The table below looks at the statistics for the Java Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Programmer
Rank 558 564 520
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Java Programmer 35 35 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.062% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.067% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 20 30
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£500 £348 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.88% -0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £280 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £507 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £325 £319
% change year-on-year
+24.61% +1.88%
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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

Java Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Java Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Java Programmer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java Programmer within the UK.

Java Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Java Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Java Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Java Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java Programmer within the UK.

Java Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Java Programmer
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 Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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 +2 34 £500 +44.92% 13
London +19 21 £500 +24.68% 6
City of London - 11 £500 - 3
South West +4 4 £405 - 1
Yorkshire -15 3 £350 +14.94%
Manchester -9 2 £413 -
North West -20 2 £413 +26.92% 2
East of England +18 1 - - 1
West Midlands -15 1 £405 +40.86%
South Wales - 1 £413 - 1
Wales - 1 £413 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £375 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Bristol - 1 £405 - 1
Cardiff - 1 £413 - 1
Chelmsford - - - -
Chester - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Middlesbrough - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
West Drayton - - - -

Java Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Java Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title.

1 80 (100.00%) Java
2 43 (53.75%) SQL
3 38 (47.50%) Relational Database
4 36 (45.00%) RDBMS
4 36 (45.00%) Banking
5 31 (38.75%) UNIX
6 28 (35.00%) Data Modelling
7 22 (27.50%) Spring
7 22 (27.50%) Computer Science
8 20 (25.00%) Derivative
9 19 (23.75%) Telecoms
9 19 (23.75%) Mathematics
10 18 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (22.50%) Oracle
11 17 (21.25%) Finance
12 15 (18.75%) Hibernate
13 14 (17.50%) OO
14 12 (15.00%) Web Services
15 11 (13.75%) Investment Banking
15 11 (13.75%) RESTful
16 10 (12.50%) Multithreading
17 9 (11.25%) Software Engineering
17 9 (11.25%) Requirements Analysis
17 9 (11.25%) J2EE
17 9 (11.25%) Eclipse
18 8 (10.00%) XML
18 8 (10.00%) JavaScript
18 8 (10.00%) PL/SQL
19 7 (8.75%) SQL Server
19 7 (8.75%) Apache Camel

Java Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Java Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.00%) JBoss
1 4 (5.00%) Tomcat
1 4 (5.00%) Mule
1 4 (5.00%) Mule ESB
2 3 (3.75%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (3.75%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.75%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.25%) Apache
3 1 (1.25%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (47.50%) Relational Database
2 36 (45.00%) RDBMS
3 7 (8.75%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.75%) OLAP
4 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.50%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.50%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.50%) Big Data
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 9 (11.25%) Eclipse
2 4 (5.00%) Subversion
2 4 (5.00%) Maven
2 4 (5.00%) Ant
2 4 (5.00%) JUnit
3 3 (3.75%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.75%) JIRA
4 2 (2.50%) jMock
4 2 (2.50%) Toad
4 2 (2.50%) ClearQuest
4 2 (2.50%) Artifactory
4 2 (2.50%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.25%) NetBeans
5 1 (1.25%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.25%) Mockito
General
1 36 (45.00%) Banking
2 19 (23.75%) Telecoms
3 17 (21.25%) Finance
4 11 (13.75%) Investment Banking
5 4 (5.00%) Front Office
6 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.25%) Games
7 1 (1.25%) Back Office
7 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (27.50%) Spring
2 15 (18.75%) Hibernate
3 12 (15.00%) Web Services
4 11 (13.75%) RESTful
5 9 (11.25%) J2EE
6 8 (10.00%) XML
7 7 (8.75%) Apache Camel
8 6 (7.50%) JSON
8 6 (7.50%) Swing
9 5 (6.25%) J2SE
9 5 (6.25%) JSF
9 5 (6.25%) HTML
9 5 (6.25%) SOAP
9 5 (6.25%) Java SE
10 4 (5.00%) Spring MVC
10 4 (5.00%) ICEfaces
10 4 (5.00%) REST
11 3 (3.75%) AngularJS
11 3 (3.75%) Java EE
11 3 (3.75%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (27.50%) Computer Science
2 20 (25.00%) Derivative
3 19 (23.75%) Mathematics
4 6 (7.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (5.00%) SWIFT
6 3 (3.75%) Open Source
6 3 (3.75%) Fixed Income
6 3 (3.75%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.50%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.25%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 31 (38.75%) UNIX
2 6 (7.50%) Linux
3 2 (2.50%) VME
3 2 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.00%) Data Modelling
2 18 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (17.50%) OO
4 10 (12.50%) Multithreading
5 9 (11.25%) Software Engineering
5 9 (11.25%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (6.25%) UML
6 5 (6.25%) Scrum
7 4 (5.00%) MVC
7 4 (5.00%) Web Development
7 4 (5.00%) TDD
7 4 (5.00%) Electronic Trading
7 4 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (5.00%) Low Latency
8 3 (3.75%) OOD
8 3 (3.75%) Mentoring
9 2 (2.50%) Functional Programming
9 2 (2.50%) OOP
9 2 (2.50%) Extreme Programming
9 2 (2.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 80 (100.00%) Java
2 43 (53.75%) SQL
3 8 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.75%) C++
5 2 (2.50%) COBOL
5 2 (2.50%) Python
5 2 (2.50%) Scala
5 2 (2.50%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.50%) Clojure
5 2 (2.50%) ClojureScript
6 1 (1.25%) Perl
6 1 (1.25%) Korn
6 1 (1.25%) Lua
6 1 (1.25%) C
6 1 (1.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.00%) Oracle Certification
3 4 (5.00%) Degree
4 2 (2.50%) OCAJ
4 2 (2.50%) OCP
4 2 (2.50%) OCA
4 2 (2.50%) Sun Certification
4 2 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.50%) OCPJP
Vendors
1 18 (22.50%) Oracle
2 5 (6.25%) Sybase
3 4 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.00%) ION Trading
4 3 (3.75%) Google
4 3 (3.75%) IBM
4 3 (3.75%) Sencha
5 2 (2.50%) Adobe
5 2 (2.50%) EnterpriseDB
6 1 (1.25%) hybris
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