Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 5 10
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 -3
Contract jobs citing Java 180 184 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 26.12% 22.74% 11.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 55.38% 47.42% 30.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 118 61
Essex median daily rate £513 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.89% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £403 £264 £238
90th Percentile £657 £575 £575
East of England median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 11
Essex median hourly rate £35.52 £36.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% - -10.00%
10th Percentile £31.13 £31.15 £30.25
90th Percentile £75.00 £53.10 £59.00
East of England median hourly rate £41.00 £37.25 £35.50
% change year-on-year +10.07% +4.93% -11.25%

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 325 388 352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 47.17% 47.96% 37.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 254 208
Essex median daily rate £513 £443 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.82% +26.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £350 £265 £220
90th Percentile £630 £575 £500
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 30 36
Essex median hourly rate £40.00 £37.25 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.38% +4.20% -10.06%
10th Percentile £31.25 £30.90 £25.63
90th Percentile £75.00 £61.28 £48.75
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £38.88
% change year-on-year -2.44% +5.47% +3.67%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +5 51 £450 -4.31% 4
Basildon +4 11 £525 +110.00% 2
Brentwood 0 11 £475 +79.25% 2
Colchester +3 1 - - 16
Saffron Walden 0 1 - - 7
Harlow - 1 - - 1
Chelmsford - 1 £550 - 6
Java
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 97 (53.89%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (45.00%) TDD
3 76 (42.22%) Oracle
4 72 (40.00%) Web Services
5 69 (38.33%) RESTful
6 65 (36.11%) Maven
7 64 (35.56%) XML
8 59 (32.78%) SOAP
9 53 (29.44%) SOA
9 53 (29.44%) Manufacturing
10 51 (28.33%) Business Intelligence
11 50 (27.78%) Finance
12 49 (27.22%) JSON
12 49 (27.22%) Greenfield Project
13 48 (26.67%) Jenkins
14 47 (26.11%) Marketing
14 47 (26.11%) Programme Management
14 47 (26.11%) SAP
15 46 (25.56%) Electronics
15 46 (25.56%) Telecoms
15 46 (25.56%) Digital Marketing
16 44 (24.44%) Middleware
17 41 (22.78%) SQL
17 41 (22.78%) Continuous Integration
17 41 (22.78%) WSO2
18 40 (22.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 40 (22.22%) Spring
19 37 (20.56%) DevOps
20 36 (20.00%) Test Automation
21 35 (19.44%) Mule

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 40 (22.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 35 (19.44%) Mule
2 35 (19.44%) Oracle Service Bus
3 25 (13.89%) WebSphere
4 17 (9.44%) WebLogic
5 13 (7.22%) JBoss
6 9 (5.00%) Apache
7 6 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (2.22%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (1.67%) Confluence
10 2 (1.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (1.11%) CMS
11 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.56%) GeoServer
11 1 (0.56%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.56%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.56%) Jetty
11 1 (0.56%) Mongrel
11 1 (0.56%) nginx
11 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.56%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.56%) GitHub
2 13 (7.22%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (0.56%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.56%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle CX
4 1 (0.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.33%) HTTP
2 7 (3.89%) SSL
2 7 (3.89%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.56%) DHCP
3 1 (0.56%) DNS
3 1 (0.56%) FTP
3 1 (0.56%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.78%) Relational Database
2 13 (7.22%) SQL Server
3 11 (6.11%) MySQL
4 8 (4.44%) Geospatial Data
4 8 (4.44%) GIS
4 8 (4.44%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (2.78%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.78%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (2.22%) JasperReports
8 2 (1.11%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.56%) HBase
9 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.56%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 65 (36.11%) Maven
2 48 (26.67%) Jenkins
3 26 (14.44%) Git (software)
3 26 (14.44%) JUnit
4 24 (13.33%) SoapUI
5 20 (11.11%) Selenium
6 18 (10.00%) Gradle
6 18 (10.00%) JIRA
7 13 (7.22%) Subversion
8 12 (6.67%) Cucumber
9 11 (6.11%) Calabash
10 9 (5.00%) Hudson
11 8 (4.44%) CruiseControl
11 8 (4.44%) FishEye
11 8 (4.44%) TeamCity
11 8 (4.44%) Zephyr
12 7 (3.89%) Toad
13 6 (3.33%) Bitbucket
13 6 (3.33%) ClearQuest
13 6 (3.33%) GitLab
General
1 53 (29.44%) Manufacturing
2 50 (27.78%) Finance
3 47 (26.11%) Marketing
4 46 (25.56%) Electronics
4 46 (25.56%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.22%) Automotive
6 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 93 (51.67%) Developer
2 41 (22.78%) Java Developer
3 36 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 34 (18.89%) Integration Developer
5 26 (14.44%) Analyst
6 17 (9.44%) SOA Developer
7 16 (8.89%) Architect
8 12 (6.67%) Android Developer
8 12 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (6.11%) Agile Developer
9 11 (6.11%) Lead Developer
9 11 (6.11%) Test Analyst
10 10 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (5.00%) Lead Architect
11 9 (5.00%) Lead Java Developer
11 9 (5.00%) Tester
12 8 (4.44%) Senior Java Developer
12 8 (4.44%) Technical Analyst
13 6 (3.33%) Automation Tester
13 6 (3.33%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (40.00%) Web Services
2 69 (38.33%) RESTful
3 64 (35.56%) XML
4 59 (32.78%) SOAP
5 49 (27.22%) JSON
6 44 (24.44%) Middleware
7 40 (22.22%) Spring
8 33 (18.33%) Apache Camel
9 31 (17.22%) XSLT
10 26 (14.44%) Swagger
10 26 (14.44%) WireMock
11 25 (13.89%) J2EE
12 23 (12.78%) HTML
13 17 (9.44%) Spring Boot
14 14 (7.78%) AngularJS
14 14 (7.78%) CSS
15 13 (7.22%) Android SDK
16 12 (6.67%) JMS
16 12 (6.67%) REST
17 11 (6.11%) Core Animation
Miscellaneous
1 49 (27.22%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (6.11%) Animation
3 9 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (4.44%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.67%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.11%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.56%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.56%) Clustering
8 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.56%) Replication
8 1 (0.56%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 27 (15.00%) Linux
2 26 (14.44%) Unix
3 14 (7.78%) Android
4 10 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (5.56%) Windows
5 5 (2.78%) Solaris
6 3 (1.67%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.56%) AIX
7 1 (0.56%) SUSE
7 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (53.89%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (45.00%) TDD
3 53 (29.44%) SOA
4 51 (28.33%) Business Intelligence
5 47 (26.11%) Programme Management
6 46 (25.56%) Digital Marketing
7 41 (22.78%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (20.56%) DevOps
9 36 (20.00%) Test Automation
10 32 (17.78%) Problem-Solving
11 29 (16.11%) Scrum
12 28 (15.56%) Microservices
13 27 (15.00%) UML
14 22 (12.22%) Pair Programming
15 20 (11.11%) OO
15 20 (11.11%) Open Source
16 19 (10.56%) Configuration Management
17 16 (8.89%) Kanban
18 15 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
18 15 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 41 (22.78%) SQL
2 34 (18.89%) JavaScript
3 31 (17.22%) XPath
4 17 (9.44%) C
4 17 (9.44%) Perl
5 14 (7.78%) PL/SQL
6 12 (6.67%) Groovy
6 12 (6.67%) Java 8
7 11 (6.11%) Python
8 10 (5.56%) Shell Script
9 9 (5.00%) Ruby
10 5 (2.78%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.67%) Scala
12 1 (0.56%) C#
12 1 (0.56%) Go
12 1 (0.56%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (12.22%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.00%) ISEB
4 7 (3.89%) ISTQB
4 7 (3.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.11%) Degree
6 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.89%) QA
2 2 (1.11%) SLA
3 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (9.44%) Docker
2 9 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (15.00%) Ansible
2 12 (6.67%) Kubernetes
3 9 (5.00%) Consul
4 7 (3.89%) Terraform
5 5 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.78%) Puppet
6 2 (1.11%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.56%) Salt
Vendors
1 76 (42.22%) Oracle
2 47 (26.11%) SAP
3 41 (22.78%) WSO2
4 15 (8.33%) Atlassian
4 15 (8.33%) IBM
5 13 (7.22%) webMethods
6 8 (4.44%) Microsoft
7 7 (3.89%) Adobe
7 7 (3.89%) Pega
8 6 (3.33%) BEA
8 6 (3.33%) Google
8 6 (3.33%) Informatica
9 4 (2.22%) Talend
10 2 (1.11%) HP
11 1 (0.56%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.56%) Lotus
11 1 (0.56%) Omniture
11 1 (0.56%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.56%) VMware