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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Developer
Rank 55 58 60
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 1798 1689 1512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.22% 3.19% 3.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.48% 3.45% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1284 1197 1064
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 £288 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+13.07% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 28
Average hourly rate £40.30 £36.00 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +8.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.50 £23.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.30 £36.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -6.49%

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
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1943 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +7 1583 £450 +4.71% 614
London +4 941 £500 - 305
City of London -5 255 £550 +4.76% 100
South East +12 192 £400 +9.58% 75
Scotland -12 130 £375 - 32
East of England +47 119 £388 +10.78% 61
South West +17 108 £400 +14.28% 46
North West +10 70 £400 +7.38% 63
Yorkshire -41 65 £375 +15.38% 31
Wales -4 56 £369 +6.88% 7
Essex +29 53 £450 +57.89% 12
Surrey +20 50 £400 -3.03% 13
West Yorkshire -31 50 £375 +15.38% 26
South Wales -2 46 £288 -11.53% 7
Glasgow -14 45 £350 +8.52% 16
Oxfordshire +15 44 £423 +12.66% 13
Gloucestershire +26 41 £475 +11.76% 5
Edinburgh -22 41 £386 -3.43% 11
Leeds -32 39 £375 +14.50% 24
Hampshire -8 35 £375 -3.22% 12
Cambridgeshire +17 33 £350 -12.50% 30
East Midlands +4 33 £400 - 4
Cheshire +15 29 £375 +7.52% 23
Oxford +9 29 £425 +13.33% 6
Devon +15 27 £388 +3.67% 7
Manchester -1 27 £413 +26.92% 29
North East -13 27 £350 +7.69% 10
Berkshire +10 26 £363 +5.83% 23
Cardiff +5 26 £250 -9.09% 6
Exeter +14 24 £400 +7.02% 6

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 3834 (99.97%) Java
2 1865 (48.63%) Agile Software Development
3 1608 (41.93%) Spring
4 1159 (30.22%) TDD
5 988 (25.76%) Hibernate
6 984 (25.66%) JavaScript
7 979 (25.53%) SQL
8 946 (24.67%) Web Services
9 937 (24.43%) J2EE
10 905 (23.60%) HTML
11 775 (20.21%) Oracle
12 731 (19.06%) Finance
13 729 (19.01%) Linux
14 688 (17.94%) Scrum
15 638 (16.64%) XML
16 599 (15.62%) REST
17 595 (15.51%) Maven
18 581 (15.15%) Banking
19 576 (15.02%) JUnit
20 574 (14.97%) CSS
21 552 (14.39%) OO
22 492 (12.83%) Multithreading
23 483 (12.59%) Relational Database
24 478 (12.46%) UNIX
25 468 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
26 444 (11.58%) Tomcat
27 431 (11.24%) BDD
28 417 (10.87%) Git (software)
29 415 (10.82%) MVC
30 414 (10.80%) SOAP

Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 444 (11.58%) Tomcat
2 386 (10.07%) JBoss
3 236 (6.15%) WebSphere
4 204 (5.32%) WebLogic
5 166 (4.33%) Apache
6 82 (2.14%) Oracle Coherence
7 74 (1.93%) CMS
8 69 (1.80%) Mule
9 67 (1.75%) Confluence
10 59 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
11 58 (1.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 56 (1.46%) Jetty
13 52 (1.36%) Node.js
14 51 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
15 45 (1.17%) Apache Solr
16 42 (1.10%) Mule ESB
17 33 (0.86%) Apache Spark
17 33 (0.86%) Liferay
18 30 (0.78%) MQSeries
19 28 (0.73%) GlassFish
Applications
1 45 (1.17%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.37%) MS Office
3 4 (0.10%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.078%) GIMP
5 2 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.052%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.026%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (0.65%) ION MarketView
2 20 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 17 (0.44%) RMDS
4 11 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
5 8 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
6 7 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
7 5 (0.13%) Tridion
7 5 (0.13%) Magento
7 5 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.078%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.078%) Summit
8 3 (0.078%) Adobe Campaign
9 2 (0.052%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.052%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.026%) Remedy AR System
10 1 (0.026%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
10 1 (0.026%) Loan IQ
10 1 (0.026%) SAP xRPM
10 1 (0.026%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.026%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 171 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (1.38%) GitHub
3 27 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
4 21 (0.55%) Amazon S3
5 18 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
7 12 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
8 10 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (0.18%) SaaS
12 6 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.13%) Google Checkout
13 5 (0.13%) IaaS
14 4 (0.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 2 (0.052%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 2 (0.052%) Heroku
16 1 (0.026%) Google Analytics
16 1 (0.026%) Google Apps
16 1 (0.026%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 199 (5.19%) HTTP
2 107 (2.79%) Internet
3 46 (1.20%) TCP/IP
4 41 (1.07%) LDAP
5 31 (0.81%) AMQP
6 17 (0.44%) SSL
7 14 (0.37%) X.509
7 14 (0.37%) Kerberos
7 14 (0.37%) HTTPS
8 13 (0.34%) Firewall
8 13 (0.34%) Intranet
9 8 (0.21%) SNMP
10 7 (0.18%) FTP
11 5 (0.13%) OpenLDAP
11 5 (0.13%) Multicast
12 4 (0.10%) VPN
13 3 (0.078%) DNS
13 3 (0.078%) SAN
13 3 (0.078%) NFC
14 2 (0.052%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 483 (12.59%) Relational Database
2 270 (7.04%) SQL Server
3 258 (6.73%) MongoDB
4 241 (6.28%) MySQL
5 221 (5.76%) NoSQL
6 168 (4.38%) Oracle Database
7 161 (4.20%) Hadoop
8 144 (3.75%) RDBMS
9 135 (3.52%) Big Data
10 108 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
11 104 (2.71%) DB2
12 83 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
13 68 (1.77%) Neo4j
14 54 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
15 31 (0.81%) Couchbase
16 24 (0.63%) HBase
17 22 (0.57%) Hazelcast
17 22 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
18 21 (0.55%) KDB
19 18 (0.47%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 595 (15.51%) Maven
2 576 (15.02%) JUnit
3 417 (10.87%) Git (software)
4 381 (9.93%) Subversion
5 325 (8.47%) Eclipse
6 312 (8.14%) Jenkins
7 200 (5.22%) Ant
8 199 (5.19%) Cucumber
9 165 (4.30%) JIRA
10 159 (4.15%) Mockito
11 133 (3.47%) Selenium
12 89 (2.32%) Gradle
13 58 (1.51%) jMock
14 50 (1.30%) SoapUI
15 49 (1.28%) IntelliJ
16 48 (1.25%) TeamCity
17 42 (1.10%) Hudson
18 35 (0.91%) CruiseControl
19 31 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 29 (0.76%) Mercurial
General
1 731 (19.06%) Finance
2 581 (15.15%) Banking
3 353 (9.20%) Front Office
4 304 (7.93%) Investment Banking
5 73 (1.90%) Retail
6 69 (1.80%) Telecoms
7 59 (1.54%) Marketing
8 52 (1.36%) Publishing
9 44 (1.15%) Games
9 44 (1.15%) Manufacturing
10 37 (0.96%) Back Office
11 23 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 19 (0.50%) Electronics
13 15 (0.39%) Legal
14 14 (0.37%) Automotive
15 12 (0.31%) Advertising
16 10 (0.26%) Retail Banking
16 10 (0.26%) French Language
17 6 (0.16%) Military
18 4 (0.10%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1608 (41.93%) Spring
2 988 (25.76%) Hibernate
3 946 (24.67%) Web Services
4 937 (24.43%) J2EE
5 905 (23.60%) HTML
6 638 (16.64%) XML
7 599 (15.62%) REST
8 574 (14.97%) CSS
9 414 (10.80%) SOAP
10 404 (10.53%) RESTful
11 357 (9.31%) JSP
12 341 (8.89%) JMS
13 318 (8.29%) HTML5
13 318 (8.29%) jQuery
14 317 (8.27%) Spring MVC
15 313 (8.16%) Java EE
16 283 (7.38%) JSON
17 267 (6.96%) JPA
18 229 (5.97%) AngularJS
19 215 (5.61%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 242 (6.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 194 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
3 162 (4.22%) Derivative
4 119 (3.10%) Equities
5 118 (3.08%) Computer Science
6 86 (2.24%) Fixed Income
7 81 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
8 68 (1.77%) Equity Derivative
9 54 (1.41%) Market Risk
10 52 (1.36%) Mobile App
11 48 (1.25%) Algorithms
12 39 (1.02%) N-Tier
13 37 (0.96%) User Experience
14 29 (0.76%) Visualisation
15 26 (0.68%) Client/Server
16 23 (0.60%) Credit Risk
16 23 (0.60%) Data Structures
17 19 (0.50%) Hedge funds
17 19 (0.50%) Digital Media
17 19 (0.50%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 729 (19.01%) Linux
2 478 (12.46%) UNIX
3 164 (4.28%) Windows
4 114 (2.97%) Mac OS X
5 53 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (1.12%) Solaris
7 26 (0.68%) Android
8 13 (0.34%) CentOS
9 12 (0.31%) Apple iOS
10 11 (0.29%) AIX
11 10 (0.26%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.18%) Windows XP
12 7 (0.18%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.16%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.16%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.13%) HPUX
15 4 (0.10%) VMS
16 3 (0.078%) Windows Server 2012
17 2 (0.052%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 2 (0.052%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1865 (48.63%) Agile Software Development
2 1159 (30.22%) TDD
3 688 (17.94%) Scrum
4 552 (14.39%) OO
5 492 (12.83%) Multithreading
6 468 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
7 431 (11.24%) BDD
8 415 (10.82%) MVC
9 316 (8.24%) Software Engineering
10 302 (7.87%) SOA
11 282 (7.35%) SDLC
12 268 (6.99%) Low Latency
12 268 (6.99%) Web Development
13 241 (6.28%) E-Commerce
14 235 (6.13%) Pair Programming
15 220 (5.74%) Unit Testing
16 177 (4.62%) Open Source
17 174 (4.54%) User Stories
18 173 (4.51%) OOD
19 145 (3.78%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3834 (99.97%) Java
2 984 (25.66%) JavaScript
3 979 (25.53%) SQL
4 253 (6.60%) Scala
5 222 (5.79%) Python
6 200 (5.22%) C#
7 178 (4.64%) PL/SQL
8 139 (3.62%) C++
9 108 (2.82%) Perl
10 98 (2.56%) Groovy
11 94 (2.45%) Ruby
12 67 (1.75%) Shell Script
13 59 (1.54%) C
14 56 (1.46%) Bash Shell
15 53 (1.38%) PHP
16 43 (1.12%) XPath
17 21 (0.55%) Clojure
18 19 (0.50%) Lua
19 18 (0.47%) T-SQL
20 16 (0.42%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 388 (10.12%) Security Cleared
2 204 (5.32%) Degree
3 189 (4.93%) SC Cleared
4 132 (3.44%) DV Cleared
5 44 (1.15%) Sun Certification
6 14 (0.37%) OCPJP
7 9 (0.23%) BC Cleared
8 6 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
9 5 (0.13%) PhD
9 5 (0.13%) OCMJD
10 4 (0.10%) OCP
10 4 (0.10%) OCA
10 4 (0.10%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (0.10%) OCAJ
11 3 (0.078%) OCPJWCD
11 3 (0.078%) HND
12 2 (0.052%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (2.56%) QA
2 8 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
3 6 (0.16%) EMIR
4 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.10%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.10%) SLA
6 3 (0.078%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.052%) HL7
8 1 (0.026%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.026%) Basel III
8 1 (0.026%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.026%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (1.10%) Docker
2 11 (0.29%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.21%) Apache Flume
3 8 (0.21%) GridGain
4 4 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.10%) Shibboleth
4 4 (0.10%) Varnish
4 4 (0.10%) VirtualBox
5 3 (0.078%) Platform Symphony
5 3 (0.078%) HDFS
5 3 (0.078%) GlusterFS
6 2 (0.052%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.026%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.026%) vCloud
7 1 (0.026%) Samba
7 1 (0.026%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 79 (2.06%) Puppet
2 57 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (0.63%) Vagrant
4 21 (0.55%) Ansible
5 13 (0.34%) Kibana
6 11 (0.29%) Nagios
7 9 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 7 (0.18%) Graphite
8 7 (0.18%) Apache Shiro
9 6 (0.16%) Rundeck
9 6 (0.16%) logstash
9 6 (0.16%) Oozie
10 5 (0.13%) Salt
10 5 (0.13%) Control-M
11 4 (0.10%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.078%) TIBCO Hawk
12 3 (0.078%) StatsD
13 2 (0.052%) MOM
13 2 (0.052%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 775 (20.21%) Oracle
2 171 (4.46%) Sybase
3 122 (3.18%) IBM
4 73 (1.90%) TIBCO
5 69 (1.80%) Adobe
6 51 (1.33%) Red Hat
7 45 (1.17%) Atlassian
8 44 (1.15%) hybris
9 43 (1.12%) Microsoft
10 39 (1.02%) Google
11 33 (0.86%) SAP
11 33 (0.86%) Sun
12 30 (0.78%) ION Trading
13 15 (0.39%) FatWire
14 13 (0.34%) ForgeRock
15 12 (0.31%) Talend
15 12 (0.31%) Splunk
15 12 (0.31%) Informatica
16 11 (0.29%) WSO2
17 10 (0.26%) Bloomberg
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London
Experis Ltd
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Brighton, East Sussex
Testing Circle Ltd
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £410 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
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City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £480 - £500 per day
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City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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West London
Experis Ltd
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London
McGregor Boyall
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London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
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City, London
Pioneer Search
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West London
Talent International
Rate: £290.00 - £320.00 per day
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Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
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Gloucestershire
LA International
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Manchester, Lancashire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
X4 Group
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Winchester, Hampshire
J & C Associates
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Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
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