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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 8 12 15
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing Java 5820 5217 4261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.41% 9.25% 8.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.90% 25.09% 23.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3870 3480 2711
Average daily rate
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£438 £425 £434
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 70 84
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £29.95 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £71.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%

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
20862 20792 17884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.33% 36.88% 36.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 13523 13416 11005
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 486 638
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +6 5271 £450 +2.27% 1840
London 0 2949 £500 +5.26% 912
South East +2 707 £393 +4.86% 295
City of London 0 696 £525 - 295
North West +11 332 £400 +6.66% 139
Scotland -5 313 £400 +3.22% 66
South West +8 299 £400 +6.66% 130
Yorkshire +2 276 £375 +15.38% 108
East of England +5 244 £400 - 133
West Yorkshire +6 227 £375 +15.38% 67
Leeds +5 209 £375 +15.38% 55
Berkshire +25 183 £400 +14.28% 70
East Midlands +32 178 £400 - 51
Hampshire +1 171 £385 -3.75% 41
Cheshire +12 161 £413 +3.12% 38
West Midlands +7 148 £400 +23.07% 52
Glasgow -3 129 £400 +6.66% 23
Surrey +3 127 £378 - 72
Wales -4 120 £365 -18.88% 28
Edinburgh -8 113 £400 - 34
Gloucestershire +25 109 £413 -2.94% 22
South Wales 0 97 £360 -20.00% 25
Buckinghamshire +5 94 £363 -3.33% 21
Essex +7 90 £400 -5.88% 16
Northamptonshire +23 87 £350 +8.10% 18
Manchester -5 86 £388 +10.71% 80
North East +4 85 £320 +28.00% 17
Tyne and Wear +5 80 £325 +30.00% 14
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 73 £323 +29.00% 14
Southampton +9 66 £375 +19.04% 11

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4816 (41.92%) Agile Software Development
2 2867 (24.95%) SQL
3 2501 (21.77%) Oracle
4 2466 (21.46%) HTML
5 2435 (21.19%) JavaScript
6 2390 (20.80%) Linux
7 2166 (18.85%) TDD
8 2146 (18.68%) Spring
9 1986 (17.29%) Finance
10 1982 (17.25%) Web Services
11 1777 (15.47%) UNIX
12 1723 (15.00%) XML
13 1705 (14.84%) J2EE
14 1696 (14.76%) Scrum
15 1560 (13.58%) CSS
16 1379 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
17 1365 (11.88%) OO
18 1310 (11.40%) Banking
19 1304 (11.35%) .NET
20 1284 (11.18%) Hibernate
21 1202 (10.46%) C#
22 1189 (10.35%) Python
23 1181 (10.28%) Git (software)
24 1165 (10.14%) Maven
25 1054 (9.17%) REST
26 1029 (8.96%) Subversion
27 1003 (8.73%) BDD
28 963 (8.38%) HTML5
29 959 (8.35%) Jenkins
30 946 (8.23%) Relational Database

Java
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 854 (7.43%) Tomcat
2 668 (5.81%) JBoss
3 661 (5.75%) Apache
4 657 (5.72%) WebSphere
5 639 (5.56%) WebLogic
6 394 (3.43%) Node.js
7 249 (2.17%) CMS
8 232 (2.02%) Adobe CQ
9 209 (1.82%) Confluence
10 194 (1.69%) IIS
11 151 (1.31%) WebSphere Application Server
12 146 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
13 129 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 120 (1.04%) Apache Spark
14 120 (1.04%) SharePoint
15 107 (0.93%) Mule
16 97 (0.84%) OpenStack
17 92 (0.80%) Apache Solr
18 85 (0.74%) TIBCO EMS
19 81 (0.71%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 294 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 163 (1.42%) MS Office
3 76 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 64 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 38 (0.33%) Photoshop
6 33 (0.29%) MS Project
7 12 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.078%) FrameMaker
8 9 (0.078%) RoboHelp
9 7 (0.061%) SPSS
10 6 (0.052%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.044%) Doxygen
11 5 (0.044%) GIMP
12 4 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
13 3 (0.026%) OmniGraffle
13 3 (0.026%) Simulink
13 3 (0.026%) PowerPivot
13 3 (0.026%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.017%) HipChat
14 2 (0.017%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 65 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
2 57 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 55 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
4 47 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 44 (0.38%) ION MarketView
6 39 (0.34%) RMDS
7 36 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
8 21 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
9 20 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
9 20 (0.17%) Summit
10 19 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
10 19 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
11 18 (0.16%) Tridion
11 18 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
12 13 (0.11%) Google Analytics
12 13 (0.11%) Loan IQ
12 13 (0.11%) Endur
13 12 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
14 11 (0.096%) Oracle General Ledger
14 11 (0.096%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 580 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
2 143 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
3 137 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
4 123 (1.07%) SaaS
5 97 (0.84%) GitHub
6 82 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
7 80 (0.70%) PaaS
8 59 (0.51%) Amazon S3
9 54 (0.47%) Force.com
10 45 (0.39%) IaaS
11 43 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
12 38 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 38 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
13 29 (0.25%) Google App Engine
13 29 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
14 21 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 18 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
16 12 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 12 (0.10%) Heroku
17 9 (0.078%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 574 (5.00%) HTTP
2 313 (2.72%) Internet
3 260 (2.26%) TCP/IP
4 183 (1.59%) Firewall
5 168 (1.46%) DNS
6 158 (1.38%) SSL
7 145 (1.26%) LDAP
8 69 (0.60%) DHCP
9 63 (0.55%) IPsec
10 61 (0.53%) SAN
11 56 (0.49%) FTP
12 53 (0.46%) Network Security
13 44 (0.38%) AMQP
14 42 (0.37%) HTTPS
15 39 (0.34%) LAN
16 38 (0.33%) WAN
17 37 (0.32%) VPN
18 31 (0.27%) SNMP
19 30 (0.26%) DMZ
20 29 (0.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 946 (8.23%) Relational Database
2 875 (7.62%) SQL Server
3 659 (5.74%) MongoDB
4 631 (5.49%) Oracle Database
5 568 (4.94%) MySQL
6 530 (4.61%) Hadoop
7 475 (4.13%) Big Data
8 452 (3.93%) NoSQL
9 427 (3.72%) RDBMS
10 284 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
11 260 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
12 228 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
13 227 (1.98%) DB2
14 190 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
15 156 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
16 155 (1.35%) Apache Hive
17 118 (1.03%) Neo4j
18 111 (0.97%) HBase
19 102 (0.89%) Redis
20 87 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1181 (10.28%) Git (software)
2 1165 (10.14%) Maven
3 1029 (8.96%) Subversion
4 959 (8.35%) Jenkins
5 887 (7.72%) JUnit
6 782 (6.81%) Selenium
7 634 (5.52%) JIRA
8 597 (5.20%) Cucumber
9 589 (5.13%) Eclipse
10 463 (4.03%) Ant
11 264 (2.30%) WebDriver
12 234 (2.04%) Mockito
13 192 (1.67%) Hudson
14 184 (1.60%) TeamCity
15 154 (1.34%) Visual Studio
16 144 (1.25%) JMeter
17 140 (1.22%) Gradle
17 140 (1.22%) Grunt
18 136 (1.18%) SoapUI
19 111 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1986 (17.29%) Finance
2 1310 (11.40%) Banking
3 699 (6.08%) Front Office
4 602 (5.24%) Investment Banking
5 324 (2.82%) Retail
6 257 (2.24%) Telecoms
7 197 (1.71%) Marketing
8 155 (1.35%) Games
9 139 (1.21%) Publishing
10 127 (1.11%) Manufacturing
11 91 (0.79%) Back Office
12 80 (0.70%) Financial Institution
13 67 (0.58%) Electronics
14 60 (0.52%) Legal
15 56 (0.49%) Advertising
16 48 (0.42%) Law
17 45 (0.39%) Automotive
18 26 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
18 26 (0.23%) French Language
19 25 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6879 (59.87%) Developer
2 3876 (33.74%) Java Developer
3 1020 (8.88%) Architect
4 863 (7.51%) Senior Developer
5 787 (6.85%) Analyst
6 564 (4.91%) Senior Java Developer
7 342 (2.98%) Consultant
8 307 (2.67%) Software Engineer
9 305 (2.65%) Technical Architect
10 300 (2.61%) DevOps Engineer
11 277 (2.41%) Solutions Architect
12 251 (2.18%) Android Developer
13 227 (1.98%) Test Analyst
14 219 (1.91%) Tester
15 196 (1.71%) Lead Developer
16 193 (1.68%) Java/J2EE Developer
17 190 (1.65%) C# Developer
18 180 (1.57%) JavaScript Developer
19 178 (1.55%) Web Developer
20 177 (1.54%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2466 (21.46%) HTML
2 2146 (18.68%) Spring
3 1982 (17.25%) Web Services
4 1723 (15.00%) XML
5 1705 (14.84%) J2EE
6 1560 (13.58%) CSS
7 1304 (11.35%) .NET
8 1284 (11.18%) Hibernate
9 1054 (9.17%) REST
10 963 (8.38%) HTML5
11 840 (7.31%) SOAP
12 813 (7.08%) jQuery
13 758 (6.60%) RESTful
14 721 (6.28%) JSON
15 703 (6.12%) JSP
16 596 (5.19%) AngularJS
17 549 (4.78%) Java EE
18 503 (4.38%) JMS
19 495 (4.31%) Middleware
20 431 (3.75%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 738 (6.42%) Open Source
2 572 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
3 442 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 406 (3.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 375 (3.26%) Derivative
6 281 (2.45%) Mobile App
7 271 (2.36%) User Experience
8 244 (2.12%) Fixed Income
9 215 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
10 202 (1.76%) Equities
11 147 (1.28%) Visualisation
12 142 (1.24%) Algorithms
13 126 (1.10%) Mathematics
14 103 (0.90%) Clustering
15 100 (0.87%) Equity Derivative
16 96 (0.84%) Client/Server
17 90 (0.78%) Data Structures
18 85 (0.74%) Management Information System
19 80 (0.70%) Digital Media
20 67 (0.58%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 2390 (20.80%) Linux
2 1777 (15.47%) UNIX
3 876 (7.62%) Windows
4 482 (4.20%) Android
5 324 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 231 (2.01%) Apple iOS
7 197 (1.71%) Mac OS X
8 196 (1.71%) Solaris
9 163 (1.42%) CentOS
10 114 (0.99%) AIX
11 113 (0.98%) Ubuntu
12 85 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
13 50 (0.44%) Windows 7
14 43 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
15 37 (0.32%) SUSE
16 31 (0.27%) Windows XP
17 23 (0.20%) HPUX
18 22 (0.19%) VME
19 20 (0.17%) Windows NT
19 20 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4816 (41.92%) Agile Software Development
2 2166 (18.85%) TDD
3 1696 (14.76%) Scrum
4 1379 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1365 (11.88%) OO
6 1003 (8.73%) BDD
7 879 (7.65%) E-Commerce
8 867 (7.55%) SOA
9 847 (7.37%) Software Engineering
10 769 (6.69%) DevOps
11 754 (6.56%) MVC
12 678 (5.90%) Multithreading
13 566 (4.93%) Configuration Management
14 505 (4.40%) Unit Testing
15 504 (4.39%) Web Development
16 455 (3.96%) Data Modelling
17 443 (3.86%) Test Automation
18 426 (3.71%) OOP
19 406 (3.53%) UML
20 398 (3.46%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2867 (24.95%) SQL
2 2435 (21.19%) JavaScript
3 1202 (10.46%) C#
4 1189 (10.35%) Python
5 875 (7.62%) Ruby
6 830 (7.22%) C++
7 648 (5.64%) PL/SQL
8 629 (5.47%) Perl
9 595 (5.18%) Scala
10 466 (4.06%) PHP
11 366 (3.19%) Shell Script
12 322 (2.80%) C
13 311 (2.71%) Bash Shell
14 201 (1.75%) Groovy
15 155 (1.35%) VBA
16 134 (1.17%) VB
17 113 (0.98%) Objective-C
18 108 (0.94%) XPath
19 98 (0.85%) Clojure
20 88 (0.77%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 904 (7.87%) Security Cleared
2 712 (6.20%) Degree
3 519 (4.52%) SC Cleared
4 239 (2.08%) DV Cleared
5 146 (1.27%) ISEB
6 78 (0.68%) Sun Certification
7 65 (0.57%) ISTQB
8 53 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 47 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
10 28 (0.24%) HND
11 23 (0.20%) OCPJP
12 21 (0.18%) PMI Certification
13 20 (0.17%) PhD
14 16 (0.14%) CISSP
15 14 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
16 13 (0.11%) BC Cleared
17 11 (0.096%) IBM Certification
18 9 (0.078%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 9 (0.078%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 570 (4.96%) QA
2 45 (0.39%) SLA
3 23 (0.20%) PCI DSS
4 20 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 18 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 16 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
7 14 (0.12%) ISO 14001
8 13 (0.11%) HL7
9 11 (0.096%) EMIR
10 9 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 7 (0.061%) WCAG
11 7 (0.061%) DICOM
12 6 (0.052%) FINREP
13 5 (0.044%) COREP
14 4 (0.035%) Basel III
14 4 (0.035%) WAI
14 4 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 2 (0.017%) RosettaNet
15 2 (0.017%) ISO 8583
15 2 (0.017%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 170 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 91 (0.79%) Docker
3 86 (0.75%) Active Directory
4 77 (0.67%) HDFS
5 55 (0.48%) Apache Flume
6 42 (0.37%) vCloud
7 41 (0.36%) vSphere
8 39 (0.34%) Varnish
9 38 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
9 38 (0.33%) Xen
10 22 (0.19%) NFS
10 22 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 22 (0.19%) iptables
11 20 (0.17%) Hyper-V
12 19 (0.17%) Squid
13 18 (0.16%) Samba
14 17 (0.15%) VirtualBox
15 15 (0.13%) KVM
16 12 (0.10%) Firmware
17 11 (0.096%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 585 (5.09%) Puppet
2 384 (3.34%) Opscode Chef
3 206 (1.79%) Ansible
4 106 (0.92%) Vagrant
5 102 (0.89%) Nagios
6 77 (0.67%) Salt
7 73 (0.64%) ZABBIX
8 70 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
9 45 (0.39%) ITRS Geneos
10 37 (0.32%) Graphite
11 36 (0.31%) Oozie
12 35 (0.30%) StatsD
13 33 (0.29%) Kibana
14 27 (0.24%) Graylog
14 27 (0.24%) CA Single Sign-On
15 26 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Management
16 25 (0.22%) Tivoli
17 24 (0.21%) yum
18 22 (0.19%) HAProxy
19 21 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 2501 (21.77%) Oracle
2 542 (4.72%) Microsoft
3 427 (3.72%) IBM
4 334 (2.91%) Red Hat
5 329 (2.86%) Sybase
6 273 (2.38%) VMware
7 253 (2.20%) Adobe
8 250 (2.18%) TIBCO
9 238 (2.07%) SAP
10 200 (1.74%) Google
11 198 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
12 195 (1.70%) hybris
13 170 (1.48%) HP
14 113 (0.98%) webMethods
15 107 (0.93%) Informatica
16 89 (0.77%) Sun
17 85 (0.74%) ATG
18 83 (0.72%) Citrix
19 78 (0.68%) Tableau
20 76 (0.66%) Splunk
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