Period
to 2 December 2020

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 2 December 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
2 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 45 23
Rank change year-on-year +18 -22 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 1,086 1,724 3,391
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 6.64% 4.98% 7.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.25% 5.32% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 919 1,376 2,835
Median daily rate £600 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £425 £431 £425
90th Percentile £775 £713 £700
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +9.36%

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 14,970 32,431 43,375
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.57% 93.59% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,148 23,233 31,338
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £305 £313
90th Percentile £700 £678 £675
England median daily rate £475 £465 £455
% change year-on-year +2.15% +2.20% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 469 613
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.56 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.34% +7.80% -2.91%
10th Percentile £20.00 £12.44 £12.75
90th Percentile £59.38 £53.75 £53.75
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.31 £18.50
% change year-on-year +55.36% +4.38% -1.03%

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 2 December 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
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 2 December 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 +23 176 £625 +8.70% 119
South London -24 14 £519 +3.75% 2
East London +8 8 £538 -2.27% 22
West London +23 6 £400 -27.27% 42
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 1,084 (99.82%) Java
2 509 (46.87%) Agile Software Development
3 456 (41.99%) Spring
4 428 (39.41%) Banking
5 397 (36.56%) Finance
6 380 (34.99%) Microservices
7 330 (30.39%) Front Office
8 275 (25.32%) TDD
9 266 (24.49%) Docker
10 260 (23.94%) AWS
11 252 (23.20%) Kubernetes
12 233 (21.45%) Investment Banking
13 218 (20.07%) Java 8
14 216 (19.89%) Fixed Income
15 214 (19.71%) Spring Boot
16 209 (19.24%) Multithreading
17 196 (18.05%) Web Services
18 195 (17.96%) SQL
19 168 (15.47%) Electronic Trading
20 163 (15.01%) Jenkins
21 162 (14.92%) Linux
22 158 (14.55%) BDD
23 154 (14.18%) Low Latency
24 152 (14.00%) Software Engineering
25 147 (13.54%) Middleware
26 146 (13.44%) REST
27 140 (12.89%) Git (software)
27 140 (12.89%) DevOps
28 139 (12.80%) Apache Camel
29 131 (12.06%) Python

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
1 105 (9.67%) Mule
2 76 (7.00%) Red Hat Fuse
3 56 (5.16%) Apache
4 40 (3.68%) JBoss
5 29 (2.67%) Apache Spark
6 28 (2.58%) Confluence
7 21 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
8 19 (1.75%) WebSphere
9 13 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 10 (0.92%) Apache ServiceMix
10 10 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (0.92%) Oracle Service Bus
11 9 (0.83%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.55%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
14 4 (0.37%) CMS
15 3 (0.28%) CICS
16 2 (0.18%) Mule ESB
16 2 (0.18%) Oracle Coherence
16 2 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 24 (2.21%) ION MarketView
2 4 (0.37%) RMDS
3 1 (0.092%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.092%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.092%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.092%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.092%) SunGard Martini
3 1 (0.092%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 260 (23.94%) AWS
2 125 (11.51%) Azure
3 101 (9.30%) GCP
4 67 (6.17%) Serverless
5 63 (5.80%) Amazon ECS
6 62 (5.71%) AWS Lambda
7 51 (4.70%) Apigee
8 42 (3.87%) OpenShift
9 37 (3.41%) Amazon EC2
10 34 (3.13%) Amazon S3
11 25 (2.30%) Amazon SQS
12 21 (1.93%) AWS CloudFormation
12 21 (1.93%) GitHub
13 15 (1.38%) SaaS
14 14 (1.29%) Boomi
15 11 (1.01%) Amazon Kinesis
16 9 (0.83%) PaaS
17 8 (0.74%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 8 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
18 7 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.31%) HTTP
2 12 (1.10%) Internet
3 6 (0.55%) FIX Connectivity
4 4 (0.37%) SSL
4 4 (0.37%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.18%) AMQP
5 2 (0.18%) DNS
5 2 (0.18%) FTP
5 2 (0.18%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.092%) Broadband
6 1 (0.092%) DAB
6 1 (0.092%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.092%) Firewall
6 1 (0.092%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.092%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (12.06%) Relational Database
2 110 (10.13%) SQL Server
3 95 (8.75%) MySQL
4 81 (7.46%) MongoDB
5 76 (7.00%) PostgreSQL
6 69 (6.35%) NoSQL
7 49 (4.51%) Amazon Redshift
8 35 (3.22%) RDBMS
9 34 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
10 29 (2.67%) Hadoop
10 29 (2.67%) Hazelcast
11 19 (1.75%) Amazon Aurora
12 18 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
13 12 (1.10%) Oracle Database
14 11 (1.01%) Big Data
15 10 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 10 (0.92%) Redis
16 8 (0.74%) Apache Ignite
16 8 (0.74%) Blockchain
17 7 (0.64%) KDB
Development Applications
1 163 (15.01%) Jenkins
2 140 (12.89%) Git (software)
3 122 (11.23%) Maven
4 82 (7.55%) JUnit
5 54 (4.97%) Cucumber
6 50 (4.60%) Artifactory
7 45 (4.14%) GitLab
7 45 (4.14%) Gradle
8 43 (3.96%) JIRA
9 34 (3.13%) Mockito
10 27 (2.49%) Subversion
11 23 (2.12%) jMock
12 21 (1.93%) SonarQube
13 19 (1.75%) Hudson
14 18 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 18 (1.66%) Selenium
15 17 (1.57%) TeamCity
16 14 (1.29%) FishEye
17 12 (1.10%) Robot Framework
17 12 (1.10%) RStudio
General
1 428 (39.41%) Banking
2 397 (36.56%) Finance
3 330 (30.39%) Front Office
4 233 (21.45%) Investment Banking
5 55 (5.06%) Public Sector
6 30 (2.76%) Telecoms
7 29 (2.67%) Manufacturing
8 28 (2.58%) Electronics
8 28 (2.58%) Marketing
9 19 (1.75%) Financial Institution
10 15 (1.38%) Advertising
11 10 (0.92%) Back Office
12 7 (0.64%) Retail
12 7 (0.64%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.46%) Games
14 4 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.18%) French Language
15 2 (0.18%) Prime Brokerage
16 1 (0.092%) Dutch Language
16 1 (0.092%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 456 (41.99%) Spring
2 214 (19.71%) Spring Boot
3 196 (18.05%) Web Services
4 147 (13.54%) Middleware
5 146 (13.44%) REST
6 139 (12.80%) Apache Camel
7 123 (11.33%) Kafka
8 108 (9.94%) AngularJS
9 97 (8.93%) Spring Integration
10 87 (8.01%) RESTful
11 71 (6.54%) Hibernate
12 69 (6.35%) XML
13 62 (5.71%) JMS
14 59 (5.43%) React
15 57 (5.25%) HTML
16 55 (5.06%) gRPC
17 52 (4.79%) SOAP
18 51 (4.70%) JSON
19 49 (4.51%) J2EE
20 44 (4.05%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 216 (19.89%) Fixed Income
2 128 (11.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 86 (7.92%) Derivative
4 85 (7.83%) Greenfield Project
5 79 (7.27%) Equities
6 57 (5.25%) Hedge funds
7 38 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
8 27 (2.49%) Algorithms
9 26 (2.39%) Data Structures
10 25 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.47%) Mobile App
12 15 (1.38%) Public Cloud
13 14 (1.29%) Clustering
13 14 (1.29%) Pricing Data
14 13 (1.20%) Equity Derivative
14 13 (1.20%) Market Risk
15 11 (1.01%) Credit Risk
16 9 (0.83%) Virtual Team
17 8 (0.74%) Bitcoin
18 7 (0.64%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 162 (14.92%) Linux
2 98 (9.02%) Unix
3 11 (1.01%) Windows
4 9 (0.83%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.18%) Android
5 2 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.18%) zOS
6 1 (0.092%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.092%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 509 (46.87%) Agile Software Development
2 380 (34.99%) Microservices
3 275 (25.32%) TDD
4 209 (19.24%) Multithreading
5 168 (15.47%) Electronic Trading
6 158 (14.55%) BDD
7 154 (14.18%) Low Latency
8 152 (14.00%) Software Engineering
9 140 (12.89%) DevOps
10 120 (11.05%) Scrum
11 97 (8.93%) OO
12 93 (8.56%) Continuous Integration
13 91 (8.38%) Asset Management
14 80 (7.37%) Test Automation
15 65 (5.99%) Computer Science
16 61 (5.62%) Continuous Delivery
16 61 (5.62%) SDLC
17 59 (5.43%) Open Source
18 56 (5.16%) Multithreaded Programming
19 52 (4.79%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1,084 (99.82%) Java
2 218 (20.07%) Java 8
3 195 (17.96%) SQL
4 131 (12.06%) Python
5 112 (10.31%) JavaScript
6 77 (7.09%) Scala
7 49 (4.51%) C++
8 47 (4.33%) Kotlin
9 30 (2.76%) C#
10 26 (2.39%) TypeScript
11 20 (1.84%) XPath
12 19 (1.75%) PL/SQL
13 18 (1.66%) Shell Script
14 16 (1.47%) R
15 13 (1.20%) T-SQL
16 12 (1.10%) C
16 12 (1.10%) Clojure
17 8 (0.74%) COBOL
18 7 (0.64%) Haskell
19 5 (0.46%) Perl
Qualifications
1 67 (6.17%) Security Cleared
2 57 (5.25%) Degree
2 57 (5.25%) SC Cleared
3 22 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (2.03%) Numerate Degree
4 13 (1.20%) DV Cleared
5 8 (0.74%) PhD
6 7 (0.64%) AWS Certification
6 7 (0.64%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.18%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.38%) QA
2 4 (0.37%) MiFID
3 3 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 266 (24.49%) Docker
2 2 (0.18%) Postfix
3 1 (0.092%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.092%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 252 (23.20%) Kubernetes
2 44 (4.05%) Terraform
3 17 (1.57%) Ansible
4 12 (1.10%) Grafana
5 9 (0.83%) Prometheus
6 8 (0.74%) Kibana
7 5 (0.46%) Rundeck
8 4 (0.37%) logstash
9 2 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.092%) Knative
10 1 (0.092%) linkerd
10 1 (0.092%) Puppet
10 1 (0.092%) Rancher
10 1 (0.092%) Salt
10 1 (0.092%) vRealize
10 1 (0.092%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 116 (10.68%) Oracle
2 60 (5.52%) Google
3 47 (4.33%) ION Trading
4 45 (4.14%) Sybase
5 31 (2.85%) SAP
6 29 (2.67%) Atlassian
7 27 (2.49%) TIBCO
8 23 (2.12%) MuleSoft
9 16 (1.47%) Talend
10 15 (1.38%) Murex
10 15 (1.38%) webMethods
11 12 (1.10%) Red Hat
12 11 (1.01%) WSO2
13 10 (0.92%) Axway
13 10 (0.92%) Confluent
13 10 (0.92%) Dell
13 10 (0.92%) Fiorano
13 10 (0.92%) Jitterbit
14 9 (0.83%) Bloomberg
14 9 (0.83%) Splunk