Period
to 17 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Lead Java Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 618 673 731
Rank change year-on-year +55 +58 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Java Developer 217 169 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 150 82
England median daily rate £575 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +22.22%
10th Percentile £463 £400 £425
90th Percentile £700 £646 £686
UK median daily rate £575 £519 £525
% change year-on-year +10.84% -1.19% +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 86,236 87,626 85,752
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.68% 94.85% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,643 58,779 56,489
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.16%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £645 £638 £608
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,572 2,548 2,917
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +0.68% +2.08%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -2.70%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 +73 145 £600 +9.09% 22
East of England +33 22 £530 - 8
Midlands -3 20 £500 +33.33% 5
East Midlands +14 13 £500 - 2
South East -26 13 £475 -5.00% 3
North of England -12 11 £500 +21.21% 8
West Midlands -27 7 £535 +47.59% 3
North West -11 6 £530 +32.50% 5
Yorkshire -14 5 £475 +7.95% 3
South West -31 2 £538 +21.13% 2
Lead Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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.

1 217 (100.00%) Java
2 160 (73.73%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (59.91%) Spring
4 110 (50.69%) Java 8
5 108 (49.77%) Microservices
6 98 (45.16%) Amazon AWS
7 97 (44.70%) TDD
8 92 (42.40%) Spring Boot
9 85 (39.17%) Docker
10 84 (38.71%) Maven
11 80 (36.87%) Web Services
11 80 (36.87%) Jenkins
12 79 (36.41%) Git (software)
13 77 (35.48%) REST
14 70 (32.26%) Hibernate
15 69 (31.80%) BDD
15 69 (31.80%) Greenfield Project
16 63 (29.03%) MongoDB
17 61 (28.11%) RESTful
18 51 (23.50%) Finance
19 49 (22.58%) JavaScript
20 48 (22.12%) NoSQL
21 45 (20.74%) SQL
22 44 (20.28%) Linux
23 41 (18.89%) HTML
23 41 (18.89%) JUnit
24 40 (18.43%) Scrum
25 39 (17.97%) JMS
25 39 (17.97%) Apache Cassandra
26 38 (17.51%) SOAP

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 29 (13.36%) MQSeries
2 16 (7.37%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (6.91%) Confluence
4 12 (5.53%) Apache Spark
4 12 (5.53%) JBoss
5 11 (5.07%) Tomcat
6 9 (4.15%) Mule
7 8 (3.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (3.23%) Oracle Service Bus
9 6 (2.76%) CMS
9 6 (2.76%) Skype for Business
10 5 (2.30%) WebLogic
11 3 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (1.38%) FileNet
11 3 (1.38%) nginx
11 3 (1.38%) WebSphere
11 3 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (1.38%) WildFly
12 2 (0.92%) Jetty
13 1 (0.46%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 6 (2.76%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 98 (45.16%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.07%) IaaS
3 11 (5.07%) PaaS
4 9 (4.15%) Heroku
5 7 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (2.76%) Apigee
6 6 (2.76%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.84%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.84%) GitHub
8 4 (1.84%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (1.38%) SaaS
10 2 (0.92%) Amazon Glacier
11 1 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.46%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.91%) SSL
2 14 (6.45%) HTTP
3 13 (5.99%) TCP/IP
4 9 (4.15%) DNS
4 9 (4.15%) FTP
5 6 (2.76%) Skype
6 2 (0.92%) DSL
6 2 (0.92%) Firewall
6 2 (0.92%) LAN
6 2 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (29.03%) MongoDB
2 48 (22.12%) NoSQL
3 39 (17.97%) Apache Cassandra
4 29 (13.36%) Couchbase
5 24 (11.06%) Hadoop
6 19 (8.76%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (7.83%) Big Data
8 15 (6.91%) Relational Database
9 14 (6.45%) MySQL
10 11 (5.07%) DB2
10 11 (5.07%) Oracle Database
11 9 (4.15%) HBase
12 8 (3.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (3.69%) SQL Server
13 4 (1.84%) Redis
14 3 (1.38%) Amazon Redshift
14 3 (1.38%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.92%) Amazon Athena
15 2 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
15 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 84 (38.71%) Maven
2 80 (36.87%) Jenkins
3 79 (36.41%) Git (software)
4 41 (18.89%) JUnit
5 28 (12.90%) JIRA
6 15 (6.91%) Gradle
7 11 (5.07%) GitLab
7 11 (5.07%) Mockito
8 10 (4.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (4.15%) Artifactory
9 9 (4.15%) gulp
10 8 (3.69%) Cucumber
10 8 (3.69%) Hudson
11 7 (3.23%) IntelliJ
11 7 (3.23%) NetBeans
11 7 (3.23%) SonarQube
12 6 (2.76%) Eclipse
12 6 (2.76%) Selenium
13 5 (2.30%) SoapUI
14 4 (1.84%) Bitbucket
General
1 51 (23.50%) Finance
2 35 (16.13%) Banking
3 12 (5.53%) Front Office
4 10 (4.61%) Investment Banking
4 10 (4.61%) Telecoms
5 9 (4.15%) Marketing
6 8 (3.69%) Electronics
6 8 (3.69%) Manufacturing
7 7 (3.23%) Retail
8 5 (2.30%) Games
9 2 (0.92%) Law
9 2 (0.92%) Wholesale Banking
10 1 (0.46%) Advertising
10 1 (0.46%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (59.91%) Spring
2 92 (42.40%) Spring Boot
3 80 (36.87%) Web Services
4 77 (35.48%) REST
5 70 (32.26%) Hibernate
6 61 (28.11%) RESTful
7 41 (18.89%) HTML
8 39 (17.97%) JMS
9 38 (17.51%) SOAP
10 37 (17.05%) Spring MVC
11 36 (16.59%) AngularJS
12 33 (15.21%) JSON
13 32 (14.75%) CSS
14 29 (13.36%) Play Framework
15 27 (12.44%) HTML5
16 25 (11.52%) J2EE
17 23 (10.60%) React
18 22 (10.14%) Kafka
18 22 (10.14%) XML
19 16 (7.37%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 69 (31.80%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (4.61%) Fintech
3 8 (3.69%) User Experience
4 6 (2.76%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.30%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.84%) Online Gambling
7 3 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.92%) Credit Derivative
8 2 (0.92%) DataPower
8 2 (0.92%) Derivative
8 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.92%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.92%) NHS
9 1 (0.46%) Blog
9 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.46%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.46%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 44 (20.28%) Linux
2 15 (6.91%) Unix
3 12 (5.53%) Windows
4 10 (4.61%) CentOS
5 7 (3.23%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.38%) VMS
8 1 (0.46%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (73.73%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (49.77%) Microservices
3 97 (44.70%) TDD
4 69 (31.80%) BDD
5 40 (18.43%) Scrum
6 38 (17.51%) MVC
7 30 (13.82%) DevOps
8 24 (11.06%) Software Engineering
9 21 (9.68%) Technical Leadership
10 17 (7.83%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (7.83%) Test Automation
11 16 (7.37%) OO
12 15 (6.91%) Multithreading
13 14 (6.45%) ETL
14 13 (5.99%) Analytics
14 13 (5.99%) Data Analytics
14 13 (5.99%) SDLC
14 13 (5.99%) SOA
14 13 (5.99%) Translating Business Requirements
14 13 (5.99%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 217 (100.00%) Java
2 110 (50.69%) Java 8
3 49 (22.58%) JavaScript
4 45 (20.74%) SQL
5 32 (14.75%) Java 9
5 32 (14.75%) Scala
6 20 (9.22%) Python
7 10 (4.61%) ES6
7 10 (4.61%) TypeScript
8 9 (4.15%) C++
9 7 (3.23%) XPath
10 6 (2.76%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.76%) Groovy
10 6 (2.76%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.76%) R
11 4 (1.84%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.38%) C#
12 3 (1.38%) JPQL
13 2 (0.92%) Ruby
14 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (6.91%) Degree
2 9 (4.15%) AWS Certification
2 9 (4.15%) SC Cleared
2 9 (4.15%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.84%) DBS Check
5 3 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.38%) OCPJP
5 3 (1.38%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.46%) CCIE
6 1 (0.46%) CCNA
6 1 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.92%) QA
3 1 (0.46%) PMO
System Software
1 85 (39.17%) Docker
2 4 (1.84%) vSphere
3 2 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 33 (15.21%) Kubernetes
2 13 (5.99%) Terraform
3 9 (4.15%) Docker Swarm
4 8 (3.69%) Ansible
5 1 (0.46%) Kibana
5 1 (0.46%) logstash
5 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.46%) Rancher
Vendors
1 29 (13.36%) Oracle
2 12 (5.53%) SAP
3 8 (3.69%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.23%) WSO2
5 6 (2.76%) ServiceNow
6 4 (1.84%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.84%) VMware
7 3 (1.38%) IBM
7 3 (1.38%) Sun
7 3 (1.38%) Talend
8 2 (0.92%) Google
8 2 (0.92%) Splunk
9 1 (0.46%) Adobe
9 1 (0.46%) CA
9 1 (0.46%) Elastic Path
9 1 (0.46%) New Relic
9 1 (0.46%) Solace
9 1 (0.46%) Sybase
9 1 (0.46%) TIBCO