The table below looks at the statistics for the Java Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Developer
Rank 37 46 58
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 2404 2192 1636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.67% 4.25% 3.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.95% 4.50% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1840 1623 1095
Average daily rate £450 £440 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £606 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 14
Average hourly rate £43.75 £39.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.17% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.08 £35.00 £31.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £45.63 £53.24
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+18.24% +5.71%

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
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Java Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +7 2219 £463 +2.88% 755
London +1 1261 £525 +1.44% 406
South East +25 245 £400 +14.28% 99
City of London +1 234 £525 -2.32% 109
North West -4 189 £400 +9.58% 55
South West +10 171 £394 -1.56% 53
Yorkshire +10 125 £425 +25.00% 44
Scotland -7 112 £375 -6.25% 21
West Yorkshire +8 98 £450 +25.87% 31
Leeds +13 95 £450 +20.00% 28
Manchester +8 93 £400 +5.26% 39
North East +25 84 £350 +12.00% 15
Tyne and Wear +18 77 £349 +7.30% 15
East of England +2 76 £425 +13.33% 27
Edinburgh +3 75 £370 +0.68% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne +18 67 £350 +7.69% 11
Hampshire +13 59 £375 - 7
Cheshire +6 59 £388 +7.63% 6
Surrey +24 55 £420 +29.23% 20
Berkshire +15 44 £430 +37.60% 23
Gloucestershire +2 43 £463 +15.62% 11
Reading +22 38 £450 +44.00% 11
West Midlands +5 37 £338 -2.17% 45
East Midlands -12 37 £420 +15.86% 10
Devon +21 35 £400 -11.11% 2
Wiltshire +20 32 £375 +7.14% 9
Cambridgeshire +35 31 £375 - 7
Swindon +20 31 £381 +8.92% 6
Somerset +17 29 £438 +34.61% 7
Buckinghamshire +29 27 £355 +1.42% 17

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Java Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Java Developer in their job title.

1 4652 (99.98%) Java
2 2658 (57.12%) Agile Software Development
3 1912 (41.09%) Spring
4 1646 (35.38%) TDD
5 1328 (28.54%) JavaScript
6 1222 (26.26%) HTML
7 1089 (23.40%) SQL
8 1086 (23.34%) Web Services
9 1030 (22.14%) Scrum
10 1022 (21.96%) Hibernate
11 946 (20.33%) Finance
12 843 (18.12%) Oracle
13 841 (18.07%) REST
14 807 (17.34%) Linux
15 794 (17.06%) CSS
16 772 (16.59%) J2EE
17 768 (16.51%) Maven
18 752 (16.16%) Banking
19 719 (15.45%) XML
20 701 (15.07%) BDD
21 699 (15.02%) Continuous Integration
22 676 (14.53%) Git (software)
23 662 (14.23%) Unix
24 634 (13.63%) RESTful
25 558 (11.99%) Jenkins
26 556 (11.95%) OO
27 547 (11.76%) NoSQL
28 543 (11.67%) MongoDB
29 519 (11.15%) Multithreading
30 501 (10.77%) JUnit

Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Java Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Java Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 491 (10.55%) Tomcat
2 474 (10.19%) JBoss
3 302 (6.49%) Apache
4 257 (5.52%) Node.js
5 196 (4.21%) WebSphere
6 192 (4.13%) WebLogic
7 135 (2.90%) Jetty
8 120 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
9 100 (2.15%) Confluence
10 97 (2.08%) Oracle Coherence
11 71 (1.53%) CMS
12 70 (1.50%) Mule
13 69 (1.48%) Apache Spark
14 66 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
15 57 (1.23%) Apache Solr
16 48 (1.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 36 (0.77%) Alfresco
18 29 (0.62%) GlassFish
19 23 (0.49%) Mule ESB
19 23 (0.49%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 25 (0.54%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.24%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.21%) MS Office
4 8 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.021%) GIMP
7 1 (0.021%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (0.49%) OpenText Process Suite
2 16 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
3 15 (0.32%) Oracle BRM
4 14 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 11 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
5 11 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
6 10 (0.21%) ION MarketView
6 10 (0.21%) RMDS
7 6 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.086%) Kondor
9 3 (0.064%) BigMachines
9 3 (0.064%) Eloqua
9 3 (0.064%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.043%) IntelliMatch
10 2 (0.043%) Magento
10 2 (0.043%) Maximo
10 2 (0.043%) Oracle 11i
11 1 (0.021%) Endur
11 1 (0.021%) OpenX
11 1 (0.021%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 261 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (1.42%) GitHub
3 31 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
4 21 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
5 17 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
6 16 (0.34%) Amazon S3
7 13 (0.28%) PaaS
7 13 (0.28%) SaaS
8 10 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (0.13%) Amazon Kinesis
12 4 (0.086%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.086%) Force.com
12 4 (0.086%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.086%) Heroku
12 4 (0.086%) IaaS
13 3 (0.064%) Google App Engine
13 3 (0.064%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.043%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 283 (6.08%) HTTP
2 112 (2.41%) TCP/IP
3 91 (1.96%) Internet
4 34 (0.73%) SSL
5 22 (0.47%) LDAP
6 15 (0.32%) Firewall
7 12 (0.26%) Multicast
8 10 (0.21%) SNMP
9 7 (0.15%) VPN
10 6 (0.13%) DNS
10 6 (0.13%) HTTPS
10 6 (0.13%) SAN
11 5 (0.11%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (0.086%) Bluetooth
13 3 (0.064%) AMQP
13 3 (0.064%) BGP
13 3 (0.064%) DMZ
13 3 (0.064%) FTP
13 3 (0.064%) SMTP
13 3 (0.064%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 547 (11.76%) NoSQL
2 543 (11.67%) MongoDB
3 419 (9.00%) Relational Database
4 351 (7.54%) Apache Cassandra
5 322 (6.92%) MySQL
6 271 (5.82%) SQL Server
7 228 (4.90%) Hadoop
8 224 (4.81%) PostgreSQL
9 197 (4.23%) Oracle Database
10 180 (3.87%) Big Data
11 136 (2.92%) RDBMS
12 105 (2.26%) Neo4j
13 92 (1.98%) DB2
14 76 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
15 74 (1.59%) HBase
16 55 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 50 (1.07%) Apache Hive
18 48 (1.03%) Redis
19 34 (0.73%) Hazelcast
20 33 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 768 (16.51%) Maven
2 676 (14.53%) Git (software)
3 558 (11.99%) Jenkins
4 501 (10.77%) JUnit
5 459 (9.86%) Subversion
6 402 (8.64%) Eclipse
7 313 (6.73%) Cucumber
8 311 (6.68%) JIRA
9 295 (6.34%) Mockito
10 200 (4.30%) Gradle
11 178 (3.83%) Ant
12 173 (3.72%) Selenium
13 94 (2.02%) IntelliJ
14 91 (1.96%) Hudson
15 76 (1.63%) TeamCity
16 72 (1.55%) JMeter
17 67 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 57 (1.23%) JProfiler
19 56 (1.20%) Spock
20 39 (0.84%) Geb
General
1 946 (20.33%) Finance
2 752 (16.16%) Banking
3 344 (7.39%) Front Office
4 328 (7.05%) Investment Banking
5 98 (2.11%) Telecoms
6 97 (2.08%) Retail
7 68 (1.46%) Games
8 47 (1.01%) Financial Institution
9 45 (0.97%) Marketing
10 41 (0.88%) Manufacturing
11 28 (0.60%) Publishing
12 27 (0.58%) Billing
13 25 (0.54%) Legal
14 21 (0.45%) Electronics
15 19 (0.41%) Automotive
16 11 (0.24%) Aerospace
16 11 (0.24%) Back Office
16 11 (0.24%) Retail Banking
17 10 (0.21%) International Banking
18 6 (0.13%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1912 (41.09%) Spring
2 1222 (26.26%) HTML
3 1086 (23.34%) Web Services
4 1022 (21.96%) Hibernate
5 841 (18.07%) REST
6 794 (17.06%) CSS
7 772 (16.59%) J2EE
8 719 (15.45%) XML
9 634 (13.63%) RESTful
10 501 (10.77%) AngularJS
11 500 (10.75%) SOAP
12 440 (9.46%) HTML5
13 404 (8.68%) jQuery
14 397 (8.53%) Java EE
15 363 (7.80%) JSON
16 349 (7.50%) JMS
17 241 (5.18%) JPA
18 239 (5.14%) JSP
19 234 (5.03%) Spring MVC
20 230 (4.94%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 202 (4.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 182 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
3 180 (3.87%) Equities
4 140 (3.01%) Computer Science
5 120 (2.58%) Derivative
6 80 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
6 80 (1.72%) Fixed Income
7 75 (1.61%) Data Structures
8 73 (1.57%) Mobile App
8 73 (1.57%) User Experience
9 64 (1.38%) Algorithms
10 47 (1.01%) Fintech
11 43 (0.92%) N-Tier
12 41 (0.88%) Mathematics
13 39 (0.84%) Market Risk
14 38 (0.82%) Equity Derivative
14 38 (0.82%) Grid Computing
15 30 (0.64%) STB
16 28 (0.60%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 26 (0.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 807 (17.34%) Linux
2 662 (14.23%) Unix
3 164 (3.52%) Mac OS X
4 123 (2.64%) Windows
5 64 (1.38%) Android
6 42 (0.90%) CentOS
7 40 (0.86%) Apple iOS
8 36 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 30 (0.64%) Ubuntu
10 27 (0.58%) Mac OS
11 17 (0.37%) AIX
12 16 (0.34%) Solaris
13 15 (0.32%) Windows Vista
14 14 (0.30%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.11%) Windows Server
16 2 (0.043%) Oracle Linux
17 1 (0.021%) SUSE
17 1 (0.021%) VMS
17 1 (0.021%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2658 (57.12%) Agile Software Development
2 1646 (35.38%) TDD
3 1030 (22.14%) Scrum
4 701 (15.07%) BDD
5 699 (15.02%) Continuous Integration
6 556 (11.95%) OO
7 519 (11.15%) Multithreading
8 473 (10.17%) Pair Programming
9 409 (8.79%) MVC
10 386 (8.30%) Software Engineering
11 353 (7.59%) SDLC
12 324 (6.96%) SOA
13 311 (6.68%) Unit Testing
14 287 (6.17%) Kanban
15 281 (6.04%) Open Source
16 266 (5.72%) E-Commerce
17 249 (5.35%) Low Latency
18 242 (5.20%) DevOps
19 227 (4.88%) Microservices
20 209 (4.49%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4652 (99.98%) Java
2 1328 (28.54%) JavaScript
3 1089 (23.40%) SQL
4 391 (8.40%) Scala
5 301 (6.47%) PL/SQL
5 301 (6.47%) Python
6 245 (5.27%) C#
7 187 (4.02%) Groovy
8 177 (3.80%) C++
9 172 (3.70%) Ruby
10 141 (3.03%) Perl
11 131 (2.82%) C
12 111 (2.39%) Shell Script
13 105 (2.26%) PHP
14 57 (1.23%) Bash Shell
15 36 (0.77%) Clojure
15 36 (0.77%) XPath
16 34 (0.73%) Go
17 30 (0.64%) Jython
18 26 (0.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 489 (10.51%) Security Cleared
2 274 (5.89%) SC Cleared
3 248 (5.33%) Degree
4 125 (2.69%) DV Cleared
5 47 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
6 37 (0.80%) Sun Certification
7 26 (0.56%) BC Cleared
8 16 (0.34%) OCA
8 16 (0.34%) OCP
8 16 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
9 15 (0.32%) OCAJ
10 12 (0.26%) PhD
11 8 (0.17%) OCPJP
12 7 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
13 6 (0.13%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.13%) PMP
13 6 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (0.11%) OCPJWCD
15 4 (0.086%) ISEB
15 4 (0.086%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (2.51%) QA
2 60 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 17 (0.37%) SLA
4 11 (0.24%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.17%) MiFID
7 7 (0.15%) ISO 14001
8 6 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.086%) Basel III
11 3 (0.064%) CRD IV
11 3 (0.064%) EMIR
11 3 (0.064%) WCAG
12 2 (0.043%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.043%) FedRAMP
12 2 (0.043%) SDET
13 1 (0.021%) FATCA
13 1 (0.021%) HL7
13 1 (0.021%) SEPA
System Software
1 120 (2.58%) Docker
2 22 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.37%) HDFS
4 15 (0.32%) Apache Flume
5 10 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 10 (0.21%) Varnish
6 9 (0.19%) Platform Symphony
6 9 (0.19%) vSphere
7 8 (0.17%) Shibboleth
8 6 (0.13%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.086%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.086%) vCloud
10 3 (0.064%) Active Directory
10 3 (0.064%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.021%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.021%) LXC
11 1 (0.021%) Xen
Systems Management
1 79 (1.70%) Puppet
2 49 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (0.84%) Graphite
4 21 (0.45%) Oozie
5 19 (0.41%) Ansible
6 18 (0.39%) logstash
7 13 (0.28%) Kibana
8 11 (0.24%) Control-M
8 11 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 10 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 10 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (0.21%) Salt
10 9 (0.19%) MOM
11 7 (0.15%) Kubernetes
12 6 (0.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 6 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Management
12 6 (0.13%) Rundeck
12 6 (0.13%) ZABBIX
13 5 (0.11%) Mesos
14 4 (0.086%) Opsview
Vendors
1 843 (18.12%) Oracle
2 144 (3.09%) Sybase
3 125 (2.69%) IBM
4 63 (1.35%) Adobe
5 56 (1.20%) Atlassian
5 56 (1.20%) Microsoft
6 50 (1.07%) TIBCO
7 46 (0.99%) Google
8 44 (0.95%) Red Hat
9 38 (0.82%) SOASTA, Inc
10 36 (0.77%) VMware
11 35 (0.75%) DataSynapse
12 29 (0.62%) hybris
13 27 (0.58%) SAP
14 23 (0.49%) MuleSoft
15 21 (0.45%) Sun
16 19 (0.41%) Informatica
16 19 (0.41%) Twitter
17 18 (0.39%) Fidessa
18 17 (0.37%) Perforce
Central London / West End
Client Server
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £535.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates or excellent salary, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
1st Choice IT & Sales Appointments
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
England
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hainton Recruitment
Rate: From £275 to £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £449 - £501 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Intapeople
Rate: £420 - £460 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Computer People
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £510 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Rate: £325 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates or excellent salary, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £100.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago