Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 4 10
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6 -2
Contract jobs citing Java 149 262 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 12.45% 18.40% 14.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.25% 43.59% 28.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 170 183
Wales median daily rate £450 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +26.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £304 £325 £250
90th Percentile £588 £577 £475
UK median daily rate £500 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Wales median hourly rate - - £58.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +9.89%

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 462 601 797
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 38.60% 42.21% 48.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 406 582
Wales median daily rate £375 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +17.86% -
10th Percentile £253 £266 £225
90th Percentile £538 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 24
Wales median hourly rate £18.75 £55.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.91% +168.29% +3.02%
10th Percentile £14.29 £17.83 £13.00
90th Percentile £39.20 £77.50 £56.16
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 74 £418 -12.11% 13
West Wales -1 55 £525 +10.53% 2
North Wales -2 9 £375 -6.25% 3
Java
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 86 (57.72%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (45.64%) SQL
2 68 (45.64%) JavaScript
3 65 (43.62%) Amazon AWS
4 62 (41.61%) Web Services
5 57 (38.26%) Open Source
6 53 (35.57%) HTML
7 50 (33.56%) Python
7 50 (33.56%) Git (software)
7 50 (33.56%) Dropwizard
8 46 (30.87%) CSS
9 43 (28.86%) RESTful
9 43 (28.86%) Relational Database
10 42 (28.19%) NoSQL
11 40 (26.85%) Node.js
12 39 (26.17%) Security Cleared
13 37 (24.83%) PaaS
13 37 (24.83%) MongoDB
14 36 (24.16%) CQRS
15 35 (23.49%) Serverless
16 31 (20.81%) SC Cleared
17 27 (18.12%) Continuous Integration
17 27 (18.12%) REST
18 25 (16.78%) Spring
19 24 (16.11%) Software Engineering
19 24 (16.11%) PostgreSQL
20 23 (15.44%) Software Delivery
21 22 (14.77%) Jenkins
22 21 (14.09%) Microservices
22 21 (14.09%) BPSS Clearance

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 (5.37%) Tomcat
2 6 (4.03%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.68%) Mule
3 4 (2.68%) SAS
3 4 (2.68%) WildFly
4 3 (2.01%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.34%) CMS
5 2 (1.34%) JCAPS
5 2 (1.34%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.34%) WordPress
6 1 (0.67%) Apache
6 1 (0.67%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.67%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.67%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (1.34%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 65 (43.62%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (24.83%) PaaS
3 35 (23.49%) Serverless
4 10 (6.71%) Google Analytics
5 5 (3.36%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.01%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.01%) BrowserStack
6 3 (2.01%) npm
7 2 (1.34%) GitHub
7 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.38%) HTTP
2 3 (2.01%) AMQP
3 2 (1.34%) SMS
4 1 (0.67%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (28.86%) Relational Database
2 42 (28.19%) NoSQL
3 37 (24.83%) MongoDB
4 24 (16.11%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (6.71%) Event Store
6 9 (6.04%) Oracle Database
6 9 (6.04%) RDBMS
7 8 (5.37%) SQL Server
8 4 (2.68%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.68%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (2.01%) MySQL
9 3 (2.01%) Neo4j
10 2 (1.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.67%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.67%) Big Data
11 1 (0.67%) HBase
11 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 1 (0.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 50 (33.56%) Git (software)
2 22 (14.77%) Jenkins
3 12 (8.05%) Cucumber
4 9 (6.04%) JUnit
4 9 (6.04%) Visual Studio
5 7 (4.70%) Ant
5 7 (4.70%) Eclipse
5 7 (4.70%) Maven
6 5 (3.36%) Selenium
7 4 (2.68%) IntelliJ
7 4 (2.68%) JIRA
7 4 (2.68%) JMeter
7 4 (2.68%) Subversion
7 4 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (2.68%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (2.01%) Grunt
8 3 (2.01%) gulp
8 3 (2.01%) JProfiler
8 3 (2.01%) Mockito
8 3 (2.01%) SonarQube
General
1 14 (9.40%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.38%) Finance
3 6 (4.03%) Marketing
4 5 (3.36%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.68%) Electronics
6 3 (2.01%) Legal
6 3 (2.01%) Local Government
7 2 (1.34%) Advertising
7 2 (1.34%) Banking
7 2 (1.34%) Publishing
8 1 (0.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 104 (69.80%) Developer
2 74 (49.66%) Java Developer
3 18 (12.08%) Architect
4 13 (8.72%) Technical Architect
5 12 (8.05%) Software Engineer
6 7 (4.70%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 7 (4.70%) Software Developer
7 6 (4.03%) AWS Developer
7 6 (4.03%) Java Engineer
7 6 (4.03%) Java Software Engineer
8 5 (3.36%) Python Developer
9 4 (2.68%) Android Developer
9 4 (2.68%) Cloud Developer
9 4 (2.68%) Data Architect
9 4 (2.68%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (2.68%) Senior Developer
10 3 (2.01%) Consultant
10 3 (2.01%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 3 (2.01%) Java Software Developer
10 3 (2.01%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (41.61%) Web Services
2 53 (35.57%) HTML
3 50 (33.56%) Dropwizard
4 46 (30.87%) CSS
5 43 (28.86%) RESTful
6 40 (26.85%) Node.js
7 27 (18.12%) REST
8 25 (16.78%) Spring
9 16 (10.74%) SOAP
9 16 (10.74%) XML
10 13 (8.72%) Hibernate
10 13 (8.72%) JSON
11 12 (8.05%) Play Framework
12 11 (7.38%) .NET
12 11 (7.38%) Spring Boot
13 9 (6.04%) Kafka
14 8 (5.37%) J2EE
14 8 (5.37%) jQuery
15 7 (4.70%) AngularJS
16 6 (4.03%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (2.01%) Data Structures
1 3 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (1.34%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.67%) Fintech
3 1 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (0.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 21 (14.09%) Linux
2 16 (10.74%) Unix
3 12 (8.05%) Mac OS X
4 5 (3.36%) Windows
5 4 (2.68%) Android
6 2 (1.34%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.67%) AIX
7 1 (0.67%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (0.67%) CentOS
7 1 (0.67%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (57.72%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (38.26%) Open Source
3 36 (24.16%) CQRS
4 27 (18.12%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (16.11%) Software Engineering
6 23 (15.44%) Software Delivery
7 21 (14.09%) Microservices
8 19 (12.75%) Test Automation
9 18 (12.08%) Collaborative Working
10 16 (10.74%) Data Security
10 16 (10.74%) Migration
11 14 (9.40%) TDD
12 12 (8.05%) Configuration Management
13 10 (6.71%) Analytics
13 10 (6.71%) Domain-Driven Design
13 10 (6.71%) Responsive Web Design
13 10 (6.71%) Scrum
14 9 (6.04%) E-Commerce
14 9 (6.04%) Unit Testing
15 7 (4.70%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 68 (45.64%) JavaScript
1 68 (45.64%) SQL
2 50 (33.56%) Python
3 14 (9.40%) Scala
4 11 (7.38%) Go
4 11 (7.38%) Perl
5 5 (3.36%) PL/SQL
5 5 (3.36%) R
6 3 (2.01%) C#
6 3 (2.01%) C++
6 3 (2.01%) XPath
7 2 (1.34%) PHP
8 1 (0.67%) C
8 1 (0.67%) Kotlin
8 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (26.17%) Security Cleared
2 31 (20.81%) SC Cleared
3 21 (14.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.34%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.67%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.67%) Degree
5 1 (0.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.38%) Disclosure Scotland
1 11 (7.38%) PCI DSS
2 9 (6.04%) GDPR
2 9 (6.04%) PSD2
3 3 (2.01%) QA
4 2 (1.34%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.34%) Docker
3 2 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.67%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.67%) KVM
4 1 (0.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 13 (8.72%) Ansible
2 2 (1.34%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.67%) Nagios
3 1 (0.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (10.74%) Oracle
2 10 (6.71%) Google
3 4 (2.68%) Cloudera
3 4 (2.68%) SAP
4 3 (2.01%) IBM
4 3 (2.01%) Perforce
4 3 (2.01%) VMware
5 2 (1.34%) Fiorano
5 2 (1.34%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.67%) BT
6 1 (0.67%) Guidewire
6 1 (0.67%) InterSystems
6 1 (0.67%) Twitter