Period
to 14 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

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
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 49 57 37
Rank change year-on-year +8 -20 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 1,589 3,694 5,850
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 4.66% 4.07% 5.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.01% 4.32% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,297 2,835 4,578
Median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £400 £400 £375
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £477 £450 £431
% change year-on-year +6.00% +4.35% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 28
Median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +17.65% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £21.25
90th Percentile £64.13 £60.13 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -36.36% +22.22% +5.88%

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 31,714 85,561 97,098
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.99% 94.32% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,666 56,125 63,594
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +3.21%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £269
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.80% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,316 2,919 3,116
Median hourly rate £26.87 £19.64 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.81% +9.11% -3.74%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.17 £11.02
90th Percentile £52.31 £52.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +16.22% +5.71% -1.55%

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 14 August 2020.

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 14 August 2020.

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 14 August 2020. 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 +11 1,456 £550 +4.76% 392
London +17 1,068 £600 +4.35% 218
UK excluding London -6 475 £477 +6.00% 192
Work from Home +1 121 £500 - 70
North of England -17 111 £500 +8.11% 60
South West +27 88 £525 +16.67% 33
East of England +19 72 £500 +5.26% 17
South East -12 70 £473 +2.27% 37
Yorkshire +6 62 £523 +10.00% 20
Scotland -19 55 £450 - 9
North West -16 41 £500 +11.11% 29
Midlands -4 39 £413 -8.33% 25
Northern Ireland +4 27 £450 -1.10% 6
West Midlands -4 25 £413 -8.33% 15
East Midlands +33 14 £423 -6.11% 10
Wales +21 13 £413 - 5
North East +20 8 £425 -10.53% 11

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, 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 1,589 (100.00%) Java
2 813 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
3 615 (38.70%) Spring
4 590 (37.13%) Microservices
5 506 (31.84%) AWS
6 483 (30.40%) Finance
7 440 (27.69%) Java 8
8 418 (26.31%) TDD
9 388 (24.42%) Banking
10 371 (23.35%) Docker
11 355 (22.34%) Spring Boot
12 310 (19.51%) Kubernetes
13 309 (19.45%) SQL
14 305 (19.19%) Front Office
15 291 (18.31%) Web Services
16 287 (18.06%) Azure
17 272 (17.12%) DevOps
18 254 (15.98%) BDD
19 244 (15.36%) Software Engineering
20 233 (14.66%) Test Automation
20 233 (14.66%) Jenkins
21 231 (14.54%) Investment Banking
22 229 (14.41%) Multithreading
23 222 (13.97%) Security Cleared
23 222 (13.97%) Fixed Income
23 222 (13.97%) Oracle
24 221 (13.91%) Linux
24 221 (13.91%) Git (software)
25 220 (13.85%) JavaScript
26 216 (13.59%) Maven

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 66 (4.15%) Apache
2 62 (3.90%) Confluence
2 62 (3.90%) Mule
3 55 (3.46%) Apache Spark
4 52 (3.27%) Red Hat Fuse
5 40 (2.52%) Tomcat
6 39 (2.45%) WebLogic
7 37 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
8 35 (2.20%) Oracle Service Bus
9 33 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 31 (1.95%) JBoss
11 25 (1.57%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.63%) AquaLogic
12 10 (0.63%) CMS
12 10 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
13 9 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
13 9 (0.57%) Oracle Coherence
14 7 (0.44%) Apache ServiceMix
14 7 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.38%) Camunda
Applications
1 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.19%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.063%) LaTeX
3 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.063%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.063%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 16 (1.01%) ION MarketView
2 10 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.063%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.063%) SunGard Martini
4 1 (0.063%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 506 (31.84%) AWS
2 287 (18.06%) Azure
3 138 (8.68%) GCP
4 75 (4.72%) Serverless
5 68 (4.28%) Amazon ECS
5 68 (4.28%) AWS Lambda
6 59 (3.71%) OpenShift
7 48 (3.02%) Amazon EC2
8 44 (2.77%) Apigee
9 41 (2.58%) Amazon S3
10 37 (2.33%) Amazon SQS
11 29 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
12 21 (1.32%) GitHub
13 10 (0.63%) Amazon Kinesis
14 8 (0.50%) AWS Fargate
14 8 (0.50%) SaaS
15 7 (0.44%) Boomi
16 5 (0.31%) AWS Step Functions
16 5 (0.31%) npm
17 4 (0.25%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.14%) HTTP
2 31 (1.95%) SSL
3 30 (1.89%) HTTPS
4 10 (0.63%) FTP
5 6 (0.38%) FIX Connectivity
5 6 (0.38%) Skype
6 5 (0.31%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.25%) Firewall
7 4 (0.25%) Internet
8 3 (0.19%) DNS
9 2 (0.13%) SSH
10 1 (0.063%) Intranet
10 1 (0.063%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.063%) LAN
10 1 (0.063%) RTMP
10 1 (0.063%) VPN
10 1 (0.063%) WebEx
10 1 (0.063%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (9.50%) MongoDB
2 146 (9.19%) SQL Server
3 125 (7.87%) Relational Database
4 123 (7.74%) NoSQL
5 95 (5.98%) MySQL
6 83 (5.22%) PostgreSQL
7 54 (3.40%) Amazon Redshift
8 47 (2.96%) RDBMS
9 44 (2.77%) Amazon RDS
10 33 (2.08%) Oracle Database
11 31 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
11 31 (1.95%) Hadoop
12 26 (1.64%) Big Data
13 24 (1.51%) Hazelcast
14 21 (1.32%) Amazon Aurora
15 17 (1.07%) Redis
16 14 (0.88%) DB2
17 12 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 10 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
18 10 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 233 (14.66%) Jenkins
2 221 (13.91%) Git (software)
3 216 (13.59%) Maven
4 126 (7.93%) JUnit
5 94 (5.92%) Mockito
6 79 (4.97%) JIRA
7 76 (4.78%) GitLab
8 73 (4.59%) Cucumber
9 72 (4.53%) Artifactory
10 58 (3.65%) Gradle
11 46 (2.89%) Subversion
12 40 (2.52%) SonarQube
13 25 (1.57%) Eclipse
13 25 (1.57%) RStudio
13 25 (1.57%) Selenium
14 24 (1.51%) jMock
15 19 (1.20%) Ant
15 19 (1.20%) IntelliJ
16 17 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 16 (1.01%) DbUnit
General
1 483 (30.40%) Finance
2 388 (24.42%) Banking
3 305 (19.19%) Front Office
4 231 (14.54%) Investment Banking
5 159 (10.01%) Public Sector
6 43 (2.71%) Telecoms
7 41 (2.58%) Marketing
8 40 (2.52%) Manufacturing
9 39 (2.45%) Electronics
10 28 (1.76%) Financial Institution
11 17 (1.07%) Retail
12 9 (0.57%) Back Office
13 8 (0.50%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.44%) Games
15 6 (0.38%) Advertising
15 6 (0.38%) Police
16 5 (0.31%) Law
17 4 (0.25%) French Language
18 3 (0.19%) Automotive
19 2 (0.13%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 615 (38.70%) Spring
2 355 (22.34%) Spring Boot
3 291 (18.31%) Web Services
4 187 (11.77%) REST
5 164 (10.32%) RESTful
6 157 (9.88%) J2EE
7 153 (9.63%) AngularJS
8 136 (8.56%) Kafka
9 133 (8.37%) Hibernate
10 118 (7.43%) Apache Camel
11 117 (7.36%) HTML
12 111 (6.99%) React
13 107 (6.73%) SOAP
14 96 (6.04%) Middleware
15 93 (5.85%) XML
16 86 (5.41%) JSON
17 83 (5.22%) CSS
18 72 (4.53%) ActiveMQ
19 71 (4.47%) Swagger
20 64 (4.03%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 222 (13.97%) Fixed Income
2 150 (9.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 114 (7.17%) Equities
4 110 (6.92%) Derivative
5 94 (5.92%) Greenfield Project
6 78 (4.91%) Hedge funds
7 72 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
8 40 (2.52%) Data Structures
9 38 (2.39%) Algorithms
10 31 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
11 29 (1.83%) Virtual Team
12 23 (1.45%) Mobile App
13 19 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
14 17 (1.07%) Public Cloud
14 17 (1.07%) User Experience
15 15 (0.94%) Credit Risk
16 14 (0.88%) Equity Derivative
16 14 (0.88%) Market Risk
17 13 (0.82%) Reference Data
18 11 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 221 (13.91%) Linux
2 153 (9.63%) Unix
3 61 (3.84%) Mac OS X
4 19 (1.20%) Android
5 10 (0.63%) Windows
6 9 (0.57%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.25%) zOS
8 3 (0.19%) Solaris
9 1 (0.063%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.063%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.063%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.063%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 813 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
2 590 (37.13%) Microservices
3 418 (26.31%) TDD
4 272 (17.12%) DevOps
5 254 (15.98%) BDD
6 244 (15.36%) Software Engineering
7 233 (14.66%) Test Automation
8 229 (14.41%) Multithreading
9 172 (10.82%) Scrum
10 137 (8.62%) Low Latency
11 132 (8.31%) Continuous Integration
12 131 (8.24%) Pair Programming
13 127 (7.99%) Asset Management
14 125 (7.87%) Electronic Trading
15 119 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
16 115 (7.24%) OO
17 108 (6.80%) SDLC
18 85 (5.35%) Continuous Deployment
19 82 (5.16%) Web Development
20 78 (4.91%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 1,589 (100.00%) Java
2 440 (27.69%) Java 8
3 309 (19.45%) SQL
4 220 (13.85%) JavaScript
5 181 (11.39%) Python
6 76 (4.78%) Scala
7 58 (3.65%) Kotlin
8 54 (3.40%) C#
9 46 (2.89%) Shell Script
10 45 (2.83%) C++
11 38 (2.39%) R
11 38 (2.39%) T-SQL
12 36 (2.27%) TypeScript
13 35 (2.20%) PL/SQL
13 35 (2.20%) XPath
14 16 (1.01%) Perl
15 15 (0.94%) C
16 11 (0.69%) Groovy
17 9 (0.57%) ES6
17 9 (0.57%) Go
Qualifications
1 222 (13.97%) Security Cleared
2 181 (11.39%) SC Cleared
3 63 (3.96%) Degree
4 32 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 31 (1.95%) BPSS Clearance
6 27 (1.70%) DV Cleared
7 18 (1.13%) DBS Check
8 11 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
9 9 (0.57%) OCPJP
9 9 (0.57%) Sun Certification
10 4 (0.25%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.25%) PhD
11 1 (0.063%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.063%) OCP
11 1 (0.063%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.01%) QA
2 8 (0.50%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.19%) PMO
4 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.13%) WCAG
5 1 (0.063%) GDPR
5 1 (0.063%) Good Clinical Practice
5 1 (0.063%) MiFID
System Software
1 371 (23.35%) Docker
2 7 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.44%) vSphere
3 5 (0.31%) Postfix
4 4 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.13%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.063%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 310 (19.51%) Kubernetes
2 56 (3.52%) Terraform
3 27 (1.70%) Prometheus
4 26 (1.64%) Ansible
5 21 (1.32%) Zipkin
6 14 (0.88%) Kibana
7 9 (0.57%) Puppet
8 8 (0.50%) Grafana
8 8 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.44%) logstash
10 6 (0.38%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.25%) linkerd
11 4 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.19%) NetIQ Identity Manager
12 3 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.13%) Cisco Prime
13 2 (0.13%) Istio
13 2 (0.13%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 222 (13.97%) Oracle
2 80 (5.03%) Google
3 48 (3.02%) SAP
4 37 (2.33%) ION Trading
5 33 (2.08%) Sybase
6 32 (2.01%) Talend
7 30 (1.89%) WSO2
8 26 (1.64%) Microsoft
9 24 (1.51%) BEA
10 23 (1.45%) Bloomberg
11 22 (1.38%) MuleSoft
12 21 (1.32%) IBM
13 16 (1.01%) webMethods
14 12 (0.76%) Atlassian
14 12 (0.76%) TIBCO
15 9 (0.57%) Sun
16 8 (0.50%) Databricks
17 7 (0.44%) Jitterbit
17 7 (0.44%) Murex
17 7 (0.44%) Splunk