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 25 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Software Engineer
Rank 577 579 584
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 72 91 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 62 49
Median daily rate £466 £490 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.89% +8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £351 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £394 £336
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +17.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 5
Median hourly rate £43.25 £40.19 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.61% +14.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.63 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £55.00 £44.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £40.19 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +14.82%

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
50058 55053 53923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 32735 35187 32868
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2085 2143
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.70% +6.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 25 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Java Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 September 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 +9 64 £466 -4.89% 68
London -27 18 £500 -9.09% 22
South East +25 17 £466 +14.00% 11
Oxfordshire +6 15 £500 - 3
South West +14 11 £375 - 8
Oxford -7 11 £500 - 1
Somerset +16 7 £365 - 1
West Midlands - 7 £480 - 1
East of England +18 6 £363 -3.33% 12
Scotland +17 5 £413 +37.50% 7
Yeovil +2 4 - -
Kidlington - 4 £450 - 1
Wales +27 3 £500 +25.00%
South Wales +25 3 £500 +25.00%
Edinburgh +14 3 - - 3
Bristol +3 3 £430 +14.66% 2
Bath - 3 £365 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £350 - 4
Cambridgeshire +25 2 - - 5
Buckinghamshire +24 2 £375 -
North West +19 2 £400 -15.78% 6
Milton Keynes +15 2 £375 -
Manchester -1 2 £400 -8.57% 6
Telford - 2 £415 -
Shropshire - 2 £415 -
Newport - 2 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £438 -
Feltham - 2 £468 -
North East - 2 £438 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £438 -

Java Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 161 (99.38%) Java
2 157 (96.91%) Software Engineering
3 109 (67.28%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (45.68%) Spring
5 66 (40.74%) TDD
6 56 (34.57%) Linux
7 54 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 51 (31.48%) Amazon AWS
9 50 (30.86%) SQL
10 48 (29.63%) MongoDB
11 47 (29.01%) REST
11 47 (29.01%) Scala
11 47 (29.01%) JSON
12 46 (28.40%) DevOps
13 45 (27.78%) HTML
14 44 (27.16%) Web Services
15 42 (25.93%) Microservices
16 41 (25.31%) Open Source
17 40 (24.69%) Unix
18 39 (24.07%) XML
19 36 (22.22%) Tomcat
19 36 (22.22%) BDD
20 35 (21.60%) J2EE
20 35 (21.60%) Scrum
21 33 (20.37%) JUnit
22 32 (19.75%) Docker
22 32 (19.75%) WebLogic
23 30 (18.52%) RESTful
24 29 (17.90%) Git (software)
24 29 (17.90%) C++

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 36 (22.22%) Tomcat
2 32 (19.75%) WebLogic
3 21 (12.96%) Apache
4 20 (12.35%) JBoss
5 15 (9.26%) WebSphere
6 13 (8.02%) WebLogic Portal
7 11 (6.79%) Cloud Foundry
8 10 (6.17%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (6.17%) WebSphere Application Server
9 8 (4.94%) nginx
10 7 (4.32%) OpenStack
11 6 (3.70%) Apache Solr
11 6 (3.70%) Apache Spark
12 5 (3.09%) Jetty
13 4 (2.47%) Confluence
14 3 (1.85%) CMS
15 1 (0.62%) Alfresco
15 1 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.62%) GlassFish
15 1 (0.62%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 51 (31.48%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (9.88%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (9.88%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (8.64%) Amazon S3
5 12 (7.41%) Amazon SQS
6 10 (6.17%) Google App Engine
6 10 (6.17%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (4.32%) Heroku
7 7 (4.32%) PaaS
8 6 (3.70%) GitHub
9 5 (3.09%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (1.85%) SaaS
11 2 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (1.23%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.62%) AdWords
12 1 (0.62%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.17%) HTTP
2 7 (4.32%) Internet
3 5 (3.09%) AMQP
4 2 (1.23%) LDAP
4 2 (1.23%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.62%) SNMP
5 1 (0.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (29.63%) MongoDB
2 27 (16.67%) NoSQL
3 20 (12.35%) Relational Database
4 12 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra
4 12 (7.41%) Hadoop
4 12 (7.41%) MySQL
5 9 (5.56%) Big Data
6 8 (4.94%) Neo4j
7 7 (4.32%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (2.47%) Couchbase
8 4 (2.47%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.47%) Redis
9 3 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (1.85%) HBase
9 3 (1.85%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (1.23%) SQL Server
11 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.62%) SimpleDB
11 1 (0.62%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 33 (20.37%) JUnit
2 29 (17.90%) Git (software)
3 24 (14.81%) Selenium
4 21 (12.96%) Maven
5 20 (12.35%) Jenkins
6 16 (9.88%) Cucumber
7 15 (9.26%) Eclipse
8 12 (7.41%) Mockito
9 9 (5.56%) Gradle
9 9 (5.56%) IntelliJ
9 9 (5.56%) Subversion
10 6 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (3.70%) Rational DOORS
11 5 (3.09%) JIRA
12 4 (2.47%) Spock
13 3 (1.85%) Grunt
13 3 (1.85%) gulp
13 3 (1.85%) RSpec
14 2 (1.23%) Ant
14 2 (1.23%) TestNG
General
1 19 (11.73%) Finance
2 14 (8.64%) Publishing
3 6 (3.70%) Retail
4 4 (2.47%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.85%) Military
6 2 (1.23%) Back Office
6 2 (1.23%) Banking
6 2 (1.23%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.23%) Marketing
6 2 (1.23%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.62%) Advertising
7 1 (0.62%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.62%) Electronics
7 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (45.68%) Spring
2 47 (29.01%) JSON
2 47 (29.01%) REST
3 45 (27.78%) HTML
4 44 (27.16%) Web Services
5 39 (24.07%) XML
6 35 (21.60%) J2EE
7 30 (18.52%) RESTful
8 28 (17.28%) HTML5
9 25 (15.43%) Hibernate
9 25 (15.43%) Play Framework
10 23 (14.20%) AngularJS
10 23 (14.20%) CSS
11 21 (12.96%) Node.js
11 21 (12.96%) SOAP
12 19 (11.73%) J2SE
13 17 (10.49%) EJB
14 13 (8.02%) JMS
15 7 (4.32%) OAuth2
15 7 (4.32%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.32%) Semantic Web
2 7 (4.32%) User Experience
3 5 (3.09%) Cloud Native
3 5 (3.09%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.23%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.23%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.62%) Blog
5 1 (0.62%) MPEG
5 1 (0.62%) Ontologies
5 1 (0.62%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (0.62%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.62%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 56 (34.57%) Linux
2 40 (24.69%) Unix
3 4 (2.47%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.62%) Fedora
4 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.62%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (96.91%) Software Engineering
2 109 (67.28%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (40.74%) TDD
4 46 (28.40%) DevOps
5 42 (25.93%) Microservices
6 41 (25.31%) Open Source
7 36 (22.22%) BDD
8 35 (21.60%) Scrum
9 27 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (13.58%) OO
11 20 (12.35%) Web Development
12 19 (11.73%) Unit Testing
13 17 (10.49%) Continuous Delivery
14 16 (9.88%) E-Commerce
14 16 (9.88%) High Availability
15 12 (7.41%) SOA
16 11 (6.79%) Content Enrichment
17 9 (5.56%) Regression Testing
17 9 (5.56%) Time Management
17 9 (5.56%) UML
Programming Languages
1 161 (99.38%) Java
2 54 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 50 (30.86%) SQL
4 47 (29.01%) Scala
5 29 (17.90%) C++
6 21 (12.96%) C#
7 15 (9.26%) Ruby
8 13 (8.02%) Python
9 12 (7.41%) Go
10 8 (4.94%) Bash Shell
10 8 (4.94%) Perl
11 7 (4.32%) Ada
11 7 (4.32%) C
12 5 (3.09%) Groovy
13 2 (1.23%) PHP
13 2 (1.23%) XPath
13 2 (1.23%) XQuery
14 1 (0.62%) Jython
14 1 (0.62%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.94%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.62%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.41%) QA
2 3 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 32 (19.75%) Docker
2 4 (2.47%) Shibboleth
2 4 (2.47%) vSphere
3 1 (0.62%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.62%) etcd
3 1 (0.62%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 28 (17.28%) Puppet
2 8 (4.94%) Kubernetes
3 7 (4.32%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.09%) Ansible
4 5 (3.09%) OpenAM
5 4 (2.47%) OpenSSO
5 4 (2.47%) Sun Identity Manager
6 2 (1.23%) Kibana
6 2 (1.23%) logstash
6 2 (1.23%) Salt
7 1 (0.62%) Consul
7 1 (0.62%) Graphite
7 1 (0.62%) Mesos
7 1 (0.62%) StatsD
Vendors
1 20 (12.35%) Oracle
2 19 (11.73%) webMethods
3 12 (7.41%) Google
4 10 (6.17%) Adobe
5 6 (3.70%) Sun
6 5 (3.09%) ForgeRock
7 2 (1.23%) IBM
7 2 (1.23%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.62%) Apigee
8 1 (0.62%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.62%) Informatica
8 1 (0.62%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.62%) SAP
8 1 (0.62%) VMware
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