Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 26 20
Rank change year-on-year +11 -6 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 243 216 481
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 8.78% 6.42% 7.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.35% 6.84% 7.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 183 433
10th Percentile £462 £439 £450
25th Percentile £531 £506 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £575 £600
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% -4.17% +4.35%
75th Percentile £688 £650 £650
90th Percentile £738 £700 £723
Central London median daily rate £625 £575 £575
% change year-on-year +8.70% - +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £56.25 -
Central London median hourly rate - £56.25 -

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 2,599 3,157 6,091
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.89% 93.85% 94.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,902 2,376 4,726
10th Percentile £325 £300 £313
25th Percentile £425 £413 £420
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £520
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 50 59
10th Percentile £11.85 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £13.56 £14.09 £13.62
Median hourly rate £19.48 £23.37 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -16.63% +19.83% +4.28%
75th Percentile £27.63 £38.73 £28.96
90th Percentile £38.98 £52.25 £43.37
Central London median hourly rate £18.99 £21.87 £20.00
% change year-on-year -13.17% +9.34% +6.95%

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 14 May 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 14 May 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.

1 241 (99.18%) Java
2 121 (49.79%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (48.15%) Spring
4 93 (38.27%) Microservices
5 90 (37.04%) TDD
6 83 (34.16%) Banking
7 74 (30.45%) Front Office
8 66 (27.16%) Multithreading
9 65 (26.75%) Spring Boot
10 64 (26.34%) Finance
11 63 (25.93%) Kubernetes
12 62 (25.51%) Low Latency
13 57 (23.46%) Docker
14 54 (22.22%) Java 8
15 51 (20.99%) Electronic Trading
16 46 (18.93%) Kafka
17 43 (17.70%) Investment Banking
18 42 (17.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 41 (16.87%) BDD
20 39 (16.05%) DevOps
21 37 (15.23%) AWS
22 34 (13.99%) Scrum
23 28 (11.52%) Maven
24 27 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
24 27 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
25 25 (10.29%) Git (software)
26 24 (9.88%) Social Skills
27 23 (9.47%) REST
27 23 (9.47%) Hibernate
28 22 (9.05%) Fixed Income

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 9 (3.70%) Apache Spark
2 8 (3.29%) Red Hat Fuse
3 7 (2.88%) Apache
4 5 (2.06%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (2.06%) Oracle Coherence
5 3 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.23%) JBoss
6 2 (0.82%) Mule
6 2 (0.82%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.41%) Camunda
7 1 (0.41%) CMS
7 1 (0.41%) Confluence
7 1 (0.41%) DataSynapse
7 1 (0.41%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 37 (15.23%) AWS
2 11 (4.53%) Azure
2 11 (4.53%) GCP
3 8 (3.29%) SaaS
4 5 (2.06%) GitHub
5 4 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.23%) Amazon ECS
6 3 (1.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (1.23%) Apigee
6 3 (1.23%) Serverless
7 2 (0.82%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (0.82%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.82%) Azure Stack
7 2 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.82%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.41%) PaaS
8 1 (0.41%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.06%) Internet
2 4 (1.65%) HTTP
3 2 (0.82%) DNS
3 2 (0.82%) FTP
3 2 (0.82%) SSL
3 2 (0.82%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.41%) FIX Connectivity
4 1 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.53%) Hazelcast
2 9 (3.70%) MongoDB
2 9 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.29%) Oracle Database
3 8 (3.29%) Redis
4 6 (2.47%) MySQL
4 6 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.06%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.06%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.65%) Big Data
7 3 (1.23%) Flink
7 3 (1.23%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.23%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.82%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.41%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.41%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 28 (11.52%) Maven
2 25 (10.29%) Git (software)
3 18 (7.41%) Jenkins
4 14 (5.76%) JIRA
5 13 (5.35%) JUnit
6 10 (4.12%) Cucumber
7 9 (3.70%) Mockito
8 8 (3.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (2.88%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.65%) Gradle
11 3 (1.23%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.23%) Gatling
11 3 (1.23%) GitLab
11 3 (1.23%) IntelliJ
11 3 (1.23%) Subversion
12 2 (0.82%) Ant
12 2 (0.82%) Geb
12 2 (0.82%) Spock
13 1 (0.41%) NetBeans
13 1 (0.41%) ProC
General
1 83 (34.16%) Banking
2 74 (30.45%) Front Office
3 64 (26.34%) Finance
4 43 (17.70%) Investment Banking
5 24 (9.88%) Social Skills
6 11 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (4.12%) Retail
8 4 (1.65%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.82%) Advertising
11 1 (0.41%) Back Office
11 1 (0.41%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.41%) Games
11 1 (0.41%) Legal
11 1 (0.41%) Presentation Skills
11 1 (0.41%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.41%) Publishing
11 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.41%) Wearables
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (48.15%) Spring
2 65 (26.75%) Spring Boot
3 46 (18.93%) Kafka
4 23 (9.47%) Hibernate
4 23 (9.47%) REST
5 21 (8.64%) React
6 17 (7.00%) AngularJS
6 17 (7.00%) RESTful
7 11 (4.53%) Middleware
8 9 (3.70%) Apache Camel
8 9 (3.70%) HTML
9 8 (3.29%) HTML5
9 8 (3.29%) JMS
10 7 (2.88%) RxJava
10 7 (2.88%) Web Services
11 6 (2.47%) JSON
11 6 (2.47%) Node.js
11 6 (2.47%) OSGi
11 6 (2.47%) Vert.x
11 6 (2.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (17.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 27 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 27 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
3 22 (9.05%) Fixed Income
4 13 (5.35%) Credit Risk
4 13 (5.35%) Data Structures
4 13 (5.35%) Market Risk
5 11 (4.53%) Grid Computing
6 8 (3.29%) Equities
6 8 (3.29%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.88%) Algorithms
8 6 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (2.06%) Derivative
10 4 (1.65%) Clustering
10 4 (1.65%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.65%) User Experience
11 2 (0.82%) Equity Derivative
11 2 (0.82%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.41%) BBC
12 1 (0.41%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.23%) Linux
2 11 (4.53%) Unix
3 3 (1.23%) Android
4 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (49.79%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (38.27%) Microservices
3 90 (37.04%) TDD
4 66 (27.16%) Multithreading
5 62 (25.51%) Low Latency
6 51 (20.99%) Electronic Trading
7 41 (16.87%) BDD
8 39 (16.05%) DevOps
9 34 (13.99%) Scrum
10 22 (9.05%) Garbage Collection
11 21 (8.64%) Continuous Improvement
11 21 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (8.23%) OO
13 19 (7.82%) Migration
13 19 (7.82%) Risk Management
14 18 (7.41%) E-Commerce
15 17 (7.00%) SDLC
15 17 (7.00%) Software Engineering
15 17 (7.00%) Test Automation
16 16 (6.58%) API Design
Programming Languages
1 241 (99.18%) Java
2 54 (22.22%) Java 8
3 22 (9.05%) JavaScript
3 22 (9.05%) SQL
4 17 (7.00%) Scala
5 12 (4.94%) Kotlin
6 9 (3.70%) PL/SQL
7 8 (3.29%) TypeScript
8 6 (2.47%) Python
9 5 (2.06%) Haskell
10 4 (1.65%) Go
11 2 (0.82%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.82%) Groovy
12 1 (0.41%) C
12 1 (0.41%) C++
12 1 (0.41%) ES6
12 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (3.70%) SC Cleared
1 9 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.29%) Degree
3 6 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.41%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.41%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.82%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) PMO
System Software
1 57 (23.46%) Docker
2 1 (0.41%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 63 (25.93%) Kubernetes
2 16 (6.58%) Ansible
3 9 (3.70%) Terraform
4 2 (0.82%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.82%) Istio
5 1 (0.41%) Grafana
5 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.41%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 22 (9.05%) Oracle
2 8 (3.29%) MuleSoft
3 6 (2.47%) Google
4 5 (2.06%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.06%) Solace
5 4 (1.65%) ION Trading
5 4 (1.65%) Sybase
6 2 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.41%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.41%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.41%) Confluent
7 1 (0.41%) Murex
7 1 (0.41%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.41%) Perforce
7 1 (0.41%) Talend
7 1 (0.41%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.41%) Workday