The median contractor rate for a Java Software Developer was £439 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Software Developer
England / London
Rank 364 390 400
Rank change year-on-year +26 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Developer 36 38 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.18% 0.17% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.18% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 26 7
Median daily rate £439 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.22% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.59 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +12.62% +5.62%  

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 18463 20944 19902
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.85% 94.98% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13124 15012 13730
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £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 242 285 369
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -12.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Java Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 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 +6 4 £463 +8.82% 7
Wimbledon - 4 £275 -
Java Software Developer
England

Java Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 50 (100.00%) Java
2 34 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (40.00%) TDD
3 20 (40.00%) Spring
4 18 (36.00%) Docker
5 16 (32.00%) Scrum
6 15 (30.00%) JavaScript
7 14 (28.00%) BDD
8 13 (26.00%) Microservices
9 12 (24.00%) Kanban
9 12 (24.00%) CSS
10 11 (22.00%) SQL
10 11 (22.00%) Software Engineering
11 10 (20.00%) HTML
11 10 (20.00%) OO
11 10 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (18.00%) Mentoring
12 9 (18.00%) JUnit
12 9 (18.00%) Finance
12 9 (18.00%) Ruby
13 8 (16.00%) Hibernate
13 8 (16.00%) Maven
13 8 (16.00%) Web Services
13 8 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (14.00%) Test Automation
14 7 (14.00%) Scala
14 7 (14.00%) HTML5
14 7 (14.00%) Relational Database
14 7 (14.00%) Banking
14 7 (14.00%) Games

Java Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.00%) Confluence
3 1 (2.00%) Apache
3 1 (2.00%) Apache Qpid
3 1 (2.00%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.00%) Documentum
3 1 (2.00%) JBoss
3 1 (2.00%) Lightstreamer
3 1 (2.00%) WebORB
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (4.00%) GitHub
2 2 (4.00%) SaaS
3 1 (2.00%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (2.00%) CloudFront
3 1 (2.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) HTTP
2 2 (4.00%) Internet
2 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.00%) Firewall
3 1 (2.00%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (2.00%) Intranet
3 1 (2.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (10.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (6.00%) Couchbase
4 2 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.00%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (2.00%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.00%) Big Data
5 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.00%) MySQL
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (18.00%) JUnit
2 8 (16.00%) Maven
3 6 (12.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (12.00%) Selenium
4 5 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 5 (10.00%) JIRA
5 4 (8.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (8.00%) WebDriver
6 3 (6.00%) FitNesse
6 3 (6.00%) JBehave
6 3 (6.00%) Mockito
6 3 (6.00%) Moq
6 3 (6.00%) Robot Framework
6 3 (6.00%) SoapUI
6 3 (6.00%) Subversion
6 3 (6.00%) TeamCity
7 2 (4.00%) Ant
7 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (18.00%) Finance
2 7 (14.00%) Banking
2 7 (14.00%) Games
3 5 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.00%) Front Office
4 1 (2.00%) Law
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (40.00%) Spring
2 12 (24.00%) CSS
3 10 (20.00%) HTML
4 8 (16.00%) Hibernate
4 8 (16.00%) Web Services
5 7 (14.00%) HTML5
5 7 (14.00%) Ruby on Rails
6 6 (12.00%) REST
6 6 (12.00%) RESTful
6 6 (12.00%) Struts
7 5 (10.00%) Ajax
7 5 (10.00%) Akka
8 4 (8.00%) J2EE
8 4 (8.00%) Kafka
8 4 (8.00%) Spring Boot
8 4 (8.00%) XML
9 3 (6.00%) Gherkin
9 3 (6.00%) jQuery
9 3 (6.00%) Node.js
9 3 (6.00%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.00%) Social Media
3 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.00%) Derivative
4 2 (4.00%) Equities
4 2 (4.00%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.00%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.00%) TWAP
5 1 (2.00%) VWAP
5 1 (2.00%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) Linux
1 5 (10.00%) Unix
2 2 (4.00%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.00%) CentOS
3 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (40.00%) TDD
3 16 (32.00%) Scrum
4 14 (28.00%) BDD
5 13 (26.00%) Microservices
6 12 (24.00%) Kanban
7 11 (22.00%) Software Engineering
8 10 (20.00%) OO
9 9 (18.00%) Mentoring
10 8 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (14.00%) Test Automation
12 6 (12.00%) Automated Testing
13 5 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
13 5 (10.00%) DevOps
13 5 (10.00%) Open Source
14 4 (8.00%) Data Architecture
14 4 (8.00%) Multithreading
14 4 (8.00%) SDLC
14 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 4 (8.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 50 (100.00%) Java
2 15 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (22.00%) SQL
4 9 (18.00%) Ruby
5 7 (14.00%) Scala
6 5 (10.00%) PL/SQL
6 5 (10.00%) Python
7 4 (8.00%) C#
8 3 (6.00%) C
8 3 (6.00%) Groovy
9 2 (4.00%) C++
9 2 (4.00%) PHP
9 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.00%) Objective-C
10 1 (2.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) Degree
2 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.00%) ISEB
3 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) QA
2 4 (8.00%) SDET
3 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.00%) ISO20022
3 1 (2.00%) MiFID
System Software
1 18 (36.00%) Docker
2 1 (2.00%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) Puppet
2 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) Oracle
2 4 (8.00%) Facebook
3 3 (6.00%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.00%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (2.00%) HP
4 1 (2.00%) IBM
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.00%) Sybase
4 1 (2.00%) Xamarin