Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 43 40
Rank change year-on-year +10 -3 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 5,975 4,498 4,563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.96% 4.66% 4.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.28% 4.92% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,656 3,408 3,330
UK median daily rate £500 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.33% +4.50% -
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £634 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 43
UK median hourly rate £41.15 £38.00 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.29% -11.11% +22.14%
10th Percentile £35.05 £30.83 £36.50
90th Percentile £48.38 £54.15 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.15 £37.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year +9.73% -12.28% +22.14%

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 95,070 91,512 101,809
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.75% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,231 59,759 64,878
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £254 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,781 3,213 3,853
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -2.70% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.20% -2.97% +9.09%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +12 5,387 £505 +6.32% 1,390
London +15 3,440 £550 +4.76% 777
UK excluding London +3 2,485 £425 - 690
South East +11 771 £475 +5.56% 185
North of England +4 574 £413 -2.94% 164
Scotland +10 297 £380 +4.83% 52
Yorkshire 0 275 £413 -2.94% 63
North West -2 270 £413 -2.94% 90
Midlands +36 232 £400 -4.76% 70
South West -21 195 £425 +3.03% 90
East of England -13 187 £435 -3.33% 99
Northern Ireland +9 160 £430 +13.16% 14
West Midlands +27 124 £375 -10.45% 42
East Midlands +33 107 £425 +1.19% 28
Wales -16 88 £450 -2.70% 16
North East +27 35 £425 +21.43% 11

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 5,974 (99.98%) Java
2 3,271 (54.74%) Agile Software Development
3 2,650 (44.35%) Spring
4 1,984 (33.21%) TDD
5 1,433 (23.98%) Finance
6 1,415 (23.68%) JavaScript
7 1,351 (22.61%) SQL
8 1,242 (20.79%) Web Services
9 1,221 (20.44%) Microservices
10 1,203 (20.13%) REST
11 1,202 (20.12%) Hibernate
12 1,184 (19.82%) Git (software)
13 1,158 (19.38%) Banking
14 1,035 (17.32%) Maven
15 1,005 (16.82%) RESTful
16 966 (16.17%) Continuous Integration
17 965 (16.15%) BDD
18 960 (16.07%) Scrum
19 928 (15.53%) HTML
20 906 (15.16%) Jenkins
21 871 (14.58%) Spring Boot
22 854 (14.29%) AngularJS
23 851 (14.24%) Linux
24 842 (14.09%) Test Automation
25 836 (13.99%) OO
26 835 (13.97%) Oracle
27 826 (13.82%) JUnit
28 807 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
29 762 (12.75%) NoSQL
30 711 (11.90%) CSS

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
1 453 (7.58%) Tomcat
2 346 (5.79%) JBoss
3 282 (4.72%) WebSphere
4 271 (4.54%) Confluence
5 261 (4.37%) Apache
6 236 (3.95%) WebLogic
7 216 (3.62%) Elasticsearch
8 175 (2.93%) Apache Spark
9 96 (1.61%) OpenStack
10 82 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 73 (1.22%) Jetty
12 72 (1.21%) WildFly
13 71 (1.19%) Apache Solr
14 66 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
15 56 (0.94%) Mule
16 42 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
17 41 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 40 (0.67%) GemFire
19 39 (0.65%) CMS
19 39 (0.65%) MQSeries
Applications
1 14 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.10%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.067%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.050%) GIMP
4 3 (0.050%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.033%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.033%) SPSS
6 1 (0.017%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.017%) Pipeline Pilot
Business Applications
1 62 (1.04%) ION MarketView
2 43 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
3 12 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 10 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
5 8 (0.13%) R3 Corda
6 7 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
7 5 (0.084%) Actimize
8 4 (0.067%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.050%) Kondor
9 3 (0.050%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.033%) assyst
10 2 (0.033%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 2 (0.033%) Magento
10 2 (0.033%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 2 (0.033%) Unit4 Business World
11 1 (0.017%) AquaLogic BPM
11 1 (0.017%) Lawson
11 1 (0.017%) OpenText Process Suite
11 1 (0.017%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (0.017%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 807 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
2 247 (4.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 119 (1.99%) GitHub
4 101 (1.69%) PaaS
5 97 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
6 95 (1.59%) Amazon S3
7 78 (1.31%) Serverless
8 62 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
9 56 (0.94%) Amazon SQS
10 53 (0.89%) OpenShift
11 41 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
12 38 (0.64%) npm
13 36 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
14 29 (0.49%) Slack
15 17 (0.28%) SaaS
16 14 (0.23%) Google Analytics
16 14 (0.23%) Google Play
16 14 (0.23%) Heroku
16 14 (0.23%) IaaS
17 12 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 199 (3.33%) HTTP
2 89 (1.49%) TCP/IP
3 71 (1.19%) Internet
4 43 (0.72%) SSL
5 33 (0.55%) SMS
6 30 (0.50%) AMQP
7 29 (0.49%) FTP
8 25 (0.42%) FIX Connectivity
9 20 (0.33%) Kerberos
10 14 (0.23%) LDAP
11 13 (0.22%) DNS
11 13 (0.22%) Firewall
12 9 (0.15%) Intranet
12 9 (0.15%) SSH
13 8 (0.13%) DSL
14 6 (0.10%) HTTPS
15 5 (0.084%) Skype
16 3 (0.050%) Wireshark
17 2 (0.033%) Network Security
17 2 (0.033%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 762 (12.75%) NoSQL
2 596 (9.97%) Relational Database
3 529 (8.85%) MongoDB
4 441 (7.38%) MySQL
5 426 (7.13%) PostgreSQL
6 349 (5.84%) RDBMS
7 293 (4.90%) Hadoop
8 288 (4.82%) SQL Server
9 277 (4.64%) Big Data
10 149 (2.49%) Apache Cassandra
11 148 (2.48%) DB2
12 144 (2.41%) Oracle Database
13 135 (2.26%) HBase
14 92 (1.54%) Redis
15 56 (0.94%) KDB
16 50 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 42 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
18 41 (0.69%) Apache Hive
18 41 (0.69%) Neo4j
19 38 (0.64%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 1,184 (19.82%) Git (software)
2 1,035 (17.32%) Maven
3 906 (15.16%) Jenkins
4 826 (13.82%) JUnit
5 461 (7.72%) JIRA
6 385 (6.44%) Mockito
7 331 (5.54%) Subversion
8 296 (4.95%) Cucumber
9 290 (4.85%) Eclipse
10 287 (4.80%) Gradle
11 236 (3.95%) Selenium
12 191 (3.20%) Ant
13 173 (2.90%) IntelliJ
14 130 (2.18%) SonarQube
15 128 (2.14%) TeamCity
16 107 (1.79%) NUnit
17 87 (1.46%) MSTest
18 82 (1.37%) Vagrant
19 77 (1.29%) Checkstyle
20 74 (1.24%) Mercurial
General
1 1,433 (23.98%) Finance
2 1,158 (19.38%) Banking
3 588 (9.84%) Front Office
4 469 (7.85%) Investment Banking
5 125 (2.09%) Retail
6 114 (1.91%) Games
7 109 (1.82%) Telecoms
8 72 (1.21%) Marketing
9 67 (1.12%) Retail Banking
10 56 (0.94%) Manufacturing
11 44 (0.74%) Publishing
12 41 (0.69%) Electronics
12 41 (0.69%) Financial Institution
13 26 (0.44%) Automotive
13 26 (0.44%) Back Office
14 17 (0.28%) Law
15 15 (0.25%) Advertising
16 11 (0.18%) Legal
17 8 (0.13%) French Language
18 7 (0.12%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,650 (44.35%) Spring
2 1,242 (20.79%) Web Services
3 1,203 (20.13%) REST
4 1,202 (20.12%) Hibernate
5 1,005 (16.82%) RESTful
6 928 (15.53%) HTML
7 871 (14.58%) Spring Boot
8 854 (14.29%) AngularJS
9 711 (11.90%) CSS
10 695 (11.63%) J2EE
11 667 (11.16%) XML
12 586 (9.81%) JSON
13 534 (8.94%) SOAP
14 527 (8.82%) JMS
15 469 (7.85%) Node.js
16 449 (7.51%) HTML5
17 426 (7.13%) Java EE
18 367 (6.14%) React
19 364 (6.09%) Spring MVC
20 341 (5.71%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 376 (6.29%) Greenfield Project
2 341 (5.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 261 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
4 218 (3.65%) Computer Science
5 194 (3.25%) Data Structures
6 191 (3.20%) Equities
7 172 (2.88%) Fixed Income
8 166 (2.78%) Derivative
9 155 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
10 141 (2.36%) Algorithms
11 134 (2.24%) User Experience
12 122 (2.04%) Virtual Team
13 102 (1.71%) Linux Command Line
14 87 (1.46%) Fintech
15 86 (1.44%) Equity Derivative
16 51 (0.85%) Mobile App
17 48 (0.80%) N-Tier
18 42 (0.70%) Credit Risk
19 37 (0.62%) Digital Media
19 37 (0.62%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 851 (14.24%) Linux
2 631 (10.56%) Unix
3 101 (1.69%) Windows
4 89 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 70 (1.17%) Mac OS X
6 63 (1.05%) Android
6 63 (1.05%) VMS
7 37 (0.62%) Apple iOS
8 29 (0.49%) Ubuntu
9 18 (0.30%) CentOS
9 18 (0.30%) Solaris
10 12 (0.20%) AIX
11 10 (0.17%) Mac OS
12 9 (0.15%) Windows Server
13 8 (0.13%) CoreOS
14 7 (0.12%) Debian
15 6 (0.10%) HPUX
16 5 (0.084%) Windows 7
17 4 (0.067%) Windows 10
18 3 (0.050%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,271 (54.74%) Agile Software Development
2 1,984 (33.21%) TDD
3 1,221 (20.44%) Microservices
4 966 (16.17%) Continuous Integration
5 965 (16.15%) BDD
6 960 (16.07%) Scrum
7 842 (14.09%) Test Automation
8 836 (13.99%) OO
9 704 (11.78%) Multithreading
10 589 (9.86%) MVC
11 562 (9.41%) DevOps
12 489 (8.18%) Low Latency
13 481 (8.05%) Software Engineering
14 402 (6.73%) Kanban
15 393 (6.58%) Electronic Trading
16 392 (6.56%) Open Source
17 388 (6.49%) Unit Testing
18 366 (6.13%) SDLC
19 344 (5.76%) SOA
20 341 (5.71%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 5,974 (99.98%) Java
2 1,415 (23.68%) JavaScript
3 1,351 (22.61%) SQL
4 441 (7.38%) Scala
5 414 (6.93%) Python
6 206 (3.45%) Groovy
7 166 (2.78%) C#
8 154 (2.58%) PL/SQL
9 147 (2.46%) C++
10 144 (2.41%) Ruby
11 122 (2.04%) Shell Script
12 79 (1.32%) C
13 78 (1.31%) Perl
14 72 (1.21%) TypeScript
15 70 (1.17%) Bash Shell
16 61 (1.02%) ES6
16 61 (1.02%) XPath
17 58 (0.97%) Go
17 58 (0.97%) JPQL
18 56 (0.94%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 429 (7.18%) Security Cleared
2 293 (4.90%) Degree
3 289 (4.84%) SC Cleared
4 77 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 57 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
6 44 (0.74%) DV Cleared
7 43 (0.72%) PhD
8 39 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
9 34 (0.57%) Sun Certification
10 17 (0.28%) Master's Degree
11 11 (0.18%) BC Cleared
12 9 (0.15%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.084%) CTC Cleared
13 5 (0.084%) PMP
14 4 (0.067%) OCP
14 4 (0.067%) Oracle Certification
15 2 (0.033%) ISTQB
15 2 (0.033%) PMI Certification
16 1 (0.017%) CFA
16 1 (0.017%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (2.78%) QA
2 65 (1.09%) MiFID
3 29 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
4 23 (0.38%) GCP
5 11 (0.18%) GDPR
6 9 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
6 9 (0.15%) EMIR
7 8 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.12%) SLA
9 6 (0.10%) HL7
10 3 (0.050%) PMO
10 3 (0.050%) WCAG
11 2 (0.033%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.017%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.017%) ISO 8583
12 1 (0.017%) SEPA
System Software
1 641 (10.73%) Docker
2 64 (1.07%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 60 (1.00%) HDFS
4 31 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (0.33%) vSphere
6 14 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.13%) VirtualBox
8 5 (0.084%) Active Directory
9 4 (0.067%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.050%) GeoWebCache
11 2 (0.033%) OpenAM
11 2 (0.033%) OpenDJ
11 2 (0.033%) Varnish
12 1 (0.017%) etcd
12 1 (0.017%) KVM
12 1 (0.017%) OpenIDM
12 1 (0.017%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.017%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 298 (4.99%) Ansible
2 290 (4.85%) Puppet
3 226 (3.78%) Opscode Chef
4 161 (2.69%) Kubernetes
5 63 (1.05%) Kibana
6 58 (0.97%) Terraform
7 54 (0.90%) Hadoop YARN
8 47 (0.79%) Grafana
9 40 (0.67%) Cobbler
10 32 (0.54%) logstash
11 14 (0.23%) Consul
12 10 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
12 10 (0.17%) Mesos
12 10 (0.17%) Rancher
13 9 (0.15%) Opsview
13 9 (0.15%) Zipkin
14 8 (0.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
15 7 (0.12%) Control-M
15 7 (0.12%) Oozie
15 7 (0.12%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 835 (13.97%) Oracle
2 153 (2.56%) Sybase
3 147 (2.46%) TIBCO
4 138 (2.31%) IBM
5 111 (1.86%) Google
6 79 (1.32%) Red Hat
7 74 (1.24%) ION Trading
8 69 (1.15%) Microsoft
9 66 (1.10%) Perforce
10 63 (1.05%) Splunk
11 58 (0.97%) Atlassian
12 51 (0.85%) MuleSoft
13 50 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
14 47 (0.79%) SAP
15 37 (0.62%) AppDynamics
15 37 (0.62%) Bloomberg
15 37 (0.62%) hybris
16 36 (0.60%) Reuters
17 34 (0.57%) Solace
17 34 (0.57%) VMware