Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Java 8 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java 8 over the 6 months to 20 July 2018 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 SE 8
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 169 312
Rank change year-on-year +64 +143 +439
Contract jobs citing Java 8 2,309 1,386 815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.43% 1.58% 0.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.51% 3.80% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,927 1,120 671
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £390 £375 £363
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
England median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year -5.26% - -

Java 8 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 England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 41,886 36,508 39,592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 44.07% 41.62% 38.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,573 25,147 27,494
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +3.93% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 749 750 849
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.55 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.75 £53.75 £51.50
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.13 £37.50
% change year-on-year -0.30% +9.67% +7.14%

Java 8
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Java 8 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Java 8 in England

Java 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java 8 in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java 8 in England

Java 8
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java 8 in England over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java 8 in England

Java 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java 8 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java 8 in England

Java 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java 8 in England over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Java 8 in England

Java 8
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java 8 within the England region over the 6 months to 20 July 2018. 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
London +40 1,462 £550 +4.76% 255
North of England +76 347 £436 +2.65% 64
South East +55 269 £485 -3.00% 55
North West +33 160 £450 +1.12% 26
Yorkshire +47 156 £438 +2.94% 36
Midlands +28 103 £425 -5.56% 32
East of England +36 85 £525 - 32
West Midlands -9 56 £425 -19.05% 24
East Midlands +27 46 £475 +17.28% 7
South West +24 44 £425 - 19
North East +23 32 £400 -3.03% 2
Java 8
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Java 8 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 England region with a requirement for Java 8.

1 2,288 (99.09%) Java
2 1,491 (64.57%) Agile Software Development
3 1,322 (57.25%) Spring
4 1,064 (46.08%) TDD
5 958 (41.49%) Microservices
6 766 (33.17%) Spring Boot
7 681 (29.49%) Hibernate
8 640 (27.72%) REST
9 617 (26.72%) Maven
10 592 (25.64%) Docker
11 527 (22.82%) Git (software)
12 510 (22.09%) RESTful
13 508 (22.00%) Scrum
14 505 (21.87%) BDD
15 493 (21.35%) JavaScript
16 472 (20.44%) Amazon AWS
17 440 (19.06%) Jenkins
18 410 (17.76%) Finance
19 396 (17.15%) DevOps
20 395 (17.11%) Web Services
21 371 (16.07%) Kafka
22 328 (14.21%) Test Automation
23 325 (14.08%) AngularJS
24 313 (13.56%) NoSQL
25 311 (13.47%) Continuous Integration
26 300 (12.99%) SQL
27 293 (12.69%) OO
28 286 (12.39%) Greenfield Project
29 280 (12.13%) PostgreSQL
30 271 (11.74%) Linux

Java 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 188 (8.14%) Elasticsearch
2 136 (5.89%) Confluence
3 113 (4.89%) Apache
4 111 (4.81%) Tomcat
5 94 (4.07%) Apache Spark
6 59 (2.56%) WebSphere
7 50 (2.17%) Apache Solr
8 38 (1.65%) WildFly
9 36 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 33 (1.43%) Mule
11 32 (1.39%) JBoss
12 31 (1.34%) MQSeries
12 31 (1.34%) WebLogic
13 26 (1.13%) Oracle Service Bus
14 23 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
15 19 (0.82%) CMS
16 17 (0.74%) Jetty
17 14 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
18 12 (0.52%) GemFire
18 12 (0.52%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.043%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 27 (1.17%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.043%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.043%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 472 (20.44%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (1.99%) Heroku
4 37 (1.60%) Amazon S3
5 36 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
6 34 (1.47%) GitHub
7 26 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
8 24 (1.04%) Amazon SQS
9 19 (0.82%) OpenShift
9 19 (0.82%) PaaS
10 18 (0.78%) Serverless
11 13 (0.56%) npm
12 10 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
13 9 (0.39%) BrowserStack
13 9 (0.39%) SaaS
14 7 (0.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 7 (0.30%) Slack
14 7 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 6 (0.26%) Amazon Kinesis
15 6 (0.26%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 90 (3.90%) HTTP
2 66 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 39 (1.69%) DNS
3 39 (1.69%) FTP
3 39 (1.69%) SSL
4 29 (1.26%) Kerberos
5 10 (0.43%) SMS
6 8 (0.35%) Internet
7 4 (0.17%) FIX Connectivity
8 3 (0.13%) DSL
8 3 (0.13%) Skype
9 2 (0.087%) Broadband
9 2 (0.087%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.087%) RTMP
9 2 (0.087%) SMTP
10 1 (0.043%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 313 (13.56%) NoSQL
2 280 (12.13%) PostgreSQL
3 235 (10.18%) MongoDB
4 209 (9.05%) Relational Database
5 178 (7.71%) Big Data
6 149 (6.45%) Hadoop
7 138 (5.98%) RDBMS
8 134 (5.80%) MySQL
9 123 (5.33%) Apache Cassandra
10 83 (3.59%) HBase
11 76 (3.29%) SQL Server
12 62 (2.69%) Redis
13 58 (2.51%) Apache Hive
14 34 (1.47%) Couchbase
14 34 (1.47%) Oracle Database
15 30 (1.30%) Neo4j
16 28 (1.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 25 (1.08%) Amazon Redshift
18 15 (0.65%) KDB
19 13 (0.56%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 617 (26.72%) Maven
2 527 (22.82%) Git (software)
3 440 (19.06%) Jenkins
4 263 (11.39%) JUnit
5 233 (10.09%) JIRA
6 193 (8.36%) Gradle
7 184 (7.97%) Mockito
8 153 (6.63%) Cucumber
9 80 (3.46%) Selenium
10 78 (3.38%) IntelliJ
11 68 (2.94%) Liquibase
11 68 (2.94%) SonarQube
12 57 (2.47%) Checkstyle
13 56 (2.43%) Eclipse
14 55 (2.38%) GitLab
15 53 (2.30%) Subversion
16 51 (2.21%) Vagrant
17 37 (1.60%) gulp
18 33 (1.43%) TeamCity
19 26 (1.13%) Bitbucket
General
1 410 (17.76%) Finance
2 241 (10.44%) Banking
3 110 (4.76%) Front Office
4 105 (4.55%) Investment Banking
5 60 (2.60%) Games
6 55 (2.38%) Retail
7 42 (1.82%) Telecoms
8 38 (1.65%) Electronics
9 30 (1.30%) Marketing
10 27 (1.17%) Manufacturing
11 22 (0.95%) Publishing
12 12 (0.52%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.39%) Automotive
14 7 (0.30%) Law
15 5 (0.22%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.17%) Advertising
17 3 (0.13%) Back Office
17 3 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
18 2 (0.087%) French Language
19 1 (0.043%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 1,959 (84.84%) Developer
2 1,826 (79.08%) Java Developer
3 373 (16.15%) Senior Developer
4 347 (15.03%) Senior Java Developer
5 157 (6.80%) Java Engineer
6 121 (5.24%) Lead Developer
7 117 (5.07%) Lead Java Developer
8 114 (4.94%) Full Stack Developer
9 103 (4.46%) Agile Developer
10 94 (4.07%) Agile Java Developer
11 77 (3.33%) AWS Developer
12 69 (2.99%) Backend Developer
13 67 (2.90%) Architect
13 67 (2.90%) Software Engineer
14 58 (2.51%) Senior Java Engineer
15 55 (2.38%) SC Cleared Java Developer
16 54 (2.34%) Java Software Engineer
17 49 (2.12%) Angular Developer
18 43 (1.86%) Java Architect
18 43 (1.86%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,322 (57.25%) Spring
2 766 (33.17%) Spring Boot
3 681 (29.49%) Hibernate
4 640 (27.72%) REST
5 510 (22.09%) RESTful
6 395 (17.11%) Web Services
7 371 (16.07%) Kafka
8 325 (14.08%) AngularJS
9 265 (11.48%) HTML
10 213 (9.22%) SOAP
11 205 (8.88%) CSS
12 197 (8.53%) JMS
13 191 (8.27%) Node.js
14 173 (7.49%) JSON
15 172 (7.45%) React
16 155 (6.71%) Java EE
17 154 (6.67%) Apache Camel
18 150 (6.50%) J2EE
18 150 (6.50%) JPA
19 149 (6.45%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 286 (12.39%) Greenfield Project
2 78 (3.38%) Fintech
3 71 (3.07%) Computer Science
4 56 (2.43%) Algorithms
5 55 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
6 50 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
6 50 (2.17%) User Experience
7 46 (1.99%) Fixed Income
8 45 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 43 (1.86%) Analytical Skills
10 36 (1.56%) Derivative
11 32 (1.39%) Mobile App
12 28 (1.21%) Equities
13 24 (1.04%) Data Structures
14 17 (0.74%) Online Games
15 16 (0.69%) Equity Derivative
15 16 (0.69%) Public Cloud
16 14 (0.61%) Minimum Viable Product
17 11 (0.48%) Credit Risk
17 11 (0.48%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 271 (11.74%) Linux
2 186 (8.06%) Unix
3 37 (1.60%) VMS
4 27 (1.17%) Apple iOS
4 27 (1.17%) Windows
5 25 (1.08%) Mac OS X
6 21 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (0.74%) Android
8 8 (0.35%) Solaris
8 8 (0.35%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.26%) HPUX
10 5 (0.22%) Windows Server
10 5 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.13%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.087%) CentOS
12 2 (0.087%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.087%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.087%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.043%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,491 (64.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1,064 (46.08%) TDD
3 958 (41.49%) Microservices
4 508 (22.00%) Scrum
5 505 (21.87%) BDD
6 396 (17.15%) DevOps
7 328 (14.21%) Test Automation
8 311 (13.47%) Continuous Integration
9 293 (12.69%) OO
10 255 (11.04%) Software Engineering
11 239 (10.35%) MVC
12 231 (10.00%) Kanban
13 200 (8.66%) Multithreading
14 187 (8.10%) Pair Programming
15 150 (6.50%) Low Latency
15 150 (6.50%) Open Source
16 130 (5.63%) Continuous Delivery
16 130 (5.63%) SOA
17 126 (5.46%) Domain-Driven Design
18 125 (5.41%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2,288 (99.09%) Java
2 493 (21.35%) JavaScript
3 300 (12.99%) SQL
4 165 (7.15%) Scala
5 112 (4.85%) Groovy
6 106 (4.59%) Python
7 74 (3.20%) ES6
8 64 (2.77%) TypeScript
9 60 (2.60%) Kotlin
10 58 (2.51%) Java 9
11 53 (2.30%) JPQL
12 43 (1.86%) Bash Shell
12 43 (1.86%) Shell Script
13 35 (1.52%) Ruby
14 32 (1.39%) XPath
15 20 (0.87%) C#
16 18 (0.78%) C++
16 18 (0.78%) Perl
16 18 (0.78%) PL/SQL
17 13 (0.56%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 185 (8.01%) Security Cleared
2 163 (7.06%) SC Cleared
3 78 (3.38%) Degree
4 44 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
6 19 (0.82%) Master's Degree
7 5 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.17%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.17%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.17%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (0.13%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.13%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.087%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.043%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.043%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (2.51%) QA
2 20 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (0.43%) GCP
4 2 (0.087%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.087%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.043%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.043%) EMIR
5 1 (0.043%) GDPR
5 1 (0.043%) MiFID
5 1 (0.043%) PSD2
System Software
1 592 (25.64%) Docker
2 34 (1.47%) HDFS
3 12 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.13%) QEMU
4 3 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.087%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.043%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 184 (7.97%) Kubernetes
2 126 (5.46%) Ansible
3 95 (4.11%) Terraform
4 67 (2.90%) Puppet
5 32 (1.39%) Docker Swarm
6 31 (1.34%) Mesos
7 30 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
8 25 (1.08%) Marathon
9 23 (1.00%) Oozie
10 19 (0.82%) Prometheus
11 14 (0.61%) Consul
12 12 (0.52%) Rancher
13 11 (0.48%) Hadoop YARN
14 9 (0.39%) Grafana
15 7 (0.30%) Kibana
15 7 (0.30%) logstash
16 6 (0.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
16 6 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
17 5 (0.22%) linkerd
17 5 (0.22%) Salt
Vendors
1 231 (10.00%) Oracle
2 45 (1.95%) Google
3 30 (1.30%) IBM
4 29 (1.26%) WSO2
5 27 (1.17%) ION Trading
5 27 (1.17%) SAP
6 25 (1.08%) Sybase
7 18 (0.78%) TIBCO
8 17 (0.74%) hybris
9 16 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
9 16 (0.69%) Tableau
10 15 (0.65%) Atlassian
11 13 (0.56%) Adobe
11 13 (0.56%) Hortonworks
12 12 (0.52%) Cloudera
12 12 (0.52%) Microsoft
13 10 (0.43%) Splunk
14 9 (0.39%) AppDynamics
14 9 (0.39%) Kony
15 8 (0.35%) FatWire