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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 12 10
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2  
Contract jobs citing Java 86 54 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 19.91% 11.18% 10.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.91% 29.83% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 20 33
Median daily rate £470 £275 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +70.90% -35.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £220 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £355 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 8
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -18.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.50 £39.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £42.50 £46.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -10.00%  

Java is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 221 181 200
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 51.16% 37.47% 31.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 88 116
Median daily rate £465 £313 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.80% -15.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £228 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 36 15
Median hourly rate £41.50 £34.25 £40.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.16% -15.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £27.00 £37.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £42.53 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing Java as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea - 41 £472 -
Brentwood +7 7 £284 -12.65% 3
Saffron Walden - 3 - -
Basildon -2 2 - - 2
Java
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 108 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (55.17%) TDD
3 81 (46.55%) XML
4 71 (40.80%) HTML
5 68 (39.08%) Continuous Integration
6 66 (37.93%) Linux
7 64 (36.78%) Unix
8 63 (36.21%) Oracle
9 56 (32.18%) Test Automation
10 55 (31.61%) JavaScript
10 55 (31.61%) Jenkins
11 53 (30.46%) SQL
12 49 (28.16%) CSS
13 48 (27.59%) Relational Database
14 46 (26.44%) JSON
15 42 (24.14%) SOA
16 40 (22.99%) MVC
17 39 (22.41%) JUnit
18 38 (21.84%) Git (software)
19 37 (21.26%) J2EE
19 37 (21.26%) Web Services
19 37 (21.26%) Scrum
20 35 (20.11%) WebLogic
21 34 (19.54%) Mentoring
22 33 (18.97%) DevOps
22 33 (18.97%) Spring
23 31 (17.82%) Web Development
23 31 (17.82%) JBoss
24 30 (17.24%) Mac OS X
24 30 (17.24%) Middleware

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 (20.11%) WebLogic
2 31 (17.82%) JBoss
3 16 (9.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 15 (8.62%) WebSphere
5 13 (7.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 11 (6.32%) Confluence
7 10 (5.75%) CMS
7 10 (5.75%) Tomcat
8 9 (5.17%) Apache
8 9 (5.17%) Mule
9 6 (3.45%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (2.30%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (2.30%) IIS
10 4 (2.30%) Jetty
10 4 (2.30%) Mongrel
10 4 (2.30%) nginx
10 4 (2.30%) SharePoint
10 4 (2.30%) Skype for Business
11 3 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.57%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 14 (8.05%) Adobe Campaign
2 11 (6.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (6.32%) Unica
3 7 (4.02%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (2.87%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.77%) GitHub
2 16 (9.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (4.60%) Adobe Analytics
5 5 (2.87%) Google Analytics
6 4 (2.30%) Google App Engine
6 4 (2.30%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (2.30%) Office 365
6 4 (2.30%) Yammer
7 3 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.72%) IaaS
7 3 (1.72%) PaaS
7 3 (1.72%) SaaS
8 2 (1.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 25 (14.37%) HTTP
2 19 (10.92%) LDAP
3 17 (9.77%) SSL
4 16 (9.20%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.30%) DHCP
5 4 (2.30%) DNS
6 3 (1.72%) FTP
6 3 (1.72%) IPsec
6 3 (1.72%) SMS
7 1 (0.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (27.59%) Relational Database
2 29 (16.67%) MySQL
3 22 (12.64%) MariaDB
4 13 (7.47%) BusinessObjects
5 10 (5.75%) Oracle Database
6 8 (4.60%) Hadoop
6 8 (4.60%) SQL Server
7 7 (4.02%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (4.02%) RDBMS
8 6 (3.45%) MongoDB
9 5 (2.87%) NoSQL
10 4 (2.30%) Ingres
10 4 (2.30%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (2.30%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.72%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 3 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (1.72%) Oracle9i Database
11 3 (1.72%) Pentaho
11 3 (1.72%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 55 (31.61%) Jenkins
2 39 (22.41%) JUnit
3 38 (21.84%) Git (software)
4 19 (10.92%) Gradle
4 19 (10.92%) Maven
5 16 (9.20%) Calabash
5 16 (9.20%) Mockito
6 15 (8.62%) Subversion
7 13 (7.47%) SoapUI
8 11 (6.32%) JIRA
9 8 (4.60%) Ant
9 8 (4.60%) Cucumber
10 7 (4.02%) Android Studio
11 5 (2.87%) AccuRev
11 5 (2.87%) JMeter
11 5 (2.87%) Selenium
12 3 (1.72%) CA Gen
12 3 (1.72%) Eclipse
12 3 (1.72%) Travis CI
12 3 (1.72%) XDoclet
General
1 20 (11.49%) Finance
2 19 (10.92%) Manufacturing
3 16 (9.20%) Marketing
4 11 (6.32%) Electronics
4 11 (6.32%) Telecoms
5 10 (5.75%) Automotive
6 5 (2.87%) Legal
6 5 (2.87%) Retail
Job Titles
1 126 (72.41%) Developer
2 82 (47.13%) Java Developer
3 21 (12.07%) Architect
4 18 (10.34%) Android Developer
4 18 (10.34%) Senior Developer
5 10 (5.75%) Agile Developer
5 10 (5.75%) CRM Developer
5 10 (5.75%) Senior Java Developer
5 10 (5.75%) Technical Architect
6 9 (5.17%) Analyst
7 8 (4.60%) Integration Developer
7 8 (4.60%) Java Software Developer
8 7 (4.02%) Senior Software Developer
8 7 (4.02%) SOA Developer
9 6 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (3.45%) Software Developer
9 6 (3.45%) Test Analyst
10 5 (2.87%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 5 (2.87%) Senior Java Software Developer
11 4 (2.30%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (46.55%) XML
2 71 (40.80%) HTML
3 49 (28.16%) CSS
4 46 (26.44%) JSON
5 37 (21.26%) J2EE
5 37 (21.26%) Web Services
6 33 (18.97%) Spring
7 30 (17.24%) Middleware
8 29 (16.67%) REST
9 26 (14.94%) JPA
10 25 (14.37%) SOAP
11 24 (13.79%) Spring MVC
12 23 (13.22%) Hibernate
13 22 (12.64%) EclipseLink
14 20 (11.49%) RESTful
15 18 (10.34%) JAAS
16 17 (9.77%) JAXB
16 17 (9.77%) XSLT
17 16 (9.20%) Android SDK
18 15 (8.62%) Core Animation
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.37%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (8.62%) Animation
2 15 (8.62%) Mobile App
3 12 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.32%) Computer Science
5 10 (5.75%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (5.75%) Virtual Team
6 5 (2.87%) Web 2.0
7 3 (1.72%) Social Media
8 2 (1.15%) Clustering
8 2 (1.15%) Replication
8 2 (1.15%) RIA
9 1 (0.57%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.57%) e-Health
9 1 (0.57%) iPad
9 1 (0.57%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 66 (37.93%) Linux
2 64 (36.78%) Unix
3 30 (17.24%) Mac OS X
4 25 (14.37%) Android
5 16 (9.20%) Windows
6 15 (8.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (7.47%) Solaris
8 7 (4.02%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.72%) AIX
9 3 (1.72%) HPUX
10 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (55.17%) TDD
3 68 (39.08%) Continuous Integration
4 56 (32.18%) Test Automation
5 42 (24.14%) SOA
6 40 (22.99%) MVC
7 37 (21.26%) Scrum
8 34 (19.54%) Mentoring
9 33 (18.97%) DevOps
10 31 (17.82%) Web Development
11 25 (14.37%) Pair Programming
12 24 (13.79%) Open Source
13 23 (13.22%) Android Development
14 22 (12.64%) Configuration Management
15 21 (12.07%) B2C
15 21 (12.07%) OO
15 21 (12.07%) Software Engineering
16 20 (11.49%) User Stories
17 19 (10.92%) Business Intelligence
18 18 (10.34%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 55 (31.61%) JavaScript
2 53 (30.46%) SQL
3 28 (16.09%) PL/SQL
4 16 (9.20%) PHP
5 12 (6.90%) XPath
6 11 (6.32%) Perl
7 9 (5.17%) Python
8 8 (4.60%) Groovy
9 7 (4.02%) C
10 5 (2.87%) Ruby
11 3 (1.72%) C++
11 3 (1.72%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.15%) C#
12 2 (1.15%) R
12 2 (1.15%) Scala
13 1 (0.57%) Go
13 1 (0.57%) Haskell
13 1 (0.57%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 14 (8.05%) Degree
2 11 (6.32%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.60%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.87%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.15%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.15%) PhD
7 1 (0.57%) CISA
7 1 (0.57%) CISM
7 1 (0.57%) CISSP
7 1 (0.57%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.02%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (2.87%) Xen
2 4 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.15%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.15%) Docker
3 2 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.57%) KVM
4 1 (0.57%) LXC
4 1 (0.57%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 16 (9.20%) Ansible
2 9 (5.17%) Puppet
3 7 (4.02%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.15%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.57%) Mesos
Vendors
1 63 (36.21%) Oracle
2 26 (14.94%) Adobe
3 15 (8.62%) SAP
4 12 (6.90%) WSO2
5 10 (5.75%) IBM
6 9 (5.17%) Google
7 8 (4.60%) Microsoft
8 6 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (3.45%) webMethods
9 5 (2.87%) Omniture
10 4 (2.30%) Infor
10 4 (2.30%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.30%) VMware
11 3 (1.72%) BEA
11 3 (1.72%) FatWire
11 3 (1.72%) Informatica
11 3 (1.72%) Pega
12 1 (0.57%) HP
12 1 (0.57%) Pegasus
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