Period
to 16 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 37 40
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 5,238 4,650 4,557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.54% 5.32% 4.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.84% 5.60% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,090 3,546 3,582
England median daily rate £513 £488 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.13% +5.98% +2.22%
10th Percentile £375 £350 £325
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 34 27
England median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £21.25 £35.38 £30.90
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £54.90
UK median hourly rate £36.52 £42.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year -14.07% +0.59% +5.63%

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 89,702 83,014 96,750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.96% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,311 54,112 63,724
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,888 2,684 2,886
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.09 £18.70 £19.50
% change year-on-year -3.26% -4.13% +11.43%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +5 3,238 £550 +2.33% 619
South East +10 753 £450 +0.67% 165
North of England -4 690 £425 - 182
Yorkshire -2 315 £428 +1.79% 65
North West -12 304 £425 - 105
Midlands -3 237 £425 +1.19% 70
East of England -12 168 £475 +6.26% 93
South West -32 146 £425 +1.49% 53
West Midlands +15 135 £425 - 42
East Midlands -6 101 £425 +3.66% 27
North East +19 72 £400 +14.29% 12
Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 5,235 (99.94%) Java
2 2,826 (53.95%) Agile Software Development
3 2,418 (46.16%) Spring
4 1,828 (34.90%) Java 8
5 1,821 (34.77%) TDD
6 1,414 (27.00%) Microservices
7 1,051 (20.06%) JavaScript
8 1,041 (19.87%) Finance
9 1,040 (19.85%) Hibernate
9 1,040 (19.85%) Spring Boot
10 1,031 (19.68%) REST
11 1,023 (19.53%) Git (software)
12 993 (18.96%) Maven
13 945 (18.04%) RESTful
14 907 (17.32%) Web Services
15 897 (17.12%) Jenkins
16 891 (17.01%) Scrum
17 876 (16.72%) SQL
18 861 (16.44%) BDD
19 834 (15.92%) Banking
20 813 (15.52%) Amazon AWS
21 763 (14.57%) Docker
22 744 (14.20%) Continuous Integration
23 681 (13.00%) Linux
24 672 (12.83%) AngularJS
25 662 (12.64%) OO
26 643 (12.28%) HTML
27 632 (12.07%) DevOps
28 622 (11.87%) NoSQL
29 618 (11.80%) Oracle

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
1 398 (7.60%) Tomcat
2 294 (5.61%) Apache
3 248 (4.73%) WebSphere
4 236 (4.51%) Elasticsearch
5 184 (3.51%) Confluence
6 175 (3.34%) WebLogic
7 171 (3.26%) JBoss
8 169 (3.23%) Apache Spark
9 86 (1.64%) Mule
10 74 (1.41%) OpenStack
11 59 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 56 (1.07%) Jetty
12 56 (1.07%) WildFly
13 53 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
14 52 (0.99%) CMS
15 50 (0.95%) Apache Solr
16 36 (0.69%) Oracle Coherence
17 35 (0.67%) GlassFish
18 34 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
19 32 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.17%) GIMP
2 9 (0.17%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.11%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.038%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.019%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.019%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 70 (1.34%) ION MarketView
2 6 (0.11%) Global One
3 4 (0.076%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.057%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.057%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.038%) Endur
5 2 (0.038%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.038%) Postilion
5 2 (0.038%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.038%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.038%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.038%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.019%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.019%) Kondor
6 1 (0.019%) Magento
6 1 (0.019%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 813 (15.52%) Amazon AWS
2 202 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 104 (1.99%) GitHub
4 75 (1.43%) Amazon S3
5 53 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
6 48 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
7 41 (0.78%) Heroku
8 39 (0.74%) OpenShift
9 37 (0.71%) Serverless
10 35 (0.67%) PaaS
11 33 (0.63%) npm
12 28 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
13 24 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
14 23 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
14 23 (0.44%) SaaS
15 22 (0.42%) Slack
16 14 (0.27%) IaaS
17 10 (0.19%) Amazon Kinesis
18 8 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
19 7 (0.13%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 150 (2.86%) HTTP
2 73 (1.39%) TCP/IP
3 40 (0.76%) SSL
4 38 (0.73%) Kerberos
5 29 (0.55%) FTP
6 25 (0.48%) DNS
7 23 (0.44%) Internet
8 22 (0.42%) SMS
9 15 (0.29%) SSH
10 11 (0.21%) Firewall
11 10 (0.19%) AMQP
12 9 (0.17%) Skype
13 7 (0.13%) FIX Connectivity
14 6 (0.11%) Software-Defined Networking
15 5 (0.095%) Broadband
15 5 (0.095%) SMTP
15 5 (0.095%) SNMP
16 4 (0.076%) HTTPS
16 4 (0.076%) Network Security
16 4 (0.076%) RTMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 622 (11.87%) NoSQL
2 464 (8.86%) Relational Database
3 450 (8.59%) MongoDB
4 445 (8.50%) PostgreSQL
5 373 (7.12%) MySQL
6 330 (6.30%) Big Data
7 260 (4.96%) Hadoop
8 211 (4.03%) SQL Server
9 188 (3.59%) RDBMS
10 175 (3.34%) Apache Cassandra
11 117 (2.23%) HBase
12 101 (1.93%) Oracle Database
13 76 (1.45%) Redis
14 58 (1.11%) Neo4j
15 47 (0.90%) DB2
16 43 (0.82%) Couchbase
17 39 (0.74%) KDB
18 38 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 38 (0.73%) Blockchain
19 36 (0.69%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1,023 (19.53%) Git (software)
2 993 (18.96%) Maven
3 897 (17.12%) Jenkins
4 602 (11.49%) JUnit
5 361 (6.89%) JIRA
6 307 (5.86%) Mockito
7 304 (5.80%) Cucumber
8 267 (5.10%) Gradle
9 224 (4.28%) Subversion
10 215 (4.10%) Selenium
11 179 (3.42%) Eclipse
12 132 (2.52%) IntelliJ
13 113 (2.16%) SonarQube
14 85 (1.62%) Ant
15 81 (1.55%) NUnit
16 79 (1.51%) Bitbucket
17 74 (1.41%) MSTest
18 73 (1.39%) TeamCity
19 69 (1.32%) jMock
20 64 (1.22%) GitLab
General
1 1,041 (19.87%) Finance
2 834 (15.92%) Banking
3 514 (9.81%) Front Office
4 297 (5.67%) Investment Banking
5 115 (2.20%) Retail
6 113 (2.16%) Games
7 96 (1.83%) Telecoms
8 48 (0.92%) Marketing
9 35 (0.67%) Advertising
10 32 (0.61%) Electronics
10 32 (0.61%) Financial Institution
11 31 (0.59%) Back Office
11 31 (0.59%) Manufacturing
12 30 (0.57%) Publishing
13 29 (0.55%) Automotive
14 28 (0.53%) Retail Banking
15 23 (0.44%) Law
16 12 (0.23%) Billing
16 12 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
17 11 (0.21%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,418 (46.16%) Spring
2 1,040 (19.85%) Hibernate
2 1,040 (19.85%) Spring Boot
3 1,031 (19.68%) REST
4 945 (18.04%) RESTful
5 907 (17.32%) Web Services
6 672 (12.83%) AngularJS
7 643 (12.28%) HTML
8 605 (11.55%) J2EE
9 513 (9.79%) Kafka
10 468 (8.93%) CSS
11 465 (8.88%) SOAP
12 431 (8.23%) JSON
13 404 (7.71%) XML
14 378 (7.22%) JMS
15 373 (7.12%) Java EE
16 358 (6.83%) Node.js
17 325 (6.20%) React
18 297 (5.67%) HTML5
19 291 (5.56%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 403 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
2 293 (5.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 191 (3.65%) Computer Science
4 173 (3.30%) Derivative
5 163 (3.11%) Fixed Income
6 160 (3.05%) Algorithms
7 156 (2.98%) User Experience
8 155 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
9 137 (2.62%) Equities
10 122 (2.33%) Fintech
11 111 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
12 89 (1.70%) Data Structures
13 69 (1.32%) Mobile App
14 57 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
15 50 (0.95%) Hedge funds
16 49 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
17 47 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
18 38 (0.73%) Credit Risk
19 28 (0.53%) Virtual Team
20 19 (0.36%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 681 (13.00%) Linux
2 489 (9.34%) Unix
3 81 (1.55%) Android
3 81 (1.55%) Windows
4 51 (0.97%) Mac OS X
5 46 (0.88%) Apple iOS
6 40 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 40 (0.76%) VMS
7 29 (0.55%) Ubuntu
8 13 (0.25%) CentOS
9 10 (0.19%) AIX
9 10 (0.19%) Solaris
10 8 (0.15%) Mac OS
11 6 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (0.095%) HPUX
13 2 (0.038%) Debian
13 2 (0.038%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.038%) Windows Server
13 2 (0.038%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,826 (53.95%) Agile Software Development
2 1,821 (34.77%) TDD
3 1,414 (27.00%) Microservices
4 891 (17.01%) Scrum
5 861 (16.44%) BDD
6 744 (14.20%) Continuous Integration
7 662 (12.64%) OO
8 632 (12.07%) DevOps
9 597 (11.40%) Test Automation
10 528 (10.08%) Multithreading
11 465 (8.88%) Software Engineering
12 405 (7.73%) Low Latency
13 396 (7.56%) Kanban
14 388 (7.41%) MVC
15 346 (6.61%) Pair Programming
16 329 (6.28%) Electronic Trading
17 322 (6.15%) Open Source
18 304 (5.80%) E-Commerce
19 284 (5.42%) Unit Testing
20 255 (4.87%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5,235 (99.94%) Java
2 1,828 (34.90%) Java 8
3 1,051 (20.06%) JavaScript
4 876 (16.72%) SQL
5 364 (6.95%) Scala
6 260 (4.96%) Python
7 186 (3.55%) Groovy
8 125 (2.39%) C#
9 106 (2.02%) PL/SQL
10 104 (1.99%) C++
11 103 (1.97%) Kotlin
12 95 (1.81%) Shell Script
13 92 (1.76%) TypeScript
14 87 (1.66%) Bash Shell
15 75 (1.43%) Ruby
16 67 (1.28%) C
17 65 (1.24%) ES6
18 56 (1.07%) PHP
19 49 (0.94%) Clojure
19 49 (0.94%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 396 (7.56%) Security Cleared
2 302 (5.77%) SC Cleared
3 269 (5.14%) Degree
4 96 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
5 39 (0.74%) DV Cleared
6 38 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
6 38 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
7 36 (0.69%) Master's Degree
8 12 (0.23%) AWS Certification
9 11 (0.21%) BC Cleared
10 8 (0.15%) DBS Check
11 6 (0.11%) PhD
12 5 (0.095%) HND
13 4 (0.076%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.076%) ISEB
13 4 (0.076%) Sun Certification
14 3 (0.057%) ISTQB
15 2 (0.038%) OCPJP
16 1 (0.019%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 1 (0.019%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (1.89%) QA
2 26 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 20 (0.38%) GCP
4 18 (0.34%) GDPR
5 15 (0.29%) PMO
6 11 (0.21%) MiFID
6 11 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.19%) EMIR
8 9 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
9 7 (0.13%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.11%) SEPA
11 5 (0.095%) SLA
12 3 (0.057%) ISO 20022
12 3 (0.057%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 1 (0.019%) HL7
13 1 (0.019%) IFRS
13 1 (0.019%) IFRS 9
13 1 (0.019%) WAI
System Software
1 763 (14.57%) Docker
2 71 (1.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 53 (1.01%) HDFS
4 29 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 25 (0.48%) vSphere
6 16 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.17%) Active Directory
8 3 (0.057%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.038%) Platform Symphony
10 1 (0.019%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.019%) vCloud
10 1 (0.019%) Xen
Systems Management
1 213 (4.07%) Kubernetes
2 206 (3.93%) Ansible
3 183 (3.49%) Puppet
4 152 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
5 141 (2.69%) Terraform
6 70 (1.34%) Hadoop YARN
7 36 (0.69%) Grafana
8 27 (0.52%) Kibana
9 25 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
9 25 (0.48%) Mesos
10 23 (0.44%) logstash
10 23 (0.44%) Prometheus
11 18 (0.34%) Rancher
12 16 (0.31%) HP ALM
13 15 (0.29%) Cobbler
14 13 (0.25%) Marathon
15 12 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
16 11 (0.21%) Business Desktop Deployment
16 11 (0.21%) Consul
16 11 (0.21%) Oozie
Vendors
1 618 (11.80%) Oracle
2 94 (1.79%) IBM
3 88 (1.68%) TIBCO
4 87 (1.66%) Google
5 84 (1.60%) Sybase
6 71 (1.36%) ION Trading
7 56 (1.07%) Microsoft
8 54 (1.03%) MuleSoft
9 44 (0.84%) Splunk
10 38 (0.73%) Atlassian
11 37 (0.71%) Red Hat
12 35 (0.67%) VMware
13 34 (0.65%) Adobe
14 30 (0.57%) SAP
15 29 (0.55%) hybris
16 28 (0.53%) Hortonworks
16 28 (0.53%) WSO2
17 27 (0.52%) Perforce
18 25 (0.48%) AppDynamics
19 22 (0.42%) webMethods