The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for FindBugs skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited FindBugs over the 3 months to 24 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.

FindBugs
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 595 630 639
Rank change year-on-year +35 +9  
Contract jobs citing FindBugs 6 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.026% 0.012%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.074% 0.17% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 5
Median daily rate £475 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £350 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £406
% change year-on-year +18.75% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

FindBugs is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 8108 8337 7452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.53% 15.50% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5544 5751 4903
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 125 123
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.45 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +14.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.00 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.69 £50.78 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.13 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +13.85%  

FindBugs
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing FindBugs as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for FindBugs in the UK

FindBugs
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for FindBugs in the UK

FindBugs
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FindBugs within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England +43 6 £475 +18.75% 1
South East +28 6 £475 +18.75%
Hove - 4 £458 -
East Sussex - 4 £458 -
Hampshire +8 2 £475 +18.75%
Winchester +5 2 £475 +5.55%

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing FindBugs also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for FindBugs.

1 13 (100.00%) Java
1 13 (100.00%) JUnit
1 13 (100.00%) Checkstyle
2 12 (92.31%) Subversion
2 12 (92.31%) Spring
3 10 (76.92%) Unit Testing
4 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (61.54%) Scrum
5 8 (61.54%) Git (software)
5 8 (61.54%) Mockito
5 8 (61.54%) Bitbucket
6 7 (53.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (53.85%) Maven
6 7 (53.85%) Oracle
6 7 (53.85%) JBoss
6 7 (53.85%) Gradle
7 6 (46.15%) Spring Boot
7 6 (46.15%) Terraform
7 6 (46.15%) Consul
7 6 (46.15%) Spring Cloud
7 6 (46.15%) Zuul
7 6 (46.15%) Prometheus
7 6 (46.15%) Tomcat
7 6 (46.15%) TDD
7 6 (46.15%) Spring Security
7 6 (46.15%) TestNG
7 6 (46.15%) Web Development
7 6 (46.15%) JIRA
7 6 (46.15%) Spring Integration

FindBugs
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (53.85%) JBoss
2 6 (46.15%) Confluence
2 6 (46.15%) Tomcat
3 4 (30.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (15.38%) Apache
5 2 (15.38%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (15.38%) nginx
5 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (15.38%) DB2
2 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
2 2 (15.38%) MySQL
3 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (100.00%) Checkstyle
1 13 (100.00%) JUnit
2 12 (92.31%) Subversion
3 8 (61.54%) Bitbucket
3 8 (61.54%) Git (software)
3 8 (61.54%) Mockito
4 7 (53.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (53.85%) Gradle
4 7 (53.85%) Maven
5 6 (46.15%) Cobertura
5 6 (46.15%) JIRA
5 6 (46.15%) Mercurial
5 6 (46.15%) TestNG
6 4 (30.77%) Artifactory
7 3 (23.08%) Selenium
8 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
8 2 (15.38%) FitNesse
8 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
8 2 (15.38%) SonarQube
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Developer
2 10 (76.92%) Java Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Middleware Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Java Middleware Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Integration Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) Java Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) Spring
2 6 (46.15%) RabbitMQ
2 6 (46.15%) Spring Boot
2 6 (46.15%) Spring Cloud
2 6 (46.15%) Spring Integration
2 6 (46.15%) Spring Security
2 6 (46.15%) Zuul
3 5 (38.46%) ActiveMQ
3 5 (38.46%) Apache Camel
4 4 (30.77%) Middleware
5 3 (23.08%) JSON
5 3 (23.08%) REST
5 3 (23.08%) SOAP
5 3 (23.08%) XML
5 3 (23.08%) XSD
6 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
6 2 (15.38%) JAX-RS
6 2 (15.38%) JAX-WS
6 2 (15.38%) Node.js
6 2 (15.38%) PowerMock
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Unit Testing
2 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (61.54%) Scrum
4 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (46.15%) BDD
5 6 (46.15%) TDD
5 6 (46.15%) Web Development
6 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
7 3 (23.08%) SOA
8 2 (15.38%) Continuous Deployment
8 2 (15.38%) Microservices
8 2 (15.38%) OOD
8 2 (15.38%) UML
9 1 (7.69%) High Availability
9 1 (7.69%) ITIL
9 1 (7.69%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) Consul
1 6 (46.15%) Prometheus
1 6 (46.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle