The median contractor rate for a Java Software Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Software Developer
UK / England
Rank 509 545 568
Rank change year-on-year +36 +23  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Developer 74 72 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.15% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.15% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 47 30
Median daily rate £425 £431 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.44% +15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £648 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £43.00 £42.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +5.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.59 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +12.62% +5.62%  

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 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Java Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Java Software Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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 +26 36 £439 -20.22% 25
South East +31 16 £410 -4.92% 11
East of England +3 8 £350 -6.66% 6
East Midlands - 7 £406 - 3
North West +29 3 £450 +8.43% 10
South West -13 3 £450 +20.00% 9
South Coast - 1 - -
Java Software Developer
UK

Java Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 141 (100.00%) Java
2 94 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (37.59%) Spring
3 53 (37.59%) Software Engineering
4 52 (36.88%) TDD
5 46 (32.62%) Scrum
6 42 (29.79%) JavaScript
7 40 (28.37%) SQL
8 31 (21.99%) DevOps
8 31 (21.99%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (20.57%) Maven
10 28 (19.86%) HTML
11 25 (17.73%) Web Services
12 24 (17.02%) JUnit
12 24 (17.02%) Linux
13 23 (16.31%) C#
13 23 (16.31%) Jenkins
14 22 (15.60%) Docker
15 21 (14.89%) Mentoring
15 21 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
15 21 (14.89%) Cucumber
15 21 (14.89%) XML
15 21 (14.89%) Automated Testing
15 21 (14.89%) RESTful
16 20 (14.18%) Microservices
17 19 (13.48%) SDLC
17 19 (13.48%) C++
18 18 (12.77%) BDD
19 17 (12.06%) CSS
19 17 (12.06%) JBoss

Java Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 17 (12.06%) JBoss
2 13 (9.22%) WebSphere
3 12 (8.51%) WebSphere Application Server
4 11 (7.80%) WebSphere Process Server
5 10 (7.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 10 (7.09%) Alfresco
6 9 (6.38%) Tomcat
7 7 (4.96%) Apache
8 3 (2.13%) Confluence
9 2 (1.42%) CMS
9 2 (1.42%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.71%) Apache Qpid
10 1 (0.71%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.71%) Documentum
10 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.71%) Jetty
10 1 (0.71%) Lightstreamer
10 1 (0.71%) nginx
10 1 (0.71%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.71%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 7 (4.96%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.42%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.93%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (9.22%) GitHub
3 3 (2.13%) Google App Engine
3 3 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.13%) Google Compute Engine
4 2 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.42%) Amazon Kinesis
4 2 (1.42%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (1.42%) PaaS
4 2 (1.42%) SaaS
5 1 (0.71%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.71%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.71%) Dropbox
5 1 (0.71%) Heroku
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.71%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.67%) HTTP
2 6 (4.26%) LAN
3 2 (1.42%) Internet
3 2 (1.42%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.42%) VoIP
3 2 (1.42%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.71%) Firewall
4 1 (0.71%) FIX Connectivity
4 1 (0.71%) Intranet
4 1 (0.71%) Skype
4 1 (0.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.51%) MySQL
2 10 (7.09%) MongoDB
3 8 (5.67%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.96%) SQL Server
5 6 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (3.55%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (2.13%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.42%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.71%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.71%) Big Data
9 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.71%) Redis
Development Applications
1 29 (20.57%) Maven
2 24 (17.02%) JUnit
3 23 (16.31%) Jenkins
4 21 (14.89%) Cucumber
5 16 (11.35%) Git (software)
6 13 (9.22%) Mockito
7 12 (8.51%) JIRA
8 10 (7.09%) Eclipse
9 9 (6.38%) Selenium
9 9 (6.38%) Visual Studio
10 6 (4.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (4.26%) WebDriver
11 5 (3.55%) Ant
12 4 (2.84%) Gradle
12 4 (2.84%) Hudson
12 4 (2.84%) SoapUI
12 4 (2.84%) Subversion
12 4 (2.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 3 (2.13%) Robot Framework
General
1 17 (12.06%) Finance
2 12 (8.51%) Banking
2 12 (8.51%) Publishing
3 8 (5.67%) Games
4 6 (4.26%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.55%) Retail
6 2 (1.42%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.71%) Automotive
7 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.71%) Front Office
7 1 (0.71%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (37.59%) Spring
2 28 (19.86%) HTML
3 25 (17.73%) Web Services
4 21 (14.89%) RESTful
4 21 (14.89%) XML
5 17 (12.06%) CSS
6 16 (11.35%) REST
7 15 (10.64%) Hibernate
8 13 (9.22%) .NET
8 13 (9.22%) AngularJS
8 13 (9.22%) HTML5
8 13 (9.22%) J2EE
8 13 (9.22%) Java EE
9 10 (7.09%) Ruby on Rails
10 8 (5.67%) Spring Boot
11 7 (4.96%) Ajax
11 7 (4.96%) JSON
11 7 (4.96%) Spring MVC
11 7 (4.96%) Struts
12 6 (4.26%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.22%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.26%) Client/Server
3 6 (4.26%) Replication
4 4 (2.84%) Social Media
5 2 (1.42%) Derivative
5 2 (1.42%) Equities
5 2 (1.42%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (1.42%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.42%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.42%) RIA
5 2 (1.42%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.71%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.71%) TWAP
6 1 (0.71%) User Experience
6 1 (0.71%) VWAP
6 1 (0.71%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 24 (17.02%) Linux
2 14 (9.93%) Apple iOS
3 13 (9.22%) Android
4 9 (6.38%) Windows
5 6 (4.26%) Unix
6 2 (1.42%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.71%) CentOS
7 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.71%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (37.59%) Software Engineering
3 52 (36.88%) TDD
4 46 (32.62%) Scrum
5 31 (21.99%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (21.99%) DevOps
6 21 (14.89%) Automated Testing
6 21 (14.89%) Mentoring
7 20 (14.18%) Microservices
8 19 (13.48%) SDLC
9 18 (12.77%) BDD
10 17 (12.06%) MVC
11 16 (11.35%) Kanban
12 15 (10.64%) Pair Programming
12 15 (10.64%) Unit Testing
13 14 (9.93%) OO
14 12 (8.51%) Android Development
14 12 (8.51%) iOS Development
14 12 (8.51%) Migration
15 11 (7.80%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 141 (100.00%) Java
2 42 (29.79%) JavaScript
3 40 (28.37%) SQL
4 23 (16.31%) C#
5 19 (13.48%) C++
6 15 (10.64%) Ruby
7 13 (9.22%) Python
8 11 (7.80%) Scala
9 6 (4.26%) Groovy
10 5 (3.55%) C
10 5 (3.55%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.13%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.42%) ActionScript
12 2 (1.42%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.42%) PHP
12 2 (1.42%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.71%) Go
13 1 (0.71%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (11.35%) Degree
2 14 (9.93%) Security Cleared
3 11 (7.80%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.42%) ISEB
5 2 (1.42%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.96%) QA
2 5 (3.55%) SDET
3 2 (1.42%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.71%) ISO20022
4 1 (0.71%) MiFID
System Software
1 22 (15.60%) Docker
2 1 (0.71%) Shibboleth
2 1 (0.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.84%) Puppet
2 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (7.09%) Adobe
2 8 (5.67%) Oracle
3 7 (4.96%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.26%) Telerik
5 4 (2.84%) Facebook
5 4 (2.84%) Google
6 3 (2.13%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.42%) IBM
7 2 (1.42%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.71%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.71%) HP
8 1 (0.71%) Luciad
8 1 (0.71%) Sybase
8 1 (0.71%) Xamarin
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £420 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago