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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Software Engineer
Rank 552 533 505
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 55 49 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.093% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.10% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 43 29
Average daily rate
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£440 £320 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £291 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £475 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £321
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -0.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 3
Average hourly rate £47.00 - £28.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 - £26.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 - £33.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.00 - £31.75

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -21 51 £500 +56.25% 35
London +6 20 £550 +12.24% 19
Yorkshire -22 9 £320 -
South West +13 8 - - 3
South East -16 8 £410 -8.88% 7
Somerset - 8 - -
Templecombe - 6 - -
Oxfordshire -19 5 £410 +36.66% 3
West Yorkshire -22 5 £320 -
Leeds -25 5 £320 -
Sheffield - 4 £330 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £330 -
Scotland -3 3 £270 -40.00% 1
East Midlands -9 3 - - 1
North West -19 3 £338 -6.25% 2
West Sussex - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 - - 2
Fife - 2 - -
Gatwick - 2 - -
Reading +8 1 - -
Edinburgh -2 1 £270 -40.00%
Berkshire -7 1 - -
Manchester -12 1 £338 -6.25%
Oxford - 1 £500 - 1
Salford - 1 £338 -
Kidlington - 1 £410 -
Wells - 1 - -
Paddington - 1 £500 -

Java Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 100 (100.00%) Java
2 99 (99.00%) Software Engineering
3 57 (57.00%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (39.00%) Oracle
5 34 (34.00%) TDD
6 32 (32.00%) XML
7 31 (31.00%) HTML
7 31 (31.00%) Spring
8 30 (30.00%) JSON
9 29 (29.00%) JUnit
9 29 (29.00%) UML
10 28 (28.00%) MVC
10 28 (28.00%) WebSphere
11 27 (27.00%) Git (software)
11 27 (27.00%) SQL
11 27 (27.00%) WebLogic
12 26 (26.00%) SOA
12 26 (26.00%) Security Cleared
13 25 (25.00%) Apache Camel
13 25 (25.00%) CSS
13 25 (25.00%) JavaScript
14 24 (24.00%) Web Services
14 24 (24.00%) Python
14 24 (24.00%) JBoss
14 24 (24.00%) HTML5
15 23 (23.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 23 (23.00%) OOP
16 22 (22.00%) OO
17 21 (21.00%) J2EE
17 21 (21.00%) Ruby

Java Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 28 (28.00%) WebSphere
2 27 (27.00%) WebLogic
3 24 (24.00%) JBoss
4 23 (23.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 19 (19.00%) MQSeries
6 14 (14.00%) Tomcat
7 6 (6.00%) Apache
8 5 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (2.00%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (2.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (1.00%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (1.00%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.00%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.00%) Amazon SQS
3 7 (7.00%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.00%) Internet
2 3 (3.00%) HTTP
3 1 (1.00%) NGN
3 1 (1.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.00%) Big Data
1 12 (12.00%) Hadoop
2 5 (5.00%) NoSQL
3 4 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.00%) MySQL
5 2 (2.00%) Informix
5 2 (2.00%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.00%) Triplestore
6 1 (1.00%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (29.00%) JUnit
2 27 (27.00%) Git (software)
3 20 (20.00%) Selenium
3 20 (20.00%) JIRA
4 19 (19.00%) Talend Open Studio
5 18 (18.00%) Ant
6 9 (9.00%) Eclipse
7 6 (6.00%) Cucumber
7 6 (6.00%) Jenkins
8 5 (5.00%) Maven
9 4 (4.00%) Subversion
9 4 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (3.00%) SonarQube
10 3 (3.00%) Mockito
10 3 (3.00%) ClearCase
10 3 (3.00%) ClearQuest
11 2 (2.00%) Introscope
11 2 (2.00%) Hudson
11 2 (2.00%) Rational Rhapsody
12 1 (1.00%) Mercurial
General
1 15 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.00%) Banking
3 5 (5.00%) Front Office
3 5 (5.00%) Finance
3 5 (5.00%) Games
4 4 (4.00%) Publishing
4 4 (4.00%) Retail
5 3 (3.00%) Military
6 2 (2.00%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.00%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (32.00%) XML
2 31 (31.00%) HTML
2 31 (31.00%) Spring
3 30 (30.00%) JSON
4 25 (25.00%) Apache Camel
4 25 (25.00%) CSS
5 24 (24.00%) Web Services
5 24 (24.00%) HTML5
6 21 (21.00%) J2EE
6 21 (21.00%) AngularJS
7 20 (20.00%) jQuery
8 19 (19.00%) PhoneGap
9 18 (18.00%) CSS3
10 12 (12.00%) Hibernate
11 11 (11.00%) RESTful
12 9 (9.00%) REST
13 7 (7.00%) Spring MVC
14 6 (6.00%) JSF
14 6 (6.00%) EJB
14 6 (6.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.00%) Mobile Games
2 4 (4.00%) Fixed Income
2 4 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (4.00%) Digital Media
3 3 (3.00%) Open Source
3 3 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.00%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.00%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.00%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.00%) MHEG
5 1 (1.00%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.00%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.00%) RIA
5 1 (1.00%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.00%) W3C
5 1 (1.00%) IPTV
5 1 (1.00%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.00%) Linux
2 4 (4.00%) UNIX
3 3 (3.00%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.00%) Windows
5 1 (1.00%) Android
5 1 (1.00%) CentOS
5 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.00%) AIX
5 1 (1.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (99.00%) Software Engineering
2 57 (57.00%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (34.00%) TDD
4 29 (29.00%) UML
5 28 (28.00%) MVC
6 26 (26.00%) SOA
7 23 (23.00%) OOP
8 22 (22.00%) OO
9 21 (21.00%) Unit Testing
10 19 (19.00%) Mobile Development
11 14 (14.00%) Scrum
12 12 (12.00%) Mentoring
12 12 (12.00%) Multithreading
13 11 (11.00%) BDD
14 10 (10.00%) E-Commerce
15 8 (8.00%) Concurrent Programming
15 8 (8.00%) Requirements Analysis
16 7 (7.00%) Continuous Integration
17 6 (6.00%) Information Management
17 6 (6.00%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 100 (100.00%) Java
2 27 (27.00%) SQL
3 25 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 24 (24.00%) Python
5 21 (21.00%) Ruby
6 12 (12.00%) Scala
7 10 (10.00%) C++
8 5 (5.00%) XPath
8 5 (5.00%) PL/SQL
9 4 (4.00%) XQuery
10 3 (3.00%) C#
11 2 (2.00%) Ada
11 2 (2.00%) C
11 2 (2.00%) PHP
11 2 (2.00%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.00%) Groovy
12 1 (1.00%) SPARQL
12 1 (1.00%) Clojure
12 1 (1.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (26.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (19.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.00%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 5 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (4.00%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (1.00%) Ansible
3 1 (1.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (39.00%) Oracle
2 19 (19.00%) Talend
3 5 (5.00%) IBM
4 4 (4.00%) Luciad
5 2 (2.00%) Perforce
5 2 (2.00%) Compuware
5 2 (2.00%) Google
5 2 (2.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.00%) Adobe
5 2 (2.00%) HP
5 2 (2.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.00%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.00%) Sencha
6 1 (1.00%) DataSynapse
6 1 (1.00%) OpenTV
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