Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a 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.

Java Developer
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 43 40
Rank change year-on-year +10 -3 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 5,362 4,127 4,242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.81% 4.58% 4.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.13% 4.84% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,239 3,166 3,111
England median daily rate £503 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.79% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £368 £325 £315
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 23 43
England median hourly rate £41.15 £37.50 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.73% -12.28% +22.14%
10th Percentile £35.05 £30.80 £36.50
90th Percentile £48.38 £54.00 £57.00
UK median hourly rate £41.15 £37.50 £42.88
% change year-on-year +9.73% -12.54% +22.50%

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%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 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 +15 3,421 £550 +4.76% 809
South East +15 766 £475 +5.56% 207
North of England +7 571 £413 -2.94% 155
Yorkshire -1 276 £413 -2.94% 68
North West -6 267 £413 -2.94% 75
Midlands +43 233 £400 -4.76% 77
South West -23 196 £425 +3.03% 94
East of England -14 188 £435 -1.97% 93
West Midlands +29 129 £375 -11.76% 43
East Midlands +28 103 £425 +1.19% 34
North East +23 34 £425 +21.43% 12
Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 Java Developer in the job title.

1 5,361 (99.98%) Java
2 2,914 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
3 2,349 (43.81%) Spring
4 1,821 (33.96%) TDD
5 1,248 (23.27%) Finance
6 1,199 (22.36%) JavaScript
7 1,166 (21.75%) SQL
8 1,131 (21.09%) Microservices
9 1,120 (20.89%) REST
10 1,100 (20.51%) Web Services
11 1,069 (19.94%) Git (software)
12 1,042 (19.43%) Banking
13 1,002 (18.69%) Hibernate
14 926 (17.27%) Maven
15 919 (17.14%) BDD
16 886 (16.52%) RESTful
17 877 (16.36%) Scrum
18 823 (15.35%) Jenkins
19 822 (15.33%) Spring Boot
20 820 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
21 807 (15.05%) HTML
22 765 (14.27%) AngularJS
23 760 (14.17%) Linux
24 755 (14.08%) JUnit
25 743 (13.86%) Amazon AWS
26 736 (13.73%) Oracle
27 717 (13.37%) Test Automation
28 704 (13.13%) OO
29 676 (12.61%) NoSQL
30 675 (12.59%) Multithreading

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
1 423 (7.89%) Tomcat
2 259 (4.83%) Confluence
3 258 (4.81%) JBoss
4 251 (4.68%) Apache
5 227 (4.23%) WebSphere
6 214 (3.99%) Elasticsearch
7 200 (3.73%) WebLogic
8 172 (3.21%) Apache Spark
9 95 (1.77%) OpenStack
10 76 (1.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 70 (1.31%) WildFly
12 67 (1.25%) Apache Solr
13 63 (1.17%) Jetty
14 56 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
15 54 (1.01%) Mule
16 45 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 38 (0.71%) GemFire
18 37 (0.69%) Liferay
19 36 (0.67%) CMS
19 36 (0.67%) GlassFish
Applications
1 12 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.075%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.056%) GIMP
4 3 (0.056%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.037%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.037%) SPSS
6 1 (0.019%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.019%) Pipeline Pilot
Business Applications
1 65 (1.21%) ION MarketView
2 38 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
3 12 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 10 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
5 8 (0.15%) R3 Corda
6 5 (0.093%) Distributed Ledger
7 3 (0.056%) Kondor
7 3 (0.056%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.037%) Global One
8 2 (0.037%) Magento
8 2 (0.037%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 2 (0.037%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.037%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.019%) AquaLogic BPM
9 1 (0.019%) Lawson
9 1 (0.019%) Loan IQ
9 1 (0.019%) OpenText Process Suite
9 1 (0.019%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.019%) Oracle SCM
9 1 (0.019%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 743 (13.86%) Amazon AWS
2 246 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 111 (2.07%) GitHub
4 92 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
5 91 (1.70%) Amazon S3
6 68 (1.27%) PaaS
7 59 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
8 54 (1.01%) Serverless
9 51 (0.95%) Amazon SQS
10 48 (0.90%) OpenShift
11 41 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
12 38 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
13 32 (0.60%) npm
14 29 (0.54%) Slack
15 22 (0.41%) Heroku
16 16 (0.30%) SaaS
17 15 (0.28%) IaaS
18 14 (0.26%) Google Play
19 12 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
20 9 (0.17%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 186 (3.47%) HTTP
2 92 (1.72%) TCP/IP
3 64 (1.19%) Internet
4 42 (0.78%) SSL
5 29 (0.54%) SMS
6 24 (0.45%) FIX Connectivity
7 23 (0.43%) FTP
8 21 (0.39%) Kerberos
9 16 (0.30%) AMQP
10 14 (0.26%) Firewall
11 13 (0.24%) DNS
12 9 (0.17%) SSH
13 7 (0.13%) DSL
14 6 (0.11%) HTTPS
14 6 (0.11%) Skype
15 5 (0.093%) Intranet
16 3 (0.056%) Wireshark
17 2 (0.037%) Network Security
17 2 (0.037%) SNMP
18 1 (0.019%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 676 (12.61%) NoSQL
2 465 (8.67%) Relational Database
3 462 (8.62%) MongoDB
4 423 (7.89%) MySQL
5 408 (7.61%) PostgreSQL
6 275 (5.13%) RDBMS
7 274 (5.11%) Hadoop
7 274 (5.11%) SQL Server
8 260 (4.85%) Big Data
9 144 (2.69%) Apache Cassandra
10 129 (2.41%) HBase
11 127 (2.37%) Oracle Database
12 85 (1.59%) Redis
13 79 (1.47%) DB2
14 57 (1.06%) KDB
15 53 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 39 (0.73%) Neo4j
16 39 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
17 34 (0.63%) Apache Hive
18 32 (0.60%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 1,069 (19.94%) Git (software)
2 926 (17.27%) Maven
3 823 (15.35%) Jenkins
4 755 (14.08%) JUnit
5 439 (8.19%) JIRA
6 371 (6.92%) Mockito
7 287 (5.35%) Subversion
8 277 (5.17%) Gradle
9 263 (4.90%) Cucumber
10 238 (4.44%) Eclipse
11 207 (3.86%) Selenium
12 163 (3.04%) IntelliJ
13 158 (2.95%) Ant
14 126 (2.35%) SonarQube
15 125 (2.33%) TeamCity
16 106 (1.98%) NUnit
17 86 (1.60%) MSTest
18 77 (1.44%) Checkstyle
19 75 (1.40%) Vagrant
20 67 (1.25%) SoapUI
General
1 1,248 (23.27%) Finance
2 1,042 (19.43%) Banking
3 554 (10.33%) Front Office
4 425 (7.93%) Investment Banking
5 124 (2.31%) Retail
6 113 (2.11%) Games
7 96 (1.79%) Telecoms
8 69 (1.29%) Marketing
9 66 (1.23%) Retail Banking
10 51 (0.95%) Manufacturing
11 41 (0.76%) Financial Institution
12 37 (0.69%) Electronics
12 37 (0.69%) Publishing
13 25 (0.47%) Automotive
14 24 (0.45%) Back Office
15 17 (0.32%) Advertising
16 14 (0.26%) Law
17 8 (0.15%) French Language
17 8 (0.15%) Legal
18 7 (0.13%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,349 (43.81%) Spring
2 1,120 (20.89%) REST
3 1,100 (20.51%) Web Services
4 1,002 (18.69%) Hibernate
5 886 (16.52%) RESTful
6 822 (15.33%) Spring Boot
7 807 (15.05%) HTML
8 765 (14.27%) AngularJS
9 637 (11.88%) J2EE
10 584 (10.89%) CSS
11 532 (9.92%) XML
12 517 (9.64%) JSON
13 497 (9.27%) SOAP
14 490 (9.14%) JMS
15 426 (7.94%) Node.js
16 421 (7.85%) HTML5
17 350 (6.53%) React
17 350 (6.53%) Spring MVC
18 348 (6.49%) Java EE
19 319 (5.95%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 356 (6.64%) Greenfield Project
2 331 (6.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 230 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
4 206 (3.84%) Computer Science
5 166 (3.10%) Equities
6 162 (3.02%) Fixed Income
7 161 (3.00%) Derivative
8 139 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
9 117 (2.18%) Algorithms
9 117 (2.18%) Data Structures
10 106 (1.98%) User Experience
11 102 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
12 95 (1.77%) Virtual Team
13 86 (1.60%) Fintech
14 79 (1.47%) Equity Derivative
15 46 (0.86%) N-Tier
16 43 (0.80%) Credit Risk
17 37 (0.69%) Mobile App
18 36 (0.67%) Digital Media
19 34 (0.63%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 760 (14.17%) Linux
2 552 (10.29%) Unix
3 99 (1.85%) Windows
4 79 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 63 (1.17%) VMS
6 59 (1.10%) Android
7 57 (1.06%) Mac OS X
8 35 (0.65%) Apple iOS
9 28 (0.52%) Ubuntu
10 17 (0.32%) Solaris
11 16 (0.30%) CentOS
12 12 (0.22%) AIX
13 9 (0.17%) Mac OS
13 9 (0.17%) Windows Server
14 8 (0.15%) CoreOS
15 6 (0.11%) Debian
15 6 (0.11%) HPUX
16 5 (0.093%) Windows 7
17 4 (0.075%) Windows 10
18 2 (0.037%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,914 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
2 1,821 (33.96%) TDD
3 1,131 (21.09%) Microservices
4 919 (17.14%) BDD
5 877 (16.36%) Scrum
6 820 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
7 717 (13.37%) Test Automation
8 704 (13.13%) OO
9 675 (12.59%) Multithreading
10 532 (9.92%) DevOps
11 530 (9.88%) MVC
12 463 (8.63%) Low Latency
13 446 (8.32%) Software Engineering
14 390 (7.27%) Electronic Trading
15 382 (7.12%) Kanban
16 367 (6.84%) Unit Testing
17 337 (6.28%) Open Source
18 330 (6.15%) SDLC
19 327 (6.10%) Pair Programming
20 297 (5.54%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5,361 (99.98%) Java
2 1,199 (22.36%) JavaScript
3 1,166 (21.75%) SQL
4 411 (7.67%) Scala
5 356 (6.64%) Python
6 200 (3.73%) Groovy
7 158 (2.95%) C#
8 146 (2.72%) C++
9 140 (2.61%) PL/SQL
10 129 (2.41%) Ruby
11 114 (2.13%) Shell Script
12 77 (1.44%) C
13 63 (1.17%) Bash Shell
14 58 (1.08%) ES6
14 58 (1.08%) JPQL
14 58 (1.08%) XPath
15 57 (1.06%) TypeScript
16 56 (1.04%) Kotlin
17 44 (0.82%) Go
18 40 (0.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 388 (7.24%) Security Cleared
2 273 (5.09%) SC Cleared
3 268 (5.00%) Degree
4 74 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 44 (0.82%) DV Cleared
6 43 (0.80%) PhD
7 39 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
8 37 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
9 33 (0.62%) Sun Certification
10 18 (0.34%) Master's Degree
11 8 (0.15%) DBS Check
12 6 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.075%) OCP
13 4 (0.075%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (0.075%) PMP
14 2 (0.037%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.037%) ISTQB
15 1 (0.019%) AWS Certification
15 1 (0.019%) CFA
15 1 (0.019%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (2.91%) QA
2 61 (1.14%) MiFID
3 23 (0.43%) GCP
4 18 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (0.19%) GDPR
5 10 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.13%) SLA
8 6 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
8 6 (0.11%) EMIR
8 6 (0.11%) HL7
9 3 (0.056%) PMO
9 3 (0.056%) WCAG
10 1 (0.019%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.019%) SEPA
System Software
1 586 (10.93%) Docker
2 64 (1.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 61 (1.14%) HDFS
4 31 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (0.37%) vSphere
6 12 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.15%) VirtualBox
8 5 (0.093%) Active Directory
9 4 (0.075%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.037%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.037%) OpenDJ
10 2 (0.037%) Varnish
11 1 (0.019%) etcd
11 1 (0.019%) GeoWebCache
11 1 (0.019%) OpenIDM
11 1 (0.019%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.019%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 272 (5.07%) Puppet
2 261 (4.87%) Ansible
3 222 (4.14%) Opscode Chef
4 131 (2.44%) Kubernetes
5 63 (1.17%) Kibana
6 56 (1.04%) Hadoop YARN
6 56 (1.04%) Terraform
7 48 (0.90%) Grafana
8 33 (0.62%) Cobbler
9 32 (0.60%) logstash
10 14 (0.26%) Consul
11 10 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
11 10 (0.19%) Opsview
12 9 (0.17%) Rancher
12 9 (0.17%) Zipkin
13 7 (0.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 7 (0.13%) Control-M
13 7 (0.13%) Mesos
13 7 (0.13%) Oozie
14 6 (0.11%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 736 (13.73%) Oracle
2 134 (2.50%) Sybase
3 129 (2.41%) TIBCO
4 124 (2.31%) IBM
5 96 (1.79%) Google
6 74 (1.38%) ION Trading
7 69 (1.29%) Microsoft
8 68 (1.27%) Red Hat
9 64 (1.19%) Splunk
10 54 (1.01%) Atlassian
11 53 (0.99%) MuleSoft
11 53 (0.99%) Perforce
12 51 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
13 43 (0.80%) SAP
14 38 (0.71%) Bloomberg
15 37 (0.69%) Adobe
15 37 (0.69%) AppDynamics
16 35 (0.65%) hybris
16 35 (0.65%) Reuters
17 33 (0.62%) Solace