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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Programmer
Rank 620 635 583
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Java Programmer 40 39 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.068% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.072% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 30 17
Median daily rate £410 £525 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.90% +75.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £464 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £552 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £288
% change year-on-year
- +39.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
51171 54063 51068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.76% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33246 34265 30949
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 2016 2062
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.58 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 27 July 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 19 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 27 July 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 -15 38 £430 -18.09% 12
London -11 15 £500 -4.76% 5
Buckinghamshire +19 9 - -
South East +7 9 - - 2
North West - 8 £400 -
East of England +24 5 - - 3
Suffolk +5 5 - -
Ipswich -1 5 - -
Manchester - 5 £400 -
Buckingham - 4 - -
Milton Keynes +14 3 - -
Chester - 3 £400 -
Cheshire - 3 £400 -
City of London +27 2 - - 3
Edinburgh - 2 £400 -
Scotland - 2 £400 - 1
Yorkshire -4 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -

Java Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 78 (100.00%) Java
2 29 (37.18%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (26.92%) Finance
4 20 (25.64%) JavaScript
5 17 (21.79%) Banking
6 16 (20.51%) TDD
6 16 (20.51%) HTML
6 16 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (19.23%) SQL
7 15 (19.23%) Spring
8 13 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 13 (16.67%) CSS
8 13 (16.67%) Hadoop
9 12 (15.38%) NoSQL
9 12 (15.38%) J2EE
9 12 (15.38%) Scrum
10 11 (14.10%) Unix
10 11 (14.10%) Python
10 11 (14.10%) MongoDB
10 11 (14.10%) Apache Spark
11 10 (12.82%) BDD
11 10 (12.82%) Unit Testing
11 10 (12.82%) Linux
11 10 (12.82%) Oracle
11 10 (12.82%) Web Services
11 10 (12.82%) XML
12 9 (11.54%) ETL
13 8 (10.26%) Jenkins
13 8 (10.26%) E-Commerce
13 8 (10.26%) JSP

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 11 (14.10%) Apache Spark
2 7 (8.97%) Apache
2 7 (8.97%) WebSphere
3 6 (7.69%) Apache Pig
4 4 (5.13%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.56%) JBoss
5 2 (2.56%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.28%) Apache TomEE
6 1 (1.28%) CMS
6 1 (1.28%) Confluence
6 1 (1.28%) IIS
6 1 (1.28%) Jetty
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 12 (15.38%) NoSQL
3 11 (14.10%) MongoDB
4 8 (10.26%) SQL Server
5 7 (8.97%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (8.97%) Big Data
6 6 (7.69%) Apache Hive
6 6 (7.69%) HBase
6 6 (7.69%) Impala
6 6 (7.69%) Relational Database
6 6 (7.69%) Sqoop
7 5 (6.41%) PowerCenter
8 3 (3.85%) DB2
9 2 (2.56%) MySQL
9 2 (2.56%) RDBMS
10 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (1.28%) KDB
10 1 (1.28%) OLAP
10 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (10.26%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.41%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.41%) JUnit
2 5 (6.41%) Maven
2 5 (6.41%) Selenium
3 4 (5.13%) Ant
3 4 (5.13%) Hudson
4 3 (3.85%) Bower
4 3 (3.85%) CruiseControl
4 3 (3.85%) EasyMock
4 3 (3.85%) Eclipse
4 3 (3.85%) Mockito
4 3 (3.85%) Subversion
5 2 (2.56%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.56%) Gradle
5 2 (2.56%) JMeter
6 1 (1.28%) JIRA
6 1 (1.28%) jMock
6 1 (1.28%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.28%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (26.92%) Finance
2 17 (21.79%) Banking
3 5 (6.41%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.13%) Front Office
5 3 (3.85%) Back Office
6 1 (1.28%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.28%) Danish Language
6 1 (1.28%) Military
6 1 (1.28%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.51%) HTML
2 15 (19.23%) Spring
3 13 (16.67%) CSS
4 12 (15.38%) J2EE
5 10 (12.82%) Web Services
5 10 (12.82%) XML
6 8 (10.26%) Hibernate
6 8 (10.26%) JSP
7 6 (7.69%) AngularJS
7 6 (7.69%) Spark Streaming
8 5 (6.41%) Apache Camel
8 5 (6.41%) Java EE
8 5 (6.41%) JMS
8 5 (6.41%) jQuery
8 5 (6.41%) Node.js
9 4 (5.13%) HTML5
9 4 (5.13%) Sass
10 3 (3.85%) RESTful
10 3 (3.85%) Servlets
10 3 (3.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.41%) Telematics
3 4 (5.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.85%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.56%) User Experience
6 1 (1.28%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.28%) Equities
6 1 (1.28%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.28%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.28%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.28%) VSAM
6 1 (1.28%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.10%) Unix
2 10 (12.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (37.18%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (20.51%) TDD
3 13 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 12 (15.38%) Scrum
5 10 (12.82%) BDD
5 10 (12.82%) Unit Testing
6 9 (11.54%) ETL
7 8 (10.26%) E-Commerce
8 7 (8.97%) Data Architecture
8 7 (8.97%) Kanban
8 7 (8.97%) OO
9 6 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (7.69%) MapReduce
9 6 (7.69%) MVC
10 5 (6.41%) Front End Development
10 5 (6.41%) Low Latency
10 5 (6.41%) Performance Management
10 5 (6.41%) SDLC
11 4 (5.13%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 78 (100.00%) Java
2 20 (25.64%) JavaScript
3 15 (19.23%) SQL
4 11 (14.10%) Python
5 8 (10.26%) Perl
6 6 (7.69%) Scala
7 4 (5.13%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.85%) C#
8 3 (3.85%) CoffeeScript
9 2 (2.56%) C++
9 2 (2.56%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.56%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.28%) CFML
10 1 (1.28%) Groovy
10 1 (1.28%) PHP
10 1 (1.28%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (1.28%) ISEB
2 1 (1.28%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.69%) Apache Flume
1 6 (7.69%) HDFS
2 1 (1.28%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 6 (7.69%) Hadoop YARN
2 5 (6.41%) Control-M
3 1 (1.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (12.82%) Oracle
2 6 (7.69%) Cloudera
3 5 (6.41%) Hortonworks
3 5 (6.41%) IBM
3 5 (6.41%) WSO2
4 3 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.85%) Sybase
4 3 (3.85%) VMware
5 2 (2.56%) Murex
5 2 (2.56%) Sun
5 2 (2.56%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.28%) Adobe
6 1 (1.28%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.28%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.28%) Rally