Period
to 19 April 2018

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 19 April 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 37 15
Rank change year-on-year -14 -22 +29
Contract jobs citing Java 9 28 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.88% 4.85% 10.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.31% 12.33% 20.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 69
Kent median daily rate £400 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -16.67% +74.76%
10th Percentile £228 £268 £260
90th Percentile £434 £563 £750
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +28.57% -12.50%

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 209 227 372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 43.63% 39.34% 51.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 161 296
Kent median daily rate £363 £340 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% -2.09% -0.79%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £246
90th Percentile £500 £475 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 12
Kent median hourly rate £41.25 - £17.00
10th Percentile £35.88 - £15.00
90th Percentile £48.90 - £40.25
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +11.11%

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 19 April 2018.

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 19 April 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
Dartford - 3 £400 - 1
West Malling +4 1 £338 -3.57% 1
Maidstone -3 1 £400 +52.38% 8
Folkestone - 1 £138 -
Java
South East

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 Kent region with a requirement for Java.

1 4 (44.44%) C#
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) Internet
2 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 3 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Python
3 2 (22.22%) XML
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) MySQL
3 2 (22.22%) TestComplete
3 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (22.22%) GDPR
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) JIRA
3 2 (22.22%) QA
4 1 (11.11%) Lua
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) jQuery
4 1 (11.11%) GlassFish
4 1 (11.11%) Document Management
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Ruby
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) Acceptance Criteria

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 1 (11.11%) GlassFish
1 1 (11.11%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 2 (22.22%) JIRA
3 2 (22.22%) TestComplete
4 1 (11.11%) Appium
4 1 (11.11%) Bitbucket
4 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 1 (11.11%) NetBeans
4 1 (11.11%) TestRail
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Build Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Deskside Support
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Tester
3 1 (11.11%) MuleSoft Developer
3 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) jQuery
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (11.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) Document Management
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) SDET
4 1 (11.11%) SOA
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
3 1 (11.11%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) Java 8
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) Lua
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) GDPR
1 2 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Dell
1 1 (11.11%) HP
1 1 (11.11%) Lotus
1 1 (11.11%) MuleSoft
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) Xamarin