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 23 June 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
England / East of England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 8 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4  
Contract jobs citing Java 249 281 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 10.71% 11.02% 9.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.52% 31.90% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 169 161
Median daily rate £450 £400 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £509 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 21
Median hourly rate £36.00 £31.90 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.85% -20.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £36.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £35.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.87% -10.62%  

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 939 881 1056
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 40.40% 34.56% 34.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 521 628
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 64 58
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -1.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.30 £27.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.78 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

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 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 23 June 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 23 June 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
Essex +5 85 £468 +55.83% 17
Hertfordshire +1 62 £450 +5.26% 31
Bedfordshire +18 39 £475 +35.71% 7
Norfolk -2 30 £350 -22.22% 4
Cambridgeshire -21 28 £400 - 79
Suffolk -6 5 £475 +2.70% 6
Java
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 280 (49.73%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (35.88%) TDD
3 167 (29.66%) SQL
4 157 (27.89%) JavaScript
5 156 (27.71%) Linux
6 141 (25.04%) XML
7 136 (24.16%) HTML
8 132 (23.45%) Oracle
8 132 (23.45%) Spring
9 113 (20.07%) Continuous Integration
10 111 (19.72%) Web Services
11 102 (18.12%) Unix
11 102 (18.12%) Jenkins
12 98 (17.41%) Git (software)
12 98 (17.41%) DevOps
13 90 (15.99%) Finance
14 89 (15.81%) Test Automation
15 83 (14.74%) REST
15 83 (14.74%) CSS
16 82 (14.56%) OO
17 78 (13.85%) Scrum
18 77 (13.68%) JSON
19 75 (13.32%) Hibernate
20 71 (12.61%) MVC
20 71 (12.61%) Python
20 71 (12.61%) .NET
21 67 (11.90%) J2EE
22 66 (11.72%) Relational Database
23 65 (11.55%) BDD
24 63 (11.19%) RESTful

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 52 (9.24%) WebLogic
2 48 (8.53%) Tomcat
3 42 (7.46%) WebSphere
4 40 (7.10%) Apache
4 40 (7.10%) JBoss
5 25 (4.44%) Confluence
6 17 (3.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 17 (3.02%) CMS
7 14 (2.49%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (2.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 14 (2.49%) WebSphere Application Server
8 11 (1.95%) Apache Spark
9 10 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (1.60%) Mule
11 7 (1.24%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (1.07%) nginx
12 6 (1.07%) Oracle Service Bus
12 6 (1.07%) WebLogic Portal
13 5 (0.89%) IIS
13 5 (0.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (0.89%) Adobe Illustrator
1 5 (0.89%) OmniGraffle
1 5 (0.89%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.18%) CATIA
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.18%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 18 (3.20%) Payment Gateway
2 17 (3.02%) Unica
3 15 (2.66%) Adobe Campaign
4 12 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 11 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (1.42%) SAP Hybris
7 6 (1.07%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (1.07%) SDL Web 8
8 4 (0.71%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.71%) SAP HCM
8 4 (0.71%) SAP SD
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
10 1 (0.18%) Magento
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.18%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 47 (8.35%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (6.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.20%) GitHub
4 8 (1.42%) Adobe Analytics
5 6 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (1.07%) Silverpop
6 5 (0.89%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.89%) SaaS
7 4 (0.71%) Boomi
7 4 (0.71%) Google App Engine
7 4 (0.71%) Office 365
7 4 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.71%) Yammer
8 3 (0.53%) IaaS
8 3 (0.53%) PaaS
9 2 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.36%) Sauce Labs
10 1 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 42 (7.46%) TCP/IP
2 39 (6.93%) SSL
3 34 (6.04%) HTTP
4 23 (4.09%) Firewall
5 21 (3.73%) LDAP
6 12 (2.13%) Kerberos
7 5 (0.89%) DHCP
7 5 (0.89%) DNS
7 5 (0.89%) FTP
8 4 (0.71%) Internet
8 4 (0.71%) SMS
8 4 (0.71%) VoIP
8 4 (0.71%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.53%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.53%) IPsec
10 2 (0.36%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.36%) SpaceWire
10 2 (0.36%) Wireless
11 1 (0.18%) Diameter Protocol
11 1 (0.18%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (11.72%) Relational Database
2 57 (10.12%) MySQL
3 38 (6.75%) SQL Server
4 37 (6.57%) PostgreSQL
5 36 (6.39%) NoSQL
6 32 (5.68%) Hadoop
7 28 (4.97%) Big Data
8 26 (4.62%) MongoDB
9 22 (3.91%) MariaDB
9 22 (3.91%) Oracle Database
10 17 (3.02%) BusinessObjects
11 15 (2.66%) Oracle Database 10g
12 13 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (2.31%) RDBMS
13 11 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (1.78%) Crystal Reports
14 10 (1.78%) Sybase ASE
15 7 (1.24%) Apache Hive
16 6 (1.07%) HBase
16 6 (1.07%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 102 (18.12%) Jenkins
2 98 (17.41%) Git (software)
3 62 (11.01%) JUnit
4 45 (7.99%) JIRA
5 44 (7.82%) Maven
6 43 (7.64%) Cucumber
7 38 (6.75%) Selenium
8 30 (5.33%) SoapUI
8 30 (5.33%) Subversion
9 28 (4.97%) Mockito
10 25 (4.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 24 (4.26%) Calabash
12 23 (4.09%) Gradle
13 19 (3.37%) Ant
14 18 (3.20%) Eclipse
15 14 (2.49%) Mercurial
16 11 (1.95%) WebDriver
17 10 (1.78%) Android Studio
17 10 (1.78%) Appium
17 10 (1.78%) Jasmine
General
1 90 (15.99%) Finance
2 40 (7.10%) Retail
3 25 (4.44%) Marketing
4 22 (3.91%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.73%) Manufacturing
6 16 (2.84%) Banking
7 15 (2.66%) Automotive
8 12 (2.13%) Electronics
9 7 (1.24%) Publishing
10 6 (1.07%) Legal
11 4 (0.71%) Games
11 4 (0.71%) Military
11 4 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.53%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.53%) Avionics
13 2 (0.36%) Back Office
13 2 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.18%) Billing
14 1 (0.18%) French Language
14 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 319 (56.66%) Developer
2 210 (37.30%) Java Developer
3 65 (11.55%) Architect
4 47 (8.35%) Senior Developer
5 37 (6.57%) Senior Java Developer
6 35 (6.22%) Solutions Architect
7 32 (5.68%) Agile Developer
8 29 (5.15%) Android Developer
9 28 (4.97%) AWS Developer
10 26 (4.62%) Agile Java Developer
11 24 (4.26%) Analyst
12 20 (3.55%) DevOps Engineer
13 18 (3.20%) Integration Developer
14 17 (3.02%) Software Engineer
14 17 (3.02%) Web Developer
15 14 (2.49%) Consultant
15 14 (2.49%) Senior Agile Developer
15 14 (2.49%) Software Developer
16 13 (2.31%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
16 13 (2.31%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (25.04%) XML
2 136 (24.16%) HTML
3 132 (23.45%) Spring
4 111 (19.72%) Web Services
5 83 (14.74%) CSS
5 83 (14.74%) REST
6 77 (13.68%) JSON
7 75 (13.32%) Hibernate
8 71 (12.61%) .NET
9 67 (11.90%) J2EE
10 63 (11.19%) RESTful
11 46 (8.17%) Java EE
11 46 (8.17%) XSLT
12 44 (7.82%) AngularJS
13 43 (7.64%) HTML5
13 43 (7.64%) JSP
14 42 (7.46%) JPA
15 40 (7.10%) Middleware
15 40 (7.10%) Spring MVC
16 34 (6.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (7.64%) Mobile App
2 39 (6.93%) Computer Science
3 31 (5.51%) Greenfield Project
4 30 (5.33%) Enterprise Software
5 29 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (3.73%) Clustering
7 16 (2.84%) Algorithms
8 15 (2.66%) User Experience
9 14 (2.49%) Animation
9 14 (2.49%) Data Structures
10 12 (2.13%) Virtual Team
11 8 (1.42%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.42%) DataPower
12 7 (1.24%) RIA
13 5 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
13 5 (0.89%) Graphic Design
13 5 (0.89%) iPad
13 5 (0.89%) Web 2.0
14 4 (0.71%) Management Information System
14 4 (0.71%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 156 (27.71%) Linux
2 102 (18.12%) Unix
3 58 (10.30%) Windows
4 56 (9.95%) Android
5 33 (5.86%) Mac OS X
6 27 (4.80%) Apple iOS
7 18 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (2.66%) Solaris
9 4 (0.71%) HPUX
9 4 (0.71%) VMS
9 4 (0.71%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.53%) AIX
11 2 (0.36%) CentOS
11 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.18%) OpenVMS
12 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (49.73%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (35.88%) TDD
3 113 (20.07%) Continuous Integration
4 98 (17.41%) DevOps
5 89 (15.81%) Test Automation
6 82 (14.56%) OO
7 78 (13.85%) Scrum
8 71 (12.61%) MVC
9 65 (11.55%) BDD
10 62 (11.01%) Open Source
11 60 (10.66%) Microservices
11 60 (10.66%) Software Engineering
12 58 (10.30%) SOA
13 53 (9.41%) E-Commerce
14 49 (8.70%) Mentoring
15 47 (8.35%) Web Development
16 46 (8.17%) Configuration Management
17 37 (6.57%) High Availability
18 34 (6.04%) Android Development
18 34 (6.04%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 167 (29.66%) SQL
2 157 (27.89%) JavaScript
3 71 (12.61%) Python
4 49 (8.70%) PL/SQL
5 45 (7.99%) Ruby
6 37 (6.57%) C#
7 35 (6.22%) Perl
8 31 (5.51%) PHP
9 29 (5.15%) Groovy
10 26 (4.62%) C
11 23 (4.09%) Bash Shell
11 23 (4.09%) C++
12 19 (3.37%) Scala
13 18 (3.20%) XPath
14 12 (2.13%) Shell Script
15 11 (1.95%) Go
15 11 (1.95%) TypeScript
16 10 (1.78%) Clojure
16 10 (1.78%) Rust
16 10 (1.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (6.57%) Degree
2 25 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.49%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.13%) RHCE
5 11 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.71%) ISEB
7 4 (0.71%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (0.71%) PhD
7 4 (0.71%) Sun Certification
8 3 (0.53%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.18%) CISA
9 1 (0.18%) CISM
9 1 (0.18%) CISSP
9 1 (0.18%) GSEC
9 1 (0.18%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.18%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.73%) QA
2 7 (1.24%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.07%) SLA
4 4 (0.71%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.53%) GDPR
6 2 (0.36%) ECSS
6 2 (0.36%) SEPA
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (2.84%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.60%) Docker
3 8 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
3 8 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.89%) Apache Flume
4 5 (0.89%) Xen
5 4 (0.71%) HDFS
6 3 (0.53%) Cygwin
6 3 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.18%) KVM
8 1 (0.18%) LXC
8 1 (0.18%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 43 (7.64%) Puppet
2 35 (6.22%) Ansible
3 23 (4.09%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (2.13%) Salt
5 7 (1.24%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 4 (0.71%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.36%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.18%) Kibana
8 1 (0.18%) Mesos
8 1 (0.18%) Pingdom
8 1 (0.18%) ThinApp
8 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 132 (23.45%) Oracle
2 43 (7.64%) IBM
3 41 (7.28%) Microsoft
4 39 (6.93%) SAP
5 29 (5.15%) Adobe
6 18 (3.20%) Red Hat
7 17 (3.02%) Cloudera
8 16 (2.84%) Google
9 15 (2.66%) hybris
10 13 (2.31%) WSO2
11 11 (1.95%) VMware
12 10 (1.78%) Sybase
13 9 (1.60%) Pega
14 8 (1.42%) BEA
15 6 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
15 6 (1.07%) webMethods
16 5 (0.89%) Atlassian
16 5 (0.89%) Omniture
17 4 (0.71%) Dell
17 4 (0.71%) Infor
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Rate: £525 - £550 per day
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