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 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java
South East / Kent
Rank 42 15 33
Rank change year-on-year -27 +18  
Contract jobs citing Java 6 48 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.08% 10.55% 2.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.36% 20.08% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 40 2
Median daily rate £388 £415 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.62% +40.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £650 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year +2.50% +4.57%  

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 Kent with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 112 239 123
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 38.89% 52.53% 48.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 190 57
Median daily rate £343 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.14% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £292 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -62.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone +1 2 £263 -34.37% 1
Faversham - 1 £525 -
Java
South East

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 25 (86.21%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (44.83%) XML
3 12 (41.38%) Web Services
3 12 (41.38%) REST
4 11 (37.93%) Memory Management
4 11 (37.93%) Android
4 11 (37.93%) Mobile App
4 11 (37.93%) Android SDK
4 11 (37.93%) Android Development
4 11 (37.93%) OpenGL
4 11 (37.93%) Spring
5 10 (34.48%) JIRA
5 10 (34.48%) Scrum
5 10 (34.48%) JUnit
5 10 (34.48%) Git (software)
6 9 (31.03%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (31.03%) Mobile Development
6 9 (31.03%) Oracle
6 9 (31.03%) UML
6 9 (31.03%) OO
6 9 (31.03%) Middleware
6 9 (31.03%) Eclipse
6 9 (31.03%) JSON
6 9 (31.03%) Web Development
7 8 (27.59%) Degree
7 8 (27.59%) Hibernate
7 8 (27.59%) Computer Science
8 7 (24.14%) Tomcat
9 6 (20.69%) JSP
9 6 (20.69%) TDD

Java
Top Related 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 7 (24.14%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.90%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (3.45%) Apache
3 1 (3.45%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.45%) Confluence
3 1 (3.45%) GlassFish
3 1 (3.45%) JBoss
3 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Heroku
1 2 (6.90%) PaaS
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.45%) Apache Hive
2 1 (3.45%) Big Data
2 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.45%) HBase
2 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.45%) Redis
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (34.48%) Git (software)
1 10 (34.48%) JIRA
1 10 (34.48%) JUnit
2 9 (31.03%) Eclipse
3 4 (13.79%) jMock
3 4 (13.79%) Maven
3 4 (13.79%) Mockito
4 3 (10.34%) Subversion
5 1 (3.45%) IntelliJ
5 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.45%) JIRA Agile
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Games
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (89.66%) Developer
2 21 (72.41%) Java Developer
3 11 (37.93%) Android Developer
4 8 (27.59%) Java Android Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Applications Developer
5 3 (10.34%) J2EE Applications Developer
5 3 (10.34%) J2EE Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Java Applications Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Lead Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Lead Java Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) PHP Developer
6 2 (6.90%) PHP Web Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Financial Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Service Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (44.83%) XML
2 12 (41.38%) REST
2 12 (41.38%) Web Services
3 11 (37.93%) Android SDK
3 11 (37.93%) OpenGL
3 11 (37.93%) Spring
4 9 (31.03%) JSON
4 9 (31.03%) Middleware
5 8 (27.59%) Hibernate
6 6 (20.69%) JPA
6 6 (20.69%) JSP
7 5 (17.24%) HTML
8 4 (13.79%) J2EE
8 4 (13.79%) Spring MVC
9 2 (6.90%) CSS
10 1 (3.45%) Ajax
10 1 (3.45%) HTML5
10 1 (3.45%) jQuery
10 1 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Mobile App
2 8 (27.59%) Computer Science
3 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (86.21%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) Android Development
2 11 (37.93%) Memory Management
3 10 (34.48%) Scrum
4 9 (31.03%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (31.03%) Mobile Development
4 9 (31.03%) OO
4 9 (31.03%) UML
4 9 (31.03%) Web Development
5 6 (20.69%) TDD
6 4 (13.79%) MVC
7 3 (10.34%) Build Automation
8 2 (6.90%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (6.90%) Extreme Programming
8 2 (6.90%) Functional Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (6.90%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
9 1 (3.45%) Pair Programming
9 1 (3.45%) RDF
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.34%) PHP
3 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.90%) Go
3 2 (6.90%) Ruby
3 2 (6.90%) SQL
4 1 (3.45%) Scala
4 1 (3.45%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Degree
2 3 (10.34%) OCPJP
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Oracle
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