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 3 months to 29 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
UK / Wales
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 10 11
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1  
Contract jobs citing Java 85 107 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 12.09% 16.21% 10.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.41% 30.14% 27.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 69 58
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £325 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £43.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.75 £38.25
% change year-on-year +5.80% +1.30%  

Java is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 289 355 288
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 41.11% 53.79% 39.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 236 185
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £263 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.91% -33.07%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing Java as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 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
South Wales +6 63 £406 +8.33% 15
West Wales -6 19 £500 +11.11% 3
Java
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Java also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Java.

1 214 (79.85%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (35.45%) Security Cleared
3 94 (35.07%) Scrum
4 79 (29.48%) SC Cleared
5 71 (26.49%) Spring
6 68 (25.37%) Software Engineering
7 67 (25.00%) Linux
7 67 (25.00%) Relational Database
8 66 (24.63%) JSON
9 64 (23.88%) TDD
9 64 (23.88%) REST
10 61 (22.76%) Jenkins
11 58 (21.64%) SQL
12 56 (20.90%) Continuous Integration
13 55 (20.52%) Microservices
14 54 (20.15%) Amazon AWS
15 51 (19.03%) Cucumber
16 50 (18.66%) Configuration Management
17 47 (17.54%) Web Services
17 47 (17.54%) RESTful
18 46 (17.16%) Dropwizard
19 44 (16.42%) Open Source
19 44 (16.42%) HTML
20 42 (15.67%) DevOps
20 42 (15.67%) MongoDB
21 41 (15.30%) Mentoring
22 40 (14.93%) Ansible
22 40 (14.93%) Software Delivery
22 40 (14.93%) HTTP
22 40 (14.93%) Finance

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 25 (9.33%) WebLogic
2 10 (3.73%) Apache
2 10 (3.73%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.87%) Liferay
3 5 (1.87%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.49%) JBoss
4 4 (1.49%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.12%) IIS
5 3 (1.12%) Jetty
5 3 (1.12%) Mongrel
5 3 (1.12%) nginx
5 3 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.37%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.37%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.37%) Confluence
7 1 (0.37%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 21 (7.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 54 (20.15%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.61%) PaaS
3 6 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (2.24%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.12%) Google App Engine
5 3 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.37%) Route 53
7 1 (0.37%) SaaS
7 1 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (14.93%) HTTP
2 5 (1.87%) SSL
2 5 (1.87%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.49%) DNS
3 4 (1.49%) DSL
4 3 (1.12%) DHCP
4 3 (1.12%) FTP
4 3 (1.12%) IPsec
5 1 (0.37%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 42 (15.67%) MongoDB
3 17 (6.34%) Neo4j
4 11 (4.10%) Big Data
5 9 (3.36%) NoSQL
5 9 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.61%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (2.61%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.87%) Event Store
8 3 (1.12%) Geospatial Data
8 3 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.75%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.75%) MySQL
9 2 (0.75%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (0.75%) Pentaho
9 2 (0.75%) Redis
10 1 (0.37%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.37%) HBase
Development Applications
1 61 (22.76%) Jenkins
2 51 (19.03%) Cucumber
3 36 (13.43%) Selenium
4 32 (11.94%) JUnit
5 23 (8.58%) JBehave
6 19 (7.09%) Maven
7 18 (6.72%) Git (software)
8 7 (2.61%) JMeter
8 7 (2.61%) LoadRunner
9 5 (1.87%) JIRA
9 5 (1.87%) Rational Performance Tester
9 5 (1.87%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.12%) The Grinder
10 3 (1.12%) Travis CI
10 3 (1.12%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.75%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.75%) WinRunner
12 1 (0.37%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
12 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (14.93%) Finance
2 24 (8.96%) Telecoms
3 21 (7.84%) Electronics
3 21 (7.84%) Manufacturing
3 21 (7.84%) Marketing
4 2 (0.75%) Banking
5 1 (0.37%) Games
5 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 187 (69.78%) Developer
2 149 (55.60%) Java Developer
3 37 (13.81%) Java Engineer
4 26 (9.70%) Agile Developer
5 25 (9.33%) Agile Java Developer
5 25 (9.33%) Software Engineer
6 22 (8.21%) Cloud Developer
7 20 (7.46%) Senior Developer
7 20 (7.46%) Senior Java Developer
8 19 (7.09%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 15 (5.60%) Applications Developer
10 14 (5.22%) Java Software Engineer
11 13 (4.85%) AWS Developer
11 13 (4.85%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (3.73%) Consultant
12 10 (3.73%) Support Engineer
13 9 (3.36%) Java Web Developer
13 9 (3.36%) Web Developer
14 7 (2.61%) Applications Support Engineer
14 7 (2.61%) Java Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (26.49%) Spring
2 66 (24.63%) JSON
3 64 (23.88%) REST
4 47 (17.54%) RESTful
4 47 (17.54%) Web Services
5 46 (17.16%) Dropwizard
6 44 (16.42%) HTML
7 38 (14.18%) XML
8 37 (13.81%) Hibernate
9 30 (11.19%) CSS
10 26 (9.70%) Kafka
10 26 (9.70%) Spring Boot
11 19 (7.09%) iXBRL
12 17 (6.34%) J2EE
12 17 (6.34%) JAX-RS
13 10 (3.73%) Node.js
14 9 (3.36%) SOAP
15 7 (2.61%) .NET
16 5 (1.87%) Java EE
16 5 (1.87%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.99%) Algorithms
3 2 (0.75%) Computer Science
3 2 (0.75%) Fintech
3 2 (0.75%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.37%) Blog
4 1 (0.37%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.37%) iPad
4 1 (0.37%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.37%) Social Media
4 1 (0.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 67 (25.00%) Linux
2 37 (13.81%) Unix
3 21 (7.84%) Windows
4 16 (5.97%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.12%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.37%) Android
7 1 (0.37%) CentOS
7 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (79.85%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (35.07%) Scrum
3 68 (25.37%) Software Engineering
4 64 (23.88%) TDD
5 56 (20.90%) Continuous Integration
6 55 (20.52%) Microservices
7 50 (18.66%) Configuration Management
8 44 (16.42%) Open Source
9 42 (15.67%) DevOps
10 41 (15.30%) Mentoring
11 40 (14.93%) Software Delivery
12 37 (13.81%) BDD
13 30 (11.19%) Domain-Driven Design
14 28 (10.45%) Kanban
15 27 (10.07%) Web Development
16 26 (9.70%) Continuous Improvement
17 25 (9.33%) Automated Testing
18 24 (8.96%) Continuous Deployment
18 24 (8.96%) OWASP
19 23 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 58 (21.64%) SQL
2 37 (13.81%) JavaScript
3 28 (10.45%) Go
3 28 (10.45%) Python
4 17 (6.34%) Scala
5 9 (3.36%) Ruby
6 7 (2.61%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.87%) Groovy
8 4 (1.49%) Perl
9 3 (1.12%) C#
10 2 (0.75%) C
10 2 (0.75%) R
10 2 (0.75%) VB
10 2 (0.75%) VB6
11 1 (0.37%) ABAP
11 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.37%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 95 (35.45%) Security Cleared
2 79 (29.48%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.36%) Degree
4 8 (2.99%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (2.99%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.61%) CEH
5 7 (2.61%) CISSP
5 7 (2.61%) CREST Certified
5 7 (2.61%) ISEB
6 2 (0.75%) CBAP
7 1 (0.37%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.70%) QA
2 6 (2.24%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (6.72%) Docker
2 3 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.12%) Xen
3 1 (0.37%) HDFS
3 1 (0.37%) vCloud
3 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 40 (14.93%) Ansible
2 10 (3.73%) Puppet
3 7 (2.61%) Terraform
4 5 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.87%) Rundeck
5 4 (1.49%) Marathon
5 4 (1.49%) Mesos
6 1 (0.37%) Consul
6 1 (0.37%) Fluentd
6 1 (0.37%) Grafana
6 1 (0.37%) Kibana
6 1 (0.37%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.37%) Nagios
6 1 (0.37%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 22 (8.21%) Oracle
1 22 (8.21%) SAP
2 9 (3.36%) HP
3 4 (1.49%) Splunk
3 4 (1.49%) VMware
4 3 (1.12%) Google
4 3 (1.12%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.12%) Siebel
4 3 (1.12%) Thunderhead
5 2 (0.75%) Blue Prism
6 1 (0.37%) Adobe
6 1 (0.37%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.37%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.37%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.37%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.37%) PagerDuty
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Rate: £299 - £361 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wales
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £235 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Rate: £299 - £361 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 6 days ago