The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VisualVM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VisualVM over the 3 months to 30 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.

Oracle VisualVM
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 598 636 611
Rank change year-on-year +38 -25  
Contract jobs citing VisualVM 2 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.007% 0.026%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.025% 0.051% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £575 £468 £850
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.99% -45.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

VisualVM is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7886 7861 7025
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.32% 14.52% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5332 5263 4495
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 187 131
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £32.20 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

VisualVM
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing VisualVM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for VisualVM in the UK

VisualVM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VisualVM in the UK

VisualVM
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VisualVM within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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 +46 2 £575 +22.99%
Oxfordshire - 2 £575 -
South East - 2 £575 -

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VisualVM 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 VisualVM.

1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) JProfiler
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Puppet
3 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (40.00%) REST
3 2 (40.00%) High Availability
3 2 (40.00%) Ubuntu
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) Investment Management
3 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (40.00%) SOAP
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (40.00%) Workflow
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Maven
3 2 (40.00%) Redis
3 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) GitHub
3 2 (40.00%) JAX-RS
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (40.00%) YourKit

VisualVM
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 3 (60.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (40.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (40.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Redis
2 1 (20.00%) Big Data
2 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (20.00%) HBase
2 1 (20.00%) Mahout
2 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) JProfiler
2 2 (40.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Maven
2 2 (40.00%) YourKit
3 1 (20.00%) JConsole
General
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) JAX-RS
1 2 (40.00%) REST
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
2 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) HTML5
2 1 (20.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Credit Risk
1 1 (20.00%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Ubuntu
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) BDD
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (40.00%) High Availability
1 2 (40.00%) Investment Management
1 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 2 (40.00%) TDD
1 2 (40.00%) Translating Business Requirements
1 2 (40.00%) Workflow
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Low Latency
2 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (20.00%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Red Hat