Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 May 2022.

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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 59 59 53
Rank change year-on-year 0 -6 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 2,579 1,825 1,905
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.67% 4.04% 4.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.94% 4.36% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,058 1,433 1,554
10th Percentile £450 £413 £401
25th Percentile £523 £475 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £575 £550
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +3.29%
75th Percentile £744 £688 £650
90th Percentile £850 £738 £700
UK median daily rate £600 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 9
10th Percentile £50.00 £56.50 £40.88
25th Percentile £52.50 £58.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £63.25 £62.11 £58.00
Median % change year-on-year +1.84% +7.08% -3.33%
75th Percentile £77.00 £65.54 £63.00
90th Percentile - £68.00 £66.10
UK median hourly rate £63.25 £57.25 £58.00
% change year-on-year +10.48% -1.29% +0.87%

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 65,539 41,878 42,029
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.28% 92.79% 93.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 46,736 28,943 28,314
10th Percentile £313 £285 £250
25th Percentile £425 £385 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £656
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,812 1,422 1,503
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.63
25th Percentile £15.50 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.65% +13.16% +2.70%
75th Percentile £49.25 £44.00 £37.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £56.50 £51.75
UK median hourly rate £23.91 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +6.27% +18.42% +5.56%

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 16 May 2022.

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 16 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -6 1,911 £650 +8.33% 334
North of England -10 163 £550 +14.11% 85
North West +15 102 £575 +21.05% 57
South West -17 93 £525 +9.38% 23
South East -28 83 £575 +22.50% 38
Yorkshire -5 54 £550 +7.32% 21
East of England -25 48 £550 +7.32% 19
Midlands -41 44 £500 +17.65% 39
West Midlands -27 39 £513 +19.74% 29
North East -23 11 £500 +1.11% 7
East Midlands -28 4 £473 +14.55% 9
Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 May 2022, Java Developer contract jobs required the following 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 2,579 (100.00%) Java
2 1,244 (48.24%) Agile
3 1,081 (41.92%) Spring
4 989 (38.35%) Microservices
5 774 (30.01%) Spring Boot
6 709 (27.49%) Finance
7 658 (25.51%) TDD
8 569 (22.06%) Banking
9 567 (21.99%) Docker
10 535 (20.74%) AWS
11 534 (20.71%) CI/CD
12 471 (18.26%) Software Engineering
13 469 (18.19%) Kubernetes
14 445 (17.25%) Jenkins
15 432 (16.75%) Front Office
16 423 (16.40%) DevOps
17 419 (16.25%) SQL
18 397 (15.39%) Kafka
19 393 (15.24%) JavaScript
20 389 (15.08%) Git (software)
21 383 (14.85%) REST
22 371 (14.39%) Multithreading
23 362 (14.04%) Social Skills
24 349 (13.53%) Maven
25 337 (13.07%) Oracle
26 329 (12.76%) Investment Banking
26 329 (12.76%) Azure
27 317 (12.29%) Security Cleared
28 314 (12.18%) Test Automation
29 310 (12.02%) 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
1 104 (4.03%) Confluence
2 68 (2.64%) Red Hat Fuse
3 66 (2.56%) JBoss
4 56 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
5 55 (2.13%) Mule
6 53 (2.06%) Apache
7 30 (1.16%) Oracle Coherence
8 29 (1.12%) Tomcat
8 29 (1.12%) WebLogic
9 27 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
10 24 (0.93%) Apache Spark
11 23 (0.89%) WebSphere
12 15 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
13 13 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
14 12 (0.47%) Camunda
15 8 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 7 (0.27%) OpenStack
17 5 (0.19%) Apache Airflow
17 5 (0.19%) Jetty
18 4 (0.16%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (0.16%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.078%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.078%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (0.31%) TIBCO iProcess
2 5 (0.19%) ION MarketView
3 4 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.078%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 2 (0.078%) RMDS
5 2 (0.078%) SDL Web 8
5 2 (0.078%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.039%) Endur
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.039%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 535 (20.74%) AWS
2 329 (12.76%) Azure
3 231 (8.96%) GCP
4 107 (4.15%) OpenShift
5 101 (3.92%) Serverless
6 88 (3.41%) AWS Lambda
7 76 (2.95%) GitHub
8 63 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
9 42 (1.63%) Amazon S3
10 29 (1.12%) Apigee
11 24 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
12 20 (0.78%) IaaS
13 17 (0.66%) Amazon ECS
14 14 (0.54%) Amazon EKS
14 14 (0.54%) Azure Data Factory
15 13 (0.50%) SaaS
16 12 (0.47%) AWS CodePipeline
16 12 (0.47%) Kong
16 12 (0.47%) npm
17 9 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.20%) HTTP
2 29 (1.12%) FIX Connectivity
3 27 (1.05%) MQTT
4 20 (0.78%) DSL
5 13 (0.50%) Internet
6 11 (0.43%) Multicast
7 9 (0.35%) HTTPS
8 7 (0.27%) FTP
8 7 (0.27%) Kerberos
9 4 (0.16%) AMQP
10 3 (0.12%) LAN
11 2 (0.078%) SSL
12 1 (0.039%) Bluetooth
12 1 (0.039%) Firewall
12 1 (0.039%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (8.41%) Relational Database
2 175 (6.79%) NoSQL
3 173 (6.71%) MongoDB
4 170 (6.59%) SQL Server
5 147 (5.70%) PostgreSQL
6 110 (4.27%) MySQL
7 66 (2.56%) Oracle Database
7 66 (2.56%) Redis
8 64 (2.48%) Big Data
9 42 (1.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 40 (1.55%) RDBMS
11 28 (1.09%) KDB
12 27 (1.05%) Hadoop
13 26 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
14 25 (0.97%) DB2
15 24 (0.93%) Hazelcast
16 22 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
16 22 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
17 18 (0.70%) GIS
18 17 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 445 (17.25%) Jenkins
2 389 (15.08%) Git (software)
3 349 (13.53%) Maven
4 226 (8.76%) JUnit
5 160 (6.20%) JIRA
6 116 (4.50%) Gradle
7 105 (4.07%) Mockito
8 100 (3.88%) GitLab
9 96 (3.72%) Cucumber
10 57 (2.21%) Bitbucket
10 57 (2.21%) Selenium
11 55 (2.13%) IntelliJ
11 55 (2.13%) Subversion
11 55 (2.13%) TeamCity
12 52 (2.02%) SonarQube
13 38 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
14 33 (1.28%) jMock
15 28 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 26 (1.01%) Eclipse
17 22 (0.85%) Mercurial
General
1 709 (27.49%) Finance
2 569 (22.06%) Banking
3 432 (16.75%) Front Office
4 362 (14.04%) Social Skills
5 329 (12.76%) Investment Banking
6 152 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
7 146 (5.66%) Public Sector
8 43 (1.67%) Retail
9 29 (1.12%) Financial Institution
9 29 (1.12%) Telecoms
10 14 (0.54%) Electronics
10 14 (0.54%) Legal
10 14 (0.54%) Marketing
11 13 (0.50%) Games
11 13 (0.50%) Publishing
12 12 (0.47%) Back Office
12 12 (0.47%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.39%) Documentation Skills
13 10 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.35%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,081 (41.92%) Spring
2 774 (30.01%) Spring Boot
3 397 (15.39%) Kafka
4 383 (14.85%) REST
5 277 (10.74%) React
6 248 (9.62%) RESTful
7 236 (9.15%) Hibernate
8 218 (8.45%) Web Services
9 211 (8.18%) AngularJS
10 182 (7.06%) HTML
11 153 (5.93%) J2EE
11 153 (5.93%) JSON
12 145 (5.62%) Apache Camel
13 129 (5.00%) Node.js
13 129 (5.00%) SOAP
14 128 (4.96%) CSS
15 122 (4.73%) JPA
16 121 (4.69%) XML
17 111 (4.30%) JMS
18 107 (4.15%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 225 (8.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 182 (7.06%) Fixed Income
3 131 (5.08%) Algorithms
4 114 (4.42%) Derivative
5 103 (3.99%) Equities
5 103 (3.99%) Hedge funds
6 88 (3.41%) Data Structures
7 87 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
8 52 (2.02%) Cloud Native
9 45 (1.74%) Virtual Team
10 42 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
11 38 (1.47%) User Experience
12 34 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
12 34 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
13 30 (1.16%) IoT
14 27 (1.05%) Clustering
14 27 (1.05%) Public Cloud
15 25 (0.97%) Credit Risk
15 25 (0.97%) Legacy Systems
15 25 (0.97%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 299 (11.59%) Linux
2 196 (7.60%) Unix
3 56 (2.17%) Windows
4 34 (1.32%) Mac OS X
5 9 (0.35%) VMS
6 8 (0.31%) Mesosphere
7 6 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.23%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.19%) Android
8 5 (0.19%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.12%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.12%) CentOS
9 3 (0.12%) Solaris
10 2 (0.078%) Debian
10 2 (0.078%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.078%) zOS
11 1 (0.039%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,244 (48.24%) Agile
2 989 (38.35%) Microservices
3 658 (25.51%) TDD
4 534 (20.71%) CI/CD
5 471 (18.26%) Software Engineering
6 423 (16.40%) DevOps
7 371 (14.39%) Multithreading
8 314 (12.18%) Test Automation
9 310 (12.02%) Scrum
10 290 (11.24%) BDD
11 287 (11.13%) Full Stack Development
12 281 (10.90%) Low Latency
13 271 (10.51%) Electronic Trading
14 221 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
15 220 (8.53%) Continuous Integration
16 195 (7.56%) OO
17 191 (7.41%) Pair Programming
18 176 (6.82%) Analytics
19 174 (6.75%) Event-Driven
20 154 (5.97%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2,579 (100.00%) Java
2 419 (16.25%) SQL
3 393 (15.24%) JavaScript
4 234 (9.07%) Python
5 133 (5.16%) TypeScript
6 110 (4.27%) C++
7 100 (3.88%) C#
8 99 (3.84%) Kotlin
9 64 (2.48%) Scala
9 64 (2.48%) Shell Script
10 56 (2.17%) PL/SQL
11 47 (1.82%) Groovy
12 33 (1.28%) Go
13 26 (1.01%) Bash
14 23 (0.89%) PHP
15 14 (0.54%) C
16 12 (0.47%) ES6
17 6 (0.23%) XPath
18 5 (0.19%) Perl
19 4 (0.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 317 (12.29%) Security Cleared
2 280 (10.86%) SC Cleared
3 134 (5.20%) Degree
4 80 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 49 (1.90%) DV Cleared
6 28 (1.09%) Numerate Degree
7 25 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (0.35%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.19%) PhD
10 4 (0.16%) Sun Certification
11 3 (0.12%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.12%) CFA
11 3 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.078%) OCP
12 2 (0.078%) OCPJP
12 2 (0.078%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.039%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (3.41%) QA
2 20 (0.78%) PMO
3 11 (0.43%) Accessibility
4 7 (0.27%) GDPR
5 6 (0.23%) SLA
6 3 (0.12%) WCAG
7 1 (0.039%) FATCA
7 1 (0.039%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.039%) NCSC
7 1 (0.039%) SEPA
System Software
1 567 (21.99%) Docker
2 13 (0.50%) HDFS
3 7 (0.27%) Postfix
4 6 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.16%) vSphere
7 3 (0.12%) GridGain
8 2 (0.078%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.039%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 469 (18.19%) Kubernetes
2 145 (5.62%) Terraform
3 128 (4.96%) Ansible
4 67 (2.60%) Grafana
5 62 (2.40%) Prometheus
6 26 (1.01%) ITRS Geneos
7 20 (0.78%) Kibana
8 17 (0.66%) Istio
9 6 (0.23%) Consul
10 5 (0.19%) Puppet
11 4 (0.16%) logstash
12 2 (0.078%) Control-M
12 2 (0.078%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.078%) Pingdom
12 2 (0.078%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (0.078%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.078%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.039%) CA Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.039%) Marathon
13 1 (0.039%) Mesos
Vendors
1 337 (13.07%) Oracle
2 94 (3.64%) ION Trading
3 71 (2.75%) Microsoft
4 70 (2.71%) Google
5 55 (2.13%) IBM
6 39 (1.51%) Splunk
7 35 (1.36%) Sybase
8 28 (1.09%) AppDynamics
9 27 (1.05%) Red Hat
10 20 (0.78%) Atlassian
11 17 (0.66%) Databricks
12 16 (0.62%) Bloomberg
12 16 (0.62%) TIBCO
12 16 (0.62%) WSO2
13 14 (0.54%) Solace
13 14 (0.54%) Verint
14 13 (0.50%) Perforce
14 13 (0.50%) Tradeweb
15 12 (0.47%) Dynatrace
15 12 (0.47%) SAP