Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 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 Engineer
England > London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 317 396 403
Rank change year-on-year +79 +7 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 365 225 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.77% 0.50% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.52% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 174 197
London median daily rate £550 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +22.22%
10th Percentile £413 £383 £363
90th Percentile £650 £671 £675
England median daily rate £525 £468 £490
% change year-on-year +12.30% -4.59% +15.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
London median hourly rate - £55.00 -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.75 £41.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.01% +22.96%

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 44704 42967 43917
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.99% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32366 30551 30963
London median daily rate £498 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% +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 554 561 677
London median hourly rate £20.47 £19.50 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.96% +3.48% +7.69%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 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 +56 104 £585 -4.57% 19
South London -17 19 £540 +18.36% 1
West London -5 2 £513 +42.36% 9
Java Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Java Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 364 (99.73%) Java
2 184 (50.41%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (32.88%) TDD
4 109 (29.86%) Software Engineering
5 104 (28.49%) Amazon AWS
6 100 (27.40%) DevOps
7 96 (26.30%) JavaScript
8 87 (23.84%) Linux
9 85 (23.29%) Finance
10 83 (22.74%) Python
11 81 (22.19%) Docker
12 80 (21.92%) Spring
13 79 (21.64%) Test Automation
14 78 (21.37%) Banking
15 77 (21.10%) Web Services
16 74 (20.27%) Jenkins
16 74 (20.27%) REST
17 72 (19.73%) BDD
18 70 (19.18%) Big Data
19 69 (18.90%) SQL
20 67 (18.36%) Git (software)
21 64 (17.53%) Continuous Integration
21 64 (17.53%) Maven
22 61 (16.71%) Hadoop
22 61 (16.71%) Apache Spark
23 58 (15.89%) Scala
24 56 (15.34%) QA
25 54 (14.79%) Cucumber
26 48 (13.15%) NoSQL
26 48 (13.15%) Scrum

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 61 (16.71%) Apache Spark
2 44 (12.05%) Apache
3 31 (8.49%) Elasticsearch
4 26 (7.12%) Tomcat
5 18 (4.93%) Confluence
6 8 (2.19%) JBoss
7 7 (1.92%) Apache Solr
8 6 (1.64%) Cloud Foundry
8 6 (1.64%) Mule
9 5 (1.37%) Apache Pig
10 4 (1.10%) IIS
10 4 (1.10%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.82%) Jetty
11 3 (0.82%) SAS
12 2 (0.55%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.55%) Mule ESB
13 1 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 1 (0.27%) Anypoint
13 1 (0.27%) Apache Airflow
13 1 (0.27%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 104 (28.49%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (6.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.84%) GitHub
4 10 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (2.47%) Amazon S3
6 8 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (1.92%) PaaS
8 5 (1.37%) IaaS
8 5 (1.37%) SaaS
9 4 (1.10%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (1.10%) BrowserStack
9 4 (1.10%) npm
9 4 (1.10%) OpenShift
9 4 (1.10%) Serverless
10 3 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.82%) Slack
11 2 (0.55%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.47%) Firewall
1 9 (2.47%) HTTP
2 8 (2.19%) Internet
3 4 (1.10%) Kerberos
3 4 (1.10%) LDAP
3 4 (1.10%) Network Security
3 4 (1.10%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.82%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (0.82%) NAS
5 2 (0.55%) DSL
6 1 (0.27%) DNS
6 1 (0.27%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.27%) OpenVPN
6 1 (0.27%) SSH
6 1 (0.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (19.18%) Big Data
2 61 (16.71%) Hadoop
3 48 (13.15%) NoSQL
4 38 (10.41%) MongoDB
5 29 (7.95%) Apache Hive
6 27 (7.40%) HBase
7 21 (5.75%) Impala
8 17 (4.66%) Flink
9 15 (4.11%) Relational Database
10 13 (3.56%) Apache Cassandra
11 12 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (2.19%) MySQL
13 6 (1.64%) Blockchain
14 5 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
14 5 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (1.37%) Oracle Database
15 4 (1.10%) BigQuery
15 4 (1.10%) KDB
16 3 (0.82%) Bigtable
16 3 (0.82%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 74 (20.27%) Jenkins
2 67 (18.36%) Git (software)
3 64 (17.53%) Maven
4 54 (14.79%) Cucumber
5 38 (10.41%) Selenium
6 35 (9.59%) JIRA
7 31 (8.49%) JUnit
8 25 (6.85%) TeamCity
9 19 (5.21%) WebDriver
10 12 (3.29%) JMeter
11 11 (3.01%) Gradle
11 11 (3.01%) Sonatype Nexus
12 10 (2.74%) Ant
12 10 (2.74%) IntelliJ
12 10 (2.74%) TestNG
13 9 (2.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (2.47%) Bitbucket
13 9 (2.47%) Subversion
14 7 (1.92%) Eclipse
14 7 (1.92%) Mockito
General
1 85 (23.29%) Finance
2 78 (21.37%) Banking
3 32 (8.77%) Investment Banking
4 13 (3.56%) Financial Institution
5 11 (3.01%) Billing
6 9 (2.47%) Marketing
7 7 (1.92%) Front Office
8 6 (1.64%) Retail
9 4 (1.10%) Games
10 2 (0.55%) Back Office
10 2 (0.55%) Publishing
11 1 (0.27%) Electronics
11 1 (0.27%) Law
11 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (21.92%) Spring
2 77 (21.10%) Web Services
3 74 (20.27%) REST
4 43 (11.78%) Kafka
4 43 (11.78%) Node.js
5 39 (10.68%) RESTful
6 34 (9.32%) React
7 28 (7.67%) Hibernate
7 28 (7.67%) JSON
8 24 (6.58%) HTML
9 21 (5.75%) AngularJS
9 21 (5.75%) Redux
10 20 (5.48%) Spring Boot
11 17 (4.66%) HTML5
12 16 (4.38%) J2EE
13 14 (3.84%) CSS
13 14 (3.84%) Java EE
13 14 (3.84%) Spring MVC
13 14 (3.84%) XML
14 13 (3.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.41%) Greenfield Project
2 26 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.66%) Virtual Team
4 16 (4.38%) Fintech
5 15 (4.11%) Computer Science
6 14 (3.84%) Data Structures
7 12 (3.29%) Algorithms
8 11 (3.01%) Hedge funds
9 9 (2.47%) User Experience
10 8 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (2.19%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.37%) Clustering
11 5 (1.37%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.10%) EPoS
12 4 (1.10%) Equities
12 4 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (1.10%) Online Games
13 3 (0.82%) Data Centre
13 3 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
14 2 (0.55%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 87 (23.84%) Linux
2 35 (9.59%) Unix
3 14 (3.84%) Windows
4 11 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (2.19%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.19%) CentOS
6 7 (1.92%) Android
7 4 (1.10%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.27%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (50.41%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (32.88%) TDD
3 109 (29.86%) Software Engineering
4 100 (27.40%) DevOps
5 79 (21.64%) Test Automation
6 72 (19.73%) BDD
7 64 (17.53%) Continuous Integration
8 48 (13.15%) Microservices
8 48 (13.15%) Scrum
9 42 (11.51%) Continuous Delivery
10 37 (10.14%) SDLC
11 31 (8.49%) MVC
12 27 (7.40%) MapReduce
13 26 (7.12%) Multithreading
14 25 (6.85%) OO
15 24 (6.58%) E-Commerce
16 22 (6.03%) Open Source
17 19 (5.21%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 19 (5.21%) High Availability
18 18 (4.93%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 364 (99.73%) Java
2 96 (26.30%) JavaScript
3 83 (22.74%) Python
4 69 (18.90%) SQL
5 58 (15.89%) Scala
6 30 (8.22%) Bash Shell
7 23 (6.30%) Ruby
8 20 (5.48%) C++
9 19 (5.21%) Go
10 18 (4.93%) Groovy
11 15 (4.11%) C#
12 13 (3.56%) Perl
13 4 (1.10%) Kotlin
13 4 (1.10%) R
13 4 (1.10%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.10%) XQuery
14 3 (0.82%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.82%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.82%) VB
14 3 (0.82%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (4.66%) Security Cleared
2 14 (3.84%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.29%) Degree
4 10 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.10%) PhD
6 3 (0.82%) ISEB
6 3 (0.82%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.55%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (15.34%) QA
2 4 (1.10%) GCP
3 2 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.55%) EMIR
3 2 (0.55%) MiFID
3 2 (0.55%) PSD2
System Software
1 81 (22.19%) Docker
2 21 (5.75%) HDFS
3 14 (3.84%) Apache Flume
4 6 (1.64%) OpenAM
5 4 (1.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (1.10%) OpenIDM
6 3 (0.82%) NFS
6 3 (0.82%) Platform Symphony
6 3 (0.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (0.82%) Veritas File System
6 3 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.55%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.27%) Postfix
8 1 (0.27%) Squid
8 1 (0.27%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 42 (11.51%) Ansible
2 36 (9.86%) Kubernetes
3 30 (8.22%) Puppet
4 26 (7.12%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (5.21%) Terraform
6 15 (4.11%) Oozie
7 10 (2.74%) Docker Swarm
8 8 (2.19%) logstash
9 5 (1.37%) Mesos
9 5 (1.37%) Nagios
10 3 (0.82%) Hadoop YARN
10 3 (0.82%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.82%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.82%) rkt
11 2 (0.55%) Grafana
11 2 (0.55%) Graphite
11 2 (0.55%) Kibana
11 2 (0.55%) Packer
11 2 (0.55%) Rancher
11 2 (0.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 19 (5.21%) Red Hat
2 18 (4.93%) Splunk
3 9 (2.47%) Google
3 9 (2.47%) IBM
3 9 (2.47%) Microsoft
3 9 (2.47%) Oracle
4 7 (1.92%) AppDynamics
5 6 (1.64%) Facebook
5 6 (1.64%) Sybase
6 5 (1.37%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.10%) ForgeRock
7 4 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.10%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.10%) VMware
8 3 (0.82%) LogRhythm
8 3 (0.82%) NetApp
8 3 (0.82%) Perforce
8 3 (0.82%) SaltStack
8 3 (0.82%) Sonatype
8 3 (0.82%) Symantec