Period
to 3 March 2021

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 3 March 2021.

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
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 28 15
Rank change year-on-year +13 -13 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 191 281 640
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 8.44% 6.10% 9.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.15% 6.55% 10.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 254 583
Median daily rate £625 £575 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% -2.13% +2.17%
10th Percentile £425 £450 £451
90th Percentile £750 £713 £725
Central London median daily rate £625 £575 £575
% change year-on-year +8.70% - +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £55.00 -
Central London median hourly rate - £55.00 -

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 2,088 4,288 6,374
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.31% 93.10% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,565 3,333 4,993
Median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £309 £300 £305
90th Percentile £691 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £520 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 65 66
Median hourly rate £23.23 £20.50 £18.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.29% +12.76% +3.00%
10th Percentile £13.19 £12.50 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.73 £50.47 £34.13
Median hourly rate £23.23 £20.25 £18.70
% change year-on-year +14.69% +8.29% +3.60%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Java Developer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Java Developer in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Java Developer in the City of London

Java Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Java Developer in the City of London over the 6 months to 3 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Java Developer in the City of London

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Java Developer in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Java Developer in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, 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.

1 188 (98.43%) Java
2 99 (51.83%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (47.12%) Spring
4 68 (35.60%) Microservices
5 62 (32.46%) TDD
5 62 (32.46%) Banking
5 62 (32.46%) Multithreading
6 58 (30.37%) Low Latency
7 55 (28.80%) Java 8
8 52 (27.23%) Front Office
9 48 (25.13%) Finance
9 48 (25.13%) Spring Boot
10 47 (24.61%) Electronic Trading
11 46 (24.08%) Kubernetes
12 40 (20.94%) Docker
13 38 (19.90%) Kafka
14 34 (17.80%) AWS
15 32 (16.75%) Investment Banking
16 28 (14.66%) Scrum
16 28 (14.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 27 (14.14%) Fixed Income
17 27 (14.14%) Maven
17 27 (14.14%) DevOps
18 25 (13.09%) Greenfield Project
18 25 (13.09%) JavaScript
19 23 (12.04%) BDD
20 21 (10.99%) SQL
20 21 (10.99%) Jenkins
21 20 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
21 20 (10.47%) Oracle

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 5 (2.62%) Apache Spark
1 5 (2.62%) Red Hat Fuse
2 4 (2.09%) Apache
2 4 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.09%) Oracle Coherence
3 3 (1.57%) Mule
4 2 (1.05%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.52%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.52%) Camunda
5 1 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.52%) CMS
5 1 (0.52%) Confluence
5 1 (0.52%) JBoss
5 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 34 (17.80%) AWS
2 13 (6.81%) Azure
3 11 (5.76%) SaaS
4 9 (4.71%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (3.14%) GCP
6 5 (2.62%) Amazon ECS
6 5 (2.62%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 5 (2.62%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (2.09%) Amazon Kinesis
7 4 (2.09%) GitHub
7 4 (2.09%) PaaS
7 4 (2.09%) Serverless
8 3 (1.57%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.57%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (1.57%) Apigee
8 3 (1.57%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (1.05%) Azure Stack
9 2 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.52%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.76%) Internet
2 5 (2.62%) HTTP
3 2 (1.05%) DNS
3 2 (1.05%) FTP
3 2 (1.05%) SSL
3 2 (1.05%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.28%) Relational Database
2 9 (4.71%) MongoDB
2 9 (4.71%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.19%) RDBMS
4 7 (3.66%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (3.14%) Hazelcast
5 6 (3.14%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.62%) Redis
7 4 (2.09%) MySQL
8 3 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.57%) Big Data
9 2 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (1.05%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.05%) Couchbase
9 2 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.05%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.05%) Tableau
9 2 (1.05%) Yellowfin
Development Applications
1 27 (14.14%) Maven
2 21 (10.99%) Jenkins
3 15 (7.85%) Git (software)
3 15 (7.85%) JUnit
4 9 (4.71%) Mockito
5 6 (3.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (3.14%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.62%) Cucumber
6 5 (2.62%) Gradle
7 4 (2.09%) Gatling
7 4 (2.09%) JIRA
8 3 (1.57%) Ant
8 3 (1.57%) GitLab
8 3 (1.57%) Hudson
8 3 (1.57%) JMeter
9 2 (1.05%) Geb
9 2 (1.05%) Mocha
9 2 (1.05%) PyUnit
9 2 (1.05%) Selenium
9 2 (1.05%) Subversion
General
1 62 (32.46%) Banking
2 52 (27.23%) Front Office
3 48 (25.13%) Finance
4 32 (16.75%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.62%) Retail
6 4 (2.09%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.05%) Advertising
7 2 (1.05%) Back Office
8 1 (0.52%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (47.12%) Spring
2 48 (25.13%) Spring Boot
3 38 (19.90%) Kafka
4 18 (9.42%) REST
4 18 (9.42%) RESTful
5 17 (8.90%) AngularJS
6 16 (8.38%) Hibernate
7 15 (7.85%) React
8 14 (7.33%) HTML
9 13 (6.81%) HTML5
10 11 (5.76%) JMS
11 10 (5.24%) Web Services
12 8 (4.19%) JSON
12 8 (4.19%) XML
13 7 (3.66%) Apache Camel
13 7 (3.66%) Node.js
14 6 (3.14%) FIX Protocol
14 6 (3.14%) JDBC
15 5 (2.62%) CSS
15 5 (2.62%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 27 (14.14%) Fixed Income
3 25 (13.09%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (7.85%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (5.76%) Credit Risk
5 11 (5.76%) Data Structures
6 10 (5.24%) Grid Computing
7 9 (4.71%) Public Cloud
8 8 (4.19%) Derivative
8 8 (4.19%) Market Risk
9 7 (3.66%) Algorithms
9 7 (3.66%) Clustering
10 5 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (2.09%) Equity Derivative
12 3 (1.57%) Equities
12 3 (1.57%) Mobile App
12 3 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
13 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
14 1 (0.52%) Mobile Payment
14 1 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.38%) Linux
2 10 (5.24%) Unix
3 2 (1.05%) Android
4 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (51.83%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (35.60%) Microservices
3 62 (32.46%) Multithreading
3 62 (32.46%) TDD
4 58 (30.37%) Low Latency
5 47 (24.61%) Electronic Trading
6 28 (14.66%) Scrum
7 27 (14.14%) DevOps
8 23 (12.04%) BDD
9 20 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (10.47%) Migration
9 20 (10.47%) Software Engineering
10 19 (9.95%) OO
11 18 (9.42%) Risk Management
12 15 (7.85%) Concurrent Programming
13 13 (6.81%) Unit Testing
14 12 (6.28%) Multithreaded Programming
15 11 (5.76%) Garbage Collection
15 11 (5.76%) Performance Tuning
16 9 (4.71%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 188 (98.43%) Java
2 55 (28.80%) Java 8
3 25 (13.09%) JavaScript
4 21 (10.99%) SQL
5 12 (6.28%) Scala
6 9 (4.71%) Kotlin
7 8 (4.19%) PL/SQL
8 7 (3.66%) Python
9 5 (2.62%) Go
9 5 (2.62%) TypeScript
10 4 (2.09%) Haskell
11 2 (1.05%) C++
11 2 (1.05%) Groovy
12 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.52%) C
12 1 (0.52%) Clojure
12 1 (0.52%) COBOL
12 1 (0.52%) ES6
Qualifications
1 8 (4.19%) SC Cleared
1 8 (4.19%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.66%) Degree
3 6 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.57%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.57%) MiFID
2 2 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 40 (20.94%) Docker
2 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 46 (24.08%) Kubernetes
2 9 (4.71%) Ansible
3 6 (3.14%) Terraform
4 2 (1.05%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (1.05%) Grafana
4 2 (1.05%) Prometheus
4 2 (1.05%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.52%) Istio
5 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.52%) Puppet
5 1 (0.52%) Salt
5 1 (0.52%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (10.47%) Oracle
2 4 (2.09%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.57%) Sybase
4 2 (1.05%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.05%) Confluent
4 2 (1.05%) Dynatrace
4 2 (1.05%) Google
4 2 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.05%) Solace
4 2 (1.05%) Talend
5 1 (0.52%) AppDynamics
5 1 (0.52%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.52%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.52%) IBM
5 1 (0.52%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.52%) OpenText
5 1 (0.52%) Splunk
5 1 (0.52%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.52%) VMware
5 1 (0.52%) Workday