Period
to 14 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 63 34 34
Rank change year-on-year -29 0 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 2,709 5,669 5,406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.52% 5.94% 5.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.75% 6.27% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,067 4,476 4,186
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £406 £400 £363
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 32 31
England median hourly rate £43.75 £45.00 £41.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +9.36% +9.73%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £35.50
90th Percentile £60.20 £54.88 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £45.00 £41.15
% change year-on-year -20.00% +9.36% +8.29%

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 72,292 90,424 89,899
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.05% 94.78% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,936 60,454 59,822
England median daily rate £473 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +2.78% +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,601 2,799 2,664
England median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £18.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.41% -1.02% +3.83%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.89
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.80 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £19.71 £18.06 £18.70
% change year-on-year +9.15% -3.44% +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 2019.

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 2019.

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 2019. 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 -24 1,807 £575 +4.55% 524
North of England -31 301 £463 +8.82% 108
South East -94 237 £463 -7.50% 96
South West -13 162 £450 +5.88% 52
Yorkshire -16 144 £475 +8.57% 38
North West -41 136 £444 +4.41% 56
Midlands -39 124 £463 +2.78% 60
West Midlands -26 87 £463 +2.78% 35
East of England -66 68 £463 -9.31% 46
East Midlands -37 36 £450 +6.64% 25
North East -26 20 £473 +18.13% 14
Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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 2,707 (99.93%) Java
2 1,557 (57.48%) Agile Software Development
3 1,237 (45.66%) Spring
4 1,080 (39.87%) Microservices
5 934 (34.48%) TDD
6 820 (30.27%) Java 8
7 711 (26.25%) Finance
8 665 (24.55%) AWS
9 634 (23.40%) Spring Boot
10 575 (21.23%) JavaScript
11 567 (20.93%) Docker
12 480 (17.72%) SQL
13 459 (16.94%) Web Services
14 454 (16.76%) Scrum
15 441 (16.28%) Banking
16 432 (15.95%) AngularJS
17 430 (15.87%) Jenkins
18 426 (15.73%) Git (software)
19 421 (15.54%) BDD
20 407 (15.02%) RESTful
21 403 (14.88%) REST
22 376 (13.88%) DevOps
23 355 (13.10%) JUnit
24 340 (12.55%) Maven
24 340 (12.55%) Kafka
25 334 (12.33%) Hibernate
26 315 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
27 311 (11.48%) HTML
28 299 (11.04%) Software Engineering
28 299 (11.04%) Kubernetes

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
1 115 (4.25%) Apache
2 109 (4.02%) Confluence
3 93 (3.43%) Tomcat
4 79 (2.92%) Elasticsearch
5 69 (2.55%) Apache Spark
6 55 (2.03%) JBoss
7 33 (1.22%) WebLogic
8 29 (1.07%) WebSphere
9 26 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 25 (0.92%) CMS
11 23 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
11 23 (0.85%) Jetty
12 22 (0.81%) Apache Solr
13 12 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
14 11 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 10 (0.37%) Mule
16 9 (0.33%) Camunda
17 8 (0.30%) Magnolia
18 7 (0.26%) OpenStack
18 7 (0.26%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 12 (0.44%) GIMP
1 12 (0.44%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.037%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.037%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.037%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.037%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (0.78%) ION MarketView
2 9 (0.33%) FINCAD Analytics
3 8 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.30%) PolarLake
4 6 (0.22%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
6 4 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.15%) R3 Corda
6 4 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
6 4 (0.15%) Temenos T24
6 4 (0.15%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.074%) Magento
9 1 (0.037%) CSG Singleview
9 1 (0.037%) Fredhopper
9 1 (0.037%) Kondor
9 1 (0.037%) Oracle AML
9 1 (0.037%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 665 (24.55%) AWS
2 176 (6.50%) Azure
3 126 (4.65%) Amazon EC2
4 93 (3.43%) Amazon SQS
5 90 (3.32%) Serverless
6 79 (2.92%) GCP
7 72 (2.66%) AWS Lambda
8 69 (2.55%) Amazon S3
9 59 (2.18%) OpenShift
10 54 (1.99%) GitHub
11 45 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
12 31 (1.14%) PaaS
13 24 (0.89%) Amazon ECS
14 23 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
15 17 (0.63%) Amazon Kinesis
16 16 (0.59%) SaaS
17 13 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 12 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 12 (0.44%) AWS Step Functions
18 12 (0.44%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 72 (2.66%) HTTP
2 33 (1.22%) TCP/IP
3 26 (0.96%) FTP
4 21 (0.78%) SSL
5 18 (0.66%) Internet
6 17 (0.63%) Multicast
7 12 (0.44%) DNS
8 11 (0.41%) HTTPS
9 10 (0.37%) Kerberos
10 4 (0.15%) Firewall
10 4 (0.15%) FIX Connectivity
11 3 (0.11%) VoIP
12 2 (0.074%) CTI
12 2 (0.074%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (0.074%) SSH
12 2 (0.074%) Unified Communications
13 1 (0.037%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (8.56%) NoSQL
2 215 (7.94%) PostgreSQL
3 185 (6.83%) MongoDB
4 168 (6.20%) MySQL
5 155 (5.72%) Relational Database
6 122 (4.50%) SQL Server
7 93 (3.43%) Big Data
8 83 (3.06%) Hadoop
9 82 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
10 81 (2.99%) RDBMS
11 78 (2.88%) Apache Cassandra
12 63 (2.33%) Oracle Database
13 48 (1.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 37 (1.37%) Redis
15 36 (1.33%) Amazon Aurora
15 36 (1.33%) DB2
16 35 (1.29%) HBase
17 24 (0.89%) Amazon Redshift
18 19 (0.70%) Couchbase
19 18 (0.66%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 430 (15.87%) Jenkins
2 426 (15.73%) Git (software)
3 355 (13.10%) JUnit
4 340 (12.55%) Maven
5 240 (8.86%) Mockito
6 173 (6.39%) JIRA
7 146 (5.39%) Cucumber
8 107 (3.95%) Selenium
9 98 (3.62%) Gradle
9 98 (3.62%) SonarQube
10 74 (2.73%) jMock
11 71 (2.62%) DbUnit
12 70 (2.58%) Subversion
13 54 (1.99%) Bitbucket
14 53 (1.96%) Eclipse
15 51 (1.88%) TeamCity
16 50 (1.85%) Ant
17 47 (1.73%) IntelliJ
18 40 (1.48%) GitLab
19 35 (1.29%) RStudio
General
1 711 (26.25%) Finance
2 441 (16.28%) Banking
3 290 (10.71%) Front Office
4 179 (6.61%) Investment Banking
5 141 (5.20%) Public Sector
6 41 (1.51%) Retail
7 40 (1.48%) Marketing
8 33 (1.22%) Manufacturing
9 31 (1.14%) Telecoms
10 26 (0.96%) Electronics
11 25 (0.92%) Games
12 24 (0.89%) Financial Institution
13 21 (0.78%) Retail Banking
14 12 (0.44%) Advertising
14 12 (0.44%) Publishing
15 8 (0.30%) Law
15 8 (0.30%) Legal
16 7 (0.26%) Automotive
17 5 (0.18%) Back Office
18 3 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,237 (45.66%) Spring
2 634 (23.40%) Spring Boot
3 459 (16.94%) Web Services
4 432 (15.95%) AngularJS
5 407 (15.02%) RESTful
6 403 (14.88%) REST
7 340 (12.55%) Kafka
8 334 (12.33%) Hibernate
9 311 (11.48%) HTML
10 271 (10.00%) J2EE
11 252 (9.30%) React
12 237 (8.75%) CSS
13 233 (8.60%) SOAP
14 220 (8.12%) Node.js
15 167 (6.16%) JSON
16 165 (6.09%) XML
17 146 (5.39%) HTML5
18 119 (4.39%) JPA
19 103 (3.80%) RabbitMQ
20 96 (3.54%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 274 (10.11%) Greenfield Project
2 169 (6.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 146 (5.39%) Derivative
4 143 (5.28%) Equities
5 128 (4.72%) Fixed Income
6 95 (3.51%) Data Structures
7 72 (2.66%) Algorithms
7 72 (2.66%) Analytical Skills
8 69 (2.55%) Equity Derivative
9 67 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
9 67 (2.47%) User Experience
10 52 (1.92%) Virtual Team
11 30 (1.11%) Mobile App
11 30 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
12 23 (0.85%) Credit Risk
12 23 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
12 23 (0.85%) Pricing Data
13 19 (0.70%) Market Risk
14 18 (0.66%) Public Cloud
15 17 (0.63%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 257 (9.49%) Linux
2 182 (6.72%) Unix
3 47 (1.73%) Windows
4 30 (1.11%) Mac OS X
5 23 (0.85%) Android
6 16 (0.59%) CentOS
7 14 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (0.52%) Ubuntu
8 10 (0.37%) Mac OS
9 6 (0.22%) Debian
10 5 (0.18%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.074%) VMS
12 1 (0.037%) AIX
12 1 (0.037%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.037%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,557 (57.48%) Agile Software Development
2 1,080 (39.87%) Microservices
3 934 (34.48%) TDD
4 454 (16.76%) Scrum
5 421 (15.54%) BDD
6 376 (13.88%) DevOps
7 315 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
8 299 (11.04%) Software Engineering
9 266 (9.82%) Test Automation
10 253 (9.34%) OO
11 241 (8.90%) Multithreading
12 198 (7.31%) Pair Programming
13 182 (6.72%) Open Source
14 177 (6.53%) Kanban
15 172 (6.35%) Fintech
15 172 (6.35%) Low Latency
16 159 (5.87%) Unit Testing
17 133 (4.91%) Analytics
18 127 (4.69%) Continuous Delivery
18 127 (4.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2,707 (99.93%) Java
2 820 (30.27%) Java 8
3 575 (21.23%) JavaScript
4 480 (17.72%) SQL
5 260 (9.60%) Python
6 132 (4.87%) Scala
7 102 (3.77%) TypeScript
8 93 (3.43%) C++
9 85 (3.14%) C#
10 83 (3.06%) ES6
11 77 (2.84%) Kotlin
12 60 (2.21%) R
13 54 (1.99%) PL/SQL
14 43 (1.59%) Shell Script
15 39 (1.44%) Groovy
16 38 (1.40%) C
17 33 (1.22%) Bash Shell
17 33 (1.22%) Ruby
18 30 (1.11%) Clojure
19 21 (0.78%) Go
Qualifications
1 281 (10.37%) Security Cleared
2 226 (8.34%) SC Cleared
3 100 (3.69%) Degree
4 43 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 32 (1.18%) DV Cleared
6 18 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
7 13 (0.48%) AWS Certification
8 12 (0.44%) Sun Certification
9 8 (0.30%) DBS Check
9 8 (0.30%) Master's Degree
10 7 (0.26%) OCPJP
11 5 (0.18%) ISEB
11 5 (0.18%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.074%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.074%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.074%) MBA
12 2 (0.074%) Numerate Degree
13 1 (0.037%) CISA
13 1 (0.037%) CISM
13 1 (0.037%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (1.77%) QA
2 10 (0.37%) MiFID
3 8 (0.30%) WCAG
4 6 (0.22%) GDPR
5 5 (0.18%) EMIR
5 5 (0.18%) SEPA
6 4 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.074%) HL7
9 1 (0.037%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.037%) PSD2
System Software
1 567 (20.93%) Docker
2 36 (1.33%) Postfix
3 31 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (1.14%) vSphere
4 8 (0.30%) HDFS
5 6 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.15%) GridGain
7 3 (0.11%) OpenAM
7 3 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.074%) Active Directory
8 2 (0.074%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.037%) Firmware
9 1 (0.037%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.037%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 299 (11.04%) Kubernetes
2 94 (3.47%) Terraform
3 79 (2.92%) Ansible
4 29 (1.07%) Puppet
5 17 (0.63%) Grafana
5 17 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (0.52%) Kibana
7 12 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
8 10 (0.37%) Cobbler
8 10 (0.37%) linkerd
8 10 (0.37%) logstash
8 10 (0.37%) Prometheus
9 9 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
10 7 (0.26%) Istio
10 7 (0.26%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 6 (0.22%) Consul
12 5 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 3 (0.11%) Mesos
14 2 (0.074%) Nagios
14 2 (0.074%) Oozie
Vendors
1 258 (9.52%) Oracle
2 75 (2.77%) Google
3 59 (2.18%) Sybase
4 38 (1.40%) VMware
5 33 (1.22%) MuleSoft
6 30 (1.11%) SAP
6 30 (1.11%) TIBCO
7 27 (1.00%) Red Hat
8 21 (0.78%) ION Trading
8 21 (0.78%) Microsoft
9 19 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
10 17 (0.63%) Atlassian
11 16 (0.59%) IBM
11 16 (0.59%) WSO2
12 15 (0.55%) Solace
13 14 (0.52%) BEA
14 13 (0.48%) webMethods
15 11 (0.41%) Sun
16 10 (0.37%) Adobe
16 10 (0.37%) NetIQ