Period
to 18 September 2020

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 25 41 24
Rank change year-on-year +16 -17 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 991 2,069 3,294
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 7.38% 5.29% 7.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.03% 5.63% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 813 1,659 2,694
Median daily rate £600 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £438 £438 £425
90th Percentile £788 £713 £713
England median daily rate £550 £538 £513
% change year-on-year +2.33% +4.88% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +100.00% -41.18%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -30.00% +11.11% +5.88%

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 12,335 36,759 43,435
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.92% 94.07% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,336 26,355 31,361
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 485 605
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +9.09% -8.40%
10th Percentile £18.00 £12.33 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.95 £58.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +50.00% +8.11% -1.07%

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 18 September 2020.

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 18 September 2020.

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 18 September 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 +13 146 £600 +4.35% 85
South London -6 24 £525 +5.00% 2
West London +18 8 £475 -9.52% 40
East London +2 6 £475 -13.64% 12
North London +15 3 £375 -28.57% 2
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 990 (99.90%) Java
2 457 (46.12%) Agile Software Development
3 391 (39.46%) Finance
4 377 (38.04%) Banking
5 359 (36.23%) Microservices
6 341 (34.41%) Spring
7 318 (32.09%) AWS
8 300 (30.27%) Front Office
9 249 (25.13%) Docker
10 244 (24.62%) Java 8
11 233 (23.51%) Kubernetes
12 221 (22.30%) Investment Banking
13 216 (21.80%) Fixed Income
13 216 (21.80%) SQL
14 215 (21.70%) TDD
15 207 (20.89%) Software Engineering
16 190 (19.17%) Azure
17 186 (18.77%) Web Services
18 183 (18.47%) DevOps
19 179 (18.06%) Multithreading
20 162 (16.35%) Spring Boot
21 149 (15.04%) Jenkins
22 145 (14.63%) Python
23 136 (13.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 133 (13.42%) SQL Server
24 133 (13.42%) Asset Management
25 132 (13.32%) Git (software)
26 129 (13.02%) Test Automation
26 129 (13.02%) Linux
27 127 (12.82%) Electronic Trading

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 50 (5.05%) Apache
2 43 (4.34%) Apache Spark
3 40 (4.04%) Mule
4 29 (2.93%) Red Hat Fuse
5 23 (2.32%) JBoss
6 21 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
7 15 (1.51%) WebSphere
8 14 (1.41%) Confluence
9 10 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
10 7 (0.71%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.71%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.61%) Apache ServiceMix
11 6 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.40%) CMS
13 3 (0.30%) CICS
13 3 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.20%) Camunda
14 2 (0.20%) Mule ESB
15 1 (0.10%) Anypoint
Applications
1 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (1.72%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.20%) RMDS
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.10%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.10%) SunGard Martini
3 1 (0.10%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 318 (32.09%) AWS
2 190 (19.17%) Azure
3 122 (12.31%) GCP
4 74 (7.47%) Serverless
5 71 (7.16%) Amazon ECS
6 70 (7.06%) AWS Lambda
7 47 (4.74%) Apigee
8 44 (4.44%) OpenShift
9 35 (3.53%) Amazon EC2
10 33 (3.33%) Amazon S3
11 28 (2.83%) Amazon SQS
12 24 (2.42%) AWS CloudFormation
13 12 (1.21%) GitHub
14 8 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
15 7 (0.71%) Amazon Kinesis
16 6 (0.61%) AWS Fargate
16 6 (0.61%) Boomi
17 5 (0.50%) SaaS
18 4 (0.40%) AWS Step Functions
19 3 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.83%) SSL
2 27 (2.72%) HTTPS
3 19 (1.92%) HTTP
4 7 (0.71%) FIX Connectivity
5 4 (0.40%) Internet
6 3 (0.30%) Skype
6 3 (0.30%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.20%) FTP
8 1 (0.10%) DNS
8 1 (0.10%) Firewall
8 1 (0.10%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (13.42%) SQL Server
2 87 (8.78%) Relational Database
3 80 (8.07%) MongoDB
3 80 (8.07%) MySQL
4 76 (7.67%) NoSQL
5 72 (7.27%) PostgreSQL
6 61 (6.16%) Amazon Redshift
7 35 (3.53%) Amazon RDS
8 34 (3.43%) RDBMS
9 27 (2.72%) Apache Cassandra
10 24 (2.42%) Amazon Aurora
11 23 (2.32%) Hazelcast
12 19 (1.92%) Hadoop
13 10 (1.01%) Big Data
14 9 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 9 (0.91%) Redis
15 8 (0.81%) Oracle Database
16 5 (0.50%) Couchbase
16 5 (0.50%) Flink
17 4 (0.40%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 149 (15.04%) Jenkins
2 132 (13.32%) Git (software)
3 115 (11.60%) Maven
4 72 (7.27%) JUnit
5 64 (6.46%) Artifactory
6 60 (6.05%) GitLab
7 44 (4.44%) Cucumber
8 39 (3.94%) Mockito
9 32 (3.23%) Gradle
10 23 (2.32%) Subversion
11 22 (2.22%) RStudio
12 19 (1.92%) JIRA
13 15 (1.51%) Selenium
14 14 (1.41%) jMock
15 13 (1.31%) SonarQube
16 11 (1.11%) Hudson
17 10 (1.01%) Robot Framework
18 9 (0.91%) Ant
18 9 (0.91%) FitNesse
18 9 (0.91%) WebDriver
General
1 391 (39.46%) Finance
2 377 (38.04%) Banking
3 300 (30.27%) Front Office
4 221 (22.30%) Investment Banking
5 47 (4.74%) Public Sector
6 28 (2.83%) Financial Institution
7 9 (0.91%) Back Office
8 8 (0.81%) Advertising
8 8 (0.81%) Retail Banking
9 7 (0.71%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.61%) Electronics
10 6 (0.61%) Marketing
10 6 (0.61%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.40%) Retail
12 3 (0.30%) French Language
12 3 (0.30%) Police
13 2 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.20%) Law
13 2 (0.20%) Prime Brokerage
14 1 (0.10%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 341 (34.41%) Spring
2 186 (18.77%) Web Services
3 162 (16.35%) Spring Boot
4 113 (11.40%) Kafka
5 103 (10.39%) REST
6 98 (9.89%) AngularJS
7 87 (8.78%) J2EE
8 72 (7.27%) RESTful
9 70 (7.06%) React
10 69 (6.96%) Apache Camel
11 65 (6.56%) gRPC
12 59 (5.95%) Middleware
13 51 (5.15%) Hibernate
14 49 (4.94%) HTML
15 42 (4.24%) OAuth
15 42 (4.24%) Spring Integration
16 40 (4.04%) J2SE
16 40 (4.04%) Swagger
17 38 (3.83%) JMS
18 37 (3.73%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 216 (21.80%) Fixed Income
2 136 (13.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 109 (11.00%) Derivative
4 96 (9.69%) Equities
5 79 (7.97%) Hedge funds
6 75 (7.57%) Greenfield Project
7 42 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
8 34 (3.43%) Algorithms
9 32 (3.23%) Data Structures
10 15 (1.51%) Virtual Team
11 14 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.41%) Pricing Data
12 13 (1.31%) Equity Derivative
13 12 (1.21%) Credit Risk
13 12 (1.21%) Public Cloud
14 10 (1.01%) Reference Data
15 9 (0.91%) Credit Derivative
16 7 (0.71%) Market Risk
16 7 (0.71%) Mobile App
17 5 (0.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 129 (13.02%) Linux
2 73 (7.37%) Unix
3 24 (2.42%) Mac OS X
4 4 (0.40%) Windows
5 2 (0.20%) Android
5 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.20%) zOS
6 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 457 (46.12%) Agile Software Development
2 359 (36.23%) Microservices
3 215 (21.70%) TDD
4 207 (20.89%) Software Engineering
5 183 (18.47%) DevOps
6 179 (18.06%) Multithreading
7 133 (13.42%) Asset Management
8 129 (13.02%) Test Automation
9 127 (12.82%) Electronic Trading
10 116 (11.71%) BDD
11 106 (10.70%) Low Latency
12 92 (9.28%) Scrum
13 83 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
14 82 (8.27%) SDLC
15 71 (7.16%) Investment Management
15 71 (7.16%) OO
16 66 (6.66%) Computer Science
17 62 (6.26%) Multithreaded Programming
17 62 (6.26%) Problem-Solving
18 56 (5.65%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 990 (99.90%) Java
2 244 (24.62%) Java 8
3 216 (21.80%) SQL
4 145 (14.63%) Python
5 99 (9.99%) JavaScript
6 64 (6.46%) Scala
7 48 (4.84%) Kotlin
8 36 (3.63%) T-SQL
9 32 (3.23%) C#
9 32 (3.23%) R
10 30 (3.03%) C++
11 20 (2.02%) TypeScript
12 14 (1.41%) Shell Script
13 12 (1.21%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.81%) Groovy
15 7 (0.71%) C
16 6 (0.61%) COBOL
17 5 (0.50%) Haskell
18 4 (0.40%) Perl
18 4 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 85 (8.58%) Security Cleared
2 67 (6.76%) SC Cleared
3 49 (4.94%) Degree
4 27 (2.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (1.41%) DV Cleared
6 12 (1.21%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.40%) PhD
9 3 (0.30%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.30%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.10%) OCPJP
10 1 (0.10%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.12%) QA
2 8 (0.81%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.20%) PMO
3 2 (0.20%) WCAG
4 1 (0.10%) Good Clinical Practice
4 1 (0.10%) MiFID
System Software
1 249 (25.13%) Docker
2 2 (0.20%) Postfix
3 1 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 233 (23.51%) Kubernetes
2 44 (4.44%) Terraform
3 23 (2.32%) Prometheus
4 21 (2.12%) Zipkin
5 11 (1.11%) Kibana
6 5 (0.50%) Grafana
7 4 (0.40%) logstash
8 3 (0.30%) Ansible
8 3 (0.30%) linkerd
8 3 (0.30%) Rundeck
9 2 (0.20%) Consul
9 2 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.20%) TeamSite
10 1 (0.10%) Control-M
10 1 (0.10%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.10%) Istio
10 1 (0.10%) Knative
10 1 (0.10%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 117 (11.81%) Oracle
2 71 (7.16%) Google
3 37 (3.73%) ION Trading
4 34 (3.43%) Sybase
5 18 (1.82%) Bloomberg
6 14 (1.41%) MuleSoft
7 13 (1.31%) Atlassian
8 10 (1.01%) SAP
9 8 (0.81%) Databricks
9 8 (0.81%) Murex
9 8 (0.81%) TIBCO
10 6 (0.61%) Axway
10 6 (0.61%) Dell
10 6 (0.61%) Fiorano
10 6 (0.61%) IBM
10 6 (0.61%) Jitterbit
10 6 (0.61%) Talend
10 6 (0.61%) webMethods
11 5 (0.50%) Microsoft
11 5 (0.50%) Solace