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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 4 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4  
Contract jobs citing Java 112 127 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 15.45% 14.61% 11.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.90% 41.37% 28.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 75 52
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £518 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.75 £38.13
% change year-on-year +5.80% +1.63%  

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 312 307 266
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 43.03% 35.33% 40.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 193 167
Median daily rate £350 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +1.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Median hourly rate £37.50 £18.13 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.89% -42.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £15.83 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £20.43 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 0 101 £350 +7.69% 21
Durham +5 8 £400 -11.11% 5
Java
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 144 (64.57%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (42.15%) Scala
3 78 (34.98%) Linux
4 75 (33.63%) Ruby
5 72 (32.29%) Selenium
6 71 (31.84%) Automated Testing
7 67 (30.04%) TDD
8 66 (29.60%) Open Source
9 62 (27.80%) Jenkins
10 58 (26.01%) Scrum
10 58 (26.01%) Test Automation
11 54 (24.22%) Cucumber
12 53 (23.77%) C#
13 51 (22.87%) Spring
14 50 (22.42%) JIRA
14 50 (22.42%) Git (software)
15 48 (21.52%) Confluence
15 48 (21.52%) SQL
16 47 (21.08%) DevOps
17 46 (20.63%) Web Services
17 46 (20.63%) QA
18 45 (20.18%) .NET
18 45 (20.18%) Python
18 45 (20.18%) RESTful
19 43 (19.28%) Gherkin
19 43 (19.28%) Unix
19 43 (19.28%) JavaScript
20 42 (18.83%) HTML
20 42 (18.83%) XML
20 42 (18.83%) Windows

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 48 (21.52%) Confluence
2 20 (8.97%) JBoss
3 19 (8.52%) WebLogic
4 15 (6.73%) Tomcat
5 14 (6.28%) WebSphere
6 10 (4.48%) Apache
7 7 (3.14%) Tuxedo
8 5 (2.24%) Oracle Application Server
8 5 (2.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (2.24%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (2.24%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (2.24%) WildFly
9 4 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.35%) FileNet
10 3 (1.35%) IIS
10 3 (1.35%) Jetty
10 3 (1.35%) Mongrel
10 3 (1.35%) nginx
10 3 (1.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (1.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (2.24%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.24%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.79%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.35%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 3 (1.35%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.90%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.45%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.93%) GitHub
1 11 (4.93%) IaaS
1 11 (4.93%) PaaS
1 11 (4.93%) SaaS
2 10 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.69%) OpenShift
4 4 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.79%) Google App Engine
4 4 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.90%) Slack
6 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.45%) G Suite
6 1 (0.45%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.31%) HTTP
2 15 (6.73%) TCP/IP
3 13 (5.83%) SSL
4 8 (3.59%) LDAP
5 5 (2.24%) Internet
6 3 (1.35%) AMQP
6 3 (1.35%) DHCP
6 3 (1.35%) DNS
6 3 (1.35%) FTP
6 3 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (1.35%) IPsec
7 2 (0.90%) Network Security
8 1 (0.45%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.45%) MongoDB
2 18 (8.07%) NoSQL
3 17 (7.62%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (7.17%) Relational Database
5 15 (6.73%) SQL Server
6 12 (5.38%) Oracle Database
7 11 (4.93%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (3.59%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (3.14%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (3.14%) MySQL
10 5 (2.24%) DB2
11 4 (1.79%) Neo4j
11 4 (1.79%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (0.90%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.90%) HBase
12 2 (0.90%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 2 (0.90%) SAS Enterprise Miner
13 1 (0.45%) OrientDB
13 1 (0.45%) Redis
13 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 72 (32.29%) Selenium
2 62 (27.80%) Jenkins
3 54 (24.22%) Cucumber
4 50 (22.42%) Git (software)
4 50 (22.42%) JIRA
5 39 (17.49%) JUnit
6 28 (12.56%) WebDriver
7 20 (8.97%) Subversion
8 19 (8.52%) SoapUI
9 18 (8.07%) RSpec
10 13 (5.83%) HP UFT
10 13 (5.83%) Sahi
10 13 (5.83%) WATIR
11 6 (2.69%) IntelliJ
11 6 (2.69%) Maven
12 5 (2.24%) CA Gen
13 4 (1.79%) Log4j
13 4 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (1.35%) Ant
14 3 (1.35%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (4.04%) Finance
2 4 (1.79%) Games
3 3 (1.35%) Banking
4 1 (0.45%) Electronics
4 1 (0.45%) French Language
4 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.45%) Marketing
4 1 (0.45%) Publishing
4 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 100 (44.84%) Developer
2 59 (26.46%) Java Developer
3 47 (21.08%) Tester
4 41 (18.39%) Automation Tester
5 30 (13.45%) Scala Developer
6 23 (10.31%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 23 (10.31%) Selenium Tester
7 18 (8.07%) Java Scala Developer
8 14 (6.28%) Agile Tester
9 13 (5.83%) Architect
10 12 (5.38%) QA Tester
10 12 (5.38%) Support Engineer
11 11 (4.93%) DevOps Engineer
11 11 (4.93%) Java Automation Tester
12 10 (4.48%) C# Developer
12 10 (4.48%) Software Developer
13 9 (4.04%) Analyst
13 9 (4.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 8 (3.59%) Agile Developer
14 8 (3.59%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (22.87%) Spring
2 46 (20.63%) Web Services
3 45 (20.18%) .NET
3 45 (20.18%) RESTful
4 43 (19.28%) Gherkin
5 42 (18.83%) HTML
5 42 (18.83%) XML
6 39 (17.49%) REST
7 37 (16.59%) Play Framework
8 36 (16.14%) JSON
9 35 (15.70%) CSS
10 31 (13.90%) Ruby on Rails
11 27 (12.11%) Spring MVC
12 22 (9.87%) HTML5
13 20 (8.97%) Ajax
13 20 (8.97%) ASP.NET
14 19 (8.52%) ASP.NET MVC
14 19 (8.52%) CSS3
14 19 (8.52%) Django
15 18 (8.07%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.73%) Smartphone
2 14 (6.28%) Mainframe
3 12 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.93%) Linux Command Line
5 10 (4.48%) IBM Mainframe
6 7 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.69%) User Experience
8 3 (1.35%) DataPower
8 3 (1.35%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.35%) NHS
9 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.90%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.45%) PMI
10 1 (0.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 78 (34.98%) Linux
2 43 (19.28%) Unix
3 42 (18.83%) Windows
4 26 (11.66%) AIX
5 15 (6.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (6.73%) zOS
6 14 (6.28%) Windows Server
7 11 (4.93%) Solaris
8 9 (4.04%) MVS
9 7 (3.14%) Android
10 6 (2.69%) Windows 7
11 5 (2.24%) HPUX
12 4 (1.79%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.79%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.90%) VME
13 2 (0.90%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.90%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.45%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (64.57%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (31.84%) Automated Testing
3 67 (30.04%) TDD
4 66 (29.60%) Open Source
5 58 (26.01%) Scrum
5 58 (26.01%) Test Automation
6 47 (21.08%) DevOps
7 39 (17.49%) Automation Testing
7 39 (17.49%) Continuous Integration
8 38 (17.04%) Microservices
9 37 (16.59%) Unit Testing
10 35 (15.70%) Continuous Improvement
11 34 (15.25%) BDD
11 34 (15.25%) Kanban
12 33 (14.80%) Configuration Management
13 32 (14.35%) Software Engineering
14 31 (13.90%) MVC
15 30 (13.45%) User Stories
16 28 (12.56%) API Testing
17 23 (10.31%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 94 (42.15%) Scala
2 75 (33.63%) Ruby
3 53 (23.77%) C#
4 48 (21.52%) SQL
5 45 (20.18%) Python
6 43 (19.28%) JavaScript
7 28 (12.56%) Groovy
8 26 (11.66%) Perl
9 19 (8.52%) VB
10 14 (6.28%) Shell Script
11 13 (5.83%) C
12 6 (2.69%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.35%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.35%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.90%) ABAP
14 2 (0.90%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.90%) C++
15 1 (0.45%) Google Apps Script
15 1 (0.45%) PHP
15 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (8.52%) Security Cleared
2 17 (7.62%) BPSS Clearance
3 10 (4.48%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.90%) Degree
4 2 (0.90%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (20.63%) QA
2 9 (4.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.35%) WCAG
4 1 (0.45%) SDET
4 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (8.52%) Docker
2 8 (3.59%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 5 (2.24%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.79%) LXC
5 3 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.35%) Xen
6 1 (0.45%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 37 (16.59%) Puppet
2 20 (8.97%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (5.38%) Ansible
4 11 (4.93%) Terraform
5 8 (3.59%) Tivoli
6 7 (3.14%) Control-M
7 3 (1.35%) Forum Sentry
7 3 (1.35%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.45%) Mesos
8 1 (0.45%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 34 (15.25%) Oracle
2 25 (11.21%) Atlassian
3 19 (8.52%) Google
4 18 (8.07%) CA
4 18 (8.07%) IBM
5 10 (4.48%) HP
6 9 (4.04%) Microsoft
6 9 (4.04%) Red Hat
6 9 (4.04%) Sun
7 6 (2.69%) TIBCO
8 5 (2.24%) Informatica
9 4 (1.79%) Axway
10 3 (1.35%) MuleSoft
10 3 (1.35%) SAP
10 3 (1.35%) Siebel
10 3 (1.35%) VMware
10 3 (1.35%) WorldPay
11 2 (0.90%) Cloudera
11 2 (0.90%) Pega
11 2 (0.90%) webMethods
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