Period
to 10 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 13 26
Rank change year-on-year -3 +13 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 688 652 441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.64% 9.13% 6.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.12% 9.64% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 581 403
City of London median daily rate £575 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.55% +2.33%
10th Percentile £450 £431 £381
90th Percentile £751 £738 £675
Central London median daily rate £565 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +2.73% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,800 6,760 6,228
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.26% 94.66% 95.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,378 5,363 4,938
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 91 73
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.86% -9.09%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £12.58
90th Percentile £25.70 £30.75 £54.03
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.21
% change year-on-year +3.31% +5.19% -4.40%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in the City of London

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Developer in the City of London

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in the City of London over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Developer in the City of London

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Developer in the City of London

Java Developer
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 10 December 2018. 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
London Bridge -14 52 £575 +4.55%
Moorgate -12 7 £525 -
Java Developer
Central London

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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 City of London region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 688 (100.00%) Java
2 385 (55.96%) Agile Software Development
3 264 (38.37%) Spring
4 255 (37.06%) TDD
5 231 (33.58%) Banking
6 203 (29.51%) Java 8
7 179 (26.02%) Finance
7 179 (26.02%) Microservices
8 159 (23.11%) Front Office
9 146 (21.22%) REST
10 142 (20.64%) Amazon AWS
11 137 (19.91%) Spring Boot
12 131 (19.04%) JavaScript
13 130 (18.90%) Docker
14 123 (17.88%) Multithreading
15 120 (17.44%) Greenfield Project
16 114 (16.57%) Low Latency
17 108 (15.70%) BDD
18 103 (14.97%) Maven
19 98 (14.24%) DevOps
20 97 (14.10%) Git (software)
20 97 (14.10%) HTML
21 95 (13.81%) NoSQL
22 91 (13.23%) OO
23 90 (13.08%) Electronic Trading
23 90 (13.08%) Kubernetes
24 88 (12.79%) Continuous Integration
25 86 (12.50%) SQL
25 86 (12.50%) AngularJS
26 84 (12.21%) Hibernate

Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 45 (6.54%) Tomcat
2 40 (5.81%) Apache Spark
2 40 (5.81%) WebLogic
2 40 (5.81%) WebSphere
3 39 (5.67%) Elasticsearch
4 31 (4.51%) OpenStack
5 24 (3.49%) Apache
6 11 (1.60%) WordPress
7 9 (1.31%) JBoss
8 7 (1.02%) Confluence
9 6 (0.87%) CMS
9 6 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (0.73%) Jetty
11 4 (0.58%) MQSeries
11 4 (0.58%) nginx
11 4 (0.58%) Oracle Coherence
12 3 (0.44%) Mule
12 3 (0.44%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.02%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.15%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 142 (20.64%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (3.49%) Heroku
4 10 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.87%) npm
7 5 (0.73%) PaaS
8 3 (0.44%) Amazon Kinesis
8 3 (0.44%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.44%) GitHub
8 3 (0.44%) Runscope
8 3 (0.44%) Serverless
9 2 (0.29%) Apigee
9 2 (0.29%) Google Play
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.15%) Office 365
10 1 (0.15%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.94%) HTTP
2 27 (3.92%) TCP/IP
3 24 (3.49%) DNS
3 24 (3.49%) FTP
3 24 (3.49%) SSL
4 2 (0.29%) Internet
5 1 (0.15%) Firewall
5 1 (0.15%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.15%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (13.81%) NoSQL
2 64 (9.30%) MongoDB
3 60 (8.72%) Relational Database
4 54 (7.85%) PostgreSQL
5 50 (7.27%) MySQL
6 42 (6.10%) Apache Cassandra
7 37 (5.38%) Redis
8 36 (5.23%) Big Data
9 33 (4.80%) Hadoop
9 33 (4.80%) SQL Server
10 25 (3.63%) RDBMS
11 17 (2.47%) Riak
12 7 (1.02%) Apache Kudu
12 7 (1.02%) Impala
13 4 (0.58%) Neo4j
14 3 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (0.44%) Cloud Spanner
14 3 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.44%) HBase
15 2 (0.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 103 (14.97%) Maven
2 97 (14.10%) Git (software)
3 72 (10.47%) JUnit
4 64 (9.30%) Jenkins
5 53 (7.70%) Gradle
6 45 (6.54%) Mockito
7 32 (4.65%) Cucumber
8 31 (4.51%) MSTest
8 31 (4.51%) NUnit
9 30 (4.36%) gulp
10 27 (3.92%) GitLab
11 17 (2.47%) Subversion
12 16 (2.33%) jMock
13 15 (2.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 12 (1.74%) IntelliJ
15 11 (1.60%) JIRA
15 11 (1.60%) TestNG
16 10 (1.45%) Eclipse
17 9 (1.31%) Selenium
17 9 (1.31%) Spock
General
1 231 (33.58%) Banking
2 179 (26.02%) Finance
3 159 (23.11%) Front Office
4 77 (11.19%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.89%) Advertising
6 8 (1.16%) Publishing
7 7 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (0.87%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.87%) Law
9 5 (0.73%) Games
9 5 (0.73%) Retail
10 2 (0.29%) Legal
11 1 (0.15%) Automotive
11 1 (0.15%) Marketing
11 1 (0.15%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.15%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.15%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (38.37%) Spring
2 146 (21.22%) REST
3 137 (19.91%) Spring Boot
4 97 (14.10%) HTML
5 86 (12.50%) AngularJS
6 84 (12.21%) Hibernate
7 67 (9.74%) CSS
8 66 (9.59%) Kafka
8 66 (9.59%) React
8 66 (9.59%) RESTful
9 57 (8.28%) JMS
10 47 (6.83%) HTML5
11 40 (5.81%) Dropwizard
11 40 (5.81%) Web Services
12 36 (5.23%) FIX Protocol
13 35 (5.09%) JSP
14 34 (4.94%) JSF
14 34 (4.94%) Node.js
14 34 (4.94%) PrimeFaces
14 34 (4.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 120 (17.44%) Greenfield Project
2 63 (9.16%) Equities
3 59 (8.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 50 (7.27%) Derivative
5 48 (6.98%) Fixed Income
6 33 (4.80%) Fintech
7 26 (3.78%) Equity Derivative
8 14 (2.03%) Algorithms
8 14 (2.03%) User Experience
9 11 (1.60%) Data Structures
10 10 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.16%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.87%) iPad
13 5 (0.73%) Digital Wallet
14 4 (0.58%) Analytical Skills
14 4 (0.58%) Credit Risk
14 4 (0.58%) Market Risk
15 3 (0.44%) Hedge funds
15 3 (0.44%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 78 (11.34%) Linux
2 55 (7.99%) Unix
3 6 (0.87%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.58%) Mac OS X
5 3 (0.44%) Android
5 3 (0.44%) VMS
5 3 (0.44%) Windows
6 2 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 385 (55.96%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (37.06%) TDD
3 179 (26.02%) Microservices
4 123 (17.88%) Multithreading
5 114 (16.57%) Low Latency
6 108 (15.70%) BDD
7 98 (14.24%) DevOps
8 91 (13.23%) OO
9 90 (13.08%) Electronic Trading
10 88 (12.79%) Continuous Integration
11 64 (9.30%) SDLC
12 57 (8.28%) Open Source
13 54 (7.85%) Scrum
14 49 (7.12%) Computer Science
15 41 (5.96%) Test Automation
16 39 (5.67%) E-Commerce
17 36 (5.23%) Front End Development
18 34 (4.94%) Software Engineering
19 32 (4.65%) Analytics
20 31 (4.51%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 688 (100.00%) Java
2 203 (29.51%) Java 8
3 131 (19.04%) JavaScript
4 86 (12.50%) SQL
5 29 (4.22%) TypeScript
6 28 (4.07%) ES6
6 28 (4.07%) Kotlin
7 20 (2.91%) Scala
8 13 (1.89%) Python
9 9 (1.31%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.16%) C#
11 7 (1.02%) C++
11 7 (1.02%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.87%) Groovy
13 4 (0.58%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.58%) C
13 4 (0.58%) Clojure
14 3 (0.44%) Go
14 3 (0.44%) Ruby
14 3 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (6.25%) Degree
2 20 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.44%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.15%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (0.15%) MOS
4 1 (0.15%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.33%) QA
2 12 (1.74%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 130 (18.90%) Docker
2 8 (1.16%) HDFS
3 6 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.87%) vSphere
4 1 (0.15%) Varnish
4 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 90 (13.08%) Kubernetes
2 47 (6.83%) Ansible
3 36 (5.23%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (5.09%) Puppet
5 27 (3.92%) Terraform
6 24 (3.49%) Docker Swarm
7 7 (1.02%) Kibana
7 7 (1.02%) logstash
8 4 (0.58%) Grafana
8 4 (0.58%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.44%) Graphite
9 3 (0.44%) Packer
10 2 (0.29%) Istio
11 1 (0.15%) rkt
Vendors
1 68 (9.88%) Oracle
2 24 (3.49%) Sybase
3 20 (2.91%) TIBCO
4 17 (2.47%) ION Trading
5 14 (2.03%) Google
6 11 (1.60%) Terracotta
7 10 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.31%) Atlassian
9 7 (1.02%) Progress
10 6 (0.87%) Apple
10 6 (0.87%) Escenic
10 6 (0.87%) FXall
10 6 (0.87%) VMware
11 4 (0.58%) Cadence
11 4 (0.58%) Currenex
11 4 (0.58%) Dynatrace
12 3 (0.44%) IBM
12 3 (0.44%) Kony
12 3 (0.44%) MapR
12 3 (0.44%) Splunk