The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 11 14 13
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Java 5255 4210 5289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.33% 8.82% 8.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.26% 23.92% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3514 2684 3332
Average daily rate £425 £433 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% -1.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 80 104
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.45 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +15.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.90 £15.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £45.32 £41.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20800 17600 21068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.94% 36.88% 34.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13477 10833 12444
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 629 742
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +2 4689 £440 -2.22% 1765
London +1 2928 £475 - 929
City of London +4 848 £525 +5.00% 359
South East -6 574 £375 +7.14% 272
Scotland +1 384 £388 +6.16% 98
South West +2 257 £375 +15.38% 98
East of England +8 234 £400 - 145
Yorkshire +14 212 £325 +4.00% 95
North West -2 193 £375 +7.14% 115
Edinburgh +6 177 £400 -1.53% 31
West Yorkshire +17 172 £325 +4.00% 66
Hampshire -8 158 £394 +12.50% 38
Leeds +9 146 £325 +4.00% 46
Glasgow +2 135 £375 +7.14% 33
Surrey +8 128 £380 +3.05% 74
West Midlands +1 122 £325 - 35
Berkshire -13 112 £350 -12.50% 56
Wales +7 103 £450 +39.73% 38
Manchester -3 87 £350 +6.06% 69
Hertfordshire 0 83 £400 -11.11% 36
Buckinghamshire +11 81 £375 +4.16% 16
North East +16 80 £250 -4.76% 27
Tyne and Wear +13 75 £250 -4.76% 25
Bristol +16 74 £375 +15.38% 34
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 73 £250 -5.21% 22
South Wales +6 71 £450 +42.85% 27
Cheshire +25 70 £394 +3.61% 28
Essex +13 70 £450 +12.50% 14
East Midlands -3 68 £400 +14.28% 45
Wiltshire +24 67 £375 - 18

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2542 (25.84%) SQL
2 2483 (25.24%) Oracle
3 2328 (23.67%) Spring
4 2065 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
5 2041 (20.75%) HTML
6 2003 (20.36%) JavaScript
7 1915 (19.47%) Linux
8 1840 (18.70%) Finance
9 1799 (18.29%) XML
10 1783 (18.13%) Web Services
11 1734 (17.63%) TDD
12 1646 (16.73%) J2EE
13 1573 (15.99%) UNIX
14 1402 (14.25%) Hibernate
15 1401 (14.24%) CSS
16 1351 (13.73%) Scrum
17 1271 (12.92%) OO
18 1180 (12.00%) .NET
19 1153 (11.72%) Banking
20 1001 (10.18%) C#
21 972 (9.88%) Maven
22 970 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
23 934 (9.49%) E-Commerce
24 908 (9.23%) jQuery
25 902 (9.17%) C++
26 866 (8.80%) SOA
27 848 (8.62%) Subversion
28 821 (8.35%) Python
29 808 (8.21%) SQL Server
30 806 (8.19%) MVC

Java
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 786 (7.99%) Tomcat
2 585 (5.95%) Apache
3 531 (5.40%) WebSphere
4 515 (5.24%) WebLogic
5 265 (2.69%) CMS
6 194 (1.97%) Node.js
7 174 (1.77%) SharePoint
8 164 (1.67%) Adobe CQ
9 141 (1.43%) IIS
10 123 (1.25%) Oracle Coherence
11 121 (1.23%) Apache Solr
12 113 (1.15%) Confluence
13 107 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
14 105 (1.07%) Liferay
15 100 (1.02%) Oracle Service Bus
16 85 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
17 84 (0.85%) MQSeries
18 77 (0.78%) Alfresco
19 73 (0.74%) Mule
20 72 (0.73%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 264 (2.68%) MS Excel
2 115 (1.17%) MS Office
3 59 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 54 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 44 (0.45%) Photoshop
6 39 (0.40%) MS Project
7 15 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 12 (0.12%) Mathematica
9 11 (0.11%) Fireworks
10 8 (0.081%) Mingle
11 7 (0.071%) Windchill
12 5 (0.051%) CATIA
12 5 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
13 4 (0.041%) InfoPath
13 4 (0.041%) SPSS
14 3 (0.030%) FrameMaker
14 3 (0.030%) InDesign
14 3 (0.030%) Acrobat
15 2 (0.020%) Weka
15 2 (0.020%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 72 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
2 69 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
3 68 (0.69%) RMDS
4 61 (0.62%) Oracle CRM
5 59 (0.60%) Magento
6 53 (0.54%) ION MarketView
7 48 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
8 32 (0.33%) Tridion
9 24 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
10 22 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
10 22 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 21 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
12 20 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
13 18 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
14 15 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
14 15 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
15 13 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
16 12 (0.12%) Murex MxG2000
16 12 (0.12%) Global One
17 10 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 131 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
2 130 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
3 75 (0.76%) SaaS
4 59 (0.60%) Force.com
5 58 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
6 38 (0.39%) GitHub
7 32 (0.33%) Amazon S3
8 25 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
9 18 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
9 18 (0.18%) PaaS
10 15 (0.15%) Heroku
10 15 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
11 14 (0.14%) IaaS
12 10 (0.10%) Google App Engine
13 7 (0.071%) Route 53
14 6 (0.061%) Amazon EMR
14 6 (0.061%) Joyent
15 2 (0.020%) IBM SmartCloud
16 1 (0.010%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 427 (4.34%) HTTP
2 312 (3.17%) Internet
3 197 (2.00%) LDAP
3 197 (2.00%) TCP/IP
4 135 (1.37%) DNS
5 131 (1.33%) SSL
6 123 (1.25%) Firewall
7 80 (0.81%) SAN
8 58 (0.59%) FTP
9 48 (0.49%) VPN
10 43 (0.44%) WAN
11 42 (0.43%) LAN
12 40 (0.41%) NAS
13 37 (0.38%) Intranet
14 36 (0.37%) Kerberos
14 36 (0.37%) HTTPS
15 33 (0.34%) Network Security
16 32 (0.33%) X.509
17 31 (0.32%) SNMP
18 29 (0.29%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 808 (8.21%) SQL Server
2 777 (7.90%) Relational Database
3 628 (6.38%) MySQL
4 556 (5.65%) Oracle Database
5 422 (4.29%) MongoDB
6 394 (4.01%) RDBMS
7 363 (3.69%) NoSQL
8 247 (2.51%) Big Data
9 240 (2.44%) Hadoop
10 234 (2.38%) DB2
11 225 (2.29%) Oracle Database 11g
12 216 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
13 181 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
14 119 (1.21%) Oracle Database 10g
15 116 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
16 108 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
17 80 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
18 73 (0.74%) KDB
19 68 (0.69%) CouchDB
20 66 (0.67%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 972 (9.88%) Maven
2 848 (8.62%) Subversion
3 754 (7.66%) JUnit
4 677 (6.88%) Git (software)
5 651 (6.62%) Selenium
6 596 (6.06%) Eclipse
6 596 (6.06%) Jenkins
7 507 (5.15%) Cucumber
8 451 (4.58%) Ant
9 358 (3.64%) WebDriver
10 350 (3.56%) JIRA
11 266 (2.70%) Hudson
12 198 (2.01%) Mockito
13 154 (1.57%) TeamCity
14 149 (1.51%) JBehave
15 106 (1.08%) FitNesse
16 105 (1.07%) Visual Studio
17 103 (1.05%) SoapUI
18 87 (0.88%) Talend Open Studio
19 82 (0.83%) CruiseControl
General
1 1840 (18.70%) Finance
2 1153 (11.72%) Banking
3 574 (5.84%) Investment Banking
4 547 (5.56%) Front Office
5 409 (4.16%) Retail
6 310 (3.15%) Telecoms
7 184 (1.87%) Marketing
8 163 (1.66%) Games
9 134 (1.36%) Manufacturing
10 131 (1.33%) Back Office
11 93 (0.95%) Publishing
11 93 (0.95%) Financial Institution
12 73 (0.74%) Advertising
13 66 (0.67%) Electronics
14 52 (0.53%) Billing
15 42 (0.43%) German Language
16 36 (0.37%) Legal
17 32 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
18 30 (0.30%) Automotive
19 29 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5737 (58.32%) Developer
2 2988 (30.38%) Java Developer
3 798 (8.11%) Architect
4 690 (7.01%) Analyst
5 652 (6.63%) Senior Developer
6 393 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 352 (3.58%) Consultant
8 268 (2.72%) Tester
9 256 (2.60%) Project Manager
10 254 (2.58%) Software Engineer
10 254 (2.58%) Solutions Architect
11 242 (2.46%) Web Developer
12 239 (2.43%) Scala Developer
13 234 (2.38%) Java/J2EE Developer
14 225 (2.29%) Android Developer
15 215 (2.19%) Test Analyst
16 186 (1.89%) Front-End Developer
17 172 (1.75%) Technical Architect
18 162 (1.65%) Software Developer
19 153 (1.56%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2328 (23.67%) Spring
2 2041 (20.75%) HTML
3 1799 (18.29%) XML
4 1783 (18.13%) Web Services
5 1646 (16.73%) J2EE
6 1402 (14.25%) Hibernate
7 1401 (14.24%) CSS
8 1180 (12.00%) .NET
9 908 (9.23%) jQuery
10 767 (7.80%) SOAP
11 710 (7.22%) HTML5
12 656 (6.67%) JSP
13 650 (6.61%) REST
14 641 (6.52%) JSON
15 631 (6.41%) Java EE
16 566 (5.75%) Ajax
17 526 (5.35%) RESTful
18 522 (5.31%) JMS
19 486 (4.94%) Middleware
20 436 (4.43%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 558 (5.67%) Open Source
2 415 (4.22%) Computer Science
3 388 (3.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 387 (3.93%) Mobile App
5 358 (3.64%) Derivative
6 302 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
7 246 (2.50%) Fixed Income
8 183 (1.86%) Equities
9 101 (1.03%) Mathematics
10 82 (0.83%) Digital Media
11 77 (0.78%) Equity Derivative
12 76 (0.77%) iPad
13 72 (0.73%) Management Information System
13 72 (0.73%) Client/Server
14 69 (0.70%) Mainframe
15 66 (0.67%) Clustering
16 65 (0.66%) Social Media
16 65 (0.66%) Credit Risk
17 63 (0.64%) N-Tier
18 58 (0.59%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1915 (19.47%) Linux
2 1573 (15.99%) UNIX
3 703 (7.15%) Windows
4 495 (5.03%) Android
5 321 (3.26%) Apple iOS
6 269 (2.73%) Solaris
7 131 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 89 (0.90%) Mac OS X
9 75 (0.76%) Windows 7
10 66 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 56 (0.57%) AIX
12 55 (0.56%) Ubuntu
13 47 (0.48%) Windows XP
14 45 (0.46%) CentOS
15 44 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
16 40 (0.41%) HPUX
17 32 (0.33%) Debian
18 25 (0.25%) Windows Phone
19 21 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
20 11 (0.11%) bada
Processes & Methodologies
1 2065 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
2 1734 (17.63%) TDD
3 1351 (13.73%) Scrum
4 1271 (12.92%) OO
5 970 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
6 934 (9.49%) E-Commerce
7 866 (8.80%) SOA
8 806 (8.19%) MVC
9 772 (7.85%) BDD
10 662 (6.73%) Software Engineering
11 571 (5.80%) Multithreading
12 486 (4.94%) UML
13 476 (4.84%) Unit Testing
14 473 (4.81%) Web Development
15 428 (4.35%) Test Automation
16 385 (3.91%) Project Management
17 381 (3.87%) Configuration Management
18 317 (3.22%) OOP
19 296 (3.01%) Workflow
20 290 (2.95%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 2542 (25.84%) SQL
2 2003 (20.36%) JavaScript
3 1001 (10.18%) C#
4 902 (9.17%) C++
5 821 (8.35%) Python
6 771 (7.84%) Ruby
7 753 (7.65%) Perl
8 552 (5.61%) Scala
9 540 (5.49%) PL/SQL
10 539 (5.48%) PHP
11 411 (4.18%) C
12 367 (3.73%) Shell Script
13 253 (2.57%) Groovy
14 185 (1.88%) Bash Shell
15 169 (1.72%) Objective-C
16 167 (1.70%) VB
17 95 (0.97%) XPath
17 95 (0.97%) T-SQL
18 81 (0.82%) Apex Code
19 76 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 698 (7.10%) Degree
2 459 (4.67%) Security Cleared
3 294 (2.99%) SC Cleared
4 131 (1.33%) ISEB
5 110 (1.12%) DV Cleared
6 101 (1.03%) ISTQB
7 51 (0.52%) Sun Certification
8 40 (0.41%) PMI Certification
9 20 (0.20%) PMP
9 20 (0.20%) PhD
9 20 (0.20%) OCPJP
10 19 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
11 17 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
12 15 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 13 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 12 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
15 10 (0.10%) BC Cleared
16 9 (0.091%) Cisco Certification
17 8 (0.081%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 549 (5.58%) QA
2 47 (0.48%) SLA
3 22 (0.22%) ISO 9001
4 21 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 18 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 18 (0.18%) HL7
7 11 (0.11%) Basel III
8 10 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
8 10 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 8 (0.081%) EMIR
10 7 (0.071%) Solvency II
11 6 (0.061%) CRD IV
11 6 (0.061%) ISO 8583
12 4 (0.041%) WCAG
13 3 (0.030%) BS7799
13 3 (0.030%) COBIT
13 3 (0.030%) SNOMED CT
14 2 (0.020%) WAI
14 2 (0.020%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 94 (0.96%) Active Directory
2 75 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (0.41%) NFS
4 29 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
5 25 (0.25%) VMware ESX
5 25 (0.25%) Varnish
6 21 (0.21%) Samba
7 19 (0.19%) Sendmail
8 17 (0.17%) Squid
8 17 (0.17%) Hyper-V
9 16 (0.16%) KVM
10 15 (0.15%) Xen
11 14 (0.14%) Platform Symphony
12 12 (0.12%) vCloud
12 12 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 10 (0.10%) SRDF
14 9 (0.091%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 7 (0.071%) VMware ESXi
15 7 (0.071%) XenServer
16 6 (0.061%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 335 (3.41%) Puppet
2 251 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
3 87 (0.88%) Nagios
4 69 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
5 34 (0.35%) Tivoli
6 32 (0.33%) Vagrant
6 32 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 29 (0.29%) Control-M
8 22 (0.22%) Ansible
9 17 (0.17%) Ganglia
9 17 (0.17%) ZABBIX
10 16 (0.16%) collectd
11 15 (0.15%) HAProxy
12 12 (0.12%) Data Guard
12 12 (0.12%) Zenoss
12 12 (0.12%) OpenSSO
13 10 (0.10%) OpenAM
13 10 (0.10%) Capistrano
14 9 (0.091%) OpenIDM
14 9 (0.091%) StatsD
Vendors
1 2483 (25.24%) Oracle
2 654 (6.65%) JBoss
3 431 (4.38%) Microsoft
4 391 (3.97%) Sybase
5 379 (3.85%) IBM
6 308 (3.13%) SAP
7 242 (2.46%) Adobe
8 201 (2.04%) Red Hat
9 160 (1.63%) HP
10 158 (1.61%) TIBCO
11 155 (1.58%) Google
12 153 (1.56%) VMware
13 142 (1.44%) Sun
14 132 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
15 124 (1.26%) ATG
16 123 (1.25%) JD Edwards
17 118 (1.20%) hybris
18 90 (0.91%) Endeca
19 87 (0.88%) Talend
20 85 (0.86%) ION Trading
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 Per Day
Posted: 16 hours ago
South Wales
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent rates or salaries
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Gate Hampton Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South Croydon, Surrey
Parker White Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £480 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis IT
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis IT
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent rates or salaries
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £750 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Experis IT
Rate: £450 - £545 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £800 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £220.00 - £250.00 per day
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Aston Carter
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