The table below looks at the statistics for Java SE skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java SE over the 3 months to 11 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
Rank 593 588 578
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Contract jobs citing Java SE 28 64 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.40% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 44 38
Median daily rate £475 £420 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.09% -10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £360 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £420 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.09% +12.00%
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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15265 15805 15246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.80% 28.78% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10532 11005 10404
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 256 174
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.08 £15.58 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

Java SE
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Java SE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Java SE Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Java SE
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java SE within the UK.

Java SE Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Java SE
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java SE within the UK over the 3 months to 11 December 2016.

Java SE Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Java SE
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java SE within the UK.

Java SE Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Java SE
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 SE within the UK over the 3 months to 11 December 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 -6 28 £475 +13.09% 9
London +2 18 £463 -7.50% 8
North West +8 4 £475 -
City of London 0 3 £550 +10.00% 1
Cheshire +20 1 - -
South West +7 1 - -
Manchester +4 1 £375 -
South East +2 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £475 - 1
Midlands - 1 £500 -
Bolton - 1 £375 -
Reading - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £475 -
Swindon - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £475 -

Java SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Java SE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Java SE.

1 52 (100.00%) Java
2 42 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (57.69%) HTML
4 28 (53.85%) Java EE
5 26 (50.00%) Front End Development
6 23 (44.23%) HTML5
6 23 (44.23%) TDD
7 22 (42.31%) CSS
8 21 (40.38%) AngularJS
8 21 (40.38%) Microservices
9 20 (38.46%) RESTful
10 18 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (34.62%) PostgreSQL
11 17 (32.69%) Spring
11 17 (32.69%) Maven
11 17 (32.69%) Git (software)
12 16 (30.77%) Mentoring
13 15 (28.85%) Web Services
14 13 (25.00%) JavaScript
14 13 (25.00%) Software Architecture
14 13 (25.00%) CQRS
15 12 (23.08%) REST
15 12 (23.08%) JUnit
15 12 (23.08%) Linux
15 12 (23.08%) jQuery
16 10 (19.23%) Web Development
16 10 (19.23%) J2EE
16 10 (19.23%) Mockito
17 9 (17.31%) Unix
17 9 (17.31%) JSON

Java SE
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 6 (11.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 5 (9.62%) Tomcat
3 4 (7.69%) Apache Solr
3 4 (7.69%) Apache Spark
4 2 (3.85%) Apache
4 2 (3.85%) JBoss
4 2 (3.85%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.92%) CMS
5 1 (1.92%) Jetty
5 1 (1.92%) Mule
5 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.92%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) PaaS
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.92%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (34.62%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (11.54%) Jackrabbit
3 4 (7.69%) Big Data
3 4 (7.69%) Hadoop
3 4 (7.69%) HBase
3 4 (7.69%) Impala
4 3 (5.77%) MySQL
5 2 (3.85%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (32.69%) Git (software)
1 17 (32.69%) Maven
2 12 (23.08%) JUnit
3 10 (19.23%) Mockito
4 8 (15.38%) Jenkins
4 8 (15.38%) JIRA
4 8 (15.38%) Subversion
5 5 (9.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (9.62%) TeamCity
6 4 (7.69%) Gradle
6 4 (7.69%) Selenium
7 2 (3.85%) Ant
7 2 (3.85%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.92%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.92%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.92%) JBehave
8 1 (1.92%) JMeter
8 1 (1.92%) Robolectric
8 1 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.92%) Toad
General
1 8 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Legal
3 2 (3.85%) Games
4 1 (1.92%) Automotive
4 1 (1.92%) Finnish Language
4 1 (1.92%) Front Office
4 1 (1.92%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (88.46%) Developer
2 37 (71.15%) Java Developer
3 21 (40.38%) Senior Developer
4 20 (38.46%) Senior Java Developer
5 16 (30.77%) Agile Developer
5 16 (30.77%) Agile Java Developer
6 13 (25.00%) Senior Agile Developer
6 13 (25.00%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 4 (7.69%) Apache Spark Developer
7 4 (7.69%) Development Manager
7 4 (7.69%) Hadoop Developer
7 4 (7.69%) Java Development Manager
7 4 (7.69%) Java Hadoop Developer
7 4 (7.69%) Java Scala Developer
7 4 (7.69%) Scala Developer
7 4 (7.69%) UI Developer
7 4 (7.69%) Web Development Manager
7 4 (7.69%) Web Manager
8 3 (5.77%) Angular Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Java Swing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (57.69%) HTML
2 28 (53.85%) Java EE
3 23 (44.23%) HTML5
4 22 (42.31%) CSS
5 21 (40.38%) AngularJS
6 20 (38.46%) RESTful
7 17 (32.69%) Spring
8 15 (28.85%) Web Services
9 12 (23.08%) jQuery
9 12 (23.08%) REST
10 10 (19.23%) J2EE
11 9 (17.31%) JSON
12 8 (15.38%) JSP
12 8 (15.38%) Servlets
13 7 (13.46%) SOAP
13 7 (13.46%) XML
14 6 (11.54%) Apache Felix
14 6 (11.54%) Apache Sling
14 6 (11.54%) JDBC
15 5 (9.62%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) User Experience
2 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.92%) Derivative
3 1 (1.92%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (1.92%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.08%) Linux
2 9 (17.31%) Unix
3 3 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.85%) Android
5 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (50.00%) Front End Development
3 23 (44.23%) TDD
4 21 (40.38%) Microservices
5 18 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (30.77%) Mentoring
7 13 (25.00%) CQRS
7 13 (25.00%) Software Architecture
8 10 (19.23%) Web Development
9 8 (15.38%) DevOps
10 7 (13.46%) Scrum
11 6 (11.54%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (11.54%) MVC
11 6 (11.54%) SEO
12 5 (9.62%) Integration Testing
12 5 (9.62%) Unit Testing
13 4 (7.69%) Automated Testing
13 4 (7.69%) Kanban
13 4 (7.69%) Release Management
13 4 (7.69%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (100.00%) Java
2 13 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (11.54%) SQL
4 5 (9.62%) Scala
5 4 (7.69%) Ruby
6 3 (5.77%) Go
6 3 (5.77%) Perl
6 3 (5.77%) PHP
6 3 (5.77%) Python
7 2 (3.85%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.92%) C++
8 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) BC Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (13.46%) Docker
2 3 (5.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) Kubernetes
2 4 (7.69%) Oozie
3 1 (1.92%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (1.92%) MOM
Vendors
1 3 (5.77%) Red Hat
2 2 (3.85%) Google
2 2 (3.85%) IBM
3 1 (1.92%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.92%) MuleSoft
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle