Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Software Developer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 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 Software Developer
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 678 708 802
Rank change year-on-year +30 +94 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Developer 168 156 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.16% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.17% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 111 56
England median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £390 £313 £322
90th Percentile £588 £600 £518
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 5
England median hourly rate £44.33 £44.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.74% - +35.38%
10th Percentile £39.23 £36.11 £34.40
90th Percentile £53.75 £55.75 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £44.33 £44.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year +0.74% - +35.38%

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 89579 93247 99778
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.76% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 59679 61380 64531
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 £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2656 3007 3839
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Java Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Java Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Java Software Developer in England

Java Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java Software Developer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Software Developer in England

Java Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Software Developer in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Software Developer in England

Java Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Software Developer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Software Developer in England

Java Software Developer
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 Software Developer within the England region over the 6 months to 17 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 +30 72 £500 +5.26% 19
North of England +85 44 £460 +15.00% 15
North West +46 31 £463 +15.63% 8
South East -11 26 £500 - 16
South West -1 19 £415 +10.67% 2
Yorkshire +32 12 £425 -5.56% 6
Midlands +22 6 £300 -27.71% 6
North East +70 5 £425 +30.77% 1
East Midlands - 4 £500 - 3
West Midlands +13 2 £300 -27.71% 3
East of England -40 1 £300 -17.24% 5
Java Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Java Software Developer 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 168 (100.00%) Java
2 96 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (44.64%) Software Engineering
4 66 (39.29%) Spring
5 65 (38.69%) TDD
6 62 (36.90%) Git (software)
7 52 (30.95%) SQL
8 50 (29.76%) Test Automation
9 48 (28.57%) JSON
10 47 (27.98%) Linux
11 46 (27.38%) REST
12 45 (26.79%) Web Services
13 40 (23.81%) Scrum
13 40 (23.81%) BDD
14 39 (23.21%) Jenkins
14 39 (23.21%) Microservices
14 39 (23.21%) JavaScript
14 39 (23.21%) JIRA
15 38 (22.62%) Finance
16 37 (22.02%) Cucumber
17 36 (21.43%) NoSQL
18 32 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
19 30 (17.86%) RESTful
19 30 (17.86%) Open Source
19 30 (17.86%) MongoDB
19 30 (17.86%) Node.js
20 29 (17.26%) Spring Boot
20 29 (17.26%) PostgreSQL
21 25 (14.88%) Security Cleared
22 24 (14.29%) Confluence

Java Software Developer 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 24 (14.29%) Confluence
2 14 (8.33%) Apache Spark
3 10 (5.95%) Cloud Foundry
4 6 (3.57%) Apache
4 6 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (2.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (2.38%) Apache Solr
6 4 (2.38%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.79%) CMS
7 3 (1.79%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.19%) Alfresco
8 2 (1.19%) Drupal
8 2 (1.19%) Liferay
9 1 (0.60%) CoreMedia CMS
9 1 (0.60%) IIS
9 1 (0.60%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.79%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 32 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (9.52%) Slack
3 10 (5.95%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.95%) OpenShift
3 10 (5.95%) PaaS
4 4 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (2.38%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.79%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.79%) Serverless
6 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.60%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.17%) HTTP
2 3 (1.79%) SMS
3 2 (1.19%) Intranet
4 1 (0.60%) Internet
4 1 (0.60%) LDAP
4 1 (0.60%) tcpdump
4 1 (0.60%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (21.43%) NoSQL
2 30 (17.86%) MongoDB
3 29 (17.26%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (10.12%) MySQL
5 15 (8.93%) Big Data
6 13 (7.74%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.19%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.19%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.19%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.60%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.60%) DB2
9 1 (0.60%) GIS
9 1 (0.60%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.60%) Redis
9 1 (0.60%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 62 (36.90%) Git (software)
2 39 (23.21%) Jenkins
2 39 (23.21%) JIRA
3 37 (22.02%) Cucumber
4 22 (13.10%) JUnit
5 18 (10.71%) Maven
6 14 (8.33%) Eclipse
6 14 (8.33%) IntelliJ
7 12 (7.14%) TeamCity
8 11 (6.55%) Subversion
9 10 (5.95%) Selenium
10 8 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (4.76%) Mockito
11 6 (3.57%) Gradle
11 6 (3.57%) Mercurial
12 5 (2.98%) NetBeans
12 5 (2.98%) Visual Studio
13 4 (2.38%) Jasmine
14 3 (1.79%) Bitbucket
14 3 (1.79%) SpecFlow
General
1 38 (22.62%) Finance
2 19 (11.31%) Electronics
3 18 (10.71%) Banking
4 17 (10.12%) Manufacturing
5 16 (9.52%) Marketing
5 16 (9.52%) Telecoms
6 10 (5.95%) Automotive
6 10 (5.95%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.79%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.19%) Front Office
8 2 (1.19%) Military
8 2 (1.19%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.60%) Games
9 1 (0.60%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (39.29%) Spring
2 48 (28.57%) JSON
3 46 (27.38%) REST
4 45 (26.79%) Web Services
5 30 (17.86%) Node.js
5 30 (17.86%) RESTful
6 29 (17.26%) Spring Boot
7 22 (13.10%) XML
8 17 (10.12%) Hibernate
9 13 (7.74%) AngularJS
10 11 (6.55%) Akka
10 11 (6.55%) SOAP
11 9 (5.36%) Swagger
12 8 (4.76%) React
13 7 (4.17%) J2EE
13 7 (4.17%) JPA
14 6 (3.57%) HTML
14 6 (3.57%) JMS
14 6 (3.57%) jQuery
15 5 (2.98%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.31%) Data Structures
2 8 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.17%) Algorithms
4 6 (3.57%) User Experience
5 5 (2.98%) Cloud Native
5 5 (2.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.79%) Fintech
8 2 (1.19%) Wiki
9 1 (0.60%) Acoustics
9 1 (0.60%) Bitcoin
9 1 (0.60%) Derivative
9 1 (0.60%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.60%) New Media
9 1 (0.60%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 47 (27.98%) Linux
2 14 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (5.95%) Windows
4 9 (5.36%) Unix
5 2 (1.19%) Android
5 2 (1.19%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (44.64%) Software Engineering
3 65 (38.69%) TDD
4 50 (29.76%) Test Automation
5 40 (23.81%) BDD
5 40 (23.81%) Scrum
6 39 (23.21%) Microservices
7 30 (17.86%) Open Source
8 23 (13.69%) Mentoring
9 21 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (11.90%) SDLC
11 19 (11.31%) Pair Programming
12 18 (10.71%) DevOps
12 18 (10.71%) OO
12 18 (10.71%) SDET
13 16 (9.52%) Coaching
13 16 (9.52%) Digital Marketing
13 16 (9.52%) Programme Management
14 14 (8.33%) High Availability
14 14 (8.33%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 168 (100.00%) Java
2 52 (30.95%) SQL
3 39 (23.21%) JavaScript
4 22 (13.10%) Python
5 21 (12.50%) Scala
6 13 (7.74%) Ruby
7 11 (6.55%) Go
8 9 (5.36%) C++
8 9 (5.36%) Shell Script
9 6 (3.57%) Clojure
9 6 (3.57%) Kotlin
10 5 (2.98%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.98%) Groovy
11 4 (2.38%) C#
12 3 (1.79%) PHP
12 3 (1.79%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.19%) SPARQL
14 1 (0.60%) Haskell
14 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.60%) XPath
Qualifications
1 25 (14.88%) Security Cleared
2 21 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.74%) Degree
4 5 (2.98%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.38%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.60%) ISEB
7 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 23 (13.69%) Docker
2 2 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.60%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (4.76%) Ansible
2 7 (4.17%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.98%) Rancher
4 4 (2.38%) Puppet
5 2 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.60%) Grafana
6 1 (0.60%) Graphite
6 1 (0.60%) Nagios
Vendors
1 22 (13.10%) Oracle
2 16 (9.52%) SAP
3 10 (5.95%) Google
4 4 (2.38%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.79%) IBM
5 3 (1.79%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.79%) Sencha
5 3 (1.79%) Software AG
5 3 (1.79%) webMethods
6 2 (1.19%) Apigee
6 2 (1.19%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.19%) Luciad
6 2 (1.19%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.19%) OpenText
6 2 (1.19%) VMware
6 2 (1.19%) WSO2
7 1 (0.60%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.60%) Pega
7 1 (0.60%) Sonatype
7 1 (0.60%) Triple Point