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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 11 21
Rank change year-on-year -2 +10  
Contract jobs citing Java 694 962 683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 9.09% 10.78% 7.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.93% 30.82% 21.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 634 405
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 13
Median hourly rate £45.00 £12.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +260.00% -70.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £12.50 £22.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.75 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -10.00%  

Java is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2676 3121 3235
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 35.04% 34.98% 34.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1670 1940 2018
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 119 83
Median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +7.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.66 £12.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Java as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire +6 183 £363 +9.84% 32
Berkshire -2 111 £450 - 65
Oxfordshire -4 106 £525 +16.66% 44
Surrey -7 103 £475 +5.55% 45
Hampshire -15 76 £375 -6.25% 37
West Sussex -3 68 £475 - 11
East Sussex -4 30 £406 -18.75% 7
Middlesex -1 9 £500 +32.45% 1
Sussex +4 7 £463 -2.63%
Kent -27 6 £350 -51.72% 16
Java
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Java also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Java.

1 768 (52.86%) Agile Software Development
2 413 (28.42%) Linux
3 387 (26.63%) Spring
4 366 (25.19%) SQL
5 347 (23.88%) Web Services
6 340 (23.40%) JavaScript
7 339 (23.33%) Git (software)
8 313 (21.54%) REST
9 305 (20.99%) Jenkins
10 304 (20.92%) Continuous Integration
11 300 (20.65%) TDD
12 296 (20.37%) Scrum
13 283 (19.48%) Oracle
14 238 (16.38%) Test Automation
15 236 (16.24%) HTML
16 235 (16.17%) Python
17 233 (16.04%) Maven
18 222 (15.28%) Finance
19 217 (14.93%) XML
20 216 (14.87%) SOAP
21 214 (14.73%) CSS
22 208 (14.32%) DevOps
23 198 (13.63%) JIRA
24 196 (13.49%) Unix
25 193 (13.28%) Microservices
26 171 (11.77%) Open Source
27 170 (11.70%) JBoss
28 166 (11.42%) JSON
29 161 (11.08%) Selenium
29 161 (11.08%) BDD

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
1 170 (11.70%) JBoss
2 146 (10.05%) Apache
3 134 (9.22%) Tomcat
4 99 (6.81%) WebLogic
5 95 (6.54%) WebSphere
6 75 (5.16%) Confluence
7 58 (3.99%) Apache Spark
8 49 (3.37%) WebSphere Application Server
9 48 (3.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 39 (2.68%) nginx
11 28 (1.93%) CMS
12 27 (1.86%) WebSphere Process Server
13 24 (1.65%) Cloud Foundry
14 23 (1.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 22 (1.51%) IIS
15 22 (1.51%) OpenStack
16 20 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
17 14 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
18 11 (0.76%) Apache Pig
18 11 (0.76%) WildFly
Applications
1 17 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.069%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.069%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.069%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
1 12 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
2 8 (0.55%) Maximo
3 5 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 5 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.21%) Siebel CRM
5 2 (0.14%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.14%) Pega PRPC
5 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.14%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.14%) Sprinklr
5 2 (0.14%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.069%) Magento
6 1 (0.069%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.069%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.069%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 155 (10.67%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (4.96%) GitHub
3 47 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 32 (2.20%) OpenShift
5 29 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 24 (1.65%) Google App Engine
7 22 (1.51%) Google Compute Engine
7 22 (1.51%) PaaS
8 18 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
8 18 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
9 16 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
10 15 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (0.96%) Google Analytics
12 13 (0.89%) Amazon SQS
13 10 (0.69%) SaaS
14 9 (0.62%) Amazon S3
14 9 (0.62%) IBM Cloud
15 8 (0.55%) IaaS
16 6 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 6 (0.41%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 86 (5.92%) HTTP
2 49 (3.37%) Internet
3 37 (2.55%) TCP/IP
4 33 (2.27%) SSL
5 25 (1.72%) SSH
6 20 (1.38%) LDAP
7 17 (1.17%) Firewall
8 16 (1.10%) DNS
9 13 (0.89%) Diameter Protocol
9 13 (0.89%) LTE
10 12 (0.83%) GSM
10 12 (0.83%) ICMP
11 11 (0.76%) HSPA
11 11 (0.76%) WCDMA
12 10 (0.69%) SNMP
13 8 (0.55%) RFID
14 7 (0.48%) INAP
14 7 (0.48%) Intelligent Network
14 7 (0.48%) MVNO
14 7 (0.48%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (8.95%) MongoDB
2 99 (6.81%) NoSQL
3 98 (6.74%) SQL Server
4 93 (6.40%) Big Data
5 92 (6.33%) Oracle Database
6 91 (6.26%) Hadoop
7 83 (5.71%) Relational Database
8 70 (4.82%) MySQL
9 67 (4.61%) PostgreSQL
10 42 (2.89%) Redis
11 37 (2.55%) RDBMS
12 34 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
12 34 (2.34%) Apache Hive
13 29 (2.00%) HBase
13 29 (2.00%) Impala
14 26 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
15 21 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
16 17 (1.17%) Oracle Database 12c
17 16 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
18 15 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 339 (23.33%) Git (software)
2 305 (20.99%) Jenkins
3 233 (16.04%) Maven
4 198 (13.63%) JIRA
5 161 (11.08%) Selenium
6 144 (9.91%) JUnit
7 103 (7.09%) Eclipse
8 102 (7.02%) Subversion
9 100 (6.88%) Cucumber
10 78 (5.37%) Gradle
11 73 (5.02%) IntelliJ
12 62 (4.27%) Ant
12 62 (4.27%) Mockito
13 53 (3.65%) WebDriver
14 51 (3.51%) Bitbucket
15 37 (2.55%) SoapUI
16 31 (2.13%) JMeter
17 27 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 27 (1.86%) HP UFT
18 24 (1.65%) ProC
General
1 222 (15.28%) Finance
2 124 (8.53%) Banking
3 68 (4.68%) Telecoms
4 47 (3.23%) Retail
5 31 (2.13%) Publishing
6 22 (1.51%) Marketing
7 13 (0.89%) Corporate Banking
8 12 (0.83%) Electronics
9 9 (0.62%) Games
10 8 (0.55%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.48%) Law
11 7 (0.48%) Spanish Language
12 6 (0.41%) Billing
12 6 (0.41%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.34%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.34%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.28%) Advertising
14 4 (0.28%) Legal
15 2 (0.14%) Automotive
15 2 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 830 (57.12%) Developer
2 547 (37.65%) Java Developer
3 111 (7.64%) Analyst
4 94 (6.47%) Architect
5 82 (5.64%) Senior Developer
6 72 (4.96%) Scala Developer
7 64 (4.40%) Tester
8 59 (4.06%) Senior Java Developer
9 56 (3.85%) Java Engineer
10 54 (3.72%) Test Analyst
11 53 (3.65%) DevOps Engineer
12 52 (3.58%) Consultant
13 50 (3.44%) Agile Developer
14 43 (2.96%) Agile Java Developer
15 42 (2.89%) Automation Tester
15 42 (2.89%) JavaScript Developer
16 34 (2.34%) Software Developer
16 34 (2.34%) Software Engineer
17 33 (2.27%) Programmer
18 32 (2.20%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 387 (26.63%) Spring
2 347 (23.88%) Web Services
3 313 (21.54%) REST
4 236 (16.24%) HTML
5 217 (14.93%) XML
6 216 (14.87%) SOAP
7 214 (14.73%) CSS
8 166 (11.42%) JSON
9 146 (10.05%) J2EE
10 142 (9.77%) RESTful
11 134 (9.22%) Hibernate
12 124 (8.53%) AngularJS
13 121 (8.33%) Java EE
14 105 (7.23%) Spring Boot
15 102 (7.02%) HTML5
15 102 (7.02%) Node.js
16 98 (6.74%) .NET
17 83 (5.71%) JMS
18 77 (5.30%) Play Framework
19 71 (4.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 52 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (3.44%) Mobile App
3 43 (2.96%) User Experience
4 38 (2.62%) Computer Science
5 37 (2.55%) Linux Command Line
6 28 (1.93%) Client/Server
6 28 (1.93%) Greenfield Project
7 22 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (1.03%) Algorithms
8 15 (1.03%) Smart Meter
9 14 (0.96%) Management Information System
10 11 (0.76%) PKI
10 11 (0.76%) Virtual Team
11 10 (0.69%) Mobile Banking
12 7 (0.48%) Cloud Native
12 7 (0.48%) iPad
12 7 (0.48%) Online Banking
13 6 (0.41%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.41%) DataPower
13 6 (0.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 413 (28.42%) Linux
2 196 (13.49%) Unix
3 140 (9.64%) Windows
4 78 (5.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 55 (3.79%) Android
6 40 (2.75%) Ubuntu
7 33 (2.27%) CentOS
8 29 (2.00%) Windows Server
9 25 (1.72%) AIX
9 25 (1.72%) Debian
10 21 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (1.03%) Apple iOS
13 10 (0.69%) Solaris
14 9 (0.62%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.28%) SUSE
16 4 (0.28%) Windows 7
17 2 (0.14%) MVS
17 2 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 768 (52.86%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (20.92%) Continuous Integration
3 300 (20.65%) TDD
4 296 (20.37%) Scrum
5 238 (16.38%) Test Automation
6 208 (14.32%) DevOps
7 193 (13.28%) Microservices
8 171 (11.77%) Open Source
9 161 (11.08%) BDD
10 144 (9.91%) SOA
11 139 (9.57%) Unit Testing
12 105 (7.23%) OO
12 105 (7.23%) SDLC
13 103 (7.09%) Software Engineering
14 82 (5.64%) MVC
15 74 (5.09%) Pair Programming
16 73 (5.02%) Configuration Management
17 71 (4.89%) Web Development
18 68 (4.68%) Kanban
19 60 (4.13%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 366 (25.19%) SQL
2 340 (23.40%) JavaScript
3 235 (16.17%) Python
4 131 (9.02%) Scala
5 125 (8.60%) Ruby
6 104 (7.16%) C#
7 90 (6.19%) Perl
8 80 (5.51%) Groovy
9 78 (5.37%) C++
10 67 (4.61%) C
11 61 (4.20%) PL/SQL
12 57 (3.92%) PHP
13 47 (3.23%) Bash Shell
14 43 (2.96%) Shell Script
15 31 (2.13%) PowerShell
16 29 (2.00%) Apple Swift
17 25 (1.72%) VB
18 21 (1.45%) T-SQL
19 19 (1.31%) Go
19 19 (1.31%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 132 (9.08%) Security Cleared
2 105 (7.23%) SC Cleared
3 84 (5.78%) Degree
4 34 (2.34%) ISEB
5 33 (2.27%) ISTQB
6 27 (1.86%) CISSP
6 27 (1.86%) RHCE
7 24 (1.65%) RHCSA
8 17 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 12 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
10 10 (0.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 7 (0.48%) Master's Degree
11 7 (0.48%) Sun Certification
12 5 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
13 4 (0.28%) CCIE Security
13 4 (0.28%) CompTIA Security+
13 4 (0.28%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (8.26%) QA
2 14 (0.96%) SLA
3 10 (0.69%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.28%) IEC 62304
5 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.14%) GDPR
5 2 (0.14%) PMO
5 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.069%) FATCA
6 1 (0.069%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.069%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.069%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 155 (10.67%) Docker
2 26 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 26 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.24%) HDFS
4 13 (0.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 11 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.62%) Apache Flume
6 9 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.62%) vSphere
7 6 (0.41%) Varnish
8 5 (0.34%) vCloud
9 2 (0.14%) Corosync
9 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.14%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.14%) Samba
9 2 (0.14%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.069%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.069%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 111 (7.64%) Puppet
2 73 (5.02%) Ansible
3 51 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (1.31%) Hadoop YARN
5 17 (1.17%) SELinux
6 15 (1.03%) Kubernetes
7 13 (0.89%) Grafana
7 13 (0.89%) Kibana
8 11 (0.76%) NetBackup
8 11 (0.76%) Terraform
9 10 (0.69%) HP Fortify
9 10 (0.69%) Oozie
9 10 (0.69%) Prometheus
10 9 (0.62%) Cobbler
10 9 (0.62%) Consul
11 8 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (0.55%) ZABBIX
12 7 (0.48%) logstash
12 7 (0.48%) vRealize
13 6 (0.41%) Nagios
Vendors
1 283 (19.48%) Oracle
2 73 (5.02%) Microsoft
2 73 (5.02%) Red Hat
3 71 (4.89%) IBM
4 60 (4.13%) HP
5 59 (4.06%) Google
6 37 (2.55%) VMware
7 25 (1.72%) Adobe
8 24 (1.65%) webMethods
9 23 (1.58%) Splunk
10 22 (1.51%) Talend
11 16 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
11 16 (1.10%) SAP
12 15 (1.03%) Cloudera
13 14 (0.96%) Apple
13 14 (0.96%) CA
13 14 (0.96%) MuleSoft
13 14 (0.96%) Sitecore
14 13 (0.89%) WSO2
15 12 (0.83%) TIBCO
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Oxfordshire
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