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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Programmer
Rank 579 553 508
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Java Programmer 17 36 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.068% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.073% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 30
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£525 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -10.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £305 £350
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -13.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £25.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -

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
50265 49246 43135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.49% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31360 30460 24749
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 £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1957 2018 2111
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 3 June 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 15 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 3 June 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 -24 17 £525 +44.82% 13
London +2 11 £525 - 7
City of London +17 10 £525 -16.00% 3
South West +5 2 £375 - 2
Yorkshire -18 2 £350 +14.94%
Somerset +7 1 - -
Sheffield -5 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 1 - -
North East -11 1 - -
South Yorkshire -12 1 - -
Tyne and Wear -13 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £375 -
Cheltenham - 1 £375 -
Leeds - 1 £350 -

Java Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 70 (100.00%) Java
2 42 (60.00%) SQL
3 36 (51.43%) RDBMS
3 36 (51.43%) Relational Database
4 29 (41.43%) Banking
5 25 (35.71%) UNIX
5 25 (35.71%) SDLC
6 23 (32.86%) Data Modelling
7 19 (27.14%) Computer Science
8 18 (25.71%) Spring
9 17 (24.29%) Derivative
9 17 (24.29%) Mathematics
9 17 (24.29%) Telecoms
10 16 (22.86%) Multithreading
11 14 (20.00%) Finance
12 13 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (17.14%) Hibernate
13 12 (17.14%) Oracle
14 10 (14.29%) RESTful
15 9 (12.86%) Front Office
15 9 (12.86%) OO
16 8 (11.43%) PL/SQL
16 8 (11.43%) Requirements Analysis
16 8 (11.43%) Investment Banking
16 8 (11.43%) Software Engineering
16 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
17 7 (10.00%) Electronic Trading
17 7 (10.00%) Web Services
18 6 (8.57%) Eclipse
18 6 (8.57%) XML

Java Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 (5.71%) JBoss
1 4 (5.71%) Tomcat
1 4 (5.71%) Mule
1 4 (5.71%) Mule ESB
2 3 (4.29%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (4.29%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.29%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.43%) Apache
3 1 (1.43%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (51.43%) RDBMS
1 36 (51.43%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.86%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.86%) Apache Hive
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.86%) Big Data
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.43%) OLAP
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Eclipse
2 3 (4.29%) JUnit
2 3 (4.29%) JIRA
2 3 (4.29%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.86%) Ant
3 2 (2.86%) Artifactory
3 2 (2.86%) ClearCase
3 2 (2.86%) Toad
3 2 (2.86%) ClearQuest
3 2 (2.86%) Subversion
3 2 (2.86%) Maven
General
1 29 (41.43%) Banking
2 17 (24.29%) Telecoms
3 14 (20.00%) Finance
4 9 (12.86%) Front Office
5 8 (11.43%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.43%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (25.71%) Spring
2 12 (17.14%) Hibernate
3 10 (14.29%) RESTful
4 7 (10.00%) Web Services
5 6 (8.57%) XML
5 6 (8.57%) Apache Camel
6 5 (7.14%) HTML
6 5 (7.14%) J2EE
6 5 (7.14%) JSF
7 4 (5.71%) Java SE
7 4 (5.71%) Swing
7 4 (5.71%) ICEfaces
7 4 (5.71%) Spring MVC
8 3 (4.29%) JPA
8 3 (4.29%) AngularJS
8 3 (4.29%) SOAP
8 3 (4.29%) Java EE
8 3 (4.29%) JSP
9 2 (2.86%) Servlets
9 2 (2.86%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 19 (27.14%) Computer Science
2 17 (24.29%) Derivative
2 17 (24.29%) Mathematics
3 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.57%) Equities
5 4 (5.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (5.71%) SWIFT
6 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.86%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (35.71%) UNIX
2 3 (4.29%) Linux
3 2 (2.86%) VME
3 2 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.71%) SDLC
2 23 (32.86%) Data Modelling
3 16 (22.86%) Multithreading
4 13 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (12.86%) OO
6 8 (11.43%) Software Engineering
6 8 (11.43%) Requirements Analysis
7 7 (10.00%) Electronic Trading
8 6 (8.57%) Risk Management
9 5 (7.14%) UML
10 4 (5.71%) MVC
10 4 (5.71%) Scrum
11 2 (2.86%) Low Latency
11 2 (2.86%) Functional Programming
11 2 (2.86%) Mentoring
11 2 (2.86%) Integration Testing
11 2 (2.86%) Test Scripting
11 2 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (2.86%) ITIL
11 2 (2.86%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 70 (100.00%) Java
2 42 (60.00%) SQL
3 8 (11.43%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.86%) COBOL
5 2 (2.86%) Scala
5 2 (2.86%) Clojure
5 2 (2.86%) ClojureScript
6 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.43%) Lua
6 1 (1.43%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (5.71%) Oracle Certification
2 3 (4.29%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.86%) OCP
3 2 (2.86%) OCA
3 2 (2.86%) Sun Certification
3 2 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.86%) OCPJP
3 2 (2.86%) Degree
3 2 (2.86%) OCAJ
3 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 12 (17.14%) Oracle
2 4 (5.71%) Sybase
3 3 (4.29%) IBM
4 2 (2.86%) Adobe
4 2 (2.86%) EnterpriseDB
5 1 (1.43%) hybris
5 1 (1.43%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft