The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Developer
Rank 51 57 61
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 2006 1803 1614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.42% 3.24% 3.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.69% 3.51% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1410 1235 1141
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £625 £647
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £373
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 22
Average hourly rate £42.50 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.17 £30.00 £23.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £50.50 £49.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+23.52% -2.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 +8 1759 £450 +5.88% 559
London +4 1024 £500 +5.26% 278
City of London -1 268 £550 - 89
South East -7 183 £400 +14.28% 69
East of England +37 152 £385 -3.75% 41
Scotland -3 148 £380 -5.00% 29
Yorkshire +13 110 £400 +23.07% 40
North West -6 109 £413 +17.85% 58
South West -9 98 £425 +28.30% 42
West Yorkshire +23 87 £400 +23.07% 34
Leeds +30 82 £405 +26.56% 32
Wales 0 68 £250 -16.66% 15
Glasgow +1 65 £350 -12.50% 15
South Wales +5 62 £250 -1.96% 15
Cambridgeshire +33 60 £380 -5.00% 13
Edinburgh -15 52 £388 -3.12% 11
Manchester -2 47 £450 +28.57% 28
Surrey +28 44 £408 +20.74% 12
Cardiff +2 43 £250 - 11
Essex -2 43 £425 -5.02% 3
Gloucestershire -4 43 £444 +9.90% 11
Berkshire -12 36 £350 - 15
Hampshire -19 36 £375 +2.73% 17
Cheshire +1 35 £400 +13.07% 19
Hertfordshire +12 33 £388 +0.32% 18
North East -16 32 £425 +30.76% 10
Tyne and Wear -13 30 £425 +30.76% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 30 £425 +30.76% 8
Oxfordshire -4 29 £423 +20.71% 5
Devon +23 28 £425 +6.91% 3

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 3719 (99.95%) Java
2 1900 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
3 1554 (41.76%) Spring
4 1196 (32.14%) TDD
5 1011 (27.17%) JavaScript
6 927 (24.91%) HTML
7 922 (24.78%) SQL
8 917 (24.64%) Web Services
9 905 (24.32%) Hibernate
10 868 (23.33%) J2EE
11 746 (20.05%) Oracle
12 737 (19.81%) Finance
13 698 (18.76%) Scrum
14 692 (18.60%) Linux
15 619 (16.64%) XML
16 605 (16.26%) Maven
17 593 (15.94%) CSS
18 583 (15.67%) REST
19 574 (15.43%) Banking
20 532 (14.30%) Continuous Integration
21 524 (14.08%) JUnit
22 523 (14.06%) OO
23 486 (13.06%) Security Cleared
23 486 (13.06%) Git (software)
24 454 (12.20%) Multithreading
25 447 (12.01%) UNIX
26 446 (11.99%) BDD
27 439 (11.80%) Relational Database
28 430 (11.56%) RESTful
29 410 (11.02%) SOAP

Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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
1 404 (10.86%) JBoss
2 393 (10.56%) Tomcat
3 231 (6.21%) WebSphere
4 203 (5.46%) Apache
5 191 (5.13%) WebLogic
6 103 (2.77%) Node.js
7 101 (2.71%) Confluence
8 95 (2.55%) Oracle Coherence
9 86 (2.31%) Mule
10 82 (2.20%) Jetty
11 65 (1.75%) CMS
12 63 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
13 61 (1.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 61 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
14 49 (1.32%) Mule ESB
15 48 (1.29%) Apache Solr
16 44 (1.18%) Apache Spark
17 43 (1.16%) MQSeries
18 32 (0.86%) GlassFish
19 29 (0.78%) Liferay
Applications
1 37 (0.99%) MS Excel
2 15 (0.40%) MS Office
3 5 (0.13%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.11%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.054%) GIMP
7 1 (0.027%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 17 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
2 12 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
4 10 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
5 9 (0.24%) ION MarketView
6 8 (0.21%) Tridion
7 5 (0.13%) RMDS
7 5 (0.13%) Cordys
8 3 (0.081%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.081%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.081%) Adobe Campaign
9 2 (0.054%) BigMachines
9 2 (0.054%) Summit
9 2 (0.054%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.054%) Magento
9 2 (0.054%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.027%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.027%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
10 1 (0.027%) Exstream
10 1 (0.027%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 178 (4.78%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (1.59%) GitHub
3 26 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (0.40%) Amazon S3
5 14 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
6 12 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
7 11 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
7 11 (0.30%) SaaS
8 8 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (0.19%) PaaS
9 7 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (0.16%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.13%) IaaS
11 5 (0.13%) Google Checkout
11 5 (0.13%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.11%) Google App Engine
13 3 (0.081%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.081%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 2 (0.054%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 171 (4.60%) HTTP
2 106 (2.85%) Internet
3 47 (1.26%) TCP/IP
4 36 (0.97%) SSL
5 23 (0.62%) LDAP
6 20 (0.54%) Firewall
7 19 (0.51%) AMQP
8 14 (0.38%) SNMP
9 13 (0.35%) HTTPS
10 11 (0.30%) Intranet
11 8 (0.21%) Kerberos
11 8 (0.21%) X.509
11 8 (0.21%) OpenLDAP
12 6 (0.16%) FTP
13 5 (0.13%) SAN
14 4 (0.11%) Multicast
15 3 (0.081%) VPN
15 3 (0.081%) DNS
16 2 (0.054%) ATM
16 2 (0.054%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 439 (11.80%) Relational Database
2 335 (9.00%) MongoDB
3 283 (7.61%) SQL Server
4 282 (7.58%) NoSQL
5 265 (7.12%) MySQL
6 184 (4.94%) Hadoop
7 174 (4.68%) Oracle Database
8 150 (4.03%) PostgreSQL
9 139 (3.74%) RDBMS
10 130 (3.49%) Big Data
11 120 (3.22%) Apache Cassandra
12 107 (2.88%) DB2
13 60 (1.61%) Neo4j
13 60 (1.61%) HBase
14 45 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
15 31 (0.83%) Redis
16 25 (0.67%) Apache Hive
17 23 (0.62%) KDB
18 20 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
18 20 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 605 (16.26%) Maven
2 524 (14.08%) JUnit
3 486 (13.06%) Git (software)
4 394 (10.59%) Jenkins
5 361 (9.70%) Subversion
6 297 (7.98%) Eclipse
7 213 (5.72%) Cucumber
8 193 (5.19%) JIRA
9 187 (5.03%) Ant
10 176 (4.73%) Mockito
11 143 (3.84%) Selenium
12 121 (3.25%) Gradle
13 77 (2.07%) IntelliJ
14 67 (1.80%) Hudson
15 64 (1.72%) TeamCity
16 52 (1.40%) jMock
17 50 (1.34%) Geb
18 49 (1.32%) Spock
19 34 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 34 (0.91%) JMeter
General
1 737 (19.81%) Finance
2 574 (15.43%) Banking
3 294 (7.90%) Investment Banking
4 292 (7.85%) Front Office
5 75 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 72 (1.93%) Retail
7 39 (1.05%) Marketing
8 37 (0.99%) Financial Institution
9 35 (0.94%) Publishing
10 34 (0.91%) Games
11 32 (0.86%) Manufacturing
12 28 (0.75%) Back Office
13 18 (0.48%) Automotive
14 16 (0.43%) Legal
15 12 (0.32%) Electronics
15 12 (0.32%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.19%) French Language
16 7 (0.19%) Advertising
16 7 (0.19%) Military
17 5 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1554 (41.76%) Spring
2 927 (24.91%) HTML
3 917 (24.64%) Web Services
4 905 (24.32%) Hibernate
5 868 (23.33%) J2EE
6 619 (16.64%) XML
7 593 (15.94%) CSS
8 583 (15.67%) REST
9 430 (11.56%) RESTful
10 410 (11.02%) SOAP
11 352 (9.46%) JMS
12 348 (9.35%) JSP
13 336 (9.03%) HTML5
14 311 (8.36%) jQuery
15 300 (8.06%) Java EE
16 294 (7.90%) Spring MVC
17 285 (7.66%) JSON
18 257 (6.91%) AngularJS
19 239 (6.42%) JPA
20 228 (6.13%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 197 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
2 180 (4.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 140 (3.76%) Derivative
4 90 (2.42%) Equities
5 89 (2.39%) Computer Science
6 78 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
7 70 (1.88%) Fixed Income
8 69 (1.85%) Equity Derivative
9 61 (1.64%) Mobile App
10 58 (1.56%) Market Risk
11 44 (1.18%) User Experience
12 42 (1.13%) N-Tier
13 39 (1.05%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 36 (0.97%) Data Structures
14 36 (0.97%) Algorithms
15 30 (0.81%) Credit Risk
16 21 (0.56%) Mathematics
17 19 (0.51%) Web 2.0
17 19 (0.51%) Visualisation
18 17 (0.46%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 692 (18.60%) Linux
2 447 (12.01%) UNIX
3 131 (3.52%) Windows
4 108 (2.90%) Mac OS X
5 48 (1.29%) Solaris
6 40 (1.07%) CentOS
7 38 (1.02%) Ubuntu
8 32 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 27 (0.73%) Android
10 12 (0.32%) Apple iOS
11 10 (0.27%) Mac OS
12 8 (0.21%) AIX
12 8 (0.21%) HPUX
13 6 (0.16%) VMS
14 5 (0.13%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.11%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.054%) Embedded Linux
16 2 (0.054%) Windows 7
17 1 (0.027%) Mac OS X Server
17 1 (0.027%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1900 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 1196 (32.14%) TDD
3 698 (18.76%) Scrum
4 532 (14.30%) Continuous Integration
5 523 (14.06%) OO
6 454 (12.20%) Multithreading
7 446 (11.99%) BDD
8 406 (10.91%) MVC
9 328 (8.81%) SOA
10 311 (8.36%) Pair Programming
11 301 (8.09%) Software Engineering
12 265 (7.12%) SDLC
13 252 (6.77%) Web Development
14 250 (6.72%) E-Commerce
15 244 (6.56%) Unit Testing
16 209 (5.62%) Open Source
17 185 (4.97%) Low Latency
18 175 (4.70%) OOD
19 168 (4.51%) Kanban
20 145 (3.90%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3719 (99.95%) Java
2 1011 (27.17%) JavaScript
3 922 (24.78%) SQL
4 293 (7.87%) Scala
5 210 (5.64%) Python
6 191 (5.13%) C#
7 188 (5.05%) PL/SQL
8 162 (4.35%) Groovy
9 145 (3.90%) C++
10 115 (3.09%) Perl
11 113 (3.04%) Ruby
12 82 (2.20%) Shell Script
13 70 (1.88%) C
14 61 (1.64%) PHP
15 54 (1.45%) Bash Shell
16 44 (1.18%) XPath
17 24 (0.64%) T-SQL
18 19 (0.51%) Lua
19 17 (0.46%) Clojure
20 11 (0.30%) Korn
Qualifications
1 486 (13.06%) Security Cleared
2 267 (7.18%) SC Cleared
3 175 (4.70%) Degree
4 130 (3.49%) DV Cleared
5 47 (1.26%) Sun Certification
6 14 (0.38%) BC Cleared
7 11 (0.30%) OCPJP
8 9 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
8 9 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
8 9 (0.24%) PhD
9 6 (0.16%) OCP
9 6 (0.16%) OCA
9 6 (0.16%) OCMJD
9 6 (0.16%) OCAJ
10 4 (0.11%) OCPJWCD
11 2 (0.054%) HND
11 2 (0.054%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.027%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (2.90%) QA
2 9 (0.24%) SLA
3 7 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
4 5 (0.13%) EMIR
4 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.081%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.054%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.027%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.027%) HL7
7 1 (0.027%) CDISC
7 1 (0.027%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.027%) MiFID
System Software
1 57 (1.53%) Docker
2 23 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.43%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.43%) Apache Flume
4 13 (0.35%) HDFS
5 10 (0.27%) GridGain
6 7 (0.19%) vCloud
6 7 (0.19%) Varnish
7 6 (0.16%) vSphere
8 5 (0.13%) Squid
8 5 (0.13%) VirtualBox
8 5 (0.13%) Platform Symphony
9 4 (0.11%) Shibboleth
10 3 (0.081%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.081%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.027%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.027%) Samba
11 1 (0.027%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 93 (2.50%) Puppet
2 54 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (0.78%) Ansible
4 19 (0.51%) Vagrant
5 15 (0.40%) Kibana
6 13 (0.35%) ZABBIX
7 12 (0.32%) Graphite
8 11 (0.30%) Rundeck
8 11 (0.30%) Apache Shiro
8 11 (0.30%) logstash
9 10 (0.27%) Salt
10 9 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 9 (0.24%) Nagios
11 6 (0.16%) Oozie
12 5 (0.13%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.11%) MOM
14 3 (0.081%) Control-M
15 2 (0.054%) yum
15 2 (0.054%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 746 (20.05%) Oracle
2 183 (4.92%) Sybase
3 127 (3.41%) IBM
4 76 (2.04%) TIBCO
5 67 (1.80%) Adobe
6 61 (1.64%) Microsoft
7 60 (1.61%) Google
8 45 (1.21%) hybris
9 39 (1.05%) Atlassian
10 36 (0.97%) Red Hat
11 32 (0.86%) Sun
12 31 (0.83%) VMware
13 20 (0.54%) FatWire
13 20 (0.54%) SAP
13 20 (0.54%) Informatica
14 18 (0.48%) New Relic
14 18 (0.48%) MuleSoft
14 18 (0.48%) Solace
15 17 (0.46%) Twitter
16 14 (0.38%) Splunk
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Hampshire
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