Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Software Engineer was £469 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 November 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 Software Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 365 347 374
Rank change year-on-year -18 +27 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 11 34 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.065% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.22% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 28 19
South East median daily rate £469 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +33.33% -23.08%
10th Percentile £363 £415 £180
90th Percentile £620 £615 £475
England median daily rate £500 £466 £550
% change year-on-year +7.30% -15.27% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 15
South East median hourly rate - £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +10.34%
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +3.53% +2.41% +18.57%

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 15913 15669 18329
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 93.96% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9442 9313 10771
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 785 923
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.28
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.46 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Java Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Java Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Java Software Engineer in the South East

Java Software Engineer
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 Software Engineer in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Software Engineer in the South East

Java Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Software Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Software Engineer in the South East

Java Software Engineer
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 Software Engineer in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Software Engineer in the South East

Java Software Engineer
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 Software Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -18 11 £469 -6.25% 6
Oxfordshire -12 6 £500 -0.79% 4
Berkshire - 4 £375 - 2
Buckinghamshire -27 1 £438 +16.67%
Java Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Java Software Engineer 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Java
1 11 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (54.55%) Node.js
2 6 (54.55%) Oracle
3 5 (45.45%) AngularJS
3 5 (45.45%) Spring
4 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 3 (27.27%) WebLogic
5 3 (27.27%) Linux
5 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
5 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
5 3 (27.27%) Migration
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (27.27%) Hibernate
5 3 (27.27%) Retail
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (27.27%) Digital Media
5 3 (27.27%) Maven
5 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (18.18%) Mockito
6 2 (18.18%) Puppet
6 2 (18.18%) REST
6 2 (18.18%) Process Improvement
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (18.18%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (18.18%) Play Framework
6 2 (18.18%) Ansible
6 2 (18.18%) JSF

Java Software Engineer 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 3 (27.27%) WebLogic
2 2 (18.18%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Maven
2 2 (18.18%) Ant
2 2 (18.18%) JUnit
2 2 (18.18%) Mockito
3 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
3 1 (9.09%) Eclipse RCP
3 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (9.09%) Hudson
3 1 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 3 (27.27%) Retail
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) Node.js
2 5 (45.45%) AngularJS
2 5 (45.45%) Spring
3 3 (27.27%) Hibernate
4 2 (18.18%) Grails
4 2 (18.18%) Java EE
4 2 (18.18%) JMS
4 2 (18.18%) jQuery
4 2 (18.18%) JSF
4 2 (18.18%) Play Framework
4 2 (18.18%) React
4 2 (18.18%) REST
4 2 (18.18%) Spring MVC
4 2 (18.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Android
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
2 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 2 (18.18%) MVC
3 2 (18.18%) Process Improvement
3 2 (18.18%) Product Management
3 2 (18.18%) SOA
3 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
4 1 (9.09%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) XPath
4 1 (9.09%) Scala
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Ansible
1 2 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (18.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle