The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Java Developer
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 39 53
Rank change year-on-year +4 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 2354 2224 1806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.45% 4.50% 3.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.75% 4.73% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1782 1717 1309
Median daily rate £500 £455 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.89% +1.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £345 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £600 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 21
Median hourly rate £46.00 £35.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.57% -5.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.09 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.25 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £35.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year +29.57% -8.38%  

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 40967 46994 47631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.77% 95.03% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26673 31019 30520
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1259 1391 1823
Median hourly rate £18.18 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.28 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 28 June 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 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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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 +20 1478 £550 +4.76% 375
South East 0 286 £450 - 83
Yorkshire -3 152 £425 - 39
North West -4 149 £438 +6.06% 64
South West -12 116 £425 +10.38% 43
East of England -11 88 £447 +11.75% 55
East Midlands -13 35 £420 +23.52% 17
West Midlands -23 35 £375 -6.25% 21
North East +52 9 £425 - 1
Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 4447 (99.91%) Java
2 2464 (55.36%) Agile Software Development
3 1890 (42.46%) Spring
4 1455 (32.69%) TDD
5 1102 (24.76%) JavaScript
6 1005 (22.58%) SQL
7 971 (21.82%) Finance
8 891 (20.02%) HTML
9 866 (19.46%) Git (software)
10 859 (19.30%) Banking
11 858 (19.28%) REST
12 832 (18.69%) Scrum
13 813 (18.27%) Hibernate
14 812 (18.24%) Web Services
15 776 (17.43%) Microservices
16 775 (17.41%) Linux
17 733 (16.47%) Oracle
18 712 (16.00%) CSS
19 667 (14.99%) Continuous Integration
20 656 (14.74%) Maven
21 630 (14.15%) Jenkins
22 606 (13.61%) BDD
23 587 (13.19%) XML
24 585 (13.14%) RESTful
25 564 (12.67%) AngularJS
26 541 (12.15%) JUnit
27 540 (12.13%) OO
28 533 (11.97%) J2EE
29 524 (11.77%) Test Automation
30 515 (11.57%) DevOps

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
1 261 (5.86%) Tomcat
2 223 (5.01%) JBoss
3 210 (4.72%) WebSphere
4 192 (4.31%) Apache Spark
5 182 (4.09%) Apache
6 167 (3.75%) WebLogic
7 147 (3.30%) Confluence
8 140 (3.15%) Elasticsearch
9 89 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 74 (1.66%) Oracle Coherence
11 61 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
12 56 (1.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 54 (1.21%) CMS
14 47 (1.06%) Mule
15 41 (0.92%) Apache Solr
16 33 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
17 32 (0.72%) Apache Pig
18 29 (0.65%) OpenStack
19 25 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
20 21 (0.47%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 18 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.16%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.11%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.045%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.045%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.045%) InVision
4 2 (0.045%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.045%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (0.045%) Weka
5 1 (0.022%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.022%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.022%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 80 (1.80%) ION MarketView
2 42 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 21 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
4 20 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
5 6 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
6 4 (0.090%) Loan IQ
6 4 (0.090%) Murex MxG2000
6 4 (0.090%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.067%) Adobe Campaign
7 3 (0.067%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 3 (0.067%) Global One
7 3 (0.067%) Unica
8 2 (0.045%) Endur
8 2 (0.045%) OpenText Process Suite
8 2 (0.045%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.045%) Postilion
8 2 (0.045%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.045%) RMDS
8 2 (0.045%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 392 (8.81%) Amazon AWS
2 101 (2.27%) GitHub
3 88 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 59 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
5 41 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
6 39 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
7 37 (0.83%) OpenShift
8 35 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
9 30 (0.67%) PaaS
10 27 (0.61%) Google App Engine
11 25 (0.56%) Twilio
12 22 (0.49%) Google Compute Engine
13 19 (0.43%) Amazon S3
14 17 (0.38%) IaaS
15 15 (0.34%) Slack
16 14 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
17 12 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
17 12 (0.27%) CloudFront
17 12 (0.27%) SaaS
18 10 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 167 (3.75%) HTTP
2 40 (0.90%) Internet
3 34 (0.76%) TCP/IP
4 30 (0.67%) LDAP
5 20 (0.45%) SSL
6 13 (0.29%) Firewall
7 12 (0.27%) HTTPS
8 11 (0.25%) SSH
9 9 (0.20%) Intranet
10 6 (0.13%) Kerberos
10 6 (0.13%) Skype
10 6 (0.13%) SMS
11 5 (0.11%) FIX Connectivity
11 5 (0.11%) ICMP
12 4 (0.090%) AMQP
12 4 (0.090%) LAN
13 3 (0.067%) Wireshark
14 2 (0.045%) DSL
14 2 (0.045%) Network Security
14 2 (0.045%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 441 (9.91%) MongoDB
2 416 (9.35%) Relational Database
3 410 (9.21%) NoSQL
4 351 (7.89%) MySQL
5 297 (6.67%) Big Data
6 272 (6.11%) Hadoop
7 218 (4.90%) PostgreSQL
8 203 (4.56%) SQL Server
9 195 (4.38%) Apache Cassandra
10 134 (3.01%) Oracle Database
11 122 (2.74%) RDBMS
12 99 (2.22%) HBase
13 64 (1.44%) Apache Hive
14 62 (1.39%) DB2
15 61 (1.37%) KDB
16 53 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
17 36 (0.81%) Redis
18 33 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 33 (0.74%) Hazelcast
19 32 (0.72%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 866 (19.46%) Git (software)
2 656 (14.74%) Maven
3 630 (14.15%) Jenkins
4 541 (12.15%) JUnit
5 328 (7.37%) JIRA
6 256 (5.75%) Subversion
7 245 (5.50%) Mockito
8 241 (5.41%) Cucumber
9 217 (4.88%) Eclipse
10 183 (4.11%) IntelliJ
11 181 (4.07%) Gradle
12 159 (3.57%) Selenium
13 128 (2.88%) TeamCity
14 121 (2.72%) Ant
15 71 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 61 (1.37%) Bitbucket
17 58 (1.30%) Hudson
18 54 (1.21%) Mercurial
19 45 (1.01%) Grunt
19 45 (1.01%) NUnit
General
1 971 (21.82%) Finance
2 859 (19.30%) Banking
3 480 (10.78%) Front Office
4 382 (8.58%) Investment Banking
5 98 (2.20%) Retail
6 86 (1.93%) Telecoms
7 68 (1.53%) Marketing
8 61 (1.37%) Games
9 55 (1.24%) Financial Institution
10 45 (1.01%) Manufacturing
11 44 (0.99%) Electronics
12 37 (0.83%) Publishing
13 25 (0.56%) Advertising
14 23 (0.52%) Law
15 21 (0.47%) Back Office
16 20 (0.45%) Legal
17 14 (0.31%) Retail Banking
18 10 (0.22%) Prime Brokerage
19 9 (0.20%) Billing
20 8 (0.18%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1890 (42.46%) Spring
2 891 (20.02%) HTML
3 858 (19.28%) REST
4 813 (18.27%) Hibernate
5 812 (18.24%) Web Services
6 712 (16.00%) CSS
7 587 (13.19%) XML
8 585 (13.14%) RESTful
9 564 (12.67%) AngularJS
10 533 (11.97%) J2EE
11 441 (9.91%) Spring Boot
12 429 (9.64%) HTML5
13 422 (9.48%) SOAP
14 417 (9.37%) JSON
15 310 (6.96%) Java EE
16 289 (6.49%) Spring MVC
17 275 (6.18%) JMS
18 242 (5.44%) Node.js
19 230 (5.17%) jQuery
20 226 (5.08%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 326 (7.32%) Greenfield Project
2 310 (6.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 233 (5.23%) Equities
4 225 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
5 179 (4.02%) Computer Science
5 179 (4.02%) Fixed Income
6 161 (3.62%) Derivative
7 111 (2.49%) Data Structures
8 109 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
9 105 (2.36%) User Experience
10 89 (2.00%) Algorithms
11 75 (1.69%) Fintech
12 65 (1.46%) Equity Derivative
13 64 (1.44%) Client/Server
14 52 (1.17%) Market Risk
15 45 (1.01%) Virtual Team
16 37 (0.83%) Mobile App
17 36 (0.81%) Credit Risk
18 35 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
19 34 (0.76%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 775 (17.41%) Linux
2 458 (10.29%) Unix
3 127 (2.85%) Windows
4 85 (1.91%) Mac OS X
5 77 (1.73%) Android
6 42 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (0.67%) Apple iOS
8 21 (0.47%) Ubuntu
9 20 (0.45%) Solaris
10 17 (0.38%) Mac OS
11 14 (0.31%) CentOS
12 13 (0.29%) Windows Server
13 10 (0.22%) VMS
14 9 (0.20%) Debian
15 6 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.022%) AIX
16 1 (0.022%) Fedora
16 1 (0.022%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2464 (55.36%) Agile Software Development
2 1455 (32.69%) TDD
3 832 (18.69%) Scrum
4 776 (17.43%) Microservices
5 667 (14.99%) Continuous Integration
6 606 (13.61%) BDD
7 540 (12.13%) OO
8 524 (11.77%) Test Automation
9 515 (11.57%) DevOps
10 490 (11.01%) Multithreading
11 417 (9.37%) MVC
12 376 (8.45%) Low Latency
13 375 (8.43%) Software Engineering
14 342 (7.68%) Open Source
15 336 (7.55%) Electronic Trading
16 317 (7.12%) SDLC
17 316 (7.10%) Pair Programming
18 296 (6.65%) Unit Testing
19 258 (5.80%) Web Development
20 252 (5.66%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4447 (99.91%) Java
2 1102 (24.76%) JavaScript
3 1005 (22.58%) SQL
4 449 (10.09%) Scala
5 317 (7.12%) Python
6 248 (5.57%) C#
7 205 (4.61%) C++
8 180 (4.04%) PL/SQL
9 161 (3.62%) Ruby
10 150 (3.37%) Groovy
11 112 (2.52%) Shell Script
12 111 (2.49%) C
13 70 (1.57%) Bash Shell
14 62 (1.39%) Go
15 48 (1.08%) Perl
16 36 (0.81%) PHP
17 28 (0.63%) ES6
18 27 (0.61%) Clojure
19 22 (0.49%) Apex Code
20 18 (0.40%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 270 (6.07%) Security Cleared
2 197 (4.43%) Degree
3 175 (3.93%) SC Cleared
4 74 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 35 (0.79%) DV Cleared
6 26 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
7 21 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
7 21 (0.47%) Sun Certification
8 16 (0.36%) Master's Degree
9 12 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
10 9 (0.20%) BC Cleared
11 7 (0.16%) OCPJP
11 7 (0.16%) PhD
12 3 (0.067%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.045%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.045%) ISEB
13 2 (0.045%) ISTQB
14 1 (0.022%) OCMJD
14 1 (0.022%) OCPJWCD
14 1 (0.022%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (2.79%) QA
2 92 (2.07%) MiFID
3 25 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
4 23 (0.52%) EMIR
5 19 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.13%) SLA
8 3 (0.067%) FATCA
8 3 (0.067%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.022%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.022%) HL7
System Software
1 345 (7.75%) Docker
2 28 (0.63%) Apache Flume
3 21 (0.47%) HDFS
4 19 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 11 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.20%) Shibboleth
7 8 (0.18%) Varnish
8 6 (0.13%) Active Directory
9 3 (0.067%) Platform Symphony
9 3 (0.067%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.045%) GridGain
10 2 (0.045%) LXC
10 2 (0.045%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (0.045%) vSphere
11 1 (0.022%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.022%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 171 (3.84%) Puppet
2 152 (3.41%) Ansible
3 106 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
4 76 (1.71%) Kubernetes
5 31 (0.70%) Terraform
6 26 (0.58%) Hadoop YARN
6 26 (0.58%) Oozie
7 16 (0.36%) Kibana
8 15 (0.34%) Prometheus
9 13 (0.29%) Grafana
10 9 (0.20%) Mesos
11 8 (0.18%) Consul
12 7 (0.16%) MOM
13 6 (0.13%) Control-M
13 6 (0.13%) logstash
13 6 (0.13%) Marathon
13 6 (0.13%) SELinux
14 5 (0.11%) rkt
15 4 (0.090%) Rundeck
15 4 (0.090%) Salt
Vendors
1 733 (16.47%) Oracle
2 133 (2.99%) TIBCO
3 119 (2.67%) Sybase
4 113 (2.54%) ION Trading
5 103 (2.31%) IBM
6 99 (2.22%) Google
7 63 (1.42%) Adobe
7 63 (1.42%) SAP
8 59 (1.33%) Microsoft
9 58 (1.30%) Red Hat
10 49 (1.10%) Perforce
11 46 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
12 32 (0.72%) Cloudera
13 31 (0.70%) Solace
14 27 (0.61%) Bloomberg
14 27 (0.61%) New Relic
15 26 (0.58%) hybris
15 26 (0.58%) MuleSoft
16 23 (0.52%) Splunk
17 22 (0.49%) DevExpress
London
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Rate: £300 per day
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Surrey
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London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £610.00 per day
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Leatherhead, Surrey
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Newbury, Berkshire
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City, London
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Rate: From £450 to £480 per annum
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London
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Rate: From £500 to £525 per day
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Surrey
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Rate: £550 - £600 per day
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Leicestershire
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Rate: £350 - £375 per day
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Venture Up
Rate: From £250 to £295 per day
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Excellent Bonus & Benefits
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City, London
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Rate: £550.00 - £610.00 per day
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South East London
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Camberley, Surrey
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Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
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South East London
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Rate: Up to £500 per day 6 month initial contract (Long term opportunities)
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Telford, Shropshire
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Liverpool, Merseyside
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East London
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City, London
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City, London
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Buckinghamshire
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Knutsford, Cheshire
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