Period
to 22 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

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 Developer
England > South East
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 58 68
Rank change year-on-year +12 +10 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 776 525 544
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.62% 3.38% 3.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.89% 3.60% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 328 468
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £313
90th Percentile £575 £580 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 5
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +8.24% +1.19%
10th Percentile £43.75 £33.88 £37.50
90th Percentile £46.25 £55.05 £47.25
England median hourly rate £31.00 £39.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year -21.52% -9.71% +9.38%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,867 14,590 17,212
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 93.81% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,310 8,371 10,371
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £258 £231 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £541
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 611 739 812
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.41% +8.82%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in the South East

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Developer in the South East

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in the South East over the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Developer in the South East

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Developer in the South East

Java Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 April 2018. 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
Thames Valley +1 349 £450 +5.88% 69
Hampshire +30 161 £425 -5.56% 31
Surrey +29 155 £500 +5.26% 39
Buckinghamshire +2 140 £463 +25.42% 14
Berkshire +18 112 £413 -2.94% 26
Oxfordshire -3 97 £450 -10.00% 29
West Sussex +18 79 £480 -1.54% 14
East Sussex +22 34 £498 +24.34% 13
Kent -10 2 £400 - 6
Middlesex -7 1 £400 -28.57% 2
Java Developer
England

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 776 (100.00%) Java
2 471 (60.70%) Spring
3 395 (50.90%) Agile Software Development
4 250 (32.22%) TDD
5 220 (28.35%) REST
6 214 (27.58%) Spring Boot
7 204 (26.29%) Jenkins
8 201 (25.90%) Git (software)
9 193 (24.87%) Java 8
10 192 (24.74%) Linux
11 190 (24.48%) Microservices
12 183 (23.58%) Web Services
13 182 (23.45%) SQL
14 180 (23.20%) JavaScript
15 177 (22.81%) RESTful
16 157 (20.23%) Hibernate
17 155 (19.97%) Oracle
18 149 (19.20%) Maven
19 147 (18.94%) Scrum
20 145 (18.69%) AngularJS
21 141 (18.17%) Unit Testing
22 140 (18.04%) JUnit
23 139 (17.91%) J2EE
24 138 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
25 127 (16.37%) BDD
26 114 (14.69%) Finance
26 114 (14.69%) JSON
27 104 (13.40%) HTML
27 104 (13.40%) XML
27 104 (13.40%) Java EE

Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 93 (11.98%) Apache
2 69 (8.89%) Apache Spark
3 50 (6.44%) Tomcat
4 49 (6.31%) Elasticsearch
5 45 (5.80%) WebLogic
6 38 (4.90%) Confluence
7 36 (4.64%) GlassFish
7 36 (4.64%) Liferay
8 35 (4.51%) Cloud Foundry
9 32 (4.12%) WebSphere
10 31 (3.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 30 (3.87%) JBoss
12 27 (3.48%) Apache Solr
13 13 (1.68%) GemFire
14 12 (1.55%) Mule
15 10 (1.29%) IIS
15 10 (1.29%) Oracle Service Bus
16 8 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
17 7 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 7 (0.90%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (2.58%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 84 (10.82%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (5.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (4.25%) GitHub
4 32 (4.12%) PaaS
5 21 (2.71%) OpenShift
6 19 (2.45%) Google Cloud Platform
7 18 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (1.80%) Amazon S3
8 14 (1.80%) Serverless
9 12 (1.55%) IaaS
10 11 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (1.29%) NuGet
12 9 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (0.77%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 6 (0.77%) CloudFront
14 4 (0.52%) Amazon Glacier
14 4 (0.52%) Bluemix
14 4 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.38%) HTTP
2 23 (2.96%) TCP/IP
3 21 (2.71%) Kerberos
4 10 (1.29%) Firewall
5 8 (1.03%) SSL
6 2 (0.26%) DNS
6 2 (0.26%) Network Security
7 1 (0.13%) FTP
7 1 (0.13%) Internet
7 1 (0.13%) SMS
7 1 (0.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (13.27%) Big Data
2 78 (10.05%) Oracle Database
3 70 (9.02%) Hadoop
4 67 (8.63%) MySQL
5 59 (7.60%) NoSQL
5 59 (7.60%) PostgreSQL
6 58 (7.47%) SQL Server
7 48 (6.19%) Relational Database
8 44 (5.67%) MongoDB
8 44 (5.67%) Oracle Database 12c
9 38 (4.90%) HBase
10 25 (3.22%) Parquet
11 20 (2.58%) RDBMS
12 16 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
12 16 (2.06%) MariaDB
13 13 (1.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 13 (1.68%) DB2
13 13 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (1.55%) Apache Hive
15 8 (1.03%) Redis
Development Applications
1 204 (26.29%) Jenkins
2 201 (25.90%) Git (software)
3 149 (19.20%) Maven
4 140 (18.04%) JUnit
5 72 (9.28%) JIRA
6 61 (7.86%) Selenium
7 58 (7.47%) Eclipse
8 54 (6.96%) Gradle
9 51 (6.57%) Mockito
9 51 (6.57%) Subversion
10 36 (4.64%) IntelliJ
11 35 (4.51%) Cucumber
12 26 (3.35%) Ant
13 25 (3.22%) Bitbucket
14 20 (2.58%) SoapUI
15 17 (2.19%) Sonatype Nexus
16 16 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
17 13 (1.68%) GitLab
18 12 (1.55%) Visual Studio
19 11 (1.42%) TeamCity
General
1 114 (14.69%) Finance
2 67 (8.63%) Banking
3 22 (2.84%) Electronics
4 17 (2.19%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.55%) Publishing
6 10 (1.29%) Marketing
6 10 (1.29%) Retail
7 9 (1.16%) Games
8 7 (0.90%) Retail Banking
9 6 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.64%) Automotive
11 4 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.26%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.26%) Law
13 1 (0.13%) Advertising
13 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.13%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 471 (60.70%) Spring
2 220 (28.35%) REST
3 214 (27.58%) Spring Boot
4 183 (23.58%) Web Services
5 177 (22.81%) RESTful
6 157 (20.23%) Hibernate
7 145 (18.69%) AngularJS
8 139 (17.91%) J2EE
9 114 (14.69%) JSON
10 104 (13.40%) HTML
10 104 (13.40%) Java EE
10 104 (13.40%) XML
11 97 (12.50%) CSS
12 96 (12.37%) SOAP
13 94 (12.11%) JPA
14 86 (11.08%) Kafka
15 85 (10.95%) RabbitMQ
16 83 (10.70%) EJB
17 80 (10.31%) JMS
18 68 (8.76%) React
Miscellaneous
1 55 (7.09%) Greenfield Project
2 51 (6.57%) Enterprise Software
3 28 (3.61%) Virtual Team
4 27 (3.48%) Linux Command Line
5 20 (2.58%) Algorithms
6 16 (2.06%) User Experience
7 15 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (1.55%) Public Cloud
9 10 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (1.29%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.77%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.77%) Replication
11 5 (0.64%) Clustering
11 5 (0.64%) Fintech
12 4 (0.52%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.26%) Fat Client
13 2 (0.26%) iPad
13 2 (0.26%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.26%) Thin Client
14 1 (0.13%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 192 (24.74%) Linux
2 103 (13.27%) Unix
3 19 (2.45%) Windows
4 15 (1.93%) AIX
5 12 (1.55%) Ubuntu
6 11 (1.42%) Android
7 6 (0.77%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.52%) Debian
10 2 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.13%) CentOS
11 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 395 (50.90%) Agile Software Development
2 250 (32.22%) TDD
3 190 (24.48%) Microservices
4 147 (18.94%) Scrum
5 141 (18.17%) Unit Testing
6 138 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
7 127 (16.37%) BDD
8 95 (12.24%) MVC
9 90 (11.60%) Test Automation
10 89 (11.47%) DevOps
11 78 (10.05%) SOA
12 61 (7.86%) Open Source
13 57 (7.35%) Kanban
14 56 (7.22%) Software Engineering
15 51 (6.57%) SDLC
16 46 (5.93%) Configuration Management
16 46 (5.93%) Deployment Automation
17 42 (5.41%) API Development
18 39 (5.03%) System Testing
19 36 (4.64%) OO
Programming Languages
1 776 (100.00%) Java
2 193 (24.87%) Java 8
3 182 (23.45%) SQL
4 180 (23.20%) JavaScript
5 52 (6.70%) PL/SQL
6 43 (5.54%) Scala
7 32 (4.12%) Shell Script
8 31 (3.99%) Python
9 20 (2.58%) C++
10 19 (2.45%) C#
11 17 (2.19%) XPath
12 14 (1.80%) Ruby
13 12 (1.55%) Groovy
14 11 (1.42%) Go
15 10 (1.29%) CQL
16 5 (0.64%) PHP
17 4 (0.52%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.52%) Kotlin
17 4 (0.52%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 62 (7.99%) Degree
2 27 (3.48%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.58%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.26%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.13%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.58%) QA
2 12 (1.55%) GCP
3 9 (1.16%) ISO 9001
3 9 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.77%) GDPR
5 3 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 74 (9.54%) Docker
2 70 (9.02%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 33 (4.25%) HDFS
4 10 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 66 (8.51%) Hadoop YARN
2 44 (5.67%) Puppet
3 38 (4.90%) Ansible
4 35 (4.51%) HP ALM
4 35 (4.51%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (1.29%) Opsview
6 7 (0.90%) Grafana
6 7 (0.90%) Kibana
7 5 (0.64%) Terraform
8 4 (0.52%) Galera Cluster
8 4 (0.52%) OpenNebula
9 3 (0.39%) Oozie
10 1 (0.13%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.13%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.13%) Salt
10 1 (0.13%) SELinux
10 1 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 155 (19.97%) Oracle
2 35 (4.51%) HP
3 30 (3.87%) IBM
4 28 (3.61%) Hortonworks
5 24 (3.09%) webMethods
6 17 (2.19%) Google
7 10 (1.29%) VMware
8 8 (1.03%) Cloudera
8 8 (1.03%) SAP
9 7 (0.90%) Adobe
9 7 (0.90%) Red Hat
10 6 (0.77%) Microsoft
11 4 (0.52%) Capita
11 4 (0.52%) New Relic
12 3 (0.39%) Apple
12 3 (0.39%) JD Edwards
13 2 (0.26%) Informatica
13 2 (0.26%) Nuxeo
13 2 (0.26%) Talend
14 1 (0.13%) MuleSoft