Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 11 12
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 +3
Contract jobs citing Java 562 495 616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.30% 9.06% 10.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.25% 24.16% 26.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 298 397
South West median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -5.88%
10th Percentile £349 £310 £309
90th Percentile £575 £525 £543
England median daily rate £513 £500 £465
% change year-on-year +2.50% +7.53% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 18
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £44.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +10.00% -6.43%
10th Percentile £38.24 £35.00 £36.60
90th Percentile £47.05 £53.75 £53.25
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% +11.11% -10.00%

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 2,417 2,049 2,360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 39.98% 37.51% 40.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,506 1,253 1,530
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +5.63% -5.33%
10th Percentile £289 £270 £263
90th Percentile £563 £500 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 105 153
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.91%
10th Percentile £26.70 £18.85 £21.59
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.25 £51.50
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +2.74%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +9 220 £425 +6.25% 97
Wiltshire +29 93 £450 +12.50% 19
Gloucestershire +2 79 £500 +19.05% 57
Somerset -4 61 £400 -3.03% 32
Dorset +2 46 £475 +13.77% 17
Devon -13 43 £450 +0.67% 15
Java
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 361 (64.23%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (26.87%) Amazon AWS
3 129 (22.95%) Scrum
4 125 (22.24%) JavaScript
5 122 (21.71%) Security Cleared
6 119 (21.17%) TDD
7 118 (21.00%) Jenkins
8 115 (20.46%) Microsoft Azure
8 115 (20.46%) Git (software)
9 110 (19.57%) Test Automation
10 107 (19.04%) Continuous Integration
11 104 (18.51%) Spring
12 102 (18.15%) OO
13 101 (17.97%) Oracle
14 98 (17.44%) Python
15 93 (16.55%) SQL
16 92 (16.37%) Finance
17 89 (15.84%) Linux
18 83 (14.77%) Selenium
19 82 (14.59%) Software Engineering
20 81 (14.41%) REST
20 81 (14.41%) DevOps
20 81 (14.41%) Microservices
21 79 (14.06%) Puppet
22 77 (13.70%) Maven
22 77 (13.70%) Web Services
22 77 (13.70%) Ansible
23 76 (13.52%) Migration
24 75 (13.35%) .NET
25 72 (12.81%) Tomcat

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 72 (12.81%) Tomcat
2 52 (9.25%) WebSphere
3 48 (8.54%) WebLogic
4 42 (7.47%) JBoss
4 42 (7.47%) OpenStack
5 25 (4.45%) Confluence
6 21 (3.74%) Apache Spark
7 14 (2.49%) Apache
8 9 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (1.25%) Mule
9 7 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (1.07%) Apache Pig
11 5 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.71%) Anypoint
12 4 (0.71%) Jetty
13 2 (0.36%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.36%) CMS
13 2 (0.36%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.36%) WildFly
14 1 (0.18%) FileNet
Applications
1 5 (0.89%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.71%) Fireworks
3 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.36%) Simulink
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.18%) CATIA
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) ENOVIA
1 1 (0.18%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 151 (26.87%) Amazon AWS
2 115 (20.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (5.87%) Google Cloud Platform
4 28 (4.98%) AWS CloudFormation
5 14 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (1.42%) Serverless
7 7 (1.25%) BrowserStack
7 7 (1.25%) GitHub
7 7 (1.25%) SaaS
8 6 (1.07%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (1.07%) PaaS
8 6 (1.07%) Sauce Labs
9 5 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.89%) IaaS
10 3 (0.53%) npm
11 2 (0.36%) G Suite
11 2 (0.36%) IBM Blueworks
11 2 (0.36%) Office 365
11 2 (0.36%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.60%) Firewall
2 7 (1.25%) Cisco ICM
3 6 (1.07%) HTTP
4 5 (0.89%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (0.89%) Internet
5 4 (0.71%) Bluetooth
5 4 (0.71%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.53%) Intranet
6 3 (0.53%) SMS
7 2 (0.36%) IPsec
7 2 (0.36%) Junos
7 2 (0.36%) Network Security
7 2 (0.36%) OpenFlow
7 2 (0.36%) SSH
7 2 (0.36%) Tactical Data Link
7 2 (0.36%) VPN
7 2 (0.36%) Wireless
7 2 (0.36%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.18%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.18%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (9.79%) NoSQL
2 54 (9.61%) MySQL
3 53 (9.43%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (4.98%) Hadoop
5 26 (4.63%) SQL Server
6 19 (3.38%) MongoDB
7 17 (3.02%) Big Data
8 15 (2.67%) Apache Hive
9 14 (2.49%) Relational Database
10 12 (2.14%) HBase
11 10 (1.78%) RDBMS
12 8 (1.42%) MarkLogic
13 6 (1.07%) DB2
14 5 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 5 (0.89%) Blockchain
15 4 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.71%) Geospatial Data
15 4 (0.71%) GIS
15 4 (0.71%) Oracle Database
15 4 (0.71%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 118 (21.00%) Jenkins
2 115 (20.46%) Git (software)
3 83 (14.77%) Selenium
4 77 (13.70%) Maven
5 68 (12.10%) Cucumber
6 53 (9.43%) JIRA
7 51 (9.07%) JUnit
8 43 (7.65%) Ant
9 42 (7.47%) MSTest
9 42 (7.47%) NUnit
10 36 (6.41%) Eclipse
11 33 (5.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 23 (4.09%) SonarQube
13 22 (3.91%) TeamCity
13 22 (3.91%) WebDriver
14 17 (3.02%) Bitbucket
14 17 (3.02%) Rational Team Concert
15 16 (2.85%) Vagrant
16 15 (2.67%) JMeter
17 12 (2.14%) Artifactory
General
1 92 (16.37%) Finance
2 40 (7.12%) Banking
3 17 (3.02%) Back Office
4 12 (2.14%) Retail
5 7 (1.25%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.89%) Publishing
7 5 (0.89%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.53%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.53%) Games
9 2 (0.36%) Advertising
9 2 (0.36%) Law
9 2 (0.36%) Marketing
10 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 332 (59.07%) Developer
2 217 (38.61%) Java Developer
3 45 (8.01%) DevOps Engineer
4 40 (7.12%) Software Engineer
5 33 (5.87%) Architect
6 30 (5.34%) Senior Developer
7 28 (4.98%) Java Engineer
8 25 (4.45%) AWS Developer
9 18 (3.20%) Senior Java Developer
9 18 (3.20%) Software Developer
9 18 (3.20%) Solutions Architect
10 17 (3.02%) Tester
11 15 (2.67%) Analyst
12 14 (2.49%) Java Software Engineer
12 14 (2.49%) Test Engineer
13 13 (2.31%) Automation Tester
13 13 (2.31%) Hadoop Developer
14 12 (2.14%) Build Engineer
14 12 (2.14%) Python Developer
14 12 (2.14%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (18.51%) Spring
2 81 (14.41%) REST
3 77 (13.70%) Web Services
4 75 (13.35%) .NET
5 64 (11.39%) J2EE
6 60 (10.68%) XML
7 51 (9.07%) HTML
8 48 (8.54%) CSS
9 47 (8.36%) Hibernate
10 45 (8.01%) AngularJS
11 44 (7.83%) Spring Boot
12 43 (7.65%) Node.js
13 40 (7.12%) SOAP
14 38 (6.76%) React
15 34 (6.05%) JSP
16 33 (5.87%) RESTful
17 30 (5.34%) JSON
18 26 (4.63%) EJB
19 22 (3.91%) JPA
20 21 (3.74%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.91%) User Experience
3 17 (3.02%) Linux Command Line
4 11 (1.96%) Data Centre
5 10 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (1.60%) Cyberthreat
6 9 (1.60%) Fat Client
6 9 (1.60%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.60%) Thin Client
7 8 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.25%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.25%) IVR
9 6 (1.07%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.89%) 3D Printing
11 4 (0.71%) Cloud Native
11 4 (0.71%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.71%) DataPower
11 4 (0.71%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.71%) NHS
11 4 (0.71%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 89 (15.84%) Linux
2 38 (6.76%) Windows
3 29 (5.16%) Unix
4 16 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (2.49%) Android
6 13 (2.31%) Windows Server
7 12 (2.14%) CentOS
8 10 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.89%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.89%) Debian
10 4 (0.71%) CoreOS
10 4 (0.71%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.36%) Solaris
11 2 (0.36%) VMS
11 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.18%) AIX
12 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (64.23%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (22.95%) Scrum
3 119 (21.17%) TDD
4 110 (19.57%) Test Automation
5 107 (19.04%) Continuous Integration
6 102 (18.15%) OO
7 82 (14.59%) Software Engineering
8 81 (14.41%) DevOps
8 81 (14.41%) Microservices
9 76 (13.52%) Migration
10 68 (12.10%) BDD
11 52 (9.25%) SDLC
12 34 (6.05%) Problem-Solving
13 32 (5.69%) Unit Testing
14 29 (5.16%) Web Development
15 27 (4.80%) Cybersecurity
16 26 (4.63%) Configuration Management
17 24 (4.27%) Coaching
18 23 (4.09%) Open Source
18 23 (4.09%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 125 (22.24%) JavaScript
2 98 (17.44%) Python
3 93 (16.55%) SQL
4 70 (12.46%) C#
5 56 (9.96%) C++
6 45 (8.01%) Java 8
7 41 (7.30%) C
8 30 (5.34%) PL/SQL
9 23 (4.09%) Scala
10 16 (2.85%) Bash Shell
11 15 (2.67%) PowerShell
12 11 (1.96%) PHP
13 9 (1.60%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.42%) Go
15 7 (1.25%) Ruby
16 6 (1.07%) ES6
17 5 (0.89%) VB
18 4 (0.71%) VC++
19 3 (0.53%) Groovy
19 3 (0.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 122 (21.71%) Security Cleared
2 60 (10.68%) DV Cleared
3 53 (9.43%) SC Cleared
4 22 (3.91%) ISEB
5 19 (3.38%) ISTQB
6 12 (2.14%) AWS Certification
6 12 (2.14%) Degree
7 7 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.18%) CCNA
9 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.18%) CISSP
9 1 (0.18%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.18%) MCSE
9 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.18%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.18%) SANS
9 1 (0.18%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.56%) QA
2 10 (1.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 9 (1.60%) HMG Infosec
3 9 (1.60%) JSP 440
4 5 (0.89%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.53%) PMO
6 2 (0.36%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.36%) HL7
6 2 (0.36%) MISRA
6 2 (0.36%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.18%) BS25999
System Software
1 70 (12.46%) Docker
2 12 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.42%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.71%) vSphere
6 2 (0.36%) KVM
7 1 (0.18%) Firmware
7 1 (0.18%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 79 (14.06%) Puppet
2 77 (13.70%) Ansible
3 58 (10.32%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (4.27%) Kubernetes
5 17 (3.02%) Terraform
6 11 (1.96%) Packer
7 9 (1.60%) Amdocs OSS
8 7 (1.25%) Cisco UCCE
9 4 (0.71%) Oozie
9 4 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.53%) CA Service Virtualization
11 2 (0.36%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 2 (0.36%) Kibana
11 2 (0.36%) logstash
11 2 (0.36%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 2 (0.36%) Rsyslog
12 1 (0.18%) CA Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (0.18%) Salt
12 1 (0.18%) SELinux
Vendors
1 101 (17.97%) Oracle
2 24 (4.27%) Google
3 20 (3.56%) Microsoft
4 18 (3.20%) Red Hat
5 15 (2.67%) VMware
6 14 (2.49%) Cisco
6 14 (2.49%) MuleSoft
7 13 (2.31%) Atlassian
8 11 (1.96%) Adobe
9 10 (1.78%) Sitecore
10 9 (1.60%) Citrix
10 9 (1.60%) Cramer
10 9 (1.60%) Hortonworks
10 9 (1.60%) Juniper
10 9 (1.60%) MKS
11 8 (1.42%) HP
12 7 (1.25%) hybris
13 6 (1.07%) IBM
14 5 (0.89%) Apigee
14 5 (0.89%) Guidewire