Period
to 18 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 39 44
Rank change year-on-year -4 +5 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 2,605 2,471 2,440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 4.77% 4.63% 4.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.03% 4.87% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,852 1,769 1,763
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £363 £319 £313
90th Percentile £556 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £520 £500 £460
% change year-on-year +4.00% +8.70% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 30 23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.15 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.36% +10.47% -12.87%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.45 £30.75
90th Percentile £54.88 £53.75 £51.74
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.15 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.36% +9.73% -12.28%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. 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
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 51,835 50,751 55,117
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 95.07% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,871 31,029 33,972
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £392
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.04% +4.53%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,339 2,303 2,678
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.60 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.05 £47.50 £45.75
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Java Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in the UK excluding London

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Developer in the UK excluding London

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Developer in the UK excluding London

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Developer in the UK excluding London

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Java Developer in the UK excluding London

Java Developer
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 18 November 2018. 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
South East +4 800 £500 +5.26% 204
North of England -8 579 £427 +0.51% 135
Scotland -3 334 £409 +3.81% 55
Midlands +30 295 £450 +12.50% 91
North West -10 285 £425 - 85
East of England +17 243 £510 +20.00% 78
Yorkshire -8 231 £438 +2.94% 32
South West -17 214 £425 +0.29% 68
West Midlands +36 173 £450 +28.57% 52
East Midlands +23 118 £425 - 39
Wales -6 88 £450 - 22
North East +20 65 £400 -5.88% 18
Northern Ireland -5 55 £424 +2.36% 20
Channel Islands - 1 - -
Java Developer
UK

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the UK excluding London region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 2,604 (99.96%) Java
2 1,642 (63.03%) Agile Software Development
3 1,499 (57.54%) Spring
4 984 (37.77%) TDD
5 781 (29.98%) Java 8
6 731 (28.06%) Spring Boot
7 726 (27.87%) Microservices
8 693 (26.60%) Hibernate
9 634 (24.34%) JavaScript
10 545 (20.92%) Git (software)
11 523 (20.08%) RESTful
12 521 (20.00%) Web Services
13 511 (19.62%) Jenkins
14 506 (19.42%) SQL
15 503 (19.31%) Maven
16 496 (19.04%) Scrum
17 482 (18.50%) REST
18 475 (18.23%) BDD
19 447 (17.16%) Oracle
20 444 (17.04%) Continuous Integration
21 437 (16.78%) HTML
22 423 (16.24%) JUnit
23 418 (16.05%) Amazon AWS
24 409 (15.70%) Docker
25 391 (15.01%) AngularJS
26 390 (14.97%) NoSQL
26 390 (14.97%) J2EE
26 390 (14.97%) Finance
27 382 (14.66%) CSS
28 331 (12.71%) DevOps

Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 299 (11.48%) Tomcat
2 202 (7.75%) WebSphere
3 197 (7.56%) JBoss
4 186 (7.14%) WebLogic
5 136 (5.22%) Apache
6 100 (3.84%) Confluence
7 86 (3.30%) Jetty
8 72 (2.76%) OpenStack
9 71 (2.73%) Elasticsearch
10 64 (2.46%) Apache Spark
11 56 (2.15%) Mule
11 56 (2.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 43 (1.65%) MQSeries
13 42 (1.61%) Oracle Service Bus
14 25 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
15 21 (0.81%) Apache Solr
15 21 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
16 19 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 18 (0.69%) nginx
17 18 (0.69%) WildFly
Applications
1 8 (0.31%) MS Visio
2 7 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.15%) GIMP
3 4 (0.15%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.077%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.038%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.038%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.038%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (0.35%) AquaLogic BPM
3 8 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.15%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.038%) Actimize
5 1 (0.038%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.038%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.038%) Maximo
5 1 (0.038%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.038%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.038%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 418 (16.05%) Amazon AWS
2 164 (6.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 90 (3.45%) GitHub
4 31 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 30 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
6 29 (1.11%) PaaS
7 27 (1.04%) Serverless
8 22 (0.84%) Amazon S3
8 22 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
9 20 (0.77%) npm
10 18 (0.69%) OpenShift
11 17 (0.65%) Google Analytics
12 16 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
12 16 (0.61%) IaaS
13 14 (0.54%) SaaS
14 12 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
15 11 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
15 11 (0.42%) Slack
16 9 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 8 (0.31%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 85 (3.26%) HTTP
2 30 (1.15%) TCP/IP
3 25 (0.96%) SSL
4 13 (0.50%) SNMP
5 11 (0.42%) AMQP
6 9 (0.35%) Software-Defined Networking
7 8 (0.31%) DSL
8 7 (0.27%) SMPP
8 7 (0.27%) SMS
8 7 (0.27%) SSH
9 6 (0.23%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (0.19%) Broadband
10 5 (0.19%) FTP
10 5 (0.19%) Skype
11 4 (0.15%) DVB
11 4 (0.15%) Firewall
11 4 (0.15%) Internet
12 3 (0.12%) OpenFlow
12 3 (0.12%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 390 (14.97%) NoSQL
2 298 (11.44%) MongoDB
3 272 (10.44%) PostgreSQL
4 202 (7.75%) MySQL
5 172 (6.60%) Hadoop
6 150 (5.76%) Relational Database
7 109 (4.18%) Big Data
8 108 (4.15%) SQL Server
9 84 (3.22%) Apache Cassandra
10 69 (2.65%) DB2
11 64 (2.46%) Oracle Database
11 64 (2.46%) RDBMS
12 62 (2.38%) Couchbase
13 41 (1.57%) Redis
14 37 (1.42%) HBase
15 26 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 23 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
16 23 (0.88%) Riak
17 16 (0.61%) DB2 UDB
17 16 (0.61%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 545 (20.92%) Git (software)
2 511 (19.62%) Jenkins
3 503 (19.31%) Maven
4 423 (16.24%) JUnit
5 268 (10.29%) JIRA
6 166 (6.37%) Eclipse
7 135 (5.18%) Selenium
8 133 (5.11%) Cucumber
9 127 (4.88%) Gradle
10 117 (4.49%) Subversion
11 103 (3.95%) IntelliJ
12 80 (3.07%) Mockito
13 70 (2.69%) NUnit
14 68 (2.61%) MSTest
15 63 (2.42%) Ant
16 60 (2.30%) Bitbucket
17 57 (2.19%) SoapUI
18 47 (1.80%) SonarQube
19 44 (1.69%) Grunt
20 38 (1.46%) JMeter
General
1 390 (14.97%) Finance
2 152 (5.83%) Banking
3 68 (2.61%) Telecoms
4 57 (2.19%) Games
5 56 (2.15%) Marketing
6 49 (1.88%) Retail
7 34 (1.31%) Manufacturing
8 32 (1.23%) Electronics
9 25 (0.96%) Investment Banking
10 20 (0.77%) Advertising
11 19 (0.73%) Front Office
12 13 (0.50%) Billing
13 12 (0.46%) Aerospace
13 12 (0.46%) Back Office
13 12 (0.46%) Publishing
14 10 (0.38%) Law
15 8 (0.31%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.15%) Automotive
16 4 (0.15%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.12%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,499 (57.54%) Spring
2 731 (28.06%) Spring Boot
3 693 (26.60%) Hibernate
4 523 (20.08%) RESTful
5 521 (20.00%) Web Services
6 482 (18.50%) REST
7 437 (16.78%) HTML
8 391 (15.01%) AngularJS
9 390 (14.97%) J2EE
10 382 (14.66%) CSS
11 319 (12.25%) SOAP
12 318 (12.21%) XML
13 304 (11.67%) JSON
14 234 (8.98%) Kafka
15 211 (8.10%) JMS
16 202 (7.75%) HTML5
17 200 (7.68%) Node.js
18 195 (7.49%) Apache Camel
19 178 (6.83%) Java EE
20 164 (6.30%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 266 (10.21%) Greenfield Project
2 75 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
4 61 (2.34%) Computer Science
5 41 (1.57%) User Experience
6 34 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
7 32 (1.23%) Fintech
8 24 (0.92%) Mobile App
9 22 (0.84%) Algorithms
10 20 (0.77%) Data Structures
11 19 (0.73%) Virtual Team
12 17 (0.65%) Cloud Native
13 16 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
13 16 (0.61%) NHS
14 15 (0.58%) Digital Media
15 12 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
16 10 (0.38%) Reference Data
17 9 (0.35%) Mainframe
17 9 (0.35%) Private Cloud
17 9 (0.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 299 (11.48%) Linux
2 188 (7.22%) Unix
3 72 (2.76%) Windows
4 30 (1.15%) Android
5 16 (0.61%) Ubuntu
6 13 (0.50%) Solaris
7 10 (0.38%) Mac OS X
7 10 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.15%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.15%) CentOS
8 4 (0.15%) VMS
9 3 (0.12%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.038%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,642 (63.03%) Agile Software Development
2 984 (37.77%) TDD
3 726 (27.87%) Microservices
4 496 (19.04%) Scrum
5 475 (18.23%) BDD
6 444 (17.04%) Continuous Integration
7 331 (12.71%) DevOps
8 329 (12.63%) OO
9 312 (11.98%) Test Automation
10 279 (10.71%) Software Engineering
11 256 (9.83%) MVC
12 192 (7.37%) SOA
13 188 (7.22%) Kanban
14 175 (6.72%) Unit Testing
15 152 (5.83%) Problem-Solving
16 135 (5.18%) Migration
16 135 (5.18%) Open Source
17 133 (5.11%) SDLC
18 124 (4.76%) Digital Transformation Programme
19 120 (4.61%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2,604 (99.96%) Java
2 781 (29.98%) Java 8
3 634 (24.34%) JavaScript
4 506 (19.42%) SQL
5 219 (8.41%) Scala
6 201 (7.72%) Python
7 92 (3.53%) Groovy
8 85 (3.26%) PL/SQL
9 70 (2.69%) C#
9 70 (2.69%) Java 9
10 67 (2.57%) Ruby
11 52 (2.00%) Perl
12 48 (1.84%) Shell Script
13 39 (1.50%) XPath
14 37 (1.42%) PHP
15 32 (1.23%) C
16 27 (1.04%) C++
17 25 (0.96%) T-SQL
18 23 (0.88%) Bash Shell
19 20 (0.77%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 209 (8.02%) Security Cleared
2 150 (5.76%) SC Cleared
3 125 (4.80%) Degree
4 33 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 33 (1.27%) DV Cleared
5 25 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (0.38%) AWS Certification
7 7 (0.27%) BC Cleared
7 7 (0.27%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.12%) HND
9 2 (0.077%) ISEB
9 2 (0.077%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.077%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.038%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (1.96%) QA
2 16 (0.61%) PMO
3 11 (0.42%) GDPR
4 8 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.15%) SLA
6 2 (0.077%) HL7
7 1 (0.038%) ECSS
7 1 (0.038%) MIL-STD-1553
7 1 (0.038%) PSD2
7 1 (0.038%) WCAG
System Software
1 409 (15.70%) Docker
2 45 (1.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 41 (1.57%) HDFS
4 15 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (0.58%) vSphere
5 14 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (0.27%) Firmware
7 5 (0.19%) Active Directory
8 4 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.12%) KVM
Systems Management
1 219 (8.41%) Ansible
2 202 (7.75%) Puppet
3 194 (7.45%) Opscode Chef
4 91 (3.49%) Kubernetes
5 74 (2.84%) Cobbler
6 45 (1.73%) Hadoop YARN
7 30 (1.15%) Terraform
8 28 (1.07%) Kibana
9 19 (0.73%) Grafana
10 14 (0.54%) Amdocs OSS
11 12 (0.46%) logstash
12 9 (0.35%) Salt
13 5 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.15%) MOM
15 3 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
15 3 (0.12%) Graphite
15 3 (0.12%) Matomo
16 1 (0.038%) Graylog
16 1 (0.038%) Mesos
16 1 (0.038%) Oozie
Vendors
1 447 (17.16%) Oracle
2 70 (2.69%) IBM
3 66 (2.53%) Google
4 58 (2.23%) WSO2
5 43 (1.65%) Microsoft
6 39 (1.50%) SAP
7 32 (1.23%) Adobe
8 25 (0.96%) webMethods
9 23 (0.88%) Sybase
10 22 (0.84%) Atlassian
11 21 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
12 18 (0.69%) MuleSoft
13 17 (0.65%) VMware
14 14 (0.54%) Cramer
14 14 (0.54%) Informatica
15 13 (0.50%) Red Hat
16 12 (0.46%) Amdocs
16 12 (0.46%) Cisco
16 12 (0.46%) Pega
17 11 (0.42%) Hortonworks