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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Software Engineer
UK
Rank 487 557 539
Rank change year-on-year
+70 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 105 68 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 50 37
Median daily rate £440 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £349 £395
% change year-on-year
+16.48% -11.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 5
Median hourly rate £39.75 £47.50 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.31% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £41.70 £34.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £47.50 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-16.31% +2.70%

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
42359 47277 48034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.78% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27574 30020 30295
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 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1499 1732 1916
Median hourly rate £17.44 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

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 16 January 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
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 16 January 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 +41 82 £475 -20.83% 79
London -6 32 £465 -22.50% 13
South East +28 20 £600 +77.77% 12
Scotland +31 15 £338 - 1
Glasgow +23 15 £338 -15.62%
South West +20 12 £500 +25.00% 20
Oxford +10 11 £600 +26.31% 3
Oxfordshire +6 11 £600 +26.31% 4
North West +26 7 £440 +3.52% 9
Somerset +11 7 - - 3
Wales +7 7 £425 +31.78% 3
Yeovil +5 7 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +5 5 - -
East of England +2 4 £325 -19.25% 11
Lancashire - 4 - -
Preston - 4 - -
South Wales +13 3 £438 +35.65% 1
Gloucestershire +5 3 £500 +17.64% 5
South Yorkshire - 3 £325 - 1
East Midlands - 3 - - 2
Yorkshire - 3 £325 - 11
Swansea - 3 £406 - 2
West Wales - 3 £406 - 2
Cardiff +19 2 £450 +38.99%
Hampshire +17 2 £400 - 2
Milton Keynes +6 2 - -
Cambridgeshire 0 2 £250 -37.88% 10
Cambridge -3 2 £250 -37.88% 10
Farnborough - 2 £400 -
Surrey +15 1 - - 3

Java Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 175 (98.87%) Java
2 170 (96.05%) Software Engineering
3 124 (70.06%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (42.37%) TDD
4 75 (42.37%) Spring
5 62 (35.03%) Scrum
6 60 (33.90%) Linux
7 50 (28.25%) Web Services
8 47 (26.55%) Maven
8 47 (26.55%) BDD
9 43 (24.29%) Jenkins
10 42 (23.73%) SQL
11 41 (23.16%) OO
12 40 (22.60%) HTML
13 39 (22.03%) JUnit
14 38 (21.47%) JavaScript
14 38 (21.47%) Amazon AWS
14 38 (21.47%) RESTful
15 37 (20.90%) DevOps
16 36 (20.34%) Tomcat
17 35 (19.77%) Cucumber
18 32 (18.08%) Git (software)
18 32 (18.08%) Continuous Integration
19 31 (17.51%) C++
20 30 (16.95%) Open Source
20 30 (16.95%) REST
21 29 (16.38%) Python
22 28 (15.82%) Security Cleared
23 27 (15.25%) C#
24 26 (14.69%) 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 36 (20.34%) Tomcat
2 25 (14.12%) JBoss
3 24 (13.56%) Apache
4 22 (12.43%) WebSphere
5 18 (10.17%) WebSphere Application Server
6 16 (9.04%) WebLogic
7 13 (7.34%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (6.21%) Alfresco
8 11 (6.21%) WebSphere Process Server
9 9 (5.08%) Confluence
10 8 (4.52%) nginx
11 6 (3.39%) Apache Solr
12 5 (2.82%) Apache Pig
12 5 (2.82%) Jetty
13 4 (2.26%) Apache Spark
14 2 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
14 2 (1.13%) GlassFish
14 2 (1.13%) OpenStack
15 1 (0.56%) CICS
15 1 (0.56%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 2 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (21.47%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (10.17%) Amazon SQS
3 16 (9.04%) GitHub
4 15 (8.47%) Amazon S3
5 10 (5.65%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (5.08%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (3.39%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (2.82%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.13%) OpenShift
9 2 (1.13%) SaaS
10 1 (0.56%) Heroku
10 1 (0.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.91%) HTTP
2 8 (4.52%) Internet
3 5 (2.82%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.69%) SSL
5 2 (1.13%) BGP
5 2 (1.13%) DNS
5 2 (1.13%) LDAP
6 1 (0.56%) Broadband
6 1 (0.56%) DVB
6 1 (0.56%) IPv4
6 1 (0.56%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.99%) NoSQL
2 20 (11.30%) MongoDB
3 14 (7.91%) Hadoop
4 12 (6.78%) Big Data
5 11 (6.21%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (5.65%) MySQL
7 7 (3.95%) Relational Database
8 6 (3.39%) Redis
9 5 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (2.82%) Apache Hive
10 4 (2.26%) Couchbase
10 4 (2.26%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.69%) Apache Accumulo
11 3 (1.69%) Neo4j
11 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (1.13%) OrientDB
12 2 (1.13%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 47 (26.55%) Maven
2 43 (24.29%) Jenkins
3 39 (22.03%) JUnit
4 35 (19.77%) Cucumber
5 32 (18.08%) Git (software)
6 21 (11.86%) Mockito
7 18 (10.17%) JIRA
8 13 (7.34%) Eclipse
9 12 (6.78%) Gradle
9 12 (6.78%) Selenium
10 10 (5.65%) Subversion
11 9 (5.08%) Ant
11 9 (5.08%) Rational DOORS
12 6 (3.39%) Hudson
12 6 (3.39%) RSpec
13 5 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (2.26%) Spock
15 3 (1.69%) Bugzilla
15 3 (1.69%) SoapUI
15 3 (1.69%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (12.99%) Publishing
2 16 (9.04%) Finance
3 10 (5.65%) Retail
4 7 (3.95%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.39%) Military
6 5 (2.82%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.69%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.13%) Banking
8 2 (1.13%) Electronics
8 2 (1.13%) Games
8 2 (1.13%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (42.37%) Spring
2 50 (28.25%) Web Services
3 40 (22.60%) HTML
4 38 (21.47%) RESTful
5 30 (16.95%) REST
6 25 (14.12%) HTML5
7 23 (12.99%) J2EE
8 21 (11.86%) JSON
9 19 (10.73%) XML
10 18 (10.17%) Java EE
11 16 (9.04%) Node.js
12 15 (8.47%) CSS
12 15 (8.47%) EJB
13 13 (7.34%) JMS
14 11 (6.21%) Hibernate
15 10 (5.65%) AngularJS
16 9 (5.08%) Spring Boot
17 7 (3.95%) XSLT
18 6 (3.39%) .NET
18 6 (3.39%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.65%) User Experience
2 6 (3.39%) Algorithms
2 6 (3.39%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.82%) Wiki
4 4 (2.26%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.26%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.13%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.13%) RIA
5 2 (1.13%) Semantic Web
6 1 (0.56%) BBC
6 1 (0.56%) Blog
6 1 (0.56%) Clustering
6 1 (0.56%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.56%) IVR
6 1 (0.56%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.56%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.56%) MPEG
6 1 (0.56%) PKI
6 1 (0.56%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 60 (33.90%) Linux
2 18 (10.17%) Unix
3 3 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (1.69%) Windows
4 2 (1.13%) Android
4 2 (1.13%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.13%) CentOS
4 2 (1.13%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.56%) MVS
5 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (96.05%) Software Engineering
2 124 (70.06%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (42.37%) TDD
4 62 (35.03%) Scrum
5 47 (26.55%) BDD
6 41 (23.16%) OO
7 37 (20.90%) DevOps
8 32 (18.08%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (16.95%) Open Source
10 26 (14.69%) UML
11 24 (13.56%) Unit Testing
12 20 (11.30%) Web Development
13 19 (10.73%) Pair Programming
14 16 (9.04%) Time Management
15 15 (8.47%) Microservices
15 15 (8.47%) Migration
15 15 (8.47%) SDLC
16 11 (6.21%) BPMN
16 11 (6.21%) Continuous Delivery
16 11 (6.21%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 175 (98.87%) Java
2 42 (23.73%) SQL
3 38 (21.47%) JavaScript
4 31 (17.51%) C++
5 29 (16.38%) Python
6 27 (15.25%) C#
7 18 (10.17%) Scala
8 17 (9.60%) Ruby
9 12 (6.78%) C
10 9 (5.08%) Bash Shell
11 6 (3.39%) Ada
11 6 (3.39%) Go
11 6 (3.39%) Perl
11 6 (3.39%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.82%) Groovy
13 4 (2.26%) Clojure
13 4 (2.26%) Rust
14 3 (1.69%) F#
14 3 (1.69%) XPath
14 3 (1.69%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 28 (15.82%) Security Cleared
2 18 (10.17%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.39%) Degree
4 5 (2.82%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.52%) QA
2 4 (2.26%) SDET
3 2 (1.13%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.56%) SAS 70
System Software
1 12 (6.78%) Docker
2 2 (1.13%) Shibboleth
2 2 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.56%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.56%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (3.95%) Puppet
2 6 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.82%) Ansible
4 2 (1.13%) Grafana
4 2 (1.13%) Graphite
4 2 (1.13%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (1.13%) OpenAM
4 2 (1.13%) OpenSSO
4 2 (1.13%) Sun Identity Manager
5 1 (0.56%) Kibana
5 1 (0.56%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.56%) Oozie
Vendors
1 7 (3.95%) Oracle
2 6 (3.39%) Atlassian
3 4 (2.26%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.13%) ForgeRock
4 2 (1.13%) Google
4 2 (1.13%) hybris
4 2 (1.13%) SAP
4 2 (1.13%) Sun
4 2 (1.13%) VMware
5 1 (0.56%) Apigee
5 1 (0.56%) Avaya
5 1 (0.56%) Hortonworks
5 1 (0.56%) Luciad
5 1 (0.56%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (0.56%) Twitter
5 1 (0.56%) webMethods
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