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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Software Developer
Rank 585 621 576
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Developer 68 37 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.063% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.067% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 31 38
Median daily rate £425 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £350 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.09% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +7.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+25.71% +7.69%

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
51261 55415 53407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 33404 35221 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2084 2091
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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 26 August 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 67 £429 -9.78% 71
South East +29 17 £475 +28.81% 8
London -17 14 £475 -1.04% 26
South West - 10 £363 - 10
East of England +23 9 £480 +25.08% 6
West Midlands - 9 £415 - 3
Oxfordshire - 8 £500 - 4
City of London +30 6 £475 +15.15% 3
Hampshire +10 6 £433 - 2
Shropshire - 6 £415 -
Oxford - 6 £500 -
North West +19 5 £400 - 9
Bristol - 5 £320 - 3
Manchester - 5 £400 - 7
Telford - 5 £415 -
Cambridgeshire +26 4 £480 +26.31% 3
Bedfordshire 0 4 - -
Luton - 4 - -
Yorkshire 0 3 £500 +29.03% 4
Huntingdon - 3 £480 -
Portsmouth - 3 - -
Leeds - 2 £535 - 2
Kidlington - 2 £450 - 1
Exeter - 2 £407 -
Stockport - 2 £250 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £535 - 2
Middlesex - 2 £360 -
Devon - 2 £407 -
Cambridge +17 1 - - 2
Scotland +14 1 £400 +3.22% 3

Java Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 170 (100.00%) Java
2 110 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (58.82%) Software Engineering
4 74 (43.53%) Spring
5 54 (31.76%) Linux
6 52 (30.59%) SQL
7 47 (27.65%) Hibernate
8 46 (27.06%) JavaScript
9 45 (26.47%) J2EE
9 45 (26.47%) TDD
9 45 (26.47%) Selenium
10 43 (25.29%) HTML
11 39 (22.94%) Unix
11 39 (22.94%) Scala
12 38 (22.35%) REST
12 38 (22.35%) Microservices
13 36 (21.18%) BDD
13 36 (21.18%) XML
13 36 (21.18%) CSS
13 36 (21.18%) JSON
14 34 (20.00%) JUnit
14 34 (20.00%) Scrum
15 31 (18.24%) MongoDB
15 31 (18.24%) DevOps
16 29 (17.06%) RESTful
16 29 (17.06%) Oracle
17 27 (15.88%) C++
17 27 (15.88%) HTML5
17 27 (15.88%) Jenkins
18 26 (15.29%) 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 26 (15.29%) WebLogic
2 22 (12.94%) Tomcat
3 19 (11.18%) JBoss
4 15 (8.82%) Apache
5 13 (7.65%) WebLogic Portal
6 10 (5.88%) GlassFish
6 10 (5.88%) WebSphere
7 9 (5.29%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (4.12%) Apache Spark
9 6 (3.53%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (2.35%) Jetty
10 4 (2.35%) nginx
10 4 (2.35%) OpenStack
10 4 (2.35%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (1.76%) Confluence
11 3 (1.76%) Liferay
12 2 (1.18%) Apache Solr
12 2 (1.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 1 (0.59%) IBM HTTP Server
13 1 (0.59%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (4.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 23 (13.53%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (10.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (8.24%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (5.88%) Google App Engine
4 10 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (2.94%) Heroku
5 5 (2.94%) PaaS
6 4 (2.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 4 (2.35%) GitHub
7 3 (1.76%) SaaS
8 2 (1.18%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.18%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (1.18%) Bluemix
8 2 (1.18%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.59%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.06%) HTTP
2 7 (4.12%) LDAP
3 4 (2.35%) AMQP
4 3 (1.76%) SAN
5 2 (1.18%) Internet
5 2 (1.18%) LAN
5 2 (1.18%) SNMP
6 1 (0.59%) DVB
6 1 (0.59%) MQTT
6 1 (0.59%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (18.24%) MongoDB
2 20 (11.76%) MySQL
3 19 (11.18%) Relational Database
4 16 (9.41%) NoSQL
5 12 (7.06%) Hadoop
6 7 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (4.12%) SQL Server
7 6 (3.53%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (2.35%) Couchbase
9 2 (1.18%) Redis
10 1 (0.59%) Big Data
10 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.59%) DB2
10 1 (0.59%) KDB
10 1 (0.59%) Kdb+
10 1 (0.59%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.59%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 45 (26.47%) Selenium
2 34 (20.00%) JUnit
3 27 (15.88%) Jenkins
4 20 (11.76%) Cucumber
4 20 (11.76%) Git (software)
4 20 (11.76%) Maven
5 17 (10.00%) Eclipse
6 14 (8.24%) Mockito
7 11 (6.47%) JIRA
8 9 (5.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (5.29%) WebDriver
9 8 (4.71%) SpecFlow
9 8 (4.71%) Subversion
10 7 (4.12%) JProfiler
11 6 (3.53%) Gradle
11 6 (3.53%) IntelliJ
11 6 (3.53%) SonarQube
11 6 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (2.94%) JBehave
12 5 (2.94%) TestNG
General
1 24 (14.12%) Finance
2 9 (5.29%) Publishing
3 8 (4.71%) Banking
4 7 (4.12%) Retail
5 6 (3.53%) Military
6 5 (2.94%) Aerospace
6 5 (2.94%) Games
7 4 (2.35%) Back Office
7 4 (2.35%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.18%) Electronics
9 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.59%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (43.53%) Spring
2 47 (27.65%) Hibernate
3 45 (26.47%) J2EE
4 43 (25.29%) HTML
5 38 (22.35%) REST
6 36 (21.18%) CSS
6 36 (21.18%) JSON
6 36 (21.18%) XML
7 29 (17.06%) RESTful
8 27 (15.88%) HTML5
9 24 (14.12%) Web Services
10 20 (11.76%) J2SE
10 20 (11.76%) Play Framework
11 18 (10.59%) AngularJS
12 17 (10.00%) SOAP
13 15 (8.82%) Node.js
14 14 (8.24%) JMS
15 13 (7.65%) .NET
16 11 (6.47%) EJB
16 11 (6.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.12%) User Experience
2 5 (2.94%) Cloud Native
2 5 (2.94%) Computer Science
2 5 (2.94%) Data Integration
2 5 (2.94%) SCADA
3 3 (1.76%) Client/Server
3 3 (1.76%) Derivative
3 3 (1.76%) Fat Client
3 3 (1.76%) Interactive TV
3 3 (1.76%) Replication
3 3 (1.76%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.59%) Blog
4 1 (0.59%) Cryptography
4 1 (0.59%) Equities
4 1 (0.59%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.59%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.59%) NHS
4 1 (0.59%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.59%) Online Banking
4 1 (0.59%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 54 (31.76%) Linux
2 39 (22.94%) Unix
3 15 (8.82%) Windows
4 4 (2.35%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.59%) Fedora
6 1 (0.59%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (58.82%) Software Engineering
3 45 (26.47%) TDD
4 38 (22.35%) Microservices
5 36 (21.18%) BDD
6 34 (20.00%) Scrum
7 31 (18.24%) DevOps
8 26 (15.29%) Open Source
9 21 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (11.76%) OO
11 17 (10.00%) Unit Testing
12 16 (9.41%) MVC
12 16 (9.41%) Test Automation
13 14 (8.24%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (8.24%) OOP
14 13 (7.65%) High Availability
14 13 (7.65%) Kanban
15 11 (6.47%) Mentoring
16 10 (5.88%) E-Commerce
17 9 (5.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 170 (100.00%) Java
2 52 (30.59%) SQL
3 46 (27.06%) JavaScript
4 39 (22.94%) Scala
5 27 (15.88%) C++
6 21 (12.35%) Python
7 20 (11.76%) C#
8 19 (11.18%) Ruby
9 17 (10.00%) C
10 13 (7.65%) Perl
11 7 (4.12%) Go
12 6 (3.53%) PHP
12 6 (3.53%) Shell Script
13 5 (2.94%) Clojure
14 4 (2.35%) Bash Shell
15 3 (1.76%) ANSI C
15 3 (1.76%) MATLAB
15 3 (1.76%) Tcl
16 2 (1.18%) Haskell
16 2 (1.18%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 22 (12.94%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.88%) Degree
2 10 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.71%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.18%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.59%) ISEB
6 1 (0.59%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.59%) QA
2 10 (5.88%) SDET
3 3 (1.76%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.18%) ISO 14001
4 2 (1.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (15.29%) Docker
2 5 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (12.94%) Puppet
2 4 (2.35%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 29 (17.06%) Oracle
2 17 (10.00%) webMethods
3 16 (9.41%) Google
4 10 (5.88%) Adobe
5 7 (4.12%) Microsoft
6 5 (2.94%) VMware
7 4 (2.35%) IBM
7 4 (2.35%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.76%) OpenTV
8 3 (1.76%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.18%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.18%) Sun
9 2 (1.18%) Telerik
10 1 (0.59%) Fidessa
10 1 (0.59%) Perforce
10 1 (0.59%) Splunk
10 1 (0.59%) Sybase
10 1 (0.59%) Teradata
10 1 (0.59%) Twitter