Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 33 43
Rank change year-on-year -3 +10 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 6,000 5,769 4,790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.82% 5.86% 4.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.14% 6.18% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,625 4,397 3,685
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £381 £363 £320
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 31 25
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +6.49% -9.94%
10th Percentile £31.92 £35.00 £30.75
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.19% -9.94%

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 97,660 93,414 100,429
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.91% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,124 61,239 65,458
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £253
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,150 2,806 3,265
UK median hourly rate £17.99 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.34% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% - +2.86%

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 15 October 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 15 October 2018.

Contractor 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 15 October 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 -4 5,476 £525 +5.00% 1,261
London -4 3,332 £550 - 705
UK excluding London -1 2,612 £450 +5.88% 661
South East +14 763 £500 +5.76% 168
North of England -5 627 £425 - 151
Scotland -5 341 £400 - 69
Midlands +44 299 £450 +8.11% 86
North West -8 284 £425 - 89
Yorkshire -6 275 £438 +2.94% 46
East of England +10 236 £500 +15.27% 90
South West -12 217 £425 - 61
West Midlands +52 170 £450 +20.00% 38
East Midlands +33 125 £420 -1.18% 48
North East +22 70 £400 -5.88% 16
Northern Ireland -3 65 £432 +4.61% 11
Wales -8 65 £450 - 25
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 5,996 (99.93%) Java
2 3,374 (56.23%) Agile Software Development
3 3,003 (50.05%) Spring
4 2,147 (35.78%) TDD
5 2,101 (35.02%) Java 8
6 1,753 (29.22%) Microservices
7 1,451 (24.18%) Spring Boot
8 1,259 (20.98%) Hibernate
9 1,256 (20.93%) JavaScript
10 1,201 (20.02%) Git (software)
11 1,165 (19.42%) Finance
12 1,163 (19.38%) REST
13 1,151 (19.18%) Maven
14 1,113 (18.55%) Docker
15 1,068 (17.80%) Jenkins
16 1,029 (17.15%) BDD
16 1,029 (17.15%) RESTful
17 1,021 (17.02%) Web Services
18 1,018 (16.97%) SQL
19 993 (16.55%) Scrum
20 984 (16.40%) Amazon AWS
21 931 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
22 901 (15.02%) Banking
23 841 (14.02%) AngularJS
24 836 (13.93%) DevOps
25 785 (13.08%) OO
26 784 (13.07%) Oracle
27 782 (13.03%) HTML
28 779 (12.98%) JUnit
28 779 (12.98%) NoSQL

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
1 483 (8.05%) Tomcat
2 334 (5.57%) WebSphere
3 297 (4.95%) Apache
4 273 (4.55%) WebLogic
5 267 (4.45%) JBoss
6 249 (4.15%) Elasticsearch
7 240 (4.00%) Confluence
8 175 (2.92%) Apache Spark
9 126 (2.10%) Mule
10 122 (2.03%) OpenStack
11 95 (1.58%) Jetty
12 83 (1.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 78 (1.30%) WildFly
14 62 (1.03%) MQSeries
15 52 (0.87%) Apache Solr
16 50 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
17 49 (0.82%) CMS
18 45 (0.75%) Oracle Service Bus
19 36 (0.60%) nginx
20 31 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.17%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.15%) GIMP
3 9 (0.15%) Photoshop
3 9 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.033%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.033%) EngageOne
5 2 (0.033%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 48 (0.80%) ION MarketView
2 18 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (0.17%) AquaLogic BPM
4 5 (0.083%) Endur
4 5 (0.083%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.067%) Global One
5 4 (0.067%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.050%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 3 (0.050%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.050%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.033%) LatentZero
7 2 (0.033%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.033%) R3 Corda
7 2 (0.033%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.017%) Actimize
8 1 (0.017%) Distributed Ledger
8 1 (0.017%) Oracle FAH
8 1 (0.017%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.017%) Postilion
8 1 (0.017%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 984 (16.40%) Amazon AWS
2 293 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 148 (2.47%) GitHub
4 69 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
5 68 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 63 (1.05%) Amazon S3
7 47 (0.78%) PaaS
8 46 (0.77%) npm
9 44 (0.73%) OpenShift
10 43 (0.72%) Serverless
11 32 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
12 31 (0.52%) Heroku
13 28 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
14 23 (0.38%) IaaS
14 23 (0.38%) SaaS
15 20 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
16 18 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
17 17 (0.28%) Google Analytics
18 13 (0.22%) Amazon Kinesis
18 13 (0.22%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 166 (2.77%) HTTP
2 74 (1.23%) TCP/IP
3 63 (1.05%) SSL
4 41 (0.68%) Kerberos
5 36 (0.60%) FTP
6 26 (0.43%) AMQP
7 24 (0.40%) DNS
8 21 (0.35%) Firewall
9 18 (0.30%) SMS
10 15 (0.25%) Internet
10 15 (0.25%) SNMP
11 13 (0.22%) FIX Connectivity
12 10 (0.17%) Software-Defined Networking
12 10 (0.17%) SSH
13 9 (0.15%) HTTPS
14 8 (0.13%) Skype
15 5 (0.083%) Broadband
15 5 (0.083%) Cisco Nexus
15 5 (0.083%) Reverse Proxy
16 4 (0.067%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 779 (12.98%) NoSQL
2 550 (9.17%) MongoDB
3 531 (8.85%) Relational Database
4 530 (8.83%) PostgreSQL
5 406 (6.77%) MySQL
6 299 (4.98%) Big Data
7 292 (4.87%) Hadoop
8 260 (4.33%) SQL Server
9 234 (3.90%) RDBMS
10 232 (3.87%) Apache Cassandra
11 108 (1.80%) Redis
12 106 (1.77%) HBase
13 105 (1.75%) Oracle Database
14 87 (1.45%) Couchbase
15 79 (1.32%) DB2
16 55 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 39 (0.65%) Neo4j
18 34 (0.57%) Riak
19 33 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
20 25 (0.42%) KDB
Development Applications
1 1,201 (20.02%) Git (software)
2 1,151 (19.18%) Maven
3 1,068 (17.80%) Jenkins
4 779 (12.98%) JUnit
5 495 (8.25%) JIRA
6 344 (5.73%) Cucumber
7 334 (5.57%) Mockito
8 315 (5.25%) Gradle
9 243 (4.05%) Selenium
9 243 (4.05%) Subversion
10 238 (3.97%) Eclipse
11 168 (2.80%) SonarQube
12 164 (2.73%) IntelliJ
13 124 (2.07%) TeamCity
14 123 (2.05%) NUnit
15 121 (2.02%) Bitbucket
16 120 (2.00%) MSTest
17 118 (1.97%) Ant
18 101 (1.68%) jMock
19 96 (1.60%) Vagrant
General
1 1,165 (19.42%) Finance
2 901 (15.02%) Banking
3 519 (8.65%) Front Office
4 308 (5.13%) Investment Banking
5 132 (2.20%) Retail
6 122 (2.03%) Games
7 118 (1.97%) Telecoms
8 65 (1.08%) Marketing
9 45 (0.75%) Advertising
10 43 (0.72%) Financial Institution
11 39 (0.65%) Back Office
12 35 (0.58%) Manufacturing
13 34 (0.57%) Electronics
14 30 (0.50%) Publishing
15 24 (0.40%) Automotive
16 21 (0.35%) Law
17 16 (0.27%) Billing
17 16 (0.27%) Retail Banking
18 14 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
19 10 (0.17%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,003 (50.05%) Spring
2 1,451 (24.18%) Spring Boot
3 1,259 (20.98%) Hibernate
4 1,163 (19.38%) REST
5 1,029 (17.15%) RESTful
6 1,021 (17.02%) Web Services
7 841 (14.02%) AngularJS
8 782 (13.03%) HTML
9 687 (11.45%) J2EE
10 618 (10.30%) CSS
11 612 (10.20%) Kafka
12 520 (8.67%) SOAP
13 508 (8.47%) XML
14 487 (8.12%) JSON
15 483 (8.05%) JMS
16 412 (6.87%) React
17 398 (6.63%) HTML5
17 398 (6.63%) Java EE
18 382 (6.37%) Apache Camel
19 372 (6.20%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 552 (9.20%) Greenfield Project
2 265 (4.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 214 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 194 (3.23%) Equities
5 189 (3.15%) Fixed Income
6 187 (3.12%) Fintech
7 174 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
7 174 (2.90%) Derivative
8 144 (2.40%) Algorithms
9 136 (2.27%) User Experience
10 114 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
11 104 (1.73%) Data Structures
12 91 (1.52%) Mobile App
13 67 (1.12%) Equity Derivative
14 60 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
15 58 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
16 47 (0.78%) Cloud Native
17 41 (0.68%) Hedge funds
18 26 (0.43%) Reference Data
19 25 (0.42%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 652 (10.87%) Linux
2 523 (8.72%) Unix
3 104 (1.73%) Windows
4 83 (1.38%) Android
5 68 (1.13%) VMS
6 58 (0.97%) Apple iOS
7 29 (0.48%) Ubuntu
8 28 (0.47%) Mac OS X
9 18 (0.30%) Solaris
10 17 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (0.17%) CentOS
12 4 (0.067%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.067%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.050%) Windows Server
14 1 (0.017%) HPUX
14 1 (0.017%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,374 (56.23%) Agile Software Development
2 2,147 (35.78%) TDD
3 1,753 (29.22%) Microservices
4 1,029 (17.15%) BDD
5 993 (16.55%) Scrum
6 931 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
7 836 (13.93%) DevOps
8 785 (13.08%) OO
9 731 (12.18%) Test Automation
10 570 (9.50%) Multithreading
11 527 (8.78%) Software Engineering
12 462 (7.70%) MVC
13 426 (7.10%) Kanban
14 374 (6.23%) Low Latency
15 361 (6.02%) Open Source
16 341 (5.68%) Pair Programming
17 324 (5.40%) SOA
18 314 (5.23%) Problem-Solving
19 311 (5.18%) Unit Testing
20 292 (4.87%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5,996 (99.93%) Java
2 2,101 (35.02%) Java 8
3 1,256 (20.93%) JavaScript
4 1,018 (16.97%) SQL
5 393 (6.55%) Scala
6 373 (6.22%) Python
7 202 (3.37%) Groovy
8 198 (3.30%) C#
9 158 (2.63%) C++
9 158 (2.63%) PL/SQL
10 107 (1.78%) TypeScript
11 99 (1.65%) Kotlin
12 98 (1.63%) Shell Script
13 95 (1.58%) Java 9
14 80 (1.33%) ES6
15 78 (1.30%) Ruby
16 68 (1.13%) C
17 67 (1.12%) Bash Shell
18 66 (1.10%) Perl
19 62 (1.03%) XPath
Qualifications
1 493 (8.22%) Security Cleared
2 397 (6.62%) SC Cleared
3 280 (4.67%) Degree
4 117 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 43 (0.72%) DV Cleared
6 39 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
7 33 (0.55%) Master's Degree
8 21 (0.35%) AWS Certification
9 11 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
10 9 (0.15%) BC Cleared
11 8 (0.13%) ISEB
11 8 (0.13%) Sun Certification
12 7 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
13 6 (0.10%) DBS Check
13 6 (0.10%) ISTQB
14 5 (0.083%) HND
14 5 (0.083%) OCPJP
15 1 (0.017%) MOS
15 1 (0.017%) Oracle Certification
15 1 (0.017%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (2.27%) QA
2 22 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 20 (0.33%) PMO
4 15 (0.25%) GDPR
5 9 (0.15%) ISO 20022
6 5 (0.083%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.050%) SLA
8 2 (0.033%) HL7
8 2 (0.033%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.033%) PSD2
9 1 (0.017%) EMIR
9 1 (0.017%) IFRS
9 1 (0.017%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.017%) MiFID
9 1 (0.017%) WAI
9 1 (0.017%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,113 (18.55%) Docker
2 52 (0.87%) HDFS
3 47 (0.78%) vSphere
4 46 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 43 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 16 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.067%) Active Directory
8 3 (0.050%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.033%) Firmware
9 2 (0.033%) KVM
9 2 (0.033%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.017%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.017%) Varnish
10 1 (0.017%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 378 (6.30%) Kubernetes
2 349 (5.82%) Ansible
3 273 (4.55%) Puppet
4 263 (4.38%) Opscode Chef
5 161 (2.68%) Terraform
6 60 (1.00%) Cobbler
7 49 (0.82%) Hadoop YARN
8 46 (0.77%) Kibana
9 44 (0.73%) Mesos
10 39 (0.65%) Grafana
11 31 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
11 31 (0.52%) Marathon
12 30 (0.50%) logstash
13 29 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
14 24 (0.40%) Prometheus
15 21 (0.35%) Rancher
16 17 (0.28%) Amdocs OSS
17 13 (0.22%) linkerd
18 12 (0.20%) CA Single Sign-On
18 12 (0.20%) Consul
Vendors
1 784 (13.07%) Oracle
2 133 (2.22%) Google
3 98 (1.63%) IBM
4 89 (1.48%) Sybase
4 89 (1.48%) TIBCO
5 69 (1.15%) Microsoft
6 68 (1.13%) MuleSoft
7 55 (0.92%) VMware
8 54 (0.90%) WSO2
9 53 (0.88%) Atlassian
10 49 (0.82%) ION Trading
11 48 (0.80%) SAP
12 44 (0.73%) Adobe
13 35 (0.58%) Splunk
14 33 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
15 32 (0.53%) webMethods
16 29 (0.48%) Apigee
17 24 (0.40%) Red Hat
18 22 (0.37%) hybris
18 22 (0.37%) Perforce