Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Agile Java Developer was £503 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 January 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.

Agile Java Developer
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 481 393 399
Rank change year-on-year -88 +6 +150
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Java Developer 379 516 547
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.57% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.60% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 449 487
England median daily rate £503 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.29% +5.00% +10.99%
10th Percentile £400 £375 £362
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £481 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -8.33% +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
England median hourly rate £41.50 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.55% - -
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £55.00 £58.50
% change year-on-year -24.55% -5.98% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 87,421 85,327 94,319
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.78% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,646 56,201 61,003
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,544 2,910 3,601
England median hourly rate £18.10 £18.39 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.55% -0.61% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £18.36 £18.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year +2.01% -3.64% +13.21%

Agile Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Agile Java Developer in England

Agile Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Java Developer in England

Agile Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Java Developer in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Java Developer in England

Agile Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Java Developer in England

Agile Java Developer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Java Developer within the England region over the 6 months to 19 January 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
London -76 238 £525 -4.55% 36
North of England +4 60 £425 -5.56% 5
South East -49 33 £525 +5.00% 9
Yorkshire +7 28 £425 -5.56% 1
North West -18 26 £425 -19.05% 4
East of England -29 21 £450 -14.29% 2
Midlands +15 16 £420 -6.67% 3
South West +2 12 £475 +35.71% 3
North East +48 8 £425 +30.77%
West Midlands +10 8 £419 -6.94% 2
East Midlands +6 8 £420 -6.67% 1
Agile Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, Agile 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 England region featuring Agile Java Developer in the job title.

1 379 (100.00%) Java
1 379 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (55.67%) TDD
3 177 (46.70%) Spring
4 148 (39.05%) BDD
5 133 (35.09%) Microservices
6 115 (30.34%) REST
7 108 (28.50%) Continuous Integration
8 106 (27.97%) Scrum
9 97 (25.59%) Web Services
10 89 (23.48%) JavaScript
11 88 (23.22%) SQL
11 88 (23.22%) Jenkins
12 87 (22.96%) RESTful
13 86 (22.69%) Git (software)
13 86 (22.69%) Kanban
14 84 (22.16%) Pair Programming
14 84 (22.16%) J2EE
14 84 (22.16%) Hibernate
15 81 (21.37%) Software Engineering
16 79 (20.84%) NoSQL
17 76 (20.05%) Amazon AWS
18 75 (19.79%) Test Automation
18 75 (19.79%) Docker
19 70 (18.47%) Finance
19 70 (18.47%) HTML
20 67 (17.68%) CSS
21 62 (16.36%) DevOps
22 61 (16.09%) JUnit
22 61 (16.09%) Maven

Agile Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 37 (9.76%) Elasticsearch
2 22 (5.80%) Apache
3 18 (4.75%) Tomcat
4 11 (2.90%) Apache Spark
4 11 (2.90%) JBoss
5 10 (2.64%) Confluence
6 6 (1.58%) Cloud Foundry
6 6 (1.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (1.58%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.32%) MQSeries
7 5 (1.32%) Oracle Service Bus
8 4 (1.06%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.53%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.53%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.53%) nginx
9 2 (0.53%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.26%) GemFire
10 1 (0.26%) Jetty
10 1 (0.26%) Mule
10 1 (0.26%) Mule ESB
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 76 (20.05%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (4.75%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (2.90%) GitHub
3 11 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (2.37%) Heroku
5 4 (1.06%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (1.06%) Slack
6 3 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.53%) npm
7 2 (0.53%) PaaS
7 2 (0.53%) Serverless
7 2 (0.53%) Trello
8 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.26%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.75%) HTTP
2 14 (3.69%) SSL
3 12 (3.17%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.37%) DNS
4 9 (2.37%) FTP
5 3 (0.79%) SMS
6 1 (0.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (20.84%) NoSQL
2 42 (11.08%) PostgreSQL
3 35 (9.23%) Apache Cassandra
3 35 (9.23%) MongoDB
4 24 (6.33%) MySQL
4 24 (6.33%) Relational Database
5 16 (4.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 16 (4.22%) Hadoop
5 16 (4.22%) SQL Server
6 14 (3.69%) Big Data
7 10 (2.64%) HBase
7 10 (2.64%) RDBMS
8 9 (2.37%) Couchbase
9 6 (1.58%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.32%) DB2
11 3 (0.79%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.79%) Neo4j
11 3 (0.79%) Parquet
12 1 (0.26%) Amazon Redshift
12 1 (0.26%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 88 (23.22%) Jenkins
2 86 (22.69%) Git (software)
3 61 (16.09%) JUnit
3 61 (16.09%) Maven
4 50 (13.19%) Mockito
5 36 (9.50%) JIRA
5 36 (9.50%) Selenium
6 27 (7.12%) Gradle
6 27 (7.12%) Subversion
7 22 (5.80%) Jasmine
8 19 (5.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 19 (5.01%) Cucumber
9 18 (4.75%) Karma Test Runner
10 16 (4.22%) PhantomJS
11 15 (3.96%) SonarQube
12 14 (3.69%) gulp
13 13 (3.43%) jMock
14 12 (3.17%) DbUnit
15 10 (2.64%) GitLab
15 10 (2.64%) WebDriver
General
1 70 (18.47%) Finance
2 51 (13.46%) Banking
3 31 (8.18%) Investment Banking
4 22 (5.80%) Retail
5 16 (4.22%) Front Office
6 15 (3.96%) Games
7 8 (2.11%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.79%) Publishing
9 2 (0.53%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.26%) Automotive
10 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Law
10 1 (0.26%) Legal
10 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (46.70%) Spring
2 115 (30.34%) REST
3 97 (25.59%) Web Services
4 87 (22.96%) RESTful
5 84 (22.16%) Hibernate
5 84 (22.16%) J2EE
6 70 (18.47%) HTML
7 67 (17.68%) CSS
8 57 (15.04%) AngularJS
9 56 (14.78%) Spring Boot
10 49 (12.93%) HTML5
11 47 (12.40%) SOAP
12 43 (11.35%) Kafka
13 40 (10.55%) XML
14 33 (8.71%) React
15 31 (8.18%) J2SE
16 26 (6.86%) Dropwizard
16 26 (6.86%) Guice
17 24 (6.33%) Ember.js
17 24 (6.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.12%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (5.54%) Virtual Team
3 16 (4.22%) Fixed Income
4 14 (3.69%) Online Games
5 11 (2.90%) Replication
6 8 (2.11%) User Experience
7 6 (1.58%) Derivative
8 5 (1.32%) Equity Derivative
9 4 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.79%) Fintech
11 2 (0.53%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.53%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.26%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.26%) Credit Risk
12 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.26%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.26%) NHS
12 1 (0.26%) Reference Data
12 1 (0.26%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 43 (11.35%) Unix
2 36 (9.50%) Linux
3 7 (1.85%) Mac OS X
4 5 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.06%) Windows
6 2 (0.53%) Android
7 1 (0.26%) Solaris
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 379 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (55.67%) TDD
3 148 (39.05%) BDD
4 133 (35.09%) Microservices
5 108 (28.50%) Continuous Integration
6 106 (27.97%) Scrum
7 86 (22.69%) Kanban
8 84 (22.16%) Pair Programming
9 81 (21.37%) Software Engineering
10 75 (19.79%) Test Automation
11 62 (16.36%) DevOps
12 52 (13.72%) Open Source
13 40 (10.55%) E-Commerce
14 38 (10.03%) OO
15 37 (9.76%) High Availability
16 31 (8.18%) Domain-Driven Design
17 30 (7.92%) Multithreading
18 28 (7.39%) MVC
19 27 (7.12%) Unit Testing
20 26 (6.86%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 379 (100.00%) Java
2 89 (23.48%) JavaScript
3 88 (23.22%) SQL
4 59 (15.57%) Scala
5 29 (7.65%) Groovy
6 26 (6.86%) Python
7 24 (6.33%) Ruby
8 13 (3.43%) ES6
9 11 (2.90%) C#
10 9 (2.37%) TypeScript
11 8 (2.11%) PL/SQL
11 8 (2.11%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.32%) Java 9
12 5 (1.32%) Kotlin
13 3 (0.79%) C++
14 2 (0.53%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.26%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (6.07%) Security Cleared
2 20 (5.28%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.37%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (2.11%) Degree
5 1 (0.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.12%) QA
2 3 (0.79%) SLA
3 1 (0.26%) PMO
3 1 (0.26%) SEPA
System Software
1 75 (19.79%) Docker
2 10 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.64%) vSphere
3 4 (1.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (1.06%) HDFS
4 2 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (3.96%) Grafana
1 15 (3.96%) Kibana
1 15 (3.96%) logstash
2 10 (2.64%) Ansible
3 9 (2.37%) Docker Swarm
4 7 (1.85%) Puppet
5 6 (1.58%) Kubernetes
6 5 (1.32%) Hadoop YARN
6 5 (1.32%) Terraform
7 4 (1.06%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.53%) Oozie
Vendors
1 37 (9.76%) Oracle
2 26 (6.86%) Splunk
3 19 (5.01%) AppDynamics
4 13 (3.43%) Google
5 10 (2.64%) VMware
6 5 (1.32%) New Relic
6 5 (1.32%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.32%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.06%) Microsoft
7 4 (1.06%) Solace
7 4 (1.06%) Talarian
8 3 (0.79%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.26%) Adobe
9 1 (0.26%) BEA
9 1 (0.26%) IBM
9 1 (0.26%) Perforce
9 1 (0.26%) Progress