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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
UK
Rank 588 566 574
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +8
Contract jobs citing Java SE 20 62 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.12% 0.070%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.14% 0.42% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 40 30
Median daily rate £475 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £300 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £473 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -3.03%
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
14168 14836 14077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.20% 28.53% 26.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9872 10211 9296
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 245 191
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.04 £21.15 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

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 24 February 2017.

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 17 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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +1 20 £475 +19.12% 14
London +10 9 £550 +83.33% 12
South East +10 4 £325 -22.15% 2
East of England +3 3 £200 -55.55%
City of London -2 3 £550 +10.00% 4
Hampshire - 3 - - 1
Farnborough - 3 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £200 -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
South West +13 1 £425 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £325 -
Bristol - 1 £425 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £325 -

Java SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 42 (91.30%) Java
2 34 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (52.17%) HTML
4 21 (45.65%) TDD
5 20 (43.48%) Java EE
6 19 (41.30%) Spring
6 19 (41.30%) RESTful
6 19 (41.30%) Front End Development
7 16 (34.78%) CSS
8 15 (32.61%) HTML5
9 14 (30.43%) Microservices
10 13 (28.26%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (28.26%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (28.26%) Maven
10 13 (28.26%) Web Services
10 13 (28.26%) Linux
11 12 (26.09%) J2EE
11 12 (26.09%) Mockito
11 12 (26.09%) REST
11 12 (26.09%) Git (software)
12 11 (23.91%) AngularJS
13 10 (21.74%) Mentoring
13 10 (21.74%) JUnit
13 10 (21.74%) JavaScript
13 10 (21.74%) Unix
13 10 (21.74%) Scrum
14 9 (19.57%) Hibernate
14 9 (19.57%) Finance
14 9 (19.57%) JSON
14 9 (19.57%) XML

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 7 (15.22%) Tomcat
2 5 (10.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (8.70%) WebLogic
4 3 (6.52%) Apache
4 3 (6.52%) IBM Notes
4 3 (6.52%) WebSphere
5 2 (4.35%) JBoss
6 1 (2.17%) Apache Solr
6 1 (2.17%) Apache Spark
6 1 (2.17%) CMS
6 1 (2.17%) Jetty
6 1 (2.17%) Mule
6 1 (2.17%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Murex MxG2000
2 1 (2.17%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) PaaS
2 2 (4.35%) GitHub
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) Kerberos
1 3 (6.52%) LAN
1 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
1 3 (6.52%) Unified Communications
1 3 (6.52%) WAN
2 2 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.26%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (10.87%) Jackrabbit
2 5 (10.87%) RDBMS
2 5 (10.87%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.70%) Oracle Database
4 3 (6.52%) MySQL
5 2 (4.35%) KDB
6 1 (2.17%) Big Data
6 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.17%) HBase
6 1 (2.17%) Impala
6 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (28.26%) Maven
2 12 (26.09%) Git (software)
2 12 (26.09%) Mockito
3 10 (21.74%) JUnit
4 7 (15.22%) Jenkins
4 7 (15.22%) JIRA
5 6 (13.04%) Subversion
6 4 (8.70%) Cucumber
6 4 (8.70%) TeamCity
7 3 (6.52%) Selenium
8 2 (4.35%) Ant
8 2 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (4.35%) Eclipse
9 1 (2.17%) Artifactory
9 1 (2.17%) git-flow
9 1 (2.17%) Gradle
9 1 (2.17%) JBehave
9 1 (2.17%) JMeter
9 1 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (2.17%) Toad
General
1 9 (19.57%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Front Office
3 2 (4.35%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Finnish Language
4 1 (2.17%) Games
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (80.43%) Developer
2 30 (65.22%) Java Developer
3 16 (34.78%) Senior Developer
4 15 (32.61%) Senior Java Developer
5 10 (21.74%) Agile Developer
5 10 (21.74%) Agile Java Developer
6 8 (17.39%) Senior Agile Developer
6 8 (17.39%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 4 (8.70%) UI Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Development Manager
8 3 (6.52%) Java Development Manager
8 3 (6.52%) Java Swing Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Support Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Technical Support
8 3 (6.52%) Technical Support Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Web Development Manager
8 3 (6.52%) Web Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (52.17%) HTML
2 20 (43.48%) Java EE
3 19 (41.30%) RESTful
3 19 (41.30%) Spring
4 16 (34.78%) CSS
5 15 (32.61%) HTML5
6 13 (28.26%) Web Services
7 12 (26.09%) J2EE
7 12 (26.09%) REST
8 11 (23.91%) AngularJS
9 9 (19.57%) Hibernate
9 9 (19.57%) jQuery
9 9 (19.57%) JSON
9 9 (19.57%) JSP
9 9 (19.57%) XML
10 7 (15.22%) Ajax
11 6 (13.04%) JMS
11 6 (13.04%) Servlets
11 6 (13.04%) Spring Integration
12 5 (10.87%) Apache Sling
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
1 3 (6.52%) Derivative
1 3 (6.52%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (6.52%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.17%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.17%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (2.17%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.26%) Linux
2 10 (21.74%) Unix
3 3 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.17%) Android
4 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (45.65%) TDD
3 19 (41.30%) Front End Development
4 14 (30.43%) Microservices
5 13 (28.26%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (21.74%) Mentoring
6 10 (21.74%) Scrum
7 8 (17.39%) CQRS
7 8 (17.39%) DevOps
7 8 (17.39%) Software Architecture
7 8 (17.39%) Web Development
8 7 (15.22%) Integration Testing
9 6 (13.04%) BDD
10 5 (10.87%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (10.87%) MVC
10 5 (10.87%) SEO
11 4 (8.70%) Business Transformation
11 4 (8.70%) Kanban
11 4 (8.70%) Unit Testing
12 3 (6.52%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (91.30%) Java
2 10 (21.74%) JavaScript
3 7 (15.22%) SQL
4 5 (10.87%) Ruby
5 4 (8.70%) C#
5 4 (8.70%) Python
5 4 (8.70%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.52%) C++
6 3 (6.52%) Go
6 3 (6.52%) Perl
6 3 (6.52%) Scala
7 2 (4.35%) PHP
7 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (13.04%) Active Directory
1 6 (13.04%) Docker
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (6.52%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (2.17%) MOM
2 1 (2.17%) Oozie
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Oracle
2 3 (6.52%) Lotus
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) Red Hat
2 3 (6.52%) VMware
3 2 (4.35%) Adobe
3 2 (4.35%) Bloomberg
3 2 (4.35%) Google
3 2 (4.35%) IBM
3 2 (4.35%) Murex
3 2 (4.35%) Reuters
3 2 (4.35%) Sybase
4 1 (2.17%) MuleSoft
4 1 (2.17%) NetApp