Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £675 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 47 39 27
Rank change year-on-year -8 -12 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 1,955 1,647 1,264
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 4.90% 5.94% 7.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.28% 6.40% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,617 1,306 1,080
10th Percentile £463 £450 £450
25th Percentile £550 £513 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £675 £600 £600
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% - +4.35%
75th Percentile £788 £700 £700
90th Percentile £875 £750 £750
England median daily rate £638 £575 £550
% change year-on-year +10.87% +4.55% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
10th Percentile £23.90 £51.87 £53.13
25th Percentile £33.69 £58.71 £55.56
Median hourly rate £50.00 £60.00 £62.00
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% -3.23% +24.00%
75th Percentile £63.50 - £64.69
90th Percentile £71.60 £65.02 £67.38
England median hourly rate £65.00 £63.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year +3.17% +5.00% +9.09%

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 37,031 25,715 16,489
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.87% 92.82% 93.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,236 18,525 11,925
10th Percentile £375 £350 £313
25th Percentile £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £688 £638 £613
90th Percentile £788 £713 £700
England median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 253 194
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.00 £14.26
25th Percentile £22.00 £20.16 £19.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.40 £31.83
Median % change year-on-year +8.02% +1.79% +56.61%
75th Percentile £51.75 £51.00 £47.83
90th Percentile £67.50 £66.35 £62.48
England median hourly rate £24.00 £20.99 £19.50
% change year-on-year +14.34% +7.64% +4.00%

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 4 July 2022.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Java Developer in London over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -17 281 £720 +15.20% 94
West London -5 15 £575 +5.50% 13
South London -14 8 £625 +38.89%
East London -13 5 £580 +7.91% 11
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, Java Developer contract jobs required the following 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 1,954 (99.95%) Java
2 895 (45.78%) Agile
3 755 (38.62%) Spring
4 670 (34.27%) Microservices
5 648 (33.15%) Finance
6 538 (27.52%) Banking
7 522 (26.70%) TDD
8 499 (25.52%) Spring Boot
9 462 (23.63%) Front Office
10 410 (20.97%) CI/CD
11 403 (20.61%) Multithreading
12 380 (19.44%) AWS
13 354 (18.11%) Software Engineering
14 340 (17.39%) Kubernetes
14 340 (17.39%) Docker
15 328 (16.78%) Kafka
16 318 (16.27%) Investment Banking
16 318 (16.27%) SQL
17 313 (16.01%) JavaScript
18 304 (15.55%) Social Skills
19 294 (15.04%) Jenkins
20 293 (14.99%) Maven
20 293 (14.99%) Electronic Trading
21 292 (14.94%) Oracle
22 291 (14.88%) REST
23 287 (14.68%) Low Latency
24 281 (14.37%) DevOps
25 277 (14.17%) React
26 257 (13.15%) Azure
27 251 (12.84%) Git (software)

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 52 (2.66%) JBoss
2 41 (2.10%) Apache
3 37 (1.89%) Red Hat Fuse
4 36 (1.84%) Mule
5 35 (1.79%) Confluence
6 26 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
7 25 (1.28%) Oracle Coherence
8 21 (1.07%) Apache Spark
9 15 (0.77%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 9 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
12 8 (0.41%) Jetty
12 8 (0.41%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.36%) Camunda
14 6 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
14 6 (0.31%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.31%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.15%) DataSynapse
15 3 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
16 2 (0.10%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.15%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.10%) BondVision
3 2 (0.10%) RMDS
4 1 (0.051%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.051%) Endur
4 1 (0.051%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.051%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 380 (19.44%) AWS
2 257 (13.15%) Azure
3 194 (9.92%) GCP
4 70 (3.58%) OpenShift
5 64 (3.27%) Serverless
6 60 (3.07%) AWS Lambda
7 57 (2.92%) Amazon EC2
8 45 (2.30%) Amazon S3
9 42 (2.15%) GitHub
10 19 (0.97%) Azure AKS
11 18 (0.92%) Azure DevOps
12 14 (0.72%) Azure Data Factory
13 13 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
13 13 (0.66%) IaaS
14 12 (0.61%) Amazon ECS
14 12 (0.61%) SaaS
15 11 (0.56%) Apigee
16 10 (0.51%) Google Kubernetes Engine
17 9 (0.46%) Amazon EKS
18 8 (0.41%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.59%) FIX Connectivity
2 24 (1.23%) MQTT
3 18 (0.92%) DSL
4 15 (0.77%) HTTP
5 14 (0.72%) Internet
6 5 (0.26%) Kerberos
6 5 (0.26%) Multicast
7 4 (0.20%) FTP
8 3 (0.15%) SSL
9 2 (0.10%) AMQP
9 2 (0.10%) Firewall
9 2 (0.10%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (0.051%) DNS
10 1 (0.051%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (8.29%) Relational Database
2 139 (7.11%) SQL Server
3 116 (5.93%) PostgreSQL
4 115 (5.88%) NoSQL
5 113 (5.78%) MongoDB
6 74 (3.79%) Redis
7 65 (3.32%) MySQL
8 52 (2.66%) Oracle Database
9 47 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
10 35 (1.79%) KDB
10 35 (1.79%) RDBMS
11 33 (1.69%) Big Data
12 30 (1.53%) DynamoDB
13 29 (1.48%) Hazelcast
14 23 (1.18%) Hadoop
15 21 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
15 21 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
16 20 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
17 14 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
17 14 (0.72%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 294 (15.04%) Jenkins
2 293 (14.99%) Maven
3 251 (12.84%) Git (software)
4 188 (9.62%) JUnit
5 118 (6.04%) Gradle
6 107 (5.47%) Cucumber
7 89 (4.55%) Mockito
8 84 (4.30%) GitLab
9 70 (3.58%) JIRA
10 66 (3.38%) IntelliJ
11 60 (3.07%) TeamCity
12 55 (2.81%) Bitbucket
13 41 (2.10%) Subversion
14 35 (1.79%) SonarQube
15 31 (1.59%) Selenium
16 29 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 27 (1.38%) Eclipse
18 22 (1.13%) jMock
19 20 (1.02%) Visual Studio
20 19 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 648 (33.15%) Finance
2 538 (27.52%) Banking
3 462 (23.63%) Front Office
4 318 (16.27%) Investment Banking
5 304 (15.55%) Social Skills
6 158 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
7 65 (3.32%) Public Sector
8 39 (1.99%) Financial Institution
9 27 (1.38%) Retail
10 21 (1.07%) Legal
11 17 (0.87%) Publishing
12 14 (0.72%) Billing
13 13 (0.66%) Law
14 11 (0.56%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 11 (0.56%) Telecoms
15 10 (0.51%) Automotive
15 10 (0.51%) Games
16 9 (0.46%) Documentation Skills
17 8 (0.41%) Back Office
18 7 (0.36%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 755 (38.62%) Spring
2 499 (25.52%) Spring Boot
3 328 (16.78%) Kafka
4 291 (14.88%) REST
5 277 (14.17%) React
6 187 (9.57%) Hibernate
7 151 (7.72%) HTML
8 150 (7.67%) RESTful
9 142 (7.26%) AngularJS
10 131 (6.70%) Web Services
11 109 (5.58%) CSS
12 105 (5.37%) Apache Camel
13 104 (5.32%) J2EE
14 103 (5.27%) JPA
15 98 (5.01%) JMS
16 89 (4.55%) FIX Protocol
17 86 (4.40%) Node.js
18 84 (4.30%) JSON
19 77 (3.94%) Middleware
20 76 (3.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 231 (11.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 188 (9.62%) Fixed Income
3 123 (6.29%) Algorithms
4 116 (5.93%) Hedge funds
5 108 (5.52%) Derivative
6 99 (5.06%) Equities
7 92 (4.71%) Greenfield Project
8 65 (3.32%) Data Structures
9 41 (2.10%) Cloud Native
10 37 (1.89%) Virtual Team
11 36 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
12 29 (1.48%) Clustering
12 29 (1.48%) Legacy Systems
13 28 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
14 27 (1.38%) Credit Risk
15 26 (1.33%) IoT
15 26 (1.33%) User Experience
16 25 (1.28%) Video\Live Streaming
17 24 (1.23%) Management Information System
18 23 (1.18%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 193 (9.87%) Linux
2 116 (5.93%) Unix
3 35 (1.79%) Windows
4 14 (0.72%) Mac OS X
5 7 (0.36%) VMS
6 6 (0.31%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.20%) Android
8 3 (0.15%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.10%) Solaris
9 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.10%) zOS
10 1 (0.051%) AIX
10 1 (0.051%) CentOS
10 1 (0.051%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.051%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 895 (45.78%) Agile
2 670 (34.27%) Microservices
3 522 (26.70%) TDD
4 410 (20.97%) CI/CD
5 403 (20.61%) Multithreading
6 354 (18.11%) Software Engineering
7 293 (14.99%) Electronic Trading
8 287 (14.68%) Low Latency
9 281 (14.37%) DevOps
10 229 (11.71%) Full Stack Development
11 211 (10.79%) Scrum
12 198 (10.13%) BDD
12 198 (10.13%) Test Automation
13 185 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
14 171 (8.75%) Event-Driven
15 163 (8.34%) OO
16 158 (8.08%) Continuous Integration
17 152 (7.77%) Analytics
18 150 (7.67%) Computer Science
19 132 (6.75%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 1,954 (99.95%) Java
2 318 (16.27%) SQL
3 313 (16.01%) JavaScript
4 171 (8.75%) Python
5 135 (6.91%) TypeScript
6 86 (4.40%) C#
7 80 (4.09%) Kotlin
8 77 (3.94%) C++
9 49 (2.51%) PL/SQL
10 48 (2.46%) Scala
11 33 (1.69%) Groovy
12 32 (1.64%) Shell Script
13 17 (0.87%) ES6
14 13 (0.66%) Bash
15 12 (0.61%) Go
16 6 (0.31%) C
16 6 (0.31%) Perl
16 6 (0.31%) PHP
17 4 (0.20%) Ada
17 4 (0.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 130 (6.65%) Degree
2 110 (5.63%) Security Cleared
3 102 (5.22%) SC Cleared
4 76 (3.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 33 (1.69%) Numerate Degree
6 11 (0.56%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.20%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.15%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.15%) CFA
10 1 (0.051%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.051%) OCPJP
10 1 (0.051%) PhD
10 1 (0.051%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (4.04%) QA
2 34 (1.74%) PMO
3 10 (0.51%) Accessibility
3 10 (0.51%) GDPR
4 4 (0.20%) WCAG
5 3 (0.15%) ISO 20022
5 3 (0.15%) SEPA
5 3 (0.15%) SLA
6 1 (0.051%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.051%) FATCA
6 1 (0.051%) NCSC
System Software
1 340 (17.39%) Docker
2 14 (0.72%) HDFS
3 5 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.10%) GridGain
4 2 (0.10%) Postfix
5 1 (0.051%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.051%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.051%) etcd
5 1 (0.051%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.051%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 340 (17.39%) Kubernetes
2 112 (5.73%) Terraform
3 73 (3.73%) Ansible
4 50 (2.56%) Grafana
5 45 (2.30%) Prometheus
6 20 (1.02%) ITRS Geneos
7 15 (0.77%) Istio
7 15 (0.77%) Kibana
8 5 (0.26%) Puppet
9 4 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.15%) Consul
10 3 (0.15%) MOM
11 2 (0.10%) Argo
11 2 (0.10%) Control-M
12 1 (0.051%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.051%) HP Fortify
12 1 (0.051%) logstash
12 1 (0.051%) Marathon
12 1 (0.051%) Mesos
12 1 (0.051%) Podman
Vendors
1 292 (14.94%) Oracle
2 99 (5.06%) ION Trading
3 55 (2.81%) Google
4 47 (2.40%) Microsoft
5 40 (2.05%) IBM
5 40 (2.05%) Sybase
6 25 (1.28%) Databricks
7 24 (1.23%) Splunk
8 22 (1.13%) Bloomberg
9 14 (0.72%) Tradeweb
10 13 (0.66%) AppDynamics
11 12 (0.61%) Atlassian
11 12 (0.61%) Red Hat
11 12 (0.61%) TIBCO
12 10 (0.51%) Solace
13 6 (0.31%) Confluent
14 5 (0.26%) Dynatrace
14 5 (0.26%) New Relic
15 4 (0.20%) Broadcom
15 4 (0.20%) WSO2