Period
to 26 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Java 8 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java 8 over the 6 months to 26 June 2019 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 SE 8
England > London
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 103 86 135
Rank change year-on-year -17 +49 +123
Contract jobs citing Java 8 1,018 1,371 805
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.52% 3.03% 2.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.30% 6.22% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 847 1,179 647
London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £450 £424 £410
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
England median daily rate £538 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +4.88% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
London median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% -

Java 8 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 London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 19,212 22,047 18,829
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 47.62% 48.72% 46.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,502 16,797 13,959
London median daily rate £525 £505 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +3.06% +8.53%
10th Percentile £363 £360 £325
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 199 148
London median hourly rate £36.67 £42.50 £40.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.72% +5.91% +34.15%
10th Percentile £20.03 £18.20 £17.94
90th Percentile £60.47 £68.00 £54.38
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +3.61% - +7.79%

Java 8
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Java 8 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Java 8 in London

Java 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java 8 in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java 8 in London

Java 8
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java 8 in London over the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java 8 in London

Java 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java 8 in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java 8 in London

Java 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java 8 in London over the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Java 8 in London

Java 8
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java 8 within the London region over the 6 months to 26 June 2019. 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
Central London -33 234 £550 - 42
East London +20 64 £550 -2.22% 11
South London -34 32 £476 -13.45% 3
West London -19 17 £600 +20.00% 24
North London - 1 £525 -
Java 8
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Java 8 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 London region with a requirement for Java 8.

1 1,016 (99.80%) Java
2 643 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
3 613 (60.22%) Spring
4 568 (55.80%) Microservices
5 481 (47.25%) TDD
6 434 (42.63%) Spring Boot
7 397 (39.00%) Docker
8 281 (27.60%) Amazon AWS
9 255 (25.05%) BDD
10 249 (24.46%) REST
11 241 (23.67%) Kubernetes
12 238 (23.38%) Banking
13 232 (22.79%) DevOps
14 210 (20.63%) Kafka
14 210 (20.63%) Jenkins
14 210 (20.63%) JavaScript
15 208 (20.43%) Git (software)
16 196 (19.25%) Scrum
17 189 (18.57%) AngularJS
18 184 (18.07%) Linux
19 177 (17.39%) Finance
20 159 (15.62%) RESTful
21 148 (14.54%) Maven
22 140 (13.75%) MongoDB
23 138 (13.56%) Pair Programming
24 120 (11.79%) Hibernate
25 115 (11.30%) NoSQL
26 114 (11.20%) JUnit
26 114 (11.20%) React
26 114 (11.20%) Greenfield Project

Java 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 84 (8.25%) Apache
2 75 (7.37%) Elasticsearch
3 53 (5.21%) Confluence
4 31 (3.05%) Apache Spark
5 21 (2.06%) CMS
6 20 (1.96%) Oracle Coherence
7 19 (1.87%) Apache Solr
8 18 (1.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 16 (1.57%) Magnolia
10 10 (0.98%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
12 8 (0.79%) Mule
13 7 (0.69%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.59%) WildFly
15 5 (0.49%) JBoss
15 5 (0.49%) MQSeries
16 4 (0.39%) WebLogic
17 3 (0.29%) DataSynapse
18 2 (0.20%) Oracle Service Bus
18 2 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (0.20%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.20%) Magento
3 1 (0.098%) Actimize
3 1 (0.098%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.098%) Fredhopper
3 1 (0.098%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.098%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.098%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 281 (27.60%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (4.52%) Amazon S3
3 46 (4.52%) Amazon SQS
4 43 (4.22%) GitHub
4 43 (4.22%) Serverless
5 41 (4.03%) Amazon EC2
5 41 (4.03%) AWS Lambda
6 29 (2.85%) AWS CloudFormation
7 23 (2.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 23 (2.26%) AWS CloudTrail
8 22 (2.16%) Amazon Glacier
8 22 (2.16%) OpenShift
8 22 (2.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 20 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
10 15 (1.47%) Amazon ECS
11 14 (1.38%) Apigee
12 13 (1.28%) PaaS
13 11 (1.08%) Amazon Kinesis
14 7 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.46%) HTTP
2 24 (2.36%) FTP
3 18 (1.77%) SSL
4 14 (1.38%) DNS
4 14 (1.38%) Kerberos
4 14 (1.38%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.29%) Internet
6 1 (0.098%) AMQP
6 1 (0.098%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (13.75%) MongoDB
2 115 (11.30%) NoSQL
3 98 (9.63%) PostgreSQL
4 81 (7.96%) Big Data
5 62 (6.09%) Apache Cassandra
6 51 (5.01%) Hadoop
7 50 (4.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 46 (4.52%) MySQL
9 43 (4.22%) Relational Database
10 40 (3.93%) Redis
11 34 (3.34%) Amazon RDS
12 29 (2.85%) SQL Server
13 21 (2.06%) HBase
14 19 (1.87%) Hazelcast
15 16 (1.57%) Apache Ignite
15 16 (1.57%) Oracle Database
16 9 (0.88%) Riak
17 8 (0.79%) Flink
17 8 (0.79%) RDBMS
18 7 (0.69%) JanusGraph
Development Applications
1 210 (20.63%) Jenkins
2 208 (20.43%) Git (software)
3 148 (14.54%) Maven
4 114 (11.20%) JUnit
5 101 (9.92%) Mockito
6 70 (6.88%) JIRA
7 64 (6.29%) Cucumber
8 61 (5.99%) Gradle
9 40 (3.93%) Selenium
10 27 (2.65%) GitLab
11 24 (2.36%) Subversion
12 21 (2.06%) Bitbucket
13 19 (1.87%) TeamCity
14 18 (1.77%) Babel
14 18 (1.77%) CircleCI
14 18 (1.77%) IntelliJ
14 18 (1.77%) Sonatype Nexus
15 16 (1.57%) Mercurial
16 15 (1.47%) gulp
16 15 (1.47%) SonarQube
General
1 238 (23.38%) Banking
2 177 (17.39%) Finance
3 66 (6.48%) Investment Banking
4 42 (4.13%) Marketing
5 41 (4.03%) Front Office
6 21 (2.06%) Retail
7 16 (1.57%) Legal
8 15 (1.47%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.88%) Games
10 8 (0.79%) Back Office
10 8 (0.79%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.79%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.69%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.59%) Electronics
13 5 (0.49%) Law
14 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 884 (86.84%) Developer
2 793 (77.90%) Java Developer
3 154 (15.13%) Senior Developer
4 142 (13.95%) Senior Java Developer
5 116 (11.39%) Full Stack Developer
6 61 (5.99%) AWS Developer
6 61 (5.99%) Java Developer - Fintech
7 57 (5.60%) Java Engineer
8 49 (4.81%) React Developer
9 47 (4.62%) Backend Developer
10 35 (3.44%) Agile Developer
10 35 (3.44%) Agile Java Developer
11 30 (2.95%) Angular Developer
12 24 (2.36%) Software Engineer
13 23 (2.26%) SC Cleared Java Developer
14 22 (2.16%) Investment Banking Java Developer
14 22 (2.16%) Python Developer
15 20 (1.96%) Architect
15 20 (1.96%) Java Software Engineer
16 19 (1.87%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 613 (60.22%) Spring
2 434 (42.63%) Spring Boot
3 249 (24.46%) REST
4 210 (20.63%) Kafka
5 189 (18.57%) AngularJS
6 159 (15.62%) RESTful
7 120 (11.79%) Hibernate
8 114 (11.20%) React
9 110 (10.81%) HTML
10 104 (10.22%) CSS
10 104 (10.22%) Web Services
11 103 (10.12%) Node.js
12 87 (8.55%) HTML5
13 77 (7.56%) JSON
14 75 (7.37%) JMS
15 65 (6.39%) SOAP
16 64 (6.29%) JAX-RS
17 52 (5.11%) JPA
18 43 (4.22%) CSS3
19 41 (4.03%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 114 (11.20%) Greenfield Project
2 53 (5.21%) User Experience
3 47 (4.62%) Data Structures
4 39 (3.83%) Virtual Team
5 38 (3.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 32 (3.14%) Algorithms
7 31 (3.05%) Mobile App
8 29 (2.85%) Derivative
9 25 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (1.67%) Credit Risk
11 15 (1.47%) Fixed Income
12 13 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (1.28%) Equities
13 12 (1.18%) Cloud Native
14 11 (1.08%) Social Media
15 8 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
15 8 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
16 7 (0.69%) Equity Derivative
16 7 (0.69%) Grid Computing
17 6 (0.59%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 184 (18.07%) Linux
2 59 (5.80%) Unix
3 36 (3.54%) Mac OS X
4 12 (1.18%) Ubuntu
5 5 (0.49%) Android
5 5 (0.49%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.29%) VMS
7 2 (0.20%) CentOS
8 1 (0.098%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.098%) Mesosphere
8 1 (0.098%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 643 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 568 (55.80%) Microservices
3 481 (47.25%) TDD
4 255 (25.05%) BDD
5 232 (22.79%) DevOps
6 196 (19.25%) Scrum
7 138 (13.56%) Pair Programming
8 104 (10.22%) Continuous Integration
9 99 (9.72%) Fintech
10 94 (9.23%) Test Automation
11 88 (8.64%) Continuous Deployment
12 87 (8.55%) Open Source
13 83 (8.15%) Continuous Delivery
14 78 (7.66%) Kanban
14 78 (7.66%) Software Engineering
15 76 (7.47%) OO
16 62 (6.09%) Multithreading
17 55 (5.40%) Mentoring
18 51 (5.01%) Coaching
19 48 (4.72%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1,016 (99.80%) Java
2 210 (20.63%) JavaScript
3 101 (9.92%) ES6
4 96 (9.43%) SQL
5 89 (8.74%) Python
6 57 (5.60%) Scala
7 47 (4.62%) TypeScript
8 41 (4.03%) Bash Shell
9 24 (2.36%) Ruby
10 23 (2.26%) Kotlin
11 19 (1.87%) Java 9
12 17 (1.67%) ES7
13 10 (0.98%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.79%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.79%) VBA
15 7 (0.69%) C#
16 6 (0.59%) Groovy
17 5 (0.49%) C
17 5 (0.49%) Haskell
18 4 (0.39%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 86 (8.45%) Security Cleared
2 80 (7.86%) SC Cleared
3 33 (3.24%) Degree
4 17 (1.67%) CTC Cleared
5 11 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (0.69%) DBS Check
7 6 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.20%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.098%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (4.52%) QA
2 22 (2.16%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.69%) PSD2
4 5 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.29%) MiFID
6 2 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.20%) EMIR
7 1 (0.098%) SLA
System Software
1 397 (39.00%) Docker
2 4 (0.39%) HDFS
2 4 (0.39%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 241 (23.67%) Kubernetes
2 86 (8.45%) Terraform
3 58 (5.70%) Ansible
4 17 (1.67%) Puppet
5 14 (1.38%) logstash
6 13 (1.28%) Docker Swarm
6 13 (1.28%) Mesos
7 12 (1.18%) Marathon
8 10 (0.98%) linkerd
9 9 (0.88%) Kibana
10 7 (0.69%) Consul
10 7 (0.69%) Nagios
10 7 (0.69%) ZABBIX
11 6 (0.59%) Rancher
12 5 (0.49%) Prometheus
13 3 (0.29%) Grafana
13 3 (0.29%) Istio
13 3 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
14 2 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
15 1 (0.098%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 70 (6.88%) Oracle
2 27 (2.65%) MuleSoft
3 20 (1.96%) Adobe
4 15 (1.47%) Google
5 11 (1.08%) hybris
5 11 (1.08%) Sybase
6 9 (0.88%) SAP
7 8 (0.79%) Hortonworks
8 7 (0.69%) SaltStack
9 6 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.49%) ForgeRock
10 5 (0.49%) IBM
11 3 (0.29%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.29%) Rackspace
12 2 (0.20%) Elastic Path
12 2 (0.20%) New Relic
12 2 (0.20%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.20%) Splunk
12 2 (0.20%) TOWER Software
12 2 (0.20%) WSO2