Period
to 19 April 2019

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 6 months to 19 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
England > South East
6 months to
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 9 13
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4 0
Contract jobs citing Java 1,573 1,802 1,445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.10% 10.75% 9.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.13% 28.78% 27.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 962 1,120 846
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £338 £300
90th Percentile £608 £588 £580
England median daily rate £525 £501 £475
% change year-on-year +4.90% +5.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 18 32
South East median hourly rate £43.75 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% - +28.57%
10th Percentile £18.63 £39.38 £13.00
90th Percentile £59.25 £60.00 £75.50
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -

Java 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 6,020 6,262 5,268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 38.64% 37.34% 33.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,843 3,810 3,131
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £315 £300 £281
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 148 157 185
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 £18.75 £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
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Java as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 19 April 2019.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 19 April 2019.

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 6 months to 19 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
Thames Valley -7 537 £445 -1.11% 180
Hampshire +7 421 £475 +11.76% 47
Berkshire +2 323 £450 +5.88% 95
Surrey -1 314 £500 - 62
West Sussex -2 154 £464 -3.33% 30
Buckinghamshire -9 147 £425 -5.56% 31
East Sussex 0 89 £475 -4.23% 26
Oxfordshire -7 67 £500 +11.11% 55
Kent +15 16 £538 +34.38% 7
Middlesex +10 9 £425 -3.41% 1
Sussex +5 4 £450 +63.64%
M4 Corridor - 4 - -
Java
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Java 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.

1 811 (51.56%) Agile Software Development
2 526 (33.44%) Spring
3 390 (24.79%) SQL
4 365 (23.20%) TDD
5 359 (22.82%) JavaScript
6 348 (22.12%) Linux
7 325 (20.66%) Scrum
8 318 (20.22%) Jenkins
9 313 (19.90%) Continuous Integration
10 283 (17.99%) Git (software)
11 282 (17.93%) Oracle
12 278 (17.67%) Amazon AWS
13 263 (16.72%) Java 8
14 262 (16.66%) Python
15 261 (16.59%) DevOps
16 260 (16.53%) Microservices
17 255 (16.21%) Test Automation
18 236 (15.00%) HTML
19 225 (14.30%) Docker
20 222 (14.11%) JIRA
21 218 (13.86%) JSON
22 213 (13.54%) Finance
23 210 (13.35%) REST
24 204 (12.97%) Web Services
25 201 (12.78%) BDD
25 201 (12.78%) RESTful
26 200 (12.71%) Kafka
26 200 (12.71%) Unix
27 196 (12.46%) AngularJS
28 193 (12.27%) CSS

Java
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
1 134 (8.52%) Confluence
2 124 (7.88%) Apache
3 107 (6.80%) Apache Spark
4 101 (6.42%) WebLogic
5 95 (6.04%) Tomcat
6 80 (5.09%) WebSphere
7 73 (4.64%) JBoss
8 70 (4.45%) Elasticsearch
9 37 (2.35%) CMS
10 33 (2.10%) OpenStack
11 32 (2.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 25 (1.59%) IIS
13 21 (1.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 21 (1.34%) Apache Solr
13 21 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
14 20 (1.27%) nginx
15 16 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
16 15 (0.95%) Apache Qpid
16 15 (0.95%) Jetty
16 15 (0.95%) Jupyter
Applications
1 23 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.70%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.57%) Chatbot
6 8 (0.51%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.45%) InVision
8 6 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.76%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
3 8 (0.51%) Maximo
3 8 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.45%) SAP GRC
5 6 (0.38%) Oracle CRM
5 6 (0.38%) Oracle CRM On Demand
6 5 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.25%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.25%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.19%) Infor M3
8 3 (0.19%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.19%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
8 3 (0.19%) SAP MDG
8 3 (0.19%) SAP R/3
8 3 (0.19%) Sonata
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 278 (17.67%) Amazon AWS
2 159 (10.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 100 (6.36%) GitHub
4 59 (3.75%) PaaS
5 51 (3.24%) Serverless
6 43 (2.73%) Amazon EC2
7 42 (2.67%) AWS Lambda
8 40 (2.54%) Amazon SQS
9 39 (2.48%) OpenShift
10 35 (2.23%) Amazon S3
11 32 (2.03%) IaaS
12 27 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 27 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
13 26 (1.65%) Google Analytics
14 25 (1.59%) SaaS
15 23 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
16 20 (1.27%) Amazon EMR
17 18 (1.14%) Apigee
18 14 (0.89%) CloudFront
19 13 (0.83%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 68 (4.32%) HTTP
2 37 (2.35%) SSL
3 33 (2.10%) TCP/IP
4 15 (0.95%) MQTT
5 9 (0.57%) Skype
6 8 (0.51%) NFC
6 8 (0.51%) SMPP
7 7 (0.45%) Kerberos
7 7 (0.45%) LAN
7 7 (0.45%) RFID
8 6 (0.38%) Broadband
8 6 (0.38%) Firewall
8 6 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.32%) Network Security
9 5 (0.32%) SNMP
9 5 (0.32%) Wireshark
10 4 (0.25%) ATM
10 4 (0.25%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (0.25%) SAN
10 4 (0.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (12.21%) NoSQL
2 176 (11.19%) Big Data
3 173 (11.00%) Hadoop
4 100 (6.36%) PostgreSQL
5 97 (6.17%) SQL Server
6 96 (6.10%) MySQL
7 93 (5.91%) Relational Database
8 77 (4.90%) MongoDB
9 67 (4.26%) HBase
10 65 (4.13%) Oracle Database
11 48 (3.05%) Apache Cassandra
12 46 (2.92%) Parquet
13 44 (2.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 36 (2.29%) Apache Hive
15 30 (1.91%) Amazon RDS
15 30 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
16 26 (1.65%) DB2
17 23 (1.46%) Power BI
18 22 (1.40%) RDBMS
19 21 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 318 (20.22%) Jenkins
2 283 (17.99%) Git (software)
3 222 (14.11%) JIRA
4 162 (10.30%) Selenium
5 147 (9.35%) Maven
6 136 (8.65%) JUnit
7 113 (7.18%) Cucumber
8 71 (4.51%) Eclipse
9 66 (4.20%) Subversion
10 59 (3.75%) IntelliJ
11 58 (3.69%) Gradle
12 41 (2.61%) Mockito
13 40 (2.54%) Bitbucket
13 40 (2.54%) JMeter
14 39 (2.48%) SoapUI
15 38 (2.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 38 (2.42%) Sonatype Nexus
15 38 (2.42%) WebDriver
16 31 (1.97%) Visual Studio
17 30 (1.91%) NUnit
General
1 213 (13.54%) Finance
2 60 (3.81%) Banking
3 59 (3.75%) Telecoms
4 44 (2.80%) Retail
5 30 (1.91%) Marketing
6 14 (0.89%) Electronics
7 13 (0.83%) Automotive
7 13 (0.83%) Back Office
7 13 (0.83%) Publishing
8 12 (0.76%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.70%) Investment Banking
9 11 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (0.64%) Billing
11 9 (0.57%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.19%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.19%) Games
13 2 (0.13%) Military
14 1 (0.064%) Advertising
14 1 (0.064%) Front Office
14 1 (0.064%) Legal
Job Titles
1 906 (57.60%) Developer
2 569 (36.17%) Java Developer
3 113 (7.18%) Senior Developer
4 108 (6.87%) Architect
5 94 (5.98%) Analyst
6 77 (4.90%) Senior Java Developer
7 74 (4.70%) Tester
8 67 (4.26%) Software Engineer
9 64 (4.07%) Consultant
10 60 (3.81%) DevOps Engineer
11 54 (3.43%) Test Analyst
12 52 (3.31%) Data Engineer
13 50 (3.18%) Java Engineer
14 48 (3.05%) Automation Tester
15 46 (2.92%) Full Stack Developer
15 46 (2.92%) Test Engineer
16 39 (2.48%) Software Developer
17 38 (2.42%) Android Developer
18 37 (2.35%) Big Data Engineer
18 37 (2.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 526 (33.44%) Spring
2 236 (15.00%) HTML
3 218 (13.86%) JSON
4 210 (13.35%) REST
5 204 (12.97%) Web Services
6 201 (12.78%) RESTful
7 200 (12.71%) Kafka
8 196 (12.46%) AngularJS
9 193 (12.27%) CSS
10 173 (11.00%) Spring Boot
11 160 (10.17%) J2EE
11 160 (10.17%) XML
12 148 (9.41%) Node.js
13 124 (7.88%) Hibernate
14 117 (7.44%) .NET
15 104 (6.61%) React
16 103 (6.55%) Middleware
17 99 (6.29%) HTML5
18 96 (6.10%) SOAP
19 85 (5.40%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 88 (5.59%) Greenfield Project
2 58 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (3.62%) Mobile App
4 52 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
4 52 (3.31%) User Experience
5 47 (2.99%) Virtual Team
6 46 (2.92%) Linux Command Line
7 35 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
8 25 (1.59%) Data Centre
9 22 (1.40%) Fintech
10 20 (1.27%) Public Cloud
11 17 (1.08%) Management Information System
12 13 (0.83%) Cloud Native
12 13 (0.83%) Private Cloud
13 11 (0.70%) Algorithms
13 11 (0.70%) Client/Server
14 9 (0.57%) Clustering
14 9 (0.57%) Mainframe
15 8 (0.51%) Driving Licence
16 7 (0.45%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 348 (22.12%) Linux
2 200 (12.71%) Unix
3 120 (7.63%) Windows
4 69 (4.39%) Android
5 38 (2.42%) Apple iOS
6 31 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (1.27%) Ubuntu
8 17 (1.08%) CentOS
9 16 (1.02%) Windows Server
10 13 (0.83%) Solaris
10 13 (0.83%) VMS
11 9 (0.57%) AIX
11 9 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (0.38%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.38%) SUSE
12 6 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.25%) zOS
14 3 (0.19%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 811 (51.56%) Agile Software Development
2 365 (23.20%) TDD
3 325 (20.66%) Scrum
4 313 (19.90%) Continuous Integration
5 261 (16.59%) DevOps
6 260 (16.53%) Microservices
7 255 (16.21%) Test Automation
8 201 (12.78%) BDD
9 167 (10.62%) Software Engineering
10 135 (8.58%) Problem-Solving
11 132 (8.39%) Open Source
12 106 (6.74%) OO
13 103 (6.55%) Unit Testing
14 95 (6.04%) MVC
15 93 (5.91%) Analytics
16 87 (5.53%) SDLC
17 83 (5.28%) Kanban
18 82 (5.21%) Configuration Management
19 79 (5.02%) Migration
20 70 (4.45%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 390 (24.79%) SQL
2 359 (22.82%) JavaScript
3 263 (16.72%) Java 8
4 262 (16.66%) Python
5 122 (7.76%) C#
6 116 (7.37%) Scala
7 79 (5.02%) PHP
8 62 (3.94%) C++
9 61 (3.88%) Ruby
10 56 (3.56%) Groovy
11 50 (3.18%) Shell Script
12 44 (2.80%) PL/SQL
13 37 (2.35%) Perl
14 35 (2.23%) C
15 32 (2.03%) Apple Swift
16 28 (1.78%) PowerShell
17 27 (1.72%) Bash Shell
18 25 (1.59%) Kotlin
19 24 (1.53%) Go
19 24 (1.53%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 109 (6.93%) Degree
1 109 (6.93%) Security Cleared
2 92 (5.85%) SC Cleared
3 50 (3.18%) ISTQB
4 32 (2.03%) ISEB
5 28 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 18 (1.14%) DV Cleared
8 16 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 15 (0.95%) CISSP
10 13 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (0.76%) TOGAF Certification
12 9 (0.57%) CREST Certified
13 8 (0.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 8 (0.51%) CCSP
13 8 (0.51%) CISA
13 8 (0.51%) CISM
13 8 (0.51%) CLAS
13 8 (0.51%) IISP
13 8 (0.51%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (5.91%) QA
2 24 (1.53%) PCI DSS
3 20 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.14%) SLA
5 15 (0.95%) GDPR
6 9 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.51%) ISAE 3402
7 8 (0.51%) ISO 22301
7 8 (0.51%) ISO 31000
7 8 (0.51%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 5 (0.32%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.25%) PMO
10 2 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.13%) SEPA
11 1 (0.064%) COBIT
11 1 (0.064%) MiFID
11 1 (0.064%) PSD2
11 1 (0.064%) WAI
System Software
1 225 (14.30%) Docker
2 72 (4.58%) HDFS
3 50 (3.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 24 (1.53%) OpenAM
5 22 (1.40%) Apache Flume
6 21 (1.34%) Active Directory
7 16 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (0.51%) ISA Server
8 8 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.38%) vSphere
10 5 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.32%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.25%) Firmware
11 4 (0.25%) OpenDJ
12 3 (0.19%) NFS
13 2 (0.13%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.064%) oVirt
14 1 (0.064%) RACF
14 1 (0.064%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 143 (9.09%) Ansible
2 126 (8.01%) Puppet
3 95 (6.04%) Opscode Chef
4 92 (5.85%) Kubernetes
5 67 (4.26%) Hadoop YARN
6 30 (1.91%) Single Sign-On
7 26 (1.65%) Terraform
8 23 (1.46%) Amdocs OSS
9 21 (1.34%) Grafana
10 19 (1.21%) Kibana
11 16 (1.02%) HP ALM
12 15 (0.95%) Cobbler
13 8 (0.51%) IBM Guardium
13 8 (0.51%) Nessus
13 8 (0.51%) Oozie
13 8 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 8 (0.51%) Trend Micro Deep Security
14 6 (0.38%) HAProxy
14 6 (0.38%) nmon
14 6 (0.38%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 282 (17.93%) Oracle
2 93 (5.91%) Google
3 91 (5.79%) Microsoft
4 76 (4.83%) IBM
5 69 (4.39%) SAP
6 43 (2.73%) Salesforce.com
7 41 (2.61%) Adobe
7 41 (2.61%) webMethods
8 36 (2.29%) Red Hat
9 30 (1.91%) Atlassian
10 27 (1.72%) VMware
11 25 (1.59%) Cisco
12 24 (1.53%) ForgeRock
12 24 (1.53%) HP
13 23 (1.46%) Cramer
13 23 (1.46%) MuleSoft
14 20 (1.27%) Splunk
15 16 (1.02%) Zend
16 13 (0.83%) Cloudera
17 12 (0.76%) Dell