The median contractor rate for a Java Software Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 539 522 570
Rank change year-on-year -17 +48  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Developer 62 101 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.20% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.21% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 89 38
Median daily rate £450 £405 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -6.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £586 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £395 £363
% change year-on-year +9.11% +8.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Median hourly rate £52.50 £40.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.43% +15.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £40.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year +30.43% +15.00%  

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 40980 47134 47634
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.05% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26691 31127 30520
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1258 1393 1823
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 +2 22 £475 - 25
South West -6 11 £441 +21.65% 7
South East +5 10 £365 -18.88% 8
North West +19 8 £463 +42.30% 9
Yorkshire +31 4 £430 -24.56% 4
East of England -1 4 £515 +7.18% 3
West Midlands +4 2 £435 +4.81% 3
East Midlands - 1 £400 - 1
Java Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 134 (100.00%) Java
2 81 (60.45%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (41.79%) Spring
4 47 (35.07%) Software Engineering
5 35 (26.12%) Scrum
5 35 (26.12%) JavaScript
6 34 (25.37%) Microservices
6 34 (25.37%) Test Automation
7 32 (23.88%) SQL
8 31 (23.13%) TDD
9 30 (22.39%) Web Services
10 26 (19.40%) Linux
11 25 (18.66%) REST
12 24 (17.91%) RESTful
13 22 (16.42%) Finance
14 21 (15.67%) Git (software)
14 21 (15.67%) SDLC
15 20 (14.93%) Security Cleared
15 20 (14.93%) JSON
15 20 (14.93%) JUnit
16 19 (14.18%) MongoDB
16 19 (14.18%) Docker
16 19 (14.18%) Jenkins
17 18 (13.43%) BDD
17 18 (13.43%) Amazon AWS
17 18 (13.43%) XML
17 18 (13.43%) HTML
17 18 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
18 17 (12.69%) SC Cleared
18 17 (12.69%) JIRA

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 8 (5.97%) Confluence
2 6 (4.48%) Apache
2 6 (4.48%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (3.73%) JBoss
4 4 (2.99%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.24%) Alfresco
5 3 (2.24%) CMS
5 3 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.49%) Drupal
6 2 (1.49%) Liferay
6 2 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.49%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.75%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.75%) Apache Qpid
7 1 (0.75%) Lightstreamer
7 1 (0.75%) WebORB
7 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 4 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.49%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.43%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.73%) Google App Engine
2 5 (3.73%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (3.73%) Google Compute Engine
3 4 (2.99%) Slack
4 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.49%) Amazon Kinesis
5 2 (1.49%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.75%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.75%) GitHub
6 1 (0.75%) PaaS
6 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.48%) HTTP
2 3 (2.24%) LAN
2 3 (2.24%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.49%) Internet
3 2 (1.49%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.49%) VoIP
4 1 (0.75%) Firewall
4 1 (0.75%) FIX Connectivity
4 1 (0.75%) Intranet
4 1 (0.75%) LDAP
4 1 (0.75%) SSL
4 1 (0.75%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.18%) MongoDB
2 15 (11.19%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (8.96%) MySQL
4 9 (6.72%) Relational Database
5 8 (5.97%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.73%) SQL Server
7 4 (2.99%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.99%) Big Data
7 4 (2.99%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.49%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.75%) Apache Accumulo
9 1 (0.75%) HBase
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.75%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (15.67%) Git (software)
2 20 (14.93%) JUnit
3 19 (14.18%) Jenkins
4 17 (12.69%) JIRA
5 16 (11.94%) Maven
6 15 (11.19%) Cucumber
7 11 (8.21%) Eclipse
8 9 (6.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (5.97%) Mockito
10 6 (4.48%) IntelliJ
10 6 (4.48%) Selenium
11 5 (3.73%) Subversion
12 4 (2.99%) Ant
12 4 (2.99%) Jasmine
12 4 (2.99%) JBehave
12 4 (2.99%) Visual Studio
12 4 (2.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (2.99%) WebDriver
13 3 (2.24%) Hudson
13 3 (2.24%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (16.42%) Finance
2 8 (5.97%) Banking
3 6 (4.48%) Electronics
3 6 (4.48%) Games
4 5 (3.73%) Retail
5 4 (2.99%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.99%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.99%) Marketing
5 4 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.49%) Publishing
6 2 (1.49%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.75%) Front Office
7 1 (0.75%) Law
7 1 (0.75%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (41.79%) Spring
2 30 (22.39%) Web Services
3 25 (18.66%) REST
4 24 (17.91%) RESTful
5 20 (14.93%) JSON
6 18 (13.43%) HTML
6 18 (13.43%) XML
7 17 (12.69%) Spring Boot
8 16 (11.94%) CSS
9 14 (10.45%) Hibernate
10 13 (9.70%) Node.js
11 12 (8.96%) HTML5
12 11 (8.21%) J2EE
13 9 (6.72%) AngularJS
14 8 (5.97%) CSS3
15 7 (5.22%) Ajax
15 7 (5.22%) SOAP
16 6 (4.48%) Middleware
16 6 (4.48%) Ruby on Rails
16 6 (4.48%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.46%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.22%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (4.48%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.99%) Social Media
6 3 (2.24%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.24%) Replication
7 2 (1.49%) Derivative
7 2 (1.49%) Equities
7 2 (1.49%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.49%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.49%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.49%) User Experience
8 1 (0.75%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.75%) TWAP
8 1 (0.75%) VWAP
8 1 (0.75%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 26 (19.40%) Linux
2 11 (8.21%) Unix
3 10 (7.46%) Windows
4 8 (5.97%) Android
5 7 (5.22%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.75%) CentOS
7 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (60.45%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (35.07%) Software Engineering
3 35 (26.12%) Scrum
4 34 (25.37%) Microservices
4 34 (25.37%) Test Automation
5 31 (23.13%) TDD
6 21 (15.67%) SDLC
7 18 (13.43%) BDD
7 18 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (12.69%) DevOps
9 16 (11.94%) OO
10 14 (10.45%) Mentoring
10 14 (10.45%) MVC
10 14 (10.45%) Open Source
11 13 (9.70%) Kanban
12 11 (8.21%) SOA
13 8 (5.97%) Android Development
13 8 (5.97%) Continuous Delivery
13 8 (5.97%) UML
14 7 (5.22%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 134 (100.00%) Java
2 35 (26.12%) JavaScript
3 32 (23.88%) SQL
4 14 (10.45%) C++
5 13 (9.70%) C#
6 11 (8.21%) Ruby
7 8 (5.97%) Python
8 7 (5.22%) Scala
9 5 (3.73%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.99%) C
11 3 (2.24%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.49%) ActionScript
12 2 (1.49%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.49%) PHP
13 1 (0.75%) Clojure
13 1 (0.75%) Groovy
13 1 (0.75%) Haskell
13 1 (0.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (14.93%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.69%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.96%) Degree
4 8 (5.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.99%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.49%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.75%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.22%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.75%) ISO 20022
2 1 (0.75%) MiFID
System Software
1 19 (14.18%) Docker
2 1 (0.75%) HDFS
2 1 (0.75%) Shibboleth
2 1 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (2.24%) Puppet
2 1 (0.75%) Ansible
2 1 (0.75%) Grafana
2 1 (0.75%) Graphite
2 1 (0.75%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.75%) Oozie
2 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (6.72%) Oracle
2 6 (4.48%) Google
2 6 (4.48%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.73%) Adobe
3 5 (3.73%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.99%) Atlassian
4 4 (2.99%) Facebook
4 4 (2.99%) IBM
4 4 (2.99%) Luciad
4 4 (2.99%) SAP
5 3 (2.24%) Telerik
6 2 (1.49%) Apigee
6 2 (1.49%) Cloudera
6 2 (1.49%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.49%) OpenText
6 2 (1.49%) Software AG
6 2 (1.49%) webMethods
6 2 (1.49%) WSO2
7 1 (0.75%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.75%) Sonatype
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