Period
to 16 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 16 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.

Java Developer
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 52 56
Rank change year-on-year +22 +4 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 124 50 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 11.46% 6.25% 3.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.09% 6.46% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 34 15
Essex median daily rate £525 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +28.57% -17.65%
10th Percentile £413 £313 £237
90th Percentile £600 £505 £460
East of England median daily rate £510 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +20.00% -5.56% +16.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 9
Essex median hourly rate £35.29 £38.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.34% +22.22% -13.70%
10th Percentile £31.52 £36.55 £30.20
90th Percentile £53.98 £46.75 £39.00
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year +3.90% +22.22% -16.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Contract vacancies in Essex with a recognized job title 1,026 774 867
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 96.75% 97.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 527 510
Essex median daily rate £500 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +35.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £235 £230 £220
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 73 162
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £31.03 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.83% -1.49% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.94 £15.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £63.75 £42.98
East of England median hourly rate £17.38 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.47% -20.00% +7.14%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in Essex

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Developer in Essex

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in Essex over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Developer in Essex

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Developer in Essex

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in Essex over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Java Developer in Essex

Java Developer
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer within the Essex region over the 6 months to 16 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
Southend-on-Sea +15 39 £475 +0.59% 6
Basildon +4 8 £500 +25.00%
Chelmsford - 4 £450 - 3
Harlow - 2 £525 -
Brentwood +1 1 - -
Colchester -4 1 £700 +47.37% 5
Java Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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 Essex region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 124 (100.00%) Java
2 102 (82.26%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (53.23%) Spring
4 64 (51.61%) TDD
5 62 (50.00%) Oracle
6 56 (45.16%) Web Services
6 56 (45.16%) Maven
7 55 (44.35%) Java 8
8 51 (41.13%) SOAP
9 48 (38.71%) XML
9 48 (38.71%) RESTful
10 46 (37.10%) Microservices
11 44 (35.48%) Spring Boot
12 41 (33.06%) SOA
13 39 (31.45%) Business Intelligence
13 39 (31.45%) Marketing
14 37 (29.84%) JSON
15 36 (29.03%) Jenkins
16 34 (27.42%) WSO2
16 34 (27.42%) Apache Camel
16 34 (27.42%) Mule
16 34 (27.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 34 (27.42%) Finance
16 34 (27.42%) Middleware
16 34 (27.42%) SQL
16 34 (27.42%) Greenfield Project
17 33 (26.61%) Manufacturing
17 33 (26.61%) Scrum
17 33 (26.61%) Oracle Service Bus
18 31 (25.00%) Programme Management

Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 34 (27.42%) Mule
1 34 (27.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 33 (26.61%) Oracle Service Bus
3 19 (15.32%) Confluence
4 18 (14.52%) WebSphere
5 16 (12.90%) WebLogic
6 15 (12.10%) Tomcat
7 12 (9.68%) JBoss
8 9 (7.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 8 (6.45%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (4.03%) Apache
11 4 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (3.23%) WildFly
12 2 (1.61%) nginx
13 1 (0.81%) CMS
Business Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.94%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.23%) GitHub
2 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.42%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.81%) Office 365
5 1 (0.81%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.65%) HTTP
2 2 (1.61%) SSL
2 2 (1.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.10%) MySQL
2 11 (8.87%) Oracle Database
3 10 (8.06%) NoSQL
3 10 (8.06%) Relational Database
4 8 (6.45%) MongoDB
5 5 (4.03%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (3.23%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.42%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.61%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (1.61%) GIS
8 2 (1.61%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.81%) Big Data
9 1 (0.81%) HBase
9 1 (0.81%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.81%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 56 (45.16%) Maven
2 36 (29.03%) Jenkins
3 29 (23.39%) JUnit
4 28 (22.58%) JIRA
5 21 (16.94%) Git (software)
6 16 (12.90%) Selenium
7 15 (12.10%) Eclipse
8 13 (10.48%) SoapUI
9 10 (8.06%) Cucumber
10 9 (7.26%) Ant
10 9 (7.26%) Gradle
11 7 (5.65%) AccuRev
11 7 (5.65%) Subversion
12 6 (4.84%) CA Gen
12 6 (4.84%) Checkstyle
12 6 (4.84%) JMeter
13 5 (4.03%) IntelliJ
14 4 (3.23%) GitLab
14 4 (3.23%) LoadRunner
14 4 (3.23%) Vagrant
General
1 39 (31.45%) Marketing
2 34 (27.42%) Finance
3 33 (26.61%) Manufacturing
4 31 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 30 (24.19%) Electronics
6 3 (2.42%) Banking
7 2 (1.61%) Legal
8 1 (0.81%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (53.23%) Spring
2 56 (45.16%) Web Services
3 51 (41.13%) SOAP
4 48 (38.71%) RESTful
4 48 (38.71%) XML
5 44 (35.48%) Spring Boot
6 37 (29.84%) JSON
7 34 (27.42%) Apache Camel
7 34 (27.42%) Middleware
8 30 (24.19%) JMS
9 29 (23.39%) XSLT
10 25 (20.16%) Swagger
10 25 (20.16%) WireMock
11 20 (16.13%) JAX-RS
12 19 (15.32%) HTML
13 18 (14.52%) REST
14 17 (13.71%) CSS
15 15 (12.10%) Hibernate
16 14 (11.29%) J2EE
16 14 (11.29%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 34 (27.42%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (8.87%) Hybrid Cloud
3 9 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.03%) Clustering
4 5 (4.03%) Replication
5 4 (3.23%) User Experience
6 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.81%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.81%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.13%) Linux
1 20 (16.13%) Unix
2 9 (7.26%) Windows
3 7 (5.65%) Solaris
4 3 (2.42%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.61%) CentOS
5 2 (1.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (82.26%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (51.61%) TDD
3 46 (37.10%) Microservices
4 41 (33.06%) SOA
5 39 (31.45%) Business Intelligence
6 33 (26.61%) Scrum
7 31 (25.00%) Programme Management
8 30 (24.19%) Digital Marketing
9 21 (16.94%) DevOps
10 18 (14.52%) BDD
11 16 (12.90%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 16 (12.90%) OO
11 16 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
11 16 (12.90%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 14 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (10.48%) MVC
14 12 (9.68%) Configuration Management
14 12 (9.68%) Domain-Driven Design
15 11 (8.87%) CQRS
15 11 (8.87%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 124 (100.00%) Java
2 55 (44.35%) Java 8
3 34 (27.42%) SQL
4 25 (20.16%) XPath
5 22 (17.74%) PL/SQL
6 17 (13.71%) JavaScript
7 10 (8.06%) Java 9
8 8 (6.45%) Perl
9 7 (5.65%) Shell Script
10 5 (4.03%) Scala
11 2 (1.61%) C#
11 2 (1.61%) Groovy
11 2 (1.61%) Haskell
11 2 (1.61%) Python
11 2 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (7.26%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.84%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.81%) Degree
3 1 (0.81%) OCPJP
3 1 (0.81%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 17 (13.71%) Docker
2 5 (4.03%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (8.06%) Ansible
2 6 (4.84%) Kibana
3 4 (3.23%) logstash
4 2 (1.61%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (1.61%) Grafana
4 2 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.61%) Puppet
5 1 (0.81%) Mesos
Vendors
1 62 (50.00%) Oracle
2 34 (27.42%) WSO2
3 30 (24.19%) SAP
4 14 (11.29%) IBM
5 13 (10.48%) Adobe
6 12 (9.68%) webMethods
7 8 (6.45%) BEA
8 6 (4.84%) Informatica
8 6 (4.84%) Pega
9 5 (4.03%) Google
10 4 (3.23%) JDA
11 2 (1.61%) AppDynamics
11 2 (1.61%) Microsoft
11 2 (1.61%) Perforce
11 2 (1.61%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.61%) Talend
12 1 (0.81%) Cloudera
12 1 (0.81%) Hortonworks
12 1 (0.81%) MapR
12 1 (0.81%) Omniture