Period
to 19 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 20 41
Rank change year-on-year -5 +21 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 3,425 3,535 2,255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.33% 7.44% 5.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.74% 7.84% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,830 2,908 1,852
London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £425 £413 £363
90th Percentile £700 £691 £656
England median daily rate £525 £503 £475
% change year-on-year +4.48% +5.79% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -19.05% +16.67%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.15 £37.25
% change year-on-year +9.36% +10.47% -12.87%

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 44,231 45,102 42,214
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.69% 94.94% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,926 32,747 30,005
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £298
90th Percentile £675 £669 £638
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 596 562 565
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.96% +3.07%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.40
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +3.89% -

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 0 859 £575 +4.55% 216
South London -2 319 £525 +5.00% 12
East London +8 127 £563 -2.17% 28
West London -26 83 £525 - 89
North London -14 3 £550 +27.54% 4
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3,425 (100.00%) Java
2 1,861 (54.34%) Agile Software Development
3 1,529 (44.64%) Spring
4 1,310 (38.25%) Java 8
5 1,192 (34.80%) TDD
6 1,166 (34.04%) Microservices
7 816 (23.82%) Spring Boot
8 802 (23.42%) Finance
9 775 (22.63%) Banking
10 749 (21.87%) Docker
11 726 (21.20%) REST
12 691 (20.18%) Amazon AWS
13 649 (18.95%) Git (software)
14 638 (18.63%) Maven
15 621 (18.13%) Jenkins
16 590 (17.23%) JavaScript
17 582 (16.99%) BDD
18 558 (16.29%) Hibernate
19 536 (15.65%) RESTful
20 532 (15.53%) DevOps
21 495 (14.45%) Front Office
22 492 (14.36%) Continuous Integration
23 487 (14.22%) SQL
24 484 (14.13%) Multithreading
25 473 (13.81%) Web Services
26 456 (13.31%) AngularJS
27 439 (12.82%) Greenfield Project
28 436 (12.73%) OO
29 425 (12.41%) Scrum
30 424 (12.38%) NoSQL

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
1 190 (5.55%) Elasticsearch
2 184 (5.37%) Tomcat
3 172 (5.02%) Confluence
4 154 (4.50%) WebSphere
5 139 (4.06%) Apache
6 137 (4.00%) WebLogic
7 118 (3.45%) Apache Spark
8 94 (2.74%) OpenStack
9 72 (2.10%) WildFly
10 70 (2.04%) Mule
11 53 (1.55%) JBoss
12 44 (1.28%) CMS
13 31 (0.91%) Apache Solr
14 30 (0.88%) MQSeries
15 26 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 25 (0.73%) Oracle Coherence
17 23 (0.67%) Jetty
18 20 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
19 18 (0.53%) Anypoint
19 18 (0.53%) nginx
Applications
1 11 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.058%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.058%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.029%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.029%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 31 (0.91%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.15%) Endur
2 5 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.088%) Global One
4 2 (0.058%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.029%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.029%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.029%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.029%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.029%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.029%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.029%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.029%) SunGard Martini
5 1 (0.029%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 691 (20.18%) Amazon AWS
2 236 (6.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 99 (2.89%) GitHub
4 77 (2.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 57 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
6 27 (0.79%) Apigee
6 27 (0.79%) PaaS
7 24 (0.70%) Heroku
8 22 (0.64%) Serverless
9 20 (0.58%) Amazon S3
10 17 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
10 17 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (0.50%) OpenShift
11 16 (0.47%) npm
12 12 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
13 11 (0.32%) SaaS
14 10 (0.29%) Amazon Kinesis
15 9 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
15 9 (0.26%) IaaS
16 6 (0.18%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 85 (2.48%) HTTP
2 42 (1.23%) TCP/IP
3 39 (1.14%) SSL
4 38 (1.11%) Kerberos
5 29 (0.85%) FTP
6 23 (0.67%) DNS
7 14 (0.41%) AMQP
7 14 (0.41%) Internet
8 12 (0.35%) FIX Connectivity
9 11 (0.32%) Firewall
9 11 (0.32%) HTTPS
10 7 (0.20%) SMS
11 5 (0.15%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (0.12%) DOCSIS
13 3 (0.088%) LAN
14 2 (0.058%) Skype
15 1 (0.029%) Ethernet
15 1 (0.029%) MPLS
15 1 (0.029%) PuTTY
15 1 (0.029%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 424 (12.38%) NoSQL
2 373 (10.89%) Relational Database
3 287 (8.38%) PostgreSQL
4 273 (7.97%) MongoDB
5 233 (6.80%) MySQL
6 183 (5.34%) Apache Cassandra
7 181 (5.28%) Big Data
8 178 (5.20%) RDBMS
9 139 (4.06%) SQL Server
10 137 (4.00%) Hadoop
11 93 (2.72%) Redis
12 81 (2.36%) HBase
13 45 (1.31%) Oracle Database
14 42 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 31 (0.91%) Neo4j
16 29 (0.85%) Couchbase
17 28 (0.82%) KDB
18 24 (0.70%) Hazelcast
19 18 (0.53%) Amazon Redshift
19 18 (0.53%) Riak
Development Applications
1 649 (18.95%) Git (software)
2 638 (18.63%) Maven
3 621 (18.13%) Jenkins
4 384 (11.21%) JUnit
5 267 (7.80%) Mockito
6 258 (7.53%) JIRA
7 213 (6.22%) Cucumber
8 172 (5.02%) Gradle
9 143 (4.18%) SonarQube
10 122 (3.56%) Subversion
11 96 (2.80%) NUnit
12 94 (2.74%) MSTest
13 90 (2.63%) Selenium
13 90 (2.63%) TeamCity
14 88 (2.57%) GitLab
15 78 (2.28%) Vagrant
16 73 (2.13%) jMock
17 68 (1.99%) Eclipse
18 67 (1.96%) Checkstyle
19 62 (1.81%) Bitbucket
General
1 802 (23.42%) Finance
2 775 (22.63%) Banking
3 495 (14.45%) Front Office
4 280 (8.18%) Investment Banking
5 85 (2.48%) Retail
6 54 (1.58%) Games
7 46 (1.34%) Financial Institution
8 42 (1.23%) Telecoms
9 30 (0.88%) Advertising
10 27 (0.79%) Back Office
11 14 (0.41%) Law
12 11 (0.32%) Automotive
12 11 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (0.32%) Publishing
13 10 (0.29%) Marketing
14 7 (0.20%) Electronics
14 7 (0.20%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.20%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.20%) Wholesale Banking
15 5 (0.15%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,529 (44.64%) Spring
2 816 (23.82%) Spring Boot
3 726 (21.20%) REST
4 558 (16.29%) Hibernate
5 536 (15.65%) RESTful
6 473 (13.81%) Web Services
7 456 (13.31%) AngularJS
8 399 (11.65%) Kafka
9 391 (11.42%) HTML
10 292 (8.53%) React
11 287 (8.38%) JMS
12 255 (7.45%) CSS
13 239 (6.98%) J2EE
14 204 (5.96%) Node.js
15 203 (5.93%) HTML5
16 191 (5.58%) Java EE
16 191 (5.58%) JSON
17 173 (5.05%) Apache Camel
18 172 (5.02%) SOAP
19 150 (4.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 439 (12.82%) Greenfield Project
2 235 (6.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 190 (5.55%) Fintech
4 182 (5.31%) Derivative
5 178 (5.20%) Fixed Income
6 176 (5.14%) Equities
7 112 (3.27%) Algorithms
8 89 (2.60%) Data Structures
9 72 (2.10%) User Experience
10 71 (2.07%) Equity Derivative
11 70 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
12 63 (1.84%) Linux Command Line
13 57 (1.66%) Mobile App
14 48 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
15 47 (1.37%) Cloud Native
16 36 (1.05%) Hedge funds
17 29 (0.85%) Credit Risk
18 27 (0.79%) Market Risk
19 25 (0.73%) Reference Data
20 24 (0.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 335 (9.78%) Linux
2 309 (9.02%) Unix
3 77 (2.25%) VMS
4 48 (1.40%) Apple iOS
5 45 (1.31%) Windows
6 41 (1.20%) Android
7 22 (0.64%) Mac OS X
8 9 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.15%) Solaris
10 2 (0.058%) CentOS
11 1 (0.029%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.029%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.029%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,861 (54.34%) Agile Software Development
2 1,192 (34.80%) TDD
3 1,166 (34.04%) Microservices
4 582 (16.99%) BDD
5 532 (15.53%) DevOps
6 492 (14.36%) Continuous Integration
7 484 (14.13%) Multithreading
8 436 (12.73%) OO
9 425 (12.41%) Scrum
10 409 (11.94%) Test Automation
11 293 (8.55%) Low Latency
12 263 (7.68%) Open Source
13 236 (6.89%) Electronic Trading
14 229 (6.69%) Pair Programming
15 226 (6.60%) Software Engineering
16 206 (6.01%) Kanban
17 177 (5.17%) MVC
18 172 (5.02%) SDLC
19 167 (4.88%) E-Commerce
20 149 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 3,425 (100.00%) Java
2 1,310 (38.25%) Java 8
3 590 (17.23%) JavaScript
4 487 (14.22%) SQL
5 163 (4.76%) Scala
6 133 (3.88%) Python
7 116 (3.39%) C#
8 93 (2.72%) C++
9 89 (2.60%) Kotlin
10 80 (2.34%) Groovy
11 77 (2.25%) PL/SQL
12 73 (2.13%) TypeScript
13 65 (1.90%) ES6
14 64 (1.87%) JPQL
15 50 (1.46%) Shell Script
16 43 (1.26%) Bash Shell
17 36 (1.05%) Java 9
18 30 (0.88%) C
19 24 (0.70%) Haskell
20 20 (0.58%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 248 (7.24%) Security Cleared
2 208 (6.07%) SC Cleared
3 147 (4.29%) Degree
4 91 (2.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 24 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 18 (0.53%) Master's Degree
7 11 (0.32%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.29%) AWS Certification
9 9 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
10 5 (0.15%) DBS Check
10 5 (0.15%) ISEB
10 5 (0.15%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.15%) Sun Certification
11 3 (0.088%) CFA
11 3 (0.088%) Numerate Degree
12 2 (0.058%) OCPJP
13 1 (0.029%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.029%) MOS
13 1 (0.029%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (2.36%) QA
2 15 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.26%) ISO 20022
4 5 (0.15%) EMIR
5 3 (0.088%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.088%) GDPR
5 3 (0.088%) MiFID
6 2 (0.058%) PMO
6 2 (0.058%) PSD2
7 1 (0.029%) IFRS
7 1 (0.029%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.029%) SLA
System Software
1 749 (21.87%) Docker
2 45 (1.31%) vSphere
3 43 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (0.88%) HDFS
5 6 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.15%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.058%) OpenDJ
7 2 (0.058%) OpenIDM
8 1 (0.029%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.029%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 342 (9.99%) Kubernetes
2 194 (5.66%) Ansible
3 145 (4.23%) Terraform
4 123 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
5 111 (3.24%) Puppet
6 34 (0.99%) Mesos
7 31 (0.91%) Docker Swarm
8 28 (0.82%) Kibana
9 26 (0.76%) logstash
10 24 (0.70%) Marathon
10 24 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
11 21 (0.61%) Rancher
12 19 (0.55%) Prometheus
13 14 (0.41%) Hadoop YARN
14 13 (0.38%) CA Single Sign-On
14 13 (0.38%) Consul
15 12 (0.35%) Grafana
16 10 (0.29%) Istio
16 10 (0.29%) linkerd
17 6 (0.18%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 418 (12.20%) Oracle
2 96 (2.80%) Google
3 77 (2.25%) Sybase
4 64 (1.87%) MuleSoft
5 61 (1.78%) TIBCO
6 45 (1.31%) VMware
7 42 (1.23%) ION Trading
8 33 (0.96%) Atlassian
9 30 (0.88%) Microsoft
10 24 (0.70%) Splunk
11 22 (0.64%) IBM
12 19 (0.55%) Reuters
13 18 (0.53%) FXall
14 17 (0.50%) Bloomberg
15 16 (0.47%) Murex
15 16 (0.47%) SAP
16 14 (0.41%) Axway
17 13 (0.38%) AppDynamics
17 13 (0.38%) Fidessa
18 12 (0.35%) Solace