Period
to 27 February 2020

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 27 February 2020 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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 11 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Java 524 679 524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.63% 10.61% 10.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.87% 26.17% 25.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 449 352
South West median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% +9.42%
10th Percentile £391 £363 £325
90th Percentile £612 £607 £613
England median daily rate £538 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 8
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £53.50 £41.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.58% +30.01% -0.84%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £41.38
% change year-on-year -22.22% +8.76% +4.75%

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 2,195 2,595 2,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.36% 40.55% 38.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,434 1,660 1,249
South West median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £588 £588 £554
England median daily rate £488 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +0.52% +2.11% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 113 84
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.13% -3.13%
10th Percentile £23.05 £33.75 £22.58
90th Percentile £53.50 £50.00 £47.85
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 27 February 2020.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in the South West over the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 27 February 2020. 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 -5 159 £525 +10.53% 93
Gloucestershire +3 98 £500 - 75
Devon -4 85 £525 +9.38% 31
Wiltshire -20 84 £426 -22.55% 26
Somerset -2 52 £475 - 23
Dorset +4 31 £500 +11.11% 16
Avon - 4 £500 -
Cornwall +8 1 £275 - 3
Java
England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, 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.

1 271 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (36.83%) Security Cleared
3 148 (28.24%) JavaScript
4 147 (28.05%) Python
5 130 (24.81%) Spring
6 121 (23.09%) AWS
6 121 (23.09%) Scrum
7 120 (22.90%) Software Engineering
8 119 (22.71%) SC Cleared
9 109 (20.80%) DevOps
10 108 (20.61%) Web Services
11 104 (19.85%) Docker
12 101 (19.27%) C#
13 100 (19.08%) Jenkins
14 97 (18.51%) Test Automation
15 91 (17.37%) Git (software)
16 88 (16.79%) SQL
17 87 (16.60%) Cucumber
18 86 (16.41%) Linux
19 81 (15.46%) Azure
20 77 (14.69%) C++
20 77 (14.69%) Finance
21 75 (14.31%) DV Cleared
22 74 (14.12%) .NET
23 72 (13.74%) TDD
23 72 (13.74%) Microservices
23 72 (13.74%) Spring Boot
24 70 (13.36%) Selenium
25 69 (13.17%) Oracle
26 68 (12.98%) HTML

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 27 (5.15%) Apache
2 24 (4.58%) Confluence
3 23 (4.39%) Tomcat
4 17 (3.24%) Apache Spark
5 15 (2.86%) Mule
6 13 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (2.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 12 (2.29%) JBoss
8 11 (2.10%) Oracle Service Bus
8 11 (2.10%) Red Hat Fuse
9 7 (1.34%) IIS
10 6 (1.15%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.95%) ArcGIS
12 4 (0.76%) nginx
12 4 (0.76%) WordPress
13 3 (0.57%) Anypoint
13 3 (0.57%) CMS
13 3 (0.57%) Jetty
13 3 (0.57%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.38%) GeoServer
Applications
1 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.38%) Maximo
2 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 121 (23.09%) AWS
2 81 (15.46%) Azure
3 36 (6.87%) Serverless
4 31 (5.92%) GCP
5 25 (4.77%) AWS Lambda
6 16 (3.05%) Amazon S3
7 15 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (2.48%) PaaS
9 12 (2.29%) SaaS
10 11 (2.10%) GitHub
11 10 (1.91%) Power Platform
12 8 (1.53%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.95%) IaaS
14 4 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.76%) Apigee
15 2 (0.38%) Amazon ECS
15 2 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
15 2 (0.38%) Azure Functions
15 2 (0.38%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.15%) TCP/IP
2 20 (3.82%) Ethernet
2 20 (3.82%) HTTP
3 8 (1.53%) SSL
4 7 (1.34%) HTTPS
5 6 (1.15%) Internet
6 5 (0.95%) DHCP
6 5 (0.95%) DNS
6 5 (0.95%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.57%) FTP
8 2 (0.38%) IPsec
9 1 (0.19%) DSL
9 1 (0.19%) Firewall
9 1 (0.19%) NAS
9 1 (0.19%) Network Security
9 1 (0.19%) SMS
9 1 (0.19%) Software-Defined Radio
9 1 (0.19%) tcpdump
9 1 (0.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (7.82%) PostgreSQL
2 36 (6.87%) Big Data
3 32 (6.11%) Hadoop
4 30 (5.73%) Relational Database
5 23 (4.39%) MongoDB
6 21 (4.01%) SQL Server
7 17 (3.24%) MySQL
8 15 (2.86%) Apache Hive
8 15 (2.86%) HBase
9 13 (2.48%) Oracle Database
10 12 (2.29%) RDBMS
11 11 (2.10%) Neo4j
12 10 (1.91%) Power BI
13 9 (1.72%) DB2
14 5 (0.95%) Apache Accumulo
14 5 (0.95%) Infinispan
14 5 (0.95%) JasperReports
14 5 (0.95%) Parquet
15 4 (0.76%) NoSQL
16 3 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 100 (19.08%) Jenkins
2 91 (17.37%) Git (software)
3 87 (16.60%) Cucumber
4 70 (13.36%) Selenium
5 55 (10.50%) Maven
6 51 (9.73%) JIRA
7 47 (8.97%) JUnit
8 37 (7.06%) Eclipse
9 30 (5.73%) Mockito
10 29 (5.53%) NetBeans
11 26 (4.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 22 (4.20%) Gradle
13 21 (4.01%) Visual Studio
14 17 (3.24%) Sonatype Nexus
15 15 (2.86%) Bitbucket
16 14 (2.67%) IBM UrbanCode
17 12 (2.29%) WebDriver
18 11 (2.10%) Appium
18 11 (2.10%) GitLab
19 10 (1.91%) Subversion
General
1 77 (14.69%) Finance
2 67 (12.79%) Public Sector
3 27 (5.15%) Manufacturing
4 23 (4.39%) Military
5 22 (4.20%) Marketing
6 21 (4.01%) Electronics
7 20 (3.82%) Aerospace
7 20 (3.82%) Telecoms
8 14 (2.67%) Banking
9 7 (1.34%) Retail
10 2 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.38%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.38%) Law
10 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Back Office
11 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.19%) Legal
11 1 (0.19%) Police
Job Titles
1 281 (53.63%) Developer
2 167 (31.87%) Java Developer
3 59 (11.26%) Software Developer
4 55 (10.50%) Software Engineer
5 37 (7.06%) DevOps Engineer
6 32 (6.11%) Senior Developer
7 25 (4.77%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
8 22 (4.20%) Architect
9 21 (4.01%) Senior Java Developer
10 20 (3.82%) Analyst
11 18 (3.44%) AWS DevOps
11 18 (3.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 18 (3.44%) AWS Engineer
12 16 (3.05%) Data Engineer
12 16 (3.05%) Java Engineer
12 16 (3.05%) SC Cleared Java Developer
13 15 (2.86%) Big Data Engineer
13 15 (2.86%) Integration Developer
13 15 (2.86%) Java Software Developer
13 15 (2.86%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (24.81%) Spring
2 108 (20.61%) Web Services
3 74 (14.12%) .NET
4 72 (13.74%) Spring Boot
5 68 (12.98%) HTML
6 57 (10.88%) REST
7 56 (10.69%) XML
8 52 (9.92%) Node.js
9 50 (9.54%) CSS
10 47 (8.97%) AngularJS
10 47 (8.97%) RESTful
11 37 (7.06%) SOAP
12 31 (5.92%) Hibernate
12 31 (5.92%) JSON
13 28 (5.34%) Kafka
14 26 (4.96%) Qt
14 26 (4.96%) React
15 23 (4.39%) Middleware
16 20 (3.82%) HTML5
17 19 (3.63%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 17 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (2.48%) Management Information System
3 11 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (1.72%) Data Structures
5 8 (1.53%) Algorithms
5 8 (1.53%) Cyberthreat
5 8 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (1.34%) PKI
6 7 (1.34%) User Experience
7 6 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (0.95%) Private Cloud
8 5 (0.95%) Replication
9 4 (0.76%) Graphic Design
9 4 (0.76%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.76%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.57%) NHS
10 3 (0.57%) Video\Live Streaming
11 2 (0.38%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 86 (16.41%) Linux
2 33 (6.30%) Windows
3 16 (3.05%) Unix
4 7 (1.34%) Mac OS X
5 6 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.76%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.57%) Android
7 3 (0.57%) CentOS
7 3 (0.57%) Solaris
8 2 (0.38%) VMS
8 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.19%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (23.09%) Scrum
3 120 (22.90%) Software Engineering
4 109 (20.80%) DevOps
5 97 (18.51%) Test Automation
6 72 (13.74%) Microservices
6 72 (13.74%) TDD
7 61 (11.64%) BDD
8 55 (10.50%) Continuous Integration
9 43 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
10 42 (8.02%) Web Development
11 39 (7.44%) Mentoring
12 38 (7.25%) SDLC
13 37 (7.06%) Cybersecurity
14 36 (6.87%) Continuous Deployment
15 34 (6.49%) Kanban
16 33 (6.30%) OO
17 32 (6.11%) Open Source
18 27 (5.15%) Computer Science
19 26 (4.96%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 148 (28.24%) JavaScript
2 147 (28.05%) Python
3 101 (19.27%) C#
4 88 (16.79%) SQL
5 77 (14.69%) C++
6 64 (12.21%) Java 8
7 33 (6.30%) C
8 28 (5.34%) Scala
9 25 (4.77%) PHP
10 21 (4.01%) Ruby
11 18 (3.44%) GLSL
11 18 (3.44%) HLSL
12 13 (2.48%) Groovy
13 9 (1.72%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.72%) Go
13 9 (1.72%) Kotlin
14 7 (1.34%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.34%) R
14 7 (1.34%) XPath
15 6 (1.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 193 (36.83%) Security Cleared
2 119 (22.71%) SC Cleared
3 75 (14.31%) DV Cleared
4 51 (9.73%) Degree
5 21 (4.01%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (2.48%) ISTQB
7 12 (2.29%) ISEB
8 8 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (1.15%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.38%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.38%) MCP
11 2 (0.38%) OCP
11 2 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.38%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.19%) CCNA
12 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.19%) MCSD
12 1 (0.19%) MCSE
12 1 (0.19%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.20%) QA
2 4 (0.76%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.57%) HL7
3 3 (0.57%) SLA
4 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 104 (19.85%) Docker
2 13 (2.48%) HDFS
3 9 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.53%) vSphere
5 6 (1.15%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.76%) NDS
6 4 (0.76%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 2 (0.38%) LXC
7 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.19%) Samba
Systems Management
1 52 (9.92%) Ansible
2 44 (8.40%) Terraform
3 38 (7.25%) Kubernetes
4 14 (2.67%) Hadoop YARN
5 9 (1.72%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 7 (1.34%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 4 (0.76%) ThinApp
8 3 (0.57%) Grafana
8 3 (0.57%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.38%) Consul
9 2 (0.38%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.38%) Kibana
9 2 (0.38%) Nagios
9 2 (0.38%) Puppet
9 2 (0.38%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.38%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 69 (13.17%) Oracle
2 45 (8.59%) Microsoft
3 28 (5.34%) SAP
4 27 (5.15%) Google
5 15 (2.86%) Atlassian
5 15 (2.86%) VMware
6 14 (2.67%) Hortonworks
7 13 (2.48%) ForgeRock
7 13 (2.48%) NetIQ
8 11 (2.10%) WSO2
9 7 (1.34%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.15%) Siemens
11 5 (0.95%) Talend
12 4 (0.76%) IBM
12 4 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.76%) Thunderhead
12 4 (0.76%) Twitter
12 4 (0.76%) Xamarin
13 3 (0.57%) ESRI
13 3 (0.57%) Pega