Period
to 1 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North of England 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 1 June 2020 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 > North of England
6 months to
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 113 112 112
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +66
Contract jobs citing Java 8 101 229 280
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North of England 1.80% 2.10% 2.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.11% 5.06% 5.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 180 227
Median daily rate £525 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% -
10th Percentile £400 £413 £368
90th Percentile £572 £613 £518
England median daily rate £525 £538 £513
% change year-on-year -2.33% +4.88% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £44.50 £55.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -19.09% +22.22% -5.26%

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 the North of England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
North of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,978 4,522 5,086
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 35.28% 41.37% 41.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,330 3,059 3,507
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £297 £300 £275
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £500 £483 £475
% change year-on-year +3.54% +1.66% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 87 122
Median hourly rate £33.65 £27.94 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.42% -28.36% -2.50%
10th Percentile £15.15 £13.23 £13.50
90th Percentile £53.20 £52.25 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -18.60% +4.88% -1.20%

Java 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Java 8 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for Java 8 in the North of England

Java 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Java 8 in the North of England.

Daily rate trend for Java 8 in the North of England

Java 8
Daily Rate Histogram in the North of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Java 8 in the North of England over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Java 8 in the North of England

Java 8
Contract Job Locations in the North of England

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 North of England region over the 6 months to 1 June 2020. 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
Yorkshire +4 56 £510 +2.00% 11
North West +4 30 £525 +10.53% 8
North East +37 15 £450 -25.00%
Java 8
England

For the 6 months to 1 June 2020, 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 North of England region with a requirement for Java 8.

1 98 (97.03%) Java
2 78 (77.23%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (59.41%) Microservices
4 54 (53.47%) AWS
5 53 (52.48%) TDD
6 52 (51.49%) Docker
7 45 (44.55%) Test Automation
8 44 (43.56%) Azure
8 44 (43.56%) Kubernetes
9 43 (42.57%) BDD
10 42 (41.58%) Spring
11 40 (39.60%) Pair Programming
12 35 (34.65%) Spring Boot
13 34 (33.66%) MongoDB
14 33 (32.67%) Unix
14 33 (32.67%) Linux
15 32 (31.68%) Continuous Deployment
16 30 (29.70%) Public Sector
16 30 (29.70%) ActiveMQ
17 29 (28.71%) Mockito
17 29 (28.71%) Responsive Web Design
17 29 (28.71%) Mac OS X
18 28 (27.72%) Web Design
18 28 (27.72%) JAX-RS
19 27 (26.73%) Web Development
20 21 (20.79%) Security Cleared
20 21 (20.79%) Problem-Solving
21 19 (18.81%) React
22 17 (16.83%) Jenkins
23 15 (14.85%) REST

Java 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 5 (4.95%) Confluence
2 1 (0.99%) Camunda
2 1 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.99%) GeoServer
2 1 (0.99%) JBoss
2 1 (0.99%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 54 (53.47%) AWS
2 44 (43.56%) Azure
3 9 (8.91%) SaaS
4 7 (6.93%) PaaS
5 5 (4.95%) GitHub
5 5 (4.95%) Slack
6 2 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.98%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (1.98%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.98%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.98%) GCP
6 2 (1.98%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.98%) Skype
2 1 (0.99%) DNS
2 1 (0.99%) DSL
2 1 (0.99%) FTP
2 1 (0.99%) HTTP
2 1 (0.99%) SSL
2 1 (0.99%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (33.66%) MongoDB
2 10 (9.90%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (6.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 7 (6.93%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.98%) Amazon Athena
4 2 (1.98%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.98%) BigQuery
4 2 (1.98%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.98%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.99%) GIS
5 1 (0.99%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.99%) MySQL
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.99%) Redis
Development Applications
1 29 (28.71%) Mockito
2 17 (16.83%) Jenkins
3 14 (13.86%) Git (software)
4 11 (10.89%) JUnit
5 7 (6.93%) Cucumber
6 6 (5.94%) Maven
7 5 (4.95%) JIRA
7 5 (4.95%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (4.95%) Xcode
8 4 (3.96%) Android Studio
8 4 (3.96%) CocoaPods
8 4 (3.96%) Spock
9 1 (0.99%) Gatling
9 1 (0.99%) Geb
9 1 (0.99%) GitLab
9 1 (0.99%) Gradle
9 1 (0.99%) Log4j
9 1 (0.99%) webpack
General
1 30 (29.70%) Public Sector
2 12 (11.88%) Finance
3 5 (4.95%) Banking
4 3 (2.97%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.99%) Electronics
5 1 (0.99%) Games
5 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.99%) Marketing
5 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 91 (90.10%) Developer
2 77 (76.24%) Java Developer
3 9 (8.91%) Full Stack Developer
4 8 (7.92%) Architect
5 6 (5.94%) Agile Developer
5 6 (5.94%) Agile Java Developer
6 5 (4.95%) AWS Developer
6 5 (4.95%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (3.96%) iOS Developer
7 4 (3.96%) Java Architect
8 3 (2.97%) Digital Developer
8 3 (2.97%) Mobile Solutions Architect
8 3 (2.97%) React Developer
8 3 (2.97%) Scala Developer
8 3 (2.97%) Senior Developer
8 3 (2.97%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (2.97%) Web Applications Architect
8 3 (2.97%) Web Architect
9 2 (1.98%) Backend Developer
9 2 (1.98%) Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (41.58%) Spring
2 35 (34.65%) Spring Boot
3 30 (29.70%) ActiveMQ
4 28 (27.72%) JAX-RS
5 19 (18.81%) React
6 15 (14.85%) REST
7 12 (11.88%) Node.js
8 11 (10.89%) JPA
8 11 (10.89%) JSON
8 11 (10.89%) RESTful
9 10 (9.90%) CSS
9 10 (9.90%) HTML
10 9 (8.91%) Dropwizard
10 9 (8.91%) Kafka
10 9 (8.91%) Web Services
11 7 (6.93%) AngularJS
11 7 (6.93%) GraphQL
11 7 (6.93%) J2EE
12 6 (5.94%) JSP
13 5 (4.95%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.94%) Mobile App
1 6 (5.94%) User Experience
2 5 (4.95%) Public Cloud
3 4 (3.96%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.99%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 33 (32.67%) Linux
1 33 (32.67%) Unix
2 29 (28.71%) Mac OS X
3 5 (4.95%) Android
3 5 (4.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (77.23%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (59.41%) Microservices
3 53 (52.48%) TDD
4 45 (44.55%) Test Automation
5 43 (42.57%) BDD
6 40 (39.60%) Pair Programming
7 32 (31.68%) Continuous Deployment
8 29 (28.71%) Responsive Web Design
9 28 (27.72%) Web Design
10 27 (26.73%) Web Development
11 21 (20.79%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (10.89%) Scrum
13 7 (6.93%) Multithreading
13 7 (6.93%) Progressive Web App
14 6 (5.94%) API Development
14 6 (5.94%) DevOps
14 6 (5.94%) Non-Functional Testing
14 6 (5.94%) Test Strategy
15 5 (4.95%) Android Development
15 5 (4.95%) Lean UX
Programming Languages
1 98 (97.03%) Java
2 10 (9.90%) JavaScript
3 7 (6.93%) ES6
3 7 (6.93%) SQL
4 6 (5.94%) Scala
5 5 (4.95%) Apple Swift
5 5 (4.95%) Kotlin
6 4 (3.96%) TypeScript
7 3 (2.97%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.98%) PHP
9 1 (0.99%) C
9 1 (0.99%) Go
9 1 (0.99%) Groovy
9 1 (0.99%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (20.79%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.87%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.90%) BPSS Clearance
3 10 (9.90%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.99%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 52 (51.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 44 (43.56%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.97%) Terraform
3 1 (0.99%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (0.99%) Graphite
3 1 (0.99%) Kibana
3 1 (0.99%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 7 (6.93%) Splunk
2 5 (4.95%) AppDynamics
3 4 (3.96%) Confluent
4 2 (1.98%) Google
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle
5 1 (0.99%) SAP