Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Agile Java Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 485 391 404
Rank change year-on-year -94 +13 +167
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Java Developer 417 560 581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.58% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.61% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 477 518
UK median daily rate £475 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £346
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -7.37% +5.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £55.00 £58.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.55% -5.98% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £55.00 £58.50
% change year-on-year -24.55% -5.98% -

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 95,342 91,100 101,599
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.78% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,328 59,471 64,808
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,819 3,215 3,851
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.74%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -106 380 £500 -4.76% 57
London -73 239 £525 -4.55% 35
UK excluding London -65 179 £440 -7.37% 23
North of England +15 59 £425 -5.56% 6
South East -51 33 £525 +5.00% 6
Northern Ireland - 31 £440 -
Yorkshire +3 28 £425 -5.56% 1
North West -9 26 £425 -19.05% 5
East of England -33 21 £450 -14.29% 3
Midlands +11 17 £420 -6.67% 4
South West +6 12 £475 +35.71% 3
West Midlands +16 9 £425 -5.56% 3
East Midlands +6 8 £420 -6.67% 1
North East +45 7 £425 +30.77%
Scotland -23 4 £400 +8.11% 1
Wales -15 2 £525 +10.53%

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 417 (100.00%) Java
1 417 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (51.56%) TDD
3 183 (43.88%) Spring
4 150 (35.97%) BDD
5 135 (32.37%) Microservices
6 119 (28.54%) REST
7 111 (26.62%) Scrum
8 109 (26.14%) Continuous Integration
9 103 (24.70%) Test Automation
10 99 (23.74%) Web Services
11 98 (23.50%) Finance
12 94 (22.54%) JavaScript
13 93 (22.30%) SQL
14 92 (22.06%) Git (software)
15 91 (21.82%) RESTful
15 91 (21.82%) Jenkins
16 89 (21.34%) Kanban
17 87 (20.86%) Hibernate
18 86 (20.62%) J2EE
19 84 (20.14%) NoSQL
20 83 (19.90%) Pair Programming
21 82 (19.66%) Software Engineering
22 79 (18.94%) Banking
23 78 (18.71%) Amazon AWS
24 75 (17.99%) Docker
25 71 (17.03%) HTML
26 68 (16.31%) CSS
27 67 (16.07%) OO
28 64 (15.35%) JUnit

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 35 (8.39%) Elasticsearch
2 22 (5.28%) Apache
3 18 (4.32%) Tomcat
4 11 (2.64%) Apache Spark
4 11 (2.64%) Confluence
4 11 (2.64%) JBoss
5 7 (1.68%) Cloud Foundry
6 6 (1.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (1.44%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.20%) MQSeries
7 5 (1.20%) Oracle Service Bus
8 4 (0.96%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.48%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.48%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.48%) CMS
9 2 (0.48%) nginx
9 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.24%) GemFire
10 1 (0.24%) Mule ESB
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 78 (18.71%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (4.32%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (2.64%) GitHub
5 10 (2.40%) Heroku
6 4 (0.96%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (0.96%) PaaS
6 4 (0.96%) Slack
7 3 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.72%) Serverless
8 2 (0.48%) npm
8 2 (0.48%) Trello
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.24%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.80%) HTTP
2 15 (3.60%) SSL
3 13 (3.12%) TCP/IP
4 10 (2.40%) DNS
4 10 (2.40%) FTP
5 3 (0.72%) SMS
6 1 (0.24%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (20.14%) NoSQL
2 41 (9.83%) PostgreSQL
3 36 (8.63%) MongoDB
4 35 (8.39%) Apache Cassandra
5 25 (6.00%) Relational Database
6 24 (5.76%) MySQL
7 16 (3.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 16 (3.84%) SQL Server
8 15 (3.60%) Hadoop
9 14 (3.36%) Big Data
10 10 (2.40%) RDBMS
11 9 (2.16%) Couchbase
11 9 (2.16%) HBase
12 6 (1.44%) DB2
12 6 (1.44%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.72%) Apache Hive
13 3 (0.72%) Neo4j
13 3 (0.72%) Parquet
14 1 (0.24%) Amazon Redshift
14 1 (0.24%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 92 (22.06%) Git (software)
2 91 (21.82%) Jenkins
3 64 (15.35%) JUnit
4 63 (15.11%) Maven
5 51 (12.23%) Mockito
6 38 (9.11%) JIRA
7 37 (8.87%) Selenium
8 30 (7.19%) Subversion
9 28 (6.71%) Gradle
10 22 (5.28%) Jasmine
11 19 (4.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 19 (4.56%) Cucumber
12 18 (4.32%) Karma Test Runner
13 16 (3.84%) PhantomJS
13 16 (3.84%) SonarQube
14 14 (3.36%) gulp
14 14 (3.36%) jMock
15 13 (3.12%) DbUnit
16 11 (2.64%) GitLab
17 10 (2.40%) Geb
General
1 98 (23.50%) Finance
2 79 (18.94%) Banking
3 59 (14.15%) Investment Banking
4 22 (5.28%) Retail
5 18 (4.32%) Front Office
6 15 (3.60%) Games
7 10 (2.40%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.72%) Publishing
8 3 (0.72%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.24%) Automotive
9 1 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Electronics
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Legal
9 1 (0.24%) Marketing
9 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (43.88%) Spring
2 119 (28.54%) REST
3 99 (23.74%) Web Services
4 91 (21.82%) RESTful
5 87 (20.86%) Hibernate
6 86 (20.62%) J2EE
7 71 (17.03%) HTML
8 68 (16.31%) CSS
9 58 (13.91%) AngularJS
9 58 (13.91%) Spring Boot
10 50 (11.99%) SOAP
11 47 (11.27%) HTML5
12 44 (10.55%) Kafka
13 41 (9.83%) XML
14 31 (7.43%) J2SE
14 31 (7.43%) React
15 27 (6.47%) Dropwizard
15 27 (6.47%) Guice
15 27 (6.47%) JSON
16 25 (6.00%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.43%) Data Structures
2 28 (6.71%) Greenfield Project
3 21 (5.04%) Virtual Team
4 16 (3.84%) Fixed Income
5 14 (3.36%) Online Games
6 11 (2.64%) Replication
7 9 (2.16%) User Experience
8 6 (1.44%) Derivative
9 5 (1.20%) Equity Derivative
10 4 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.72%) Fintech
12 2 (0.48%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.48%) Equities
12 2 (0.48%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.24%) Clustering
13 1 (0.24%) Computer Science
13 1 (0.24%) Credit Risk
13 1 (0.24%) NHS
13 1 (0.24%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 43 (10.31%) Unix
2 40 (9.59%) Linux
3 7 (1.68%) Mac OS X
4 5 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.96%) Windows
6 2 (0.48%) Android
7 1 (0.24%) Solaris
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (51.56%) TDD
3 150 (35.97%) BDD
4 135 (32.37%) Microservices
5 111 (26.62%) Scrum
6 109 (26.14%) Continuous Integration
7 103 (24.70%) Test Automation
8 89 (21.34%) Kanban
9 83 (19.90%) Pair Programming
10 82 (19.66%) Software Engineering
11 67 (16.07%) OO
12 61 (14.63%) DevOps
13 55 (13.19%) Open Source
14 42 (10.07%) E-Commerce
15 37 (8.87%) High Availability
16 32 (7.67%) Domain-Driven Design
17 29 (6.95%) Functional Programming
17 29 (6.95%) Multithreading
18 28 (6.71%) MVC
18 28 (6.71%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 417 (100.00%) Java
2 94 (22.54%) JavaScript
3 93 (22.30%) SQL
4 60 (14.39%) Scala
5 29 (6.95%) Groovy
5 29 (6.95%) Python
6 25 (6.00%) Ruby
7 14 (3.36%) ES6
8 11 (2.64%) C#
9 10 (2.40%) TypeScript
10 8 (1.92%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.92%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.20%) Java 9
11 5 (1.20%) Kotlin
12 3 (0.72%) C++
13 2 (0.48%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.48%) Perl
14 1 (0.24%) C
14 1 (0.24%) CoffeeScript
14 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (5.76%) Security Cleared
2 21 (5.04%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (1.92%) Degree
5 1 (0.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.24%) QA
2 3 (0.72%) SLA
3 1 (0.24%) PMO
3 1 (0.24%) SEPA
System Software
1 75 (17.99%) Docker
2 10 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.40%) vSphere
3 4 (0.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (0.96%) HDFS
4 2 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.24%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (3.60%) Grafana
1 15 (3.60%) Kibana
1 15 (3.60%) logstash
2 10 (2.40%) Ansible
2 10 (2.40%) Docker Swarm
3 8 (1.92%) Puppet
4 6 (1.44%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.20%) Hadoop YARN
5 5 (1.20%) Terraform
6 4 (0.96%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.48%) Oozie
Vendors
1 37 (8.87%) Oracle
2 26 (6.24%) Splunk
3 19 (4.56%) AppDynamics
4 13 (3.12%) Google
5 11 (2.64%) VMware
6 6 (1.44%) TIBCO
7 5 (1.20%) Microsoft
7 5 (1.20%) Red Hat
8 4 (0.96%) New Relic
8 4 (0.96%) Solace
8 4 (0.96%) Talarian
9 3 (0.72%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.48%) IBM
10 2 (0.48%) Pega
11 1 (0.24%) Adobe
11 1 (0.24%) BEA
11 1 (0.24%) Perforce
11 1 (0.24%) Progress
11 1 (0.24%) SAP