The median contractor rate for a Java Software Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Software Engineer
England / South East
Rank 237 245 253
Rank change year-on-year +8 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 8 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.10% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.22% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 10
Median daily rate £450 £575 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.73% +45.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £344 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £660 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +24.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £38.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £39.00 £46.75
% change year-on-year +6.41% -16.57%  

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 7381 8760 9210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.01% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4170 5353 4928
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 377 447
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Java Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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
Hampshire +3 2 £450 +33.53% 1
Oxfordshire -11 2 £348 -36.81% 2
Middlesex - 2 £560 -
Berkshire +25 1 - - 3
West Sussex - 1 £275 -
Java Software Engineer
England

Java Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 30 (100.00%) Java
2 29 (96.67%) Software Engineering
3 25 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (66.67%) TDD
4 20 (66.67%) Spring
5 18 (60.00%) Scrum
6 15 (50.00%) Pair Programming
6 15 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (46.67%) Java EE
8 13 (43.33%) Unit Testing
9 12 (40.00%) WebSphere
9 12 (40.00%) Maven
9 12 (40.00%) Cucumber
9 12 (40.00%) Publishing
9 12 (40.00%) JUnit
9 12 (40.00%) JBoss
9 12 (40.00%) Jenkins
9 12 (40.00%) DevOps
10 11 (36.67%) WebSphere Application Server
10 11 (36.67%) SQL
10 11 (36.67%) Migration
10 11 (36.67%) WebSphere Process Server
10 11 (36.67%) BPEL
10 11 (36.67%) BPMN
11 10 (33.33%) Alfresco
11 10 (33.33%) GitHub
11 10 (33.33%) Mockito
12 8 (26.67%) Linux
12 8 (26.67%) Web Services
13 7 (23.33%) Amazon AWS

Java Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 12 (40.00%) JBoss
1 12 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 11 (36.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 11 (36.67%) WebSphere Process Server
3 10 (33.33%) Alfresco
4 2 (6.67%) Apache
4 2 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (6.67%) OpenStack
4 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
5 1 (3.33%) Apache Pig
5 1 (3.33%) Apache Solr
5 1 (3.33%) Apache Spark
5 1 (3.33%) Confluence
5 1 (3.33%) Jetty
5 1 (3.33%) nginx
5 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 10 (33.33%) GitHub
2 7 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon S3
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) MongoDB
2 3 (10.00%) Big Data
2 3 (10.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (10.00%) MySQL
2 3 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (6.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.33%) Apache Accumulo
4 1 (3.33%) Apache Hive
4 1 (3.33%) Neo4j
4 1 (3.33%) OrientDB
4 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.33%) Redis
4 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 12 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 12 (40.00%) JUnit
1 12 (40.00%) Maven
2 10 (33.33%) Mockito
3 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.67%) Ant
4 2 (6.67%) Eclipse
4 2 (6.67%) Gradle
4 2 (6.67%) JIRA
5 1 (3.33%) Selenium
5 1 (3.33%) Subversion
5 1 (3.33%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (40.00%) Publishing
2 4 (13.33%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (66.67%) Spring
2 14 (46.67%) Java EE
3 8 (26.67%) Web Services
4 6 (20.00%) HTML
5 5 (16.67%) Spring Boot
6 4 (13.33%) HTML5
6 4 (13.33%) REST
7 3 (10.00%) RESTful
7 3 (10.00%) Spring Cloud
7 3 (10.00%) XML
8 2 (6.67%) .NET
8 2 (6.67%) CSS
8 2 (6.67%) EJB
8 2 (6.67%) JSON
8 2 (6.67%) Node.js
9 1 (3.33%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
9 1 (3.33%) J2EE
9 1 (3.33%) JSP
9 1 (3.33%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (6.67%) User Experience
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (3.33%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (3.33%) IVR
2 1 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (3.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Linux
2 5 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (96.67%) Software Engineering
2 25 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (66.67%) TDD
4 18 (60.00%) Scrum
5 15 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (50.00%) Pair Programming
6 13 (43.33%) Unit Testing
7 12 (40.00%) DevOps
8 11 (36.67%) BPEL
8 11 (36.67%) BPMN
8 11 (36.67%) Migration
9 7 (23.33%) Microservices
10 5 (16.67%) BDD
11 3 (10.00%) SOA
12 2 (6.67%) Domain-Driven Design
12 2 (6.67%) Kanban
12 2 (6.67%) MapReduce
12 2 (6.67%) OO
12 2 (6.67%) Open Source
12 2 (6.67%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 30 (100.00%) Java
2 11 (36.67%) SQL
3 4 (13.33%) C
3 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (13.33%) Python
4 3 (10.00%) C++
4 3 (10.00%) Ruby
4 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.67%) Scala
6 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.33%) C#
6 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
1 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Docker
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) VMware
2 1 (3.33%) Avaya
2 1 (3.33%) Hortonworks
2 1 (3.33%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
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Rate: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum (3 year contract)
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: 35000-45000 Per Annum (3 year contract)
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