Period
to 14 July 2020

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 14 July 2020 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
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 6 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 0
Contract jobs citing Java 221 520 578
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 11.53% 12.18% 12.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.75% 32.30% 32.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 296 365
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £400 £369 £322
90th Percentile £600 £611 £600
England median daily rate £538 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 17
Median hourly rate £14.62 £46.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.56% +10.71% +8.39%
10th Percentile £10.08 £35.00 £31.15
90th Percentile £31.86 £50.00 £66.56
England median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -20.45% +2.33% +7.50%

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 696 1,610 1,758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 36.31% 37.71% 36.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 916 1,063
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £314 £281
90th Percentile £579 £588 £563
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 71 70
Median hourly rate £24.70 £45.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.11% +16.13% -3.13%
10th Percentile £11.78 £18.00 £14.90
90th Percentile £55.63 £52.50 £56.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £41.53
% change year-on-year -19.54% +4.74% +0.98%

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 14 July 2020.

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 14 July 2020.

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 14 July 2020. 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 +1 137 £500 -3.85% 13
Hertfordshire -3 49 £499 +0.82% 13
Cambridgeshire -7 25 £550 +10.00% 20
Suffolk +1 8 £400 -8.57% 5
East Anglia -2 1 £500 -
Bedfordshire -4 1 £400 -11.11%
Java
England

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, 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.

1 127 (57.47%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (42.53%) Spring
3 92 (41.63%) Microservices
4 80 (36.20%) AWS
5 72 (32.58%) Spring Boot
6 60 (27.15%) Scrum
7 56 (25.34%) TDD
8 55 (24.89%) JIRA
9 54 (24.43%) Test Automation
9 54 (24.43%) SC Cleared
9 54 (24.43%) Security Cleared
10 47 (21.27%) Oracle
11 45 (20.36%) BDD
12 43 (19.46%) Kanban
13 40 (18.10%) MySQL
13 40 (18.10%) Linux
14 39 (17.65%) Web Services
15 36 (16.29%) Java 8
16 35 (15.84%) SQL
16 35 (15.84%) Python
17 33 (14.93%) JavaScript
18 32 (14.48%) DevOps
19 30 (13.57%) Confluence
20 29 (13.12%) SOAP
21 28 (12.67%) SoapUI
22 27 (12.22%) Public Sector
23 26 (11.76%) User Stories
23 26 (11.76%) XML
24 25 (11.31%) Software Engineering
24 25 (11.31%) Git (software)

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 30 (13.57%) Confluence
2 12 (5.43%) Apache
3 11 (4.98%) Tomcat
3 11 (4.98%) WebLogic
4 7 (3.17%) nginx
5 6 (2.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (2.71%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.26%) Mule
6 5 (2.26%) Oracle Service Bus
6 5 (2.26%) Red Hat Fuse
7 4 (1.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (1.81%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.81%) JBoss
8 2 (0.90%) CMS
8 2 (0.90%) SAS
9 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.45%) Headless CMS
9 1 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.90%) Open Workbench
3 2 (0.90%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.90%) Sketch
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.26%) Magento
2 4 (1.81%) Shopify
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.45%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 80 (36.20%) AWS
2 16 (7.24%) Azure
3 7 (3.17%) GCP
4 6 (2.71%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (2.71%) Serverless
5 5 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.26%) Power Platform
6 4 (1.81%) Amazon EMR
6 4 (1.81%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.36%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (1.36%) IaaS
8 2 (0.90%) GitHub
8 2 (0.90%) Oracle CX
9 1 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.45%) AWS Step Functions
9 1 (0.45%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.45%) Datadog
9 1 (0.45%) Office 365
9 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.33%) TCP/IP
2 11 (4.98%) Ethernet
3 4 (1.81%) HTTP
4 3 (1.36%) SSL
5 2 (0.90%) SMS
6 1 (0.45%) Broadband
6 1 (0.45%) DNS
6 1 (0.45%) FTP
6 1 (0.45%) IKE
6 1 (0.45%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (18.10%) MySQL
2 14 (6.33%) Oracle Database
3 12 (5.43%) SQL Server
4 8 (3.62%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (3.17%) BigQuery
6 6 (2.71%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.26%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (2.26%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.26%) Power BI
8 4 (1.81%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (1.81%) Data Lake
9 3 (1.36%) Amazon Aurora
9 3 (1.36%) Apache Hive
9 3 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.36%) Spotfire
10 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.90%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.90%) Oracle OWB
10 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.90%) UniData
Development Applications
1 55 (24.89%) JIRA
2 28 (12.67%) SoapUI
3 25 (11.31%) Git (software)
4 24 (10.86%) Selenium
5 22 (9.95%) Jenkins
6 15 (6.79%) Maven
7 14 (6.33%) Eclipse
8 13 (5.88%) Checkstyle
8 13 (5.88%) Cucumber
9 12 (5.43%) Visual Studio
10 11 (4.98%) NetBeans
11 8 (3.62%) JMeter
11 8 (3.62%) REST Assured
12 6 (2.71%) JUnit
13 5 (2.26%) Cypress.io
13 5 (2.26%) GitLab
13 5 (2.26%) Zephyr
14 4 (1.81%) Subversion
15 3 (1.36%) Bitbucket
15 3 (1.36%) Toad
General
1 27 (12.22%) Public Sector
2 13 (5.88%) Finance
3 12 (5.43%) Telecoms
4 11 (4.98%) Aerospace
4 11 (4.98%) Military
5 7 (3.17%) Electronics
6 6 (2.71%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.71%) Marketing
7 5 (2.26%) Retail
8 3 (1.36%) Games
9 2 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.45%) Back Office
10 1 (0.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 111 (50.23%) Developer
2 70 (31.67%) Java Developer
3 46 (20.81%) Senior Developer
4 38 (17.19%) Senior Java Developer
5 29 (13.12%) AWS Developer
6 21 (9.50%) Architect
7 18 (8.14%) Tester
8 17 (7.69%) Analyst
9 10 (4.52%) Automation Tester
9 10 (4.52%) Senior Tester
10 8 (3.62%) Business Analyst
10 8 (3.62%) Technical Analyst
10 8 (3.62%) Technical Business Analyst
11 7 (3.17%) Java Architect
11 7 (3.17%) Java Engineer
11 7 (3.17%) QA Tester
11 7 (3.17%) Test Engineer
12 6 (2.71%) Software Engineer
12 6 (2.71%) Technical Leader
12 6 (2.71%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (42.53%) Spring
2 72 (32.58%) Spring Boot
3 39 (17.65%) Web Services
4 29 (13.12%) SOAP
5 26 (11.76%) XML
6 24 (10.86%) Node.js
7 20 (9.05%) J2SE
7 20 (9.05%) REST
8 18 (8.14%) .NET
9 15 (6.79%) HTML
10 14 (6.33%) AngularJS
10 14 (6.33%) J2EE
10 14 (6.33%) JSON
11 13 (5.88%) RESTful
12 12 (5.43%) CSS
12 12 (5.43%) jQuery
13 11 (4.98%) Qt
13 11 (4.98%) React
14 10 (4.52%) ActiveX
14 10 (4.52%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.79%) Hybrid Cloud
2 13 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.62%) User Experience
4 5 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.81%) NHS
6 3 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.36%) W3C
7 2 (0.90%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.45%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.45%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.45%) Clustering
8 1 (0.45%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.45%) Robotics
8 1 (0.45%) Vector Graphics
8 1 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (18.10%) Linux
2 21 (9.50%) Windows
3 17 (7.69%) Unix
4 3 (1.36%) Android
5 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.45%) CentOS
6 1 (0.45%) CoreOS
6 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.45%) VMS
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (57.47%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (41.63%) Microservices
3 60 (27.15%) Scrum
4 56 (25.34%) TDD
5 54 (24.43%) Test Automation
6 45 (20.36%) BDD
7 43 (19.46%) Kanban
8 32 (14.48%) DevOps
9 26 (11.76%) User Stories
10 25 (11.31%) Software Engineering
11 24 (10.86%) Integration Testing
12 21 (9.50%) Pair Programming
13 20 (9.05%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (9.05%) Problem-Solving
14 19 (8.60%) Test Strategy
15 18 (8.14%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 16 (7.24%) SOA
17 15 (6.79%) Configuration Management
17 15 (6.79%) Mathematics
17 15 (6.79%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (16.29%) Java 8
2 35 (15.84%) Python
2 35 (15.84%) SQL
3 33 (14.93%) JavaScript
4 21 (9.50%) C#
5 18 (8.14%) C++
6 11 (4.98%) PHP
7 10 (4.52%) GLSL
7 10 (4.52%) HLSL
8 8 (3.62%) Perl
9 7 (3.17%) C
10 6 (2.71%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.26%) Delphi
11 5 (2.26%) XPath
12 4 (1.81%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.36%) Go
13 3 (1.36%) R
13 3 (1.36%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.36%) VB
13 3 (1.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 54 (24.43%) SC Cleared
1 54 (24.43%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.79%) Degree
3 8 (3.62%) ISEB
3 8 (3.62%) ISTQB
3 8 (3.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (3.17%) OCPJP
4 7 (3.17%) Sun Certification
5 6 (2.71%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.81%) OCP
6 4 (1.81%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (1.36%) PhD
8 2 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.90%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.45%) MCP
9 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.45%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.45%) HL7
2 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (9.95%) Docker
2 1 (0.45%) Firmware
2 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (7.24%) Terraform
2 13 (5.88%) Ansible
3 12 (5.43%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.90%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.90%) Puppet
5 1 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.45%) Rancher
5 1 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 47 (21.27%) Oracle
2 18 (8.14%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.98%) IBM
4 10 (4.52%) Talend
5 9 (4.07%) AppDynamics
5 9 (4.07%) SAP
6 8 (3.62%) webMethods
7 7 (3.17%) Sun
7 7 (3.17%) WSO2
8 4 (1.81%) Adobe
8 4 (1.81%) BEA
8 4 (1.81%) Civica
9 3 (1.36%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.90%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.90%) HP
10 2 (0.90%) hybris
10 2 (0.90%) jBASE
10 2 (0.90%) Progress
10 2 (0.90%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.90%) Tableau