Period
to 20 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 20 July 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
London > Central London
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 33 20 22
Rank change year-on-year -13 +2 0
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 522 796 596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 6.03% 8.51% 7.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.39% 8.96% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 719 519
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £463 £425 £400
90th Percentile £688 £763 £675
London median daily rate £575 £550 £538
% change year-on-year +4.55% +2.33% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Central London median hourly rate - £21.50 -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £93.83
% change year-on-year +62.79% -77.08% -

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 8,169 8,883 7,318
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.37% 95.02% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,313 6,874 5,530
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +8.21%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £305
90th Percentile £675 £675 £669
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 151 95
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +5.23% -7.68%
10th Percentile £11.65 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £56.50 £35.00 £32.64
London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year -2.33% +1.18% +11.67%

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 20 July 2019.

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
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 20 July 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
City of London -10 425 £575 +0.66% 212
City of Westminster -2 39 £600 +9.09%
West End of London +4 20 £550 -
Southwark -24 13 £575 +4.55%
Java Developer
London

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 Central London region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 521 (99.81%) Java
2 299 (57.28%) Agile Software Development
3 231 (44.25%) TDD
4 220 (42.15%) Spring
5 213 (40.80%) Microservices
6 172 (32.95%) Java 8
7 158 (30.27%) Finance
8 131 (25.10%) Docker
9 125 (23.95%) Amazon AWS
10 122 (23.37%) Spring Boot
11 106 (20.31%) BDD
12 105 (20.11%) Kubernetes
13 103 (19.73%) JavaScript
14 99 (18.97%) Banking
15 93 (17.82%) Kafka
16 88 (16.86%) REST
16 88 (16.86%) DevOps
17 80 (15.33%) Maven
18 76 (14.56%) SQL
19 72 (13.79%) Linux
20 69 (13.22%) Git (software)
21 66 (12.64%) Hibernate
22 65 (12.45%) RESTful
23 63 (12.07%) AngularJS
23 63 (12.07%) Greenfield Project
24 62 (11.88%) Front Office
25 61 (11.69%) Jenkins
26 60 (11.49%) HTML
27 52 (9.96%) Test Automation
28 51 (9.77%) MongoDB

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 24 (4.60%) Apache Spark
2 22 (4.21%) Apache
3 15 (2.87%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (1.72%) Confluence
5 7 (1.34%) JBoss
6 6 (1.15%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (0.96%) CMS
7 5 (0.96%) Magnolia
7 5 (0.96%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.77%) GlassFish
8 4 (0.77%) Jetty
9 3 (0.57%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.57%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.38%) WildFly
11 1 (0.19%) IIS
11 1 (0.19%) Mule
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.19%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 125 (23.95%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (6.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 16 (3.07%) Amazon SQS
5 15 (2.87%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (2.11%) Amazon S3
7 9 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 9 (1.72%) Apigee
7 9 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (1.72%) AWS CloudTrail
8 8 (1.53%) Amazon Glacier
8 8 (1.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 7 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (1.15%) Serverless
11 5 (0.96%) Amazon Kinesis
11 5 (0.96%) GitHub
11 5 (0.96%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.57%) Slack
13 2 (0.38%) BrowserStack
13 2 (0.38%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.75%) HTTP
2 14 (2.68%) FTP
3 12 (2.30%) SSL
3 12 (2.30%) TCP/IP
4 11 (2.11%) DNS
5 5 (0.96%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.19%) AMQP
6 1 (0.19%) Firewall
6 1 (0.19%) Internet
6 1 (0.19%) Network Security
6 1 (0.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (9.77%) MongoDB
2 38 (7.28%) NoSQL
3 37 (7.09%) Relational Database
4 30 (5.75%) Apache Cassandra
5 24 (4.60%) Hadoop
6 22 (4.21%) Big Data
7 20 (3.83%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (3.64%) SQL Server
9 16 (3.07%) Redis
10 15 (2.87%) Amazon RDS
11 12 (2.30%) Neo4j
12 9 (1.72%) HBase
12 9 (1.72%) Riak
13 8 (1.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 7 (1.34%) Oracle Database
15 6 (1.15%) MySQL
16 4 (0.77%) Blockchain
16 4 (0.77%) RDBMS
17 3 (0.57%) DB2
17 3 (0.57%) Flink
Development Applications
1 80 (15.33%) Maven
2 69 (13.22%) Git (software)
3 61 (11.69%) Jenkins
4 38 (7.28%) Mockito
5 29 (5.56%) JUnit
6 27 (5.17%) Cucumber
6 27 (5.17%) Gradle
7 25 (4.79%) Subversion
8 19 (3.64%) JIRA
9 12 (2.30%) GitLab
9 12 (2.30%) gulp
9 12 (2.30%) Spock
10 11 (2.11%) Gatling
10 11 (2.11%) Geb
11 8 (1.53%) TeamCity
12 7 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (1.34%) Travis CI
13 6 (1.15%) Selenium
13 6 (1.15%) TestNG
14 5 (0.96%) IntelliJ
General
1 158 (30.27%) Finance
2 99 (18.97%) Banking
3 62 (11.88%) Front Office
4 44 (8.43%) Investment Banking
5 17 (3.26%) Retail
6 10 (1.92%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.92%) Retail Banking
7 7 (1.34%) Games
8 6 (1.15%) Back Office
9 4 (0.77%) Advertising
9 4 (0.77%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.57%) Marketing
11 2 (0.38%) Electronics
11 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.19%) Prime Brokerage
12 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (42.15%) Spring
2 122 (23.37%) Spring Boot
3 93 (17.82%) Kafka
4 88 (16.86%) REST
5 66 (12.64%) Hibernate
6 65 (12.45%) RESTful
7 63 (12.07%) AngularJS
8 60 (11.49%) HTML
9 38 (7.28%) CSS
10 33 (6.32%) HTML5
11 31 (5.94%) React
12 29 (5.56%) Dropwizard
12 29 (5.56%) Node.js
12 29 (5.56%) Web Services
12 29 (5.56%) XML
13 27 (5.17%) SOAP
14 26 (4.98%) JAX-RS
14 26 (4.98%) JSON
15 20 (3.83%) JMS
16 19 (3.64%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 63 (12.07%) Greenfield Project
2 39 (7.47%) Equities
3 37 (7.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 29 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (4.98%) Algorithms
6 25 (4.79%) Derivative
7 22 (4.21%) Data Structures
8 19 (3.64%) Equity Derivative
9 14 (2.68%) Fixed Income
10 13 (2.49%) Data Protection Act
11 12 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (2.11%) User Experience
13 7 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
14 6 (1.15%) Mobile App
14 6 (1.15%) Virtual Team
15 3 (0.57%) Hedge funds
15 3 (0.57%) Market Risk
15 3 (0.57%) Self-Motivation
16 2 (0.38%) Credit Risk
16 2 (0.38%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 72 (13.79%) Linux
2 43 (8.24%) Unix
3 23 (4.41%) Mac OS X
4 7 (1.34%) Windows
5 6 (1.15%) Android
6 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (57.28%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (44.25%) TDD
3 213 (40.80%) Microservices
4 106 (20.31%) BDD
5 88 (16.86%) DevOps
6 52 (9.96%) Test Automation
7 51 (9.77%) Multithreading
8 47 (9.00%) SDLC
9 46 (8.81%) Pair Programming
10 45 (8.62%) Scrum
11 44 (8.43%) Web Development
12 41 (7.85%) Fintech
13 40 (7.66%) Continuous Integration
14 37 (7.09%) Low Latency
15 35 (6.70%) Software Engineering
16 32 (6.13%) OO
17 30 (5.75%) Computer Science
18 28 (5.36%) Continuous Deployment
18 28 (5.36%) Responsive Web Design
19 27 (5.17%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 521 (99.81%) Java
2 172 (32.95%) Java 8
3 103 (19.73%) JavaScript
4 76 (14.56%) SQL
5 40 (7.66%) Scala
6 34 (6.51%) Python
7 32 (6.13%) TypeScript
8 28 (5.36%) ES6
9 15 (2.87%) Kotlin
10 10 (1.92%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.53%) C#
12 7 (1.34%) R
13 6 (1.15%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.96%) AWK
14 5 (0.96%) Groovy
14 5 (0.96%) Perl
14 5 (0.96%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.77%) Ruby
15 4 (0.77%) VBA
16 3 (0.57%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (4.02%) Security Cleared
2 20 (3.83%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.07%) Degree
4 5 (0.96%) Master's Degree
5 4 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.19%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.07%) QA
2 7 (1.34%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.19%) EMIR
3 1 (0.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 131 (25.10%) Docker
2 8 (1.53%) HDFS
3 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 105 (20.11%) Kubernetes
2 27 (5.17%) Terraform
3 21 (4.02%) Ansible
4 11 (2.11%) Docker Swarm
5 8 (1.53%) Istio
6 7 (1.34%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.57%) Grafana
7 3 (0.57%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.38%) linkerd
9 1 (0.19%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.19%) Puppet
9 1 (0.19%) rkt
Vendors
1 32 (6.13%) Oracle
2 18 (3.45%) Google
3 11 (2.11%) Sybase
4 8 (1.53%) Atlassian
5 5 (0.96%) MuleSoft
5 5 (0.96%) TIBCO
6 3 (0.57%) hybris
7 2 (0.38%) FXall
7 2 (0.38%) Kony
7 2 (0.38%) SAP
7 2 (0.38%) StreamBase
8 1 (0.19%) Adobe
8 1 (0.19%) Calypso
8 1 (0.19%) EMC
8 1 (0.19%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.19%) Murex
8 1 (0.19%) New Relic
8 1 (0.19%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.19%) Solace