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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
FindBugs
UK
Rank 586 625 623
Rank change year-on-year +39 -2  
Contract jobs citing FindBugs 7 19 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.036% 0.002%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.089% 0.25% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 0
Median daily rate £438 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £375 -
% change year-on-year +16.66% -  
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 7860 7745 6973
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.35% 14.56% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5301 5162 4461
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 188 132
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.22 £31.80 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

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 7 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 25 March 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 +18 7 £438 +16.66% 2
South East +12 5 £438 +16.66%
Winchester +7 3 £438 +16.66%
Hampshire +4 3 £438 +17.92%
London +32 2 - - 2
Hove - 2 £398 -
East Sussex - 2 £398 -

FindBugs
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 14 (87.50%) Java
1 14 (87.50%) Spring
1 14 (87.50%) Checkstyle
2 12 (75.00%) Subversion
2 12 (75.00%) JUnit
3 10 (62.50%) Oracle
3 10 (62.50%) Tomcat
3 10 (62.50%) JBoss
3 10 (62.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 10 (62.50%) Artifactory
4 9 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (56.25%) Unit Testing
5 8 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (50.00%) ActiveMQ
5 8 (50.00%) Apache Camel
6 7 (43.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 7 (43.75%) HTTP
6 7 (43.75%) XML
7 6 (37.50%) Apache
7 6 (37.50%) Scrum
7 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (37.50%) Git (software)
8 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
8 5 (31.25%) JIRA
8 5 (31.25%) Selenium
8 5 (31.25%) Hibernate
8 5 (31.25%) Middleware
8 5 (31.25%) Gradle
9 4 (25.00%) Mockito
9 4 (25.00%) Bitbucket

FindBugs
Top Related 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 10 (62.50%) JBoss
1 10 (62.50%) Tomcat
2 7 (43.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 6 (37.50%) Apache
4 4 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (12.50%) Apache Spark
5 2 (12.50%) Confluence
5 2 (12.50%) nginx
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (12.50%) Apache Hive
2 2 (12.50%) DB2
2 2 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 2 (12.50%) HBase
2 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
2 2 (12.50%) Sqoop
3 1 (6.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) Checkstyle
2 12 (75.00%) JUnit
2 12 (75.00%) Subversion
3 10 (62.50%) Artifactory
3 10 (62.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (37.50%) Git (software)
5 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
5 5 (31.25%) Gradle
5 5 (31.25%) JIRA
5 5 (31.25%) Selenium
6 4 (25.00%) Bitbucket
6 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 4 (25.00%) Maven
6 4 (25.00%) Mockito
7 2 (12.50%) Cobertura
7 2 (12.50%) Mercurial
7 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
7 2 (12.50%) SonarQube
7 2 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (12.50%) TestNG
General
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Developer
2 11 (68.75%) Java Developer
3 5 (31.25%) Middleware Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Java Middleware Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Integration Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Big Data Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Hadoop Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Hadoop Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Java Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) Spring
2 8 (50.00%) ActiveMQ
2 8 (50.00%) Apache Camel
3 7 (43.75%) XML
4 5 (31.25%) Hibernate
4 5 (31.25%) Middleware
5 4 (25.00%) SOAP
6 3 (18.75%) NHibernate
7 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
7 2 (12.50%) Entity Framework
7 2 (12.50%) JAX-RS
7 2 (12.50%) JAX-WS
7 2 (12.50%) JSON
7 2 (12.50%) Kafka
7 2 (12.50%) Node.js
7 2 (12.50%) PowerMock
7 2 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (12.50%) REST
7 2 (12.50%) Spring Integration
7 2 (12.50%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
1 9 (56.25%) Unit Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Scrum
3 4 (25.00%) Microservices
3 4 (25.00%) UML
4 2 (12.50%) BDD
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) OOD
4 2 (12.50%) OWASP
4 2 (12.50%) Secure Coding
4 2 (12.50%) SOA
4 2 (12.50%) TDD
4 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 2 (12.50%) Web Development
5 1 (6.25%) Open Source
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) HDFS
1 2 (12.50%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Consul
1 2 (12.50%) Kibana
1 2 (12.50%) logstash
1 2 (12.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Oracle