Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 11 15
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4 +5
Contract jobs citing Java 1,801 1,440 1,568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.90% 9.33% 8.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.09% 27.70% 25.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,121 873 1,102
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +7.78% +7.74%
10th Percentile £338 £293 £300
90th Percentile £594 £588 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 21
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £38.50 £12.48 £35.00
90th Percentile £57.75 £74.88 £51.25
England median hourly rate £41.25 £39.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.43% -1.25% +6.67%

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 5,985 5,198 6,269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 36.22% 33.69% 34.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,676 3,137 3,962
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +6.99%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £520
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 187 260
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £19.38 £15.00 £14.71
90th Percentile £51.00 £55.40 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.94%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +1 871 £450 - 272
Buckinghamshire +4 372 £443 +22.07% 47
Surrey +7 366 £500 +9.59% 81
Berkshire -4 294 £450 +5.88% 133
Hampshire +3 263 £413 -2.94% 117
Oxfordshire -3 205 £525 +10.53% 92
West Sussex +4 183 £480 -4.00% 46
East Sussex +5 58 £525 +51.41% 24
Kent -31 15 £400 -11.11% 15
Middlesex -17 10 £425 +18.06%
Home Counties - 6 £325 -
Sussex +2 4 £275 -26.17%
Java
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 870 (48.31%) Agile Software Development
2 602 (33.43%) Spring
3 461 (25.60%) SQL
4 450 (24.99%) Linux
5 395 (21.93%) JavaScript
6 389 (21.60%) Git (software)
7 377 (20.93%) TDD
8 372 (20.66%) Web Services
9 368 (20.43%) Jenkins
10 357 (19.82%) Scrum
11 356 (19.77%) Oracle
12 351 (19.49%) REST
13 321 (17.82%) Test Automation
14 311 (17.27%) Microservices
15 309 (17.16%) AngularJS
16 308 (17.10%) Continuous Integration
17 296 (16.44%) HTML
18 282 (15.66%) Finance
19 266 (14.77%) Spring Boot
20 265 (14.71%) RESTful
21 264 (14.66%) DevOps
22 262 (14.55%) CSS
23 252 (13.99%) SOAP
24 232 (12.88%) Unix
25 230 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
26 225 (12.49%) J2EE
27 223 (12.38%) Unit Testing
28 218 (12.10%) Maven
29 217 (12.05%) XML
30 216 (11.99%) Hibernate

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
1 150 (8.33%) Apache
2 148 (8.22%) Apache Spark
3 105 (5.83%) Tomcat
4 96 (5.33%) Confluence
5 93 (5.16%) WebLogic
6 73 (4.05%) WebSphere
7 72 (4.00%) JBoss
8 67 (3.72%) Elasticsearch
9 56 (3.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 55 (3.05%) Cloud Foundry
11 37 (2.05%) GlassFish
11 37 (2.05%) Liferay
12 30 (1.67%) Apache Solr
13 27 (1.50%) CMS
14 20 (1.11%) SAS
15 18 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
16 17 (0.94%) IIS
17 14 (0.78%) Apache Pig
17 14 (0.78%) nginx
18 13 (0.72%) GemFire
Applications
1 25 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.28%) Pipeline Pilot
5 5 (0.28%) SPSS
6 1 (0.056%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 28 (1.55%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (0.44%) BusinessWare
2 8 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
3 5 (0.28%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle CRM On Demand
6 2 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.056%) Magento
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.056%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.056%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.056%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.056%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 230 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (5.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (4.22%) GitHub
4 66 (3.66%) OpenShift
5 62 (3.44%) PaaS
6 34 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
7 33 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
8 30 (1.67%) Amazon S3
9 23 (1.28%) SaaS
10 22 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
11 21 (1.17%) Google Tag Manager
11 21 (1.17%) Serverless
12 20 (1.11%) Google Analytics
13 19 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
13 19 (1.05%) IaaS
14 14 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
15 13 (0.72%) Amazon Glacier
15 13 (0.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 12 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 12 (0.67%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 110 (6.11%) HTTP
2 47 (2.61%) TCP/IP
3 46 (2.55%) SSL
4 33 (1.83%) Internet
5 23 (1.28%) Firewall
6 19 (1.05%) Kerberos
7 16 (0.89%) FTP
8 14 (0.78%) PuTTY
8 14 (0.78%) WinSCP
9 10 (0.56%) DNS
9 10 (0.56%) SMTP
10 8 (0.44%) Network Security
11 6 (0.33%) AMQP
11 6 (0.33%) GSM
11 6 (0.33%) HSPA
11 6 (0.33%) LAN
11 6 (0.33%) LTE
11 6 (0.33%) VoLTE
11 6 (0.33%) VoWiFi
11 6 (0.33%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (11.05%) Big Data
2 176 (9.77%) Hadoop
3 161 (8.94%) SQL Server
4 126 (7.00%) Oracle Database
5 121 (6.72%) Relational Database
6 117 (6.50%) MongoDB
7 114 (6.33%) NoSQL
8 105 (5.83%) PostgreSQL
9 91 (5.05%) MySQL
10 84 (4.66%) HBase
11 70 (3.89%) Apache Hive
12 50 (2.78%) Oracle Database 12c
13 48 (2.67%) Sqoop
14 45 (2.50%) Data Lake
15 40 (2.22%) RDBMS
16 37 (2.05%) Impala
17 33 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
18 32 (1.78%) DB2
19 30 (1.67%) Parquet
20 29 (1.61%) Redis
Development Applications
1 389 (21.60%) Git (software)
2 368 (20.43%) Jenkins
3 218 (12.10%) Maven
4 206 (11.44%) JUnit
5 201 (11.16%) Selenium
6 187 (10.38%) JIRA
7 130 (7.22%) Subversion
8 124 (6.89%) Eclipse
9 103 (5.72%) Ant
10 101 (5.61%) Cucumber
11 84 (4.66%) Mockito
12 71 (3.94%) Gradle
13 67 (3.72%) IntelliJ
14 63 (3.50%) SoapUI
15 53 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
16 50 (2.78%) Bitbucket
17 41 (2.28%) Sonatype Nexus
18 40 (2.22%) WebDriver
19 31 (1.72%) gulp
20 30 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 282 (15.66%) Finance
2 136 (7.55%) Banking
3 46 (2.55%) Retail
4 40 (2.22%) Telecoms
5 34 (1.89%) Publishing
6 24 (1.33%) Marketing
7 21 (1.17%) Electronics
8 20 (1.11%) Retail Banking
9 14 (0.78%) Games
10 13 (0.72%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.67%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.50%) Military
13 7 (0.39%) Automotive
14 5 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
14 5 (0.28%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.28%) Law
14 5 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.17%) Billing
15 3 (0.17%) French Language
15 3 (0.17%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1,154 (64.08%) Developer
2 776 (43.09%) Java Developer
3 138 (7.66%) Senior Developer
4 110 (6.11%) Senior Java Developer
5 109 (6.05%) Architect
6 86 (4.78%) Analyst
7 76 (4.22%) Full Stack Developer
8 69 (3.83%) Lead Developer
9 66 (3.66%) Scala Developer
10 61 (3.39%) DevOps Engineer
11 60 (3.33%) Consultant
12 58 (3.22%) Java Engineer
13 57 (3.16%) Angular Developer
13 57 (3.16%) Big Data Developer
13 57 (3.16%) Lead Java Developer
14 53 (2.94%) Team Leader
15 51 (2.83%) Java Team Leader
16 43 (2.39%) Test Analyst
17 41 (2.28%) Software Engineer
18 39 (2.17%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 602 (33.43%) Spring
2 372 (20.66%) Web Services
3 351 (19.49%) REST
4 309 (17.16%) AngularJS
5 296 (16.44%) HTML
6 266 (14.77%) Spring Boot
7 265 (14.71%) RESTful
8 262 (14.55%) CSS
9 252 (13.99%) SOAP
10 225 (12.49%) J2EE
11 217 (12.05%) XML
12 216 (11.99%) Hibernate
13 213 (11.83%) JSON
14 194 (10.77%) Node.js
15 155 (8.61%) jQuery
16 151 (8.38%) HTML5
17 144 (8.00%) Kafka
18 129 (7.16%) Java EE
18 129 (7.16%) React
19 116 (6.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 102 (5.66%) Greenfield Project
2 69 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
3 65 (3.61%) User Experience
4 62 (3.44%) Analytical Skills
5 49 (2.72%) Computer Science
6 48 (2.67%) Mobile App
7 37 (2.05%) Virtual Team
8 36 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
9 25 (1.39%) Mainframe
10 23 (1.28%) Algorithms
10 23 (1.28%) Clustering
10 23 (1.28%) Public Cloud
11 20 (1.11%) Fat Client
11 20 (1.11%) Thin Client
12 13 (0.72%) PKI
13 11 (0.61%) Replication
14 10 (0.56%) DataPower
14 10 (0.56%) Fintech
15 9 (0.50%) Data Structures
16 7 (0.39%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 450 (24.99%) Linux
2 232 (12.88%) Unix
3 118 (6.55%) Windows
4 53 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 51 (2.83%) Android
6 36 (2.00%) Mac OS X
7 31 (1.72%) AIX
8 30 (1.67%) CentOS
9 22 (1.22%) Apple iOS
10 19 (1.05%) Ubuntu
10 19 (1.05%) Windows Server
11 18 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.44%) Debian
13 8 (0.44%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.39%) Solaris
15 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (0.17%) VMS
17 2 (0.11%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 870 (48.31%) Agile Software Development
2 377 (20.93%) TDD
3 357 (19.82%) Scrum
4 321 (17.82%) Test Automation
5 311 (17.27%) Microservices
6 308 (17.10%) Continuous Integration
7 264 (14.66%) DevOps
8 223 (12.38%) Unit Testing
9 190 (10.55%) BDD
10 153 (8.50%) SOA
11 133 (7.38%) MVC
12 132 (7.33%) Software Engineering
13 130 (7.22%) Kanban
14 127 (7.05%) Configuration Management
15 116 (6.44%) Open Source
16 107 (5.94%) Continuous Delivery
17 105 (5.83%) Web Development
18 101 (5.61%) OO
19 87 (4.83%) SDLC
20 85 (4.72%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 461 (25.60%) SQL
2 395 (21.93%) JavaScript
3 178 (9.88%) Python
4 172 (9.55%) Scala
5 137 (7.61%) C#
6 91 (5.05%) Ruby
7 90 (5.00%) PL/SQL
8 78 (4.33%) C++
9 70 (3.89%) Shell Script
10 53 (2.94%) Groovy
11 40 (2.22%) C
11 40 (2.22%) Perl
12 39 (2.17%) Bash Shell
13 36 (2.00%) Go
14 35 (1.94%) PHP
15 27 (1.50%) XPath
16 26 (1.44%) T-SQL
17 23 (1.28%) PowerShell
18 18 (1.00%) F#
19 17 (0.94%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 145 (8.05%) Degree
2 102 (5.66%) Security Cleared
3 80 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 25 (1.39%) Numerate Degree
5 19 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
7 15 (0.83%) ISEB
8 14 (0.78%) ISTQB
8 14 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (0.39%) PhD
11 5 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 5 (0.28%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.22%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.22%) RHCE
12 4 (0.22%) RHCSA
13 3 (0.17%) CISSP
13 3 (0.17%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.17%) OSCP
13 3 (0.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (7.72%) QA
2 13 (0.72%) GDPR
3 12 (0.67%) GCP
3 12 (0.67%) RosettaNet
4 10 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.50%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.39%) SLA
7 2 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.056%) WCAG
System Software
1 203 (11.27%) Docker
2 85 (4.72%) HDFS
3 71 (3.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 48 (2.67%) Apache Flume
5 19 (1.05%) Active Directory
5 19 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (0.78%) vSphere
7 6 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.22%) XenApp
9 3 (0.17%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.17%) NFS
9 3 (0.17%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.11%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 161 (8.94%) Puppet
2 136 (7.55%) Ansible
3 112 (6.22%) Opscode Chef
4 71 (3.94%) Hadoop YARN
5 58 (3.22%) HP ALM
6 46 (2.55%) Oozie
7 30 (1.67%) Terraform
8 29 (1.61%) Grafana
8 29 (1.61%) Kibana
9 20 (1.11%) Kubernetes
10 14 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (0.56%) Opsview
12 9 (0.50%) Salt
13 6 (0.33%) Ambari
14 5 (0.28%) Amdocs OSS
14 5 (0.28%) BladeLogic
14 5 (0.28%) Galera Cluster
14 5 (0.28%) OpenNebula
14 5 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
15 4 (0.22%) Mesos
Vendors
1 356 (19.77%) Oracle
2 99 (5.50%) Microsoft
3 85 (4.72%) webMethods
4 82 (4.55%) IBM
5 76 (4.22%) HP
6 71 (3.94%) Google
7 60 (3.33%) Cloudera
8 56 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
9 54 (3.00%) Hortonworks
10 53 (2.94%) Red Hat
11 49 (2.72%) Talend
12 47 (2.61%) SAP
13 43 (2.39%) VMware
14 27 (1.50%) Software AG
15 24 (1.33%) MapR
16 21 (1.17%) Atlassian
16 21 (1.17%) Tealium
17 17 (0.94%) Adobe
18 16 (0.89%) hybris
18 16 (0.89%) MuleSoft