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 3 months to 27 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 Foundation Classes (JFC)
UK
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 574 638 628
Rank change year-on-year +64 -10  
Contract jobs citing JFC 9 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.004% 0.006%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.064% 0.013% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Median daily rate £533 £359 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.32% -0.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £230 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £735 £488 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £533 £359 £360
% change year-on-year +48.32% -0.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

JFC 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 14119 14879 14337
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.43% 27.95% 26.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9794 10317 9294
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 184 227 192
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 £13.50 £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%  

JFC
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing JFC as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JFC in the UK

JFC
Top 8 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 3 months to 27 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 +56 9 £533 +48.32%
South East - 5 £725 -
Farnborough - 5 £725 -
Hampshire - 5 £725 -
South West +6 4 £343 -4.59%
Wiltshire +2 2 £365 -29.80%
Corsham -10 2 £365 -29.80%
Bristol +6 1 £320 +61.61%

JFC
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing JFC 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 JFC.

1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 4 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (25.00%) Financial Institution
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (25.00%) Project Management
4 3 (25.00%) Military
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Visualisation
4 3 (25.00%) Hedge funds
4 3 (25.00%) Big Data
4 3 (25.00%) Big Data Analytics
4 3 (25.00%) Data Analytics
4 3 (25.00%) Analytics
4 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) PMO
6 1 (8.33%) Change Control
6 1 (8.33%) AOP
6 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
6 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
6 1 (8.33%) QA
6 1 (8.33%) Programme 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Big Data
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Financial Institution
2 3 (25.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Project Leader
2 1 (8.33%) Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Coordinator
2 1 (8.33%) Programme Office Support
2 1 (8.33%) Project Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Project Support Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (25.00%) Hedge funds
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Analytics
3 3 (25.00%) Big Data Analytics
3 3 (25.00%) Data Analytics
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (25.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (8.33%) AOP
4 1 (8.33%) Change Control
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) PMO
1 1 (8.33%) QA