Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 46 44
Rank change year-on-year +13 -2 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 5367 4295 4077
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.76% 4.41% 3.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.07% 4.65% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4166 3324 2947
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £363 £325 £319
90th Percentile £675 £625 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 24 42
England median hourly rate £41.15 £37.38 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.10% -12.57% +22.14%
10th Percentile £35.50 £30.75 £36.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.50 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £41.15 £37.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year +9.73% -12.28% +22.14%

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 88370 92296 99465
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 58881 60820 64344
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2615 2980 3832
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.77 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 +23 3490 £550 +4.76% 256
South East +10 715 £475 +2.04% 61
North of England -1 577 £425 - 84
North West +3 298 £425 - 46
Yorkshire -8 244 £425 - 32
South West -18 216 £423 +5.63% 24
East of England -15 183 £425 -5.56% 46
Midlands +5 182 £400 - 31
East Midlands +19 93 £425 +1.19% 16
West Midlands -17 88 £350 -12.50% 15
North East +42 39 £425 +13.33% 6
Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 5366 (99.98%) Java
2 2939 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2310 (43.04%) Spring
4 1754 (32.68%) TDD
5 1290 (24.04%) Finance
6 1236 (23.03%) JavaScript
7 1198 (22.32%) SQL
8 1186 (22.10%) Banking
9 1104 (20.57%) Web Services
10 1075 (20.03%) Git (software)
11 1058 (19.71%) Microservices
12 1057 (19.69%) REST
13 984 (18.33%) Hibernate
14 920 (17.14%) Scrum
15 912 (16.99%) Maven
16 867 (16.15%) HTML
17 843 (15.71%) RESTful
18 814 (15.17%) BDD
19 811 (15.11%) Continuous Integration
20 790 (14.72%) Linux
21 787 (14.66%) Jenkins
22 771 (14.37%) AngularJS
23 751 (13.99%) Multithreading
24 750 (13.97%) Oracle
25 741 (13.81%) JUnit
26 727 (13.55%) Spring Boot
27 708 (13.19%) OO
28 681 (12.69%) Test Automation
29 678 (12.63%) Front Office
30 633 (11.79%) NoSQL

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
1 415 (7.73%) Tomcat
2 250 (4.66%) JBoss
3 249 (4.64%) Confluence
4 239 (4.45%) Apache
5 212 (3.95%) WebSphere
6 207 (3.86%) Elasticsearch
7 191 (3.56%) Apache Spark
8 186 (3.47%) WebLogic
9 81 (1.51%) Apache Solr
10 78 (1.45%) OpenStack
11 73 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 65 (1.21%) WildFly
13 61 (1.14%) Mule
14 57 (1.06%) Jetty
15 56 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
16 39 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
17 37 (0.69%) CMS
18 33 (0.61%) GemFire
18 33 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
19 31 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 15 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.13%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.056%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.037%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.019%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.019%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.019%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.019%) Pipeline Pilot
Business Applications
1 83 (1.55%) ION MarketView
2 29 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
3 18 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 12 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
5 8 (0.15%) R3 Corda
6 4 (0.075%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.056%) Kondor
7 3 (0.056%) OpenText Process Suite
8 2 (0.037%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 2 (0.037%) Loan IQ
8 2 (0.037%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 2 (0.037%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.037%) Postilion
8 2 (0.037%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.037%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.019%) BASE24
9 1 (0.019%) Endur
9 1 (0.019%) Lawson
9 1 (0.019%) Maximo
9 1 (0.019%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 608 (11.33%) Amazon AWS
2 194 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 118 (2.20%) GitHub
4 60 (1.12%) OpenShift
5 56 (1.04%) PaaS
6 53 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
7 50 (0.93%) Amazon S3
8 37 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
8 37 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
9 32 (0.60%) Serverless
10 31 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
10 31 (0.58%) npm
11 23 (0.43%) Slack
12 17 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
13 12 (0.22%) Google Play
13 12 (0.22%) SaaS
14 11 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
15 7 (0.13%) CloudFront
15 7 (0.13%) Heroku
15 7 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 156 (2.91%) HTTP
2 70 (1.30%) TCP/IP
3 57 (1.06%) Internet
4 36 (0.67%) SSL
5 27 (0.50%) SMS
6 23 (0.43%) FIX Connectivity
7 22 (0.41%) AMQP
8 15 (0.28%) FTP
9 13 (0.24%) Kerberos
9 13 (0.24%) LDAP
10 9 (0.17%) DSL
11 8 (0.15%) Firewall
12 7 (0.13%) Intranet
13 5 (0.093%) DNS
13 5 (0.093%) SSH
14 4 (0.075%) HTTPS
14 4 (0.075%) Wireshark
15 2 (0.037%) NetScaler
15 2 (0.037%) Network Security
15 2 (0.037%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 633 (11.79%) NoSQL
2 472 (8.79%) Relational Database
3 459 (8.55%) MongoDB
4 369 (6.88%) MySQL
5 330 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
6 298 (5.55%) Hadoop
7 283 (5.27%) Big Data
8 257 (4.79%) RDBMS
9 225 (4.19%) SQL Server
10 147 (2.74%) Apache Cassandra
11 139 (2.59%) HBase
12 125 (2.33%) Oracle Database
13 66 (1.23%) Redis
14 65 (1.21%) KDB
15 52 (0.97%) DB2
16 43 (0.80%) Apache Hive
17 34 (0.63%) Blockchain
18 29 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
19 28 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 27 (0.50%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1075 (20.03%) Git (software)
2 912 (16.99%) Maven
3 787 (14.66%) Jenkins
4 741 (13.81%) JUnit
5 442 (8.24%) JIRA
6 343 (6.39%) Subversion
7 334 (6.22%) Mockito
8 253 (4.71%) Cucumber
9 248 (4.62%) Gradle
10 236 (4.40%) Eclipse
11 217 (4.04%) IntelliJ
12 202 (3.76%) Selenium
13 179 (3.34%) TeamCity
14 148 (2.76%) Ant
15 105 (1.96%) NUnit
15 105 (1.96%) SonarQube
16 75 (1.40%) MSTest
17 69 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 69 (1.29%) Vagrant
18 68 (1.27%) SoapUI
General
1 1290 (24.04%) Finance
2 1186 (22.10%) Banking
3 678 (12.63%) Front Office
4 479 (8.92%) Investment Banking
5 124 (2.31%) Retail
6 113 (2.11%) Telecoms
7 105 (1.96%) Games
8 74 (1.38%) Marketing
9 62 (1.16%) Retail Banking
10 58 (1.08%) Manufacturing
11 57 (1.06%) Financial Institution
12 45 (0.84%) Electronics
13 29 (0.54%) Back Office
14 28 (0.52%) Publishing
15 25 (0.47%) Automotive
16 18 (0.34%) Advertising
17 15 (0.28%) French Language
18 11 (0.20%) Legal
19 9 (0.17%) Law
20 6 (0.11%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2310 (43.04%) Spring
2 1104 (20.57%) Web Services
3 1057 (19.69%) REST
4 984 (18.33%) Hibernate
5 867 (16.15%) HTML
6 843 (15.71%) RESTful
7 771 (14.37%) AngularJS
8 727 (13.55%) Spring Boot
9 608 (11.33%) CSS
10 588 (10.96%) J2EE
11 538 (10.02%) XML
12 537 (10.01%) JSON
13 481 (8.96%) SOAP
14 469 (8.74%) HTML5
15 411 (7.66%) JMS
16 374 (6.97%) Spring MVC
17 359 (6.69%) Node.js
18 352 (6.56%) Java EE
19 324 (6.04%) React
20 299 (5.57%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 378 (7.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 351 (6.54%) Greenfield Project
3 270 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
4 228 (4.25%) Equities
5 216 (4.02%) Fixed Income
6 211 (3.93%) Computer Science
7 185 (3.45%) Derivative
8 165 (3.07%) Data Structures
9 123 (2.29%) Algorithms
10 121 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
11 96 (1.79%) User Experience
12 93 (1.73%) Fintech
13 90 (1.68%) Equity Derivative
14 78 (1.45%) Virtual Team
15 73 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
16 71 (1.32%) N-Tier
17 60 (1.12%) Market Risk
18 46 (0.86%) Credit Risk
19 41 (0.76%) Mobile App
20 32 (0.60%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 790 (14.72%) Linux
2 533 (9.93%) Unix
3 117 (2.18%) Windows
4 81 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 71 (1.32%) Android
6 51 (0.95%) Mac OS X
7 49 (0.91%) VMS
8 35 (0.65%) Apple iOS
9 26 (0.48%) Solaris
9 26 (0.48%) Ubuntu
10 16 (0.30%) CentOS
11 13 (0.24%) Mac OS
11 13 (0.24%) Windows Server
12 8 (0.15%) CoreOS
13 7 (0.13%) AIX
13 7 (0.13%) Debian
14 5 (0.093%) HPUX
14 5 (0.093%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.075%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.075%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2939 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 1754 (32.68%) TDD
3 1058 (19.71%) Microservices
4 920 (17.14%) Scrum
5 814 (15.17%) BDD
6 811 (15.11%) Continuous Integration
7 751 (13.99%) Multithreading
8 708 (13.19%) OO
9 681 (12.69%) Test Automation
10 540 (10.06%) MVC
11 530 (9.88%) DevOps
12 499 (9.30%) Low Latency
13 434 (8.09%) Software Engineering
14 402 (7.49%) Electronic Trading
15 364 (6.78%) SDLC
16 362 (6.74%) Kanban
17 359 (6.69%) Open Source
18 349 (6.50%) Pair Programming
19 334 (6.22%) Unit Testing
20 298 (5.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5366 (99.98%) Java
2 1236 (23.03%) JavaScript
3 1198 (22.32%) SQL
4 400 (7.45%) Scala
5 351 (6.54%) Python
6 222 (4.14%) C#
7 175 (3.26%) Groovy
8 173 (3.22%) C++
9 152 (2.83%) PL/SQL
10 116 (2.16%) Ruby
11 102 (1.90%) Shell Script
12 73 (1.36%) Bash Shell
13 64 (1.19%) C
14 57 (1.06%) Go
15 56 (1.04%) ES6
16 48 (0.89%) Kotlin
17 45 (0.84%) JPQL
17 45 (0.84%) TypeScript
18 39 (0.73%) T-SQL
19 37 (0.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 324 (6.04%) Security Cleared
2 240 (4.47%) SC Cleared
3 234 (4.36%) Degree
4 68 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 42 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 36 (0.67%) PhD
7 35 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
8 33 (0.61%) Sun Certification
9 30 (0.56%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.13%) Master's Degree
11 6 (0.11%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.075%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.075%) PMP
13 3 (0.056%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.037%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.037%) ISEB
15 1 (0.019%) AWS Certification
15 1 (0.019%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (3.35%) QA
2 88 (1.64%) MiFID
3 15 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (0.17%) EMIR
4 9 (0.17%) GCP
5 7 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (0.093%) GDPR
7 4 (0.075%) HL7
7 4 (0.075%) SLA
8 3 (0.056%) WCAG
9 2 (0.037%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.019%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.019%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.019%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.019%) SEPA
System Software
1 586 (10.92%) Docker
2 44 (0.82%) HDFS
3 41 (0.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 14 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.11%) Varnish
5 6 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.093%) vSphere
7 3 (0.056%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.056%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.056%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.037%) GridGain
8 2 (0.037%) LXC
8 2 (0.037%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.037%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.019%) etcd
9 1 (0.019%) GeoWebCache
9 1 (0.019%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.019%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.019%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 242 (4.51%) Ansible
2 213 (3.97%) Puppet
3 162 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
4 144 (2.68%) Kubernetes
5 70 (1.30%) Kibana
6 47 (0.88%) Grafana
6 47 (0.88%) Terraform
7 32 (0.60%) logstash
8 28 (0.52%) Hadoop YARN
9 24 (0.45%) Cobbler
10 17 (0.32%) Consul
10 17 (0.32%) Prometheus
11 14 (0.26%) Rancher
12 12 (0.22%) Oozie
13 9 (0.17%) Zipkin
14 8 (0.15%) Control-M
14 8 (0.15%) Mesos
15 4 (0.075%) Galera Cluster
15 4 (0.075%) ITRS Geneos
15 4 (0.075%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 750 (13.97%) Oracle
2 178 (3.32%) TIBCO
3 151 (2.81%) Sybase
4 120 (2.24%) IBM
5 108 (2.01%) ION Trading
6 81 (1.51%) Google
7 80 (1.49%) Microsoft
8 72 (1.34%) Perforce
9 59 (1.10%) Atlassian
9 59 (1.10%) SAP
10 58 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
11 54 (1.01%) Red Hat
12 53 (0.99%) Splunk
13 49 (0.91%) Solace
14 45 (0.84%) MuleSoft
15 44 (0.82%) Bloomberg
16 41 (0.76%) hybris
17 38 (0.71%) AppDynamics
18 35 (0.65%) New Relic
19 34 (0.63%) Currenex