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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 8 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Java 5808 5192 4938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.18% 9.50% 9.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.88% 25.64% 25.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3810 3384 3085
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 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £607
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 52 87
Average hourly rate £40.19 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.82% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £28.50 £25.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £71.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.37% -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
21608 20250 19433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.86% 37.03% 38.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 14529 12960 12023
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 410 571
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.00 £16.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £55.60 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 5274 £450 +5.88% 1943
London 0 3029 £500 +5.26% 920
City of London +1 791 £525 - 291
South East 0 686 £400 +9.58% 284
East of England +14 327 £390 +0.64% 123
South West +5 312 £413 +10.00% 181
Scotland -7 308 £375 - 84
North West +10 298 £425 +4.93% 157
Yorkshire -3 262 £380 +16.92% 144
West Yorkshire -1 198 £400 +23.07% 103
Leeds -5 163 £400 +23.07% 94
Hampshire -2 161 £378 +0.66% 38
Berkshire +10 143 £400 +14.28% 74
Manchester +20 127 £425 +6.25% 86
North East +1 122 £400 +23.07% 25
Surrey 0 121 £421 +14.23% 65
Cambridgeshire +13 120 £375 -6.25% 63
Edinburgh -8 113 £375 -8.53% 42
Tyne and Wear +5 111 £398 +22.59% 23
Newcastle upon Tyne +5 105 £399 +22.88% 21
West Midlands +5 98 £400 +23.07% 43
Cheshire +12 96 £438 -9.32% 42
East Midlands +10 96 £388 +10.71% 56
Glasgow -4 91 £375 - 29
Wales -5 87 £348 -7.33% 41
Gloucestershire +3 81 £425 +13.33% 24
Oxfordshire +23 80 £450 +20.00% 42
Hertfordshire -1 80 £375 +7.14% 23
Essex +5 72 £425 -3.40% 18
South Wales -4 71 £323 -7.85% 39

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4810 (41.64%) Agile Software Development
2 3031 (26.24%) SQL
3 2683 (23.23%) JavaScript
4 2541 (22.00%) HTML
5 2503 (21.67%) Oracle
6 2395 (20.73%) Linux
7 2282 (19.75%) TDD
8 2242 (19.41%) Spring
9 2122 (18.37%) Web Services
10 2118 (18.33%) Finance
11 1861 (16.11%) Scrum
12 1765 (15.28%) J2EE
13 1717 (14.86%) UNIX
14 1684 (14.58%) XML
15 1643 (14.22%) CSS
16 1403 (12.15%) Continuous Integration
17 1304 (11.29%) Banking
18 1280 (11.08%) OO
19 1268 (10.98%) Hibernate
20 1262 (10.92%) .NET
21 1212 (10.49%) Python
22 1194 (10.34%) Git (software)
23 1149 (9.95%) Jenkins
24 1131 (9.79%) Maven
25 1110 (9.61%) C#
26 1095 (9.48%) HTML5
27 1087 (9.41%) REST
28 993 (8.60%) E-Commerce
29 970 (8.40%) BDD
30 959 (8.30%) Security Cleared

Java
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 911 (7.89%) Tomcat
2 784 (6.79%) JBoss
3 721 (6.24%) Apache
4 685 (5.93%) WebSphere
5 605 (5.24%) WebLogic
6 399 (3.45%) Node.js
7 306 (2.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 302 (2.61%) Confluence
9 277 (2.40%) CMS
10 216 (1.87%) IIS
11 174 (1.51%) WebSphere Application Server
12 151 (1.31%) Apache Spark
13 138 (1.19%) Mule
14 130 (1.13%) Jetty
15 129 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
16 123 (1.06%) Oracle Coherence
17 97 (0.84%) Apache Solr
18 92 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 87 (0.75%) Mule ESB
20 84 (0.73%) nginx
Applications
1 259 (2.24%) MS Excel
2 137 (1.19%) MS Office
3 70 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 44 (0.38%) Photoshop
5 31 (0.27%) MS Project
5 31 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 27 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.13%) RoboHelp
7 15 (0.13%) FrameMaker
8 12 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
8 12 (0.10%) Siemens NX
9 10 (0.087%) AutoCAD
9 10 (0.087%) SPSS
10 8 (0.069%) HipChat
11 7 (0.061%) OmniGraffle
11 7 (0.061%) Doxygen
12 6 (0.052%) GIMP
13 5 (0.043%) CATIA
14 3 (0.026%) Mathematica
14 3 (0.026%) Maple
Business Applications
1 75 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
2 60 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 44 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 38 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
5 37 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
6 35 (0.30%) RMDS
7 27 (0.23%) Tridion
7 27 (0.23%) ION MarketView
8 21 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
8 21 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
8 21 (0.18%) Teamcenter
9 18 (0.16%) Summit
9 18 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
10 16 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
11 14 (0.12%) Loan IQ
11 14 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
12 13 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
13 11 (0.095%) WebTrends
14 10 (0.087%) Oracle Receivables
14 10 (0.087%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 649 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
2 155 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
3 119 (1.03%) GitHub
4 113 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 111 (0.96%) SaaS
6 101 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
7 81 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
8 54 (0.47%) PaaS
9 48 (0.42%) IaaS
10 46 (0.40%) Google Analytics
11 43 (0.37%) Force.com
12 39 (0.34%) Google App Engine
13 35 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
14 32 (0.28%) Amazon S3
15 30 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
16 19 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 18 (0.16%) Google Apps
18 15 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 14 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
20 13 (0.11%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 522 (4.52%) HTTP
2 351 (3.04%) Internet
3 257 (2.22%) TCP/IP
4 189 (1.64%) LDAP
5 182 (1.58%) SSL
6 180 (1.56%) Firewall
7 147 (1.27%) DNS
8 68 (0.59%) DHCP
9 64 (0.55%) SAN
10 52 (0.45%) IPsec
11 51 (0.44%) FTP
12 49 (0.42%) WAN
13 48 (0.42%) HTTPS
14 47 (0.41%) LAN
15 45 (0.39%) Network Security
16 41 (0.35%) AMQP
17 38 (0.33%) Kerberos
18 37 (0.32%) SNMP
19 33 (0.29%) VPN
20 31 (0.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 925 (8.01%) SQL Server
2 922 (7.98%) Relational Database
3 789 (6.83%) MongoDB
4 745 (6.45%) MySQL
5 622 (5.38%) Oracle Database
6 561 (4.86%) Hadoop
7 526 (4.55%) NoSQL
8 474 (4.10%) Big Data
9 368 (3.19%) RDBMS
10 306 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
11 266 (2.30%) DB2
12 235 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
13 233 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
14 231 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
15 143 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
16 123 (1.06%) Apache Hive
17 117 (1.01%) HBase
18 107 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
19 98 (0.85%) Redis
20 94 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1194 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 1149 (9.95%) Jenkins
3 1131 (9.79%) Maven
4 921 (7.97%) Subversion
5 828 (7.17%) JUnit
6 758 (6.56%) Selenium
7 727 (6.29%) JIRA
8 650 (5.63%) Cucumber
9 585 (5.06%) Eclipse
10 447 (3.87%) Ant
11 270 (2.34%) WebDriver
12 224 (1.94%) Gradle
13 217 (1.88%) Mockito
14 203 (1.76%) Hudson
15 196 (1.70%) TeamCity
16 167 (1.45%) JMeter
17 162 (1.40%) SoapUI
18 122 (1.06%) Visual Studio
19 116 (1.00%) IntelliJ
20 114 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2118 (18.33%) Finance
2 1304 (11.29%) Banking
3 637 (5.51%) Investment Banking
4 632 (5.47%) Front Office
5 382 (3.31%) Retail
6 307 (2.66%) Telecoms
7 214 (1.85%) Marketing
8 134 (1.16%) Games
9 117 (1.01%) Manufacturing
10 116 (1.00%) Publishing
11 100 (0.87%) Financial Institution
12 97 (0.84%) Back Office
13 73 (0.63%) Legal
14 69 (0.60%) Electronics
15 52 (0.45%) Automotive
16 40 (0.35%) Advertising
17 30 (0.26%) French Language
18 29 (0.25%) Retail Banking
18 29 (0.25%) Military
19 26 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6651 (57.57%) Developer
2 3776 (32.69%) Java Developer
3 1111 (9.62%) Architect
4 860 (7.44%) Analyst
5 816 (7.06%) Senior Developer
6 577 (4.99%) Senior Java Developer
7 377 (3.26%) Software Engineer
8 362 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
9 336 (2.91%) DevOps Engineer
10 300 (2.60%) Technical Architect
11 296 (2.56%) Consultant
12 282 (2.44%) Test Analyst
13 234 (2.03%) Tester
14 227 (1.97%) Android Developer
15 198 (1.71%) Scala Developer
16 195 (1.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
17 187 (1.62%) Front-End Developer
18 182 (1.58%) Web Developer
19 166 (1.44%) JavaScript Developer
20 162 (1.40%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2541 (22.00%) HTML
2 2242 (19.41%) Spring
3 2122 (18.37%) Web Services
4 1765 (15.28%) J2EE
5 1684 (14.58%) XML
6 1643 (14.22%) CSS
7 1268 (10.98%) Hibernate
8 1262 (10.92%) .NET
9 1095 (9.48%) HTML5
10 1087 (9.41%) REST
11 948 (8.21%) SOAP
12 848 (7.34%) RESTful
13 802 (6.94%) jQuery
14 783 (6.78%) JSON
15 768 (6.65%) AngularJS
16 726 (6.28%) JSP
17 599 (5.19%) Java EE
18 538 (4.66%) Middleware
19 504 (4.36%) JMS
20 492 (4.26%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 650 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
2 400 (3.46%) Computer Science
3 361 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 344 (2.98%) Mobile App
5 324 (2.80%) User Experience
6 303 (2.62%) Derivative
7 234 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
8 222 (1.92%) Fixed Income
9 206 (1.78%) Equities
10 171 (1.48%) Visualisation
11 139 (1.20%) Algorithms
12 124 (1.07%) Market Risk
13 118 (1.02%) Management Information System
14 112 (0.97%) Data Centre
15 107 (0.93%) Clustering
15 107 (0.93%) Mathematics
16 104 (0.90%) Equity Derivative
17 94 (0.81%) Client/Server
18 90 (0.78%) Credit Risk
19 81 (0.70%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2395 (20.73%) Linux
2 1717 (14.86%) UNIX
3 903 (7.82%) Windows
4 482 (4.17%) Android
5 284 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 268 (2.32%) Apple iOS
7 196 (1.70%) Solaris
8 159 (1.38%) Mac OS X
9 113 (0.98%) CentOS
10 105 (0.91%) AIX
11 89 (0.77%) Ubuntu
12 54 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
13 37 (0.32%) Windows 7
14 30 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
14 30 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
15 23 (0.20%) Windows XP
16 19 (0.16%) HPUX
17 15 (0.13%) SUSE
17 15 (0.13%) VME
18 14 (0.12%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 4810 (41.64%) Agile Software Development
2 2282 (19.75%) TDD
3 1861 (16.11%) Scrum
4 1403 (12.15%) Continuous Integration
5 1280 (11.08%) OO
6 993 (8.60%) E-Commerce
7 970 (8.40%) BDD
8 945 (8.18%) SOA
9 903 (7.82%) Software Engineering
10 805 (6.97%) DevOps
11 778 (6.73%) SDLC
12 768 (6.65%) Open Source
13 762 (6.60%) MVC
14 703 (6.09%) Multithreading
15 574 (4.97%) Configuration Management
16 534 (4.62%) Unit Testing
17 533 (4.61%) Web Development
18 441 (3.82%) UML
19 418 (3.62%) Test Automation
20 399 (3.45%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 3031 (26.24%) SQL
2 2683 (23.23%) JavaScript
3 1212 (10.49%) Python
4 1110 (9.61%) C#
5 924 (8.00%) C++
6 827 (7.16%) Ruby
7 758 (6.56%) Scala
8 729 (6.31%) Perl
9 580 (5.02%) PL/SQL
10 476 (4.12%) PHP
11 431 (3.73%) Shell Script
12 387 (3.35%) C
13 306 (2.65%) Bash Shell
14 251 (2.17%) Groovy
15 127 (1.10%) Objective-C
16 115 (1.00%) VB
17 113 (0.98%) VBA
18 111 (0.96%) PowerShell
19 105 (0.91%) R
20 101 (0.87%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 959 (8.30%) Security Cleared
2 664 (5.75%) Degree
3 558 (4.83%) SC Cleared
4 268 (2.32%) DV Cleared
5 140 (1.21%) ISEB
6 96 (0.83%) ISTQB
7 75 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 73 (0.63%) Sun Certification
9 24 (0.21%) PMI Certification
9 24 (0.21%) PhD
10 22 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (0.16%) OCPJP
12 17 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
13 16 (0.14%) BC Cleared
14 15 (0.13%) CISSP
15 13 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
16 11 (0.095%) PMP
17 10 (0.087%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 10 (0.087%) HND
18 9 (0.078%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 634 (5.49%) QA
2 69 (0.60%) SLA
3 26 (0.23%) PCI DSS
4 18 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 13 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
7 12 (0.10%) EMIR
8 11 (0.095%) Data Quality
9 8 (0.069%) COBIT
9 8 (0.069%) HL7
10 7 (0.061%) ISO 14001
11 6 (0.052%) FINREP
12 5 (0.043%) COREP
13 4 (0.035%) WAI
13 4 (0.035%) IEC 61508
13 4 (0.035%) TickIT
13 4 (0.035%) DICOM
13 4 (0.035%) BS25999
14 3 (0.026%) Basel III
15 2 (0.017%) COSO
System Software
1 231 (2.00%) Docker
2 177 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 112 (0.97%) Active Directory
4 69 (0.60%) HDFS
5 48 (0.42%) Varnish
6 46 (0.40%) vCloud
7 42 (0.36%) Apache Flume
8 34 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
9 33 (0.29%) Xen
10 29 (0.25%) Hyper-V
11 25 (0.22%) vSphere
12 19 (0.16%) Squid
13 18 (0.16%) VirtualBox
14 14 (0.12%) NFS
15 12 (0.10%) GridGain
15 12 (0.10%) KVM
15 12 (0.10%) iptables
16 11 (0.095%) VMware ESX
16 11 (0.095%) VMware ESXi
17 9 (0.078%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 633 (5.48%) Puppet
2 504 (4.36%) Opscode Chef
3 257 (2.22%) Ansible
4 106 (0.92%) Vagrant
5 97 (0.84%) Salt
6 93 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
7 83 (0.72%) Nagios
8 58 (0.50%) Graphite
9 49 (0.42%) ZABBIX
9 49 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
10 46 (0.40%) Tivoli
11 43 (0.37%) BladeLogic
12 38 (0.33%) StatsD
13 31 (0.27%) CA Single Sign-On
14 30 (0.26%) Kibana
14 30 (0.26%) logstash
15 29 (0.25%) Oozie
16 27 (0.23%) HAProxy
17 26 (0.23%) yum
18 25 (0.22%) Graylog
Vendors
1 2503 (21.67%) Oracle
2 526 (4.55%) IBM
3 499 (4.32%) Microsoft
4 329 (2.85%) Sybase
5 327 (2.83%) Adobe
6 322 (2.79%) Red Hat
7 270 (2.34%) Google
8 268 (2.32%) VMware
9 228 (1.97%) SAP
10 212 (1.84%) hybris
11 210 (1.82%) HP
12 206 (1.78%) TIBCO
13 151 (1.31%) webMethods
14 141 (1.22%) Informatica
15 135 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
16 128 (1.11%) Atlassian
17 104 (0.90%) Splunk
18 97 (0.84%) Sun
19 81 (0.70%) Tableau
20 80 (0.69%) Citrix
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