The table below looks at the statistics for Java SE skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java SE over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
Rank 615 598 566
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -32
Contract jobs citing Java SE 49 49 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.086% 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.32% 0.32% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 27 42
Average daily rate £358 £430 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.86% +12.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £340 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £510 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £425 £386
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +10.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
15410 15204 14820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.57% 26.80% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10764 9851 9713
Average daily rate £413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 204 205
Average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

Java SE
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java SE within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 May 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 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java SE within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +7 39 £350 -22.22% 7
London -7 25 £300 -35.13% 3
Wales -1 7 £473 +9.88%
South Wales -11 7 £473 +9.88%
North East -25 7 £310 -
Tyne and Wear -28 7 £310 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -33 7 £310 -
Cardiff - 7 £473 -
South East -9 6 £400 +44.14% 2
City of London +45 4 £369 -18.05% 1
Croydon - 4 - -
Surrey - 4 £400 -
Guildford - 3 £400 -
Buckinghamshire +10 2 £358 +28.82%
Milton Keynes +6 2 £358 +28.82%
East Midlands +4 1 £338 -0.73%
Scotland -20 1 - -
Stirling - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 £338 -
Leicestershire - 1 £338 -

Java SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Java SE also 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 that cited Java SE.

1 105 (99.06%) Java
2 66 (62.26%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (56.60%) Java EE
4 59 (55.66%) XML
5 56 (52.83%) Web Services
6 54 (50.94%) HTML
7 50 (47.17%) Oracle
7 50 (47.17%) Finance
8 47 (44.34%) SQL
8 47 (44.34%) JavaScript
9 44 (41.51%) SOAP
10 43 (40.57%) CSS
11 38 (35.85%) Maven
12 33 (31.13%) Spring
12 33 (31.13%) SQL Server
12 33 (31.13%) Unix
13 29 (27.36%) JMS
13 29 (27.36%) Eclipse
14 28 (26.42%) Ant
14 28 (26.42%) TDD
14 28 (26.42%) AngularJS
15 27 (25.47%) Mentoring
15 27 (25.47%) Subversion
15 27 (25.47%) JPA
16 25 (23.58%) Git (software)
17 24 (22.64%) JSF
17 24 (22.64%) PL/SQL
18 23 (21.70%) WebLogic
18 23 (21.70%) HTML5
18 23 (21.70%) Relational Database

Java SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Java SE also 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 that cited Java SE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (21.70%) WebLogic
2 22 (20.75%) JBoss
3 18 (16.98%) Tomcat
4 16 (15.09%) WebSphere
5 10 (9.43%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (7.55%) Apache
6 8 (7.55%) Confluence
7 7 (6.60%) FileNet
7 7 (6.60%) GeoServer
7 7 (6.60%) IIS
7 7 (6.60%) LiveCycle
8 4 (3.77%) Apache TomEE
8 4 (3.77%) GlassFish
8 4 (3.77%) Jetty
8 4 (3.77%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.94%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.94%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.94%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (6.60%) Gliffy
1 7 (6.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (9.43%) OpenText Process Suite
2 2 (1.89%) BigMachines
2 2 (1.89%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.94%) Murex MxG2000
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.77%) GitHub
2 3 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.66%) HTTP
2 4 (3.77%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.89%) Internet
3 2 (1.89%) SSL
4 1 (0.94%) FTP
4 1 (0.94%) LDAP
4 1 (0.94%) Modbus
4 1 (0.94%) Network Security
4 1 (0.94%) RS-232
4 1 (0.94%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (31.13%) SQL Server
2 23 (21.70%) Relational Database
3 17 (16.04%) RDBMS
4 14 (13.21%) Oracle Database
5 13 (12.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 13 (12.26%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (7.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (7.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (6.60%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (3.77%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.89%) MySQL
9 2 (1.89%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.94%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 38 (35.85%) Maven
2 29 (27.36%) Eclipse
3 28 (26.42%) Ant
4 27 (25.47%) Subversion
5 25 (23.58%) Git (software)
6 17 (16.04%) JIRA
7 16 (15.09%) JUnit
7 16 (15.09%) Toad
8 15 (14.15%) Selenium
9 9 (8.49%) Visual Studio
10 7 (6.60%) DbUnit
10 7 (6.60%) Hudson
10 7 (6.60%) Spock
11 6 (5.66%) Cucumber
11 6 (5.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (4.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (4.72%) Jenkins
13 4 (3.77%) GitLab
13 4 (3.77%) JMeter
13 4 (3.77%) SoapUI
General
1 50 (47.17%) Finance
2 17 (16.04%) Manufacturing
3 8 (7.55%) Banking
4 5 (4.72%) Front Office
5 4 (3.77%) Aerospace
5 4 (3.77%) Legal
5 4 (3.77%) Marketing
6 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.89%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.89%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.89%) Law
8 1 (0.94%) Back Office
8 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 94 (88.68%) Developer
2 89 (83.96%) Java Developer
3 15 (14.15%) SC Cleared Java Developer
3 15 (14.15%) SQL Developer
4 14 (13.21%) Java Programmer
4 14 (13.21%) Programmer
5 13 (12.26%) Senior Developer
5 13 (12.26%) Senior Java Developer
6 11 (10.38%) XML Developer
7 8 (7.55%) Technical Leader
8 6 (5.66%) Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) Analyst Developer
8 6 (5.66%) SQL Programmer
9 5 (4.72%) Analyst Programmer
9 5 (4.72%) Java Analyst Developer
9 5 (4.72%) Java Analyst Programmer
9 5 (4.72%) PL/SQL Developer
9 5 (4.72%) SQL Analyst
9 5 (4.72%) XML Analyst
9 5 (4.72%) XML Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (56.60%) Java EE
2 59 (55.66%) XML
3 56 (52.83%) Web Services
4 54 (50.94%) HTML
5 44 (41.51%) SOAP
6 43 (40.57%) CSS
7 33 (31.13%) Spring
8 29 (27.36%) JMS
9 28 (26.42%) AngularJS
10 27 (25.47%) JPA
11 24 (22.64%) JSF
12 23 (21.70%) HTML5
13 21 (19.81%) EJB
14 20 (18.87%) Hibernate
14 20 (18.87%) REST
15 17 (16.04%) J2EE
15 17 (16.04%) Java EE 5
15 17 (16.04%) JRules
16 15 (14.15%) jQuery
17 12 (11.32%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.81%) Mobile App
2 11 (10.38%) Replication
3 8 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.66%) User Experience
5 4 (3.77%) Clustering
5 4 (3.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (3.77%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (2.83%) Equities
7 2 (1.89%) iPad
7 2 (1.89%) RIA
8 1 (0.94%) Chemistry
8 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.94%) Derivative
8 1 (0.94%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.94%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.94%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 33 (31.13%) Unix
2 19 (17.92%) Linux
3 8 (7.55%) Windows
4 4 (3.77%) Solaris
5 2 (1.89%) AIX
5 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (62.26%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (26.42%) TDD
3 27 (25.47%) Mentoring
4 20 (18.87%) Scrum
5 18 (16.98%) Integration Testing
6 17 (16.04%) SDLC
6 17 (16.04%) Test Scripting
6 17 (16.04%) UML
7 16 (15.09%) MVC
8 13 (12.26%) Continuous Delivery
9 12 (11.32%) Front End Development
9 12 (11.32%) Microservices
9 12 (11.32%) Software Architecture
9 12 (11.32%) Waterfall
10 11 (10.38%) Technical Architecture
11 10 (9.43%) Concurrent Programming
11 10 (9.43%) Multithreading
11 10 (9.43%) Process Management
11 10 (9.43%) Validation
11 10 (9.43%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 105 (99.06%) Java
2 47 (44.34%) JavaScript
2 47 (44.34%) SQL
3 24 (22.64%) PL/SQL
4 14 (13.21%) Python
5 13 (12.26%) T-SQL
6 12 (11.32%) Shell Script
7 10 (9.43%) Jython
7 10 (9.43%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 5 (4.72%) C++
9 4 (3.77%) XPath
10 3 (2.83%) C
10 3 (2.83%) C#
10 3 (2.83%) PHP
11 2 (1.89%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 20 (18.87%) Security Cleared
2 19 (17.92%) OCA
2 19 (17.92%) OCAJ
2 19 (17.92%) OCP
2 19 (17.92%) Oracle Certification
3 17 (16.04%) SC Cleared
4 15 (14.15%) Degree
5 5 (4.72%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.83%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.55%) QA
2 3 (2.83%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (3.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 50 (47.17%) Oracle
2 9 (8.49%) IBM
3 8 (7.55%) Adobe
4 7 (6.60%) ILOG
4 7 (6.60%) Kofax
4 7 (6.60%) Splunk
5 5 (4.72%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.89%) Cognos
6 2 (1.89%) ESRI
6 2 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.89%) Siebel
7 1 (0.94%) Arqiva
7 1 (0.94%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.94%) Murex
7 1 (0.94%) Reuters
7 1 (0.94%) Sybase
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