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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Developer
Rank 42 45 53
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 2417 2213 2020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.47% 3.85% 3.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.72% 4.05% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1858 1544 1369
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 10
Median hourly rate £42.75 £42.63 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.29% +25.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.30 £37.09 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.50 £56.25 £58.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £42.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +23.52%

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
51191 54614 52615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33346 34728 31784
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2049 2054
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 2202 £463 +2.77% 568
London -9 1122 £500 - 302
South East +52 312 £475 +18.75% 46
City of London +4 214 £525 -4.54% 68
Yorkshire +23 186 £425 +6.25% 42
North West +31 180 £425 +3.03% 57
Scotland +5 156 £350 -7.89% 18
West Yorkshire +20 146 £425 +6.25% 30
South West +16 141 £380 -10.58% 40
Oxfordshire +39 134 £475 +11.76% 8
Leeds +11 132 £425 +6.25% 22
Manchester +34 119 £425 -5.55% 44
East of England -13 98 £438 +13.63% 36
Oxford +26 81 £475 +11.76% 2
Edinburgh +17 81 £340 -11.97% 4
West Midlands +14 76 £375 +7.14% 21
Glasgow 0 52 £400 +11.11% 12
North East 0 48 £373 -12.35% 11
Gloucestershire +5 47 £450 +2.85% 8
Tyne and Wear -13 44 £350 -17.64% 11
Cheshire +14 42 £425 +6.25% 9
Hampshire +3 41 £425 +13.33% 6
East Midlands +10 40 £425 +22.30% 11
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 37 £375 -11.76% 10
Wales -8 33 £463 +54.16% 6
East Sussex +30 31 £525 +47.88% 1
South Yorkshire +18 30 £431 +7.81% 6
Birmingham +15 30 £400 +14.28% 12
Sheffield +14 30 £431 +7.81% 6
Brighton +30 29 £525 - 1

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 4732 (99.94%) Java
2 2815 (59.45%) Agile Software Development
3 2156 (45.53%) Spring
4 1620 (34.21%) TDD
5 1362 (28.76%) JavaScript
6 1146 (24.20%) HTML
7 1107 (23.38%) Scrum
8 1043 (22.03%) Hibernate
9 1037 (21.90%) Web Services
10 1027 (21.69%) SQL
11 967 (20.42%) REST
12 937 (19.79%) Oracle
13 928 (19.60%) Finance
14 881 (18.61%) J2EE
15 845 (17.85%) CSS
16 811 (17.13%) Maven
17 804 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
18 753 (15.90%) JUnit
19 749 (15.82%) XML
20 743 (15.69%) BDD
21 735 (15.52%) Linux
22 700 (14.78%) Git (software)
23 698 (14.74%) AngularJS
24 691 (14.59%) RESTful
25 659 (13.92%) Scala
26 653 (13.79%) Jenkins
27 636 (13.43%) SOAP
28 579 (12.23%) JSON
29 568 (12.00%) HTML5
30 565 (11.93%) Banking

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 (10.48%) Tomcat
2 474 (10.01%) JBoss
3 239 (5.05%) WebSphere
4 226 (4.77%) Apache
5 208 (4.39%) WebLogic
6 190 (4.01%) Apache Spark
7 127 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
8 96 (2.03%) Confluence
9 74 (1.56%) Mule
10 72 (1.52%) Jetty
11 71 (1.50%) CMS
12 61 (1.29%) WebSphere Application Server
13 59 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 55 (1.16%) nginx
15 48 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
15 48 (1.01%) Mule ESB
16 46 (0.97%) Oracle Coherence
17 41 (0.87%) Apache Solr
18 37 (0.78%) GlassFish
19 26 (0.55%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 20 (0.42%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.084%) MS Office
3 3 (0.063%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.042%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.042%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.021%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 52 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 29 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
3 11 (0.23%) ION MarketView
3 11 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
4 6 (0.13%) RMDS
4 6 (0.13%) Summit
5 3 (0.063%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.042%) Loan IQ
6 2 (0.042%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.042%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.042%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.021%) BigMachines
7 1 (0.021%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.021%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.021%) Murex MxG2000
7 1 (0.021%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.021%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.021%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.021%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 352 (7.43%) Amazon AWS
2 157 (3.32%) GitHub
3 110 (2.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 80 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
5 67 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
6 32 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
7 30 (0.63%) Amazon S3
8 26 (0.55%) PaaS
9 24 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
10 22 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
11 16 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
11 16 (0.34%) Google App Engine
11 16 (0.34%) SaaS
12 13 (0.27%) Bluemix
12 13 (0.27%) Google Analytics
12 13 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
13 12 (0.25%) Heroku
14 11 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 10 (0.21%) Amazon Kinesis
16 7 (0.15%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 215 (4.54%) HTTP
2 49 (1.03%) Internet
3 41 (0.87%) LDAP
4 27 (0.57%) SSL
5 21 (0.44%) Network Security
6 18 (0.38%) SSH
7 16 (0.34%) SNMP
8 13 (0.27%) TCP/IP
9 11 (0.23%) AMQP
10 10 (0.21%) Intranet
11 8 (0.17%) HTTPS
12 7 (0.15%) RTSP
13 6 (0.13%) Unified Communications
14 5 (0.11%) MQTT
14 5 (0.11%) Wireshark
15 4 (0.084%) Firewall
15 4 (0.084%) FTP
15 4 (0.084%) Kerberos
16 3 (0.063%) SAN
17 2 (0.042%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 409 (8.64%) MongoDB
1 409 (8.64%) NoSQL
2 363 (7.67%) Relational Database
3 307 (6.48%) Hadoop
4 290 (6.12%) SQL Server
5 272 (5.74%) MySQL
6 246 (5.20%) Oracle Database
7 230 (4.86%) Big Data
8 190 (4.01%) PostgreSQL
9 183 (3.86%) Apache Cassandra
10 111 (2.34%) RDBMS
11 91 (1.92%) DB2
12 80 (1.69%) Apache Hive
13 65 (1.37%) HBase
14 63 (1.33%) Neo4j
15 51 (1.08%) Redis
16 50 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 43 (0.91%) Couchbase
18 38 (0.80%) Hazelcast
19 34 (0.72%) Impala
Development Applications
1 811 (17.13%) Maven
2 753 (15.90%) JUnit
3 700 (14.78%) Git (software)
4 653 (13.79%) Jenkins
5 395 (8.34%) Subversion
6 340 (7.18%) Cucumber
7 333 (7.03%) JIRA
8 332 (7.01%) Eclipse
9 271 (5.72%) Mockito
10 256 (5.41%) Selenium
11 212 (4.48%) Gradle
12 191 (4.03%) Ant
13 151 (3.19%) IntelliJ
14 107 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 83 (1.75%) TeamCity
16 74 (1.56%) JBehave
17 73 (1.54%) SoapUI
18 65 (1.37%) Mercurial
19 64 (1.35%) JMeter
20 62 (1.31%) Spock
General
1 928 (19.60%) Finance
2 565 (11.93%) Banking
3 223 (4.71%) Front Office
4 199 (4.20%) Investment Banking
5 171 (3.61%) Retail
6 93 (1.96%) Marketing
7 80 (1.69%) Telecoms
8 72 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 59 (1.25%) Publishing
10 53 (1.12%) Electronics
11 43 (0.91%) Games
12 41 (0.87%) Financial Institution
13 40 (0.84%) Back Office
14 21 (0.44%) Automotive
15 18 (0.38%) Law
16 15 (0.32%) Advertising
16 15 (0.32%) Retail Banking
17 12 (0.25%) Legal
18 9 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
19 7 (0.15%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2156 (45.53%) Spring
2 1146 (24.20%) HTML
3 1043 (22.03%) Hibernate
4 1037 (21.90%) Web Services
5 967 (20.42%) REST
6 881 (18.61%) J2EE
7 845 (17.85%) CSS
8 749 (15.82%) XML
9 698 (14.74%) AngularJS
10 691 (14.59%) RESTful
11 636 (13.43%) SOAP
12 579 (12.23%) JSON
13 568 (12.00%) HTML5
14 385 (8.13%) Java EE
15 373 (7.88%) JMS
16 370 (7.81%) jQuery
17 367 (7.75%) JSP
18 317 (6.69%) Node.js
19 287 (6.06%) Spring MVC
20 286 (6.04%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 249 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 149 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
3 148 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 132 (2.79%) Derivative
5 123 (2.60%) Computer Science
6 84 (1.77%) Fixed Income
7 80 (1.69%) User Experience
8 63 (1.33%) Algorithms
9 56 (1.18%) Equities
10 53 (1.12%) Mobile App
11 47 (0.99%) Data Structures
12 41 (0.87%) Mathematics
13 33 (0.70%) Digital Media
13 33 (0.70%) Equity Derivative
13 33 (0.70%) Fintech
14 32 (0.68%) N-Tier
15 31 (0.65%) Data Integration
16 27 (0.57%) Virtual Team
17 24 (0.51%) Market Risk
18 22 (0.46%) Blockchain
Operating Systems
1 735 (15.52%) Linux
2 459 (9.69%) Unix
3 140 (2.96%) Windows
4 71 (1.50%) Android
5 39 (0.82%) Apple iOS
5 39 (0.82%) Mac OS X
6 36 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (0.55%) Ubuntu
8 15 (0.32%) Solaris
9 14 (0.30%) Windows Server
10 11 (0.23%) CentOS
11 6 (0.13%) AIX
12 5 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.084%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.084%) VMS
13 4 (0.084%) zOS
14 3 (0.063%) Debian
14 3 (0.063%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.042%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.042%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2815 (59.45%) Agile Software Development
2 1620 (34.21%) TDD
3 1107 (23.38%) Scrum
4 804 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
5 743 (15.69%) BDD
6 544 (11.49%) OO
7 458 (9.67%) Pair Programming
8 453 (9.57%) Open Source
9 439 (9.27%) MVC
10 420 (8.87%) Microservices
11 418 (8.83%) Software Engineering
12 381 (8.05%) Kanban
13 351 (7.41%) Multithreading
14 327 (6.91%) SOA
15 293 (6.19%) E-Commerce
16 292 (6.17%) Web Development
17 291 (6.15%) Unit Testing
18 275 (5.81%) DevOps
19 196 (4.14%) SDLC
20 190 (4.01%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 4732 (99.94%) Java
2 1362 (28.76%) JavaScript
3 1027 (21.69%) SQL
4 659 (13.92%) Scala
5 318 (6.72%) Python
6 211 (4.46%) C#
7 210 (4.44%) Groovy
8 208 (4.39%) Ruby
9 197 (4.16%) PL/SQL
10 162 (3.42%) C++
11 113 (2.39%) Perl
12 111 (2.34%) Clojure
13 88 (1.86%) C
14 75 (1.58%) PHP
15 72 (1.52%) Shell Script
16 56 (1.18%) Bash Shell
17 38 (0.80%) T-SQL
18 34 (0.72%) Haskell
19 25 (0.53%) VB
19 25 (0.53%) XPath
Qualifications
1 415 (8.76%) Security Cleared
2 221 (4.67%) SC Cleared
3 181 (3.82%) Degree
4 122 (2.58%) DV Cleared
5 45 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
6 34 (0.72%) Sun Certification
7 15 (0.32%) BC Cleared
8 12 (0.25%) ISEB
9 10 (0.21%) ISTQB
10 8 (0.17%) OCPJP
10 8 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
11 7 (0.15%) PhD
12 3 (0.063%) OCMJD
13 1 (0.021%) AWS Certification
13 1 (0.021%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.021%) HND
13 1 (0.021%) MBA
13 1 (0.021%) OCP
13 1 (0.021%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (2.70%) QA
2 42 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (0.25%) SDET
4 8 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.15%) GCP
6 6 (0.13%) ISO 14001
6 6 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.084%) FATCA
7 4 (0.084%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.084%) SLA
8 3 (0.063%) MiFID
8 3 (0.063%) WCAG
9 2 (0.042%) GLP
10 1 (0.021%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.021%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.021%) SEPA
System Software
1 226 (4.77%) Docker
2 56 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
3 27 (0.57%) Apache Flume
4 15 (0.32%) HDFS
5 13 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 9 (0.19%) vSphere
8 8 (0.17%) Active Directory
9 6 (0.13%) Platform Symphony
10 5 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.084%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.063%) iptables
13 2 (0.042%) GeoWebCache
14 1 (0.021%) GridGain
14 1 (0.021%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 148 (3.13%) Puppet
2 74 (1.56%) Ansible
3 35 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (0.65%) Kubernetes
5 14 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (0.30%) Oozie
6 13 (0.27%) BladeLogic
6 13 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 12 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Management
8 8 (0.17%) Control-M
9 7 (0.15%) Tivoli
10 6 (0.13%) Ambari
10 6 (0.13%) Grafana
10 6 (0.13%) Graphite
10 6 (0.13%) Kibana
10 6 (0.13%) Packer
11 5 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
11 5 (0.11%) logstash
11 5 (0.11%) yum
12 4 (0.084%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 937 (19.79%) Oracle
2 148 (3.13%) Google
3 147 (3.10%) IBM
4 117 (2.47%) Sybase
5 78 (1.65%) Adobe
6 76 (1.61%) Red Hat
7 66 (1.39%) SAP
8 47 (0.99%) Microsoft
9 44 (0.93%) hybris
10 37 (0.78%) MuleSoft
11 35 (0.74%) TIBCO
11 35 (0.74%) VMware
12 27 (0.57%) ION Trading
12 27 (0.57%) Murex
12 27 (0.57%) WSO2
13 26 (0.55%) Atlassian
14 23 (0.49%) Calypso
14 23 (0.49%) Perforce
15 21 (0.44%) webMethods
16 20 (0.42%) ATG
Northamptonshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
EXCELerate
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £400 per day 3 months contract
Posted: 2 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: Market Rates -
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Net Talent
Posted: 12 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 6 hours ago
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day TBC
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
KEYRESOURCE
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Energon People
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago