Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 61 61 54
Rank change year-on-year 0 -7 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 3,022 2,222 2,043
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.48% 3.81% 4.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.74% 4.10% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,361 1,688 1,661
10th Percentile £438 £405 £400
25th Percentile £513 £463 £461
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £738 £650 £638
90th Percentile £838 £727 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +13.51% -2.63% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 9
10th Percentile £46.20 £40.00 £40.88
25th Percentile £52.50 £42.19 £52.50
Median hourly rate £63.25 £57.25 £58.00
Median % change year-on-year +10.48% -1.29% +5.45%
75th Percentile £72.50 £65.25 £63.00
90th Percentile £77.00 £66.77 £66.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £61.63 £56.50 £54.00
% change year-on-year +9.07% +4.63% -10.00%

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 80,811 54,131 45,134
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.17% 92.83% 93.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,825 37,088 29,934
10th Percentile £313 £293 £248
25th Percentile £425 £388 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £480 £468
Median % change year-on-year +9.38% +2.56% -0.95%
75th Percentile £638 £583 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,964 1,697 1,658
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.53
25th Percentile £15.75 £14.50 £14.11
Median hourly rate £23.91 £22.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +8.68% +15.79% +5.56%
75th Percentile £49.25 £44.50 £38.75
90th Percentile £65.00 £56.90 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.95 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.57% +5.25% +2.86%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in the UK

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Java Developer.

Daily rate trend for Java Developer in the UK

Java Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Java Developer over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Java Developer in the UK

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Java Developer.

Hourly rate trend for Java Developer in the UK

Java Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Java Developer over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -1 2,547 £625 +8.70% 616
London -6 1,895 £650 +8.33% 361
Work from Home +9 1,427 £575 +9.52% 304
UK excluding London -37 569 £525 +13.51% 297
North of England -14 154 £550 +10.00% 93
Scotland -12 115 £450 +5.88% 33
North West +11 100 £563 +18.42% 69
South West -9 93 £525 +10.53% 32
South East -36 77 £563 +18.42% 56
Yorkshire -11 48 £550 +10.00% 19
Midlands -46 44 £503 +18.24% 43
East of England -28 43 £562 +9.66% 25
West Midlands -36 39 £515 +20.33% 34
Northern Ireland -4 24 £500 +9.95% 10
Wales -7 20 £550 +22.22% 6
North East -25 10 £488 -3.47% 5
East Midlands -27 4 £473 +14.55% 9

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, Java Developer contract jobs required the following 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 3,022 (100.00%) Java
2 1,440 (47.65%) Agile
3 1,366 (45.20%) Spring
4 1,170 (38.72%) Microservices
5 986 (32.63%) Spring Boot
6 799 (26.44%) Finance
7 720 (23.83%) TDD
8 671 (22.20%) Docker
9 617 (20.42%) CI/CD
10 616 (20.38%) Banking
11 607 (20.09%) AWS
12 544 (18.00%) Kubernetes
13 532 (17.60%) Jenkins
13 532 (17.60%) SQL
14 514 (17.01%) Software Engineering
15 512 (16.94%) DevOps
16 479 (15.85%) JavaScript
17 477 (15.78%) Kafka
18 466 (15.42%) Git (software)
19 454 (15.02%) REST
20 441 (14.59%) Front Office
21 423 (14.00%) Social Skills
22 410 (13.57%) Maven
23 409 (13.53%) Multithreading
24 400 (13.24%) Oracle
25 370 (12.24%) Azure
26 364 (12.05%) Security Cleared
26 364 (12.05%) Scrum
27 361 (11.95%) Test Automation
28 341 (11.28%) React

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
1 110 (3.64%) Confluence
2 84 (2.78%) JBoss
3 77 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
4 61 (2.02%) Red Hat Fuse
5 57 (1.89%) Apache
6 49 (1.62%) Mule
7 46 (1.52%) Tomcat
8 36 (1.19%) WebSphere
9 30 (0.99%) Oracle Coherence
10 29 (0.96%) WebLogic
11 27 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
12 26 (0.86%) Apache Spark
13 23 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
14 18 (0.60%) Camunda
15 15 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
16 11 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 10 (0.33%) WildFly
18 7 (0.23%) Apache Airflow
18 7 (0.23%) FileNet
18 7 (0.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.17%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.099%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.066%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.033%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 6 (0.20%) TIBCO iProcess
2 4 (0.13%) ION MarketView
2 4 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.099%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.099%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.099%) SDL Web 8
3 3 (0.099%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.066%) Endur
4 2 (0.066%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 2 (0.066%) RMDS
5 1 (0.033%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 607 (20.09%) AWS
2 370 (12.24%) Azure
3 251 (8.31%) GCP
4 137 (4.53%) OpenShift
5 119 (3.94%) Serverless
6 105 (3.47%) AWS Lambda
7 101 (3.34%) GitHub
8 62 (2.05%) Amazon S3
9 61 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
10 38 (1.26%) Amazon SQS
11 26 (0.86%) Apigee
12 23 (0.76%) IaaS
13 19 (0.63%) Amazon ECS
13 19 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
14 16 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 16 (0.53%) SaaS
15 15 (0.50%) Amazon EKS
15 15 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
16 12 (0.40%) Kong
16 12 (0.40%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.16%) HTTP
2 29 (0.96%) FIX Connectivity
3 27 (0.89%) MQTT
4 20 (0.66%) DSL
5 16 (0.53%) Internet
6 14 (0.46%) HTTPS
7 11 (0.36%) Multicast
8 7 (0.23%) FTP
8 7 (0.23%) Kerberos
9 6 (0.20%) LAN
10 4 (0.13%) AMQP
11 2 (0.066%) 5G
11 2 (0.066%) Bluetooth
11 2 (0.066%) Broadband
11 2 (0.066%) SSL
12 1 (0.033%) Firewall
12 1 (0.033%) NFC
12 1 (0.033%) RTP
12 1 (0.033%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (7.91%) Relational Database
2 201 (6.65%) NoSQL
3 188 (6.22%) MongoDB
4 186 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
5 169 (5.59%) SQL Server
6 120 (3.97%) MySQL
7 79 (2.61%) Redis
8 77 (2.55%) Oracle Database
9 66 (2.18%) Big Data
10 53 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 45 (1.49%) RDBMS
12 37 (1.22%) DB2
13 30 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
14 29 (0.96%) Hadoop
15 28 (0.93%) KDB
16 24 (0.79%) Hazelcast
17 22 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
17 22 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
18 20 (0.66%) GIS
19 19 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 532 (17.60%) Jenkins
2 466 (15.42%) Git (software)
3 410 (13.57%) Maven
4 274 (9.07%) JUnit
5 197 (6.52%) JIRA
6 147 (4.86%) Gradle
7 133 (4.40%) GitLab
8 127 (4.20%) Mockito
9 120 (3.97%) Cucumber
10 70 (2.32%) TeamCity
11 68 (2.25%) Bitbucket
12 67 (2.22%) IntelliJ
12 67 (2.22%) Selenium
13 66 (2.18%) SonarQube
14 57 (1.89%) Subversion
15 45 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
16 37 (1.22%) Eclipse
17 31 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 29 (0.96%) jMock
19 27 (0.89%) CircleCI
General
1 799 (26.44%) Finance
2 616 (20.38%) Banking
3 441 (14.59%) Front Office
4 423 (14.00%) Social Skills
5 330 (10.92%) Investment Banking
6 207 (6.85%) Public Sector
7 177 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
8 45 (1.49%) Retail
9 36 (1.19%) Telecoms
10 32 (1.06%) Financial Institution
11 18 (0.60%) Legal
12 16 (0.53%) Automotive
13 14 (0.46%) Back Office
13 14 (0.46%) Manufacturing
14 13 (0.43%) Documentation Skills
14 13 (0.43%) Electronics
14 13 (0.43%) Games
14 13 (0.43%) Marketing
14 13 (0.43%) Publishing
15 12 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,366 (45.20%) Spring
2 986 (32.63%) Spring Boot
3 477 (15.78%) Kafka
4 454 (15.02%) REST
5 341 (11.28%) React
6 319 (10.56%) Hibernate
7 302 (9.99%) RESTful
8 265 (8.77%) Web Services
9 255 (8.44%) AngularJS
10 237 (7.84%) HTML
11 198 (6.55%) J2EE
12 186 (6.15%) JSON
13 169 (5.59%) CSS
14 162 (5.36%) Apache Camel
15 161 (5.33%) JPA
15 161 (5.33%) Node.js
15 161 (5.33%) XML
16 154 (5.10%) SOAP
17 123 (4.07%) JMS
18 102 (3.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 228 (7.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 184 (6.09%) Fixed Income
3 136 (4.50%) Algorithms
4 116 (3.84%) Derivative
5 108 (3.57%) Equities
6 107 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
7 105 (3.47%) Hedge funds
8 103 (3.41%) Data Structures
9 61 (2.02%) Cloud Native
10 54 (1.79%) Virtual Team
11 49 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
12 45 (1.49%) User Experience
13 41 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
13 41 (1.36%) Public Cloud
14 36 (1.19%) Legacy Systems
15 35 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
16 30 (0.99%) IoT
17 28 (0.93%) Clustering
18 26 (0.86%) Video\Live Streaming
19 25 (0.83%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 336 (11.12%) Linux
2 214 (7.08%) Unix
3 63 (2.08%) Windows
4 29 (0.96%) Mac OS X
5 10 (0.33%) Android
6 9 (0.30%) Mac OS
6 9 (0.30%) Mesosphere
6 9 (0.30%) VMS
7 8 (0.26%) CentOS
8 5 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.17%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.13%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.13%) Solaris
10 2 (0.066%) AIX
10 2 (0.066%) Debian
10 2 (0.066%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.066%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,440 (47.65%) Agile
2 1,170 (38.72%) Microservices
3 720 (23.83%) TDD
4 617 (20.42%) CI/CD
5 514 (17.01%) Software Engineering
6 512 (16.94%) DevOps
7 409 (13.53%) Multithreading
8 364 (12.05%) Scrum
9 361 (11.95%) Test Automation
10 332 (10.99%) Full Stack Development
11 322 (10.66%) BDD
12 291 (9.63%) Low Latency
13 275 (9.10%) Electronic Trading
14 263 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
15 249 (8.24%) Problem-Solving
16 219 (7.25%) OO
17 211 (6.98%) Event-Driven
18 190 (6.29%) Analytics
19 186 (6.15%) Pair Programming
20 167 (5.53%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 3,022 (100.00%) Java
2 532 (17.60%) SQL
3 479 (15.85%) JavaScript
4 270 (8.93%) Python
5 176 (5.82%) TypeScript
6 111 (3.67%) Kotlin
7 110 (3.64%) C++
8 109 (3.61%) C#
9 77 (2.55%) Shell Script
10 75 (2.48%) PL/SQL
11 68 (2.25%) Scala
12 52 (1.72%) Groovy
13 44 (1.46%) Go
14 29 (0.96%) Bash
15 28 (0.93%) PHP
16 15 (0.50%) C
16 15 (0.50%) ES6
17 8 (0.26%) Ruby
17 8 (0.26%) XPath
18 7 (0.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 364 (12.05%) Security Cleared
2 317 (10.49%) SC Cleared
3 152 (5.03%) Degree
4 88 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 49 (1.62%) DV Cleared
6 36 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
7 29 (0.96%) Numerate Degree
8 14 (0.46%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.17%) Sun Certification
10 4 (0.13%) PhD
11 3 (0.099%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.099%) CFA
11 3 (0.099%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.066%) OCP
12 2 (0.066%) OCPJP
12 2 (0.066%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.033%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (3.31%) QA
2 24 (0.79%) PMO
3 20 (0.66%) Accessibility
4 8 (0.26%) GDPR
5 5 (0.17%) SLA
6 4 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.13%) WCAG
7 2 (0.066%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.066%) FATCA
7 2 (0.066%) NCSC
8 1 (0.033%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.033%) SEPA
System Software
1 671 (22.20%) Docker
2 13 (0.43%) HDFS
3 7 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.20%) Postfix
5 5 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.13%) vSphere
7 3 (0.099%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.099%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.099%) GridGain
8 2 (0.066%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.033%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 544 (18.00%) Kubernetes
2 161 (5.33%) Terraform
3 134 (4.43%) Ansible
4 77 (2.55%) Grafana
5 63 (2.08%) Prometheus
6 27 (0.89%) Kibana
7 25 (0.83%) ITRS Geneos
8 17 (0.56%) Istio
9 10 (0.33%) Consul
9 10 (0.33%) Puppet
10 8 (0.26%) logstash
11 6 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.099%) Automic
13 3 (0.099%) Hadoop YARN
14 2 (0.066%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 2 (0.066%) Control-M
14 2 (0.066%) Marathon
14 2 (0.066%) Mesos
14 2 (0.066%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 400 (13.24%) Oracle
2 94 (3.11%) ION Trading
3 83 (2.75%) Google
4 81 (2.68%) Microsoft
5 74 (2.45%) IBM
6 43 (1.42%) Splunk
7 35 (1.16%) Red Hat
8 34 (1.13%) Sybase
9 23 (0.76%) AppDynamics
10 21 (0.69%) TIBCO
11 19 (0.63%) Atlassian
12 18 (0.60%) Databricks
12 18 (0.60%) Perforce
13 17 (0.56%) Bloomberg
13 17 (0.56%) Solace
14 14 (0.46%) Tradeweb
14 14 (0.46%) WSO2
15 13 (0.43%) Dynatrace
15 13 (0.43%) SAP
15 13 (0.43%) Verint