Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 14 27
Rank change year-on-year -5 +13 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 622 631 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.89% 9.19% 6.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.31% 9.69% 7.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 550 423
City of London median daily rate £575 £575 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.98% -2.27%
10th Percentile £434 £419 £400
90th Percentile £750 £700 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £533
% change year-on-year - +3.29% -0.93%
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 6,680 6,512 6,371
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.43% 94.83% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,290 5,109 5,063
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 88 77
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.75 £44.05
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.25
% change year-on-year +3.31% +4.93% -4.17%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 - 19 £575 -
Moorgate -8 5 £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 19 October 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
2 290 (46.62%) Agile Software Development
3 253 (40.68%) Spring
4 226 (36.33%) Java 8
5 223 (35.85%) TDD
6 189 (30.39%) Banking
7 179 (28.78%) Finance
8 144 (23.15%) Microservices
9 140 (22.51%) REST
10 135 (21.70%) JavaScript
11 121 (19.45%) Docker
12 118 (18.97%) Front Office
13 116 (18.65%) Multithreading
14 115 (18.49%) BDD
15 113 (18.17%) Low Latency
16 111 (17.85%) Amazon AWS
17 107 (17.20%) Spring Boot
18 99 (15.92%) Git (software)
19 96 (15.43%) Maven
20 85 (13.67%) HTML
21 84 (13.50%) Linux
22 81 (13.02%) SQL
22 81 (13.02%) JUnit
22 81 (13.02%) AngularJS
23 80 (12.86%) Kubernetes
23 80 (12.86%) DevOps
24 77 (12.38%) Investment Banking
25 76 (12.22%) Electronic Trading
25 76 (12.22%) Continuous Integration
26 75 (12.06%) Jenkins

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 39 (6.27%) Elasticsearch
2 32 (5.14%) Apache Spark
3 28 (4.50%) Apache
4 25 (4.02%) Tomcat
5 22 (3.54%) WebLogic
6 21 (3.38%) WebSphere
7 15 (2.41%) JBoss
8 11 (1.77%) WordPress
9 10 (1.61%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.96%) CMS
10 6 (0.96%) MQSeries
10 6 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.80%) Mule
11 5 (0.80%) Oracle Coherence
12 4 (0.64%) Confluence
12 4 (0.64%) nginx
12 4 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.48%) ArcGIS
13 3 (0.48%) Jetty
14 2 (0.32%) GlassFish
Applications
1 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.16%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.13%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.16%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 111 (17.85%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (3.22%) Heroku
4 8 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (1.29%) npm
5 5 (0.80%) GitHub
5 5 (0.80%) PaaS
5 5 (0.80%) Serverless
6 4 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.64%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.64%) Apigee
6 4 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.48%) Runscope
8 2 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.32%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.16%) IaaS
9 1 (0.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (5.79%) HTTP
2 29 (4.66%) TCP/IP
3 24 (3.86%) SSL
4 20 (3.22%) DNS
4 20 (3.22%) FTP
5 2 (0.32%) Firewall
5 2 (0.32%) Internet
6 1 (0.16%) AMQP
6 1 (0.16%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.16%) LAN
6 1 (0.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (11.58%) NoSQL
2 65 (10.45%) Relational Database
3 56 (9.00%) MongoDB
4 40 (6.43%) Big Data
5 35 (5.63%) PostgreSQL
6 34 (5.47%) MySQL
7 33 (5.31%) Apache Cassandra
8 32 (5.14%) Hadoop
9 29 (4.66%) SQL Server
10 24 (3.86%) RDBMS
11 17 (2.73%) Redis
12 5 (0.80%) Couchbase
12 5 (0.80%) Riak
13 4 (0.64%) Apache Kudu
13 4 (0.64%) Cloud Spanner
13 4 (0.64%) Impala
14 3 (0.48%) HBase
14 3 (0.48%) KDB
14 3 (0.48%) Neo4j
14 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 99 (15.92%) Git (software)
2 96 (15.43%) Maven
3 81 (13.02%) JUnit
4 75 (12.06%) Jenkins
5 54 (8.68%) Gradle
5 54 (8.68%) Mockito
6 34 (5.47%) Cucumber
7 27 (4.34%) gulp
8 22 (3.54%) GitLab
9 14 (2.25%) IntelliJ
9 14 (2.25%) Subversion
10 13 (2.09%) Eclipse
11 12 (1.93%) jMock
12 11 (1.77%) Selenium
13 10 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (1.61%) MSTest
13 10 (1.61%) NUnit
14 8 (1.29%) Geb
14 8 (1.29%) JIRA
14 8 (1.29%) Spock
General
1 189 (30.39%) Banking
2 179 (28.78%) Finance
3 118 (18.97%) Front Office
4 77 (12.38%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.09%) Advertising
6 11 (1.77%) Publishing
7 9 (1.45%) Games
8 8 (1.29%) Retail
8 8 (1.29%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.96%) Law
11 3 (0.48%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.48%) Marketing
12 2 (0.32%) Automotive
12 2 (0.32%) Legal
12 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Back Office
13 1 (0.16%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.16%) Prime Brokerage
13 1 (0.16%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (40.68%) Spring
2 140 (22.51%) REST
3 107 (17.20%) Spring Boot
4 85 (13.67%) HTML
5 81 (13.02%) AngularJS
6 72 (11.58%) Hibernate
7 71 (11.41%) React
8 64 (10.29%) RESTful
8 64 (10.29%) Web Services
9 61 (9.81%) CSS
10 60 (9.65%) Kafka
11 55 (8.84%) JMS
12 46 (7.40%) HTML5
13 45 (7.23%) Dropwizard
14 44 (7.07%) FIX Protocol
15 36 (5.79%) Node.js
16 33 (5.31%) JSON
17 31 (4.98%) Guice
17 31 (4.98%) Redux
17 31 (4.98%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 70 (11.25%) Greenfield Project
2 57 (9.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 52 (8.36%) Equities
4 40 (6.43%) Derivative
5 36 (5.79%) Computer Science
6 32 (5.14%) Fintech
6 32 (5.14%) Fixed Income
7 18 (2.89%) Equity Derivative
8 17 (2.73%) Algorithms
8 17 (2.73%) User Experience
9 11 (1.77%) Data Structures
10 10 (1.61%) iPad
11 7 (1.13%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.13%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (0.96%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.80%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (0.80%) Credit Risk
13 5 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.64%) Digital Wallet
14 4 (0.64%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 84 (13.50%) Linux
2 62 (9.97%) Unix
3 13 (2.09%) Apple iOS
4 6 (0.96%) Android
5 4 (0.64%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.48%) CentOS
6 3 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.48%) VMS
6 3 (0.48%) Windows
7 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (46.62%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (35.85%) TDD
3 144 (23.15%) Microservices
4 116 (18.65%) Multithreading
5 115 (18.49%) BDD
6 113 (18.17%) Low Latency
7 80 (12.86%) DevOps
8 76 (12.22%) Continuous Integration
8 76 (12.22%) Electronic Trading
9 64 (10.29%) Scrum
10 57 (9.16%) OO
11 47 (7.56%) Pair Programming
12 43 (6.91%) Test Automation
13 41 (6.59%) Software Engineering
14 39 (6.27%) Open Source
15 36 (5.79%) Kanban
15 36 (5.79%) SDLC
16 35 (5.63%) Algorithmic Trading
17 34 (5.47%) E-Commerce
18 30 (4.82%) Concurrent Programming
Programming Languages
1 622 (100.00%) Java
2 226 (36.33%) Java 8
3 135 (21.70%) JavaScript
4 81 (13.02%) SQL
5 28 (4.50%) Python
6 27 (4.34%) Kotlin
7 26 (4.18%) TypeScript
8 25 (4.02%) ES6
9 23 (3.70%) Scala
10 18 (2.89%) Groovy
11 8 (1.29%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.29%) C#
11 8 (1.29%) Clojure
11 8 (1.29%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.13%) PL/SQL
13 6 (0.96%) C
13 6 (0.96%) C++
14 3 (0.48%) Go
14 3 (0.48%) Ruby
14 3 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (4.98%) Degree
2 18 (2.89%) 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%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.16%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.16%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.93%) Disclosure Scotland
1 12 (1.93%) QA
System Software
1 121 (19.45%) Docker
2 5 (0.80%) HDFS
3 4 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.64%) vSphere
4 1 (0.16%) Varnish
4 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 80 (12.86%) Kubernetes
2 24 (3.86%) Ansible
3 23 (3.70%) Puppet
4 21 (3.38%) Docker Swarm
5 15 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (2.25%) Terraform
7 10 (1.61%) Prometheus
8 8 (1.29%) Grafana
8 8 (1.29%) Kibana
8 8 (1.29%) logstash
9 3 (0.48%) Graphite
9 3 (0.48%) Packer
10 2 (0.32%) Control-M
10 2 (0.32%) Mesos
11 1 (0.16%) rkt
Vendors
1 51 (8.20%) Oracle
2 23 (3.70%) TIBCO
3 21 (3.38%) Sybase
4 12 (1.93%) Google
5 11 (1.77%) ION Trading
6 10 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (1.45%) Apple
8 8 (1.29%) Splunk
9 7 (1.13%) AppDynamics
10 6 (0.96%) Escenic
10 6 (0.96%) Progress
11 4 (0.64%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.64%) IBM
11 4 (0.64%) Kony
11 4 (0.64%) VMware
12 3 (0.48%) Currenex
12 3 (0.48%) Dynatrace
12 3 (0.48%) MapR
12 3 (0.48%) Microsoft
13 2 (0.32%) Cadence