Period
to 17 September 2019

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 17 September 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 > South East
6 months to
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 201 158 234
Rank change year-on-year -43 +76 +87
Contract jobs citing Java 8 164 266 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.13% 1.62% 0.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.09% 4.05% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 220 109
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £396 £349 £338
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +11.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
South East median hourly rate £60.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.43% - -
England median hourly rate £52.50 £38.29 £47.50
% change year-on-year +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 5,303 6,565 5,657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 36.44% 39.93% 35.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,290 4,120 3,465
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £281
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 199 166
South East median hourly rate £46.50 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.41% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £21.97 £19.95 £16.53
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.75 £57.75
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%

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 17 September 2019.

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
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 17 September 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
Hampshire +5 68 £500 -2.44% 12
Thames Valley +5 65 £450 +5.26% 19
Buckinghamshire +56 48 £450 -16.28% 4
Surrey -18 24 £550 +4.76% 3
Berkshire -34 14 £438 +2.94% 5
East Sussex -4 6 £475 -2.56% 2
Oxfordshire +7 3 £553 +10.50% 10
West Sussex -23 1 £415 -14.43% 5
Java 8
England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 South East region with a requirement for Java 8.

1 162 (98.78%) Java
2 116 (70.73%) Spring
3 93 (56.71%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (41.46%) TDD
5 63 (38.41%) Spring Boot
6 53 (32.32%) Microservices
7 51 (31.10%) Scrum
7 51 (31.10%) JavaScript
8 49 (29.88%) AWS
9 44 (26.83%) Continuous Integration
9 44 (26.83%) Jenkins
10 42 (25.61%) Finance
11 41 (25.00%) BDD
12 40 (24.39%) JSON
13 37 (22.56%) SQL
14 36 (21.95%) Linux
14 36 (21.95%) Docker
15 34 (20.73%) REST
16 33 (20.12%) Maven
17 32 (19.51%) Git (software)
17 32 (19.51%) RESTful
18 28 (17.07%) HTML
19 25 (15.24%) Continuous Delivery
20 24 (14.63%) NoSQL
21 23 (14.02%) Spring Cloud
22 22 (13.41%) DevOps
22 22 (13.41%) AngularJS
23 21 (12.80%) Kanban
23 21 (12.80%) React
24 20 (12.20%) Relational Database

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 16 (9.76%) Confluence
2 6 (3.66%) JBoss
3 5 (3.05%) Apache
4 4 (2.44%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.83%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.22%) CMS
6 2 (1.22%) iPlanet
6 2 (1.22%) WildFly
7 1 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.61%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.61%) Camunda
7 1 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.61%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.61%) Jetty
7 1 (0.61%) Mendix
7 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (1.22%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 49 (29.88%) AWS
2 11 (6.71%) Azure
3 8 (4.88%) PaaS
4 7 (4.27%) OpenShift
5 6 (3.66%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (3.66%) GitHub
5 6 (3.66%) Serverless
6 3 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.83%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (1.83%) GCP
6 3 (1.83%) Yarn
7 2 (1.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.22%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (1.22%) AWS IoT
7 2 (1.22%) npm
8 1 (0.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.61%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.61%) Datadog
8 1 (0.61%) Firebase
8 1 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.83%) DNS
1 3 (1.83%) FTP
1 3 (1.83%) HTTP
2 2 (1.22%) DSL
2 2 (1.22%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (1.22%) SNMP
2 2 (1.22%) SSL
2 2 (1.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.61%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.63%) NoSQL
2 20 (12.20%) Relational Database
3 12 (7.32%) RDBMS
4 8 (4.88%) MongoDB
5 7 (4.27%) MySQL
5 7 (4.27%) Oracle Database
5 7 (4.27%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (3.66%) Big Data
6 6 (3.66%) SQL Server
7 4 (2.44%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (1.83%) DB2
9 2 (1.22%) HBase
9 2 (1.22%) MariaDB
9 2 (1.22%) Sqoop
10 1 (0.61%) NuoDB
Development Applications
1 44 (26.83%) Jenkins
2 33 (20.12%) Maven
3 32 (19.51%) Git (software)
4 20 (12.20%) JIRA
5 17 (10.37%) IntelliJ
5 17 (10.37%) Selenium
5 17 (10.37%) Sonatype Nexus
6 14 (8.54%) JUnit
7 12 (7.32%) JMeter
8 9 (5.49%) Eclipse
9 7 (4.27%) Cucumber
9 7 (4.27%) Gradle
9 7 (4.27%) Mockito
10 6 (3.66%) webpack
11 5 (3.05%) Bitbucket
11 5 (3.05%) gulp
11 5 (3.05%) Vagrant
12 3 (1.83%) Gatling
12 3 (1.83%) GitLab
12 3 (1.83%) SonarQube
General
1 42 (25.61%) Finance
2 19 (11.59%) Banking
3 8 (4.88%) Retail
4 4 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.83%) Electronics
5 3 (1.83%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.22%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.22%) Games
6 2 (1.22%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 121 (73.78%) Developer
2 104 (63.41%) Java Developer
3 19 (11.59%) Full Stack Developer
4 18 (10.98%) Senior Developer
5 17 (10.37%) Senior Java Developer
6 11 (6.71%) Tester
7 10 (6.10%) React Developer
8 9 (5.49%) Automation Tester
9 8 (4.88%) QA Tester
10 7 (4.27%) Backend Developer
11 6 (3.66%) QA Automation Tester
12 5 (3.05%) Analyst
12 5 (3.05%) Technical Leader
13 4 (2.44%) Contracts Manager
13 4 (2.44%) Engineering Manager
13 4 (2.44%) Java Engineer
13 4 (2.44%) Lead Developer
13 4 (2.44%) Software Engineer
13 4 (2.44%) Test Analyst
14 3 (1.83%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (70.73%) Spring
2 63 (38.41%) Spring Boot
3 40 (24.39%) JSON
4 34 (20.73%) REST
5 32 (19.51%) RESTful
6 28 (17.07%) HTML
7 23 (14.02%) Spring Cloud
8 22 (13.41%) AngularJS
9 21 (12.80%) React
10 20 (12.20%) Hibernate
11 19 (11.59%) J2EE
12 15 (9.15%) Kafka
13 14 (8.54%) Node.js
14 13 (7.93%) CSS
14 13 (7.93%) XML
15 12 (7.32%) Akka
15 12 (7.32%) Spring MVC
15 12 (7.32%) XHTML
16 11 (6.71%) Java EE
17 8 (4.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.93%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (6.10%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (5.49%) Client/Server
4 7 (4.27%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.05%) Replication
5 5 (3.05%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.22%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.22%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.61%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.61%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.61%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 36 (21.95%) Linux
2 12 (7.32%) Unix
3 8 (4.88%) Windows
4 5 (3.05%) Android
5 4 (2.44%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.61%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (56.71%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (41.46%) TDD
3 53 (32.32%) Microservices
4 51 (31.10%) Scrum
5 44 (26.83%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (25.00%) BDD
7 25 (15.24%) Continuous Delivery
8 22 (13.41%) DevOps
9 21 (12.80%) Kanban
10 18 (10.98%) Unit Testing
11 16 (9.76%) MVC
11 16 (9.76%) SOA
12 15 (9.15%) Test Automation
13 12 (7.32%) QA Automation
13 12 (7.32%) Validation
14 10 (6.10%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (6.10%) Information Security
14 10 (6.10%) OO
14 10 (6.10%) Web Development
15 9 (5.49%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 162 (98.78%) Java
2 51 (31.10%) JavaScript
3 37 (22.56%) SQL
4 12 (7.32%) TypeScript
5 9 (5.49%) Shell Script
6 6 (3.66%) C++
6 6 (3.66%) PHP
7 4 (2.44%) Groovy
7 4 (2.44%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.44%) Python
8 3 (1.83%) ES6
8 3 (1.83%) Kotlin
9 2 (1.22%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.22%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.22%) C
9 2 (1.22%) Java 9
9 2 (1.22%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.61%) Korn
10 1 (0.61%) Perl
10 1 (0.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (3.05%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.44%) Degree
3 3 (1.83%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.22%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.61%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.54%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) PMO
System Software
1 36 (21.95%) Docker
2 4 (2.44%) HDFS
3 2 (1.22%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 13 (7.93%) Kubernetes
2 9 (5.49%) Ansible
3 8 (4.88%) Puppet
4 7 (4.27%) Terraform
5 6 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.83%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (1.83%) Kibana
6 3 (1.83%) logstash
7 2 (1.22%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (1.22%) Graphite
7 2 (1.22%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.61%) Grafana
8 1 (0.61%) Nagios
8 1 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.61%) StatsD
Vendors
1 14 (8.54%) Oracle
2 4 (2.44%) Google
2 4 (2.44%) Red Hat
3 3 (1.83%) Atlassian
3 3 (1.83%) IBM
3 3 (1.83%) New Relic
4 2 (1.22%) Apple
4 2 (1.22%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (1.22%) Hortonworks
4 2 (1.22%) SAP
4 2 (1.22%) Sun
4 2 (1.22%) Zend
5 1 (0.61%) Adobe
5 1 (0.61%) Dell
5 1 (0.61%) Rackspace
5 1 (0.61%) Talend