The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Java skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Java
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 31 34
Rank change year-on-year +19 +3  
Contract jobs citing Java 37 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 10.36% 2.17% 2.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.17% 11.29% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 6 7
Median daily rate £475 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £310 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £438 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 £46.07 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.88% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -10.00%  

Java is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 115 62 67
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 32.21% 19.25% 19.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 49 49
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £266 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £569 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £30.00 £46.07 £51.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.88% -10.19%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Java as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Java in Bedfordshire

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in Bedfordshire

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in Bedfordshire

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in Bedfordshire

Java
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +3 12 £478 +13.01% 3
Bedford - 6 £388 - 1
Java
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Java also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Java.

1 29 (45.31%) SQL
2 23 (35.94%) Oracle
3 21 (32.81%) Retail
3 21 (32.81%) Java EE
4 19 (29.69%) IBM
5 18 (28.13%) XML
5 18 (28.13%) Finance
6 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (26.56%) JIRA
7 16 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 16 (25.00%) Python
7 16 (25.00%) E-Commerce
8 15 (23.44%) Ruby
9 14 (21.88%) .NET
10 13 (20.31%) JavaScript
11 12 (18.75%) Web Services
11 12 (18.75%) WebSphere
11 12 (18.75%) hybris
12 11 (17.19%) Cucumber
12 11 (17.19%) Test Automation
12 11 (17.19%) JSP
13 10 (15.63%) Servlets
13 10 (15.63%) JMS
13 10 (15.63%) CRM
13 10 (15.63%) Spring
13 10 (15.63%) JSF
13 10 (15.63%) Apple iOS
13 10 (15.63%) Selenium
13 10 (15.63%) JPA
13 10 (15.63%) Android

Java
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (18.75%) WebSphere
2 9 (14.06%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (12.50%) Confluence
4 7 (10.94%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (7.81%) CMS
5 5 (7.81%) IBM Transformation Extender
5 5 (7.81%) WebLogic
5 5 (7.81%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (3.13%) JBoss
7 1 (1.56%) Drupal
7 1 (1.56%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) AutoCAD
1 1 (1.56%) CATIA
1 1 (1.56%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (12.50%) SAP Hybris
2 6 (9.38%) Unica
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.38%) Silverpop
3 2 (3.13%) SaaS
3 2 (3.13%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (1.56%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.06%) Oracle Database
2 8 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
3 6 (9.38%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 6 (9.38%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (6.25%) DB2
4 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.69%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.69%) Redis
5 3 (4.69%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.13%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (26.56%) JIRA
2 11 (17.19%) Cucumber
3 10 (15.63%) Selenium
4 8 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (12.50%) Calabash
4 8 (12.50%) Capybara
4 8 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 8 (12.50%) SoapUI
5 7 (10.94%) TeamCity
6 6 (9.38%) Ant
6 6 (9.38%) Artifactory
6 6 (9.38%) MSBuild
6 6 (9.38%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (6.25%) Appium
8 3 (4.69%) Eclipse
8 3 (4.69%) Rational Application Developer
9 2 (3.13%) Bitbucket
9 2 (3.13%) Jasmine
9 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
9 2 (3.13%) Protractor
General
1 21 (32.81%) Retail
2 18 (28.13%) Finance
3 9 (14.06%) Banking
4 6 (9.38%) Marketing
5 2 (3.13%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.56%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.56%) Military
6 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (29.69%) Architect
2 17 (26.56%) Developer
2 17 (26.56%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (15.63%) E-Commerce Architect
3 10 (15.63%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
4 8 (12.50%) Applications Engineer
4 8 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 8 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 7 (10.94%) Applications Support
6 6 (9.38%) Mobile Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) Consultant
7 5 (7.81%) Integration Developer
8 4 (6.25%) Data Architect
8 4 (6.25%) DevOps Consultant
8 4 (6.25%) Systems Developer
8 4 (6.25%) WebSphere Developer
9 3 (4.69%) Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Applications Specialist
9 3 (4.69%) Applications Support Specialist
9 3 (4.69%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (32.81%) Java EE
2 18 (28.13%) XML
3 14 (21.88%) .NET
4 12 (18.75%) Web Services
5 11 (17.19%) JSP
6 10 (15.63%) JMS
6 10 (15.63%) JPA
6 10 (15.63%) JSF
6 10 (15.63%) Servlets
6 10 (15.63%) Spring
7 8 (12.50%) Hibernate
7 8 (12.50%) JDBC
7 8 (12.50%) XSL
7 8 (12.50%) XSLT
8 7 (10.94%) EJB
8 7 (10.94%) IBM Integration Bus
8 7 (10.94%) J2EE
8 7 (10.94%) Struts
8 7 (10.94%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (9.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.81%) RIA
3 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.56%) CMDB
5 1 (1.56%) DataPower
5 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.63%) Android
1 10 (15.63%) Apple iOS
2 9 (14.06%) Windows
3 7 (10.94%) Unix
4 6 (9.38%) Linux
5 2 (3.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 11 (17.19%) Test Automation
4 10 (15.63%) API Testing
4 10 (15.63%) CRM
5 9 (14.06%) UML
6 8 (12.50%) Asset Management
6 8 (12.50%) B2B
6 8 (12.50%) B2C
6 8 (12.50%) Content Management
6 8 (12.50%) High Availability
6 8 (12.50%) TOGAF
7 7 (10.94%) Technical Analysis
8 6 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (9.38%) DevOps
8 6 (9.38%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (9.38%) Functional Programming
8 6 (9.38%) Microservices
8 6 (9.38%) OOP
8 6 (9.38%) Release Automation
Programming Languages
1 29 (45.31%) SQL
2 16 (25.00%) Python
3 15 (23.44%) Ruby
4 13 (20.31%) JavaScript
5 9 (14.06%) PL/SQL
6 6 (9.38%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.69%) C#
8 2 (3.13%) Apple Swift
8 2 (3.13%) Perl
9 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.56%) C++
9 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (3.13%) Degree
1 2 (3.13%) ISEB
1 2 (3.13%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.50%) QA
2 6 (9.38%) SLA
3 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (3.13%) Docker
3 1 (1.56%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (10.94%) Ansible
Vendors
1 23 (35.94%) Oracle
2 19 (29.69%) IBM
3 16 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (18.75%) hybris
5 8 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 8 (12.50%) SAP
6 6 (9.38%) Pega
7 5 (7.81%) BEA
8 1 (1.56%) Cisco
8 1 (1.56%) Citrix
8 1 (1.56%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.56%) Toshiba
8 1 (1.56%) VMware
8 1 (1.56%) WSO2