Period
to 16 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 16 July 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 Developer
England > East of England
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 48 51
Rank change year-on-year -12 +3 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 168 211 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.56% 4.55% 3.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.77% 4.83% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 158 104
East of England median daily rate £475 £447 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.26% +8.04% +4.75%
10th Percentile £363 £281 £270
90th Percentile £600 £575 £500
England median daily rate £513 £488 £460
% change year-on-year +5.13% +5.98% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 6
East of England median hourly rate £35.54 £37.25 £31.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.59% +17.51% -16.58%
10th Percentile £31.30 £31.18 £28.50
90th Percentile £50.63 £44.13 £35.00
England median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year -11.76% +0.59% +5.63%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4,461 4,373 4,999
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 94.35% 96.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,539 2,596 2,913
East of England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £190 £205 £210
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 339 358
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -13.19% +0.80%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.50 £11.58
90th Percentile £46.25 £47.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Java Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in the East of England

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Developer in the East of England

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in the East of England over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Developer in the East of England

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Developer in the East of England

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in the East of England over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Java Developer in the East of England

Java Developer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer within the East of England region over the 6 months to 16 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -11 67 £494 -5.95% 24
Essex -2 55 £525 +17.45% 21
Suffolk +11 23 £450 +12.50% 11
Cambridgeshire -7 19 £425 +25.00% 22
Norfolk -3 2 £488 +39.29% 5
Bedfordshire -7 2 £469 +18.30% 4
Java Developer
England

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, Java Developer 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 East of England region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 168 (100.00%) Java
2 102 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (51.19%) Spring
4 84 (50.00%) TDD
5 64 (38.10%) Java 8
6 55 (32.74%) Web Services
7 50 (29.76%) SOAP
8 48 (28.57%) REST
9 47 (27.98%) Continuous Integration
10 46 (27.38%) JSON
11 45 (26.79%) SQL
12 43 (25.60%) Maven
13 41 (24.40%) JavaScript
14 40 (23.81%) Jenkins
15 39 (23.21%) RESTful
15 39 (23.21%) Microservices
16 38 (22.62%) Oracle
17 37 (22.02%) Finance
18 36 (21.43%) MVC
18 36 (21.43%) DevOps
19 34 (20.24%) AngularJS
20 33 (19.64%) XML
21 32 (19.05%) Spring Boot
21 32 (19.05%) Greenfield Project
22 30 (17.86%) Git (software)
23 28 (16.67%) Scrum
24 27 (16.07%) BDD
25 26 (15.48%) Amazon AWS
25 26 (15.48%) Linux
26 25 (14.88%) JUnit

Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 24 (14.29%) Mule
2 20 (11.90%) WebSphere
3 19 (11.31%) Oracle Service Bus
3 19 (11.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (3.57%) Apache
4 6 (3.57%) Confluence
4 6 (3.57%) JBoss
4 6 (3.57%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (2.98%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.79%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (1.19%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (1.19%) CMS
7 2 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.60%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.60%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 26 (15.48%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.57%) Amazon S3
2 6 (3.57%) Amazon SQS
3 5 (2.98%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.19%) Heroku
6 1 (0.60%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.57%) HTTP
1 6 (3.57%) Software-Defined Networking
2 3 (1.79%) Broadband
3 2 (1.19%) DNS
3 2 (1.19%) FTP
3 2 (1.19%) SSL
3 2 (1.19%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 10 (5.95%) MySQL
4 9 (5.36%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.98%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.38%) Endeca
6 4 (2.38%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.79%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.19%) Sybase ASE
9 1 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.60%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.60%) DB2
9 1 (0.60%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.60%) GIS
9 1 (0.60%) Jackrabbit
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 43 (25.60%) Maven
2 40 (23.81%) Jenkins
3 30 (17.86%) Git (software)
4 25 (14.88%) JUnit
5 13 (7.74%) Cucumber
6 11 (6.55%) JIRA
7 10 (5.95%) Eclipse
7 10 (5.95%) Gradle
7 10 (5.95%) Mockito
7 10 (5.95%) Selenium
7 10 (5.95%) Subversion
8 8 (4.76%) IntelliJ
8 8 (4.76%) SoapUI
9 5 (2.98%) gulp
10 4 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (2.38%) Bitbucket
10 4 (2.38%) Mercurial
10 4 (2.38%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (2.38%) Vagrant
10 4 (2.38%) WebStorm
General
1 37 (22.02%) Finance
2 20 (11.90%) Manufacturing
3 18 (10.71%) Marketing
3 18 (10.71%) Telecoms
4 15 (8.93%) Electronics
5 5 (2.98%) Retail
6 2 (1.19%) Games
7 1 (0.60%) Advertising
7 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.60%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (51.19%) Spring
2 55 (32.74%) Web Services
3 50 (29.76%) SOAP
4 48 (28.57%) REST
5 46 (27.38%) JSON
6 39 (23.21%) RESTful
7 34 (20.24%) AngularJS
8 33 (19.64%) XML
9 32 (19.05%) Spring Boot
10 24 (14.29%) CSS
10 24 (14.29%) HTML
11 23 (13.69%) Spring MVC
12 22 (13.10%) Apache Camel
12 22 (13.10%) Hibernate
12 22 (13.10%) WireMock
12 22 (13.10%) XSLT
13 21 (12.50%) Middleware
14 20 (11.90%) J2EE
15 17 (10.12%) JSP
15 17 (10.12%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 32 (19.05%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.98%) User Experience
4 3 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.19%) Clustering
5 2 (1.19%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.19%) Fintech
5 2 (1.19%) Replication
5 2 (1.19%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.60%) BBC
6 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.60%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 26 (15.48%) Linux
2 6 (3.57%) Unix
3 4 (2.38%) Solaris
4 2 (1.19%) Windows
5 1 (0.60%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (50.00%) TDD
3 47 (27.98%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (23.21%) Microservices
5 36 (21.43%) DevOps
5 36 (21.43%) MVC
6 28 (16.67%) Scrum
7 27 (16.07%) BDD
8 24 (14.29%) Kanban
8 24 (14.29%) SOA
9 22 (13.10%) E-Commerce
9 22 (13.10%) Pair Programming
9 22 (13.10%) Software Engineering
10 20 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (10.12%) Continuous Delivery
13 16 (9.52%) Test Automation
14 15 (8.93%) Digital Marketing
14 15 (8.93%) Programme Management
15 14 (8.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 168 (100.00%) Java
2 64 (38.10%) Java 8
3 45 (26.79%) SQL
4 41 (24.40%) JavaScript
5 17 (10.12%) XPath
6 12 (7.14%) Groovy
6 12 (7.14%) Scala
7 10 (5.95%) T-SQL
8 9 (5.36%) Perl
9 8 (4.76%) Go
10 7 (4.17%) Java 9
10 7 (4.17%) Ruby
11 6 (3.57%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.98%) Bash Shell
13 4 (2.38%) Python
14 3 (1.79%) ES6
15 2 (1.19%) Shell Script
15 2 (1.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (3.57%) Degree
2 4 (2.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 18 (10.71%) Docker
2 2 (1.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (7.74%) Ansible
2 2 (1.19%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (0.60%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.60%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 38 (22.62%) Oracle
2 21 (12.50%) WSO2
3 15 (8.93%) SAP
4 14 (8.33%) IBM
5 5 (2.98%) Adobe
6 4 (2.38%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.79%) Capita
7 3 (1.79%) Google
7 3 (1.79%) New Relic
7 3 (1.79%) webMethods
8 2 (1.19%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.19%) Sybase
9 1 (0.60%) ATG
9 1 (0.60%) BEA
9 1 (0.60%) Blue Martini
9 1 (0.60%) BT
9 1 (0.60%) Informatica
9 1 (0.60%) Omniture
9 1 (0.60%) Pega
9 1 (0.60%) TIBCO