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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Programmer
Rank 588 546 549
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Java Programmer 14 37 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.069% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.075% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 27
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£500 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.87% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £348 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £603 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-14.48% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -

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
52060 49526 53775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.09% 92.75% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31607 29426 30210
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2009 2143 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -38 13 £500 +29.87% 18
London -20 10 £550 +30.17% 13
City of London +17 6 £625 - 4
South East -9 2 £310 - 1
Wales - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
West Lothian - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
Clapham - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Banbury - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Braintree - - - -
Bridgwater - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Chelmsford - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Crawley - - - -

Java Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 49 (100.00%) Java
2 33 (67.35%) Spring
3 30 (61.22%) Finance
4 23 (46.94%) Oracle
5 22 (44.90%) Hibernate
6 17 (34.69%) SQL
7 15 (30.61%) HTML
8 14 (28.57%) JavaScript
9 13 (26.53%) J2EE
9 13 (26.53%) Web Services
9 13 (26.53%) UML
9 13 (26.53%) TDD
9 13 (26.53%) WebSphere
10 12 (24.49%) XML
10 12 (24.49%) SQL Server
10 12 (24.49%) Scala
11 11 (22.45%) Relational Database
12 10 (20.41%) Ajax
12 10 (20.41%) jQuery
12 10 (20.41%) WebLogic
12 10 (20.41%) CSS
12 10 (20.41%) JBoss
13 9 (18.37%) OOP
13 9 (18.37%) JDBC
13 9 (18.37%) Derivative
13 9 (18.37%) JSF
13 9 (18.37%) Scrum
13 9 (18.37%) Front Office
13 9 (18.37%) Oracle Database
13 9 (18.37%) HTML5

Java Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 13 (26.53%) WebSphere
2 10 (20.41%) WebLogic
3 7 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 7 (14.29%) MQSeries
3 7 (14.29%) Escenic
3 7 (14.29%) Adobe CQ
3 7 (14.29%) CMS
4 6 (12.24%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (4.08%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (2.04%) Apache
6 1 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) SAP PM
1 2 (4.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) HTTP
2 1 (2.04%) Internet
2 1 (2.04%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.49%) SQL Server
2 11 (22.45%) Relational Database
3 9 (18.37%) Oracle Database
4 8 (16.33%) MySQL
5 7 (14.29%) Hadoop
5 7 (14.29%) Big Data
6 6 (12.24%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (10.20%) RDBMS
8 3 (6.12%) MongoDB
8 3 (6.12%) Neo4j
9 2 (4.08%) NoSQL
10 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 6 (12.24%) Maven
3 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.04%) Subversion
3 1 (2.04%) Ant
General
1 30 (61.22%) Finance
2 9 (18.37%) Front Office
3 7 (14.29%) Back Office
3 7 (14.29%) Banking
4 6 (12.24%) Investment Banking
5 4 (8.16%) Manufacturing
6 3 (6.12%) Financial Institution
7 1 (2.04%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (67.35%) Spring
2 22 (44.90%) Hibernate
3 15 (30.61%) HTML
4 13 (26.53%) J2EE
4 13 (26.53%) Web Services
5 12 (24.49%) XML
6 10 (20.41%) CSS
6 10 (20.41%) Ajax
6 10 (20.41%) jQuery
7 9 (18.37%) HTML5
7 9 (18.37%) JSF
7 9 (18.37%) JDBC
8 8 (16.33%) JMS
8 8 (16.33%) CSS3
9 7 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
9 7 (14.29%) Java RMI
9 7 (14.29%) LAMP
9 7 (14.29%) Struts
9 7 (14.29%) EJB
9 7 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Derivative
2 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.04%) GIS
3 1 (2.04%) Web 2.0
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.04%) Learning Management System
3 1 (2.04%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.04%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.12%) UNIX
1 3 (6.12%) Linux
1 3 (6.12%) Mac OS X
2 2 (4.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) UML
1 13 (26.53%) TDD
2 9 (18.37%) Scrum
2 9 (18.37%) OOP
3 8 (16.33%) OOD
3 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (14.29%) Multithreading
4 7 (14.29%) BDD
4 7 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
4 7 (14.29%) RUP
5 6 (12.24%) Dependency Injection
5 6 (12.24%) Low Latency
5 6 (12.24%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (10.20%) Integration Testing
7 4 (8.16%) Unit Testing
7 4 (8.16%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.16%) MVC
8 3 (6.12%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (100.00%) Java
2 17 (34.69%) SQL
3 14 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 12 (24.49%) Scala
5 8 (16.33%) C#
6 7 (14.29%) PL/SQL
7 6 (12.24%) Bash Shell
7 6 (12.24%) Shell Script
8 2 (4.08%) Groovy
8 2 (4.08%) Python
9 1 (2.04%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) Degree
2 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.08%) OCAJ
4 2 (4.08%) OCP
4 2 (4.08%) OCA
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 23 (46.94%) Oracle
2 10 (20.41%) JBoss
3 2 (4.08%) Twitter
3 2 (4.08%) SAP
4 1 (2.04%) Sybase
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