Period
to 20 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 April 2019.

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
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 38 39
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 4,572 5,563 4,560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.78% 5.50% 4.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.05% 5.79% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,501 4,339 3,428
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £400 £365 £325
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +10.59% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 19 34
UK median hourly rate £49.20 £31.00 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.71% -22.01% -9.14%
10th Percentile £35.00 £21.25 £31.08
90th Percentile £60.48 £45.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £39.75
% change year-on-year +16.67% +13.21% -9.14%

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 90,519 96,040 87,991
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.60% 94.93% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,916 63,185 57,187
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,812 2,953 3,018
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% -2.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.80 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.53 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% -5.26%

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 20 April 2019.

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 20 April 2019.

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 20 April 2019. 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 -8 4,246 £538 +7.50% 1,269
London -9 2,608 £575 +4.55% 731
UK excluding London -16 1,923 £470 +10.59% 612
South East -11 569 £475 +5.56% 189
North of England -6 501 £475 +11.76% 146
North West -4 223 £450 +7.14% 77
Yorkshire -15 220 £495 +16.47% 55
Midlands -17 195 £453 +6.47% 80
South West -2 193 £475 +9.20% 60
Scotland -4 189 £425 +6.25% 49
East of England +10 175 £503 +11.67% 63
West Midlands -32 123 £450 +12.50% 50
Wales +4 74 £463 +8.82% 11
East Midlands -8 68 £513 +17.14% 30
North East +24 58 £450 +5.88% 14
Northern Ireland -17 25 £440 -4.35% 14
Channel Islands - 10 £413 -

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 2019, 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 4,569 (99.93%) Java
2 2,708 (59.23%) Agile Software Development
3 2,235 (48.88%) Spring
4 1,629 (35.63%) TDD
5 1,569 (34.32%) Java 8
6 1,444 (31.58%) Microservices
7 1,063 (23.25%) Spring Boot
8 963 (21.06%) Amazon AWS
9 958 (20.95%) JavaScript
10 924 (20.21%) Finance
10 924 (20.21%) REST
11 887 (19.40%) Docker
12 857 (18.74%) Git (software)
13 837 (18.31%) Jenkins
14 775 (16.95%) Scrum
15 771 (16.86%) SQL
16 765 (16.73%) Web Services
17 759 (16.60%) BDD
18 758 (16.58%) RESTful
19 746 (16.32%) Maven
20 734 (16.05%) Hibernate
21 710 (15.53%) HTML
22 703 (15.38%) Banking
23 688 (15.05%) Oracle
24 660 (14.44%) Linux
25 654 (14.30%) DevOps
26 612 (13.39%) Continuous Integration
27 585 (12.80%) AngularJS
28 555 (12.14%) JUnit
29 506 (11.07%) Greenfield Project

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
1 228 (4.99%) Apache
2 222 (4.86%) Tomcat
3 171 (3.74%) Confluence
4 169 (3.70%) WebLogic
5 167 (3.65%) Elasticsearch
6 162 (3.54%) WebSphere
7 157 (3.43%) Apache Spark
8 149 (3.26%) JBoss
9 93 (2.03%) Mule
10 82 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 60 (1.31%) OpenStack
12 54 (1.18%) Oracle Service Bus
13 53 (1.16%) Jetty
14 50 (1.09%) Oracle Coherence
15 45 (0.98%) CMS
16 42 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
17 40 (0.87%) WildFly
18 35 (0.77%) Apache Solr
19 27 (0.59%) SharePoint
19 27 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (0.15%) Chatbot
2 5 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.087%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.022%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.022%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.022%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 32 (0.70%) ION MarketView
2 21 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
3 9 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
5 4 (0.087%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.066%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.066%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.066%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.044%) Actimize
7 2 (0.044%) AquaLogic BPM
7 2 (0.044%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.022%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.022%) Fredhopper
8 1 (0.022%) LongView
8 1 (0.022%) Magento
8 1 (0.022%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.022%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.022%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.022%) Sonata
8 1 (0.022%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 963 (21.06%) Amazon AWS
2 341 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 155 (3.39%) Amazon EC2
4 148 (3.24%) GitHub
5 124 (2.71%) Google Cloud Platform
6 101 (2.21%) Serverless
7 92 (2.01%) AWS Lambda
8 84 (1.84%) Amazon SQS
9 83 (1.82%) Amazon S3
10 64 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
11 48 (1.05%) Apigee
12 43 (0.94%) PaaS
13 40 (0.87%) OpenShift
14 37 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 27 (0.59%) Amazon Glacier
16 24 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 23 (0.50%) AWS CloudTrail
17 23 (0.50%) SaaS
18 19 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
19 13 (0.28%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 152 (3.32%) HTTP
2 56 (1.22%) TCP/IP
3 48 (1.05%) SSL
4 32 (0.70%) Internet
5 29 (0.63%) FTP
6 23 (0.50%) Kerberos
7 22 (0.48%) DNS
8 12 (0.26%) AMQP
9 8 (0.17%) SMPP
10 7 (0.15%) DSL
11 6 (0.13%) Firewall
11 6 (0.13%) Skype
12 5 (0.11%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.11%) SSH
13 4 (0.087%) Intranet
13 4 (0.087%) LAN
13 4 (0.087%) WebEx
13 4 (0.087%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (0.066%) Diameter Protocol
14 3 (0.066%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 478 (10.45%) NoSQL
2 427 (9.34%) MongoDB
3 381 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 293 (6.41%) PostgreSQL
5 276 (6.04%) MySQL
6 258 (5.64%) Big Data
7 222 (4.86%) SQL Server
8 214 (4.68%) Hadoop
9 176 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
10 124 (2.71%) RDBMS
11 100 (2.19%) Oracle Database
12 92 (2.01%) HBase
13 82 (1.79%) Redis
14 81 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
15 80 (1.75%) Neo4j
16 62 (1.36%) DB2
17 58 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 42 (0.92%) Parquet
19 39 (0.85%) Hazelcast
20 36 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 857 (18.74%) Git (software)
2 837 (18.31%) Jenkins
3 746 (16.32%) Maven
4 555 (12.14%) JUnit
5 370 (8.09%) Mockito
6 320 (7.00%) JIRA
7 285 (6.23%) Cucumber
8 208 (4.55%) Subversion
9 179 (3.92%) Gradle
10 150 (3.28%) SonarQube
11 140 (3.06%) Selenium
12 129 (2.82%) Eclipse
13 99 (2.17%) Bitbucket
14 91 (1.99%) GitLab
14 91 (1.99%) jMock
15 75 (1.64%) IntelliJ
16 73 (1.60%) DbUnit
17 72 (1.57%) TeamCity
18 58 (1.27%) NUnit
19 56 (1.22%) MSTest
General
1 924 (20.21%) Finance
2 703 (15.38%) Banking
3 413 (9.03%) Front Office
4 193 (4.22%) Investment Banking
5 88 (1.92%) Telecoms
6 82 (1.79%) Marketing
7 75 (1.64%) Retail
8 62 (1.36%) Electronics
8 62 (1.36%) Manufacturing
9 45 (0.98%) Financial Institution
10 42 (0.92%) Games
11 27 (0.59%) Back Office
12 17 (0.37%) Legal
13 16 (0.35%) Advertising
14 13 (0.28%) Law
15 12 (0.26%) Publishing
16 11 (0.24%) Aerospace
17 10 (0.22%) Automotive
18 9 (0.20%) Retail Banking
19 8 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,235 (48.88%) Spring
2 1,063 (23.25%) Spring Boot
3 924 (20.21%) REST
4 765 (16.73%) Web Services
5 758 (16.58%) RESTful
6 734 (16.05%) Hibernate
7 710 (15.53%) HTML
8 585 (12.80%) AngularJS
9 494 (10.80%) CSS
10 482 (10.54%) Kafka
11 442 (9.67%) SOAP
12 431 (9.43%) J2EE
13 362 (7.92%) JSON
14 360 (7.87%) Node.js
15 340 (7.44%) React
16 329 (7.20%) HTML5
17 326 (7.13%) XML
18 303 (6.63%) JMS
19 274 (5.99%) Apache Camel
20 235 (5.14%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 506 (11.07%) Greenfield Project
2 201 (4.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 195 (4.27%) Fintech
4 157 (3.43%) Derivative
5 153 (3.35%) Fixed Income
6 130 (2.84%) Data Structures
7 125 (2.73%) Algorithms
8 121 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
9 114 (2.49%) Equities
10 99 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
11 94 (2.06%) User Experience
12 75 (1.64%) Virtual Team
13 62 (1.36%) Equity Derivative
14 59 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
15 54 (1.18%) Credit Risk
16 53 (1.16%) Mobile App
17 50 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
18 47 (1.03%) Cloud Native
19 33 (0.72%) Hedge funds
20 30 (0.66%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 660 (14.44%) Linux
2 436 (9.54%) Unix
3 110 (2.41%) Mac OS X
4 89 (1.95%) Windows
5 54 (1.18%) Android
6 37 (0.81%) VMS
7 34 (0.74%) CentOS
8 21 (0.46%) Apple iOS
9 12 (0.26%) Ubuntu
10 11 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.20%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.044%) Solaris
12 2 (0.044%) Windows Server
12 2 (0.044%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.044%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.022%) AIX
13 1 (0.022%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.022%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,708 (59.23%) Agile Software Development
2 1,629 (35.63%) TDD
3 1,444 (31.58%) Microservices
4 775 (16.95%) Scrum
5 759 (16.60%) BDD
6 654 (14.30%) DevOps
7 612 (13.39%) Continuous Integration
8 497 (10.87%) Multithreading
9 490 (10.72%) Test Automation
10 415 (9.08%) OO
11 376 (8.22%) Software Engineering
12 301 (6.58%) Kanban
13 290 (6.34%) Open Source
14 266 (5.82%) Pair Programming
15 259 (5.66%) Low Latency
16 240 (5.25%) MVC
17 233 (5.10%) SDLC
18 231 (5.05%) Problem-Solving
19 224 (4.90%) Unit Testing
20 219 (4.79%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4,569 (99.93%) Java
2 1,569 (34.32%) Java 8
3 958 (20.95%) JavaScript
4 771 (16.86%) SQL
5 257 (5.62%) Python
6 208 (4.55%) Scala
7 93 (2.03%) Kotlin
8 91 (1.99%) Bash Shell
9 90 (1.97%) C#
10 87 (1.90%) PL/SQL
11 86 (1.88%) TypeScript
12 80 (1.75%) Shell Script
13 75 (1.64%) ES6
14 70 (1.53%) C++
15 63 (1.38%) PHP
16 57 (1.25%) Groovy
17 51 (1.12%) Ruby
18 48 (1.05%) C
19 35 (0.77%) Java 9
20 33 (0.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 326 (7.13%) Security Cleared
2 263 (5.75%) SC Cleared
3 205 (4.48%) Degree
4 66 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 54 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
6 26 (0.57%) DV Cleared
7 19 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
8 18 (0.39%) DBS Check
9 16 (0.35%) Sun Certification
10 12 (0.26%) Master's Degree
11 8 (0.17%) OCPJP
12 6 (0.13%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
14 4 (0.087%) CFA
15 3 (0.066%) BC Cleared
16 2 (0.044%) AWS Certification
16 2 (0.044%) ISEB
16 2 (0.044%) OCA
16 2 (0.044%) OCAJ
16 2 (0.044%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (2.32%) QA
2 23 (0.50%) Data Quality
3 15 (0.33%) PSD2
4 12 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (0.22%) GDPR
6 8 (0.17%) MiFID
7 6 (0.13%) EMIR
8 5 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
8 5 (0.11%) SLA
9 4 (0.087%) HL7
9 4 (0.087%) PMO
10 2 (0.044%) SEPA
11 1 (0.022%) ECSS
11 1 (0.022%) MIL-STD-1553
11 1 (0.022%) OASIS TOSCA
11 1 (0.022%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 887 (19.40%) Docker
2 72 (1.57%) HDFS
3 51 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 50 (1.09%) vSphere
5 43 (0.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 15 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (0.22%) OpenAM
7 10 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.17%) Active Directory
9 6 (0.13%) Postfix
10 4 (0.087%) Firmware
10 4 (0.087%) OpenDJ
10 4 (0.087%) OpenIDM
10 4 (0.087%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.066%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 2 (0.044%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.044%) Xen
13 1 (0.022%) KVM
13 1 (0.022%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 485 (10.61%) Kubernetes
2 222 (4.86%) Ansible
3 145 (3.17%) Puppet
4 139 (3.04%) Terraform
5 128 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
6 53 (1.16%) Hadoop YARN
7 38 (0.83%) Kibana
8 29 (0.63%) logstash
9 24 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
10 23 (0.50%) Cobbler
11 22 (0.48%) Rancher
12 16 (0.35%) Istio
12 16 (0.35%) Prometheus
13 15 (0.33%) Grafana
14 11 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
15 9 (0.20%) Rundeck
16 8 (0.17%) Consul
17 6 (0.13%) Mesos
18 5 (0.11%) rkt
19 4 (0.087%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 688 (15.05%) Oracle
2 121 (2.65%) Google
3 89 (1.95%) Microsoft
4 79 (1.73%) MuleSoft
5 72 (1.57%) IBM
6 70 (1.53%) WSO2
7 69 (1.51%) SAP
8 59 (1.29%) Sybase
9 57 (1.25%) VMware
10 53 (1.16%) Atlassian
11 46 (1.01%) ION Trading
12 43 (0.94%) Red Hat
13 33 (0.72%) Splunk
14 32 (0.70%) TIBCO
15 31 (0.68%) Talend
16 28 (0.61%) hybris
17 24 (0.52%) webMethods
18 20 (0.44%) BEA
18 20 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
19 19 (0.42%) FXall