Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Software Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 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 Software Developer
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 563 583 596
Rank change year-on-year +20 +13 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Developer 72 36 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.080% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.084% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 24 28
London median daily rate £500 £475 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -1.04% +20.00%
10th Percentile £410 £361 £323
90th Percentile £600 £618 £508
England median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
London median hourly rate - £52.50 -
England median hourly rate £44.33 £43.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year +3.08% -2.27% +11.75%

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 44677 42926 44295
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.98% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32353 30510 31225
London median daily rate £498 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.57% +2.78% +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 549 563 683
London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.23 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.60% +1.21% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.77
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Java Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Java Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Java Software Developer in London

Java Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java Software Developer in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Software Developer in London

Java Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Software Developer in London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Software Developer in London

Java Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Software Developer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Software Developer in London

Java Software Developer
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 Software Developer within the London region over the 6 months to 23 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 -5 3 £513 +7.89% 8
South London -32 2 £475 -15.18%
West London -4 1 £550 +52.78% 1
East London - 1 £275 - 2
Java Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Java Software Developer 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 72 (100.00%) Java
2 45 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (52.78%) JSON
4 33 (45.83%) Spring
5 28 (38.89%) Web Services
6 24 (33.33%) SQL
6 24 (33.33%) REST
7 23 (31.94%) TDD
8 22 (30.56%) Test Automation
9 20 (27.78%) Finance
10 19 (26.39%) Amazon AWS
11 18 (25.00%) Scala
11 18 (25.00%) Software Engineering
11 18 (25.00%) XML
12 17 (23.61%) Git (software)
12 17 (23.61%) SDET
13 16 (22.22%) Spring Boot
13 16 (22.22%) Scrum
14 15 (20.83%) RESTful
14 15 (20.83%) High Availability
15 14 (19.44%) MongoDB
16 13 (18.06%) Cucumber
16 13 (18.06%) Data Structures
16 13 (18.06%) QA
16 13 (18.06%) IntelliJ
17 12 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
17 12 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
18 11 (15.28%) Microservices
18 11 (15.28%) Jenkins
18 11 (15.28%) NoSQL

Java Software Developer 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 7 (9.72%) Apache Spark
2 6 (8.33%) Apache
3 4 (5.56%) Confluence
3 4 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (5.56%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.78%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.39%) IIS
5 1 (1.39%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 19 (26.39%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.94%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (6.94%) Amazon S3
3 4 (5.56%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (5.56%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (5.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.72%) HTTP
2 2 (2.78%) SMS
3 1 (1.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.44%) MongoDB
2 12 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (15.28%) NoSQL
4 7 (9.72%) Big Data
5 5 (6.94%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.39%) Blockchain
7 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.39%) DB2
7 1 (1.39%) GIS
7 1 (1.39%) Hazelcast
7 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.39%) Redis
7 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (23.61%) Git (software)
2 13 (18.06%) Cucumber
2 13 (18.06%) IntelliJ
3 11 (15.28%) Jenkins
4 10 (13.89%) Selenium
5 8 (11.11%) JIRA
6 7 (9.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (9.72%) JUnit
7 4 (5.56%) Eclipse
8 3 (4.17%) Bitbucket
8 3 (4.17%) Maven
8 3 (4.17%) Mockito
8 3 (4.17%) SpecFlow
8 3 (4.17%) Vagrant
9 2 (2.78%) EasyMock
9 2 (2.78%) Gerrit
9 2 (2.78%) JBehave
9 2 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (2.78%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (27.78%) Finance
2 9 (12.50%) Electronics
2 9 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 9 (12.50%) Marketing
2 9 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.94%) Banking
4 3 (4.17%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.78%) Front Office
6 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.39%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (52.78%) JSON
2 33 (45.83%) Spring
3 28 (38.89%) Web Services
4 24 (33.33%) REST
5 18 (25.00%) XML
6 16 (22.22%) Spring Boot
7 15 (20.83%) RESTful
8 8 (11.11%) SOAP
9 7 (9.72%) Hibernate
10 6 (8.33%) Node.js
10 6 (8.33%) Swagger
11 5 (6.94%) AngularJS
12 4 (5.56%) Akka
12 4 (5.56%) HTML
12 4 (5.56%) JMS
13 3 (4.17%) CSS
13 3 (4.17%) Gherkin
13 3 (4.17%) HTML5
13 3 (4.17%) JSF
13 3 (4.17%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.06%) Data Structures
2 6 (8.33%) User Experience
3 4 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (4.17%) Fintech
5 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.39%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.39%) Bitcoin
6 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.39%) Derivative
6 1 (1.39%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.39%) New Media
6 1 (1.39%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.50%) Linux
2 6 (8.33%) Unix
3 3 (4.17%) Windows
4 1 (1.39%) Android
4 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.94%) TDD
3 22 (30.56%) Test Automation
4 18 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 17 (23.61%) SDET
6 16 (22.22%) Scrum
7 15 (20.83%) High Availability
8 12 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (15.28%) Microservices
10 10 (13.89%) BDD
11 9 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
11 9 (12.50%) Pair Programming
11 9 (12.50%) Programme Management
12 7 (9.72%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (9.72%) Data Architecture
12 7 (9.72%) Knowledge Engineering
12 7 (9.72%) Machine Learning
12 7 (9.72%) Mentoring
12 7 (9.72%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (9.72%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (100.00%) Java
2 24 (33.33%) SQL
3 18 (25.00%) Scala
4 7 (9.72%) Python
5 5 (6.94%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.56%) C#
7 2 (2.78%) C++
7 2 (2.78%) PHP
7 2 (2.78%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.78%) SPARQL
8 1 (1.39%) C
8 1 (1.39%) Clojure
8 1 (1.39%) Haskell
8 1 (1.39%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.39%) Perl
8 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.39%) Ruby
8 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (15.28%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.56%) Degree
4 3 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.39%) ISEB
5 1 (1.39%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.06%) QA
System Software
1 10 (13.89%) Docker
2 2 (2.78%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (4.17%) Puppet
2 2 (2.78%) Ansible
2 2 (2.78%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.39%) Nagios
3 1 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (12.50%) SAP
2 4 (5.56%) Oracle
3 2 (2.78%) VMware
4 1 (1.39%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.39%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.39%) IBM
4 1 (1.39%) Sonatype
4 1 (1.39%) Sybase
4 1 (1.39%) Triple Point