Period
to 16 January 2018

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 January 2018 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 818 819 766
Rank change year-on-year +1 -53 +5
Contract jobs citing Java SE 57 43 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.045% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.14% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 31 85
UK median daily rate £346 £500 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.75% +19.05% -10.16%
10th Percentile £244 £419 £342
90th Percentile £590 £725 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £475 £420
% change year-on-year -28.95% +13.10% +15.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £58.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £58.50

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 31,949 29,911 30,718
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.87% 30.97% 28.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,804 20,652 21,178
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £278
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 335 562
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.00 £14.73 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.00 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.31 £37.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.77% +0.67% +8.70%

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 January 2018.

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 9 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 January 2018. 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 +1 55 £346 -30.75% 64
UK excluding London +33 40 £338 -28.95% 56
West Midlands +32 27 £325 - 6
Midlands +28 27 £325 - 11
London -53 15 £550 +4.76% 12
North of England +37 8 £350 -26.32% 13
Yorkshire +27 6 £350 -26.32% 5
East of England - 5 £450 - 15
North East - 2 - - 3

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 57 (100.00%) Java
2 48 (84.21%) Spring
3 46 (80.70%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (64.91%) TDD
5 36 (63.16%) Maven
5 36 (63.16%) Web Services
6 27 (47.37%) Digital Media
7 19 (33.33%) HTML
8 18 (31.58%) JavaScript
9 14 (24.56%) Scrum
9 14 (24.56%) Java EE
9 14 (24.56%) CSS
10 13 (22.81%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (21.05%) REST
12 11 (19.30%) Git (software)
12 11 (19.30%) HTML5
12 11 (19.30%) Jenkins
12 11 (19.30%) SQL
12 11 (19.30%) SQL Server
13 10 (17.54%) OO
14 9 (15.79%) Tomcat
14 9 (15.79%) SOAP
14 9 (15.79%) Hibernate
14 9 (15.79%) MVC
14 9 (15.79%) JIRA
14 9 (15.79%) Mentoring
15 8 (14.04%) XML
15 8 (14.04%) JBoss
16 7 (12.28%) Oracle

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 9 (15.79%) Tomcat
2 8 (14.04%) JBoss
3 7 (12.28%) WebSphere
4 5 (8.77%) GlassFish
5 3 (5.26%) Apache
5 3 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (3.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (3.51%) Apache Spark
6 2 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (3.51%) nginx
6 2 (3.51%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.75%) CMS
7 1 (1.75%) Confluence
7 1 (1.75%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) GitHub
2 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.75%) IaaS
3 1 (1.75%) PaaS
3 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) HTTP
2 1 (1.75%) SSL
2 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (19.30%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.02%) MySQL
3 4 (7.02%) NoSQL
3 4 (7.02%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.26%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.26%) RDBMS
4 3 (5.26%) Redis
5 2 (3.51%) Big Data
5 2 (3.51%) MS Access
6 1 (1.75%) Blockchain
6 1 (1.75%) DB2
6 1 (1.75%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 36 (63.16%) Maven
2 11 (19.30%) Git (software)
2 11 (19.30%) Jenkins
3 9 (15.79%) JIRA
4 5 (8.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (7.02%) Ant
5 4 (7.02%) Eclipse
5 4 (7.02%) Gradle
5 4 (7.02%) Subversion
6 3 (5.26%) Cucumber
6 3 (5.26%) JUnit
7 2 (3.51%) Bitbucket
7 2 (3.51%) Bower
7 2 (3.51%) Darcs
7 2 (3.51%) Grunt
7 2 (3.51%) gulp
7 2 (3.51%) Jasmine
7 2 (3.51%) SonarQube
7 2 (3.51%) TeamCity
7 2 (3.51%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Back Office
3 2 (3.51%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.51%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Marketing
4 1 (1.75%) Automotive
4 1 (1.75%) Front Office
4 1 (1.75%) Legal
4 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (98.25%) Developer
2 53 (92.98%) Java Developer
3 15 (26.32%) Lead Developer
3 15 (26.32%) Lead Java Developer
4 8 (14.04%) Agile Developer
4 8 (14.04%) Agile Java Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Senior Developer
6 5 (8.77%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Senior Agile Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Senior Agile Java Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Calypso Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Core Java Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Developer in Test
8 2 (3.51%) Full Stack Developer
9 1 (1.75%) Java Software Developer
9 1 (1.75%) Java Swing Developer
9 1 (1.75%) Messaging Architect
9 1 (1.75%) SQL Developer
9 1 (1.75%) Technical Architect
9 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (84.21%) Spring
2 36 (63.16%) Web Services
3 19 (33.33%) HTML
4 14 (24.56%) CSS
4 14 (24.56%) Java EE
5 12 (21.05%) REST
6 11 (19.30%) HTML5
7 9 (15.79%) Hibernate
7 9 (15.79%) SOAP
8 8 (14.04%) XML
9 6 (10.53%) AngularJS
9 6 (10.53%) RESTful
9 6 (10.53%) Spring Boot
10 5 (8.77%) J2EE
10 5 (8.77%) Node.js
11 4 (7.02%) FIX Protocol
11 4 (7.02%) JMS
11 4 (7.02%) JSON
11 4 (7.02%) Spring MVC
11 4 (7.02%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 27 (47.37%) Digital Media
2 5 (8.77%) User Experience
3 3 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (5.26%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.75%) Bitcoin
4 1 (1.75%) Clustering
4 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.75%) Fintech
4 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.75%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.26%) Linux
1 3 (5.26%) Unix
1 3 (5.26%) Windows
2 2 (3.51%) Solaris
3 1 (1.75%) AIX
3 1 (1.75%) CentOS
3 1 (1.75%) HPUX
3 1 (1.75%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (80.70%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (64.91%) TDD
3 14 (24.56%) Scrum
4 13 (22.81%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (17.54%) OO
6 9 (15.79%) Mentoring
6 9 (15.79%) MVC
7 7 (12.28%) BDD
7 7 (12.28%) Multithreading
8 6 (10.53%) Open Source
8 6 (10.53%) Test Automation
9 5 (8.77%) DevOps
9 5 (8.77%) Integration Testing
9 5 (8.77%) Software Engineering
10 4 (7.02%) Microservices
11 3 (5.26%) Concurrent Programming
11 3 (5.26%) CQRS
11 3 (5.26%) Front End Development
11 3 (5.26%) OOP
11 3 (5.26%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 57 (100.00%) Java
2 18 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 11 (19.30%) SQL
4 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.51%) Scala
4 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.51%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.75%) C++
5 1 (1.75%) Groovy
5 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.75%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
1 5 (8.77%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Docker
2 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Ansible
1 3 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (12.28%) Oracle
2 5 (8.77%) IBM
3 3 (5.26%) Bloomberg
3 3 (5.26%) Calypso
4 2 (3.51%) Adobe
4 2 (3.51%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.75%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.75%) HP
5 1 (1.75%) webMethods
5 1 (1.75%) WSO2