Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 89 175
Rank change year-on-year +38 +86 +95
Contract jobs citing Java 8 313 170 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.53% 2.74% 0.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.63% 5.47% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 142 53
City of London median daily rate £553 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.45% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £425 £425 £381
90th Percentile £745 £675 £588
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +3.63%
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 3,626 3,106 3,147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 52.47% 50.04% 47.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,049 2,518 2,642
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £328 £313
90th Percentile £700 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 12
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £28.35 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.15% +9.02% +0.78%
10th Percentile £12.75 £16.65 £18.50
90th Percentile £48.25 £39.70 £60.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £28.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year -24.15% +9.02% +7.30%

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 20 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java 8 in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 312 (99.68%) Java
2 172 (54.95%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (49.52%) TDD
4 114 (36.42%) Finance
5 105 (33.55%) REST
6 98 (31.31%) Spring
7 87 (27.80%) Microservices
8 79 (25.24%) Git (software)
9 72 (23.00%) Banking
10 69 (22.04%) Scrum
11 67 (21.41%) Linux
12 65 (20.77%) Maven
13 63 (20.13%) Kafka
13 63 (20.13%) AngularJS
13 63 (20.13%) Docker
14 60 (19.17%) BDD
14 60 (19.17%) Multithreading
15 58 (18.53%) HTML
16 54 (17.25%) Front Office
16 54 (17.25%) Amazon AWS
16 54 (17.25%) Spring Boot
17 51 (16.29%) JavaScript
18 50 (15.97%) Continuous Integration
19 48 (15.34%) HTML5
19 48 (15.34%) Investment Banking
20 47 (15.02%) Jenkins
21 45 (14.38%) Low Latency
21 45 (14.38%) CSS
21 45 (14.38%) Big Data
21 45 (14.38%) Scala

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 31 (9.90%) Elasticsearch
2 22 (7.03%) Apache
3 18 (5.75%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.92%) MQSeries
5 5 (1.60%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.28%) Apache Pig
7 3 (0.96%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.64%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.64%) Jetty
9 1 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.32%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.32%) Mule
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 13 (4.15%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.32%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 54 (17.25%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (8.63%) Heroku
3 13 (4.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.96%) npm
5 3 (0.96%) Yarn
6 2 (0.64%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.64%) GitHub
6 2 (0.64%) Serverless
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (12.78%) HTTP
2 36 (11.50%) TCP/IP
3 27 (8.63%) DNS
3 27 (8.63%) FTP
3 27 (8.63%) SSL
4 4 (1.28%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.64%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (14.38%) Big Data
2 44 (14.06%) MongoDB
2 44 (14.06%) NoSQL
3 39 (12.46%) PostgreSQL
4 36 (11.50%) Hadoop
5 24 (7.67%) Apache Hive
6 20 (6.39%) Redis
7 17 (5.43%) Relational Database
8 16 (5.11%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (4.15%) KDB
10 10 (3.19%) MySQL
11 8 (2.56%) Blockchain
12 5 (1.60%) SQL Server
13 3 (0.96%) HBase
13 3 (0.96%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
14 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.64%) Sqoop
15 1 (0.32%) Couchbase
15 1 (0.32%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 79 (25.24%) Git (software)
2 65 (20.77%) Maven
3 47 (15.02%) Jenkins
4 42 (13.42%) Gradle
5 31 (9.90%) JUnit
6 24 (7.67%) GitLab
7 22 (7.03%) Mockito
8 17 (5.43%) Eclipse
8 17 (5.43%) gulp
9 14 (4.47%) Gatling
9 14 (4.47%) Geb
9 14 (4.47%) Spock
10 9 (2.88%) TestNG
11 7 (2.24%) TeamCity
12 5 (1.60%) Cucumber
13 4 (1.28%) Selenium
14 3 (0.96%) webpack
15 2 (0.64%) JBehave
15 2 (0.64%) JIRA
15 2 (0.64%) WebDriver
General
1 114 (36.42%) Finance
2 72 (23.00%) Banking
3 54 (17.25%) Front Office
4 48 (15.34%) Investment Banking
5 16 (5.11%) Publishing
6 3 (0.96%) Games
7 2 (0.64%) Retail
7 2 (0.64%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Marketing
8 1 (0.32%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 272 (86.90%) Developer
2 249 (79.55%) Java Developer
3 91 (29.07%) Senior Developer
4 87 (27.80%) Senior Java Developer
5 27 (8.63%) Java Engineer
6 25 (7.99%) Front Office Developer
7 22 (7.03%) Full Stack Developer
8 21 (6.71%) Senior Java Engineer
9 20 (6.39%) Agile Developer
9 20 (6.39%) Agile Java Developer
10 18 (5.75%) Big Data Engineer
11 17 (5.43%) Elasticsearch Engineer
11 17 (5.43%) Hadoop Engineer
11 17 (5.43%) Scala Developer
11 17 (5.43%) Senior Hadoop Engineer
12 14 (4.47%) Electronic Trading Developer
12 14 (4.47%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
13 13 (4.15%) Java Scala Developer
14 12 (3.83%) Investment Banking Java Developer
14 12 (3.83%) Senior Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (33.55%) REST
2 98 (31.31%) Spring
3 63 (20.13%) AngularJS
3 63 (20.13%) Kafka
4 58 (18.53%) HTML
5 54 (17.25%) Spring Boot
6 48 (15.34%) HTML5
7 45 (14.38%) CSS
8 41 (13.10%) SOAP
9 40 (12.78%) RESTful
10 39 (12.46%) Hibernate
11 37 (11.82%) Dropwizard
11 37 (11.82%) Web Services
12 35 (11.18%) FIX Protocol
12 35 (11.18%) React
13 29 (9.27%) Guice
14 27 (8.63%) OAuth
14 27 (8.63%) OAuth2
15 26 (8.31%) Node.js
16 19 (6.07%) Ratpack
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.67%) Derivative
2 23 (7.35%) Fintech
2 23 (7.35%) Greenfield Project
3 20 (6.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 17 (5.43%) Algorithms
5 14 (4.47%) Equities
6 11 (3.51%) Equity Derivative
7 9 (2.88%) Fixed Income
8 8 (2.56%) Credit Risk
8 8 (2.56%) Data Structures
9 7 (2.24%) iPad
10 6 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (1.92%) Minimum Viable Product
11 5 (1.60%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.60%) User Experience
12 3 (0.96%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.96%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.64%) Grid Computing
13 2 (0.64%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 1 (0.32%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 67 (21.41%) Linux
2 30 (9.58%) Unix
3 14 (4.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (3.51%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.60%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.96%) CoreOS
7 2 (0.64%) Android
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.64%) Windows
8 1 (0.32%) VMS
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (54.95%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (49.52%) TDD
3 87 (27.80%) Microservices
4 69 (22.04%) Scrum
5 60 (19.17%) BDD
5 60 (19.17%) Multithreading
6 50 (15.97%) Continuous Integration
7 45 (14.38%) Low Latency
8 44 (14.06%) DevOps
8 44 (14.06%) Software Engineering
9 37 (11.82%) Kanban
10 35 (11.18%) Electronic Trading
11 29 (9.27%) Pair Programming
12 27 (8.63%) Continuous Delivery
12 27 (8.63%) OWASP
13 25 (7.99%) Concurrent Programming
14 24 (7.67%) Test Automation
15 22 (7.03%) Unit Testing
16 21 (6.71%) Open Source
17 20 (6.39%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 312 (99.68%) Java
2 51 (16.29%) JavaScript
3 45 (14.38%) Scala
4 33 (10.54%) SQL
5 32 (10.22%) Python
6 31 (9.90%) ES6
7 27 (8.63%) Groovy
8 22 (7.03%) TypeScript
9 21 (6.71%) Kotlin
10 13 (4.15%) Ruby
11 5 (1.60%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.28%) Java 9
13 3 (0.96%) C#
13 3 (0.96%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.64%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.64%) Clojure
14 2 (0.64%) XPath
15 1 (0.32%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.32%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (2.56%) Degree
1 8 (2.56%) Security Cleared
2 7 (2.24%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.64%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.32%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.32%) MiFID
1 1 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 63 (20.13%) Docker
2 2 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.64%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 24 (7.67%) Kubernetes
2 19 (6.07%) Docker Swarm
3 14 (4.47%) Puppet
4 9 (2.88%) Prometheus
5 8 (2.56%) Marathon
5 8 (2.56%) Mesos
6 7 (2.24%) Ansible
7 4 (1.28%) Terraform
8 2 (0.64%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.64%) Oozie
9 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (6.71%) Oracle
2 15 (4.79%) Sybase
3 14 (4.47%) TIBCO
4 13 (4.15%) ION Trading
5 4 (1.28%) Google
6 3 (0.96%) Apple
6 3 (0.96%) FXall
6 3 (0.96%) Reuters
7 2 (0.64%) AppDynamics
7 2 (0.64%) Solace
7 2 (0.64%) Tableau
8 1 (0.32%) CA
8 1 (0.32%) Kony
8 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.32%) Splunk