Period
to 27 November 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 27 November 2021 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
England > East of England
6 months to
27 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 94 73 159
Rank change year-on-year -21 +86 -65
Contract jobs citing Java 8 47 22 13
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.83% 1.69% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.26% 4.19% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 17 9
10th Percentile £475 £429 £410
25th Percentile £497 £461 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +13.68% - -9.52%
75th Percentile £586 £500 £488
90th Percentile £636 £550 £498
England median daily rate £575 £500 £550
% change year-on-year +15.00% -9.09% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £56.50 - £42.50
England median hourly rate £57.75 £42.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year +37.50% -9.19% +2.78%

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 East of England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 894 525 1,382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 34.75% 40.32% 35.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 330 836
10th Percentile £285 £262 £300
25th Percentile £363 £318 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £461 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +8.53% - -
75th Percentile £550 £525 £500
90th Percentile £625 £575 £588
England median daily rate £530 £488 £488
% change year-on-year +8.72% - +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 34 66
10th Percentile £15.69 £20.78 £20.50
25th Percentile £26.89 £35.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £49.00
90th Percentile £57.75 £54.33 £51.00
England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year +13.10% -4.55% +4.96%

Java 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Java 8 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Java 8 in the East of England

Java 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Daily rate trend for Java 8 in the East of England

Java 8
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Java 8 in the East of England over the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Java 8 in the East of England

Java 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Java 8 in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Java 8 in the East of England

Java 8
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 6 months to 27 November 2021. 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
Essex -3 42 £540 +13.68% 5
Hertfordshire - 4 £500 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 £600 -
Java 8
England

For the 6 months to 27 November 2021, 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 East of England region with a requirement for Java 8.

1 47 (100.00%) Java
2 45 (95.74%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (95.74%) Spring
3 43 (91.49%) Microservices
3 43 (91.49%) Spring Boot
4 40 (85.11%) Java 11
5 39 (82.98%) Oracle
6 36 (76.60%) AWS
7 35 (74.47%) JIRA
7 35 (74.47%) Scrum
8 34 (72.34%) TDD
8 34 (72.34%) Confluence
9 33 (70.21%) BDD
10 32 (68.09%) Oracle Database
11 29 (61.70%) MySQL
12 26 (55.32%) J2SE
12 26 (55.32%) Pair Programming
12 26 (55.32%) Hybrid Cloud
13 22 (46.81%) Checkstyle
14 21 (44.68%) OCPJP
14 21 (44.68%) Sun
14 21 (44.68%) Sun Certification
14 21 (44.68%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 20 (42.55%) Epics
15 20 (42.55%) User Stories
16 18 (38.30%) Git (software)
17 17 (36.17%) Software Engineering
17 17 (36.17%) Social Skills
18 15 (31.91%) Continuous Integration
19 14 (29.79%) Data Management

Java 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 34 (72.34%) Confluence
2 5 (10.64%) OpenStack
3 3 (6.38%) WebLogic
4 2 (4.26%) JBoss
5 1 (2.13%) Apache Solr
5 1 (2.13%) CMS
5 1 (2.13%) CoreMedia CMS
5 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Fuse
5 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 36 (76.60%) AWS
2 8 (17.02%) Azure
3 7 (14.89%) Serverless
4 5 (10.64%) Amazon ECS
4 5 (10.64%) Amazon EKS
5 2 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (2.13%) Akamai
6 1 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (2.13%) GCP
6 1 (2.13%) GitHub
6 1 (2.13%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (68.09%) Oracle Database
2 29 (61.70%) MySQL
3 12 (25.53%) Relational Database
4 4 (8.51%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (6.38%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (6.38%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (4.26%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (2.13%) InfluxDB
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 35 (74.47%) JIRA
2 22 (46.81%) Checkstyle
3 18 (38.30%) Git (software)
4 12 (25.53%) Jenkins
5 7 (14.89%) IntelliJ
6 6 (12.77%) SonarQube
7 5 (10.64%) JMeter
7 5 (10.64%) JProfiler
7 5 (10.64%) Maven
8 1 (2.13%) Artifactory
8 1 (2.13%) Bitbucket
8 1 (2.13%) Bitbucket Server
8 1 (2.13%) Flyway
8 1 (2.13%) Gradle
8 1 (2.13%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (2.13%) JUnit
8 1 (2.13%) Postman
General
1 17 (36.17%) Social Skills
2 7 (14.89%) Public Sector
3 3 (6.38%) Retail
4 2 (4.26%) Automotive
5 1 (2.13%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.13%) Avionics
5 1 (2.13%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 38 (80.85%) Developer
1 38 (80.85%) Java Developer
2 10 (21.28%) Senior Developer
2 10 (21.28%) Senior Java Developer
3 6 (12.77%) Technical Leader
4 3 (6.38%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (2.13%) Architect
5 1 (2.13%) CMS Developer
5 1 (2.13%) DBA
5 1 (2.13%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (2.13%) Junior
5 1 (2.13%) Junior Developer
5 1 (2.13%) Junior Java Developer
5 1 (2.13%) Lead Architect
5 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
5 1 (2.13%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (2.13%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (2.13%) Software Engineer
5 1 (2.13%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (95.74%) Spring
2 43 (91.49%) Spring Boot
3 26 (55.32%) J2SE
4 11 (23.40%) RESTful
5 9 (19.15%) Apache Camel
6 8 (17.02%) Web Services
6 8 (17.02%) XML
7 7 (14.89%) REST
8 6 (12.77%) AngularJS
8 6 (12.77%) JMS
8 6 (12.77%) Node.js
8 6 (12.77%) SOAP
8 6 (12.77%) XSD
9 5 (10.64%) ActiveMQ
9 5 (10.64%) JSON
10 3 (6.38%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (6.38%) J2EE
10 3 (6.38%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (6.38%) React
10 3 (6.38%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 26 (55.32%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (14.89%) User Experience
3 5 (10.64%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (6.38%) NHS
5 1 (2.13%) Cloud Native
5 1 (2.13%) Life Science
5 1 (2.13%) PKI
5 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.13%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.40%) Linux
2 3 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (6.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (95.74%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (91.49%) Microservices
3 35 (74.47%) Scrum
4 34 (72.34%) TDD
5 33 (70.21%) BDD
6 26 (55.32%) Pair Programming
7 21 (44.68%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 20 (42.55%) Epics
8 20 (42.55%) User Stories
9 17 (36.17%) Software Engineering
10 15 (31.91%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (29.79%) Data Management
11 14 (29.79%) Test Automation
12 13 (27.66%) Continuous Deployment
12 13 (27.66%) Software Architecture
13 12 (25.53%) Kanban
14 10 (21.28%) DevOps
14 10 (21.28%) OO
15 8 (17.02%) Mentoring
15 8 (17.02%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 47 (100.00%) Java
2 40 (85.11%) Java 11
3 7 (14.89%) SQL
4 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.51%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.38%) PL/SQL
7 2 (4.26%) Python
8 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.13%) Go
8 1 (2.13%) Groovy
8 1 (2.13%) Kotlin
8 1 (2.13%) Ruby
8 1 (2.13%) Scala
8 1 (2.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (44.68%) OCPJP
1 21 (44.68%) Sun Certification
2 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
2 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (29.79%) Docker
2 2 (4.26%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 12 (25.53%) Kubernetes
2 9 (19.15%) Ansible
3 6 (12.77%) Terraform
4 1 (2.13%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 39 (82.98%) Oracle
2 21 (44.68%) Sun
3 7 (14.89%) WSO2
4 5 (10.64%) Pega
5 3 (6.38%) BEA
5 3 (6.38%) Informatica
5 3 (6.38%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.26%) webMethods
7 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.13%) IBM