Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 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
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 159 61 108
Rank change year-on-year -98 +47 -49
Contract jobs citing Java 8 31 69 91
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.78% 3.30% 1.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.61% 6.67% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 62 82
10th Percentile £403 £380 £410
25th Percentile £513 £506 £506
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £588 £573 £550
Median % change year-on-year +2.62% +4.09% -4.35%
75th Percentile £638 £638 £625
90th Percentile £770 £650 £688
Central London median daily rate £600 £566 £550
% change year-on-year +5.96% +2.95% -4.35%

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 1,927 1,034 2,397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 48.55% 49.52% 48.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,526 799 1,940
10th Percentile £413 £362 £390
25th Percentile £500 £431 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £688 £638 £625
90th Percentile £775 £700 £688
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 13
10th Percentile £43.45 - £21.00
25th Percentile £48.00 £12.75 £21.17
Median hourly rate £59.25 £14.00 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +323.21% -70.53% +28.07%
75th Percentile £66.25 £22.00 £52.25
90th Percentile £77.63 £31.15 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £59.25 £18.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +229.17% -50.34% -2.26%

Java 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Java 8 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Java 8 in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Java 8 in the City of London

Java 8
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Java 8 in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Java 8 in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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 31 (100.00%) Java
2 24 (77.42%) Microservices
3 22 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (58.06%) TDD
5 16 (51.61%) Spring
6 15 (48.39%) Scrum
7 14 (45.16%) BDD
8 12 (38.71%) Spring Boot
9 11 (35.48%) Git (software)
10 10 (32.26%) Pair Programming
11 9 (29.03%) REST
11 9 (29.03%) Docker
12 8 (25.81%) AWS
12 8 (25.81%) Confluence
12 8 (25.81%) MySQL
12 8 (25.81%) Java 11
13 7 (22.58%) Epics
13 7 (22.58%) JUnit
13 7 (22.58%) Finance
13 7 (22.58%) Maven
13 7 (22.58%) JIRA
13 7 (22.58%) DevOps
13 7 (22.58%) Jenkins
14 6 (19.35%) Mockito
14 6 (19.35%) CI/CD
15 5 (16.13%) Social Skills
15 5 (16.13%) RESTful
15 5 (16.13%) Kanban
15 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
16 4 (12.90%) Web Services

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 8 (25.81%) Confluence
2 4 (12.90%) CMS
2 4 (12.90%) Headless CMS
2 4 (12.90%) Magnolia
3 1 (3.23%) Mule
3 1 (3.23%) Mule ESB
3 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.81%) AWS
2 4 (12.90%) GitHub
3 3 (9.68%) Azure
4 1 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (3.23%) Apigee
4 1 (3.23%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) HTTP
1 1 (3.23%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) MySQL
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
2 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (3.23%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (3.23%) Big Data
4 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (35.48%) Git (software)
2 7 (22.58%) Jenkins
2 7 (22.58%) JIRA
2 7 (22.58%) JUnit
2 7 (22.58%) Maven
3 6 (19.35%) Mockito
4 4 (12.90%) Bitbucket
5 3 (9.68%) Cucumber
5 3 (9.68%) jMock
5 3 (9.68%) NUnit
5 3 (9.68%) Selenium
6 1 (3.23%) Artifactory
6 1 (3.23%) GitLab
6 1 (3.23%) Gradle
6 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Social Skills
3 3 (9.68%) Banking
4 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.45%) Front Office
5 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (77.42%) Developer
2 19 (61.29%) Java Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Architect
3 3 (9.68%) CMS Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Senior Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Angular Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Data Modeller
5 1 (3.23%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Python Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Python Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (51.61%) Spring
2 12 (38.71%) Spring Boot
3 9 (29.03%) REST
4 5 (16.13%) RESTful
5 4 (12.90%) JSON
5 4 (12.90%) JSR 170
5 4 (12.90%) Web Services
5 4 (12.90%) YAML
6 3 (9.68%) J2SE
6 3 (9.68%) JAX-RS
7 2 (6.45%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
7 2 (6.45%) HTML
7 2 (6.45%) Kafka
8 1 (3.23%) CSS
8 1 (3.23%) Gherkin
8 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
8 1 (3.23%) HTML5
8 1 (3.23%) J2EE
8 1 (3.23%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Data Structures
1 3 (9.68%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (6.45%) Derivative
2 2 (6.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (6.45%) Interest Rate Derivative
2 2 (6.45%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.23%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
1 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
1 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) Microservices
2 22 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (58.06%) TDD
4 15 (48.39%) Scrum
5 14 (45.16%) BDD
6 10 (32.26%) Pair Programming
7 7 (22.58%) DevOps
7 7 (22.58%) Epics
8 6 (19.35%) CI/CD
9 5 (16.13%) Kanban
10 4 (12.90%) Build Automation
10 4 (12.90%) Continuous Deployment
10 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (12.90%) Functional Testing
10 4 (12.90%) Open Source
10 4 (12.90%) Sprint Planning
10 4 (12.90%) User Stories
11 3 (9.68%) Clean Code
11 3 (9.68%) Integration Testing
11 3 (9.68%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 31 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (25.81%) Java 11
3 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.90%) Groovy
5 3 (9.68%) SQL
6 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
1 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) OCPJP
2 3 (9.68%) Sun Certification
3 1 (3.23%) AWS Certification
3 1 (3.23%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.23%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (29.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Kibana
1 4 (12.90%) Marathon
1 4 (12.90%) Mesos
2 3 (9.68%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.23%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) New Relic
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle
2 3 (9.68%) Sun
3 1 (3.23%) hybris
3 1 (3.23%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) Splunk
3 1 (3.23%) TOWER Software