The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 29 33
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 1131 1267 1177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.78% 5.65% 5.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.10% 5.94% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 1049 910
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £375 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.12% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £93.83 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £43.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year -5.71% +15.13%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18549 21328 20201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.82% 95.03% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13193 15310 13939
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 285 368
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Java Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -1 227 £550 +4.76% 90
Canary Wharf -2 11 £600 -
Wimbledon -2 5 £275 -38.88%
Docklands, London 0 4 £588 -2.08%
Croydon -4 4 £438 - 4
Hammersmith +2 2 - -
Isleworth - 2 - -
Thornton Heath - 2 £525 -
Uxbridge +6 1 £475 +111.11%
Bromley +3 1 £550 +10.00% 2
Westminster +1 1 £475 +11.76% 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £350 -
Brentford - 1 - -
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 2224 (99.91%) Java
2 1228 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
3 863 (38.77%) Spring
4 815 (36.61%) TDD
5 586 (26.33%) Banking
6 579 (26.01%) Finance
7 507 (22.78%) JavaScript
8 488 (21.92%) SQL
9 442 (19.86%) Scrum
10 436 (19.59%) REST
11 434 (19.50%) HTML
12 428 (19.23%) Microservices
13 407 (18.28%) BDD
14 356 (15.99%) Hibernate
15 349 (15.68%) Linux
16 345 (15.50%) Git (software)
17 341 (15.32%) Web Services
18 336 (15.09%) Oracle
19 322 (14.47%) Multithreading
20 309 (13.88%) AngularJS
20 309 (13.88%) Investment Banking
21 306 (13.75%) CSS
22 295 (13.25%) Front Office
23 291 (13.07%) Maven
24 282 (12.67%) OO
25 280 (12.58%) Jenkins
26 270 (12.13%) Scala
27 267 (11.99%) Continuous Integration
28 264 (11.86%) Unix
29 258 (11.59%) XML

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
1 162 (7.28%) Apache Spark
2 104 (4.67%) Tomcat
3 96 (4.31%) Elasticsearch
4 69 (3.10%) WebSphere
5 66 (2.96%) WebLogic
6 59 (2.65%) Oracle Coherence
6 59 (2.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 56 (2.52%) Apache
8 55 (2.47%) JBoss
9 45 (2.02%) CMS
10 44 (1.98%) Confluence
11 34 (1.53%) Mule
12 29 (1.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 24 (1.08%) Apache Pig
14 22 (0.99%) Apache Solr
15 16 (0.72%) Oracle Service Bus
16 14 (0.63%) DataSynapse
17 12 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
17 12 (0.54%) GlassFish
17 12 (0.54%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 11 (0.49%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.27%) MS Office
3 2 (0.090%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.090%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.090%) InVision
3 2 (0.090%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.090%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.090%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (0.090%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.090%) Weka
Business Applications
1 42 (1.89%) ION MarketView
2 25 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.31%) RMDS
5 6 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.18%) Murex MxG2000
7 3 (0.13%) Loan IQ
8 2 (0.090%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.090%) Endur
8 2 (0.090%) Global One
8 2 (0.090%) Magento
8 2 (0.090%) Unica
9 1 (0.045%) BondVision
9 1 (0.045%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.045%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.045%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.045%) Oracle SCM
9 1 (0.045%) SDL Web 8
9 1 (0.045%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 238 (10.69%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
3 46 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 28 (1.26%) Amazon SQS
4 28 (1.26%) GitHub
5 22 (0.99%) PaaS
6 20 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
7 18 (0.81%) IaaS
8 16 (0.72%) Twilio
9 14 (0.63%) Amazon S3
9 14 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (0.63%) Heroku
10 10 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (0.40%) SaaS
12 6 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
12 6 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (0.27%) Slack
13 5 (0.22%) Google App Engine
13 5 (0.22%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.13%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 92 (4.13%) HTTP
2 34 (1.53%) Internet
3 15 (0.67%) TCP/IP
4 14 (0.63%) RTSP
5 9 (0.40%) HTTPS
5 9 (0.40%) RTP
6 7 (0.31%) Firewall
7 6 (0.27%) FTP
7 6 (0.27%) MQTT
8 5 (0.22%) LDAP
9 4 (0.18%) SSH
9 4 (0.18%) SSL
10 3 (0.13%) Intranet
10 3 (0.13%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.13%) Multicast
10 3 (0.13%) Skype
10 3 (0.13%) SNMP
11 2 (0.090%) AMQP
11 2 (0.090%) Bluetooth
11 2 (0.090%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (10.74%) Big Data
2 193 (8.67%) MongoDB
3 183 (8.22%) NoSQL
4 169 (7.59%) Hadoop
5 165 (7.41%) Relational Database
6 148 (6.65%) MySQL
7 139 (6.24%) Apache Cassandra
8 93 (4.18%) PostgreSQL
8 93 (4.18%) SQL Server
9 62 (2.79%) HBase
10 50 (2.25%) RDBMS
11 49 (2.20%) Oracle Database
12 48 (2.16%) DB2
12 48 (2.16%) KDB
13 39 (1.75%) Apache Hive
14 37 (1.66%) Redis
15 28 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
16 24 (1.08%) Neo4j
17 23 (1.03%) Hazelcast
18 17 (0.76%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 345 (15.50%) Git (software)
2 291 (13.07%) Maven
3 280 (12.58%) Jenkins
4 216 (9.70%) JUnit
5 131 (5.88%) Cucumber
6 122 (5.48%) Mockito
7 120 (5.39%) JIRA
8 112 (5.03%) Subversion
9 80 (3.59%) Gradle
10 69 (3.10%) Ant
11 67 (3.01%) Selenium
12 56 (2.52%) Eclipse
13 54 (2.43%) IntelliJ
14 52 (2.34%) TeamCity
15 34 (1.53%) Hudson
16 26 (1.17%) Spock
17 25 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 24 (1.08%) Grunt
18 24 (1.08%) WebDriver
19 20 (0.90%) NUnit
General
1 586 (26.33%) Banking
2 579 (26.01%) Finance
3 309 (13.88%) Investment Banking
4 295 (13.25%) Front Office
5 65 (2.92%) Retail
6 54 (2.43%) Games
7 44 (1.98%) Telecoms
8 32 (1.44%) Marketing
9 30 (1.35%) Publishing
10 29 (1.30%) Back Office
11 23 (1.03%) Retail Banking
12 22 (0.99%) Electronics
12 22 (0.99%) Manufacturing
13 19 (0.85%) Financial Institution
13 19 (0.85%) Law
14 18 (0.81%) Advertising
15 12 (0.54%) Prime Brokerage
16 10 (0.45%) Legal
17 3 (0.13%) Automotive
17 3 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 863 (38.77%) Spring
2 436 (19.59%) REST
3 434 (19.50%) HTML
4 356 (15.99%) Hibernate
5 341 (15.32%) Web Services
6 309 (13.88%) AngularJS
7 306 (13.75%) CSS
8 258 (11.59%) XML
9 253 (11.37%) J2EE
10 242 (10.87%) HTML5
11 234 (10.51%) RESTful
12 199 (8.94%) JSON
13 183 (8.22%) SOAP
14 168 (7.55%) Spring Boot
15 166 (7.46%) JMS
16 155 (6.96%) Node.js
17 143 (6.42%) Kafka
18 131 (5.88%) Java EE
19 117 (5.26%) jQuery
20 112 (5.03%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 205 (9.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 166 (7.46%) Equities
3 154 (6.92%) Derivative
4 149 (6.69%) Fixed Income
5 117 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
6 103 (4.63%) Computer Science
7 63 (2.83%) User Experience
8 60 (2.70%) Data Structures
9 59 (2.65%) Algorithms
10 50 (2.25%) Equity Derivative
11 48 (2.16%) Fintech
12 46 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
13 34 (1.53%) Market Risk
14 31 (1.39%) Credit Risk
15 28 (1.26%) Mobile App
16 27 (1.21%) Virtual Team
17 26 (1.17%) N-Tier
18 24 (1.08%) Grid Computing
19 20 (0.90%) Client/Server
20 15 (0.67%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 349 (15.68%) Linux
2 264 (11.86%) Unix
3 55 (2.47%) Windows
4 38 (1.71%) Android
5 34 (1.53%) Mac OS X
6 30 (1.35%) Apple iOS
7 13 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (0.54%) Mac OS
9 10 (0.45%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.27%) Windows Server
11 5 (0.22%) Solaris
12 4 (0.18%) CentOS
13 1 (0.045%) HPUX
13 1 (0.045%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.045%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1228 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
2 815 (36.61%) TDD
3 442 (19.86%) Scrum
4 428 (19.23%) Microservices
5 407 (18.28%) BDD
6 322 (14.47%) Multithreading
7 282 (12.67%) OO
8 267 (11.99%) Continuous Integration
9 238 (10.69%) DevOps
10 225 (10.11%) Low Latency
11 213 (9.57%) Software Engineering
12 201 (9.03%) Pair Programming
13 196 (8.81%) Electronic Trading
14 175 (7.86%) Kanban
15 164 (7.37%) SDLC
16 155 (6.96%) MVC
17 142 (6.38%) Open Source
18 136 (6.11%) SOA
19 132 (5.93%) E-Commerce
20 116 (5.21%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2224 (99.91%) Java
2 507 (22.78%) JavaScript
3 488 (21.92%) SQL
4 270 (12.13%) Scala
5 144 (6.47%) Python
6 130 (5.84%) C#
7 116 (5.21%) C++
8 86 (3.86%) Shell Script
9 78 (3.50%) Groovy
9 78 (3.50%) Ruby
10 72 (3.23%) PL/SQL
11 59 (2.65%) C
12 40 (1.80%) Bash Shell
13 39 (1.75%) Perl
14 27 (1.21%) PHP
15 26 (1.17%) XPath
16 25 (1.12%) Go
17 24 (1.08%) Korn
18 20 (0.90%) Haskell
19 15 (0.67%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 112 (5.03%) Degree
2 99 (4.45%) Security Cleared
3 68 (3.05%) SC Cleared
4 14 (0.63%) Sun Certification
5 9 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (0.36%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.13%) OCPJP
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.090%) PhD
9 1 (0.045%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.045%) Brainbench
9 1 (0.045%) ISEB
9 1 (0.045%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.045%) OCMJD
9 1 (0.045%) OCPJWCD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (3.05%) QA
2 61 (2.74%) MiFID
3 30 (1.35%) Dodd-Frank
4 29 (1.30%) EMIR
5 14 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.58%) FATCA
7 9 (0.40%) SLA
8 7 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.22%) SDET
10 3 (0.13%) ISO20022
11 1 (0.045%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 214 (9.61%) Docker
2 26 (1.17%) Apache Flume
3 9 (0.40%) Shibboleth
4 8 (0.36%) HDFS
5 5 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.13%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.090%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.090%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.045%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 67 (3.01%) Puppet
2 53 (2.38%) Ansible
3 33 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (1.03%) Kubernetes
5 13 (0.58%) Hadoop YARN
6 11 (0.49%) Terraform
7 8 (0.36%) Oozie
8 5 (0.22%) Control-M
8 5 (0.22%) MOM
8 5 (0.22%) TeamSite
9 4 (0.18%) Grafana
9 4 (0.18%) Kibana
9 4 (0.18%) OpenAM
9 4 (0.18%) OpenSSO
10 3 (0.13%) Consul
10 3 (0.13%) HP Fortify
10 3 (0.13%) Salt
11 2 (0.090%) CA Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.090%) Mesos
11 2 (0.090%) rkt
Vendors
1 336 (15.09%) Oracle
2 75 (3.37%) Sybase
3 66 (2.96%) TIBCO
4 63 (2.83%) ION Trading
5 45 (2.02%) Adobe
6 38 (1.71%) SAP
7 37 (1.66%) IBM
8 36 (1.62%) MuleSoft
9 32 (1.44%) Solace
10 31 (1.39%) hybris
11 29 (1.30%) Google
12 26 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
13 23 (1.03%) Perforce
14 21 (0.94%) ATG
14 21 (0.94%) Red Hat
15 18 (0.81%) New Relic
16 17 (0.76%) Microsoft
16 17 (0.76%) Reuters
17 16 (0.72%) Bloomberg
18 14 (0.63%) WorldPay
North West London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £400 per day 6 Months Contract
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Aquent
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £475 - £520 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
JWResource
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day 500 to 550pd for 6 months minimum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £425 - £450 per day + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £370 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £425 - £450 per day + benefits - extension
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Client Server
Rate: £450 to £500 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £751 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago