Period
to 14 May 2021

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 14 May 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 39 31 38
Rank change year-on-year -8 +7 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 1,431 1,330 2,353
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 6.00% 6.41% 5.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.46% 6.85% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,155 1,122 1,919
10th Percentile £450 £450 £425
25th Percentile £510 £500 £501
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £575 £575
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
75th Percentile £700 £675 £666
90th Percentile £750 £725 £713
England median daily rate £575 £550 £538
% change year-on-year +4.55% +2.33% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 0
Median hourly rate £68.00 £62.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +9.68% - -
England median hourly rate £62.11 £58.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year +7.08% -3.33% +128.57%

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 22,138 19,425 38,195
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.75% 93.55% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,958 14,060 27,698
10th Percentile £338 £304 £313
25th Percentile £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
75th Percentile £625 £606 £600
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 258 449
10th Percentile £15.98 £13.65 £12.25
25th Percentile £21.25 £17.31 £15.00
Median hourly rate £32.85 £25.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +31.40% +21.95% +2.42%
75th Percentile £53.06 £45.75 £36.00
90th Percentile £66.50 £56.80 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.87 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +15.11% +2.70% +5.71%

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 14 May 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
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 14 May 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 +14 256 £625 +8.70% 126
East London -4 12 £538 -2.27% 15
West London +13 11 £560 +6.67% 61
South London -17 8 £425 -19.05% 5
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 May 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 1,429 (99.86%) Java
2 688 (48.08%) Spring
3 656 (45.84%) Agile Software Development
4 546 (38.16%) Microservices
5 532 (37.18%) Banking
6 459 (32.08%) Finance
7 383 (26.76%) TDD
8 378 (26.42%) Front Office
9 370 (25.86%) Spring Boot
10 361 (25.23%) Java 8
11 334 (23.34%) Kubernetes
12 328 (22.92%) Docker
13 321 (22.43%) Investment Banking
14 277 (19.36%) Multithreading
15 274 (19.15%) AWS
16 264 (18.45%) REST
17 239 (16.70%) Low Latency
18 236 (16.49%) Kafka
18 236 (16.49%) SQL
19 214 (14.95%) BDD
19 214 (14.95%) Git (software)
20 210 (14.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 210 (14.68%) Social Skills
21 203 (14.19%) Electronic Trading
22 201 (14.05%) Jenkins
23 194 (13.56%) Scrum
24 190 (13.28%) Maven
25 188 (13.14%) Linux
26 177 (12.37%) DevOps
27 160 (11.18%) JavaScript

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 88 (6.15%) Mule
2 60 (4.19%) Red Hat Fuse
3 54 (3.77%) Apache Spark
4 48 (3.35%) Apache
5 33 (2.31%) JBoss
5 33 (2.31%) Oracle Coherence
6 31 (2.17%) Confluence
7 26 (1.82%) Tomcat
8 23 (1.61%) Cloud Foundry
9 17 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
9 17 (1.19%) WebSphere
10 15 (1.05%) Camunda
11 9 (0.63%) CMS
11 9 (0.63%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.49%) Jetty
13 6 (0.42%) GemFire
13 6 (0.42%) nginx
13 6 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (0.35%) DataSynapse
14 5 (0.35%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 7 (0.49%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.14%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 274 (19.15%) AWS
2 106 (7.41%) Azure
3 73 (5.10%) GCP
4 52 (3.63%) Serverless
5 45 (3.14%) OpenShift
6 33 (2.31%) AWS Lambda
7 29 (2.03%) GitHub
8 26 (1.82%) SaaS
9 24 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
10 20 (1.40%) Amazon S3
11 19 (1.33%) Amazon ECS
12 16 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
13 14 (0.98%) PaaS
14 13 (0.91%) Amazon SQS
14 13 (0.91%) IaaS
15 11 (0.77%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 10 (0.70%) Apigee
17 8 (0.56%) Amazon EKS
17 8 (0.56%) Amazon Kinesis
18 7 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.61%) HTTP
2 14 (0.98%) SSL
2 14 (0.98%) TCP/IP
3 8 (0.56%) Internet
4 7 (0.49%) Broadband
5 5 (0.35%) DNS
6 3 (0.21%) DMARC
6 3 (0.21%) SMS
6 3 (0.21%) SMTP
7 2 (0.14%) FTP
7 2 (0.14%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.14%) SWIFTNet
8 1 (0.070%) AMQP
8 1 (0.070%) FIX Connectivity
8 1 (0.070%) RTMP
8 1 (0.070%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.070%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (8.18%) Relational Database
2 94 (6.57%) NoSQL
3 77 (5.38%) MongoDB
4 57 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
4 57 (3.98%) SQL Server
5 53 (3.70%) Hazelcast
6 41 (2.87%) Apache Cassandra
7 39 (2.73%) Redis
8 36 (2.52%) MySQL
9 30 (2.10%) Hadoop
10 27 (1.89%) Big Data
11 19 (1.33%) Oracle Database
12 18 (1.26%) RDBMS
13 15 (1.05%) Apache Ignite
14 11 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 11 (0.77%) Flink
15 10 (0.70%) DB2
16 7 (0.49%) Data Lake
16 7 (0.49%) HBase
17 6 (0.42%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 214 (14.95%) Git (software)
2 201 (14.05%) Jenkins
3 190 (13.28%) Maven
4 113 (7.90%) JUnit
5 86 (6.01%) JIRA
6 82 (5.73%) Cucumber
7 80 (5.59%) Gradle
8 63 (4.40%) Mockito
9 33 (2.31%) TeamCity
10 32 (2.24%) Subversion
11 30 (2.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 27 (1.89%) Ant
13 22 (1.54%) IntelliJ
14 21 (1.47%) Selenium
15 17 (1.19%) Bitbucket
15 17 (1.19%) GitLab
16 16 (1.12%) Hudson
17 15 (1.05%) jMock
18 12 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
19 11 (0.77%) SonarQube
General
1 532 (37.18%) Banking
2 459 (32.08%) Finance
3 378 (26.42%) Front Office
4 321 (22.43%) Investment Banking
5 210 (14.68%) Social Skills
6 68 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
7 34 (2.38%) Retail
8 33 (2.31%) Public Sector
9 30 (2.10%) Manufacturing
10 25 (1.75%) Financial Institution
11 21 (1.47%) Telecoms
12 19 (1.33%) Documentation Skills
13 16 (1.12%) Marketing
14 13 (0.91%) Electronics
15 10 (0.70%) Automotive
16 9 (0.63%) Games
17 8 (0.56%) Influencing Skills
18 6 (0.42%) Back Office
19 5 (0.35%) Advertising
19 5 (0.35%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 688 (48.08%) Spring
2 370 (25.86%) Spring Boot
3 264 (18.45%) REST
4 236 (16.49%) Kafka
5 140 (9.78%) AngularJS
5 140 (9.78%) RESTful
6 139 (9.71%) Middleware
7 120 (8.39%) Hibernate
8 119 (8.32%) React
9 117 (8.18%) Apache Camel
10 114 (7.97%) Web Services
11 93 (6.50%) HTML
12 90 (6.29%) Spring Integration
13 64 (4.47%) Node.js
14 63 (4.40%) FIX Protocol
15 59 (4.12%) JMS
16 56 (3.91%) XML
17 45 (3.14%) CSS
17 45 (3.14%) J2EE
18 43 (3.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 210 (14.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 129 (9.01%) Fixed Income
3 107 (7.48%) Greenfield Project
4 95 (6.64%) Data Structures
5 89 (6.22%) Derivative
6 68 (4.75%) Enterprise Software
7 55 (3.84%) Algorithms
8 50 (3.49%) Equities
9 33 (2.31%) Mobile App
10 32 (2.24%) Market Risk
11 31 (2.17%) User Experience
12 24 (1.68%) Clustering
13 22 (1.54%) Credit Risk
14 21 (1.47%) Virtual Team
15 20 (1.40%) Grid Computing
15 20 (1.40%) Hedge funds
16 19 (1.33%) Cloud Native
17 15 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
18 14 (0.98%) Equity Derivative
19 11 (0.77%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 188 (13.14%) Linux
2 145 (10.13%) Unix
3 19 (1.33%) Windows
4 11 (0.77%) Mac OS X
5 10 (0.70%) Android
6 4 (0.28%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.21%) CentOS
7 3 (0.21%) CoreOS
7 3 (0.21%) Debian
7 3 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.21%) VMS
8 2 (0.14%) Android TV
Processes & Methodologies
1 656 (45.84%) Agile Software Development
2 546 (38.16%) Microservices
3 383 (26.76%) TDD
4 277 (19.36%) Multithreading
5 239 (16.70%) Low Latency
6 214 (14.95%) BDD
7 203 (14.19%) Electronic Trading
8 194 (13.56%) Scrum
9 177 (12.37%) DevOps
10 136 (9.50%) Test Automation
11 131 (9.15%) Software Engineering
12 126 (8.81%) Continuous Integration
13 102 (7.13%) OO
14 101 (7.06%) Performance Tuning
15 93 (6.50%) SDLC
16 88 (6.15%) Continuous Delivery
16 88 (6.15%) Pair Programming
17 87 (6.08%) Multithreaded Programming
18 78 (5.45%) Computer Science
19 75 (5.24%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,429 (99.86%) Java
2 361 (25.23%) Java 8
3 236 (16.49%) SQL
4 160 (11.18%) JavaScript
5 105 (7.34%) Python
5 105 (7.34%) Scala
6 78 (5.45%) C++
6 78 (5.45%) Kotlin
7 47 (3.28%) PL/SQL
8 33 (2.31%) Java 9
9 28 (1.96%) TypeScript
10 26 (1.82%) C#
11 20 (1.40%) ES6
12 19 (1.33%) Haskell
13 18 (1.26%) Shell Script
14 16 (1.12%) Groovy
15 14 (0.98%) C
15 14 (0.98%) T-SQL
16 12 (0.84%) Go
17 9 (0.63%) XPath
Qualifications
1 116 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 109 (7.62%) SC Cleared
3 80 (5.59%) Degree
4 31 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (1.47%) Numerate Degree
6 12 (0.84%) AWS Certification
7 7 (0.49%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.42%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.21%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.14%) PhD
12 1 (0.070%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.070%) CFA
12 1 (0.070%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.10%) QA
2 10 (0.70%) PMO
3 8 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.49%) GDPR
4 7 (0.49%) ISO 20022
4 7 (0.49%) MiFID
5 4 (0.28%) SLA
6 2 (0.14%) ISO 15022
System Software
1 328 (22.92%) Docker
2 17 (1.19%) Platform Symphony
3 12 (0.84%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 5 (0.35%) GridGain
5 1 (0.070%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 334 (23.34%) Kubernetes
2 56 (3.91%) Terraform
3 48 (3.35%) Ansible
4 25 (1.75%) Prometheus
5 19 (1.33%) Grafana
6 9 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.49%) Puppet
8 4 (0.28%) Istio
9 3 (0.21%) Mesos
9 3 (0.21%) Zipkin
10 2 (0.14%) Argo
10 2 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.14%) Kibana
10 2 (0.14%) linkerd
11 1 (0.070%) CloudHub
11 1 (0.070%) logstash
11 1 (0.070%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 157 (10.97%) Oracle
2 47 (3.28%) Google
3 42 (2.94%) ION Trading
4 41 (2.87%) Atlassian
5 26 (1.82%) IBM
6 25 (1.75%) TIBCO
7 23 (1.61%) Splunk
8 22 (1.54%) Sybase
9 20 (1.40%) Microsoft
9 20 (1.40%) MuleSoft
10 19 (1.33%) AppDynamics
11 13 (0.91%) Murex
12 12 (0.84%) SAP
13 11 (0.77%) Solace
14 10 (0.70%) Confluent
15 7 (0.49%) CA
15 7 (0.49%) CA Agile Central
16 5 (0.35%) Adobe
16 5 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
17 3 (0.21%) webMethods