Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 116 54 73
Rank change year-on-year -62 +19 +78
Contract jobs citing Java 8 108 299 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.85% 4.25% 3.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.70% 7.83% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 283 222
City of London median daily rate £575 £575 £564
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.00% +7.38%
10th Percentile £463 £452 £431
90th Percentile £688 £713 £738
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +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 2,918 3,819 3,735
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 50.00% 54.28% 52.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,365 3,188 3,096
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £394 £375 £363
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 15
City of London median hourly rate £36.28 £37.09 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.18% +72.51% -21.82%
10th Percentile £21.15 £16.10 £13.32
90th Percentile £56.45 £74.46 £37.80
Central London median hourly rate £31.50 £37.09 £22.99
% change year-on-year -15.07% +61.31% -16.39%

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 November 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 16 November 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 +1 4 £588 +2.17%
Java 8
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 106 (98.15%) Java
2 62 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (56.48%) TDD
4 59 (54.63%) Microservices
5 58 (53.70%) Spring
6 49 (45.37%) Spring Boot
7 36 (33.33%) Docker
8 33 (30.56%) BDD
9 30 (27.78%) REST
10 29 (26.85%) AWS
11 27 (25.00%) JavaScript
12 26 (24.07%) Finance
12 26 (24.07%) Kafka
13 25 (23.15%) AngularJS
14 24 (22.22%) Kubernetes
14 24 (22.22%) Linux
14 24 (22.22%) Git (software)
15 23 (21.30%) Pair Programming
16 20 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
16 20 (18.52%) TypeScript
16 20 (18.52%) Domain-Driven Design
17 18 (16.67%) MongoDB
18 16 (14.81%) Banking
19 15 (13.89%) Software Engineering
19 15 (13.89%) SQL
19 15 (13.89%) Dropwizard
20 14 (12.96%) HTML
21 13 (12.04%) HTTP
21 13 (12.04%) Test Automation
21 13 (12.04%) DevOps

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 7 (6.48%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.70%) Confluence
3 3 (2.78%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (1.85%) Apache
4 2 (1.85%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 29 (26.85%) AWS
2 5 (4.63%) Azure
2 5 (4.63%) GCP
3 3 (2.78%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.85%) npm
4 2 (1.85%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.85%) Serverless
5 1 (0.93%) Amazon EKS
5 1 (0.93%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.93%) Datadog
5 1 (0.93%) GitHub
5 1 (0.93%) PaaS
5 1 (0.93%) SaaS
5 1 (0.93%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.04%) HTTP
2 10 (9.26%) DNS
2 10 (9.26%) FTP
2 10 (9.26%) SSL
2 10 (9.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 10 (9.26%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.63%) Redis
5 4 (3.70%) MySQL
5 4 (3.70%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.78%) Big Data
6 3 (2.78%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.85%) Blockchain
7 2 (1.85%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.93%) CockroachDB
8 1 (0.93%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.93%) DB2
8 1 (0.93%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 24 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 12 (11.11%) Gradle
3 11 (10.19%) GitLab
3 11 (10.19%) Jenkins
3 11 (10.19%) JUnit
4 10 (9.26%) Gatling
4 10 (9.26%) Geb
4 10 (9.26%) Maven
4 10 (9.26%) Spock
5 9 (8.33%) gulp
5 9 (8.33%) Mockito
6 5 (4.63%) IntelliJ
6 5 (4.63%) TeamCity
7 4 (3.70%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.70%) Grunt
7 4 (3.70%) JIRA
7 4 (3.70%) Subversion
7 4 (3.70%) TestNG
8 2 (1.85%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.85%) Selenium
General
1 26 (24.07%) Finance
2 16 (14.81%) Banking
3 7 (6.48%) Financial Institution
4 5 (4.63%) Front Office
5 3 (2.78%) Advertising
5 3 (2.78%) Games
5 3 (2.78%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.85%) Retail
7 1 (0.93%) Back Office
7 1 (0.93%) Marketing
7 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.93%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 98 (90.74%) Developer
2 88 (81.48%) Java Developer
3 17 (15.74%) Full Stack Developer
4 15 (13.89%) AWS Developer
5 12 (11.11%) Senior Developer
6 9 (8.33%) Agile Developer
6 9 (8.33%) Agile Java Developer
7 8 (7.41%) Senior Java Developer
8 6 (5.56%) React Developer
9 4 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (3.70%) Scala Developer
10 3 (2.78%) Architect
10 3 (2.78%) Backend Developer
10 3 (2.78%) Report Developer
10 3 (2.78%) Senior Scala Developer
11 2 (1.85%) Analyst
11 2 (1.85%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 2 (1.85%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
11 2 (1.85%) Python Developer
11 2 (1.85%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (53.70%) Spring
2 49 (45.37%) Spring Boot
3 30 (27.78%) REST
4 26 (24.07%) Kafka
5 25 (23.15%) AngularJS
6 15 (13.89%) Dropwizard
7 14 (12.96%) HTML
8 12 (11.11%) React
8 12 (11.11%) RESTful
8 12 (11.11%) SOAP
9 11 (10.19%) Guice
9 11 (10.19%) HTML5
9 11 (10.19%) OAuth
9 11 (10.19%) OAuth2
10 10 (9.26%) CSS
10 10 (9.26%) Hibernate
10 10 (9.26%) Ratpack
10 10 (9.26%) WireMock
11 8 (7.41%) Web Services
12 7 (6.48%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.26%) Equities
1 10 (9.26%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (6.48%) Algorithms
2 7 (6.48%) Data Structures
3 5 (4.63%) Derivative
4 4 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.70%) Fixed Income
4 4 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.78%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 2 (1.85%) User Experience
7 1 (0.93%) AS400
7 1 (0.93%) EPoS
7 1 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.93%) iSeries
7 1 (0.93%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.93%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.93%) NHS
7 1 (0.93%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.22%) Linux
2 7 (6.48%) Unix
3 2 (1.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (56.48%) TDD
3 59 (54.63%) Microservices
4 33 (30.56%) BDD
5 23 (21.30%) Pair Programming
6 20 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (18.52%) Domain-Driven Design
7 15 (13.89%) Software Engineering
8 13 (12.04%) DevOps
8 13 (12.04%) Test Automation
9 12 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 12 (11.11%) Scrum
10 10 (9.26%) Kanban
10 10 (9.26%) OWASP
11 9 (8.33%) Low Latency
12 8 (7.41%) Computer Science
12 8 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
12 8 (7.41%) E-Commerce
12 8 (7.41%) SOA
13 7 (6.48%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 106 (98.15%) Java
2 27 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 20 (18.52%) TypeScript
4 15 (13.89%) SQL
5 11 (10.19%) ES6
6 8 (7.41%) Scala
7 7 (6.48%) Python
8 4 (3.70%) ANSI SQL
9 2 (1.85%) Go
9 2 (1.85%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.93%) C#
10 1 (0.93%) C++
10 1 (0.93%) Clojure
10 1 (0.93%) Haskell
10 1 (0.93%) Korn
10 1 (0.93%) Perl
10 1 (0.93%) RPG
10 1 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (5.56%) Degree
2 2 (1.85%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.93%) ISEB
3 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 36 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (22.22%) Kubernetes
2 11 (10.19%) Terraform
3 10 (9.26%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.93%) Kibana
4 1 (0.93%) Marathon
4 1 (0.93%) Mesos
Vendors
1 7 (6.48%) Oracle
2 4 (3.70%) New Relic
3 3 (2.78%) Sybase
4 2 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.93%) Google
5 1 (0.93%) IBM