Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 408 494 536
Rank change year-on-year +86 +42 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 538 414 355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.43% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.45% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 316 286
England median daily rate £525 £467 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.48% -4.74% +15.29%
10th Percentile £393 £338 £338
90th Percentile £638 £638 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £460 £475
% change year-on-year +14.13% -3.16% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 32
England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.75 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.01% +22.96%
10th Percentile £35.00 £39.19 £39.03
90th Percentile £54.00 £56.25 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £43.00 £40.38
% change year-on-year +10.47% +6.49% +19.64%

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 89873 92200 98570
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.76% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59900 60696 63752
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2662 2972 3818
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +89 366 £550 +10.00% 86
North of England +73 60 £463 +15.63% 29
South East -16 54 £500 +9.17% 23
North West +43 38 £463 +15.63% 15
South West -2 36 £388 -6.06% 9
Yorkshire +31 21 £430 -7.03% 13
Midlands +15 14 £485 +15.48% 3
East Midlands +9 12 £506 +44.64% 3
East of England -26 8 £450 +20.00% 19
North East +58 2 £425 - 1
West Midlands +8 2 £410 -4.65%
Java Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 537 (99.81%) Java
2 279 (51.86%) Agile Software Development
3 199 (36.99%) Software Engineering
4 182 (33.83%) TDD
5 151 (28.07%) Linux
6 146 (27.14%) Spring
7 145 (26.95%) JavaScript
8 135 (25.09%) Test Automation
9 126 (23.42%) SQL
10 125 (23.23%) DevOps
11 124 (23.05%) Git (software)
12 122 (22.68%) Amazon AWS
13 121 (22.49%) Jenkins
14 115 (21.38%) REST
15 110 (20.45%) BDD
16 109 (20.26%) Web Services
16 109 (20.26%) Docker
17 105 (19.52%) Microservices
18 103 (19.14%) Python
19 96 (17.84%) Finance
20 94 (17.47%) Scrum
21 92 (17.10%) Continuous Integration
22 90 (16.73%) Cucumber
23 89 (16.54%) Maven
24 88 (16.36%) NoSQL
25 83 (15.43%) Node.js
25 83 (15.43%) Banking
26 80 (14.87%) Big Data
27 72 (13.38%) Hadoop
28 71 (13.20%) Apache Spark

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 71 (13.20%) Apache Spark
2 53 (9.85%) Apache
3 43 (7.99%) Confluence
4 35 (6.51%) Elasticsearch
4 35 (6.51%) Tomcat
5 22 (4.09%) Cloud Foundry
6 10 (1.86%) JBoss
7 8 (1.49%) IIS
8 7 (1.30%) Apache Solr
8 7 (1.30%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.12%) Apache Pig
9 6 (1.12%) Mule
9 6 (1.12%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.93%) Jetty
11 3 (0.56%) nginx
11 3 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.56%) SAS
11 3 (0.56%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.37%) CICS
12 2 (0.37%) GlassFish
Applications
1 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 122 (22.68%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (4.46%) Slack
4 17 (3.16%) GitHub
5 12 (2.23%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (1.67%) Amazon S3
6 9 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (1.67%) PaaS
7 8 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (1.30%) SaaS
9 5 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.93%) IaaS
10 4 (0.74%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 4 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.74%) Bluemix
10 4 (0.74%) BrowserStack
10 4 (0.74%) IBM Cloud
10 4 (0.74%) npm
10 4 (0.74%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.74%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.42%) HTTP
2 11 (2.04%) Firewall
3 8 (1.49%) Internet
3 8 (1.49%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.93%) DSL
4 5 (0.93%) LDAP
5 4 (0.74%) Kerberos
5 4 (0.74%) Network Security
6 3 (0.56%) DHCP
6 3 (0.56%) DNS
6 3 (0.56%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (0.56%) NAS
6 3 (0.56%) SSL
7 2 (0.37%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (0.37%) FTP
7 2 (0.37%) IPsec
8 1 (0.19%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.19%) SMS
8 1 (0.19%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (16.36%) NoSQL
2 80 (14.87%) Big Data
3 72 (13.38%) Hadoop
4 69 (12.83%) MongoDB
5 43 (7.99%) PostgreSQL
6 41 (7.62%) MySQL
7 35 (6.51%) Apache Hive
8 30 (5.58%) Apache Cassandra
9 27 (5.02%) HBase
10 21 (3.90%) Impala
11 19 (3.53%) Relational Database
12 17 (3.16%) Flink
13 9 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (1.49%) Oracle Database
15 6 (1.12%) Blockchain
15 6 (1.12%) Sybase ASE
16 5 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
16 5 (0.93%) DB2
16 5 (0.93%) RDBMS
16 5 (0.93%) Redis
Development Applications
1 124 (23.05%) Git (software)
2 121 (22.49%) Jenkins
3 90 (16.73%) Cucumber
4 89 (16.54%) Maven
5 66 (12.27%) JIRA
6 59 (10.97%) JUnit
7 56 (10.41%) Selenium
8 35 (6.51%) TeamCity
9 28 (5.20%) WebDriver
10 26 (4.83%) Gradle
11 22 (4.09%) Subversion
12 19 (3.53%) Eclipse
13 17 (3.16%) Jasmine
14 16 (2.97%) JMeter
15 15 (2.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 14 (2.60%) Ant
16 14 (2.60%) Bitbucket
16 14 (2.60%) Sonatype Nexus
17 12 (2.23%) Mockito
18 11 (2.04%) TestNG
General
1 96 (17.84%) Finance
2 83 (15.43%) Banking
3 32 (5.95%) Investment Banking
4 13 (2.42%) Financial Institution
5 11 (2.04%) Billing
6 10 (1.86%) Marketing
7 9 (1.67%) Retail
8 7 (1.30%) Front Office
9 5 (0.93%) Games
9 5 (0.93%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.74%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.74%) Electronics
11 3 (0.56%) Military
12 2 (0.37%) Back Office
12 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.37%) Publishing
12 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Automotive
13 1 (0.19%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (27.14%) Spring
2 115 (21.38%) REST
3 109 (20.26%) Web Services
4 83 (15.43%) Node.js
5 56 (10.41%) RESTful
6 51 (9.48%) Spring Boot
7 49 (9.11%) Kafka
7 49 (9.11%) React
8 44 (8.18%) Hibernate
9 41 (7.62%) AngularJS
9 41 (7.62%) JSON
10 34 (6.32%) HTML
11 30 (5.58%) J2EE
12 23 (4.28%) HTML5
12 23 (4.28%) jQuery
13 21 (3.90%) CSS
13 21 (3.90%) Java EE
13 21 (3.90%) Redux
13 21 (3.90%) Spring MVC
14 20 (3.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.62%) Greenfield Project
2 30 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.28%) Computer Science
4 20 (3.72%) Data Structures
5 18 (3.35%) Algorithms
5 18 (3.35%) Virtual Team
6 16 (2.97%) Fintech
7 13 (2.42%) User Experience
8 11 (2.04%) Hedge funds
9 8 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (1.30%) Public Cloud
11 6 (1.12%) Clustering
11 6 (1.12%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.93%) Cloud Native
12 5 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (0.74%) EPoS
13 4 (0.74%) Equities
13 4 (0.74%) Online Games
14 3 (0.56%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 151 (28.07%) Linux
2 41 (7.62%) Unix
3 35 (6.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 25 (4.65%) Windows
5 11 (2.04%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.86%) Android
7 7 (1.30%) CentOS
8 5 (0.93%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.56%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.56%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.37%) Solaris
11 1 (0.19%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (51.86%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (36.99%) Software Engineering
3 182 (33.83%) TDD
4 135 (25.09%) Test Automation
5 125 (23.23%) DevOps
6 110 (20.45%) BDD
7 105 (19.52%) Microservices
8 94 (17.47%) Scrum
9 92 (17.10%) Continuous Integration
10 62 (11.52%) SDLC
11 57 (10.59%) Continuous Delivery
12 55 (10.22%) Kanban
12 55 (10.22%) Open Source
13 45 (8.36%) OO
14 39 (7.25%) MVC
15 35 (6.51%) Mentoring
16 34 (6.32%) E-Commerce
17 31 (5.76%) Configuration Management
18 29 (5.39%) Coaching
19 28 (5.20%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 537 (99.81%) Java
2 145 (26.95%) JavaScript
3 126 (23.42%) SQL
4 103 (19.14%) Python
5 68 (12.64%) Scala
6 39 (7.25%) Bash Shell
6 39 (7.25%) Ruby
7 36 (6.69%) C++
8 35 (6.51%) Go
9 28 (5.20%) Groovy
10 20 (3.72%) C#
11 16 (2.97%) Perl
12 10 (1.86%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.67%) Kotlin
14 8 (1.49%) C
14 8 (1.49%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.30%) VB
16 6 (1.12%) PHP
16 6 (1.12%) XPath
17 5 (0.93%) R
Qualifications
1 33 (6.13%) Security Cleared
2 29 (5.39%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.35%) Degree
4 11 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.74%) ISEB
5 4 (0.74%) PhD
6 3 (0.56%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.56%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (12.27%) QA
2 4 (0.74%) GCP
3 2 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.37%) EMIR
3 2 (0.37%) MiFID
3 2 (0.37%) PSD2
4 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 109 (20.26%) Docker
2 25 (4.65%) HDFS
3 17 (3.16%) Apache Flume
4 6 (1.12%) OpenAM
5 4 (0.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.74%) OpenIDM
5 4 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.56%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.56%) NFS
6 3 (0.56%) Platform Symphony
6 3 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (0.56%) Veritas File System
6 3 (0.56%) Xen
7 1 (0.19%) Firmware
7 1 (0.19%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 70 (13.01%) Ansible
2 45 (8.36%) Kubernetes
3 41 (7.62%) Puppet
4 37 (6.88%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (3.53%) Terraform
6 18 (3.35%) Oozie
7 10 (1.86%) Docker Swarm
8 7 (1.30%) logstash
8 7 (1.30%) Rancher
9 6 (1.12%) Hadoop YARN
9 6 (1.12%) Mesos
10 5 (0.93%) Nagios
11 3 (0.56%) Ambari
11 3 (0.56%) Grafana
11 3 (0.56%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.56%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.56%) rkt
12 2 (0.37%) Graphite
12 2 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.37%) Packer
Vendors
1 39 (7.25%) Oracle
2 36 (6.69%) Red Hat
3 21 (3.90%) Splunk
4 16 (2.97%) Microsoft
5 14 (2.60%) IBM
6 11 (2.04%) Google
7 9 (1.67%) Sybase
8 8 (1.49%) Atlassian
8 8 (1.49%) VMware
9 7 (1.30%) AppDynamics
10 6 (1.12%) Cloudera
10 6 (1.12%) Facebook
11 5 (0.93%) Tableau
12 4 (0.74%) ForgeRock
12 4 (0.74%) HP
12 4 (0.74%) Pega
12 4 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.74%) TIBCO
13 3 (0.56%) LogRhythm
13 3 (0.56%) SaltStack