Period
to 25 January 2020

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 January 2020.

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
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 28 22
Rank change year-on-year -13 -6 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 1,545 3,100 3,396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.19% 6.97% 7.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.55% 7.36% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,221 2,562 2,807
London median daily rate £575 £563 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +2.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £428 £425 £413
90th Percentile £723 £700 £700
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 3
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.79% -59.05%
10th Percentile £28.81 £35.00 £21.25
90th Percentile £56.90 £35.00 £39.35
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £41.15
% change year-on-year -22.22% +9.36% +9.73%

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 27,834 42,114 44,304
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.50% 94.69% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,856 30,235 32,243
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £300 £313 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £463 £465 £450
% change year-on-year -0.54% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 579 593
London median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -4.01%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.60% +1.08% -

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 2020. 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 -18 334 £575 - 221
South London -6 104 £513 -2.38% 11
East London +5 48 £550 -2.22% 30
West London +2 38 £550 - 68
North London +14 1 £525 -4.55% 3
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 January 2020, 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 1,544 (99.94%) Java
2 896 (57.99%) Agile Software Development
3 675 (43.69%) Spring
4 613 (39.68%) Microservices
5 465 (30.10%) TDD
6 444 (28.74%) Finance
7 428 (27.70%) Java 8
8 357 (23.11%) Spring Boot
8 357 (23.11%) AWS
9 340 (22.01%) Docker
10 330 (21.36%) Banking
11 279 (18.06%) SQL
12 275 (17.80%) Web Services
13 270 (17.48%) Front Office
14 258 (16.70%) Kubernetes
15 253 (16.38%) JavaScript
16 252 (16.31%) DevOps
16 252 (16.31%) Kafka
17 232 (15.02%) Jenkins
18 227 (14.69%) AngularJS
19 224 (14.50%) REST
20 215 (13.92%) BDD
21 211 (13.66%) Scrum
22 208 (13.46%) Software Engineering
23 206 (13.33%) Multithreading
24 203 (13.14%) Git (software)
25 194 (12.56%) JUnit
26 186 (12.04%) Maven
26 186 (12.04%) RESTful
27 183 (11.84%) J2EE

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 59 (3.82%) Elasticsearch
2 56 (3.62%) Apache
3 53 (3.43%) Confluence
4 41 (2.65%) Apache Spark
5 33 (2.14%) Tomcat
6 30 (1.94%) WebLogic
7 19 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
8 16 (1.04%) Camunda
9 13 (0.84%) JBoss
10 12 (0.78%) Jetty
11 11 (0.71%) Oracle Coherence
11 11 (0.71%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.65%) Apache Solr
13 8 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 8 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (0.45%) CMS
15 5 (0.32%) Red Hat Fuse
16 4 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 3 (0.19%) MQSeries
17 3 (0.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.065%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.065%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (1.04%) ION MarketView
2 10 (0.65%) FINCAD Analytics
3 8 (0.52%) PolarLake
4 6 (0.39%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.26%) Temenos T24
6 4 (0.26%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.065%) Kondor
9 1 (0.065%) Loan IQ
9 1 (0.065%) Oracle AML
9 1 (0.065%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.065%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.065%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 357 (23.11%) AWS
2 85 (5.50%) Azure
3 67 (4.34%) OpenShift
4 59 (3.82%) GCP
5 55 (3.56%) Amazon EC2
6 50 (3.24%) AWS Lambda
7 48 (3.11%) Serverless
8 47 (3.04%) Amazon SQS
9 37 (2.39%) Amazon S3
10 35 (2.27%) Amazon ECS
11 30 (1.94%) GitHub
12 27 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
13 10 (0.65%) AWS Step Functions
13 10 (0.65%) PaaS
14 8 (0.52%) SaaS
15 6 (0.39%) Amazon EKS
15 6 (0.39%) Apigee
16 5 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
16 5 (0.32%) Power Platform
17 4 (0.26%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 51 (3.30%) HTTP
2 30 (1.94%) TCP/IP
3 19 (1.23%) Multicast
4 14 (0.91%) SSL
5 12 (0.78%) FTP
6 9 (0.58%) DNS
6 9 (0.58%) Kerberos
7 8 (0.52%) Internet
8 5 (0.32%) Firewall
9 2 (0.13%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.13%) IPv4
9 2 (0.13%) IPv6
9 2 (0.13%) RTMP
9 2 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.065%) Broadband
10 1 (0.065%) DHCP
10 1 (0.065%) LAN
10 1 (0.065%) SMTP
10 1 (0.065%) SSH
10 1 (0.065%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (7.70%) NoSQL
2 104 (6.73%) Relational Database
3 98 (6.34%) PostgreSQL
4 88 (5.70%) MongoDB
5 68 (4.40%) MySQL
6 59 (3.82%) Big Data
6 59 (3.82%) RDBMS
6 59 (3.82%) SQL Server
7 50 (3.24%) Amazon RDS
8 39 (2.52%) Apache Cassandra
9 36 (2.33%) Amazon Aurora
10 34 (2.20%) Hadoop
11 33 (2.14%) Amazon Redshift
12 23 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 23 (1.49%) Oracle Database
13 20 (1.29%) HBase
14 19 (1.23%) Redis
15 16 (1.04%) Couchbase
16 14 (0.91%) Flink
16 14 (0.91%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 232 (15.02%) Jenkins
2 203 (13.14%) Git (software)
3 194 (12.56%) JUnit
4 186 (12.04%) Maven
5 128 (8.28%) Mockito
6 85 (5.50%) Gradle
7 84 (5.44%) JIRA
8 72 (4.66%) Cucumber
9 48 (3.11%) Selenium
10 44 (2.85%) RStudio
11 43 (2.78%) Bitbucket
12 38 (2.46%) SonarQube
13 37 (2.39%) TeamCity
14 34 (2.20%) Artifactory
15 32 (2.07%) Subversion
16 26 (1.68%) Ant
17 25 (1.62%) DbUnit
17 25 (1.62%) jMock
18 23 (1.49%) IntelliJ
19 22 (1.42%) JConsole
General
1 444 (28.74%) Finance
2 330 (21.36%) Banking
3 270 (17.48%) Front Office
4 131 (8.48%) Investment Banking
5 53 (3.43%) Public Sector
6 20 (1.29%) Retail
7 18 (1.17%) Marketing
8 15 (0.97%) Financial Institution
8 15 (0.97%) Retail Banking
9 12 (0.78%) Games
10 6 (0.39%) Advertising
11 5 (0.32%) Back Office
11 5 (0.32%) Law
11 5 (0.32%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.32%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.19%) Automotive
12 3 (0.19%) Electronics
13 2 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.13%) Legal
13 2 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 675 (43.69%) Spring
2 357 (23.11%) Spring Boot
3 275 (17.80%) Web Services
4 252 (16.31%) Kafka
5 227 (14.69%) AngularJS
6 224 (14.50%) REST
7 186 (12.04%) RESTful
8 183 (11.84%) J2EE
9 153 (9.90%) React
10 138 (8.93%) HTML
11 111 (7.18%) Hibernate
12 101 (6.54%) CSS
13 89 (5.76%) SOAP
14 83 (5.37%) Node.js
15 78 (5.05%) HTML5
16 59 (3.82%) JPA
17 54 (3.50%) JSON
18 53 (3.43%) Apache Camel
18 53 (3.43%) Spring Cloud
19 50 (3.24%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 169 (10.94%) Greenfield Project
2 155 (10.03%) Fixed Income
3 143 (9.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 126 (8.16%) Derivative
5 109 (7.06%) Equities
6 62 (4.01%) Data Structures
7 54 (3.50%) Algorithms
8 49 (3.17%) Equity Derivative
9 46 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
10 45 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
11 40 (2.59%) Virtual Team
12 35 (2.27%) User Experience
13 22 (1.42%) Hedge funds
13 22 (1.42%) Mobile App
14 20 (1.29%) Market Risk
15 19 (1.23%) Pricing Data
16 16 (1.04%) Credit Risk
16 16 (1.04%) Grid Computing
17 15 (0.97%) Cloud Native
18 14 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 121 (7.83%) Linux
2 68 (4.40%) Unix
3 26 (1.68%) Windows
4 10 (0.65%) Android
4 10 (0.65%) Mac OS
5 5 (0.32%) Mac OS X
5 5 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.13%) CentOS
6 2 (0.13%) Solaris
6 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.13%) VMS
7 1 (0.065%) AIX
7 1 (0.065%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 896 (57.99%) Agile Software Development
2 613 (39.68%) Microservices
3 465 (30.10%) TDD
4 252 (16.31%) DevOps
5 215 (13.92%) BDD
6 211 (13.66%) Scrum
7 208 (13.46%) Software Engineering
8 206 (13.33%) Multithreading
9 180 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
10 152 (9.84%) Test Automation
11 144 (9.32%) Low Latency
12 127 (8.22%) OO
13 126 (8.16%) Electronic Trading
14 122 (7.90%) Asset Management
15 108 (6.99%) Open Source
16 105 (6.80%) Fintech
17 100 (6.47%) Unit Testing
18 94 (6.08%) Analytics
19 92 (5.95%) Pair Programming
20 90 (5.83%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 1,544 (99.94%) Java
2 428 (27.70%) Java 8
3 279 (18.06%) SQL
4 253 (16.38%) JavaScript
5 183 (11.84%) Python
6 95 (6.15%) Scala
7 76 (4.92%) R
8 62 (4.01%) Kotlin
9 53 (3.43%) TypeScript
10 47 (3.04%) C#
10 47 (3.04%) C++
11 38 (2.46%) ES6
12 30 (1.94%) PL/SQL
13 25 (1.62%) Groovy
14 24 (1.55%) Ruby
15 19 (1.23%) Clojure
16 16 (1.04%) Go
17 14 (0.91%) C
18 13 (0.84%) Haskell
19 12 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 162 (10.49%) Security Cleared
2 146 (9.45%) SC Cleared
3 74 (4.79%) Degree
4 34 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (0.65%) Master's Degree
6 5 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.13%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.13%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.13%) MBA
9 1 (0.065%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.065%) PhD
9 1 (0.065%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (1.94%) QA
2 11 (0.71%) WCAG
3 8 (0.52%) GDPR
4 7 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.45%) MiFID
5 4 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.13%) PSD2
7 1 (0.065%) HL7
System Software
1 340 (22.01%) Docker
2 16 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.97%) vSphere
4 7 (0.45%) HDFS
4 7 (0.45%) Postfix
5 4 (0.26%) GridGain
6 2 (0.13%) Firmware
7 1 (0.065%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 258 (16.70%) Kubernetes
2 68 (4.40%) Terraform
3 36 (2.33%) Ansible
4 17 (1.10%) Puppet
5 12 (0.78%) Grafana
6 9 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
7 7 (0.45%) Hadoop YARN
7 7 (0.45%) Kibana
8 6 (0.39%) Cobbler
8 6 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.32%) Istio
9 5 (0.32%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.26%) Consul
11 3 (0.19%) logstash
11 3 (0.19%) Rundeck
12 2 (0.13%) NetIQ Identity Manager
13 1 (0.065%) ITRS Geneos
13 1 (0.065%) linkerd
13 1 (0.065%) Nagios
13 1 (0.065%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 151 (9.77%) Oracle
2 43 (2.78%) Sybase
3 33 (2.14%) Google
4 26 (1.68%) ION Trading
5 19 (1.23%) TIBCO
6 16 (1.04%) VMware
7 15 (0.97%) Microsoft
7 15 (0.97%) Solace
8 14 (0.91%) webMethods
9 13 (0.84%) BEA
9 13 (0.84%) Charles River
10 12 (0.78%) MuleSoft
10 12 (0.78%) Red Hat
10 12 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (0.71%) Bloomberg
12 8 (0.52%) IBM
12 8 (0.52%) Vermilion
13 6 (0.39%) Adobe
14 5 (0.32%) Splunk
14 5 (0.32%) WSO2