Period
to 24 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 24 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 Developer
England > East of England
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 60 43
Rank change year-on-year +13 -17 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 224 167 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.49% 3.45% 4.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.78% 3.66% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 106 114
East of England median daily rate £500 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% - +10.39%
10th Percentile £380 £313 £271
90th Percentile £573 £538 £538
England median daily rate £513 £500 £465
% change year-on-year +2.50% +7.53% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 9
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 £38.50 £31.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.60% +20.69% -21.43%
10th Percentile £31.53 £35.28 £29.85
90th Percentile £54.06 £46.75 £39.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.15 £38.00
% change year-on-year +9.36% +8.29% -8.98%

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 4,688 4,559 4,799
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.99% 94.10% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,737 2,668 2,737
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £190 £213 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 359 382
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.00 £20.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.78% -11.42% -2.94%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.18
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £45.68
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +8.39%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +9 94 £525 +16.99% 17
Hertfordshire +5 73 £510 +16.57% 23
Suffolk +10 32 £450 +12.50% 6
Cambridgeshire +2 23 £425 +21.43% 23
Norfolk +10 2 £488 +39.29% 4
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 224 (100.00%) Java
2 149 (66.52%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (51.34%) TDD
4 111 (49.55%) Spring
5 99 (44.20%) Java 8
6 77 (34.38%) Web Services
7 68 (30.36%) Microservices
8 63 (28.13%) SOAP
8 63 (28.13%) Oracle
9 60 (26.79%) SQL
10 59 (26.34%) Maven
11 58 (25.89%) Spring Boot
12 55 (24.55%) Jenkins
12 55 (24.55%) REST
13 54 (24.11%) RESTful
14 49 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
14 49 (21.88%) Finance
14 49 (21.88%) Greenfield Project
15 47 (20.98%) DevOps
16 46 (20.54%) Scrum
17 45 (20.09%) JavaScript
18 44 (19.64%) JSON
19 43 (19.20%) XML
19 43 (19.20%) AngularJS
20 42 (18.75%) Git (software)
21 40 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
21 40 (17.86%) HTML
21 40 (17.86%) MVC
22 37 (16.52%) BDD
23 36 (16.07%) CSS

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 32 (14.29%) Mule
2 28 (12.50%) Oracle Service Bus
2 28 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 17 (7.59%) Confluence
4 16 (7.14%) Tomcat
5 15 (6.70%) WebLogic
6 13 (5.80%) WebSphere
7 10 (4.46%) Apache
7 10 (4.46%) JBoss
8 8 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (2.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (2.23%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.89%) Apache ServiceMix
11 2 (0.89%) CMS
12 1 (0.45%) nginx
12 1 (0.45%) Oracle BPEL
12 1 (0.45%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 40 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.79%) Amazon S3
2 4 (1.79%) Amazon SQS
2 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.34%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.34%) Heroku
4 1 (0.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.46%) Software-Defined Networking
2 8 (3.57%) HTTP
3 5 (2.23%) Broadband
4 4 (1.79%) SSL
4 4 (1.79%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.34%) DNS
5 3 (1.34%) FTP
6 1 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.70%) MongoDB
2 14 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 13 (5.80%) MySQL
3 13 (5.80%) Oracle Database
4 12 (5.36%) Sybase ASE
5 10 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.68%) Endeca
6 6 (2.68%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.23%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.79%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.34%) GIS
9 3 (1.34%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.89%) Big Data
10 2 (0.89%) Geospatial Data
10 2 (0.89%) HBase
11 1 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.45%) JanusGraph
11 1 (0.45%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.45%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 59 (26.34%) Maven
2 55 (24.55%) Jenkins
3 42 (18.75%) Git (software)
4 32 (14.29%) JIRA
5 26 (11.61%) JUnit
6 15 (6.70%) Eclipse
7 12 (5.36%) Cucumber
8 11 (4.91%) Subversion
9 10 (4.46%) Gradle
9 10 (4.46%) gulp
9 10 (4.46%) Selenium
10 9 (4.02%) IntelliJ
10 9 (4.02%) SoapUI
11 7 (3.13%) GitLab
12 6 (2.68%) CA Gen
13 5 (2.23%) Checkstyle
13 5 (2.23%) Grunt
13 5 (2.23%) JMeter
13 5 (2.23%) Mockito
14 4 (1.79%) Jasmine
General
1 49 (21.88%) Finance
2 31 (13.84%) Telecoms
3 30 (13.39%) Marketing
4 28 (12.50%) Manufacturing
5 25 (11.16%) Electronics
6 6 (2.68%) Retail
7 3 (1.34%) Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.45%) Games
8 1 (0.45%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (49.55%) Spring
2 77 (34.38%) Web Services
3 63 (28.13%) SOAP
4 58 (25.89%) Spring Boot
5 55 (24.55%) REST
6 54 (24.11%) RESTful
7 44 (19.64%) JSON
8 43 (19.20%) AngularJS
8 43 (19.20%) XML
9 40 (17.86%) HTML
10 36 (16.07%) CSS
11 33 (14.73%) Hibernate
12 32 (14.29%) Apache Camel
13 31 (13.84%) HTML5
13 31 (13.84%) Middleware
14 27 (12.05%) Spring MVC
15 24 (10.71%) WireMock
15 24 (10.71%) XSLT
16 21 (9.38%) JMS
17 20 (8.93%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 49 (21.88%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.68%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (2.23%) User Experience
4 4 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.34%) Clustering
5 3 (1.34%) Replication
5 3 (1.34%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.89%) BBC
6 2 (0.89%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.45%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.45%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 31 (13.84%) Linux
2 13 (5.80%) Unix
3 6 (2.68%) Windows
4 3 (1.34%) Solaris
5 2 (0.89%) CentOS
6 1 (0.45%) Android
6 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (66.52%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (51.34%) TDD
3 68 (30.36%) Microservices
4 49 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
5 47 (20.98%) DevOps
6 46 (20.54%) Scrum
7 40 (17.86%) MVC
8 37 (16.52%) BDD
9 36 (16.07%) SOA
10 33 (14.73%) Software Engineering
11 32 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
12 26 (11.61%) Kanban
12 26 (11.61%) Programme Management
13 25 (11.16%) Digital Marketing
13 25 (11.16%) OO
14 20 (8.93%) E-Commerce
15 18 (8.04%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 18 (8.04%) Pair Programming
16 16 (7.14%) Domain-Driven Design
16 16 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 224 (100.00%) Java
2 99 (44.20%) Java 8
3 60 (26.79%) SQL
4 45 (20.09%) JavaScript
5 20 (8.93%) T-SQL
5 20 (8.93%) XPath
6 17 (7.59%) Perl
7 16 (7.14%) PL/SQL
8 15 (6.70%) Scala
9 12 (5.36%) Groovy
10 11 (4.91%) Java 9
11 10 (4.46%) Ruby
12 9 (4.02%) Go
13 8 (3.57%) Python
14 7 (3.13%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.79%) ES6
16 3 (1.34%) TypeScript
17 2 (0.89%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.89%) C#
18 1 (0.45%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 5 (2.23%) Degree
1 5 (2.23%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.34%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.45%) OCPJP
3 1 (0.45%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.68%) QA
System Software
1 31 (13.84%) Docker
2 3 (1.34%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.89%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (7.59%) Ansible
2 3 (1.34%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (0.89%) Puppet
4 1 (0.45%) Grafana
4 1 (0.45%) Kibana
4 1 (0.45%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 63 (28.13%) Oracle
2 30 (13.39%) WSO2
3 25 (11.16%) SAP
4 12 (5.36%) Sybase
5 9 (4.02%) Adobe
5 9 (4.02%) webMethods
6 7 (3.13%) IBM
7 6 (2.68%) BEA
7 6 (2.68%) Google
7 6 (2.68%) Informatica
7 6 (2.68%) Microsoft
7 6 (2.68%) Pega
8 4 (1.79%) JDA
8 4 (1.79%) New Relic
8 4 (1.79%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.89%) BT
9 2 (0.89%) Hortonworks
9 2 (0.89%) Omniture
9 2 (0.89%) Perforce
9 2 (0.89%) Talend