Period
to 13 December 2017

The median contractor rate for an Agile Java Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 December 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.

Agile Java Developer
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 459 397 454
Rank change year-on-year -62 +57 +153
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Java Developer 477 591 536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.57% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.60% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 508 476
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £400 £360 £325
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £475 £438
% change year-on-year -7.37% +8.57% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
UK median hourly rate £37.00 - £58.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 - £58.50

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 98012 97767 106873
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.72% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 64916 63784 68168
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2858 3318 4055
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.06%

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017. 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 -87 414 £525 - 36
London -55 269 £538 -2.27% 22
UK excluding London -31 208 £440 -7.37% 16
North of England +19 62 £425 -5.56% 6
Northern Ireland - 55 £440 -
South East -47 34 £525 +5.00% 3
Yorkshire +14 31 £425 -5.56% 2
North West -4 24 £431 -17.86% 4
East of England -42 21 £450 -14.29% 2
South West +4 15 £449 +12.19% 2
Midlands +20 14 £420 -6.67% 1
North East +58 9 £425 +21.43%
West Midlands +18 8 £375 - 1
East Midlands -2 6 £423 -6.11%
Scotland -15 5 £413 +3.77%
Wales -9 2 £525 +10.53% 2

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, Agile 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 featuring Agile Java Developer in the job title.

1 477 (100.00%) Java
1 477 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 236 (49.48%) TDD
3 198 (41.51%) Spring
4 144 (30.19%) BDD
5 128 (26.83%) Scrum
6 127 (26.62%) Continuous Integration
7 123 (25.79%) Test Automation
8 120 (25.16%) REST
9 118 (24.74%) Microservices
9 118 (24.74%) Finance
10 117 (24.53%) Banking
11 113 (23.69%) Web Services
12 103 (21.59%) JavaScript
12 103 (21.59%) SQL
13 101 (21.17%) Pair Programming
14 100 (20.96%) Kanban
15 97 (20.34%) RESTful
16 96 (20.13%) Git (software)
16 96 (20.13%) OO
16 96 (20.13%) Hibernate
17 95 (19.92%) Investment Banking
18 91 (19.08%) Jenkins
19 87 (18.24%) Software Engineering
20 81 (16.98%) NoSQL
21 80 (16.77%) Scala
21 80 (16.77%) HTML
22 76 (15.93%) CSS
23 74 (15.51%) Amazon AWS
24 68 (14.26%) DevOps

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 44 (9.22%) Elasticsearch
2 20 (4.19%) Apache
3 19 (3.98%) Tomcat
4 17 (3.56%) Apache Spark
5 12 (2.52%) Confluence
5 12 (2.52%) JBoss
6 9 (1.89%) Apache Solr
7 6 (1.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (1.26%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (0.84%) GlassFish
9 4 (0.84%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (0.63%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.42%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.42%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.42%) Mule ESB
11 2 (0.42%) nginx
12 1 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.21%) GemFire
12 1 (0.21%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 74 (15.51%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (1.89%) GitHub
4 8 (1.68%) Heroku
5 7 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.84%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (0.84%) PaaS
6 4 (0.84%) Slack
7 3 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.63%) Serverless
8 2 (0.42%) npm
8 2 (0.42%) Trello
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.94%) HTTP
2 12 (2.52%) SSL
3 9 (1.89%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.68%) DNS
4 8 (1.68%) FTP
5 3 (0.63%) SMS
6 1 (0.21%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (16.98%) NoSQL
2 38 (7.97%) MongoDB
3 36 (7.55%) PostgreSQL
4 32 (6.71%) Apache Cassandra
5 26 (5.45%) MySQL
6 24 (5.03%) Relational Database
7 20 (4.19%) Hadoop
8 17 (3.56%) Big Data
9 15 (3.14%) RDBMS
10 13 (2.73%) SQL Server
11 12 (2.52%) HBase
12 10 (2.10%) Oracle Database
13 6 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 6 (1.26%) Couchbase
13 6 (1.26%) DB2
14 3 (0.63%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (0.63%) Redis
15 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
16 1 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 96 (20.13%) Git (software)
2 91 (19.08%) Jenkins
3 68 (14.26%) JUnit
4 67 (14.05%) Maven
5 56 (11.74%) Mockito
6 38 (7.97%) JIRA
7 34 (7.13%) Selenium
8 30 (6.29%) Subversion
9 25 (5.24%) Gradle
10 21 (4.40%) Cucumber
11 20 (4.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 16 (3.35%) gulp
12 16 (3.35%) SonarQube
13 15 (3.14%) IntelliJ
13 15 (3.14%) WebDriver
14 13 (2.73%) Jasmine
14 13 (2.73%) jMock
15 12 (2.52%) DbUnit
16 9 (1.89%) GitLab
17 8 (1.68%) Geb
General
1 118 (24.74%) Finance
2 117 (24.53%) Banking
3 95 (19.92%) Investment Banking
4 30 (6.29%) Front Office
5 24 (5.03%) Retail
6 13 (2.73%) Games
7 7 (1.47%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.84%) Publishing
9 2 (0.42%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.21%) Automotive
10 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Law
10 1 (0.21%) Legal
10 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (41.51%) Spring
2 120 (25.16%) REST
3 113 (23.69%) Web Services
4 97 (20.34%) RESTful
5 96 (20.13%) Hibernate
6 80 (16.77%) HTML
7 76 (15.93%) CSS
8 68 (14.26%) J2EE
9 67 (14.05%) AngularJS
10 56 (11.74%) SOAP
11 50 (10.48%) HTML5
12 47 (9.85%) Kafka
12 47 (9.85%) Spring Boot
13 46 (9.64%) XML
14 34 (7.13%) JSON
14 34 (7.13%) React
15 26 (5.45%) Dropwizard
16 25 (5.24%) J2SE
17 24 (5.03%) Play Framework
18 23 (4.82%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 64 (13.42%) Data Structures
2 43 (9.01%) Greenfield Project
3 23 (4.82%) Virtual Team
4 20 (4.19%) Fixed Income
5 12 (2.52%) Replication
6 11 (2.31%) Online Games
7 10 (2.10%) Derivative
7 10 (2.10%) User Experience
8 9 (1.89%) Equity Derivative
9 5 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.05%) Market Risk
10 4 (0.84%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (0.63%) Equities
11 3 (0.63%) Fintech
12 2 (0.42%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.42%) iPad
12 2 (0.42%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.21%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.21%) Mobile App
13 1 (0.21%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 45 (9.43%) Unix
2 42 (8.81%) Linux
3 8 (1.68%) Windows
4 7 (1.47%) Mac OS X
5 6 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.21%) Android
6 1 (0.21%) CentOS
6 1 (0.21%) Solaris
6 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 477 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 236 (49.48%) TDD
3 144 (30.19%) BDD
4 128 (26.83%) Scrum
5 127 (26.62%) Continuous Integration
6 123 (25.79%) Test Automation
7 118 (24.74%) Microservices
8 101 (21.17%) Pair Programming
9 100 (20.96%) Kanban
10 96 (20.13%) OO
11 87 (18.24%) Software Engineering
12 68 (14.26%) DevOps
13 63 (13.21%) Open Source
14 54 (11.32%) Functional Programming
15 45 (9.43%) E-Commerce
16 44 (9.22%) High Availability
17 34 (7.13%) Domain-Driven Design
18 33 (6.92%) MVC
19 32 (6.71%) Mentoring
20 31 (6.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 477 (100.00%) Java
2 103 (21.59%) JavaScript
2 103 (21.59%) SQL
3 80 (16.77%) Scala
4 30 (6.29%) Groovy
5 28 (5.87%) Python
6 26 (5.45%) Ruby
7 18 (3.77%) ES6
8 15 (3.14%) PL/SQL
9 12 (2.52%) C#
10 10 (2.10%) TypeScript
11 6 (1.26%) Kotlin
12 5 (1.05%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.84%) C++
14 3 (0.63%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.63%) Perl
14 3 (0.63%) SPARQL
15 2 (0.42%) Java 9
16 1 (0.21%) Clojure
16 1 (0.21%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (4.82%) Security Cleared
2 20 (4.19%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.10%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (1.05%) Degree
5 1 (0.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (7.34%) QA
2 4 (0.84%) SLA
3 1 (0.21%) SEPA
System Software
1 65 (13.63%) Docker
2 7 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.47%) vSphere
3 3 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.21%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 18 (3.77%) Kibana
1 18 (3.77%) logstash
2 16 (3.35%) Grafana
3 12 (2.52%) Ansible
4 8 (1.68%) Docker Swarm
5 5 (1.05%) Puppet
6 4 (0.84%) ITRS Geneos
6 4 (0.84%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.42%) Oozie
7 2 (0.42%) Terraform
8 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 44 (9.22%) Oracle
2 24 (5.03%) Splunk
3 22 (4.61%) AppDynamics
4 9 (1.89%) Google
5 8 (1.68%) New Relic
5 8 (1.68%) VMware
6 6 (1.26%) TIBCO
7 5 (1.05%) Red Hat
8 4 (0.84%) Solace
8 4 (0.84%) Talarian
9 3 (0.63%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.42%) IBM
10 2 (0.42%) Microsoft
10 2 (0.42%) Perforce
11 1 (0.21%) Adobe
11 1 (0.21%) BEA
11 1 (0.21%) Guidewire
11 1 (0.21%) Pega
11 1 (0.21%) Progress