Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 147 183 261
Rank change year-on-year +36 +78 +93
Contract jobs citing Java 8 263 226 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.69% 1.35% 0.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.39% 3.60% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 160 71
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £381 £375 £350
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
England median daily rate £538 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +4.88% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 1
South East median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £52.00 £45.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £45.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% -

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 5,997 6,271 5,231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 38.54% 37.35% 33.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,833 3,815 3,107
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £588 £566 £538
England median daily rate £480 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +1.05% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 158 185
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £21.09 £18.57 £16.70
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £57.79
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +5.81%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 +50 94 £468 +16.88% 4
Thames Valley +22 83 £463 +2.78% 20
Surrey +22 61 £500 - 7
Berkshire -13 45 £456 +1.39% 9
Buckinghamshire +33 29 £315 -30.00% 6
West Sussex -25 13 £505 +5.21% 1
Oxfordshire +21 9 £525 +5.00% 5
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Middlesex +11 1 £425 +6.25%
East Sussex -22 1 £448 +49.17% 2
Java 8
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 262 (99.62%) Java
2 173 (65.78%) Spring
3 159 (60.46%) Agile Software Development
4 93 (35.36%) Amazon AWS
5 87 (33.08%) Microservices
6 83 (31.56%) TDD
7 80 (30.42%) Spring Boot
8 77 (29.28%) Maven
9 76 (28.90%) Scrum
10 68 (25.86%) JavaScript
11 65 (24.71%) Git (software)
12 62 (23.57%) NoSQL
13 60 (22.81%) SQL
14 58 (22.05%) Continuous Integration
15 56 (21.29%) RESTful
16 55 (20.91%) Kafka
16 55 (20.91%) Jenkins
17 53 (20.15%) Docker
18 50 (19.01%) JUnit
19 49 (18.63%) Oracle
19 49 (18.63%) JIRA
20 47 (17.87%) REST
21 46 (17.49%) Finance
21 46 (17.49%) JSON
22 44 (16.73%) Hibernate
23 43 (16.35%) MVC
24 42 (15.97%) HTML
24 42 (15.97%) Linux
25 41 (15.59%) AngularJS
26 39 (14.83%) React

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 31 (11.79%) Confluence
2 30 (11.41%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (7.22%) CMS
4 17 (6.46%) WebLogic
5 16 (6.08%) Tomcat
6 14 (5.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 11 (4.18%) Apache Solr
7 11 (4.18%) WebSphere
8 10 (3.80%) Apache Spark
8 10 (3.80%) OpenStack
9 7 (2.66%) JBoss
10 6 (2.28%) Apache
10 6 (2.28%) Mule
10 6 (2.28%) Oracle Service Bus
10 6 (2.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (1.90%) Magnolia
12 1 (0.38%) Mendix
Business Applications
1 3 (1.14%) Infor M3
1 3 (1.14%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 93 (35.36%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (8.37%) Amazon SQS
2 22 (8.37%) AWS Lambda
2 22 (8.37%) Serverless
3 20 (7.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 15 (5.70%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (5.70%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (4.94%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 13 (4.94%) Amazon S3
5 13 (4.94%) CloudFront
6 6 (2.28%) GitHub
7 5 (1.90%) Yarn
8 3 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.76%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.76%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.38%) Firebase
10 1 (0.38%) PaaS
10 1 (0.38%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.42%) HTTP
2 4 (1.52%) ATM
3 3 (1.14%) SNMP
4 2 (0.76%) DSL
5 1 (0.38%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.38%) SSH
5 1 (0.38%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (23.57%) NoSQL
2 37 (14.07%) PostgreSQL
3 31 (11.79%) MySQL
4 28 (10.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 28 (10.65%) MongoDB
5 26 (9.89%) Relational Database
6 19 (7.22%) Apache Cassandra
7 16 (6.08%) Big Data
8 13 (4.94%) Oracle Database
8 13 (4.94%) RDBMS
9 10 (3.80%) SQL Server
10 8 (3.04%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (3.04%) Couchbase
11 6 (2.28%) Hadoop
12 5 (1.90%) HBase
13 3 (1.14%) Apache Hive
13 3 (1.14%) Cloud Spanner
13 3 (1.14%) NewSQL
13 3 (1.14%) Sqoop
14 2 (0.76%) Redis
Development Applications
1 77 (29.28%) Maven
2 65 (24.71%) Git (software)
3 55 (20.91%) Jenkins
4 50 (19.01%) JUnit
5 49 (18.63%) JIRA
6 34 (12.93%) IntelliJ
7 28 (10.65%) Mockito
8 21 (7.98%) Vagrant
9 15 (5.70%) Sonatype Nexus
10 12 (4.56%) Gradle
11 10 (3.80%) MSTest
11 10 (3.80%) NUnit
11 10 (3.80%) Selenium
12 9 (3.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (3.42%) Cucumber
12 9 (3.42%) git-flow
13 7 (2.66%) Bitbucket
13 7 (2.66%) Eclipse
14 6 (2.28%) Mercurial
15 5 (1.90%) Subversion
General
1 46 (17.49%) Finance
2 14 (5.32%) Banking
3 11 (4.18%) Retail
4 9 (3.42%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.04%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.04%) Marketing
6 7 (2.66%) Electronics
7 4 (1.52%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 209 (79.47%) Developer
2 187 (71.10%) Java Developer
3 47 (17.87%) Senior Developer
4 46 (17.49%) Senior Java Developer
5 19 (7.22%) Backend Developer
6 13 (4.94%) Java Engineer
6 13 (4.94%) Tester
7 12 (4.56%) Automation Tester
7 12 (4.56%) Full Stack Developer
8 11 (4.18%) AWS Developer
9 10 (3.80%) Development Team Leader
9 10 (3.80%) Java Development Team Leader
9 10 (3.80%) Java Team Leader
9 10 (3.80%) Software Engineer
9 10 (3.80%) Team Leader
10 8 (3.04%) Lead Developer
10 8 (3.04%) Node.js Developer
11 7 (2.66%) Lead Java Developer
11 7 (2.66%) Python Developer
12 6 (2.28%) E-Commerce Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (65.78%) Spring
2 80 (30.42%) Spring Boot
3 56 (21.29%) RESTful
4 55 (20.91%) Kafka
5 47 (17.87%) REST
6 46 (17.49%) JSON
7 44 (16.73%) Hibernate
8 42 (15.97%) HTML
9 41 (15.59%) AngularJS
10 39 (14.83%) React
11 36 (13.69%) Web Services
12 33 (12.55%) Node.js
13 27 (10.27%) CSS
14 24 (9.13%) JMS
14 24 (9.13%) Spring MVC
15 22 (8.37%) JPA
15 22 (8.37%) RabbitMQ
16 20 (7.60%) ActiveMQ
17 16 (6.08%) Java EE
18 14 (5.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.27%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (5.32%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.14%) Cloud Native
4 3 (1.14%) iPad
4 3 (1.14%) Replication
5 2 (0.76%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.38%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.38%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.38%) Industrial Internet of Things
6 1 (0.38%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 42 (15.97%) Linux
2 16 (6.08%) Unix
3 13 (4.94%) VMS
4 7 (2.66%) Windows
5 6 (2.28%) CentOS
6 3 (1.14%) Android
6 3 (1.14%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.76%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (60.46%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (33.08%) Microservices
3 83 (31.56%) TDD
4 76 (28.90%) Scrum
5 58 (22.05%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (16.35%) MVC
7 38 (14.45%) BDD
8 36 (13.69%) Kanban
9 30 (11.41%) DevOps
10 27 (10.27%) Software Engineering
11 23 (8.75%) OO
12 22 (8.37%) Multithreading
13 20 (7.60%) Test Automation
14 18 (6.84%) Unit Testing
15 17 (6.46%) E-Commerce
16 16 (6.08%) Migration
17 15 (5.70%) High Availability
17 15 (5.70%) Problem-Solving
17 15 (5.70%) SOA
18 14 (5.32%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 262 (99.62%) Java
2 68 (25.86%) JavaScript
3 60 (22.81%) SQL
4 15 (5.70%) PHP
5 11 (4.18%) Kotlin
6 8 (3.04%) Python
7 5 (1.90%) C++
7 5 (1.90%) Scala
8 3 (1.14%) Apex Code
8 3 (1.14%) C
8 3 (1.14%) Groovy
9 2 (0.76%) Apple Swift
9 2 (0.76%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.38%) Java 9
10 1 (0.38%) Korn
10 1 (0.38%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (3.80%) Security Cleared
2 7 (2.66%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.90%) Degree
4 4 (1.52%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.76%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.76%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.38%) ISEB
7 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.42%) QA
2 2 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.38%) PSD2
System Software
1 53 (20.15%) Docker
2 3 (1.14%) HDFS
2 3 (1.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 36 (13.69%) Ansible
2 30 (11.41%) Opscode Chef
2 30 (11.41%) Puppet
3 13 (4.94%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.90%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.76%) HP Fortify
5 2 (0.76%) Terraform
6 1 (0.38%) Kibana
6 1 (0.38%) logstash
6 1 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 49 (18.63%) Oracle
2 14 (5.32%) Adobe
3 13 (4.94%) Zend
4 9 (3.42%) Talend
5 7 (2.66%) SAP
6 6 (2.28%) Atlassian
6 6 (2.28%) Google
6 6 (2.28%) WSO2
7 5 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.14%) Spotify
9 2 (0.76%) Apple
9 2 (0.76%) HP
10 1 (0.38%) IBM
10 1 (0.38%) OpenText
10 1 (0.38%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.38%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.38%) VMware