Period
to 25 September 2018

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 25 September 2018 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 30 18
Rank change year-on-year +12 -12 +10
Contract jobs citing Java 282 228 320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.26% 5.71% 7.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.85% 21.31% 25.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 126 204
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £300 £331 £275
90th Percentile £575 £588 £567
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.50% +0.06% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 18
Berkshire median hourly rate - £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.00% -66.67%
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +200.00% -62.50%

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 1,234 1,070 1,243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 31.78% 26.80% 27.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 740 646 720
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £275
90th Percentile £550 £541 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 40
Berkshire median hourly rate £30.00 £19.66 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.59% +42.98% -61.27%
10th Percentile £8.00 £10.75 £12.15
90th Percentile £51.25 £53.00 £48.83
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%

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 25 September 2018.

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 25 September 2018. 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 +7 110 £448 -10.50% 43
Bracknell -7 31 £525 +2.44% 17
Newbury 0 30 £350 -15.15% 15
Maidenhead +11 24 £440 -17.76% 13
Slough -1 17 £363 -20.77% 7
Windsor - 6 £475 - 1
Wokingham -10 5 £388 - 3
Java
South East

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, 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.

1 140 (49.65%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (29.43%) JavaScript
3 78 (27.66%) Jenkins
4 75 (26.60%) SQL
5 70 (24.82%) Spring
6 63 (22.34%) Python
6 63 (22.34%) Amazon AWS
7 62 (21.99%) TDD
8 61 (21.63%) JIRA
8 61 (21.63%) Git (software)
9 59 (20.92%) Oracle
10 58 (20.57%) Scrum
11 57 (20.21%) Continuous Integration
12 53 (18.79%) REST
13 52 (18.44%) BDD
14 51 (18.09%) Web Services
15 50 (17.73%) HTML
16 48 (17.02%) Microservices
17 47 (16.67%) Maven
18 44 (15.60%) Test Automation
19 42 (14.89%) J2EE
19 42 (14.89%) Linux
19 42 (14.89%) DevOps
20 40 (14.18%) CSS
21 39 (13.83%) JUnit
22 38 (13.48%) SOA
23 37 (13.12%) NoSQL
24 36 (12.77%) Java 8
25 35 (12.41%) Problem-Solving
26 34 (12.06%) Docker

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 17 (6.03%) Confluence
2 12 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (3.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (3.19%) Apache Solr
4 9 (3.19%) WebLogic
5 8 (2.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 8 (2.84%) Apache
5 8 (2.84%) CMS
6 6 (2.13%) Alfresco
6 6 (2.13%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.77%) IIS
7 5 (1.77%) Liferay
8 4 (1.42%) JBoss
9 3 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (1.06%) IBM Domino
9 3 (1.06%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.71%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.71%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.71%) Oracle BPEL
10 2 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.71%) SAP GRC
2 2 (0.71%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.35%) Magento
3 1 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 63 (22.34%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.26%) GitHub
4 10 (3.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 10 (3.55%) SaaS
5 9 (3.19%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (3.19%) AWS Lambda
5 9 (3.19%) Serverless
6 8 (2.84%) Amazon S3
7 7 (2.48%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 7 (2.48%) Amazon SQS
7 7 (2.48%) CloudFront
8 6 (2.13%) BrowserStack
8 6 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.77%) Sauce Labs
10 2 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.71%) BlazeMeter
10 2 (0.71%) Slack
10 2 (0.71%) Trello
10 2 (0.71%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.90%) Firewall
2 9 (3.19%) HTTP
3 7 (2.48%) Ethernet
3 7 (2.48%) MPLS
3 7 (2.48%) Wireless
4 6 (2.13%) HTTPS
5 5 (1.77%) SAN
5 5 (1.77%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.42%) Internet
6 4 (1.42%) SSH
7 2 (0.71%) DNS
8 1 (0.35%) DVB
8 1 (0.35%) SSL
8 1 (0.35%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (13.12%) NoSQL
2 29 (10.28%) Apache Cassandra
3 25 (8.87%) MongoDB
3 25 (8.87%) MySQL
4 23 (8.16%) Big Data
4 23 (8.16%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (6.03%) SQL Server
6 15 (5.32%) Relational Database
7 11 (3.90%) Oracle Database
8 9 (3.19%) Oracle Database 12c
9 8 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (2.84%) Hadoop
10 7 (2.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (1.77%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.42%) Cosmos DB
12 4 (1.42%) DB2
12 4 (1.42%) Power BI
13 3 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (1.06%) CouchDB
13 3 (1.06%) Redis
Development Applications
1 78 (27.66%) Jenkins
2 61 (21.63%) Git (software)
2 61 (21.63%) JIRA
3 47 (16.67%) Maven
4 39 (13.83%) JUnit
5 32 (11.35%) Cucumber
6 26 (9.22%) Selenium
7 23 (8.16%) Mockito
8 17 (6.03%) git-flow
9 16 (5.67%) Eclipse
10 15 (5.32%) SoapUI
11 14 (4.96%) Gradle
11 14 (4.96%) JMeter
12 13 (4.61%) SonarQube
13 11 (3.90%) IntelliJ
14 8 (2.84%) Bitbucket
14 8 (2.84%) HP UFT
14 8 (2.84%) Mercurial
14 8 (2.84%) Subversion
14 8 (2.84%) Toad
General
1 34 (12.06%) Telecoms
2 15 (5.32%) Finance
3 14 (4.96%) Retail
4 7 (2.48%) Mandarin Language
5 6 (2.13%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.42%) Back Office
7 2 (0.71%) Advertising
7 2 (0.71%) Electronics
7 2 (0.71%) Games
7 2 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.35%) Automotive
8 1 (0.35%) Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 135 (47.87%) Developer
2 94 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 30 (10.64%) Analyst
4 19 (6.74%) Test Analyst
5 18 (6.38%) Architect
5 18 (6.38%) Tester
6 16 (5.67%) Senior Developer
6 16 (5.67%) Senior Java Developer
7 13 (4.61%) Project Manager
8 12 (4.26%) Consultant
9 9 (3.19%) Performance Tester
9 9 (3.19%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (2.84%) Applications Manager
10 8 (2.84%) Applications Project Manager
10 8 (2.84%) Data Analyst
10 8 (2.84%) Scala Developer
11 7 (2.48%) Automation Test Analyst
11 7 (2.48%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (2.48%) OSS Architect
12 6 (2.13%) OSS Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (24.82%) Spring
2 53 (18.79%) REST
3 51 (18.09%) Web Services
4 50 (17.73%) HTML
5 42 (14.89%) J2EE
6 40 (14.18%) CSS
7 34 (12.06%) RESTful
8 32 (11.35%) XML
9 31 (10.99%) SOAP
10 26 (9.22%) AngularJS
11 20 (7.09%) Middleware
12 19 (6.74%) .NET
13 18 (6.38%) Hibernate
14 17 (6.03%) Spring Boot
15 15 (5.32%) HTML5
16 14 (4.96%) Java EE
16 14 (4.96%) jQuery
16 14 (4.96%) Node.js
16 14 (4.96%) React
17 12 (4.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.74%) Computer Science
2 19 (6.74%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (3.90%) PMI
4 9 (3.19%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.84%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.48%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (2.48%) NHS
6 7 (2.48%) Private Cloud
7 6 (2.13%) User Experience
8 5 (1.77%) Life Science
8 5 (1.77%) Smart Meter
9 4 (1.42%) CMDB
9 4 (1.42%) DataPower
10 3 (1.06%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.06%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.06%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.71%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 42 (14.89%) Linux
2 22 (7.80%) Unix
3 16 (5.67%) Windows
4 9 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.77%) CentOS
6 4 (1.42%) Debian
6 4 (1.42%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.42%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.06%) AIX
7 3 (1.06%) Android
7 3 (1.06%) Solaris
8 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.71%) MVS
8 2 (0.71%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.35%) VMS
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (49.65%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (21.99%) TDD
3 58 (20.57%) Scrum
4 57 (20.21%) Continuous Integration
5 52 (18.44%) BDD
6 48 (17.02%) Microservices
7 44 (15.60%) Test Automation
8 42 (14.89%) DevOps
9 38 (13.48%) SOA
10 35 (12.41%) Problem-Solving
11 31 (10.99%) MVC
12 30 (10.64%) SDLC
13 28 (9.93%) OO
14 25 (8.87%) Project Management
15 24 (8.51%) Kanban
15 24 (8.51%) Software Engineering
16 23 (8.16%) Migration
17 20 (7.09%) E-Commerce
17 20 (7.09%) Open Source
18 17 (6.03%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 83 (29.43%) JavaScript
2 75 (26.60%) SQL
3 63 (22.34%) Python
4 36 (12.77%) Java 8
5 29 (10.28%) C#
6 23 (8.16%) PL/SQL
7 22 (7.80%) Scala
8 20 (7.09%) C
8 20 (7.09%) C++
9 11 (3.90%) Bash Shell
9 11 (3.90%) PHP
9 11 (3.90%) VBScript
10 7 (2.48%) VB
11 6 (2.13%) Go
11 6 (2.13%) Groovy
11 6 (2.13%) R
12 4 (1.42%) Lua
12 4 (1.42%) Perl
12 4 (1.42%) VBA
13 3 (1.06%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 33 (11.70%) Security Cleared
2 27 (9.57%) SC Cleared
3 26 (9.22%) Degree
4 11 (3.90%) PMI Certification
4 11 (3.90%) PMP
5 10 (3.55%) ISTQB
5 10 (3.55%) Master's Degree
6 9 (3.19%) ISEB
7 8 (2.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.35%) Linux+ Certification
10 1 (0.35%) LPIC
10 1 (0.35%) OCA
10 1 (0.35%) OCP
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.35%) RHCA
10 1 (0.35%) RHCE
10 1 (0.35%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.87%) QA
2 7 (2.48%) SLA
3 5 (1.77%) PMO
4 4 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.06%) GDPR
6 2 (0.71%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.35%) GPG13
System Software
1 34 (12.06%) Docker
2 7 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.06%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.06%) KVM
3 3 (1.06%) VirtualBox
3 3 (1.06%) vSphere
4 2 (0.71%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.71%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.35%) Corosync
5 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.35%) iptables
5 1 (0.35%) Postfix
5 1 (0.35%) Squid
5 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (6.03%) Ansible
1 17 (6.03%) Kubernetes
2 12 (4.26%) Amdocs OSS
3 10 (3.55%) Puppet
4 9 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (2.84%) HP ALM
6 4 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.06%) Grafana
7 3 (1.06%) SELinux
7 3 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.06%) TIBCO Hawk
8 2 (0.71%) Graphite
8 2 (0.71%) Kibana
8 2 (0.71%) Mesos
8 2 (0.71%) Nagios
8 2 (0.71%) Opsview
8 2 (0.71%) Salt
8 2 (0.71%) StatsD
8 2 (0.71%) Terraform
8 2 (0.71%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 59 (20.92%) Oracle
2 21 (7.45%) TIBCO
3 18 (6.38%) HP
4 15 (5.32%) Amdocs
5 14 (4.96%) Microsoft
6 12 (4.26%) Cramer
6 12 (4.26%) IBM
7 9 (3.19%) Adobe
8 7 (2.48%) Splunk
8 7 (2.48%) VMware
9 6 (2.13%) SAP
10 5 (1.77%) Alibaba
10 5 (1.77%) Cisco
10 5 (1.77%) Huawei
10 5 (1.77%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.42%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.06%) AppDynamics
12 3 (1.06%) KANA
12 3 (1.06%) New Relic