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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 8 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Java 5220 4948 5535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.56% 9.68% 9.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.77% 25.38% 26.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3390 3103 3490
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £301 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £615 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 82 93
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £26.27 £21.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £52.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.35%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20259 19499 20772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.09% 38.13% 35.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12962 12072 12402
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 559 791
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.72 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 4559 £425 -5.55% 1801
London 0 2847 £475 - 907
City of London +1 724 £525 +5.00% 343
South East +2 603 £369 -5.44% 266
Scotland +2 427 £375 - 85
South West +7 239 £375 +1.35% 141
East of England -3 210 £390 -2.50% 114
Yorkshire +11 205 £325 -2.98% 112
Edinburgh +12 204 £415 +6.41% 24
North West -3 192 £415 +10.66% 127
Hampshire -2 162 £375 +1.48% 53
West Yorkshire +9 148 £333 +2.30% 65
Glasgow +1 145 £375 -4.76% 48
Wales +28 130 £375 +36.36% 22
Berkshire -5 127 £350 -12.50% 53
Surrey +5 124 £369 -7.81% 73
West Midlands +19 112 £325 -13.33% 51
Leeds +8 104 £325 +4.00% 44
South Wales +25 97 £350 +27.27% 20
Buckinghamshire +16 87 £363 -12.12% 20
Hertfordshire +1 68 £375 -6.25% 33
East Midlands -17 65 £375 -11.37% 38
North East +15 63 £325 -7.14% 51
Bristol +11 63 £400 +18.51% 40
Milton Keynes +30 62 £375 -6.25% 5
Cambridgeshire -4 61 £400 +8.10% 62
Cheshire -8 58 £470 +25.33% 21
Manchester -17 53 £400 +23.07% 73
Cambridge +16 51 £400 +1.26% 56
Gloucestershire -1 51 £375 -1.96% 18

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2662 (25.68%) SQL
2 2409 (23.24%) Oracle
3 2370 (22.87%) Spring
4 2234 (21.55%) JavaScript
5 2202 (21.24%) Agile Software Development
6 2180 (21.03%) HTML
7 2020 (19.49%) Linux
8 1959 (18.90%) TDD
9 1856 (17.91%) Web Services
10 1827 (17.63%) Finance
11 1818 (17.54%) XML
12 1641 (15.83%) UNIX
13 1615 (15.58%) J2EE
14 1557 (15.02%) Scrum
15 1488 (14.36%) CSS
16 1371 (13.23%) Hibernate
17 1302 (12.56%) OO
18 1178 (11.37%) Banking
19 1177 (11.36%) .NET
20 1051 (10.14%) C#
21 1050 (10.13%) Maven
22 1049 (10.12%) BDD
23 1037 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
24 979 (9.45%) E-Commerce
25 922 (8.90%) Python
26 884 (8.53%) Subversion
27 856 (8.26%) MVC
28 852 (8.22%) jQuery
29 836 (8.07%) C++
30 824 (7.95%) JUnit

Java
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 741 (7.15%) Tomcat
2 611 (5.89%) Apache
3 545 (5.26%) WebLogic
4 528 (5.09%) WebSphere
5 253 (2.44%) Node.js
6 239 (2.31%) CMS
7 176 (1.70%) SharePoint
8 161 (1.55%) Adobe CQ
9 156 (1.51%) Confluence
10 142 (1.37%) IIS
11 135 (1.30%) Oracle Coherence
12 123 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
13 96 (0.93%) Oracle Service Bus
14 93 (0.90%) Apache Solr
15 92 (0.89%) Apache Pig
16 89 (0.86%) MQSeries
17 76 (0.73%) Liferay
18 73 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
19 69 (0.67%) SAS
19 69 (0.67%) nginx
Applications
1 237 (2.29%) MS Excel
2 130 (1.25%) MS Office
3 68 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 50 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 46 (0.44%) Photoshop
6 39 (0.38%) MS Project
7 16 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.096%) SPSS
9 9 (0.087%) Spreadsheet
10 6 (0.058%) Acrobat
10 6 (0.058%) Windchill
11 5 (0.048%) InfoPath
12 4 (0.039%) InDesign
12 4 (0.039%) Fireworks
13 3 (0.029%) Mathematica
13 3 (0.029%) CATIA
14 2 (0.019%) Final Cut Pro
14 2 (0.019%) Mingle
14 2 (0.019%) PowerPivot
14 2 (0.019%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 83 (0.80%) RMDS
2 69 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
3 61 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
4 52 (0.50%) Magento
5 51 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
6 47 (0.45%) Oracle CRM
7 46 (0.44%) ION MarketView
8 45 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 42 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
10 25 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
11 20 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
12 19 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
13 17 (0.16%) Google Analytics
14 16 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
14 16 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
15 15 (0.14%) Tridion
16 14 (0.14%) ResourceLink
17 12 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
17 12 (0.12%) Global One
18 10 (0.096%) Murex MxG2000
Cloud Services
1 191 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
2 174 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
3 134 (1.29%) SaaS
4 101 (0.97%) Force.com
5 92 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
6 52 (0.50%) GitHub
7 36 (0.35%) Amazon S3
8 31 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
8 31 (0.30%) PaaS
9 22 (0.21%) IaaS
10 19 (0.18%) Google App Engine
11 18 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
12 17 (0.16%) Heroku
13 16 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
14 14 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
15 11 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
16 8 (0.077%) Route 53
17 6 (0.058%) CloudFront
18 5 (0.048%) Google Apps
19 4 (0.039%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 460 (4.44%) HTTP
2 297 (2.87%) Internet
3 208 (2.01%) LDAP
4 201 (1.94%) TCP/IP
5 170 (1.64%) DNS
6 156 (1.51%) Firewall
7 149 (1.44%) SSL
8 98 (0.95%) SAN
9 69 (0.67%) VPN
10 55 (0.53%) Intranet
11 53 (0.51%) FTP
12 51 (0.49%) WAN
13 47 (0.45%) HTTPS
14 45 (0.43%) LAN
15 40 (0.39%) DHCP
16 38 (0.37%) SSH
17 33 (0.32%) Network Security
18 32 (0.31%) IPsec
19 25 (0.24%) SNMP
20 24 (0.23%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 819 (7.90%) Relational Database
2 684 (6.60%) SQL Server
3 656 (6.33%) MySQL
4 576 (5.56%) Oracle Database
5 454 (4.38%) NoSQL
6 416 (4.01%) MongoDB
7 324 (3.13%) RDBMS
8 309 (2.98%) Big Data
9 298 (2.88%) Hadoop
10 247 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
11 214 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
12 188 (1.81%) DB2
13 183 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
14 158 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
15 120 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
16 104 (1.00%) Apache Hive
17 101 (0.97%) KDB
18 92 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
19 76 (0.73%) Redis
20 75 (0.72%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1050 (10.13%) Maven
2 884 (8.53%) Subversion
3 824 (7.95%) JUnit
4 775 (7.48%) Selenium
5 718 (6.93%) Git (software)
6 702 (6.77%) Jenkins
7 630 (6.08%) Cucumber
8 605 (5.84%) Eclipse
9 454 (4.38%) Ant
10 446 (4.30%) JIRA
11 390 (3.76%) WebDriver
12 278 (2.68%) Hudson
13 218 (2.10%) Mockito
14 199 (1.92%) TeamCity
15 139 (1.34%) JBehave
16 113 (1.09%) JMeter
17 111 (1.07%) QuickTest Pro
18 102 (0.98%) Visual Studio
19 96 (0.93%) SoapUI
20 90 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1827 (17.63%) Finance
2 1178 (11.37%) Banking
3 648 (6.25%) Front Office
4 565 (5.45%) Investment Banking
5 388 (3.74%) Retail
6 265 (2.56%) Telecoms
7 200 (1.93%) Marketing
8 173 (1.67%) Manufacturing
9 148 (1.43%) Games
10 135 (1.30%) Back Office
11 89 (0.86%) Financial Institution
12 82 (0.79%) Electronics
13 80 (0.77%) Publishing
14 74 (0.71%) Advertising
15 50 (0.48%) Legal
16 38 (0.37%) Automotive
17 32 (0.31%) Billing
18 27 (0.26%) General Ledger
18 27 (0.26%) German Language
19 22 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 6138 (59.22%) Developer
2 3273 (31.58%) Java Developer
3 743 (7.17%) Architect
4 679 (6.55%) Analyst
5 657 (6.34%) Senior Developer
6 412 (3.97%) Senior Java Developer
7 348 (3.36%) Tester
8 337 (3.25%) Consultant
9 295 (2.85%) Software Engineer
10 267 (2.58%) Web Developer
11 241 (2.33%) Front-End Developer
12 239 (2.31%) Project Manager
13 237 (2.29%) Solutions Architect
14 231 (2.23%) Java/J2EE Developer
14 231 (2.23%) Android Developer
15 216 (2.08%) Test Analyst
16 210 (2.03%) DevOps Engineer
17 170 (1.64%) Technical Architect
18 166 (1.60%) Scala Developer
19 165 (1.59%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2370 (22.87%) Spring
2 2180 (21.03%) HTML
3 1856 (17.91%) Web Services
4 1818 (17.54%) XML
5 1615 (15.58%) J2EE
6 1488 (14.36%) CSS
7 1371 (13.23%) Hibernate
8 1177 (11.36%) .NET
9 852 (8.22%) jQuery
10 758 (7.31%) SOAP
11 747 (7.21%) HTML5
12 733 (7.07%) REST
13 682 (6.58%) JSP
14 611 (5.89%) JSON
15 593 (5.72%) RESTful
16 584 (5.63%) Java EE
17 515 (4.97%) Ajax
18 487 (4.70%) JMS
19 457 (4.41%) Spring MVC
20 417 (4.02%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 700 (6.75%) Open Source
2 444 (4.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 423 (4.08%) Computer Science
4 312 (3.01%) Mobile App
5 270 (2.60%) Derivative
6 269 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
7 264 (2.55%) Fixed Income
8 173 (1.67%) Equities
9 138 (1.33%) Mathematics
10 97 (0.94%) Credit Risk
11 95 (0.92%) Management Information System
12 78 (0.75%) Data Integration
12 78 (0.75%) Social Media
13 77 (0.74%) Client/Server
14 75 (0.72%) W3C
14 75 (0.72%) iPad
14 75 (0.72%) Visualisation
15 72 (0.69%) Digital Media
16 64 (0.62%) Clustering
17 60 (0.58%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2020 (19.49%) Linux
2 1641 (15.83%) UNIX
3 708 (6.83%) Windows
4 498 (4.80%) Android
5 307 (2.96%) Apple iOS
6 223 (2.15%) Solaris
7 147 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 117 (1.13%) Mac OS X
9 99 (0.96%) Ubuntu
10 95 (0.92%) CentOS
11 74 (0.71%) AIX
12 65 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
13 57 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
14 55 (0.53%) Debian
15 46 (0.44%) Windows 7
16 41 (0.40%) HPUX
17 30 (0.29%) SUSE
18 28 (0.27%) Windows XP
19 22 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
20 19 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2202 (21.24%) Agile Software Development
2 1959 (18.90%) TDD
3 1557 (15.02%) Scrum
4 1302 (12.56%) OO
5 1049 (10.12%) BDD
6 1037 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 979 (9.45%) E-Commerce
8 856 (8.26%) MVC
9 803 (7.75%) SOA
10 750 (7.24%) Software Engineering
11 600 (5.79%) Multithreading
12 507 (4.89%) Unit Testing
13 495 (4.78%) UML
14 492 (4.75%) Web Development
15 457 (4.41%) Test Automation
16 431 (4.16%) DevOps
17 424 (4.09%) Configuration Management
18 382 (3.69%) Low Latency
19 365 (3.52%) Project Management
20 312 (3.01%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 2662 (25.68%) SQL
2 2234 (21.55%) JavaScript
3 1051 (10.14%) C#
4 922 (8.90%) Python
5 836 (8.07%) C++
6 766 (7.39%) Ruby
7 677 (6.53%) Perl
8 616 (5.94%) PHP
9 597 (5.76%) Scala
10 549 (5.30%) PL/SQL
11 409 (3.95%) Shell Script
12 396 (3.82%) C
13 312 (3.01%) Groovy
14 217 (2.09%) Bash Shell
15 190 (1.83%) VB
16 141 (1.36%) Objective-C
17 119 (1.15%) Apex Code
18 107 (1.03%) VBA
19 96 (0.93%) Clojure
20 89 (0.86%) XPath
Qualifications
1 761 (7.34%) Degree
2 566 (5.46%) Security Cleared
3 376 (3.63%) SC Cleared
4 195 (1.88%) ISEB
5 170 (1.64%) ISTQB
6 128 (1.23%) DV Cleared
7 56 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 51 (0.49%) PMI Certification
9 50 (0.48%) Sun Certification
10 28 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 25 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (0.23%) CCNA
12 24 (0.23%) PMP
13 22 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
14 21 (0.20%) PhD
15 17 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
16 16 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
17 15 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 15 (0.14%) OCPJP
18 11 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 599 (5.78%) QA
2 43 (0.41%) SLA
3 34 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 29 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 23 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.096%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.087%) EMIR
9 8 (0.077%) Dodd-Frank
9 8 (0.077%) SNOMED CT
10 7 (0.068%) Basel III
10 7 (0.068%) ISO 14001
10 7 (0.068%) ISO 8583
10 7 (0.068%) COBIT
11 5 (0.048%) CRD IV
11 5 (0.048%) HL7
12 4 (0.039%) WCAG
13 3 (0.029%) BS7799
13 3 (0.029%) Solvency II
13 3 (0.029%) FATCA
System Software
1 112 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 87 (0.84%) Active Directory
3 34 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
4 33 (0.32%) Varnish
4 33 (0.32%) vCloud
5 25 (0.24%) Samba
5 25 (0.24%) HDFS
6 24 (0.23%) XenServer
7 20 (0.19%) VMware ESX
7 20 (0.19%) Hyper-V
8 19 (0.18%) Xen
9 18 (0.17%) KVM
10 17 (0.16%) NFS
11 15 (0.14%) Postfix
12 11 (0.11%) vSphere
13 10 (0.096%) VMware ESXi
14 8 (0.077%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 8 (0.077%) Oracle RMAN
15 7 (0.068%) Shibboleth
15 7 (0.068%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 373 (3.60%) Puppet
2 258 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
3 95 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
4 91 (0.88%) Nagios
5 63 (0.61%) Vagrant
6 61 (0.59%) Salt
7 51 (0.49%) Ansible
8 33 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 31 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
10 30 (0.29%) Tivoli
10 30 (0.29%) Control-M
11 29 (0.28%) ZABBIX
12 22 (0.21%) OpenAM
12 22 (0.21%) Oozie
12 22 (0.21%) Opsview
13 16 (0.15%) Zenoss
13 16 (0.15%) collectd
13 16 (0.15%) OpenIDM
14 14 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Management
15 13 (0.13%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 2409 (23.24%) Oracle
2 717 (6.92%) JBoss
3 439 (4.24%) Microsoft
4 428 (4.13%) IBM
5 359 (3.46%) Sybase
6 292 (2.82%) SAP
7 251 (2.42%) Red Hat
8 244 (2.35%) Adobe
9 195 (1.88%) VMware
10 194 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
11 190 (1.83%) Google
12 185 (1.78%) HP
13 171 (1.65%) TIBCO
14 130 (1.25%) ATG
15 129 (1.24%) hybris
16 105 (1.01%) 29West
17 101 (0.97%) Sun
18 97 (0.94%) JD Edwards
18 97 (0.94%) Perforce
19 96 (0.93%) Informatica
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