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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 578 594 610
Rank change year-on-year +16 +16  
Contract jobs citing Java SE 30 45 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.084% 0.059%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.21% 0.30% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 32 26
Median daily rate £475 £346 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.18% -20.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £288 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £391 £400
% change year-on-year -23.32% -2.18%  
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 14193 14997 14342
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.48% 27.99% 26.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9846 10410 9296
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 223 192
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

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 28 March 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 19 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 March 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 +26 30 £475 +53.22% 17
London +21 14 £475 +58.33% 10
East of England +5 7 £200 -55.55% 3
South East +10 4 £325 -18.23%
Hertfordshire - 4 £188 - 1
Essex -4 3 £338 -25.00% 2
Hampshire - 3 - -
Farnborough - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
North West - 2 £475 - 1
Buckinghamshire -5 1 £325 -9.09%
Milton Keynes -9 1 £325 -9.09%
City of London -10 1 £588 +30.55% 5
Bristol - 1 £425 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 46 (90.20%) Java
2 34 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (56.86%) HTML
4 24 (47.06%) TDD
5 22 (43.14%) Linux
6 21 (41.18%) Spring
7 19 (37.25%) RESTful
8 18 (35.29%) HTML5
9 17 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (33.33%) CSS
10 16 (31.37%) Front End Development
11 15 (29.41%) Java EE
11 15 (29.41%) XML
12 14 (27.45%) Ajax
12 14 (27.45%) Scrum
13 13 (25.49%) Unix
13 13 (25.49%) JavaScript
13 13 (25.49%) Oracle
13 13 (25.49%) AngularJS
14 12 (23.53%) Web Services
14 12 (23.53%) Tomcat
14 12 (23.53%) Hibernate
14 12 (23.53%) Subversion
15 11 (21.57%) Maven
15 11 (21.57%) Active Directory
15 11 (21.57%) SQL
15 11 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (21.57%) Microservices
15 11 (21.57%) jQuery
16 10 (19.61%) Mockito

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 12 (23.53%) Tomcat
2 10 (19.61%) WebLogic
3 7 (13.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 7 (13.73%) Apache
3 7 (13.73%) WebSphere
4 6 (11.76%) JBoss
5 4 (7.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 3 (5.88%) IBM Notes
6 3 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.96%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.96%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.96%) CMS
7 1 (1.96%) Jetty
7 1 (1.96%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Murex MxG2000
2 1 (1.96%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.76%) PaaS
2 2 (3.92%) GitHub
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
2 6 (11.76%) Kerberos
3 4 (7.84%) HTTP
3 4 (7.84%) SSH
3 4 (7.84%) SSL
4 3 (5.88%) LAN
4 3 (5.88%) Unified Communications
4 3 (5.88%) WAN
5 2 (3.92%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.61%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (17.65%) Oracle Database
3 8 (15.69%) Relational Database
4 7 (13.73%) MySQL
5 6 (11.76%) RDBMS
6 5 (9.80%) Jackrabbit
7 4 (7.84%) KDB
8 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.96%) Big Data
9 1 (1.96%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.96%) HBase
9 1 (1.96%) Impala
9 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
9 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (23.53%) Subversion
2 11 (21.57%) Maven
3 10 (19.61%) Git (software)
3 10 (19.61%) Mockito
4 9 (17.65%) Jenkins
4 9 (17.65%) JUnit
5 7 (13.73%) JIRA
6 6 (11.76%) Cucumber
7 5 (9.80%) Eclipse
8 4 (7.84%) Ant
9 3 (5.88%) Gradle
10 2 (3.92%) AccuRev
10 2 (3.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (3.92%) Selenium
10 2 (3.92%) SoapUI
11 1 (1.96%) git-flow
11 1 (1.96%) JMeter
11 1 (1.96%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (1.96%) Toad
General
1 8 (15.69%) Finance
2 6 (11.76%) Banking
2 6 (11.76%) Front Office
3 2 (3.92%) Legal
3 2 (3.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.96%) Automotive
4 1 (1.96%) Finnish Language
4 1 (1.96%) Games
4 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (82.35%) Developer
2 33 (64.71%) Java Developer
3 13 (25.49%) Senior Developer
4 12 (23.53%) Senior Java Developer
5 10 (19.61%) Agile Developer
5 10 (19.61%) Agile Java Developer
6 8 (15.69%) Senior Agile Developer
6 8 (15.69%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Support Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Linux Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Technical Support
8 3 (5.88%) Technical Support Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) Perl Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Software Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) UI Developer
10 1 (1.96%) Administrator
10 1 (1.96%) Front Office Developer
10 1 (1.96%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (56.86%) HTML
2 21 (41.18%) Spring
3 19 (37.25%) RESTful
4 18 (35.29%) HTML5
5 17 (33.33%) CSS
6 15 (29.41%) Java EE
6 15 (29.41%) XML
7 14 (27.45%) Ajax
8 13 (25.49%) AngularJS
9 12 (23.53%) Hibernate
9 12 (23.53%) Web Services
10 11 (21.57%) jQuery
11 10 (19.61%) J2EE
11 10 (19.61%) JSP
11 10 (19.61%) REST
12 9 (17.65%) JMS
12 9 (17.65%) JPA
12 9 (17.65%) JSON
13 8 (15.69%) Spring Integration
13 8 (15.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.76%) Derivative
3 5 (9.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (7.84%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (5.88%) Data Centre
5 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (3.92%) Clustering
6 2 (3.92%) Replication
7 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.96%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.96%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (43.14%) Linux
2 13 (25.49%) Unix
3 6 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.88%) Windows
5 2 (3.92%) Solaris
6 1 (1.96%) Android
6 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.96%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (47.06%) TDD
3 17 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (31.37%) Front End Development
5 14 (27.45%) Scrum
6 11 (21.57%) Microservices
7 10 (19.61%) Mentoring
8 9 (17.65%) BDD
8 9 (17.65%) DevOps
9 8 (15.69%) CQRS
9 8 (15.69%) OO
9 8 (15.69%) Software Architecture
10 7 (13.73%) Kanban
10 7 (13.73%) Mathematics
11 6 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (11.76%) Open Source
12 5 (9.80%) Kalman Filter
12 5 (9.80%) Process Improvement
12 5 (9.80%) Unit Testing
12 5 (9.80%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 46 (90.20%) Java
2 13 (25.49%) JavaScript
3 11 (21.57%) SQL
4 10 (19.61%) Perl
5 8 (15.69%) Ruby
6 7 (13.73%) Python
7 6 (11.76%) C#
7 6 (11.76%) Go
8 5 (9.80%) C++
8 5 (9.80%) Shell Script
9 4 (7.84%) XPath
10 3 (5.88%) Scala
11 2 (3.92%) PHP
11 2 (3.92%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.96%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) MiFID
1 4 (7.84%) QA
System Software
1 11 (21.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.84%) Docker
3 3 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.92%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (15.69%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.96%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (1.96%) MOM
2 1 (1.96%) Oozie
Vendors
1 13 (25.49%) Oracle
2 10 (19.61%) Red Hat
3 6 (11.76%) Adobe
4 4 (7.84%) Bloomberg
4 4 (7.84%) Murex
4 4 (7.84%) Reuters
4 4 (7.84%) Sybase
5 3 (5.88%) IBM
5 3 (5.88%) Lotus
5 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.88%) VMware
6 2 (3.92%) Google
7 1 (1.96%) NetApp