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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Software Developer
Rank 550 571 554
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Developer 76 41 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.079% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.084% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 32 23
Average daily rate £441 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.31% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £518 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £450
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -13.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £39.38 £43.13 £31.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% +35.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.38 £43.13 £31.92
% change year-on-year
-8.69% +35.10%

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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +37 76 £441 +9.96% 51
London +36 34 £543 +14.21% 22
South West +28 26 £400 +3.22% 9
South East +12 11 £375 -8.53% 6
Swindon +4 8 £400 +3.22%
Wiltshire +2 8 £400 +3.22% 1
Gloucestershire - 7 £520 - 2
Hampshire +7 5 £375 +2.73%
Bristol +3 4 £325 - 4
Somerset - 4 - - 2
City of London - 4 - - 3
Yeovil - 3 - -
East of England -1 2 £375 -11.76% 4
Kent -6 2 £538 - 1
Surrey -10 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire +6 1 £375 -9.36% 2
West Yorkshire -11 1 £365 +5.79% 1
Leeds -12 1 £365 +5.79% 1
North West -19 1 £415 +10.51% 5
Yorkshire -22 1 £365 +5.79% 2
West Midlands - 1 £375 - 3
Coventry - 1 £375 -
Norfolk - 1 £413 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £375 -
Staines - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £375 -
Middlesex - 1 £345 -
West Sussex - 1 £375 - 1
Norwich - 1 £413 -
Bromley - 1 £500 -

Java Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 111 (100.00%) Java
2 63 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (36.04%) Spring
4 39 (35.14%) Linux
5 36 (32.43%) Software Engineering
6 34 (30.63%) Finance
7 32 (28.83%) TDD
8 29 (26.13%) JavaScript
9 28 (25.23%) Unix
10 27 (24.32%) SQL
10 27 (24.32%) HTML
11 26 (23.42%) Maven
11 26 (23.42%) Scrum
12 25 (22.52%) REST
12 25 (22.52%) Jenkins
13 23 (20.72%) JUnit
13 23 (20.72%) OO
13 23 (20.72%) BDD
14 22 (19.82%) Hibernate
15 21 (18.92%) Git (software)
15 21 (18.92%) SDLC
16 19 (17.12%) AngularJS
17 17 (15.32%) Web Services
18 16 (14.41%) JBoss
18 16 (14.41%) CSS
18 16 (14.41%) J2EE
19 15 (13.51%) Cucumber
20 14 (12.61%) Mockito
20 14 (12.61%) Banking
20 14 (12.61%) Tomcat

Java Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 16 (14.41%) JBoss
2 14 (12.61%) Tomcat
3 8 (7.21%) Apache
3 8 (7.21%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (7.21%) WebSphere
4 7 (6.31%) Node.js
4 7 (6.31%) WebLogic
5 6 (5.41%) Jetty
6 2 (1.80%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.80%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.80%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.80%) nginx
7 1 (0.90%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.90%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.90%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.90%) Confluence
7 1 (0.90%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.90%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.01%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.70%) Amazon S3
2 3 (2.70%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.80%) PaaS
3 2 (1.80%) SaaS
4 1 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.90%) GitHub
4 1 (0.90%) Heroku
4 1 (0.90%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.01%) HTTP
2 5 (4.50%) Internet
2 5 (4.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.80%) H.323
3 2 (1.80%) SAN
3 2 (1.80%) SSL
4 1 (0.90%) Firewall
4 1 (0.90%) FTP
4 1 (0.90%) LDAP
4 1 (0.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.61%) NoSQL
2 11 (9.91%) MongoDB
3 10 (9.01%) Apache Cassandra
3 10 (9.01%) MySQL
4 8 (7.21%) Relational Database
5 6 (5.41%) SQL Server
6 4 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.70%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.70%) Hazelcast
8 2 (1.80%) DB2
8 2 (1.80%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.80%) Neo4j
8 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.90%) DTS
9 1 (0.90%) GIS
9 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (23.42%) Maven
2 25 (22.52%) Jenkins
3 23 (20.72%) JUnit
4 21 (18.92%) Git (software)
5 15 (13.51%) Cucumber
6 14 (12.61%) Mockito
7 11 (9.91%) Subversion
8 8 (7.21%) Eclipse
9 7 (6.31%) Selenium
10 6 (5.41%) IntelliJ
10 6 (5.41%) Protractor
11 5 (4.50%) Gradle
12 4 (3.60%) JIRA
13 2 (1.80%) Artifactory
13 2 (1.80%) Bugzilla
13 2 (1.80%) Gerrit
13 2 (1.80%) GitLab
13 2 (1.80%) JBehave
13 2 (1.80%) JProfiler
13 2 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 34 (30.63%) Finance
2 14 (12.61%) Banking
3 10 (9.01%) Games
4 7 (6.31%) Investment Banking
4 7 (6.31%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.80%) Electronics
5 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.80%) Marketing
6 1 (0.90%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.90%) Automotive
6 1 (0.90%) Front Office
6 1 (0.90%) Law
6 1 (0.90%) Retail
6 1 (0.90%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (36.04%) Spring
2 27 (24.32%) HTML
3 25 (22.52%) REST
4 22 (19.82%) Hibernate
5 19 (17.12%) AngularJS
6 17 (15.32%) Web Services
7 16 (14.41%) CSS
7 16 (14.41%) J2EE
8 10 (9.01%) HTML5
9 8 (7.21%) Java EE
10 7 (6.31%) JSP
10 7 (6.31%) RESTful
11 6 (5.41%) JSON
11 6 (5.41%) Middleware
11 6 (5.41%) RESTEasy
11 6 (5.41%) SOAP
11 6 (5.41%) XML
11 6 (5.41%) YAML
12 5 (4.50%) GWT
12 5 (4.50%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.21%) N-Tier
3 4 (3.60%) Derivative
4 3 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.70%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.70%) User Experience
5 1 (0.90%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.90%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.90%) DTV
5 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.90%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.90%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.90%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.90%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.90%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 39 (35.14%) Linux
2 28 (25.23%) Unix
3 3 (2.70%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.80%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.80%) CentOS
4 2 (1.80%) Windows
5 1 (0.90%) AIX
5 1 (0.90%) Android
5 1 (0.90%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (32.43%) Software Engineering
3 32 (28.83%) TDD
4 26 (23.42%) Scrum
5 23 (20.72%) BDD
5 23 (20.72%) OO
6 21 (18.92%) SDLC
7 13 (11.71%) Unit Testing
8 12 (10.81%) Multithreading
9 11 (9.91%) Pair Programming
10 10 (9.01%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (9.01%) Migration
11 9 (8.11%) Concurrent Programming
11 9 (8.11%) Electronic Trading
11 9 (8.11%) Microservices
11 9 (8.11%) Risk Management
12 8 (7.21%) OOD
13 7 (6.31%) Web Application Development
14 6 (5.41%) Kanban
15 5 (4.50%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 111 (100.00%) Java
2 29 (26.13%) JavaScript
3 27 (24.32%) SQL
4 9 (8.11%) C#
4 9 (8.11%) C++
4 9 (8.11%) Scala
5 8 (7.21%) C
5 8 (7.21%) Python
6 6 (5.41%) Ruby
7 4 (3.60%) Go
7 4 (3.60%) Perl
8 3 (2.70%) Groovy
8 3 (2.70%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.80%) Erlang
9 2 (1.80%) PHP
9 2 (1.80%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.90%) COBOL
10 1 (0.90%) Haskell
10 1 (0.90%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.31%) DV Cleared
3 4 (3.60%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.70%) Degree
5 2 (1.80%) ISEB
5 2 (1.80%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.80%) FedRAMP
1 2 (1.80%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (1.80%) Docker
2 1 (0.90%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (1.80%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.80%) Nagios
1 2 (1.80%) Opsview
1 2 (1.80%) Puppet
2 1 (0.90%) Oozie
2 1 (0.90%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (10.81%) Oracle
1 12 (10.81%) Sybase
2 4 (3.60%) Google
3 2 (1.80%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.80%) SAP
4 1 (0.90%) Akamai
4 1 (0.90%) IBM
4 1 (0.90%) Sunopsis
4 1 (0.90%) Teradata