The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in Croydon during the 3 months to 29 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 Developer
London / Croydon
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 20 21
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 4 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 2.42% 7.04% 2.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.48% 7.22% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 1
Median daily rate £438 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.37%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.12% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £43.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year -5.71% +15.13%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon. 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
Croydon
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 161 263 109
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 97.58% 97.41% 93.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 216 88
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £320 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Median hourly rate - £35.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.16%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Croydon that featured Java Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in Croydon

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java Developer in Croydon.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Developer in Croydon

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Java Developer 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 Croydon region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (71.43%) Gradle
3 5 (71.43%) DevOps
4 4 (57.14%) BDD
4 4 (57.14%) REST
4 4 (57.14%) TDD
4 4 (57.14%) Web Services
5 3 (42.86%) Pair Programming
5 3 (42.86%) MVC
5 3 (42.86%) Hibernate
5 3 (42.86%) Spring MVC
5 3 (42.86%) Spring
5 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
5 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
5 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
5 3 (42.86%) RESTful
5 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
5 3 (42.86%) Spring Boot
6 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (28.57%) Groovy
6 2 (28.57%) Subversion
6 2 (28.57%) Maven
6 2 (28.57%) Oracle
7 1 (14.29%) Ant
7 1 (14.29%) JUnit
7 1 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
7 1 (14.29%) SAP
7 1 (14.29%) SOAP

Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon 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 (14.29%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) Big Data
2 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Gradle
2 2 (28.57%) Maven
2 2 (28.57%) Subversion
3 1 (14.29%) Ant
3 1 (14.29%) FitNesse
3 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (14.29%) Hudson
3 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (14.29%) JUnit
3 1 (14.29%) NUnit
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) REST
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) Hibernate
2 3 (42.86%) RESTful
2 3 (42.86%) Spring
2 3 (42.86%) Spring Boot
2 3 (42.86%) Spring MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Apache CXF
3 1 (14.29%) J2EE
3 1 (14.29%) SOAP
3 1 (14.29%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) DevOps
3 4 (57.14%) BDD
3 4 (57.14%) TDD
4 3 (42.86%) MVC
4 3 (42.86%) Pair Programming
4 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (14.29%) Build Automation
6 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (14.29%) Dashboard Development
6 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
6 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Refactoring
6 1 (14.29%) SDLC
6 1 (14.29%) Service Design
6 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 1 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) Groovy
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) SAP