Period
to 24 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 44 43
Rank change year-on-year +9 -1 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 94 63 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 9.70% 7.47% 3.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.33% 7.75% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 44 13
Essex median daily rate £525 £449 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.99% +86.98% -43.53%
10th Percentile £413 £284 £220
90th Percentile £600 £513 £400
East of England median daily rate £500 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +17.65% - +10.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 9
Essex median hourly rate £35.29 £38.50 £31.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.34% +20.69% -21.43%
10th Percentile £31.52 £35.28 £29.85
90th Percentile £53.98 £46.75 £39.00
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 £38.50 £31.90
% change year-on-year -2.60% +20.69% -21.43%

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 910 813 888
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.91% 96.44% 98.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 540 477
Essex median daily rate £500 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +35.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £218 £231 £217
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 73 185
Essex median hourly rate £22.00 £33.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +32.00% -24.24%
10th Percentile £14.75 £11.94 £15.75
90th Percentile £58.25 £63.75 £42.84
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.00 £20.32
% change year-on-year -3.78% -11.42% -2.94%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -2 22 £453 -2.69% 1
Basildon +6 7 £525 +47.89% 3
Brentwood +1 3 £475 +38.92% 3
Chelmsford - 3 £450 - 2
Harlow - 2 £525 - 1
Colchester -1 1 £700 +47.37% 2
Java Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 94 (100.00%) Java
2 75 (79.79%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (54.26%) TDD
4 50 (53.19%) Oracle
5 46 (48.94%) Maven
6 45 (47.87%) Spring
7 44 (46.81%) Java 8
8 41 (43.62%) Web Services
8 41 (43.62%) SOAP
9 37 (39.36%) RESTful
10 36 (38.30%) XML
11 32 (34.04%) SOA
11 32 (34.04%) Business Intelligence
12 30 (31.91%) Marketing
12 30 (31.91%) Spring Boot
12 30 (31.91%) WSO2
13 29 (30.85%) Apache Camel
13 29 (30.85%) Greenfield Project
13 29 (30.85%) Mule
13 29 (30.85%) JSON
13 29 (30.85%) Finance
13 29 (30.85%) Middleware
14 28 (29.79%) Manufacturing
14 28 (29.79%) Oracle Service Bus
14 28 (29.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 28 (29.79%) Microservices
15 27 (28.72%) SQL
16 26 (27.66%) Programme Management
16 26 (27.66%) Telecoms
17 25 (26.60%) Electronics

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 29 (30.85%) Mule
2 28 (29.79%) Oracle Service Bus
2 28 (29.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 16 (17.02%) Confluence
4 13 (13.83%) WebSphere
5 12 (12.77%) WebLogic
6 8 (8.51%) Tomcat
7 6 (6.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 6 (6.38%) JBoss
8 5 (5.32%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (3.19%) Apache
10 2 (2.13%) CMS
11 1 (1.06%) nginx
Business Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.19%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.06%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.32%) HTTP
2 1 (1.06%) SSL
2 1 (1.06%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.70%) Oracle Database
2 10 (10.64%) MySQL
3 6 (6.38%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.32%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (5.32%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.32%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.26%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.13%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (2.13%) GIS
6 2 (2.13%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.06%) Big Data
7 1 (1.06%) HBase
7 1 (1.06%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.06%) Pentaho
7 1 (1.06%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 46 (48.94%) Maven
2 25 (26.60%) Jenkins
3 19 (20.21%) JIRA
4 16 (17.02%) JUnit
5 12 (12.77%) Git (software)
6 9 (9.57%) Selenium
6 9 (9.57%) SoapUI
7 8 (8.51%) Eclipse
8 6 (6.38%) CA Gen
8 6 (6.38%) Gradle
9 5 (5.32%) Checkstyle
9 5 (5.32%) Cucumber
10 4 (4.26%) Ant
10 4 (4.26%) GitLab
10 4 (4.26%) JMeter
10 4 (4.26%) LoadRunner
10 4 (4.26%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (4.26%) Vagrant
11 3 (3.19%) AccuRev
11 3 (3.19%) gulp
General
1 30 (31.91%) Marketing
2 29 (30.85%) Finance
3 28 (29.79%) Manufacturing
4 26 (27.66%) Telecoms
5 25 (26.60%) Electronics
6 3 (3.19%) Banking
7 1 (1.06%) Legal
7 1 (1.06%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (47.87%) Spring
2 41 (43.62%) SOAP
2 41 (43.62%) Web Services
3 37 (39.36%) RESTful
4 36 (38.30%) XML
5 30 (31.91%) Spring Boot
6 29 (30.85%) Apache Camel
6 29 (30.85%) JSON
6 29 (30.85%) Middleware
7 24 (25.53%) XSLT
8 20 (21.28%) Swagger
8 20 (21.28%) WireMock
9 15 (15.96%) JMS
10 13 (13.83%) HTML
11 11 (11.70%) AngularJS
11 11 (11.70%) CSS
11 11 (11.70%) REST
12 10 (10.64%) Hibernate
12 10 (10.64%) JAX-RS
13 9 (9.57%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 29 (30.85%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (6.38%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.26%) User Experience
5 3 (3.19%) Clustering
5 3 (3.19%) Replication
6 2 (2.13%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.13%) Web 2.0
7 1 (1.06%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.83%) Unix
2 9 (9.57%) Linux
3 4 (4.26%) Windows
4 3 (3.19%) Solaris
5 2 (2.13%) CentOS
6 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.06%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (79.79%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (54.26%) TDD
3 32 (34.04%) Business Intelligence
3 32 (34.04%) SOA
4 28 (29.79%) Microservices
5 26 (27.66%) Programme Management
6 25 (26.60%) Digital Marketing
7 22 (23.40%) Scrum
8 15 (15.96%) OO
9 13 (13.83%) DevOps
10 11 (11.70%) BDD
10 11 (11.70%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (11.70%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 9 (9.57%) Configuration Management
11 9 (9.57%) Pair Programming
11 9 (9.57%) Process Improvement
11 9 (9.57%) Test Strategy
12 7 (7.45%) Data Modelling
12 7 (7.45%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 94 (100.00%) Java
2 44 (46.81%) Java 8
3 27 (28.72%) SQL
4 20 (21.28%) XPath
5 16 (17.02%) PL/SQL
6 14 (14.89%) JavaScript
7 10 (10.64%) Java 9
8 7 (7.45%) Perl
8 7 (7.45%) Shell Script
9 4 (4.26%) Scala
10 3 (3.19%) Groovy
11 2 (2.13%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.06%) C#
12 1 (1.06%) Haskell
12 1 (1.06%) Python
12 1 (1.06%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (4.26%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.19%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) OCPJP
3 1 (1.06%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 10 (10.64%) Docker
2 3 (3.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (6.38%) Ansible
2 1 (1.06%) Grafana
2 1 (1.06%) Kibana
2 1 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.06%) Puppet
Vendors
1 50 (53.19%) Oracle
2 30 (31.91%) WSO2
3 25 (26.60%) SAP
4 9 (9.57%) Adobe
4 9 (9.57%) webMethods
5 7 (7.45%) IBM
6 6 (6.38%) BEA
6 6 (6.38%) Informatica
6 6 (6.38%) Pega
7 5 (5.32%) Google
8 4 (4.26%) JDA
9 2 (2.13%) Omniture
9 2 (2.13%) Perforce
9 2 (2.13%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.13%) Talend
10 1 (1.06%) Cloudera
10 1 (1.06%) Hortonworks
10 1 (1.06%) MapR
10 1 (1.06%) Sun