Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Software Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 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 Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 677 736 691
Rank change year-on-year +59 -45 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 172 140 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 104 140
England median daily rate £500 £466 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.30% -15.27% +22.22%
10th Percentile £388 £361 £325
90th Percentile £625 £575 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +12.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 32
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +2.41% +18.57%
10th Percentile £37.89 £39.03 £39.03
90th Percentile £53.75 £54.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £43.00 £40.38
% change year-on-year +2.33% +6.49% +15.37%

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 89119 91561 99256
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.77% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59385 60311 64207
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 £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2639 2960 3840
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.96 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Java Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 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 +28 86 £525 +5.00% 27
North of England +91 49 £446 +1.42% 21
North West +42 30 £463 +15.63% 10
South West +9 23 £413 +10.00% 9
Yorkshire +30 19 £430 -24.56% 11
South East -19 10 £438 -12.50% 20
Midlands +12 4 £500 +19.05% 2
East Midlands - 4 £500 - 2
North East +59 1 £425 -9.38%
Java Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 172 (100.00%) Java
2 167 (97.09%) Software Engineering
3 115 (66.86%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (43.60%) TDD
5 65 (37.79%) Spring
6 59 (34.30%) Linux
6 59 (34.30%) Git (software)
6 59 (34.30%) REST
7 58 (33.72%) Microservices
8 56 (32.56%) Scrum
8 56 (32.56%) SQL
9 55 (31.98%) JavaScript
10 50 (29.07%) Test Automation
11 49 (28.49%) NoSQL
11 49 (28.49%) Web Services
12 48 (27.91%) BDD
13 45 (26.16%) Node.js
14 41 (23.84%) Jenkins
15 40 (23.26%) MongoDB
16 39 (22.67%) Amazon AWS
17 33 (19.19%) Open Source
17 33 (19.19%) JIRA
18 30 (17.44%) Continuous Integration
18 30 (17.44%) Cucumber
19 29 (16.86%) Mentoring
20 28 (16.28%) SDLC
20 28 (16.28%) JSON
20 28 (16.28%) PostgreSQL
20 28 (16.28%) Maven
21 27 (15.70%) OO

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 25 (14.53%) Confluence
2 11 (6.40%) Tomcat
3 8 (4.65%) Apache
4 7 (4.07%) Apache Spark
5 6 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (2.91%) Mule
7 4 (2.33%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.16%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.16%) JBoss
9 1 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.58%) CMS
9 1 (0.58%) Jetty
9 1 (0.58%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.58%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.74%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.16%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 39 (22.67%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (12.79%) Slack
3 9 (5.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.49%) SaaS
5 5 (2.91%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (2.33%) PaaS
7 3 (1.74%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.74%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.16%) Serverless
9 1 (0.58%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.58%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.33%) HTTP
2 3 (1.74%) Internet
2 3 (1.74%) Network Security
3 1 (0.58%) DHCP
3 1 (0.58%) DNS
3 1 (0.58%) DSL
3 1 (0.58%) LDAP
3 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (28.49%) NoSQL
2 40 (23.26%) MongoDB
3 28 (16.28%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (15.12%) MySQL
5 17 (9.88%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (5.23%) Relational Database
7 8 (4.65%) Big Data
8 5 (2.91%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.16%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.58%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.58%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.58%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.58%) Redis
Development Applications
1 59 (34.30%) Git (software)
2 41 (23.84%) Jenkins
3 33 (19.19%) JIRA
4 30 (17.44%) Cucumber
5 28 (16.28%) Maven
6 26 (15.12%) JUnit
7 16 (9.30%) Jasmine
8 14 (8.14%) Eclipse
9 13 (7.56%) Gradle
10 11 (6.40%) Subversion
11 7 (4.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (4.07%) TeamCity
12 6 (3.49%) IntelliJ
12 6 (3.49%) Mercurial
13 5 (2.91%) NetBeans
13 5 (2.91%) Visual Studio
14 4 (2.33%) Mockito
15 3 (1.74%) Selenium
15 3 (1.74%) Sonatype Nexus
15 3 (1.74%) TestNG
General
1 22 (12.79%) Finance
2 8 (4.65%) Banking
3 6 (3.49%) Retail
4 5 (2.91%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.33%) Aerospace
5 4 (2.33%) Marketing
6 3 (1.74%) Military
7 2 (1.16%) Back Office
7 2 (1.16%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.58%) Automotive
8 1 (0.58%) Electronics
8 1 (0.58%) Front Office
8 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.58%) Law
8 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (37.79%) Spring
2 59 (34.30%) REST
3 49 (28.49%) Web Services
4 45 (26.16%) Node.js
5 28 (16.28%) JSON
6 23 (13.37%) Spring Boot
7 18 (10.47%) RESTful
8 17 (9.88%) Hibernate
9 15 (8.72%) AngularJS
10 13 (7.56%) jQuery
10 13 (7.56%) React
11 11 (6.40%) CSS
11 11 (6.40%) HTML
12 9 (5.23%) J2EE
12 9 (5.23%) JPA
13 8 (4.65%) Apache Camel
13 8 (4.65%) JMS
13 8 (4.65%) OAuth2
13 8 (4.65%) SOAP
14 7 (4.07%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.14%) Computer Science
2 13 (7.56%) Data Structures
3 11 (6.40%) Algorithms
4 10 (5.81%) User Experience
5 9 (5.23%) Fintech
5 9 (5.23%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.91%) Cloud Native
7 5 (2.91%) Clustering
7 5 (2.91%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.33%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.74%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.16%) NHS
10 2 (1.16%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.58%) Acoustics
11 1 (0.58%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.58%) Life Science
11 1 (0.58%) New Media
11 1 (0.58%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 59 (34.30%) Linux
2 22 (12.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (3.49%) Android
4 5 (2.91%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.74%) Unix
5 3 (1.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (97.09%) Software Engineering
2 115 (66.86%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (43.60%) TDD
4 58 (33.72%) Microservices
5 56 (32.56%) Scrum
6 50 (29.07%) Test Automation
7 48 (27.91%) BDD
8 33 (19.19%) Open Source
9 30 (17.44%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (16.86%) Mentoring
11 28 (16.28%) SDLC
12 27 (15.70%) OO
13 26 (15.12%) Kanban
14 23 (13.37%) DevOps
15 22 (12.79%) Coaching
16 18 (10.47%) MVC
16 18 (10.47%) SFIA
17 17 (9.88%) Continuous Delivery
17 17 (9.88%) User Stories
18 14 (8.14%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 172 (100.00%) Java
2 56 (32.56%) SQL
3 55 (31.98%) JavaScript
4 25 (14.53%) Scala
5 24 (13.95%) Python
6 16 (9.30%) C++
7 11 (6.40%) Groovy
8 9 (5.23%) C#
9 7 (4.07%) Kotlin
9 7 (4.07%) VB
10 6 (3.49%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.91%) C
12 4 (2.33%) PHP
12 4 (2.33%) XPath
13 3 (1.74%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.74%) VBA
13 3 (1.74%) XQuery
14 2 (1.16%) Ada
14 2 (1.16%) Perl
14 2 (1.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.14%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.56%) Degree
4 7 (4.07%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.16%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.05%) QA
2 2 (1.16%) PSD2
3 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 19 (11.05%) Docker
2 4 (2.33%) OpenAM
2 4 (2.33%) OpenIDM
3 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.58%) vCloud
3 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (9.30%) Ansible
2 10 (5.81%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.91%) Puppet
3 5 (2.91%) Rancher
4 3 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.16%) Terraform
6 1 (0.58%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.58%) Grafana
6 1 (0.58%) Graylog
6 1 (0.58%) Mesos
6 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 16 (9.30%) Red Hat
2 13 (7.56%) Oracle
3 10 (5.81%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.33%) ForgeRock
5 3 (1.74%) Pega
5 3 (1.74%) Sencha
6 2 (1.16%) Google
6 2 (1.16%) IBM
6 2 (1.16%) Luciad
6 2 (1.16%) VMware
7 1 (0.58%) Adobe
7 1 (0.58%) Apigee
7 1 (0.58%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.58%) Facebook
7 1 (0.58%) SAP
7 1 (0.58%) Splunk
7 1 (0.58%) Sybase
7 1 (0.58%) Twitter
7 1 (0.58%) Xamarin