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 3 months to 23 May 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 Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
UK
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 552 613 580
Rank change year-on-year +61 -33  
Contract jobs citing Java SE 29 37 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.065% 0.069% 0.085%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.25% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 26 25
Median daily rate £475 £353 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.75% -18.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £253 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £538 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £306 £428
% change year-on-year +34.69% -28.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Java SE is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14390 14975 14859
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.10% 28.01% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9880 10569 9745
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 179 206
Median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £11.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £47.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +21.42% -6.66%  

Java SE
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Java SE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 23 May 2017.

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 11 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 3 months to 23 May 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 +48 29 £475 +18.75% 12
London +15 20 £475 +7.04% 7
East of England - 4 £275 -
North West - 3 £475 -
Essex - 3 £338 -
South East +31 2 £425 +6.25% 3
Preston - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £425 - 1
Hampshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £110 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Java SE 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 Java SE.

1 42 (85.71%) Java
2 27 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (48.98%) HTML
4 23 (46.94%) Spring
5 21 (42.86%) Linux
5 21 (42.86%) TDD
6 20 (40.82%) RESTful
7 19 (38.78%) Oracle
8 17 (34.69%) XML
9 15 (30.61%) HTML5
9 15 (30.61%) Java EE
10 14 (28.57%) CSS
10 14 (28.57%) JavaScript
11 13 (26.53%) Subversion
11 13 (26.53%) Finance
11 13 (26.53%) Scrum
11 13 (26.53%) WebSphere
12 12 (24.49%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (24.49%) Git (software)
12 12 (24.49%) JSP
12 12 (24.49%) Unix
12 12 (24.49%) Tomcat
13 11 (22.45%) JMS
13 11 (22.45%) XSLT
13 11 (22.45%) WebLogic
13 11 (22.45%) SQL
13 11 (22.45%) Hibernate
13 11 (22.45%) AngularJS
13 11 (22.45%) Front End Development
14 10 (20.41%) Oracle Database

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 13 (26.53%) WebSphere
2 12 (24.49%) Tomcat
3 11 (22.45%) WebLogic
4 9 (18.37%) Apache
5 7 (14.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 6 (12.24%) JBoss
7 4 (8.16%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (8.16%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (6.12%) IBM Notes
9 2 (4.08%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (4.08%) nginx
10 1 (2.04%) CMS
10 1 (2.04%) Jetty
Business Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Murex MxG2000
2 1 (2.04%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) PaaS
2 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.08%) GitHub
2 2 (4.08%) Mimecast
3 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.37%) TCP/IP
2 6 (12.24%) HTTP
3 4 (8.16%) SSH
3 4 (8.16%) SSL
4 3 (6.12%) Kerberos
4 3 (6.12%) LAN
4 3 (6.12%) Unified Communications
4 3 (6.12%) WAN
5 2 (4.08%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.41%) Oracle Database
2 8 (16.33%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (12.24%) MySQL
3 6 (12.24%) Relational Database
4 5 (10.20%) Jackrabbit
5 4 (8.16%) KDB
5 4 (8.16%) NoSQL
5 4 (8.16%) RDBMS
6 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
7 2 (4.08%) MongoDB
7 2 (4.08%) MS Access
7 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (26.53%) Subversion
2 12 (24.49%) Git (software)
3 10 (20.41%) Maven
3 10 (20.41%) Mockito
4 9 (18.37%) JUnit
5 7 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 6 (12.24%) Cucumber
6 6 (12.24%) JIRA
7 5 (10.20%) Eclipse
8 4 (8.16%) Gradle
9 2 (4.08%) AccuRev
9 2 (4.08%) Bitbucket
9 2 (4.08%) Bower
9 2 (4.08%) Darcs
9 2 (4.08%) Grunt
9 2 (4.08%) gulp
9 2 (4.08%) Jasmine
9 2 (4.08%) Selenium
9 2 (4.08%) SoapUI
9 2 (4.08%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (26.53%) Finance
2 9 (18.37%) Front Office
3 6 (12.24%) Banking
4 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.08%) Legal
5 2 (4.08%) Marketing
6 1 (2.04%) Automotive
6 1 (2.04%) Back Office
6 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.04%) Finnish Language
6 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (77.55%) Developer
2 31 (63.27%) Java Developer
3 12 (24.49%) Senior Developer
4 11 (22.45%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Agile Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Agile Java Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Senior Agile Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Administrator
7 3 (6.12%) Linux Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Technical Support
7 3 (6.12%) Technical Support Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Perl Developer
8 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (48.98%) HTML
2 23 (46.94%) Spring
3 20 (40.82%) RESTful
4 17 (34.69%) XML
5 15 (30.61%) HTML5
5 15 (30.61%) Java EE
6 14 (28.57%) CSS
7 12 (24.49%) JSP
8 11 (22.45%) AngularJS
8 11 (22.45%) Hibernate
8 11 (22.45%) JMS
8 11 (22.45%) XSLT
9 10 (20.41%) Ajax
10 9 (18.37%) REST
10 9 (18.37%) Spring Integration
11 8 (16.33%) J2EE
11 8 (16.33%) Web Services
12 7 (14.29%) jQuery
12 7 (14.29%) JSON
12 7 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (16.33%) Derivative
2 8 (16.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (10.20%) Data Centre
4 4 (8.16%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (8.16%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (6.12%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (6.12%) Fixed Income
6 2 (4.08%) Clustering
6 2 (4.08%) Equities
6 2 (4.08%) OTC Derivatives
6 2 (4.08%) Replication
6 2 (4.08%) SWIFT
7 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.04%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (42.86%) Linux
2 12 (24.49%) Unix
3 5 (10.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (10.20%) Windows
4 3 (6.12%) Windows 10
5 2 (4.08%) Solaris
5 2 (4.08%) Ubuntu
5 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.08%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.04%) Android
6 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (42.86%) TDD
3 13 (26.53%) Scrum
4 12 (24.49%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (22.45%) Front End Development
6 9 (18.37%) BDD
7 8 (16.33%) Integration Testing
7 8 (16.33%) OO
8 7 (14.29%) Mathematics
8 7 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 7 (14.29%) Web Development
9 6 (12.24%) DevOps
9 6 (12.24%) Unit Testing
10 5 (10.20%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (10.20%) Mentoring
10 5 (10.20%) Microservices
10 5 (10.20%) MVC
10 5 (10.20%) Open Source
10 5 (10.20%) SEO
10 5 (10.20%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 42 (85.71%) Java
2 14 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 11 (22.45%) SQL
4 8 (16.33%) C#
5 7 (14.29%) C++
5 7 (14.29%) Perl
6 6 (12.24%) Shell Script
7 4 (8.16%) Python
7 4 (8.16%) Ruby
7 4 (8.16%) XPath
8 3 (6.12%) Go
8 3 (6.12%) Scala
9 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
9 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
9 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
9 2 (4.08%) TypeScript
9 2 (4.08%) VB
9 2 (4.08%) VC++
10 1 (2.04%) C
10 1 (2.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) MCITP
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.04%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) OCMJD
2 1 (2.04%) OCPJP
2 1 (2.04%) OCPJWCD
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (2.04%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) MiFID
2 4 (8.16%) QA
System Software
1 10 (20.41%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.12%) Docker
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (6.12%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.08%) KVM
4 2 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.08%) Ansible
2 2 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (38.78%) Oracle
2 9 (18.37%) Red Hat
3 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 6 (12.24%) Adobe
4 6 (12.24%) Bloomberg
5 5 (10.20%) IBM
5 5 (10.20%) VMware
6 4 (8.16%) Murex
6 4 (8.16%) Reuters
6 4 (8.16%) Sybase
7 3 (6.12%) Lotus
8 2 (4.08%) arcserve
8 2 (4.08%) Calypso
8 2 (4.08%) Dell
8 2 (4.08%) HP
9 1 (2.04%) Google
9 1 (2.04%) NetApp
9 1 (2.04%) Sun
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