Period
to 19 September 2019

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 19 September 2019.

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
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 183 193 164
Rank change year-on-year +10 -29 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 52 62 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.83% 0.89% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.93% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 56 61
City of London median daily rate £585 £575 £585
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.74% -1.63% +6.27%
10th Percentile £525 £419 £469
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £585 £575 £585
% change year-on-year +1.74% -1.63% +6.27%
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 5,888 6,648 6,479
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.06% 94.94% 95.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,608 5,251 5,027
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
% change year-on-year - +0.10% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 126 88
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +3.31% -4.74%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.00 £12.52
90th Percentile £53.75 £25.50 £30.23
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +6.95% +0.01% +6.84%

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 19 September 2019.

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 19 September 2019, 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 52 (100.00%) Java
2 27 (51.92%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (42.31%) Docker
4 20 (38.46%) AWS
5 18 (34.62%) DevOps
5 18 (34.62%) Microservices
6 17 (32.69%) Software Engineering
6 17 (32.69%) Finance
7 16 (30.77%) TDD
7 16 (30.77%) Kubernetes
8 15 (28.85%) Spring
8 15 (28.85%) RESTful
9 14 (26.92%) JavaScript
9 14 (26.92%) Python
10 13 (25.00%) Kafka
11 12 (23.08%) Git (software)
12 11 (21.15%) Hadoop
12 11 (21.15%) Banking
12 11 (21.15%) Apache Spark
13 9 (17.31%) SQL
13 9 (17.31%) NoSQL
13 9 (17.31%) Test Automation
14 8 (15.38%) Apache Hive
14 8 (15.38%) Linux
14 8 (15.38%) Ansible
14 8 (15.38%) GitHub
14 8 (15.38%) Spark Streaming
15 7 (13.46%) BDD
15 7 (13.46%) Scala
16 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration

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 11 (21.15%) Apache Spark
2 3 (5.77%) Confluence
3 2 (3.85%) Apache
3 2 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.92%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 20 (38.46%) AWS
2 8 (15.38%) GitHub
3 4 (7.69%) Azure
3 4 (7.69%) npm
4 3 (5.77%) OpenShift
5 2 (3.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (3.85%) Amazon ECS
5 2 (3.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (3.85%) Amazon S3
5 2 (3.85%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (3.85%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (3.85%) Datadog
5 2 (3.85%) GCP
5 2 (3.85%) Route 53
5 2 (3.85%) Serverless
5 2 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.92%) Amazon EKS
6 1 (1.92%) CloudFront
6 1 (1.92%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.15%) Hadoop
2 9 (17.31%) NoSQL
3 8 (15.38%) Apache Hive
4 6 (11.54%) Flink
5 4 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (7.69%) Big Data
5 4 (7.69%) HBase
6 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
7 2 (3.85%) Amazon Athena
7 2 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (3.85%) MongoDB
7 2 (3.85%) Presto
7 2 (3.85%) Spark SQL
7 2 (3.85%) Sqoop
8 1 (1.92%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.92%) GIS
8 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.92%) QlikView
8 1 (1.92%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 5 (9.62%) Jenkins
2 5 (9.62%) JIRA
3 4 (7.69%) JUnit
3 4 (7.69%) Maven
3 4 (7.69%) MSBuild
3 4 (7.69%) Subversion
4 3 (5.77%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.85%) Mockito
6 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.92%) IntelliJ
General
1 17 (32.69%) Finance
2 11 (21.15%) Banking
3 6 (11.54%) Front Office
4 4 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 4 (7.69%) Retail
5 2 (3.85%) Advertising
5 2 (3.85%) Games
5 2 (3.85%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.85%) RESTful
1 15 (28.85%) Spring
2 13 (25.00%) Kafka
3 8 (15.38%) Spark Streaming
4 6 (11.54%) .NET
4 6 (11.54%) Java Concurrency
4 6 (11.54%) Lambda Expressions
4 6 (11.54%) Node.js
5 4 (7.69%) HTML
5 4 (7.69%) OAuth
5 4 (7.69%) Spring Boot
5 4 (7.69%) Web Services
6 3 (5.77%) HTML5
7 2 (3.85%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.85%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (3.85%) jQuery
7 2 (3.85%) OAuth2
7 2 (3.85%) React
7 2 (3.85%) Redux
7 2 (3.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (5.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (3.85%) Cloud Native
3 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.92%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (1.92%) Derivative
3 1 (1.92%) Equities
3 1 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.92%) OTC Derivatives
3 1 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.92%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.38%) Linux
2 4 (7.69%) Unix
3 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (51.92%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (34.62%) DevOps
2 18 (34.62%) Microservices
3 17 (32.69%) Software Engineering
4 16 (30.77%) TDD
5 9 (17.31%) Test Automation
6 7 (13.46%) BDD
7 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (11.54%) Data Science
7 6 (11.54%) Pair Programming
8 5 (9.62%) Analytics
8 5 (9.62%) OO
8 5 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (9.62%) RAD
8 5 (9.62%) Scrum
9 4 (7.69%) Data Protection
9 4 (7.69%) Kanban
9 4 (7.69%) Machine Learning
9 4 (7.69%) Multithreading
9 4 (7.69%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 52 (100.00%) Java
2 14 (26.92%) JavaScript
2 14 (26.92%) Python
3 9 (17.31%) SQL
4 7 (13.46%) Scala
5 4 (7.69%) Perl
5 4 (7.69%) Ruby
6 3 (5.77%) Go
6 3 (5.77%) Java 8
7 2 (3.85%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.85%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.92%) C++
8 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.92%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.77%) Degree
3 2 (3.85%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.92%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.92%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.92%) GDPR
System Software
1 22 (42.31%) Docker
2 2 (3.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 16 (30.77%) Kubernetes
2 8 (15.38%) Ansible
3 5 (9.62%) Puppet
4 4 (7.69%) ITRS Geneos
4 4 (7.69%) Nagios
4 4 (7.69%) ZABBIX
5 3 (5.77%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (3.85%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (3.85%) Terraform
7 1 (1.92%) Istio
7 1 (1.92%) Kibana
7 1 (1.92%) linkerd
7 1 (1.92%) Marathon
7 1 (1.92%) Mesos
7 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (9.62%) Perforce
2 4 (7.69%) BMC
2 4 (7.69%) Google
2 4 (7.69%) Remedy
2 4 (7.69%) ServiceNow
2 4 (7.69%) Splunk
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.92%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.92%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.92%) ION Trading
4 1 (1.92%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.92%) New Relic
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle
4 1 (1.92%) PagerDuty
4 1 (1.92%) Reuters
4 1 (1.92%) Tableau