Period
to 27 February 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 11 8
Rank change year-on-year -9 -3 +4
Contract jobs citing Java 753 1,741 1,819
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.08% 10.87% 10.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.57% 26.89% 29.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 1,061 1,135
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £326 £338 £338
90th Percentile £602 £585 £594
England median daily rate £538 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 25
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% - +28.57%
10th Percentile £16.00 £21.25 £38.66
90th Percentile £50.50 £57.33 £57.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £41.38
% change year-on-year -22.22% +8.76% +4.75%

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 3,660 6,475 6,065
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 34.41% 40.41% 36.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,290 4,163 3,731
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £300
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £488 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +0.52% +2.11% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 177 144
South East median hourly rate £41.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.78% - +9.76%
10th Percentile £18.25 £22.00 £19.49
90th Percentile £70.20 £52.50 £50.93
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 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 -7 333 £450 +2.27% 165
Hampshire -18 176 £475 -5.00% 95
Berkshire -11 173 £475 +5.56% 88
Surrey -11 121 £500 +2.56% 73
Buckinghamshire +5 119 £450 +8.43% 33
West Sussex -14 64 £550 +17.15% 24
Oxfordshire -13 41 £450 -5.26% 44
East Sussex -4 39 £425 -15.00% 18
Kent +12 12 £438 -16.67% 13
Middlesex +7 3 £358 -22.70% 2
Sussex -8 1 £575 +27.78%
Java
England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 343 (45.55%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (25.50%) SQL
3 178 (23.64%) JavaScript
3 178 (23.64%) Python
4 176 (23.37%) Spring
5 159 (21.12%) DevOps
6 138 (18.33%) Test Automation
7 137 (18.19%) Scrum
8 135 (17.93%) Git (software)
9 118 (15.67%) Web Services
10 117 (15.54%) Linux
10 117 (15.54%) TDD
10 117 (15.54%) Selenium
10 117 (15.54%) Microservices
11 107 (14.21%) Oracle
12 104 (13.81%) AWS
13 103 (13.68%) Jenkins
13 103 (13.68%) JIRA
14 98 (13.01%) HTML
15 96 (12.75%) Security Cleared
16 94 (12.48%) Finance
16 94 (12.48%) Java 8
17 93 (12.35%) RESTful
17 93 (12.35%) Node.js
18 91 (12.08%) Docker
19 89 (11.82%) AngularJS
20 86 (11.42%) C#
20 86 (11.42%) Problem-Solving
21 85 (11.29%) CSS
22 84 (11.16%) Software Engineering

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 65 (8.63%) Confluence
2 44 (5.84%) Tomcat
3 39 (5.18%) WebLogic
4 34 (4.52%) Apache
5 22 (2.92%) Apache Spark
6 14 (1.86%) WebSphere
7 13 (1.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 12 (1.59%) JBoss
9 11 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
10 10 (1.33%) CMS
11 8 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
11 8 (1.06%) Documentum
11 8 (1.06%) NetWeaver
11 8 (1.06%) nginx
12 7 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (0.93%) MS Exchange
13 6 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.80%) SAP EP
13 6 (0.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.27%) Acrobat
3 2 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 24 (3.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.80%) SAP CRM
3 4 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.13%) BigMachines
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.13%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.13%) Magento
6 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.13%) Odoo
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.13%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 104 (13.81%) AWS
2 73 (9.69%) Azure
3 45 (5.98%) Serverless
4 38 (5.05%) Amazon S3
5 37 (4.91%) SaaS
6 34 (4.52%) AWS Lambda
7 26 (3.45%) GitHub
8 22 (2.92%) OpenShift
9 21 (2.79%) Amazon EC2
10 17 (2.26%) Amazon SQS
10 17 (2.26%) GCP
10 17 (2.26%) PaaS
11 14 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (1.59%) Amazon ECS
12 12 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (1.59%) CloudFront
13 11 (1.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 11 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
14 10 (1.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 10 (1.33%) Amazon Cognito
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.45%) SNMP
2 18 (2.39%) HTTP
3 17 (2.26%) DNS
4 14 (1.86%) Internet
5 11 (1.46%) Firewall
6 10 (1.33%) SSL
6 10 (1.33%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.80%) AMQP
7 6 (0.80%) DSL
8 5 (0.66%) IPv6
9 4 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.53%) LAN
9 4 (0.53%) NaaS
10 3 (0.40%) DHCP
10 3 (0.40%) Network Security
10 3 (0.40%) WAN
11 2 (0.27%) FTP
11 2 (0.27%) SMTP
11 2 (0.27%) SSH
11 2 (0.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (9.16%) SQL Server
2 42 (5.58%) Relational Database
3 38 (5.05%) MySQL
3 38 (5.05%) NoSQL
4 37 (4.91%) PostgreSQL
5 31 (4.12%) MongoDB
6 26 (3.45%) Oracle Database
7 23 (3.05%) Big Data
8 22 (2.92%) Hadoop
9 15 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (1.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 12 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
12 10 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (1.06%) DB2
14 7 (0.93%) Data Lake
14 7 (0.93%) Pentaho
15 6 (0.80%) MariaDB
15 6 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (0.80%) Redis
15 6 (0.80%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 135 (17.93%) Git (software)
2 117 (15.54%) Selenium
3 103 (13.68%) Jenkins
3 103 (13.68%) JIRA
4 75 (9.96%) Cucumber
5 42 (5.58%) Maven
6 32 (4.25%) Bitbucket
7 31 (4.12%) JUnit
8 28 (3.72%) JMeter
9 27 (3.59%) Subversion
10 25 (3.32%) Eclipse
11 23 (3.05%) IntelliJ
12 21 (2.79%) SonarQube
13 14 (1.86%) GitLab
13 14 (1.86%) SoapUI
13 14 (1.86%) Sonatype Nexus
14 11 (1.46%) FindBugs
14 11 (1.46%) Gradle
14 11 (1.46%) Log4j
14 11 (1.46%) Mercurial
General
1 94 (12.48%) Finance
2 27 (3.59%) Banking
2 27 (3.59%) Telecoms
3 24 (3.19%) Public Sector
4 14 (1.86%) Retail
5 10 (1.33%) Marketing
6 5 (0.66%) Investment Banking
6 5 (0.66%) Law
6 5 (0.66%) Legal
6 5 (0.66%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.53%) Electronics
7 4 (0.53%) Local Government
8 3 (0.40%) Automotive
8 3 (0.40%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.40%) Publishing
9 2 (0.27%) Back Office
9 2 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.27%) Games
10 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.13%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 403 (53.52%) Developer
2 184 (24.44%) Java Developer
3 59 (7.84%) Architect
4 48 (6.37%) Tester
5 42 (5.58%) Full Stack Developer
6 37 (4.91%) Analyst
6 37 (4.91%) Software Engineer
7 34 (4.52%) Automation Tester
8 33 (4.38%) Solutions Architect
9 31 (4.12%) DevOps Engineer
10 30 (3.98%) Consultant
11 29 (3.85%) Software Developer
12 28 (3.72%) Angular Developer
12 28 (3.72%) Scala Developer
13 26 (3.45%) Senior Developer
14 23 (3.05%) Designer
15 22 (2.92%) Java Engineer
16 20 (2.66%) Solutions Designer
17 18 (2.39%) Java Software Developer
18 17 (2.26%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (23.37%) Spring
2 118 (15.67%) Web Services
3 98 (13.01%) HTML
4 93 (12.35%) Node.js
4 93 (12.35%) RESTful
5 89 (11.82%) AngularJS
6 85 (11.29%) CSS
7 79 (10.49%) REST
8 74 (9.83%) .NET
9 73 (9.69%) J2EE
10 68 (9.03%) SOAP
11 67 (8.90%) XML
12 60 (7.97%) JSON
13 56 (7.44%) Hibernate
14 55 (7.30%) Spring Boot
15 44 (5.84%) React
16 39 (5.18%) HTML5
17 31 (4.12%) Kafka
18 28 (3.72%) RabbitMQ
19 27 (3.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 52 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
3 29 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 23 (3.05%) Linux Command Line
4 23 (3.05%) Mobile App
5 13 (1.73%) User Experience
6 12 (1.59%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (1.20%) Clustering
7 9 (1.20%) Data Structures
7 9 (1.20%) Virtual Team
8 8 (1.06%) Algorithms
8 8 (1.06%) Smart City
9 7 (0.93%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.66%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.53%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.53%) Graphic Design
12 3 (0.40%) Derivative
12 3 (0.40%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.40%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 117 (15.54%) Linux
2 55 (7.30%) Windows
3 44 (5.84%) Unix
4 39 (5.18%) Android
5 30 (3.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (3.05%) Apple iOS
7 18 (2.39%) Windows Server
8 13 (1.73%) Ubuntu
8 13 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (1.59%) CentOS
10 11 (1.46%) Debian
11 5 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.53%) Solaris
12 4 (0.53%) VMS
12 4 (0.53%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.53%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.40%) AIX
13 3 (0.40%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.27%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (45.55%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (21.12%) DevOps
3 138 (18.33%) Test Automation
4 137 (18.19%) Scrum
5 117 (15.54%) Microservices
5 117 (15.54%) TDD
6 86 (11.42%) Problem-Solving
7 84 (11.16%) Software Engineering
8 61 (8.10%) Configuration Management
9 60 (7.97%) Continuous Integration
10 55 (7.30%) SDLC
10 55 (7.30%) Unit Testing
11 53 (7.04%) BDD
12 46 (6.11%) Open Source
12 46 (6.11%) Web Development
13 45 (5.98%) Business Intelligence
14 41 (5.44%) Data Modelling
15 39 (5.18%) Integration Testing
15 39 (5.18%) SOA
16 38 (5.05%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 192 (25.50%) SQL
2 178 (23.64%) JavaScript
2 178 (23.64%) Python
3 94 (12.48%) Java 8
4 86 (11.42%) C#
5 70 (9.30%) PHP
6 56 (7.44%) C++
6 56 (7.44%) Scala
7 40 (5.31%) PL/SQL
7 40 (5.31%) Shell Script
8 38 (5.05%) Perl
9 35 (4.65%) Ruby
10 28 (3.72%) Kotlin
11 26 (3.45%) C
12 25 (3.32%) PowerShell
13 23 (3.05%) Apple Swift
13 23 (3.05%) Objective-C
14 19 (2.52%) Bash Shell
15 17 (2.26%) TypeScript
16 16 (2.12%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 96 (12.75%) Security Cleared
2 79 (10.49%) SC Cleared
3 36 (4.78%) Degree
4 19 (2.52%) ISTQB
5 17 (2.26%) DV Cleared
6 16 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (1.99%) ISEB
8 14 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (1.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (1.20%) Numerate Degree
11 7 (0.93%) MCSE
12 5 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.53%) CCNA
13 4 (0.53%) MCITP
13 4 (0.53%) MCSA
14 3 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.40%) SANS
14 3 (0.40%) Sun Certification
15 2 (0.27%) CISA
15 2 (0.27%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (6.64%) QA
2 5 (0.66%) SLA
3 4 (0.53%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.53%) SEPA
4 3 (0.40%) NCSC
5 2 (0.27%) GDPR
5 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.13%) HL7
6 1 (0.13%) NIST
6 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 91 (12.08%) Docker
2 28 (3.72%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.06%) HDFS
4 7 (0.93%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.66%) RACF
5 5 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.40%) NFS
6 3 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.40%) vSphere
7 2 (0.27%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.13%) Corosync
8 1 (0.13%) Postfix
8 1 (0.13%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 54 (7.17%) Kubernetes
2 46 (6.11%) Ansible
3 43 (5.71%) Terraform
4 28 (3.72%) Amdocs OSS
5 23 (3.05%) Netcool
5 23 (3.05%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 20 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (1.99%) Puppet
8 13 (1.73%) HP ALM
9 9 (1.20%) Kibana
10 6 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.66%) Grafana
12 4 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (0.53%) SCCM
12 4 (0.53%) SCOM
12 4 (0.53%) WSUS
13 3 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.40%) HAProxy
13 3 (0.40%) logstash
13 3 (0.40%) Oozie
Vendors
1 107 (14.21%) Oracle
2 42 (5.58%) Microsoft
3 38 (5.05%) IBM
4 35 (4.65%) webMethods
5 29 (3.85%) BEA
6 28 (3.72%) Cramer
7 27 (3.59%) Google
8 25 (3.32%) Remedy
8 25 (3.32%) ServiceNow
9 23 (3.05%) BMC
9 23 (3.05%) Siebel
9 23 (3.05%) xMatters
10 22 (2.92%) AppDynamics
11 21 (2.79%) Cisco
11 21 (2.79%) Red Hat
12 20 (2.66%) Adobe
13 18 (2.39%) SAP
14 17 (2.26%) Nokia
15 15 (1.99%) Atlassian
15 15 (1.99%) Talend