Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 10 16
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6 -8
Contract jobs citing Java 285 157 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 29.05% 17.94% 10.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 60.38% 35.28% 29.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 100 47
Essex median daily rate £525 £458 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.75% +30.71% -16.17%
10th Percentile £413 £265 £220
90th Percentile £600 £576 £525
East of England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 24 14
Essex median hourly rate £35.54 £40.00 £33.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +19.58% -17.61%
10th Percentile £31.20 £35.00 £30.40
90th Percentile £75.00 £63.75 £41.93
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £33.45
% change year-on-year - +19.58% -16.38%

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 472 445 314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 48.11% 50.86% 34.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 297 172
Essex median daily rate £500 £472 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.93% +45.23% -13.33%
10th Percentile £350 £283 £227
90th Percentile £600 £600 £475
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 30 47
Essex median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +7.25% -9.21%
10th Percentile £27.64 £26.40 £25.75
90th Percentile £69.38 £63.75 £45.30
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% -5.06% +5.33%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +15 99 £491 +4.08% 8
Brentwood +2 10 £475 +38.92% 3
Basildon +5 9 £525 - 1
Colchester - 3 £700 - 13
Chelmsford - 2 £450 - 4
Harlow - 2 £525 -
Saffron Walden 0 1 - - 2
Grays - 1 £550 -
Java
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 151 (52.98%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (45.26%) Oracle
3 102 (35.79%) TDD
4 99 (34.74%) XML
5 93 (32.63%) Web Services
6 92 (32.28%) RESTful
7 88 (30.88%) SOAP
8 87 (30.53%) Business Intelligence
9 85 (29.82%) Finance
10 78 (27.37%) SAP
11 77 (27.02%) Maven
12 75 (26.32%) Manufacturing
12 75 (26.32%) SOA
13 74 (25.96%) Marketing
14 72 (25.26%) Programme Management
14 72 (25.26%) SQL
15 71 (24.91%) Telecoms
15 71 (24.91%) Jenkins
16 70 (24.56%) Greenfield Project
16 70 (24.56%) Electronics
16 70 (24.56%) Digital Marketing
17 69 (24.21%) DevOps
18 66 (23.16%) JSON
19 63 (22.11%) Middleware
20 62 (21.75%) WSO2
21 59 (20.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
22 58 (20.35%) Ansible
22 58 (20.35%) Unix
23 57 (20.00%) Apache Camel
23 57 (20.00%) Mule

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 (20.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 57 (20.00%) Mule
3 56 (19.65%) Oracle Service Bus
4 41 (14.39%) WebSphere
5 39 (13.68%) WebLogic
6 26 (9.12%) Confluence
7 19 (6.67%) Apache
8 17 (5.96%) Tomcat
9 12 (4.21%) IIS
9 12 (4.21%) Jetty
9 12 (4.21%) Mongrel
9 12 (4.21%) nginx
10 8 (2.81%) JBoss
11 6 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (1.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 3 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (1.05%) CMS
14 2 (0.70%) WildFly
15 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
15 1 (0.35%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.35%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 43 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (9.47%) GitHub
3 12 (4.21%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (4.21%) Google App Engine
3 12 (4.21%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.70%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.70%) PaaS
6 1 (0.35%) AtomSphere
6 1 (0.35%) Boomi
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.07%) HTTP
2 17 (5.96%) TCP/IP
3 15 (5.26%) SSL
4 12 (4.21%) DHCP
4 12 (4.21%) DNS
4 12 (4.21%) FTP
4 12 (4.21%) IPsec
5 2 (0.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.18%) MySQL
2 15 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 14 (4.91%) BusinessObjects
4 13 (4.56%) Oracle Database
5 11 (3.86%) SQL Server
6 10 (3.51%) RDBMS
7 9 (3.16%) Pentaho
8 8 (2.81%) Hadoop
9 6 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (2.11%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.40%) Geospatial Data
10 4 (1.40%) GIS
11 3 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (1.05%) NoSQL
11 3 (1.05%) Oracle OWB
12 2 (0.70%) Big Data
12 2 (0.70%) HBase
12 2 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.35%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 77 (27.02%) Maven
2 71 (24.91%) Jenkins
3 43 (15.09%) JIRA
4 32 (11.23%) SoapUI
5 31 (10.88%) Git (software)
6 24 (8.42%) JUnit
7 23 (8.07%) Selenium
8 20 (7.02%) Gradle
9 17 (5.96%) Toad
10 15 (5.26%) CA Gen
11 14 (4.91%) Cucumber
11 14 (4.91%) GitLab
11 14 (4.91%) JMeter
12 12 (4.21%) Calabash
13 10 (3.51%) Subversion
13 10 (3.51%) Travis CI
14 9 (3.16%) LoadRunner
15 8 (2.81%) Artifactory
16 7 (2.46%) Eclipse
17 5 (1.75%) Ant
General
1 85 (29.82%) Finance
2 75 (26.32%) Manufacturing
3 74 (25.96%) Marketing
4 71 (24.91%) Telecoms
5 70 (24.56%) Electronics
6 5 (1.75%) Automotive
7 1 (0.35%) Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Legal
7 1 (0.35%) Publishing
7 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 144 (50.53%) Developer
2 77 (27.02%) Java Developer
3 54 (18.95%) Senior Developer
4 45 (15.79%) Integration Developer
5 34 (11.93%) DevOps Engineer
6 33 (11.58%) Analyst
7 25 (8.77%) SOA Developer
8 24 (8.42%) Tester
9 20 (7.02%) Senior Java Developer
10 16 (5.61%) Agile Developer
11 15 (5.26%) Test Analyst
12 14 (4.91%) Architect
12 14 (4.91%) Lead Developer
13 13 (4.56%) Android Developer
13 13 (4.56%) Lead Java Developer
13 13 (4.56%) Senior Agile Developer
14 12 (4.21%) Automation Tester
15 10 (3.51%) Senior Tester
16 9 (3.16%) Linux Engineer
17 8 (2.81%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (34.74%) XML
2 93 (32.63%) Web Services
3 92 (32.28%) RESTful
4 88 (30.88%) SOAP
5 66 (23.16%) JSON
6 63 (22.11%) Middleware
7 57 (20.00%) Apache Camel
8 56 (19.65%) Spring
9 44 (15.44%) J2EE
9 44 (15.44%) XSLT
10 36 (12.63%) Swagger
10 36 (12.63%) WireMock
11 34 (11.93%) Spring Boot
12 24 (8.42%) HTML
13 16 (5.61%) JMS
14 15 (5.26%) AngularJS
15 14 (4.91%) Android SDK
16 13 (4.56%) CSS
16 13 (4.56%) Servlets
17 12 (4.21%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 70 (24.56%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (3.51%) Animation
3 8 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.46%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.40%) User Experience
7 3 (1.05%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.70%) Clustering
8 2 (0.70%) Replication
8 2 (0.70%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.35%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.35%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.35%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.35%) PKI
9 1 (0.35%) RIA
9 1 (0.35%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 58 (20.35%) Unix
2 56 (19.65%) Linux
3 26 (9.12%) Windows
4 18 (6.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (5.26%) Android
6 7 (2.46%) Solaris
7 2 (0.70%) CentOS
8 1 (0.35%) AIX
8 1 (0.35%) SUSE
8 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (52.98%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (35.79%) TDD
3 87 (30.53%) Business Intelligence
4 75 (26.32%) SOA
5 72 (25.26%) Programme Management
6 70 (24.56%) Digital Marketing
7 69 (24.21%) DevOps
8 56 (19.65%) Continuous Integration
9 54 (18.95%) Test Automation
10 53 (18.60%) Configuration Management
11 50 (17.54%) Microservices
12 45 (15.79%) Scrum
13 44 (15.44%) Open Source
14 41 (14.39%) Problem-Solving
15 38 (13.33%) Test Strategy
16 32 (11.23%) Process Improvement
17 28 (9.82%) OO
18 24 (8.42%) Test Scripting
19 22 (7.72%) RUP
20 21 (7.37%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 72 (25.26%) SQL
2 55 (19.30%) Java 8
3 40 (14.04%) XPath
4 34 (11.93%) Perl
4 34 (11.93%) Shell Script
5 32 (11.23%) JavaScript
6 24 (8.42%) PL/SQL
7 19 (6.67%) Python
8 18 (6.32%) Ruby
9 16 (5.61%) Groovy
10 14 (4.91%) C
11 10 (3.51%) Java 9
12 5 (1.75%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.75%) Scala
13 3 (1.05%) Kotlin
14 2 (0.70%) Go
15 1 (0.35%) C#
15 1 (0.35%) Gremlin
15 1 (0.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (11.23%) Security Cleared
2 23 (8.07%) ISEB
2 23 (8.07%) ISTQB
2 23 (8.07%) SC Cleared
3 22 (7.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.70%) Degree
5 2 (0.70%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.35%) IRCA
6 1 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.35%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.91%) QA
2 2 (0.70%) SLA
3 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 29 (10.18%) Docker
2 12 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (4.21%) Xen
3 4 (1.40%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.35%) HDFS
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 58 (20.35%) Ansible
2 25 (8.77%) Puppet
3 17 (5.96%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (5.96%) Terraform
4 11 (3.86%) Kubernetes
5 9 (3.16%) Consul
6 4 (1.40%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.70%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.70%) Salt
8 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 129 (45.26%) Oracle
2 78 (27.37%) SAP
3 62 (21.75%) WSO2
4 37 (12.98%) webMethods
5 19 (6.67%) IBM
6 18 (6.32%) Microsoft
7 17 (5.96%) Google
8 16 (5.61%) Atlassian
8 16 (5.61%) Pega
9 15 (5.26%) BEA
9 15 (5.26%) Informatica
10 12 (4.21%) VMware
11 9 (3.16%) Adobe
12 8 (2.81%) Talend
13 3 (1.05%) Red Hat
14 2 (0.70%) CheckPoint
14 2 (0.70%) Hortonworks
14 2 (0.70%) HP
14 2 (0.70%) JDA
14 2 (0.70%) Omniture