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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Software Engineer
Rank 564 545 553
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 64 64 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.13% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 35 20
Average daily rate £415 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £325 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £518 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.58% +0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 2
Average hourly rate £47.50 £43.13 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.14% +10.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.70 £34.45 £34.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £43.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £43.13 -
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -

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
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 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
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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 59 £423 +11.18% 82
London +16 19 £513 +28.12% 22
South West +14 17 £425 +9.32% 20
South East -6 13 £375 -7.40% 23
Somerset +8 11 - - 5
East of England -2 6 £403 +15.00% 6
Hampshire +8 5 - - 4
Templecombe -3 5 - -
Yeovil -10 5 - - 1
City of London +50 4 £620 +65.33% 4
Gloucestershire - 4 £450 - 7
Southampton +14 3 - - 4
Surrey -3 3 £55 -83.07% 5
Scotland -7 3 £338 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £403 - 5
Cambridge - 3 £403 - 5
Bedfordshire +6 2 £375 +7.14%
Hertfordshire +1 2 £375 - 1
Edinburgh -10 2 £331 -
North West -19 2 £420 +11.85% 3
South Wales - 2 £325 - 1
Cardiff - 2 £325 - 1
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £275 - 2
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Staines - 2 - -
Wales - 2 £325 - 1
Dorset +5 1 - -
Berkshire +4 1 £415 +3.75% 4
Wiltshire -3 1 £360 +13.38% 1

Java Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 166 (100.00%) Java
2 164 (98.80%) Software Engineering
3 60 (36.14%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (31.93%) Scala
5 44 (26.51%) Linux
6 38 (22.89%) Eclipse
7 36 (21.69%) Low Latency
8 35 (21.08%) JUnit
8 35 (21.08%) Finance
9 33 (19.88%) Spring
10 31 (18.67%) Algorithmic Trading
11 30 (18.07%) NoSQL
11 30 (18.07%) Web Services
11 30 (18.07%) C++
12 29 (17.47%) SQL
13 28 (16.87%) Unix
14 27 (16.27%) TDD
14 27 (16.27%) Open Source
15 24 (14.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 24 (14.46%) VTune
15 24 (14.46%) KDB
15 24 (14.46%) HTML
15 24 (14.46%) Solaris
15 24 (14.46%) OO
16 22 (13.25%) Tomcat
16 22 (13.25%) Scrum
17 21 (12.65%) Fixed Income
17 21 (12.65%) Grid Computing
17 21 (12.65%) Banking
17 21 (12.65%) UML

Java Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 22 (13.25%) Tomcat
2 13 (7.83%) Apache
3 8 (4.82%) Node.js
4 5 (3.01%) JBoss
5 4 (2.41%) Apache Solr
5 4 (2.41%) Confluence
5 4 (2.41%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.81%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.20%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.20%) Jetty
8 1 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.60%) nginx
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.63%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.81%) Amazon S3
2 3 (1.81%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (1.81%) SaaS
3 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.60%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.22%) HTTP
2 5 (3.01%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.41%) Internet
4 3 (1.81%) LDAP
5 2 (1.20%) Asterisk PBX
5 2 (1.20%) DVB
5 2 (1.20%) H.323
5 2 (1.20%) SNMP
6 1 (0.60%) BGP
6 1 (0.60%) DNS
6 1 (0.60%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (18.07%) NoSQL
2 24 (14.46%) KDB
3 9 (5.42%) MySQL
4 7 (4.22%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (4.22%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.41%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.81%) Big Data
6 3 (1.81%) Neo4j
7 2 (1.20%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.20%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.60%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.60%) DB2
8 1 (0.60%) HBase
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.60%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 38 (22.89%) Eclipse
2 35 (21.08%) JUnit
3 24 (14.46%) VTune
4 21 (12.65%) Git (software)
5 20 (12.05%) Gradle
6 14 (8.43%) Jenkins
7 13 (7.83%) Subversion
8 11 (6.63%) Mockito
9 9 (5.42%) Cucumber
9 9 (5.42%) JIRA
9 9 (5.42%) Maven
10 7 (4.22%) NetBeans
11 5 (3.01%) Gerrit
11 5 (3.01%) Rational DOORS
12 3 (1.81%) Android Studio
12 3 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (1.81%) Bugzilla
12 3 (1.81%) TeamCity
13 2 (1.20%) FishEye
13 2 (1.20%) SoapUI
General
1 35 (21.08%) Finance
2 21 (12.65%) Banking
3 20 (12.05%) Investment Banking
4 11 (6.63%) Military
5 8 (4.82%) Front Office
6 6 (3.61%) Aerospace
7 4 (2.41%) Electronics
7 4 (2.41%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.41%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.81%) Marketing
9 1 (0.60%) Automotive
9 1 (0.60%) Avionics
9 1 (0.60%) Games
9 1 (0.60%) Publishing
9 1 (0.60%) Retail
9 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (19.88%) Spring
2 30 (18.07%) Web Services
3 24 (14.46%) HTML
4 19 (11.45%) REST
5 16 (9.64%) CSS
6 15 (9.04%) Hibernate
7 13 (7.83%) HTML5
8 12 (7.23%) JSP
8 12 (7.23%) RESTful
9 11 (6.63%) J2EE
10 7 (4.22%) Swing
10 7 (4.22%) XML
11 6 (3.61%) AngularJS
12 5 (3.01%) Apache Camel
12 5 (3.01%) Apache CXF
12 5 (3.01%) jQuery
12 5 (3.01%) JSON
12 5 (3.01%) Servlets
13 4 (2.41%) JAXB
13 4 (2.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.65%) Analytical Skills
1 21 (12.65%) Fixed Income
1 21 (12.65%) Grid Computing
2 11 (6.63%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.82%) Derivative
4 7 (4.22%) Equity Derivative
5 5 (3.01%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.41%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (2.41%) User Experience
7 3 (1.81%) Physics
8 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.20%) Wiki
9 1 (0.60%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.60%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.60%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 1 (0.60%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.60%) MPEG
9 1 (0.60%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.60%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 44 (26.51%) Linux
2 28 (16.87%) Unix
3 24 (14.46%) Solaris
4 9 (5.42%) Windows
5 5 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.41%) Android
6 4 (2.41%) CentOS
7 2 (1.20%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.60%) AIX
8 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (98.80%) Software Engineering
2 60 (36.14%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (21.69%) Low Latency
4 31 (18.67%) Algorithmic Trading
5 27 (16.27%) Open Source
5 27 (16.27%) TDD
6 24 (14.46%) OO
7 22 (13.25%) Scrum
8 21 (12.65%) Electronic Trading
8 21 (12.65%) UML
9 20 (12.05%) Functional Programming
10 12 (7.23%) BDD
11 11 (6.63%) SDLC
12 10 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (6.02%) Time Management
13 9 (5.42%) MVC
13 9 (5.42%) Pair Programming
14 7 (4.22%) Configuration Management
14 7 (4.22%) Multithreading
14 7 (4.22%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 166 (100.00%) Java
2 53 (31.93%) Scala
3 30 (18.07%) C++
4 29 (17.47%) SQL
5 18 (10.84%) Python
6 14 (8.43%) C#
7 11 (6.63%) JavaScript
7 11 (6.63%) Ruby
8 6 (3.61%) Ada
8 6 (3.61%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.61%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.01%) C
10 4 (2.41%) Groovy
11 3 (1.81%) Go
11 3 (1.81%) Perl
11 3 (1.81%) Tcl
12 2 (1.20%) Erlang
12 2 (1.20%) PHP
13 1 (0.60%) ANSI C
13 1 (0.60%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (9.04%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.23%) Degree
3 10 (6.02%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.81%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.20%) FedRAMP
2 1 (0.60%) ECSS
2 1 (0.60%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 24 (14.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 4 (2.41%) Cygwin
3 2 (1.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.20%) CA Wily
1 2 (1.20%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.60%) Oozie
Vendors
1 8 (4.82%) Oracle
2 5 (3.01%) Luciad
3 4 (2.41%) Fidessa
4 2 (1.20%) Cisco
5 1 (0.60%) BEA
5 1 (0.60%) DataSynapse
5 1 (0.60%) Google
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.60%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.60%) SAP
5 1 (0.60%) Solace
5 1 (0.60%) Sunopsis
5 1 (0.60%) Sybase
5 1 (0.60%) TIBCO
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