The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Java Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Engineer
Rank 436 494 483
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 201 171 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.31% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 115 105
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £350 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 23 9
Median hourly rate £50.00 £40.38 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.82% +24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.40 £39.25 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £41.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 £40.38 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+20.10% +29.21%

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
50506 55381 53413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.92% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 32907 35226 32261
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1614 2075 2087
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Java Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Java Engineer in the job title.

Java Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Java Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java Engineer within the UK.

Java Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Java Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

Java Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Java Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java Engineer within the UK.

Java Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Java Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +47 190 £450 - 113
London +18 92 £500 +2.04% 50
South East +19 33 £450 +8.43% 11
City of London +37 16 £625 +13.63% 10
East of England +31 15 £375 - 7
West Midlands -18 14 £430 +48.27% 1
North West +18 11 £400 -8.57% 10
South West 0 11 £375 - 23
Oxfordshire +7 10 £500 +21.95% 4
Hertfordshire +13 8 £375 +30.43%
Oxford +1 8 £500 - 1
West Sussex +5 7 £423 +4.96%
Shropshire - 7 £415 -
Telford - 7 £415 -
Somerset +6 6 £375 - 5
West Yorkshire +3 6 £438 +16.66% 7
Yorkshire 0 6 £438 +16.66% 10
Bath - 6 £375 - 1
Cheshire +10 5 £400 -8.57%
Scotland +9 5 £319 +6.25% 3
Manchester +1 5 £400 - 8
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £425 -
Watford - 5 £438 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £425 -
North East - 5 £425 -
Wales +27 4 £475 +18.75%
South Wales +25 4 £475 +18.75%
Buckinghamshire +14 4 £375 -16.66%
Berkshire +4 4 £450 +5.88% 2
Leeds -1 4 £475 +26.66% 7

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, Java Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Java Engineer in the job title.

1 455 (99.56%) Java
2 254 (55.58%) Agile Software Development
3 213 (46.61%) Software Engineering
4 150 (32.82%) TDD
5 149 (32.60%) DevOps
6 142 (31.07%) Linux
7 126 (27.57%) Spring
8 107 (23.41%) Web Services
9 103 (22.54%) JavaScript
9 103 (22.54%) Continuous Integration
10 99 (21.66%) Unix
11 87 (19.04%) SQL
12 85 (18.60%) Scrum
13 83 (18.16%) Finance
13 83 (18.16%) Amazon AWS
14 80 (17.51%) Jenkins
15 74 (16.19%) HTML
16 73 (15.97%) J2EE
16 73 (15.97%) BDD
16 73 (15.97%) Puppet
17 71 (15.54%) Python
18 70 (15.32%) Git (software)
19 69 (15.10%) Selenium
20 68 (14.88%) REST
21 66 (14.44%) XML
22 65 (14.22%) Oracle
23 63 (13.79%) Open Source
24 62 (13.57%) MongoDB
24 62 (13.57%) Scala
25 60 (13.13%) Hibernate

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 50 (10.94%) Apache
2 47 (10.28%) Tomcat
3 34 (7.44%) WebLogic
4 29 (6.35%) JBoss
5 24 (5.25%) OpenStack
5 24 (5.25%) WebSphere
6 22 (4.81%) Cloud Foundry
7 20 (4.38%) Confluence
8 19 (4.16%) Apache Spark
9 13 (2.84%) nginx
9 13 (2.84%) WebLogic Portal
10 12 (2.63%) IIS
11 11 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (2.41%) Jetty
12 10 (2.19%) CMS
13 8 (1.75%) Mule
14 7 (1.53%) Mule ESB
14 7 (1.53%) WebSphere Application Server
15 6 (1.31%) Apache Pig
16 5 (1.09%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 4 (0.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.44%) MS Office
2 2 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.44%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.22%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.22%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 83 (18.16%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (8.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (5.03%) PaaS
4 19 (4.16%) Amazon EC2
5 18 (3.94%) Heroku
6 16 (3.50%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (2.41%) Amazon S3
8 10 (2.19%) Google App Engine
8 10 (2.19%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (1.97%) GitHub
10 8 (1.75%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 8 (1.75%) SaaS
11 7 (1.53%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.66%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 1 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 1 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
15 1 (0.22%) DigitalOcean
15 1 (0.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.94%) HTTP
2 9 (1.97%) Internet
3 7 (1.53%) SNMP
3 7 (1.53%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.31%) AMQP
5 5 (1.09%) DNS
5 5 (1.09%) Firewall
6 3 (0.66%) SSH
6 3 (0.66%) SSL
7 2 (0.44%) DHCP
7 2 (0.44%) FTP
7 2 (0.44%) IPsec
7 2 (0.44%) LDAP
8 1 (0.22%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.22%) Network Security
8 1 (0.22%) RTSP
8 1 (0.22%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (13.57%) MongoDB
2 38 (8.32%) MySQL
2 38 (8.32%) Relational Database
3 35 (7.66%) Hadoop
3 35 (7.66%) NoSQL
4 32 (7.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 26 (5.69%) PostgreSQL
6 24 (5.25%) SQL Server
7 21 (4.60%) Big Data
7 21 (4.60%) Redis
8 13 (2.84%) Neo4j
9 11 (2.41%) Apache Hive
10 7 (1.53%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.31%) Apache Accumulo
11 6 (1.31%) HBase
11 6 (1.31%) IBM InfoSphere
11 6 (1.31%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.88%) Couchbase
12 4 (0.88%) Impala
Development Applications
1 80 (17.51%) Jenkins
2 70 (15.32%) Git (software)
3 69 (15.10%) Selenium
4 57 (12.47%) Maven
5 53 (11.60%) JUnit
6 43 (9.41%) Cucumber
7 34 (7.44%) JIRA
7 34 (7.44%) WebDriver
8 29 (6.35%) Eclipse
9 25 (5.47%) Gradle
10 21 (4.60%) Mockito
10 21 (4.60%) Subversion
11 20 (4.38%) Ant
12 16 (3.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 16 (3.50%) SoapUI
13 15 (3.28%) TeamCity
14 11 (2.41%) Sonatype Nexus
15 9 (1.97%) Hudson
16 8 (1.75%) IntelliJ
17 7 (1.53%) Rational DOORS
General
1 83 (18.16%) Finance
2 34 (7.44%) Banking
3 29 (6.35%) Retail
4 14 (3.06%) Games
5 10 (2.19%) Publishing
6 9 (1.97%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.53%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.09%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.09%) Front Office
9 4 (0.88%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.88%) Back Office
9 4 (0.88%) Electronics
10 3 (0.66%) Advertising
10 3 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.66%) Marketing
11 2 (0.44%) Military
12 1 (0.22%) Danish Language
12 1 (0.22%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (27.57%) Spring
2 107 (23.41%) Web Services
3 74 (16.19%) HTML
4 73 (15.97%) J2EE
5 68 (14.88%) REST
6 66 (14.44%) XML
7 60 (13.13%) Hibernate
8 58 (12.69%) CSS
9 49 (10.72%) JSON
10 47 (10.28%) SOAP
11 45 (9.85%) RESTful
12 41 (8.97%) Node.js
13 36 (7.88%) Java EE
14 34 (7.44%) HTML5
14 34 (7.44%) JMS
15 31 (6.78%) AngularJS
16 26 (5.69%) Play Framework
17 23 (5.03%) .NET
17 23 (5.03%) J2SE
18 22 (4.81%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 11 (2.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (1.75%) User Experience
5 6 (1.31%) Semantic Web
6 5 (1.09%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.09%) Cloud Native
6 5 (1.09%) Data Integration
6 5 (1.09%) Social Media
7 4 (0.88%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.88%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.66%) Cryptography
8 3 (0.66%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.66%) Derivative
8 3 (0.66%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.66%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.66%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.44%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.44%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 142 (31.07%) Linux
2 99 (21.66%) Unix
3 29 (6.35%) Windows
4 19 (4.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.31%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.88%) Android
6 4 (0.88%) CentOS
6 4 (0.88%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.88%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.66%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.66%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.22%) AIX
9 1 (0.22%) Fedora
9 1 (0.22%) HPUX
9 1 (0.22%) Solaris
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (55.58%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (46.61%) Software Engineering
3 150 (32.82%) TDD
4 149 (32.60%) DevOps
5 103 (22.54%) Continuous Integration
6 85 (18.60%) Scrum
7 73 (15.97%) BDD
8 63 (13.79%) Open Source
9 52 (11.38%) Microservices
10 50 (10.94%) E-Commerce
11 46 (10.07%) Test Automation
12 45 (9.85%) Continuous Delivery
13 43 (9.41%) OO
14 32 (7.00%) SOA
15 30 (6.56%) Unit Testing
16 25 (5.47%) Regression Testing
17 24 (5.25%) High Availability
18 23 (5.03%) SDLC
18 23 (5.03%) UML
19 22 (4.81%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 455 (99.56%) Java
2 103 (22.54%) JavaScript
3 87 (19.04%) SQL
4 71 (15.54%) Python
5 62 (13.57%) Scala
6 58 (12.69%) Ruby
7 49 (10.72%) Perl
8 43 (9.41%) C++
9 32 (7.00%) C#
10 28 (6.13%) C
11 25 (5.47%) Go
12 21 (4.60%) Bash Shell
13 14 (3.06%) Groovy
14 12 (2.63%) PHP
15 10 (2.19%) Ada
16 7 (1.53%) VB.NET
17 5 (1.09%) PL/SQL
18 4 (0.88%) Shell Script
19 3 (0.66%) T-SQL
20 2 (0.44%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 45 (9.85%) Security Cleared
2 22 (4.81%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.94%) Degree
4 16 (3.50%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (1.53%) ISEB
5 7 (1.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (9.41%) QA
2 11 (2.41%) SDET
3 5 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.66%) WCAG
System Software
1 52 (11.38%) Docker
2 15 (3.28%) vSphere
3 9 (1.97%) Apache Flume
4 7 (1.53%) HDFS
5 5 (1.09%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.66%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.22%) etcd
8 1 (0.22%) Snort
8 1 (0.22%) vCloud
8 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 73 (15.97%) Puppet
2 40 (8.75%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (6.56%) Ansible
4 16 (3.50%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.31%) Hadoop YARN
5 6 (1.31%) Mesos
5 6 (1.31%) Oozie
6 5 (1.09%) OpenAM
7 4 (0.88%) Nagios
7 4 (0.88%) Salt
8 3 (0.66%) Kibana
8 3 (0.66%) logstash
8 3 (0.66%) OpenSSO
8 3 (0.66%) Sun Identity Manager
8 3 (0.66%) Terraform
9 2 (0.44%) Cacti
9 2 (0.44%) Graphite
9 2 (0.44%) HP SiteScope
10 1 (0.22%) OSSEC
10 1 (0.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 65 (14.22%) Oracle
2 23 (5.03%) Atlassian
2 23 (5.03%) Red Hat
3 20 (4.38%) IBM
4 19 (4.16%) webMethods
5 16 (3.50%) Microsoft
6 14 (3.06%) Sybase
7 13 (2.84%) Adobe
7 13 (2.84%) Google
8 12 (2.63%) Splunk
9 7 (1.53%) Cloudera
9 7 (1.53%) VMware
10 5 (1.09%) ForgeRock
10 5 (1.09%) New Relic
10 5 (1.09%) Rally
10 5 (1.09%) Sun
11 3 (0.66%) AppDynamics
11 3 (0.66%) HP
11 3 (0.66%) Perforce
11 3 (0.66%) SAP
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