Period
to 21 July 2019

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 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 19 18
Rank change year-on-year -11 -1 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 424 660 564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.40% 9.29% 8.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.82% 9.80% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 600 494
City of London median daily rate £575 £571 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.66% +3.86% +4.76%
10th Percentile £463 £425 £406
90th Percentile £700 £763 £686
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
City of London median hourly rate - £21.50 -
Central London median hourly rate - £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 6,219 6,737 6,230
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.90% 94.86% 95.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,840 5,298 4,780
City of London median daily rate £520 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £310
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 129 77
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +0.03% -1.61%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.70 £12.52
90th Percentile £56.50 £30.60 £30.07
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.64
% change year-on-year +12.30% +6.04% -10.67%

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 July 2019.

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 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
London Bridge -20 13 £575 +4.55%
Moorgate -8 1 £500 +11.11%
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 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 City of London region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 423 (99.76%) Java
2 216 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
3 180 (42.45%) Spring
4 174 (41.04%) TDD
5 149 (35.14%) Microservices
6 145 (34.20%) Finance
7 111 (26.18%) Java 8
8 94 (22.17%) Banking
9 92 (21.70%) Docker
10 84 (19.81%) Spring Boot
11 77 (18.16%) Kubernetes
12 75 (17.69%) Amazon AWS
12 75 (17.69%) JavaScript
13 73 (17.22%) BDD
14 72 (16.98%) Kafka
15 66 (15.57%) SQL
16 61 (14.39%) Front Office
16 61 (14.39%) DevOps
17 54 (12.74%) AngularJS
18 52 (12.26%) Maven
19 51 (12.03%) Hibernate
20 50 (11.79%) Multithreading
21 49 (11.56%) Greenfield Project
22 48 (11.32%) REST
23 44 (10.38%) Investment Banking
24 41 (9.67%) RESTful
24 41 (9.67%) SDLC
25 40 (9.43%) Linux
26 39 (9.20%) HTML
26 39 (9.20%) Equities

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 24 (5.66%) Apache Spark
2 14 (3.30%) Apache
2 14 (3.30%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (1.65%) Confluence
3 7 (1.65%) JBoss
4 6 (1.42%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.18%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.94%) GlassFish
6 4 (0.94%) Jetty
7 3 (0.71%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.71%) Magnolia
7 3 (0.71%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.47%) CMS
9 1 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.24%) Documentum
9 1 (0.24%) IIS
9 1 (0.24%) Mule
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.24%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 75 (17.69%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (4.01%) Google Cloud Platform
3 15 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (2.36%) Amazon SQS
5 9 (2.12%) Apigee
6 7 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.18%) GitHub
8 4 (0.94%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.94%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.94%) Serverless
9 3 (0.71%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.47%) Amazon Glacier
10 2 (0.47%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.47%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.47%) Slack
10 2 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.24%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.01%) HTTP
2 13 (3.07%) FTP
3 11 (2.59%) TCP/IP
4 10 (2.36%) DNS
4 10 (2.36%) SSL
5 3 (0.71%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.24%) AMQP
6 1 (0.24%) Firewall
6 1 (0.24%) Internet
6 1 (0.24%) Network Security
6 1 (0.24%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.78%) NoSQL
2 28 (6.60%) Apache Cassandra
2 28 (6.60%) MongoDB
3 23 (5.42%) Hadoop
4 20 (4.72%) Relational Database
5 18 (4.25%) SQL Server
6 17 (4.01%) Big Data
7 15 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (3.30%) Redis
9 9 (2.12%) HBase
9 9 (2.12%) Riak
10 7 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (1.65%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.42%) MySQL
12 4 (0.94%) Blockchain
12 4 (0.94%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (0.71%) DB2
13 3 (0.71%) Flink
14 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 52 (12.26%) Maven
2 39 (9.20%) Git (software)
3 29 (6.84%) Jenkins
4 26 (6.13%) JUnit
5 25 (5.90%) Gradle
6 16 (3.77%) JIRA
7 13 (3.07%) Cucumber
7 13 (3.07%) Mockito
8 11 (2.59%) GitLab
8 11 (2.59%) gulp
8 11 (2.59%) Spock
9 10 (2.36%) Gatling
9 10 (2.36%) Geb
10 8 (1.89%) TeamCity
11 7 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (1.65%) Subversion
11 7 (1.65%) Travis CI
12 6 (1.42%) Selenium
12 6 (1.42%) TestNG
13 4 (0.94%) IntelliJ
General
1 145 (34.20%) Finance
2 94 (22.17%) Banking
3 61 (14.39%) Front Office
4 44 (10.38%) Investment Banking
5 14 (3.30%) Retail
6 10 (2.36%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.36%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.42%) Back Office
7 6 (1.42%) Games
8 4 (0.94%) Advertising
9 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.47%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.24%) Prime Brokerage
10 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (42.45%) Spring
2 84 (19.81%) Spring Boot
3 72 (16.98%) Kafka
4 54 (12.74%) AngularJS
5 51 (12.03%) Hibernate
6 48 (11.32%) REST
7 41 (9.67%) RESTful
8 39 (9.20%) HTML
9 31 (7.31%) React
10 30 (7.08%) CSS
11 24 (5.66%) HTML5
11 24 (5.66%) Web Services
12 23 (5.42%) Node.js
13 20 (4.72%) XML
14 18 (4.25%) SOAP
15 16 (3.77%) Dropwizard
15 16 (3.77%) JSON
15 16 (3.77%) Spring Cloud
16 15 (3.54%) Java EE
17 13 (3.07%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 49 (11.56%) Greenfield Project
2 39 (9.20%) Equities
3 37 (8.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 26 (6.13%) Enterprise Software
5 25 (5.90%) Derivative
6 19 (4.48%) Equity Derivative
7 14 (3.30%) Fixed Income
8 13 (3.07%) Data Protection Act
9 12 (2.83%) Data Structures
10 11 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (2.36%) User Experience
12 9 (2.12%) Algorithms
13 7 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (1.18%) Virtual Team
15 4 (0.94%) Mobile App
16 3 (0.71%) Market Risk
16 3 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
17 2 (0.47%) Analytical Mindset
17 2 (0.47%) Credit Risk
17 2 (0.47%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 40 (9.43%) Linux
2 21 (4.95%) Unix
3 7 (1.65%) Windows
4 1 (0.24%) Android
4 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (41.04%) TDD
3 149 (35.14%) Microservices
4 73 (17.22%) BDD
5 61 (14.39%) DevOps
6 50 (11.79%) Multithreading
7 41 (9.67%) SDLC
8 37 (8.73%) Fintech
8 37 (8.73%) Low Latency
9 31 (7.31%) Software Engineering
10 30 (7.08%) Computer Science
11 28 (6.60%) Pair Programming
11 28 (6.60%) Test Automation
12 27 (6.37%) Scrum
13 25 (5.90%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (5.90%) OO
14 24 (5.66%) Analytics
14 24 (5.66%) E-Commerce
15 22 (5.19%) Domain-Driven Design
15 22 (5.19%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 423 (99.76%) Java
2 111 (26.18%) Java 8
3 75 (17.69%) JavaScript
4 66 (15.57%) SQL
5 37 (8.73%) Scala
6 24 (5.66%) Python
7 23 (5.42%) TypeScript
8 18 (4.25%) ES6
9 14 (3.30%) Kotlin
10 8 (1.89%) C#
11 7 (1.65%) R
12 6 (1.42%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.18%) AWK
13 5 (1.18%) Groovy
13 5 (1.18%) Perl
14 4 (0.94%) VBA
15 3 (0.71%) C++
15 3 (0.71%) Ruby
15 3 (0.71%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.71%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (3.54%) Degree
2 10 (2.36%) SC Cleared
2 10 (2.36%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.18%) Master's Degree
4 4 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.24%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.54%) QA
2 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.24%) EMIR
3 1 (0.24%) MiFID
System Software
1 92 (21.70%) Docker
2 8 (1.89%) HDFS
3 1 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 77 (18.16%) Kubernetes
2 25 (5.90%) Terraform
3 14 (3.30%) Ansible
4 10 (2.36%) Docker Swarm
5 8 (1.89%) Istio
6 7 (1.65%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.71%) Grafana
7 3 (0.71%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.24%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.24%) Puppet
8 1 (0.24%) rkt
Vendors
1 25 (5.90%) Oracle
2 17 (4.01%) Google
3 11 (2.59%) Sybase
4 8 (1.89%) Atlassian
5 5 (1.18%) TIBCO
6 3 (0.71%) hybris
6 3 (0.71%) MuleSoft
7 2 (0.47%) FXall
7 2 (0.47%) Kony
7 2 (0.47%) StreamBase
8 1 (0.24%) Calypso
8 1 (0.24%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.24%) EMC
8 1 (0.24%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.24%) MapR
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.24%) Murex
8 1 (0.24%) New Relic
8 1 (0.24%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.24%) Solace