The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Engineer
Wales / South Wales
Rank 49 - 47
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 7 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.25% - 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% - 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Median daily rate £425 - £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £46.75
% change year-on-year +3.75% -14.43%  

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 540 569 437
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 96.77% 98.78% 95.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 382 302
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 35 20
Median hourly rate £18.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.30% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Java Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Engineer in South Wales

Java Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Engineer in South Wales

Java Engineer
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 Engineer within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 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
Newport - 3 £475 -
Cardiff - 2 £438 -
Java Engineer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Java 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 Wales region featuring Java Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Java
2 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (58.33%) Scrum
3 7 (58.33%) Software Engineering
4 5 (41.67%) RESTful
4 5 (41.67%) TDD
4 5 (41.67%) MongoDB
4 5 (41.67%) DevOps
5 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 4 (33.33%) Go
5 4 (33.33%) BDD
5 4 (33.33%) Kanban
6 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) JSON
6 3 (25.00%) Spring
6 3 (25.00%) Web Services
6 3 (25.00%) Python
6 3 (25.00%) HTTP
6 3 (25.00%) REST
6 3 (25.00%) High Availability
6 3 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (25.00%) NoSQL
6 3 (25.00%) Open Source
7 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
7 2 (16.67%) iXBRL
7 2 (16.67%) Kafka
7 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 2 (16.67%) Microservices
7 2 (16.67%) Spring Boot

Java Engineer 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) MongoDB
2 3 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (8.33%) Neo4j
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) RESTful
2 3 (25.00%) JSON
2 3 (25.00%) REST
2 3 (25.00%) Spring
2 3 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (16.67%) iXBRL
3 2 (16.67%) Kafka
3 2 (16.67%) Spring Boot
4 1 (8.33%) Dropwizard
4 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
4 1 (8.33%) JAX-RS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Scrum
2 7 (58.33%) Software Engineering
3 5 (41.67%) DevOps
3 5 (41.67%) TDD
4 4 (33.33%) BDD
4 4 (33.33%) Kanban
5 3 (25.00%) High Availability
5 3 (25.00%) Open Source
6 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 2 (16.67%) Microservices
6 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
6 2 (16.67%) Web Development
7 1 (8.33%) OWASP
7 1 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (8.33%) Secure Coding
7 1 (8.33%) Web Design
7 1 (8.33%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) Go
3 3 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Ansible
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet