Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 111 52 80
Rank change year-on-year -59 +28 +102
Contract jobs citing Java 8 144 316 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.24% 4.52% 3.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.52% 8.47% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 302 167
City of London median daily rate £570 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.87% +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £412 £440 £425
90th Percentile £681 £738 £689
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
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 3,186 3,732 3,420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 49.53% 53.38% 51.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,580 3,103 2,735
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £405 £368 £358
90th Percentile £675 £700 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +9.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 12
City of London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £22.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -6.49% +21.01%
10th Percentile £21.00 £12.50 £13.31
90th Percentile £56.50 £50.48 £36.73
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £28.35
% change year-on-year +62.79% -24.15% +49.18%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -25 12 £575 -
Java 8
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 144 (100.00%) Java
2 93 (64.58%) Microservices
3 86 (59.72%) Spring
4 75 (52.08%) Agile Software Development
5 71 (49.31%) TDD
6 67 (46.53%) Docker
6 67 (46.53%) Spring Boot
7 48 (33.33%) Kubernetes
8 41 (28.47%) Amazon AWS
9 32 (22.22%) JavaScript
10 30 (20.83%) BDD
10 30 (20.83%) AngularJS
11 29 (20.14%) Kafka
11 29 (20.14%) DevOps
12 27 (18.75%) Linux
12 27 (18.75%) Finance
12 27 (18.75%) Banking
13 26 (18.06%) Hibernate
13 26 (18.06%) RESTful
14 24 (16.67%) REST
15 23 (15.97%) NoSQL
16 20 (13.89%) HTML
16 20 (13.89%) SQL
17 19 (13.19%) Web Services
17 19 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
17 19 (13.19%) Git (software)
17 19 (13.19%) Terraform
18 18 (12.50%) Pair Programming
18 18 (12.50%) Maven
18 18 (12.50%) MongoDB

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 9 (6.25%) Apache Spark
2 6 (4.17%) Confluence
3 5 (3.47%) Apache
3 5 (3.47%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.39%) Magnolia
5 1 (0.69%) CMS
5 1 (0.69%) JBoss
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.69%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 41 (28.47%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.86%) Amazon SQS
2 7 (4.86%) AWS Lambda
2 7 (4.86%) Serverless
3 6 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (3.47%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (2.78%) Datadog
5 4 (2.78%) GitHub
6 3 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (2.08%) PaaS
6 3 (2.08%) SaaS
7 2 (1.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.39%) Amazon Glacier
7 2 (1.39%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.39%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (1.39%) npm
7 2 (1.39%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.69%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.94%) HTTP
2 7 (4.86%) SSL
3 6 (4.17%) DNS
3 6 (4.17%) FTP
3 6 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.97%) NoSQL
2 18 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 17 (11.81%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (9.03%) Redis
5 10 (6.94%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (4.86%) Riak
7 6 (4.17%) Hadoop
8 5 (3.47%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (3.47%) Big Data
9 4 (2.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (2.08%) Amazon Aurora
10 3 (2.08%) Apache Hive
10 3 (2.08%) MySQL
11 2 (1.39%) Blockchain
11 2 (1.39%) SQL Server
12 1 (0.69%) Apache Ignite
12 1 (0.69%) Cloud Spanner
12 1 (0.69%) Hazelcast
12 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 19 (13.19%) Git (software)
2 18 (12.50%) Maven
3 12 (8.33%) Gradle
4 11 (7.64%) Jenkins
4 11 (7.64%) JUnit
5 8 (5.56%) gulp
6 7 (4.86%) GitLab
6 7 (4.86%) Mockito
7 6 (4.17%) Gatling
7 6 (4.17%) Geb
7 6 (4.17%) JIRA
7 6 (4.17%) Spock
8 5 (3.47%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.78%) webpack
10 3 (2.08%) Babel
10 3 (2.08%) IntelliJ
10 3 (2.08%) Jasmine
10 3 (2.08%) Selenium
10 3 (2.08%) TestNG
11 2 (1.39%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (18.75%) Banking
1 27 (18.75%) Finance
2 13 (9.03%) Investment Banking
3 12 (8.33%) Retail
4 7 (4.86%) Financial Institution
5 6 (4.17%) Front Office
6 4 (2.78%) Public Sector
7 3 (2.08%) Games
8 2 (1.39%) Back Office
9 1 (0.69%) Legal
9 1 (0.69%) Marketing
9 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 122 (84.72%) Developer
2 104 (72.22%) Java Developer
3 26 (18.06%) Senior Developer
4 21 (14.58%) Senior Java Developer
5 20 (13.89%) Full Stack Developer
6 11 (7.64%) AWS Developer
7 7 (4.86%) Angular Developer
7 7 (4.86%) Junior
7 7 (4.86%) Junior Developer
7 7 (4.86%) Junior Java Developer
8 6 (4.17%) Scala Developer
9 5 (3.47%) Java Engineer
10 4 (2.78%) Agile Developer
10 4 (2.78%) Agile Java Developer
10 4 (2.78%) Backend Developer
10 4 (2.78%) Technical Leader
11 3 (2.08%) DevOps Engineer
11 3 (2.08%) React Developer
11 3 (2.08%) Senior Scala Developer
12 2 (1.39%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (59.72%) Spring
2 67 (46.53%) Spring Boot
3 30 (20.83%) AngularJS
4 29 (20.14%) Kafka
5 26 (18.06%) Hibernate
5 26 (18.06%) RESTful
6 24 (16.67%) REST
7 20 (13.89%) HTML
8 19 (13.19%) Web Services
9 16 (11.11%) CSS
9 16 (11.11%) HTML5
10 11 (7.64%) React
11 9 (6.25%) Dropwizard
11 9 (6.25%) OAuth
12 8 (5.56%) SOAP
13 7 (4.86%) Guice
13 7 (4.86%) OAuth2
14 6 (4.17%) CSS3
14 6 (4.17%) JMS
14 6 (4.17%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.03%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (6.94%) Equities
3 7 (4.86%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (4.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (4.86%) User Experience
4 6 (4.17%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.78%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.78%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.08%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.39%) Derivative
7 2 (1.39%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.69%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.69%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.69%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.69%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.69%) NHS
8 1 (0.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.75%) Linux
2 7 (4.86%) Unix
3 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (64.58%) Microservices
2 75 (52.08%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (49.31%) TDD
4 30 (20.83%) BDD
5 29 (20.14%) DevOps
6 19 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (12.50%) Pair Programming
8 16 (11.11%) Domain-Driven Design
8 16 (11.11%) Scrum
9 11 (7.64%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (6.94%) Software Engineering
11 9 (6.25%) Test Automation
11 9 (6.25%) Time Management
12 8 (5.56%) E-Commerce
12 8 (5.56%) Kanban
12 8 (5.56%) Low Latency
12 8 (5.56%) OO
13 7 (4.86%) Acceptance Criteria
13 7 (4.86%) Data Protection
13 7 (4.86%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 144 (100.00%) Java
2 32 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 20 (13.89%) SQL
4 16 (11.11%) TypeScript
5 15 (10.42%) ES6
6 13 (9.03%) Scala
7 11 (7.64%) Python
8 3 (2.08%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.08%) ES7
9 2 (1.39%) C#
9 2 (1.39%) Korn
9 2 (1.39%) Kotlin
9 2 (1.39%) Perl
9 2 (1.39%) VBA
10 1 (0.69%) ANSI SQL
10 1 (0.69%) Clojure
10 1 (0.69%) Go
10 1 (0.69%) Haskell
10 1 (0.69%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 6 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 6 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.39%) Degree
3 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.69%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.94%) QA
2 2 (1.39%) Data Quality
System Software
1 67 (46.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 48 (33.33%) Kubernetes
2 19 (13.19%) Terraform
3 7 (4.86%) Ansible
3 7 (4.86%) Marathon
3 7 (4.86%) Mesos
4 6 (4.17%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (2.78%) Kibana
6 3 (2.08%) logstash
7 2 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.69%) Istio
8 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (3.47%) Oracle
2 3 (2.08%) hybris
2 3 (2.08%) Sybase
3 2 (1.39%) Adobe
3 2 (1.39%) Google
3 2 (1.39%) New Relic
4 1 (0.69%) Kony