Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 10 8
Rank change year-on-year -6 -2 -4
Contract jobs citing Java 125 93 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 15.70% 10.59% 11.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.23% 31.53% 29.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 53 65
Essex median daily rate £513 £350 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.43% -14.63% -7.61%
10th Percentile £365 £260 £259
90th Percentile £597 £535 £595
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 22
Essex median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.06% -1.37% +19.67%
10th Percentile £37.00 £30.80 £24.70
90th Percentile £63.75 £42.84 £44.70
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.26 £37.06
% change year-on-year +7.35% +0.54% +19.55%

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 345 295 460
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 43.34% 33.60% 38.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 193 253
Essex median daily rate £500 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £242 £235
90th Percentile £600 £525 £525
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 46 62
Essex median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.37% +14.96%
10th Percentile £26.35 £29.38 £25.33
90th Percentile £63.75 £45.88 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +1.35%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 38 £515 +9.57% 3
Brentwood -5 20 £400 +50.94%
Basildon +12 15 £400 +53.85%
Colchester +11 1 £475 - 2
Java
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Java also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Java.

1 103 (82.40%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (70.40%) TDD
3 63 (50.40%) XML
4 51 (40.80%) Middleware
5 50 (40.00%) Oracle
6 49 (39.20%) Continuous Integration
7 45 (36.00%) Maven
7 45 (36.00%) SOA
8 44 (35.20%) Web Services
8 44 (35.20%) JSON
9 39 (31.20%) Jenkins
9 39 (31.20%) Spring
9 39 (31.20%) JavaScript
10 38 (30.40%) Linux
11 37 (29.60%) Manufacturing
11 37 (29.60%) WSO2
12 35 (28.00%) Mule
12 35 (28.00%) RESTful
13 34 (27.20%) XPath
13 34 (27.20%) XSLT
14 33 (26.40%) Unix
15 32 (25.60%) HTML
15 32 (25.60%) Test Automation
15 32 (25.60%) Greenfield Project
16 31 (24.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 31 (24.80%) SOAP
17 30 (24.00%) Oracle Service Bus
17 30 (24.00%) Apache Camel
17 30 (24.00%) Relational Database
18 29 (23.20%) WireMock

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 35 (28.00%) Mule
2 31 (24.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 30 (24.00%) Oracle Service Bus
4 17 (13.60%) WebLogic
5 15 (12.00%) JBoss
6 12 (9.60%) WebSphere
7 9 (7.20%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (5.60%) CMS
9 6 (4.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (2.40%) SharePoint
10 3 (2.40%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (1.60%) Apache
11 2 (1.60%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.80%) Confluence
12 1 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.80%) IIS
12 1 (0.80%) Jetty
12 1 (0.80%) Mongrel
12 1 (0.80%) nginx
Business Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 20 (16.00%) GitHub
2 19 (15.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (12.80%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (4.00%) IaaS
4 5 (4.00%) PaaS
4 5 (4.00%) SaaS
5 2 (1.60%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.60%) npm
6 1 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.80%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 26 (20.80%) HTTP
2 19 (15.20%) SSL
2 19 (15.20%) TCP/IP
3 8 (6.40%) LDAP
4 1 (0.80%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.80%) DHCP
4 1 (0.80%) DNS
4 1 (0.80%) FTP
4 1 (0.80%) GPRS
4 1 (0.80%) IPsec
4 1 (0.80%) SMS
4 1 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (24.00%) Relational Database
2 18 (14.40%) NoSQL
3 8 (6.40%) MySQL
3 8 (6.40%) RDBMS
4 7 (5.60%) MariaDB
5 6 (4.80%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.40%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.60%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.80%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.80%) Redis
Development Applications
1 45 (36.00%) Maven
2 39 (31.20%) Jenkins
3 22 (17.60%) Git (software)
4 19 (15.20%) JUnit
5 13 (10.40%) Gradle
6 11 (8.80%) JIRA
6 11 (8.80%) Subversion
7 9 (7.20%) Calabash
8 8 (6.40%) Android Studio
9 7 (5.60%) GitLab
9 7 (5.60%) Mockito
10 6 (4.80%) SoapUI
11 5 (4.00%) AccuRev
11 5 (4.00%) Ant
12 4 (3.20%) Robot Framework
13 3 (2.40%) Cucumber
13 3 (2.40%) Eclipse
13 3 (2.40%) Grunt
13 3 (2.40%) LoadUI
13 3 (2.40%) Selenium
General
1 37 (29.60%) Manufacturing
2 29 (23.20%) Finance
3 28 (22.40%) Marketing
4 26 (20.80%) Electronics
5 25 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 5 (4.00%) Automotive
7 3 (2.40%) Publishing
8 1 (0.80%) Legal
Job Titles
1 91 (72.80%) Developer
2 45 (36.00%) Java Developer
3 40 (32.00%) Agile Developer
4 37 (29.60%) Integration Developer
5 33 (26.40%) Senior Developer
6 30 (24.00%) Senior Agile Developer
6 30 (24.00%) SOA Developer
7 19 (15.20%) Architect
8 10 (8.00%) Agile Java Developer
9 9 (7.20%) Android Developer
10 8 (6.40%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (6.40%) Technical Architect
11 4 (3.20%) Angular Developer
11 4 (3.20%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (3.20%) UI Developer
12 3 (2.40%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 3 (2.40%) JavaScript Developer
12 3 (2.40%) Linux Engineer
12 3 (2.40%) Test Automation Specialist
12 3 (2.40%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (50.40%) XML
2 51 (40.80%) Middleware
3 44 (35.20%) JSON
3 44 (35.20%) Web Services
4 39 (31.20%) Spring
5 35 (28.00%) RESTful
6 34 (27.20%) XSLT
7 32 (25.60%) HTML
8 31 (24.80%) SOAP
9 30 (24.00%) Apache Camel
10 29 (23.20%) Swagger
10 29 (23.20%) WireMock
11 21 (16.80%) REST
11 21 (16.80%) Spring Boot
12 20 (16.00%) AngularJS
13 19 (15.20%) J2EE
14 18 (14.40%) CSS
15 14 (11.20%) JPA
15 14 (11.20%) OAuth
16 11 (8.80%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 32 (25.60%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (8.80%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (7.20%) Animation
4 4 (3.20%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.40%) Web 2.0
6 2 (1.60%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.80%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.80%) Clustering
7 1 (0.80%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.80%) Replication
7 1 (0.80%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 38 (30.40%) Linux
2 33 (26.40%) Unix
3 18 (14.40%) Mac OS X
4 15 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (8.00%) Android
6 9 (7.20%) Windows
7 7 (5.60%) Solaris
8 5 (4.00%) AIX
8 5 (4.00%) HPUX
9 2 (1.60%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (82.40%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (70.40%) TDD
3 49 (39.20%) Continuous Integration
4 45 (36.00%) SOA
5 32 (25.60%) Test Automation
6 27 (21.60%) DevOps
7 26 (20.80%) Digital Marketing
7 26 (20.80%) Scrum
8 25 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
8 25 (20.00%) Programme Management
9 23 (18.40%) Configuration Management
9 23 (18.40%) Mentoring
10 21 (16.80%) MVC
11 19 (15.20%) Kanban
12 15 (12.00%) Continuous Deployment
12 15 (12.00%) Software Engineering
12 15 (12.00%) User Stories
13 14 (11.20%) Open Source
13 14 (11.20%) Test Management
14 13 (10.40%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 39 (31.20%) JavaScript
2 34 (27.20%) XPath
3 28 (22.40%) SQL
4 16 (12.80%) PL/SQL
5 13 (10.40%) C
6 10 (8.00%) Python
7 9 (7.20%) Groovy
7 9 (7.20%) Ruby
7 9 (7.20%) Shell Script
8 8 (6.40%) Perl
9 4 (3.20%) C++
10 3 (2.40%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (3.20%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.60%) Degree
3 1 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.80%) ISEB
3 1 (0.80%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (0.80%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.60%) QA
2 1 (0.80%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.80%) GCP
System Software
1 3 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.80%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.80%) Docker
2 1 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.80%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (18.40%) Ansible
2 7 (5.60%) Puppet
3 6 (4.80%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.80%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 50 (40.00%) Oracle
2 37 (29.60%) WSO2
3 25 (20.00%) SAP
4 8 (6.40%) IBM
5 7 (5.60%) Atlassian
6 6 (4.80%) Adobe
7 5 (4.00%) webMethods
8 3 (2.40%) CA
8 3 (2.40%) CA Agile Central
8 3 (2.40%) Google
8 3 (2.40%) HP
9 2 (1.60%) Omniture
10 1 (0.80%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.80%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.80%) VMware