Period
to 21 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for Java 8 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java 8 over the 6 months to 21 April 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 SE 8
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 71 -
Rank change year-on-year -3 - -
Contract jobs citing Java 8 32 25 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.11% 1.88% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.06% 4.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 0
Wales median daily rate £513 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% - -
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 -
% change year-on-year -10.00% - -

Java 8 is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 632 568 640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 41.66% 42.80% 51.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 420 447
Wales median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £275 £206 £213
90th Percentile £553 £538 £452
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 29
Wales median hourly rate £50.67 £38.89 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.31% +65.47% +17.50%
10th Percentile £17.94 £16.13 £11.22
90th Percentile £77.50 £77.50 £45.60
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year -1.23% +5.19% +10.00%

Java 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Java 8 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Java 8 in Wales

Java 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java 8 in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java 8 in Wales

Java 8
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java 8 in Wales over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java 8 in Wales

Java 8
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java 8 within the Wales region over the 6 months to 21 April 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
West Wales +28 15 £575 +19.48%
South Wales -27 15 £400 -23.81% 3
Java 8
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Java 8 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for Java 8.

1 32 (100.00%) Java
2 27 (84.38%) MongoDB
3 23 (71.88%) Ansible
3 23 (71.88%) Play Framework
4 17 (53.13%) REST
5 16 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 15 (46.88%) Amazon AWS
7 14 (43.75%) Domain-Driven Design
7 14 (43.75%) Web Services
7 14 (43.75%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (40.63%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (40.63%) Jenkins
8 13 (40.63%) Dropwizard
9 12 (37.50%) Event Store
9 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
9 12 (37.50%) Open Source
10 11 (34.38%) Scala
10 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
10 11 (34.38%) CQRS
10 11 (34.38%) Public Cloud
10 11 (34.38%) Docker
10 11 (34.38%) Kubernetes
11 9 (28.13%) Relational Database
11 9 (28.13%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (25.00%) Microservices
12 8 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (21.88%) Collaborative Working
14 6 (18.75%) Analytics
14 6 (18.75%) Google Analytics

Java 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 (3.13%) Mongoose
Cloud Services
1 15 (46.88%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (18.75%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (84.38%) MongoDB
2 14 (43.75%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (37.50%) Event Store
4 9 (28.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (40.63%) Jenkins
2 3 (9.38%) Capybara
2 3 (9.38%) Cucumber
2 3 (9.38%) JMeter
2 3 (9.38%) JUnit
2 3 (9.38%) Mockito
2 3 (9.38%) Selenium
2 3 (9.38%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.13%) Maven
General
1 1 (3.13%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 25 (78.13%) Developer
2 23 (71.88%) Java Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Lead Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Lead Java Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Test Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) AWS Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Development Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Java Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Java Team Leader
5 1 (3.13%) Python Developer
5 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (71.88%) Play Framework
2 17 (53.13%) REST
3 14 (43.75%) Web Services
4 13 (40.63%) Dropwizard
5 6 (18.75%) Spring
6 4 (12.50%) Spring Boot
7 3 (9.38%) AngularJS
7 3 (9.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (3.13%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (3.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Public Cloud
2 8 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Domain-Driven Design
2 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (37.50%) Open Source
4 11 (34.38%) CQRS
5 8 (25.00%) Microservices
6 7 (21.88%) Collaborative Working
7 6 (18.75%) Analytics
8 5 (15.63%) BDD
8 5 (15.63%) Software Delivery
8 5 (15.63%) TDD
9 3 (9.38%) Agile Testing
9 3 (9.38%) ATDD
9 3 (9.38%) Performance Testing
9 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
9 3 (9.38%) Scrum
9 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
9 3 (9.38%) Test Automation
9 3 (9.38%) Test Strategy
10 1 (3.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (100.00%) Java
2 16 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (34.38%) Scala
4 4 (12.50%) Python
5 2 (6.25%) Go
6 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
3 9 (28.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.13%) GDPR
2 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.13%) PSD2
System Software
1 11 (34.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (71.88%) Ansible
2 11 (34.38%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.13%) Puppet
3 1 (3.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Google
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle
2 1 (3.13%) SaltStack