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 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java
England / East of England
Rank 5 13 15
Rank change year-on-year +8 +2  
Contract jobs citing Java 317 198 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.61% 8.06% 9.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.69% 24.97% 27.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 123 131
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 12
Median hourly rate £37.25 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.40 £20.00 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.40 £44.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.13
% change year-on-year +2.50% +4.91%  

Java is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 841 793 903
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 38.76% 32.28% 34.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 462 489
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 59 58
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +7.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £19.00 £32.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.43 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Java as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Java in the East of England

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in the East of England

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in the East of England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in the East of England

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in the East of England

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in the East of England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +14 119 £525 +16.66% 29
Essex +14 93 £433 +8.12% 20
Cambridgeshire +4 61 £400 -3.03% 67
Bedfordshire +9 28 £435 +10.82% 6
Norfolk -11 8 £460 - 10
Suffolk -6 7 £413 +3.12% 3
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Java 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 East of England region with a requirement for Java.

1 334 (54.13%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (33.71%) TDD
3 169 (27.39%) JavaScript
4 149 (24.15%) SQL
5 137 (22.20%) HTML
6 134 (21.72%) Oracle
7 131 (21.23%) Web Services
8 123 (19.94%) Spring
9 119 (19.29%) XML
10 117 (18.96%) Finance
11 107 (17.34%) Continuous Integration
12 106 (17.18%) DevOps
13 105 (17.02%) Linux
14 98 (15.88%) BDD
15 97 (15.72%) Jenkins
16 96 (15.56%) OO
17 92 (14.91%) Scrum
17 92 (14.91%) RESTful
18 88 (14.26%) JSON
19 84 (13.61%) Hibernate
20 80 (12.97%) Git (software)
21 79 (12.80%) Android
22 78 (12.64%) J2EE
23 77 (12.48%) CSS
24 76 (12.32%) Unix
25 74 (11.99%) Python
26 71 (11.51%) .NET
27 70 (11.35%) Open Source
28 69 (11.18%) E-Commerce
29 67 (10.86%) Software Engineering

Java
Top Related 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 44 (7.13%) Tomcat
2 43 (6.97%) Apache
2 43 (6.97%) WebLogic
3 39 (6.32%) WebSphere
4 28 (4.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 24 (3.89%) JBoss
6 16 (2.59%) Apache Spark
7 15 (2.43%) Confluence
8 14 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 12 (1.94%) nginx
9 12 (1.94%) WebSphere Application Server
10 10 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (1.46%) SharePoint
12 8 (1.30%) Apache Pig
12 8 (1.30%) CMS
12 8 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (1.30%) IIS
12 8 (1.30%) Skype for Business
13 6 (0.97%) Mule
13 6 (0.97%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 17 (2.76%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.13%) MS Office
3 3 (0.49%) Weka
4 2 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (0.32%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.16%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 33 (5.35%) Adobe Campaign
2 26 (4.21%) Unica
3 20 (3.24%) Payment Gateway
4 19 (3.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 16 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.97%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.81%) SAP SD
8 4 (0.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.65%) SAP HCM
8 4 (0.65%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.32%) Magento
9 2 (0.32%) SDL Web 8
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
10 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 41 (6.65%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.43%) GitHub
4 12 (1.94%) Adobe Analytics
5 7 (1.13%) Office 365
6 6 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.97%) Yammer
7 5 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.65%) Boomi
8 4 (0.65%) Oracle CX
8 4 (0.65%) PaaS
8 4 (0.65%) SaaS
8 4 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.49%) Google App Engine
9 3 (0.49%) Silverpop
10 2 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.16%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (5.02%) TCP/IP
2 29 (4.70%) Firewall
3 25 (4.05%) SSL
4 22 (3.57%) HTTP
5 12 (1.94%) DNS
5 12 (1.94%) LDAP
6 10 (1.62%) SMS
7 9 (1.46%) DHCP
8 7 (1.13%) Internet
9 6 (0.97%) FTP
9 6 (0.97%) Network Security
9 6 (0.97%) VoIP
10 5 (0.81%) IPv4
11 4 (0.65%) Ethernet
11 4 (0.65%) Wireshark
12 3 (0.49%) Intranet
12 3 (0.49%) IPsec
13 2 (0.32%) HTTPS
13 2 (0.32%) VPN
13 2 (0.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (7.94%) Relational Database
2 39 (6.32%) PostgreSQL
2 39 (6.32%) SQL Server
3 36 (5.83%) NoSQL
4 35 (5.67%) MySQL
5 33 (5.35%) Big Data
6 29 (4.70%) MongoDB
7 26 (4.21%) Oracle Database
8 24 (3.89%) BusinessObjects
9 22 (3.57%) Hadoop
10 17 (2.76%) Oracle Database 10g
11 12 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
11 12 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (1.62%) Apache Hive
13 8 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
13 8 (1.30%) HBase
13 8 (1.30%) RDBMS
14 7 (1.13%) MariaDB
14 7 (1.13%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 7 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 97 (15.72%) Jenkins
2 80 (12.97%) Git (software)
3 63 (10.21%) Selenium
4 58 (9.40%) Cucumber
5 53 (8.59%) JUnit
6 51 (8.27%) JIRA
7 47 (7.62%) Maven
8 34 (5.51%) SoapUI
9 31 (5.02%) Gradle
9 31 (5.02%) WebDriver
10 30 (4.86%) Eclipse
11 28 (4.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 27 (4.38%) Ant
13 24 (3.89%) Calabash
13 24 (3.89%) JBehave
14 22 (3.57%) Subversion
15 19 (3.08%) Appium
16 16 (2.59%) Android Studio
17 14 (2.27%) Mockito
18 11 (1.78%) Mercurial
General
1 117 (18.96%) Finance
2 40 (6.48%) Marketing
3 33 (5.35%) Manufacturing
4 32 (5.19%) Retail
5 31 (5.02%) Telecoms
6 22 (3.57%) Banking
7 19 (3.08%) Electronics
8 14 (2.27%) Automotive
9 12 (1.94%) Legal
10 9 (1.46%) Back Office
11 5 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.65%) Military
13 3 (0.49%) Publishing
14 2 (0.32%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.32%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.32%) Games
14 2 (0.32%) German Language
14 2 (0.32%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.16%) Advertising
15 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 355 (57.54%) Developer
2 223 (36.14%) Java Developer
3 70 (11.35%) Architect
4 53 (8.59%) Senior Developer
5 48 (7.78%) Senior Java Developer
6 41 (6.65%) Agile Developer
7 40 (6.48%) Android Developer
8 39 (6.32%) Agile Java Developer
9 37 (6.00%) Analyst
9 37 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
10 26 (4.21%) AWS Developer
11 23 (3.73%) DevOps Engineer
12 22 (3.57%) Java Engineer
12 22 (3.57%) Senior Agile Developer
12 22 (3.57%) Senior Agile Java Developer
13 21 (3.40%) Test Analyst
14 18 (2.92%) CRM Developer
14 18 (2.92%) Software Engineer
15 16 (2.59%) Tester
15 16 (2.59%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (22.20%) HTML
2 131 (21.23%) Web Services
3 123 (19.94%) Spring
4 119 (19.29%) XML
5 92 (14.91%) RESTful
6 88 (14.26%) JSON
7 84 (13.61%) Hibernate
8 78 (12.64%) J2EE
9 77 (12.48%) CSS
10 71 (11.51%) .NET
11 65 (10.53%) REST
12 45 (7.29%) AngularJS
13 40 (6.48%) Java EE
14 39 (6.32%) HTML5
15 36 (5.83%) XSLT
16 34 (5.51%) Android SDK
16 34 (5.51%) jQuery
17 33 (5.35%) JSP
18 30 (4.86%) SOAP
19 29 (4.70%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 46 (7.46%) Mobile App
2 38 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (6.16%) Computer Science
3 32 (5.19%) Data Structures
4 26 (4.21%) Algorithms
5 19 (3.08%) Clustering
6 18 (2.92%) Client/Server
6 18 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (2.92%) Virtual Team
7 12 (1.94%) Animation
8 11 (1.78%) Social Media
9 9 (1.46%) iPad
10 8 (1.30%) DataPower
11 7 (1.13%) User Experience
12 5 (0.81%) Digital Media
13 4 (0.65%) Smartphone
14 3 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 3 (0.49%) Mainframe
15 2 (0.32%) IPTV
15 2 (0.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 105 (17.02%) Linux
2 79 (12.80%) Android
3 76 (12.32%) Unix
4 49 (7.94%) Windows
5 42 (6.81%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.46%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.81%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.65%) Solaris
9 4 (0.65%) VMS
10 3 (0.49%) AIX
11 2 (0.32%) CentOS
11 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.32%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.16%) Fedora
12 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (54.13%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (33.71%) TDD
3 107 (17.34%) Continuous Integration
4 106 (17.18%) DevOps
5 98 (15.88%) BDD
6 96 (15.56%) OO
7 92 (14.91%) Scrum
8 70 (11.35%) Open Source
9 69 (11.18%) E-Commerce
10 67 (10.86%) Software Engineering
11 62 (10.05%) SOA
12 51 (8.27%) Android Development
13 50 (8.10%) Web Development
14 49 (7.94%) Mentoring
15 48 (7.78%) CRM
16 44 (7.13%) MVC
17 41 (6.65%) Business Intelligence
18 37 (6.00%) Automated Testing
19 36 (5.83%) Microservices
20 35 (5.67%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 169 (27.39%) JavaScript
2 149 (24.15%) SQL
3 74 (11.99%) Python
4 55 (8.91%) PHP
5 51 (8.27%) Ruby
6 42 (6.81%) PL/SQL
7 39 (6.32%) Perl
8 38 (6.16%) C#
9 35 (5.67%) Scala
10 33 (5.35%) C++
11 23 (3.73%) Groovy
12 22 (3.57%) Go
13 20 (3.24%) Bash Shell
13 20 (3.24%) C
14 19 (3.08%) Shell Script
15 17 (2.76%) Clojure
15 17 (2.76%) Rust
16 16 (2.59%) XPath
17 15 (2.43%) F#
18 8 (1.30%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 34 (5.51%) Degree
2 15 (2.43%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.78%) RHCE
4 10 (1.62%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.13%) Sun Certification
6 5 (0.81%) ISEB
7 4 (0.65%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (0.65%) PhD
8 3 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.16%) CISA
9 1 (0.16%) CISM
9 1 (0.16%) CISSP
9 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.16%) GSEC
9 1 (0.16%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.16%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (6.48%) QA
2 10 (1.62%) SLA
3 5 (0.81%) SDET
4 4 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.49%) GDPR
6 2 (0.32%) SEPA
7 1 (0.16%) CDISC
7 1 (0.16%) HL7
System Software
1 17 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (2.27%) Docker
3 10 (1.62%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (1.13%) Active Directory
5 6 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.65%) FreeRADIUS
7 4 (0.65%) Xen
8 3 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.32%) HDFS
10 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.16%) KVM
10 1 (0.16%) LXC
10 1 (0.16%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 1 (0.16%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 50 (8.10%) Puppet
2 33 (5.35%) Ansible
2 33 (5.35%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (1.78%) Salt
4 7 (1.13%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 5 (0.81%) Hadoop YARN
5 5 (0.81%) Nagios
6 4 (0.65%) Kibana
6 4 (0.65%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.32%) Grafana
8 1 (0.16%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.16%) Mesos
8 1 (0.16%) Packer
8 1 (0.16%) Pingdom
8 1 (0.16%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.16%) Terraform
Vendors
1 134 (21.72%) Oracle
2 61 (9.89%) Adobe
3 52 (8.43%) Microsoft
4 41 (6.65%) SAP
5 40 (6.48%) IBM
6 19 (3.08%) Google
7 18 (2.92%) VMware
8 15 (2.43%) hybris
9 10 (1.62%) WSO2
10 9 (1.46%) BEA
11 8 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (1.13%) HP
12 7 (1.13%) Sun
13 6 (0.97%) Atlassian
13 6 (0.97%) Infor
13 6 (0.97%) Pega
13 6 (0.97%) Red Hat
13 6 (0.97%) Sybase
14 4 (0.65%) Dell
14 4 (0.65%) Hortonworks
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