Period
to 13 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £510 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 55 41
Rank change year-on-year +11 -14 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 246 196 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.93% 3.84% 4.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.26% 4.07% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 125 138
East of England median daily rate £510 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -2.86% +12.90%
10th Percentile £380 £313 £314
90th Percentile £569 £538 £538
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 8
East of England median hourly rate £41.25 £38.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +20.31% -16.88%
10th Percentile £31.54 £36.55 £29.93
90th Percentile £52.97 £46.75 £39.13
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.15 £37.38
% change year-on-year +9.36% +10.10% -12.57%

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 4,680 4,818 4,586
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.88% 94.36% 95.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,770 2,784 2,636
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -0.64%
10th Percentile £200 £206 £200
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £459 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 368 373
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.38% -7.50% -5.34%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.07 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.25 £47.50 £46.00
England median hourly rate £18.12 £18.70 £18.38
% change year-on-year -3.13% +1.77% +2.08%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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
Essex +32 129 £525 +16.67% 6
Hertfordshire -6 72 £515 +19.42% 17
Cambridgeshire -2 25 £550 +57.14% 24
Suffolk +6 21 £450 +9.09% 4
Bedfordshire +6 1 - - 3
Norfolk +2 1 - - 2
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 246 (100.00%) Java
2 158 (64.23%) Agile Software Development
3 136 (55.28%) Spring
4 113 (45.93%) TDD
5 95 (38.62%) Java 8
6 89 (36.18%) Web Services
7 85 (34.55%) Microservices
8 75 (30.49%) Spring Boot
8 75 (30.49%) Oracle
9 70 (28.46%) SQL
10 66 (26.83%) Jenkins
11 65 (26.42%) SOAP
12 61 (24.80%) Maven
12 61 (24.80%) RESTful
13 58 (23.58%) REST
14 55 (22.36%) Scrum
15 53 (21.54%) Amazon AWS
16 52 (21.14%) Git (software)
17 50 (20.33%) DevOps
18 49 (19.92%) Finance
19 48 (19.51%) MVC
19 48 (19.51%) Linux
19 48 (19.51%) JIRA
20 45 (18.29%) Greenfield Project
21 44 (17.89%) AngularJS
22 43 (17.48%) XML
23 42 (17.07%) SOA
24 41 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
25 40 (16.26%) JSON
26 39 (15.85%) HTML

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 34 (13.82%) Mule
2 30 (12.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 29 (11.79%) Oracle Service Bus
4 24 (9.76%) Tomcat
5 23 (9.35%) WebSphere
6 22 (8.94%) Confluence
7 17 (6.91%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (6.50%) WebLogic
9 15 (6.10%) JBoss
10 12 (4.88%) Apache
11 11 (4.47%) WildFly
12 10 (4.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 8 (3.25%) Cloud Foundry
14 2 (0.81%) nginx
15 1 (0.41%) CMS
15 1 (0.41%) Documentum
15 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
15 1 (0.41%) Oracle BPEL
Business Applications
1 4 (1.63%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 53 (21.54%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (1.63%) GitHub
4 3 (1.22%) Google Analytics
4 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.41%) Heroku
5 1 (0.41%) Office 365
5 1 (0.41%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.66%) Software-Defined Networking
2 7 (2.85%) HTTP
3 5 (2.03%) Broadband
4 4 (1.63%) Internet
5 3 (1.22%) SSL
5 3 (1.22%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.81%) Wireless
7 1 (0.41%) DNS
7 1 (0.41%) FTP
7 1 (0.41%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.41%) SpaceWire
7 1 (0.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.13%) MySQL
2 17 (6.91%) Sybase ASE
3 15 (6.10%) Oracle Database
4 14 (5.69%) MongoDB
5 12 (4.88%) SQL Server
6 11 (4.47%) NoSQL
7 10 (4.07%) Relational Database
8 8 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (2.44%) Endeca
10 5 (2.03%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (1.63%) GIS
12 3 (1.22%) Hadoop
12 3 (1.22%) MariaDB
13 2 (0.81%) Big Data
13 2 (0.81%) Geospatial Data
13 2 (0.81%) HBase
14 1 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
14 1 (0.41%) JanusGraph
14 1 (0.41%) Pentaho
14 1 (0.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 66 (26.83%) Jenkins
2 61 (24.80%) Maven
3 52 (21.14%) Git (software)
4 48 (19.51%) JIRA
5 36 (14.63%) JUnit
6 22 (8.94%) Eclipse
7 15 (6.10%) Selenium
7 15 (6.10%) Subversion
8 14 (5.69%) SoapUI
9 11 (4.47%) Cucumber
10 10 (4.07%) Gradle
11 9 (3.66%) Ant
11 9 (3.66%) gulp
12 8 (3.25%) IntelliJ
13 7 (2.85%) AccuRev
14 6 (2.44%) CA Gen
14 6 (2.44%) Checkstyle
14 6 (2.44%) Grunt
14 6 (2.44%) JMeter
15 5 (2.03%) GitLab
General
1 49 (19.92%) Finance
2 35 (14.23%) Marketing
3 31 (12.60%) Telecoms
4 29 (11.79%) Manufacturing
5 26 (10.57%) Electronics
6 6 (2.44%) Retail
7 3 (1.22%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.22%) Banking
8 2 (0.81%) Legal
8 2 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.41%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (55.28%) Spring
2 89 (36.18%) Web Services
3 75 (30.49%) Spring Boot
4 65 (26.42%) SOAP
5 61 (24.80%) RESTful
6 58 (23.58%) REST
7 44 (17.89%) AngularJS
8 43 (17.48%) XML
9 40 (16.26%) JSON
10 39 (15.85%) HTML
11 38 (15.45%) Hibernate
12 36 (14.63%) JMS
13 35 (14.23%) Spring MVC
14 32 (13.01%) CSS
15 31 (12.60%) Apache Camel
16 30 (12.20%) Middleware
17 27 (10.98%) HTML5
18 24 (9.76%) XSLT
19 23 (9.35%) J2EE
20 22 (8.94%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 45 (18.29%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (4.88%) Hybrid Cloud
3 10 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.03%) Clustering
5 5 (2.03%) Replication
6 4 (1.63%) Internet of Things
6 4 (1.63%) Smart City
7 3 (1.22%) User Experience
8 2 (0.81%) BBC
8 2 (0.81%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.41%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.41%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.41%) Machine to Machine
9 1 (0.41%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.41%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 48 (19.51%) Linux
2 21 (8.54%) Unix
3 12 (4.88%) Windows
4 7 (2.85%) Solaris
5 3 (1.22%) CentOS
5 3 (1.22%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.81%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (64.23%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (45.93%) TDD
3 85 (34.55%) Microservices
4 55 (22.36%) Scrum
5 50 (20.33%) DevOps
6 48 (19.51%) MVC
7 42 (17.07%) SOA
8 41 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 34 (13.82%) BDD
9 34 (13.82%) Business Intelligence
10 29 (11.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 28 (11.38%) Software Engineering
12 27 (10.98%) Programme Management
13 26 (10.57%) Digital Marketing
13 26 (10.57%) OO
14 24 (9.76%) Kanban
14 24 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
15 20 (8.13%) Test Automation
16 17 (6.91%) Domain-Driven Design
16 17 (6.91%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 246 (100.00%) Java
2 95 (38.62%) Java 8
3 70 (28.46%) SQL
4 38 (15.45%) JavaScript
5 25 (10.16%) T-SQL
6 22 (8.94%) PL/SQL
7 21 (8.54%) XPath
8 17 (6.91%) Perl
9 10 (4.07%) Ruby
9 10 (4.07%) Scala
10 9 (3.66%) Python
11 8 (3.25%) Go
11 8 (3.25%) Groovy
11 8 (3.25%) Java 9
12 7 (2.85%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.22%) C#
14 2 (0.81%) Haskell
15 1 (0.41%) C++
15 1 (0.41%) Kotlin
15 1 (0.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (6.50%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.88%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.85%) Degree
4 3 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.81%) OCPJP
5 2 (0.81%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.03%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) ECSS
2 1 (0.41%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 39 (15.85%) Docker
2 5 (2.03%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.22%) Firmware
4 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (8.54%) Ansible
2 9 (3.66%) Kibana
3 7 (2.85%) logstash
4 6 (2.44%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (1.63%) Puppet
6 2 (0.81%) Grafana
6 2 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.41%) Mesos
Vendors
1 75 (30.49%) Oracle
2 30 (12.20%) WSO2
3 26 (10.57%) SAP
4 20 (8.13%) IBM
5 17 (6.91%) Sybase
6 14 (5.69%) Adobe
7 11 (4.47%) webMethods
8 9 (3.66%) BEA
8 9 (3.66%) Microsoft
9 7 (2.85%) Pega
10 6 (2.44%) Informatica
11 5 (2.03%) AppDynamics
11 5 (2.03%) Google
12 4 (1.63%) JDA
12 4 (1.63%) New Relic
13 3 (1.22%) Red Hat
14 2 (0.81%) BT
14 2 (0.81%) Hortonworks
14 2 (0.81%) Perforce
14 2 (0.81%) Sun