The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 30 March 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 Engineer
London / City of London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 146 184
Rank change year-on-year +15 +38  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 20 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.64% 0.50% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.52% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 7
Median daily rate £550 £494 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.39% +41.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £46.75
% change year-on-year +3.75% -14.43%  

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 2952 3240 4937
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.16% 95.18% 96.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2287 2586 3734
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 £310 £308 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 47 71
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +8.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £47.50 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Java Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Java Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Java Engineer in the City of London

Java Engineer
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 Engineer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Engineer in the City of London

Java Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Engineer in the City of London over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Engineer in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Java Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 41 (100.00%) Java
2 27 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (60.98%) Python
4 22 (53.66%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (46.34%) Banking
5 19 (46.34%) DevOps
6 18 (43.90%) Linux
6 18 (43.90%) Puppet
7 15 (36.59%) Atlassian
7 15 (36.59%) Perl
8 14 (34.15%) Unix
9 12 (29.27%) Ansible
10 9 (21.95%) Scala
10 9 (21.95%) Hadoop
11 8 (19.51%) Build Automation
11 8 (19.51%) Spring
11 8 (19.51%) Software Engineering
11 8 (19.51%) Finance
11 8 (19.51%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (17.07%) Apache Spark
12 7 (17.07%) Continuous Deployment
12 7 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
13 6 (14.63%) Big Data
13 6 (14.63%) BDD
13 6 (14.63%) TDD
14 5 (12.20%) Kafka
14 5 (12.20%) SQL
14 5 (12.20%) JIRA
15 4 (9.76%) Apache Hive
15 4 (9.76%) High Availability

Java Engineer 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 7 (17.07%) Apache Spark
2 3 (7.32%) Apache
3 2 (4.88%) Apache Pig
3 2 (4.88%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.88%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) AMQP
1 2 (4.88%) HTTP
2 1 (2.44%) Kerberos
2 1 (2.44%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) Hadoop
2 6 (14.63%) Big Data
3 4 (9.76%) Apache Hive
4 3 (7.32%) MongoDB
4 3 (7.32%) NoSQL
4 3 (7.32%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.88%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (4.88%) Data Lake
5 2 (4.88%) Flink
5 2 (4.88%) Hazelcast
5 2 (4.88%) HBase
5 2 (4.88%) MySQL
5 2 (4.88%) RDBMS
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.44%) CouchDB
6 1 (2.44%) GIS
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.44%) Redis
6 1 (2.44%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) JIRA
2 3 (7.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (7.32%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.32%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.32%) JUnit
3 2 (4.88%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.88%) Maven
3 2 (4.88%) Mockito
3 2 (4.88%) Selenium
4 1 (2.44%) FishEye
4 1 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 19 (46.34%) Banking
2 8 (19.51%) Finance
3 4 (9.76%) Advertising
3 4 (9.76%) Games
4 2 (4.88%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.44%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) Spring
2 5 (12.20%) Kafka
3 4 (9.76%) Spring Boot
3 4 (9.76%) Web Services
4 3 (7.32%) AngularJS
4 3 (7.32%) Dropwizard
4 3 (7.32%) JMS
4 3 (7.32%) REST
4 3 (7.32%) Spark Streaming
5 2 (4.88%) Akka
5 2 (4.88%) Drools
5 2 (4.88%) Guava
5 2 (4.88%) JPA
5 2 (4.88%) JSON
5 2 (4.88%) Lambda Expressions
5 2 (4.88%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (4.88%) React
5 2 (4.88%) RESTful
5 2 (4.88%) Spring MVC
5 2 (4.88%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.44%) Equities
2 1 (2.44%) Fixed Income
2 1 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.44%) Life Science
2 1 (2.44%) User Experience
2 1 (2.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (43.90%) Linux
2 14 (34.15%) Unix
3 3 (7.32%) CentOS
4 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (53.66%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (46.34%) DevOps
4 8 (19.51%) Build Automation
4 8 (19.51%) Software Engineering
5 7 (17.07%) Continuous Deployment
6 6 (14.63%) BDD
6 6 (14.63%) TDD
7 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce
7 4 (9.76%) High Availability
7 4 (9.76%) Open Source
7 4 (9.76%) Scrum
8 3 (7.32%) Data Ingestion
8 3 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (7.32%) Test Automation
9 2 (4.88%) API Design
9 2 (4.88%) API Testing
9 2 (4.88%) Microservices
9 2 (4.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 41 (100.00%) Java
2 25 (60.98%) Python
3 15 (36.59%) Perl
4 9 (21.95%) Scala
5 5 (12.20%) SQL
6 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
7 3 (7.32%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.44%) Apex Code
8 1 (2.44%) Go
8 1 (2.44%) Ruby
8 1 (2.44%) SOQL
8 1 (2.44%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) Degree
1 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Docker
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Flume
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (43.90%) Puppet
2 12 (29.27%) Ansible
3 8 (19.51%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (7.32%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (2.44%) Ambari
5 1 (2.44%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.44%) Marathon
5 1 (2.44%) Mesos
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) Atlassian
2 2 (4.88%) Hortonworks
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle
2 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.44%) Cloudera
3 1 (2.44%) IBM
3 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.44%) VMware
3 1 (2.44%) WorldPay
City, London
JM
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £300-400
Posted: 5 days ago