Period
to 2 July 2020

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 2 July 2020 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
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 81 98 54
Rank change year-on-year +17 -44 +31
Contract jobs citing Java 8 55 169 314
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.02% 2.57% 4.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.11% 5.16% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 142 298
Median daily rate £568 £570 £564
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.35% +1.11% +2.50%
10th Percentile £408 £450 £425
90th Percentile £675 £688 £745
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £57.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £57.50 - -

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 1,338 3,278 3,730
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 49.10% 49.90% 53.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,000 2,668 3,130
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £375 £406 £363
90th Percentile £688 £675 £694
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 21
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.75 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% +33.72% -24.15%
10th Percentile £24.15 £21.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £57.30 £56.50 £38.47
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year - +62.79% -24.15%

Java 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Java 8 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Java 8 in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Java 8 in the City of London

Java 8
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Java 8 in the City of London over the 6 months to 2 July 2020.

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 2 July 2020. 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
Moorgate +19 2 £625 -
Java 8
Central London

For the 6 months to 2 July 2020, 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 55 (100.00%) Java
2 34 (61.82%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (56.36%) Microservices
4 26 (47.27%) Spring
5 20 (36.36%) TDD
6 18 (32.73%) AWS
6 18 (32.73%) Spring Boot
7 17 (30.91%) Docker
7 17 (30.91%) REST
8 15 (27.27%) BDD
8 15 (27.27%) Pair Programming
9 13 (23.64%) Scrum
9 13 (23.64%) Kafka
10 12 (21.82%) JUnit
11 11 (20.00%) Scala
12 10 (18.18%) Multithreading
12 10 (18.18%) Finance
12 10 (18.18%) Azure
13 9 (16.36%) Gradle
13 9 (16.36%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (16.36%) Maven
13 9 (16.36%) SQL
13 9 (16.36%) Web Services
13 9 (16.36%) Mockito
14 8 (14.55%) Test Automation
14 8 (14.55%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (14.55%) Linux
14 8 (14.55%) Software Engineering
14 8 (14.55%) AngularJS
14 8 (14.55%) Kubernetes

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 (16.36%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (12.73%) Apache Spark
3 2 (3.64%) Apache
4 1 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.82%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 18 (32.73%) AWS
2 10 (18.18%) Azure
3 3 (5.45%) GCP
4 1 (1.82%) GitHub
4 1 (1.82%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.91%) SSL
2 4 (7.27%) HTTP
3 3 (5.45%) DNS
3 3 (5.45%) FTP
3 3 (5.45%) HTTPS
3 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.64%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) NoSQL
2 6 (10.91%) Big Data
2 6 (10.91%) MySQL
3 5 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
5 3 (5.45%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.64%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (3.64%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.64%) Parquet
6 2 (3.64%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (21.82%) JUnit
2 9 (16.36%) Gradle
2 9 (16.36%) Maven
2 9 (16.36%) Mockito
3 6 (10.91%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.45%) GitLab
4 3 (5.45%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.64%) Gatling
5 2 (3.64%) Geb
5 2 (3.64%) Spock
6 1 (1.82%) Ant
6 1 (1.82%) GoCD
6 1 (1.82%) gulp
6 1 (1.82%) JIRA
6 1 (1.82%) jMock
6 1 (1.82%) NUnit
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.82%) Selenium
6 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.82%) TestNG
General
1 10 (18.18%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Banking
3 4 (7.27%) Front Office
4 3 (5.45%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.45%) Retail
5 2 (3.64%) Law
5 2 (3.64%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 47 (85.45%) Developer
2 42 (76.36%) Java Developer
3 4 (7.27%) Backend Developer
3 4 (7.27%) Software Engineer
4 3 (5.45%) Agile Developer
4 3 (5.45%) Agile Java Developer
4 3 (5.45%) AWS Developer
4 3 (5.45%) Azure Developer
4 3 (5.45%) Big Data Developer
5 2 (3.64%) Java Scala Developer
5 2 (3.64%) Scala Developer
6 1 (1.82%) Angular Developer
6 1 (1.82%) Applications Developer
6 1 (1.82%) Architect
6 1 (1.82%) Consultant
6 1 (1.82%) Java Engineer
6 1 (1.82%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (1.82%) Node.js Developer
6 1 (1.82%) React Developer
6 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (47.27%) Spring
2 18 (32.73%) Spring Boot
3 17 (30.91%) REST
4 13 (23.64%) Kafka
5 9 (16.36%) Web Services
6 8 (14.55%) AngularJS
7 6 (10.91%) Guice
7 6 (10.91%) RESTful
8 5 (9.09%) SOAP
9 4 (7.27%) Apache Avro
10 3 (5.45%) Dropwizard
10 3 (5.45%) Ember.js
10 3 (5.45%) HTML
10 3 (5.45%) HTML5
10 3 (5.45%) JAAS
10 3 (5.45%) JMS
10 3 (5.45%) OAuth
10 3 (5.45%) OAuth2
10 3 (5.45%) Spring Security
10 3 (5.45%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Data Structures
1 4 (7.27%) Market Risk
2 3 (5.45%) Credit Risk
2 3 (5.45%) Fixed Income
2 3 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (5.45%) Hedge funds
3 2 (3.64%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.64%) NHS
4 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.82%) Derivative
4 1 (1.82%) FMCG
4 1 (1.82%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.55%) Linux
2 2 (3.64%) Unix
3 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (61.82%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (56.36%) Microservices
3 20 (36.36%) TDD
4 15 (27.27%) BDD
4 15 (27.27%) Pair Programming
5 13 (23.64%) Scrum
6 10 (18.18%) Multithreading
7 8 (14.55%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (14.55%) Software Engineering
7 8 (14.55%) Test Automation
8 7 (12.73%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (9.09%) Computer Science
9 5 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
9 5 (9.09%) DevOps
9 5 (9.09%) Refactoring
10 4 (7.27%) Low Latency
10 4 (7.27%) OO
10 4 (7.27%) SDLC
11 3 (5.45%) AOP
11 3 (5.45%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 55 (100.00%) Java
2 11 (20.00%) Scala
3 9 (16.36%) SQL
4 5 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.09%) Kotlin
5 4 (7.27%) TypeScript
6 3 (5.45%) Python
7 1 (1.82%) ES6
7 1 (1.82%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) Degree
1 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) QA
2 2 (3.64%) MiFID
System Software
1 17 (30.91%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) Kubernetes
2 4 (7.27%) Prometheus
3 3 (5.45%) Docker Swarm
3 3 (5.45%) Zipkin
4 2 (3.64%) Terraform
5 1 (1.82%) Ansible
5 1 (1.82%) Grafana
Vendors
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle
2 3 (5.45%) Databricks
3 2 (3.64%) MapR
4 1 (1.82%) Foundry
4 1 (1.82%) GoCardless
4 1 (1.82%) ION Trading
4 1 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.82%) TOWER Software
4 1 (1.82%) Veracode
4 1 (1.82%) Zuora