Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 August 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 SE 8
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 85 182
Rank change year-on-year +32 +97 +85
Contract jobs citing Java 8 318 205 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.53% 3.09% 0.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.48% 6.01% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 167 60
City of London median daily rate £575 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £436 £425 £404
90th Percentile £738 £689 £575
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £463
% change year-on-year - +18.92% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 3,751 3,413 3,268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 53.46% 51.52% 48.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,120 2,733 2,751
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +2.70%
10th Percentile £368 £358 £313
90th Percentile £694 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £455
% change year-on-year +5.00% +9.89% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 11
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.99 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.49% +21.01% -22.81%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.31 £15.16
90th Percentile £50.48 £36.73 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £28.35 £19.00
% change year-on-year -24.15% +49.18% -24.00%

Java 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Java 8 in the City of London

Java 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java 8 in the City of London

Java 8
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java 8 in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java 8 in the City of London

Java 8
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 21 August 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
London Bridge - 20 £575 -
Java 8
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Java 8.

1 317 (99.69%) Java
2 170 (53.46%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (48.74%) TDD
4 118 (37.11%) Spring
5 104 (32.70%) Microservices
6 99 (31.13%) Finance
7 91 (28.62%) REST
8 82 (25.79%) Docker
9 79 (24.84%) Amazon AWS
10 76 (23.90%) Maven
11 73 (22.96%) Git (software)
11 73 (22.96%) Spring Boot
12 71 (22.33%) AngularJS
13 70 (22.01%) Kafka
13 70 (22.01%) JavaScript
14 63 (19.81%) RESTful
15 58 (18.24%) BDD
16 57 (17.92%) Linux
17 54 (16.98%) HTML
17 54 (16.98%) Banking
18 53 (16.67%) Scrum
18 53 (16.67%) Kubernetes
19 51 (16.04%) MongoDB
19 51 (16.04%) NoSQL
20 50 (15.72%) Multithreading
20 50 (15.72%) Hibernate
20 50 (15.72%) Low Latency
21 49 (15.41%) CSS
21 49 (15.41%) Front Office
21 49 (15.41%) Big Data

Java 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 44 (13.84%) Elasticsearch
2 27 (8.49%) Apache Spark
3 21 (6.60%) Apache
4 6 (1.89%) MQSeries
5 4 (1.26%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.94%) CMS
7 2 (0.63%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.63%) Confluence
7 2 (0.63%) Jetty
8 1 (0.31%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.31%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.31%) Mule
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 12 (3.77%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 79 (24.84%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (10.38%) Heroku
3 11 (3.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.26%) GitHub
4 4 (1.26%) PaaS
5 2 (0.63%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.63%) IaaS
5 2 (0.63%) Serverless
6 1 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.31%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.31%) npm
6 1 (0.31%) SaaS
6 1 (0.31%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 43 (13.52%) HTTP
2 42 (13.21%) TCP/IP
3 33 (10.38%) DNS
3 33 (10.38%) FTP
3 33 (10.38%) SSL
4 3 (0.94%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.63%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (16.04%) MongoDB
1 51 (16.04%) NoSQL
2 49 (15.41%) Big Data
3 47 (14.78%) Hadoop
4 34 (10.69%) Apache Cassandra
5 33 (10.38%) PostgreSQL
6 29 (9.12%) Redis
7 24 (7.55%) Apache Hive
8 13 (4.09%) Relational Database
9 11 (3.46%) MySQL
10 8 (2.52%) KDB
10 8 (2.52%) Riak
11 3 (0.94%) Blockchain
11 3 (0.94%) HBase
12 2 (0.63%) Cloud Spanner
12 2 (0.63%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.31%) Hazelcast
13 1 (0.31%) Neo4j
13 1 (0.31%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 76 (23.90%) Maven
2 73 (22.96%) Git (software)
3 45 (14.15%) Gradle
4 40 (12.58%) Jenkins
5 39 (12.26%) JUnit
6 31 (9.75%) GitLab
7 25 (7.86%) Mockito
8 20 (6.29%) gulp
9 13 (4.09%) Eclipse
10 10 (3.14%) TestNG
11 7 (2.20%) Gatling
11 7 (2.20%) Geb
11 7 (2.20%) Spock
12 6 (1.89%) TeamCity
13 5 (1.57%) Cucumber
14 4 (1.26%) IntelliJ
14 4 (1.26%) Selenium
15 3 (0.94%) JIRA
15 3 (0.94%) Subversion
15 3 (0.94%) webpack
General
1 99 (31.13%) Finance
2 54 (16.98%) Banking
3 49 (15.41%) Front Office
4 33 (10.38%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.46%) Publishing
6 4 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.94%) Law
8 2 (0.63%) Legal
8 2 (0.63%) Retail
8 2 (0.63%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.31%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 258 (81.13%) Developer
2 238 (74.84%) Java Developer
3 78 (24.53%) Senior Developer
4 75 (23.58%) Senior Java Developer
5 30 (9.43%) Java Engineer
6 26 (8.18%) Full Stack Developer
6 26 (8.18%) Senior Java Engineer
7 24 (7.55%) Front Office Developer
8 23 (7.23%) Agile Developer
8 23 (7.23%) Agile Java Developer
9 21 (6.60%) Big Data Engineer
10 20 (6.29%) Elasticsearch Engineer
10 20 (6.29%) Hadoop Engineer
10 20 (6.29%) Senior Hadoop Engineer
11 18 (5.66%) Lead Developer
11 18 (5.66%) Lead Java Developer
12 17 (5.35%) Technical Leader
13 10 (3.14%) Ruby Developer
14 8 (2.52%) Architect
14 8 (2.52%) Electronic Trading Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (37.11%) Spring
2 91 (28.62%) REST
3 73 (22.96%) Spring Boot
4 71 (22.33%) AngularJS
5 70 (22.01%) Kafka
6 63 (19.81%) RESTful
7 54 (16.98%) HTML
8 50 (15.72%) Hibernate
9 49 (15.41%) CSS
10 47 (14.78%) Dropwizard
11 45 (14.15%) HTML5
12 37 (11.64%) FIX Protocol
12 37 (11.64%) SOAP
13 34 (10.69%) Guice
13 34 (10.69%) Web Services
14 33 (10.38%) OAuth
14 33 (10.38%) OAuth2
15 32 (10.06%) React
16 23 (7.23%) Ratpack
17 20 (6.29%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.75%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (7.55%) Fintech
3 21 (6.60%) Derivative
4 17 (5.35%) Equities
5 13 (4.09%) Algorithms
6 12 (3.77%) Computer Science
7 11 (3.46%) Fixed Income
7 11 (3.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 10 (3.14%) Credit Risk
9 9 (2.83%) Data Structures
9 9 (2.83%) User Experience
10 8 (2.52%) Equity Derivative
10 8 (2.52%) iPad
11 5 (1.57%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.26%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (1.26%) Minimum Viable Product
13 3 (0.94%) Public Cloud
14 2 (0.63%) Digital Wallet
14 2 (0.63%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 2 (0.63%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 57 (17.92%) Linux
2 17 (5.35%) Unix
3 11 (3.46%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.94%) CoreOS
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (0.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (53.46%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (48.74%) TDD
3 104 (32.70%) Microservices
4 58 (18.24%) BDD
5 53 (16.67%) Scrum
6 50 (15.72%) Low Latency
6 50 (15.72%) Multithreading
7 47 (14.78%) DevOps
8 37 (11.64%) Continuous Integration
9 36 (11.32%) Software Engineering
10 33 (10.38%) OWASP
10 33 (10.38%) Test Automation
11 28 (8.81%) Kanban
12 25 (7.86%) Domain-Driven Design
12 25 (7.86%) Electronic Trading
12 25 (7.86%) Pair Programming
13 21 (6.60%) OO
14 20 (6.29%) Concurrent Programming
15 19 (5.97%) Continuous Delivery
15 19 (5.97%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 317 (99.69%) Java
2 70 (22.01%) JavaScript
3 35 (11.01%) ES6
4 24 (7.55%) TypeScript
5 21 (6.60%) SQL
6 18 (5.66%) Python
7 16 (5.03%) Scala
8 15 (4.72%) Groovy
8 15 (4.72%) Kotlin
9 10 (3.14%) Ruby
10 4 (1.26%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.63%) Clojure
11 2 (0.63%) Java 9
11 2 (0.63%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.31%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.31%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (4.40%) Degree
2 9 (2.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (1.89%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.57%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.94%) QA
2 2 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.31%) MiFID
System Software
1 82 (25.79%) Docker
2 2 (0.63%) HDFS
3 1 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 53 (16.67%) Kubernetes
2 23 (7.23%) Docker Swarm
3 16 (5.03%) Puppet
4 12 (3.77%) Terraform
5 11 (3.46%) Ansible
6 10 (3.14%) Marathon
6 10 (3.14%) Mesos
7 9 (2.83%) Prometheus
8 4 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.31%) Oozie
Vendors
1 13 (4.09%) Oracle
2 12 (3.77%) ION Trading
3 10 (3.14%) TIBCO
4 8 (2.52%) Sybase
5 7 (2.20%) Apple
6 6 (1.89%) Progress
7 4 (1.26%) Google
8 3 (0.94%) AppDynamics
8 3 (0.94%) Escenic
8 3 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.63%) Kony
9 2 (0.63%) Splunk
10 1 (0.31%) CA
10 1 (0.31%) Tableau