Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 194 165
Rank change year-on-year +51 -29 +75
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 106 39 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.50% 0.62% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 0.65% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 37 74
City of London median daily rate £575 £600 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% -7.69% +23.81%
10th Percentile £460 £413 £465
90th Percentile £638 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £600 £650
% change year-on-year -8.33% -7.69% +33.33%
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 6,655 5,971 6,759
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.24% 95.43% 95.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,272 4,739 5,329
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +5.14%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £648
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 67 98
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -9.98% +19.37%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.84 £10.94
90th Percentile £31.00 £55.00 £40.53
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.35 £19.25
% change year-on-year +4.35% -9.90% +16.67%

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 January 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 17 January 2018, 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.

1 105 (99.06%) Java
2 48 (45.28%) Banking
3 47 (44.34%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (40.57%) JavaScript
4 43 (40.57%) Finance
5 31 (29.25%) Spring
6 28 (26.42%) Hadoop
7 27 (25.47%) Big Data
8 26 (24.53%) Apache Spark
8 26 (24.53%) Apache
9 25 (23.58%) TDD
9 25 (23.58%) Investment Banking
9 25 (23.58%) DevOps
9 25 (23.58%) Apache Hive
9 25 (23.58%) React
10 23 (21.70%) SQL
11 22 (20.75%) MapReduce
11 22 (20.75%) BDD
12 21 (19.81%) Redux
13 20 (18.87%) SDLC
13 20 (18.87%) Web Services
14 19 (17.92%) Maven
14 19 (17.92%) RESTful
14 19 (17.92%) Docker
15 18 (16.98%) NoSQL
15 18 (16.98%) HBase
15 18 (16.98%) TeamCity
15 18 (16.98%) Git (software)
15 18 (16.98%) Software Engineering
16 17 (16.04%) Unix

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 26 (24.53%) Apache
1 26 (24.53%) Apache Spark
2 15 (14.15%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (7.55%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (2.83%) IIS
5 2 (1.89%) JBoss
6 1 (0.94%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.94%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.94%) Mule
6 1 (0.94%) Mule ESB
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.15%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.55%) npm
3 3 (2.83%) BrowserStack
3 3 (2.83%) IaaS
3 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.83%) PaaS
3 3 (2.83%) Sauce Labs
4 2 (1.89%) GitHub
5 1 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.94%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.94%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.94%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.38%) Firewall
2 3 (2.83%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (26.42%) Hadoop
2 27 (25.47%) Big Data
3 25 (23.58%) Apache Hive
4 18 (16.98%) HBase
4 18 (16.98%) NoSQL
5 17 (16.04%) Impala
6 9 (8.49%) MongoDB
7 7 (6.60%) Flink
8 3 (2.83%) BigQuery
9 2 (1.89%) Bigtable
10 1 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.94%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.94%) MySQL
10 1 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (17.92%) Maven
2 18 (16.98%) Git (software)
2 18 (16.98%) TeamCity
3 14 (13.21%) Selenium
4 13 (12.26%) Cucumber
4 13 (12.26%) Jenkins
4 13 (12.26%) JIRA
5 8 (7.55%) Liquibase
5 8 (7.55%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (6.60%) Subversion
7 5 (4.72%) WebDriver
8 4 (3.77%) Appium
8 4 (3.77%) Gradle
9 3 (2.83%) IBM UrbanCode
9 3 (2.83%) JBehave
9 3 (2.83%) JMeter
9 3 (2.83%) JUnit
9 3 (2.83%) TestNG
10 1 (0.94%) Ant
10 1 (0.94%) HP UFT
General
1 48 (45.28%) Banking
2 43 (40.57%) Finance
3 25 (23.58%) Investment Banking
4 7 (6.60%) Billing
4 7 (6.60%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.94%) Electronics
5 1 (0.94%) Front Office
5 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.94%) Marketing
5 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (29.25%) Spring
2 25 (23.58%) React
3 21 (19.81%) Redux
4 20 (18.87%) Web Services
5 19 (17.92%) RESTful
6 17 (16.04%) Node.js
7 14 (13.21%) Kafka
7 14 (13.21%) REST
8 9 (8.49%) AngularJS
8 9 (8.49%) Spring MVC
9 8 (7.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (6.60%) J2EE
10 7 (6.60%) WebRTC
11 5 (4.72%) Hibernate
11 5 (4.72%) React Native
11 5 (4.72%) Spring Boot
12 4 (3.77%) Spring Security
12 4 (3.77%) XML
13 3 (2.83%) Ajax
13 3 (2.83%) PicoContainer
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.15%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (13.21%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (7.55%) Linux Command Line
3 8 (7.55%) Virtual Team
4 7 (6.60%) Hedge funds
5 6 (5.66%) Data Structures
6 5 (4.72%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.83%) User Experience
8 1 (0.94%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.94%) Derivative
8 1 (0.94%) Equities
8 1 (0.94%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.04%) Unix
2 8 (7.55%) Linux
3 5 (4.72%) Android
3 5 (4.72%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.83%) Windows
4 3 (2.83%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (44.34%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (23.58%) DevOps
2 25 (23.58%) TDD
3 22 (20.75%) BDD
3 22 (20.75%) MapReduce
4 20 (18.87%) SDLC
5 18 (16.98%) Software Engineering
6 16 (15.09%) Test Automation
7 14 (13.21%) Data Modelling
7 14 (13.21%) Multithreading
7 14 (13.21%) OOD
7 14 (13.21%) Use Case
8 13 (12.26%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (12.26%) OO
9 10 (9.43%) MVC
9 10 (9.43%) Scrum
10 8 (7.55%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (6.60%) AOP
11 7 (6.60%) Code Optimisation
11 7 (6.60%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 105 (99.06%) Java
2 43 (40.57%) JavaScript
3 23 (21.70%) SQL
4 12 (11.32%) Python
5 11 (10.38%) Ruby
6 7 (6.60%) C++
6 7 (6.60%) Scala
7 5 (4.72%) Perl
8 3 (2.83%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.89%) Groovy
10 1 (0.94%) Go
Qualifications
1 1 (0.94%) SC Cleared
1 1 (0.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.26%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) MiFID
System Software
1 19 (17.92%) Docker
2 14 (13.21%) Apache Flume
2 14 (13.21%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 14 (13.21%) Oozie
2 13 (12.26%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (12.26%) Puppet
3 9 (8.49%) Kubernetes
4 8 (7.55%) Docker Swarm
5 6 (5.66%) Ansible
6 2 (1.89%) Nagios
7 1 (0.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (9.43%) Splunk
2 9 (8.49%) Red Hat
3 8 (7.55%) AppDynamics
4 3 (2.83%) IBM
4 3 (2.83%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.89%) Perforce
5 2 (1.89%) Sybase
6 1 (0.94%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.94%) GoldenSource
6 1 (0.94%) Murex
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle
6 1 (0.94%) SAP