Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for Java skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java over the 6 months to 21 February 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 5 9
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4 +2
Contract jobs citing Java 190 291 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 13.11% 19.60% 15.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.05% 44.50% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 206 162
Wales median daily rate £475 £450 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +18.42% -5.00%
10th Percentile £363 £344 £301
90th Percentile £600 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Wales median hourly rate - - £58.50
UK median hourly rate £41.15 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.88% - +6.67%

Java 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 612 654 708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 42.24% 44.04% 50.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 471 534
Wales median daily rate £400 £423 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% +18.18% +2.14%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £240
90th Percentile £575 £560 £475
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.12% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 24
Wales median hourly rate £47.50 £55.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.64% +124.49% +8.89%
10th Percentile £17.05 £18.18 £12.83
90th Percentile £77.50 £77.50 £66.38
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Java in Wales

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in Wales

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in Wales

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in Wales

Java
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 within the Wales region over the 6 months to 21 February 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 -9 106 £425 -5.56% 24
West Wales +1 68 £550 +15.79% 2
North Wales -1 2 £450 +12.50% 10
Java
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Java 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.

1 110 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (44.74%) JavaScript
3 78 (41.05%) Amazon AWS
4 73 (38.42%) Web Services
5 69 (36.32%) Open Source
6 66 (34.74%) SQL
7 65 (34.21%) MongoDB
8 64 (33.68%) Dropwizard
9 53 (27.89%) Python
10 52 (27.37%) HTML
11 46 (24.21%) Git (software)
11 46 (24.21%) CQRS
12 45 (23.68%) NoSQL
12 45 (23.68%) Security Cleared
13 44 (23.16%) RESTful
13 44 (23.16%) Relational Database
14 42 (22.11%) REST
15 41 (21.58%) CSS
16 38 (20.00%) Node.js
17 37 (19.47%) PaaS
17 37 (19.47%) PostgreSQL
18 36 (18.95%) Continuous Integration
19 35 (18.42%) SC Cleared
19 35 (18.42%) Serverless
20 34 (17.89%) Ansible
20 34 (17.89%) Microservices
21 33 (17.37%) Play Framework
22 30 (15.79%) Jenkins
23 29 (15.26%) BPSS Clearance
23 29 (15.26%) Software Engineering

Java
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 7 (3.68%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.11%) Confluence
2 4 (2.11%) Mule
2 4 (2.11%) WildFly
3 3 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.05%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.05%) CMS
4 2 (1.05%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.05%) WordPress
5 1 (0.53%) Apache
5 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.53%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.53%) JBoss
5 1 (0.53%) Mongoose
5 1 (0.53%) SAS
5 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (1.05%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 78 (41.05%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (19.47%) PaaS
3 35 (18.42%) Serverless
4 16 (8.42%) Google Analytics
5 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.05%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.05%) GitHub
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.53%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.84%) HTTP
2 2 (1.05%) AMQP
2 2 (1.05%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (34.21%) MongoDB
2 45 (23.68%) NoSQL
3 44 (23.16%) Relational Database
4 37 (19.47%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (11.58%) Event Store
6 7 (3.68%) Hadoop
7 6 (3.16%) MySQL
7 6 (3.16%) SQL Server
8 4 (2.11%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.58%) Neo4j
9 3 (1.58%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (1.58%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.05%) Big Data
11 1 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.53%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.53%) HBase
11 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.53%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 1 (0.53%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 46 (24.21%) Git (software)
2 30 (15.79%) Jenkins
3 16 (8.42%) Cucumber
4 14 (7.37%) JMeter
4 14 (7.37%) Selenium
5 10 (5.26%) Visual Studio
6 7 (3.68%) JIRA
6 7 (3.68%) JUnit
7 5 (2.63%) Mockito
7 5 (2.63%) SoapUI
7 5 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.63%) WebDriver
8 4 (2.11%) Subversion
8 4 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (1.58%) Ant
9 3 (1.58%) Capybara
9 3 (1.58%) Maven
10 2 (1.05%) Dreamweaver
10 2 (1.05%) IntelliJ
10 2 (1.05%) TestNG
General
1 14 (7.37%) Finance
2 7 (3.68%) Banking
3 5 (2.63%) Investment Banking
3 5 (2.63%) Law
3 5 (2.63%) Marketing
3 5 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.58%) Electronics
4 3 (1.58%) Local Government
4 3 (1.58%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.05%) Advertising
5 2 (1.05%) Legal
5 2 (1.05%) Publishing
6 1 (0.53%) Digital Economy
6 1 (0.53%) Games
Job Titles
1 117 (61.58%) Developer
2 91 (47.89%) Java Developer
3 21 (11.05%) Architect
4 17 (8.95%) Software Engineer
5 15 (7.89%) Analyst
6 13 (6.84%) Technical Architect
7 11 (5.79%) Senior Developer
8 10 (5.26%) Test Analyst
9 9 (4.74%) AWS Developer
9 9 (4.74%) Java Engineer
9 9 (4.74%) Senior Java Developer
9 9 (4.74%) Software Developer
10 7 (3.68%) Java Software Engineer
11 6 (3.16%) Data Architect
12 5 (2.63%) Business Analyst
12 5 (2.63%) Consultant
12 5 (2.63%) DevOps Engineer
12 5 (2.63%) Test Engineer
13 4 (2.11%) Java Consultant
13 4 (2.11%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (38.42%) Web Services
2 64 (33.68%) Dropwizard
3 52 (27.37%) HTML
4 44 (23.16%) RESTful
5 42 (22.11%) REST
6 41 (21.58%) CSS
7 38 (20.00%) Node.js
8 33 (17.37%) Play Framework
9 26 (13.68%) Spring
10 18 (9.47%) SOAP
11 14 (7.37%) .NET
11 14 (7.37%) Spring Boot
12 11 (5.79%) AngularJS
13 10 (5.26%) Hibernate
13 10 (5.26%) XML
14 9 (4.74%) Kafka
15 8 (4.21%) J2EE
16 6 (3.16%) D3.js
17 5 (2.63%) jQuery
17 5 (2.63%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.79%) Public Cloud
2 9 (4.74%) Digital Wallet
3 8 (4.21%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.58%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.53%) Fintech
5 1 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.53%) Linux
2 15 (7.89%) Unix
3 12 (6.32%) Mac OS X
4 6 (3.16%) Windows
5 5 (2.63%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.53%) AIX
6 1 (0.53%) Amazon Linux
6 1 (0.53%) Android
6 1 (0.53%) CentOS
6 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (36.32%) Open Source
3 46 (24.21%) CQRS
4 36 (18.95%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (17.89%) Microservices
6 29 (15.26%) Software Engineering
6 29 (15.26%) Test Automation
7 26 (13.68%) Scrum
8 25 (13.16%) Software Delivery
9 24 (12.63%) Collaborative Working
10 23 (12.11%) Domain-Driven Design
11 19 (10.00%) Migration
12 18 (9.47%) Analytics
13 17 (8.95%) Data Security
14 15 (7.89%) BDD
14 15 (7.89%) TDD
15 12 (6.32%) Defect Management
15 12 (6.32%) DevOps
15 12 (6.32%) Performance Testing
15 12 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (44.74%) JavaScript
2 66 (34.74%) SQL
3 53 (27.89%) Python
4 29 (15.26%) Scala
5 15 (7.89%) Go
6 14 (7.37%) C#
7 11 (5.79%) Perl
8 6 (3.16%) C++
8 6 (3.16%) R
9 4 (2.11%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.11%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.05%) PHP
10 2 (1.05%) XPath
11 1 (0.53%) C
11 1 (0.53%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.53%) Ruby
11 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (23.68%) Security Cleared
2 35 (18.42%) SC Cleared
3 29 (15.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.05%) BC Cleared
4 2 (1.05%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.53%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.79%) PCI DSS
2 9 (4.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (4.74%) GDPR
2 9 (4.74%) PSD2
3 6 (3.16%) QA
System Software
1 15 (7.89%) Docker
2 5 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.53%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.53%) KVM
3 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 34 (17.89%) Ansible
2 11 (5.79%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.53%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.53%) Puppet
3 1 (0.53%) Salt
3 1 (0.53%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (8.95%) Google
2 9 (4.74%) Oracle
3 7 (3.68%) Cloudera
4 5 (2.63%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.63%) VMware
5 3 (1.58%) SAP
6 1 (0.53%) Apple
6 1 (0.53%) Guidewire
6 1 (0.53%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.53%) SaltStack