Period
to 27 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £675 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 34 17 31
Rank change year-on-year -17 +14 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 236 174 296
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 5.88% 8.25% 6.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.36% 8.91% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 147 272
10th Percentile £513 £413 £450
25th Percentile £563 £513 £506
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £675 £625 £575
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% +8.70% -
75th Percentile £748 £688 £675
90th Percentile £846 £750 £700
Central London median daily rate £675 £625 £575
% change year-on-year +8.00% +8.70% -

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 3,708 1,953 4,549
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.35% 92.60% 93.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,878 1,491 3,570
10th Percentile £358 £306 £300
25th Percentile £463 £413 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £520 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
75th Percentile £650 £604 £600
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 18 59
10th Percentile £13.88 £15.73 £12.34
25th Percentile £18.63 £20.25 £14.63
Median hourly rate £34.75 £24.75 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +40.40% +23.75% +6.95%
75th Percentile £51.50 £37.06 £25.50
90th Percentile £62.50 £46.53 £49.70
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +32.08% +32.50% +6.95%

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 27 January 2022.

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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.

1 236 (100.00%) Java
2 107 (45.34%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (37.71%) TDD
4 85 (36.02%) Spring
5 72 (30.51%) Finance
6 69 (29.24%) Microservices
7 59 (25.00%) Banking
7 59 (25.00%) CI/CD
8 54 (22.88%) Front Office
9 48 (20.34%) Low Latency
10 45 (19.07%) AWS
10 45 (19.07%) BDD
11 42 (17.80%) SQL
12 40 (16.95%) Investment Banking
13 39 (16.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 35 (14.83%) DevOps
15 33 (13.98%) Docker
15 33 (13.98%) Kafka
15 33 (13.98%) Multithreading
16 32 (13.56%) Oracle
16 32 (13.56%) Scrum
17 31 (13.14%) Unix
17 31 (13.14%) REST
18 30 (12.71%) Electronic Trading
18 30 (12.71%) Spring Boot
19 28 (11.86%) Kubernetes
19 28 (11.86%) RESTful
20 27 (11.44%) Terraform
21 26 (11.02%) Pair Programming
21 26 (11.02%) Software Engineering

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 (5.93%) WebLogic
2 8 (3.39%) Apache Spark
3 7 (2.97%) Confluence
4 5 (2.12%) Apache
5 4 (1.69%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.27%) Red Hat Fuse
7 2 (0.85%) JBoss
7 2 (0.85%) Mule
8 1 (0.42%) Jetty
8 1 (0.42%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 12 (5.08%) TIBCO iProcess
2 4 (1.69%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.42%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 45 (19.07%) AWS
2 17 (7.20%) Azure
3 12 (5.08%) GCP
4 5 (2.12%) Serverless
5 4 (1.69%) IaaS
6 3 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.27%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.27%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.27%) GitHub
6 3 (1.27%) PaaS
6 3 (1.27%) SaaS
7 2 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.85%) AWS Step Functions
7 2 (0.85%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.42%) Amazon ECS
8 1 (0.42%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.85%) AMQP
1 2 (0.85%) MQTT
2 1 (0.42%) BGP
2 1 (0.42%) HTTP
2 1 (0.42%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.78%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (6.36%) SQL Server
3 14 (5.93%) NoSQL
3 14 (5.93%) Relational Database
4 13 (5.51%) Oracle Database
5 12 (5.08%) MySQL
6 10 (4.24%) MongoDB
7 8 (3.39%) Big Data
8 4 (1.69%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.69%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.27%) Hazelcast
9 3 (1.27%) Redis
10 2 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.85%) Apache Ignite
10 2 (0.85%) Infinispan
10 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.42%) Flink
11 1 (0.42%) KDB
Development Applications
1 25 (10.59%) Maven
2 19 (8.05%) Git (software)
3 15 (6.36%) Cucumber
4 12 (5.08%) JIRA
5 11 (4.66%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.12%) GitLab
6 5 (2.12%) Mockito
7 4 (1.69%) JUnit
8 3 (1.27%) webpack
9 2 (0.85%) Gradle
9 2 (0.85%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.42%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.42%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.42%) CircleCI
10 1 (0.42%) JMeter
10 1 (0.42%) Moq
10 1 (0.42%) NUnit
10 1 (0.42%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.42%) Subversion
General
1 72 (30.51%) Finance
2 59 (25.00%) Banking
3 54 (22.88%) Front Office
4 40 (16.95%) Investment Banking
5 22 (9.32%) Social Skills
6 9 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.97%) Publishing
8 3 (1.27%) Advertising
8 3 (1.27%) Games
8 3 (1.27%) Legal
9 2 (0.85%) Back Office
9 2 (0.85%) Marketing
10 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.42%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 1 (0.42%) Retail
10 1 (0.42%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (36.02%) Spring
2 33 (13.98%) Kafka
3 31 (13.14%) REST
4 30 (12.71%) Spring Boot
5 28 (11.86%) RESTful
6 18 (7.63%) Hibernate
7 16 (6.78%) AngularJS
7 16 (6.78%) J2EE
8 15 (6.36%) React
9 10 (4.24%) HTML
10 9 (3.81%) Node.js
11 8 (3.39%) JMS
11 8 (3.39%) Web Services
12 7 (2.97%) CSS
13 6 (2.54%) Middleware
13 6 (2.54%) Swing
13 6 (2.54%) XML
14 5 (2.12%) HTML5
15 4 (1.69%) FIX Protocol
15 4 (1.69%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 39 (16.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 25 (10.59%) Fixed Income
3 18 (7.63%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (6.36%) Derivative
4 15 (6.36%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (6.36%) Equities
5 7 (2.97%) Legacy Systems
6 6 (2.54%) Hedge funds
6 6 (2.54%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.69%) Exotic Derivative
7 4 (1.69%) User Experience
8 3 (1.27%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.27%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.27%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.85%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.42%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.42%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 1 (0.42%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.42%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (13.14%) Unix
2 26 (11.02%) Linux
3 12 (5.08%) Mesosphere
4 4 (1.69%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (45.34%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (37.71%) TDD
3 69 (29.24%) Microservices
4 59 (25.00%) CI/CD
5 48 (20.34%) Low Latency
6 45 (19.07%) BDD
7 35 (14.83%) DevOps
8 33 (13.98%) Multithreading
9 32 (13.56%) Scrum
10 30 (12.71%) Electronic Trading
11 26 (11.02%) Pair Programming
11 26 (11.02%) Software Engineering
12 21 (8.90%) Mathematics
12 21 (8.90%) SDLC
13 18 (7.63%) Full Stack Development
13 18 (7.63%) Test Automation
14 15 (6.36%) Computer Science
15 12 (5.08%) API Design
15 12 (5.08%) User Stories
16 11 (4.66%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 236 (100.00%) Java
2 42 (17.80%) SQL
3 26 (11.02%) Python
4 22 (9.32%) Java 11
5 19 (8.05%) Java 8
6 14 (5.93%) JavaScript
6 14 (5.93%) Shell Script
7 12 (5.08%) Kotlin
7 12 (5.08%) PL/SQL
8 7 (2.97%) C++
9 6 (2.54%) Ruby
10 5 (2.12%) C
11 4 (1.69%) Bash
11 4 (1.69%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.85%) C#
12 2 (0.85%) Go
12 2 (0.85%) PHP
13 1 (0.42%) ES6
13 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.42%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (5.08%) Degree
2 7 (2.97%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.12%) Sun Certification
4 4 (1.69%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.27%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (1.27%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.42%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.69%) Accessibility
2 1 (0.42%) GDPR
System Software
1 33 (13.98%) Docker
2 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (11.86%) Kubernetes
2 27 (11.44%) Terraform
3 14 (5.93%) Ansible
4 2 (0.85%) Grafana
4 2 (0.85%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 32 (13.56%) Oracle
2 15 (6.36%) TIBCO
3 12 (5.08%) AppDynamics
4 7 (2.97%) Sybase
5 5 (2.12%) ION Trading
6 3 (1.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.27%) Sun
7 1 (0.42%) Solace
7 1 (0.42%) Splunk