Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 31 17
Rank change year-on-year +17 -14 +15
Contract jobs citing Java 329 224 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 8.10% 5.49% 7.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.23% 19.41% 26.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 127 196
Berkshire median daily rate £440 £478 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.85% +17.54% +1.56%
10th Percentile £313 £354 £275
90th Percentile £600 £588 £534
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 14
Berkshire median hourly rate - £35.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +184.00% -66.67%
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year - +140.00% -53.13%

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 1,304 1,154 1,204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 32.10% 28.31% 28.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 688 693
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.24%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 36
Berkshire median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +6.45% -16.22%
10th Percentile £17.50 £10.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £49.13
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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +25 132 £450 -7.93% 60
Bracknell +14 66 £500 +25.00% 16
Newbury -2 27 £338 -27.42% 25
Maidenhead +10 14 £440 -17.76% 10
Slough -22 12 £538 +10.26% 12
Wokingham -15 4 £388 -38.00% 5
Windsor - 3 £475 - 1
Java
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 161 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (29.18%) SQL
3 94 (28.57%) Spring
4 81 (24.62%) JavaScript
5 80 (24.32%) Jenkins
6 77 (23.40%) Web Services
7 72 (21.88%) Scrum
7 72 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
8 67 (20.36%) Git (software)
9 66 (20.06%) Maven
9 66 (20.06%) TDD
10 63 (19.15%) REST
10 63 (19.15%) Microservices
11 62 (18.84%) Continuous Integration
12 59 (17.93%) Java 8
13 58 (17.63%) JIRA
13 58 (17.63%) HTML
14 56 (17.02%) BDD
14 56 (17.02%) Test Automation
15 52 (15.81%) Oracle
16 51 (15.50%) DevOps
17 50 (15.20%) JUnit
18 49 (14.89%) XML
19 48 (14.59%) Python
20 46 (13.98%) JSON
21 45 (13.68%) CSS
22 44 (13.37%) J2EE
23 40 (12.16%) MVC
23 40 (12.16%) RESTful
24 37 (11.25%) SOA

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 30 (9.12%) Elasticsearch
2 21 (6.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 19 (5.78%) Confluence
4 15 (4.56%) CMS
5 12 (3.65%) Apache Solr
6 8 (2.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (2.13%) JBoss
7 7 (2.13%) Liferay
8 6 (1.82%) Apache
8 6 (1.82%) IIS
8 6 (1.82%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.82%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.52%) Alfresco
9 5 (1.52%) Drupal
9 5 (1.52%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.91%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.91%) IBM Domino
10 3 (0.91%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (3.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.52%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.91%) SAP GRC
1 3 (0.91%) Sonata
2 2 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.61%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.30%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 72 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (7.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (7.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 22 (6.69%) Amazon EC2
5 21 (6.38%) Amazon S3
6 20 (6.08%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 20 (6.08%) Amazon SQS
6 20 (6.08%) AWS Lambda
6 20 (6.08%) CloudFront
6 20 (6.08%) Serverless
7 13 (3.95%) GitHub
8 11 (3.34%) SaaS
9 7 (2.13%) Apigee
10 6 (1.82%) IaaS
10 6 (1.82%) PaaS
11 5 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (1.22%) Sauce Labs
13 3 (0.91%) BrowserStack
13 3 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.61%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.43%) Firewall
1 8 (2.43%) HTTP
2 7 (2.13%) Ethernet
2 7 (2.13%) MPLS
2 7 (2.13%) Skype
2 7 (2.13%) SMPP
2 7 (2.13%) SSL
2 7 (2.13%) TCP/IP
2 7 (2.13%) Wireless
3 6 (1.82%) HTTPS
4 5 (1.52%) SAN
5 4 (1.22%) Internet
6 2 (0.61%) SSH
7 1 (0.30%) DNS
7 1 (0.30%) DSL
7 1 (0.30%) DVB
7 1 (0.30%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.30%) LAN
7 1 (0.30%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.30%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.33%) NoSQL
2 30 (9.12%) MySQL
3 28 (8.51%) Apache Cassandra
4 26 (7.90%) SQL Server
5 22 (6.69%) MongoDB
6 21 (6.38%) PostgreSQL
7 20 (6.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 18 (5.47%) Big Data
9 12 (3.65%) Oracle Database
9 12 (3.65%) Relational Database
10 9 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (2.74%) Oracle Database 12c
11 8 (2.43%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (1.82%) DB2
12 6 (1.82%) Redis
13 4 (1.22%) Cosmos DB
13 4 (1.22%) Power BI
14 3 (0.91%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.61%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 80 (24.32%) Jenkins
2 67 (20.36%) Git (software)
3 66 (20.06%) Maven
4 58 (17.63%) JIRA
5 50 (15.20%) JUnit
6 35 (10.64%) Cucumber
6 35 (10.64%) Selenium
7 27 (8.21%) IntelliJ
8 21 (6.38%) Gradle
8 21 (6.38%) Mockito
9 19 (5.78%) Eclipse
10 18 (5.47%) SonarQube
11 15 (4.56%) JMeter
11 15 (4.56%) Mercurial
12 14 (4.26%) git-flow
13 11 (3.34%) Checkstyle
13 11 (3.34%) Gatling
13 11 (3.34%) SoapUI
14 10 (3.04%) Geb
15 9 (2.74%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 29 (8.81%) Telecoms
2 19 (5.78%) Retail
3 18 (5.47%) Finance
4 4 (1.22%) Back Office
4 4 (1.22%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.91%) Advertising
5 3 (0.91%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (0.61%) Banking
6 2 (0.61%) Games
6 2 (0.61%) Marketing
6 2 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.30%) Billing
7 1 (0.30%) German Language
7 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 168 (51.06%) Developer
2 121 (36.78%) Java Developer
3 33 (10.03%) Senior Developer
4 31 (9.42%) Senior Java Developer
5 27 (8.21%) Analyst
6 25 (7.60%) Tester
7 24 (7.29%) Architect
8 16 (4.86%) Consultant
9 14 (4.26%) Test Analyst
10 13 (3.95%) Performance Tester
10 13 (3.95%) Software Engineer
10 13 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
11 12 (3.65%) Project Manager
12 10 (3.04%) Senior Tester
12 10 (3.04%) Software Developer
13 9 (2.74%) Data Analyst
14 8 (2.43%) Automation Tester
14 8 (2.43%) Backend Developer
14 8 (2.43%) Senior Performance Tester
14 8 (2.43%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (28.57%) Spring
2 77 (23.40%) Web Services
3 63 (19.15%) REST
4 58 (17.63%) HTML
5 49 (14.89%) XML
6 46 (13.98%) JSON
7 45 (13.68%) CSS
8 44 (13.37%) J2EE
9 40 (12.16%) RESTful
10 37 (11.25%) AngularJS
11 36 (10.94%) React
12 34 (10.33%) .NET
13 30 (9.12%) SOAP
14 24 (7.29%) Spring Boot
15 22 (6.69%) Hibernate
16 19 (5.78%) Kafka
17 18 (5.47%) HTML5
18 17 (5.17%) Spring MVC
19 15 (4.56%) JSF
19 15 (4.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
1 19 (5.78%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (4.86%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (3.65%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.74%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.74%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.74%) PMI
5 8 (2.43%) User Experience
6 7 (2.13%) NHS
7 6 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.52%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.52%) Life Science
9 4 (1.22%) DataPower
9 4 (1.22%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.22%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.91%) Fintech
10 3 (0.91%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.61%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.61%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 32 (9.73%) Linux
2 21 (6.38%) Windows
3 16 (4.86%) Unix
4 9 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (2.43%) CentOS
6 4 (1.22%) Android
7 3 (0.91%) AIX
7 3 (0.91%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.61%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.61%) MVS
8 2 (0.61%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.30%) Debian
9 1 (0.30%) Solaris
9 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.30%) VMS
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (21.88%) Scrum
3 66 (20.06%) TDD
4 63 (19.15%) Microservices
5 62 (18.84%) Continuous Integration
6 56 (17.02%) BDD
6 56 (17.02%) Test Automation
7 51 (15.50%) DevOps
8 40 (12.16%) MVC
9 37 (11.25%) SOA
10 33 (10.03%) E-Commerce
11 31 (9.42%) OO
12 30 (9.12%) Kanban
12 30 (9.12%) Problem-Solving
13 28 (8.51%) Software Engineering
14 27 (8.21%) User Stories
15 26 (7.90%) SDLC
16 25 (7.60%) Migration
17 21 (6.38%) Open Source
18 20 (6.08%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 96 (29.18%) SQL
2 81 (24.62%) JavaScript
3 59 (17.93%) Java 8
4 48 (14.59%) Python
5 34 (10.33%) C#
6 28 (8.51%) C++
7 24 (7.29%) Scala
8 21 (6.38%) PL/SQL
9 16 (4.86%) Groovy
10 13 (3.95%) Bash Shell
10 13 (3.95%) R
11 12 (3.65%) C
12 10 (3.04%) PHP
13 7 (2.13%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.82%) VB
15 5 (1.52%) ABAP
15 5 (1.52%) Go
15 5 (1.52%) VBScript
16 4 (1.22%) Perl
17 3 (0.91%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 30 (9.12%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.60%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.47%) Degree
4 11 (3.34%) ISTQB
5 10 (3.04%) ISEB
6 9 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (2.74%) PMI Certification
6 9 (2.74%) PMP
7 8 (2.43%) Master's Degree
8 5 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.61%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.90%) QA
2 5 (1.52%) PMO
3 3 (0.91%) GDPR
3 3 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.91%) SLA
4 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.30%) GPG13
System Software
1 36 (10.94%) Docker
2 5 (1.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.91%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.91%) VirtualBox
3 3 (0.91%) 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 (0.30%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.30%) iptables
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.30%) Postfix
5 1 (0.30%) Squid
5 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (4.26%) Ansible
1 14 (4.26%) Kubernetes
2 12 (3.65%) Amdocs OSS
3 11 (3.34%) Puppet
4 9 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (2.43%) HP ALM
6 6 (1.82%) Grafana
7 5 (1.52%) Graphite
8 4 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (1.22%) Salt
9 3 (0.91%) Mesos
9 3 (0.91%) Nagios
9 3 (0.91%) StatsD
9 3 (0.91%) Terraform
9 3 (0.91%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.61%) Kibana
10 2 (0.61%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.30%) Ambari
11 1 (0.30%) Oozie
Vendors
1 52 (15.81%) Oracle
2 27 (8.21%) Microsoft
3 22 (6.69%) Adobe
4 17 (5.17%) IBM
5 15 (4.56%) Amdocs
5 15 (4.56%) SAP
5 15 (4.56%) TIBCO
6 13 (3.95%) HP
7 12 (3.65%) Cramer
8 7 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (2.13%) Splunk
9 5 (1.52%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.52%) VMware
9 5 (1.52%) webMethods
10 4 (1.22%) New Relic
10 4 (1.22%) Tableau
11 3 (0.91%) Google
11 3 (0.91%) KANA
12 2 (0.61%) Hortonworks
12 2 (0.61%) Huawei