Period
to 10 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £588 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 117 184 191
Rank change year-on-year +67 +7 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 12 53 65
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.54% 0.81% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.86% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 40 65
Median daily rate £588 £585 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.47% +1.74% -1.63%
10th Percentile £362 £525 £430
90th Percentile £705 £675 £649
Central London median daily rate £588 £585 £575
% change year-on-year +0.47% +1.74% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 2,056 6,134 6,675
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.03% 93.95% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,440 4,793 5,234
Median daily rate £510 £515 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.97% +3.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 77 129
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +7.56%
10th Percentile £13.28 £11.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £51.08 £57.90 £30.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +6.04%

Java Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Java Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Java Engineer in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Java Engineer in the City of London

Java Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Java Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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 August 2020, 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 12 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) AWS
3 5 (41.67%) DevOps
4 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (33.33%) Kubernetes
4 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 4 (33.33%) Electronic Trading
5 3 (25.00%) Spring
5 3 (25.00%) Banking
5 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) Microservices
5 3 (25.00%) Terraform
5 3 (25.00%) Low Latency
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (25.00%) Analytics
6 2 (16.67%) Data Analytics
6 2 (16.67%) Power BI
6 2 (16.67%) Sprint Retrospective
6 2 (16.67%) Sprint Planning
6 2 (16.67%) Power Platform
6 2 (16.67%) Vert.x
6 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 2 (16.67%) Capacity Management
6 2 (16.67%) REST
6 2 (16.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 2 (16.67%) RxJava
6 2 (16.67%) SAS EBI

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 2 (16.67%) SAS
2 1 (8.33%) nginx
2 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) AWS
2 2 (16.67%) Power Platform
3 1 (8.33%) Amazon ECS
3 1 (8.33%) Amazon EKS
3 1 (8.33%) Azure
3 1 (8.33%) GCP
3 1 (8.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Base SAS
1 2 (16.67%) BusinessObjects XI
1 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (16.67%) Pentaho
1 2 (16.67%) Power BI
1 2 (16.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 2 (16.67%) SAS EBI
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (8.33%) Big Data
2 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (16.67%) GitLab
2 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (16.67%) Maven
3 1 (8.33%) CircleCI
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) Subversion
3 1 (8.33%) Travis CI
General
1 3 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Spring
2 2 (16.67%) REST
2 2 (16.67%) RxJava
2 2 (16.67%) Vert.x
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (8.33%) Node.js
3 1 (8.33%) React
3 1 (8.33%) RESTful
3 1 (8.33%) Spring Boot
3 1 (8.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (8.33%) Fixed Income
3 1 (8.33%) iPad
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) DevOps
3 4 (33.33%) Electronic Trading
3 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 3 (25.00%) Analytics
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (25.00%) Low Latency
4 3 (25.00%) Microservices
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) BDD
5 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (16.67%) Capacity Management
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) Data Analytics
5 2 (16.67%) Data Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) ETL
5 2 (16.67%) Investment Management
5 2 (16.67%) Sprint Planning
5 2 (16.67%) Sprint Retrospective
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) SAS Macro
2 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) C++
3 1 (8.33%) Groovy
3 1 (8.33%) Java 8
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) Kotlin
3 1 (8.33%) Perl
3 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Kubernetes
2 3 (25.00%) Terraform
3 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) HP
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com