Period
to 18 April 2019

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 18 April 2019 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
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 77 54 106
Rank change year-on-year -23 +52 +74
Contract jobs citing Java 8 220 298 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.25% 4.25% 2.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.37% 7.97% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 283 121
City of London median daily rate £575 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.55% -
10th Percentile £463 £425 £425
90th Percentile £688 £775 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £538
% change year-on-year - +2.33% +2.38%
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 3,456 3,737 3,077
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 51.11% 53.27% 49.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,799 3,188 2,532
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £489
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.42% +2.89%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £713 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 3
City of London median hourly rate £28.75 £21.50 £28.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.72% -24.15% +9.02%
10th Percentile £18.39 £13.20 £26.92
90th Percentile £57.78 £50.18 £35.95
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £28.35
% change year-on-year +62.79% -24.15% +9.02%

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 18 April 2019.

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 18 April 2019. 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 - 26 £575 -
Moorgate - 1 - -
Java 8
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2019, 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.

1 220 (100.00%) Java
2 141 (64.09%) Microservices
3 140 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 132 (60.00%) Spring
5 114 (51.82%) TDD
6 107 (48.64%) Spring Boot
7 106 (48.18%) Docker
8 85 (38.64%) Kubernetes
9 75 (34.09%) Amazon AWS
10 54 (24.55%) MongoDB
10 54 (24.55%) DevOps
10 54 (24.55%) Finance
11 53 (24.09%) Kafka
12 51 (23.18%) NoSQL
12 51 (23.18%) JavaScript
13 47 (21.36%) RESTful
14 46 (20.91%) BDD
15 44 (20.00%) Redis
16 43 (19.55%) Maven
16 43 (19.55%) Apache Cassandra
17 42 (19.09%) REST
18 41 (18.64%) Git (software)
19 39 (17.73%) Hibernate
20 38 (17.27%) AngularJS
21 36 (16.36%) Linux
22 35 (15.91%) Banking
23 32 (14.55%) HTML
23 32 (14.55%) Terraform
24 30 (13.64%) CSS
25 29 (13.18%) Software Engineering

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 23 (10.45%) Apache Spark
2 21 (9.55%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (7.73%) Apache
4 16 (7.27%) Confluence
5 4 (1.82%) Mule
6 2 (0.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.91%) JBoss
6 2 (0.91%) Magnolia
7 1 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.45%) CMS
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.45%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 75 (34.09%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.00%) Heroku
3 7 (3.18%) Amazon SQS
3 7 (3.18%) OpenShift
4 5 (2.27%) Amazon Kinesis
4 5 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (2.27%) SaaS
5 4 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.36%) Datadog
6 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (1.36%) PaaS
6 3 (1.36%) Serverless
7 2 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.91%) Amazon Glacier
7 2 (0.91%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.91%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (0.91%) GitHub
7 2 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.09%) HTTP
2 19 (8.64%) DNS
2 19 (8.64%) FTP
2 19 (8.64%) SSL
2 19 (8.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (24.55%) MongoDB
2 51 (23.18%) NoSQL
3 44 (20.00%) Redis
4 43 (19.55%) Apache Cassandra
5 25 (11.36%) PostgreSQL
6 22 (10.00%) Hadoop
6 22 (10.00%) Riak
7 18 (8.18%) Big Data
8 12 (5.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 8 (3.64%) Relational Database
9 8 (3.64%) SQL Server
10 7 (3.18%) Apache Kudu
10 7 (3.18%) Impala
11 5 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (1.36%) Amazon Aurora
12 3 (1.36%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.91%) Apache Ignite
13 2 (0.91%) Cloud Spanner
13 2 (0.91%) Couchbase
14 1 (0.45%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 43 (19.55%) Maven
2 41 (18.64%) Git (software)
3 27 (12.27%) Gradle
4 20 (9.09%) gulp
5 19 (8.64%) Cucumber
5 19 (8.64%) GitLab
5 19 (8.64%) Jenkins
5 19 (8.64%) JIRA
6 14 (6.36%) JUnit
7 13 (5.91%) Spock
8 12 (5.45%) Gatling
9 11 (5.00%) Geb
10 9 (4.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (3.64%) Selenium
11 8 (3.64%) webpack
12 7 (3.18%) Babel
12 7 (3.18%) FishEye
12 7 (3.18%) jMock
12 7 (3.18%) Subversion
13 6 (2.73%) Mockito
General
1 54 (24.55%) Finance
2 35 (15.91%) Banking
3 21 (9.55%) Front Office
4 14 (6.36%) Investment Banking
5 12 (5.45%) Retail
6 7 (3.18%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.36%) Back Office
8 2 (0.91%) Law
9 1 (0.45%) Billing
9 1 (0.45%) Games
9 1 (0.45%) Legal
9 1 (0.45%) Marketing
9 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 173 (78.64%) Developer
2 153 (69.55%) Java Developer
3 47 (21.36%) Senior Developer
4 44 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 20 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
6 15 (6.82%) Java Engineer
7 13 (5.91%) Agile Developer
7 13 (5.91%) Agile Java Developer
8 12 (5.45%) AWS Developer
9 9 (4.09%) Junior
9 9 (4.09%) Junior Developer
9 9 (4.09%) Junior Java Developer
9 9 (4.09%) Technical Leader
10 8 (3.64%) Analyst
10 8 (3.64%) Analyst Programmer
10 8 (3.64%) Java Analyst Programmer
10 8 (3.64%) Java Programmer
10 8 (3.64%) Programmer
11 7 (3.18%) Senior Java Analyst Programmer
11 7 (3.18%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (60.00%) Spring
2 107 (48.64%) Spring Boot
3 53 (24.09%) Kafka
4 47 (21.36%) RESTful
5 42 (19.09%) REST
6 39 (17.73%) Hibernate
7 38 (17.27%) AngularJS
8 32 (14.55%) HTML
9 30 (13.64%) CSS
10 26 (11.82%) HTML5
11 23 (10.45%) Dropwizard
12 22 (10.00%) SOAP
13 20 (9.09%) OAuth
13 20 (9.09%) Web Services
14 19 (8.64%) Ember.js
14 19 (8.64%) Guice
14 19 (8.64%) OAuth2
14 19 (8.64%) Ratpack
15 17 (7.73%) React
16 11 (5.00%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.27%) Fixed Income
2 15 (6.82%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (4.55%) Fintech
5 9 (4.09%) Mobile App
6 8 (3.64%) User Experience
7 7 (3.18%) Equities
8 6 (2.73%) Derivative
9 5 (2.27%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.82%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.82%) Equity Derivative
10 4 (1.82%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.36%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (0.91%) Credit Derivative
12 2 (0.91%) OTC Derivatives
13 1 (0.45%) Cloud Native
13 1 (0.45%) Credit Risk
13 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
13 1 (0.45%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 36 (16.36%) Linux
2 16 (7.27%) Unix
3 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (64.09%) Microservices
2 140 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (51.82%) TDD
4 54 (24.55%) DevOps
5 46 (20.91%) BDD
6 29 (13.18%) Software Engineering
7 24 (10.91%) Scrum
8 20 (9.09%) Domain-Driven Design
9 19 (8.64%) OWASP
10 17 (7.73%) OO
11 16 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (6.36%) E-Commerce
12 14 (6.36%) Migration
12 14 (6.36%) Test Automation
13 12 (5.45%) Pair Programming
13 12 (5.45%) SDLC
14 10 (4.55%) Continuous Delivery
14 10 (4.55%) Data Modelling
14 10 (4.55%) Low Latency
14 10 (4.55%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 220 (100.00%) Java
2 51 (23.18%) JavaScript
3 29 (13.18%) ES6
4 21 (9.55%) TypeScript
5 17 (7.73%) SQL
6 9 (4.09%) Scala
7 7 (3.18%) ES7
7 7 (3.18%) Python
8 4 (1.82%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.82%) C#
9 2 (0.91%) Go
10 1 (0.45%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.45%) Ruby
10 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (2.73%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.27%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.18%) QA
2 2 (0.91%) Data Quality
System Software
1 106 (48.18%) Docker
2 7 (3.18%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 85 (38.64%) Kubernetes
2 32 (14.55%) Terraform
3 19 (8.64%) Docker Swarm
4 11 (5.00%) Mesos
5 10 (4.55%) Marathon
6 6 (2.73%) Ansible
7 4 (1.82%) Kibana
7 4 (1.82%) logstash
8 2 (0.91%) Istio
8 2 (0.91%) linkerd
9 1 (0.45%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 12 (5.45%) Oracle
2 8 (3.64%) hybris
2 8 (3.64%) Sybase
3 7 (3.18%) Atlassian
4 4 (1.82%) Google
5 2 (0.91%) Adobe
5 2 (0.91%) Dynatrace
5 2 (0.91%) Kony
5 2 (0.91%) New Relic
5 2 (0.91%) Splunk
6 1 (0.45%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.45%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.45%) IBM
6 1 (0.45%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.45%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.45%) Progress
6 1 (0.45%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.45%) Spotify