Period
to 19 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 February 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 Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 358 372 388
Rank change year-on-year +14 +16 +50
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 391 619 563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.68% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.72% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 420 442
England median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £388
90th Percentile £713 £700 £638
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +7.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 11
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £37.00 £38.17 £39.23
90th Percentile £45.80 £112.13 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +3.61%

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 58,597 86,051 87,689
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.89% 94.71% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 38,380 57,621 58,803
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £450
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,297 2,603 2,607
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% - +1.08%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £48.75 £48.64
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +3.89%

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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 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 +44 298 £600 +4.35% 98
North of England +13 30 £500 +2.04% 19
South East +43 22 £425 -6.08% 19
South West +23 19 £550 +10.05% 20
Midlands +50 18 £450 -3.49% 16
Yorkshire +39 15 £500 +13.64% 7
East Midlands +44 14 £450 -7.69% 4
North West +2 14 £538 +6.17% 12
West Midlands +28 4 £433 -5.21% 12
East of England +27 4 £475 +9.20% 11
North East +24 1 £475 -1.04%
Java Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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.

1 391 (100.00%) Java
2 191 (48.85%) Software Engineering
3 182 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
4 151 (38.62%) AWS
5 133 (34.02%) Finance
6 128 (32.74%) Microservices
7 114 (29.16%) Python
8 103 (26.34%) Web Services
8 103 (26.34%) Spring
9 95 (24.30%) DevOps
10 89 (22.76%) SQL
11 78 (19.95%) Docker
12 77 (19.69%) Kubernetes
13 76 (19.44%) TDD
14 72 (18.41%) Banking
15 71 (18.16%) Asset Management
16 68 (17.39%) Spring Boot
17 66 (16.88%) J2EE
18 64 (16.37%) Java 8
19 60 (15.35%) Front Office
20 56 (14.32%) Relational Database
21 54 (13.81%) Oracle
22 53 (13.55%) Git (software)
23 50 (12.79%) GCP
24 46 (11.76%) Jenkins
25 44 (11.25%) Linux
26 43 (11.00%) JavaScript
26 43 (11.00%) Big Data
27 41 (10.49%) Kafka
27 41 (10.49%) Azure

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 21 (5.37%) Apache Spark
2 17 (4.35%) Apache
3 12 (3.07%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.28%) Confluence
5 5 (1.28%) JBoss
6 4 (1.02%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.51%) CMS
8 2 (0.51%) Headless CMS
8 2 (0.51%) IIS
8 2 (0.51%) Mule
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.26%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.26%) nginx
9 1 (0.26%) SAS
9 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 11 (2.81%) FINCAD Analytics
2 5 (1.28%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.28%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (1.28%) PolarLake
3 1 (0.26%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 151 (38.62%) AWS
2 50 (12.79%) GCP
3 41 (10.49%) Azure
4 25 (6.39%) AWS Lambda
4 25 (6.39%) Serverless
5 24 (6.14%) Amazon EC2
6 22 (5.63%) GitHub
7 18 (4.60%) Amazon S3
7 18 (4.60%) Amazon SQS
7 18 (4.60%) OpenShift
8 17 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (3.84%) Amazon ECS
10 11 (2.81%) AWS Step Functions
11 6 (1.53%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (0.77%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.77%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.51%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.51%) PaaS
13 2 (0.51%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.81%) HTTP
2 7 (1.79%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.51%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (0.51%) Firewall
3 2 (0.51%) Internet
3 2 (0.51%) Network Security
3 2 (0.51%) SSH
3 2 (0.51%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.26%) MPLS
4 1 (0.26%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (14.32%) Relational Database
2 43 (11.00%) Big Data
3 41 (10.49%) RDBMS
4 36 (9.21%) MongoDB
5 34 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
6 30 (7.67%) Hadoop
6 30 (7.67%) MySQL
6 30 (7.67%) NoSQL
7 28 (7.16%) Amazon RDS
8 26 (6.65%) Amazon Aurora
9 21 (5.37%) SQL Server
10 18 (4.60%) Redis
11 17 (4.35%) Amazon Redshift
12 15 (3.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 15 (3.84%) Apache Cassandra
12 15 (3.84%) DB2
13 14 (3.58%) Amazon Athena
14 13 (3.32%) HBase
14 13 (3.32%) Neo4j
15 10 (2.56%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 53 (13.55%) Git (software)
2 46 (11.76%) Jenkins
3 39 (9.97%) Cucumber
4 27 (6.91%) Maven
5 23 (5.88%) Selenium
6 18 (4.60%) JUnit
7 17 (4.35%) Artifactory
8 15 (3.84%) Gradle
9 14 (3.58%) RStudio
10 12 (3.07%) GitLab
11 11 (2.81%) JIRA
11 11 (2.81%) Postman
11 11 (2.81%) SoapUI
12 10 (2.56%) Mockito
13 7 (1.79%) NetBeans
13 7 (1.79%) SonarQube
14 6 (1.53%) IntelliJ
14 6 (1.53%) Katalon Studio
14 6 (1.53%) Sonatype Nexus
15 5 (1.28%) TeamCity
General
1 133 (34.02%) Finance
2 72 (18.41%) Banking
3 60 (15.35%) Front Office
4 15 (3.84%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.30%) Retail
6 2 (0.51%) Automotive
6 2 (0.51%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.26%) Games
7 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.26%) Publishing
7 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (26.34%) Spring
1 103 (26.34%) Web Services
2 68 (17.39%) Spring Boot
3 66 (16.88%) J2EE
4 41 (10.49%) Kafka
5 39 (9.97%) RESTful
6 29 (7.42%) J2SE
7 28 (7.16%) React
8 27 (6.91%) AngularJS
8 27 (6.91%) gRPC
8 27 (6.91%) REST
9 26 (6.65%) HTML
10 23 (5.88%) Node.js
11 22 (5.63%) CSS
12 18 (4.60%) JSON
13 17 (4.35%) .NET
14 16 (4.09%) Dropwizard
15 15 (3.84%) HTML5
15 15 (3.84%) RabbitMQ
16 13 (3.32%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.23%) Fixed Income
2 38 (9.72%) Derivative
3 26 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (6.65%) Greenfield Project
4 21 (5.37%) Equities
5 18 (4.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 17 (4.35%) Mobile App
7 15 (3.84%) Data Structures
7 15 (3.84%) Hedge funds
8 14 (3.58%) Pricing Data
9 13 (3.32%) Algorithms
10 12 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (2.81%) Equity Derivative
12 9 (2.30%) Cloud Native
12 9 (2.30%) Smart City
13 7 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (1.79%) OTC Derivatives
13 7 (1.79%) Reference Data
14 5 (1.28%) Public Cloud
15 4 (1.02%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 44 (11.25%) Linux
2 13 (3.32%) Unix
3 7 (1.79%) CentOS
3 7 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (1.53%) Windows
5 5 (1.28%) Debian
5 5 (1.28%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.77%) Android
7 2 (0.51%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (48.85%) Software Engineering
2 182 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (32.74%) Microservices
4 95 (24.30%) DevOps
5 76 (19.44%) TDD
6 71 (18.16%) Asset Management
7 39 (9.97%) Analytics
7 39 (9.97%) Problem-Solving
7 39 (9.97%) Test Automation
8 33 (8.44%) Computer Science
9 31 (7.93%) OO
10 29 (7.42%) Fintech
10 29 (7.42%) SOA
11 25 (6.39%) Continuous Integration
12 24 (6.14%) BDD
12 24 (6.14%) Decision-Making
13 23 (5.88%) SDLC
14 22 (5.63%) Scrum
15 20 (5.12%) Machine Learning
16 19 (4.86%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 391 (100.00%) Java
2 114 (29.16%) Python
3 89 (22.76%) SQL
4 64 (16.37%) Java 8
5 43 (11.00%) JavaScript
6 39 (9.97%) R
7 33 (8.44%) C++
8 31 (7.93%) Kotlin
9 25 (6.39%) C#
10 24 (6.14%) Scala
11 12 (3.07%) Ruby
12 11 (2.81%) Go
12 11 (2.81%) TypeScript
13 6 (1.53%) C
13 6 (1.53%) Java 9
14 5 (1.28%) ES6
14 5 (1.28%) ES7
14 5 (1.28%) ES8
14 5 (1.28%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 41 (10.49%) Degree
2 28 (7.16%) Security Cleared
3 21 (5.37%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (2.56%) Numerate Degree
6 9 (2.30%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.28%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.77%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (0.77%) CISSP
8 3 (0.77%) ISEB
9 2 (0.51%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.51%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.07%) QA
2 7 (1.79%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.51%) COBIT
3 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 78 (19.95%) Docker
2 5 (1.28%) HDFS
3 2 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 77 (19.69%) Kubernetes
2 38 (9.72%) Terraform
3 18 (4.60%) Ansible
4 4 (1.02%) Nagios
4 4 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.77%) Puppet
6 2 (0.51%) Graphite
6 2 (0.51%) HP Fortify
6 2 (0.51%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.51%) Kibana
6 2 (0.51%) Mesos
6 2 (0.51%) Nessus
6 2 (0.51%) Rancher
6 2 (0.51%) SELinux
6 2 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.51%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.26%) Consul
7 1 (0.26%) Grafana
7 1 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.26%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 54 (13.81%) Oracle
2 30 (7.67%) Google
3 28 (7.16%) Sybase
4 8 (2.05%) Splunk
5 7 (1.79%) Bloomberg
5 7 (1.79%) New Relic
5 7 (1.79%) Perforce
6 5 (1.28%) AppDynamics
6 5 (1.28%) Cloudera
6 5 (1.28%) Dynatrace
7 4 (1.02%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.02%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.77%) Adobe
8 3 (0.77%) CA
8 3 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.77%) Twitter
9 2 (0.51%) Cisco
9 2 (0.51%) Facebook
9 2 (0.51%) Microsoft
9 2 (0.51%) SAP