Period
to 14 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead Java Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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.

Lead Java Developer
UK > England
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 595 722 726
Rank change year-on-year +127 +4 +54
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Java Developer 270 145 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 126 96
England median daily rate £575 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +19.57%
10th Percentile £436 £408 £383
90th Percentile £688 £638 £639
UK median daily rate £575 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +9.52% - +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 90,389 89,873 93,056
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.88% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,431 59,815 61,210
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,800 2,665 3,015
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +3.52% +1.46%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.89 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.78 £48.05 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

Lead Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Java Developer in England

Lead Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Java Developer in England

Lead Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Java Developer in England over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Java Developer in England

Lead Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Java Developer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Java Developer in England

Lead Java 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 Lead Java Developer within the England region over the 6 months to 14 November 2018. 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 +95 180 £600 +14.29% 30
South East -2 34 £575 +2.22% 5
North of England -4 19 £475 +8.57% 9
East of England - 18 £600 - 13
Midlands -9 16 £500 +40.35% 7
Yorkshire -9 13 £475 +7.95% 4
East Midlands +16 8 £500 - 3
West Midlands -31 8 £520 +54.07% 4
North West -8 6 £450 +12.50% 5
South West -31 2 £538 -14.00% 5
Lead Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, Lead Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Lead Java Developer in the job title.

1 270 (100.00%) Java
2 207 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
3 152 (56.30%) Spring
4 148 (54.81%) Java 8
5 134 (49.63%) Microservices
6 130 (48.15%) TDD
7 119 (44.07%) Amazon AWS
8 108 (40.00%) Maven
9 106 (39.26%) Spring Boot
10 96 (35.56%) Docker
11 94 (34.81%) Greenfield Project
12 91 (33.70%) RESTful
13 90 (33.33%) Web Services
14 87 (32.22%) Hibernate
15 84 (31.11%) REST
16 83 (30.74%) Jenkins
17 73 (27.04%) Git (software)
18 70 (25.93%) Finance
19 67 (24.81%) JavaScript
20 64 (23.70%) MongoDB
21 59 (21.85%) BDD
22 54 (20.00%) DevOps
23 53 (19.63%) Scrum
24 51 (18.89%) JSON
25 50 (18.52%) NoSQL
26 46 (17.04%) SOAP
27 45 (16.67%) HTML
27 45 (16.67%) Kubernetes
28 43 (15.93%) SQL
29 42 (15.56%) OO

Lead Java 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 21 (7.78%) MQSeries
2 19 (7.04%) Confluence
3 15 (5.56%) Mule
4 13 (4.81%) Oracle Service Bus
5 12 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (4.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (3.70%) Apache Spark
7 9 (3.33%) JBoss
7 9 (3.33%) Tomcat
7 9 (3.33%) WebLogic
8 6 (2.22%) nginx
9 4 (1.48%) CMS
9 4 (1.48%) WildFly
10 3 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.11%) FileNet
10 3 (1.11%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.74%) Jetty
11 2 (0.74%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 3 (1.11%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 119 (44.07%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.07%) GitHub
3 8 (2.96%) Heroku
3 8 (2.96%) IaaS
3 8 (2.96%) PaaS
4 7 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.85%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.48%) Apigee
8 2 (0.74%) Amazon Glacier
8 2 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.74%) BrowserStack
8 2 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.74%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.37%) Datadog
9 1 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.37%) SaaS
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.56%) HTTP
2 12 (4.44%) TCP/IP
3 11 (4.07%) SSL
4 9 (3.33%) FTP
5 8 (2.96%) DNS
6 3 (1.11%) Skype
7 2 (0.74%) DSL
7 2 (0.74%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.37%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (23.70%) MongoDB
2 50 (18.52%) NoSQL
3 39 (14.44%) Apache Cassandra
4 26 (9.63%) Hadoop
5 22 (8.15%) PostgreSQL
6 21 (7.78%) Couchbase
6 21 (7.78%) Relational Database
7 19 (7.04%) Big Data
8 14 (5.19%) Redis
9 9 (3.33%) HBase
10 8 (2.96%) MySQL
10 8 (2.96%) SQL Server
11 7 (2.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 7 (2.59%) DB2
11 7 (2.59%) Riak
12 5 (1.85%) Oracle Database
13 3 (1.11%) Amazon Redshift
13 3 (1.11%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 108 (40.00%) Maven
2 83 (30.74%) Jenkins
3 73 (27.04%) Git (software)
4 35 (12.96%) JUnit
5 25 (9.26%) JIRA
6 15 (5.56%) Gradle
7 13 (4.81%) Vagrant
8 11 (4.07%) Bitbucket
8 11 (4.07%) GitLab
8 11 (4.07%) Mockito
9 10 (3.70%) Cucumber
9 10 (3.70%) Hudson
10 9 (3.33%) Artifactory
10 9 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (2.96%) gulp
11 8 (2.96%) Selenium
11 8 (2.96%) SonarQube
12 7 (2.59%) IntelliJ
12 7 (2.59%) NetBeans
13 6 (2.22%) Eclipse
General
1 70 (25.93%) Finance
2 41 (15.19%) Banking
3 22 (8.15%) Front Office
4 14 (5.19%) Investment Banking
5 13 (4.81%) Electronics
5 13 (4.81%) Manufacturing
5 13 (4.81%) Marketing
5 13 (4.81%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.59%) Games
6 7 (2.59%) Retail
7 3 (1.11%) Law
8 2 (0.74%) Billing
8 2 (0.74%) Wholesale Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (56.30%) Spring
2 106 (39.26%) Spring Boot
3 91 (33.70%) RESTful
4 90 (33.33%) Web Services
5 87 (32.22%) Hibernate
6 84 (31.11%) REST
7 51 (18.89%) JSON
8 46 (17.04%) SOAP
9 45 (16.67%) HTML
10 35 (12.96%) CSS
10 35 (12.96%) J2EE
11 34 (12.59%) XML
12 32 (11.85%) AngularJS
13 31 (11.48%) JMS
14 30 (11.11%) Spring MVC
15 28 (10.37%) HTML5
16 26 (9.63%) React
17 21 (7.78%) Kafka
17 21 (7.78%) Play Framework
18 20 (7.41%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 94 (34.81%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (4.81%) Fintech
3 11 (4.07%) Hedge funds
3 11 (4.07%) Minimum Viable Product
4 9 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.96%) User Experience
6 7 (2.59%) Algorithms
7 6 (2.22%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.48%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.48%) Online Gambling
9 3 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.11%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.74%) Credit Derivative
10 2 (0.74%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.74%) DataPower
10 2 (0.74%) Derivative
10 2 (0.74%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.74%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 35 (12.96%) Linux
2 18 (6.67%) Unix
3 11 (4.07%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.22%) Android
5 5 (1.85%) CentOS
5 5 (1.85%) Windows
6 3 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.11%) VMS
7 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (49.63%) Microservices
3 130 (48.15%) TDD
4 59 (21.85%) BDD
5 54 (20.00%) DevOps
6 53 (19.63%) Scrum
7 42 (15.56%) OO
8 40 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (13.70%) Software Engineering
10 34 (12.59%) Test Automation
11 31 (11.48%) MVC
12 26 (9.63%) SOA
13 25 (9.26%) Project Management
14 20 (7.41%) Multithreading
15 19 (7.04%) Asset Management
16 17 (6.30%) Analytics
16 17 (6.30%) Data Analytics
16 17 (6.30%) SDLC
16 17 (6.30%) Web Development
17 15 (5.56%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 270 (100.00%) Java
2 148 (54.81%) Java 8
3 67 (24.81%) JavaScript
4 43 (15.93%) SQL
5 30 (11.11%) Python
6 28 (10.37%) Scala
7 27 (10.00%) Java 9
8 14 (5.19%) C++
9 13 (4.81%) XPath
10 12 (4.44%) Groovy
11 9 (3.33%) R
12 8 (2.96%) ES6
12 8 (2.96%) TypeScript
13 4 (1.48%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.48%) Clojure
14 3 (1.11%) JPQL
14 3 (1.11%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.11%) Ruby
15 2 (0.74%) C#
15 2 (0.74%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 13 (4.81%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.44%) Degree
2 12 (4.44%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.33%) AWS Certification
4 7 (2.59%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.48%) DBS Check
6 3 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.37%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.37%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.74%) QA
3 1 (0.37%) EMIR
3 1 (0.37%) PMO
System Software
1 96 (35.56%) Docker
2 4 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (1.48%) vSphere
3 2 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.37%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 45 (16.67%) Kubernetes
2 31 (11.48%) Terraform
3 8 (2.96%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (1.48%) Ansible
5 1 (0.37%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (10.00%) Oracle
2 17 (6.30%) SAP
3 12 (4.44%) WSO2
4 6 (2.22%) Google
5 4 (1.48%) Microsoft
5 4 (1.48%) VMware
6 3 (1.11%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.11%) Splunk
6 3 (1.11%) Talend
7 2 (0.74%) CA
7 2 (0.74%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 2 (0.74%) IBM
7 2 (0.74%) Perfecto Mobile
7 2 (0.74%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.74%) Sybase
8 1 (0.37%) Adobe
8 1 (0.37%) Informatica
8 1 (0.37%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.37%) Sun
8 1 (0.37%) TIBCO