Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 11 13
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 +2
Contract jobs citing Java 627 529 586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.68% 9.59% 10.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.00% 25.15% 25.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 329 387
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +1.23%
10th Percentile £363 £312 £313
90th Percentile £588 £590 £563
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 18
South West median hourly rate £43.50 £41.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.82% - -2.92%
10th Percentile £39.05 £35.00 £37.45
90th Percentile £64.75 £49.95 £52.27
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £39.63
% change year-on-year +12.50% +0.95% -0.94%

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 2,613 2,103 2,279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.33% 38.10% 40.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,683 1,291 1,485
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +4.03% -0.67%
10th Percentile £300 £270 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £525
England median daily rate £475 £465 £425
% change year-on-year +2.15% +9.41% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 97 149
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% -
10th Percentile £26.25 £19.90 £20.40
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.60
England median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +5.48% +1.27% +5.33%

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 16 December 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
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 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 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 +4 244 £425 +3.66% 93
Wiltshire +10 119 £550 +22.22% 31
Gloucestershire +1 96 £500 - 29
Devon -2 66 £478 +2.14% 26
Somerset -8 55 £425 +3.03% 30
Dorset -9 29 £475 +11.76% 31
Cornwall -9 1 - - 5
Java
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 366 (58.37%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (26.63%) Amazon AWS
3 160 (25.52%) Security Cleared
4 149 (23.76%) JavaScript
5 142 (22.65%) TDD
6 132 (21.05%) Test Automation
7 130 (20.73%) Python
8 122 (19.46%) Continuous Integration
9 120 (19.14%) Linux
10 119 (18.98%) Scrum
11 117 (18.66%) Jenkins
12 113 (18.02%) Git (software)
13 112 (17.86%) Spring
14 109 (17.38%) Microsoft Azure
15 108 (17.22%) SQL
16 106 (16.91%) OO
17 100 (15.95%) Web Services
18 92 (14.67%) Microservices
19 91 (14.51%) Oracle
19 91 (14.51%) Software Engineering
20 88 (14.04%) REST
21 87 (13.88%) Selenium
22 85 (13.56%) Maven
23 84 (13.40%) SC Cleared
24 83 (13.24%) BDD
24 83 (13.24%) Docker
25 82 (13.08%) Finance
26 77 (12.28%) XML
27 76 (12.12%) Cucumber
28 75 (11.96%) DV Cleared

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 59 (9.41%) Tomcat
2 55 (8.77%) WebLogic
3 47 (7.50%) WebSphere
4 42 (6.70%) OpenStack
5 40 (6.38%) JBoss
6 32 (5.10%) Apache Spark
7 21 (3.35%) Apache
8 17 (2.71%) Confluence
9 10 (1.59%) Mule
10 9 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (1.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (1.28%) CMS
12 6 (0.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 4 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (0.64%) Anypoint
13 4 (0.64%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.64%) Jetty
14 3 (0.48%) Apache Pig
14 3 (0.48%) SharePoint
15 2 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (0.64%) Fireworks
1 4 (0.64%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.16%) Simulink
3 1 (0.16%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (1.59%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 167 (26.63%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (17.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (4.15%) Google Cloud Platform
4 20 (3.19%) AWS CloudFormation
5 12 (1.91%) GitHub
5 12 (1.91%) Serverless
6 10 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (1.44%) PaaS
8 8 (1.28%) OpenShift
8 8 (1.28%) SaaS
9 7 (1.12%) Apigee
9 7 (1.12%) BrowserStack
9 7 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.96%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.96%) npm
11 5 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.80%) IaaS
12 4 (0.64%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (0.64%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.67%) HTTP
2 8 (1.28%) Firewall
2 8 (1.28%) Internet
3 6 (0.96%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (0.80%) Bluetooth
4 5 (0.80%) DNS
4 5 (0.80%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.64%) IPsec
5 4 (0.64%) VPN
6 3 (0.48%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.48%) Intranet
6 3 (0.48%) IPv6
6 3 (0.48%) OpenFlow
6 3 (0.48%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.32%) Network Security
7 2 (0.32%) SMS
7 2 (0.32%) Tactical Data Link
7 2 (0.32%) VLAN
7 2 (0.32%) VoIP
7 2 (0.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (9.09%) NoSQL
2 56 (8.93%) MySQL
3 53 (8.45%) PostgreSQL
4 32 (5.10%) Hadoop
5 30 (4.78%) MongoDB
6 29 (4.63%) Big Data
7 28 (4.47%) Relational Database
8 21 (3.35%) SQL Server
9 18 (2.87%) Apache Hive
10 16 (2.55%) RDBMS
11 13 (2.07%) HBase
12 8 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (1.28%) GIS
12 8 (1.28%) MarkLogic
13 6 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 6 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (0.96%) SQLite
14 4 (0.64%) Amazon Athena
14 4 (0.64%) Data Lake
14 4 (0.64%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 117 (18.66%) Jenkins
2 113 (18.02%) Git (software)
3 87 (13.88%) Selenium
4 85 (13.56%) Maven
5 76 (12.12%) Cucumber
6 58 (9.25%) JIRA
7 56 (8.93%) JUnit
8 42 (6.70%) MSTest
8 42 (6.70%) NUnit
9 26 (4.15%) Eclipse
9 26 (4.15%) WebDriver
10 25 (3.99%) Ant
11 23 (3.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 19 (3.03%) JMeter
13 18 (2.87%) Hudson
14 16 (2.55%) SonarQube
14 16 (2.55%) Subversion
15 14 (2.23%) Gradle
16 12 (1.91%) SoapUI
16 12 (1.91%) TeamCity
General
1 82 (13.08%) Finance
2 51 (8.13%) Banking
3 21 (3.35%) Back Office
4 16 (2.55%) Retail
5 7 (1.12%) Publishing
6 5 (0.80%) Financial Institution
6 5 (0.80%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.64%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.48%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.32%) Law
9 2 (0.32%) Marketing
9 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Games
10 1 (0.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 370 (59.01%) Developer
2 221 (35.25%) Java Developer
3 58 (9.25%) Architect
4 42 (6.70%) Senior Developer
5 36 (5.74%) Software Engineer
6 34 (5.42%) Solutions Architect
7 33 (5.26%) Software Developer
8 32 (5.10%) DevOps Engineer
9 27 (4.31%) AWS Developer
10 24 (3.83%) Senior Java Developer
11 21 (3.35%) Tester
12 20 (3.19%) Java Engineer
13 19 (3.03%) Analyst
13 19 (3.03%) Test Engineer
14 18 (2.87%) Agile Developer
15 16 (2.55%) Hadoop Developer
16 15 (2.39%) Automation Tester
16 15 (2.39%) Scala Developer
17 13 (2.07%) Android Developer
17 13 (2.07%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (17.86%) Spring
2 100 (15.95%) Web Services
3 88 (14.04%) REST
4 77 (12.28%) XML
5 71 (11.32%) HTML
6 68 (10.85%) SOAP
7 62 (9.89%) .NET
8 60 (9.57%) CSS
9 59 (9.41%) JSON
9 59 (9.41%) RESTful
10 54 (8.61%) J2EE
11 51 (8.13%) Spring Boot
12 41 (6.54%) AngularJS
13 40 (6.38%) Hibernate
13 40 (6.38%) Node.js
14 39 (6.22%) React
15 34 (5.42%) Middleware
16 32 (5.10%) HTML5
16 32 (5.10%) JSP
17 31 (4.94%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 58 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (2.71%) User Experience
3 16 (2.55%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (2.39%) Linux Command Line
4 15 (2.39%) Mobile App
5 12 (1.91%) Data Centre
6 11 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (1.44%) Cyberthreat
8 8 (1.28%) Algorithms
8 8 (1.28%) PKI
9 6 (0.96%) DataPower
10 5 (0.80%) Cloud Native
10 5 (0.80%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.80%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.64%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.64%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.64%) NHS
11 4 (0.64%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.48%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 120 (19.14%) Linux
2 34 (5.42%) Windows
3 25 (3.99%) Unix
4 23 (3.67%) Android
5 10 (1.59%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.28%) CentOS
8 7 (1.12%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.80%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.64%) CoreOS
10 4 (0.64%) Debian
11 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.32%) AIX
12 2 (0.32%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.32%) Solaris
12 2 (0.32%) VMS
12 2 (0.32%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (58.37%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (22.65%) TDD
3 132 (21.05%) Test Automation
4 122 (19.46%) Continuous Integration
5 119 (18.98%) Scrum
6 106 (16.91%) OO
7 92 (14.67%) Microservices
8 91 (14.51%) Software Engineering
9 83 (13.24%) BDD
10 75 (11.96%) Migration
11 67 (10.69%) DevOps
12 48 (7.66%) Problem-Solving
13 45 (7.18%) SDLC
14 38 (6.06%) Unit Testing
15 35 (5.58%) Mentoring
16 34 (5.42%) Open Source
16 34 (5.42%) Waterfall
17 33 (5.26%) Integration Testing
18 31 (4.94%) Cybersecurity
18 31 (4.94%) UML
Programming Languages
1 149 (23.76%) JavaScript
2 130 (20.73%) Python
3 108 (17.22%) SQL
4 73 (11.64%) C#
5 66 (10.53%) C++
6 50 (7.97%) C
7 44 (7.02%) Java 8
8 40 (6.38%) Scala
9 31 (4.94%) PowerShell
10 26 (4.15%) Bash Shell
11 25 (3.99%) PL/SQL
12 20 (3.19%) Ruby
13 13 (2.07%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.28%) Go
14 8 (1.28%) PHP
15 7 (1.12%) VB
16 5 (0.80%) Apple Swift
17 4 (0.64%) ES6
18 3 (0.48%) Rust
19 2 (0.32%) Dart
Qualifications
1 160 (25.52%) Security Cleared
2 84 (13.40%) SC Cleared
3 75 (11.96%) DV Cleared
4 19 (3.03%) Degree
4 19 (3.03%) ISTQB
5 18 (2.87%) ISEB
6 17 (2.71%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (1.91%) AWS Certification
8 8 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.48%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.16%) CISSP
11 1 (0.16%) GIAC
11 1 (0.16%) Linux+ Certification
11 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.16%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.16%) SANS
11 1 (0.16%) SSCP
11 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.63%) QA
2 25 (3.99%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 24 (3.83%) HMG Infosec
3 24 (3.83%) JSP 440
4 5 (0.80%) HL7
5 4 (0.64%) PSD2
6 3 (0.48%) PMO
7 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.16%) BS25999
8 1 (0.16%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.16%) MISRA
8 1 (0.16%) MISRA C
System Software
1 83 (13.24%) Docker
2 8 (1.28%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.48%) KVM
4 3 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.48%) vSphere
5 2 (0.32%) Firmware
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.16%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 72 (11.48%) Ansible
2 70 (11.16%) Puppet
3 54 (8.61%) Opscode Chef
4 39 (6.22%) Kubernetes
5 13 (2.07%) Terraform
6 4 (0.64%) Amdocs OSS
6 4 (0.64%) CA Service Virtualization
7 3 (0.48%) Packer
7 3 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.32%) Kibana
8 2 (0.32%) logstash
8 2 (0.32%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 2 (0.32%) Oozie
8 2 (0.32%) Rsyslog
8 2 (0.32%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.16%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.16%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.16%) SCCM
9 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 91 (14.51%) Oracle
2 41 (6.54%) Microsoft
3 24 (3.83%) Google
4 14 (2.23%) Atlassian
4 14 (2.23%) Red Hat
5 12 (1.91%) hybris
6 11 (1.75%) IBM
7 9 (1.44%) Adobe
7 9 (1.44%) Cisco
7 9 (1.44%) Hortonworks
7 9 (1.44%) Juniper
8 7 (1.12%) MuleSoft
9 6 (0.96%) HP
9 6 (0.96%) VMware
10 5 (0.80%) Pega
10 5 (0.80%) Perforce
10 5 (0.80%) Ruckus Wireless
11 4 (0.64%) Amdocs
11 4 (0.64%) Cramer
11 4 (0.64%) Xamarin