The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 38 47
Rank change year-on-year +1 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 2362 2440 2141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.10% 4.37% 3.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.39% 4.59% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1778 1840 1524
Median daily rate £463 £455 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.64% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 25
Median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +4.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.00 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.10 £46.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.60
% change year-on-year +1.17% +4.67%  

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 43831 53159 52965
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.10% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28449 34627 32119
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.13% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1436 1538 2125
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 30 April 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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Java Developer in the UK

Java 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 Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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 0 2151 £475 +2.15% 693
London +1 1159 £525 - 371
South East +1 288 £438 +2.94% 95
City of London +3 261 £550 +4.76% 115
North West +11 162 £425 +13.33% 41
Yorkshire -6 144 £420 -1.17% 58
East of England +7 125 £447 +10.30% 45
Scotland +44 122 £358 -4.66% 20
South West +9 119 £405 +4.51% 38
West Yorkshire -14 82 £413 -5.71% 38
Leeds -15 73 £413 -2.94% 29
East Midlands +26 72 £400 +12.28% 21
Cheshire +20 67 £450 +22.03% 7
Buckinghamshire +21 64 £400 +10.34% 11
Manchester -2 61 £405 +1.25% 29
Oxfordshire +18 60 £500 +14.28% 17
Edinburgh +28 59 £350 -2.77% 6
Glasgow +11 59 £361 -3.66% 13
Essex +7 56 £445 +36.92% 3
South Yorkshire +19 54 £438 +16.66% 12
Milton Keynes +13 46 £400 +8.84% 9
West Midlands +2 45 £425 +8.97% 17
Hampshire -12 45 £438 +9.37% 7
Sheffield +18 44 £475 +26.66% 11
Berkshire +32 41 £400 - 26
County Antrim +2 40 £413 +26.92% 6
Northern Ireland 0 40 £413 +26.92% 6
Hertfordshire +17 39 £525 +23.52% 11
Oxford +18 37 £410 -3.52% 11
Belfast +1 36 £413 +26.92% 5

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 4521 (99.89%) Java
2 2606 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
3 1930 (42.64%) Spring
4 1430 (31.60%) TDD
5 1145 (25.30%) JavaScript
6 1081 (23.88%) SQL
7 961 (21.23%) Finance
8 959 (21.19%) HTML
9 916 (20.24%) Scrum
10 889 (19.64%) Hibernate
11 876 (19.35%) REST
12 827 (18.27%) Git (software)
13 824 (18.21%) Web Services
14 807 (17.83%) Linux
15 792 (17.50%) Microservices
16 766 (16.92%) Banking
17 760 (16.79%) Oracle
18 721 (15.93%) CSS
19 686 (15.16%) Continuous Integration
20 671 (14.83%) XML
21 636 (14.05%) BDD
22 635 (14.03%) Maven
23 624 (13.79%) Jenkins
24 613 (13.54%) RESTful
25 581 (12.84%) J2EE
26 558 (12.33%) AngularJS
27 556 (12.28%) OO
28 544 (12.02%) Unix
29 508 (11.22%) JUnit
30 485 (10.72%) Relational Database

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
1 253 (5.59%) Tomcat
2 252 (5.57%) JBoss
3 206 (4.55%) WebSphere
4 201 (4.44%) Apache Spark
5 174 (3.84%) Apache
6 162 (3.58%) WebLogic
7 137 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
8 128 (2.83%) Confluence
9 112 (2.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 73 (1.61%) Oracle Coherence
11 62 (1.37%) CMS
12 59 (1.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 55 (1.22%) Mule
13 55 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
14 34 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
15 33 (0.73%) Apache Pig
16 28 (0.62%) WebSphere Process Server
17 24 (0.53%) Apache Solr
18 23 (0.51%) Mule ESB
19 17 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 23 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.044%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.044%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.044%) InVision
3 2 (0.044%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.044%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.044%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (0.044%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.044%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.044%) Weka
Business Applications
1 53 (1.17%) ION MarketView
2 48 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 26 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
4 12 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 10 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
6 9 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
6 9 (0.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 9 (0.20%) Unica
7 5 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.088%) Murex MxG2000
8 4 (0.088%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.088%) RMDS
9 3 (0.066%) Global One
9 3 (0.066%) Loan IQ
9 3 (0.066%) OpenText Process Suite
10 2 (0.044%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.044%) Endur
10 2 (0.044%) Magento
10 2 (0.044%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.044%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 394 (8.71%) Amazon AWS
2 99 (2.19%) GitHub
3 77 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
4 60 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 42 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
6 37 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
7 32 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
7 32 (0.71%) PaaS
8 26 (0.57%) Google App Engine
8 26 (0.57%) IaaS
9 25 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
9 25 (0.55%) OpenShift
10 23 (0.51%) Amazon S3
11 20 (0.44%) Twilio
12 19 (0.42%) Google Compute Engine
13 16 (0.35%) Heroku
14 14 (0.31%) Slack
14 14 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 13 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
15 13 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 228 (5.04%) HTTP
2 39 (0.86%) Internet
3 32 (0.71%) TCP/IP
4 30 (0.66%) LDAP
5 19 (0.42%) HTTPS
6 17 (0.38%) SSH
7 16 (0.35%) SSL
8 13 (0.29%) Firewall
9 10 (0.22%) ICMP
10 9 (0.20%) RTP
10 9 (0.20%) RTSP
11 8 (0.18%) Skype
12 6 (0.13%) Kerberos
13 5 (0.11%) AMQP
13 5 (0.11%) FTP
13 5 (0.11%) Intranet
13 5 (0.11%) LAN
14 3 (0.066%) FIX Connectivity
14 3 (0.066%) Multicast
14 3 (0.066%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 485 (10.72%) Relational Database
2 426 (9.41%) MongoDB
3 384 (8.48%) NoSQL
4 338 (7.47%) MySQL
5 300 (6.63%) Big Data
6 236 (5.21%) Hadoop
7 216 (4.77%) PostgreSQL
8 212 (4.68%) SQL Server
9 174 (3.84%) Apache Cassandra
10 160 (3.54%) Oracle Database
11 112 (2.47%) RDBMS
12 88 (1.94%) DB2
13 85 (1.88%) HBase
14 62 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
15 61 (1.35%) Apache Hive
15 61 (1.35%) Neo4j
16 57 (1.26%) KDB
17 41 (0.91%) Redis
18 37 (0.82%) Hazelcast
19 30 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 827 (18.27%) Git (software)
2 635 (14.03%) Maven
3 624 (13.79%) Jenkins
4 508 (11.22%) JUnit
5 299 (6.61%) JIRA
6 290 (6.41%) Cucumber
7 260 (5.74%) Subversion
8 251 (5.55%) Mockito
9 226 (4.99%) Eclipse
10 203 (4.49%) Gradle
11 192 (4.24%) Selenium
12 171 (3.78%) Ant
13 142 (3.14%) IntelliJ
14 83 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 73 (1.61%) TeamCity
16 62 (1.37%) Hudson
17 56 (1.24%) Bitbucket
18 53 (1.17%) Mercurial
19 46 (1.02%) SoapUI
20 38 (0.84%) JBehave
General
1 961 (21.23%) Finance
2 766 (16.92%) Banking
3 351 (7.76%) Front Office
4 334 (7.38%) Investment Banking
5 94 (2.08%) Retail
6 88 (1.94%) Telecoms
7 70 (1.55%) Marketing
8 57 (1.26%) Games
9 55 (1.22%) Manufacturing
9 55 (1.22%) Publishing
10 48 (1.06%) Electronics
11 32 (0.71%) Financial Institution
12 30 (0.66%) Law
13 26 (0.57%) Back Office
14 25 (0.55%) Retail Banking
15 23 (0.51%) Legal
16 17 (0.38%) Advertising
17 12 (0.27%) Prime Brokerage
18 10 (0.22%) Automotive
19 8 (0.18%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1930 (42.64%) Spring
2 959 (21.19%) HTML
3 889 (19.64%) Hibernate
4 876 (19.35%) REST
5 824 (18.21%) Web Services
6 721 (15.93%) CSS
7 671 (14.83%) XML
8 613 (13.54%) RESTful
9 581 (12.84%) J2EE
10 558 (12.33%) AngularJS
11 470 (10.38%) JSON
12 460 (10.16%) SOAP
13 409 (9.04%) HTML5
14 393 (8.68%) Spring Boot
15 328 (7.25%) Java EE
16 292 (6.45%) JMS
17 264 (5.83%) Spring MVC
18 255 (5.63%) jQuery
19 254 (5.61%) JPA
20 231 (5.10%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 296 (6.54%) Greenfield Project
2 252 (5.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 204 (4.51%) Equities
4 189 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
5 163 (3.60%) Fixed Income
6 160 (3.54%) Derivative
7 158 (3.49%) Computer Science
8 107 (2.36%) Algorithms
8 107 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
9 99 (2.19%) User Experience
10 96 (2.12%) Data Structures
11 64 (1.41%) Equity Derivative
11 64 (1.41%) Mobile App
12 57 (1.26%) Fintech
13 56 (1.24%) Client/Server
14 41 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
15 39 (0.86%) Virtual Team
16 37 (0.82%) Credit Risk
17 36 (0.80%) Market Risk
18 33 (0.73%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 807 (17.83%) Linux
2 544 (12.02%) Unix
3 132 (2.92%) Mac OS X
4 116 (2.56%) Windows
5 96 (2.12%) Android
6 55 (1.22%) Apple iOS
7 36 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (0.55%) Ubuntu
9 20 (0.44%) CentOS
10 15 (0.33%) Mac OS
11 14 (0.31%) Debian
12 12 (0.27%) Solaris
13 8 (0.18%) VMS
14 6 (0.13%) Windows Server
15 3 (0.066%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.022%) CoreOS
16 1 (0.022%) HPUX
16 1 (0.022%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.022%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2606 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
2 1430 (31.60%) TDD
3 916 (20.24%) Scrum
4 792 (17.50%) Microservices
5 686 (15.16%) Continuous Integration
6 636 (14.05%) BDD
7 556 (12.28%) OO
8 485 (10.72%) DevOps
9 433 (9.57%) Software Engineering
10 389 (8.59%) Multithreading
11 377 (8.33%) MVC
12 332 (7.34%) Open Source
13 325 (7.18%) Low Latency
14 317 (7.00%) Pair Programming
15 298 (6.58%) Unit Testing
16 284 (6.27%) SDLC
17 283 (6.25%) Web Development
18 268 (5.92%) SOA
19 249 (5.50%) Mentoring
20 248 (5.48%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 4521 (99.89%) Java
2 1145 (25.30%) JavaScript
3 1081 (23.88%) SQL
4 451 (9.96%) Scala
5 332 (7.34%) Python
6 231 (5.10%) C#
7 193 (4.26%) C++
8 184 (4.07%) PL/SQL
9 174 (3.84%) Groovy
10 173 (3.82%) Ruby
11 123 (2.72%) Shell Script
12 118 (2.61%) C
13 79 (1.75%) Go
14 74 (1.63%) Perl
15 66 (1.46%) Bash Shell
16 58 (1.28%) PHP
17 30 (0.66%) XPath
18 28 (0.62%) Clojure
19 27 (0.60%) Apex Code
20 16 (0.35%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 337 (7.45%) Security Cleared
2 190 (4.20%) SC Cleared
3 188 (4.15%) Degree
4 66 (1.46%) DV Cleared
5 42 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
6 29 (0.64%) Sun Certification
7 15 (0.33%) BC Cleared
8 10 (0.22%) OCPJP
9 4 (0.088%) ISEB
9 4 (0.088%) PhD
10 3 (0.066%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.066%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.066%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.044%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.044%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.044%) OCMJD
11 2 (0.044%) OCPJWCD
12 1 (0.022%) Brainbench
12 1 (0.022%) HND
12 1 (0.022%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (2.70%) QA
2 79 (1.75%) MiFID
3 37 (0.82%) Dodd-Frank
4 34 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
5 33 (0.73%) EMIR
6 20 (0.44%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.18%) SLA
8 7 (0.15%) SDET
9 6 (0.13%) PA-DSS
10 3 (0.066%) FATCA
10 3 (0.066%) ISO20022
11 2 (0.044%) HL7
12 1 (0.022%) Data Quality
System Software
1 383 (8.46%) Docker
2 27 (0.60%) Apache Flume
3 20 (0.44%) HDFS
4 15 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 11 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.22%) Shibboleth
7 8 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (0.13%) Varnish
9 5 (0.11%) Active Directory
10 4 (0.088%) GlusterFS
10 4 (0.088%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.066%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.044%) Platform Symphony
12 2 (0.044%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 161 (3.56%) Puppet
2 129 (2.85%) Ansible
3 74 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
4 46 (1.02%) Kubernetes
5 28 (0.62%) Hadoop YARN
6 27 (0.60%) Terraform
7 17 (0.38%) Oozie
8 13 (0.29%) Kibana
9 11 (0.24%) SELinux
10 9 (0.20%) logstash
11 8 (0.18%) MOM
11 8 (0.18%) Prometheus
12 7 (0.15%) Grafana
12 7 (0.15%) Mesos
13 6 (0.13%) Consul
13 6 (0.13%) Control-M
13 6 (0.13%) Marathon
13 6 (0.13%) OpenAM
13 6 (0.13%) Salt
13 6 (0.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 760 (16.79%) Oracle
2 120 (2.65%) Sybase
3 110 (2.43%) IBM
4 97 (2.14%) Google
5 92 (2.03%) TIBCO
6 79 (1.75%) Adobe
7 73 (1.61%) ION Trading
8 63 (1.39%) SAP
9 52 (1.15%) Red Hat
10 47 (1.04%) Perforce
10 47 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
11 46 (1.02%) Microsoft
12 33 (0.73%) MuleSoft
13 30 (0.66%) hybris
14 25 (0.55%) Atlassian
14 25 (0.55%) Solace
15 23 (0.51%) Splunk
15 23 (0.51%) VMware
16 20 (0.44%) New Relic
17 19 (0.42%) Reuters
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Franklin Bates
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Professional Services
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hamilton, Lanarkshire
SEEMiS Group LLP
Rate: From £24,454 to £39,984 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Client Server
Rate: £420 to £450 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Reed Technology
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: £318 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Aquent
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £101 - £130 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago