Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 13 15
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing Java 536 589 530
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.63% 10.25% 8.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.24% 25.16% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 377 315
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £310 £309 £313
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £462
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.87% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 59
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% -2.92% +20.00%
10th Percentile £35.00 £37.35 £32.54
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.50 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.38% -6.88% +14.29%

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 2124 2341 2569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.15% 40.73% 38.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1306 1517 1714
South West median daily rate £386 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.55% -2.03% +3.50%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £263
90th Percentile £525 £513 £493
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 142 172
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -4.46% +12.14%
10th Percentile £16.75 £20.05 £24.90
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.00 £54.53
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +25.00%

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 19 November 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
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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 +3 157 £425 +13.33% 31
Devon +9 112 £450 +5.88% 2
Gloucestershire -3 79 £430 -4.44% 14
Somerset +10 66 £400 +6.67% 5
Wiltshire -23 54 £444 +18.33% 4
Dorset -2 45 £425 +13.33% 9
Cornwall - 4 £213 -
Java
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 273 (50.93%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (28.36%) Spring
3 134 (25.00%) Linux
4 127 (23.69%) Web Services
4 127 (23.69%) JavaScript
5 122 (22.76%) Jenkins
6 113 (21.08%) Test Automation
7 110 (20.52%) Git (software)
8 104 (19.40%) SQL
9 101 (18.84%) Security Cleared
10 100 (18.66%) Maven
11 92 (17.16%) TDD
12 87 (16.23%) Scrum
12 87 (16.23%) HTML
13 83 (15.49%) Software Engineering
14 80 (14.93%) REST
15 79 (14.74%) Continuous Integration
16 76 (14.18%) SOAP
16 76 (14.18%) DevOps
17 74 (13.81%) Python
18 72 (13.43%) CSS
18 72 (13.43%) Microservices
19 68 (12.69%) Amazon AWS
20 66 (12.31%) XML
21 64 (11.94%) J2EE
22 61 (11.38%) Oracle
23 60 (11.19%) BDD
23 60 (11.19%) Docker
24 59 (11.01%) SC Cleared
25 58 (10.82%) Hibernate

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 46 (8.58%) Tomcat
2 41 (7.65%) Apache
3 30 (5.60%) WebSphere
4 22 (4.10%) Mule
5 21 (3.92%) IIS
6 17 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (3.17%) JBoss
7 14 (2.61%) nginx
8 12 (2.24%) Mule ESB
8 12 (2.24%) WebLogic
9 10 (1.87%) CICS
9 10 (1.87%) Jetty
10 9 (1.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 9 (1.68%) Apache Spark
10 9 (1.68%) Confluence
11 7 (1.31%) Drupal
11 7 (1.31%) WordPress
12 6 (1.12%) Mongrel
13 5 (0.93%) Apache Pig
13 5 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Simulink
2 2 (0.37%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (0.93%) Magento
2 4 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.56%) OpenText Process Suite
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.19%) Maximo
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 68 (12.69%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (4.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (4.10%) GitHub
4 17 (3.17%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (2.43%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (1.68%) Adobe Analytics
6 9 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.68%) Serverless
7 8 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (1.49%) OpenShift
8 7 (1.31%) PaaS
9 6 (1.12%) Google App Engine
10 5 (0.93%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.56%) SaaS
12 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.19%) Heroku
12 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.66%) HTTP
2 18 (3.36%) SMS
3 14 (2.61%) Firewall
4 10 (1.87%) BIG-IP
4 10 (1.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 9 (1.68%) DNS
5 9 (1.68%) TCP/IP
6 8 (1.49%) DHCP
6 8 (1.49%) Internet
7 7 (1.31%) FTP
7 7 (1.31%) IPsec
7 7 (1.31%) SSL
8 3 (0.56%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.56%) PCoIP
8 3 (0.56%) PuTTY
8 3 (0.56%) WinSCP
9 2 (0.37%) LDAP
9 2 (0.37%) VPN
10 1 (0.19%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.78%) MongoDB
2 25 (4.66%) DB2
3 23 (4.29%) Relational Database
4 22 (4.10%) SQL Server
5 20 (3.73%) Big Data
5 20 (3.73%) NoSQL
6 14 (2.61%) Hadoop
7 10 (1.87%) MySQL
8 9 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (1.68%) Ingres
9 8 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (1.31%) Neo4j
11 6 (1.12%) HBase
11 6 (1.12%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.12%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.75%) IBM InfoSphere
13 4 (0.75%) Redis
Development Applications
1 122 (22.76%) Jenkins
2 110 (20.52%) Git (software)
3 100 (18.66%) Maven
4 55 (10.26%) Selenium
5 45 (8.40%) Gradle
6 44 (8.21%) Cucumber
7 41 (7.65%) JIRA
8 40 (7.46%) SoapUI
9 38 (7.09%) Eclipse
10 37 (6.90%) TeamCity
11 35 (6.53%) JUnit
12 34 (6.34%) Ant
13 28 (5.22%) Bitbucket
14 27 (5.04%) Subversion
15 22 (4.10%) Visual Studio
16 21 (3.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 16 (2.99%) IntelliJ
18 15 (2.80%) JMeter
19 13 (2.43%) Artifactory
19 13 (2.43%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 47 (8.77%) Finance
2 37 (6.90%) Banking
3 10 (1.87%) Back Office
3 10 (1.87%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.68%) Retail Banking
5 8 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.49%) Marketing
6 7 (1.31%) Advertising
6 7 (1.31%) Law
7 6 (1.12%) Electronics
8 3 (0.56%) General Ledger
8 3 (0.56%) Military
9 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.37%) Automotive
9 2 (0.37%) Retail
10 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 329 (61.38%) Developer
2 216 (40.30%) Java Developer
3 41 (7.65%) Software Engineer
4 40 (7.46%) Architect
5 35 (6.53%) Java Engineer
6 26 (4.85%) Software Developer
7 25 (4.66%) Analyst
7 25 (4.66%) Senior Developer
8 24 (4.48%) Consultant
9 23 (4.29%) Java Software Engineer
10 21 (3.92%) Technical Architect
11 19 (3.54%) DevOps Engineer
11 19 (3.54%) Java Software Developer
11 19 (3.54%) Python Developer
12 18 (3.36%) C++ Developer
12 18 (3.36%) Test Analyst
13 17 (3.17%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 17 (3.17%) Senior Java Developer
14 15 (2.80%) Full Stack Developer
15 13 (2.43%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (28.36%) Spring
2 127 (23.69%) Web Services
3 87 (16.23%) HTML
4 80 (14.93%) REST
5 76 (14.18%) SOAP
6 72 (13.43%) CSS
7 66 (12.31%) XML
8 64 (11.94%) J2EE
9 58 (10.82%) Hibernate
10 54 (10.07%) Spring Boot
11 53 (9.89%) RESTful
12 51 (9.51%) JSON
13 47 (8.77%) .NET
13 47 (8.77%) AngularJS
14 39 (7.28%) React
15 38 (7.09%) jQuery
16 36 (6.72%) Node.js
17 28 (5.22%) Java EE
18 24 (4.48%) Struts
19 23 (4.29%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.85%) Computer Science
3 19 (3.54%) Cloud Native
4 14 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (2.43%) User Experience
6 12 (2.24%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.87%) DataPower
7 10 (1.87%) iPad
7 10 (1.87%) Mainframe
8 9 (1.68%) N-Tier
9 8 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.75%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.56%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.56%) RIA
11 3 (0.56%) W3C
12 2 (0.37%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.37%) SWIFT
12 2 (0.37%) Web 2.0
13 1 (0.19%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 134 (25.00%) Linux
2 40 (7.46%) Unix
3 36 (6.72%) Windows
4 30 (5.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (3.17%) CentOS
6 14 (2.61%) Android
7 9 (1.68%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.93%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.75%) AIX
9 4 (0.75%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.56%) VMS
10 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.37%) Amazon Linux
11 2 (0.37%) Solaris
12 1 (0.19%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.19%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.19%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (50.93%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (21.08%) Test Automation
3 92 (17.16%) TDD
4 87 (16.23%) Scrum
5 83 (15.49%) Software Engineering
6 79 (14.74%) Continuous Integration
7 76 (14.18%) DevOps
8 72 (13.43%) Microservices
9 60 (11.19%) BDD
10 56 (10.45%) Open Source
11 44 (8.21%) Unit Testing
12 39 (7.28%) MVC
13 38 (7.09%) Coaching
14 36 (6.72%) OO
15 34 (6.34%) Mentoring
15 34 (6.34%) Web Development
16 33 (6.16%) Continuous Deployment
17 31 (5.78%) UML
18 28 (5.22%) E-Commerce
19 27 (5.04%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 127 (23.69%) JavaScript
2 104 (19.40%) SQL
3 74 (13.81%) Python
4 53 (9.89%) C#
5 52 (9.70%) C++
6 40 (7.46%) C
7 25 (4.66%) Ruby
8 22 (4.10%) Groovy
9 16 (2.99%) Scala
9 16 (2.99%) Shell Script
10 14 (2.61%) Bash Shell
11 13 (2.43%) PHP
11 13 (2.43%) PL/SQL
12 11 (2.05%) Apex Code
13 8 (1.49%) Perl
14 6 (1.12%) Kotlin
15 5 (0.93%) VBScript
16 4 (0.75%) Jython
16 4 (0.75%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 101 (18.84%) Security Cleared
2 59 (11.01%) SC Cleared
3 30 (5.60%) DV Cleared
4 26 (4.85%) Degree
5 11 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.37%) ISEB
8 1 (0.19%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.19%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (9.14%) QA
2 5 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 60 (11.19%) Docker
2 25 (4.66%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.12%) Xen
5 5 (0.93%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.75%) HDFS
7 3 (0.56%) LXC
7 3 (0.56%) vSphere
8 2 (0.37%) Firmware
8 2 (0.37%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.19%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.19%) Samba
9 1 (0.19%) vCloud
9 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (4.29%) Ansible
1 23 (4.29%) Kubernetes
2 18 (3.36%) Puppet
3 11 (2.05%) Rancher
4 10 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.31%) Kibana
5 7 (1.31%) logstash
6 6 (1.12%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 6 (1.12%) Nagios
7 4 (0.75%) CA Service Virtualization
7 4 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.56%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.56%) Icinga
8 3 (0.56%) Packer
8 3 (0.56%) Terraform
9 2 (0.37%) vRealize
10 1 (0.19%) CloudHub
10 1 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.19%) HockeyApp
10 1 (0.19%) Mesos
Vendors
1 61 (11.38%) Oracle
2 29 (5.41%) IBM
3 20 (3.73%) Google
3 20 (3.73%) hybris
4 19 (3.54%) Adobe
5 17 (3.17%) Microsoft
6 16 (2.99%) Red Hat
7 14 (2.61%) VMware
8 13 (2.43%) F5
8 13 (2.43%) SAP
9 11 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.68%) Green Hat
10 9 (1.68%) HP
11 8 (1.49%) Coverity
12 7 (1.31%) ATG
12 7 (1.31%) webMethods
13 6 (1.12%) MuleSoft
14 4 (0.75%) CA
14 4 (0.75%) Sencha
14 4 (0.75%) Talend