Period
to 27 July 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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 12 7 7
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Java 194 210 535
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 8.81% 12.00% 12.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.32% 32.26% 31.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 141 286
10th Percentile £390 £400 £358
25th Percentile £452 £445 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £478
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.71% +0.53%
75th Percentile £625 £550 £540
90th Percentile £675 £600 £601
England median daily rate £550 £540 £525
% change year-on-year +1.85% +2.86% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 8
10th Percentile £43.93 £10.08 £41.43
25th Percentile £52.25 £11.55 £47.88
Median hourly rate £56.50 £19.29 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +192.97% -61.43% +36.91%
75th Percentile £56.75 £21.57 "
90th Percentile £60.37 £37.20 £53.96
England median hourly rate £60.00 £43.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +37.93% -8.42% +11.76%

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 737 651 1,673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 33.45% 37.20% 38.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 426 982
10th Percentile £231 £313 £313
25th Percentile £350 £388 £364
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £450
75th Percentile £545 £525 £525
90th Percentile £625 £584 £588
England median daily rate £513 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +2.60% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 24 61
10th Percentile £12.71 £11.60 £18.25
25th Percentile £26.08 £21.57 £41.25
Median hourly rate £37.25 £45.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -17.22% - +12.50%
75th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
90th Percentile £56.53 £56.38 £52.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +8.67%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 27 July 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
Hertfordshire +4 84 £600 +20.00% 24
Essex -6 70 £513 +2.50% 18
Suffolk +10 19 £390 -10.86% 5
Cambridgeshire -9 14 £575 +2.22% 46
Bedfordshire 0 6 £450 +12.50% 6
Norfolk - 1 £500 - 3
Java
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 109 (56.19%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (34.54%) Social Skills
3 66 (34.02%) DevOps
4 63 (32.47%) AWS
5 61 (31.44%) Microservices
5 61 (31.44%) Spring
6 59 (30.41%) Oracle
7 53 (27.32%) JavaScript
8 52 (26.80%) Scrum
8 52 (26.80%) Git (software)
9 48 (24.74%) Spring Boot
10 47 (24.23%) JIRA
11 46 (23.71%) Software Engineering
11 46 (23.71%) Python
12 45 (23.20%) E-Commerce
12 45 (23.20%) Java 8
13 42 (21.65%) TDD
13 42 (21.65%) Docker
13 42 (21.65%) Jenkins
14 41 (21.13%) Kubernetes
15 38 (19.59%) Security Cleared
16 36 (18.56%) MySQL
17 35 (18.04%) Test Automation
17 35 (18.04%) Problem-Solving
18 34 (17.53%) Node.js
18 34 (17.53%) SQL
18 34 (17.53%) Linux
19 33 (17.01%) Continuous Integration
20 32 (16.49%) BDD
21 31 (15.98%) SC Cleared

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 28 (14.43%) Confluence
2 26 (13.40%) IBM Domino
3 18 (9.28%) WebSphere
4 12 (6.19%) Apache
5 10 (5.15%) WebLogic
6 8 (4.12%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (4.12%) Tomcat
6 8 (4.12%) WebSphere Application Server
7 7 (3.61%) Apache Spark
8 6 (3.09%) Apache ServiceMix
8 6 (3.09%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (2.58%) JBoss
10 4 (2.06%) CMS
11 3 (1.55%) Apache Airflow
11 3 (1.55%) Apache Solr
11 3 (1.55%) MQSeries
11 3 (1.55%) OpenStack
12 2 (1.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 23 (11.86%) Magento
2 14 (7.22%) Shopify
3 6 (3.09%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 63 (32.47%) AWS
2 27 (13.92%) Azure
3 16 (8.25%) GCP
4 14 (7.22%) Serverless
5 11 (5.67%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (4.64%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (3.09%) Amazon EKS
7 6 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (2.06%) GitHub
9 3 (1.55%) OpenShift
10 2 (1.03%) Akamai
10 2 (1.03%) Amazon ECS
10 2 (1.03%) Attraqt
10 2 (1.03%) CloudTest
10 2 (1.03%) IaaS
10 2 (1.03%) SpeedCurve
11 1 (0.52%) AWS CodeCommit
11 1 (0.52%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 1 (0.52%) Azure Pipelines
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.19%) TCP/IP
2 11 (5.67%) Ethernet
3 8 (4.12%) HTTP
4 7 (3.61%) Firewall
5 6 (3.09%) DNS
5 6 (3.09%) FTP
5 6 (3.09%) SSH
5 6 (3.09%) SSL
6 4 (2.06%) VPN
7 2 (1.03%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.03%) VoIP
8 1 (0.52%) 5G
8 1 (0.52%) Broadband
8 1 (0.52%) Internet
8 1 (0.52%) IPv4
8 1 (0.52%) LAN
8 1 (0.52%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.52%) WAN
8 1 (0.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (18.56%) MySQL
2 23 (11.86%) Oracle Database
3 15 (7.73%) Relational Database
4 10 (5.15%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (4.64%) DB2
5 9 (4.64%) DbVisualizer
5 9 (4.64%) MongoDB
6 7 (3.61%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (3.09%) Data Lake
7 6 (3.09%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.58%) Big Data
8 5 (2.58%) Oracle ODI
8 5 (2.58%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (2.06%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (1.03%) Hadoop
11 2 (1.03%) HBase
11 2 (1.03%) Impala
11 2 (1.03%) Parquet
11 2 (1.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 52 (26.80%) Git (software)
2 47 (24.23%) JIRA
3 42 (21.65%) Jenkins
4 23 (11.86%) Maven
5 17 (8.76%) Eclipse
6 16 (8.25%) Selenium
7 13 (6.70%) Visual Studio
8 12 (6.19%) GitLab
8 12 (6.19%) JMeter
9 11 (5.67%) Cucumber
9 11 (5.67%) NetBeans
10 8 (4.12%) JUnit
11 7 (3.61%) Cypress.io
11 7 (3.61%) ESLint
11 7 (3.61%) webpack
12 6 (3.09%) IntelliJ
12 6 (3.09%) REST Assured
12 6 (3.09%) SoapUI
13 5 (2.58%) Artifactory
13 5 (2.58%) Checkstyle
General
1 67 (34.54%) Social Skills
2 30 (15.46%) Retail
3 19 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (6.70%) Aerospace
5 12 (6.19%) Finance
6 11 (5.67%) Military
7 10 (5.15%) Presentation Skills
8 9 (4.64%) Public Sector
8 9 (4.64%) Telecoms
9 6 (3.09%) Influencing Skills
10 4 (2.06%) Billing
11 3 (1.55%) Automotive
12 2 (1.03%) Back Office
12 2 (1.03%) Banking
12 2 (1.03%) Documentation Skills
12 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
12 2 (1.03%) Organisational Skills
12 2 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 77 (39.69%) Developer
2 50 (25.77%) Java Developer
3 25 (12.89%) Architect
4 14 (7.22%) Senior Developer
5 13 (6.70%) Senior Java Developer
5 13 (6.70%) Software Engineer
6 12 (6.19%) Analyst
6 12 (6.19%) DevOps Engineer
7 11 (5.67%) E-Commerce Architect
8 10 (5.15%) Cloud Architect
8 10 (5.15%) Tester
9 9 (4.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 8 (4.12%) Java Engineer
10 8 (4.12%) React Developer
10 8 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (4.12%) Test Analyst
11 6 (3.09%) Java Architect
11 6 (3.09%) Performance Analyst
11 6 (3.09%) Performance Test Analyst
11 6 (3.09%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (31.44%) Spring
2 48 (24.74%) Spring Boot
3 34 (17.53%) Node.js
4 29 (14.95%) Web Services
5 27 (13.92%) HTML
6 26 (13.40%) RESTful
7 25 (12.89%) XML
8 23 (11.86%) CSS
9 21 (10.82%) HTML5
10 20 (10.31%) .NET
11 19 (9.79%) J2SE
12 17 (8.76%) React
13 16 (8.25%) JSON
14 15 (7.73%) Kafka
15 14 (7.22%) REST
16 12 (6.19%) CSS3
17 11 (5.67%) J2EE
17 11 (5.67%) Qt
18 10 (5.15%) ActiveX
18 10 (5.15%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.22%) Hybrid Cloud
2 9 (4.64%) User Experience
3 8 (4.12%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (3.61%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.09%) Clustering
6 5 (2.58%) Life Science
6 5 (2.58%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.06%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.06%) NHS
8 2 (1.03%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (1.03%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.03%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.03%) FMCG
8 2 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.03%) iPad
8 2 (1.03%) Legacy Systems
8 2 (1.03%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.52%) Vector Graphics
9 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (17.53%) Linux
2 15 (7.73%) Unix
2 15 (7.73%) Windows
3 3 (1.55%) Android
4 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.52%) CentOS
5 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (56.19%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (34.02%) DevOps
3 61 (31.44%) Microservices
4 52 (26.80%) Scrum
5 46 (23.71%) Software Engineering
6 45 (23.20%) E-Commerce
7 42 (21.65%) TDD
8 35 (18.04%) Problem-Solving
8 35 (18.04%) Test Automation
9 33 (17.01%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (16.49%) BDD
11 24 (12.37%) Pair Programming
12 20 (10.31%) OO
13 17 (8.76%) Kanban
13 17 (8.76%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 16 (8.25%) Infrastructure as Code
15 15 (7.73%) Content Management
16 14 (7.22%) Analytics
16 14 (7.22%) User Stories
17 13 (6.70%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 53 (27.32%) JavaScript
2 46 (23.71%) Python
3 45 (23.20%) Java 8
4 34 (17.53%) SQL
5 26 (13.40%) C#
5 26 (13.40%) Java 11
6 23 (11.86%) Scala
7 20 (10.31%) PHP
7 20 (10.31%) TypeScript
8 15 (7.73%) C++
9 13 (6.70%) Bash Shell
10 12 (6.19%) Go
11 10 (5.15%) GLSL
11 10 (5.15%) HLSL
12 9 (4.64%) ES6
13 8 (4.12%) PL/SQL
13 8 (4.12%) Shell Script
14 7 (3.61%) Kotlin
14 7 (3.61%) Perl
15 6 (3.09%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (19.59%) Security Cleared
2 31 (15.98%) SC Cleared
3 20 (10.31%) Degree
4 14 (7.22%) OCPJP
4 14 (7.22%) Sun Certification
5 3 (1.55%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.52%) MCP
7 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.52%) OCP
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.52%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.64%) Accessibility
2 5 (2.58%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.55%) QA
System Software
1 42 (21.65%) Docker
2 8 (4.12%) Postfix
3 6 (3.09%) qmail
3 6 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.52%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.52%) HDFS
4 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 41 (21.13%) Kubernetes
2 28 (14.43%) Terraform
3 18 (9.28%) Ansible
4 8 (4.12%) Puppet
5 7 (3.61%) Grafana
5 7 (3.61%) Kibana
6 2 (1.03%) Data Guard
6 2 (1.03%) HP ALM
6 2 (1.03%) Oozie
6 2 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.52%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.52%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.52%) Scalr
7 1 (0.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 59 (30.41%) Oracle
2 26 (13.40%) IBM
2 26 (13.40%) Xerox
3 20 (10.31%) hybris
3 20 (10.31%) Microsoft
4 14 (7.22%) Sun
5 10 (5.15%) Dynatrace
5 10 (5.15%) Google
6 9 (4.64%) VMware
7 8 (4.12%) New Relic
8 7 (3.61%) Cloudera
8 7 (3.61%) SAP
9 6 (3.09%) Atlassian
10 5 (2.58%) Adobe
10 5 (2.58%) Serena
10 5 (2.58%) ServiceNow
11 4 (2.06%) BT
11 4 (2.06%) webMethods
12 2 (1.03%) BEA
12 2 (1.03%) HP