Period
to 25 June 2019

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 25 June 2019 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
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 2 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 +11
Contract jobs citing Java 246 199 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 29.50% 27.15% 21.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 56.94% 55.90% 42.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 137 114
Essex median daily rate £525 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% +38.46%
10th Percentile £408 £409 £265
90th Percentile £600 £663 £575
East of England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 16
Essex median hourly rate £43.00 £35.54 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.99% -2.63% +9.12%
10th Percentile £36.30 £31.15 £31.13
90th Percentile £59.45 £75.00 £63.75
East of England median hourly rate £50.00 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +19.05% +13.51% +15.99%

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 432 356 419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 51.80% 48.57% 49.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 244 278
Essex median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +38.46%
10th Percentile £356 £344 £275
90th Percentile £575 £634 £575
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 25
Essex median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.67% - +14.50%
10th Percentile £35.00 £26.52 £31.10
90th Percentile £58.91 £69.20 £63.75
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -8.54% +9.33%

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 25 June 2019.

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 25 June 2019.

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 25 June 2019. 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 -1 104 £513 +13.89% 1
Harlow -2 5 £450 - 5
Colchester 0 3 £525 -
Brentwood -1 3 £466 -1.89%
Chelmsford - 3 £544 - 2
Basildon -10 2 £550 -8.33%
Java
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2019, 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.

1 179 (72.76%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (64.63%) TDD
3 139 (56.50%) Oracle
4 105 (42.68%) Java 8
5 103 (41.87%) SOAP
6 97 (39.43%) Spring
7 94 (38.21%) Microservices
8 90 (36.59%) Amazon AWS
9 88 (35.77%) Web Services
10 78 (31.71%) Jenkins
11 76 (30.89%) Unix
12 75 (30.49%) SOA
13 73 (29.67%) RESTful
14 70 (28.46%) Git (software)
15 69 (28.05%) Finance
16 68 (27.64%) Business Intelligence
16 68 (27.64%) Apache Camel
17 67 (27.24%) WSO2
17 67 (27.24%) Telecoms
18 66 (26.83%) Electronics
18 66 (26.83%) Middleware
19 65 (26.42%) SAP
19 65 (26.42%) Manufacturing
19 65 (26.42%) Programme Management
19 65 (26.42%) Digital Marketing
19 65 (26.42%) Mule
19 65 (26.42%) Marketing
20 64 (26.02%) BDD
21 63 (25.61%) Oracle Service Bus
21 63 (25.61%) Oracle SOA Suite

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 65 (26.42%) Mule
2 63 (25.61%) Oracle Service Bus
2 63 (25.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 20 (8.13%) Confluence
4 17 (6.91%) WebLogic
5 9 (3.66%) JBoss
6 7 (2.85%) SAS
7 4 (1.63%) Apache
8 3 (1.22%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.41%) Apache Qpid
10 1 (0.41%) IIS
10 1 (0.41%) nginx
10 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.41%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.41%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 90 (36.59%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.47%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (2.03%) GitHub
4 3 (1.22%) Amazon SageMaker
4 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.41%) Amazon ECS
5 1 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.41%) AWS Fargate
5 1 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.41%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.81%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.41%) DHCP
2 1 (0.41%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.41%) SMTP
2 1 (0.41%) SSL
2 1 (0.41%) UPnP
2 1 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (22.76%) MySQL
2 45 (18.29%) Oracle Database
3 9 (3.66%) Oracle OWB
4 7 (2.85%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.03%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.63%) Pentaho
7 3 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.22%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.81%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.41%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.41%) MySQL Workbench
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 78 (31.71%) Jenkins
2 70 (28.46%) Git (software)
3 56 (22.76%) JIRA
4 52 (21.14%) JUnit
5 43 (17.48%) Maven
5 43 (17.48%) SoapUI
6 20 (8.13%) Artifactory
7 15 (6.10%) GitLab
8 10 (4.07%) Checkstyle
9 8 (3.25%) CA Gen
9 8 (3.25%) Robot Framework
10 7 (2.85%) Cucumber
10 7 (2.85%) Selenium
10 7 (2.85%) Toad
11 3 (1.22%) JMeter
11 3 (1.22%) Mercurial
11 3 (1.22%) Zephyr
12 2 (0.81%) Gradle
12 2 (0.81%) Rational DOORS
13 1 (0.41%) Calabash
General
1 69 (28.05%) Finance
2 67 (27.24%) Telecoms
3 66 (26.83%) Electronics
4 65 (26.42%) Manufacturing
4 65 (26.42%) Marketing
5 4 (1.63%) Automotive
6 1 (0.41%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 164 (66.67%) Developer
2 143 (58.13%) Java Developer
3 62 (25.20%) Senior Developer
4 57 (23.17%) Senior Java Developer
5 35 (14.23%) Lead Developer
6 31 (12.60%) Lead Java Developer
7 25 (10.16%) DevOps Engineer
8 20 (8.13%) Integration Developer
9 14 (5.69%) Analyst
9 14 (5.69%) Java Engineer
10 13 (5.28%) Test Analyst
11 12 (4.88%) Tester
12 10 (4.07%) Java Team Leader
12 10 (4.07%) QA Tester
12 10 (4.07%) SOA Developer
12 10 (4.07%) Team Leader
13 9 (3.66%) Senior DevOps
14 7 (2.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 7 (2.85%) Senior QA Tester
14 7 (2.85%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (41.87%) SOAP
2 97 (39.43%) Spring
3 88 (35.77%) Web Services
4 73 (29.67%) RESTful
5 68 (27.64%) Apache Camel
6 66 (26.83%) Middleware
7 61 (24.80%) Spring Boot
8 37 (15.04%) XML
9 35 (14.23%) JSON
10 31 (12.60%) J2EE
11 25 (10.16%) Swagger
11 25 (10.16%) WireMock
11 25 (10.16%) XSLT
12 14 (5.69%) JMS
12 14 (5.69%) REST
13 10 (4.07%) Lambda Expressions
14 9 (3.66%) RabbitMQ
15 8 (3.25%) Java EE
16 6 (2.44%) Elastic Stack
17 5 (2.03%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 48 (19.51%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (8.94%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (1.22%) Algorithms
4 2 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.41%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.41%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 76 (30.89%) Unix
2 63 (25.61%) Linux
3 42 (17.07%) CentOS
4 11 (4.47%) Windows
5 7 (2.85%) Android
6 2 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (72.76%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (64.63%) TDD
3 94 (38.21%) Microservices
4 75 (30.49%) SOA
5 68 (27.64%) Business Intelligence
6 65 (26.42%) Digital Marketing
6 65 (26.42%) Programme Management
7 64 (26.02%) BDD
8 61 (24.80%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 60 (24.39%) Scrum
10 32 (13.01%) DevOps
10 32 (13.01%) Test Strategy
11 26 (10.57%) Kanban
12 25 (10.16%) Test Automation
13 23 (9.35%) Problem-Solving
14 21 (8.54%) Process Improvement
15 20 (8.13%) Continuous Integration
15 20 (8.13%) Pair Programming
16 18 (7.32%) User Stories
17 17 (6.91%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 105 (42.68%) Java 8
2 29 (11.79%) C
3 28 (11.38%) SQL
4 25 (10.16%) XPath
5 20 (8.13%) C++
6 15 (6.10%) Python
6 15 (6.10%) Shell Script
7 13 (5.28%) Perl
7 13 (5.28%) Ruby
8 8 (3.25%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.63%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.22%) Clojure
10 3 (1.22%) Erlang
10 3 (1.22%) F#
10 3 (1.22%) Groovy
10 3 (1.22%) Haskell
10 3 (1.22%) Scala
11 2 (0.81%) Java 9
11 2 (0.81%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.41%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 22 (8.94%) Security Cleared
2 20 (8.13%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.91%) ISEB
4 16 (6.50%) ISTQB
4 16 (6.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (6.50%) OCPJP
4 16 (6.50%) Sun Certification
5 4 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.35%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) GDPR
System Software
1 38 (15.45%) Docker
2 3 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.41%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 50 (20.33%) Ansible
2 37 (15.04%) Terraform
3 14 (5.69%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 139 (56.50%) Oracle
2 67 (27.24%) WSO2
3 65 (26.42%) SAP
4 43 (17.48%) Red Hat
5 33 (13.41%) Talend
6 16 (6.50%) Sun
7 11 (4.47%) webMethods
8 8 (3.25%) BEA
8 8 (3.25%) Informatica
8 8 (3.25%) Pega
9 4 (1.63%) Google
10 2 (0.81%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.81%) CA Agile Central
10 2 (0.81%) Intel
10 2 (0.81%) Microsoft
11 1 (0.41%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.41%) Splunk
11 1 (0.41%) VMware