The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 286 352 359
Rank change year-on-year +66 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 115 82 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.58% 0.36% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.38% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 66 54
Median daily rate £500 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £395 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.66 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £46.75
% change year-on-year +3.75% -14.43%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18684 21436 20340
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.82% 95.00% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13292 15400 14048
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 285 370
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Java Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Java Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +15 20 £550 +11.39% 16
Croydon - 4 £425 -
Java Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 247 (99.60%) Java
2 121 (48.79%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (32.66%) Linux
4 79 (31.85%) DevOps
5 78 (31.45%) Python
6 64 (25.81%) TDD
6 64 (25.81%) Software Engineering
7 63 (25.40%) Spring
8 60 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
9 55 (22.18%) Jenkins
9 55 (22.18%) Git (software)
10 52 (20.97%) BDD
11 50 (20.16%) Puppet
12 49 (19.76%) Finance
13 48 (19.35%) Maven
14 46 (18.55%) Unix
15 45 (18.15%) Amazon AWS
16 42 (16.94%) Ansible
16 42 (16.94%) JavaScript
17 40 (16.13%) Big Data
17 40 (16.13%) Scala
18 39 (15.73%) Hadoop
18 39 (15.73%) Web Services
19 36 (14.52%) Scrum
19 36 (14.52%) Cucumber
19 36 (14.52%) Docker
20 35 (14.11%) Banking
21 34 (13.71%) Selenium
22 33 (13.31%) SQL
23 31 (12.50%) REST

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 26 (10.48%) Apache Spark
2 16 (6.45%) Apache
3 14 (5.65%) Tomcat
4 11 (4.44%) Apache Solr
5 8 (3.23%) Apache Pig
5 8 (3.23%) Confluence
5 8 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (2.02%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.61%) nginx
7 4 (1.61%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.21%) Ethereum
9 2 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.81%) JBoss
9 2 (0.81%) Jetty
10 1 (0.40%) Commerce Server
10 1 (0.40%) DataSynapse
10 1 (0.40%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Adobe Campaign
1 2 (0.81%) Unica
2 1 (0.40%) Endur
2 1 (0.40%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 45 (18.15%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.84%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (3.63%) Amazon S3
3 9 (3.63%) Amazon SQS
4 6 (2.42%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (2.02%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.02%) GitHub
5 5 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.81%) SaaS
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.40%) G Suite
8 1 (0.40%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.40%) Heroku
8 1 (0.40%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.40%) PaaS
8 1 (0.40%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.26%) HTTP
2 9 (3.63%) Internet
2 9 (3.63%) LDAP
3 8 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.42%) SSL
5 3 (1.21%) Kerberos
5 3 (1.21%) SSH
6 2 (0.81%) AMQP
6 2 (0.81%) BGP
6 2 (0.81%) DNS
6 2 (0.81%) Firewall
6 2 (0.81%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.40%) IPv4
7 1 (0.40%) IPv6
7 1 (0.40%) SMS
7 1 (0.40%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (16.13%) Big Data
2 39 (15.73%) Hadoop
3 24 (9.68%) NoSQL
4 21 (8.47%) Apache Hive
5 18 (7.26%) HBase
6 16 (6.45%) Relational Database
7 15 (6.05%) MongoDB
8 12 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (4.44%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (3.63%) MySQL
11 7 (2.82%) Oracle Database
12 5 (2.02%) Blockchain
12 5 (2.02%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.61%) Data Lake
13 4 (1.61%) Flink
13 4 (1.61%) Redis
14 3 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (1.21%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (1.21%) Hazelcast
15 2 (0.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 55 (22.18%) Git (software)
1 55 (22.18%) Jenkins
2 48 (19.35%) Maven
3 36 (14.52%) Cucumber
4 34 (13.71%) Selenium
5 23 (9.27%) JIRA
6 22 (8.87%) JUnit
7 13 (5.24%) WebDriver
8 11 (4.44%) Gradle
8 11 (4.44%) Mockito
9 10 (4.03%) Subversion
10 8 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (2.82%) Ant
12 5 (2.02%) Eclipse
12 5 (2.02%) RSpec
12 5 (2.02%) SoapUI
13 4 (1.61%) HP UFT
14 3 (1.21%) Bugzilla
14 3 (1.21%) Hudson
14 3 (1.21%) JMeter
General
1 49 (19.76%) Finance
2 35 (14.11%) Banking
3 10 (4.03%) Retail
4 7 (2.82%) Games
5 6 (2.42%) Back Office
6 5 (2.02%) Advertising
6 5 (2.02%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.02%) Marketing
7 4 (1.61%) Publishing
8 3 (1.21%) Front Office
8 3 (1.21%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.81%) Automotive
10 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.40%) French Language
10 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (25.40%) Spring
2 39 (15.73%) Web Services
3 31 (12.50%) REST
4 24 (9.68%) Kafka
5 23 (9.27%) CSS
6 22 (8.87%) AngularJS
6 22 (8.87%) Hibernate
6 22 (8.87%) RESTful
7 21 (8.47%) HTML
7 21 (8.47%) XML
8 19 (7.66%) Node.js
9 16 (6.45%) JSON
10 15 (6.05%) JMS
11 14 (5.65%) Spring MVC
12 13 (5.24%) J2EE
12 13 (5.24%) Spring Boot
13 12 (4.84%) ActiveMQ
13 12 (4.84%) SOAP
14 10 (4.03%) HTML5
14 10 (4.03%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.84%) Computer Science
2 9 (3.63%) User Experience
3 8 (3.23%) Algorithms
3 8 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.82%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (2.42%) Wiki
6 5 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.61%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.21%) Equities
8 3 (1.21%) PKI
9 2 (0.81%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.81%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.81%) Fintech
9 2 (0.81%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.81%) Online Games
10 1 (0.40%) BBC
10 1 (0.40%) Bitcoin
10 1 (0.40%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.40%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 81 (32.66%) Linux
2 46 (18.55%) Unix
3 13 (5.24%) CentOS
4 4 (1.61%) Windows
5 3 (1.21%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.81%) Android
6 2 (0.81%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.81%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (48.79%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (31.85%) DevOps
3 64 (25.81%) Software Engineering
3 64 (25.81%) TDD
4 60 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
5 52 (20.97%) BDD
6 36 (14.52%) Scrum
7 27 (10.89%) Microservices
8 26 (10.48%) Open Source
9 24 (9.68%) Test Automation
10 20 (8.06%) Configuration Management
10 20 (8.06%) Continuous Deployment
11 19 (7.66%) MVC
12 18 (7.26%) OO
13 17 (6.85%) Kanban
14 16 (6.45%) Continuous Delivery
15 14 (5.65%) E-Commerce
16 12 (4.84%) High Availability
17 11 (4.44%) Mentoring
18 10 (4.03%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 247 (99.60%) Java
2 78 (31.45%) Python
3 42 (16.94%) JavaScript
4 40 (16.13%) Scala
5 33 (13.31%) SQL
6 30 (12.10%) Bash Shell
7 24 (9.68%) Perl
8 15 (6.05%) Ruby
9 10 (4.03%) Shell Script
10 8 (3.23%) Groovy
11 6 (2.42%) C
12 5 (2.02%) Go
13 4 (1.61%) C#
13 4 (1.61%) C++
13 4 (1.61%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.61%) XPath
14 3 (1.21%) PHP
14 3 (1.21%) R
15 2 (0.81%) Clojure
15 2 (0.81%) F#
Qualifications
1 11 (4.44%) Degree
2 8 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 8 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.40%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (10.89%) QA
2 8 (3.23%) SDET
3 1 (0.40%) MiFID
3 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (14.52%) Docker
2 6 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (2.02%) HDFS
4 4 (1.61%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.40%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 50 (20.16%) Puppet
2 42 (16.94%) Ansible
3 16 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (4.03%) Hadoop YARN
4 10 (4.03%) Terraform
5 8 (3.23%) Kubernetes
6 6 (2.42%) OpenAM
7 4 (1.61%) Graphite
7 4 (1.61%) Oozie
8 3 (1.21%) Marathon
8 3 (1.21%) Mesos
9 2 (0.81%) Chronos
9 2 (0.81%) Kibana
9 2 (0.81%) Nagios
9 2 (0.81%) Rancher
10 1 (0.40%) Ambari
10 1 (0.40%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.40%) Grafana
10 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (7.26%) Oracle
2 17 (6.85%) Atlassian
3 9 (3.63%) Red Hat
4 8 (3.23%) Hortonworks
5 7 (2.82%) Adobe
6 6 (2.42%) IBM
7 5 (2.02%) Google
7 5 (2.02%) Perforce
7 5 (2.02%) Splunk
8 4 (1.61%) HP
9 3 (1.21%) Cloudera
10 2 (0.81%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.81%) Microsoft
10 2 (0.81%) MuleSoft
10 2 (0.81%) SAP
10 2 (0.81%) Solace
11 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.40%) Sybase
11 1 (0.40%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.40%) WorldPay
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