Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 141 72 87
Rank change year-on-year -69 +15 +121
Contract jobs citing Java 8 708 1,723 1,418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.96% 3.76% 3.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.14% 7.47% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 1,470 1,194
London median daily rate £550 £550 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.33% +7.50%
10th Percentile £438 £437 £419
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% - -
England median hourly rate £46.25 £38.29 £47.50
% change year-on-year +20.80% -19.40% -5.00%

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 17,106 23,081 22,445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 47.46% 50.37% 48.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,900 17,587 16,979
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £350
90th Percentile £699 £675 £663
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 112 154
London median hourly rate £45.50 £37.09 £35.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.67% +3.30% +10.48%
10th Percentile £20.91 £18.05 £18.09
90th Percentile £64.10 £62.52 £52.35
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 12 November 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 -77 123 £575 +4.55% 84
South London -21 47 £513 -6.82% 2
East London -6 45 £550 -2.22% 16
West London -12 10 £635 +15.45% 42
North London +6 1 £525 - 1
Java 8
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 702 (99.15%) Java
2 450 (63.56%) Agile Software Development
3 448 (63.28%) Spring
4 408 (57.63%) Microservices
5 305 (43.08%) TDD
6 300 (42.37%) Spring Boot
7 277 (39.12%) Docker
8 194 (27.40%) AWS
9 179 (25.28%) Kafka
10 174 (24.58%) REST
11 165 (23.31%) Jenkins
11 165 (23.31%) BDD
12 160 (22.60%) JavaScript
13 156 (22.03%) DevOps
14 154 (21.75%) Git (software)
15 141 (19.92%) AngularJS
16 129 (18.22%) Kubernetes
16 129 (18.22%) Banking
17 127 (17.94%) Scrum
18 122 (17.23%) Finance
19 119 (16.81%) Maven
20 115 (16.24%) JUnit
21 103 (14.55%) Pair Programming
22 97 (13.70%) React
23 96 (13.56%) RESTful
24 89 (12.57%) Mockito
25 86 (12.15%) Greenfield Project
26 85 (12.01%) Linux
27 84 (11.86%) SQL
28 82 (11.58%) OO

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 61 (8.62%) Confluence
2 49 (6.92%) Elasticsearch
3 29 (4.10%) Apache
4 14 (1.98%) Apache Spark
5 11 (1.55%) Apache Solr
6 10 (1.41%) JBoss
7 9 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
7 9 (1.27%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.13%) Camunda
8 8 (1.13%) Magnolia
9 7 (0.99%) CMS
10 5 (0.71%) Oracle Coherence
11 4 (0.56%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.28%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.28%) Jetty
12 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.28%) WildFly
13 1 (0.14%) nginx
13 1 (0.14%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Magento
1 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 194 (27.40%) AWS
2 65 (9.18%) Azure
3 29 (4.10%) Serverless
4 25 (3.53%) AWS Lambda
5 23 (3.25%) Amazon SQS
5 23 (3.25%) GitHub
6 21 (2.97%) Amazon S3
6 21 (2.97%) OpenShift
7 19 (2.68%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (1.84%) GCP
9 12 (1.69%) Amazon Kinesis
10 7 (0.99%) Amazon ECS
10 7 (0.99%) npm
11 6 (0.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 6 (0.85%) PaaS
12 5 (0.71%) SaaS
13 4 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.42%) Apigee
15 2 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.11%) FTP
2 18 (2.54%) HTTP
3 13 (1.84%) SSL
4 10 (1.41%) DNS
4 10 (1.41%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.56%) Internet
5 4 (0.56%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.28%) SSH
7 1 (0.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (10.73%) NoSQL
2 70 (9.89%) MongoDB
3 57 (8.05%) PostgreSQL
4 54 (7.63%) MySQL
5 37 (5.23%) Apache Cassandra
6 30 (4.24%) Relational Database
7 29 (4.10%) SQL Server
8 28 (3.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 25 (3.53%) Big Data
10 23 (3.25%) Hadoop
11 21 (2.97%) RDBMS
11 21 (2.97%) Redis
12 16 (2.26%) Oracle Database
13 12 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
14 11 (1.55%) HBase
15 7 (0.99%) InfluxDB
16 5 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
16 5 (0.71%) QlikView
17 4 (0.56%) Amazon Redshift
17 4 (0.56%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 165 (23.31%) Jenkins
2 154 (21.75%) Git (software)
3 119 (16.81%) Maven
4 115 (16.24%) JUnit
5 89 (12.57%) Mockito
6 74 (10.45%) JIRA
7 58 (8.19%) Gradle
8 53 (7.49%) Cucumber
9 30 (4.24%) Selenium
10 24 (3.39%) TeamCity
11 21 (2.97%) GitLab
12 17 (2.40%) Bitbucket
13 16 (2.26%) IntelliJ
13 16 (2.26%) WebDriver
14 15 (2.12%) SonarQube
15 14 (1.98%) Subversion
16 13 (1.84%) Gatling
17 10 (1.41%) Eclipse
17 10 (1.41%) Geb
17 10 (1.41%) Spock
General
1 129 (18.22%) Banking
2 122 (17.23%) Finance
3 38 (5.37%) Investment Banking
4 29 (4.10%) Front Office
5 25 (3.53%) Public Sector
6 20 (2.82%) Marketing
7 12 (1.69%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.55%) Games
9 8 (1.13%) Retail
10 7 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.71%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.56%) Advertising
12 4 (0.56%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.56%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.28%) Electronics
13 2 (0.28%) Publishing
14 1 (0.14%) Back Office
14 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Law
14 1 (0.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 622 (87.85%) Developer
2 543 (76.69%) Java Developer
3 108 (15.25%) Senior Developer
4 100 (14.12%) Full Stack Developer
5 87 (12.29%) Senior Java Developer
6 61 (8.62%) AWS Developer
6 61 (8.62%) React Developer
7 55 (7.77%) Backend Developer
8 46 (6.50%) Java Developer - Fintech
9 42 (5.93%) Java Engineer
10 35 (4.94%) Agile Developer
10 35 (4.94%) Agile Java Developer
11 22 (3.11%) SC Cleared Java Developer
12 20 (2.82%) Angular Developer
13 19 (2.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 17 (2.40%) JavaScript Developer
14 17 (2.40%) Senior Java Engineer
15 16 (2.26%) Investment Banking Java Developer
15 16 (2.26%) Software Engineer
16 15 (2.12%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 448 (63.28%) Spring
2 300 (42.37%) Spring Boot
3 179 (25.28%) Kafka
4 174 (24.58%) REST
5 141 (19.92%) AngularJS
6 97 (13.70%) React
7 96 (13.56%) RESTful
8 82 (11.58%) Hibernate
9 76 (10.73%) Web Services
10 70 (9.89%) Node.js
11 62 (8.76%) JPA
12 58 (8.19%) HTML
13 46 (6.50%) CSS
14 45 (6.36%) JSON
15 44 (6.21%) HTML5
15 44 (6.21%) RabbitMQ
16 32 (4.52%) JMS
17 30 (4.24%) SOAP
18 29 (4.10%) Redux
19 27 (3.81%) Lambda Expressions
Miscellaneous
1 86 (12.15%) Greenfield Project
2 34 (4.80%) Data Structures
3 33 (4.66%) Algorithms
4 28 (3.95%) User Experience
5 27 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (2.97%) Equities
7 19 (2.68%) Derivative
7 19 (2.68%) Virtual Team
8 17 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.69%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 9 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (1.13%) Equity Derivative
11 8 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (0.99%) Cloud Native
12 7 (0.99%) Fixed Income
12 7 (0.99%) Grid Computing
12 7 (0.99%) Mobile Banking
12 7 (0.99%) Online Games
13 6 (0.85%) Equity Risk
Operating Systems
1 85 (12.01%) Linux
2 33 (4.66%) Unix
3 8 (1.13%) Mac OS X
4 7 (0.99%) Ubuntu
5 6 (0.85%) Android
5 6 (0.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.14%) AIX
6 1 (0.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 450 (63.56%) Agile Software Development
2 408 (57.63%) Microservices
3 305 (43.08%) TDD
4 165 (23.31%) BDD
5 156 (22.03%) DevOps
6 127 (17.94%) Scrum
7 103 (14.55%) Pair Programming
8 82 (11.58%) OO
9 81 (11.44%) Open Source
10 71 (10.03%) Fintech
11 68 (9.60%) Continuous Delivery
12 66 (9.32%) Test Automation
13 65 (9.18%) Continuous Integration
14 60 (8.47%) Software Engineering
15 51 (7.20%) Multithreading
16 47 (6.64%) Kanban
17 41 (5.79%) Mentoring
18 39 (5.51%) Domain-Driven Design
18 39 (5.51%) Problem-Solving
19 36 (5.08%) Open Source Development
Programming Languages
1 702 (99.15%) Java
2 160 (22.60%) JavaScript
3 84 (11.86%) SQL
4 68 (9.60%) ES6
5 45 (6.36%) TypeScript
6 37 (5.23%) Kotlin
7 35 (4.94%) Python
8 25 (3.53%) Scala
9 15 (2.12%) Shell Script
10 10 (1.41%) ES7
10 10 (1.41%) Groovy
11 9 (1.27%) Clojure
11 9 (1.27%) Ruby
12 8 (1.13%) Haskell
12 8 (1.13%) Java 9
12 8 (1.13%) JPQL
12 8 (1.13%) PL/SQL
13 7 (0.99%) ClojureScript
14 6 (0.85%) C#
15 4 (0.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 56 (7.91%) Security Cleared
2 52 (7.34%) SC Cleared
3 32 (4.52%) Degree
4 4 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.42%) ISEB
5 3 (0.42%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.28%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.14%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.14%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.40%) QA
2 2 (0.28%) MiFID
3 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.14%) EMIR
3 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 277 (39.12%) Docker
2 3 (0.42%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.14%) HDFS
3 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 129 (18.22%) Kubernetes
2 61 (8.62%) Terraform
3 23 (3.25%) Ansible
4 11 (1.55%) linkerd
4 11 (1.55%) Puppet
5 10 (1.41%) Consul
5 10 (1.41%) Docker Swarm
5 10 (1.41%) Grafana
6 7 (0.99%) Kibana
7 6 (0.85%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.56%) Mesos
8 4 (0.56%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.42%) logstash
10 2 (0.28%) Marathon
11 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.14%) Rancher
Vendors
1 36 (5.08%) Oracle
2 17 (2.40%) MuleSoft
3 11 (1.55%) Google
4 9 (1.27%) Red Hat
5 8 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (0.85%) Sybase
7 5 (0.71%) Adobe
7 5 (0.71%) IBM
7 5 (0.71%) WSO2
8 3 (0.42%) AppDynamics
8 3 (0.42%) hybris
8 3 (0.42%) New Relic
8 3 (0.42%) SAP
8 3 (0.42%) Splunk
9 2 (0.28%) ForgeRock
9 2 (0.28%) Lotus
9 2 (0.28%) TOWER Software
10 1 (0.14%) Elastic Path
10 1 (0.14%) Kony
10 1 (0.14%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud