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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Software Engineer
Rank 543 545 535
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 98 87 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 62 61
Median daily rate £475 £433 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.82% +23.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £316 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £730 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £384 £320
% change year-on-year
+23.77% +19.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £47.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.21% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £47.00 -
% change year-on-year
-20.21% -

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
52739 52999 51576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.88% 94.73% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 34376 32174 31581
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1514 2137 2130
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.28% -0.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 May 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
(Click see detailed
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 -5 93 £475 -2.31% 49
South East +5 34 £563 +37.19% 9
London -20 24 £543 -1.36% 21
South West +7 15 £325 -21.21% 5
Kent - 13 £700 -
West Midlands -3 9 £390 +24.80% 3
Somerset +12 8 - -
Yorkshire 0 8 £420 +31.25% 4
West Yorkshire -2 8 £420 +31.25% 3
Leeds -10 8 £420 +31.25% 1
Oxford +12 7 £475 -2.31% 1
Oxfordshire +9 7 £475 +11.76% 1
Hampshire +14 6 £337 -14.14% 5
Shropshire - 6 £390 - 1
Telford - 6 £390 -
Scotland -10 5 - - 4
Yeovil - 5 - -
Wiltshire - 5 - -
North West -11 4 £413 +22.22% 2
Edinburgh - 4 - - 3
Tonbridge - 4 £725 -
Southampton +19 3 £337 -14.14% 1
Glasgow +5 3 - -
Manchester -6 3 £425 +25.92% 1
Middlesex - 3 £320 -
Coventry - 3 £388 - 1
Templecombe +3 2 - -
West Sussex -26 2 £475 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Farnborough - 2 - -

Java Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 159 (100.00%) Java
2 156 (98.11%) Software Engineering
3 92 (57.86%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (33.33%) TDD
5 48 (30.19%) Spring
6 38 (23.90%) Web Services
7 36 (22.64%) C++
7 36 (22.64%) SQL
8 34 (21.38%) JavaScript
8 34 (21.38%) Linux
9 32 (20.13%) HTML
9 32 (20.13%) Scrum
10 29 (18.24%) UML
11 28 (17.61%) Scala
12 27 (16.98%) DevOps
12 27 (16.98%) Security Cleared
13 26 (16.35%) Finance
14 25 (15.72%) OO
14 25 (15.72%) Oracle
14 25 (15.72%) CSS
14 25 (15.72%) BDD
14 25 (15.72%) REST
15 24 (15.09%) J2EE
16 23 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
16 23 (14.47%) Ruby
16 23 (14.47%) Jenkins
17 22 (13.84%) Hibernate
18 21 (13.21%) Unix
18 21 (13.21%) Git (software)
19 19 (11.95%) JUnit

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 18 (11.32%) Tomcat
2 16 (10.06%) Node.js
3 13 (8.18%) Cloud Foundry
4 9 (5.66%) Confluence
5 8 (5.03%) OpenStack
5 8 (5.03%) WebLogic
6 7 (4.40%) Apache
6 7 (4.40%) Apache Spark
7 6 (3.77%) JBoss
8 4 (2.52%) WebLogic Portal
8 4 (2.52%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.89%) Jetty
10 2 (1.26%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.63%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.63%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (7.55%) PaaS
3 11 (6.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (5.66%) Heroku
5 5 (3.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 4 (2.52%) SaaS
7 2 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.26%) Google App Engine
7 2 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.63%) AdWords
8 1 (0.63%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.63%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.03%) HTTP
2 5 (3.14%) AMQP
3 4 (2.52%) Internet
3 4 (2.52%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.26%) LDAP
5 1 (0.63%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (0.63%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.63%) DVB
5 1 (0.63%) SNMP
5 1 (0.63%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.95%) MongoDB
2 15 (9.43%) Apache Cassandra
3 12 (7.55%) Hadoop
3 12 (7.55%) MySQL
3 12 (7.55%) Relational Database
4 11 (6.92%) NoSQL
5 7 (4.40%) Redis
6 5 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.52%) KDB
7 4 (2.52%) Neo4j
8 2 (1.26%) Big Data
8 2 (1.26%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.63%) DB2
9 1 (0.63%) HBase
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.63%) OrientDB
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (14.47%) Jenkins
2 21 (13.21%) Git (software)
3 19 (11.95%) JUnit
4 15 (9.43%) Eclipse
4 15 (9.43%) Subversion
5 14 (8.81%) Mockito
6 13 (8.18%) Maven
7 11 (6.92%) JIRA
8 9 (5.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (5.03%) Cucumber
9 8 (5.03%) NetBeans
9 8 (5.03%) Rational DOORS
9 8 (5.03%) Selenium
10 6 (3.77%) Gradle
10 6 (3.77%) Visual Studio
11 5 (3.14%) Gerrit
12 4 (2.52%) VTune
13 3 (1.89%) Rational Rhapsody
13 3 (1.89%) TeamCity
13 3 (1.89%) TestNG
General
1 26 (16.35%) Finance
2 9 (5.66%) Aerospace
3 8 (5.03%) Military
4 7 (4.40%) Banking
4 7 (4.40%) Electronics
4 7 (4.40%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.14%) Games
5 5 (3.14%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.14%) Marketing
5 5 (3.14%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.89%) Retail
7 2 (1.26%) Back Office
7 2 (1.26%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.26%) Publishing
8 1 (0.63%) Advertising
8 1 (0.63%) Automotive
8 1 (0.63%) Avionics
8 1 (0.63%) Front Office
8 1 (0.63%) Local Government
8 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (30.19%) Spring
2 38 (23.90%) Web Services
3 32 (20.13%) HTML
4 25 (15.72%) CSS
4 25 (15.72%) REST
5 24 (15.09%) J2EE
6 22 (13.84%) Hibernate
7 18 (11.32%) HTML5
8 17 (10.69%) XML
9 15 (9.43%) RESTful
10 14 (8.81%) RabbitMQ
11 13 (8.18%) JSON
12 12 (7.55%) CSS3
13 11 (6.92%) AngularJS
14 10 (6.29%) SOAP
15 9 (5.66%) Java EE
15 9 (5.66%) Play Framework
16 8 (5.03%) jQuery
17 7 (4.40%) Apache Camel
17 7 (4.40%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.40%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.14%) Algorithms
2 5 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.52%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.52%) User Experience
4 3 (1.89%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.89%) Derivative
4 3 (1.89%) Physics
5 2 (1.26%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.26%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.26%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.26%) Wiki
6 1 (0.63%) Clustering
6 1 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.63%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.63%) HACMP
6 1 (0.63%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.63%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 34 (21.38%) Linux
2 21 (13.21%) Unix
3 11 (6.92%) Windows
4 5 (3.14%) Solaris
5 4 (2.52%) Android
6 3 (1.89%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.89%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.26%) AIX
7 2 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.63%) CentOS
8 1 (0.63%) HPUX
8 1 (0.63%) NetWare
8 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (98.11%) Software Engineering
2 92 (57.86%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (33.33%) TDD
4 32 (20.13%) Scrum
5 29 (18.24%) UML
6 27 (16.98%) DevOps
7 25 (15.72%) BDD
7 25 (15.72%) OO
8 23 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (10.69%) Continuous Delivery
9 17 (10.69%) Microservices
10 15 (9.43%) Multithreading
11 14 (8.81%) Unit Testing
12 11 (6.92%) Open Source
13 10 (6.29%) Low Latency
13 10 (6.29%) Requirements Analysis
13 10 (6.29%) SDLC
13 10 (6.29%) SOA
14 8 (5.03%) Configuration Management
14 8 (5.03%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 159 (100.00%) Java
2 36 (22.64%) C++
2 36 (22.64%) SQL
3 34 (21.38%) JavaScript
4 28 (17.61%) Scala
5 23 (14.47%) Ruby
6 15 (9.43%) Python
7 14 (8.81%) C#
8 12 (7.55%) C
8 12 (7.55%) Go
9 9 (5.66%) Ada
9 9 (5.66%) Bash Shell
10 8 (5.03%) Perl
11 7 (4.40%) Groovy
12 6 (3.77%) PL/SQL
13 4 (2.52%) PHP
14 3 (1.89%) Shell Script
15 2 (1.26%) Haskell
15 2 (1.26%) Tcl
16 1 (0.63%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 27 (16.98%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.69%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.55%) Degree
4 6 (3.77%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.63%) ECSS
1 1 (0.63%) ISO 8583
1 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 17 (10.69%) Docker
2 6 (3.77%) vSphere
3 4 (2.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (2.52%) Cygwin
4 2 (1.26%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.63%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 10 (6.29%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.77%) Puppet
3 2 (1.26%) CA Wily
3 2 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.63%) Ansible
4 1 (0.63%) Mesos
Vendors
1 25 (15.72%) Oracle
2 7 (4.40%) Luciad
3 4 (2.52%) webMethods
4 3 (1.89%) Google
5 2 (1.26%) Adobe
5 2 (1.26%) SAP
5 2 (1.26%) Telelogic
6 1 (0.63%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.63%) BEA
6 1 (0.63%) Cisco
6 1 (0.63%) IBM
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.63%) Perforce
6 1 (0.63%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.63%) Sunopsis
6 1 (0.63%) Veritas
6 1 (0.63%) VMware
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