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 24 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 8 10 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing Java 5884 5049 4925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.32% 9.72% 9.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.60% 25.41% 25.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4152 3372 3038
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £597
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 72 106
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.67 £21.98 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -3.47%

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
21321 19869 19608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.40% 38.24% 37.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 14386 12730 11841
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 568 674
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.23 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 24 November 2014.

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 24 November 2014.

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 24 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 +2 5239 £450 - 1846
London 0 3104 £485 +2.10% 857
South East +2 710 £400 +14.28% 322
City of London -1 704 £500 - 315
Scotland +5 395 £415 +10.66% 88
South West +10 300 £425 +21.42% 136
North West +2 256 £375 +7.14% 137
East of England -1 251 £428 +15.22% 153
Yorkshire -2 219 £375 +14.50% 129
Edinburgh +9 208 £390 +11.42% 33
Berkshire +12 188 £375 +2.73% 61
West Yorkshire +4 172 £375 +7.14% 77
Hampshire 0 160 £375 -4.76% 65
West Midlands +5 147 £375 - 43
Leeds +5 142 £375 +15.38% 58
Wales +21 124 £425 +53.15% 24
North East +1 123 £395 +51.92% 20
Essex +9 122 £450 +31.29% 27
Surrey +3 120 £400 +15.94% 72
Glasgow +2 114 £444 +19.93% 35
Tyne and Wear -1 114 £400 +56.86% 16
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 112 £400 +56.86% 14
Bristol +7 105 £425 +21.42% 55
East Midlands -6 103 £400 +10.34% 40
Oxfordshire +2 97 £488 +15.38% 56
Manchester -1 91 £360 -4.00% 77
Reading +11 69 £463 +32.14% 25
Cheshire +2 69 £400 +17.64% 40
Gloucestershire +8 66 £450 +45.16% 19
South Wales +9 65 £413 +50.00% 22

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 4662 (41.23%) Agile Software Development
2 2837 (25.09%) SQL
3 2487 (22.00%) Oracle
4 2459 (21.75%) Spring
5 2444 (21.61%) JavaScript
6 2392 (21.16%) HTML
7 2306 (20.39%) Linux
8 2211 (19.55%) TDD
9 2038 (18.02%) XML
10 2002 (17.71%) Web Services
11 1892 (16.73%) UNIX
12 1849 (16.35%) Finance
13 1784 (15.78%) Scrum
14 1697 (15.01%) J2EE
15 1599 (14.14%) CSS
16 1428 (12.63%) Hibernate
17 1426 (12.61%) OO
18 1376 (12.17%) Banking
19 1367 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
20 1248 (11.04%) C#
21 1145 (10.13%) Maven
22 1136 (10.05%) .NET
23 1109 (9.81%) Python
24 1036 (9.16%) BDD
25 1023 (9.05%) REST
26 1016 (8.99%) MVC
27 1004 (8.88%) Relational Database
28 976 (8.63%) Subversion
29 966 (8.54%) Ruby
30 933 (8.25%) SOA

Java
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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
1 850 (7.52%) Tomcat
2 735 (6.50%) Apache
3 718 (6.35%) JBoss
4 593 (5.24%) WebSphere
5 571 (5.05%) WebLogic
6 312 (2.76%) Node.js
7 253 (2.24%) CMS
8 207 (1.83%) Confluence
9 200 (1.77%) Adobe CQ
10 143 (1.26%) IIS
11 138 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
12 118 (1.04%) SharePoint
13 94 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
14 93 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 88 (0.78%) OpenStack
16 84 (0.74%) nginx
17 81 (0.72%) Apache Solr
17 81 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
18 77 (0.68%) Apache Pig
19 72 (0.64%) GlassFish
Applications
1 205 (1.81%) MS Excel
2 135 (1.19%) MS Office
3 45 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 38 (0.34%) Photoshop
5 37 (0.33%) MS Project
6 33 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 13 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.080%) Acrobat
9 6 (0.053%) SPSS
10 5 (0.044%) GIMP
10 5 (0.044%) PowerPivot
11 4 (0.035%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.027%) FrameMaker
12 3 (0.027%) Mathematica
12 3 (0.027%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.027%) Final Cut Pro
13 2 (0.018%) Mingle
13 2 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.018%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.009%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 88 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
2 51 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 48 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 47 (0.42%) RMDS
5 42 (0.37%) ION MarketView
6 33 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
7 32 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
8 25 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
9 21 (0.19%) Summit
10 19 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
11 18 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
12 15 (0.13%) Google Analytics
13 14 (0.12%) ResourceLink
13 14 (0.12%) Endur
14 13 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
15 12 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
15 12 (0.11%) Magento
15 12 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
16 11 (0.097%) Oracle EBS R12
16 11 (0.097%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 222 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 163 (1.44%) SaaS
3 136 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
4 123 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
5 113 (1.00%) Force.com
6 87 (0.77%) GitHub
7 79 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
8 59 (0.52%) Amazon S3
9 47 (0.42%) PaaS
10 29 (0.26%) IaaS
11 22 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
12 18 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
13 17 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
14 16 (0.14%) Google App Engine
15 15 (0.13%) Heroku
16 14 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
17 10 (0.088%) Google Apps
18 9 (0.080%) Amazon ELB
19 6 (0.053%) CloudFront
20 5 (0.044%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 584 (5.16%) HTTP
2 274 (2.42%) Internet
3 241 (2.13%) TCP/IP
4 200 (1.77%) LDAP
5 192 (1.70%) DNS
6 137 (1.21%) SSL
7 122 (1.08%) Firewall
8 102 (0.90%) SAN
9 71 (0.63%) Intranet
10 57 (0.50%) FTP
11 48 (0.42%) AMQP
12 44 (0.39%) VPN
13 42 (0.37%) SSH
14 38 (0.34%) DHCP
15 36 (0.32%) HTTPS
15 36 (0.32%) NAS
16 34 (0.30%) LAN
16 34 (0.30%) WAN
17 32 (0.28%) Network Security
18 25 (0.22%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1004 (8.88%) Relational Database
2 690 (6.10%) MySQL
3 672 (5.94%) SQL Server
4 609 (5.39%) Oracle Database
5 553 (4.89%) MongoDB
6 539 (4.77%) NoSQL
7 371 (3.28%) Big Data
8 359 (3.18%) RDBMS
9 320 (2.83%) Hadoop
10 232 (2.05%) Oracle Database 11g
11 224 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
12 214 (1.89%) DB2
13 204 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
14 154 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
15 116 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
15 116 (1.03%) Apache Hive
16 112 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
17 103 (0.91%) Neo4j
17 103 (0.91%) Redis
18 85 (0.75%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1145 (10.13%) Maven
2 976 (8.63%) Subversion
3 929 (8.22%) Git (software)
4 885 (7.83%) Selenium
5 878 (7.77%) JUnit
6 874 (7.73%) Jenkins
7 635 (5.62%) Cucumber
8 621 (5.49%) Eclipse
9 577 (5.10%) JIRA
10 414 (3.66%) Ant
11 343 (3.03%) WebDriver
12 276 (2.44%) Hudson
13 242 (2.14%) Mockito
14 199 (1.76%) TeamCity
15 155 (1.37%) JMeter
16 146 (1.29%) QuickTest Pro
17 129 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
18 113 (1.00%) SoapUI
19 105 (0.93%) IntelliJ
19 105 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 1849 (16.35%) Finance
2 1376 (12.17%) Banking
3 759 (6.71%) Front Office
4 662 (5.85%) Investment Banking
5 317 (2.80%) Retail
6 233 (2.06%) Telecoms
7 186 (1.64%) Marketing
8 174 (1.54%) Manufacturing
9 164 (1.45%) Games
10 136 (1.20%) Publishing
11 103 (0.91%) Financial Institution
12 90 (0.80%) Back Office
13 75 (0.66%) Advertising
14 67 (0.59%) Electronics
15 49 (0.43%) Legal
16 46 (0.41%) Automotive
17 32 (0.28%) Law
18 29 (0.26%) Billing
19 28 (0.25%) German Language
20 25 (0.22%) French Language
Job Titles
1 6901 (61.03%) Developer
2 3823 (33.81%) Java Developer
3 886 (7.84%) Architect
4 819 (7.24%) Senior Developer
5 673 (5.95%) Analyst
6 520 (4.60%) Senior Java Developer
7 340 (3.01%) Consultant
8 331 (2.93%) Tester
9 309 (2.73%) Software Engineer
10 308 (2.72%) DevOps Engineer
11 274 (2.42%) Technical Architect
12 272 (2.41%) Android Developer
13 263 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
14 247 (2.18%) Test Analyst
15 241 (2.13%) Web Developer
16 221 (1.95%) Java/J2EE Developer
17 217 (1.92%) Front-End Developer
18 191 (1.69%) Lead Developer
19 177 (1.57%) Software Developer
20 172 (1.52%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2459 (21.75%) Spring
2 2392 (21.16%) HTML
3 2038 (18.02%) XML
4 2002 (17.71%) Web Services
5 1697 (15.01%) J2EE
6 1599 (14.14%) CSS
7 1428 (12.63%) Hibernate
8 1136 (10.05%) .NET
9 1023 (9.05%) REST
10 899 (7.95%) SOAP
11 861 (7.61%) HTML5
12 810 (7.16%) jQuery
13 803 (7.10%) JSP
14 760 (6.72%) RESTful
15 744 (6.58%) JSON
16 591 (5.23%) Java EE
17 579 (5.12%) Spring MVC
18 566 (5.01%) Ajax
19 548 (4.85%) JMS
20 459 (4.06%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 837 (7.40%) Open Source
2 569 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
3 524 (4.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 462 (4.09%) Computer Science
5 296 (2.62%) User Experience
6 285 (2.52%) Derivative
7 275 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
8 266 (2.35%) Fixed Income
9 261 (2.31%) Mobile App
10 200 (1.77%) Algorithms
11 159 (1.41%) Data Structures
12 158 (1.40%) Equities
13 124 (1.10%) Mathematics
14 107 (0.95%) Visualisation
15 102 (0.90%) Management Information System
16 90 (0.80%) Client/Server
17 87 (0.77%) Market Risk
17 87 (0.77%) Data Integration
18 84 (0.74%) Social Media
19 77 (0.68%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2306 (20.39%) Linux
2 1892 (16.73%) UNIX
3 882 (7.80%) Windows
4 481 (4.25%) Android
5 291 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 243 (2.15%) Apple iOS
7 216 (1.91%) Mac OS X
8 178 (1.57%) Solaris
9 173 (1.53%) CentOS
10 148 (1.31%) Ubuntu
11 119 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 98 (0.87%) AIX
13 55 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
14 46 (0.41%) Windows 7
15 43 (0.38%) Debian
16 41 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
17 39 (0.34%) SUSE
18 29 (0.26%) Windows XP
18 29 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
19 21 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4662 (41.23%) Agile Software Development
2 2211 (19.55%) TDD
3 1784 (15.78%) Scrum
4 1426 (12.61%) OO
5 1367 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
6 1036 (9.16%) BDD
7 1016 (8.99%) MVC
8 933 (8.25%) SOA
9 866 (7.66%) E-Commerce
10 805 (7.12%) Software Engineering
11 736 (6.51%) Multithreading
12 724 (6.40%) DevOps
13 559 (4.94%) Web Development
14 535 (4.73%) Configuration Management
15 526 (4.65%) Unit Testing
16 495 (4.38%) Test Automation
17 449 (3.97%) Low Latency
18 439 (3.88%) Mentoring
19 423 (3.74%) UML
20 379 (3.35%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 2837 (25.09%) SQL
2 2444 (21.61%) JavaScript
3 1248 (11.04%) C#
4 1109 (9.81%) Python
5 966 (8.54%) Ruby
6 928 (8.21%) C++
7 716 (6.33%) Perl
8 682 (6.03%) Scala
9 656 (5.80%) PL/SQL
10 625 (5.53%) PHP
11 398 (3.52%) Shell Script
12 355 (3.14%) C
13 337 (2.98%) Bash Shell
14 275 (2.43%) Groovy
15 146 (1.29%) VB
16 133 (1.18%) Apex Code
17 130 (1.15%) Clojure
18 126 (1.11%) Objective-C
18 126 (1.11%) VBA
19 98 (0.87%) XPath
Qualifications
1 822 (7.27%) Security Cleared
2 788 (6.97%) Degree
3 517 (4.57%) SC Cleared
4 162 (1.43%) DV Cleared
5 160 (1.42%) ISEB
6 127 (1.12%) ISTQB
7 67 (0.59%) Sun Certification
8 48 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 30 (0.27%) BC Cleared
10 25 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
11 21 (0.19%) PMI Certification
12 17 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
12 17 (0.15%) PhD
12 17 (0.15%) CCNA
13 16 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (0.13%) HND
15 14 (0.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 11 (0.097%) CISSP
16 11 (0.097%) OCPJP
17 8 (0.071%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 672 (5.94%) QA
2 48 (0.42%) SLA
3 34 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 23 (0.20%) ISO 9001
5 17 (0.15%) ISO 14001
6 10 (0.088%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.062%) Dodd-Frank
8 6 (0.053%) COBIT
8 6 (0.053%) DO-178B
9 5 (0.044%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.044%) SNOMED CT
9 5 (0.044%) HL7
9 5 (0.044%) ISO 8583
10 4 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.027%) WCAG
11 3 (0.027%) FATCA
12 2 (0.018%) Basel III
13 1 (0.009%) JTAG
13 1 (0.009%) TickIT
13 1 (0.009%) GxP
System Software
1 173 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (0.59%) Active Directory
3 51 (0.45%) vCloud
4 44 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
5 30 (0.27%) Docker
6 28 (0.25%) HDFS
7 27 (0.24%) NFS
8 25 (0.22%) Xen
9 23 (0.20%) Varnish
10 22 (0.19%) vSphere
11 20 (0.18%) XenServer
12 18 (0.16%) Apache Flume
12 18 (0.16%) VirtualBox
13 17 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 16 (0.14%) Shibboleth
15 15 (0.13%) Hyper-V
16 14 (0.12%) Samba
16 14 (0.12%) VMware ESX
17 13 (0.11%) KVM
18 11 (0.097%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 580 (5.13%) Puppet
2 340 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
3 126 (1.11%) Ansible
4 122 (1.08%) Nagios
5 103 (0.91%) Vagrant
6 94 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
7 66 (0.58%) Salt
8 47 (0.42%) ZABBIX
9 38 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Management
10 35 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 33 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
12 32 (0.28%) Graylog2
13 31 (0.27%) Oozie
13 31 (0.27%) Zenoss
13 31 (0.27%) Control-M
14 27 (0.24%) Kibana
15 22 (0.19%) Tivoli
16 19 (0.17%) collectd
17 17 (0.15%) Opsview
17 17 (0.15%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2487 (22.00%) Oracle
2 508 (4.49%) Microsoft
3 471 (4.17%) IBM
4 348 (3.08%) Sybase
5 336 (2.97%) Red Hat
6 261 (2.31%) VMware
7 259 (2.29%) Adobe
8 247 (2.18%) SAP
9 237 (2.10%) TIBCO
10 213 (1.88%) Google
11 210 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
12 179 (1.58%) HP
13 119 (1.05%) hybris
14 112 (0.99%) Sun
15 111 (0.98%) Informatica
16 105 (0.93%) ATG
17 101 (0.89%) Perforce
18 81 (0.72%) Splunk
19 77 (0.68%) 29West
20 76 (0.67%) Zend
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