Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 11 10
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 +2
Contract jobs citing Java 481 576 637
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.48% 11.04% 10.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.85% 28.07% 28.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 366 360
South West median daily rate £448 £408 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.82% +3.82% -1.88%
10th Percentile £314 £313 £313
90th Percentile £563 £563 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 22 64
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.61% -1.78% +14.19%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +3.66% +5.81% -3.13%

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 1,936 2,052 2,246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.15% 39.34% 38.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,186 1,270 1,400
South West median daily rate £400 £376 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +1.97% -1.67%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 147 193
South West median hourly rate £41.50 £41.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.19% +13.51%
10th Percentile £26.60 £27.95 £23.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £52.45
England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -1.20% +7.10% +10.71%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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 +6 150 £425 +5.92% 96
Devon -2 83 £475 +14.11% 12
Wiltshire -1 71 £425 +13.33% 19
Dorset +3 53 £475 +46.15% 18
Somerset -8 51 £425 +5.59% 30
Gloucestershire -8 50 £500 +7.53% 46
Java
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 279 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (28.07%) Jenkins
3 120 (24.95%) Test Automation
4 119 (24.74%) Git (software)
5 116 (24.12%) Spring
5 116 (24.12%) Security Cleared
6 107 (22.25%) SQL
7 106 (22.04%) Web Services
8 105 (21.83%) Linux
9 103 (21.41%) JavaScript
10 98 (20.37%) DevOps
11 95 (19.75%) Python
12 88 (18.30%) REST
13 85 (17.67%) Amazon AWS
14 79 (16.42%) Continuous Integration
15 78 (16.22%) JIRA
15 78 (16.22%) Finance
16 75 (15.59%) TDD
17 72 (14.97%) HTML
17 72 (14.97%) Maven
18 71 (14.76%) Scrum
19 70 (14.55%) XML
20 69 (14.35%) Docker
20 69 (14.35%) Microservices
21 68 (14.14%) CSS
21 68 (14.14%) Cucumber
22 67 (13.93%) Selenium
22 67 (13.93%) Ansible
23 65 (13.51%) SC Cleared
24 64 (13.31%) .NET

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 45 (9.36%) Confluence
2 33 (6.86%) Tomcat
3 29 (6.03%) Apache Spark
3 29 (6.03%) WebSphere
4 21 (4.37%) Apache
5 19 (3.95%) JBoss
6 16 (3.33%) Apache Pig
7 12 (2.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 11 (2.29%) nginx
9 10 (2.08%) WebLogic
10 9 (1.87%) Cloud Foundry
10 9 (1.87%) IIS
10 9 (1.87%) Mule
11 6 (1.25%) Liferay
12 5 (1.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 5 (1.04%) Apache Solr
12 5 (1.04%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.83%) Jetty
13 4 (0.83%) Mongrel
13 4 (0.83%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.21%) CATIA
2 1 (0.21%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.21%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 85 (17.67%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (7.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (4.78%) AWS CloudFormation
4 21 (4.37%) AWS Lambda
4 21 (4.37%) Serverless
5 19 (3.95%) Amazon EC2
6 17 (3.53%) Amazon S3
7 15 (3.12%) GitHub
7 15 (3.12%) Google Cloud Platform
8 12 (2.49%) PaaS
9 8 (1.66%) OpenShift
10 6 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (1.04%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 5 (1.04%) Google App Engine
11 5 (1.04%) IaaS
11 5 (1.04%) Sauce Labs
12 4 (0.83%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.83%) npm
12 4 (0.83%) Route 53
12 4 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.41%) HTTP
2 12 (2.49%) TCP/IP
3 10 (2.08%) SMS
4 8 (1.66%) Firewall
5 7 (1.46%) Cisco ICM
5 7 (1.46%) DNS
5 7 (1.46%) FTP
6 5 (1.04%) DHCP
6 5 (1.04%) Internet
6 5 (1.04%) IPsec
6 5 (1.04%) SSH
7 4 (0.83%) SSL
8 3 (0.62%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.42%) DKIM
9 2 (0.42%) DMARC
9 2 (0.42%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.42%) SMTP
9 2 (0.42%) VPN
10 1 (0.21%) PuTTY
10 1 (0.21%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (8.73%) Relational Database
2 40 (8.32%) NoSQL
3 38 (7.90%) Hadoop
4 35 (7.28%) Big Data
5 26 (5.41%) MongoDB
6 25 (5.20%) RDBMS
6 25 (5.20%) SQL Server
7 23 (4.78%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (4.57%) Apache Hive
9 21 (4.37%) MySQL
10 16 (3.33%) DB2
11 13 (2.70%) HBase
12 9 (1.87%) Ingres
13 7 (1.46%) CouchDB
14 6 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
15 5 (1.04%) MariaDB
15 5 (1.04%) Neo4j
15 5 (1.04%) Oracle Database
15 5 (1.04%) Riak
Development Applications
1 135 (28.07%) Jenkins
2 119 (24.74%) Git (software)
3 78 (16.22%) JIRA
4 72 (14.97%) Maven
5 68 (14.14%) Cucumber
6 67 (13.93%) Selenium
7 44 (9.15%) Eclipse
8 43 (8.94%) Ant
9 38 (7.90%) Artifactory
10 33 (6.86%) TeamCity
11 30 (6.24%) JUnit
12 27 (5.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 27 (5.61%) Bitbucket
12 27 (5.61%) Gradle
13 17 (3.53%) Vagrant
14 16 (3.33%) SonarQube
14 16 (3.33%) Visual Studio
15 15 (3.12%) Travis CI
16 14 (2.91%) NUnit
17 11 (2.29%) EasyMock
General
1 78 (16.22%) Finance
2 44 (9.15%) Banking
3 7 (1.46%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.25%) Games
4 6 (1.25%) Law
4 6 (1.25%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.04%) Back Office
6 4 (0.83%) Retail
7 3 (0.62%) Electronics
7 3 (0.62%) General Ledger
7 3 (0.62%) Marketing
8 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.42%) Front Office
8 2 (0.42%) Legal
9 1 (0.21%) Advertising
9 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 279 (58.00%) Developer
2 151 (31.39%) Java Developer
3 49 (10.19%) DevOps Engineer
4 35 (7.28%) Analyst
5 24 (4.99%) Senior Developer
5 24 (4.99%) Test Analyst
6 22 (4.57%) Tester
7 20 (4.16%) Automation Tester
8 18 (3.74%) Software Engineer
9 17 (3.53%) Java Engineer
10 15 (3.12%) Hadoop Developer
11 14 (2.91%) Architect
11 14 (2.91%) AWS Developer
11 14 (2.91%) Senior Java Developer
12 13 (2.70%) Automation Test Analyst
12 13 (2.70%) Lead Developer
12 13 (2.70%) Software Developer
12 13 (2.70%) Test Automation Engineer
12 13 (2.70%) Test Engineer
13 12 (2.49%) DV Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (24.12%) Spring
2 106 (22.04%) Web Services
3 88 (18.30%) REST
4 72 (14.97%) HTML
5 70 (14.55%) XML
6 68 (14.14%) CSS
7 64 (13.31%) .NET
8 50 (10.40%) Hibernate
9 47 (9.77%) J2EE
9 47 (9.77%) SOAP
10 34 (7.07%) AngularJS
10 34 (7.07%) JSON
10 34 (7.07%) JSP
11 33 (6.86%) Node.js
12 32 (6.65%) EJB
13 31 (6.44%) Spring Boot
14 26 (5.41%) RESTful
15 24 (4.99%) jQuery
16 23 (4.78%) JMS
17 21 (4.37%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.03%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.29%) User Experience
4 10 (2.08%) Wiki
5 7 (1.46%) Data Centre
5 7 (1.46%) IVR
5 7 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (1.04%) Fat Client
6 5 (1.04%) iPad
6 5 (1.04%) Thin Client
7 4 (0.83%) Linked Data
7 4 (0.83%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.62%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.62%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.62%) Fintech
8 3 (0.62%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.42%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.42%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 105 (21.83%) Linux
2 43 (8.94%) Unix
3 33 (6.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (6.24%) Windows
5 15 (3.12%) CentOS
6 12 (2.49%) Windows Server
7 9 (1.87%) Android
8 8 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.04%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.83%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.83%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.83%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.62%) Debian
12 2 (0.42%) DC/OS
13 1 (0.21%) AIX
13 1 (0.21%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (24.95%) Test Automation
3 98 (20.37%) DevOps
4 79 (16.42%) Continuous Integration
5 75 (15.59%) TDD
6 71 (14.76%) Scrum
7 69 (14.35%) Microservices
8 63 (13.10%) BDD
9 55 (11.43%) Open Source
10 47 (9.77%) Software Engineering
11 40 (8.32%) OO
12 36 (7.48%) Unit Testing
13 32 (6.65%) Continuous Delivery
13 32 (6.65%) SDLC
14 31 (6.44%) Configuration Management
15 29 (6.03%) Problem-Solving
16 25 (5.20%) MVC
17 23 (4.78%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 22 (4.57%) Coaching
19 20 (4.16%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 107 (22.25%) SQL
2 103 (21.41%) JavaScript
3 95 (19.75%) Python
4 58 (12.06%) C#
5 47 (9.77%) Java 8
6 44 (9.15%) Ruby
7 43 (8.94%) Groovy
8 39 (8.11%) C++
9 29 (6.03%) Scala
10 25 (5.20%) PL/SQL
11 23 (4.78%) PHP
11 23 (4.78%) Shell Script
12 19 (3.95%) C
13 16 (3.33%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.46%) VC++
15 6 (1.25%) Korn
15 6 (1.25%) Perl
16 5 (1.04%) Jython
16 5 (1.04%) TypeScript
17 4 (0.83%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 116 (24.12%) Security Cleared
2 65 (13.51%) SC Cleared
3 42 (8.73%) DV Cleared
4 17 (3.53%) Degree
5 14 (2.91%) ISEB
6 12 (2.49%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.21%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.08%) QA
2 4 (0.83%) SLA
3 2 (0.42%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.21%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.21%) MISRA
4 1 (0.21%) MISRA C
System Software
1 69 (14.35%) Docker
2 14 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.25%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.04%) Xen
6 4 (0.83%) Firmware
7 2 (0.42%) Sendmail
7 2 (0.42%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.21%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 67 (13.93%) Ansible
2 50 (10.40%) Puppet
3 18 (3.74%) Kubernetes
3 18 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (3.12%) Nagios
4 15 (3.12%) Terraform
5 10 (2.08%) Packer
6 9 (1.87%) Oozie
7 7 (1.46%) Cisco UCCE
8 5 (1.04%) HP ALM
9 4 (0.83%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 4 (0.83%) CA Service Virtualization
9 4 (0.83%) SELinux
10 3 (0.62%) Amdocs OSS
11 2 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.42%) Netcool
12 1 (0.21%) CA Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.21%) Consul
12 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.21%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 63 (13.10%) Oracle
2 22 (4.57%) Google
3 15 (3.12%) Red Hat
3 15 (3.12%) VMware
4 12 (2.49%) Microsoft
5 10 (2.08%) hybris
6 9 (1.87%) IBM
6 9 (1.87%) Splunk
7 8 (1.66%) Atlassian
8 7 (1.46%) Adobe
8 7 (1.46%) Cisco
8 7 (1.46%) Sitecore
9 6 (1.25%) CA
9 6 (1.25%) MuleSoft
10 5 (1.04%) Citrix
10 5 (1.04%) Hortonworks
10 5 (1.04%) HP
10 5 (1.04%) MKS
11 4 (0.83%) SAP
11 4 (0.83%) Talend