Period
to 14 June 2021

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 14 June 2021.

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
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 134 120 79
Rank change year-on-year -14 -41 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 89 111 428
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.49% 1.68% 2.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 1.80% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 66 297
10th Percentile £325 £300 £358
25th Percentile £405 £386 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
75th Percentile £525 £525 £531
90th Percentile £575 £547 £593
England median daily rate £575 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 10
10th Percentile £57.45 " £49.84
25th Percentile £61.50 " £51.56
Median hourly rate £65.50 £58.00 £55.00
Median % change year-on-year +12.93% +5.45% +22.22%
75th Percentile £65.53 " £60.00
90th Percentile £66.24 " "
England median hourly rate £63.00 £60.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +9.09% +54.84%

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 5,531 6,183 13,941
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.35% 93.68% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,505 3,888 8,408
10th Percentile £234 £213 £256
25th Percentile £356 £350 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £450
75th Percentile £538 £525 £525
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 344 338 599
10th Percentile £11.11 £12.00 £11.17
25th Percentile £15.16 £13.55 £13.69
Median hourly rate £24.14 £18.00 £21.16
Median % change year-on-year +34.08% -14.93% +17.56%
75th Percentile £45.56 £33.75 £44.75
90th Percentile £60.35 £52.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £19.40 £18.70
% change year-on-year +8.25% +3.74% +6.86%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Java Developer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Java Developer in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Java Developer in the South East

Java Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Java Developer in the South East over the 6 months to 14 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Java Developer in the South East

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Java Developer in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Java Developer in the South East

Java Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Java Developer in the South East over the 6 months to 14 June 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 14 June 2021. 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 -7 39 £475 +8.57% 46
Buckinghamshire -2 25 £431 +43.75% 8
Hampshire -23 22 £500 +5.71% 24
Surrey +13 19 £475 - 15
Berkshire +3 12 £475 -5.00% 27
West Sussex +1 6 £464 +3.06% 3
Oxfordshire -1 2 £542 +8.40% 11
East Sussex +9 1 - - 2
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 June 2021, 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 89 (100.00%) Java
2 59 (66.29%) Spring
3 51 (57.30%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (44.94%) Jenkins
4 40 (44.94%) Spring Boot
5 30 (33.71%) Microservices
5 30 (33.71%) Git (software)
6 29 (32.58%) Docker
6 29 (32.58%) DevOps
7 26 (29.21%) AngularJS
7 26 (29.21%) TDD
7 26 (29.21%) Scrum
8 25 (28.09%) Maven
8 25 (28.09%) Java 8
9 24 (26.97%) Web Services
10 22 (24.72%) JavaScript
10 22 (24.72%) SQL
11 21 (23.60%) JSON
12 20 (22.47%) JUnit
12 20 (22.47%) XML
12 20 (22.47%) RESTful
12 20 (22.47%) NoSQL
13 19 (21.35%) BDD
13 19 (21.35%) AWS
14 18 (20.22%) Security Cleared
15 17 (19.10%) Relational Database
15 17 (19.10%) Hibernate
15 17 (19.10%) JIRA
15 17 (19.10%) SC Cleared
16 16 (17.98%) 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 13 (14.61%) Confluence
2 5 (5.62%) Apache
3 4 (4.49%) AquaLogic
3 4 (4.49%) Oracle Service Bus
3 4 (4.49%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.49%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.37%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (3.37%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.37%) Liferay
4 3 (3.37%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.37%) WebSphere Portal
5 2 (2.25%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.12%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (21.35%) AWS
2 16 (17.98%) Azure
3 9 (10.11%) OpenShift
4 5 (5.62%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (5.62%) Amazon S3
4 5 (5.62%) Serverless
4 5 (5.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (4.49%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (4.49%) GCP
6 3 (3.37%) Amazon ECS
6 3 (3.37%) AWS Fargate
6 3 (3.37%) GitHub
7 2 (2.25%) Amazon EKS
7 2 (2.25%) Apigee
7 2 (2.25%) npm
7 2 (2.25%) PaaS
8 1 (1.12%) Azure Service Fabric
8 1 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.12%) IaaS
8 1 (1.12%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.11%) LAN
2 2 (2.25%) SSL
3 1 (1.12%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.12%) PuTTY
3 1 (1.12%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (22.47%) NoSQL
2 17 (19.10%) Relational Database
3 15 (16.85%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (7.87%) MongoDB
4 7 (7.87%) SQL Server
5 6 (6.74%) RDBMS
6 4 (4.49%) DB2
6 4 (4.49%) Oracle Database
6 4 (4.49%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (4.49%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (4.49%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (3.37%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (3.37%) Hadoop
7 3 (3.37%) MySQL
8 2 (2.25%) Amazon Athena
8 2 (2.25%) Big Data
8 2 (2.25%) HBase
8 2 (2.25%) Redis
9 1 (1.12%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (1.12%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 40 (44.94%) Jenkins
2 30 (33.71%) Git (software)
3 25 (28.09%) Maven
4 20 (22.47%) JUnit
5 17 (19.10%) JIRA
6 15 (16.85%) Subversion
7 14 (15.73%) Sonatype Nexus
8 13 (14.61%) Cucumber
9 11 (12.36%) FishEye
9 11 (12.36%) Selenium
10 10 (11.24%) TestNG
11 6 (6.74%) Eclipse
11 6 (6.74%) GitLab
11 6 (6.74%) SonarQube
12 4 (4.49%) Bitbucket
13 3 (3.37%) Gradle
13 3 (3.37%) IntelliJ
13 3 (3.37%) Mockito
14 2 (2.25%) DbUnit
14 2 (2.25%) jMock
General
1 12 (13.48%) Finance
2 10 (11.24%) Documentation Skills
2 10 (11.24%) Social Skills
3 8 (8.99%) Banking
4 3 (3.37%) Automotive
4 3 (3.37%) Marketing
5 2 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.25%) Law
5 2 (2.25%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.25%) Retail
6 1 (1.12%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (66.29%) Spring
2 40 (44.94%) Spring Boot
3 26 (29.21%) AngularJS
4 24 (26.97%) Web Services
5 21 (23.60%) JSON
6 20 (22.47%) RESTful
6 20 (22.47%) XML
7 17 (19.10%) Hibernate
8 16 (17.98%) Java EE
9 15 (16.85%) REST
10 14 (15.73%) JPA
11 13 (14.61%) SOAP
12 11 (12.36%) Node.js
13 10 (11.24%) Java EE 5
13 10 (11.24%) React
14 8 (8.99%) Akka
14 8 (8.99%) Kafka
15 7 (7.87%) Spring Cloud
16 6 (6.74%) EJB
16 6 (6.74%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.61%) Client/Server
2 8 (8.99%) Replication
3 6 (6.74%) Public Cloud
4 5 (5.62%) Mainframe
5 4 (4.49%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (4.49%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (3.37%) Algorithms
6 3 (3.37%) Data Structures
6 3 (3.37%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (2.25%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (2.25%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.12%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (1.12%) Cloud Native
8 1 (1.12%) Java Card
8 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.12%) NHS
8 1 (1.12%) Smartcard
8 1 (1.12%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.48%) Linux
2 11 (12.36%) Windows
3 3 (3.37%) Android
4 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.12%) Amazon Linux
5 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.12%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (57.30%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (33.71%) Microservices
3 29 (32.58%) DevOps
4 26 (29.21%) Scrum
4 26 (29.21%) TDD
5 19 (21.35%) BDD
6 15 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (15.73%) Kanban
8 12 (13.48%) SDLC
9 11 (12.36%) Mentoring
9 11 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (11.24%) Customer Requirements
10 10 (11.24%) Integration Testing
10 10 (11.24%) UML
11 9 (10.11%) Performance Tuning
12 8 (8.99%) Functional Programming
12 8 (8.99%) Software Architecture
13 7 (7.87%) OO
13 7 (7.87%) Software Testing
13 7 (7.87%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 89 (100.00%) Java
2 25 (28.09%) Java 8
3 22 (24.72%) JavaScript
3 22 (24.72%) SQL
4 10 (11.24%) C++
5 9 (10.11%) TypeScript
6 7 (7.87%) Bash Shell
7 5 (5.62%) R
8 4 (4.49%) Python
9 3 (3.37%) Scala
10 2 (2.25%) Groovy
11 1 (1.12%) ANSI SQL
11 1 (1.12%) C
11 1 (1.12%) Perl
11 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (20.22%) Security Cleared
2 17 (19.10%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.25%) Degree
4 1 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.12%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.25%) Accessibility
System Software
1 29 (32.58%) Docker
2 1 (1.12%) Postfix
2 1 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (16.85%) Kubernetes
2 8 (8.99%) Kibana
3 6 (6.74%) Grafana
4 5 (5.62%) Terraform
5 4 (4.49%) Prometheus
6 3 (3.37%) Puppet
7 2 (2.25%) logstash
Vendors
1 10 (11.24%) Oracle
2 4 (4.49%) BEA
3 2 (2.25%) Google
3 2 (2.25%) New Relic
4 1 (1.12%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.12%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.12%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.12%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (1.12%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.12%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.12%) VMware
4 1 (1.12%) Workday