Period
to 23 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £534 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 May 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 Engineer
England > London
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 289 341 434
Rank change year-on-year +52 +93 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 395 246 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.87% 0.62% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.66% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 215 147
London median daily rate £534 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.75% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £412 £388 £350
90th Percentile £650 £633 £643
England median daily rate £500 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
London median hourly rate - £29.82 -
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% -13.98%

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 43,256 37,421 41,202
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 95.01% 95.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,284 26,688 29,574
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £312 £305 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 680 492 539
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.42 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.09% +17.99% -0.94%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £49.53 £51.25 £48.26
England median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% -2.54% +11.40%

Java Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Engineer in London

Java Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java Engineer in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Engineer in London

Java Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Engineer in London over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Engineer in London

Java Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Engineer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Engineer in London

Java Engineer
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 Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 23 May 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 82 £550 -5.90% 34
South London -34 17 £575 +35.29% 1
West London -26 14 £425 -3.41% 19
North London +3 1 £500 - 2
East London -11 1 £425 -15.00% 10
Java Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, Java Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 395 (100.00%) Java
2 234 (59.24%) Agile Software Development
3 142 (35.95%) Software Engineering
4 124 (31.39%) Spring
5 111 (28.10%) DevOps
6 108 (27.34%) TDD
7 99 (25.06%) Java 8
8 97 (24.56%) Finance
9 92 (23.29%) Amazon AWS
10 89 (22.53%) Maven
11 88 (22.28%) JavaScript
11 88 (22.28%) Continuous Integration
12 79 (20.00%) Scrum
12 79 (20.00%) Web Services
12 79 (20.00%) Docker
13 77 (19.49%) Jenkins
13 77 (19.49%) Linux
14 72 (18.23%) Microservices
15 71 (17.97%) Test Automation
16 70 (17.72%) BDD
17 64 (16.20%) Python
17 64 (16.20%) Selenium
18 58 (14.68%) SQL
19 56 (14.18%) AngularJS
20 55 (13.92%) Git (software)
21 51 (12.91%) RESTful
22 50 (12.66%) Multithreading
22 50 (12.66%) Banking
23 47 (11.90%) Kubernetes
24 46 (11.65%) Continuous Delivery

Java Engineer 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 42 (10.63%) Elasticsearch
2 20 (5.06%) Cloud Foundry
3 18 (4.56%) Tomcat
4 17 (4.30%) Apache Spark
5 12 (3.04%) JBoss
6 10 (2.53%) Apache
7 9 (2.28%) Confluence
8 6 (1.52%) Mule
9 4 (1.01%) CMS
9 4 (1.01%) Jetty
10 3 (0.76%) Alfresco
10 3 (0.76%) IIS
10 3 (0.76%) Liferay
10 3 (0.76%) Magnolia
10 3 (0.76%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (0.76%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.51%) Apache ServiceMix
11 2 (0.51%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.51%) nginx
11 2 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 92 (23.29%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (4.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.04%) npm
4 10 (2.53%) Amazon S3
4 10 (2.53%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (2.28%) PaaS
6 8 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (1.52%) IaaS
8 5 (1.27%) Serverless
9 4 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (1.01%) Google App Engine
9 4 (1.01%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.76%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 3 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.76%) GitHub
10 3 (0.76%) SaaS
11 2 (0.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.51%) BrowserStack
11 2 (0.51%) Heroku
12 1 (0.25%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.54%) Firewall
2 8 (2.03%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.77%) DHCP
4 6 (1.52%) DNS
5 5 (1.27%) 3G
5 5 (1.27%) HTTP
5 5 (1.27%) ICMP
5 5 (1.27%) LTE
6 3 (0.76%) SMS
7 2 (0.51%) Internet
7 2 (0.51%) LAN
7 2 (0.51%) WAN
8 1 (0.25%) 5G
8 1 (0.25%) DSL
8 1 (0.25%) FTP
8 1 (0.25%) IPsec
8 1 (0.25%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (10.38%) Big Data
2 40 (10.13%) NoSQL
3 34 (8.61%) Hadoop
4 27 (6.84%) Relational Database
5 21 (5.32%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (4.56%) Apache Hive
6 18 (4.56%) MongoDB
7 14 (3.54%) MySQL
8 13 (3.29%) Redis
9 11 (2.78%) SQL Server
10 9 (2.28%) Amazon Redshift
10 9 (2.28%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.76%) Flink
12 3 (0.76%) Hazelcast
12 3 (0.76%) HBase
12 3 (0.76%) Jackrabbit
12 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.76%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.51%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 89 (22.53%) Maven
2 77 (19.49%) Jenkins
3 64 (16.20%) Selenium
4 55 (13.92%) Git (software)
5 41 (10.38%) Cucumber
6 27 (6.84%) JIRA
7 24 (6.08%) JUnit
8 20 (5.06%) TeamCity
9 16 (4.05%) Sonatype Nexus
10 14 (3.54%) WebDriver
11 12 (3.04%) Gradle
11 12 (3.04%) Liquibase
12 11 (2.78%) Vagrant
13 7 (1.77%) Hudson
13 7 (1.77%) JMeter
13 7 (1.77%) Mockito
14 6 (1.52%) Ant
14 6 (1.52%) Eclipse
15 5 (1.27%) IntelliJ
15 5 (1.27%) Subversion
General
1 97 (24.56%) Finance
2 50 (12.66%) Banking
3 27 (6.84%) Investment Banking
4 10 (2.53%) Games
5 9 (2.28%) Retail
5 9 (2.28%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.03%) Front Office
7 3 (0.76%) Back Office
7 3 (0.76%) Marketing
8 2 (0.51%) Law
8 2 (0.51%) Legal
8 2 (0.51%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.25%) International Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (31.39%) Spring
2 79 (20.00%) Web Services
3 56 (14.18%) AngularJS
4 51 (12.91%) RESTful
5 43 (10.89%) REST
6 40 (10.13%) Spring Boot
7 38 (9.62%) React
8 35 (8.86%) Kafka
9 32 (8.10%) Node.js
10 30 (7.59%) Spring MVC
11 29 (7.34%) SOAP
12 26 (6.58%) Hibernate
13 23 (5.82%) J2EE
14 22 (5.57%) HTML
15 19 (4.81%) CSS
16 15 (3.80%) HTML5
16 15 (3.80%) JMS
17 13 (3.29%) .NET
17 13 (3.29%) CSS3
17 13 (3.29%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.84%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (5.32%) Fixed Income
3 20 (5.06%) User Experience
4 18 (4.56%) Computer Science
5 16 (4.05%) Linux Command Line
6 14 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (3.04%) Algorithms
7 12 (3.04%) Data Structures
8 10 (2.53%) Fintech
8 10 (2.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (2.03%) Cloud Native
9 8 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.77%) Digital Media
11 6 (1.52%) Virtual Team
12 5 (1.27%) Hedge funds
12 5 (1.27%) Management Information System
12 5 (1.27%) Public Cloud
13 4 (1.01%) Derivative
13 4 (1.01%) Equities
13 4 (1.01%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 77 (19.49%) Linux
2 39 (9.87%) Unix
3 13 (3.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (2.53%) CentOS
4 10 (2.53%) Windows
5 9 (2.28%) Android
6 5 (1.27%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.51%) Solaris
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (59.24%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (35.95%) Software Engineering
3 111 (28.10%) DevOps
4 108 (27.34%) TDD
5 88 (22.28%) Continuous Integration
6 79 (20.00%) Scrum
7 72 (18.23%) Microservices
8 71 (17.97%) Test Automation
9 70 (17.72%) BDD
10 50 (12.66%) Multithreading
11 46 (11.65%) Continuous Delivery
12 37 (9.37%) Low Latency
13 36 (9.11%) MVC
14 34 (8.61%) OO
15 32 (8.10%) Open Source
16 28 (7.09%) Problem-Solving
17 25 (6.33%) SDLC
18 24 (6.08%) High Availability
18 24 (6.08%) OOP
19 22 (5.57%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 395 (100.00%) Java
2 99 (25.06%) Java 8
3 88 (22.28%) JavaScript
4 64 (16.20%) Python
5 58 (14.68%) SQL
6 41 (10.38%) Ruby
7 32 (8.10%) Scala
8 23 (5.82%) Bash Shell
9 21 (5.32%) Groovy
10 19 (4.81%) C++
11 13 (3.29%) Perl
12 12 (3.04%) Go
13 11 (2.78%) Kotlin
13 11 (2.78%) Shell Script
14 9 (2.28%) C
15 7 (1.77%) C#
16 3 (0.76%) Clojure
16 3 (0.76%) PHP
16 3 (0.76%) VB
16 3 (0.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (6.58%) Degree
2 10 (2.53%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (1.77%) Master's Degree
4 7 (1.77%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.51%) PhD
5 2 (0.51%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (0.25%) CCSP
6 1 (0.25%) CEH
6 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.25%) CISM
6 1 (0.25%) CISSP
6 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (10.38%) QA
2 3 (0.76%) GCP
2 3 (0.76%) GDPR
3 2 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.51%) PSD2
3 2 (0.51%) SEPA
4 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.25%) EMIR
4 1 (0.25%) MiFID
4 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 79 (20.00%) Docker
2 3 (0.76%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.51%) HDFS
4 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 47 (11.90%) Kubernetes
2 43 (10.89%) Ansible
3 38 (9.62%) Puppet
4 21 (5.32%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (4.30%) Terraform
6 15 (3.80%) Docker Swarm
7 8 (2.03%) Kibana
8 6 (1.52%) Mesos
9 5 (1.27%) Grafana
9 5 (1.27%) HP ALM
9 5 (1.27%) logstash
10 4 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.76%) Capistrano
11 3 (0.76%) Nagios
11 3 (0.76%) Packer
12 2 (0.51%) Prometheus
12 2 (0.51%) Rancher
13 1 (0.25%) Consul
13 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
13 1 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (5.57%) Splunk
2 19 (4.81%) AppDynamics
3 14 (3.54%) Oracle
3 14 (3.54%) Red Hat
4 10 (2.53%) Google
5 5 (1.27%) HP
5 5 (1.27%) MuleSoft
6 4 (1.01%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.01%) Microsoft
7 3 (0.76%) IBM
7 3 (0.76%) Sybase
7 3 (0.76%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.51%) New Relic
8 2 (0.51%) Tableau
9 1 (0.25%) CA
9 1 (0.25%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.25%) CyberArk
9 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.25%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.25%) StreamBase