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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Software Engineer
Rank 524 526 576
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +50
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 97 118 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.21% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.23% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 97 39
Median daily rate £465 £600 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £338 £415
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -18.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 5
Median hourly rate £40.75 £43.00 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.23% +18.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £40.24 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.35 £47.50 £46.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £43.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
-5.23% +18.13%

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
47057 52332 52807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.77% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30804 33337 33423
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1653 2041 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.41 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 8 December 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 -9 75 £485 -25.46% 69
London -52 26 £465 -28.46% 15
South East +35 19 £554 +47.73% 12
Scotland +22 17 £338 - 4
South West +24 14 £525 +45.83% 8
Glasgow +14 13 £338 -15.62% 1
Oxfordshire +13 13 £600 +26.31% 4
Oxford +5 13 £600 +26.31% 2
Somerset +30 10 - - 2
Yeovil +1 9 - - 1
North West +12 7 £440 -7.36% 11
East of England +6 6 £331 -17.70% 12
Buckinghamshire +20 5 - - 2
Wales -2 4 £538 +66.66%
Preston - 4 - -
Lancashire - 4 - -
Edinburgh +21 3 - - 3
Milton Keynes +19 3 - - 2
Hertfordshire - 3 £350 - 1
Cambridge +8 2 £250 -37.88% 7
South Wales +6 2 £500 +55.03%
Cambridgeshire +5 2 £250 -37.88% 7
Leeds - 2 £450 - 4
Cheltenham - 2 £525 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £525 - 4
West Yorkshire - 2 £450 - 7
Yorkshire - 2 £450 - 9
Hampshire +19 1 £400 +3.22% 2
Cardiff +12 1 - -
Fife -1 1 - -

Java Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 163 (98.79%) Java
2 158 (95.76%) Software Engineering
3 113 (68.48%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (40.61%) Spring
5 64 (38.79%) TDD
6 56 (33.94%) Linux
7 54 (32.73%) Scrum
8 45 (27.27%) Web Services
9 43 (26.06%) BDD
10 42 (25.45%) JavaScript
10 42 (25.45%) Amazon AWS
11 41 (24.85%) Open Source
12 40 (24.24%) HTML
12 40 (24.24%) DevOps
13 39 (23.64%) SQL
14 38 (23.03%) JUnit
15 37 (22.42%) Maven
16 36 (21.82%) RESTful
17 35 (21.21%) Tomcat
17 35 (21.21%) REST
18 34 (20.61%) Git (software)
19 33 (20.00%) MongoDB
20 32 (19.39%) Cucumber
20 32 (19.39%) JSON
20 32 (19.39%) OO
21 31 (18.79%) Jenkins
22 30 (18.18%) Scala
23 28 (16.97%) XML
24 27 (16.36%) C++
24 27 (16.36%) NoSQL

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 35 (21.21%) Tomcat
2 24 (14.55%) Apache
3 22 (13.33%) JBoss
4 21 (12.73%) WebLogic
5 20 (12.12%) WebSphere
6 17 (10.30%) WebSphere Application Server
7 14 (8.48%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (5.45%) nginx
9 8 (4.85%) Alfresco
9 8 (4.85%) Apache Solr
9 8 (4.85%) Confluence
10 7 (4.24%) WebSphere Process Server
11 6 (3.64%) Apache Spark
12 5 (3.03%) Jetty
12 5 (3.03%) WebLogic Portal
13 4 (2.42%) OpenStack
14 3 (1.82%) CMS
14 3 (1.82%) GlassFish
15 2 (1.21%) Apache Pig
15 2 (1.21%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 2 (1.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 42 (25.45%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (9.70%) Amazon SQS
3 15 (9.09%) Amazon S3
4 14 (8.48%) GitHub
5 13 (7.88%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (7.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (2.42%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (2.42%) Google App Engine
8 4 (2.42%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (1.21%) OpenShift
10 2 (1.21%) SaaS
11 1 (0.61%) Heroku
11 1 (0.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.88%) HTTP
2 9 (5.45%) Internet
3 4 (2.42%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.82%) SSL
5 2 (1.21%) BGP
5 2 (1.21%) DNS
5 2 (1.21%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 27 (16.36%) NoSQL
3 14 (8.48%) Hadoop
4 13 (7.88%) MySQL
5 12 (7.27%) Big Data
6 11 (6.67%) Relational Database
7 9 (5.45%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (4.85%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (4.85%) Neo4j
9 5 (3.03%) RDBMS
10 4 (2.42%) Couchbase
10 4 (2.42%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (1.82%) HBase
11 3 (1.82%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (1.82%) SQL Server
12 2 (1.21%) Apache Accumulo
12 2 (1.21%) Apache Hive
12 2 (1.21%) Redis
13 1 (0.61%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 38 (23.03%) JUnit
2 37 (22.42%) Maven
3 34 (20.61%) Git (software)
4 32 (19.39%) Cucumber
5 31 (18.79%) Jenkins
6 19 (11.52%) Selenium
7 16 (9.70%) Eclipse
7 16 (9.70%) Mockito
8 14 (8.48%) JIRA
9 11 (6.67%) Gradle
10 10 (6.06%) Subversion
11 7 (4.24%) Ant
11 7 (4.24%) Rational DOORS
12 5 (3.03%) IntelliJ
13 4 (2.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (2.42%) RSpec
13 4 (2.42%) SoapUI
13 4 (2.42%) Spock
14 3 (1.82%) Bitbucket
14 3 (1.82%) Bugzilla
General
1 20 (12.12%) Publishing
2 18 (10.91%) Finance
3 10 (6.06%) Retail
4 6 (3.64%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.03%) Military
6 4 (2.42%) Aerospace
6 4 (2.42%) Banking
7 3 (1.82%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.21%) Back Office
8 2 (1.21%) Electronics
8 2 (1.21%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.21%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (40.61%) Spring
2 45 (27.27%) Web Services
3 40 (24.24%) HTML
4 36 (21.82%) RESTful
5 35 (21.21%) REST
6 32 (19.39%) JSON
7 28 (16.97%) XML
8 25 (15.15%) HTML5
9 24 (14.55%) J2EE
10 18 (10.91%) CSS
11 17 (10.30%) Node.js
12 15 (9.09%) EJB
13 13 (7.88%) AngularJS
13 13 (7.88%) JMS
14 12 (7.27%) Hibernate
14 12 (7.27%) Java EE
14 12 (7.27%) SOAP
15 11 (6.67%) Play Framework
16 8 (4.85%) J2SE
16 8 (4.85%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.45%) User Experience
2 7 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.64%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (3.64%) Semantic Web
4 4 (2.42%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.42%) Wiki
5 2 (1.21%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.21%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.21%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.61%) BBC
6 1 (0.61%) Blog
6 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.61%) IVR
6 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.61%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.61%) Ontologies
6 1 (0.61%) PKI
6 1 (0.61%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 56 (33.94%) Linux
2 26 (15.76%) Unix
3 3 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.21%) Windows
5 1 (0.61%) CentOS
5 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.61%) MVS
5 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (95.76%) Software Engineering
2 113 (68.48%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (38.79%) TDD
4 54 (32.73%) Scrum
5 43 (26.06%) BDD
6 41 (24.85%) Open Source
7 40 (24.24%) DevOps
8 32 (19.39%) OO
9 25 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (15.15%) Microservices
10 22 (13.33%) Web Development
11 21 (12.73%) UML
12 20 (12.12%) Pair Programming
12 20 (12.12%) Unit Testing
13 15 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
14 14 (8.48%) E-Commerce
14 14 (8.48%) High Availability
15 13 (7.88%) Time Management
16 11 (6.67%) Migration
17 10 (6.06%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 163 (98.79%) Java
2 42 (25.45%) JavaScript
3 39 (23.64%) SQL
4 30 (18.18%) Scala
5 27 (16.36%) C++
6 22 (13.33%) C#
6 22 (13.33%) Python
7 16 (9.70%) Ruby
8 9 (5.45%) Bash Shell
9 7 (4.24%) C
10 6 (3.64%) Go
10 6 (3.64%) Perl
11 5 (3.03%) Ada
11 5 (3.03%) Groovy
11 5 (3.03%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.82%) PHP
12 3 (1.82%) XPath
12 3 (1.82%) XQuery
13 2 (1.21%) Clojure
13 2 (1.21%) F#
Qualifications
1 20 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.88%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.42%) Degree
3 4 (2.42%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.06%) QA
2 4 (2.42%) SDET
3 2 (1.21%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.61%) SAS 70
System Software
1 19 (11.52%) Docker
2 4 (2.42%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.61%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.61%) HDFS
3 1 (0.61%) vCloud
3 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (9.70%) Puppet
2 8 (4.85%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.64%) Ansible
4 5 (3.03%) OpenAM
5 4 (2.42%) OpenSSO
5 4 (2.42%) Sun Identity Manager
6 3 (1.82%) Graphite
6 3 (1.82%) Kibana
7 2 (1.21%) Grafana
7 2 (1.21%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.21%) logstash
7 2 (1.21%) Salt
8 1 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.61%) Mesos
8 1 (0.61%) Oozie
8 1 (0.61%) StatsD
Vendors
1 10 (6.06%) Oracle
2 8 (4.85%) webMethods
3 6 (3.64%) Google
3 6 (3.64%) Sun
4 5 (3.03%) ForgeRock
5 4 (2.42%) Adobe
5 4 (2.42%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.82%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.21%) hybris
7 2 (1.21%) IBM
7 2 (1.21%) SAP
7 2 (1.21%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.21%) VMware
8 1 (0.61%) Apigee
8 1 (0.61%) Avaya
8 1 (0.61%) Informatica
8 1 (0.61%) Luciad
8 1 (0.61%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.61%) Twitter
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