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 22 June 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.

Java
England / South West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 10 11
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1  
Contract jobs citing Java 252 305 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.35% 10.17% 9.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.73% 26.43% 24.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 191 181
Median daily rate £400 £393 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% -5.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £320 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 27
Median hourly rate £52.50 £42.25 £38.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.26% +8.97%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £35.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.87% -10.62%  

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 1019 1154 1181
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 37.81% 38.48% 38.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 729 779
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 80 76
Median hourly rate £47.50 £39.00 £36.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.79% +6.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £25.00 £20.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.85 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

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 22 June 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 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 3 months to 22 June 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 -1 67 £425 +6.25% 6
Somerset +12 59 £423 +12.66% 16
Bristol 0 59 £372 +0.54% 62
Wiltshire +2 25 £363 -3.33% 17
Gloucestershire -15 25 £420 -3.44% 18
Dorset -14 6 £325 -17.19% 6
Java
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 308 (56.72%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (33.33%) Spring
3 140 (25.78%) SQL
4 139 (25.60%) Test Automation
5 133 (24.49%) JavaScript
6 125 (23.02%) Security Cleared
7 122 (22.47%) Web Services
8 121 (22.28%) Scrum
9 114 (20.99%) Hibernate
10 109 (20.07%) HTML
11 108 (19.89%) Oracle
12 102 (18.78%) XML
13 96 (17.68%) Jenkins
14 93 (17.13%) CSS
15 83 (15.29%) Git (software)
16 82 (15.10%) Software Engineering
17 81 (14.92%) Selenium
17 81 (14.92%) Amazon AWS
17 81 (14.92%) Linux
18 76 (14.00%) SC Cleared
18 76 (14.00%) Maven
19 75 (13.81%) REST
20 74 (13.63%) TDD
21 70 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
22 66 (12.15%) BDD
22 66 (12.15%) DevOps
23 65 (11.97%) J2EE
24 62 (11.42%) SOAP
25 60 (11.05%) Open Source
26 59 (10.87%) Python

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 51 (9.39%) Apache
2 37 (6.81%) Tomcat
3 34 (6.26%) JBoss
4 29 (5.34%) WebLogic
4 29 (5.34%) WebSphere
5 20 (3.68%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (2.95%) CMS
7 14 (2.58%) Apache Spark
7 14 (2.58%) WebSphere Application Server
8 13 (2.39%) Mule
9 11 (2.03%) Apache Pig
10 10 (1.84%) Confluence
10 10 (1.84%) IIS
10 10 (1.84%) Mule ESB
10 10 (1.84%) nginx
11 8 (1.47%) Jetty
12 7 (1.29%) Mongrel
13 6 (1.10%) GlassFish
14 5 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 9 (1.66%) Simulink
2 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (2.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.37%) OpenText Process Suite
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.18%) Magento
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.18%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 81 (14.92%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (5.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.31%) Amazon EC2
3 18 (3.31%) OpenShift
4 13 (2.39%) GitHub
5 11 (2.03%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (1.84%) PaaS
6 10 (1.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 9 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (1.47%) SaaS
9 6 (1.10%) Google App Engine
9 6 (1.10%) IaaS
10 5 (0.92%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 5 (0.92%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.92%) IBM Blueworks
11 3 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (5.71%) Internet
2 16 (2.95%) HTTP
3 14 (2.58%) DNS
4 11 (2.03%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.47%) PuTTY
5 8 (1.47%) WinSCP
6 7 (1.29%) SSL
7 6 (1.10%) DHCP
7 6 (1.10%) FTP
7 6 (1.10%) IPsec
8 4 (0.74%) Firewall
8 4 (0.74%) LDAP
8 4 (0.74%) SMS
9 3 (0.55%) LAN
9 3 (0.55%) WAN
10 2 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (0.37%) SAN
10 2 (0.37%) SSH
11 1 (0.18%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (8.84%) Hadoop
2 34 (6.26%) Relational Database
3 30 (5.52%) Big Data
3 30 (5.52%) SQL Server
4 28 (5.16%) MongoDB
5 27 (4.97%) Oracle Database
6 19 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (2.76%) MySQL
8 14 (2.58%) NoSQL
9 13 (2.39%) Endeca
10 12 (2.21%) Apache Hive
11 11 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
11 11 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (1.47%) Apache Accumulo
12 8 (1.47%) HBase
12 8 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (1.10%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 96 (17.68%) Jenkins
2 83 (15.29%) Git (software)
3 81 (14.92%) Selenium
4 76 (14.00%) Maven
5 56 (10.31%) Cucumber
6 49 (9.02%) JUnit
7 42 (7.73%) JIRA
8 41 (7.55%) Eclipse
9 37 (6.81%) Ant
10 35 (6.45%) WebDriver
11 28 (5.16%) Team Foundation Server
12 24 (4.42%) Subversion
13 22 (4.05%) TeamCity
14 19 (3.50%) Gradle
14 19 (3.50%) Rational DOORS
15 17 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 16 (2.95%) Bitbucket
17 15 (2.76%) HP UFT
18 14 (2.58%) SpecFlow
19 13 (2.39%) IntelliJ
General
1 57 (10.50%) Finance
2 29 (5.34%) Banking
3 21 (3.87%) Marketing
4 17 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 16 (2.95%) Electronics
5 16 (2.95%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.39%) Retail
7 6 (1.10%) Back Office
7 6 (1.10%) Retail Banking
8 5 (0.92%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.74%) Advertising
9 4 (0.74%) Games
9 4 (0.74%) Military
10 1 (0.18%) Automotive
10 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Local Government
10 1 (0.18%) Publishing
10 1 (0.18%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 315 (58.01%) Developer
2 239 (44.01%) Java Developer
3 54 (9.94%) Java Engineer
4 37 (6.81%) Architect
5 36 (6.63%) Software Engineer
6 34 (6.26%) Tester
7 28 (5.16%) Analyst
8 27 (4.97%) Automation Tester
9 25 (4.60%) Software Developer
10 22 (4.05%) DevOps Engineer
11 20 (3.68%) SQL Developer
12 19 (3.50%) Java Software Engineer
12 19 (3.50%) Test Analyst
13 17 (3.13%) Consultant
13 17 (3.13%) Senior Developer
14 16 (2.95%) .NET Developer
15 14 (2.58%) Java Software Developer
15 14 (2.58%) Senior Java Developer
16 13 (2.39%) Python Developer
16 13 (2.39%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (33.33%) Spring
2 122 (22.47%) Web Services
3 114 (20.99%) Hibernate
4 109 (20.07%) HTML
5 102 (18.78%) XML
6 93 (17.13%) CSS
7 75 (13.81%) REST
8 65 (11.97%) J2EE
9 62 (11.42%) SOAP
10 53 (9.76%) RESTful
11 48 (8.84%) AngularJS
11 48 (8.84%) Struts
12 46 (8.47%) .NET
13 43 (7.92%) JPA
13 43 (7.92%) JSP
14 42 (7.73%) JSON
15 40 (7.37%) Spring MVC
16 38 (7.00%) Spring Boot
17 33 (6.08%) Servlets
18 32 (5.89%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 17 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
1 17 (3.13%) iPad
2 15 (2.76%) Cloud Native
3 14 (2.58%) Computer Science
3 14 (2.58%) Virtual Team
4 10 (1.84%) RIA
4 10 (1.84%) User Experience
5 9 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (1.29%) Web 2.0
7 6 (1.10%) N-Tier
8 5 (0.92%) Client/Server
8 5 (0.92%) Linked Data
9 4 (0.74%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.55%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.55%) W3C
11 2 (0.37%) Social Media
12 1 (0.18%) Learning Management System
12 1 (0.18%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 81 (14.92%) Linux
2 40 (7.37%) Windows
3 38 (7.00%) Unix
4 26 (4.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (2.58%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.47%) CentOS
8 6 (1.10%) Amazon Linux
8 6 (1.10%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.74%) Android
9 4 (0.74%) Solaris
10 3 (0.55%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.18%) AIX
12 1 (0.18%) Debian
12 1 (0.18%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (56.72%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (25.60%) Test Automation
3 121 (22.28%) Scrum
4 82 (15.10%) Software Engineering
5 74 (13.63%) TDD
6 70 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
7 66 (12.15%) BDD
7 66 (12.15%) DevOps
8 60 (11.05%) Open Source
9 54 (9.94%) MVC
10 50 (9.21%) UML
11 43 (7.92%) Microservices
12 37 (6.81%) SDLC
13 36 (6.63%) Continuous Delivery
13 36 (6.63%) E-Commerce
13 36 (6.63%) OO
14 35 (6.45%) Unit Testing
14 35 (6.45%) Web Development
15 34 (6.26%) Integration Testing
16 29 (5.34%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 140 (25.78%) SQL
2 133 (24.49%) JavaScript
3 59 (10.87%) C#
3 59 (10.87%) Python
4 52 (9.58%) C++
5 49 (9.02%) C
6 25 (4.60%) PL/SQL
7 22 (4.05%) Ruby
8 19 (3.50%) Scala
9 18 (3.31%) Perl
10 15 (2.76%) Bash Shell
11 10 (1.84%) PHP
12 9 (1.66%) MATLAB
12 9 (1.66%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.47%) F#
14 7 (1.29%) Groovy
15 5 (0.92%) Ada
15 5 (0.92%) Go
15 5 (0.92%) VB
16 4 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 125 (23.02%) Security Cleared
2 76 (14.00%) SC Cleared
3 42 (7.73%) DV Cleared
4 24 (4.42%) ISEB
5 21 (3.87%) Degree
6 17 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
7 16 (2.95%) ISTQB
8 11 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (1.10%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (0.92%) AWS Certification
12 4 (0.74%) CISSP
13 3 (0.55%) SANS
14 2 (0.37%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.37%) CREST Certified
14 2 (0.37%) GCIA
14 2 (0.37%) GCIH
15 1 (0.18%) CISA
15 1 (0.18%) GSEC
15 1 (0.18%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (9.39%) QA
2 9 (1.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.29%) Def Stans
3 7 (1.29%) MISRA
3 7 (1.29%) MISRA C
4 3 (0.55%) WCAG
5 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 55 (10.13%) Docker
2 12 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.66%) Active Directory
4 8 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (1.47%) vSphere
5 7 (1.29%) Xen
6 5 (0.92%) LXC
7 3 (0.55%) HDFS
8 2 (0.37%) Shibboleth
8 2 (0.37%) Snort
9 1 (0.18%) KVM
9 1 (0.18%) Varnish
9 1 (0.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 28 (5.16%) Ansible
2 20 (3.68%) Puppet
3 11 (2.03%) Kibana
4 9 (1.66%) Kubernetes
4 9 (1.66%) logstash
4 9 (1.66%) Oozie
5 8 (1.47%) vRealize
6 6 (1.10%) Icinga
6 6 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.92%) Terraform
8 3 (0.55%) Salt
9 2 (0.37%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 2 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.37%) RSA enVision
9 2 (0.37%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.18%) Consul
10 1 (0.18%) Graphite
10 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.18%) SELinux
Vendors
1 108 (19.89%) Oracle
2 24 (4.42%) ATG
2 24 (4.42%) Google
3 23 (4.24%) Red Hat
4 22 (4.05%) Microsoft
5 21 (3.87%) VMware
6 19 (3.50%) IBM
7 18 (3.31%) SAP
8 11 (2.03%) HP
8 11 (2.03%) hybris
9 10 (1.84%) Cloudera
10 8 (1.47%) Talend
11 7 (1.29%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.92%) Luciad
12 5 (0.92%) Pega
12 5 (0.92%) webMethods
13 3 (0.55%) ArcSight
13 3 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.55%) SaltStack
13 3 (0.55%) Splunk
Exeter, Devon
Solos Consultants Ltd
Rate: Please State on Application
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Warminster, Wiltshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
South West England
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £36,800 to £48,600 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 20 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 21 days ago