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 26 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
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 19 11
Rank change year-on-year -3 -8  
Contract jobs citing Java 4 12 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.98% 5.53% 11.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.90% 16.44% 30.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 39
Median daily rate £350 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Southampton with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 58 73 142
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 28.71% 33.64% 39.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 44 111
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £438 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -67.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 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 26 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Java.

1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
2 6 (31.58%) BDD
2 6 (31.58%) DevOps
3 5 (26.32%) SDLC
3 5 (26.32%) QA
3 5 (26.32%) Scrum
3 5 (26.32%) Web Services
3 5 (26.32%) Linux
4 4 (21.05%) Unix
4 4 (21.05%) PHP
4 4 (21.05%) JBoss
4 4 (21.05%) Python
4 4 (21.05%) RHCE
4 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
4 4 (21.05%) CISSP
4 4 (21.05%) Security+ Certification
4 4 (21.05%) Firewall
4 4 (21.05%) TDD
4 4 (21.05%) PKI
4 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (21.05%) CompTIA Security+
5 3 (15.79%) Docker
5 3 (15.79%) Coaching
5 3 (15.79%) Microservices
5 3 (15.79%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (15.79%) RESTful
5 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (15.79%) Git (software)

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 4 (21.05%) JBoss
2 1 (5.26%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
1 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
1 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
1 3 (15.79%) JIRA
2 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
2 2 (10.53%) Maven
2 2 (10.53%) Selenium
2 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.26%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (15.79%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Advertising
3 1 (5.26%) Dutch Language
3 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Senior Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Software Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Software Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Automation Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Automation Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) DevOps Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Java Automation Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Tester
5 1 (5.26%) DevOps Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) QA Automation Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Salesforce Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) Web Services
2 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) JSON
2 3 (15.79%) Kafka
2 3 (15.79%) RESTful
2 3 (15.79%) Spring
2 3 (15.79%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) J2EE
3 1 (5.26%) REST
3 1 (5.26%) SOAP
3 1 (5.26%) Visualforce
3 1 (5.26%) Xamarin.iOS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) PKI
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 4 (21.05%) Unix
3 2 (10.53%) Windows
4 1 (5.26%) Android
4 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) BDD
2 6 (31.58%) DevOps
2 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
3 5 (26.32%) Scrum
3 5 (26.32%) SDLC
4 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (21.05%) TDD
5 3 (15.79%) Coaching
5 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (15.79%) Microservices
5 3 (15.79%) OO
5 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
5 3 (15.79%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.53%) Kanban
6 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.26%) Build Automation
7 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) PHP
1 4 (21.05%) Python
2 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.79%) Ruby
3 1 (5.26%) Apex Code
3 1 (5.26%) Apple Swift
3 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) C++
3 1 (5.26%) Groovy
3 1 (5.26%) Objective-C
3 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) CISSP
1 4 (21.05%) CompTIA Security+
1 4 (21.05%) RHCE
1 4 (21.05%) Security+ Certification
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Ansible
2 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) ATG
4 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (5.26%) Splunk
4 1 (5.26%) Talend
4 1 (5.26%) Xamarin