Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
England > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 10 19
Rank change year-on-year +2 +9 +2
Contract jobs citing Java 1793 1702 1525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.66% 10.23% 7.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.27% 29.02% 22.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1130 1061 1018
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +7.14%
10th Percentile £338 £300 £305
90th Percentile £594 £570 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 33 51
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £22.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -43.75% +10.34%
10th Percentile £31.50 £11.40 £34.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £49.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.14 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.72% -7.16% +14.29%

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 5923 5865 6743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 35.20% 35.24% 34.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3668 3576 4184
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 220 252
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.80% +7.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.49 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.13 £53.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +21.79%

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 24 November 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 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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -1 924 £463 +2.78% 137
Buckinghamshire +3 466 £400 +1.91% 22
Surrey +11 372 £488 +8.33% 53
Berkshire -13 232 £480 +17.07% 60
Oxfordshire -1 226 £508 +6.84% 55
Hampshire -3 224 £400 -8.57% 41
West Sussex 0 163 £463 -2.63% 8
East Sussex -7 52 £525 +16.80% 9
Middlesex -14 16 £500 +33.33%
Kent -19 16 £638 +13.33% 4
Sussex +3 9 £463 +24.16% 3
Home Counties 0 6 £325 -26.14%
M4 Corridor +1 1 £300 -
Java
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 912 (50.86%) Agile Software Development
2 583 (32.52%) Spring
3 436 (24.32%) SQL
4 429 (23.93%) Linux
5 420 (23.42%) JavaScript
6 416 (23.20%) Git (software)
7 403 (22.48%) Scrum
8 397 (22.14%) TDD
9 394 (21.97%) Web Services
10 366 (20.41%) Jenkins
11 359 (20.02%) Oracle
12 338 (18.85%) REST
13 323 (18.01%) Microservices
14 314 (17.51%) HTML
15 307 (17.12%) Finance
16 293 (16.34%) Continuous Integration
17 285 (15.90%) Test Automation
18 280 (15.62%) CSS
19 266 (14.84%) Maven
20 264 (14.72%) RESTful
21 256 (14.28%) Amazon AWS
21 256 (14.28%) AngularJS
22 255 (14.22%) SOAP
23 239 (13.33%) DevOps
24 233 (12.99%) Docker
25 228 (12.72%) Unix
26 225 (12.55%) BDD
27 219 (12.21%) XML
27 219 (12.21%) Spring Boot
28 218 (12.16%) 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
1 132 (7.36%) Apache
2 130 (7.25%) Tomcat
3 104 (5.80%) Confluence
4 103 (5.74%) Apache Spark
5 84 (4.68%) JBoss
6 83 (4.63%) WebLogic
7 81 (4.52%) Cloud Foundry
8 77 (4.29%) WebSphere
9 57 (3.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 39 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
11 29 (1.62%) CMS
12 27 (1.51%) Liferay
13 22 (1.23%) Drupal
13 22 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
14 21 (1.17%) SAS
15 20 (1.12%) Apache Solr
15 20 (1.12%) IIS
16 17 (0.95%) OpenStack
17 15 (0.84%) GemFire
17 15 (0.84%) GlassFish
Applications
1 12 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.56%) Pipeline Pilot
4 8 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.056%) GNU Octave
7 1 (0.056%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
1 18 (1.00%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (0.56%) SAP Hybris
3 7 (0.39%) Magento
4 5 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.22%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle CRM On Demand
7 2 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.11%) Sprinklr
7 2 (0.11%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.056%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.056%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.056%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.056%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 256 (14.28%) Amazon AWS
2 97 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (4.07%) OpenShift
4 70 (3.90%) PaaS
5 60 (3.35%) GitHub
6 25 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
7 23 (1.28%) Google Analytics
7 23 (1.28%) SaaS
8 21 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
9 20 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
9 20 (1.12%) Serverless
10 18 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
11 17 (0.95%) npm
12 16 (0.89%) Amazon S3
12 16 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
13 14 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
14 11 (0.61%) Bluemix
14 11 (0.61%) IBM Cloud
15 9 (0.50%) Amazon Glacier
15 9 (0.50%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 98 (5.47%) HTTP
2 50 (2.79%) Internet
3 35 (1.95%) TCP/IP
4 34 (1.90%) SSL
5 21 (1.17%) LDAP
6 18 (1.00%) Intranet
7 15 (0.84%) Firewall
8 14 (0.78%) FTP
9 13 (0.73%) PuTTY
9 13 (0.73%) WinSCP
10 10 (0.56%) AMQP
10 10 (0.56%) Kerberos
10 10 (0.56%) SMTP
11 9 (0.50%) Network Security
11 9 (0.50%) Wireshark
12 8 (0.45%) LTE
12 8 (0.45%) VoLTE
12 8 (0.45%) VPN
13 7 (0.39%) VoWiFi
13 7 (0.39%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 132 (7.36%) MongoDB
3 124 (6.92%) Hadoop
4 120 (6.69%) Oracle Database
5 119 (6.64%) Big Data
6 109 (6.08%) NoSQL
7 102 (5.69%) MySQL
8 92 (5.13%) Relational Database
9 82 (4.57%) PostgreSQL
10 60 (3.35%) Redis
11 53 (2.96%) HBase
12 47 (2.62%) Apache Hive
13 35 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
14 34 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
14 34 (1.90%) Oracle Database 12c
15 30 (1.67%) RDBMS
16 28 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
17 27 (1.51%) Oracle Database 10g
17 27 (1.51%) Sqoop
18 23 (1.28%) DB2
Development Applications
1 416 (23.20%) Git (software)
2 366 (20.41%) Jenkins
3 266 (14.84%) Maven
4 218 (12.16%) JIRA
5 207 (11.54%) JUnit
6 173 (9.65%) Selenium
7 160 (8.92%) Subversion
8 137 (7.64%) Eclipse
9 101 (5.63%) Ant
10 99 (5.52%) Cucumber
11 79 (4.41%) IntelliJ
12 73 (4.07%) Gradle
13 71 (3.96%) Mockito
14 58 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
15 51 (2.84%) Bitbucket
16 48 (2.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 47 (2.62%) SoapUI
18 43 (2.40%) Sonatype Nexus
19 38 (2.12%) WebDriver
20 33 (1.84%) gulp
General
1 307 (17.12%) Finance
2 181 (10.09%) Banking
3 48 (2.68%) Telecoms
4 40 (2.23%) Publishing
5 34 (1.90%) Retail
6 22 (1.23%) Marketing
7 19 (1.06%) Retail Banking
8 18 (1.00%) Financial Institution
9 16 (0.89%) Electronics
10 12 (0.67%) Automotive
11 8 (0.45%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.39%) Games
12 7 (0.39%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
13 6 (0.33%) Spanish Language
14 5 (0.28%) French Language
14 5 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.17%) Advertising
15 3 (0.17%) Billing
15 3 (0.17%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1109 (61.85%) Developer
2 732 (40.83%) Java Developer
3 131 (7.31%) Senior Developer
4 104 (5.80%) Senior Java Developer
5 99 (5.52%) Architect
6 88 (4.91%) Analyst
7 79 (4.41%) DevOps Engineer
8 66 (3.68%) Consultant
9 64 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
10 58 (3.23%) Scala Developer
11 55 (3.07%) Java Engineer
12 54 (3.01%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 51 (2.84%) Angular Developer
14 50 (2.79%) Agile Developer
15 49 (2.73%) AWS Developer
16 48 (2.68%) Tester
17 43 (2.40%) Software Engineer
18 42 (2.34%) Applications Developer
19 40 (2.23%) Software Developer
20 39 (2.18%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 583 (32.52%) Spring
2 394 (21.97%) Web Services
3 338 (18.85%) REST
4 314 (17.51%) HTML
5 280 (15.62%) CSS
6 264 (14.72%) RESTful
7 256 (14.28%) AngularJS
8 255 (14.22%) SOAP
9 219 (12.21%) Spring Boot
9 219 (12.21%) XML
10 207 (11.54%) J2EE
10 207 (11.54%) JSON
11 195 (10.88%) Hibernate
12 170 (9.48%) Node.js
13 147 (8.20%) HTML5
14 136 (7.59%) .NET
15 122 (6.80%) Java EE
16 120 (6.69%) jQuery
17 111 (6.19%) React
18 93 (5.19%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 71 (3.96%) User Experience
2 65 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (3.12%) Computer Science
3 56 (3.12%) Greenfield Project
4 45 (2.51%) Mobile App
5 44 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
6 26 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
6 26 (1.45%) Virtual Team
7 19 (1.06%) Cloud Native
8 15 (0.84%) Client/Server
8 15 (0.84%) Public Cloud
8 15 (0.84%) Replication
9 12 (0.67%) Algorithms
9 12 (0.67%) Clustering
10 11 (0.61%) Mainframe
11 10 (0.56%) DataPower
11 10 (0.56%) Life Science
12 9 (0.50%) Data Centre
12 9 (0.50%) Data Structures
13 8 (0.45%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 429 (23.93%) Linux
2 228 (12.72%) Unix
3 151 (8.42%) Windows
4 83 (4.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 54 (3.01%) Android
6 37 (2.06%) Windows Server
7 35 (1.95%) Mac OS X
8 27 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (1.45%) Apple iOS
10 25 (1.39%) Solaris
11 22 (1.23%) Ubuntu
12 21 (1.17%) CentOS
13 15 (0.84%) Debian
14 12 (0.67%) Windows 7
15 11 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (0.45%) AIX
17 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
18 5 (0.28%) Windows XP
19 4 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
19 4 (0.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 912 (50.86%) Agile Software Development
2 403 (22.48%) Scrum
3 397 (22.14%) TDD
4 323 (18.01%) Microservices
5 293 (16.34%) Continuous Integration
6 285 (15.90%) Test Automation
7 239 (13.33%) DevOps
8 225 (12.55%) BDD
9 188 (10.49%) Unit Testing
10 160 (8.92%) SOA
11 150 (8.37%) Kanban
12 130 (7.25%) OO
13 129 (7.19%) Web Development
14 127 (7.08%) Open Source
15 118 (6.58%) MVC
16 117 (6.53%) Software Engineering
17 116 (6.47%) Configuration Management
18 93 (5.19%) SDLC
19 89 (4.96%) Mentoring
20 88 (4.91%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 436 (24.32%) SQL
2 420 (23.42%) JavaScript
3 168 (9.37%) Python
4 140 (7.81%) Ruby
5 138 (7.70%) C#
6 132 (7.36%) Scala
7 66 (3.68%) PL/SQL
8 54 (3.01%) Perl
9 53 (2.96%) PHP
10 50 (2.79%) C++
10 50 (2.79%) Groovy
11 49 (2.73%) Go
11 49 (2.73%) Shell Script
12 41 (2.29%) T-SQL
13 38 (2.12%) PowerShell
14 33 (1.84%) C
15 28 (1.56%) Bash Shell
16 24 (1.34%) Apple Swift
17 18 (1.00%) XPath
18 16 (0.89%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 109 (6.08%) Degree
2 99 (5.52%) Security Cleared
3 78 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 16 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (0.84%) ISEB
6 12 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (0.67%) PhD
7 11 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (0.56%) ISTQB
8 10 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
9 8 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (0.33%) Sun Certification
11 5 (0.28%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.28%) RHCE
12 4 (0.22%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.22%) RHCSA
13 3 (0.17%) CISSP
13 3 (0.17%) OSCP
13 3 (0.17%) PMP
14 2 (0.11%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (8.25%) QA
2 14 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.61%) RosettaNet
4 8 (0.45%) GDPR
4 8 (0.45%) SLA
5 7 (0.39%) GCP
6 4 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.17%) WCAG
8 2 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.11%) ISO 8583
8 2 (0.11%) WAI
9 1 (0.056%) AS 2805
System Software
1 233 (12.99%) Docker
2 52 (2.90%) HDFS
3 37 (2.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 35 (1.95%) Active Directory
5 25 (1.39%) Apache Flume
6 14 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (0.73%) vSphere
8 10 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.22%) XenApp
10 3 (0.17%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.17%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.11%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.11%) Gluster
11 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.11%) Varnish
12 1 (0.056%) OpenAM
12 1 (0.056%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 167 (9.31%) Puppet
2 140 (7.81%) Ansible
3 103 (5.74%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (1.73%) Hadoop YARN
4 31 (1.73%) Kubernetes
5 23 (1.28%) Oozie
6 21 (1.17%) Kibana
7 20 (1.12%) Terraform
8 19 (1.06%) Grafana
9 12 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (0.56%) Salt
11 9 (0.50%) logstash
11 9 (0.50%) Nagios
12 8 (0.45%) Consul
12 8 (0.45%) NetBackup
13 7 (0.39%) Ambari
13 7 (0.39%) ZABBIX
14 6 (0.33%) Mesos
14 6 (0.33%) SELinux
15 5 (0.28%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 359 (20.02%) Oracle
2 119 (6.64%) Microsoft
3 86 (4.80%) IBM
4 85 (4.74%) Red Hat
5 57 (3.18%) Google
6 55 (3.07%) HP
7 47 (2.62%) webMethods
8 44 (2.45%) SAP
9 39 (2.18%) Cloudera
9 39 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
10 35 (1.95%) VMware
11 30 (1.67%) MuleSoft
12 23 (1.28%) Talend
13 21 (1.17%) Software AG
14 20 (1.12%) WSO2
15 19 (1.06%) Atlassian
15 19 (1.06%) Workday
16 17 (0.95%) hybris
17 15 (0.84%) Citrix
18 14 (0.78%) Tableau