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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Developer
Rank 47 63 65
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 1906 1397 1279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.76% 2.87% 2.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.07% 3.10% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1419 963 869
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £606 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 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 £31.40 £32.00 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.13 £54.88 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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
46883 45043 41451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.47% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26911 23492
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1817 2004 2424
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +18 1698 £450 - 593
London +18 1077 £525 +5.00% 244
City of London +17 299 £533 +1.42% 80
South East +6 172 £375 +3.44% 111
Scotland -3 154 £400 +14.28% 37
North West +22 140 £375 +3.80% 51
South West +12 96 £400 +20.75% 64
Yorkshire +17 87 £350 +3.70% 34
Edinburgh -7 72 £375 +7.14% 15
West Yorkshire +34 69 £375 +15.38% 22
Leeds +23 61 £375 +17.18% 18
East of England +10 55 £375 - 57
Gloucestershire +16 44 £438 +34.61% 5
Cheshire +27 43 £363 +3.57% 8
Manchester +1 41 £373 +4.92% 33
Glasgow -4 41 £400 +23.55% 14
Oxfordshire +16 40 £500 +25.00% 12
Hampshire -20 40 £375 +45.63% 16
East Midlands +25 38 £375 - 15
Lancashire +9 35 £400 +33.33% 6
Berkshire -20 29 £317 -15.60% 36
Oxford +3 23 £518 +29.29% 12
Surrey -1 23 £325 +4.00% 18
Wales 0 22 £450 +6.19% 18
Hertfordshire +14 21 £375 +19.04% 16
Southampton +4 21 £358 +58.88% 3
Bristol +4 21 £375 +13.20% 30
South Wales +1 19 £450 +6.19% 17
North East -11 18 £325 -7.14% 5
Gloucester +14 17 £450 - 1

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 3928 (99.97%) Java
2 1815 (46.19%) Agile Software Development
3 1694 (43.12%) Spring
4 1145 (29.14%) TDD
5 1091 (27.77%) Hibernate
6 999 (25.43%) HTML
7 968 (24.64%) J2EE
8 907 (23.08%) Oracle
9 906 (23.06%) SQL
9 906 (23.06%) JavaScript
10 804 (20.46%) Web Services
11 799 (20.34%) XML
12 779 (19.83%) Linux
13 663 (16.87%) Finance
14 640 (16.29%) UNIX
15 633 (16.11%) Maven
16 632 (16.09%) CSS
17 617 (15.70%) Scrum
18 610 (15.53%) Banking
19 573 (14.58%) Relational Database
20 568 (14.46%) OO
21 560 (14.25%) JUnit
22 538 (13.69%) Continuous Integration
23 535 (13.62%) REST
24 505 (12.85%) MVC
25 450 (11.45%) BDD
26 448 (11.40%) Multithreading
27 438 (11.15%) Front Office
28 434 (11.05%) Subversion
29 419 (10.66%) JSP

Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 413 (10.51%) Tomcat
2 342 (8.70%) JBoss
3 219 (5.57%) WebSphere
4 208 (5.29%) Apache
5 189 (4.81%) WebLogic
6 122 (3.11%) CMS
7 69 (1.76%) Adobe CQ
8 49 (1.25%) Oracle Coherence
8 49 (1.25%) Confluence
9 46 (1.17%) WebSphere Application Server
10 44 (1.12%) Node.js
11 41 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
12 37 (0.94%) Apache Solr
13 35 (0.89%) TIBCO EMS
14 34 (0.87%) FileNet
15 33 (0.84%) Jetty
15 33 (0.84%) Mule
16 32 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 29 (0.74%) Alfresco
18 24 (0.61%) Liferay
Applications
1 22 (0.56%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.31%) MS Office
3 4 (0.10%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.051%) GIMP
5 1 (0.025%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 41 (1.04%) ION MarketView
2 24 (0.61%) RMDS
3 20 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
4 19 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 11 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
6 9 (0.23%) Murex MxG2000
7 6 (0.15%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
7 6 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.10%) Remedy AR System
10 3 (0.076%) Magento
11 2 (0.051%) Oracle Retail
11 2 (0.051%) Temenos T24
11 2 (0.051%) Summit
12 1 (0.025%) Oracle EBS
12 1 (0.025%) Staffware
12 1 (0.025%) FileNet Content Manager
12 1 (0.025%) SAP CRM
12 1 (0.025%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 72 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
3 33 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
3 33 (0.84%) Amazon S3
4 31 (0.79%) GitHub
5 11 (0.28%) SaaS
6 9 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
7 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (0.10%) PaaS
9 3 (0.076%) IaaS
9 3 (0.076%) ElastiCache
9 3 (0.076%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.025%) Heroku
10 1 (0.025%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 251 (6.39%) HTTP
2 78 (1.99%) Internet
3 69 (1.76%) LDAP
4 24 (0.61%) AMQP
5 17 (0.43%) Intranet
5 17 (0.43%) TCP/IP
6 15 (0.38%) SNMP
7 13 (0.33%) HTTPS
8 12 (0.31%) SSH
9 8 (0.20%) SSL
9 8 (0.20%) DSL
10 5 (0.13%) Extranet
11 4 (0.10%) Multicast
11 4 (0.10%) Firewall
12 3 (0.076%) DVB
12 3 (0.076%) Network Security
12 3 (0.076%) MQTT
13 2 (0.051%) OpenLDAP
13 2 (0.051%) NGN
13 2 (0.051%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 573 (14.58%) Relational Database
2 276 (7.02%) MongoDB
3 229 (5.83%) MySQL
4 207 (5.27%) RDBMS
5 198 (5.04%) Oracle Database
6 188 (4.78%) SQL Server
7 183 (4.66%) NoSQL
8 115 (2.93%) Neo4j
9 110 (2.80%) Big Data
10 105 (2.67%) Hadoop
11 91 (2.32%) Oracle Database 11g
12 84 (2.14%) DB2
13 83 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
14 71 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
15 45 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
16 42 (1.07%) MariaDB
17 35 (0.89%) Hazelcast
17 35 (0.89%) Couchbase
18 28 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
19 27 (0.69%) KDB
Development Applications
1 633 (16.11%) Maven
2 560 (14.25%) JUnit
3 434 (11.05%) Subversion
4 393 (10.00%) Git (software)
5 359 (9.14%) Eclipse
6 287 (7.30%) Jenkins
7 222 (5.65%) Ant
8 180 (4.58%) Cucumber
9 177 (4.50%) Mockito
10 173 (4.40%) Selenium
11 171 (4.35%) JIRA
12 84 (2.14%) Hudson
13 77 (1.96%) TeamCity
14 71 (1.81%) IntelliJ
15 65 (1.65%) jMock
16 57 (1.45%) CruiseControl
17 41 (1.04%) Gradle
18 33 (0.84%) ClearCase
19 30 (0.76%) SoapUI
20 29 (0.74%) Jasmine
General
1 663 (16.87%) Finance
2 610 (15.53%) Banking
3 438 (11.15%) Front Office
4 305 (7.76%) Investment Banking
5 68 (1.73%) Publishing
6 65 (1.65%) Marketing
7 61 (1.55%) Telecoms
8 50 (1.27%) Retail
9 37 (0.94%) Manufacturing
10 33 (0.84%) Games
11 30 (0.76%) Back Office
12 27 (0.69%) Financial Institution
12 27 (0.69%) Advertising
13 21 (0.53%) Electronics
14 14 (0.36%) Legal
15 11 (0.28%) Automotive
16 9 (0.23%) Law
17 6 (0.15%) Dutch Language
17 6 (0.15%) German Language
17 6 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1694 (43.12%) Spring
2 1091 (27.77%) Hibernate
3 999 (25.43%) HTML
4 968 (24.64%) J2EE
5 804 (20.46%) Web Services
6 799 (20.34%) XML
7 632 (16.09%) CSS
8 535 (13.62%) REST
9 419 (10.66%) JSP
10 381 (9.70%) Spring MVC
11 368 (9.37%) SOAP
12 356 (9.06%) RESTful
13 345 (8.78%) Java EE
14 327 (8.32%) jQuery
15 322 (8.20%) JMS
16 248 (6.31%) XSLT
17 244 (6.21%) Struts
17 244 (6.21%) JSON
18 230 (5.85%) HTML5
19 224 (5.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 290 (7.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 214 (5.45%) Derivative
3 205 (5.22%) Open Source
4 160 (4.07%) Computer Science
5 157 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
6 152 (3.87%) Fixed Income
7 115 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
8 89 (2.27%) Equities
9 70 (1.78%) Data Structures
10 61 (1.55%) Algorithms
11 59 (1.50%) User Experience
12 50 (1.27%) Equity Derivative
13 40 (1.02%) Credit Derivative
14 37 (0.94%) N-Tier
15 30 (0.76%) Digital Media
16 27 (0.69%) Grid Computing
16 27 (0.69%) Visualisation
16 27 (0.69%) Mathematics
17 26 (0.66%) Market Risk
18 25 (0.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 779 (19.83%) Linux
2 640 (16.29%) UNIX
3 174 (4.43%) Mac OS X
4 122 (3.11%) Windows
5 51 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 45 (1.15%) Android
7 30 (0.76%) Solaris
8 20 (0.51%) Apple iOS
9 18 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
10 17 (0.43%) CentOS
11 12 (0.31%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.13%) VMS
12 5 (0.13%) AIX
12 5 (0.13%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.10%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.10%) HPUX
13 4 (0.10%) Windows NT
13 4 (0.10%) Fedora
14 3 (0.076%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1815 (46.19%) Agile Software Development
2 1145 (29.14%) TDD
3 617 (15.70%) Scrum
4 568 (14.46%) OO
5 538 (13.69%) Continuous Integration
6 505 (12.85%) MVC
7 450 (11.45%) BDD
8 448 (11.40%) Multithreading
9 338 (8.60%) SOA
10 283 (7.20%) Web Development
11 263 (6.69%) Low Latency
12 229 (5.83%) E-Commerce
13 227 (5.78%) Software Engineering
14 214 (5.45%) Unit Testing
15 177 (4.50%) Pair Programming
16 163 (4.15%) Responsive Web Design
16 163 (4.15%) Configuration Management
17 158 (4.02%) Web Design
18 135 (3.44%) User Stories
19 131 (3.33%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 3928 (99.97%) Java
2 906 (23.06%) SQL
2 906 (23.06%) JavaScript
3 244 (6.21%) PL/SQL
4 236 (6.01%) C#
5 209 (5.32%) Scala
6 188 (4.78%) Python
7 177 (4.50%) C++
8 124 (3.16%) Perl
9 114 (2.90%) Ruby
10 98 (2.49%) Groovy
11 82 (2.09%) PHP
12 79 (2.01%) Shell Script
13 77 (1.96%) Bash Shell
14 53 (1.35%) XPath
15 48 (1.22%) C
16 44 (1.12%) Clojure
17 26 (0.66%) XQuery
18 20 (0.51%) T-SQL
19 17 (0.43%) Lua
Qualifications
1 321 (8.17%) Security Cleared
2 237 (6.03%) Degree
3 162 (4.12%) SC Cleared
4 108 (2.75%) DV Cleared
5 50 (1.27%) Sun Certification
6 13 (0.33%) OCPJP
7 9 (0.23%) BC Cleared
8 7 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
9 6 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.10%) PhD
11 3 (0.076%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.051%) HND
13 1 (0.025%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.025%) OCP
13 1 (0.025%) OCA
13 1 (0.025%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.025%) OCAJ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (2.21%) QA
2 7 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (0.10%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.076%) SLA
5 2 (0.051%) HL7
5 2 (0.051%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.025%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.025%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.025%) Basel III
System Software
1 24 (0.61%) Docker
2 18 (0.46%) VirtualBox
3 15 (0.38%) Shibboleth
4 11 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.13%) Varnish
7 4 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (0.076%) Active Directory
9 2 (0.051%) GridGain
10 1 (0.025%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.025%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (0.025%) RHEV
10 1 (0.025%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 66 (1.68%) Puppet
2 37 (0.94%) Vagrant
3 25 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Management
5 13 (0.33%) Ansible
6 6 (0.15%) yum
7 5 (0.13%) Kibana
8 4 (0.10%) StatsD
8 4 (0.10%) OpenAM
9 3 (0.076%) Control-M
9 3 (0.076%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 3 (0.076%) SCOM
9 3 (0.076%) Oozie
10 2 (0.051%) CA LISA
10 2 (0.051%) OpenIDM
10 2 (0.051%) Graphite
10 2 (0.051%) Capistrano
10 2 (0.051%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.051%) CA Endevor
11 1 (0.025%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 907 (23.08%) Oracle
2 189 (4.81%) Sybase
3 114 (2.90%) TIBCO
4 103 (2.62%) IBM
5 70 (1.78%) Red Hat
6 62 (1.58%) Adobe
7 52 (1.32%) ION Trading
8 50 (1.27%) Microsoft
9 33 (0.84%) hybris
10 31 (0.79%) Google
10 31 (0.79%) 29West
11 30 (0.76%) SAP
11 30 (0.76%) Sun
12 24 (0.61%) FatWire
13 23 (0.59%) Atlassian
14 22 (0.56%) Twitter
14 22 (0.56%) Murex
15 17 (0.43%) Perforce
15 17 (0.43%) Bloomberg
16 13 (0.33%) Canoo
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Rate: From £400 to £450 per day Long term projects - 3 month rolling +
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Rate: Market rates
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Rate: Market Rate
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Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £280 - £300 per day
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Rate: £450.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £500 - £625 per day
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