Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 21 January 2019 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 23 14
Rank change year-on-year +7 -9 +20
Contract jobs citing Java 327 269 309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.98% 6.67% 7.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.99% 22.12% 26.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 151 174
Berkshire median daily rate £440 £450 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +2.56% +3.24%
10th Percentile £310 £338 £275
90th Percentile £599 £588 £609
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
Berkshire median hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +178.43% -66.00%
10th Percentile £36.25 £31.25 £12.18
90th Percentile £38.75 £37.75 £46.88
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year - +33.33% -15.63%

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 Berkshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,258 1,216 1,160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 30.71% 30.13% 29.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 777 700 681
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £313 £299 £275
90th Percentile £580 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £440 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 26 33
Berkshire median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -7.89%
10th Percentile £35.13 £9.38 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £48.50
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +9.76% +6.49%

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Java in Berkshire

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in Berkshire

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in Berkshire

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in Berkshire

Java
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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
Reading +16 118 £450 - 70
Bracknell +11 84 £500 +32.45% 14
Newbury +4 21 £325 -23.53% 25
Slough -19 11 £606 +31.08% 4
Maidenhead -3 7 £300 -52.00% 13
Wokingham -10 4 £388 -38.00% 9
Windsor - 2 - -
Java
South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Java also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Java.

1 159 (48.62%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (26.30%) Spring
3 82 (25.08%) Web Services
4 78 (23.85%) Jenkins
5 76 (23.24%) SQL
6 75 (22.94%) JavaScript
7 70 (21.41%) Git (software)
8 67 (20.49%) Java 8
9 66 (20.18%) HTML
10 65 (19.88%) JSON
11 64 (19.57%) JIRA
12 59 (18.04%) Amazon AWS
13 58 (17.74%) Scrum
13 58 (17.74%) Maven
14 56 (17.13%) XML
15 53 (16.21%) Continuous Integration
16 52 (15.90%) TDD
16 52 (15.90%) DevOps
17 50 (15.29%) Oracle
18 48 (14.68%) REST
19 47 (14.37%) JUnit
19 47 (14.37%) Microservices
20 46 (14.07%) Test Automation
21 44 (13.46%) BDD
21 44 (13.46%) Python
22 41 (12.54%) React
23 39 (11.93%) E-Commerce
23 39 (11.93%) CSS
24 38 (11.62%) Linux
24 38 (11.62%) RESTful

Java
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 33 (10.09%) CMS
2 30 (9.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 30 (9.17%) Elasticsearch
3 22 (6.73%) Confluence
4 14 (4.28%) WebSphere
5 10 (3.06%) Apache Solr
6 9 (2.75%) Drupal
6 9 (2.75%) Skype for Business
7 8 (2.45%) JBoss
8 7 (2.14%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.83%) IIS
9 6 (1.83%) Liferay
10 5 (1.53%) SharePoint
11 4 (1.22%) Apache
11 4 (1.22%) Apache Spark
11 4 (1.22%) IBM Domino
12 3 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.92%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.92%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (3.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.75%) Chatbot
3 6 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.53%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.22%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (1.22%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.31%) InVision
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.53%) Oracle CRM
1 5 (1.53%) Oracle CRM On Demand
2 3 (0.92%) SAP GRC
2 3 (0.92%) Sonata
3 2 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.61%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.31%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 59 (18.04%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (10.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (7.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 24 (7.34%) Amazon EC2
4 23 (7.03%) AWS Lambda
4 23 (7.03%) Serverless
5 22 (6.73%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 22 (6.73%) Amazon S3
5 22 (6.73%) Amazon SQS
5 22 (6.73%) CloudFront
6 12 (3.67%) PaaS
7 11 (3.36%) Apigee
7 11 (3.36%) IaaS
8 8 (2.45%) GitHub
8 8 (2.45%) SaaS
9 7 (2.14%) Google Play
10 5 (1.53%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.92%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.92%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.28%) SSL
2 11 (3.36%) Skype
3 7 (2.14%) SMPP
3 7 (2.14%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.83%) HTTP
5 5 (1.53%) SAN
6 4 (1.22%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.92%) Internet
7 3 (0.92%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.61%) DNS
8 2 (0.61%) Firewall
8 2 (0.61%) SSH
9 1 (0.31%) DHCP
9 1 (0.31%) DSL
9 1 (0.31%) LAN
9 1 (0.31%) tcpdump
9 1 (0.31%) WAN
9 1 (0.31%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.56%) MySQL
2 27 (8.26%) NoSQL
3 25 (7.65%) Apache Cassandra
4 23 (7.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 22 (6.73%) SQL Server
6 18 (5.50%) MongoDB
7 16 (4.89%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (4.28%) Oracle Database
9 11 (3.36%) Big Data
10 10 (3.06%) Oracle Database 12c
11 8 (2.45%) Hadoop
11 8 (2.45%) Jackrabbit
12 7 (2.14%) DB2
13 6 (1.83%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (1.83%) Oracle ODI
13 6 (1.83%) Relational Database
14 4 (1.22%) Cosmos DB
14 4 (1.22%) Redis
15 3 (0.92%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 78 (23.85%) Jenkins
2 70 (21.41%) Git (software)
3 64 (19.57%) JIRA
4 58 (17.74%) Maven
5 47 (14.37%) JUnit
6 29 (8.87%) Selenium
7 28 (8.56%) IntelliJ
8 23 (7.03%) Cucumber
9 18 (5.50%) Mockito
9 18 (5.50%) SonarQube
10 17 (5.20%) Bitbucket
11 16 (4.89%) Eclipse
12 14 (4.28%) Gradle
13 13 (3.98%) Mercurial
14 11 (3.36%) Gatling
14 11 (3.36%) git-flow
14 11 (3.36%) Sonatype Nexus
15 10 (3.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 10 (3.06%) Checkstyle
15 10 (3.06%) Geb
General
1 24 (7.34%) Telecoms
2 19 (5.81%) Finance
3 16 (4.89%) Retail
4 8 (2.45%) Marketing
5 6 (1.83%) Publishing
6 5 (1.53%) Banking
7 3 (0.92%) Advertising
7 3 (0.92%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.61%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) Billing
9 1 (0.31%) German Language
9 1 (0.31%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 168 (51.38%) Developer
2 106 (32.42%) Java Developer
3 41 (12.54%) Senior Developer
4 37 (11.31%) Senior Java Developer
5 23 (7.03%) Analyst
6 19 (5.81%) Architect
6 19 (5.81%) Consultant
6 19 (5.81%) Tester
7 12 (3.67%) Project Manager
8 11 (3.36%) Performance Tester
8 11 (3.36%) Software Engineer
9 10 (3.06%) Data Analyst
9 10 (3.06%) Senior Tester
9 10 (3.06%) Software Developer
10 9 (2.75%) E-Commerce Engineer
10 9 (2.75%) Test Engineer
11 8 (2.45%) E-Commerce Developer
11 8 (2.45%) E-Commerce Manager
11 8 (2.45%) Senior Performance Tester
11 8 (2.45%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (26.30%) Spring
2 82 (25.08%) Web Services
3 66 (20.18%) HTML
4 65 (19.88%) JSON
5 56 (17.13%) XML
6 48 (14.68%) REST
7 41 (12.54%) React
8 39 (11.93%) CSS
9 38 (11.62%) RESTful
10 32 (9.79%) .NET
11 31 (9.48%) AngularJS
12 27 (8.26%) SOAP
13 23 (7.03%) JSR 170
14 22 (6.73%) Node.js
15 21 (6.42%) J2EE
16 19 (5.81%) Kafka
17 17 (5.20%) HTML5
18 15 (4.59%) Hibernate
18 15 (4.59%) Spring Boot
18 15 (4.59%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.12%) Mobile App
2 15 (4.59%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (4.59%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (4.59%) User Experience
3 14 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.14%) PMI
4 7 (2.14%) Social Media
5 4 (1.22%) Replication
5 4 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.22%) Smartphone
6 3 (0.92%) Clustering
6 3 (0.92%) Data Centre
6 3 (0.92%) DataPower
6 3 (0.92%) Mainframe
6 3 (0.92%) Public Cloud
6 3 (0.92%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.61%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.61%) Graphic Design
7 2 (0.61%) Life Science
7 2 (0.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 38 (11.62%) Linux
2 22 (6.73%) Windows
3 18 (5.50%) CentOS
4 14 (4.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (3.06%) Android
6 9 (2.75%) Unix
7 3 (0.92%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.61%) AIX
8 2 (0.61%) MVS
8 2 (0.61%) OpenVMS
8 2 (0.61%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.61%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.31%) Debian
9 1 (0.31%) Solaris
9 1 (0.31%) VMS
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (48.62%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (17.74%) Scrum
3 53 (16.21%) Continuous Integration
4 52 (15.90%) DevOps
4 52 (15.90%) TDD
5 47 (14.37%) Microservices
6 46 (14.07%) Test Automation
7 44 (13.46%) BDD
8 39 (11.93%) E-Commerce
9 34 (10.40%) MVC
10 29 (8.87%) OO
11 28 (8.56%) Software Engineering
12 26 (7.95%) Migration
13 25 (7.65%) CRM
14 24 (7.34%) SOA
15 23 (7.03%) Analytics
16 21 (6.42%) Kanban
16 21 (6.42%) User Stories
17 20 (6.12%) Open Source
17 20 (6.12%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 76 (23.24%) SQL
2 75 (22.94%) JavaScript
3 67 (20.49%) Java 8
4 44 (13.46%) Python
5 29 (8.87%) C#
6 22 (6.73%) C++
7 21 (6.42%) Groovy
8 19 (5.81%) PL/SQL
9 18 (5.50%) Scala
10 16 (4.89%) R
11 14 (4.28%) Bash Shell
11 14 (4.28%) PHP
12 13 (3.98%) PowerShell
13 7 (2.14%) C
14 6 (1.83%) VB
15 5 (1.53%) ABAP
16 3 (0.92%) LotusScript
16 3 (0.92%) Ruby
16 3 (0.92%) TypeScript
17 2 (0.61%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 22 (6.73%) Security Cleared
2 18 (5.50%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.28%) Degree
4 13 (3.98%) ISTQB
5 12 (3.67%) PMI Certification
5 12 (3.67%) PMP
6 11 (3.36%) ISEB
7 10 (3.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (1.53%) Master's Degree
9 4 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.61%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.31%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (11.01%) QA
2 3 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.92%) SLA
3 2 (0.61%) PMO
4 1 (0.31%) GDPR
4 1 (0.31%) GPG13
4 1 (0.31%) PSD2
System Software
1 27 (8.26%) Docker
2 5 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.92%) VirtualBox
3 3 (0.92%) vSphere
4 2 (0.61%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.61%) HDFS
4 2 (0.61%) KVM
4 2 (0.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.31%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.31%) iptables
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.31%) Postfix
5 1 (0.31%) Squid
5 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (6.12%) Ansible
2 14 (4.28%) Kubernetes
3 13 (3.98%) Amdocs OSS
4 10 (3.06%) Puppet
5 9 (2.75%) HP ALM
5 9 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.22%) Grafana
7 4 (1.22%) Terraform
8 3 (0.92%) Graphite
9 2 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.61%) HP Fortify
9 2 (0.61%) Salt
9 2 (0.61%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.31%) Consul
10 1 (0.31%) Mesos
10 1 (0.31%) Nagios
10 1 (0.31%) Packer
10 1 (0.31%) Pingdom
10 1 (0.31%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 50 (15.29%) Oracle
2 32 (9.79%) Microsoft
3 31 (9.48%) Adobe
4 17 (5.20%) IBM
4 17 (5.20%) SAP
5 16 (4.89%) Google
6 13 (3.98%) Cramer
7 12 (3.67%) HP
7 12 (3.67%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (3.36%) Amdocs
9 9 (2.75%) ServiceNow
10 7 (2.14%) TIBCO
11 6 (1.83%) VMware
11 6 (1.83%) webMethods
12 5 (1.53%) Splunk
13 4 (1.22%) Tableau
14 3 (0.92%) Cisco
14 3 (0.92%) Hortonworks
15 2 (0.61%) New Relic
15 2 (0.61%) Xamarin