The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 26 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
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 6 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2  
Contract jobs citing Java 5760 6172 5176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.34% 12.66% 10.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.87% 32.38% 26.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3988 4437 3523
Median daily rate £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £613 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 55 93
Median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.10 £12.50 £24.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £55.00
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 England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18075 19063 19563
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.87% 39.11% 38.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12426 13289 13299
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 £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 412 396
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.98 £15.85 £19.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.05 £51.30 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in England

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in England

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in England

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Java in England

Java
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 within the England region over the 3 months to 26 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
London +1 3547 £537 +7.40% 962
South East -2 706 £450 - 265
North West -1 329 £450 +9.09% 148
Yorkshire 0 312 £420 -1.75% 114
South West -4 255 £400 - 132
East of England -1 248 £450 +12.50% 147
West Midlands -8 149 £475 +17.28% 68
East Midlands -1 130 £420 +4.86% 59
North East +10 43 £331 -11.66% 16
Midlands +13 6 £410 -23.72% 128
Java
UK

For the 6 months to 26 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 England region with a requirement for Java.

1 5584 (50.30%) Agile Software Development
2 2702 (24.34%) Spring
3 2698 (24.30%) JavaScript
4 2675 (24.09%) TDD
5 2401 (21.63%) SQL
6 2375 (21.39%) Linux
7 2242 (20.19%) Finance
8 2040 (18.38%) HTML
9 1949 (17.56%) Scrum
10 1937 (17.45%) Git (software)
11 1888 (17.01%) Python
12 1850 (16.66%) DevOps
13 1817 (16.37%) Test Automation
14 1810 (16.30%) Jenkins
15 1788 (16.11%) Web Services
16 1777 (16.01%) Oracle
17 1682 (15.15%) Banking
18 1680 (15.13%) Continuous Integration
19 1603 (14.44%) CSS
20 1566 (14.11%) REST
21 1446 (13.02%) Microservices
22 1355 (12.21%) BDD
23 1344 (12.11%) XML
24 1342 (12.09%) Unix
25 1269 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
26 1220 (10.99%) Scala
27 1171 (10.55%) Maven
28 1159 (10.44%) AngularJS
29 1147 (10.33%) Open Source
30 1139 (10.26%) RESTful

Java
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
1 663 (5.97%) Apache
2 662 (5.96%) Tomcat
3 570 (5.13%) Apache Spark
4 534 (4.81%) WebSphere
5 512 (4.61%) JBoss
6 485 (4.37%) Confluence
7 388 (3.49%) WebLogic
8 312 (2.81%) Elasticsearch
9 213 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 187 (1.68%) CMS
11 171 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
12 166 (1.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 164 (1.48%) nginx
14 125 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
15 118 (1.06%) Mule
16 112 (1.01%) Apache Pig
17 110 (0.99%) OpenStack
18 104 (0.94%) IIS
19 100 (0.90%) Apache Solr
20 94 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 70 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (0.24%) Photoshop
4 21 (0.19%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.13%) SPSS
6 12 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
7 11 (0.099%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 9 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 9 (0.081%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.081%) Microsoft Project
8 9 (0.081%) Simulink
9 8 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.045%) HipChat
11 2 (0.018%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.018%) InVision
11 2 (0.018%) Mingle
11 2 (0.018%) SmartSuite
11 2 (0.018%) Weka
12 1 (0.009%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.009%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 111 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 92 (0.83%) ION MarketView
3 42 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
4 40 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
5 32 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 28 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
7 27 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
8 20 (0.18%) RMDS
9 18 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
9 18 (0.16%) Magento
10 17 (0.15%) Unica
11 14 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
11 14 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
12 12 (0.11%) Oracle Utilities
13 11 (0.099%) BusinessWorks
14 10 (0.090%) Endur
15 9 (0.081%) Loan IQ
15 9 (0.081%) Oracle Retail
16 8 (0.072%) Dynamics AX
16 8 (0.072%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1269 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
2 380 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 289 (2.60%) GitHub
4 217 (1.95%) PaaS
5 151 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
6 134 (1.21%) IaaS
7 132 (1.19%) OpenShift
8 116 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
9 107 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
10 105 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
11 98 (0.88%) SaaS
12 77 (0.69%) Amazon S3
13 60 (0.54%) Heroku
14 50 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
14 50 (0.45%) Google App Engine
15 43 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 41 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
17 34 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
18 31 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 31 (0.28%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 536 (4.83%) HTTP
2 296 (2.67%) TCP/IP
3 235 (2.12%) Internet
4 203 (1.83%) SSL
5 153 (1.38%) LDAP
6 151 (1.36%) Firewall
7 129 (1.16%) DNS
8 59 (0.53%) Kerberos
9 57 (0.51%) SSH
10 56 (0.50%) Network Security
11 45 (0.41%) FTP
12 42 (0.38%) HTTPS
13 34 (0.31%) IPsec
14 33 (0.30%) DHCP
15 31 (0.28%) LAN
16 26 (0.23%) WAN
17 25 (0.23%) SMTP
18 24 (0.22%) VPN
19 23 (0.21%) Intranet
20 22 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 956 (8.61%) MongoDB
2 856 (7.71%) Big Data
3 828 (7.46%) NoSQL
4 816 (7.35%) Relational Database
5 808 (7.28%) Hadoop
6 677 (6.10%) MySQL
7 632 (5.69%) SQL Server
8 545 (4.91%) PostgreSQL
9 403 (3.63%) Apache Cassandra
10 387 (3.49%) Oracle Database
11 261 (2.35%) Apache Hive
12 246 (2.22%) RDBMS
13 242 (2.18%) HBase
14 196 (1.77%) Redis
15 160 (1.44%) DB2
16 142 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
17 109 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
18 78 (0.70%) KDB
19 75 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
20 71 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1937 (17.45%) Git (software)
2 1810 (16.30%) Jenkins
3 1171 (10.55%) Maven
4 1033 (9.30%) JIRA
5 938 (8.45%) Selenium
6 897 (8.08%) JUnit
7 777 (7.00%) Cucumber
8 537 (4.84%) Subversion
9 433 (3.90%) Gradle
10 372 (3.35%) Eclipse
11 366 (3.30%) Mockito
12 340 (3.06%) WebDriver
13 320 (2.88%) IntelliJ
14 301 (2.71%) Ant
15 228 (2.05%) TeamCity
16 202 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 178 (1.60%) SoapUI
18 170 (1.53%) Bitbucket
19 151 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
20 143 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2242 (20.19%) Finance
2 1682 (15.15%) Banking
3 722 (6.50%) Front Office
4 600 (5.40%) Investment Banking
5 429 (3.86%) Retail
6 268 (2.41%) Marketing
7 261 (2.35%) Telecoms
8 173 (1.56%) Games
9 146 (1.32%) Manufacturing
10 129 (1.16%) Financial Institution
11 123 (1.11%) Electronics
12 103 (0.93%) Back Office
13 88 (0.79%) Publishing
14 57 (0.51%) Advertising
15 51 (0.46%) Retail Banking
16 45 (0.41%) Billing
16 45 (0.41%) Legal
17 44 (0.40%) Law
18 28 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
19 26 (0.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6888 (62.04%) Developer
2 4416 (39.78%) Java Developer
3 920 (8.29%) Senior Developer
4 822 (7.40%) Architect
5 641 (5.77%) Senior Java Developer
6 590 (5.31%) DevOps Engineer
7 469 (4.22%) Agile Developer
8 463 (4.17%) Analyst
9 460 (4.14%) Scala Developer
10 431 (3.88%) Java Engineer
11 396 (3.57%) Agile Java Developer
12 377 (3.40%) JavaScript Developer
13 337 (3.04%) Tester
14 321 (2.89%) Consultant
15 317 (2.86%) Full Stack Developer
16 277 (2.50%) Software Engineer
17 263 (2.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 262 (2.36%) Android Developer
19 241 (2.17%) Automation Tester
20 236 (2.13%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2702 (24.34%) Spring
2 2040 (18.38%) HTML
3 1788 (16.11%) Web Services
4 1603 (14.44%) CSS
5 1566 (14.11%) REST
6 1344 (12.11%) XML
7 1159 (10.44%) AngularJS
8 1139 (10.26%) RESTful
9 1121 (10.10%) Hibernate
10 1073 (9.66%) J2EE
11 985 (8.87%) JSON
12 964 (8.68%) HTML5
13 944 (8.50%) SOAP
14 896 (8.07%) Node.js
15 830 (7.48%) .NET
16 632 (5.69%) Spring Boot
17 492 (4.43%) Java EE
18 484 (4.36%) React
19 480 (4.32%) jQuery
20 441 (3.97%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 624 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
2 570 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
3 491 (4.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 487 (4.39%) Computer Science
5 421 (3.79%) User Experience
6 340 (3.06%) Mobile App
7 315 (2.84%) Equities
8 309 (2.78%) Fixed Income
9 267 (2.40%) Derivative
10 242 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
11 224 (2.02%) Algorithms
12 203 (1.83%) Data Structures
13 148 (1.33%) Fintech
14 128 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
15 127 (1.14%) Virtual Team
16 121 (1.09%) Client/Server
17 109 (0.98%) Management Information System
18 107 (0.96%) Market Risk
19 91 (0.82%) iPad
20 84 (0.76%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2375 (21.39%) Linux
2 1342 (12.09%) Unix
3 690 (6.22%) Windows
4 464 (4.18%) Android
5 325 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 220 (1.98%) Apple iOS
7 215 (1.94%) CentOS
8 140 (1.26%) Mac OS X
9 123 (1.11%) Solaris
10 117 (1.05%) Ubuntu
11 107 (0.96%) Windows Server
12 67 (0.60%) AIX
13 49 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
14 43 (0.39%) Mac OS
15 32 (0.29%) Debian
15 32 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
16 28 (0.25%) HPUX
17 19 (0.17%) VMS
18 14 (0.13%) Fedora
19 12 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5584 (50.30%) Agile Software Development
2 2675 (24.09%) TDD
3 1949 (17.56%) Scrum
4 1850 (16.66%) DevOps
5 1817 (16.37%) Test Automation
6 1680 (15.13%) Continuous Integration
7 1446 (13.02%) Microservices
8 1355 (12.21%) BDD
9 1147 (10.33%) Open Source
10 1099 (9.90%) OO
11 980 (8.83%) Software Engineering
12 741 (6.67%) SDLC
13 704 (6.34%) MVC
14 703 (6.33%) E-Commerce
15 651 (5.86%) Multithreading
16 646 (5.82%) SOA
17 624 (5.62%) Kanban
18 608 (5.48%) Unit Testing
19 581 (5.23%) Configuration Management
20 579 (5.22%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2698 (24.30%) JavaScript
2 2401 (21.63%) SQL
3 1888 (17.01%) Python
4 1220 (10.99%) Scala
5 995 (8.96%) C#
6 885 (7.97%) Ruby
7 671 (6.04%) C++
8 492 (4.43%) Perl
9 428 (3.86%) Bash Shell
10 404 (3.64%) Groovy
11 392 (3.53%) C
12 384 (3.46%) PL/SQL
13 364 (3.28%) Shell Script
14 344 (3.10%) PHP
15 225 (2.03%) Go
16 152 (1.37%) PowerShell
17 131 (1.18%) R
18 120 (1.08%) ES6
19 98 (0.88%) Objective-C
20 97 (0.87%) VB
Qualifications
1 732 (6.59%) Security Cleared
2 611 (5.50%) Degree
3 524 (4.72%) SC Cleared
4 176 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 102 (0.92%) ISEB
6 94 (0.85%) DV Cleared
7 85 (0.77%) ISTQB
8 74 (0.67%) CISSP
9 73 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
10 62 (0.56%) Master's Degree
11 52 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
12 51 (0.46%) RHCE
13 34 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 33 (0.30%) RHCSA
15 27 (0.24%) PhD
15 27 (0.24%) Sun Certification
16 23 (0.21%) SANS
17 22 (0.20%) CEH
18 20 (0.18%) CISA
19 18 (0.16%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 667 (6.01%) QA
2 133 (1.20%) MiFID
3 53 (0.48%) SLA
4 49 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
5 37 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
6 36 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 35 (0.32%) EMIR
8 24 (0.22%) Data Quality
9 13 (0.12%) HL7
9 13 (0.12%) WCAG
10 11 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 10 (0.090%) SEPA
12 8 (0.072%) FATCA
12 8 (0.072%) GDPR
13 7 (0.063%) Def Stans
13 7 (0.063%) MISRA
13 7 (0.063%) MISRA C
14 6 (0.054%) FedRAMP
14 6 (0.054%) ISO 20022
15 5 (0.045%) PMO
System Software
1 1034 (9.31%) Docker
2 137 (1.23%) HDFS
3 105 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 102 (0.92%) Active Directory
5 87 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
6 80 (0.72%) Apache Flume
7 54 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 30 (0.27%) vSphere
9 27 (0.24%) Xen
10 20 (0.18%) vCloud
11 18 (0.16%) Shibboleth
12 15 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
12 15 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
13 13 (0.12%) LXC
13 13 (0.12%) NFS
14 11 (0.099%) Hyper-V
15 10 (0.090%) Postfix
15 10 (0.090%) Squid
16 8 (0.072%) Varnish
17 7 (0.063%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 795 (7.16%) Puppet
2 747 (6.73%) Ansible
3 479 (4.31%) Opscode Chef
4 329 (2.96%) Kubernetes
5 197 (1.77%) Terraform
6 125 (1.13%) Kibana
7 103 (0.93%) logstash
8 89 (0.80%) Nagios
9 84 (0.76%) Hadoop YARN
10 83 (0.75%) Grafana
11 71 (0.64%) Salt
12 63 (0.57%) Mesos
13 56 (0.50%) Oozie
14 54 (0.49%) ZABBIX
15 44 (0.40%) Graphite
16 32 (0.29%) OpenAM
17 31 (0.28%) Consul
17 31 (0.28%) Prometheus
18 30 (0.27%) Packer
19 28 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 1777 (16.01%) Oracle
2 437 (3.94%) IBM
3 381 (3.43%) Microsoft
4 361 (3.25%) Red Hat
5 300 (2.70%) Google
6 266 (2.40%) SAP
7 229 (2.06%) Sybase
8 214 (1.93%) TIBCO
9 204 (1.84%) Adobe
10 189 (1.70%) VMware
11 188 (1.69%) Splunk
12 187 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
13 135 (1.22%) Atlassian
13 135 (1.22%) ION Trading
14 133 (1.20%) HP
15 128 (1.15%) hybris
16 116 (1.04%) Cloudera
17 110 (0.99%) ATG
18 104 (0.94%) AppDynamics
18 104 (0.94%) MuleSoft
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day 6 month initial contract (Long term opportunities)
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Rullion
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £325 to £375 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £500 to £535 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £610.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Hudson IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £430 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £751 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
East Midlands
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 8 hours ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £590.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Inspire Corporation Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £440 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago