Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Software Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 September 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 Software Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 250 242 240
Rank change year-on-year -8 -2 +37
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 6 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.086% 0.12% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.12% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 0
City of London median daily rate £525 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - -
Central London median daily rate £488 £450 £700
% change year-on-year +8.33% -35.71% +27.27%
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 6,637 6,468 6,497
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.96% 95.27% 95.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,242 5,022 5,207
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £305
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £498 £463
% change year-on-year +0.50% +7.57% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 87 73
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.31% -4.74% +5.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.52 £11.30
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.30 £49.51
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.69 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.05% +6.80% -2.78%

Java Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Java Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 21 September 2018.

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 21 September 2018, Java Software 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
3 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) Java 8
4 3 (50.00%) Data Analytics
4 3 (50.00%) Analytics
4 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (50.00%) REST
4 3 (50.00%) Low Latency
4 3 (50.00%) Linux
4 3 (50.00%) TDD
4 3 (50.00%) Spring
5 2 (33.33%) jQuery
5 2 (33.33%) Refactoring
5 2 (33.33%) Java SE
5 2 (33.33%) Maven
5 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
5 2 (33.33%) Banking
5 2 (33.33%) Scrum
5 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
5 2 (33.33%) SOAP
5 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
5 2 (33.33%) OO
5 2 (33.33%) Oracle
5 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
5 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (33.33%) Big Data

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 2 (33.33%) Jetty
1 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Spark
2 1 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) GitHub
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (16.67%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Big Data
1 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (16.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) Maven
1 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
2 1 (16.67%) JUnit
2 1 (16.67%) TestNG
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) REST
1 3 (50.00%) Spring
2 2 (33.33%) Java SE
2 2 (33.33%) jQuery
2 2 (33.33%) SOAP
2 2 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (16.67%) GraphQL
3 1 (16.67%) Kafka
3 1 (16.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
1 1 (16.67%) Cloud Native
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Data Structures
1 1 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Analytics
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (50.00%) Data Analytics
3 3 (50.00%) Low Latency
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (33.33%) Creative Thinking
4 2 (33.33%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 2 (33.33%) Multithreading
4 2 (33.33%) OO
4 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (33.33%) Refactoring
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (16.67%) Data Science
5 1 (16.67%) Market Research
5 1 (16.67%) OOD
5 1 (16.67%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Java 8
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (16.67%) Kubernetes
2 1 (16.67%) rkt
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) AppDynamics
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Google