The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £382 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Developer
England / South West
Rank 41 36 43
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 118 134 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.54% 4.63% 3.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.76% 4.79% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 83 82
Median daily rate £382 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.12% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 0
Median hourly rate £39.50 £43.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.71% -  
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 the South West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2477 2795 2993
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.34% 96.61% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1576 1808 1877
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 183 144
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +30.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java Developer in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 24 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
Gloucestershire -7 26 £425 -5.55% 10
Devon +5 25 £375 -6.25% 3
Bristol +1 19 £400 +6.66% 18
Wiltshire -2 17 £425 +13.33% 7
Dorset +19 14 £325 - 4
Somerset -7 10 £400 -15.78% 6
Java Developer
England

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 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 West region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 280 (100.00%) Java
2 164 (58.57%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (53.57%) Spring
4 108 (38.57%) JavaScript
5 102 (36.43%) Hibernate
6 85 (30.36%) SQL
7 82 (29.29%) Security Cleared
8 79 (28.21%) HTML
9 71 (25.36%) XML
10 68 (24.29%) REST
11 65 (23.21%) Web Services
12 64 (22.86%) CSS
12 64 (22.86%) Scrum
13 50 (17.86%) Git (software)
14 48 (17.14%) TDD
15 46 (16.43%) DV Cleared
15 46 (16.43%) Jenkins
16 44 (15.71%) MVC
17 43 (15.36%) Finance
17 43 (15.36%) J2EE
18 42 (15.00%) Open Source
18 42 (15.00%) Maven
19 41 (14.64%) Docker
20 38 (13.57%) Spring MVC
20 38 (13.57%) JUnit
21 37 (13.21%) RESTful
22 35 (12.50%) Oracle
23 34 (12.14%) JSON
24 32 (11.43%) C
25 30 (10.71%) SOAP

Java Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 22 (7.86%) Apache
1 22 (7.86%) Tomcat
2 15 (5.36%) Mule
3 14 (5.00%) Mule ESB
3 14 (5.00%) WebLogic
4 12 (4.29%) JBoss
5 9 (3.21%) Apache Spark
5 9 (3.21%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (2.86%) Confluence
6 8 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (2.14%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.07%) CMS
9 2 (0.71%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.71%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.71%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.36%) Liferay
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (0.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (6.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.64%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (4.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (1.07%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.71%) GitHub
4 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.71%) Slack
5 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.36%) Dropbox
5 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.71%) HTTP
2 4 (1.43%) LDAP
3 2 (0.71%) SSH
4 1 (0.36%) Internet
4 1 (0.36%) Skype
4 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.29%) Relational Database
2 21 (7.50%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (6.43%) NoSQL
4 17 (6.07%) MongoDB
5 14 (5.00%) Hadoop
6 13 (4.64%) Big Data
7 7 (2.50%) Neo4j
7 7 (2.50%) SQL Server
8 6 (2.14%) MySQL
8 6 (2.14%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.43%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.07%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.07%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.71%) Apache Accumulo
11 2 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.71%) DB2
11 2 (0.71%) QGIS
12 1 (0.36%) HBase
12 1 (0.36%) OrientDB
12 1 (0.36%) Redis
Development Applications
1 50 (17.86%) Git (software)
2 46 (16.43%) Jenkins
3 42 (15.00%) Maven
4 38 (13.57%) JUnit
5 29 (10.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 29 (10.36%) Cucumber
6 23 (8.21%) JIRA
7 22 (7.86%) Gradle
8 19 (6.79%) Bitbucket
9 18 (6.43%) Mockito
10 17 (6.07%) Ant
10 17 (6.07%) Selenium
11 8 (2.86%) Eclipse
11 8 (2.86%) Subversion
12 7 (2.50%) TeamCity
13 5 (1.79%) Jasmine
13 5 (1.79%) Rational DOORS
14 4 (1.43%) Artifactory
14 4 (1.43%) JBehave
15 3 (1.07%) WebDriver
General
1 43 (15.36%) Finance
2 19 (6.79%) Electronics
2 19 (6.79%) Manufacturing
2 19 (6.79%) Marketing
2 19 (6.79%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.57%) Banking
4 5 (1.79%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.07%) Games
5 3 (1.07%) Retail
6 1 (0.36%) Local Government
6 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (53.57%) Spring
2 102 (36.43%) Hibernate
3 79 (28.21%) HTML
4 71 (25.36%) XML
5 68 (24.29%) REST
6 65 (23.21%) Web Services
7 64 (22.86%) CSS
8 43 (15.36%) J2EE
9 38 (13.57%) Spring MVC
10 37 (13.21%) RESTful
11 34 (12.14%) JSON
12 30 (10.71%) SOAP
13 27 (9.64%) JPA
14 26 (9.29%) AngularJS
15 22 (7.86%) Grails
16 21 (7.50%) jQuery
17 20 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
18 19 (6.79%) JSF
19 18 (6.43%) Apache Camel
19 18 (6.43%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (2.50%) User Experience
2 6 (2.14%) Computer Science
3 4 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (1.43%) Cloud Native
3 4 (1.43%) N-Tier
4 3 (1.07%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.71%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (0.71%) iPad
5 2 (0.71%) NHS
5 2 (0.71%) Social Media
5 2 (0.71%) Wiki
6 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.36%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.21%) Linux
2 21 (7.50%) Unix
3 9 (3.21%) Mac OS X
3 9 (3.21%) Windows
4 4 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.71%) CentOS
6 1 (0.36%) Android
6 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.36%) Debian
6 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (58.57%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (22.86%) Scrum
3 48 (17.14%) TDD
4 44 (15.71%) MVC
5 42 (15.00%) Open Source
6 25 (8.93%) OO
6 25 (8.93%) Software Engineering
7 24 (8.57%) BDD
8 23 (8.21%) Migration
9 22 (7.86%) Continuous Delivery
10 21 (7.50%) Customer Requirements
11 20 (7.14%) DevOps
12 19 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
12 19 (6.79%) Digital Marketing
12 19 (6.79%) Programme Management
13 18 (6.43%) Web Development
14 17 (6.07%) Unit Testing
15 15 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (5.36%) Integration Testing
16 14 (5.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 280 (100.00%) Java
2 108 (38.57%) JavaScript
3 85 (30.36%) SQL
4 32 (11.43%) C
5 22 (7.86%) Groovy
6 21 (7.50%) C#
6 21 (7.50%) Python
7 17 (6.07%) C++
8 16 (5.71%) PL/SQL
9 8 (2.86%) Scala
10 7 (2.50%) Apex Code
10 7 (2.50%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.50%) Perl
11 4 (1.43%) Ruby
12 3 (1.07%) Ada
12 3 (1.07%) Clojure
12 3 (1.07%) XPath
13 2 (0.71%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.71%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.36%) Go
Qualifications
1 82 (29.29%) Security Cleared
2 46 (16.43%) DV Cleared
3 25 (8.93%) SC Cleared
4 18 (6.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (3.93%) Degree
6 4 (1.43%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.71%) ISEB
7 2 (0.71%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.36%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 41 (14.64%) Docker
2 3 (1.07%) Varnish
3 1 (0.36%) LXC
Systems Management
1 4 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.07%) Ansible
2 3 (1.07%) Oozie
3 2 (0.71%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.36%) Kibana
4 1 (0.36%) Puppet
4 1 (0.36%) SELinux
Vendors
1 35 (12.50%) Oracle
2 19 (6.79%) SAP
3 7 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (1.79%) Google
5 3 (1.07%) Cloudera
5 3 (1.07%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.07%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.71%) IFS
7 1 (0.36%) Adobe
7 1 (0.36%) ATG
7 1 (0.36%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.36%) HP
7 1 (0.36%) hybris
7 1 (0.36%) IBM
7 1 (0.36%) Luciad
7 1 (0.36%) OpenText
7 1 (0.36%) webMethods
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