Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 72 131
Rank change year-on-year +9 +59 +101
Contract jobs citing Java 8 280 243 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.97% 3.40% 1.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.28% 6.46% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 223 106
City of London median daily rate £575 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £463 £431 £409
90th Percentile £713 £744 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
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 3,847 3,763 3,295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 54.52% 52.66% 50.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,186 3,151 2,767
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £386 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £688 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 10
City of London median hourly rate £37.09 £24.49 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.48% -10.96% +8.16%
10th Percentile £16.10 £13.35 £16.06
90th Percentile £74.46 £30.00 £55.19
Central London median hourly rate £37.09 £25.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year +43.83% -6.23% +8.16%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 - 36 £575 -
Java 8
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 279 (99.64%) Java
2 171 (61.07%) Agile Software Development
3 158 (56.43%) Spring
4 145 (51.79%) Microservices
5 139 (49.64%) TDD
6 116 (41.43%) Spring Boot
7 100 (35.71%) Docker
8 97 (34.64%) Amazon AWS
9 73 (26.07%) Kubernetes
10 72 (25.71%) Maven
10 72 (25.71%) JavaScript
11 70 (25.00%) Finance
11 70 (25.00%) RESTful
12 62 (22.14%) REST
13 58 (20.71%) Git (software)
14 57 (20.36%) MongoDB
14 57 (20.36%) Kafka
14 57 (20.36%) Hibernate
15 56 (20.00%) AngularJS
16 55 (19.64%) BDD
17 52 (18.57%) DevOps
18 50 (17.86%) NoSQL
19 48 (17.14%) Apache Cassandra
20 47 (16.79%) HTML
20 47 (16.79%) CSS
21 44 (15.71%) Hadoop
21 44 (15.71%) Redis
22 41 (14.64%) Elasticsearch
22 41 (14.64%) Linux
23 36 (12.86%) Banking

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 41 (14.64%) Elasticsearch
2 35 (12.50%) Apache Spark
3 15 (5.36%) Apache
4 12 (4.29%) Confluence
5 6 (2.14%) CMS
6 5 (1.79%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (1.43%) MQSeries
7 4 (1.43%) Mule
8 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.36%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 7 (2.50%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 97 (34.64%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (10.00%) Heroku
3 9 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.79%) PaaS
6 3 (1.07%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.71%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (0.71%) Apigee
7 2 (0.71%) GitHub
7 2 (0.71%) IaaS
7 2 (0.71%) SaaS
8 1 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.36%) Slack
8 1 (0.36%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 29 (10.36%) HTTP
2 28 (10.00%) DNS
2 28 (10.00%) FTP
2 28 (10.00%) SSL
2 28 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (20.36%) MongoDB
2 50 (17.86%) NoSQL
3 48 (17.14%) Apache Cassandra
4 44 (15.71%) Hadoop
4 44 (15.71%) Redis
5 36 (12.86%) Big Data
6 24 (8.57%) Riak
7 21 (7.50%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (5.00%) Relational Database
9 12 (4.29%) Apache Hive
10 10 (3.57%) SQL Server
11 9 (3.21%) MySQL
12 8 (2.86%) Apache Kudu
12 8 (2.86%) Impala
13 4 (1.43%) Cloud Spanner
14 3 (1.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (1.07%) Couchbase
15 2 (0.71%) HBase
15 2 (0.71%) KDB
16 1 (0.36%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 72 (25.71%) Maven
2 58 (20.71%) Git (software)
3 35 (12.50%) Gradle
4 31 (11.07%) JUnit
5 29 (10.36%) GitLab
6 26 (9.29%) gulp
7 19 (6.79%) Jenkins
8 17 (6.07%) JIRA
9 13 (4.64%) Cucumber
10 11 (3.93%) Subversion
10 11 (3.93%) TestNG
11 9 (3.21%) Gatling
11 9 (3.21%) Mockito
11 9 (3.21%) Spock
12 8 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (2.86%) FishEye
12 8 (2.86%) Geb
12 8 (2.86%) jMock
13 5 (1.79%) IntelliJ
14 4 (1.43%) Selenium
General
1 70 (25.00%) Finance
2 36 (12.86%) Banking
3 27 (9.64%) Front Office
4 11 (3.93%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.50%) Law
5 7 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.79%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.71%) Games
7 2 (0.71%) Legal
8 1 (0.36%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.36%) Marketing
8 1 (0.36%) Publishing
8 1 (0.36%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 215 (76.79%) Developer
2 203 (72.50%) Java Developer
3 72 (25.71%) Senior Developer
4 71 (25.36%) Senior Java Developer
5 22 (7.86%) Technical Leader
6 21 (7.50%) Agile Developer
6 21 (7.50%) Agile Java Developer
6 21 (7.50%) Java Engineer
7 17 (6.07%) Senior Java Engineer
8 16 (5.71%) Lead Developer
8 16 (5.71%) Lead Java Developer
9 15 (5.36%) Full Stack Developer
10 13 (4.64%) Big Data Engineer
11 12 (4.29%) Elasticsearch Engineer
11 12 (4.29%) Hadoop Engineer
11 12 (4.29%) Senior Hadoop Engineer
11 12 (4.29%) Technical Developer
12 8 (2.86%) Apache Spark Developer
12 8 (2.86%) AWS Developer
13 7 (2.50%) Senior Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (56.43%) Spring
2 116 (41.43%) Spring Boot
3 70 (25.00%) RESTful
4 62 (22.14%) REST
5 57 (20.36%) Hibernate
5 57 (20.36%) Kafka
6 56 (20.00%) AngularJS
7 47 (16.79%) CSS
7 47 (16.79%) HTML
8 35 (12.50%) HTML5
9 34 (12.14%) Dropwizard
10 30 (10.71%) SOAP
11 29 (10.36%) OAuth
11 29 (10.36%) OAuth2
12 27 (9.64%) Guice
13 26 (9.29%) Ember.js
13 26 (9.29%) Ratpack
14 20 (7.14%) React
15 19 (6.79%) FIX Protocol
16 17 (6.07%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.86%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (6.79%) Fixed Income
3 17 (6.07%) Fintech
4 16 (5.71%) Equities
5 10 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (3.21%) Derivative
6 9 (3.21%) User Experience
7 7 (2.50%) Algorithms
7 7 (2.50%) iPad
7 7 (2.50%) Mobile App
8 6 (2.14%) Data Structures
8 6 (2.14%) Equity Derivative
9 3 (1.07%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.71%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.71%) Digital Wallet
10 2 (0.71%) Mobile Payment
11 1 (0.36%) Bitcoin
11 1 (0.36%) Online Games
11 1 (0.36%) OTC Derivatives
11 1 (0.36%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 41 (14.64%) Linux
2 13 (4.64%) Unix
3 6 (2.14%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.07%) VMS
5 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (61.07%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (51.79%) Microservices
3 139 (49.64%) TDD
4 55 (19.64%) BDD
5 52 (18.57%) DevOps
6 32 (11.43%) OO
7 30 (10.71%) Domain-Driven Design
8 28 (10.00%) OWASP
9 26 (9.29%) Low Latency
10 24 (8.57%) Scrum
11 23 (8.21%) Software Engineering
12 21 (7.50%) Test Automation
13 20 (7.14%) Multithreading
13 20 (7.14%) MVC
14 17 (6.07%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
15 16 (5.71%) Computer Science
15 16 (5.71%) Open Source
16 14 (5.00%) Algorithmic Trading
17 13 (4.64%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 279 (99.64%) Java
2 72 (25.71%) JavaScript
3 33 (11.79%) ES6
4 29 (10.36%) SQL
5 28 (10.00%) TypeScript
6 11 (3.93%) Scala
7 5 (1.79%) Kotlin
8 3 (1.07%) C#
8 3 (1.07%) Python
8 3 (1.07%) Ruby
9 2 (0.71%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.71%) Go
9 2 (0.71%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.71%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.36%) Clojure
10 1 (0.36%) ES7
10 1 (0.36%) Groovy
10 1 (0.36%) Perl
10 1 (0.36%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (6.07%) Degree
2 10 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.36%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.36%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.71%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 100 (35.71%) Docker
2 9 (3.21%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 73 (26.07%) Kubernetes
2 26 (9.29%) Docker Swarm
3 24 (8.57%) Terraform
4 7 (2.50%) Ansible
5 5 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.79%) Puppet
6 3 (1.07%) Marathon
6 3 (1.07%) Mesos
7 1 (0.36%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 17 (6.07%) Oracle
2 11 (3.93%) Sybase
3 10 (3.57%) Google
4 8 (2.86%) Atlassian
4 8 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (2.50%) ION Trading
5 7 (2.50%) Progress
6 6 (2.14%) Apple
6 6 (2.14%) Escenic
7 4 (1.43%) Kony
8 3 (1.07%) MapR
8 3 (1.07%) MuleSoft
8 3 (1.07%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.71%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.71%) Splunk
10 1 (0.36%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.36%) Dynatrace
10 1 (0.36%) IBM
10 1 (0.36%) New Relic
10 1 (0.36%) Perfecto Mobile