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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Developer
Rank 47 62 64
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 1960 1465 1360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.63% 2.86% 2.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.95% 3.10% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1475 1041 954
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £344 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.36% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 26
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%

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
49661 47331 45270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 31654 28484 25553
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2007 2082 2584
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.11% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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 29 December 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 +11 1739 £450 - 380
London +13 1065 £525 +5.00% 178
City of London +8 282 £528 +0.47% 70
South East +11 180 £400 +18.95% 64
Scotland +7 175 £400 +14.28% 15
North West +21 131 £374 +6.78% 36
South West +19 98 £400 +12.28% 33
Edinburgh +6 92 £375 +7.91% 10
Yorkshire +4 92 £375 +15.38% 21
East of England +26 91 £425 +13.33% 32
West Yorkshire +10 76 £400 +23.07% 14
Leeds +10 70 £400 +23.07% 12
Essex +24 57 £450 +25.00% 12
Oxfordshire +21 48 £500 +33.33% 4
Glasgow -4 46 £400 +24.22% 2
Manchester -1 45 £350 -3.44% 21
Gloucestershire +20 42 £450 +12.50% 8
Cheshire +20 33 £369 +11.32% 6
Hampshire -20 33 £370 +60.86% 8
Lancashire +6 32 £375 +25.00% 3
East Midlands +3 30 £375 +6.38% 7
Surrey -7 30 £363 +16.00% 15
Bristol +1 29 £388 +14.81% 15
Oxford +3 27 £518 +29.37% 2
North East -20 27 £325 +18.18% 3
Berkshire -29 25 £317 -15.60% 13
Stirling - 23 £450 -
West Midlands -12 22 £355 +33.96% 6
Tyne and Wear -24 22 £353 +29.95% 2
Gloucester +16 21 £450 - 3

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 3836 (99.97%) Java
2 1735 (45.22%) Agile Software Development
3 1692 (44.10%) Spring
4 1115 (29.06%) Hibernate
5 1109 (28.90%) TDD
6 956 (24.92%) J2EE
7 946 (24.65%) HTML
8 930 (24.24%) SQL
9 927 (24.16%) Oracle
10 886 (23.09%) JavaScript
11 806 (21.01%) XML
12 775 (20.20%) Web Services
13 728 (18.97%) Linux
14 650 (16.94%) Finance
15 619 (16.13%) UNIX
16 612 (15.95%) Banking
17 607 (15.82%) CSS
18 604 (15.74%) Scrum
19 598 (15.59%) Maven
20 565 (14.73%) Relational Database
21 546 (14.23%) OO
22 516 (13.45%) MVC
23 512 (13.34%) JUnit
24 510 (13.29%) Continuous Integration
25 492 (12.82%) REST
26 444 (11.57%) Multithreading
27 430 (11.21%) BDD
28 427 (11.13%) Front Office
29 426 (11.10%) JSP
30 400 (10.42%) Subversion

Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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
1 377 (9.83%) Tomcat
2 338 (8.81%) JBoss
3 218 (5.68%) WebSphere
4 211 (5.50%) Apache
5 181 (4.72%) WebLogic
6 133 (3.47%) CMS
7 74 (1.93%) Adobe CQ
8 55 (1.43%) Oracle Coherence
9 53 (1.38%) Confluence
10 48 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
11 41 (1.07%) Apache Solr
12 39 (1.02%) Node.js
13 34 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
14 31 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 30 (0.78%) Jetty
15 30 (0.78%) Alfresco
16 29 (0.76%) FileNet
17 28 (0.73%) TIBCO EMS
18 27 (0.70%) Mule
19 26 (0.68%) GlassFish
Applications
1 13 (0.34%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.21%) MS Office
3 4 (0.10%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.078%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.026%) GIMP
5 1 (0.026%) MS Project
5 1 (0.026%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 38 (0.99%) ION MarketView
2 30 (0.78%) RMDS
3 20 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
4 19 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.23%) Murex MxG2000
5 9 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
6 7 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.16%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
8 5 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.078%) Remedy AR System
11 2 (0.052%) ENOVIA
11 2 (0.052%) Oracle Retail
11 2 (0.052%) Temenos T24
12 1 (0.026%) Advent Geneva
12 1 (0.026%) Magento
12 1 (0.026%) Dynamics NAV
12 1 (0.026%) Infor M3
12 1 (0.026%) Shopify
12 1 (0.026%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 63 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
3 33 (0.86%) GitHub
4 31 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (0.65%) Amazon S3
6 9 (0.23%) SaaS
7 7 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.078%) PaaS
9 3 (0.078%) Heroku
10 2 (0.052%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.052%) IaaS
11 1 (0.026%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 231 (6.02%) HTTP
2 80 (2.08%) LDAP
3 66 (1.72%) Internet
4 22 (0.57%) TCP/IP
4 22 (0.57%) AMQP
5 17 (0.44%) Intranet
6 14 (0.36%) HTTPS
7 13 (0.34%) SNMP
7 13 (0.34%) SSH
8 8 (0.21%) DSL
9 7 (0.18%) SSL
9 7 (0.18%) Multicast
10 5 (0.13%) Extranet
11 3 (0.078%) DVB
11 3 (0.078%) Network Security
12 2 (0.052%) NGN
12 2 (0.052%) MQTT
12 2 (0.052%) Firewall
13 1 (0.026%) ASN.1
13 1 (0.026%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 565 (14.73%) Relational Database
2 276 (7.19%) MongoDB
3 254 (6.62%) MySQL
4 205 (5.34%) RDBMS
5 194 (5.06%) Oracle Database
5 194 (5.06%) NoSQL
6 186 (4.85%) SQL Server
7 115 (3.00%) Big Data
8 107 (2.79%) Hadoop
9 105 (2.74%) Neo4j
10 93 (2.42%) Apache Cassandra
11 86 (2.24%) Oracle Database 11g
12 76 (1.98%) DB2
13 66 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
14 54 (1.41%) MariaDB
15 48 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
16 35 (0.91%) Redis
17 32 (0.83%) KDB
18 29 (0.76%) Hazelcast
19 28 (0.73%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 598 (15.59%) Maven
2 512 (13.34%) JUnit
3 400 (10.42%) Subversion
4 354 (9.23%) Git (software)
5 341 (8.89%) Eclipse
6 275 (7.17%) Jenkins
7 200 (5.21%) Ant
8 171 (4.46%) JIRA
9 170 (4.43%) Selenium
10 166 (4.33%) Mockito
11 159 (4.14%) Cucumber
12 95 (2.48%) Hudson
13 74 (1.93%) TeamCity
14 69 (1.80%) IntelliJ
15 63 (1.64%) jMock
16 52 (1.36%) CruiseControl
17 31 (0.81%) Gradle
17 31 (0.81%) Jasmine
18 30 (0.78%) ClearCase
19 29 (0.76%) JMeter
General
1 650 (16.94%) Finance
2 612 (15.95%) Banking
3 427 (11.13%) Front Office
4 315 (8.21%) Investment Banking
5 64 (1.67%) Marketing
6 61 (1.59%) Telecoms
7 60 (1.56%) Publishing
8 48 (1.25%) Retail
9 38 (0.99%) Manufacturing
10 37 (0.96%) Games
11 33 (0.86%) Financial Institution
12 28 (0.73%) Advertising
13 23 (0.60%) Back Office
14 21 (0.55%) Electronics
15 14 (0.36%) Legal
16 12 (0.31%) Automotive
17 7 (0.18%) German Language
18 6 (0.16%) French Language
18 6 (0.16%) Law
18 6 (0.16%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1692 (44.10%) Spring
2 1115 (29.06%) Hibernate
3 956 (24.92%) J2EE
4 946 (24.65%) HTML
5 806 (21.01%) XML
6 775 (20.20%) Web Services
7 607 (15.82%) CSS
8 492 (12.82%) REST
9 426 (11.10%) JSP
10 388 (10.11%) Spring MVC
11 341 (8.89%) SOAP
12 336 (8.76%) Java EE
13 333 (8.68%) RESTful
14 310 (8.08%) jQuery
15 290 (7.56%) JMS
16 253 (6.59%) Struts
17 238 (6.20%) XSLT
18 234 (6.10%) JSON
19 224 (5.84%) JPA
20 220 (5.73%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 272 (7.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 211 (5.50%) Open Source
3 198 (5.16%) Derivative
4 173 (4.51%) Fixed Income
5 152 (3.96%) Computer Science
6 137 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
7 116 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
8 94 (2.45%) Equities
9 79 (2.06%) Data Structures
10 65 (1.69%) Algorithms
11 60 (1.56%) User Experience
12 45 (1.17%) Equity Derivative
13 41 (1.07%) Credit Derivative
14 37 (0.96%) Mathematics
15 34 (0.89%) N-Tier
16 33 (0.86%) Digital Media
17 30 (0.78%) Visualisation
17 30 (0.78%) Market Risk
18 25 (0.65%) Grid Computing
19 24 (0.63%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 728 (18.97%) Linux
2 619 (16.13%) UNIX
3 161 (4.20%) Mac OS X
4 114 (2.97%) Windows
5 46 (1.20%) Android
6 38 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 29 (0.76%) Solaris
8 24 (0.63%) Apple iOS
9 20 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
10 18 (0.47%) CentOS
11 12 (0.31%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.16%) HPUX
13 5 (0.13%) VMS
13 5 (0.13%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.10%) AIX
14 4 (0.10%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.078%) Fedora
15 3 (0.078%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.078%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.052%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1735 (45.22%) Agile Software Development
2 1109 (28.90%) TDD
3 604 (15.74%) Scrum
4 546 (14.23%) OO
5 516 (13.45%) MVC
6 510 (13.29%) Continuous Integration
7 444 (11.57%) Multithreading
8 430 (11.21%) BDD
9 339 (8.84%) SOA
10 275 (7.17%) Web Development
11 265 (6.91%) Low Latency
12 247 (6.44%) E-Commerce
13 224 (5.84%) Software Engineering
14 220 (5.73%) Unit Testing
15 186 (4.85%) Pair Programming
16 163 (4.25%) Configuration Management
17 148 (3.86%) Responsive Web Design
18 143 (3.73%) Web Design
19 131 (3.41%) OOD
20 130 (3.39%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3836 (99.97%) Java
2 930 (24.24%) SQL
3 886 (23.09%) JavaScript
4 249 (6.49%) PL/SQL
5 227 (5.92%) C#
6 217 (5.66%) Scala
7 183 (4.77%) Python
8 177 (4.61%) C++
9 111 (2.89%) Perl
10 105 (2.74%) Ruby
11 100 (2.61%) Groovy
12 88 (2.29%) PHP
13 79 (2.06%) Shell Script
14 74 (1.93%) Bash Shell
15 53 (1.38%) XPath
16 46 (1.20%) C
17 45 (1.17%) Clojure
18 22 (0.57%) T-SQL
19 19 (0.50%) XQuery
20 15 (0.39%) Lua
Qualifications
1 304 (7.92%) Security Cleared
2 241 (6.28%) Degree
3 168 (4.38%) SC Cleared
4 94 (2.45%) DV Cleared
5 49 (1.28%) Sun Certification
6 11 (0.29%) OCPJP
7 9 (0.23%) BC Cleared
8 7 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
9 6 (0.16%) PhD
10 5 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.078%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.026%) OCAJ
12 1 (0.026%) HND
12 1 (0.026%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.026%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.026%) OCP
12 1 (0.026%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (2.58%) QA
2 6 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (0.10%) SLA
4 3 (0.078%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.078%) SNOMED CT
5 1 (0.026%) HL7
5 1 (0.026%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.026%) Basel III
5 1 (0.026%) EMIR
5 1 (0.026%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.026%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 19 (0.50%) Docker
2 17 (0.44%) VirtualBox
3 16 (0.42%) Shibboleth
4 11 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.13%) HDFS
7 4 (0.10%) Varnish
8 3 (0.078%) Active Directory
9 2 (0.052%) GridGain
10 1 (0.026%) RHEV
10 1 (0.026%) vCloud
10 1 (0.026%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 67 (1.75%) Puppet
2 34 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (0.86%) Vagrant
4 15 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Management
5 12 (0.31%) Ansible
6 7 (0.18%) yum
7 5 (0.13%) Oozie
7 5 (0.13%) OpenAM
8 4 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (0.078%) Graphite
9 3 (0.078%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.052%) OpenSSO
10 2 (0.052%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 2 (0.052%) CA Endevor
10 2 (0.052%) SCOM
10 2 (0.052%) Control-M
10 2 (0.052%) Capistrano
10 2 (0.052%) Salt
10 2 (0.052%) Kibana
10 2 (0.052%) StatsD
Vendors
1 927 (24.16%) Oracle
2 183 (4.77%) Sybase
3 122 (3.18%) TIBCO
4 109 (2.84%) IBM
5 64 (1.67%) Adobe
6 56 (1.46%) Red Hat
7 50 (1.30%) Microsoft
8 47 (1.22%) ION Trading
9 43 (1.12%) Google
10 35 (0.91%) FatWire
11 31 (0.81%) Sun
11 31 (0.81%) 29West
12 30 (0.78%) hybris
12 30 (0.78%) SAP
13 26 (0.68%) Twitter
14 22 (0.57%) Murex
15 19 (0.50%) Atlassian
16 18 (0.47%) Bloomberg
17 17 (0.44%) Perforce
18 15 (0.39%) Reuters
Central London / West End
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 1 hour ago
Croydon, Surrey
Alexander Mann Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
University of Westminster
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £80000 - £110000 per annum + or £600pd
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £350 to £400 p/day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Up to £345 per day DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £610 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Gold Group
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago