Period
to 30 July 2021

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £610 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 37 27 42
Rank change year-on-year -10 +15 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 1,781 1,148 2,176
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 5.88% 7.26% 5.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.34% 7.80% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,405 969 1,750
10th Percentile £459 £455 £431
25th Percentile £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £610 £600 £575
Median % change year-on-year +1.67% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £700 £700 £650
90th Percentile £750 £763 £700
England median daily rate £575 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 1
Median hourly rate £60.00 £62.00 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year -3.23% +24.00% +132.56%
England median hourly rate £64.25 £60.00 £57.17
% change year-on-year +7.08% +4.96% +52.44%

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 28,102 14,722 37,986
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.81% 93.09% 94.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,200 10,618 27,583
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
25th Percentile £438 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £533 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £638 £613 £600
90th Percentile £725 £706 £684
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 175 462
10th Percentile £14.58 £14.50 £12.00
25th Percentile £20.00 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate £32.00 £35.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -9.86% +77.50% -
75th Percentile £51.00 £47.83 £35.94
90th Percentile £66.50 £61.25 £52.95
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year -0.55% +5.84% +5.56%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Java Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in London

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Java Developer in London.

Daily rate trend for Java Developer in London

Java Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Java Developer in London over the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Java Developer in London

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Java Developer in London.

Hourly rate trend for Java Developer in London

Java Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Java Developer in London over the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

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 30 July 2021. 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 +13 298 £633 +5.42% 175
West London +15 24 £563 +7.14% 70
East London -4 7 £538 -2.27% 25
South London -11 6 £475 -9.52% 7
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, 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 1,781 (100.00%) Java
2 855 (48.01%) Spring
3 774 (43.46%) Agile Software Development
4 649 (36.44%) Microservices
5 608 (34.14%) Banking
6 571 (32.06%) Finance
7 485 (27.23%) Spring Boot
8 441 (24.76%) TDD
9 431 (24.20%) Java 8
10 413 (23.19%) Front Office
11 402 (22.57%) Kubernetes
12 380 (21.34%) Multithreading
13 373 (20.94%) Investment Banking
14 359 (20.16%) Docker
15 345 (19.37%) SQL
16 332 (18.64%) AWS
17 302 (16.96%) Kafka
18 290 (16.28%) Social Skills
19 274 (15.38%) REST
20 269 (15.10%) Jenkins
20 269 (15.10%) Low Latency
21 258 (14.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 255 (14.32%) Linux
23 253 (14.21%) Git (software)
24 248 (13.92%) Scrum
25 247 (13.87%) Oracle
26 228 (12.80%) Maven
27 226 (12.69%) BDD
27 226 (12.69%) Electronic Trading
28 223 (12.52%) DevOps

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 74 (4.15%) Mule
2 60 (3.37%) Apache Spark
3 59 (3.31%) Apache
4 41 (2.30%) Red Hat Fuse
5 39 (2.19%) Oracle Coherence
6 38 (2.13%) JBoss
7 36 (2.02%) Tomcat
8 27 (1.52%) Confluence
9 26 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
10 20 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
10 20 (1.12%) WebSphere
11 13 (0.73%) CMS
12 10 (0.56%) Jetty
12 10 (0.56%) OpenStack
12 10 (0.56%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.51%) nginx
14 8 (0.45%) GemFire
14 8 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 7 (0.39%) Camunda
15 7 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 25 (1.40%) ION MarketView
2 4 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.11%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.056%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 332 (18.64%) AWS
2 149 (8.37%) Azure
3 112 (6.29%) GCP
4 78 (4.38%) Serverless
5 62 (3.48%) AWS Lambda
6 44 (2.47%) GitHub
7 40 (2.25%) Amazon SQS
8 39 (2.19%) OpenShift
9 36 (2.02%) Amazon S3
10 33 (1.85%) Amazon ECS
11 31 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
12 23 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
13 22 (1.24%) Amazon EKS
14 18 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 17 (0.95%) SaaS
16 16 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
17 14 (0.79%) AWS Step Functions
17 14 (0.79%) Route 53
18 13 (0.73%) Amazon Kinesis
19 12 (0.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.74%) SSL
1 31 (1.74%) TCP/IP
2 26 (1.46%) HTTP
3 8 (0.45%) Internet
4 7 (0.39%) FIX Connectivity
5 6 (0.34%) Broadband
6 3 (0.17%) DMARC
6 3 (0.17%) DNS
6 3 (0.17%) Firewall
6 3 (0.17%) SMS
6 3 (0.17%) SMTP
7 2 (0.11%) SWIFTNet
8 1 (0.056%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.056%) RTMP
8 1 (0.056%) VPN
8 1 (0.056%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (7.75%) NoSQL
1 138 (7.75%) Relational Database
2 100 (5.61%) SQL Server
3 97 (5.45%) MongoDB
4 85 (4.77%) Redis
5 79 (4.44%) Hazelcast
6 65 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
7 53 (2.98%) Apache Cassandra
8 52 (2.92%) MySQL
9 35 (1.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 35 (1.97%) Big Data
10 29 (1.63%) Hadoop
11 27 (1.52%) Oracle Database
11 27 (1.52%) RDBMS
12 22 (1.24%) Apache Ignite
13 11 (0.62%) Flink
14 10 (0.56%) DB2
15 9 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
16 8 (0.45%) Apache Hive
16 8 (0.45%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 269 (15.10%) Jenkins
2 253 (14.21%) Git (software)
3 228 (12.80%) Maven
4 156 (8.76%) JUnit
5 97 (5.45%) Mockito
6 92 (5.17%) JIRA
7 85 (4.77%) Cucumber
8 83 (4.66%) Gradle
9 47 (2.64%) Subversion
10 46 (2.58%) TeamCity
11 41 (2.30%) IntelliJ
12 35 (1.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 26 (1.46%) Eclipse
14 25 (1.40%) Ant
15 22 (1.24%) Selenium
16 21 (1.18%) Bitbucket
17 20 (1.12%) GitLab
17 20 (1.12%) jMock
18 16 (0.90%) webpack
19 15 (0.84%) TestNG
General
1 608 (34.14%) Banking
2 571 (32.06%) Finance
3 413 (23.19%) Front Office
4 373 (20.94%) Investment Banking
5 290 (16.28%) Social Skills
6 110 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
7 47 (2.64%) Retail
8 38 (2.13%) Manufacturing
9 35 (1.97%) Public Sector
10 31 (1.74%) Financial Institution
11 24 (1.35%) Documentation Skills
12 21 (1.18%) Telecoms
13 14 (0.79%) Back Office
13 14 (0.79%) Electronics
13 14 (0.79%) Games
14 12 (0.67%) Marketing
15 10 (0.56%) Automotive
16 7 (0.39%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.34%) Advertising
18 5 (0.28%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 855 (48.01%) Spring
2 485 (27.23%) Spring Boot
3 302 (16.96%) Kafka
4 274 (15.38%) REST
5 208 (11.68%) RESTful
6 188 (10.56%) React
7 167 (9.38%) AngularJS
8 165 (9.26%) Hibernate
9 131 (7.36%) Middleware
10 129 (7.24%) Web Services
11 111 (6.23%) HTML
12 104 (5.84%) Apache Camel
13 91 (5.11%) J2EE
14 87 (4.88%) Node.js
15 77 (4.32%) CSS
16 75 (4.21%) FIX Protocol
17 74 (4.15%) JMS
18 66 (3.71%) Spring Integration
19 61 (3.43%) JPA
20 60 (3.37%) JTS
Miscellaneous
1 258 (14.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 182 (10.22%) Fixed Income
3 147 (8.25%) Data Structures
4 121 (6.79%) Derivative
5 116 (6.51%) Algorithms
6 113 (6.34%) Greenfield Project
7 73 (4.10%) Equities
8 71 (3.99%) Enterprise Software
9 53 (2.98%) User Experience
10 35 (1.97%) Market Risk
11 33 (1.85%) Virtual Team
12 27 (1.52%) Legacy Systems
13 23 (1.29%) Hedge funds
14 20 (1.12%) Mobile App
15 19 (1.07%) Clustering
16 18 (1.01%) Cloud Native
16 18 (1.01%) Management Information System
17 16 (0.90%) Grid Computing
18 14 (0.79%) Credit Risk
18 14 (0.79%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 255 (14.32%) Linux
2 173 (9.71%) Unix
3 33 (1.85%) Windows
4 10 (0.56%) Mac OS X
5 8 (0.45%) Debian
5 8 (0.45%) VMS
6 6 (0.34%) Android
7 5 (0.28%) CentOS
8 3 (0.17%) CoreOS
8 3 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.11%) Android TV
9 2 (0.11%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.056%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.056%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 774 (43.46%) Agile Software Development
2 649 (36.44%) Microservices
3 441 (24.76%) TDD
4 380 (21.34%) Multithreading
5 269 (15.10%) Low Latency
6 248 (13.92%) Scrum
7 226 (12.69%) BDD
7 226 (12.69%) Electronic Trading
8 223 (12.52%) DevOps
9 221 (12.41%) Full Stack Development
10 186 (10.44%) Test Automation
11 171 (9.60%) Software Engineering
12 135 (7.58%) SDLC
13 127 (7.13%) Continuous Integration
14 125 (7.02%) Performance Tuning
15 123 (6.91%) Pair Programming
16 120 (6.74%) OO
17 102 (5.73%) Computer Science
18 101 (5.67%) Problem-Solving
19 93 (5.22%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 1,781 (100.00%) Java
2 431 (24.20%) Java 8
3 345 (19.37%) SQL
4 181 (10.16%) JavaScript
5 151 (8.48%) Java 11
6 125 (7.02%) Python
7 115 (6.46%) Scala
8 103 (5.78%) C++
9 82 (4.60%) Kotlin
10 63 (3.54%) PL/SQL
11 48 (2.70%) TypeScript
12 46 (2.58%) C#
13 42 (2.36%) Java 9
14 34 (1.91%) Haskell
15 31 (1.74%) C
16 25 (1.40%) Shell Script
17 20 (1.12%) ES6
18 18 (1.01%) T-SQL
19 15 (0.84%) Bash Shell
19 15 (0.84%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 100 (5.61%) Degree
2 83 (4.66%) Security Cleared
3 79 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 37 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
6 12 (0.67%) Master's Degree
7 8 (0.45%) AWS Certification
8 7 (0.39%) Sun Certification
9 5 (0.28%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.17%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.056%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.056%) CFA
11 1 (0.056%) OCPJP
11 1 (0.056%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (2.92%) QA
2 21 (1.18%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.67%) PMO
4 8 (0.45%) GDPR
4 8 (0.45%) ISO 20022
5 7 (0.39%) Accessibility
6 6 (0.34%) MiFID
7 4 (0.22%) SLA
8 2 (0.11%) ISO 15022
9 1 (0.056%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.056%) EMIR
System Software
1 359 (20.16%) Docker
2 19 (1.07%) Platform Symphony
3 8 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.17%) GridGain
4 3 (0.17%) HDFS
4 3 (0.17%) Varnish
5 2 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.056%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 402 (22.57%) Kubernetes
2 65 (3.65%) Ansible
3 59 (3.31%) Terraform
4 26 (1.46%) Prometheus
5 25 (1.40%) Grafana
6 12 (0.67%) Puppet
7 9 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.45%) Kibana
9 4 (0.22%) Zipkin
10 3 (0.17%) Istio
10 3 (0.17%) Kiali
10 3 (0.17%) Mesos
11 2 (0.11%) Galera Cluster
11 2 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.11%) linkerd
11 2 (0.11%) Oozie
12 1 (0.056%) Argo
12 1 (0.056%) logstash
12 1 (0.056%) Rancher
12 1 (0.056%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 247 (13.87%) Oracle
2 75 (4.21%) ION Trading
3 61 (3.43%) Google
4 32 (1.80%) TIBCO
5 31 (1.74%) Sybase
6 29 (1.63%) Atlassian
7 25 (1.40%) IBM
8 23 (1.29%) Microsoft
9 22 (1.24%) Solace
10 20 (1.12%) CA
11 16 (0.90%) Splunk
12 14 (0.79%) MuleSoft
13 12 (0.67%) Bloomberg
14 10 (0.56%) AppDynamics
15 9 (0.51%) CA Agile Central
15 9 (0.51%) hybris
16 8 (0.45%) Murex
16 8 (0.45%) SAP
17 7 (0.39%) Adobe
17 7 (0.39%) Salesforce.com