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 23 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 9 14 13
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing Java 5316 4341 5315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.45% 8.96% 8.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.46% 24.24% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3563 2775 3347
Average daily rate £425 £426 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.29% -1.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 82 99
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 £16.10 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.85 £48.38 £42.50
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
20881 17909 21042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.13% 36.95% 34.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13542 11023 12441
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £561 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 488 632 713
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 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.14% +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 23 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 23 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 23 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 +3 4727 £443 -1.50% 1663
London +1 2941 £475 - 870
City of London +3 840 £525 +5.00% 330
South East -4 580 £375 +5.63% 247
Scotland +1 389 £388 +6.16% 106
South West +4 262 £375 +8.30% 118
East of England +8 234 £400 - 118
Yorkshire +11 218 £325 +8.33% 92
North West -2 198 £376 +9.23% 105
West Yorkshire +12 179 £325 +11.11% 68
Edinburgh +7 177 £400 -1.53% 31
Hampshire -7 163 £388 +10.71% 31
Leeds +5 151 £325 +18.18% 49
Glasgow +1 135 £375 +7.14% 42
Surrey +4 126 £383 +2.00% 71
West Midlands -1 121 £325 - 35
Berkshire -9 116 £350 -12.50% 44
Wales +9 115 £425 +31.97% 38
Manchester 0 88 £350 +6.06% 62
Hertfordshire +1 86 £400 -11.11% 36
North East +17 81 £250 -4.76% 29
South Wales +11 80 £425 +34.92% 27
Buckinghamshire +10 79 £375 -6.13% 17
Tyne and Wear +12 76 £250 -4.76% 25
Bristol +16 74 £375 +13.20% 33
Newcastle upon Tyne +10 74 £250 -5.21% 22
Cheshire +26 70 £388 +3.33% 25
East Midlands -1 70 £408 +16.42% 38
Wiltshire +22 67 £375 - 20
Essex +16 67 £425 +6.25% 15

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 2530 (25.75%) SQL
2 2466 (25.10%) Oracle
3 2322 (23.64%) Spring
4 2046 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
5 2030 (20.66%) HTML
6 1985 (20.21%) JavaScript
7 1902 (19.36%) Linux
8 1824 (18.57%) Finance
9 1774 (18.06%) XML
10 1765 (17.97%) Web Services
11 1746 (17.77%) TDD
12 1652 (16.82%) J2EE
13 1566 (15.94%) UNIX
14 1405 (14.30%) Hibernate
15 1390 (14.15%) CSS
16 1365 (13.89%) Scrum
17 1269 (12.92%) OO
18 1187 (12.08%) .NET
19 1155 (11.76%) Banking
20 996 (10.14%) C#
21 977 (9.95%) Maven
22 964 (9.81%) Continuous Integration
23 948 (9.65%) E-Commerce
24 893 (9.09%) jQuery
25 890 (9.06%) C++
26 852 (8.67%) Subversion
27 851 (8.66%) SOA
28 822 (8.37%) Python
29 804 (8.18%) MVC
30 800 (8.14%) SQL Server

Java
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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
1 783 (7.97%) Tomcat
2 579 (5.89%) Apache
3 526 (5.35%) WebSphere
4 516 (5.25%) WebLogic
5 263 (2.68%) CMS
6 195 (1.98%) Node.js
7 182 (1.85%) SharePoint
8 163 (1.66%) Adobe CQ
9 142 (1.45%) IIS
10 124 (1.26%) Oracle Coherence
11 119 (1.21%) Apache Solr
12 111 (1.13%) Confluence
13 107 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
14 104 (1.06%) Liferay
15 100 (1.02%) Oracle Service Bus
16 86 (0.88%) MQSeries
17 84 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
18 77 (0.78%) Alfresco
19 73 (0.74%) Mule
20 72 (0.73%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 264 (2.69%) MS Excel
2 114 (1.16%) MS Office
3 57 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 54 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 40 (0.41%) Photoshop
6 38 (0.39%) MS Project
7 13 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (0.11%) Mathematica
9 9 (0.092%) Fireworks
10 7 (0.071%) Windchill
10 7 (0.071%) Mingle
11 5 (0.051%) CATIA
11 5 (0.051%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
12 4 (0.041%) SPSS
13 3 (0.031%) InDesign
13 3 (0.031%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.020%) Final Cut Pro
14 2 (0.020%) Simulink
14 2 (0.020%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 73 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
2 72 (0.73%) RMDS
3 67 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
4 62 (0.63%) Oracle CRM
5 60 (0.61%) Magento
6 51 (0.52%) ION MarketView
7 48 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
8 32 (0.33%) Tridion
9 25 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 24 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
11 22 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
12 21 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
12 21 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
13 19 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
14 15 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
15 14 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
16 13 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
17 12 (0.12%) Murex MxG2000
17 12 (0.12%) Global One
18 9 (0.092%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 134 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
2 132 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
3 78 (0.79%) SaaS
4 63 (0.64%) Force.com
5 60 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
6 38 (0.39%) GitHub
7 32 (0.33%) Amazon S3
8 23 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
9 18 (0.18%) PaaS
9 18 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
10 15 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
10 15 (0.15%) Heroku
11 14 (0.14%) IaaS
12 12 (0.12%) Google App Engine
13 7 (0.071%) Route 53
13 7 (0.071%) Joyent
14 5 (0.051%) Amazon EMR
15 2 (0.020%) IBM SmartCloud
16 1 (0.010%) SuccessFactors
16 1 (0.010%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 429 (4.37%) HTTP
2 303 (3.08%) Internet
3 195 (1.98%) TCP/IP
4 190 (1.93%) LDAP
5 141 (1.44%) DNS
6 135 (1.37%) SSL
7 129 (1.31%) Firewall
8 78 (0.79%) SAN
9 61 (0.62%) FTP
10 51 (0.52%) VPN
11 43 (0.44%) WAN
12 42 (0.43%) LAN
13 38 (0.39%) NAS
14 37 (0.38%) Intranet
15 36 (0.37%) HTTPS
16 35 (0.36%) Kerberos
17 33 (0.34%) Network Security
18 31 (0.32%) SNMP
19 29 (0.30%) X.509
20 28 (0.29%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 800 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 786 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 628 (6.39%) MySQL
4 548 (5.58%) Oracle Database
5 424 (4.32%) MongoDB
6 396 (4.03%) RDBMS
7 361 (3.67%) NoSQL
8 249 (2.53%) Big Data
9 243 (2.47%) Hadoop
10 229 (2.33%) DB2
11 223 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
12 214 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
13 180 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
14 119 (1.21%) Oracle Database 10g
15 116 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
16 105 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
17 77 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
18 74 (0.75%) KDB
19 69 (0.70%) CouchDB
20 66 (0.67%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 977 (9.95%) Maven
2 852 (8.67%) Subversion
3 753 (7.66%) JUnit
4 680 (6.92%) Git (software)
5 659 (6.71%) Selenium
6 609 (6.20%) Jenkins
7 594 (6.05%) Eclipse
8 509 (5.18%) Cucumber
9 460 (4.68%) Ant
10 369 (3.76%) WebDriver
11 357 (3.63%) JIRA
12 264 (2.69%) Hudson
13 200 (2.04%) Mockito
14 157 (1.60%) TeamCity
15 151 (1.54%) JBehave
16 104 (1.06%) FitNesse
17 102 (1.04%) SoapUI
18 101 (1.03%) Visual Studio
19 86 (0.88%) Talend Open Studio
20 83 (0.84%) CruiseControl
General
1 1824 (18.57%) Finance
2 1155 (11.76%) Banking
3 576 (5.86%) Investment Banking
4 548 (5.58%) Front Office
5 411 (4.18%) Retail
6 311 (3.17%) Telecoms
7 186 (1.89%) Marketing
8 158 (1.61%) Games
9 136 (1.38%) Back Office
10 135 (1.37%) Manufacturing
11 90 (0.92%) Publishing
12 88 (0.90%) Financial Institution
13 68 (0.69%) Advertising
14 65 (0.66%) Electronics
15 51 (0.52%) Billing
16 41 (0.42%) German Language
17 33 (0.34%) Legal
18 31 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
19 30 (0.31%) Automotive
20 29 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5741 (58.44%) Developer
2 3009 (30.63%) Java Developer
3 798 (8.12%) Architect
4 684 (6.96%) Analyst
5 640 (6.51%) Senior Developer
6 387 (3.94%) Senior Java Developer
7 348 (3.54%) Consultant
8 272 (2.77%) Tester
9 255 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
10 254 (2.59%) Project Manager
11 249 (2.53%) Software Engineer
12 243 (2.47%) Web Developer
13 242 (2.46%) Scala Developer
14 236 (2.40%) Java/J2EE Developer
15 222 (2.26%) Android Developer
16 216 (2.20%) Test Analyst
17 186 (1.89%) Front-End Developer
18 171 (1.74%) Technical Architect
19 160 (1.63%) Software Developer
20 149 (1.52%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2322 (23.64%) Spring
2 2030 (20.66%) HTML
3 1774 (18.06%) XML
4 1765 (17.97%) Web Services
5 1652 (16.82%) J2EE
6 1405 (14.30%) Hibernate
7 1390 (14.15%) CSS
8 1187 (12.08%) .NET
9 893 (9.09%) jQuery
10 758 (7.72%) SOAP
11 698 (7.11%) HTML5
12 650 (6.62%) JSP
13 637 (6.48%) JSON
14 635 (6.46%) REST
15 629 (6.40%) Java EE
16 553 (5.63%) Ajax
17 529 (5.38%) RESTful
18 522 (5.31%) JMS
19 481 (4.90%) Middleware
20 435 (4.43%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 562 (5.72%) Open Source
2 409 (4.16%) Computer Science
3 398 (4.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 388 (3.95%) Mobile App
5 360 (3.66%) Derivative
6 305 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
7 250 (2.54%) Fixed Income
8 186 (1.89%) Equities
9 99 (1.01%) Mathematics
10 82 (0.83%) Digital Media
11 78 (0.79%) Equity Derivative
12 77 (0.78%) Client/Server
13 72 (0.73%) iPad
14 71 (0.72%) Management Information System
15 69 (0.70%) Mainframe
16 65 (0.66%) Clustering
16 65 (0.66%) Credit Risk
17 64 (0.65%) Social Media
18 60 (0.61%) N-Tier
19 58 (0.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1902 (19.36%) Linux
2 1566 (15.94%) UNIX
3 698 (7.11%) Windows
4 494 (5.03%) Android
5 328 (3.34%) Apple iOS
6 266 (2.71%) Solaris
7 126 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 94 (0.96%) Mac OS X
9 72 (0.73%) Windows 7
10 67 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 57 (0.58%) AIX
12 56 (0.57%) Ubuntu
13 46 (0.47%) Windows XP
14 45 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
15 44 (0.45%) CentOS
16 41 (0.42%) HPUX
17 32 (0.33%) Debian
18 24 (0.24%) Windows Phone
19 20 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
20 11 (0.11%) bada
Processes & Methodologies
1 2046 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 1746 (17.77%) TDD
3 1365 (13.89%) Scrum
4 1269 (12.92%) OO
5 964 (9.81%) Continuous Integration
6 948 (9.65%) E-Commerce
7 851 (8.66%) SOA
8 804 (8.18%) MVC
9 790 (8.04%) BDD
10 655 (6.67%) Software Engineering
11 561 (5.71%) Multithreading
12 490 (4.99%) UML
13 473 (4.81%) Unit Testing
14 465 (4.73%) Web Development
15 426 (4.34%) Test Automation
16 383 (3.90%) Configuration Management
17 379 (3.86%) Project Management
18 322 (3.28%) OOP
19 291 (2.96%) Low Latency
20 288 (2.93%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2530 (25.75%) SQL
2 1985 (20.21%) JavaScript
3 996 (10.14%) C#
4 890 (9.06%) C++
5 822 (8.37%) Python
6 768 (7.82%) Ruby
7 751 (7.64%) Perl
8 561 (5.71%) Scala
9 540 (5.50%) PHP
10 533 (5.43%) PL/SQL
11 413 (4.20%) C
12 364 (3.71%) Shell Script
13 255 (2.60%) Groovy
14 181 (1.84%) Bash Shell
15 167 (1.70%) VB
16 166 (1.69%) Objective-C
17 95 (0.97%) XPath
18 94 (0.96%) T-SQL
19 85 (0.87%) Apex Code
20 76 (0.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 693 (7.05%) Degree
2 473 (4.81%) Security Cleared
3 300 (3.05%) SC Cleared
4 139 (1.41%) ISEB
5 116 (1.18%) DV Cleared
6 109 (1.11%) ISTQB
7 52 (0.53%) Sun Certification
8 40 (0.41%) PMI Certification
9 20 (0.20%) PMP
9 20 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
9 20 (0.20%) OCPJP
10 19 (0.19%) PhD
11 17 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
12 15 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 13 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
13 13 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 12 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (0.10%) BC Cleared
16 9 (0.092%) Cisco Certification
17 8 (0.081%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 543 (5.53%) QA
2 46 (0.47%) SLA
3 22 (0.22%) ISO 9001
4 21 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 19 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 18 (0.18%) HL7
6 18 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.11%) Basel III
8 10 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
9 8 (0.081%) EMIR
10 7 (0.071%) Solvency II
11 6 (0.061%) ISO 8583
11 6 (0.061%) CRD IV
12 4 (0.041%) WCAG
13 3 (0.031%) BS7799
13 3 (0.031%) SNOMED CT
13 3 (0.031%) COBIT
14 2 (0.020%) WAI
14 2 (0.020%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 92 (0.94%) Active Directory
2 76 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (0.41%) NFS
4 26 (0.26%) Varnish
4 26 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
5 25 (0.25%) VMware ESX
6 20 (0.20%) Samba
7 18 (0.18%) Sendmail
8 17 (0.17%) Squid
8 17 (0.17%) Hyper-V
9 16 (0.16%) Xen
10 15 (0.15%) KVM
11 14 (0.14%) Platform Symphony
12 13 (0.13%) vCloud
13 12 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 10 (0.10%) SRDF
15 9 (0.092%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 7 (0.071%) vSphere
16 7 (0.071%) VMware ESXi
17 6 (0.061%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 333 (3.39%) Puppet
2 249 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
3 88 (0.90%) Nagios
4 75 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
5 34 (0.35%) Tivoli
6 32 (0.33%) Vagrant
7 31 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 26 (0.26%) Control-M
9 23 (0.23%) Ansible
10 18 (0.18%) ZABBIX
11 17 (0.17%) collectd
12 16 (0.16%) Ganglia
13 15 (0.15%) HAProxy
14 12 (0.12%) OpenSSO
14 12 (0.12%) Zenoss
15 10 (0.10%) Capistrano
15 10 (0.10%) OpenAM
16 9 (0.092%) OpenIDM
16 9 (0.092%) StatsD
16 9 (0.092%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 2466 (25.10%) Oracle
2 648 (6.60%) JBoss
3 435 (4.43%) Microsoft
4 388 (3.95%) Sybase
5 377 (3.84%) IBM
6 309 (3.15%) SAP
7 231 (2.35%) Adobe
8 200 (2.04%) Red Hat
9 157 (1.60%) HP
10 156 (1.59%) TIBCO
11 155 (1.58%) Google
12 154 (1.57%) VMware
13 138 (1.40%) Sun
13 138 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
14 126 (1.28%) ATG
15 125 (1.27%) JD Edwards
16 118 (1.20%) hybris
17 89 (0.91%) Endeca
18 86 (0.88%) Talend
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