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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Software Engineer
Rank 558 533 558
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 86 111 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.21% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 69 55
Median daily rate £415 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £567 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
+10.66% +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 24 2
Median hourly rate £41.75 £55.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.09% +62.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £32.54 £32.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £55.00 £34.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £55.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-24.09% +62.96%

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
51265 53978 50296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33271 34120 30516
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1545 2017 2055
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.94 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 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 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 -38 85 £415 -5.14% 69
South East +2 25 £360 -15.29% 12
West Midlands -4 19 £415 +43.10%
London -27 16 £500 +2.04% 20
Shropshire - 12 £415 -
Telford - 11 £415 -
Oxfordshire +13 10 £413 -16.24% 2
Oxford +1 10 £413 -16.24% 1
South West -5 10 £375 +15.38% 10
Middlesex +4 8 £338 -18.67%
Somerset +3 7 £375 - 3
West Yorkshire +3 5 £570 +52.00% 9
Yorkshire -2 5 £570 +52.00% 11
Leeds -7 5 £570 +52.00% 8
Tyne and Wear - 5 £450 - 1
North East - 5 £450 - 2
Bath - 5 £375 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £500 - 1
North West -12 3 £400 -5.88% 6
Manchester - 3 £400 - 6
City of London +42 2 - - 5
East of England +20 2 - - 7
Cambridgeshire +20 2 - - 6
Yeovil +5 2 - -
Hampshire +4 2 £450 +19.20% 4
West Sussex -3 2 £475 +18.01%
Kent - 2 £750 -
Wales +18 1 £300 -29.41%
Cambridge +14 1 - - 4
Reading +1 1 - - 1

Java Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 173 (100.00%) Java
2 169 (97.69%) Software Engineering
3 113 (65.32%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (35.84%) TDD
5 61 (35.26%) Spring
6 52 (30.06%) SQL
7 51 (29.48%) Linux
8 49 (28.32%) JavaScript
9 46 (26.59%) Scala
10 45 (26.01%) DevOps
11 44 (25.43%) MongoDB
12 41 (23.70%) Unix
13 40 (23.12%) Microservices
14 38 (21.97%) REST
14 38 (21.97%) Web Services
15 37 (21.39%) HTML
15 37 (21.39%) J2EE
15 37 (21.39%) Amazon AWS
16 34 (19.65%) C++
16 34 (19.65%) XML
17 33 (19.08%) JSON
17 33 (19.08%) Docker
18 32 (18.50%) Hibernate
19 31 (17.92%) Scrum
19 31 (17.92%) Oracle
20 29 (16.76%) BDD
21 27 (15.61%) Open Source
21 27 (15.61%) CSS
21 27 (15.61%) Continuous Integration
22 26 (15.03%) Security Cleared

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 23 (13.29%) WebLogic
2 19 (10.98%) Tomcat
3 14 (8.09%) JBoss
4 12 (6.94%) Cloud Foundry
4 12 (6.94%) WebLogic Portal
5 11 (6.36%) Apache
5 11 (6.36%) Apache Spark
5 11 (6.36%) OpenStack
6 8 (4.62%) WebSphere
7 6 (3.47%) Confluence
8 4 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.73%) Jetty
9 3 (1.73%) nginx
9 3 (1.73%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (1.16%) Apache Solr
10 2 (1.16%) CMS
11 1 (0.58%) GemFire
11 1 (0.58%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.58%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.58%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 37 (21.39%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (12.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (7.51%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (6.36%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (6.36%) PaaS
5 10 (5.78%) Google App Engine
5 10 (5.78%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (5.20%) Heroku
7 5 (2.89%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 5 (2.89%) SaaS
8 4 (2.31%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.73%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.58%) AdWords
10 1 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.58%) GitHub
10 1 (0.58%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.58%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.20%) HTTP
2 5 (2.89%) AMQP
2 5 (2.89%) Internet
3 1 (0.58%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.58%) SNMP
3 1 (0.58%) SpaceWire
3 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (25.43%) MongoDB
2 21 (12.14%) Relational Database
3 18 (10.40%) Apache Cassandra
4 16 (9.25%) NoSQL
5 15 (8.67%) Hadoop
6 13 (7.51%) MySQL
7 9 (5.20%) Neo4j
8 8 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (4.05%) Redis
10 5 (2.89%) Big Data
11 3 (1.73%) HBase
11 3 (1.73%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.73%) SQL Server
12 2 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 1 (0.58%) DB2
13 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.58%) Oracle ODI
13 1 (0.58%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 24 (13.87%) Git (software)
2 22 (12.72%) JUnit
2 22 (12.72%) Selenium
3 18 (10.40%) Jenkins
4 17 (9.83%) Eclipse
5 12 (6.94%) Maven
6 11 (6.36%) Mockito
7 8 (4.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (4.62%) Rational DOORS
8 7 (4.05%) Gradle
8 7 (4.05%) IntelliJ
8 7 (4.05%) Subversion
9 6 (3.47%) Cucumber
9 6 (3.47%) JIRA
10 5 (2.89%) Visual Studio
11 4 (2.31%) TestNG
12 3 (1.73%) Grunt
12 3 (1.73%) gulp
12 3 (1.73%) NetBeans
12 3 (1.73%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 21 (12.14%) Finance
2 6 (3.47%) Aerospace
3 5 (2.89%) Banking
4 4 (2.31%) Back Office
4 4 (2.31%) Games
4 4 (2.31%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.31%) Retail
5 3 (1.73%) Electronics
5 3 (1.73%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.73%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.16%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.16%) Marketing
6 2 (1.16%) Military
6 2 (1.16%) Publishing
7 1 (0.58%) Advertising
7 1 (0.58%) Automotive
7 1 (0.58%) Avionics
7 1 (0.58%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (35.26%) Spring
2 38 (21.97%) REST
2 38 (21.97%) Web Services
3 37 (21.39%) HTML
3 37 (21.39%) J2EE
4 34 (19.65%) XML
5 33 (19.08%) JSON
6 32 (18.50%) Hibernate
7 27 (15.61%) CSS
8 23 (13.29%) Play Framework
9 22 (12.72%) HTML5
10 21 (12.14%) Node.js
10 21 (12.14%) SOAP
11 20 (11.56%) J2SE
12 18 (10.40%) AngularJS
13 16 (9.25%) RESTful
14 14 (8.09%) RabbitMQ
15 11 (6.36%) EJB
16 10 (5.78%) CSS3
16 10 (5.78%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.89%) Algorithms
2 5 (2.89%) Cloud Native
2 5 (2.89%) Data Integration
2 5 (2.89%) Semantic Web
3 4 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.31%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.31%) User Experience
4 3 (1.73%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.16%) Derivative
5 2 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.58%) Clustering
6 1 (0.58%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.58%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.58%) Ontologies
6 1 (0.58%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (0.58%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.58%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.58%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 51 (29.48%) Linux
2 41 (23.70%) Unix
3 9 (5.20%) Windows
4 5 (2.89%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.73%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.16%) AIX
7 1 (0.58%) Android
7 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.58%) CentOS
7 1 (0.58%) Fedora
7 1 (0.58%) HPUX
7 1 (0.58%) NetWare
7 1 (0.58%) Solaris
7 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (97.69%) Software Engineering
2 113 (65.32%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (35.84%) TDD
4 45 (26.01%) DevOps
5 40 (23.12%) Microservices
6 31 (17.92%) Scrum
7 29 (16.76%) BDD
8 27 (15.61%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (15.61%) Open Source
9 22 (12.72%) Continuous Delivery
10 19 (10.98%) OO
10 19 (10.98%) UML
11 18 (10.40%) Unit Testing
12 17 (9.83%) E-Commerce
13 14 (8.09%) Multithreading
14 11 (6.36%) SOA
15 10 (5.78%) High Availability
15 10 (5.78%) Pair Programming
16 9 (5.20%) Regression Testing
16 9 (5.20%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 173 (100.00%) Java
2 52 (30.06%) SQL
3 49 (28.32%) JavaScript
4 46 (26.59%) Scala
5 34 (19.65%) C++
6 22 (12.72%) Ruby
7 19 (10.98%) C#
8 16 (9.25%) C
9 15 (8.67%) Go
10 12 (6.94%) Python
11 10 (5.78%) Perl
12 9 (5.20%) Ada
12 9 (5.20%) Bash Shell
13 4 (2.31%) Groovy
13 4 (2.31%) PHP
14 2 (1.16%) Haskell
14 2 (1.16%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.16%) R
14 2 (1.16%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.58%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 26 (15.03%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.25%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.89%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.31%) Degree
5 3 (1.73%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.20%) QA
2 3 (1.73%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.58%) ECSS
System Software
1 33 (19.08%) Docker
2 6 (3.47%) vSphere
3 2 (1.16%) Apache Flume
3 2 (1.16%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.58%) Cygwin
4 1 (0.58%) etcd
4 1 (0.58%) GPFS
4 1 (0.58%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 26 (15.03%) Puppet
2 10 (5.78%) Kubernetes
3 6 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.31%) Ansible
5 3 (1.73%) OpenAM
6 2 (1.16%) Kibana
6 2 (1.16%) logstash
6 2 (1.16%) Mesos
6 2 (1.16%) OpenSSO
6 2 (1.16%) Salt
6 2 (1.16%) Sun Identity Manager
7 1 (0.58%) Consul
7 1 (0.58%) Graphite
7 1 (0.58%) StatsD
Vendors
1 31 (17.92%) Oracle
2 18 (10.40%) webMethods
3 12 (6.94%) Google
4 10 (5.78%) Adobe
5 4 (2.31%) Luciad
5 4 (2.31%) Sun
6 3 (1.73%) ForgeRock
6 3 (1.73%) IBM
7 2 (1.16%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.16%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.16%) Telelogic
7 2 (1.16%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.16%) VMware
8 1 (0.58%) Informatica
8 1 (0.58%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.58%) Perforce
8 1 (0.58%) SAP
8 1 (0.58%) Sunopsis
8 1 (0.58%) Veritas
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