The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 June 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.

Java Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 374 422 435
Rank change year-on-year +48 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 213 214 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.50% 0.43% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.46% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 174 139
Median daily rate £463 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.77% -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £650 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +1.25% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 16
Median hourly rate £47.50 £38.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.37% -30.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £38.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +23.37% -30.00%  

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 40228 46925 48391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.04% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26246 30992 30918
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1370 1877
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 June 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 June 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 +49 133 £513 +2.50% 48
South West +21 26 £350 -6.66% 14
South East +9 24 £415 +3.75% 16
North West +21 17 £456 +14.06% 10
Yorkshire +11 10 £410 -13.68% 8
East of England - 2 - - 15
West Midlands +7 1 £400 -3.61% 1
East Midlands - 1 £325 - 1
Java Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 436 (100.00%) Java
2 188 (43.12%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (32.11%) DevOps
4 136 (31.19%) Linux
5 129 (29.59%) Spring
6 122 (27.98%) Git (software)
7 116 (26.61%) Jenkins
8 109 (25.00%) Software Engineering
9 105 (24.08%) TDD
10 98 (22.48%) Test Automation
11 94 (21.56%) Continuous Integration
12 93 (21.33%) JavaScript
13 90 (20.64%) Ansible
14 86 (19.72%) Microservices
15 84 (19.27%) Python
16 83 (19.04%) Maven
17 81 (18.58%) Amazon AWS
18 77 (17.66%) Docker
19 71 (16.28%) SQL
20 70 (16.06%) BDD
21 68 (15.60%) Scrum
22 67 (15.37%) REST
23 66 (15.14%) Hadoop
24 63 (14.45%) Web Services
25 59 (13.53%) Finance
25 59 (13.53%) Big Data
26 57 (13.07%) MongoDB
27 56 (12.84%) Hibernate
28 55 (12.61%) Cucumber
28 55 (12.61%) Puppet

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 35 (8.03%) Apache Spark
1 35 (8.03%) Confluence
2 33 (7.57%) Apache
3 29 (6.65%) Tomcat
4 26 (5.96%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (3.67%) JBoss
6 10 (2.29%) WebLogic
7 8 (1.83%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (1.61%) Apache Pig
9 5 (1.15%) Facebook Platform
9 5 (1.15%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.92%) Alfresco
10 4 (0.92%) Jetty
11 3 (0.69%) Mule
11 3 (0.69%) nginx
11 3 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.46%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.46%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.46%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.23%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 81 (18.58%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (4.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.52%) GitHub
4 7 (1.61%) Slack
5 6 (1.38%) OpenShift
6 5 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.69%) SaaS
7 3 (0.69%) Sauce Labs
8 2 (0.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (0.46%) PaaS
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.23%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.23%) Heroku
9 1 (0.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (7.57%) HTTP
2 16 (3.67%) LDAP
3 13 (2.98%) Internet
4 10 (2.29%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.83%) SSH
6 6 (1.38%) ICMP
7 5 (1.15%) Firewall
7 5 (1.15%) SSL
8 4 (0.92%) DNS
8 4 (0.92%) tcpdump
8 4 (0.92%) VPN
8 4 (0.92%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.46%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.23%) IPv4
10 1 (0.23%) IPv6
10 1 (0.23%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (15.14%) Hadoop
2 59 (13.53%) Big Data
3 57 (13.07%) MongoDB
4 48 (11.01%) MySQL
5 35 (8.03%) NoSQL
6 30 (6.88%) PostgreSQL
7 24 (5.50%) Apache Cassandra
8 18 (4.13%) Oracle Database
9 16 (3.67%) Relational Database
10 13 (2.98%) HBase
11 12 (2.75%) Apache Hive
12 9 (2.06%) Redis
13 6 (1.38%) SQL Server
14 5 (1.15%) Blockchain
14 5 (1.15%) RDBMS
15 4 (0.92%) Data Mining
15 4 (0.92%) DB2
15 4 (0.92%) Sqoop
16 3 (0.69%) Hazelcast
16 3 (0.69%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 122 (27.98%) Git (software)
2 116 (26.61%) Jenkins
3 83 (19.04%) Maven
4 55 (12.61%) Cucumber
5 50 (11.47%) JIRA
6 46 (10.55%) Selenium
7 32 (7.34%) JUnit
8 23 (5.28%) Subversion
9 22 (5.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 21 (4.82%) WebDriver
11 18 (4.13%) Gradle
12 15 (3.44%) Ant
13 13 (2.98%) Hudson
13 13 (2.98%) JMeter
14 11 (2.52%) Sonatype Nexus
15 9 (2.06%) Eclipse
15 9 (2.06%) Jasmine
15 9 (2.06%) Mockito
16 7 (1.61%) Bitbucket
17 6 (1.38%) TeamCity
General
1 59 (13.53%) Finance
2 43 (9.86%) Banking
3 16 (3.67%) Retail
4 13 (2.98%) Games
4 13 (2.98%) Marketing
5 9 (2.06%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.83%) Back Office
6 8 (1.83%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.38%) Advertising
8 5 (1.15%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.92%) Publishing
9 4 (0.92%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.69%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.69%) Electronics
10 3 (0.69%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.69%) Military
11 2 (0.46%) French Language
11 2 (0.46%) Front Office
12 1 (0.23%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (29.59%) Spring
2 67 (15.37%) REST
3 63 (14.45%) Web Services
4 56 (12.84%) Hibernate
5 45 (10.32%) Spring Boot
6 44 (10.09%) HTML
7 41 (9.40%) J2EE
8 40 (9.17%) CSS
9 38 (8.72%) Node.js
10 36 (8.26%) RESTful
11 34 (7.80%) Kafka
12 33 (7.57%) AngularJS
12 33 (7.57%) XML
13 24 (5.50%) React
14 22 (5.05%) .NET
14 22 (5.05%) Elastic Stack
15 20 (4.59%) JPA
15 20 (4.59%) JSON
16 19 (4.36%) SOAP
17 18 (4.13%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.63%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (5.50%) Computer Science
3 21 (4.82%) Linux Command Line
4 14 (3.21%) User Experience
5 11 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.38%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.15%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.92%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (0.92%) Market Risk
9 4 (0.92%) Wiki
10 3 (0.69%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.69%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.69%) Fintech
10 3 (0.69%) iPad
10 3 (0.69%) PKI
10 3 (0.69%) RIA
11 2 (0.46%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.46%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 136 (31.19%) Linux
2 54 (12.39%) Unix
3 27 (6.19%) CentOS
4 23 (5.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (4.13%) Windows
6 9 (2.06%) Android
6 9 (2.06%) Ubuntu
6 9 (2.06%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.38%) Amazon Linux
7 6 (1.38%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.38%) Debian
8 2 (0.46%) Solaris
8 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.23%) AIX
9 1 (0.23%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (43.12%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (32.11%) DevOps
3 109 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 105 (24.08%) TDD
5 98 (22.48%) Test Automation
6 94 (21.56%) Continuous Integration
7 86 (19.72%) Microservices
8 70 (16.06%) BDD
9 68 (15.60%) Scrum
10 42 (9.63%) Continuous Delivery
11 41 (9.40%) E-Commerce
12 39 (8.94%) Kanban
13 36 (8.26%) Open Source
14 29 (6.65%) Configuration Management
15 28 (6.42%) MVC
15 28 (6.42%) OO
15 28 (6.42%) SDLC
16 21 (4.82%) Continuous Deployment
17 19 (4.36%) High Availability
17 19 (4.36%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 436 (100.00%) Java
2 93 (21.33%) JavaScript
3 84 (19.27%) Python
4 71 (16.28%) SQL
5 39 (8.94%) Bash Shell
6 30 (6.88%) Scala
7 21 (4.82%) Groovy
8 20 (4.59%) C#
8 20 (4.59%) Ruby
9 19 (4.36%) C++
10 18 (4.13%) Perl
11 11 (2.52%) PHP
12 10 (2.29%) Shell Script
13 9 (2.06%) Go
13 9 (2.06%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.83%) C
15 5 (1.15%) R
16 4 (0.92%) Clojure
17 3 (0.69%) F#
17 3 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (7.80%) Security Cleared
2 30 (6.88%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.36%) Degree
4 4 (0.92%) DV Cleared
4 4 (0.92%) Master's Degree
5 3 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.23%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.23%) ISEB
6 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.57%) QA
2 1 (0.23%) MiFID
System Software
1 77 (17.66%) Docker
2 13 (2.98%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (2.06%) HDFS
4 7 (1.61%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.46%) Xen
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.23%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 90 (20.64%) Ansible
2 55 (12.61%) Puppet
3 34 (7.80%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (6.19%) Kubernetes
5 16 (3.67%) OpenAM
6 11 (2.52%) Terraform
7 10 (2.29%) Icinga
8 8 (1.83%) Kibana
8 8 (1.83%) logstash
8 8 (1.83%) Nagios
9 6 (1.38%) Graphite
9 6 (1.38%) Mesos
9 6 (1.38%) SELinux
9 6 (1.38%) ZABBIX
10 5 (1.15%) Hadoop YARN
11 4 (0.92%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (0.92%) OpenIDM
11 4 (0.92%) Salt
12 3 (0.69%) Grafana
12 3 (0.69%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 49 (11.24%) Oracle
2 28 (6.42%) Red Hat
3 19 (4.36%) Atlassian
4 15 (3.44%) Splunk
5 8 (1.83%) Facebook
6 7 (1.61%) Google
7 6 (1.38%) Dynatrace
8 5 (1.15%) Cloudera
8 5 (1.15%) Sybase
9 4 (0.92%) AppDynamics
9 4 (0.92%) ForgeRock
9 4 (0.92%) Luciad
9 4 (0.92%) Microsoft
9 4 (0.92%) New Relic
9 4 (0.92%) TIBCO
9 4 (0.92%) VMware
10 3 (0.69%) Hortonworks
10 3 (0.69%) HP
10 3 (0.69%) Perforce
10 3 (0.69%) Twitter
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