Period
to 23 September 2020

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 23 September 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 > South East
6 months to
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 128 205 159
Rank change year-on-year +77 -46 +62
Contract jobs citing Java 8 35 159 262
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.98% 1.11% 1.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.03% 3.05% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 101 218
Median daily rate £488 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% - -
10th Percentile £387 £400 £346
90th Percentile £581 £588 £588
England median daily rate £500 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Median hourly rate - £60.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +71.43% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £38.29
% change year-on-year -33.33% +37.13% -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 South East with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,155 5,218 6,526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.31% 36.46% 40.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 3,233 4,120
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £610 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 147 194
Median hourly rate £42.50 £46.67 £44.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.94% +4.29% -0.56%
10th Percentile £14.50 £21.61 £21.25
90th Percentile £60.25 £62.90 £53.38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.96 £42.25
% change year-on-year -22.15% +6.41% +5.63%

Java 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Java 8 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Java 8 in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Java 8 in the South East

Java 8
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Java 8 in the South East over the 6 months to 23 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Java 8 in the South East

Java 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Java 8 in the South East.

Hourly rate trend 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 23 September 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
West Sussex +56 10 £500 +20.48% 1
Surrey +67 8 £475 -13.64% 2
Hampshire +27 8 £473 -5.50% 3
Thames Valley +68 6 £300 -33.33% 14
Buckinghamshire +10 3 £300 -33.33% 1
Berkshire +89 2 - - 10
East Sussex +35 2 £413 -13.16%
Oxfordshire +46 1 - - 3
Sussex - 1 £550 -
Java 8
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 South East region with a requirement for Java 8.

1 25 (71.43%) Java
2 19 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (51.43%) AWS
4 15 (42.86%) RESTful
4 15 (42.86%) Web Services
5 14 (40.00%) Git (software)
5 14 (40.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 14 (40.00%) AWS Lambda
5 14 (40.00%) Serverless
6 11 (31.43%) Spring Boot
6 11 (31.43%) DevOps
6 11 (31.43%) Microservices
7 10 (28.57%) Scrum
8 9 (25.71%) JIRA
8 9 (25.71%) Jenkins
8 9 (25.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 8 (22.86%) Scala
9 8 (22.86%) Confluence
9 8 (22.86%) Spring
9 8 (22.86%) Python
9 8 (22.86%) API Design
10 7 (20.00%) Amazon Kinesis
10 7 (20.00%) Mentoring
10 7 (20.00%) Docker
10 7 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (20.00%) Amazon S3
10 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
10 7 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
10 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared

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 8 (22.86%) Confluence
2 7 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (11.43%) SAP EP
3 4 (11.43%) SAP Portal
4 3 (8.57%) CMS
5 2 (5.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Headless CMS
6 1 (2.86%) Apache Spark
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 18 (51.43%) AWS
2 14 (40.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 14 (40.00%) AWS Lambda
2 14 (40.00%) Serverless
3 7 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (20.00%) Amazon Kinesis
3 7 (20.00%) Amazon S3
3 7 (20.00%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (14.29%) AWS CloudTrail
4 5 (14.29%) AWS CodePipeline
4 5 (14.29%) GitHub
4 5 (14.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (11.43%) AWS CodeBuild
6 3 (8.57%) Amazon Glacier
6 3 (8.57%) AWS CodeDeploy
6 3 (8.57%) Route 53
7 2 (5.71%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (5.71%) CloudFront
8 1 (2.86%) AWS Step Functions
8 1 (2.86%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 5 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.71%) GIS
4 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.86%) Big Data
5 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.86%) HBase
5 1 (2.86%) MySQL
5 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (25.71%) Jenkins
2 9 (25.71%) JIRA
3 5 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (14.29%) Spinnaker
4 4 (11.43%) Maven
5 2 (5.71%) Bitbucket
5 2 (5.71%) IntelliJ
6 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.86%) Gradle
6 1 (2.86%) JUnit
General
1 5 (14.29%) Public Sector
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Games
4 1 (2.86%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (62.86%) Developer
2 12 (34.29%) Java Developer
3 7 (20.00%) AWS Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Portal Developer
5 4 (11.43%) SAP Developer
5 4 (11.43%) SAP Portal Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) SAP EP Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Scala Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Android Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Designer
8 1 (2.86%) Hadoop Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Java Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Java Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Linux Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Mid-Level Java Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Python Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Technical Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (42.86%) RESTful
1 15 (42.86%) Web Services
2 11 (31.43%) Spring Boot
3 8 (22.86%) Spring
4 6 (17.14%) CSS
5 5 (14.29%) Node.js
6 4 (11.43%) Web Dynpro
7 3 (8.57%) J2EE
7 3 (8.57%) Kafka
7 3 (8.57%) REST
8 2 (5.71%) Ajax
8 2 (5.71%) CSS3
8 2 (5.71%) GraphQL
8 2 (5.71%) HTML
8 2 (5.71%) HTML5
8 2 (5.71%) JSON
8 2 (5.71%) Play Framework
9 1 (2.86%) Android SDK
9 1 (2.86%) RESTEasy
9 1 (2.86%) Retrofit
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Cloud Native
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Linux
1 5 (14.29%) Unix
2 3 (8.57%) Debian
3 1 (2.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (31.43%) DevOps
2 11 (31.43%) Microservices
3 10 (28.57%) Scrum
4 8 (22.86%) API Design
5 7 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (17.14%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
7 5 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (14.29%) Deployment Automation
7 5 (14.29%) Immutable Infrastructure
7 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure as Code
7 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 5 (14.29%) Kanban
7 5 (14.29%) Observability
7 5 (14.29%) TDD
8 4 (11.43%) Dependency Injection
8 4 (11.43%) OO
Programming Languages
1 25 (71.43%) Java
2 8 (22.86%) Python
2 8 (22.86%) Scala
3 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
4 5 (14.29%) Go
4 5 (14.29%) Ruby
5 3 (8.57%) SQL
6 2 (5.71%) Groovy
7 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.86%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) AWS Certification
3 2 (5.71%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (20.00%) Docker
2 1 (2.86%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) Kubernetes
2 5 (14.29%) Kibana
2 5 (14.29%) Packer
2 5 (14.29%) Terraform
3 3 (8.57%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) SAP
2 2 (5.71%) Adobe
2 2 (5.71%) Ariba
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle
2 2 (5.71%) Splunk
3 1 (2.86%) Google
3 1 (2.86%) WSO2