Period
to 14 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 34 47
Rank change year-on-year 0 +13 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 5,669 5,406 4,353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.94% 5.71% 4.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.27% 6.02% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,476 4,186 3,365
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £625
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 31 23
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.15 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.36% +9.73% -12.28%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.50 £30.75
90th Percentile £54.88 £53.75 £54.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.15 £38.00
% change year-on-year +9.36% +8.29% -11.11%

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 90,389 89,873 93,056
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.88% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,431 59,815 61,210
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,800 2,665 3,015
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +3.52% +1.46%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.89 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.78 £48.05 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -2 3,491 £550 - 737
South East +8 821 £500 +5.26% 202
North of England -5 587 £425 - 148
Midlands +30 302 £450 +12.50% 92
North West -9 286 £425 - 89
East of England +19 246 £510 +20.00% 79
Yorkshire -8 237 £438 +2.94% 43
South West -13 219 £425 - 67
West Midlands +30 176 £450 +24.14% 54
East Midlands +21 122 £422 -0.71% 38
North East +24 66 £400 -5.88% 16
Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 5,669 (100.00%) Java
2 3,272 (57.72%) Agile Software Development
3 2,776 (48.97%) Spring
4 2,126 (37.50%) TDD
5 2,059 (36.32%) Java 8
6 1,816 (32.03%) Microservices
7 1,471 (25.95%) Spring Boot
8 1,135 (20.02%) REST
9 1,121 (19.77%) Git (software)
10 1,118 (19.72%) Hibernate
11 1,104 (19.47%) Docker
12 1,100 (19.40%) JavaScript
13 1,078 (19.02%) Maven
14 1,072 (18.91%) Finance
15 1,070 (18.87%) Amazon AWS
16 1,058 (18.66%) Jenkins
17 1,043 (18.40%) BDD
18 1,020 (17.99%) RESTful
19 946 (16.69%) Web Services
20 916 (16.16%) Continuous Integration
21 885 (15.61%) SQL
22 871 (15.36%) DevOps
23 859 (15.15%) Scrum
24 853 (15.05%) Banking
25 784 (13.83%) NoSQL
26 763 (13.46%) Oracle
27 734 (12.95%) OO
28 733 (12.93%) AngularJS
29 718 (12.67%) HTML
30 711 (12.54%) 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
1 472 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 302 (5.33%) WebSphere
3 283 (4.99%) WebLogic
4 261 (4.60%) Apache
5 248 (4.37%) Elasticsearch
6 246 (4.34%) Confluence
7 216 (3.81%) JBoss
8 181 (3.19%) Apache Spark
9 165 (2.91%) OpenStack
10 129 (2.28%) Mule
11 91 (1.61%) Jetty
12 84 (1.48%) WildFly
13 82 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 74 (1.31%) MQSeries
15 60 (1.06%) CMS
16 58 (1.02%) Apache Solr
17 48 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
18 34 (0.60%) nginx
19 33 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
20 31 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 15 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (0.088%) Chatbot
3 5 (0.088%) GIMP
3 5 (0.088%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.035%) EngageOne
4 2 (0.035%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.035%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.018%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.018%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 33 (0.58%) ION MarketView
2 8 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.088%) Endur
4 4 (0.071%) Global One
4 4 (0.071%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.071%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.035%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.035%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.035%) R3 Corda
5 2 (0.035%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.035%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.018%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.018%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.018%) Maximo
6 1 (0.018%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.018%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.018%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.018%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.018%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 1,070 (18.87%) Amazon AWS
2 355 (6.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 173 (3.05%) GitHub
4 81 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
5 78 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
6 52 (0.92%) Serverless
7 51 (0.90%) Amazon S3
8 43 (0.76%) PaaS
9 39 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
10 38 (0.67%) npm
11 37 (0.65%) Apigee
12 30 (0.53%) OpenShift
13 29 (0.51%) Heroku
14 27 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
15 26 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
16 21 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
17 19 (0.34%) IaaS
18 17 (0.30%) Google Analytics
19 16 (0.28%) SaaS
20 14 (0.25%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 143 (2.52%) HTTP
2 70 (1.23%) TCP/IP
3 66 (1.16%) SSL
4 46 (0.81%) Kerberos
5 29 (0.51%) FTP
6 22 (0.39%) DNS
7 19 (0.34%) Firewall
8 18 (0.32%) AMQP
9 14 (0.25%) SMS
10 13 (0.23%) FIX Connectivity
10 13 (0.23%) SNMP
11 12 (0.21%) Internet
12 11 (0.19%) HTTPS
13 9 (0.16%) Software-Defined Networking
14 8 (0.14%) DSL
14 8 (0.14%) Skype
14 8 (0.14%) SSH
15 7 (0.12%) SMPP
16 6 (0.11%) Cisco Nexus
17 5 (0.088%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 784 (13.83%) NoSQL
2 536 (9.45%) MongoDB
2 536 (9.45%) PostgreSQL
3 477 (8.41%) Relational Database
4 430 (7.59%) MySQL
5 307 (5.42%) Big Data
6 296 (5.22%) Hadoop
7 258 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
8 226 (3.99%) SQL Server
9 215 (3.79%) RDBMS
10 122 (2.15%) HBase
11 94 (1.66%) Redis
12 89 (1.57%) Oracle Database
13 84 (1.48%) Couchbase
14 63 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 31 (0.55%) DB2
15 31 (0.55%) Hazelcast
16 30 (0.53%) Neo4j
17 29 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
18 26 (0.46%) Riak
Development Applications
1 1,121 (19.77%) Git (software)
2 1,078 (19.02%) Maven
3 1,058 (18.66%) Jenkins
4 711 (12.54%) JUnit
5 475 (8.38%) JIRA
6 333 (5.87%) Mockito
7 309 (5.45%) Cucumber
8 279 (4.92%) Gradle
9 224 (3.95%) Subversion
10 210 (3.70%) Selenium
11 199 (3.51%) Eclipse
12 189 (3.33%) SonarQube
13 167 (2.95%) IntelliJ
13 167 (2.95%) NUnit
14 164 (2.89%) MSTest
15 111 (1.96%) Bitbucket
15 111 (1.96%) GitLab
16 107 (1.89%) TeamCity
17 106 (1.87%) jMock
18 95 (1.68%) Vagrant
General
1 1,072 (18.91%) Finance
2 853 (15.05%) Banking
3 502 (8.86%) Front Office
4 302 (5.33%) Investment Banking
5 132 (2.33%) Retail
6 112 (1.98%) Games
7 109 (1.92%) Telecoms
8 72 (1.27%) Marketing
9 44 (0.78%) Financial Institution
10 41 (0.72%) Advertising
11 40 (0.71%) Back Office
11 40 (0.71%) Manufacturing
12 38 (0.67%) Electronics
13 25 (0.44%) Publishing
14 24 (0.42%) Law
15 19 (0.34%) Automotive
16 18 (0.32%) Billing
17 14 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
18 13 (0.23%) Retail Banking
19 11 (0.19%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,776 (48.97%) Spring
2 1,471 (25.95%) Spring Boot
3 1,135 (20.02%) REST
4 1,118 (19.72%) Hibernate
5 1,020 (17.99%) RESTful
6 946 (16.69%) Web Services
7 733 (12.93%) AngularJS
8 718 (12.67%) HTML
9 613 (10.81%) Kafka
10 588 (10.37%) J2EE
11 551 (9.72%) CSS
12 479 (8.45%) JSON
13 460 (8.11%) JMS
14 428 (7.55%) SOAP
15 403 (7.11%) XML
16 396 (6.99%) React
17 374 (6.60%) HTML5
18 363 (6.40%) Node.js
19 360 (6.35%) Apache Camel
20 341 (6.02%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 647 (11.41%) Greenfield Project
2 247 (4.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 199 (3.51%) Computer Science
4 192 (3.39%) Fintech
5 190 (3.35%) Fixed Income
6 183 (3.23%) Equities
7 167 (2.95%) Derivative
8 135 (2.38%) Algorithms
9 128 (2.26%) User Experience
10 122 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
11 96 (1.69%) Data Structures
12 88 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
13 83 (1.46%) Mobile App
14 79 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
15 61 (1.08%) Equity Derivative
16 54 (0.95%) Cloud Native
17 48 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
18 42 (0.74%) Hedge funds
19 28 (0.49%) Virtual Team
20 23 (0.41%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 602 (10.62%) Linux
2 477 (8.41%) Unix
3 108 (1.91%) Windows
4 81 (1.43%) VMS
5 70 (1.23%) Android
6 50 (0.88%) Apple iOS
7 26 (0.46%) Mac OS X
8 19 (0.34%) Ubuntu
9 18 (0.32%) Solaris
10 16 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.11%) CentOS
12 4 (0.071%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.035%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.035%) Windows Server
14 1 (0.018%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,272 (57.72%) Agile Software Development
2 2,126 (37.50%) TDD
3 1,816 (32.03%) Microservices
4 1,043 (18.40%) BDD
5 916 (16.16%) Continuous Integration
6 871 (15.36%) DevOps
7 859 (15.15%) Scrum
8 734 (12.95%) OO
9 620 (10.94%) Test Automation
10 561 (9.90%) Multithreading
11 491 (8.66%) Software Engineering
12 414 (7.30%) MVC
13 377 (6.65%) Kanban
14 368 (6.49%) Open Source
15 329 (5.80%) Pair Programming
16 324 (5.72%) Low Latency
17 302 (5.33%) SOA
18 287 (5.06%) Problem-Solving
19 270 (4.76%) E-Commerce
20 269 (4.75%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5,669 (100.00%) Java
2 2,059 (36.32%) Java 8
3 1,100 (19.40%) JavaScript
4 885 (15.61%) SQL
5 353 (6.23%) Scala
6 290 (5.12%) Python
7 181 (3.19%) C#
8 164 (2.89%) Groovy
9 155 (2.73%) PL/SQL
10 129 (2.28%) C++
11 103 (1.82%) Java 9
12 95 (1.68%) Kotlin
13 93 (1.64%) Shell Script
14 89 (1.57%) TypeScript
15 69 (1.22%) JPQL
15 69 (1.22%) Ruby
16 67 (1.18%) ES6
17 62 (1.09%) C
18 56 (0.99%) Bash Shell
19 50 (0.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 459 (8.10%) Security Cleared
2 367 (6.47%) SC Cleared
3 251 (4.43%) Degree
4 120 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 46 (0.81%) DV Cleared
6 41 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
7 21 (0.37%) AWS Certification
7 21 (0.37%) Master's Degree
8 8 (0.14%) DBS Check
9 7 (0.12%) ISEB
9 7 (0.12%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.11%) BC Cleared
10 6 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
10 6 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (0.088%) Sun Certification
12 3 (0.053%) HND
12 3 (0.053%) OCPJP
13 1 (0.018%) MOS
13 1 (0.018%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.018%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (2.20%) QA
2 20 (0.35%) PMO
3 18 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (0.21%) GDPR
5 9 (0.16%) ISO 20022
6 4 (0.071%) EMIR
6 4 (0.071%) SLA
7 3 (0.053%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.053%) MiFID
8 2 (0.035%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.035%) HL7
8 2 (0.035%) PSD2
9 1 (0.018%) ECSS
9 1 (0.018%) IFRS
9 1 (0.018%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.018%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.018%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.018%) MIL-STD-1553
9 1 (0.018%) WAI
9 1 (0.018%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,104 (19.47%) Docker
2 73 (1.29%) HDFS
3 52 (0.92%) vSphere
4 50 (0.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 50 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.12%) Firmware
6 7 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (0.088%) Active Directory
8 3 (0.053%) KVM
8 3 (0.053%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.018%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.018%) Varnish
9 1 (0.018%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 397 (7.00%) Kubernetes
2 392 (6.91%) Ansible
3 299 (5.27%) Puppet
4 295 (5.20%) Opscode Chef
5 185 (3.26%) Terraform
6 61 (1.08%) Cobbler
7 60 (1.06%) Hadoop YARN
8 50 (0.88%) Kibana
9 41 (0.72%) Mesos
10 37 (0.65%) Grafana
11 34 (0.60%) logstash
12 33 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
13 30 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
14 29 (0.51%) Marathon
15 23 (0.41%) Rancher
16 21 (0.37%) Prometheus
17 15 (0.26%) Amdocs OSS
18 13 (0.23%) CA Single Sign-On
18 13 (0.23%) Consul
18 13 (0.23%) linkerd
Vendors
1 763 (13.46%) Oracle
2 143 (2.52%) Google
3 90 (1.59%) Sybase
4 83 (1.46%) MuleSoft
5 74 (1.31%) IBM
6 72 (1.27%) TIBCO
7 66 (1.16%) Microsoft
8 59 (1.04%) WSO2
9 56 (0.99%) VMware
10 53 (0.93%) SAP
11 45 (0.79%) Adobe
12 44 (0.78%) Atlassian
13 38 (0.67%) ION Trading
13 38 (0.67%) Splunk
14 36 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
15 32 (0.56%) webMethods
16 22 (0.39%) AppDynamics
16 22 (0.39%) Red Hat
17 19 (0.34%) Murex
18 18 (0.32%) Reuters