Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 36 32
Rank change year-on-year +15 -4 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 3,421 2,272 2,406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.36% 5.42% 5.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.77% 5.71% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,826 1,874 1,839
London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £413 £363 £350
90th Percentile £700 £663 £675
England median daily rate £503 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +5.79% +4.40% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
London median hourly rate £32.00 £52.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.05% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £23.25 £50.25 £42.50
90th Percentile £41.55 £56.75 £57.50
England median hourly rate £41.15 £37.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year +9.73% -12.28% +22.14%

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 44,032 39,796 42,092
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 95.01% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,029 28,359 29,670
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £670 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 557 647
London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.28 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.82% +6.71% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.77 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.05 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.10 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.55% -0.61% +12.12%

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 19 January 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in London over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor 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 19 January 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 +10 765 £550 - 247
South London +53 229 £525 +23.53% 8
West London +22 122 £525 +7.69% 92
East London 0 57 £598 +3.91% 17
North London 0 8 £475 +216.67% 14
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 3,420 (99.97%) Java
2 1,747 (51.07%) Agile Software Development
3 1,237 (36.16%) Spring
4 1,160 (33.91%) TDD
5 1,022 (29.87%) Finance
6 917 (26.81%) Banking
7 729 (21.31%) Microservices
8 696 (20.34%) REST
9 657 (19.20%) JavaScript
10 642 (18.77%) SQL
11 637 (18.62%) Multithreading
12 579 (16.92%) Hibernate
13 578 (16.90%) Web Services
14 566 (16.54%) BDD
15 559 (16.34%) Amazon AWS
16 554 (16.19%) Front Office
17 548 (16.02%) Git (software)
18 528 (15.43%) RESTful
19 499 (14.59%) Scrum
20 488 (14.26%) OO
21 485 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
22 469 (13.71%) Test Automation
23 464 (13.56%) Maven
24 455 (13.30%) AngularJS
25 445 (13.01%) HTML
26 442 (12.92%) Low Latency
27 440 (12.86%) NoSQL
28 432 (12.63%) Linux
29 422 (12.34%) Investment Banking
30 414 (12.10%) Jenkins

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
1 283 (8.27%) Tomcat
2 173 (5.06%) Confluence
3 156 (4.56%) Elasticsearch
4 145 (4.24%) JBoss
5 128 (3.74%) WebLogic
6 126 (3.68%) WebSphere
7 116 (3.39%) Apache
8 100 (2.92%) Apache Spark
9 89 (2.60%) OpenStack
10 66 (1.93%) WildFly
11 51 (1.49%) Jetty
12 39 (1.14%) Apache Solr
13 31 (0.91%) Oracle Coherence
14 30 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 28 (0.82%) MQSeries
16 27 (0.79%) Mule
17 26 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 25 (0.73%) GemFire
19 16 (0.47%) CMS
20 13 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 10 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.058%) SPSS
3 1 (0.029%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 65 (1.90%) ION MarketView
2 12 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 8 (0.23%) R3 Corda
4 6 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
4 6 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
6 3 (0.088%) Kondor
7 2 (0.058%) Global One
8 1 (0.029%) AquaLogic BPM
8 1 (0.029%) Loan IQ
8 1 (0.029%) Magento
8 1 (0.029%) Postilion
8 1 (0.029%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 559 (16.34%) Amazon AWS
2 159 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (1.93%) Amazon S3
4 59 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
5 51 (1.49%) GitHub
6 39 (1.14%) Serverless
7 34 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
8 31 (0.91%) npm
9 28 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
10 23 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
11 22 (0.64%) Heroku
12 20 (0.58%) OpenShift
13 17 (0.50%) PaaS
14 14 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
14 14 (0.41%) Google Play
15 9 (0.26%) SaaS
15 9 (0.26%) Slack
16 8 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
17 6 (0.18%) Yarn
18 5 (0.15%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 87 (2.54%) HTTP
2 54 (1.58%) TCP/IP
3 50 (1.46%) Internet
4 24 (0.70%) FIX Connectivity
5 23 (0.67%) FTP
6 19 (0.56%) SMS
7 18 (0.53%) SSL
8 12 (0.35%) DNS
9 11 (0.32%) Kerberos
10 9 (0.26%) SSH
11 4 (0.12%) DSL
12 3 (0.088%) Firewall
13 2 (0.058%) Network Security
14 1 (0.029%) 5G
14 1 (0.029%) AMQP
14 1 (0.029%) Diameter Protocol
14 1 (0.029%) HTTPS
14 1 (0.029%) SIGTRAN
14 1 (0.029%) Skype
14 1 (0.029%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 440 (12.86%) NoSQL
2 326 (9.53%) Relational Database
3 296 (8.65%) MySQL
4 282 (8.24%) PostgreSQL
5 263 (7.69%) MongoDB
6 213 (6.23%) RDBMS
7 185 (5.41%) Hadoop
8 177 (5.17%) SQL Server
9 170 (4.97%) Big Data
10 103 (3.01%) Apache Cassandra
11 90 (2.63%) HBase
12 60 (1.75%) Redis
13 57 (1.67%) KDB
14 52 (1.52%) Oracle Database
15 51 (1.49%) DB2
16 37 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 32 (0.94%) Blockchain
18 27 (0.79%) Hazelcast
18 27 (0.79%) Neo4j
19 20 (0.58%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 548 (16.02%) Git (software)
2 464 (13.56%) Maven
3 414 (12.10%) Jenkins
4 398 (11.63%) JUnit
5 275 (8.04%) Mockito
6 260 (7.60%) JIRA
7 158 (4.62%) Cucumber
8 151 (4.41%) Subversion
9 129 (3.77%) Gradle
10 113 (3.30%) Selenium
11 101 (2.95%) NUnit
12 100 (2.92%) Eclipse
13 86 (2.51%) MSTest
13 86 (2.51%) TeamCity
14 84 (2.46%) IntelliJ
14 84 (2.46%) SonarQube
15 79 (2.31%) Ant
16 71 (2.08%) Checkstyle
17 69 (2.02%) Vagrant
18 60 (1.75%) Liquibase
General
1 1,022 (29.87%) Finance
2 917 (26.81%) Banking
3 554 (16.19%) Front Office
4 422 (12.34%) Investment Banking
5 104 (3.04%) Games
6 72 (2.10%) Retail
7 67 (1.96%) Telecoms
8 53 (1.55%) Retail Banking
9 44 (1.29%) Marketing
10 36 (1.05%) Financial Institution
11 20 (0.58%) Back Office
12 19 (0.56%) Manufacturing
13 18 (0.53%) Publishing
14 16 (0.47%) Advertising
15 13 (0.38%) Electronics
16 12 (0.35%) Law
17 7 (0.20%) Automotive
18 6 (0.18%) Legal
18 6 (0.18%) Wholesale Banking
19 5 (0.15%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,237 (36.16%) Spring
2 696 (20.34%) REST
3 579 (16.92%) Hibernate
4 578 (16.90%) Web Services
5 528 (15.43%) RESTful
6 455 (13.30%) AngularJS
7 445 (13.01%) HTML
8 399 (11.66%) Spring Boot
9 371 (10.84%) JMS
10 282 (8.24%) CSS
11 281 (8.21%) XML
12 280 (8.18%) JSON
13 278 (8.13%) HTML5
14 270 (7.89%) J2EE
15 241 (7.04%) Node.js
16 236 (6.90%) SOAP
17 208 (6.08%) React
18 205 (5.99%) Kafka
19 197 (5.76%) FIX Protocol
20 186 (5.44%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 330 (9.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 262 (7.66%) Greenfield Project
3 195 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
4 173 (5.06%) Computer Science
5 164 (4.79%) Equities
6 162 (4.74%) Fixed Income
7 161 (4.71%) Derivative
8 84 (2.46%) Data Structures
9 81 (2.37%) Fintech
10 79 (2.31%) Equity Derivative
11 73 (2.13%) Algorithms
12 70 (2.05%) Linux Command Line
13 66 (1.93%) User Experience
14 64 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
15 47 (1.37%) Virtual Team
16 43 (1.26%) Credit Risk
17 34 (0.99%) Market Risk
17 34 (0.99%) N-Tier
18 32 (0.94%) Mobile App
19 26 (0.76%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 432 (12.63%) Linux
2 407 (11.90%) Unix
3 63 (1.84%) VMS
4 58 (1.70%) Windows
5 41 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 38 (1.11%) Android
7 24 (0.70%) Apple iOS
7 24 (0.70%) Mac OS X
8 15 (0.44%) Solaris
9 14 (0.41%) Ubuntu
10 9 (0.26%) Mac OS
11 8 (0.23%) CentOS
11 8 (0.23%) CoreOS
12 5 (0.15%) HPUX
13 4 (0.12%) Windows Server
14 2 (0.058%) AIX
14 2 (0.058%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.029%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,747 (51.07%) Agile Software Development
2 1,160 (33.91%) TDD
3 729 (21.31%) Microservices
4 637 (18.62%) Multithreading
5 566 (16.54%) BDD
6 499 (14.59%) Scrum
7 488 (14.26%) OO
8 485 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
9 469 (13.71%) Test Automation
10 442 (12.92%) Low Latency
11 390 (11.40%) Electronic Trading
12 333 (9.73%) DevOps
13 300 (8.77%) MVC
14 287 (8.39%) Software Engineering
15 242 (7.07%) Pair Programming
16 228 (6.66%) SDLC
17 219 (6.40%) Open Source
18 206 (6.02%) Kanban
19 188 (5.50%) E-Commerce
20 184 (5.38%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 3,420 (99.97%) Java
2 657 (19.20%) JavaScript
3 642 (18.77%) SQL
4 297 (8.68%) Scala
5 260 (7.60%) Python
6 131 (3.83%) Groovy
7 106 (3.10%) C#
8 102 (2.98%) C++
9 65 (1.90%) Ruby
10 63 (1.84%) PL/SQL
11 61 (1.78%) Shell Script
12 58 (1.70%) JPQL
13 54 (1.58%) ES6
14 48 (1.40%) Bash Shell
15 43 (1.26%) Kotlin
15 43 (1.26%) TypeScript
16 40 (1.17%) C
17 34 (0.99%) Perl
18 32 (0.94%) Go
18 32 (0.94%) XPath
Qualifications
1 279 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 204 (5.96%) SC Cleared
3 182 (5.32%) Degree
4 61 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 42 (1.23%) PhD
6 38 (1.11%) Numerate Degree
7 18 (0.53%) Master's Degree
8 17 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
9 16 (0.47%) DV Cleared
10 9 (0.26%) Sun Certification
11 7 (0.20%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.12%) PMP
14 2 (0.058%) ISTQB
15 1 (0.029%) AWS Certification
15 1 (0.029%) CFA
15 1 (0.029%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (3.16%) QA
2 61 (1.78%) MiFID
3 14 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (0.29%) GCP
4 10 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (0.18%) EMIR
6 5 (0.15%) GDPR
7 3 (0.088%) WCAG
8 2 (0.058%) SLA
9 1 (0.029%) PMO
9 1 (0.029%) SEPA
System Software
1 373 (10.90%) Docker
2 23 (0.67%) HDFS
3 12 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.32%) vSphere
5 6 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.18%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.12%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.088%) Active Directory
8 2 (0.058%) OpenAM
8 2 (0.058%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.029%) etcd
9 1 (0.029%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.029%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.029%) Varnish
9 1 (0.029%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.029%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 185 (5.41%) Puppet
2 177 (5.17%) Ansible
3 158 (4.62%) Opscode Chef
4 109 (3.19%) Kubernetes
5 43 (1.26%) Terraform
6 34 (0.99%) Grafana
7 33 (0.96%) Cobbler
7 33 (0.96%) Kibana
8 32 (0.94%) logstash
9 10 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
10 9 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
11 7 (0.20%) Control-M
12 6 (0.18%) Prometheus
13 4 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
13 4 (0.12%) Mesos
13 4 (0.12%) Oozie
13 4 (0.12%) Packer
14 3 (0.088%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 3 (0.088%) Graphite
14 3 (0.088%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 408 (11.93%) Oracle
2 127 (3.71%) Sybase
3 125 (3.65%) TIBCO
4 74 (2.16%) ION Trading
5 63 (1.84%) Splunk
6 62 (1.81%) Google
7 59 (1.72%) IBM
8 46 (1.34%) Microsoft
9 42 (1.23%) MuleSoft
10 41 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
11 38 (1.11%) Bloomberg
12 37 (1.08%) AppDynamics
13 35 (1.02%) Reuters
14 34 (0.99%) Atlassian
15 33 (0.96%) Solace
16 29 (0.85%) Perforce
17 28 (0.82%) Red Hat
18 24 (0.70%) Currenex
19 23 (0.67%) Adobe
20 21 (0.61%) SAP