The median contractor rate for a Java Software Engineer was £478 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 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.

Java Software Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 518 552 543
Rank change year-on-year +34 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 59 74 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 37 40
Median daily rate £478 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £700 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £344
% change year-on-year +7.14% +22.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 4
Median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £46.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -14.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.70 £35.00 £41.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £39.00 £46.75
% change year-on-year +6.41% -16.57%  

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 39575 47323 46031
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.28% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25800 31094 28258
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +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 1355 1459 1862
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Java Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Software Engineer in England

Java Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Software Engineer in England

Java Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Software Engineer in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Software Engineer in England

Java Software Engineer
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 Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Software Engineer in England

Java Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Software Engineer in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Java Software Engineer in England

Java Software 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 Software Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 29 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 +35 24 £500 - 16
South West -15 12 £488 -2.50% 14
Yorkshire +26 10 £410 -2.38% 5
South East +5 7 £450 -23.40% 10
East Midlands -3 3 - -
North West +26 2 £456 +8.63% 8
East of England -4 1 £495 +32.00% 4
Java Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Java Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 133 (99.25%) Java
2 125 (93.28%) Software Engineering
3 81 (60.45%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (42.54%) TDD
5 55 (41.04%) Spring
6 48 (35.82%) Scrum
7 43 (32.09%) Jenkins
8 36 (26.87%) Web Services
9 35 (26.12%) Maven
10 34 (25.37%) BDD
11 33 (24.63%) Linux
12 32 (23.88%) SQL
13 29 (21.64%) REST
14 27 (20.15%) JavaScript
14 27 (20.15%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (19.40%) JUnit
15 26 (19.40%) DevOps
16 25 (18.66%) OO
16 25 (18.66%) Amazon AWS
16 25 (18.66%) Security Cleared
16 25 (18.66%) Git (software)
17 24 (17.91%) Cucumber
18 22 (16.42%) Unit Testing
18 22 (16.42%) JIRA
19 21 (15.67%) Open Source
20 20 (14.93%) Java EE
21 19 (14.18%) RESTful
22 18 (13.43%) Python
22 18 (13.43%) C++
22 18 (13.43%) SDLC

Java Software 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 17 (12.69%) JBoss
2 14 (10.45%) Apache
3 13 (9.70%) WebSphere
4 12 (8.96%) Tomcat
5 11 (8.21%) Confluence
5 11 (8.21%) WebSphere Process Server
6 10 (7.46%) Alfresco
6 10 (7.46%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (4.48%) WebLogic
8 5 (3.73%) Apache Pig
8 5 (3.73%) Apache Spark
9 4 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (2.24%) nginx
11 2 (1.49%) Ethereum
11 2 (1.49%) GlassFish
11 2 (1.49%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.75%) DataSynapse
12 1 (0.75%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (18.66%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (8.96%) GitHub
3 8 (5.97%) Amazon SQS
4 7 (5.22%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (3.73%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.99%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.99%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (2.99%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (2.24%) Slack
8 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (0.75%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.75%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.75%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.22%) HTTP
2 4 (2.99%) Internet
2 4 (2.99%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.49%) BGP
3 2 (1.49%) DNS
3 2 (1.49%) SSL
4 1 (0.75%) IPv4
4 1 (0.75%) IPv6
4 1 (0.75%) SMS
4 1 (0.75%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.96%) MongoDB
1 12 (8.96%) NoSQL
1 12 (8.96%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (6.72%) Big Data
2 9 (6.72%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.97%) Hadoop
4 7 (5.22%) MySQL
5 6 (4.48%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (4.48%) Apache Hive
6 5 (3.73%) Redis
7 3 (2.24%) Apache Accumulo
8 2 (1.49%) Blockchain
8 2 (1.49%) DB2
8 2 (1.49%) OrientDB
9 1 (0.75%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.75%) GIS
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 43 (32.09%) Jenkins
2 35 (26.12%) Maven
3 26 (19.40%) JUnit
4 25 (18.66%) Git (software)
5 24 (17.91%) Cucumber
6 22 (16.42%) JIRA
7 15 (11.19%) Mockito
8 10 (7.46%) Eclipse
9 9 (6.72%) Ant
10 8 (5.97%) Gradle
11 7 (5.22%) Hudson
11 7 (5.22%) Selenium
12 5 (3.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (3.73%) Rational DOORS
12 5 (3.73%) TeamCity
13 4 (2.99%) Bugzilla
13 4 (2.99%) RSpec
14 3 (2.24%) Jasmine
14 3 (2.24%) Subversion
15 1 (0.75%) Bitbucket
General
1 12 (8.96%) Finance
2 11 (8.21%) Publishing
3 10 (7.46%) Retail
4 6 (4.48%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.73%) Banking
5 5 (3.73%) Military
6 4 (2.99%) Aerospace
7 3 (2.24%) Games
7 3 (2.24%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.49%) Electronics
8 2 (1.49%) Marketing
9 1 (0.75%) Advertising
9 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (41.04%) Spring
2 36 (26.87%) Web Services
3 29 (21.64%) REST
4 20 (14.93%) Java EE
5 19 (14.18%) RESTful
6 16 (11.94%) Hibernate
7 15 (11.19%) HTML
8 14 (10.45%) J2EE
9 13 (9.70%) CSS
10 12 (8.96%) Spring Boot
11 11 (8.21%) Node.js
12 10 (7.46%) XML
13 9 (6.72%) SOAP
14 8 (5.97%) JMS
15 7 (5.22%) EJB
15 7 (5.22%) JSON
15 7 (5.22%) JSP
16 6 (4.48%) AngularJS
16 6 (4.48%) Spring MVC
17 5 (3.73%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.72%) User Experience
2 7 (5.22%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.73%) Algorithms
3 5 (3.73%) RIA
3 5 (3.73%) Wiki
4 4 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.99%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.49%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.75%) BBC
6 1 (0.75%) Clustering
6 1 (0.75%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.75%) Derivative
6 1 (0.75%) Equities
6 1 (0.75%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.75%) MPEG
6 1 (0.75%) PKI
6 1 (0.75%) Robotics
6 1 (0.75%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 33 (24.63%) Linux
2 14 (10.45%) Unix
3 5 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.99%) Android
4 4 (2.99%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.49%) CentOS
5 2 (1.49%) Windows
6 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (93.28%) Software Engineering
2 81 (60.45%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (42.54%) TDD
4 48 (35.82%) Scrum
5 34 (25.37%) BDD
6 27 (20.15%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (19.40%) DevOps
8 25 (18.66%) OO
9 22 (16.42%) Unit Testing
10 21 (15.67%) Open Source
11 18 (13.43%) SDLC
12 17 (12.69%) Pair Programming
12 17 (12.69%) UML
13 16 (11.94%) Microservices
13 16 (11.94%) MVC
14 13 (9.70%) Time Management
15 12 (8.96%) Migration
16 11 (8.21%) BPEL
16 11 (8.21%) BPMN
17 10 (7.46%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 133 (99.25%) Java
2 32 (23.88%) SQL
3 27 (20.15%) JavaScript
4 18 (13.43%) C++
4 18 (13.43%) Python
5 17 (12.69%) C#
6 12 (8.96%) Ruby
7 11 (8.21%) C
8 9 (6.72%) Scala
9 6 (4.48%) PHP
9 6 (4.48%) Shell Script
10 5 (3.73%) Go
11 4 (2.99%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.99%) Clojure
11 4 (2.99%) F#
11 4 (2.99%) Perl
11 4 (2.99%) Rust
12 3 (2.24%) Ada
12 3 (2.24%) Groovy
13 2 (1.49%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 25 (18.66%) Security Cleared
2 16 (11.94%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.22%) Degree
4 5 (3.73%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.22%) QA
2 3 (2.24%) SDET
3 2 (1.49%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.75%) MiFID
System Software
1 10 (7.46%) Docker
2 2 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.75%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.75%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (3.73%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (3.73%) Puppet
2 4 (2.99%) Ansible
3 2 (1.49%) Grafana
3 2 (1.49%) Graphite
3 2 (1.49%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.75%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.75%) Kibana
4 1 (0.75%) Oozie
Vendors
1 6 (4.48%) Red Hat
2 5 (3.73%) Oracle
3 3 (2.24%) hybris
4 2 (1.49%) Google
4 2 (1.49%) SAP
4 2 (1.49%) VMware
5 1 (0.75%) Adobe
5 1 (0.75%) AppDynamics
5 1 (0.75%) Hortonworks
5 1 (0.75%) Luciad
5 1 (0.75%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (0.75%) Splunk
5 1 (0.75%) Twitter
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