Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 13 11
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 -1
Contract jobs citing Java 654 510 569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 10.51% 9.90% 10.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.95% 25.47% 27.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 338 362
South West median daily rate £500 £450 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +10.43% +3.82%
10th Percentile £367 £325 £313
90th Percentile £625 £638 £563
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 23
South West median hourly rate £46.00 £42.25 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.88% +1.81% -1.78%
10th Percentile £41.50 £36.00 £37.75
90th Percentile £64.75 £43.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £43.25 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.37% +5.63% -

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 2,520 2,002 2,050
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.51% 38.85% 39.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,647 1,229 1,291
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £263
90th Percentile £600 £569 £525
England median daily rate £485 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +2.11% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 78 138
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% -1.79%
10th Percentile £35.00 £26.25 £26.25
90th Percentile £50.35 £48.23 £53.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +5.81%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 25 April 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 0 222 £488 +14.71% 70
Wiltshire +2 162 £545 +21.11% 13
Gloucestershire +2 84 £500 - 15
Devon +1 83 £480 -1.54% 20
Somerset +3 60 £475 +11.76% 9
Dorset -1 26 £425 -10.76% 6
Cornwall - 1 - -
Java
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 333 (50.92%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (29.66%) JavaScript
3 182 (27.83%) Security Cleared
4 151 (23.09%) Python
5 148 (22.63%) Spring
6 144 (22.02%) Test Automation
7 139 (21.25%) Jenkins
8 127 (19.42%) Amazon AWS
9 121 (18.50%) Linux
9 121 (18.50%) HTML
9 121 (18.50%) Web Services
9 121 (18.50%) Scrum
10 118 (18.04%) Git (software)
11 115 (17.58%) Finance
12 109 (16.67%) CSS
12 109 (16.67%) SQL
13 106 (16.21%) SC Cleared
13 106 (16.21%) REST
14 102 (15.60%) Microservices
15 98 (14.98%) Continuous Integration
16 97 (14.83%) RESTful
16 97 (14.83%) TDD
17 95 (14.53%) Maven
18 93 (14.22%) DevOps
19 89 (13.61%) Selenium
20 86 (13.15%) OO
20 86 (13.15%) Docker
21 85 (13.00%) Oracle
21 85 (13.00%) Cucumber
22 83 (12.69%) Banking

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 48 (7.34%) JBoss
2 43 (6.57%) Confluence
3 34 (5.20%) Apache Spark
4 26 (3.98%) Apache
5 25 (3.82%) WebLogic
6 22 (3.36%) Tomcat
7 12 (1.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 12 (1.83%) WebSphere
8 11 (1.68%) nginx
9 9 (1.38%) Mule
10 8 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (1.07%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 7 (1.07%) WildFly
12 6 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (0.92%) CMS
12 6 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.92%) MS Exchange
12 6 (0.92%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.76%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 6 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.31%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.15%) InVision
3 1 (0.15%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 20 (3.06%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.15%) Magento
2 1 (0.15%) Quorum
2 1 (0.15%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.15%) Ripple XRP
Cloud Services
1 127 (19.42%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (7.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (3.21%) OpenShift
4 16 (2.45%) GitHub
5 15 (2.29%) PaaS
6 14 (2.14%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (1.99%) SaaS
8 11 (1.68%) Amazon S3
8 11 (1.68%) npm
9 9 (1.38%) Apigee
10 8 (1.22%) IaaS
10 8 (1.22%) Office 365
11 7 (1.07%) Serverless
12 6 (0.92%) Sauce Labs
13 5 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.76%) Amazon EMR
13 5 (0.76%) Amazon Kinesis
13 5 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.46%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 36 (5.50%) HTTP
2 17 (2.60%) DNS
3 11 (1.68%) Firewall
4 8 (1.22%) FTP
4 8 (1.22%) HTTPS
4 8 (1.22%) SMTP
4 8 (1.22%) SSH
5 7 (1.07%) Internet
6 6 (0.92%) LAN
6 6 (0.92%) SAN
6 6 (0.92%) WAN
7 5 (0.76%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.76%) VoIP
8 4 (0.61%) MQTT
8 4 (0.61%) SSL
8 4 (0.61%) VPN
9 3 (0.46%) IPv6
9 3 (0.46%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.46%) VLAN
10 2 (0.31%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (8.10%) Relational Database
2 51 (7.80%) Hadoop
3 41 (6.27%) MongoDB
4 39 (5.96%) Big Data
5 35 (5.35%) NoSQL
6 24 (3.67%) RDBMS
7 23 (3.52%) SQL Server
8 18 (2.75%) HBase
9 17 (2.60%) Apache Hive
10 16 (2.45%) MySQL
11 15 (2.29%) DB2
12 12 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (1.68%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (0.92%) Data Lake
14 6 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.92%) Oracle Database
15 5 (0.76%) Amazon Athena
16 4 (0.61%) Sqoop
17 3 (0.46%) MySQL Workbench
18 2 (0.31%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 139 (21.25%) Jenkins
2 118 (18.04%) Git (software)
3 95 (14.53%) Maven
4 89 (13.61%) Selenium
5 85 (13.00%) Cucumber
6 73 (11.16%) JIRA
7 56 (8.56%) JUnit
8 36 (5.50%) Eclipse
9 27 (4.13%) Hudson
9 27 (4.13%) SonarQube
10 24 (3.67%) WebDriver
11 23 (3.52%) JMeter
12 20 (3.06%) Bitbucket
12 20 (3.06%) IntelliJ
13 19 (2.91%) Gradle
14 18 (2.75%) Subversion
15 16 (2.45%) Ant
16 15 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
17 14 (2.14%) Bitbucket Server
18 13 (1.99%) TeamCity
General
1 115 (17.58%) Finance
2 83 (12.69%) Banking
3 17 (2.60%) Back Office
4 10 (1.53%) Retail
5 7 (1.07%) Marketing
5 7 (1.07%) Telecoms
6 6 (0.92%) Electronics
6 6 (0.92%) Legal
6 6 (0.92%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.76%) Publishing
8 4 (0.61%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.31%) Advertising
9 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.15%) International Banking
10 1 (0.15%) Law
10 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 359 (54.89%) Developer
2 195 (29.82%) Java Developer
3 69 (10.55%) Architect
4 57 (8.72%) Software Developer
5 47 (7.19%) Tester
6 32 (4.89%) DevOps Engineer
7 30 (4.59%) Analyst
8 29 (4.43%) Automation Tester
8 29 (4.43%) Scala Developer
9 27 (4.13%) Test Engineer
10 26 (3.98%) Agile Developer
11 25 (3.82%) Solutions Architect
11 25 (3.82%) Test Analyst
12 23 (3.52%) Software Engineer
13 21 (3.21%) Senior Developer
14 19 (2.91%) Java Architect
15 17 (2.60%) Hadoop Developer
16 16 (2.45%) Java Engineer
16 16 (2.45%) Technical Architect
17 15 (2.29%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (22.63%) Spring
2 121 (18.50%) HTML
2 121 (18.50%) Web Services
3 109 (16.67%) CSS
4 106 (16.21%) REST
5 97 (14.83%) RESTful
6 78 (11.93%) SOAP
7 76 (11.62%) XML
8 72 (11.01%) Hibernate
9 60 (9.17%) JSON
10 49 (7.49%) Java EE
11 46 (7.03%) .NET
11 46 (7.03%) HTML5
12 45 (6.88%) AngularJS
12 45 (6.88%) Middleware
13 42 (6.42%) Spring Boot
14 41 (6.27%) J2EE
15 40 (6.12%) Spring MVC
16 36 (5.50%) JSP
17 35 (5.35%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (4.43%) Greenfield Project
3 22 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (2.29%) Mobile App
5 14 (2.14%) PKI
6 12 (1.83%) User Experience
7 11 (1.68%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
9 7 (1.07%) Blackberry
9 7 (1.07%) Replication
10 6 (0.92%) Algorithms
10 6 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
11 5 (0.76%) Fintech
11 5 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (0.76%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.61%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.61%) NHS
13 3 (0.46%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.46%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.46%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 121 (18.50%) Linux
2 50 (7.65%) Windows
3 42 (6.42%) Unix
4 19 (2.91%) Android
4 19 (2.91%) Windows Server
5 18 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (1.68%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.53%) Windows 10
8 9 (1.38%) Solaris
9 8 (1.22%) CentOS
10 7 (1.07%) VMS
11 3 (0.46%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.31%) AIX
12 2 (0.31%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.31%) Debian
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (50.92%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (22.02%) Test Automation
3 121 (18.50%) Scrum
4 102 (15.60%) Microservices
5 98 (14.98%) Continuous Integration
6 97 (14.83%) TDD
7 93 (14.22%) DevOps
8 86 (13.15%) OO
9 73 (11.16%) BDD
10 68 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
11 66 (10.09%) Software Engineering
12 50 (7.65%) Open Source
13 46 (7.03%) MVC
14 45 (6.88%) Mentoring
15 41 (6.27%) Configuration Management
15 41 (6.27%) Kanban
16 40 (6.12%) Integration Testing
17 37 (5.66%) SOA
17 37 (5.66%) Waterfall
18 33 (5.05%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 194 (29.66%) JavaScript
2 151 (23.09%) Python
3 109 (16.67%) SQL
4 69 (10.55%) C#
5 63 (9.63%) Java 8
6 58 (8.87%) Scala
7 54 (8.26%) C++
8 47 (7.19%) C
9 41 (6.27%) Ruby
10 40 (6.12%) PowerShell
11 26 (3.98%) PL/SQL
12 19 (2.91%) Bash Shell
13 16 (2.45%) Shell Script
14 14 (2.14%) Perl
15 9 (1.38%) PHP
15 9 (1.38%) VB
16 7 (1.07%) JPQL
17 6 (0.92%) TypeScript
18 5 (0.76%) Groovy
19 4 (0.61%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 182 (27.83%) Security Cleared
2 106 (16.21%) SC Cleared
3 79 (12.08%) DV Cleared
4 27 (4.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 26 (3.98%) Degree
6 19 (2.91%) ISTQB
7 16 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (2.29%) ISEB
9 6 (0.92%) MCP
9 6 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.92%) OCP
9 6 (0.92%) Oracle Certification
9 6 (0.92%) SAP Certification
10 4 (0.61%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.46%) CREST Certified
11 3 (0.46%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.46%) OSCP
12 2 (0.31%) CEH
12 2 (0.31%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.05%) QA
2 19 (2.91%) HMG Infosec
2 19 (2.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 19 (2.91%) JSP 440
3 16 (2.45%) PSD2
4 5 (0.76%) HL7
5 3 (0.46%) IFRS
6 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.31%) SEPA
7 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 86 (13.15%) Docker
2 14 (2.14%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.61%) LXC
6 4 (0.61%) OpenAM
7 3 (0.46%) NDS
7 3 (0.46%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 2 (0.31%) HDFS
8 2 (0.31%) vSphere
9 1 (0.15%) Firmware
9 1 (0.15%) KVM
9 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 55 (8.41%) Ansible
2 41 (6.27%) Kubernetes
3 25 (3.82%) Puppet
4 19 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (1.83%) Terraform
6 8 (1.22%) Tivoli
6 8 (1.22%) vCenter Server
7 7 (1.07%) HP ALM
7 7 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (1.07%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (0.92%) AirWatch
8 6 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.92%) vRealize
9 5 (0.76%) Kibana
9 5 (0.76%) Nessus
9 5 (0.76%) Nmap
9 5 (0.76%) Red Hat Satellite
9 5 (0.76%) WSUS
10 4 (0.61%) MOM
10 4 (0.61%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 85 (13.00%) Oracle
2 60 (9.17%) Microsoft
3 23 (3.52%) VMware
4 22 (3.36%) Google
4 22 (3.36%) hybris
5 16 (2.45%) Red Hat
6 14 (2.14%) SAP
7 12 (1.83%) HP
7 12 (1.83%) IBM
8 10 (1.53%) Cisco
9 9 (1.38%) Hortonworks
10 8 (1.22%) ServiceNow
11 7 (1.07%) Atlassian
11 7 (1.07%) ForgeRock
12 6 (0.92%) Micro Focus
12 6 (0.92%) SolarWinds
13 5 (0.76%) BMC
13 5 (0.76%) Tripwire
13 5 (0.76%) Veracode
14 4 (0.61%) Perforce