Period
to 27 November 2021

The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

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
27 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 133 111 176
Rank change year-on-year -22 +65 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 51 13 51
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.28% 0.66% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 0.72% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 8 45
10th Percentile £611 £548 £505
25th Percentile £613 £572 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £650 £600
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% +4.35%
75th Percentile £783 £663 £638
90th Percentile £838 £715 £750
Central London median daily rate £650 £588 £585
% change year-on-year +10.64% +0.43% +1.74%

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 3,685 1,810 5,406
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.61% 92.30% 93.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,836 1,371 4,290
10th Percentile £358 £313 £313
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £608 £600
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 23 60
10th Percentile £13.88 £17.30 £12.03
25th Percentile £19.56 £21.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £32.70 £35.50 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year -7.89% +79.75% +5.61%
75th Percentile £44.75 £43.00 £23.56
90th Percentile £63.25 £47.40 £49.50
Central London median hourly rate £34.75 £32.70 £20.50
% change year-on-year +6.29% +59.49% +9.63%

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 27 November 2021.

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 27 November 2021, 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 51 (100.00%) Java
2 41 (80.39%) AWS
3 32 (62.75%) REST
4 31 (60.78%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (52.94%) Kafka
6 24 (47.06%) Microservices
7 23 (45.10%) Spring
8 22 (43.14%) NoSQL
9 21 (41.18%) Spring Boot
9 21 (41.18%) SQL
10 20 (39.22%) Maven
11 19 (37.25%) Software Engineering
11 19 (37.25%) Kubernetes
11 19 (37.25%) DevOps
12 18 (35.29%) Docker
13 17 (33.33%) Technology Roadmap
13 17 (33.33%) Confluent
14 16 (31.37%) Cucumber
15 15 (29.41%) Vert.x
15 15 (29.41%) Terraform
16 14 (27.45%) HTTP
16 14 (27.45%) HTTPS
16 14 (27.45%) SOAP
17 13 (25.49%) Continuous Integration
18 10 (19.61%) Python
19 9 (17.65%) Scrum
20 8 (15.69%) TDD
20 8 (15.69%) Oracle
20 8 (15.69%) Relational Database
21 7 (13.73%) AWS Lambda

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:

Cloud Services
1 41 (80.39%) AWS
2 7 (13.73%) AWS Lambda
2 7 (13.73%) Serverless
3 4 (7.84%) Azure
4 3 (5.88%) GitHub
4 3 (5.88%) Snowflake
5 1 (1.96%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 14 (27.45%) HTTP
1 14 (27.45%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (43.14%) NoSQL
2 8 (15.69%) Relational Database
3 7 (13.73%) RDBMS
4 4 (7.84%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
5 3 (5.88%) Couchbase
5 3 (5.88%) MongoDB
5 3 (5.88%) Redis
6 2 (3.92%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.96%) Big Data
7 1 (1.96%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.96%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 20 (39.22%) Maven
2 16 (31.37%) Cucumber
3 4 (7.84%) Gradle
4 3 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (5.88%) GitLab
5 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.92%) Postman
5 2 (3.92%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.96%) JIRA
6 1 (1.96%) JUnit
6 1 (1.96%) Mockito
6 1 (1.96%) Selenium
6 1 (1.96%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.96%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (9.80%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Marketing
2 3 (5.88%) Social Skills
3 2 (3.92%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Front Office
4 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) Presentation Skills
4 1 (1.96%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (62.75%) REST
2 27 (52.94%) Kafka
3 23 (45.10%) Spring
4 21 (41.18%) Spring Boot
5 15 (29.41%) Vert.x
6 14 (27.45%) SOAP
7 3 (5.88%) JDBC
7 3 (5.88%) JMS
8 2 (3.92%) .NET
8 2 (3.92%) .NET Framework
8 2 (3.92%) AngularJS
8 2 (3.92%) Express
8 2 (3.92%) GraphQL
8 2 (3.92%) NHibernate
8 2 (3.92%) Node.js
8 2 (3.92%) React
8 2 (3.92%) RESTful
8 2 (3.92%) Serverless Framework
8 2 (3.92%) Web Services
9 1 (1.96%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Legacy Systems
2 3 (5.88%) Social Media
3 2 (3.92%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (60.78%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (47.06%) Microservices
3 19 (37.25%) DevOps
3 19 (37.25%) Software Engineering
4 17 (33.33%) Technology Roadmap
5 13 (25.49%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (17.65%) Scrum
7 8 (15.69%) TDD
8 7 (13.73%) UML
9 6 (11.76%) BDD
10 4 (7.84%) Architectural Design
10 4 (7.84%) Data Engineering
10 4 (7.84%) SDLC
10 4 (7.84%) Supply Chain Transformation
11 3 (5.88%) Configuration Management
11 3 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
11 3 (5.88%) Test Automation
12 2 (3.92%) OO
12 2 (3.92%) OOD
12 2 (3.92%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 51 (100.00%) Java
2 21 (41.18%) SQL
3 10 (19.61%) Python
4 5 (9.80%) Kotlin
4 5 (9.80%) Scala
5 4 (7.84%) C
6 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.92%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.96%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 1 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (1.96%) Degree
1 1 (1.96%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 18 (35.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (37.25%) Kubernetes
2 15 (29.41%) Terraform
3 3 (5.88%) Ansible
3 3 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (33.33%) Confluent
2 8 (15.69%) Oracle
3 1 (1.96%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.96%) Sybase