The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £470 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Developer
UK / England
Rank 37 39 46
Rank change year-on-year +2 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 2114 2237 1933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.06% 4.58% 4.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.33% 4.81% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1613 1727 1422
Median daily rate £470 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.62% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.12% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 19
Median hourly rate £39.75 £43.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.14% +9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £36.35 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £57.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year -8.57% +15.13%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Java Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -2 1135 £525 - 334
South East +9 274 £438 +6.06% 73
North West +3 142 £425 +9.67% 69
Yorkshire +3 140 £400 - 50
East of England +27 121 £491 +15.52% 42
South West -5 118 £382 +0.59% 48
East Midlands +21 66 £400 +8.47% 26
West Midlands +1 62 £440 +21.37% 8
North East -24 44 £350 +7.69% 7
South Coast - 3 £550 -
Midlands +5 1 £400 -
Java Developer
UK

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 4082 (99.95%) Java
2 2417 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
3 1755 (42.97%) Spring
4 1377 (33.72%) TDD
5 1155 (28.28%) JavaScript
6 933 (22.85%) SQL
7 909 (22.26%) HTML
8 862 (21.11%) REST
9 860 (21.06%) Scrum
10 829 (20.30%) Hibernate
11 818 (20.03%) Finance
12 804 (19.69%) Web Services
13 792 (19.39%) Git (software)
14 714 (17.48%) Linux
15 703 (17.21%) CSS
16 690 (16.90%) Banking
17 687 (16.82%) Oracle
18 664 (16.26%) BDD
19 661 (16.19%) Microservices
20 655 (16.04%) XML
21 618 (15.13%) Maven
22 613 (15.01%) Continuous Integration
23 586 (14.35%) Jenkins
24 570 (13.96%) J2EE
25 534 (13.08%) RESTful
26 533 (13.05%) AngularJS
27 508 (12.44%) JUnit
28 504 (12.34%) OO
29 471 (11.53%) Scala
30 461 (11.29%) Unix

Java Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 265 (6.49%) Tomcat
2 204 (5.00%) Apache Spark
3 193 (4.73%) JBoss
4 186 (4.55%) WebSphere
5 152 (3.72%) Apache
6 147 (3.60%) WebLogic
7 139 (3.40%) Elasticsearch
8 119 (2.91%) Confluence
9 116 (2.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 65 (1.59%) Mule
11 60 (1.47%) CMS
12 59 (1.44%) Oracle Coherence
13 54 (1.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 47 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
15 34 (0.83%) Mule ESB
16 31 (0.76%) Apache Pig
17 27 (0.66%) Apache Solr
18 26 (0.64%) Jetty
19 20 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
19 20 (0.49%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 27 (0.66%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.15%) MS Office
3 2 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.049%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.049%) InVision
3 2 (0.049%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.049%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.049%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (0.049%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.049%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.049%) Weka
Business Applications
1 50 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 39 (0.95%) ION MarketView
3 37 (0.91%) Oracle BPM
4 12 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
4 12 (0.29%) Unica
5 8 (0.20%) RMDS
6 7 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
6 7 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
6 7 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 6 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.098%) Murex MxG2000
9 2 (0.049%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.049%) Endur
9 2 (0.049%) Global One
9 2 (0.049%) Magento
10 1 (0.024%) Loan IQ
10 1 (0.024%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.024%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.024%) Oracle SCM
10 1 (0.024%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 360 (8.81%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (2.18%) GitHub
3 63 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
4 60 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 32 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
6 31 (0.76%) PaaS
7 30 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
8 27 (0.66%) IaaS
9 24 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
10 21 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
10 21 (0.51%) Google App Engine
11 20 (0.49%) Amazon S3
12 17 (0.42%) Heroku
13 15 (0.37%) Slack
13 15 (0.37%) Twilio
14 13 (0.32%) Google Compute Engine
14 13 (0.32%) OpenShift
14 13 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 11 (0.27%) SaaS
16 10 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 210 (5.14%) HTTP
2 43 (1.05%) Internet
3 33 (0.81%) TCP/IP
4 26 (0.64%) LDAP
5 20 (0.49%) HTTPS
6 17 (0.42%) SSH
7 16 (0.39%) RTSP
8 13 (0.32%) SSL
9 10 (0.24%) ICMP
10 9 (0.22%) Kerberos
10 9 (0.22%) RTP
10 9 (0.22%) Skype
11 8 (0.20%) AMQP
11 8 (0.20%) Firewall
11 8 (0.20%) MQTT
12 7 (0.17%) Intranet
13 6 (0.15%) FTP
13 6 (0.15%) LAN
14 5 (0.12%) SNMP
15 4 (0.098%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 378 (9.26%) MongoDB
2 366 (8.96%) Relational Database
3 353 (8.64%) NoSQL
4 296 (7.25%) Big Data
5 281 (6.88%) MySQL
6 238 (5.83%) Hadoop
7 222 (5.44%) PostgreSQL
8 206 (5.04%) SQL Server
9 182 (4.46%) Apache Cassandra
10 128 (3.13%) Oracle Database
11 95 (2.33%) RDBMS
12 82 (2.01%) HBase
13 78 (1.91%) DB2
14 59 (1.44%) Apache Hive
15 51 (1.25%) Redis
16 49 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
17 45 (1.10%) KDB
18 42 (1.03%) Neo4j
19 35 (0.86%) Hazelcast
20 31 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 792 (19.39%) Git (software)
2 618 (15.13%) Maven
3 586 (14.35%) Jenkins
4 508 (12.44%) JUnit
5 312 (7.64%) JIRA
6 269 (6.59%) Subversion
7 238 (5.83%) Cucumber
7 238 (5.83%) Mockito
8 225 (5.51%) Eclipse
9 213 (5.22%) Gradle
10 180 (4.41%) Ant
11 167 (4.09%) Selenium
12 135 (3.31%) IntelliJ
13 90 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 67 (1.64%) TeamCity
15 59 (1.44%) Hudson
16 53 (1.30%) Bitbucket
17 52 (1.27%) Mercurial
18 45 (1.10%) SoapUI
19 43 (1.05%) Spock
General
1 818 (20.03%) Finance
2 690 (16.90%) Banking
3 315 (7.71%) Investment Banking
4 295 (7.22%) Front Office
5 93 (2.28%) Retail
6 91 (2.23%) Telecoms
7 69 (1.69%) Games
8 61 (1.49%) Marketing
9 55 (1.35%) Publishing
10 51 (1.25%) Manufacturing
11 47 (1.15%) Electronics
12 31 (0.76%) Back Office
13 23 (0.56%) Financial Institution
13 23 (0.56%) Law
14 22 (0.54%) Legal
14 22 (0.54%) Retail Banking
15 21 (0.51%) Advertising
16 12 (0.29%) Prime Brokerage
17 10 (0.24%) Automotive
18 8 (0.20%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1755 (42.97%) Spring
2 909 (22.26%) HTML
3 862 (21.11%) REST
4 829 (20.30%) Hibernate
5 804 (19.69%) Web Services
6 703 (17.21%) CSS
7 655 (16.04%) XML
8 570 (13.96%) J2EE
9 534 (13.08%) RESTful
10 533 (13.05%) AngularJS
11 442 (10.82%) SOAP
12 430 (10.53%) JSON
13 404 (9.89%) HTML5
14 313 (7.66%) Java EE
15 307 (7.52%) Spring Boot
16 280 (6.86%) jQuery
17 268 (6.56%) JMS
18 259 (6.34%) Spring MVC
19 252 (6.17%) Node.js
20 233 (5.71%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 209 (5.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 177 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
3 165 (4.04%) Equities
4 154 (3.77%) Derivative
5 149 (3.65%) Fixed Income
6 146 (3.57%) Computer Science
7 101 (2.47%) Algorithms
8 97 (2.38%) User Experience
9 93 (2.28%) Data Structures
10 92 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
11 64 (1.57%) Mobile App
12 53 (1.30%) Client/Server
13 50 (1.22%) Equity Derivative
14 49 (1.20%) Fintech
15 35 (0.86%) Market Risk
16 33 (0.81%) Virtual Team
17 32 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
18 31 (0.76%) Credit Risk
18 31 (0.76%) N-Tier
19 26 (0.64%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 714 (17.48%) Linux
2 461 (11.29%) Unix
3 113 (2.77%) Windows
4 105 (2.57%) Mac OS X
5 101 (2.47%) Android
6 61 (1.49%) Apple iOS
7 50 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (0.56%) Ubuntu
9 21 (0.51%) CentOS
10 13 (0.32%) Mac OS
10 13 (0.32%) Solaris
11 12 (0.29%) Debian
12 7 (0.17%) Windows Server
13 6 (0.15%) VMS
14 3 (0.073%) AIX
14 3 (0.073%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.049%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.024%) CoreOS
16 1 (0.024%) HPUX
16 1 (0.024%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2417 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
2 1377 (33.72%) TDD
3 860 (21.06%) Scrum
4 664 (16.26%) BDD
5 661 (16.19%) Microservices
6 613 (15.01%) Continuous Integration
7 504 (12.34%) OO
8 454 (11.12%) DevOps
9 389 (9.52%) Software Engineering
10 380 (9.30%) MVC
11 354 (8.67%) Multithreading
12 317 (7.76%) Open Source
13 314 (7.69%) Pair Programming
14 275 (6.73%) Web Development
15 269 (6.59%) Kanban
16 268 (6.56%) Unit Testing
17 263 (6.44%) Low Latency
18 253 (6.19%) SDLC
19 246 (6.02%) SOA
20 242 (5.93%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4082 (99.95%) Java
2 1155 (28.28%) JavaScript
3 933 (22.85%) SQL
4 471 (11.53%) Scala
5 310 (7.59%) Python
6 220 (5.39%) C#
7 182 (4.46%) Ruby
8 181 (4.43%) Groovy
9 170 (4.16%) C++
10 150 (3.67%) PL/SQL
11 117 (2.86%) Shell Script
12 112 (2.74%) C
13 71 (1.74%) Bash Shell
14 61 (1.49%) Perl
15 53 (1.30%) PHP
16 52 (1.27%) Go
17 45 (1.10%) XPath
18 42 (1.03%) Clojure
19 27 (0.66%) Korn
20 25 (0.61%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 303 (7.42%) Security Cleared
2 167 (4.09%) Degree
3 153 (3.75%) SC Cleared
4 77 (1.89%) DV Cleared
5 44 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 33 (0.81%) Sun Certification
7 14 (0.34%) BC Cleared
8 6 (0.15%) ISEB
8 6 (0.15%) OCPJP
9 5 (0.12%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (0.098%) PhD
11 3 (0.073%) OCMJD
11 3 (0.073%) OCPJWCD
12 2 (0.049%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.049%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.024%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.024%) Brainbench
13 1 (0.024%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (2.57%) QA
2 60 (1.47%) MiFID
3 30 (0.73%) Dodd-Frank
4 29 (0.71%) EMIR
5 27 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
6 20 (0.49%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.37%) FATCA
8 11 (0.27%) SLA
9 8 (0.20%) SDET
10 6 (0.15%) PA-DSS
11 3 (0.073%) HL7
11 3 (0.073%) ISO20022
System Software
1 365 (8.94%) Docker
2 30 (0.73%) Apache Flume
3 16 (0.39%) HDFS
4 10 (0.24%) Shibboleth
4 10 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.22%) Active Directory
6 8 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 8 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (0.12%) Varnish
8 4 (0.098%) GlusterFS
8 4 (0.098%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.073%) vSphere
10 1 (0.024%) LXC
Systems Management
1 164 (4.02%) Puppet
2 120 (2.94%) Ansible
3 80 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (0.88%) Kubernetes
5 25 (0.61%) Terraform
6 20 (0.49%) Hadoop YARN
7 17 (0.42%) Oozie
8 14 (0.34%) Kibana
9 11 (0.27%) SELinux
10 10 (0.24%) logstash
11 7 (0.17%) Salt
12 6 (0.15%) Consul
12 6 (0.15%) Grafana
12 6 (0.15%) OpenAM
12 6 (0.15%) ZABBIX
13 5 (0.12%) Control-M
13 5 (0.12%) MOM
13 5 (0.12%) Nagios
13 5 (0.12%) TeamSite
14 4 (0.098%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 687 (16.82%) Oracle
2 96 (2.35%) Sybase
3 82 (2.01%) IBM
4 81 (1.98%) Google
5 79 (1.93%) Adobe
6 77 (1.89%) TIBCO
7 66 (1.62%) SAP
8 60 (1.47%) ION Trading
9 58 (1.42%) Red Hat
10 41 (1.00%) Microsoft
11 40 (0.98%) hybris
11 40 (0.98%) Perforce
12 38 (0.93%) MuleSoft
13 37 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
14 36 (0.88%) Solace
15 27 (0.66%) ATG
16 24 (0.59%) Atlassian
17 23 (0.56%) Splunk
18 22 (0.54%) New Relic
19 20 (0.49%) Talend
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day 4 months likely to extend.
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £420 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £425 - £450 per day + benefits - extension
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £340 to £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £620 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 22 hours ago
Northamptonshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Freshtechit
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Midlands
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £700 - £850 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £751 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago