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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Developer
Rank 39 47 58
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 2414 2130 1850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.34% 3.82% 3.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.58% 4.03% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1826 1513 1300
Median daily rate £455 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £363
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +9.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 25 14
Median hourly rate £42.38 £40.60 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +8.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £36.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.95 £46.10 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.38 £40.60 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +8.26%

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
52745 52880 52258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.86% 94.75% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34373 32080 31881
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 2113 2153
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 3 May 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 +10 2273 £463 +2.77% 551
London +1 1203 £525 - 298
South East +40 297 £425 +13.33% 73
City of London +8 263 £525 - 63
Yorkshire +24 237 £425 +6.25% 45
West Yorkshire +21 196 £438 +9.37% 28
North West +15 186 £375 -5.06% 49
Leeds +13 183 £425 +6.25% 24
South West -5 108 £388 -3.12% 32
East of England +1 93 £400 - 25
Manchester +37 84 £400 -5.88% 30
Scotland -37 84 £375 -6.25% 23
West Midlands +30 71 £390 +16.41% 17
Cheshire -12 68 £363 -6.45% 8
Hampshire +14 64 £375 - 5
West Sussex +23 52 £450 +44.00% 7
Surrey -1 52 £500 +42.85% 18
Gloucestershire +1 49 £440 +3.52% 12
North East -23 48 £325 +4.41% 3
Glasgow -2 45 £380 -5.00% 13
Tyne and Wear -20 44 £325 +4.00% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -28 41 £338 +8.00% 2
East Midlands -5 37 £356 -5.00% 8
Edinburgh -17 37 £360 -8.86% 7
Essex -9 34 £318 -20.62% 2
Buckinghamshire +19 33 £363 -1.36% 4
Oxfordshire +31 32 £438 +6.70% 15
South Yorkshire +13 31 £375 -3.22% 10
Worthing -7 31 £450 +50.00% 2
Milton Keynes +14 30 £368 -0.67% 4

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 4744 (99.96%) Java
2 2774 (58.45%) Agile Software Development
3 2082 (43.87%) Spring
4 1797 (37.86%) TDD
5 1364 (28.74%) JavaScript
6 1181 (24.88%) HTML
7 1150 (24.23%) Scrum
8 1070 (22.55%) Web Services
9 1028 (21.66%) Hibernate
10 979 (20.63%) Finance
11 939 (19.79%) REST
12 902 (19.01%) SQL
13 883 (18.61%) Oracle
14 832 (17.53%) CSS
15 792 (16.69%) J2EE
16 783 (16.50%) BDD
17 776 (16.35%) Maven
18 747 (15.74%) Linux
19 737 (15.53%) XML
20 732 (15.42%) Continuous Integration
21 700 (14.75%) Banking
22 671 (14.14%) Git (software)
23 646 (13.61%) RESTful
24 632 (13.32%) JUnit
25 566 (11.93%) AngularJS
26 564 (11.88%) Unix
27 563 (11.86%) NoSQL
28 558 (11.76%) OO
29 548 (11.55%) Jenkins
30 535 (11.27%) Pair Programming

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
1 451 (9.50%) Tomcat
2 440 (9.27%) JBoss
3 268 (5.65%) Node.js
4 253 (5.33%) Apache
5 196 (4.13%) WebSphere
6 176 (3.71%) WebLogic
7 118 (2.49%) Jetty
8 91 (1.92%) Confluence
8 91 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
9 88 (1.85%) Oracle Coherence
10 75 (1.58%) Apache Spark
11 62 (1.31%) CMS
12 59 (1.24%) WebSphere Application Server
13 56 (1.18%) Mule
14 37 (0.78%) GlassFish
15 36 (0.76%) nginx
16 33 (0.70%) Apache Solr
17 29 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 25 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
18 25 (0.53%) IIS
Applications
1 23 (0.48%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.15%) Gliffy
3 5 (0.11%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.063%) MS Office
4 3 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.042%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.021%) GIMP
6 1 (0.021%) Weka
Business Applications
1 45 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 23 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
2 23 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
3 15 (0.32%) ION MarketView
4 10 (0.21%) OpenText Process Suite
4 10 (0.21%) RMDS
5 6 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.084%) BigMachines
6 4 (0.084%) Eloqua
6 4 (0.084%) Summit
7 3 (0.063%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 2 (0.042%) Magento
8 2 (0.042%) Maximo
8 2 (0.042%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.042%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 2 (0.042%) Revive Adserver
9 1 (0.021%) Endur
9 1 (0.021%) Murex MxG2000
9 1 (0.021%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.021%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 278 (5.86%) Amazon AWS
2 97 (2.04%) GitHub
3 47 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
4 37 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
5 26 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
6 21 (0.44%) PaaS
7 17 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (0.36%) Google Analytics
7 17 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
8 16 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
8 16 (0.34%) Google App Engine
9 15 (0.32%) Amazon S3
9 15 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
10 12 (0.25%) Heroku
10 12 (0.25%) SaaS
11 10 (0.21%) Amazon Kinesis
12 8 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 7 (0.15%) Bluemix
14 4 (0.084%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 4 (0.084%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 299 (6.30%) HTTP
2 103 (2.17%) TCP/IP
3 67 (1.41%) Internet
4 41 (0.86%) SSL
5 19 (0.40%) LDAP
5 19 (0.40%) Network Security
6 15 (0.32%) SNMP
7 13 (0.27%) SAN
8 10 (0.21%) HTTPS
8 10 (0.21%) Multicast
9 6 (0.13%) tcpdump
10 5 (0.11%) AMQP
10 5 (0.11%) Bluetooth
11 4 (0.084%) Firewall
11 4 (0.084%) FTP
12 3 (0.063%) SSH
13 2 (0.042%) DSL
13 2 (0.042%) Intranet
13 2 (0.042%) Kerberos
13 2 (0.042%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 563 (11.86%) NoSQL
2 483 (10.18%) MongoDB
3 408 (8.60%) Relational Database
4 368 (7.75%) Apache Cassandra
5 304 (6.41%) MySQL
6 292 (6.15%) SQL Server
7 214 (4.51%) Hadoop
8 204 (4.30%) Oracle Database
9 171 (3.60%) Big Data
10 166 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
11 141 (2.97%) RDBMS
12 119 (2.51%) Neo4j
13 76 (1.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 76 (1.60%) DB2
14 70 (1.47%) Apache Hive
15 52 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
16 51 (1.07%) Hazelcast
17 49 (1.03%) HBase
18 43 (0.91%) Redis
19 34 (0.72%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 776 (16.35%) Maven
2 671 (14.14%) Git (software)
3 632 (13.32%) JUnit
4 548 (11.55%) Jenkins
5 453 (9.54%) Subversion
6 352 (7.42%) Cucumber
7 345 (7.27%) Eclipse
8 320 (6.74%) JIRA
9 305 (6.43%) Mockito
10 215 (4.53%) Selenium
11 190 (4.00%) Gradle
12 189 (3.98%) Ant
13 91 (1.92%) Hudson
14 84 (1.77%) JMeter
15 83 (1.75%) IntelliJ
16 80 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 77 (1.62%) TeamCity
18 63 (1.33%) JBehave
19 57 (1.20%) JProfiler
20 52 (1.10%) Spock
General
1 979 (20.63%) Finance
2 700 (14.75%) Banking
3 341 (7.18%) Front Office
4 265 (5.58%) Investment Banking
5 130 (2.74%) Retail
6 97 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 96 (2.02%) Marketing
8 73 (1.54%) Games
9 68 (1.43%) Manufacturing
10 51 (1.07%) Electronics
11 32 (0.67%) Publishing
12 26 (0.55%) Legal
13 24 (0.51%) Financial Institution
14 21 (0.44%) Back Office
15 17 (0.36%) Aerospace
15 17 (0.36%) Retail Banking
16 11 (0.23%) Billing
17 8 (0.17%) Automotive
17 8 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
18 6 (0.13%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2082 (43.87%) Spring
2 1181 (24.88%) HTML
3 1070 (22.55%) Web Services
4 1028 (21.66%) Hibernate
5 939 (19.79%) REST
6 832 (17.53%) CSS
7 792 (16.69%) J2EE
8 737 (15.53%) XML
9 646 (13.61%) RESTful
10 566 (11.93%) AngularJS
11 513 (10.81%) SOAP
12 485 (10.22%) HTML5
13 431 (9.08%) JSON
14 382 (8.05%) Java EE
15 372 (7.84%) jQuery
16 316 (6.66%) JMS
17 267 (5.63%) JPA
18 252 (5.31%) Spring MVC
19 251 (5.29%) JSP
20 240 (5.06%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 209 (4.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 197 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
3 145 (3.06%) Computer Science
4 138 (2.91%) Derivative
5 128 (2.70%) Equities
6 99 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
7 88 (1.85%) Fixed Income
8 75 (1.58%) Mobile App
9 67 (1.41%) User Experience
10 52 (1.10%) Data Structures
11 46 (0.97%) Algorithms
12 42 (0.88%) Mathematics
12 42 (0.88%) N-Tier
13 37 (0.78%) Fintech
14 32 (0.67%) Grid Computing
15 30 (0.63%) Equity Derivative
16 28 (0.59%) Market Risk
17 25 (0.53%) Digital Media
18 22 (0.46%) iPad
19 20 (0.42%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 747 (15.74%) Linux
2 564 (11.88%) Unix
3 132 (2.78%) Windows
4 119 (2.51%) Mac OS X
5 66 (1.39%) Android
6 64 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (0.67%) Apple iOS
8 17 (0.36%) CentOS
9 16 (0.34%) Mac OS
9 16 (0.34%) Ubuntu
10 15 (0.32%) Solaris
11 14 (0.29%) Windows Server
12 13 (0.27%) AIX
13 9 (0.19%) Windows Vista
13 9 (0.19%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.084%) zOS
15 3 (0.063%) VMS
16 2 (0.042%) OpenVMS
16 2 (0.042%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2774 (58.45%) Agile Software Development
2 1797 (37.86%) TDD
3 1150 (24.23%) Scrum
4 783 (16.50%) BDD
5 732 (15.42%) Continuous Integration
6 558 (11.76%) OO
7 535 (11.27%) Pair Programming
8 483 (10.18%) Multithreading
9 415 (8.74%) Software Engineering
10 394 (8.30%) MVC
11 370 (7.80%) SDLC
12 354 (7.46%) Kanban
13 337 (7.10%) Open Source
14 314 (6.62%) Unit Testing
15 304 (6.41%) SOA
16 297 (6.26%) Microservices
17 292 (6.15%) E-Commerce
18 274 (5.77%) Low Latency
19 269 (5.67%) DevOps
20 260 (5.48%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4744 (99.96%) Java
2 1364 (28.74%) JavaScript
3 902 (19.01%) SQL
4 484 (10.20%) Scala
5 310 (6.53%) Python
6 225 (4.74%) C#
7 221 (4.66%) PL/SQL
8 185 (3.90%) Ruby
9 180 (3.79%) Groovy
10 161 (3.39%) C++
11 117 (2.47%) C
12 111 (2.34%) Perl
13 103 (2.17%) PHP
14 73 (1.54%) Shell Script
15 65 (1.37%) Clojure
16 56 (1.18%) Bash Shell
17 43 (0.91%) Go
18 31 (0.65%) XPath
19 30 (0.63%) T-SQL
20 25 (0.53%) Jython
Qualifications
1 421 (8.87%) Security Cleared
2 259 (5.46%) Degree
3 225 (4.74%) SC Cleared
4 121 (2.55%) DV Cleared
5 43 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
6 42 (0.88%) Sun Certification
7 27 (0.57%) BC Cleared
8 21 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
9 18 (0.38%) OCP
10 17 (0.36%) OCA
11 16 (0.34%) OCAJ
12 12 (0.25%) ISEB
13 11 (0.23%) PhD
14 10 (0.21%) ISTQB
15 6 (0.13%) PMI Certification
15 6 (0.13%) PMP
15 6 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 4 (0.084%) CTC Cleared
17 2 (0.042%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (2.25%) QA
2 55 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
3 20 (0.42%) SLA
4 11 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.19%) ISO 14001
7 5 (0.11%) MiFID
8 3 (0.063%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.042%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.021%) EMIR
10 1 (0.021%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.021%) SEPA
10 1 (0.021%) WCAG
System Software
1 153 (3.22%) Docker
2 14 (0.29%) HDFS
3 13 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 9 (0.19%) Apache Flume
5 9 (0.19%) vSphere
6 7 (0.15%) Varnish
7 6 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.084%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.042%) Active Directory
9 2 (0.042%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.042%) GridGain
9 2 (0.042%) Platform Symphony
10 1 (0.021%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.021%) LXC
10 1 (0.021%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 78 (1.64%) Puppet
2 33 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (0.63%) Graphite
4 17 (0.36%) Oozie
5 15 (0.32%) Kubernetes
6 14 (0.29%) Ansible
7 13 (0.27%) logstash
8 11 (0.23%) BladeLogic
8 11 (0.23%) Control-M
9 8 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (0.17%) Kibana
10 7 (0.15%) MOM
10 7 (0.15%) Tivoli
11 6 (0.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 6 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 5 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Management
13 4 (0.084%) Hadoop YARN
13 4 (0.084%) Nagios
13 4 (0.084%) yum
14 3 (0.063%) Opsview
Vendors
1 883 (18.61%) Oracle
2 126 (2.65%) IBM
3 123 (2.59%) Sybase
4 109 (2.30%) Google
5 62 (1.31%) SAP
6 58 (1.22%) Red Hat
7 54 (1.14%) TIBCO
8 53 (1.12%) Adobe
9 50 (1.05%) Microsoft
10 44 (0.93%) Atlassian
11 34 (0.72%) SOASTA, Inc
12 29 (0.61%) hybris
12 29 (0.61%) ION Trading
13 28 (0.59%) VMware
14 27 (0.57%) DataSynapse
14 27 (0.57%) WSO2
15 26 (0.55%) ATG
16 22 (0.46%) Calypso
16 22 (0.46%) Murex
17 18 (0.38%) Sun
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £475 - £550 per day +
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £525 Per Day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day (Potential Flex For Perfect Candidate)
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 10 hours ago
Faversham, Kent
Energon People
Rate: £300 - £400 per month
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £65,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £270.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Salt
Rate: £275 - £300 per day + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £535 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £535.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 17 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £120 - £160 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: ££ competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago