Period
to 17 September 2019

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 17 September 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Java Developer
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 124 78 99
Rank change year-on-year -46 +21 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 53 96 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.27% 2.50% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 2.67% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 60 35
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £428 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.58% -5.00% +12.50%
10th Percentile £381 £325 £350
90th Percentile £538 £539 £573
South East median daily rate £475 £485 £450
% change year-on-year -2.06% +7.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £59.67 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +32.59% +9.76% -8.38%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3,887 3,590 3,649
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.97% 93.37% 92.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,958 1,873 1,876
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £415 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% -0.36% +4.13%
10th Percentile £250 £215 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 101 144
Berkshire median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.50% +29.03% +10.71%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £9.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £46.00 £41.58
South East median hourly rate £22.93 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +14.65% +11.11% -10.00%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Java Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in Berkshire

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java Developer in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Developer in Berkshire

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in Berkshire over the 6 months to 17 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Developer in Berkshire

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Developer in Berkshire

Java Developer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 6 months to 17 September 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -8 27 £425 -5.56% 11
Bracknell -3 14 £415 -24.55% 3
Ascot - 4 £400 -
Wokingham +5 3 - -
Slough -1 2 - - 4
Maidenhead -3 1 £425 -1.16% 1
Java Developer
South East

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 2019, Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 53 (100.00%) Java
2 29 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (41.51%) TDD
3 22 (41.51%) Spring
4 19 (35.85%) BDD
5 17 (32.08%) Maven
6 16 (30.19%) AWS
6 16 (30.19%) Scrum
6 16 (30.19%) SQL
6 16 (30.19%) Web Services
7 14 (26.42%) JUnit
7 14 (26.42%) Hibernate
7 14 (26.42%) Jenkins
8 13 (24.53%) Docker
9 12 (22.64%) J2EE
9 12 (22.64%) RESTful
10 11 (20.75%) Python
10 11 (20.75%) Microservices
11 10 (18.87%) SOAP
11 10 (18.87%) JavaScript
11 10 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (16.98%) Test Automation
12 9 (16.98%) Mockito
12 9 (16.98%) Tomcat
12 9 (16.98%) REST
12 9 (16.98%) Java 8
13 8 (15.09%) Spring Boot
13 8 (15.09%) Ant
13 8 (15.09%) E-Commerce
13 8 (15.09%) Apache

Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 9 (16.98%) Tomcat
2 8 (15.09%) Apache
3 2 (3.77%) CMS
3 2 (3.77%) Confluence
4 1 (1.89%) iPlanet
4 1 (1.89%) Mule
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 16 (30.19%) AWS
2 3 (5.66%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (5.66%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (5.66%) Serverless
3 2 (3.77%) Amazon Kinesis
3 2 (3.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 2 (3.77%) Kong
4 1 (1.89%) Apigee
4 1 (1.89%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) FTP
2 1 (1.89%) HTTP
2 1 (1.89%) SMPP
2 1 (1.89%) SSH
2 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) MongoDB
1 7 (13.21%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.66%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.89%) DB2
3 1 (1.89%) MySQL
3 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (32.08%) Maven
2 14 (26.42%) Jenkins
2 14 (26.42%) JUnit
3 9 (16.98%) Mockito
4 8 (15.09%) Ant
5 7 (13.21%) Cucumber
6 5 (9.43%) DbUnit
6 5 (9.43%) SonarQube
6 5 (9.43%) Subversion
7 4 (7.55%) Git (software)
7 4 (7.55%) JBehave
7 4 (7.55%) jMock
7 4 (7.55%) Vagrant
8 3 (5.66%) JIRA
8 3 (5.66%) Rational Team Concert
9 2 (3.77%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (1.89%) Bitbucket
10 1 (1.89%) Liquibase
10 1 (1.89%) NetBeans
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Public Sector
2 2 (3.77%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (41.51%) Spring
2 16 (30.19%) Web Services
3 14 (26.42%) Hibernate
4 12 (22.64%) J2EE
4 12 (22.64%) RESTful
5 10 (18.87%) SOAP
6 9 (16.98%) REST
7 8 (15.09%) Spring Boot
8 7 (13.21%) HTML
8 7 (13.21%) Node.js
8 7 (13.21%) XML
9 6 (11.32%) Kafka
9 6 (11.32%) Struts
10 5 (9.43%) Apache Camel
10 5 (9.43%) CSS
10 5 (9.43%) JMS
10 5 (9.43%) PowerMock
10 5 (9.43%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (7.55%) AngularJS
11 4 (7.55%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (3.77%) Life Science
2 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Linux
1 2 (3.77%) Unix
2 1 (1.89%) Android
2 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (41.51%) TDD
3 19 (35.85%) BDD
4 16 (30.19%) Scrum
5 11 (20.75%) Microservices
6 10 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (16.98%) Test Automation
8 8 (15.09%) E-Commerce
8 8 (15.09%) Kanban
9 7 (13.21%) DevOps
10 6 (11.32%) Computer Science
10 6 (11.32%) Software Engineering
11 5 (9.43%) RAD
11 5 (9.43%) Technical Analysis
12 4 (7.55%) Multithreading
12 4 (7.55%) OOA/OOD
12 4 (7.55%) Open Source
13 3 (5.66%) Artificial Intelligence
13 3 (5.66%) High Availability
13 3 (5.66%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 53 (100.00%) Java
2 16 (30.19%) SQL
3 11 (20.75%) Python
4 10 (18.87%) JavaScript
5 9 (16.98%) Java 8
6 5 (9.43%) PL/SQL
7 3 (5.66%) Groovy
8 2 (3.77%) Clojure
8 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.77%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.89%) C#
9 1 (1.89%) C++
9 1 (1.89%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.89%) PHP
9 1 (1.89%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) Degree
2 4 (7.55%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (7.55%) ISEB
2 4 (7.55%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (24.53%) Docker
2 3 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.66%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) Kubernetes
2 3 (5.66%) Ansible
2 3 (5.66%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.66%) Puppet
3 1 (1.89%) Grafana
3 1 (1.89%) Graphite
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) Oracle
2 3 (5.66%) Google
2 3 (5.66%) IBM
2 3 (5.66%) VMware
3 1 (1.89%) MuleSoft
3 1 (1.89%) Sun