The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 29 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.

Java
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 10 4
Rank change year-on-year -10 -6  
Contract jobs citing Java 15 35 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 5.75% 12.28% 17.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.52% 41.67% 36.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 38
Median daily rate £450 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £349 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £425 £571
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +41.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.75 £38.25
% change year-on-year +5.80% +1.30%  

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 Southampton with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 81 84 205
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 31.03% 29.47% 48.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 47 129
Median daily rate £325 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £297 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £15.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +178.68% -32.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in Southampton

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in Southampton over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in Southampton

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Java.

1 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (36.36%) Scrum
3 11 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (30.30%) DevOps
5 8 (24.24%) Jenkins
5 8 (24.24%) Git (software)
5 8 (24.24%) QA
5 8 (24.24%) PHP
5 8 (24.24%) Python
6 7 (21.21%) Linux
6 7 (21.21%) Web Services
6 7 (21.21%) Retail
7 6 (18.18%) Maven
7 6 (18.18%) Degree
7 6 (18.18%) JIRA
7 6 (18.18%) Selenium
7 6 (18.18%) Oracle
7 6 (18.18%) Microservices
8 5 (15.15%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (15.15%) Ansible
8 5 (15.15%) Docker
8 5 (15.15%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (15.15%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (15.15%) E-Commerce
8 5 (15.15%) Java EE
9 4 (12.12%) Ruby
9 4 (12.12%) PKI
9 4 (12.12%) TDD
9 4 (12.12%) Groovy
9 4 (12.12%) Bash Shell

Java
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 5 (15.15%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (12.12%) JBoss
3 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.03%) Apache Spark
4 1 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 11 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (15.15%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.03%) Big Data
3 1 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.03%) HBase
3 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.03%) MySQL
3 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.03%) Pentaho
3 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.03%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Git (software)
1 8 (24.24%) Jenkins
2 6 (18.18%) JIRA
2 6 (18.18%) Maven
2 6 (18.18%) Selenium
3 4 (12.12%) Cucumber
4 3 (9.09%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.06%) JUnit
5 2 (6.06%) Subversion
5 2 (6.06%) TeamCity
5 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.03%) Ant
6 1 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (3.03%) Bugzilla
6 1 (3.03%) Hudson
6 1 (3.03%) JBehave
6 1 (3.03%) jMock
6 1 (3.03%) Mockito
6 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (21.21%) Retail
2 3 (9.09%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Advertising
4 1 (3.03%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Developer
2 5 (15.15%) Architect
2 5 (15.15%) Automation Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (12.12%) Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Automation Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) DevOps Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Lead Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) QA Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) QA Automation Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Automation Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Java Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) Web Services
2 5 (15.15%) Java EE
3 3 (9.09%) .NET
3 3 (9.09%) J2EE
4 2 (6.06%) REST
4 2 (6.06%) RESTful
4 2 (6.06%) Spring
4 2 (6.06%) XML
5 1 (3.03%) CSS
5 1 (3.03%) Hibernate
5 1 (3.03%) JPA
5 1 (3.03%) JSON
5 1 (3.03%) Node.js
5 1 (3.03%) PostGIS
5 1 (3.03%) Spring Boot
5 1 (3.03%) Spring MVC
5 1 (3.03%) Spring Security
5 1 (3.03%) Visualforce
5 1 (3.03%) Xamarin.iOS
5 1 (3.03%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) PKI
2 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Linux
2 4 (12.12%) Unix
2 4 (12.12%) Windows
3 2 (6.06%) Android
3 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (36.36%) Scrum
3 10 (30.30%) DevOps
4 6 (18.18%) Microservices
5 5 (15.15%) E-Commerce
6 4 (12.12%) BDD
6 4 (12.12%) Coaching
6 4 (12.12%) TDD
7 3 (9.09%) Kanban
7 3 (9.09%) SDLC
8 2 (6.06%) Migration
8 2 (6.06%) MVC
8 2 (6.06%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.06%) Test Strategy
8 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
9 1 (3.03%) Data Analysis
9 1 (3.03%) EAI
9 1 (3.03%) ERP
9 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
9 1 (3.03%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) PHP
1 8 (24.24%) Python
2 4 (12.12%) Bash Shell
2 4 (12.12%) Groovy
2 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
2 4 (12.12%) Ruby
3 3 (9.09%) C#
4 2 (6.06%) C++
4 2 (6.06%) SQL
5 1 (3.03%) Apex Code
5 1 (3.03%) Apple Swift
5 1 (3.03%) Go
5 1 (3.03%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.03%) Perl
5 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.03%) Scala
5 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Degree
2 4 (12.12%) CISSP
2 4 (12.12%) CompTIA Security+
2 4 (12.12%) RHCE
2 4 (12.12%) Security+ Certification
3 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Docker
2 1 (3.03%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) Ansible
2 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Oracle
2 4 (12.12%) ATG
2 4 (12.12%) Red Hat
2 4 (12.12%) Splunk
3 3 (9.09%) VMware
4 2 (6.06%) SAP
5 1 (3.03%) Cloudera
5 1 (3.03%) Hortonworks
5 1 (3.03%) MapR
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.03%) Xamarin