Period
to 23 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 49 35 46
Rank change year-on-year -14 +11 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 1,829 1,050 1,550
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 4.96% 5.97% 5.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.32% 6.49% 5.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,499 859 1,250
10th Percentile £481 £425 £428
25th Percentile £538 £506 £505
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £600 £575
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +2.22%
75th Percentile £750 £700 £675
90th Percentile £830 £750 £713
England median daily rate £600 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
10th Percentile £61.03 £47.20 £21.50
25th Percentile £70.81 £55.00 £32.19
Median hourly rate £77.34 £68.00 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +13.74% +36.00% -
75th Percentile £78.75 - £61.50
90th Percentile - - £68.40
England median hourly rate £71.00 £58.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +22.41% +22.11% -5.00%

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 34,358 16,176 28,189
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.20% 91.90% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,045 11,766 20,562
10th Percentile £363 £313 £300
25th Percentile £463 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £669 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 132 374
10th Percentile £14.38 £18.05 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.00 £22.50 £16.08
Median hourly rate £33.00 £31.82 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +3.71% +51.52% +9.09%
75th Percentile £49.25 £52.06 £39.69
90th Percentile £64.00 £64.90 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.51 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -8.84% +25.00% +2.27%

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -12 242 £663 +7.03% 166
West London +7 29 £625 +56.25% 64
South London -6 15 £463 - 9
East London -9 7 £545 +1.40% 39
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 1,829 (100.00%) Java
2 873 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
3 725 (39.64%) Spring
4 620 (33.90%) Microservices
5 600 (32.80%) Finance
6 496 (27.12%) Banking
7 483 (26.41%) TDD
8 469 (25.64%) Spring Boot
9 444 (24.28%) CI/CD
10 406 (22.20%) AWS
11 366 (20.01%) Front Office
12 365 (19.96%) Java 8
13 355 (19.41%) Multithreading
14 333 (18.21%) Docker
15 330 (18.04%) Investment Banking
16 325 (17.77%) Software Engineering
17 307 (16.79%) SQL
17 307 (16.79%) Kubernetes
18 295 (16.13%) Jenkins
19 291 (15.91%) DevOps
20 281 (15.36%) Git (software)
21 263 (14.38%) Azure
22 262 (14.32%) Low Latency
23 260 (14.22%) REST
24 258 (14.11%) Social Skills
25 256 (14.00%) Kafka
26 243 (13.29%) Maven
27 238 (13.01%) Linux
28 235 (12.85%) Python
28 235 (12.85%) Oracle

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 51 (2.79%) Apache Spark
2 50 (2.73%) Apache
3 49 (2.68%) Red Hat Fuse
4 47 (2.57%) Confluence
5 45 (2.46%) Mule
6 35 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
7 31 (1.69%) JBoss
8 26 (1.42%) Oracle Workflow
9 24 (1.31%) Oracle Coherence
10 23 (1.26%) Tomcat
11 22 (1.20%) WebLogic
12 21 (1.15%) WebSphere
13 20 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
14 10 (0.55%) Camunda
14 10 (0.55%) Jetty
15 7 (0.38%) OpenStack
16 5 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 3 (0.16%) CMS
18 2 (0.11%) Apache ServiceMix
18 2 (0.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.055%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.055%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 29 (1.59%) ION MarketView
2 12 (0.66%) TIBCO iProcess
3 6 (0.33%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.055%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.055%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.055%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.055%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.055%) RMDS
4 1 (0.055%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 406 (22.20%) AWS
2 263 (14.38%) Azure
3 181 (9.90%) GCP
4 50 (2.73%) OpenShift
5 47 (2.57%) Serverless
6 43 (2.35%) AWS Lambda
7 33 (1.80%) GitHub
8 25 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
8 25 (1.37%) Apigee
9 20 (1.09%) Amazon S3
10 19 (1.04%) Amazon ECS
10 19 (1.04%) Amazon SQS
11 16 (0.87%) IaaS
12 14 (0.77%) Kong
13 10 (0.55%) SaaS
14 9 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 8 (0.44%) PaaS
16 7 (0.38%) Amazon EKS
16 7 (0.38%) AWS Step Functions
17 5 (0.27%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.08%) HTTP
2 26 (1.42%) FIX Connectivity
3 24 (1.31%) MQTT
4 9 (0.49%) Multicast
5 8 (0.44%) DSL
6 5 (0.27%) SSL
7 4 (0.22%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.16%) AMQP
8 3 (0.16%) Internet
8 3 (0.16%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.11%) Firewall
10 1 (0.055%) BGP
10 1 (0.055%) DNS
10 1 (0.055%) SSH
10 1 (0.055%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (8.80%) NoSQL
2 149 (8.15%) Relational Database
3 135 (7.38%) MongoDB
4 121 (6.62%) SQL Server
5 93 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
6 80 (4.37%) MySQL
7 54 (2.95%) Big Data
8 47 (2.57%) Redis
9 39 (2.13%) Oracle Database
10 36 (1.97%) Hazelcast
11 34 (1.86%) RDBMS
12 29 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
13 24 (1.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 20 (1.09%) Apache Ignite
15 16 (0.87%) Hadoop
16 15 (0.82%) KDB
17 14 (0.77%) DB2
18 10 (0.55%) Flink
19 9 (0.49%) Couchbase
19 9 (0.49%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 295 (16.13%) Jenkins
2 281 (15.36%) Git (software)
3 243 (13.29%) Maven
4 130 (7.11%) JUnit
5 105 (5.74%) Mockito
6 93 (5.08%) JIRA
7 70 (3.83%) Gradle
8 68 (3.72%) Cucumber
9 51 (2.79%) GitLab
10 45 (2.46%) Bitbucket
11 36 (1.97%) TeamCity
12 34 (1.86%) Selenium
13 29 (1.59%) IntelliJ
14 24 (1.31%) Subversion
15 19 (1.04%) jMock
16 17 (0.93%) Artifactory
17 16 (0.87%) SonarQube
18 15 (0.82%) Ant
18 15 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 14 (0.77%) JMeter
General
1 600 (32.80%) Finance
2 496 (27.12%) Banking
3 366 (20.01%) Front Office
4 330 (18.04%) Investment Banking
5 258 (14.11%) Social Skills
6 112 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
7 43 (2.35%) Public Sector
8 38 (2.08%) Retail
9 21 (1.15%) Financial Institution
10 20 (1.09%) Electronics
10 20 (1.09%) Manufacturing
11 18 (0.98%) Telecoms
12 17 (0.93%) Marketing
13 13 (0.71%) Games
14 11 (0.60%) Publishing
15 10 (0.55%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 10 (0.55%) Retail Banking
16 9 (0.49%) Back Office
17 7 (0.38%) Documentation Skills
18 3 (0.16%) Influencing Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 725 (39.64%) Spring
2 469 (25.64%) Spring Boot
3 260 (14.22%) REST
4 256 (14.00%) Kafka
5 216 (11.81%) RESTful
6 171 (9.35%) React
7 156 (8.53%) AngularJS
7 156 (8.53%) Hibernate
8 144 (7.87%) Web Services
9 113 (6.18%) HTML
10 104 (5.69%) Middleware
10 104 (5.69%) Node.js
11 97 (5.30%) J2EE
12 82 (4.48%) Apache Camel
13 81 (4.43%) CSS
14 76 (4.16%) JSON
15 66 (3.61%) FIX Protocol
15 66 (3.61%) JMS
16 65 (3.55%) JPA
17 59 (3.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 221 (12.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 181 (9.90%) Fixed Income
3 148 (8.09%) Derivative
4 109 (5.96%) Algorithms
5 104 (5.69%) Data Structures
6 103 (5.63%) Equities
7 80 (4.37%) Greenfield Project
8 67 (3.66%) Hedge funds
9 52 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
10 39 (2.13%) Virtual Team
11 29 (1.59%) Cloud Native
11 29 (1.59%) Credit Risk
12 21 (1.15%) Legacy Systems
13 16 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
13 16 (0.87%) User Experience
14 15 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
15 13 (0.71%) Clustering
15 13 (0.71%) Equity Derivative
16 12 (0.66%) Management Information System
16 12 (0.66%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 238 (13.01%) Linux
2 157 (8.58%) Unix
3 22 (1.20%) Windows
4 21 (1.15%) Mac OS X
5 12 (0.66%) Mesosphere
6 9 (0.49%) Mac OS
7 6 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.16%) Android
8 3 (0.16%) Debian
8 3 (0.16%) VMS
9 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.055%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 873 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
2 620 (33.90%) Microservices
3 483 (26.41%) TDD
4 444 (24.28%) CI/CD
5 355 (19.41%) Multithreading
6 325 (17.77%) Software Engineering
7 291 (15.91%) DevOps
8 262 (14.32%) Low Latency
9 233 (12.74%) Test Automation
10 225 (12.30%) BDD
11 216 (11.81%) Full Stack Development
12 198 (10.83%) Electronic Trading
13 197 (10.77%) Scrum
14 150 (8.20%) SDLC
15 148 (8.09%) Problem-Solving
16 146 (7.98%) Pair Programming
17 144 (7.87%) OO
18 129 (7.05%) Continuous Integration
19 119 (6.51%) Analytics
20 111 (6.07%) Event-Driven
Programming Languages
1 1,829 (100.00%) Java
2 365 (19.96%) Java 8
3 307 (16.79%) SQL
4 235 (12.85%) Python
5 214 (11.70%) JavaScript
6 196 (10.72%) Java 11
7 125 (6.83%) C++
8 88 (4.81%) TypeScript
9 59 (3.23%) Kotlin
9 59 (3.23%) Scala
10 58 (3.17%) C#
10 58 (3.17%) Shell Script
11 36 (1.97%) PL/SQL
12 34 (1.86%) C
13 21 (1.15%) Bash
13 21 (1.15%) Java 9
14 15 (0.82%) Ruby
15 14 (0.77%) Groovy
16 13 (0.71%) VBA
17 12 (0.66%) Perl
Qualifications
1 102 (5.58%) Security Cleared
2 93 (5.08%) SC Cleared
3 92 (5.03%) Degree
4 45 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (0.87%) PhD
6 9 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (0.44%) Sun Certification
8 6 (0.33%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.33%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.22%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (0.22%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.22%) OCPJP
10 3 (0.16%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.055%) CFA
12 1 (0.055%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (2.95%) QA
2 24 (1.31%) Accessibility
3 14 (0.77%) PMO
4 4 (0.22%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.22%) WCAG
5 3 (0.16%) SLA
6 1 (0.055%) Basel II
6 1 (0.055%) GDPR
6 1 (0.055%) ISO 15022
6 1 (0.055%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 333 (18.21%) Docker
2 4 (0.22%) HDFS
2 4 (0.22%) Platform Symphony
3 2 (0.11%) Postfix
4 1 (0.055%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.055%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 307 (16.79%) Kubernetes
2 104 (5.69%) Terraform
3 64 (3.50%) Ansible
4 57 (3.12%) Grafana
5 54 (2.95%) Prometheus
6 13 (0.71%) Kibana
7 10 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
8 7 (0.38%) logstash
8 7 (0.38%) Puppet
9 6 (0.33%) Istio
10 4 (0.22%) Oozie
11 2 (0.11%) Graphite
11 2 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.055%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.055%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 235 (12.85%) Oracle
2 98 (5.36%) ION Trading
3 41 (2.24%) Google
4 36 (1.97%) TIBCO
5 34 (1.86%) Microsoft
6 33 (1.80%) Sybase
7 20 (1.09%) Solace
8 19 (1.04%) Splunk
9 16 (0.87%) SAP
10 15 (0.82%) AppDynamics
11 14 (0.77%) Verint
12 13 (0.71%) CA
13 12 (0.66%) Atlassian
14 10 (0.55%) Bloomberg
14 10 (0.55%) CA Agile Central
14 10 (0.55%) MuleSoft
15 8 (0.44%) IBM
15 8 (0.44%) Red Hat
16 6 (0.33%) Fidessa
16 6 (0.33%) Murex