Period
to 19 August 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 19 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 West
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 11 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 +3
Contract jobs citing Java 495 537 590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.05% 9.80% 10.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.82% 25.38% 26.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 319 351
South West median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £310
90th Percentile £563 £525 £525
England median daily rate £501 £500 £465
% change year-on-year +0.10% +7.53% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 25 37
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £42.00 £34.40 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.25 £53.75 £52.30
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year +4.88% +14.69% -10.63%

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 2,169 2,116 2,264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 39.65% 38.61% 38.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,365 1,285 1,431
South West median daily rate £400 £385 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +6.21% -3.33%
10th Percentile £275 £270 £263
90th Percentile £550 £513 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 109 168
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +4.19% +8.79%
10th Percentile £26.75 £30.75 £25.35
90th Percentile £47.50 £53.75 £51.50
England median hourly rate £41.77 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.41% +6.67% +4.90%

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 19 August 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 19 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
Bristol +11 191 £425 +6.25% 94
Wiltshire +14 77 £425 +6.25% 24
Gloucestershire -1 56 £494 +17.56% 47
Devon -7 56 £423 -3.43% 18
Dorset +3 48 £475 +13.77% 23
Somerset -7 43 £399 -2.74% 31
Java
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 West region with a requirement for Java.

1 325 (65.66%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (25.45%) Amazon AWS
3 119 (24.04%) Jenkins
4 109 (22.02%) JavaScript
5 102 (20.61%) Spring
6 100 (20.20%) Test Automation
6 100 (20.20%) Oracle
7 98 (19.80%) Scrum
8 97 (19.60%) Continuous Integration
9 95 (19.19%) OO
10 94 (18.99%) Git (software)
11 93 (18.79%) TDD
12 92 (18.59%) Microsoft Azure
13 91 (18.38%) Finance
14 89 (17.98%) SQL
15 87 (17.58%) Security Cleared
16 77 (15.56%) Web Services
17 76 (15.35%) Python
17 76 (15.35%) Ansible
17 76 (15.35%) DevOps
18 75 (15.15%) REST
19 74 (14.95%) Puppet
20 71 (14.34%) Linux
21 68 (13.74%) Selenium
22 67 (13.54%) Maven
22 67 (13.54%) Microservices
23 66 (13.33%) Cucumber
23 66 (13.33%) C#
24 64 (12.93%) Software Engineering
25 62 (12.53%) 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 60 (12.12%) Tomcat
2 49 (9.90%) WebSphere
3 43 (8.69%) WebLogic
4 37 (7.47%) OpenStack
5 30 (6.06%) JBoss
6 29 (5.86%) Confluence
7 20 (4.04%) Apache Spark
8 11 (2.22%) Apache
9 9 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (1.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (1.21%) Mule
12 5 (1.01%) Apache Pig
13 4 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (0.81%) nginx
14 3 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
15 2 (0.40%) CMS
16 1 (0.20%) Apache Solr
16 1 (0.20%) Oracle Service Bus
16 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (1.01%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.81%) Fireworks
3 2 (0.40%) Simulink
4 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.20%) CATIA
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.20%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.20%) Magento
3 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 126 (25.45%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (18.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (6.06%) Google Cloud Platform
4 26 (5.25%) AWS CloudFormation
5 14 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.01%) GitHub
6 5 (1.01%) Serverless
7 4 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (0.81%) Sauce Labs
8 3 (0.61%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.40%) G Suite
9 2 (0.40%) IBM Blueworks
9 2 (0.40%) PaaS
9 2 (0.40%) SaaS
10 1 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.20%) npm
10 1 (0.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.42%) HTTP
2 7 (1.41%) Cisco ICM
2 7 (1.41%) Firewall
3 6 (1.21%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.01%) SMS
4 5 (1.01%) SSH
5 4 (0.81%) Internet
6 3 (0.61%) Intranet
6 3 (0.61%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.40%) DKIM
7 2 (0.40%) DMARC
7 2 (0.40%) DNS
7 2 (0.40%) FTP
7 2 (0.40%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.40%) IPsec
7 2 (0.40%) Junos
7 2 (0.40%) Network Security
7 2 (0.40%) SMTP
7 2 (0.40%) Wireless
7 2 (0.40%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (10.10%) NoSQL
2 47 (9.49%) MySQL
3 45 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
4 31 (6.26%) Hadoop
5 24 (4.85%) SQL Server
6 20 (4.04%) Big Data
6 20 (4.04%) Relational Database
7 17 (3.43%) Apache Hive
8 14 (2.83%) MongoDB
9 12 (2.42%) HBase
9 12 (2.42%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.82%) DB2
11 8 (1.62%) MarkLogic
12 6 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (1.01%) Blockchain
13 5 (1.01%) Geospatial Data
14 4 (0.81%) Redis
15 3 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 3 (0.61%) JasperReports
15 3 (0.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 119 (24.04%) Jenkins
2 94 (18.99%) Git (software)
3 68 (13.74%) Selenium
4 67 (13.54%) Maven
5 66 (13.33%) Cucumber
6 54 (10.91%) JIRA
7 44 (8.89%) NUnit
8 39 (7.88%) Ant
9 37 (7.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 37 (7.47%) JUnit
9 37 (7.47%) MSTest
10 36 (7.27%) Eclipse
11 26 (5.25%) TeamCity
12 20 (4.04%) Bitbucket
13 17 (3.43%) Artifactory
14 15 (3.03%) Vagrant
15 14 (2.83%) Gradle
15 14 (2.83%) SonarQube
16 13 (2.63%) Rational Team Concert
16 13 (2.63%) Travis CI
General
1 91 (18.38%) Finance
2 34 (6.87%) Banking
3 8 (1.62%) Manufacturing
4 7 (1.41%) Games
4 7 (1.41%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.21%) Back Office
5 6 (1.21%) Retail
6 4 (0.81%) Law
7 3 (0.61%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.61%) General Ledger
7 3 (0.61%) Marketing
8 2 (0.40%) Advertising
8 2 (0.40%) Electronics
9 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.20%) Military
9 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.20%) Publishing
9 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 291 (58.79%) Developer
2 184 (37.17%) Java Developer
3 51 (10.30%) DevOps Engineer
4 33 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 23 (4.65%) Senior Developer
6 22 (4.44%) Java Engineer
6 22 (4.44%) Tester
7 20 (4.04%) Automation Tester
8 19 (3.84%) Analyst
8 19 (3.84%) AWS Developer
9 18 (3.64%) Architect
10 16 (3.23%) Hadoop Developer
11 14 (2.83%) Senior Java Developer
12 13 (2.63%) Python Developer
12 13 (2.63%) Test Analyst
12 13 (2.63%) Test Engineer
12 13 (2.63%) Web Developer
13 12 (2.42%) Build Engineer
13 12 (2.42%) Java Software Engineer
14 11 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (20.61%) Spring
2 77 (15.56%) Web Services
3 75 (15.15%) REST
4 62 (12.53%) HTML
5 61 (12.32%) .NET
6 57 (11.52%) J2EE
7 55 (11.11%) CSS
7 55 (11.11%) XML
8 47 (9.49%) Hibernate
9 42 (8.48%) AngularJS
10 37 (7.47%) Node.js
11 32 (6.46%) JSON
11 32 (6.46%) RESTful
12 31 (6.26%) JSP
13 30 (6.06%) Spring Boot
14 28 (5.66%) EJB
14 28 (5.66%) SOAP
15 26 (5.25%) React
16 23 (4.65%) CSS3
16 23 (4.65%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 19 (3.84%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.64%) User Experience
3 15 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (2.42%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (1.82%) Fat Client
5 9 (1.82%) Thin Client
6 8 (1.62%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.41%) Cyberthreat
7 7 (1.41%) IVR
7 7 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (1.41%) Wiki
8 5 (1.01%) 3D Printing
8 5 (1.01%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.81%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.81%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.81%) DataPower
9 4 (0.81%) iPad
9 4 (0.81%) iPhone
9 4 (0.81%) Linked Data
9 4 (0.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 71 (14.34%) Linux
2 35 (7.07%) Unix
3 34 (6.87%) Windows
4 25 (5.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (3.64%) CentOS
6 12 (2.42%) Windows Server
6 12 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.41%) Android
8 6 (1.21%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.01%) Debian
10 3 (0.61%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.40%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.40%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.20%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (65.66%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (20.20%) Test Automation
3 98 (19.80%) Scrum
4 97 (19.60%) Continuous Integration
5 95 (19.19%) OO
6 93 (18.79%) TDD
7 76 (15.35%) DevOps
8 67 (13.54%) Microservices
9 64 (12.93%) Software Engineering
10 56 (11.31%) BDD
10 56 (11.31%) Migration
11 54 (10.91%) SDLC
12 33 (6.67%) Unit Testing
13 32 (6.46%) Web Development
14 28 (5.66%) Configuration Management
15 26 (5.25%) Coaching
16 24 (4.85%) Integration Testing
17 23 (4.65%) Continuous Delivery
17 23 (4.65%) Open Source
18 22 (4.44%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 109 (22.02%) JavaScript
2 89 (17.98%) SQL
3 76 (15.35%) Python
4 66 (13.33%) C#
5 48 (9.70%) C++
6 37 (7.47%) Java 8
7 29 (5.86%) C
8 28 (5.66%) PL/SQL
9 18 (3.64%) Scala
10 16 (3.23%) PHP
11 7 (1.41%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.41%) Groovy
11 7 (1.41%) VC++
12 6 (1.21%) ES6
12 6 (1.21%) Perl
12 6 (1.21%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.01%) Apple Swift
13 5 (1.01%) VB
14 4 (0.81%) Go
15 3 (0.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 87 (17.58%) Security Cleared
2 39 (7.88%) SC Cleared
3 36 (7.27%) DV Cleared
4 21 (4.24%) ISEB
5 18 (3.64%) ISTQB
6 12 (2.42%) AWS Certification
7 9 (1.82%) Degree
8 4 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.20%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.63%) GCP
2 11 (2.22%) QA
3 5 (1.01%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.40%) Def Stans
4 2 (0.40%) MISRA
4 2 (0.40%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.20%) BS25999
5 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 60 (12.12%) Docker
2 12 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.01%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.40%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.20%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 76 (15.35%) Ansible
2 74 (14.95%) Puppet
3 51 (10.30%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (4.44%) Kubernetes
5 15 (3.03%) Terraform
6 13 (2.63%) Packer
7 9 (1.82%) Amdocs OSS
8 7 (1.41%) Cisco UCCE
9 4 (0.81%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 4 (0.81%) Oozie
10 3 (0.61%) CA Service Virtualization
10 3 (0.61%) Nagios
10 3 (0.61%) SELinux
11 2 (0.40%) Netcool
12 1 (0.20%) CA Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.20%) Kibana
12 1 (0.20%) logstash
12 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (0.20%) Rsyslog
12 1 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 100 (20.20%) Oracle
2 27 (5.45%) Google
3 22 (4.44%) Red Hat
4 15 (3.03%) Adobe
5 12 (2.42%) VMware
6 11 (2.22%) Hortonworks
6 11 (2.22%) Sitecore
7 10 (2.02%) MuleSoft
7 10 (2.02%) Splunk
8 9 (1.82%) Citrix
8 9 (1.82%) Cramer
8 9 (1.82%) MKS
9 8 (1.62%) Atlassian
9 8 (1.62%) Cisco
9 8 (1.62%) HP
10 7 (1.41%) hybris
11 5 (1.01%) Guidewire
11 5 (1.01%) IBM
11 5 (1.01%) Microsoft
11 5 (1.01%) Talend