Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019.

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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 119 44 55
Rank change year-on-year -75 +11 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 294 764 608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.05% 4.62% 3.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 4.87% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 568 395
South East median daily rate £475 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.06% +7.78% -2.70%
10th Percentile £381 £350 £313
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £540 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +5.37% +2.50% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 9
South East median hourly rate £59.67 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.59% +12.50% -10.61%
England median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £41.83
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.59% +8.64%

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 13,503 15,678 15,526
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.16% 94.79% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,040 9,371 9,160
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £241
90th Percentile £600 £575 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 588 687 623
South East median hourly rate £23.06 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.37% +5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.82 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £62.88 £51.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.47 £18.70
% change year-on-year +8.28% -1.23% -1.58%

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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019. 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 -65 109 £450 +5.88% 64
Hampshire -61 83 £500 -2.44% 37
Surrey -39 54 £538 +7.50% 16
Berkshire -51 49 £425 -1.16% 29
Buckinghamshire -5 45 £438 +2.94% 14
West Sussex -19 23 £408 -14.21% 12
Oxfordshire -17 15 £534 +18.61% 21
East Sussex -18 12 £475 -0.26% 5
Kent +7 8 £433 +57.27% 6
Middlesex +6 3 £375 -11.76% 1
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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.

1 294 (100.00%) Java
2 192 (65.31%) Spring
3 190 (64.63%) Agile Software Development
4 104 (35.37%) TDD
5 98 (33.33%) Java 8
6 93 (31.63%) Scrum
7 86 (29.25%) Microservices
8 81 (27.55%) JavaScript
9 80 (27.21%) Spring Boot
10 74 (25.17%) SQL
11 73 (24.83%) Jenkins
12 72 (24.49%) Finance
13 69 (23.47%) Git (software)
14 67 (22.79%) AWS
15 63 (21.43%) BDD
16 61 (20.75%) HTML
17 59 (20.07%) REST
17 59 (20.07%) Docker
18 56 (19.05%) RESTful
19 55 (18.71%) Continuous Integration
20 54 (18.37%) J2EE
20 54 (18.37%) Linux
21 52 (17.69%) Maven
22 44 (14.97%) JSON
23 41 (13.95%) Hibernate
23 41 (13.95%) DevOps
24 38 (12.93%) Python
24 38 (12.93%) Web Services
25 37 (12.59%) JUnit
26 36 (12.24%) CSS

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 33 (11.22%) Apache
2 21 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 16 (5.44%) Apache Spark
4 15 (5.10%) Confluence
5 8 (2.72%) GeoServer
6 7 (2.38%) WebSphere
7 6 (2.04%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.70%) CMS
8 5 (1.70%) Jetty
9 4 (1.36%) ColdFusion
9 4 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (1.02%) JBoss
11 2 (0.68%) GemFire
11 2 (0.68%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (0.68%) WildFly
12 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.34%) Mule
12 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) CSG Singleview
1 1 (0.34%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 67 (22.79%) AWS
2 18 (6.12%) Azure
3 14 (4.76%) GitHub
4 10 (3.40%) AWS Lambda
4 10 (3.40%) SaaS
4 10 (3.40%) Serverless
5 7 (2.38%) PaaS
6 5 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.36%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (1.36%) Datadog
8 3 (1.02%) GCP
8 3 (1.02%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.68%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.68%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.68%) AWS IoT
9 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.68%) Kong
9 2 (0.68%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.06%) FTP
1 9 (3.06%) HTTP
2 6 (2.04%) DNS
3 3 (1.02%) SSL
3 3 (1.02%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.68%) DSL
4 2 (0.68%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.34%) Internet
5 1 (0.34%) Intranet
5 1 (0.34%) SMPP
5 1 (0.34%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (11.56%) SQL Server
2 31 (10.54%) NoSQL
3 28 (9.52%) Relational Database
4 24 (8.16%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (6.80%) Big Data
6 18 (6.12%) Hadoop
6 18 (6.12%) MySQL
7 12 (4.08%) RDBMS
8 10 (3.40%) MongoDB
9 9 (3.06%) HBase
10 8 (2.72%) GIS
11 7 (2.38%) Parquet
12 6 (2.04%) Oracle Database
13 4 (1.36%) Cloudera CDH
14 3 (1.02%) DB2
14 3 (1.02%) MariaDB
14 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
15 2 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
16 1 (0.34%) NuoDB
Development Applications
1 73 (24.83%) Jenkins
2 69 (23.47%) Git (software)
3 52 (17.69%) Maven
4 37 (12.59%) JUnit
5 21 (7.14%) JIRA
5 21 (7.14%) Mockito
6 17 (5.78%) Cucumber
6 17 (5.78%) Gradle
7 15 (5.10%) Bitbucket
8 14 (4.76%) SonarQube
8 14 (4.76%) Subversion
9 13 (4.42%) IntelliJ
9 13 (4.42%) Selenium
10 12 (4.08%) Eclipse
11 11 (3.74%) JMeter
12 9 (3.06%) TeamCity
13 8 (2.72%) Ant
14 7 (2.38%) DbUnit
15 6 (2.04%) Grunt
15 6 (2.04%) webpack
General
1 72 (24.49%) Finance
2 16 (5.44%) Banking
3 7 (2.38%) Public Sector
4 4 (1.36%) Automotive
4 4 (1.36%) Publishing
5 3 (1.02%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.02%) Retail
6 2 (0.68%) Advertising
6 2 (0.68%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.68%) Electronics
6 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.34%) Billing
7 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.34%) Legal
7 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.34%) Marketing
7 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (65.31%) Spring
2 80 (27.21%) Spring Boot
3 61 (20.75%) HTML
4 59 (20.07%) REST
5 56 (19.05%) RESTful
6 54 (18.37%) J2EE
7 44 (14.97%) JSON
8 41 (13.95%) Hibernate
9 38 (12.93%) Web Services
10 36 (12.24%) CSS
10 36 (12.24%) Kafka
11 34 (11.56%) Node.js
11 34 (11.56%) XML
12 33 (11.22%) AngularJS
13 27 (9.18%) SOAP
14 23 (7.82%) Java EE
15 21 (7.14%) React
16 17 (5.78%) HTML5
16 17 (5.78%) RabbitMQ
16 17 (5.78%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.42%) Greenfield Project
1 13 (4.42%) Linux Command Line
1 13 (4.42%) Virtual Team
2 8 (2.72%) Replication
3 6 (2.04%) Smart City
4 5 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.36%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.36%) User Experience
6 3 (1.02%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.68%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.68%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.68%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.68%) Life Science
8 1 (0.34%) DataPower
8 1 (0.34%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.34%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.34%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.34%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 54 (18.37%) Linux
2 20 (6.80%) Unix
3 13 (4.42%) Windows
4 7 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.04%) CentOS
5 6 (2.04%) Debian
5 6 (2.04%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.02%) Android
6 3 (1.02%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.68%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.34%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (64.63%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (35.37%) TDD
3 93 (31.63%) Scrum
4 86 (29.25%) Microservices
5 63 (21.43%) BDD
6 55 (18.71%) Continuous Integration
7 41 (13.95%) DevOps
8 31 (10.54%) Software Engineering
9 25 (8.50%) MVC
10 24 (8.16%) Unit Testing
11 23 (7.82%) Kanban
12 20 (6.80%) Test Automation
13 19 (6.46%) SOA
14 17 (5.78%) OO
15 16 (5.44%) Open Source
16 13 (4.42%) E-Commerce
17 12 (4.08%) Continuous Delivery
17 12 (4.08%) Information Security
17 12 (4.08%) Integration Testing
17 12 (4.08%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 294 (100.00%) Java
2 98 (33.33%) Java 8
3 81 (27.55%) JavaScript
4 74 (25.17%) SQL
5 38 (12.93%) Python
6 19 (6.46%) C++
7 17 (5.78%) C#
8 16 (5.44%) PL/SQL
9 15 (5.10%) Shell Script
10 14 (4.76%) TypeScript
11 11 (3.74%) PHP
12 9 (3.06%) C
13 8 (2.72%) Kotlin
14 7 (2.38%) Scala
15 6 (2.04%) Groovy
16 4 (1.36%) Java 9
16 4 (1.36%) Perl
16 4 (1.36%) Ruby
17 3 (1.02%) Clojure
18 2 (0.68%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 20 (6.80%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.78%) Degree
3 16 (5.44%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.36%) ISEB
5 4 (1.36%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.68%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.34%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.34%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.70%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 59 (20.07%) Docker
2 12 (4.08%) HDFS
3 7 (2.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (1.36%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.02%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (8.16%) Kubernetes
2 11 (3.74%) Ansible
3 9 (3.06%) Terraform
4 7 (2.38%) Hadoop YARN
5 5 (1.70%) Graphite
5 5 (1.70%) Puppet
6 4 (1.36%) Kibana
6 4 (1.36%) logstash
6 4 (1.36%) Nagios
6 4 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.36%) StatsD
7 2 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.34%) Grafana
8 1 (0.34%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 32 (10.88%) Oracle
2 13 (4.42%) IBM
3 11 (3.74%) Atlassian
4 6 (2.04%) Google
5 5 (1.70%) MuleSoft
5 5 (1.70%) New Relic
6 4 (1.36%) Cloudera
7 3 (1.02%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.02%) VMware
7 3 (1.02%) Zend
8 2 (0.68%) BEA
8 2 (0.68%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (0.68%) Microsoft
8 2 (0.68%) webMethods
9 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.34%) SAP
9 1 (0.34%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.34%) Sun
9 1 (0.34%) Talend