The median contractor rate for a Java Software Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 Software Engineer
London / City of London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 162 -
Rank change year-on-year +15 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.029% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.031% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £500 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £344
% change year-on-year +7.14% +22.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £39.00 £46.75
% change year-on-year +6.41% -16.57%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2952 3240 4937
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.16% 95.18% 96.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2287 2586 3734
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £308 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 47 71
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +8.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £47.50 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Java Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Java Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Java Software Engineer in the City of London

Java Software 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 Software Engineer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Software Engineer in the City of London

Java Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Software Engineer in the City of London over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Software Engineer in the City of London

Java Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Java Software 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
5 1 (20.00%) GIS
5 1 (20.00%) Advertising
5 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (20.00%) Games
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle
5 1 (20.00%) JUnit
5 1 (20.00%) CSS
5 1 (20.00%) SOAP
5 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (20.00%) Selenium
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (20.00%) Kanban
5 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (20.00%) Scala
5 1 (20.00%) CouchDB

Java Software 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 1 (20.00%) Oracle Service Bus
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) CouchDB
1 1 (20.00%) GIS
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (20.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) JUnit
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (20.00%) Advertising
1 1 (20.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Angular 2
1 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) Dropwizard
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) Leaflet
1 1 (20.00%) OpenLayers
1 1 (20.00%) Play Framework
1 1 (20.00%) React
1 1 (20.00%) REST
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) Spring
1 1 (20.00%) Spring Boot
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) API Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) Microservices
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Scala
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
City, London
JM
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago