Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 24 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 28 35
Rank change year-on-year -19 +7 +4
Contract jobs citing Java 16 30 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.01% 6.15% 4.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.11% 16.13% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 18
Kent median daily rate £638 £563 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +60.71% -36.36%
10th Percentile £348 £313 £239
90th Percentile £656 £688 £575
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £22.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +100.00% -43.75% +10.34%

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 Kent with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 225 186 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 42.37% 38.11% 49.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 121 182
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.48% +3.08%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £554 £500 £475
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 16
Kent median hourly rate £45.00 £17.42 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +158.40% -53.56% -6.25%
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.80% +7.33% +7.14%

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Java as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Java in Kent

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in Kent

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in Kent over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in Kent

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in Kent

Java
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the Kent region over the 6 months to 24 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
Faversham 0 1 £525 -
Tunbridge Wells -3 1 - -
Chatham - 1 - -
Folkestone - 1 £138 -
Maidstone - 1 - -
Java
South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 Kent region with a requirement for Java.

1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Ruby
3 5 (31.25%) TDD
3 5 (31.25%) Banking
3 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (31.25%) Scrum
3 5 (31.25%) Windows
3 5 (31.25%) XML
4 4 (25.00%) XSLT
4 4 (25.00%) SQL
4 4 (25.00%) SOAP
4 4 (25.00%) Python
4 4 (25.00%) HP
4 4 (25.00%) MuleSoft
4 4 (25.00%) Pair Programming
4 4 (25.00%) QA
4 4 (25.00%) Go
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (18.75%) JIRA
5 3 (18.75%) JMeter
5 3 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (18.75%) LoadRunner
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 2 (12.50%) C#
6 2 (12.50%) J2EE
6 2 (12.50%) SOA
6 2 (12.50%) HTTPS

Java
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 2 (12.50%) Confluence
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) EPiServer
2 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (6.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) HTTPS
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (6.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) JIRA
1 3 (18.75%) JMeter
1 3 (18.75%) LoadRunner
2 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 2 (12.50%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (6.25%) Bitbucket
3 1 (6.25%) jMock
3 1 (6.25%) JUnit
3 1 (6.25%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (6.25%) Maven
3 1 (6.25%) Mockito
3 1 (6.25%) Protractor
3 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Java Developer
2 3 (18.75%) MuleSoft Developer
3 2 (12.50%) AWS Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Cloud Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Designer
3 2 (12.50%) Ruby Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Test Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Platform Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) XML
2 4 (25.00%) SOAP
2 4 (25.00%) XSLT
3 2 (12.50%) Apache CXF
3 2 (12.50%) J2EE
3 2 (12.50%) REST
3 2 (12.50%) Spring
4 1 (6.25%) .NET
4 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
4 1 (6.25%) CSS
4 1 (6.25%) FIXML
4 1 (6.25%) FpML
4 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
4 1 (6.25%) HTML
4 1 (6.25%) Middleware
4 1 (6.25%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) OS/400
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Solaris
3 1 (6.25%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Scrum
2 5 (31.25%) TDD
3 4 (25.00%) Pair Programming
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (12.50%) BDD
5 2 (12.50%) Component Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Document Management
5 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Smoke Testing
5 2 (12.50%) SOA
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (6.25%) Line Management
6 1 (6.25%) Microservices
6 1 (6.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Ruby
2 4 (25.00%) Go
2 4 (25.00%) Python
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) RPG
4 1 (6.25%) RPG IV
4 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) HP
1 4 (25.00%) MuleSoft
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) Dell
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) IFS
3 1 (6.25%) Lotus
3 1 (6.25%) Siebel
3 1 (6.25%) VMware