Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java/J2EE Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 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 J2EE Developer
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 564 567 548
Rank change year-on-year +3 -19 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Java/J2EE Developer 62 52 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 39 32
London median daily rate £500 £425 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +18.88% -20.56%
10th Percentile £390 £319 £308
90th Percentile £550 £511 £488
England median daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £37.00 £31.45 £36.50
% change year-on-year +17.65% -13.84% +7.35%

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 44141 42982 44791
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.02% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31959 30601 31582
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +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 551 558 689
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.28% +7.89%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

Java/J2EE Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Java/J2EE Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Java/J2EE Developer in London

Java/J2EE Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java/J2EE Developer in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java/J2EE Developer in London

Java/J2EE Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java/J2EE Developer in London over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java/J2EE Developer in London

Java/J2EE 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/J2EE Developer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java/J2EE Developer in London

Java/J2EE 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/J2EE Developer within the London region over the 6 months to 18 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 15 £498 +7.28% 6
South London - 7 £525 -
East London - 1 £390 -
Java/J2EE Developer
England

Java/J2EE Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Java/J2EE 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/J2EE Developer in the job title.

1 62 (100.00%) Java
1 62 (100.00%) J2EE
2 46 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (69.35%) Spring
4 37 (59.68%) Banking
5 34 (54.84%) Finance
6 27 (43.55%) SOAP
6 27 (43.55%) REST
7 23 (37.10%) Web Services
8 20 (32.26%) TDD
9 19 (30.65%) JBoss
10 18 (29.03%) Maven
10 18 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (29.03%) Open Source
10 18 (29.03%) Microservices
11 17 (27.42%) Hibernate
11 17 (27.42%) Web Development
11 17 (27.42%) MVC
12 16 (25.81%) JavaScript
13 14 (22.58%) SOA
13 14 (22.58%) Spring MVC
13 14 (22.58%) BDD
14 13 (20.97%) Jenkins
14 13 (20.97%) N-Tier
15 12 (19.35%) Selenium
15 12 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
15 12 (19.35%) DevOps
16 11 (17.74%) Scrum
16 11 (17.74%) Investment Banking
16 11 (17.74%) Software Engineering

Java/J2EE 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 19 (30.65%) JBoss
2 7 (11.29%) Tomcat
3 4 (6.45%) WebSphere
4 3 (4.84%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (3.23%) Apache
5 2 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (3.23%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.61%) Confluence
6 1 (1.61%) IIS
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.61%) IaaS
3 1 (1.61%) npm
3 1 (1.61%) PaaS
3 1 (1.61%) SaaS
3 1 (1.61%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) Internet
1 2 (3.23%) LDAP
2 1 (1.61%) BIG-IP
2 1 (1.61%) Firewall
2 1 (1.61%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.61%) SSL
2 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) Big Data
1 2 (3.23%) MySQL
1 2 (3.23%) RDBMS
1 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
1 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 18 (29.03%) Maven
2 13 (20.97%) Jenkins
3 12 (19.35%) Selenium
4 11 (17.74%) Ant
5 8 (12.90%) JUnit
6 7 (11.29%) SoapUI
7 6 (9.68%) Git (software)
8 5 (8.06%) Cucumber
9 3 (4.84%) Gerrit
9 3 (4.84%) JBehave
9 3 (4.84%) Mockito
9 3 (4.84%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (4.84%) Subversion
10 2 (3.23%) Build Forge
10 2 (3.23%) Protractor
11 1 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (1.61%) DbUnit
11 1 (1.61%) Hudson
11 1 (1.61%) Jasmine
11 1 (1.61%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 37 (59.68%) Banking
2 34 (54.84%) Finance
3 11 (17.74%) Investment Banking
4 10 (16.13%) Front Office
5 6 (9.68%) Retail
6 2 (3.23%) French Language
7 1 (1.61%) Electronics
7 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.61%) Marketing
7 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (100.00%) J2EE
2 43 (69.35%) Spring
3 27 (43.55%) REST
3 27 (43.55%) SOAP
4 23 (37.10%) Web Services
5 17 (27.42%) Hibernate
6 14 (22.58%) Spring MVC
7 11 (17.74%) XML
8 10 (16.13%) gRPC
9 9 (14.52%) RESTful
10 8 (12.90%) Java EE
11 7 (11.29%) Struts
12 6 (9.68%) HTML
12 6 (9.68%) JMS
13 5 (8.06%) Apache Camel
13 5 (8.06%) CSS
13 5 (8.06%) JPA
13 5 (8.06%) jQuery
13 5 (8.06%) JSP
14 4 (6.45%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.97%) N-Tier
2 10 (16.13%) Replication
3 7 (11.29%) Derivative
4 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.61%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.61%) DataPower
6 1 (1.61%) Life Science
6 1 (1.61%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.61%) PKI
6 1 (1.61%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.61%) User Experience
6 1 (1.61%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.61%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.45%) Linux
1 4 (6.45%) Unix
2 1 (1.61%) HPUX
2 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.61%) Solaris
2 1 (1.61%) Windows
2 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (32.26%) TDD
3 18 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (29.03%) Microservices
3 18 (29.03%) Open Source
4 17 (27.42%) MVC
4 17 (27.42%) Web Development
5 14 (22.58%) BDD
5 14 (22.58%) SOA
6 12 (19.35%) DevOps
7 11 (17.74%) Scrum
7 11 (17.74%) Software Engineering
8 10 (16.13%) Asset Management
8 10 (16.13%) Configuration Management
8 10 (16.13%) Contract Management
8 10 (16.13%) High Availability
8 10 (16.13%) Load Balancing
8 10 (16.13%) Migration
9 9 (14.52%) Test Automation
10 5 (8.06%) OO
Programming Languages
1 62 (100.00%) Java
2 16 (25.81%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.45%) SQL
4 2 (3.23%) C#
4 2 (3.23%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.61%) Perl
5 1 (1.61%) Python
5 1 (1.61%) Scala
5 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) CFA
2 1 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) QA
1 1 (1.61%) SEPA
1 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) Ansible
1 1 (1.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) Oracle
2 3 (4.84%) MuleSoft
2 3 (4.84%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.61%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.61%) Citrix
3 1 (1.61%) F5
3 1 (1.61%) Google
3 1 (1.61%) IBM
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.61%) SAP
3 1 (1.61%) Sybase
3 1 (1.61%) Talend
3 1 (1.61%) VMware