Period
to 23 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Java SE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java SE over the 6 months to 23 May 2018 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 Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
UK
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 827 779 780
Rank change year-on-year -48 +1 +10
Contract jobs citing Java SE 54 49 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.054% 0.095%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.16% 0.17% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 27 68
UK median daily rate £375 £475 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +21.41% -9.01%
10th Percentile £256 £200 £263
90th Percentile £588 £614 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £325 £385
% change year-on-year +11.54% -15.58% -9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Java SE is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 33,090 28,841 30,122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.83% 31.96% 28.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,303 19,927 20,999
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 334 353 439
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £40.26 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.98% +5.95% +8.57%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.03 £13.50
90th Percentile £65.83 £53.75 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%

Java SE
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Java SE in the UK

Java SE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java SE in the UK

Java SE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java SE over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java SE in the UK

Java SE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java SE in the UK

Java SE
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java SE within the UK over the 6 months to 23 May 2018. 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 -37 50 £375 -21.05% 27
UK excluding London +2 40 £363 +11.54% 23
South East -10 16 £400 +6.67% 1
London -70 14 £475 -5.00% 5
West Midlands - 11 £338 - 4
Midlands - 11 £338 - 6
North of England -7 6 £385 -18.95% 7
Yorkshire -12 6 £385 - 2
Scotland - 4 £350 - 1
East of England -3 3 £506 +153.13% 7

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Java SE 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 SE.

1 54 (100.00%) Java
2 42 (77.78%) Spring
3 41 (75.93%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (64.81%) Java 8
5 25 (46.30%) JavaScript
5 25 (46.30%) Web Services
6 24 (44.44%) HTML
7 21 (38.89%) Scrum
8 19 (35.19%) TDD
8 19 (35.19%) Spring Boot
9 17 (31.48%) CSS
10 16 (29.63%) REST
11 15 (27.78%) RESTful
11 15 (27.78%) SQL Server
12 14 (25.93%) JSP
12 14 (25.93%) Tomcat
12 14 (25.93%) Java EE
13 13 (24.07%) Maven
13 13 (24.07%) PostgreSQL
13 13 (24.07%) Linux
13 13 (24.07%) Oracle
13 13 (24.07%) Test Automation
13 13 (24.07%) Relational Database
14 12 (22.22%) Jenkins
14 12 (22.22%) Redis
14 12 (22.22%) Node.js
14 12 (22.22%) J2EE
14 12 (22.22%) JBoss
14 12 (22.22%) Apache
14 12 (22.22%) Hibernate

Java SE
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 14 (25.93%) Tomcat
2 12 (22.22%) Apache
2 12 (22.22%) JBoss
3 7 (12.96%) GemFire
4 4 (7.41%) Jetty
5 3 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (5.56%) nginx
6 2 (3.70%) Anypoint
6 2 (3.70%) GlassFish
7 1 (1.85%) Confluence
7 1 (1.85%) Mule
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (5.56%) GitHub
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.70%) Boomi
4 1 (1.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.96%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.41%) HTTP
3 3 (5.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 13 (24.07%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (24.07%) Relational Database
3 12 (22.22%) Redis
4 10 (18.52%) MySQL
4 10 (18.52%) RDBMS
5 8 (14.81%) Oracle Database
6 4 (7.41%) SQLite
7 3 (5.56%) InterSystems Cache
7 3 (5.56%) MongoDB
7 3 (5.56%) MS Access
7 3 (5.56%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.85%) DB2
8 1 (1.85%) Hazelcast
8 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.85%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 13 (24.07%) Maven
2 12 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 8 (14.81%) Cucumber
4 7 (12.96%) Git (software)
4 7 (12.96%) JIRA
4 7 (12.96%) Mockito
5 4 (7.41%) JMeter
5 4 (7.41%) JUnit
5 4 (7.41%) Subversion
6 3 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (5.56%) Bitbucket
6 3 (5.56%) Bower
6 3 (5.56%) Darcs
6 3 (5.56%) Grunt
6 3 (5.56%) gulp
6 3 (5.56%) Jasmine
6 3 (5.56%) Vagrant
7 2 (3.70%) Hudson
8 1 (1.85%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.85%) WebStorm
General
1 9 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (1.85%) Legal
3 1 (1.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 48 (88.89%) Developer
2 38 (70.37%) Java Developer
3 6 (11.11%) Lead Developer
3 6 (11.11%) Lead Java Developer
4 3 (5.56%) Agile Developer
4 3 (5.56%) Agile Java Developer
4 3 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
4 3 (5.56%) Senior Developer
4 3 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (5.56%) Software Developer
5 2 (3.70%) Java Software Developer
6 1 (1.85%) ABAP Developer
6 1 (1.85%) Administrator
6 1 (1.85%) Analyst
6 1 (1.85%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (1.85%) Engineering Manager
6 1 (1.85%) SAP Developer
6 1 (1.85%) Senior ABAP Developer
6 1 (1.85%) Senior SAP Developer
6 1 (1.85%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (77.78%) Spring
2 25 (46.30%) Web Services
3 24 (44.44%) HTML
4 19 (35.19%) Spring Boot
5 17 (31.48%) CSS
6 16 (29.63%) REST
7 15 (27.78%) RESTful
8 14 (25.93%) Java EE
8 14 (25.93%) JSP
9 12 (22.22%) Hibernate
9 12 (22.22%) J2EE
9 12 (22.22%) Node.js
10 10 (18.52%) Ajax
11 9 (16.67%) JMS
11 9 (16.67%) Servlets
11 9 (16.67%) XML
12 8 (14.81%) HTML5
13 7 (12.96%) PrimeFaces
13 7 (12.96%) Spring Batch
13 7 (12.96%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Digital Media
1 11 (20.37%) User Experience
2 9 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.70%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.07%) Linux
2 7 (12.96%) Unix
3 6 (11.11%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.85%) CentOS
4 1 (1.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (75.93%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (38.89%) Scrum
3 19 (35.19%) TDD
4 13 (24.07%) Test Automation
5 12 (22.22%) Unit Testing
6 11 (20.37%) BDD
7 10 (18.52%) Integration Testing
8 8 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (14.81%) SDLC
9 7 (12.96%) OWASP
9 7 (12.96%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 7 (12.96%) System Testing
10 6 (11.11%) OO
11 5 (9.26%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (9.26%) MVC
12 4 (7.41%) DevOps
12 4 (7.41%) Web Development
13 3 (5.56%) Kanban
13 3 (5.56%) Web Accessibility
13 3 (5.56%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 54 (100.00%) Java
2 35 (64.81%) Java 8
3 25 (46.30%) JavaScript
4 10 (18.52%) Shell Script
4 10 (18.52%) SQL
5 5 (9.26%) Python
6 3 (5.56%) Bash Shell
6 3 (5.56%) Scala
6 3 (5.56%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.85%) ABAP
7 1 (1.85%) Perl
7 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.85%) XPath
7 1 (1.85%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.96%) QA
System Software
1 7 (12.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) Ansible
1 3 (5.56%) Kubernetes
1 3 (5.56%) Mesos
1 3 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.85%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (24.07%) Oracle
2 5 (9.26%) Google
3 3 (5.56%) IBM
3 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.70%) Apigee
4 2 (3.70%) Dell
4 2 (3.70%) Informatica
4 2 (3.70%) MuleSoft
4 2 (3.70%) Software AG
4 2 (3.70%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.85%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.85%) HP
5 1 (1.85%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (1.85%) SAP