Period
to 21 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 36 39
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 5,401 4,870 4,769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.40% 5.34% 4.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.69% 5.63% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,150 3,682 3,691
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £369 £338 £313
90th Percentile £675 £644 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 31 32
UK median hourly rate £36.52 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.07% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £21.25 £36.25 £31.96
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +11.84%

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 94,869 86,564 101,481
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.95% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,095 55,999 65,887
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,065 2,864 3,105
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.68 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -11.15% +18.87%

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 21 June 2018.

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 21 June 2018.

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 21 June 2018. 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 -3 4,924 £510 +7.37% 1,276
London +1 3,057 £550 +4.76% 671
UK excluding London -2 2,292 £430 +2.38% 688
South East +12 707 £450 - 168
North of England -5 623 £425 - 187
Yorkshire -5 301 £425 +1.19% 73
Scotland -13 266 £400 +11.89% 61
North West -10 260 £425 - 105
Midlands +3 240 £425 +1.19% 94
East of England -24 151 £488 +8.33% 107
South West -26 142 £438 +6.06% 48
West Midlands +16 140 £425 - 61
Northern Ireland +5 116 £460 +11.52% 8
East Midlands -12 99 £425 +3.66% 33
North East +7 63 £400 +14.29% 9
Wales -11 50 £431 +4.86% 15

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, 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 5,398 (99.94%) Java
2 2,852 (52.81%) Agile Software Development
3 2,506 (46.40%) Spring
4 1,860 (34.44%) TDD
5 1,791 (33.16%) Java 8
6 1,396 (25.85%) Microservices
7 1,127 (20.87%) JavaScript
8 1,102 (20.40%) Hibernate
9 1,098 (20.33%) Finance
10 1,048 (19.40%) Git (software)
11 1,047 (19.39%) REST
12 1,020 (18.89%) Spring Boot
13 977 (18.09%) Maven
14 966 (17.89%) Web Services
15 948 (17.55%) RESTful
16 944 (17.48%) SQL
17 927 (17.16%) Scrum
18 904 (16.74%) Jenkins
19 894 (16.55%) BDD
20 848 (15.70%) Banking
21 769 (14.24%) Continuous Integration
22 767 (14.20%) Amazon AWS
23 728 (13.48%) Linux
24 715 (13.24%) OO
25 707 (13.09%) HTML
26 696 (12.89%) AngularJS
27 686 (12.70%) Docker
28 667 (12.35%) Test Automation
29 657 (12.16%) Oracle
30 645 (11.94%) 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
1 377 (6.98%) Tomcat
2 296 (5.48%) Apache
3 265 (4.91%) WebSphere
4 235 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
5 219 (4.05%) JBoss
6 186 (3.44%) Confluence
7 177 (3.28%) WebLogic
8 163 (3.02%) Apache Spark
9 82 (1.52%) Mule
10 66 (1.22%) Cloud Foundry
11 63 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 59 (1.09%) Jetty
13 57 (1.06%) OpenStack
14 56 (1.04%) CMS
15 54 (1.00%) Apache Solr
16 51 (0.94%) WildFly
17 40 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
18 37 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 35 (0.65%) GlassFish
19 35 (0.65%) Liferay
Applications
1 16 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.19%) GIMP
2 10 (0.19%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.11%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.019%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.019%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.019%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 67 (1.24%) ION MarketView
2 10 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.074%) AquaLogic BPM
3 4 (0.074%) Global One
3 4 (0.074%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.056%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 3 (0.056%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.037%) Magento
5 2 (0.037%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.037%) Postilion
5 2 (0.037%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.037%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.019%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.019%) Kondor
6 1 (0.019%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.019%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.019%) SunGard GMI
6 1 (0.019%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 767 (14.20%) Amazon AWS
2 186 (3.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 102 (1.89%) GitHub
4 81 (1.50%) Amazon S3
5 73 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
6 48 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
7 43 (0.80%) OpenShift
7 43 (0.80%) PaaS
8 42 (0.78%) npm
8 42 (0.78%) Serverless
9 37 (0.69%) Heroku
10 31 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
11 30 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
12 29 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
13 24 (0.44%) Slack
14 22 (0.41%) SaaS
15 19 (0.35%) IaaS
16 13 (0.24%) Yarn
17 11 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
18 8 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 168 (3.11%) HTTP
2 73 (1.35%) TCP/IP
3 35 (0.65%) Kerberos
4 32 (0.59%) SSL
5 28 (0.52%) Internet
6 25 (0.46%) FTP
7 24 (0.44%) SMS
8 22 (0.41%) DNS
9 15 (0.28%) SSH
10 13 (0.24%) Skype
11 12 (0.22%) AMQP
11 12 (0.22%) Firewall
12 6 (0.11%) FIX Connectivity
13 5 (0.093%) HTTPS
13 5 (0.093%) SMTP
14 4 (0.074%) Broadband
14 4 (0.074%) Network Security
14 4 (0.074%) RTMP
14 4 (0.074%) SNMP
15 3 (0.056%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 605 (11.20%) NoSQL
2 492 (9.11%) Relational Database
3 456 (8.44%) MongoDB
4 452 (8.37%) PostgreSQL
5 391 (7.24%) MySQL
6 316 (5.85%) Big Data
7 248 (4.59%) Hadoop
8 244 (4.52%) SQL Server
9 201 (3.72%) RDBMS
10 152 (2.81%) Apache Cassandra
11 119 (2.20%) Oracle Database
12 113 (2.09%) HBase
13 89 (1.65%) Redis
14 77 (1.43%) DB2
14 77 (1.43%) Neo4j
15 48 (0.89%) Couchbase
16 39 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 39 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
17 38 (0.70%) Blockchain
18 36 (0.67%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 1,048 (19.40%) Git (software)
2 977 (18.09%) Maven
3 904 (16.74%) Jenkins
4 639 (11.83%) JUnit
5 375 (6.94%) JIRA
6 324 (6.00%) Mockito
7 304 (5.63%) Cucumber
8 284 (5.26%) Gradle
9 238 (4.41%) Selenium
10 232 (4.30%) Subversion
11 195 (3.61%) Eclipse
12 115 (2.13%) IntelliJ
12 115 (2.13%) SonarQube
13 89 (1.65%) Bitbucket
14 87 (1.61%) Ant
14 87 (1.61%) TeamCity
15 73 (1.35%) jMock
16 64 (1.18%) NUnit
17 56 (1.04%) DbUnit
17 56 (1.04%) MSTest
General
1 1,098 (20.33%) Finance
2 848 (15.70%) Banking
3 515 (9.54%) Front Office
4 285 (5.28%) Investment Banking
5 110 (2.04%) Games
6 103 (1.91%) Retail
7 87 (1.61%) Telecoms
8 48 (0.89%) Marketing
9 41 (0.76%) Publishing
10 40 (0.74%) Advertising
11 39 (0.72%) Financial Institution
12 35 (0.65%) Electronics
13 31 (0.57%) Retail Banking
14 30 (0.56%) Manufacturing
15 26 (0.48%) Back Office
16 25 (0.46%) Automotive
17 23 (0.43%) Law
18 12 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
19 11 (0.20%) Legal
20 8 (0.15%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,506 (46.40%) Spring
2 1,102 (20.40%) Hibernate
3 1,047 (19.39%) REST
4 1,020 (18.89%) Spring Boot
5 966 (17.89%) Web Services
6 948 (17.55%) RESTful
7 707 (13.09%) HTML
8 696 (12.89%) AngularJS
9 645 (11.94%) J2EE
10 533 (9.87%) SOAP
11 514 (9.52%) CSS
12 469 (8.68%) XML
13 456 (8.44%) Kafka
14 449 (8.31%) JSON
15 397 (7.35%) JMS
16 388 (7.18%) Java EE
17 374 (6.92%) Node.js
18 347 (6.42%) React
19 311 (5.76%) HTML5
20 288 (5.33%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 376 (6.96%) Greenfield Project
2 290 (5.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 201 (3.72%) Computer Science
4 176 (3.26%) Algorithms
5 174 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
6 168 (3.11%) Derivative
7 161 (2.98%) User Experience
8 137 (2.54%) Equities
9 134 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
9 134 (2.48%) Fixed Income
10 124 (2.30%) Data Structures
11 121 (2.24%) Fintech
12 76 (1.41%) Mobile App
13 62 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
14 60 (1.11%) Equity Derivative
15 48 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
16 44 (0.81%) Hedge funds
17 38 (0.70%) Credit Risk
18 37 (0.69%) Virtual Team
19 18 (0.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 728 (13.48%) Linux
2 528 (9.78%) Unix
3 78 (1.44%) Windows
4 77 (1.43%) Android
5 72 (1.33%) Mac OS X
6 48 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 44 (0.81%) Apple iOS
8 28 (0.52%) VMS
9 26 (0.48%) Ubuntu
10 18 (0.33%) CentOS
11 15 (0.28%) AIX
12 8 (0.15%) Mac OS
12 8 (0.15%) Solaris
13 6 (0.11%) HPUX
13 6 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.093%) Windows Server
15 2 (0.037%) Debian
15 2 (0.037%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.037%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.037%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,852 (52.81%) Agile Software Development
2 1,860 (34.44%) TDD
3 1,396 (25.85%) Microservices
4 927 (17.16%) Scrum
5 894 (16.55%) BDD
6 769 (14.24%) Continuous Integration
7 715 (13.24%) OO
8 667 (12.35%) Test Automation
9 578 (10.70%) DevOps
10 558 (10.33%) Multithreading
11 461 (8.54%) Software Engineering
12 426 (7.89%) Low Latency
13 424 (7.85%) MVC
14 409 (7.57%) Kanban
15 351 (6.50%) Electronic Trading
16 332 (6.15%) Pair Programming
17 322 (5.96%) E-Commerce
18 317 (5.87%) Open Source
18 317 (5.87%) Unit Testing
19 302 (5.59%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 5,398 (99.94%) Java
2 1,791 (33.16%) Java 8
3 1,127 (20.87%) JavaScript
4 944 (17.48%) SQL
5 399 (7.39%) Scala
6 314 (5.81%) Python
7 180 (3.33%) Groovy
8 121 (2.24%) C#
9 116 (2.15%) PL/SQL
10 115 (2.13%) C++
11 103 (1.91%) Kotlin
12 99 (1.83%) Shell Script
13 92 (1.70%) TypeScript
14 90 (1.67%) Ruby
15 88 (1.63%) Bash Shell
16 73 (1.35%) C
17 69 (1.28%) ES6
18 65 (1.20%) PHP
19 56 (1.04%) Perl
20 51 (0.94%) XPath
Qualifications
1 408 (7.55%) Security Cleared
2 299 (5.54%) SC Cleared
3 291 (5.39%) Degree
4 98 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 43 (0.80%) DV Cleared
6 42 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
7 39 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
8 37 (0.69%) Master's Degree
9 12 (0.22%) PhD
10 9 (0.17%) BC Cleared
10 9 (0.17%) DBS Check
10 9 (0.17%) Sun Certification
11 7 (0.13%) AWS Certification
12 4 (0.074%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.037%) HND
13 2 (0.037%) ISEB
13 2 (0.037%) OCPJP
14 1 (0.019%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (1.98%) QA
2 30 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 18 (0.33%) GDPR
4 17 (0.31%) GCP
4 17 (0.31%) PMO
5 12 (0.22%) MiFID
6 11 (0.20%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
7 9 (0.17%) EMIR
8 7 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.11%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.11%) SEPA
9 6 (0.11%) SLA
10 2 (0.037%) HL7
11 1 (0.019%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.019%) WAI
System Software
1 686 (12.70%) Docker
2 76 (1.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 50 (0.93%) HDFS
4 40 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 32 (0.59%) vSphere
6 14 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.19%) Active Directory
8 5 (0.093%) GeoWebCache
8 5 (0.093%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.037%) Platform Symphony
10 1 (0.019%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.019%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.019%) vCloud
10 1 (0.019%) Xen
Systems Management
1 197 (3.65%) Ansible
2 178 (3.30%) Puppet
3 169 (3.13%) Kubernetes
4 144 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
5 115 (2.13%) Terraform
6 74 (1.37%) Hadoop YARN
7 35 (0.65%) Grafana
8 27 (0.50%) Kibana
9 24 (0.44%) logstash
10 22 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
10 22 (0.41%) Prometheus
11 21 (0.39%) HP ALM
12 20 (0.37%) Mesos
13 18 (0.33%) Rancher
14 15 (0.28%) Cobbler
15 13 (0.24%) Business Desktop Deployment
16 12 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
17 10 (0.19%) Graylog
17 10 (0.19%) Marathon
18 9 (0.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 657 (12.16%) Oracle
2 125 (2.31%) IBM
3 89 (1.65%) Sybase
4 88 (1.63%) TIBCO
5 86 (1.59%) Google
6 70 (1.30%) ION Trading
7 55 (1.02%) Splunk
8 52 (0.96%) MuleSoft
9 49 (0.91%) Microsoft
10 46 (0.85%) VMware
11 41 (0.76%) Red Hat
12 38 (0.70%) Atlassian
13 35 (0.65%) Adobe
13 35 (0.65%) Perforce
14 32 (0.59%) Hortonworks
14 32 (0.59%) hybris
15 29 (0.54%) SAP
16 26 (0.48%) AppDynamics
17 24 (0.44%) WSO2
18 23 (0.43%) Capita