The median contractor rate for a Java Applications Developer was £360 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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.

Java Application Developer
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 568 613 602
Rank change year-on-year +45 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Applications Developer 40 26 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.089% 0.049% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.051% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 31
Median daily rate £360 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £324 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £39.50 £47.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.95% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £47.00 -
% change year-on-year -15.95% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Java Applications Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Java Applications Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Java Applications Developer in the UK

Java Applications Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Applications Developer in the UK

Java Applications Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Applications Developer over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Applications Developer in the UK

Java Applications Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Applications Developer in the UK

Java Applications Developer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Applications Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +46 40 £360 -20.00% 16
London +28 14 £350 -26.31% 8
South East - 14 £365 -
South West +2 7 £375 +25.00% 3
Hampshire - 7 - -
Berkshire - 6 £365 -
Winchester - 6 - -
Reading - 5 - -
Yeovil - 3 - -
Somerset - 3 - -
Exeter - 2 £450 -
Devon - 2 £450 -
North West +28 1 £450 -
Yorkshire +10 1 - - 2
Gloucestershire +4 1 £375 -
Tyne and Wear -13 1 £383 -23.50%
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 1 £383 -23.50%
North East -16 1 £383 -23.50%
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £355 - 2
East of England - 1 £235 - 1
City of London - 1 - - 3
Cambridgeshire - 1 £235 -
Merseyside - 1 £450 -
Farnborough - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 £375 -
Peterborough - 1 £235 -
Swindon - 1 £355 - 2

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Java Applications 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 Java Applications Developer in the job title.

1 70 (100.00%) Java
2 39 (55.71%) JavaScript
3 27 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (37.14%) Spring
5 24 (34.29%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (31.43%) Security Cleared
7 21 (30.00%) Git (software)
8 20 (28.57%) HTML
8 20 (28.57%) CSS
9 19 (27.14%) Maven
10 18 (25.71%) Hibernate
10 18 (25.71%) SQL
10 18 (25.71%) J2EE
10 18 (25.71%) Linux
11 17 (24.29%) Amazon AWS
12 16 (22.86%) SC Cleared
13 15 (21.43%) AngularJS
13 15 (21.43%) Jenkins
13 15 (21.43%) Oracle
13 15 (21.43%) Web Services
14 14 (20.00%) Finance
14 14 (20.00%) Open Source
15 13 (18.57%) REST
16 12 (17.14%) Scrum
16 12 (17.14%) TDD
17 11 (15.71%) XML
17 11 (15.71%) Tomcat
17 11 (15.71%) Relational Database
17 11 (15.71%) JIRA
18 10 (14.29%) RESTful

Java Applications 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 11 (15.71%) Tomcat
2 8 (11.43%) WebLogic
3 7 (10.00%) Apache
3 7 (10.00%) JBoss
4 5 (7.14%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (4.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (2.86%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 17 (24.29%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.71%) TestFlight
3 2 (2.86%) SaaS
4 1 (1.43%) GitHub
4 1 (1.43%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.43%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.71%) Relational Database
2 6 (8.57%) MongoDB
3 5 (7.14%) DB2
3 5 (7.14%) DB2 UDB
4 4 (5.71%) SQLite
5 3 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.86%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.86%) MySQL
6 2 (2.86%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.43%) Big Data
7 1 (1.43%) HBase
7 1 (1.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.43%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 21 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 19 (27.14%) Maven
3 15 (21.43%) Jenkins
4 11 (15.71%) JIRA
5 10 (14.29%) Ant
5 10 (14.29%) Subversion
6 8 (11.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (11.43%) Eclipse
6 8 (11.43%) JUnit
7 6 (8.57%) Mercurial
7 6 (8.57%) Mockito
8 5 (7.14%) Cucumber
8 5 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (7.14%) Xcode
9 4 (5.71%) Android Studio
9 4 (5.71%) CocoaPods
10 3 (4.29%) Bitbucket
10 3 (4.29%) ERwin
10 3 (4.29%) jMock
10 3 (4.29%) Rational DOORS
General
1 14 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Electronics
2 4 (5.71%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.71%) Marketing
2 4 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.29%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.86%) Advertising
4 2 (2.86%) Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (37.14%) Spring
2 20 (28.57%) CSS
2 20 (28.57%) HTML
3 18 (25.71%) Hibernate
3 18 (25.71%) J2EE
4 15 (21.43%) AngularJS
4 15 (21.43%) Web Services
5 13 (18.57%) REST
6 11 (15.71%) XML
7 10 (14.29%) RESTful
8 9 (12.86%) jQuery
9 8 (11.43%) JSP
9 8 (11.43%) SOAP
9 8 (11.43%) Spring MVC
10 7 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
10 7 (10.00%) Apache Camel
11 6 (8.57%) JSON
12 5 (7.14%) Struts
12 5 (7.14%) XHTML
12 5 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.71%) iPhone
3 3 (4.29%) User Experience
4 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.86%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.43%) Clustering
5 1 (1.43%) Life Science
5 1 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.43%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.71%) Linux
2 10 (14.29%) Unix
3 6 (8.57%) Windows
4 5 (7.14%) Android
4 5 (7.14%) Apple iOS
5 4 (5.71%) Mac OS X
5 4 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (34.29%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (20.00%) Open Source
4 12 (17.14%) Scrum
4 12 (17.14%) TDD
5 10 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 10 (14.29%) MVC
6 8 (11.43%) BDD
6 8 (11.43%) OO
7 7 (10.00%) Domain-Driven Design
8 6 (8.57%) Service Delivery
8 6 (8.57%) Software Engineering
8 6 (8.57%) UML
9 5 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (7.14%) Change Control
9 5 (7.14%) iOS Development
9 5 (7.14%) Mobile Application Development
9 5 (7.14%) Performance Testing
9 5 (7.14%) Unit Testing
10 4 (5.71%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 70 (100.00%) Java
2 39 (55.71%) JavaScript
3 18 (25.71%) SQL
4 5 (7.14%) Apple Swift
5 4 (5.71%) C++
5 4 (5.71%) Objective-C
5 4 (5.71%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.29%) Ada
6 3 (4.29%) C#
6 3 (4.29%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.43%) Groovy
7 1 (1.43%) PHP
7 1 (1.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (31.43%) Security Cleared
2 16 (22.86%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.29%) OCPJP
5 2 (2.86%) Degree
6 1 (1.43%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 10 (14.29%) Docker
2 4 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.86%) Varnish
4 1 (1.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.43%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) Ansible
2 1 (1.43%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (21.43%) Oracle
2 10 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 4 (5.71%) SAP
4 1 (1.43%) Google
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.43%) OpenText
4 1 (1.43%) Splunk
4 1 (1.43%) Sun
4 1 (1.43%) Tealium
Northamptonshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £700 - £850 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
IBS Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago