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 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 8 36
Rank change year-on-year -29 +28  
Contract jobs citing Java 6 39 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.35% 11.71% 2.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.59% 26.00% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 22 4
Median daily rate £350 £700 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +124.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £35.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.87% -10.62%  

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 91 150 139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 35.69% 45.05% 50.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 92 85
Median daily rate £345 £434 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.50% +24.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £269 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £750 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £20.83 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.03% -47.92%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 -7 1 - - 1
West Malling - 1 £350 -
Java
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (75.00%) JIRA
2 8 (66.67%) Scrum
3 7 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (50.00%) Selenium
4 6 (50.00%) C#
4 6 (50.00%) WebDriver
5 5 (41.67%) Confluence
5 5 (41.67%) BDD
5 5 (41.67%) Web Development
5 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
6 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
6 4 (33.33%) JMeter
6 4 (33.33%) Spring
6 4 (33.33%) Ruby
6 4 (33.33%) JUnit
6 4 (33.33%) Windows
6 4 (33.33%) Linux
6 4 (33.33%) HP
6 4 (33.33%) ISEB
6 4 (33.33%) LoadRunner
6 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 4 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Smoke Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Component Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
7 3 (25.00%) Middleware

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 5 (41.67%) Confluence
2 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (8.33%) Apache
3 1 (8.33%) GlassFish
3 1 (8.33%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) JIRA
2 6 (50.00%) Selenium
2 6 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 4 (33.33%) JMeter
3 4 (33.33%) JUnit
3 4 (33.33%) LoadRunner
4 2 (16.67%) jMock
4 2 (16.67%) Maven
4 2 (16.67%) Mockito
5 1 (8.33%) IntelliJ
5 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (8.33%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (8.33%) Subversion
5 1 (8.33%) TestRail
General
1 1 (8.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Consultant
2 4 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Test Automation Consultant
2 4 (33.33%) Test Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Mobile Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Mobile Web Developer
3 2 (16.67%) PHP Developer
3 2 (16.67%) PHP Web Developer
3 2 (16.67%) QA Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Web Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
4 1 (8.33%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Spring
2 3 (25.00%) Middleware
3 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
3 2 (16.67%) HTML
3 2 (16.67%) J2EE
3 2 (16.67%) JPA
3 2 (16.67%) JSP
3 2 (16.67%) Spring MVC
3 2 (16.67%) Web Services
3 2 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (8.33%) .NET
4 1 (8.33%) Ajax
4 1 (8.33%) CSS
4 1 (8.33%) HTML5
4 1 (8.33%) jQuery
4 1 (8.33%) LESS
4 1 (8.33%) REST
4 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Scrum
3 7 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (41.67%) BDD
4 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
4 5 (41.67%) Web Development
5 4 (33.33%) Component Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Smoke Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 3 (25.00%) OO
6 3 (25.00%) UML
7 2 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (16.67%) MVC
7 2 (16.67%) TDD
8 1 (8.33%) ATDD
8 1 (8.33%) Front End Development
8 1 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (33.33%) Ruby
3 3 (25.00%) PHP
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISEB
1 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (16.67%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) HP
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle