Period
to 17 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 17 February 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
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 5 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 -3
Contract jobs citing Java 126 142 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 19.84% 17.55% 10.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 47.37% 46.86% 28.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 86 54
Essex median daily rate £513 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.13% -5.88% -1.16%
10th Percentile £361 £260 £271
90th Percentile £600 £525 £575
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 23 20
Essex median hourly rate £52.50 £37.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.89% +1.37% +1.39%
10th Percentile £36.55 £31.00 £35.05
90th Percentile £63.75 £42.97 £48.65
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +12.00% +2.74% +1.39%

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 Essex with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 266 303 413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 41.89% 37.45% 39.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 200 241
Essex median daily rate £513 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.43% -6.67% -6.83%
10th Percentile £340 £255 £238
90th Percentile £638 £541 £500
East of England median daily rate £425 £389 £375
% change year-on-year +9.32% +3.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 38 49
Essex median hourly rate £41.50 £37.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.16% +1.37% -3.31%
10th Percentile £36.10 £30.25 £25.85
90th Percentile £63.75 £46.00 £46.90
East of England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year +0.61% +5.77% +4.00%

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Java in Essex

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in Essex

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in Essex over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in Essex

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in Essex

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in Essex over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Java in Essex

Java
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the Essex region over the 6 months to 17 February 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
Southend-on-Sea +6 37 £475 - 6
Basildon +7 16 £475 +82.69% 12
Brentwood -4 12 £463 +74.53% 9
Colchester +7 1 £475 - 5
Harlow - 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 £550 - 6
Java
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, 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 Essex region with a requirement for Java.

1 103 (81.75%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (66.67%) TDD
3 62 (49.21%) Web Services
4 54 (42.86%) Oracle
5 52 (41.27%) XML
6 50 (39.68%) RESTful
7 49 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
8 48 (38.10%) SOAP
9 47 (37.30%) SOA
10 45 (35.71%) Middleware
11 43 (34.13%) Maven
12 41 (32.54%) Manufacturing
13 40 (31.75%) JSON
14 39 (30.95%) Jenkins
14 39 (30.95%) Greenfield Project
15 37 (29.37%) Spring
15 37 (29.37%) Scrum
16 33 (26.19%) Test Automation
16 33 (26.19%) WSO2
17 32 (25.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 32 (25.40%) Marketing
18 31 (24.60%) Finance
18 31 (24.60%) Electronics
18 31 (24.60%) SQL
19 30 (23.81%) JavaScript
19 30 (23.81%) SAP
19 30 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
19 30 (23.81%) Telecoms
19 30 (23.81%) Programme Management
19 30 (23.81%) Digital Marketing

Java
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 32 (25.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 28 (22.22%) Mule
3 27 (21.43%) Oracle Service Bus
4 17 (13.49%) JBoss
5 12 (9.52%) WebLogic
6 8 (6.35%) Apache
6 8 (6.35%) WebSphere
7 6 (4.76%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (3.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (2.38%) CMS
9 3 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.79%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.79%) GeoServer
10 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.38%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (9.52%) GitHub
3 10 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.79%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.79%) IaaS
4 1 (0.79%) PaaS
4 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (18.25%) HTTP
2 12 (9.52%) SSL
2 12 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.79%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.79%) GPRS
3 1 (0.79%) SMS
3 1 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (19.84%) Relational Database
2 13 (10.32%) NoSQL
3 8 (6.35%) Geospatial Data
3 8 (6.35%) GIS
3 8 (6.35%) SQL Server
4 7 (5.56%) MySQL
5 6 (4.76%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.17%) JasperReports
6 4 (3.17%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.38%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.79%) Big Data
8 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.79%) HBase
8 1 (0.79%) HDInsight
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 43 (34.13%) Maven
2 39 (30.95%) Jenkins
3 27 (21.43%) Git (software)
4 26 (20.63%) JUnit
5 17 (13.49%) SoapUI
6 16 (12.70%) Subversion
7 15 (11.90%) JIRA
8 11 (8.73%) Selenium
9 10 (7.94%) Gradle
10 9 (7.14%) Zephyr
11 8 (6.35%) CruiseControl
11 8 (6.35%) FishEye
11 8 (6.35%) Hudson
11 8 (6.35%) TeamCity
12 7 (5.56%) Ant
12 7 (5.56%) Cucumber
12 7 (5.56%) Mockito
13 6 (4.76%) Android Studio
13 6 (4.76%) Calabash
13 6 (4.76%) GitLab
General
1 41 (32.54%) Manufacturing
2 32 (25.40%) Marketing
3 31 (24.60%) Electronics
3 31 (24.60%) Finance
4 30 (23.81%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.17%) Automotive
6 3 (2.38%) Publishing
7 1 (0.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 78 (61.90%) Developer
2 43 (34.13%) Java Developer
3 32 (25.40%) Integration Developer
4 31 (24.60%) Agile Developer
5 28 (22.22%) Senior Developer
6 22 (17.46%) SOA Developer
7 18 (14.29%) Senior Agile Developer
8 16 (12.70%) Architect
9 13 (10.32%) Agile Java Developer
10 8 (6.35%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (6.35%) Tester
11 7 (5.56%) Automation Tester
12 6 (4.76%) Analyst
12 6 (4.76%) Android Developer
12 6 (4.76%) Lead Developer
12 6 (4.76%) SQL Developer
12 6 (4.76%) Test Analyst
13 5 (3.97%) J2EE Developer
13 5 (3.97%) Senior Tester
13 5 (3.97%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (49.21%) Web Services
2 52 (41.27%) XML
3 50 (39.68%) RESTful
4 48 (38.10%) SOAP
5 45 (35.71%) Middleware
6 40 (31.75%) JSON
7 37 (29.37%) Spring
8 27 (21.43%) XSLT
9 25 (19.84%) Apache Camel
9 25 (19.84%) Swagger
9 25 (19.84%) WireMock
10 23 (18.25%) HTML
11 22 (17.46%) REST
12 18 (14.29%) J2EE
13 16 (12.70%) CSS
14 14 (11.11%) AngularJS
14 14 (11.11%) Spring Boot
15 12 (9.52%) Hibernate
16 11 (8.73%) JPA
17 10 (7.94%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 39 (30.95%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (6.35%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (5.56%) N-Tier
4 6 (4.76%) Animation
5 4 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.79%) Clustering
7 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.43%) Linux
2 21 (16.67%) Unix
3 11 (8.73%) Mac OS X
4 10 (7.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (6.35%) Windows
6 7 (5.56%) Android
7 2 (1.59%) Solaris
7 2 (1.59%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.79%) AIX
8 1 (0.79%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (81.75%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (66.67%) TDD
3 49 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
4 47 (37.30%) SOA
5 37 (29.37%) Scrum
6 33 (26.19%) Test Automation
7 30 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
7 30 (23.81%) Digital Marketing
7 30 (23.81%) Programme Management
8 27 (21.43%) DevOps
9 23 (18.25%) Kanban
10 21 (16.67%) Mentoring
11 20 (15.87%) Configuration Management
12 19 (15.08%) Continuous Deployment
12 19 (15.08%) Software Engineering
13 18 (14.29%) Open Source
13 18 (14.29%) Test Management
14 17 (13.49%) MVC
14 17 (13.49%) OO
15 15 (11.90%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 31 (24.60%) SQL
2 30 (23.81%) JavaScript
3 27 (21.43%) XPath
4 20 (15.87%) C
5 12 (9.52%) PL/SQL
6 9 (7.14%) Perl
6 9 (7.14%) Python
7 8 (6.35%) Groovy
7 8 (6.35%) Ruby
8 7 (5.56%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.17%) C++
10 3 (2.38%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.94%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.38%) ISEB
4 2 (1.59%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.97%) QA
2 2 (1.59%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.79%) GCP
System Software
1 9 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.97%) Docker
3 2 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (11.11%) Ansible
2 4 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.17%) Puppet
3 2 (1.59%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.79%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 54 (42.86%) Oracle
2 33 (26.19%) WSO2
3 30 (23.81%) SAP
4 14 (11.11%) Atlassian
5 9 (7.14%) IBM
6 8 (6.35%) Adobe
7 4 (3.17%) Google
7 4 (3.17%) webMethods
8 3 (2.38%) HP
8 3 (2.38%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.59%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.59%) Talend
10 1 (0.79%) CA
10 1 (0.79%) CA Agile Central