Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 21 7
Rank change year-on-year +12 -14 +1
Contract jobs citing Java 144 231 580
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 10.07% 6.40% 12.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.90% 17.95% 34.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 132 389
Median daily rate £500 £450 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% -11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £325 £294 £338
90th Percentile £577 £644 £600
England median daily rate £525 £538 £525
% change year-on-year -2.33% +2.38% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 8
Median hourly rate £42.75 - £43.75
10th Percentile £40.73 - £33.62
90th Percentile £56.35 - £57.00
England median hourly rate £50.00 £45.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +1.11% +12.50%

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 556 1,287 1,688
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 38.88% 35.68% 37.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 802 1,026
Median daily rate £434 £425 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% -2.30% +5.45%
10th Percentile £256 £300 £300
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
England median daily rate £482 £485 £475
% change year-on-year -0.62% +2.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 55 65
Median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £17.15 £20.50 £16.01
90th Percentile £52.75 £51.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.27
% change year-on-year -3.41% +4.11% +5.66%

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 15 January 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 15 January 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 15 January 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 +15 69 £496 +13.37% 15
Hertfordshire +10 52 £525 +16.67% 23
Suffolk +1 10 £323 -10.42% 2
Cambridgeshire +1 8 £450 -10.00% 52
Bedfordshire +23 5 £250 -5.66% 3
Java
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 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 78 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (34.72%) Spring
3 46 (31.94%) Microservices
4 41 (28.47%) Jenkins
5 39 (27.08%) AWS
6 38 (26.39%) Git (software)
7 37 (25.69%) Linux
8 36 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 36 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 36 (25.00%) Docker
9 35 (24.31%) Kubernetes
10 34 (23.61%) DevOps
10 34 (23.61%) Test Automation
10 34 (23.61%) JIRA
11 33 (22.92%) Scrum
11 33 (22.92%) SQL
11 33 (22.92%) Oracle
11 33 (22.92%) Web Services
12 32 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
13 30 (20.83%) TDD
14 29 (20.14%) Software Engineering
15 28 (19.44%) Node.js
16 27 (18.75%) SC Cleared
17 26 (18.06%) Python
17 26 (18.06%) Spring Boot
18 25 (17.36%) REST
19 24 (16.67%) BDD
19 24 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
20 23 (15.97%) MySQL
21 22 (15.28%) C++

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 15 (10.42%) Confluence
2 11 (7.64%) WebSphere
3 8 (5.56%) JBoss
4 7 (4.86%) IBM Domino
4 7 (4.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (4.17%) Apache Spark
6 5 (3.47%) Apache
7 4 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (2.78%) WebLogic
8 3 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (2.08%) SharePoint
8 3 (2.08%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.39%) Apache Solr
9 2 (1.39%) CMS
9 2 (1.39%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.69%) Anypoint
10 1 (0.69%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.69%) Luigi
Applications
1 1 (0.69%) InVision
1 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.69%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.69%) Sketch
1 1 (0.69%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 7 (4.86%) Magento
2 3 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.39%) Fredhopper
3 2 (1.39%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 39 (27.08%) AWS
2 14 (9.72%) Azure
3 10 (6.94%) GCP
4 8 (5.56%) Amazon EKS
5 7 (4.86%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (4.86%) GitHub
6 5 (3.47%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (2.78%) Amazon ECS
7 4 (2.78%) Serverless
8 3 (2.08%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (2.08%) Power Platform
9 2 (1.39%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.39%) OpenShift
9 2 (1.39%) SpeedCurve
10 1 (0.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.69%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.69%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.42%) TCP/IP
2 12 (8.33%) Ethernet
3 8 (5.56%) Kerberos
4 3 (2.08%) HTTP
4 3 (2.08%) SSL
5 2 (1.39%) 802.11
5 2 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.69%) DNS
6 1 (0.69%) FTP
6 1 (0.69%) VPN
6 1 (0.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.97%) MySQL
2 13 (9.03%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.86%) Big Data
3 7 (4.86%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (4.17%) Amazon Aurora
5 5 (3.47%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (3.47%) Apache Hive
5 5 (3.47%) Impala
6 4 (2.78%) DB2
6 4 (2.78%) DbVisualizer
6 4 (2.78%) HBase
6 4 (2.78%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (2.08%) Power BI
8 2 (1.39%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.39%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.39%) Tableau
9 1 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 41 (28.47%) Jenkins
2 38 (26.39%) Git (software)
3 34 (23.61%) JIRA
4 19 (13.19%) Maven
5 17 (11.81%) Cucumber
6 16 (11.11%) GitLab
7 15 (10.42%) Selenium
8 12 (8.33%) Eclipse
8 12 (8.33%) NetBeans
8 12 (8.33%) Visual Studio
9 11 (7.64%) SoapUI
10 10 (6.94%) JUnit
11 9 (6.25%) Artifactory
12 7 (4.86%) REST Assured
13 6 (4.17%) JMeter
14 5 (3.47%) Cypress.io
14 5 (3.47%) Mockito
14 5 (3.47%) Protractor
15 4 (2.78%) SonarQube
15 4 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 12 (8.33%) Aerospace
1 12 (8.33%) Military
2 10 (6.94%) Games
2 10 (6.94%) Retail
3 9 (6.25%) Public Sector
4 6 (4.17%) Finance
5 5 (3.47%) Law
6 3 (2.08%) Portuguese Language
6 3 (2.08%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.39%) Back Office
7 2 (1.39%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.39%) Marketing
8 1 (0.69%) Automotive
8 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (43.75%) Developer
2 42 (29.17%) Java Developer
3 13 (9.03%) Full Stack Developer
4 9 (6.25%) Analyst
4 9 (6.25%) Architect
4 9 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 9 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
4 9 (6.25%) Technical Business Analyst
5 8 (5.56%) Tester
6 7 (4.86%) Automation Tester
7 6 (4.17%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (4.17%) Software Engineer
8 5 (3.47%) Angular Developer
8 5 (3.47%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (3.47%) Data Engineer
8 5 (3.47%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 5 (3.47%) Senior Developer
9 4 (2.78%) E-Commerce Manager
9 4 (2.78%) IAM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (34.72%) Spring
2 33 (22.92%) Web Services
3 28 (19.44%) Node.js
4 26 (18.06%) Spring Boot
5 25 (17.36%) REST
6 19 (13.19%) SOAP
7 18 (12.50%) J2EE
8 17 (11.81%) HTML
9 16 (11.11%) XML
10 15 (10.42%) AngularJS
11 13 (9.03%) CSS
11 13 (9.03%) Hibernate
12 12 (8.33%) Qt
13 11 (7.64%) .NET
13 11 (7.64%) JPA
13 11 (7.64%) Middleware
14 10 (6.94%) Kafka
15 9 (6.25%) JSP
15 9 (6.25%) RESTful
15 9 (6.25%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.19%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (3.47%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.08%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.08%) Analytical Mindset
5 3 (2.08%) User Experience
6 2 (1.39%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.39%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.39%) FMCG
6 2 (1.39%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.39%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.69%) Clustering
7 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.69%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.69%) EPoS
7 1 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.69%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.69%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 37 (25.69%) Linux
2 15 (10.42%) Unix
3 12 (8.33%) Windows
4 7 (4.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.08%) Android
6 2 (1.39%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.69%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (31.94%) Microservices
3 34 (23.61%) DevOps
3 34 (23.61%) Test Automation
4 33 (22.92%) Scrum
5 32 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
6 30 (20.83%) TDD
7 29 (20.14%) Software Engineering
8 24 (16.67%) BDD
8 24 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (15.28%) E-Commerce
10 16 (11.11%) User Stories
11 15 (10.42%) Kanban
11 15 (10.42%) Mathematics
12 13 (9.03%) OO
12 13 (9.03%) Process Improvement
13 12 (8.33%) SOA
14 10 (6.94%) Deployment Automation
14 10 (6.94%) Mentoring
14 10 (6.94%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 36 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 33 (22.92%) SQL
3 26 (18.06%) Python
4 22 (15.28%) C++
5 19 (13.19%) Java 8
6 16 (11.11%) Scala
7 15 (10.42%) C#
8 10 (6.94%) Perl
9 9 (6.25%) Bash Shell
9 9 (6.25%) Ruby
9 9 (6.25%) TypeScript
10 7 (4.86%) GLSL
10 7 (4.86%) HLSL
11 6 (4.17%) C
12 4 (2.78%) Elm
13 3 (2.08%) PL/SQL
13 3 (2.08%) Shell Script
14 2 (1.39%) AWK
14 2 (1.39%) Erlang
14 2 (1.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.42%) Degree
4 4 (2.78%) ISEB
4 4 (2.78%) OCPJP
4 4 (2.78%) Sun Certification
5 3 (2.08%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.69%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.69%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.47%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 36 (25.00%) Docker
2 6 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (3.47%) HDFS
4 3 (2.08%) Postfix
5 1 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 35 (24.31%) Kubernetes
2 14 (9.72%) Puppet
3 13 (9.03%) Ansible
4 12 (8.33%) Terraform
5 6 (4.17%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (2.78%) Kibana
6 4 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.78%) PingFederate
7 3 (2.08%) Salt
8 2 (1.39%) Grafana
8 2 (1.39%) Iperf
9 1 (0.69%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.69%) Oozie
Vendors
1 33 (22.92%) Oracle
2 14 (9.72%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.25%) Cloudera
4 8 (5.56%) Google
4 8 (5.56%) hybris
4 8 (5.56%) Xerox
5 7 (4.86%) IBM
6 6 (4.17%) Atlassian
7 5 (3.47%) BT
7 5 (3.47%) SAP
8 4 (2.78%) Ping Identity
8 4 (2.78%) Sun
8 4 (2.78%) WSO2
9 3 (2.08%) AppDynamics
9 3 (2.08%) Dynatrace
9 3 (2.08%) Pega
10 2 (1.39%) JDA
10 2 (1.39%) New Relic
10 2 (1.39%) VMware
11 1 (0.69%) Red Hat