Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 December 2018 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 8 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +9
Contract jobs citing Java 1,896 1,849 1,609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.29% 11.01% 9.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.39% 31.04% 28.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,161 1,163 995
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £340 £338 £300
90th Percentile £575 £593 £575
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 31 27
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +28.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £15.71 £31.25 £12.15
90th Percentile £52.75 £60.00 £49.25
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £39.63
% change year-on-year +12.50% +0.95% -0.94%

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 6,923 5,956 5,680
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 41.24% 35.47% 35.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,457 3,679 3,461
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
England median daily rate £475 £465 £425
% change year-on-year +2.15% +9.41% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 162 209
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% +9.33%
10th Percentile £23.55 £16.66 £14.90
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.00 £55.50
England median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +5.48% +1.27% +5.33%

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 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 2018. 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 -5 644 £440 -7.37% 266
Hampshire +15 466 £500 +25.00% 94
Surrey -3 382 £500 - 79
Berkshire +10 329 £440 -12.00% 122
West Sussex +2 230 £450 -5.26% 51
Buckinghamshire -9 184 £425 +0.12% 43
Oxfordshire -6 131 £450 -12.41% 101
East Sussex +8 93 £475 -9.52% 27
Kent +12 18 £525 -9.68% 25
Middlesex +17 15 £425 -3.95% 1
Sussex +6 5 £450 +22.03%
M4 Corridor +1 2 - -
Home Counties 0 1 £420 +29.23%
Java
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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.

1 952 (50.21%) Agile Software Development
2 684 (36.08%) Spring
3 508 (26.79%) TDD
4 409 (21.57%) JavaScript
5 387 (20.41%) BDD
6 379 (19.99%) Jenkins
7 357 (18.83%) SQL
8 354 (18.67%) Linux
9 351 (18.51%) Test Automation
10 344 (18.14%) Continuous Integration
11 342 (18.04%) REST
12 341 (17.99%) Oracle
13 339 (17.88%) Web Services
14 333 (17.56%) Git (software)
15 332 (17.51%) Scrum
16 330 (17.41%) Microservices
17 313 (16.51%) Amazon AWS
18 300 (15.82%) RESTful
19 295 (15.56%) NoSQL
20 291 (15.35%) Spring Boot
21 286 (15.08%) Java 8
22 277 (14.61%) DevOps
23 254 (13.40%) JSON
24 249 (13.13%) Docker
25 242 (12.76%) Hibernate
25 242 (12.76%) Python
26 235 (12.39%) Software Engineering
27 233 (12.29%) HTML
28 227 (11.97%) Finance
29 222 (11.71%) JIRA

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
1 163 (8.60%) Tomcat
2 136 (7.17%) Apache
3 129 (6.80%) Confluence
4 126 (6.65%) JBoss
5 107 (5.64%) WebLogic
6 99 (5.22%) Apache Spark
7 75 (3.96%) Elasticsearch
8 72 (3.80%) WebSphere
9 63 (3.32%) Jetty
10 43 (2.27%) MQSeries
11 36 (1.90%) CMS
12 35 (1.85%) OpenStack
13 34 (1.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 31 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 30 (1.58%) IIS
16 28 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
17 26 (1.37%) nginx
18 24 (1.27%) Apache Solr
19 18 (0.95%) NetWeaver
20 15 (0.79%) SAS
Applications
1 24 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.37%) Chatbot
4 5 (0.26%) SPSS
5 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
2 12 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
3 8 (0.42%) Maximo
3 8 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.37%) SAP CRM
5 6 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.32%) Remedy AR System
6 4 (0.21%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.16%) SAP GRC
7 3 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
7 3 (0.16%) Sonata
8 2 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.11%) Magento
8 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.11%) SAP GTS
8 2 (0.11%) SAP PSCD
8 2 (0.11%) TIBCO iProcess
8 2 (0.11%) Workday HCM
9 1 (0.053%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 313 (16.51%) Amazon AWS
2 184 (9.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 105 (5.54%) GitHub
4 43 (2.27%) Serverless
5 42 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
6 38 (2.00%) PaaS
7 37 (1.95%) Amazon SQS
8 31 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
9 30 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
10 29 (1.53%) OpenShift
11 26 (1.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 25 (1.32%) Amazon S3
13 23 (1.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 23 (1.21%) CloudFront
14 22 (1.16%) Google Analytics
15 19 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
15 19 (1.00%) IaaS
16 18 (0.95%) SuccessFactors
17 15 (0.79%) BrowserStack
17 15 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (5.12%) HTTP
2 41 (2.16%) SSL
3 35 (1.85%) TCP/IP
4 21 (1.11%) Internet
5 14 (0.74%) SNMP
6 13 (0.69%) iSCSI
7 12 (0.63%) Firewall
7 12 (0.63%) SAN
8 9 (0.47%) Skype
9 8 (0.42%) NFC
10 7 (0.37%) LAN
10 7 (0.37%) SMPP
10 7 (0.37%) WAN
10 7 (0.37%) Wireless
11 5 (0.26%) DNS
11 5 (0.26%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.26%) Kerberos
11 5 (0.26%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (0.21%) Network Security
12 4 (0.21%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (15.56%) NoSQL
2 206 (10.86%) MongoDB
3 194 (10.23%) Hadoop
4 158 (8.33%) Big Data
5 120 (6.33%) MySQL
6 101 (5.33%) Relational Database
7 100 (5.27%) SQL Server
8 95 (5.01%) PostgreSQL
9 94 (4.96%) Apache Cassandra
10 79 (4.17%) Oracle Database
11 62 (3.27%) HBase
12 44 (2.32%) Couchbase
13 30 (1.58%) Oracle Database 12c
14 28 (1.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 26 (1.37%) Parquet
16 24 (1.27%) Cloudant
16 24 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
17 23 (1.21%) Apache Hive
17 23 (1.21%) Redis
18 22 (1.16%) DB2
Development Applications
1 379 (19.99%) Jenkins
2 333 (17.56%) Git (software)
3 222 (11.71%) JIRA
4 219 (11.55%) Selenium
5 218 (11.50%) Maven
6 186 (9.81%) JUnit
7 166 (8.76%) Cucumber
8 97 (5.12%) SoapUI
9 84 (4.43%) Subversion
10 79 (4.17%) Eclipse
11 75 (3.96%) IntelliJ
12 68 (3.59%) JMeter
13 67 (3.53%) Gradle
14 45 (2.37%) SonarQube
14 45 (2.37%) WebDriver
15 38 (2.00%) Gatling
16 37 (1.95%) git-flow
16 37 (1.95%) NUnit
16 37 (1.95%) Protractor
17 34 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 227 (11.97%) Finance
2 83 (4.38%) Banking
3 48 (2.53%) Games
4 47 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 31 (1.64%) Retail
6 25 (1.32%) Back Office
6 25 (1.32%) Marketing
7 22 (1.16%) Publishing
8 15 (0.79%) Billing
9 10 (0.53%) Advertising
9 10 (0.53%) Investment Banking
9 10 (0.53%) Law
10 9 (0.47%) Legal
10 9 (0.47%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.42%) Aerospace
11 8 (0.42%) Automotive
12 6 (0.32%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.26%) Electronics
14 3 (0.16%) Avionics
14 3 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1,152 (60.76%) Developer
2 804 (42.41%) Java Developer
3 141 (7.44%) Analyst
4 128 (6.75%) Senior Developer
5 97 (5.12%) Senior Java Developer
6 95 (5.01%) Software Engineer
7 90 (4.75%) Architect
8 86 (4.54%) Test Analyst
8 86 (4.54%) Tester
9 76 (4.01%) Java Engineer
10 67 (3.53%) Test Engineer
11 62 (3.27%) Consultant
12 61 (3.22%) Software Developer
13 55 (2.90%) Scala Developer
14 51 (2.69%) Automation Tester
15 50 (2.64%) Agile Developer
16 49 (2.58%) Java Software Developer
17 45 (2.37%) Full Stack Developer
18 43 (2.27%) DevOps Engineer
19 38 (2.00%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 684 (36.08%) Spring
2 342 (18.04%) REST
3 339 (17.88%) Web Services
4 300 (15.82%) RESTful
5 291 (15.35%) Spring Boot
6 254 (13.40%) JSON
7 242 (12.76%) Hibernate
8 233 (12.29%) HTML
9 219 (11.55%) CSS
10 216 (11.39%) AngularJS
11 206 (10.86%) J2EE
12 195 (10.28%) XML
13 190 (10.02%) Kafka
14 179 (9.44%) SOAP
15 149 (7.86%) Node.js
16 112 (5.91%) HTML5
16 112 (5.91%) Play Framework
17 111 (5.85%) Spring MVC
18 106 (5.59%) Middleware
19 100 (5.27%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 199 (10.50%) Greenfield Project
2 66 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (2.37%) Mobile App
4 43 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
5 40 (2.11%) User Experience
6 35 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
7 32 (1.69%) Virtual Team
8 29 (1.53%) Algorithms
8 29 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
9 25 (1.32%) Fintech
10 18 (0.95%) Management Information System
11 16 (0.84%) Public Cloud
12 15 (0.79%) Data Centre
13 14 (0.74%) Clustering
13 14 (0.74%) Mainframe
14 9 (0.47%) Driving Licence
14 9 (0.47%) PMI
14 9 (0.47%) Smart Home
15 8 (0.42%) Blog
15 8 (0.42%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 354 (18.67%) Linux
2 182 (9.60%) Unix
3 147 (7.75%) Windows
4 55 (2.90%) Android
5 42 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 31 (1.64%) Ubuntu
7 23 (1.21%) Windows Server
8 22 (1.16%) Apple iOS
8 22 (1.16%) Solaris
9 20 (1.05%) SUSE
10 17 (0.90%) AIX
11 16 (0.84%) CentOS
12 7 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.32%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.26%) CoreOS
14 5 (0.26%) Debian
14 5 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 952 (50.21%) Agile Software Development
2 508 (26.79%) TDD
3 387 (20.41%) BDD
4 351 (18.51%) Test Automation
5 344 (18.14%) Continuous Integration
6 332 (17.51%) Scrum
7 330 (17.41%) Microservices
8 277 (14.61%) DevOps
9 235 (12.39%) Software Engineering
10 175 (9.23%) Open Source
11 168 (8.86%) MVC
12 161 (8.49%) Problem-Solving
13 145 (7.65%) OO
14 122 (6.43%) Kanban
15 120 (6.33%) SDLC
16 118 (6.22%) Unit Testing
17 104 (5.49%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 95 (5.01%) Configuration Management
19 94 (4.96%) SOA
20 93 (4.91%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 409 (21.57%) JavaScript
2 357 (18.83%) SQL
3 286 (15.08%) Java 8
4 242 (12.76%) Python
5 201 (10.60%) Scala
6 156 (8.23%) C#
7 95 (5.01%) C++
8 92 (4.85%) Ruby
9 65 (3.43%) Groovy
10 51 (2.69%) Java 9
11 44 (2.32%) C
12 41 (2.16%) PL/SQL
13 40 (2.11%) PHP
14 38 (2.00%) Shell Script
15 34 (1.79%) Perl
16 32 (1.69%) PowerShell
17 30 (1.58%) ABAP
17 30 (1.58%) Bash Shell
18 29 (1.53%) R
19 27 (1.42%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 137 (7.23%) Degree
1 137 (7.23%) Security Cleared
2 113 (5.96%) SC Cleared
3 70 (3.69%) ISTQB
4 62 (3.27%) ISEB
5 45 (2.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 36 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
7 24 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
8 19 (1.00%) Master's Degree
9 17 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (0.58%) PMI Certification
10 11 (0.58%) PMP
11 10 (0.53%) CISSP
11 10 (0.53%) DV Cleared
12 9 (0.47%) CISM
12 9 (0.47%) CREST Certified
13 8 (0.42%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 8 (0.42%) CCSP
13 8 (0.42%) CISA
13 8 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (7.23%) QA
2 15 (0.79%) GDPR
3 13 (0.69%) SLA
4 12 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.42%) ISAE 3402
6 8 (0.42%) ISO 22301
6 8 (0.42%) ISO 31000
6 8 (0.42%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 8 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.32%) PMO
8 5 (0.26%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.053%) GPG13
System Software
1 249 (13.13%) Docker
2 69 (3.64%) HDFS
3 59 (3.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 18 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
5 13 (0.69%) NFS
6 12 (0.63%) Apache Flume
7 10 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (0.47%) Active Directory
9 8 (0.42%) ISA Server
10 7 (0.37%) OpenAM
11 6 (0.32%) Firmware
11 6 (0.32%) vSphere
12 5 (0.26%) OpenDJ
13 3 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.16%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.11%) ACF2
14 2 (0.11%) KVM
14 2 (0.11%) RACF
14 2 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 179 (9.44%) Ansible
2 177 (9.34%) Puppet
3 139 (7.33%) Opscode Chef
4 76 (4.01%) Kubernetes
5 66 (3.48%) Hadoop YARN
6 62 (3.27%) Cobbler
7 28 (1.48%) Grafana
8 27 (1.42%) Terraform
9 23 (1.21%) Kibana
10 21 (1.11%) HP ALM
11 14 (0.74%) Amdocs OSS
12 13 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 13 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
13 11 (0.58%) Oozie
14 10 (0.53%) Data Guard
14 10 (0.53%) Nagios
14 10 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
14 10 (0.53%) SCOM
15 8 (0.42%) Nessus
15 8 (0.42%) SCCM
Vendors
1 341 (17.99%) Oracle
2 103 (5.43%) Google
3 96 (5.06%) Microsoft
4 84 (4.43%) SAP
5 72 (3.80%) Salesforce.com
6 67 (3.53%) IBM
7 61 (3.22%) Adobe
8 51 (2.69%) Red Hat
9 47 (2.48%) webMethods
10 37 (1.95%) Splunk
11 28 (1.48%) HP
12 22 (1.16%) Atlassian
13 19 (1.00%) Cisco
14 17 (0.90%) Ariba
14 17 (0.90%) Remedy
15 15 (0.79%) Amdocs
15 15 (0.79%) CA
15 15 (0.79%) TIBCO
15 15 (0.79%) VMware
16 14 (0.74%) Cramer