Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 76 45 43
Rank change year-on-year -31 -2 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 1,369 2,603 2,350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.85% 4.73% 4.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.02% 4.98% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 1,895 1,650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +0.59%
10th Percentile £363 £355 £320
90th Percentile £556 £556 £538
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 25 31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £35.00 £31.53 £35.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £55.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +17.65% - +10.39%

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 45,325 52,253 49,305
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.48% 94.94% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,976 31,818 29,939
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £219 £250 £228
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,296 2,474 2,237
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.83% -2.78% -4.13%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.88 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.86% -5.89% -

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 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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
North of England -20 349 £450 +5.88% 85
South East -71 302 £475 -2.06% 143
Scotland -10 183 £450 +12.50% 54
North West -22 167 £438 +2.94% 42
Midlands -20 161 £450 - 51
South West -28 156 £450 +5.88% 48
Yorkshire -19 155 £475 +8.57% 31
East of England -18 139 £475 -5.00% 43
West Midlands -5 105 £450 - 33
East Midlands -24 52 £450 +5.88% 18
Northern Ireland -6 43 £430 -6.52% 5
Wales -13 27 £413 -8.33% 17
North East -14 26 £473 +18.13% 12
Channel Islands +3 12 - -
Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 1,369 (100.00%) Java
2 823 (60.12%) Agile Software Development
3 750 (54.78%) Spring
4 487 (35.57%) TDD
5 447 (32.65%) Microservices
6 437 (31.92%) Java 8
7 366 (26.73%) AWS
8 356 (26.00%) Spring Boot
9 311 (22.72%) Git (software)
10 306 (22.35%) JavaScript
11 303 (22.13%) Web Services
12 295 (21.55%) Scrum
13 284 (20.75%) SQL
13 284 (20.75%) Jenkins
14 265 (19.36%) REST
15 257 (18.77%) Maven
16 254 (18.55%) RESTful
17 252 (18.41%) BDD
18 246 (17.97%) JUnit
19 239 (17.46%) Docker
20 230 (16.80%) Hibernate
21 217 (15.85%) SOAP
22 216 (15.78%) Oracle
23 215 (15.70%) Linux
24 211 (15.41%) Finance
25 205 (14.97%) Continuous Integration
26 198 (14.46%) AngularJS
27 196 (14.32%) HTML
28 169 (12.34%) CSS
29 168 (12.27%) Security Cleared

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 76 (5.55%) Tomcat
2 67 (4.89%) Confluence
3 58 (4.24%) Apache
4 51 (3.73%) JBoss
5 49 (3.58%) WebSphere
6 47 (3.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 37 (2.70%) Mule
8 35 (2.56%) Oracle Service Bus
9 32 (2.34%) Apache Spark
10 24 (1.75%) WebLogic
11 17 (1.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 17 (1.24%) CMS
12 15 (1.10%) Jetty
13 13 (0.95%) Apache Solr
14 11 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
15 10 (0.73%) Alfresco
15 10 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
16 9 (0.66%) OpenStack
17 8 (0.58%) GeoServer
18 7 (0.51%) WildFly
Applications
1 11 (0.80%) GIMP
1 11 (0.80%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.29%) Fredhopper
1 4 (0.29%) Magento
1 4 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
1 4 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.073%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.073%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.073%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.073%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 366 (26.73%) AWS
2 139 (10.15%) Azure
3 64 (4.67%) Amazon EC2
4 49 (3.58%) GitHub
5 48 (3.51%) Amazon SQS
6 38 (2.78%) GCP
6 38 (2.78%) Serverless
7 30 (2.19%) Amazon S3
8 29 (2.12%) AWS Lambda
9 21 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
10 19 (1.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 14 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
11 14 (1.02%) SaaS
12 12 (0.88%) Amazon Glacier
13 11 (0.80%) PaaS
14 10 (0.73%) AWS CloudTrail
14 10 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 9 (0.66%) OpenShift
16 8 (0.58%) Google Docs
16 8 (0.58%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.26%) HTTP
2 15 (1.10%) Internet
3 13 (0.95%) SSH
4 12 (0.88%) HTTPS
5 11 (0.80%) SSL
6 10 (0.73%) FTP
7 8 (0.58%) Skype
7 8 (0.58%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.51%) DNS
9 3 (0.22%) Diameter Protocol
9 3 (0.22%) VoIP
10 2 (0.15%) AMQP
10 2 (0.15%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.15%) CTI
10 2 (0.15%) DSL
10 2 (0.15%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.15%) Intranet
10 2 (0.15%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.15%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (0.15%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (9.06%) NoSQL
2 118 (8.62%) MongoDB
3 104 (7.60%) PostgreSQL
4 101 (7.38%) MySQL
5 83 (6.06%) Relational Database
6 82 (5.99%) SQL Server
7 56 (4.09%) Oracle Database
8 51 (3.73%) Big Data
9 43 (3.14%) Hadoop
10 42 (3.07%) Amazon RDS
11 33 (2.41%) DB2
12 29 (2.12%) RDBMS
13 25 (1.83%) Neo4j
14 19 (1.39%) HBase
15 14 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
16 11 (0.80%) MariaDB
16 11 (0.80%) Parquet
17 9 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 8 (0.58%) Apache Hive
18 8 (0.58%) GIS
Development Applications
1 311 (22.72%) Git (software)
2 284 (20.75%) Jenkins
3 257 (18.77%) Maven
4 246 (17.97%) JUnit
5 147 (10.74%) Mockito
6 133 (9.72%) JIRA
7 97 (7.09%) Cucumber
8 75 (5.48%) Gradle
9 68 (4.97%) SonarQube
10 62 (4.53%) Eclipse
11 57 (4.16%) Selenium
12 48 (3.51%) Ant
13 45 (3.29%) Subversion
14 40 (2.92%) DbUnit
15 38 (2.78%) jMock
16 35 (2.56%) Bitbucket
16 35 (2.56%) IntelliJ
17 33 (2.41%) SoapUI
18 26 (1.90%) TeamCity
19 24 (1.75%) GitLab
General
1 211 (15.41%) Finance
2 119 (8.69%) Public Sector
3 93 (6.79%) Banking
4 44 (3.21%) Manufacturing
5 41 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 40 (2.92%) Electronics
6 40 (2.92%) Marketing
7 24 (1.75%) Investment Banking
8 22 (1.61%) Retail
9 8 (0.58%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.58%) Law
10 7 (0.51%) Publishing
11 5 (0.37%) Automotive
12 4 (0.29%) Billing
12 4 (0.29%) Games
13 3 (0.22%) Advertising
14 2 (0.15%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.15%) Back Office
14 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.073%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 750 (54.78%) Spring
2 356 (26.00%) Spring Boot
3 303 (22.13%) Web Services
4 265 (19.36%) REST
5 254 (18.55%) RESTful
6 230 (16.80%) Hibernate
7 217 (15.85%) SOAP
8 198 (14.46%) AngularJS
9 196 (14.32%) HTML
10 169 (12.34%) CSS
11 166 (12.13%) JSON
12 150 (10.96%) XML
13 141 (10.30%) J2EE
14 105 (7.67%) Node.js
15 98 (7.16%) Apache Camel
16 87 (6.36%) React
17 86 (6.28%) ActiveMQ
18 84 (6.14%) Java EE
18 84 (6.14%) Kafka
19 80 (5.84%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 97 (7.09%) Greenfield Project
2 40 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (2.26%) Linux Command Line
4 29 (2.12%) User Experience
5 26 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (1.53%) Mobile App
7 17 (1.24%) Cloud Native
7 17 (1.24%) Data Structures
8 15 (1.10%) Virtual Team
9 13 (0.95%) Algorithms
10 12 (0.88%) Client/Server
11 11 (0.80%) Public Cloud
12 9 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 9 (0.66%) Self-Motivation
13 8 (0.58%) iSeries
13 8 (0.58%) Replication
14 6 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (0.44%) Smart City
15 5 (0.37%) Life Science
15 5 (0.37%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 215 (15.70%) Linux
2 128 (9.35%) Unix
3 40 (2.92%) Mac OS X
4 39 (2.85%) CentOS
5 30 (2.19%) Windows
6 18 (1.31%) Android
7 9 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.51%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.51%) Mac OS
8 7 (0.51%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.44%) Debian
10 2 (0.15%) VMS
11 1 (0.073%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.073%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 823 (60.12%) Agile Software Development
2 487 (35.57%) TDD
3 447 (32.65%) Microservices
4 295 (21.55%) Scrum
5 252 (18.41%) BDD
6 205 (14.97%) Continuous Integration
7 165 (12.05%) Test Automation
8 160 (11.69%) DevOps
9 109 (7.96%) Kanban
10 107 (7.82%) SOA
11 103 (7.52%) Unit Testing
12 97 (7.09%) OO
12 97 (7.09%) Software Engineering
13 88 (6.43%) Problem-Solving
14 82 (5.99%) E-Commerce
15 81 (5.92%) MVC
16 76 (5.55%) Pair Programming
17 75 (5.48%) Web Development
18 61 (4.46%) Open Source
19 55 (4.02%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1,369 (100.00%) Java
2 437 (31.92%) Java 8
3 306 (22.35%) JavaScript
4 284 (20.75%) SQL
5 112 (8.18%) Python
6 42 (3.07%) Shell Script
7 41 (2.99%) PL/SQL
8 39 (2.85%) C#
9 38 (2.78%) TypeScript
10 35 (2.56%) Groovy
10 35 (2.56%) Scala
11 32 (2.34%) C++
12 19 (1.39%) C
13 17 (1.24%) Perl
13 17 (1.24%) PHP
14 16 (1.17%) Kotlin
15 13 (0.95%) Ruby
16 8 (0.58%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.51%) XPath
18 6 (0.44%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 168 (12.27%) Security Cleared
2 128 (9.35%) SC Cleared
3 50 (3.65%) Degree
4 25 (1.83%) DV Cleared
5 17 (1.24%) Sun Certification
6 15 (1.10%) OCPJP
7 14 (1.02%) AWS Certification
8 13 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (0.51%) ISEB
10 7 (0.51%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.22%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.15%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.15%) Master's Degree
13 1 (0.073%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.39%) QA
2 3 (0.22%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.15%) HL7
4 1 (0.073%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.073%) PMO
4 1 (0.073%) SEPA
System Software
1 239 (17.46%) Docker
2 26 (1.90%) Postfix
3 16 (1.17%) HDFS
4 8 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.58%) vSphere
5 7 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 6 (0.44%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.15%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 1 (0.073%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 99 (7.23%) Kubernetes
2 45 (3.29%) Ansible
3 32 (2.34%) Terraform
4 29 (2.12%) Puppet
5 17 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.58%) Hadoop YARN
6 8 (0.58%) Kibana
7 7 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
8 6 (0.44%) logstash
9 5 (0.37%) Cobbler
9 5 (0.37%) Graphite
10 4 (0.29%) Nagios
10 4 (0.29%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 4 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 4 (0.29%) StatsD
11 3 (0.22%) Grafana
12 2 (0.15%) Oozie
12 2 (0.15%) PingFederate
12 2 (0.15%) Prometheus
13 1 (0.073%) Mesos
Vendors
1 216 (15.78%) Oracle
2 56 (4.09%) Google
3 45 (3.29%) SAP
4 41 (2.99%) WSO2
5 39 (2.85%) IBM
6 32 (2.34%) Microsoft
6 32 (2.34%) Red Hat
7 27 (1.97%) Talend
8 17 (1.24%) Atlassian
9 16 (1.17%) Sun
10 9 (0.66%) VMware
11 8 (0.58%) Cloudera
11 8 (0.58%) MuleSoft
12 7 (0.51%) ForgeRock
13 6 (0.44%) Adobe
13 6 (0.44%) BEA
13 6 (0.44%) hybris
13 6 (0.44%) Splunk
13 6 (0.44%) webMethods
14 5 (0.37%) Salesforce.com