Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Applications Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 814 832 813
Rank change year-on-year +18 -19 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Java Applications Developer 61 64 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.061% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.064% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 55 60
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% -3.53%
10th Percentile £384 £315 £350
90th Percentile £600 £575 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -2.78% +12.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
UK median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £45.00

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 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Java Applications Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Java Applications Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 14 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 6 months to 19 November 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 +21 52 £468 +3.89% 5
London -20 28 £468 -4.10% 1
UK excluding London +7 26 £438 -2.78% 4
South East +13 14 £500 +53.85%
East of England -11 4 £475 - 1
North of England +51 2 £361 -23.95% 2
Midlands +25 2 £268 -21.38% 1
South West 0 2 - -
West Midlands +27 1 £200 -40.74%
North West +16 1 £398 -16.32% 1
East Midlands +9 1 £335 -2.33% 1
Wales +7 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 61 (100.00%) Java
2 20 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (31.15%) Spring
4 18 (29.51%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (26.23%) Security Cleared
5 16 (26.23%) SQL
6 15 (24.59%) J2EE
6 15 (24.59%) Oracle
7 14 (22.95%) JavaScript
7 14 (22.95%) Finance
8 13 (21.31%) OO
9 12 (19.67%) TDD
9 12 (19.67%) Banking
10 11 (18.03%) Git (software)
11 10 (16.39%) Software Engineering
11 10 (16.39%) Hibernate
11 10 (16.39%) Ant
12 9 (14.75%) HTML
12 9 (14.75%) XML
12 9 (14.75%) Maven
12 9 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (14.75%) AngularJS
13 8 (13.11%) Jenkins
13 8 (13.11%) Unit Testing
13 8 (13.11%) WebSphere
13 8 (13.11%) Web Services
14 7 (11.48%) SOA
14 7 (11.48%) CSS
14 7 (11.48%) JSP
14 7 (11.48%) Servlets

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 8 (13.11%) WebSphere
2 6 (9.84%) FileNet
3 5 (8.20%) WebLogic
4 4 (6.56%) JBoss
4 4 (6.56%) Tomcat
4 4 (6.56%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (3.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.64%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.64%) Confluence
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.64%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.64%) GitHub
2 1 (1.64%) npm
2 1 (1.64%) OpenShift
2 1 (1.64%) PaaS
2 1 (1.64%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) HTTP
1 2 (3.28%) LDAP
2 1 (1.64%) 4G
2 1 (1.64%) Intranet
2 1 (1.64%) Link 11
2 1 (1.64%) Link 16
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) Relational Database
2 6 (9.84%) DB2
2 6 (9.84%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.56%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.56%) MySQL
3 4 (6.56%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.92%) Redis
5 2 (3.28%) Amazon Aurora
5 2 (3.28%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.28%) Ingres
5 2 (3.28%) MariaDB
5 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.64%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.64%) Big Data
6 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (18.03%) Git (software)
2 10 (16.39%) Ant
3 9 (14.75%) Maven
4 8 (13.11%) Jenkins
5 7 (11.48%) JUnit
6 6 (9.84%) JIRA
6 6 (9.84%) Subversion
7 3 (4.92%) Eclipse
7 3 (4.92%) Mockito
8 2 (3.28%) Gradle
8 2 (3.28%) Selenium
9 1 (1.64%) AppScan
9 1 (1.64%) IntelliJ
9 1 (1.64%) JDeveloper
9 1 (1.64%) jMock
9 1 (1.64%) Mocha
9 1 (1.64%) NetBeans
9 1 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (1.64%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (22.95%) Finance
2 12 (19.67%) Banking
3 4 (6.56%) Front Office
3 4 (6.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Automotive
4 1 (1.64%) Military
4 1 (1.64%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (31.15%) Spring
2 15 (24.59%) J2EE
3 10 (16.39%) Hibernate
4 9 (14.75%) AngularJS
4 9 (14.75%) HTML
4 9 (14.75%) XML
5 8 (13.11%) Web Services
6 7 (11.48%) CSS
6 7 (11.48%) JSP
6 7 (11.48%) Servlets
6 7 (11.48%) Spring MVC
7 6 (9.84%) Java EE
7 6 (9.84%) JavaBeans
7 6 (9.84%) JMS
8 5 (8.20%) JSON
8 5 (8.20%) Middleware
8 5 (8.20%) REST
8 5 (8.20%) RESTful
8 5 (8.20%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (6.56%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (29.51%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (6.56%) Equity Derivative
2 4 (6.56%) N-Tier
3 3 (4.92%) Fixed Income
4 2 (3.28%) Derivative
4 2 (3.28%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.64%) Fintech
5 1 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.20%) Linux
2 4 (6.56%) Unix
3 2 (3.28%) Mac OS X
3 2 (3.28%) Windows
4 1 (1.64%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (21.31%) OO
3 12 (19.67%) TDD
4 10 (16.39%) Software Engineering
5 9 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (13.11%) Unit Testing
7 7 (11.48%) MVC
7 7 (11.48%) SOA
7 7 (11.48%) Test Automation
8 6 (9.84%) Scrum
9 5 (8.20%) Mentoring
9 5 (8.20%) OOD
9 5 (8.20%) SDLC
9 5 (8.20%) Web Development
10 4 (6.56%) Data Modelling
10 4 (6.56%) Functional Testing
10 4 (6.56%) Migration
10 4 (6.56%) Multithreading
11 3 (4.92%) DevOps
11 3 (4.92%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 61 (100.00%) Java
2 16 (26.23%) SQL
3 14 (22.95%) JavaScript
4 6 (9.84%) C
4 6 (9.84%) C#
5 4 (6.56%) Shell Script
5 4 (6.56%) XPath
6 3 (4.92%) C++
6 3 (4.92%) Python
7 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.64%) Ada
8 1 (1.64%) Groovy
8 1 (1.64%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.64%) R
8 1 (1.64%) Ruby
8 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (26.23%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.56%) Degree
4 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.64%) ISEB
4 1 (1.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) MiFID
2 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) Ansible
1 1 (1.64%) HP Fortify
1 1 (1.64%) Nagios
1 1 (1.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (24.59%) Oracle
2 3 (4.92%) IBM
3 1 (1.64%) AppDynamics
3 1 (1.64%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.64%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (1.64%) Cloudera
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.64%) Serena
3 1 (1.64%) VMware