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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
Rank 631 617 605
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -12
Contract jobs citing Java SE 26 44 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.077% 0.065%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.16% 0.27% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 33 18
Median daily rate £475 £430 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% -12.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £590 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £338
% change year-on-year
- +25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £58.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +95.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £58.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +95.00%

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
16462 16144 15521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.76% 28.22% 27.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11405 11120 10101
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 302 174
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.44 £17.20 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £71.00
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 27 September 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 15 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 27 September 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 +25 26 £475 -5.00% 20
London -4 18 £513 +2.50% 12
East Midlands - 3 £425 - 1
Nottingham - 3 £425 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 £425 - 1
City of London +11 2 £525 +5.00% 5
Birmingham - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
South East +10 1 - - 3
Yorkshire - 1 £475 -
Midlands - 1 £500 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £475 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £475 -

Java SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 65 (100.00%) Java
2 53 (81.54%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (61.54%) Java EE
4 35 (53.85%) HTML
5 32 (49.23%) CSS
6 30 (46.15%) HTML5
7 29 (44.62%) AngularJS
8 28 (43.08%) Front End Development
9 26 (40.00%) Microservices
10 25 (38.46%) PostgreSQL
11 24 (36.92%) RESTful
12 23 (35.38%) Mentoring
13 19 (29.23%) TDD
14 17 (26.15%) Spring
15 15 (23.08%) Git (software)
15 15 (23.08%) Software Architecture
16 14 (21.54%) CQRS
16 14 (21.54%) Maven
16 14 (21.54%) JavaScript
17 13 (20.00%) Linux
17 13 (20.00%) Finance
18 12 (18.46%) Unix
18 12 (18.46%) Web Services
18 12 (18.46%) XML
18 12 (18.46%) OO
18 12 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
18 12 (18.46%) REST
19 10 (15.38%) Android
19 10 (15.38%) Android Development
19 10 (15.38%) Multithreading

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 3 (4.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 3 (4.62%) Apache Solr
1 3 (4.62%) Apache Spark
1 3 (4.62%) Tomcat
1 3 (4.62%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.08%) Mule
3 1 (1.54%) JBoss
3 1 (1.54%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (1.54%) Murex MxG2000
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) HTTP
1 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (38.46%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (6.15%) Big Data
3 3 (4.62%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.62%) HBase
3 3 (4.62%) Impala
3 3 (4.62%) Jackrabbit
3 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.08%) MySQL
5 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 14 (21.54%) Maven
3 10 (15.38%) JUnit
4 8 (12.31%) Mockito
5 6 (9.23%) TeamCity
6 5 (7.69%) Jenkins
6 5 (7.69%) JIRA
6 5 (7.69%) Selenium
6 5 (7.69%) Subversion
7 3 (4.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (4.62%) Gradle
8 1 (1.54%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.54%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.54%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.54%) JBehave
8 1 (1.54%) NetBeans
8 1 (1.54%) Robolectric
General
1 13 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Legal
3 2 (3.08%) Banking
3 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.54%) Automotive
4 1 (1.54%) Back Office
4 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.54%) Front Office
4 1 (1.54%) Games
4 1 (1.54%) Law
4 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.54%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (83.08%) Developer
2 42 (64.62%) Java Developer
3 20 (30.77%) Senior Developer
4 19 (29.23%) Senior Java Developer
5 11 (16.92%) Agile Developer
5 11 (16.92%) Agile Java Developer
6 10 (15.38%) Android Developer
6 10 (15.38%) Senior Agile Developer
6 10 (15.38%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 4 (6.15%) Development Manager
7 4 (6.15%) Java Development Manager
7 4 (6.15%) Lead Developer
7 4 (6.15%) Technical Leader
7 4 (6.15%) Web Development Manager
7 4 (6.15%) Web Manager
8 3 (4.62%) Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Hadoop Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Java Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Lead Java Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (61.54%) Java EE
2 35 (53.85%) HTML
3 32 (49.23%) CSS
4 30 (46.15%) HTML5
5 29 (44.62%) AngularJS
6 24 (36.92%) RESTful
7 17 (26.15%) Spring
8 12 (18.46%) REST
8 12 (18.46%) Web Services
8 12 (18.46%) XML
9 10 (15.38%) J2EE
10 9 (13.85%) jQuery
11 8 (12.31%) JDBC
12 7 (10.77%) SOAP
13 6 (9.23%) JSP
13 6 (9.23%) Servlets
14 5 (7.69%) Dojo
14 5 (7.69%) JSON
14 5 (7.69%) Spring MVC
15 4 (6.15%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) User Experience
2 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.54%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.54%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.54%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.54%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.00%) Linux
2 12 (18.46%) Unix
3 10 (15.38%) Android
4 3 (4.62%) Windows
5 2 (3.08%) AIX
6 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (81.54%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (43.08%) Front End Development
3 26 (40.00%) Microservices
4 23 (35.38%) Mentoring
5 19 (29.23%) TDD
6 15 (23.08%) Software Architecture
7 14 (21.54%) CQRS
8 12 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (18.46%) OO
9 10 (15.38%) Android Development
9 10 (15.38%) Multithreading
10 8 (12.31%) MVC
10 8 (12.31%) Web Development
11 7 (10.77%) Technical Architecture
12 6 (9.23%) AOP
12 6 (9.23%) Integration Testing
12 6 (9.23%) Release Management
13 5 (7.69%) Automated Testing
13 5 (7.69%) Unit Testing
14 4 (6.15%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 65 (100.00%) Java
2 14 (21.54%) JavaScript
3 7 (10.77%) SQL
4 4 (6.15%) Scala
5 2 (3.08%) C++
5 2 (3.08%) PHP
6 1 (1.54%) C
6 1 (1.54%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.15%) Degree
3 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.08%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) QA
1 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) Oozie
2 2 (3.08%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (7.69%) Oracle
2 3 (4.62%) IBM
3 1 (1.54%) Adobe
3 1 (1.54%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.54%) BEA
3 1 (1.54%) Bloomberg
3 1 (1.54%) MuleSoft
3 1 (1.54%) Murex
3 1 (1.54%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.54%) Reuters
3 1 (1.54%) Sybase
3 1 (1.54%) TIBCO