Period
to 24 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 26 33
Rank change year-on-year -10 +7 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 2,567 3,140 2,262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.12% 6.81% 5.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.48% 7.19% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,099 2,576 1,828
London median daily rate £575 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £425 £413 £368
90th Percentile £713 £725 £675
England median daily rate £540 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +8.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 2
London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £93.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -77.08% -
England median hourly rate £49.20 £29.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year +68.21% -25.95% -9.71%

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 39,623 43,683 37,797
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.43% 94.75% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,272 31,545 26,956
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £305
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 688 497
London median hourly rate £22.29 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.65% -4.44% +15.86%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.49 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.64 £52.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.60% -1.58% -

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 24 April 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
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 24 April 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 -4 696 £575 +4.55% 239
South London -5 135 £525 - 16
East London -7 76 £563 - 30
West London -26 73 £550 +4.76% 83
North London -12 1 £483 -1.03% 4
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2,564 (99.88%) Java
2 1,457 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
3 1,081 (42.11%) Spring
4 960 (37.40%) TDD
5 923 (35.96%) Java 8
6 877 (34.16%) Microservices
7 652 (25.40%) Finance
8 593 (23.10%) Amazon AWS
9 587 (22.87%) Banking
10 567 (22.09%) Docker
11 559 (21.78%) Spring Boot
12 526 (20.49%) REST
13 458 (17.84%) BDD
14 440 (17.14%) Jenkins
15 416 (16.21%) JavaScript
16 415 (16.17%) Git (software)
17 403 (15.70%) Front Office
18 401 (15.62%) Multithreading
19 394 (15.35%) Scrum
20 392 (15.27%) DevOps
21 382 (14.88%) Kubernetes
22 378 (14.73%) Maven
23 364 (14.18%) RESTful
24 356 (13.87%) Web Services
25 349 (13.60%) Greenfield Project
26 343 (13.36%) SQL
27 338 (13.17%) Linux
28 324 (12.62%) Continuous Integration
29 317 (12.35%) AngularJS
30 311 (12.12%) 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
1 146 (5.69%) Apache
2 120 (4.67%) Elasticsearch
3 93 (3.62%) Apache Spark
4 89 (3.47%) Confluence
5 84 (3.27%) Tomcat
6 63 (2.45%) WebLogic
7 54 (2.10%) WebSphere
8 42 (1.64%) Oracle Coherence
9 37 (1.44%) JBoss
10 33 (1.29%) Mule
11 30 (1.17%) OpenStack
12 29 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
13 23 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 22 (0.86%) CMS
15 21 (0.82%) Apache Solr
16 20 (0.78%) Jetty
16 20 (0.78%) WildFly
17 19 (0.74%) MQSeries
18 13 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 12 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.078%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.039%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.039%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 32 (1.25%) ION MarketView
2 6 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.078%) Actimize
3 2 (0.078%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.078%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.039%) AquaLogic BPM
4 1 (0.039%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.039%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.039%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 593 (23.10%) Amazon AWS
2 189 (7.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 119 (4.64%) Amazon EC2
4 95 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
5 75 (2.92%) Amazon S3
6 74 (2.88%) Serverless
7 73 (2.84%) AWS Lambda
8 65 (2.53%) Amazon SQS
9 61 (2.38%) GitHub
10 59 (2.30%) AWS CloudFormation
11 35 (1.36%) Apigee
12 34 (1.32%) OpenShift
13 27 (1.05%) PaaS
14 25 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 23 (0.90%) AWS CloudTrail
15 23 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 22 (0.86%) Amazon Glacier
17 13 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
17 13 (0.51%) SaaS
18 12 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 90 (3.51%) HTTP
2 39 (1.52%) TCP/IP
3 26 (1.01%) FTP
4 24 (0.93%) SSL
5 23 (0.90%) Internet
6 20 (0.78%) DNS
7 9 (0.35%) Kerberos
8 6 (0.23%) Firewall
9 5 (0.19%) AMQP
10 4 (0.16%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.12%) Broadband
12 2 (0.078%) Bluetooth
13 1 (0.039%) LAN
13 1 (0.039%) Network Security
13 1 (0.039%) NFC
13 1 (0.039%) Skype
13 1 (0.039%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.039%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (10.09%) NoSQL
2 222 (8.65%) MongoDB
3 219 (8.53%) Relational Database
4 162 (6.31%) PostgreSQL
5 151 (5.88%) Big Data
6 134 (5.22%) MySQL
7 132 (5.14%) Apache Cassandra
8 127 (4.95%) SQL Server
9 93 (3.62%) Hadoop
10 65 (2.53%) RDBMS
11 63 (2.45%) Redis
12 61 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
13 38 (1.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 36 (1.40%) Hazelcast
15 35 (1.36%) HBase
16 34 (1.32%) Amazon Redshift
16 34 (1.32%) Oracle Database
17 32 (1.25%) Neo4j
18 25 (0.97%) KDB
19 22 (0.86%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 440 (17.14%) Jenkins
2 415 (16.17%) Git (software)
3 378 (14.73%) Maven
4 263 (10.25%) JUnit
5 206 (8.02%) Mockito
6 161 (6.27%) Cucumber
7 156 (6.08%) JIRA
8 120 (4.67%) Subversion
9 90 (3.51%) Gradle
10 69 (2.69%) SonarQube
11 67 (2.61%) Selenium
12 62 (2.42%) jMock
12 62 (2.42%) TeamCity
13 49 (1.91%) GitLab
14 44 (1.71%) Bitbucket
15 41 (1.60%) DbUnit
16 37 (1.44%) Eclipse
17 32 (1.25%) IntelliJ
17 32 (1.25%) NUnit
18 30 (1.17%) MSTest
General
1 652 (25.40%) Finance
2 587 (22.87%) Banking
3 403 (15.70%) Front Office
4 171 (6.66%) Investment Banking
5 44 (1.71%) Financial Institution
6 38 (1.48%) Games
7 37 (1.44%) Retail
8 29 (1.13%) Telecoms
9 26 (1.01%) Marketing
10 19 (0.74%) Back Office
11 14 (0.55%) Legal
12 11 (0.43%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.39%) Electronics
13 10 (0.39%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.27%) Advertising
14 7 (0.27%) Publishing
15 6 (0.23%) Law
16 5 (0.19%) Automotive
17 3 (0.12%) German Language
18 2 (0.078%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,081 (42.11%) Spring
2 559 (21.78%) Spring Boot
3 526 (20.49%) REST
4 364 (14.18%) RESTful
5 356 (13.87%) Web Services
6 317 (12.35%) AngularJS
7 311 (12.12%) HTML
8 310 (12.08%) Hibernate
9 299 (11.65%) Kafka
10 212 (8.26%) React
11 207 (8.06%) SOAP
12 199 (7.75%) J2EE
13 194 (7.56%) JMS
14 193 (7.52%) HTML5
15 178 (6.93%) CSS
16 169 (6.58%) Node.js
17 147 (5.73%) JSON
18 128 (4.99%) XML
19 127 (4.95%) Apache Camel
20 105 (4.09%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 349 (13.60%) Greenfield Project
2 196 (7.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 176 (6.86%) Fintech
4 156 (6.08%) Derivative
5 149 (5.80%) Fixed Income
6 124 (4.83%) Data Structures
7 111 (4.32%) Equities
8 109 (4.25%) Algorithms
9 78 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
10 73 (2.84%) User Experience
11 62 (2.42%) Equity Derivative
12 55 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
13 53 (2.06%) Credit Risk
14 38 (1.48%) Virtual Team
15 36 (1.40%) Cloud Native
16 35 (1.36%) Hedge funds
17 30 (1.17%) Market Risk
18 25 (0.97%) Mobile App
19 24 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
20 21 (0.82%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 338 (13.17%) Linux
2 194 (7.56%) Unix
3 54 (2.10%) Mac OS X
4 42 (1.64%) Windows
5 16 (0.62%) Android
6 13 (0.51%) VMS
7 10 (0.39%) Apple iOS
8 8 (0.31%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.16%) CentOS
10 2 (0.078%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.039%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.039%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,457 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
2 960 (37.40%) TDD
3 877 (34.16%) Microservices
4 458 (17.84%) BDD
5 401 (15.62%) Multithreading
6 394 (15.35%) Scrum
7 392 (15.27%) DevOps
8 324 (12.62%) Continuous Integration
9 262 (10.21%) Test Automation
10 244 (9.51%) Low Latency
11 242 (9.43%) OO
12 208 (8.10%) Software Engineering
13 207 (8.06%) Electronic Trading
14 198 (7.71%) Open Source
15 189 (7.36%) Pair Programming
16 177 (6.90%) Kanban
17 150 (5.84%) SDLC
18 135 (5.26%) E-Commerce
19 133 (5.18%) Continuous Delivery
20 119 (4.64%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 2,564 (99.88%) Java
2 923 (35.96%) Java 8
3 416 (16.21%) JavaScript
4 343 (13.36%) SQL
5 172 (6.70%) Python
6 145 (5.65%) Scala
7 76 (2.96%) Kotlin
8 71 (2.77%) ES6
9 66 (2.57%) TypeScript
10 62 (2.42%) Bash Shell
11 55 (2.14%) C#
12 42 (1.64%) C++
13 36 (1.40%) PL/SQL
14 34 (1.32%) Groovy
15 30 (1.17%) Ruby
16 27 (1.05%) Shell Script
17 26 (1.01%) Java 9
18 23 (0.90%) Haskell
19 20 (0.78%) PHP
20 19 (0.74%) Perl
Qualifications
1 165 (6.43%) Security Cleared
2 141 (5.49%) SC Cleared
3 118 (4.60%) Degree
4 43 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (0.78%) CTC Cleared
6 15 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (0.35%) Master's Degree
8 8 (0.31%) DBS Check
9 7 (0.27%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.19%) Sun Certification
11 4 (0.16%) CFA
12 3 (0.12%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.078%) Numerate Degree
14 1 (0.039%) ISEB
14 1 (0.039%) OCPJP
14 1 (0.039%) PhD
14 1 (0.039%) Project+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (3.43%) QA
2 22 (0.86%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.31%) MiFID
3 8 (0.31%) PSD2
4 6 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.23%) EMIR
5 5 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.19%) GDPR
6 1 (0.039%) SLA
System Software
1 567 (22.09%) Docker
2 40 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (1.52%) vSphere
4 20 (0.78%) HDFS
5 12 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.12%) OpenAM
7 3 (0.12%) OpenDJ
7 3 (0.12%) OpenIDM
8 2 (0.078%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.039%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.039%) LXC
Systems Management
1 382 (14.88%) Kubernetes
2 119 (4.64%) Terraform
3 98 (3.82%) Ansible
4 40 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (1.56%) Puppet
5 25 (0.97%) Kibana
6 20 (0.78%) logstash
6 20 (0.78%) Rancher
7 18 (0.70%) Docker Swarm
8 16 (0.62%) Istio
8 16 (0.62%) Prometheus
9 10 (0.39%) Grafana
10 8 (0.31%) Consul
10 8 (0.31%) Rundeck
11 7 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
12 5 (0.19%) rkt
13 4 (0.16%) Mesos
14 3 (0.12%) Control-M
14 3 (0.12%) linkerd
15 2 (0.078%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 307 (11.96%) Oracle
2 79 (3.08%) Google
3 50 (1.95%) MuleSoft
4 48 (1.87%) Sybase
5 47 (1.83%) ION Trading
6 40 (1.56%) VMware
7 29 (1.13%) TIBCO
8 24 (0.93%) Atlassian
9 23 (0.90%) Microsoft
9 23 (0.90%) Splunk
10 19 (0.74%) FXall
11 17 (0.66%) hybris
12 16 (0.62%) Red Hat
13 13 (0.51%) DevExpress
13 13 (0.51%) Dynatrace
13 13 (0.51%) SAP
14 11 (0.43%) AppDynamics
14 11 (0.43%) IBM
15 10 (0.39%) RedGate
16 9 (0.35%) Terracotta