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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Software Engineer
Rank 580 547 531
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 27 31 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.060% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.064% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 28
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£468 £388 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.77% +7.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £238 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £459 £320 £318
% change year-on-year
+43.35% +0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £39.38 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -4.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.38 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -4.00%

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
51736 48200 47778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.67% 92.73% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32633 29179 26851
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2090 2095 2514
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 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
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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 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
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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 -25 26 £500 +25.00% 31
London -4 11 £468 -6.40% 11
South East -9 8 £518 +61.71% 12
Oxford - 7 £518 - 1
Oxfordshire - 7 £518 - 1
West Yorkshire -3 2 £388 +106.66% 1
Leeds -11 2 £388 +121.42% 1
Yorkshire -14 2 £388 +29.16% 2
East of England -15 2 £300 -33.33% 2
South West - 2 £375 - 1
City of London +5 1 £436 +2.58% 3
North West -5 1 - - 2
Slough - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £300 -
Berkshire - 1 - - 4
Bristol - 1 - -
Camberley - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Horsham - - - - 1
Kidlington - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - - 2
Redhill - - - -

Java Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 68 (100.00%) Java
2 67 (98.53%) Software Engineering
3 47 (69.12%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (50.00%) TDD
5 24 (35.29%) Spring
6 23 (33.82%) Web Services
7 20 (29.41%) SQL
8 19 (27.94%) Oracle
9 18 (26.47%) OO
10 16 (23.53%) BDD
11 15 (22.06%) XML
12 13 (19.12%) J2EE
12 13 (19.12%) Scrum
13 12 (17.65%) MVC
13 12 (17.65%) Linux
14 11 (16.18%) HTML
14 11 (16.18%) XSLT
14 11 (16.18%) Publishing
14 11 (16.18%) Digital Media
15 10 (14.71%) Spring MVC
15 10 (14.71%) Hibernate
15 10 (14.71%) Web Development
15 10 (14.71%) UNIX
15 10 (14.71%) JavaScript
15 10 (14.71%) SOA
15 10 (14.71%) XQuery
16 9 (13.24%) Eclipse
16 9 (13.24%) Python
16 9 (13.24%) JSP
16 9 (13.24%) Continuous Integration

Java Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 8 (11.76%) WebLogic
2 7 (10.29%) Tomcat
3 6 (8.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (7.35%) Apache
5 3 (4.41%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.94%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (2.94%) Confluence
6 2 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.94%) JBoss
6 2 (2.94%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.94%) Node.js
6 2 (2.94%) GemFire
7 1 (1.47%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (1.47%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (1.47%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 6 (8.82%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.88%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (4.41%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (4.41%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (4.41%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) HTTP
2 1 (1.47%) SSL
2 1 (1.47%) Internet
2 1 (1.47%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) MongoDB
1 4 (5.88%) Big Data
1 4 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.41%) NoSQL
2 3 (4.41%) Redis
2 3 (4.41%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.41%) MySQL
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.94%) DB2
3 2 (2.94%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.94%) KDB
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.94%) MarkLogic
3 2 (2.94%) Riak
4 1 (1.47%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.47%) CouchDB
4 1 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 9 (13.24%) Eclipse
2 7 (10.29%) Subversion
3 6 (8.82%) JUnit
4 5 (7.35%) Maven
4 5 (7.35%) Git (software)
4 5 (7.35%) Jenkins
5 4 (5.88%) Cucumber
5 4 (5.88%) NetBeans
6 3 (4.41%) Ant
6 3 (4.41%) Mockito
7 2 (2.94%) JBehave
7 2 (2.94%) MyEclipse
7 2 (2.94%) JIRA
7 2 (2.94%) IntelliJ
7 2 (2.94%) Hudson
8 1 (1.47%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (1.47%) Gradle
8 1 (1.47%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.47%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (1.47%) ClearQuest
General
1 11 (16.18%) Publishing
2 7 (10.29%) Finance
3 5 (7.35%) Marketing
4 4 (5.88%) Aerospace
4 4 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.88%) Electronics
4 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.94%) Front Office
5 2 (2.94%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (35.29%) Spring
2 23 (33.82%) Web Services
3 15 (22.06%) XML
4 13 (19.12%) J2EE
5 11 (16.18%) HTML
5 11 (16.18%) XSLT
6 10 (14.71%) Hibernate
6 10 (14.71%) Spring MVC
7 9 (13.24%) JSP
8 6 (8.82%) jQuery
8 6 (8.82%) Oracle Fusion
8 6 (8.82%) Oracle ADF
9 5 (7.35%) Java EE
9 5 (7.35%) Swing
9 5 (7.35%) CSS
9 5 (7.35%) REST
10 4 (5.88%) .NET
10 4 (5.88%) Struts
10 4 (5.88%) Java SE
10 4 (5.88%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.18%) Digital Media
2 5 (7.35%) Algorithms
3 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (5.88%) DTV
3 4 (5.88%) Open Source
4 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.94%) Video on Demand
5 2 (2.94%) Equities
6 1 (1.47%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.47%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.47%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.65%) Linux
2 10 (14.71%) UNIX
3 1 (1.47%) Android
3 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (98.53%) Software Engineering
2 47 (69.12%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (50.00%) TDD
4 18 (26.47%) OO
5 16 (23.53%) BDD
6 13 (19.12%) Scrum
7 12 (17.65%) MVC
8 10 (14.71%) SOA
8 10 (14.71%) Web Development
9 9 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (8.82%) Multithreading
11 5 (7.35%) OOD
11 5 (7.35%) Pair Programming
12 4 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (5.88%) Unit Testing
12 4 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
12 4 (5.88%) Programme Management
12 4 (5.88%) Web Application Development
12 4 (5.88%) Mentoring
13 3 (4.41%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 68 (100.00%) Java
2 20 (29.41%) SQL
3 10 (14.71%) JavaScript
3 10 (14.71%) XQuery
4 9 (13.24%) Python
5 8 (11.76%) C++
6 7 (10.29%) XPath
7 6 (8.82%) PHP
8 5 (7.35%) C
8 5 (7.35%) C#
8 5 (7.35%) Ruby
9 4 (5.88%) Perl
10 3 (4.41%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.94%) Groovy
11 2 (2.94%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.94%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.88%) Degree
2 4 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (1.47%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.94%) Puppet
3 1 (1.47%) YUM
Vendors
1 19 (27.94%) Oracle
2 4 (5.88%) SAP
2 4 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.94%) Google
3 2 (2.94%) StreamBase
4 1 (1.47%) Adobe
4 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
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