The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 27 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 / North East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 29 7
Rank change year-on-year +13 -22  
Contract jobs citing Java 43 135 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 7.56% 8.28% 12.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.71% 24.41% 38.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 86 70
Median daily rate £331 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £36.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
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 the North East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 174 553 276
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 30.58% 33.93% 33.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 338 194
Median daily rate £350 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £486 £507
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 34 4
Median hourly rate £51.42 £28.75 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.83% -10.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £18.20 £15.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in the North East

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in the North East over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in the North East

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in the North East

Java
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the North East region over the 3 months to 27 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
Tyne and Wear +21 38 £323 -14.00% 14
Durham - 2 £365 - 3
Java
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 North East region with a requirement for Java.

1 115 (75.16%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (59.48%) Scala
3 89 (58.17%) Test Automation
4 63 (41.18%) Selenium
5 61 (39.87%) Ruby
5 61 (39.87%) Jenkins
6 58 (37.91%) TDD
7 56 (36.60%) Spring
8 51 (33.33%) Scrum
9 48 (31.37%) JUnit
10 47 (30.72%) C#
11 46 (30.07%) Cucumber
12 45 (29.41%) JIRA
13 42 (27.45%) Confluence
13 42 (27.45%) RESTful
14 41 (26.80%) Git (software)
14 41 (26.80%) Python
15 40 (26.14%) Linux
16 38 (24.84%) QA
16 38 (24.84%) Gherkin
17 37 (24.18%) REST
17 37 (24.18%) HTML
18 36 (23.53%) Play Framework
19 34 (22.22%) Unit Testing
20 33 (21.57%) JSON
20 33 (21.57%) Open Source
20 33 (21.57%) MVC
21 32 (20.92%) CSS
21 32 (20.92%) Kanban
22 31 (20.26%) Ruby on Rails

Java
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 42 (27.45%) Confluence
2 13 (8.50%) JBoss
3 11 (7.19%) Tomcat
4 9 (5.88%) Apache
5 7 (4.58%) WebSphere
6 6 (3.92%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.65%) IIS
7 1 (0.65%) Jetty
7 1 (0.65%) Mongrel
7 1 (0.65%) nginx
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.19%) GitHub
2 8 (5.23%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.31%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.31%) Google App Engine
4 2 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.31%) Route 53
5 1 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.65%) G Suite
5 1 (0.65%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.65%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 21 (13.73%) HTTP
2 3 (1.96%) AMQP
2 3 (1.96%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.31%) Internet
3 2 (1.31%) SSL
4 1 (0.65%) DHCP
4 1 (0.65%) DNS
4 1 (0.65%) FTP
4 1 (0.65%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.69%) MongoDB
2 17 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 16 (10.46%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (7.19%) NoSQL
5 8 (5.23%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (4.58%) Oracle Database
7 6 (3.92%) MySQL
8 3 (1.96%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.31%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.65%) DocumentDB
Development Applications
1 63 (41.18%) Selenium
2 61 (39.87%) Jenkins
3 48 (31.37%) JUnit
4 46 (30.07%) Cucumber
5 45 (29.41%) JIRA
6 41 (26.80%) Git (software)
7 30 (19.61%) WebDriver
8 23 (15.03%) RSpec
9 19 (12.42%) SoapUI
10 18 (11.76%) Subversion
11 7 (4.58%) IntelliJ
12 4 (2.61%) Eclipse
13 3 (1.96%) Ant
13 3 (1.96%) Gradle
13 3 (1.96%) Maven
13 3 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
14 2 (1.31%) jMock
14 2 (1.31%) Mockito
15 1 (0.65%) HP UFT
15 1 (0.65%) Xcode
General
1 10 (6.54%) Games
2 3 (1.96%) Finance
3 1 (0.65%) Banking
3 1 (0.65%) Electronics
3 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.65%) Marketing
3 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 81 (52.94%) Developer
2 53 (34.64%) Java Developer
3 47 (30.72%) Tester
4 42 (27.45%) Automation Tester
5 24 (15.69%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 24 (15.69%) Selenium Tester
6 23 (15.03%) Scala Developer
7 15 (9.80%) Java Scala Developer
8 14 (9.15%) Agile Tester
9 11 (7.19%) Java Automation Tester
9 11 (7.19%) QA Tester
10 9 (5.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 8 (5.23%) Architect
11 8 (5.23%) Test Engineer
12 7 (4.58%) QA Automation Tester
13 6 (3.92%) Agile Developer
13 6 (3.92%) Agile Java Developer
14 5 (3.27%) Android Developer
14 5 (3.27%) iOS Developer
14 5 (3.27%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (36.60%) Spring
2 42 (27.45%) RESTful
3 38 (24.84%) Gherkin
4 37 (24.18%) HTML
4 37 (24.18%) REST
5 36 (23.53%) Play Framework
6 33 (21.57%) JSON
7 32 (20.92%) CSS
8 31 (20.26%) Ruby on Rails
9 30 (19.61%) Web Services
10 27 (17.65%) Spring MVC
11 25 (16.34%) HTML5
12 23 (15.03%) Ajax
13 22 (14.38%) .NET
13 22 (14.38%) Django
14 21 (13.73%) CSS3
15 18 (11.76%) SOAP
16 17 (11.11%) Guice
16 17 (11.11%) XML
17 16 (10.46%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.80%) Smartphone
2 10 (6.54%) Linux Command Line
2 10 (6.54%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.58%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.92%) User Experience
5 2 (1.31%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.65%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 40 (26.14%) Linux
2 12 (7.84%) Unix
3 10 (6.54%) Android
4 9 (5.88%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.27%) Windows
6 3 (1.96%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (75.16%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (58.17%) Test Automation
3 58 (37.91%) TDD
4 51 (33.33%) Scrum
5 34 (22.22%) Unit Testing
6 33 (21.57%) MVC
6 33 (21.57%) Open Source
7 32 (20.92%) Kanban
8 31 (20.26%) Microservices
9 30 (19.61%) Continuous Improvement
9 30 (19.61%) User Stories
10 29 (18.95%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (17.65%) API Testing
12 26 (16.99%) Software Engineering
13 25 (16.34%) Exploratory Testing
13 25 (16.34%) Test Scripting
14 24 (15.69%) Performance Testing
15 23 (15.03%) Web Testing
16 21 (13.73%) BDD
16 21 (13.73%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 91 (59.48%) Scala
2 61 (39.87%) Ruby
3 47 (30.72%) C#
4 41 (26.80%) Python
5 26 (16.99%) Groovy
6 24 (15.69%) JavaScript
7 11 (7.19%) SQL
8 4 (2.61%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.31%) C
9 2 (1.31%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.31%) VB
9 2 (1.31%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.65%) C++
10 1 (0.65%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.65%) Jython
10 1 (0.65%) Perl
10 1 (0.65%) PHP
10 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (5.23%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (3.27%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.96%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.31%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.65%) Degree
5 1 (0.65%) ISEB
5 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.65%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (24.84%) QA
2 9 (5.88%) WCAG
3 2 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (9.80%) Docker
2 4 (2.61%) LXC
3 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.65%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (18.95%) Puppet
2 13 (8.50%) Ansible
3 10 (6.54%) Terraform
4 9 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.96%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.31%) Mesos
7 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (12.42%) Atlassian
1 19 (12.42%) Google
2 10 (6.54%) Oracle
3 3 (1.96%) Apigee
3 3 (1.96%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.96%) MuleSoft
3 3 (1.96%) webMethods
3 3 (1.96%) WorldPay
4 2 (1.31%) Informatica
4 2 (1.31%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.31%) SAP
5 1 (0.65%) CA
5 1 (0.65%) Capita
5 1 (0.65%) HP
5 1 (0.65%) IBM
5 1 (0.65%) OpenText
5 1 (0.65%) VMware
Durham, County Durham
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Pearson Frank
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Netsource
Posted: 22 days ago