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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Engineer
Rank 617 544 560
Rank change year-on-year
-73 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 12 37 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.070% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.076% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 17
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£380 £450 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £290 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - £438
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
52873 48864 52221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.73% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 32949 29518 29383
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2105 2573
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.45 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 October 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 26 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 20 October 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 -53 11 £390 -13.33% 8
London +4 10 £390 -13.33% 7
Suffolk - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - - - - 2
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
City of London - - - - 4
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 1
County Antrim - - - - 2
Belfast - - - - 2
Cambridge - - - -
Chester - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Horley - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1

Java Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 21 (100.00%) Java
2 15 (71.43%) Spring
3 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (66.67%) Web Services
4 13 (61.90%) J2EE
5 11 (52.38%) JavaScript
5 11 (52.38%) Apache
6 10 (47.62%) HTML
6 10 (47.62%) Struts
6 10 (47.62%) SOA
6 10 (47.62%) E-Commerce
6 10 (47.62%) XML
6 10 (47.62%) TDD
6 10 (47.62%) QA
7 9 (42.86%) Multithreading
7 9 (42.86%) User Stories
7 9 (42.86%) Ajax
7 9 (42.86%) JSTL
7 9 (42.86%) Retail
7 9 (42.86%) E-business
7 9 (42.86%) CMS
7 9 (42.86%) Hibernate
7 9 (42.86%) Scrum
7 9 (42.86%) XSD
7 9 (42.86%) XSL
7 9 (42.86%) CSS
7 9 (42.86%) JSP
7 9 (42.86%) Servlets
7 9 (42.86%) JMS
7 9 (42.86%) Java RMI

Java Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 11 (52.38%) Apache
2 9 (42.86%) CMS
3 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.76%) Node.js
3 1 (4.76%) FileNet
3 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.76%) IIS
3 1 (4.76%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) SNMP
2 2 (9.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) JUnit
1 1 (4.76%) Subversion
1 1 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 9 (42.86%) Retail
2 3 (14.29%) Electronics
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (71.43%) Spring
2 14 (66.67%) Web Services
3 13 (61.90%) J2EE
4 10 (47.62%) XML
4 10 (47.62%) HTML
4 10 (47.62%) Struts
5 9 (42.86%) Ajax
5 9 (42.86%) JMS
5 9 (42.86%) Java RMI
5 9 (42.86%) JavaBeans
5 9 (42.86%) Hibernate
5 9 (42.86%) XSD
5 9 (42.86%) XSL
5 9 (42.86%) CSS
5 9 (42.86%) JSP
5 9 (42.86%) Servlets
5 9 (42.86%) JSTL
6 5 (23.81%) REST
7 4 (19.05%) Apache CXF
7 4 (19.05%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 3 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) TDD
2 10 (47.62%) E-Commerce
2 10 (47.62%) SOA
3 9 (42.86%) B2B
3 9 (42.86%) UML
3 9 (42.86%) OO
3 9 (42.86%) E-business
3 9 (42.86%) Scrum
3 9 (42.86%) Multithreading
3 9 (42.86%) User Stories
4 8 (38.10%) Software Engineering
5 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Automated Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (19.05%) Time Management
6 4 (19.05%) Refactoring
7 3 (14.29%) Project Management
7 3 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) Java
2 11 (52.38%) JavaScript
3 3 (14.29%) C
3 3 (14.29%) C++
4 2 (9.52%) Python
5 1 (4.76%) Ruby
5 1 (4.76%) Scala
5 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) HND
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
1 3 (14.29%) Chartered Engineer
1 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (47.62%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Varnish
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) IBM
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft