The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Java SE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java SE over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 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 Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
England / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 259 267
Rank change year-on-year +15 +8  
Contract jobs citing Java SE 4 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.051% 0.075% 0.010%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.31% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
Median daily rate £325 £398 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.23% +43.24%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £391 £400
% change year-on-year -23.32% -2.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Java SE is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2105 2232 2323
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 26.75% 23.89% 23.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1265 1500 1347
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £495 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 50 50
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £60.62 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

Java SE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Java SE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Java SE in the South East

Java SE
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 SE in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java SE in the South East

Java SE
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 SE in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java SE in the South East

Java SE
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 SE within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -7 1 £325 -9.09%
Java SE
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Java SE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Java SE.

1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) RESTful
2 4 (80.00%) Mockito
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) REST
2 4 (80.00%) Spring Integration
2 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (80.00%) System Testing
2 4 (80.00%) JPA
2 4 (80.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) OWASP
2 4 (80.00%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (80.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (80.00%) PrimeFaces
2 4 (80.00%) Spring Boot
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) Spring
2 4 (80.00%) JSF
2 4 (80.00%) Ajax
2 4 (80.00%) Unix
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) Hibernate
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Tomcat

Java SE
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 4 (80.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (80.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (80.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (80.00%) Mockito
2 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
1 4 (80.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) PHP Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) RESTful
2 4 (80.00%) Ajax
2 4 (80.00%) Hibernate
2 4 (80.00%) JMS
2 4 (80.00%) JPA
2 4 (80.00%) JSF
2 4 (80.00%) JSP
2 4 (80.00%) PrimeFaces
2 4 (80.00%) REST
2 4 (80.00%) Spring
2 4 (80.00%) Spring Boot
2 4 (80.00%) Spring Integration
2 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 4 (80.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (60.00%) J2EE
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) JSON
4 1 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (80.00%) OWASP
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) System Testing
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) OOP
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
1 4 (80.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle