The table below looks at the statistics for the Java Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Engineer
Rank 433 470 450
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 238 177 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.31% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.33% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 135 131
Average daily rate £451 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.17% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £318 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £41.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +2.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £47.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-20.21% +17.50%

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
53055 53758 51548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32635 31469
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2148 2116
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Java Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 1 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Java Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Java Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +61 226 £475 +8.57% 120
London -16 99 £500 - 56
South East +12 46 £500 +21.95% 26
Yorkshire +18 29 £475 +48.43% 7
City of London +51 28 £550 +27.53% 14
Leeds +19 26 £475 +48.43% 6
West Yorkshire +14 26 £475 +48.43% 6
North West +4 19 £350 -20.00% 8
South West +14 18 £400 -2.14% 11
Kent - 14 £700 - 1
Cheshire +3 13 £350 -20.00%
West Midlands -1 11 £390 +24.80%
Chester +6 10 £350 -20.00%
Buckinghamshire +17 9 £188 - 1
Somerset +14 8 - - 2
Milton Keynes +10 6 - -
Hampshire +6 6 £337 -14.14% 7
Manchester -1 6 £400 +18.51% 7
Scotland -20 6 £400 -5.88% 1
Shropshire - 6 £390 -
Telford - 6 £390 -
Wiltshire +2 5 - - 1
East Sussex - 5 £350 - 1
East of England +12 4 £401 - 9
Berkshire -2 4 £303 -24.37% 2
Edinburgh -6 4 - -
Tonbridge - 4 £725 - 1
Yeovil - 4 - -
Southampton +16 3 £337 -14.14% 1
West Wales +15 3 £450 +2.85%

Java Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Java Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 391 (100.00%) Java
2 210 (53.71%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (45.01%) Software Engineering
4 118 (30.18%) TDD
5 109 (27.88%) DevOps
6 102 (26.09%) Linux
7 86 (21.99%) Spring
8 85 (21.74%) Finance
9 77 (19.69%) Web Services
10 74 (18.93%) JavaScript
11 73 (18.67%) Jenkins
12 71 (18.16%) Scrum
13 68 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
14 67 (17.14%) Git (software)
15 66 (16.88%) SQL
16 60 (15.35%) Maven
17 57 (14.58%) HTML
18 56 (14.32%) BDD
18 56 (14.32%) Puppet
18 56 (14.32%) Ruby
19 53 (13.55%) Unix
20 52 (13.30%) J2EE
20 52 (13.30%) Hibernate
21 50 (12.79%) Oracle
21 50 (12.79%) CSS
21 50 (12.79%) Python
22 48 (12.28%) XML
23 47 (12.02%) Security Cleared
23 47 (12.02%) REST
24 43 (11.00%) Selenium

Java Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Java Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 39 (9.97%) Tomcat
2 36 (9.21%) Apache
3 28 (7.16%) Node.js
4 26 (6.65%) OpenStack
5 24 (6.14%) Cloud Foundry
6 21 (5.37%) Confluence
7 16 (4.09%) JBoss
7 16 (4.09%) WebSphere
8 14 (3.58%) CMS
9 12 (3.07%) Jetty
10 11 (2.81%) Apache Spark
10 11 (2.81%) IIS
10 11 (2.81%) nginx
11 6 (1.53%) WebLogic
12 4 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.77%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.77%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.77%) WebLogic Portal
14 2 (0.51%) IBM HTTP Server
14 2 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (0.51%) MS Office
1 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.26%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 40 (10.23%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (6.14%) PaaS
3 21 (5.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (4.86%) Heroku
5 6 (1.53%) SaaS
6 5 (1.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 3 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.77%) GitHub
7 3 (0.77%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.51%) IaaS
9 1 (0.26%) AdWords
9 1 (0.26%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.37%) HTTP
2 12 (3.07%) TCP/IP
3 11 (2.81%) Internet
4 9 (2.30%) DNS
4 9 (2.30%) SNMP
5 6 (1.53%) DHCP
5 6 (1.53%) Firewall
5 6 (1.53%) FTP
5 6 (1.53%) IPsec
6 5 (1.28%) AMQP
7 3 (0.77%) LDAP
7 3 (0.77%) SSH
7 3 (0.77%) SSL
8 1 (0.26%) ADSL
8 1 (0.26%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.26%) Broadband
8 1 (0.26%) IPv6
8 1 (0.26%) LAN
8 1 (0.26%) VPN
8 1 (0.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.44%) MongoDB
2 30 (7.67%) Apache Cassandra
3 24 (6.14%) MySQL
4 23 (5.88%) Hadoop
5 20 (5.12%) Relational Database
6 19 (4.86%) NoSQL
7 17 (4.35%) Redis
8 14 (3.58%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (3.07%) Big Data
10 11 (2.81%) Neo4j
11 9 (2.30%) Apache Hive
11 9 (2.30%) SQL Server
12 5 (1.28%) HBase
12 5 (1.28%) KDB
12 5 (1.28%) Oracle Database
13 4 (1.02%) CouchDB
13 4 (1.02%) Impala
13 4 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.51%) DB2
14 2 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 73 (18.67%) Jenkins
2 67 (17.14%) Git (software)
3 60 (15.35%) Maven
4 43 (11.00%) Selenium
5 36 (9.21%) JIRA
6 35 (8.95%) JUnit
7 33 (8.44%) Eclipse
7 33 (8.44%) Subversion
8 29 (7.42%) Cucumber
9 24 (6.14%) WebDriver
10 21 (5.37%) Gradle
11 18 (4.60%) Ant
12 17 (4.35%) SoapUI
13 15 (3.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 15 (3.84%) Mockito
13 15 (3.84%) TeamCity
14 8 (2.05%) NetBeans
14 8 (2.05%) Sonatype Nexus
14 8 (2.05%) Visual Studio
15 7 (1.79%) Rational DOORS
General
1 85 (21.74%) Finance
2 33 (8.44%) Banking
3 26 (6.65%) Retail
4 14 (3.58%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.30%) Aerospace
6 8 (2.05%) Electronics
6 8 (2.05%) Front Office
6 8 (2.05%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.79%) Games
7 7 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.79%) Marketing
7 7 (1.79%) Military
8 2 (0.51%) Advertising
8 2 (0.51%) Back Office
8 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.26%) Automotive
9 1 (0.26%) Avionics
9 1 (0.26%) Billing
9 1 (0.26%) Local Government
9 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (21.99%) Spring
2 77 (19.69%) Web Services
3 57 (14.58%) HTML
4 52 (13.30%) Hibernate
4 52 (13.30%) J2EE
5 50 (12.79%) CSS
6 48 (12.28%) XML
7 47 (12.02%) REST
8 39 (9.97%) SOAP
9 30 (7.67%) RESTful
10 29 (7.42%) RabbitMQ
11 28 (7.16%) Java EE
12 26 (6.65%) HTML5
13 25 (6.39%) JMS
13 25 (6.39%) JSP
14 22 (5.63%) CSS3
15 19 (4.86%) .NET
16 18 (4.60%) Servlets
16 18 (4.60%) XSLT
17 16 (4.09%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (3.84%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (3.07%) Computer Science
3 9 (2.30%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.53%) Derivative
6 6 (1.53%) Fintech
6 6 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (1.53%) Visualisation
7 5 (1.28%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.28%) User Experience
8 4 (1.02%) Equity Derivative
9 3 (0.77%) Clustering
9 3 (0.77%) Contactless
9 3 (0.77%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.77%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (0.77%) Physics
9 3 (0.77%) Wiki
10 2 (0.51%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 102 (26.09%) Linux
2 53 (13.55%) Unix
3 34 (8.70%) Windows
4 7 (1.79%) Android
4 7 (1.79%) CentOS
4 7 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (1.79%) Solaris
5 4 (1.02%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (0.77%) AIX
6 3 (0.77%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.77%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.77%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.51%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.26%) Debian
8 1 (0.26%) HPUX
8 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.26%) NetWare
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (53.71%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (45.01%) Software Engineering
3 118 (30.18%) TDD
4 109 (27.88%) DevOps
5 71 (18.16%) Scrum
6 68 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
7 56 (14.32%) BDD
8 42 (10.74%) OO
9 39 (9.97%) Continuous Delivery
10 36 (9.21%) UML
11 34 (8.70%) E-Commerce
11 34 (8.70%) SOA
12 32 (8.18%) SDLC
12 32 (8.18%) Test Automation
13 28 (7.16%) Open Source
14 26 (6.65%) Unit Testing
15 25 (6.39%) Configuration Management
15 25 (6.39%) Microservices
16 22 (5.63%) Multithreading
17 19 (4.86%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 391 (100.00%) Java
2 74 (18.93%) JavaScript
3 66 (16.88%) SQL
4 56 (14.32%) Ruby
5 50 (12.79%) Python
6 40 (10.23%) C++
7 37 (9.46%) Scala
8 26 (6.65%) Perl
9 24 (6.14%) C#
10 22 (5.63%) Go
11 19 (4.86%) Bash Shell
12 17 (4.35%) Groovy
13 16 (4.09%) C
14 12 (3.07%) PHP
15 8 (2.05%) Ada
15 8 (2.05%) PL/SQL
15 8 (2.05%) PowerShell
16 4 (1.02%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.51%) Clojure
17 2 (0.51%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 47 (12.02%) Security Cleared
2 32 (8.18%) SC Cleared
3 23 (5.88%) Degree
4 11 (2.81%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.79%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.53%) ISEB
7 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.26%) CCNA
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.42%) QA
2 7 (1.79%) SDET
3 4 (1.02%) SLA
3 4 (1.02%) WCAG
4 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.26%) ECSS
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 31 (7.93%) Docker
2 16 (4.09%) vSphere
3 8 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (1.28%) Apache Flume
6 4 (1.02%) Cygwin
6 4 (1.02%) HDFS
7 1 (0.26%) GPFS
7 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.26%) iptables
7 1 (0.26%) Postfix
7 1 (0.26%) Samba
7 1 (0.26%) Snort
Systems Management
1 56 (14.32%) Puppet
2 34 (8.70%) Ansible
3 31 (7.93%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (3.58%) Kubernetes
5 9 (2.30%) Mesos
6 6 (1.53%) Salt
7 5 (1.28%) Graphite
8 3 (0.77%) Nagios
9 2 (0.51%) CA Wily
9 2 (0.51%) Cacti
9 2 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.51%) Oozie
9 2 (0.51%) yum
10 1 (0.26%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.26%) OSSEC
10 1 (0.26%) SELinux
10 1 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 50 (12.79%) Oracle
2 16 (4.09%) Atlassian
3 14 (3.58%) Red Hat
4 12 (3.07%) Splunk
4 12 (3.07%) VMware
5 11 (2.81%) Microsoft
6 10 (2.56%) IBM
7 7 (1.79%) Luciad
8 5 (1.28%) Adobe
9 4 (1.02%) Google
9 4 (1.02%) Rally
10 3 (0.77%) Cloudera
10 3 (0.77%) HP
10 3 (0.77%) New Relic
10 3 (0.77%) SAP
10 3 (0.77%) Sonatype
10 3 (0.77%) webMethods
11 2 (0.51%) ESRI
11 2 (0.51%) Perforce
11 2 (0.51%) Telelogic
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Rate: £400 - £475 per day
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Rate: £35000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits
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Tonbridge
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Rate: £700.00 - £800.00 per day
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Client Server
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