Period
to 17 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 23 24
Rank change year-on-year -18 +1 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 2,154 3,299 3,029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.38% 7.19% 7.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.72% 7.59% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,733 2,681 2,421
London median daily rate £575 £550 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +2.33% +3.86%
10th Percentile £428 £425 £400
90th Percentile £700 £713 £675
England median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -49.41% -22.73%
England median hourly rate £55.00 £42.50 £41.83
% change year-on-year +29.41% +1.61% -1.01%

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 37,659 43,460 40,631
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.11% 94.73% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,969 31,370 28,988
London median daily rate £500 £500 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 494 629 497
London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £21.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.66% +11.58%
10th Percentile £12.33 £13.10 £12.51
90th Percentile £58.75 £51.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.51 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.08% +0.03% -2.63%

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019. 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 -16 471 £575 +4.55% 230
South London -16 108 £475 -9.52% 14
East London -2 59 £550 -2.22% 42
West London -39 49 £525 - 84
North London +1 4 £525 - 2
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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 2,153 (99.95%) Java
2 1,243 (57.71%) Agile Software Development
3 896 (41.60%) Spring
4 822 (38.16%) Microservices
5 790 (36.68%) TDD
6 749 (34.77%) Java 8
7 690 (32.03%) Finance
8 523 (24.28%) Docker
9 518 (24.05%) Amazon AWS
10 481 (22.33%) Banking
11 472 (21.91%) Spring Boot
12 402 (18.66%) JavaScript
13 350 (16.25%) DevOps
14 345 (16.02%) REST
15 344 (15.97%) Jenkins
16 330 (15.32%) BDD
17 315 (14.62%) Kubernetes
18 314 (14.58%) Scrum
19 309 (14.35%) Kafka
19 309 (14.35%) AngularJS
20 307 (14.25%) SQL
21 294 (13.65%) Web Services
22 291 (13.51%) Linux
23 289 (13.42%) Greenfield Project
24 287 (13.32%) Git (software)
25 278 (12.91%) RESTful
26 271 (12.58%) Front Office
27 252 (11.70%) Multithreading
28 233 (10.82%) Hibernate
29 230 (10.68%) HTML

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
1 115 (5.34%) Apache
2 84 (3.90%) Elasticsearch
3 73 (3.39%) Apache Spark
4 66 (3.06%) Confluence
5 55 (2.55%) Tomcat
6 32 (1.49%) JBoss
7 28 (1.30%) CMS
8 22 (1.02%) Apache Solr
8 22 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
9 20 (0.93%) Jetty
10 19 (0.88%) Oracle Coherence
11 15 (0.70%) Magnolia
12 14 (0.65%) WebSphere
13 13 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 13 (0.60%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 6 (0.28%) Mule
16 5 (0.23%) DataSynapse
17 4 (0.19%) Camunda
18 3 (0.14%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.093%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (0.84%) ION MarketView
2 8 (0.37%) Distributed Ledger
3 6 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (0.19%) R3 Corda
5 3 (0.14%) PolarLake
5 3 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.093%) Magento
7 1 (0.046%) Actimize
7 1 (0.046%) Fredhopper
7 1 (0.046%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.046%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.046%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.046%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 518 (24.05%) Amazon AWS
2 143 (6.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 129 (5.99%) Amazon EC2
4 103 (4.78%) Serverless
5 100 (4.64%) Amazon S3
6 87 (4.04%) Amazon SQS
6 87 (4.04%) AWS Lambda
7 84 (3.90%) AWS CloudFormation
8 63 (2.92%) OpenShift
9 55 (2.55%) Google Cloud Platform
10 44 (2.04%) Amazon ECS
10 44 (2.04%) GitHub
11 27 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 23 (1.07%) AWS CloudTrail
12 23 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 22 (1.02%) Amazon Glacier
14 20 (0.93%) Apigee
15 19 (0.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 18 (0.84%) Amazon Kinesis
16 18 (0.84%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (2.88%) HTTP
2 27 (1.25%) FTP
3 26 (1.21%) TCP/IP
4 18 (0.84%) Internet
5 11 (0.51%) SSL
6 10 (0.46%) DNS
7 7 (0.32%) Kerberos
8 5 (0.23%) Firewall
9 4 (0.19%) FIX Connectivity
10 1 (0.046%) Bluetooth
10 1 (0.046%) Network Security
10 1 (0.046%) NFC
10 1 (0.046%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (8.26%) NoSQL
2 175 (8.12%) MongoDB
3 149 (6.92%) PostgreSQL
4 141 (6.55%) Relational Database
5 117 (5.43%) Big Data
6 110 (5.11%) MySQL
7 98 (4.55%) Hadoop
8 87 (4.04%) Amazon RDS
9 84 (3.90%) Apache Cassandra
10 79 (3.67%) SQL Server
11 72 (3.34%) RDBMS
12 51 (2.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 51 (2.37%) Redis
13 47 (2.18%) Amazon Redshift
14 43 (2.00%) HBase
15 29 (1.35%) Oracle Database
16 21 (0.97%) Blockchain
17 17 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 16 (0.74%) Flink
19 15 (0.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 344 (15.97%) Jenkins
2 287 (13.32%) Git (software)
3 229 (10.63%) Maven
4 198 (9.19%) JUnit
5 152 (7.06%) Mockito
6 107 (4.97%) JIRA
7 96 (4.46%) Cucumber
8 73 (3.39%) Subversion
9 58 (2.69%) Gradle
10 57 (2.65%) Selenium
11 44 (2.04%) SonarQube
12 40 (1.86%) jMock
13 38 (1.76%) Eclipse
13 38 (1.76%) TeamCity
14 36 (1.67%) RStudio
15 31 (1.44%) Artifactory
16 26 (1.21%) Bitbucket
16 26 (1.21%) DbUnit
16 26 (1.21%) IntelliJ
17 25 (1.16%) Ant
General
1 690 (32.03%) Finance
2 481 (22.33%) Banking
3 271 (12.58%) Front Office
4 195 (9.05%) Investment Banking
5 38 (1.76%) Marketing
6 34 (1.58%) Games
7 33 (1.53%) Retail
7 33 (1.53%) Telecoms
8 28 (1.30%) Financial Institution
9 22 (1.02%) Retail Banking
10 18 (0.84%) Manufacturing
11 16 (0.74%) Legal
12 15 (0.70%) Electronics
13 9 (0.42%) Back Office
14 8 (0.37%) Advertising
14 8 (0.37%) Publishing
15 5 (0.23%) Automotive
15 5 (0.23%) Law
15 5 (0.23%) Online Betting
16 4 (0.19%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 896 (41.60%) Spring
2 472 (21.91%) Spring Boot
3 345 (16.02%) REST
4 309 (14.35%) AngularJS
4 309 (14.35%) Kafka
5 294 (13.65%) Web Services
6 278 (12.91%) RESTful
7 233 (10.82%) Hibernate
8 230 (10.68%) HTML
9 200 (9.29%) React
10 172 (7.99%) J2EE
11 168 (7.80%) SOAP
12 161 (7.47%) CSS
13 155 (7.20%) Node.js
14 147 (6.82%) JSON
15 138 (6.41%) HTML5
16 117 (5.43%) XML
17 105 (4.87%) JMS
18 77 (3.57%) JAX-RS
19 75 (3.48%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 289 (13.42%) Greenfield Project
2 153 (7.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 119 (5.52%) Derivative
4 117 (5.43%) Equities
5 111 (5.15%) Fixed Income
6 109 (5.06%) Data Structures
7 84 (3.90%) Algorithms
8 76 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
9 59 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
9 59 (2.74%) Equity Derivative
10 57 (2.65%) User Experience
11 54 (2.51%) Data Protection Act
12 39 (1.81%) Virtual Team
13 29 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
14 24 (1.11%) Credit Risk
15 20 (0.93%) Cloud Native
16 19 (0.88%) Hedge funds
16 19 (0.88%) Mobile App
17 17 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
17 17 (0.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 291 (13.51%) Linux
2 147 (6.82%) Unix
3 50 (2.32%) Mac OS X
4 49 (2.27%) Windows
5 17 (0.79%) Android
6 14 (0.65%) Ubuntu
7 5 (0.23%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.093%) CentOS
8 2 (0.093%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.093%) Solaris
9 1 (0.046%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,243 (57.71%) Agile Software Development
2 822 (38.16%) Microservices
3 790 (36.68%) TDD
4 350 (16.25%) DevOps
5 330 (15.32%) BDD
6 314 (14.58%) Scrum
7 252 (11.70%) Multithreading
8 219 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
9 215 (9.98%) OO
10 208 (9.66%) Fintech
11 206 (9.56%) Software Engineering
12 192 (8.91%) Test Automation
13 187 (8.68%) Pair Programming
14 180 (8.36%) Low Latency
15 132 (6.13%) Continuous Delivery
16 130 (6.04%) Kanban
17 128 (5.94%) Open Source
18 115 (5.34%) Concurrent Programming
19 112 (5.20%) SDLC
20 110 (5.11%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2,153 (99.95%) Java
2 749 (34.77%) Java 8
3 402 (18.66%) JavaScript
4 307 (14.25%) SQL
5 222 (10.31%) Python
6 138 (6.41%) Scala
7 86 (3.99%) TypeScript
8 85 (3.95%) ES6
9 57 (2.65%) Bash Shell
10 50 (2.32%) Kotlin
11 45 (2.09%) Ruby
12 42 (1.95%) C#
13 36 (1.67%) Groovy
14 33 (1.53%) C++
15 28 (1.30%) Perl
15 28 (1.30%) PL/SQL
16 27 (1.25%) R
17 24 (1.11%) Shell Script
18 19 (0.88%) C
18 19 (0.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 167 (7.75%) Security Cleared
2 148 (6.87%) SC Cleared
3 72 (3.34%) Degree
4 17 (0.79%) CTC Cleared
5 15 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (0.42%) Master's Degree
7 8 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.23%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.14%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.093%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.093%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.093%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.046%) PhD
11 1 (0.046%) Project+ Certification
11 1 (0.046%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (2.88%) QA
2 23 (1.07%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.37%) MiFID
4 7 (0.32%) GDPR
5 6 (0.28%) EMIR
6 4 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.093%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.093%) WCAG
8 1 (0.046%) SEPA
8 1 (0.046%) SLA
System Software
1 523 (24.28%) Docker
2 22 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (0.97%) vSphere
4 18 (0.84%) HDFS
5 7 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.14%) OpenAM
7 3 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.046%) GridGain
8 1 (0.046%) LXC
8 1 (0.046%) OpenDJ
8 1 (0.046%) OpenIDM
8 1 (0.046%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 315 (14.62%) Kubernetes
2 127 (5.90%) Terraform
3 70 (3.25%) Ansible
4 16 (0.74%) Hadoop YARN
5 14 (0.65%) Puppet
6 13 (0.60%) linkerd
7 10 (0.46%) Grafana
8 9 (0.42%) Istio
8 9 (0.42%) Kibana
8 9 (0.42%) logstash
9 8 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
9 8 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.32%) Consul
11 5 (0.23%) Cobbler
11 5 (0.23%) Prometheus
12 2 (0.093%) Control-M
12 2 (0.093%) Mesos
12 2 (0.093%) Packer
12 2 (0.093%) Rancher
13 1 (0.046%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 175 (8.12%) Oracle
2 48 (2.23%) Google
3 44 (2.04%) MuleSoft
4 37 (1.72%) Sybase
5 28 (1.30%) TIBCO
6 26 (1.21%) VMware
7 21 (0.97%) ION Trading
8 20 (0.93%) SAP
9 18 (0.84%) Red Hat
10 16 (0.74%) Adobe
11 14 (0.65%) hybris
11 14 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (0.42%) IBM
13 8 (0.37%) Cloudera
13 8 (0.37%) Microsoft
14 6 (0.28%) Calypso
15 5 (0.23%) Atlassian
15 5 (0.23%) MapR
15 5 (0.23%) Solace
16 4 (0.19%) WSO2