Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 July 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
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 40 49
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 5197 4826 4196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.46% 4.39% 3.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.76% 4.62% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3940 3722 2988
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.69% +4.12%
10th Percentile £350 £320 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +9.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 27 42
UK median hourly rate £42.75 £42.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +5.63% +11.11%
10th Percentile £35.60 £30.90 £35.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.65 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +5.63% +11.11%

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 90298 104385 106998
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.01% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58587 67947 66244
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £233
90th Percentile £620 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2889 3090 4140
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.91 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.60 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -6.47% +11.76% +1.49%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +4 4701 £500 +8.70% 699
London +12 2811 £538 +2.38% 370
UK excluding London +5 2333 £425 +6.25% 369
North of England -1 650 £425 +2.41% 109
South East +3 586 £450 - 115
North West +3 314 £425 +6.25% 51
Yorkshire -3 286 £425 - 47
Scotland +22 250 £370 +1.37% 35
South West -4 250 £420 +12.00% 27
East of England -4 205 £445 +7.55% 42
Midlands 0 190 £413 +3.13% 36
Northern Ireland +15 160 £413 - 3
East Midlands +11 101 £413 +10.00% 14
West Midlands -25 88 £425 +6.25% 22
North East +19 49 £350 -9.68% 11
Wales +8 42 £410 -3.53% 2

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 5193 (99.92%) Java
2 2875 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
3 2214 (42.60%) Spring
4 1614 (31.06%) TDD
5 1301 (25.03%) Finance
6 1253 (24.11%) JavaScript
7 1218 (23.44%) SQL
8 1089 (20.95%) Banking
9 990 (19.05%) HTML
10 986 (18.97%) Git (software)
11 948 (18.24%) Hibernate
12 947 (18.22%) Web Services
13 943 (18.15%) REST
14 939 (18.07%) Scrum
15 881 (16.95%) Linux
15 881 (16.95%) Microservices
16 809 (15.57%) Oracle
17 781 (15.03%) Continuous Integration
18 775 (14.91%) CSS
19 749 (14.41%) Maven
20 736 (14.16%) Jenkins
21 735 (14.14%) OO
22 713 (13.72%) RESTful
23 703 (13.53%) AngularJS
24 655 (12.60%) BDD
25 640 (12.31%) JUnit
26 638 (12.28%) XML
27 613 (11.80%) Test Automation
28 591 (11.37%) Front Office
29 586 (11.28%) J2EE

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
1 309 (5.95%) Tomcat
2 276 (5.31%) WebSphere
3 271 (5.21%) JBoss
4 196 (3.77%) Apache
4 196 (3.77%) WebLogic
5 184 (3.54%) Apache Spark
6 179 (3.44%) Confluence
7 174 (3.35%) Elasticsearch
8 82 (1.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 64 (1.23%) Oracle Coherence
9 64 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
10 60 (1.15%) Apache Solr
11 55 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 55 (1.06%) CMS
12 52 (1.00%) Mule
13 41 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
13 41 (0.79%) OpenStack
14 30 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
15 26 (0.50%) Apache Pig
16 23 (0.44%) Jetty
Applications
1 17 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.13%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.096%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.038%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.038%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.038%) InVision
5 2 (0.038%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.038%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.019%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.019%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.019%) Weka
Business Applications
1 76 (1.46%) ION MarketView
2 25 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
3 22 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 10 (0.19%) Actimize
4 10 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
5 8 (0.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 6 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
7 5 (0.096%) OpenText Process Suite
8 4 (0.077%) Loan IQ
8 4 (0.077%) Murex MxG2000
8 4 (0.077%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.058%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 3 (0.058%) Global One
10 2 (0.038%) Endur
10 2 (0.038%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.038%) Postilion
10 2 (0.038%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.038%) RMDS
10 2 (0.038%) SunGard Martini
10 2 (0.038%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 441 (8.49%) Amazon AWS
2 114 (2.19%) GitHub
3 111 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 59 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
5 49 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
6 45 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
7 43 (0.83%) OpenShift
8 40 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
9 35 (0.67%) PaaS
10 28 (0.54%) Amazon S3
10 28 (0.54%) Google App Engine
11 22 (0.42%) Google Compute Engine
12 21 (0.40%) Twilio
13 16 (0.31%) IaaS
14 15 (0.29%) Slack
15 13 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
16 11 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 11 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
16 11 (0.21%) CloudFront
16 11 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 160 (3.08%) HTTP
2 38 (0.73%) Internet
3 31 (0.60%) LDAP
4 28 (0.54%) TCP/IP
5 22 (0.42%) SSL
6 13 (0.25%) Firewall
7 9 (0.17%) SMS
8 8 (0.15%) FIX Connectivity
9 7 (0.13%) HTTPS
9 7 (0.13%) Intranet
10 6 (0.12%) AMQP
10 6 (0.12%) Kerberos
10 6 (0.12%) Skype
11 5 (0.096%) SSH
12 4 (0.077%) DSL
12 4 (0.077%) LAN
12 4 (0.077%) Wireshark
13 3 (0.058%) ICMP
14 2 (0.038%) 3GPP
14 2 (0.038%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 553 (10.64%) Relational Database
2 475 (9.14%) NoSQL
3 456 (8.77%) MongoDB
4 367 (7.06%) MySQL
5 315 (6.06%) Big Data
6 270 (5.20%) Hadoop
7 254 (4.89%) PostgreSQL
8 226 (4.35%) SQL Server
9 195 (3.75%) Apache Cassandra
10 169 (3.25%) RDBMS
11 130 (2.50%) Oracle Database
12 102 (1.96%) HBase
13 101 (1.94%) DB2
14 71 (1.37%) Apache Hive
15 62 (1.19%) KDB
16 53 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
17 38 (0.73%) Redis
18 34 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 34 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
19 33 (0.63%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 986 (18.97%) Git (software)
2 749 (14.41%) Maven
3 736 (14.16%) Jenkins
4 640 (12.31%) JUnit
5 360 (6.93%) JIRA
6 304 (5.85%) Subversion
7 264 (5.08%) Mockito
8 257 (4.95%) Cucumber
9 237 (4.56%) Eclipse
10 198 (3.81%) Gradle
11 188 (3.62%) IntelliJ
12 186 (3.58%) Selenium
13 156 (3.00%) TeamCity
14 138 (2.66%) Ant
15 79 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 67 (1.29%) Hudson
17 60 (1.15%) Grunt
18 59 (1.14%) Mercurial
19 55 (1.06%) NUnit
20 53 (1.02%) Bitbucket
General
1 1301 (25.03%) Finance
2 1089 (20.95%) Banking
3 591 (11.37%) Front Office
4 455 (8.76%) Investment Banking
5 125 (2.41%) Retail
6 105 (2.02%) Telecoms
7 78 (1.50%) Marketing
8 72 (1.39%) Financial Institution
9 59 (1.14%) Games
10 55 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 53 (1.02%) Electronics
12 40 (0.77%) Publishing
13 29 (0.56%) Back Office
14 26 (0.50%) Advertising
15 19 (0.37%) Legal
16 15 (0.29%) Law
16 15 (0.29%) Retail Banking
17 13 (0.25%) French Language
18 12 (0.23%) Billing
19 11 (0.21%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2214 (42.60%) Spring
2 990 (19.05%) HTML
3 948 (18.24%) Hibernate
4 947 (18.22%) Web Services
5 943 (18.15%) REST
6 775 (14.91%) CSS
7 713 (13.72%) RESTful
8 703 (13.53%) AngularJS
9 638 (12.28%) XML
10 586 (11.28%) J2EE
11 545 (10.49%) Spring Boot
12 490 (9.43%) HTML5
13 483 (9.29%) JSON
14 475 (9.14%) SOAP
15 354 (6.81%) Java EE
16 343 (6.60%) Spring MVC
17 327 (6.29%) JMS
18 304 (5.85%) Node.js
19 262 (5.04%) jQuery
20 243 (4.68%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 370 (7.12%) Greenfield Project
2 341 (6.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 278 (5.35%) Equities
4 268 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
5 204 (3.93%) Fixed Income
6 188 (3.62%) Computer Science
7 177 (3.41%) Data Structures
8 172 (3.31%) Derivative
9 121 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
10 108 (2.08%) User Experience
11 95 (1.83%) Algorithms
12 80 (1.54%) Equity Derivative
13 79 (1.52%) Fintech
14 62 (1.19%) Client/Server
15 59 (1.14%) Virtual Team
16 58 (1.12%) Market Risk
17 48 (0.92%) N-Tier
18 39 (0.75%) Mobile App
19 37 (0.71%) Credit Risk
19 37 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 881 (16.95%) Linux
2 559 (10.76%) Unix
3 134 (2.58%) Windows
4 87 (1.67%) Mac OS X
5 77 (1.48%) Android
6 53 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (0.60%) Apple iOS
8 23 (0.44%) Solaris
9 17 (0.33%) CentOS
10 15 (0.29%) Mac OS
11 14 (0.27%) Ubuntu
12 10 (0.19%) VMS
12 10 (0.19%) Windows Server
13 9 (0.17%) Debian
14 4 (0.077%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.038%) AIX
16 1 (0.019%) Fedora
16 1 (0.019%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.019%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.019%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2875 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1614 (31.06%) TDD
3 939 (18.07%) Scrum
4 881 (16.95%) Microservices
5 781 (15.03%) Continuous Integration
6 735 (14.14%) OO
7 655 (12.60%) BDD
8 613 (11.80%) Test Automation
9 545 (10.49%) DevOps
10 533 (10.26%) Multithreading
11 502 (9.66%) MVC
12 449 (8.64%) Low Latency
13 404 (7.77%) Software Engineering
14 375 (7.22%) Open Source
15 365 (7.02%) SDLC
16 358 (6.89%) Electronic Trading
17 356 (6.85%) Pair Programming
18 328 (6.31%) Unit Testing
19 286 (5.50%) Web Development
20 274 (5.27%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 5193 (99.92%) Java
2 1253 (24.11%) JavaScript
3 1218 (23.44%) SQL
4 461 (8.87%) Scala
5 347 (6.68%) Python
6 268 (5.16%) C#
7 216 (4.16%) C++
8 189 (3.64%) PL/SQL
9 158 (3.04%) Ruby
10 154 (2.96%) Groovy
11 118 (2.27%) Shell Script
12 103 (1.98%) C
13 78 (1.50%) Perl
14 76 (1.46%) Bash Shell
15 63 (1.21%) Go
16 37 (0.71%) ES6
17 32 (0.62%) TypeScript
18 30 (0.58%) PHP
19 26 (0.50%) Clojure
20 24 (0.46%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 291 (5.60%) Security Cleared
2 224 (4.31%) Degree
3 196 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 71 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 32 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
6 29 (0.56%) DV Cleared
7 23 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
8 21 (0.40%) Sun Certification
9 16 (0.31%) Master's Degree
10 12 (0.23%) PhD
11 11 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
12 9 (0.17%) BC Cleared
13 7 (0.13%) OCPJP
14 3 (0.058%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.038%) A+ Certification
15 2 (0.038%) DBS Check
15 2 (0.038%) HND
16 1 (0.019%) ISEB
16 1 (0.019%) Oracle Certification
16 1 (0.019%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (2.73%) QA
2 115 (2.21%) MiFID
3 29 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 28 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
5 26 (0.50%) EMIR
6 8 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.096%) SLA
8 4 (0.077%) HL7
9 3 (0.058%) FATCA
10 2 (0.038%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.019%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.019%) GDPR
11 1 (0.019%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 421 (8.10%) Docker
2 28 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 21 (0.40%) Apache Flume
3 21 (0.40%) HDFS
4 14 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (0.19%) Varnish
6 8 (0.15%) Active Directory
7 5 (0.096%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.058%) Platform Symphony
8 3 (0.058%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.038%) GridGain
9 2 (0.038%) LXC
9 2 (0.038%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.038%) OpenDJ
9 2 (0.038%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (0.038%) vSphere
10 1 (0.019%) NFS
10 1 (0.019%) OpenIDM
10 1 (0.019%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.019%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 178 (3.43%) Ansible
2 177 (3.41%) Puppet
3 119 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
4 104 (2.00%) Kubernetes
5 48 (0.92%) Terraform
6 23 (0.44%) Kibana
6 23 (0.44%) Oozie
7 22 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
8 17 (0.33%) Prometheus
9 14 (0.27%) Grafana
10 11 (0.21%) logstash
10 11 (0.21%) Mesos
11 10 (0.19%) Consul
12 8 (0.15%) MOM
13 7 (0.13%) Rancher
14 6 (0.12%) Control-M
14 6 (0.12%) Marathon
15 4 (0.077%) rkt
15 4 (0.077%) Rundeck
15 4 (0.077%) SELinux
Vendors
1 809 (15.57%) Oracle
2 177 (3.41%) Sybase
3 144 (2.77%) TIBCO
4 124 (2.39%) IBM
5 115 (2.21%) ION Trading
6 109 (2.10%) Google
7 72 (1.39%) SAP
8 71 (1.37%) Microsoft
9 69 (1.33%) Perforce
10 59 (1.14%) Adobe
10 59 (1.14%) Red Hat
11 48 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
12 35 (0.67%) Cloudera
13 34 (0.65%) Solace
14 32 (0.62%) Bloomberg
15 29 (0.56%) Atlassian
16 28 (0.54%) Currenex
16 28 (0.54%) hybris
17 27 (0.52%) MuleSoft
18 26 (0.50%) New Relic
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Rate: Good Day Rate Based on Experience
Posted: 3 hours ago
Northamptonshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
North London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Salt
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
North East
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Difrent
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: 18 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Roc Search
Rate: £320 - £350 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £370 to £565 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ascend Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £450 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £425 per day 12 months - great projects
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Norton Blake
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Square One Resources
Rate: £435 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Adria Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Roc Search
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Roc Search
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
North London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum for 6 months
Posted: Yesterday