Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 February 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 West
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 11 14
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 -3
Contract jobs citing Java 520 602 583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 10.01% 10.97% 9.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.99% 26.80% 24.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 395 340
South West median daily rate £450 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £310
90th Percentile £609 £563 £530
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 29 53
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £41.50 £43.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.84% -3.87% +18.60%
10th Percentile £36.60 £37.55 £33.75
90th Percentile £45.75 £50.95 £57.00
England median hourly rate £41.15 £39.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.52% -0.63% +6.67%

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 West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,001 2,246 2,400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.51% 40.94% 38.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,240 1,443 1,546
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -1.33%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £488
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 168 168
South West median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £41.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -4.31% +17.75%
10th Percentile £22.55 £21.73 £25.50
90th Percentile £48.60 £50.08 £52.33
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.94%

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Java as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Java in the South West

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in the South West

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in the South West over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in the South West

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in the South West

Java
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 22 February 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
Bristol +8 183 £425 +11.84% 110
Devon -1 90 £500 +14.29% 18
Somerset +6 64 £425 +13.33% 20
Wiltshire -12 63 £463 +23.33% 17
Gloucestershire -6 58 £500 +2.56% 56
Dorset 0 42 £450 +33.33% 23
Cornwall - 2 £213 - 4
Java
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 West region with a requirement for Java.

1 273 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (24.62%) Jenkins
3 127 (24.42%) Spring
3 127 (24.42%) Linux
4 124 (23.85%) Web Services
5 116 (22.31%) Git (software)
6 112 (21.54%) Test Automation
7 110 (21.15%) Security Cleared
8 108 (20.77%) TDD
9 102 (19.62%) SQL
10 97 (18.65%) JavaScript
11 96 (18.46%) DevOps
12 95 (18.27%) Python
13 94 (18.08%) REST
14 92 (17.69%) Maven
15 90 (17.31%) HTML
16 88 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
17 87 (16.73%) CSS
18 82 (15.77%) BDD
18 82 (15.77%) Amazon AWS
19 81 (15.58%) Docker
20 79 (15.19%) Microservices
21 74 (14.23%) JIRA
22 71 (13.65%) Open Source
23 69 (13.27%) Scrum
24 64 (12.31%) Software Engineering
25 62 (11.92%) SOAP
26 60 (11.54%) Selenium
27 59 (11.35%) SC Cleared
27 59 (11.35%) Ansible

Java
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (7.12%) Tomcat
2 34 (6.54%) Apache
3 28 (5.38%) Confluence
4 25 (4.81%) Apache Spark
5 24 (4.62%) WebSphere
6 21 (4.04%) IIS
6 21 (4.04%) Mule
7 16 (3.08%) Apache Pig
8 12 (2.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 12 (2.31%) Mule ESB
8 12 (2.31%) nginx
9 11 (2.12%) JBoss
10 10 (1.92%) CICS
10 10 (1.92%) Cloud Foundry
11 8 (1.54%) WebLogic
12 7 (1.35%) Apache Solr
12 7 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (1.15%) Jetty
13 6 (1.15%) Liferay
13 6 (1.15%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.96%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.38%) Magento
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.38%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 82 (15.77%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (4.81%) AWS Lambda
2 25 (4.81%) Serverless
3 24 (4.62%) Amazon EC2
4 21 (4.04%) GitHub
4 21 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
5 20 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
6 17 (3.27%) PaaS
7 16 (3.08%) Amazon S3
8 9 (1.73%) Adobe Analytics
9 8 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (1.15%) IaaS
10 6 (1.15%) OpenShift
11 5 (0.96%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 5 (0.96%) Google App Engine
12 4 (0.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.77%) npm
12 4 (0.77%) Route 53
12 4 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.65%) Firewall
2 18 (3.46%) HTTP
3 13 (2.50%) SMS
4 12 (2.31%) Internet
5 10 (1.92%) BIG-IP
5 10 (1.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 8 (1.54%) DNS
6 8 (1.54%) TCP/IP
7 7 (1.35%) DHCP
8 5 (0.96%) FTP
8 5 (0.96%) IPsec
9 4 (0.77%) SSL
10 2 (0.38%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.38%) VPN
11 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.19%) Intranet
11 1 (0.19%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.19%) Reverse Proxy
11 1 (0.19%) SAN
11 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (8.46%) NoSQL
2 37 (7.12%) Big Data
2 37 (7.12%) Relational Database
3 29 (5.58%) Hadoop
4 27 (5.19%) MongoDB
5 25 (4.81%) MySQL
6 21 (4.04%) RDBMS
7 20 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (3.65%) DB2
9 18 (3.46%) Ingres
10 17 (3.27%) SQL Server
11 16 (3.08%) Apache Hive
12 11 (2.12%) HBase
13 10 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
14 7 (1.35%) CouchDB
15 5 (0.96%) MariaDB
15 5 (0.96%) Neo4j
15 5 (0.96%) Riak
16 4 (0.77%) Redis
16 4 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 128 (24.62%) Jenkins
2 116 (22.31%) Git (software)
3 92 (17.69%) Maven
4 74 (14.23%) JIRA
5 60 (11.54%) Selenium
6 57 (10.96%) Cucumber
7 42 (8.08%) Eclipse
8 39 (7.50%) TeamCity
9 35 (6.73%) Ant
9 35 (6.73%) Artifactory
10 34 (6.54%) Gradle
11 31 (5.96%) JUnit
12 29 (5.58%) Bitbucket
13 23 (4.42%) SoapUI
14 17 (3.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 17 (3.27%) SonarQube
15 15 (2.88%) IntelliJ
15 15 (2.88%) Visual Studio
16 13 (2.50%) Mockito
16 13 (2.50%) WebDriver
General
1 53 (10.19%) Banking
2 46 (8.85%) Finance
3 10 (1.92%) Law
4 9 (1.73%) Back Office
5 8 (1.54%) Retail Banking
6 7 (1.35%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.96%) Retail
9 4 (0.77%) Advertising
10 3 (0.58%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.58%) Marketing
10 3 (0.58%) Military
11 2 (0.38%) Front Office
11 2 (0.38%) Legal
12 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.19%) Automotive
12 1 (0.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 303 (58.27%) Developer
2 179 (34.42%) Java Developer
3 37 (7.12%) Analyst
4 36 (6.92%) Architect
5 32 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
6 28 (5.38%) Senior Developer
7 26 (5.00%) Java Engineer
8 25 (4.81%) Test Analyst
9 23 (4.42%) Software Engineer
10 22 (4.23%) Software Developer
11 18 (3.46%) Lead Developer
11 18 (3.46%) Senior Java Developer
11 18 (3.46%) Technical Architect
12 16 (3.08%) Automation Test Analyst
12 16 (3.08%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 15 (2.88%) Consultant
13 15 (2.88%) Java Software Engineer
14 14 (2.69%) AWS Developer
14 14 (2.69%) DV Cleared Java Developer
14 14 (2.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (24.42%) Spring
2 124 (23.85%) Web Services
3 94 (18.08%) REST
4 90 (17.31%) HTML
5 87 (16.73%) CSS
6 62 (11.92%) SOAP
7 54 (10.38%) XML
8 52 (10.00%) Spring Boot
9 51 (9.81%) .NET
10 50 (9.62%) J2EE
11 43 (8.27%) Node.js
12 40 (7.69%) Hibernate
12 40 (7.69%) RESTful
13 39 (7.50%) jQuery
14 36 (6.92%) JSON
15 31 (5.96%) React
16 28 (5.38%) AngularJS
17 23 (4.42%) Ajax
17 23 (4.42%) EJB
18 20 (3.85%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.42%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (2.69%) Mobile App
4 13 (2.50%) User Experience
5 11 (2.12%) DataPower
5 11 (2.12%) Mainframe
6 10 (1.92%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.54%) iPad
8 5 (0.96%) Wiki
9 4 (0.77%) Cloud Native
9 4 (0.77%) Fintech
10 3 (0.58%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.58%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.58%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.58%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.58%) RIA
10 3 (0.58%) Web 2.0
11 2 (0.38%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.38%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 127 (24.42%) Linux
2 39 (7.50%) Unix
3 24 (4.62%) Windows
4 21 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (3.65%) Android
6 9 (1.73%) CentOS
6 9 (1.73%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.96%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.77%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.77%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.38%) DC/OS
9 2 (0.38%) Solaris
9 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.19%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.19%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (21.54%) Test Automation
3 108 (20.77%) TDD
4 96 (18.46%) DevOps
5 88 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
6 82 (15.77%) BDD
7 79 (15.19%) Microservices
8 71 (13.65%) Open Source
9 69 (13.27%) Scrum
10 64 (12.31%) Software Engineering
11 46 (8.85%) Unit Testing
12 41 (7.88%) MVC
13 31 (5.96%) Mentoring
13 31 (5.96%) OO
14 30 (5.77%) Continuous Delivery
15 29 (5.58%) Coaching
16 24 (4.62%) Web Development
17 21 (4.04%) Continuous Deployment
17 21 (4.04%) Test Scripting
18 20 (3.85%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 102 (19.62%) SQL
2 97 (18.65%) JavaScript
3 95 (18.27%) Python
4 58 (11.15%) C#
5 53 (10.19%) Ruby
6 52 (10.00%) Groovy
7 37 (7.12%) C++
8 31 (5.96%) C
8 31 (5.96%) Scala
9 27 (5.19%) Shell Script
10 18 (3.46%) PHP
11 16 (3.08%) Bash Shell
11 16 (3.08%) PL/SQL
12 13 (2.50%) Apex Code
13 8 (1.54%) VBScript
14 7 (1.35%) Jython
15 6 (1.15%) Korn
16 5 (0.96%) Perl
16 5 (0.96%) VBA
17 3 (0.58%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 110 (21.15%) Security Cleared
2 59 (11.35%) SC Cleared
3 45 (8.65%) DV Cleared
4 21 (4.04%) Degree
5 6 (1.15%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.96%) ISEB
7 4 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.77%) QA
2 4 (0.77%) SLA
3 2 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 81 (15.58%) Docker
2 19 (3.65%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.15%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.15%) Firmware
5 5 (0.96%) Xen
6 4 (0.77%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.38%) HDFS
8 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.19%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 59 (11.35%) Ansible
2 47 (9.04%) Puppet
3 19 (3.65%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (3.46%) Kubernetes
5 13 (2.50%) Nagios
6 8 (1.54%) CA Service Virtualization
7 7 (1.35%) Oozie
7 7 (1.35%) Terraform
8 4 (0.77%) Rancher
9 3 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.38%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 2 (0.38%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.19%) Consul
11 1 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.19%) HockeyApp
11 1 (0.19%) Mesos
11 1 (0.19%) OSSEC
11 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 1 (0.19%) SELinux
11 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 54 (10.38%) Oracle
2 22 (4.23%) Adobe
3 19 (3.65%) IBM
4 13 (2.50%) Microsoft
4 13 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (2.31%) hybris
5 12 (2.31%) Red Hat
6 11 (2.12%) F5
6 11 (2.12%) Google
6 11 (2.12%) VMware
7 10 (1.92%) CA
7 10 (1.92%) Coverity
7 10 (1.92%) HP
8 9 (1.73%) Green Hat
9 8 (1.54%) SAP
10 6 (1.15%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.96%) ATG
12 4 (0.77%) MuleSoft
13 3 (0.58%) Apigee
13 3 (0.58%) Rackspace