The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Developer
Wales / South Wales
Rank 20 54 25
Rank change year-on-year +34 -29  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 36 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 6.39% 2.92% 4.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.61% 2.96% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 9 12
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £370 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £478 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year -8.57% +15.13%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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 Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 545 574 422
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 96.80% 98.63% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 387 293
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 36 20
Median hourly rate £17.77 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.30 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in South Wales

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java Developer in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Developer in South Wales

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in South Wales over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Developer in South Wales

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java Developer in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Developer in South Wales

Java Developer
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 23 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
Cardiff +31 29 £400 - 3
Newport - 5 £525 -
Java Developer
Wales

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Wales region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 100 (100.00%) Java
2 80 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (48.00%) Spring
4 45 (45.00%) Scrum
5 39 (39.00%) TDD
6 38 (38.00%) Microservices
7 32 (32.00%) Hibernate
7 32 (32.00%) Software Engineering
8 30 (30.00%) JSON
8 30 (30.00%) Relational Database
9 29 (29.00%) RESTful
9 29 (29.00%) REST
10 25 (25.00%) MongoDB
11 22 (22.00%) Cucumber
11 22 (22.00%) SQL
12 21 (21.00%) HTML
13 20 (20.00%) Dropwizard
13 20 (20.00%) Spring Boot
13 20 (20.00%) Kafka
14 19 (19.00%) Configuration Management
15 18 (18.00%) Finance
15 18 (18.00%) HTTP
15 18 (18.00%) Security Cleared
16 17 (17.00%) Web Services
16 17 (17.00%) Continuous Deployment
17 16 (16.00%) Go
17 16 (16.00%) Unix
17 16 (16.00%) Linux
17 16 (16.00%) Jenkins
17 16 (16.00%) iXBRL

Java Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 5 (5.00%) WebLogic
2 4 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.00%) Liferay
4 2 (2.00%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.00%) Mule
5 1 (1.00%) Mule ESB
Business Applications
1 7 (7.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (18.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 25 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 14 (14.00%) Neo4j
4 9 (9.00%) Big Data
5 5 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (5.00%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.00%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (2.00%) MySQL
7 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 22 (22.00%) Cucumber
2 16 (16.00%) Jenkins
3 9 (9.00%) JUnit
3 9 (9.00%) Maven
4 6 (6.00%) Git (software)
5 5 (5.00%) JBehave
5 5 (5.00%) Selenium
6 2 (2.00%) DbUnit
6 2 (2.00%) jMock
6 2 (2.00%) Mockito
6 2 (2.00%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.00%) Ant
7 1 (1.00%) Babel
7 1 (1.00%) gulp
7 1 (1.00%) Hudson
7 1 (1.00%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.00%) Mocha
7 1 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.00%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.00%) webpack
General
1 18 (18.00%) Finance
2 8 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.00%) Electronics
3 7 (7.00%) Manufacturing
3 7 (7.00%) Marketing
4 2 (2.00%) Banking
5 1 (1.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (48.00%) Spring
2 32 (32.00%) Hibernate
3 30 (30.00%) JSON
4 29 (29.00%) REST
4 29 (29.00%) RESTful
5 21 (21.00%) HTML
6 20 (20.00%) Dropwizard
6 20 (20.00%) Kafka
6 20 (20.00%) Spring Boot
7 17 (17.00%) Web Services
8 16 (16.00%) iXBRL
9 14 (14.00%) JAX-RS
9 14 (14.00%) XML
10 9 (9.00%) CSS
11 8 (8.00%) J2EE
12 6 (6.00%) SOAP
13 2 (2.00%) AngularJS
13 2 (2.00%) Grails
13 2 (2.00%) PowerMock
14 1 (1.00%) Spring Web Flow
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.00%) Fintech
2 1 (1.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.00%) Linux
1 16 (16.00%) Unix
2 13 (13.00%) Mac OS X
3 2 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (45.00%) Scrum
3 39 (39.00%) TDD
4 38 (38.00%) Microservices
5 32 (32.00%) Software Engineering
6 19 (19.00%) Configuration Management
7 17 (17.00%) Continuous Deployment
8 15 (15.00%) BDD
8 15 (15.00%) Web Development
9 13 (13.00%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (13.00%) OO
9 13 (13.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 13 (13.00%) Web Design
10 12 (12.00%) Low Latency
11 10 (10.00%) Data Protection
11 10 (10.00%) Front End Development
11 10 (10.00%) Open Source
11 10 (10.00%) RUP
12 9 (9.00%) Kanban
13 7 (7.00%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 100 (100.00%) Java
2 22 (22.00%) SQL
3 16 (16.00%) Go
4 10 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 9 (9.00%) Scala
6 3 (3.00%) Python
7 2 (2.00%) Groovy
7 2 (2.00%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (18.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 14 (14.00%) Docker
2 1 (1.00%) vCloud
2 1 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (7.00%) Ansible
2 1 (1.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (7.00%) SAP
2 4 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (1.00%) Splunk