Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 2018.

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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 24 25
Rank change year-on-year +10 +1 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 659 430 453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.28% 6.97% 6.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.85% 7.31% 7.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 398 414
City of London median daily rate £575 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £431 £381 £412
90th Percentile £750 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £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 6,693 5,885 6,352
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.29% 95.43% 95.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,317 4,666 5,019
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.53% +8.00%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £281
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 72 96
City of London median hourly rate £16.25 £18.35 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.44% -8.24% +14.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.53 £11.50
90th Percentile £34.45 £54.51 £42.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.99
% change year-on-year +2.86% -12.46% +14.39%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Java Developer in the job title as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 21 February 2018.

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
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 21 February 2018. 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 - 12 £550 -
Moorgate - 1 - -
Java Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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.

1 659 (100.00%) Java
2 311 (47.19%) Agile Software Development
3 263 (39.91%) Banking
4 242 (36.72%) Finance
5 201 (30.50%) TDD
6 189 (28.68%) Spring
7 157 (23.82%) REST
8 148 (22.46%) Electronic Trading
9 137 (20.79%) JavaScript
10 130 (19.73%) Multithreading
11 124 (18.82%) Front Office
12 117 (17.75%) Low Latency
13 113 (17.15%) SQL
14 104 (15.78%) Amazon AWS
15 97 (14.72%) Linux
15 97 (14.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 91 (13.81%) Web Services
17 89 (13.51%) BDD
18 88 (13.35%) HTML
19 85 (12.90%) Investment Banking
19 85 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
20 84 (12.75%) Microservices
21 80 (12.14%) Git (software)
22 77 (11.68%) SOAP
23 74 (11.23%) Maven
23 74 (11.23%) FIX Protocol
24 73 (11.08%) Spring Boot
25 71 (10.77%) Scala
25 71 (10.77%) Hibernate
26 70 (10.62%) Relational Database

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 42 (6.37%) Tomcat
2 28 (4.25%) Apache
3 19 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
4 17 (2.58%) WebLogic
5 16 (2.43%) WebSphere
6 13 (1.97%) GemFire
6 13 (1.97%) Oracle Coherence
7 12 (1.82%) OpenStack
8 10 (1.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 10 (1.52%) Apache Spark
8 10 (1.52%) Confluence
9 9 (1.37%) JBoss
10 6 (0.91%) MQSeries
10 6 (0.91%) Mule
11 5 (0.76%) WildFly
12 3 (0.46%) CMS
13 2 (0.30%) IPython
13 2 (0.30%) Jetty
13 2 (0.30%) Jupyter
13 2 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.30%) SPSS
2 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 30 (4.55%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.15%) Kondor
3 1 (0.15%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 104 (15.78%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (5.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.43%) Heroku
4 9 (1.37%) GitHub
5 7 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.91%) Serverless
7 5 (0.76%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.76%) Google Play
8 4 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.61%) BrowserStack
8 4 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.61%) vREST
9 3 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.30%) PaaS
10 2 (0.30%) Slack
10 2 (0.30%) Yarn
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.49%) HTTP
2 18 (2.73%) TCP/IP
3 16 (2.43%) DNS
3 16 (2.43%) FTP
3 16 (2.43%) SSL
4 9 (1.37%) FIX Connectivity
5 2 (0.30%) Internet
5 2 (0.30%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.15%) DSL
6 1 (0.15%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (10.62%) Relational Database
2 56 (8.50%) RDBMS
3 46 (6.98%) MongoDB
4 44 (6.68%) PostgreSQL
5 42 (6.37%) NoSQL
6 40 (6.07%) MySQL
7 34 (5.16%) KDB
8 32 (4.86%) SQL Server
9 18 (2.73%) Big Data
10 14 (2.12%) Hazelcast
10 14 (2.12%) Redis
11 11 (1.67%) Hadoop
12 10 (1.52%) Blockchain
13 7 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 6 (0.91%) Neo4j
15 5 (0.76%) JanusGraph
16 4 (0.61%) Apache Hive
16 4 (0.61%) Data Lake
16 4 (0.61%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 80 (12.14%) Git (software)
2 74 (11.23%) Maven
3 48 (7.28%) JUnit
4 47 (7.13%) Jenkins
5 42 (6.37%) Gradle
6 28 (4.25%) gulp
7 26 (3.95%) TestNG
8 21 (3.19%) Eclipse
8 21 (3.19%) JIRA
9 19 (2.88%) Cucumber
10 18 (2.73%) Spock
11 16 (2.43%) Gatling
11 16 (2.43%) Geb
11 16 (2.43%) GitLab
11 16 (2.43%) TeamCity
12 15 (2.28%) Mockito
13 12 (1.82%) MSTest
13 12 (1.82%) NUnit
13 12 (1.82%) Selenium
14 10 (1.52%) IntelliJ
General
1 263 (39.91%) Banking
2 242 (36.72%) Finance
3 124 (18.82%) Front Office
4 85 (12.90%) Investment Banking
5 46 (6.98%) Games
6 33 (5.01%) Telecoms
7 19 (2.88%) Retail
8 16 (2.43%) Retail Banking
9 12 (1.82%) Publishing
10 10 (1.52%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.91%) Law
12 5 (0.76%) Marketing
13 4 (0.61%) Back Office
14 3 (0.46%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.30%) Advertising
15 2 (0.30%) Wholesale Banking
16 1 (0.15%) Electronics
16 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
16 1 (0.15%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (28.68%) Spring
2 157 (23.82%) REST
3 91 (13.81%) Web Services
4 88 (13.35%) HTML
5 77 (11.68%) SOAP
6 74 (11.23%) FIX Protocol
7 73 (11.08%) Spring Boot
8 71 (10.77%) Hibernate
9 63 (9.56%) AngularJS
10 60 (9.10%) React
11 57 (8.65%) RESTful
12 56 (8.50%) HTML5
13 55 (8.35%) CSS
14 52 (7.89%) JMS
15 50 (7.59%) Node.js
16 46 (6.98%) Dropwizard
17 39 (5.92%) J2EE
18 36 (5.46%) Kafka
19 35 (5.31%) TIBCO EMS
19 35 (5.31%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 97 (14.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 59 (8.95%) Equities
3 47 (7.13%) Derivative
4 41 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (5.31%) Greenfield Project
6 32 (4.86%) Equity Derivative
7 26 (3.95%) Fintech
8 17 (2.58%) Computer Science
8 17 (2.58%) Credit Risk
8 17 (2.58%) Hedge funds
9 16 (2.43%) Algorithms
10 12 (1.82%) Data Structures
10 12 (1.82%) N-Tier
11 10 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.52%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.06%) Fixed Income
13 6 (0.91%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.76%) Online Games
14 5 (0.76%) User Experience
15 3 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 97 (14.72%) Linux
2 63 (9.56%) Unix
3 29 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (1.82%) Windows
5 10 (1.52%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.21%) Android
7 5 (0.76%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.61%) Solaris
9 3 (0.46%) VMS
10 1 (0.15%) HPUX
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (47.19%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (30.50%) TDD
3 148 (22.46%) Electronic Trading
4 130 (19.73%) Multithreading
5 117 (17.75%) Low Latency
6 89 (13.51%) BDD
7 85 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
8 84 (12.75%) Microservices
9 65 (9.86%) Scrum
10 59 (8.95%) MVC
11 57 (8.65%) E-Commerce
11 57 (8.65%) Web Development
12 54 (8.19%) Test Automation
13 49 (7.44%) SDLC
14 48 (7.28%) DevOps
15 46 (6.98%) OO
16 45 (6.83%) Software Engineering
17 42 (6.37%) Concurrent Programming
18 40 (6.07%) Kanban
19 34 (5.16%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 659 (100.00%) Java
2 137 (20.79%) JavaScript
3 113 (17.15%) SQL
4 71 (10.77%) Scala
5 40 (6.07%) Python
6 35 (5.31%) Groovy
7 26 (3.95%) ES6
8 21 (3.19%) Kotlin
9 18 (2.73%) TypeScript
10 16 (2.43%) C++
11 14 (2.12%) PL/SQL
12 13 (1.97%) C#
13 10 (1.52%) Clojure
14 9 (1.37%) VBA
14 9 (1.37%) XPath
15 7 (1.06%) Bash Shell
15 7 (1.06%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.91%) Ruby
17 5 (0.76%) Objective-C
17 5 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (4.55%) Degree
2 13 (1.97%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.82%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.67%) Numerate Degree
5 8 (1.21%) Master's Degree
6 6 (0.91%) PhD
7 3 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.28%) QA
2 10 (1.52%) MiFID
3 2 (0.30%) WCAG
System Software
1 55 (8.35%) Docker
2 4 (0.61%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.30%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.15%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 25 (3.79%) Ansible
2 20 (3.03%) Puppet
3 18 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (2.43%) Docker Swarm
5 6 (0.91%) Terraform
6 2 (0.30%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.15%) Consul
7 1 (0.15%) Control-M
7 1 (0.15%) Grafana
7 1 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.15%) Oozie
7 1 (0.15%) Rancher
Vendors
1 66 (10.02%) Oracle
2 54 (8.19%) Sybase
3 38 (5.77%) TIBCO
4 30 (4.55%) ION Trading
5 7 (1.06%) New Relic
6 5 (0.76%) Apple
6 5 (0.76%) Google
6 5 (0.76%) MuleSoft
6 5 (0.76%) Reuters
7 4 (0.61%) Bloomberg
7 4 (0.61%) FXall
7 4 (0.61%) IBM
7 4 (0.61%) ServiceNow
7 4 (0.61%) Solace
8 3 (0.46%) Adobe
8 3 (0.46%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.46%) Currenex
9 2 (0.30%) Microsoft
9 2 (0.30%) Perforce
9 2 (0.30%) Remedy