Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 818 837 783
Rank change year-on-year +19 -54 +3
Contract jobs citing Java SE 61 51 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.049% 0.090%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.16% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 39 76
UK median daily rate £373 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.22% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £244 £343 £361
90th Percentile £580 £725 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £425 £420
% change year-on-year -20.59% +1.19% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £49.25

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 32796 31564 32386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.07% 30.35% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 23154 21883 22196
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 362 558
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.45 £14.35 £15.03
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.80 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +11.48%

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 20 November 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 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 20 November 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 +38 59 £373 -19.46% 25
UK excluding London +66 45 £338 -20.59% 11
West Midlands +44 23 £313 - 1
Midlands +37 23 £313 -26.47% 2
London -37 14 £575 +21.05% 13
East of England - 9 £450 - 3
North of England +61 7 £346 -27.11% 3
South East +11 6 £425 - 3
Yorkshire +18 4 £346 -27.11%
North East - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 60 (98.36%) Java
2 45 (73.77%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (72.13%) Spring
4 38 (62.30%) TDD
5 36 (59.02%) Maven
6 35 (57.38%) Web Services
7 21 (34.43%) Digital Media
8 20 (32.79%) Java EE
9 18 (29.51%) JavaScript
10 17 (27.87%) HTML
10 17 (27.87%) Scrum
10 17 (27.87%) REST
11 16 (26.23%) XML
11 16 (26.23%) SOAP
12 15 (24.59%) SQL
12 15 (24.59%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (24.59%) Git (software)
13 14 (22.95%) Jenkins
14 13 (21.31%) CSS
14 13 (21.31%) JBoss
14 13 (21.31%) TCP/IP
15 11 (18.03%) OO
15 11 (18.03%) XSLT
15 11 (18.03%) WebLogic
15 11 (18.03%) JSON
15 11 (18.03%) NoSQL
15 11 (18.03%) HTML5
15 11 (18.03%) Microservices
16 10 (16.39%) Ansible
16 10 (16.39%) DevOps

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 (21.31%) JBoss
2 11 (18.03%) WebLogic
3 9 (14.75%) WebSphere
4 7 (11.48%) Mule
4 7 (11.48%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.92%) Apache
5 3 (4.92%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (4.92%) GlassFish
5 3 (4.92%) nginx
5 3 (4.92%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (3.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (3.28%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.64%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.48%) IaaS
1 7 (11.48%) PaaS
1 7 (11.48%) SaaS
2 3 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.92%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (4.92%) GitHub
3 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.31%) TCP/IP
2 10 (16.39%) HTTP
3 7 (11.48%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.03%) NoSQL
2 8 (13.11%) Relational Database
3 7 (11.48%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (11.48%) RDBMS
3 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
4 4 (6.56%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.92%) MS Access
6 2 (3.28%) Big Data
7 1 (1.64%) Blockchain
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 36 (59.02%) Maven
2 15 (24.59%) Git (software)
3 14 (22.95%) Jenkins
4 10 (16.39%) Eclipse
5 7 (11.48%) JIRA
6 5 (8.20%) Ant
7 4 (6.56%) Subversion
8 3 (4.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (4.92%) Bitbucket
8 3 (4.92%) Bower
8 3 (4.92%) Cucumber
8 3 (4.92%) Darcs
8 3 (4.92%) Gradle
8 3 (4.92%) Grunt
8 3 (4.92%) gulp
8 3 (4.92%) Jasmine
8 3 (4.92%) JUnit
8 3 (4.92%) Vagrant
8 3 (4.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (3.28%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (8.20%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Front Office
3 3 (4.92%) Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Back Office
4 2 (3.28%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Marketing
5 1 (1.64%) Automotive
5 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.64%) Legal
5 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (86.89%) Developer
2 50 (81.97%) Java Developer
3 11 (18.03%) Lead Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Agile Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Agile Java Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Architect
4 7 (11.48%) Senior Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Technical Architect
5 6 (9.84%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Senior Agile Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Core Java Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Developer in Test
8 2 (3.28%) Java Software Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Lead Architect
8 2 (3.28%) Lead Java Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Messaging Architect
8 2 (3.28%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (72.13%) Spring
2 35 (57.38%) Web Services
3 20 (32.79%) Java EE
4 17 (27.87%) HTML
4 17 (27.87%) REST
5 16 (26.23%) SOAP
5 16 (26.23%) XML
6 13 (21.31%) CSS
7 11 (18.03%) HTML5
7 11 (18.03%) JSON
7 11 (18.03%) XSLT
8 8 (13.11%) AngularJS
8 8 (13.11%) Hibernate
9 7 (11.48%) Elastic Stack
9 7 (11.48%) JSON Schema
9 7 (11.48%) Middleware
9 7 (11.48%) OAuth
9 7 (11.48%) Spring Boot
9 7 (11.48%) WSDL
10 6 (9.84%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (34.43%) Digital Media
2 5 (8.20%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (4.92%) User Experience
4 2 (3.28%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.64%) Bitcoin
5 1 (1.64%) Clustering
5 1 (1.64%) Fintech
5 1 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.64%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.39%) Unix
1 10 (16.39%) Windows
2 8 (13.11%) Linux
2 8 (13.11%) Solaris
3 7 (11.48%) AIX
3 7 (11.48%) HPUX
4 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (73.77%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (62.30%) TDD
3 17 (27.87%) Scrum
4 15 (24.59%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (18.03%) Microservices
5 11 (18.03%) OO
6 10 (16.39%) DevOps
6 10 (16.39%) Mentoring
6 10 (16.39%) Test Automation
7 8 (13.11%) Configuration Management
8 7 (11.48%) Kanban
8 7 (11.48%) Multithreading
8 7 (11.48%) MVC
9 5 (8.20%) API Design
9 5 (8.20%) BDD
9 5 (8.20%) Continuous Deployment
9 5 (8.20%) Critical Success Factor
9 5 (8.20%) High Availability
9 5 (8.20%) Integration Testing
9 5 (8.20%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 60 (98.36%) Java
2 18 (29.51%) JavaScript
3 15 (24.59%) SQL
4 7 (11.48%) Groovy
4 7 (11.48%) PL/SQL
4 7 (11.48%) XPath
5 4 (6.56%) C#
5 4 (6.56%) C++
6 3 (4.92%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.92%) Scala
6 3 (4.92%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.92%) TypeScript
6 3 (4.92%) VB
6 3 (4.92%) VC++
7 1 (1.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Docker
2 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (16.39%) Ansible
1 10 (16.39%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (11.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (13.11%) Oracle
2 7 (11.48%) webMethods
2 7 (11.48%) WSO2
3 4 (6.56%) IBM
4 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.28%) Adobe
5 2 (3.28%) Bloomberg
5 2 (3.28%) Calypso
5 2 (3.28%) HP
6 1 (1.64%) Triple Point