Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 13 11
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 +12
Contract jobs citing Java 1,803 1,429 1,734
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.78% 9.34% 9.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.85% 27.21% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,128 854 1,211
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £325 £306 £313
90th Percentile £588 £580 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 31 44
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +28.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £37.65 £13.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.50 £77.50 £48.46
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year +2.41% +7.10% -3.13%

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 6,250 5,252 6,142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 37.37% 34.32% 34.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,801 3,180 4,004
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +9.86%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £269
90th Percentile £563 £538 £530
England median daily rate £475 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 168 230
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £17.83 £15.43 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £72.03 £51.38
England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -1.20% +7.10% +10.71%

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 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +1 768 £438 -2.78% 257
Surrey +10 419 £500 +11.11% 104
Hampshire +9 344 £425 -2.86% 140
Berkshire -3 321 £425 -5.56% 140
Buckinghamshire +3 311 £448 +19.33% 39
West Sussex +2 170 £480 -1.54% 23
Oxfordshire -7 136 £450 -10.00% 78
East Sussex +11 74 £469 +18.67% 33
Kent +1 10 £463 +23.33% 17
Middlesex -18 8 £458 +18.99% 3
Sussex -5 1 £550 +31.74%
Java
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 853 (47.31%) Agile Software Development
2 592 (32.83%) Spring
3 476 (26.40%) Linux
4 430 (23.85%) Git (software)
5 427 (23.68%) Jenkins
6 421 (23.35%) JavaScript
7 402 (22.30%) TDD
8 372 (20.63%) Web Services
9 369 (20.47%) Test Automation
10 356 (19.74%) Scrum
11 349 (19.36%) SQL
12 342 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
13 338 (18.75%) Oracle
14 337 (18.69%) REST
15 328 (18.19%) Microservices
16 314 (17.42%) DevOps
17 303 (16.81%) RESTful
18 288 (15.97%) AngularJS
19 279 (15.47%) Spring Boot
20 267 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
21 264 (14.64%) Python
22 258 (14.31%) Java 8
23 245 (13.59%) HTML
23 245 (13.59%) Finance
24 234 (12.98%) JSON
25 232 (12.87%) Big Data
26 230 (12.76%) JIRA
27 228 (12.65%) Unix
28 222 (12.31%) Selenium
29 220 (12.20%) SOAP

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
1 149 (8.26%) Apache
2 142 (7.88%) Apache Spark
3 98 (5.44%) Confluence
4 92 (5.10%) WebLogic
5 79 (4.38%) Tomcat
6 78 (4.33%) JBoss
7 71 (3.94%) Elasticsearch
8 70 (3.88%) Cloud Foundry
9 59 (3.27%) WebSphere
10 45 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 38 (2.11%) Apache Solr
12 35 (1.94%) CMS
12 35 (1.94%) GlassFish
13 32 (1.77%) Liferay
14 27 (1.50%) GemFire
15 25 (1.39%) IIS
16 16 (0.89%) OpenStack
17 14 (0.78%) nginx
18 13 (0.72%) Oracle Service Bus
18 13 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 29 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.33%) SPSS
5 2 (0.11%) CATIA
6 1 (0.055%) InVision
6 1 (0.055%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.055%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (0.94%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (0.44%) BusinessWare
3 4 (0.22%) Maximo
3 4 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.11%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.11%) Magento
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.11%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
5 2 (0.11%) TIBCO iProcess
6 1 (0.055%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.055%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.055%) SAP CRM for Utilities
6 1 (0.055%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 267 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
2 126 (6.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (5.10%) PaaS
4 83 (4.60%) OpenShift
5 81 (4.49%) GitHub
6 45 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 29 (1.61%) Serverless
8 28 (1.55%) Amazon S3
9 27 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
10 24 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
10 24 (1.33%) IaaS
10 24 (1.33%) SaaS
11 23 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
12 22 (1.22%) Amazon SQS
13 21 (1.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 19 (1.05%) Google Tag Manager
15 17 (0.94%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 12 (0.67%) NuGet
17 11 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 10 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 78 (4.33%) HTTP
2 51 (2.83%) TCP/IP
3 29 (1.61%) Kerberos
4 26 (1.44%) Firewall
5 24 (1.33%) PuTTY
6 21 (1.16%) Internet
6 21 (1.16%) SSL
6 21 (1.16%) WinSCP
7 15 (0.83%) SNMP
8 9 (0.50%) DNS
8 9 (0.50%) LAN
9 8 (0.44%) FTP
9 8 (0.44%) SAN
10 5 (0.28%) DVB
10 5 (0.28%) Network Security
10 5 (0.28%) SSH
11 4 (0.22%) WAN
12 3 (0.17%) Wireless
13 2 (0.11%) IKE
13 2 (0.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (12.87%) Big Data
2 183 (10.15%) SQL Server
3 167 (9.26%) Hadoop
4 136 (7.54%) Relational Database
5 127 (7.04%) PostgreSQL
6 124 (6.88%) NoSQL
7 120 (6.66%) Oracle Database
8 113 (6.27%) MySQL
9 108 (5.99%) HBase
10 107 (5.93%) MongoDB
11 60 (3.33%) Apache Hive
12 59 (3.27%) Apache Cassandra
13 50 (2.77%) RDBMS
14 40 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
15 39 (2.16%) Data Lake
16 38 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
17 37 (2.05%) Oracle Database 12c
18 34 (1.89%) Impala
18 34 (1.89%) Sqoop
19 29 (1.61%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 430 (23.85%) Git (software)
2 427 (23.68%) Jenkins
3 230 (12.76%) JIRA
4 222 (12.31%) Selenium
5 197 (10.93%) Maven
6 188 (10.43%) JUnit
7 133 (7.38%) Cucumber
8 119 (6.60%) Eclipse
9 101 (5.60%) SoapUI
10 89 (4.94%) Subversion
11 74 (4.10%) Gradle
12 68 (3.77%) Mockito
13 67 (3.72%) IntelliJ
14 60 (3.33%) Ant
15 47 (2.61%) HP UFT
16 46 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
17 42 (2.33%) Bitbucket
18 36 (2.00%) WebDriver
19 35 (1.94%) Oracle APEX
20 34 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 245 (13.59%) Finance
2 106 (5.88%) Banking
3 52 (2.88%) Telecoms
4 43 (2.38%) Retail
5 23 (1.28%) Electronics
6 20 (1.11%) Publishing
7 18 (1.00%) Marketing
8 15 (0.83%) Games
9 14 (0.78%) Retail Banking
10 11 (0.61%) Law
11 9 (0.50%) Back Office
11 9 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.50%) Military
12 7 (0.39%) Automotive
13 6 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.28%) Mandarin Language
15 4 (0.22%) Billing
16 3 (0.17%) Advertising
16 3 (0.17%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1,136 (63.01%) Developer
2 755 (41.87%) Java Developer
3 120 (6.66%) Senior Developer
4 114 (6.32%) Architect
5 94 (5.21%) Analyst
6 92 (5.10%) Senior Java Developer
7 88 (4.88%) Java Engineer
8 76 (4.22%) Full Stack Developer
9 75 (4.16%) Lead Developer
10 68 (3.77%) Big Data Developer
10 68 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
10 68 (3.77%) Software Engineer
11 66 (3.66%) Lead Java Developer
12 59 (3.27%) Tester
13 55 (3.05%) Test Analyst
14 51 (2.83%) Software Developer
15 49 (2.72%) Angular Developer
16 47 (2.61%) Scala Developer
17 43 (2.38%) Solutions Architect
18 42 (2.33%) Apache Spark Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 592 (32.83%) Spring
2 372 (20.63%) Web Services
3 337 (18.69%) REST
4 303 (16.81%) RESTful
5 288 (15.97%) AngularJS
6 279 (15.47%) Spring Boot
7 245 (13.59%) HTML
8 234 (12.98%) JSON
9 220 (12.20%) SOAP
10 214 (11.87%) XML
11 212 (11.76%) Hibernate
12 198 (10.98%) CSS
13 192 (10.65%) J2EE
14 191 (10.59%) Kafka
15 189 (10.48%) Node.js
16 143 (7.93%) .NET
17 131 (7.27%) Middleware
18 129 (7.15%) RabbitMQ
19 113 (6.27%) jQuery
20 112 (6.21%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 136 (7.54%) Greenfield Project
2 93 (5.16%) Mobile App
3 74 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (3.44%) Self-Motivation
4 62 (3.44%) User Experience
5 60 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 60 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
6 58 (3.22%) Linux Command Line
7 45 (2.50%) Virtual Team
8 30 (1.66%) Algorithms
9 27 (1.50%) Fat Client
9 27 (1.50%) Thin Client
10 26 (1.44%) Clustering
11 21 (1.16%) Blackberry
12 20 (1.11%) Public Cloud
13 18 (1.00%) Data Structures
14 17 (0.94%) Mainframe
15 16 (0.89%) PKI
16 14 (0.78%) Fintech
17 13 (0.72%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 476 (26.40%) Linux
2 228 (12.65%) Unix
3 153 (8.49%) Windows
4 86 (4.77%) Android
5 45 (2.50%) Apple iOS
6 35 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 33 (1.83%) Windows Server
8 30 (1.66%) CentOS
8 30 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (1.55%) AIX
10 24 (1.33%) Ubuntu
11 12 (0.67%) Mac OS X
12 10 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.44%) VMS
14 6 (0.33%) Debian
14 6 (0.33%) Solaris
15 4 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.17%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 853 (47.31%) Agile Software Development
2 402 (22.30%) TDD
3 369 (20.47%) Test Automation
4 356 (19.74%) Scrum
5 342 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
6 328 (18.19%) Microservices
7 314 (17.42%) DevOps
8 213 (11.81%) BDD
9 187 (10.37%) Unit Testing
10 180 (9.98%) Software Engineering
11 141 (7.82%) Open Source
12 136 (7.54%) MVC
13 132 (7.32%) Kanban
14 130 (7.21%) OO
15 119 (6.60%) SOA
16 118 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
17 109 (6.05%) Continuous Delivery
17 109 (6.05%) SDLC
18 95 (5.27%) Analytics
19 87 (4.83%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 421 (23.35%) JavaScript
2 349 (19.36%) SQL
3 264 (14.64%) Python
4 258 (14.31%) Java 8
5 166 (9.21%) Scala
6 158 (8.76%) C#
7 104 (5.77%) Ruby
8 91 (5.05%) C++
9 78 (4.33%) PL/SQL
10 71 (3.94%) Shell Script
11 63 (3.49%) Bash Shell
12 57 (3.16%) Groovy
13 51 (2.83%) Perl
14 45 (2.50%) Go
15 42 (2.33%) C
16 34 (1.89%) PHP
17 31 (1.72%) F#
17 31 (1.72%) PowerShell
18 24 (1.33%) TypeScript
19 20 (1.11%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 164 (9.10%) Degree
2 154 (8.54%) Security Cleared
3 123 (6.82%) SC Cleared
4 30 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 27 (1.50%) ISEB
6 25 (1.39%) Numerate Degree
7 24 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 21 (1.16%) ISEB Practitioner
9 20 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
9 20 (1.11%) ISTQB
10 8 (0.44%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.44%) Master's Degree
11 6 (0.33%) BC Cleared
12 5 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.17%) AWS Certification
13 3 (0.17%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.17%) OCA
13 3 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.17%) PMP
13 3 (0.17%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (6.88%) QA
2 20 (1.11%) GDPR
3 14 (0.78%) SLA
4 12 (0.67%) GCP
4 12 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.61%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.33%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.28%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.22%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.17%) PMO
11 2 (0.11%) ECSS
12 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.055%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 198 (10.98%) Docker
2 94 (5.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 88 (4.88%) HDFS
4 43 (2.38%) Apache Flume
5 33 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
6 25 (1.39%) vSphere
7 13 (0.72%) Active Directory
8 8 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.39%) Hyper-V
10 6 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.11%) Corosync
12 2 (0.11%) NFS
13 1 (0.055%) GPFS
13 1 (0.055%) KVM
13 1 (0.055%) Xen
13 1 (0.055%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 116 (6.43%) Ansible
2 92 (5.10%) Puppet
3 76 (4.22%) Hadoop YARN
4 70 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
5 62 (3.44%) HP ALM
6 38 (2.11%) Kubernetes
7 33 (1.83%) Oozie
7 33 (1.83%) Terraform
8 19 (1.05%) Kibana
9 14 (0.78%) Grafana
10 12 (0.67%) Opsview
11 11 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (0.50%) vCenter Server
13 8 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
14 7 (0.39%) Mesos
14 7 (0.39%) Salt
15 6 (0.33%) Nagios
15 6 (0.33%) SELinux
16 5 (0.28%) BladeLogic
16 5 (0.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 338 (18.75%) Oracle
2 108 (5.99%) Microsoft
3 88 (4.88%) Google
4 77 (4.27%) HP
5 76 (4.22%) webMethods
6 70 (3.88%) IBM
7 62 (3.44%) VMware
8 54 (3.00%) Hortonworks
9 49 (2.72%) Cloudera
10 44 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
11 42 (2.33%) Red Hat
12 40 (2.22%) Software AG
13 35 (1.94%) SAP
14 34 (1.89%) Talend
15 24 (1.33%) Atlassian
16 22 (1.22%) MapR
17 19 (1.05%) Adobe
17 19 (1.05%) Tealium
18 18 (1.00%) Cisco
19 14 (0.78%) hybris