Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Java Developer was £530 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 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.

Lead Java Developer
England > London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 567 523 556
Rank change year-on-year -44 +33 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Java Developer 72 85 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.20% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 55 39
London median daily rate £530 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.64% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £468 £425 £351
90th Percentile £738 £635 £678
England median daily rate £525 £550 £460
% change year-on-year -4.55% +19.57% -3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 44704 42967 43917
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.99% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32366 30551 30963
London median daily rate £498 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% +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 554 561 677
London median hourly rate £20.47 £19.50 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.96% +3.48% +7.69%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Lead Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Java Developer in London

Lead Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Java Developer in London

Lead Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Java Developer in London over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Java Developer in London

Lead Java 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 Lead Java Developer within the London region over the 6 months to 22 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 +20 28 £600 +0.46% 3
South London -18 14 £530 -
East London - 1 £600 -
Lead Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Lead Java 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 Lead Java Developer in the job title.

1 72 (100.00%) Java
2 47 (65.28%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (48.61%) Spring
4 28 (38.89%) TDD
4 28 (38.89%) Microservices
5 26 (36.11%) Hibernate
6 23 (31.94%) Maven
7 21 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
8 20 (27.78%) Git (software)
9 19 (26.39%) BDD
9 19 (26.39%) REST
10 18 (25.00%) Tomcat
11 16 (22.22%) Greenfield Project
12 15 (20.83%) JBoss
12 15 (20.83%) JUnit
12 15 (20.83%) Scrum
12 15 (20.83%) Mockito
12 15 (20.83%) RESTful
12 15 (20.83%) Jetty
13 14 (19.44%) Banking
14 13 (18.06%) Finance
14 13 (18.06%) Jenkins
14 13 (18.06%) Spring Boot
14 13 (18.06%) Docker
15 12 (16.67%) Unix
15 12 (16.67%) Multithreading
15 12 (16.67%) MongoDB
16 11 (15.28%) Test Automation
16 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Azure
16 11 (15.28%) Continuous Integration

Lead Java 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 18 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 15 (20.83%) JBoss
2 15 (20.83%) Jetty
3 8 (11.11%) Confluence
3 8 (11.11%) WildFly
4 7 (9.72%) Apache
4 7 (9.72%) GemFire
5 5 (6.94%) Apache Solr
5 5 (6.94%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (4.17%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.78%) Apache Spark
7 2 (2.78%) CMS
8 1 (1.39%) Mule
8 1 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 21 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.78%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.78%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (2.78%) PaaS
3 2 (2.78%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 10 (13.89%) Relational Database
3 8 (11.11%) RDBMS
4 5 (6.94%) Hadoop
4 5 (6.94%) NoSQL
5 4 (5.56%) MySQL
5 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database
5 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (4.17%) Big Data
7 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.39%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (1.39%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 23 (31.94%) Maven
2 20 (27.78%) Git (software)
3 15 (20.83%) JUnit
3 15 (20.83%) Mockito
4 13 (18.06%) Jenkins
5 10 (13.89%) JIRA
5 10 (13.89%) Selenium
5 10 (13.89%) SonarQube
5 10 (13.89%) Vagrant
6 8 (11.11%) Checkstyle
6 8 (11.11%) Cucumber
6 8 (11.11%) Liquibase
7 6 (8.33%) Subversion
8 4 (5.56%) IntelliJ
8 4 (5.56%) TeamCity
9 3 (4.17%) Eclipse
9 3 (4.17%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.78%) Artifactory
10 2 (2.78%) Grunt
10 2 (2.78%) gulp
General
1 14 (19.44%) Banking
2 13 (18.06%) Finance
3 7 (9.72%) Front Office
3 7 (9.72%) Retail
4 3 (4.17%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Law
5 1 (1.39%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (48.61%) Spring
2 26 (36.11%) Hibernate
3 19 (26.39%) REST
4 15 (20.83%) RESTful
5 13 (18.06%) Spring Boot
6 11 (15.28%) HTML
6 11 (15.28%) JMS
7 9 (12.50%) AngularJS
7 9 (12.50%) Java EE
7 9 (12.50%) Web Services
8 8 (11.11%) CSS
8 8 (11.11%) Drools
8 8 (11.11%) JAX-RS
8 8 (11.11%) jQuery
8 8 (11.11%) Lambda Expressions
8 8 (11.11%) WireMock
9 7 (9.72%) HTML5
10 6 (8.33%) JPA
10 6 (8.33%) SOAP
10 6 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.22%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.17%) User Experience
5 2 (2.78%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.39%) Derivative
6 1 (1.39%) Fintech
6 1 (1.39%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.67%) Unix
2 8 (11.11%) VMS
3 7 (9.72%) Linux
4 3 (4.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (65.28%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (38.89%) Microservices
2 28 (38.89%) TDD
3 19 (26.39%) BDD
4 15 (20.83%) Scrum
5 12 (16.67%) Multithreading
6 11 (15.28%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (15.28%) Test Automation
7 10 (13.89%) Domain-Driven Design
7 10 (13.89%) E-Commerce
7 10 (13.89%) Low Latency
8 9 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
8 9 (12.50%) DevOps
8 9 (12.50%) Front End Development
9 8 (11.11%) CQRS
9 8 (11.11%) Electronic Trading
9 8 (11.11%) OO
9 8 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
10 7 (9.72%) MVC
10 7 (9.72%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 72 (100.00%) Java
2 10 (13.89%) C#
2 10 (13.89%) JavaScript
3 8 (11.11%) JPQL
3 8 (11.11%) SQL
4 4 (5.56%) Scala
5 2 (2.78%) Groovy
5 2 (2.78%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.78%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.39%) Korn
Qualifications
1 8 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 13 (18.06%) Docker
2 2 (2.78%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 9 (12.50%) Puppet
2 7 (9.72%) Ansible
2 7 (9.72%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (6.94%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 8 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (2.78%) ION Trading
2 2 (2.78%) MuleSoft
2 2 (2.78%) New Relic
3 1 (1.39%) ForgeRock
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.39%) Solace