Period
to 21 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 21 23
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 640 472 496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.25% 7.72% 7.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.77% 8.07% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 414 478
City of London median daily rate £563 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £431 £400 £413
90th Percentile £763 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 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 6,548 5,852 6,182
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.62% 95.73% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,159 4,498 4,936
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £295
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 61 85
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.44 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.22% -12.80% +7.53%
10th Percentile £11.81 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £36.85 £30.07 £45.63
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.46 £20.00
% change year-on-year +13.61% -17.70% +8.11%

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 May 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 May 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 - 11 £550 -
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 May 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.

1 640 (100.00%) Java
2 311 (48.59%) Agile Software Development
3 246 (38.44%) Java 8
4 216 (33.75%) TDD
5 213 (33.28%) Banking
6 206 (32.19%) Finance
7 189 (29.53%) Spring
8 169 (26.41%) REST
9 118 (18.44%) Amazon AWS
10 111 (17.34%) Microservices
11 110 (17.19%) JavaScript
12 106 (16.56%) Electronic Trading
13 105 (16.41%) Web Services
14 104 (16.25%) Multithreading
15 98 (15.31%) Low Latency
15 98 (15.31%) Front Office
16 92 (14.38%) Maven
17 91 (14.22%) Git (software)
18 87 (13.59%) RESTful
18 87 (13.59%) BDD
19 84 (13.13%) Linux
20 80 (12.50%) Scala
20 80 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
21 77 (12.03%) Docker
22 76 (11.88%) HTML
23 75 (11.72%) SOAP
24 74 (11.56%) SQL
24 74 (11.56%) Investment Banking
24 74 (11.56%) Scrum
25 72 (11.25%) JUnit

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 43 (6.72%) Apache
2 42 (6.56%) Tomcat
3 23 (3.59%) Elasticsearch
4 19 (2.97%) WebSphere
5 17 (2.66%) WebLogic
6 12 (1.88%) Oracle Coherence
7 11 (1.72%) Apache Spark
7 11 (1.72%) OpenStack
8 10 (1.56%) JBoss
9 8 (1.25%) Confluence
10 7 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 7 (1.09%) GemFire
10 7 (1.09%) MQSeries
11 6 (0.94%) Mule
12 4 (0.63%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.63%) Jetty
12 4 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.47%) CMS
14 2 (0.31%) ArcGIS
14 2 (0.31%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (0.31%) SPSS
2 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (2.97%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 118 (18.44%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (3.44%) Heroku
4 12 (1.88%) GitHub
5 7 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.94%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.94%) Serverless
7 5 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.63%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (0.63%) npm
9 3 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (0.47%) BrowserStack
9 3 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.47%) vREST
10 2 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.31%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.31%) Yarn
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (6.56%) HTTP
2 31 (4.84%) TCP/IP
3 25 (3.91%) SSL
4 22 (3.44%) FTP
5 21 (3.28%) DNS
6 4 (0.63%) FIX Connectivity
7 3 (0.47%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.31%) Firewall
8 2 (0.31%) Internet
9 1 (0.16%) AMQP
9 1 (0.16%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.16%) MPLS
9 1 (0.16%) Network Security
9 1 (0.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (9.53%) NoSQL
2 53 (8.28%) Relational Database
3 49 (7.66%) PostgreSQL
4 45 (7.03%) MongoDB
5 29 (4.53%) MySQL
6 24 (3.75%) Big Data
6 24 (3.75%) RDBMS
7 19 (2.97%) KDB
8 16 (2.50%) Hazelcast
9 14 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
9 14 (2.19%) Hadoop
10 12 (1.88%) Redis
11 11 (1.72%) SQL Server
12 10 (1.56%) Blockchain
13 4 (0.63%) HBase
14 3 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
14 3 (0.47%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.47%) Couchbase
14 3 (0.47%) DB2
14 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 92 (14.38%) Maven
2 91 (14.22%) Git (software)
3 72 (11.25%) JUnit
4 64 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 58 (9.06%) Gradle
6 31 (4.84%) TestNG
7 28 (4.38%) Mockito
8 25 (3.91%) Eclipse
8 25 (3.91%) gulp
9 24 (3.75%) Spock
10 22 (3.44%) Cucumber
11 21 (3.28%) Gatling
11 21 (3.28%) Geb
11 21 (3.28%) GitLab
12 17 (2.66%) Selenium
13 12 (1.88%) Ant
13 12 (1.88%) JIRA
13 12 (1.88%) TeamCity
14 11 (1.72%) MSTest
14 11 (1.72%) NUnit
General
1 213 (33.28%) Banking
2 206 (32.19%) Finance
3 98 (15.31%) Front Office
4 74 (11.56%) Investment Banking
5 29 (4.53%) Games
6 25 (3.91%) Telecoms
7 16 (2.50%) Financial Institution
7 16 (2.50%) Retail
8 13 (2.03%) Retail Banking
9 10 (1.56%) Publishing
10 3 (0.47%) Back Office
11 2 (0.31%) Advertising
11 2 (0.31%) Automotive
11 2 (0.31%) Marketing
12 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.16%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.16%) Legal
12 1 (0.16%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (29.53%) Spring
2 169 (26.41%) REST
3 105 (16.41%) Web Services
4 87 (13.59%) RESTful
5 76 (11.88%) HTML
6 75 (11.72%) SOAP
7 71 (11.09%) AngularJS
8 64 (10.00%) Dropwizard
9 62 (9.69%) Hibernate
9 62 (9.69%) Spring Boot
10 58 (9.06%) FIX Protocol
11 56 (8.75%) React
12 55 (8.59%) Node.js
13 52 (8.13%) CSS
14 47 (7.34%) HTML5
15 37 (5.78%) Kafka
16 36 (5.63%) J2EE
16 36 (5.63%) JMS
17 34 (5.31%) Guice
18 26 (4.06%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 64 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 48 (7.50%) Derivative
3 39 (6.09%) Greenfield Project
4 33 (5.16%) Algorithms
5 30 (4.69%) Equity Derivative
6 25 (3.91%) Equities
7 22 (3.44%) Fintech
8 20 (3.13%) Credit Risk
9 13 (2.03%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (2.03%) Hedge funds
10 11 (1.72%) Fixed Income
11 9 (1.41%) N-Tier
12 8 (1.25%) Mobile App
13 7 (1.09%) Data Structures
13 7 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
13 7 (1.09%) User Experience
14 6 (0.94%) Computer Science
14 6 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.94%) Minimum Viable Product
15 5 (0.78%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 84 (13.13%) Linux
2 61 (9.53%) Unix
3 16 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (1.88%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.25%) Windows
6 5 (0.78%) Android
6 5 (0.78%) Mac OS X
6 5 (0.78%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.63%) CentOS
8 3 (0.47%) VMS
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (48.59%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (33.75%) TDD
3 111 (17.34%) Microservices
4 106 (16.56%) Electronic Trading
5 104 (16.25%) Multithreading
6 98 (15.31%) Low Latency
7 87 (13.59%) BDD
8 80 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
9 74 (11.56%) Scrum
10 69 (10.78%) E-Commerce
11 67 (10.47%) Web Development
12 53 (8.28%) Software Engineering
13 48 (7.50%) DevOps
14 45 (7.03%) Test Automation
15 44 (6.88%) Kanban
15 44 (6.88%) Pair Programming
16 42 (6.56%) MVC
17 41 (6.41%) Continuous Delivery
18 36 (5.63%) Concurrent Programming
18 36 (5.63%) OO
Programming Languages
1 640 (100.00%) Java
2 246 (38.44%) Java 8
3 110 (17.19%) JavaScript
4 80 (12.50%) Scala
5 74 (11.56%) SQL
6 45 (7.03%) Groovy
7 41 (6.41%) Python
8 37 (5.78%) Kotlin
9 26 (4.06%) ES6
10 24 (3.75%) TypeScript
11 19 (2.97%) Clojure
12 10 (1.56%) XPath
13 9 (1.41%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.09%) BeanShell
14 7 (1.09%) Ruby
15 6 (0.94%) C#
15 6 (0.94%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.63%) C
16 4 (0.63%) Java 9
16 4 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (2.50%) Degree
2 8 (1.25%) SC Cleared
2 8 (1.25%) Security Cleared
3 6 (0.94%) Master's Degree
4 3 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.31%) OCPJP
5 2 (0.31%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.16%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.41%) QA
2 3 (0.47%) MiFID
3 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.16%) EMIR
3 1 (0.16%) GDPR
System Software
1 77 (12.03%) Docker
2 7 (1.09%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.31%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.31%) HDFS
4 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 26 (4.06%) Kubernetes
2 24 (3.75%) Puppet
3 22 (3.44%) Docker Swarm
4 20 (3.13%) Ansible
5 16 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (1.41%) Prometheus
7 4 (0.63%) Terraform
8 3 (0.47%) Control-M
8 3 (0.47%) Grafana
8 3 (0.47%) Kibana
8 3 (0.47%) logstash
9 2 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.31%) Mesos
10 1 (0.16%) Consul
10 1 (0.16%) Oozie
10 1 (0.16%) rkt
Vendors
1 57 (8.91%) Oracle
2 27 (4.22%) Sybase
3 19 (2.97%) ION Trading
4 16 (2.50%) TIBCO
5 8 (1.25%) Google
6 7 (1.09%) ServiceNow
7 6 (0.94%) Splunk
8 5 (0.78%) AppDynamics
8 5 (0.78%) IBM
8 5 (0.78%) MuleSoft
9 4 (0.63%) Apigee
9 4 (0.63%) Red Hat
9 4 (0.63%) Solace
10 3 (0.47%) Bloomberg
10 3 (0.47%) FXall
10 3 (0.47%) Reuters
11 2 (0.31%) Adobe
11 2 (0.31%) hybris
11 2 (0.31%) Microsoft
11 2 (0.31%) Sun