The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Developer
London / City of London
Rank 23 21 27
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 214 262 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 7.10% 7.88% 5.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.45% 8.26% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 244 257
Median daily rate £563 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £414
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.12% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year -8.57% +15.13%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2871 3173 4972
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.22% 95.40% 96.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2239 2525 3747
Median daily rate £500 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 78
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +11.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.40 £26.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Java Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java Developer in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Developer in the City of London

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 430 (99.77%) Java
2 250 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
3 172 (39.91%) TDD
4 146 (33.87%) Spring
5 133 (30.86%) Banking
6 132 (30.63%) Finance
7 101 (23.43%) BDD
8 90 (20.88%) Scrum
9 87 (20.19%) HTML
9 87 (20.19%) SQL
10 85 (19.72%) Microservices
11 84 (19.49%) Multithreading
11 84 (19.49%) JavaScript
11 84 (19.49%) Front Office
12 79 (18.33%) Oracle
13 75 (17.40%) Linux
14 72 (16.71%) Investment Banking
15 70 (16.24%) Unix
15 70 (16.24%) REST
16 68 (15.78%) Continuous Integration
17 63 (14.62%) Scala
17 63 (14.62%) Jenkins
18 62 (14.39%) CSS
19 61 (14.15%) DevOps
20 60 (13.92%) Hibernate
21 58 (13.46%) NoSQL
22 55 (12.76%) Amazon AWS
22 55 (12.76%) Git (software)
22 55 (12.76%) Web Services
23 53 (12.30%) Big Data

Java Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 42 (9.74%) Apache Spark
2 25 (5.80%) Oracle Coherence
3 20 (4.64%) Tomcat
4 14 (3.25%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (2.78%) JBoss
6 8 (1.86%) Apache Pig
6 8 (1.86%) Mule
7 7 (1.62%) Confluence
8 6 (1.39%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.16%) Apache
10 4 (0.93%) DataSynapse
11 3 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.70%) GemFire
11 3 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.70%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.46%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.46%) CMS
12 2 (0.46%) Liferay
12 2 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (1.62%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.46%) RMDS
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 55 (12.76%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.55%) AWS CloudFormation
3 10 (2.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.39%) GitHub
5 4 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.93%) Slack
6 2 (0.46%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.23%) IaaS
7 1 (0.23%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.50%) HTTP
2 13 (3.02%) RTSP
3 7 (1.62%) RTP
4 6 (1.39%) MQTT
5 5 (1.16%) Internet
6 4 (0.93%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.46%) AMQP
7 2 (0.46%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.23%) DNS
8 1 (0.23%) Intranet
8 1 (0.23%) Multicast
8 1 (0.23%) SNMP
8 1 (0.23%) SSH
8 1 (0.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (13.46%) NoSQL
2 53 (12.30%) Big Data
3 46 (10.67%) MongoDB
4 43 (9.98%) Apache Cassandra
5 32 (7.42%) Hadoop
6 30 (6.96%) MySQL
7 27 (6.26%) Relational Database
8 21 (4.87%) SQL Server
9 13 (3.02%) KDB
9 13 (3.02%) RDBMS
10 11 (2.55%) Kdb+
11 10 (2.32%) Hazelcast
12 8 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (1.62%) HBase
13 7 (1.62%) Neo4j
14 6 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (1.39%) DB2
15 5 (1.16%) Data Lake
16 4 (0.93%) Tick Data
17 3 (0.70%) GIS
Development Applications
1 63 (14.62%) Jenkins
2 55 (12.76%) Git (software)
3 52 (12.06%) Maven
4 39 (9.05%) JUnit
5 26 (6.03%) Mockito
6 24 (5.57%) Subversion
7 21 (4.87%) JIRA
8 18 (4.18%) Selenium
9 17 (3.94%) Cucumber
9 17 (3.94%) Grunt
9 17 (3.94%) IntelliJ
10 15 (3.48%) Ant
10 15 (3.48%) Eclipse
11 11 (2.55%) CruiseControl
11 11 (2.55%) EasyMock
12 10 (2.32%) Hudson
13 9 (2.09%) gulp
13 9 (2.09%) Vagrant
14 8 (1.86%) Build Forge
15 7 (1.62%) Bower
General
1 133 (30.86%) Banking
2 132 (30.63%) Finance
3 84 (19.49%) Front Office
4 72 (16.71%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.78%) Retail
5 12 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.62%) Advertising
6 7 (1.62%) Games
6 7 (1.62%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.39%) Back Office
8 4 (0.93%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.93%) Marketing
9 2 (0.46%) Law
10 1 (0.23%) Electronics
10 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (33.87%) Spring
2 87 (20.19%) HTML
3 70 (16.24%) REST
4 62 (14.39%) CSS
5 60 (13.92%) Hibernate
6 55 (12.76%) Web Services
7 50 (11.60%) AngularJS
8 43 (9.98%) XML
9 42 (9.74%) JSON
10 41 (9.51%) HTML5
11 40 (9.28%) J2EE
12 33 (7.66%) RESTful
13 30 (6.96%) JMS
14 28 (6.50%) Dropwizard
14 28 (6.50%) jQuery
15 25 (5.80%) Spring Boot
16 23 (5.34%) Node.js
17 22 (5.10%) Java EE
17 22 (5.10%) JSP
18 20 (4.64%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.60%) Equities
2 49 (11.37%) Derivative
3 46 (10.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 32 (7.42%) Fixed Income
5 24 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (5.34%) Computer Science
7 18 (4.18%) Equity Derivative
8 17 (3.94%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (3.71%) Credit Risk
9 16 (3.71%) Fintech
10 15 (3.48%) Market Risk
11 13 (3.02%) Data Structures
12 12 (2.78%) Public Cloud
13 11 (2.55%) Algorithms
13 11 (2.55%) Video on Demand
14 10 (2.32%) N-Tier
15 9 (2.09%) Grid Computing
15 9 (2.09%) Mobile App
15 9 (2.09%) TWAP
15 9 (2.09%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 75 (17.40%) Linux
2 70 (16.24%) Unix
3 17 (3.94%) Windows
4 8 (1.86%) Android
4 8 (1.86%) Apple iOS
4 8 (1.86%) Mac OS X
5 4 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.46%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.46%) Solaris
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (39.91%) TDD
3 101 (23.43%) BDD
4 90 (20.88%) Scrum
5 85 (19.72%) Microservices
6 84 (19.49%) Multithreading
7 68 (15.78%) Continuous Integration
8 61 (14.15%) DevOps
9 51 (11.83%) Low Latency
10 48 (11.14%) MVC
11 44 (10.21%) Kanban
11 44 (10.21%) OO
12 43 (9.98%) Electronic Trading
13 38 (8.82%) Pair Programming
13 38 (8.82%) Software Engineering
14 31 (7.19%) Analytics
15 29 (6.73%) Automated Testing
15 29 (6.73%) Open Source
16 27 (6.26%) Concurrent Programming
17 26 (6.03%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 430 (99.77%) Java
2 87 (20.19%) SQL
3 84 (19.49%) JavaScript
4 63 (14.62%) Scala
5 24 (5.57%) C#
6 21 (4.87%) PL/SQL
7 20 (4.64%) Python
8 19 (4.41%) Shell Script
9 17 (3.94%) Groovy
10 15 (3.48%) Bash Shell
11 14 (3.25%) C
12 12 (2.78%) Haskell
13 8 (1.86%) C++
14 6 (1.39%) Kotlin
14 6 (1.39%) Ruby
15 5 (1.16%) Apex Code
15 5 (1.16%) SOQL
15 5 (1.16%) SOSL
16 3 (0.70%) Clojure
16 3 (0.70%) Go
Qualifications
1 24 (5.57%) Degree
2 6 (1.39%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.16%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.78%) MiFID
1 12 (2.78%) QA
2 1 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.23%) EMIR
System Software
1 33 (7.66%) Docker
2 2 (0.46%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 20 (4.64%) Puppet
2 14 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (2.09%) Kubernetes
4 7 (1.62%) Ansible
5 3 (0.70%) MOM
5 3 (0.70%) Oozie
6 2 (0.46%) Mesos
7 1 (0.23%) Control-M
7 1 (0.23%) Marathon
7 1 (0.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 79 (18.33%) Oracle
2 19 (4.41%) TIBCO
3 16 (3.71%) Sybase
4 11 (2.55%) ION Trading
4 11 (2.55%) New Relic
5 7 (1.62%) Brightcove
6 6 (1.39%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.16%) IBM
7 5 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.93%) Talend
8 4 (0.93%) WorldPay
9 3 (0.70%) Adobe
9 3 (0.70%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.46%) Apple
10 2 (0.46%) ATG
10 2 (0.46%) Informatica
10 2 (0.46%) Microsoft
10 2 (0.46%) Reuters
10 2 (0.46%) Tableau
10 2 (0.46%) Teradata
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