Period
to 23 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 July 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
England > London
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 27 40
Rank change year-on-year +3 +13 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 3,247 2,774 2,346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.05% 6.63% 5.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.44% 6.97% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,632 2,178 1,925
London median daily rate £550 £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £420 £400 £363
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
England median daily rate £513 £498 £460
% change year-on-year +3.02% +8.15% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
London median hourly rate £21.50 £93.83 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -77.08% - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £42.75 £42.25
% change year-on-year -6.43% +1.18% +5.63%

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 43,660 39,786 43,331
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 95.07% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,638 28,297 31,177
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 516 493
London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.02 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.31% +10.61% -2.60%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £47.76
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.31% -4.74% +8.57%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in London

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java Developer in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Developer in London

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in London over the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Developer in London

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer in London.

Contractor 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 23 July 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
Central London +1 783 £550 - 234
South London +17 193 £525 +5.00% 14
West London +25 148 £525 +4.22% 75
East London +6 65 £556 -3.26% 30
North London -5 1 - - 5
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 London region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 3,245 (99.94%) Java
2 1,603 (49.37%) Agile Software Development
3 1,265 (38.96%) Spring
4 1,137 (35.02%) Java 8
5 1,043 (32.12%) TDD
6 830 (25.56%) Microservices
7 775 (23.87%) Finance
8 728 (22.42%) Banking
9 652 (20.08%) REST
10 576 (17.74%) Maven
11 565 (17.40%) Amazon AWS
12 534 (16.45%) Git (software)
13 522 (16.08%) BDD
13 522 (16.08%) Docker
14 521 (16.05%) Front Office
14 521 (16.05%) SQL
15 520 (16.01%) JavaScript
16 496 (15.28%) Scrum
17 495 (15.24%) Multithreading
18 484 (14.91%) Hibernate
19 475 (14.63%) RESTful
20 471 (14.51%) Spring Boot
21 461 (14.20%) Web Services
22 444 (13.67%) DevOps
23 442 (13.61%) Jenkins
24 423 (13.03%) NoSQL
24 423 (13.03%) Linux
25 409 (12.60%) Continuous Integration
26 387 (11.92%) Low Latency
27 380 (11.70%) AngularJS

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
1 248 (7.64%) Tomcat
2 185 (5.70%) Elasticsearch
3 147 (4.53%) Apache
4 131 (4.03%) WebSphere
5 119 (3.66%) Confluence
6 99 (3.05%) WebLogic
7 89 (2.74%) Apache Spark
8 83 (2.56%) JBoss
9 61 (1.88%) OpenStack
10 54 (1.66%) Mule
11 41 (1.26%) WildFly
12 35 (1.08%) Jetty
13 34 (1.05%) Oracle Coherence
14 30 (0.92%) Apache Solr
15 20 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
15 20 (0.62%) MQSeries
16 19 (0.59%) CMS
17 17 (0.52%) GlassFish
18 16 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
19 15 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 10 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.062%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.031%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.031%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 67 (2.06%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.15%) Global One
3 4 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.092%) Endur
5 2 (0.062%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.062%) Postilion
5 2 (0.062%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.031%) Kondor
6 1 (0.031%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.031%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.031%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.031%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 565 (17.40%) Amazon AWS
2 143 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (1.91%) GitHub
4 49 (1.51%) Amazon S3
5 30 (0.92%) Heroku
6 29 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
7 25 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
8 24 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (0.71%) npm
9 23 (0.71%) Serverless
10 22 (0.68%) SaaS
11 16 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
12 15 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
13 13 (0.40%) PaaS
14 10 (0.31%) Amazon Kinesis
14 10 (0.31%) IaaS
14 10 (0.31%) OpenShift
15 8 (0.25%) Slack
16 7 (0.22%) Akamai
17 5 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 107 (3.30%) HTTP
2 56 (1.72%) TCP/IP
3 35 (1.08%) SSL
4 27 (0.83%) FTP
5 26 (0.80%) Kerberos
6 23 (0.71%) DNS
7 16 (0.49%) Internet
8 14 (0.43%) SMS
9 12 (0.37%) SSH
10 11 (0.34%) AMQP
11 10 (0.31%) FIX Connectivity
12 5 (0.15%) Skype
12 5 (0.15%) SMTP
13 4 (0.12%) DOCSIS
13 4 (0.12%) HTTPS
13 4 (0.12%) RTMP
14 3 (0.092%) Firewall
15 2 (0.062%) DSL
15 2 (0.062%) MPLS
15 2 (0.062%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 423 (13.03%) NoSQL
2 347 (10.69%) Relational Database
3 312 (9.61%) MongoDB
4 247 (7.61%) PostgreSQL
5 208 (6.41%) MySQL
6 194 (5.97%) Big Data
7 146 (4.50%) Hadoop
8 136 (4.19%) RDBMS
9 131 (4.03%) Apache Cassandra
10 111 (3.42%) SQL Server
11 84 (2.59%) HBase
12 56 (1.72%) Redis
13 53 (1.63%) Neo4j
14 37 (1.14%) KDB
14 37 (1.14%) Oracle Database
15 34 (1.05%) Blockchain
16 33 (1.02%) DB2
17 29 (0.89%) Amazon Redshift
18 28 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 24 (0.74%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 576 (17.74%) Maven
2 534 (16.45%) Git (software)
3 442 (13.61%) Jenkins
4 319 (9.82%) JUnit
5 206 (6.34%) Mockito
6 200 (6.16%) Cucumber
7 174 (5.36%) JIRA
8 151 (4.65%) Gradle
9 118 (3.63%) Subversion
10 117 (3.60%) Selenium
11 72 (2.22%) SonarQube
12 69 (2.13%) Eclipse
13 65 (2.00%) NUnit
14 61 (1.88%) MSTest
15 60 (1.85%) IntelliJ
16 55 (1.69%) TeamCity
17 53 (1.63%) GitLab
18 49 (1.51%) Vagrant
19 46 (1.42%) Ant
20 39 (1.20%) Hudson
General
1 775 (23.87%) Finance
2 728 (22.42%) Banking
3 521 (16.05%) Front Office
4 295 (9.09%) Investment Banking
5 90 (2.77%) Games
6 69 (2.13%) Retail
7 55 (1.69%) Telecoms
8 29 (0.89%) Advertising
8 29 (0.89%) Back Office
8 29 (0.89%) Financial Institution
9 23 (0.71%) Marketing
9 23 (0.71%) Publishing
10 17 (0.52%) Automotive
11 14 (0.43%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.25%) Law
12 8 (0.25%) Legal
12 8 (0.25%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.18%) Billing
13 6 (0.18%) General Ledger
13 6 (0.18%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,265 (38.96%) Spring
2 652 (20.08%) REST
3 484 (14.91%) Hibernate
4 475 (14.63%) RESTful
5 471 (14.51%) Spring Boot
6 461 (14.20%) Web Services
7 380 (11.70%) AngularJS
8 327 (10.07%) HTML
9 308 (9.49%) Kafka
10 276 (8.50%) J2EE
11 270 (8.32%) JMS
12 221 (6.81%) React
13 216 (6.65%) Node.js
14 210 (6.47%) Java EE
15 204 (6.28%) CSS
16 193 (5.94%) JSON
17 192 (5.91%) SOAP
18 181 (5.57%) HTML5
19 179 (5.51%) XML
20 147 (4.53%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 295 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 237 (7.30%) Greenfield Project
3 178 (5.48%) Derivative
4 167 (5.14%) Fixed Income
5 159 (4.90%) Computer Science
6 143 (4.40%) Equities
7 136 (4.19%) Algorithms
8 116 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
9 105 (3.23%) Fintech
10 86 (2.65%) User Experience
11 83 (2.56%) Data Structures
12 60 (1.85%) Equity Derivative
13 50 (1.54%) Mobile App
14 49 (1.51%) Hedge funds
15 44 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
16 41 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
17 34 (1.05%) Credit Risk
18 27 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
19 19 (0.59%) Online Games
20 17 (0.52%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 423 (13.03%) Linux
2 348 (10.72%) Unix
3 50 (1.54%) Android
4 42 (1.29%) Mac OS X
4 42 (1.29%) VMS
5 34 (1.05%) Windows
6 31 (0.95%) Apple iOS
7 18 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (0.52%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.22%) CentOS
10 4 (0.12%) HPUX
10 4 (0.12%) Solaris
11 3 (0.092%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.062%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.062%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.031%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,603 (49.37%) Agile Software Development
2 1,043 (32.12%) TDD
3 830 (25.56%) Microservices
4 522 (16.08%) BDD
5 496 (15.28%) Scrum
6 495 (15.24%) Multithreading
7 444 (13.67%) DevOps
8 409 (12.60%) Continuous Integration
9 387 (11.92%) Low Latency
10 379 (11.67%) OO
11 351 (10.81%) Test Automation
12 327 (10.07%) Electronic Trading
13 253 (7.79%) Pair Programming
14 244 (7.51%) Software Engineering
15 225 (6.93%) MVC
16 218 (6.71%) Kanban
17 203 (6.25%) Open Source
18 190 (5.85%) E-Commerce
19 159 (4.90%) Web Development
20 150 (4.62%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 3,245 (99.94%) Java
2 1,137 (35.02%) Java 8
3 521 (16.05%) SQL
4 520 (16.01%) JavaScript
5 220 (6.78%) Scala
6 155 (4.77%) Python
7 129 (3.97%) Groovy
8 84 (2.59%) Kotlin
9 82 (2.53%) C#
9 82 (2.53%) C++
10 78 (2.40%) TypeScript
11 71 (2.19%) Bash Shell
12 58 (1.79%) ES6
12 58 (1.79%) Shell Script
13 46 (1.42%) PL/SQL
14 43 (1.32%) C
15 38 (1.17%) Ruby
16 36 (1.11%) PHP
17 35 (1.08%) JPQL
18 32 (0.99%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 228 (7.02%) Security Cleared
2 195 (6.01%) SC Cleared
3 182 (5.61%) Degree
4 81 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 35 (1.08%) Master's Degree
6 32 (0.99%) Numerate Degree
7 19 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
8 14 (0.43%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.18%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.15%) PhD
11 4 (0.12%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.092%) Sun Certification
13 2 (0.062%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.062%) ISEB
13 2 (0.062%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.062%) OCPJP
14 1 (0.031%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (2.16%) QA
2 27 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (0.37%) GCP
4 11 (0.34%) MiFID
5 10 (0.31%) EMIR
6 9 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
6 9 (0.28%) GDPR
7 7 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.18%) SEPA
9 3 (0.092%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.062%) PMO
10 2 (0.062%) SLA
11 1 (0.031%) HL7
11 1 (0.031%) IFRS
11 1 (0.031%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.031%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.031%) WAI
System Software
1 522 (16.08%) Docker
2 22 (0.68%) HDFS
3 12 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.37%) vSphere
4 7 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.18%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.092%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.062%) Platform Symphony
8 1 (0.031%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 190 (5.85%) Kubernetes
2 121 (3.73%) Ansible
3 109 (3.36%) Terraform
4 102 (3.14%) Puppet
5 91 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (0.86%) Mesos
7 24 (0.74%) Docker Swarm
8 23 (0.71%) Grafana
8 23 (0.71%) Prometheus
9 21 (0.65%) Kibana
10 20 (0.62%) logstash
11 14 (0.43%) Marathon
12 13 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
13 11 (0.34%) Consul
13 11 (0.34%) Rancher
14 10 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
15 8 (0.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
15 8 (0.25%) Oozie
16 7 (0.22%) Control-M
17 5 (0.15%) linkerd
Vendors
1 316 (9.73%) Oracle
2 91 (2.80%) TIBCO
3 75 (2.31%) Sybase
4 69 (2.13%) ION Trading
5 44 (1.36%) Google
6 41 (1.26%) MuleSoft
7 33 (1.02%) Microsoft
8 30 (0.92%) IBM
9 29 (0.89%) Atlassian
10 26 (0.80%) Splunk
11 24 (0.74%) AppDynamics
12 16 (0.49%) Adobe
12 16 (0.49%) Apigee
12 16 (0.49%) Murex
12 16 (0.49%) VMware
13 14 (0.43%) CA
13 14 (0.43%) Solace
14 12 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
15 11 (0.34%) Bloomberg
16 10 (0.31%) Perforce