The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Software Engineer
Rank 563 548 554
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 31 22 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.043% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.047% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 22
Average daily rate
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£375 £369 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +18.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.15 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.90% -32.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £28.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -28.75%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50521 47308 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.54% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30608 27726 29859
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2123 2716
Average hourly rate £16.58 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.25% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 2014.

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 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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 -21 27 £375 +1.69% 29
London +16 8 £450 +9.09% 6
South East -5 7 £500 +42.85% 8
South West -20 6 £375 - 7
Hampshire -8 5 £500 +42.85% 3
Yorkshire +5 4 £320 +6.66% 2
West Yorkshire +4 4 £320 +6.66% 2
Leeds -5 4 £320 +6.66% 2
Somerset -14 3 £290 - 1
Scotland -18 3 £450 -
East of England -19 3 £375 - 2
City of London +25 2 £525 -
Southampton -8 2 - - 1
Bristol - 2 £375 - 4
Glasgow - 2 - -
Berkshire +3 1 - -
Hertfordshire -2 1 £375 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £425 -
Street - 1 £290 - 1
Swansea - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £425 -
Edinburgh - 1 £450 -
Reading - 1 - -
Luton - 1 £278 - 1
Wales - 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £278 - 1
West Wales - 1 - -

Java Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 78 (100.00%) Java
2 77 (98.72%) Software Engineering
3 31 (39.74%) Web Services
3 31 (39.74%) OO
4 28 (35.90%) Spring
5 25 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (24.36%) Finance
7 17 (21.79%) Scrum
7 17 (21.79%) JavaScript
7 17 (21.79%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (20.51%) TDD
9 14 (17.95%) C++
9 14 (17.95%) SQL
9 14 (17.95%) JSP
9 14 (17.95%) Linux
9 14 (17.95%) Eclipse
9 14 (17.95%) Java EE
10 13 (16.67%) Hibernate
11 12 (15.38%) HTML
12 11 (14.10%) J2EE
12 11 (14.10%) UNIX
12 11 (14.10%) JBoss
12 11 (14.10%) Web Development
12 11 (14.10%) jQuery
13 10 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (12.82%) Relational Database
13 10 (12.82%) SOAP
13 10 (12.82%) OOA/OOD
14 9 (11.54%) MVC
14 9 (11.54%) Ajax

Java Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 9 (11.54%) Tomcat
2 6 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 5 (6.41%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (5.13%) WebLogic
4 4 (5.13%) Apache
5 2 (2.56%) GemFire
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (2.56%) Jetty
5 2 (2.56%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (1.28%) Liferay
6 1 (1.28%) Confluence
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.28%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) SaaS
2 2 (2.56%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.69%) HTTP
2 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.28%) DNS
3 1 (1.28%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.28%) SSL
3 1 (1.28%) Internet
3 1 (1.28%) SNMP
3 1 (1.28%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.82%) Relational Database
2 6 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 6 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (6.41%) DB2
4 4 (5.13%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.85%) Big Data
5 3 (3.85%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.56%) KDB
6 2 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.56%) MySQL
6 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.28%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.28%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 14 (17.95%) Eclipse
2 9 (11.54%) JUnit
3 8 (10.26%) Maven
4 7 (8.97%) Jenkins
5 6 (7.69%) Git (software)
5 6 (7.69%) Mockito
6 5 (6.41%) MyEclipse
6 5 (6.41%) Subversion
7 4 (5.13%) Selenium
7 4 (5.13%) TestNG
7 4 (5.13%) DbUnit
8 2 (2.56%) Gradle
8 2 (2.56%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.56%) NetBeans
9 1 (1.28%) JIRA
9 1 (1.28%) Ant
9 1 (1.28%) IntelliJ
9 1 (1.28%) Hudson
9 1 (1.28%) Eclipse RCP
9 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (24.36%) Finance
2 4 (5.13%) Electronics
2 4 (5.13%) Marketing
3 3 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.56%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.56%) Banking
4 2 (2.56%) Front Office
5 1 (1.28%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (39.74%) Web Services
2 28 (35.90%) Spring
3 14 (17.95%) Java EE
3 14 (17.95%) JSP
4 13 (16.67%) Hibernate
5 12 (15.38%) HTML
6 11 (14.10%) J2EE
6 11 (14.10%) jQuery
7 10 (12.82%) SOAP
8 9 (11.54%) Struts
8 9 (11.54%) Ajax
8 9 (11.54%) REST
9 7 (8.97%) RESTful
9 7 (8.97%) JSF
9 7 (8.97%) XML
9 7 (8.97%) CSS
10 5 (6.41%) GWT
10 5 (6.41%) ICEfaces
11 4 (5.13%) JSON
11 4 (5.13%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.79%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.41%) Open Source
4 3 (3.85%) DTV
5 2 (2.56%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.56%) Equities
5 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.56%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.28%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.28%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.28%) iPhone
6 1 (1.28%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.28%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.28%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.28%) iPad
6 1 (1.28%) IPTV
6 1 (1.28%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.28%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.95%) Linux
2 11 (14.10%) UNIX
3 2 (2.56%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.28%) Debian
4 1 (1.28%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.28%) Windows
4 1 (1.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (98.72%) Software Engineering
2 31 (39.74%) OO
3 25 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (21.79%) Scrum
5 16 (20.51%) TDD
6 11 (14.10%) Web Development
7 10 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (12.82%) OOA/OOD
8 9 (11.54%) MVC
9 8 (10.26%) Multithreading
10 7 (8.97%) BDD
11 6 (7.69%) Unit Testing
12 5 (6.41%) RAD
12 5 (6.41%) Analytics
12 5 (6.41%) Migration
13 4 (5.13%) UML
14 3 (3.85%) OOD
14 3 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
14 3 (3.85%) Configuration Management
14 3 (3.85%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 78 (100.00%) Java
2 17 (21.79%) JavaScript
3 14 (17.95%) SQL
3 14 (17.95%) C++
4 5 (6.41%) Python
4 5 (6.41%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.13%) Groovy
6 2 (2.56%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.56%) Ruby
6 2 (2.56%) XQuery
6 2 (2.56%) C
6 2 (2.56%) C#
6 2 (2.56%) Perl
7 1 (1.28%) PHP
7 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.28%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.28%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (11.54%) Degree
2 6 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 6 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 11 (14.10%) JBoss
2 8 (10.26%) Oracle
3 3 (3.85%) SAP
4 2 (2.56%) Google
4 2 (2.56%) StreamBase
4 2 (2.56%) Atomikos
5 1 (1.28%) Sybase
5 1 (1.28%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.28%) Adobe
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