Period
to 22 January 2021

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 22 January 2021 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
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 26 22 8
Rank change year-on-year -4 -14 0
Contract jobs citing Java 276 809 1,806
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 6.34% 6.95% 11.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.74% 19.89% 27.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 513 1,141
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £300 £325 £328
90th Percentile £588 £613 £575
England median daily rate £525 £538 £525
% change year-on-year -2.33% +2.38% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 28
Median hourly rate £58.00 £34.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.59% -24.44% -
10th Percentile £50.44 £16.00 £20.30
90th Percentile £61.25 £47.00 £54.82
England median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%

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 1,331 4,067 6,548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.60% 34.96% 40.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 833 2,582 4,274
Median daily rate £432 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.98% +2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £281 £313 £313
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
England median daily rate £480 £485 £480
% change year-on-year -1.03% +1.04% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 127 147
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +0.99%
10th Percentile £13.00 £18.25 £22.65
90th Percentile £58.88 £75.25 £51.75
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% +6.25%

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 22 January 2021.

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 22 January 2021.

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 22 January 2021. 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 +1 125 £450 - 105
Berkshire +8 77 £475 +5.56% 50
Hampshire -18 60 £490 +3.16% 48
West Sussex +9 47 £495 -4.81% 13
Buckinghamshire -7 41 £308 -27.65% 20
Surrey +3 31 £525 +5.00% 44
Kent +15 7 £469 +7.14% 8
Oxfordshire -6 7 £450 -1.85% 35
Sussex +7 1 £625 +8.70%
Java
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, 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.

1 127 (46.01%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (35.87%) SQL
3 78 (28.26%) DevOps
4 64 (23.19%) JIRA
5 59 (21.38%) Microservices
6 58 (21.01%) Oracle
7 53 (19.20%) JavaScript
8 52 (18.84%) Python
9 51 (18.48%) Spring
9 51 (18.48%) Jenkins
10 50 (18.12%) Scrum
11 47 (17.03%) Git (software)
11 47 (17.03%) Docker
12 46 (16.67%) Linux
13 45 (16.30%) Test Automation
13 45 (16.30%) Problem-Solving
14 43 (15.58%) Open Source
15 41 (14.86%) Continuous Integration
16 40 (14.49%) Security Cleared
16 40 (14.49%) Kubernetes
17 39 (14.13%) Web Services
18 37 (13.41%) Azure
18 37 (13.41%) Confluence
19 35 (12.68%) Selenium
19 35 (12.68%) C#
19 35 (12.68%) C++
19 35 (12.68%) J2EE
20 33 (11.96%) PL/SQL
20 33 (11.96%) Android
20 33 (11.96%) Spring Boot

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 37 (13.41%) Confluence
2 24 (8.70%) WebLogic
3 23 (8.33%) Apache
4 15 (5.43%) Apache Spark
5 11 (3.99%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (2.90%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.90%) Tomcat
7 7 (2.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (1.81%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (1.81%) IIS
8 5 (1.81%) JBoss
9 4 (1.45%) Alfresco
9 4 (1.45%) Apache Solr
9 4 (1.45%) DNN
9 4 (1.45%) Documentum
9 4 (1.45%) nginx
10 3 (1.09%) Apache Qpid
10 3 (1.09%) NetWeaver
10 3 (1.09%) SAP EP
11 2 (0.72%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 5 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.72%) SPSS
2 2 (0.72%) Windchill
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.90%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.09%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (1.09%) Magento
2 3 (1.09%) SAP CRM
2 3 (1.09%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.72%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.36%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.36%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 37 (13.41%) Azure
2 30 (10.87%) AWS
3 9 (3.26%) Bitrise
3 9 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (2.90%) Apigee
4 8 (2.90%) GitHub
5 7 (2.54%) Amazon ECS
5 7 (2.54%) AWS Fargate
5 7 (2.54%) Serverless
6 6 (2.17%) GCP
7 5 (1.81%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (1.81%) OpenShift
8 4 (1.45%) PaaS
9 3 (1.09%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.09%) IaaS
9 3 (1.09%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.72%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.90%) SSL
2 4 (1.45%) iSCSI
3 3 (1.09%) DNS
3 3 (1.09%) HTTP
3 3 (1.09%) Internet
4 2 (0.72%) FTP
4 2 (0.72%) LAN
4 2 (0.72%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.36%) Broadband
5 1 (0.36%) Firewall
5 1 (0.36%) Network Security
5 1 (0.36%) OpenFlow
5 1 (0.36%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.36%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.36%) VoIP
5 1 (0.36%) WAN
5 1 (0.36%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.70%) NoSQL
2 23 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (7.97%) Relational Database
4 21 (7.61%) Big Data
5 19 (6.88%) SQL Server
6 14 (5.07%) Hadoop
7 11 (3.99%) Apache Hive
7 11 (3.99%) MySQL
7 11 (3.99%) Oracle Database
8 9 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (3.26%) MongoDB
9 8 (2.90%) Apache Accumulo
10 7 (2.54%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (1.45%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (1.45%) Redis
12 3 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (1.09%) HBase
12 3 (1.09%) SAP HANA
12 3 (1.09%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 64 (23.19%) JIRA
2 51 (18.48%) Jenkins
3 47 (17.03%) Git (software)
4 35 (12.68%) Selenium
5 23 (8.33%) Cucumber
6 16 (5.80%) Bitbucket
7 14 (5.07%) GitLab
8 13 (4.71%) JMeter
9 12 (4.35%) Subversion
10 11 (3.99%) CA Gen
11 10 (3.62%) SoapUI
12 9 (3.26%) Maven
12 9 (3.26%) Postman
13 8 (2.90%) Gradle
14 7 (2.54%) Sonatype Nexus
15 6 (2.17%) JUnit
15 6 (2.17%) SonarQube
15 6 (2.17%) WebDriver
16 5 (1.81%) Appium
16 5 (1.81%) Toad
General
1 22 (7.97%) Public Sector
2 17 (6.16%) Finance
3 9 (3.26%) Automotive
4 8 (2.90%) Marketing
4 8 (2.90%) Retail
5 7 (2.54%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.17%) Banking
7 2 (0.72%) Electronics
7 2 (0.72%) Games
7 2 (0.72%) Law
7 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.36%) Back Office
8 1 (0.36%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.36%) Legal
8 1 (0.36%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 116 (42.03%) Developer
2 45 (16.30%) Java Developer
3 37 (13.41%) Architect
4 17 (6.16%) Solutions Architect
5 16 (5.80%) Security Engineer
6 15 (5.43%) Test Engineer
7 14 (5.07%) Scala Developer
7 14 (5.07%) Senior Developer
8 13 (4.71%) Senior Java Developer
8 13 (4.71%) Software Engineer
9 12 (4.35%) Consultant
9 12 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
9 12 (4.35%) Mobile Developer
10 11 (3.99%) Data Architect
10 11 (3.99%) Full Stack Developer
11 10 (3.62%) Applications Developer
12 9 (3.26%) Technical Architect
13 8 (2.90%) Analyst
13 8 (2.90%) Android Developer
13 8 (2.90%) SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (18.48%) Spring
2 39 (14.13%) Web Services
3 35 (12.68%) J2EE
4 33 (11.96%) Spring Boot
5 32 (11.59%) .NET
5 32 (11.59%) RESTful
5 32 (11.59%) SOAP
6 29 (10.51%) HTML
7 28 (10.14%) React
8 27 (9.78%) AngularJS
9 26 (9.42%) REST
10 25 (9.06%) JSON
11 24 (8.70%) CSS
12 22 (7.97%) Kafka
13 20 (7.25%) XML
14 19 (6.88%) Node.js
15 12 (4.35%) Java EE
16 11 (3.99%) Middleware
16 11 (3.99%) RxJava
17 10 (3.62%) OpenJDK
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.71%) Data Structures
2 13 (4.71%) Linux Command Line
2 13 (4.71%) User Experience
3 12 (4.35%) Algorithms
3 12 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 11 (3.99%) Public Cloud
5 9 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (2.54%) Cloud Native
6 7 (2.54%) Mainframe
7 6 (2.17%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.81%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.09%) Animation
10 3 (1.09%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.09%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.72%) Augmented Reality
11 2 (0.72%) CUDA
11 2 (0.72%) Replication
11 2 (0.72%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 46 (16.67%) Linux
2 33 (11.96%) Android
3 19 (6.88%) Windows
4 15 (5.43%) Apple iOS
5 11 (3.99%) Oracle Linux
5 11 (3.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (3.99%) SUSE
5 11 (3.99%) Unix
6 2 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.36%) CentOS
7 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (46.01%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (28.26%) DevOps
3 59 (21.38%) Microservices
4 50 (18.12%) Scrum
5 45 (16.30%) Problem-Solving
5 45 (16.30%) Test Automation
6 43 (15.58%) Open Source
7 41 (14.86%) Continuous Integration
8 31 (11.23%) Configuration Management
9 29 (10.51%) Software Engineering
10 28 (10.14%) Data Modelling
10 28 (10.14%) OO
10 28 (10.14%) TDD
11 23 (8.33%) BDD
11 23 (8.33%) Test Strategy
12 22 (7.97%) Mentoring
13 20 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (6.88%) Computer Science
15 18 (6.52%) Continuous Delivery
15 18 (6.52%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 99 (35.87%) SQL
2 53 (19.20%) JavaScript
3 52 (18.84%) Python
4 35 (12.68%) C#
4 35 (12.68%) C++
5 33 (11.96%) PL/SQL
6 25 (9.06%) Scala
7 21 (7.61%) C
8 19 (6.88%) Bash Shell
9 18 (6.52%) Java 8
10 17 (6.16%) PHP
11 16 (5.80%) Kotlin
12 15 (5.43%) VB.NET
13 12 (4.35%) Perl
14 10 (3.62%) PowerShell
15 8 (2.90%) Go
16 6 (2.17%) Objective-C
16 6 (2.17%) T-SQL
16 6 (2.17%) VB
17 5 (1.81%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 40 (14.49%) Security Cleared
2 32 (11.59%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.80%) Degree
4 7 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (2.54%) ISTQB
4 7 (2.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (2.54%) Master's Degree
5 6 (2.17%) ISEB
6 5 (1.81%) CCNA
6 5 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.81%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.45%) JNCIA
8 3 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.09%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.72%) MCAD
9 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.72%) PhD
10 1 (0.36%) CCIE
10 1 (0.36%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (10.14%) QA
2 11 (3.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (3.99%) NIST
3 5 (1.81%) SLA
4 3 (1.09%) GDPR
5 2 (0.72%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.72%) HL7
6 1 (0.36%) DICOM
6 1 (0.36%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.36%) SEPA
6 1 (0.36%) TARGET2
System Software
1 47 (17.03%) Docker
2 8 (2.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 8 (2.90%) HDFS
3 4 (1.45%) NFS
4 2 (0.72%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 40 (14.49%) Kubernetes
2 23 (8.33%) Ansible
3 21 (7.61%) Puppet
4 18 (6.52%) Terraform
5 15 (5.43%) HP ALM
6 11 (3.99%) HP Fortify
7 8 (2.90%) Hadoop YARN
7 8 (2.90%) Oozie
8 6 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (1.81%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (1.45%) Istio
11 3 (1.09%) Grafana
11 3 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.72%) Giant Swarm
13 1 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
13 1 (0.36%) Kibana
13 1 (0.36%) MIIS
Vendors
1 58 (21.01%) Oracle
2 24 (8.70%) SAP
3 17 (6.16%) HP
3 17 (6.16%) webMethods
4 16 (5.80%) IBM
5 15 (5.43%) Microsoft
6 14 (5.07%) BEA
7 13 (4.71%) Black Duck
8 12 (4.35%) Sonatype
9 11 (3.99%) Micro Focus
9 11 (3.99%) Qualys
9 11 (3.99%) TIBCO
10 10 (3.62%) Red Hat
11 8 (2.90%) ArcSight
12 7 (2.54%) Google
13 6 (2.17%) MuleSoft
14 5 (1.81%) Apple
15 4 (1.45%) Cisco
15 4 (1.45%) Dell
15 4 (1.45%) Juniper