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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Software Developer
Rank 589 571 578
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Developer 17 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.015% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.016% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 9
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£375 £450 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +44.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00

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
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 2014.

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 30 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 29 August 2014. 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 -9 17 £375 -16.66% 17
North West - 7 £350 - 2
South East -13 5 £355 - 2
Oxfordshire 0 3 £355 -
London +14 2 £431 -5.47% 7
Oxford - 2 £375 -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £388 - 1
Hampshire - 1 £405 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
South West - 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 £488 - 2
Wimbledon - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - - 2
Clapham - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
North East - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Somerset - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -

Java Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 26 (100.00%) Java
2 13 (50.00%) Spring
3 12 (46.15%) Web Services
4 11 (42.31%) Software Engineering
5 10 (38.46%) Oracle
5 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (34.62%) JavaScript
6 9 (34.62%) HTML
7 7 (26.92%) Hibernate
7 7 (26.92%) RDBMS
7 7 (26.92%) Degree
7 7 (26.92%) Relational Database
8 6 (23.08%) jQuery
8 6 (23.08%) EJB 3.0
8 6 (23.08%) MVC
8 6 (23.08%) TDD
8 6 (23.08%) J2EE
8 6 (23.08%) EJB
9 5 (19.23%) JUnit
9 5 (19.23%) Swing
9 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
9 5 (19.23%) TIBCO
9 5 (19.23%) Spring MVC
9 5 (19.23%) JSF
9 5 (19.23%) Multimedia
10 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
10 4 (15.38%) Scrum
10 4 (15.38%) Eclipse
10 4 (15.38%) Python
10 4 (15.38%) CSS

Java Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.85%) CMS
1 1 (3.85%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) RDBMS
1 7 (26.92%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.69%) Big Data
2 2 (7.69%) MySQL
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.85%) Couchbase
3 1 (3.85%) MariaDB
3 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.85%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) JUnit
2 4 (15.38%) Eclipse
3 3 (11.54%) Maven
4 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.85%) Gerrit
5 1 (3.85%) Subversion
5 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (19.23%) Multimedia
2 3 (11.54%) Publishing
2 3 (11.54%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) Automotive
3 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.85%) Electronics
4 1 (3.85%) Dutch Language
4 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (50.00%) Spring
2 12 (46.15%) Web Services
3 9 (34.62%) HTML
4 7 (26.92%) Hibernate
5 6 (23.08%) jQuery
5 6 (23.08%) EJB 3.0
5 6 (23.08%) J2EE
5 6 (23.08%) EJB
6 5 (19.23%) Swing
6 5 (19.23%) Spring MVC
6 5 (19.23%) JSF
7 4 (15.38%) CSS
8 3 (11.54%) XSLT
9 2 (7.69%) GWT
9 2 (7.69%) JPA
9 2 (7.69%) REST
9 2 (7.69%) XML
9 2 (7.69%) JSP
10 1 (3.85%) Servlets
10 1 (3.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.69%) Visualisation
2 2 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.85%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) GIS
3 1 (3.85%) DTV
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.85%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Software Engineering
2 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (23.08%) MVC
3 6 (23.08%) TDD
4 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
5 4 (15.38%) Scrum
6 3 (11.54%) OOA/OOD
6 3 (11.54%) OO
6 3 (11.54%) BDD
6 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
7 2 (7.69%) OOD
7 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.85%) UML
8 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
8 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.85%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (3.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (34.62%) JavaScript
3 4 (15.38%) Python
3 4 (15.38%) SQL
4 2 (7.69%) Perl
4 2 (7.69%) C++
5 1 (3.85%) C
5 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Degree
2 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Oracle
2 5 (19.23%) TIBCO
3 1 (3.85%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) JBoss
3 1 (3.85%) FatWire
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) Adobe
3 1 (3.85%) Apple
3 1 (3.85%) Google
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