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 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Engineer
Rank 580 548 545
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 15 34 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.066% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.071% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 7
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£415 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £290 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £430 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 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 -48 15 £415 -2.35% 7
London +7 10 £450 +30.43% 4
City of London -2 3 £525 +81.03% 1
North West -12 3 £375 -
East of England -24 1 - -
South West - 1 £400 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £400 -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
South East - - - - 3
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Crawley - - - -

Java Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 27 (100.00%) Java
2 17 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (59.26%) Spring
4 14 (51.85%) Web Services
5 13 (48.15%) JavaScript
5 13 (48.15%) Apache
5 13 (48.15%) TDD
6 12 (44.44%) Hibernate
6 12 (44.44%) E-Commerce
6 12 (44.44%) HTML
6 12 (44.44%) XML
7 11 (40.74%) CSS
7 11 (40.74%) J2EE
7 11 (40.74%) Struts
7 11 (40.74%) OO
7 11 (40.74%) SOA
7 11 (40.74%) Scrum
7 11 (40.74%) CMS
7 11 (40.74%) QA
8 10 (37.04%) Multithreading
8 10 (37.04%) Ajax
8 10 (37.04%) JSTL
8 10 (37.04%) User Stories
8 10 (37.04%) E-business
8 10 (37.04%) Retail
8 10 (37.04%) SNMP
8 10 (37.04%) B2B
8 10 (37.04%) JavaBeans
8 10 (37.04%) JMS
8 10 (37.04%) Java RMI

Java Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 13 (48.15%) Apache
2 11 (40.74%) CMS
3 2 (7.41%) Node.js
3 2 (7.41%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (3.70%) FileNet
4 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.70%) IIS
4 1 (3.70%) JBoss
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 10 (37.04%) SNMP
2 2 (7.41%) Internet
3 1 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Hadoop
1 2 (7.41%) Big Data
1 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
1 2 (7.41%) OpenTSDB
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.41%) JUnit
2 1 (3.70%) Subversion
2 1 (3.70%) TestNG
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) Maven
2 1 (3.70%) Selenium
General
1 10 (37.04%) Retail
2 4 (14.81%) Finance
3 2 (7.41%) Electronics
4 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (59.26%) Spring
2 14 (51.85%) Web Services
3 12 (44.44%) Hibernate
3 12 (44.44%) HTML
3 12 (44.44%) XML
4 11 (40.74%) CSS
4 11 (40.74%) J2EE
4 11 (40.74%) Struts
5 10 (37.04%) Ajax
5 10 (37.04%) JSTL
5 10 (37.04%) JavaBeans
5 10 (37.04%) JMS
5 10 (37.04%) Java RMI
5 10 (37.04%) JSP
5 10 (37.04%) Servlets
5 10 (37.04%) XSD
5 10 (37.04%) XSL
6 4 (14.81%) REST
7 3 (11.11%) Spring MVC
8 2 (7.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
1 2 (7.41%) Embedded Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.41%) Clustering
1 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Linux
2 3 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (48.15%) TDD
3 12 (44.44%) E-Commerce
4 11 (40.74%) OO
4 11 (40.74%) SOA
4 11 (40.74%) Scrum
5 10 (37.04%) Multithreading
5 10 (37.04%) User Stories
5 10 (37.04%) E-business
5 10 (37.04%) B2B
5 10 (37.04%) UML
6 6 (22.22%) Software Engineering
7 3 (11.11%) MVC
7 3 (11.11%) Web Application Development
7 3 (11.11%) BDD
7 3 (11.11%) Refactoring
7 3 (11.11%) Automated Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Time Management
8 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (100.00%) Java
2 13 (48.15%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.11%) SQL
4 2 (7.41%) Scala
4 2 (7.41%) C
4 2 (7.41%) C++
4 2 (7.41%) Python
5 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) Chartered Engineer
2 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (40.74%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) IBM
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle