Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £585 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 17 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 207 196
Rank change year-on-year +56 -11 +48
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 102 39 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.43% 0.58% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 0.61% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 35 82
City of London median daily rate £585 £625 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.48% -3.85% +23.81%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £479
90th Percentile £638 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £585 £600 £650
% change year-on-year -2.58% -7.69% +23.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 6729 6429 8864
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 95.57% 95.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5318 5109 6969
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £270
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 79 129
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.45% -4.17% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.45 £10.40
90th Percentile £29.29 £47.83 £37.35
Central London median hourly rate £18.05 £17.08 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.66% -5.10% +10.23%

Java Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Java Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 17 November 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.

1 101 (99.02%) Java
2 47 (46.08%) Banking
3 44 (43.14%) JavaScript
4 40 (39.22%) Finance
5 37 (36.27%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (30.39%) Apache
7 30 (29.41%) DevOps
8 28 (27.45%) TDD
9 26 (25.49%) Hadoop
10 25 (24.51%) Apache Spark
10 25 (24.51%) Big Data
11 24 (23.53%) Apache Hive
11 24 (23.53%) React
11 24 (23.53%) SDLC
12 22 (21.57%) MapReduce
12 22 (21.57%) Investment Banking
13 21 (20.59%) Web Services
13 21 (20.59%) SQL
13 21 (20.59%) Redux
13 21 (20.59%) Greenfield Project
14 20 (19.61%) RESTful
14 20 (19.61%) Amazon AWS
15 19 (18.63%) Test Automation
16 18 (17.65%) Spring
16 18 (17.65%) NoSQL
16 18 (17.65%) HBase
17 17 (16.67%) Impala
18 16 (15.69%) Elasticsearch
19 15 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
19 15 (14.71%) BDD

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 31 (30.39%) Apache
2 25 (24.51%) Apache Spark
3 16 (15.69%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.92%) IIS
5 2 (1.96%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.96%) JBoss
6 1 (0.98%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.98%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.98%) Mule
6 1 (0.98%) Mule ESB
Cloud Services
1 20 (19.61%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.92%) IaaS
2 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.92%) PaaS
3 2 (1.96%) BrowserStack
3 2 (1.96%) GitHub
3 2 (1.96%) npm
3 2 (1.96%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.98%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.98%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (0.98%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.88%) Firewall
2 4 (3.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (25.49%) Hadoop
2 25 (24.51%) Big Data
3 24 (23.53%) Apache Hive
4 18 (17.65%) HBase
4 18 (17.65%) NoSQL
5 17 (16.67%) Impala
6 11 (10.78%) Flink
7 10 (9.80%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.94%) BigQuery
9 2 (1.96%) Bigtable
10 1 (0.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.98%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.98%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (14.71%) TeamCity
2 14 (13.73%) Maven
3 13 (12.75%) Git (software)
4 7 (6.86%) Cucumber
4 7 (6.86%) Selenium
5 6 (5.88%) Jenkins
5 6 (5.88%) JIRA
5 6 (5.88%) Subversion
6 4 (3.92%) IBM UrbanCode
6 4 (3.92%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.94%) Appium
7 3 (2.94%) Gradle
7 3 (2.94%) JMeter
8 2 (1.96%) JBehave
8 2 (1.96%) JUnit
8 2 (1.96%) Liquibase
8 2 (1.96%) Mockito
8 2 (1.96%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.96%) TestNG
9 1 (0.98%) IntelliJ
General
1 47 (46.08%) Banking
2 40 (39.22%) Finance
3 22 (21.57%) Investment Banking
4 11 (10.78%) Billing
4 11 (10.78%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.98%) Electronics
5 1 (0.98%) Front Office
5 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.98%) Marketing
5 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (23.53%) React
2 21 (20.59%) Redux
2 21 (20.59%) Web Services
3 20 (19.61%) RESTful
4 18 (17.65%) Spring
5 12 (11.76%) Kafka
6 11 (10.78%) REST
7 9 (8.82%) Node.js
7 9 (8.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 8 (7.84%) AngularJS
9 6 (5.88%) HTML
9 6 (5.88%) J2EE
9 6 (5.88%) jQuery
9 6 (5.88%) Spring Boot
10 5 (4.90%) Hibernate
10 5 (4.90%) HTML5
10 5 (4.90%) XML
11 4 (3.92%) Ajax
11 4 (3.92%) Java EE
11 4 (3.92%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.59%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (11.76%) Virtual Team
4 11 (10.78%) Hedge funds
5 7 (6.86%) Data Structures
6 4 (3.92%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.96%) User Experience
8 1 (0.98%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.98%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.73%) Linux
2 10 (9.80%) Unix
3 4 (3.92%) Android
3 4 (3.92%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (3.92%) Windows
3 4 (3.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (36.27%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (29.41%) DevOps
3 28 (27.45%) TDD
4 24 (23.53%) SDLC
5 22 (21.57%) MapReduce
6 19 (18.63%) Test Automation
7 15 (14.71%) BDD
8 14 (13.73%) Data Modelling
8 14 (13.73%) Multithreading
8 14 (13.73%) Use Case
9 13 (12.75%) OO
9 13 (12.75%) OOD
10 12 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (11.76%) Software Engineering
11 11 (10.78%) AOP
11 11 (10.78%) Code Optimisation
11 11 (10.78%) Waterfall
12 9 (8.82%) Continuous Delivery
13 8 (7.84%) E-Commerce
14 7 (6.86%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 101 (99.02%) Java
2 44 (43.14%) JavaScript
3 21 (20.59%) SQL
4 11 (10.78%) C++
5 8 (7.84%) Perl
5 8 (7.84%) Python
5 8 (7.84%) Scala
6 5 (4.90%) Ruby
7 3 (2.94%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.98%) Clojure
8 1 (0.98%) Go
8 1 (0.98%) Groovy
8 1 (0.98%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
1 1 (0.98%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 14 (13.73%) Apache Flume
1 14 (13.73%) HDFS
2 9 (8.82%) Docker
3 1 (0.98%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.98%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 15 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (13.73%) Oozie
3 13 (12.75%) Ansible
4 8 (7.84%) Puppet
5 2 (1.96%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (1.96%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.96%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (9.80%) Red Hat
2 4 (3.92%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.92%) Splunk
3 2 (1.96%) AppDynamics
3 2 (1.96%) IBM
3 2 (1.96%) Perforce
4 1 (0.98%) ForgeRock
4 1 (0.98%) GoldenSource
4 1 (0.98%) Murex
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle
4 1 (0.98%) SAP
4 1 (0.98%) Sybase