Period
to 19 April 2018

The median contractor rate for an Agile Java Developer was £485 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 April 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.

Agile Java Developer
UK
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 562 423 358
Rank change year-on-year -139 -65 +175
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Java Developer 329 460 714
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.50% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.52% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 363 653
UK median daily rate £485 £525 £503
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.62% +4.48% +5.79%
10th Percentile £400 £375 £375
90th Percentile £625 £631 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £55.00 £38.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +42.39% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £55.00 £38.63
% change year-on-year -18.18% +42.39% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96,001 87,918 101,505
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.95% 94.87% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,167 57,151 65,412
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £251
90th Percentile £632 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,952 3,021 3,351
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% -3.85% +15.73%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.54 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

Agile Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Agile Java Developer in the UK

Agile Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Java Developer in the UK

Agile Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Java Developer over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Java Developer in the UK

Agile Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Java Developer in the UK

Agile Java Developer
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Java Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 19 April 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
England -130 308 £489 -6.90% 50
London -69 198 £525 -3.23% 31
UK excluding London -103 131 £450 -2.70% 22
North of England -16 55 £425 - 3
Yorkshire 0 31 £425 -5.56% 1
North West -37 23 £425 -5.56% 2
East of England -27 18 £475 -9.52% 3
South East -60 18 £525 - 10
Northern Ireland - 13 £475 - 2
Midlands +5 12 £485 +9.30% 2
West Midlands -8 10 £485 -3.00% 1
South West +2 7 £475 +18.75% 1
Wales -28 5 £550 +11.39% 1
North East +23 4 £425 +21.43%
Scotland -38 3 - -
East Midlands -8 2 £300 -25.00% 1

Agile Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, Agile 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 featuring Agile Java Developer in the job title.

1 329 (100.00%) Java
1 329 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (55.62%) TDD
3 164 (49.85%) Spring
4 150 (45.59%) BDD
5 126 (38.30%) Microservices
6 112 (34.04%) REST
7 94 (28.57%) JavaScript
8 93 (28.27%) Git (software)
9 90 (27.36%) Java 8
10 89 (27.05%) Continuous Integration
11 85 (25.84%) Jenkins
12 84 (25.53%) Scrum
13 82 (24.92%) Software Engineering
13 82 (24.92%) Docker
14 77 (23.40%) RESTful
15 74 (22.49%) HTML
16 73 (22.19%) Web Services
17 71 (21.58%) J2EE
17 71 (21.58%) Test Automation
17 71 (21.58%) NoSQL
18 70 (21.28%) Amazon AWS
18 70 (21.28%) CSS
19 68 (20.67%) SQL
20 66 (20.06%) Scala
21 65 (19.76%) Pair Programming
21 65 (19.76%) AngularJS
22 64 (19.45%) Kanban
23 59 (17.93%) Spring Boot
24 58 (17.63%) Hibernate

Agile Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 31 (9.42%) Elasticsearch
2 25 (7.60%) Apache
3 20 (6.08%) Tomcat
4 14 (4.26%) JBoss
5 9 (2.74%) Confluence
6 8 (2.43%) WebSphere
7 7 (2.13%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (1.52%) Documentum
8 5 (1.52%) MQSeries
9 4 (1.22%) Apache Spark
9 4 (1.22%) GlassFish
10 3 (0.91%) nginx
10 3 (0.91%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.91%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.61%) Apache ServiceMix
12 1 (0.30%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.30%) Jetty
12 1 (0.30%) Mule
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 70 (21.28%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (6.69%) Heroku
3 15 (4.56%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (3.04%) GitHub
6 5 (1.52%) Slack
7 4 (1.22%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.61%) Serverless
9 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.30%) npm
9 1 (0.30%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (9.73%) HTTP
2 28 (8.51%) TCP/IP
3 25 (7.60%) SSL
4 22 (6.69%) DNS
4 22 (6.69%) FTP
5 4 (1.22%) SMS
6 2 (0.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (21.58%) NoSQL
2 57 (17.33%) PostgreSQL
3 44 (13.37%) MongoDB
4 25 (7.60%) Apache Cassandra
5 23 (6.99%) Relational Database
6 17 (5.17%) MySQL
7 16 (4.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 13 (3.95%) SQL Server
9 12 (3.65%) Hadoop
10 10 (3.04%) HBase
11 9 (2.74%) Big Data
12 8 (2.43%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.82%) Couchbase
13 6 (1.82%) DB2
13 6 (1.82%) Neo4j
14 5 (1.52%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
15 3 (0.91%) Parquet
16 2 (0.61%) CouchDB
17 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 93 (28.27%) Git (software)
2 85 (25.84%) Jenkins
3 51 (15.50%) Maven
4 41 (12.46%) Gradle
4 41 (12.46%) JUnit
5 37 (11.25%) Mockito
6 33 (10.03%) Selenium
7 29 (8.81%) JIRA
8 23 (6.99%) GitLab
9 22 (6.69%) Gatling
9 22 (6.69%) Geb
9 22 (6.69%) gulp
9 22 (6.69%) Spock
10 20 (6.08%) Cucumber
10 20 (6.08%) Jasmine
11 16 (4.86%) Karma Test Runner
11 16 (4.86%) PhantomJS
12 14 (4.26%) Subversion
13 12 (3.65%) DbUnit
14 11 (3.34%) SonarQube
General
1 56 (17.02%) Finance
2 37 (11.25%) Banking
3 17 (5.17%) Retail
4 16 (4.86%) Games
5 13 (3.95%) Investment Banking
6 11 (3.34%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.91%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.61%) Marketing
9 1 (0.30%) Electronics
9 1 (0.30%) Legal
9 1 (0.30%) Publishing
9 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (49.85%) Spring
2 112 (34.04%) REST
3 77 (23.40%) RESTful
4 74 (22.49%) HTML
5 73 (22.19%) Web Services
6 71 (21.58%) J2EE
7 70 (21.28%) CSS
8 65 (19.76%) AngularJS
9 59 (17.93%) Spring Boot
10 58 (17.63%) Hibernate
11 56 (17.02%) SOAP
12 50 (15.20%) HTML5
13 44 (13.37%) Dropwizard
14 41 (12.46%) Ember.js
14 41 (12.46%) Kafka
15 37 (11.25%) Guice
16 36 (10.94%) XML
17 31 (9.42%) OAuth
17 31 (9.42%) OAuth2
18 30 (9.12%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.08%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (3.95%) Virtual Team
3 12 (3.65%) Data Structures
4 8 (2.43%) Online Games
4 8 (2.43%) User Experience
5 7 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.13%) Fixed Income
6 5 (1.52%) Credit Risk
6 5 (1.52%) Derivative
7 4 (1.22%) Equity Derivative
7 4 (1.22%) Fintech
8 3 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.91%) Replication
8 3 (0.91%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.61%) Clustering
9 2 (0.61%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.61%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.30%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.30%) NHS
10 1 (0.30%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 51 (15.50%) Linux
2 43 (13.07%) Unix
3 6 (1.82%) Mac OS X
4 4 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.91%) Android
5 3 (0.91%) Windows
6 2 (0.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (55.62%) TDD
3 150 (45.59%) BDD
4 126 (38.30%) Microservices
5 89 (27.05%) Continuous Integration
6 84 (25.53%) Scrum
7 82 (24.92%) Software Engineering
8 71 (21.58%) Test Automation
9 65 (19.76%) Pair Programming
10 64 (19.45%) Kanban
11 42 (12.77%) Domain-Driven Design
12 41 (12.46%) OO
13 40 (12.16%) Open Source
14 37 (11.25%) DevOps
15 30 (9.12%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 29 (8.81%) Continuous Delivery
17 26 (7.90%) E-Commerce
18 24 (7.29%) MVC
19 23 (6.99%) OWASP
20 20 (6.08%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 329 (100.00%) Java
2 94 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 90 (27.36%) Java 8
4 68 (20.67%) SQL
5 66 (20.06%) Scala
6 44 (13.37%) Groovy
7 22 (6.69%) ES6
7 22 (6.69%) TypeScript
8 21 (6.38%) Ruby
9 14 (4.26%) Python
10 10 (3.04%) Shell Script
11 9 (2.74%) Kotlin
12 6 (1.82%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.52%) Java 9
14 4 (1.22%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.61%) C++
15 2 (0.61%) Clojure
15 2 (0.61%) COBOL
16 1 (0.30%) Go
16 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (7.60%) SC Cleared
1 25 (7.60%) Security Cleared
2 8 (2.43%) Degree
3 4 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.65%) QA
2 4 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.22%) SLA
3 3 (0.91%) SEPA
4 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 82 (24.92%) Docker
2 9 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.74%) vSphere
3 3 (0.91%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.91%) HDFS
3 3 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (6.69%) Docker Swarm
2 13 (3.95%) Grafana
2 13 (3.95%) Kibana
2 13 (3.95%) logstash
3 11 (3.34%) Puppet
4 8 (2.43%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.82%) Terraform
6 5 (1.52%) Ansible
7 4 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.91%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.91%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.61%) Oozie
10 1 (0.30%) Mesos
Vendors
1 24 (7.29%) Oracle
1 24 (7.29%) Splunk
2 15 (4.56%) AppDynamics
3 12 (3.65%) Google
4 9 (2.74%) VMware
5 6 (1.82%) IBM
5 6 (1.82%) Microsoft
6 5 (1.52%) Pega
7 4 (1.22%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.61%) Adobe
8 2 (0.61%) Automation Anywhere
9 1 (0.30%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.30%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.30%) SAP
9 1 (0.30%) Solace
9 1 (0.30%) Talarian
9 1 (0.30%) Talend
9 1 (0.30%) TIBCO