Period
to 21 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 262 316 405
Rank change year-on-year +54 +89 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 451 366 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.97% 0.78% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.82% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 304 174
London median daily rate £575 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £450 £413 £375
90th Percentile £700 £649 £671
England median daily rate £550 £525 £467
% change year-on-year +4.76% +12.48% -4.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
London median hourly rate £176.50 - £55.00
10th Percentile £176.25 - £50.50
90th Percentile £176.75 - £99.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.11% +3.01%

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 44,011 44,693 42,717
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.94% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,777 32,359 30,376
London median daily rate £500 £495 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +7.61% +2.22%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 556 558
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £19.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +3.71% +4.04%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £54.79 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.50

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -47 79 £575 -1.63% 34
South London -10 20 £500 -6.10% 2
East London - 16 £530 - 5
West London +5 6 £583 +13.66% 16
Java Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 449 (99.56%) Java
2 237 (52.55%) Agile Software Development
3 174 (38.58%) Software Engineering
4 166 (36.81%) DevOps
5 128 (28.38%) Spring
6 125 (27.72%) Finance
7 123 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
8 121 (26.83%) Docker
9 118 (26.16%) Microservices
10 114 (25.28%) Java 8
11 113 (25.06%) Python
12 112 (24.83%) Jenkins
13 102 (22.62%) Continuous Integration
14 99 (21.95%) Maven
15 92 (20.40%) TDD
16 82 (18.18%) Linux
16 82 (18.18%) Kafka
17 78 (17.29%) Test Automation
18 76 (16.85%) Scrum
19 73 (16.19%) Kubernetes
20 70 (15.52%) Web Services
21 69 (15.30%) Banking
22 66 (14.63%) Big Data
23 64 (14.19%) AngularJS
24 60 (13.30%) SQL
25 57 (12.64%) JavaScript
26 56 (12.42%) BDD
26 56 (12.42%) Open Source
27 55 (12.20%) Spring Boot
28 54 (11.97%) Git (software)

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 34 (7.54%) Elasticsearch
2 32 (7.10%) Apache Spark
3 19 (4.21%) Apache
4 17 (3.77%) Tomcat
5 14 (3.10%) WebSphere
6 13 (2.88%) Confluence
7 12 (2.66%) JBoss
8 8 (1.77%) Mule
9 7 (1.55%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (0.89%) Jetty
10 4 (0.89%) nginx
11 3 (0.67%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.44%) CMS
12 2 (0.44%) IIS
12 2 (0.44%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.22%) Oracle Service Bus
13 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 123 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (7.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (4.43%) Google Cloud Platform
4 17 (3.77%) AWS CloudFormation
5 15 (3.33%) PaaS
5 15 (3.33%) Serverless
6 12 (2.66%) AWS Lambda
7 10 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (2.00%) GitHub
9 6 (1.33%) SaaS
10 5 (1.11%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.89%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.89%) IaaS
11 4 (0.89%) npm
11 4 (0.89%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.89%) HTTP
2 3 (0.67%) Firewall
3 2 (0.44%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.44%) Network Security
3 2 (0.44%) SSL
3 2 (0.44%) VPN
4 1 (0.22%) AMQP
4 1 (0.22%) DHCP
4 1 (0.22%) DNS
4 1 (0.22%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.22%) Internet
4 1 (0.22%) LAN
4 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.22%) VLAN
4 1 (0.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (14.63%) Big Data
2 51 (11.31%) Hadoop
3 46 (10.20%) NoSQL
4 43 (9.53%) MongoDB
5 29 (6.43%) Relational Database
6 22 (4.88%) Apache Hive
7 18 (3.99%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (3.77%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (2.88%) MySQL
9 13 (2.88%) RDBMS
10 10 (2.22%) SQL Server
11 9 (2.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 6 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (1.33%) Flink
12 6 (1.33%) Redis
13 4 (0.89%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.67%) Aerospike
14 3 (0.67%) BigQuery
14 3 (0.67%) Blockchain
14 3 (0.67%) HBase
Development Applications
1 112 (24.83%) Jenkins
2 99 (21.95%) Maven
3 54 (11.97%) Git (software)
4 47 (10.42%) Selenium
5 37 (8.20%) Cucumber
6 36 (7.98%) Gradle
7 28 (6.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 26 (5.76%) Hudson
9 23 (5.10%) JIRA
10 21 (4.66%) Artifactory
10 21 (4.66%) Vagrant
11 20 (4.43%) JUnit
12 9 (2.00%) JMeter
13 8 (1.77%) TeamCity
14 7 (1.55%) Appium
14 7 (1.55%) WebDriver
15 6 (1.33%) IBM UrbanCode
16 5 (1.11%) Mockito
16 5 (1.11%) Subversion
16 5 (1.11%) The Grinder
General
1 125 (27.72%) Finance
2 69 (15.30%) Banking
3 30 (6.65%) Front Office
4 10 (2.22%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.77%) Games
6 6 (1.33%) Retail
6 6 (1.33%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.11%) Back Office
8 4 (0.89%) Marketing
9 3 (0.67%) Electronics
9 3 (0.67%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.22%) Advertising
10 1 (0.22%) Automotive
10 1 (0.22%) Billing
10 1 (0.22%) Law
10 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (28.38%) Spring
2 82 (18.18%) Kafka
3 70 (15.52%) Web Services
4 64 (14.19%) AngularJS
5 55 (12.20%) Spring Boot
6 47 (10.42%) J2EE
7 43 (9.53%) React
7 43 (9.53%) RESTful
8 34 (7.54%) REST
9 28 (6.21%) J2SE
10 22 (4.88%) Node.js
11 19 (4.21%) SOAP
12 18 (3.99%) NumPy
12 18 (3.99%) SciPy
13 15 (3.33%) HTML
14 13 (2.88%) Hibernate
14 13 (2.88%) RabbitMQ
15 12 (2.66%) GraphQL
15 12 (2.66%) JSON
16 9 (2.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 49 (10.86%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (3.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 18 (3.99%) User Experience
3 14 (3.10%) Fintech
3 14 (3.10%) Public Cloud
4 13 (2.88%) Fixed Income
4 13 (2.88%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.66%) iPad
6 10 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.22%) Wiki
7 9 (2.00%) Cloud Native
8 8 (1.77%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.77%) Hedge funds
9 7 (1.55%) Algorithms
9 7 (1.55%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.55%) Equities
10 5 (1.11%) Derivative
11 4 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.89%) Smart Home
11 4 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 82 (18.18%) Linux
2 19 (4.21%) Unix
3 12 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (2.22%) Android
5 8 (1.77%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.77%) CentOS
6 7 (1.55%) Windows
7 2 (0.44%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (52.55%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (38.58%) Software Engineering
3 166 (36.81%) DevOps
4 118 (26.16%) Microservices
5 102 (22.62%) Continuous Integration
6 92 (20.40%) TDD
7 78 (17.29%) Test Automation
8 76 (16.85%) Scrum
9 56 (12.42%) BDD
9 56 (12.42%) Open Source
10 46 (10.20%) Continuous Delivery
11 42 (9.31%) Low Latency
12 38 (8.43%) Mentoring
13 36 (7.98%) E-Commerce
14 34 (7.54%) OO
15 28 (6.21%) Asset Management
15 28 (6.21%) Problem-Solving
16 25 (5.54%) Pair Programming
17 24 (5.32%) Configuration Management
18 22 (4.88%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 449 (99.56%) Java
2 114 (25.28%) Java 8
3 113 (25.06%) Python
4 60 (13.30%) SQL
5 57 (12.64%) JavaScript
6 45 (9.98%) Scala
7 31 (6.87%) Groovy
8 27 (5.99%) C++
9 25 (5.54%) C#
10 20 (4.43%) Bash Shell
11 12 (2.66%) Go
12 8 (1.77%) Ruby
12 8 (1.77%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.33%) C
13 6 (1.33%) R
14 5 (1.11%) Clojure
14 5 (1.11%) Kotlin
15 4 (0.89%) Java 9
15 4 (0.89%) Perl
15 4 (0.89%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 33 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 19 (4.21%) AWS Certification
3 18 (3.99%) SC Cleared
4 16 (3.55%) Degree
5 6 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.11%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.89%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.67%) ISEB
9 2 (0.44%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.44%) PhD
10 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.22%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.21%) QA
2 3 (0.67%) PSD2
3 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 121 (26.83%) Docker
2 6 (1.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.67%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.44%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 73 (16.19%) Kubernetes
2 50 (11.09%) Terraform
3 45 (9.98%) Ansible
4 28 (6.21%) Puppet
5 12 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.77%) Packer
7 6 (1.33%) Hadoop YARN
7 6 (1.33%) Mesos
8 5 (1.11%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (0.89%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.67%) Consul
10 3 (0.67%) Oozie
10 3 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.44%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.44%) Kibana
11 2 (0.44%) rkt
12 1 (0.22%) Grafana
12 1 (0.22%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.22%) Rancher
12 1 (0.22%) Salt
Vendors
1 16 (3.55%) Oracle
2 13 (2.88%) Google
3 12 (2.66%) Red Hat
4 9 (2.00%) Splunk
5 5 (1.11%) Microsoft
6 4 (0.89%) IBM
7 3 (0.67%) Infragistics
7 3 (0.67%) New Relic
7 3 (0.67%) SAP
7 3 (0.67%) Tableau
8 2 (0.44%) Ab Initio
8 2 (0.44%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.44%) CA
8 2 (0.44%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (0.44%) ForgeRock
8 2 (0.44%) Informatica
8 2 (0.44%) Perforce
9 1 (0.22%) Apple
9 1 (0.22%) Citrix
9 1 (0.22%) JDA