The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 27 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 8 9 14
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing Java 5612 5068 4300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.17% 9.61% 9.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.02% 25.72% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3772 3456 2740
Average daily rate
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£448 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 65 86
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.15 £32.60 £22.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.31 £59.50 £49.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +19.40%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20773 19701 17295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.65% 37.36% 37.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13774 13014 10662
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 458 608
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Java
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java within the UK.

Java Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Java
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Java
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java within the UK.

Java Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Java
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Java Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Java
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 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 +5 5062 £450 +5.88% 1884
London 0 2827 £500 +5.26% 967
City of London 0 668 £525 +5.00% 315
South East +2 658 £400 +10.34% 263
North West +16 321 £425 +9.67% 138
Scotland -6 296 £400 +6.66% 97
Yorkshire -4 293 £393 +21.70% 103
South West +7 283 £400 - 141
East of England +7 236 £400 +6.66% 145
West Yorkshire -6 224 £400 +24.03% 63
Leeds -3 184 £395 +21.53% 50
East Midlands +29 167 £380 -5.00% 42
Berkshire +14 163 £400 +23.07% 62
Cheshire +30 161 £438 +12.83% 32
Surrey +5 133 £410 +2.50% 54
North East +7 126 £373 +24.16% 28
Hampshire -6 126 £380 +1.33% 21
Wales -5 121 £365 -14.11% 18
Tyne and Wear +5 114 £373 +24.16% 20
Newcastle upon Tyne +5 109 £373 +24.16% 16
Glasgow -5 109 £400 +14.12% 22
West Midlands +2 104 £400 +23.07% 51
Edinburgh -9 101 £400 - 52
Gloucestershire +11 99 £463 +8.82% 15
South Wales -3 98 £350 -17.64% 14
Buckinghamshire -5 93 £369 +5.35% 18
Manchester +7 85 £401 +10.48% 70
Cambridgeshire +15 74 £350 -17.64% 76
Essex +10 72 £400 +14.28% 18
Northamptonshire +23 70 £350 +5.66% 17

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Java also 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 that cited Java.

1 4643 (41.14%) Agile Software Development
2 2909 (25.77%) SQL
3 2508 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 2459 (21.79%) Oracle
5 2442 (21.64%) HTML
6 2381 (21.10%) Linux
7 2152 (19.07%) Spring
8 2109 (18.69%) TDD
9 2038 (18.06%) Finance
10 1985 (17.59%) Web Services
11 1746 (15.47%) J2EE
12 1727 (15.30%) UNIX
13 1703 (15.09%) Scrum
14 1686 (14.94%) XML
15 1615 (14.31%) CSS
16 1380 (12.23%) OO
17 1352 (11.98%) Continuous Integration
18 1271 (11.26%) .NET
19 1269 (11.24%) Banking
20 1249 (11.07%) Hibernate
21 1182 (10.47%) Python
22 1172 (10.38%) Git (software)
23 1137 (10.07%) C#
24 1117 (9.90%) Maven
25 1011 (8.96%) Jenkins
26 999 (8.85%) HTML5
27 985 (8.73%) REST
28 966 (8.56%) Subversion
29 941 (8.34%) E-Commerce
30 938 (8.31%) BDD

Java
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Java also 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 that cited Java. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 843 (7.47%) Tomcat
2 701 (6.21%) WebSphere
3 696 (6.17%) JBoss
4 648 (5.74%) WebLogic
5 642 (5.69%) Apache
6 375 (3.32%) Node.js
7 273 (2.42%) CMS
8 261 (2.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 236 (2.09%) Confluence
10 208 (1.84%) IIS
11 162 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
12 161 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
13 122 (1.08%) Mule
14 112 (0.99%) Apache Spark
15 109 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 94 (0.83%) Jetty
17 89 (0.79%) SharePoint
18 87 (0.77%) OpenStack
19 86 (0.76%) Mule ESB
20 84 (0.74%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 276 (2.45%) MS Excel
2 168 (1.49%) MS Office
3 78 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 57 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 40 (0.35%) Photoshop
6 35 (0.31%) MS Project
7 14 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 12 (0.11%) RoboHelp
8 12 (0.11%) FrameMaker
9 7 (0.062%) SPSS
10 6 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.053%) HipChat
11 5 (0.044%) GIMP
11 5 (0.044%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.044%) Doxygen
12 4 (0.035%) OmniGraffle
12 4 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.027%) Siemens NX
13 3 (0.027%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.027%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 63 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
2 55 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 52 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 44 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 43 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
6 36 (0.32%) RMDS
7 34 (0.30%) ION MarketView
8 22 (0.19%) Tridion
9 21 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
10 20 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
11 19 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
11 19 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
12 16 (0.14%) Summit
13 15 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
14 13 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
14 13 (0.12%) Loan IQ
15 11 (0.097%) Dynamics CRM
16 10 (0.089%) WebTrends
17 9 (0.080%) Oracle Receivables
17 9 (0.080%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 562 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
2 150 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
3 120 (1.06%) SaaS
4 115 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
5 112 (0.99%) GitHub
6 100 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
7 80 (0.71%) PaaS
8 58 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
9 47 (0.42%) IaaS
10 43 (0.38%) Amazon S3
11 40 (0.35%) Force.com
12 33 (0.29%) Google App Engine
13 31 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
14 24 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
15 21 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 18 (0.16%) Google Analytics
17 16 (0.14%) Google Apps
18 15 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 12 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
19 12 (0.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 535 (4.74%) HTTP
2 327 (2.90%) Internet
3 260 (2.30%) TCP/IP
4 192 (1.70%) Firewall
5 183 (1.62%) SSL
6 168 (1.49%) LDAP
7 150 (1.33%) DNS
8 67 (0.59%) DHCP
8 67 (0.59%) IPsec
9 61 (0.54%) SAN
10 57 (0.51%) FTP
11 54 (0.48%) Network Security
12 48 (0.43%) VPN
13 47 (0.42%) WAN
14 45 (0.40%) LAN
15 42 (0.37%) HTTPS
16 38 (0.34%) AMQP
17 36 (0.32%) Kerberos
18 35 (0.31%) SNMP
19 31 (0.27%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 915 (8.11%) Relational Database
2 886 (7.85%) SQL Server
3 668 (5.92%) MongoDB
4 623 (5.52%) MySQL
5 616 (5.46%) Oracle Database
6 504 (4.47%) Hadoop
7 457 (4.05%) Big Data
8 451 (4.00%) NoSQL
9 418 (3.70%) RDBMS
10 293 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
11 254 (2.25%) DB2
12 248 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
13 228 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
14 165 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
15 145 (1.28%) Apache Hive
16 135 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
17 102 (0.90%) Redis
18 101 (0.89%) HBase
19 80 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 78 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1172 (10.38%) Git (software)
2 1117 (9.90%) Maven
3 1011 (8.96%) Jenkins
4 966 (8.56%) Subversion
5 866 (7.67%) JUnit
6 767 (6.80%) Selenium
7 663 (5.87%) JIRA
8 591 (5.24%) Cucumber
9 584 (5.17%) Eclipse
10 490 (4.34%) Ant
11 250 (2.21%) WebDriver
12 193 (1.71%) Mockito
13 192 (1.70%) TeamCity
14 175 (1.55%) Gradle
15 170 (1.51%) Hudson
16 149 (1.32%) Visual Studio
17 141 (1.25%) SoapUI
18 134 (1.19%) JMeter
19 124 (1.10%) Grunt
20 104 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2038 (18.06%) Finance
2 1269 (11.24%) Banking
3 645 (5.71%) Front Office
4 598 (5.30%) Investment Banking
5 366 (3.24%) Retail
6 302 (2.68%) Telecoms
7 191 (1.69%) Marketing
8 135 (1.20%) Games
9 122 (1.08%) Publishing
10 120 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 98 (0.87%) Back Office
12 93 (0.82%) Financial Institution
13 71 (0.63%) Legal
14 68 (0.60%) Electronics
15 54 (0.48%) Automotive
16 45 (0.40%) Advertising
17 38 (0.34%) Law
18 30 (0.27%) French Language
19 27 (0.24%) Billing
19 27 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6583 (58.32%) Developer
2 3702 (32.80%) Java Developer
3 1059 (9.38%) Architect
4 827 (7.33%) Senior Developer
5 786 (6.96%) Analyst
6 561 (4.97%) Senior Java Developer
7 330 (2.92%) Software Engineer
8 325 (2.88%) Consultant
9 319 (2.83%) DevOps Engineer
10 307 (2.72%) Solutions Architect
11 286 (2.53%) Technical Architect
12 236 (2.09%) Android Developer
13 230 (2.04%) Test Analyst
14 201 (1.78%) Tester
15 197 (1.75%) Java/J2EE Developer
16 177 (1.57%) Front-End Developer
17 174 (1.54%) Web Developer
18 165 (1.46%) Programmer
19 160 (1.42%) AWS Developer
20 159 (1.41%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2442 (21.64%) HTML
2 2152 (19.07%) Spring
3 1985 (17.59%) Web Services
4 1746 (15.47%) J2EE
5 1686 (14.94%) XML
6 1615 (14.31%) CSS
7 1271 (11.26%) .NET
8 1249 (11.07%) Hibernate
9 999 (8.85%) HTML5
10 985 (8.73%) REST
11 825 (7.31%) SOAP
12 811 (7.19%) jQuery
13 785 (6.95%) RESTful
14 732 (6.49%) JSON
15 684 (6.06%) JSP
16 634 (5.62%) AngularJS
17 535 (4.74%) Java EE
18 499 (4.42%) Middleware
19 486 (4.31%) JMS
20 452 (4.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 589 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
2 440 (3.90%) Computer Science
3 365 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 349 (3.09%) Derivative
5 314 (2.78%) Mobile App
6 290 (2.57%) User Experience
7 217 (1.92%) Fixed Income
8 216 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
9 206 (1.83%) Equities
10 181 (1.60%) Visualisation
11 124 (1.10%) Algorithms
12 114 (1.01%) Data Centre
13 110 (0.97%) Mathematics
14 106 (0.94%) Clustering
15 99 (0.88%) Management Information System
16 94 (0.83%) Equity Derivative
17 89 (0.79%) Market Risk
18 87 (0.77%) Client/Server
19 77 (0.68%) Data Structures
20 73 (0.65%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2381 (21.10%) Linux
2 1727 (15.30%) UNIX
3 867 (7.68%) Windows
4 484 (4.29%) Android
5 309 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 249 (2.21%) Apple iOS
7 221 (1.96%) Solaris
8 150 (1.33%) Mac OS X
9 139 (1.23%) CentOS
10 120 (1.06%) AIX
11 92 (0.82%) Ubuntu
12 69 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
13 53 (0.47%) Windows 7
14 33 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
14 33 (0.29%) Windows XP
15 28 (0.25%) HPUX
16 23 (0.20%) SUSE
16 23 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
17 20 (0.18%) VME
17 20 (0.18%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 4643 (41.14%) Agile Software Development
2 2109 (18.69%) TDD
3 1703 (15.09%) Scrum
4 1380 (12.23%) OO
5 1352 (11.98%) Continuous Integration
6 941 (8.34%) E-Commerce
7 938 (8.31%) BDD
8 873 (7.73%) SOA
9 858 (7.60%) Software Engineering
10 759 (6.72%) SDLC
11 753 (6.67%) Open Source
12 744 (6.59%) MVC
13 743 (6.58%) DevOps
14 658 (5.83%) Multithreading
15 557 (4.93%) Configuration Management
16 528 (4.68%) Unit Testing
17 486 (4.31%) Web Development
18 455 (4.03%) Data Modelling
19 432 (3.83%) UML
20 385 (3.41%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2909 (25.77%) SQL
2 2508 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 1182 (10.47%) Python
4 1137 (10.07%) C#
5 841 (7.45%) C++
6 825 (7.31%) Ruby
7 670 (5.94%) Perl
8 632 (5.60%) Scala
9 629 (5.57%) PL/SQL
10 485 (4.30%) PHP
11 391 (3.46%) Shell Script
12 337 (2.99%) C
13 302 (2.68%) Bash Shell
14 191 (1.69%) Groovy
15 134 (1.19%) VBA
16 126 (1.12%) Objective-C
17 120 (1.06%) VB
18 105 (0.93%) XPath
19 89 (0.79%) Clojure
20 80 (0.71%) R
Qualifications
1 930 (8.24%) Security Cleared
2 692 (6.13%) Degree
3 553 (4.90%) SC Cleared
4 245 (2.17%) DV Cleared
5 137 (1.21%) ISEB
6 81 (0.72%) Sun Certification
7 61 (0.54%) ISTQB
7 61 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 34 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
9 25 (0.22%) PMI Certification
9 25 (0.22%) OCPJP
10 24 (0.21%) HND
11 19 (0.17%) PhD
12 18 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
13 13 (0.12%) CISSP
13 13 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 12 (0.11%) PMP
15 11 (0.097%) IBM Certification
16 10 (0.089%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 575 (5.09%) QA
2 54 (0.48%) SLA
3 19 (0.17%) PCI DSS
3 19 (0.17%) Data Quality
4 18 (0.16%) ISO 9001
5 16 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
6 14 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (0.11%) EMIR
8 10 (0.089%) HL7
9 9 (0.080%) ISO 14001
10 8 (0.071%) DICOM
11 7 (0.062%) WCAG
11 7 (0.062%) COBIT
12 6 (0.053%) FINREP
13 5 (0.044%) COREP
14 4 (0.035%) IEC 61508
14 4 (0.035%) Basel III
14 4 (0.035%) WAI
14 4 (0.035%) TickIT
14 4 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 174 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 129 (1.14%) Docker
3 100 (0.89%) Active Directory
4 68 (0.60%) HDFS
5 52 (0.46%) Apache Flume
6 46 (0.41%) vCloud
7 42 (0.37%) Varnish
8 35 (0.31%) vSphere
9 32 (0.28%) Xen
10 31 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
11 21 (0.19%) Squid
12 20 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 19 (0.17%) Hyper-V
14 18 (0.16%) iptables
15 17 (0.15%) NFS
16 15 (0.13%) Samba
17 14 (0.12%) VirtualBox
18 12 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
19 11 (0.097%) VMware ESX
19 11 (0.097%) KVM
Systems Management
1 592 (5.24%) Puppet
2 444 (3.93%) Opscode Chef
3 214 (1.90%) Ansible
4 102 (0.90%) Vagrant
5 94 (0.83%) Nagios
6 92 (0.82%) Salt
7 72 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
8 71 (0.63%) ZABBIX
9 49 (0.43%) ITRS Geneos
10 46 (0.41%) Tivoli
11 45 (0.40%) Graphite
12 38 (0.34%) CA Single Sign-On
13 37 (0.33%) StatsD
14 36 (0.32%) Oozie
15 33 (0.29%) Kibana
16 30 (0.27%) Graylog
17 29 (0.26%) HAProxy
18 26 (0.23%) BladeLogic
19 25 (0.22%) yum
20 24 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 2459 (21.79%) Oracle
2 519 (4.60%) Microsoft
3 475 (4.21%) IBM
4 334 (2.96%) Red Hat
5 316 (2.80%) Sybase
6 272 (2.41%) VMware
7 263 (2.33%) Adobe
8 233 (2.06%) SAP
9 214 (1.90%) TIBCO
10 211 (1.87%) Google
11 200 (1.77%) hybris
12 187 (1.66%) HP
13 169 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
14 125 (1.11%) Informatica
15 124 (1.10%) webMethods
16 102 (0.90%) Sun
17 94 (0.83%) Atlassian
18 91 (0.81%) Citrix
19 88 (0.78%) Business Objects
20 86 (0.76%) Splunk
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