The first table below looks at the demand for the Java Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Developer
Rank 58 60 52
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 1671 1552 1749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.05% 3.04% 3.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.31% 3.29% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1201 1093 1199
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 25 25
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.13 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50543 47172 53524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30720 27585 29825
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2000 2142 2717
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%

Java Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Java Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Java Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java Developer within the UK.

Java Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Java Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Java Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Java Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java Developer within the UK.

Java Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Java Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Java Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Java Developer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -4 1361 £425 -10.52% 559
London -3 879 £500 -4.76% 294
City of London +2 276 £550 +4.76% 125
Scotland -2 204 £375 - 32
South East +48 167 £353 +0.71% 67
Glasgow -6 96 £323 -19.37% 21
South West +12 81 £325 -12.16% 46
Edinburgh +22 80 £400 - 9
Wales +30 73 £350 +11.11% 10
Yorkshire +28 71 £325 +8.33% 32
East of England +11 61 £390 -2.50% 26
Hampshire +1 48 £388 +9.92% 13
South Wales +19 47 £300 - 9
North West -22 47 £350 +7.69% 58
West Yorkshire +11 44 £325 +8.33% 18
Berkshire +27 39 £350 -10.25% 16
Buckinghamshire +23 34 £350 +2.94% 3
West Midlands +5 28 £325 -21.21% 15
Milton Keynes +21 25 £368 +8.08% 1
Cardiff +13 25 £255 - 7
Leeds +10 24 £338 +20.53% 9
Wiltshire +17 22 £286 -18.21% 17
Essex +15 21 £448 - 1
Bristol -4 20 £375 +9.89% 9
Surrey -14 19 £425 +6.58% 16
North Yorkshire +15 18 £313 -10.71% 3
Gloucestershire -18 18 £300 -25.00% 6
Cheshire -1 17 £354 -5.66% 6
Newport - 17 £450 -
Reading +21 16 £350 +55.55% 3

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Java Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Java Developer in their job title.

1 3264 (99.97%) Java
2 1702 (52.13%) Spring
3 1081 (33.11%) Hibernate
4 894 (27.38%) TDD
5 887 (27.17%) SQL
6 862 (26.40%) JavaScript
7 838 (25.67%) J2EE
8 768 (23.52%) HTML
9 760 (23.28%) Agile Software Development
10 732 (22.42%) Oracle
11 707 (21.65%) Web Services
12 682 (20.89%) XML
13 640 (19.60%) Finance
14 561 (17.18%) Linux
15 560 (17.15%) CSS
16 546 (16.72%) Maven
17 514 (15.74%) Scrum
18 501 (15.34%) Banking
19 466 (14.27%) OO
20 457 (14.00%) MVC
21 437 (13.38%) JUnit
22 425 (13.02%) UNIX
23 396 (12.13%) Relational Database
24 395 (12.10%) Multithreading
25 379 (11.61%) jQuery
26 365 (11.18%) BDD
27 360 (11.03%) REST
28 355 (10.87%) JBoss
29 344 (10.54%) Tomcat
30 343 (10.51%) Subversion

Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Java Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Java Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 344 (10.54%) Tomcat
2 181 (5.54%) WebLogic
2 181 (5.54%) WebSphere
3 173 (5.30%) Apache
4 82 (2.51%) CMS
5 71 (2.17%) Oracle Coherence
6 57 (1.75%) Apache Solr
7 53 (1.62%) WebSphere Application Server
8 51 (1.56%) Apache ServiceMix
9 42 (1.29%) GlassFish
9 42 (1.29%) Confluence
10 36 (1.10%) Alfresco
10 36 (1.10%) Adobe CQ
11 34 (1.04%) Liferay
12 31 (0.95%) MQSeries
13 27 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
13 27 (0.83%) Jetty
14 26 (0.80%) FileNet
15 24 (0.74%) Oracle Service Bus
15 24 (0.74%) Node.js
Applications
1 18 (0.55%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.31%) MS Office
3 5 (0.15%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.092%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.092%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.031%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 33 (1.01%) RMDS
2 22 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 21 (0.64%) ION MarketView
4 13 (0.40%) Tridion
5 12 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
8 4 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.092%) RiskWrite
10 2 (0.061%) Magento
10 2 (0.061%) Murex MxG2000
10 2 (0.061%) BusinessWare
10 2 (0.061%) Summit
10 2 (0.061%) SAP PM
11 1 (0.031%) Retail-J
11 1 (0.031%) Dynamics CRM
11 1 (0.031%) ENOVIA
11 1 (0.031%) Global One
11 1 (0.031%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 60 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
3 25 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (0.58%) SaaS
5 13 (0.40%) GitHub
6 8 (0.25%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.21%) Heroku
8 5 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.092%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.092%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (0.092%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.031%) ElastiCache
10 1 (0.031%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 111 (3.40%) HTTP
2 64 (1.96%) Internet
3 37 (1.13%) TCP/IP
3 37 (1.13%) LDAP
4 11 (0.34%) HTTPS
5 10 (0.31%) SSH
6 9 (0.28%) Kerberos
6 9 (0.28%) SSL
7 8 (0.25%) AMQP
7 8 (0.25%) Multicast
8 7 (0.21%) Intranet
9 4 (0.12%) WAN
9 4 (0.12%) DNS
9 4 (0.12%) LAN
10 3 (0.092%) SMTP
10 3 (0.092%) FTP
10 3 (0.092%) Firewall
10 3 (0.092%) SAN
10 3 (0.092%) Network Security
11 2 (0.061%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 396 (12.13%) Relational Database
2 208 (6.37%) MySQL
3 206 (6.31%) MongoDB
4 201 (6.16%) SQL Server
5 196 (6.00%) NoSQL
6 155 (4.75%) Oracle Database
6 155 (4.75%) RDBMS
7 103 (3.15%) Apache Cassandra
8 99 (3.03%) Hadoop
9 91 (2.79%) Big Data
10 58 (1.78%) DB2
11 55 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
12 48 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
13 43 (1.32%) KDB
14 35 (1.07%) CouchDB
15 30 (0.92%) Neo4j
16 27 (0.83%) Redis
17 26 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
18 23 (0.70%) JasperReports
18 23 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 546 (16.72%) Maven
2 437 (13.38%) JUnit
3 343 (10.51%) Subversion
4 324 (9.92%) Eclipse
5 192 (5.88%) Ant
6 187 (5.73%) Jenkins
7 173 (5.30%) Git (software)
8 156 (4.78%) Selenium
9 150 (4.59%) Mockito
10 129 (3.95%) Cucumber
11 106 (3.25%) JIRA
12 104 (3.19%) Hudson
13 53 (1.62%) TeamCity
14 40 (1.23%) TestNG
15 38 (1.16%) jMock
16 37 (1.13%) DbUnit
17 32 (0.98%) Apache Ivy
18 31 (0.95%) CruiseControl
19 29 (0.89%) Jasmine
19 29 (0.89%) JBehave
General
1 640 (19.60%) Finance
2 501 (15.34%) Banking
3 329 (10.08%) Front Office
4 266 (8.15%) Investment Banking
5 73 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 54 (1.65%) Manufacturing
7 52 (1.59%) Retail
8 50 (1.53%) Back Office
9 43 (1.32%) Games
10 40 (1.23%) Marketing
11 35 (1.07%) Financial Institution
12 30 (0.92%) Electronics
13 17 (0.52%) Publishing
14 12 (0.37%) German Language
14 12 (0.37%) Advertising
15 11 (0.34%) Automotive
16 8 (0.25%) Legal
17 6 (0.18%) Billing
18 4 (0.12%) Multimedia
18 4 (0.12%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1702 (52.13%) Spring
2 1081 (33.11%) Hibernate
3 838 (25.67%) J2EE
4 768 (23.52%) HTML
5 707 (21.65%) Web Services
6 682 (20.89%) XML
7 560 (17.15%) CSS
8 379 (11.61%) jQuery
9 360 (11.03%) REST
10 340 (10.41%) JMS
11 327 (10.02%) JSP
12 316 (9.68%) Java EE
13 315 (9.65%) Spring MVC
14 269 (8.24%) SOAP
15 241 (7.38%) Struts
16 240 (7.35%) RESTful
17 210 (6.43%) Ajax
18 205 (6.28%) HTML5
19 199 (6.09%) JSON
20 186 (5.70%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 233 (7.14%) Open Source
2 218 (6.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 154 (4.72%) Fixed Income
4 114 (3.49%) Derivative
5 113 (3.46%) Computer Science
6 93 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
7 70 (2.14%) Equities
8 60 (1.84%) Mathematics
9 55 (1.68%) Credit Risk
10 25 (0.77%) Digital Media
11 24 (0.74%) Equity Derivative
12 22 (0.67%) Market Risk
12 22 (0.67%) DTV
13 21 (0.64%) Web 2.0
13 21 (0.64%) Client/Server
14 19 (0.58%) Mobile App
15 16 (0.49%) GIS
16 14 (0.43%) Physics
16 14 (0.43%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 13 (0.40%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 561 (17.18%) Linux
2 425 (13.02%) UNIX
3 90 (2.76%) Windows
4 56 (1.72%) Solaris
4 56 (1.72%) Mac OS X
5 37 (1.13%) Android
6 19 (0.58%) Apple iOS
7 16 (0.49%) HPUX
8 11 (0.34%) CentOS
9 8 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.18%) Fedora
10 6 (0.18%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.15%) AIX
11 5 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.061%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.061%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.061%) MVS
12 2 (0.061%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.031%) Debian
13 1 (0.031%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 894 (27.38%) TDD
2 760 (23.28%) Agile Software Development
3 514 (15.74%) Scrum
4 466 (14.27%) OO
5 457 (14.00%) MVC
6 395 (12.10%) Multithreading
7 365 (11.18%) BDD
8 328 (10.05%) Continuous Integration
9 276 (8.45%) SOA
10 274 (8.39%) E-Commerce
11 238 (7.29%) Low Latency
12 226 (6.92%) Unit Testing
13 217 (6.65%) Software Engineering
14 183 (5.60%) UML
15 173 (5.30%) Pair Programming
16 172 (5.27%) Web Development
17 135 (4.13%) OOD
18 113 (3.46%) Configuration Management
19 95 (2.91%) Kanban
20 70 (2.14%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 3264 (99.97%) Java
2 887 (27.17%) SQL
3 862 (26.40%) JavaScript
4 255 (7.81%) Scala
5 186 (5.70%) PL/SQL
6 159 (4.87%) C#
7 143 (4.38%) C++
8 140 (4.29%) Python
9 138 (4.23%) Groovy
10 106 (3.25%) Perl
11 87 (2.66%) Shell Script
12 70 (2.14%) Ruby
13 55 (1.68%) PHP
14 51 (1.56%) Bash Shell
15 46 (1.41%) XPath
16 43 (1.32%) C
16 43 (1.32%) T-SQL
16 43 (1.32%) Clojure
17 21 (0.64%) VB
18 12 (0.37%) Korn
Qualifications
1 213 (6.52%) Degree
2 172 (5.27%) Security Cleared
3 113 (3.46%) SC Cleared
4 35 (1.07%) DV Cleared
5 22 (0.67%) Sun Certification
6 7 (0.21%) OCPJP
7 6 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
8 5 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.092%) OCAJ
9 3 (0.092%) PhD
9 3 (0.092%) OCP
9 3 (0.092%) OCA
10 2 (0.061%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.031%) Brainbench
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (3.03%) QA
2 6 (0.18%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.15%) SNOMED CT
4 3 (0.092%) HL7
5 2 (0.061%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.061%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.061%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.031%) SLA
6 1 (0.031%) EMIR
6 1 (0.031%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 14 (0.43%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.18%) HDFS
3 4 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.12%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.061%) Shibboleth
4 2 (0.061%) vCloud
4 2 (0.061%) Docker
5 1 (0.031%) Squid
5 1 (0.031%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.031%) GridGain
5 1 (0.031%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.031%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 26 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
2 24 (0.74%) Puppet
3 6 (0.18%) OpenAM
4 5 (0.15%) Vagrant
4 5 (0.15%) Oozie
5 3 (0.092%) Salt
5 3 (0.092%) OpenSSO
6 2 (0.061%) OpenIDM
6 2 (0.061%) Nagios
7 1 (0.031%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.031%) Ansible
7 1 (0.031%) logstash
7 1 (0.031%) CA LISA
7 1 (0.031%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.031%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.031%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.031%) YUM
7 1 (0.031%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 732 (22.42%) Oracle
2 355 (10.87%) JBoss
3 174 (5.33%) Sybase
4 103 (3.15%) TIBCO
5 101 (3.09%) IBM
6 65 (1.99%) Google
7 60 (1.84%) 29West
8 49 (1.50%) Microsoft
9 39 (1.19%) ION Trading
10 35 (1.07%) Adobe
11 33 (1.01%) SAP
12 28 (0.86%) Red Hat
13 26 (0.80%) hybris
13 26 (0.80%) FatWire
14 24 (0.74%) Sun
15 23 (0.70%) ATG
15 23 (0.70%) Atomikos
16 21 (0.64%) Perforce
16 21 (0.64%) Twitter
17 19 (0.58%) Akamai
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