Period
to 17 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for JFC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited JFC over the 6 months to 17 August 2019 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 Foundation Classes (JFC)
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 828 901 857
Rank change year-on-year +73 -44 +45
Contract jobs citing JFC 16 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.005% 0.008%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.055% 0.014% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 5
UK median daily rate £525 £432 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.67% +19.86% -30.77%
10th Percentile £415 £337 £305
90th Percentile £624 £526 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £432 £360
% change year-on-year +18.77% +19.86% -30.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

JFC 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 28,834 35,495 30,999
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.64% 34.44% 32.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,117 25,058 21,402
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £333 £320 £306
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 346 386
UK median hourly rate £43.91 £41.52 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.77% +3.79% +11.11%
10th Percentile £19.88 £15.24 £16.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £57.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +11.11%

JFC
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing JFC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for JFC in the UK

JFC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing JFC.

Contractor daily rate trend for JFC in the UK

JFC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JFC over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JFC in the UK

JFC
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JFC within the UK over the 6 months to 17 August 2019. 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 +59 15 £513 +18.77% 1
UK excluding London +44 15 £513 +18.77% 1
South West -12 13 £521 +20.74% 1
West Midlands - 1 £300 -
East of England - 1 £525 -
Midlands - 1 £300 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing JFC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for JFC.

1 15 (93.75%) Security Cleared
2 11 (68.75%) SC Cleared
3 6 (37.50%) DV Cleared
3 6 (37.50%) Military
4 5 (31.25%) ITIL
4 5 (31.25%) Service Management
4 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
4 5 (31.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (25.00%) Data Quality
5 4 (25.00%) Decision-Making
5 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 4 (25.00%) Reference Data
5 4 (25.00%) Data Architecture
5 4 (25.00%) Information Assurance
6 3 (18.75%) Data Integration
6 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) Project Management
6 3 (18.75%) Change Management
6 3 (18.75%) NsoIT
7 2 (12.50%) Workshop Facilitation
7 2 (12.50%) Service Design
7 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (12.50%) NCSC
7 2 (12.50%) DevOps
7 2 (12.50%) User Experience
7 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (12.50%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (12.50%) Risk Management

JFC
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 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
1 1 (6.25%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) VSAN
1 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Power BI
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (37.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (25.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Information Assurance Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Information Assurance Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security Architect
4 1 (6.25%) IT Change Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Security Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Office 365 Developer
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
2 4 (25.00%) Reference Data
3 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (12.50%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
1 5 (31.25%) Service Management
2 4 (25.00%) Data Architecture
2 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 4 (25.00%) Decision-Making
2 4 (25.00%) Information Assurance
3 3 (18.75%) Change Management
3 3 (18.75%) Data Integration
3 3 (18.75%) NsoIT
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) ArchiMate
4 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 2 (12.50%) Service Design
4 2 (12.50%) Validation
4 2 (12.50%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (93.75%) Security Cleared
2 11 (68.75%) SC Cleared
3 6 (37.50%) DV Cleared
4 5 (31.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (12.50%) APMP
5 2 (12.50%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (6.25%) MBCS
6 1 (6.25%) MOS
6 1 (6.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) Data Quality
1 4 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (12.50%) ISO 9001
2 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (12.50%) JSP 440
2 2 (12.50%) NCSC
3 1 (6.25%) QA
3 1 (6.25%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) VMware