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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Software Engineer
Rank 550 498 547
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +49
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 37 46 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.096% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.10% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 32 31
Average daily rate £375 £450 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £320 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £650 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -93 34 £375 -18.91% 38
Leeds -12 11 £320 - 3
West Yorkshire -13 11 £320 - 3
Yorkshire -14 11 £320 - 4
London -38 9 £483 -25.76% 11
South East -9 8 £444 - 11
Hampshire +4 3 £475 -
City of London -12 3 £490 -2.00% 2
Oxfordshire - 3 £300 - 7
Scotland -9 2 £450 +12.50%
Bristol -13 2 £350 +5.66% 1
Manchester -13 2 £359 +11.16% 1
North West -16 2 £359 +11.16% 1
South West -24 2 £350 +33.33% 3
Surrey - 2 £475 -
Berkshire - 2 £285 - 3
Reading - 2 £285 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £425 - 1
East of England - 1 - - 5
Merseyside - - - -
North East - - - -
South Wales - - - - 4
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wales - - - - 4
West Midlands - - - - 2
Canary Wharf - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1

Java Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 48 (100.00%) Java
2 47 (97.92%) Software Engineering
3 18 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (37.50%) Spring
4 17 (35.42%) Scrum
5 16 (33.33%) OO
6 15 (31.25%) Web Services
7 13 (27.08%) TDD
8 12 (25.00%) Hibernate
9 10 (20.83%) MVC
10 9 (18.75%) OOA/OOD
11 8 (16.67%) HTML
11 8 (16.67%) Finance
11 8 (16.67%) J2EE
11 8 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (14.58%) Linux
12 7 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (12.50%) GWT
13 6 (12.50%) Java EE
13 6 (12.50%) SOAP
13 6 (12.50%) JBoss
13 6 (12.50%) JUnit
13 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
13 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
13 6 (12.50%) RESTful
13 6 (12.50%) MongoDB
14 5 (10.42%) Mockito
14 5 (10.42%) REST
14 5 (10.42%) C++
14 5 (10.42%) CSS

Java Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (10.42%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.25%) Apache ServiceMix
3 2 (4.17%) Jetty
3 2 (4.17%) Liferay
4 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.08%) Apache
4 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.08%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) SaaS
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) HTTP
2 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.08%) DNS
3 1 (2.08%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.08%) SSL
3 1 (2.08%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 5 (10.42%) MySQL
3 4 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) JUnit
1 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 5 (10.42%) Mockito
2 5 (10.42%) Eclipse
2 5 (10.42%) Subversion
2 5 (10.42%) Maven
3 4 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 4 (8.33%) TestNG
3 4 (8.33%) DbUnit
3 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.25%) JIRA
5 2 (4.17%) Selenium
6 1 (2.08%) Hudson
6 1 (2.08%) Eclipse RCP
6 1 (2.08%) Gradle
6 1 (2.08%) NetBeans
General
1 8 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Retail
3 2 (4.17%) Electronics
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Local Government
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (37.50%) Spring
2 15 (31.25%) Web Services
3 12 (25.00%) Hibernate
4 8 (16.67%) HTML
4 8 (16.67%) J2EE
5 6 (12.50%) GWT
5 6 (12.50%) Java EE
5 6 (12.50%) SOAP
5 6 (12.50%) RESTful
6 5 (10.42%) REST
6 5 (10.42%) CSS
6 5 (10.42%) JSP
7 4 (8.33%) Ajax
7 4 (8.33%) XML
7 4 (8.33%) Apache Camel
8 3 (6.25%) HTML5
8 3 (6.25%) jQuery
8 3 (6.25%) Guice
8 3 (6.25%) CSS3
8 3 (6.25%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.33%) Open Source
3 3 (6.25%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.08%) Video on Demand
4 1 (2.08%) iPad
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.08%) Streaming Video
4 1 (2.08%) DTV
4 1 (2.08%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.08%) IPTV
4 1 (2.08%) Web 2.0
4 1 (2.08%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.58%) Linux
2 2 (4.17%) UNIX
3 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.08%) Windows
3 1 (2.08%) Debian
3 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (97.92%) Software Engineering
2 18 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (35.42%) Scrum
4 16 (33.33%) OO
5 13 (27.08%) TDD
6 10 (20.83%) MVC
7 9 (18.75%) OOA/OOD
8 7 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (10.42%) SOA
9 5 (10.42%) Unit Testing
10 4 (8.33%) UML
11 3 (6.25%) BDD
11 3 (6.25%) E-Commerce
11 3 (6.25%) Multithreading
12 2 (4.17%) Pair Programming
12 2 (4.17%) Configuration Management
12 2 (4.17%) Test Automation
13 1 (2.08%) Waterfall
13 1 (2.08%) Continuous Improvement
13 1 (2.08%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 48 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.42%) C++
3 5 (10.42%) Groovy
4 4 (8.33%) Ruby
4 4 (8.33%) SQL
5 3 (6.25%) Scala
6 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.08%) Clojure
7 1 (2.08%) C
7 1 (2.08%) C#
7 1 (2.08%) PHP
7 1 (2.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Degree
2 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) JBoss
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle
3 3 (6.25%) Atomikos
3 3 (6.25%) hybris
4 1 (2.08%) Sybase
4 1 (2.08%) SAP
4 1 (2.08%) Google
Central London / West End
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Banbury
Hudson - London
Rate: £275 - £325 per day + Market Rate DOE
Posted: 22 days ago