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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Engineer
Rank 472 474 493
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 154 142 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.27% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.29% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 96 69
Average daily rate £450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £325 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £560 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £410 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.82% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 3
Average hourly rate £45.34 £46.25 £44.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.97% +3.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £34.84 £35.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £51.90 £53.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.34 £46.25 £55.98
% change year-on-year
-1.97% -17.38%

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
48652 48803 46653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.48% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31297 30382 27621
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1739 1915 2049
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 9 February 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 -20 141 £450 +5.88% 119
London +13 66 £500 +17.64% 40
South East -8 23 £415 +2.46% 28
South West -3 21 £425 -2.85% 24
Somerset +11 13 - - 7
Yorkshire -2 12 £475 +50.79% 7
West Yorkshire +1 10 £445 +41.26% 6
City of London +36 9 £494 +6.69% 8
Leeds +3 9 £450 +42.85% 6
Scotland +1 9 £375 - 1
East of England -9 9 £403 +7.33% 9
Edinburgh -4 8 £375 -
Yeovil -8 7 - - 2
Surrey -3 6 £425 +30.76% 4
Gloucestershire +11 5 £463 +13.84% 9
Hampshire +5 5 - - 5
Templecombe -3 5 - -
North West -7 5 £420 +11.85% 7
Cambridgeshire - 5 £403 - 6
Cambridge - 5 £403 - 6
Wales -6 4 £450 - 1
Southampton +14 3 - - 4
Buckinghamshire +13 3 £288 - 1
Berkshire +5 3 £415 +3.75% 5
Kent -6 3 £550 - 1
Canary Wharf - 3 £600 -
North East - 3 £515 -
Hertfordshire +4 2 £375 - 2
Bedfordshire 0 2 £375 +7.14%
Cheshire -4 2 £375 -0.13% 3

Java Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 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.

1 344 (100.00%) Java
2 175 (50.87%) Software Engineering
3 146 (42.44%) Agile Software Development
4 121 (35.17%) Linux
5 73 (21.22%) TDD
6 68 (19.77%) Scala
7 67 (19.48%) DevOps
8 66 (19.19%) Finance
9 62 (18.02%) Scrum
9 62 (18.02%) Eclipse
10 58 (16.86%) Web Services
10 58 (16.86%) Spring
11 57 (16.57%) SQL
11 57 (16.57%) Git (software)
12 56 (16.28%) Jenkins
13 50 (14.53%) Puppet
14 48 (13.95%) HTML
14 48 (13.95%) JavaScript
15 46 (13.37%) JUnit
15 46 (13.37%) Unix
15 46 (13.37%) Tomcat
16 43 (12.50%) Low Latency
17 41 (11.92%) Apache
17 41 (11.92%) Open Source
17 41 (11.92%) Continuous Integration
18 38 (11.05%) CSS
18 38 (11.05%) Security Cleared
19 37 (10.76%) REST
19 37 (10.76%) J2EE
19 37 (10.76%) OO

Java Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 46 (13.37%) Tomcat
2 41 (11.92%) Apache
3 22 (6.40%) JBoss
4 17 (4.94%) WebSphere
5 13 (3.78%) Confluence
5 13 (3.78%) Node.js
6 12 (3.49%) CMS
7 10 (2.91%) OpenStack
8 8 (2.33%) nginx
8 8 (2.33%) WebLogic
9 7 (2.03%) IIS
10 6 (1.74%) Apache Spark
11 5 (1.45%) Apache Solr
11 5 (1.45%) Jetty
12 4 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.87%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
14 2 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 2 (0.58%) GlassFish
14 2 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.29%) MS Office
1 1 (0.29%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) BigMachines
1 1 (0.29%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (8.72%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (1.45%) SaaS
3 4 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.87%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (0.87%) GitHub
4 3 (0.87%) Google App Engine
4 3 (0.87%) PaaS
5 2 (0.58%) Heroku
6 1 (0.29%) IaaS
6 1 (0.29%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.36%) HTTP
2 14 (4.07%) Internet
3 10 (2.91%) SNMP
3 10 (2.91%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.74%) DNS
5 4 (1.16%) DHCP
5 4 (1.16%) FTP
5 4 (1.16%) IPsec
5 4 (1.16%) LDAP
6 3 (0.87%) Network Security
6 3 (0.87%) SSL
7 2 (0.58%) Asterisk PBX
7 2 (0.58%) BGP
7 2 (0.58%) DVB
7 2 (0.58%) Firewall
7 2 (0.58%) H.323
8 1 (0.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.29%) Multicast
8 1 (0.29%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (10.47%) NoSQL
2 24 (6.98%) KDB
3 20 (5.81%) MongoDB
4 19 (5.52%) MySQL
5 15 (4.36%) Big Data
6 13 (3.78%) Hadoop
6 13 (3.78%) Relational Database
7 11 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (2.91%) SQL Server
9 9 (2.62%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (2.03%) CouchDB
11 5 (1.45%) Apache Hive
11 5 (1.45%) Neo4j
11 5 (1.45%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (1.16%) Redis
13 3 (0.87%) HBase
14 2 (0.58%) BigTable
14 2 (0.58%) DB2
14 2 (0.58%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 62 (18.02%) Eclipse
2 57 (16.57%) Git (software)
3 56 (16.28%) Jenkins
4 46 (13.37%) JUnit
5 34 (9.88%) Maven
6 30 (8.72%) Subversion
7 27 (7.85%) Gradle
7 27 (7.85%) Selenium
8 25 (7.27%) Cucumber
8 25 (7.27%) JIRA
9 24 (6.98%) VTune
10 13 (3.78%) SoapUI
11 11 (3.20%) Ant
11 11 (3.20%) Mockito
11 11 (3.20%) WebDriver
12 7 (2.03%) Gerrit
12 7 (2.03%) NetBeans
13 6 (1.74%) JBehave
13 6 (1.74%) Rational DOORS
13 6 (1.74%) TeamCity
General
1 66 (19.19%) Finance
2 37 (10.76%) Banking
3 25 (7.27%) Investment Banking
4 14 (4.07%) Retail
5 11 (3.20%) Military
6 10 (2.91%) Front Office
7 9 (2.62%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.74%) Aerospace
9 5 (1.45%) Electronics
10 4 (1.16%) Games
10 4 (1.16%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.16%) Marketing
11 2 (0.58%) Advertising
11 2 (0.58%) Publishing
12 1 (0.29%) Automotive
12 1 (0.29%) Avionics
12 1 (0.29%) Back Office
12 1 (0.29%) Billing
12 1 (0.29%) Law
12 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (16.86%) Spring
1 58 (16.86%) Web Services
2 48 (13.95%) HTML
3 38 (11.05%) CSS
4 37 (10.76%) J2EE
4 37 (10.76%) REST
5 36 (10.47%) Hibernate
6 33 (9.59%) XML
7 27 (7.85%) RESTful
8 26 (7.56%) JSP
9 22 (6.40%) SOAP
10 20 (5.81%) HTML5
11 17 (4.94%) XSLT
12 16 (4.65%) JMS
12 16 (4.65%) Servlets
13 13 (3.78%) .NET
13 13 (3.78%) Ajax
13 13 (3.78%) Java EE
14 12 (3.49%) Kafka
14 12 (3.49%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.40%) Computer Science
3 21 (6.10%) Fixed Income
3 21 (6.10%) Grid Computing
4 8 (2.33%) Derivative
5 7 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.03%) Equity Derivative
6 5 (1.45%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.45%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.45%) Wiki
7 4 (1.16%) Fintech
7 4 (1.16%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (1.16%) User Experience
8 3 (0.87%) BYOD
8 3 (0.87%) Clustering
8 3 (0.87%) Contactless
8 3 (0.87%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.87%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.87%) Physics
8 3 (0.87%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 121 (35.17%) Linux
2 46 (13.37%) Unix
3 29 (8.43%) Windows
4 25 (7.27%) Solaris
5 13 (3.78%) CentOS
5 13 (3.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (2.62%) Android
7 4 (1.16%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.87%) AIX
9 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.58%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.58%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.29%) Debian
10 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (50.87%) Software Engineering
2 146 (42.44%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (21.22%) TDD
4 67 (19.48%) DevOps
5 62 (18.02%) Scrum
6 43 (12.50%) Low Latency
7 41 (11.92%) Continuous Integration
7 41 (11.92%) Open Source
8 37 (10.76%) OO
9 31 (9.01%) Algorithmic Trading
9 31 (9.01%) BDD
10 29 (8.43%) UML
11 27 (7.85%) E-Commerce
12 26 (7.56%) SDLC
13 25 (7.27%) Configuration Management
14 22 (6.40%) Functional Programming
15 21 (6.10%) Electronic Trading
16 19 (5.52%) Test Automation
17 17 (4.94%) Multithreading
18 16 (4.65%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 344 (100.00%) Java
2 68 (19.77%) Scala
3 57 (16.57%) SQL
4 48 (13.95%) JavaScript
5 35 (10.17%) C++
6 33 (9.59%) Python
7 27 (7.85%) Ruby
8 21 (6.10%) C#
9 19 (5.52%) Bash Shell
10 12 (3.49%) Perl
11 11 (3.20%) Groovy
11 11 (3.20%) PHP
11 11 (3.20%) PowerShell
12 9 (2.62%) PL/SQL
13 8 (2.33%) Go
14 7 (2.03%) C
15 6 (1.74%) Ada
16 5 (1.45%) VBA
17 3 (0.87%) Tcl
18 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (11.05%) Security Cleared
2 28 (8.14%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.52%) Degree
4 6 (1.74%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.58%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.29%) CCNA
6 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.81%) QA
2 4 (1.16%) SLA
3 2 (0.58%) FedRAMP
3 2 (0.58%) WCAG
4 1 (0.29%) ECSS
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 25 (7.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 25 (7.27%) Docker
2 7 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.16%) Cygwin
4 3 (0.87%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.58%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.58%) vSphere
6 1 (0.29%) HDFS
6 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.29%) iptables
6 1 (0.29%) Postfix
6 1 (0.29%) Samba
6 1 (0.29%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 50 (14.53%) Puppet
2 32 (9.30%) Ansible
3 27 (7.85%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (4.07%) Salt
5 8 (2.33%) Graphite
6 6 (1.74%) Mesos
6 6 (1.74%) Nagios
7 5 (1.45%) Cobbler
8 4 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (1.16%) Kubernetes
8 4 (1.16%) yum
9 3 (0.87%) Oozie
10 2 (0.58%) Ambari
10 2 (0.58%) CA Wily
11 1 (0.29%) CFEngine
11 1 (0.29%) Graylog
11 1 (0.29%) Rundeck
11 1 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (7.85%) Oracle
2 22 (6.40%) Red Hat
3 11 (3.20%) VMware
4 8 (2.33%) Google
5 7 (2.03%) Splunk
6 5 (1.45%) Adobe
6 5 (1.45%) Atlassian
6 5 (1.45%) Luciad
6 5 (1.45%) Microsoft
7 4 (1.16%) Fidessa
7 4 (1.16%) HP
8 3 (0.87%) SaltStack
8 3 (0.87%) Sonatype
9 2 (0.58%) Cisco
9 2 (0.58%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.58%) SAP
9 2 (0.58%) Solace
9 2 (0.58%) Sybase
9 2 (0.58%) WorldPay
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable - Market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
AAP3
Rate: £35 - £50 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Somerset
aap3
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
Yeovil
aap3
Rate: £30 - £50 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago
Southampton
aap3
Rate: market rate
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £510 per day
Posted: 27 days ago