Period
to 23 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

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
London > Central London
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 33 19 17
Rank change year-on-year -14 -2 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 323 790 799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 5.53% 8.90% 8.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.92% 9.38% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 720 725
Central London median daily rate £575 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.55% -
10th Percentile £452 £450 £431
90th Percentile £709 £725 £744
London median daily rate £575 £575 £550
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 - £21.50
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year - +62.79% -57.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Central London. 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
Central London
Contract vacancies in Central London with a recognized job title 5,453 8,423 8,507
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.36% 94.92% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,094 6,425 6,627
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £288 £306 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 94 126
Central London median hourly rate £22.33 £18.70 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.41% +0.54% +6.47%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.76 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.86 £36.46 £40.38
London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +13.64% +4.76% -2.33%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in Central London

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Developer in Central London

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in Central London over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Developer in Central London

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Developer in Central London

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in Central London over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Java Developer in Central London

Java Developer
Contract Job Locations in Central London

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 Central London region over the 6 months to 23 February 2020. 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
City of London -10 288 £575 -1.92% 175
City of Westminster -20 7 £588 +6.82%
Southwark +6 2 £600 +4.35%
West End of London +5 2 £475 -13.64%
Java Developer
London

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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 Central London region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 323 (100.00%) Java
2 203 (62.85%) Agile Software Development
3 147 (45.51%) Spring
4 141 (43.65%) TDD
5 133 (41.18%) Microservices
6 85 (26.32%) Java 8
7 77 (23.84%) Finance
8 69 (21.36%) Spring Boot
9 66 (20.43%) BDD
10 61 (18.89%) Docker
11 56 (17.34%) AWS
12 52 (16.10%) Kubernetes
13 51 (15.79%) REST
13 51 (15.79%) SQL
14 50 (15.48%) Kafka
15 49 (15.17%) Multithreading
16 44 (13.62%) Banking
16 44 (13.62%) Greenfield Project
17 41 (12.69%) Front Office
18 40 (12.38%) JavaScript
19 35 (10.84%) Python
20 34 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
21 33 (10.22%) RESTful
21 33 (10.22%) Scrum
21 33 (10.22%) AngularJS
22 32 (9.91%) DevOps
23 31 (9.60%) Git (software)
23 31 (9.60%) Maven
24 30 (9.29%) HTML
24 30 (9.29%) Jenkins

Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 16 (4.95%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (3.10%) Apache Spark
3 9 (2.79%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.86%) Confluence
4 6 (1.86%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.24%) JBoss
6 3 (0.93%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.93%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.62%) Apache
7 2 (0.62%) CMS
7 2 (0.62%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.62%) Jetty
7 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.31%) Camunda
8 1 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 56 (17.34%) AWS
2 12 (3.72%) GCP
3 10 (3.10%) GitHub
4 9 (2.79%) Azure
5 5 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.55%) Apigee
6 3 (0.93%) SaaS
7 2 (0.62%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.31%) PaaS
8 1 (0.31%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.57%) HTTP
2 11 (3.41%) TCP/IP
3 10 (3.10%) SSL
4 9 (2.79%) DNS
4 9 (2.79%) FTP
4 9 (2.79%) Multicast
5 1 (0.31%) AMQP
5 1 (0.31%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.31%) Firewall
5 1 (0.31%) IPv4
5 1 (0.31%) IPv6
5 1 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.50%) MongoDB
1 21 (6.50%) NoSQL
2 9 (2.79%) Hadoop
2 9 (2.79%) MySQL
2 9 (2.79%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.48%) Big Data
3 8 (2.48%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.17%) DB2
4 7 (2.17%) HBase
5 5 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.93%) SQL Server
8 2 (0.62%) Spark SQL
8 2 (0.62%) Tick Data
9 1 (0.31%) CockroachDB
9 1 (0.31%) Flink
9 1 (0.31%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.31%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 31 (9.60%) Git (software)
1 31 (9.60%) Maven
2 30 (9.29%) Jenkins
3 29 (8.98%) JUnit
4 28 (8.67%) Gradle
5 23 (7.12%) Mockito
6 12 (3.72%) JIRA
7 9 (2.79%) Gatling
7 9 (2.79%) Geb
7 9 (2.79%) GitLab
7 9 (2.79%) Spock
8 8 (2.48%) Ant
8 8 (2.48%) JConsole
8 8 (2.48%) JProfiler
8 8 (2.48%) VisualVM
9 7 (2.17%) Selenium
10 6 (1.86%) git-flow
10 6 (1.86%) JMeter
11 5 (1.55%) SonarQube
11 5 (1.55%) Subversion
General
1 77 (23.84%) Finance
2 44 (13.62%) Banking
3 41 (12.69%) Front Office
4 16 (4.95%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.48%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.55%) Public Sector
7 4 (1.24%) Games
7 4 (1.24%) Law
7 4 (1.24%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.93%) Retail
9 2 (0.62%) Advertising
10 1 (0.31%) Electronics
10 1 (0.31%) Legal
10 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.31%) Marketing
10 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (45.51%) Spring
2 69 (21.36%) Spring Boot
3 51 (15.79%) REST
4 50 (15.48%) Kafka
5 33 (10.22%) AngularJS
5 33 (10.22%) RESTful
6 30 (9.29%) HTML
7 28 (8.67%) Web Services
8 25 (7.74%) Spring Cloud
9 24 (7.43%) CSS
10 23 (7.12%) SOAP
11 20 (6.19%) J2EE
12 19 (5.88%) React
13 16 (4.95%) Hibernate
14 15 (4.64%) HTML5
15 14 (4.33%) OAuth
16 13 (4.02%) OAuth2
17 12 (3.72%) Dropwizard
17 12 (3.72%) FIX Protocol
18 10 (3.10%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 44 (13.62%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (6.81%) Enterprise Software
3 20 (6.19%) Equities
4 17 (5.26%) Data Structures
5 11 (3.41%) Fixed Income
6 10 (3.10%) Mobile App
6 10 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (2.79%) Derivative
7 9 (2.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (2.48%) User Experience
9 7 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (1.86%) Mobile Payment
11 5 (1.55%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.24%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.24%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.93%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 2 (0.62%) Credit Risk
14 2 (0.62%) Market Risk
14 2 (0.62%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 28 (8.67%) Linux
2 15 (4.64%) Unix
3 2 (0.62%) Mac OS X
3 2 (0.62%) VMS
4 1 (0.31%) Android
4 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.31%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (62.85%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (43.65%) TDD
3 133 (41.18%) Microservices
4 66 (20.43%) BDD
5 49 (15.17%) Multithreading
6 34 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (10.22%) Scrum
8 32 (9.91%) DevOps
9 29 (8.98%) Pair Programming
9 29 (8.98%) SDLC
10 28 (8.67%) Low Latency
10 28 (8.67%) Test Automation
11 25 (7.74%) Fintech
12 22 (6.81%) Computer Science
13 19 (5.88%) OO
14 18 (5.57%) Electronic Trading
14 18 (5.57%) Web Development
15 17 (5.26%) Kanban
15 17 (5.26%) Software Engineering
16 15 (4.64%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 323 (100.00%) Java
2 85 (26.32%) Java 8
3 51 (15.79%) SQL
4 40 (12.38%) JavaScript
5 35 (10.84%) Python
6 22 (6.81%) Scala
7 19 (5.88%) TypeScript
8 14 (4.33%) C++
8 14 (4.33%) Kotlin
9 8 (2.48%) C#
10 7 (2.17%) Groovy
10 7 (2.17%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.86%) Ruby
12 5 (1.55%) R
13 4 (1.24%) Clojure
14 3 (0.93%) ClojureScript
14 3 (0.93%) ES6
15 2 (0.62%) ANSI SQL
15 2 (0.62%) Go
15 2 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (4.33%) SC Cleared
1 14 (4.33%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.02%) Degree
3 8 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.62%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.79%) QA
2 4 (1.24%) MiFID
3 2 (0.62%) GDPR
3 2 (0.62%) WCAG
System Software
1 61 (18.89%) Docker
2 4 (1.24%) HDFS
3 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 52 (16.10%) Kubernetes
2 11 (3.41%) Ansible
2 11 (3.41%) Terraform
3 9 (2.79%) Docker Swarm
4 5 (1.55%) Istio
5 4 (1.24%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (0.93%) Puppet
7 2 (0.62%) Cobbler
7 2 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.31%) Grafana
8 1 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.31%) Kibana
8 1 (0.31%) logstash
8 1 (0.31%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 22 (6.81%) Oracle
2 7 (2.17%) Solace
3 6 (1.86%) Google
3 6 (1.86%) Sybase
4 4 (1.24%) ION Trading
5 3 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (0.93%) Vermilion
6 2 (0.62%) Adobe
6 2 (0.62%) BEA
6 2 (0.62%) GoCardless
6 2 (0.62%) GoldenSource
6 2 (0.62%) Microsoft
6 2 (0.62%) New Relic
6 2 (0.62%) webMethods
6 2 (0.62%) Zuora
7 1 (0.31%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.31%) Foundry
7 1 (0.31%) IBM
7 1 (0.31%) Informatica
7 1 (0.31%) Pega