Period
to 9 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £480 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 9 December 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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 138 41 44
Rank change year-on-year -97 +3 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 218 811 753
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.68% 4.81% 4.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 5.09% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 585 508
South East median daily rate £480 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £400 £375 £354
90th Percentile £588 £575 £588
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 23 9
South East median hourly rate £52.17 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.92% +12.50% +3.23%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £41.15
% change year-on-year -22.22% +9.36% +10.10%

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 12,183 15,929 15,743
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.74% 94.39% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,218 9,602 9,353
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £210 £256 £238
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £463 £458 £450
% change year-on-year +1.09% +1.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 613 622
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +11.11% -2.96%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £59.38 £51.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.25 £18.70
% change year-on-year +4.11% -2.41% +3.89%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -56 91 £425 -5.56% 59
Hampshire -80 60 £513 - 20
Buckinghamshire +10 41 £425 - 17
Surrey -39 39 £563 +12.50% 14
Berkshire -56 36 £456 +1.39% 25
Oxfordshire -10 14 £444 -1.39% 17
West Sussex -32 12 £450 -2.70% 11
Kent +15 9 £433 -15.61% 2
East Sussex -19 5 £425 -5.03% 3
Middlesex +11 2 £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 9 December 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.

1 217 (99.54%) Java
2 143 (65.60%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (61.01%) Spring
4 83 (38.07%) TDD
5 74 (33.94%) Java 8
6 64 (29.36%) Scrum
7 60 (27.52%) Microservices
8 59 (27.06%) Finance
9 58 (26.61%) JavaScript
10 57 (26.15%) Git (software)
11 54 (24.77%) SQL
12 49 (22.48%) Jenkins
13 47 (21.56%) Spring Boot
14 46 (21.10%) RESTful
14 46 (21.10%) AWS
15 45 (20.64%) HTML
16 40 (18.35%) CSS
16 40 (18.35%) BDD
17 37 (16.97%) AngularJS
17 37 (16.97%) Web Services
18 35 (16.06%) REST
19 33 (15.14%) Docker
19 33 (15.14%) Linux
19 33 (15.14%) J2EE
19 33 (15.14%) Python
20 30 (13.76%) Continuous Integration
20 30 (13.76%) Hibernate
21 28 (12.84%) Node.js
22 27 (12.39%) C#
23 25 (11.47%) SQL Server

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 18 (8.26%) Apache
2 15 (6.88%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.67%) Confluence
4 6 (2.75%) Apache Spark
5 5 (2.29%) CMS
6 4 (1.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (1.83%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.38%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.92%) GemFire
8 2 (0.92%) GeoServer
8 2 (0.92%) JBoss
8 2 (0.92%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (0.92%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.46%) iPlanet
9 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 46 (21.10%) AWS
2 15 (6.88%) Azure
3 9 (4.13%) AWS Lambda
3 9 (4.13%) Serverless
4 7 (3.21%) PaaS
5 6 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.29%) Amazon Cognito
6 5 (2.29%) Amazon S3
6 5 (2.29%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (2.29%) GitHub
7 3 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.38%) GCP
7 3 (1.38%) npm
7 3 (1.38%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.38%) SaaS
8 2 (0.92%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (0.92%) Apple Pay
8 2 (0.92%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.92%) Google Pay
8 2 (0.92%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.38%) Internet
2 2 (0.92%) HTTP
2 2 (0.92%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (0.92%) SSL
3 1 (0.46%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.47%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.80%) MySQL
2 17 (7.80%) Relational Database
3 13 (5.96%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (5.50%) NoSQL
5 7 (3.21%) Big Data
6 6 (2.75%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.75%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.75%) Pentaho
7 5 (2.29%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.38%) Cloudera CDH
8 3 (1.38%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.92%) GIS
9 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.46%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.46%) HBase
10 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.46%) Redis
10 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 57 (26.15%) Git (software)
2 49 (22.48%) Jenkins
3 21 (9.63%) Maven
4 20 (9.17%) JUnit
5 16 (7.34%) Selenium
6 15 (6.88%) Cucumber
7 12 (5.50%) Mockito
7 12 (5.50%) SonarQube
8 11 (5.05%) IntelliJ
8 11 (5.05%) JIRA
9 10 (4.59%) Eclipse
10 6 (2.75%) Grunt
10 6 (2.75%) Subversion
10 6 (2.75%) webpack
11 5 (2.29%) DbUnit
11 5 (2.29%) jMock
11 5 (2.29%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.83%) Moq
12 4 (1.83%) NUnit
12 4 (1.83%) TeamCity
General
1 59 (27.06%) Finance
2 11 (5.05%) Banking
3 5 (2.29%) Public Sector
4 4 (1.83%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.38%) Electronics
5 3 (1.38%) Publishing
6 2 (0.92%) Advertising
6 2 (0.92%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.92%) Marketing
6 2 (0.92%) Retail
6 2 (0.92%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (61.01%) Spring
2 47 (21.56%) Spring Boot
3 46 (21.10%) RESTful
4 45 (20.64%) HTML
5 40 (18.35%) CSS
6 37 (16.97%) AngularJS
6 37 (16.97%) Web Services
7 35 (16.06%) REST
8 33 (15.14%) J2EE
9 30 (13.76%) Hibernate
10 28 (12.84%) Node.js
11 25 (11.47%) JSON
12 24 (11.01%) SOAP
13 23 (10.55%) XML
14 20 (9.17%) React
15 19 (8.72%) HTML5
16 18 (8.26%) .NET
16 18 (8.26%) Spring Cloud
17 17 (7.80%) Kafka
18 12 (5.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.05%) Greenfield Project
1 11 (5.05%) Smart City
2 8 (3.67%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (3.21%) Virtual Team
4 6 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.38%) User Experience
7 2 (0.92%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.92%) Life Science
7 2 (0.92%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.46%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.46%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.46%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.46%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.46%) NHS
8 1 (0.46%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.46%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 33 (15.14%) Linux
2 17 (7.80%) Unix
3 4 (1.83%) CentOS
3 4 (1.83%) Debian
3 4 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (1.83%) Ubuntu
4 2 (0.92%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.92%) Windows
5 1 (0.46%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (65.60%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (38.07%) TDD
3 64 (29.36%) Scrum
4 60 (27.52%) Microservices
5 40 (18.35%) BDD
6 30 (13.76%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (11.47%) SOA
8 24 (11.01%) Software Engineering
9 19 (8.72%) Unit Testing
10 18 (8.26%) DevOps
11 14 (6.42%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (5.96%) OO
12 13 (5.96%) Test Automation
13 12 (5.50%) Information Security
13 12 (5.50%) Open Source
14 11 (5.05%) Computer Science
14 11 (5.05%) E-Commerce
15 10 (4.59%) Project Delivery
16 9 (4.13%) Acceptance Criteria
16 9 (4.13%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 217 (99.54%) Java
2 74 (33.94%) Java 8
3 58 (26.61%) JavaScript
4 54 (24.77%) SQL
5 33 (15.14%) Python
6 27 (12.39%) C#
7 18 (8.26%) C++
8 14 (6.42%) PL/SQL
9 12 (5.50%) TypeScript
10 10 (4.59%) Shell Script
11 9 (4.13%) C
11 9 (4.13%) PHP
12 4 (1.83%) Scala
13 3 (1.38%) Clojure
14 2 (0.92%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.92%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.92%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.46%) Haskell
15 1 (0.46%) Ruby
15 1 (0.46%) XPath
Qualifications
1 23 (10.55%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.34%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.42%) Degree
4 8 (3.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.29%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.38%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.92%) ISEB
7 2 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.46%) CISA
8 1 (0.46%) CISM
8 1 (0.46%) CISSP
8 1 (0.46%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.46%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.75%) QA
2 3 (1.38%) SEPA
System Software
1 33 (15.14%) Docker
2 3 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.38%) vSphere
3 2 (0.92%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.46%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (4.59%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.83%) Ansible
3 1 (0.46%) Kibana
3 1 (0.46%) logstash
3 1 (0.46%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.46%) Puppet
3 1 (0.46%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (7.80%) Oracle
2 8 (3.67%) Atlassian
3 7 (3.21%) Google
4 6 (2.75%) MuleSoft
5 4 (1.83%) Zend
6 3 (1.38%) Cloudera
6 3 (1.38%) PayPal
6 3 (1.38%) VMware
7 2 (0.92%) Apple
7 2 (0.92%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (0.92%) Microsoft
7 2 (0.92%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.92%) SAP
8 1 (0.46%) BEA
8 1 (0.46%) IBM
8 1 (0.46%) New Relic
8 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.46%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.46%) Sun
8 1 (0.46%) webMethods