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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Developer
Rank 39 50 54
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 2357 2060 1949
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.44% 3.68% 3.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.69% 3.88% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1798 1449 1375
Median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £391 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.43% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 23 13
Median hourly rate £35.50 £38.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.57% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.09 £35.00 £34.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £53.90 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-6.57% +5.55%

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
50257 53100 51246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32789 33386 31524
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 2035 2075
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 2196 £450 - 556
London -5 1061 £525 +5.00% 296
South East +41 317 £450 +12.50% 75
City of London +12 243 £538 - 78
Yorkshire +52 215 £425 +13.33% 37
North West +19 191 £425 +6.25% 36
West Yorkshire +43 187 £438 +16.66% 29
Leeds +40 173 £425 +13.33% 25
South West +15 150 £383 -4.37% 47
Scotland -19 111 £368 -5.16% 17
East of England +6 100 £400 +6.66% 38
Manchester +32 91 £450 +5.88% 22
West Midlands +33 84 £400 +23.07% 11
Cheshire +7 78 £400 - 4
West Sussex +37 64 £475 +11.76% 5
Surrey -2 57 £450 +12.50% 20
Glasgow +1 55 £375 -4.76% 10
Gloucestershire +5 53 £450 -5.26% 8
Chester +14 52 £406 +3.10%
Edinburgh -1 49 £365 -5.80% 6
East Midlands +2 41 £340 -2.85% 9
Oxfordshire +6 40 £475 +11.76% 21
Worthing +7 39 £475 - 2
Hampshire -6 38 £400 +6.66% 6
Birmingham +23 37 £375 +37.61% 4
Tyne and Wear -48 31 £413 +22.22% 6
North East -49 31 £413 +26.92% 7
East Sussex +31 30 £513 +46.42% 6
Bristol +21 29 £363 -3.33% 18
Essex -11 29 £220 -45.00% 2

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 4724 (99.98%) Java
2 2776 (58.75%) Agile Software Development
3 2126 (44.99%) Spring
4 1749 (37.02%) TDD
5 1360 (28.78%) JavaScript
6 1184 (25.06%) HTML
7 1091 (23.09%) Web Services
8 1075 (22.75%) Scrum
9 1044 (22.10%) Hibernate
10 976 (20.66%) Finance
11 960 (20.32%) REST
12 957 (20.25%) SQL
13 930 (19.68%) Oracle
14 875 (18.52%) CSS
15 823 (17.42%) J2EE
16 789 (16.70%) Maven
17 783 (16.57%) Linux
18 770 (16.30%) Continuous Integration
19 756 (16.00%) BDD
20 747 (15.81%) XML
21 708 (14.98%) JUnit
22 701 (14.84%) Git (software)
23 654 (13.84%) Banking
24 639 (13.52%) RESTful
25 607 (12.85%) AngularJS
26 596 (12.61%) Jenkins
27 568 (12.02%) OO
28 547 (11.58%) Scala
29 543 (11.49%) SOAP
30 529 (11.20%) 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
1 460 (9.74%) Tomcat
2 422 (8.93%) JBoss
3 234 (4.95%) Apache
4 224 (4.74%) WebSphere
5 196 (4.15%) WebLogic
6 102 (2.16%) Apache Spark
7 95 (2.01%) Confluence
8 93 (1.97%) Jetty
9 80 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
10 68 (1.44%) CMS
11 66 (1.40%) Oracle Coherence
12 64 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
13 63 (1.33%) Mule
14 46 (0.97%) nginx
15 44 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
16 37 (0.78%) GlassFish
17 36 (0.76%) Mule ESB
18 31 (0.66%) IIS
19 29 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
20 27 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 24 (0.51%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.15%) Gliffy
3 3 (0.063%) MS Office
4 2 (0.042%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.042%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.021%) GIMP
5 1 (0.021%) Weka
Business Applications
1 49 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 25 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
3 20 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
4 17 (0.36%) ION MarketView
5 9 (0.19%) RMDS
6 8 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
7 5 (0.11%) Summit
8 3 (0.063%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 2 (0.042%) BigMachines
9 2 (0.042%) Eloqua
9 2 (0.042%) Maximo
9 2 (0.042%) OpenText Process Suite
9 2 (0.042%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.042%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 2 (0.042%) Revive Adserver
10 1 (0.021%) Loan IQ
10 1 (0.021%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.021%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.021%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.021%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 306 (6.48%) Amazon AWS
2 116 (2.46%) GitHub
3 67 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
4 56 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 31 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
6 29 (0.61%) Amazon S3
6 29 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
7 26 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
7 26 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
8 22 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
8 22 (0.47%) Google App Engine
9 21 (0.44%) Google Analytics
9 21 (0.44%) SaaS
10 20 (0.42%) PaaS
11 15 (0.32%) Heroku
12 13 (0.28%) Amazon Kinesis
12 13 (0.28%) Bluemix
13 11 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.11%) Boomi
15 4 (0.085%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 273 (5.78%) HTTP
2 54 (1.14%) Internet
3 47 (0.99%) TCP/IP
4 29 (0.61%) SSL
5 24 (0.51%) LDAP
6 23 (0.49%) Network Security
7 19 (0.40%) SNMP
8 12 (0.25%) SAN
9 9 (0.19%) SSH
10 7 (0.15%) AMQP
11 6 (0.13%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.13%) tcpdump
12 5 (0.11%) Wireshark
13 4 (0.085%) NFC
14 3 (0.063%) FTP
15 2 (0.042%) Bluetooth
15 2 (0.042%) DNS
15 2 (0.042%) Intranet
15 2 (0.042%) Kerberos
15 2 (0.042%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 484 (10.24%) NoSQL
2 437 (9.25%) MongoDB
3 395 (8.36%) Relational Database
4 314 (6.65%) SQL Server
5 285 (6.03%) Apache Cassandra
6 282 (5.97%) MySQL
7 231 (4.89%) Oracle Database
8 214 (4.53%) Hadoop
9 173 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
10 171 (3.62%) Big Data
11 139 (2.94%) RDBMS
12 97 (2.05%) Neo4j
13 77 (1.63%) DB2
14 71 (1.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 69 (1.46%) Apache Hive
16 50 (1.06%) Redis
17 45 (0.95%) Hazelcast
18 37 (0.78%) HBase
19 36 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
20 35 (0.74%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 789 (16.70%) Maven
2 708 (14.98%) JUnit
3 701 (14.84%) Git (software)
4 596 (12.61%) Jenkins
5 430 (9.10%) Subversion
6 338 (7.15%) Eclipse
7 337 (7.13%) Cucumber
8 329 (6.96%) JIRA
9 289 (6.12%) Mockito
10 252 (5.33%) Selenium
11 190 (4.02%) Gradle
12 185 (3.92%) Ant
13 109 (2.31%) IntelliJ
14 87 (1.84%) Hudson
15 79 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 71 (1.50%) JBehave
17 70 (1.48%) JMeter
17 70 (1.48%) TeamCity
18 60 (1.27%) SoapUI
19 47 (0.99%) Mercurial
General
1 976 (20.66%) Finance
2 654 (13.84%) Banking
3 300 (6.35%) Front Office
4 225 (4.76%) Investment Banking
5 150 (3.17%) Retail
6 97 (2.05%) Marketing
7 87 (1.84%) Telecoms
8 65 (1.38%) Manufacturing
9 59 (1.25%) Games
10 51 (1.08%) Electronics
11 41 (0.87%) Publishing
12 32 (0.68%) Back Office
13 27 (0.57%) Financial Institution
14 23 (0.49%) Legal
15 21 (0.44%) Automotive
16 20 (0.42%) Retail Banking
17 14 (0.30%) Aerospace
18 11 (0.23%) Advertising
18 11 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
19 10 (0.21%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2126 (44.99%) Spring
2 1184 (25.06%) HTML
3 1091 (23.09%) Web Services
4 1044 (22.10%) Hibernate
5 960 (20.32%) REST
6 875 (18.52%) CSS
7 823 (17.42%) J2EE
8 747 (15.81%) XML
9 639 (13.52%) RESTful
10 607 (12.85%) AngularJS
11 543 (11.49%) SOAP
12 525 (11.11%) HTML5
13 474 (10.03%) JSON
14 386 (8.17%) jQuery
15 340 (7.20%) Java EE
16 315 (6.67%) JMS
17 308 (6.52%) JSP
18 283 (5.99%) Node.js
19 251 (5.31%) Spring MVC
20 249 (5.27%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 222 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
2 209 (4.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 163 (3.45%) Derivative
4 123 (2.60%) Computer Science
5 117 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
6 90 (1.90%) Fixed Income
7 73 (1.54%) Equities
8 69 (1.46%) Mobile App
9 68 (1.44%) User Experience
10 55 (1.16%) Algorithms
11 49 (1.04%) N-Tier
12 45 (0.95%) Mathematics
13 36 (0.76%) Data Structures
14 32 (0.68%) Equity Derivative
15 31 (0.66%) Digital Media
16 29 (0.61%) iPad
17 25 (0.53%) Grid Computing
18 24 (0.51%) Fintech
19 22 (0.47%) Data Integration
20 20 (0.42%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 783 (16.57%) Linux
2 528 (11.17%) Unix
3 147 (3.11%) Windows
4 84 (1.78%) Mac OS X
5 71 (1.50%) Android
6 60 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 34 (0.72%) Apple iOS
8 16 (0.34%) Solaris
9 15 (0.32%) Windows Server
10 14 (0.30%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.17%) CentOS
12 7 (0.15%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.11%) AIX
14 4 (0.085%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.085%) zOS
15 3 (0.063%) VMS
16 2 (0.042%) Debian
16 2 (0.042%) OpenVMS
16 2 (0.042%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.042%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2776 (58.75%) Agile Software Development
2 1749 (37.02%) TDD
3 1075 (22.75%) Scrum
4 770 (16.30%) Continuous Integration
5 756 (16.00%) BDD
6 568 (12.02%) OO
7 529 (11.20%) Pair Programming
8 431 (9.12%) Multithreading
9 420 (8.89%) Software Engineering
10 406 (8.59%) Open Source
11 380 (8.04%) Microservices
11 380 (8.04%) MVC
12 366 (7.75%) Kanban
13 318 (6.73%) SOA
14 301 (6.37%) E-Commerce
15 299 (6.33%) Unit Testing
16 292 (6.18%) SDLC
17 280 (5.93%) Web Development
18 270 (5.71%) DevOps
19 223 (4.72%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 4724 (99.98%) Java
2 1360 (28.78%) JavaScript
3 957 (20.25%) SQL
4 547 (11.58%) Scala
5 317 (6.71%) Python
6 248 (5.25%) C#
7 216 (4.57%) PL/SQL
7 216 (4.57%) Ruby
8 190 (4.02%) Groovy
9 171 (3.62%) C++
10 117 (2.48%) Perl
11 109 (2.31%) C
12 87 (1.84%) PHP
13 83 (1.76%) Clojure
14 65 (1.38%) Bash Shell
14 65 (1.38%) Shell Script
15 39 (0.83%) Go
16 34 (0.72%) T-SQL
17 23 (0.49%) Jython
18 21 (0.44%) R
Qualifications
1 411 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 224 (4.74%) Degree
3 220 (4.66%) SC Cleared
4 113 (2.39%) DV Cleared
5 52 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
6 41 (0.87%) Sun Certification
7 24 (0.51%) BC Cleared
8 15 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
9 13 (0.28%) ISEB
10 11 (0.23%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.17%) OCP
12 7 (0.15%) OCA
12 7 (0.15%) OCAJ
12 7 (0.15%) PhD
13 6 (0.13%) OCPJP
14 3 (0.063%) OCMJD
15 1 (0.021%) DBS Check
15 1 (0.021%) HND
15 1 (0.021%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (2.90%) QA
2 55 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (0.25%) ISO 9001
3 12 (0.25%) SLA
4 10 (0.21%) ISO 14001
5 7 (0.15%) SDET
6 6 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.085%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.063%) WCAG
9 2 (0.042%) GLP
9 2 (0.042%) MiFID
10 1 (0.021%) FATCA
10 1 (0.021%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.021%) SEPA
System Software
1 178 (3.77%) Docker
2 39 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
3 17 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.23%) vSphere
5 10 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 8 (0.17%) HDFS
7 7 (0.15%) Apache Flume
8 5 (0.11%) Active Directory
8 5 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
9 4 (0.085%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.063%) iptables
10 3 (0.063%) Varnish
11 2 (0.042%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.042%) GeoWebCache
11 2 (0.042%) GridGain
12 1 (0.021%) vCloud
12 1 (0.021%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 118 (2.50%) Puppet
2 35 (0.74%) Ansible
3 27 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (0.47%) Kubernetes
5 15 (0.32%) Graphite
6 13 (0.28%) BladeLogic
7 12 (0.25%) Oozie
8 11 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (0.21%) logstash
10 8 (0.17%) Control-M
10 8 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
11 7 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 7 (0.15%) Tivoli
12 6 (0.13%) Kibana
13 5 (0.11%) yum
14 4 (0.085%) Hadoop YARN
15 3 (0.063%) Nagios
16 2 (0.042%) Business Desktop Deployment
16 2 (0.042%) MOM
16 2 (0.042%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 930 (19.68%) Oracle
2 147 (3.11%) Google
3 134 (2.84%) IBM
4 131 (2.77%) Sybase
5 71 (1.50%) Red Hat
6 61 (1.29%) SAP
7 53 (1.12%) Adobe
7 53 (1.12%) TIBCO
8 51 (1.08%) Microsoft
9 40 (0.85%) Atlassian
10 37 (0.78%) VMware
11 34 (0.72%) ION Trading
12 31 (0.66%) WSO2
13 27 (0.57%) hybris
13 27 (0.57%) Murex
14 25 (0.53%) Calypso
15 23 (0.49%) DataSynapse
16 21 (0.44%) ATG
16 21 (0.44%) Sun
17 20 (0.42%) Perforce
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day +
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Rate: £400-550/day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £325 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £430 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bagshot, Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Blackburn, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Aberdeenshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day +
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £470 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: Up to £500 per day or up to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Durlston Partners
Rate: Up to £800 per day + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £340 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Durlston Partners
Rate: From £600 to £800 per day Excellent Bonuses and Benefits for Perm
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day +
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
LA International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 4 days ago