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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Programmer
Rank 556 542 516
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Java Programmer 39 40 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.078% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.084% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 30
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£500 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £319 £319
% change year-on-year
+5.79% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 -

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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 -16 38 £500 +17.64% 19
London +29 29 £500 +1.26% 9
City of London +8 7 £500 -4.76%
South East -17 4 £325 - 2
Surrey - 3 £325 -
Yorkshire -10 2 £375 +114.28%
Scotland -14 1 - - 1
Woking - 1 £280 -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - - 2
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
South Wales - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North Wales - - - -
North West - - - - 2
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 2
Middlesbrough - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Petersfield - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -

Java Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 53 (100.00%) Java
2 25 (47.17%) SQL
3 21 (39.62%) Oracle
4 20 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (37.74%) Spring
5 19 (35.85%) Relational Database
6 18 (33.96%) Banking
6 18 (33.96%) Web Services
7 16 (30.19%) OO
8 15 (28.30%) RDBMS
8 15 (28.30%) Finance
9 12 (22.64%) TDD
9 12 (22.64%) Hibernate
9 12 (22.64%) Data Modelling
9 12 (22.64%) UNIX
9 12 (22.64%) J2EE
10 10 (18.87%) PL/SQL
10 10 (18.87%) JavaScript
10 10 (18.87%) Derivative
10 10 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (16.98%) Computer Science
12 8 (15.09%) Oracle Database
12 8 (15.09%) HTML
12 8 (15.09%) Investment Banking
13 7 (13.21%) Software Engineering
13 7 (13.21%) XML
13 7 (13.21%) Degree
13 7 (13.21%) Maven
13 7 (13.21%) RESTful
14 6 (11.32%) Multithreading

Java Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (7.55%) WebLogic
1 4 (7.55%) JBoss
2 3 (5.66%) Apache
2 3 (5.66%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (3.77%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.77%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.89%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (1.89%) CMS
4 1 (1.89%) ColdFusion
4 1 (1.89%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.89%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.89%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) RMDS
1 1 (1.89%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) HTTP
2 1 (1.89%) Internet
2 1 (1.89%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (35.85%) Relational Database
2 15 (28.30%) RDBMS
3 8 (15.09%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.77%) Redis
5 2 (3.77%) OLAP
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.89%) MySQL
6 1 (1.89%) DB2
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.89%) Riak
6 1 (1.89%) MarkLogic
6 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Maven
2 6 (11.32%) Ant
2 6 (11.32%) Eclipse
3 5 (9.43%) Subversion
4 4 (7.55%) Jenkins
5 3 (5.66%) JUnit
5 3 (5.66%) JIRA
6 2 (3.77%) Artifactory
6 2 (3.77%) jMock
6 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.77%) ClearCase
6 2 (3.77%) Toad
6 2 (3.77%) ClearQuest
7 1 (1.89%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.89%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.89%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.89%) Redmine
7 1 (1.89%) Mockito
7 1 (1.89%) Hudson
General
1 18 (33.96%) Banking
2 15 (28.30%) Finance
3 8 (15.09%) Investment Banking
4 6 (11.32%) Front Office
5 5 (9.43%) Telecoms
6 4 (7.55%) Back Office
7 2 (3.77%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.89%) Games
8 1 (1.89%) Retail
8 1 (1.89%) Marketing
8 1 (1.89%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (37.74%) Spring
2 18 (33.96%) Web Services
3 12 (22.64%) Hibernate
3 12 (22.64%) J2EE
4 8 (15.09%) HTML
5 7 (13.21%) XML
5 7 (13.21%) RESTful
6 6 (11.32%) JSON
6 6 (11.32%) SOAP
7 5 (9.43%) JMS
7 5 (9.43%) Swing
7 5 (9.43%) J2SE
7 5 (9.43%) Struts
7 5 (9.43%) JDBC
7 5 (9.43%) REST
8 4 (7.55%) Spring MVC
8 4 (7.55%) jQuery
8 4 (7.55%) JSP
8 4 (7.55%) Servlets
8 4 (7.55%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Derivative
2 9 (16.98%) Computer Science
3 6 (11.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (9.43%) Mathematics
5 4 (7.55%) Open Source
5 4 (7.55%) Client/Server
6 3 (5.66%) Fixed Income
7 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.89%) Replication
8 1 (1.89%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.89%) Market Risk
8 1 (1.89%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.89%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.89%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (1.89%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.64%) UNIX
2 5 (9.43%) Linux
3 1 (1.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.19%) OO
3 12 (22.64%) TDD
3 12 (22.64%) Data Modelling
4 10 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (13.21%) Software Engineering
6 6 (11.32%) Multithreading
6 6 (11.32%) Scrum
7 5 (9.43%) MVC
7 5 (9.43%) UML
7 5 (9.43%) Low Latency
7 5 (9.43%) User Stories
8 4 (7.55%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (7.55%) OOD
8 4 (7.55%) SOA
9 3 (5.66%) Risk Management
9 3 (5.66%) E-Commerce
9 3 (5.66%) CRM
9 3 (5.66%) Electronic Trading
9 3 (5.66%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (100.00%) Java
2 25 (47.17%) SQL
3 10 (18.87%) PL/SQL
3 10 (18.87%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.66%) Python
4 3 (5.66%) C++
4 3 (5.66%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.77%) Scala
5 2 (3.77%) C
5 2 (3.77%) C#
5 2 (3.77%) Perl
5 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.89%) JCL
6 1 (1.89%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.89%) VBA
6 1 (1.89%) PHP
6 1 (1.89%) COBOL
6 1 (1.89%) Ruby
6 1 (1.89%) Korn
Qualifications
1 7 (13.21%) Degree
2 6 (11.32%) SC Cleared
2 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) OCPJP
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (3.77%) Sun Certification
3 2 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.89%) Graphite
1 1 (1.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (39.62%) Oracle
2 3 (5.66%) ION Trading
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.66%) Google
2 3 (5.66%) Sencha
3 2 (3.77%) Sybase
4 1 (1.89%) 29West