Period
to 16 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 15 26
Rank change year-on-year -4 +11 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 622 606 457
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.92% 9.19% 6.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.39% 9.62% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 523 426
City of London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -2.33%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £400
90th Percentile £763 £688 £656
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 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 6,626 6,298 6,485
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 95.53% 95.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,197 4,837 5,208
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £686 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £495 £453
% change year-on-year +1.01% +9.39% +0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 77 70
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.31% -4.74% +2.70%
10th Percentile £13.24 £13.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £28.99 £30.30 £35.86
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.31% -4.74% +5.56%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 - 10 £563 -
Moorgate - 1 £450 -
Java Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 622 (100.00%) Java
2 287 (46.14%) Agile Software Development
3 234 (37.62%) Java 8
4 227 (36.50%) Spring
5 211 (33.92%) TDD
6 186 (29.90%) Finance
7 175 (28.14%) Banking
8 150 (24.12%) REST
9 126 (20.26%) Microservices
10 119 (19.13%) JavaScript
11 112 (18.01%) Multithreading
12 107 (17.20%) Amazon AWS
13 106 (17.04%) Low Latency
14 101 (16.24%) Front Office
15 96 (15.43%) Maven
16 92 (14.79%) Docker
17 89 (14.31%) BDD
17 89 (14.31%) Web Services
17 89 (14.31%) Linux
18 88 (14.15%) Git (software)
19 82 (13.18%) JUnit
20 77 (12.38%) HTML
20 77 (12.38%) RESTful
20 77 (12.38%) Electronic Trading
20 77 (12.38%) Jenkins
20 77 (12.38%) Spring Boot
21 73 (11.74%) Continuous Integration
21 73 (11.74%) NoSQL
21 73 (11.74%) Investment Banking
22 72 (11.58%) Scrum

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 33 (5.31%) Tomcat
2 32 (5.14%) Elasticsearch
3 31 (4.98%) Apache
4 21 (3.38%) Apache Spark
5 19 (3.05%) WebSphere
6 16 (2.57%) JBoss
7 13 (2.09%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.13%) WordPress
9 6 (0.96%) MQSeries
10 5 (0.80%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.80%) Jetty
10 5 (0.80%) nginx
10 5 (0.80%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.48%) CMS
11 3 (0.48%) Confluence
11 3 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
11 3 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.32%) ArcGIS
12 2 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.09%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 107 (17.20%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (3.05%) Heroku
3 17 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (1.45%) npm
5 7 (1.13%) GitHub
6 6 (0.96%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.96%) Serverless
7 4 (0.64%) Amazon EMR
7 4 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.48%) Amazon Kinesis
8 3 (0.48%) Runscope
9 2 (0.32%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.32%) PaaS
10 1 (0.16%) IaaS
10 1 (0.16%) Office 365
10 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.16%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 37 (5.95%) HTTP
2 29 (4.66%) TCP/IP
3 23 (3.70%) SSL
4 19 (3.05%) FTP
5 18 (2.89%) DNS
6 3 (0.48%) Firewall
6 3 (0.48%) Internet
6 3 (0.48%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.32%) FIX Connectivity
8 1 (0.16%) AMQP
8 1 (0.16%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.16%) LAN
8 1 (0.16%) MPLS
8 1 (0.16%) Network Security
8 1 (0.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (11.74%) NoSQL
2 56 (9.00%) Relational Database
3 50 (8.04%) MongoDB
4 34 (5.47%) Big Data
5 29 (4.66%) Apache Cassandra
5 29 (4.66%) Hadoop
6 27 (4.34%) PostgreSQL
7 25 (4.02%) MySQL
8 19 (3.05%) RDBMS
8 19 (3.05%) SQL Server
9 12 (1.93%) Redis
10 10 (1.61%) KDB
11 5 (0.80%) Blockchain
11 5 (0.80%) Couchbase
11 5 (0.80%) Hazelcast
12 3 (0.48%) Amazon Athena
12 3 (0.48%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (0.48%) HBase
12 3 (0.48%) Neo4j
12 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 96 (15.43%) Maven
2 88 (14.15%) Git (software)
3 82 (13.18%) JUnit
4 77 (12.38%) Jenkins
5 48 (7.72%) Gradle
6 44 (7.07%) Mockito
7 29 (4.66%) Cucumber
8 25 (4.02%) gulp
9 20 (3.22%) GitLab
10 18 (2.89%) Eclipse
11 16 (2.57%) TestNG
12 11 (1.77%) Selenium
13 10 (1.61%) Ant
13 10 (1.61%) IntelliJ
14 9 (1.45%) Spock
14 9 (1.45%) Subversion
15 8 (1.29%) TeamCity
16 7 (1.13%) Gatling
16 7 (1.13%) Grunt
16 7 (1.13%) webpack
General
1 186 (29.90%) Finance
2 175 (28.14%) Banking
3 101 (16.24%) Front Office
4 73 (11.74%) Investment Banking
5 19 (3.05%) Games
6 17 (2.73%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.25%) Retail
8 9 (1.45%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.45%) Publishing
9 7 (1.13%) Advertising
9 7 (1.13%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.48%) Back Office
11 3 (0.48%) Law
12 2 (0.32%) Automotive
12 2 (0.32%) Marketing
13 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.16%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.16%) Legal
13 1 (0.16%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (36.50%) Spring
2 150 (24.12%) REST
3 89 (14.31%) Web Services
4 77 (12.38%) HTML
4 77 (12.38%) RESTful
4 77 (12.38%) Spring Boot
5 71 (11.41%) AngularJS
6 63 (10.13%) Hibernate
7 62 (9.97%) React
8 58 (9.32%) Dropwizard
9 54 (8.68%) Kafka
10 51 (8.20%) FIX Protocol
11 48 (7.72%) CSS
12 47 (7.56%) SOAP
13 46 (7.40%) HTML5
14 44 (7.07%) JMS
15 38 (6.11%) Node.js
16 34 (5.47%) Guice
17 27 (4.34%) JSON
17 27 (4.34%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 55 (8.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 51 (8.20%) Greenfield Project
3 49 (7.88%) Derivative
4 34 (5.47%) Equities
5 33 (5.31%) Algorithms
6 25 (4.02%) Fintech
7 23 (3.70%) Computer Science
8 22 (3.54%) Equity Derivative
9 19 (3.05%) Fixed Income
10 16 (2.57%) User Experience
11 15 (2.41%) Data Structures
12 13 (2.09%) Credit Risk
13 11 (1.77%) Mobile App
14 10 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (1.29%) Hedge funds
15 8 (1.29%) iPad
16 7 (1.13%) N-Tier
17 6 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
18 5 (0.80%) Minimum Viable Product
18 5 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 89 (14.31%) Linux
2 52 (8.36%) Unix
3 17 (2.73%) Apple iOS
4 9 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.13%) Android
6 5 (0.80%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.64%) CentOS
7 4 (0.64%) Windows
8 3 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (46.14%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (33.92%) TDD
3 126 (20.26%) Microservices
4 112 (18.01%) Multithreading
5 106 (17.04%) Low Latency
6 89 (14.31%) BDD
7 77 (12.38%) Electronic Trading
8 73 (11.74%) Continuous Integration
9 72 (11.58%) Scrum
10 71 (11.41%) DevOps
11 52 (8.36%) Pair Programming
12 51 (8.20%) E-Commerce
13 44 (7.07%) Kanban
13 44 (7.07%) Web Development
14 43 (6.91%) Software Engineering
15 41 (6.59%) Test Automation
16 39 (6.27%) Concurrent Programming
17 37 (5.95%) OO
18 36 (5.79%) Algorithmic Trading
19 34 (5.47%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 622 (100.00%) Java
2 234 (37.62%) Java 8
3 119 (19.13%) JavaScript
4 70 (11.25%) SQL
5 37 (5.95%) Python
6 36 (5.79%) Kotlin
7 35 (5.63%) Scala
8 29 (4.66%) Groovy
9 25 (4.02%) TypeScript
10 23 (3.70%) ES6
11 15 (2.41%) Clojure
12 8 (1.29%) Bash Shell
12 8 (1.29%) C
13 6 (0.96%) C#
13 6 (0.96%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.80%) C++
14 5 (0.80%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.64%) Ruby
15 4 (0.64%) VBA
15 4 (0.64%) XPath
Qualifications
1 22 (3.54%) Degree
2 13 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (0.80%) SC Cleared
3 5 (0.80%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.64%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.32%) OCPJP
5 2 (0.32%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.16%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.16%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.61%) QA
2 8 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.16%) EMIR
3 1 (0.16%) GDPR
3 1 (0.16%) MiFID
System Software
1 92 (14.79%) Docker
2 3 (0.48%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.48%) HDFS
3 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.16%) Varnish
3 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 58 (9.32%) Kubernetes
2 20 (3.22%) Puppet
3 19 (3.05%) Docker Swarm
4 14 (2.25%) Ansible
5 12 (1.93%) Prometheus
6 10 (1.61%) Terraform
7 9 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (1.29%) Grafana
9 6 (0.96%) Kibana
9 6 (0.96%) logstash
10 3 (0.48%) Control-M
10 3 (0.48%) Graphite
10 3 (0.48%) Packer
11 2 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.32%) Mesos
12 1 (0.16%) Oozie
12 1 (0.16%) rkt
Vendors
1 33 (5.31%) Oracle
2 25 (4.02%) TIBCO
3 21 (3.38%) Sybase
4 13 (2.09%) ION Trading
5 12 (1.93%) Google
6 7 (1.13%) AppDynamics
6 7 (1.13%) Apple
6 7 (1.13%) Splunk
7 6 (0.96%) Progress
8 5 (0.80%) Apigee
8 5 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.64%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.48%) Dynatrace
10 3 (0.48%) Escenic
10 3 (0.48%) IBM
10 3 (0.48%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.48%) Solace
11 2 (0.32%) Currenex
11 2 (0.32%) Microsoft
11 2 (0.32%) MuleSoft