Period
to 15 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 15 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 56 60
Rank change year-on-year +9 +4 +45
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 752 586 615
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.40% 3.66% 3.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.65% 3.86% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 412 473
South East median daily rate £450 £449 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.33% +2.51% +12.90%
10th Percentile £334 £313 £318
90th Percentile £588 £575 £556
England median daily rate £513 £488 £460
% change year-on-year +5.13% +5.98% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 6
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £44.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.79% +6.55%
10th Percentile £41.25 £40.00 £41.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £48.40 £48.75
England median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year -11.76% +0.59% +5.63%

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 16,177 15,169 17,776
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.64% 94.62% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,568 8,731 10,730
South East median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £261 £244 £230
90th Percentile £581 £550 £544
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 694 727 787
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50% +15.11%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.65 £10.28
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -25 259 £425 +0.59% 60
Surrey +28 222 £503 +5.79% 30
Hampshire +58 180 £425 -2.86% 42
Berkshire +19 106 £430 +1.18% 28
Buckinghamshire -24 94 £448 +23.45% 8
West Sussex -8 59 £480 +6.67% 14
Oxfordshire -26 59 £415 -17.00% 24
East Sussex +15 25 £413 +2.48% 12
Middlesex -3 4 £425 -15.00%
Sussex - 2 £550 -
Kent +11 1 - - 5
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 752 (100.00%) Java
2 462 (61.44%) Spring
3 384 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
4 277 (36.84%) TDD
5 232 (30.85%) Spring Boot
6 226 (30.05%) Java 8
7 211 (28.06%) Jenkins
8 210 (27.93%) Microservices
9 203 (26.99%) RESTful
10 198 (26.33%) Hibernate
11 191 (25.40%) JavaScript
12 183 (24.34%) REST
13 181 (24.07%) Maven
14 179 (23.80%) Git (software)
15 167 (22.21%) Web Services
16 150 (19.95%) Linux
17 149 (19.81%) Scrum
18 145 (19.28%) Continuous Integration
19 135 (17.95%) BDD
20 123 (16.36%) Kafka
21 122 (16.22%) J2EE
22 121 (16.09%) Finance
23 120 (15.96%) Oracle
24 115 (15.29%) JUnit
25 110 (14.63%) AngularJS
25 110 (14.63%) Amazon AWS
26 108 (14.36%) Greenfield Project
27 107 (14.23%) SQL
28 105 (13.96%) Big Data
29 104 (13.83%) HTML

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 (10.11%) Apache
2 70 (9.31%) Apache Spark
3 47 (6.25%) JBoss
4 43 (5.72%) Tomcat
5 41 (5.45%) WebLogic
6 34 (4.52%) Elasticsearch
7 27 (3.59%) Cloud Foundry
8 23 (3.06%) WebSphere
9 21 (2.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 19 (2.53%) Apache Solr
10 19 (2.53%) Liferay
11 18 (2.39%) GlassFish
12 16 (2.13%) Confluence
13 15 (1.99%) Jetty
14 14 (1.86%) GemFire
15 11 (1.46%) Oracle Service Bus
15 11 (1.46%) WebSphere Application Server
16 9 (1.20%) Drupal
16 9 (1.20%) MQSeries
17 6 (0.80%) Mule
Applications
1 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 110 (14.63%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (3.06%) OpenShift
3 20 (2.66%) GitHub
4 18 (2.39%) PaaS
5 16 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (0.80%) Serverless
8 5 (0.66%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.40%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.40%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.40%) Google Compute Engine
10 3 (0.40%) npm
10 3 (0.40%) NuGet
11 2 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.27%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.72%) HTTP
2 14 (1.86%) Kerberos
3 12 (1.60%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.66%) SNMP
4 5 (0.66%) SSL
5 4 (0.53%) Firewall
6 2 (0.27%) Network Security
6 2 (0.27%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.13%) DNS
7 1 (0.13%) DVB
7 1 (0.13%) FTP
7 1 (0.13%) Internet
7 1 (0.13%) SMS
7 1 (0.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (13.96%) Big Data
2 92 (12.23%) Hadoop
3 85 (11.30%) NoSQL
4 62 (8.24%) MySQL
5 61 (8.11%) PostgreSQL
6 56 (7.45%) MongoDB
7 54 (7.18%) Relational Database
8 45 (5.98%) Oracle Database
9 39 (5.19%) SQL Server
10 31 (4.12%) Apache Cassandra
11 26 (3.46%) RDBMS
12 25 (3.32%) HBase
13 17 (2.26%) Oracle Database 12c
14 15 (1.99%) Redis
15 14 (1.86%) Couchbase
16 12 (1.60%) MariaDB
17 11 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
18 10 (1.33%) Parquet
19 7 (0.93%) Riak
20 6 (0.80%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 211 (28.06%) Jenkins
2 181 (24.07%) Maven
3 179 (23.80%) Git (software)
4 115 (15.29%) JUnit
5 68 (9.04%) JIRA
6 44 (5.85%) Selenium
7 41 (5.45%) Mockito
7 41 (5.45%) Subversion
8 40 (5.32%) Gradle
9 36 (4.79%) Eclipse
10 32 (4.26%) Cucumber
11 31 (4.12%) IntelliJ
12 27 (3.59%) SoapUI
13 20 (2.66%) Bitbucket
14 17 (2.26%) Sonatype Nexus
15 10 (1.33%) git-flow
15 10 (1.33%) XMLSpy
16 9 (1.20%) Ant
16 9 (1.20%) LoadUI
16 9 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 121 (16.09%) Finance
2 50 (6.65%) Banking
3 19 (2.53%) Telecoms
4 15 (1.99%) Electronics
5 14 (1.86%) Games
6 11 (1.46%) Retail Banking
7 10 (1.33%) Retail
8 8 (1.06%) Automotive
9 6 (0.80%) Billing
9 6 (0.80%) Law
9 6 (0.80%) Publishing
10 5 (0.66%) Marketing
11 4 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.40%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.27%) Advertising
13 2 (0.27%) Back Office
13 2 (0.27%) Front Office
13 2 (0.27%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.27%) Military
14 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 462 (61.44%) Spring
2 232 (30.85%) Spring Boot
3 203 (26.99%) RESTful
4 198 (26.33%) Hibernate
5 183 (24.34%) REST
6 167 (22.21%) Web Services
7 123 (16.36%) Kafka
8 122 (16.22%) J2EE
9 110 (14.63%) AngularJS
10 104 (13.83%) HTML
11 102 (13.56%) JSON
12 84 (11.17%) CSS
13 82 (10.90%) SOAP
13 82 (10.90%) XML
14 81 (10.77%) RabbitMQ
15 79 (10.51%) Java EE
16 74 (9.84%) JPA
17 68 (9.04%) JMS
18 66 (8.78%) Middleware
19 59 (7.85%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 108 (14.36%) Greenfield Project
2 33 (4.39%) Enterprise Software
3 18 (2.39%) User Experience
4 14 (1.86%) Algorithms
5 13 (1.73%) Virtual Team
6 12 (1.60%) Fintech
6 12 (1.60%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (1.33%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (0.66%) Clustering
12 4 (0.53%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.53%) e-Learning
12 4 (0.53%) NHS
12 4 (0.53%) Replication
13 2 (0.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 2 (0.27%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.27%) Tandem
13 2 (0.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 150 (19.95%) Linux
2 96 (12.77%) Unix
3 26 (3.46%) Windows
4 12 (1.60%) Ubuntu
5 11 (1.46%) Android
6 9 (1.20%) AIX
7 7 (0.93%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.27%) Solaris
10 1 (0.13%) CentOS
10 1 (0.13%) Debian
10 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (36.84%) TDD
3 210 (27.93%) Microservices
4 149 (19.81%) Scrum
5 145 (19.28%) Continuous Integration
6 135 (17.95%) BDD
7 92 (12.23%) Test Automation
8 89 (11.84%) Unit Testing
9 82 (10.90%) OO
10 74 (9.84%) MVC
11 73 (9.71%) Software Engineering
12 71 (9.44%) DevOps
13 64 (8.51%) Open Source
14 58 (7.71%) Kanban
15 54 (7.18%) SDLC
16 50 (6.65%) SOA
17 48 (6.38%) Project Management
18 30 (3.99%) Problem-Solving
18 30 (3.99%) System Testing
19 28 (3.72%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 752 (100.00%) Java
2 226 (30.05%) Java 8
3 191 (25.40%) JavaScript
4 107 (14.23%) SQL
5 47 (6.25%) Scala
6 39 (5.19%) Python
7 27 (3.59%) C#
7 27 (3.59%) PL/SQL
8 23 (3.06%) Ruby
9 22 (2.93%) C++
10 18 (2.39%) Go
11 15 (1.99%) Shell Script
12 12 (1.60%) Java 9
13 9 (1.20%) Perl
14 8 (1.06%) PHP
14 8 (1.06%) TypeScript
15 7 (0.93%) Groovy
16 6 (0.80%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.66%) XQuery
18 4 (0.53%) C
Qualifications
1 47 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 45 (5.98%) Degree
3 30 (3.99%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (1.33%) BC Cleared
6 5 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.33%) QA
2 7 (0.93%) GDPR
3 4 (0.53%) PMO
4 3 (0.40%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 104 (13.83%) Docker
2 64 (8.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 25 (3.32%) HDFS
4 3 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 60 (7.98%) Hadoop YARN
2 29 (3.86%) Ansible
2 29 (3.86%) Puppet
3 23 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (2.26%) Kubernetes
5 16 (2.13%) HP ALM
6 12 (1.60%) Cobbler
7 7 (0.93%) Terraform
8 5 (0.66%) Kibana
9 4 (0.53%) Amdocs OSS
10 3 (0.40%) Grafana
10 3 (0.40%) Opsview
11 2 (0.27%) logstash
12 1 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.13%) MOM
12 1 (0.13%) Salt
12 1 (0.13%) SELinux
12 1 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 120 (15.96%) Oracle
2 26 (3.46%) Google
3 22 (2.93%) Hortonworks
4 16 (2.13%) HP
4 16 (2.13%) IBM
5 15 (1.99%) webMethods
6 7 (0.93%) Red Hat
7 6 (0.80%) Microsoft
8 5 (0.66%) Adobe
9 4 (0.53%) Amdocs
9 4 (0.53%) Cramer
9 4 (0.53%) SAP
9 4 (0.53%) VMware
10 3 (0.40%) Apple
10 3 (0.40%) Cloudera
10 3 (0.40%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.40%) KANA
10 3 (0.40%) Remedy
11 2 (0.27%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.27%) Talend