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 28 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.

Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 582 612 588
Rank change year-on-year +30 -24  
Contract jobs citing Java SE 28 39 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.072% 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.25% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 32
Median daily rate £425 £400 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -10.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £242 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £565 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £275 £430
% change year-on-year +54.54% -36.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

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 15073 15351 15194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 28.50% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 40527 42125 37909
Median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £298 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £579 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 521 675
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £48.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 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 SE within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 +35 28 £425 -2.85% 9
London +1 15 £450 - 4
UK excluding London +37 13 £425 +54.54% 6
South East +30 7 £425 +6.25% 1
East of England - 4 £130 - 1
Midlands +18 1 - - 1
North of England - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 50 (86.21%) Java
2 31 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (48.28%) Spring
4 25 (43.10%) XML
5 24 (41.38%) HTML
6 23 (39.66%) Linux
6 23 (39.66%) Java EE
7 22 (37.93%) Oracle
8 21 (36.21%) JavaScript
8 21 (36.21%) TDD
9 18 (31.03%) Scrum
9 18 (31.03%) XSLT
9 18 (31.03%) WebLogic
9 18 (31.03%) TCP/IP
9 18 (31.03%) Git (software)
10 17 (29.31%) HTML5
11 16 (27.59%) RESTful
11 16 (27.59%) WebSphere
11 16 (27.59%) CSS
11 16 (27.59%) SQL
12 15 (25.86%) SOAP
12 15 (25.86%) Unix
12 15 (25.86%) REST
13 13 (22.41%) AngularJS
13 13 (22.41%) JSON
13 13 (22.41%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (22.41%) HTTP
13 13 (22.41%) JBoss
13 13 (22.41%) Finance
13 13 (22.41%) Subversion

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 18 (31.03%) WebLogic
2 16 (27.59%) WebSphere
3 13 (22.41%) JBoss
4 12 (20.69%) Tomcat
5 10 (17.24%) Apache
6 5 (8.62%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (8.62%) nginx
7 4 (6.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (6.90%) Mule
7 4 (6.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (6.90%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (5.17%) IBM Notes
Business Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Murex MxG2000
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.07%) PaaS
2 5 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.62%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (6.90%) IaaS
3 4 (6.90%) SaaS
4 2 (3.45%) Mimecast
4 2 (3.45%) Office 365
5 1 (1.72%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (31.03%) TCP/IP
2 13 (22.41%) HTTP
3 8 (13.79%) SSL
4 4 (6.90%) SSH
5 3 (5.17%) Kerberos
5 3 (5.17%) LAN
5 3 (5.17%) Unified Communications
5 3 (5.17%) WAN
6 2 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.97%) NoSQL
2 10 (17.24%) Oracle Database
3 9 (15.52%) Relational Database
4 8 (13.79%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (12.07%) RDBMS
6 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
7 5 (8.62%) MongoDB
7 5 (8.62%) MS Access
7 5 (8.62%) MySQL
8 4 (6.90%) KDB
9 2 (3.45%) Jackrabbit
9 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 18 (31.03%) Git (software)
2 13 (22.41%) Subversion
3 11 (18.97%) Eclipse
3 11 (18.97%) Maven
4 9 (15.52%) Jenkins
5 8 (13.79%) JIRA
6 6 (10.34%) Mockito
7 5 (8.62%) Bitbucket
7 5 (8.62%) Bower
7 5 (8.62%) Cucumber
7 5 (8.62%) Darcs
7 5 (8.62%) Grunt
7 5 (8.62%) gulp
7 5 (8.62%) Jasmine
7 5 (8.62%) JUnit
7 5 (8.62%) Vagrant
7 5 (8.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (6.90%) Gradle
9 3 (5.17%) Ant
10 2 (3.45%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (22.41%) Finance
2 11 (18.97%) Front Office
3 7 (12.07%) Banking
4 2 (3.45%) Legal
4 2 (3.45%) Marketing
4 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.72%) Automotive
5 1 (1.72%) Back Office
5 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (74.14%) Developer
2 39 (67.24%) Java Developer
3 12 (20.69%) Senior Developer
4 11 (18.97%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (8.62%) Agile Developer
5 5 (8.62%) Agile Java Developer
5 5 (8.62%) Analyst
5 5 (8.62%) Full Stack Developer
5 5 (8.62%) Senior Agile Developer
5 5 (8.62%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Architect
6 4 (6.90%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Technical Architect
7 3 (5.17%) Administrator
7 3 (5.17%) Linux Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Technical Support
7 3 (5.17%) Technical Support Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Deployment Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (48.28%) Spring
2 25 (43.10%) XML
3 24 (41.38%) HTML
4 23 (39.66%) Java EE
5 18 (31.03%) XSLT
6 17 (29.31%) HTML5
7 16 (27.59%) CSS
7 16 (27.59%) RESTful
8 15 (25.86%) REST
8 15 (25.86%) SOAP
9 13 (22.41%) AngularJS
9 13 (22.41%) JSON
10 12 (20.69%) Web Services
11 11 (18.97%) Hibernate
11 11 (18.97%) JSP
12 10 (17.24%) JMS
12 10 (17.24%) Middleware
13 9 (15.52%) Ajax
14 8 (13.79%) Spring Integration
15 7 (12.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (13.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (12.07%) Derivative
4 5 (8.62%) Data Centre
4 5 (8.62%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (6.90%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (3.45%) Clustering
7 2 (3.45%) Equities
7 2 (3.45%) Fixed Income
7 2 (3.45%) OTC Derivatives
7 2 (3.45%) Replication
7 2 (3.45%) SWIFT
8 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (39.66%) Linux
2 15 (25.86%) Unix
3 11 (18.97%) Windows
4 6 (10.34%) Solaris
5 5 (8.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (6.90%) AIX
6 4 (6.90%) HPUX
6 4 (6.90%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.45%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.72%) Android
8 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (36.21%) TDD
3 18 (31.03%) Scrum
4 13 (22.41%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (18.97%) Test Automation
6 10 (17.24%) DevOps
6 10 (17.24%) Integration Testing
6 10 (17.24%) OO
7 9 (15.52%) Microservices
8 8 (13.79%) BDD
8 8 (13.79%) Unit Testing
9 7 (12.07%) Front End Development
9 7 (12.07%) Kanban
9 7 (12.07%) Mathematics
9 7 (12.07%) Mentoring
9 7 (12.07%) Web Development
10 6 (10.34%) Configuration Management
11 5 (8.62%) Open Source
11 5 (8.62%) Software Architecture
11 5 (8.62%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 50 (86.21%) Java
2 21 (36.21%) JavaScript
3 16 (27.59%) SQL
4 12 (20.69%) C#
5 10 (17.24%) C++
6 8 (13.79%) Shell Script
6 8 (13.79%) XPath
7 7 (12.07%) Perl
8 6 (10.34%) PL/SQL
8 6 (10.34%) Scala
9 5 (8.62%) Bash Shell
9 5 (8.62%) Groovy
9 5 (8.62%) Python
9 5 (8.62%) TypeScript
9 5 (8.62%) VB
9 5 (8.62%) VC++
10 4 (6.90%) Ruby
11 3 (5.17%) Go
12 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
13 1 (1.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (3.45%) MCITP
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.72%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) OCMJD
2 1 (1.72%) OCPJP
2 1 (1.72%) OCPJWCD
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (1.72%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) MiFID
2 3 (5.17%) QA
System Software
1 10 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.62%) Docker
2 5 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (5.17%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.45%) KVM
4 2 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (15.52%) Ansible
1 9 (15.52%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (6.90%) Puppet
3 3 (5.17%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 22 (37.93%) Oracle
2 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 9 (15.52%) Red Hat
4 6 (10.34%) Adobe
4 6 (10.34%) Bloomberg
5 5 (8.62%) IBM
5 5 (8.62%) VMware
6 4 (6.90%) Murex
6 4 (6.90%) Reuters
6 4 (6.90%) Sybase
6 4 (6.90%) webMethods
6 4 (6.90%) WSO2
7 3 (5.17%) HP
7 3 (5.17%) Lotus
8 2 (3.45%) arcserve
8 2 (3.45%) Calypso
8 2 (3.45%) Dell
9 1 (1.72%) NetApp
9 1 (1.72%) Sun
9 1 (1.72%) Triple Point