Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 812 827 793
Rank change year-on-year +15 -34 -25
Contract jobs citing Java SE 49 60 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.056% 0.087%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.19% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 45 66
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% -1.71%
10th Percentile £244 £259 £350
90th Percentile £625 £715 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £275 £415
% change year-on-year +34.55% -33.73% +10.67%
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 31792 32007 31625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.99% 30.04% 27.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 22290 22285 21568
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £297 £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 370 374 527
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.38% -0.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.45 £13.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.35 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.40 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.23% -4.00% +10.29%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +35 47 £425 -10.53% 19
UK excluding London +39 30 £370 +34.55% 10
London -22 17 £600 +20.00% 8
West Midlands +38 11 £268 - 2
Midlands +32 11 £268 -37.06% 2
South East +21 7 £425 - 1
East of England - 7 £418 - 5
North of England +82 5 £335 -21.18% 2
North East - 3 - -
Yorkshire +30 2 £335 -29.47% 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 (93.88%) Java
2 31 (63.27%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (59.18%) Spring
4 24 (48.98%) TDD
5 22 (44.90%) Java EE
6 21 (42.86%) Maven
7 19 (38.78%) Web Services
8 16 (32.65%) XML
8 16 (32.65%) JavaScript
9 15 (30.61%) SOAP
9 15 (30.61%) HTML
9 15 (30.61%) Scrum
9 15 (30.61%) Git (software)
9 15 (30.61%) REST
10 14 (28.57%) TCP/IP
10 14 (28.57%) XSLT
10 14 (28.57%) WebLogic
11 13 (26.53%) SQL
11 13 (26.53%) JBoss
11 13 (26.53%) HTML5
12 12 (24.49%) NoSQL
12 12 (24.49%) Test Automation
12 12 (24.49%) Opscode Chef
12 12 (24.49%) Ansible
12 12 (24.49%) DevOps
12 12 (24.49%) Microservices
12 12 (24.49%) CSS
12 12 (24.49%) HTTP
12 12 (24.49%) JSON
13 11 (22.45%) Windows

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 14 (28.57%) WebLogic
2 13 (26.53%) JBoss
3 9 (18.37%) WebSphere
4 7 (14.29%) Mule
4 7 (14.29%) Tomcat
5 5 (10.20%) Apache
5 5 (10.20%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (10.20%) nginx
6 2 (4.08%) Apache Spark
7 1 (2.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (2.04%) GlassFish
7 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.29%) IaaS
1 7 (14.29%) PaaS
1 7 (14.29%) SaaS
2 5 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.20%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.08%) Mimecast
4 1 (2.04%) GitHub
4 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 12 (24.49%) HTTP
3 7 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.49%) NoSQL
2 7 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 7 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 6 (12.24%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (10.20%) MongoDB
4 5 (10.20%) MS Access
5 2 (4.08%) Big Data
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 21 (42.86%) Maven
2 15 (30.61%) Git (software)
3 10 (20.41%) Jenkins
4 9 (18.37%) Eclipse
5 7 (14.29%) JIRA
6 5 (10.20%) Bitbucket
6 5 (10.20%) Bower
6 5 (10.20%) Darcs
6 5 (10.20%) Grunt
6 5 (10.20%) gulp
6 5 (10.20%) Jasmine
6 5 (10.20%) Subversion
6 5 (10.20%) Vagrant
6 5 (10.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (6.12%) Ant
8 2 (4.08%) Cucumber
8 2 (4.08%) SonarQube
8 2 (4.08%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.04%) Gradle
9 1 (2.04%) Mockito
General
1 7 (14.29%) Front Office
2 5 (10.20%) Finance
3 3 (6.12%) Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.04%) Automotive
5 1 (2.04%) Back Office
5 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (79.59%) Developer
2 36 (73.47%) Java Developer
3 7 (14.29%) Architect
3 7 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 7 (14.29%) Technical Architect
4 6 (12.24%) Agile Developer
4 6 (12.24%) Agile Java Developer
4 6 (12.24%) Lead Developer
4 6 (12.24%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Full Stack Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Senior Agile Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Administrator
6 2 (4.08%) Core Java Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Developer in Test
6 2 (4.08%) Lead Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Lead Java Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Messaging Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.08%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (59.18%) Spring
2 22 (44.90%) Java EE
3 19 (38.78%) Web Services
4 16 (32.65%) XML
5 15 (30.61%) HTML
5 15 (30.61%) REST
5 15 (30.61%) SOAP
6 14 (28.57%) XSLT
7 13 (26.53%) HTML5
8 12 (24.49%) CSS
8 12 (24.49%) JSON
9 10 (20.41%) AngularJS
10 9 (18.37%) Middleware
11 7 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
11 7 (14.29%) Hibernate
11 7 (14.29%) JSON Schema
11 7 (14.29%) OAuth
11 7 (14.29%) Spring Boot
11 7 (14.29%) WSDL
12 6 (12.24%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Digital Media
2 5 (10.20%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (6.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (4.08%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.04%) Fintech
5 1 (2.04%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.04%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.45%) Windows
2 9 (18.37%) Linux
3 8 (16.33%) Unix
4 7 (14.29%) AIX
4 7 (14.29%) HPUX
4 7 (14.29%) Solaris
5 3 (6.12%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.08%) Ubuntu
6 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Server
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (63.27%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (48.98%) TDD
3 15 (30.61%) Scrum
4 12 (24.49%) DevOps
4 12 (24.49%) Microservices
4 12 (24.49%) Test Automation
5 10 (20.41%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (18.37%) Mentoring
7 7 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 7 (14.29%) Kanban
7 7 (14.29%) OO
8 6 (12.24%) Integration Testing
9 5 (10.20%) BDD
9 5 (10.20%) CQRS
9 5 (10.20%) Critical Success Factor
9 5 (10.20%) High Availability
9 5 (10.20%) Mobile Development
9 5 (10.20%) Multithreading
9 5 (10.20%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (10.20%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 46 (93.88%) Java
2 16 (32.65%) JavaScript
3 13 (26.53%) SQL
4 7 (14.29%) Groovy
4 7 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 7 (14.29%) XPath
5 6 (12.24%) C#
6 5 (10.20%) Bash Shell
6 5 (10.20%) C++
6 5 (10.20%) Scala
6 5 (10.20%) Shell Script
6 5 (10.20%) TypeScript
6 5 (10.20%) VB
6 5 (10.20%) VC++
7 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) MCITP
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) Docker
2 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.08%) KVM
2 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (24.49%) Ansible
1 12 (24.49%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) Oracle
2 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.29%) webMethods
2 7 (14.29%) WSO2
3 4 (8.16%) HP
4 2 (4.08%) arcserve
4 2 (4.08%) Dell
4 2 (4.08%) IBM
4 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.08%) VMware
5 1 (2.04%) Adobe
5 1 (2.04%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.04%) Calypso
5 1 (2.04%) Triple Point