Period
to 5 December 2020

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 5 December 2020.

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
England > London
6 months to
5 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 46 23
Rank change year-on-year +19 -23 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 1,082 1,741 3,448
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 6.62% 4.99% 7.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.23% 5.33% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 1,391 2,885
Median daily rate £600 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £425 £428 £425
90th Percentile £775 £713 £700
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +9.36%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 14,974 32,638 44,302
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.61% 93.52% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,137 23,403 32,029
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £300 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £463 £455
% change year-on-year +2.70% +1.65% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 477 617
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.56 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.34% +7.80% -2.44%
10th Percentile £20.70 £12.44 £12.65
90th Percentile £58.23 £53.75 £53.75
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.31 £18.38
% change year-on-year +55.36% +5.07% -1.72%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in London

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Java Developer in London.

Daily rate trend for Java Developer in London

Java Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Java Developer in London over the 6 months to 5 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Java Developer in London

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Java Developer in London.

Hourly rate trend for Java Developer in London

Java Developer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 5 December 2020. 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
Central London +24 182 £625 +8.70% 117
South London -21 14 £519 +3.75% 2
East London +7 8 £538 -2.27% 26
West London +22 6 £400 -27.27% 44
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 December 2020, 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 London region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 1,080 (99.82%) Java
2 507 (46.86%) Agile Software Development
3 458 (42.33%) Spring
4 422 (39.00%) Banking
5 393 (36.32%) Finance
6 384 (35.49%) Microservices
7 318 (29.39%) Front Office
8 278 (25.69%) TDD
9 267 (24.68%) Docker
10 257 (23.75%) AWS
11 252 (23.29%) Kubernetes
12 227 (20.98%) Investment Banking
13 222 (20.52%) Spring Boot
13 222 (20.52%) Java 8
14 208 (19.22%) Multithreading
15 207 (19.13%) Fixed Income
16 195 (18.02%) SQL
17 189 (17.47%) Web Services
18 168 (15.53%) Jenkins
19 167 (15.43%) Electronic Trading
20 158 (14.60%) BDD
21 155 (14.33%) Linux
22 154 (14.23%) Low Latency
23 152 (14.05%) Software Engineering
24 145 (13.40%) REST
25 140 (12.94%) Git (software)
25 140 (12.94%) Middleware
25 140 (12.94%) DevOps
26 133 (12.29%) Apache Camel
27 129 (11.92%) Python

Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 99 (9.15%) Mule
2 73 (6.75%) Red Hat Fuse
3 56 (5.18%) Apache
4 36 (3.33%) JBoss
5 29 (2.68%) Apache Spark
6 26 (2.40%) Confluence
7 21 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
8 19 (1.76%) WebSphere
9 13 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 10 (0.92%) Apache ServiceMix
10 10 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (0.92%) Oracle Service Bus
11 8 (0.74%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.55%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
14 4 (0.37%) CMS
15 3 (0.28%) CICS
16 2 (0.18%) Mule ESB
16 2 (0.18%) Oracle Coherence
16 2 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 24 (2.22%) ION MarketView
2 4 (0.37%) RMDS
3 1 (0.092%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.092%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.092%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.092%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.092%) SunGard Martini
3 1 (0.092%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 257 (23.75%) AWS
2 123 (11.37%) Azure
3 102 (9.43%) GCP
4 65 (6.01%) Serverless
5 62 (5.73%) Amazon ECS
6 60 (5.55%) AWS Lambda
7 51 (4.71%) Apigee
8 38 (3.51%) OpenShift
9 36 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
10 33 (3.05%) Amazon S3
11 24 (2.22%) Amazon SQS
12 21 (1.94%) GitHub
13 20 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
14 16 (1.48%) SaaS
15 14 (1.29%) Boomi
16 11 (1.02%) Amazon Kinesis
17 9 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
17 9 (0.83%) PaaS
18 8 (0.74%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 8 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.33%) HTTP
2 12 (1.11%) Internet
3 6 (0.55%) FIX Connectivity
4 4 (0.37%) SSL
4 4 (0.37%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.18%) AMQP
5 2 (0.18%) DNS
5 2 (0.18%) FTP
5 2 (0.18%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.092%) Broadband
6 1 (0.092%) DAB
6 1 (0.092%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.092%) Firewall
6 1 (0.092%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.092%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (11.46%) Relational Database
2 106 (9.80%) SQL Server
3 91 (8.41%) MySQL
4 79 (7.30%) MongoDB
5 76 (7.02%) PostgreSQL
6 66 (6.10%) NoSQL
7 48 (4.44%) Amazon Redshift
8 35 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
8 35 (3.23%) RDBMS
9 29 (2.68%) Hadoop
9 29 (2.68%) Hazelcast
10 19 (1.76%) Amazon Aurora
11 17 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
12 13 (1.20%) Oracle Database
13 11 (1.02%) Big Data
14 10 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 10 (0.92%) Redis
15 8 (0.74%) Apache Ignite
15 8 (0.74%) Blockchain
16 7 (0.65%) KDB
Development Applications
1 168 (15.53%) Jenkins
2 140 (12.94%) Git (software)
3 123 (11.37%) Maven
4 79 (7.30%) JUnit
5 51 (4.71%) Cucumber
6 49 (4.53%) Artifactory
7 47 (4.34%) Gradle
8 45 (4.16%) GitLab
9 41 (3.79%) JIRA
10 35 (3.23%) Mockito
11 24 (2.22%) Subversion
12 21 (1.94%) SonarQube
13 20 (1.85%) jMock
14 18 (1.66%) Selenium
15 17 (1.57%) Hudson
15 17 (1.57%) TeamCity
16 16 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 12 (1.11%) FishEye
17 12 (1.11%) Robot Framework
18 11 (1.02%) RStudio
General
1 422 (39.00%) Banking
2 393 (36.32%) Finance
3 318 (29.39%) Front Office
4 227 (20.98%) Investment Banking
5 55 (5.08%) Public Sector
6 30 (2.77%) Telecoms
7 29 (2.68%) Manufacturing
8 28 (2.59%) Electronics
8 28 (2.59%) Marketing
9 19 (1.76%) Financial Institution
10 14 (1.29%) Advertising
11 10 (0.92%) Back Office
12 7 (0.65%) Retail
12 7 (0.65%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.46%) Games
14 4 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.18%) French Language
15 2 (0.18%) Prime Brokerage
16 1 (0.092%) Dutch Language
16 1 (0.092%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 458 (42.33%) Spring
2 222 (20.52%) Spring Boot
3 189 (17.47%) Web Services
4 145 (13.40%) REST
5 140 (12.94%) Middleware
6 133 (12.29%) Apache Camel
7 126 (11.65%) Kafka
8 105 (9.70%) AngularJS
9 92 (8.50%) Spring Integration
10 87 (8.04%) RESTful
11 70 (6.47%) Hibernate
12 68 (6.28%) XML
13 59 (5.45%) JMS
14 58 (5.36%) React
15 57 (5.27%) HTML
16 55 (5.08%) gRPC
17 52 (4.81%) JSON
17 52 (4.81%) SOAP
18 45 (4.16%) J2EE
19 42 (3.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 207 (19.13%) Fixed Income
2 125 (11.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 87 (8.04%) Greenfield Project
4 85 (7.86%) Derivative
5 76 (7.02%) Equities
6 55 (5.08%) Hedge funds
7 37 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
8 27 (2.50%) Algorithms
9 25 (2.31%) Data Structures
9 25 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (1.48%) Mobile App
11 15 (1.39%) Public Cloud
12 14 (1.29%) Clustering
12 14 (1.29%) Equity Derivative
12 14 (1.29%) Market Risk
12 14 (1.29%) Pricing Data
13 12 (1.11%) Credit Risk
14 10 (0.92%) Virtual Team
15 8 (0.74%) Bitcoin
16 7 (0.65%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 155 (14.33%) Linux
2 92 (8.50%) Unix
3 9 (0.83%) Mac OS X
3 9 (0.83%) Windows
4 2 (0.18%) Android
4 2 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.18%) zOS
5 1 (0.092%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.092%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 507 (46.86%) Agile Software Development
2 384 (35.49%) Microservices
3 278 (25.69%) TDD
4 208 (19.22%) Multithreading
5 167 (15.43%) Electronic Trading
6 158 (14.60%) BDD
7 154 (14.23%) Low Latency
8 152 (14.05%) Software Engineering
9 140 (12.94%) DevOps
10 122 (11.28%) Scrum
11 93 (8.60%) Continuous Integration
11 93 (8.60%) OO
12 87 (8.04%) Asset Management
13 79 (7.30%) Test Automation
14 64 (5.91%) Computer Science
15 61 (5.64%) Continuous Delivery
16 60 (5.55%) Open Source
16 60 (5.55%) SDLC
17 55 (5.08%) Multithreaded Programming
18 50 (4.62%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1,080 (99.82%) Java
2 222 (20.52%) Java 8
3 195 (18.02%) SQL
4 129 (11.92%) Python
5 111 (10.26%) JavaScript
6 78 (7.21%) Scala
7 48 (4.44%) C++
8 47 (4.34%) Kotlin
9 28 (2.59%) C#
10 26 (2.40%) TypeScript
11 20 (1.85%) XPath
12 19 (1.76%) PL/SQL
13 18 (1.66%) Shell Script
14 15 (1.39%) R
15 12 (1.11%) C
15 12 (1.11%) Clojure
16 11 (1.02%) T-SQL
17 8 (0.74%) COBOL
18 7 (0.65%) Haskell
19 5 (0.46%) Perl
Qualifications
1 70 (6.47%) Security Cleared
2 60 (5.55%) SC Cleared
3 57 (5.27%) Degree
4 22 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
4 22 (2.03%) Numerate Degree
5 13 (1.20%) DV Cleared
6 8 (0.74%) PhD
7 7 (0.65%) AWS Certification
7 7 (0.65%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.18%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.29%) QA
2 4 (0.37%) MiFID
3 3 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 267 (24.68%) Docker
2 2 (0.18%) Postfix
3 1 (0.092%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.092%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 252 (23.29%) Kubernetes
2 43 (3.97%) Terraform
3 18 (1.66%) Ansible
4 13 (1.20%) Grafana
5 10 (0.92%) Prometheus
6 8 (0.74%) Kibana
7 5 (0.46%) Rundeck
8 4 (0.37%) logstash
9 2 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.092%) Knative
10 1 (0.092%) linkerd
10 1 (0.092%) Puppet
10 1 (0.092%) Rancher
10 1 (0.092%) Salt
10 1 (0.092%) vRealize
10 1 (0.092%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 117 (10.81%) Oracle
2 58 (5.36%) Google
3 46 (4.25%) ION Trading
4 41 (3.79%) Sybase
5 31 (2.87%) SAP
6 28 (2.59%) Atlassian
7 27 (2.50%) TIBCO
8 23 (2.13%) MuleSoft
9 16 (1.48%) Talend
10 15 (1.39%) webMethods
11 13 (1.20%) Murex
12 12 (1.11%) Red Hat
13 11 (1.02%) WSO2
14 10 (0.92%) Axway
14 10 (0.92%) Confluent
14 10 (0.92%) Dell
14 10 (0.92%) Fiorano
14 10 (0.92%) Jitterbit
15 9 (0.83%) Bloomberg
15 9 (0.83%) Splunk