Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead Java Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 669 718 738
Rank change year-on-year +49 +20 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Java Developer 168 113 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 84 59
England median daily rate £525 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +22.22% -10.00%
10th Percentile £400 £420 £318
90th Percentile £647 £684 £675
UK median daily rate £513 £525 £450
% change year-on-year -2.38% +16.67% -7.69%
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 86,733 85,247 94,251
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.77% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,185 56,131 61,000
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,529 2,917 3,593
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.68% - +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -17 81 £550 -8.33% 29
South East 0 41 £475 -7.32% 12
Midlands +27 24 £375 -34.78% 7
West Midlands +39 19 £363 -36.96% 5
North of England +44 13 £400 -20.00% 6
North West +15 10 £400 +13.07% 5
South West +10 7 £444 +4.41% 3
East Midlands +6 5 £500 - 2
Yorkshire +13 3 £445 -35.27% 1
East of England -17 2 £425 -10.53% 3
Lead Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, Lead Java Developer 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 Lead Java Developer in the job title.

1 168 (100.00%) Java
2 102 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (58.33%) Spring
4 75 (44.64%) TDD
5 56 (33.33%) Maven
6 54 (32.14%) Web Services
7 52 (30.95%) Hibernate
8 42 (25.00%) Microservices
9 36 (21.43%) JUnit
9 36 (21.43%) BDD
10 35 (20.83%) JavaScript
11 33 (19.64%) Git (software)
12 32 (19.05%) REST
13 31 (18.45%) Amazon AWS
14 30 (17.86%) Mockito
14 30 (17.86%) AngularJS
14 30 (17.86%) J2EE
14 30 (17.86%) Tomcat
15 29 (17.26%) Spring Boot
16 27 (16.07%) Scrum
17 21 (12.50%) JMS
17 21 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
17 21 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
18 20 (11.90%) Docker
18 20 (11.90%) Jenkins
18 20 (11.90%) JIRA
18 20 (11.90%) Finance
19 19 (11.31%) Apache
19 19 (11.31%) HTML
19 19 (11.31%) Test Automation

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 30 (17.86%) Tomcat
2 19 (11.31%) Apache
3 15 (8.93%) JBoss
3 15 (8.93%) WebSphere
4 10 (5.95%) Confluence
4 10 (5.95%) Jetty
5 9 (5.36%) WildFly
6 8 (4.76%) Apache Solr
7 7 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (4.17%) GemFire
8 3 (1.79%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.19%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.19%) Mule
10 1 (0.60%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.60%) nginx
10 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 31 (18.45%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.38%) PaaS
4 2 (1.19%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.19%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.19%) Serverless
5 1 (0.60%) IaaS
5 1 (0.60%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.14%) HTTP
2 3 (1.79%) Internet
3 1 (0.60%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 17 (10.12%) MongoDB
3 11 (6.55%) NoSQL
4 10 (5.95%) Relational Database
5 8 (4.76%) RDBMS
6 7 (4.17%) MySQL
7 6 (3.57%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.38%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.79%) Big Data
9 3 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.19%) DB2
10 2 (1.19%) Redis
11 1 (0.60%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.60%) HBase
Development Applications
1 56 (33.33%) Maven
2 36 (21.43%) JUnit
3 33 (19.64%) Git (software)
4 30 (17.86%) Mockito
5 20 (11.90%) Jenkins
5 20 (11.90%) JIRA
6 12 (7.14%) SonarQube
7 11 (6.55%) Cucumber
8 10 (5.95%) Ant
9 9 (5.36%) Subversion
10 8 (4.76%) Checkstyle
10 8 (4.76%) Liquibase
10 8 (4.76%) Selenium
10 8 (4.76%) Vagrant
11 6 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (3.57%) TeamCity
12 4 (2.38%) Bitbucket
12 4 (2.38%) Eclipse
12 4 (2.38%) Hudson
12 4 (2.38%) SoapUI
General
1 20 (11.90%) Finance
2 18 (10.71%) Banking
3 6 (3.57%) Front Office
3 6 (3.57%) Retail
4 2 (1.19%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.19%) Publishing
5 1 (0.60%) Games
5 1 (0.60%) Law
5 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (58.33%) Spring
2 54 (32.14%) Web Services
3 52 (30.95%) Hibernate
4 32 (19.05%) REST
5 30 (17.86%) AngularJS
5 30 (17.86%) J2EE
6 29 (17.26%) Spring Boot
7 21 (12.50%) JMS
8 19 (11.31%) HTML
9 18 (10.71%) Apache CXF
9 18 (10.71%) RESTful
10 16 (9.52%) Java EE
10 16 (9.52%) Java SE
10 16 (9.52%) jQuery
10 16 (9.52%) SOAP
11 14 (8.33%) CSS
11 14 (8.33%) Node.js
12 13 (7.74%) JDBC
12 13 (7.74%) React
13 12 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (8.33%) Digital Media
3 9 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (2.38%) Market Risk
6 3 (1.79%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.19%) Fintech
7 2 (1.19%) User Experience
8 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.60%) iPad
8 1 (0.60%) NHS
8 1 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.93%) Linux
2 14 (8.33%) Unix
3 8 (4.76%) VMS
4 7 (4.17%) AIX
5 3 (1.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (44.64%) TDD
3 42 (25.00%) Microservices
4 36 (21.43%) BDD
5 27 (16.07%) Scrum
6 21 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (11.31%) Test Automation
8 17 (10.12%) OO
9 16 (9.52%) MVC
10 14 (8.33%) E-Commerce
11 13 (7.74%) Multithreading
11 13 (7.74%) Project Management
12 12 (7.14%) CRM
12 12 (7.14%) Kanban
12 12 (7.14%) Unit Testing
13 11 (6.55%) Configuration Management
13 11 (6.55%) Pair Programming
14 10 (5.95%) Domain-Driven Design
15 9 (5.36%) Dependency Injection
15 9 (5.36%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 168 (100.00%) Java
2 35 (20.83%) JavaScript
3 18 (10.71%) SQL
4 10 (5.95%) C#
5 8 (4.76%) JPQL
6 3 (1.79%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.79%) Scala
6 3 (1.79%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.19%) Apex Code
7 2 (1.19%) Groovy
7 2 (1.19%) Korn
7 2 (1.19%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.60%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (6.55%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (2.38%) Degree
2 4 (2.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.17%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (11.90%) Docker
2 2 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (10.12%) Ansible
1 17 (10.12%) Puppet
2 15 (8.93%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.98%) Cobbler
4 3 (1.79%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.60%) Salt
Vendors
1 17 (10.12%) Oracle
2 12 (7.14%) IBM
3 7 (4.17%) webMethods
4 3 (1.79%) MuleSoft
5 2 (1.19%) Bloomberg
5 2 (1.19%) Currenex
5 2 (1.19%) FXall
5 2 (1.19%) New Relic
5 2 (1.19%) Reuters
5 2 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.19%) Solace
5 2 (1.19%) VMware
6 1 (0.60%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.60%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.60%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.60%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.60%) SaltStack
6 1 (0.60%) Unisys
6 1 (0.60%) WSO2