Period
to 15 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 August 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.

Java Developer
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 34 41
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 5,857 5,398 4,784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.72% 5.65% 4.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.03% 5.94% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,521 4,098 3,701
UK median daily rate £500 £481 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +6.94% +2.86%
10th Percentile £375 £350 £323
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 39 28
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.59% +1.81%
10th Percentile £21.25 £34.25 £29.40
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £51.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £41.83 £42.25
% change year-on-year +4.60% -1.01% +2.92%

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 97,100 90,804 103,650
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.98% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,580 58,945 67,529
UK median daily rate £450 £436 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.21% +2.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £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 3,113 2,801 3,120
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.35%
10th Percentile £11.01 £10.75 £10.37
90th Percentile £47.97 £48.75 £46.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -6.47% +11.76%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in the UK

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Developer in the UK

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Developer in the UK

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Developer in the UK

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Java Developer in the UK

Java Developer
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 15 August 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 -2 5,347 £513 +2.50% 1,097
London +1 3,271 £550 +2.33% 558
UK excluding London -1 2,527 £438 +2.94% 641
South East +7 723 £475 +5.56% 153
North of England -5 696 £425 - 136
North West -9 325 £420 -3.17% 79
Scotland -7 315 £413 +10.00% 68
Yorkshire -4 302 £438 +2.94% 50
Midlands +25 270 £425 +1.80% 78
East of England +7 200 £488 +11.43% 111
South West -20 182 £425 - 61
West Midlands +32 151 £450 +20.00% 51
East Midlands +12 118 £425 +1.19% 27
Northern Ireland +2 84 £460 +11.52% 19
North East +12 70 £400 +14.29% 7
Wales +2 58 £450 +11.11% 15
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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 Java Developer in the job title.

1 5,853 (99.93%) Java
2 3,208 (54.77%) Agile Software Development
3 2,852 (48.69%) Spring
4 2,049 (34.98%) TDD
5 1,980 (33.81%) Java 8
6 1,613 (27.54%) Microservices
7 1,257 (21.46%) Hibernate
8 1,231 (21.02%) Spring Boot
9 1,212 (20.69%) JavaScript
10 1,157 (19.75%) Finance
11 1,144 (19.53%) Git (software)
12 1,117 (19.07%) REST
13 1,114 (19.02%) Maven
14 1,030 (17.59%) RESTful
15 1,022 (17.45%) Jenkins
16 992 (16.94%) Web Services
17 978 (16.70%) SQL
18 976 (16.66%) Scrum
19 966 (16.49%) Docker
20 964 (16.46%) BDD
21 879 (15.01%) Banking
22 877 (14.97%) Amazon AWS
23 859 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
24 795 (13.57%) OO
25 740 (12.63%) HTML
26 739 (12.62%) DevOps
27 728 (12.43%) NoSQL
27 728 (12.43%) AngularJS
28 716 (12.22%) Test Automation
29 703 (12.00%) Oracle

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
1 471 (8.04%) Tomcat
2 327 (5.58%) WebSphere
3 314 (5.36%) Apache
4 243 (4.15%) Elasticsearch
5 234 (4.00%) WebLogic
6 232 (3.96%) JBoss
7 218 (3.72%) Confluence
8 168 (2.87%) Apache Spark
9 103 (1.76%) OpenStack
10 94 (1.60%) Mule
11 90 (1.54%) Jetty
12 65 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 65 (1.11%) WildFly
13 57 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
14 50 (0.85%) CMS
15 45 (0.77%) Apache Solr
16 44 (0.75%) MQSeries
17 40 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
18 36 (0.61%) GlassFish
19 33 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 18 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.19%) GIMP
2 11 (0.19%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.14%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.085%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.017%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.017%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 65 (1.11%) ION MarketView
2 11 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.10%) AquaLogic BPM
4 5 (0.085%) Global One
5 4 (0.068%) Endur
5 4 (0.068%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.051%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 3 (0.051%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.051%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.051%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.034%) LatentZero
7 2 (0.034%) Postilion
7 2 (0.034%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.034%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.017%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.017%) Magento
8 1 (0.017%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.017%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.017%) Oracle FAH
8 1 (0.017%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 877 (14.97%) Amazon AWS
2 237 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 120 (2.05%) GitHub
4 70 (1.20%) Amazon S3
5 54 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
6 53 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
7 46 (0.79%) OpenShift
8 41 (0.70%) PaaS
9 37 (0.63%) npm
10 36 (0.61%) Serverless
11 34 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
12 29 (0.50%) Heroku
13 24 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
14 22 (0.38%) SaaS
15 21 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
15 21 (0.36%) Slack
16 20 (0.34%) IaaS
17 12 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
17 12 (0.20%) Yarn
18 11 (0.19%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 161 (2.75%) HTTP
2 74 (1.26%) TCP/IP
3 48 (0.82%) SSL
4 43 (0.73%) Kerberos
5 31 (0.53%) FTP
6 24 (0.41%) SMS
7 23 (0.39%) DNS
8 22 (0.38%) AMQP
9 20 (0.34%) Internet
10 17 (0.29%) Firewall
11 16 (0.27%) SSH
12 15 (0.26%) FIX Connectivity
13 8 (0.14%) Software-Defined Networking
14 7 (0.12%) Broadband
14 7 (0.12%) SNMP
15 6 (0.10%) Skype
16 5 (0.085%) Network Security
17 4 (0.068%) DOCSIS
17 4 (0.068%) HTTPS
17 4 (0.068%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 728 (12.43%) NoSQL
2 532 (9.08%) Relational Database
3 516 (8.81%) PostgreSQL
4 509 (8.69%) MongoDB
5 388 (6.62%) MySQL
6 328 (5.60%) Big Data
7 298 (5.09%) Hadoop
8 244 (4.17%) SQL Server
9 215 (3.67%) RDBMS
10 204 (3.48%) Apache Cassandra
11 124 (2.12%) Oracle Database
12 116 (1.98%) HBase
13 109 (1.86%) Redis
14 75 (1.28%) Couchbase
15 70 (1.20%) DB2
16 58 (0.99%) Neo4j
17 40 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
18 38 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 38 (0.65%) Riak
19 37 (0.63%) KDB
Development Applications
1 1,144 (19.53%) Git (software)
2 1,114 (19.02%) Maven
3 1,022 (17.45%) Jenkins
4 701 (11.97%) JUnit
5 437 (7.46%) JIRA
6 352 (6.01%) Cucumber
7 315 (5.38%) Mockito
8 298 (5.09%) Gradle
9 245 (4.18%) Subversion
10 235 (4.01%) Selenium
11 221 (3.77%) Eclipse
12 145 (2.48%) IntelliJ
13 140 (2.39%) SonarQube
14 108 (1.84%) Bitbucket
14 108 (1.84%) NUnit
15 103 (1.76%) MSTest
16 97 (1.66%) Ant
17 96 (1.64%) TeamCity
18 86 (1.47%) Vagrant
19 78 (1.33%) GitLab
General
1 1,157 (19.75%) Finance
2 879 (15.01%) Banking
3 545 (9.31%) Front Office
4 307 (5.24%) Investment Banking
5 121 (2.07%) Games
6 117 (2.00%) Retail
7 110 (1.88%) Telecoms
8 47 (0.80%) Marketing
9 44 (0.75%) Back Office
10 42 (0.72%) Advertising
11 36 (0.61%) Electronics
12 35 (0.60%) Financial Institution
13 32 (0.55%) Manufacturing
14 31 (0.53%) Automotive
15 26 (0.44%) Publishing
16 25 (0.43%) Retail Banking
17 21 (0.36%) Law
18 16 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
19 10 (0.17%) Billing
19 10 (0.17%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,852 (48.69%) Spring
2 1,257 (21.46%) Hibernate
3 1,231 (21.02%) Spring Boot
4 1,117 (19.07%) REST
5 1,030 (17.59%) RESTful
6 992 (16.94%) Web Services
7 740 (12.63%) HTML
8 728 (12.43%) AngularJS
9 672 (11.47%) J2EE
10 578 (9.87%) Kafka
11 549 (9.37%) SOAP
12 541 (9.24%) CSS
13 510 (8.71%) JSON
14 499 (8.52%) XML
15 431 (7.36%) JMS
16 402 (6.86%) Java EE
17 368 (6.28%) React
18 366 (6.25%) Node.js
19 348 (5.94%) Apache Camel
19 348 (5.94%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 443 (7.56%) Greenfield Project
2 295 (5.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 200 (3.41%) Computer Science
4 188 (3.21%) Derivative
5 184 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
6 181 (3.09%) Fixed Income
7 175 (2.99%) Algorithms
8 167 (2.85%) Equities
9 159 (2.71%) User Experience
10 152 (2.60%) Fintech
11 121 (2.07%) Data Structures
12 120 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
13 100 (1.71%) Mobile App
14 71 (1.21%) Equity Derivative
15 57 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
16 52 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
17 44 (0.75%) Hedge funds
18 32 (0.55%) Cloud Native
19 30 (0.51%) Credit Risk
20 27 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 700 (11.95%) Linux
2 541 (9.24%) Unix
3 85 (1.45%) Windows
4 83 (1.42%) Android
5 56 (0.96%) Apple iOS
6 55 (0.94%) VMS
7 46 (0.79%) Mac OS X
8 34 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 30 (0.51%) Ubuntu
10 13 (0.22%) CentOS
11 10 (0.17%) Solaris
12 8 (0.14%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.051%) HPUX
15 2 (0.034%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.034%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.017%) AIX
16 1 (0.017%) Debian
16 1 (0.017%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,208 (54.77%) Agile Software Development
2 2,049 (34.98%) TDD
3 1,613 (27.54%) Microservices
4 976 (16.66%) Scrum
5 964 (16.46%) BDD
6 859 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
7 795 (13.57%) OO
8 739 (12.62%) DevOps
9 716 (12.22%) Test Automation
10 585 (9.99%) Multithreading
11 486 (8.30%) Software Engineering
12 434 (7.41%) MVC
13 423 (7.22%) Kanban
14 412 (7.03%) Low Latency
15 356 (6.08%) Pair Programming
16 323 (5.51%) Open Source
17 318 (5.43%) Electronic Trading
18 314 (5.36%) Unit Testing
19 312 (5.33%) Problem-Solving
20 304 (5.19%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5,853 (99.93%) Java
2 1,980 (33.81%) Java 8
3 1,212 (20.69%) JavaScript
4 978 (16.70%) SQL
5 384 (6.56%) Scala
6 332 (5.67%) Python
7 213 (3.64%) Groovy
8 153 (2.61%) C#
9 138 (2.36%) C++
10 128 (2.19%) PL/SQL
11 103 (1.76%) Kotlin
12 98 (1.67%) TypeScript
13 87 (1.49%) Ruby
13 87 (1.49%) Shell Script
14 85 (1.45%) Bash Shell
15 74 (1.26%) Java 9
16 71 (1.21%) C
17 63 (1.08%) Perl
17 63 (1.08%) PHP
18 62 (1.06%) ES6
Qualifications
1 445 (7.60%) Security Cleared
2 353 (6.03%) SC Cleared
3 266 (4.54%) Degree
4 100 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 35 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
6 34 (0.58%) DV Cleared
6 34 (0.58%) Master's Degree
7 25 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
8 16 (0.27%) AWS Certification
9 11 (0.19%) BC Cleared
10 10 (0.17%) DBS Check
11 9 (0.15%) Sun Certification
12 7 (0.12%) ISEB
13 6 (0.10%) CTC Cleared
14 5 (0.085%) HND
14 5 (0.085%) ISTQB
15 3 (0.051%) OCPJP
15 3 (0.051%) PhD
16 1 (0.017%) MOS
16 1 (0.017%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (2.03%) QA
2 20 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
2 20 (0.34%) GCP
3 19 (0.32%) PMO
4 18 (0.31%) GDPR
5 8 (0.14%) MiFID
6 7 (0.12%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.12%) EMIR
6 7 (0.12%) ISO 20022
7 6 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
8 5 (0.085%) SEPA
9 3 (0.051%) SLA
10 2 (0.034%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.017%) IFRS
11 1 (0.017%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.017%) WAI
System Software
1 966 (16.49%) Docker
2 58 (0.99%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 50 (0.85%) HDFS
4 32 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 30 (0.51%) vSphere
6 17 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.085%) Active Directory
8 3 (0.051%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.034%) Platform Symphony
10 1 (0.017%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.017%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.017%) vCloud
10 1 (0.017%) Xen
Systems Management
1 295 (5.04%) Kubernetes
2 289 (4.93%) Ansible
3 237 (4.05%) Puppet
4 210 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
5 158 (2.70%) Terraform
6 59 (1.01%) Hadoop YARN
7 44 (0.75%) Cobbler
8 35 (0.60%) Grafana
9 28 (0.48%) Kibana
10 27 (0.46%) Mesos
11 24 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
11 24 (0.41%) Prometheus
11 24 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
12 21 (0.36%) logstash
13 19 (0.32%) Rancher
14 14 (0.24%) Amdocs OSS
14 14 (0.24%) Marathon
15 13 (0.22%) Consul
16 12 (0.20%) Business Desktop Deployment
17 11 (0.19%) Oozie
Vendors
1 703 (12.00%) Oracle
2 115 (1.96%) IBM
3 104 (1.78%) TIBCO
4 102 (1.74%) Google
5 85 (1.45%) Sybase
6 66 (1.13%) ION Trading
7 54 (0.92%) Microsoft
7 54 (0.92%) MuleSoft
8 48 (0.82%) Atlassian
9 42 (0.72%) SAP
10 41 (0.70%) Splunk
11 39 (0.67%) VMware
12 36 (0.61%) Capita
12 36 (0.61%) Perforce
13 35 (0.60%) Red Hat
14 34 (0.58%) Adobe
14 34 (0.58%) WSO2
15 29 (0.50%) hybris
16 22 (0.38%) Hortonworks
16 22 (0.38%) webMethods