Period
to 14 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 14 November 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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 23 21
Rank change year-on-year -24 -2 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 1,807 3,491 3,510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.00% 7.51% 7.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.33% 7.92% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,439 2,863 2,836
London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +6.80%
10th Percentile £440 £425 £413
90th Percentile £713 £700 £688
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -17.65% -19.05%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £41.25
90th Percentile £61.50 £35.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £43.75 £45.00 £41.15
% change year-on-year -2.78% +9.36% +9.73%

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 33,924 44,091 44,598
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.81% 94.81% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,381 31,861 32,271
London median daily rate £500 £500 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.04% +8.29%
10th Percentile £311 £313 £300
90th Percentile £679 £675 £660
England median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 605 566
London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.69% -3.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.60 £12.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £54.41 £47.83
England median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +5.41% -1.02% +3.83%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -22 381 £575 +4.55% 231
South London -15 103 £500 -4.76% 11
East London -8 48 £550 -2.22% 29
West London -25 41 £550 +4.76% 61
North London +10 4 £525 -4.55% 1
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 1,807 (100.00%) Java
2 1,006 (55.67%) Agile Software Development
3 741 (41.01%) Microservices
4 735 (40.68%) Spring
5 585 (32.37%) TDD
6 576 (31.88%) Finance
7 532 (29.44%) Java 8
8 413 (22.86%) Banking
9 393 (21.75%) AWS
10 392 (21.69%) Docker
11 380 (21.03%) Spring Boot
12 334 (18.48%) JavaScript
13 295 (16.33%) SQL
14 293 (16.21%) Kafka
15 290 (16.05%) Front Office
16 264 (14.61%) AngularJS
17 263 (14.55%) Web Services
18 254 (14.06%) REST
18 254 (14.06%) DevOps
19 246 (13.61%) BDD
20 241 (13.34%) Jenkins
21 235 (13.00%) Greenfield Project
22 232 (12.84%) Kubernetes
23 228 (12.62%) Scrum
24 227 (12.56%) Multithreading
25 221 (12.23%) Software Engineering
26 218 (12.06%) Git (software)
27 201 (11.12%) RESTful
28 192 (10.63%) OO
29 189 (10.46%) JUnit

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 78 (4.32%) Apache
2 63 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
3 61 (3.38%) Confluence
4 58 (3.21%) Apache Spark
5 33 (1.83%) Tomcat
6 21 (1.16%) JBoss
7 18 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
8 17 (0.94%) Apache Solr
9 15 (0.83%) Jetty
10 14 (0.77%) WebLogic
11 11 (0.61%) CMS
12 8 (0.44%) Camunda
13 7 (0.39%) Magnolia
13 7 (0.39%) Oracle Coherence
14 5 (0.28%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 4 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 3 (0.17%) OpenStack
17 2 (0.11%) nginx
17 2 (0.11%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.055%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.055%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.055%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.055%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (1.16%) ION MarketView
2 9 (0.50%) FINCAD Analytics
3 8 (0.44%) PolarLake
4 6 (0.33%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
5 4 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (0.22%) R3 Corda
5 4 (0.22%) Temenos T24
5 4 (0.22%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.055%) Kondor
8 1 (0.055%) Loan IQ
8 1 (0.055%) Magento
8 1 (0.055%) Oracle AML
8 1 (0.055%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.055%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 393 (21.75%) AWS
2 86 (4.76%) Azure
3 60 (3.32%) Amazon EC2
4 56 (3.10%) Serverless
5 54 (2.99%) OpenShift
6 52 (2.88%) GCP
7 48 (2.66%) AWS Lambda
8 37 (2.05%) Amazon S3
9 36 (1.99%) Amazon SQS
10 31 (1.72%) GitHub
11 27 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
12 20 (1.11%) Amazon ECS
13 18 (1.00%) PaaS
14 14 (0.77%) Amazon Kinesis
15 11 (0.61%) Power Platform
16 10 (0.55%) Apigee
16 10 (0.55%) AWS Step Functions
17 8 (0.44%) SaaS
18 7 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
18 7 (0.39%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 55 (3.04%) HTTP
2 29 (1.60%) TCP/IP
3 24 (1.33%) FTP
4 17 (0.94%) Multicast
5 13 (0.72%) Internet
6 12 (0.66%) SSL
7 10 (0.55%) DNS
7 10 (0.55%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.22%) Firewall
8 4 (0.22%) FIX Connectivity
9 1 (0.055%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (8.91%) NoSQL
2 126 (6.97%) MongoDB
3 123 (6.81%) PostgreSQL
4 105 (5.81%) Relational Database
5 98 (5.42%) MySQL
6 77 (4.26%) Big Data
7 70 (3.87%) Apache Cassandra
7 70 (3.87%) RDBMS
7 70 (3.87%) SQL Server
8 60 (3.32%) Hadoop
9 43 (2.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 36 (1.99%) Amazon Aurora
10 36 (1.99%) Amazon RDS
11 34 (1.88%) Redis
12 32 (1.77%) HBase
13 28 (1.55%) Oracle Database
14 21 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
15 19 (1.05%) Couchbase
15 19 (1.05%) DB2
16 16 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 241 (13.34%) Jenkins
2 218 (12.06%) Git (software)
3 189 (10.46%) JUnit
4 177 (9.80%) Maven
5 136 (7.53%) Mockito
6 90 (4.98%) JIRA
7 72 (3.98%) Cucumber
8 70 (3.87%) Gradle
9 52 (2.88%) Selenium
10 42 (2.32%) SonarQube
11 39 (2.16%) Subversion
12 37 (2.05%) TeamCity
13 35 (1.94%) RStudio
14 30 (1.66%) jMock
15 27 (1.49%) Bitbucket
15 27 (1.49%) DbUnit
16 22 (1.22%) IntelliJ
17 21 (1.16%) Eclipse
17 21 (1.16%) GitLab
18 19 (1.05%) JConsole
General
1 576 (31.88%) Finance
2 413 (22.86%) Banking
3 290 (16.05%) Front Office
4 178 (9.85%) Investment Banking
5 58 (3.21%) Public Sector
6 24 (1.33%) Games
6 24 (1.33%) Retail
7 20 (1.11%) Marketing
7 20 (1.11%) Retail Banking
8 19 (1.05%) Financial Institution
9 11 (0.61%) Telecoms
10 10 (0.55%) Advertising
11 8 (0.44%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.39%) Legal
12 7 (0.39%) Publishing
13 5 (0.28%) Back Office
13 5 (0.28%) Electronics
14 4 (0.22%) Automotive
15 3 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
15 3 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 735 (40.68%) Spring
2 380 (21.03%) Spring Boot
3 293 (16.21%) Kafka
4 264 (14.61%) AngularJS
5 263 (14.55%) Web Services
6 254 (14.06%) REST
7 201 (11.12%) RESTful
8 184 (10.18%) J2EE
9 174 (9.63%) React
10 173 (9.57%) Hibernate
11 161 (8.91%) HTML
12 122 (6.75%) Node.js
13 108 (5.98%) CSS
14 105 (5.81%) SOAP
15 90 (4.98%) JSON
16 88 (4.87%) HTML5
17 68 (3.76%) XML
18 66 (3.65%) JPA
19 63 (3.49%) RabbitMQ
20 59 (3.27%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 235 (13.00%) Greenfield Project
2 162 (8.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 146 (8.08%) Derivative
4 143 (7.91%) Equities
5 128 (7.08%) Fixed Income
6 85 (4.70%) Data Structures
7 69 (3.82%) Equity Derivative
8 64 (3.54%) Algorithms
9 58 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
10 47 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
11 44 (2.43%) Virtual Team
12 42 (2.32%) User Experience
13 24 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
14 23 (1.27%) Credit Risk
14 23 (1.27%) Pricing Data
15 19 (1.05%) Market Risk
16 18 (1.00%) Mobile App
17 17 (0.94%) Grid Computing
18 15 (0.83%) Hedge funds
19 14 (0.77%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 160 (8.85%) Linux
2 112 (6.20%) Unix
3 35 (1.94%) Windows
4 16 (0.89%) Android
5 12 (0.66%) Mac OS X
6 7 (0.39%) Mac OS
6 7 (0.39%) Ubuntu
7 6 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.11%) CentOS
8 2 (0.11%) VMS
9 1 (0.055%) AIX
9 1 (0.055%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.055%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.055%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,006 (55.67%) Agile Software Development
2 741 (41.01%) Microservices
3 585 (32.37%) TDD
4 254 (14.06%) DevOps
5 246 (13.61%) BDD
6 228 (12.62%) Scrum
7 227 (12.56%) Multithreading
8 221 (12.23%) Software Engineering
9 192 (10.63%) OO
10 169 (9.35%) Fintech
11 167 (9.24%) Low Latency
12 161 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
13 151 (8.36%) Test Automation
14 137 (7.58%) Pair Programming
15 109 (6.03%) Open Source
16 107 (5.92%) Analytics
16 107 (5.92%) Asset Management
17 106 (5.87%) Unit Testing
18 99 (5.48%) Electronic Trading
19 97 (5.37%) Concurrent Programming
Programming Languages
1 1,807 (100.00%) Java
2 532 (29.44%) Java 8
3 334 (18.48%) JavaScript
4 295 (16.33%) SQL
5 186 (10.29%) Python
6 106 (5.87%) Scala
7 80 (4.43%) TypeScript
8 69 (3.82%) Kotlin
9 64 (3.54%) ES6
10 59 (3.27%) R
11 54 (2.99%) C++
12 46 (2.55%) C#
13 29 (1.60%) Groovy
14 26 (1.44%) Ruby
15 24 (1.33%) C
16 23 (1.27%) Clojure
17 20 (1.11%) PL/SQL
18 19 (1.05%) Shell Script
19 17 (0.94%) Go
20 13 (0.72%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 127 (7.03%) Security Cleared
2 111 (6.14%) SC Cleared
3 68 (3.76%) Degree
4 26 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.44%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.17%) DBS Check
6 3 (0.17%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.11%) MBA
8 1 (0.055%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.055%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.055%) PhD
8 1 (0.055%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (1.88%) QA
2 10 (0.55%) MiFID
3 8 (0.44%) WCAG
4 6 (0.33%) GDPR
5 5 (0.28%) EMIR
6 4 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.055%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.055%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.055%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.055%) PSD2
7 1 (0.055%) SEPA
System Software
1 392 (21.69%) Docker
2 19 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (1.05%) vSphere
3 8 (0.44%) HDFS
4 4 (0.22%) GridGain
5 3 (0.17%) OpenAM
5 3 (0.17%) Postfix
5 3 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.055%) Firmware
7 1 (0.055%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.055%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 232 (12.84%) Kubernetes
2 80 (4.43%) Terraform
3 50 (2.77%) Ansible
4 16 (0.89%) Grafana
5 12 (0.66%) Puppet
6 10 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
6 10 (0.55%) linkerd
7 9 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
7 9 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.44%) Prometheus
9 7 (0.39%) Cobbler
9 7 (0.39%) Istio
9 7 (0.39%) Kibana
10 6 (0.33%) Consul
11 5 (0.28%) logstash
12 2 (0.11%) NetIQ Identity Manager
13 1 (0.055%) ITRS Geneos
13 1 (0.055%) Mesos
13 1 (0.055%) Nagios
13 1 (0.055%) Packer
Vendors
1 145 (8.02%) Oracle
2 58 (3.21%) Sybase
3 42 (2.32%) Google
4 29 (1.60%) TIBCO
5 25 (1.38%) MuleSoft
6 23 (1.27%) VMware
7 21 (1.16%) ION Trading
8 15 (0.83%) Red Hat
8 15 (0.83%) Solace
9 14 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (0.55%) Charles River
11 8 (0.44%) Adobe
11 8 (0.44%) Bloomberg
11 8 (0.44%) hybris
11 8 (0.44%) SAP
12 7 (0.39%) Microsoft
12 7 (0.39%) Vermilion
13 6 (0.33%) IBM
14 5 (0.28%) webMethods
14 5 (0.28%) WSO2