Period
to 10 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 10 December 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 Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 143 202
Rank change year-on-year -59 +59 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 62 104 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.87% 1.46% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 1.54% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 82 31
City of London median daily rate £575 £580 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.82% -7.24% -3.85%
10th Percentile £463 £451 £413
90th Percentile £725 £638 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £575 £625
% change year-on-year - -8.00% -3.85%
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 6,800 6,760 6,228
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.26% 94.66% 95.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,378 5,363 4,938
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 91 73
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.86% -9.09%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £12.58
90th Percentile £25.70 £30.75 £54.03
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.21
% change year-on-year +3.31% +5.19% -4.40%

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 2018, Java Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 62 (100.00%) Java
2 35 (56.45%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (50.00%) Maven
4 26 (41.94%) Docker
5 24 (38.71%) Continuous Delivery
5 24 (38.71%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (37.10%) Kubernetes
7 22 (35.48%) DevOps
7 22 (35.48%) Java 8
7 22 (35.48%) Kafka
8 21 (33.87%) Open Source
9 20 (32.26%) Banking
9 20 (32.26%) Finance
10 19 (30.65%) Spring
10 19 (30.65%) Python
10 19 (30.65%) Scala
11 18 (29.03%) Jenkins
12 17 (27.42%) Elasticsearch
12 17 (27.42%) Mentoring
13 16 (25.81%) Gradle
13 16 (25.81%) Big Data
13 16 (25.81%) E-Commerce
14 15 (24.19%) iPad
14 15 (24.19%) Groovy
14 15 (24.19%) Microservices
15 13 (20.97%) Hadoop
15 13 (20.97%) AngularJS
16 12 (19.35%) Apache Hive
16 12 (19.35%) TDD
17 11 (17.74%) Spring Boot

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 17 (27.42%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (6.45%) Apache Spark
3 3 (4.84%) Apache
4 2 (3.23%) Jetty
4 2 (3.23%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.61%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.61%) Confluence
5 1 (1.61%) Mule
5 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (3.23%) GitHub
4 2 (3.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) HTTP
1 1 (1.61%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.81%) Big Data
2 13 (20.97%) Hadoop
3 12 (19.35%) Apache Hive
4 8 (12.90%) NoSQL
5 7 (11.29%) MongoDB
6 4 (6.45%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (3.23%) Couchbase
7 2 (3.23%) RDBMS
7 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (50.00%) Maven
2 18 (29.03%) Jenkins
3 16 (25.81%) Gradle
4 4 (6.45%) Bitbucket
5 3 (4.84%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.23%) JUnit
6 2 (3.23%) Selenium
7 1 (1.61%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.61%) GitLab
7 1 (1.61%) IBM UrbanCode
7 1 (1.61%) JIRA
7 1 (1.61%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (1.61%) JMeter
General
1 20 (32.26%) Banking
1 20 (32.26%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Advertising
2 1 (1.61%) Front Office
2 1 (1.61%) Law
2 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (35.48%) Kafka
2 19 (30.65%) Spring
3 13 (20.97%) AngularJS
4 11 (17.74%) Spring Boot
5 8 (12.90%) REST
6 7 (11.29%) RESTful
7 4 (6.45%) GraphQL
8 3 (4.84%) HTML
8 3 (4.84%) JSON
8 3 (4.84%) OAuth
8 3 (4.84%) OpenID
9 2 (3.23%) Java SE
9 2 (3.23%) Redux
9 2 (3.23%) SOAP
10 1 (1.61%) Apollo GraphQL
10 1 (1.61%) Express
10 1 (1.61%) Java Concurrency
10 1 (1.61%) Node.js
10 1 (1.61%) React
10 1 (1.61%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.19%) iPad
2 5 (8.06%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (8.06%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.84%) Cloud Native
3 3 (4.84%) PKI
4 2 (3.23%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.61%) DataPower
5 1 (1.61%) Fintech
5 1 (1.61%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.61%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.90%) Linux
2 1 (1.61%) Android
2 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (56.45%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (38.71%) Continuous Delivery
2 24 (38.71%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (35.48%) DevOps
4 21 (33.87%) Open Source
5 17 (27.42%) Mentoring
6 16 (25.81%) E-Commerce
7 15 (24.19%) Microservices
8 12 (19.35%) TDD
9 9 (14.52%) Software Engineering
10 8 (12.90%) Test Automation
11 6 (9.68%) API Design
12 5 (8.06%) BDD
13 4 (6.45%) Analytics
13 4 (6.45%) Data Analytics
13 4 (6.45%) Low Latency
13 4 (6.45%) OO
13 4 (6.45%) Scrum
13 4 (6.45%) SDLC
14 3 (4.84%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 62 (100.00%) Java
2 22 (35.48%) Java 8
3 19 (30.65%) Python
3 19 (30.65%) Scala
4 15 (24.19%) Groovy
5 8 (12.90%) SQL
6 7 (11.29%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.84%) C#
8 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.61%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.61%) C++
9 1 (1.61%) ES6
9 1 (1.61%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.61%) Ruby
9 1 (1.61%) Rust
9 1 (1.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.61%) Degree
1 1 (1.61%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 26 (41.94%) Docker
2 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (1.61%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 23 (37.10%) Kubernetes
2 4 (6.45%) Ansible
3 3 (4.84%) Puppet
3 3 (4.84%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (3.23%) rkt
5 1 (1.61%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 4 (6.45%) Google
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle
3 2 (3.23%) ForgeRock
3 2 (3.23%) Ping Identity
3 2 (3.23%) Splunk
4 1 (1.61%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.61%) hybris
4 1 (1.61%) IBM
4 1 (1.61%) Red Hat