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 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 Engineer
UK
Rank 498 569 546
Rank change year-on-year
+71 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 96 60 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 32 43
Median daily rate £450 £415 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +10.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £340 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £600 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.06% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 5
Median hourly rate £40.63 £45.63 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% +14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £40.25 £34.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £45.63 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-9.04% +14.06%

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 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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017.

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 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 +62 74 £475 +12.42% 55
London +38 32 £475 - 17
South East +29 15 £560 +7.69% 12
Wales +19 11 £450 +38.46% 2
South West +1 11 £497 +16.94% 10
Scotland +38 10 £325 -8.77% 1
Yorkshire +24 8 £410 -2.38% 4
Glasgow - 8 £325 -
Somerset -6 7 - - 2
Oxfordshire - 7 £600 - 3
Yeovil -2 6 - - 1
Oxford - 6 £600 - 1
West Yorkshire +21 5 £410 -2.38% 3
South Wales +21 5 £438 +34.61% 2
Leeds +6 5 £410 -2.38% 3
Swansea - 5 £438 -
West Wales - 5 £438 -
City of London 0 4 £500 +21.21% 2
East Midlands - 4 - -
Cardiff +21 3 £438 +34.61%
Hampshire +10 3 £400 - 2
East of England +2 3 £400 +6.66% 7
South Yorkshire - 3 £325 - 1
Edinburgh +19 2 £275 -18.51% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 2 - -
Gloucestershire 0 2 £500 +11.11%
Farnborough - 2 £400 - 1
Berkshire +21 1 - - 3
Surrey +16 1 - - 3
North West +15 1 - - 3

Java Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 185 (98.93%) Java
2 178 (95.19%) Software Engineering
3 127 (67.91%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (40.64%) Spring
5 70 (37.43%) TDD
6 69 (36.90%) Scrum
7 54 (28.88%) Linux
8 47 (25.13%) Web Services
9 46 (24.60%) Maven
9 46 (24.60%) BDD
10 45 (24.06%) Jenkins
11 41 (21.93%) SQL
11 41 (21.93%) OO
12 37 (19.79%) DevOps
13 36 (19.25%) HTML
14 35 (18.72%) RESTful
15 34 (18.18%) Security Cleared
15 34 (18.18%) JUnit
15 34 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
16 33 (17.65%) REST
16 33 (17.65%) JavaScript
17 32 (17.11%) Git (software)
17 32 (17.11%) Continuous Integration
18 31 (16.58%) C#
18 31 (16.58%) Cucumber
19 30 (16.04%) C++
19 30 (16.04%) UML
20 28 (14.97%) Tomcat
21 27 (14.44%) Python
22 25 (13.37%) Unit Testing

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 28 (14.97%) Tomcat
2 23 (12.30%) JBoss
3 22 (11.76%) Apache
4 20 (10.70%) WebSphere
5 16 (8.56%) WebSphere Application Server
6 13 (6.95%) WebLogic
7 12 (6.42%) Confluence
8 11 (5.88%) WebSphere Process Server
9 10 (5.35%) Alfresco
10 8 (4.28%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (3.74%) nginx
12 5 (2.67%) Apache Pig
13 4 (2.14%) Apache Solr
13 4 (2.14%) Apache Spark
14 3 (1.60%) Jetty
15 2 (1.07%) Cloud Foundry
15 2 (1.07%) GlassFish
15 2 (1.07%) OpenStack
16 1 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 1 (0.53%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 34 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (8.02%) Amazon SQS
3 14 (7.49%) GitHub
4 11 (5.88%) Amazon S3
5 8 (4.28%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (3.74%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.67%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (2.67%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (1.07%) SaaS
10 1 (0.53%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.53%) Heroku
10 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.42%) HTTP
2 7 (3.74%) Internet
3 5 (2.67%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.60%) SSL
5 2 (1.07%) BGP
5 2 (1.07%) DNS
5 2 (1.07%) LDAP
6 1 (0.53%) Broadband
6 1 (0.53%) DVB
6 1 (0.53%) IPv4
6 1 (0.53%) IPv6
6 1 (0.53%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.63%) MongoDB
1 18 (9.63%) NoSQL
2 11 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (5.35%) Hadoop
4 9 (4.81%) Big Data
5 8 (4.28%) MySQL
5 8 (4.28%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (2.67%) Apache Hive
6 5 (2.67%) Redis
7 4 (2.14%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.60%) Apache Accumulo
8 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (1.07%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.07%) OrientDB
9 2 (1.07%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.53%) DB2
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 46 (24.60%) Maven
2 45 (24.06%) Jenkins
3 34 (18.18%) JUnit
4 32 (17.11%) Git (software)
5 31 (16.58%) Cucumber
6 24 (12.83%) JIRA
7 16 (8.56%) Mockito
8 15 (8.02%) Eclipse
9 11 (5.88%) Ant
9 11 (5.88%) Gradle
10 9 (4.81%) Rational DOORS
10 9 (4.81%) Selenium
11 7 (3.74%) Hudson
12 6 (3.21%) Subversion
13 5 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (2.67%) RSpec
14 4 (2.14%) Bugzilla
14 4 (2.14%) TeamCity
15 3 (1.60%) SoapUI
16 2 (1.07%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (10.16%) Finance
2 18 (9.63%) Publishing
3 11 (5.88%) Retail
4 8 (4.28%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.74%) Military
6 4 (2.14%) Aerospace
6 4 (2.14%) Banking
6 4 (2.14%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.07%) Electronics
7 2 (1.07%) Games
7 2 (1.07%) Marketing
8 1 (0.53%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (40.64%) Spring
2 47 (25.13%) Web Services
3 36 (19.25%) HTML
4 35 (18.72%) RESTful
5 33 (17.65%) REST
6 21 (11.23%) HTML5
7 20 (10.70%) Java EE
8 18 (9.63%) J2EE
8 18 (9.63%) XML
9 17 (9.09%) CSS
10 16 (8.56%) JSON
11 15 (8.02%) Hibernate
11 15 (8.02%) Spring Boot
12 14 (7.49%) Node.js
13 13 (6.95%) EJB
14 11 (5.88%) JMS
15 9 (4.81%) AngularJS
16 8 (4.28%) JSP
17 7 (3.74%) SOAP
17 7 (3.74%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.42%) User Experience
2 8 (4.28%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.21%) Algorithms
3 6 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.21%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (2.67%) Data Structures
4 5 (2.67%) Wiki
5 4 (2.14%) RIA
6 2 (1.07%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.07%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.53%) BBC
7 1 (0.53%) Clustering
7 1 (0.53%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.53%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.53%) Equities
7 1 (0.53%) IVR
7 1 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.53%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 54 (28.88%) Linux
2 17 (9.09%) Unix
3 5 (2.67%) Android
4 4 (2.14%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.60%) Windows
6 2 (1.07%) CentOS
6 2 (1.07%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.53%) MVS
7 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (95.19%) Software Engineering
2 127 (67.91%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (37.43%) TDD
4 69 (36.90%) Scrum
5 46 (24.60%) BDD
6 41 (21.93%) OO
7 37 (19.79%) DevOps
8 32 (17.11%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (16.04%) UML
10 25 (13.37%) Open Source
10 25 (13.37%) Unit Testing
11 20 (10.70%) Time Management
12 19 (10.16%) Microservices
12 19 (10.16%) Pair Programming
13 18 (9.63%) SDLC
14 17 (9.09%) Web Development
15 15 (8.02%) Migration
16 14 (7.49%) MVC
17 12 (6.42%) High Availability
18 11 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 185 (98.93%) Java
2 41 (21.93%) SQL
3 33 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 31 (16.58%) C#
5 30 (16.04%) C++
6 27 (14.44%) Python
7 16 (8.56%) Ruby
8 13 (6.95%) Scala
9 12 (6.42%) C
10 8 (4.28%) Go
11 7 (3.74%) Bash Shell
11 7 (3.74%) Shell Script
12 6 (3.21%) Ada
13 5 (2.67%) Clojure
13 5 (2.67%) Groovy
13 5 (2.67%) Perl
13 5 (2.67%) PHP
13 5 (2.67%) Rust
14 4 (2.14%) F#
15 3 (1.60%) XPath
Qualifications
1 34 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 24 (12.83%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.28%) Degree
4 5 (2.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.81%) QA
2 4 (2.14%) SDET
3 3 (1.60%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.53%) MiFID
4 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.53%) SAS 70
System Software
1 14 (7.49%) Docker
2 2 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.53%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.53%) HDFS
3 1 (0.53%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 7 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (3.74%) Puppet
2 6 (3.21%) Ansible
3 2 (1.07%) Grafana
3 2 (1.07%) Graphite
3 2 (1.07%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.53%) Kibana
4 1 (0.53%) Oozie
4 1 (0.53%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.53%) OpenSSO
4 1 (0.53%) Sun Identity Manager
Vendors
1 8 (4.28%) Oracle
2 6 (3.21%) Atlassian
3 4 (2.14%) Red Hat
4 3 (1.60%) Google
4 3 (1.60%) hybris
5 2 (1.07%) SAP
5 2 (1.07%) VMware
6 1 (0.53%) Adobe
6 1 (0.53%) Avaya
6 1 (0.53%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.53%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.53%) IBM
6 1 (0.53%) Luciad
6 1 (0.53%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.53%) Sun
6 1 (0.53%) Twitter
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