The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Java Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Software Developer
Rank 542 598 584
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Developer 79 47 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.085% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.090% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 33 36
Median daily rate £480 £425 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.94% +4.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £352 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £520 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £466 £400 £403
% change year-on-year
+16.50% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Median hourly rate £37.88 £45.75 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.21% -1.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.88 £45.75 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-17.21% -1.08%

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
46860 52217 52769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.73% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30653 33283 33387
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2021 2181
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Java Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Java Software Developer in the job title.

Java Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Java Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Java Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Java Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

Java Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Java Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Java Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Java Software Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

Java Software Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Java Software Developer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 9 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 +36 75 £480 +12.94% 65
South East +45 27 £508 +17.79% 16
London +16 17 £500 +11.11% 14
Oxfordshire +10 14 £575 +21.05% 5
Oxford +8 14 £575 +21.05% 3
East of England - 10 £350 - 11
Yorkshire +25 9 £450 -8.16% 5
West Yorkshire +30 8 £450 -8.16% 3
Leeds +26 8 £450 -8.16% 2
South West -3 6 £494 +23.50% 6
Essex - 6 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £350 - 1
Hampshire +21 3 - - 4
North West +7 3 £563 +25.00% 7
Bristol +6 3 - -
Kent - 3 £600 -
Portsmouth - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 £350 -
Surrey +23 2 £463 - 5
Somerset +21 2 - -
West Midlands -10 2 £325 - 1
South Wales - 2 £500 - 1
Cardiff - 2 £500 - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £350 - 1
Guildford - 2 £463 -
Lancashire - 2 - - 1
Wales - 2 £500 - 1
Scotland - 2 £400 - 2
Yeovil -6 1 - -
City of London -8 1 £550 +22.22% 5

Java Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, Java Software Developer 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 149 (100.00%) Java
2 107 (71.81%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (46.98%) Software Engineering
4 59 (39.60%) Spring
5 58 (38.93%) TDD
6 43 (28.86%) Scrum
7 39 (26.17%) SQL
8 37 (24.83%) JavaScript
8 37 (24.83%) Linux
9 36 (24.16%) BDD
10 35 (23.49%) HTML
10 35 (23.49%) JUnit
11 33 (22.15%) Web Services
12 32 (21.48%) Cucumber
13 31 (20.81%) XML
14 30 (20.13%) Python
14 30 (20.13%) Maven
15 29 (19.46%) RESTful
16 27 (18.12%) JSON
17 25 (16.78%) Scala
17 25 (16.78%) Selenium
17 25 (16.78%) Jenkins
17 25 (16.78%) DevOps
18 24 (16.11%) REST
18 24 (16.11%) Continuous Integration
18 24 (16.11%) Amazon AWS
18 24 (16.11%) Tomcat
19 23 (15.44%) C++
19 23 (15.44%) MongoDB
19 23 (15.44%) Open Source

Java Software Developer 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 24 (16.11%) Tomcat
2 19 (12.75%) JBoss
2 19 (12.75%) WebSphere
3 16 (10.74%) Apache
3 16 (10.74%) WebLogic
3 16 (10.74%) WebSphere Application Server
4 9 (6.04%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (5.37%) Alfresco
5 8 (5.37%) WebSphere Process Server
6 6 (4.03%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (3.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (3.36%) Apache Solr
7 5 (3.36%) Jetty
7 5 (3.36%) nginx
7 5 (3.36%) WebLogic Portal
8 4 (2.68%) OpenStack
9 3 (2.01%) Confluence
9 3 (2.01%) Liferay
10 2 (1.34%) CMS
11 1 (0.67%) GlassFish
Applications
1 6 (4.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 24 (16.11%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (10.07%) GitHub
3 13 (8.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (5.37%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (4.70%) Amazon S3
5 7 (4.70%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (2.68%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (2.68%) Google App Engine
6 4 (2.68%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (2.01%) Heroku
7 3 (2.01%) PaaS
7 3 (2.01%) SaaS
8 2 (1.34%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.67%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.72%) HTTP
2 5 (3.36%) LAN
2 5 (3.36%) LDAP
3 2 (1.34%) MQTT
3 2 (1.34%) RTSP
4 1 (0.67%) Skype
4 1 (0.67%) SSL
4 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.44%) MongoDB
2 12 (8.05%) MySQL
3 11 (7.38%) NoSQL
4 9 (6.04%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (6.04%) SQL Server
5 7 (4.70%) Couchbase
6 5 (3.36%) Hadoop
6 5 (3.36%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.01%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.01%) Redis
8 2 (1.34%) Big Data
8 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.67%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.67%) KDB
9 1 (0.67%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.67%) Riak
9 1 (0.67%) SQLite
9 1 (0.67%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 35 (23.49%) JUnit
2 32 (21.48%) Cucumber
3 30 (20.13%) Maven
4 25 (16.78%) Jenkins
4 25 (16.78%) Selenium
5 19 (12.75%) Git (software)
6 15 (10.07%) JIRA
7 11 (7.38%) Eclipse
7 11 (7.38%) Mockito
8 9 (6.04%) Gradle
8 9 (6.04%) WebDriver
9 8 (5.37%) Subversion
10 7 (4.70%) Ant
10 7 (4.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (4.70%) Visual Studio
11 6 (4.03%) TestNG
12 5 (3.36%) SoapUI
12 5 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (2.68%) JBehave
13 4 (2.68%) SpecFlow
General
1 22 (14.77%) Publishing
2 14 (9.40%) Finance
3 10 (6.71%) Banking
4 6 (4.03%) Retail
5 4 (2.68%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.01%) Aerospace
6 3 (2.01%) Military
7 2 (1.34%) Back Office
7 2 (1.34%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.67%) Automotive
8 1 (0.67%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (39.60%) Spring
2 35 (23.49%) HTML
3 33 (22.15%) Web Services
4 31 (20.81%) XML
5 29 (19.46%) RESTful
6 27 (18.12%) JSON
7 24 (16.11%) REST
8 20 (13.42%) HTML5
9 19 (12.75%) J2EE
10 17 (11.41%) Hibernate
11 14 (9.40%) AngularJS
12 13 (8.72%) .NET
13 12 (8.05%) CSS
13 12 (8.05%) Play Framework
14 11 (7.38%) EJB
15 10 (6.71%) Java EE
16 8 (5.37%) JMS
16 8 (5.37%) Spring Boot
17 6 (4.03%) J2SE
17 6 (4.03%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.71%) Computer Science
2 8 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.03%) Client/Server
3 6 (4.03%) Replication
4 2 (1.34%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.34%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.34%) RIA
4 2 (1.34%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.67%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (0.67%) Blog
5 1 (0.67%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.67%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.67%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.67%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.67%) NHS
5 1 (0.67%) Physics
5 1 (0.67%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (24.83%) Linux
2 15 (10.07%) Unix
3 11 (7.38%) Windows
4 7 (4.70%) Android
5 6 (4.03%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.67%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (71.81%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (46.98%) Software Engineering
3 58 (38.93%) TDD
4 43 (28.86%) Scrum
5 36 (24.16%) BDD
6 25 (16.78%) DevOps
7 24 (16.11%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (15.44%) Open Source
9 17 (11.41%) Microservices
10 13 (8.72%) Test Automation
11 12 (8.05%) Automated Testing
11 12 (8.05%) Pair Programming
12 11 (7.38%) Mentoring
12 11 (7.38%) Migration
12 11 (7.38%) MVC
12 11 (7.38%) SDLC
12 11 (7.38%) Unit Testing
13 10 (6.71%) E-Commerce
13 10 (6.71%) Web Development
14 9 (6.04%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 149 (100.00%) Java
2 39 (26.17%) SQL
3 37 (24.83%) JavaScript
4 30 (20.13%) Python
5 25 (16.78%) Scala
6 23 (15.44%) C++
7 18 (12.08%) Ruby
8 17 (11.41%) C#
9 8 (5.37%) Bash Shell
10 6 (4.03%) Groovy
11 5 (3.36%) Go
11 5 (3.36%) Perl
12 4 (2.68%) C
12 4 (2.68%) PHP
13 3 (2.01%) Clojure
13 3 (2.01%) MATLAB
13 3 (2.01%) Shell Script
13 3 (2.01%) XPath
13 3 (2.01%) XQuery
14 2 (1.34%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (11.41%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.05%) Degree
2 12 (8.05%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.68%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.34%) ISEB
4 2 (1.34%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.67%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.72%) QA
2 11 (7.38%) SDET
3 1 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.67%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (12.08%) Docker
2 3 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.01%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (7.38%) Puppet
2 2 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (6.04%) Adobe
2 6 (4.03%) Google
2 6 (4.03%) Oracle
2 6 (4.03%) webMethods
3 5 (3.36%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.36%) Telerik
4 3 (2.01%) TIBCO
4 3 (2.01%) VMware
5 2 (1.34%) IBM
5 2 (1.34%) Sun
6 1 (0.67%) Luciad
6 1 (0.67%) MapR
6 1 (0.67%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.67%) Sybase
6 1 (0.67%) Teradata
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