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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 10 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Java 5453 5274 5870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.51% 9.97% 9.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.65% 25.59% 26.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3532 3444 3600
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £301 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £597
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 84 99
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.05 £24.30 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £51.75 £47.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%

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
21258 20610 21865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.08% 38.98% 37.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 13617 13032 12990
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 560 757
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.70 £50.00 £45.00
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 15 September 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 15 September 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 15 September 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 +1 4757 £438 -2.77% 1776
London 0 2871 £475 - 863
City of London -2 706 £500 -4.76% 325
South East -2 568 £375 -6.25% 268
Scotland +5 414 £400 +6.66% 75
East of England +1 297 £400 +7.81% 143
South West +7 278 £393 +12.14% 119
North West -1 214 £381 +1.66% 140
Edinburgh +18 166 £439 +11.07% 24
Glasgow 0 156 £400 +6.66% 35
Yorkshire -12 154 £340 - 116
Hampshire -7 147 £350 -7.89% 61
West Midlands +11 131 £350 - 47
Berkshire -5 128 £375 - 64
Wales +14 120 £350 +27.27% 45
North East +14 120 £350 - 43
Essex +10 113 £448 +11.87% 14
Newcastle upon Tyne +9 105 £356 +1.78% 36
Tyne and Wear +9 105 £356 +1.78% 40
Surrey +4 99 £380 -5.00% 63
West Yorkshire -8 97 £360 +5.88% 65
Hertfordshire +3 90 £390 -20.00% 36
East Midlands -15 86 £400 -3.03% 44
South Wales +13 77 £325 +18.18% 36
Gloucestershire 0 71 £425 +30.76% 19
Buckinghamshire +5 70 £369 -10.60% 23
Leeds -4 69 £360 +5.88% 46
Manchester -6 69 £400 +6.66% 84
Bristol 0 65 £394 +12.50% 43
Cheshire -8 56 £415 +10.66% 29

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 4223 (39.01%) Agile Software Development
2 2794 (25.81%) SQL
3 2496 (23.06%) Oracle
4 2478 (22.89%) Spring
5 2372 (21.91%) JavaScript
6 2287 (21.13%) HTML
7 2216 (20.47%) Linux
8 2091 (19.31%) TDD
9 1997 (18.45%) XML
10 1923 (17.76%) Web Services
11 1835 (16.95%) Finance
12 1790 (16.53%) UNIX
13 1680 (15.52%) J2EE
14 1666 (15.39%) Scrum
15 1545 (14.27%) CSS
16 1494 (13.80%) OO
17 1459 (13.48%) Hibernate
18 1251 (11.56%) Banking
19 1152 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
20 1149 (10.61%) .NET
21 1128 (10.42%) C#
22 1086 (10.03%) BDD
23 1069 (9.87%) Maven
24 1017 (9.39%) Python
25 997 (9.21%) MVC
26 967 (8.93%) E-Commerce
27 936 (8.65%) Subversion
28 928 (8.57%) C++
29 921 (8.51%) Relational Database
30 873 (8.06%) REST

Java
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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
1 808 (7.46%) Tomcat
2 700 (6.47%) Apache
3 594 (5.49%) WebSphere
4 575 (5.31%) WebLogic
5 261 (2.41%) Node.js
6 222 (2.05%) CMS
7 181 (1.67%) Confluence
8 166 (1.53%) Adobe CQ
9 165 (1.52%) IIS
10 157 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
11 147 (1.36%) SharePoint
12 136 (1.26%) Oracle Coherence
13 87 (0.80%) Oracle Service Bus
14 85 (0.79%) Apache Pig
15 84 (0.78%) MQSeries
16 81 (0.75%) nginx
17 77 (0.71%) Liferay
18 73 (0.67%) Jetty
19 68 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 65 (0.60%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 223 (2.06%) MS Excel
2 140 (1.29%) MS Office
3 63 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 53 (0.49%) Photoshop
5 43 (0.40%) MS Project
6 42 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
7 16 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.055%) SPSS
9 6 (0.055%) Acrobat
10 5 (0.046%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.037%) InDesign
12 3 (0.028%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.028%) Mathematica
12 3 (0.028%) PowerPivot
13 2 (0.018%) Final Cut Pro
13 2 (0.018%) Mingle
13 2 (0.018%) GIMP
13 2 (0.018%) Windchill
14 1 (0.009%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 87 (0.80%) RMDS
2 81 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
3 61 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 59 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 44 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
5 44 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
6 42 (0.39%) Magento
6 42 (0.39%) ION MarketView
7 31 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
8 21 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
9 19 (0.18%) Google Analytics
9 19 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
10 18 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
11 16 (0.15%) ResourceLink
12 15 (0.14%) Tridion
13 14 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
14 12 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
14 12 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
15 10 (0.092%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
15 10 (0.092%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 210 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
2 176 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
3 158 (1.46%) SaaS
4 110 (1.02%) Force.com
5 109 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
6 65 (0.60%) GitHub
7 46 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
8 41 (0.38%) Amazon S3
9 33 (0.30%) PaaS
10 26 (0.24%) IaaS
11 24 (0.22%) Google App Engine
12 21 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
13 18 (0.17%) Heroku
13 18 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
14 13 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
15 11 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
16 9 (0.083%) Google Apps
17 6 (0.055%) CloudFront
18 5 (0.046%) Route 53
19 4 (0.037%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 550 (5.08%) HTTP
2 324 (2.99%) Internet
3 232 (2.14%) TCP/IP
4 212 (1.96%) LDAP
5 194 (1.79%) DNS
6 170 (1.57%) SSL
7 155 (1.43%) Firewall
8 119 (1.10%) SAN
9 76 (0.70%) Intranet
10 68 (0.63%) VPN
11 67 (0.62%) FTP
12 56 (0.52%) WAN
13 52 (0.48%) LAN
14 47 (0.43%) SSH
15 44 (0.41%) DHCP
16 43 (0.40%) HTTPS
17 39 (0.36%) IPsec
18 31 (0.29%) Network Security
19 28 (0.26%) NAS
20 25 (0.23%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 921 (8.51%) Relational Database
2 709 (6.55%) MySQL
3 671 (6.20%) SQL Server
4 599 (5.53%) Oracle Database
5 486 (4.49%) NoSQL
6 454 (4.19%) MongoDB
7 332 (3.07%) Big Data
8 297 (2.74%) RDBMS
9 289 (2.67%) Hadoop
10 239 (2.21%) Oracle Database 11g
11 217 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
12 198 (1.83%) DB2
13 169 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
14 156 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
15 114 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
16 109 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
17 107 (0.99%) Apache Hive
18 91 (0.84%) Redis
19 84 (0.78%) KDB
20 73 (0.67%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 1069 (9.87%) Maven
2 936 (8.65%) Subversion
3 858 (7.93%) JUnit
4 825 (7.62%) Selenium
5 806 (7.45%) Git (software)
6 737 (6.81%) Jenkins
7 638 (5.89%) Cucumber
8 636 (5.87%) Eclipse
9 510 (4.71%) JIRA
10 422 (3.90%) Ant
11 385 (3.56%) WebDriver
12 275 (2.54%) Hudson
13 212 (1.96%) TeamCity
14 203 (1.88%) Mockito
15 123 (1.14%) QuickTest Pro
16 122 (1.13%) JMeter
17 109 (1.01%) JBehave
18 105 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
19 93 (0.86%) CruiseControl
20 92 (0.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 1835 (16.95%) Finance
2 1251 (11.56%) Banking
3 703 (6.49%) Front Office
4 608 (5.62%) Investment Banking
5 364 (3.36%) Retail
6 266 (2.46%) Telecoms
7 213 (1.97%) Marketing
8 176 (1.63%) Manufacturing
9 156 (1.44%) Games
10 116 (1.07%) Back Office
11 112 (1.03%) Publishing
12 90 (0.83%) Financial Institution
13 89 (0.82%) Electronics
14 74 (0.68%) Advertising
15 50 (0.46%) Legal
16 45 (0.42%) Automotive
17 29 (0.27%) Billing
18 25 (0.23%) German Language
19 24 (0.22%) French Language
20 21 (0.19%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 6514 (60.17%) Developer
2 3536 (32.66%) Java Developer
3 751 (6.94%) Architect
4 685 (6.33%) Senior Developer
5 675 (6.23%) Analyst
6 445 (4.11%) Senior Java Developer
7 346 (3.20%) Tester
8 340 (3.14%) Consultant
9 337 (3.11%) Software Engineer
10 262 (2.42%) Web Developer
11 248 (2.29%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 246 (2.27%) Android Developer
13 242 (2.24%) DevOps Engineer
14 236 (2.18%) Solutions Architect
15 230 (2.12%) Test Analyst
16 229 (2.12%) Front-End Developer
17 192 (1.77%) Project Manager
18 183 (1.69%) Technical Architect
19 175 (1.62%) Software Developer
20 159 (1.47%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2478 (22.89%) Spring
2 2287 (21.13%) HTML
3 1997 (18.45%) XML
4 1923 (17.76%) Web Services
5 1680 (15.52%) J2EE
6 1545 (14.27%) CSS
7 1459 (13.48%) Hibernate
8 1149 (10.61%) .NET
9 873 (8.06%) REST
10 851 (7.86%) jQuery
11 826 (7.63%) SOAP
12 768 (7.09%) JSP
13 753 (6.96%) HTML5
14 651 (6.01%) JSON
15 637 (5.88%) RESTful
16 606 (5.60%) Ajax
17 562 (5.19%) Java EE
18 554 (5.12%) Spring MVC
19 530 (4.90%) JMS
20 433 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 737 (6.81%) Open Source
2 544 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
3 517 (4.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 475 (4.39%) Computer Science
5 301 (2.78%) User Experience
6 289 (2.67%) Mobile App
7 267 (2.47%) Derivative
8 263 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
9 258 (2.38%) Fixed Income
10 171 (1.58%) Equities
11 140 (1.29%) Mathematics
12 111 (1.03%) Management Information System
13 98 (0.91%) Visualisation
14 97 (0.90%) Credit Risk
15 89 (0.82%) Social Media
16 84 (0.78%) Data Integration
17 78 (0.72%) iPad
18 77 (0.71%) Client/Server
19 73 (0.67%) Clustering
20 72 (0.67%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2216 (20.47%) Linux
2 1790 (16.53%) UNIX
3 825 (7.62%) Windows
4 497 (4.59%) Android
5 297 (2.74%) Apple iOS
6 220 (2.03%) Solaris
7 206 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 188 (1.74%) Mac OS X
9 123 (1.14%) CentOS
10 106 (0.98%) Ubuntu
11 97 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
12 80 (0.74%) AIX
13 62 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
14 53 (0.49%) Debian
15 42 (0.39%) Windows 7
16 38 (0.35%) HPUX
17 35 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
18 34 (0.31%) SUSE
19 28 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
20 27 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4223 (39.01%) Agile Software Development
2 2091 (19.31%) TDD
3 1666 (15.39%) Scrum
4 1494 (13.80%) OO
5 1152 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
6 1086 (10.03%) BDD
7 997 (9.21%) MVC
8 967 (8.93%) E-Commerce
9 815 (7.53%) SOA
10 810 (7.48%) Software Engineering
11 672 (6.21%) Multithreading
12 546 (5.04%) Unit Testing
13 536 (4.95%) Web Development
14 512 (4.73%) DevOps
15 509 (4.70%) UML
16 478 (4.42%) Configuration Management
17 437 (4.04%) Test Automation
18 436 (4.03%) Low Latency
19 389 (3.59%) Mentoring
20 347 (3.21%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 2794 (25.81%) SQL
2 2372 (21.91%) JavaScript
3 1128 (10.42%) C#
4 1017 (9.39%) Python
5 928 (8.57%) C++
6 804 (7.43%) Ruby
7 681 (6.29%) Scala
8 679 (6.27%) PHP
9 664 (6.13%) Perl
10 613 (5.66%) PL/SQL
11 422 (3.90%) Shell Script
12 410 (3.79%) C
13 296 (2.73%) Groovy
14 239 (2.21%) Bash Shell
15 176 (1.63%) VB
16 139 (1.28%) Objective-C
17 122 (1.13%) Apex Code
18 102 (0.94%) Clojure
18 102 (0.94%) VBA
19 90 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 792 (7.32%) Degree
2 628 (5.80%) Security Cleared
3 406 (3.75%) SC Cleared
4 168 (1.55%) ISEB
5 150 (1.39%) ISTQB
6 132 (1.22%) DV Cleared
7 54 (0.50%) Sun Certification
8 51 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 47 (0.43%) PMI Certification
10 31 (0.29%) CCNA
10 31 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
11 28 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 24 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
13 21 (0.19%) BC Cleared
14 18 (0.17%) PMP
15 17 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
16 16 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 16 (0.15%) PhD
17 15 (0.14%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 648 (5.99%) QA
2 46 (0.42%) SLA
3 26 (0.24%) PCI DSS
4 24 (0.22%) ISO 9001
5 14 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.074%) ISO 14001
7 8 (0.074%) ISO 8583
7 8 (0.074%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.065%) EMIR
8 7 (0.065%) Dodd-Frank
9 6 (0.055%) DO-178B
9 6 (0.055%) SNOMED CT
10 5 (0.046%) COBIT
10 5 (0.046%) Basel III
11 4 (0.037%) HL7
12 3 (0.028%) WCAG
12 3 (0.028%) FATCA
13 2 (0.018%) CRD IV
13 2 (0.018%) JSP 440
System Software
1 144 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 71 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 45 (0.42%) vCloud
4 35 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
5 31 (0.29%) Varnish
6 29 (0.27%) Xen
7 26 (0.24%) NFS
7 26 (0.24%) HDFS
8 25 (0.23%) XenServer
9 22 (0.20%) Samba
10 19 (0.18%) VMware ESX
11 17 (0.16%) Postfix
12 16 (0.15%) Shibboleth
12 16 (0.15%) KVM
13 15 (0.14%) Hyper-V
14 12 (0.11%) vSphere
15 11 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 10 (0.092%) VMware ESXi
16 10 (0.092%) VirtualBox
16 10 (0.092%) Docker
Systems Management
1 428 (3.95%) Puppet
2 270 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
3 99 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
4 98 (0.91%) Nagios
5 72 (0.67%) Vagrant
6 63 (0.58%) Salt
7 59 (0.54%) Ansible
8 43 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 40 (0.37%) ZABBIX
10 34 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
11 30 (0.28%) Control-M
11 30 (0.28%) Tivoli
12 29 (0.27%) Oozie
13 27 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Management
14 23 (0.21%) Zenoss
15 22 (0.20%) Graylog2
16 21 (0.19%) OpenAM
17 17 (0.16%) collectd
18 16 (0.15%) Opsview
18 16 (0.15%) Kibana
Vendors
1 2496 (23.06%) Oracle
2 714 (6.60%) JBoss
3 494 (4.56%) Microsoft
4 481 (4.44%) IBM
5 360 (3.33%) Sybase
6 297 (2.74%) Red Hat
7 279 (2.58%) SAP
8 227 (2.10%) Adobe
9 225 (2.08%) VMware
10 220 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
11 217 (2.00%) Google
12 168 (1.55%) HP
13 151 (1.39%) TIBCO
14 139 (1.28%) hybris
15 115 (1.06%) ATG
16 114 (1.05%) Sun
17 103 (0.95%) 29West
18 99 (0.91%) Zend
19 98 (0.91%) Perforce
20 95 (0.88%) Informatica
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