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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java
England / South West
Rank 10 9 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2  
Contract jobs citing Java 291 337 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 11.21% 11.61% 9.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.98% 30.44% 25.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 167 168
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £325 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 46 13
Median hourly rate £41.50 £42.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.77% +30.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.30 £25.50 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.70 £57.00 £46.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.13
% change year-on-year +2.50% +4.91%  

Java is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1040 1107 1155
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.05% 38.15% 37.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 649 654 727
Median daily rate £391 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 113 58
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.23 £27.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Java as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Devon 0 67 £378 -5.50% 10
Bristol +1 60 £400 +10.34% 45
Wiltshire +7 48 £375 +2.73% 12
Somerset -6 39 £400 -5.88% 17
Gloucestershire -11 36 £475 -1.04% 24
Dorset +5 15 £325 -18.75% 14
Cornwall - 1 - - 1
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Java also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Java.

1 344 (59.93%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (34.32%) Spring
3 170 (29.62%) Security Cleared
4 158 (27.53%) JavaScript
4 158 (27.53%) SQL
5 136 (23.69%) Scrum
6 129 (22.47%) Hibernate
7 128 (22.30%) Web Services
8 124 (21.60%) XML
9 123 (21.43%) HTML
10 112 (19.51%) REST
11 111 (19.34%) Jenkins
12 110 (19.16%) Oracle
13 107 (18.64%) Selenium
14 102 (17.77%) Git (software)
15 96 (16.72%) CSS
16 90 (15.68%) Software Engineering
17 87 (15.16%) TDD
18 86 (14.98%) SOAP
18 86 (14.98%) BDD
19 83 (14.46%) Linux
20 82 (14.29%) SC Cleared
21 77 (13.41%) J2EE
21 77 (13.41%) Finance
22 76 (13.24%) DV Cleared
23 75 (13.07%) Cucumber
24 72 (12.54%) Docker
24 72 (12.54%) Maven
25 71 (12.37%) Open Source
26 69 (12.02%) Continuous Integration

Java
Top Related 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 61 (10.63%) Apache
2 47 (8.19%) Tomcat
3 40 (6.97%) WebLogic
4 37 (6.45%) JBoss
5 31 (5.40%) WebSphere
6 27 (4.70%) Confluence
7 19 (3.31%) Elasticsearch
7 19 (3.31%) Mule
8 18 (3.14%) Mule ESB
9 15 (2.61%) CMS
10 14 (2.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 12 (2.09%) Apache Spark
11 12 (2.09%) WebSphere Application Server
12 11 (1.92%) nginx
13 10 (1.74%) IIS
14 6 (1.05%) Jetty
14 6 (1.05%) Mongrel
15 5 (0.87%) Apache Pig
15 5 (0.87%) GlassFish
16 4 (0.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (2.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.52%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.52%) Simulink
3 2 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 26 (4.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (1.05%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.52%) Primavera
4 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.17%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.17%) Magento
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 66 (11.50%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (4.01%) Amazon EC2
3 19 (3.31%) GitHub
3 19 (3.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 16 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (2.44%) Amazon S3
6 9 (1.57%) SaaS
7 7 (1.22%) PaaS
8 6 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (1.05%) IaaS
9 5 (0.87%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 5 (0.87%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 5 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (0.87%) Google App Engine
9 5 (0.87%) IBM Blueworks
9 5 (0.87%) Route 53
10 3 (0.52%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.35%) Slack
12 1 (0.17%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.23%) HTTP
2 27 (4.70%) Internet
3 17 (2.96%) TCP/IP
4 13 (2.26%) DNS
5 11 (1.92%) SSL
6 7 (1.22%) LDAP
7 6 (1.05%) Firewall
8 5 (0.87%) DHCP
8 5 (0.87%) FTP
8 5 (0.87%) IPsec
8 5 (0.87%) PuTTY
8 5 (0.87%) SSH
8 5 (0.87%) WinSCP
9 4 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.70%) VPN
10 2 (0.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (0.35%) LAN
10 2 (0.35%) SAN
10 2 (0.35%) WAN
11 1 (0.17%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (7.49%) PostgreSQL
2 35 (6.10%) Hadoop
2 35 (6.10%) Relational Database
3 34 (5.92%) SQL Server
4 32 (5.57%) Big Data
5 29 (5.05%) NoSQL
6 28 (4.88%) MongoDB
7 22 (3.83%) Oracle Database
8 20 (3.48%) MySQL
9 12 (2.09%) Endeca
10 11 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (1.39%) Neo4j
13 6 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (1.05%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.87%) Apache Hive
14 5 (0.87%) DB2
14 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 111 (19.34%) Jenkins
2 107 (18.64%) Selenium
3 102 (17.77%) Git (software)
4 75 (13.07%) Cucumber
5 72 (12.54%) Maven
6 57 (9.93%) JIRA
7 52 (9.06%) JUnit
8 47 (8.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 45 (7.84%) WebDriver
10 38 (6.62%) Ant
11 33 (5.75%) Eclipse
12 32 (5.57%) Bitbucket
13 31 (5.40%) Gradle
14 22 (3.83%) Subversion
15 19 (3.31%) Mockito
15 19 (3.31%) TeamCity
16 17 (2.96%) JMeter
17 15 (2.61%) LoadRunner
17 15 (2.61%) Rational DOORS
18 14 (2.44%) SoapUI
General
1 77 (13.41%) Finance
2 32 (5.57%) Marketing
3 30 (5.23%) Banking
3 30 (5.23%) Manufacturing
4 28 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 26 (4.53%) Electronics
6 16 (2.79%) Retail
7 7 (1.22%) Aerospace
7 7 (1.22%) Games
8 5 (0.87%) Back Office
8 5 (0.87%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.52%) Military
10 2 (0.35%) Advertising
11 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.17%) Local Government
11 1 (0.17%) Publishing
11 1 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 339 (59.06%) Developer
2 280 (48.78%) Java Developer
3 47 (8.19%) Java Engineer
4 41 (7.14%) Tester
5 36 (6.27%) Architect
6 33 (5.75%) Automation Tester
7 32 (5.57%) Software Engineer
8 31 (5.40%) Analyst
9 24 (4.18%) DevOps Engineer
10 23 (4.01%) Test Analyst
11 22 (3.83%) C# Developer
11 22 (3.83%) Java Software Engineer
11 22 (3.83%) Senior Developer
12 19 (3.31%) Applications Developer
13 18 (3.14%) DV Cleared Java Developer
13 18 (3.14%) Senior Java Developer
13 18 (3.14%) Software Developer
14 17 (2.96%) Automation Test Analyst
14 17 (2.96%) Full Stack Developer
15 15 (2.61%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (34.32%) Spring
2 129 (22.47%) Hibernate
3 128 (22.30%) Web Services
4 124 (21.60%) XML
5 123 (21.43%) HTML
6 112 (19.51%) REST
7 96 (16.72%) CSS
8 86 (14.98%) SOAP
9 77 (13.41%) J2EE
10 53 (9.23%) RESTful
11 52 (9.06%) JSON
12 46 (8.01%) JSP
13 40 (6.97%) .NET
14 39 (6.79%) Spring MVC
15 37 (6.45%) Struts
16 33 (5.75%) jQuery
17 32 (5.57%) XSLT
18 31 (5.40%) AngularJS
18 31 (5.40%) Servlets
19 28 (4.88%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 20 (3.48%) User Experience
2 15 (2.61%) iPad
3 12 (2.09%) Virtual Team
4 11 (1.92%) RIA
5 10 (1.74%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.57%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (0.87%) Client/Server
8 5 (0.87%) Web 2.0
9 4 (0.70%) Cloud Native
9 4 (0.70%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (0.70%) Graphic Design
9 4 (0.70%) iPhone
9 4 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (0.70%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.70%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.52%) Wiki
11 2 (0.35%) CESG
11 2 (0.35%) NHS
11 2 (0.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 83 (14.46%) Linux
2 47 (8.19%) Windows
3 42 (7.32%) Unix
4 30 (5.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (2.44%) Windows Server
6 13 (2.26%) CentOS
7 11 (1.92%) Mac OS X
8 10 (1.74%) Android
9 8 (1.39%) Ubuntu
10 7 (1.22%) Amazon Linux
10 7 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.70%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.70%) CoreOS
11 4 (0.70%) Solaris
12 3 (0.52%) AIX
13 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.17%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (59.93%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (23.69%) Scrum
3 90 (15.68%) Software Engineering
4 87 (15.16%) TDD
5 86 (14.98%) BDD
6 71 (12.37%) Open Source
7 69 (12.02%) Continuous Integration
8 66 (11.50%) DevOps
9 56 (9.76%) MVC
10 55 (9.58%) OO
11 48 (8.36%) UML
12 42 (7.32%) Test Automation
13 35 (6.10%) Test Scripting
13 35 (6.10%) Unit Testing
13 35 (6.10%) Web Development
14 32 (5.57%) Migration
15 31 (5.40%) Microservices
15 31 (5.40%) Programme Management
16 29 (5.05%) Configuration Management
17 28 (4.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 158 (27.53%) JavaScript
1 158 (27.53%) SQL
2 69 (12.02%) Python
3 58 (10.10%) C#
4 55 (9.58%) C++
5 50 (8.71%) C
6 39 (6.79%) Ruby
7 33 (5.75%) Bash Shell
8 32 (5.57%) PL/SQL
9 28 (4.88%) Groovy
10 23 (4.01%) Perl
11 22 (3.83%) Scala
12 12 (2.09%) Apex Code
13 11 (1.92%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.74%) PHP
15 8 (1.39%) Go
16 6 (1.05%) Ada
16 6 (1.05%) XPath
17 5 (0.87%) F#
18 4 (0.70%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 170 (29.62%) Security Cleared
2 82 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 76 (13.24%) DV Cleared
4 31 (5.40%) ISEB
5 25 (4.36%) BPSS Clearance
6 24 (4.18%) ISTQB
7 22 (3.83%) Degree
8 8 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.87%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.52%) CISSP
12 2 (0.35%) CESG Certified Professional
12 2 (0.35%) SANS
13 1 (0.17%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.17%) CISA
13 1 (0.17%) CISM
13 1 (0.17%) CREST Certified
13 1 (0.17%) GCIA
13 1 (0.17%) GCIH
13 1 (0.17%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (6.97%) QA
2 10 (1.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.70%) WCAG
4 2 (0.35%) Def Stans
4 2 (0.35%) MISRA
4 2 (0.35%) MISRA C
4 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.35%) SDET
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 72 (12.54%) Docker
2 11 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.57%) LXC
4 6 (1.05%) Xen
5 5 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.87%) vSphere
6 4 (0.70%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.52%) HDFS
7 3 (0.52%) Snort
7 3 (0.52%) Varnish
8 2 (0.35%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.17%) KVM
9 1 (0.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 29 (5.05%) Ansible
2 18 (3.14%) Puppet
3 12 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.74%) Terraform
5 9 (1.57%) Kibana
6 7 (1.22%) Icinga
6 7 (1.22%) logstash
7 6 (1.05%) Nagios
8 5 (0.87%) OSSEC
8 5 (0.87%) Salt
8 5 (0.87%) vRealize
9 3 (0.52%) CloudHub
9 3 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.52%) Oozie
10 2 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.35%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.35%) Nessus
10 2 (0.35%) QRadar
10 2 (0.35%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.17%) Computer Incident Response Team
Vendors
1 110 (19.16%) Oracle
2 30 (5.23%) SAP
3 27 (4.70%) Microsoft
4 23 (4.01%) ATG
5 19 (3.31%) Red Hat
6 17 (2.96%) Google
6 17 (2.96%) IBM
6 17 (2.96%) VMware
7 16 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (2.44%) HP
9 12 (2.09%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.05%) webMethods
11 5 (0.87%) Cloudera
11 5 (0.87%) hybris
11 5 (0.87%) New Relic
11 5 (0.87%) Pega
11 5 (0.87%) SaltStack
12 4 (0.70%) Cisco
13 3 (0.52%) BEA
14 2 (0.35%) Informatica
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