Period
to 4 June 2020

The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 4 June 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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 334 429 357
Rank change year-on-year +95 -72 +83
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 262 442 641
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.65% 0.54% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.57% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 304 478
Median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £406 £413 £384
90th Percentile £750 £696 £650
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -1.16% +3.61%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% -1.16% +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 37,675 77,701 86,884
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.80% 94.57% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,065 51,533 57,433
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £258 £280 £275
90th Percentile £665 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £473 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +0.53% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,489 2,435 2,730
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.26% +4.28% -1.22%
10th Percentile £12.10 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £51.35 £48.75
Median hourly rate £21.54 £19.03 £18.09
% change year-on-year +13.16% +5.23% -3.98%

Java Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Engineer in England

Java Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Java Engineer in England.

Daily rate trend for Java Engineer in England

Java Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Java Engineer in England over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Java Engineer in England

Java Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Java Engineer in England.

Hourly rate trend for Java Engineer in England

Java Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Java Engineer in England over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 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 +90 209 £575 - 32
South East +115 15 £475 +8.88% 8
South West +53 12 £500 -9.09% 9
North of England +58 11 £500 +8.11% 10
Midlands +66 9 £425 -10.53% 4
North West +43 7 £575 +22.99% 3
East of England +53 6 £413 -9.34% 1
West Midlands +56 5 £410 -12.77% 4
East Midlands +39 4 £425 -19.05%
Yorkshire +45 3 £500 +8.11% 6
North East +27 1 £475 - 1
Java Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 4 June 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.

1 262 (100.00%) Java
2 151 (57.63%) Software Engineering
3 129 (49.24%) AWS
4 122 (46.56%) Agile Software Development
5 116 (44.27%) Finance
6 107 (40.84%) Web Services
7 98 (37.40%) DevOps
8 92 (35.11%) Python
9 82 (31.30%) Asset Management
10 75 (28.63%) Kubernetes
11 74 (28.24%) Microservices
12 70 (26.72%) SQL
13 66 (25.19%) Banking
14 60 (22.90%) Azure
14 60 (22.90%) Docker
15 59 (22.52%) Front Office
16 56 (21.37%) JavaScript
17 52 (19.85%) J2EE
18 51 (19.47%) Fixed Income
18 51 (19.47%) GCP
19 49 (18.70%) Jenkins
19 49 (18.70%) Spring
20 47 (17.94%) Derivative
21 45 (17.18%) Decision-Making
22 44 (16.79%) Google
23 43 (16.41%) Equities
24 41 (15.65%) Oracle
24 41 (15.65%) Amazon RDS
25 40 (15.27%) R
26 38 (14.50%) Terraform

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 22 (8.40%) Apache
2 15 (5.73%) Tomcat
3 13 (4.96%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.91%) SAS
4 5 (1.91%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.15%) Confluence
5 3 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.76%) Mule
7 1 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.38%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.38%) CMS
7 1 (0.38%) Headless CMS
7 1 (0.38%) JBoss
7 1 (0.38%) nginx
7 1 (0.38%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) FINCAD Analytics
1 3 (1.15%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 129 (49.24%) AWS
2 60 (22.90%) Azure
3 51 (19.47%) GCP
4 35 (13.36%) AWS Lambda
4 35 (13.36%) Serverless
5 32 (12.21%) Amazon ECS
5 32 (12.21%) OpenShift
6 25 (9.54%) Amazon EC2
7 24 (9.16%) Amazon S3
7 24 (9.16%) Amazon SQS
8 21 (8.02%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (4.58%) Apigee
10 7 (2.67%) GitHub
11 5 (1.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (1.91%) Power Platform
12 4 (1.53%) Datadog
13 3 (1.15%) Amazon EKS
13 3 (1.15%) AWS Step Functions
14 2 (0.76%) Amazon Kinesis
14 2 (0.76%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.67%) HTTP
2 1 (0.38%) DNS
2 1 (0.38%) MPLS
2 1 (0.38%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (15.65%) Amazon RDS
2 31 (11.83%) Amazon Redshift
3 29 (11.07%) Relational Database
4 22 (8.40%) MySQL
4 22 (8.40%) RDBMS
5 19 (7.25%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (6.11%) Amazon Aurora
7 15 (5.73%) Hadoop
8 14 (5.34%) Big Data
9 12 (4.58%) SQL Server
10 11 (4.20%) MongoDB
10 11 (4.20%) NoSQL
11 6 (2.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (2.29%) DB2
11 6 (2.29%) Neo4j
11 6 (2.29%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.91%) Pentaho
12 5 (1.91%) Power BI
12 5 (1.91%) Redis
Development Applications
1 49 (18.70%) Jenkins
2 34 (12.98%) Cucumber
3 32 (12.21%) Artifactory
4 30 (11.45%) Git (software)
5 20 (7.63%) Maven
5 20 (7.63%) RStudio
6 18 (6.87%) Selenium
7 17 (6.49%) GitLab
8 16 (6.11%) JUnit
9 10 (3.82%) SoapUI
10 8 (3.05%) JIRA
11 6 (2.29%) Mocha
11 6 (2.29%) Postman
12 5 (1.91%) Eclipse
12 5 (1.91%) NetBeans
12 5 (1.91%) SonarQube
12 5 (1.91%) Zephyr
13 4 (1.53%) Mockito
13 4 (1.53%) Travis CI
14 3 (1.15%) DbUnit
General
1 116 (44.27%) Finance
2 66 (25.19%) Banking
3 59 (22.52%) Front Office
4 33 (12.60%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.05%) Retail
6 3 (1.15%) Automotive
6 3 (1.15%) Electronics
6 3 (1.15%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.38%) Back Office
7 1 (0.38%) Games
7 1 (0.38%) Law
7 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.38%) Publishing
7 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (40.84%) Web Services
2 52 (19.85%) J2EE
3 49 (18.70%) Spring
4 35 (13.36%) AngularJS
4 35 (13.36%) React
5 29 (11.07%) gRPC
5 29 (11.07%) Spring Boot
6 23 (8.78%) Vue.js
7 20 (7.63%) J2SE
7 20 (7.63%) Protocol Buffers
8 19 (7.25%) REST
9 15 (5.73%) RESTful
10 14 (5.34%) HTML
10 14 (5.34%) Swagger
11 13 (4.96%) CSS
12 12 (4.58%) Kafka
12 12 (4.58%) Node.js
13 11 (4.20%) SOAP
14 10 (3.82%) Middleware
15 9 (3.44%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 51 (19.47%) Fixed Income
2 47 (17.94%) Derivative
3 43 (16.41%) Equities
4 36 (13.74%) Hedge funds
5 32 (12.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 18 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (4.96%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (4.96%) Reference Data
8 8 (3.05%) Algorithms
8 8 (3.05%) Cloud Native
8 8 (3.05%) Data Structures
8 8 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (2.29%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.15%) Credit Risk
10 3 (1.15%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.15%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.76%) Lidar
12 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Cloud
12 1 (0.38%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 29 (11.07%) Linux
2 13 (4.96%) Unix
3 4 (1.53%) Windows
4 2 (0.76%) Android
5 1 (0.38%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (57.63%) Software Engineering
2 122 (46.56%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (37.40%) DevOps
4 82 (31.30%) Asset Management
5 74 (28.24%) Microservices
6 45 (17.18%) Decision-Making
7 36 (13.74%) Investment Management
7 36 (13.74%) TDD
8 33 (12.60%) Test Automation
9 32 (12.21%) Front End Development
10 24 (9.16%) Portfolio Management
11 23 (8.78%) Business Analysis
11 23 (8.78%) Deployment Automation
12 20 (7.63%) Infrastructure Automation
13 17 (6.49%) BDD
13 17 (6.49%) Scrum
14 15 (5.73%) Analytics
14 15 (5.73%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (4.96%) Performance Monitoring
15 13 (4.96%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 262 (100.00%) Java
2 92 (35.11%) Python
3 70 (26.72%) SQL
4 56 (21.37%) JavaScript
5 40 (15.27%) R
6 29 (11.07%) Java 8
7 13 (4.96%) Kotlin
7 13 (4.96%) Scala
8 9 (3.44%) Ruby
9 8 (3.05%) C++
9 8 (3.05%) Go
10 7 (2.67%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.67%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.29%) C#
12 4 (1.53%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.15%) SAS Macro
13 3 (1.15%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.76%) Groovy
14 2 (0.76%) Haskell
14 2 (0.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (4.58%) Degree
1 12 (4.58%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.20%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.29%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.15%) ISEB
6 2 (0.76%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.49%) QA
2 14 (5.34%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.38%) GDPR
System Software
1 60 (22.90%) Docker
2 5 (1.91%) HDFS
3 3 (1.15%) vSphere
4 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 75 (28.63%) Kubernetes
2 38 (14.50%) Terraform
3 11 (4.20%) Ansible
4 7 (2.67%) Nagios
5 3 (1.15%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.76%) Grafana
6 2 (0.76%) Graphite
7 1 (0.38%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.38%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.38%) Kibana
7 1 (0.38%) logstash
7 1 (0.38%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 44 (16.79%) Google
2 41 (15.65%) Oracle
3 7 (2.67%) Splunk
4 6 (2.29%) Sybase
5 3 (1.15%) Bloomberg
5 3 (1.15%) Cloudera
5 3 (1.15%) FXall
5 3 (1.15%) hybris
5 3 (1.15%) VMware
6 2 (0.76%) Adobe
6 2 (0.76%) AppDynamics
6 2 (0.76%) CA
6 2 (0.76%) Databricks
6 2 (0.76%) Dynatrace
6 2 (0.76%) HP
6 2 (0.76%) NetIQ
6 2 (0.76%) New Relic
6 2 (0.76%) Perforce
6 2 (0.76%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.76%) StreamSets