Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 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 Developer
England > South West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 36 52
Rank change year-on-year -14 +16 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 217 283 229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.84% 4.96% 3.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.04% 5.22% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 199 142
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £310
90th Percentile £547 £550 £511
England median daily rate £503 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.79% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 15
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £46.75 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.98% +8.72% -9.47%
10th Percentile £35.00 £36.75 £41.62
90th Percentile £53.75 £153.00 £51.25
England median hourly rate £41.15 £37.38 £42.75
% change year-on-year +10.10% -12.57% +22.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5369 5418 6233
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 94.95% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3365 3520 4060
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £210 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 344 395
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -10.71% +40.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £46.20
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Java Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in the South West

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Developer in the South West

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in the South West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Developer in the South West

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Developer in the South West

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in the South West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Java Developer in the South West

Java Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 21 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
Devon +18 69 £449 +4.30% 1
Bristol -21 47 £411 +14.24% 15
Gloucestershire -11 36 £448 -0.56% 12
Somerset +10 29 £400 +8.84% 4
Dorset -12 21 £430 +10.97% 4
Wiltshire -27 10 £365 +5.80% 3
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 West region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 217 (100.00%) Java
2 131 (60.37%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (45.62%) Spring
4 77 (35.48%) Web Services
5 64 (29.49%) Git (software)
6 60 (27.65%) JavaScript
7 56 (25.81%) Linux
8 54 (24.88%) Maven
9 50 (23.04%) Jenkins
10 46 (21.20%) Hibernate
11 45 (20.74%) SQL
12 44 (20.28%) REST
13 43 (19.82%) HTML
14 42 (19.35%) XML
14 42 (19.35%) SOAP
15 41 (18.89%) Security Cleared
16 37 (17.05%) TDD
16 37 (17.05%) Microservices
17 34 (15.67%) Spring Boot
17 34 (15.67%) CSS
17 34 (15.67%) J2EE
17 34 (15.67%) Test Automation
18 32 (14.75%) Software Engineering
19 28 (12.90%) JSON
19 28 (12.90%) Docker
20 26 (11.98%) RESTful
21 24 (11.06%) MVC
21 24 (11.06%) Gradle
22 23 (10.60%) Scrum
23 22 (10.14%) Oracle

Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 19 (8.76%) Tomcat
1 19 (8.76%) WebSphere
2 14 (6.45%) Apache
3 13 (5.99%) JBoss
4 9 (4.15%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (3.69%) WebLogic
6 6 (2.76%) Mule
7 5 (2.30%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.84%) Apache Pig
8 4 (1.84%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.84%) GlassFish
8 4 (1.84%) JCAPS
8 4 (1.84%) Jetty
9 3 (1.38%) Confluence
9 3 (1.38%) Mule ESB
10 2 (0.92%) Liferay
10 2 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.46%) CMS
11 1 (0.46%) Drupal
11 1 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.84%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.38%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.29%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.23%) GitHub
3 7 (3.23%) OpenShift
4 5 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.92%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.46%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.23%) HTTP
1 7 (3.23%) SMS
2 1 (0.46%) 4G
2 1 (0.46%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.14%) MongoDB
2 18 (8.29%) Relational Database
3 15 (6.91%) DB2
4 9 (4.15%) Big Data
4 9 (4.15%) Hadoop
5 7 (3.23%) NoSQL
5 7 (3.23%) SQL Server
6 6 (2.76%) Neo4j
6 6 (2.76%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.84%) HBase
7 4 (1.84%) IBM InfoSphere
7 4 (1.84%) MySQL
7 4 (1.84%) Redis
8 2 (0.92%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.92%) Ingres
8 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.46%) Apache Accumulo
9 1 (0.46%) Jackrabbit
9 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 64 (29.49%) Git (software)
2 54 (24.88%) Maven
3 50 (23.04%) Jenkins
4 24 (11.06%) Gradle
5 20 (9.22%) Subversion
6 18 (8.29%) JUnit
7 13 (5.99%) Eclipse
7 13 (5.99%) TeamCity
8 12 (5.53%) Ant
9 10 (4.61%) JIRA
9 10 (4.61%) Selenium
10 9 (4.15%) SoapUI
11 7 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (2.76%) Cucumber
12 6 (2.76%) IntelliJ
12 6 (2.76%) JMeter
12 6 (2.76%) LoadRunner
12 6 (2.76%) NetBeans
13 5 (2.30%) Bitbucket
13 5 (2.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (8.76%) Finance
2 9 (4.15%) Banking
3 6 (2.76%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.30%) Electronics
4 5 (2.30%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.30%) Marketing
5 3 (1.38%) Back Office
6 2 (0.92%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (45.62%) Spring
2 77 (35.48%) Web Services
3 46 (21.20%) Hibernate
4 44 (20.28%) REST
5 43 (19.82%) HTML
6 42 (19.35%) SOAP
6 42 (19.35%) XML
7 34 (15.67%) CSS
7 34 (15.67%) J2EE
7 34 (15.67%) Spring Boot
8 28 (12.90%) JSON
9 26 (11.98%) RESTful
10 22 (10.14%) Java EE
10 22 (10.14%) Spring MVC
10 22 (10.14%) Struts
11 19 (8.76%) EJB
12 18 (8.29%) JAX-RS
12 18 (8.29%) RabbitMQ
13 17 (7.83%) AngularJS
13 17 (7.83%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.29%) Cloud Native
2 9 (4.15%) N-Tier
3 8 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.69%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (1.84%) iPad
5 3 (1.38%) W3C
6 2 (0.92%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.92%) User Experience
7 1 (0.46%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.46%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.46%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 56 (25.81%) Linux
2 18 (8.29%) Unix
3 14 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (5.99%) CentOS
5 6 (2.76%) Windows
6 5 (2.30%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.84%) AIX
8 3 (1.38%) Android
9 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (60.37%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (17.05%) Microservices
2 37 (17.05%) TDD
3 34 (15.67%) Test Automation
4 32 (14.75%) Software Engineering
5 24 (11.06%) MVC
6 23 (10.60%) Scrum
7 22 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (9.22%) Open Source
9 19 (8.76%) Continuous Deployment
10 17 (7.83%) Build Automation
11 15 (6.91%) OO
11 15 (6.91%) UML
12 13 (5.99%) Coaching
12 13 (5.99%) OOA/OOD
12 13 (5.99%) SDLC
13 12 (5.53%) BDD
13 12 (5.53%) DevOps
13 12 (5.53%) Unit Testing
14 11 (5.07%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 217 (100.00%) Java
2 60 (27.65%) JavaScript
3 45 (20.74%) SQL
4 20 (9.22%) C
4 20 (9.22%) Python
5 12 (5.53%) C++
6 11 (5.07%) C#
7 9 (4.15%) Groovy
8 8 (3.69%) Apex Code
9 6 (2.76%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.76%) Kotlin
9 6 (2.76%) Scala
9 6 (2.76%) Shell Script
10 5 (2.30%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.84%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.92%) Perl
12 2 (0.92%) PHP
13 1 (0.46%) Jython
13 1 (0.46%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (18.89%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.22%) DV Cleared
3 16 (7.37%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.61%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (4.15%) Degree
6 3 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.30%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.84%) QA
System Software
1 28 (12.90%) Docker
2 3 (1.38%) HDFS
3 2 (0.92%) LXC
4 1 (0.46%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 17 (7.83%) Kubernetes
2 10 (4.61%) Rancher
3 7 (3.23%) Ansible
4 3 (1.38%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 3 (1.38%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.46%) Oozie
Vendors
1 22 (10.14%) Oracle
2 17 (7.83%) IBM
3 8 (3.69%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (3.23%) Google
5 5 (2.30%) SAP
6 3 (1.38%) hybris
6 3 (1.38%) OpenText
6 3 (1.38%) Sencha
7 2 (0.92%) Cloudera
7 2 (0.92%) Luciad
7 2 (0.92%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.46%) Adobe
8 1 (0.46%) Coverity
8 1 (0.46%) Facebook
8 1 (0.46%) Guidewire
8 1 (0.46%) Murex
8 1 (0.46%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.46%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.46%) Thunderhead