Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 2019.

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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 33 16 14
Rank change year-on-year -17 -2 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 341 684 657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.84% 9.72% 9.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.26% 10.19% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 623 581
City of London median daily rate £575 £575 £575
10th Percentile £463 £457 £425
90th Percentile £700 £750 £725
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £575
% change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 5,444 6,711 6,755
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.28% 95.38% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,273 5,325 5,338
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 116 93
City of London median hourly rate £19.75 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.61% +10.00% -1.45%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.00 £11.30
90th Percentile £51.75 £26.50 £29.40
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £18.10
% change year-on-year +9.63% +3.31% +5.96%

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 16 November 2019.

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 16 November 2019. 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
Moorgate -2 7 £500 -4.76%
London Bridge -11 3 £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 16 November 2019, 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.

1 341 (100.00%) Java
2 193 (56.60%) Agile Software Development
3 152 (44.57%) TDD
4 145 (42.52%) Spring
5 141 (41.35%) Microservices
6 115 (33.72%) Finance
7 88 (25.81%) Java 8
8 79 (23.17%) Spring Boot
9 68 (19.94%) BDD
9 68 (19.94%) Kafka
9 68 (19.94%) JavaScript
10 65 (19.06%) AWS
11 60 (17.60%) Docker
12 59 (17.30%) Banking
13 55 (16.13%) SQL
14 52 (15.25%) Greenfield Project
15 47 (13.78%) AngularJS
16 46 (13.49%) REST
17 45 (13.20%) Kubernetes
18 39 (11.44%) Front Office
19 38 (11.14%) Multithreading
20 36 (10.56%) Hibernate
21 35 (10.26%) HTML
21 35 (10.26%) Test Automation
21 35 (10.26%) Software Engineering
21 35 (10.26%) Low Latency
22 32 (9.38%) DevOps
22 32 (9.38%) NoSQL
22 32 (9.38%) MongoDB
22 32 (9.38%) Git (software)

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 15 (4.40%) JBoss
2 12 (3.52%) Apache
3 11 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (2.93%) Apache Spark
4 10 (2.93%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.35%) Jetty
6 4 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (1.17%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.88%) Confluence
7 3 (0.88%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.59%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.59%) Magnolia
8 2 (0.59%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.59%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.29%) CMS
9 1 (0.29%) IIS
9 1 (0.29%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.59%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (0.59%) ION MarketView
1 2 (0.59%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 65 (19.06%) AWS
2 15 (4.40%) GCP
3 14 (4.11%) Azure
4 6 (1.76%) GitHub
5 5 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.47%) Apigee
6 4 (1.17%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.88%) Serverless
8 2 (0.59%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (0.59%) AWS Fargate
8 2 (0.59%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon EKS
9 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.29%) AWS CodePipeline
9 1 (0.29%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.29%) Google Docs
9 1 (0.29%) PaaS
9 1 (0.29%) SaaS
9 1 (0.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.99%) HTTP
2 11 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 10 (2.93%) DNS
3 10 (2.93%) FTP
3 10 (2.93%) SSL
4 7 (2.05%) Multicast
5 2 (0.59%) Internet
6 1 (0.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.38%) MongoDB
1 32 (9.38%) NoSQL
2 18 (5.28%) Hadoop
3 12 (3.52%) Apache Cassandra
4 11 (3.23%) Relational Database
5 10 (2.93%) HBase
6 9 (2.64%) Big Data
6 9 (2.64%) Oracle Database
6 9 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (2.35%) Redis
7 8 (2.35%) SQL Server
8 7 (2.05%) DB2
9 6 (1.76%) MySQL
10 5 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.88%) Blockchain
12 3 (0.88%) Flink
12 3 (0.88%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.59%) Tick Data
14 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 32 (9.38%) Git (software)
2 26 (7.62%) Maven
3 21 (6.16%) Gradle
3 21 (6.16%) JUnit
4 20 (5.87%) Jenkins
5 14 (4.11%) Mockito
6 11 (3.23%) GitLab
6 11 (3.23%) Spock
7 10 (2.93%) Gatling
7 10 (2.93%) Geb
7 10 (2.93%) Selenium
7 10 (2.93%) TeamCity
8 9 (2.64%) gulp
9 8 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (2.35%) Cucumber
9 8 (2.35%) JIRA
10 7 (2.05%) IntelliJ
11 6 (1.76%) JMeter
12 5 (1.47%) Subversion
13 4 (1.17%) TestNG
General
1 115 (33.72%) Finance
2 59 (17.30%) Banking
3 39 (11.44%) Front Office
4 25 (7.33%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.93%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.35%) Advertising
7 5 (1.47%) Retail
7 5 (1.47%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.17%) Games
9 3 (0.88%) Back Office
10 1 (0.29%) French Language
10 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.29%) Public Sector
10 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (42.52%) Spring
2 79 (23.17%) Spring Boot
3 68 (19.94%) Kafka
4 47 (13.78%) AngularJS
5 46 (13.49%) REST
6 36 (10.56%) Hibernate
7 35 (10.26%) HTML
8 32 (9.38%) RESTful
9 31 (9.09%) React
10 30 (8.80%) CSS
11 22 (6.45%) Node.js
12 20 (5.87%) Spring Cloud
13 18 (5.28%) HTML5
13 18 (5.28%) SOAP
13 18 (5.28%) Web Services
14 17 (4.99%) Dropwizard
15 13 (3.81%) JSON
16 12 (3.52%) FIX Protocol
16 12 (3.52%) J2EE
16 12 (3.52%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 52 (15.25%) Greenfield Project
2 28 (8.21%) Equities
3 19 (5.57%) Data Structures
3 19 (5.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 17 (4.99%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (3.81%) User Experience
6 10 (2.93%) Algorithms
7 9 (2.64%) Fixed Income
8 8 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (2.35%) Derivative
9 6 (1.76%) Equity Derivative
10 5 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.17%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.88%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 3 (0.88%) SWIFT
13 2 (0.59%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.59%) Market Risk
13 2 (0.59%) Mobile Payment
13 2 (0.59%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 32 (9.38%) Linux
2 18 (5.28%) Unix
3 4 (1.17%) Windows
4 3 (0.88%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.29%) Android
5 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.29%) Solaris
5 1 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (56.60%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (44.57%) TDD
3 141 (41.35%) Microservices
4 68 (19.94%) BDD
5 38 (11.14%) Multithreading
6 35 (10.26%) Low Latency
6 35 (10.26%) Software Engineering
6 35 (10.26%) Test Automation
7 32 (9.38%) DevOps
7 32 (9.38%) Pair Programming
8 30 (8.80%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (7.92%) Computer Science
10 25 (7.33%) Scrum
10 25 (7.33%) SDLC
10 25 (7.33%) Web Development
11 23 (6.74%) Fintech
12 20 (5.87%) OO
12 20 (5.87%) Unit Testing
13 19 (5.57%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 18 (5.28%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 341 (100.00%) Java
2 88 (25.81%) Java 8
3 68 (19.94%) JavaScript
4 55 (16.13%) SQL
5 29 (8.50%) Python
6 28 (8.21%) TypeScript
7 26 (7.62%) Scala
8 15 (4.40%) C++
9 13 (3.81%) ES6
9 13 (3.81%) Kotlin
10 6 (1.76%) C#
11 4 (1.17%) R
11 4 (1.17%) Ruby
12 3 (0.88%) ANSI SQL
12 3 (0.88%) Clojure
12 3 (0.88%) ClojureScript
12 3 (0.88%) Go
12 3 (0.88%) Groovy
12 3 (0.88%) VBA
13 2 (0.59%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 17 (4.99%) Degree
2 5 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.88%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.88%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.59%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.81%) QA
2 1 (0.29%) EMIR
2 1 (0.29%) MiFID
System Software
1 60 (17.60%) Docker
2 4 (1.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 45 (13.20%) Kubernetes
2 14 (4.11%) Ansible
3 13 (3.81%) Terraform
4 10 (2.93%) Docker Swarm
5 7 (2.05%) Cobbler
5 7 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (2.05%) Puppet
6 5 (1.47%) Istio
7 4 (1.17%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.88%) Grafana
8 3 (0.88%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.29%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 22 (6.45%) Oracle
2 11 (3.23%) Sybase
3 9 (2.64%) Google
4 7 (2.05%) Solace
5 4 (1.17%) New Relic
6 3 (0.88%) Atlassian
6 3 (0.88%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.59%) ION Trading
7 2 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.59%) Vermilion
8 1 (0.29%) IBM
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.29%) NetIQ
8 1 (0.29%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.29%) Splunk