Period
to 16 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £510 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 16 February 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.

Java Developer
6 months to
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 44 35
Rank change year-on-year +31 -9 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 123 43 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 14.49% 6.75% 6.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.95% 6.96% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 37 37
Essex median daily rate £510 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +20.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £415 £325 £260
90th Percentile £575 £525 £500
East of England median daily rate £505 £435 £460
% change year-on-year +16.09% -5.43% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Essex median hourly rate £33.08 £39.25 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.72% +9.03% -1.37%
10th Percentile £31.58 £35.95 £29.80
90th Percentile £34.58 £43.08 £38.75
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year +1.91% +9.03% -1.37%

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 823 618 783
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.94% 97.02% 96.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 437 510
Essex median daily rate £475 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +35.71% -12.50%
10th Percentile £250 £266 £213
90th Percentile £600 £600 £531
East of England median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 47 100
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £36.00 £34.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.17% +4.93% +27.07%
10th Percentile £9.69 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £46.25 £57.00 £42.86
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -15.79% -5.00% -13.04%

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 February 2019.

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
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 February 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
Southend-on-Sea +19 59 £500 +14.94% 4
Basildon +3 6 £500 +11.11%
Chelmsford - 3 £450 -
Java Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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.

1 123 (100.00%) Java
2 87 (70.73%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (60.16%) Spring
4 62 (50.41%) TDD
4 62 (50.41%) Oracle
5 59 (47.97%) Microservices
6 54 (43.90%) Spring Boot
7 51 (41.46%) Java 8
8 47 (38.21%) Web Services
9 43 (34.96%) SOAP
10 42 (34.15%) Jenkins
11 38 (30.89%) Amazon AWS
12 37 (30.08%) Maven
13 36 (29.27%) Git (software)
14 35 (28.46%) RESTful
15 33 (26.83%) XML
15 33 (26.83%) SOA
16 31 (25.20%) Business Intelligence
16 31 (25.20%) Scrum
17 30 (24.39%) Linux
18 29 (23.58%) JUnit
18 29 (23.58%) BDD
19 28 (22.76%) Docker
19 28 (22.76%) Unix
20 27 (21.95%) SQL
20 27 (21.95%) JMS
20 27 (21.95%) Marketing
21 26 (21.14%) JIRA
21 26 (21.14%) J2EE
22 25 (20.33%) Finance

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 24 (19.51%) Mule
1 24 (19.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 23 (18.70%) Oracle Service Bus
3 20 (16.26%) WebLogic
4 19 (15.45%) WebSphere
5 11 (8.94%) Confluence
6 10 (8.13%) JBoss
6 10 (8.13%) Tomcat
7 9 (7.32%) WildFly
8 7 (5.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 7 (5.69%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (5.69%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (2.44%) Apache
10 2 (1.63%) nginx
11 1 (0.81%) Apache Qpid
Cloud Services
1 38 (30.89%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.88%) GitHub
3 5 (4.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (1.63%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.81%) Office 365
5 1 (0.81%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.44%) HTTP
2 2 (1.63%) SSL
2 2 (1.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.89%) MySQL
2 20 (16.26%) Oracle Database
3 9 (7.32%) NoSQL
3 9 (7.32%) Relational Database
4 7 (5.69%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (4.07%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.44%) MariaDB
6 3 (2.44%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.81%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 42 (34.15%) Jenkins
2 37 (30.08%) Maven
3 36 (29.27%) Git (software)
4 29 (23.58%) JUnit
5 26 (21.14%) JIRA
6 15 (12.20%) SoapUI
7 12 (9.76%) Eclipse
8 10 (8.13%) Selenium
9 9 (7.32%) CA Gen
10 8 (6.50%) Ant
10 8 (6.50%) Checkstyle
10 8 (6.50%) Cucumber
10 8 (6.50%) Gradle
11 6 (4.88%) AccuRev
11 6 (4.88%) Subversion
12 5 (4.07%) Robot Framework
13 4 (3.25%) gulp
13 4 (3.25%) IntelliJ
14 3 (2.44%) Bitbucket
15 2 (1.63%) Mercurial
General
1 27 (21.95%) Marketing
2 25 (20.33%) Finance
3 23 (18.70%) Manufacturing
4 22 (17.89%) Telecoms
5 21 (17.07%) Electronics
6 2 (1.63%) Banking
6 2 (1.63%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (60.16%) Spring
2 54 (43.90%) Spring Boot
3 47 (38.21%) Web Services
4 43 (34.96%) SOAP
5 35 (28.46%) RESTful
6 33 (26.83%) XML
7 27 (21.95%) JMS
8 26 (21.14%) J2EE
9 24 (19.51%) Apache Camel
9 24 (19.51%) Middleware
10 22 (17.89%) JSON
10 22 (17.89%) REST
11 20 (16.26%) RabbitMQ
12 17 (13.82%) Swagger
12 17 (13.82%) WireMock
12 17 (13.82%) XSLT
13 16 (13.01%) HTML
14 15 (12.20%) CSS
14 15 (12.20%) JAX-RS
15 13 (10.57%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.45%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (12.20%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.25%) Clustering
4 4 (3.25%) Replication
5 1 (0.81%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 30 (24.39%) Linux
2 28 (22.76%) Unix
3 8 (6.50%) CentOS
3 8 (6.50%) Windows
4 6 (4.88%) Solaris
5 3 (2.44%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (70.73%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (50.41%) TDD
3 59 (47.97%) Microservices
4 33 (26.83%) SOA
5 31 (25.20%) Business Intelligence
5 31 (25.20%) Scrum
6 29 (23.58%) BDD
7 21 (17.07%) DevOps
7 21 (17.07%) Digital Marketing
7 21 (17.07%) Programme Management
7 21 (17.07%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 19 (15.45%) Pair Programming
9 16 (13.01%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 16 (13.01%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (11.38%) OO
11 12 (9.76%) Configuration Management
11 12 (9.76%) Kanban
11 12 (9.76%) MVC
12 11 (8.94%) Data Modelling
12 11 (8.94%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 123 (100.00%) Java
2 51 (41.46%) Java 8
3 27 (21.95%) SQL
4 18 (14.63%) PL/SQL
5 17 (13.82%) XPath
6 15 (12.20%) JavaScript
7 11 (8.94%) Perl
8 9 (7.32%) Shell Script
9 6 (4.88%) Scala
10 4 (3.25%) Groovy
10 4 (3.25%) Haskell
10 4 (3.25%) Python
11 3 (2.44%) Ruby
12 2 (1.63%) C#
12 2 (1.63%) Clojure
12 2 (1.63%) Erlang
12 2 (1.63%) F#
13 1 (0.81%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 12 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.13%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.07%) OCPJP
3 5 (4.07%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.81%) Degree
System Software
1 28 (22.76%) Docker
2 4 (3.25%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (7.32%) Kibana
2 8 (6.50%) Ansible
3 7 (5.69%) logstash
4 5 (4.07%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (1.63%) Grafana
5 2 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.63%) Puppet
6 1 (0.81%) Mesos
Vendors
1 62 (50.41%) Oracle
2 24 (19.51%) WSO2
3 21 (17.07%) SAP
4 18 (14.63%) IBM
5 14 (11.38%) webMethods
6 12 (9.76%) BEA
7 9 (7.32%) Adobe
7 9 (7.32%) Informatica
7 9 (7.32%) Pega
8 8 (6.50%) Red Hat
9 5 (4.07%) AppDynamics
9 5 (4.07%) Sun
10 3 (2.44%) JDA
10 3 (2.44%) Microsoft
11 2 (1.63%) Google
11 2 (1.63%) Talend
12 1 (0.81%) Perforce