The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Engineer
UK / England
Rank 363 440 481
Rank change year-on-year +77 +41  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 223 180 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.37% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.39% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 109 89
Median daily rate £475 £450 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +11.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £620 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 4
Median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £46.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -14.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.89 £35.00 £41.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £46.75
% change year-on-year +3.75% -14.43%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Java Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Java Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Engineer in England

Java Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Engineer in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +66 116 £500 +2.56% 45
South East +24 32 £450 -10.00% 19
South West +2 28 £449 -0.27% 14
North West +32 16 £350 -14.11% 10
Yorkshire +7 15 £410 -13.68% 4
East of England +2 10 £425 +9.67% 8
East Midlands +1 5 £525 - 2
West Midlands +3 1 £475 +26.66% 2
North East -13 1 £345 -
Java Engineer
UK

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Java Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 452 (99.78%) Java
2 245 (54.08%) Agile Software Development
3 152 (33.55%) Software Engineering
4 144 (31.79%) Linux
5 136 (30.02%) DevOps
6 128 (28.26%) Spring
7 116 (25.61%) TDD
8 112 (24.72%) Jenkins
9 111 (24.50%) Git (software)
10 105 (23.18%) Python
11 103 (22.74%) Continuous Integration
12 99 (21.85%) SQL
13 96 (21.19%) Scrum
14 92 (20.31%) BDD
15 89 (19.65%) Finance
15 89 (19.65%) JavaScript
16 83 (18.32%) Maven
17 79 (17.44%) Web Services
18 71 (15.67%) Ansible
19 69 (15.23%) Cucumber
19 69 (15.23%) Amazon AWS
20 68 (15.01%) Selenium
21 67 (14.79%) Unix
22 64 (14.13%) Puppet
23 62 (13.69%) Hadoop
24 61 (13.47%) JIRA
25 57 (12.58%) Microservices
26 56 (12.36%) Scala
27 55 (12.14%) REST
28 54 (11.92%) QA

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 36 (7.95%) Apache Spark
2 32 (7.06%) Apache
3 31 (6.84%) Tomcat
4 27 (5.96%) JBoss
5 26 (5.74%) Confluence
6 22 (4.86%) Elasticsearch
7 21 (4.64%) WebSphere
8 14 (3.09%) WebLogic
9 13 (2.87%) Apache Solr
9 13 (2.87%) WebSphere Application Server
10 12 (2.65%) Apache Pig
11 11 (2.43%) Alfresco
11 11 (2.43%) WebSphere Process Server
12 6 (1.32%) nginx
13 4 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.66%) Ethereum
14 3 (0.66%) GlassFish
14 3 (0.66%) Jetty
14 3 (0.66%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.44%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (0.66%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.22%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Adobe Campaign
1 2 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.44%) Unica
2 1 (0.22%) Endur
2 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 69 (15.23%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (4.64%) GitHub
3 16 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (2.65%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (2.21%) Amazon S3
5 10 (2.21%) Amazon SQS
6 6 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.88%) PaaS
9 3 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.66%) Slack
10 2 (0.44%) Heroku
10 2 (0.44%) IaaS
10 2 (0.44%) SaaS
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.22%) G Suite
11 1 (0.22%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.22%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.22%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 30 (6.62%) HTTP
2 18 (3.97%) TCP/IP
3 14 (3.09%) SSH
4 13 (2.87%) Internet
5 9 (1.99%) ICMP
6 8 (1.77%) LDAP
7 6 (1.32%) SSL
8 3 (0.66%) Firewall
8 3 (0.66%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.44%) AMQP
9 2 (0.44%) BGP
9 2 (0.44%) DNS
9 2 (0.44%) OpenVPN
10 1 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.22%) IPv4
10 1 (0.22%) IPv6
10 1 (0.22%) SMS
10 1 (0.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (13.69%) Hadoop
2 52 (11.48%) Big Data
3 38 (8.39%) NoSQL
4 35 (7.73%) MongoDB
5 27 (5.96%) PostgreSQL
6 26 (5.74%) Apache Hive
7 25 (5.52%) MySQL
8 23 (5.08%) HBase
9 22 (4.86%) Relational Database
10 20 (4.42%) Apache Cassandra
11 16 (3.53%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.99%) Redis
13 6 (1.32%) RDBMS
14 5 (1.10%) Blockchain
15 4 (0.88%) Data Lake
15 4 (0.88%) Flink
16 3 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
16 3 (0.66%) Apache Accumulo
16 3 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
16 3 (0.66%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 112 (24.72%) Jenkins
2 111 (24.50%) Git (software)
3 83 (18.32%) Maven
4 69 (15.23%) Cucumber
5 68 (15.01%) Selenium
6 61 (13.47%) JIRA
7 43 (9.49%) JUnit
8 30 (6.62%) WebDriver
9 23 (5.08%) Subversion
10 22 (4.86%) Gradle
10 22 (4.86%) Mockito
11 19 (4.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 16 (3.53%) Ant
13 15 (3.31%) Eclipse
14 14 (3.09%) Hudson
15 8 (1.77%) JMeter
15 8 (1.77%) SoapUI
15 8 (1.77%) TeamCity
16 7 (1.55%) HP UFT
17 6 (1.32%) Rational DOORS
General
1 89 (19.65%) Finance
2 51 (11.26%) Banking
3 22 (4.86%) Retail
4 17 (3.75%) Publishing
5 12 (2.65%) Games
6 10 (2.21%) Marketing
7 9 (1.99%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.32%) Advertising
8 6 (1.32%) Back Office
8 6 (1.32%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.10%) Military
9 5 (1.10%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.88%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.66%) Automotive
11 3 (0.66%) Front Office
12 2 (0.44%) Electronics
12 2 (0.44%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.22%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (28.26%) Spring
2 79 (17.44%) Web Services
3 55 (12.14%) REST
4 52 (11.48%) HTML
4 52 (11.48%) XML
5 49 (10.82%) RESTful
6 48 (10.60%) Hibernate
7 44 (9.71%) CSS
8 38 (8.39%) J2EE
9 30 (6.62%) Java EE
10 29 (6.40%) AngularJS
10 29 (6.40%) Kafka
10 29 (6.40%) Spring Boot
11 27 (5.96%) Node.js
12 25 (5.52%) SOAP
13 24 (5.30%) JSON
14 18 (3.97%) Gherkin
14 18 (3.97%) HTML5
15 17 (3.75%) JMS
15 17 (3.75%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.19%) Linux Command Line
2 15 (3.31%) Computer Science
2 15 (3.31%) User Experience
3 12 (2.65%) Algorithms
4 9 (1.99%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (1.99%) Wiki
5 7 (1.55%) Credit Risk
5 7 (1.55%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.10%) RIA
7 4 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.66%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.66%) Equities
8 3 (0.66%) Fintech
8 3 (0.66%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.66%) PKI
9 2 (0.44%) iPad
9 2 (0.44%) IPTV
9 2 (0.44%) Online Games
9 2 (0.44%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 144 (31.79%) Linux
2 67 (14.79%) Unix
3 22 (4.86%) CentOS
4 18 (3.97%) Windows
5 17 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (2.87%) Ubuntu
7 11 (2.43%) Windows Server
8 9 (1.99%) Debian
9 8 (1.77%) Android
10 7 (1.55%) Amazon Linux
11 5 (1.10%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.66%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.44%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.22%) AIX
14 1 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (54.08%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (33.55%) Software Engineering
3 136 (30.02%) DevOps
4 116 (25.61%) TDD
5 103 (22.74%) Continuous Integration
6 96 (21.19%) Scrum
7 92 (20.31%) BDD
8 57 (12.58%) Microservices
9 49 (10.82%) Open Source
10 48 (10.60%) OO
11 36 (7.95%) Test Automation
12 33 (7.28%) Unit Testing
13 31 (6.84%) Continuous Delivery
13 31 (6.84%) MVC
14 28 (6.18%) Kanban
15 27 (5.96%) Web Development
16 25 (5.52%) Configuration Management
16 25 (5.52%) SDLC
17 24 (5.30%) Automated Testing
17 24 (5.30%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 452 (99.78%) Java
2 105 (23.18%) Python
3 99 (21.85%) SQL
4 89 (19.65%) JavaScript
5 56 (12.36%) Scala
6 42 (9.27%) Bash Shell
7 32 (7.06%) Ruby
8 27 (5.96%) Perl
9 24 (5.30%) C++
10 22 (4.86%) C#
11 20 (4.42%) PL/SQL
12 16 (3.53%) Shell Script
13 15 (3.31%) C
14 12 (2.65%) Go
14 12 (2.65%) Groovy
15 9 (1.99%) PHP
16 7 (1.55%) Clojure
16 7 (1.55%) F#
16 7 (1.55%) Rust
17 4 (0.88%) R
Qualifications
1 45 (9.93%) Security Cleared
2 35 (7.73%) SC Cleared
3 17 (3.75%) Degree
4 6 (1.32%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.44%) ISEB
5 2 (0.44%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (11.92%) QA
2 17 (3.75%) SDET
3 2 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.22%) MiFID
4 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (11.70%) Docker
2 8 (1.77%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.32%) HDFS
4 5 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.88%) Apache Flume
5 4 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.22%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 71 (15.67%) Ansible
2 64 (14.13%) Puppet
3 29 (6.40%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (2.65%) Hadoop YARN
5 11 (2.43%) Terraform
6 10 (2.21%) Kibana
7 9 (1.99%) SELinux
8 8 (1.77%) logstash
9 7 (1.55%) Icinga
9 7 (1.55%) Kubernetes
10 5 (1.10%) OpenAM
11 4 (0.88%) Graphite
11 4 (0.88%) Oozie
12 3 (0.66%) Grafana
12 3 (0.66%) Marathon
12 3 (0.66%) Mesos
12 3 (0.66%) Nagios
13 2 (0.44%) Chronos
13 2 (0.44%) Rancher
14 1 (0.22%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 44 (9.71%) Oracle
2 25 (5.52%) Atlassian
3 23 (5.08%) Red Hat
4 10 (2.21%) Adobe
5 9 (1.99%) Hortonworks
6 8 (1.77%) Microsoft
7 7 (1.55%) Google
7 7 (1.55%) Splunk
7 7 (1.55%) VMware
8 6 (1.32%) Cloudera
8 6 (1.32%) HP
8 6 (1.32%) IBM
9 5 (1.10%) Perforce
10 4 (0.88%) hybris
10 4 (0.88%) SAP
11 3 (0.66%) AppDynamics
11 3 (0.66%) Sybase
12 2 (0.44%) Facebook
12 2 (0.44%) MuleSoft
12 2 (0.44%) Solace
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £300-400
Posted: 6 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum (3 year contract)
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: £550 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
TRG
Rate: 35000-45000 Per Annum (3 year contract)
Posted: 10 days ago