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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Developer
Rank 45 43 53
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 2430 2268 2094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.56% 3.92% 3.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.82% 4.13% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1861 1586 1461
Median daily rate £460 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 13
Median hourly rate £41.25 £42.75 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +25.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £37.42 £23.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £47.50 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £42.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% +25.73%

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
50426 54977 54154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.99% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32986 35136 33089
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1704 2093 2157
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -2 2200 £475 +5.55% 612
London -9 1143 £525 +0.23% 342
South East +48 309 £466 +16.50% 54
City of London +5 215 £550 - 109
Yorkshire +13 191 £438 +9.37% 44
North West +16 168 £425 - 52
Scotland +9 138 £350 -6.66% 24
South West +15 137 £375 -11.76% 26
Oxfordshire +58 134 £475 - 13
West Yorkshire +11 132 £425 +6.25% 32
Leeds +4 117 £450 +11.80% 24
Manchester +21 116 £425 -1.62% 37
East of England -19 91 £438 +13.63% 49
Oxford +35 83 £475 +2.70% 7
West Midlands +6 74 £400 +14.28% 19
Edinburgh +26 62 £340 -10.52% 8
Glasgow +12 57 £400 +11.11% 13
Wales +8 56 £460 +22.66% 14
South Yorkshire +32 54 £438 -6.91% 7
Sheffield +30 52 £438 -6.91% 6
Gloucestershire +5 47 £450 -2.70% 6
Hampshire +2 47 £425 +9.67% 6
North East -12 47 £360 -15.29% 8
Hertfordshire +17 43 £438 +12.90% 18
Tyne and Wear -17 43 £350 -17.64% 8
East Midlands +2 42 £425 +30.76% 18
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 38 £370 -12.94% 7
Cheshire -8 34 £405 +1.25% 10
South Wales -3 33 £450 +20.00% 9
Buckinghamshire +29 30 £383 +13.33% 8

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 4807 (99.94%) Java
2 2889 (60.06%) Agile Software Development
3 2136 (44.41%) Spring
4 1634 (33.97%) TDD
5 1368 (28.44%) JavaScript
6 1151 (23.93%) HTML
7 1123 (23.35%) Scrum
8 1058 (22.00%) SQL
9 1013 (21.06%) Hibernate
10 1010 (21.00%) REST
11 1008 (20.96%) Web Services
12 941 (19.56%) Finance
13 884 (18.38%) Oracle
14 857 (17.82%) J2EE
15 848 (17.63%) CSS
16 802 (16.67%) Linux
17 801 (16.65%) BDD
18 799 (16.61%) Maven
19 783 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
20 765 (15.90%) JUnit
21 745 (15.49%) XML
21 745 (15.49%) AngularJS
22 725 (15.07%) Git (software)
23 691 (14.37%) RESTful
23 691 (14.37%) Jenkins
24 663 (13.78%) Scala
25 653 (13.58%) SOAP
26 632 (13.14%) JSON
27 583 (12.12%) Banking
28 582 (12.10%) HTML5

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
1 496 (10.31%) Tomcat
2 484 (10.06%) JBoss
3 268 (5.57%) WebSphere
4 236 (4.91%) Apache
5 224 (4.66%) WebLogic
6 206 (4.28%) Apache Spark
7 141 (2.93%) Elasticsearch
8 99 (2.06%) Confluence
9 78 (1.62%) WebSphere Application Server
10 77 (1.60%) CMS
11 75 (1.56%) Mule
12 67 (1.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 63 (1.31%) Jetty
14 53 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
15 52 (1.08%) Apache Solr
16 51 (1.06%) nginx
17 49 (1.02%) Mule ESB
18 42 (0.87%) GlassFish
19 37 (0.77%) Oracle Coherence
20 29 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 25 (0.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.062%) MS Office
2 3 (0.062%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.042%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.042%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.021%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 41 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 32 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
3 13 (0.27%) RMDS
4 6 (0.12%) ION MarketView
4 6 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
4 6 (0.12%) Summit
5 4 (0.083%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.062%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.042%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.042%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.021%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 1 (0.021%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 1 (0.021%) Loan IQ
8 1 (0.021%) Murex MxG2000
8 1 (0.021%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.021%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.021%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 379 (7.88%) Amazon AWS
2 158 (3.28%) GitHub
3 128 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 79 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
5 66 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
6 36 (0.75%) Amazon S3
7 30 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
8 29 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
9 27 (0.56%) PaaS
10 20 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
11 17 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
12 16 (0.33%) SaaS
13 14 (0.29%) Google App Engine
14 11 (0.23%) Amazon Kinesis
14 11 (0.23%) Heroku
15 9 (0.19%) Bluemix
15 9 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
16 8 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 6 (0.12%) OpenShift
18 5 (0.10%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 222 (4.62%) HTTP
2 54 (1.12%) Internet
3 37 (0.77%) LDAP
4 30 (0.62%) RTSP
5 25 (0.52%) MQTT
6 22 (0.46%) SSL
7 18 (0.37%) SSH
8 17 (0.35%) Network Security
9 16 (0.33%) Intranet
10 14 (0.29%) AMQP
10 14 (0.29%) SNMP
11 9 (0.19%) HTTPS
11 9 (0.19%) TCP/IP
12 8 (0.17%) Firewall
12 8 (0.17%) Unified Communications
13 5 (0.10%) Wireshark
14 4 (0.083%) FTP
14 4 (0.083%) Kerberos
15 2 (0.042%) DNS
15 2 (0.042%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 439 (9.13%) MongoDB
2 415 (8.63%) NoSQL
3 400 (8.32%) Relational Database
4 321 (6.67%) Hadoop
5 296 (6.15%) SQL Server
6 265 (5.51%) Big Data
7 258 (5.36%) MySQL
8 223 (4.64%) Oracle Database
9 214 (4.45%) PostgreSQL
10 178 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
11 117 (2.43%) RDBMS
12 102 (2.12%) DB2
13 68 (1.41%) HBase
14 66 (1.37%) Apache Hive
15 57 (1.19%) Redis
16 52 (1.08%) Neo4j
17 43 (0.89%) Couchbase
18 39 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 31 (0.64%) Hazelcast
20 26 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 799 (16.61%) Maven
2 765 (15.90%) JUnit
3 725 (15.07%) Git (software)
4 691 (14.37%) Jenkins
5 387 (8.05%) Subversion
6 356 (7.40%) Eclipse
7 341 (7.09%) Cucumber
8 327 (6.80%) JIRA
9 288 (5.99%) Selenium
10 256 (5.32%) Mockito
11 232 (4.82%) Gradle
12 187 (3.89%) Ant
13 157 (3.26%) IntelliJ
14 89 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 76 (1.58%) TeamCity
16 73 (1.52%) JBehave
17 72 (1.50%) SoapUI
18 63 (1.31%) TestNG
19 61 (1.27%) Spock
20 60 (1.25%) Mercurial
General
1 941 (19.56%) Finance
2 583 (12.12%) Banking
3 230 (4.78%) Front Office
4 205 (4.26%) Investment Banking
5 160 (3.33%) Retail
6 83 (1.73%) Marketing
7 76 (1.58%) Telecoms
8 67 (1.39%) Publishing
9 66 (1.37%) Manufacturing
10 43 (0.89%) Financial Institution
11 41 (0.85%) Electronics
11 41 (0.85%) Games
12 33 (0.69%) Back Office
13 28 (0.58%) Automotive
14 21 (0.44%) Advertising
15 20 (0.42%) Law
16 12 (0.25%) Retail Banking
17 9 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
18 7 (0.15%) Legal
18 7 (0.15%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2136 (44.41%) Spring
2 1151 (23.93%) HTML
3 1013 (21.06%) Hibernate
4 1010 (21.00%) REST
5 1008 (20.96%) Web Services
6 857 (17.82%) J2EE
7 848 (17.63%) CSS
8 745 (15.49%) AngularJS
8 745 (15.49%) XML
9 691 (14.37%) RESTful
10 653 (13.58%) SOAP
11 632 (13.14%) JSON
12 582 (12.10%) HTML5
13 397 (8.25%) Java EE
14 379 (7.88%) jQuery
15 374 (7.78%) JMS
16 368 (7.65%) JSP
17 325 (6.76%) Node.js
18 295 (6.13%) Spring MVC
19 293 (6.09%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 261 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
2 145 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
2 145 (3.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 134 (2.79%) Computer Science
4 122 (2.54%) Derivative
5 97 (2.02%) Fixed Income
6 82 (1.70%) User Experience
7 65 (1.35%) Algorithms
8 64 (1.33%) Equities
9 61 (1.27%) Data Structures
10 48 (1.00%) Mobile App
11 46 (0.96%) Mathematics
12 37 (0.77%) Equity Derivative
13 35 (0.73%) Fintech
14 33 (0.69%) Data Integration
15 29 (0.60%) Video on Demand
15 29 (0.60%) Virtual Team
16 28 (0.58%) Blockchain
17 27 (0.56%) N-Tier
18 26 (0.54%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 802 (16.67%) Linux
2 483 (10.04%) Unix
3 156 (3.24%) Windows
4 70 (1.46%) Android
5 44 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 40 (0.83%) Apple iOS
6 40 (0.83%) Mac OS X
7 25 (0.52%) Ubuntu
8 20 (0.42%) Windows Server
9 14 (0.29%) Solaris
10 8 (0.17%) CentOS
11 6 (0.12%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.10%) AIX
12 5 (0.10%) Debian
12 5 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.083%) HPUX
13 4 (0.083%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.083%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.083%) zOS
14 3 (0.062%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2889 (60.06%) Agile Software Development
2 1634 (33.97%) TDD
3 1123 (23.35%) Scrum
4 801 (16.65%) BDD
5 783 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
6 558 (11.60%) OO
7 466 (9.69%) Microservices
8 461 (9.58%) Open Source
9 446 (9.27%) Pair Programming
10 444 (9.23%) MVC
11 434 (9.02%) Software Engineering
12 397 (8.25%) Kanban
13 349 (7.26%) Multithreading
14 333 (6.92%) SOA
15 308 (6.40%) DevOps
16 301 (6.26%) Unit Testing
17 300 (6.24%) Web Development
18 288 (5.99%) E-Commerce
19 213 (4.43%) SDLC
20 186 (3.87%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 4807 (99.94%) Java
2 1368 (28.44%) JavaScript
3 1058 (22.00%) SQL
4 663 (13.78%) Scala
5 352 (7.32%) Python
6 215 (4.47%) C#
7 211 (4.39%) Groovy
8 208 (4.32%) Ruby
9 187 (3.89%) PL/SQL
10 173 (3.60%) C++
11 123 (2.56%) Perl
12 120 (2.49%) Clojure
13 112 (2.33%) C
14 76 (1.58%) Shell Script
15 65 (1.35%) Bash Shell
16 64 (1.33%) PHP
17 37 (0.77%) T-SQL
17 37 (0.77%) XPath
18 33 (0.69%) Haskell
19 23 (0.48%) Go
Qualifications
1 430 (8.94%) Security Cleared
2 228 (4.74%) SC Cleared
3 177 (3.68%) Degree
4 121 (2.52%) DV Cleared
5 53 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
6 33 (0.69%) Sun Certification
7 14 (0.29%) BC Cleared
8 12 (0.25%) ISEB
9 10 (0.21%) ISTQB
10 8 (0.17%) OCPJP
11 7 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.062%) OCMJD
13 2 (0.042%) PhD
14 1 (0.021%) AWS Certification
14 1 (0.021%) DBS Check
14 1 (0.021%) HND
14 1 (0.021%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 1 (0.021%) MBA
14 1 (0.021%) OCP
14 1 (0.021%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (3.04%) QA
2 44 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (0.31%) SDET
4 9 (0.19%) FATCA
5 8 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.15%) GCP
7 6 (0.12%) ISO 14001
7 6 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.10%) MiFID
8 5 (0.10%) SLA
9 4 (0.083%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.062%) WCAG
11 2 (0.042%) GLP
11 2 (0.042%) SEPA
12 1 (0.021%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.021%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 263 (5.47%) Docker
2 52 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
3 26 (0.54%) Apache Flume
4 18 (0.37%) HDFS
5 15 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 13 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (0.21%) Active Directory
8 9 (0.19%) vSphere
9 7 (0.15%) Platform Symphony
10 5 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.062%) iptables
12 2 (0.042%) GeoWebCache
12 2 (0.042%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.021%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 165 (3.43%) Puppet
2 87 (1.81%) Ansible
3 42 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (0.71%) Kubernetes
5 15 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
6 13 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Management
6 13 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 10 (0.21%) Oozie
8 9 (0.19%) BladeLogic
8 9 (0.19%) Kibana
8 9 (0.19%) OpenAM
8 9 (0.19%) Packer
9 8 (0.17%) Control-M
10 7 (0.15%) Grafana
10 7 (0.15%) OpenIDM
11 6 (0.12%) Ambari
12 5 (0.10%) HP Fortify
12 5 (0.10%) logstash
13 4 (0.083%) Graphite
13 4 (0.083%) Terraform
Vendors
1 884 (18.38%) Oracle
2 158 (3.28%) IBM
3 131 (2.72%) Sybase
4 120 (2.49%) Google
5 82 (1.70%) Red Hat
6 79 (1.64%) Adobe
7 60 (1.25%) SAP
8 57 (1.19%) hybris
9 49 (1.02%) MuleSoft
10 44 (0.91%) Microsoft
11 38 (0.79%) TIBCO
12 35 (0.73%) VMware
13 28 (0.58%) Perforce
14 27 (0.56%) ION Trading
15 26 (0.54%) Atlassian
15 26 (0.54%) New Relic
16 25 (0.52%) ATG
16 25 (0.52%) Murex
17 22 (0.46%) HP
17 22 (0.46%) webMethods
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Cardiff, South Glamorgan
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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London
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