Period
to 21 January 2020

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 21 January 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 28 16 14
Rank change year-on-year -12 -2 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 296 643 649
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.93% 9.51% 9.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.35% 10.01% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 581 588
City of London median daily rate £575 £575 £575
10th Percentile £450 £450 £431
90th Percentile £700 £725 £738
Central London median daily rate £575 £575 £550
% change year-on-year - +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £21.50
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 - £21.50

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 4,658 6,425 6,596
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.31% 95.00% 94.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,603 5,016 5,240
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £300 £300 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 83 89
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.63% +10.00% -3.75%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.81 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £32.40 £30.80
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £18.10
% change year-on-year +12.30% +3.31% +6.47%

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 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
Moorgate -6 6 £500 -4.76%
London Bridge +8 3 £600 +4.35%
Java Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 City of London region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 296 (100.00%) Java
2 187 (63.18%) Agile Software Development
3 139 (46.96%) TDD
4 132 (44.59%) Spring
5 118 (39.86%) Microservices
6 77 (26.01%) Finance
7 76 (25.68%) Java 8
8 67 (22.64%) Spring Boot
9 62 (20.95%) BDD
10 53 (17.91%) Kafka
11 51 (17.23%) AWS
12 47 (15.88%) SQL
13 46 (15.54%) Banking
14 44 (14.86%) JavaScript
14 44 (14.86%) Kubernetes
15 43 (14.53%) Docker
16 41 (13.85%) Greenfield Project
17 40 (13.51%) REST
18 39 (13.18%) Multithreading
19 34 (11.49%) RESTful
19 34 (11.49%) Front Office
20 32 (10.81%) Python
20 32 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
21 31 (10.47%) Low Latency
22 30 (10.14%) NoSQL
23 29 (9.80%) Git (software)
23 29 (9.80%) Test Automation
23 29 (9.80%) HTML
23 29 (9.80%) AngularJS
24 27 (9.12%) DevOps

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 10 (3.38%) Elasticsearch
1 10 (3.38%) JBoss
2 7 (2.36%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.03%) Jetty
3 6 (2.03%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.03%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.69%) Apache
4 5 (1.69%) Confluence
5 4 (1.35%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.01%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.68%) CMS
7 2 (0.68%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.34%) Camunda
8 1 (0.34%) Magnolia
8 1 (0.34%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 51 (17.23%) AWS
2 13 (4.39%) GCP
3 10 (3.38%) Azure
4 6 (2.03%) GitHub
5 5 (1.69%) Apigee
6 2 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.68%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.68%) SaaS
6 2 (0.68%) Serverless
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (0.34%) AWS Fargate
7 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.74%) HTTP
2 12 (4.05%) TCP/IP
3 10 (3.38%) SSL
4 9 (3.04%) DNS
4 9 (3.04%) FTP
5 8 (2.70%) Multicast
6 1 (0.34%) AMQP
6 1 (0.34%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.34%) Firewall
6 1 (0.34%) Internet
6 1 (0.34%) IPv4
6 1 (0.34%) IPv6
6 1 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.14%) NoSQL
2 27 (9.12%) MongoDB
3 12 (4.05%) Hadoop
4 8 (2.70%) DB2
4 8 (2.70%) HBase
4 8 (2.70%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.03%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (1.35%) Big Data
7 4 (1.35%) MySQL
8 3 (1.01%) Redis
9 2 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.68%) KDB
9 2 (0.68%) SQL Server
9 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.68%) Tick Data
10 1 (0.34%) CockroachDB
10 1 (0.34%) Flink
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 29 (9.80%) Git (software)
2 24 (8.11%) Jenkins
3 20 (6.76%) Maven
4 18 (6.08%) Gradle
5 17 (5.74%) JUnit
6 13 (4.39%) Mockito
7 10 (3.38%) GitLab
8 9 (3.04%) Gatling
8 9 (3.04%) Geb
8 9 (3.04%) JIRA
8 9 (3.04%) Spock
9 8 (2.70%) JConsole
9 8 (2.70%) JProfiler
9 8 (2.70%) Selenium
9 8 (2.70%) VisualVM
10 7 (2.36%) gulp
11 5 (1.69%) Bitbucket
11 5 (1.69%) Cucumber
11 5 (1.69%) JMeter
11 5 (1.69%) TeamCity
General
1 77 (26.01%) Finance
2 46 (15.54%) Banking
3 34 (11.49%) Front Office
4 15 (5.07%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.70%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.69%) Games
7 4 (1.35%) Advertising
7 4 (1.35%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.01%) Retail
9 2 (0.68%) Law
10 1 (0.34%) French Language
10 1 (0.34%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (44.59%) Spring
2 67 (22.64%) Spring Boot
3 53 (17.91%) Kafka
4 40 (13.51%) REST
5 34 (11.49%) RESTful
6 29 (9.80%) AngularJS
6 29 (9.80%) HTML
7 26 (8.78%) CSS
8 24 (8.11%) React
9 22 (7.43%) Spring Cloud
10 20 (6.76%) Web Services
11 18 (6.08%) SOAP
12 16 (5.41%) Hibernate
12 16 (5.41%) HTML5
13 15 (5.07%) Dropwizard
14 12 (4.05%) J2EE
14 12 (4.05%) OAuth
15 11 (3.72%) Guice
15 11 (3.72%) Node.js
15 11 (3.72%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 41 (13.85%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (7.43%) Equities
3 17 (5.74%) Data Structures
4 15 (5.07%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.70%) Derivative
6 8 (2.70%) Fixed Income
6 8 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (2.36%) Algorithms
7 7 (2.36%) User Experience
8 5 (1.69%) Equity Derivative
8 5 (1.69%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.35%) Mobile Payment
10 3 (1.01%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 2 (0.68%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.68%) Market Risk
11 2 (0.68%) W3C
12 1 (0.34%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 27 (9.12%) Linux
2 15 (5.07%) Unix
3 3 (1.01%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.34%) Android
4 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.34%) VMS
4 1 (0.34%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (63.18%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (46.96%) TDD
3 118 (39.86%) Microservices
4 62 (20.95%) BDD
5 39 (13.18%) Multithreading
6 32 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (10.47%) Low Latency
8 29 (9.80%) Test Automation
9 27 (9.12%) Computer Science
9 27 (9.12%) DevOps
9 27 (9.12%) Scrum
9 27 (9.12%) Software Engineering
10 22 (7.43%) Pair Programming
10 22 (7.43%) SDLC
11 20 (6.76%) Fintech
12 19 (6.42%) Web Development
13 18 (6.08%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 17 (5.74%) Electronic Trading
15 15 (5.07%) Kanban
15 15 (5.07%) OO
Programming Languages
1 296 (100.00%) Java
2 76 (25.68%) Java 8
3 47 (15.88%) SQL
4 44 (14.86%) JavaScript
5 32 (10.81%) Python
6 22 (7.43%) Scala
7 19 (6.42%) TypeScript
8 15 (5.07%) C++
9 11 (3.72%) Kotlin
10 6 (2.03%) ES6
11 5 (1.69%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.69%) Ruby
12 4 (1.35%) C#
12 4 (1.35%) Clojure
12 4 (1.35%) R
13 3 (1.01%) ANSI SQL
13 3 (1.01%) ClojureScript
13 3 (1.01%) Go
13 3 (1.01%) Groovy
14 1 (0.34%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 18 (6.08%) Degree
2 9 (3.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.36%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.36%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.01%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.72%) QA
2 2 (0.68%) WCAG
3 1 (0.34%) MiFID
System Software
1 43 (14.53%) Docker
2 4 (1.35%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 44 (14.86%) Kubernetes
2 11 (3.72%) Ansible
3 10 (3.38%) Terraform
4 9 (3.04%) Docker Swarm
5 7 (2.36%) Puppet
6 6 (2.03%) Cobbler
6 6 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.69%) Istio
8 4 (1.35%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.34%) Grafana
9 1 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.34%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 1 (0.34%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 19 (6.42%) Oracle
2 9 (3.04%) Sybase
3 7 (2.36%) Solace
4 6 (2.03%) Google
5 4 (1.35%) New Relic
5 4 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.01%) ION Trading
7 2 (0.68%) Adobe
7 2 (0.68%) GoCardless
7 2 (0.68%) Vermilion
7 2 (0.68%) Zuora
8 1 (0.34%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.34%) BEA
8 1 (0.34%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.34%) GoldenSource
8 1 (0.34%) NetIQ
8 1 (0.34%) Okta
8 1 (0.34%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.34%) Splunk
8 1 (0.34%) webMethods