Period
to 22 September 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 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 Developer
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 43 50
Rank change year-on-year +11 +7 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 5682 4792 4330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.76% 4.46% 3.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.08% 4.70% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4320 3685 3051
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £358 £320 £313
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 23 44
UK median hourly rate £41.15 £38.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.88% -8.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £35.00 £30.75 £35.38
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.08 £37.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +9.53% -10.71% +20.00%

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 93522 101934 108578
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.82% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 61174 66551 68774
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £244
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2807 3186 4138
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.67% +5.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.43 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.63 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.36% +6.43% +4.57%

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 22 September 2017.

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 22 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Java Developer in the UK

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 Java Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 22 September 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 +9 5048 £500 +7.53% 462
London +22 3269 £550 +5.77% 237
UK excluding London 0 2363 £425 - 251
South East +1 610 £450 -2.70% 61
North of England -1 605 £425 - 65
Scotland +15 307 £380 +5.56% 20
North West -1 307 £425 - 37
Yorkshire -8 257 £425 - 21
South West -9 237 £425 +13.33% 31
Northern Ireland +17 229 £413 - 3
East of England -19 169 £425 - 38
Midlands -22 150 £420 +3.96% 30
East Midlands -8 79 £425 +1.19% 13
West Midlands -32 70 £375 -6.25% 17
Wales +2 59 £450 - 3
North East +42 40 £425 +13.33% 7

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2017, Java 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 Developer in the job title.

1 5678 (99.93%) Java
2 3149 (55.42%) Agile Software Development
3 2399 (42.22%) Spring
4 1794 (31.57%) TDD
5 1501 (26.42%) Finance
6 1386 (24.39%) JavaScript
7 1325 (23.32%) SQL
8 1288 (22.67%) Banking
9 1115 (19.62%) Web Services
10 1083 (19.06%) Git (software)
11 1057 (18.60%) Hibernate
12 1033 (18.18%) HTML
13 1008 (17.74%) REST
14 1007 (17.72%) Microservices
15 968 (17.04%) Scrum
16 912 (16.05%) RESTful
17 875 (15.40%) Linux
18 862 (15.17%) Continuous Integration
19 839 (14.77%) Maven
20 828 (14.57%) Jenkins
21 819 (14.41%) Oracle
22 816 (14.36%) OO
23 799 (14.06%) CSS
24 771 (13.57%) AngularJS
25 736 (12.95%) BDD
26 709 (12.48%) Front Office
27 708 (12.46%) Test Automation
28 699 (12.30%) Multithreading
28 699 (12.30%) JUnit
29 664 (11.69%) Spring Boot

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
1 364 (6.41%) Tomcat
2 312 (5.49%) WebSphere
3 274 (4.82%) JBoss
4 215 (3.78%) Confluence
5 212 (3.73%) Apache
6 203 (3.57%) Apache Spark
7 201 (3.54%) WebLogic
8 174 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
9 83 (1.46%) Apache Solr
10 64 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
11 60 (1.06%) OpenStack
12 55 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 54 (0.95%) Mule
13 54 (0.95%) Oracle Coherence
13 54 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
14 48 (0.84%) CMS
15 43 (0.76%) Jetty
16 41 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 41 (0.72%) WildFly
17 28 (0.49%) GemFire
Applications
1 18 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.12%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.053%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.035%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.018%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.018%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.018%) Pipeline Pilot
Business Applications
1 81 (1.43%) ION MarketView
2 26 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 20 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
4 12 (0.21%) Actimize
5 7 (0.12%) R3 Corda
6 6 (0.11%) OpenText Process Suite
6 6 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
7 4 (0.070%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.070%) Loan IQ
7 4 (0.070%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.053%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 3 (0.053%) Postilion
9 2 (0.035%) assyst
9 2 (0.035%) Global One
9 2 (0.035%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 2 (0.035%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.035%) RMDS
9 2 (0.035%) SunGard Martini
10 1 (0.018%) Kondor
10 1 (0.018%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 561 (9.87%) Amazon AWS
2 175 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 121 (2.13%) GitHub
4 90 (1.58%) PaaS
5 56 (0.99%) OpenShift
6 52 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
6 52 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
7 40 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
8 38 (0.67%) npm
9 35 (0.62%) Amazon S3
10 33 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
11 18 (0.32%) Slack
12 16 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
13 15 (0.26%) SaaS
14 12 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
14 12 (0.21%) Google App Engine
14 12 (0.21%) Twilio
15 11 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 11 (0.19%) CloudFront
16 10 (0.18%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 146 (2.57%) HTTP
2 49 (0.86%) Internet
3 40 (0.70%) TCP/IP
4 26 (0.46%) SSL
5 24 (0.42%) AMQP
5 24 (0.42%) LDAP
5 24 (0.42%) SMS
6 14 (0.25%) FIX Connectivity
7 13 (0.23%) Firewall
8 10 (0.18%) FTP
9 9 (0.16%) Intranet
10 7 (0.12%) Kerberos
11 5 (0.088%) DSL
12 4 (0.070%) HTTPS
12 4 (0.070%) Wireshark
13 2 (0.035%) 3GPP
13 2 (0.035%) DNS
13 2 (0.035%) SIGTRAN
13 2 (0.035%) SNMP
13 2 (0.035%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 619 (10.89%) NoSQL
1 619 (10.89%) Relational Database
2 490 (8.62%) MongoDB
3 406 (7.15%) MySQL
4 333 (5.86%) Big Data
5 309 (5.44%) Hadoop
6 303 (5.33%) PostgreSQL
7 262 (4.61%) RDBMS
8 234 (4.12%) SQL Server
9 168 (2.96%) Apache Cassandra
10 131 (2.31%) Oracle Database
11 127 (2.24%) HBase
12 121 (2.13%) DB2
13 73 (1.28%) Apache Hive
14 63 (1.11%) Redis
15 59 (1.04%) KDB
16 47 (0.83%) MarkLogic
17 39 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
18 32 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 32 (0.56%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 1083 (19.06%) Git (software)
2 839 (14.77%) Maven
3 828 (14.57%) Jenkins
4 699 (12.30%) JUnit
5 414 (7.29%) JIRA
6 366 (6.44%) Subversion
7 296 (5.21%) Mockito
8 284 (5.00%) Cucumber
9 254 (4.47%) Eclipse
10 214 (3.77%) Gradle
11 207 (3.64%) Selenium
12 190 (3.34%) IntelliJ
13 185 (3.26%) TeamCity
14 148 (2.60%) Ant
15 85 (1.50%) NUnit
16 79 (1.39%) Grunt
17 72 (1.27%) SonarQube
18 68 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 60 (1.06%) gulp
19 60 (1.06%) Mercurial
General
1 1501 (26.42%) Finance
2 1288 (22.67%) Banking
3 709 (12.48%) Front Office
4 546 (9.61%) Investment Banking
5 167 (2.94%) Retail
6 126 (2.22%) Telecoms
7 90 (1.58%) Marketing
8 83 (1.46%) Games
9 73 (1.28%) Financial Institution
10 56 (0.99%) Electronics
10 56 (0.99%) Manufacturing
11 36 (0.63%) Publishing
12 32 (0.56%) Back Office
13 27 (0.48%) Advertising
14 23 (0.40%) Automotive
15 22 (0.39%) Legal
15 22 (0.39%) Retail Banking
16 19 (0.33%) Law
17 17 (0.30%) French Language
18 7 (0.12%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2399 (42.22%) Spring
2 1115 (19.62%) Web Services
3 1057 (18.60%) Hibernate
4 1033 (18.18%) HTML
5 1008 (17.74%) REST
6 912 (16.05%) RESTful
7 799 (14.06%) CSS
8 771 (13.57%) AngularJS
9 664 (11.69%) Spring Boot
10 649 (11.42%) XML
11 585 (10.30%) J2EE
12 535 (9.42%) JSON
13 502 (8.83%) HTML5
14 463 (8.15%) SOAP
15 393 (6.92%) JMS
16 387 (6.81%) Java EE
17 377 (6.63%) Node.js
18 372 (6.55%) Spring MVC
19 304 (5.35%) React
20 283 (4.98%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 392 (6.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 362 (6.37%) Greenfield Project
3 301 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
4 279 (4.91%) Equities
5 232 (4.08%) Data Structures
6 230 (4.05%) Fixed Income
7 204 (3.59%) Computer Science
8 176 (3.10%) Derivative
9 118 (2.08%) User Experience
10 115 (2.02%) Algorithms
11 108 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
12 101 (1.78%) Virtual Team
13 88 (1.55%) Fintech
14 80 (1.41%) Equity Derivative
15 71 (1.25%) N-Tier
16 68 (1.20%) Market Risk
17 52 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
17 52 (0.92%) Mobile App
18 47 (0.83%) Client/Server
19 45 (0.79%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 875 (15.40%) Linux
2 556 (9.79%) Unix
3 135 (2.38%) Windows
4 70 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 66 (1.16%) Android
6 58 (1.02%) Mac OS X
7 24 (0.42%) VMS
8 22 (0.39%) Ubuntu
9 21 (0.37%) Apple iOS
10 20 (0.35%) Solaris
11 18 (0.32%) Mac OS
12 17 (0.30%) CentOS
13 12 (0.21%) Windows Server
14 7 (0.12%) AIX
14 7 (0.12%) Debian
15 5 (0.088%) CoreOS
16 4 (0.070%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.035%) Windows 7
17 2 (0.035%) Windows Server 2012
18 1 (0.018%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3149 (55.42%) Agile Software Development
2 1794 (31.57%) TDD
3 1007 (17.72%) Microservices
4 968 (17.04%) Scrum
5 862 (15.17%) Continuous Integration
6 816 (14.36%) OO
7 736 (12.95%) BDD
8 708 (12.46%) Test Automation
9 699 (12.30%) Multithreading
10 579 (10.19%) MVC
11 534 (9.40%) DevOps
12 520 (9.15%) Low Latency
13 425 (7.48%) Open Source
14 410 (7.22%) Software Engineering
15 400 (7.04%) Pair Programming
16 395 (6.95%) SDLC
17 393 (6.92%) Electronic Trading
18 330 (5.81%) Kanban
19 318 (5.60%) Unit Testing
20 292 (5.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5678 (99.93%) Java
2 1386 (24.39%) JavaScript
3 1325 (23.32%) SQL
4 438 (7.71%) Scala
5 400 (7.04%) Python
6 265 (4.66%) C#
7 188 (3.31%) C++
8 163 (2.87%) PL/SQL
9 162 (2.85%) Groovy
10 141 (2.48%) Ruby
11 112 (1.97%) Shell Script
12 84 (1.48%) C
12 84 (1.48%) Perl
13 80 (1.41%) Bash Shell
14 76 (1.34%) Go
15 51 (0.90%) ES6
15 51 (0.90%) TypeScript
16 33 (0.58%) Kotlin
17 26 (0.46%) Clojure
18 25 (0.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 327 (5.76%) Security Cleared
2 243 (4.28%) Degree
3 231 (4.07%) SC Cleared
4 58 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 47 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
6 32 (0.56%) PhD
7 25 (0.44%) DV Cleared
7 25 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
8 20 (0.35%) Sun Certification
9 11 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
10 8 (0.14%) BC Cleared
11 7 (0.12%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.11%) PMP
13 4 (0.070%) DBS Check
13 4 (0.070%) OCPJP
14 3 (0.053%) HND
14 3 (0.053%) ISTQB
14 3 (0.053%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.035%) ISEB
16 1 (0.018%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (2.76%) QA
2 111 (1.95%) MiFID
3 28 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
4 20 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
5 17 (0.30%) EMIR
6 7 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.070%) GCP
7 4 (0.070%) GDPR
7 4 (0.070%) HL7
8 3 (0.053%) FATCA
8 3 (0.053%) SLA
8 3 (0.053%) WCAG
9 1 (0.018%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.018%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.018%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.018%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 514 (9.05%) Docker
2 37 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 37 (0.65%) HDFS
3 15 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.12%) Apache Flume
4 7 (0.12%) Varnish
5 5 (0.088%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (0.070%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.053%) Platform Symphony
8 2 (0.035%) GridGain
8 2 (0.035%) LXC
8 2 (0.035%) OpenAM
8 2 (0.035%) OpenDJ
8 2 (0.035%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.035%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.035%) vSphere
9 1 (0.018%) GeoWebCache
9 1 (0.018%) NFS
9 1 (0.018%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.018%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 212 (3.73%) Ansible
2 181 (3.19%) Puppet
3 132 (2.32%) Kubernetes
4 129 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
5 50 (0.88%) Terraform
6 38 (0.67%) Kibana
7 29 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
8 21 (0.37%) Oozie
9 18 (0.32%) Consul
10 17 (0.30%) Mesos
11 16 (0.28%) Grafana
11 16 (0.28%) Prometheus
12 13 (0.23%) logstash
13 11 (0.19%) Cobbler
13 11 (0.19%) Control-M
14 10 (0.18%) Rancher
15 9 (0.16%) Marathon
16 8 (0.14%) Zipkin
17 6 (0.11%) MOM
18 4 (0.070%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 819 (14.41%) Oracle
2 181 (3.19%) TIBCO
3 171 (3.01%) Sybase
4 141 (2.48%) IBM
5 115 (2.02%) ION Trading
6 109 (1.92%) Google
7 92 (1.62%) Microsoft
8 79 (1.39%) Perforce
9 75 (1.32%) SAP
10 65 (1.14%) Red Hat
11 63 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
12 50 (0.88%) Bloomberg
13 46 (0.81%) Atlassian
13 46 (0.81%) Solace
14 42 (0.74%) Adobe
15 40 (0.70%) MuleSoft
16 38 (0.67%) Currenex
17 36 (0.63%) hybris
18 33 (0.58%) Cloudera
19 31 (0.55%) Reuters