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 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Programmer
Rank 605 592 572
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Java Programmer 36 40 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.071% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.075% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 33 26
Median daily rate £375 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £353 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £405 £315
% change year-on-year
-10.49% +28.67%
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
52739 52999 51576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.88% 94.73% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 34376 32174 31581
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1514 2137 2130
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.28% -0.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%

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 6 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 24 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 6 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 -30 33 £363 -21.62% 7
North West -3 10 £350 -17.64% 2
London -27 10 £450 -10.00% 5
Cheshire - 10 £350 -
Chester - 9 £350 -
West Midlands -7 5 £475 +17.28%
East of England +10 3 £450 -
Yorkshire +3 3 £338 -3.57%
Essex - 3 £450 -
Scotland - 3 £375 -
West Yorkshire -3 2 £338 -3.57%
Leeds -11 2 £338 -3.57%
Canary Wharf - 2 £650 - 1
Edinburgh - 2 £375 -
City of London +31 1 £450 -10.00% 2
Somerset +10 1 - -
South West -4 1 - -
South East -13 1 £363 -27.50%
East Sussex - 1 £363 -
Clapham - 1 £450 -
Brighton - 1 £363 -
Sheffield - 1 £350 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Glasgow - 1 £375 -

Java Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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 40 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (36.59%) SQL
3 30 (36.59%) XML
4 25 (30.49%) Finance
5 24 (29.27%) JavaScript
6 22 (26.83%) Unix
6 22 (26.83%) Eclipse
7 20 (24.39%) Web Services
8 19 (23.17%) HTML
8 19 (23.17%) TDD
8 19 (23.17%) Banking
9 18 (21.95%) Oracle
10 17 (20.73%) Linux
10 17 (20.73%) CSS
10 17 (20.73%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (19.51%) OO
11 16 (19.51%) Spring
12 15 (18.29%) J2EE
12 15 (18.29%) Java EE
13 14 (17.07%) Java SE
13 14 (17.07%) SDLC
13 14 (17.07%) UML
13 14 (17.07%) SOAP
13 14 (17.07%) Python
13 14 (17.07%) Scrum
14 12 (14.63%) JBoss
14 12 (14.63%) MongoDB
14 12 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (14.63%) 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 12 (14.63%) JBoss
2 9 (10.98%) WebSphere
3 8 (9.76%) WebLogic
4 7 (8.54%) Apache
4 7 (8.54%) Tomcat
5 5 (6.10%) Node.js
6 4 (4.88%) Apache TomEE
6 4 (4.88%) Jetty
6 4 (4.88%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.22%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.22%) Confluence
7 1 (1.22%) IIS
Business Applications
1 5 (6.10%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.10%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.63%) MongoDB
2 9 (10.98%) 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 2 (2.44%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.44%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.22%) MySQL
7 1 (1.22%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 22 (26.83%) Eclipse
2 12 (14.63%) Git (software)
3 10 (12.20%) Maven
4 9 (10.98%) Subversion
5 8 (9.76%) Jenkins
5 8 (9.76%) JUnit
6 6 (7.32%) Ant
6 6 (7.32%) Cucumber
6 6 (7.32%) Toad
7 5 (6.10%) JMeter
7 5 (6.10%) Selenium
8 4 (4.88%) Eclipse RCP
8 4 (4.88%) GitLab
8 4 (4.88%) Hudson
9 2 (2.44%) Bower
9 2 (2.44%) JProfiler
10 1 (1.22%) Bitbucket
10 1 (1.22%) Gradle
10 1 (1.22%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (30.49%) Finance
2 19 (23.17%) Banking
3 5 (6.10%) Aerospace
4 4 (4.88%) Front Office
4 4 (4.88%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Back Office
5 1 (1.22%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (36.59%) XML
2 20 (24.39%) Web Services
3 19 (23.17%) HTML
4 17 (20.73%) CSS
5 16 (19.51%) Spring
6 15 (18.29%) J2EE
6 15 (18.29%) Java EE
7 14 (17.07%) Java SE
7 14 (17.07%) SOAP
8 11 (13.41%) JMS
9 10 (12.20%) AngularJS
10 8 (9.76%) JAX-RS
11 7 (8.54%) Apache CXF
11 7 (8.54%) Hibernate
12 6 (7.32%) JPA
12 6 (7.32%) JSF
12 6 (7.32%) XSLT
13 5 (6.10%) EJB
13 5 (6.10%) JRules
13 5 (6.10%) XSD
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
5 2 (2.44%) User Experience
6 1 (1.22%) Blog
6 1 (1.22%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.22%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.22%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 22 (26.83%) Unix
2 17 (20.73%) Linux
3 1 (1.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (23.17%) TDD
3 16 (19.51%) OO
4 14 (17.07%) Scrum
4 14 (17.07%) SDLC
4 14 (17.07%) UML
5 12 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (12.20%) Electronic Trading
6 10 (12.20%) OOD
7 9 (10.98%) Migration
7 9 (10.98%) Risk Management
8 8 (9.76%) BDD
8 8 (9.76%) Software Engineering
9 7 (8.54%) Unit Testing
9 7 (8.54%) Web Development
10 6 (7.32%) Waterfall
11 5 (6.10%) Kanban
11 5 (6.10%) MVC
11 5 (6.10%) Process Management
11 5 (6.10%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 82 (100.00%) Java
2 30 (36.59%) SQL
3 24 (29.27%) 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#
10 2 (2.44%) C++
10 2 (2.44%) CoffeeScript
10 2 (2.44%) Groovy
10 2 (2.44%) Perl
10 2 (2.44%) PHP
11 1 (1.22%) Go
11 1 (1.22%) Ruby
11 1 (1.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (6.10%) SC Cleared
1 5 (6.10%) 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
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (21.95%) 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%) hybris
7 1 (1.22%) ION Trading
7 1 (1.22%) Rally