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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Software Developer
UK
Rank 512 563 566
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Developer 75 67 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.13% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.14% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 50 32
Median daily rate £425 £416 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% +1.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £350 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £409
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £37.25 £40.00 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.87% -13.51%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £40.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-6.87% -13.51%

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
42508 47354 48039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.75% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27665 30191 30170
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1501 1736 1893
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +34 70 £440 +5.70% 62
London +9 26 £425 -12.82% 14
South East +29 18 £600 +60.00% 11
Oxford - 10 £600 - 2
Oxfordshire - 10 £600 - 3
East of England +11 7 £350 -15.15% 8
West Yorkshire +18 5 £275 -43.87% 6
Yorkshire +13 5 £275 -43.87% 7
Hampshire +12 5 £350 -6.66% 3
Essex - 5 £350 - 1
Leeds +13 4 - - 4
East Midlands - 4 - - 6
North West +29 3 £563 - 8
North East -14 3 £350 - 1
South West -16 3 £472 +18.00% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 3 £350 - 1
Tyne and Wear -19 3 £350 - 1
Wimbledon - 3 £275 -
Portsmouth - 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £350 - 1
Cardiff - 2 £425 -
Exeter - 2 £494 -
Fareham - 2 £350 -
Devon - 2 £494 -
Lancashire - 2 - -
Wales - 2 £425 -
South Wales - 2 £425 -
Scotland - 2 £375 -
Surrey +20 1 £463 - 3
Wiltshire -5 1 £450 +12.50%

Java Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 158 (100.00%) Java
2 111 (70.25%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (46.20%) Software Engineering
4 69 (43.67%) Spring
5 67 (42.41%) TDD
6 53 (33.54%) Scrum
7 48 (30.38%) JavaScript
8 42 (26.58%) SQL
9 38 (24.05%) HTML
9 38 (24.05%) Web Services
9 38 (24.05%) Maven
10 37 (23.42%) Cucumber
11 36 (22.78%) Linux
12 35 (22.15%) JUnit
13 34 (21.52%) BDD
14 32 (20.25%) RESTful
15 31 (19.62%) Jenkins
16 27 (17.09%) Continuous Integration
16 27 (17.09%) Python
16 27 (17.09%) DevOps
17 25 (15.82%) Tomcat
17 25 (15.82%) Publishing
18 24 (15.19%) JBoss
18 24 (15.19%) XML
18 24 (15.19%) Amazon AWS
19 23 (14.56%) REST
20 22 (13.92%) C#
20 22 (13.92%) C++
20 22 (13.92%) Ruby
21 21 (13.29%) 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 25 (15.82%) Tomcat
2 24 (15.19%) JBoss
3 19 (12.03%) WebSphere
4 18 (11.39%) Apache
5 17 (10.76%) WebSphere Application Server
6 11 (6.96%) Alfresco
6 11 (6.96%) WebSphere Process Server
7 9 (5.70%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (5.70%) WebLogic
8 6 (3.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 6 (3.80%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (3.16%) Apache Solr
9 5 (3.16%) Jetty
9 5 (3.16%) nginx
10 3 (1.90%) CMS
10 3 (1.90%) Confluence
10 3 (1.90%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.63%) Apache Qpid
11 1 (0.63%) Magnolia
11 1 (0.63%) WebORB
Applications
1 7 (4.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 24 (15.19%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (11.39%) GitHub
3 8 (5.06%) Amazon S3
3 8 (5.06%) Amazon SQS
3 8 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.90%) Heroku
5 3 (1.90%) PaaS
5 3 (1.90%) SaaS
6 2 (1.27%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.63%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.63%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.63%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.86%) HTTP
2 5 (3.16%) LAN
3 4 (2.53%) LDAP
4 3 (1.90%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.27%) Internet
5 2 (1.27%) MQTT
5 2 (1.27%) RTSP
5 2 (1.27%) SSL
6 1 (0.63%) Firewall
6 1 (0.63%) Intranet
6 1 (0.63%) Skype
6 1 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.76%) MongoDB
2 12 (7.59%) MySQL
3 10 (6.33%) NoSQL
4 9 (5.70%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (5.70%) SQL Server
5 7 (4.43%) Couchbase
6 5 (3.16%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.53%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.53%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.90%) Redis
9 2 (1.27%) Big Data
9 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.63%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.63%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.63%) Riak
10 1 (0.63%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 38 (24.05%) Maven
2 37 (23.42%) Cucumber
3 35 (22.15%) JUnit
4 31 (19.62%) Jenkins
5 20 (12.66%) Git (software)
6 17 (10.76%) Selenium
7 14 (8.86%) JIRA
7 14 (8.86%) Mockito
8 10 (6.33%) Eclipse
8 10 (6.33%) Gradle
9 9 (5.70%) Subversion
9 9 (5.70%) Visual Studio
10 6 (3.80%) Ant
10 6 (3.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (3.16%) WebDriver
12 4 (2.53%) Hudson
12 4 (2.53%) Spock
12 4 (2.53%) TestNG
13 3 (1.90%) SoapUI
General
1 25 (15.82%) Publishing
2 13 (8.23%) Finance
3 10 (6.33%) Banking
4 6 (3.80%) Games
5 3 (1.90%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.90%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.90%) Retail
6 2 (1.27%) Military
6 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.63%) Automotive
7 1 (0.63%) Law
7 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (43.67%) Spring
2 38 (24.05%) HTML
2 38 (24.05%) Web Services
3 32 (20.25%) RESTful
4 24 (15.19%) XML
5 23 (14.56%) REST
6 21 (13.29%) HTML5
6 21 (13.29%) JSON
7 17 (10.76%) AngularJS
8 15 (9.49%) .NET
8 15 (9.49%) CSS
8 15 (9.49%) J2EE
9 14 (8.86%) Hibernate
10 13 (8.23%) Java EE
11 11 (6.96%) EJB
12 10 (6.33%) Spring Boot
13 9 (5.70%) Node.js
13 9 (5.70%) Play Framework
14 8 (5.06%) Kafka
14 8 (5.06%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.96%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.80%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.80%) Replication
4 3 (1.90%) Social Media
5 2 (1.27%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.27%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.27%) RIA
5 2 (1.27%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.63%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.63%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (0.63%) Blog
6 1 (0.63%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.63%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.63%) NHS
6 1 (0.63%) Statistics
6 1 (0.63%) User Experience
6 1 (0.63%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 36 (22.78%) Linux
2 11 (6.96%) Windows
3 8 (5.06%) Android
3 8 (5.06%) Apple iOS
3 8 (5.06%) Unix
4 1 (0.63%) CentOS
4 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (70.25%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (46.20%) Software Engineering
3 67 (42.41%) TDD
4 53 (33.54%) Scrum
5 34 (21.52%) BDD
6 27 (17.09%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (17.09%) DevOps
7 20 (12.66%) Microservices
8 17 (10.76%) Automated Testing
8 17 (10.76%) MVC
9 16 (10.13%) Open Source
9 16 (10.13%) SDLC
10 15 (9.49%) Pair Programming
11 14 (8.86%) Kanban
11 14 (8.86%) Mentoring
11 14 (8.86%) Migration
11 14 (8.86%) OO
11 14 (8.86%) Unit Testing
12 11 (6.96%) BPMN
12 11 (6.96%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 158 (100.00%) Java
2 48 (30.38%) JavaScript
3 42 (26.58%) SQL
4 27 (17.09%) Python
5 22 (13.92%) C#
5 22 (13.92%) C++
5 22 (13.92%) Ruby
6 20 (12.66%) Scala
7 8 (5.06%) Bash Shell
8 7 (4.43%) Groovy
9 6 (3.80%) Go
10 5 (3.16%) C
11 4 (2.53%) PHP
11 4 (2.53%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.90%) Perl
12 3 (1.90%) XPath
12 3 (1.90%) XQuery
13 2 (1.27%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.27%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.63%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 16 (10.13%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.23%) Degree
3 12 (7.59%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.27%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.27%) ISEB
5 2 (1.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.06%) SDET
2 6 (3.80%) QA
3 1 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.63%) ISO20022
System Software
1 17 (10.76%) Docker
2 3 (1.90%) vSphere
3 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (3.80%) Puppet
2 3 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.63%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (6.33%) Oracle
2 6 (3.80%) Adobe
2 6 (3.80%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.16%) Telerik
4 3 (1.90%) Facebook
5 2 (1.27%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.27%) VMware
6 1 (0.63%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.63%) Google
6 1 (0.63%) HP
6 1 (0.63%) IBM
6 1 (0.63%) Luciad
6 1 (0.63%) MapR
6 1 (0.63%) Sybase
6 1 (0.63%) Xamarin
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