Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 20 45
Rank change year-on-year -4 +25 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 3,332 3,340 2,209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.22% 7.49% 4.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.63% 7.89% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,701 2,688 1,800
London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £425 £406 £363
90th Percentile £703 £675 £650
England median daily rate £525 £500 £465
% change year-on-year +5.00% +7.53% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
London median hourly rate £30.00 £42.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.41% -19.05% +16.67%
10th Percentile £26.00 £41.25 £50.25
90th Percentile £34.00 £43.75 £56.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +9.76% +6.49% -9.68%

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 43,684 42,318 42,265
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.68% 94.95% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,563 30,491 30,188
London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £675 £653 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 516 538
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.32% +7.72% +0.16%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.75 £47.83 £50.39
England median hourly rate £18.06 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.44% +1.08% +2.89%

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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 2018. 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 -5 705 £550 - 251
South London +11 316 £525 +5.00% 14
West London +22 126 £525 +3.96% 114
East London +12 86 £563 -2.17% 29
North London -8 3 £550 +37.50% 3
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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 3,330 (99.94%) Java
2 1,690 (50.72%) Agile Software Development
3 1,450 (43.52%) Spring
4 1,261 (37.85%) Java 8
5 1,129 (33.88%) TDD
6 992 (29.77%) Microservices
7 765 (22.96%) Finance
8 736 (22.09%) Banking
9 690 (20.71%) Spring Boot
10 682 (20.47%) Docker
11 667 (20.02%) REST
12 604 (18.13%) Git (software)
12 604 (18.13%) Maven
13 592 (17.77%) Amazon AWS
14 581 (17.44%) JavaScript
15 560 (16.81%) BDD
16 536 (16.09%) Jenkins
17 519 (15.58%) DevOps
18 512 (15.37%) SQL
19 493 (14.80%) Hibernate
20 490 (14.71%) Front Office
21 488 (14.65%) Continuous Integration
22 482 (14.47%) RESTful
23 464 (13.93%) Web Services
24 461 (13.84%) Scrum
24 461 (13.84%) Multithreading
25 433 (13.00%) AngularJS
26 414 (12.42%) OO
27 413 (12.39%) NoSQL
28 400 (12.00%) Test Automation

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
1 209 (6.27%) Tomcat
2 179 (5.37%) Elasticsearch
3 160 (4.80%) Apache
4 140 (4.20%) WebSphere
5 132 (3.96%) Confluence
6 108 (3.24%) WebLogic
7 105 (3.15%) Apache Spark
8 79 (2.37%) Mule
9 73 (2.19%) JBoss
10 67 (2.01%) OpenStack
11 60 (1.80%) WildFly
12 35 (1.05%) Apache Solr
13 33 (0.99%) CMS
14 25 (0.75%) Jetty
14 25 (0.75%) Oracle Coherence
15 20 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
15 20 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 19 (0.57%) MQSeries
16 19 (0.57%) nginx
17 18 (0.54%) GlassFish
Applications
1 10 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.030%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.030%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.030%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 48 (1.44%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.15%) Endur
3 4 (0.12%) Global One
3 4 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.060%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.060%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.060%) R3 Corda
4 2 (0.060%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.030%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.030%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.030%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.030%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.030%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.030%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.030%) Postilion
5 1 (0.030%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.030%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 592 (17.77%) Amazon AWS
2 160 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (2.58%) GitHub
4 44 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
5 41 (1.23%) Amazon S3
6 37 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 27 (0.81%) Heroku
8 24 (0.72%) PaaS
9 22 (0.66%) npm
9 22 (0.66%) Serverless
10 18 (0.54%) OpenShift
11 17 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
12 13 (0.39%) Amazon Kinesis
12 13 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
13 12 (0.36%) IaaS
14 10 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (0.30%) SaaS
15 7 (0.21%) Akamai
16 6 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
17 5 (0.15%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 87 (2.61%) HTTP
2 50 (1.50%) TCP/IP
3 40 (1.20%) SSL
4 38 (1.14%) Kerberos
5 29 (0.87%) FTP
6 21 (0.63%) DNS
7 16 (0.48%) AMQP
8 13 (0.39%) Firewall
8 13 (0.39%) FIX Connectivity
9 10 (0.30%) SMS
10 9 (0.27%) HTTPS
10 9 (0.27%) Internet
11 5 (0.15%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (0.12%) DOCSIS
12 4 (0.12%) RTMP
13 3 (0.090%) LAN
13 3 (0.090%) Network Security
13 3 (0.090%) SSH
14 2 (0.060%) SMTP
15 1 (0.030%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 413 (12.39%) NoSQL
2 373 (11.19%) Relational Database
3 285 (8.55%) MongoDB
4 262 (7.86%) PostgreSQL
5 209 (6.27%) MySQL
6 191 (5.73%) Big Data
7 171 (5.13%) RDBMS
8 149 (4.47%) Apache Cassandra
9 143 (4.29%) SQL Server
10 136 (4.08%) Hadoop
11 80 (2.40%) HBase
12 67 (2.01%) Redis
13 40 (1.20%) Oracle Database
14 33 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 33 (0.99%) Neo4j
15 24 (0.72%) KDB
16 23 (0.69%) Couchbase
17 20 (0.60%) Blockchain
18 16 (0.48%) Amazon Redshift
18 16 (0.48%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 604 (18.13%) Git (software)
1 604 (18.13%) Maven
2 536 (16.09%) Jenkins
3 361 (10.83%) JUnit
4 245 (7.35%) Mockito
5 214 (6.42%) Cucumber
6 206 (6.18%) JIRA
7 168 (5.04%) Gradle
8 122 (3.66%) Subversion
9 117 (3.51%) SonarQube
10 110 (3.30%) Selenium
11 82 (2.46%) TeamCity
12 79 (2.37%) GitLab
13 70 (2.10%) Eclipse
14 69 (2.07%) Vagrant
15 68 (2.04%) NUnit
16 67 (2.01%) jMock
16 67 (2.01%) MSTest
17 58 (1.74%) IntelliJ
18 56 (1.68%) Checkstyle
General
1 765 (22.96%) Finance
2 736 (22.09%) Banking
3 490 (14.71%) Front Office
4 284 (8.52%) Investment Banking
5 87 (2.61%) Retail
6 59 (1.77%) Games
7 54 (1.62%) Telecoms
8 32 (0.96%) Financial Institution
9 27 (0.81%) Back Office
10 26 (0.78%) Advertising
11 18 (0.54%) Publishing
12 15 (0.45%) Automotive
12 15 (0.45%) Law
12 15 (0.45%) Marketing
13 10 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.30%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.21%) Wholesale Banking
15 6 (0.18%) Legal
15 6 (0.18%) Prime Brokerage
16 5 (0.15%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,450 (43.52%) Spring
2 690 (20.71%) Spring Boot
3 667 (20.02%) REST
4 493 (14.80%) Hibernate
5 482 (14.47%) RESTful
6 464 (13.93%) Web Services
7 433 (13.00%) AngularJS
8 370 (11.10%) Kafka
9 339 (10.17%) HTML
10 276 (8.28%) JMS
11 270 (8.10%) J2EE
12 265 (7.95%) React
13 231 (6.93%) CSS
14 202 (6.06%) Java EE
15 201 (6.03%) JSON
16 189 (5.67%) Node.js
17 182 (5.46%) HTML5
18 174 (5.22%) XML
19 170 (5.10%) Apache Camel
20 167 (5.01%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 305 (9.15%) Greenfield Project
2 261 (7.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 188 (5.64%) Fixed Income
4 182 (5.46%) Equities
5 163 (4.89%) Derivative
6 151 (4.53%) Fintech
7 147 (4.41%) Computer Science
8 122 (3.66%) Algorithms
9 94 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
10 83 (2.49%) User Experience
11 77 (2.31%) Data Structures
12 63 (1.89%) Mobile App
13 60 (1.80%) Equity Derivative
14 51 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
15 50 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
16 41 (1.23%) Hedge funds
17 32 (0.96%) Cloud Native
18 26 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
19 17 (0.51%) Online Games
19 17 (0.51%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 374 (11.22%) Linux
2 324 (9.72%) Unix
3 64 (1.92%) VMS
4 51 (1.53%) Android
5 49 (1.47%) Apple iOS
6 35 (1.05%) Windows
7 17 (0.51%) Mac OS X
8 15 (0.45%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.18%) Solaris
11 5 (0.15%) CentOS
12 3 (0.090%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.030%) HPUX
13 1 (0.030%) Windows Server
13 1 (0.030%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,690 (50.72%) Agile Software Development
2 1,129 (33.88%) TDD
3 992 (29.77%) Microservices
4 560 (16.81%) BDD
5 519 (15.58%) DevOps
6 488 (14.65%) Continuous Integration
7 461 (13.84%) Multithreading
7 461 (13.84%) Scrum
8 414 (12.42%) OO
9 400 (12.00%) Test Automation
10 331 (9.93%) Low Latency
11 249 (7.47%) Electronic Trading
12 238 (7.14%) Software Engineering
13 232 (6.96%) Pair Programming
14 224 (6.72%) Open Source
15 221 (6.63%) Kanban
16 197 (5.91%) MVC
17 175 (5.25%) E-Commerce
18 159 (4.77%) Problem-Solving
19 150 (4.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3,330 (99.94%) Java
2 1,261 (37.85%) Java 8
3 581 (17.44%) JavaScript
4 512 (15.37%) SQL
5 176 (5.28%) Scala
6 157 (4.71%) Python
7 119 (3.57%) C#
8 118 (3.54%) C++
9 107 (3.21%) Groovy
10 82 (2.46%) TypeScript
11 72 (2.16%) Kotlin
12 69 (2.07%) PL/SQL
13 66 (1.98%) ES6
14 58 (1.74%) Shell Script
15 53 (1.59%) JPQL
16 45 (1.35%) Bash Shell
17 31 (0.93%) C
18 25 (0.75%) Clojure
19 22 (0.66%) Java 9
19 22 (0.66%) XPath
Qualifications
1 270 (8.10%) Security Cleared
2 240 (7.20%) SC Cleared
3 164 (4.92%) Degree
4 86 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 33 (0.99%) Master's Degree
6 13 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (0.33%) AWS Certification
7 11 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
8 9 (0.27%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
10 5 (0.15%) ISEB
11 4 (0.12%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.12%) Sun Certification
12 3 (0.090%) OCPJP
13 1 (0.030%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.030%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.030%) MOS
13 1 (0.030%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.030%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (2.43%) QA
2 16 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.27%) ISO 20022
4 6 (0.18%) GDPR
5 5 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.12%) PMO
7 1 (0.030%) EMIR
7 1 (0.030%) IFRS
7 1 (0.030%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.030%) PSD2
7 1 (0.030%) SLA
7 1 (0.030%) WAI
System Software
1 682 (20.47%) Docker
2 32 (0.96%) vSphere
3 30 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (0.72%) HDFS
5 2 (0.060%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.060%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.030%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.030%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.030%) Varnish
6 1 (0.030%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 305 (9.15%) Kubernetes
2 157 (4.71%) Ansible
3 129 (3.87%) Terraform
4 100 (3.00%) Puppet
5 94 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
6 44 (1.32%) Mesos
7 31 (0.93%) Marathon
8 28 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
9 25 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
10 24 (0.72%) Kibana
10 24 (0.72%) logstash
10 24 (0.72%) Prometheus
11 22 (0.66%) Grafana
12 21 (0.63%) Rancher
13 13 (0.39%) linkerd
14 12 (0.36%) CA Single Sign-On
14 12 (0.36%) Consul
14 12 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
15 8 (0.24%) Oozie
16 6 (0.18%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 353 (10.59%) Oracle
2 77 (2.31%) TIBCO
3 69 (2.07%) Google
4 65 (1.95%) Sybase
5 51 (1.53%) MuleSoft
6 49 (1.47%) ION Trading
7 40 (1.20%) Microsoft
8 35 (1.05%) VMware
9 27 (0.81%) Apigee
9 27 (0.81%) Atlassian
9 27 (0.81%) IBM
10 26 (0.78%) Splunk
11 21 (0.63%) AppDynamics
12 16 (0.48%) Murex
12 16 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
13 15 (0.45%) Solace
14 13 (0.39%) Adobe
14 13 (0.39%) Reuters
15 12 (0.36%) Axway
16 11 (0.33%) SAP