The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £556 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 22 June 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.

Java Developer
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 23 34
Rank change year-on-year +10 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 308 250 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.34% 7.34% 4.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.78% 7.67% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 229 244
Median daily rate £556 £538 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.48% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £630 £648
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £36.00 £39.30
% change year-on-year +27.77% -8.39%  

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 3148 3259 5509
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.51% 95.74% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2405 2639 4250
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 40 99
Median hourly rate £17.77 £20.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +1.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.94 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £43.57 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 22 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 522 (99.43%) Java
2 282 (53.71%) Agile Software Development
3 195 (37.14%) Finance
4 189 (36.00%) TDD
5 181 (34.48%) Banking
6 166 (31.62%) Spring
7 116 (22.10%) SQL
8 107 (20.38%) JavaScript
9 106 (20.19%) Linux
10 104 (19.81%) Scrum
11 99 (18.86%) BDD
12 96 (18.29%) Multithreading
12 96 (18.29%) Front Office
13 94 (17.90%) HTML
14 90 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
15 87 (16.57%) Investment Banking
16 86 (16.38%) REST
17 83 (15.81%) Oracle
18 80 (15.24%) Microservices
19 75 (14.29%) DevOps
20 73 (13.90%) Low Latency
21 70 (13.33%) NoSQL
22 69 (13.14%) CSS
23 68 (12.95%) Unix
23 68 (12.95%) Electronic Trading
24 67 (12.76%) Web Services
25 65 (12.38%) Scala
25 65 (12.38%) AngularJS
26 64 (12.19%) Test Automation
26 64 (12.19%) Hibernate

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 39 (7.43%) Apache Spark
2 33 (6.29%) Tomcat
3 20 (3.81%) Oracle Coherence
4 16 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (2.86%) Apache
6 11 (2.10%) Confluence
7 10 (1.90%) JBoss
8 9 (1.71%) Mule
9 6 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (1.14%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.14%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.76%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.76%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.57%) DataSynapse
11 3 (0.57%) GemFire
11 3 (0.57%) Liferay
11 3 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.38%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.38%) CMS
12 2 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (3.43%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.19%) Actimize
2 1 (0.19%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 1 (0.19%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 60 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.52%) OpenShift
3 6 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.14%) Slack
4 5 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (0.95%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 4 (0.76%) GitHub
6 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.38%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.19%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.19%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.29%) HTTP
2 7 (1.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.57%) Internet
4 2 (0.38%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.19%) Intranet
5 1 (0.19%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.19%) RTP
5 1 (0.19%) RTSP
5 1 (0.19%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (13.33%) NoSQL
2 63 (12.00%) Big Data
3 52 (9.90%) Apache Cassandra
3 52 (9.90%) MongoDB
4 38 (7.24%) Hadoop
4 38 (7.24%) Relational Database
5 31 (5.90%) MySQL
6 25 (4.76%) KDB
7 19 (3.62%) Kdb+
8 17 (3.24%) SQL Server
9 16 (3.05%) RDBMS
10 13 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (2.10%) Hazelcast
12 10 (1.90%) MarkLogic
13 8 (1.52%) DB2
14 6 (1.14%) HBase
14 6 (1.14%) Tick Data
15 4 (0.76%) MariaDB
16 3 (0.57%) Couchbase
16 3 (0.57%) GIS
Development Applications
1 58 (11.05%) Maven
2 56 (10.67%) Git (software)
3 55 (10.48%) Jenkins
4 47 (8.95%) JUnit
5 32 (6.10%) Cucumber
6 28 (5.33%) JIRA
6 28 (5.33%) Subversion
7 23 (4.38%) Mockito
8 22 (4.19%) IntelliJ
9 20 (3.81%) gulp
10 19 (3.62%) Grunt
11 17 (3.24%) TeamCity
12 15 (2.86%) Selenium
13 12 (2.29%) Gradle
14 11 (2.10%) Eclipse
15 10 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
16 9 (1.71%) Ant
17 8 (1.52%) EasyMock
18 5 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 4 (0.76%) ClearCase
General
1 195 (37.14%) Finance
2 181 (34.48%) Banking
3 96 (18.29%) Front Office
4 87 (16.57%) Investment Banking
5 18 (3.43%) Retail
6 13 (2.48%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.33%) Games
7 7 (1.33%) Law
7 7 (1.33%) Publishing
8 6 (1.14%) Back Office
8 6 (1.14%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.14%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.95%) Advertising
10 3 (0.57%) Legal
11 1 (0.19%) Automotive
11 1 (0.19%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.19%) Marketing
11 1 (0.19%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (31.62%) Spring
2 94 (17.90%) HTML
3 86 (16.38%) REST
4 69 (13.14%) CSS
5 67 (12.76%) Web Services
6 65 (12.38%) AngularJS
7 64 (12.19%) Hibernate
8 58 (11.05%) XML
9 53 (10.10%) HTML5
10 45 (8.57%) RESTful
11 43 (8.19%) J2EE
12 41 (7.81%) Node.js
13 33 (6.29%) FIX Protocol
13 33 (6.29%) JMS
13 33 (6.29%) JSON
13 33 (6.29%) React
14 30 (5.71%) Dropwizard
15 28 (5.33%) Spring Boot
16 24 (4.57%) SOAP
17 23 (4.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 63 (12.00%) Equities
2 45 (8.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 35 (6.67%) Fintech
4 31 (5.90%) Derivative
4 31 (5.90%) Greenfield Project
5 30 (5.71%) Fixed Income
6 28 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (4.76%) Computer Science
8 23 (4.38%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (4.00%) Equity Derivative
10 17 (3.24%) Credit Risk
11 16 (3.05%) Client/Server
11 16 (3.05%) Data Structures
12 13 (2.48%) TWAP
12 13 (2.48%) VWAP
13 12 (2.29%) Algorithms
14 10 (1.90%) User Experience
15 9 (1.71%) N-Tier
16 7 (1.33%) Grid Computing
16 7 (1.33%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 106 (20.19%) Linux
2 68 (12.95%) Unix
3 38 (7.24%) Windows
4 8 (1.52%) Solaris
4 8 (1.52%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.57%) Android
7 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (53.71%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (36.00%) TDD
3 104 (19.81%) Scrum
4 99 (18.86%) BDD
5 96 (18.29%) Multithreading
6 90 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
7 80 (15.24%) Microservices
8 75 (14.29%) DevOps
9 73 (13.90%) Low Latency
10 68 (12.95%) Electronic Trading
11 64 (12.19%) Test Automation
12 62 (11.81%) OO
13 55 (10.48%) MVC
14 51 (9.71%) Pair Programming
15 49 (9.33%) Kanban
16 45 (8.57%) Software Engineering
17 37 (7.05%) SOA
18 36 (6.86%) Open Source
18 36 (6.86%) Web Development
19 34 (6.48%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 522 (99.43%) Java
2 116 (22.10%) SQL
3 107 (20.38%) JavaScript
4 65 (12.38%) Scala
5 29 (5.52%) PL/SQL
5 29 (5.52%) Python
6 28 (5.33%) Groovy
7 22 (4.19%) C#
8 21 (4.00%) Shell Script
9 15 (2.86%) Go
10 12 (2.29%) Bash Shell
11 9 (1.71%) Kotlin
12 6 (1.14%) C++
13 5 (0.95%) Apex Code
13 5 (0.95%) SOQL
13 5 (0.95%) SOSL
14 4 (0.76%) Haskell
15 3 (0.57%) Perl
15 3 (0.57%) Ruby
16 2 (0.38%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 24 (4.57%) Degree
2 10 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.33%) Numerate Degree
4 3 (0.57%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.14%) QA
2 25 (4.76%) MiFID
3 2 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.38%) EMIR
System Software
1 39 (7.43%) Docker
2 2 (0.38%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.19%) GridGain
3 1 (0.19%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 31 (5.90%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (4.38%) Puppet
3 22 (4.19%) Ansible
4 19 (3.62%) Kubernetes
5 8 (1.52%) Kibana
6 7 (1.33%) Grafana
7 6 (1.14%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.57%) Control-M
8 3 (0.57%) MOM
9 2 (0.38%) Mesos
9 2 (0.38%) Terraform
10 1 (0.19%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.19%) Marathon
10 1 (0.19%) Oozie
10 1 (0.19%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 83 (15.81%) Oracle
2 22 (4.19%) ION Trading
3 20 (3.81%) TIBCO
4 19 (3.62%) New Relic
5 18 (3.43%) Sybase
6 12 (2.29%) IBM
7 11 (2.10%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.14%) Microsoft
8 6 (1.14%) Solace
8 6 (1.14%) Splunk
8 6 (1.14%) StreamBase
9 5 (0.95%) Reuters
9 5 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.57%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.57%) Bloomberg
10 3 (0.57%) Calypso
10 3 (0.57%) Informatica
10 3 (0.57%) Murex
10 3 (0.57%) Perforce
11 2 (0.38%) Tableau
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