Period
to 16 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 75 168
Rank change year-on-year +18 +93 +78
Contract jobs citing Java 8 304 221 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.34% 3.23% 1.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.09% 6.24% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 190 76
City of London median daily rate £575 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £425 £431 £403
90th Percentile £713 £713 £675
Central London median daily rate £563 £550 £500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +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 3,756 3,542 3,308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 53.58% 51.69% 49.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,124 2,873 2,791
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £375 £363 £319
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £471
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.27% +1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 12
City of London median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.33% -21.82% +15.79%
10th Percentile £12.65 £13.30 £16.66
90th Percentile £58.44 £30.00 £56.68
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +2.33% -21.82% +15.79%

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 October 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 October 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 - 22 £575 -
Java 8
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 303 (99.67%) Java
2 161 (52.96%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (49.34%) TDD
4 137 (45.07%) Spring
5 116 (38.16%) Microservices
6 92 (30.26%) Docker
7 90 (29.61%) Spring Boot
8 86 (28.29%) Amazon AWS
8 86 (28.29%) REST
9 80 (26.32%) Finance
10 70 (23.03%) JavaScript
11 69 (22.70%) Maven
12 68 (22.37%) Git (software)
13 66 (21.71%) Kafka
14 65 (21.38%) AngularJS
15 64 (21.05%) Kubernetes
16 59 (19.41%) BDD
16 59 (19.41%) RESTful
17 53 (17.43%) Linux
18 50 (16.45%) Hibernate
18 50 (16.45%) Hadoop
18 50 (16.45%) MongoDB
19 49 (16.12%) HTML
20 48 (15.79%) CSS
20 48 (15.79%) NoSQL
21 46 (15.13%) Big Data
22 44 (14.47%) Gradle
22 44 (14.47%) Elasticsearch
23 43 (14.14%) Dropwizard
24 42 (13.82%) Multithreading

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 (14.47%) Elasticsearch
2 30 (9.87%) Apache Spark
3 19 (6.25%) Apache
4 7 (2.30%) Confluence
5 6 (1.97%) CMS
5 6 (1.97%) MQSeries
6 5 (1.64%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.32%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.99%) Mule
9 2 (0.66%) Jetty
10 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 7 (2.30%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 86 (28.29%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (10.20%) Heroku
3 12 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.97%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.64%) PaaS
6 4 (1.32%) GitHub
7 2 (0.66%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.66%) IaaS
7 2 (0.66%) Serverless
8 1 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.33%) npm
8 1 (0.33%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.33%) SaaS
8 1 (0.33%) Slack
8 1 (0.33%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 40 (13.16%) HTTP
2 39 (12.83%) TCP/IP
3 31 (10.20%) DNS
3 31 (10.20%) FTP
3 31 (10.20%) SSL
4 1 (0.33%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (16.45%) Hadoop
1 50 (16.45%) MongoDB
2 48 (15.79%) NoSQL
3 46 (15.13%) Big Data
4 36 (11.84%) Apache Cassandra
5 28 (9.21%) PostgreSQL
6 24 (7.89%) Redis
7 20 (6.58%) Apache Hive
8 14 (4.61%) Relational Database
9 12 (3.95%) MySQL
10 10 (3.29%) Riak
11 6 (1.97%) SQL Server
12 5 (1.64%) Cloud Spanner
13 4 (1.32%) Apache Kudu
13 4 (1.32%) Impala
14 3 (0.99%) HBase
14 3 (0.99%) KDB
15 2 (0.66%) Couchbase
15 2 (0.66%) Hazelcast
15 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 69 (22.70%) Maven
2 68 (22.37%) Git (software)
3 44 (14.47%) Gradle
4 37 (12.17%) JUnit
5 30 (9.87%) Jenkins
6 29 (9.54%) GitLab
7 24 (7.89%) Mockito
8 21 (6.91%) gulp
9 10 (3.29%) JIRA
10 9 (2.96%) Cucumber
11 8 (2.63%) Gatling
11 8 (2.63%) Geb
11 8 (2.63%) Spock
12 7 (2.30%) Subversion
13 6 (1.97%) Eclipse
13 6 (1.97%) TeamCity
14 5 (1.64%) IntelliJ
14 5 (1.64%) TestNG
15 4 (1.32%) jMock
15 4 (1.32%) Selenium
General
1 80 (26.32%) Finance
2 41 (13.49%) Banking
3 32 (10.53%) Front Office
4 20 (6.58%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.63%) Publishing
6 7 (2.30%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (1.97%) Law
8 2 (0.66%) Legal
9 1 (0.33%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.33%) Games
9 1 (0.33%) Marketing
9 1 (0.33%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 236 (77.63%) Developer
2 221 (72.70%) Java Developer
3 74 (24.34%) Senior Developer
4 71 (23.36%) Senior Java Developer
5 27 (8.88%) Java Engineer
6 24 (7.89%) Senior Java Engineer
7 22 (7.24%) Agile Developer
7 22 (7.24%) Agile Java Developer
7 22 (7.24%) Full Stack Developer
8 19 (6.25%) Big Data Engineer
9 18 (5.92%) Elasticsearch Engineer
9 18 (5.92%) Hadoop Engineer
9 18 (5.92%) Senior Hadoop Engineer
10 17 (5.59%) Technical Leader
11 13 (4.28%) Lead Developer
11 13 (4.28%) Lead Java Developer
12 12 (3.95%) Front Office Developer
13 8 (2.63%) Investment Banking Java Developer
13 8 (2.63%) Technical Developer
14 7 (2.30%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (45.07%) Spring
2 90 (29.61%) Spring Boot
3 86 (28.29%) REST
4 66 (21.71%) Kafka
5 65 (21.38%) AngularJS
6 59 (19.41%) RESTful
7 50 (16.45%) Hibernate
8 49 (16.12%) HTML
9 48 (15.79%) CSS
10 43 (14.14%) Dropwizard
11 38 (12.50%) HTML5
12 34 (11.18%) Guice
13 32 (10.53%) OAuth
13 32 (10.53%) OAuth2
13 32 (10.53%) SOAP
14 31 (10.20%) FIX Protocol
15 30 (9.87%) Web Services
16 28 (9.21%) React
17 24 (7.89%) Ratpack
18 21 (6.91%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.89%) Greenfield Project
2 23 (7.57%) Fintech
3 17 (5.59%) Equities
4 15 (4.93%) Fixed Income
5 14 (4.61%) Computer Science
6 12 (3.95%) User Experience
7 11 (3.62%) Derivative
7 11 (3.62%) iPad
8 8 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (2.30%) Credit Risk
10 6 (1.97%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.97%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.64%) Equity Derivative
11 5 (1.64%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.99%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.66%) Analytical Skills
13 2 (0.66%) Digital Wallet
13 2 (0.66%) Mobile Payment
14 1 (0.33%) Bitcoin
14 1 (0.33%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 53 (17.43%) Linux
2 19 (6.25%) Unix
3 9 (2.96%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.99%) CoreOS
4 3 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (0.99%) VMS
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (52.96%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (49.34%) TDD
3 116 (38.16%) Microservices
4 59 (19.41%) BDD
5 42 (13.82%) Multithreading
6 41 (13.49%) DevOps
7 40 (13.16%) Low Latency
7 40 (13.16%) Scrum
8 34 (11.18%) Software Engineering
9 31 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (10.20%) OWASP
10 30 (9.87%) Test Automation
11 28 (9.21%) Domain-Driven Design
12 25 (8.22%) MVC
13 23 (7.57%) OO
13 23 (7.57%) Pair Programming
14 18 (5.92%) Electronic Trading
15 17 (5.59%) Concurrent Programming
15 17 (5.59%) Kanban
16 15 (4.93%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 303 (99.67%) Java
2 70 (23.03%) JavaScript
3 34 (11.18%) ES6
4 29 (9.54%) SQL
5 25 (8.22%) TypeScript
6 14 (4.61%) Python
7 10 (3.29%) Groovy
8 9 (2.96%) Kotlin
8 9 (2.96%) Scala
9 8 (2.63%) Ruby
10 5 (1.64%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.66%) Clojure
11 2 (0.66%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.33%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.33%) Perl
12 1 (0.33%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (4.93%) Degree
2 12 (3.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.32%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.66%) QA
3 1 (0.33%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 92 (30.26%) Docker
2 6 (1.97%) HDFS
3 1 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 64 (21.05%) Kubernetes
2 24 (7.89%) Docker Swarm
3 18 (5.92%) Puppet
4 13 (4.28%) Terraform
5 10 (3.29%) Ansible
6 8 (2.63%) Prometheus
7 7 (2.30%) Marathon
7 7 (2.30%) Mesos
8 5 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.33%) Oozie
Vendors
1 18 (5.92%) Oracle
2 9 (2.96%) Apple
2 9 (2.96%) Google
3 8 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (2.30%) ION Trading
4 7 (2.30%) Sybase
5 6 (1.97%) Escenic
5 6 (1.97%) Progress
6 5 (1.64%) Kony
6 5 (1.64%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.32%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.99%) AppDynamics
8 3 (0.99%) MapR
9 2 (0.66%) Apigee
9 2 (0.66%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.66%) Splunk
10 1 (0.33%) CA
10 1 (0.33%) Perfecto Mobile
10 1 (0.33%) Tableau