Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019.

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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 39 42
Rank change year-on-year -10 +3 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 2,313 2,485 2,223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 4.37% 4.79% 4.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.61% 5.04% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,621 1,778 1,549
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 £560 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £470
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.33% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 19 22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.15 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.36% +9.73% -12.28%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.40 £30.78
90th Percentile £60.95 £45.75 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.15 £38.00
% change year-on-year +9.36% +8.29% -11.11%

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 50,181 49,288 49,957
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 95.03% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,057 30,394 30,767
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £220
90th Percentile £575 £569 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,211 2,163 2,589
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.40% -3.17%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £45.75
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -2.70%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 -1 721 £500 +5.26% 209
North of England -25 447 £450 +9.09% 172
Midlands +13 286 £450 +12.50% 75
Scotland -7 279 £425 +11.84% 57
East of England +6 217 £505 +16.09% 62
South West -15 217 £425 - 76
North West -18 207 £450 +9.09% 68
Yorkshire -23 197 £450 +9.09% 85
West Midlands +9 174 £450 +20.00% 40
Wales +1 112 £450 - 21
East Midlands +11 104 £475 +11.76% 35
North East +5 44 £425 - 19
Northern Ireland -8 39 £422 -1.86% 10
Channel Islands - 2 - -
Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 2,312 (99.96%) Java
2 1,449 (62.65%) Agile Software Development
3 1,357 (58.67%) Spring
4 826 (35.71%) TDD
5 682 (29.49%) Java 8
6 657 (28.40%) Spring Boot
7 626 (27.06%) Microservices
8 592 (25.59%) JavaScript
9 579 (25.03%) Hibernate
10 482 (20.84%) SQL
11 478 (20.67%) Git (software)
12 472 (20.41%) Web Services
13 470 (20.32%) REST
14 448 (19.37%) Jenkins
15 440 (19.02%) RESTful
16 436 (18.85%) Scrum
17 431 (18.63%) HTML
18 423 (18.29%) Oracle
19 422 (18.24%) Maven
20 411 (17.77%) BDD
21 382 (16.52%) Continuous Integration
22 378 (16.34%) JUnit
23 366 (15.82%) Amazon AWS
24 364 (15.74%) CSS
25 360 (15.56%) Docker
26 340 (14.70%) AngularJS
27 336 (14.53%) NoSQL
28 328 (14.18%) Finance
29 325 (14.05%) J2EE
30 304 (13.14%) Linux

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
1 251 (10.85%) Tomcat
2 195 (8.43%) WebSphere
3 178 (7.70%) WebLogic
4 163 (7.05%) JBoss
5 98 (4.24%) Apache
6 92 (3.98%) Confluence
7 78 (3.37%) Elasticsearch
8 70 (3.03%) OpenStack
9 67 (2.90%) Jetty
10 52 (2.25%) Apache Spark
11 49 (2.12%) Mule
12 48 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 35 (1.51%) MQSeries
14 33 (1.43%) Oracle Service Bus
15 21 (0.91%) Apache Solr
16 19 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
17 18 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 18 (0.78%) WildFly
18 17 (0.73%) CMS
18 17 (0.73%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 7 (0.30%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.086%) EngageOne
2 2 (0.086%) GIMP
2 2 (0.086%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.043%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.043%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.043%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.043%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.26%) AquaLogic BPM
4 3 (0.13%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.086%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.043%) Actimize
6 1 (0.043%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.043%) LongView
6 1 (0.043%) Maximo
6 1 (0.043%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.043%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.043%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 366 (15.82%) Amazon AWS
2 156 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 88 (3.80%) GitHub
4 36 (1.56%) Serverless
5 29 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
6 27 (1.17%) AWS Lambda
7 25 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
8 22 (0.95%) PaaS
9 19 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
10 18 (0.78%) SaaS
11 15 (0.65%) Amazon S3
11 15 (0.65%) npm
12 14 (0.61%) Google Analytics
12 14 (0.61%) IaaS
13 12 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 12 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
14 11 (0.48%) OpenShift
14 11 (0.48%) Slack
15 10 (0.43%) Apigee
15 10 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 78 (3.37%) HTTP
2 31 (1.34%) SSL
3 29 (1.25%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.48%) SNMP
5 9 (0.39%) DSL
5 9 (0.39%) Internet
5 9 (0.39%) SSH
6 7 (0.30%) SMPP
7 6 (0.26%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (0.26%) Kerberos
8 5 (0.22%) Skype
9 4 (0.17%) AMQP
9 4 (0.17%) SMS
9 4 (0.17%) Software-Defined Networking
9 4 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.13%) DVB
10 3 (0.13%) FTP
10 3 (0.13%) OpenFlow
10 3 (0.13%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 336 (14.53%) NoSQL
2 262 (11.33%) MongoDB
3 227 (9.81%) PostgreSQL
4 193 (8.34%) MySQL
5 156 (6.74%) Relational Database
6 138 (5.97%) Hadoop
7 110 (4.76%) SQL Server
8 95 (4.11%) Big Data
9 66 (2.85%) DB2
10 65 (2.81%) Apache Cassandra
10 65 (2.81%) Oracle Database
11 56 (2.42%) RDBMS
12 46 (1.99%) Couchbase
13 38 (1.64%) HBase
14 31 (1.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 26 (1.12%) Parquet
16 25 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
17 24 (1.04%) Redis
18 20 (0.86%) Neo4j
18 20 (0.86%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 478 (20.67%) Git (software)
2 448 (19.37%) Jenkins
3 422 (18.24%) Maven
4 378 (16.34%) JUnit
5 214 (9.25%) JIRA
6 135 (5.84%) Eclipse
7 132 (5.71%) Cucumber
8 119 (5.14%) Subversion
9 112 (4.84%) Gradle
10 107 (4.63%) Selenium
11 83 (3.59%) Mockito
12 76 (3.29%) IntelliJ
13 65 (2.81%) NUnit
14 64 (2.77%) MSTest
15 58 (2.51%) Bitbucket
16 55 (2.38%) Ant
17 43 (1.86%) SoapUI
17 43 (1.86%) SonarQube
18 37 (1.60%) JMeter
19 32 (1.38%) Grunt
General
1 328 (14.18%) Finance
2 140 (6.05%) Banking
3 51 (2.20%) Telecoms
4 46 (1.99%) Marketing
5 43 (1.86%) Games
6 38 (1.64%) Retail
7 28 (1.21%) Investment Banking
8 25 (1.08%) Electronics
8 25 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 15 (0.65%) Aerospace
10 12 (0.52%) Publishing
11 11 (0.48%) Advertising
11 11 (0.48%) Front Office
12 10 (0.43%) Back Office
13 7 (0.30%) Billing
14 6 (0.26%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.26%) Law
15 2 (0.086%) Legal
15 2 (0.086%) Military
15 2 (0.086%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,357 (58.67%) Spring
2 657 (28.40%) Spring Boot
3 579 (25.03%) Hibernate
4 472 (20.41%) Web Services
5 470 (20.32%) REST
6 440 (19.02%) RESTful
7 431 (18.63%) HTML
8 364 (15.74%) CSS
9 340 (14.70%) AngularJS
10 325 (14.05%) J2EE
11 274 (11.85%) SOAP
12 260 (11.24%) XML
13 253 (10.94%) JSON
14 191 (8.26%) Node.js
15 180 (7.78%) JMS
16 175 (7.57%) Kafka
17 174 (7.52%) HTML5
18 154 (6.66%) Java EE
19 147 (6.36%) Apache Camel
20 132 (5.71%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 226 (9.77%) Greenfield Project
2 57 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
4 29 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
5 28 (1.21%) Virtual Team
6 25 (1.08%) Fintech
7 22 (0.95%) User Experience
8 20 (0.86%) Mobile App
9 19 (0.82%) Algorithms
9 19 (0.82%) Data Structures
10 15 (0.65%) Cloud Native
10 15 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
11 13 (0.56%) Digital Media
12 8 (0.35%) NHS
12 8 (0.35%) Smart Home
13 7 (0.30%) Clustering
13 7 (0.30%) N-Tier
13 7 (0.30%) Private Cloud
13 7 (0.30%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 304 (13.14%) Linux
2 199 (8.60%) Unix
3 53 (2.29%) Windows
4 37 (1.60%) Android
5 26 (1.12%) Mac OS X
6 14 (0.61%) Ubuntu
7 11 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (0.43%) Solaris
9 7 (0.30%) CentOS
10 6 (0.26%) VMS
11 4 (0.17%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.086%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.043%) AIX
13 1 (0.043%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.043%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,449 (62.65%) Agile Software Development
2 826 (35.71%) TDD
3 626 (27.06%) Microservices
4 436 (18.85%) Scrum
5 411 (17.77%) BDD
6 382 (16.52%) Continuous Integration
7 299 (12.93%) DevOps
8 287 (12.41%) Test Automation
9 269 (11.63%) OO
10 243 (10.51%) Software Engineering
11 226 (9.77%) MVC
12 154 (6.66%) Unit Testing
13 142 (6.14%) Migration
14 139 (6.01%) Problem-Solving
15 137 (5.92%) Kanban
16 136 (5.88%) SOA
17 114 (4.93%) Open Source
18 113 (4.89%) Multithreading
19 109 (4.71%) SDLC
20 103 (4.45%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2,312 (99.96%) Java
2 682 (29.49%) Java 8
3 592 (25.59%) JavaScript
4 482 (20.84%) SQL
5 157 (6.79%) Python
6 154 (6.66%) Scala
7 77 (3.33%) PL/SQL
8 69 (2.98%) Groovy
9 64 (2.77%) C#
10 55 (2.38%) Java 9
11 53 (2.29%) Ruby
12 47 (2.03%) PHP
13 45 (1.95%) Shell Script
14 40 (1.73%) Perl
15 28 (1.21%) C
16 25 (1.08%) XPath
17 24 (1.04%) C++
18 22 (0.95%) T-SQL
19 21 (0.91%) TypeScript
20 19 (0.82%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 201 (8.69%) Security Cleared
2 148 (6.40%) SC Cleared
3 125 (5.40%) Degree
4 33 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 30 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
6 29 (1.25%) DV Cleared
7 7 (0.30%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.17%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.17%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.13%) OCPJP
10 2 (0.086%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.086%) OCA
10 2 (0.086%) OCAJ
10 2 (0.086%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.043%) CCIE
11 1 (0.043%) CCNA
11 1 (0.043%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.043%) HND
11 1 (0.043%) ISEB
11 1 (0.043%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (1.60%) QA
2 10 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (0.35%) PMO
4 7 (0.30%) GDPR
5 5 (0.22%) HL7
6 4 (0.17%) PSD2
7 3 (0.13%) SLA
8 1 (0.043%) ECSS
8 1 (0.043%) MIL-STD-1553
8 1 (0.043%) WCAG
System Software
1 360 (15.56%) Docker
2 39 (1.69%) HDFS
3 38 (1.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 10 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.43%) vSphere
5 7 (0.30%) Firmware
6 6 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.22%) OpenAM
8 4 (0.17%) Active Directory
9 3 (0.13%) KVM
9 3 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.043%) Xen
Systems Management
1 196 (8.47%) Ansible
2 173 (7.48%) Puppet
3 161 (6.96%) Opscode Chef
4 71 (3.07%) Kubernetes
5 58 (2.51%) Cobbler
6 38 (1.64%) Hadoop YARN
7 28 (1.21%) Kibana
8 20 (0.86%) Terraform
9 15 (0.65%) Grafana
10 14 (0.61%) logstash
11 9 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (0.30%) Amdocs OSS
13 6 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
14 3 (0.13%) Graphite
14 3 (0.13%) MOM
15 1 (0.043%) Business Desktop Deployment
15 1 (0.043%) HP Fortify
15 1 (0.043%) HP Quality Center
15 1 (0.043%) Mesos
15 1 (0.043%) Rancher
Vendors
1 423 (18.29%) Oracle
2 75 (3.24%) IBM
3 54 (2.33%) Microsoft
4 51 (2.20%) Google
4 51 (2.20%) WSO2
5 30 (1.30%) SAP
6 27 (1.17%) Adobe
7 26 (1.12%) Sybase
8 25 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
9 23 (0.99%) webMethods
10 22 (0.95%) Atlassian
10 22 (0.95%) MuleSoft
11 13 (0.56%) BEA
11 13 (0.56%) Pega
11 13 (0.56%) Red Hat
11 13 (0.56%) VMware
12 12 (0.52%) Cisco
13 11 (0.48%) Perforce
14 10 (0.43%) Informatica
15 7 (0.30%) Cramer