Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 43 57
Rank change year-on-year -6 +14 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 688 790 518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.30% 4.70% 3.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.56% 4.99% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 546 337
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +11.80%
10th Percentile £363 £369 £310
90th Percentile £575 £590 £575
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 4 4
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.13% -13.41%
10th Percentile £39.30 £43.25 £32.38
90th Percentile £54.50 £46.75 £53.38
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.15 £38.00
% change year-on-year +9.36% +8.29% -13.14%

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 15,101 15,843 14,432
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.38% 94.18% 93.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,115 9,477 8,448
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 637 598 770
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.89% +2.86% -9.09%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.29
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +1.08% -

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 February 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
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 February 2019.

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 February 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
Hampshire +28 253 £500 +25.00% 37
Thames Valley -39 192 £450 - 71
Surrey -1 150 £488 -2.50% 51
Berkshire -8 99 £450 +12.50% 43
Buckinghamshire -41 49 £425 -8.11% 14
West Sussex -23 46 £450 -6.25% 23
Oxfordshire -21 44 £500 -3.61% 14
East Sussex -12 27 £433 -24.78% 16
Middlesex +6 4 £463 +12.12%
Kent +13 3 £544 +35.94% 5
Sussex +2 1 £470 -14.55%
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 688 (100.00%) Java
2 447 (64.97%) Spring
3 416 (60.47%) Agile Software Development
4 274 (39.83%) TDD
5 225 (32.70%) Java 8
6 174 (25.29%) Microservices
7 171 (24.85%) Spring Boot
8 157 (22.82%) NoSQL
9 151 (21.95%) RESTful
10 145 (21.08%) REST
11 144 (20.93%) Amazon AWS
11 144 (20.93%) JavaScript
12 143 (20.78%) BDD
13 140 (20.35%) Jenkins
14 134 (19.48%) Git (software)
14 134 (19.48%) Continuous Integration
15 128 (18.60%) Hibernate
16 127 (18.46%) Scrum
17 119 (17.30%) Kafka
18 114 (16.57%) Linux
19 110 (15.99%) SQL
19 110 (15.99%) Greenfield Project
20 106 (15.41%) Docker
21 102 (14.83%) Software Engineering
22 101 (14.68%) Finance
23 100 (14.53%) Oracle
23 100 (14.53%) Hadoop
24 96 (13.95%) Ansible
25 95 (13.81%) JSON
26 91 (13.23%) Unix

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 88 (12.79%) Tomcat
2 51 (7.41%) Apache
3 43 (6.25%) JBoss
3 43 (6.25%) WebLogic
3 43 (6.25%) WebSphere
4 37 (5.38%) Jetty
5 31 (4.51%) Elasticsearch
6 29 (4.22%) OpenStack
7 28 (4.07%) Apache Spark
8 19 (2.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 17 (2.47%) Confluence
9 17 (2.47%) MQSeries
10 13 (1.89%) Oracle Service Bus
11 12 (1.74%) Apache Solr
11 12 (1.74%) Mule
12 6 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (0.73%) Magnolia
14 3 (0.44%) CMS
14 3 (0.44%) GlassFish
15 2 (0.29%) GemFire
Applications
1 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (1.74%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.44%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.15%) Maximo
3 1 (0.15%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 144 (20.93%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (6.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (5.96%) GitHub
4 21 (3.05%) Amazon SQS
5 10 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 6 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.87%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 6 (0.87%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (0.87%) CloudFront
6 6 (0.87%) Serverless
7 5 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.58%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.58%) PaaS
8 4 (0.58%) SaaS
9 3 (0.44%) Boomi
10 2 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.29%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.29%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.78%) HTTP
2 12 (1.74%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.31%) SNMP
4 7 (1.02%) SMPP
4 7 (1.02%) SSL
5 3 (0.44%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.44%) Skype
5 3 (0.44%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.29%) DVB
7 1 (0.15%) DSL
7 1 (0.15%) Internet
7 1 (0.15%) LAN
7 1 (0.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (22.82%) NoSQL
2 100 (14.53%) Hadoop
3 88 (12.79%) MySQL
4 86 (12.50%) MongoDB
5 68 (9.88%) PostgreSQL
6 67 (9.74%) Big Data
7 44 (6.40%) Apache Cassandra
8 30 (4.36%) Relational Database
9 29 (4.22%) HBase
10 28 (4.07%) Parquet
11 26 (3.78%) Couchbase
12 19 (2.76%) SQL Server
13 16 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 16 (2.33%) Oracle Database
14 12 (1.74%) Apache Hive
14 12 (1.74%) Power BI
15 10 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
16 6 (0.87%) Cloudant
16 6 (0.87%) Redis
17 4 (0.58%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 140 (20.35%) Jenkins
2 134 (19.48%) Git (software)
3 90 (13.08%) Maven
4 81 (11.77%) JUnit
5 57 (8.28%) JIRA
6 42 (6.10%) Gradle
7 30 (4.36%) NUnit
8 29 (4.22%) Mockito
8 29 (4.22%) MSTest
9 26 (3.78%) Eclipse
10 25 (3.63%) git-flow
11 22 (3.20%) Subversion
12 17 (2.47%) Bitbucket
13 16 (2.33%) Vagrant
14 15 (2.18%) IntelliJ
14 15 (2.18%) Selenium
15 11 (1.60%) Cucumber
16 8 (1.16%) Mercurial
16 8 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
17 7 (1.02%) NetBeans
General
1 101 (14.68%) Finance
2 35 (5.09%) Banking
3 18 (2.62%) Games
3 18 (2.62%) Retail
4 17 (2.47%) Marketing
5 16 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.45%) Publishing
7 8 (1.16%) Electronics
8 7 (1.02%) Billing
9 6 (0.87%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.87%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.44%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.44%) Back Office
11 1 (0.15%) Advertising
11 1 (0.15%) Automotive
11 1 (0.15%) Front Office
11 1 (0.15%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 447 (64.97%) Spring
2 171 (24.85%) Spring Boot
3 151 (21.95%) RESTful
4 145 (21.08%) REST
5 128 (18.60%) Hibernate
6 119 (17.30%) Kafka
7 95 (13.81%) JSON
8 88 (12.79%) J2EE
9 81 (11.77%) HTML
10 76 (11.05%) CSS
10 76 (11.05%) Web Services
11 68 (9.88%) AngularJS
12 62 (9.01%) JMS
13 59 (8.58%) Middleware
13 59 (8.58%) RabbitMQ
14 46 (6.69%) Node.js
14 46 (6.69%) Spring MVC
15 45 (6.54%) XML
16 36 (5.23%) Java EE
17 31 (4.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 110 (15.99%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (3.63%) Linux Command Line
2 25 (3.63%) Virtual Team
3 19 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (1.89%) Fintech
6 8 (1.16%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.16%) Smart Home
7 6 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (0.58%) Cloud Native
9 3 (0.44%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.44%) Replication
10 2 (0.29%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.29%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.29%) Clustering
10 2 (0.29%) User Experience
11 1 (0.15%) Derivative
11 1 (0.15%) Equity Derivative
11 1 (0.15%) Industrial Internet of Things
11 1 (0.15%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 114 (16.57%) Linux
2 91 (13.23%) Unix
3 22 (3.20%) Windows
4 12 (1.74%) VMS
5 9 (1.31%) Android
6 4 (0.58%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.44%) CentOS
8 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.29%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 416 (60.47%) Agile Software Development
2 274 (39.83%) TDD
3 174 (25.29%) Microservices
4 143 (20.78%) BDD
5 134 (19.48%) Continuous Integration
6 127 (18.46%) Scrum
7 102 (14.83%) Software Engineering
8 83 (12.06%) MVC
9 68 (9.88%) Multithreading
10 60 (8.72%) DevOps
11 58 (8.43%) Unit Testing
12 55 (7.99%) OO
13 44 (6.40%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 42 (6.10%) Kanban
15 40 (5.81%) SOA
16 38 (5.52%) SDLC
17 36 (5.23%) Migration
18 34 (4.94%) Test Automation
19 31 (4.51%) System Testing
20 30 (4.36%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 688 (100.00%) Java
2 225 (32.70%) Java 8
3 144 (20.93%) JavaScript
4 110 (15.99%) SQL
5 33 (4.80%) PHP
5 33 (4.80%) Scala
6 27 (3.92%) Shell Script
7 25 (3.63%) Java 9
8 24 (3.49%) Python
9 9 (1.31%) C++
10 7 (1.02%) Groovy
10 7 (1.02%) Ruby
11 6 (0.87%) C
11 6 (0.87%) C#
11 6 (0.87%) Kotlin
11 6 (0.87%) TypeScript
12 5 (0.73%) Jython
13 3 (0.44%) ABAP
13 3 (0.44%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (6.98%) Degree
2 30 (4.36%) Security Cleared
3 27 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.44%) DBS Check
6 3 (0.44%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.15%) CCIE
7 1 (0.15%) CCNA
7 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.15%) HND
7 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (0.44%) PMO
1 3 (0.44%) QA
1 3 (0.44%) SLA
2 1 (0.15%) SEPA
System Software
1 106 (15.41%) Docker
2 38 (5.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 34 (4.94%) HDFS
4 4 (0.58%) Firmware
5 3 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.29%) OpenAM
6 2 (0.29%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.29%) vSphere
7 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 96 (13.95%) Ansible
2 84 (12.21%) Puppet
3 82 (11.92%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (5.52%) Hadoop YARN
5 37 (5.38%) Cobbler
6 26 (3.78%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.58%) Grafana
8 4 (0.58%) Kibana
9 3 (0.44%) Amdocs OSS
9 3 (0.44%) MOM
9 3 (0.44%) Terraform
10 2 (0.29%) Graphite
10 2 (0.29%) HP ALM
10 2 (0.29%) logstash
11 1 (0.15%) HP Fortify
11 1 (0.15%) nmon
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 100 (14.53%) Oracle
2 22 (3.20%) Salesforce.com
3 16 (2.33%) Google
4 13 (1.89%) IBM
4 13 (1.89%) MuleSoft
4 13 (1.89%) WSO2
5 11 (1.60%) Zend
6 9 (1.31%) Talend
7 8 (1.16%) Microsoft
7 8 (1.16%) SAP
8 7 (1.02%) Adobe
9 5 (0.73%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.73%) Cisco
10 4 (0.58%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.58%) VMware
11 3 (0.44%) Amdocs
11 3 (0.44%) Cramer
11 3 (0.44%) HP
11 3 (0.44%) Remedy
11 3 (0.44%) webMethods