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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Software Engineer
Rank 551 575 556
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 69 36 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.066% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.071% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 24 15
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£450 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £281 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 5 2
Average hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £27.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% +28.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £33.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+62.96% +18.42%

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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 2015.

Java Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Java Software Engineer
Top 26 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 31 July 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 +2 59 £450 +20.00% 32
London +18 28 £490 +8.88% 14
South West +2 16 £325 -13.33% 1
Somerset +13 14 - -
Templecombe - 13 - -
Scotland -5 8 £270 -40.00% 2
Yorkshire -22 7 £375 +17.18% 1
Paddington - 6 £525 -
South East -13 4 £475 -5.00% 7
Sheffield - 4 £353 -
North West - 4 £425 - 3
South Yorkshire - 4 £353 -
Berkshire +7 3 £450 -
Reading 0 3 £450 -
Edinburgh -6 3 £270 -40.00% 2
Leeds -27 3 £375 +17.18% 1
West Yorkshire -27 3 £375 +17.18% 1
Cheshire - 3 £425 - 2
Fife - 3 - -
City of London -9 2 £550 +4.76% 3
Bristol -4 1 £375 - 1
Yeovil -7 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £500 - 3
Dorset - 1 £275 -
Poole - 1 £275 -
Oxford - 1 £500 - 1

Java Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 126 (100.00%) Java
2 125 (99.21%) Software Engineering
3 75 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (45.24%) TDD
5 51 (40.48%) Spring
6 50 (39.68%) Web Services
7 38 (30.16%) OO
8 36 (28.57%) UML
9 34 (26.98%) Tomcat
9 34 (26.98%) Scrum
10 31 (24.60%) HTML
10 31 (24.60%) SQL
11 29 (23.02%) C++
12 27 (21.43%) XML
12 27 (21.43%) MVC
12 27 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (21.43%) Git (software)
13 26 (20.63%) Management Information System
13 26 (20.63%) JavaScript
14 25 (19.84%) CSS
15 24 (19.05%) Unit Testing
16 23 (18.25%) WebSphere
17 22 (17.46%) Security Cleared
17 22 (17.46%) HTML5
17 22 (17.46%) REST
17 22 (17.46%) Apache Camel
18 21 (16.67%) BDD
18 21 (16.67%) Linux
19 20 (15.87%) Oracle
19 20 (15.87%) JUnit

Java Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 34 (26.98%) Tomcat
2 23 (18.25%) WebSphere
3 19 (15.08%) Apache
4 11 (8.73%) JBoss
5 10 (7.94%) WebLogic
6 7 (5.56%) MQSeries
6 7 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (4.76%) Jetty
7 6 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (2.38%) Node.js
9 2 (1.59%) Confluence
10 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.79%) Liferay
10 1 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.79%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.76%) Amazon SQS
3 5 (3.97%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.35%) Internet
2 5 (3.97%) HTTP
3 4 (3.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.52%) Hadoop
1 12 (9.52%) Big Data
2 9 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.97%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.17%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.17%) MySQL
5 3 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.59%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.59%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.79%) Redis
7 1 (0.79%) Informix
7 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 27 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 20 (15.87%) JUnit
3 17 (13.49%) Maven
3 17 (13.49%) Jenkins
4 13 (10.32%) Eclipse
5 9 (7.14%) JIRA
5 9 (7.14%) Cucumber
6 8 (6.35%) Rational DOORS
6 8 (6.35%) Subversion
7 7 (5.56%) Selenium
7 7 (5.56%) Talend Open Studio
8 6 (4.76%) Gradle
9 5 (3.97%) Ant
9 5 (3.97%) ClearQuest
9 5 (3.97%) ClearCase
10 4 (3.17%) Mockito
11 3 (2.38%) JMeter
12 2 (1.59%) Mercurial
12 2 (1.59%) Rational Rhapsody
13 1 (0.79%) Hudson
General
1 11 (8.73%) Aerospace
2 9 (7.14%) Military
3 7 (5.56%) Finance
4 6 (4.76%) Front Office
5 5 (3.97%) Banking
5 5 (3.97%) Games
6 4 (3.17%) Retail
7 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.38%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.38%) Publishing
8 2 (1.59%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (40.48%) Spring
2 50 (39.68%) Web Services
3 31 (24.60%) HTML
4 27 (21.43%) XML
5 25 (19.84%) CSS
6 22 (17.46%) HTML5
6 22 (17.46%) REST
6 22 (17.46%) Apache Camel
7 19 (15.08%) J2EE
8 17 (13.49%) JSON
9 12 (9.52%) AngularJS
10 11 (8.73%) RESTful
10 11 (8.73%) Hibernate
10 11 (8.73%) Java EE
10 11 (8.73%) Apache CXF
10 11 (8.73%) XSL
10 11 (8.73%) SOAP
11 10 (7.94%) Scalatra
12 9 (7.14%) JSP
12 9 (7.14%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.63%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (3.97%) Fixed Income
4 4 (3.17%) Mobile Games
4 4 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.79%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.79%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.79%) Interactive TV
6 1 (0.79%) IPTV
6 1 (0.79%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.79%) Derivative
6 1 (0.79%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.79%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.79%) Wiki
6 1 (0.79%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.79%) RIA
6 1 (0.79%) MHEG
6 1 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.67%) Linux
2 14 (11.11%) UNIX
3 7 (5.56%) AIX
4 2 (1.59%) Windows
4 2 (1.59%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (99.21%) Software Engineering
2 75 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (45.24%) TDD
4 38 (30.16%) OO
5 36 (28.57%) UML
6 34 (26.98%) Scrum
7 27 (21.43%) MVC
7 27 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (19.05%) Unit Testing
9 21 (16.67%) BDD
10 19 (15.08%) Continuous Delivery
10 19 (15.08%) Pair Programming
11 18 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
11 18 (14.29%) Web Development
11 18 (14.29%) SOA
12 17 (13.49%) Multithreading
13 16 (12.70%) Information Management
14 15 (11.90%) OOD
15 14 (11.11%) E-Commerce
16 11 (8.73%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 126 (100.00%) Java
2 31 (24.60%) SQL
3 29 (23.02%) C++
4 26 (20.63%) JavaScript
5 15 (11.90%) Python
6 14 (11.11%) Ruby
6 14 (11.11%) Scala
7 10 (7.94%) C#
8 9 (7.14%) Ada
9 5 (3.97%) C
9 5 (3.97%) Groovy
10 2 (1.59%) XPath
10 2 (1.59%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.59%) Perl
10 2 (1.59%) PHP
10 2 (1.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (17.46%) Security Cleared
2 20 (15.87%) SC Cleared
3 11 (8.73%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.94%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (2.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (3.97%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.17%) Puppet
3 3 (2.38%) Graphite
4 2 (1.59%) Nagios
5 1 (0.79%) Ansible
5 1 (0.79%) Apache Shiro
Vendors
1 20 (15.87%) Oracle
2 14 (11.11%) Luciad
3 10 (7.94%) New Relic
4 7 (5.56%) Talend
4 7 (5.56%) Atlassian
4 7 (5.56%) IBM
5 3 (2.38%) SOASTA, Inc
6 2 (1.59%) Splunk
6 2 (1.59%) Google
6 2 (1.59%) Adobe
7 1 (0.79%) Compuware
7 1 (0.79%) HP
7 1 (0.79%) BEA
7 1 (0.79%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.79%) Perforce
7 1 (0.79%) OpenTV
7 1 (0.79%) DataSynapse
7 1 (0.79%) Sencha
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