The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Java Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Software Engineer
Rank 553 542 534
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 90 99 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 65 70
Median daily rate £437 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.88% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £324 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £410 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +28.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 1
Median hourly rate £38.50 £55.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +69.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £55.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +69.23%

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
50276 53000 51116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 32796 33319 31430
Median daily rate £425 £400 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1494 2025 2060
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Java Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Java Software Engineer in the job title.

Java Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Java Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java Software Engineer within the UK.

Java Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Java Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

Java Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Java Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java Software Engineer within the UK.

Java Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Java Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 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 +10 90 £437 -10.81% 50
South East +20 32 £475 +11.76% 8
West Midlands -3 18 £415 +43.10% 1
London -4 17 £500 -9.09% 19
Shropshire - 13 £415 -
Telford - 12 £415 -
Oxfordshire +14 10 £413 -6.25% 1
Oxford +10 10 £413 -16.24%
South West -7 9 £369 +34.09% 10
Kent - 9 £750 -
West Yorkshire +12 8 £570 +78.12% 4
Leeds 0 8 £570 +78.12% 4
Yorkshire -3 8 £570 +72.72% 4
Middlesex - 8 £338 -
Somerset +1 6 £375 - 5
North East - 5 £450 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £450 -
Bath - 4 £375 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £500 -
Tonbridge - 3 £750 -
Yeovil 0 2 - -
Hampshire -1 2 £450 +5.88% 1
Coventry -7 2 £388 +33.62%
West Sussex - 2 £475 - 1
City of London +40 1 - - 5
Reading -4 1 - - 2
Berkshire -9 1 - - 2
Dorset -10 1 £363 +31.81%
North West -16 1 £400 -5.88% 2
Worcestershire - 1 £400 - 1

Java Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, Java Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 170 (100.00%) Java
2 166 (97.65%) Software Engineering
3 108 (63.53%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (35.88%) TDD
5 57 (33.53%) Spring
6 49 (28.82%) SQL
7 47 (27.65%) JavaScript
7 47 (27.65%) Linux
8 40 (23.53%) Web Services
8 40 (23.53%) DevOps
9 38 (22.35%) MongoDB
9 38 (22.35%) Scala
9 38 (22.35%) C++
10 37 (21.76%) HTML
11 35 (20.59%) REST
12 34 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
12 34 (20.00%) Microservices
12 34 (20.00%) Unix
12 34 (20.00%) Scrum
13 33 (19.41%) J2EE
14 31 (18.24%) Oracle
15 29 (17.06%) Hibernate
15 29 (17.06%) Security Cleared
15 29 (17.06%) BDD
16 28 (16.47%) Docker
17 27 (15.88%) Continuous Integration
17 27 (15.88%) JSON
17 27 (15.88%) XML
17 27 (15.88%) CSS
18 23 (13.53%) UML

Java Software Engineer 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 18 (10.59%) WebLogic
2 17 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 13 (7.65%) Cloud Foundry
4 11 (6.47%) Apache Spark
4 11 (6.47%) JBoss
4 11 (6.47%) OpenStack
5 10 (5.88%) WebLogic Portal
6 7 (4.12%) Apache
6 7 (4.12%) WebSphere
7 6 (3.53%) Confluence
8 5 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.76%) Jetty
9 3 (1.76%) nginx
10 2 (1.18%) Apache Solr
10 2 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.59%) GemFire
11 1 (0.59%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.59%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (7.06%) PaaS
4 9 (5.29%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (5.29%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (5.29%) Heroku
5 8 (4.71%) Google App Engine
5 8 (4.71%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (2.94%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 5 (2.94%) SaaS
7 3 (1.76%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (1.18%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.59%) AdWords
9 1 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.59%) GitHub
9 1 (0.59%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.59%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.88%) HTTP
2 5 (2.94%) AMQP
3 4 (2.35%) Internet
4 1 (0.59%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.59%) SNMP
4 1 (0.59%) SpaceWire
4 1 (0.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (22.35%) MongoDB
2 19 (11.18%) Apache Cassandra
2 19 (11.18%) Relational Database
3 16 (9.41%) Hadoop
4 13 (7.65%) NoSQL
5 11 (6.47%) MySQL
6 8 (4.71%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (4.12%) Redis
8 6 (3.53%) Big Data
8 6 (3.53%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.18%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.59%) DB2
10 1 (0.59%) HBase
10 1 (0.59%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.59%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 23 (13.53%) Git (software)
2 19 (11.18%) JUnit
3 18 (10.59%) Jenkins
4 17 (10.00%) Selenium
5 16 (9.41%) Eclipse
6 13 (7.65%) Maven
7 12 (7.06%) Mockito
8 8 (4.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (4.71%) Rational DOORS
8 8 (4.71%) Subversion
9 7 (4.12%) Gradle
9 7 (4.12%) JIRA
10 6 (3.53%) Cucumber
11 5 (2.94%) Visual Studio
12 4 (2.35%) IntelliJ
12 4 (2.35%) NetBeans
13 3 (1.76%) Android Studio
13 3 (1.76%) Grunt
13 3 (1.76%) gulp
13 3 (1.76%) TestNG
General
1 21 (12.35%) Finance
2 8 (4.71%) Aerospace
3 6 (3.53%) Electronics
4 5 (2.94%) Games
4 5 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.94%) Military
5 4 (2.35%) Banking
6 3 (1.76%) Back Office
6 3 (1.76%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.76%) Marketing
6 3 (1.76%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.18%) Publishing
7 2 (1.18%) Retail
8 1 (0.59%) Advertising
8 1 (0.59%) Automotive
8 1 (0.59%) Avionics
8 1 (0.59%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (33.53%) Spring
2 40 (23.53%) Web Services
3 37 (21.76%) HTML
4 35 (20.59%) REST
5 33 (19.41%) J2EE
6 29 (17.06%) Hibernate
7 27 (15.88%) CSS
7 27 (15.88%) JSON
7 27 (15.88%) XML
8 21 (12.35%) Node.js
9 20 (11.76%) HTML5
10 19 (11.18%) AngularJS
11 18 (10.59%) Play Framework
12 17 (10.00%) RESTful
12 17 (10.00%) SOAP
13 15 (8.82%) J2SE
14 14 (8.24%) RabbitMQ
15 11 (6.47%) CSS3
16 10 (5.88%) Java EE
17 9 (5.29%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.53%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.94%) Algorithms
3 5 (2.94%) Cloud Native
3 5 (2.94%) Data Integration
3 5 (2.94%) User Experience
4 4 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.35%) Semantic Web
5 3 (1.76%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.76%) Physics
6 2 (1.18%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.18%) Derivative
6 2 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.59%) Clustering
7 1 (0.59%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.59%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.59%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.59%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.59%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.59%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 47 (27.65%) Linux
2 34 (20.00%) Unix
3 9 (5.29%) Windows
4 5 (2.94%) Mac OS X
5 4 (2.35%) Android
6 3 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.76%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.18%) AIX
8 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.59%) CentOS
8 1 (0.59%) Fedora
8 1 (0.59%) HPUX
8 1 (0.59%) NetWare
8 1 (0.59%) Solaris
8 1 (0.59%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (97.65%) Software Engineering
2 108 (63.53%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (35.88%) TDD
4 40 (23.53%) DevOps
5 34 (20.00%) Microservices
5 34 (20.00%) Scrum
6 29 (17.06%) BDD
7 27 (15.88%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (13.53%) UML
9 22 (12.94%) Open Source
10 20 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
11 19 (11.18%) OO
12 17 (10.00%) Multithreading
12 17 (10.00%) Unit Testing
13 13 (7.65%) E-Commerce
14 11 (6.47%) High Availability
14 11 (6.47%) SOA
15 9 (5.29%) Pair Programming
15 9 (5.29%) Regression Testing
16 8 (4.71%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 170 (100.00%) Java
2 49 (28.82%) SQL
3 47 (27.65%) JavaScript
4 38 (22.35%) C++
4 38 (22.35%) Scala
5 23 (13.53%) Ruby
6 21 (12.35%) C#
7 16 (9.41%) C
8 15 (8.82%) Go
9 13 (7.65%) Python
10 10 (5.88%) Perl
11 9 (5.29%) Ada
11 9 (5.29%) Bash Shell
12 5 (2.94%) Groovy
13 4 (2.35%) PHP
13 4 (2.35%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.18%) Haskell
14 2 (1.18%) R
14 2 (1.18%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.59%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 29 (17.06%) Security Cleared
2 19 (11.18%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.12%) Degree
4 5 (2.94%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.94%) QA
2 3 (1.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.59%) ECSS
System Software
1 28 (16.47%) Docker
2 6 (3.53%) vSphere
3 2 (1.18%) Apache Flume
3 2 (1.18%) Cygwin
4 1 (0.59%) etcd
4 1 (0.59%) GPFS
4 1 (0.59%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.59%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 21 (12.35%) Puppet
2 11 (6.47%) Kubernetes
3 6 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.35%) Ansible
5 2 (1.18%) Kibana
5 2 (1.18%) logstash
5 2 (1.18%) Mesos
5 2 (1.18%) OpenAM
5 2 (1.18%) Salt
6 1 (0.59%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.59%) Consul
6 1 (0.59%) Graphite
6 1 (0.59%) OpenSSO
6 1 (0.59%) StatsD
6 1 (0.59%) Sun Identity Manager
Vendors
1 31 (18.24%) Oracle
2 13 (7.65%) webMethods
3 10 (5.88%) Google
4 8 (4.71%) Adobe
5 6 (3.53%) Luciad
6 2 (1.18%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.18%) ForgeRock
6 2 (1.18%) IBM
6 2 (1.18%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.18%) Sun
6 2 (1.18%) Telelogic
6 2 (1.18%) VMware
7 1 (0.59%) Informatica
7 1 (0.59%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.59%) Perforce
7 1 (0.59%) SAP
7 1 (0.59%) Sunopsis
7 1 (0.59%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.59%) Veritas
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