Period
to 5 June 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 5 June 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
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 13 9
Rank change year-on-year -3 -4 +4
Contract jobs citing Java 501 1,385 1,792
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 7.37% 9.53% 10.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.52% 25.21% 28.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 887 1,119
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £364 £336 £325
90th Percentile £625 £611 £588
England median daily rate £538 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 21
Median hourly rate £39.77 £50.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.46% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £23.00 £35.00
90th Percentile £61.25 £60.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £46.67 £42.50
% change year-on-year -25.01% +9.81% +3.66%

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 2,225 5,494 6,267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.73% 37.80% 37.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,414 3,460 3,800
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £305
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 164 180
Median hourly rate £41.14 £46.84 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.17% +10.20% -
10th Percentile £18.25 £23.15 £18.98
90th Percentile £60.13 £57.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -18.60% +4.88% -1.20%

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 5 June 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 5 June 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 5 June 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 -6 212 £475 +8.57% 46
Berkshire -7 130 £475 +10.47% 21
Hampshire -10 120 £475 +4.97% 29
Surrey -8 69 £475 -5.00% 20
Buckinghamshire -10 59 £475 +11.76% 7
West Sussex -2 55 £477 +6.00% 11
East Sussex +4 32 £450 -5.26% 3
Oxfordshire +1 23 £488 -7.14% 18
Kent +24 10 £675 +25.58% 4
Middlesex +12 2 £340 -20.00%
Java
England

For the 6 months to 5 June 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.

1 210 (41.92%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (25.15%) JavaScript
3 121 (24.15%) DevOps
4 115 (22.95%) Python
5 105 (20.96%) Spring
6 102 (20.36%) Microservices
7 99 (19.76%) Git (software)
8 98 (19.56%) Linux
9 97 (19.36%) Test Automation
10 96 (19.16%) SQL
11 91 (18.16%) Scrum
11 91 (18.16%) Security Cleared
12 90 (17.96%) AWS
13 84 (16.77%) Web Services
14 80 (15.97%) SC Cleared
15 79 (15.77%) Oracle
16 76 (15.17%) Selenium
17 71 (14.17%) JIRA
18 69 (13.77%) Jenkins
19 63 (12.57%) Node.js
19 63 (12.57%) Java 8
20 62 (12.38%) Problem-Solving
21 60 (11.98%) SOAP
22 58 (11.58%) Spring Boot
23 57 (11.38%) XML
23 57 (11.38%) RESTful
24 53 (10.58%) TDD
25 52 (10.38%) Software Engineering
25 52 (10.38%) Docker
26 51 (10.18%) Finance

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 42 (8.38%) Confluence
2 41 (8.18%) Tomcat
3 25 (4.99%) Apache
4 22 (4.39%) Apache Spark
5 17 (3.39%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (3.19%) WebLogic
6 16 (3.19%) WebSphere
7 12 (2.40%) SAP EP
8 11 (2.20%) SAP Portal
9 10 (2.00%) Cloud Foundry
10 8 (1.60%) Documentum
10 8 (1.60%) JBoss
11 7 (1.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (1.20%) CMS
12 6 (1.20%) NetWeaver
12 6 (1.20%) nginx
13 5 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.80%) GemFire
14 4 (0.80%) Headless CMS
15 3 (0.60%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 8 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (3.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.00%) SAP CRM
3 4 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.80%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.40%) BigMachines
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.20%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 90 (17.96%) AWS
2 46 (9.18%) Azure
3 29 (5.79%) Amazon S3
3 29 (5.79%) Serverless
4 22 (4.39%) AWS Lambda
5 21 (4.19%) Amazon EC2
5 21 (4.19%) OpenShift
6 19 (3.79%) SaaS
7 11 (2.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 11 (2.20%) CloudFront
8 10 (2.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 10 (2.00%) Amazon EMR
8 10 (2.00%) GCP
9 9 (1.80%) Amazon ECS
9 9 (1.80%) Amazon ELB
9 9 (1.80%) Amazon SQS
9 9 (1.80%) GitHub
10 6 (1.20%) Heroku
10 6 (1.20%) npm
10 6 (1.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.39%) SNMP
2 19 (3.79%) HTTP
3 17 (3.39%) DNS
4 10 (2.00%) Internet
5 9 (1.80%) FTP
6 7 (1.40%) DSL
6 7 (1.40%) Firewall
6 7 (1.40%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.20%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.80%) IPv6
8 4 (0.80%) LAN
9 3 (0.60%) AMQP
9 3 (0.60%) VPN
9 3 (0.60%) WAN
10 2 (0.40%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.40%) Network Security
10 2 (0.40%) SSH
10 2 (0.40%) SSL
10 2 (0.40%) tcpdump
10 2 (0.40%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.79%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.19%) Big Data
2 26 (5.19%) MySQL
3 22 (4.39%) Oracle Database
4 21 (4.19%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (3.79%) MongoDB
6 17 (3.39%) NoSQL
6 17 (3.39%) Relational Database
7 16 (3.19%) Hadoop
8 13 (2.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 11 (2.20%) DB2
10 9 (1.80%) DB2 UDB
11 8 (1.60%) MariaDB
11 8 (1.60%) SAP BW
12 7 (1.40%) Amazon Athena
13 6 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (1.20%) Cosmos DB
14 5 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (1.00%) Cloudera CDH
14 5 (1.00%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 99 (19.76%) Git (software)
2 76 (15.17%) Selenium
3 71 (14.17%) JIRA
4 69 (13.77%) Jenkins
5 38 (7.58%) Cucumber
5 38 (7.58%) Maven
6 29 (5.79%) Eclipse
7 24 (4.79%) JUnit
7 24 (4.79%) Subversion
8 19 (3.79%) SonarQube
9 15 (2.99%) Bitbucket
9 15 (2.99%) JMeter
10 13 (2.59%) Ant
11 12 (2.40%) Mercurial
11 12 (2.40%) Sonatype Nexus
12 11 (2.20%) FindBugs
12 11 (2.20%) Gradle
12 11 (2.20%) Log4j
13 10 (2.00%) SoapUI
14 9 (1.80%) IntelliJ
General
1 51 (10.18%) Finance
2 28 (5.59%) Public Sector
3 19 (3.79%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.19%) Banking
5 4 (0.80%) Legal
5 4 (0.80%) Retail
6 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.40%) Games
6 2 (0.40%) Law
6 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.20%) Advertising
7 1 (0.20%) Automotive
7 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.20%) Marketing
7 1 (0.20%) Police
Job Titles
1 247 (49.30%) Developer
2 121 (24.15%) Java Developer
3 44 (8.78%) Architect
4 31 (6.19%) Software Engineer
5 29 (5.79%) Tester
6 28 (5.59%) Consultant
6 28 (5.59%) DevOps Engineer
7 25 (4.99%) Analyst
8 22 (4.39%) Solutions Architect
9 19 (3.79%) Full Stack Developer
10 18 (3.59%) Automation Tester
11 17 (3.39%) Senior Developer
11 17 (3.39%) Software Developer
12 15 (2.99%) Designer
12 15 (2.99%) Java Engineer
12 15 (2.99%) SAP Developer
12 15 (2.99%) Scala Developer
13 14 (2.79%) Senior Java Developer
13 14 (2.79%) Solutions Designer
14 11 (2.20%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (20.96%) Spring
2 84 (16.77%) Web Services
3 63 (12.57%) Node.js
4 60 (11.98%) SOAP
5 58 (11.58%) Spring Boot
6 57 (11.38%) RESTful
6 57 (11.38%) XML
7 49 (9.78%) HTML
7 49 (9.78%) REST
8 47 (9.38%) AngularJS
9 43 (8.58%) CSS
10 40 (7.98%) J2EE
11 39 (7.78%) .NET
12 37 (7.39%) JSON
13 28 (5.59%) Hibernate
14 26 (5.19%) React
15 24 (4.79%) RabbitMQ
16 21 (4.19%) Kafka
17 19 (3.79%) Middleware
18 18 (3.59%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (5.99%) Greenfield Project
3 20 (3.99%) Enterprise Software
4 19 (3.79%) Mobile App
5 15 (2.99%) Linux Command Line
6 11 (2.20%) Mainframe
7 10 (2.00%) Clustering
8 9 (1.80%) User Experience
9 8 (1.60%) PKI
10 7 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.20%) W3C
12 5 (1.00%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.80%) Data Centre
14 3 (0.60%) Cloud Native
14 3 (0.60%) Management Information System
14 3 (0.60%) N-Tier
15 2 (0.40%) Graphic Design
15 2 (0.40%) Handset
15 2 (0.40%) Replication
15 2 (0.40%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 98 (19.56%) Linux
2 42 (8.38%) Windows
3 29 (5.79%) Android
4 28 (5.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (5.59%) Unix
5 16 (3.19%) Apple iOS
6 13 (2.59%) Windows Server
7 12 (2.40%) CentOS
8 11 (2.20%) Debian
8 11 (2.20%) Ubuntu
8 11 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.60%) AIX
10 7 (1.40%) SUSE
11 5 (1.00%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (0.80%) Solaris
12 4 (0.80%) Windows Server 2016
13 3 (0.60%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.20%) HPUX
15 1 (0.20%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (41.92%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (24.15%) DevOps
3 102 (20.36%) Microservices
4 97 (19.36%) Test Automation
5 91 (18.16%) Scrum
6 62 (12.38%) Problem-Solving
7 53 (10.58%) TDD
8 52 (10.38%) Software Engineering
9 48 (9.58%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (7.78%) Unit Testing
11 37 (7.39%) Configuration Management
11 37 (7.39%) SDLC
12 31 (6.19%) Test Strategy
12 31 (6.19%) Web Development
13 30 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
14 29 (5.79%) Integration Testing
14 29 (5.79%) Process Improvement
15 28 (5.59%) BDD
16 27 (5.39%) Open Source
17 26 (5.19%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 126 (25.15%) JavaScript
2 115 (22.95%) Python
3 96 (19.16%) SQL
4 63 (12.57%) Java 8
5 40 (7.98%) PHP
6 34 (6.79%) Perl
7 33 (6.59%) Shell Script
8 27 (5.39%) C++
8 27 (5.39%) Scala
9 26 (5.19%) C#
10 21 (4.19%) Kotlin
11 20 (3.99%) PowerShell
12 17 (3.39%) Apple Swift
12 17 (3.39%) Objective-C
12 17 (3.39%) Ruby
13 14 (2.79%) C
14 13 (2.59%) ABAP
14 13 (2.59%) PL/SQL
15 11 (2.20%) Groovy
15 11 (2.20%) Korn
Qualifications
1 91 (18.16%) Security Cleared
2 80 (15.97%) SC Cleared
3 17 (3.39%) Degree
4 15 (2.99%) ISTQB
5 11 (2.20%) DV Cleared
5 11 (2.20%) ISEB
5 11 (2.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.60%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.60%) PhD
7 3 (0.60%) SANS
8 2 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.40%) MCSE
8 2 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.40%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.20%) CISA
9 1 (0.20%) CISM
9 1 (0.20%) Dell Certification
9 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.59%) QA
2 3 (0.60%) GDPR
3 2 (0.40%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.20%) COBIT
4 1 (0.20%) COSO
4 1 (0.20%) HL7
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.20%) NIST
4 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (10.38%) Docker
2 20 (3.99%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.80%) RACF
4 8 (1.60%) HDFS
4 8 (1.60%) NFS
5 2 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.20%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.20%) NDS
6 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 37 (7.39%) Kubernetes
2 32 (6.39%) Ansible
2 32 (6.39%) Terraform
3 18 (3.59%) Netcool
3 18 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (3.39%) Amdocs OSS
4 17 (3.39%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 9 (1.80%) Single Sign-On
6 8 (1.60%) HP ALM
7 7 (1.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 6 (1.20%) Data Guard
8 6 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (0.80%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (0.80%) Kibana
10 3 (0.60%) Puppet
11 2 (0.40%) Consul
11 2 (0.40%) Grafana
11 2 (0.40%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.40%) OpenNebula
11 2 (0.40%) Packer
Vendors
1 79 (15.77%) Oracle
2 46 (9.18%) SAP
3 34 (6.79%) IBM
4 32 (6.39%) Microsoft
5 22 (4.39%) BMC
5 22 (4.39%) Red Hat
6 19 (3.79%) Remedy
7 17 (3.39%) Cramer
7 17 (3.39%) ServiceNow
7 17 (3.39%) Siebel
7 17 (3.39%) xMatters
8 16 (3.19%) AppDynamics
9 13 (2.59%) webMethods
10 12 (2.40%) BEA
10 12 (2.40%) HP
11 11 (2.20%) Cisco
11 11 (2.20%) Huawei
11 11 (2.20%) Nokia
12 8 (1.60%) Ariba
12 8 (1.60%) Google