Period
to 24 February 2021

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 February 2021.

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
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 33 40 28
Rank change year-on-year +7 -12 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 1,185 1,511 2,918
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 6.04% 5.36% 6.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.56% 5.73% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,104 1,253 2,472
Median daily rate £600 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £425 £450 £425
90th Percentile £750 £725 £713
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 0
Median hourly rate £68.00 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.64% - -
England median hourly rate £58.00 £55.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +5.45% +10.00% +19.05%

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 18,072 26,386 41,056
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.18% 93.63% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,008 19,236 29,928
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £300 £313
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
England median daily rate £475 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 351 495
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £18.25 £12.50 £12.25
90th Percentile £66.50 £52.50 £47.09
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £17.73
% change year-on-year +22.22% +1.55% -1.53%

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 24 February 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Java Developer in London over the 6 months to 24 February 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 24 February 2021. 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 +18 197 £625 +8.70% 131
East London +5 13 £538 -2.27% 19
South London -17 9 £444 -15.48% 8
West London +14 5 £575 +6.48% 65
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 2021, 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 1,182 (99.75%) Java
2 552 (46.58%) Agile Software Development
3 543 (45.82%) Spring
4 445 (37.55%) Banking
5 444 (37.47%) Microservices
6 392 (33.08%) Finance
7 335 (28.27%) Front Office
8 321 (27.09%) TDD
9 296 (24.98%) Java 8
10 285 (24.05%) Spring Boot
11 274 (23.12%) Kubernetes
12 259 (21.86%) Docker
13 247 (20.84%) Investment Banking
14 246 (20.76%) AWS
15 243 (20.51%) Multithreading
16 218 (18.40%) Low Latency
17 202 (17.05%) Electronic Trading
18 193 (16.29%) REST
19 184 (15.53%) BDD
20 182 (15.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 172 (14.51%) SQL
22 169 (14.26%) Jenkins
23 164 (13.84%) Kafka
24 156 (13.16%) Git (software)
25 154 (13.00%) Middleware
26 153 (12.91%) Linux
27 150 (12.66%) Web Services
28 147 (12.41%) JavaScript
28 147 (12.41%) DevOps
29 145 (12.24%) Apache Camel

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
1 104 (8.78%) Mule
2 80 (6.75%) Red Hat Fuse
3 47 (3.97%) Apache
4 45 (3.80%) Apache Spark
5 39 (3.29%) JBoss
6 33 (2.78%) Confluence
7 25 (2.11%) WebSphere
8 23 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
9 20 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
10 16 (1.35%) Tomcat
11 14 (1.18%) Camunda
12 13 (1.10%) Oracle Coherence
13 10 (0.84%) Apache ServiceMix
13 10 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (0.84%) Oracle Service Bus
13 10 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.59%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.51%) CMS
16 5 (0.42%) Jetty
17 4 (0.34%) GlassFish
Business Applications
1 18 (1.52%) ION MarketView
2 4 (0.34%) RMDS
3 1 (0.084%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.084%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 246 (20.76%) AWS
2 96 (8.10%) Azure
3 80 (6.75%) GCP
4 53 (4.47%) Serverless
5 41 (3.46%) AWS Lambda
6 36 (3.04%) GitHub
7 35 (2.95%) OpenShift
8 31 (2.62%) Apigee
9 27 (2.28%) Amazon ECS
10 23 (1.94%) Amazon S3
10 23 (1.94%) SaaS
11 22 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
12 21 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
13 14 (1.18%) Boomi
14 13 (1.10%) Amazon SQS
15 12 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
16 11 (0.93%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 11 (0.93%) PaaS
17 10 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 9 (0.76%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.46%) HTTP
2 14 (1.18%) Internet
3 6 (0.51%) SSL
4 5 (0.42%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.25%) Broadband
6 2 (0.17%) AMQP
6 2 (0.17%) DNS
6 2 (0.17%) FIX Connectivity
6 2 (0.17%) FTP
6 2 (0.17%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.084%) DAB
7 1 (0.084%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.084%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.084%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (9.45%) Relational Database
2 66 (5.57%) NoSQL
3 58 (4.89%) MongoDB
4 57 (4.81%) SQL Server
5 53 (4.47%) MySQL
6 47 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
7 37 (3.12%) Apache Cassandra
8 31 (2.62%) Hadoop
9 28 (2.36%) Hazelcast
10 19 (1.60%) Big Data
11 18 (1.52%) RDBMS
12 16 (1.35%) Amazon Redshift
13 15 (1.27%) Redis
14 14 (1.18%) Apache Ignite
15 12 (1.01%) Oracle Database
16 11 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 11 (0.93%) Blockchain
17 8 (0.68%) DB2
17 8 (0.68%) Flink
18 7 (0.59%) KDB
Development Applications
1 169 (14.26%) Jenkins
2 156 (13.16%) Git (software)
3 140 (11.81%) Maven
4 86 (7.26%) JUnit
5 65 (5.49%) Cucumber
5 65 (5.49%) JIRA
6 56 (4.73%) Gradle
7 35 (2.95%) Mockito
8 30 (2.53%) Subversion
9 25 (2.11%) GitLab
9 25 (2.11%) TeamCity
10 23 (1.94%) SonarQube
11 21 (1.77%) Ant
11 21 (1.77%) Selenium
12 20 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 17 (1.43%) Artifactory
14 16 (1.35%) Hudson
15 15 (1.27%) IntelliJ
15 15 (1.27%) jMock
16 12 (1.01%) Bitbucket
General
1 445 (37.55%) Banking
2 392 (33.08%) Finance
3 335 (28.27%) Front Office
4 247 (20.84%) Investment Banking
5 54 (4.56%) Public Sector
6 39 (3.29%) Manufacturing
7 36 (3.04%) Telecoms
8 32 (2.70%) Electronics
8 32 (2.70%) Marketing
9 24 (2.03%) Retail
10 22 (1.86%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.84%) Advertising
12 8 (0.68%) Games
13 7 (0.59%) Back Office
14 6 (0.51%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.42%) Automotive
15 5 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
16 4 (0.34%) Private Banking
17 2 (0.17%) Law
17 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 543 (45.82%) Spring
2 285 (24.05%) Spring Boot
3 193 (16.29%) REST
4 164 (13.84%) Kafka
5 154 (13.00%) Middleware
6 150 (12.66%) Web Services
7 145 (12.24%) Apache Camel
8 130 (10.97%) RESTful
9 112 (9.45%) AngularJS
10 99 (8.35%) Spring Integration
11 88 (7.43%) Hibernate
12 85 (7.17%) XML
13 78 (6.58%) React
14 70 (5.91%) HTML
15 68 (5.74%) JSON
16 57 (4.81%) JMS
17 51 (4.30%) SOAP
18 46 (3.88%) Node.js
19 45 (3.80%) XSLT
20 42 (3.54%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 182 (15.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 142 (11.98%) Fixed Income
3 92 (7.76%) Greenfield Project
4 81 (6.84%) Derivative
5 60 (5.06%) Equities
6 53 (4.47%) Data Structures
7 48 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
8 43 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
9 37 (3.12%) Hedge funds
10 34 (2.87%) Algorithms
11 32 (2.70%) Mobile App
12 21 (1.77%) Clustering
13 20 (1.69%) Credit Risk
14 19 (1.60%) Market Risk
15 15 (1.27%) Public Cloud
16 14 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
17 13 (1.10%) Equity Derivative
17 13 (1.10%) Grid Computing
18 12 (1.01%) Analytical Mindset
18 12 (1.01%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 153 (12.91%) Linux
2 110 (9.28%) Unix
3 11 (0.93%) Mac OS X
4 8 (0.68%) Windows
5 7 (0.59%) Android
6 3 (0.25%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.084%) CentOS
7 1 (0.084%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.084%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 552 (46.58%) Agile Software Development
2 444 (37.47%) Microservices
3 321 (27.09%) TDD
4 243 (20.51%) Multithreading
5 218 (18.40%) Low Latency
6 202 (17.05%) Electronic Trading
7 184 (15.53%) BDD
8 147 (12.41%) DevOps
9 132 (11.14%) Scrum
10 129 (10.89%) Software Engineering
11 123 (10.38%) Continuous Integration
12 89 (7.51%) OO
13 84 (7.09%) Test Automation
14 82 (6.92%) Continuous Delivery
15 78 (6.58%) Computer Science
16 71 (5.99%) Multithreaded Programming
17 70 (5.91%) Unit Testing
18 67 (5.65%) SDLC
19 65 (5.49%) Performance Tuning
20 59 (4.98%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,182 (99.75%) Java
2 296 (24.98%) Java 8
3 172 (14.51%) SQL
4 147 (12.41%) JavaScript
5 102 (8.61%) Scala
6 101 (8.52%) Python
7 69 (5.82%) C++
8 68 (5.74%) Kotlin
9 32 (2.70%) C#
10 31 (2.62%) PL/SQL
11 27 (2.28%) XPath
12 23 (1.94%) TypeScript
13 18 (1.52%) Shell Script
14 13 (1.10%) C
14 13 (1.10%) ES6
14 13 (1.10%) Haskell
15 12 (1.01%) Clojure
16 10 (0.84%) Go
16 10 (0.84%) Java 9
17 8 (0.68%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 95 (8.02%) Security Cleared
2 89 (7.51%) SC Cleared
3 77 (6.50%) Degree
4 35 (2.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (1.86%) Numerate Degree
6 10 (0.84%) AWS Certification
7 8 (0.68%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.42%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (0.34%) PhD
10 3 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.084%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.35%) QA
2 9 (0.76%) MiFID
3 6 (0.51%) PMO
4 1 (0.084%) SLA
System Software
1 259 (21.86%) Docker
2 8 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.25%) Platform Symphony
4 2 (0.17%) GridGain
5 1 (0.084%) HDFS
5 1 (0.084%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.084%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 274 (23.12%) Kubernetes
2 44 (3.71%) Terraform
3 29 (2.45%) Ansible
4 19 (1.60%) Prometheus
5 10 (0.84%) Grafana
6 5 (0.42%) Rundeck
7 4 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.17%) Argo
8 2 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.17%) Puppet
8 2 (0.17%) Zipkin
9 1 (0.084%) CloudHub
9 1 (0.084%) Istio
9 1 (0.084%) Kibana
9 1 (0.084%) Knative
9 1 (0.084%) Rancher
9 1 (0.084%) Salt
9 1 (0.084%) vRealize
9 1 (0.084%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 113 (9.54%) Oracle
2 46 (3.88%) Google
3 40 (3.38%) ION Trading
4 37 (3.12%) Atlassian
5 32 (2.70%) SAP
6 31 (2.62%) TIBCO
7 26 (2.19%) MuleSoft
7 26 (2.19%) Splunk
8 22 (1.86%) Sybase
9 19 (1.60%) AppDynamics
10 18 (1.52%) IBM
11 17 (1.43%) Talend
12 15 (1.27%) webMethods
13 14 (1.18%) Microsoft
14 13 (1.10%) Murex
14 13 (1.10%) Red Hat
15 11 (0.93%) Confluent
16 10 (0.84%) Axway
16 10 (0.84%) Dell
16 10 (0.84%) Jitterbit