The median contractor rate for a Java/J2EE Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 28 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 J2EE Developer
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 388 408 371
Rank change year-on-year +20 -37  
Contract jobs requiring a Java/J2EE Developer 14 18 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.072% 0.081% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.085% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 26
Median daily rate £425 £420 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% -4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £305 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £425 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +38.46% -13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £36.00

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 18483 21200 20424
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.80% 95.05% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 13146 15201 14093
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 £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 281 378
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 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Java/J2EE Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Java/J2EE Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 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 -11 1 £400 -5.32% 3
Java/J2EE Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 39 (100.00%) Java
1 39 (100.00%) J2EE
2 29 (74.36%) Spring
3 27 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (51.28%) TDD
4 20 (51.28%) Oracle
5 16 (41.03%) SOA
5 16 (41.03%) REST
6 13 (33.33%) Web Services
7 12 (30.77%) XML
7 12 (30.77%) OO
7 12 (30.77%) Hibernate
7 12 (30.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 10 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (25.64%) SOAP
8 10 (25.64%) SQL
9 9 (23.08%) WebLogic
9 9 (23.08%) UML
9 9 (23.08%) Finance
9 9 (23.08%) Git (software)
9 9 (23.08%) Subversion
9 9 (23.08%) BDD
10 8 (20.51%) Maven
10 8 (20.51%) JSON
11 7 (17.95%) Multithreading
11 7 (17.95%) JPA
11 7 (17.95%) JSF
11 7 (17.95%) Java EE
11 7 (17.95%) MVC
11 7 (17.95%) EJB

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 12 (30.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (23.08%) WebLogic
3 6 (15.38%) WebLogic Portal
4 5 (12.82%) Oracle Coherence
5 4 (10.26%) JBoss
6 3 (7.69%) WebSphere
7 1 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (2.56%) GlassFish
7 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
7 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (2.56%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.38%) IaaS
1 6 (15.38%) PaaS
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) Oracle Database
2 6 (15.38%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (10.26%) MongoDB
4 3 (7.69%) Neo4j
4 3 (7.69%) NoSQL
5 2 (5.13%) DB2
5 2 (5.13%) MySQL
6 1 (2.56%) HBase
6 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) Git (software)
1 9 (23.08%) Subversion
2 8 (20.51%) Maven
3 6 (15.38%) JIRA
4 4 (10.26%) Jenkins
4 4 (10.26%) Mockito
5 3 (7.69%) Ant
5 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (5.13%) Selenium
6 2 (5.13%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.56%) Build Forge
7 1 (2.56%) CruiseControl
7 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.56%) git-flow
7 1 (2.56%) Hudson
7 1 (2.56%) JUnit
7 1 (2.56%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 9 (23.08%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Games
3 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Publishing
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (100.00%) J2EE
2 29 (74.36%) Spring
3 16 (41.03%) REST
4 13 (33.33%) Web Services
5 12 (30.77%) Hibernate
5 12 (30.77%) XML
6 10 (25.64%) SOAP
7 8 (20.51%) JSON
8 7 (17.95%) EJB
8 7 (17.95%) Java EE
8 7 (17.95%) JPA
8 7 (17.95%) JSF
9 6 (15.38%) Ajax
9 6 (15.38%) HTML
10 5 (12.82%) CSS
10 5 (12.82%) Middleware
11 4 (10.26%) Dropwizard
11 4 (10.26%) Spring MVC
12 3 (7.69%) JAX-RS
12 3 (7.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Virtual Team
2 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.13%) N-Tier
2 2 (5.13%) User Experience
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Linux
2 3 (7.69%) Mac OS X
2 3 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (51.28%) TDD
3 16 (41.03%) SOA
4 12 (30.77%) OO
5 10 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (23.08%) BDD
6 9 (23.08%) UML
7 7 (17.95%) Customer Requirements
7 7 (17.95%) Multithreading
7 7 (17.95%) MVC
7 7 (17.95%) SDLC
8 6 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (15.38%) Defect Management
8 6 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (15.38%) OOA/OOD
8 6 (15.38%) Programme Management
8 6 (15.38%) Scrum
9 4 (10.26%) API Development
9 4 (10.26%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (10.26%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 39 (100.00%) Java
2 10 (25.64%) SQL
3 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
4 6 (15.38%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.56%) ActionScript
5 1 (2.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Sun Certification
2 3 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) SLA
2 3 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) OpenAM
1 3 (7.69%) OpenSSO
2 1 (2.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 20 (51.28%) Oracle
2 6 (15.38%) BEA
3 2 (5.13%) ATG
4 1 (2.56%) Adobe
4 1 (2.56%) IBM
4 1 (2.56%) TIBCO