The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
Rank 3 13 18
Rank change year-on-year +10 +5  
Contract jobs citing Java 96 49 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 25.53% 11.48% 4.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 57.83% 27.53% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 37 9
Median daily rate £456 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.94% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26%  

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 Sheffield with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Sheffield
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 166 178 75
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 44.15% 41.69% 29.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 129 50
Median daily rate £425 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £675 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £20.97 £16.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.09% -58.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield 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 Sheffield

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in Sheffield

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in Sheffield over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in Sheffield

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in Sheffield

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 23 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for Java.

1 106 (65.43%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (48.77%) Linux
3 69 (42.59%) TDD
4 68 (41.98%) JavaScript
4 68 (41.98%) Git (software)
5 63 (38.89%) CSS
6 54 (33.33%) Unix
7 49 (30.25%) Web Services
8 48 (29.63%) HTML
8 48 (29.63%) DevOps
9 47 (29.01%) Continuous Integration
10 46 (28.40%) Web Development
10 46 (28.40%) Mac OS X
11 44 (27.16%) Python
12 43 (26.54%) Configuration Management
13 42 (25.93%) Ruby
13 42 (25.93%) BDD
14 39 (24.07%) REST
15 38 (23.46%) Mentoring
16 37 (22.84%) Relational Database
17 35 (21.60%) HTTP
18 30 (18.52%) Line Management
19 29 (17.90%) Continuous Delivery
19 29 (17.90%) Spring
19 29 (17.90%) Automated Testing
20 28 (17.28%) User Experience
21 27 (16.67%) Front End Development
22 23 (14.20%) Docker
22 23 (14.20%) Node.js
22 23 (14.20%) Security Cleared

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield 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 12 (7.41%) Tomcat
2 6 (3.70%) OpenStack
3 5 (3.09%) CMS
4 4 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.47%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (1.85%) Apache
5 3 (1.85%) Apache ServiceMix
5 3 (1.85%) Jetty
6 2 (1.23%) Alfresco
6 2 (1.23%) Confluence
6 2 (1.23%) IIS
6 2 (1.23%) Liferay
6 2 (1.23%) nginx
6 2 (1.23%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.23%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (0.62%) Drupal
7 1 (0.62%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.41%) GitHub
2 9 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.47%) IaaS
5 2 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.62%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.62%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.62%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (21.60%) HTTP
2 10 (6.17%) SSL
3 9 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.85%) LDAP
5 2 (1.23%) Intranet
6 1 (0.62%) FCoE
6 1 (0.62%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.62%) Firewall
6 1 (0.62%) Internet
6 1 (0.62%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.62%) LAN
6 1 (0.62%) Multicast
6 1 (0.62%) NAS
6 1 (0.62%) Network Security
6 1 (0.62%) SAN
6 1 (0.62%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (22.84%) Relational Database
2 18 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 16 (9.88%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (8.02%) MongoDB
5 12 (7.41%) Redis
6 6 (3.70%) MySQL
7 4 (2.47%) SQL Server
8 3 (1.85%) Big Data
9 2 (1.23%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.23%) HBase
10 1 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.62%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.62%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.62%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 68 (41.98%) Git (software)
2 16 (9.88%) Jenkins
3 14 (8.64%) Selenium
4 11 (6.79%) Subversion
5 9 (5.56%) Mockito
6 8 (4.94%) jMock
7 7 (4.32%) Bitbucket
7 7 (4.32%) Maven
7 7 (4.32%) Mercurial
7 7 (4.32%) Spock
8 6 (3.70%) Cucumber
8 6 (3.70%) EasyMock
9 5 (3.09%) Gradle
9 5 (3.09%) JUnit
9 5 (3.09%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.85%) JIRA
10 3 (1.85%) TestNG
11 2 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.23%) DbUnit
11 2 (1.23%) FitNesse
General
1 13 (8.02%) Finance
2 10 (6.17%) Banking
3 6 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.47%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.85%) Electronics
5 3 (1.85%) Marketing
6 2 (1.23%) Retail
7 1 (0.62%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 119 (73.46%) Developer
2 90 (55.56%) Java Developer
3 22 (13.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 13 (8.02%) Architect
4 13 (8.02%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (7.41%) Senior Developer
6 10 (6.17%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
6 10 (6.17%) Full Stack Developer
7 8 (4.94%) HTML Developer
8 7 (4.32%) Automation Tester
8 7 (4.32%) Tester
9 6 (3.70%) Agile Developer
9 6 (3.70%) Agile Java Developer
9 6 (3.70%) Java Architect
9 6 (3.70%) Lead Developer
9 6 (3.70%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (3.70%) Technical Architect
10 5 (3.09%) Java Automation Tester
10 5 (3.09%) JavaScript Developer
10 5 (3.09%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (38.89%) CSS
2 49 (30.25%) Web Services
3 48 (29.63%) HTML
4 39 (24.07%) REST
5 29 (17.90%) Spring
6 23 (14.20%) Node.js
7 19 (11.73%) SOAP
8 15 (9.26%) RESTful
9 13 (8.02%) Hibernate
10 11 (6.79%) AngularJS
10 11 (6.79%) XML
11 9 (5.56%) Java EE
12 8 (4.94%) Spring Boot
13 7 (4.32%) XSD
14 6 (3.70%) HTML5
15 5 (3.09%) Apache Camel
15 5 (3.09%) Gherkin
15 5 (3.09%) JSON
15 5 (3.09%) WSDL
16 4 (2.47%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.28%) User Experience
2 8 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.94%) Data Structures
3 7 (4.32%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.47%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.23%) Blog
5 2 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.23%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.62%) Clustering
6 1 (0.62%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.62%) DataPower
6 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.62%) iSeries
6 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.62%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 79 (48.77%) Linux
2 54 (33.33%) Unix
3 46 (28.40%) Mac OS X
4 7 (4.32%) CoreOS
5 6 (3.70%) RancherOS
6 4 (2.47%) CentOS
7 1 (0.62%) Android
7 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.62%) Solaris
7 1 (0.62%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (65.43%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (42.59%) TDD
3 48 (29.63%) DevOps
4 47 (29.01%) Continuous Integration
5 46 (28.40%) Web Development
6 43 (26.54%) Configuration Management
7 42 (25.93%) BDD
8 38 (23.46%) Mentoring
9 30 (18.52%) Line Management
10 29 (17.90%) Automated Testing
10 29 (17.90%) Continuous Delivery
11 27 (16.67%) Front End Development
12 20 (12.35%) Visualisation
12 20 (12.35%) Web Design
13 19 (11.73%) Responsive Web Design
14 16 (9.88%) Open Source
15 15 (9.26%) OO
16 14 (8.64%) Prototyping
16 14 (8.64%) Scrum
17 13 (8.02%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 68 (41.98%) JavaScript
2 44 (27.16%) Python
3 42 (25.93%) Ruby
4 18 (11.11%) Scala
5 16 (9.88%) SQL
6 9 (5.56%) Go
7 6 (3.70%) Clojure
7 6 (3.70%) Groovy
8 4 (2.47%) C#
8 4 (2.47%) PHP
9 3 (1.85%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.85%) Perl
10 2 (1.23%) Jython
11 1 (0.62%) C
11 1 (0.62%) C++
11 1 (0.62%) ECMAScript
11 1 (0.62%) Korn
11 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (14.20%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.17%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.94%) BC Cleared
3 8 (4.94%) Degree
4 2 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.23%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.62%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.94%) Disclosure Scotland
1 8 (4.94%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) FATCA
System Software
1 23 (14.20%) Docker
2 6 (3.70%) etcd
2 6 (3.70%) flannel
3 3 (1.85%) GlusterFS
4 2 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.23%) Xen
5 1 (0.62%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.62%) HDFS
5 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.62%) KVM
5 1 (0.62%) NFS
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.62%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.62%) SRDF
5 1 (0.62%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (7.41%) Puppet
2 9 (5.56%) Ansible
2 9 (5.56%) Kubernetes
3 7 (4.32%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (3.70%) Consul
4 6 (3.70%) Docker Swarm
4 6 (3.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 6 (3.70%) Marathon
4 6 (3.70%) Mesos
4 6 (3.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 6 (3.70%) Rancher
5 3 (1.85%) Kibana
5 3 (1.85%) logstash
5 3 (1.85%) Salt
6 2 (1.23%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.62%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.62%) Nagios
7 1 (0.62%) Packer
Vendors
1 10 (6.17%) Oracle
2 3 (1.85%) IBM
2 3 (1.85%) SAP
3 2 (1.23%) Adobe
3 2 (1.23%) MuleSoft
3 2 (1.23%) Pega
3 2 (1.23%) TIBCO
3 2 (1.23%) VMware
4 1 (0.62%) AppDynamics
4 1 (0.62%) Dynatrace
4 1 (0.62%) Google
4 1 (0.62%) Hortonworks
4 1 (0.62%) New Relic
4 1 (0.62%) OpenText
4 1 (0.62%) SaltStack
4 1 (0.62%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.62%) Solace
4 1 (0.62%) Splunk
4 1 (0.62%) WSO2
4 1 (0.62%) Xerox