Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 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 West
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 14 11
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 -1
Contract jobs citing Java 630 499 533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.79% 9.06% 9.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.18% 22.86% 25.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 345 317
South West median daily rate £500 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £363 £308 £313
90th Percentile £625 £563 £525
England median daily rate £525 £501 £500
% change year-on-year +4.90% +0.10% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 25
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.44% +9.42%
10th Percentile £37.58 £42.00 £34.40
90th Percentile £47.93 £45.25 £53.75
England median hourly rate £44.50 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +3.49% +4.88% +13.89%

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 2,605 2,183 2,101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.49% 39.65% 38.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,627 1,375 1,275
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.90% +6.21%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £270
90th Percentile £600 £545 £513
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 105 109
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.30% +3.57%
10th Percentile £33.00 £26.75 £30.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £53.75
England median hourly rate £44.96 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.04% +5.00% +6.67%

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 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
Bristol -1 164 £475 +11.76% 77
Gloucestershire +7 122 £500 +1.27% 61
Wiltshire -6 119 £456 +7.35% 22
Devon +4 98 £500 +18.34% 18
Somerset +8 69 £475 +18.75% 13
Dorset -6 35 £488 +2.63% 24
Cornwall - 2 £400 - 5
Java
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 West region with a requirement for Java.

1 345 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (35.40%) Security Cleared
3 188 (29.84%) Python
4 154 (24.44%) JavaScript
5 136 (21.59%) Spring
6 131 (20.79%) Amazon AWS
7 127 (20.16%) SC Cleared
8 122 (19.37%) Test Automation
9 121 (19.21%) Linux
10 120 (19.05%) DevOps
11 113 (17.94%) C#
12 111 (17.62%) Jenkins
13 109 (17.30%) Web Services
14 108 (17.14%) Docker
15 106 (16.83%) DV Cleared
16 105 (16.67%) Software Engineering
17 101 (16.03%) Ansible
18 98 (15.56%) Scrum
19 95 (15.08%) Git (software)
20 94 (14.92%) Microservices
21 89 (14.13%) Cucumber
22 88 (13.97%) Finance
23 87 (13.81%) TDD
24 84 (13.33%) C++
25 81 (12.86%) Selenium
26 78 (12.38%) HTML
27 76 (12.06%) Hibernate
28 74 (11.75%) SQL
29 72 (11.43%) REST
30 71 (11.27%) CSS

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 54 (8.57%) JBoss
2 32 (5.08%) Tomcat
3 28 (4.44%) Apache
4 23 (3.65%) Confluence
5 16 (2.54%) nginx
6 15 (2.38%) WebSphere
7 12 (1.90%) OpenStack
8 8 (1.27%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (1.11%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.95%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.79%) Jetty
11 5 (0.79%) WildFly
12 4 (0.63%) CMS
12 4 (0.63%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.63%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.63%) Acrobat
2 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (0.95%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.32%) Magento
2 2 (0.32%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.32%) Quorum
2 2 (0.32%) R3 Corda
2 2 (0.32%) Ripple XRP
3 1 (0.16%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 131 (20.79%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (6.03%) AWS CloudFormation
4 35 (5.56%) OpenShift
5 33 (5.24%) Serverless
6 19 (3.02%) PaaS
7 18 (2.86%) Amazon S3
8 17 (2.70%) Amazon SQS
9 16 (2.54%) Apigee
10 15 (2.38%) IaaS
11 14 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
12 12 (1.90%) Azure Stack
13 10 (1.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 10 (1.59%) Amazon Glacier
13 10 (1.59%) AWS CloudTrail
13 10 (1.59%) npm
13 10 (1.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
14 8 (1.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.33%) TCP/IP
2 20 (3.17%) DNS
3 18 (2.86%) Firewall
4 13 (2.06%) HTTP
5 12 (1.90%) HTTPS
5 12 (1.90%) Internet
5 12 (1.90%) LAN
5 12 (1.90%) SAN
5 12 (1.90%) WAN
6 11 (1.75%) Ethernet
7 9 (1.43%) SSL
8 6 (0.95%) FTP
8 6 (0.95%) SSH
9 5 (0.79%) SMTP
10 4 (0.63%) MQTT
11 2 (0.32%) SNMP
11 2 (0.32%) Tactical Data Link
11 2 (0.32%) VoIP
11 2 (0.32%) X.509
12 1 (0.16%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.24%) Relational Database
2 26 (4.13%) Hadoop
3 25 (3.97%) Big Data
4 24 (3.81%) MongoDB
5 13 (2.06%) NoSQL
5 13 (2.06%) RDBMS
6 10 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (1.27%) MySQL
7 8 (1.27%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.11%) DB2
8 7 (1.11%) SQL Server
9 6 (0.95%) HBase
10 4 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.48%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.32%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.32%) IBM InfoSphere
12 2 (0.32%) QGIS
12 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 111 (17.62%) Jenkins
2 95 (15.08%) Git (software)
3 89 (14.13%) Cucumber
4 81 (12.86%) Selenium
5 63 (10.00%) Maven
6 51 (8.10%) Eclipse
7 39 (6.19%) JUnit
8 35 (5.56%) JIRA
9 27 (4.29%) NetBeans
10 26 (4.13%) Ant
11 19 (3.02%) IntelliJ
12 18 (2.86%) Gradle
13 17 (2.70%) TeamCity
14 15 (2.38%) Visual Studio
15 14 (2.22%) Bitbucket
15 14 (2.22%) SonarQube
16 13 (2.06%) Artifactory
16 13 (2.06%) Bitbucket Server
16 13 (2.06%) Metasploit
17 12 (1.90%) LoadRunner
General
1 88 (13.97%) Finance
2 38 (6.03%) Banking
3 17 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.38%) Electronics
5 13 (2.06%) Back Office
5 13 (2.06%) Marketing
6 12 (1.90%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.90%) Military
7 11 (1.75%) Aerospace
7 11 (1.75%) Retail
8 7 (1.11%) Legal
9 3 (0.48%) Law
9 3 (0.48%) Publishing
10 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Billing
11 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.16%) Games
11 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 269 (42.70%) Developer
2 158 (25.08%) Java Developer
3 58 (9.21%) Architect
4 52 (8.25%) Software Developer
5 46 (7.30%) Tester
6 44 (6.98%) Software Engineer
7 39 (6.19%) Test Engineer
8 35 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
9 34 (5.40%) Java Engineer
10 33 (5.24%) Technical Architect
11 29 (4.60%) Senior Developer
11 29 (4.60%) Technical Leader
12 25 (3.97%) Java Software Engineer
13 24 (3.81%) Analyst
13 24 (3.81%) Java Architect
14 20 (3.17%) Test Analyst
15 18 (2.86%) Senior Java Developer
16 16 (2.54%) AWS Developer
16 16 (2.54%) Java Technical Architect
17 14 (2.22%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (21.59%) Spring
2 109 (17.30%) Web Services
3 78 (12.38%) HTML
4 76 (12.06%) Hibernate
5 72 (11.43%) REST
6 71 (11.27%) CSS
7 69 (10.95%) XML
8 65 (10.32%) .NET
9 61 (9.68%) RESTful
10 58 (9.21%) SOAP
11 55 (8.73%) Node.js
12 40 (6.35%) J2EE
13 39 (6.19%) Java EE
13 39 (6.19%) JSON
14 36 (5.71%) AngularJS
15 33 (5.24%) Spring Boot
16 32 (5.08%) JSP
17 29 (4.60%) Middleware
18 26 (4.13%) Gherkin
19 25 (3.97%) React
Miscellaneous
1 29 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
1 29 (4.60%) Enterprise Software
1 29 (4.60%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (3.49%) User Experience
3 16 (2.54%) Data Centre
4 15 (2.38%) PKI
5 12 (1.90%) Mobile App
5 12 (1.90%) Replication
6 10 (1.59%) Cloud Native
7 9 (1.43%) Cyberthreat
8 8 (1.27%) Blackberry
8 8 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.11%) Management Information System
10 6 (0.95%) Algorithms
10 6 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (0.95%) Video\Live Streaming
11 4 (0.63%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.63%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 121 (19.21%) Linux
2 55 (8.73%) Windows
3 50 (7.94%) Unix
4 37 (5.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (2.86%) Android
6 17 (2.70%) CentOS
7 14 (2.22%) Solaris
8 12 (1.90%) Windows Server
9 8 (1.27%) Windows 10
10 7 (1.11%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.95%) VMS
12 5 (0.79%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.32%) AIX
13 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.16%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (19.37%) Test Automation
3 120 (19.05%) DevOps
4 105 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 98 (15.56%) Scrum
6 94 (14.92%) Microservices
7 87 (13.81%) TDD
8 71 (11.27%) OO
9 69 (10.95%) Continuous Integration
10 44 (6.98%) Mentoring
11 38 (6.03%) Problem-Solving
12 37 (5.87%) Cybersecurity
12 37 (5.87%) Open Source
13 35 (5.56%) BDD
14 31 (4.92%) MVC
15 30 (4.76%) E-Commerce
16 29 (4.60%) UML
17 28 (4.44%) Computer Science
17 28 (4.44%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 28 (4.44%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 188 (29.84%) Python
2 154 (24.44%) JavaScript
3 113 (17.94%) C#
4 84 (13.33%) C++
5 74 (11.75%) SQL
6 59 (9.37%) C
7 53 (8.41%) Java 8
8 35 (5.56%) Ruby
9 23 (3.65%) Bash Shell
9 23 (3.65%) PowerShell
10 18 (2.86%) PL/SQL
11 17 (2.70%) Perl
12 15 (2.38%) PHP
13 14 (2.22%) Scala
14 13 (2.06%) Shell Script
15 10 (1.59%) GLSL
15 10 (1.59%) HLSL
15 10 (1.59%) VB
16 9 (1.43%) Groovy
17 7 (1.11%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 223 (35.40%) Security Cleared
2 127 (20.16%) SC Cleared
3 106 (16.83%) DV Cleared
4 32 (5.08%) ISTQB
5 31 (4.92%) Degree
6 28 (4.44%) ISEB
7 25 (3.97%) AWS Certification
8 14 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
9 13 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (1.43%) MCP
11 9 (1.43%) OCP
11 9 (1.43%) Oracle Certification
11 9 (1.43%) SAP Certification
12 5 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.63%) CREST Certified
13 4 (0.63%) OSCP
14 3 (0.48%) BC Cleared
15 2 (0.32%) CEH
15 2 (0.32%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.56%) QA
2 5 (0.79%) HMG Infosec
2 5 (0.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 5 (0.79%) JSP 440
3 4 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.63%) SLA
4 3 (0.48%) IFRS
5 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.32%) HL7
5 2 (0.32%) PSD2
5 2 (0.32%) SEPA
6 1 (0.16%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9002
6 1 (0.16%) NCSC
6 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 108 (17.14%) Docker
2 21 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.90%) LXC
5 9 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.48%) NDS
8 3 (0.48%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 2 (0.32%) vSphere
10 1 (0.16%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.16%) Samba
10 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 101 (16.03%) Ansible
2 54 (8.57%) Kubernetes
3 29 (4.60%) Puppet
4 19 (3.02%) Terraform
5 13 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
5 13 (2.06%) Nessus
5 13 (2.06%) Nmap
5 13 (2.06%) Red Hat Satellite
5 13 (2.06%) WSUS
6 12 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (1.90%) vRealize
7 10 (1.59%) HP ALM
8 8 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (1.11%) AirWatch
10 5 (0.79%) Kibana
10 5 (0.79%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.63%) Nagios
11 4 (0.63%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 4 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.63%) QRadar
Vendors
1 66 (10.48%) Oracle
2 62 (9.84%) Microsoft
3 43 (6.83%) Red Hat
4 35 (5.56%) VMware
5 23 (3.65%) HP
5 23 (3.65%) SAP
6 19 (3.02%) Atlassian
7 16 (2.54%) Cisco
8 15 (2.38%) hybris
8 15 (2.38%) ServiceNow
9 13 (2.06%) BMC
9 13 (2.06%) Google
9 13 (2.06%) Tripwire
10 12 (1.90%) Micro Focus
11 8 (1.27%) Dynatrace
12 7 (1.11%) Adobe
13 6 (0.95%) IBM
14 5 (0.79%) MuleSoft
14 5 (0.79%) Veracode
15 4 (0.63%) FireEye