The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for Java SE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java SE over the 3 months to 27 April 2017 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 Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 58 49
Contract jobs citing Java SE 0 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales - 1.29% 2.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 3.02% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 8
Median daily rate - £473 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £365 £430
% change year-on-year -24.65% -15.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Java SE is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 140 232 187
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 25.27% 42.73% 38.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 163 132
Median daily rate £350 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £288 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Median hourly rate £16.39 £71.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.91% +118.46%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +21.42% -4.10%  

Java SE
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales citing Java SE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Java SE in South Wales

Java SE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java SE in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java SE in South Wales