Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 49 23
Rank change year-on-year +10 -26 +8
Contract jobs citing Java 18 16 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.57% 2.94% 6.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.33% 6.99% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 20
Kent median daily rate £525 £581 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +19.23% +39.29%
10th Percentile £388 £321 £313
90th Percentile £583 £656 £641
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £12.50 - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year - +33.33% -15.63%

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 216 229 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 54.82% 42.02% 36.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 163 122
Kent median daily rate £418 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.29% - +4.48%
10th Percentile £281 £288 £236
90th Percentile £538 £538 £499
South East median daily rate £430 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 1
Kent median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +221.43% -62.67%
10th Percentile £35.00 £45.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £46.25 £45.00 £15.00
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +9.76% +9.33%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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
Maidstone +17 2 £575 +43.75% 3
Tunbridge Wells -5 2 £338 - 1
Tonbridge - 2 £463 - 1
Java
South East

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 7 (38.89%) Oracle
2 7 (38.89%) Analytics
3 6 (33.33%) Data Visualisation
3 6 (33.33%) Big Data
3 6 (33.33%) Cloudera
3 6 (33.33%) DevOps
3 6 (33.33%) Data Strategy
3 6 (33.33%) SQL
3 6 (33.33%) Python
3 6 (33.33%) Use Case
3 6 (33.33%) Scala
3 6 (33.33%) Hadoop
3 6 (33.33%) Visualisation
4 4 (22.22%) C#
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (22.22%) Spring
5 3 (16.67%) Banking
5 3 (16.67%) Investment Management
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (16.67%) Apache Solr
5 3 (16.67%) Apache Hive
5 3 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (16.67%) Linux
5 3 (16.67%) Java 8
5 3 (16.67%) Impala
5 3 (16.67%) Apache Spark

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 3 (16.67%) Apache Solr
1 3 (16.67%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) Big Data
1 6 (33.33%) Hadoop
2 3 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (16.67%) Apache Hive
2 3 (16.67%) HBase
2 3 (16.67%) Impala
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (16.67%) Power BI
2 3 (16.67%) Qlik Sense
2 3 (16.67%) Spark SQL
2 3 (16.67%) Sqoop
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Avionics
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Consultant
2 6 (33.33%) Big Data Consultant
2 6 (33.33%) Data Consultant
2 6 (33.33%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Selenium Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Big Data Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) C++ Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Data Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) ForgeRock Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Head of IT Development
5 1 (5.56%) IAM Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Junior
5 1 (5.56%) Junior Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Junior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Spring
2 3 (16.67%) Kafka
2 3 (16.67%) MLlib
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (11.11%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) JPA
4 1 (5.56%) .NET
4 1 (5.56%) CSS
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Analytics
2 6 (33.33%) Data Strategy
2 6 (33.33%) Data Visualisation
2 6 (33.33%) DevOps
2 6 (33.33%) Use Case
2 6 (33.33%) Visualisation
3 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (16.67%) Data Engineering
4 3 (16.67%) Investment Management
4 3 (16.67%) MapReduce
5 2 (11.11%) QA Automation
5 2 (11.11%) TDD
5 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Kanban
6 1 (5.56%) OOD
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Python
1 6 (33.33%) Scala
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) C#
3 3 (16.67%) Go
3 3 (16.67%) Java 8
4 1 (5.56%) C++
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Apache Flume
1 3 (16.67%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Oracle
2 6 (33.33%) Cloudera
3 3 (16.67%) Tableau
4 1 (5.56%) ForgeRock
4 1 (5.56%) Google
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft