Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 6 8
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2 +4
Contract jobs citing Java 147 164 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 9.79% 12.23% 15.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.30% 30.54% 30.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 130 133
Wales median daily rate £440 £419 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.07% +11.67% -
10th Percentile £302 £240 £313
90th Percentile £600 £550 £475
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Wales median hourly rate - - £42.29
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £41.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year +1.20% +7.10% -3.13%

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 631 537 629
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 42.04% 40.04% 51.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 410 429
Wales median daily rate £400 £393 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +7.83% +4.00%
10th Percentile £298 £206 £208
90th Percentile £560 £538 £470
UK median daily rate £463 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +7.56% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 27
Wales median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% +75.00% -
10th Percentile £18.17 £14.25 £11.19
90th Percentile £77.50 £77.50 £45.95
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year -3.61% +7.79% +10.00%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -5 117 £425 +3.66% 29
West Wales +3 20 £575 +24.32%
Java
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 70 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (32.65%) Test Automation
3 41 (27.89%) JavaScript
4 40 (27.21%) Microservices
5 38 (25.85%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (23.81%) Web Services
7 33 (22.45%) Python
8 30 (20.41%) Oracle
8 30 (20.41%) MongoDB
9 29 (19.73%) Security Cleared
9 29 (19.73%) Java 8
10 28 (19.05%) Spring
11 27 (18.37%) C#
11 27 (18.37%) Scala
11 27 (18.37%) Ansible
12 26 (17.69%) Jenkins
13 25 (17.01%) HTML
13 25 (17.01%) DevOps
14 24 (16.33%) Software Engineering
14 24 (16.33%) SC Cleared
15 23 (15.65%) Play Framework
15 23 (15.65%) REST
15 23 (15.65%) SQL
16 22 (14.97%) Scrum
17 20 (13.61%) Selenium
17 20 (13.61%) Docker
17 20 (13.61%) Dropwizard
18 19 (12.93%) Continuous Delivery
18 19 (12.93%) Amazon AWS
19 18 (12.24%) Relational Database

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 (4.76%) Apache
2 5 (3.40%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.72%) Confluence
3 4 (2.72%) JBoss
3 4 (2.72%) Mule
3 4 (2.72%) WildFly
4 3 (2.04%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.04%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.36%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.36%) SAS
6 1 (0.68%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.68%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.68%) Mongoose
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.93%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (11.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.08%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.68%) GitHub
4 1 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.76%) HTTP
2 5 (3.40%) DNS
2 5 (3.40%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.68%) Firewall
3 1 (0.68%) Internet
3 1 (0.68%) Intranet
3 1 (0.68%) Network Security
3 1 (0.68%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (20.41%) MongoDB
2 18 (12.24%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (12.24%) Relational Database
2 18 (12.24%) SQL Server
3 12 (8.16%) Event Store
3 12 (8.16%) Oracle Database
4 10 (6.80%) RDBMS
5 7 (4.76%) MySQL
6 5 (3.40%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.72%) Big Data
8 3 (2.04%) Apache Hive
8 3 (2.04%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.36%) HBase
9 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (1.36%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.68%) Impala
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 26 (17.69%) Jenkins
2 20 (13.61%) Selenium
3 17 (11.56%) Git (software)
4 12 (8.16%) Cucumber
4 12 (8.16%) JMeter
5 7 (4.76%) JIRA
5 7 (4.76%) SoapUI
6 5 (3.40%) Maven
6 5 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (2.72%) Artifactory
7 4 (2.72%) JUnit
7 4 (2.72%) SonarQube
7 4 (2.72%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (2.72%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.04%) Capybara
8 3 (2.04%) Hudson
8 3 (2.04%) Mockito
8 3 (2.04%) Subversion
8 3 (2.04%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.36%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (7.48%) Finance
2 5 (3.40%) Banking
3 4 (2.72%) Investment Banking
3 4 (2.72%) Law
3 4 (2.72%) Marketing
4 2 (1.36%) Electronics
4 2 (1.36%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.36%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.68%) Back Office
5 1 (0.68%) Digital Economy
5 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.68%) Games
5 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 72 (48.98%) Developer
2 62 (42.18%) Java Developer
3 17 (11.56%) Software Engineer
4 16 (10.88%) Analyst
5 12 (8.16%) Test Engineer
6 11 (7.48%) Senior Developer
7 10 (6.80%) Java Engineer
7 10 (6.80%) Test Analyst
8 9 (6.12%) Senior Java Developer
9 8 (5.44%) Java Software Engineer
10 7 (4.76%) Software Test Engineer
11 6 (4.08%) AWS Developer
11 6 (4.08%) Oracle Developer
12 5 (3.40%) Agile Developer
12 5 (3.40%) Agile Java Developer
12 5 (3.40%) Business Analyst
12 5 (3.40%) Python Developer
12 5 (3.40%) Tester
13 4 (2.72%) Python Software Engineer
13 4 (2.72%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (23.81%) Web Services
2 28 (19.05%) Spring
3 25 (17.01%) HTML
4 23 (15.65%) Play Framework
4 23 (15.65%) REST
5 20 (13.61%) Dropwizard
6 18 (12.24%) SOAP
7 16 (10.88%) Spring Boot
8 13 (8.84%) Hibernate
8 13 (8.84%) RESTful
9 12 (8.16%) .NET
10 11 (7.48%) CSS
11 10 (6.80%) AngularJS
11 10 (6.80%) J2EE
12 6 (4.08%) XML
13 4 (2.72%) Middleware
14 3 (2.04%) JSON
14 3 (2.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 2 (1.36%) Java EE
15 2 (1.36%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.48%) Public Cloud
2 9 (6.12%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.36%) Oracle Exalogic
5 2 (1.36%) User Experience
6 1 (0.68%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.68%) Fintech
6 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.52%) Linux
2 10 (6.80%) Unix
3 4 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.04%) Windows
4 3 (2.04%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.36%) AIX
5 2 (1.36%) Solaris
6 1 (0.68%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (32.65%) Test Automation
3 40 (27.21%) Microservices
4 38 (25.85%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (17.01%) DevOps
6 24 (16.33%) Software Engineering
7 22 (14.97%) Scrum
8 19 (12.93%) Continuous Delivery
9 17 (11.56%) BDD
9 17 (11.56%) Performance Testing
10 15 (10.20%) OO
11 14 (9.52%) Domain-Driven Design
12 12 (8.16%) Open Source
12 12 (8.16%) TDD
13 11 (7.48%) Migration
14 10 (6.80%) CQRS
14 10 (6.80%) OOD
15 9 (6.12%) Collaborative Working
16 8 (5.44%) Analytics
16 8 (5.44%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (27.89%) JavaScript
2 33 (22.45%) Python
3 29 (19.73%) Java 8
4 27 (18.37%) C#
4 27 (18.37%) Scala
5 23 (15.65%) SQL
6 12 (8.16%) PHP
7 7 (4.76%) Bash Shell
7 7 (4.76%) PL/SQL
8 6 (4.08%) C++
8 6 (4.08%) R
9 4 (2.72%) Go
9 4 (2.72%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.72%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.36%) Ruby
11 1 (0.68%) C-shell
11 1 (0.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 29 (19.73%) Security Cleared
2 24 (16.33%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.80%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (4.76%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.68%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.68%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.80%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.68%) Solvency II
System Software
1 20 (13.61%) Docker
2 3 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.68%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 27 (18.37%) Ansible
2 11 (7.48%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.68%) Oozie
3 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.68%) Puppet
3 1 (0.68%) Salt
3 1 (0.68%) Terraform
Vendors
1 30 (20.41%) Oracle
2 13 (8.84%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.76%) Google
4 6 (4.08%) Cloudera
5 5 (3.40%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.04%) VMware
7 2 (1.36%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.36%) SAP
8 1 (0.68%) Apple
8 1 (0.68%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.68%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.68%) TIBCO