Period
to 19 August 2019

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 19 August 2019 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
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 9 11
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2 -1
Contract jobs citing Java 1,237 1,804 1,579
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.46% 10.82% 9.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.17% 27.51% 28.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 1,115 961
South East median daily rate £455 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% - -
10th Percentile £350 £325 £313
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
England median daily rate £525 £501 £500
% change year-on-year +4.90% +0.10% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 33
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +200.00%
10th Percentile £25.00 £15.50 £18.11
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.00 £60.80
England median hourly rate £46.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +6.98% +4.88% +14.69%

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 5,339 6,557 5,628
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 36.53% 39.34% 34.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,298 4,077 3,390
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £312 £288
90th Percentile £588 £565 £538
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 195 169
South East median hourly rate £46.84 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.20% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £24.20 £18.85 £16.48
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.75 £53.80
England median hourly rate £44.50 £41.77 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.55% +4.41% +6.67%

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 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019. 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 -4 569 £450 +5.88% 223
Berkshire +4 337 £450 +9.62% 101
Hampshire -6 321 £475 +11.76% 93
Surrey -9 188 £500 - 69
Buckinghamshire 0 181 £425 -2.86% 51
West Sussex -10 81 £425 -10.53% 39
Oxfordshire -12 53 £530 +17.78% 71
East Sussex -14 48 £475 - 9
Kent -2 15 £546 +4.05% 35
Middlesex +5 3 £375 -11.76% 2
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Java
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, 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.

1 541 (43.73%) Agile Software Development
2 356 (28.78%) Spring
3 349 (28.21%) SQL
4 296 (23.93%) JavaScript
5 259 (20.94%) Linux
6 254 (20.53%) Oracle
7 252 (20.37%) DevOps
8 246 (19.89%) Python
9 244 (19.73%) Jenkins
10 236 (19.08%) Git (software)
11 224 (18.11%) Continuous Integration
12 222 (17.95%) Scrum
13 217 (17.54%) TDD
14 201 (16.25%) Amazon AWS
15 200 (16.17%) HTML
16 189 (15.28%) Test Automation
17 186 (15.04%) Docker
18 179 (14.47%) JIRA
19 176 (14.23%) Finance
20 172 (13.90%) Java 8
21 167 (13.50%) Microservices
22 148 (11.96%) Web Services
23 141 (11.40%) Microsoft Azure
23 141 (11.40%) Node.js
23 141 (11.40%) REST
24 140 (11.32%) J2EE
25 139 (11.24%) AngularJS
26 138 (11.16%) Selenium
27 133 (10.75%) CSS
27 133 (10.75%) Windows

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 91 (7.36%) Apache
2 84 (6.79%) Confluence
3 77 (6.22%) WebLogic
4 70 (5.66%) Tomcat
5 55 (4.45%) Apache Spark
6 49 (3.96%) WebSphere
7 41 (3.31%) JBoss
8 21 (1.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 20 (1.62%) IIS
10 16 (1.29%) Cloud Foundry
10 16 (1.29%) WebSphere Application Server
11 15 (1.21%) CMS
11 15 (1.21%) Drupal
12 12 (0.97%) Apache Airflow
12 12 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
12 12 (0.97%) Luigi
13 10 (0.81%) GeoServer
13 10 (0.81%) iPlanet
13 10 (0.81%) nginx
14 9 (0.73%) Mule
Applications
1 14 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.05%) Photoshop
3 12 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.49%) Adobe XD
5 5 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.24%) InVision
6 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.081%) FileZilla
8 1 (0.081%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.081%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 15 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.89%) CSG Singleview
2 11 (0.89%) Payment Gateway
3 10 (0.81%) BusinessWorks
4 8 (0.65%) Sonata
5 6 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.40%) Maximo
7 4 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.24%) Infor M3
8 3 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
9 2 (0.16%) Magento
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.16%) SAP R/3
9 2 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 1 (0.081%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 201 (16.25%) Amazon AWS
2 141 (11.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (5.74%) GitHub
4 56 (4.53%) PaaS
5 46 (3.72%) SaaS
6 40 (3.23%) OpenShift
6 40 (3.23%) Serverless
7 39 (3.15%) AWS Lambda
8 34 (2.75%) Amazon EC2
9 29 (2.34%) Google Cloud Platform
10 24 (1.94%) Amazon S3
11 22 (1.78%) Amazon EMR
12 17 (1.37%) Apigee
13 16 (1.29%) Google Analytics
14 15 (1.21%) Amazon Kinesis
15 14 (1.13%) Amazon SQS
15 14 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
15 14 (1.13%) Office 365
16 11 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 10 (0.81%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.75%) HTTP
2 22 (1.78%) Firewall
3 16 (1.29%) SSL
4 15 (1.21%) TCP/IP
5 12 (0.97%) DNS
5 12 (0.97%) Internet
6 10 (0.81%) FTP
6 10 (0.81%) MQTT
6 10 (0.81%) SAN
7 9 (0.73%) DSL
8 7 (0.57%) NaaS
9 6 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (0.49%) Network Security
10 5 (0.40%) iSCSI
10 5 (0.40%) LAN
10 5 (0.40%) SNMP
11 4 (0.32%) AMQP
11 4 (0.32%) Intranet
11 4 (0.32%) NAS
11 4 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (7.92%) SQL Server
2 96 (7.76%) Relational Database
3 92 (7.44%) NoSQL
4 74 (5.98%) Oracle Database
5 71 (5.74%) PostgreSQL
6 64 (5.17%) Hadoop
7 61 (4.93%) Big Data
8 50 (4.04%) MySQL
9 48 (3.88%) RDBMS
10 41 (3.31%) MongoDB
11 38 (3.07%) DB2
12 24 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
13 19 (1.54%) Amazon Athena
13 19 (1.54%) HBase
14 17 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 16 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
16 14 (1.13%) Amazon Aurora
16 14 (1.13%) Amazon Redshift
17 13 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
18 12 (0.97%) Azkaban
Development Applications
1 244 (19.73%) Jenkins
2 236 (19.08%) Git (software)
3 179 (14.47%) JIRA
4 138 (11.16%) Selenium
5 123 (9.94%) Maven
6 95 (7.68%) Cucumber
7 90 (7.28%) JUnit
8 54 (4.37%) Bitbucket
9 51 (4.12%) JMeter
10 49 (3.96%) SonarQube
11 48 (3.88%) Eclipse
12 38 (3.07%) IntelliJ
12 38 (3.07%) Mockito
13 36 (2.91%) Gradle
13 36 (2.91%) Visual Studio Team System
14 34 (2.75%) Subversion
15 33 (2.67%) Sonatype Nexus
16 32 (2.59%) Ant
17 31 (2.51%) TeamCity
18 24 (1.94%) GitLab
General
1 176 (14.23%) Finance
2 90 (7.28%) Telecoms
3 49 (3.96%) Retail
4 44 (3.56%) Banking
5 38 (3.07%) Public Sector
6 16 (1.29%) Marketing
7 14 (1.13%) Billing
8 13 (1.05%) Automotive
9 12 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.89%) Electronics
11 10 (0.81%) Legal
12 9 (0.73%) Games
13 8 (0.65%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.57%) Law
15 5 (0.40%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.40%) Military
16 4 (0.32%) Back Office
16 4 (0.32%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 611 (49.39%) Developer
2 335 (27.08%) Java Developer
3 91 (7.36%) Architect
4 74 (5.98%) Analyst
5 70 (5.66%) Senior Developer
6 69 (5.58%) Consultant
7 63 (5.09%) Tester
8 58 (4.69%) DevOps Engineer
9 53 (4.28%) Senior Java Developer
9 53 (4.28%) Software Engineer
10 43 (3.48%) Automation Tester
11 42 (3.40%) Java Engineer
12 41 (3.31%) Full Stack Developer
13 36 (2.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 33 (2.67%) Angular Developer
15 30 (2.43%) Test Analyst
16 29 (2.34%) AWS Developer
17 27 (2.18%) React Developer
18 26 (2.10%) Python Developer
18 26 (2.10%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 356 (28.78%) Spring
2 200 (16.17%) HTML
3 148 (11.96%) Web Services
4 141 (11.40%) Node.js
4 141 (11.40%) REST
5 140 (11.32%) J2EE
6 139 (11.24%) AngularJS
7 133 (10.75%) CSS
8 130 (10.51%) .NET
8 130 (10.51%) RESTful
9 128 (10.35%) Spring Boot
10 127 (10.27%) JSON
11 114 (9.22%) XML
12 91 (7.36%) Hibernate
12 91 (7.36%) SOAP
13 87 (7.03%) React
14 84 (6.79%) Kafka
15 72 (5.82%) JMS
16 64 (5.17%) Middleware
17 60 (4.85%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 42 (3.40%) User Experience
2 41 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (3.15%) Greenfield Project
4 32 (2.59%) Mobile App
5 31 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
6 30 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
7 28 (2.26%) Linux Command Line
8 21 (1.70%) Data Protection Act
9 19 (1.54%) Clustering
10 17 (1.37%) Mainframe
11 15 (1.21%) Algorithms
12 13 (1.05%) Virtual Team
13 12 (0.97%) Client/Server
13 12 (0.97%) Data Centre
13 12 (0.97%) Data Structures
13 12 (0.97%) Management Information System
13 12 (0.97%) Private Cloud
13 12 (0.97%) Public Cloud
14 10 (0.81%) Life Science
14 10 (0.81%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 259 (20.94%) Linux
2 133 (10.75%) Windows
3 113 (9.14%) Unix
4 51 (4.12%) Android
5 43 (3.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 34 (2.75%) Apple iOS
7 27 (2.18%) Windows Server
8 22 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (1.05%) CentOS
9 13 (1.05%) Ubuntu
10 9 (0.73%) AIX
11 8 (0.65%) SUSE
11 8 (0.65%) Windows XP
12 7 (0.57%) Debian
12 7 (0.57%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.57%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.40%) MVS
13 5 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (0.32%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 541 (43.73%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (20.37%) DevOps
3 224 (18.11%) Continuous Integration
4 222 (17.95%) Scrum
5 217 (17.54%) TDD
6 189 (15.28%) Test Automation
7 167 (13.50%) Microservices
8 128 (10.35%) Software Engineering
9 121 (9.78%) BDD
10 110 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
11 81 (6.55%) Open Source
12 75 (6.06%) Kanban
12 75 (6.06%) Unit Testing
13 72 (5.82%) Configuration Management
14 59 (4.77%) MVC
15 56 (4.53%) Migration
16 54 (4.37%) Performance Tuning
17 53 (4.28%) SOA
18 52 (4.20%) Continuous Delivery
18 52 (4.20%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 349 (28.21%) SQL
2 296 (23.93%) JavaScript
3 246 (19.89%) Python
4 172 (13.90%) Java 8
5 113 (9.14%) PL/SQL
6 102 (8.25%) C#
7 75 (6.06%) C++
7 75 (6.06%) PHP
8 63 (5.09%) Shell Script
9 54 (4.37%) C
10 50 (4.04%) Perl
11 48 (3.88%) Groovy
12 47 (3.80%) Scala
13 37 (2.99%) Ruby
14 33 (2.67%) Bash Shell
15 26 (2.10%) Apple Swift
15 26 (2.10%) Kotlin
15 26 (2.10%) Objective-C
16 25 (2.02%) TypeScript
17 24 (1.94%) Go
Qualifications
1 92 (7.44%) Security Cleared
2 70 (5.66%) SC Cleared
3 63 (5.09%) Degree
4 35 (2.83%) ISTQB
5 28 (2.26%) ISEB
6 21 (1.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 18 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (0.89%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.57%) CCNA
11 7 (0.57%) MCITP
11 7 (0.57%) MCSA
11 7 (0.57%) TOGAF Certification
12 5 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
13 4 (0.32%) CISSP
13 4 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 3 (0.24%) AWS Certification
14 3 (0.24%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (6.06%) QA
2 19 (1.54%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.49%) GDPR
4 5 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.40%) NIST
5 2 (0.16%) PMO
6 1 (0.081%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.081%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.081%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.081%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.081%) ISO 31000
6 1 (0.081%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.081%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.081%) SEPA
6 1 (0.081%) SLA
System Software
1 186 (15.04%) Docker
2 23 (1.86%) HDFS
3 22 (1.78%) Active Directory
4 19 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (0.89%) Apache Flume
5 11 (0.89%) OpenAM
6 10 (0.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 9 (0.73%) Hyper-V
8 8 (0.65%) vSphere
9 6 (0.49%) RACF
10 4 (0.32%) NFS
10 4 (0.32%) vCloud
11 3 (0.24%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.081%) Firmware
12 1 (0.081%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.081%) KVM
12 1 (0.081%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 97 (7.84%) Kubernetes
2 76 (6.14%) Ansible
3 56 (4.53%) Puppet
4 46 (3.72%) Amdocs OSS
5 40 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
6 36 (2.91%) Terraform
7 16 (1.29%) Hadoop YARN
8 15 (1.21%) Single Sign-On
9 13 (1.05%) Kibana
10 8 (0.65%) Grafana
10 8 (0.65%) logstash
10 8 (0.65%) SCOM
10 8 (0.65%) Tivoli
11 7 (0.57%) Nagios
11 7 (0.57%) Red Hat Satellite
11 7 (0.57%) SCCM
11 7 (0.57%) WSUS
12 6 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (0.49%) ZABBIX
13 5 (0.40%) Graphite
Vendors
1 254 (20.53%) Oracle
2 86 (6.95%) IBM
3 66 (5.34%) Microsoft
4 52 (4.20%) Red Hat
5 50 (4.04%) SAP
6 46 (3.72%) Cramer
7 45 (3.64%) Google
8 44 (3.56%) webMethods
9 41 (3.31%) Atlassian
10 27 (2.18%) VMware
11 26 (2.10%) BEA
11 26 (2.10%) Cisco
12 25 (2.02%) Adobe
13 18 (1.46%) TIBCO
14 17 (1.37%) Splunk
15 16 (1.29%) Nokia
16 15 (1.21%) New Relic
17 14 (1.13%) Apple
17 14 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
18 13 (1.05%) HP