Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 2020 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 18 9
Rank change year-on-year -3 -9 +1
Contract jobs citing Java 231 1,145 1,814
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 6.70% 8.05% 11.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.68% 22.15% 27.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 689 1,169
Median daily rate £475 £463 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -1.60% +4.39%
10th Percentile £315 £349 £325
90th Percentile £587 £613 £575
England median daily rate £525 £525 £510
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 38
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.84 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +1.86% -
10th Percentile £39.30 £23.10 £19.35
90th Percentile £80.30 £60.00 £54.13
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -23.08% +1.11% +12.50%

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 1,117 5,170 6,527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.38% 36.35% 40.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 3,193 4,143
Median daily rate £463 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.35% +5.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £600 £587 £575
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 154 196
Median hourly rate £42.00 £46.50 £44.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +3.91% -0.56%
10th Percentile £14.50 £22.20 £21.25
90th Percentile £61.25 £63.95 £53.13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.27
% change year-on-year -22.22% +6.47% +5.66%

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Java as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Java in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Java in the South East

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Java in the South East over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Java in the South East

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Java in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Java in the South East

Java
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Java in the South East over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020. 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 -1 110 £475 +5.56% 102
Berkshire +3 75 £475 +5.56% 50
Hampshire -13 63 £475 -2.56% 25
West Sussex +10 34 £460 -3.16% 5
Buckinghamshire -9 29 £453 +6.50% 22
Surrey -6 13 £475 -5.00% 33
Kent +21 9 £475 +8.57% 10
Oxfordshire +5 6 £525 - 30
Sussex - 1 £550 - 1
Java
England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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 95 (41.13%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (31.17%) DevOps
3 69 (29.87%) SQL
4 59 (25.54%) Oracle
5 58 (25.11%) Python
6 57 (24.68%) Git (software)
7 53 (22.94%) Security Cleared
8 51 (22.08%) Microservices
9 48 (20.78%) SC Cleared
10 47 (20.35%) AWS
10 47 (20.35%) Web Services
11 46 (19.91%) Linux
11 46 (19.91%) JavaScript
12 44 (19.05%) Jenkins
13 43 (18.61%) Spring
14 42 (18.18%) JIRA
14 42 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
15 40 (17.32%) Test Automation
15 40 (17.32%) SOAP
16 33 (14.29%) SAP
16 33 (14.29%) XML
16 33 (14.29%) Software Engineering
17 32 (13.85%) Problem-Solving
18 31 (13.42%) Selenium
19 30 (12.99%) HTML
20 29 (12.55%) C#
20 29 (12.55%) Scrum
21 28 (12.12%) .NET
21 28 (12.12%) Azure
21 28 (12.12%) Confluence

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 28 (12.12%) Confluence
2 27 (11.69%) Apache
3 22 (9.52%) WebLogic
4 16 (6.93%) Apache Spark
4 16 (6.93%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (6.06%) Oracle Service Bus
6 11 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (3.90%) AquaLogic
8 7 (3.03%) JBoss
8 7 (3.03%) SAP EP
8 7 (3.03%) SharePoint
9 6 (2.60%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (2.60%) CMS
10 5 (2.16%) IIS
10 5 (2.16%) NetWeaver
10 5 (2.16%) Tomcat
11 4 (1.73%) nginx
12 3 (1.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (1.30%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.87%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.87%) SPSS
2 2 (0.87%) Windchill
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.43%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 11 (4.76%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (2.16%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (2.16%) SAP CRM
3 4 (1.73%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (1.30%) Magento
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.87%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.43%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.43%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.43%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 47 (20.35%) AWS
2 28 (12.12%) Azure
3 14 (6.06%) Amazon S3
4 12 (5.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 12 (5.19%) Serverless
5 11 (4.76%) AWS Lambda
5 11 (4.76%) GitHub
6 10 (4.33%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (3.90%) GCP
8 8 (3.46%) Amazon SQS
9 7 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (3.03%) OpenShift
10 6 (2.60%) AWS CloudTrail
10 6 (2.60%) AWS CodePipeline
10 6 (2.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (2.16%) AWS CodeBuild
12 4 (1.73%) Coveralls
12 4 (1.73%) Firebase
12 4 (1.73%) Power Platform
12 4 (1.73%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.90%) DNS
2 7 (3.03%) HTTP
3 5 (2.16%) Kerberos
4 4 (1.73%) iSCSI
4 4 (1.73%) SSL
5 3 (1.30%) Firewall
6 2 (0.87%) FTP
6 2 (0.87%) Internet
6 2 (0.87%) VPN
7 1 (0.43%) Broadband
7 1 (0.43%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.52%) Big Data
1 22 (9.52%) Oracle Database
1 22 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.23%) Relational Database
3 18 (7.79%) NoSQL
4 15 (6.49%) Oracle Database 11g
4 15 (6.49%) Oracle Database 12c
5 14 (6.06%) MySQL
6 11 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (4.33%) Hadoop
7 10 (4.33%) Oracle Database 10g
8 9 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (3.46%) Amazon RDS
9 8 (3.46%) RDBMS
10 7 (3.03%) MongoDB
11 5 (2.16%) SAP HANA
12 4 (1.73%) DB2
13 3 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (1.30%) Data Mining
13 3 (1.30%) GIS
Development Applications
1 57 (24.68%) Git (software)
2 44 (19.05%) Jenkins
3 42 (18.18%) JIRA
4 31 (13.42%) Selenium
5 22 (9.52%) Maven
6 20 (8.66%) Subversion
7 16 (6.93%) Cucumber
8 11 (4.76%) Eclipse
9 10 (4.33%) Ant
10 8 (3.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (3.46%) Gradle
11 7 (3.03%) JUnit
12 6 (2.60%) Bitbucket
12 6 (2.60%) CA Gen
12 6 (2.60%) SonarQube
12 6 (2.60%) Spinnaker
13 5 (2.16%) Hudson
13 5 (2.16%) Travis CI
13 5 (2.16%) WebDriver
14 4 (1.73%) SoapUI
General
1 27 (11.69%) Public Sector
2 18 (7.79%) Finance
3 10 (4.33%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.46%) Banking
5 4 (1.73%) Retail
6 3 (1.30%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.30%) Games
6 3 (1.30%) Legal
6 3 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.87%) Automotive
7 2 (0.87%) Law
7 2 (0.87%) Marketing
7 2 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.43%) Back Office
8 1 (0.43%) Electronics
8 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.43%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 89 (38.53%) Developer
2 47 (20.35%) Java Developer
3 22 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 21 (9.09%) Architect
5 15 (6.49%) Software Engineer
6 12 (5.19%) Analyst
6 12 (5.19%) Applications Developer
6 12 (5.19%) Consultant
6 12 (5.19%) Data Engineer
7 11 (4.76%) Java Engineer
7 11 (4.76%) Test Engineer
8 9 (3.90%) Security Engineer
8 9 (3.90%) Senior Developer
9 8 (3.46%) Data Architect
9 8 (3.46%) SAP Developer
10 7 (3.03%) AWS Engineer
10 7 (3.03%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (2.60%) AWS Developer
11 6 (2.60%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (20.35%) Web Services
2 43 (18.61%) Spring
3 40 (17.32%) SOAP
4 33 (14.29%) XML
5 30 (12.99%) HTML
6 28 (12.12%) .NET
7 27 (11.69%) Node.js
8 26 (11.26%) RESTful
9 23 (9.96%) REST
10 19 (8.23%) CSS
10 19 (8.23%) Spring Boot
11 17 (7.36%) JMS
12 16 (6.93%) J2EE
12 16 (6.93%) Java EE
13 15 (6.49%) React
14 13 (5.63%) XSLT
15 12 (5.19%) AngularJS
15 12 (5.19%) JSON
16 11 (4.76%) JPA
16 11 (4.76%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.03%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (3.03%) User Experience
4 6 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.16%) Data Structures
5 5 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.16%) Mainframe
5 5 (2.16%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.73%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.30%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.30%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.87%) Robotics
8 2 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.43%) Arduino
9 1 (0.43%) CMDB
9 1 (0.43%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.43%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 46 (19.91%) Linux
2 23 (9.96%) Unix
3 17 (7.36%) Android
4 16 (6.93%) Windows
5 12 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (3.46%) Apple iOS
7 6 (2.60%) Oracle Linux
7 6 (2.60%) SUSE
8 3 (1.30%) Debian
9 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.43%) CentOS
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (41.13%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (31.17%) DevOps
3 51 (22.08%) Microservices
4 42 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (17.32%) Test Automation
6 33 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 32 (13.85%) Problem-Solving
8 29 (12.55%) Scrum
9 24 (10.39%) ETL
10 18 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (7.36%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (7.36%) Test Scripting
12 16 (6.93%) Configuration Management
12 16 (6.93%) Mentoring
12 16 (6.93%) SOA
13 15 (6.49%) BDD
13 15 (6.49%) Computer Science
13 15 (6.49%) Data Modelling
13 15 (6.49%) Migration
13 15 (6.49%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 69 (29.87%) SQL
2 58 (25.11%) Python
3 46 (19.91%) JavaScript
4 29 (12.55%) C#
5 22 (9.52%) PL/SQL
5 22 (9.52%) Scala
6 21 (9.09%) C++
6 21 (9.09%) Java 8
7 18 (7.79%) Perl
8 17 (7.36%) C
9 16 (6.93%) PHP
10 13 (5.63%) PowerShell
11 12 (5.19%) VB.NET
12 11 (4.76%) Bash Shell
12 11 (4.76%) Ruby
13 9 (3.90%) Kotlin
14 8 (3.46%) Go
14 8 (3.46%) Shell Script
15 7 (3.03%) Apple Swift
15 7 (3.03%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 53 (22.94%) Security Cleared
2 48 (20.78%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.19%) Degree
4 7 (3.03%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.60%) DBS Check
6 5 (2.16%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (2.16%) ISTQB
6 5 (2.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.73%) CCNA
7 4 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.73%) JNCIA
8 3 (1.30%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.87%) MCAD
9 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.87%) PhD
10 1 (0.43%) CEH
10 1 (0.43%) CISA
10 1 (0.43%) CISM
10 1 (0.43%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.09%) QA
2 8 (3.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (3.46%) NIST
3 3 (1.30%) SLA
4 2 (0.87%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.43%) COBIT
5 1 (0.43%) COSO
5 1 (0.43%) GDPR
5 1 (0.43%) HL7
5 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (11.26%) Docker
2 6 (2.60%) HDFS
3 5 (2.16%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.73%) NFS
5 3 (1.30%) RACF
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.43%) PowerDNS
6 1 (0.43%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 22 (9.52%) Kubernetes
2 21 (9.09%) Terraform
3 15 (6.49%) Puppet
4 14 (6.06%) Ansible
5 8 (3.46%) HP ALM
5 8 (3.46%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (3.03%) HP Fortify
7 6 (2.60%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (2.16%) Istio
8 5 (2.16%) Packer
9 3 (1.30%) Kibana
9 3 (1.30%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.87%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.87%) Oozie
11 1 (0.43%) Ambari
11 1 (0.43%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.43%) Giant Swarm
11 1 (0.43%) MIIS
11 1 (0.43%) Nagios
Vendors
1 59 (25.54%) Oracle
2 33 (14.29%) SAP
3 13 (5.63%) Red Hat
4 12 (5.19%) BEA
5 10 (4.33%) IBM
5 10 (4.33%) Microsoft
6 9 (3.90%) Ariba
7 8 (3.46%) Black Duck
7 8 (3.46%) HP
7 8 (3.46%) Sonatype
8 7 (3.03%) Micro Focus
8 7 (3.03%) Qualys
9 6 (2.60%) Talend
9 6 (2.60%) TIBCO
9 6 (2.60%) Xamarin
10 5 (2.16%) Centrify
10 5 (2.16%) CyberArk
10 5 (2.16%) ForgeRock
10 5 (2.16%) MuleSoft
10 5 (2.16%) Okta