Period
to 23 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 October 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 Developer
England > South East
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 53 100
Rank change year-on-year +1 +47 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 653 620 428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.99% 3.68% 2.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.23% 3.91% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 427 298
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £350 £306 £313
90th Percentile £588 £556 £502
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 4
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £44.00 £44.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -1.68% +27.86%
England median hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year +6.49% -9.94% +22.14%

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 15451 15873 18499
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.49% 94.30% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9169 9493 10823
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +6.94%
10th Percentile £241 £231 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 638 779 900
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +3.11% +15.17%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.25 £10.36
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £17.79
% change year-on-year +1.08% +4.02% +7.79%

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 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 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
Thames Valley +5 371 £475 +5.56% 52
Buckinghamshire +30 215 £375 +7.14% 7
Surrey +24 131 £500 +9.59% 10
Oxfordshire -20 101 £525 +10.53% 21
Hampshire 0 67 £400 -5.88% 8
West Sussex +3 57 £444 -6.53% 7
Berkshire +10 55 £450 +20.00% 24
East Sussex -25 17 £513 +7.89% 4
Middlesex +6 9 £500 +26.58% 1
Kent -26 3 £525 -12.50%
Sussex -4 2 £550 +15.79%
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, 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 South East region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 653 (100.00%) Java
2 340 (52.07%) Spring
3 333 (51.00%) Agile Software Development
4 211 (32.31%) TDD
5 175 (26.80%) Web Services
6 174 (26.65%) Git (software)
7 172 (26.34%) Scrum
8 166 (25.42%) REST
9 160 (24.50%) Maven
10 154 (23.58%) Microservices
11 145 (22.21%) JavaScript
12 141 (21.59%) Jenkins
13 137 (20.98%) SQL
14 129 (19.75%) RESTful
15 120 (18.38%) Hibernate
16 118 (18.07%) Linux
17 115 (17.61%) HTML
17 115 (17.61%) JUnit
17 115 (17.61%) BDD
18 111 (17.00%) Spring Boot
19 108 (16.54%) Continuous Integration
20 104 (15.93%) Unit Testing
21 98 (15.01%) J2EE
22 95 (14.55%) Oracle
23 94 (14.40%) Finance
24 92 (14.09%) AngularJS
25 89 (13.63%) CSS
26 87 (13.32%) Banking
27 85 (13.02%) SOAP
28 84 (12.86%) SOA

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 61 (9.34%) Apache
2 52 (7.96%) Tomcat
3 45 (6.89%) WebSphere
4 40 (6.13%) WebLogic
5 34 (5.21%) Apache Spark
5 34 (5.21%) JBoss
6 28 (4.29%) Confluence
7 26 (3.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 22 (3.37%) Cloud Foundry
8 22 (3.37%) WebSphere Application Server
9 15 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (1.68%) Apache Solr
11 9 (1.38%) Liferay
12 8 (1.23%) GemFire
12 8 (1.23%) WebSphere Process Server
13 7 (1.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 7 (1.07%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.92%) CMS
14 6 (0.92%) GlassFish
15 5 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.15%) Pipeline Pilot
Business Applications
1 10 (1.53%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.61%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 2 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.15%) Lawson
4 1 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 77 (11.79%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (5.82%) PaaS
3 30 (4.59%) GitHub
4 29 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 26 (3.98%) OpenShift
6 15 (2.30%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (1.99%) Amazon SQS
8 11 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.07%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (1.07%) Serverless
10 6 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.77%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.77%) Google App Engine
12 4 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 4 (0.61%) CloudFront
12 4 (0.61%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.61%) Google Checkout
12 4 (0.61%) Google Compute Engine
13 3 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.44%) HTTP
2 15 (2.30%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.23%) AMQP
3 8 (1.23%) SSL
4 5 (0.77%) Intranet
5 4 (0.61%) Internet
6 3 (0.46%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.31%) SNMP
8 1 (0.15%) LAN
8 1 (0.15%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (6.58%) NoSQL
2 42 (6.43%) Hadoop
3 41 (6.28%) Big Data
4 37 (5.67%) MongoDB
5 36 (5.51%) MySQL
6 24 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (3.37%) Relational Database
8 21 (3.22%) Oracle Database
9 16 (2.45%) SQL Server
10 15 (2.30%) HBase
11 14 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
11 14 (2.14%) Oracle Database 12c
12 12 (1.84%) Apache Hive
13 8 (1.23%) OLTP
13 8 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
13 8 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (1.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 7 (1.07%) Redis
15 5 (0.77%) DB2
16 4 (0.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 174 (26.65%) Git (software)
2 160 (24.50%) Maven
3 141 (21.59%) Jenkins
4 115 (17.61%) JUnit
5 78 (11.94%) Eclipse
6 71 (10.87%) Subversion
7 65 (9.95%) JIRA
8 48 (7.35%) Mockito
9 40 (6.13%) Gradle
10 34 (5.21%) IntelliJ
11 33 (5.05%) Selenium
12 27 (4.13%) Ant
13 21 (3.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 21 (3.22%) Cucumber
14 16 (2.45%) Bitbucket
15 15 (2.30%) gulp
15 15 (2.30%) Octopus Deploy
16 14 (2.14%) Grunt
16 14 (2.14%) TeamCity
17 12 (1.84%) Hudson
General
1 94 (14.40%) Finance
2 87 (13.32%) Banking
3 20 (3.06%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.14%) Retail
5 12 (1.84%) Retail Banking
6 11 (1.68%) Automotive
7 7 (1.07%) Publishing
8 6 (0.92%) Electronics
9 5 (0.77%) Marketing
10 4 (0.61%) Games
11 3 (0.46%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.46%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.46%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.46%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.46%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.31%) Law
13 1 (0.15%) French Language
13 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.15%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 340 (52.07%) Spring
2 175 (26.80%) Web Services
3 166 (25.42%) REST
4 129 (19.75%) RESTful
5 120 (18.38%) Hibernate
6 115 (17.61%) HTML
7 111 (17.00%) Spring Boot
8 98 (15.01%) J2EE
9 92 (14.09%) AngularJS
10 89 (13.63%) CSS
11 85 (13.02%) SOAP
12 79 (12.10%) JSON
13 72 (11.03%) XML
14 69 (10.57%) Java EE
15 54 (8.27%) HTML5
16 49 (7.50%) React
17 44 (6.74%) Spring MVC
18 42 (6.43%) Node.js
19 41 (6.28%) RabbitMQ
20 40 (6.13%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 14 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
1 14 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (1.99%) User Experience
3 12 (1.84%) Computer Science
3 12 (1.84%) Linux Command Line
4 11 (1.68%) Virtual Team
5 9 (1.38%) Replication
6 7 (1.07%) Algorithms
6 7 (1.07%) Client/Server
7 5 (0.77%) Fintech
8 4 (0.61%) iPad
8 4 (0.61%) Minimum Viable Product
8 4 (0.61%) Online Games
9 3 (0.46%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.31%) Credit Derivative
10 2 (0.31%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.31%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.31%) Equities
10 2 (0.31%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 118 (18.07%) Linux
2 71 (10.87%) Unix
3 24 (3.68%) Windows
4 11 (1.68%) Android
5 10 (1.53%) Mac OS X
6 9 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.07%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.77%) Debian
9 4 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.46%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (51.00%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (32.31%) TDD
3 172 (26.34%) Scrum
4 154 (23.58%) Microservices
5 115 (17.61%) BDD
6 108 (16.54%) Continuous Integration
7 104 (15.93%) Unit Testing
8 84 (12.86%) SOA
9 79 (12.10%) MVC
10 77 (11.79%) Kanban
11 75 (11.49%) DevOps
12 67 (10.26%) OO
13 45 (6.89%) Test Automation
14 44 (6.74%) Pair Programming
15 42 (6.43%) Web Development
16 37 (5.67%) Software Engineering
17 34 (5.21%) API Development
18 33 (5.05%) Open Source
19 29 (4.44%) Configuration Management
20 28 (4.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 653 (100.00%) Java
2 145 (22.21%) JavaScript
3 137 (20.98%) SQL
4 29 (4.44%) Scala
5 28 (4.29%) Python
6 27 (4.13%) Ruby
7 26 (3.98%) C#
8 19 (2.91%) PL/SQL
9 15 (2.30%) Groovy
10 13 (1.99%) Go
11 12 (1.84%) C++
12 11 (1.68%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.92%) C
14 5 (0.77%) ES6
14 5 (0.77%) XPath
15 4 (0.61%) Perl
16 2 (0.31%) Lua
16 2 (0.31%) TypeScript
17 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
17 1 (0.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 35 (5.36%) Degree
2 19 (2.91%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.30%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.07%) Sun Certification
6 4 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.15%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.05%) QA
2 3 (0.46%) GDPR
3 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.15%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 68 (10.41%) Docker
2 21 (3.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 15 (2.30%) HDFS
4 9 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.46%) Varnish
6 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 38 (5.82%) Puppet
2 36 (5.51%) Ansible
3 24 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (2.14%) Hadoop YARN
5 7 (1.07%) Kubernetes
6 6 (0.92%) Consul
6 6 (0.92%) Grafana
6 6 (0.92%) Kibana
7 4 (0.61%) Terraform
8 3 (0.46%) Mesos
8 3 (0.46%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.15%) Galera Cluster
9 1 (0.15%) Oozie
9 1 (0.15%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 95 (14.55%) Oracle
2 27 (4.13%) IBM
3 21 (3.22%) Google
4 18 (2.76%) webMethods
5 16 (2.45%) Microsoft
6 14 (2.14%) Red Hat
7 10 (1.53%) New Relic
8 9 (1.38%) MuleSoft
8 9 (1.38%) Software AG
9 7 (1.07%) Adobe
10 6 (0.92%) HP
10 6 (0.92%) hybris
11 5 (0.77%) Apigee
11 5 (0.77%) Cloudera
11 5 (0.77%) Workday
11 5 (0.77%) WSO2
12 4 (0.61%) Coremetrics
12 4 (0.61%) PayPal
12 4 (0.61%) SAP
12 4 (0.61%) TIBCO