Period
to 24 May 2019

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £533 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 41 37
Rank change year-on-year -9 -4 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 3,834 4,976 4,258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.57% 5.40% 5.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.84% 5.70% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,916 3,885 3,256
England median daily rate £533 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.50% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £400 £375 £345
90th Percentile £688 £688 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 25
England median hourly rate £52.50 £31.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.35% -27.06% +0.29%
10th Percentile £35.00 £21.25 £33.25
90th Percentile £62.85 £55.15 £53.90
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £31.00 £42.75
% change year-on-year +69.35% -27.49% +0.88%

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 79,294 87,329 79,272
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.62% 94.81% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,738 57,822 51,743
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £277 £270 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £623
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,453 2,738 2,626
England median hourly rate £19.23 £18.51 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.92% -2.61% -2.54%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.85 £48.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £18.78 £18.00 £18.95
% change year-on-year +4.31% -4.99% -5.28%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -10 2,345 £575 +4.55% 691
North of England -6 471 £475 +11.76% 140
South East -28 439 £450 - 182
Yorkshire -14 217 £500 +17.65% 61
North West -2 202 £450 +5.88% 67
East of England +19 194 £500 +5.26% 63
South West -6 190 £475 +8.57% 66
Midlands -10 188 £450 +5.88% 69
West Midlands -20 117 £450 +5.88% 40
East Midlands -5 63 £475 +5.56% 29
North East +10 52 £463 +15.63% 12
Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 3,831 (99.92%) Java
2 2,289 (59.70%) Agile Software Development
3 1,854 (48.36%) Spring
4 1,435 (37.43%) TDD
5 1,333 (34.77%) Java 8
6 1,198 (31.25%) Microservices
7 905 (23.60%) Spring Boot
8 850 (22.17%) Amazon AWS
9 827 (21.57%) Finance
10 783 (20.42%) Docker
11 774 (20.19%) JavaScript
12 736 (19.20%) REST
13 707 (18.44%) Scrum
14 692 (18.05%) Git (software)
15 691 (18.02%) Jenkins
16 664 (17.32%) RESTful
16 664 (17.32%) SQL
17 659 (17.19%) Web Services
18 654 (17.06%) BDD
19 592 (15.44%) Maven
20 590 (15.39%) Banking
21 580 (15.13%) Linux
22 570 (14.87%) DevOps
23 548 (14.29%) HTML
24 538 (14.03%) Hibernate
25 519 (13.54%) Oracle
26 491 (12.81%) Continuous Integration
27 478 (12.47%) JUnit
28 476 (12.42%) AngularJS
29 437 (11.40%) Kubernetes

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
1 208 (5.43%) Apache
2 145 (3.78%) Confluence
3 136 (3.55%) Apache Spark
4 134 (3.50%) Elasticsearch
5 118 (3.08%) Tomcat
6 104 (2.71%) JBoss
7 99 (2.58%) Mule
8 91 (2.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 81 (2.11%) WebSphere
10 75 (1.96%) WebLogic
11 70 (1.83%) Oracle Service Bus
12 46 (1.20%) Oracle Coherence
13 40 (1.04%) CMS
14 37 (0.97%) Apache Solr
15 33 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
16 31 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 28 (0.73%) Jetty
18 23 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
19 19 (0.50%) WildFly
20 17 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.13%) Chatbot
3 4 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.026%) GIMP
5 1 (0.026%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.026%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 29 (0.76%) ION MarketView
2 19 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
3 7 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
4 6 (0.16%) Magento
5 5 (0.13%) Fredhopper
5 5 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.078%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.078%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.052%) Actimize
8 1 (0.026%) AquaLogic BPM
8 1 (0.026%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.026%) R3 Corda
8 1 (0.026%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.026%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.026%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.026%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 850 (22.17%) Amazon AWS
2 266 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 168 (4.38%) Amazon EC2
4 119 (3.10%) Serverless
5 111 (2.90%) Google Cloud Platform
6 106 (2.76%) AWS Lambda
7 99 (2.58%) Amazon SQS
8 98 (2.56%) Amazon S3
9 82 (2.14%) GitHub
10 71 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
11 48 (1.25%) OpenShift
12 39 (1.02%) PaaS
13 38 (0.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 38 (0.99%) Apigee
14 25 (0.65%) Amazon Glacier
14 25 (0.65%) SaaS
15 24 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
16 23 (0.60%) AWS CloudTrail
16 23 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 15 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 132 (3.44%) HTTP
2 44 (1.15%) TCP/IP
3 35 (0.91%) FTP
4 33 (0.86%) Internet
5 32 (0.83%) SSL
6 25 (0.65%) DNS
7 16 (0.42%) Kerberos
8 10 (0.26%) AMQP
9 9 (0.23%) SSH
10 7 (0.18%) Firewall
11 5 (0.13%) DSL
11 5 (0.13%) HTTPS
12 4 (0.10%) LAN
12 4 (0.10%) WebEx
13 3 (0.078%) Broadband
13 3 (0.078%) DHCP
13 3 (0.078%) Diameter Protocol
13 3 (0.078%) IPsec
13 3 (0.078%) Skype
13 3 (0.078%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 383 (9.99%) NoSQL
2 340 (8.87%) MongoDB
3 312 (8.14%) Relational Database
4 236 (6.16%) PostgreSQL
5 224 (5.84%) MySQL
6 205 (5.35%) Big Data
7 176 (4.59%) SQL Server
8 161 (4.20%) Hadoop
9 136 (3.55%) Apache Cassandra
10 104 (2.71%) RDBMS
11 100 (2.61%) Amazon RDS
12 91 (2.37%) Oracle Database
13 64 (1.67%) Redis
14 63 (1.64%) Neo4j
15 62 (1.62%) HBase
16 61 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 52 (1.36%) DB2
18 39 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
19 34 (0.89%) Hazelcast
20 27 (0.70%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 692 (18.05%) Git (software)
2 691 (18.02%) Jenkins
3 592 (15.44%) Maven
4 478 (12.47%) JUnit
5 331 (8.63%) Mockito
6 267 (6.96%) JIRA
7 231 (6.03%) Cucumber
8 156 (4.07%) Subversion
9 117 (3.05%) SonarQube
10 111 (2.90%) Gradle
11 107 (2.79%) Selenium
12 92 (2.40%) Eclipse
13 83 (2.16%) Bitbucket
14 79 (2.06%) jMock
15 63 (1.64%) GitLab
16 61 (1.59%) DbUnit
16 61 (1.59%) SoapUI
17 59 (1.54%) TeamCity
18 55 (1.43%) IntelliJ
19 46 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 827 (21.57%) Finance
2 590 (15.39%) Banking
3 354 (9.23%) Front Office
4 179 (4.67%) Investment Banking
5 106 (2.76%) Marketing
6 105 (2.74%) Telecoms
7 84 (2.19%) Electronics
8 83 (2.16%) Manufacturing
9 72 (1.88%) Retail
10 41 (1.07%) Financial Institution
11 38 (0.99%) Games
12 21 (0.55%) Back Office
13 19 (0.50%) Publishing
14 17 (0.44%) Legal
15 13 (0.34%) Retail Banking
16 9 (0.23%) Law
17 8 (0.21%) Aerospace
18 7 (0.18%) Automotive
19 6 (0.16%) Advertising
19 6 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,854 (48.36%) Spring
2 905 (23.60%) Spring Boot
3 736 (19.20%) REST
4 664 (17.32%) RESTful
5 659 (17.19%) Web Services
6 548 (14.29%) HTML
7 538 (14.03%) Hibernate
8 476 (12.42%) AngularJS
9 404 (10.54%) SOAP
10 402 (10.49%) Kafka
11 385 (10.04%) CSS
12 358 (9.34%) J2EE
13 314 (8.19%) Node.js
14 303 (7.90%) JSON
15 290 (7.56%) XML
16 270 (7.04%) React
17 258 (6.73%) Apache Camel
18 253 (6.60%) JMS
19 250 (6.52%) HTML5
20 205 (5.35%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 407 (10.62%) Greenfield Project
2 178 (4.64%) Fintech
3 170 (4.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 146 (3.81%) Derivative
5 130 (3.39%) Data Structures
6 124 (3.23%) Fixed Income
7 111 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
8 103 (2.69%) Equities
9 99 (2.58%) Algorithms
10 85 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
10 85 (2.22%) User Experience
11 66 (1.72%) Equity Derivative
12 62 (1.62%) Virtual Team
13 44 (1.15%) Credit Risk
14 43 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
15 35 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
16 34 (0.89%) Mobile App
17 33 (0.86%) Cloud Native
18 29 (0.76%) Hedge funds
19 26 (0.68%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 580 (15.13%) Linux
2 377 (9.83%) Unix
3 98 (2.56%) Mac OS X
4 89 (2.32%) Windows
5 46 (1.20%) Android
6 42 (1.10%) CentOS
7 24 (0.63%) VMS
8 19 (0.50%) Apple iOS
9 11 (0.29%) Ubuntu
10 9 (0.23%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.052%) Windows Server
12 2 (0.052%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.052%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.026%) AIX
13 1 (0.026%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.026%) Solaris
13 1 (0.026%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,289 (59.70%) Agile Software Development
2 1,435 (37.43%) TDD
3 1,198 (31.25%) Microservices
4 707 (18.44%) Scrum
5 654 (17.06%) BDD
6 570 (14.87%) DevOps
7 491 (12.81%) Continuous Integration
8 408 (10.64%) Test Automation
9 386 (10.07%) Multithreading
10 340 (8.87%) OO
11 299 (7.80%) Software Engineering
12 281 (7.33%) Kanban
13 253 (6.60%) Pair Programming
14 241 (6.29%) Open Source
15 229 (5.97%) Low Latency
16 205 (5.35%) SDLC
17 199 (5.19%) Problem-Solving
18 193 (5.03%) E-Commerce
19 186 (4.85%) Continuous Deployment
20 184 (4.80%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3,831 (99.92%) Java
2 1,333 (34.77%) Java 8
3 774 (20.19%) JavaScript
4 664 (17.32%) SQL
5 267 (6.96%) Python
6 191 (4.98%) Scala
7 90 (2.35%) TypeScript
8 82 (2.14%) Bash Shell
9 81 (2.11%) ES6
10 80 (2.09%) C#
11 78 (2.03%) PL/SQL
12 74 (1.93%) Kotlin
13 64 (1.67%) Shell Script
14 63 (1.64%) C++
15 62 (1.62%) PHP
15 62 (1.62%) Ruby
16 54 (1.41%) Groovy
17 45 (1.17%) C
18 41 (1.07%) Perl
19 29 (0.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 274 (7.15%) Security Cleared
2 220 (5.74%) SC Cleared
3 169 (4.41%) Degree
4 45 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 35 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
6 25 (0.65%) DV Cleared
7 23 (0.60%) Sun Certification
8 20 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
9 17 (0.44%) DBS Check
10 14 (0.37%) OCPJP
11 12 (0.31%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.16%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
13 4 (0.10%) AWS Certification
13 4 (0.10%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.10%) CFA
14 2 (0.052%) ISEB
14 2 (0.052%) OCA
14 2 (0.052%) OCAJ
14 2 (0.052%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (2.40%) QA
2 22 (0.57%) Data Quality
3 15 (0.39%) PSD2
4 10 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (0.23%) GDPR
6 5 (0.13%) MiFID
7 4 (0.10%) HL7
8 3 (0.078%) EMIR
8 3 (0.078%) SLA
9 2 (0.052%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.052%) PMO
9 2 (0.052%) SEPA
10 1 (0.026%) OASIS TOSCA
10 1 (0.026%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 783 (20.42%) Docker
2 48 (1.25%) HDFS
3 42 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (1.04%) vSphere
5 23 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 14 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (0.31%) OpenAM
8 9 (0.23%) Postfix
9 8 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.18%) Active Directory
11 4 (0.10%) OpenDJ
11 4 (0.10%) OpenIDM
11 4 (0.10%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.078%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 2 (0.052%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.052%) Xen
14 1 (0.026%) LXC
Systems Management
1 437 (11.40%) Kubernetes
2 135 (3.52%) Ansible
3 134 (3.50%) Terraform
4 62 (1.62%) Puppet
5 46 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (0.86%) Hadoop YARN
7 28 (0.73%) Kibana
8 21 (0.55%) logstash
9 17 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
10 16 (0.42%) Istio
10 16 (0.42%) Rancher
11 11 (0.29%) Grafana
12 10 (0.26%) Prometheus
13 9 (0.23%) Rundeck
14 6 (0.16%) Consul
14 6 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
15 5 (0.13%) Graphite
15 5 (0.13%) linkerd
16 4 (0.10%) Cobbler
16 4 (0.10%) StatsD
Vendors
1 519 (13.54%) Oracle
2 100 (2.61%) Google
3 94 (2.45%) SAP
4 84 (2.19%) WSO2
5 66 (1.72%) Microsoft
6 59 (1.54%) MuleSoft
7 55 (1.43%) Red Hat
8 48 (1.25%) Sybase
9 46 (1.20%) VMware
10 42 (1.10%) IBM
11 40 (1.04%) Talend
12 39 (1.02%) Atlassian
13 38 (0.99%) ION Trading
14 31 (0.81%) hybris
15 30 (0.78%) Splunk
16 25 (0.65%) TIBCO
17 19 (0.50%) webMethods
18 18 (0.47%) Pega
18 18 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
19 17 (0.44%) Adobe