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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 8 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Java 5949 4898 4530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.78% 9.49% 9.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.36% 25.07% 24.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4263 3258 2904
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 72 92
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +1.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £26.25 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £48.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +0.69%

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
20975 19538 18709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.02% 37.86% 37.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14282 12430 11439
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 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 572 738
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.56% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.95 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +4 5381 £450 +2.27% 1465
London 0 3225 £500 +5.26% 697
City of London 0 747 £525 +5.00% 274
South East +5 678 £400 +14.28% 268
Scotland +2 376 £400 +8.10% 67
South West +17 319 £413 +17.85% 111
North West +9 300 £375 +3.09% 120
Yorkshire -1 236 £400 +23.07% 92
East of England -3 235 £425 +13.33% 109
Edinburgh +2 199 £375 +7.14% 28
West Yorkshire +3 197 £400 +21.21% 49
Berkshire +6 176 £413 +10.00% 76
Leeds +3 168 £425 +30.76% 37
Hampshire +6 160 £375 +1.35% 48
West Midlands -1 140 £375 - 26
Surrey -2 118 £370 +8.02% 49
Bristol +10 115 £425 +21.42% 49
East Midlands +4 114 £375 +3.44% 19
Manchester +4 110 £360 -4.00% 57
Glasgow +1 105 £400 +14.28% 20
Essex +12 102 £450 +55.17% 7
North East -4 100 £390 +50.00% 19
Tyne and Wear -1 93 £400 +56.86% 15
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 92 £400 +56.86% 13
Oxfordshire +14 89 £500 +33.33% 40
Cheshire +3 79 £375 +10.36% 33
Wales +8 73 £450 +38.46% 30
Southampton +21 67 £343 -4.86% 16
Lancashire +4 67 £413 +28.90% 11
Reading +14 66 £463 +32.14% 27

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4769 (41.81%) Agile Software Development
2 2814 (24.67%) SQL
3 2496 (21.89%) Oracle
4 2436 (21.36%) Spring
5 2412 (21.15%) HTML
6 2391 (20.96%) JavaScript
7 2332 (20.45%) Linux
8 2241 (19.65%) TDD
9 2007 (17.60%) XML
10 1976 (17.33%) Web Services
11 1937 (16.98%) UNIX
12 1867 (16.37%) Finance
13 1806 (15.84%) Scrum
14 1721 (15.09%) J2EE
15 1591 (13.95%) CSS
16 1486 (13.03%) OO
17 1435 (12.58%) Hibernate
18 1423 (12.48%) Banking
19 1416 (12.42%) Continuous Integration
20 1261 (11.06%) C#
21 1181 (10.36%) .NET
22 1173 (10.28%) Maven
23 1139 (9.99%) Python
24 1057 (9.27%) BDD
25 1030 (9.03%) REST
26 1002 (8.79%) MVC
27 998 (8.75%) Relational Database
28 989 (8.67%) Git (software)
29 967 (8.48%) Ruby
30 960 (8.42%) Subversion

Java
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 861 (7.55%) Tomcat
2 723 (6.34%) Apache
3 704 (6.17%) JBoss
4 626 (5.49%) WebSphere
5 581 (5.09%) WebLogic
6 326 (2.86%) Node.js
7 263 (2.31%) CMS
8 213 (1.87%) Adobe CQ
9 207 (1.81%) Confluence
10 148 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
11 135 (1.18%) IIS
12 107 (0.94%) SharePoint
13 104 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 91 (0.80%) OpenStack
15 90 (0.79%) Apache Spark
16 87 (0.76%) Apache Solr
17 84 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
18 80 (0.70%) Oracle Coherence
19 76 (0.67%) nginx
20 69 (0.60%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 230 (2.02%) MS Excel
2 154 (1.35%) MS Office
3 57 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 54 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 34 (0.30%) MS Project
6 33 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.053%) Acrobat
9 5 (0.044%) PowerPivot
9 5 (0.044%) SPSS
10 4 (0.035%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.035%) GIMP
11 3 (0.026%) FrameMaker
11 3 (0.026%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.026%) Final Cut Pro
12 2 (0.018%) Mathematica
12 2 (0.018%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.009%) LaTeX
13 1 (0.009%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 73 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
2 49 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 46 (0.40%) RMDS
4 45 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 42 (0.37%) ION MarketView
6 37 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
7 29 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
8 23 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
9 20 (0.18%) Summit
10 18 (0.16%) Endur
11 17 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
12 15 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
13 14 (0.12%) IntelliMatch
14 13 (0.11%) ResourceLink
15 12 (0.11%) Google Analytics
15 12 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
16 11 (0.096%) Oracle Payables
16 11 (0.096%) SAP ERP
17 10 (0.088%) Murex MxG2000
17 10 (0.088%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 224 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 150 (1.32%) SaaS
3 125 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
4 110 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
5 107 (0.94%) Force.com
6 82 (0.72%) GitHub
7 78 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
8 62 (0.54%) PaaS
9 57 (0.50%) Amazon S3
10 28 (0.25%) IaaS
11 20 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
12 14 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
13 13 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
13 13 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
13 13 (0.11%) Google App Engine
14 12 (0.11%) Heroku
15 9 (0.079%) Amazon ELB
15 9 (0.079%) Google Apps
16 7 (0.061%) Route 53
17 3 (0.026%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 578 (5.07%) HTTP
2 260 (2.28%) Internet
3 247 (2.17%) TCP/IP
4 193 (1.69%) DNS
5 191 (1.67%) LDAP
6 134 (1.17%) SSL
7 112 (0.98%) Firewall
8 83 (0.73%) SAN
9 58 (0.51%) Intranet
10 52 (0.46%) FTP
11 51 (0.45%) AMQP
12 39 (0.34%) SSH
12 39 (0.34%) HTTPS
13 37 (0.32%) DHCP
14 36 (0.32%) Network Security
15 34 (0.30%) VPN
16 33 (0.29%) LAN
16 33 (0.29%) NAS
17 31 (0.27%) WAN
18 25 (0.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 998 (8.75%) Relational Database
2 711 (6.23%) SQL Server
3 676 (5.93%) MySQL
4 606 (5.31%) Oracle Database
5 595 (5.22%) MongoDB
6 526 (4.61%) NoSQL
7 395 (3.46%) Big Data
8 386 (3.38%) RDBMS
9 362 (3.17%) Hadoop
10 221 (1.94%) Oracle Database 11g
11 218 (1.91%) DB2
12 214 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
13 195 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
14 163 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
15 130 (1.14%) Apache Hive
16 122 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
17 109 (0.96%) Neo4j
17 109 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
18 98 (0.86%) Redis
19 90 (0.79%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1173 (10.28%) Maven
2 989 (8.67%) Git (software)
3 960 (8.42%) Subversion
4 914 (8.01%) JUnit
5 896 (7.86%) Jenkins
6 892 (7.82%) Selenium
7 637 (5.59%) Eclipse
8 630 (5.52%) Cucumber
9 611 (5.36%) JIRA
10 434 (3.81%) Ant
11 329 (2.88%) WebDriver
12 257 (2.25%) Hudson
13 244 (2.14%) Mockito
14 204 (1.79%) TeamCity
15 146 (1.28%) JMeter
16 144 (1.26%) QuickTest Pro
17 135 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
18 125 (1.10%) Visual Studio
19 120 (1.05%) SoapUI
20 113 (0.99%) IntelliJ
General
1 1867 (16.37%) Finance
2 1423 (12.48%) Banking
3 768 (6.73%) Front Office
4 664 (5.82%) Investment Banking
5 314 (2.75%) Retail
6 240 (2.10%) Telecoms
7 182 (1.60%) Marketing
8 159 (1.39%) Manufacturing
8 159 (1.39%) Games
9 145 (1.27%) Publishing
10 91 (0.80%) Financial Institution
11 84 (0.74%) Back Office
12 71 (0.62%) Advertising
13 62 (0.54%) Electronics
14 54 (0.47%) Legal
15 51 (0.45%) Automotive
16 50 (0.44%) Law
17 32 (0.28%) Billing
18 23 (0.20%) German Language
19 16 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6961 (61.03%) Developer
2 3870 (33.93%) Java Developer
3 903 (7.92%) Architect
4 843 (7.39%) Senior Developer
5 683 (5.99%) Analyst
6 539 (4.73%) Senior Java Developer
7 333 (2.92%) Consultant
8 313 (2.74%) DevOps Engineer
9 305 (2.67%) Tester
10 303 (2.66%) Software Engineer
11 281 (2.46%) Technical Architect
12 264 (2.31%) Android Developer
13 247 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
14 237 (2.08%) Test Analyst
15 227 (1.99%) Web Developer
16 207 (1.81%) Java/J2EE Developer
17 195 (1.71%) Lead Developer
18 193 (1.69%) Front-End Developer
19 175 (1.53%) Software Developer
20 163 (1.43%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2436 (21.36%) Spring
2 2412 (21.15%) HTML
3 2007 (17.60%) XML
4 1976 (17.33%) Web Services
5 1721 (15.09%) J2EE
6 1591 (13.95%) CSS
7 1435 (12.58%) Hibernate
8 1181 (10.36%) .NET
9 1030 (9.03%) REST
10 899 (7.88%) SOAP
11 898 (7.87%) HTML5
12 801 (7.02%) JSP
13 792 (6.94%) jQuery
14 762 (6.68%) RESTful
15 735 (6.44%) JSON
16 583 (5.11%) Java EE
17 566 (4.96%) Spring MVC
18 534 (4.68%) Ajax
19 507 (4.45%) JMS
20 487 (4.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 804 (7.05%) Open Source
2 572 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
3 504 (4.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 476 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 347 (3.04%) Derivative
6 290 (2.54%) User Experience
7 268 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
8 264 (2.31%) Mobile App
9 259 (2.27%) Fixed Income
10 194 (1.70%) Algorithms
11 161 (1.41%) Equities
12 153 (1.34%) Data Structures
13 120 (1.05%) Mathematics
14 102 (0.89%) Visualisation
15 100 (0.88%) Management Information System
16 82 (0.72%) Digital Media
17 81 (0.71%) Client/Server
18 79 (0.69%) Market Risk
19 72 (0.63%) Data Integration
20 71 (0.62%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2332 (20.45%) Linux
2 1937 (16.98%) UNIX
3 885 (7.76%) Windows
4 472 (4.14%) Android
5 336 (2.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 255 (2.24%) Apple iOS
7 214 (1.88%) Mac OS X
8 190 (1.67%) Solaris
9 176 (1.54%) CentOS
10 143 (1.25%) Ubuntu
11 114 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 107 (0.94%) AIX
13 52 (0.46%) Windows 7
14 48 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
15 44 (0.39%) SUSE
15 44 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
16 34 (0.30%) Debian
17 31 (0.27%) Windows XP
18 28 (0.25%) Windows NT
19 25 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4769 (41.81%) Agile Software Development
2 2241 (19.65%) TDD
3 1806 (15.84%) Scrum
4 1486 (13.03%) OO
5 1416 (12.42%) Continuous Integration
6 1057 (9.27%) BDD
7 1002 (8.79%) MVC
8 916 (8.03%) SOA
9 846 (7.42%) E-Commerce
10 826 (7.24%) Software Engineering
11 770 (6.75%) DevOps
12 714 (6.26%) Multithreading
13 534 (4.68%) Web Development
14 514 (4.51%) Configuration Management
15 507 (4.45%) Test Automation
16 500 (4.38%) Unit Testing
17 424 (3.72%) Low Latency
18 418 (3.67%) UML
19 405 (3.55%) Mentoring
20 398 (3.49%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2814 (24.67%) SQL
2 2391 (20.96%) JavaScript
3 1261 (11.06%) C#
4 1139 (9.99%) Python
5 967 (8.48%) Ruby
6 919 (8.06%) C++
7 711 (6.23%) Perl
8 680 (5.96%) Scala
9 678 (5.94%) PL/SQL
10 590 (5.17%) PHP
11 382 (3.35%) Shell Script
12 340 (2.98%) C
13 334 (2.93%) Bash Shell
14 257 (2.25%) Groovy
15 142 (1.25%) VB
16 138 (1.21%) VBA
17 133 (1.17%) Apex Code
18 129 (1.13%) Objective-C
19 120 (1.05%) Clojure
20 111 (0.97%) XPath
Qualifications
1 847 (7.43%) Security Cleared
2 798 (7.00%) Degree
3 506 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 171 (1.50%) DV Cleared
5 156 (1.37%) ISEB
6 106 (0.93%) ISTQB
7 86 (0.75%) Sun Certification
8 54 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 37 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
10 31 (0.27%) BC Cleared
11 23 (0.20%) HND
12 20 (0.18%) PMI Certification
13 17 (0.15%) PhD
13 17 (0.15%) OCPJP
14 15 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
14 15 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
14 15 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
15 13 (0.11%) CCNA
16 10 (0.088%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 7 (0.061%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 674 (5.91%) QA
2 47 (0.41%) SLA
3 32 (0.28%) PCI DSS
4 23 (0.20%) ISO 9001
5 16 (0.14%) ISO 14001
6 11 (0.096%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.079%) Dodd-Frank
8 8 (0.070%) WCAG
9 7 (0.061%) COBIT
10 6 (0.053%) HL7
10 6 (0.053%) DO-178B
11 5 (0.044%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.044%) ISO 8583
12 4 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 3 (0.026%) FATCA
13 3 (0.026%) Basel III
13 3 (0.026%) SNOMED CT
14 2 (0.018%) ISO 9000
15 1 (0.009%) EMIR
15 1 (0.009%) GAMP
System Software
1 157 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 69 (0.60%) Active Directory
3 46 (0.40%) vCloud
4 42 (0.37%) HDFS
5 41 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
6 39 (0.34%) Docker
7 30 (0.26%) NFS
8 26 (0.23%) Varnish
9 25 (0.22%) vSphere
10 24 (0.21%) Xen
11 23 (0.20%) Apache Flume
12 20 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 19 (0.17%) VirtualBox
14 18 (0.16%) VMware ESX
15 16 (0.14%) Squid
15 16 (0.14%) Shibboleth
16 12 (0.11%) XenServer
17 11 (0.096%) KVM
17 11 (0.096%) Samba
17 11 (0.096%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 619 (5.43%) Puppet
2 346 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
3 137 (1.20%) Ansible
4 118 (1.03%) Nagios
5 102 (0.89%) Vagrant
6 84 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
7 56 (0.49%) Salt
8 53 (0.46%) ZABBIX
9 40 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Management
10 38 (0.33%) Graphite
11 36 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 31 (0.27%) Graylog2
13 30 (0.26%) Zenoss
13 30 (0.26%) Control-M
14 29 (0.25%) Oozie
15 28 (0.25%) Kibana
15 28 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
16 25 (0.22%) Tivoli
17 21 (0.18%) yum
18 20 (0.18%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2496 (21.89%) Oracle
2 527 (4.62%) Microsoft
3 457 (4.01%) IBM
4 336 (2.95%) Sybase
5 333 (2.92%) Red Hat
6 255 (2.24%) Adobe
7 254 (2.23%) VMware
8 252 (2.21%) SAP
9 242 (2.12%) TIBCO
10 225 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
11 201 (1.76%) Google
12 179 (1.57%) HP
13 127 (1.11%) hybris
14 120 (1.05%) Sun
15 105 (0.92%) Informatica
16 102 (0.89%) ATG
17 95 (0.83%) Perforce
18 83 (0.73%) Splunk
19 78 (0.68%) Zend
20 77 (0.68%) Atlassian
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