The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Java SE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java SE over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 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 Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
London / City of London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 160 192
Rank change year-on-year +10 +32  
Contract jobs citing Java SE 1 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.032% 0.088% 0.078%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.092% 0.27% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Median daily rate £588 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.55% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £391 £400
% change year-on-year -23.32% -2.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Java SE is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1086 1111 1549
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 35.01% 32.64% 30.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 899 942 1239
Median daily rate £475 £473 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.52% +11.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +100.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

Java SE
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Java SE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Java SE in the City of London

Java SE
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 SE in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java SE in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Java SE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Java SE.

1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (75.00%) RESTful
2 3 (75.00%) Mockito
2 3 (75.00%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (75.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (75.00%) Apache Sling
2 3 (75.00%) Apache Felix
2 3 (75.00%) Jackrabbit
2 3 (75.00%) SEO
2 3 (75.00%) Web Development
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Subversion
2 3 (75.00%) Spring
2 3 (75.00%) Maven
2 3 (75.00%) J2EE
2 3 (75.00%) JUnit
2 3 (75.00%) JSP
2 3 (75.00%) Servlets
2 3 (75.00%) Front End Development
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) OOP
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (25.00%) Big Data

Java SE
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 3 (75.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Solr
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Spark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Jackrabbit
2 1 (25.00%) Big Data
2 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (25.00%) HBase
2 1 (25.00%) Impala
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (75.00%) JUnit
2 3 (75.00%) Maven
2 3 (75.00%) Mockito
2 3 (75.00%) Subversion
3 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (25.00%) Gradle
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Spark Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Hadoop Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Hadoop Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Scala Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Apache Felix
1 3 (75.00%) Apache Sling
1 3 (75.00%) J2EE
1 3 (75.00%) JSP
1 3 (75.00%) RESTful
1 3 (75.00%) Servlets
1 3 (75.00%) Spring
2 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (75.00%) Front End Development
2 3 (75.00%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (75.00%) SEO
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Big Data Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) OOP
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Scala
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Oozie