Period
to 22 November 2019

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 November 2019 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 9 8
Rank change year-on-year -12 -1 +2
Contract jobs citing Java 955 1,872 1,791
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.19% 11.26% 10.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.32% 27.24% 30.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 1,157 1,130
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £325 £335 £338
90th Percentile £605 £575 £594
England median daily rate £538 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 43 33
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% - +100.00%
10th Percentile £16.00 £16.79 £31.50
90th Percentile £50.50 £54.75 £60.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +8.05%

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 4,699 6,872 5,926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 35.39% 41.35% 35.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,880 4,431 3,676
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 175 165
South East median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% - +11.80%
10th Percentile £18.35 £25.84 £18.50
90th Percentile £73.63 £52.50 £52.00
England median hourly rate £43.50 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.57% +5.00% +6.67%

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 November 2019.

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 November 2019.

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 November 2019. 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 -7 423 £450 - 185
Hampshire -14 255 £500 - 69
Berkshire -9 223 £450 +2.27% 83
Buckinghamshire +4 151 £425 - 32
Surrey -17 131 £513 +2.50% 51
West Sussex -10 88 £500 +11.11% 21
Oxfordshire -10 51 £450 - 70
East Sussex -18 31 £400 -15.79% 14
Kent +12 18 £438 -4.11% 7
Middlesex +2 2 £375 -11.76% 1
Sussex -8 1 £575 +27.78%
Java
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, 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.

1 445 (46.60%) Agile Software Development
2 276 (28.90%) SQL
3 227 (23.77%) Spring
4 225 (23.56%) JavaScript
5 207 (21.68%) Python
6 197 (20.63%) DevOps
7 182 (19.06%) Oracle
8 169 (17.70%) TDD
9 167 (17.49%) Linux
10 165 (17.28%) Scrum
11 163 (17.07%) Test Automation
12 159 (16.65%) Git (software)
13 158 (16.54%) Jenkins
14 156 (16.34%) HTML
15 153 (16.02%) AWS
16 140 (14.66%) Finance
17 138 (14.45%) Microservices
18 134 (14.03%) Azure
19 132 (13.82%) Docker
20 130 (13.61%) JIRA
21 129 (13.51%) CSS
22 128 (13.40%) C#
23 126 (13.19%) AngularJS
24 124 (12.98%) Selenium
24 124 (12.98%) Continuous Integration
25 121 (12.67%) RESTful
25 121 (12.67%) Java 8
26 117 (12.25%) Web Services
27 115 (12.04%) Node.js
28 113 (11.83%) REST

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 71 (7.43%) Confluence
2 63 (6.60%) WebLogic
3 59 (6.18%) Apache
4 50 (5.24%) Tomcat
5 23 (2.41%) JBoss
6 22 (2.30%) WebSphere
7 18 (1.88%) CMS
8 17 (1.78%) Apache Spark
9 16 (1.68%) Drupal
10 15 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
10 15 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
10 15 (1.57%) MS Exchange
11 14 (1.47%) Cloud Foundry
12 13 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 12 (1.26%) NetWeaver
14 11 (1.15%) IIS
15 10 (1.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 10 (1.05%) iPlanet
16 9 (0.94%) nginx
17 7 (0.73%) Mule
Applications
1 18 (1.88%) Photoshop
2 9 (0.94%) Adobe Illustrator
2 9 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.21%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.10%) FileZilla
5 1 (0.10%) Notepad++
5 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.15%) CSG Singleview
3 8 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.84%) Sonata
4 6 (0.63%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.10%) Magento
8 1 (0.10%) Maximo
8 1 (0.10%) Odoo
8 1 (0.10%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.10%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 153 (16.02%) AWS
2 134 (14.03%) Azure
3 53 (5.55%) GitHub
4 40 (4.19%) SaaS
5 39 (4.08%) Serverless
6 37 (3.87%) PaaS
7 32 (3.35%) AWS Lambda
8 30 (3.14%) GCP
9 23 (2.41%) Amazon S3
10 21 (2.20%) OpenShift
11 16 (1.68%) Google Analytics
12 15 (1.57%) Office 365
13 14 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
14 13 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
14 13 (1.36%) npm
15 12 (1.26%) Amazon SQS
16 11 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
17 10 (1.05%) SuccessFactors
18 9 (0.94%) Amazon Cognito
18 9 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.41%) HTTP
2 22 (2.30%) Firewall
3 15 (1.57%) SSL
4 14 (1.47%) Internet
4 14 (1.47%) TCP/IP
5 12 (1.26%) NaaS
6 11 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (1.15%) DNS
7 8 (0.84%) SNMP
8 7 (0.73%) AMQP
9 6 (0.63%) SAN
10 4 (0.42%) Intranet
10 4 (0.42%) OpenLDAP
11 3 (0.31%) LAN
11 3 (0.31%) PuTTY
11 3 (0.31%) WAN
11 3 (0.31%) WinSCP
12 2 (0.21%) DSL
12 2 (0.21%) FTP
12 2 (0.21%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (8.48%) SQL Server
2 67 (7.02%) Relational Database
3 62 (6.49%) Oracle Database
4 50 (5.24%) NoSQL
5 46 (4.82%) PostgreSQL
6 38 (3.98%) MongoDB
7 33 (3.46%) MySQL
8 26 (2.72%) Hadoop
9 21 (2.20%) Big Data
10 20 (2.09%) RDBMS
11 17 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
12 16 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (1.26%) Oracle Database 10g
14 11 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
14 11 (1.15%) DB2
14 11 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (1.15%) Oracle Database 12c
15 9 (0.94%) SAP BW
16 8 (0.84%) HBase
16 8 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 159 (16.65%) Git (software)
2 158 (16.54%) Jenkins
3 130 (13.61%) JIRA
4 124 (12.98%) Selenium
5 94 (9.84%) Cucumber
6 67 (7.02%) Maven
7 47 (4.92%) JUnit
8 39 (4.08%) Bitbucket
9 38 (3.98%) JMeter
9 38 (3.98%) SonarQube
10 37 (3.87%) Eclipse
11 34 (3.56%) IntelliJ
12 22 (2.30%) TeamCity
13 21 (2.20%) Sonatype Nexus
14 20 (2.09%) Ant
14 20 (2.09%) Gradle
14 20 (2.09%) Mockito
14 20 (2.09%) SoapUI
14 20 (2.09%) Subversion
14 20 (2.09%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 140 (14.66%) Finance
2 47 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 34 (3.56%) Banking
4 33 (3.46%) Public Sector
5 25 (2.62%) Retail
6 15 (1.57%) Legal
7 12 (1.26%) Law
7 12 (1.26%) Marketing
8 10 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.94%) Billing
10 8 (0.84%) Electronics
11 7 (0.73%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.73%) Games
12 6 (0.63%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.52%) Automotive
13 5 (0.52%) Military
14 4 (0.42%) Local Government
14 4 (0.42%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 493 (51.62%) Developer
2 234 (24.50%) Java Developer
3 62 (6.49%) Architect
4 58 (6.07%) Analyst
5 56 (5.86%) Tester
6 52 (5.45%) Consultant
7 49 (5.13%) Software Engineer
8 48 (5.03%) Full Stack Developer
9 46 (4.82%) Angular Developer
10 44 (4.61%) Senior Developer
11 39 (4.08%) Automation Tester
12 35 (3.66%) Java Engineer
13 34 (3.56%) Senior Java Developer
14 27 (2.83%) DevOps Engineer
15 26 (2.72%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 26 (2.72%) Solutions Architect
16 25 (2.62%) Software Developer
17 23 (2.41%) .NET Developer
17 23 (2.41%) Python Developer
17 23 (2.41%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (23.77%) Spring
2 156 (16.34%) HTML
3 129 (13.51%) CSS
4 126 (13.19%) AngularJS
5 121 (12.67%) RESTful
6 117 (12.25%) Web Services
7 115 (12.04%) Node.js
8 113 (11.83%) REST
9 109 (11.41%) .NET
10 94 (9.84%) J2EE
11 80 (8.38%) JSON
11 80 (8.38%) SOAP
12 78 (8.17%) Spring Boot
13 73 (7.64%) XML
14 60 (6.28%) HTML5
15 58 (6.07%) Hibernate
16 57 (5.97%) React
17 36 (3.77%) Kafka
17 36 (3.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 35 (3.66%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 41 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (3.35%) User Experience
3 23 (2.41%) Clustering
4 22 (2.30%) Linux Command Line
5 20 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
5 20 (2.09%) Management Information System
6 19 (1.99%) Algorithms
7 18 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (1.57%) Data Structures
10 13 (1.36%) Mobile App
11 11 (1.15%) Smart City
11 11 (1.15%) Virtual Team
12 10 (1.05%) Client/Server
12 10 (1.05%) Life Science
13 9 (0.94%) Graphic Design
14 6 (0.63%) Cloud Native
14 6 (0.63%) Data Centre
14 6 (0.63%) Mainframe
15 5 (0.52%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 167 (17.49%) Linux
2 90 (9.42%) Unix
3 86 (9.01%) Windows
4 39 (4.08%) Android
5 29 (3.04%) Windows Server
6 26 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (1.68%) Apple iOS
8 14 (1.47%) Ubuntu
9 13 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (1.36%) Windows XP
10 12 (1.26%) Windows 8
11 11 (1.15%) CentOS
12 9 (0.94%) AIX
12 9 (0.94%) SUSE
13 7 (0.73%) Debian
13 7 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.42%) MVS
15 4 (0.42%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 445 (46.60%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (20.63%) DevOps
3 169 (17.70%) TDD
4 165 (17.28%) Scrum
5 163 (17.07%) Test Automation
6 138 (14.45%) Microservices
7 124 (12.98%) Continuous Integration
8 111 (11.62%) Software Engineering
9 98 (10.26%) BDD
10 89 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
11 73 (7.64%) Open Source
12 72 (7.54%) Unit Testing
13 69 (7.23%) Configuration Management
14 58 (6.07%) SOA
15 54 (5.65%) Migration
16 50 (5.24%) User Stories
16 50 (5.24%) Web Development
17 48 (5.03%) Kanban
18 43 (4.50%) OO
19 42 (4.40%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 276 (28.90%) SQL
2 225 (23.56%) JavaScript
3 207 (21.68%) Python
4 128 (13.40%) C#
5 121 (12.67%) Java 8
6 89 (9.32%) PL/SQL
7 65 (6.81%) C++
8 54 (5.65%) Scala
9 51 (5.34%) Shell Script
10 46 (4.82%) PHP
11 40 (4.19%) C
12 38 (3.98%) Ruby
13 34 (3.56%) Perl
14 31 (3.25%) Bash Shell
15 30 (3.14%) TypeScript
16 26 (2.72%) Groovy
17 23 (2.41%) Kotlin
18 22 (2.30%) Go
18 22 (2.30%) PowerShell
19 18 (1.88%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 90 (9.42%) Security Cleared
2 66 (6.91%) SC Cleared
3 47 (4.92%) Degree
4 25 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (2.41%) ISTQB
6 19 (1.99%) ISEB
6 19 (1.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 18 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (1.26%) CCNA
8 12 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (1.26%) MCITP
8 12 (1.26%) MCSA
9 11 (1.15%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
11 4 (0.42%) MCSE
12 3 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.21%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (7.54%) QA
2 6 (0.63%) SLA
3 4 (0.42%) SEPA
4 3 (0.31%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.31%) NCSC
5 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.21%) PMO
6 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.10%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.10%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 132 (13.82%) Docker
2 17 (1.78%) Hyper-V
3 16 (1.68%) Active Directory
4 13 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (1.05%) vSphere
6 6 (0.63%) HDFS
7 4 (0.42%) vCloud
7 4 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.21%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.21%) NFS
9 1 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.10%) Corosync
9 1 (0.10%) KVM
9 1 (0.10%) Postfix
9 1 (0.10%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 80 (8.38%) Kubernetes
2 45 (4.71%) Ansible
3 38 (3.98%) Puppet
4 32 (3.35%) Amdocs OSS
5 30 (3.14%) Terraform
6 19 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (1.36%) SCOM
8 12 (1.26%) SCCM
8 12 (1.26%) WSUS
9 10 (1.05%) Kibana
9 10 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 8 (0.84%) Data Guard
10 8 (0.84%) Grafana
10 8 (0.84%) Netcool
10 8 (0.84%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 8 (0.84%) Oracle RMAN
11 7 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.63%) HP ALM
12 6 (0.63%) Prometheus
13 5 (0.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 182 (19.06%) Oracle
2 69 (7.23%) Microsoft
3 47 (4.92%) Google
4 41 (4.29%) webMethods
5 35 (3.66%) IBM
5 35 (3.66%) SAP
6 33 (3.46%) Adobe
7 32 (3.35%) Cramer
8 29 (3.04%) Cisco
9 28 (2.93%) VMware
10 27 (2.83%) Atlassian
10 27 (2.83%) BEA
11 23 (2.41%) Red Hat
12 21 (2.20%) Splunk
13 16 (1.68%) Apple
14 15 (1.57%) Nokia
15 14 (1.47%) HP
16 13 (1.36%) Yahoo!
17 12 (1.26%) F5
17 12 (1.26%) Sony