Period
to 24 January 2020

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 24 January 2020 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
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 108 61 63
Rank change year-on-year -47 +2 +65
Contract jobs citing Java 8 90 268 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.83% 3.92% 3.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.78% 7.30% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 247 248
City of London median daily rate £550 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £410 £463 £431
90th Percentile £688 £713 £740
Central London median daily rate £550 £575 £550
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
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 2,378 3,673 3,783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 48.24% 53.70% 53.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,896 3,037 3,206
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £388 £388 £363
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 9
City of London median hourly rate £41.25 £37.09 £27.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.22% +36.91% -1.49%
10th Percentile £22.17 £18.35 £20.45
90th Percentile £54.75 £85.21 £52.10
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.09 £28.00
% change year-on-year -5.63% +32.46% +1.82%

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 24 January 2020.

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 24 January 2020. 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 +17 4 £588 +2.17%
Java 8
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 January 2020, 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 88 (97.78%) Java
2 58 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (54.44%) TDD
3 49 (54.44%) Spring
4 45 (50.00%) Spring Boot
5 42 (46.67%) Microservices
6 34 (37.78%) REST
7 27 (30.00%) BDD
8 25 (27.78%) AWS
9 23 (25.56%) Docker
10 22 (24.44%) Kubernetes
11 20 (22.22%) Git (software)
12 19 (21.11%) JavaScript
12 19 (21.11%) Linux
13 18 (20.00%) Test Automation
13 18 (20.00%) Pair Programming
13 18 (20.00%) Kafka
14 17 (18.89%) MongoDB
14 17 (18.89%) Finance
15 16 (17.78%) SQL
15 16 (17.78%) AngularJS
16 15 (16.67%) Dropwizard
16 15 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
17 14 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
17 14 (15.56%) Software Engineering
17 14 (15.56%) Scrum
17 14 (15.56%) Gradle
17 14 (15.56%) DevOps
17 14 (15.56%) TypeScript
18 13 (14.44%) SOAP

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 10 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.33%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (2.22%) Apache
3 2 (2.22%) Confluence
4 1 (1.11%) Camunda
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 25 (27.78%) AWS
2 5 (5.56%) GCP
3 2 (2.22%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.11%) Amazon EKS
4 1 (1.11%) Azure
4 1 (1.11%) Heroku
4 1 (1.11%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.11%) PaaS
4 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.22%) HTTP
1 11 (12.22%) TCP/IP
2 10 (11.11%) DNS
2 10 (11.11%) FTP
2 10 (11.11%) SSL
3 1 (1.11%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.11%) IPv4
3 1 (1.11%) IPv6
3 1 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.89%) MongoDB
2 11 (12.22%) NoSQL
3 6 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 6 (6.67%) Redis
4 5 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (4.44%) MySQL
6 3 (3.33%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.22%) Big Data
7 2 (2.22%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.11%) CockroachDB
8 1 (1.11%) Data Lake
8 1 (1.11%) DB2
8 1 (1.11%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 20 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 14 (15.56%) Gradle
3 12 (13.33%) Jenkins
4 11 (12.22%) GitLab
4 11 (12.22%) JUnit
4 11 (12.22%) Maven
5 9 (10.00%) Gatling
5 9 (10.00%) Geb
5 9 (10.00%) Spock
6 8 (8.89%) gulp
7 6 (6.67%) Mockito
7 6 (6.67%) TestNG
8 5 (5.56%) TeamCity
9 4 (4.44%) Grunt
9 4 (4.44%) IntelliJ
9 4 (4.44%) Subversion
10 3 (3.33%) Cucumber
10 3 (3.33%) Selenium
11 2 (2.22%) JIRA
11 2 (2.22%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (18.89%) Finance
2 10 (11.11%) Banking
3 3 (3.33%) Advertising
3 3 (3.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.11%) Front Office
4 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Marketing
4 1 (1.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 81 (90.00%) Developer
2 75 (83.33%) Java Developer
3 15 (16.67%) AWS Developer
4 12 (13.33%) Full Stack Developer
5 9 (10.00%) Agile Developer
5 9 (10.00%) Agile Java Developer
6 6 (6.67%) React Developer
6 6 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 6 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (3.33%) Architect
7 3 (3.33%) Java Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) Report Developer
8 2 (2.22%) Analyst
8 2 (2.22%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 2 (2.22%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 2 (2.22%) Java Scala Developer
8 2 (2.22%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (2.22%) Python Developer
8 2 (2.22%) Scala Developer
8 2 (2.22%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (54.44%) Spring
2 45 (50.00%) Spring Boot
3 34 (37.78%) REST
4 18 (20.00%) Kafka
5 16 (17.78%) AngularJS
6 15 (16.67%) Dropwizard
7 13 (14.44%) SOAP
8 12 (13.33%) Guice
8 12 (13.33%) React
9 11 (12.22%) HTML
9 11 (12.22%) OAuth
9 11 (12.22%) OAuth2
9 11 (12.22%) RESTful
10 10 (11.11%) Ratpack
10 10 (11.11%) Web Services
11 9 (10.00%) CSS
11 9 (10.00%) WireMock
12 8 (8.89%) Ember.js
13 7 (7.78%) HTML5
14 5 (5.56%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.78%) Algorithms
2 6 (6.67%) Data Structures
3 5 (5.56%) Derivative
3 5 (5.56%) Equities
3 5 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.33%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 2 (2.22%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.11%) AS400
7 1 (1.11%) EPoS
7 1 (1.11%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.11%) iSeries
7 1 (1.11%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.11%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.11%) NHS
7 1 (1.11%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.11%) Semantic Web
7 1 (1.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.11%) Linux
2 6 (6.67%) Unix
3 2 (2.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (54.44%) TDD
3 42 (46.67%) Microservices
4 27 (30.00%) BDD
5 18 (20.00%) Pair Programming
5 18 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 15 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
7 14 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (15.56%) DevOps
7 14 (15.56%) Scrum
7 14 (15.56%) Software Engineering
8 11 (12.22%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 10 (11.11%) Computer Science
9 10 (11.11%) E-Commerce
9 10 (11.11%) Low Latency
9 10 (11.11%) OWASP
10 9 (10.00%) Kanban
11 8 (8.89%) Multithreading
11 8 (8.89%) SOA
12 7 (7.78%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 88 (97.78%) Java
2 19 (21.11%) JavaScript
3 16 (17.78%) SQL
4 14 (15.56%) TypeScript
5 7 (7.78%) ES6
6 5 (5.56%) Python
7 4 (4.44%) ANSI SQL
7 4 (4.44%) Scala
8 2 (2.22%) C#
8 2 (2.22%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.11%) C++
9 1 (1.11%) Go
9 1 (1.11%) Groovy
9 1 (1.11%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.11%) RPG
9 1 (1.11%) Ruby
9 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (8.89%) Degree
2 3 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.11%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (1.11%) ISEB
3 1 (1.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 23 (25.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (24.44%) Kubernetes
2 10 (11.11%) Docker Swarm
3 9 (10.00%) Terraform
4 1 (1.11%) Ansible
4 1 (1.11%) Grafana
4 1 (1.11%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 7 (7.78%) Oracle
2 4 (4.44%) New Relic
2 4 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (2.22%) GoCardless
3 2 (2.22%) Zuora
4 1 (1.11%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.11%) Google
4 1 (1.11%) IBM
4 1 (1.11%) Sybase
4 1 (1.11%) TOWER Software