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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Software Engineer
Rank 552 549 499
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -50
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 45 23 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.044% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.047% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 26
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£375 £444 £625
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.49% -29.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £314 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £406 £323
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +25.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £47.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.00 - £35.00

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
49911 48452 42119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.38% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30221 29000 24202
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1962 2019 2153
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 26 March 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
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 26 March 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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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 -1 39 £388 -12.67% 43
East of England +14 11 £350 -26.31% 4
London +4 10 £550 +12.82% 18
South East -9 9 £400 -3.03% 17
Hertfordshire - 9 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 7 - -
Leeds 0 6 £318 -0.78%
West Yorkshire -1 6 £318 -0.78%
Yorkshire -5 6 £318 -0.78%
Reading +4 3 £400 +40.35% 1
Berkshire -8 3 £400 +40.35% 2
Surrey -4 2 £325 -31.57% 3
West Sussex - 2 - - 1
South West -9 1 - - 3
Manchester -10 1 £338 -5.85%
Hampshire -18 1 £375 -15.49% 4
Oxfordshire -19 1 £450 - 5
North West -23 1 £338 -5.85% 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Brentford - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 3
Cardiff - - - - 2
Chester - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Gloucester - - - - 1

Java Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 77 (100.00%) Java
1 77 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 55 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (53.25%) Oracle
4 34 (44.16%) SOA
5 31 (40.26%) XML
6 29 (37.66%) TDD
7 28 (36.36%) WebLogic
7 28 (36.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 25 (32.47%) Python
9 23 (29.87%) MVC
9 23 (29.87%) Git (software)
10 22 (28.57%) JSON
10 22 (28.57%) Ruby
10 22 (28.57%) JavaScript
10 22 (28.57%) HTML
11 21 (27.27%) JUnit
11 21 (27.27%) UML
11 21 (27.27%) Apache Camel
12 20 (25.97%) AngularJS
12 20 (25.97%) WebSphere
12 20 (25.97%) Security Cleared
12 20 (25.97%) JBoss
12 20 (25.97%) CSS
13 19 (24.68%) OOP
13 19 (24.68%) HTML5
13 19 (24.68%) jQuery
14 18 (23.38%) JIRA
14 18 (23.38%) Selenium
14 18 (23.38%) Talend Open Studio

Java Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 (36.36%) WebLogic
1 28 (36.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 20 (25.97%) WebSphere
2 20 (25.97%) JBoss
3 18 (23.38%) MQSeries
4 5 (6.49%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.90%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (3.90%) Apache
6 2 (2.60%) Node.js
6 2 (2.60%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.30%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (1.30%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (1.30%) Apache ServiceMix
Business Applications
1 10 (12.99%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.19%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.90%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.60%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.60%) ElastiCache
3 2 (2.60%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) Internet
2 2 (2.60%) HTTP
3 1 (1.30%) NGN
3 1 (1.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) Hadoop
1 4 (5.19%) Big Data
2 3 (3.90%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.60%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.60%) Redis
3 2 (2.60%) Riak
4 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.30%) DB2
4 1 (1.30%) MySQL
4 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.30%) Informix
4 1 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.30%) Triplestore
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (29.87%) Git (software)
2 21 (27.27%) JUnit
3 18 (23.38%) JIRA
3 18 (23.38%) Selenium
3 18 (23.38%) Talend Open Studio
3 18 (23.38%) Ant
4 7 (9.09%) Eclipse
5 6 (7.79%) Jenkins
6 5 (6.49%) Maven
6 5 (6.49%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.90%) Subversion
7 3 (3.90%) Hudson
7 3 (3.90%) Mockito
8 2 (2.60%) SonarQube
8 2 (2.60%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (2.60%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (2.60%) ClearCase
8 2 (2.60%) ClearQuest
9 1 (1.30%) Introscope
9 1 (1.30%) IntelliJ
General
1 16 (20.78%) Telecoms
2 11 (14.29%) Publishing
3 4 (5.19%) Banking
4 3 (3.90%) Finance
5 2 (2.60%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.60%) Front Office
6 1 (1.30%) Military
6 1 (1.30%) Games
6 1 (1.30%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.30%) Electronics
6 1 (1.30%) Marketing
6 1 (1.30%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (40.26%) XML
2 22 (28.57%) JSON
2 22 (28.57%) HTML
3 21 (27.27%) Apache Camel
4 20 (25.97%) AngularJS
4 20 (25.97%) CSS
5 19 (24.68%) HTML5
5 19 (24.68%) jQuery
6 18 (23.38%) PhoneGap
7 17 (22.08%) Spring
7 17 (22.08%) CSS3
8 12 (15.58%) Web Services
9 11 (14.29%) Hibernate
10 10 (12.99%) Oracle ADF
10 10 (12.99%) XSLT
10 10 (12.99%) J2EE
10 10 (12.99%) Oracle Fusion
11 6 (7.79%) JSF
12 5 (6.49%) RESTful
12 5 (6.49%) ICEfaces
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.99%) Digital Media
2 3 (3.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (3.90%) Open Source
3 2 (2.60%) Video on Demand
3 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.60%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.30%) DTV
4 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.30%) IPTV
4 1 (1.30%) Web 2.0
4 1 (1.30%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Interactive TV
4 1 (1.30%) W3C
4 1 (1.30%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.30%) RIA
4 1 (1.30%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.30%) MHEG
4 1 (1.30%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.69%) Linux
2 3 (3.90%) Ubuntu
2 3 (3.90%) UNIX
3 2 (2.60%) Android
3 2 (2.60%) Windows
4 1 (1.30%) VMS
4 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.30%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 55 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (44.16%) SOA
4 29 (37.66%) TDD
5 23 (29.87%) MVC
6 21 (27.27%) UML
7 19 (24.68%) OOP
8 17 (22.08%) Unit Testing
9 15 (19.48%) OO
10 12 (15.58%) Mentoring
11 10 (12.99%) BDD
12 9 (11.69%) Scrum
13 7 (9.09%) E-Commerce
13 7 (9.09%) Multithreading
14 6 (7.79%) Pair Programming
15 4 (5.19%) Web Development
15 4 (5.19%) Continuous Improvement
15 4 (5.19%) Requirements Analysis
16 3 (3.90%) Software Testing
16 3 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 77 (100.00%) Java
2 25 (32.47%) Python
3 22 (28.57%) Ruby
3 22 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 17 (22.08%) SQL
5 10 (12.99%) XQuery
5 10 (12.99%) XPath
6 4 (5.19%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.90%) PHP
7 3 (3.90%) C++
8 2 (2.60%) Scala
8 2 (2.60%) Groovy
8 2 (2.60%) C#
8 2 (2.60%) Perl
9 1 (1.30%) C
9 1 (1.30%) SPARQL
9 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.30%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 20 (25.97%) Security Cleared
2 13 (16.88%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) WCAG
1 1 (1.30%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (12.99%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (2.60%) Puppet
2 2 (2.60%) Graphite
2 2 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 41 (53.25%) Oracle
2 18 (23.38%) Talend
3 2 (2.60%) IBM
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.60%) Adobe
3 2 (2.60%) Google
4 1 (1.30%) Perforce
4 1 (1.30%) OpenTV
4 1 (1.30%) SAP
4 1 (1.30%) Compuware
4 1 (1.30%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.30%) HP
4 1 (1.30%) Sencha