The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Developer
England / South East
Rank 56 65 99
Rank change year-on-year +9 +34  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 274 263 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.54% 2.87% 2.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.76% 3.03% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 215 121
Median daily rate £438 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +26.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Median hourly rate £46.00 £42.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.23% +1.19%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year -8.57% +15.13%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7288 8686 9157
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.05% 94.92% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4122 5321 4899
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 373 440
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.05 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Java Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 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
Buckinghamshire +14 64 £363 +2.11% 7
Oxfordshire +9 53 £475 +8.57% 15
Hampshire -22 42 £450 +12.50% 12
Berkshire +23 41 £425 +6.25% 16
Surrey 0 34 £489 +0.25% 12
West Sussex +7 25 £488 +39.28% 6
East Sussex +16 5 £340 -21.15%
Kent +3 4 £400 -3.61%
Middlesex +4 3 £560 +40.00%
Java Developer
England

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 528 (100.00%) Java
2 329 (62.31%) Agile Software Development
3 270 (51.14%) Spring
4 150 (28.41%) Scrum
4 150 (28.41%) Web Services
5 149 (28.22%) JavaScript
6 148 (28.03%) Maven
7 146 (27.65%) REST
8 142 (26.89%) TDD
9 139 (26.33%) Continuous Integration
10 138 (26.14%) Oracle
11 137 (25.95%) XML
11 137 (25.95%) Linux
12 134 (25.38%) SQL
13 119 (22.54%) Git (software)
14 113 (21.40%) Jenkins
14 113 (21.40%) JUnit
15 108 (20.45%) Hibernate
16 106 (20.08%) HTML
17 96 (18.18%) CSS
18 85 (16.10%) Tomcat
19 83 (15.72%) Unit Testing
20 82 (15.53%) Java EE
21 79 (14.96%) MVC
22 78 (14.77%) J2EE
22 78 (14.77%) RESTful
23 74 (14.02%) JIRA
24 71 (13.45%) Security Cleared
25 69 (13.07%) SOAP
25 69 (13.07%) Microservices

Java Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 85 (16.10%) Tomcat
2 64 (12.12%) JBoss
3 44 (8.33%) Apache
4 35 (6.63%) WebSphere
5 31 (5.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 25 (4.73%) Confluence
7 24 (4.55%) WebLogic
8 21 (3.98%) Apache Spark
8 21 (3.98%) WebSphere Application Server
9 18 (3.41%) Elasticsearch
10 15 (2.84%) WebSphere Process Server
11 14 (2.65%) Alfresco
11 14 (2.65%) Mule
12 11 (2.08%) Mule ESB
13 8 (1.52%) Jetty
13 8 (1.52%) nginx
14 7 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 7 (1.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 6 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
16 5 (0.95%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 6 (1.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.38%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 18 (3.41%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.33%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 47 (8.90%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (6.63%) GitHub
3 14 (2.65%) Google App Engine
3 14 (2.65%) Google Cloud Platform
4 13 (2.46%) Google Compute Engine
5 9 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.95%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 5 (0.95%) OpenShift
7 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (0.76%) PaaS
8 3 (0.57%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.38%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.38%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.38%) Google Checkout
10 1 (0.19%) Heroku
10 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (7.39%) HTTP
2 14 (2.65%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.89%) ICMP
3 10 (1.89%) SSH
4 9 (1.70%) HTTPS
5 6 (1.14%) LAN
6 5 (0.95%) SSL
7 4 (0.76%) AMQP
8 3 (0.57%) Internet
8 3 (0.57%) LDAP
9 2 (0.38%) Intranet
9 2 (0.38%) SNMP
10 1 (0.19%) Firewall
10 1 (0.19%) Network Security
10 1 (0.19%) SMPP
10 1 (0.19%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (8.14%) Hadoop
2 41 (7.77%) MySQL
3 37 (7.01%) SQL Server
4 35 (6.63%) Oracle Database
5 33 (6.25%) MongoDB
5 33 (6.25%) Relational Database
6 27 (5.11%) PostgreSQL
7 26 (4.92%) Big Data
8 19 (3.60%) NoSQL
9 14 (2.65%) HBase
9 14 (2.65%) Oracle Database 11g
10 13 (2.46%) Apache Hive
10 13 (2.46%) RDBMS
11 11 (2.08%) Impala
12 10 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
12 10 (1.89%) Oracle Database 12c
13 7 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (0.95%) SQLite
14 5 (0.95%) Sqoop
15 4 (0.76%) GIS
Development Applications
1 148 (28.03%) Maven
2 119 (22.54%) Git (software)
3 113 (21.40%) Jenkins
3 113 (21.40%) JUnit
4 74 (14.02%) JIRA
5 63 (11.93%) Eclipse
6 60 (11.36%) Subversion
7 51 (9.66%) Gradle
7 51 (9.66%) Mockito
8 33 (6.25%) Cucumber
8 33 (6.25%) Selenium
9 30 (5.68%) Ant
10 24 (4.55%) IntelliJ
11 15 (2.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 14 (2.65%) Bitbucket
13 12 (2.27%) Talend Open Studio
14 11 (2.08%) Checkstyle
15 10 (1.89%) Visual Studio
16 9 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
16 9 (1.70%) TestNG
General
1 56 (10.61%) Finance
2 37 (7.01%) Banking
3 22 (4.17%) Publishing
4 13 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.70%) Legal
6 7 (1.33%) Retail
7 5 (0.95%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.95%) Law
8 4 (0.76%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.38%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.19%) Advertising
10 1 (0.19%) Electronics
10 1 (0.19%) Games
10 1 (0.19%) Marketing
10 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (51.14%) Spring
2 150 (28.41%) Web Services
3 146 (27.65%) REST
4 137 (25.95%) XML
5 108 (20.45%) Hibernate
6 106 (20.08%) HTML
7 96 (18.18%) CSS
8 82 (15.53%) Java EE
9 78 (14.77%) J2EE
9 78 (14.77%) RESTful
10 69 (13.07%) SOAP
11 60 (11.36%) JMS
12 58 (10.98%) JSON
13 57 (10.80%) Spring Boot
14 51 (9.66%) Apache Camel
15 48 (9.09%) Spring MVC
16 46 (8.71%) AngularJS
17 45 (8.52%) JPA
17 45 (8.52%) XSLT
18 38 (7.20%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (3.60%) Linux Command Line
1 19 (3.60%) Mobile App
2 13 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (2.27%) Computer Science
4 9 (1.70%) Client/Server
5 7 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (1.33%) Replication
6 5 (0.95%) Algorithms
6 5 (0.95%) Mobile Banking
7 4 (0.76%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.57%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.57%) Online Banking
8 3 (0.57%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.38%) User Experience
10 1 (0.19%) iPad
10 1 (0.19%) Online Games
10 1 (0.19%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.19%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 137 (25.95%) Linux
2 58 (10.98%) Unix
3 23 (4.36%) Android
3 23 (4.36%) Windows
4 17 (3.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (1.89%) CentOS
5 10 (1.89%) Debian
5 10 (1.89%) Ubuntu
6 5 (0.95%) Solaris
7 3 (0.57%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.19%) AIX
9 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (62.31%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (28.41%) Scrum
3 142 (26.89%) TDD
4 139 (26.33%) Continuous Integration
5 83 (15.72%) Unit Testing
6 79 (14.96%) MVC
7 69 (13.07%) Microservices
8 51 (9.66%) BDD
9 49 (9.28%) DevOps
9 49 (9.28%) SOA
10 46 (8.71%) Open Source
10 46 (8.71%) Web Development
11 43 (8.14%) Pair Programming
11 43 (8.14%) Software Engineering
12 33 (6.25%) SDLC
13 29 (5.49%) Configuration Management
13 29 (5.49%) E-Commerce
13 29 (5.49%) OO
14 26 (4.92%) BPMN
15 24 (4.55%) UML
Programming Languages
1 528 (100.00%) Java
2 149 (28.22%) JavaScript
3 134 (25.38%) SQL
4 53 (10.04%) Scala
5 50 (9.47%) Python
6 41 (7.77%) Groovy
7 27 (5.11%) PL/SQL
8 24 (4.55%) C#
9 22 (4.17%) Shell Script
10 21 (3.98%) C++
11 14 (2.65%) Ruby
12 13 (2.46%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.70%) XPath
14 7 (1.33%) C
15 5 (0.95%) PHP
15 5 (0.95%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.76%) Perl
17 3 (0.57%) Assembly Language
17 3 (0.57%) ECMAScript
17 3 (0.57%) Go
Qualifications
1 71 (13.45%) Security Cleared
2 45 (8.52%) SC Cleared
3 17 (3.22%) Degree
4 11 (2.08%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.33%) Sun Certification
6 3 (0.57%) ISEB
6 3 (0.57%) OCPJP
7 2 (0.38%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.22%) QA
2 6 (1.14%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.95%) PA-DSS
4 2 (0.38%) HL7
5 1 (0.19%) SDET
System Software
1 42 (7.95%) Docker
2 6 (1.14%) HDFS
3 5 (0.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.38%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.38%) Varnish
5 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (3.60%) Ansible
2 18 (3.41%) Puppet
3 10 (1.89%) SELinux
4 8 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.14%) Oozie
6 5 (0.95%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.57%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.38%) Consul
8 2 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.38%) logstash
8 2 (0.38%) Terraform
9 1 (0.19%) Kibana
Vendors
1 138 (26.14%) Oracle
2 24 (4.55%) Google
3 14 (2.65%) IBM
4 13 (2.46%) Red Hat
5 12 (2.27%) Talend
6 8 (1.52%) Microsoft
6 8 (1.52%) VMware
7 7 (1.33%) Adobe
7 7 (1.33%) TIBCO
8 6 (1.14%) Telerik
9 4 (0.76%) GigaSpaces
10 3 (0.57%) Apple
10 3 (0.57%) ATG
10 3 (0.57%) Splunk
11 2 (0.38%) Ab Initio
11 2 (0.38%) Coremetrics
11 2 (0.38%) HP
11 2 (0.38%) MicroStrategy
11 2 (0.38%) SAP
11 2 (0.38%) webMethods
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