Period
to 27 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

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
UK > England
6 months to
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 51 51 41
Rank change year-on-year 0 -10 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 1,865 3,787 4,977
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 4.42% 4.57% 5.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.72% 4.83% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,505 2,955 3,916
Median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £400 £400 £375
90th Percentile £716 £688 £688
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 20
Median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +65.41% -21.76%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year -36.36% +65.41% -22.22%

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 39,538 78,404 87,320
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.80% 94.58% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,271 52,128 57,793
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £251 £280 £273
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £465 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -1.59% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,581 2,416 2,734
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £18.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +5.33% -2.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.96 £48.00
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +13.16% +5.56% -5.26%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in England

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Java Developer in England.

Daily rate trend for Java Developer in England

Java Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Java Developer in England over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Java Developer in England

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Java Developer in England.

Hourly rate trend for Java Developer in England

Java Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Java Developer in England over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Java Developer in England

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 Java Developer within the England region over the 6 months to 27 May 2020. 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 +8 1,282 £575 - 172
North of England -19 163 £488 +2.90% 42
South West +13 136 £500 +5.26% 24
South East -34 129 £475 +5.56% 29
Midlands +3 82 £425 -5.56% 8
West Midlands +26 71 £423 -6.11% 6
East of England -15 71 £500 - 7
Yorkshire -13 69 £500 +2.04% 14
North West -32 60 £500 +11.11% 22
North East +9 34 £430 -7.03% 6
East Midlands -2 11 £450 -5.26% 2
Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, 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 England region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 1,864 (99.95%) Java
2 1,051 (56.35%) Agile Software Development
3 855 (45.84%) Spring
4 737 (39.52%) Microservices
5 577 (30.94%) Java 8
6 554 (29.71%) AWS
7 540 (28.95%) TDD
8 506 (27.13%) Spring Boot
9 465 (24.93%) Finance
10 458 (24.56%) Docker
11 362 (19.41%) SQL
11 362 (19.41%) Web Services
12 353 (18.93%) Kubernetes
13 343 (18.39%) Jenkins
14 327 (17.53%) DevOps
15 325 (17.43%) JavaScript
16 310 (16.62%) Banking
16 310 (16.62%) Security Cleared
17 297 (15.92%) Test Automation
18 292 (15.66%) Git (software)
19 285 (15.28%) Azure
19 285 (15.28%) Maven
20 284 (15.23%) BDD
21 279 (14.96%) Front Office
22 268 (14.37%) Software Engineering
22 268 (14.37%) SC Cleared
23 265 (14.21%) AngularJS
24 261 (13.99%) RESTful
25 246 (13.19%) REST
26 242 (12.98%) Scrum

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 72 (3.86%) Elasticsearch
2 66 (3.54%) Confluence
3 61 (3.27%) Tomcat
4 54 (2.90%) Apache Spark
5 53 (2.84%) Apache
6 48 (2.57%) WebLogic
7 44 (2.36%) Red Hat Fuse
8 38 (2.04%) WebSphere
9 37 (1.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 31 (1.66%) Mule
11 30 (1.61%) Oracle Service Bus
12 25 (1.34%) JBoss
13 21 (1.13%) Camunda
13 21 (1.13%) Oracle Workflow
14 14 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
15 12 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
16 11 (0.59%) CMS
17 8 (0.43%) Apache ServiceMix
17 8 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
18 5 (0.27%) Jetty
Applications
1 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.054%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.054%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.054%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.054%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 14 (0.75%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.11%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.054%) Eikon
4 1 (0.054%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.054%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.054%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 554 (29.71%) AWS
2 285 (15.28%) Azure
3 140 (7.51%) GCP
4 89 (4.77%) Serverless
5 81 (4.34%) Amazon EC2
6 74 (3.97%) AWS Lambda
6 74 (3.97%) OpenShift
7 70 (3.75%) Amazon SQS
8 57 (3.06%) Amazon ECS
9 48 (2.57%) Amazon S3
10 40 (2.14%) AWS CloudFormation
11 38 (2.04%) GitHub
12 20 (1.07%) Apigee
13 13 (0.70%) SaaS
14 8 (0.43%) Amazon Kinesis
14 8 (0.43%) Boomi
15 7 (0.38%) PaaS
16 5 (0.27%) Power Platform
17 4 (0.21%) Kong
17 4 (0.21%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 51 (2.73%) HTTP
2 35 (1.88%) SSL
3 30 (1.61%) HTTPS
4 18 (0.97%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.54%) FTP
6 8 (0.43%) Ethernet
6 8 (0.43%) Internet
6 8 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (0.38%) IPv4
7 7 (0.38%) IPv6
8 6 (0.32%) Skype
9 5 (0.27%) DNS
10 4 (0.21%) Firewall
10 4 (0.21%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.16%) RTMP
12 2 (0.11%) FIX Connectivity
12 2 (0.11%) Multicast
12 2 (0.11%) Network Security
13 1 (0.054%) AMQP
13 1 (0.054%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (7.29%) Relational Database
2 123 (6.60%) MongoDB
3 111 (5.95%) SQL Server
4 108 (5.79%) NoSQL
5 94 (5.04%) Amazon RDS
6 92 (4.93%) PostgreSQL
7 78 (4.18%) MySQL
8 54 (2.90%) Amazon Redshift
9 49 (2.63%) RDBMS
10 45 (2.41%) Big Data
11 38 (2.04%) Hadoop
12 31 (1.66%) Oracle Database
13 30 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
14 17 (0.91%) Amazon Aurora
14 17 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 15 (0.80%) HBase
15 15 (0.80%) Redis
15 15 (0.80%) Tick Data
16 9 (0.48%) GIS
17 8 (0.43%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 343 (18.39%) Jenkins
2 292 (15.66%) Git (software)
3 285 (15.28%) Maven
4 207 (11.10%) JUnit
5 170 (9.12%) Mockito
6 100 (5.36%) JIRA
7 94 (5.04%) Gradle
8 92 (4.93%) Cucumber
9 70 (3.75%) GitLab
10 68 (3.65%) SonarQube
11 61 (3.27%) Artifactory
12 49 (2.63%) Bitbucket
13 48 (2.57%) Subversion
14 41 (2.20%) Selenium
15 40 (2.14%) Ant
16 37 (1.98%) RStudio
17 33 (1.77%) DbUnit
17 33 (1.77%) jMock
18 22 (1.18%) Eclipse
18 22 (1.18%) TeamCity
General
1 465 (24.93%) Finance
2 310 (16.62%) Banking
3 279 (14.96%) Front Office
4 184 (9.87%) Public Sector
5 171 (9.17%) Investment Banking
6 44 (2.36%) Marketing
7 43 (2.31%) Telecoms
8 38 (2.04%) Electronics
8 38 (2.04%) Manufacturing
9 29 (1.55%) Retail
10 25 (1.34%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.80%) Retail Banking
12 9 (0.48%) Back Office
13 8 (0.43%) Games
14 5 (0.27%) Police
15 4 (0.21%) Law
15 4 (0.21%) Legal
16 3 (0.16%) Automotive
17 2 (0.11%) Advertising
17 2 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 855 (45.84%) Spring
2 506 (27.13%) Spring Boot
3 362 (19.41%) Web Services
4 265 (14.21%) AngularJS
5 261 (13.99%) RESTful
6 246 (13.19%) REST
7 207 (11.10%) J2EE
8 187 (10.03%) Kafka
9 178 (9.54%) HTML
10 174 (9.33%) Hibernate
11 161 (8.63%) React
12 145 (7.77%) SOAP
13 135 (7.24%) CSS
14 117 (6.27%) JSON
15 110 (5.90%) Apache Camel
16 100 (5.36%) XML
17 92 (4.93%) ActiveMQ
18 89 (4.77%) Node.js
18 89 (4.77%) Spring Cloud
19 82 (4.40%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 196 (10.51%) Fixed Income
2 178 (9.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 119 (6.38%) Equities
4 115 (6.17%) Greenfield Project
5 107 (5.74%) Derivative
6 83 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
7 67 (3.59%) Hedge funds
8 54 (2.90%) Algorithms
9 49 (2.63%) Data Structures
10 46 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
11 44 (2.36%) User Experience
12 32 (1.72%) Virtual Team
13 28 (1.50%) Mobile App
14 21 (1.13%) Semantic Web
15 17 (0.91%) Credit Risk
16 15 (0.80%) Market Risk
17 14 (0.75%) Self-Motivation
18 13 (0.70%) Equity Derivative
18 13 (0.70%) Reference Data
19 11 (0.59%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 234 (12.55%) Linux
2 137 (7.35%) Unix
3 67 (3.59%) Mac OS X
4 25 (1.34%) Windows
5 11 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (0.59%) Ubuntu
6 10 (0.54%) CentOS
7 9 (0.48%) Debian
8 6 (0.32%) Android
9 5 (0.27%) Solaris
9 5 (0.27%) VME
10 4 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.11%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.054%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,051 (56.35%) Agile Software Development
2 737 (39.52%) Microservices
3 540 (28.95%) TDD
4 327 (17.53%) DevOps
5 297 (15.92%) Test Automation
6 284 (15.23%) BDD
7 268 (14.37%) Software Engineering
8 242 (12.98%) Scrum
9 223 (11.96%) Multithreading
10 218 (11.69%) Continuous Integration
11 156 (8.36%) Pair Programming
12 137 (7.35%) Electronic Trading
13 134 (7.18%) Low Latency
14 122 (6.54%) Asset Management
15 121 (6.49%) SDLC
16 117 (6.27%) Problem-Solving
17 114 (6.11%) Web Development
18 109 (5.84%) Open Source
19 105 (5.63%) Continuous Deployment
20 102 (5.47%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1,864 (99.95%) Java
2 577 (30.94%) Java 8
3 362 (19.41%) SQL
4 325 (17.43%) JavaScript
5 221 (11.85%) Python
6 95 (5.09%) Scala
7 72 (3.86%) R
8 70 (3.75%) C#
9 61 (3.27%) Kotlin
10 55 (2.95%) PL/SQL
10 55 (2.95%) TypeScript
11 47 (2.52%) Shell Script
12 44 (2.36%) C++
13 41 (2.20%) Groovy
14 30 (1.61%) XPath
15 29 (1.55%) ES6
16 24 (1.29%) T-SQL
17 21 (1.13%) C
18 12 (0.64%) Go
19 10 (0.54%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 310 (16.62%) Security Cleared
2 268 (14.37%) SC Cleared
3 67 (3.59%) Degree
4 43 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 26 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
6 25 (1.34%) DV Cleared
7 17 (0.91%) DBS Check
8 7 (0.38%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.32%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.11%) HND
11 2 (0.11%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.11%) OCPJP
11 2 (0.11%) PhD
12 1 (0.054%) OCP
12 1 (0.054%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.20%) QA
2 17 (0.91%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.38%) MiFID
4 6 (0.32%) WCAG
5 3 (0.16%) HL7
6 2 (0.11%) PMO
7 1 (0.054%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.054%) GDPR
7 1 (0.054%) Good Clinical Practice
7 1 (0.054%) PSD2
System Software
1 458 (24.56%) Docker
2 21 (1.13%) Postfix
3 8 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.43%) vSphere
4 7 (0.38%) HDFS
5 3 (0.16%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.054%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.054%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 353 (18.93%) Kubernetes
2 83 (4.45%) Terraform
3 32 (1.72%) Ansible
4 24 (1.29%) Prometheus
5 20 (1.07%) Zipkin
6 9 (0.48%) Kibana
7 8 (0.43%) Puppet
8 7 (0.38%) Consul
8 7 (0.38%) Grafana
9 6 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
10 5 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.21%) linkerd
12 3 (0.16%) Istio
12 3 (0.16%) logstash
12 3 (0.16%) Rundeck
13 2 (0.11%) Cisco Prime
13 2 (0.11%) TeamSite
13 2 (0.11%) Tivoli
14 1 (0.054%) Control-M
Vendors
1 229 (12.28%) Oracle
2 66 (3.54%) Google
3 42 (2.25%) SAP
4 41 (2.20%) ION Trading
5 32 (1.72%) Talend
6 31 (1.66%) WSO2
7 30 (1.61%) IBM
8 28 (1.50%) BEA
9 26 (1.39%) Microsoft
9 26 (1.39%) webMethods
10 21 (1.13%) Bloomberg
11 12 (0.64%) Sybase
12 11 (0.59%) Atlassian
12 11 (0.59%) MuleSoft
13 9 (0.48%) TIBCO
14 8 (0.43%) Axway
14 8 (0.43%) Cloudera
14 8 (0.43%) Dell
14 8 (0.43%) Jitterbit
14 8 (0.43%) VMware