Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 238 265
Rank change year-on-year -6 +27 +36
Contract jobs citing Java SE 4 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.056% 0.045% 0.077%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.12% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 6
City of London median daily rate £575 £500 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +14.29% -19.17%
10th Percentile £403 £425 £413
90th Percentile £625 £565 £495
Central London median daily rate £575 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -7.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

Java SE is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks 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 technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2696 2403 2806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.76% 35.88% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2265 2031 2316
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £464
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.43% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 14
City of London median hourly rate £22.99 £35.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.31% -9.68% +29.17%
10th Percentile £20.28 £19.00 £12.40
90th Percentile £33.75 £56.31 £66.25
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -38.57% -9.68% +29.17%

Java SE
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Java SE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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

Java SE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java SE in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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
2 3 (75.00%) Multithreading
2 3 (75.00%) Concurrent Programming
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) Apache Spark
3 2 (50.00%) SonarQube
3 2 (50.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (50.00%) Big Data
3 2 (50.00%) OpenCL
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Maven
3 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) Swing
4 1 (25.00%) J2SE
4 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (25.00%) JSON
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (25.00%) J2EE
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Low Latency
4 1 (25.00%) Apache Camel
4 1 (25.00%) Hedge funds
4 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (25.00%) Spring Integration

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 2 (50.00%) Apache Spark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Big Data
2 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) Maven
1 2 (50.00%) SonarQube
1 2 (50.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Core Java Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Lead Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Lead Java Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Java Swing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) OpenCL
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Camel
2 1 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (25.00%) J2EE
2 1 (25.00%) J2SE
2 1 (25.00%) JSON
2 1 (25.00%) Spring
2 1 (25.00%) Spring Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Swing
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Fintech
1 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (25.00%) Hedge funds
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Concurrent Programming
1 3 (75.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle