Period
to 15 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 48 56
Rank change year-on-year +8 +8 +45
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 821 717 587
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.91% 4.25% 3.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.20% 4.49% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 483 392
South East median daily rate £500 £475 £464
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.43% +15.94%
10th Percentile £375 £350 £307
90th Percentile £575 £590 £570
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 9 5
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -5.03%
10th Percentile £35.00 £40.00 £32.75
90th Percentile £54.88 £45.00 £44.80
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.15 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.36% +9.73% -12.28%

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 15,801 15,963 15,875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.40% 94.62% 94.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,552 9,468 9,436
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £255 £238 £228
90th Percentile £585 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 602 651 792
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £19.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.89% -6.34% +6.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.06
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.54% +1.46%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 15 November 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
Hampshire +56 265 £513 +28.13% 24
Thames Valley -20 250 £450 -2.70% 91
Surrey +2 180 £500 - 45
Berkshire +44 125 £445 -1.11% 47
Buckinghamshire -39 66 £425 +6.25% 15
West Sussex -8 64 £475 +2.70% 24
Oxfordshire -8 59 £450 -14.29% 29
East Sussex +4 36 £448 -22.17% 17
Middlesex +7 7 £425 -15.00%
Kent +5 6 £513 -2.38% 8
Sussex +4 2 £454 -17.50%
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 821 (100.00%) Java
2 537 (65.41%) Spring
3 470 (57.25%) Agile Software Development
4 355 (43.24%) TDD
5 250 (30.45%) Spring Boot
6 242 (29.48%) Java 8
7 231 (28.14%) Hibernate
8 222 (27.04%) Microservices
9 221 (26.92%) BDD
10 212 (25.82%) REST
11 210 (25.58%) NoSQL
12 206 (25.09%) Jenkins
13 197 (24.00%) RESTful
14 187 (22.78%) Greenfield Project
15 175 (21.32%) Git (software)
16 174 (21.19%) Amazon AWS
17 170 (20.71%) Maven
18 167 (20.34%) JavaScript
19 165 (20.10%) Continuous Integration
20 148 (18.03%) MongoDB
21 140 (17.05%) Hadoop
21 140 (17.05%) Docker
21 140 (17.05%) Web Services
22 137 (16.69%) Kafka
23 135 (16.44%) J2EE
24 129 (15.71%) Linux
24 129 (15.71%) Scrum
25 124 (15.10%) Tomcat
26 123 (14.98%) JSON
27 119 (14.49%) Software Engineering

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
1 124 (15.10%) Tomcat
2 83 (10.11%) JBoss
3 73 (8.89%) Apache
4 62 (7.55%) WebLogic
5 61 (7.43%) Jetty
6 52 (6.33%) Apache Spark
7 43 (5.24%) MQSeries
8 40 (4.87%) WebSphere
9 26 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
10 25 (3.05%) OpenStack
11 21 (2.56%) Confluence
12 19 (2.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (1.22%) Oracle Service Bus
14 8 (0.97%) Apache Solr
14 8 (0.97%) nginx
15 7 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
15 7 (0.85%) Drupal
15 7 (0.85%) GemFire
15 7 (0.85%) Mule
16 6 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.49%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.12%) Maximo
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.12%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 174 (21.19%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (4.75%) GitHub
4 16 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
5 15 (1.83%) Amazon SQS
6 11 (1.34%) OpenShift
7 9 (1.10%) PaaS
8 8 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.85%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.85%) Serverless
10 6 (0.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 6 (0.73%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 6 (0.73%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (0.73%) CloudFront
11 5 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.49%) Boomi
13 3 (0.37%) SaaS
14 2 (0.24%) IaaS
14 2 (0.24%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 41 (4.99%) HTTP
2 16 (1.95%) TCP/IP
3 14 (1.71%) SSL
4 13 (1.58%) SNMP
5 7 (0.85%) SMPP
6 4 (0.49%) DVB
7 3 (0.37%) Skype
7 3 (0.37%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.12%) DSL
8 1 (0.12%) Firewall
8 1 (0.12%) Internet
8 1 (0.12%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (25.58%) NoSQL
2 148 (18.03%) MongoDB
3 140 (17.05%) Hadoop
4 83 (10.11%) MySQL
5 80 (9.74%) Big Data
6 74 (9.01%) Apache Cassandra
7 70 (8.53%) PostgreSQL
8 45 (5.48%) Couchbase
9 31 (3.78%) SQL Server
10 26 (3.17%) Relational Database
11 24 (2.92%) HBase
12 20 (2.44%) Oracle Database
13 15 (1.83%) Parquet
14 13 (1.58%) Redis
15 10 (1.22%) Cloudant
16 9 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 6 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
17 6 (0.73%) RDBMS
17 6 (0.73%) Riak
18 5 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 206 (25.09%) Jenkins
2 175 (21.32%) Git (software)
3 170 (20.71%) Maven
4 104 (12.67%) JUnit
5 72 (8.77%) JIRA
6 41 (4.99%) Gradle
7 37 (4.51%) Eclipse
8 30 (3.65%) Mockito
8 30 (3.65%) Subversion
9 26 (3.17%) NUnit
10 25 (3.05%) IntelliJ
10 25 (3.05%) MSTest
11 24 (2.92%) git-flow
12 21 (2.56%) Cucumber
13 19 (2.31%) Selenium
14 14 (1.71%) Bitbucket
15 12 (1.46%) SoapUI
16 11 (1.34%) SonarQube
17 10 (1.22%) NetBeans
17 10 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 113 (13.76%) Finance
2 44 (5.36%) Games
3 33 (4.02%) Banking
4 17 (2.07%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.95%) Retail
6 13 (1.58%) Billing
6 13 (1.58%) Marketing
7 12 (1.46%) Publishing
8 7 (0.85%) Back Office
9 4 (0.49%) Advertising
9 4 (0.49%) Automotive
9 4 (0.49%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.37%) Law
11 2 (0.24%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.12%) Avionics
12 1 (0.12%) Electronics
12 1 (0.12%) Front Office
12 1 (0.12%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.12%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 537 (65.41%) Spring
2 250 (30.45%) Spring Boot
3 231 (28.14%) Hibernate
4 212 (25.82%) REST
5 197 (24.00%) RESTful
6 140 (17.05%) Web Services
7 137 (16.69%) Kafka
8 135 (16.44%) J2EE
9 123 (14.98%) JSON
10 110 (13.40%) HTML
11 95 (11.57%) CSS
12 93 (11.33%) AngularJS
13 89 (10.84%) JMS
14 77 (9.38%) Spring MVC
15 67 (8.16%) Middleware
16 66 (8.04%) XML
17 65 (7.92%) RabbitMQ
18 62 (7.55%) Play Framework
19 59 (7.19%) SOAP
20 55 (6.70%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 187 (22.78%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (1.95%) Virtual Team
3 15 (1.83%) Linux Command Line
4 14 (1.71%) Fintech
5 13 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (1.34%) Computer Science
7 8 (0.97%) Smart Home
8 6 (0.73%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.61%) Algorithms
9 5 (0.61%) User Experience
10 4 (0.49%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (0.49%) Cloud Native
10 4 (0.49%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.49%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.49%) NHS
10 4 (0.49%) Tandem
11 2 (0.24%) Life Science
11 2 (0.24%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.12%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 129 (15.71%) Linux
2 92 (11.21%) Unix
3 35 (4.26%) Windows
4 8 (0.97%) Ubuntu
5 6 (0.73%) Solaris
6 2 (0.24%) Android
6 2 (0.24%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.24%) VMS
7 1 (0.12%) CentOS
7 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 470 (57.25%) Agile Software Development
2 355 (43.24%) TDD
3 222 (27.04%) Microservices
4 221 (26.92%) BDD
5 165 (20.10%) Continuous Integration
6 129 (15.71%) Scrum
7 119 (14.49%) Software Engineering
8 109 (13.28%) MVC
9 96 (11.69%) DevOps
10 78 (9.50%) OO
11 72 (8.77%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 72 (8.77%) Unit Testing
12 71 (8.65%) Multithreading
13 64 (7.80%) Test Automation
14 58 (7.06%) Kanban
15 52 (6.33%) Open Source
16 47 (5.72%) SOA
17 42 (5.12%) SDLC
18 37 (4.51%) Problem-Solving
19 35 (4.26%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 821 (100.00%) Java
2 242 (29.48%) Java 8
3 167 (20.34%) JavaScript
4 100 (12.18%) SQL
5 87 (10.60%) Scala
6 52 (6.33%) Java 9
7 37 (4.51%) Python
8 23 (2.80%) Ruby
9 18 (2.19%) C#
10 17 (2.07%) C++
10 17 (2.07%) PL/SQL
10 17 (2.07%) Shell Script
11 14 (1.71%) PHP
12 10 (1.22%) Groovy
12 10 (1.22%) Perl
13 8 (0.97%) Go
13 8 (0.97%) Haskell
13 8 (0.97%) TypeScript
14 5 (0.61%) C
14 5 (0.61%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 47 (5.72%) Security Cleared
2 43 (5.24%) Degree
3 39 (4.75%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.61%) BC Cleared
5 5 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.37%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (0.85%) PMO
2 6 (0.73%) QA
3 4 (0.49%) GDPR
3 4 (0.49%) SLA
4 3 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 140 (17.05%) Docker
2 48 (5.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 37 (4.51%) HDFS
4 4 (0.49%) Firmware
4 4 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 104 (12.67%) Ansible
2 100 (12.18%) Puppet
3 94 (11.45%) Opscode Chef
4 61 (7.43%) Cobbler
5 48 (5.85%) Hadoop YARN
6 35 (4.26%) Kubernetes
7 9 (1.10%) Amdocs OSS
7 9 (1.10%) Grafana
7 9 (1.10%) Kibana
8 8 (0.97%) Terraform
9 4 (0.49%) MOM
9 4 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.24%) Graphite
10 2 (0.24%) logstash
11 1 (0.12%) Opsview
Vendors
1 119 (14.49%) Oracle
2 29 (3.53%) Google
3 21 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
4 14 (1.71%) IBM
5 13 (1.58%) Adobe
6 10 (1.22%) webMethods
7 9 (1.10%) Amdocs
7 9 (1.10%) Cramer
7 9 (1.10%) Red Hat
8 8 (0.97%) WSO2
9 6 (0.73%) Remedy
10 5 (0.61%) Cisco
10 5 (0.61%) Microsoft
11 4 (0.49%) Dell
11 4 (0.49%) Hortonworks
11 4 (0.49%) Kony
11 4 (0.49%) SAP
11 4 (0.49%) Talend
11 4 (0.49%) VMware
12 3 (0.37%) Atlassian