Period
to 24 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 94 73 82
Rank change year-on-year -21 +9 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 86 110 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.00% 2.74% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.13% 2.95% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 74 44
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% -
10th Percentile £388 £358 £311
90th Percentile £625 £501 £625
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -2.17% +8.24%

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 4,029 3,724 3,545
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.55% 92.68% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,959 1,939 1,729
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £220
90th Percentile £600 £600 £557
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 92 161
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.04% +5.73% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £8.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.69 £43.68 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £19.36 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.63% - -4.11%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -5 36 £450 +12.50% 17
Bracknell +2 28 £500 -9.09% 8
Newbury -13 4 £400 -11.11% 10
Ascot - 4 £400 - 3
Wokingham - 3 - - 2
Slough -7 1 £463 +2.78% 1
Java Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 86 (100.00%) Java
2 49 (56.98%) Spring
3 47 (54.65%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (33.72%) TDD
5 26 (30.23%) Jenkins
6 24 (27.91%) XML
7 23 (26.74%) Java 8
8 22 (25.58%) Microservices
8 22 (25.58%) JUnit
8 22 (25.58%) Maven
9 20 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (23.26%) Amazon AWS
10 19 (22.09%) Git (software)
10 19 (22.09%) BDD
10 19 (22.09%) REST
10 19 (22.09%) Scrum
10 19 (22.09%) JavaScript
11 18 (20.93%) RESTful
12 17 (19.77%) Kafka
12 17 (19.77%) Web Services
12 17 (19.77%) JSON
13 16 (18.60%) JIRA
13 16 (18.60%) SQL
14 15 (17.44%) DevOps
15 14 (16.28%) Mockito
16 13 (15.12%) J2EE
16 13 (15.12%) Hibernate
17 12 (13.95%) HTML
17 12 (13.95%) JMS
17 12 (13.95%) Bitbucket

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 (10.47%) Confluence
2 8 (9.30%) Tomcat
2 8 (9.30%) WebSphere
3 6 (6.98%) Apache
4 4 (4.65%) JBoss
5 3 (3.49%) Apache Solr
5 3 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (2.33%) Apache Spark
6 2 (2.33%) CMS
7 1 (1.16%) Magnolia
7 1 (1.16%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 20 (23.26%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.98%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (3.49%) Apigee
4 2 (2.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (2.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (2.33%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.33%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (2.33%) CloudFront
4 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.33%) Serverless
5 1 (1.16%) GitHub
5 1 (1.16%) IaaS
5 1 (1.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.30%) SMPP
1 8 (9.30%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.49%) FTP
2 3 (3.49%) SSL
3 2 (2.33%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.16%) HTTP
4 1 (1.16%) Skype
4 1 (1.16%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.95%) Apache Cassandra
2 9 (10.47%) MongoDB
3 8 (9.30%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (6.98%) NoSQL
5 5 (5.81%) MySQL
6 3 (3.49%) DB2
6 3 (3.49%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.49%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.16%) HBase
8 1 (1.16%) Parquet
8 1 (1.16%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 26 (30.23%) Jenkins
2 22 (25.58%) JUnit
2 22 (25.58%) Maven
3 19 (22.09%) Git (software)
4 16 (18.60%) JIRA
5 14 (16.28%) Mockito
6 12 (13.95%) Bitbucket
7 7 (8.14%) SonarQube
7 7 (8.14%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (6.98%) Eclipse
8 6 (6.98%) Subversion
9 5 (5.81%) Ant
9 5 (5.81%) Cucumber
10 4 (4.65%) DbUnit
10 4 (4.65%) Gradle
10 4 (4.65%) jMock
10 4 (4.65%) Vagrant
11 3 (3.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (3.49%) git-flow
11 3 (3.49%) IntelliJ
General
1 7 (8.14%) Finance
2 4 (4.65%) Retail
3 3 (3.49%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.16%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (56.98%) Spring
2 24 (27.91%) XML
3 19 (22.09%) REST
4 18 (20.93%) RESTful
5 17 (19.77%) JSON
5 17 (19.77%) Kafka
5 17 (19.77%) Web Services
6 13 (15.12%) Hibernate
6 13 (15.12%) J2EE
7 12 (13.95%) HTML
7 12 (13.95%) JMS
8 9 (10.47%) SOAP
9 8 (9.30%) Apache Camel
9 8 (9.30%) CSS
9 8 (9.30%) Spring Boot
10 7 (8.14%) AngularJS
10 7 (8.14%) JDBC
10 7 (8.14%) React
10 7 (8.14%) Struts
11 6 (6.98%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.30%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (8.14%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.33%) Clustering
3 2 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (2.33%) Replication
3 2 (2.33%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.16%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.14%) Linux
2 6 (6.98%) Windows
3 4 (4.65%) Unix
4 3 (3.49%) CentOS
5 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (54.65%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (33.72%) TDD
3 22 (25.58%) Microservices
4 20 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (22.09%) BDD
5 19 (22.09%) Scrum
6 15 (17.44%) DevOps
7 11 (12.79%) Kanban
7 11 (12.79%) Multithreading
8 10 (11.63%) MVC
9 9 (10.47%) Test Automation
10 8 (9.30%) Unit Testing
11 7 (8.14%) E-Commerce
11 7 (8.14%) Software Engineering
11 7 (8.14%) User Stories
12 6 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
13 5 (5.81%) CRM
13 5 (5.81%) SOA
14 4 (4.65%) Content Management
14 4 (4.65%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 86 (100.00%) Java
2 23 (26.74%) Java 8
3 19 (22.09%) JavaScript
4 16 (18.60%) SQL
5 8 (9.30%) Groovy
6 7 (8.14%) Python
7 3 (3.49%) C++
7 3 (3.49%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.33%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.16%) R
9 1 (1.16%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 3 (3.49%) Degree
1 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.49%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.33%) ISEB
2 2 (2.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (12.79%) Docker
2 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.33%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (2.33%) vSphere
3 1 (1.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (1.16%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (11.63%) Ansible
2 6 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (6.98%) Puppet
3 4 (4.65%) Kubernetes
4 3 (3.49%) Grafana
4 3 (3.49%) Graphite
5 2 (2.33%) Terraform
6 1 (1.16%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (1.16%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 6 (6.98%) Oracle
2 5 (5.81%) IBM
3 4 (4.65%) VMware
4 2 (2.33%) Adobe
4 2 (2.33%) Google
4 2 (2.33%) Hortonworks
4 2 (2.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.33%) webMethods
5 1 (1.16%) Automation Anywhere
5 1 (1.16%) HP
5 1 (1.16%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.16%) Tableau
5 1 (1.16%) UiPath