The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 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
England / London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 5 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2  
Contract jobs citing Java 3493 3157 2953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.09% 14.56% 12.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.74% 33.42% 30.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2548 2392 2176
Median daily rate £538 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 14
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.20 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.09% -43.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.16 £19.62 £25.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.24 £80.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -10.00%  

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 London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 9772 9446 9820
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 47.80% 43.58% 41.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 7229 7201 7171
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 40 85
Median hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.62% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £15.05 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £102.00 £52.19
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 London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in London

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in London

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in London

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Java in London

Java
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 within the London region over the 3 months to 24 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
City of London -2 592 £550 +4.76% 200
Croydon -1 68 £506 +17.39% 5
Canary Wharf +2 20 £613 +22.50%
Hammersmith +3 10 £555 +30.58% 2
Bromley -5 10 £575 +15.00% 1
Heathrow +1 7 £370 +5.71%
Uxbridge -2 5 £775 +181.81% 3
Docklands, London -7 5 £550 +20.08%
Southwark - 4 £480 -
Hayes +4 3 £350 +2.94%
Osterley -3 3 £500 -2.91%
Westminster -10 3 £569 +18.18% 1
West End of London +6 2 - - 31
Feltham +5 2 - -
Twickenham +5 2 £475 +46.15%
Wimbledon +4 2 £433 - 1
West Drayton - 1 £555 -
Greenwich - 1 £410 - 1
Paddington - 1 £425 -
Mayfair - 1 £800 -
Java
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region with a requirement for Java.

1 3010 (46.71%) Agile Software Development
2 1622 (25.17%) Finance
3 1579 (24.50%) TDD
4 1435 (22.27%) JavaScript
5 1396 (21.66%) Spring
6 1378 (21.38%) Banking
7 1338 (20.76%) SQL
8 1304 (20.24%) Linux
9 1176 (18.25%) DevOps
10 1130 (17.54%) Python
11 1081 (16.78%) HTML
12 1047 (16.25%) Scrum
13 959 (14.88%) Git (software)
14 951 (14.76%) Jenkins
15 947 (14.70%) Oracle
16 879 (13.64%) Test Automation
17 865 (13.42%) Microservices
18 858 (13.31%) Amazon AWS
19 851 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
20 837 (12.99%) Web Services
21 793 (12.31%) Unix
22 787 (12.21%) REST
23 779 (12.09%) CSS
24 778 (12.07%) BDD
25 748 (11.61%) Scala
26 744 (11.55%) AngularJS
27 718 (11.14%) Front Office
28 705 (10.94%) Maven
29 677 (10.51%) OO
30 650 (10.09%) Big Data

Java
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
1 468 (7.26%) Apache Spark
2 352 (5.46%) Tomcat
3 335 (5.20%) Apache
4 265 (4.11%) WebSphere
5 248 (3.85%) Confluence
6 242 (3.76%) Elasticsearch
7 184 (2.86%) JBoss
8 158 (2.45%) WebLogic
9 114 (1.77%) Cloud Foundry
9 114 (1.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 102 (1.58%) CMS
11 101 (1.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 94 (1.46%) Oracle Coherence
13 90 (1.40%) nginx
14 82 (1.27%) Apache Pig
15 75 (1.16%) Mule
16 73 (1.13%) OpenStack
17 69 (1.07%) Apache Solr
18 48 (0.74%) IIS
19 42 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 51 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (0.31%) Photoshop
4 18 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.17%) SPSS
6 8 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 7 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.062%) HipChat
9 2 (0.031%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.031%) InVision
9 2 (0.031%) SmartSuite
9 2 (0.031%) Weka
10 1 (0.016%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.016%) GIMP
10 1 (0.016%) InDesign
10 1 (0.016%) Mingle
10 1 (0.016%) Stata
Business Applications
1 91 (1.41%) ION MarketView
2 51 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 26 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 21 (0.33%) RMDS
5 20 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
6 17 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
7 14 (0.22%) Magento
8 11 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
9 10 (0.16%) Endur
9 10 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
10 9 (0.14%) Loan IQ
11 7 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
11 7 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
12 6 (0.093%) Fredhopper
13 5 (0.078%) Dynamics AX
13 5 (0.078%) NetSuite
14 4 (0.062%) Eloqua
14 4 (0.062%) Oracle 11i
14 4 (0.062%) Oracle Cash Management
14 4 (0.062%) Pega PRPC
Cloud Services
1 858 (13.31%) Amazon AWS
2 227 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 157 (2.44%) PaaS
4 129 (2.00%) GitHub
5 97 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
6 86 (1.33%) IaaS
7 74 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
8 71 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
9 61 (0.95%) OpenShift
10 54 (0.84%) Amazon S3
11 50 (0.78%) SaaS
12 46 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
13 38 (0.59%) Heroku
14 33 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 32 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
16 27 (0.42%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 26 (0.40%) Twilio
18 23 (0.36%) Datadog
18 23 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
19 22 (0.34%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 264 (4.10%) HTTP
2 148 (2.30%) TCP/IP
3 119 (1.85%) Internet
4 86 (1.33%) LDAP
5 84 (1.30%) SSL
6 80 (1.24%) Firewall
7 76 (1.18%) DNS
8 47 (0.73%) Network Security
9 39 (0.61%) Kerberos
10 30 (0.47%) HTTPS
11 26 (0.40%) SSH
12 22 (0.34%) FTP
13 21 (0.33%) SMTP
14 20 (0.31%) IPsec
15 18 (0.28%) OpenLDAP
16 16 (0.25%) VPN
17 14 (0.22%) Intranet
17 14 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
17 14 (0.22%) SAN
18 12 (0.19%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 650 (10.09%) Big Data
2 597 (9.26%) Hadoop
3 490 (7.60%) MongoDB
4 454 (7.05%) NoSQL
5 451 (7.00%) Relational Database
6 344 (5.34%) MySQL
6 344 (5.34%) SQL Server
7 319 (4.95%) PostgreSQL
8 300 (4.66%) Apache Cassandra
9 199 (3.09%) Apache Hive
10 195 (3.03%) HBase
11 153 (2.37%) RDBMS
12 140 (2.17%) Oracle Database
13 120 (1.86%) DB2
14 117 (1.82%) Redis
15 103 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
16 78 (1.21%) KDB
17 43 (0.67%) QlikView
18 42 (0.65%) Endeca
19 40 (0.62%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 959 (14.88%) Git (software)
2 951 (14.76%) Jenkins
3 705 (10.94%) Maven
4 497 (7.71%) JIRA
5 434 (6.73%) JUnit
6 425 (6.60%) Selenium
7 398 (6.18%) Cucumber
8 284 (4.41%) Subversion
9 244 (3.79%) Gradle
10 219 (3.40%) Mockito
11 177 (2.75%) TeamCity
12 149 (2.31%) Ant
13 141 (2.19%) WebDriver
14 120 (1.86%) IntelliJ
15 106 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
16 103 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 103 (1.60%) Eclipse
17 90 (1.40%) gulp
18 85 (1.32%) Hudson
19 82 (1.27%) Grunt
General
1 1622 (25.17%) Finance
2 1378 (21.38%) Banking
3 718 (11.14%) Front Office
4 588 (9.12%) Investment Banking
5 269 (4.17%) Retail
6 153 (2.37%) Marketing
7 130 (2.02%) Games
8 122 (1.89%) Financial Institution
9 116 (1.80%) Telecoms
10 82 (1.27%) Back Office
11 56 (0.87%) Manufacturing
12 52 (0.81%) Electronics
13 49 (0.76%) Publishing
14 46 (0.71%) Advertising
15 40 (0.62%) Retail Banking
16 34 (0.53%) Law
17 27 (0.42%) Legal
18 16 (0.25%) Billing
19 15 (0.23%) French Language
19 15 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4094 (63.53%) Developer
2 2571 (39.90%) Java Developer
3 663 (10.29%) Senior Developer
4 468 (7.26%) Architect
5 446 (6.92%) Senior Java Developer
6 433 (6.72%) DevOps Engineer
7 290 (4.50%) Agile Developer
8 271 (4.21%) Scala Developer
9 249 (3.86%) Java Engineer
10 233 (3.62%) Agile Java Developer
11 231 (3.58%) JavaScript Developer
12 228 (3.54%) Full Stack Developer
13 221 (3.43%) Analyst
14 193 (3.00%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 180 (2.79%) Consultant
16 174 (2.70%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
17 173 (2.68%) C# Developer
18 159 (2.47%) Angular Developer
19 158 (2.45%) Big Data Developer
20 156 (2.42%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1396 (21.66%) Spring
2 1081 (16.78%) HTML
3 837 (12.99%) Web Services
4 787 (12.21%) REST
5 779 (12.09%) CSS
6 744 (11.55%) AngularJS
7 628 (9.75%) XML
8 618 (9.59%) HTML5
9 617 (9.57%) Node.js
10 549 (8.52%) RESTful
11 520 (8.07%) Hibernate
12 493 (7.65%) J2EE
13 456 (7.08%) .NET
14 439 (6.81%) JSON
15 408 (6.33%) SOAP
16 358 (5.56%) Kafka
17 331 (5.14%) React
18 324 (5.03%) Spring Boot
19 271 (4.21%) JMS
20 244 (3.79%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 484 (7.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 436 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 386 (5.99%) Greenfield Project
4 356 (5.52%) Computer Science
5 316 (4.90%) Equities
6 310 (4.81%) Fixed Income
7 260 (4.03%) Derivative
8 250 (3.88%) User Experience
9 163 (2.53%) Algorithms
10 159 (2.47%) Data Structures
11 147 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
12 144 (2.23%) Fintech
13 142 (2.20%) Mobile App
14 106 (1.64%) Market Risk
15 85 (1.32%) Equity Derivative
16 84 (1.30%) Virtual Team
17 73 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
18 65 (1.01%) Management Information System
19 60 (0.93%) Data Centre
20 58 (0.90%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1304 (20.24%) Linux
2 793 (12.31%) Unix
3 348 (5.40%) Windows
4 206 (3.20%) Android
5 156 (2.42%) CentOS
6 148 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 112 (1.74%) Apple iOS
8 76 (1.18%) Solaris
9 59 (0.92%) Ubuntu
10 52 (0.81%) Windows Server
11 39 (0.61%) Mac OS
12 21 (0.33%) Mac OS X
13 15 (0.23%) AIX
13 15 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (0.22%) HPUX
15 13 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
16 9 (0.14%) CoreOS
17 8 (0.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 7 (0.11%) Fedora
19 6 (0.093%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3010 (46.71%) Agile Software Development
2 1579 (24.50%) TDD
3 1176 (18.25%) DevOps
4 1047 (16.25%) Scrum
5 879 (13.64%) Test Automation
6 865 (13.42%) Microservices
7 851 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
8 778 (12.07%) BDD
9 677 (10.51%) OO
10 598 (9.28%) Multithreading
11 559 (8.67%) Open Source
12 512 (7.95%) Software Engineering
13 465 (7.22%) SDLC
14 459 (7.12%) Electronic Trading
15 451 (7.00%) E-Commerce
16 423 (6.56%) Low Latency
17 363 (5.63%) Kanban
18 358 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
19 348 (5.40%) SOA
20 346 (5.37%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 1435 (22.27%) JavaScript
2 1338 (20.76%) SQL
3 1130 (17.54%) Python
4 748 (11.61%) Scala
5 632 (9.81%) C#
6 481 (7.46%) Ruby
7 451 (7.00%) C++
8 303 (4.70%) Perl
9 298 (4.62%) Bash Shell
10 274 (4.25%) Shell Script
11 223 (3.46%) Groovy
12 211 (3.27%) C
13 185 (2.87%) PL/SQL
14 152 (2.36%) Go
15 135 (2.09%) PHP
16 107 (1.66%) R
17 99 (1.54%) ES6
18 95 (1.47%) PowerShell
19 79 (1.23%) Apex Code
20 57 (0.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 408 (6.33%) Degree
2 376 (5.83%) Security Cleared
3 283 (4.39%) SC Cleared
4 122 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 50 (0.78%) Master's Degree
6 46 (0.71%) DV Cleared
7 40 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
8 36 (0.56%) CISSP
9 31 (0.48%) ISEB
10 28 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
11 24 (0.37%) ISTQB
12 22 (0.34%) PhD
13 21 (0.33%) CEH
14 15 (0.23%) SANS
15 14 (0.22%) CISA
15 14 (0.22%) CREST Certified
16 13 (0.20%) GIAC
16 13 (0.20%) PMI Certification
17 9 (0.14%) CISM
17 9 (0.14%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 325 (5.04%) QA
2 135 (2.09%) MiFID
3 36 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
4 34 (0.53%) EMIR
5 30 (0.47%) SLA
6 22 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 20 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
8 17 (0.26%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.093%) FATCA
9 6 (0.093%) FedRAMP
9 6 (0.093%) SEPA
10 5 (0.078%) ISO 20022
11 4 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (0.047%) JSP 440
12 3 (0.047%) PMO
13 2 (0.031%) GDPR
13 2 (0.031%) HL7
13 2 (0.031%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.016%) DICOM
14 1 (0.016%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 636 (9.87%) Docker
2 105 (1.63%) HDFS
3 66 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
4 65 (1.01%) Apache Flume
5 50 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
6 40 (0.62%) Active Directory
6 40 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 14 (0.22%) Shibboleth
7 14 (0.22%) vCloud
8 12 (0.19%) NFS
9 11 (0.17%) vSphere
10 10 (0.16%) Postfix
10 10 (0.16%) Squid
11 8 (0.12%) Xen
12 7 (0.11%) Hyper-V
12 7 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
13 5 (0.078%) VirtualBox
14 3 (0.047%) LXC
14 3 (0.047%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.047%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 510 (7.91%) Ansible
2 450 (6.98%) Puppet
3 320 (4.97%) Opscode Chef
4 266 (4.13%) Kubernetes
5 163 (2.53%) Terraform
6 75 (1.16%) Kibana
7 74 (1.15%) logstash
8 69 (1.07%) Nagios
9 57 (0.88%) Hadoop YARN
10 50 (0.78%) Grafana
11 40 (0.62%) ZABBIX
12 39 (0.61%) Mesos
12 39 (0.61%) Salt
13 34 (0.53%) Oozie
14 32 (0.50%) OpenAM
15 29 (0.45%) Graphite
15 29 (0.45%) Packer
16 21 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
16 21 (0.33%) Rsyslog
17 20 (0.31%) Rancher
Vendors
1 947 (14.70%) Oracle
2 226 (3.51%) IBM
3 208 (3.23%) Sybase
4 192 (2.98%) Microsoft
5 186 (2.89%) Red Hat
6 184 (2.86%) TIBCO
7 143 (2.22%) Splunk
8 136 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
9 134 (2.08%) ION Trading
10 120 (1.86%) Google
11 119 (1.85%) Adobe
11 119 (1.85%) SAP
12 99 (1.54%) VMware
13 90 (1.40%) Atlassian
14 85 (1.32%) hybris
15 77 (1.19%) AppDynamics
16 72 (1.12%) ATG
17 68 (1.06%) Cloudera
18 60 (0.93%) MuleSoft
19 56 (0.87%) New Relic
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