The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Java skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 10 15
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5  
Contract jobs citing Java 31 42 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 9.84% 10.29% 7.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.62% 25.77% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 33 19
Median daily rate £450 £403 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.80% -5.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £320 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £504 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year +2.50% +4.57%  

Java is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 158 163 130
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 50.16% 39.95% 39.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 94 85
Median daily rate £400 £370 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +9.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £315 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing Java as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Java in Cambridge

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in Cambridge

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in Cambridge over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in Cambridge

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in Cambridge

Java
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Java.

1 38 (56.72%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (40.30%) JavaScript
3 25 (37.31%) Git (software)
4 21 (31.34%) REST
5 19 (28.36%) HTML
6 18 (26.87%) HTML5
6 18 (26.87%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (25.37%) Android
8 16 (23.88%) Android Development
9 15 (22.39%) Jenkins
9 15 (22.39%) TDD
10 14 (20.90%) Scrum
10 14 (20.90%) XML
11 13 (19.40%) AngularJS
11 13 (19.40%) Android SDK
11 13 (19.40%) jQuery
12 12 (17.91%) NoSQL
12 12 (17.91%) Data Structures
12 12 (17.91%) SQL
13 11 (16.42%) MVC
13 11 (16.42%) Spring
13 11 (16.42%) Node.js
13 11 (16.42%) BDD
14 10 (14.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (14.93%) RESTful
14 10 (14.93%) Mercurial
14 10 (14.93%) Microsoft Azure
14 10 (14.93%) Relational Database
14 10 (14.93%) JSON
14 10 (14.93%) Selenium

Java
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 (5.97%) Apache Spark
1 4 (5.97%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.99%) Apache
2 2 (2.99%) Apache Pig
2 2 (2.99%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.99%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.49%) Anypoint
3 1 (1.49%) Confluence
3 1 (1.49%) Jupyter
3 1 (1.49%) Mule
3 1 (1.49%) Mule ESB
3 1 (1.49%) SAS
3 1 (1.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (2.99%) OmniGraffle
1 2 (2.99%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (2.99%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.99%) GitHub
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.49%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.91%) NoSQL
2 10 (14.93%) Relational Database
3 9 (13.43%) MongoDB
3 9 (13.43%) SQL Server
4 8 (11.94%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (7.46%) Big Data
6 3 (4.48%) Apache Hive
6 3 (4.48%) Hadoop
6 3 (4.48%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.99%) Data Lake
7 2 (2.99%) Data Mining
7 2 (2.99%) HBase
7 2 (2.99%) MySQL
8 1 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.49%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.49%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (37.31%) Git (software)
2 15 (22.39%) Jenkins
3 10 (14.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 10 (14.93%) Mercurial
3 10 (14.93%) Selenium
4 8 (11.94%) Cucumber
4 8 (11.94%) Subversion
5 6 (8.96%) Android Studio
5 6 (8.96%) IntelliJ
5 6 (8.96%) JUnit
5 6 (8.96%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (8.96%) WebStorm
6 5 (7.46%) Mockito
7 4 (5.97%) Maven
8 3 (4.48%) JIRA
9 2 (2.99%) Grunt
9 2 (2.99%) gulp
9 2 (2.99%) Jasmine
9 2 (2.99%) PhantomJS
9 2 (2.99%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (14.93%) Finance
2 6 (8.96%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.48%) Banking
4 2 (2.99%) Publishing
5 1 (1.49%) Electronics
5 1 (1.49%) Games
5 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (71.64%) Developer
2 21 (31.34%) Java Developer
3 16 (23.88%) Android Developer
4 6 (8.96%) Full Stack Developer
5 5 (7.46%) Java Android Developer
5 5 (7.46%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (7.46%) PHP Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Architect
6 4 (5.97%) Senior Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Web Developer
7 3 (4.48%) C++ Developer
7 3 (4.48%) C++/Java Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (4.48%) PHP Web Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Senior JavaScript Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Senior PHP Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Senior PHP Web Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Web Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (31.34%) REST
2 19 (28.36%) HTML
3 18 (26.87%) HTML5
4 14 (20.90%) XML
5 13 (19.40%) Android SDK
5 13 (19.40%) AngularJS
5 13 (19.40%) jQuery
6 11 (16.42%) Node.js
6 11 (16.42%) Spring
7 10 (14.93%) JSON
7 10 (14.93%) RESTful
8 9 (13.43%) .NET
8 9 (13.43%) Web Services
9 8 (11.94%) CSS
10 6 (8.96%) CSS3
10 6 (8.96%) Hibernate
10 6 (8.96%) JPA
10 6 (8.96%) Material Design
11 5 (7.46%) iOS SDK
11 5 (7.46%) RxJava
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.91%) Data Structures
2 8 (11.94%) Mobile App
3 6 (8.96%) User Experience
4 5 (7.46%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.97%) Digital Media
6 3 (4.48%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.99%) Augmented Reality
7 2 (2.99%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (2.99%) Graphic Design
7 2 (2.99%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.49%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.49%) Online Games
8 1 (1.49%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.37%) Android
2 9 (13.43%) Linux
2 9 (13.43%) Windows
3 8 (11.94%) Apple iOS
4 4 (5.97%) Unix
5 1 (1.49%) CentOS
5 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (56.72%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (26.87%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (23.88%) Android Development
4 15 (22.39%) TDD
5 14 (20.90%) Scrum
6 11 (16.42%) BDD
6 11 (16.42%) MVC
7 9 (13.43%) OO
8 8 (11.94%) Open Source
9 7 (10.45%) Memory Management
9 7 (10.45%) Multithreading
9 7 (10.45%) Web Development
10 6 (8.96%) Service Design
11 5 (7.46%) API Design
11 5 (7.46%) Domain-Driven Design
11 5 (7.46%) Front End Development
11 5 (7.46%) Software Engineering
11 5 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (5.97%) BPMN
12 4 (5.97%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (40.30%) JavaScript
2 12 (17.91%) SQL
3 10 (14.93%) Python
4 9 (13.43%) PHP
5 8 (11.94%) C++
5 8 (11.94%) Scala
6 6 (8.96%) C#
7 5 (7.46%) Ruby
7 5 (7.46%) TypeScript
8 4 (5.97%) Groovy
9 2 (2.99%) Dart
9 2 (2.99%) ECMAScript
9 2 (2.99%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.99%) R
10 1 (1.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (2.99%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) ISEB
2 1 (1.49%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) CDISC
2 1 (1.49%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Grafana
1 2 (2.99%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (1.49%) Ansible
2 1 (1.49%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 10 (14.93%) Oracle
2 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.99%) Hortonworks
3 2 (2.99%) SAP
3 2 (2.99%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.49%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.49%) Apple
4 1 (1.49%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.49%) Google
4 1 (1.49%) IBM
4 1 (1.49%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.49%) PagerDuty
4 1 (1.49%) Rackspace
4 1 (1.49%) Vertica
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