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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 8 13 16
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing Java 5816 4931 4017
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.58% 9.25% 8.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.48% 25.14% 23.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3872 3283 2582
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 62 71
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.56 £32.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £69.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.13 £41.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-8.68% +22.79%

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
20421 19613 17214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.16% 36.81% 37.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 13250 12588 10666
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 466 633
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.87 £16.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +7 5308 £450 - 1857
London 0 3028 £500 +5.26% 896
South East +11 729 £383 +2.00% 331
City of London 0 703 £525 - 294
South West +8 303 £400 +14.28% 130
Scotland -8 302 £413 +10.00% 73
North West +8 289 £395 +5.33% 137
Yorkshire +5 254 £375 +17.18% 129
East of England +4 246 £400 - 104
West Yorkshire +7 206 £375 +17.18% 89
Hampshire +13 196 £380 -5.00% 57
Berkshire +18 194 £400 +10.34% 63
Leeds +13 190 £375 +17.18% 74
East Midlands +36 172 £410 +5.12% 51
West Midlands +4 154 £403 +23.84% 49
Surrey +6 132 £350 -7.89% 64
Cheshire +10 129 £388 -3.12% 49
Edinburgh -9 116 £400 +1.91% 27
Glasgow -1 113 £425 +14.09% 25
Gloucestershire +19 108 £413 -2.94% 16
Northamptonshire +21 91 £385 +45.28% 24
Manchester -8 88 £390 +11.42% 70
Essex +7 81 £400 -11.11% 13
Wales -3 80 £375 -16.66% 27
Buckinghamshire 0 79 £375 - 31
Southampton +19 77 £393 +24.60% 14
North East +9 77 £325 +30.00% 23
Bristol +6 75 £425 +13.33% 52
Hertfordshire +3 73 £378 -5.62% 22
Tyne and Wear +8 70 £325 +30.00% 18

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 4810 (41.53%) Agile Software Development
2 2874 (24.81%) SQL
3 2554 (22.05%) Oracle
4 2491 (21.51%) HTML
5 2425 (20.94%) JavaScript
6 2403 (20.75%) Linux
7 2174 (18.77%) TDD
8 2173 (18.76%) Spring
9 1987 (17.15%) Finance
10 1982 (17.11%) Web Services
11 1840 (15.89%) UNIX
12 1760 (15.19%) XML
13 1697 (14.65%) Scrum
14 1683 (14.53%) J2EE
15 1603 (13.84%) CSS
16 1411 (12.18%) Continuous Integration
17 1374 (11.86%) Banking
18 1363 (11.77%) OO
19 1298 (11.21%) .NET
20 1293 (11.16%) Hibernate
21 1239 (10.70%) C#
22 1201 (10.37%) Maven
23 1196 (10.33%) Python
24 1174 (10.14%) Git (software)
25 1032 (8.91%) REST
26 1014 (8.75%) Subversion
27 997 (8.61%) BDD
28 995 (8.59%) Relational Database
29 979 (8.45%) HTML5
30 971 (8.38%) Ruby

Java
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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
1 863 (7.45%) Tomcat
2 673 (5.81%) Apache
3 660 (5.70%) JBoss
4 653 (5.64%) WebLogic
5 611 (5.27%) WebSphere
6 416 (3.59%) Node.js
7 247 (2.13%) CMS
8 221 (1.91%) Adobe CQ
9 220 (1.90%) Confluence
10 165 (1.42%) IIS
11 142 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
12 138 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
13 130 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 122 (1.05%) SharePoint
15 113 (0.98%) Apache Spark
16 107 (0.92%) Mule
17 100 (0.86%) OpenStack
18 94 (0.81%) TIBCO EMS
19 91 (0.79%) Apache Solr
20 87 (0.75%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 284 (2.45%) MS Excel
2 163 (1.41%) MS Office
3 78 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 63 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 39 (0.34%) Photoshop
6 38 (0.33%) MS Project
7 12 (0.10%) FrameMaker
8 11 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (0.078%) RoboHelp
10 7 (0.060%) SPSS
10 7 (0.060%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.043%) GIMP
12 4 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
13 3 (0.026%) Simulink
13 3 (0.026%) Acrobat
13 3 (0.026%) OmniGraffle
13 3 (0.026%) PowerPivot
13 3 (0.026%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.017%) Doxygen
14 2 (0.017%) Weka
Business Applications
1 62 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
2 60 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 56 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 53 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 45 (0.39%) ION MarketView
6 43 (0.37%) RMDS
7 38 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
8 21 (0.18%) Summit
9 20 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
10 18 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
10 18 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
11 17 (0.15%) Tridion
12 16 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
13 13 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
13 13 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
13 13 (0.11%) Endur
13 13 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
14 12 (0.10%) Google Analytics
15 11 (0.095%) TIBCO iProcess
15 11 (0.095%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 238 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
2 130 (1.12%) SaaS
3 127 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
4 114 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
5 88 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
6 86 (0.74%) PaaS
7 85 (0.73%) GitHub
8 66 (0.57%) Force.com
9 58 (0.50%) Amazon S3
10 38 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
10 38 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 33 (0.28%) IaaS
12 24 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
13 21 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 21 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
14 18 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
15 12 (0.10%) ElastiCache
15 12 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 10 (0.086%) Amazon ELB
16 10 (0.086%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 568 (4.90%) HTTP
2 305 (2.63%) Internet
3 242 (2.09%) TCP/IP
4 170 (1.47%) Firewall
5 166 (1.43%) LDAP
6 151 (1.30%) DNS
7 139 (1.20%) SSL
8 63 (0.54%) SAN
9 49 (0.42%) DHCP
9 49 (0.42%) AMQP
10 46 (0.40%) Network Security
11 45 (0.39%) IPsec
11 45 (0.39%) HTTPS
12 41 (0.35%) FTP
13 39 (0.34%) LAN
14 38 (0.33%) WAN
15 37 (0.32%) VPN
16 35 (0.30%) Intranet
17 29 (0.25%) NAS
18 25 (0.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 995 (8.59%) Relational Database
2 846 (7.30%) SQL Server
3 651 (5.62%) MongoDB
4 630 (5.44%) Oracle Database
5 601 (5.19%) MySQL
6 501 (4.33%) Hadoop
7 462 (3.99%) NoSQL
8 453 (3.91%) Big Data
9 431 (3.72%) RDBMS
10 279 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
11 258 (2.23%) Oracle Database 11g
12 216 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
13 210 (1.81%) DB2
14 189 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
15 160 (1.38%) Apache Hive
16 149 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
17 120 (1.04%) Neo4j
18 104 (0.90%) HBase
19 102 (0.88%) Redis
20 88 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1201 (10.37%) Maven
2 1174 (10.14%) Git (software)
3 1014 (8.75%) Subversion
4 958 (8.27%) Jenkins
5 887 (7.66%) JUnit
6 801 (6.92%) Selenium
7 654 (5.65%) JIRA
8 600 (5.18%) Eclipse
8 600 (5.18%) Cucumber
9 485 (4.19%) Ant
10 263 (2.27%) WebDriver
11 243 (2.10%) Mockito
12 203 (1.75%) Hudson
13 192 (1.66%) TeamCity
14 168 (1.45%) Visual Studio
15 151 (1.30%) SoapUI
16 144 (1.24%) JMeter
17 135 (1.17%) Grunt
18 117 (1.01%) Gradle
19 116 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1987 (17.15%) Finance
2 1374 (11.86%) Banking
3 725 (6.26%) Front Office
4 634 (5.47%) Investment Banking
5 312 (2.69%) Retail
6 252 (2.18%) Telecoms
7 207 (1.79%) Marketing
8 157 (1.36%) Games
9 142 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 139 (1.20%) Publishing
11 102 (0.88%) Back Office
12 85 (0.73%) Financial Institution
13 68 (0.59%) Electronics
14 60 (0.52%) Advertising
15 54 (0.47%) Legal
16 47 (0.41%) Law
17 43 (0.37%) Automotive
18 28 (0.24%) French Language
19 25 (0.22%) Billing
20 23 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6916 (59.71%) Developer
2 3884 (33.53%) Java Developer
3 1033 (8.92%) Architect
4 878 (7.58%) Senior Developer
5 774 (6.68%) Analyst
6 561 (4.84%) Senior Java Developer
7 355 (3.06%) Consultant
8 314 (2.71%) DevOps Engineer
9 298 (2.57%) Technical Architect
10 293 (2.53%) Solutions Architect
11 292 (2.52%) Software Engineer
12 254 (2.19%) Android Developer
13 225 (1.94%) Tester
14 216 (1.86%) Test Analyst
15 197 (1.70%) C# Developer
16 194 (1.67%) Lead Developer
17 191 (1.65%) Java/J2EE Developer
18 182 (1.57%) AWS Developer
19 181 (1.56%) JavaScript Developer
20 179 (1.55%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2491 (21.51%) HTML
2 2173 (18.76%) Spring
3 1982 (17.11%) Web Services
4 1760 (15.19%) XML
5 1683 (14.53%) J2EE
6 1603 (13.84%) CSS
7 1298 (11.21%) .NET
8 1293 (11.16%) Hibernate
9 1032 (8.91%) REST
10 979 (8.45%) HTML5
11 855 (7.38%) SOAP
12 826 (7.13%) jQuery
13 778 (6.72%) RESTful
14 722 (6.23%) JSON
15 697 (6.02%) JSP
16 584 (5.04%) AngularJS
17 572 (4.94%) Java EE
18 510 (4.40%) JMS
19 489 (4.22%) Middleware
20 443 (3.82%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 730 (6.30%) Open Source
2 558 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
3 449 (3.88%) Computer Science
4 436 (3.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 398 (3.44%) Derivative
6 277 (2.39%) User Experience
7 266 (2.30%) Mobile App
8 246 (2.12%) Fixed Income
9 240 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
10 209 (1.80%) Equities
11 150 (1.30%) Algorithms
12 143 (1.23%) Visualisation
13 123 (1.06%) Mathematics
14 99 (0.85%) Data Structures
14 99 (0.85%) Client/Server
15 98 (0.85%) Equity Derivative
16 97 (0.84%) Clustering
17 92 (0.79%) Management Information System
18 81 (0.70%) Digital Media
19 75 (0.65%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 2403 (20.75%) Linux
2 1840 (15.89%) UNIX
3 902 (7.79%) Windows
4 473 (4.08%) Android
5 325 (2.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 224 (1.93%) Apple iOS
7 217 (1.87%) Mac OS X
8 204 (1.76%) Solaris
9 169 (1.46%) CentOS
10 127 (1.10%) Ubuntu
11 104 (0.90%) AIX
12 89 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
13 53 (0.46%) Windows 7
14 45 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
15 37 (0.32%) SUSE
16 32 (0.28%) Windows XP
17 23 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
18 21 (0.18%) HPUX
19 20 (0.17%) Windows NT
20 19 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4810 (41.53%) Agile Software Development
2 2174 (18.77%) TDD
3 1697 (14.65%) Scrum
4 1411 (12.18%) Continuous Integration
5 1363 (11.77%) OO
6 997 (8.61%) BDD
7 883 (7.62%) SOA
8 882 (7.61%) E-Commerce
9 830 (7.17%) Software Engineering
10 815 (7.04%) DevOps
11 792 (6.84%) MVC
12 689 (5.95%) Multithreading
13 583 (5.03%) Configuration Management
14 512 (4.42%) Web Development
15 480 (4.14%) Unit Testing
16 469 (4.05%) Test Automation
17 451 (3.89%) Data Modelling
18 405 (3.50%) OOP
19 404 (3.49%) Mentoring
20 402 (3.47%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2874 (24.81%) SQL
2 2425 (20.94%) JavaScript
3 1239 (10.70%) C#
4 1196 (10.33%) Python
5 971 (8.38%) Ruby
6 842 (7.27%) C++
7 695 (6.00%) PL/SQL
8 654 (5.65%) Perl
9 579 (5.00%) Scala
10 478 (4.13%) PHP
11 371 (3.20%) Shell Script
12 351 (3.03%) Bash Shell
13 306 (2.64%) C
14 211 (1.82%) Groovy
15 155 (1.34%) VBA
16 135 (1.17%) VB
17 119 (1.03%) Clojure
18 112 (0.97%) Objective-C
19 104 (0.90%) XPath
20 99 (0.85%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 906 (7.82%) Security Cleared
2 731 (6.31%) Degree
3 515 (4.45%) SC Cleared
4 233 (2.01%) DV Cleared
5 134 (1.16%) ISEB
6 79 (0.68%) Sun Certification
7 64 (0.55%) ISTQB
8 52 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 46 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
10 27 (0.23%) HND
11 24 (0.21%) OCPJP
12 19 (0.16%) PMI Certification
12 19 (0.16%) PhD
13 17 (0.15%) CISSP
14 16 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
14 16 (0.14%) BC Cleared
15 15 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (0.095%) IBM Certification
17 9 (0.078%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 9 (0.078%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 616 (5.32%) QA
2 43 (0.37%) SLA
3 23 (0.20%) PCI DSS
4 22 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 20 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 17 (0.15%) ISO 14001
7 14 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
8 13 (0.11%) HL7
9 7 (0.060%) DICOM
9 7 (0.060%) WCAG
9 7 (0.060%) EMIR
10 6 (0.052%) FINREP
11 5 (0.043%) COREP
12 4 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 4 (0.035%) Basel III
12 4 (0.035%) COBIT
12 4 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.026%) ISO 8583
14 2 (0.017%) MiFID
14 2 (0.017%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 158 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 85 (0.73%) Active Directory
3 81 (0.70%) Docker
4 75 (0.65%) HDFS
5 51 (0.44%) Apache Flume
6 44 (0.38%) vCloud
7 41 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
8 39 (0.34%) vSphere
9 34 (0.29%) Varnish
10 24 (0.21%) Xen
11 23 (0.20%) NFS
11 23 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 22 (0.19%) iptables
13 18 (0.16%) Hyper-V
13 18 (0.16%) Samba
14 16 (0.14%) Squid
14 16 (0.14%) VirtualBox
15 15 (0.13%) KVM
16 12 (0.10%) Firmware
17 11 (0.095%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 635 (5.48%) Puppet
2 378 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
3 201 (1.74%) Ansible
4 115 (0.99%) Nagios
5 112 (0.97%) Vagrant
6 73 (0.63%) Salt
7 70 (0.60%) ZABBIX
7 70 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
8 45 (0.39%) ITRS Geneos
9 37 (0.32%) Graphite
10 34 (0.29%) Oozie
11 32 (0.28%) Kibana
12 29 (0.25%) Graylog
13 27 (0.23%) CA Single Sign-On
13 27 (0.23%) Tivoli
14 25 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Management
15 24 (0.21%) Control-M
16 21 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 21 (0.18%) yum
16 21 (0.18%) StatsD
Vendors
1 2554 (22.05%) Oracle
2 503 (4.34%) Microsoft
3 425 (3.67%) IBM
4 329 (2.84%) Sybase
5 327 (2.82%) Red Hat
6 262 (2.26%) SAP
7 258 (2.23%) TIBCO
8 257 (2.22%) VMware
9 256 (2.21%) Adobe
10 208 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
11 185 (1.60%) hybris
12 173 (1.49%) Google
13 167 (1.44%) HP
14 117 (1.01%) Informatica
15 111 (0.96%) webMethods
16 102 (0.88%) Sun
17 94 (0.81%) ATG
18 86 (0.74%) Business Objects
19 81 (0.70%) Splunk
20 73 (0.63%) Perforce
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