Period
to 27 September 2020

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 27 September 2020.

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
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 43 59 37
Rank change year-on-year +16 -22 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 1,289 3,116 5,419
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 5.08% 3.89% 5.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.49% 4.12% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,058 2,379 4,326
Median daily rate £550 £540 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.85% +5.37% +2.50%
10th Percentile £400 £406 £388
90th Percentile £750 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £545 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +3.81% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 27
Median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +11.11% +9.36%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -26.32% +5.56% +9.36%

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 23,480 75,552 88,787
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.52% 94.21% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,018 50,192 59,095
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 916 2,517 2,816
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +11.11% -3.74%
10th Percentile £11.63 £11.17 £11.05
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.30 £48.75
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £17.51
% change year-on-year +50.00% +14.25% -7.87%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Java Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in England

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Java Developer in England.

Daily rate trend for Java Developer in England

Java Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Java Developer in England over the 6 months to 27 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Java Developer in England

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Java Developer in England.

Hourly rate trend 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 27 September 2020. 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 +16 967 £600 +4.35% 231
North of England +4 110 £505 +9.78% 54
South West +35 63 £525 +16.67% 36
Yorkshire +17 60 £523 +10.00% 10
East of England +32 57 £500 +5.26% 15
South East +8 49 £463 -2.63% 60
North West -5 43 £500 +14.29% 30
Midlands -6 26 £413 -8.33% 34
West Midlands -2 14 £427 -5.22% 29
East Midlands +25 12 £315 -30.00% 5
North East +24 7 £445 -5.82% 14
Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 September 2020, 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 1,288 (99.92%) Java
2 673 (52.21%) Agile Software Development
3 502 (38.94%) Microservices
4 501 (38.87%) Spring
5 450 (34.91%) AWS
6 430 (33.36%) Finance
7 380 (29.48%) Banking
8 370 (28.70%) Java 8
9 344 (26.69%) Docker
10 332 (25.76%) TDD
11 305 (23.66%) Kubernetes
12 298 (23.12%) Front Office
13 270 (20.95%) Spring Boot
14 264 (20.48%) Web Services
14 264 (20.48%) Azure
15 256 (19.86%) SQL
16 218 (16.91%) Fixed Income
17 217 (16.83%) Investment Banking
18 213 (16.52%) Software Engineering
18 213 (16.52%) DevOps
19 209 (16.21%) Jenkins
20 202 (15.67%) BDD
21 197 (15.28%) Git (software)
22 191 (14.82%) Maven
23 181 (14.04%) Test Automation
24 179 (13.89%) Multithreading
25 178 (13.81%) Linux
26 175 (13.58%) Oracle
27 168 (13.03%) Security Cleared
28 158 (12.26%) Python

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 68 (5.28%) Apache
2 67 (5.20%) Mule
3 55 (4.27%) Red Hat Fuse
4 45 (3.49%) Apache Spark
4 45 (3.49%) Confluence
5 34 (2.64%) JBoss
6 32 (2.48%) WebLogic
7 30 (2.33%) Oracle Service Bus
8 28 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
8 28 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 18 (1.40%) Tomcat
10 16 (1.24%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.78%) AquaLogic
12 9 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
13 7 (0.54%) Apache ServiceMix
13 7 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.39%) Anypoint
14 5 (0.39%) CICS
14 5 (0.39%) CMS
15 3 (0.23%) Moodle
Applications
1 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (0.31%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 20 (1.55%) ION MarketView
2 11 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.23%) RMDS
4 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.078%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.078%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.078%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.078%) SunGard Martini
5 1 (0.078%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 450 (34.91%) AWS
2 264 (20.48%) Azure
3 125 (9.70%) GCP
4 79 (6.13%) Serverless
5 75 (5.82%) Amazon ECS
5 75 (5.82%) AWS Lambda
6 55 (4.27%) Apigee
7 44 (3.41%) Amazon EC2
7 44 (3.41%) OpenShift
8 39 (3.03%) Amazon S3
9 34 (2.64%) Amazon SQS
10 24 (1.86%) AWS CloudFormation
11 20 (1.55%) GitHub
12 9 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (0.62%) AWS Fargate
14 7 (0.54%) Amazon Kinesis
14 7 (0.54%) Boomi
15 5 (0.39%) SaaS
16 4 (0.31%) AWS Step Functions
16 4 (0.31%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.33%) HTTP
2 27 (2.09%) SSL
3 26 (2.02%) HTTPS
4 7 (0.54%) FIX Connectivity
4 7 (0.54%) FTP
5 6 (0.47%) Skype
6 5 (0.39%) Internet
7 2 (0.16%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.078%) DNS
8 1 (0.078%) Firewall
8 1 (0.078%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.078%) Tactical Data Link
8 1 (0.078%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (11.09%) SQL Server
2 130 (10.09%) MongoDB
3 114 (8.84%) MySQL
4 95 (7.37%) PostgreSQL
5 94 (7.29%) Relational Database
6 84 (6.52%) NoSQL
7 63 (4.89%) Amazon Redshift
8 38 (2.95%) Amazon RDS
9 33 (2.56%) RDBMS
10 27 (2.09%) Apache Cassandra
10 27 (2.09%) Oracle Database
11 26 (2.02%) Hadoop
12 23 (1.78%) Amazon Aurora
12 23 (1.78%) Hazelcast
13 13 (1.01%) Big Data
13 13 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
14 11 (0.85%) Redis
15 10 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
16 9 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 209 (16.21%) Jenkins
2 197 (15.28%) Git (software)
3 191 (14.82%) Maven
4 104 (8.07%) JUnit
5 88 (6.83%) Mockito
6 73 (5.66%) Artifactory
7 72 (5.59%) GitLab
8 61 (4.73%) JIRA
9 53 (4.11%) Cucumber
10 46 (3.57%) Gradle
11 38 (2.95%) Subversion
12 28 (2.17%) SonarQube
13 22 (1.71%) jMock
13 22 (1.71%) RStudio
13 22 (1.71%) Selenium
14 15 (1.16%) Eclipse
15 13 (1.01%) IntelliJ
16 12 (0.93%) DbUnit
17 11 (0.85%) Hudson
17 11 (0.85%) WebDriver
General
1 430 (33.36%) Finance
2 380 (29.48%) Banking
3 298 (23.12%) Front Office
4 217 (16.83%) Investment Banking
5 124 (9.62%) Public Sector
6 36 (2.79%) Manufacturing
6 36 (2.79%) Marketing
6 36 (2.79%) Telecoms
7 35 (2.72%) Electronics
8 28 (2.17%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.70%) Advertising
9 9 (0.70%) Back Office
10 8 (0.62%) Retail
11 7 (0.54%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.23%) French Language
12 3 (0.23%) Police
13 2 (0.16%) Games
13 2 (0.16%) Law
13 2 (0.16%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 501 (38.87%) Spring
2 270 (20.95%) Spring Boot
3 264 (20.48%) Web Services
4 151 (11.71%) REST
5 131 (10.16%) RESTful
6 127 (9.85%) Kafka
7 118 (9.15%) AngularJS
8 116 (9.00%) J2EE
9 112 (8.69%) Apache Camel
10 97 (7.53%) Middleware
11 87 (6.75%) SOAP
12 80 (6.21%) HTML
13 79 (6.13%) Hibernate
14 78 (6.05%) XML
15 77 (5.97%) React
16 69 (5.35%) Swagger
17 67 (5.20%) gRPC
18 65 (5.04%) ActiveMQ
19 63 (4.89%) JMS
19 63 (4.89%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 218 (16.91%) Fixed Income
2 130 (10.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 106 (8.22%) Derivative
4 97 (7.53%) Equities
5 81 (6.28%) Greenfield Project
6 79 (6.13%) Hedge funds
7 43 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
8 35 (2.72%) Data Structures
9 34 (2.64%) Algorithms
10 25 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.09%) Pricing Data
11 14 (1.09%) Virtual Team
12 13 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
12 13 (1.01%) Public Cloud
13 12 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
14 11 (0.85%) Credit Risk
14 11 (0.85%) Mobile App
15 9 (0.70%) Credit Derivative
15 9 (0.70%) Reference Data
16 7 (0.54%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 178 (13.81%) Linux
2 123 (9.54%) Unix
3 59 (4.58%) Mac OS X
4 10 (0.78%) Windows
5 9 (0.70%) Android
6 6 (0.47%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.31%) zOS
8 1 (0.078%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.078%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.078%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.078%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 673 (52.21%) Agile Software Development
2 502 (38.94%) Microservices
3 332 (25.76%) TDD
4 213 (16.52%) DevOps
4 213 (16.52%) Software Engineering
5 202 (15.67%) BDD
6 181 (14.04%) Test Automation
7 179 (13.89%) Multithreading
8 137 (10.63%) Scrum
9 131 (10.16%) Asset Management
10 127 (9.85%) Electronic Trading
11 108 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
11 108 (8.38%) Low Latency
11 108 (8.38%) Pair Programming
12 103 (7.99%) Problem-Solving
13 95 (7.37%) OO
14 93 (7.21%) SDLC
15 77 (5.97%) Continuous Deployment
16 73 (5.66%) Web Development
17 71 (5.51%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 1,288 (99.92%) Java
2 370 (28.70%) Java 8
3 256 (19.86%) SQL
4 158 (12.26%) Python
5 139 (10.78%) JavaScript
6 80 (6.21%) Scala
7 54 (4.19%) Kotlin
8 40 (3.10%) C#
9 39 (3.03%) C++
10 36 (2.79%) T-SQL
11 31 (2.40%) R
12 27 (2.09%) TypeScript
13 26 (2.02%) Shell Script
13 26 (2.02%) XPath
14 22 (1.71%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.70%) C
15 9 (0.70%) Groovy
16 8 (0.62%) COBOL
17 7 (0.54%) VBA
18 6 (0.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 168 (13.03%) Security Cleared
2 133 (10.32%) SC Cleared
3 48 (3.72%) Degree
4 25 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (1.78%) DV Cleared
6 20 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
7 14 (1.09%) DBS Check
8 12 (0.93%) Numerate Degree
9 8 (0.62%) OCPJP
9 8 (0.62%) Sun Certification
10 4 (0.31%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.31%) PhD
11 2 (0.16%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (1.63%) QA
2 7 (0.54%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.16%) MiFID
4 1 (0.078%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.078%) GDPR
4 1 (0.078%) Good Clinical Practice
4 1 (0.078%) PMO
4 1 (0.078%) WCAG
System Software
1 344 (26.69%) Docker
2 5 (0.39%) Postfix
2 5 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.39%) vSphere
3 2 (0.16%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.078%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 305 (23.66%) Kubernetes
2 45 (3.49%) Terraform
3 27 (2.09%) Prometheus
4 20 (1.55%) Zipkin
5 18 (1.40%) Ansible
6 11 (0.85%) Kibana
7 10 (0.78%) Grafana
8 5 (0.39%) logstash
8 5 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.39%) Puppet
9 4 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.23%) linkerd
10 3 (0.23%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 3 (0.23%) Rundeck
11 2 (0.16%) Consul
11 2 (0.16%) TeamSite
11 2 (0.16%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.078%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.078%) Istio
Vendors
1 175 (13.58%) Oracle
2 76 (5.90%) Google
3 43 (3.34%) SAP
4 40 (3.10%) ION Trading
5 34 (2.64%) Sybase
6 28 (2.17%) Talend
7 24 (1.86%) WSO2
8 22 (1.71%) MuleSoft
9 21 (1.63%) BEA
10 18 (1.40%) Atlassian
11 16 (1.24%) webMethods
12 15 (1.16%) Bloomberg
13 13 (1.01%) TIBCO
14 11 (0.85%) IBM
15 9 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
16 8 (0.62%) Databricks
16 8 (0.62%) Murex
16 8 (0.62%) Sun
17 7 (0.54%) Confluent
17 7 (0.54%) Jitterbit