Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 5 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 0
Contract jobs citing Java 8374 6552 6344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.99% 14.48% 13.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.03% 32.43% 30.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6312 4937 4637
London median daily rate £538 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £338
90th Percentile £688 £650 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £462
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.87% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 39
London median hourly rate £28.50 £42.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.14% +12.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26.08 £14.96 £13.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £56.87 £64.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.38% -6.88% +14.29%

Java 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 22613 20202 20477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 48.59% 44.66% 43.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 17130 15117 15262
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £303
90th Percentile £669 £631 £638
England median daily rate £455 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 115 144
London median hourly rate £35.91 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.59% +40.00% -14.50%
10th Percentile £18.02 £16.32 £13.65
90th Percentile £52.45 £57.25 £52.17
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.23
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.74% +24.08%

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +1 1611 £550 +4.76% 254
South London +4 457 £525 +16.67% 11
West London +4 238 £525 +10.53% 67
East London 0 160 £545 +7.65% 38
North London +2 18 £400 -20.00% 19
Java
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 3999 (47.75%) Agile Software Development
2 2186 (26.10%) Finance
3 2128 (25.41%) TDD
4 1889 (22.56%) JavaScript
5 1883 (22.49%) Banking
6 1811 (21.63%) SQL
7 1786 (21.33%) Spring
8 1657 (19.79%) Python
9 1622 (19.37%) Linux
10 1502 (17.94%) DevOps
11 1371 (16.37%) Amazon AWS
12 1317 (15.73%) Jenkins
13 1314 (15.69%) Web Services
14 1277 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
15 1265 (15.11%) Microservices
16 1264 (15.09%) Scrum
17 1257 (15.01%) REST
18 1249 (14.92%) Test Automation
19 1248 (14.90%) Git (software)
20 1223 (14.60%) HTML
21 1188 (14.19%) BDD
22 1080 (12.90%) Oracle
23 1076 (12.85%) Unix
24 1068 (12.75%) Docker
25 1004 (11.99%) Front Office
26 995 (11.88%) AngularJS
27 899 (10.74%) Multithreading
28 896 (10.70%) OO
29 895 (10.69%) RESTful
30 870 (10.39%) Scala

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
1 593 (7.08%) Apache Spark
2 488 (5.83%) Tomcat
3 483 (5.77%) Confluence
4 426 (5.09%) Apache
5 354 (4.23%) Elasticsearch
6 264 (3.15%) JBoss
7 262 (3.13%) WebSphere
8 170 (2.03%) Apache Solr
9 154 (1.84%) WebLogic
10 127 (1.52%) OpenStack
11 105 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 99 (1.18%) nginx
13 97 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 82 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
15 81 (0.97%) CMS
15 81 (0.97%) WildFly
16 79 (0.94%) Mule
17 69 (0.82%) Jetty
18 61 (0.73%) Apache Pig
19 60 (0.72%) IIS
Applications
1 73 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (0.27%) Photoshop
4 20 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 14 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 12 (0.14%) Chatbot
7 12 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
8 10 (0.12%) HipChat
9 7 (0.084%) SmartSuite
10 5 (0.060%) Microsoft Project
10 5 (0.060%) SPSS
11 2 (0.024%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.024%) Mingle
12 1 (0.012%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.012%) InDesign
12 1 (0.012%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 112 (1.34%) ION MarketView
2 33 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
3 23 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
4 22 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 21 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
6 16 (0.19%) Magento
7 14 (0.17%) R3 Corda
8 13 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
9 12 (0.14%) RMDS
10 9 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
11 8 (0.096%) BusinessWorks
12 7 (0.084%) Actimize
12 7 (0.084%) Oracle Cash Management
12 7 (0.084%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 6 (0.072%) Kondor
14 5 (0.060%) Loan IQ
15 4 (0.048%) Adobe Campaign
15 4 (0.048%) Oracle EBS
16 3 (0.036%) IntelliMatch
16 3 (0.036%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1371 (16.37%) Amazon AWS
2 328 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 266 (3.18%) GitHub
4 151 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
5 136 (1.62%) Amazon S3
6 122 (1.46%) PaaS
7 90 (1.07%) Serverless
8 88 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
9 82 (0.98%) IaaS
10 79 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
10 79 (0.94%) npm
11 78 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
12 71 (0.85%) SaaS
13 57 (0.68%) OpenShift
14 55 (0.66%) IBM Cloud
15 54 (0.64%) Bluemix
16 50 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 49 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
18 45 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
19 33 (0.39%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 247 (2.95%) HTTP
2 195 (2.33%) TCP/IP
3 184 (2.20%) Internet
4 120 (1.43%) Kerberos
5 97 (1.16%) Firewall
6 79 (0.94%) LDAP
6 79 (0.94%) SSL
7 67 (0.80%) DNS
8 65 (0.78%) Network Security
9 44 (0.53%) FTP
10 41 (0.49%) SMS
11 37 (0.44%) HTTPS
11 37 (0.44%) LAN
12 34 (0.41%) FIX Connectivity
13 30 (0.36%) VPN
14 28 (0.33%) IPsec
15 26 (0.31%) BIG-IP
16 25 (0.30%) Wireless
17 23 (0.27%) SSH
18 17 (0.20%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 825 (9.85%) Big Data
2 809 (9.66%) NoSQL
3 763 (9.11%) Hadoop
4 652 (7.79%) Relational Database
5 562 (6.71%) MongoDB
6 539 (6.44%) PostgreSQL
7 448 (5.35%) SQL Server
8 439 (5.24%) MySQL
9 352 (4.20%) HBase
10 330 (3.94%) RDBMS
11 325 (3.88%) Apache Cassandra
12 241 (2.88%) Apache Hive
13 160 (1.91%) Oracle Database
14 118 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
15 99 (1.18%) Redis
16 96 (1.15%) KDB
17 78 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
18 76 (0.91%) Impala
19 73 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 67 (0.80%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1317 (15.73%) Jenkins
2 1248 (14.90%) Git (software)
3 870 (10.39%) Maven
4 823 (9.83%) JIRA
5 591 (7.06%) Cucumber
6 578 (6.90%) JUnit
7 560 (6.69%) Selenium
8 362 (4.32%) Mockito
9 336 (4.01%) Subversion
10 262 (3.13%) TeamCity
11 248 (2.96%) Gradle
12 225 (2.69%) IntelliJ
13 180 (2.15%) WebDriver
14 167 (1.99%) Ant
15 149 (1.78%) Eclipse
16 139 (1.66%) Sonatype Nexus
17 137 (1.64%) SonarQube
18 125 (1.49%) NUnit
19 107 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 103 (1.23%) Bitbucket
General
1 2186 (26.10%) Finance
2 1883 (22.49%) Banking
3 1004 (11.99%) Front Office
4 784 (9.36%) Investment Banking
5 241 (2.88%) Retail
6 200 (2.39%) Marketing
7 195 (2.33%) Games
8 175 (2.09%) Telecoms
9 149 (1.78%) Financial Institution
10 89 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 86 (1.03%) Retail Banking
12 82 (0.98%) Back Office
13 79 (0.94%) Electronics
14 50 (0.60%) Advertising
14 50 (0.60%) Publishing
15 38 (0.45%) Legal
16 31 (0.37%) Law
17 18 (0.21%) Spanish Language
18 17 (0.20%) Automotive
19 16 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5272 (62.96%) Developer
2 3507 (41.88%) Java Developer
3 912 (10.89%) Senior Developer
4 685 (8.18%) Senior Java Developer
5 510 (6.09%) DevOps Engineer
6 502 (5.99%) Architect
7 359 (4.29%) Java Engineer
8 338 (4.04%) Agile Developer
9 335 (4.00%) Full Stack Developer
10 299 (3.57%) Analyst
11 283 (3.38%) Scala Developer
12 278 (3.32%) JavaScript Developer
13 274 (3.27%) Agile Java Developer
14 263 (3.14%) Angular Developer
15 232 (2.77%) AWS Engineer
16 228 (2.72%) Front Office Developer
17 227 (2.71%) Electronic Trading Developer
18 209 (2.50%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
19 202 (2.41%) Consultant
20 201 (2.40%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1786 (21.33%) Spring
2 1314 (15.69%) Web Services
3 1257 (15.01%) REST
4 1223 (14.60%) HTML
5 995 (11.88%) AngularJS
6 895 (10.69%) RESTful
7 811 (9.68%) CSS
8 752 (8.98%) Node.js
9 733 (8.75%) HTML5
10 714 (8.53%) Hibernate
11 701 (8.37%) XML
12 641 (7.65%) Kafka
13 606 (7.24%) J2EE
14 589 (7.03%) JSON
15 555 (6.63%) Spring Boot
16 510 (6.09%) .NET
17 497 (5.94%) SOAP
18 476 (5.68%) React
19 419 (5.00%) JMS
20 327 (3.90%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 628 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
1 628 (7.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 512 (6.11%) Greenfield Project
3 404 (4.82%) Computer Science
4 396 (4.73%) Fixed Income
5 357 (4.26%) Derivative
6 340 (4.06%) Equities
7 275 (3.28%) User Experience
8 260 (3.10%) Algorithms
9 252 (3.01%) Data Structures
10 251 (3.00%) Mobile App
11 210 (2.51%) Fintech
12 158 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
13 146 (1.74%) Virtual Team
14 125 (1.49%) Market Risk
15 122 (1.46%) Equity Derivative
16 119 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
17 78 (0.93%) N-Tier
18 77 (0.92%) Credit Risk
19 73 (0.87%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1622 (19.37%) Linux
2 1076 (12.85%) Unix
3 382 (4.56%) Windows
4 336 (4.01%) Android
5 195 (2.33%) Apple iOS
6 175 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 98 (1.17%) CentOS
8 78 (0.93%) Solaris
9 64 (0.76%) Ubuntu
9 64 (0.76%) Windows Server
10 54 (0.64%) VMS
11 42 (0.50%) Mac OS X
12 38 (0.45%) CoreOS
13 34 (0.41%) Windows 7
14 23 (0.27%) AIX
14 23 (0.27%) Mac OS
15 16 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
17 11 (0.13%) HPUX
17 11 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3999 (47.75%) Agile Software Development
2 2128 (25.41%) TDD
3 1502 (17.94%) DevOps
4 1277 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
5 1265 (15.11%) Microservices
6 1264 (15.09%) Scrum
7 1249 (14.92%) Test Automation
8 1188 (14.19%) BDD
9 899 (10.74%) Multithreading
10 896 (10.70%) OO
11 696 (8.31%) Software Engineering
12 695 (8.30%) Open Source
13 613 (7.32%) Low Latency
14 588 (7.02%) SDLC
15 575 (6.87%) Electronic Trading
16 530 (6.33%) E-Commerce
17 514 (6.14%) MVC
18 464 (5.54%) Kanban
19 461 (5.51%) Pair Programming
20 394 (4.71%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1889 (22.56%) JavaScript
2 1811 (21.63%) SQL
3 1657 (19.79%) Python
4 870 (10.39%) Scala
5 767 (9.16%) C#
6 531 (6.34%) C++
7 451 (5.39%) Ruby
8 369 (4.41%) Bash Shell
9 280 (3.34%) Perl
10 267 (3.19%) Shell Script
11 247 (2.95%) Groovy
12 217 (2.59%) PL/SQL
13 206 (2.46%) Go
14 178 (2.13%) PHP
15 156 (1.86%) C
16 121 (1.44%) ES6
16 121 (1.44%) R
17 95 (1.13%) VBA
18 81 (0.97%) TypeScript
19 73 (0.87%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 671 (8.01%) Security Cleared
2 477 (5.70%) SC Cleared
3 438 (5.23%) Degree
4 149 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 72 (0.86%) DV Cleared
6 65 (0.78%) PhD
7 52 (0.62%) ISTQB
8 48 (0.57%) ISEB
9 42 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
10 37 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
11 25 (0.30%) Master's Degree
12 21 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
13 19 (0.23%) MCSE
14 18 (0.21%) MCSM
15 17 (0.20%) ACHDS
15 17 (0.20%) MCDST
15 17 (0.20%) MCP
15 17 (0.20%) MCSA
15 17 (0.20%) Network+ Certification
16 16 (0.19%) ACDT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 508 (6.07%) QA
2 144 (1.72%) MiFID
3 37 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 28 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 17 (0.20%) SLA
6 14 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
6 14 (0.17%) EMIR
6 14 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.12%) GCP
7 10 (0.12%) SEPA
7 10 (0.12%) WCAG
8 8 (0.096%) Actionable Recommendations
9 6 (0.072%) GDPR
10 5 (0.060%) AS 2805
10 5 (0.060%) ISO 8583
11 4 (0.048%) PSD2
12 3 (0.036%) IFRS
12 3 (0.036%) IFRS 9
12 3 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (0.036%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1068 (12.75%) Docker
2 227 (2.71%) HDFS
3 90 (1.07%) Apache Flume
4 86 (1.03%) Active Directory
5 79 (0.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 45 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
7 33 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
9 16 (0.19%) etcd
10 14 (0.17%) Firmware
10 14 (0.17%) OpenAM
11 12 (0.14%) NFS
12 10 (0.12%) OpenDJ
13 9 (0.11%) Varnish
13 9 (0.11%) Xen
14 7 (0.084%) OpenIDM
14 7 (0.084%) Platform Symphony
14 7 (0.084%) Postfix
14 7 (0.084%) Squid
14 7 (0.084%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 678 (8.10%) Ansible
2 587 (7.01%) Puppet
3 441 (5.27%) Kubernetes
4 383 (4.57%) Opscode Chef
5 331 (3.95%) Terraform
6 162 (1.93%) logstash
7 140 (1.67%) Kibana
8 97 (1.16%) Grafana
9 90 (1.07%) Oozie
10 80 (0.96%) Hadoop YARN
11 55 (0.66%) Mesos
12 53 (0.63%) Ambari
13 46 (0.55%) Packer
13 46 (0.55%) ZABBIX
14 43 (0.51%) Consul
15 40 (0.48%) Nagios
16 38 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
17 34 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
18 31 (0.37%) Salt
19 29 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 1080 (12.90%) Oracle
2 261 (3.12%) Sybase
3 259 (3.09%) IBM
4 242 (2.89%) TIBCO
5 218 (2.60%) Microsoft
6 214 (2.56%) Splunk
7 150 (1.79%) Red Hat
8 148 (1.77%) ION Trading
9 145 (1.73%) Google
10 143 (1.71%) SAP
11 140 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
12 137 (1.64%) Adobe
13 134 (1.60%) Atlassian
14 124 (1.48%) AppDynamics
15 123 (1.47%) VMware
16 93 (1.11%) hybris
17 68 (0.81%) Cloudera
17 68 (0.81%) Hortonworks
17 68 (0.81%) MuleSoft
18 61 (0.73%) Bloomberg