Period
to 19 September 2019

The median contractor rate for a Lead Java Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 683 606 752
Rank change year-on-year -77 +146 -59
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Java Developer 110 275 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.29% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.31% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 225 85
England median daily rate £550 £575 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £388 £425 £413
90th Percentile £700 £700 £625
UK median daily rate £540 £575 £513
% change year-on-year -6.09% +12.20% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 76,548 89,187 86,169
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.18% 94.73% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 50,899 59,245 56,769
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,542 2,862 2,567
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.07% -1.58%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.74% -1.58%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -62 65 £600 +4.35% 41
Midlands +34 19 £500 -9.09% 2
East Midlands +30 19 £500 -6.98% 2
East of England +25 12 £536 -10.63%
South East -8 9 £450 -21.74% 6
North of England +10 4 £500 +5.26% 1
North West +15 2 £525 +16.67% 1
Yorkshire +7 2 £425 -10.53%
South West - 1 £500 - 1
Lead Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 110 (100.00%) Java
2 84 (76.36%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (41.82%) Spring
3 46 (41.82%) Web Services
4 44 (40.00%) SQL
5 40 (36.36%) JUnit
6 39 (35.45%) Finance
6 39 (35.45%) AWS
7 37 (33.64%) Microservices
8 35 (31.82%) Docker
8 35 (31.82%) Linux
9 34 (30.91%) J2EE
10 31 (28.18%) Oracle
10 31 (28.18%) Front Office
10 31 (28.18%) Scrum
10 31 (28.18%) Software Engineering
10 31 (28.18%) Jenkins
11 29 (26.36%) Kubernetes
11 29 (26.36%) Fixed Income
11 29 (26.36%) TDD
11 29 (26.36%) JavaScript
12 28 (25.45%) Maven
12 28 (25.45%) BDD
13 27 (24.55%) DevOps
14 25 (22.73%) HTML
15 24 (21.82%) SOAP
15 24 (21.82%) J2SE
15 24 (21.82%) Git (software)
16 23 (20.91%) CSS
17 22 (20.00%) Hibernate

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 19 (17.27%) Tomcat
2 17 (15.45%) JBoss
3 6 (5.45%) Apache Spark
3 6 (5.45%) Confluence
4 5 (4.55%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.64%) Jetty
5 4 (3.64%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.82%) Apache
6 2 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.82%) GemFire
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 39 (35.45%) AWS
2 22 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
3 18 (16.36%) Amazon ECS
4 17 (15.45%) OpenShift
5 16 (14.55%) Amazon S3
5 16 (14.55%) Amazon SQS
5 16 (14.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 16 (14.55%) AWS Lambda
5 16 (14.55%) Serverless
6 8 (7.27%) Power Platform
7 5 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (4.55%) GCP
8 4 (3.64%) Azure
9 2 (1.82%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (1.82%) GitHub
9 2 (1.82%) Google App Engine
9 2 (1.82%) Google Compute Engine
9 2 (1.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.55%) HTTP
2 1 (0.91%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (18.18%) DB2
2 17 (15.45%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (14.55%) Amazon RDS
3 16 (14.55%) Amazon Redshift
4 15 (13.64%) MySQL
4 15 (13.64%) Oracle Database
4 15 (13.64%) Relational Database
5 10 (9.09%) RDBMS
6 9 (8.18%) Hadoop
6 9 (8.18%) NoSQL
7 8 (7.27%) Big Data
7 8 (7.27%) Power BI
7 8 (7.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (7.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (3.64%) Blockchain
8 4 (3.64%) InterSystems Cache
8 4 (3.64%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (2.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (1.82%) BigQuery
10 2 (1.82%) Cloudera CDH
Development Applications
1 40 (36.36%) JUnit
2 31 (28.18%) Jenkins
3 28 (25.45%) Maven
4 24 (21.82%) Git (software)
5 17 (15.45%) Artifactory
6 16 (14.55%) RStudio
7 14 (12.73%) JIRA
8 9 (8.18%) SoapUI
9 8 (7.27%) Eclipse
9 8 (7.27%) Subversion
10 7 (6.36%) SonarQube
11 6 (5.45%) Bitbucket
11 6 (5.45%) NetBeans
12 5 (4.55%) DbUnit
12 5 (4.55%) Mockito
12 5 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (3.64%) Cucumber
13 4 (3.64%) Hudson
13 4 (3.64%) IntelliJ
13 4 (3.64%) jMock
General
1 39 (35.45%) Finance
2 31 (28.18%) Front Office
3 15 (13.64%) Banking
4 9 (8.18%) Investment Banking
5 6 (5.45%) Legal
6 1 (0.91%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (41.82%) Spring
1 46 (41.82%) Web Services
2 34 (30.91%) J2EE
3 25 (22.73%) HTML
4 24 (21.82%) J2SE
4 24 (21.82%) SOAP
5 23 (20.91%) CSS
6 22 (20.00%) Hibernate
7 21 (19.09%) REST
8 18 (16.36%) JSP
9 17 (15.45%) Spring Boot
10 16 (14.55%) XSD
10 16 (14.55%) XSLT
11 14 (12.73%) .NET
12 13 (11.82%) RESTful
13 12 (10.91%) Struts
14 9 (8.18%) XML
15 8 (7.27%) JSON
16 7 (6.36%) Java EE
16 7 (6.36%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 29 (26.36%) Fixed Income
2 19 (17.27%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (11.82%) Derivative
3 13 (11.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (8.18%) Equities
5 8 (7.27%) Credit Risk
6 5 (4.55%) Cloud Native
6 5 (4.55%) Equity Derivative
7 4 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.91%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.91%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (31.82%) Linux
2 18 (16.36%) Windows
3 12 (10.91%) CentOS
3 12 (10.91%) Unix
4 2 (1.82%) Debian
4 2 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.82%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (76.36%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (33.64%) Microservices
3 31 (28.18%) Scrum
3 31 (28.18%) Software Engineering
4 29 (26.36%) TDD
5 28 (25.45%) BDD
6 27 (24.55%) DevOps
7 20 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (15.45%) Analytics
8 17 (15.45%) Asset Management
9 16 (14.55%) Decision-Making
10 15 (13.64%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 13 (11.82%) Test Automation
11 13 (11.82%) Waterfall
12 12 (10.91%) Customer Requirements
12 12 (10.91%) ETL
12 12 (10.91%) Multithreading
12 12 (10.91%) Technical Debt
12 12 (10.91%) Unit Testing
12 12 (10.91%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 110 (100.00%) Java
2 44 (40.00%) SQL
3 29 (26.36%) JavaScript
4 20 (18.18%) Python
5 9 (8.18%) R
6 8 (7.27%) Java 8
7 7 (6.36%) Groovy
8 6 (5.45%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.73%) Go
9 3 (2.73%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.73%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.82%) C#
10 2 (1.82%) C++
10 2 (1.82%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.91%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (14.55%) Degree
2 9 (8.18%) OCPJP
2 9 (8.18%) Sun Certification
3 6 (5.45%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.64%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.82%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 35 (31.82%) Docker
2 5 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (26.36%) Kubernetes
2 18 (16.36%) Terraform
3 4 (3.64%) Ansible
4 1 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.91%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (28.18%) Oracle
2 10 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 9 (8.18%) Sun
4 5 (4.55%) VMware
5 4 (3.64%) Altova
6 3 (2.73%) Cloudera
6 3 (2.73%) Sybase
7 2 (1.82%) Google
8 1 (0.91%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.91%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.91%) Vertica