Period
to 4 December 2021

The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 4 December 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 Engineer
England > London
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 286 182 272
Rank change year-on-year -104 +90 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 348 241 325
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.92% 1.48% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.62% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 203 227
10th Percentile £475 £413 £463
25th Percentile £538 £488 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £600
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +4.35%
75th Percentile £700 £650 £675
90th Percentile £788 £713 £750
England median daily rate £600 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £71.00 - -
England median hourly rate £71.00 £43.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +62.29% +2.94% -3.41%

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 35,113 14,906 32,841
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.11% 91.76% 93.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,532 10,810 23,996
10th Percentile £363 £313 £300
25th Percentile £458 £406 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £515 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +8.42% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 125 432
10th Percentile £14.50 £18.00 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.00 £22.50 £15.49
Median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £20.92
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +55.39% +11.49%
75th Percentile £51.75 £46.00 £40.00
90th Percentile £66.55 £61.45 £53.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -13.04% +24.32% +5.71%

Java Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Engineer in London

Java Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Java Engineer in London

Java Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Java Engineer in London over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Java Engineer in London

Java Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

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 4 December 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 -21 53 £650 +13.04% 38
West London -28 1 £690 +53.33% 14
East London - 1 £550 - 4
Java Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, 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.

1 348 (100.00%) Java
2 212 (60.92%) Software Engineering
3 207 (59.48%) AWS
4 148 (42.53%) Microservices
5 139 (39.94%) Agile Software Development
6 128 (36.78%) DevOps
7 127 (36.49%) Kafka
8 122 (35.06%) Docker
9 114 (32.76%) Kubernetes
10 105 (30.17%) Azure
11 94 (27.01%) Spring
12 90 (25.86%) Finance
13 85 (24.43%) GCP
14 82 (23.56%) Spring Boot
15 73 (20.98%) Python
16 71 (20.40%) TDD
17 62 (17.82%) REST
18 60 (17.24%) SQL
19 59 (16.95%) Full Stack Development
20 56 (16.09%) JavaScript
21 53 (15.23%) Asset Management
22 50 (14.37%) NoSQL
22 50 (14.37%) gRPC
23 48 (13.79%) PostgreSQL
24 47 (13.51%) Terraform
25 46 (13.22%) Web Services
26 42 (12.07%) Banking
26 42 (12.07%) SDLC
27 41 (11.78%) Gradle
28 39 (11.21%) Analytics

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 16 (4.60%) Apache Spark
2 10 (2.87%) Apache Airflow
2 10 (2.87%) Cloud Foundry
3 9 (2.59%) Apache
4 8 (2.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (1.15%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.86%) IIS
6 3 (0.86%) JBoss
6 3 (0.86%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.57%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.29%) CMS
8 1 (0.29%) Confluence
8 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.29%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 207 (59.48%) AWS
2 105 (30.17%) Azure
3 85 (24.43%) GCP
4 24 (6.90%) Serverless
5 20 (5.75%) GitHub
6 18 (5.17%) AWS Lambda
7 16 (4.60%) OpenShift
8 15 (4.31%) Amazon S3
8 15 (4.31%) Apigee
9 6 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (1.72%) SaaS
10 5 (1.44%) Slack
11 4 (1.15%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (1.15%) Snowflake
12 3 (0.86%) Amazon ECS
12 3 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.86%) IaaS
12 3 (0.86%) Kong
12 3 (0.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.75%) HTTP
2 15 (4.31%) HTTPS
3 4 (1.15%) Firewall
4 3 (0.86%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.86%) VPN
5 2 (0.57%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.29%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.29%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.29%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (14.37%) NoSQL
2 48 (13.79%) PostgreSQL
3 24 (6.90%) MongoDB
4 19 (5.46%) Redis
5 16 (4.60%) Relational Database
6 15 (4.31%) Couchbase
7 14 (4.02%) Big Data
7 14 (4.02%) Hadoop
8 11 (3.16%) RDBMS
9 9 (2.59%) HBase
9 9 (2.59%) SQL Server
10 8 (2.30%) Hazelcast
11 7 (2.01%) Apache Hive
11 7 (2.01%) MySQL
12 6 (1.72%) Flink
13 5 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 4 (1.15%) Amazon Redshift
15 3 (0.86%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
15 3 (0.86%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 41 (11.78%) Gradle
2 39 (11.21%) Jenkins
2 39 (11.21%) Maven
3 28 (8.05%) Git (software)
4 24 (6.90%) Cucumber
5 15 (4.31%) JUnit
6 13 (3.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 13 (3.74%) TeamCity
7 12 (3.45%) JIRA
7 12 (3.45%) Selenium
8 6 (1.72%) GitLab
9 5 (1.44%) Mockito
10 4 (1.15%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.15%) Postman
11 3 (0.86%) CircleCI
12 2 (0.57%) IntelliJ
12 2 (0.57%) Protractor
12 2 (0.57%) REST Assured
12 2 (0.57%) webpack
13 1 (0.29%) JMeter
General
1 90 (25.86%) Finance
2 42 (12.07%) Banking
3 37 (10.63%) Social Skills
4 26 (7.47%) Front Office
5 7 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.01%) Retail
6 6 (1.72%) Automotive
6 6 (1.72%) Influencing Skills
7 5 (1.44%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.44%) Marketing
8 4 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.15%) Publishing
8 4 (1.15%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.15%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.86%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.86%) Law
9 3 (0.86%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 1 (0.29%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.29%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (36.49%) Kafka
2 94 (27.01%) Spring
3 82 (23.56%) Spring Boot
4 62 (17.82%) REST
5 50 (14.37%) gRPC
6 46 (13.22%) Web Services
7 30 (8.62%) React
8 22 (6.32%) Node.js
8 22 (6.32%) RESTful
9 19 (5.46%) Vert.x
10 18 (5.17%) Protocol Buffers
10 18 (5.17%) SOAP
11 17 (4.89%) XML
12 12 (3.45%) OAuth
13 11 (3.16%) JPA
14 9 (2.59%) Hibernate
15 8 (2.30%) Java EE
15 8 (2.30%) JMS
16 7 (2.01%) AngularJS
16 7 (2.01%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.91%) Cloud Native
2 22 (6.32%) Greenfield Project
3 21 (6.03%) Derivative
3 21 (6.03%) Fixed Income
4 19 (5.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 16 (4.60%) Equities
5 16 (4.60%) Hedge funds
6 8 (2.30%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.44%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.44%) Mobile Banking
7 5 (1.44%) Mobile Payment
7 5 (1.44%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.15%) Legacy Systems
8 4 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.15%) User Experience
9 3 (0.86%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.86%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.86%) DataPower
9 3 (0.86%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (6.61%) Linux
2 9 (2.59%) Unix
3 7 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.44%) Windows
5 1 (0.29%) Android
5 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (60.92%) Software Engineering
2 148 (42.53%) Microservices
3 139 (39.94%) Agile Software Development
4 128 (36.78%) DevOps
5 71 (20.40%) TDD
6 59 (16.95%) Full Stack Development
7 53 (15.23%) Asset Management
8 42 (12.07%) SDLC
9 39 (11.21%) Analytics
9 39 (11.21%) Continuous Integration
10 38 (10.92%) Scrum
11 36 (10.34%) BDD
11 36 (10.34%) Clean Code
12 35 (10.06%) Investment Management
13 34 (9.77%) Fintech
14 29 (8.33%) Test Automation
15 27 (7.76%) B2B
16 25 (7.18%) Problem-Solving
17 23 (6.61%) Deployment Automation
18 20 (5.75%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 348 (100.00%) Java
2 73 (20.98%) Python
3 60 (17.24%) SQL
4 56 (16.09%) JavaScript
5 37 (10.63%) Java 8
6 30 (8.62%) Scala
6 30 (8.62%) TypeScript
7 22 (6.32%) Kotlin
8 13 (3.74%) Java 11
9 5 (1.44%) C
10 4 (1.15%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.15%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.86%) C++
11 3 (0.86%) Go
11 3 (0.86%) Perl
12 2 (0.57%) C#
13 1 (0.29%) ES7
Qualifications
1 14 (4.02%) Degree
2 12 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.16%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.57%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.33%) QA
2 5 (1.44%) Accessibility
3 2 (0.57%) Basel II
System Software
1 122 (35.06%) Docker
2 15 (4.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (1.15%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 114 (32.76%) Kubernetes
2 47 (13.51%) Terraform
3 29 (8.33%) Grafana
4 19 (5.46%) Prometheus
5 13 (3.74%) Ansible
6 11 (3.16%) Puppet
7 10 (2.87%) Bosun
7 10 (2.87%) Rancher
8 5 (1.44%) VictorOps
9 3 (0.86%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (0.86%) Oozie
9 3 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.57%) Istio
10 2 (0.57%) Kibana
11 1 (0.29%) Kiali
11 1 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 26 (7.47%) Oracle
2 23 (6.61%) Confluent
3 10 (2.87%) Google
4 8 (2.30%) Adobe
5 5 (1.44%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.15%) IBM
6 4 (1.15%) MuleSoft
7 3 (0.86%) Databricks
7 3 (0.86%) F5
7 3 (0.86%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.57%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.57%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 2 (0.57%) Splunk
9 1 (0.29%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.29%) CA
9 1 (0.29%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.29%) Citrix
9 1 (0.29%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.29%) Perforce