The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Java Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Programmer
Rank 614 605 574
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Java Programmer 34 22 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.041% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.043% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 17 21
Median daily rate £388 £500 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +14.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -

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
50931 51412 49753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.74% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 33245 31720 30748
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1466 2048 2093
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £40.15 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Java Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Java Programmer in the job title.

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 26 May 2016.

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 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 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 -1 30 £400 -20.00% 14
Cheshire - 12 £350 -
North West - 12 £350 - 1
Chester - 11 £350 -
London -11 9 £450 -10.00% 10
Scotland - 4 £375 - 1
East of England - 4 £450 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £475 -
Edinburgh - 3 £375 - 1
Essex - 3 £450 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £650 -
City of London +32 1 £450 -14.28% 4
Somerset +9 1 - -
Yorkshire +6 1 £350 -
South Yorkshire -6 1 £350 -
South West -11 1 - - 1
Sheffield -18 1 £350 -
Clapham - 1 £450 -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £375 -
Ipswich - 1 - -

Java Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, Java Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 82 (100.00%) Java
2 38 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (35.37%) SQL
4 28 (34.15%) Finance
5 26 (31.71%) XML
6 25 (30.49%) JavaScript
7 23 (28.05%) Unix
8 21 (25.61%) Web Services
8 21 (25.61%) Banking
9 20 (24.39%) HTML
10 18 (21.95%) TDD
11 17 (20.73%) Oracle
11 17 (20.73%) Linux
11 17 (20.73%) CSS
11 17 (20.73%) Eclipse
11 17 (20.73%) Analytical Skills
12 16 (19.51%) OO
13 15 (18.29%) Spring
14 14 (17.07%) SOAP
14 14 (17.07%) J2EE
14 14 (17.07%) Python
14 14 (17.07%) SDLC
15 13 (15.85%) Java SE
15 13 (15.85%) UML
16 12 (14.63%) Scrum
17 11 (13.41%) Maven
17 11 (13.41%) JMS
17 11 (13.41%) Java EE
17 11 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
17 11 (13.41%) Git (software)

Java Programmer 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 9 (10.98%) WebSphere
2 8 (9.76%) JBoss
3 6 (7.32%) Apache
4 5 (6.10%) Node.js
4 5 (6.10%) Tomcat
4 5 (6.10%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.88%) Apache TomEE
5 4 (4.88%) Jetty
5 4 (4.88%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.22%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.22%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.22%) CMS
6 1 (1.22%) Confluence
6 1 (1.22%) IIS
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 5 (6.10%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.10%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.22%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.41%) MongoDB
2 7 (8.54%) Oracle Database
3 6 (7.32%) SQL Server
4 5 (6.10%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (4.88%) DB2
5 4 (4.88%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.88%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.66%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.44%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.22%) MySQL
8 1 (1.22%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 17 (20.73%) Eclipse
2 11 (13.41%) Git (software)
2 11 (13.41%) Maven
3 9 (10.98%) Jenkins
3 9 (10.98%) Subversion
4 7 (8.54%) Ant
5 6 (7.32%) Cucumber
5 6 (7.32%) JUnit
5 6 (7.32%) Selenium
5 6 (7.32%) Toad
6 5 (6.10%) JMeter
7 4 (4.88%) GitLab
7 4 (4.88%) Hudson
8 3 (3.66%) Eclipse RCP
9 2 (2.44%) Bower
9 2 (2.44%) EasyMock
10 1 (1.22%) Bitbucket
10 1 (1.22%) Gatling
10 1 (1.22%) Gradle
10 1 (1.22%) SoapUI
General
1 28 (34.15%) Finance
2 21 (25.61%) Banking
3 5 (6.10%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.88%) Aerospace
4 4 (4.88%) Front Office
5 1 (1.22%) Back Office
5 1 (1.22%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (31.71%) XML
2 21 (25.61%) Web Services
3 20 (24.39%) HTML
4 17 (20.73%) CSS
5 15 (18.29%) Spring
6 14 (17.07%) J2EE
6 14 (17.07%) SOAP
7 13 (15.85%) Java SE
8 11 (13.41%) Java EE
8 11 (13.41%) JMS
9 10 (12.20%) AngularJS
10 8 (9.76%) Hibernate
11 6 (7.32%) JPA
11 6 (7.32%) JSF
12 5 (6.10%) EJB
12 5 (6.10%) HTML5
12 5 (6.10%) JAX-RS
12 5 (6.10%) JRules
12 5 (6.10%) XSD
12 5 (6.10%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.73%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.98%) N-Tier
3 4 (4.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (4.88%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (3.66%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.66%) Derivative
4 3 (3.66%) OTC Derivatives
5 2 (2.44%) User Experience
6 1 (1.22%) Blog
6 1 (1.22%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.22%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.22%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.22%) Telematics
6 1 (1.22%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.22%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 23 (28.05%) Unix
2 17 (20.73%) Linux
3 1 (1.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (21.95%) TDD
3 16 (19.51%) OO
4 14 (17.07%) SDLC
5 13 (15.85%) UML
6 12 (14.63%) Scrum
7 11 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (12.20%) Electronic Trading
8 10 (12.20%) OOD
8 10 (12.20%) Risk Management
9 9 (10.98%) BDD
9 9 (10.98%) Migration
10 8 (9.76%) Software Engineering
11 7 (8.54%) Unit Testing
11 7 (8.54%) Web Development
12 6 (7.32%) Continuous Delivery
12 6 (7.32%) Kanban
12 6 (7.32%) MVC
12 6 (7.32%) Waterfall
13 5 (6.10%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 82 (100.00%) Java
2 29 (35.37%) SQL
3 25 (30.49%) JavaScript
4 14 (17.07%) Python
5 8 (9.76%) PL/SQL
6 6 (7.32%) Shell Script
7 5 (6.10%) Jython
7 5 (6.10%) T-SQL
7 5 (6.10%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 4 (4.88%) XPath
9 3 (3.66%) C#
9 3 (3.66%) PHP
10 2 (2.44%) C++
10 2 (2.44%) CoffeeScript
10 2 (2.44%) Groovy
10 2 (2.44%) Perl
11 1 (1.22%) CFML
11 1 (1.22%) Go
11 1 (1.22%) Ruby
11 1 (1.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (4.88%) SC Cleared
1 4 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.66%) Degree
3 1 (1.22%) ISEB
3 1 (1.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (20.73%) Oracle
2 9 (10.98%) Sybase
3 8 (9.76%) IBM
4 6 (7.32%) Microsoft
5 5 (6.10%) WSO2
6 2 (2.44%) VMware
7 1 (1.22%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.22%) Hortonworks
7 1 (1.22%) hybris
7 1 (1.22%) ION Trading
7 1 (1.22%) Rally