Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 13 9
Rank change year-on-year +11 -4 -2
Contract jobs citing Java 299 121 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 27.84% 15.98% 12.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 58.51% 38.17% 37.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 93 63
Essex median daily rate £525 £513 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +46.43% -17.65%
10th Percentile £403 £365 £260
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £505 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +12.22% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 22 23
Essex median hourly rate £46.23 £48.00 £37.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.69% +29.66% +1.42%
10th Percentile £31.52 £37.00 £30.80
90th Percentile £65.53 £63.75 £42.97
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.75 £40.50
% change year-on-year +10.43% +0.62% +9.28%

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 511 317 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 47.58% 41.88% 34.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 223 192
Essex median daily rate £500 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +42.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £250
90th Percentile £600 £600 £538
East of England median daily rate £435 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +8.75% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 29 43
Essex median hourly rate £33.04 £40.00 £37.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.40% +8.05% +1.42%
10th Percentile £9.63 £26.35 £30.80
90th Percentile £58.41 £63.75 £46.00
East of England median hourly rate £44.50 £40.50 £41.31
% change year-on-year +9.88% -1.97% +10.17%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +17 127 £500 -2.44% 2
Chelmsford +4 7 £450 -18.18% 1
Basildon -1 7 £500 +14.29%
Brentwood -6 4 £361 -15.00%
Harlow - 4 £500 - 1
Colchester -1 2 £700 +47.37% 3
Grays - 1 £550 -
Java
East of England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 199 (66.56%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (45.15%) Oracle
3 101 (33.78%) TDD
4 99 (33.11%) Web Services
5 86 (28.76%) XML
5 86 (28.76%) SOAP
5 86 (28.76%) Jenkins
6 84 (28.09%) Spring
7 82 (27.42%) Scrum
7 82 (27.42%) Unix
8 80 (26.76%) Linux
8 80 (26.76%) DevOps
9 78 (26.09%) SQL
9 78 (26.09%) JIRA
10 77 (25.75%) Finance
11 76 (25.42%) Business Intelligence
11 76 (25.42%) Microservices
11 76 (25.42%) Amazon AWS
12 73 (24.41%) RESTful
13 71 (23.75%) Java 8
14 70 (23.41%) Marketing
15 68 (22.74%) SOA
16 67 (22.41%) SAP
17 63 (21.07%) Manufacturing
18 61 (20.40%) Telecoms
18 61 (20.40%) Programme Management
18 61 (20.40%) Ansible
19 60 (20.07%) Test Automation
19 60 (20.07%) Maven
19 60 (20.07%) 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 51 (17.06%) Confluence
2 49 (16.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 49 (16.39%) WebLogic
3 48 (16.05%) Mule
3 48 (16.05%) Oracle Service Bus
4 36 (12.04%) WebSphere
5 28 (9.36%) Tomcat
6 21 (7.02%) Apache
7 16 (5.35%) JBoss
8 13 (4.35%) nginx
9 11 (3.68%) IIS
9 11 (3.68%) Jetty
9 11 (3.68%) Mongrel
9 11 (3.68%) WildFly
10 10 (3.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 8 (2.68%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.33%) AquaLogic
13 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (2.01%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.67%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 76 (25.42%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (6.69%) GitHub
3 15 (5.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (3.68%) Google App Engine
5 11 (3.68%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (1.00%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.33%) AtomSphere
9 1 (0.33%) Boomi
9 1 (0.33%) Office 365
9 1 (0.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.02%) HTTP
2 14 (4.68%) TCP/IP
3 12 (4.01%) SSL
4 11 (3.68%) DHCP
4 11 (3.68%) DNS
4 11 (3.68%) FTP
4 11 (3.68%) IPsec
5 1 (0.33%) Internet
5 1 (0.33%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.33%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (17.39%) MySQL
2 29 (9.70%) Relational Database
3 18 (6.02%) RDBMS
4 16 (5.35%) Oracle Database
4 16 (5.35%) Pentaho
5 13 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
6 10 (3.34%) NoSQL
7 8 (2.68%) Hadoop
7 8 (2.68%) SQL Server
8 6 (2.01%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.67%) MariaDB
9 5 (1.67%) Oracle OWB
10 4 (1.34%) Geospatial Data
10 4 (1.34%) GIS
11 3 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.67%) Big Data
12 2 (0.67%) HBase
13 1 (0.33%) Impala
13 1 (0.33%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 86 (28.76%) Jenkins
2 78 (26.09%) JIRA
3 60 (20.07%) Maven
4 59 (19.73%) Git (software)
5 34 (11.37%) JUnit
6 33 (11.04%) SoapUI
7 22 (7.36%) Selenium
8 16 (5.35%) Cucumber
9 15 (5.02%) GitLab
9 15 (5.02%) Robot Framework
10 14 (4.68%) Artifactory
10 14 (4.68%) CA Gen
10 14 (4.68%) Eclipse
11 13 (4.35%) Ant
11 13 (4.35%) Subversion
12 12 (4.01%) Gradle
12 12 (4.01%) Toad
13 11 (3.68%) JMeter
14 9 (3.01%) Travis CI
15 7 (2.34%) AccuRev
General
1 77 (25.75%) Finance
2 70 (23.41%) Marketing
3 63 (21.07%) Manufacturing
4 61 (20.40%) Telecoms
5 60 (20.07%) Electronics
6 3 (1.00%) Banking
7 2 (0.67%) Automotive
7 2 (0.67%) Legal
8 1 (0.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 163 (54.52%) Developer
2 129 (43.14%) Java Developer
3 49 (16.39%) Senior Developer
4 39 (13.04%) Integration Developer
5 33 (11.04%) DevOps Engineer
6 30 (10.03%) Senior Java Developer
7 27 (9.03%) Tester
8 22 (7.36%) Lead Developer
9 21 (7.02%) Lead Java Developer
10 19 (6.35%) Agile Developer
11 18 (6.02%) Analyst
11 18 (6.02%) SOA Developer
12 15 (5.02%) Test Analyst
13 14 (4.68%) Automation Tester
14 13 (4.35%) Architect
14 13 (4.35%) Senior Agile Developer
15 12 (4.01%) Senior Tester
16 10 (3.34%) QA Tester
17 9 (3.01%) Linux Engineer
18 8 (2.68%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (33.11%) Web Services
2 86 (28.76%) SOAP
2 86 (28.76%) XML
3 84 (28.09%) Spring
4 73 (24.41%) RESTful
5 56 (18.73%) Middleware
6 55 (18.39%) Spring Boot
7 49 (16.39%) Apache Camel
7 49 (16.39%) J2EE
7 49 (16.39%) JSON
8 32 (10.70%) JMS
9 29 (9.70%) REST
10 27 (9.03%) XSLT
11 26 (8.70%) Swagger
11 26 (8.70%) WireMock
12 20 (6.69%) HTML
12 20 (6.69%) JAX-RS
12 20 (6.69%) RabbitMQ
13 19 (6.35%) CSS
13 19 (6.35%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 59 (19.73%) Greenfield Project
2 23 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
3 13 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.68%) Public Cloud
5 5 (1.67%) Clustering
5 5 (1.67%) Replication
6 2 (0.67%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.67%) User Experience
7 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.33%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.33%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.33%) PKI
7 1 (0.33%) RIA
7 1 (0.33%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.33%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.33%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 82 (27.42%) Unix
2 80 (26.76%) Linux
3 33 (11.04%) Windows
4 14 (4.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.34%) Solaris
6 5 (1.67%) CentOS
7 3 (1.00%) Android
7 3 (1.00%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (66.56%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (33.78%) TDD
3 82 (27.42%) Scrum
4 80 (26.76%) DevOps
5 76 (25.42%) Business Intelligence
5 76 (25.42%) Microservices
6 68 (22.74%) SOA
7 61 (20.40%) Programme Management
8 60 (20.07%) Digital Marketing
8 60 (20.07%) Test Automation
9 59 (19.73%) Configuration Management
10 48 (16.05%) Continuous Integration
10 48 (16.05%) Open Source
11 39 (13.04%) Test Strategy
12 32 (10.70%) Problem-Solving
13 27 (9.03%) Kanban
14 26 (8.70%) BDD
14 26 (8.70%) Continuous Deployment
14 26 (8.70%) OO
15 25 (8.36%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 78 (26.09%) SQL
2 71 (23.75%) Java 8
3 41 (13.71%) Shell Script
4 30 (10.03%) Perl
5 29 (9.70%) PL/SQL
6 25 (8.36%) XPath
7 19 (6.35%) JavaScript
8 18 (6.02%) Python
9 16 (5.35%) Ruby
10 15 (5.02%) Groovy
11 9 (3.01%) C
11 9 (3.01%) Scala
12 7 (2.34%) Java 9
13 5 (1.67%) C#
14 3 (1.00%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.67%) Haskell
15 2 (0.67%) PHP
16 1 (0.33%) C++
16 1 (0.33%) Go
16 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (13.71%) Security Cleared
2 29 (9.70%) SC Cleared
3 24 (8.03%) ISEB
4 23 (7.69%) ISTQB
5 16 (5.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.67%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.00%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.67%) Degree
9 2 (0.67%) IRCA
9 2 (0.67%) OCPJP
9 2 (0.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 2 (0.67%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.69%) QA
2 2 (0.67%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 41 (13.71%) Docker
2 11 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (3.68%) Xen
3 7 (2.34%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.33%) HDFS
4 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 61 (20.40%) Ansible
2 35 (11.71%) Puppet
3 26 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (6.69%) Terraform
5 10 (3.34%) Kibana
6 8 (2.68%) Docker Swarm
7 7 (2.34%) logstash
8 4 (1.34%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.67%) Grafana
9 2 (0.67%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.33%) Mesos
10 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 135 (45.15%) Oracle
2 67 (22.41%) SAP
3 50 (16.72%) WSO2
4 42 (14.05%) webMethods
5 30 (10.03%) Microsoft
6 27 (9.03%) IBM
7 17 (5.69%) BEA
7 17 (5.69%) Google
8 15 (5.02%) Adobe
9 14 (4.68%) Atlassian
9 14 (4.68%) Informatica
9 14 (4.68%) Pega
10 11 (3.68%) VMware
11 7 (2.34%) Talend
12 6 (2.01%) CheckPoint
12 6 (2.01%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.67%) AppDynamics
13 5 (1.67%) JDA
14 2 (0.67%) CA Agile Central
14 2 (0.67%) Hortonworks