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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Software Developer
UK
Rank 512 557 575
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Developer 82 72 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.14% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.15% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 53 35
Median daily rate £418 £441 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.38% +10.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £571 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £382
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +1.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £43.00 £41.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.24% +3.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+4.24% +3.12%

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
42966 49399 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28025 31812 30247
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 1656 1895
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +50 78 £420 -4.81% 63
London +21 33 £438 -18.22% 24
South East +36 21 £435 +7.07% 12
Oxfordshire - 12 £485 - 6
Oxford - 11 £550 - 4
East of England +9 9 £350 -6.66% 4
Hampshire +10 5 £350 -6.66% 2
Essex - 5 £350 -
West Yorkshire +20 4 £275 -24.65% 5
Yorkshire +20 4 £275 -24.65% 8
South West -9 4 £472 +18.00% 5
Wimbledon - 4 £275 -
East Midlands - 4 - - 1
Leeds +4 3 - - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £350 - 1
North East - 3 £350 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 3 £350 - 1
Hertfordshire +1 2 £250 -33.33% 1
City of London -3 2 £405 - 5
South Wales - 2 £425 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £350 - 1
Devon - 2 £494 -
Portsmouth - 2 - -
St Albans - 2 £250 -
Cardiff - 2 £425 -
Exeter - 2 £494 -
Fareham - 2 £350 - 1
Wales - 2 £425 -
Surrey +16 1 £463 - 1
Bedfordshire +6 1 £365 -2.66%

Java Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 166 (100.00%) Java
2 115 (69.28%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (44.58%) Software Engineering
4 68 (40.96%) Spring
5 64 (38.55%) TDD
6 57 (34.34%) Scrum
7 46 (27.71%) JavaScript
8 42 (25.30%) SQL
9 41 (24.70%) Web Services
10 35 (21.08%) HTML
11 34 (20.48%) Maven
12 33 (19.88%) Cucumber
13 32 (19.28%) BDD
14 31 (18.67%) DevOps
14 31 (18.67%) Continuous Integration
14 31 (18.67%) RESTful
14 31 (18.67%) JUnit
15 28 (16.87%) REST
15 28 (16.87%) Linux
16 27 (16.27%) Jenkins
17 25 (15.06%) C#
18 24 (14.46%) XML
18 24 (14.46%) Amazon AWS
18 24 (14.46%) Microservices
19 23 (13.86%) Docker
19 23 (13.86%) JBoss
20 21 (12.65%) Tomcat
20 21 (12.65%) Git (software)
20 21 (12.65%) Automated Testing
21 20 (12.05%) C++

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 23 (13.86%) JBoss
2 21 (12.65%) Tomcat
3 19 (11.45%) WebSphere
4 17 (10.24%) WebSphere Application Server
5 13 (7.83%) Apache
6 11 (6.63%) WebSphere Process Server
7 10 (6.02%) Alfresco
8 8 (4.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 8 (4.82%) WebLogic
9 6 (3.61%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (3.01%) Confluence
11 4 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (1.81%) Apache Solr
12 3 (1.81%) CMS
12 3 (1.81%) Jetty
12 3 (1.81%) nginx
12 3 (1.81%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.60%) Lightstreamer
13 1 (0.60%) WebLogic Portal
13 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 6 (3.61%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.20%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 24 (14.46%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (9.04%) GitHub
3 7 (4.22%) Amazon S3
3 7 (4.22%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (2.41%) PaaS
6 3 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.81%) Google App Engine
6 3 (1.81%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.81%) Google Compute Engine
6 3 (1.81%) Heroku
6 3 (1.81%) SaaS
7 1 (0.60%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.60%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.60%) Dropbox
7 1 (0.60%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.23%) HTTP
2 5 (3.01%) LAN
3 3 (1.81%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.20%) Internet
4 2 (1.20%) LDAP
4 2 (1.20%) SSL
4 2 (1.20%) VoIP
4 2 (1.20%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.60%) Firewall
5 1 (0.60%) Intranet
5 1 (0.60%) MQTT
5 1 (0.60%) RTSP
5 1 (0.60%) Skype
5 1 (0.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.83%) MongoDB
2 11 (6.63%) MySQL
3 9 (5.42%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (4.82%) SQL Server
5 7 (4.22%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.61%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.41%) Couchbase
7 4 (2.41%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.81%) Redis
9 2 (1.20%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.60%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.60%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.60%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 34 (20.48%) Maven
2 33 (19.88%) Cucumber
3 31 (18.67%) JUnit
4 27 (16.27%) Jenkins
5 21 (12.65%) Git (software)
6 15 (9.04%) JIRA
7 14 (8.43%) Mockito
7 14 (8.43%) Selenium
8 11 (6.63%) Eclipse
9 8 (4.82%) Gradle
9 8 (4.82%) Visual Studio
10 7 (4.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (3.61%) Subversion
11 6 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (3.61%) WebDriver
12 5 (3.01%) Ant
13 4 (2.41%) Hudson
13 4 (2.41%) SoapUI
13 4 (2.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 3 (1.81%) Moq
General
1 20 (12.05%) Publishing
2 18 (10.84%) Finance
3 11 (6.63%) Banking
4 8 (4.82%) Games
5 4 (2.41%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.41%) Retail
6 3 (1.81%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.60%) Automotive
8 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.60%) Law
8 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (40.96%) Spring
2 41 (24.70%) Web Services
3 35 (21.08%) HTML
4 31 (18.67%) RESTful
5 28 (16.87%) REST
6 24 (14.46%) XML
7 20 (12.05%) HTML5
8 18 (10.84%) Hibernate
9 17 (10.24%) CSS
10 16 (9.64%) AngularJS
11 15 (9.04%) JSON
12 14 (8.43%) .NET
12 14 (8.43%) Java EE
13 13 (7.83%) Spring Boot
14 12 (7.23%) J2EE
15 10 (6.02%) EJB
15 10 (6.02%) Ruby on Rails
16 8 (4.82%) Play Framework
17 7 (4.22%) Kafka
17 7 (4.22%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.23%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.01%) Client/Server
3 5 (3.01%) Replication
4 4 (2.41%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (2.41%) Social Media
5 2 (1.20%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.20%) Derivative
5 2 (1.20%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (1.20%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.20%) RIA
5 2 (1.20%) User Experience
6 1 (0.60%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.60%) Blog
6 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.60%) Equities
6 1 (0.60%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.60%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.60%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.60%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 28 (16.87%) Linux
2 12 (7.23%) Android
2 12 (7.23%) Apple iOS
3 9 (5.42%) Windows
4 6 (3.61%) Unix
5 1 (0.60%) CentOS
5 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (69.28%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (44.58%) Software Engineering
3 64 (38.55%) TDD
4 57 (34.34%) Scrum
5 32 (19.28%) BDD
6 31 (18.67%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (18.67%) DevOps
7 24 (14.46%) Microservices
8 21 (12.65%) Automated Testing
9 19 (11.45%) Mentoring
10 18 (10.84%) Kanban
11 17 (10.24%) SDLC
12 16 (9.64%) OO
12 16 (9.64%) Pair Programming
13 15 (9.04%) MVC
14 14 (8.43%) Open Source
15 13 (7.83%) Migration
15 13 (7.83%) Unit Testing
16 12 (7.23%) Test Automation
17 11 (6.63%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 166 (100.00%) Java
2 46 (27.71%) JavaScript
3 42 (25.30%) SQL
4 25 (15.06%) C#
5 20 (12.05%) C++
6 19 (11.45%) Ruby
7 18 (10.84%) Python
8 17 (10.24%) Scala
9 7 (4.22%) Groovy
10 6 (3.61%) Bash Shell
10 6 (3.61%) Go
11 5 (3.01%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.41%) C
12 4 (2.41%) PHP
13 3 (1.81%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.81%) XPath
13 3 (1.81%) XQuery
14 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.60%) Ada
15 1 (0.60%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (9.64%) Degree
2 13 (7.83%) Security Cleared
3 11 (6.63%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.20%) ISEB
4 2 (1.20%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.22%) QA
1 7 (4.22%) SDET
2 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.60%) ISO20022
2 1 (0.60%) MiFID
System Software
1 23 (13.86%) Docker
2 3 (1.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.01%) Puppet
2 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.60%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (6.63%) Oracle
2 8 (4.82%) Adobe
3 6 (3.61%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.01%) Telerik
5 4 (2.41%) Facebook
5 4 (2.41%) Google
6 3 (1.81%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.20%) IBM
7 2 (1.20%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.20%) Sybase
8 1 (0.60%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.60%) HP
8 1 (0.60%) Luciad
8 1 (0.60%) MapR
8 1 (0.60%) Xamarin