Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 29 67
Rank change year-on-year -50 +38 +42
Contract jobs citing Java 8 38 74 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.19% 5.99% 2.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.97% 15.55% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 44 26
Wales median daily rate £475 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £419 £375 £325
90th Percentile £615 £600 £581
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £476
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.67% +0.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £50.00

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 764 476 618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 43.98% 38.51% 44.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 319 423
Wales median daily rate £420 £375 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -9.64% +18.57%
10th Percentile £313 £250 £282
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 11 16
Wales median hourly rate £23.00 £23.14 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.61% -57.93% +141.76%
10th Percentile £13.00 £16.75 £19.15
90th Percentile £36.50 £77.50 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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
South Wales -20 25 £463 +15.63% 5
West Wales -19 11 £538 +2.38% 1
Java 8
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 38 (100.00%) Java
2 23 (60.53%) Spring Boot
3 22 (57.89%) Jenkins
4 19 (50.00%) Spring
4 19 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 17 (44.74%) Amazon AWS
6 16 (42.11%) MongoDB
7 15 (39.47%) Microsoft Azure
7 15 (39.47%) Maven
7 15 (39.47%) Hibernate
7 15 (39.47%) SQL
8 14 (36.84%) J2EE
9 13 (34.21%) JIRA
9 13 (34.21%) SC Cleared
9 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
9 13 (34.21%) Confluence
9 13 (34.21%) AngularJS
9 13 (34.21%) Ansible
10 12 (31.58%) Dropwizard
10 12 (31.58%) SQL Server
10 12 (31.58%) JUnit
10 12 (31.58%) SOAP
11 11 (28.95%) Python
11 11 (28.95%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (28.95%) Microservices
12 10 (26.32%) Artifactory
12 10 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
12 10 (26.32%) Groovy
12 10 (26.32%) WebSphere
12 10 (26.32%) JSF

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 13 (34.21%) Confluence
2 10 (26.32%) WebSphere
2 10 (26.32%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.63%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 17 (44.74%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (39.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.63%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (42.11%) MongoDB
2 12 (31.58%) SQL Server
3 8 (21.05%) Event Store
3 8 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (21.05%) Relational Database
4 3 (7.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (5.26%) Amazon Aurora
5 2 (5.26%) MySQL
5 2 (5.26%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (57.89%) Jenkins
2 19 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 15 (39.47%) Maven
4 13 (34.21%) JIRA
5 12 (31.58%) JUnit
6 10 (26.32%) Artifactory
7 3 (7.89%) Ant
7 3 (7.89%) Hudson
8 2 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (5.26%) Flyway
8 2 (5.26%) Gradle
8 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
8 2 (5.26%) Subversion
8 2 (5.26%) TestNG
General
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Electronics
2 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.63%) Marketing
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (84.21%) Developer
2 30 (78.95%) Java Developer
3 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 3 (7.89%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Java Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Lead Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (60.53%) Spring Boot
2 19 (50.00%) Spring
3 15 (39.47%) Hibernate
4 14 (36.84%) J2EE
5 13 (34.21%) AngularJS
6 12 (31.58%) Dropwizard
6 12 (31.58%) SOAP
7 10 (26.32%) JMS
7 10 (26.32%) JSF
7 10 (26.32%) Node.js
8 9 (23.68%) REST
8 9 (23.68%) Web Services
9 8 (21.05%) Play Framework
10 5 (13.16%) CSS
11 2 (5.26%) Angular 2
11 2 (5.26%) Thymeleaf
11 2 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 1 (2.63%) LDAP
12 1 (2.63%) React
12 1 (2.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) Continuous Integration
1 11 (28.95%) Microservices
2 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (26.32%) Test Automation
3 9 (23.68%) Domain-Driven Design
3 9 (23.68%) Open Source
4 8 (21.05%) Collaborative Working
4 8 (21.05%) Software Delivery
5 6 (15.79%) CQRS
6 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
7 4 (10.53%) DevOps
8 2 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (5.26%) Scrum
8 2 (5.26%) TDD
9 1 (2.63%) Analytics
9 1 (2.63%) Coaching
9 1 (2.63%) Data Migration
9 1 (2.63%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (2.63%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.63%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (100.00%) Java
2 15 (39.47%) SQL
3 11 (28.95%) Python
4 10 (26.32%) Groovy
5 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.89%) Java 9
7 1 (2.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (34.21%) SC Cleared
1 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) DBS Check
3 2 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 8 (21.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (34.21%) Ansible
2 10 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (15.79%) Kubernetes
4 3 (7.89%) Puppet
4 3 (7.89%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (2.63%) Google
2 1 (2.63%) SAP