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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Developer
Rank 56 57 53
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 1879 1678 1825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.26% 3.18% 3.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.58% 3.43% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1306 1200 1196
Average daily rate
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£425 £460 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.60% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 21
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.13 £23.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £49.60 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +1 1593 £450 -5.26% 522
London -1 987 £500 -4.76% 265
City of London -2 299 £550 +4.76% 112
South East +66 174 £350 - 60
Scotland +4 161 £400 +6.66% 29
South West 0 124 £375 +15.38% 36
East of England +46 100 £444 +10.93% 30
North West -17 72 £363 +2.11% 57
Glasgow -9 69 £388 +3.33% 10
Essex +36 66 £460 +27.60% 4
Edinburgh +33 64 £425 +13.33% 11
Wales +27 64 £338 +7.14% 16
Gloucestershire +8 54 £425 +37.09% 5
Yorkshire -20 49 £350 +7.69% 45
Berkshire +27 42 £350 +1.44% 11
Hampshire -3 41 £350 -0.70% 9
Manchester -21 35 £325 -10.34% 41
South Wales +18 32 £275 -13.38% 15
West Midlands -4 31 £325 +9.24% 13
Southend-on-Sea +5 27 £460 +31.42% 3
North East -19 25 £350 - 4
Cardiff +8 24 £253 -20.47% 15
Cheshire 0 24 £400 +20.75% 13
West Yorkshire -8 23 £375 +15.38% 25
Hertfordshire -13 23 £391 -2.18% 15
Bristol 0 22 £375 +5.26% 14
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 20 £350 - 3
Tyne and Wear -24 20 £350 - 3
Wiltshire +6 19 £250 -28.57% 4
North Yorkshire +6 19 £340 +10.56% 10

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3574 (100.00%) Java
2 1804 (50.48%) Spring
3 1533 (42.89%) Agile Software Development
4 1159 (32.43%) Hibernate
5 996 (27.87%) TDD
6 948 (26.52%) SQL
7 889 (24.87%) J2EE
8 874 (24.45%) JavaScript
9 839 (23.48%) Oracle
10 797 (22.30%) HTML
11 773 (21.63%) XML
12 770 (21.54%) Web Services
13 660 (18.47%) Linux
14 658 (18.41%) Finance
15 574 (16.06%) Banking
16 571 (15.98%) Scrum
17 561 (15.70%) Maven
18 544 (15.22%) CSS
19 535 (14.97%) OO
20 525 (14.69%) UNIX
21 523 (14.63%) MVC
22 489 (13.68%) Relational Database
23 448 (12.53%) JUnit
24 436 (12.20%) Multithreading
25 416 (11.64%) BDD
26 414 (11.58%) REST
27 406 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
28 393 (11.00%) Subversion
29 391 (10.94%) Spring MVC
30 376 (10.52%) Front Office

Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 360 (10.07%) Tomcat
2 231 (6.46%) WebSphere
3 191 (5.34%) Apache
4 181 (5.06%) WebLogic
5 88 (2.46%) CMS
6 70 (1.96%) Oracle Coherence
7 63 (1.76%) WebSphere Application Server
8 58 (1.62%) Confluence
9 47 (1.32%) Adobe CQ
10 41 (1.15%) FileNet
11 38 (1.06%) Apache ServiceMix
12 34 (0.95%) Apache Solr
13 30 (0.84%) MQSeries
13 30 (0.84%) Jetty
14 29 (0.81%) Liferay
15 27 (0.76%) Node.js
16 26 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
16 26 (0.73%) GlassFish
17 24 (0.67%) Mule
18 20 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 16 (0.45%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.34%) MS Office
3 4 (0.11%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.084%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.028%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.028%) MS Project
5 1 (0.028%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 39 (1.09%) RMDS
2 30 (0.84%) ION MarketView
3 27 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 13 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (0.20%) Tridion
5 7 (0.20%) Murex MxG2000
6 5 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.11%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
7 4 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.084%) Remedy AR System
8 3 (0.084%) Magento
9 2 (0.056%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.056%) Summit
9 2 (0.056%) SAP PM
9 2 (0.056%) ENOVIA
9 2 (0.056%) Shopify
10 1 (0.028%) Advent Geneva
10 1 (0.028%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 68 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
3 32 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
4 23 (0.64%) GitHub
5 21 (0.59%) SaaS
6 13 (0.36%) Amazon S3
7 8 (0.22%) Heroku
8 5 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (0.084%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.056%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.028%) ElastiCache
12 1 (0.028%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.028%) AWS Data Pipeline
12 1 (0.028%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.028%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 161 (4.50%) HTTP
2 70 (1.96%) Internet
3 65 (1.82%) LDAP
4 39 (1.09%) TCP/IP
5 17 (0.48%) AMQP
5 17 (0.48%) Intranet
6 12 (0.34%) Multicast
7 10 (0.28%) SSH
7 10 (0.28%) SSL
7 10 (0.28%) HTTPS
8 8 (0.22%) DSL
8 8 (0.22%) SNMP
9 7 (0.20%) Kerberos
10 4 (0.11%) Firewall
10 4 (0.11%) WAN
10 4 (0.11%) LAN
11 3 (0.084%) DNS
11 3 (0.084%) Extranet
12 2 (0.056%) VoIP
12 2 (0.056%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 489 (13.68%) Relational Database
2 251 (7.02%) MySQL
3 235 (6.58%) MongoDB
4 198 (5.54%) SQL Server
5 197 (5.51%) NoSQL
6 177 (4.95%) Oracle Database
7 156 (4.36%) RDBMS
8 105 (2.94%) Big Data
9 103 (2.88%) Apache Cassandra
10 95 (2.66%) Hadoop
11 78 (2.18%) Oracle Database 11g
12 63 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
13 62 (1.73%) DB2
13 62 (1.73%) Neo4j
14 43 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
15 42 (1.18%) CouchDB
16 33 (0.92%) KDB
16 33 (0.92%) MariaDB
16 33 (0.92%) Redis
17 31 (0.87%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 561 (15.70%) Maven
2 448 (12.53%) JUnit
3 393 (11.00%) Subversion
4 339 (9.49%) Eclipse
5 268 (7.50%) Git (software)
6 230 (6.44%) Jenkins
7 180 (5.04%) Ant
8 170 (4.76%) Selenium
9 145 (4.06%) Cucumber
10 140 (3.92%) JIRA
11 121 (3.39%) Mockito
12 117 (3.27%) Hudson
13 71 (1.99%) TeamCity
14 49 (1.37%) jMock
15 48 (1.34%) IntelliJ
16 45 (1.26%) CruiseControl
17 35 (0.98%) Gradle
18 31 (0.87%) Apache Ivy
19 29 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 29 (0.81%) Jasmine
General
1 658 (18.41%) Finance
2 574 (16.06%) Banking
3 376 (10.52%) Front Office
4 297 (8.31%) Investment Banking
5 88 (2.46%) Telecoms
6 55 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 54 (1.51%) Retail
8 52 (1.45%) Marketing
9 40 (1.12%) Back Office
9 40 (1.12%) Financial Institution
10 36 (1.01%) Electronics
10 36 (1.01%) Games
11 23 (0.64%) Publishing
12 20 (0.56%) Advertising
13 11 (0.31%) Automotive
14 8 (0.22%) Legal
14 8 (0.22%) German Language
15 6 (0.17%) Multimedia
15 6 (0.17%) Dutch Language
16 4 (0.11%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1804 (50.48%) Spring
2 1159 (32.43%) Hibernate
3 889 (24.87%) J2EE
4 797 (22.30%) HTML
5 773 (21.63%) XML
6 770 (21.54%) Web Services
7 544 (15.22%) CSS
8 414 (11.58%) REST
9 391 (10.94%) Spring MVC
10 369 (10.32%) JSP
11 359 (10.04%) jQuery
12 330 (9.23%) JMS
13 319 (8.93%) Java EE
14 305 (8.53%) SOAP
15 284 (7.95%) RESTful
16 248 (6.94%) Struts
17 239 (6.69%) XSLT
18 238 (6.66%) Ajax
19 191 (5.34%) JSON
20 183 (5.12%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 266 (7.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 241 (6.74%) Open Source
3 159 (4.45%) Fixed Income
4 150 (4.20%) Computer Science
5 140 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
6 122 (3.41%) Derivative
7 85 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
8 78 (2.18%) Equities
9 65 (1.82%) Mathematics
10 56 (1.57%) Credit Risk
11 50 (1.40%) User Experience
12 30 (0.84%) Market Risk
13 27 (0.76%) DTV
14 24 (0.67%) Digital Media
15 23 (0.64%) Credit Derivative
15 23 (0.64%) Equity Derivative
16 21 (0.59%) Mobile App
16 21 (0.59%) N-Tier
17 18 (0.50%) Web 2.0
17 18 (0.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 660 (18.47%) Linux
2 525 (14.69%) UNIX
3 109 (3.05%) Windows
4 101 (2.83%) Mac OS X
5 52 (1.45%) Android
6 45 (1.26%) Solaris
7 29 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (0.62%) Apple iOS
9 20 (0.56%) CentOS
10 14 (0.39%) HPUX
10 14 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
11 10 (0.28%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.22%) Fedora
12 8 (0.22%) AIX
13 3 (0.084%) Debian
14 2 (0.056%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.056%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.056%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.056%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.056%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1533 (42.89%) Agile Software Development
2 996 (27.87%) TDD
3 571 (15.98%) Scrum
4 535 (14.97%) OO
5 523 (14.63%) MVC
6 436 (12.20%) Multithreading
7 416 (11.64%) BDD
8 406 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
9 286 (8.00%) SOA
10 285 (7.97%) E-Commerce
11 267 (7.47%) Low Latency
12 242 (6.77%) Unit Testing
13 235 (6.58%) Software Engineering
14 230 (6.44%) Web Development
15 201 (5.62%) Pair Programming
16 169 (4.73%) UML
17 156 (4.36%) Mentoring
18 150 (4.20%) OOD
19 147 (4.11%) Configuration Management
20 103 (2.88%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 3574 (100.00%) Java
2 948 (26.52%) SQL
3 874 (24.45%) JavaScript
4 286 (8.00%) Scala
5 231 (6.46%) PL/SQL
6 174 (4.87%) C#
7 162 (4.53%) Python
8 161 (4.50%) C++
9 137 (3.83%) Groovy
10 102 (2.85%) Shell Script
11 93 (2.60%) Perl
12 79 (2.21%) PHP
13 76 (2.13%) Ruby
14 51 (1.43%) Bash Shell
15 50 (1.40%) C
16 44 (1.23%) T-SQL
17 42 (1.18%) Clojure
18 37 (1.04%) XPath
19 17 (0.48%) Korn
20 13 (0.36%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 235 (6.58%) Degree
2 225 (6.30%) Security Cleared
3 142 (3.97%) SC Cleared
4 53 (1.48%) DV Cleared
5 28 (0.78%) Sun Certification
6 7 (0.20%) PhD
7 6 (0.17%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.084%) OCPJP
10 2 (0.056%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.028%) HND
11 1 (0.028%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (3.13%) QA
2 5 (0.14%) SNOMED CT
3 3 (0.084%) HL7
4 2 (0.056%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.056%) SLA
4 2 (0.056%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.056%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.028%) EMIR
5 1 (0.028%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.028%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 12 (0.34%) Shibboleth
2 8 (0.22%) VirtualBox
3 6 (0.17%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.17%) Docker
3 6 (0.17%) HDFS
4 5 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.084%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.084%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.056%) vCloud
7 1 (0.028%) GridGain
7 1 (0.028%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 40 (1.12%) Puppet
2 28 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (0.25%) Vagrant
4 7 (0.20%) OpenAM
4 7 (0.20%) Ansible
5 6 (0.17%) YUM
6 5 (0.14%) Oozie
7 4 (0.11%) OpenSSO
8 3 (0.084%) Salt
8 3 (0.084%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (0.084%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.056%) Capistrano
9 2 (0.056%) OpenIDM
10 1 (0.028%) CA LISA
10 1 (0.028%) logstash
10 1 (0.028%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.028%) OpenView
10 1 (0.028%) Nagios
10 1 (0.028%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 839 (23.48%) Oracle
2 364 (10.18%) JBoss
3 175 (4.90%) Sybase
4 128 (3.58%) IBM
5 88 (2.46%) TIBCO
6 62 (1.73%) Google
7 51 (1.43%) Microsoft
7 51 (1.43%) 29West
8 45 (1.26%) Red Hat
9 42 (1.18%) Adobe
10 38 (1.06%) ION Trading
11 36 (1.01%) SAP
12 35 (0.98%) FatWire
13 31 (0.87%) Twitter
14 28 (0.78%) Perforce
14 28 (0.78%) Sun
15 25 (0.70%) hybris
16 24 (0.67%) Bloomberg
17 21 (0.59%) Reuters
18 17 (0.48%) Atlassian
Manchester, Lancashire
Roc Search
Posted: 16 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Hays Recruitment Scotland
Rate: £30,000 to £40,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375.00 - £405.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £470 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
NST Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: 2 days ago