The table below looks at the statistics for the Java Software Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Software Developer
Rank 577 588 530
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -58
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Developer 20 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.020% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.022% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 10
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£320 £363 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% -44.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £500
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 - -

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
51405 50272 44109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.27% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 31215 30675 25226
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 1987 2178
Average hourly rate £17.45 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Java Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java Software Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 27 April 2015.

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
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. 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
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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 +8 19 £320 -10.17% 18
London -8 6 £300 -17.24% 9
South West 0 5 £375 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £320 -
Yorkshire - 5 £320 - 1
Leeds - 5 £320 -
Swindon - 3 £375 -
Wiltshire - 3 £375 -
East Midlands - 2 £275 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £275 -
Somerset - 2 - -
North West -20 1 - - 3
Barrow-in-Furness - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £388 - 2
West Lothian - 1 £388 -
Wells - 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Livingston - 1 £388 -
Northampton - 1 £225 -

Java Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Java Software Developer in their job title 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 with Java Software Developer in their job title.

1 29 (100.00%) Java
2 21 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (51.72%) JavaScript
4 14 (48.28%) JUnit
4 14 (48.28%) CSS
4 14 (48.28%) HTML
5 13 (44.83%) Oracle
5 13 (44.83%) Software Engineering
6 12 (41.38%) Spring
6 12 (41.38%) MVC
7 11 (37.93%) SQL
8 10 (34.48%) JSP
8 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
9 9 (31.03%) Python
10 8 (27.59%) OO
10 8 (27.59%) Web Services
11 7 (24.14%) OOP
11 7 (24.14%) JBoss
11 7 (24.14%) Ant
11 7 (24.14%) E-Commerce
11 7 (24.14%) SOA
11 7 (24.14%) TDD
11 7 (24.14%) Ajax
11 7 (24.14%) JIRA
11 7 (24.14%) Spring MVC
12 6 (20.69%) Selenium
12 6 (20.69%) Unit Testing
12 6 (20.69%) JSON
12 6 (20.69%) AngularJS
12 6 (20.69%) Apache Camel

Java Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Java Software Developer in their job title 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 with Java Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (24.14%) JBoss
2 5 (17.24%) WebLogic
2 5 (17.24%) MQSeries
2 5 (17.24%) WebSphere
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (10.34%) Tomcat
4 2 (6.90%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (3.45%) Apache
5 1 (3.45%) Alfresco
5 1 (3.45%) nginx
5 1 (3.45%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) LDAP
1 1 (3.45%) Network Security
1 1 (3.45%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (48.28%) JUnit
2 7 (24.14%) Ant
2 7 (24.14%) JIRA
3 6 (20.69%) Selenium
4 5 (17.24%) Talend Open Studio
4 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
4 5 (17.24%) Maven
5 3 (10.34%) Eclipse
5 3 (10.34%) Subversion
6 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
6 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.45%) Gradle
General
1 6 (20.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Advertising
2 1 (3.45%) Military
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (48.28%) HTML
1 14 (48.28%) CSS
2 12 (41.38%) Spring
3 10 (34.48%) JSP
4 8 (27.59%) Web Services
5 7 (24.14%) Ajax
5 7 (24.14%) Spring MVC
6 6 (20.69%) AngularJS
6 6 (20.69%) JSON
6 6 (20.69%) Apache Camel
6 6 (20.69%) XML
7 5 (17.24%) XSLT
7 5 (17.24%) JDBC
7 5 (17.24%) jQuery
7 5 (17.24%) HTML5
7 5 (17.24%) CSS3
7 5 (17.24%) PhoneGap
8 3 (10.34%) REST
9 2 (6.90%) Drools
9 2 (6.90%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Open Source
1 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) UNIX
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
1 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (44.83%) Software Engineering
3 12 (41.38%) MVC
4 8 (27.59%) OO
5 7 (24.14%) E-Commerce
5 7 (24.14%) OOP
5 7 (24.14%) SOA
5 7 (24.14%) TDD
6 6 (20.69%) Unit Testing
6 6 (20.69%) UML
6 6 (20.69%) Concurrent Programming
7 5 (17.24%) Mobile Development
7 5 (17.24%) Mentoring
7 5 (17.24%) OOA/OOD
7 5 (17.24%) OOD
7 5 (17.24%) Multithreading
8 3 (10.34%) Scrum
9 2 (6.90%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (6.90%) BDD
9 2 (6.90%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 29 (100.00%) Java
2 15 (51.72%) JavaScript
3 11 (37.93%) SQL
4 9 (31.03%) Python
5 5 (17.24%) Ruby
6 3 (10.34%) Perl
7 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
8 1 (3.45%) VB
8 1 (3.45%) C
8 1 (3.45%) C++
8 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
8 1 (3.45%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) ZABBIX
1 1 (3.45%) logstash
1 1 (3.45%) Kibana
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) Oracle
2 5 (17.24%) Talend
3 1 (3.45%) Red Hat