The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 53 85
Rank change year-on-year -4 +32  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 277 317 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.57% 3.51% 2.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.77% 3.70% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 208 153
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Median hourly rate £46.00 £46.25 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +10.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £36.00 £39.30
% change year-on-year +27.77% -8.39%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7341 8574 8976
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.49% 95.03% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4284 5129 5122
Median daily rate £403 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 385 429
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Java Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire +26 86 £350 - 13
Oxfordshire +5 55 £533 +12.10% 16
Surrey -15 37 £475 +5.55% 14
West Sussex -13 36 £425 -10.52% 3
Berkshire +27 34 £450 - 20
Hampshire -1 26 £350 -12.50% 4
Middlesex +13 5 £500 +32.45%
East Sussex -22 5 £471 -8.19% 5
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 552 (100.00%) Java
2 323 (58.51%) Agile Software Development
3 297 (53.80%) Spring
4 168 (30.43%) REST
5 165 (29.89%) Web Services
6 162 (29.35%) TDD
7 156 (28.26%) Maven
8 155 (28.08%) Scrum
9 143 (25.91%) Git (software)
10 137 (24.82%) SQL
11 127 (23.01%) Linux
12 123 (22.28%) JavaScript
13 122 (22.10%) Jenkins
14 121 (21.92%) Continuous Integration
15 116 (21.01%) Microservices
16 113 (20.47%) Oracle
17 105 (19.02%) Hibernate
18 103 (18.66%) Unit Testing
19 102 (18.48%) JUnit
20 101 (18.30%) XML
21 96 (17.39%) HTML
22 93 (16.85%) CSS
23 86 (15.58%) RESTful
24 84 (15.22%) Spring Boot
25 79 (14.31%) SOAP
26 76 (13.77%) JBoss
26 76 (13.77%) DevOps
27 74 (13.41%) BDD
28 73 (13.22%) Finance
28 73 (13.22%) JSON

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 76 (13.77%) JBoss
2 58 (10.51%) Tomcat
3 53 (9.60%) Apache
4 51 (9.24%) WebSphere
5 41 (7.43%) WebLogic
6 36 (6.52%) WebSphere Application Server
7 33 (5.98%) Confluence
8 30 (5.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 25 (4.53%) Apache Spark
10 20 (3.62%) WebSphere Process Server
11 11 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (1.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 8 (1.45%) Cloud Foundry
14 7 (1.27%) Apache Pig
14 7 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
15 6 (1.09%) CMS
15 6 (1.09%) OpenStack
16 5 (0.91%) Apache Solr
17 3 (0.54%) Alfresco
17 3 (0.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.36%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 10 (1.81%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (1.09%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 59 (10.69%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (6.88%) GitHub
3 24 (4.35%) Google App Engine
3 24 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
4 22 (3.99%) Google Compute Engine
5 9 (1.63%) Amazon SQS
6 7 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 6 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (1.09%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 6 (1.09%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.09%) CloudFront
8 5 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (0.91%) PaaS
9 3 (0.54%) SaaS
10 2 (0.36%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.36%) Google Checkout
11 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.18%) Google Container Engine
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.71%) HTTP
2 15 (2.72%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.27%) SSL
4 6 (1.09%) ICMP
4 6 (1.09%) SSH
5 3 (0.54%) AMQP
5 3 (0.54%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.54%) LAN
6 2 (0.36%) Internet
6 2 (0.36%) LDAP
7 1 (0.18%) Intranet
7 1 (0.18%) Network Security
7 1 (0.18%) Skype
7 1 (0.18%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (8.88%) Hadoop
2 42 (7.61%) MongoDB
3 40 (7.25%) MySQL
4 36 (6.52%) Big Data
5 32 (5.80%) Oracle Database
6 31 (5.62%) Relational Database
7 30 (5.43%) NoSQL
8 24 (4.35%) SQL Server
9 23 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
10 17 (3.08%) Apache Cassandra
11 16 (2.90%) HBase
12 15 (2.72%) Apache Hive
13 14 (2.54%) Impala
14 12 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
14 12 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (2.17%) Oracle Database 12c
15 11 (1.99%) RDBMS
16 9 (1.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 7 (1.27%) DB2
18 5 (0.91%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 156 (28.26%) Maven
2 143 (25.91%) Git (software)
3 122 (22.10%) Jenkins
4 102 (18.48%) JUnit
5 67 (12.14%) Eclipse
6 66 (11.96%) JIRA
7 53 (9.60%) Mockito
8 49 (8.88%) Subversion
9 39 (7.07%) Gradle
10 34 (6.16%) IntelliJ
11 33 (5.98%) Cucumber
12 25 (4.53%) Selenium
13 19 (3.44%) Bitbucket
14 16 (2.90%) Mercurial
15 13 (2.36%) Checkstyle
16 12 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 10 (1.81%) Visual Studio
18 9 (1.63%) FindBugs
18 9 (1.63%) Talend Open Studio
19 7 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 73 (13.22%) Finance
2 55 (9.96%) Banking
3 15 (2.72%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.45%) Retail
5 6 (1.09%) Publishing
6 5 (0.91%) Investment Banking
6 5 (0.91%) Law
7 4 (0.72%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.72%) Games
7 4 (0.72%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.54%) Electronics
8 3 (0.54%) Marketing
9 2 (0.36%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.18%) Advertising
10 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (53.80%) Spring
2 168 (30.43%) REST
3 165 (29.89%) Web Services
4 105 (19.02%) Hibernate
5 101 (18.30%) XML
6 96 (17.39%) HTML
7 93 (16.85%) CSS
8 86 (15.58%) RESTful
9 84 (15.22%) Spring Boot
10 79 (14.31%) SOAP
11 73 (13.22%) JSON
12 69 (12.50%) J2EE
12 69 (12.50%) Java EE
13 48 (8.70%) Apache Camel
14 46 (8.33%) JMS
15 43 (7.79%) AngularJS
15 43 (7.79%) HTML5
16 34 (6.16%) JPA
16 34 (6.16%) Spring MVC
17 33 (5.98%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 16 (2.90%) Linux Command Line
2 12 (2.17%) Client/Server
3 11 (1.99%) Algorithms
3 11 (1.99%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (1.81%) Computer Science
4 10 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (1.81%) User Experience
5 9 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.09%) Mobile App
7 5 (0.91%) Virtual Team
8 4 (0.72%) Fintech
8 4 (0.72%) iPad
8 4 (0.72%) Online Games
8 4 (0.72%) Replication
9 3 (0.54%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.18%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 127 (23.01%) Linux
2 70 (12.68%) Unix
3 19 (3.44%) Android
4 16 (2.90%) Windows
5 10 (1.81%) Ubuntu
6 9 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.45%) Debian
8 6 (1.09%) CentOS
9 5 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (58.51%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (29.35%) TDD
3 155 (28.08%) Scrum
4 121 (21.92%) Continuous Integration
5 116 (21.01%) Microservices
6 103 (18.66%) Unit Testing
7 76 (13.77%) DevOps
8 74 (13.41%) BDD
9 72 (13.04%) SOA
10 63 (11.41%) MVC
11 48 (8.70%) Pair Programming
12 44 (7.97%) Open Source
13 43 (7.79%) OO
13 43 (7.79%) Web Development
14 41 (7.43%) Kanban
14 41 (7.43%) Software Engineering
15 30 (5.43%) Test Automation
16 29 (5.25%) BPMN
17 28 (5.07%) SDLC
18 25 (4.53%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 552 (100.00%) Java
2 137 (24.82%) SQL
3 123 (22.28%) JavaScript
4 48 (8.70%) Scala
5 39 (7.07%) Python
6 32 (5.80%) PL/SQL
7 29 (5.25%) Groovy
8 26 (4.71%) C++
9 21 (3.80%) Shell Script
10 20 (3.62%) Ruby
11 18 (3.26%) C#
12 15 (2.72%) C
13 12 (2.17%) Assembly Language
14 7 (1.27%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.27%) Go
15 6 (1.09%) Perl
16 5 (0.91%) ES6
17 4 (0.72%) VB.NET
18 3 (0.54%) ECMAScript
18 3 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 35 (6.34%) Security Cleared
2 29 (5.25%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.26%) Degree
4 7 (1.27%) Sun Certification
5 3 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.36%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.62%) QA
2 4 (0.72%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.18%) FATCA
3 1 (0.18%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 48 (8.70%) Docker
2 10 (1.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 9 (1.63%) HDFS
4 6 (1.09%) Varnish
5 5 (0.91%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 29 (5.25%) Puppet
2 20 (3.62%) Ansible
3 15 (2.72%) Hadoop YARN
4 12 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.09%) Consul
5 6 (1.09%) Prometheus
5 6 (1.09%) SELinux
5 6 (1.09%) Terraform
6 5 (0.91%) Oozie
7 4 (0.72%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.54%) Marathon
8 3 (0.54%) Mesos
9 1 (0.18%) Kibana
9 1 (0.18%) logstash
Vendors
1 113 (20.47%) Oracle
2 31 (5.62%) Google
3 19 (3.44%) IBM
4 14 (2.54%) webMethods
5 12 (2.17%) Red Hat
6 9 (1.63%) Adobe
6 9 (1.63%) Talend
7 6 (1.09%) Microsoft
7 6 (1.09%) TIBCO
8 5 (0.91%) Cloudera
8 5 (0.91%) Software AG
9 4 (0.72%) VMware
10 3 (0.54%) New Relic
10 3 (0.54%) Telerik
11 2 (0.36%) Coremetrics
11 2 (0.36%) DevExpress
11 2 (0.36%) hybris
11 2 (0.36%) OpenText
11 2 (0.36%) Splunk
11 2 (0.36%) WSO2
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