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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Developer
Rank 42 39 47
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 2286 2348 2295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.61% 4.27% 4.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.88% 4.51% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1709 1723 1715
Median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £618 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 13
Median hourly rate £36.63 £43.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.28% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.15 £36.50 £23.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.95 £47.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.63 £43.38 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.56% +8.43%

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
46857 52091 52770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.71% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30652 33213 33381
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1649 2008 2171
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -4 2039 £475 - 679
London -7 1165 £525 - 366
South East +20 272 £450 +7.14% 81
City of London +6 246 £550 +4.76% 86
South West +12 146 £425 +6.25% 63
Yorkshire +5 129 £444 -1.38% 49
North West -7 123 £425 +3.03% 46
Wales +24 118 £475 +18.75% 9
East of England +3 90 £412 +2.74% 38
West Yorkshire 0 82 £438 -2.77% 36
Scotland +8 76 £365 -2.66% 29
Manchester +2 76 £425 - 33
Leeds -5 73 £450 - 29
South Wales +11 68 £475 +18.75% 6
West Midlands -1 54 £413 +5.76% 13
Oxfordshire +12 49 £488 +5.40% 18
Buckinghamshire +32 47 £350 -1.40% 8
Hampshire +5 46 £438 +18.24% 12
Edinburgh +14 45 £375 -1.31% 17
South Yorkshire +1 45 £450 - 7
Berkshire +26 44 £375 -12.79% 14
Sheffield +1 41 £444 -1.38% 4
Hertfordshire +33 37 £525 +61.53% 8
Gloucestershire -10 36 £450 +8.43% 21
Bristol +29 35 £360 +4.72% 15
Oxford +11 35 £504 +12.00% 8
Milton Keynes +19 32 £358 +0.70% 7
Northern Ireland +7 31 £380 +8.57% 3
East Midlands +6 30 £410 -3.52% 14
West Wales - 30 £475 - 1

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 4600 (99.96%) Java
2 2836 (61.63%) Agile Software Development
3 1947 (42.31%) Spring
4 1601 (34.79%) TDD
5 1341 (29.14%) JavaScript
6 1174 (25.51%) Scrum
7 1100 (23.90%) HTML
8 1067 (23.19%) SQL
9 996 (21.64%) REST
10 939 (20.40%) Hibernate
11 922 (20.03%) Web Services
12 896 (19.47%) Finance
13 862 (18.73%) BDD
14 790 (17.17%) CSS
15 760 (16.51%) Oracle
16 736 (15.99%) Git (software)
17 731 (15.88%) Maven
18 726 (15.78%) Continuous Integration
19 720 (15.65%) J2EE
20 719 (15.62%) XML
21 704 (15.30%) AngularJS
22 696 (15.12%) Linux
23 686 (14.91%) Jenkins
24 669 (14.54%) RESTful
25 661 (14.36%) JUnit
26 604 (13.12%) Banking
27 602 (13.08%) Scala
28 600 (13.04%) JSON
29 561 (12.19%) SOAP
30 535 (11.63%) Microservices

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
1 404 (8.78%) Tomcat
2 366 (7.95%) JBoss
3 240 (5.22%) Apache Spark
4 228 (4.95%) WebSphere
5 184 (4.00%) Apache
5 184 (4.00%) WebLogic
6 166 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
7 101 (2.19%) Confluence
8 100 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 76 (1.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 73 (1.59%) Mule
11 72 (1.56%) CMS
12 65 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
13 53 (1.15%) Apache Solr
14 52 (1.13%) Mule ESB
15 42 (0.91%) Oracle Coherence
16 39 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
17 38 (0.83%) Jetty
18 37 (0.80%) GlassFish
19 36 (0.78%) nginx
Applications
1 31 (0.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.17%) MS Office
3 3 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.043%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.043%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.022%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 54 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 43 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
3 18 (0.39%) RMDS
4 9 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
4 9 (0.20%) Unica
5 7 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
6 5 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.087%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.087%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.065%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 3 (0.065%) ION MarketView
8 3 (0.065%) Summit
9 2 (0.043%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.022%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.022%) Endur
10 1 (0.022%) Loan IQ
10 1 (0.022%) Magento
10 1 (0.022%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.022%) Oracle SCM
10 1 (0.022%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 422 (9.17%) Amazon AWS
2 136 (2.96%) GitHub
3 129 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 83 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
5 60 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
6 34 (0.74%) Amazon S3
6 34 (0.74%) PaaS
7 31 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
8 23 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
9 20 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
10 14 (0.30%) Heroku
11 12 (0.26%) OpenShift
12 11 (0.24%) IaaS
12 11 (0.24%) SaaS
13 10 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (0.15%) Google App Engine
15 6 (0.13%) Amazon Kinesis
15 6 (0.13%) Route 53
15 6 (0.13%) Slack
15 6 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 207 (4.50%) HTTP
2 58 (1.26%) Internet
3 40 (0.87%) RTSP
4 39 (0.85%) LDAP
5 31 (0.67%) MQTT
6 17 (0.37%) SSH
7 15 (0.33%) Intranet
7 15 (0.33%) SSL
8 13 (0.28%) AMQP
8 13 (0.28%) TCP/IP
9 12 (0.26%) HTTPS
10 11 (0.24%) Firewall
11 8 (0.17%) FTP
11 8 (0.17%) Kerberos
11 8 (0.17%) Unified Communications
12 6 (0.13%) SNMP
13 5 (0.11%) LAN
13 5 (0.11%) RTP
14 4 (0.087%) Multicast
14 4 (0.087%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 453 (9.84%) MongoDB
2 420 (9.13%) Relational Database
3 412 (8.95%) NoSQL
4 337 (7.32%) Big Data
5 336 (7.30%) Hadoop
6 272 (5.91%) SQL Server
7 253 (5.50%) MySQL
8 218 (4.74%) PostgreSQL
9 180 (3.91%) Apache Cassandra
10 160 (3.48%) Oracle Database
11 103 (2.24%) RDBMS
12 84 (1.83%) HBase
13 76 (1.65%) DB2
14 56 (1.22%) Apache Hive
14 56 (1.22%) Redis
15 53 (1.15%) Neo4j
16 46 (1.00%) Couchbase
17 36 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
18 30 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
19 28 (0.61%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 736 (15.99%) Git (software)
2 731 (15.88%) Maven
3 686 (14.91%) Jenkins
4 661 (14.36%) JUnit
5 348 (7.56%) Cucumber
6 328 (7.13%) JIRA
7 318 (6.91%) Subversion
8 286 (6.21%) Eclipse
9 268 (5.82%) Gradle
10 260 (5.65%) Mockito
11 251 (5.45%) Selenium
12 201 (4.37%) Ant
13 130 (2.82%) IntelliJ
14 103 (2.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 80 (1.74%) Spock
16 79 (1.72%) TeamCity
17 77 (1.67%) JBehave
18 61 (1.33%) SoapUI
19 50 (1.09%) Mercurial
20 47 (1.02%) WebDriver
General
1 896 (19.47%) Finance
2 604 (13.12%) Banking
3 252 (5.48%) Front Office
4 230 (5.00%) Investment Banking
5 150 (3.26%) Retail
6 94 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 81 (1.76%) Marketing
8 79 (1.72%) Publishing
9 71 (1.54%) Manufacturing
10 50 (1.09%) Electronics
11 48 (1.04%) Games
12 34 (0.74%) Financial Institution
13 32 (0.70%) Back Office
14 29 (0.63%) Advertising
15 19 (0.41%) Retail Banking
16 17 (0.37%) Automotive
17 16 (0.35%) Law
18 15 (0.33%) Legal
19 6 (0.13%) German Language
19 6 (0.13%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1947 (42.31%) Spring
2 1100 (23.90%) HTML
3 996 (21.64%) REST
4 939 (20.40%) Hibernate
5 922 (20.03%) Web Services
6 790 (17.17%) CSS
7 720 (15.65%) J2EE
8 719 (15.62%) XML
9 704 (15.30%) AngularJS
10 669 (14.54%) RESTful
11 600 (13.04%) JSON
12 561 (12.19%) SOAP
13 500 (10.86%) HTML5
14 398 (8.65%) Java EE
15 388 (8.43%) jQuery
16 353 (7.67%) JMS
17 330 (7.17%) JSP
18 298 (6.48%) Node.js
19 295 (6.41%) Spring MVC
20 255 (5.54%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 216 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
2 164 (3.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 134 (2.91%) Computer Science
4 116 (2.52%) Fixed Income
5 114 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
6 113 (2.46%) Derivative
7 98 (2.13%) Equities
8 83 (1.80%) User Experience
9 78 (1.69%) Algorithms
10 77 (1.67%) Data Structures
11 62 (1.35%) Mobile App
12 55 (1.20%) Mathematics
13 39 (0.85%) Equity Derivative
13 39 (0.85%) Virtual Team
14 37 (0.80%) Fintech
15 36 (0.78%) Market Risk
16 35 (0.76%) Video on Demand
17 34 (0.74%) Public Cloud
18 31 (0.67%) Economics
19 29 (0.63%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 696 (15.12%) Linux
2 454 (9.87%) Unix
3 166 (3.61%) Windows
4 86 (1.87%) Android
5 70 (1.52%) Mac OS X
6 58 (1.26%) Apple iOS
7 41 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (0.50%) Ubuntu
9 18 (0.39%) Windows Server
10 12 (0.26%) CentOS
11 10 (0.22%) Solaris
12 7 (0.15%) Debian
13 6 (0.13%) AIX
14 5 (0.11%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.087%) HPUX
15 4 (0.087%) Windows Server 2008
16 3 (0.065%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.022%) VMS
17 1 (0.022%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2836 (61.63%) Agile Software Development
2 1601 (34.79%) TDD
3 1174 (25.51%) Scrum
4 862 (18.73%) BDD
5 726 (15.78%) Continuous Integration
6 535 (11.63%) Microservices
7 532 (11.56%) OO
8 463 (10.06%) MVC
9 424 (9.21%) Open Source
9 424 (9.21%) Software Engineering
10 412 (8.95%) Pair Programming
11 406 (8.82%) Kanban
12 386 (8.39%) DevOps
13 360 (7.82%) Multithreading
14 309 (6.71%) Web Development
15 288 (6.26%) E-Commerce
16 283 (6.15%) SOA
17 266 (5.78%) Unit Testing
18 221 (4.80%) SDLC
19 217 (4.72%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 4600 (99.96%) Java
2 1341 (29.14%) JavaScript
3 1067 (23.19%) SQL
4 602 (13.08%) Scala
5 371 (8.06%) Python
6 224 (4.87%) C#
7 209 (4.54%) Groovy
8 184 (4.00%) C++
9 168 (3.65%) Ruby
10 139 (3.02%) PL/SQL
11 118 (2.56%) C
12 108 (2.35%) Clojure
13 98 (2.13%) Perl
14 87 (1.89%) Shell Script
15 61 (1.33%) XPath
16 60 (1.30%) Bash Shell
17 52 (1.13%) PHP
18 45 (0.98%) Haskell
19 38 (0.83%) Go
20 32 (0.70%) Korn
Qualifications
1 426 (9.26%) Security Cleared
2 223 (4.85%) SC Cleared
3 174 (3.78%) Degree
4 126 (2.74%) DV Cleared
5 52 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 24 (0.52%) Sun Certification
7 7 (0.15%) BC Cleared
7 7 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
8 6 (0.13%) ISEB
9 5 (0.11%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.065%) OCMJD
10 3 (0.065%) OCPJP
10 3 (0.065%) OCPJWCD
10 3 (0.065%) PhD
11 1 (0.022%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.022%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.022%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (3.30%) QA
2 24 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 22 (0.48%) FATCA
4 17 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.30%) MiFID
6 13 (0.28%) SDET
7 8 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
8 7 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.15%) GCP
8 7 (0.15%) SLA
9 5 (0.11%) EMIR
10 4 (0.087%) PA-DSS
11 3 (0.065%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.065%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.043%) GLP
12 2 (0.043%) HL7
12 2 (0.043%) SEPA
12 2 (0.043%) WCAG
System Software
1 342 (7.43%) Docker
2 34 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
3 26 (0.56%) Apache Flume
4 18 (0.39%) HDFS
5 11 (0.24%) Active Directory
5 11 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 9 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
7 5 (0.11%) vSphere
8 4 (0.087%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.065%) GlusterFS
10 2 (0.043%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.022%) LXC
11 1 (0.022%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.022%) Varnish
11 1 (0.022%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 141 (3.06%) Ansible
2 137 (2.98%) Puppet
3 56 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (0.67%) Kubernetes
5 12 (0.26%) OpenAM
6 11 (0.24%) Kibana
6 11 (0.24%) Oozie
6 11 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Management
6 11 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 9 (0.20%) Packer
8 8 (0.17%) Control-M
8 8 (0.17%) Grafana
9 7 (0.15%) Ambari
9 7 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
9 7 (0.15%) HP Fortify
9 7 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (0.15%) OpenIDM
9 7 (0.15%) Terraform
10 6 (0.13%) logstash
11 5 (0.11%) StatsD
Vendors
1 760 (16.51%) Oracle
2 115 (2.50%) IBM
3 113 (2.46%) Sybase
4 92 (2.00%) Adobe
5 83 (1.80%) Google
6 73 (1.59%) Red Hat
7 71 (1.54%) SAP
8 64 (1.39%) MuleSoft
9 60 (1.30%) hybris
10 48 (1.04%) Microsoft
11 47 (1.02%) Solace
12 45 (0.98%) TIBCO
13 40 (0.87%) ATG
14 36 (0.78%) Perforce
15 26 (0.56%) Atlassian
16 25 (0.54%) New Relic
17 23 (0.50%) Reuters
17 23 (0.50%) VMware
18 22 (0.48%) Splunk
19 21 (0.46%) ION Trading
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Mayson Hunt
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day TBC
Posted: 14 hours ago
South Yorkshire
Modis International
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Coded People
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 6 months rolling
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
onezeero.
Posted: 3 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
X4 Group
Rate: £320 - 400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £475 - £560 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday