Period
to 20 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 April 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 42 38
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 5,087 4,136 4,439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.49% 4.82% 4.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.78% 5.08% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,000 3,153 3,450
England median daily rate £500 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £375 £326 £320
90th Percentile £680 £648 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 30 34
England median hourly rate £31.00 £39.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.52% -9.71% +9.38%
10th Percentile £21.25 £31.00 £35.45
90th Percentile £45.50 £53.78 £57.00
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £39.75 £43.75
% change year-on-year -22.01% -9.14% +9.38%

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 87,940 81,475 93,547
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.86% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,325 53,284 61,126
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,717 2,755 3,080
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.66 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.96 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.43% -2.77% +14.71%

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 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 +7 3,158 £550 +4.76% 624
South East +13 774 £450 - 179
North of England -7 573 £425 +3.03% 157
Yorkshire +4 299 £425 +3.03% 60
Midlands +20 267 £425 +1.19% 71
North West -13 250 £420 -1.18% 84
East of England -20 170 £450 - 79
West Midlands +43 157 £400 -5.88% 42
South West -32 154 £435 +7.41% 67
East Midlands +3 109 £438 +9.38% 29
North East 0 28 £425 +21.43% 13
Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 England region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 5,087 (100.00%) Java
2 2,746 (53.98%) Agile Software Development
3 2,346 (46.12%) Spring
4 1,798 (35.34%) TDD
5 1,688 (33.18%) Java 8
6 1,264 (24.85%) Microservices
7 1,116 (21.94%) REST
8 1,072 (21.07%) Finance
9 1,068 (20.99%) JavaScript
10 1,027 (20.19%) Hibernate
11 1,008 (19.82%) Git (software)
12 997 (19.60%) Web Services
13 995 (19.56%) SQL
14 957 (18.81%) Maven
15 934 (18.36%) RESTful
16 919 (18.07%) BDD
17 891 (17.52%) Spring Boot
18 867 (17.04%) Jenkins
19 844 (16.59%) Scrum
20 835 (16.41%) Banking
21 788 (15.49%) Amazon AWS
22 728 (14.31%) Linux
23 719 (14.13%) Continuous Integration
24 715 (14.06%) AngularJS
25 696 (13.68%) JUnit
26 670 (13.17%) HTML
27 669 (13.15%) Oracle
28 647 (12.72%) Test Automation
29 645 (12.68%) OO
30 627 (12.33%) NoSQL

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
1 392 (7.71%) Tomcat
2 280 (5.50%) Apache
3 243 (4.78%) Elasticsearch
4 235 (4.62%) WebSphere
5 210 (4.13%) Confluence
6 203 (3.99%) JBoss
7 181 (3.56%) WebLogic
8 137 (2.69%) Apache Spark
9 84 (1.65%) OpenStack
10 79 (1.55%) Mule
11 61 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 59 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
13 53 (1.04%) Jetty
14 52 (1.02%) Apache Solr
14 52 (1.02%) WildFly
15 51 (1.00%) CMS
16 47 (0.92%) Liferay
17 46 (0.90%) GlassFish
18 42 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 40 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 14 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.14%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.12%) GIMP
3 6 (0.12%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.079%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.039%) SPSS
6 1 (0.020%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.020%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 60 (1.18%) ION MarketView
2 22 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.079%) Global One
4 2 (0.039%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.039%) Magento
4 2 (0.039%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.039%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.039%) Postilion
4 2 (0.039%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.020%) Kondor
5 1 (0.020%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.020%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 788 (15.49%) Amazon AWS
2 230 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 101 (1.99%) GitHub
4 97 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
5 91 (1.79%) Amazon S3
6 70 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
7 59 (1.16%) Serverless
8 51 (1.00%) Amazon SQS
9 47 (0.92%) PaaS
10 39 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
10 39 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
11 33 (0.65%) Heroku
12 32 (0.63%) OpenShift
13 28 (0.55%) Slack
14 26 (0.51%) npm
15 25 (0.49%) SaaS
16 17 (0.33%) IaaS
17 10 (0.20%) Google App Engine
17 10 (0.20%) NuGet
18 9 (0.18%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 178 (3.50%) HTTP
2 94 (1.85%) TCP/IP
3 47 (0.92%) Internet
4 38 (0.75%) SSL
5 32 (0.63%) Kerberos
6 31 (0.61%) FTP
7 26 (0.51%) DNS
8 23 (0.45%) SMS
9 17 (0.33%) SSH
10 13 (0.26%) Firewall
10 13 (0.26%) FIX Connectivity
11 10 (0.20%) Skype
12 7 (0.14%) HTTPS
13 4 (0.079%) DSL
13 4 (0.079%) SMTP
14 3 (0.059%) Network Security
15 2 (0.039%) Broadband
15 2 (0.039%) VPN
16 1 (0.020%) Bluetooth
16 1 (0.020%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 627 (12.33%) NoSQL
2 457 (8.98%) Relational Database
3 445 (8.75%) MongoDB
4 441 (8.67%) PostgreSQL
5 422 (8.30%) MySQL
6 281 (5.52%) Big Data
7 244 (4.80%) SQL Server
8 243 (4.78%) Hadoop
9 226 (4.44%) RDBMS
10 162 (3.18%) Apache Cassandra
11 121 (2.38%) Oracle Database
12 118 (2.32%) HBase
13 85 (1.67%) Redis
14 83 (1.63%) DB2
15 73 (1.44%) Neo4j
16 61 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 44 (0.86%) Hazelcast
17 44 (0.86%) KDB
17 44 (0.86%) Oracle Database 12c
18 37 (0.73%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 1,008 (19.82%) Git (software)
2 957 (18.81%) Maven
3 867 (17.04%) Jenkins
4 696 (13.68%) JUnit
5 361 (7.10%) JIRA
6 343 (6.74%) Mockito
7 306 (6.02%) Gradle
8 285 (5.60%) Cucumber
9 217 (4.27%) Subversion
10 208 (4.09%) Selenium
11 199 (3.91%) Eclipse
12 121 (2.38%) IntelliJ
13 114 (2.24%) SonarQube
14 113 (2.22%) Ant
15 83 (1.63%) NUnit
16 80 (1.57%) TeamCity
17 77 (1.51%) MSTest
18 64 (1.26%) Bitbucket
19 54 (1.06%) Jasmine
20 53 (1.04%) gulp
General
1 1,072 (21.07%) Finance
2 835 (16.41%) Banking
3 426 (8.37%) Front Office
4 292 (5.74%) Investment Banking
5 117 (2.30%) Games
6 107 (2.10%) Retail
7 72 (1.42%) Telecoms
8 49 (0.96%) Retail Banking
9 42 (0.83%) Marketing
9 42 (0.83%) Publishing
10 38 (0.75%) Financial Institution
11 35 (0.69%) Manufacturing
12 29 (0.57%) Advertising
13 28 (0.55%) Electronics
14 22 (0.43%) Back Office
15 19 (0.37%) Law
16 17 (0.33%) Automotive
17 11 (0.22%) Legal
18 8 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
19 6 (0.12%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,346 (46.12%) Spring
2 1,116 (21.94%) REST
3 1,027 (20.19%) Hibernate
4 997 (19.60%) Web Services
5 934 (18.36%) RESTful
6 891 (17.52%) Spring Boot
7 715 (14.06%) AngularJS
8 670 (13.17%) HTML
9 622 (12.23%) J2EE
10 519 (10.20%) CSS
11 507 (9.97%) SOAP
12 449 (8.83%) XML
13 429 (8.43%) JMS
14 428 (8.41%) JSON
15 426 (8.37%) Node.js
16 379 (7.45%) Kafka
17 347 (6.82%) Java EE
18 324 (6.37%) React
19 304 (5.98%) HTML5
20 289 (5.68%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 378 (7.43%) Greenfield Project
2 274 (5.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 185 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 172 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
5 145 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
6 143 (2.81%) Derivative
7 135 (2.65%) Algorithms
8 123 (2.42%) User Experience
9 97 (1.91%) Equities
10 93 (1.83%) Fintech
11 89 (1.75%) Fixed Income
12 82 (1.61%) Data Structures
13 77 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
14 61 (1.20%) Equity Derivative
15 59 (1.16%) Virtual Team
16 52 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
17 43 (0.85%) Credit Risk
17 43 (0.85%) Mobile App
18 30 (0.59%) Hedge funds
19 27 (0.53%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 728 (14.31%) Linux
2 522 (10.26%) Unix
3 93 (1.83%) Windows
4 71 (1.40%) Android
4 71 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 69 (1.36%) Mac OS X
6 46 (0.90%) Apple iOS
7 43 (0.85%) VMS
8 24 (0.47%) Ubuntu
9 20 (0.39%) CentOS
10 16 (0.31%) AIX
11 15 (0.29%) Solaris
12 10 (0.20%) HPUX
13 6 (0.12%) Windows Server
14 5 (0.098%) Debian
14 5 (0.098%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.059%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.059%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.039%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.039%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,746 (53.98%) Agile Software Development
2 1,798 (35.34%) TDD
3 1,264 (24.85%) Microservices
4 919 (18.07%) BDD
5 844 (16.59%) Scrum
6 719 (14.13%) Continuous Integration
7 647 (12.72%) Test Automation
8 645 (12.68%) OO
9 536 (10.54%) Multithreading
10 534 (10.50%) DevOps
11 465 (9.14%) MVC
12 447 (8.79%) Software Engineering
13 377 (7.41%) Low Latency
14 365 (7.18%) Kanban
15 349 (6.86%) Electronic Trading
16 332 (6.53%) Pair Programming
17 329 (6.47%) E-Commerce
18 326 (6.41%) Unit Testing
19 305 (6.00%) Open Source
20 251 (4.93%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5,087 (100.00%) Java
2 1,688 (33.18%) Java 8
3 1,068 (20.99%) JavaScript
4 995 (19.56%) SQL
5 436 (8.57%) Scala
6 260 (5.11%) Python
7 203 (3.99%) Groovy
8 128 (2.52%) PL/SQL
9 111 (2.18%) C++
10 110 (2.16%) Ruby
11 107 (2.10%) Shell Script
12 97 (1.91%) C#
13 90 (1.77%) Kotlin
14 86 (1.69%) Bash Shell
15 81 (1.59%) TypeScript
16 74 (1.45%) C
17 68 (1.34%) ES6
18 57 (1.12%) XPath
19 47 (0.92%) PHP
20 37 (0.73%) Perl
Qualifications
1 365 (7.18%) Security Cleared
2 290 (5.70%) Degree
3 251 (4.93%) SC Cleared
4 100 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 53 (1.04%) Numerate Degree
6 48 (0.94%) DV Cleared
7 36 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
8 28 (0.55%) Master's Degree
9 23 (0.45%) PhD
10 21 (0.41%) Sun Certification
11 12 (0.24%) DBS Check
12 6 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
13 5 (0.098%) AWS Certification
14 4 (0.079%) OCP
14 4 (0.079%) Oracle Certification
15 2 (0.039%) BC Cleared
16 1 (0.020%) ISEB
16 1 (0.020%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (2.24%) QA
2 32 (0.63%) GCP
3 29 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 25 (0.49%) MiFID
5 16 (0.31%) GDPR
6 13 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
6 13 (0.26%) EMIR
7 12 (0.24%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (0.18%) SLA
9 7 (0.14%) PMO
9 7 (0.14%) SEPA
10 3 (0.059%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.059%) HL7
System Software
1 584 (11.48%) Docker
2 78 (1.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 53 (1.04%) HDFS
4 41 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 29 (0.57%) vSphere
6 11 (0.22%) Active Directory
7 10 (0.20%) VirtualBox
8 6 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.039%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.039%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.039%) OpenDJ
9 2 (0.039%) Platform Symphony
9 2 (0.039%) Varnish
10 1 (0.020%) etcd
10 1 (0.020%) OpenIDM
10 1 (0.020%) Xen
Systems Management
1 236 (4.64%) Puppet
2 235 (4.62%) Ansible
3 203 (3.99%) Opscode Chef
4 124 (2.44%) Kubernetes
5 111 (2.18%) Terraform
6 74 (1.45%) Hadoop YARN
7 48 (0.94%) Grafana
8 39 (0.77%) Kibana
9 35 (0.69%) HP ALM
10 29 (0.57%) logstash
11 23 (0.45%) Cobbler
12 22 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
13 12 (0.24%) Rancher
14 11 (0.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
15 10 (0.20%) Mesos
15 10 (0.20%) Opsview
15 10 (0.20%) Prometheus
16 9 (0.18%) Graylog
17 8 (0.16%) Consul
18 6 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 669 (13.15%) Oracle
2 113 (2.22%) Sybase
3 110 (2.16%) IBM
4 87 (1.71%) TIBCO
5 86 (1.69%) Google
6 68 (1.34%) Splunk
7 65 (1.28%) ION Trading
8 63 (1.24%) Red Hat
9 49 (0.96%) Microsoft
9 49 (0.96%) MuleSoft
10 45 (0.88%) Perforce
11 43 (0.85%) VMware
12 36 (0.71%) HP
13 35 (0.69%) Hortonworks
14 33 (0.65%) Adobe
15 32 (0.63%) AppDynamics
16 30 (0.59%) Atlassian
17 26 (0.51%) webMethods
18 25 (0.49%) hybris
19 21 (0.41%) SAP