The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Home Counties 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 29 March 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
South East / Home Counties
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 5 3
Contract jobs citing Java 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Home Counties - 6.67% 9.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 33.33% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.75 £38.25
% change year-on-year +5.80% +1.30%  

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 the Home Counties with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Home Counties
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1 3 4
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Home Counties 3.70% 20.00% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £300 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in the Home Counties

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Home Counties 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 the Home Counties

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java in the Home Counties.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in the Home Counties

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Home Counties

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java in the Home Counties.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in the Home Counties