Period
to 20 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £485 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 56 59
Rank change year-on-year +10 +3 +42
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 769 612 622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.64% 3.73% 3.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.90% 3.94% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 396 439
South East median daily rate £485 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% -2.70% +15.63%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £325
90th Percentile £575 £575 £569
England median daily rate £513 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +2.50% +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 6
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.50 £44.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -9.50% +6.55%
10th Percentile £35.00 £40.00 £41.38
90th Percentile £54.13 £46.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +10.39% -7.78%

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 15,703 15,551 16,572
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.74% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,406 9,151 9,985
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £261 £241 £235
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 687 630 752
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.26
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.41% -1.58% +6.92%

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 20 September 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in the South East over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor 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 20 September 2018. 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 -21 235 £425 -10.53% 70
Hampshire +62 221 £513 +28.13% 28
Surrey +14 204 £500 +5.26% 46
Berkshire +21 96 £430 -4.44% 35
Buckinghamshire -36 78 £425 +13.33% 15
West Sussex +1 62 £475 +11.76% 13
Oxfordshire -11 61 £450 -14.29% 20
East Sussex +16 36 £476 +12.06% 18
Middlesex +8 5 £425 -15.00% 1
Kent +11 3 £275 -47.62% 4
Sussex - 2 £550 -
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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.

1 769 (100.00%) Java
2 512 (66.58%) Spring
3 418 (54.36%) Agile Software Development
4 324 (42.13%) TDD
5 245 (31.86%) Spring Boot
6 241 (31.34%) Hibernate
7 238 (30.95%) Java 8
8 219 (28.48%) Microservices
9 214 (27.83%) RESTful
10 212 (27.57%) REST
11 207 (26.92%) Jenkins
12 194 (25.23%) BDD
13 193 (25.10%) JavaScript
14 192 (24.97%) Maven
15 191 (24.84%) Git (software)
16 173 (22.50%) Web Services
17 166 (21.59%) Greenfield Project
18 155 (20.16%) NoSQL
19 144 (18.73%) Continuous Integration
20 142 (18.47%) Docker
20 142 (18.47%) Scrum
21 137 (17.82%) J2EE
22 135 (17.56%) Amazon AWS
23 133 (17.30%) Linux
24 127 (16.51%) MongoDB
25 125 (16.25%) Kafka
26 117 (15.21%) HTML
27 113 (14.69%) Hadoop
28 112 (14.56%) Oracle
29 109 (14.17%) MVC

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 84 (10.92%) Tomcat
2 73 (9.49%) Apache
2 73 (9.49%) JBoss
3 59 (7.67%) Apache Spark
4 54 (7.02%) WebLogic
5 44 (5.72%) Jetty
6 40 (5.20%) MQSeries
7 28 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
8 25 (3.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 23 (2.99%) WebSphere
10 17 (2.21%) Cloud Foundry
10 17 (2.21%) Confluence
11 14 (1.82%) Oracle Service Bus
12 11 (1.43%) Apache Solr
12 11 (1.43%) GemFire
13 9 (1.17%) GlassFish
14 8 (1.04%) Drupal
14 8 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
15 7 (0.91%) Liferay
15 7 (0.91%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (0.39%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.26%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.13%) Maximo
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 135 (17.56%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.08%) GitHub
4 15 (1.95%) OpenShift
5 11 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (1.04%) PaaS
7 6 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
7 6 (0.78%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.65%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.65%) Serverless
9 4 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 4 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.52%) CloudFront
10 3 (0.39%) npm
10 3 (0.39%) SaaS
11 2 (0.26%) Boomi
11 2 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.26%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.42%) HTTP
2 12 (1.56%) SNMP
3 10 (1.30%) SSL
3 10 (1.30%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.91%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.39%) DVB
5 3 (0.39%) Firewall
6 2 (0.26%) Network Security
6 2 (0.26%) PuTTY
6 2 (0.26%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (20.16%) NoSQL
2 127 (16.51%) MongoDB
3 113 (14.69%) Hadoop
4 77 (10.01%) Big Data
5 64 (8.32%) Apache Cassandra
5 64 (8.32%) MySQL
6 56 (7.28%) PostgreSQL
7 43 (5.59%) Couchbase
8 37 (4.81%) Relational Database
9 33 (4.29%) SQL Server
10 26 (3.38%) Oracle Database
11 16 (2.08%) HBase
12 15 (1.95%) RDBMS
12 15 (1.95%) Redis
13 12 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
15 7 (0.91%) Riak
16 4 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 4 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
16 4 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 207 (26.92%) Jenkins
2 192 (24.97%) Maven
3 191 (24.84%) Git (software)
4 108 (14.04%) JUnit
5 73 (9.49%) JIRA
6 40 (5.20%) Eclipse
7 38 (4.94%) Mockito
7 38 (4.94%) Subversion
8 34 (4.42%) IntelliJ
9 32 (4.16%) Gradle
10 25 (3.25%) Cucumber
11 21 (2.73%) SoapUI
12 19 (2.47%) git-flow
12 19 (2.47%) Selenium
13 13 (1.69%) Bitbucket
14 9 (1.17%) Ant
14 9 (1.17%) SonarQube
14 9 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
15 8 (1.04%) XMLSpy
16 7 (0.91%) NetBeans
General
1 109 (14.17%) Finance
2 40 (5.20%) Games
3 30 (3.90%) Banking
4 20 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.43%) Billing
5 11 (1.43%) Retail
6 10 (1.30%) Publishing
7 8 (1.04%) Marketing
8 7 (0.91%) Back Office
9 6 (0.78%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.65%) Electronics
10 5 (0.65%) Law
11 4 (0.52%) Advertising
11 4 (0.52%) Automotive
12 3 (0.39%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.26%) Front Office
14 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.13%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 512 (66.58%) Spring
2 245 (31.86%) Spring Boot
3 241 (31.34%) Hibernate
4 214 (27.83%) RESTful
5 212 (27.57%) REST
6 173 (22.50%) Web Services
7 137 (17.82%) J2EE
8 125 (16.25%) Kafka
9 117 (15.21%) HTML
10 104 (13.52%) JSON
11 101 (13.13%) JMS
12 98 (12.74%) CSS
13 89 (11.57%) AngularJS
14 82 (10.66%) XML
15 73 (9.49%) SOAP
16 70 (9.10%) Spring MVC
17 64 (8.32%) Play Framework
17 64 (8.32%) RabbitMQ
18 60 (7.80%) Middleware
19 58 (7.54%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 166 (21.59%) Greenfield Project
2 17 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (1.82%) Fintech
4 12 (1.56%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.30%) Mobile App
5 10 (1.30%) User Experience
6 9 (1.17%) Algorithms
7 8 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.04%) Virtual Team
8 5 (0.65%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (0.65%) Data Structures
8 5 (0.65%) NHS
9 4 (0.52%) e-Learning
9 4 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (0.52%) Tandem
10 3 (0.39%) Cloud Native
10 3 (0.39%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.26%) Life Science
11 2 (0.26%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 133 (17.30%) Linux
2 89 (11.57%) Unix
3 30 (3.90%) Windows
4 11 (1.43%) Ubuntu
5 6 (0.78%) Solaris
6 3 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.26%) Android
7 2 (0.26%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.13%) CentOS
8 1 (0.13%) Debian
8 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (54.36%) Agile Software Development
2 324 (42.13%) TDD
3 219 (28.48%) Microservices
4 194 (25.23%) BDD
5 144 (18.73%) Continuous Integration
6 142 (18.47%) Scrum
7 109 (14.17%) MVC
8 97 (12.61%) Software Engineering
9 86 (11.18%) DevOps
10 85 (11.05%) OO
11 79 (10.27%) Test Automation
12 66 (8.58%) Unit Testing
13 63 (8.19%) Kanban
14 57 (7.41%) Open Source
15 55 (7.15%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 53 (6.89%) SOA
17 46 (5.98%) Multithreading
18 42 (5.46%) SDLC
19 35 (4.55%) Problem-Solving
20 31 (4.03%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 769 (100.00%) Java
2 238 (30.95%) Java 8
3 193 (25.10%) JavaScript
4 103 (13.39%) SQL
5 91 (11.83%) Scala
6 48 (6.24%) Java 9
7 43 (5.59%) Python
8 26 (3.38%) Ruby
9 24 (3.12%) C#
10 23 (2.99%) PL/SQL
11 17 (2.21%) C++
12 13 (1.69%) PHP
13 12 (1.56%) Perl
14 9 (1.17%) Groovy
14 9 (1.17%) TypeScript
15 8 (1.04%) Go
16 7 (0.91%) Haskell
17 6 (0.78%) XQuery
18 5 (0.65%) C
19 4 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (6.76%) Security Cleared
2 38 (4.94%) Degree
2 38 (4.94%) SC Cleared
3 10 (1.30%) BC Cleared
3 10 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.04%) QA
2 6 (0.78%) GDPR
2 6 (0.78%) PMO
3 3 (0.39%) GCP
4 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 142 (18.47%) Docker
2 50 (6.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 26 (3.38%) HDFS
4 4 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 66 (8.58%) Puppet
2 63 (8.19%) Ansible
3 56 (7.28%) Opscode Chef
4 46 (5.98%) Hadoop YARN
5 41 (5.33%) Cobbler
6 27 (3.51%) Kubernetes
7 9 (1.17%) Amdocs OSS
8 8 (1.04%) Kibana
8 8 (1.04%) Terraform
9 6 (0.78%) Grafana
10 4 (0.52%) HP ALM
11 2 (0.26%) logstash
11 2 (0.26%) MOM
11 2 (0.26%) Opsview
11 2 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.13%) Salt
12 1 (0.13%) SELinux
Vendors
1 112 (14.56%) Oracle
2 30 (3.90%) Google
3 17 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
4 13 (1.69%) IBM
5 11 (1.43%) Adobe
5 11 (1.43%) Hortonworks
6 10 (1.30%) webMethods
7 9 (1.17%) Amdocs
7 9 (1.17%) Cramer
8 8 (1.04%) Red Hat
9 5 (0.65%) VMware
10 4 (0.52%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.52%) HP
10 4 (0.52%) Kony
10 4 (0.52%) Remedy
10 4 (0.52%) WSO2
11 3 (0.39%) Cisco
11 3 (0.39%) KANA
11 3 (0.39%) SAP
11 3 (0.39%) WorldPay