Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 9 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +11
Contract jobs citing Java 1,852 1,665 1,811
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.25% 10.25% 10.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.77% 29.08% 30.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,169 1,033 1,159
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £325 £333 £300
90th Percentile £575 £588 £556
England median daily rate £513 £500 £470
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.38% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 30 37
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £43.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +250.00% -68.75%
10th Percentile £21.05 £31.18 £11.70
90th Percentile £54.88 £49.25 £49.25
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% +11.11% -10.00%

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 6,669 5,726 6,001
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 40.51% 35.25% 35.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,241 3,558 3,695
South East median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £312 £290 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 173 217
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £21.90 £17.30 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.50 £52.50 £56.00
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +2.74%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -3 683 £428 -10.00% 265
Surrey +2 423 £500 +5.26% 98
Hampshire +17 408 £500 +25.00% 106
Berkshire +13 295 £425 -10.99% 128
Buckinghamshire -7 231 £425 +6.25% 40
West Sussex +2 197 £450 -5.26% 48
Oxfordshire -3 157 £450 -14.29% 97
East Sussex +9 84 £475 +11.76% 38
Kent +8 17 £525 -17.65% 14
Middlesex +8 11 £425 -15.00% 4
Sussex -2 2 £550 +18.92%
Home Counties +1 1 £420 +29.23%
Java
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 889 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 647 (34.94%) Spring
3 482 (26.03%) TDD
4 447 (24.14%) JavaScript
5 370 (19.98%) Linux
6 362 (19.55%) BDD
7 358 (19.33%) Test Automation
8 355 (19.17%) Web Services
9 350 (18.90%) Jenkins
10 344 (18.57%) SQL
11 331 (17.87%) Microservices
12 318 (17.17%) Oracle
13 317 (17.12%) REST
14 316 (17.06%) Git (software)
15 310 (16.74%) Scrum
16 305 (16.47%) Continuous Integration
17 304 (16.41%) Amazon AWS
18 296 (15.98%) Spring Boot
19 293 (15.82%) RESTful
20 271 (14.63%) Java 8
21 262 (14.15%) Hibernate
22 254 (13.71%) HTML
23 251 (13.55%) NoSQL
24 250 (13.50%) Python
25 246 (13.28%) DevOps
26 244 (13.17%) Software Engineering
27 242 (13.07%) Docker
28 237 (12.80%) Maven
29 219 (11.83%) AngularJS
30 216 (11.66%) JIRA

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
1 144 (7.78%) Tomcat
2 120 (6.48%) Apache
3 115 (6.21%) JBoss
4 97 (5.24%) Confluence
5 95 (5.13%) Apache Spark
6 84 (4.54%) WebLogic
7 67 (3.62%) Elasticsearch
8 51 (2.75%) Jetty
9 48 (2.59%) WebSphere
10 43 (2.32%) MQSeries
11 39 (2.11%) Cloud Foundry
12 38 (2.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 28 (1.51%) IIS
14 25 (1.35%) CMS
15 21 (1.13%) nginx
15 21 (1.13%) OpenStack
16 19 (1.03%) Apache Solr
17 16 (0.86%) GemFire
17 16 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
18 15 (0.81%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.27%) SPSS
4 4 (0.22%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.22%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.054%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 13 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (0.59%) Maximo
3 10 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
4 9 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.32%) Remedy AR System
5 6 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.27%) SAP CRM
6 5 (0.27%) SAP PSCD
7 4 (0.22%) Magento
8 3 (0.16%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.16%) SAP GRC
9 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.11%) SAP GTS
9 2 (0.11%) SAP IS-U
9 2 (0.11%) Workday HCM
10 1 (0.054%) ENOVIA
10 1 (0.054%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.054%) SAP Hybris
10 1 (0.054%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 304 (16.41%) Amazon AWS
2 147 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (3.51%) GitHub
4 49 (2.65%) PaaS
5 45 (2.43%) OpenShift
6 40 (2.16%) Google Cloud Platform
7 30 (1.62%) Serverless
8 24 (1.30%) Amazon SQS
9 22 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 21 (1.13%) SaaS
11 19 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
12 16 (0.86%) Google Analytics
13 15 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
13 15 (0.81%) Amazon S3
14 14 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
14 14 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
15 10 (0.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 10 (0.54%) CloudFront
16 9 (0.49%) Slack
16 9 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 89 (4.81%) HTTP
2 28 (1.51%) SSL
3 27 (1.46%) Internet
4 26 (1.40%) TCP/IP
5 24 (1.30%) SNMP
6 19 (1.03%) Firewall
7 12 (0.65%) iSCSI
7 12 (0.65%) SAN
8 10 (0.54%) PuTTY
9 9 (0.49%) Wireless
10 8 (0.43%) DVB
10 8 (0.43%) Kerberos
11 7 (0.38%) Ethernet
11 7 (0.38%) MPLS
11 7 (0.38%) SSH
11 7 (0.38%) WinSCP
12 6 (0.32%) HTTPS
13 5 (0.27%) DNS
13 5 (0.27%) LAN
13 5 (0.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 251 (13.55%) NoSQL
2 202 (10.91%) MongoDB
3 160 (8.64%) Hadoop
4 142 (7.67%) Big Data
5 123 (6.64%) SQL Server
6 106 (5.72%) MySQL
7 100 (5.40%) Relational Database
8 92 (4.97%) Apache Cassandra
8 92 (4.97%) PostgreSQL
9 66 (3.56%) Oracle Database
10 47 (2.54%) Couchbase
10 47 (2.54%) HBase
11 27 (1.46%) Redis
12 26 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
12 26 (1.40%) Oracle Database 12c
13 25 (1.35%) DB2
14 21 (1.13%) RDBMS
15 18 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 18 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
16 17 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 350 (18.90%) Jenkins
2 316 (17.06%) Git (software)
3 237 (12.80%) Maven
4 216 (11.66%) JIRA
5 211 (11.39%) Selenium
6 159 (8.59%) JUnit
7 157 (8.48%) Cucumber
8 105 (5.67%) SoapUI
9 74 (4.00%) Eclipse
10 72 (3.89%) Subversion
11 58 (3.13%) IntelliJ
12 52 (2.81%) Gradle
13 51 (2.75%) JMeter
14 44 (2.38%) Mockito
15 39 (2.11%) Ant
16 34 (1.84%) git-flow
17 29 (1.57%) Protractor
17 29 (1.57%) SonarQube
17 29 (1.57%) WebDriver
18 27 (1.46%) Toad
General
1 212 (11.45%) Finance
2 77 (4.16%) Banking
3 49 (2.65%) Telecoms
4 48 (2.59%) Games
5 30 (1.62%) Retail
6 26 (1.40%) Publishing
7 25 (1.35%) Marketing
8 20 (1.08%) Back Office
8 20 (1.08%) Law
9 13 (0.70%) Billing
10 12 (0.65%) Advertising
11 11 (0.59%) Legal
12 10 (0.54%) Manufacturing
13 9 (0.49%) Automotive
14 7 (0.38%) Mandarin Language
14 7 (0.38%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.32%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.27%) Investment Banking
17 3 (0.16%) Avionics
17 3 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1,093 (59.02%) Developer
2 776 (41.90%) Java Developer
3 152 (8.21%) Analyst
4 115 (6.21%) Senior Developer
5 109 (5.89%) Software Engineer
6 102 (5.51%) Architect
7 95 (5.13%) Senior Java Developer
8 92 (4.97%) Test Analyst
9 87 (4.70%) Tester
10 84 (4.54%) Java Engineer
11 58 (3.13%) Software Developer
12 55 (2.97%) Automation Tester
13 53 (2.86%) Test Engineer
14 50 (2.70%) Consultant
14 50 (2.70%) Scala Developer
15 48 (2.59%) Java Software Engineer
16 46 (2.48%) Agile Developer
17 44 (2.38%) Java Software Developer
18 41 (2.21%) DevOps Engineer
18 41 (2.21%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 647 (34.94%) Spring
2 355 (19.17%) Web Services
3 317 (17.12%) REST
4 296 (15.98%) Spring Boot
5 293 (15.82%) RESTful
6 262 (14.15%) Hibernate
7 254 (13.71%) HTML
8 219 (11.83%) AngularJS
9 211 (11.39%) CSS
10 198 (10.69%) J2EE
11 194 (10.48%) JSON
12 182 (9.83%) XML
13 173 (9.34%) Kafka
14 163 (8.80%) SOAP
15 161 (8.69%) Node.js
16 127 (6.86%) .NET
17 106 (5.72%) HTML5
18 100 (5.40%) Middleware
19 99 (5.35%) JMS
20 98 (5.29%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 197 (10.64%) Greenfield Project
2 67 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (3.56%) Computer Science
4 48 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
4 48 (2.59%) User Experience
5 43 (2.32%) Mobile App
6 28 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
7 26 (1.40%) Algorithms
8 21 (1.13%) Fintech
9 20 (1.08%) Data Centre
10 18 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
10 18 (0.97%) Virtual Team
11 17 (0.92%) Management Information System
12 16 (0.86%) Public Cloud
13 14 (0.76%) Mainframe
14 11 (0.59%) Clustering
15 10 (0.54%) Client/Server
16 9 (0.49%) Data Structures
16 9 (0.49%) PKI
16 9 (0.49%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 370 (19.98%) Linux
2 174 (9.40%) Windows
3 173 (9.34%) Unix
4 44 (2.38%) Android
4 44 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 35 (1.89%) Windows Server
6 24 (1.30%) Ubuntu
7 22 (1.19%) Apple iOS
8 19 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (0.92%) SUSE
10 15 (0.81%) AIX
10 15 (0.81%) Solaris
11 11 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.43%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.43%) VMS
13 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.27%) CoreOS
14 5 (0.27%) Debian
15 4 (0.22%) CentOS
16 3 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 889 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 482 (26.03%) TDD
3 362 (19.55%) BDD
4 358 (19.33%) Test Automation
5 331 (17.87%) Microservices
6 310 (16.74%) Scrum
7 305 (16.47%) Continuous Integration
8 246 (13.28%) DevOps
9 244 (13.17%) Software Engineering
10 166 (8.96%) MVC
11 159 (8.59%) Open Source
11 159 (8.59%) Problem-Solving
12 136 (7.34%) Kanban
13 130 (7.02%) OO
14 113 (6.10%) SDLC
15 103 (5.56%) Unit Testing
16 94 (5.08%) SOA
17 89 (4.81%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 87 (4.70%) API Testing
19 85 (4.59%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 447 (24.14%) JavaScript
2 344 (18.57%) SQL
3 271 (14.63%) Java 8
4 250 (13.50%) Python
5 196 (10.58%) Scala
6 169 (9.13%) C#
7 102 (5.51%) C++
7 102 (5.51%) Ruby
8 72 (3.89%) Groovy
9 58 (3.13%) C
10 53 (2.86%) Java 9
11 48 (2.59%) Perl
12 43 (2.32%) PHP
12 43 (2.32%) PL/SQL
13 42 (2.27%) Bash Shell
14 37 (2.00%) Go
14 37 (2.00%) PowerShell
15 25 (1.35%) VB
16 24 (1.30%) Shell Script
17 22 (1.19%) R
Qualifications
1 173 (9.34%) Security Cleared
2 143 (7.72%) SC Cleared
3 133 (7.18%) Degree
4 56 (3.02%) ISEB
5 55 (2.97%) ISTQB
6 45 (2.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 36 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
8 19 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
9 17 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
9 17 (0.92%) Master's Degree
10 11 (0.59%) PMI Certification
10 11 (0.59%) PMP
11 8 (0.43%) BC Cleared
11 8 (0.43%) DV Cleared
11 8 (0.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 7 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
13 6 (0.32%) HND
14 5 (0.27%) CISM
14 5 (0.27%) CISSP
14 5 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (7.34%) QA
2 18 (0.97%) GDPR
3 12 (0.65%) SLA
4 9 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.43%) PMO
5 8 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.32%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.22%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.22%) ISAE 3402
7 4 (0.22%) ISO 22301
7 4 (0.22%) ISO 31000
7 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 4 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.11%) ECSS
10 1 (0.054%) GPG13
10 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 242 (13.07%) Docker
2 55 (2.97%) HDFS
3 52 (2.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 21 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
5 15 (0.81%) vSphere
6 12 (0.65%) Active Directory
6 12 (0.65%) Apache Flume
6 12 (0.65%) NFS
7 9 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.38%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.22%) Firmware
10 4 (0.22%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 3 (0.16%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.11%) ACF2
12 2 (0.11%) KVM
12 2 (0.11%) RACF
12 2 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 144 (7.78%) Ansible
2 143 (7.72%) Puppet
3 110 (5.94%) Opscode Chef
4 61 (3.29%) Kubernetes
5 50 (2.70%) Cobbler
6 42 (2.27%) Hadoop YARN
7 33 (1.78%) Terraform
8 26 (1.40%) Kibana
9 24 (1.30%) HP ALM
10 23 (1.24%) Grafana
11 18 (0.97%) Nagios
12 12 (0.65%) Amdocs OSS
12 12 (0.65%) SCOM
13 11 (0.59%) Mesos
13 11 (0.59%) SCCM
13 11 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (0.49%) Data Guard
14 9 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
14 9 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 7 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 318 (17.17%) Oracle
2 91 (4.91%) Microsoft
3 87 (4.70%) Google
4 70 (3.78%) IBM
5 63 (3.40%) Red Hat
6 62 (3.35%) SAP
7 60 (3.24%) Salesforce.com
8 45 (2.43%) webMethods
9 41 (2.21%) HP
10 40 (2.16%) Adobe
11 37 (2.00%) VMware
12 35 (1.89%) Splunk
13 23 (1.24%) Atlassian
14 22 (1.19%) Cisco
15 18 (0.97%) Remedy
16 17 (0.92%) TIBCO
17 15 (0.81%) Amdocs
18 14 (0.76%) CA
18 14 (0.76%) New Relic
18 14 (0.76%) Software AG