Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 18 December 2018 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 > South East
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 203 307
Rank change year-on-year +50 +104 +81
Contract jobs citing Java 8 287 198 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.70% 1.17% 0.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.13% 3.31% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 141 44
South East median daily rate £500 £488 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -1.52% +20.73%
10th Percentile £388 £350 £400
90th Percentile £575 £556 £570
England median daily rate £525 £525 £488
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
South East median hourly rate £35.00 - £50.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £50.00

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 South East with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 6,954 5,980 5,623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 41.28% 35.36% 34.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,476 3,699 3,427
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
England median daily rate £475 £468 £425
% change year-on-year +1.60% +10.00% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 162 209
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% +9.33%
10th Percentile £23.55 £16.66 £14.90
90th Percentile £52.13 £51.00 £55.50
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%

Java 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Java 8 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Java 8 in the South East

Java 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java 8 in the South East

Java 8
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java 8 in the South East over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java 8 in the South East

Java 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java 8 in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java 8 in the South East

Java 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java 8 in the South East over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Java 8 in the South East

Java 8
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 18 December 2018. 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
Thames Valley -6 93 £475 -5.00% 33
Hampshire +50 85 £513 +28.13% 7
Berkshire +37 66 £450 -12.20% 10
Surrey +15 62 £500 - 13
West Sussex -12 22 £500 +4.17% 9
Oxfordshire -15 18 £500 -4.76% 17
Buckinghamshire -17 9 £538 +42.38% 6
East Sussex -8 6 £476 -9.29% 3
Kent +9 3 - - 1
Middlesex +10 2 £500 +21.21%
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Sussex - 1 £438 -
Java 8
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for Java 8.

1 287 (100.00%) Java
2 206 (71.78%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (71.78%) Spring
3 143 (49.83%) Microservices
4 140 (48.78%) Spring Boot
5 132 (45.99%) TDD
6 125 (43.55%) Maven
7 120 (41.81%) Git (software)
8 108 (37.63%) REST
9 105 (36.59%) RESTful
9 105 (36.59%) Web Services
10 99 (34.49%) Jenkins
11 89 (31.01%) Docker
11 89 (31.01%) Hibernate
11 89 (31.01%) MVC
12 87 (30.31%) BDD
13 85 (29.62%) Amazon AWS
14 84 (29.27%) Greenfield Project
15 80 (27.87%) NoSQL
16 71 (24.74%) MongoDB
17 70 (24.39%) Spring MVC
18 66 (23.00%) Apache Cassandra
19 65 (22.65%) JMS
20 56 (19.51%) JavaScript
20 56 (19.51%) DevOps
21 55 (19.16%) Continuous Integration
22 53 (18.47%) Scrum
23 52 (18.12%) Oracle
24 51 (17.77%) JUnit
24 51 (17.77%) Scala

Java 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 (14.63%) MQSeries
2 32 (11.15%) Elasticsearch
3 24 (8.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 22 (7.67%) CMS
4 22 (7.67%) Confluence
5 18 (6.27%) WebLogic
6 13 (4.53%) Apache Solr
6 13 (4.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 13 (4.53%) Tomcat
7 8 (2.79%) Apache
7 8 (2.79%) Mule
7 8 (2.79%) Oracle Service Bus
7 8 (2.79%) WebSphere
8 6 (2.09%) Apache Spark
9 4 (1.39%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.70%) GemFire
10 2 (0.70%) JBoss
10 2 (0.70%) Magnolia
11 1 (0.35%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.79%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 85 (29.62%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (10.45%) Amazon SQS
3 24 (8.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 24 (8.36%) Amazon EC2
3 24 (8.36%) Amazon S3
3 24 (8.36%) AWS Lambda
3 24 (8.36%) Serverless
4 23 (8.01%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 23 (8.01%) CloudFront
5 13 (4.53%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (3.83%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (2.44%) GitHub
8 4 (1.39%) PaaS
9 2 (0.70%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.35%) IaaS
10 1 (0.35%) Route 53
10 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.79%) HTTP
2 3 (1.05%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.70%) Skype
4 1 (0.35%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.35%) SSL
4 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (27.87%) NoSQL
2 71 (24.74%) MongoDB
3 66 (23.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 44 (15.33%) Couchbase
5 35 (12.20%) PostgreSQL
6 32 (11.15%) MySQL
7 26 (9.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 17 (5.92%) Oracle Database
9 10 (3.48%) SQL Server
10 8 (2.79%) Big Data
11 7 (2.44%) Hadoop
11 7 (2.44%) Redis
12 6 (2.09%) Cloud Spanner
13 5 (1.74%) Riak
14 4 (1.39%) HBase
14 4 (1.39%) Relational Database
15 3 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
15 3 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
15 3 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
15 3 (1.05%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 125 (43.55%) Maven
2 120 (41.81%) Git (software)
3 99 (34.49%) Jenkins
4 51 (17.77%) JUnit
5 50 (17.42%) JIRA
6 38 (13.24%) IntelliJ
7 25 (8.71%) Gradle
8 19 (6.62%) Mockito
9 17 (5.92%) Eclipse
10 15 (5.23%) Mercurial
11 12 (4.18%) git-flow
12 11 (3.83%) Checkstyle
12 11 (3.83%) SonarQube
13 9 (3.14%) Cucumber
14 6 (2.09%) Bitbucket
15 5 (1.74%) Liquibase
16 4 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 4 (1.39%) MSTest
16 4 (1.39%) NUnit
16 4 (1.39%) Vagrant
General
1 45 (15.68%) Finance
2 42 (14.63%) Games
3 18 (6.27%) Banking
4 15 (5.23%) Retail
5 13 (4.53%) Marketing
6 11 (3.83%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.39%) Back Office
8 3 (1.05%) Publishing
9 1 (0.35%) Billing
9 1 (0.35%) Electronics
9 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 242 (84.32%) Developer
2 228 (79.44%) Java Developer
3 44 (15.33%) Senior Developer
3 44 (15.33%) Senior Java Developer
4 23 (8.01%) Java Engineer
4 23 (8.01%) Software Engineer
5 18 (6.27%) Lead Developer
5 18 (6.27%) Lead Java Developer
6 13 (4.53%) AWS Developer
7 12 (4.18%) Backend Developer
7 12 (4.18%) Java Software Developer
8 11 (3.83%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 11 (3.83%) Java Software Engineer
9 10 (3.48%) Salesforce Developer
10 9 (3.14%) E-Commerce Engineer
10 9 (3.14%) Software Developer
11 8 (2.79%) E-Commerce Manager
12 7 (2.44%) Architect
12 7 (2.44%) Salesforce Software Engineer
13 6 (2.09%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (71.78%) Spring
2 140 (48.78%) Spring Boot
3 108 (37.63%) REST
4 105 (36.59%) RESTful
4 105 (36.59%) Web Services
5 89 (31.01%) Hibernate
6 70 (24.39%) Spring MVC
7 65 (22.65%) JMS
8 43 (14.98%) Play Framework
9 36 (12.54%) React
10 33 (11.50%) Kafka
11 28 (9.76%) AngularJS
12 27 (9.41%) JSON
13 26 (9.06%) HTML
14 25 (8.71%) CSS
15 21 (7.32%) Apache Camel
15 21 (7.32%) SOAP
16 18 (6.27%) JPA
17 17 (5.92%) Struts
18 16 (5.57%) JSR 170
Miscellaneous
1 84 (29.27%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (1.05%) Clustering
3 3 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.05%) Fintech
3 3 (1.05%) Virtual Team
4 2 (0.70%) Cloud Native
4 2 (0.70%) iPad
4 2 (0.70%) Life Science
4 2 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (0.70%) Smart Home
5 1 (0.35%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.35%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.35%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.35%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.35%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.71%) Linux
2 10 (3.48%) Unix
3 6 (2.09%) CentOS
4 3 (1.05%) Ubuntu
4 3 (1.05%) VMS
5 1 (0.35%) Solaris
5 1 (0.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (71.78%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (49.83%) Microservices
3 132 (45.99%) TDD
4 89 (31.01%) MVC
5 87 (30.31%) BDD
6 56 (19.51%) DevOps
7 55 (19.16%) Continuous Integration
8 53 (18.47%) Scrum
9 40 (13.94%) Software Engineering
10 35 (12.20%) Kanban
10 35 (12.20%) SOA
11 31 (10.80%) E-Commerce
12 25 (8.71%) Unit Testing
13 23 (8.01%) OO
14 21 (7.32%) Test Automation
14 21 (7.32%) User Stories
15 19 (6.62%) Pair Programming
16 17 (5.92%) Coaching
16 17 (5.92%) Open Source
16 17 (5.92%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 287 (100.00%) Java
2 56 (19.51%) JavaScript
3 51 (17.77%) Java 9
3 51 (17.77%) Scala
4 23 (8.01%) SQL
5 5 (1.74%) Kotlin
6 3 (1.05%) Apex Code
6 3 (1.05%) Python
7 2 (0.70%) PHP
7 2 (0.70%) Ruby
7 2 (0.70%) Rust
7 2 (0.70%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.35%) C
8 1 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (2.44%) Degree
1 7 (2.44%) Security Cleared
2 5 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.39%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.05%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.70%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.35%) ISEB
6 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.48%) QA
2 3 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 89 (31.01%) Docker
2 3 (1.05%) HDFS
3 2 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 25 (8.71%) Kubernetes
2 20 (6.97%) Ansible
3 10 (3.48%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (3.48%) Puppet
4 6 (2.09%) Terraform
5 2 (0.70%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.35%) Kibana
6 1 (0.35%) logstash
6 1 (0.35%) Packer
Vendors
1 52 (18.12%) Oracle
2 24 (8.36%) Adobe
3 13 (4.53%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (4.18%) WSO2
5 11 (3.83%) Google
6 5 (1.74%) Atlassian
6 5 (1.74%) Talend
7 4 (1.39%) Kony
8 3 (1.05%) IBM
9 2 (0.70%) HP
9 2 (0.70%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.35%) OpenText
10 1 (0.35%) SAP
10 1 (0.35%) VMware