Period
to 20 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 303 349 409
Rank change year-on-year +46 +60 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 359 254 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.76% 0.62% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.65% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 216 170
London median daily rate £525 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09% +27.91%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £375
90th Percentile £650 £675 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
London median hourly rate - £29.82 -
England median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +7.50% -5.88% -1.45%

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 44,477 38,947 42,016
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.93% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,411 27,735 29,786
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 622 563 646
London median hourly rate £20.56 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.37% +13.16% +6.35%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.96 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +11.45%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +17 95 £538 -14.00% 28
South London -25 26 £550 +22.22%
West London -29 6 £469 +6.53% 22
North London -4 1 £500 - 5
Java Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 359 (100.00%) Java
2 202 (56.27%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (35.65%) Software Engineering
4 110 (30.64%) TDD
5 107 (29.81%) DevOps
6 103 (28.69%) Spring
7 92 (25.63%) Docker
8 91 (25.35%) Amazon AWS
9 88 (24.51%) JavaScript
10 86 (23.96%) Finance
10 86 (23.96%) Maven
11 85 (23.68%) BDD
12 84 (23.40%) Jenkins
13 81 (22.56%) Linux
14 77 (21.45%) Python
15 76 (21.17%) Web Services
16 74 (20.61%) Continuous Integration
17 73 (20.33%) Git (software)
18 68 (18.94%) Test Automation
18 68 (18.94%) Banking
19 67 (18.66%) SQL
20 66 (18.38%) QA
21 63 (17.55%) REST
22 61 (16.99%) Microservices
23 57 (15.88%) Cucumber
23 57 (15.88%) Selenium
24 56 (15.60%) Scrum
25 48 (13.37%) Kubernetes
25 48 (13.37%) Continuous Delivery
26 47 (13.09%) Node.js

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 31 (8.64%) Apache Spark
2 24 (6.69%) Tomcat
3 20 (5.57%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (4.18%) Cloud Foundry
5 14 (3.90%) Confluence
6 13 (3.62%) JBoss
7 12 (3.34%) Apache
8 10 (2.79%) Mule
9 5 (1.39%) Jetty
10 3 (0.84%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.84%) GlassFish
10 3 (0.84%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.84%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (0.84%) SAS
11 2 (0.56%) Apache ServiceMix
11 2 (0.56%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.56%) IIS
11 2 (0.56%) Mule ESB
11 2 (0.56%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 91 (25.35%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (7.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.90%) npm
4 13 (3.62%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (3.06%) Amazon S3
5 11 (3.06%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (2.23%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (1.95%) GitHub
7 7 (1.95%) Serverless
8 6 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (1.39%) OpenShift
9 5 (1.39%) PaaS
10 4 (1.11%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.84%) AWS Data Pipeline
11 3 (0.84%) BrowserStack
11 3 (0.84%) Google App Engine
11 3 (0.84%) Sauce Labs
11 3 (0.84%) Slack
12 2 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.46%) Firewall
2 7 (1.95%) DHCP
2 7 (1.95%) DNS
2 7 (1.95%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.39%) 3G
3 5 (1.39%) HTTP
3 5 (1.39%) ICMP
3 5 (1.39%) LTE
4 4 (1.11%) Network Security
5 3 (0.84%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (0.84%) Internet
5 3 (0.84%) NAS
5 3 (0.84%) SMS
6 2 (0.56%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.56%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.28%) FTP
7 1 (0.28%) IPsec
7 1 (0.28%) LAN
7 1 (0.28%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (10.58%) Big Data
2 34 (9.47%) Hadoop
3 26 (7.24%) NoSQL
4 21 (5.85%) MongoDB
5 19 (5.29%) Apache Hive
5 19 (5.29%) Relational Database
6 12 (3.34%) HBase
7 11 (3.06%) MySQL
8 9 (2.51%) Impala
8 9 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (1.95%) SQL Server
10 5 (1.39%) Flink
10 5 (1.39%) Hazelcast
10 5 (1.39%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (1.11%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.11%) BigQuery
11 4 (1.11%) Bigtable
11 4 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 86 (23.96%) Maven
2 84 (23.40%) Jenkins
3 73 (20.33%) Git (software)
4 57 (15.88%) Cucumber
4 57 (15.88%) Selenium
5 39 (10.86%) JIRA
6 27 (7.52%) TeamCity
7 25 (6.96%) JUnit
8 21 (5.85%) Sonatype Nexus
8 21 (5.85%) WebDriver
9 17 (4.74%) Gradle
10 15 (4.18%) Liquibase
11 11 (3.06%) Subversion
12 10 (2.79%) IntelliJ
12 10 (2.79%) TestNG
13 9 (2.51%) JMeter
14 8 (2.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (2.23%) Hudson
15 7 (1.95%) Eclipse
16 6 (1.67%) Ant
General
1 86 (23.96%) Finance
2 68 (18.94%) Banking
3 36 (10.03%) Investment Banking
4 8 (2.23%) Games
5 7 (1.95%) Retail
5 7 (1.95%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.67%) Marketing
7 4 (1.11%) Back Office
8 3 (0.84%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.84%) Front Office
9 2 (0.56%) Billing
9 2 (0.56%) Law
9 2 (0.56%) Publishing
10 1 (0.28%) Electronics
10 1 (0.28%) International Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Legal
10 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (28.69%) Spring
2 76 (21.17%) Web Services
3 63 (17.55%) REST
4 47 (13.09%) Node.js
5 41 (11.42%) RESTful
6 36 (10.03%) Hibernate
7 34 (9.47%) React
8 32 (8.91%) Kafka
9 28 (7.80%) AngularJS
10 26 (7.24%) Spring MVC
11 24 (6.69%) Spring Boot
12 20 (5.57%) HTML
13 19 (5.29%) Redux
14 18 (5.01%) J2EE
15 16 (4.46%) JSON
16 15 (4.18%) SOAP
17 14 (3.90%) Apache Camel
17 14 (3.90%) HTML5
17 14 (3.90%) JMS
18 13 (3.62%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.47%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (5.01%) Fintech
3 15 (4.18%) Linux Command Line
4 14 (3.90%) Data Structures
5 12 (3.34%) User Experience
6 11 (3.06%) Algorithms
7 10 (2.79%) Computer Science
8 9 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (2.51%) Fixed Income
9 8 (2.23%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.95%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.39%) Clustering
11 5 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.39%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.11%) Digital Media
13 3 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
13 3 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 3 (0.84%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.84%) Online Games
13 3 (0.84%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 81 (22.56%) Linux
2 46 (12.81%) Unix
3 13 (3.62%) Windows
4 12 (3.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (2.79%) CentOS
6 8 (2.23%) Android
7 7 (1.95%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.84%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (56.27%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (35.65%) Software Engineering
3 110 (30.64%) TDD
4 107 (29.81%) DevOps
5 85 (23.68%) BDD
6 74 (20.61%) Continuous Integration
7 68 (18.94%) Test Automation
8 61 (16.99%) Microservices
9 56 (15.60%) Scrum
10 48 (13.37%) Continuous Delivery
11 44 (12.26%) MVC
12 33 (9.19%) SDLC
13 32 (8.91%) OO
14 26 (7.24%) Multithreading
15 25 (6.96%) High Availability
16 20 (5.57%) Open Source
17 16 (4.46%) E-Commerce
17 16 (4.46%) OOD
18 15 (4.18%) Low Latency
18 15 (4.18%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 359 (100.00%) Java
2 88 (24.51%) JavaScript
3 77 (21.45%) Python
4 67 (18.66%) SQL
5 42 (11.70%) Scala
6 36 (10.03%) Ruby
7 27 (7.52%) Bash Shell
8 21 (5.85%) Groovy
9 16 (4.46%) Go
10 15 (4.18%) C#
11 12 (3.34%) C++
12 8 (2.23%) C
12 8 (2.23%) Perl
13 5 (1.39%) VB
14 4 (1.11%) Kotlin
14 4 (1.11%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.84%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.84%) XPath
15 3 (0.84%) XQuery
16 2 (0.56%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (4.46%) Degree
2 15 (4.18%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.90%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.84%) ISEB
6 2 (0.56%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.56%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (18.38%) QA
2 4 (1.11%) GCP
2 4 (1.11%) PSD2
3 3 (0.84%) GDPR
4 2 (0.56%) MiFID
5 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.28%) EMIR
System Software
1 92 (25.63%) Docker
2 5 (1.39%) HDFS
3 3 (0.84%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.84%) NFS
3 3 (0.84%) Platform Symphony
3 3 (0.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (0.84%) Veritas File System
4 2 (0.56%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.28%) Postfix
5 1 (0.28%) Squid
5 1 (0.28%) vCloud
5 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 48 (13.37%) Kubernetes
2 44 (12.26%) Ansible
3 43 (11.98%) Puppet
4 30 (8.36%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (6.13%) Docker Swarm
6 19 (5.29%) Terraform
7 9 (2.51%) Mesos
8 5 (1.39%) Nagios
9 4 (1.11%) Oozie
10 3 (0.84%) Hadoop YARN
10 3 (0.84%) logstash
10 3 (0.84%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.84%) Packer
10 3 (0.84%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.84%) Rancher
10 3 (0.84%) rkt
11 2 (0.56%) Capistrano
11 2 (0.56%) Kibana
11 2 (0.56%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (7.24%) Splunk
2 19 (5.29%) Red Hat
3 17 (4.74%) AppDynamics
4 12 (3.34%) Oracle
5 11 (3.06%) Google
6 9 (2.51%) IBM
7 8 (2.23%) Microsoft
8 7 (1.95%) Sybase
9 5 (1.39%) HP
10 4 (1.11%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.11%) MuleSoft
10 4 (1.11%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.84%) Brocade
11 3 (0.84%) LogRhythm
11 3 (0.84%) NetApp
11 3 (0.84%) Perforce
11 3 (0.84%) Sonatype
11 3 (0.84%) Symantec
11 3 (0.84%) Veritas
12 2 (0.56%) VMware