The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Java skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java over the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java
England / South East
Rank 13 15 23
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8  
Contract jobs citing Java 754 801 711
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 9.73% 8.75% 7.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.13% 26.01% 21.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 528 406
Median daily rate £450 £425 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 19 22
Median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% -5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £49.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26%  

Java is in the programming language 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2588 3079 3269
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 33.40% 33.65% 33.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1537 2032 1877
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 120 123
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.38% +2.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £18.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.80 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Java as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Java in the South East

Java
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 in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in the South East

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in the South East over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in the South East

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in the South East

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in the South East over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Java in the South East

Java
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 within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 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
Berkshire +14 169 £450 +5.88% 56
Hampshire +1 144 £444 +16.77% 62
Buckinghamshire +2 121 £363 -3.33% 17
Surrey -4 112 £488 +8.33% 64
Oxfordshire +4 93 £464 +5.69% 51
West Sussex -3 65 £500 +5.26% 19
Middlesex +17 18 £363 -9.37%
East Sussex +19 17 £330 -16.98% 5
Kent -21 6 £388 -6.62% 5
Thames Valley - 2 £623 -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Java 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.

1 733 (50.87%) Agile Software Development
2 359 (24.91%) JavaScript
3 358 (24.84%) Spring
4 357 (24.77%) Linux
5 344 (23.87%) SQL
6 328 (22.76%) Oracle
7 289 (20.06%) Scrum
8 282 (19.57%) Web Services
9 281 (19.50%) Continuous Integration
10 270 (18.74%) Git (software)
11 268 (18.60%) TDD
12 266 (18.46%) XML
13 263 (18.25%) HTML
14 256 (17.77%) REST
15 251 (17.42%) Jenkins
16 233 (16.17%) Python
17 207 (14.37%) Maven
18 206 (14.30%) CSS
19 191 (13.25%) Finance
20 178 (12.35%) JIRA
21 175 (12.14%) Unix
22 166 (11.52%) SOAP
22 166 (11.52%) Selenium
23 162 (11.24%) Security Cleared
24 159 (11.03%) JUnit
25 154 (10.69%) J2EE
26 151 (10.48%) Tomcat
27 147 (10.20%) DevOps
28 146 (10.13%) JSON
29 143 (9.92%) Unit Testing

Java
Top Related 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
1 151 (10.48%) Tomcat
2 139 (9.65%) JBoss
3 133 (9.23%) Apache
4 88 (6.11%) WebSphere
5 85 (5.90%) WebLogic
6 61 (4.23%) Apache Spark
7 55 (3.82%) Confluence
8 54 (3.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 42 (2.91%) nginx
10 40 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
11 26 (1.80%) OpenStack
12 25 (1.73%) WebSphere Application Server
12 25 (1.73%) WebSphere Process Server
13 20 (1.39%) CMS
14 17 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 16 (1.11%) Mule
15 16 (1.11%) Sitecore CMS
16 15 (1.04%) Alfresco
17 14 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
18 13 (0.90%) ATG Dynamo
Applications
1 23 (1.60%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.18%) MS Office
3 6 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (0.42%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 25 (1.73%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (0.62%) SAP HR
3 8 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
4 7 (0.49%) Maximo
4 7 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.28%) Staffware
6 3 (0.21%) SAP PSCD
7 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.14%) Magento
7 2 (0.14%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.069%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.069%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.069%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 130 (9.02%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (4.23%) GitHub
3 38 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (1.32%) PaaS
6 18 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
7 16 (1.11%) SaaS
8 14 (0.97%) Google App Engine
9 13 (0.90%) Google Compute Engine
10 11 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
10 11 (0.76%) Google Analytics
11 10 (0.69%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.69%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 6 (0.42%) Force.com
13 5 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.35%) Boomi
13 5 (0.35%) IaaS
13 5 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
13 5 (0.35%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 95 (6.59%) HTTP
2 44 (3.05%) TCP/IP
3 31 (2.15%) Internet
4 23 (1.60%) LDAP
4 23 (1.60%) SSL
5 21 (1.46%) SSH
6 20 (1.39%) DNS
7 16 (1.11%) Firewall
7 16 (1.11%) ICMP
8 15 (1.04%) LTE
9 14 (0.97%) LAN
10 12 (0.83%) GSM
11 11 (0.76%) HSPA
11 11 (0.76%) WCDMA
12 9 (0.62%) HTTPS
12 9 (0.62%) WAN
13 8 (0.56%) SNMP
14 7 (0.49%) FTP
14 7 (0.49%) Intranet
14 7 (0.49%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (7.49%) Hadoop
2 99 (6.87%) Big Data
3 92 (6.38%) MongoDB
4 89 (6.18%) Oracle Database
5 88 (6.11%) NoSQL
5 88 (6.11%) SQL Server
6 79 (5.48%) MySQL
7 67 (4.65%) Relational Database
8 50 (3.47%) PostgreSQL
9 44 (3.05%) Apache Hive
10 38 (2.64%) HBase
11 30 (2.08%) Impala
12 29 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
13 28 (1.94%) RDBMS
14 22 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
15 21 (1.46%) Sqoop
16 20 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
17 19 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
18 15 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
19 14 (0.97%) DB2
Development Applications
1 270 (18.74%) Git (software)
2 251 (17.42%) Jenkins
3 207 (14.37%) Maven
4 178 (12.35%) JIRA
5 166 (11.52%) Selenium
6 159 (11.03%) JUnit
7 108 (7.49%) Subversion
8 107 (7.43%) Eclipse
9 104 (7.22%) Cucumber
10 88 (6.11%) Gradle
11 85 (5.90%) Ant
12 63 (4.37%) Mockito
13 51 (3.54%) WebDriver
14 46 (3.19%) IntelliJ
15 43 (2.98%) Bitbucket
16 41 (2.85%) SoapUI
17 37 (2.57%) JMeter
18 33 (2.29%) Talend Open Studio
19 24 (1.67%) ProC
19 24 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 191 (13.25%) Finance
2 83 (5.76%) Banking
3 57 (3.96%) Publishing
4 54 (3.75%) Telecoms
5 39 (2.71%) Retail
6 19 (1.32%) Marketing
7 13 (0.90%) Legal
8 10 (0.69%) Electronics
8 10 (0.69%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.62%) Spanish Language
10 8 (0.56%) Games
10 8 (0.56%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.49%) Back Office
11 7 (0.49%) Law
12 5 (0.35%) Advertising
12 5 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.28%) Korean Language
14 3 (0.21%) Automotive
14 3 (0.21%) Billing
14 3 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 852 (59.13%) Developer
2 528 (36.64%) Java Developer
3 109 (7.56%) Architect
4 89 (6.18%) Senior Developer
5 86 (5.97%) Analyst
6 69 (4.79%) Java Engineer
7 68 (4.72%) Software Engineer
8 67 (4.65%) Senior Java Developer
9 62 (4.30%) JavaScript Developer
10 60 (4.16%) Scala Developer
11 58 (4.02%) Consultant
12 55 (3.82%) Agile Developer
13 52 (3.61%) Agile Java Developer
14 49 (3.40%) Test Analyst
15 48 (3.33%) Tester
16 41 (2.85%) Software Developer
17 40 (2.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 37 (2.57%) Java Software Developer
19 35 (2.43%) Android Developer
20 34 (2.36%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 358 (24.84%) Spring
2 282 (19.57%) Web Services
3 266 (18.46%) XML
4 263 (18.25%) HTML
5 256 (17.77%) REST
6 206 (14.30%) CSS
7 166 (11.52%) SOAP
8 154 (10.69%) J2EE
9 146 (10.13%) JSON
10 141 (9.78%) Java EE
11 130 (9.02%) Hibernate
12 116 (8.05%) RESTful
13 108 (7.49%) AngularJS
14 92 (6.38%) JMS
15 85 (5.90%) HTML5
16 84 (5.83%) .NET
17 78 (5.41%) Node.js
18 74 (5.14%) Spring Boot
19 69 (4.79%) jQuery
20 68 (4.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 61 (4.23%) Mobile App
2 55 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (3.19%) Computer Science
4 44 (3.05%) User Experience
5 31 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
6 28 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (1.11%) Mobile Banking
8 15 (1.04%) Management Information System
9 14 (0.97%) Data Centre
9 14 (0.97%) Smart Meter
10 13 (0.90%) Client/Server
11 11 (0.76%) Algorithms
11 11 (0.76%) Mainframe
11 11 (0.76%) PKI
12 8 (0.56%) Data Structures
12 8 (0.56%) Replication
12 8 (0.56%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.35%) Clustering
13 5 (0.35%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.35%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 357 (24.77%) Linux
2 175 (12.14%) Unix
3 128 (8.88%) Windows
4 70 (4.86%) Android
5 61 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 37 (2.57%) Ubuntu
7 32 (2.22%) CentOS
8 24 (1.67%) AIX
9 23 (1.60%) Debian
10 19 (1.32%) Solaris
11 18 (1.25%) Apple iOS
12 17 (1.18%) Windows Server
13 11 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (0.62%) Windows 7
15 7 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
16 5 (0.35%) MVS
17 4 (0.28%) SUSE
17 4 (0.28%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.28%) zOS
18 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 733 (50.87%) Agile Software Development
2 289 (20.06%) Scrum
3 281 (19.50%) Continuous Integration
4 268 (18.60%) TDD
5 147 (10.20%) DevOps
6 143 (9.92%) Unit Testing
7 139 (9.65%) BDD
8 136 (9.44%) Open Source
9 124 (8.61%) Software Engineering
10 120 (8.33%) Microservices
11 114 (7.91%) MVC
12 108 (7.49%) OO
13 102 (7.08%) SDLC
14 99 (6.87%) SOA
15 88 (6.11%) E-Commerce
16 85 (5.90%) Web Development
17 83 (5.76%) Automated Testing
18 80 (5.55%) Configuration Management
19 74 (5.14%) Pair Programming
20 73 (5.07%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 359 (24.91%) JavaScript
2 344 (23.87%) SQL
3 233 (16.17%) Python
4 131 (9.09%) Scala
5 122 (8.47%) Ruby
6 105 (7.29%) C#
7 91 (6.32%) C++
8 87 (6.04%) Groovy
9 77 (5.34%) Perl
10 67 (4.65%) C
11 64 (4.44%) PHP
12 58 (4.02%) PL/SQL
13 49 (3.40%) Bash Shell
14 42 (2.91%) Shell Script
15 24 (1.67%) Apple Swift
16 22 (1.53%) Objective-C
17 20 (1.39%) VB
18 17 (1.18%) T-SQL
19 14 (0.97%) PowerShell
20 13 (0.90%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 162 (11.24%) Security Cleared
2 118 (8.19%) SC Cleared
3 82 (5.69%) Degree
4 24 (1.67%) ISEB
5 22 (1.53%) ISTQB
6 16 (1.11%) DV Cleared
7 15 (1.04%) RHCSA
8 14 (0.97%) CISSP
8 14 (0.97%) RHCE
9 11 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (0.49%) Sun Certification
11 6 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 4 (0.28%) CCIE
13 4 (0.28%) CompTIA Security+
13 4 (0.28%) Security+ Certification
13 4 (0.28%) VCDX
14 3 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.21%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (7.29%) QA
2 15 (1.04%) PCI DSS
3 13 (0.90%) SLA
4 12 (0.83%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.76%) SDET
6 6 (0.42%) PA-DSS
7 3 (0.21%) PMO
7 3 (0.21%) WAI
7 3 (0.21%) WCAG
8 2 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.14%) GDPR
8 2 (0.14%) HL7
8 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.069%) JSP 440
System Software
1 112 (7.77%) Docker
2 28 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.53%) HDFS
4 19 (1.32%) Active Directory
5 10 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 9 (0.62%) vSphere
7 8 (0.56%) vCloud
8 7 (0.49%) Apache Flume
9 4 (0.28%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.21%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.14%) Corosync
11 2 (0.14%) Samba
11 2 (0.14%) Shibboleth
11 2 (0.14%) Varnish
11 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.069%) iptables
Systems Management
1 69 (4.79%) Puppet
2 57 (3.96%) Ansible
3 34 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (1.60%) SELinux
5 20 (1.39%) Oozie
6 15 (1.04%) logstash
7 12 (0.83%) Hadoop YARN
7 12 (0.83%) Kibana
8 9 (0.62%) Grafana
8 9 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (0.56%) Kubernetes
10 7 (0.49%) Cobbler
10 7 (0.49%) HP Fortify
10 7 (0.49%) vRealize
11 5 (0.35%) Consul
11 5 (0.35%) Terraform
12 4 (0.28%) Fluentd
12 4 (0.28%) Graphite
12 4 (0.28%) Pingdom
12 4 (0.28%) Salt
Vendors
1 328 (22.76%) Oracle
2 61 (4.23%) Red Hat
3 54 (3.75%) VMware
4 52 (3.61%) Microsoft
5 46 (3.19%) Google
6 40 (2.78%) HP
7 39 (2.71%) IBM
8 33 (2.29%) Talend
9 27 (1.87%) SAP
9 27 (1.87%) Splunk
10 20 (1.39%) ATG
11 17 (1.18%) Adobe
11 17 (1.18%) Cloudera
12 16 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
12 16 (1.11%) Sitecore
13 15 (1.04%) Apple
14 14 (0.97%) Atlassian
14 14 (0.97%) Hortonworks
14 14 (0.97%) Jaspersoft
15 13 (0.90%) TIBCO
Brighton
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 14 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Good market rates
Posted: 16 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + DOE
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 15 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £475 - £525 per day + Remote Working
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: £425 - £500+ per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Square One Resources
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Rate: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 15 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
VASSIT
Rate: £0 - £85,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £1 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
VASSIT
Rate: £0 - £100,000 per year
Posted: 13 days ago
Oxfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Posted: 13 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £300 - £305 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum (3 year contract)
Posted: 4 days ago
Camberley
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago