Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 20 21
Rank change year-on-year +18 +1 -13
Contract jobs citing Java 286 125 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 27.11% 15.19% 7.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 58.13% 32.98% 24.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 81 36
Essex median daily rate £525 £513 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +46.43% -16.17%
10th Percentile £410 £388 £220
90th Percentile £600 £600 £538
East of England median daily rate £500 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.05% +8.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 27 15
Essex median hourly rate £35.29 £42.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.96% +18.06% -1.37%
10th Percentile £31.52 £36.40 £30.75
90th Percentile £53.98 £63.75 £42.84
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +4.56%

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 492 379 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 46.64% 46.05% 32.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 248 172
Essex median daily rate £500 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +42.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £230
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 33 42
Essex median hourly rate £33.08 £40.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.30% +15.94% -5.48%
10th Percentile £12.80 £27.15 £25.13
90th Percentile £51.75 £63.75 £44.80
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +6.67%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +16 107 £500 -0.99% 10
Basildon -1 8 £500 +40.85% 4
Chelmsford - 5 £450 - 4
Harlow - 4 £500 -
Brentwood -5 3 £450 +12.50% 2
Colchester +1 2 £700 +47.37% 7
Grays - 1 £550 -
Java
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 190 (66.43%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (45.80%) Oracle
3 110 (38.46%) TDD
4 101 (35.31%) Web Services
5 98 (34.27%) SOAP
6 96 (33.57%) XML
7 90 (31.47%) Finance
8 89 (31.12%) Business Intelligence
9 88 (30.77%) RESTful
10 82 (28.67%) Marketing
11 81 (28.32%) SAP
12 80 (27.97%) SOA
13 77 (26.92%) Manufacturing
13 77 (26.92%) Java 8
14 75 (26.22%) Telecoms
14 75 (26.22%) Scrum
14 75 (26.22%) Programme Management
15 74 (25.87%) Maven
15 74 (25.87%) Digital Marketing
15 74 (25.87%) SQL
15 74 (25.87%) Electronics
15 74 (25.87%) Jenkins
16 73 (25.52%) Greenfield Project
17 69 (24.13%) Unix
17 69 (24.13%) Spring
18 67 (23.43%) Microservices
19 66 (23.08%) Middleware
20 65 (22.73%) JIRA
20 65 (22.73%) DevOps
21 63 (22.03%) Linux

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 59 (20.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 58 (20.28%) Mule
2 58 (20.28%) Oracle Service Bus
3 44 (15.38%) WebLogic
4 43 (15.03%) Confluence
5 27 (9.44%) Tomcat
5 27 (9.44%) WebSphere
6 21 (7.34%) Apache
7 13 (4.55%) JBoss
7 13 (4.55%) nginx
8 11 (3.85%) IIS
8 11 (3.85%) Jetty
8 11 (3.85%) Mongrel
9 8 (2.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 8 (2.80%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.70%) WildFly
11 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.35%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.75%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 56 (19.58%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (7.69%) GitHub
3 13 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (4.20%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (3.85%) Google App Engine
5 11 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.05%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.35%) AtomSphere
7 1 (0.35%) Boomi
7 1 (0.35%) Office 365
7 1 (0.35%) PaaS
7 1 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.34%) HTTP
2 16 (5.59%) TCP/IP
3 14 (4.90%) SSL
4 11 (3.85%) DHCP
4 11 (3.85%) DNS
4 11 (3.85%) FTP
4 11 (3.85%) IPsec
5 2 (0.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (14.34%) MySQL
2 23 (8.04%) Relational Database
3 13 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
3 13 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 13 (4.55%) RDBMS
4 11 (3.85%) Pentaho
5 9 (3.15%) NoSQL
5 9 (3.15%) SQL Server
6 8 (2.80%) Hadoop
6 8 (2.80%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.40%) Geospatial Data
7 4 (1.40%) GIS
7 4 (1.40%) MariaDB
8 3 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.05%) Oracle OWB
9 2 (0.70%) Big Data
9 2 (0.70%) HBase
9 2 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.35%) JanusGraph
10 1 (0.35%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 74 (25.87%) Jenkins
1 74 (25.87%) Maven
2 65 (22.73%) JIRA
3 41 (14.34%) Git (software)
4 36 (12.59%) SoapUI
5 30 (10.49%) JUnit
6 23 (8.04%) Selenium
7 16 (5.59%) GitLab
8 15 (5.24%) Cucumber
9 14 (4.90%) Eclipse
9 14 (4.90%) Gradle
9 14 (4.90%) Subversion
10 13 (4.55%) CA Gen
10 13 (4.55%) JMeter
10 13 (4.55%) Toad
11 12 (4.20%) Ant
12 9 (3.15%) Artifactory
12 9 (3.15%) LoadRunner
12 9 (3.15%) Travis CI
13 8 (2.80%) Robot Framework
General
1 90 (31.47%) Finance
2 82 (28.67%) Marketing
3 77 (26.92%) Manufacturing
4 75 (26.22%) Telecoms
5 74 (25.87%) Electronics
6 3 (1.05%) Banking
6 3 (1.05%) Legal
7 1 (0.35%) Automotive
7 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 156 (54.55%) Developer
2 113 (39.51%) Java Developer
3 59 (20.63%) Senior Developer
4 42 (14.69%) Integration Developer
5 34 (11.89%) Senior Java Developer
6 31 (10.84%) DevOps Engineer
7 28 (9.79%) Tester
8 26 (9.09%) SOA Developer
9 23 (8.04%) Agile Developer
10 19 (6.64%) Analyst
11 18 (6.29%) Senior Agile Developer
12 17 (5.94%) Lead Developer
12 17 (5.94%) Lead Java Developer
13 16 (5.59%) Automation Tester
14 14 (4.90%) Architect
14 14 (4.90%) Test Analyst
15 12 (4.20%) Senior Tester
16 8 (2.80%) Java Automation Tester
16 8 (2.80%) QA Tester
17 7 (2.45%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (35.31%) Web Services
2 98 (34.27%) SOAP
3 96 (33.57%) XML
4 88 (30.77%) RESTful
5 69 (24.13%) Spring
6 66 (23.08%) Middleware
7 59 (20.63%) JSON
8 58 (20.28%) Apache Camel
9 45 (15.73%) Spring Boot
10 41 (14.34%) J2EE
11 39 (13.64%) XSLT
12 35 (12.24%) Swagger
12 35 (12.24%) WireMock
13 25 (8.74%) JMS
14 23 (8.04%) REST
15 22 (7.69%) HTML
16 18 (6.29%) JAX-RS
17 17 (5.94%) CSS
17 17 (5.94%) Hibernate
18 14 (4.90%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 73 (25.52%) Greenfield Project
2 17 (5.94%) Hybrid Cloud
3 13 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (1.75%) Public Cloud
5 4 (1.40%) Clustering
5 4 (1.40%) Replication
5 4 (1.40%) User Experience
6 3 (1.05%) Animation
7 2 (0.70%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.35%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.35%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.35%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.35%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.35%) PKI
8 1 (0.35%) RIA
8 1 (0.35%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.35%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.35%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 69 (24.13%) Unix
2 63 (22.03%) Linux
3 32 (11.19%) Windows
4 14 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.45%) Solaris
6 5 (1.75%) Android
7 4 (1.40%) CentOS
8 2 (0.70%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (66.43%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (38.46%) TDD
3 89 (31.12%) Business Intelligence
4 80 (27.97%) SOA
5 75 (26.22%) Programme Management
5 75 (26.22%) Scrum
6 74 (25.87%) Digital Marketing
7 67 (23.43%) Microservices
8 65 (22.73%) DevOps
9 58 (20.28%) Test Automation
10 54 (18.88%) Configuration Management
11 50 (17.48%) Open Source
12 49 (17.13%) Continuous Integration
13 34 (11.89%) Problem-Solving
14 33 (11.54%) Test Strategy
15 25 (8.74%) OO
16 24 (8.39%) Kanban
17 23 (8.04%) Process Improvement
18 22 (7.69%) BDD
19 21 (7.34%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 77 (26.92%) Java 8
2 74 (25.87%) SQL
3 35 (12.24%) XPath
4 33 (11.54%) Shell Script
5 32 (11.19%) Perl
6 25 (8.74%) PL/SQL
7 23 (8.04%) JavaScript
8 20 (6.99%) Groovy
9 19 (6.64%) Python
9 19 (6.64%) Ruby
10 10 (3.50%) Java 9
10 10 (3.50%) Scala
11 9 (3.15%) C
12 2 (0.70%) C#
12 2 (0.70%) Haskell
12 2 (0.70%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.35%) Go
13 1 (0.35%) Gremlin
Qualifications
1 30 (10.49%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.99%) ISEB
2 20 (6.99%) ISTQB
3 19 (6.64%) SC Cleared
4 17 (5.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.05%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (1.05%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (0.70%) IRCA
7 2 (0.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.70%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.35%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.35%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.59%) QA
2 2 (0.70%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 30 (10.49%) Docker
2 11 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (3.85%) Xen
3 6 (2.10%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.35%) HDFS
4 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 53 (18.53%) Ansible
2 29 (10.14%) Puppet
3 21 (7.34%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (6.29%) Terraform
5 5 (1.75%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (1.05%) Kibana
7 2 (0.70%) Grafana
7 2 (0.70%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.70%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.35%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.35%) logstash
8 1 (0.35%) Salt
8 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 131 (45.80%) Oracle
2 81 (28.32%) SAP
3 60 (20.98%) WSO2
4 39 (13.64%) webMethods
5 21 (7.34%) Microsoft
6 17 (5.94%) Google
7 15 (5.24%) Atlassian
8 14 (4.90%) IBM
9 13 (4.55%) Adobe
9 13 (4.55%) BEA
9 13 (4.55%) Informatica
9 13 (4.55%) Pega
10 11 (3.85%) VMware
11 8 (2.80%) Talend
12 5 (1.75%) JDA
13 4 (1.40%) CheckPoint
13 4 (1.40%) Red Hat
14 2 (0.70%) Hortonworks
14 2 (0.70%) Perforce
15 1 (0.35%) Cloudera