Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 27 May 2022.

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
27 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 326 368 362
Rank change year-on-year +42 -6 +78
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 546 281 267
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.77% 0.60% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.64% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 193 218
10th Percentile £450 £403 £410
25th Percentile £538 £463 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% - -
75th Percentile £703 £675 £650
90th Percentile £750 £750 £724
UK median daily rate £600 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 2 3
10th Percentile - £36.25 £40.21
25th Percentile - £38.13 £42.38
Median hourly rate £65.00 £42.50 £46.00
Median % change year-on-year +52.94% -7.61% -
75th Percentile £75.00 £48.13 £55.77
90th Percentile - £50.75 £61.63
UK median hourly rate £65.00 £50.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +30.00% +8.70% -

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 66,210 43,599 39,552
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.25% 92.76% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,284 30,105 26,681
10th Percentile £313 £288 £253
25th Percentile £425 £388 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £493 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.60% +3.68% -
75th Percentile £644 £588 £575
90th Percentile £744 £679 £663
UK median daily rate £525 £485 £470
% change year-on-year +8.25% +3.19% -0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,785 1,447 1,366
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.40 £11.63
25th Percentile £15.50 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.18 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +6.26% +11.45% +2.70%
75th Percentile £49.25 £43.75 £38.66
90th Percentile £65.00 £56.50 £52.18
UK median hourly rate £23.91 £21.96 £19.00
% change year-on-year +8.90% +15.55% +5.23%

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 27 May 2022.

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 27 May 2022.

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 27 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London +59 427 £639 +6.46% 144
South West -9 58 £600 +9.09% 9
North of England -52 21 £650 +52.94% 22
North West -40 16 £650 +56.63% 16
South East -44 14 £535 +12.63% 15
Midlands -36 8 £620 +67.57% 7
West Midlands - 7 £679 - 6
Yorkshire -43 5 £519 +2.72% 6
East of England -28 3 £493 -17.83% 9
East Midlands -17 1 £620 +67.57% 1
Java Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 2022, Java Engineer contract jobs required the following 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.

1 546 (100.00%) Java
2 363 (66.48%) Software Engineering
3 303 (55.49%) Agile
4 262 (47.99%) AWS
5 251 (45.97%) Microservices
6 204 (37.36%) CI/CD
7 199 (36.45%) DevOps
8 197 (36.08%) Kafka
9 177 (32.42%) Finance
10 155 (28.39%) Azure
11 138 (25.27%) Docker
12 137 (25.09%) GCP
13 135 (24.73%) Kubernetes
14 128 (23.44%) Spring
15 124 (22.71%) JavaScript
16 120 (21.98%) Spring Boot
17 116 (21.25%) React
18 108 (19.78%) Python
19 105 (19.23%) Investment Management
20 100 (18.32%) Asset Management
21 95 (17.40%) Analytics
22 94 (17.22%) Terraform
23 93 (17.03%) TDD
24 88 (16.12%) gRPC
25 87 (15.93%) Test Automation
26 85 (15.57%) Front Office
27 82 (15.02%) Hedge funds
28 77 (14.10%) TypeScript
29 76 (13.92%) Security Cleared
30 75 (13.74%) Maven

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 43 (7.88%) Apache Spark
2 24 (4.40%) Apache
2 24 (4.40%) Confluence
3 10 (1.83%) Tomcat
4 8 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.28%) Apache Airflow
6 6 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
6 6 (1.10%) Jetty
7 3 (0.55%) Mule
7 3 (0.55%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.18%) CMS
8 1 (0.18%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.18%) GemFire
8 1 (0.18%) nginx
8 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 6 (1.10%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 262 (47.99%) AWS
2 155 (28.39%) Azure
3 137 (25.09%) GCP
4 40 (7.33%) Serverless
5 35 (6.41%) AWS Lambda
6 29 (5.31%) Amazon EC2
7 26 (4.76%) GitHub
8 24 (4.40%) Amazon S3
9 21 (3.85%) OpenShift
10 11 (2.01%) Azure Data Factory
11 7 (1.28%) Amazon EKS
11 7 (1.28%) Amazon EMR
11 7 (1.28%) Amazon SQS
11 7 (1.28%) Azure Key Vault
11 7 (1.28%) Azure Monitor
11 7 (1.28%) SaaS
12 6 (1.10%) AWS Fargate
13 5 (0.92%) IaaS
14 4 (0.73%) Apigee
14 4 (0.73%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.01%) HTTP
2 10 (1.83%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.37%) Internet
4 1 (0.18%) Firewall
4 1 (0.18%) FTP
4 1 (0.18%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.18%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.18%) SMTP
4 1 (0.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (8.79%) Big Data
2 38 (6.96%) MongoDB
3 37 (6.78%) NoSQL
4 35 (6.41%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (4.03%) Relational Database
6 21 (3.85%) Delta Lake
7 14 (2.56%) Amazon Redshift
8 13 (2.38%) MySQL
8 13 (2.38%) SQL Server
9 12 (2.20%) Oracle Database
10 10 (1.83%) GIS
11 9 (1.65%) Geospatial Data
12 6 (1.10%) Hazelcast
13 5 (0.92%) BigQuery
14 4 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 4 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (0.73%) Data Lake
14 4 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
15 3 (0.55%) JasperReports
15 3 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 75 (13.74%) Maven
2 62 (11.36%) Jenkins
3 57 (10.44%) Git (software)
4 54 (9.89%) Gradle
4 54 (9.89%) JIRA
5 25 (4.58%) GitLab
6 21 (3.85%) Selenium
7 19 (3.48%) Cucumber
7 19 (3.48%) JUnit
8 14 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
8 14 (2.56%) TeamCity
9 11 (2.01%) Eclipse
10 9 (1.65%) Mockito
10 9 (1.65%) Postman
11 7 (1.28%) JMeter
11 7 (1.28%) Rational DOORS
12 6 (1.10%) NetBeans
12 6 (1.10%) Rational Rhapsody
12 6 (1.10%) Rational Team Concert
13 5 (0.92%) REST Assured
General
1 177 (32.42%) Finance
2 85 (15.57%) Front Office
3 60 (10.99%) Banking
4 46 (8.42%) Social Skills
5 25 (4.58%) Retail
6 21 (3.85%) Investment Banking
7 17 (3.11%) Public Sector
8 15 (2.75%) Marketing
9 7 (1.28%) Influencing Skills
10 6 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (1.10%) Publishing
11 5 (0.92%) Back Office
12 4 (0.73%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.55%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.37%) Legal
14 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.37%) Military
15 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.18%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (36.08%) Kafka
2 128 (23.44%) Spring
3 120 (21.98%) Spring Boot
4 116 (21.25%) React
5 88 (16.12%) gRPC
6 45 (8.24%) REST
7 40 (7.33%) RESTful
8 35 (6.41%) Web Services
9 34 (6.23%) Protocol Buffers
10 33 (6.04%) Apache Camel
11 31 (5.68%) GraphQL
12 24 (4.40%) AngularJS
12 24 (4.40%) SOAP
12 24 (4.40%) Vue.js
13 19 (3.48%) Node.js
14 13 (2.38%) Hibernate
14 13 (2.38%) J2EE
15 12 (2.20%) ActiveMQ
15 12 (2.20%) Spring Cloud
16 11 (2.01%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 82 (15.02%) Hedge funds
2 54 (9.89%) Cloud Native
3 52 (9.52%) Fixed Income
4 49 (8.97%) Equities
4 49 (8.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 32 (5.86%) Derivative
6 26 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.65%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.47%) Blockchain
9 8 (1.47%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.28%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.10%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.10%) Legacy Applications
11 6 (1.10%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (0.55%) Equity Derivative
13 3 (0.55%) iPad
13 3 (0.55%) Music Streaming
13 3 (0.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 36 (6.59%) Linux
2 10 (1.83%) Unix
3 8 (1.47%) Android
4 7 (1.28%) Windows
5 6 (1.10%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.18%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (66.48%) Software Engineering
2 303 (55.49%) Agile
3 251 (45.97%) Microservices
4 204 (37.36%) CI/CD
5 199 (36.45%) DevOps
6 105 (19.23%) Investment Management
7 100 (18.32%) Asset Management
8 95 (17.40%) Analytics
9 93 (17.03%) TDD
10 87 (15.93%) Test Automation
11 65 (11.90%) BDD
12 64 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
13 61 (11.17%) Full Stack Development
14 58 (10.62%) Data Analytics
15 54 (9.89%) Scrum
16 44 (8.06%) Event-Driven
17 43 (7.88%) Clean Code
18 39 (7.14%) Front End Development
18 39 (7.14%) Mentoring
19 37 (6.78%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 546 (100.00%) Java
2 124 (22.71%) JavaScript
3 108 (19.78%) Python
4 77 (14.10%) TypeScript
5 47 (8.61%) SQL
6 36 (6.59%) Scala
7 28 (5.13%) C++
8 16 (2.93%) C#
8 16 (2.93%) Kotlin
9 14 (2.56%) C
9 14 (2.56%) Groovy
10 11 (2.01%) Go
11 5 (0.92%) Bash
12 2 (0.37%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.18%) Lua
13 1 (0.18%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.18%) PHP
13 1 (0.18%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.18%) R
13 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 76 (13.92%) Security Cleared
2 59 (10.81%) SC Cleared
3 27 (4.95%) DV Cleared
4 13 (2.38%) Degree
5 7 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.37%) MBA
7 2 (0.37%) OCP
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.37%) PhD
8 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (9.52%) QA
2 2 (0.37%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 138 (25.27%) Docker
2 5 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.18%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.18%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 135 (24.73%) Kubernetes
2 94 (17.22%) Terraform
3 18 (3.30%) Grafana
4 17 (3.11%) Prometheus
5 15 (2.75%) Ansible
6 6 (1.10%) Istio
7 5 (0.92%) Consul
8 2 (0.37%) Rancher
9 1 (0.18%) Kibana
9 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.18%) SCCM
9 1 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 34 (6.23%) Databricks
2 26 (4.76%) Oracle
3 22 (4.03%) Confluent
4 14 (2.56%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 14 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (2.38%) Google
6 10 (1.83%) Splunk
7 7 (1.28%) AppDynamics
8 6 (1.10%) Microsoft
9 5 (0.92%) Avaya
10 4 (0.73%) ForgeRock
10 4 (0.73%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.55%) MuleSoft
12 2 (0.37%) Cadence
12 2 (0.37%) IBM
13 1 (0.18%) ANSYS
13 1 (0.18%) Informatica
13 1 (0.18%) Teradata
13 1 (0.18%) Veracode