Period
to 22 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an Agile Java Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 661 449 374
Rank change year-on-year -212 -75 +187
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Java Developer 243 472 685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.49% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.52% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 410 599
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £368
90th Percentile £625 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £463
% change year-on-year +4.65% -7.03% +15.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £37.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.62% +5.71% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +21.62% +5.71% -

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 98,001 91,080 104,622
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 94.94% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,208 59,037 68,093
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +0.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,166 2,930 3,110
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -7.89% +11.76%

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 22 July 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 15 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 22 July 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 -198 224 £500 -4.76% 46
London -137 135 £540 -1.82% 25
UK excluding London -132 105 £450 +4.65% 21
North of England -51 48 £425 - 5
North West -41 26 £425 -5.56% 4
Yorkshire -20 19 £438 +2.94% 1
Midlands -5 16 £485 +15.82% 4
South East -46 16 £450 -14.29% 8
West Midlands -18 13 £485 +7.78% 4
East of England -7 9 £525 - 3
Northern Ireland -17 8 £475 +15.15%
Wales -9 5 £550 -3.93%
East Midlands 0 3 £450 +12.50%
North East -3 3 £450 +28.57%
Scotland -37 3 £450 +5.88%

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 243 (100.00%) Java
1 243 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (58.44%) TDD
2 142 (58.44%) Spring
3 102 (41.98%) Microservices
4 100 (41.15%) BDD
5 94 (38.68%) Java 8
6 70 (28.81%) Continuous Integration
7 67 (27.57%) Git (software)
8 66 (27.16%) Spring Boot
9 64 (26.34%) Scrum
10 62 (25.51%) Docker
11 61 (25.10%) Jenkins
11 61 (25.10%) REST
12 57 (23.46%) JavaScript
13 52 (21.40%) HTML
13 52 (21.40%) Software Engineering
14 50 (20.58%) AngularJS
15 46 (18.93%) Amazon AWS
16 43 (17.70%) Kanban
16 43 (17.70%) Dropwizard
17 42 (17.28%) SOAP
18 41 (16.87%) CSS
19 40 (16.46%) Hibernate
19 40 (16.46%) Test Automation
19 40 (16.46%) DevOps
20 38 (15.64%) PostgreSQL
20 38 (15.64%) Web Services
21 37 (15.23%) Maven
21 37 (15.23%) RESTful

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 20 (8.23%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (7.00%) Apache
3 15 (6.17%) Tomcat
4 9 (3.70%) JBoss
5 8 (3.29%) WebSphere
6 7 (2.88%) Documentum
7 6 (2.47%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (2.06%) Confluence
9 4 (1.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (1.23%) Apache ServiceMix
10 3 (1.23%) Apache Spark
10 3 (1.23%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.82%) Mule
11 2 (0.82%) nginx
11 2 (0.82%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.41%) GlassFish
Cloud Services
1 46 (18.93%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (8.23%) Heroku
3 6 (2.47%) Akamai
4 5 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.23%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.23%) GitHub
6 2 (0.82%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.82%) Slack
7 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.41%) npm
7 1 (0.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (11.11%) HTTP
2 25 (10.29%) TCP/IP
3 21 (8.64%) FTP
4 20 (8.23%) DNS
4 20 (8.23%) SSL
5 1 (0.41%) Broadband
5 1 (0.41%) Internet
5 1 (0.41%) SMS
5 1 (0.41%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (15.64%) PostgreSQL
2 35 (14.40%) MongoDB
3 25 (10.29%) NoSQL
4 14 (5.76%) Relational Database
5 13 (5.35%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (3.29%) Big Data
6 8 (3.29%) Hadoop
6 8 (3.29%) MySQL
7 7 (2.88%) SQL Server
8 5 (2.06%) DB2
8 5 (2.06%) Hazelcast
8 5 (2.06%) HBase
8 5 (2.06%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.65%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.23%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.41%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 67 (27.57%) Git (software)
2 61 (25.10%) Jenkins
3 37 (15.23%) Maven
4 31 (12.76%) JUnit
5 30 (12.35%) Gradle
6 26 (10.70%) Mockito
7 22 (9.05%) gulp
7 22 (9.05%) Selenium
8 21 (8.64%) Gatling
9 20 (8.23%) Cucumber
9 20 (8.23%) GitLab
10 17 (7.00%) Spock
11 16 (6.58%) JIRA
12 15 (6.17%) Geb
13 12 (4.94%) IntelliJ
14 9 (3.70%) Subversion
15 5 (2.06%) DbUnit
15 5 (2.06%) JMeter
16 4 (1.65%) jMock
16 4 (1.65%) SoapUI
General
1 34 (13.99%) Banking
2 32 (13.17%) Finance
3 8 (3.29%) Games
3 8 (3.29%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.88%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.88%) Retail
5 5 (2.06%) Marketing
5 5 (2.06%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.65%) Automotive
7 3 (1.23%) Electronics
8 2 (0.82%) Publishing
8 2 (0.82%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (58.44%) Spring
2 66 (27.16%) Spring Boot
3 61 (25.10%) REST
4 52 (21.40%) HTML
5 50 (20.58%) AngularJS
6 43 (17.70%) Dropwizard
7 42 (17.28%) SOAP
8 41 (16.87%) CSS
9 40 (16.46%) Hibernate
10 38 (15.64%) Web Services
11 37 (15.23%) RESTful
12 36 (14.81%) HTML5
13 30 (12.35%) Kafka
14 27 (11.11%) Guice
15 24 (9.88%) Ember.js
16 23 (9.47%) OAuth
16 23 (9.47%) OAuth2
17 22 (9.05%) J2EE
17 22 (9.05%) JSON
18 21 (8.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.76%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (4.94%) Derivative
3 10 (4.12%) Equity Derivative
4 9 (3.70%) Data Structures
5 8 (3.29%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.06%) Credit Risk
7 5 (2.06%) Fintech
7 5 (2.06%) User Experience
8 4 (1.65%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.23%) Replication
10 2 (0.82%) Clustering
10 2 (0.82%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.82%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.82%) SWIFT
11 1 (0.41%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.41%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.41%) NHS
11 1 (0.41%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.41%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (14.81%) Linux
2 23 (9.47%) Unix
3 3 (1.23%) Windows
4 2 (0.82%) Mac OS X
4 2 (0.82%) Solaris
5 1 (0.41%) Android
5 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (58.44%) TDD
3 102 (41.98%) Microservices
4 100 (41.15%) BDD
5 70 (28.81%) Continuous Integration
6 64 (26.34%) Scrum
7 52 (21.40%) Software Engineering
8 43 (17.70%) Kanban
9 40 (16.46%) DevOps
9 40 (16.46%) Test Automation
10 36 (14.81%) Pair Programming
11 31 (12.76%) Domain-Driven Design
12 28 (11.52%) OO
13 27 (11.11%) Open Source
14 23 (9.47%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 21 (8.64%) Continuous Delivery
15 21 (8.64%) OWASP
16 16 (6.58%) Mentoring
17 15 (6.17%) Continuous Improvement
17 15 (6.17%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 243 (100.00%) Java
2 94 (38.68%) Java 8
3 57 (23.46%) JavaScript
4 35 (14.40%) SQL
5 26 (10.70%) Scala
6 24 (9.88%) Groovy
7 22 (9.05%) ES6
8 20 (8.23%) TypeScript
9 15 (6.17%) Kotlin
10 10 (4.12%) Python
11 6 (2.47%) Clojure
11 6 (2.47%) Ruby
12 5 (2.06%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.65%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.65%) C#
14 3 (1.23%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.82%) COBOL
15 2 (0.82%) Go
15 2 (0.82%) Java 9
15 2 (0.82%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (5.35%) SC Cleared
1 13 (5.35%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.47%) Degree
3 5 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.29%) QA
2 4 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.82%) SEPA
3 2 (0.82%) SLA
4 1 (0.41%) PMO
4 1 (0.41%) WAI
System Software
1 62 (25.51%) Docker
2 3 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.23%) vSphere
3 2 (0.82%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (8.23%) Docker Swarm
2 19 (7.82%) Kubernetes
3 13 (5.35%) Puppet
4 8 (3.29%) Ansible
5 4 (1.65%) Grafana
5 4 (1.65%) Kibana
5 4 (1.65%) logstash
5 4 (1.65%) Terraform
6 3 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.23%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.41%) Matomo
7 1 (0.41%) Mesos
Vendors
1 24 (9.88%) Oracle
2 7 (2.88%) IBM
2 7 (2.88%) Pega
3 6 (2.47%) Splunk
4 4 (1.65%) AppDynamics
4 4 (1.65%) WSO2
5 3 (1.23%) Google
5 3 (1.23%) SAP
5 3 (1.23%) VMware
6 2 (0.82%) Adobe
6 2 (0.82%) MuleSoft
6 2 (0.82%) Progress
7 1 (0.41%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.41%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.41%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.41%) Talend