Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 167 156 157
Rank change year-on-year -11 +1 +89
Contract jobs citing Java 8 71 225 265
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.98% 1.53% 1.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.98% 4.03% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 176 194
Median daily rate £425 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.11% +2.78% -10.00%
10th Percentile £380 £383 £325
90th Percentile £563 £575 £588
England median daily rate £525 £538 £513
% change year-on-year -2.33% +4.88% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 2
Median hourly rate £58.00 £57.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.87% +27.78% -
England median hourly rate £44.50 £55.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -19.09% +22.22% -

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 2,386 5,581 6,305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.01% 38.00% 37.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,502 3,500 3,830
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £306
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
England median daily rate £500 £483 £475
% change year-on-year +3.52% +1.68% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 158 182
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.85 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.31% +7.88% -
10th Percentile £18.25 £21.25 £18.01
90th Percentile £57.70 £56.45 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -18.60% +6.17% -2.41%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Thames Valley +17 27 £438 -2.78% 3
Hampshire +5 25 £465 +3.33% 3
West Sussex +30 14 £438 -13.37% 1
Buckinghamshire +8 14 £375 +13.64% 1
Berkshire +47 12 £588 +38.24% 2
East Sussex - 3 £413 -
Surrey +20 2 £425 -15.00%
Oxfordshire +19 1 £425 -22.73%
Java 8
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 68 (95.77%) Java
2 44 (61.97%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (50.70%) Spring
4 32 (45.07%) Microservices
5 26 (36.62%) Spring Boot
6 19 (26.76%) TDD
7 18 (25.35%) CSS
8 17 (23.94%) Scrum
8 17 (23.94%) RESTful
9 15 (21.13%) Git (software)
9 15 (21.13%) JSON
10 14 (19.72%) JIRA
10 14 (19.72%) Test Automation
11 13 (18.31%) AWS
11 13 (18.31%) Confluence
11 13 (18.31%) JavaScript
11 13 (18.31%) Web Services
12 11 (15.49%) OO
12 11 (15.49%) SAP
12 11 (15.49%) Jenkins
13 10 (14.08%) AngularJS
13 10 (14.08%) Selenium
14 9 (12.68%) SAP EP
14 9 (12.68%) Web Dynpro
14 9 (12.68%) Maven
14 9 (12.68%) SQL
14 9 (12.68%) HTML
14 9 (12.68%) SAP Portal
14 9 (12.68%) DevOps
14 9 (12.68%) Serverless

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 13 (18.31%) Confluence
2 9 (12.68%) SAP EP
2 9 (12.68%) SAP Portal
3 7 (9.86%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (7.04%) CMS
5 4 (5.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (5.63%) Headless CMS
6 2 (2.82%) Apache
7 1 (1.41%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Fuse
7 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.41%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.31%) AWS
2 9 (12.68%) Serverless
3 8 (11.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 8 (11.27%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (11.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 8 (11.27%) Amazon S3
3 8 (11.27%) Amazon SQS
3 8 (11.27%) AWS Lambda
3 8 (11.27%) CloudFront
4 3 (4.23%) Azure
5 2 (2.82%) PaaS
6 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.41%) GCP
6 1 (1.41%) IaaS
6 1 (1.41%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) FTP
2 1 (1.41%) DNS
2 1 (1.41%) DSL
2 1 (1.41%) HTTP
2 1 (1.41%) Internet
2 1 (1.41%) LAN
2 1 (1.41%) SSL
2 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 5 (7.04%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (7.04%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.23%) MySQL
4 2 (2.82%) GIS
4 2 (2.82%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.82%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.41%) Big Data
5 1 (1.41%) DB2
5 1 (1.41%) HBase
5 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.41%) Redis
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (21.13%) Git (software)
2 14 (19.72%) JIRA
3 11 (15.49%) Jenkins
4 10 (14.08%) Selenium
5 9 (12.68%) Maven
6 8 (11.27%) IntelliJ
7 6 (8.45%) SoapUI
8 5 (7.04%) JMeter
8 5 (7.04%) JUnit
9 4 (5.63%) Eclipse
9 4 (5.63%) GitLab
9 4 (5.63%) Gradle
10 3 (4.23%) Cucumber
10 3 (4.23%) Postman
10 3 (4.23%) SonarQube
11 2 (2.82%) git-flow
12 1 (1.41%) Gatling
12 1 (1.41%) Geb
12 1 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (1.41%) Spock
General
1 8 (11.27%) Public Sector
2 4 (5.63%) Banking
3 3 (4.23%) Finance
4 2 (2.82%) Retail
5 1 (1.41%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Games
5 1 (1.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 55 (77.46%) Developer
2 36 (50.70%) Java Developer
3 9 (12.68%) SAP Developer
4 8 (11.27%) Portal Developer
4 8 (11.27%) SAP Portal Developer
5 4 (5.63%) Analyst
5 4 (5.63%) Senior Developer
5 4 (5.63%) Software Developer
5 4 (5.63%) Test Analyst
5 4 (5.63%) Tester
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (4.23%) Software Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Angular Developer
7 2 (2.82%) SAP EP Developer
7 2 (2.82%) Test Specialist
7 2 (2.82%) UI Specialist
8 1 (1.41%) Apache Spark Developer
8 1 (1.41%) DevOps Developer
8 1 (1.41%) Java Hadoop Developer
8 1 (1.41%) SaaS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (50.70%) Spring
2 26 (36.62%) Spring Boot
3 18 (25.35%) CSS
4 17 (23.94%) RESTful
5 15 (21.13%) JSON
6 13 (18.31%) Web Services
7 10 (14.08%) AngularJS
8 9 (12.68%) HTML
8 9 (12.68%) Web Dynpro
9 7 (9.86%) J2EE
9 7 (9.86%) XML
10 6 (8.45%) Hibernate
10 6 (8.45%) HTML5
10 6 (8.45%) JMS
10 6 (8.45%) Kafka
11 5 (7.04%) Middleware
11 5 (7.04%) REST
11 5 (7.04%) SOAP
12 4 (5.63%) CSS3
12 4 (5.63%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (4.23%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.41%) Replication
2 1 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.04%) Linux
2 3 (4.23%) Unix
3 2 (2.82%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.41%) Android
4 1 (1.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (61.97%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (45.07%) Microservices
3 19 (26.76%) TDD
4 17 (23.94%) Scrum
5 14 (19.72%) Test Automation
6 11 (15.49%) OO
7 9 (12.68%) DevOps
8 7 (9.86%) BDD
8 7 (9.86%) Customer Requirements
8 7 (9.86%) Integration Testing
8 7 (9.86%) OOP
8 7 (9.86%) Unit Testing
9 6 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (8.45%) Performance Testing
9 6 (8.45%) Process Improvement
9 6 (8.45%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 6 (8.45%) SOA
9 6 (8.45%) Software Engineering
9 6 (8.45%) Test Scripting
10 5 (7.04%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 68 (95.77%) Java
2 13 (18.31%) JavaScript
3 9 (12.68%) SQL
4 3 (4.23%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.82%) ES6
5 2 (2.82%) Scala
5 2 (2.82%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.41%) C++
6 1 (1.41%) Groovy
6 1 (1.41%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.86%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.04%) Degree
3 5 (7.04%) ISEB
3 5 (7.04%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.23%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (11.27%) Docker
2 1 (1.41%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.41%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (9.86%) Terraform
2 6 (8.45%) Ansible
3 2 (2.82%) Kibana
3 2 (2.82%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.41%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (1.41%) logstash
Vendors
1 11 (15.49%) SAP
2 7 (9.86%) IBM
3 4 (5.63%) Adobe
3 4 (5.63%) Oracle
4 2 (2.82%) Ariba
5 1 (1.41%) Google
5 1 (1.41%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.41%) Splunk
5 1 (1.41%) WSO2