Period
to 29 March 2020

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 29 March 2020.

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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 26 15 15
Rank change year-on-year -11 0 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 269 622 678
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 6.26% 9.14% 9.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.71% 9.68% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 576 630
Median daily rate £575 £575 £575
10th Percentile £450 £463 £431
90th Percentile £710 £725 £764
Central London median daily rate £575 £575 £550
% change year-on-year - +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £21.50
10th Percentile £52.50 - £21.25
90th Percentile £60.50 - £21.75
Central London median hourly rate £55.00 - £21.50

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 4,007 6,427 6,701
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.19% 94.40% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,001 4,971 5,306
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £288 £306 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £509 £500
% change year-on-year -1.72% +1.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 62 105
Median hourly rate £24.75 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% - +3.89%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.76 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.48 £41.55 £38.00
Median hourly rate £26.44 £19.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +39.16% +1.60% +7.22%

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 29 March 2020.

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
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 29 March 2020. 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 +4 2 £600 +4.35%
Java Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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.

1 269 (100.00%) Java
2 163 (60.59%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (45.72%) Spring
4 112 (41.64%) TDD
5 103 (38.29%) Microservices
6 62 (23.05%) Finance
7 61 (22.68%) Java 8
8 51 (18.96%) Spring Boot
8 51 (18.96%) BDD
9 47 (17.47%) Kafka
10 43 (15.99%) Multithreading
10 43 (15.99%) Banking
11 40 (14.87%) SQL
12 37 (13.75%) AWS
13 36 (13.38%) Kubernetes
13 36 (13.38%) Docker
14 35 (13.01%) Greenfield Project
14 35 (13.01%) Front Office
15 34 (12.64%) REST
16 30 (11.15%) Continuous Integration
17 29 (10.78%) DevOps
17 29 (10.78%) Python
18 28 (10.41%) JavaScript
19 26 (9.67%) Low Latency
20 25 (9.29%) Scrum
21 24 (8.92%) Pair Programming
21 24 (8.92%) Maven
21 24 (8.92%) RESTful
22 23 (8.55%) AngularJS
22 23 (8.55%) SDLC

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 14 (5.20%) Apache Spark
2 12 (4.46%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (2.97%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.86%) Confluence
4 5 (1.86%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.12%) Apache
6 2 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.74%) CMS
7 1 (0.37%) Camunda
7 1 (0.37%) JBoss
7 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Coherence
Cloud Services
1 37 (13.75%) AWS
2 13 (4.83%) GCP
3 8 (2.97%) Azure
4 7 (2.60%) GitHub
5 5 (1.86%) Apigee
6 4 (1.49%) SaaS
7 2 (0.74%) Datadog
8 1 (0.37%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.46%) HTTP
2 7 (2.60%) Multicast
2 7 (2.60%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.23%) SSL
4 5 (1.86%) DNS
4 5 (1.86%) FTP
5 1 (0.37%) AMQP
5 1 (0.37%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.37%) Firewall
5 1 (0.37%) IPv4
5 1 (0.37%) IPv6
5 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.58%) NoSQL
2 12 (4.46%) MongoDB
3 8 (2.97%) Hadoop
3 8 (2.97%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.60%) Big Data
5 6 (2.23%) HBase
5 6 (2.23%) MySQL
6 5 (1.86%) DB2
6 5 (1.86%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.86%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.12%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.12%) Tick Data
8 2 (0.74%) Parquet
8 2 (0.74%) Spark SQL
9 1 (0.37%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.37%) Flink
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.37%) Redis
Development Applications
1 24 (8.92%) Maven
2 21 (7.81%) JUnit
3 20 (7.43%) Jenkins
4 18 (6.69%) Git (software)
4 18 (6.69%) Gradle
4 18 (6.69%) Mockito
5 10 (3.72%) Ant
6 9 (3.35%) JIRA
7 8 (2.97%) GitLab
8 7 (2.60%) JConsole
8 7 (2.60%) JProfiler
8 7 (2.60%) VisualVM
9 5 (1.86%) Gatling
9 5 (1.86%) Geb
9 5 (1.86%) git-flow
9 5 (1.86%) JMeter
9 5 (1.86%) Spock
10 4 (1.49%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.49%) Selenium
10 4 (1.49%) Travis CI
General
1 62 (23.05%) Finance
2 43 (15.99%) Banking
3 35 (13.01%) Front Office
4 17 (6.32%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.97%) Retail
6 7 (2.60%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.49%) Games
7 4 (1.49%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.12%) Law
9 1 (0.37%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (45.72%) Spring
2 51 (18.96%) Spring Boot
3 47 (17.47%) Kafka
4 34 (12.64%) REST
5 24 (8.92%) RESTful
6 23 (8.55%) AngularJS
7 22 (8.18%) HTML
7 22 (8.18%) Spring Cloud
8 20 (7.43%) React
9 19 (7.06%) CSS
9 19 (7.06%) Web Services
10 13 (4.83%) HTML5
10 13 (4.83%) J2EE
11 12 (4.46%) SOAP
12 11 (4.09%) FIX Protocol
13 9 (3.35%) Hibernate
13 9 (3.35%) RxJava
14 7 (2.60%) RabbitMQ
15 6 (2.23%) JSON
15 6 (2.23%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.01%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (7.81%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (5.95%) Data Structures
4 15 (5.58%) Fixed Income
5 12 (4.46%) Equities
6 11 (4.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (2.23%) Derivative
9 6 (2.23%) User Experience
10 5 (1.86%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.86%) Mobile Payment
11 4 (1.49%) Credit Risk
11 4 (1.49%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.49%) Market Risk
12 3 (1.12%) Algorithms
12 3 (1.12%) Equity Derivative
13 2 (0.74%) Cloud Native
13 2 (0.74%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.18%) Linux
2 10 (3.72%) Unix
3 1 (0.37%) Android
3 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.37%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (60.59%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (41.64%) TDD
3 103 (38.29%) Microservices
4 51 (18.96%) BDD
5 43 (15.99%) Multithreading
6 30 (11.15%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (10.78%) DevOps
8 26 (9.67%) Low Latency
9 25 (9.29%) Scrum
10 24 (8.92%) Pair Programming
11 23 (8.55%) SDLC
12 22 (8.18%) Fintech
13 21 (7.81%) Electronic Trading
14 20 (7.43%) Test Automation
15 19 (7.06%) Computer Science
16 17 (6.32%) E-Commerce
16 17 (6.32%) OO
17 15 (5.58%) Continuous Deployment
17 15 (5.58%) Software Engineering
18 13 (4.83%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 269 (100.00%) Java
2 61 (22.68%) Java 8
3 40 (14.87%) SQL
4 29 (10.78%) Python
5 28 (10.41%) JavaScript
6 17 (6.32%) Scala
7 13 (4.83%) TypeScript
8 12 (4.46%) Kotlin
9 9 (3.35%) C++
10 7 (2.60%) C#
11 5 (1.86%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.49%) R
13 2 (0.74%) ANSI SQL
13 2 (0.74%) Clojure
13 2 (0.74%) ES6
13 2 (0.74%) Groovy
13 2 (0.74%) Ruby
13 2 (0.74%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.37%) ClojureScript
14 1 (0.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (4.46%) Degree
2 9 (3.35%) SC Cleared
2 9 (3.35%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.12%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.35%) QA
2 4 (1.49%) MiFID
3 2 (0.74%) WCAG
System Software
1 36 (13.38%) Docker
2 4 (1.49%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 36 (13.38%) Kubernetes
2 11 (4.09%) Terraform
3 7 (2.60%) Ansible
4 5 (1.86%) Docker Swarm
4 5 (1.86%) Istio
5 4 (1.49%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (1.12%) Kibana
7 2 (0.74%) Puppet
8 1 (0.37%) Grafana
8 1 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.37%) logstash
8 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.37%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 18 (6.69%) Oracle
2 6 (2.23%) Google
3 5 (1.86%) Solace
3 5 (1.86%) Sybase
4 2 (0.74%) Adobe
4 2 (0.74%) BEA
4 2 (0.74%) GoCardless
4 2 (0.74%) GoldenSource
4 2 (0.74%) ION Trading
4 2 (0.74%) MapR
4 2 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (0.74%) Vermilion
4 2 (0.74%) webMethods
4 2 (0.74%) Zuora
5 1 (0.37%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.37%) Foundry
5 1 (0.37%) Informatica
5 1 (0.37%) Pega
5 1 (0.37%) Splunk
5 1 (0.37%) TOWER Software