Period
to 23 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 39 28 23
Rank change year-on-year -11 -5 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 1,501 2,946 3,285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.36% 6.74% 7.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.72% 7.12% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,209 2,446 2,679
London median daily rate £575 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £450 £425 £413
90th Percentile £725 £713 £713
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 5
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.79% -57.00%
10th Percentile £30.88 £35.00 £21.25
90th Percentile £52.25 £35.00 £21.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £41.15
% change year-on-year -22.22% +9.36% +6.88%

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 26,225 41,390 44,539
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.61% 94.70% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,641 29,729 32,420
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £300 £313 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 559 633
London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +4.76% -2.33%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.49 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +1.60% - +1.08%

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 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 -14 323 £575 - 192
South London +1 100 £513 -2.38% 15
East London +11 41 £550 -2.22% 25
West London 0 32 £540 -1.82% 78
North London +17 1 £525 +16.67% 4
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 1,500 (99.93%) Java
2 863 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
3 679 (45.24%) Spring
4 609 (40.57%) Microservices
5 448 (29.85%) TDD
6 447 (29.78%) Java 8
7 407 (27.12%) Finance
8 367 (24.45%) AWS
9 364 (24.25%) Spring Boot
10 359 (23.92%) Docker
11 321 (21.39%) Banking
12 290 (19.32%) SQL
13 280 (18.65%) Web Services
14 273 (18.19%) Front Office
15 272 (18.12%) Kubernetes
16 259 (17.26%) Jenkins
17 257 (17.12%) DevOps
18 253 (16.86%) JavaScript
19 248 (16.52%) AngularJS
20 238 (15.86%) Kafka
21 234 (15.59%) REST
22 222 (14.79%) Multithreading
23 218 (14.52%) BDD
24 216 (14.39%) Software Engineering
25 206 (13.72%) Maven
26 205 (13.66%) Scrum
27 194 (12.92%) JUnit
28 190 (12.66%) Python
29 189 (12.59%) Git (software)
30 178 (11.86%) J2EE

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 67 (4.46%) Elasticsearch
2 56 (3.73%) Confluence
3 46 (3.06%) Apache
4 40 (2.66%) Apache Spark
5 33 (2.20%) Tomcat
6 32 (2.13%) WebLogic
7 19 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
8 18 (1.20%) Camunda
9 13 (0.87%) Oracle Coherence
9 13 (0.87%) WebSphere
10 10 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
11 9 (0.60%) JBoss
12 8 (0.53%) Jetty
12 8 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.33%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.33%) CMS
14 4 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 3 (0.20%) nginx
15 3 (0.20%) OpenStack
16 2 (0.13%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (0.067%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.067%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.067%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (0.87%) ION MarketView
2 12 (0.80%) FINCAD Analytics
3 5 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.27%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.27%) PolarLake
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.20%) Temenos T24
5 3 (0.20%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.067%) Kondor
7 1 (0.067%) Oracle AML
7 1 (0.067%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.067%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 367 (24.45%) AWS
2 117 (7.79%) Azure
3 77 (5.13%) OpenShift
4 76 (5.06%) GCP
5 62 (4.13%) Amazon EC2
6 53 (3.53%) AWS Lambda
6 53 (3.53%) Serverless
7 52 (3.46%) Amazon SQS
8 44 (2.93%) Amazon S3
9 42 (2.80%) Amazon ECS
10 36 (2.40%) AWS CloudFormation
11 33 (2.20%) GitHub
12 13 (0.87%) AWS Step Functions
13 10 (0.67%) PaaS
13 10 (0.67%) SaaS
14 6 (0.40%) Amazon EKS
14 6 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
14 6 (0.40%) Apigee
14 6 (0.40%) Power Platform
15 4 (0.27%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 47 (3.13%) HTTP
2 26 (1.73%) TCP/IP
3 17 (1.13%) Multicast
4 14 (0.93%) SSL
5 11 (0.73%) FTP
6 9 (0.60%) DNS
6 9 (0.60%) Kerberos
7 8 (0.53%) Firewall
8 7 (0.47%) Internet
9 2 (0.13%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.13%) IPv4
9 2 (0.13%) IPv6
9 2 (0.13%) RTMP
9 2 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.067%) Broadband
10 1 (0.067%) DHCP
10 1 (0.067%) LAN
10 1 (0.067%) SMTP
10 1 (0.067%) SSH
10 1 (0.067%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (7.99%) Relational Database
2 102 (6.80%) NoSQL
3 85 (5.66%) PostgreSQL
4 80 (5.33%) MongoDB
5 68 (4.53%) Amazon RDS
6 63 (4.20%) MySQL
7 62 (4.13%) RDBMS
8 61 (4.06%) Big Data
8 61 (4.06%) SQL Server
9 41 (2.73%) Amazon Redshift
10 37 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
11 36 (2.40%) Amazon Aurora
12 28 (1.87%) Hadoop
13 23 (1.53%) HBase
14 21 (1.40%) Oracle Database
15 20 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 18 (1.20%) Redis
17 17 (1.13%) Tick Data
18 14 (0.93%) Amazon Athena
18 14 (0.93%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 259 (17.26%) Jenkins
2 206 (13.72%) Maven
3 194 (12.92%) JUnit
4 189 (12.59%) Git (software)
5 133 (8.86%) Mockito
6 100 (6.66%) Gradle
7 86 (5.73%) JIRA
8 68 (4.53%) Cucumber
9 47 (3.13%) Artifactory
9 47 (3.13%) Selenium
10 46 (3.06%) RStudio
11 45 (3.00%) Bitbucket
12 40 (2.66%) TeamCity
13 33 (2.20%) SonarQube
14 31 (2.07%) Ant
15 30 (2.00%) GitLab
15 30 (2.00%) Subversion
16 26 (1.73%) IntelliJ
17 21 (1.40%) Eclipse
18 19 (1.27%) JConsole
General
1 407 (27.12%) Finance
2 321 (21.39%) Banking
3 273 (18.19%) Front Office
4 132 (8.79%) Investment Banking
5 48 (3.20%) Public Sector
6 18 (1.20%) Marketing
7 17 (1.13%) Retail
8 15 (1.00%) Financial Institution
9 14 (0.93%) Retail Banking
10 12 (0.80%) Games
11 6 (0.40%) Back Office
11 6 (0.40%) Law
12 4 (0.27%) Police
13 3 (0.20%) Advertising
13 3 (0.20%) Legal
14 2 (0.13%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.13%) Telecoms
15 1 (0.067%) Electronics
15 1 (0.067%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 679 (45.24%) Spring
2 364 (24.25%) Spring Boot
3 280 (18.65%) Web Services
4 248 (16.52%) AngularJS
5 238 (15.86%) Kafka
6 234 (15.59%) REST
7 178 (11.86%) J2EE
8 171 (11.39%) RESTful
9 152 (10.13%) React
10 136 (9.06%) HTML
11 113 (7.53%) Hibernate
12 97 (6.46%) CSS
13 83 (5.53%) SOAP
14 81 (5.40%) HTML5
15 79 (5.26%) Node.js
16 65 (4.33%) JPA
16 65 (4.33%) Spring Cloud
17 56 (3.73%) FIX Protocol
18 54 (3.60%) Apache Camel
18 54 (3.60%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 164 (10.93%) Fixed Income
2 158 (10.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 144 (9.59%) Greenfield Project
4 122 (8.13%) Derivative
5 114 (7.59%) Equities
6 64 (4.26%) Data Structures
7 52 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
8 51 (3.40%) Algorithms
9 46 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
10 40 (2.66%) Equity Derivative
10 40 (2.66%) Virtual Team
11 35 (2.33%) User Experience
12 34 (2.27%) Hedge funds
13 29 (1.93%) Mobile App
14 20 (1.33%) Market Risk
15 17 (1.13%) Credit Risk
16 15 (1.00%) Semantic Web
17 14 (0.93%) Cloud Native
18 13 (0.87%) Pricing Data
18 13 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 127 (8.46%) Linux
2 70 (4.66%) Unix
3 21 (1.40%) Windows
4 13 (0.87%) Mac OS X
5 7 (0.47%) Android
6 6 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.27%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.20%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.13%) CentOS
9 2 (0.13%) Solaris
9 2 (0.13%) VMS
10 1 (0.067%) AIX
10 1 (0.067%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 863 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
2 609 (40.57%) Microservices
3 448 (29.85%) TDD
4 257 (17.12%) DevOps
5 222 (14.79%) Multithreading
6 218 (14.52%) BDD
7 216 (14.39%) Software Engineering
8 205 (13.66%) Scrum
9 175 (11.66%) Continuous Integration
10 160 (10.66%) Test Automation
11 145 (9.66%) Low Latency
12 130 (8.66%) Asset Management
13 126 (8.39%) Electronic Trading
14 114 (7.59%) Open Source
15 111 (7.40%) Pair Programming
16 109 (7.26%) Fintech
17 106 (7.06%) OO
18 98 (6.53%) Analytics
19 95 (6.33%) Unit Testing
20 83 (5.53%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 1,500 (99.93%) Java
2 447 (29.78%) Java 8
3 290 (19.32%) SQL
4 253 (16.86%) JavaScript
5 190 (12.66%) Python
6 90 (6.00%) Scala
7 84 (5.60%) R
8 61 (4.06%) Kotlin
9 59 (3.93%) TypeScript
10 56 (3.73%) C#
11 44 (2.93%) C++
12 34 (2.27%) PL/SQL
13 31 (2.07%) ES6
13 31 (2.07%) Groovy
14 18 (1.20%) Clojure
15 17 (1.13%) Ruby
16 14 (0.93%) Haskell
17 13 (0.87%) Go
17 13 (0.87%) Shell Script
18 11 (0.73%) C
Qualifications
1 164 (10.93%) Security Cleared
2 146 (9.73%) SC Cleared
3 67 (4.46%) Degree
4 36 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (0.67%) Master's Degree
6 6 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.40%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.13%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.13%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.13%) MBA
9 1 (0.067%) PhD
9 1 (0.067%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (1.47%) QA
2 11 (0.73%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.67%) MiFID
4 9 (0.60%) WCAG
5 7 (0.47%) GDPR
6 1 (0.067%) HL7
6 1 (0.067%) PMO
6 1 (0.067%) PSD2
System Software
1 359 (23.92%) Docker
2 12 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.73%) vSphere
4 7 (0.47%) HDFS
5 6 (0.40%) Postfix
6 3 (0.20%) GridGain
7 2 (0.13%) Firmware
8 1 (0.067%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 272 (18.12%) Kubernetes
2 78 (5.20%) Terraform
3 33 (2.20%) Ansible
4 15 (1.00%) Grafana
5 11 (0.73%) Puppet
6 9 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
6 9 (0.60%) Kibana
7 7 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
7 7 (0.47%) Prometheus
8 6 (0.40%) Consul
9 5 (0.33%) Istio
10 3 (0.20%) logstash
10 3 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.20%) Rundeck
11 2 (0.13%) Cobbler
12 1 (0.067%) ITRS Geneos
12 1 (0.067%) linkerd
12 1 (0.067%) Nagios
Vendors
1 149 (9.93%) Oracle
2 37 (2.47%) Sybase
3 35 (2.33%) Google
4 26 (1.73%) ION Trading
5 15 (1.00%) Microsoft
5 15 (1.00%) webMethods
6 14 (0.93%) BEA
6 14 (0.93%) Solace
7 13 (0.87%) TIBCO
8 12 (0.80%) Charles River
8 12 (0.80%) VMware
9 11 (0.73%) IBM
10 10 (0.67%) Bloomberg
10 10 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (0.60%) Red Hat
12 8 (0.53%) Vermilion
13 6 (0.40%) MuleSoft
14 5 (0.33%) Adobe
15 4 (0.27%) Cognizant
15 4 (0.27%) GoldenSource