Period
to 28 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Java skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java over the 6 months to 28 October 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
England > East of England
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 12 8 9
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Java 228 135 377
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 9.10% 10.92% 9.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.79% 26.01% 25.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 100 213
10th Percentile £425 £356 £330
25th Percentile £471 £436 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £535 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.00% +5.26% -6.86%
75th Percentile £595 £544 £550
90th Percentile £675 £589 £623
England median daily rate £568 £525 £530
% change year-on-year +8.10% -0.94% +3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
10th Percentile £53.38 " £41.33
25th Percentile £55.06 £10.08 £41.44
Median hourly rate £59.40 £26.29 £46.50
Median % change year-on-year +125.92% -43.46% +9.41%
75th Percentile £65.09 £51.56 £50.00
90th Percentile £69.24 £65.63 "
England median hourly rate £58.86 £43.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +36.87% -6.52% +5.75%

Java 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 884 519 1,485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 35.29% 41.99% 37.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 333 897
10th Percentile £234 £264 £301
25th Percentile £363 £325 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £428 £430
Median % change year-on-year +8.19% -0.58% +1.18%
75th Percentile £550 £525 £500
90th Percentile £625 £575 £588
England median daily rate £525 £490 £488
% change year-on-year +7.14% +0.51% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 25 62
10th Percentile £15.88 £13.15 £31.15
25th Percentile £26.03 £30.25 £41.25
Median hourly rate £34.70 £42.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -18.35% -5.56% +2.27%
75th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £49.38
90th Percentile £56.95 £54.10 £50.00
England median hourly rate £45.50 £37.93 £45.00
% change year-on-year +19.97% -15.72% +7.14%

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Java in the East of England

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Daily rate trend for Java in the East of England

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Java in the East of England over the 6 months to 28 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Java in the East of England

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Hourly rate trend for Java in the East of England

Java
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Java in the East of England over the 6 months to 28 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Java in the East of England

Java
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 within the East of England region over the 6 months to 28 October 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 -1 119 £513 +2.50% 9
Hertfordshire -4 64 £650 +30.00% 41
Cambridgeshire -14 29 £550 +4.76% 45
Suffolk -2 11 £460 +43.75% 1
Bedfordshire -15 2 - - 8
Norfolk - 1 £500 - 4
Java
England

For the 6 months to 28 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Java 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.

1 151 (66.23%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (40.79%) Spring
3 87 (38.16%) AWS
4 84 (36.84%) Spring Boot
5 81 (35.53%) Scrum
6 79 (34.65%) Software Engineering
6 79 (34.65%) Microservices
7 76 (33.33%) Git (software)
8 74 (32.46%) DevOps
9 71 (31.14%) Oracle
10 67 (29.39%) JIRA
10 67 (29.39%) Confluence
11 66 (28.95%) Social Skills
12 64 (28.07%) Jenkins
13 61 (26.75%) Continuous Integration
14 56 (24.56%) JavaScript
14 56 (24.56%) Test Automation
15 55 (24.12%) TDD
16 53 (23.25%) BDD
17 52 (22.81%) Linux
18 47 (20.61%) Java 8
19 46 (20.18%) MySQL
19 46 (20.18%) Docker
20 45 (19.74%) Security Cleared
21 44 (19.30%) Python
21 44 (19.30%) Oracle Database
22 42 (18.42%) Kubernetes
22 42 (18.42%) Java 11
23 41 (17.98%) XML
24 37 (16.23%) Web Services

Java
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 67 (29.39%) Confluence
2 11 (4.82%) IBM Domino
3 6 (2.63%) JBoss
3 6 (2.63%) OpenStack
3 6 (2.63%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.75%) Apache
4 4 (1.75%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.32%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.32%) SAS
6 2 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.88%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.88%) CMS
6 2 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.88%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.88%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.88%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.44%) CoreMedia CMS
7 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (3.95%) Magento
2 7 (3.07%) Shopify
3 5 (2.19%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 87 (38.16%) AWS
2 30 (13.16%) Azure
3 14 (6.14%) AWS CloudFormation
4 13 (5.70%) GCP
5 9 (3.95%) GitHub
5 9 (3.95%) Serverless
6 7 (3.07%) Amazon EKS
7 5 (2.19%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.75%) Amazon ECS
8 4 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (1.32%) Akamai
9 3 (1.32%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.32%) PaaS
9 3 (1.32%) SaaS
10 2 (0.88%) BlazeMeter
10 2 (0.88%) IaaS
10 2 (0.88%) Microsoft 365
10 2 (0.88%) npm
11 1 (0.44%) CloudTest
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.89%) TCP/IP
2 16 (7.02%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.88%) Firewall
3 2 (0.88%) HTTP
3 2 (0.88%) SSH
4 1 (0.44%) 5G
4 1 (0.44%) IPv4
4 1 (0.44%) LAN
4 1 (0.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (20.18%) MySQL
2 44 (19.30%) Oracle Database
3 25 (10.96%) Relational Database
4 14 (6.14%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.63%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.19%) Big Data
6 5 (2.19%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.75%) Apache Hive
7 4 (1.75%) DB2
7 4 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.75%) SQL Server
8 3 (1.32%) BigQuery
8 3 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.32%) Cloud Spanner
8 3 (1.32%) DbVisualizer
8 3 (1.32%) HBase
8 3 (1.32%) Pentaho
8 3 (1.32%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.32%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 76 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 67 (29.39%) JIRA
3 64 (28.07%) Jenkins
4 24 (10.53%) JMeter
5 22 (9.65%) Checkstyle
6 18 (7.89%) Eclipse
6 18 (7.89%) Maven
7 17 (7.46%) Visual Studio
8 16 (7.02%) GitLab
8 16 (7.02%) NetBeans
9 14 (6.14%) Selenium
10 13 (5.70%) Artifactory
11 12 (5.26%) Cucumber
12 8 (3.51%) CircleCI
12 8 (3.51%) SoapUI
12 8 (3.51%) Travis CI
13 7 (3.07%) Bitbucket
13 7 (3.07%) Cypress.io
13 7 (3.07%) ESLint
13 7 (3.07%) webpack
General
1 66 (28.95%) Social Skills
2 32 (14.04%) Public Sector
3 25 (10.96%) Retail
4 17 (7.46%) Aerospace
4 17 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (7.02%) Military
5 16 (7.02%) Presentation Skills
6 12 (5.26%) Finance
7 7 (3.07%) Influencing Skills
8 6 (2.63%) Banking
9 3 (1.32%) Automotive
9 3 (1.32%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (1.32%) Documentation Skills
10 2 (0.88%) Back Office
10 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.44%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 91 (39.91%) Developer
2 64 (28.07%) Java Developer
3 36 (15.79%) Architect
4 28 (12.28%) Senior Developer
4 28 (12.28%) Senior Java Developer
5 16 (7.02%) Analyst
6 14 (6.14%) E-Commerce Architect
7 13 (5.70%) Cloud Architect
7 13 (5.70%) Software Engineer
8 12 (5.26%) React Developer
8 12 (5.26%) Test Analyst
9 11 (4.82%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (4.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 11 (4.82%) Technical Leader
10 10 (4.39%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (3.51%) Tester
12 6 (2.63%) Java Architect
12 6 (2.63%) Lead Developer
12 6 (2.63%) Performance Analyst
12 6 (2.63%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (40.79%) Spring
2 84 (36.84%) Spring Boot
3 41 (17.98%) XML
4 37 (16.23%) Node.js
4 37 (16.23%) Web Services
5 30 (13.16%) J2SE
6 29 (12.72%) .NET
6 29 (12.72%) HTML
7 28 (12.28%) REST
8 27 (11.84%) CSS
9 25 (10.96%) React
10 24 (10.53%) RESTful
11 22 (9.65%) HTML5
12 21 (9.21%) JSON
13 19 (8.33%) SOAP
14 16 (7.02%) ActiveX
14 16 (7.02%) DirectX
14 16 (7.02%) MFC
14 16 (7.02%) OpenGL
14 16 (7.02%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.28%) Hybrid Cloud
2 22 (9.65%) User Experience
3 6 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (2.63%) Life Science
3 6 (2.63%) NHS
3 6 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.19%) iPad
4 5 (2.19%) Legacy Systems
5 4 (1.75%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.32%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.32%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.88%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.88%) Legacy Applications
8 1 (0.44%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.44%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.44%) Renewable Energy
8 1 (0.44%) Vector Graphics
8 1 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 52 (22.81%) Linux
2 22 (9.65%) Windows
3 17 (7.46%) Unix
4 7 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.32%) Android
6 2 (0.88%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (66.23%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (35.53%) Scrum
3 79 (34.65%) Microservices
3 79 (34.65%) Software Engineering
4 74 (32.46%) DevOps
5 61 (26.75%) Continuous Integration
6 56 (24.56%) Test Automation
7 55 (24.12%) TDD
8 53 (23.25%) BDD
9 35 (15.35%) Pair Programming
10 32 (14.04%) E-Commerce
11 31 (13.60%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 30 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
13 29 (12.72%) Data Management
14 27 (11.84%) Software Architecture
15 26 (11.40%) User Stories
16 24 (10.53%) Continuous Deployment
17 22 (9.65%) Epics
18 21 (9.21%) OO
19 20 (8.77%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 56 (24.56%) JavaScript
2 47 (20.61%) Java 8
3 44 (19.30%) Python
4 42 (18.42%) Java 11
5 31 (13.60%) C#
6 30 (13.16%) SQL
7 24 (10.53%) Scala
8 18 (7.89%) C++
9 16 (7.02%) GLSL
9 16 (7.02%) HLSL
10 13 (5.70%) Perl
11 11 (4.82%) PHP
12 10 (4.39%) PL/SQL
12 10 (4.39%) TypeScript
13 9 (3.95%) ES6
14 7 (3.07%) Bash Shell
14 7 (3.07%) Shell Script
14 7 (3.07%) VBA
15 6 (2.63%) Go
16 5 (2.19%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 45 (19.74%) Security Cleared
2 35 (15.35%) SC Cleared
3 33 (14.47%) Degree
4 23 (10.09%) OCPJP
4 23 (10.09%) Sun Certification
5 9 (3.95%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (2.63%) ISTQB
6 6 (2.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.44%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.39%) Accessibility
2 5 (2.19%) SLA
3 2 (0.88%) WCAG
4 1 (0.44%) GDPR
4 1 (0.44%) NIST
4 1 (0.44%) QA
4 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (20.18%) Docker
2 3 (1.32%) HDFS
3 2 (0.88%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 42 (18.42%) Kubernetes
2 34 (14.91%) Terraform
3 29 (12.72%) Ansible
4 9 (3.95%) Puppet
5 6 (2.63%) Data Guard
6 5 (2.19%) Grafana
7 4 (1.75%) Kibana
7 4 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (1.32%) Packer
9 1 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.44%) Mesos
9 1 (0.44%) Oozie
9 1 (0.44%) SCCM
9 1 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 71 (31.14%) Oracle
2 23 (10.09%) Sun
3 20 (8.77%) Microsoft
4 15 (6.58%) IBM
5 12 (5.26%) hybris
6 11 (4.82%) Xerox
7 8 (3.51%) Atlassian
7 8 (3.51%) Google
8 7 (3.07%) AppDynamics
9 6 (2.63%) Informatica
9 6 (2.63%) ServiceNow
9 6 (2.63%) VMware
9 6 (2.63%) WSO2
10 5 (2.19%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.19%) SAP
11 4 (1.75%) Adobe
11 4 (1.75%) Cloudera
11 4 (1.75%) Dynatrace
11 4 (1.75%) Pega
11 4 (1.75%) webMethods