The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Java Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Developer
Rank 43 51 56
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 2367 2050 1862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.38% 3.59% 3.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.63% 3.79% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1805 1438 1316
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £618 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 12
Median hourly rate £35.50 £41.38 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.19% +18.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.05 £35.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £60.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51171 54063 51068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.76% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33246 34265 30949
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 2016 2062
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.58 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Java Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Java Developer in the job title.

Java Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Java Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java Developer within the UK.

Java Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Java Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

Java Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Java Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Java Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Java Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

Java Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Java Developer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England +12 2216 £450 - 639
London -7 1062 £500 - 344
South East +49 339 £475 +18.75% 73
City of London +7 234 £525 -4.54% 84
Yorkshire +54 207 £425 +13.33% 44
North West +33 182 £425 +6.25% 66
West Yorkshire +48 168 £425 +13.33% 31
South West +11 153 £375 -9.09% 45
Leeds +47 151 £425 +13.33% 25
Scotland -5 120 £360 -4.00% 20
Manchester +32 114 £425 - 43
Oxfordshire +25 101 £475 +11.76% 23
East of England -4 95 £418 +8.44% 25
West Midlands +35 94 £400 +16.36% 18
Edinburgh -4 60 £350 -9.09% 9
Oxford +8 58 £450 +1.98% 10
Gloucestershire -1 56 £435 -5.94% 5
Cheshire +19 51 £425 +6.25% 14
Surrey -3 46 £456 +14.06% 13
Glasgow -4 43 £400 +14.28% 8
West Sussex +22 41 £475 +18.75% 4
East Midlands +13 41 £388 +10.71% 14
Birmingham +22 40 £400 +23.07% 6
North East -29 38 £425 +21.42% 10
Chester +18 36 £456 +20.46% 2
Tyne and Wear -31 34 £413 +17.85% 10
East Sussex +35 33 £525 +45.83% 5
Brighton +28 30 £525 +31.25% 5
Hampshire +2 30 £425 +21.42% 5
Buckinghamshire +26 29 £350 -6.66% 4

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 4822 (99.94%) Java
2 2834 (58.74%) Agile Software Development
3 2178 (45.14%) Spring
4 1708 (35.40%) TDD
5 1391 (28.83%) JavaScript
6 1192 (24.70%) HTML
7 1105 (22.90%) Scrum
8 1077 (22.32%) Hibernate
9 1054 (21.84%) Web Services
10 1030 (21.35%) SQL
11 1025 (21.24%) REST
12 982 (20.35%) Finance
13 970 (20.10%) Oracle
14 873 (18.09%) CSS
15 870 (18.03%) J2EE
16 820 (16.99%) Maven
17 800 (16.58%) Linux
18 770 (15.96%) Continuous Integration
19 764 (15.83%) JUnit
20 757 (15.69%) BDD
21 756 (15.67%) XML
22 728 (15.09%) Git (software)
23 662 (13.72%) AngularJS
24 647 (13.41%) RESTful
25 636 (13.18%) Banking
26 623 (12.91%) Scala
27 616 (12.77%) Jenkins
28 613 (12.70%) SOAP
29 567 (11.75%) HTML5
30 559 (11.59%) OO

Java Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 487 (10.09%) Tomcat
2 454 (9.41%) JBoss
3 220 (4.56%) WebSphere
4 218 (4.52%) Apache
4 218 (4.52%) WebLogic
5 143 (2.96%) Apache Spark
6 99 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
7 91 (1.89%) Confluence
8 80 (1.66%) Mule
9 78 (1.62%) Jetty
10 64 (1.33%) CMS
11 56 (1.16%) Oracle Coherence
11 56 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
12 52 (1.08%) nginx
13 48 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 47 (0.97%) Mule ESB
15 44 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
16 43 (0.89%) GlassFish
17 33 (0.68%) Apache Solr
18 32 (0.66%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 21 (0.44%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.15%) Gliffy
3 4 (0.083%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.062%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.041%) MS Office
6 1 (0.021%) GIMP
6 1 (0.021%) Weka
Business Applications
1 55 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 23 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
3 22 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
4 16 (0.33%) ION MarketView
5 8 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
6 6 (0.12%) RMDS
6 6 (0.12%) Summit
7 2 (0.041%) BigMachines
7 2 (0.041%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.041%) Loan IQ
7 2 (0.041%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.041%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.041%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.041%) Revive Adserver
8 1 (0.021%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.021%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.021%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.021%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.021%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.021%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 346 (7.17%) Amazon AWS
2 145 (3.01%) GitHub
3 95 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 76 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
5 63 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
6 32 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
7 30 (0.62%) Amazon S3
8 26 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
9 25 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
9 25 (0.52%) PaaS
10 24 (0.50%) Google App Engine
11 22 (0.46%) SaaS
12 21 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
12 21 (0.44%) Google Analytics
13 13 (0.27%) Bluemix
13 13 (0.27%) Heroku
13 13 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 12 (0.25%) Amazon Kinesis
15 5 (0.10%) Boomi
15 5 (0.10%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 249 (5.16%) HTTP
2 50 (1.04%) Internet
3 34 (0.70%) LDAP
4 32 (0.66%) SSL
5 24 (0.50%) Network Security
6 19 (0.39%) TCP/IP
7 17 (0.35%) SNMP
8 13 (0.27%) SSH
9 10 (0.21%) AMQP
10 8 (0.17%) SAN
11 6 (0.12%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.12%) tcpdump
12 5 (0.10%) Intranet
12 5 (0.10%) Wireshark
13 4 (0.083%) Unified Communications
14 3 (0.062%) FTP
14 3 (0.062%) Kerberos
14 3 (0.062%) NFC
15 2 (0.041%) DNS
15 2 (0.041%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 457 (9.47%) MongoDB
2 454 (9.41%) NoSQL
3 416 (8.62%) Relational Database
4 332 (6.88%) SQL Server
5 283 (5.87%) MySQL
6 262 (5.43%) Hadoop
7 250 (5.18%) Oracle Database
8 225 (4.66%) Apache Cassandra
9 202 (4.19%) Big Data
10 180 (3.73%) PostgreSQL
11 132 (2.74%) RDBMS
12 96 (1.99%) Neo4j
13 86 (1.78%) DB2
14 71 (1.47%) Apache Hive
15 66 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 51 (1.06%) HBase
17 43 (0.89%) Redis
18 41 (0.85%) Hazelcast
19 34 (0.70%) Impala
20 33 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 820 (16.99%) Maven
2 764 (15.83%) JUnit
3 728 (15.09%) Git (software)
4 616 (12.77%) Jenkins
5 420 (8.70%) Subversion
6 346 (7.17%) Eclipse
7 339 (7.03%) Cucumber
8 328 (6.80%) JIRA
9 301 (6.24%) Mockito
10 249 (5.16%) Selenium
11 196 (4.06%) Gradle
12 187 (3.88%) Ant
13 128 (2.65%) IntelliJ
14 87 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 81 (1.68%) JBehave
16 79 (1.64%) TeamCity
17 78 (1.62%) Hudson
18 66 (1.37%) SoapUI
19 63 (1.31%) JMeter
20 58 (1.20%) Spock
General
1 982 (20.35%) Finance
2 636 (13.18%) Banking
3 258 (5.35%) Front Office
4 221 (4.58%) Investment Banking
5 164 (3.40%) Retail
6 109 (2.26%) Marketing
7 88 (1.82%) Telecoms
8 76 (1.58%) Manufacturing
9 57 (1.18%) Electronics
10 49 (1.02%) Publishing
11 47 (0.97%) Games
12 35 (0.73%) Back Office
13 34 (0.70%) Financial Institution
14 21 (0.44%) Automotive
15 18 (0.37%) Retail Banking
16 16 (0.33%) Legal
17 15 (0.31%) Law
18 13 (0.27%) Advertising
19 10 (0.21%) International Banking
19 10 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2178 (45.14%) Spring
2 1192 (24.70%) HTML
3 1077 (22.32%) Hibernate
4 1054 (21.84%) Web Services
5 1025 (21.24%) REST
6 873 (18.09%) CSS
7 870 (18.03%) J2EE
8 756 (15.67%) XML
9 662 (13.72%) AngularJS
10 647 (13.41%) RESTful
11 613 (12.70%) SOAP
12 567 (11.75%) HTML5
13 523 (10.84%) JSON
14 391 (8.10%) Java EE
15 382 (7.92%) jQuery
16 355 (7.36%) JSP
17 344 (7.13%) JMS
18 300 (6.22%) Node.js
19 281 (5.82%) Spring MVC
20 261 (5.41%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 250 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
2 181 (3.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 149 (3.09%) Derivative
4 126 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
5 119 (2.47%) Computer Science
6 93 (1.93%) Fixed Income
7 78 (1.62%) User Experience
8 66 (1.37%) Equities
9 63 (1.31%) Algorithms
9 63 (1.31%) Mobile App
10 45 (0.93%) Mathematics
11 42 (0.87%) Data Structures
12 41 (0.85%) N-Tier
13 33 (0.68%) Data Integration
13 33 (0.68%) Digital Media
13 33 (0.68%) Equity Derivative
14 28 (0.58%) iPad
15 27 (0.56%) Fintech
16 23 (0.48%) Market Risk
17 22 (0.46%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 800 (16.58%) Linux
2 523 (10.84%) Unix
3 141 (2.92%) Windows
4 83 (1.72%) Mac OS X
5 70 (1.45%) Android
6 57 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 36 (0.75%) Apple iOS
8 25 (0.52%) Ubuntu
9 17 (0.35%) Windows Server
10 14 (0.29%) Solaris
11 10 (0.21%) CentOS
12 5 (0.10%) AIX
12 5 (0.10%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.083%) zOS
14 3 (0.062%) VMS
15 2 (0.041%) Debian
15 2 (0.041%) OpenVMS
15 2 (0.041%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.021%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2834 (58.74%) Agile Software Development
2 1708 (35.40%) TDD
3 1105 (22.90%) Scrum
4 770 (15.96%) Continuous Integration
5 757 (15.69%) BDD
6 559 (11.59%) OO
7 477 (9.89%) Pair Programming
8 449 (9.31%) Open Source
9 418 (8.66%) MVC
10 414 (8.58%) Software Engineering
11 396 (8.21%) Microservices
12 384 (7.96%) Multithreading
13 377 (7.81%) Kanban
14 325 (6.74%) SOA
15 301 (6.24%) Web Development
16 300 (6.22%) E-Commerce
17 297 (6.16%) DevOps
18 292 (6.05%) Unit Testing
19 262 (5.43%) SDLC
20 219 (4.54%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 4822 (99.94%) Java
2 1391 (28.83%) JavaScript
3 1030 (21.35%) SQL
4 623 (12.91%) Scala
5 330 (6.84%) Python
6 231 (4.79%) C#
7 216 (4.48%) Ruby
8 215 (4.46%) PL/SQL
9 212 (4.39%) Groovy
10 171 (3.54%) C++
11 112 (2.32%) Perl
12 99 (2.05%) C
12 99 (2.05%) Clojure
13 78 (1.62%) PHP
14 64 (1.33%) Shell Script
15 63 (1.31%) Bash Shell
16 44 (0.91%) T-SQL
17 26 (0.54%) Jython
18 25 (0.52%) Go
19 24 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 424 (8.79%) Security Cleared
2 225 (4.66%) SC Cleared
3 205 (4.25%) Degree
4 125 (2.59%) DV Cleared
5 52 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 40 (0.83%) Sun Certification
7 20 (0.41%) BC Cleared
8 17 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
9 13 (0.27%) ISEB
10 11 (0.23%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.17%) OCP
11 8 (0.17%) OCPJP
12 7 (0.15%) OCA
12 7 (0.15%) OCAJ
12 7 (0.15%) PhD
13 3 (0.062%) OCMJD
14 1 (0.021%) DBS Check
14 1 (0.021%) HND
14 1 (0.021%) MBA
14 1 (0.021%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (2.78%) QA
2 48 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.19%) SDET
4 8 (0.17%) SLA
5 7 (0.15%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.15%) GCP
6 4 (0.083%) ISO 14001
6 4 (0.083%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.083%) MiFID
6 4 (0.083%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.041%) GLP
7 2 (0.041%) SEPA
7 2 (0.041%) WCAG
8 1 (0.021%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.021%) FATCA
8 1 (0.021%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 191 (3.96%) Docker
2 48 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
3 14 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.23%) Apache Flume
4 11 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 10 (0.21%) vSphere
6 9 (0.19%) HDFS
7 6 (0.12%) Active Directory
7 6 (0.12%) Platform Symphony
8 4 (0.083%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.062%) iptables
9 3 (0.062%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.041%) GeoWebCache
10 2 (0.041%) GridGain
11 1 (0.021%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.021%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 138 (2.86%) Puppet
2 50 (1.04%) Ansible
3 31 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (0.56%) Kubernetes
5 15 (0.31%) BladeLogic
5 15 (0.31%) Oozie
6 13 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Management
7 12 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 11 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (0.17%) Control-M
9 8 (0.17%) Graphite
9 8 (0.17%) logstash
10 7 (0.15%) Tivoli
11 6 (0.12%) Kibana
12 5 (0.10%) Ambari
12 5 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
12 5 (0.10%) yum
13 4 (0.083%) Nagios
14 3 (0.062%) OpenAM
15 2 (0.041%) Grafana
Vendors
1 970 (20.10%) Oracle
2 165 (3.42%) Google
3 143 (2.96%) IBM
4 129 (2.67%) Sybase
5 80 (1.66%) Red Hat
6 78 (1.62%) Adobe
7 65 (1.35%) SAP
8 50 (1.04%) TIBCO
9 44 (0.91%) Microsoft
10 39 (0.81%) VMware
11 33 (0.68%) ION Trading
11 33 (0.68%) WSO2
12 31 (0.64%) Atlassian
12 31 (0.64%) MuleSoft
13 29 (0.60%) hybris
13 29 (0.60%) Murex
14 24 (0.50%) Calypso
14 24 (0.50%) Perforce
15 21 (0.44%) Sun
15 21 (0.44%) webMethods
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Salt
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
AdRoc Group
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £525 per day + DOE
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
South West London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £600 per day + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £240 - £275 Per Day pls send cv
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £240 - £275 Per Day Please Send CV
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £250 per day, Benefits Pension, Life, Health and 25 days hols
Posted: 10 hours ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Central London / West End
Coded People
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hainton Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Generous Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Networkers
Rate: £275 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: Up to £500 per day or up to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £325 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday