Period
to 14 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £473 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

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 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 115 103 49
Rank change year-on-year -12 -54 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 70 345 722
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.49% 2.35% 4.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 2.49% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 233 548
Median daily rate £473 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% -2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £348 £375 £335
90th Percentile £544 £575 £575
England median daily rate £550 £525 £513
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 13
Median hourly rate £46.50 £59.33 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.62% +31.84% +4.65%
10th Percentile £37.30 £52.00 £41.25
90th Percentile £55.70 £60.27 £54.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -22.73% +29.41% -

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 4,384 13,841 15,829
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.38% 94.38% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,536 8,176 9,361
Median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +3.85%
10th Percentile £206 £250 £256
90th Percentile £613 £600 £580
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 283 605 676
Median hourly rate £27.50 £23.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.28% +22.37% +5.56%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.79 £10.90
90th Percentile £53.75 £60.00 £50.75
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £18.52
% change year-on-year +37.50% +7.99% +0.11%

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 August 2020.

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 August 2020.

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 August 2020. 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
Hampshire +17 31 £475 -5.00% 6
Thames Valley +25 22 £513 +13.89% 19
West Sussex +22 15 £455 +10.36%
Berkshire +42 11 £525 +23.53% 10
Buckinghamshire +12 6 £300 -31.43% 3
Oxfordshire +29 5 £500 -6.32% 6
East Sussex +28 1 £475 -15.56% 1
Surrey +13 1 £425 -15.00% 13
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, 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 70 (100.00%) Java
2 40 (57.14%) Spring
3 33 (47.14%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (41.43%) Microservices
5 27 (38.57%) Spring Boot
6 21 (30.00%) Git (software)
7 20 (28.57%) Web Services
8 19 (27.14%) Java 8
9 18 (25.71%) Security Cleared
10 17 (24.29%) RESTful
10 17 (24.29%) XML
11 16 (22.86%) Maven
11 16 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (22.86%) SC Cleared
12 15 (21.43%) AWS
12 15 (21.43%) Jenkins
12 15 (21.43%) SOAP
12 15 (21.43%) Oracle
13 13 (18.57%) JMS
13 13 (18.57%) Java EE
13 13 (18.57%) TDD
13 13 (18.57%) DevOps
14 12 (17.14%) Oracle Database
15 11 (15.71%) Hibernate
15 11 (15.71%) Subversion
15 11 (15.71%) JavaScript
15 11 (15.71%) XSLT
15 11 (15.71%) Apache
16 10 (14.29%) Linux
16 10 (14.29%) JUnit

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 11 (15.71%) Apache
2 10 (14.29%) WebLogic
3 9 (12.86%) AquaLogic
3 9 (12.86%) Oracle Service Bus
4 5 (7.14%) WebSphere
5 4 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (5.71%) Tomcat
6 3 (4.29%) JBoss
7 2 (2.86%) Confluence
7 2 (2.86%) Red Hat Fuse
8 1 (1.43%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (1.43%) Apache Spark
8 1 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.43%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (1.43%) CMS
8 1 (1.43%) Documentum
8 1 (1.43%) Liferay
8 1 (1.43%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 9 (12.86%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 15 (21.43%) AWS
2 4 (5.71%) Azure
3 3 (4.29%) Amazon S3
3 3 (4.29%) OpenShift
3 3 (4.29%) Serverless
4 2 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.86%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (2.86%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.43%) Amazon EKS
5 1 (1.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (1.43%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (1.43%) Apigee
5 1 (1.43%) Boomi
5 1 (1.43%) CloudFront
5 1 (1.43%) Firebase
5 1 (1.43%) GCP
5 1 (1.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) FTP
2 1 (1.43%) DNS
2 1 (1.43%) HTTP
2 1 (1.43%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.43%) LAN
2 1 (1.43%) SSL
2 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.14%) Oracle Database
2 9 (12.86%) Oracle Database 10g
2 9 (12.86%) Oracle Database 11g
2 9 (12.86%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (5.71%) GIS
4 3 (4.29%) MySQL
4 3 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.29%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.86%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.86%) SAP HANA
5 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.43%) Amazon Athena
6 1 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.43%) Big Data
6 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.43%) HBase
6 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 21 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 16 (22.86%) Maven
3 15 (21.43%) Jenkins
4 11 (15.71%) Subversion
5 10 (14.29%) JUnit
6 8 (11.43%) Eclipse
7 4 (5.71%) JIRA
8 3 (4.29%) Cucumber
8 3 (4.29%) Gradle
8 3 (4.29%) IntelliJ
8 3 (4.29%) Mockito
9 2 (2.86%) Selenium
10 1 (1.43%) Ant
10 1 (1.43%) Bitbucket
10 1 (1.43%) FishEye
10 1 (1.43%) JMeter
10 1 (1.43%) jMock
10 1 (1.43%) Mercurial
10 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.43%) TestNG
General
1 9 (12.86%) Public Sector
2 5 (7.14%) Finance
3 3 (4.29%) Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (57.14%) Spring
2 27 (38.57%) Spring Boot
3 20 (28.57%) Web Services
4 17 (24.29%) RESTful
4 17 (24.29%) XML
5 15 (21.43%) SOAP
6 13 (18.57%) Java EE
6 13 (18.57%) JMS
7 11 (15.71%) Hibernate
7 11 (15.71%) XSLT
8 10 (14.29%) EJB
8 10 (14.29%) JPA
9 9 (12.86%) EclipseLink
9 9 (12.86%) iBATIS
9 9 (12.86%) XSD
10 8 (11.43%) JSON
11 7 (10.00%) J2EE
12 6 (8.57%) Node.js
12 6 (8.57%) REST
13 5 (7.14%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
1 2 (2.86%) Public Cloud
2 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.43%) Replication
2 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (2.86%) Unix
2 2 (2.86%) Windows
3 1 (1.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (47.14%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (41.43%) Microservices
3 16 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (18.57%) DevOps
4 13 (18.57%) TDD
5 10 (14.29%) Scrum
6 9 (12.86%) Process Management
7 8 (11.43%) BDD
8 6 (8.57%) OO
8 6 (8.57%) Unit Testing
9 5 (7.14%) Analytics
9 5 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (7.14%) Functional Programming
9 5 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (7.14%) Test Automation
9 5 (7.14%) Web Development
10 4 (5.71%) Dependency Injection
10 4 (5.71%) Process Improvement
10 4 (5.71%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 4 (5.71%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 70 (100.00%) Java
2 19 (27.14%) Java 8
3 11 (15.71%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.00%) SQL
5 4 (5.71%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.29%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.86%) ES6
8 1 (1.43%) C++
8 1 (1.43%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.43%) Python
8 1 (1.43%) R
8 1 (1.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (25.71%) Security Cleared
2 16 (22.86%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.86%) Degree
3 2 (2.86%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 10 (14.29%) Docker
2 1 (1.43%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.43%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (21.43%) Oracle
2 9 (12.86%) BEA
3 5 (7.14%) IBM
4 4 (5.71%) SAP
5 2 (2.86%) Ariba
5 2 (2.86%) Google
5 2 (2.86%) MuleSoft
5 2 (2.86%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.43%) Axway
6 1 (1.43%) Centrify
6 1 (1.43%) CyberArk
6 1 (1.43%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.43%) Jitterbit
6 1 (1.43%) NetIQ
6 1 (1.43%) Okta
6 1 (1.43%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.43%) Talend
6 1 (1.43%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.43%) webMethods
6 1 (1.43%) WSO2