Period
to 21 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Java 8 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java 8 over the 6 months to 21 November 2019 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 SE 8
London > Central London
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 133 61 76
Rank change year-on-year -72 +15 +81
Contract jobs citing Java 8 122 391 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.65% 4.23% 3.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.33% 7.89% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 370 249
Central London median daily rate £575 £556 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.37% +1.14% +10.00%
10th Percentile £463 £462 £431
90th Percentile £688 £699 £738
London median daily rate £574 £550 £538
% change year-on-year +4.27% +2.33% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +21.43% - -

Java 8 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 Central London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 3,667 4,956 4,398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 49.57% 53.66% 51.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,926 4,057 3,607
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £375 £369 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 19
Central London median hourly rate £31.50 £37.09 £24.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.07% +51.48% -10.96%
10th Percentile £21.02 £16.90 £18.07
90th Percentile £55.18 £63.70 £45.85
London median hourly rate £45.50 £36.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year +23.66% +5.13% +5.48%

Java 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Java 8 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Java 8 in Central London

Java 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java 8 in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java 8 in Central London

Java 8
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java 8 in Central London over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java 8 in Central London

Java 8
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java 8 within the Central London region over the 6 months to 21 November 2019. 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
City of London -60 107 £575 - 74
Southwark 0 4 £588 +2.17%
City of Westminster -17 4 £575 +4.55%
Java 8
London

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Java 8 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 Central London region with a requirement for Java 8.

1 120 (98.36%) Java
2 74 (60.66%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (56.56%) Spring
4 67 (54.92%) Microservices
5 64 (52.46%) TDD
6 59 (48.36%) Spring Boot
7 45 (36.89%) Docker
8 37 (30.33%) BDD
9 31 (25.41%) REST
9 31 (25.41%) AWS
10 29 (23.77%) Kubernetes
10 29 (23.77%) Finance
11 27 (22.13%) JavaScript
11 27 (22.13%) Git (software)
12 26 (21.31%) Linux
13 25 (20.49%) Pair Programming
13 25 (20.49%) Kafka
14 24 (19.67%) AngularJS
15 20 (16.39%) MongoDB
16 19 (15.57%) Domain-Driven Design
16 19 (15.57%) RESTful
16 19 (15.57%) TypeScript
16 19 (15.57%) Continuous Integration
17 18 (14.75%) SQL
17 18 (14.75%) DevOps
18 17 (13.93%) Test Automation
19 16 (13.11%) Jenkins
20 15 (12.30%) Mockito
20 15 (12.30%) Terraform
20 15 (12.30%) Software Engineering

Java 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 7 (5.74%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.28%) Confluence
3 3 (2.46%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (1.64%) Apache
5 1 (0.82%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 31 (25.41%) AWS
2 11 (9.02%) Azure
3 6 (4.92%) GCP
4 3 (2.46%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.64%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (1.64%) npm
6 1 (0.82%) Amazon EKS
6 1 (0.82%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.82%) Datadog
6 1 (0.82%) GitHub
6 1 (0.82%) PaaS
6 1 (0.82%) SaaS
6 1 (0.82%) Serverless
6 1 (0.82%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.84%) HTTP
2 9 (7.38%) DNS
2 9 (7.38%) FTP
2 9 (7.38%) SSL
2 9 (7.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.82%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.39%) MongoDB
2 11 (9.02%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (7.38%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.10%) Redis
5 4 (3.28%) MySQL
5 4 (3.28%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.28%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.46%) Big Data
7 2 (1.64%) Blockchain
7 2 (1.64%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.82%) CockroachDB
8 1 (0.82%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.82%) DB2
8 1 (0.82%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.82%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 27 (22.13%) Git (software)
2 16 (13.11%) Jenkins
3 15 (12.30%) JUnit
3 15 (12.30%) Mockito
4 13 (10.66%) Gradle
4 13 (10.66%) Maven
5 10 (8.20%) GitLab
6 9 (7.38%) Gatling
6 9 (7.38%) Geb
6 9 (7.38%) Spock
7 8 (6.56%) gulp
8 6 (4.92%) Cucumber
9 5 (4.10%) IntelliJ
9 5 (4.10%) TeamCity
10 4 (3.28%) Grunt
10 4 (3.28%) JIRA
10 4 (3.28%) Subversion
10 4 (3.28%) TestNG
11 2 (1.64%) Selenium
11 2 (1.64%) SonarQube
General
1 29 (23.77%) Finance
2 14 (11.48%) Banking
3 7 (5.74%) Financial Institution
4 5 (4.10%) Front Office
5 3 (2.46%) Advertising
5 3 (2.46%) Games
5 3 (2.46%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.46%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.64%) Retail
7 1 (0.82%) Back Office
7 1 (0.82%) Marketing
7 1 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 108 (88.52%) Developer
2 98 (80.33%) Java Developer
3 18 (14.75%) Full Stack Developer
4 15 (12.30%) AWS Developer
5 14 (11.48%) Senior Developer
6 10 (8.20%) Agile Developer
6 10 (8.20%) Agile Java Developer
6 10 (8.20%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (4.92%) Java Engineer
7 6 (4.92%) React Developer
8 4 (3.28%) Architect
8 4 (3.28%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (3.28%) Scala Developer
9 3 (2.46%) Backend Developer
9 3 (2.46%) Report Developer
9 3 (2.46%) Senior Java Engineer
9 3 (2.46%) Senior Scala Developer
9 3 (2.46%) Technical Architect
10 2 (1.64%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 2 (1.64%) Investment Banking Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (56.56%) Spring
2 59 (48.36%) Spring Boot
3 31 (25.41%) REST
4 25 (20.49%) Kafka
5 24 (19.67%) AngularJS
6 19 (15.57%) RESTful
7 14 (11.48%) Dropwizard
8 13 (10.66%) React
9 12 (9.84%) HTML
10 11 (9.02%) SOAP
11 10 (8.20%) Guice
11 10 (8.20%) Hibernate
11 10 (8.20%) OAuth
11 10 (8.20%) OAuth2
11 10 (8.20%) Web Services
12 9 (7.38%) HTML5
12 9 (7.38%) Ratpack
12 9 (7.38%) WireMock
13 8 (6.56%) CSS
14 7 (5.74%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.66%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (8.20%) Equities
3 7 (5.74%) Algorithms
3 7 (5.74%) Data Structures
4 6 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.10%) Derivative
6 4 (3.28%) Fixed Income
6 4 (3.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (2.46%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 3 (2.46%) User Experience
8 1 (0.82%) AS400
8 1 (0.82%) EPoS
8 1 (0.82%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.82%) iSeries
8 1 (0.82%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.82%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.82%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.82%) NHS
8 1 (0.82%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 26 (21.31%) Linux
2 10 (8.20%) Unix
3 4 (3.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (60.66%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (54.92%) Microservices
3 64 (52.46%) TDD
4 37 (30.33%) BDD
5 25 (20.49%) Pair Programming
6 19 (15.57%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (15.57%) Domain-Driven Design
7 18 (14.75%) DevOps
8 17 (13.93%) Test Automation
9 15 (12.30%) Software Engineering
10 14 (11.48%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 14 (11.48%) Scrum
11 11 (9.02%) Kanban
11 11 (9.02%) Low Latency
11 11 (9.02%) OWASP
12 9 (7.38%) Continuous Delivery
13 8 (6.56%) Computer Science
13 8 (6.56%) E-Commerce
13 8 (6.56%) SOA
13 8 (6.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 120 (98.36%) Java
2 27 (22.13%) JavaScript
3 19 (15.57%) TypeScript
4 18 (14.75%) SQL
5 10 (8.20%) ES6
6 8 (6.56%) Python
7 7 (5.74%) Scala
8 4 (3.28%) ANSI SQL
9 3 (2.46%) Kotlin
10 2 (1.64%) Go
11 1 (0.82%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.82%) C#
11 1 (0.82%) C++
11 1 (0.82%) Clojure
11 1 (0.82%) Korn
11 1 (0.82%) Perl
11 1 (0.82%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.82%) RPG
11 1 (0.82%) Ruby
11 1 (0.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (5.74%) Degree
2 2 (1.64%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.64%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.82%) ISEB
3 1 (0.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.92%) QA
2 1 (0.82%) GDPR
System Software
1 45 (36.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 29 (23.77%) Kubernetes
2 15 (12.30%) Terraform
3 9 (7.38%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.82%) Ansible
4 1 (0.82%) Kibana
4 1 (0.82%) Marathon
4 1 (0.82%) Mesos
Vendors
1 8 (6.56%) Oracle
2 4 (3.28%) New Relic
3 3 (2.46%) Sybase
4 2 (1.64%) Google
4 2 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.82%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.82%) IBM