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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Software Developer
Rank 541 578 567
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Developer 100 60 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 40 39
Median daily rate £415 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £550 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Median hourly rate £39.13 £41.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.15% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.13 £41.25 -
% change year-on-year
-5.15% -

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
50897 51337 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.72% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 31650 30786
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1482 2063 2112
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.72 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% -1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -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 25 May 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
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 25 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
(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 +28 97 £415 +10.66% 71
South East +14 27 £388 -11.93% 7
London 0 23 £515 -6.36% 31
South West +3 17 £363 -3.33% 9
West Midlands +6 14 £415 +32.80% 4
Shropshire - 9 £415 -
Telford - 9 £415 -
North West -5 8 £425 - 10
Kent - 7 £750 -
Hampshire +8 6 £330 - 2
Wiltshire 0 6 £363 -3.33%
Swindon -1 6 £363 -3.33%
Oxfordshire +16 5 £350 -25.53% 1
Oxford +8 5 £350 -30.00%
Cheshire -5 5 £425 - 1
Middlesex - 4 £335 -
Knutsford - 4 £425 -
Somerset +10 3 - - 3
East of England +10 3 £480 - 5
Glasgow +7 3 - -
West Yorkshire -7 3 £570 +78.12% 4
Yorkshire -8 3 £570 +72.72% 5
Leeds -10 3 £570 +78.12% 2
Scotland -16 3 - - 1
Edinburgh - 3 - - 1
Bristol - 3 £350 - 2
Manchester - 3 £250 - 5
Gloucestershire -6 2 £325 - 3
Surrey - 2 £450 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 2 £325 -

Java Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 172 (100.00%) Java
2 106 (61.63%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (52.91%) Software Engineering
4 73 (42.44%) Spring
5 57 (33.14%) Linux
6 50 (29.07%) SQL
7 48 (27.91%) JavaScript
8 46 (26.74%) Finance
8 46 (26.74%) Hibernate
9 45 (26.16%) TDD
10 44 (25.58%) Unix
10 44 (25.58%) REST
11 42 (24.42%) HTML
12 41 (23.84%) J2EE
13 38 (22.09%) Oracle
14 37 (21.51%) CSS
15 35 (20.35%) Scrum
16 34 (19.77%) OO
16 34 (19.77%) Microservices
17 33 (19.19%) BDD
17 33 (19.19%) JUnit
18 31 (18.02%) Scala
19 27 (15.70%) DevOps
19 27 (15.70%) Selenium
20 26 (15.12%) Git (software)
21 25 (14.53%) Jenkins
21 25 (14.53%) AngularJS
22 23 (13.37%) MySQL
23 22 (12.79%) XML
23 22 (12.79%) JSON

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 19 (11.05%) WebLogic
2 18 (10.47%) JBoss
3 14 (8.14%) Node.js
4 13 (7.56%) Tomcat
5 12 (6.98%) GlassFish
6 11 (6.40%) Cloud Foundry
7 10 (5.81%) Apache
8 9 (5.23%) WebSphere
9 8 (4.65%) Apache Spark
9 8 (4.65%) WebLogic Portal
10 6 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (3.49%) Jetty
11 4 (2.33%) OpenStack
12 3 (1.74%) Confluence
13 1 (0.58%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.58%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.58%) IBM HTTP Server
13 1 (0.58%) Liferay
13 1 (0.58%) nginx
13 1 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (2.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.58%) MetaTrader
1 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (6.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.07%) PaaS
4 6 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (3.49%) Heroku
5 5 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.91%) Google App Engine
5 5 (2.91%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (2.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 3 (1.74%) SaaS
8 2 (1.16%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.58%) GitHub
9 1 (0.58%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.72%) HTTP
2 6 (3.49%) Internet
2 6 (3.49%) SAN
3 5 (2.91%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.33%) AMQP
4 4 (2.33%) LDAP
5 2 (1.16%) SSL
6 1 (0.58%) DVB
6 1 (0.58%) Firewall
6 1 (0.58%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.37%) MySQL
2 22 (12.79%) MongoDB
3 20 (11.63%) NoSQL
4 18 (10.47%) Relational Database
5 14 (8.14%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (6.40%) Hadoop
7 7 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (3.49%) SQL Server
9 3 (1.74%) Neo4j
9 3 (1.74%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.16%) DB2
10 2 (1.16%) Hazelcast
10 2 (1.16%) MariaDB
10 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.16%) Redis
11 1 (0.58%) Apache Accumulo
11 1 (0.58%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.58%) Big Data
11 1 (0.58%) GIS
11 1 (0.58%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 33 (19.19%) JUnit
2 27 (15.70%) Selenium
3 26 (15.12%) Git (software)
4 25 (14.53%) Jenkins
5 21 (12.21%) Mockito
6 20 (11.63%) Maven
7 14 (8.14%) Eclipse
8 12 (6.98%) Subversion
9 10 (5.81%) JProfiler
10 9 (5.23%) Cucumber
11 8 (4.65%) Gradle
11 8 (4.65%) IntelliJ
12 5 (2.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (2.91%) JIRA
12 5 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (2.33%) Protractor
13 4 (2.33%) SonarQube
13 4 (2.33%) SpecFlow
13 4 (2.33%) TestComplete
14 2 (1.16%) JBehave
General
1 46 (26.74%) Finance
2 18 (10.47%) Banking
3 10 (5.81%) Games
4 6 (3.49%) Aerospace
4 6 (3.49%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.74%) Military
5 3 (1.74%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.16%) Back Office
6 2 (1.16%) Electronics
6 2 (1.16%) Retail
7 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.58%) Marketing
7 1 (0.58%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (42.44%) Spring
2 46 (26.74%) Hibernate
3 44 (25.58%) REST
4 42 (24.42%) HTML
5 41 (23.84%) J2EE
6 37 (21.51%) CSS
7 25 (14.53%) AngularJS
8 22 (12.79%) JSON
8 22 (12.79%) XML
9 21 (12.21%) HTML5
9 21 (12.21%) RESTful
10 20 (11.63%) Web Services
11 17 (9.88%) SOAP
12 16 (9.30%) Java EE
13 14 (8.14%) J2SE
14 13 (7.56%) JPA
14 13 (7.56%) Middleware
14 13 (7.56%) Play Framework
15 11 (6.40%) GWT
16 10 (5.81%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.81%) N-Tier
3 7 (4.07%) User Experience
4 5 (2.91%) Data Integration
4 5 (2.91%) Derivative
5 4 (2.33%) Cloud Native
5 4 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.74%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.74%) Interactive TV
6 3 (1.74%) OTC Derivatives
6 3 (1.74%) SCADA
6 3 (1.74%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.58%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.58%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.58%) DTV
7 1 (0.58%) Equities
7 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.58%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.58%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 57 (33.14%) Linux
2 44 (25.58%) Unix
3 11 (6.40%) Windows
4 5 (2.91%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.58%) AIX
7 1 (0.58%) Android
7 1 (0.58%) Fedora
7 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (61.63%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (52.91%) Software Engineering
3 45 (26.16%) TDD
4 35 (20.35%) Scrum
5 34 (19.77%) Microservices
5 34 (19.77%) OO
6 33 (19.19%) BDD
7 27 (15.70%) DevOps
8 21 (12.21%) Unit Testing
9 19 (11.05%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (10.47%) SDLC
11 16 (9.30%) High Availability
12 15 (8.72%) Migration
13 14 (8.14%) Multithreading
13 14 (8.14%) OOD
13 14 (8.14%) Open Source
14 13 (7.56%) Kanban
15 11 (6.40%) Continuous Delivery
15 11 (6.40%) Mentoring
15 11 (6.40%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 172 (100.00%) Java
2 50 (29.07%) SQL
3 48 (27.91%) JavaScript
4 31 (18.02%) Scala
5 21 (12.21%) C
6 19 (11.05%) C++
7 15 (8.72%) Ruby
8 13 (7.56%) C#
9 11 (6.40%) Go
10 10 (5.81%) Perl
10 10 (5.81%) Python
11 6 (3.49%) PHP
12 4 (2.33%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.33%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.74%) ANSI C
13 3 (1.74%) Groovy
13 3 (1.74%) Haskell
14 2 (1.16%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.16%) Tcl
15 1 (0.58%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 16 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.40%) Degree
3 9 (5.23%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.16%) ISEB
5 2 (1.16%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.58%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.33%) QA
2 2 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.58%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (11.05%) Docker
2 3 (1.74%) vSphere
3 2 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (7.56%) Puppet
2 6 (3.49%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.58%) Oozie
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.58%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 38 (22.09%) Oracle
2 14 (8.14%) Sybase
3 13 (7.56%) Google
4 10 (5.81%) webMethods
5 6 (3.49%) Microsoft
6 5 (2.91%) Adobe
7 3 (1.74%) IBM
7 3 (1.74%) OpenTV
7 3 (1.74%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.16%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.16%) VMware
9 1 (0.58%) Fidessa
9 1 (0.58%) Perforce
9 1 (0.58%) SAP
9 1 (0.58%) Splunk
9 1 (0.58%) Sunopsis
9 1 (0.58%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.58%) Twitter
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