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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 10 10
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Contract jobs citing Java 54 68 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 8.75% 12.27% 13.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.66% 27.87% 30.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 49 103
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £318 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £25.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -10.00%  

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 219 244 389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 35.49% 44.04% 46.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 317 500
Median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £213 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £599 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 15
Median hourly rate £36.50 £11.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +217.39% -34.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.44 £10.00 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £16.53 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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 -8 39 £410 +2.50% 11
West Wales +4 12 £375 -16.66% 2
North Wales -4 2 £243 +115.55%
Java
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 103 (74.10%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (34.53%) Security Cleared
3 43 (30.94%) Spring
3 43 (30.94%) Microservices
4 36 (25.90%) SC Cleared
5 35 (25.18%) Software Engineering
6 27 (19.42%) SQL
6 27 (19.42%) Linux
7 26 (18.71%) Jenkins
8 25 (17.99%) REST
8 25 (17.99%) Scrum
9 24 (17.27%) Hibernate
9 24 (17.27%) Relational Database
10 23 (16.55%) Python
10 23 (16.55%) MongoDB
10 23 (16.55%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (15.83%) Test Automation
12 21 (15.11%) Configuration Management
13 20 (14.39%) RESTful
14 19 (13.67%) Kafka
14 19 (13.67%) TDD
15 18 (12.95%) Cucumber
15 18 (12.95%) Amazon AWS
15 18 (12.95%) JSON
15 18 (12.95%) Problem Management
16 17 (12.23%) JavaScript
17 16 (11.51%) HTTP
17 16 (11.51%) Finance
17 16 (11.51%) DevOps
18 15 (10.79%) Spring Boot

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 8 (5.76%) Apache
2 4 (2.88%) Apache Spark
2 4 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.88%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.16%) Apache Solr
3 3 (2.16%) IIS
3 3 (2.16%) Jetty
3 3 (2.16%) Mongrel
3 3 (2.16%) nginx
3 3 (2.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (2.16%) SAS
3 3 (2.16%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.44%) JBoss
4 2 (1.44%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.72%) CMS
5 1 (0.72%) JCAPS
5 1 (0.72%) Liferay
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 5 (3.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.95%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.32%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (4.32%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.16%) GitHub
3 3 (2.16%) Google App Engine
3 3 (2.16%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.16%) PaaS
4 2 (1.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.72%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.72%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.72%) Route 53
5 1 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.51%) HTTP
2 6 (4.32%) DNS
3 5 (3.60%) SSL
3 5 (3.60%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.88%) DSL
5 3 (2.16%) DHCP
5 3 (2.16%) FTP
5 3 (2.16%) IPsec
6 1 (0.72%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.27%) Relational Database
2 23 (16.55%) MongoDB
3 8 (5.76%) Neo4j
4 7 (5.04%) Big Data
5 4 (2.88%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.88%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.88%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.16%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.16%) HBase
6 3 (2.16%) Pentaho
6 3 (2.16%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.44%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (1.44%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.44%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.72%) Impala
8 1 (0.72%) Presto
8 1 (0.72%) Redis
Development Applications
1 26 (18.71%) Jenkins
2 18 (12.95%) Cucumber
3 12 (8.63%) Git (software)
4 8 (5.76%) Selenium
5 6 (4.32%) Maven
6 5 (3.60%) JIRA
6 5 (3.60%) JUnit
7 4 (2.88%) Ant
7 4 (2.88%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.16%) Toad
8 3 (2.16%) Travis CI
8 3 (2.16%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.44%) Android Studio
9 2 (1.44%) Hudson
9 2 (1.44%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.72%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.72%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.72%) JBehave
10 1 (0.72%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (11.51%) Finance
2 9 (6.47%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.60%) Electronics
3 5 (3.60%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.60%) Marketing
4 2 (1.44%) Banking
5 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (55.40%) Developer
2 55 (39.57%) Java Developer
3 27 (19.42%) Java Engineer
4 19 (13.67%) Software Engineer
5 14 (10.07%) Java Software Engineer
5 14 (10.07%) Support Engineer
6 11 (7.91%) Python Developer
7 9 (6.47%) Applications Engineer
7 9 (6.47%) Applications Support
7 9 (6.47%) Applications Support Engineer
7 9 (6.47%) Java Web Developer
7 9 (6.47%) Web Developer
8 7 (5.04%) Agile Developer
8 7 (5.04%) Agile Java Developer
8 7 (5.04%) Architect
8 7 (5.04%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 6 (4.32%) Java Architect
9 6 (4.32%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.32%) Senior Java Developer
10 5 (3.60%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (30.94%) Spring
2 25 (17.99%) REST
3 24 (17.27%) Hibernate
4 20 (14.39%) RESTful
5 19 (13.67%) Kafka
6 18 (12.95%) JSON
7 15 (10.79%) Spring Boot
7 15 (10.79%) Web Services
8 13 (9.35%) Dropwizard
9 12 (8.63%) HTML
10 11 (7.91%) J2EE
10 11 (7.91%) XML
11 9 (6.47%) .NET
11 9 (6.47%) iXBRL
12 8 (5.76%) JAX-RS
13 5 (3.60%) Java EE
14 4 (2.88%) CSS
15 3 (2.16%) Servlets
15 3 (2.16%) SOAP
15 3 (2.16%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (2.16%) Computer Science
1 3 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (1.44%) Fintech
2 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.72%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
3 1 (0.72%) Digital Media
3 1 (0.72%) Social Media
3 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (19.42%) Linux
2 12 (8.63%) Unix
3 8 (5.76%) Mac OS X
4 4 (2.88%) Android
5 3 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (74.10%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (30.94%) Microservices
3 35 (25.18%) Software Engineering
4 25 (17.99%) Scrum
5 23 (16.55%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (15.83%) Test Automation
7 21 (15.11%) Configuration Management
8 19 (13.67%) TDD
9 18 (12.95%) Problem Management
10 16 (11.51%) DevOps
11 14 (10.07%) Mentoring
11 14 (10.07%) Open Source
12 13 (9.35%) Continuous Deployment
13 12 (8.63%) Front End Development
14 11 (7.91%) Software Delivery
15 10 (7.19%) Data Protection
15 10 (7.19%) RUP
15 10 (7.19%) Web Development
16 9 (6.47%) Domain-Driven Design
16 9 (6.47%) OO
Programming Languages
1 27 (19.42%) SQL
2 23 (16.55%) Python
3 17 (12.23%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.76%) Go
5 6 (4.32%) Scala
6 5 (3.60%) C#
7 4 (2.88%) Perl
8 3 (2.16%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.16%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.44%) R
9 2 (1.44%) VB
9 2 (1.44%) VB6
10 1 (0.72%) C++
10 1 (0.72%) Groovy
10 1 (0.72%) Korn
Qualifications
1 48 (34.53%) Security Cleared
2 36 (25.90%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.04%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (5.04%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.16%) CBAP
4 3 (2.16%) Degree
4 3 (2.16%) ISEB
5 1 (0.72%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.04%) QA
2 3 (2.16%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.72%) HL7
System Software
1 12 (8.63%) Docker
2 5 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.16%) Xen
4 2 (1.44%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (10.79%) Ansible
2 8 (5.76%) Puppet
3 6 (4.32%) Terraform
4 5 (3.60%) Rundeck
5 4 (2.88%) Marathon
5 4 (2.88%) Mesos
5 4 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.44%) Kibana
8 1 (0.72%) Fluentd
8 1 (0.72%) Grafana
8 1 (0.72%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 14 (10.07%) Oracle
2 5 (3.60%) SAP
2 5 (3.60%) VMware
3 3 (2.16%) Google
3 3 (2.16%) HP
3 3 (2.16%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.16%) Splunk
3 3 (2.16%) Thunderhead
4 2 (1.44%) Adobe
4 2 (1.44%) Blue Prism
4 2 (1.44%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.72%) Fiorano
5 1 (0.72%) IBM
5 1 (0.72%) InterSystems