The median contractor rate for a Java Software Engineer 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 Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 552 531 536
Rank change year-on-year -21 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 49 92 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 74 58
Median daily rate £450 £450 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.11% -8.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £700 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £415 £410
% change year-on-year -1.20% +1.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 14
Median hourly rate £50.00 £38.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.87% -30.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £38.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +29.87% -30.00%  

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 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 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 -4 18 £513 +7.89% 14
North West +30 11 £463 +15.62% 7
South West +3 8 £415 +12.54% 7
Yorkshire +28 5 £430 -24.56% 5
South East -6 5 £375 -23.07% 8
West Midlands +3 1 £400 -3.61% 2
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
Java Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 107 (100.00%) Java
2 98 (91.59%) Software Engineering
3 62 (57.94%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (49.53%) Spring
5 37 (34.58%) TDD
6 33 (30.84%) Scrum
7 32 (29.91%) REST
8 30 (28.04%) JavaScript
9 28 (26.17%) Jenkins
10 27 (25.23%) Microservices
11 26 (24.30%) SQL
12 25 (23.36%) Git (software)
13 24 (22.43%) Web Services
14 23 (21.50%) MongoDB
15 22 (20.56%) Linux
16 20 (18.69%) Hibernate
17 19 (17.76%) MVC
17 19 (17.76%) BDD
17 19 (17.76%) Node.js
18 18 (16.82%) JIRA
18 18 (16.82%) Security Cleared
18 18 (16.82%) SDLC
19 17 (15.89%) JUnit
20 16 (14.95%) C++
20 16 (14.95%) OO
20 16 (14.95%) Python
20 16 (14.95%) Kanban
20 16 (14.95%) Open Source
21 15 (14.02%) Test Automation
21 15 (14.02%) NoSQL

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 10 (9.35%) Confluence
2 7 (6.54%) Apache
3 5 (4.67%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.74%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.74%) JBoss
5 3 (2.80%) Apache Pig
5 3 (2.80%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.87%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.87%) Ethereum
6 2 (1.87%) Hyperledger
7 1 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.93%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.93%) CMS
7 1 (0.93%) DataSynapse
7 1 (0.93%) nginx
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.21%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.61%) Slack
3 4 (3.74%) GitHub
4 1 (0.93%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.93%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.87%) HTTP
2 1 (0.93%) Internet
2 1 (0.93%) IPv4
2 1 (0.93%) IPv6
2 1 (0.93%) LDAP
2 1 (0.93%) SMS
2 1 (0.93%) SSH
2 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (21.50%) MongoDB
2 15 (14.02%) NoSQL
2 15 (14.02%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (11.21%) MySQL
4 9 (8.41%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (8.41%) Relational Database
5 6 (5.61%) Big Data
6 4 (3.74%) Apache Hive
6 4 (3.74%) Blockchain
6 4 (3.74%) Redis
7 3 (2.80%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.87%) DB2
9 1 (0.93%) Apache Accumulo
9 1 (0.93%) GIS
9 1 (0.93%) HBase
9 1 (0.93%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.93%) OrientDB
9 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 28 (26.17%) Jenkins
2 25 (23.36%) Git (software)
3 18 (16.82%) JIRA
4 17 (15.89%) JUnit
5 15 (14.02%) Maven
6 12 (11.21%) Cucumber
7 8 (7.48%) Jasmine
8 7 (6.54%) Eclipse
9 4 (3.74%) Hudson
9 4 (3.74%) Mockito
9 4 (3.74%) Selenium
10 3 (2.80%) Ant
10 3 (2.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (2.80%) Gradle
10 3 (2.80%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (2.80%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.87%) Bitbucket
11 2 (1.87%) EasyMock
11 2 (1.87%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (1.87%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (10.28%) Finance
2 6 (5.61%) Banking
3 5 (4.67%) Games
4 4 (3.74%) Retail
4 4 (3.74%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.80%) Advertising
5 3 (2.80%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.80%) Electronics
5 3 (2.80%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.80%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.80%) Military
6 2 (1.87%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.87%) Publishing
7 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (49.53%) Spring
2 32 (29.91%) REST
3 24 (22.43%) Web Services
4 20 (18.69%) Hibernate
5 19 (17.76%) Node.js
6 15 (14.02%) Spring Boot
7 14 (13.08%) RESTful
8 12 (11.21%) AngularJS
8 12 (11.21%) CSS
9 11 (10.28%) HTML
9 11 (10.28%) J2EE
9 11 (10.28%) JPA
9 11 (10.28%) SOAP
10 10 (9.35%) JSON
11 9 (8.41%) XML
12 8 (7.48%) Java EE
13 7 (6.54%) EJB
13 7 (6.54%) React
14 6 (5.61%) OAuth2
14 6 (5.61%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.15%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (8.41%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.54%) User Experience
4 4 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.80%) RIA
6 2 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.87%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.87%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.87%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.87%) Wiki
7 1 (0.93%) Bitcoin
7 1 (0.93%) Clustering
7 1 (0.93%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.93%) Fintech
7 1 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.93%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.56%) Linux
2 11 (10.28%) Unix
3 9 (8.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (4.67%) Android
4 5 (4.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.93%) CentOS
5 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.93%) Windows
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (91.59%) Software Engineering
2 62 (57.94%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (34.58%) TDD
4 33 (30.84%) Scrum
5 27 (25.23%) Microservices
6 19 (17.76%) BDD
6 19 (17.76%) MVC
7 18 (16.82%) SDLC
8 16 (14.95%) Kanban
8 16 (14.95%) OO
8 16 (14.95%) Open Source
9 15 (14.02%) DevOps
9 15 (14.02%) Test Automation
10 14 (13.08%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (11.21%) UML
12 11 (10.28%) E-Commerce
13 7 (6.54%) Multithreading
13 7 (6.54%) Time Management
14 6 (5.61%) High Availability
14 6 (5.61%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 107 (100.00%) Java
2 30 (28.04%) JavaScript
3 26 (24.30%) SQL
4 16 (14.95%) C++
4 16 (14.95%) Python
5 13 (12.15%) C#
6 8 (7.48%) PHP
7 6 (5.61%) C
8 5 (4.67%) Scala
9 2 (1.87%) Ada
9 2 (1.87%) Clojure
9 2 (1.87%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.87%) Haskell
9 2 (1.87%) Kotlin
9 2 (1.87%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.87%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.87%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.93%) Go
10 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.93%) Rust
Qualifications
1 18 (16.82%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.15%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.67%) Degree
4 4 (3.74%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.61%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) MiFID
System Software
1 11 (10.28%) Docker
2 1 (0.93%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 4 (3.74%) OpenAM
1 4 (3.74%) OpenIDM
2 3 (2.80%) Ansible
2 3 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.87%) logstash
3 2 (1.87%) Puppet
4 1 (0.93%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.93%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.93%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 9 (8.41%) Red Hat
2 5 (4.67%) Oracle
3 4 (3.74%) ForgeRock
3 4 (3.74%) Luciad
4 3 (2.80%) Pega
5 2 (1.87%) Google
6 1 (0.93%) Adobe
6 1 (0.93%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.93%) Facebook
6 1 (0.93%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.93%) hybris
6 1 (0.93%) Perforce
6 1 (0.93%) SAP
6 1 (0.93%) Sencha
6 1 (0.93%) Splunk
6 1 (0.93%) Twitter
6 1 (0.93%) WSO2
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