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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Software Engineer
Rank 531 551 513
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 45 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.030% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.032% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 21
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£388 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £363 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £444 £321
% change year-on-year
-21.12% +38.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.40 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 - -

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -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 27 February 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
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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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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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 +8 40 £388 -18.36% 27
South East -15 14 £400 -3.03% 17
East of England +12 11 £350 -26.31% 1
Hertfordshire - 9 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 7 - -
London -15 6 £550 +15.78% 7
Berkshire - 4 £400 - 4
Oxfordshire - 4 £518 - 7
Surrey - 4 £325 - 5
Reading - 4 £400 - 4
Leeds - 3 £315 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £315 -
Yorkshire - 3 £315 -
North West -12 2 £357 +12.46%
South West -19 2 - - 1
Manchester -8 1 £338 +6.46%
Hampshire -13 1 £375 -9.09%
West Sussex - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Scotland - - - - 2
Farnborough - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Wales - - - - 1
South Wales - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 2
Merseyside - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Camberley - - - -

Java Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 73 (100.00%) Java
2 72 (98.63%) Software Engineering
3 53 (72.60%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (52.05%) Oracle
5 34 (46.58%) SOA
6 32 (43.84%) XML
7 31 (42.47%) TDD
8 27 (36.99%) WebLogic
8 27 (36.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 24 (32.88%) HTML
9 24 (32.88%) Python
9 24 (32.88%) MVC
10 23 (31.51%) JavaScript
10 23 (31.51%) Git (software)
11 21 (28.77%) JSON
11 21 (28.77%) Ruby
12 20 (27.40%) WebSphere
12 20 (27.40%) JUnit
12 20 (27.40%) CSS
12 20 (27.40%) UML
12 20 (27.40%) Security Cleared
12 20 (27.40%) Apache Camel
13 19 (26.03%) jQuery
13 19 (26.03%) OOP
13 19 (26.03%) Spring
14 18 (24.66%) JBoss
14 18 (24.66%) AngularJS
15 17 (23.29%) PhoneGap
15 17 (23.29%) Talend
15 17 (23.29%) Selenium

Java Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 27 (36.99%) WebLogic
1 27 (36.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 20 (27.40%) WebSphere
3 18 (24.66%) JBoss
4 17 (23.29%) MQSeries
5 4 (5.48%) Tomcat
6 3 (4.11%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (2.74%) Apache
7 2 (2.74%) Node.js
7 2 (2.74%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.37%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (1.37%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (1.37%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (1.37%) IBM HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 10 (13.70%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.48%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (4.11%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (2.74%) ElastiCache
3 2 (2.74%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.74%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.48%) Internet
2 2 (2.74%) HTTP
3 1 (1.37%) NGN
3 1 (1.37%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) Hadoop
1 4 (5.48%) Big Data
2 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.11%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.11%) Redis
3 2 (2.74%) Riak
3 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.74%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.37%) Triplestore
4 1 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.37%) MySQL
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.37%) DB2
4 1 (1.37%) Informix
4 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (31.51%) Git (software)
2 20 (27.40%) JUnit
3 17 (23.29%) Ant
3 17 (23.29%) JIRA
3 17 (23.29%) Selenium
3 17 (23.29%) Talend Open Studio
4 7 (9.59%) Eclipse
5 6 (8.22%) Jenkins
6 5 (6.85%) Cucumber
6 5 (6.85%) Maven
7 4 (5.48%) Subversion
8 3 (4.11%) Mockito
8 3 (4.11%) Hudson
9 2 (2.74%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (2.74%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (2.74%) ClearQuest
9 2 (2.74%) ClearCase
10 1 (1.37%) IntelliJ
10 1 (1.37%) Introscope
10 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (21.92%) Telecoms
2 12 (16.44%) Publishing
3 4 (5.48%) Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Finance
5 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.37%) Marketing
5 1 (1.37%) Games
5 1 (1.37%) Military
5 1 (1.37%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (43.84%) XML
2 24 (32.88%) HTML
3 21 (28.77%) JSON
4 20 (27.40%) CSS
4 20 (27.40%) Apache Camel
5 19 (26.03%) jQuery
5 19 (26.03%) Spring
6 18 (24.66%) AngularJS
7 17 (23.29%) HTML5
7 17 (23.29%) PhoneGap
8 15 (20.55%) CSS3
9 14 (19.18%) Web Services
10 12 (16.44%) XSLT
10 12 (16.44%) Hibernate
11 10 (13.70%) Oracle ADF
11 10 (13.70%) J2EE
11 10 (13.70%) Oracle Fusion
12 6 (8.22%) JSF
13 5 (6.85%) Spring MVC
13 5 (6.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) Digital Media
2 4 (5.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (4.11%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.11%) Open Source
4 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.74%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.37%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.37%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.37%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.37%) MHEG
5 1 (1.37%) W3C
5 1 (1.37%) DTV
5 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.37%) Interactive TV
5 1 (1.37%) IPTV
5 1 (1.37%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.33%) Linux
2 4 (5.48%) UNIX
3 2 (2.74%) Windows
3 2 (2.74%) Ubuntu
3 2 (2.74%) Android
4 1 (1.37%) CentOS
4 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.37%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (98.63%) Software Engineering
2 53 (72.60%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (46.58%) SOA
4 31 (42.47%) TDD
5 24 (32.88%) MVC
6 20 (27.40%) UML
7 19 (26.03%) OOP
8 16 (21.92%) Unit Testing
9 13 (17.81%) OO
10 12 (16.44%) Mentoring
11 10 (13.70%) BDD
12 8 (10.96%) Scrum
13 6 (8.22%) Pair Programming
14 5 (6.85%) E-Commerce
14 5 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
15 4 (5.48%) Requirements Analysis
15 4 (5.48%) Web Development
15 4 (5.48%) Continuous Improvement
16 3 (4.11%) Multithreading
17 2 (2.74%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 73 (100.00%) Java
2 24 (32.88%) Python
3 23 (31.51%) JavaScript
4 21 (28.77%) Ruby
5 14 (19.18%) SQL
6 10 (13.70%) XPath
6 10 (13.70%) XQuery
7 4 (5.48%) C++
7 4 (5.48%) PHP
7 4 (5.48%) PL/SQL
8 3 (4.11%) C#
8 3 (4.11%) Scala
8 3 (4.11%) Groovy
9 2 (2.74%) Perl
10 1 (1.37%) C
10 1 (1.37%) SPARQL
10 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.37%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 20 (27.40%) Security Cleared
2 12 (16.44%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.48%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (13.70%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.74%) Graphite
2 2 (2.74%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (52.05%) Oracle
2 17 (23.29%) Talend
3 2 (2.74%) Google
3 2 (2.74%) IBM
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.74%) Adobe
4 1 (1.37%) Compuware
4 1 (1.37%) HP
4 1 (1.37%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.37%) Perforce
4 1 (1.37%) OpenTV
4 1 (1.37%) SAP