Period
to 19 October 2019

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 19 October 2019 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
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 133 76 125
Rank change year-on-year -57 +49 +52
Contract jobs citing Java 8 153 355 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 1.54% 2.95% 1.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.99% 6.94% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 287 161
North of England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -2.97%
10th Percentile £406 £388 £375
90th Percentile £538 £556 £488
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North of England median hourly rate - - £47.50
England median hourly rate £50.00 £38.29 £47.50
% change year-on-year +30.60% -19.40% -

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 3,836 5,115 4,131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 38.65% 42.56% 37.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,615 3,537 2,850
North of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £305 £293 £287
90th Percentile £556 £538 £525
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 96 111
North of England median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -12.50% +40.35%
10th Percentile £13.75 £14.09 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.13 £50.00
England median hourly rate £44.25 £42.27 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.70% +5.66% +6.67%

Java 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Java 8 as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java 8 in the North of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java 8 in the North of England

Java 8
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java 8 in the North of England over the 6 months to 19 October 2019.

Contractor 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 19 October 2019. 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 -15 90 £475 +8.57% 21
North West -62 60 £438 -2.78% 22
North East -18 2 £386 -3.63% 2
Java 8
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, 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.

1 151 (98.69%) Java
2 118 (77.12%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (52.94%) Spring
3 81 (52.94%) Microservices
4 71 (46.41%) Spring Boot
5 68 (44.44%) AWS
6 67 (43.79%) TDD
7 54 (35.29%) Docker
8 43 (28.10%) Test Automation
9 33 (21.57%) MongoDB
10 32 (20.92%) Mockito
10 32 (20.92%) Pair Programming
11 31 (20.26%) RESTful
11 31 (20.26%) DevOps
12 29 (18.95%) AngularJS
13 27 (17.65%) BDD
13 27 (17.65%) Maven
14 26 (16.99%) ActiveMQ
14 26 (16.99%) Git (software)
15 25 (16.34%) Azure
15 25 (16.34%) Kubernetes
16 24 (15.69%) REST
17 23 (15.03%) Unix
18 22 (14.38%) Linux
18 22 (14.38%) Node.js
19 21 (13.73%) Continuous Deployment
19 21 (13.73%) JavaScript
20 20 (13.07%) React
20 20 (13.07%) Jenkins
21 18 (11.76%) JAX-RS

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 14 (9.15%) Confluence
2 3 (1.96%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.31%) CMS
4 1 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.65%) Apache
4 1 (0.65%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (0.65%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.65%) JBoss
4 1 (0.65%) Kentico
4 1 (0.65%) Magnolia
4 1 (0.65%) Mule
4 1 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.65%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.65%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 68 (44.44%) AWS
2 25 (16.34%) Azure
3 15 (9.80%) GitHub
4 12 (7.84%) Slack
5 5 (3.27%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.61%) GCP
7 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.65%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.65%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.31%) DSL
1 2 (1.31%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (21.57%) MongoDB
2 8 (5.23%) Neo4j
3 5 (3.27%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (3.27%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.61%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.96%) Big Data
5 3 (1.96%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.96%) MySQL
6 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.65%) Riak
Development Applications
1 32 (20.92%) Mockito
2 27 (17.65%) Maven
3 26 (16.99%) Git (software)
4 20 (13.07%) Jenkins
5 18 (11.76%) Cucumber
5 18 (11.76%) JIRA
6 14 (9.15%) JUnit
7 12 (7.84%) Sonatype Nexus
8 10 (6.54%) Xcode
9 7 (4.58%) Spock
10 5 (3.27%) Selenium
11 4 (2.61%) IntelliJ
12 2 (1.31%) Eclipse
12 2 (1.31%) Gradle
13 1 (0.65%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.65%) GitLab
13 1 (0.65%) JIRA Agile
13 1 (0.65%) MSBuild
13 1 (0.65%) SpecFlow
13 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (9.80%) Finance
1 15 (9.80%) Public Sector
2 8 (5.23%) Banking
3 3 (1.96%) Retail
4 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 145 (94.77%) Developer
2 125 (81.70%) Java Developer
3 31 (20.26%) Senior Developer
4 30 (19.61%) Senior Java Developer
5 22 (14.38%) Agile Developer
5 22 (14.38%) Agile Java Developer
6 21 (13.73%) AWS Developer
7 17 (11.11%) Angular Developer
7 17 (11.11%) Full Stack Developer
8 8 (5.23%) iOS Developer
9 7 (4.58%) Software Developer
10 6 (3.92%) Android Developer
11 3 (1.96%) Architect
11 3 (1.96%) DBA
11 3 (1.96%) PostgreSQL DBA
11 3 (1.96%) SC Cleared Java Developer
11 3 (1.96%) Senior Software Developer
12 2 (1.31%) Cassandra Developer
12 2 (1.31%) Java Software Developer
12 2 (1.31%) Senior Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (52.94%) Spring
2 71 (46.41%) Spring Boot
3 31 (20.26%) RESTful
4 29 (18.95%) AngularJS
5 26 (16.99%) ActiveMQ
6 24 (15.69%) REST
7 22 (14.38%) Node.js
8 20 (13.07%) React
9 18 (11.76%) JAX-RS
10 16 (10.46%) JSON
11 15 (9.80%) Hibernate
11 15 (9.80%) Web Services
12 12 (7.84%) CSS
13 11 (7.19%) HTML
14 8 (5.23%) Apache Camel
15 7 (4.58%) RabbitMQ
15 7 (4.58%) Vue.js
16 5 (3.27%) SOAP
17 4 (2.61%) Kafka
17 4 (2.61%) RxSwift
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.50%) Mobile App
2 12 (7.84%) User Experience
3 9 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.61%) Mobile Banking
5 3 (1.96%) NHS
6 2 (1.31%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.65%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.03%) Unix
2 22 (14.38%) Linux
3 18 (11.76%) Mac OS X
4 11 (7.19%) Apple iOS
5 8 (5.23%) Android
6 1 (0.65%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (77.12%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (52.94%) Microservices
3 67 (43.79%) TDD
4 43 (28.10%) Test Automation
5 32 (20.92%) Pair Programming
6 31 (20.26%) DevOps
7 27 (17.65%) BDD
8 21 (13.73%) Continuous Deployment
9 18 (11.76%) Scrum
9 18 (11.76%) Web Design
10 17 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
11 16 (10.46%) Web Development
12 12 (7.84%) Kanban
12 12 (7.84%) Migration
13 11 (7.19%) iOS Development
14 10 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
16 8 (5.23%) Android Development
16 8 (5.23%) Unit Testing
17 7 (4.58%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 151 (98.69%) Java
2 21 (13.73%) JavaScript
3 17 (11.11%) SQL
4 10 (6.54%) Apple Swift
5 8 (5.23%) ES6
6 7 (4.58%) Scala
7 5 (3.27%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.96%) Groovy
8 3 (1.96%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.65%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.65%) C#
9 1 (0.65%) COBOL
9 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.65%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.65%) XPath
9 1 (0.65%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 17 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.50%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.19%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.31%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.65%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.65%) HL7
System Software
1 54 (35.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 25 (16.34%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.96%) Ansible
2 3 (1.96%) Kibana
3 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.65%) logstash
Vendors
1 15 (9.80%) Splunk
2 13 (8.50%) AppDynamics
3 5 (3.27%) Google
4 2 (1.31%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.31%) Oracle
4 2 (1.31%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.65%) Adobe
5 1 (0.65%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.65%) Guidewire
5 1 (0.65%) HP
5 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.65%) Spotify