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 29 August 2016 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Software Engineer
Rank 577 570 569
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 67 85 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.16% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 48 47
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £333 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £388 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.09% +21.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 23 5
Median hourly rate £50.00 £40.38 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.82% +15.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.40 £39.25 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £44.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 £40.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.10% +15.37%

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
51209 54594 53300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33381 34715 32174
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1644 2049 2080
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 29 August 2016.

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 29 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -4 64 £450 - 61
London -23 22 £500 +2.04% 16
South East +14 16 £450 +8.43% 8
Oxfordshire +5 10 £500 - 3
West Midlands -21 10 £420 +44.82% 1
South West -4 9 £375 - 13
Oxford +2 8 £500 -
Somerset +5 6 £375 - 2
Bath - 6 £375 -
Shropshire - 5 £415 -
Telford - 5 £415 -
North West +11 3 £400 -14.66% 9
Manchester - 3 £400 - 7
City of London +27 2 - - 3
Cambridgeshire +25 2 - - 3
East of England +22 2 - - 5
South Wales +19 2 £400 -
Wales +19 2 £400 -
Buckinghamshire +13 2 £375 -
Milton Keynes +12 2 £375 -
Hampshire +8 2 £450 +20.00% 1
Bristol +1 2 - - 3
Middlesex -1 2 £378 -9.03%
Feltham - 2 £468 - 1
Kidlington - 2 £450 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £500 -
North East - 2 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £500 -
Cardiff +19 1 £300 -25.00%
Cambridge +17 1 - - 3

Java Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, 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.

1 170 (99.42%) Java
2 167 (97.66%) Software Engineering
3 115 (67.25%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (39.77%) Spring
5 67 (39.18%) TDD
6 60 (35.09%) JavaScript
7 56 (32.75%) Linux
8 53 (30.99%) SQL
9 49 (28.65%) Scala
10 48 (28.07%) Amazon AWS
11 47 (27.49%) MongoDB
11 47 (27.49%) DevOps
12 46 (26.90%) Web Services
13 45 (26.32%) Unix
13 45 (26.32%) REST
14 43 (25.15%) JSON
15 42 (24.56%) HTML
16 41 (23.98%) Microservices
17 39 (22.81%) J2EE
18 37 (21.64%) XML
19 36 (21.05%) BDD
19 36 (21.05%) Open Source
20 34 (19.88%) Scrum
21 33 (19.30%) C++
21 33 (19.30%) Docker
22 29 (16.96%) JUnit
22 29 (16.96%) Tomcat
22 29 (16.96%) Hibernate
23 28 (16.37%) WebLogic
23 28 (16.37%) Continuous Integration

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 29 (16.96%) Tomcat
2 28 (16.37%) WebLogic
3 18 (10.53%) JBoss
4 17 (9.94%) Apache
5 13 (7.60%) WebLogic Portal
6 11 (6.43%) Apache Spark
6 11 (6.43%) Cloud Foundry
6 11 (6.43%) OpenStack
6 11 (6.43%) WebSphere
7 8 (4.68%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (3.51%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (2.92%) Confluence
9 5 (2.92%) Jetty
9 5 (2.92%) nginx
10 4 (2.34%) Apache Solr
11 3 (1.75%) CMS
12 1 (0.58%) Alfresco
12 1 (0.58%) GemFire
12 1 (0.58%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.58%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 48 (28.07%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (14.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (8.77%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (8.77%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (5.85%) Google App Engine
4 10 (5.85%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (5.85%) PaaS
5 9 (5.26%) Amazon S3
5 9 (5.26%) Heroku
6 7 (4.09%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (2.92%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 5 (2.92%) GitHub
8 4 (2.34%) SaaS
9 2 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.17%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.58%) AdWords
10 1 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.58%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.43%) HTTP
2 6 (3.51%) Internet
3 5 (2.92%) AMQP
4 1 (0.58%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.58%) LDAP
4 1 (0.58%) SNMP
4 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (27.49%) MongoDB
2 24 (14.04%) NoSQL
3 21 (12.28%) Relational Database
4 18 (10.53%) Apache Cassandra
4 18 (10.53%) Hadoop
5 15 (8.77%) MySQL
6 8 (4.68%) Big Data
6 8 (4.68%) Neo4j
6 8 (4.68%) Redis
7 7 (4.09%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (2.34%) Couchbase
8 4 (2.34%) HBase
8 4 (2.34%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (1.17%) SQL Server
11 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.58%) SimpleDB
11 1 (0.58%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 29 (16.96%) JUnit
2 26 (15.20%) Git (software)
3 22 (12.87%) Selenium
4 19 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 17 (9.94%) Maven
6 15 (8.77%) Eclipse
7 14 (8.19%) Mockito
8 11 (6.43%) Cucumber
9 10 (5.85%) Subversion
10 8 (4.68%) IntelliJ
11 7 (4.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (4.09%) Gradle
11 7 (4.09%) Rational DOORS
12 6 (3.51%) JIRA
13 4 (2.34%) Spock
13 4 (2.34%) TestNG
13 4 (2.34%) Visual Studio
14 3 (1.75%) Grunt
14 3 (1.75%) gulp
14 3 (1.75%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 20 (11.70%) Finance
2 10 (5.85%) Publishing
3 5 (2.92%) Banking
3 5 (2.92%) Retail
4 4 (2.34%) Aerospace
4 4 (2.34%) Back Office
4 4 (2.34%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.75%) Electronics
5 3 (1.75%) Games
6 2 (1.17%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.17%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.17%) Marketing
6 2 (1.17%) Military
7 1 (0.58%) Advertising
7 1 (0.58%) Local Government
7 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (39.77%) Spring
2 46 (26.90%) Web Services
3 45 (26.32%) REST
4 43 (25.15%) JSON
5 42 (24.56%) HTML
6 39 (22.81%) J2EE
7 37 (21.64%) XML
8 29 (16.96%) Hibernate
9 27 (15.79%) CSS
10 26 (15.20%) HTML5
10 26 (15.20%) RESTful
11 24 (14.04%) Play Framework
12 23 (13.45%) Node.js
13 22 (12.87%) SOAP
14 21 (12.28%) J2SE
15 20 (11.70%) AngularJS
16 15 (8.77%) EJB
17 13 (7.60%) JMS
18 10 (5.85%) RabbitMQ
19 9 (5.26%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.51%) Semantic Web
3 5 (2.92%) Cloud Native
3 5 (2.92%) Data Integration
3 5 (2.92%) User Experience
4 4 (2.34%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.75%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.17%) Derivative
6 2 (1.17%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.58%) Blog
7 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.58%) MPEG
7 1 (0.58%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.58%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Ontologies
7 1 (0.58%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.58%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.58%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 56 (32.75%) Linux
2 45 (26.32%) Unix
3 6 (3.51%) Windows
4 4 (2.34%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.75%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.58%) Android
6 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.58%) Fedora
6 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (97.66%) Software Engineering
2 115 (67.25%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (39.18%) TDD
4 47 (27.49%) DevOps
5 41 (23.98%) Microservices
6 36 (21.05%) BDD
6 36 (21.05%) Open Source
7 34 (19.88%) Scrum
8 28 (16.37%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (12.28%) Continuous Delivery
9 21 (12.28%) OO
10 20 (11.70%) Unit Testing
11 19 (11.11%) E-Commerce
12 14 (8.19%) Web Development
13 13 (7.60%) High Availability
13 13 (7.60%) Multithreading
13 13 (7.60%) SOA
13 13 (7.60%) UML
14 9 (5.26%) Regression Testing
14 9 (5.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 170 (99.42%) Java
2 60 (35.09%) JavaScript
3 53 (30.99%) SQL
4 49 (28.65%) Scala
5 33 (19.30%) C++
6 20 (11.70%) Ruby
7 18 (10.53%) C#
8 14 (8.19%) C
8 14 (8.19%) Python
9 13 (7.60%) Go
10 10 (5.85%) Ada
11 9 (5.26%) Bash Shell
11 9 (5.26%) Perl
12 5 (2.92%) Groovy
12 5 (2.92%) PHP
13 2 (1.17%) Haskell
13 2 (1.17%) XPath
13 2 (1.17%) XQuery
14 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.58%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 19 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.02%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.34%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.43%) QA
2 3 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 33 (19.30%) Docker
2 6 (3.51%) vSphere
3 3 (1.75%) Shibboleth
4 2 (1.17%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.58%) etcd
5 1 (0.58%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 28 (16.37%) Puppet
2 9 (5.26%) Kubernetes
3 7 (4.09%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.92%) Ansible
5 4 (2.34%) OpenAM
6 3 (1.75%) OpenSSO
6 3 (1.75%) Sun Identity Manager
7 2 (1.17%) Kibana
7 2 (1.17%) logstash
7 2 (1.17%) Mesos
7 2 (1.17%) Salt
8 1 (0.58%) Consul
8 1 (0.58%) Graphite
8 1 (0.58%) StatsD
Vendors
1 25 (14.62%) Oracle
2 19 (11.11%) webMethods
3 12 (7.02%) Google
4 10 (5.85%) Adobe
5 5 (2.92%) Sun
6 4 (2.34%) ForgeRock
7 3 (1.75%) IBM
8 2 (1.17%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.17%) Luciad
8 2 (1.17%) Telelogic
8 2 (1.17%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.58%) Apigee
9 1 (0.58%) Informatica
9 1 (0.58%) Perforce
9 1 (0.58%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.58%) SAP
9 1 (0.58%) VMware
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