Period
to 19 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Agile Java Developer was £498 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 625 463 413
Rank change year-on-year -162 -50 +108
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Java Developer 265 485 614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.49% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.51% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 422 534
UK median daily rate £498 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.50% -4.76% +7.69%
10th Percentile £413 £403 £355
90th Percentile £625 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £464
% change year-on-year +5.88% -8.45% +16.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% -40.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% -40.17%

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 97,664 94,376 100,916
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.92% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,189 61,985 65,717
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,134 2,810 3,301
UK median hourly rate £17.99 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.82% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.44
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

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 October 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 14 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 October 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 -129 260 £498 -5.24% 46
UK excluding London -90 142 £450 +5.88% 15
London -134 120 £570 +5.80% 31
North of England -30 54 £450 +5.88% 2
Midlands +15 36 £450 +7.14% 2
North West -21 34 £450 - 1
West Midlands +2 30 £475 +26.67% 2
South East -14 29 £450 -14.29% 7
East of England +6 16 £510 +10.27% 4
Yorkshire -13 16 £435 +2.35%
South West -26 7 £450 +4.65%
East Midlands +4 6 £450 +6.51%
North East +1 4 £450 +5.88% 1
Scotland -29 2 £450 +5.88%

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 265 (100.00%) Java
1 265 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (61.89%) Spring
3 162 (61.13%) TDD
4 137 (51.70%) Java 8
5 133 (50.19%) Microservices
6 107 (40.38%) Spring Boot
7 96 (36.23%) BDD
8 91 (34.34%) DevOps
9 86 (32.45%) Docker
10 69 (26.04%) Hibernate
11 56 (21.13%) Continuous Integration
11 56 (21.13%) Dropwizard
12 54 (20.38%) Scrum
12 54 (20.38%) AngularJS
13 52 (19.62%) Git (software)
14 51 (19.25%) REST
14 51 (19.25%) JavaScript
15 45 (16.98%) HTML
16 43 (16.23%) Amazon AWS
17 40 (15.09%) Web Services
17 40 (15.09%) Jenkins
18 37 (13.96%) Kanban
19 35 (13.21%) HTML5
20 34 (12.83%) IntelliJ
21 32 (12.08%) SOAP
21 32 (12.08%) Finance
21 32 (12.08%) Test Automation
22 31 (11.70%) Kafka
22 31 (11.70%) CSS

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 18 (6.79%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (3.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (3.02%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.64%) Apache
5 6 (2.26%) Confluence
6 5 (1.89%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (1.51%) Apache Solr
7 4 (1.51%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.51%) Mule
7 4 (1.51%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.13%) ArcGIS
8 3 (1.13%) Documentum
8 3 (1.13%) JBoss
8 3 (1.13%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.75%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.38%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.38%) CMS
10 1 (0.38%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 43 (16.23%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (6.04%) Heroku
3 9 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.26%) Akamai
5 3 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.13%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.13%) PaaS
6 2 (0.75%) Apigee
6 2 (0.75%) GitHub
7 1 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.38%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.79%) HTTP
1 18 (6.79%) TCP/IP
2 17 (6.42%) FTP
3 16 (6.04%) DNS
3 16 (6.04%) SSL
4 2 (0.75%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.38%) Broadband
5 1 (0.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (11.32%) PostgreSQL
2 28 (10.57%) MongoDB
3 14 (5.28%) NoSQL
4 13 (4.91%) Apache Cassandra
4 13 (4.91%) Big Data
5 12 (4.53%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.64%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.64%) MySQL
6 7 (2.64%) SQL Server
7 5 (1.89%) Hazelcast
7 5 (1.89%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.13%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.13%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.13%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.75%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.38%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.38%) Azkaban
10 1 (0.38%) HBase
Development Applications
1 52 (19.62%) Git (software)
2 40 (15.09%) Jenkins
3 34 (12.83%) IntelliJ
4 30 (11.32%) Mockito
5 29 (10.94%) JUnit
6 26 (9.81%) Maven
6 26 (9.81%) Selenium
7 23 (8.68%) Gradle
8 18 (6.79%) GitLab
8 18 (6.79%) gulp
9 16 (6.04%) Gatling
10 15 (5.66%) Cucumber
11 12 (4.53%) JIRA
11 12 (4.53%) Spock
12 10 (3.77%) Geb
13 8 (3.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (2.64%) Subversion
15 5 (1.89%) SoapUI
16 4 (1.51%) Eclipse
16 4 (1.51%) Protractor
General
1 32 (12.08%) Finance
2 13 (4.91%) Banking
3 10 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.26%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.89%) Marketing
6 4 (1.51%) Automotive
7 3 (1.13%) Electronics
8 2 (0.75%) Games
8 2 (0.75%) Publishing
8 2 (0.75%) Retail
9 1 (0.38%) Back Office
9 1 (0.38%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (61.89%) Spring
2 107 (40.38%) Spring Boot
3 69 (26.04%) Hibernate
4 56 (21.13%) Dropwizard
5 54 (20.38%) AngularJS
6 51 (19.25%) REST
7 45 (16.98%) HTML
8 40 (15.09%) Web Services
9 35 (13.21%) HTML5
10 32 (12.08%) SOAP
11 31 (11.70%) CSS
11 31 (11.70%) Kafka
12 23 (8.68%) RESTful
13 22 (8.30%) Guice
14 20 (7.55%) JSON
15 19 (7.17%) JPA
16 18 (6.79%) OAuth
16 18 (6.79%) OAuth2
17 17 (6.42%) XML
18 16 (6.04%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.92%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (6.04%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.02%) Derivative
4 7 (2.64%) Equity Derivative
4 7 (2.64%) Reference Data
5 5 (1.89%) User Experience
6 4 (1.51%) Fintech
7 3 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.75%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.75%) Clustering
8 2 (0.75%) Replication
9 1 (0.38%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.38%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.38%) NHS
9 1 (0.38%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.38%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (11.32%) Linux
2 9 (3.40%) Unix
3 3 (1.13%) Windows
4 2 (0.75%) Solaris
5 1 (0.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (61.13%) TDD
3 133 (50.19%) Microservices
4 96 (36.23%) BDD
5 91 (34.34%) DevOps
6 56 (21.13%) Continuous Integration
7 54 (20.38%) Scrum
8 37 (13.96%) Kanban
9 32 (12.08%) Test Automation
10 30 (11.32%) Software Engineering
11 27 (10.19%) Pair Programming
12 25 (9.43%) Mentoring
13 24 (9.06%) OO
14 20 (7.55%) Domain-Driven Design
15 17 (6.42%) OWASP
16 16 (6.04%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 16 (6.04%) SOA
17 14 (5.28%) Unit Testing
18 13 (4.91%) Open Source
19 12 (4.53%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 265 (100.00%) Java
2 137 (51.70%) Java 8
3 51 (19.25%) JavaScript
4 23 (8.68%) SQL
5 22 (8.30%) Python
6 18 (6.79%) ES6
7 16 (6.04%) TypeScript
8 13 (4.91%) C#
9 8 (3.02%) Kotlin
10 6 (2.26%) PL/SQL
10 6 (2.26%) Scala
11 5 (1.89%) Clojure
11 5 (1.89%) Groovy
12 2 (0.75%) Java 9
12 2 (0.75%) Perl
12 2 (0.75%) Ruby
12 2 (0.75%) XPath
13 1 (0.38%) Erlang
13 1 (0.38%) Go
13 1 (0.38%) Jython
Qualifications
1 14 (5.28%) Degree
2 13 (4.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (4.15%) Security Cleared
4 8 (3.02%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.75%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.75%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.64%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.38%) PMO
2 1 (0.38%) WAI
System Software
1 86 (32.45%) Docker
2 2 (0.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (11.70%) Kubernetes
2 16 (6.04%) Ansible
2 16 (6.04%) Docker Swarm
3 5 (1.89%) Puppet
4 3 (1.13%) Terraform
5 2 (0.75%) Kibana
5 2 (0.75%) logstash
6 1 (0.38%) Grafana
6 1 (0.38%) Matomo
6 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.38%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.38%) Rancher
Vendors
1 26 (9.81%) Oracle
2 15 (5.66%) WSO2
3 8 (3.02%) MuleSoft
4 6 (2.26%) Progress
5 4 (1.51%) IBM
6 3 (1.13%) Google
6 3 (1.13%) Pega
6 3 (1.13%) SAP
7 2 (0.75%) Adobe
7 2 (0.75%) VMware
8 1 (0.38%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.38%) Xamarin