The table below looks at the statistics for the Java Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Software Engineer
Rank 528 551 540
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 72 48 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.089% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.096% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 40 18
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£490 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.12% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £282 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 1 2
Average hourly rate £55.00 £32.50 £27.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.23% +19.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £32.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+69.23% +14.03%

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
51861 49855 45545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.57% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32669 30609 26369
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1945 1977 2127
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

Java Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java Software Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015.

Java Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Java Software Engineer
Top 28 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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. 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
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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 +12 66 £490 +53.12% 33
London +12 29 £550 +29.41% 12
South West +14 16 £275 -24.13% 7
Somerset - 15 - - 1
Templecombe - 12 - - 1
South East -25 8 £425 -8.10% 6
Yorkshire -28 7 £330 +3.12% 2
Paddington - 6 £525 -
Scotland +4 5 £270 -40.00%
Oxfordshire -19 5 £410 +36.66% 5
South Yorkshire - 5 £330 -
Sheffield - 5 £330 -
Reading +7 3 £450 -
Berkshire +2 3 £450 -
Edinburgh -3 3 £270 -40.00%
East Midlands -6 3 - - 2
North West -17 3 £425 +32.81% 1
Cheshire - 3 £425 -
Leeds -31 2 £348 +8.59% 1
West Yorkshire -34 2 £348 +8.59% 2
Fife - 2 - -
City of London -1 1 £550 +12.24% 3
Dorset - 1 £275 -
Wells - 1 - -
Yeovil - 1 - -
Kidlington - 1 £410 -
Oxford - 1 £500 - 4
Poole - 1 £275 -

Java Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Java Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 115 (100.00%) Java
2 114 (99.13%) Software Engineering
3 64 (55.65%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (38.26%) Spring
5 42 (36.52%) TDD
6 38 (33.04%) Web Services
7 37 (32.17%) UML
8 35 (30.43%) HTML
9 32 (27.83%) XML
9 32 (27.83%) OO
9 32 (27.83%) WebSphere
10 31 (26.96%) MVC
10 31 (26.96%) SQL
11 30 (26.09%) Oracle
11 30 (26.09%) JavaScript
12 29 (25.22%) Unit Testing
12 29 (25.22%) Security Cleared
12 29 (25.22%) Git (software)
13 28 (24.35%) Apache Camel
14 27 (23.48%) HTML5
14 27 (23.48%) JSON
14 27 (23.48%) CSS
15 25 (21.74%) JUnit
16 24 (20.87%) Tomcat
17 23 (20.00%) SOA
17 23 (20.00%) Scrum
17 23 (20.00%) SC Cleared
18 21 (18.26%) Python
18 21 (18.26%) J2EE
19 20 (17.39%) C++

Java Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Java Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 32 (27.83%) WebSphere
2 24 (20.87%) Tomcat
3 20 (17.39%) JBoss
4 19 (16.52%) WebLogic
5 16 (13.91%) MQSeries
5 16 (13.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (7.83%) Apache
7 7 (6.09%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (2.61%) Jetty
9 1 (0.87%) Node.js
9 1 (0.87%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.87%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.87%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.09%) Amazon SQS
3 6 (5.22%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.87%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.48%) Internet
2 2 (1.74%) HTTP
3 1 (0.87%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.43%) Hadoop
1 12 (10.43%) Big Data
2 6 (5.22%) NoSQL
3 5 (4.35%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.48%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.61%) MySQL
6 2 (1.74%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.87%) Informix
7 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 29 (25.22%) Git (software)
2 25 (21.74%) JUnit
3 16 (13.91%) JIRA
3 16 (13.91%) Selenium
3 16 (13.91%) Talend Open Studio
4 15 (13.04%) Ant
5 12 (10.43%) Maven
6 11 (9.57%) Eclipse
6 11 (9.57%) Jenkins
7 7 (6.09%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (5.22%) Cucumber
9 5 (4.35%) ClearQuest
9 5 (4.35%) ClearCase
10 4 (3.48%) Subversion
11 3 (2.61%) Mockito
11 3 (2.61%) Gradle
12 2 (1.74%) Rational Rhapsody
12 2 (1.74%) Mercurial
13 1 (0.87%) Hudson
13 1 (0.87%) Introscope
General
1 12 (10.43%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.96%) Aerospace
3 7 (6.09%) Finance
4 6 (5.22%) Front Office
5 5 (4.35%) Games
5 5 (4.35%) Military
5 5 (4.35%) Banking
6 4 (3.48%) Retail
7 3 (2.61%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.74%) Publishing
8 2 (1.74%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (38.26%) Spring
2 38 (33.04%) Web Services
3 35 (30.43%) HTML
4 32 (27.83%) XML
5 28 (24.35%) Apache Camel
6 27 (23.48%) HTML5
6 27 (23.48%) CSS
6 27 (23.48%) JSON
7 21 (18.26%) J2EE
8 18 (15.65%) AngularJS
9 17 (14.78%) REST
10 16 (13.91%) PhoneGap
10 16 (13.91%) jQuery
11 15 (13.04%) CSS3
12 12 (10.43%) Hibernate
13 10 (8.70%) Java EE
13 10 (8.70%) SOAP
14 9 (7.83%) Spring MVC
14 9 (7.83%) RESTful
15 8 (6.96%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.65%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (4.35%) Fixed Income
4 4 (3.48%) Mobile Games
4 4 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.87%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.87%) Grid Computing
5 1 (0.87%) Interactive TV
5 1 (0.87%) IPTV
5 1 (0.87%) Web 2.0
5 1 (0.87%) Derivative
5 1 (0.87%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (0.87%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.87%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.87%) RIA
5 1 (0.87%) MHEG
5 1 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 18 (15.65%) Linux
2 8 (6.96%) UNIX
3 6 (5.22%) AIX
4 2 (1.74%) Windows
4 2 (1.74%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (99.13%) Software Engineering
2 64 (55.65%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (36.52%) TDD
4 37 (32.17%) UML
5 32 (27.83%) OO
6 31 (26.96%) MVC
7 29 (25.22%) Unit Testing
8 23 (20.00%) Scrum
8 23 (20.00%) SOA
9 20 (17.39%) OOP
10 19 (16.52%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (13.91%) BDD
11 16 (13.91%) Mobile Development
12 15 (13.04%) Requirements Analysis
13 14 (12.17%) Multithreading
13 14 (12.17%) OOD
14 13 (11.30%) Information Management
14 13 (11.30%) Web Development
15 11 (9.57%) E-Commerce
15 11 (9.57%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 115 (100.00%) Java
2 31 (26.96%) SQL
3 30 (26.09%) JavaScript
4 21 (18.26%) Python
5 20 (17.39%) C++
6 19 (16.52%) Ruby
7 11 (9.57%) Scala
8 6 (5.22%) C#
9 5 (4.35%) Ada
10 4 (3.48%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.61%) C
12 2 (1.74%) PHP
12 2 (1.74%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.74%) XPath
12 2 (1.74%) Groovy
13 1 (0.87%) Perl
Qualifications
1 29 (25.22%) Security Cleared
2 23 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.83%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (0.87%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.87%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.61%) Puppet
3 2 (1.74%) Nagios
4 1 (0.87%) Ansible
4 1 (0.87%) Graphite
Vendors
1 30 (26.09%) Oracle
2 16 (13.91%) Talend
3 11 (9.57%) Luciad
4 7 (6.09%) IBM
5 6 (5.22%) Atlassian
6 5 (4.35%) New Relic
7 2 (1.74%) Splunk
7 2 (1.74%) Google
7 2 (1.74%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.74%) Adobe
8 1 (0.87%) Compuware
8 1 (0.87%) HP
8 1 (0.87%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.87%) Perforce
8 1 (0.87%) OpenTV
8 1 (0.87%) DataSynapse
8 1 (0.87%) Sencha
8 1 (0.87%) SOASTA, Inc
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