Period
to 16 August 2017

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 16 August 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
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 810 823 807
Rank change year-on-year +13 -16 -62
Contract jobs citing Java SE 55 70 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.064% 0.073%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.22% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 53 52
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +7.14%
10th Percentile £247 £258 £321
90th Percentile £625 £605 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £310 £406
% change year-on-year +37.10% -23.69% +6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK 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 30742 31321 30860
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.15% 28.74% 27.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 21234 21885 20458
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £306 £294 £269
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year +4.44% +2.13% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 383 464
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.76% +5.77%
10th Percentile £16.00 £12.25 £14.91
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% +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 6 months to 16 August 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 6 months to 16 August 2017. 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 +60 55 £425 -2.86% 9
London -3 28 £475 +8.57% 5
UK excluding London +61 27 £425 +37.10% 4
East of England - 10 £238 - 1
South East +23 8 £425 +6.25%
North of England +64 7 £423 +36.29% 3
North West - 3 £475 - 2
North East +52 2 - -
West Midlands +34 2 - -
Midlands +22 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £335 - 1

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 (90.91%) Java
2 30 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (47.27%) Spring
4 25 (45.45%) Java EE
5 23 (41.82%) JavaScript
5 23 (41.82%) XML
6 22 (40.00%) HTML
7 20 (36.36%) Oracle
7 20 (36.36%) Linux
8 19 (34.55%) TDD
8 19 (34.55%) Scrum
9 18 (32.73%) XSLT
9 18 (32.73%) WebLogic
9 18 (32.73%) SOAP
9 18 (32.73%) TCP/IP
10 17 (30.91%) SQL
10 17 (30.91%) HTML5
10 17 (30.91%) REST
11 16 (29.09%) Git (software)
11 16 (29.09%) JBoss
12 15 (27.27%) HTTP
12 15 (27.27%) CSS
12 15 (27.27%) WebSphere
12 15 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (25.45%) JSON
13 14 (25.45%) Maven
14 13 (23.64%) NoSQL
14 13 (23.64%) Unix
14 13 (23.64%) Windows
14 13 (23.64%) Web Services

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 (32.73%) WebLogic
2 16 (29.09%) JBoss
3 15 (27.27%) WebSphere
4 12 (21.82%) Tomcat
5 9 (16.36%) Apache
6 6 (10.91%) Mule
7 5 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (9.09%) nginx
8 4 (7.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (7.27%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (3.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (1.82%) Apache Spark
10 1 (1.82%) GlassFish
10 1 (1.82%) IBM Notes
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Murex MxG2000
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.36%) PaaS
2 6 (10.91%) IaaS
2 6 (10.91%) SaaS
3 5 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.64%) Mimecast
4 2 (3.64%) Office 365
5 1 (1.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (32.73%) TCP/IP
2 15 (27.27%) HTTP
3 10 (18.18%) SSL
4 4 (7.27%) SSH
5 3 (5.45%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.82%) LAN
6 1 (1.82%) SAN
6 1 (1.82%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.64%) NoSQL
2 9 (16.36%) Relational Database
3 8 (14.55%) Oracle Database
3 8 (14.55%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (12.73%) RDBMS
4 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
5 5 (9.09%) MongoDB
5 5 (9.09%) MS Access
6 4 (7.27%) MySQL
7 2 (3.64%) KDB
7 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.82%) Big Data
8 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 16 (29.09%) Git (software)
2 14 (25.45%) Maven
3 11 (20.00%) Eclipse
3 11 (20.00%) Subversion
4 10 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 10 (18.18%) JIRA
5 5 (9.09%) Bitbucket
5 5 (9.09%) Bower
5 5 (9.09%) Darcs
5 5 (9.09%) Gradle
5 5 (9.09%) Grunt
5 5 (9.09%) gulp
5 5 (9.09%) Jasmine
5 5 (9.09%) Vagrant
5 5 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (5.45%) Ant
6 3 (5.45%) Cucumber
6 3 (5.45%) JUnit
7 2 (3.64%) AccuRev
7 2 (3.64%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (20.00%) Finance
2 9 (16.36%) Front Office
3 6 (10.91%) Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Back Office
4 2 (3.64%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Legal
4 2 (3.64%) Marketing
4 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.82%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 42 (76.36%) Developer
2 39 (70.91%) Java Developer
3 12 (21.82%) Senior Developer
4 11 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (10.91%) Agile Developer
5 6 (10.91%) Agile Java Developer
5 6 (10.91%) Architect
5 6 (10.91%) Technical Architect
6 5 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
6 5 (9.09%) Senior Agile Developer
6 5 (9.09%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Administrator
7 3 (5.45%) Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Linux Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (3.64%) PL/SQL Developer
8 2 (3.64%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.64%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (47.27%) Spring
2 25 (45.45%) Java EE
3 23 (41.82%) XML
4 22 (40.00%) HTML
5 18 (32.73%) SOAP
5 18 (32.73%) XSLT
6 17 (30.91%) HTML5
6 17 (30.91%) REST
7 15 (27.27%) CSS
8 14 (25.45%) JSON
9 13 (23.64%) Web Services
10 12 (21.82%) AngularJS
10 12 (21.82%) Middleware
11 11 (20.00%) RESTful
12 8 (14.55%) Hibernate
13 7 (12.73%) Ajax
13 7 (12.73%) FIX Protocol
13 7 (12.73%) JMS
13 7 (12.73%) Spring Boot
13 7 (12.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (9.09%) Derivative
3 5 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (7.27%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
5 3 (5.45%) SWIFT
6 2 (3.64%) Clustering
6 2 (3.64%) Equities
6 2 (3.64%) Fixed Income
6 2 (3.64%) OTC Derivatives
6 2 (3.64%) Replication
7 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.82%) Fintech
7 1 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.82%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (36.36%) Linux
2 13 (23.64%) Unix
2 13 (23.64%) Windows
3 8 (14.55%) Solaris
4 6 (10.91%) AIX
4 6 (10.91%) HPUX
5 5 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (7.27%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.64%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.64%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.64%) Windows Server
7 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (34.55%) Scrum
2 19 (34.55%) TDD
3 15 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (23.64%) OO
5 12 (21.82%) DevOps
6 11 (20.00%) Microservices
6 11 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 9 (16.36%) Integration Testing
7 9 (16.36%) Kanban
8 8 (14.55%) Configuration Management
8 8 (14.55%) Mentoring
9 7 (12.73%) BDD
10 6 (10.91%) Multithreading
10 6 (10.91%) Open Source
10 6 (10.91%) Unit Testing
11 5 (9.09%) MVC
11 5 (9.09%) Software Architecture
11 5 (9.09%) Web Design
11 5 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (90.91%) Java
2 23 (41.82%) JavaScript
3 17 (30.91%) SQL
4 10 (18.18%) XPath
5 8 (14.55%) C#
5 8 (14.55%) PL/SQL
6 7 (12.73%) C++
6 7 (12.73%) Perl
7 6 (10.91%) Groovy
7 6 (10.91%) Shell Script
8 5 (9.09%) Bash Shell
8 5 (9.09%) Scala
8 5 (9.09%) TypeScript
8 5 (9.09%) VB
8 5 (9.09%) VC++
9 4 (7.27%) Python
10 3 (5.45%) Go
10 3 (5.45%) Ruby
11 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.82%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (3.64%) MCITP
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.82%) OCMJD
2 1 (1.82%) OCPJP
2 1 (1.82%) OCPJWCD
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (1.82%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) MiFID
2 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 8 (14.55%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.09%) Docker
3 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.64%) KVM
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (20.00%) Ansible
1 11 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (10.91%) Puppet
3 3 (5.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 20 (36.36%) Oracle
2 9 (16.36%) Red Hat
3 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.91%) IBM
4 6 (10.91%) webMethods
4 6 (10.91%) WSO2
5 5 (9.09%) Bloomberg
6 4 (7.27%) Adobe
7 3 (5.45%) Calypso
7 3 (5.45%) HP
7 3 (5.45%) VMware
8 2 (3.64%) arcserve
8 2 (3.64%) Dell
8 2 (3.64%) Murex
8 2 (3.64%) Reuters
8 2 (3.64%) Sybase
9 1 (1.82%) Lotus
9 1 (1.82%) Sun
9 1 (1.82%) Triple Point