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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 8 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Java 6165 5352 5277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.56% 9.47% 9.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.58% 25.45% 25.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4059 3422 3414
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £612
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 64 86
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.85 £23.50 £26.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £71.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.04%

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
22357 21029 20689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.30% 37.20% 38.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 15051 13295 13039
Average daily rate £400 £388 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -1.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 523 431 574
Average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +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 3 September 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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +3 5612 £450 +2.85% 1963
London 0 3134 £500 +5.26% 947
South East +8 733 £410 +10.06% 264
City of London 0 699 £525 - 258
North West +14 395 £438 +16.66% 173
Yorkshire +12 332 £400 +14.28% 130
East of England +7 332 £385 -2.83% 149
Scotland -6 317 £375 -6.25% 83
South West -3 279 £425 +9.67% 132
West Yorkshire +15 234 £400 +8.84% 97
Leeds +14 213 £408 +10.88% 88
Hampshire +8 195 £388 +10.71% 49
North East -2 157 £450 +35.84% 38
Manchester +17 154 £450 +16.12% 86
Cambridgeshire +19 144 £383 -8.38% 74
Tyne and Wear -1 144 £448 +27.85% 33
Berkshire +6 142 £425 +13.33% 75
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 140 £450 +28.57% 29
Wales -1 131 £370 +9.62% 45
Surrey +1 129 £413 +17.85% 37
Glasgow -2 125 £365 -2.66% 40
Edinburgh -7 122 £375 -14.52% 30
South Wales +4 118 £370 +13.84% 39
East Midlands +4 115 £428 +6.87% 74
West Midlands +2 113 £400 +14.28% 49
Cheshire +4 102 £420 +1.20% 51
Hertfordshire +2 83 £388 +3.33% 47
Buckinghamshire 0 82 £425 +11.84% 29
Cardiff +8 79 £325 +23.80% 29
Lancashire +6 74 £425 +15.64% 21

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 5031 (42.95%) Agile Software Development
2 2926 (24.98%) SQL
3 2853 (24.36%) JavaScript
4 2654 (22.66%) HTML
5 2502 (21.36%) Linux
6 2395 (20.45%) Oracle
7 2333 (19.92%) TDD
8 2313 (19.75%) Spring
9 2148 (18.34%) Finance
10 2116 (18.06%) Web Services
11 1901 (16.23%) Scrum
12 1823 (15.56%) J2EE
13 1750 (14.94%) UNIX
14 1742 (14.87%) CSS
15 1660 (14.17%) XML
16 1512 (12.91%) Continuous Integration
17 1338 (11.42%) Banking
18 1304 (11.13%) Git (software)
19 1290 (11.01%) OO
20 1279 (10.92%) Jenkins
21 1242 (10.60%) .NET
22 1225 (10.46%) Hibernate
23 1208 (10.31%) Python
24 1162 (9.92%) Maven
25 1143 (9.76%) HTML5
26 1114 (9.51%) C#
27 1113 (9.50%) REST
28 1092 (9.32%) Security Cleared
29 1034 (8.83%) BDD
30 981 (8.37%) E-Commerce

Java
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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
1 939 (8.02%) Tomcat
2 837 (7.15%) JBoss
3 753 (6.43%) WebSphere
4 736 (6.28%) Apache
5 540 (4.61%) WebLogic
6 466 (3.98%) Node.js
7 357 (3.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 303 (2.59%) CMS
9 300 (2.56%) Confluence
10 221 (1.89%) IIS
11 194 (1.66%) Jetty
12 192 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
13 165 (1.41%) Apache Spark
14 154 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
15 141 (1.20%) Mule
16 130 (1.11%) nginx
17 128 (1.09%) Oracle Coherence
18 111 (0.95%) Apache Solr
19 92 (0.79%) SharePoint
20 84 (0.72%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 223 (1.90%) MS Excel
2 132 (1.13%) MS Office
3 81 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 57 (0.49%) Photoshop
5 27 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 24 (0.20%) MS Project
7 22 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
8 18 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
9 12 (0.10%) Siemens NX
10 10 (0.085%) OmniGraffle
10 10 (0.085%) AutoCAD
10 10 (0.085%) FrameMaker
10 10 (0.085%) RoboHelp
11 9 (0.077%) SPSS
12 8 (0.068%) HipChat
13 7 (0.060%) Doxygen
14 6 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 6 (0.051%) GIMP
15 5 (0.043%) CATIA
15 5 (0.043%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 88 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
2 51 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 45 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 38 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
5 31 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
6 23 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
7 22 (0.19%) Tridion
7 22 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
8 20 (0.17%) Teamcenter
9 17 (0.15%) Summit
9 17 (0.15%) BigMachines
10 15 (0.13%) RMDS
10 15 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
11 14 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
11 14 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
12 13 (0.11%) Oracle BRM
13 11 (0.094%) Remedy ITSM
13 11 (0.094%) ION MarketView
14 10 (0.085%) Magento
14 10 (0.085%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 705 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
2 196 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
3 131 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
4 124 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
5 121 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
6 119 (1.02%) GitHub
7 110 (0.94%) SaaS
8 76 (0.65%) Google App Engine
9 60 (0.51%) Google Analytics
10 56 (0.48%) IaaS
11 45 (0.38%) PaaS
12 43 (0.37%) Force.com
13 35 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
14 32 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
15 29 (0.25%) Amazon S3
16 18 (0.15%) Google Apps
16 18 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 17 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
18 15 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 13 (0.11%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 541 (4.62%) HTTP
2 350 (2.99%) Internet
3 269 (2.30%) TCP/IP
4 216 (1.84%) SSL
5 187 (1.60%) LDAP
6 177 (1.51%) DNS
7 174 (1.49%) Firewall
8 94 (0.80%) DHCP
9 91 (0.78%) FTP
10 73 (0.62%) IPsec
11 54 (0.46%) SAN
12 47 (0.40%) SNMP
13 44 (0.38%) SSH
14 43 (0.37%) Network Security
14 43 (0.37%) WAN
15 42 (0.36%) LAN
16 41 (0.35%) Kerberos
17 39 (0.33%) VPN
18 38 (0.32%) HTTPS
19 31 (0.26%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 896 (7.65%) SQL Server
2 863 (7.37%) Relational Database
3 840 (7.17%) MongoDB
4 780 (6.66%) MySQL
5 593 (5.06%) Hadoop
6 591 (5.05%) NoSQL
7 578 (4.93%) Oracle Database
8 509 (4.35%) Big Data
9 349 (2.98%) PostgreSQL
10 332 (2.83%) RDBMS
11 282 (2.41%) DB2
12 261 (2.23%) Apache Cassandra
13 229 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
14 196 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
15 148 (1.26%) HBase
16 132 (1.13%) Apache Hive
17 118 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
18 104 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
19 101 (0.86%) Redis
20 90 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1304 (11.13%) Git (software)
2 1279 (10.92%) Jenkins
3 1162 (9.92%) Maven
4 897 (7.66%) Subversion
5 824 (7.03%) JUnit
6 819 (6.99%) Selenium
7 732 (6.25%) JIRA
8 668 (5.70%) Cucumber
9 605 (5.16%) Eclipse
10 446 (3.81%) Ant
11 288 (2.46%) WebDriver
12 276 (2.36%) Gradle
13 234 (2.00%) Mockito
14 227 (1.94%) Hudson
15 208 (1.78%) TeamCity
16 181 (1.55%) JMeter
17 149 (1.27%) SoapUI
18 137 (1.17%) IntelliJ
19 131 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
20 114 (0.97%) Visual Studio
General
1 2148 (18.34%) Finance
2 1338 (11.42%) Banking
3 630 (5.38%) Investment Banking
4 595 (5.08%) Front Office
5 379 (3.24%) Retail
6 329 (2.81%) Telecoms
7 187 (1.60%) Marketing
8 122 (1.04%) Publishing
9 115 (0.98%) Games
10 104 (0.89%) Manufacturing
11 102 (0.87%) Financial Institution
12 96 (0.82%) Back Office
13 78 (0.67%) Legal
14 73 (0.62%) Electronics
15 63 (0.54%) Automotive
16 38 (0.32%) Military
17 37 (0.32%) Advertising
18 34 (0.29%) Billing
19 33 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
20 32 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6702 (57.21%) Developer
2 3768 (32.17%) Java Developer
3 1179 (10.06%) Architect
4 850 (7.26%) Senior Developer
5 820 (7.00%) Analyst
6 593 (5.06%) Senior Java Developer
7 375 (3.20%) Solutions Architect
8 366 (3.12%) DevOps Engineer
9 356 (3.04%) Software Engineer
10 336 (2.87%) Consultant
11 312 (2.66%) Technical Architect
12 277 (2.36%) Test Analyst
13 258 (2.20%) Tester
14 225 (1.92%) Android Developer
15 207 (1.77%) Scala Developer
16 206 (1.76%) Web Developer
17 202 (1.72%) Front-End Developer
18 181 (1.55%) Java/J2EE Developer
19 167 (1.43%) Java Architect
20 163 (1.39%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2654 (22.66%) HTML
2 2313 (19.75%) Spring
3 2116 (18.06%) Web Services
4 1823 (15.56%) J2EE
5 1742 (14.87%) CSS
6 1660 (14.17%) XML
7 1242 (10.60%) .NET
8 1225 (10.46%) Hibernate
9 1143 (9.76%) HTML5
10 1113 (9.50%) REST
11 968 (8.26%) SOAP
12 878 (7.50%) RESTful
13 837 (7.15%) jQuery
14 811 (6.92%) JSON
15 776 (6.62%) AngularJS
16 711 (6.07%) JSP
17 565 (4.82%) Middleware
18 563 (4.81%) Java EE
19 520 (4.44%) Ajax
20 504 (4.30%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 685 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
2 378 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 364 (3.11%) Mobile App
4 359 (3.06%) User Experience
5 306 (2.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 289 (2.47%) Derivative
7 249 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
8 189 (1.61%) Fixed Income
9 182 (1.55%) Equities
10 150 (1.28%) Visualisation
11 142 (1.21%) Algorithms
12 131 (1.12%) Market Risk
13 114 (0.97%) Management Information System
14 112 (0.96%) Equity Derivative
15 107 (0.91%) Credit Risk
16 102 (0.87%) Data Centre
17 95 (0.81%) Mathematics
18 92 (0.79%) Data Structures
19 88 (0.75%) Clustering
20 80 (0.68%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2502 (21.36%) Linux
2 1750 (14.94%) UNIX
3 911 (7.78%) Windows
4 471 (4.02%) Android
5 314 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 284 (2.42%) Apple iOS
7 186 (1.59%) Solaris
8 162 (1.38%) Mac OS X
9 152 (1.30%) CentOS
10 127 (1.08%) Ubuntu
11 126 (1.08%) AIX
12 45 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
13 33 (0.28%) Windows 7
14 30 (0.26%) Windows XP
15 26 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
15 26 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
16 17 (0.15%) Mac OS
17 15 (0.13%) SUSE
17 15 (0.13%) zOS
18 14 (0.12%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5031 (42.95%) Agile Software Development
2 2333 (19.92%) TDD
3 1901 (16.23%) Scrum
4 1512 (12.91%) Continuous Integration
5 1290 (11.01%) OO
6 1034 (8.83%) BDD
7 981 (8.37%) E-Commerce
8 978 (8.35%) SOA
9 924 (7.89%) DevOps
10 851 (7.26%) Software Engineering
11 804 (6.86%) Open Source
12 777 (6.63%) SDLC
13 754 (6.44%) MVC
14 654 (5.58%) Multithreading
15 619 (5.28%) Configuration Management
16 603 (5.15%) Unit Testing
17 544 (4.64%) Web Development
18 467 (3.99%) Pair Programming
19 449 (3.83%) UML
20 432 (3.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2926 (24.98%) SQL
2 2853 (24.36%) JavaScript
3 1208 (10.31%) Python
4 1114 (9.51%) C#
5 946 (8.08%) C++
6 850 (7.26%) Ruby
7 835 (7.13%) Scala
8 779 (6.65%) Perl
9 514 (4.39%) PL/SQL
10 484 (4.13%) PHP
11 460 (3.93%) Shell Script
12 389 (3.32%) C
13 340 (2.90%) Bash Shell
14 306 (2.61%) Groovy
15 170 (1.45%) PowerShell
16 132 (1.13%) VB
17 118 (1.01%) Objective-C
18 109 (0.93%) T-SQL
19 103 (0.88%) VBA
20 100 (0.85%) R
Qualifications
1 1092 (9.32%) Security Cleared
2 676 (5.77%) SC Cleared
3 655 (5.59%) Degree
4 255 (2.18%) DV Cleared
5 145 (1.24%) ISEB
6 101 (0.86%) ISTQB
7 82 (0.70%) Sun Certification
8 78 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 22 (0.19%) PMI Certification
10 20 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
10 20 (0.17%) BC Cleared
11 18 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
12 17 (0.15%) PhD
13 16 (0.14%) OCPJP
14 15 (0.13%) OCA
15 14 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (0.094%) PMP
17 9 (0.077%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 9 (0.077%) OCP
17 9 (0.077%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 657 (5.61%) QA
2 81 (0.69%) SLA
3 31 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 28 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 24 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.094%) Dodd-Frank
7 10 (0.085%) COBIT
8 9 (0.077%) Data Quality
9 8 (0.068%) EMIR
10 7 (0.060%) ISO 14001
11 6 (0.051%) HL7
11 6 (0.051%) FINREP
12 5 (0.043%) COREP
12 5 (0.043%) GxP
12 5 (0.043%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.034%) ISO 8583
13 4 (0.034%) TickIT
13 4 (0.034%) WAI
13 4 (0.034%) BS25999
13 4 (0.034%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 271 (2.31%) Docker
2 229 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 122 (1.04%) Active Directory
4 63 (0.54%) HDFS
5 54 (0.46%) Xen
6 49 (0.42%) Apache Flume
7 43 (0.37%) vCloud
8 42 (0.36%) Varnish
9 32 (0.27%) Hyper-V
10 29 (0.25%) vSphere
11 27 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
12 23 (0.20%) Squid
13 19 (0.16%) VirtualBox
14 17 (0.15%) Tivoli Directory Server
14 17 (0.15%) VMware ESX
15 15 (0.13%) GridGain
16 14 (0.12%) NFS
17 10 (0.085%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 10 (0.085%) Shibboleth
17 10 (0.085%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 665 (5.68%) Puppet
2 532 (4.54%) Opscode Chef
3 301 (2.57%) Ansible
4 104 (0.89%) Vagrant
5 99 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
6 97 (0.83%) Salt
7 83 (0.71%) Nagios
8 63 (0.54%) Tivoli
9 57 (0.49%) Graphite
10 53 (0.45%) ZABBIX
11 44 (0.38%) BladeLogic
11 44 (0.38%) logstash
12 42 (0.36%) StatsD
13 39 (0.33%) Oozie
13 39 (0.33%) CA Single Sign-On
14 35 (0.30%) Kibana
15 29 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
16 27 (0.23%) Rundeck
17 26 (0.22%) Tivoli Identity Manager
18 24 (0.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2395 (20.45%) Oracle
2 543 (4.64%) IBM
3 518 (4.42%) Microsoft
4 362 (3.09%) Adobe
5 355 (3.03%) Sybase
6 329 (2.81%) Red Hat
7 324 (2.77%) Google
8 321 (2.74%) VMware
9 223 (1.90%) SAP
10 219 (1.87%) hybris
11 217 (1.85%) HP
12 182 (1.55%) TIBCO
13 133 (1.14%) Informatica
14 132 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
15 130 (1.11%) Atlassian
16 129 (1.10%) webMethods
17 110 (0.94%) Splunk
18 106 (0.90%) Sun
19 94 (0.80%) CA
20 86 (0.73%) Citrix
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