The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Java skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 6 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1  
Contract jobs citing Java 2973 3131 2969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.20% 13.95% 13.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.03% 32.81% 33.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2197 2358 2189
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 7
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.61 £23.71 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £161.50 £55.00 £69.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.75 £38.25
% change year-on-year +5.80% +1.30%  

Java is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 9001 9542 8902
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 46.01% 42.51% 41.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6687 7177 6436
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 52 46
Median hourly rate £45.00 £31.00 £25.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.16% +20.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.65 £17.50 £19.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Java as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Java in London

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in London

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in London

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in London

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Java in London

Java
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 within the London region over the 3 months to 29 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 +1 490 £550 +4.76% 239
Croydon +1 29 £438 +1.44% 11
Canary Wharf -1 29 £600 -7.69%
Heathrow +8 10 £360 +69.41%
Docklands, London -2 10 £575 +25.00%
Bromley +2 7 £575 +15.00% 3
Westminster -2 6 £563 +32.35% 6
Wimbledon -2 5 £275 -38.88%
Hammersmith +2 4 £550 +15.78%
Uxbridge +4 3 £475 +58.33% 2
Feltham - 3 £425 -
Brentford - 2 £450 - 1
Isleworth - 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £350 -
Thornton Heath - 2 £525 -
Greenwich - 2 £425 -
Southwark - 2 £480 -
Hayes +3 1 £470 +21.29% 2
Chessington +1 1 - -
Hounslow -4 1 £450 -14.28% 4
Twickenham - 1 £475 -
West Drayton - 1 £555 -
Java
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Java also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Java.

1 2983 (49.83%) Agile Software Development
2 1551 (25.91%) TDD
3 1421 (23.74%) Finance
4 1374 (22.95%) JavaScript
5 1301 (21.73%) Spring
6 1249 (20.87%) SQL
7 1232 (20.58%) Linux
8 1184 (19.78%) Banking
9 1086 (18.14%) Python
10 1067 (17.82%) DevOps
11 1052 (17.57%) Scrum
12 1029 (17.19%) HTML
13 950 (15.87%) Git (software)
14 907 (15.15%) Oracle
15 902 (15.07%) Jenkins
16 891 (14.88%) BDD
17 840 (14.03%) Continuous Integration
18 835 (13.95%) Web Services
19 824 (13.77%) Scala
20 782 (13.06%) REST
21 779 (13.01%) Amazon AWS
22 773 (12.91%) CSS
23 753 (12.58%) Unix
24 741 (12.38%) Big Data
25 731 (12.21%) Microservices
26 672 (11.23%) AngularJS
27 662 (11.06%) Maven
28 657 (10.98%) Hadoop
29 641 (10.71%) Docker
29 641 (10.71%) OO

Java
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
1 548 (9.15%) Apache Spark
2 315 (5.26%) Apache
3 313 (5.23%) Tomcat
4 263 (4.39%) Confluence
5 251 (4.19%) WebSphere
6 219 (3.66%) Elasticsearch
7 158 (2.64%) WebLogic
8 141 (2.36%) JBoss
9 132 (2.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 119 (1.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 119 (1.99%) CMS
11 118 (1.97%) Apache Pig
12 88 (1.47%) Oracle Coherence
13 87 (1.45%) Cloud Foundry
14 85 (1.42%) nginx
15 76 (1.27%) OpenStack
16 68 (1.14%) Mule
17 56 (0.94%) Apache Solr
18 46 (0.77%) IIS
18 46 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 74 (1.24%) MS Excel
2 30 (0.50%) MS Office
3 16 (0.27%) SPSS
4 15 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 8 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
8 6 (0.10%) HipChat
8 6 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.084%) MS Project
10 3 (0.050%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.050%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.050%) Weka
11 2 (0.033%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.033%) InVision
11 2 (0.033%) Mathematica
12 1 (0.017%) GIMP
12 1 (0.017%) Mingle
12 1 (0.017%) Stata
Business Applications
1 58 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 56 (0.94%) ION MarketView
3 22 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
4 21 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
5 20 (0.33%) Endur
5 20 (0.33%) RMDS
6 16 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
7 14 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 14 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
8 13 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
9 8 (0.13%) Magento
10 7 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
10 7 (0.12%) NetSuite
10 7 (0.12%) SAP MDM
11 6 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
11 6 (0.10%) Fredhopper
11 6 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
11 6 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
12 5 (0.084%) Loan IQ
12 5 (0.084%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 779 (13.01%) Amazon AWS
2 211 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 141 (2.36%) GitHub
4 133 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
5 128 (2.14%) PaaS
6 87 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
7 66 (1.10%) SaaS
8 64 (1.07%) IaaS
9 63 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
10 61 (1.02%) Amazon S3
11 52 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
12 46 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
13 29 (0.48%) OpenShift
14 26 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
14 26 (0.43%) Heroku
15 25 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 25 (0.42%) Amazon Kinesis
16 23 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 22 (0.37%) Google Play
17 22 (0.37%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 276 (4.61%) HTTP
2 142 (2.37%) TCP/IP
3 114 (1.90%) Internet
4 93 (1.55%) SSL
5 82 (1.37%) LDAP
6 65 (1.09%) Firewall
7 61 (1.02%) DNS
8 48 (0.80%) Kerberos
9 29 (0.48%) Network Security
10 28 (0.47%) HTTPS
11 23 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
12 22 (0.37%) FTP
13 17 (0.28%) SSH
14 16 (0.27%) DHCP
15 15 (0.25%) RTSP
15 15 (0.25%) SAN
16 14 (0.23%) NAS
17 13 (0.22%) Intranet
17 13 (0.22%) Multicast
18 11 (0.18%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 741 (12.38%) Big Data
2 657 (10.98%) Hadoop
3 435 (7.27%) MongoDB
4 425 (7.10%) Relational Database
5 424 (7.08%) NoSQL
6 330 (5.51%) SQL Server
7 315 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
8 310 (5.18%) MySQL
9 278 (4.64%) Apache Hive
10 276 (4.61%) Apache Cassandra
11 189 (3.16%) HBase
12 151 (2.52%) Oracle Database
13 136 (2.27%) RDBMS
14 120 (2.00%) Redis
15 119 (1.99%) DB2
16 113 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
17 69 (1.15%) KDB
18 54 (0.90%) Sqoop
19 50 (0.84%) Impala
20 47 (0.79%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 950 (15.87%) Git (software)
2 902 (15.07%) Jenkins
3 662 (11.06%) Maven
4 513 (8.57%) JIRA
5 421 (7.03%) JUnit
6 404 (6.75%) Cucumber
7 383 (6.40%) Selenium
8 267 (4.46%) Subversion
9 238 (3.98%) Mockito
10 223 (3.73%) Gradle
11 167 (2.79%) WebDriver
12 136 (2.27%) Ant
13 122 (2.04%) TeamCity
14 108 (1.80%) Eclipse
15 92 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
16 86 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 83 (1.39%) gulp
18 78 (1.30%) Hudson
18 78 (1.30%) IntelliJ
18 78 (1.30%) SoapUI
General
1 1421 (23.74%) Finance
2 1184 (19.78%) Banking
3 499 (8.34%) Investment Banking
4 462 (7.72%) Front Office
5 267 (4.46%) Retail
6 150 (2.51%) Games
7 136 (2.27%) Marketing
8 116 (1.94%) Telecoms
9 92 (1.54%) Back Office
10 80 (1.34%) Financial Institution
11 67 (1.12%) Publishing
12 56 (0.94%) Electronics
13 54 (0.90%) Manufacturing
14 43 (0.72%) Advertising
14 43 (0.72%) Retail Banking
15 41 (0.68%) Law
16 17 (0.28%) Legal
17 14 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
18 12 (0.20%) Billing
18 12 (0.20%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 3580 (59.81%) Developer
2 2224 (37.15%) Java Developer
3 637 (10.64%) Senior Developer
4 504 (8.42%) Architect
5 449 (7.50%) Senior Java Developer
6 406 (6.78%) DevOps Engineer
7 294 (4.91%) Agile Developer
8 252 (4.21%) Scala Developer
9 251 (4.19%) Agile Java Developer
10 247 (4.13%) Java Engineer
11 213 (3.56%) Analyst
12 201 (3.36%) Consultant
13 182 (3.04%) JavaScript Developer
14 171 (2.86%) Full Stack Developer
15 158 (2.64%) Data Engineer
16 157 (2.62%) Solutions Architect
17 147 (2.46%) Big Data Developer
18 142 (2.37%) Java Architect
19 138 (2.31%) Java Scala Developer
20 137 (2.29%) Big Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1301 (21.73%) Spring
2 1029 (17.19%) HTML
3 835 (13.95%) Web Services
4 782 (13.06%) REST
5 773 (12.91%) CSS
6 672 (11.23%) AngularJS
7 636 (10.62%) XML
8 569 (9.51%) HTML5
9 565 (9.44%) Node.js
10 544 (9.09%) J2EE
11 508 (8.49%) Hibernate
12 492 (8.22%) RESTful
13 470 (7.85%) JSON
14 423 (7.07%) SOAP
15 372 (6.21%) .NET
16 368 (6.15%) Kafka
17 307 (5.13%) CSS3
18 277 (4.63%) JMS
19 263 (4.39%) React
20 247 (4.13%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 355 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
2 324 (5.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 310 (5.18%) Computer Science
4 254 (4.24%) User Experience
5 248 (4.14%) Fixed Income
6 230 (3.84%) Equities
7 224 (3.74%) Derivative
8 180 (3.01%) Algorithms
9 135 (2.26%) Mobile App
10 122 (2.04%) Fintech
11 118 (1.97%) Data Structures
11 118 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
12 78 (1.30%) Market Risk
13 75 (1.25%) Credit Risk
14 74 (1.24%) Virtual Team
15 68 (1.14%) Equity Derivative
16 60 (1.00%) iPad
17 52 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
18 49 (0.82%) Data Centre
19 45 (0.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1232 (20.58%) Linux
2 753 (12.58%) Unix
3 262 (4.38%) Windows
4 179 (2.99%) Android
5 121 (2.02%) CentOS
6 104 (1.74%) Apple iOS
7 98 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 57 (0.95%) Solaris
9 51 (0.85%) Ubuntu
10 40 (0.67%) Mac OS X
11 39 (0.65%) Windows Server
12 27 (0.45%) Mac OS
13 15 (0.25%) HPUX
14 12 (0.20%) AIX
15 8 (0.13%) CoreOS
16 6 (0.10%) Debian
17 5 (0.084%) Fedora
17 5 (0.084%) MVS
17 5 (0.084%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.084%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2983 (49.83%) Agile Software Development
2 1551 (25.91%) TDD
3 1067 (17.82%) DevOps
4 1052 (17.57%) Scrum
5 891 (14.88%) BDD
6 840 (14.03%) Continuous Integration
7 731 (12.21%) Microservices
8 641 (10.71%) OO
9 537 (8.97%) Open Source
10 514 (8.59%) Software Engineering
11 454 (7.58%) E-Commerce
12 421 (7.03%) Multithreading
13 381 (6.36%) SDLC
14 365 (6.10%) Kanban
15 363 (6.06%) SOA
16 331 (5.53%) Continuous Delivery
17 312 (5.21%) Pair Programming
18 293 (4.89%) Low Latency
19 292 (4.88%) Mentoring
20 284 (4.74%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1374 (22.95%) JavaScript
2 1249 (20.87%) SQL
3 1086 (18.14%) Python
4 824 (13.77%) Scala
5 502 (8.39%) C#
6 443 (7.40%) C++
7 426 (7.12%) Ruby
8 295 (4.93%) Perl
9 272 (4.54%) Shell Script
10 266 (4.44%) Bash Shell
11 249 (4.16%) C
12 177 (2.96%) R
13 175 (2.92%) Groovy
14 165 (2.76%) PL/SQL
15 159 (2.66%) PHP
16 139 (2.32%) Go
17 73 (1.22%) PowerShell
18 64 (1.07%) ES6
19 56 (0.94%) XPath
20 53 (0.89%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 376 (6.28%) Degree
2 298 (4.98%) Security Cleared
3 226 (3.78%) SC Cleared
4 44 (0.74%) DV Cleared
5 34 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
6 32 (0.53%) ISEB
6 32 (0.53%) PhD
7 21 (0.35%) ISTQB
8 17 (0.28%) Sun Certification
9 16 (0.27%) CISSP
10 13 (0.22%) PMP
11 12 (0.20%) CISA
12 11 (0.18%) AWS Certification
13 10 (0.17%) BC Cleared
14 9 (0.15%) PMI Certification
15 7 (0.12%) CISM
16 6 (0.10%) Cisco Certification
16 6 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
17 5 (0.084%) CEH
17 5 (0.084%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 326 (5.45%) QA
2 91 (1.52%) MiFID
3 55 (0.92%) SDET
4 41 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
4 41 (0.68%) EMIR
5 29 (0.48%) SLA
6 25 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 23 (0.38%) Data Quality
8 21 (0.35%) FATCA
9 19 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
10 10 (0.17%) SEPA
11 5 (0.084%) ISO20022
11 5 (0.084%) PMO
12 4 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 3 (0.050%) FedRAMP
14 2 (0.033%) IFRS
14 2 (0.033%) IFRS 9
14 2 (0.033%) JSP 440
15 1 (0.017%) ISO15022
15 1 (0.017%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 641 (10.71%) Docker
2 105 (1.75%) HDFS
3 69 (1.15%) Apache Flume
4 56 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 48 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
6 40 (0.67%) Active Directory
7 27 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 19 (0.32%) NFS
9 17 (0.28%) vCloud
10 14 (0.23%) Shibboleth
11 13 (0.22%) Hyper-V
11 13 (0.22%) Xen
12 11 (0.18%) KVM
13 9 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
14 8 (0.13%) SRDF
14 8 (0.13%) vSphere
15 6 (0.10%) Squid
16 4 (0.067%) etcd
16 4 (0.067%) flannel
16 4 (0.067%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 482 (8.05%) Puppet
2 464 (7.75%) Ansible
3 294 (4.91%) Opscode Chef
4 183 (3.06%) Kubernetes
5 99 (1.65%) Terraform
6 89 (1.49%) Hadoop YARN
7 58 (0.97%) Nagios
8 48 (0.80%) Kibana
9 44 (0.74%) logstash
10 38 (0.63%) Oozie
11 37 (0.62%) Mesos
11 37 (0.62%) Salt
12 25 (0.42%) Graphite
13 24 (0.40%) Grafana
13 24 (0.40%) Rancher
14 23 (0.38%) OpenAM
14 23 (0.38%) ZABBIX
15 21 (0.35%) Consul
16 14 (0.23%) Ambari
17 12 (0.20%) Packer
Vendors
1 907 (15.15%) Oracle
2 228 (3.81%) IBM
3 171 (2.86%) Sybase
4 158 (2.64%) Red Hat
5 154 (2.57%) Microsoft
6 142 (2.37%) Adobe
7 136 (2.27%) SAP
8 135 (2.26%) Atlassian
9 129 (2.16%) TIBCO
10 121 (2.02%) Google
11 113 (1.89%) Splunk
12 111 (1.85%) VMware
13 109 (1.82%) hybris
14 108 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
15 93 (1.55%) ION Trading
16 86 (1.44%) ATG
17 78 (1.30%) MuleSoft
18 76 (1.27%) Hortonworks
19 62 (1.04%) Cloudera
20 58 (0.97%) Tableau
London
Stott & May
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
North West London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £400 per day 6 Months Contract
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Aquent
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £475 - £550 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £475 - £520 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digital Gurus
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Central London / West End
JWResource
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day 500 to 550pd for 6 months minimum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £425 - £450 per day + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Client Server
Rate: £450 to £500 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £370 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £425 - £450 per day + benefits - extension
Posted: 2 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Posted: Yesterday