Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017.

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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 25 27
Rank change year-on-year +11 +2 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 666 448 511
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.30% 6.69% 5.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.84% 7.01% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 415 447
City of London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £431 £375 £389
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £525 £535
% change year-on-year +9.52% -1.87% +1.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £187.50
Central London median hourly rate - - £187.50

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 6765 6392 8566
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 95.45% 95.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5343 5073 6726
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 78 124
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.38 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.16% -4.79% +4.29%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.15
90th Percentile £29.40 £48.12 £39.63
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.17 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.45% -4.64% +5.88%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 - 6 £550 -
Moorgate - 1 - -
Java Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 666 (100.00%) Java
2 325 (48.80%) Agile Software Development
3 283 (42.49%) Finance
4 281 (42.19%) Banking
5 199 (29.88%) Spring
6 189 (28.38%) TDD
7 160 (24.02%) Front Office
8 157 (23.57%) Multithreading
9 139 (20.87%) JavaScript
10 133 (19.97%) Electronic Trading
10 133 (19.97%) Low Latency
11 132 (19.82%) SQL
12 122 (18.32%) REST
13 107 (16.07%) Linux
14 101 (15.17%) HTML
15 96 (14.41%) Web Services
15 96 (14.41%) Equities
16 94 (14.11%) Investment Banking
17 92 (13.81%) BDD
17 92 (13.81%) Test Automation
18 91 (13.66%) Scrum
19 89 (13.36%) Continuous Integration
20 83 (12.46%) Amazon AWS
20 83 (12.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 79 (11.86%) Relational Database
22 76 (11.41%) Microservices
22 76 (11.41%) Git (software)
23 75 (11.26%) Hibernate
24 72 (10.81%) DevOps
25 71 (10.66%) AngularJS

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 40 (6.01%) Tomcat
2 31 (4.65%) Apache
3 21 (3.15%) Elasticsearch
4 19 (2.85%) JBoss
5 16 (2.40%) Apache Spark
6 15 (2.25%) Confluence
7 10 (1.50%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.35%) GemFire
9 8 (1.20%) WebLogic
10 7 (1.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (0.90%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.75%) Mule
12 5 (0.75%) WildFly
13 4 (0.60%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.60%) Jetty
14 3 (0.45%) Oracle Coherence
15 1 (0.15%) Apache Pig
15 1 (0.15%) IIS
15 1 (0.15%) MQSeries
15 1 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 32 (4.80%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.30%) Kondor
4 1 (0.15%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.15%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 83 (12.46%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.05%) OpenShift
4 6 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (0.90%) GitHub
5 5 (0.75%) Google Play
6 4 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.60%) Serverless
7 3 (0.45%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.45%) BrowserStack
7 3 (0.45%) Heroku
7 3 (0.45%) PaaS
7 3 (0.45%) Slack
7 3 (0.45%) vREST
8 2 (0.30%) npm
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.50%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.20%) FIX Connectivity
2 8 (1.20%) HTTP
3 3 (0.45%) DNS
3 3 (0.45%) FTP
3 3 (0.45%) Internet
3 3 (0.45%) SSL
4 2 (0.30%) DSL
4 2 (0.30%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.15%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.15%) Firewall
5 1 (0.15%) LDAP
5 1 (0.15%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.15%) SMS
5 1 (0.15%) SSH
5 1 (0.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (11.86%) Relational Database
2 59 (8.86%) RDBMS
3 50 (7.51%) MongoDB
4 38 (5.71%) NoSQL
5 37 (5.56%) Big Data
6 32 (4.80%) KDB
6 32 (4.80%) SQL Server
7 27 (4.05%) MySQL
8 22 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (2.40%) Hadoop
10 15 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (0.90%) HBase
11 6 (0.90%) MarkLogic
11 6 (0.90%) Neo4j
11 6 (0.90%) Redis
12 5 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (0.75%) Blockchain
13 4 (0.60%) Hazelcast
14 3 (0.45%) InfluxDB
14 3 (0.45%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 76 (11.41%) Git (software)
2 62 (9.31%) Jenkins
2 62 (9.31%) Maven
3 39 (5.86%) JUnit
4 36 (5.41%) JIRA
5 33 (4.95%) Cucumber
6 25 (3.75%) Gradle
6 25 (3.75%) gulp
7 23 (3.45%) Grunt
7 23 (3.45%) TeamCity
8 21 (3.15%) IntelliJ
9 20 (3.00%) Mockito
10 16 (2.40%) Selenium
10 16 (2.40%) Subversion
11 11 (1.65%) Eclipse
12 10 (1.50%) Ant
13 9 (1.35%) SoapUI
14 8 (1.20%) NUnit
14 8 (1.20%) TestNG
15 7 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 283 (42.49%) Finance
2 281 (42.19%) Banking
3 160 (24.02%) Front Office
4 94 (14.11%) Investment Banking
5 46 (6.91%) Games
6 37 (5.56%) Telecoms
7 23 (3.45%) Retail
8 13 (1.95%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.50%) Publishing
9 10 (1.50%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.90%) Back Office
10 6 (0.90%) Law
11 5 (0.75%) Marketing
12 4 (0.60%) Legal
13 3 (0.45%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.30%) Wholesale Banking
15 1 (0.15%) Digital Economy
15 1 (0.15%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (29.88%) Spring
2 122 (18.32%) REST
3 101 (15.17%) HTML
4 96 (14.41%) Web Services
5 75 (11.26%) Hibernate
6 71 (10.66%) AngularJS
7 65 (9.76%) HTML5
8 60 (9.01%) CSS
9 56 (8.41%) React
10 55 (8.26%) FIX Protocol
11 53 (7.96%) Spring Boot
12 52 (7.81%) XML
13 51 (7.66%) SOAP
14 50 (7.51%) RESTful
15 49 (7.36%) J2EE
16 47 (7.06%) JMS
17 39 (5.86%) JSON
18 38 (5.71%) TIBCO EMS
19 37 (5.56%) Dropwizard
20 31 (4.65%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 96 (14.41%) Equities
2 83 (12.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 59 (8.86%) Derivative
4 52 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (6.16%) Greenfield Project
6 39 (5.86%) Equity Derivative
7 33 (4.95%) Computer Science
8 24 (3.60%) Fintech
9 23 (3.45%) N-Tier
10 18 (2.70%) Hedge funds
11 17 (2.55%) Data Structures
12 15 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (2.10%) Credit Risk
14 13 (1.95%) Fixed Income
15 12 (1.80%) Virtual Team
16 10 (1.50%) Mobile App
17 9 (1.35%) Algorithms
17 9 (1.35%) Reference Data
18 6 (0.90%) User Experience
19 5 (0.75%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 107 (16.07%) Linux
2 55 (8.26%) Unix
3 26 (3.90%) Windows
4 25 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (1.80%) Solaris
6 9 (1.35%) Android
7 8 (1.20%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.20%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.15%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (48.80%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (28.38%) TDD
3 157 (23.57%) Multithreading
4 133 (19.97%) Electronic Trading
4 133 (19.97%) Low Latency
5 92 (13.81%) BDD
5 92 (13.81%) Test Automation
6 91 (13.66%) Scrum
7 89 (13.36%) Continuous Integration
8 76 (11.41%) Microservices
9 72 (10.81%) DevOps
10 60 (9.01%) SDLC
11 58 (8.71%) Web Development
12 56 (8.41%) MVC
13 52 (7.81%) Concurrent Programming
13 52 (7.81%) OO
14 51 (7.66%) Software Engineering
15 47 (7.06%) Pair Programming
16 45 (6.76%) E-Commerce
17 43 (6.46%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 666 (100.00%) Java
2 139 (20.87%) JavaScript
3 132 (19.82%) SQL
4 37 (5.56%) Scala
5 32 (4.80%) Groovy
6 30 (4.50%) Python
7 24 (3.60%) C#
8 23 (3.45%) C++
9 12 (1.80%) Kotlin
9 12 (1.80%) PL/SQL
10 11 (1.65%) Shell Script
10 11 (1.65%) VBA
11 9 (1.35%) ES6
12 6 (0.90%) GraphQL
12 6 (0.90%) Objective-C
13 5 (0.75%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.75%) Clojure
13 5 (0.75%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.60%) XPath
15 3 (0.45%) Go
Qualifications
1 40 (6.01%) Degree
2 20 (3.00%) Numerate Degree
3 10 (1.50%) PhD
4 9 (1.35%) Security Cleared
5 8 (1.20%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.45%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.50%) QA
2 17 (2.55%) MiFID
3 3 (0.45%) WCAG
System Software
1 48 (7.21%) Docker
2 1 (0.15%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 29 (4.35%) Ansible
2 18 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (1.80%) Puppet
4 9 (1.35%) Grafana
5 8 (1.20%) Kibana
6 6 (0.90%) Kubernetes
6 6 (0.90%) Prometheus
7 5 (0.75%) Terraform
8 3 (0.45%) Control-M
8 3 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.15%) Rancher
Vendors
1 67 (10.06%) Oracle
2 59 (8.86%) Sybase
3 48 (7.21%) TIBCO
4 35 (5.26%) ION Trading
5 18 (2.70%) New Relic
6 14 (2.10%) IBM
7 8 (1.20%) Atlassian
7 8 (1.20%) Google
7 8 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.05%) Red Hat
9 6 (0.90%) Reuters
9 6 (0.90%) Splunk
10 5 (0.75%) Apple
10 5 (0.75%) Currenex
11 4 (0.60%) Adobe
12 3 (0.45%) Bloomberg
12 3 (0.45%) Perforce
13 2 (0.30%) F5
13 2 (0.30%) FXall
13 2 (0.30%) Solace