Period
to 23 November 2017

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 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 17 33
Rank change year-on-year -12 +16 -6
Contract jobs citing Java 227 323 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.52% 7.51% 4.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.50% 26.80% 18.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 196 161
Berkshire median daily rate £488 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.37% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £350 £275 £293
90th Percentile £588 £528 £575
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +7.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 27
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.50 £12.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +184.00% -66.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £31.25 £12.05 £34.60
90th Percentile £37.75 £32.55 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £22.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +100.00% -43.75% +10.34%

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 1164 1205 1219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 28.32% 28.00% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 695 748
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £286 £275 £250
90th Percentile £538 £528 £506
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 35 44
Berkshire median hourly rate £33.00 £32.00 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -12.93% +13.08%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.25 £16.25
90th Percentile £48.50 £49.20 £54.34
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.80% +7.33% +7.14%

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 23 November 2017.

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 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
Reading -6 55 £500 +14.94% 27
Bracknell -5 39 £400 -11.11% 5
Slough 0 24 £488 +52.34% 3
Newbury -12 22 £465 +69.09% 12
Maidenhead -22 8 £535 +6.47% 3
Wokingham 0 6 £625 +78.57%
Ascot - 1 £525 -
Java
South East

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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Java.

1 102 (44.93%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (28.63%) JavaScript
3 58 (25.55%) Jenkins
4 56 (24.67%) SQL
5 52 (22.91%) HTML
6 48 (21.15%) Continuous Integration
7 47 (20.70%) Web Services
7 47 (20.70%) Spring
8 46 (20.26%) Oracle
9 44 (19.38%) Scrum
9 44 (19.38%) JIRA
10 42 (18.50%) Test Automation
10 42 (18.50%) REST
11 41 (18.06%) C#
11 41 (18.06%) Linux
11 41 (18.06%) DevOps
12 39 (17.18%) Docker
12 39 (17.18%) CSS
13 38 (16.74%) TDD
14 36 (15.86%) Unix
14 36 (15.86%) Git (software)
15 34 (14.98%) AngularJS
15 34 (14.98%) Python
15 34 (14.98%) SOAP
15 34 (14.98%) Maven
16 32 (14.10%) Finance
17 31 (13.66%) RESTful
17 31 (13.66%) Java EE
17 31 (13.66%) Selenium
18 30 (13.22%) Tomcat

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 (13.22%) Tomcat
2 28 (12.33%) Apache Spark
3 26 (11.45%) Apache
4 12 (5.29%) Apache Solr
5 11 (4.85%) Confluence
5 11 (4.85%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (3.96%) JBoss
7 8 (3.52%) CMS
7 8 (3.52%) SharePoint
8 7 (3.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (2.64%) Liferay
9 6 (2.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (2.20%) IIS
11 4 (1.76%) Apache Airflow
11 4 (1.76%) Luigi
11 4 (1.76%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (1.32%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.88%) nginx
13 2 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (1.76%) MS Visio
1 4 (1.76%) Pipeline Pilot
2 2 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.64%) Magento
2 4 (1.76%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.76%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle CRM On Demand
3 2 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.88%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.88%) Sprinklr
3 2 (0.88%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.44%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.37%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (5.73%) Google Analytics
3 8 (3.52%) GitHub
4 5 (2.20%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (2.20%) Bluemix
4 5 (2.20%) IBM Cloud
4 5 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.20%) Serverless
5 4 (1.76%) SaaS
6 3 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.32%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.88%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (0.88%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.88%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.88%) Google Compute Engine
7 2 (0.88%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.85%) Internet
2 7 (3.08%) GSM
2 7 (3.08%) HSPA
2 7 (3.08%) LTE
2 7 (3.08%) VoLTE
2 7 (3.08%) VoWiFi
2 7 (3.08%) WCDMA
3 5 (2.20%) 3G
3 5 (2.20%) Diameter Protocol
3 5 (2.20%) HTTP
4 4 (1.76%) 3GPP
4 4 (1.76%) Firewall
4 4 (1.76%) VPN
5 3 (1.32%) INAP
5 3 (1.32%) Intranet
5 3 (1.32%) SIGTRAN
5 3 (1.32%) SS7
6 2 (0.88%) LDAP
6 2 (0.88%) Network Security
6 2 (0.88%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.78%) Big Data
1 29 (12.78%) SQL Server
2 28 (12.33%) Hadoop
3 26 (11.45%) MySQL
4 22 (9.69%) Apache Hive
5 19 (8.37%) Sqoop
6 18 (7.93%) NoSQL
7 15 (6.61%) HBase
7 15 (6.61%) Oracle Database
8 14 (6.17%) Impala
8 14 (6.17%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (5.73%) Data Lake
10 12 (5.29%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (4.85%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (2.64%) MongoDB
13 6 (2.64%) Star Schema
14 5 (2.20%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (2.20%) Data Mining
14 5 (2.20%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 58 (25.55%) Jenkins
2 44 (19.38%) JIRA
3 36 (15.86%) Git (software)
4 34 (14.98%) Maven
5 31 (13.66%) Selenium
6 26 (11.45%) JUnit
6 26 (11.45%) Subversion
7 24 (10.57%) Bitbucket
8 21 (9.25%) Ant
9 18 (7.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 18 (7.93%) Moq
9 18 (7.93%) MSBuild
9 18 (7.93%) NSubstitute
9 18 (7.93%) Rhino Mocks
10 17 (7.49%) Cucumber
10 17 (7.49%) Eclipse
10 17 (7.49%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (7.05%) NUnit
12 13 (5.73%) SonarQube
13 12 (5.29%) Zephyr
General
1 32 (14.10%) Finance
2 16 (7.05%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.96%) Publishing
4 7 (3.08%) Retail
5 5 (2.20%) Banking
5 5 (2.20%) French Language
5 5 (2.20%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.76%) Marketing
7 2 (0.88%) Billing
7 2 (0.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 102 (44.93%) Developer
2 63 (27.75%) Java Developer
3 28 (12.33%) Architect
4 15 (6.61%) Agile Developer
4 15 (6.61%) Automation Developer
5 14 (6.17%) Big Data Engineer
5 14 (6.17%) Data Engineer
5 14 (6.17%) Hadoop Engineer
6 12 (5.29%) Java Engineer
6 12 (5.29%) Senior Developer
7 11 (4.85%) Consultant
7 11 (4.85%) Senior Java Developer
8 10 (4.41%) Analyst
8 10 (4.41%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (3.52%) Software Engineer
10 7 (3.08%) Agile Java Developer
10 7 (3.08%) C# Developer
10 7 (3.08%) Senior Software Engineer
10 7 (3.08%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 7 (3.08%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (22.91%) HTML
2 47 (20.70%) Spring
2 47 (20.70%) Web Services
3 42 (18.50%) REST
4 39 (17.18%) CSS
5 34 (14.98%) AngularJS
5 34 (14.98%) SOAP
6 31 (13.66%) Java EE
6 31 (13.66%) RESTful
7 27 (11.89%) XML
8 25 (11.01%) Hibernate
8 25 (11.01%) React
9 23 (10.13%) J2EE
10 21 (9.25%) .NET
10 21 (9.25%) Kafka
11 17 (7.49%) Struts
12 16 (7.05%) JSON
13 15 (6.61%) HTML5
13 15 (6.61%) jQuery
14 14 (6.17%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (8.37%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (4.41%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.96%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.64%) Web 2.0
6 4 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.76%) Life Science
6 4 (1.76%) PKI
6 4 (1.76%) Social Media
7 3 (1.32%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.32%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.32%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.88%) Blog
8 2 (0.88%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.88%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.88%) User Experience
9 1 (0.44%) EMV
9 1 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.44%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 41 (18.06%) Linux
2 36 (15.86%) Unix
3 24 (10.57%) Windows
4 15 (6.61%) Windows Server
5 10 (4.41%) Debian
6 8 (3.52%) Android
6 8 (3.52%) Ubuntu
7 6 (2.64%) CentOS
7 6 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.20%) Apple iOS
8 5 (2.20%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.76%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.32%) HPUX
11 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (44.93%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (21.15%) Continuous Integration
3 44 (19.38%) Scrum
4 42 (18.50%) Test Automation
5 41 (18.06%) DevOps
6 38 (16.74%) TDD
7 29 (12.78%) BDD
8 26 (11.45%) Web Development
9 24 (10.57%) Microservices
9 24 (10.57%) OO
10 20 (8.81%) Mentoring
11 19 (8.37%) E-Commerce
12 18 (7.93%) Analytics
12 18 (7.93%) Kanban
12 18 (7.93%) Project Management
12 18 (7.93%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (7.49%) SDLC
14 13 (5.73%) Data Strategy
14 13 (5.73%) Open Source
14 13 (5.73%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 65 (28.63%) JavaScript
2 56 (24.67%) SQL
3 41 (18.06%) C#
4 34 (14.98%) Python
5 21 (9.25%) PHP
5 21 (9.25%) Scala
6 15 (6.61%) C++
6 15 (6.61%) PL/SQL
7 14 (6.17%) Perl
8 13 (5.73%) Ruby
9 11 (4.85%) PowerShell
10 9 (3.96%) C
11 7 (3.08%) Apple Swift
11 7 (3.08%) Objective-C
12 6 (2.64%) Groovy
13 5 (2.20%) Bash Shell
13 5 (2.20%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.32%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.88%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (6.17%) Degree
2 8 (3.52%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.08%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (1.76%) PhD
4 4 (1.76%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.32%) OSCP
6 2 (0.88%) CREST Certified
6 2 (0.88%) ISEB
6 2 (0.88%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.88%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.88%) PMP
7 1 (0.44%) GPEN
7 1 (0.44%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.13%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) ISO 8583
2 1 (0.44%) SLA
2 1 (0.44%) WCAG
System Software
1 39 (17.18%) Docker
2 19 (8.37%) HDFS
3 18 (7.93%) Apache Flume
4 6 (2.64%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.88%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (8.37%) Ansible
1 19 (8.37%) Oozie
2 16 (7.05%) Puppet
3 8 (3.52%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (3.08%) Salt
5 6 (2.64%) Kubernetes
6 5 (2.20%) Ambari
6 5 (2.20%) Galera Cluster
6 5 (2.20%) Hadoop YARN
6 5 (2.20%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (2.20%) OpenNebula
7 4 (1.76%) BladeLogic
7 4 (1.76%) Nagios
7 4 (1.76%) Nessus
7 4 (1.76%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.88%) HP Fortify
8 2 (0.88%) SELinux
8 2 (0.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 46 (20.26%) Oracle
2 18 (7.93%) Google
3 17 (7.49%) Microsoft
3 17 (7.49%) Salesforce.com
4 15 (6.61%) Cloudera
5 10 (4.41%) SAP
6 8 (3.52%) HP
6 8 (3.52%) Talend
7 7 (3.08%) Adobe
7 7 (3.08%) Apple
7 7 (3.08%) IBM
8 6 (2.64%) ATG
8 6 (2.64%) Demandware
8 6 (2.64%) Intershop
9 5 (2.20%) Tableau
10 4 (1.76%) BMC
10 4 (1.76%) Netezza
10 4 (1.76%) RapidMiner
10 4 (1.76%) Remedy
11 3 (1.32%) Cisco