Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 43 32
Rank change year-on-year +23 -11 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 3528 2250 2425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.56% 5.05% 5.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.97% 5.31% 5.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2853 1842 1846
London median daily rate £550 £520 £519
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% +0.24% +3.75%
10th Percentile £413 £363 £350
90th Percentile £688 £650 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
London median hourly rate £42.50 £52.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.05% - -
10th Percentile £41.25 £50.25 £42.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £56.75 £153.63
England median hourly rate £41.15 £37.38 £42.75
% change year-on-year +10.10% -12.57% +22.14%

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 44252 42345 44555
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.99% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 32037 30120 31401
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 553 693
London median hourly rate £20.22 £19.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.07% +3.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.35 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.57
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +11 720 £575 +9.52% 125
South London +39 202 £500 +11.11% 5
West London +15 98 £525 +5.00% 34
East London +6 51 £575 +9.52% 12
North London -4 9 £400 +166.67% 10
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 3527 (99.97%) Java
2 1835 (52.01%) Agile Software Development
3 1247 (35.35%) Spring
4 1170 (33.16%) TDD
5 1052 (29.82%) Finance
6 1049 (29.73%) Banking
7 734 (20.80%) Multithreading
8 732 (20.75%) SQL
9 726 (20.58%) JavaScript
10 697 (19.76%) Microservices
11 677 (19.19%) Front Office
12 673 (19.08%) REST
13 573 (16.24%) Web Services
14 560 (15.87%) Hibernate
15 554 (15.70%) Git (software)
16 538 (15.25%) BDD
17 534 (15.14%) Scrum
18 531 (15.05%) HTML
19 509 (14.43%) Continuous Integration
20 503 (14.26%) AngularJS
21 499 (14.14%) OO
22 491 (13.92%) Low Latency
23 480 (13.61%) Investment Banking
24 478 (13.55%) Linux
25 472 (13.38%) Amazon AWS
26 469 (13.29%) RESTful
26 469 (13.29%) Maven
27 443 (12.56%) Test Automation
28 437 (12.39%) NoSQL
29 436 (12.36%) Oracle

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
1 265 (7.51%) Tomcat
2 181 (5.13%) Confluence
3 172 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
4 149 (4.22%) JBoss
5 138 (3.91%) Apache Spark
6 125 (3.54%) Apache
7 114 (3.23%) WebSphere
8 105 (2.98%) WebLogic
9 75 (2.13%) OpenStack
10 63 (1.79%) WildFly
11 62 (1.76%) Apache Solr
12 47 (1.33%) Jetty
13 34 (0.96%) Oracle Coherence
14 32 (0.91%) Mule
15 28 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 22 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 21 (0.60%) GemFire
18 19 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
19 16 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
20 15 (0.43%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.20%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.085%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.028%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.028%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 84 (2.38%) ION MarketView
2 18 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 8 (0.23%) R3 Corda
4 6 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.085%) Kondor
7 2 (0.057%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 2 (0.057%) Loan IQ
7 2 (0.057%) Postilion
8 1 (0.028%) AquaLogic BPM
8 1 (0.028%) BASE24
8 1 (0.028%) Endur
8 1 (0.028%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.028%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 472 (13.38%) Amazon AWS
2 140 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (2.07%) GitHub
4 41 (1.16%) Amazon S3
5 40 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
6 30 (0.85%) npm
7 28 (0.79%) Serverless
8 27 (0.77%) OpenShift
9 22 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
10 19 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
11 18 (0.51%) PaaS
12 14 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
13 13 (0.37%) Google Play
14 12 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
15 9 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (0.23%) SaaS
17 7 (0.20%) Heroku
18 5 (0.14%) Bluemix
18 5 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
18 5 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 60 (1.70%) HTTP
2 42 (1.19%) Internet
3 38 (1.08%) TCP/IP
4 23 (0.65%) FIX Connectivity
5 17 (0.48%) SMS
6 15 (0.43%) FTP
7 12 (0.34%) Kerberos
8 9 (0.26%) SSL
9 6 (0.17%) DSL
10 5 (0.14%) DNS
10 5 (0.14%) Firewall
10 5 (0.14%) LDAP
10 5 (0.14%) SSH
11 4 (0.11%) AMQP
12 2 (0.057%) 3GPP
12 2 (0.057%) Diameter Protocol
12 2 (0.057%) NetScaler
12 2 (0.057%) Network Security
12 2 (0.057%) SIGTRAN
12 2 (0.057%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 437 (12.39%) NoSQL
2 331 (9.38%) Relational Database
3 269 (7.62%) MongoDB
4 242 (6.86%) MySQL
5 238 (6.75%) PostgreSQL
6 230 (6.52%) Hadoop
7 225 (6.38%) Big Data
8 190 (5.39%) RDBMS
9 163 (4.62%) SQL Server
10 116 (3.29%) Apache Cassandra
10 116 (3.29%) HBase
11 66 (1.87%) KDB
12 50 (1.42%) Oracle Database
13 40 (1.13%) Redis
14 35 (0.99%) Blockchain
15 29 (0.82%) Apache Hive
16 25 (0.71%) DB2
17 22 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 21 (0.60%) MarkLogic
19 18 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 554 (15.70%) Git (software)
2 469 (13.29%) Maven
3 411 (11.65%) Jenkins
4 385 (10.91%) JUnit
5 264 (7.48%) JIRA
6 246 (6.97%) Mockito
7 181 (5.13%) Subversion
8 169 (4.79%) Cucumber
9 141 (4.00%) TeamCity
10 130 (3.68%) IntelliJ
11 123 (3.49%) Selenium
12 112 (3.17%) Gradle
13 97 (2.75%) Eclipse
13 97 (2.75%) NUnit
14 86 (2.44%) Ant
15 73 (2.07%) SonarQube
16 72 (2.04%) MSTest
17 61 (1.73%) Checkstyle
18 59 (1.67%) Vagrant
19 53 (1.50%) Liquibase
General
1 1052 (29.82%) Finance
2 1049 (29.73%) Banking
3 677 (19.19%) Front Office
4 480 (13.61%) Investment Banking
5 96 (2.72%) Games
6 79 (2.24%) Retail
7 76 (2.15%) Telecoms
8 52 (1.47%) Marketing
9 51 (1.45%) Financial Institution
10 50 (1.42%) Retail Banking
11 27 (0.77%) Back Office
12 26 (0.74%) Manufacturing
13 23 (0.65%) Electronics
14 18 (0.51%) Advertising
15 17 (0.48%) Publishing
16 9 (0.26%) Law
16 9 (0.26%) Legal
17 8 (0.23%) Automotive
18 5 (0.14%) Online Betting
18 5 (0.14%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1247 (35.35%) Spring
2 673 (19.08%) REST
3 573 (16.24%) Web Services
4 560 (15.87%) Hibernate
5 531 (15.05%) HTML
6 503 (14.26%) AngularJS
7 469 (13.29%) RESTful
8 352 (9.98%) CSS
9 351 (9.95%) Spring Boot
10 340 (9.64%) HTML5
11 323 (9.16%) JMS
12 284 (8.05%) XML
13 268 (7.60%) J2EE
14 267 (7.57%) JSON
15 221 (6.26%) Kafka
16 220 (6.24%) Node.js
16 220 (6.24%) SOAP
17 216 (6.12%) Spring MVC
18 200 (5.67%) React
19 194 (5.50%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 377 (10.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 286 (8.11%) Greenfield Project
3 227 (6.43%) Equities
4 226 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
5 217 (6.15%) Fixed Income
6 187 (5.30%) Derivative
7 174 (4.93%) Computer Science
8 129 (3.66%) Data Structures
9 90 (2.55%) Equity Derivative
9 90 (2.55%) Fintech
10 77 (2.18%) Algorithms
11 66 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
11 66 (1.87%) User Experience
12 61 (1.73%) Virtual Team
13 60 (1.70%) Market Risk
14 58 (1.64%) N-Tier
15 56 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
16 45 (1.28%) Credit Risk
17 31 (0.88%) Grid Computing
18 30 (0.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 478 (13.55%) Linux
2 386 (10.94%) Unix
3 79 (2.24%) Windows
4 48 (1.36%) VMS
5 43 (1.22%) Android
6 36 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (0.65%) Solaris
8 22 (0.62%) Apple iOS
9 14 (0.40%) Ubuntu
10 13 (0.37%) Mac OS
10 13 (0.37%) Mac OS X
11 9 (0.26%) Windows Server
12 8 (0.23%) CoreOS
13 4 (0.11%) HPUX
14 2 (0.057%) AIX
14 2 (0.057%) CentOS
15 1 (0.028%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1835 (52.01%) Agile Software Development
2 1170 (33.16%) TDD
3 734 (20.80%) Multithreading
4 697 (19.76%) Microservices
5 538 (15.25%) BDD
6 534 (15.14%) Scrum
7 509 (14.43%) Continuous Integration
8 499 (14.14%) OO
9 491 (13.92%) Low Latency
10 443 (12.56%) Test Automation
11 405 (11.48%) Electronic Trading
12 352 (9.98%) DevOps
13 318 (9.01%) MVC
14 280 (7.94%) Pair Programming
15 273 (7.74%) Software Engineering
16 262 (7.43%) SDLC
17 228 (6.46%) Open Source
18 202 (5.73%) Kanban
19 182 (5.16%) High Availability
20 181 (5.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3527 (99.97%) Java
2 732 (20.75%) SQL
3 726 (20.58%) JavaScript
4 315 (8.93%) Scala
5 260 (7.37%) Python
6 174 (4.93%) C#
7 139 (3.94%) C++
8 121 (3.43%) Groovy
9 88 (2.49%) PL/SQL
10 64 (1.81%) Ruby
11 62 (1.76%) Shell Script
12 54 (1.53%) Bash Shell
13 51 (1.45%) ES6
14 46 (1.30%) JPQL
15 43 (1.22%) Go
16 36 (1.02%) Kotlin
17 28 (0.79%) TypeScript
18 27 (0.77%) C
18 27 (0.77%) T-SQL
19 26 (0.74%) XPath
Qualifications
1 229 (6.49%) Security Cleared
2 180 (5.10%) SC Cleared
3 167 (4.73%) Degree
4 51 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 35 (0.99%) Numerate Degree
5 35 (0.99%) PhD
6 21 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (0.23%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.20%) Master's Degree
8 7 (0.20%) Sun Certification
9 6 (0.17%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.11%) PMP
11 3 (0.085%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.057%) ISEB
13 1 (0.028%) AWS Certification
13 1 (0.028%) CFA
13 1 (0.028%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (3.68%) QA
2 88 (2.49%) MiFID
3 9 (0.26%) EMIR
4 8 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.11%) SLA
7 3 (0.085%) GCP
7 3 (0.085%) WCAG
8 2 (0.057%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.028%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.028%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.028%) SEPA
System Software
1 387 (10.97%) Docker
2 21 (0.60%) HDFS
3 8 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.085%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.085%) Varnish
4 3 (0.085%) VirtualBox
4 3 (0.085%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.057%) GridGain
5 2 (0.057%) OpenAM
5 2 (0.057%) OpenDJ
5 2 (0.057%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.057%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.057%) vSphere
6 1 (0.028%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.028%) etcd
6 1 (0.028%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.028%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 169 (4.79%) Ansible
2 146 (4.14%) Puppet
3 128 (3.63%) Opscode Chef
4 117 (3.32%) Kubernetes
5 44 (1.25%) Terraform
6 42 (1.19%) Kibana
7 34 (0.96%) Grafana
8 33 (0.94%) logstash
9 25 (0.71%) Cobbler
10 15 (0.43%) Prometheus
11 9 (0.26%) Oozie
12 8 (0.23%) Control-M
12 8 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
13 5 (0.14%) Mesos
14 4 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
14 4 (0.11%) Rancher
15 3 (0.085%) Consul
15 3 (0.085%) Docker Swarm
15 3 (0.085%) Nagios
16 2 (0.057%) MOM
Vendors
1 436 (12.36%) Oracle
2 170 (4.82%) TIBCO
3 144 (4.08%) Sybase
4 109 (3.09%) ION Trading
5 60 (1.70%) IBM
5 60 (1.70%) Microsoft
6 53 (1.50%) Splunk
7 49 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
7 49 (1.39%) Solace
8 45 (1.28%) Bloomberg
9 43 (1.22%) Atlassian
9 43 (1.22%) Google
10 42 (1.19%) Perforce
11 38 (1.08%) AppDynamics
12 36 (1.02%) SAP
13 34 (0.96%) Currenex
13 34 (0.96%) Reuters
14 32 (0.91%) MuleSoft
15 30 (0.85%) Red Hat
16 23 (0.65%) Adobe