Period
to 18 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 August 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 Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 418 348 432
Rank change year-on-year -70 +84 +61
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 430 685 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.73% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.77% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 502 346
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £425 £400 £346
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £550 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 17
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% -18.10% +39.07%
10th Percentile £38.25 £40.65 £35.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.50 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year -1.16% -18.10% +40.00%

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 77,729 89,213 84,480
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.29% 94.81% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,604 59,046 55,269
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £269 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,553 2,846 2,568
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.09% -0.98% -1.66%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £19.81 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +10.03% -3.74% -1.58%

Java Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Engineer in England

Java Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java Engineer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Engineer in England

Java Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Engineer in England over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Engineer in England

Java Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Engineer in England

Java Engineer
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 Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 18 August 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 -54 288 £585 +6.36% 125
South East -30 42 £450 -5.26% 23
South West -10 34 £525 +19.32% 22
North of England -39 29 £475 +5.56% 27
East of England +31 23 £540 +13.68% 17
Midlands +36 14 £513 -6.82% 10
Yorkshire -15 14 £475 +5.56% 11
North West -17 10 £450 -5.26% 15
West Midlands +18 7 £475 -13.64% 7
East Midlands - 7 £525 - 3
North East +22 5 £495 +23.75% 1
Java Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, Java Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 429 (99.77%) Java
2 187 (43.49%) Agile Software Development
3 177 (41.16%) Software Engineering
4 155 (36.05%) Amazon AWS
5 144 (33.49%) DevOps
6 134 (31.16%) Microservices
7 133 (30.93%) Docker
8 111 (25.81%) Finance
9 110 (25.58%) Spring
10 101 (23.49%) Python
11 86 (20.00%) TDD
12 83 (19.30%) Kubernetes
13 82 (19.07%) Jenkins
14 81 (18.84%) Linux
15 78 (18.14%) JavaScript
16 74 (17.21%) Web Services
17 72 (16.74%) SQL
18 68 (15.81%) Scrum
18 68 (15.81%) Java 8
19 66 (15.35%) Git (software)
20 65 (15.12%) Test Automation
21 63 (14.65%) Continuous Integration
22 60 (13.95%) Kafka
23 56 (13.02%) Spring Boot
24 53 (12.33%) Terraform
25 52 (12.09%) RESTful
26 51 (11.86%) Oracle
26 51 (11.86%) Serverless
26 51 (11.86%) Ansible
27 50 (11.63%) Banking

Java Engineer 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 40 (9.30%) Apache Spark
2 36 (8.37%) Apache
3 19 (4.42%) Confluence
4 13 (3.02%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (2.79%) Tomcat
6 11 (2.56%) JBoss
7 7 (1.63%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.16%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.70%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.47%) Apache Qpid
10 2 (0.47%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.47%) GeoServer
10 2 (0.47%) Luigi
10 2 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.47%) WildFly
11 1 (0.23%) Jetty
11 1 (0.23%) nginx
11 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.70%) PolarLake
3 1 (0.23%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 155 (36.05%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (11.86%) Serverless
3 47 (10.93%) AWS Lambda
4 41 (9.53%) Amazon EC2
5 40 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
6 35 (8.14%) Amazon S3
7 30 (6.98%) AWS CloudFormation
7 30 (6.98%) Google Cloud Platform
8 21 (4.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 19 (4.42%) GitHub
10 12 (2.79%) Amazon SQS
11 9 (2.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (1.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (1.40%) Amazon ECS
12 6 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (1.40%) npm
12 6 (1.40%) PaaS
13 5 (1.16%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (1.16%) Datadog
13 5 (1.16%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.93%) HTTP
2 3 (0.70%) MQTT
2 3 (0.70%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.47%) BGP
3 2 (0.47%) Firewall
3 2 (0.47%) Internet
3 2 (0.47%) MPLS
3 2 (0.47%) Multicast
3 2 (0.47%) Network Security
4 1 (0.23%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.23%) DHCP
4 1 (0.23%) DNS
4 1 (0.23%) FTP
4 1 (0.23%) IPsec
4 1 (0.23%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.23%) Modbus
4 1 (0.23%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (10.70%) PostgreSQL
2 42 (9.77%) Hadoop
3 41 (9.53%) MySQL
4 38 (8.84%) Big Data
5 36 (8.37%) SQL Server
6 33 (7.67%) Relational Database
7 32 (7.44%) NoSQL
8 26 (6.05%) MongoDB
8 26 (6.05%) RDBMS
9 25 (5.81%) Amazon RDS
9 25 (5.81%) Amazon Redshift
10 16 (3.72%) Apache Cassandra
11 14 (3.26%) Apache Hive
12 12 (2.79%) Amazon Aurora
12 12 (2.79%) HBase
13 10 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 10 (2.33%) BigQuery
14 8 (1.86%) Oracle Database
15 7 (1.63%) Amazon Athena
16 6 (1.40%) Flink
Development Applications
1 82 (19.07%) Jenkins
2 66 (15.35%) Git (software)
3 41 (9.53%) Maven
4 37 (8.60%) Cucumber
5 34 (7.91%) JIRA
5 34 (7.91%) Selenium
6 24 (5.58%) Gradle
7 22 (5.12%) JUnit
8 14 (3.26%) NetBeans
9 13 (3.02%) Bitbucket
9 13 (3.02%) Sonatype Nexus
10 12 (2.79%) GitLab
10 12 (2.79%) Subversion
11 10 (2.33%) JMeter
12 8 (1.86%) IntelliJ
12 8 (1.86%) Mockito
13 6 (1.40%) Artifactory
13 6 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (1.40%) Eclipse
13 6 (1.40%) WebDriver
General
1 111 (25.81%) Finance
2 50 (11.63%) Banking
3 21 (4.88%) Retail
4 18 (4.19%) Front Office
5 11 (2.56%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.33%) Public Sector
7 6 (1.40%) Games
7 6 (1.40%) Legal
8 5 (1.16%) Advertising
8 5 (1.16%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.93%) Marketing
10 3 (0.70%) Publishing
10 3 (0.70%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.47%) Automotive
11 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.23%) Electronics
12 1 (0.23%) French Language
12 1 (0.23%) Law
12 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (25.58%) Spring
2 74 (17.21%) Web Services
3 60 (13.95%) Kafka
4 56 (13.02%) Spring Boot
5 52 (12.09%) RESTful
6 41 (9.53%) J2EE
7 39 (9.07%) Node.js
8 36 (8.37%) AngularJS
9 35 (8.14%) REST
10 31 (7.21%) React
11 26 (6.05%) .NET
11 26 (6.05%) J2SE
12 17 (3.95%) Hibernate
13 14 (3.26%) HTML
13 14 (3.26%) OAuth
14 12 (2.79%) CORBA
14 12 (2.79%) CSS
15 11 (2.56%) Java EE
15 11 (2.56%) JPA
15 11 (2.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 15 (3.49%) Algorithms
2 14 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.26%) Cloud Native
3 13 (3.02%) Derivative
3 13 (3.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (2.79%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (2.33%) Virtual Team
6 9 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.09%) Public Cloud
7 8 (1.86%) Pricing Data
8 7 (1.63%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.63%) OTC Derivatives
9 5 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.93%) User Experience
11 3 (0.70%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.70%) PKI
12 2 (0.47%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 81 (18.84%) Linux
2 29 (6.74%) Unix
3 6 (1.40%) CentOS
4 4 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (0.93%) Ubuntu
4 4 (0.93%) Windows
5 3 (0.70%) Android
5 3 (0.70%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.47%) Debian
7 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.23%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (43.49%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (41.16%) Software Engineering
3 144 (33.49%) DevOps
4 134 (31.16%) Microservices
5 86 (20.00%) TDD
6 68 (15.81%) Scrum
7 65 (15.12%) Test Automation
8 63 (14.65%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (8.60%) BDD
10 33 (7.67%) Asset Management
11 32 (7.44%) Open Source
12 31 (7.21%) Computer Science
13 30 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
14 28 (6.51%) OO
15 24 (5.58%) Configuration Management
16 22 (5.12%) Analytics
16 22 (5.12%) E-Commerce
16 22 (5.12%) Fintech
17 18 (4.19%) Continuous Delivery
17 18 (4.19%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 429 (99.77%) Java
2 101 (23.49%) Python
3 78 (18.14%) JavaScript
4 72 (16.74%) SQL
5 68 (15.81%) Java 8
6 39 (9.07%) C++
7 33 (7.67%) C#
8 29 (6.74%) Scala
9 18 (4.19%) PowerShell
10 16 (3.72%) Bash Shell
11 15 (3.49%) Ruby
12 14 (3.26%) C
13 13 (3.02%) Groovy
14 12 (2.79%) Go
15 11 (2.56%) PL/SQL
16 10 (2.33%) Kotlin
17 9 (2.09%) Perl
18 8 (1.86%) R
19 4 (0.93%) TypeScript
20 3 (0.70%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 50 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 41 (9.53%) SC Cleared
3 38 (8.84%) Degree
4 14 (3.26%) DV Cleared
5 10 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.40%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.93%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.93%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.70%) CISSP
8 3 (0.70%) ISEB
8 3 (0.70%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (0.47%) OCPJP
9 2 (0.47%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.23%) CISA
10 1 (0.23%) CISM
10 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.02%) QA
2 4 (0.93%) PSD2
3 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 133 (30.93%) Docker
2 3 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (0.70%) HDFS
2 3 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.23%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.23%) Firmware
4 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 83 (19.30%) Kubernetes
2 53 (12.33%) Terraform
3 51 (11.86%) Ansible
4 29 (6.74%) Puppet
5 9 (2.09%) ZABBIX
6 8 (1.86%) Nagios
7 7 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.40%) Consul
9 5 (1.16%) ITRS Geneos
9 5 (1.16%) Oozie
10 4 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.70%) Grafana
11 3 (0.70%) Hadoop YARN
11 3 (0.70%) Kibana
11 3 (0.70%) Prometheus
12 2 (0.47%) Marathon
12 2 (0.47%) Mesos
12 2 (0.47%) Rancher
12 2 (0.47%) Salt
13 1 (0.23%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 51 (11.86%) Oracle
2 28 (6.51%) Google
3 14 (3.26%) Splunk
4 12 (2.79%) Atlassian
4 12 (2.79%) Microsoft
5 9 (2.09%) Perforce
6 7 (1.63%) Sybase
6 7 (1.63%) webMethods
7 6 (1.40%) BEA
7 6 (1.40%) IBM
8 5 (1.16%) BMC
8 5 (1.16%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.16%) Remedy
8 5 (1.16%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.93%) MuleSoft
9 4 (0.93%) Pega
10 3 (0.70%) CA
10 3 (0.70%) Cloudera
10 3 (0.70%) hybris
10 3 (0.70%) New Relic