Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 36 45
Rank change year-on-year -1 +9 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 5,398 5,040 4,443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.75% 5.55% 4.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.07% 5.85% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,246 3,864 3,472
England median daily rate £513 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £388 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 23
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.83 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +8.64% -7.78%
10th Percentile £31.54 £35.00 £30.75
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.83 £38.50
% change year-on-year +7.59% +8.64% -8.33%

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 88,940 86,199 94,656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.90% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,064 56,849 62,531
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,867 2,556 2,884
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.39% -1.58% +6.92%
10th Percentile £11.12 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.05
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.67%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -3 3,269 £550 - 652
South East +10 764 £485 +7.78% 188
North of England -4 650 £425 - 153
North West -5 300 £425 - 76
Midlands +49 292 £449 +6.79% 95
Yorkshire -4 284 £438 +2.94% 59
East of England +19 223 £500 +17.65% 84
South West -12 198 £425 - 60
West Midlands +47 162 £450 +20.00% 58
East Midlands +32 128 £425 - 37
North East +15 68 £400 -5.88% 18
Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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 5,395 (99.94%) Java
2 3,023 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2,630 (48.72%) Spring
4 1,987 (36.81%) TDD
5 1,908 (35.35%) Java 8
6 1,593 (29.51%) Microservices
7 1,273 (23.58%) Spring Boot
8 1,084 (20.08%) Git (software)
9 1,078 (19.97%) Hibernate
10 1,062 (19.67%) REST
11 1,055 (19.54%) JavaScript
12 1,044 (19.34%) Maven
13 1,029 (19.06%) Finance
14 990 (18.34%) Docker
15 969 (17.95%) RESTful
16 959 (17.77%) Jenkins
17 957 (17.73%) BDD
18 932 (17.27%) Web Services
19 924 (17.12%) Amazon AWS
20 885 (16.39%) SQL
20 885 (16.39%) Scrum
21 858 (15.89%) Continuous Integration
22 791 (14.65%) Banking
23 755 (13.99%) DevOps
24 721 (13.36%) NoSQL
25 720 (13.34%) OO
26 676 (12.52%) Oracle
27 662 (12.26%) HTML
28 657 (12.17%) AngularJS
29 645 (11.95%) JUnit

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
1 433 (8.02%) Tomcat
2 301 (5.58%) Apache
3 269 (4.98%) WebSphere
4 241 (4.46%) Elasticsearch
5 237 (4.39%) WebLogic
6 204 (3.78%) Confluence
6 204 (3.78%) JBoss
7 170 (3.15%) Apache Spark
8 114 (2.11%) OpenStack
9 111 (2.06%) Mule
10 82 (1.52%) Jetty
11 78 (1.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 68 (1.26%) WildFly
13 54 (1.00%) MQSeries
14 48 (0.89%) Apache Solr
15 45 (0.83%) CMS
16 44 (0.82%) Oracle Service Bus
17 42 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
18 33 (0.61%) nginx
19 29 (0.54%) GlassFish
Applications
1 13 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.19%) GIMP
2 10 (0.19%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.056%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.037%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.037%) EngageOne
5 2 (0.037%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.019%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 57 (1.06%) ION MarketView
2 9 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.093%) Endur
3 5 (0.093%) Global One
3 5 (0.093%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.074%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.056%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.056%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.037%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.037%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.037%) Postilion
6 2 (0.037%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.037%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.019%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.019%) Maximo
7 1 (0.019%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.019%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.019%) Oracle FAH
7 1 (0.019%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.019%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 924 (17.12%) Amazon AWS
2 244 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 130 (2.41%) GitHub
4 72 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
5 65 (1.20%) Amazon S3
6 55 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
7 44 (0.82%) Serverless
8 40 (0.74%) PaaS
9 36 (0.67%) OpenShift
10 32 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
11 31 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
11 31 (0.57%) Heroku
12 27 (0.50%) npm
13 19 (0.35%) IaaS
14 16 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
14 16 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
15 15 (0.28%) SaaS
16 14 (0.26%) Google Analytics
16 14 (0.26%) Slack
17 13 (0.24%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 150 (2.78%) HTTP
2 74 (1.37%) TCP/IP
3 60 (1.11%) SSL
4 42 (0.78%) Kerberos
5 32 (0.59%) FTP
6 26 (0.48%) DNS
7 22 (0.41%) Firewall
8 20 (0.37%) SMS
9 16 (0.30%) Internet
10 13 (0.24%) AMQP
10 13 (0.24%) FIX Connectivity
11 12 (0.22%) SNMP
11 12 (0.22%) SSH
12 10 (0.19%) Software-Defined Networking
13 8 (0.15%) HTTPS
14 6 (0.11%) Broadband
14 6 (0.11%) Network Security
14 6 (0.11%) Skype
15 5 (0.093%) Cisco Nexus
15 5 (0.093%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 721 (13.36%) NoSQL
2 499 (9.24%) MongoDB
3 491 (9.10%) PostgreSQL
4 489 (9.06%) Relational Database
5 381 (7.06%) MySQL
6 297 (5.50%) Big Data
7 284 (5.26%) Hadoop
8 217 (4.02%) SQL Server
9 216 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
10 201 (3.72%) RDBMS
11 106 (1.96%) HBase
12 86 (1.59%) Oracle Database
12 86 (1.59%) Redis
13 68 (1.26%) Couchbase
14 50 (0.93%) Neo4j
15 49 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 33 (0.61%) DB2
17 27 (0.50%) KDB
18 26 (0.48%) Apache Hive
18 26 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1,084 (20.08%) Git (software)
2 1,044 (19.34%) Maven
3 959 (17.77%) Jenkins
4 645 (11.95%) JUnit
5 399 (7.39%) JIRA
6 327 (6.06%) Mockito
7 316 (5.85%) Cucumber
8 264 (4.89%) Gradle
9 225 (4.17%) Subversion
10 198 (3.67%) Selenium
11 190 (3.52%) Eclipse
12 164 (3.04%) SonarQube
13 154 (2.85%) IntelliJ
14 116 (2.15%) NUnit
15 114 (2.11%) MSTest
16 98 (1.82%) jMock
17 96 (1.78%) Bitbucket
18 95 (1.76%) Ant
19 92 (1.70%) TeamCity
20 91 (1.69%) GitLab
General
1 1,029 (19.06%) Finance
2 791 (14.65%) Banking
3 482 (8.93%) Front Office
4 275 (5.09%) Investment Banking
5 119 (2.20%) Retail
6 113 (2.09%) Games
7 112 (2.07%) Telecoms
8 52 (0.96%) Marketing
9 45 (0.83%) Back Office
10 37 (0.69%) Financial Institution
11 34 (0.63%) Advertising
12 31 (0.57%) Electronics
13 30 (0.56%) Publishing
14 29 (0.54%) Manufacturing
15 20 (0.37%) Retail Banking
16 19 (0.35%) Automotive
16 19 (0.35%) Law
17 17 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
18 15 (0.28%) Billing
19 9 (0.17%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,630 (48.72%) Spring
2 1,273 (23.58%) Spring Boot
3 1,078 (19.97%) Hibernate
4 1,062 (19.67%) REST
5 969 (17.95%) RESTful
6 932 (17.27%) Web Services
7 662 (12.26%) HTML
8 657 (12.17%) AngularJS
9 597 (11.06%) J2EE
10 581 (10.76%) Kafka
11 493 (9.13%) CSS
12 441 (8.17%) JSON
13 439 (8.13%) SOAP
14 417 (7.73%) JMS
15 409 (7.58%) XML
16 360 (6.67%) Java EE
17 351 (6.50%) Apache Camel
18 332 (6.15%) HTML5
18 332 (6.15%) React
19 330 (6.11%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 504 (9.34%) Greenfield Project
2 272 (5.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 200 (3.71%) Computer Science
4 184 (3.41%) Fixed Income
5 172 (3.19%) Equities
6 166 (3.08%) Derivative
7 156 (2.89%) Fintech
8 155 (2.87%) Algorithms
9 140 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
10 134 (2.48%) User Experience
11 98 (1.82%) Data Structures
12 91 (1.69%) Mobile App
13 82 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
14 59 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
14 59 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
15 44 (0.82%) Hedge funds
16 42 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
17 37 (0.69%) Cloud Native
18 23 (0.43%) NHS
19 21 (0.39%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 621 (11.50%) Linux
2 472 (8.74%) Unix
3 87 (1.61%) Windows
4 82 (1.52%) Android
5 61 (1.13%) VMS
6 56 (1.04%) Apple iOS
7 34 (0.63%) Mac OS X
8 33 (0.61%) Ubuntu
9 20 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (0.30%) Solaris
11 10 (0.19%) CentOS
12 9 (0.17%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.037%) HPUX
14 2 (0.037%) Windows Server
15 1 (0.019%) Debian
15 1 (0.019%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.019%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.019%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,023 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1,987 (36.81%) TDD
3 1,593 (29.51%) Microservices
4 957 (17.73%) BDD
5 885 (16.39%) Scrum
6 858 (15.89%) Continuous Integration
7 755 (13.99%) DevOps
8 720 (13.34%) OO
9 633 (11.73%) Test Automation
10 505 (9.36%) Multithreading
11 484 (8.97%) Software Engineering
12 404 (7.48%) MVC
13 389 (7.21%) Kanban
14 355 (6.58%) Low Latency
15 336 (6.22%) Pair Programming
16 314 (5.82%) Open Source
17 286 (5.30%) E-Commerce
18 279 (5.17%) SOA
19 263 (4.87%) Electronic Trading
20 262 (4.85%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 5,395 (99.94%) Java
2 1,908 (35.35%) Java 8
3 1,055 (19.54%) JavaScript
4 885 (16.39%) SQL
5 369 (6.84%) Scala
6 305 (5.65%) Python
7 185 (3.43%) Groovy
8 174 (3.22%) C#
9 143 (2.65%) C++
10 138 (2.56%) PL/SQL
11 92 (1.70%) TypeScript
12 89 (1.65%) Java 9
13 86 (1.59%) Kotlin
14 76 (1.41%) Shell Script
15 71 (1.32%) Ruby
16 66 (1.22%) C
17 60 (1.11%) Bash Shell
18 58 (1.07%) ES6
19 56 (1.04%) Perl
20 49 (0.91%) JPQL
Qualifications
1 433 (8.02%) Security Cleared
2 356 (6.60%) SC Cleared
3 257 (4.76%) Degree
4 117 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 33 (0.61%) Master's Degree
6 31 (0.57%) DV Cleared
7 29 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
8 21 (0.39%) AWS Certification
9 14 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
10 10 (0.19%) BC Cleared
11 8 (0.15%) ISEB
12 5 (0.093%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (0.093%) HND
12 5 (0.093%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.093%) Sun Certification
13 4 (0.074%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.056%) OCPJP
15 1 (0.019%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 1 (0.019%) MOS
15 1 (0.019%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (2.15%) QA
2 25 (0.46%) GCP
3 18 (0.33%) PMO
4 17 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
5 16 (0.30%) GDPR
6 7 (0.13%) ISO 20022
7 6 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.056%) EMIR
9 2 (0.037%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.037%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.037%) PSD2
9 2 (0.037%) SLA
10 1 (0.019%) IFRS
10 1 (0.019%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.019%) WAI
System Software
1 990 (18.34%) Docker
2 53 (0.98%) HDFS
3 51 (0.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 45 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (0.83%) vSphere
5 16 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.056%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.037%) KVM
7 2 (0.037%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.037%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.019%) Firmware
8 1 (0.019%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.019%) Varnish
8 1 (0.019%) vCloud
8 1 (0.019%) Xen
Systems Management
1 331 (6.13%) Kubernetes
2 295 (5.46%) Ansible
3 235 (4.35%) Puppet
4 215 (3.98%) Opscode Chef
5 150 (2.78%) Terraform
6 56 (1.04%) Hadoop YARN
7 44 (0.82%) Cobbler
8 42 (0.78%) Mesos
9 37 (0.69%) Kibana
10 36 (0.67%) Grafana
11 29 (0.54%) Marathon
12 28 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
12 28 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
13 25 (0.46%) logstash
13 25 (0.46%) Prometheus
14 18 (0.33%) Rancher
15 17 (0.31%) Amdocs OSS
16 13 (0.24%) Consul
17 12 (0.22%) CA Single Sign-On
17 12 (0.22%) linkerd
Vendors
1 676 (12.52%) Oracle
2 118 (2.19%) Google
3 88 (1.63%) TIBCO
4 79 (1.46%) Sybase
5 78 (1.44%) IBM
6 62 (1.15%) MuleSoft
7 55 (1.02%) ION Trading
8 54 (1.00%) VMware
9 52 (0.96%) Microsoft
10 45 (0.83%) WSO2
11 42 (0.78%) Atlassian
12 39 (0.72%) Adobe
12 39 (0.72%) SAP
13 33 (0.61%) Capita
14 32 (0.59%) Splunk
15 29 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
16 27 (0.50%) Apigee
16 27 (0.50%) Red Hat
17 25 (0.46%) hybris
17 25 (0.46%) webMethods