Period
to 18 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Java 9 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java 9 over the 6 months to 18 February 2020 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 SE 9
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 726 805 859
Rank change year-on-year +79 +54 -
Contract jobs citing Java 9 10 78 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.079% 0.021%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.035% 0.18% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 71 20
UK median daily rate £600 £590 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.69% +15.12% -
10th Percentile £538 £494 £463
90th Percentile £694 £600 £561
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £513 -
% change year-on-year +2.44% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Java 9 is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 28,200 43,247 41,933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.85% 43.92% 41.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,209 30,317 29,464
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.40% +7.06%
10th Percentile £325 £323 £310
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 593 701 770
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.27 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +5.66% -
10th Percentile £17.25 £17.25 £16.74
90th Percentile £54.80 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% -

Java 9
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Java 9 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Java 9 in the UK

Java 9
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java 9.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java 9 in the UK

Java 9
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java 9 over the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java 9 in the UK

Java 9
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 Java 9 within the UK over the 6 months to 18 February 2020. 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
England +86 9 £600 - 6
London +88 7 £625 +4.17% 5
UK excluding London +81 3 £525 +2.44% 1
South East +56 1 £525 +2.44%
Scotland +13 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Java 9 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Java 9.

1 10 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (90.00%) Spring
2 9 (90.00%) Microservices
2 9 (90.00%) Spring Boot
3 7 (70.00%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (70.00%) Gradle
3 7 (70.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (70.00%) Maven
3 7 (70.00%) JSON
3 7 (70.00%) Git (software)
3 7 (70.00%) MongoDB
3 7 (70.00%) NoSQL
3 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) SQL
4 6 (60.00%) TDD
4 6 (60.00%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (60.00%) REST
4 6 (60.00%) GitHub
4 6 (60.00%) Mobile App
4 6 (60.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (60.00%) Cosmos DB
4 6 (60.00%) BDD
4 6 (60.00%) SonarQube
5 4 (40.00%) Java 8
5 4 (40.00%) AWS
6 3 (30.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 2 (20.00%) Node.js
7 2 (20.00%) Azure
7 2 (20.00%) Hibernate
8 1 (10.00%) JavaScript

Java 9
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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) GitHub
2 4 (40.00%) AWS
3 2 (20.00%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) MongoDB
1 7 (70.00%) NoSQL
2 6 (60.00%) Cosmos DB
2 6 (60.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (10.00%) DB2
3 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (70.00%) Gradle
1 7 (70.00%) Jenkins
1 7 (70.00%) Maven
2 6 (60.00%) SonarQube
2 6 (60.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Java Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Java Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) AWS Architect
3 1 (10.00%) AWS Developer
3 1 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Java Applications Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Java Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Kubernetes Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) Spring
1 9 (90.00%) Spring Boot
2 7 (70.00%) JSON
3 6 (60.00%) REST
4 2 (20.00%) Hibernate
4 2 (20.00%) Node.js
5 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (10.00%) Express
5 1 (10.00%) Kafka
5 1 (10.00%) React
5 1 (10.00%) RESTful
5 1 (10.00%) SOAP
5 1 (10.00%) Web Services
5 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (60.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Microservices
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) BDD
3 6 (60.00%) TDD
4 3 (30.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 1 (10.00%) Architectural Design
5 1 (10.00%) MVC
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) Java 8
4 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle