Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 191 193
Rank change year-on-year +8 +2 +58
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 71 42 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.03% 0.68% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.71% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 35 39
City of London median daily rate £575 £585 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.63% +6.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £463 £425 £413
90th Percentile £638 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £575 £585 £494
% change year-on-year -1.63% +18.38% +9.72%
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 6,547 5,956 6,325
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 95.96% 95.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,169 4,571 5,046
City of London median daily rate £500 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £294
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 70 87
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.39 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.56% -10.85% -1.09%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.75 £30.07 £42.48
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.96 £19.99
% change year-on-year +10.26% -15.16% +2.51%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 71 (100.00%) Java
2 32 (45.07%) Finance
2 32 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (38.03%) Java 8
4 26 (36.62%) Spring
5 25 (35.21%) Maven
6 19 (26.76%) Kafka
6 19 (26.76%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (25.35%) AngularJS
7 18 (25.35%) DevOps
8 17 (23.94%) Big Data
8 17 (23.94%) Hadoop
8 17 (23.94%) Apache Hive
8 17 (23.94%) TDD
9 14 (19.72%) Software Engineering
9 14 (19.72%) Amazon AWS
9 14 (19.72%) Cloud Foundry
10 13 (18.31%) Jenkins
11 12 (16.90%) BDD
11 12 (16.90%) Multithreading
11 12 (16.90%) Investment Banking
11 12 (16.90%) Banking
11 12 (16.90%) Ruby
11 12 (16.90%) JavaScript
12 11 (15.49%) Docker
12 11 (15.49%) Low Latency
12 11 (15.49%) Microservices
13 10 (14.08%) High Availability
13 10 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (12.68%) TeamCity

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 19 (26.76%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (19.72%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.41%) Apache
3 1 (1.41%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.41%) Confluence
3 1 (1.41%) Ethereum
Cloud Services
1 14 (19.72%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (9.86%) npm
3 5 (7.04%) IaaS
3 5 (7.04%) PaaS
4 2 (2.82%) GitHub
4 2 (2.82%) Heroku
4 2 (2.82%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.41%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.41%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.86%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (23.94%) Apache Hive
1 17 (23.94%) Big Data
1 17 (23.94%) Hadoop
2 7 (9.86%) MongoDB
2 7 (9.86%) Redis
3 5 (7.04%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.41%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.41%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (35.21%) Maven
2 13 (18.31%) Jenkins
3 9 (12.68%) Git (software)
3 9 (12.68%) TeamCity
4 8 (11.27%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (9.86%) Cucumber
5 7 (9.86%) JIRA
5 7 (9.86%) Liquibase
5 7 (9.86%) Selenium
6 2 (2.82%) JUnit
6 2 (2.82%) TestNG
7 1 (1.41%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 32 (45.07%) Finance
2 12 (16.90%) Banking
2 12 (16.90%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.41%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (36.62%) Spring
2 19 (26.76%) Kafka
3 18 (25.35%) AngularJS
4 9 (12.68%) Node.js
4 9 (12.68%) WebRTC
5 7 (9.86%) Spring MVC
6 5 (7.04%) Spring Boot
7 4 (5.63%) React
8 3 (4.23%) RESTful
9 2 (2.82%) Hibernate
9 2 (2.82%) J2EE
9 2 (2.82%) jQuery
9 2 (2.82%) Middleware
9 2 (2.82%) React Native
9 2 (2.82%) REST
9 2 (2.82%) Spring Security
9 2 (2.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (1.41%) Apache Camel
10 1 (1.41%) Elastic Stack
10 1 (1.41%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) Fixed Income
1 9 (12.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (11.27%) Cloud Native
3 7 (9.86%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (4.23%) Algorithms
4 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.23%) Data Structures
4 3 (4.23%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.82%) Fintech
5 2 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.82%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (1.41%) Bitcoin
6 1 (1.41%) Derivative
6 1 (1.41%) Equities
6 1 (1.41%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.68%) Linux
2 8 (11.27%) Unix
3 2 (2.82%) Android
3 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (25.35%) DevOps
3 17 (23.94%) TDD
4 14 (19.72%) Software Engineering
5 12 (16.90%) BDD
5 12 (16.90%) Multithreading
6 11 (15.49%) Low Latency
6 11 (15.49%) Microservices
7 10 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (14.08%) High Availability
8 9 (12.68%) Creative Thinking
8 9 (12.68%) Electronic Trading
8 9 (12.68%) Scrum
9 8 (11.27%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (9.86%) MVC
11 5 (7.04%) Continuous Deployment
11 5 (7.04%) OO
12 4 (5.63%) Test Automation
13 3 (4.23%) OOD
13 3 (4.23%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 71 (100.00%) Java
2 27 (38.03%) Java 8
3 12 (16.90%) JavaScript
3 12 (16.90%) Ruby
4 8 (11.27%) Python
5 7 (9.86%) SQL
6 5 (7.04%) Bash Shell
6 5 (7.04%) Go
7 3 (4.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (2.82%) Degree
2 1 (1.41%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.86%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) MiFID
System Software
1 11 (15.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (12.68%) Kubernetes
1 9 (12.68%) Puppet
2 7 (9.86%) Docker Swarm
2 7 (9.86%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.41%) Kibana
3 1 (1.41%) rkt
Vendors
1 9 (12.68%) AppDynamics
2 7 (9.86%) Splunk
3 3 (4.23%) Oracle
4 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.41%) Google
5 1 (1.41%) Sybase
5 1 (1.41%) TIBCO