Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 14 47
Rank change year-on-year -8 +33 -2
Contract jobs citing Java 50 54 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 7.29% 8.53% 2.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.47% 28.27% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 40 13
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £463 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +38.06% +3.08%
10th Percentile £315 £217 £305
90th Percentile £529 £578 £520
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £40.00 - £47.50
10th Percentile £37.50 - £42.25
90th Percentile £42.50 - £52.75
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.26 £37.06
% change year-on-year +7.35% +0.54% +19.55%

Java is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 182 191 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 26.53% 30.17% 24.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 131 109
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £218 £274
90th Percentile £575 £501 £606
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 23
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £45.39 £31.39 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.60% -21.53% -11.95%
10th Percentile £38.83 £15.43 £36.25
90th Percentile £49.95 £46.95 £51.20
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +1.35%

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Java as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -19 20 £480 +1.05% 6
Dunstable -1 6 £270 +22.73% 3
Bedford +5 4 £315 -30.00%
Java
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 32 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (50.00%) Retail
3 21 (42.00%) JIRA
3 21 (42.00%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (40.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 20 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 20 (40.00%) Cucumber
5 19 (38.00%) Confluence
5 19 (38.00%) Selenium
6 18 (36.00%) Web Services
6 18 (36.00%) Python
7 17 (34.00%) Jenkins
8 16 (32.00%) Mobile App
8 16 (32.00%) QA
8 16 (32.00%) Git (software)
8 16 (32.00%) Android
8 16 (32.00%) Amazon AWS
8 16 (32.00%) Apple iOS
8 16 (32.00%) Ruby
9 15 (30.00%) TDD
9 15 (30.00%) WebDriver
10 14 (28.00%) Windows
10 14 (28.00%) SQL
10 14 (28.00%) E-Commerce
11 13 (26.00%) Internet
11 13 (26.00%) Linux
12 12 (24.00%) Ant
12 12 (24.00%) TeamCity
12 12 (24.00%) DevOps
12 12 (24.00%) Continuous Delivery

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 19 (38.00%) Confluence
2 5 (10.00%) OpenStack
3 4 (8.00%) WildFly
4 3 (6.00%) JBoss
5 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 16 (32.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (16.00%) Sauce Labs
3 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (10.00%) Google App Engine
4 5 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (10.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.00%) Internet
2 2 (4.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.00%) RDBMS
1 9 (18.00%) Relational Database
2 8 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (16.00%) Redis
3 5 (10.00%) Oracle Exadata
4 4 (8.00%) Snowflake Schema
4 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (4.00%) DB2
6 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (2.00%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 21 (42.00%) JIRA
2 20 (40.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 20 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 19 (38.00%) Selenium
4 17 (34.00%) Jenkins
5 16 (32.00%) Git (software)
6 15 (30.00%) WebDriver
7 12 (24.00%) Ant
7 12 (24.00%) TeamCity
8 11 (22.00%) SoapUI
9 9 (18.00%) Appium
9 9 (18.00%) JBehave
9 9 (18.00%) SpecFlow
10 8 (16.00%) Bitbucket
11 7 (14.00%) JUnit
11 7 (14.00%) Maven
11 7 (14.00%) Protractor
11 7 (14.00%) TestNG
12 5 (10.00%) Artifactory
12 5 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 25 (50.00%) Retail
2 9 (18.00%) Banking
2 9 (18.00%) Finance
3 8 (16.00%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Avionics
4 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (24.00%) Developer
2 8 (16.00%) Automation Tester
2 8 (16.00%) QA Automation Tester
2 8 (16.00%) QA Tester
2 8 (16.00%) Tester
3 7 (14.00%) Architect
3 7 (14.00%) Consultant
3 7 (14.00%) Security Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Test Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Developer in Test
6 4 (8.00%) DevOps Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Senior Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Software Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Software Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Database Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Development Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Software Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (36.00%) Web Services
2 9 (18.00%) REST
2 9 (18.00%) SOAP
3 7 (14.00%) Middleware
4 6 (12.00%) .NET
5 5 (10.00%) JMS
6 4 (8.00%) EJB
6 4 (8.00%) Java EE
6 4 (8.00%) JDBC
6 4 (8.00%) JPA
6 4 (8.00%) Node.js
6 4 (8.00%) Servlets
7 2 (4.00%) .NET Framework
7 2 (4.00%) AngularJS
7 2 (4.00%) Spring
8 1 (2.00%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (2.00%) CSS
8 1 (2.00%) Hibernate
8 1 (2.00%) HTML
8 1 (2.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (32.00%) Mobile App
2 11 (22.00%) RIA
3 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.00%) User Experience
4 2 (4.00%) Verilog
4 2 (4.00%) VHDL
5 1 (2.00%) CMDB
5 1 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.00%) Android
1 16 (32.00%) Apple iOS
2 14 (28.00%) Windows
3 13 (26.00%) Linux
4 8 (16.00%) Mac OS X
4 8 (16.00%) Unix
5 6 (12.00%) Solaris
6 5 (10.00%) AIX
7 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (42.00%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 15 (30.00%) TDD
5 14 (28.00%) E-Commerce
6 12 (24.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 12 (24.00%) DevOps
7 9 (18.00%) SDET
8 8 (16.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 8 (16.00%) Functional Testing
8 8 (16.00%) QA Automation
9 7 (14.00%) BDD
9 7 (14.00%) Data Privacy
9 7 (14.00%) SDLC
9 7 (14.00%) Security Architecture
9 7 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (12.00%) ATDD
10 6 (12.00%) Defect Management
10 6 (12.00%) Feature Driven Development
10 6 (12.00%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.00%) Python
2 16 (32.00%) Ruby
3 14 (28.00%) SQL
4 11 (22.00%) Perl
5 10 (20.00%) C#
6 9 (18.00%) JavaScript
7 8 (16.00%) Apple Swift
8 3 (6.00%) C++
9 2 (4.00%) C
9 2 (4.00%) MATLAB
9 2 (4.00%) Tcl
10 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.00%) Korn
10 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
10 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
10 1 (2.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) CISM
2 1 (2.00%) CISA
2 1 (2.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (32.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) DO-254
3 1 (2.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (18.00%) Docker
2 6 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.00%) vCloud
3 5 (10.00%) vSphere
4 2 (4.00%) Firmware
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) Ansible
2 1 (2.00%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Oracle
2 6 (12.00%) Atlassian
2 6 (12.00%) Google
2 6 (12.00%) Red Hat
2 6 (12.00%) VMware
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.00%) VocaLink
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco
5 1 (2.00%) Citrix
5 1 (2.00%) IBM
5 1 (2.00%) Pega