Period
to 18 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 265 340 410
Rank change year-on-year +75 +70 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 448 287 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.98% 0.67% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.70% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 233 165
London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £419 £406 £354
90th Percentile £675 £638 £650
England median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £55.00
England median hourly rate £43.00 £52.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year -18.10% +39.07% -19.68%

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 43,454 40,952 42,988
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 95.07% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,370 29,217 30,954
London median daily rate £500 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +1.12%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 629 504 477
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.23 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.77% +13.20% -3.88%
10th Percentile £13.10 £12.52 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £48.54
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.83%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 -26 76 £575 -1.63% 42
South London -25 18 £525 - 1
West London - 14 £425 - 18
East London -9 9 £500 - 3
Java Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 448 (100.00%) Java
2 262 (58.48%) Agile Software Development
3 169 (37.72%) Software Engineering
4 123 (27.46%) Spring
5 116 (25.89%) Finance
6 113 (25.22%) DevOps
7 111 (24.78%) Java 8
8 107 (23.88%) TDD
9 106 (23.66%) Amazon AWS
10 103 (22.99%) Continuous Integration
11 102 (22.77%) Docker
12 101 (22.54%) Scrum
13 97 (21.65%) JavaScript
14 85 (18.97%) Maven
15 84 (18.75%) Web Services
16 83 (18.53%) Test Automation
17 81 (18.08%) Microservices
17 81 (18.08%) Python
18 76 (16.96%) Linux
18 76 (16.96%) Jenkins
19 71 (15.85%) AngularJS
20 67 (14.96%) Kafka
21 65 (14.51%) SQL
22 61 (13.62%) Big Data
23 60 (13.39%) Selenium
24 56 (12.50%) NoSQL
25 55 (12.28%) BDD
26 53 (11.83%) Low Latency
27 51 (11.38%) Kubernetes
28 50 (11.16%) Multithreading

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 48 (10.71%) Elasticsearch
2 27 (6.03%) Apache Spark
3 18 (4.02%) Confluence
3 18 (4.02%) Tomcat
4 15 (3.35%) Apache
5 13 (2.90%) JBoss
6 11 (2.46%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (1.12%) CMS
7 5 (1.12%) Jetty
8 3 (0.67%) Alfresco
8 3 (0.67%) Liferay
8 3 (0.67%) Magnolia
9 2 (0.45%) IIS
9 2 (0.45%) Mule
9 2 (0.45%) nginx
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 106 (23.66%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.90%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (2.46%) PaaS
5 8 (1.79%) Amazon S3
6 7 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (1.56%) SaaS
6 7 (1.56%) Serverless
7 6 (1.34%) IaaS
8 5 (1.12%) GitHub
9 3 (0.67%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.45%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.45%) Heroku
10 2 (0.45%) npm
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.22%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.67%) Firewall
1 3 (0.67%) Internet
2 2 (0.45%) HTTP
2 2 (0.45%) SSL
3 1 (0.22%) DSL
3 1 (0.22%) LAN
3 1 (0.22%) SMS
3 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (13.62%) Big Data
2 56 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 42 (9.38%) Hadoop
4 31 (6.92%) Relational Database
5 26 (5.80%) PostgreSQL
6 25 (5.58%) MongoDB
7 23 (5.13%) Apache Hive
8 16 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
8 16 (3.57%) MySQL
8 16 (3.57%) Redis
9 9 (2.01%) SQL Server
10 8 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (1.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (1.34%) Flink
11 6 (1.34%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.12%) Amazon Redshift
13 4 (0.89%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.67%) Aerospike
14 3 (0.67%) BigQuery
14 3 (0.67%) Bigtable
Development Applications
1 85 (18.97%) Maven
2 76 (16.96%) Jenkins
3 60 (13.39%) Selenium
4 49 (10.94%) Git (software)
5 30 (6.70%) Cucumber
6 28 (6.25%) JUnit
7 22 (4.91%) JIRA
7 22 (4.91%) Vagrant
8 11 (2.46%) Gradle
8 11 (2.46%) JMeter
9 10 (2.23%) WebDriver
10 8 (1.79%) Mockito
11 7 (1.56%) TeamCity
11 7 (1.56%) The Grinder
12 6 (1.34%) Ant
13 5 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (1.12%) Eclipse
13 5 (1.12%) Hudson
13 5 (1.12%) IntelliJ
13 5 (1.12%) JBehave
General
1 116 (25.89%) Finance
2 43 (9.60%) Banking
3 18 (4.02%) Front Office
4 16 (3.57%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.79%) Games
6 7 (1.56%) Retail
7 5 (1.12%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.89%) Back Office
9 3 (0.67%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.45%) Legal
10 2 (0.45%) Marketing
11 1 (0.22%) Automotive
11 1 (0.22%) Electronics
11 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (27.46%) Spring
2 84 (18.75%) Web Services
3 71 (15.85%) AngularJS
4 67 (14.96%) Kafka
5 49 (10.94%) RESTful
6 48 (10.71%) React
7 47 (10.49%) Spring Boot
8 35 (7.81%) J2EE
9 34 (7.59%) SOAP
10 32 (7.14%) REST
11 27 (6.03%) Node.js
12 20 (4.46%) HTML
13 16 (3.57%) Hibernate
13 16 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
14 15 (3.35%) CSS
15 14 (3.13%) .NET
15 14 (3.13%) Spring MVC
16 13 (2.90%) J2SE
16 13 (2.90%) JMS
17 12 (2.68%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.03%) User Experience
2 22 (4.91%) Fixed Income
3 21 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
4 19 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (4.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 16 (3.57%) Computer Science
7 13 (2.90%) Data Structures
7 13 (2.90%) Public Cloud
8 12 (2.68%) Algorithms
9 9 (2.01%) Cloud Native
9 9 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (2.01%) Hedge funds
9 9 (2.01%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.79%) Wiki
11 7 (1.56%) Fintech
12 6 (1.34%) Derivative
12 6 (1.34%) Equities
12 6 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
13 5 (1.12%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 76 (16.96%) Linux
2 23 (5.13%) Unix
3 10 (2.23%) Android
3 10 (2.23%) CentOS
3 10 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (1.34%) Windows
5 5 (1.12%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (58.48%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (37.72%) Software Engineering
3 113 (25.22%) DevOps
4 107 (23.88%) TDD
5 103 (22.99%) Continuous Integration
6 101 (22.54%) Scrum
7 83 (18.53%) Test Automation
8 81 (18.08%) Microservices
9 55 (12.28%) BDD
10 53 (11.83%) Low Latency
11 50 (11.16%) Multithreading
12 48 (10.71%) Open Source
13 39 (8.71%) Problem-Solving
14 37 (8.26%) OO
15 33 (7.37%) Web Development
16 32 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
17 30 (6.70%) Configuration Management
17 30 (6.70%) E-Commerce
18 28 (6.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
19 27 (6.03%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 448 (100.00%) Java
2 111 (24.78%) Java 8
3 97 (21.65%) JavaScript
4 81 (18.08%) Python
5 65 (14.51%) SQL
6 39 (8.71%) Scala
7 28 (6.25%) Bash Shell
8 25 (5.58%) Ruby
9 21 (4.69%) Groovy
10 20 (4.46%) C++
11 15 (3.35%) C#
11 15 (3.35%) Perl
12 13 (2.90%) Shell Script
13 12 (2.68%) Go
14 10 (2.23%) Kotlin
15 9 (2.01%) C
16 8 (1.79%) R
17 5 (1.12%) Clojure
18 4 (0.89%) Ada
18 4 (0.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (6.03%) Security Cleared
2 20 (4.46%) Degree
3 13 (2.90%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.79%) Master's Degree
5 7 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.89%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.67%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.67%) PhD
8 1 (0.22%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.22%) CCSP
8 1 (0.22%) CEH
8 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.22%) CISM
8 1 (0.22%) CISSP
8 1 (0.22%) ISEB
8 1 (0.22%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.79%) QA
2 7 (1.56%) GCP
3 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.45%) SEPA
4 1 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.22%) EMIR
4 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 102 (22.77%) Docker
2 2 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.22%) HDFS
3 1 (0.22%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 51 (11.38%) Kubernetes
2 36 (8.04%) Ansible
3 27 (6.03%) Terraform
4 22 (4.91%) Puppet
5 8 (1.79%) Kibana
6 6 (1.34%) Mesos
6 6 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.12%) logstash
7 5 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.89%) Grafana
8 4 (0.89%) Packer
9 3 (0.67%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.22%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.22%) Consul
10 1 (0.22%) Nagios
10 1 (0.22%) Rancher
10 1 (0.22%) rkt
10 1 (0.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (3.35%) Oracle
2 11 (2.46%) Google
2 11 (2.46%) Red Hat
3 8 (1.79%) AppDynamics
4 7 (1.56%) Splunk
5 5 (1.12%) Atlassian
6 4 (0.89%) IBM
7 3 (0.67%) Infragistics
7 3 (0.67%) Microsoft
7 3 (0.67%) Tableau
8 2 (0.45%) Ab Initio
8 2 (0.45%) CA
8 2 (0.45%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (0.45%) Informatica
8 2 (0.45%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.45%) New Relic
9 1 (0.22%) JDA
9 1 (0.22%) Ping Identity
9 1 (0.22%) SAP
9 1 (0.22%) Sybase