Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 11 10
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 +12
Contract jobs citing Java 1,814 1,555 1,958
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.91% 9.76% 10.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.68% 27.91% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,123 943 1,301
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £588 £575 £570
England median daily rate £503 £500 £465
% change year-on-year +0.50% +7.53% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 33 60
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +200.00% -62.50%
10th Percentile £15.50 £18.11 £10.85
90th Percentile £53.00 £60.80 £47.89
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.08 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.69% +14.10% -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 6,554 5,571 6,444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 39.42% 34.95% 35.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,073 3,355 4,095
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £312 £288 £275
90th Percentile £565 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 167 236
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £18.80 £16.45 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.85 £53.75
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.18% +7.33% +4.17%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -3 685 £425 -5.56% 238
Surrey +5 436 £500 +5.26% 66
Hampshire +20 389 £425 - 97
Berkshire +8 291 £411 -8.78% 103
Buckinghamshire -5 257 £438 +12.18% 32
West Sussex +7 191 £475 - 35
Oxfordshire -6 137 £450 -10.00% 103
East Sussex +8 82 £475 +26.67% 22
Kent +14 13 £525 - 14
Middlesex -6 9 £425 -15.00%
Sussex -5 2 £550 +18.92%
Java
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 885 (48.79%) Agile Software Development
2 618 (34.07%) Spring
3 456 (25.14%) TDD
4 454 (25.03%) Linux
5 451 (24.86%) JavaScript
6 433 (23.87%) Jenkins
7 395 (21.78%) Web Services
8 390 (21.50%) Test Automation
9 370 (20.40%) Git (software)
10 358 (19.74%) SQL
11 354 (19.51%) Scrum
12 351 (19.35%) Oracle
13 339 (18.69%) Continuous Integration
14 335 (18.47%) Microservices
15 333 (18.36%) REST
16 322 (17.75%) DevOps
17 319 (17.59%) RESTful
18 305 (16.81%) Amazon AWS
19 298 (16.43%) BDD
20 285 (15.71%) Python
20 285 (15.71%) Spring Boot
21 259 (14.28%) Java 8
22 250 (13.78%) Hibernate
23 237 (13.07%) Docker
24 236 (13.01%) AngularJS
24 236 (13.01%) HTML
25 231 (12.73%) Unix
26 227 (12.51%) JSON
27 222 (12.24%) JIRA
28 221 (12.18%) Maven

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
1 143 (7.88%) Apache
2 118 (6.50%) Apache Spark
3 116 (6.39%) Tomcat
4 111 (6.12%) JBoss
5 89 (4.91%) Confluence
5 89 (4.91%) WebLogic
6 70 (3.86%) Cloud Foundry
7 61 (3.36%) Elasticsearch
8 55 (3.03%) WebSphere
9 42 (2.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 33 (1.82%) GemFire
10 33 (1.82%) Jetty
11 28 (1.54%) CMS
12 27 (1.49%) IIS
13 26 (1.43%) Apache Solr
13 26 (1.43%) MQSeries
14 23 (1.27%) GlassFish
15 22 (1.21%) nginx
16 19 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
17 16 (0.88%) OpenStack
Applications
1 27 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.22%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.22%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.11%) CATIA
4 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.11%) SPSS
5 1 (0.055%) InVision
Business Applications
1 10 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
1 10 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.44%) Maximo
3 6 (0.33%) Remedy AR System
4 5 (0.28%) SAP CRM
4 5 (0.28%) SAP PSCD
5 4 (0.22%) Magento
6 3 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.11%) ENOVIA
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.11%) SAP GTS
7 2 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
7 2 (0.11%) TIBCO iProcess
8 1 (0.055%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.055%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.055%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.055%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 305 (16.81%) Amazon AWS
2 139 (7.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 79 (4.36%) PaaS
4 75 (4.13%) GitHub
5 66 (3.64%) OpenShift
6 47 (2.59%) Google Cloud Platform
7 34 (1.87%) Serverless
8 22 (1.21%) Amazon SQS
9 20 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
9 20 (1.10%) SaaS
10 19 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 18 (0.99%) Google Analytics
12 16 (0.88%) Amazon S3
13 15 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
13 15 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
14 13 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
15 11 (0.61%) npm
16 10 (0.55%) Force.com
17 8 (0.44%) IaaS
17 8 (0.44%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 83 (4.58%) HTTP
2 43 (2.37%) TCP/IP
3 29 (1.60%) SSL
4 26 (1.43%) PuTTY
5 24 (1.32%) Internet
6 23 (1.27%) WinSCP
7 20 (1.10%) Firewall
8 19 (1.05%) SNMP
9 17 (0.94%) Kerberos
9 17 (0.94%) SAN
10 10 (0.55%) Wireless
11 9 (0.50%) SSH
12 8 (0.44%) DNS
12 8 (0.44%) DVB
12 8 (0.44%) LAN
13 7 (0.39%) Ethernet
13 7 (0.39%) MPLS
14 6 (0.33%) FTP
14 6 (0.33%) Network Security
15 5 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (11.47%) NoSQL
2 172 (9.48%) Big Data
3 171 (9.43%) MongoDB
4 158 (8.71%) Hadoop
5 149 (8.21%) SQL Server
6 131 (7.22%) Relational Database
7 102 (5.62%) Oracle Database
8 100 (5.51%) PostgreSQL
9 99 (5.46%) MySQL
10 83 (4.58%) Apache Cassandra
11 78 (4.30%) HBase
12 45 (2.48%) Oracle Database 11g
13 42 (2.32%) RDBMS
14 38 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
15 32 (1.76%) Couchbase
16 30 (1.65%) Oracle Database 12c
16 30 (1.65%) Redis
17 27 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
17 27 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
18 23 (1.27%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 433 (23.87%) Jenkins
2 370 (20.40%) Git (software)
3 222 (12.24%) JIRA
4 221 (12.18%) Maven
5 217 (11.96%) Selenium
6 175 (9.65%) JUnit
7 164 (9.04%) Cucumber
8 138 (7.61%) SoapUI
9 101 (5.57%) Eclipse
10 82 (4.52%) Subversion
11 65 (3.58%) Ant
12 64 (3.53%) IntelliJ
13 54 (2.98%) Gradle
14 53 (2.92%) Mockito
15 47 (2.59%) HP UFT
16 38 (2.09%) LoadRunner
17 37 (2.04%) JMeter
18 36 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
19 32 (1.76%) Oracle APEX
20 31 (1.71%) SpecFlow
General
1 219 (12.07%) Finance
2 92 (5.07%) Banking
3 56 (3.09%) Telecoms
4 32 (1.76%) Games
5 25 (1.38%) Retail
6 21 (1.16%) Back Office
6 21 (1.16%) Publishing
7 18 (0.99%) Law
8 14 (0.77%) Marketing
9 13 (0.72%) Automotive
10 12 (0.66%) Retail Banking
11 10 (0.55%) Electronics
11 10 (0.55%) Legal
11 10 (0.55%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.44%) Billing
12 8 (0.44%) Mandarin Language
12 8 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.39%) Advertising
14 3 (0.17%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.11%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1,072 (59.10%) Developer
2 732 (40.35%) Java Developer
3 136 (7.50%) Analyst
4 120 (6.62%) Architect
5 93 (5.13%) Java Engineer
5 93 (5.13%) Senior Developer
6 92 (5.07%) Software Engineer
7 85 (4.69%) Test Analyst
8 79 (4.36%) Senior Java Developer
9 76 (4.19%) Tester
10 63 (3.47%) DevOps Engineer
10 63 (3.47%) Software Developer
11 57 (3.14%) Lead Developer
12 54 (2.98%) Lead Java Developer
13 51 (2.81%) Scala Developer
14 50 (2.76%) Big Data Developer
15 46 (2.54%) Automation Tester
15 46 (2.54%) Solutions Architect
16 44 (2.43%) Full Stack Developer
17 42 (2.32%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 618 (34.07%) Spring
2 395 (21.78%) Web Services
3 333 (18.36%) REST
4 319 (17.59%) RESTful
5 285 (15.71%) Spring Boot
6 250 (13.78%) Hibernate
7 236 (13.01%) AngularJS
7 236 (13.01%) HTML
8 227 (12.51%) JSON
9 209 (11.52%) XML
10 195 (10.75%) J2EE
11 188 (10.36%) Kafka
12 187 (10.31%) SOAP
13 186 (10.25%) Node.js
14 184 (10.14%) CSS
15 141 (7.77%) .NET
15 141 (7.77%) Middleware
16 124 (6.84%) RabbitMQ
17 110 (6.06%) jQuery
18 105 (5.79%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 165 (9.10%) Greenfield Project
2 80 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (4.08%) Mobile App
4 70 (3.86%) Computer Science
5 60 (3.31%) User Experience
6 52 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
7 44 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
8 41 (2.26%) Linux Command Line
9 33 (1.82%) Algorithms
10 31 (1.71%) Virtual Team
11 22 (1.21%) Data Structures
11 22 (1.21%) Public Cloud
12 20 (1.10%) Fintech
13 17 (0.94%) Data Centre
13 17 (0.94%) Management Information System
14 16 (0.88%) Clustering
15 14 (0.77%) Blackberry
15 14 (0.77%) Mainframe
16 12 (0.66%) Client/Server
16 12 (0.66%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 454 (25.03%) Linux
2 231 (12.73%) Unix
3 184 (10.14%) Windows
4 72 (3.97%) Android
5 50 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 48 (2.65%) Windows Server
7 44 (2.43%) Apple iOS
8 36 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 35 (1.93%) Ubuntu
10 16 (0.88%) Solaris
11 12 (0.66%) VMS
12 11 (0.61%) SUSE
13 10 (0.55%) AIX
14 8 (0.44%) CentOS
14 8 (0.44%) Mac OS X
14 8 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (0.39%) Debian
16 6 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.28%) CoreOS
18 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 885 (48.79%) Agile Software Development
2 456 (25.14%) TDD
3 390 (21.50%) Test Automation
4 354 (19.51%) Scrum
5 339 (18.69%) Continuous Integration
6 335 (18.47%) Microservices
7 322 (17.75%) DevOps
8 298 (16.43%) BDD
9 209 (11.52%) Software Engineering
10 165 (9.10%) Open Source
11 150 (8.27%) Problem-Solving
12 144 (7.94%) Kanban
13 143 (7.88%) OO
14 135 (7.44%) MVC
15 131 (7.22%) Unit Testing
16 118 (6.50%) SDLC
17 98 (5.40%) Continuous Delivery
18 97 (5.35%) SOA
19 86 (4.74%) API Testing
20 84 (4.63%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 451 (24.86%) JavaScript
2 358 (19.74%) SQL
3 285 (15.71%) Python
4 259 (14.28%) Java 8
5 179 (9.87%) Scala
6 171 (9.43%) C#
7 128 (7.06%) Ruby
8 85 (4.69%) C++
9 77 (4.24%) Groovy
10 62 (3.42%) PL/SQL
11 58 (3.20%) Perl
12 55 (3.03%) Bash Shell
13 54 (2.98%) C
14 50 (2.76%) Go
15 45 (2.48%) Shell Script
16 37 (2.04%) PHP
17 36 (1.98%) PowerShell
18 31 (1.71%) F#
19 30 (1.65%) Java 9
20 26 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 187 (10.31%) Security Cleared
2 152 (8.38%) SC Cleared
3 147 (8.10%) Degree
4 59 (3.25%) ISEB
5 49 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 47 (2.59%) ISTQB
7 31 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
8 25 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
9 22 (1.21%) ISEB Practitioner
10 14 (0.77%) Master's Degree
11 13 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
13 11 (0.61%) PMI Certification
13 11 (0.61%) PMP
14 10 (0.55%) BC Cleared
15 8 (0.44%) DV Cleared
15 8 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 4 (0.22%) HND
17 3 (0.17%) CISSP
17 3 (0.17%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (6.34%) QA
2 27 (1.49%) GDPR
3 14 (0.77%) SLA
4 12 (0.66%) GCP
5 10 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.44%) PMO
7 7 (0.39%) HIPAA
8 6 (0.33%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.22%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.11%) ECSS
11 2 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
11 2 (0.11%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.11%) ISO 31000
11 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 237 (13.07%) Docker
2 74 (4.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 74 (4.08%) HDFS
3 30 (1.65%) vSphere
4 25 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (0.94%) Apache Flume
6 14 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
7 13 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.55%) Active Directory
8 10 (0.55%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.11%) ACF2
11 2 (0.11%) Corosync
11 2 (0.11%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.11%) RACF
11 2 (0.11%) Xen
12 1 (0.055%) Firmware
12 1 (0.055%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 129 (7.11%) Ansible
2 98 (5.40%) Puppet
3 73 (4.02%) Opscode Chef
4 65 (3.58%) Kubernetes
5 57 (3.14%) Hadoop YARN
6 52 (2.87%) HP ALM
7 34 (1.87%) Terraform
8 29 (1.60%) Kibana
9 28 (1.54%) Cobbler
10 19 (1.05%) Grafana
11 18 (0.99%) Nagios
12 12 (0.66%) SCCM
13 10 (0.55%) Mesos
13 10 (0.55%) vCenter Server
14 9 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
14 9 (0.50%) SCOM
15 8 (0.44%) NetBackup
15 8 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
16 7 (0.39%) Amdocs OSS
16 7 (0.39%) SELinux
Vendors
1 351 (19.35%) Oracle
2 100 (5.51%) Microsoft
3 95 (5.24%) Google
4 74 (4.08%) IBM
5 69 (3.80%) Red Hat
6 68 (3.75%) HP
7 56 (3.09%) VMware
8 52 (2.87%) SAP
9 48 (2.65%) webMethods
10 33 (1.82%) Adobe
11 29 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
11 29 (1.60%) Software AG
11 29 (1.60%) Splunk
12 25 (1.38%) Atlassian
13 22 (1.21%) Cisco
13 22 (1.21%) TIBCO
14 19 (1.05%) Remedy
15 18 (0.99%) Cloudera
16 16 (0.88%) Hortonworks
17 12 (0.66%) hybris