Period
to 22 April 2021

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 22 April 2021 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
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 31 21 17
Rank change year-on-year -10 -4 +1
Contract jobs citing Java 74 173 330
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.90% 6.80% 7.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.96% 22.12% 25.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 90 195
10th Percentile £319 £298 £313
25th Percentile £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £581 £538 £541
90th Percentile £625 £600 £625
South East median daily rate £479 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +0.79% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £60.00 - £37.50
South East median hourly rate £58.00 £39.77 £42.50
% change year-on-year +45.84% -6.42% -5.56%

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 412 782 1,278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 27.27% 30.74% 29.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 499 756
10th Percentile £300 £304 £325
25th Percentile £350 £375 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £450
75th Percentile £513 £536 £538
90th Percentile £588 £600 £619
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 9
10th Percentile " " £37.25
25th Percentile £25.50 £18.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate £38.75 £26.73 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +45.00% -40.61% +56.52%
75th Percentile £48.75 £48.31 £47.50
90th Percentile £56.63 £66.25 £48.30
South East median hourly rate £40.06 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.75% -5.56% +5.88%

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Java in Berkshire

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Java in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Java in Berkshire

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Java in Berkshire over the 6 months to 22 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Java in Berkshire

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Java in Berkshire.

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 22 April 2021. 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 +23 43 £450 -5.26% 45
Newbury -4 8 £552 +16.11% 7
Slough -4 6 £550 +37.50% 11
Bracknell -6 5 £388 -22.50% 9
Wokingham +5 3 £456 +14.06% 5
Maidenhead -4 3 £625 +25.00% 2
Java
South East

For the 6 months to 22 April 2021, 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 25 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.08%) JavaScript
3 19 (25.68%) Python
3 19 (25.68%) Git (software)
4 18 (24.32%) DevOps
4 18 (24.32%) Microservices
5 17 (22.97%) Docker
5 17 (22.97%) JIRA
6 15 (20.27%) Scrum
6 15 (20.27%) Azure
7 14 (18.92%) GitHub
7 14 (18.92%) Web Services
7 14 (18.92%) C++
7 14 (18.92%) Kubernetes
8 13 (17.57%) C#
9 12 (16.22%) Windows
9 12 (16.22%) Jenkins
10 11 (14.86%) QA
10 11 (14.86%) Spring Boot
11 10 (13.51%) AWS
11 10 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (12.16%) Android
12 9 (12.16%) Bash Shell
12 9 (12.16%) Node.js
12 9 (12.16%) Computer Science
12 9 (12.16%) Spring
12 9 (12.16%) Maven
12 9 (12.16%) SOAP
12 9 (12.16%) React
12 9 (12.16%) Terraform

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 4 (5.41%) Apache Spark
2 3 (4.05%) Anypoint
2 3 (4.05%) Apache
2 3 (4.05%) Confluence
2 3 (4.05%) DNN
2 3 (4.05%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.70%) nginx
4 1 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.35%) Liferay
4 1 (1.35%) Mule
4 1 (1.35%) Mule ESB
4 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.35%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.35%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 15 (20.27%) Azure
2 14 (18.92%) GitHub
3 10 (13.51%) AWS
4 6 (8.11%) GCP
5 5 (6.76%) Apigee
5 5 (6.76%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (6.76%) IaaS
5 5 (6.76%) Serverless
6 4 (5.41%) npm
7 3 (4.05%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (2.70%) Amazon EKS
9 1 (1.35%) Amazon S3
9 1 (1.35%) PaaS
9 1 (1.35%) Power Platform
9 1 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) Unified Communications
2 4 (5.41%) SSL
3 3 (4.05%) HTTP
3 3 (4.05%) VoIP
4 1 (1.35%) PuTTY
4 1 (1.35%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.81%) MongoDB
2 5 (6.76%) MySQL
3 4 (5.41%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.05%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.70%) HBase
5 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.35%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.35%) Big Data
6 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.35%) Power BI
6 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (25.68%) Git (software)
2 17 (22.97%) JIRA
3 12 (16.22%) Jenkins
4 9 (12.16%) Maven
5 8 (10.81%) Cucumber
6 7 (9.46%) CMake
6 7 (9.46%) GitLab
6 7 (9.46%) Gradle
6 7 (9.46%) JUnit
7 5 (6.76%) JMeter
8 4 (5.41%) LoadRunner
8 4 (5.41%) NeoLoad
8 4 (5.41%) Selenium
8 4 (5.41%) SilkPerformer
8 4 (5.41%) WebLOAD
9 3 (4.05%) Hudson
9 3 (4.05%) Postman
9 3 (4.05%) SonarQube
9 3 (4.05%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (2.70%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (6.76%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.05%) Mandarin Language
2 3 (4.05%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.35%) Back Office
3 1 (1.35%) Banking
3 1 (1.35%) Legal
3 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (31.08%) Developer
2 11 (14.86%) Java Developer
3 8 (10.81%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (9.46%) Full Stack Developer
5 5 (6.76%) Architect
5 5 (6.76%) React Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Performance Tester
6 4 (5.41%) SailPoint Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Security Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Test Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Tester
7 3 (4.05%) Applications Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Designer
7 3 (4.05%) Lead Tester
7 3 (4.05%) Solutions Designer
8 2 (2.70%) Administrator
8 2 (2.70%) Applications Architect
8 2 (2.70%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.92%) Web Services
2 11 (14.86%) Spring Boot
3 9 (12.16%) Node.js
3 9 (12.16%) React
3 9 (12.16%) SOAP
3 9 (12.16%) Spring
4 8 (10.81%) REST
5 7 (9.46%) AngularJS
5 7 (9.46%) JDBC
5 7 (9.46%) XML
5 7 (9.46%) YAML
6 6 (8.11%) .NET
6 6 (8.11%) Gherkin
6 6 (8.11%) HTML
7 5 (6.76%) CSS
7 5 (6.76%) JSON
7 5 (6.76%) LDAP
8 4 (5.41%) Kafka
8 4 (5.41%) OAuth
8 4 (5.41%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Algorithms
2 5 (6.76%) Cloud Native
3 4 (5.41%) Augmented Reality
3 4 (5.41%) Smart Meter
4 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.05%) User Experience
4 3 (4.05%) VLE
5 2 (2.70%) CMDB
5 2 (2.70%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.35%) Clustering
6 1 (1.35%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.35%) Smart City
6 1 (1.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.22%) Windows
2 9 (12.16%) Android
3 5 (6.76%) Linux
4 4 (5.41%) Unix
5 2 (2.70%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.35%) Amazon Linux
6 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.35%) Solaris
6 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (24.32%) DevOps
2 18 (24.32%) Microservices
3 15 (20.27%) Scrum
4 10 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (12.16%) Computer Science
6 8 (10.81%) BDD
6 8 (10.81%) OO
7 7 (9.46%) Infrastructure as Code
7 7 (9.46%) Machine Learning
7 7 (9.46%) Open Source
7 7 (9.46%) OWASP
7 7 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (9.46%) Software Engineering
8 6 (8.11%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (6.76%) Domain-Driven Design
9 5 (6.76%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (6.76%) Software Delivery
9 5 (6.76%) SOLID
9 5 (6.76%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 23 (31.08%) JavaScript
2 19 (25.68%) Python
3 14 (18.92%) C++
4 13 (17.57%) C#
5 9 (12.16%) Bash Shell
6 8 (10.81%) C
7 7 (9.46%) PowerShell
8 6 (8.11%) Go
8 6 (8.11%) SQL
9 4 (5.41%) BeanShell
9 4 (5.41%) VB
10 2 (2.70%) PHP
10 2 (2.70%) Ruby
10 2 (2.70%) Scala
10 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.70%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.70%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (10.81%) Degree
1 8 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.76%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.41%) ISEB
3 4 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (5.41%) Master's Degree
4 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.35%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.86%) QA
2 4 (5.41%) SLA
3 2 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.70%) NIST
System Software
1 17 (22.97%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (18.92%) Kubernetes
2 9 (12.16%) Terraform
3 8 (10.81%) HP ALM
4 6 (8.11%) Ansible
5 3 (4.05%) Grafana
6 2 (2.70%) HP Fortify
7 1 (1.35%) Giant Swarm
7 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (10.81%) HP
2 6 (8.11%) MuleSoft
3 5 (6.76%) Google
4 4 (5.41%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.41%) SAP
4 4 (5.41%) Splunk
5 3 (4.05%) BroadSoft
5 3 (4.05%) TIBCO
5 3 (4.05%) Workday
6 2 (2.70%) ArcSight
6 2 (2.70%) Black Duck
6 2 (2.70%) Micro Focus
6 2 (2.70%) Oracle
6 2 (2.70%) Qualys
6 2 (2.70%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.70%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.70%) Sonatype
7 1 (1.35%) hybris
7 1 (1.35%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.35%) Xamarin