Period
to 20 September 2021

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £638 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 September 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
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 24 32
Rank change year-on-year 0 +8 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 264 124 360
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 7.32% 7.15% 5.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.88% 7.70% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 89 330
10th Percentile £513 £448 £463
25th Percentile £563 £513 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £638 £600 £575
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £700 £675 £647
90th Percentile £800 £740 £700
Central London median daily rate £635 £600 £575
% change year-on-year +5.83% +4.35% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £70.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £70.00 - -

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 3,350 1,610 5,891
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.87% 92.85% 94.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,486 1,192 4,659
10th Percentile £356 £313 £316
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £738 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 28 74
10th Percentile £12.88 £16.25 £11.25
25th Percentile £15.00 £20.00 £12.76
Median hourly rate £27.50 £36.75 £19.16
Median % change year-on-year -25.17% +91.78% +2.47%
75th Percentile £37.75 £46.44 £22.89
90th Percentile £62.35 £53.70 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £27.00 £35.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year -24.48% +83.33% +4.28%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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.

1 264 (100.00%) Java
2 111 (42.05%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (42.05%) Spring
3 102 (38.64%) Microservices
4 96 (36.36%) TDD
5 87 (32.95%) Finance
6 79 (29.92%) Front Office
7 71 (26.89%) Banking
8 66 (25.00%) Multithreading
9 56 (21.21%) Spring Boot
10 52 (19.70%) BDD
10 52 (19.70%) Low Latency
11 49 (18.56%) AWS
12 48 (18.18%) Electronic Trading
13 47 (17.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 46 (17.42%) Kubernetes
14 46 (17.42%) Docker
15 45 (17.05%) Kafka
16 42 (15.91%) DevOps
17 40 (15.15%) Java 8
18 38 (14.39%) Investment Banking
19 36 (13.64%) Java 11
20 35 (13.26%) Greenfield Project
21 33 (12.50%) Scrum
22 29 (10.98%) Fixed Income
22 29 (10.98%) Git (software)
23 27 (10.23%) Social Skills
24 26 (9.85%) Continuous Integration
24 26 (9.85%) Enterprise Software
25 25 (9.47%) Test Automation

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 13 (4.92%) Apache Spark
2 7 (2.65%) Apache
3 4 (1.52%) Red Hat Fuse
4 3 (1.14%) Confluence
4 3 (1.14%) JBoss
4 3 (1.14%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.76%) CMS
5 2 (0.76%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.38%) Mule
6 1 (0.38%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 6 (2.27%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.38%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 49 (18.56%) AWS
2 25 (9.47%) Azure
3 16 (6.06%) GCP
4 6 (2.27%) GitHub
5 5 (1.89%) Amazon Kinesis
6 4 (1.52%) Amazon ECS
6 4 (1.52%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.52%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (1.52%) SaaS
6 4 (1.52%) Serverless
7 3 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.76%) Amazon EKS
8 2 (0.76%) AWS Step Functions
8 2 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.38%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.76%) HTTP
1 2 (0.76%) Internet
2 1 (0.38%) AMQP
2 1 (0.38%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.92%) Hazelcast
1 13 (4.92%) Relational Database
2 12 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.41%) MySQL
4 8 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (2.65%) Big Data
5 7 (2.65%) MongoDB
5 7 (2.65%) Redis
6 5 (1.89%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.89%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.89%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.52%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (1.14%) Flink
9 2 (0.76%) Amazon Aurora
9 2 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.38%) Apache Ignite
10 1 (0.38%) Infinispan
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (10.98%) Git (software)
2 21 (7.95%) Maven
3 20 (7.58%) JIRA
4 17 (6.44%) Jenkins
5 13 (4.92%) JUnit
6 10 (3.79%) Cucumber
7 9 (3.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (3.41%) Mockito
8 4 (1.52%) Eclipse
8 4 (1.52%) IntelliJ
9 3 (1.14%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.76%) Ant
10 2 (0.76%) Subversion
11 1 (0.38%) CircleCI
11 1 (0.38%) Gradle
11 1 (0.38%) Hudson
11 1 (0.38%) JMeter
11 1 (0.38%) NetBeans
General
1 87 (32.95%) Finance
2 79 (29.92%) Front Office
3 71 (26.89%) Banking
4 38 (14.39%) Investment Banking
5 27 (10.23%) Social Skills
6 20 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (6.06%) Retail
8 5 (1.89%) Games
9 3 (1.14%) Legal
9 3 (1.14%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.76%) Advertising
10 2 (0.76%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.76%) Public Sector
10 2 (0.76%) Publishing
11 1 (0.38%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.38%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (42.05%) Spring
2 56 (21.21%) Spring Boot
3 45 (17.05%) Kafka
4 22 (8.33%) React
5 21 (7.95%) AngularJS
5 21 (7.95%) REST
6 20 (7.58%) RESTful
7 17 (6.44%) Hibernate
8 12 (4.55%) Middleware
9 10 (3.79%) HTML
9 10 (3.79%) JMS
10 7 (2.65%) HTML5
11 6 (2.27%) Apache Camel
11 6 (2.27%) J2EE
11 6 (2.27%) Swagger
11 6 (2.27%) Vert.x
11 6 (2.27%) Web Services
11 6 (2.27%) XML
12 5 (1.89%) RxJava
12 5 (1.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 47 (17.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 35 (13.26%) Greenfield Project
3 29 (10.98%) Fixed Income
4 26 (9.85%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (5.68%) Data Structures
6 10 (3.79%) Market Risk
7 9 (3.41%) Derivative
7 9 (3.41%) Equities
8 7 (2.65%) Algorithms
9 6 (2.27%) Legacy Systems
10 5 (1.89%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.52%) Exotic Derivative
11 4 (1.52%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.14%) Clustering
12 3 (1.14%) N-Tier
12 3 (1.14%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.76%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 2 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.92%) Linux
2 9 (3.41%) Unix
3 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (42.05%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (38.64%) Microservices
3 96 (36.36%) TDD
4 66 (25.00%) Multithreading
5 52 (19.70%) BDD
5 52 (19.70%) Low Latency
6 48 (18.18%) Electronic Trading
7 42 (15.91%) DevOps
8 33 (12.50%) Scrum
9 26 (9.85%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (9.47%) Pair Programming
10 25 (9.47%) Test Automation
11 24 (9.09%) Full Stack Development
12 19 (7.20%) Continuous Deployment
12 19 (7.20%) Continuous Improvement
12 19 (7.20%) E-Commerce
13 17 (6.44%) Garbage Collection
14 16 (6.06%) OO
14 16 (6.06%) Software Engineering
15 15 (5.68%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 264 (100.00%) Java
2 40 (15.15%) Java 8
3 36 (13.64%) Java 11
4 24 (9.09%) SQL
5 16 (6.06%) JavaScript
6 14 (5.30%) Python
7 12 (4.55%) Scala
8 9 (3.41%) Kotlin
9 8 (3.03%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.27%) Go
11 3 (1.14%) C
11 3 (1.14%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.14%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.38%) C++
12 1 (0.38%) Clojure
12 1 (0.38%) F#
12 1 (0.38%) Perl
12 1 (0.38%) Ruby
12 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (2.27%) Degree
2 4 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (1.52%) Sun Certification
3 2 (0.76%) OCPJP
3 2 (0.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.76%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.38%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.14%) PMO
2 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 46 (17.42%) Docker
2 1 (0.38%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 46 (17.42%) Kubernetes
2 16 (6.06%) Ansible
3 6 (2.27%) Terraform
4 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (8.71%) Oracle
2 12 (4.55%) ION Trading
3 7 (2.65%) Sybase
4 6 (2.27%) Solace
5 4 (1.52%) Google
5 4 (1.52%) MuleSoft
6 3 (1.14%) Perforce
6 3 (1.14%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.76%) Dynatrace
7 2 (0.76%) Splunk
7 2 (0.76%) Sun
8 1 (0.38%) Calypso