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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Engineer
Rank 429 430 454
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 220 210 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.37% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.40% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 151 125
Median daily rate £449 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £415 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 20 1
Median hourly rate £38.50 £55.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +69.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £55.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +69.23%

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
50855 53109 50264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33119 33427 30819
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £567 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1517 2011 2032
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +10 215 £450 -5.26% 82
London -17 92 £500 - 39
South East +24 52 £360 -13.77% 12
City of London +48 26 £550 - 9
West Midlands -4 22 £415 +43.10% 1
Yorkshire +13 18 £475 +43.93% 5
West Yorkshire +4 18 £475 +48.43% 4
Leeds +13 17 £475 +48.43% 4
North West -9 17 £400 -8.57% 4
Shropshire - 14 £415 -
Telford - 13 £415 -
Middlesex - 11 £350 -
Oxfordshire +13 10 £413 -2.94% 3
Oxford +9 10 £413 -16.24% 2
Cheshire -5 10 £350 -20.00% 1
South West -11 9 £369 +34.09% 11
Kent - 9 £750 -
West Sussex - 7 £475 -
Somerset -3 6 £375 - 5
Chester -6 6 £350 -20.00%
Manchester - 6 £400 - 3
Surrey - 6 £380 - 4
North East -49 5 £450 -
Tyne and Wear -59 5 £450 -
East Sussex - 5 £350 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -56 4 £500 -
Bath - 4 £375 - 1
Bromley - 3 £450 -
Tonbridge - 3 £750 -
Hampshire +2 2 £450 +9.09% 1

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 418 (100.00%) Java
2 227 (54.31%) Agile Software Development
3 202 (48.33%) Software Engineering
4 133 (31.82%) DevOps
5 132 (31.58%) TDD
6 119 (28.47%) Linux
7 118 (28.23%) Spring
8 97 (23.21%) JavaScript
9 92 (22.01%) Web Services
10 84 (20.10%) SQL
11 83 (19.86%) Continuous Integration
12 81 (19.38%) Unix
13 78 (18.66%) Finance
14 74 (17.70%) Scrum
15 73 (17.46%) HTML
16 68 (16.27%) J2EE
16 68 (16.27%) Hibernate
17 65 (15.55%) BDD
17 65 (15.55%) Puppet
18 64 (15.31%) Jenkins
19 63 (15.07%) Oracle
20 60 (14.35%) Amazon AWS
21 59 (14.11%) Git (software)
21 59 (14.11%) CSS
22 58 (13.88%) XML
22 58 (13.88%) Ruby
23 57 (13.64%) REST
24 55 (13.16%) Python
25 54 (12.92%) MongoDB
25 54 (12.92%) Selenium

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 45 (10.77%) Apache
2 39 (9.33%) Tomcat
3 27 (6.46%) OpenStack
4 26 (6.22%) WebLogic
5 25 (5.98%) Cloud Foundry
6 21 (5.02%) JBoss
7 20 (4.78%) WebSphere
8 16 (3.83%) Apache Spark
8 16 (3.83%) Confluence
9 13 (3.11%) CMS
10 12 (2.87%) nginx
11 11 (2.63%) IIS
11 11 (2.63%) WebLogic Portal
12 10 (2.39%) Jetty
13 7 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (1.67%) Mule
13 7 (1.67%) Mule ESB
14 4 (0.96%) Apache Pig
15 3 (0.72%) Apache Solr
15 3 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (0.96%) MS Office
2 2 (0.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.24%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.24%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 60 (14.35%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (5.98%) PaaS
4 20 (4.78%) Heroku
5 12 (2.87%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (2.15%) Google App Engine
7 9 (2.15%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (1.91%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 7 (1.67%) SaaS
10 5 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.72%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.72%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.72%) GitHub
12 1 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.24%) IaaS
12 1 (0.24%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.31%) HTTP
2 9 (2.15%) SNMP
3 7 (1.67%) Internet
4 6 (1.44%) AMQP
4 6 (1.44%) DNS
4 6 (1.44%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.96%) Firewall
6 3 (0.72%) DHCP
6 3 (0.72%) FTP
6 3 (0.72%) IPsec
6 3 (0.72%) SSH
7 1 (0.24%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.24%) LDAP
7 1 (0.24%) Network Security
7 1 (0.24%) SpaceWire
7 1 (0.24%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (12.92%) MongoDB
2 34 (8.13%) Apache Cassandra
3 27 (6.46%) Relational Database
4 26 (6.22%) MySQL
5 24 (5.74%) Hadoop
6 23 (5.50%) PostgreSQL
7 21 (5.02%) NoSQL
7 21 (5.02%) Redis
8 14 (3.35%) SQL Server
9 13 (3.11%) Big Data
10 11 (2.63%) Neo4j
11 9 (2.15%) Apache Hive
12 5 (1.20%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.96%) HBase
13 4 (0.96%) Impala
14 3 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (0.72%) Apache Accumulo
14 3 (0.72%) IBM InfoSphere
15 2 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
15 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 64 (15.31%) Jenkins
2 59 (14.11%) Git (software)
3 54 (12.92%) Selenium
4 53 (12.68%) Maven
5 40 (9.57%) JUnit
6 28 (6.70%) Eclipse
7 26 (6.22%) Cucumber
8 25 (5.98%) Gradle
8 25 (5.98%) JIRA
8 25 (5.98%) WebDriver
9 20 (4.78%) Ant
10 19 (4.55%) Subversion
11 18 (4.31%) SoapUI
12 17 (4.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 14 (3.35%) Mockito
14 12 (2.87%) TeamCity
15 8 (1.91%) Rational DOORS
15 8 (1.91%) Sonatype Nexus
16 7 (1.67%) Hudson
16 7 (1.67%) JMeter
General
1 78 (18.66%) Finance
2 26 (6.22%) Banking
2 26 (6.22%) Retail
3 8 (1.91%) Aerospace
3 8 (1.91%) Games
4 7 (1.67%) Electronics
4 7 (1.67%) Investment Banking
4 7 (1.67%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.44%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.20%) Military
7 4 (0.96%) Marketing
8 3 (0.72%) Back Office
8 3 (0.72%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.72%) Front Office
9 2 (0.48%) Advertising
9 2 (0.48%) Publishing
10 1 (0.24%) Automotive
10 1 (0.24%) Avionics
10 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (28.23%) Spring
2 92 (22.01%) Web Services
3 73 (17.46%) HTML
4 68 (16.27%) Hibernate
4 68 (16.27%) J2EE
5 59 (14.11%) CSS
6 58 (13.88%) XML
7 57 (13.64%) REST
8 45 (10.77%) SOAP
9 34 (8.13%) HTML5
9 34 (8.13%) Java EE
9 34 (8.13%) Node.js
10 33 (7.89%) JSON
10 33 (7.89%) RESTful
11 32 (7.66%) JMS
12 28 (6.70%) RabbitMQ
13 26 (6.22%) AngularJS
14 23 (5.50%) Play Framework
15 22 (5.26%) JSP
16 21 (5.02%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (2.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 9 (2.15%) Computer Science
4 7 (1.67%) User Experience
5 6 (1.44%) Algorithms
5 6 (1.44%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.44%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.20%) Cloud Native
6 5 (1.20%) Data Integration
7 4 (0.96%) Fintech
7 4 (0.96%) Semantic Web
7 4 (0.96%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.72%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.72%) Derivative
8 3 (0.72%) Physics
9 2 (0.48%) Clustering
9 2 (0.48%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.48%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.48%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 119 (28.47%) Linux
2 81 (19.38%) Unix
3 29 (6.94%) Windows
4 14 (3.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.20%) Android
5 5 (1.20%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.96%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (0.72%) CentOS
7 3 (0.72%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.48%) AIX
8 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.24%) Fedora
9 1 (0.24%) HPUX
9 1 (0.24%) NetWare
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.24%) Solaris
9 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (54.31%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (48.33%) Software Engineering
3 133 (31.82%) DevOps
4 132 (31.58%) TDD
5 83 (19.86%) Continuous Integration
6 74 (17.70%) Scrum
7 65 (15.55%) BDD
8 44 (10.53%) E-Commerce
9 41 (9.81%) Microservices
10 40 (9.57%) Continuous Delivery
10 40 (9.57%) Open Source
11 39 (9.33%) OO
12 33 (7.89%) SOA
13 32 (7.66%) UML
14 30 (7.18%) Test Automation
15 28 (6.70%) Unit Testing
16 27 (6.46%) Multithreading
17 25 (5.98%) SDLC
18 24 (5.74%) Regression Testing
19 17 (4.07%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 418 (100.00%) Java
2 97 (23.21%) JavaScript
3 84 (20.10%) SQL
4 58 (13.88%) Ruby
5 55 (13.16%) Python
6 51 (12.20%) Scala
7 45 (10.77%) C++
8 39 (9.33%) Perl
9 34 (8.13%) C#
10 25 (5.98%) Go
11 24 (5.74%) C
12 20 (4.78%) Bash Shell
13 16 (3.83%) Groovy
14 9 (2.15%) Ada
14 9 (2.15%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.91%) PHP
16 4 (0.96%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.96%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.96%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.48%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 40 (9.57%) Security Cleared
2 26 (6.22%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.55%) Degree
4 9 (2.15%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.91%) ISEB
5 8 (1.91%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.18%) QA
2 9 (2.15%) SDET
3 3 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.72%) WCAG
4 1 (0.24%) ECSS
4 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (10.29%) Docker
2 17 (4.07%) vSphere
3 6 (1.44%) Apache Flume
3 6 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.96%) HDFS
5 2 (0.48%) Cygwin
6 1 (0.24%) etcd
6 1 (0.24%) GPFS
6 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.24%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.24%) Snort
6 1 (0.24%) vCloud
6 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.24%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 65 (15.55%) Puppet
2 30 (7.18%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (6.46%) Ansible
4 16 (3.83%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.44%) Mesos
6 5 (1.20%) Salt
7 4 (0.96%) Nagios
8 3 (0.72%) Graphite
8 3 (0.72%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.72%) Kibana
8 3 (0.72%) logstash
8 3 (0.72%) Oozie
8 3 (0.72%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.48%) Cacti
10 1 (0.24%) CA Wily
10 1 (0.24%) OpenSSO
10 1 (0.24%) OSSEC
10 1 (0.24%) StatsD
10 1 (0.24%) Sun Identity Manager
10 1 (0.24%) yum
Vendors
1 63 (15.07%) Oracle
2 22 (5.26%) Atlassian
2 22 (5.26%) Red Hat
3 15 (3.59%) webMethods
4 13 (3.11%) IBM
4 13 (3.11%) Microsoft
5 12 (2.87%) Google
5 12 (2.87%) Splunk
6 11 (2.63%) VMware
7 10 (2.39%) Adobe
8 8 (1.91%) Sybase
9 6 (1.44%) Luciad
9 6 (1.44%) Rally
10 5 (1.20%) New Relic
11 4 (0.96%) Cloudera
12 3 (0.72%) AppDynamics
12 3 (0.72%) ForgeRock
12 3 (0.72%) SAP
13 2 (0.48%) Murex
13 2 (0.48%) Sun
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