Period
to 16 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 39 33 45
Rank change year-on-year -6 +12 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 5,018 5,387 4,068
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.51% 5.83% 4.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.81% 6.15% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,939 4,251 3,122
England median daily rate £525 £505 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +6.32% +4.40%
10th Percentile £400 £369 £325
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £470
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.33% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 22 22
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.15 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.36% +9.73% -12.28%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.05 £30.78
90th Percentile £60.00 £48.38 £54.50
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.15 £38.00
% change year-on-year +9.36% +8.29% -11.11%

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 86,299 87,593 85,076
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.68% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,680 58,803 56,047
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £644 £638 £608
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,569 2,550 2,896
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +1.90% +0.86%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -2.70%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in England

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Developer in England

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in England over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Developer in England

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 Java Developer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Developer in England

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in England over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor 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 16 January 2019. 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 -7 3,127 £550 - 632
South East -1 721 £500 +5.26% 210
North of England -25 447 £450 +9.09% 172
Midlands +13 286 £450 +12.50% 75
East of England +6 217 £505 +16.09% 62
South West -15 217 £425 - 76
North West -18 207 £450 +9.09% 68
Yorkshire -23 197 £450 +9.09% 85
West Midlands +9 174 £450 +20.00% 40
East Midlands +11 104 £475 +11.76% 35
North East +5 44 £425 - 19
Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 5,017 (99.98%) Java
2 2,934 (58.47%) Agile Software Development
3 2,508 (49.98%) Spring
4 1,854 (36.95%) TDD
5 1,782 (35.51%) Java 8
6 1,617 (32.22%) Microservices
7 1,345 (26.80%) Spring Boot
8 1,063 (21.18%) REST
9 996 (19.85%) JavaScript
10 995 (19.83%) Docker
11 990 (19.73%) Git (software)
12 967 (19.27%) Amazon AWS
13 958 (19.09%) Finance
14 944 (18.81%) Jenkins
15 941 (18.75%) BDD
16 930 (18.53%) Hibernate
17 900 (17.94%) RESTful
18 889 (17.72%) Maven
19 827 (16.48%) Web Services
20 818 (16.30%) SQL
21 790 (15.74%) Banking
22 773 (15.40%) Continuous Integration
23 759 (15.13%) Scrum
24 755 (15.05%) DevOps
25 704 (14.03%) HTML
26 698 (13.91%) Oracle
27 696 (13.87%) NoSQL
28 659 (13.13%) JUnit
29 650 (12.95%) Greenfield Project
30 648 (12.91%) AngularJS

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
1 356 (7.09%) Tomcat
2 263 (5.24%) WebSphere
3 249 (4.96%) WebLogic
4 238 (4.74%) Elasticsearch
5 223 (4.44%) Apache
6 218 (4.34%) Confluence
7 174 (3.47%) JBoss
8 163 (3.25%) Apache Spark
9 141 (2.81%) OpenStack
10 122 (2.43%) Mule
11 77 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 75 (1.49%) Jetty
13 72 (1.43%) WildFly
14 65 (1.30%) MQSeries
15 58 (1.16%) CMS
16 48 (0.96%) Apache Solr
17 41 (0.82%) Oracle Service Bus
18 33 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
19 32 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
20 31 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 8 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
2 7 (0.14%) Chatbot
2 7 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.040%) EngageOne
3 2 (0.040%) GIMP
3 2 (0.040%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.020%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.020%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.020%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 34 (0.68%) ION MarketView
2 15 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.100%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.060%) Endur
5 3 (0.060%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.040%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.040%) R3 Corda
7 1 (0.020%) Actimize
7 1 (0.020%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.020%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.020%) Global One
7 1 (0.020%) Maximo
7 1 (0.020%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.020%) Oracle FAH
7 1 (0.020%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.020%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.020%) Sonata
7 1 (0.020%) SunGard Martini
7 1 (0.020%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 967 (19.27%) Amazon AWS
2 356 (7.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 164 (3.27%) GitHub
4 104 (2.07%) Google Cloud Platform
5 89 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
6 55 (1.10%) Serverless
7 49 (0.98%) PaaS
8 43 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
9 37 (0.74%) Apigee
10 30 (0.60%) Amazon S3
10 30 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
11 26 (0.52%) Heroku
12 25 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
12 25 (0.50%) npm
13 24 (0.48%) OpenShift
14 20 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
15 19 (0.38%) IaaS
16 18 (0.36%) SaaS
17 14 (0.28%) Google Analytics
18 13 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 148 (2.95%) HTTP
2 69 (1.38%) TCP/IP
3 64 (1.28%) SSL
4 35 (0.70%) Kerberos
5 28 (0.56%) FTP
6 24 (0.48%) Internet
7 23 (0.46%) DNS
8 14 (0.28%) Firewall
9 12 (0.24%) AMQP
9 12 (0.24%) HTTPS
10 11 (0.22%) FIX Connectivity
10 11 (0.22%) Skype
10 11 (0.22%) SNMP
11 10 (0.20%) SSH
12 9 (0.18%) DSL
13 7 (0.14%) SMPP
14 6 (0.12%) Cisco Nexus
15 5 (0.100%) Reverse Proxy
15 5 (0.100%) SMS
15 5 (0.100%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 696 (13.87%) NoSQL
2 471 (9.39%) MongoDB
3 445 (8.87%) PostgreSQL
4 434 (8.65%) Relational Database
5 379 (7.55%) MySQL
6 246 (4.90%) Big Data
7 243 (4.84%) Apache Cassandra
8 240 (4.78%) Hadoop
9 222 (4.42%) SQL Server
10 169 (3.37%) RDBMS
11 99 (1.97%) HBase
12 96 (1.91%) Redis
13 80 (1.59%) Oracle Database
14 72 (1.43%) Couchbase
15 64 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 45 (0.90%) Neo4j
17 41 (0.82%) DB2
18 32 (0.64%) Hazelcast
19 28 (0.56%) Parquet
20 25 (0.50%) KDB
Development Applications
1 990 (19.73%) Git (software)
2 944 (18.81%) Jenkins
3 889 (17.72%) Maven
4 659 (13.13%) JUnit
5 414 (8.25%) JIRA
6 328 (6.54%) Mockito
7 290 (5.78%) Cucumber
8 248 (4.94%) Gradle
9 222 (4.42%) Subversion
10 173 (3.45%) Selenium
11 172 (3.43%) SonarQube
12 150 (2.99%) Eclipse
13 142 (2.83%) NUnit
14 139 (2.77%) MSTest
15 121 (2.41%) IntelliJ
16 104 (2.07%) Bitbucket
17 102 (2.03%) jMock
18 98 (1.95%) TeamCity
19 97 (1.93%) GitLab
20 81 (1.61%) DbUnit
General
1 958 (19.09%) Finance
2 790 (15.74%) Banking
3 476 (9.49%) Front Office
4 263 (5.24%) Investment Banking
5 107 (2.13%) Retail
6 86 (1.71%) Games
7 77 (1.53%) Telecoms
8 53 (1.06%) Marketing
9 52 (1.04%) Financial Institution
10 35 (0.70%) Advertising
11 34 (0.68%) Back Office
12 30 (0.60%) Electronics
12 30 (0.60%) Manufacturing
13 25 (0.50%) Publishing
14 18 (0.36%) Law
15 15 (0.30%) Aerospace
16 13 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.16%) Billing
18 7 (0.14%) Retail Banking
18 7 (0.14%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,508 (49.98%) Spring
2 1,345 (26.80%) Spring Boot
3 1,063 (21.18%) REST
4 930 (18.53%) Hibernate
5 900 (17.94%) RESTful
6 827 (16.48%) Web Services
7 704 (14.03%) HTML
8 648 (12.91%) AngularJS
9 518 (10.32%) CSS
10 506 (10.08%) Kafka
11 466 (9.29%) J2EE
12 411 (8.19%) JMS
13 391 (7.79%) JSON
14 365 (7.27%) SOAP
15 353 (7.03%) React
16 347 (6.92%) Node.js
17 336 (6.70%) HTML5
18 306 (6.10%) XML
19 304 (6.06%) Apache Camel
20 281 (5.60%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 650 (12.95%) Greenfield Project
2 220 (4.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 201 (4.01%) Fintech
4 184 (3.67%) Derivative
5 162 (3.23%) Fixed Income
6 157 (3.13%) Equities
7 127 (2.53%) Algorithms
8 113 (2.25%) Data Structures
9 103 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
10 93 (1.85%) User Experience
11 79 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
12 77 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
13 73 (1.45%) Equity Derivative
14 70 (1.39%) Mobile App
15 62 (1.24%) Cloud Native
16 41 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
16 41 (0.82%) Virtual Team
17 35 (0.70%) Credit Risk
18 33 (0.66%) Hedge funds
19 28 (0.56%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 559 (11.14%) Linux
2 441 (8.79%) Unix
3 99 (1.97%) Windows
4 65 (1.30%) Android
4 65 (1.30%) VMS
5 44 (0.88%) Apple iOS
6 40 (0.80%) Mac OS X
7 16 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (0.30%) Solaris
9 14 (0.28%) Ubuntu
10 13 (0.26%) CentOS
11 2 (0.040%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.040%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.020%) AIX
12 1 (0.020%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.020%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,934 (58.47%) Agile Software Development
2 1,854 (36.95%) TDD
3 1,617 (32.22%) Microservices
4 941 (18.75%) BDD
5 773 (15.40%) Continuous Integration
6 759 (15.13%) Scrum
7 755 (15.05%) DevOps
8 608 (12.12%) OO
9 580 (11.56%) Test Automation
10 546 (10.88%) Multithreading
11 435 (8.67%) Software Engineering
12 363 (7.23%) MVC
13 349 (6.95%) Open Source
14 316 (6.30%) Kanban
15 292 (5.82%) Pair Programming
16 278 (5.54%) Low Latency
17 255 (5.08%) Problem-Solving
18 252 (5.02%) SOA
19 250 (4.98%) E-Commerce
20 248 (4.94%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5,017 (99.98%) Java
2 1,782 (35.51%) Java 8
3 996 (19.85%) JavaScript
4 818 (16.30%) SQL
5 292 (5.82%) Scala
6 243 (4.84%) Python
7 166 (3.31%) C#
8 143 (2.85%) PL/SQL
9 113 (2.25%) Groovy
10 110 (2.19%) C++
11 102 (2.03%) Kotlin
12 91 (1.81%) Shell Script
13 90 (1.79%) Java 9
14 88 (1.75%) TypeScript
15 66 (1.32%) ES6
16 57 (1.14%) Bash Shell
17 55 (1.10%) Ruby
18 53 (1.06%) PHP
19 52 (1.04%) JPQL
20 49 (0.98%) C
Qualifications
1 386 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 305 (6.08%) SC Cleared
3 242 (4.82%) Degree
4 119 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 46 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 38 (0.76%) DV Cleared
7 14 (0.28%) AWS Certification
8 13 (0.26%) Master's Degree
9 12 (0.24%) DBS Check
10 9 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
10 9 (0.18%) Sun Certification
11 5 (0.100%) ISEB
11 5 (0.100%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.100%) OCPJP
12 3 (0.060%) CFA
12 3 (0.060%) Numerate Degree
12 3 (0.060%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.040%) OCA
13 2 (0.040%) OCAJ
14 1 (0.020%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (2.37%) QA
2 18 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (0.20%) PMO
4 7 (0.14%) PSD2
5 6 (0.12%) GDPR
5 6 (0.12%) ISO 20022
6 5 (0.100%) HL7
6 5 (0.100%) MiFID
7 4 (0.080%) EMIR
7 4 (0.080%) SLA
8 3 (0.060%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.020%) ECSS
9 1 (0.020%) MIL-STD-1553
9 1 (0.020%) WCAG
System Software
1 995 (19.83%) Docker
2 68 (1.36%) HDFS
3 58 (1.16%) vSphere
4 56 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 44 (0.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 10 (0.20%) OpenAM
6 10 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (0.14%) Firmware
8 6 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.100%) Active Directory
10 3 (0.060%) KVM
11 2 (0.040%) OpenDJ
11 2 (0.040%) OpenIDM
12 1 (0.020%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.020%) Varnish
12 1 (0.020%) Xen
Systems Management
1 385 (7.67%) Kubernetes
2 345 (6.88%) Ansible
3 245 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
3 245 (4.88%) Puppet
4 138 (2.75%) Terraform
5 57 (1.14%) Kibana
6 52 (1.04%) Cobbler
7 49 (0.98%) Hadoop YARN
8 41 (0.82%) logstash
9 35 (0.70%) Docker Swarm
10 31 (0.62%) Mesos
11 27 (0.54%) Grafana
11 27 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
12 25 (0.50%) Rancher
13 21 (0.42%) Marathon
13 21 (0.42%) Prometheus
14 12 (0.24%) Istio
15 10 (0.20%) CA Single Sign-On
15 10 (0.20%) Consul
15 10 (0.20%) linkerd
Vendors
1 698 (13.91%) Oracle
2 140 (2.79%) Google
3 91 (1.81%) Sybase
4 79 (1.57%) IBM
5 76 (1.51%) MuleSoft
6 67 (1.34%) Microsoft
7 60 (1.20%) VMware
8 55 (1.10%) TIBCO
9 51 (1.02%) WSO2
10 49 (0.98%) ION Trading
11 44 (0.88%) SAP
12 43 (0.86%) Atlassian
13 37 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
14 36 (0.72%) Adobe
15 31 (0.62%) Splunk
16 27 (0.54%) webMethods
17 25 (0.50%) Red Hat
18 24 (0.48%) hybris
19 20 (0.40%) FXall
20 19 (0.38%) AppDynamics