Period
to 26 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 33 32
Rank change year-on-year +7 -1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 3,140 2,287 2,474
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.83% 5.75% 5.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.20% 6.05% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,577 1,852 2,022
London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
10th Percentile £413 £369 £375
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
London median hourly rate £21.50 £93.83 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -77.08% - -
England median hourly rate £29.25 £39.50 £43.13
% change year-on-year -25.95% -8.41% +7.81%

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 43,598 37,801 42,120
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 95.05% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,466 27,004 30,107
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £308 £305 £280
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 684 498 575
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.75 £19.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.49% +16.76% +8.25%
10th Percentile £12.49 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £49.84 £52.50 £49.13
England median hourly rate £18.68 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.68% - +11.76%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 +4 812 £550 +0.69% 194
South London +33 161 £523 +16.11% 7
West London +32 140 £525 +5.00% 99
East London -4 51 £563 -2.17% 30
North London +2 8 £488 -6.02% 6
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 3,139 (99.97%) Java
2 1,560 (49.68%) Agile Software Development
3 1,181 (37.61%) Spring
4 1,080 (34.39%) Java 8
5 1,070 (34.08%) TDD
6 823 (26.21%) Finance
7 752 (23.95%) Microservices
8 697 (22.20%) Banking
9 678 (21.59%) REST
10 585 (18.63%) Amazon AWS
11 560 (17.83%) BDD
12 552 (17.58%) SQL
13 525 (16.72%) RESTful
14 519 (16.53%) JavaScript
15 516 (16.43%) Hibernate
16 510 (16.24%) Web Services
17 509 (16.21%) Git (software)
18 497 (15.83%) Maven
19 484 (15.41%) Multithreading
20 475 (15.13%) Scrum
21 427 (13.60%) Front Office
22 422 (13.44%) Linux
23 419 (13.34%) NoSQL
24 409 (13.03%) Docker
25 407 (12.96%) AngularJS
26 406 (12.93%) Jenkins
27 398 (12.68%) Spring Boot
28 394 (12.55%) OO
29 383 (12.20%) Test Automation
30 373 (11.88%) Unix

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
1 260 (8.28%) Tomcat
2 190 (6.05%) Elasticsearch
3 138 (4.39%) Apache
4 127 (4.04%) Confluence
5 111 (3.54%) WebSphere
6 107 (3.41%) WebLogic
7 105 (3.34%) JBoss
8 65 (2.07%) OpenStack
9 55 (1.75%) Apache Spark
10 46 (1.46%) Mule
11 42 (1.34%) Oracle Coherence
12 41 (1.31%) Jetty
13 36 (1.15%) WildFly
14 35 (1.11%) MQSeries
15 25 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 24 (0.76%) Apache Solr
17 21 (0.67%) CMS
18 17 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
19 15 (0.48%) GemFire
20 14 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.064%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.064%) SPSS
3 1 (0.032%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 56 (1.78%) ION MarketView
2 4 (0.13%) Global One
3 2 (0.064%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.064%) Postilion
4 1 (0.032%) Kondor
4 1 (0.032%) Magento
4 1 (0.032%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.032%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.032%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 585 (18.63%) Amazon AWS
2 157 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (1.97%) Amazon S3
4 51 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
5 47 (1.50%) GitHub
6 46 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
7 38 (1.21%) Serverless
8 33 (1.05%) Heroku
9 26 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
10 24 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
11 23 (0.73%) npm
12 22 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
13 19 (0.61%) SaaS
14 12 (0.38%) Slack
15 10 (0.32%) OpenShift
15 10 (0.32%) PaaS
16 6 (0.19%) BrowserStack
16 6 (0.19%) Google App Engine
16 6 (0.19%) Google Play
16 6 (0.19%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 119 (3.79%) HTTP
2 61 (1.94%) TCP/IP
3 37 (1.18%) Internet
4 30 (0.96%) SSL
5 28 (0.89%) FTP
6 22 (0.70%) DNS
7 16 (0.51%) SMS
8 15 (0.48%) SSH
9 11 (0.35%) FIX Connectivity
9 11 (0.35%) Kerberos
10 5 (0.16%) Skype
10 5 (0.16%) SMTP
11 3 (0.096%) Firewall
11 3 (0.096%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.064%) Broadband
12 2 (0.064%) VPN
13 1 (0.032%) DSL
13 1 (0.032%) Ethernet
13 1 (0.032%) MPLS
13 1 (0.032%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 419 (13.34%) NoSQL
2 312 (9.94%) MongoDB
3 301 (9.59%) Relational Database
4 286 (9.11%) PostgreSQL
5 255 (8.12%) MySQL
6 154 (4.90%) RDBMS
7 153 (4.87%) Big Data
8 150 (4.78%) Hadoop
9 123 (3.92%) Apache Cassandra
10 115 (3.66%) SQL Server
11 75 (2.39%) HBase
12 73 (2.32%) Redis
13 60 (1.91%) Neo4j
14 58 (1.85%) DB2
15 44 (1.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 39 (1.24%) KDB
17 38 (1.21%) Hazelcast
18 34 (1.08%) Blockchain
18 34 (1.08%) Oracle Database
19 28 (0.89%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 509 (16.21%) Git (software)
2 497 (15.83%) Maven
3 406 (12.93%) Jenkins
4 332 (10.57%) JUnit
5 226 (7.20%) Mockito
6 187 (5.96%) Cucumber
6 187 (5.96%) JIRA
7 153 (4.87%) Gradle
8 108 (3.44%) Selenium
8 108 (3.44%) Subversion
9 78 (2.48%) Eclipse
10 69 (2.20%) NUnit
11 65 (2.07%) MSTest
12 58 (1.85%) Ant
13 57 (1.82%) SonarQube
14 56 (1.78%) TeamCity
15 54 (1.72%) IntelliJ
16 45 (1.43%) gulp
16 45 (1.43%) TestNG
16 45 (1.43%) Vagrant
General
1 823 (26.21%) Finance
2 697 (22.20%) Banking
3 427 (13.60%) Front Office
4 277 (8.82%) Investment Banking
5 100 (3.18%) Games
6 67 (2.13%) Retail
7 47 (1.50%) Telecoms
8 37 (1.18%) Financial Institution
9 36 (1.15%) Retail Banking
10 27 (0.86%) Publishing
11 25 (0.80%) Advertising
12 21 (0.67%) Marketing
13 17 (0.54%) Back Office
14 11 (0.35%) Manufacturing
15 9 (0.29%) Law
16 7 (0.22%) Legal
17 5 (0.16%) General Ledger
18 4 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
19 3 (0.096%) Automotive
20 2 (0.064%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,181 (37.61%) Spring
2 678 (21.59%) REST
3 525 (16.72%) RESTful
4 516 (16.43%) Hibernate
5 510 (16.24%) Web Services
6 407 (12.96%) AngularJS
7 398 (12.68%) Spring Boot
8 332 (10.57%) HTML
9 294 (9.36%) JMS
10 268 (8.54%) Node.js
11 258 (8.22%) J2EE
12 232 (7.39%) Kafka
13 226 (7.20%) CSS
13 226 (7.20%) SOAP
14 214 (6.82%) JSON
15 209 (6.66%) React
16 196 (6.24%) XML
17 187 (5.96%) HTML5
18 184 (5.86%) Java EE
19 170 (5.41%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 266 (8.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 237 (7.55%) Greenfield Project
3 156 (4.97%) Computer Science
4 142 (4.52%) Derivative
5 135 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
6 103 (3.28%) Algorithms
7 95 (3.03%) Equities
8 92 (2.93%) Fixed Income
9 85 (2.71%) Fintech
10 66 (2.10%) Data Structures
11 61 (1.94%) Equity Derivative
12 60 (1.91%) User Experience
13 56 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
14 46 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
15 43 (1.37%) Credit Risk
16 34 (1.08%) Mobile App
17 31 (0.99%) Hedge funds
17 31 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
18 20 (0.64%) Market Risk
19 16 (0.51%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 422 (13.44%) Linux
2 373 (11.88%) Unix
3 52 (1.66%) Mac OS X
3 52 (1.66%) Windows
4 41 (1.31%) VMS
5 37 (1.18%) Android
6 35 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (0.76%) Apple iOS
8 13 (0.41%) CentOS
9 11 (0.35%) Solaris
10 10 (0.32%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.29%) HPUX
12 4 (0.13%) Windows Server
13 2 (0.064%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.064%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.064%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.032%) AIX
14 1 (0.032%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,560 (49.68%) Agile Software Development
2 1,070 (34.08%) TDD
3 752 (23.95%) Microservices
4 560 (17.83%) BDD
5 484 (15.41%) Multithreading
6 475 (15.13%) Scrum
7 394 (12.55%) OO
8 383 (12.20%) Test Automation
9 372 (11.85%) DevOps
10 360 (11.46%) Continuous Integration
11 356 (11.34%) Low Latency
12 343 (10.92%) Electronic Trading
13 274 (8.73%) Software Engineering
14 269 (8.57%) MVC
15 246 (7.83%) Pair Programming
16 206 (6.56%) E-Commerce
17 196 (6.24%) Kanban
18 191 (6.08%) Open Source
19 173 (5.51%) Web Development
20 159 (5.06%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 3,139 (99.97%) Java
2 1,080 (34.39%) Java 8
3 552 (17.58%) SQL
4 519 (16.53%) JavaScript
5 306 (9.75%) Scala
6 176 (5.61%) Python
7 148 (4.71%) Groovy
8 80 (2.55%) C++
9 73 (2.32%) Bash Shell
10 71 (2.26%) Kotlin
11 68 (2.17%) TypeScript
12 67 (2.13%) Shell Script
13 66 (2.10%) C#
14 64 (2.04%) ES6
15 57 (1.82%) Ruby
16 51 (1.62%) C
16 51 (1.62%) PL/SQL
17 33 (1.05%) JPQL
17 33 (1.05%) PHP
18 32 (1.02%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 250 (7.96%) Security Cleared
2 193 (6.15%) Degree
3 185 (5.89%) SC Cleared
4 88 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
5 47 (1.50%) Numerate Degree
6 31 (0.99%) Master's Degree
7 22 (0.70%) DV Cleared
7 22 (0.70%) PhD
8 21 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (0.29%) DBS Check
10 5 (0.16%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.064%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.032%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (2.68%) QA
2 29 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 25 (0.80%) MiFID
4 20 (0.64%) GCP
5 13 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
5 13 (0.41%) EMIR
6 10 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.29%) GDPR
8 7 (0.22%) SEPA
9 4 (0.13%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.096%) SLA
11 1 (0.032%) HL7
11 1 (0.032%) PMO
System Software
1 409 (13.03%) Docker
2 19 (0.61%) HDFS
3 13 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.41%) vSphere
4 9 (0.29%) Active Directory
5 8 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 7 (0.22%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.064%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.064%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.064%) OpenDJ
7 2 (0.064%) Platform Symphony
8 1 (0.032%) etcd
8 1 (0.032%) OpenIDM
8 1 (0.032%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 153 (4.87%) Ansible
2 140 (4.46%) Puppet
3 134 (4.27%) Opscode Chef
4 112 (3.57%) Kubernetes
5 83 (2.64%) Terraform
6 32 (1.02%) Grafana
7 31 (0.99%) Kibana
8 29 (0.92%) logstash
9 21 (0.67%) Docker Swarm
10 19 (0.61%) Cobbler
11 12 (0.38%) Prometheus
12 10 (0.32%) Mesos
13 8 (0.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 8 (0.25%) Consul
13 8 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
14 5 (0.16%) Rancher
14 5 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
15 4 (0.13%) Packer
16 3 (0.096%) Graphite
16 3 (0.096%) Marathon
Vendors
1 345 (10.99%) Oracle
2 102 (3.25%) Sybase
3 80 (2.55%) TIBCO
4 61 (1.94%) ION Trading
5 57 (1.82%) Google
6 55 (1.75%) Splunk
7 44 (1.40%) MuleSoft
8 42 (1.34%) IBM
9 33 (1.05%) Microsoft
10 31 (0.99%) AppDynamics
11 18 (0.57%) Atlassian
11 18 (0.57%) Bloomberg
12 17 (0.54%) Adobe
13 16 (0.51%) Kony
13 16 (0.51%) Red Hat
13 16 (0.51%) VMware
14 15 (0.48%) Perforce
14 15 (0.48%) Solace
15 13 (0.41%) Reuters
16 11 (0.35%) CA