Java Developer Contracts

Java Developer
UK

The median Java Developer daily rate in the UK is £564, according to job vacancies posted in the 6 months leading up to 23 June 2024.

The table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
23 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 133 95 70
Rank change year-on-year -38 -25 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 738 1,408 3,022
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.69% 2.54% 3.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 2.68% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 1,175 2,380
10th Percentile £387 £450 £431
25th Percentile £450 £507 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £564 £650 £605
Median % change year-on-year -13.27% +7.44% +8.13%
75th Percentile £750 £763 £738
90th Percentile £875 £863 £838
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -9.52% - +11.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 30
10th Percentile £35.00 £57.25 £45.90
25th Percentile £45.63 £69.06 £51.56
Median hourly rate £56.25 £72.50 £63.25
Median % change year-on-year -22.41% +14.62% +10.48%
75th Percentile £70.00 £75.00 £71.88
90th Percentile - - £77.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.25 £70.00 £63.25
% change year-on-year -19.64% +10.67% +9.05%

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides 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.

Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 40,557 52,491 83,111
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.86% 94.51% 95.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,070 36,644 58,616
10th Percentile £280 £313 £318
25th Percentile £408 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £538 £525
Median % change year-on-year -2.42% +2.48% +6.06%
75th Percentile £638 £650 £638
90th Percentile £750 £750 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,936 1,486 1,938
10th Percentile £12.86 £14.25 £12.75
25th Percentile £16.30 £19.42 £15.90
Median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +80.00% +16.28%
75th Percentile £61.81 £65.75 £50.00
90th Percentile £73.75 £77.00 £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.08 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.94% +110.39% +7.82%

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 23 June 2024.

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 23 June 2024.

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 23 June 2024. 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
Jobs
England -61 597 £600 -9.26% 101
London -37 426 £650 -7.14% 60
Work from Home -18 277 £600 - 62
UK excluding London -18 263 £475 -9.52% 56
Scotland +50 84 £438 -10.85% 8
North of England -3 72 £525 -12.50% 15
South East -17 51 £500 - 11
North West +25 41 £525 -4.55% 13
Yorkshire -9 28 £550 -15.38% 2
South West -31 23 £400 -20.00% 8
Midlands +4 17 £450 -18.18% 6
West Midlands +9 15 £506 -11.96% 5
East of England -10 9 £541 -22.71% 3
Northern Ireland +1 8 £650 - 3
North East -3 3 £450 -37.50%
East Midlands -5 2 £398 -43.21% 1

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 23 June 2024, Java Developer contract job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 738 (100.00%) Java
2 319 (43.22%) Agile
3 307 (41.60%) Spring
4 250 (33.88%) Spring Boot
5 235 (31.84%) AWS
6 208 (28.18%) Microservices
6 208 (28.18%) Finance
7 150 (20.33%) Security Cleared
8 148 (20.05%) TDD
8 148 (20.05%) Banking
9 146 (19.78%) CI/CD
10 145 (19.65%) REST
11 135 (18.29%) SC Cleared
12 131 (17.75%) SQL
12 131 (17.75%) Software Engineering
13 124 (16.80%) DevOps
14 119 (16.12%) Kafka
15 116 (15.72%) Docker
16 111 (15.04%) Kubernetes
17 106 (14.36%) Social Skills
18 105 (14.23%) Front Office
19 100 (13.55%) Full Stack Development
20 98 (13.28%) Test Automation
21 95 (12.87%) Jenkins
21 95 (12.87%) Python
22 91 (12.33%) React
22 91 (12.33%) GCP
23 90 (12.20%) JavaScript
24 87 (11.79%) Problem-Solving
25 86 (11.65%) SDLC

Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 40 (5.42%) Apache
2 24 (3.25%) Apache Spark
3 19 (2.57%) Apache Airflow
4 14 (1.90%) Confluence
5 7 (0.95%) JBoss
5 7 (0.95%) SAS
6 6 (0.81%) WildFly
7 5 (0.68%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.54%) Mule
8 4 (0.54%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.27%) Anypoint
9 2 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.14%) CICS
10 1 (0.14%) GemFire
10 1 (0.14%) GeoServer
10 1 (0.14%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.14%) nginx
10 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Fuse
10 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (1.63%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.41%) RMDS
3 1 (0.14%) Advent Geneva
3 1 (0.14%) Endur
3 1 (0.14%) Front Arena
3 1 (0.14%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 235 (31.84%) AWS
2 91 (12.33%) GCP
3 73 (9.89%) Azure
4 40 (5.42%) Serverless
5 33 (4.47%) AWS Lambda
6 25 (3.39%) Amazon S3
7 22 (2.98%) Amazon EKS
8 21 (2.85%) Amazon EC2
8 21 (2.85%) GitHub
9 19 (2.57%) dbt
9 19 (2.57%) OpenShift
9 19 (2.57%) Snowflake
10 13 (1.76%) Azure DevOps
11 12 (1.63%) Amazon Kinesis
12 11 (1.49%) Amazon SQS
13 9 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
14 8 (1.08%) Amazon ECS
15 5 (0.68%) Azure AKS
15 5 (0.68%) npm
16 4 (0.54%) Cloud Run
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.22%) SSH
2 7 (0.95%) Firewall
2 7 (0.95%) VPN
3 3 (0.41%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.27%) HTTP
5 1 (0.14%) FTP
5 1 (0.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (9.21%) PostgreSQL
2 61 (8.27%) Relational Database
3 37 (5.01%) KDB
3 37 (5.01%) MongoDB
4 33 (4.47%) Oracle Database
5 26 (3.52%) NoSQL
6 21 (2.85%) Amazon Athena
7 20 (2.71%) Apache Arrow
8 19 (2.57%) Apache Ignite
8 19 (2.57%) Dremio
9 17 (2.30%) Data Lake
9 17 (2.30%) SQL Server
10 15 (2.03%) MySQL
11 13 (1.76%) Flink
12 11 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (1.49%) Couchbase
13 8 (1.08%) Big Data
14 6 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
14 6 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
15 4 (0.54%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 95 (12.87%) Jenkins
2 81 (10.98%) Git
3 78 (10.57%) JUnit
4 59 (7.99%) JIRA
5 51 (6.91%) Maven
6 43 (5.83%) Mockito
7 36 (4.88%) Cucumber
8 26 (3.52%) GitLab
9 16 (2.17%) Selenium
10 15 (2.03%) Bitbucket
11 11 (1.49%) Gradle
12 10 (1.36%) SonarQube
13 9 (1.22%) Cypress.io
14 8 (1.08%) IntelliJ
14 8 (1.08%) TeamCity
15 6 (0.81%) Liquibase
16 5 (0.68%) Eclipse
16 5 (0.68%) REST Assured
16 5 (0.68%) Subversion
17 4 (0.54%) JMeter
General
1 208 (28.18%) Finance
2 148 (20.05%) Banking
3 106 (14.36%) Social Skills
4 105 (14.23%) Front Office
5 79 (10.70%) Investment Banking
6 58 (7.86%) Public Sector
7 56 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (1.76%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 8 (1.08%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.95%) Law
10 7 (0.95%) Retail
11 6 (0.81%) Automotive
12 4 (0.54%) Police
12 4 (0.54%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.41%) Back Office
14 2 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.14%) Marketing
15 1 (0.14%) Publishing
15 1 (0.14%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 307 (41.60%) Spring
2 250 (33.88%) Spring Boot
3 145 (19.65%) REST
4 119 (16.12%) Kafka
5 91 (12.33%) React
6 77 (10.43%) Hibernate
7 66 (8.94%) JPA
8 57 (7.72%) AngularJS
9 54 (7.32%) HTML
10 51 (6.91%) RESTful
11 45 (6.10%) CSS
12 39 (5.28%) JAX-RS
13 36 (4.88%) Web Services
14 29 (3.93%) Node.js
15 27 (3.66%) J2EE
16 26 (3.52%) SAML
16 26 (3.52%) XML
17 24 (3.25%) ActiveMQ
18 23 (3.12%) FIX Protocol
18 23 (3.12%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 66 (8.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 63 (8.54%) Fixed Income
3 59 (7.99%) Derivative
4 47 (6.37%) Distributed Systems
5 42 (5.69%) Data Structures
6 34 (4.61%) Algorithms
7 31 (4.20%) Equities
8 27 (3.66%) Hedge funds
8 27 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
9 25 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (2.71%) Greenfield Project
11 18 (2.44%) Credit Derivative
12 17 (2.30%) Data Protection Act
13 16 (2.17%) Management Information System
14 14 (1.90%) Equity Derivative
14 14 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
15 13 (1.76%) Public Cloud
16 11 (1.49%) Cloud Native
17 9 (1.22%) Onboarding
18 7 (0.95%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 83 (11.25%) Linux
2 63 (8.54%) Unix
3 18 (2.44%) Mac OS X
4 10 (1.36%) Windows
5 3 (0.41%) zOS
6 1 (0.14%) AIX
6 1 (0.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (43.22%) Agile
2 208 (28.18%) Microservices
3 148 (20.05%) TDD
4 146 (19.78%) CI/CD
5 131 (17.75%) Software Engineering
6 124 (16.80%) DevOps
7 100 (13.55%) Full Stack Development
8 98 (13.28%) Test Automation
9 87 (11.79%) Problem-Solving
10 86 (11.65%) SDLC
11 82 (11.11%) Scrum
12 69 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
13 65 (8.81%) Multithreading
14 64 (8.67%) Electronic Trading
15 63 (8.54%) Low Latency
16 60 (8.13%) BDD
16 60 (8.13%) Computer Science
17 55 (7.45%) Mentoring
17 55 (7.45%) Unit Testing
18 47 (6.37%) OO
Programming Languages
1 738 (100.00%) Java
2 131 (17.75%) SQL
3 95 (12.87%) Python
4 90 (12.20%) JavaScript
5 65 (8.81%) TypeScript
6 45 (6.10%) Scala
7 29 (3.93%) Kotlin
8 19 (2.57%) Perl
9 18 (2.44%) C++
10 14 (1.90%) C#
10 14 (1.90%) PL/SQL
11 13 (1.76%) PHP
12 12 (1.63%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.68%) Bash
13 5 (0.68%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.54%) C
14 4 (0.54%) Go
14 4 (0.54%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.54%) VBA
15 3 (0.41%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 150 (20.33%) Security Cleared
2 135 (18.29%) SC Cleared
3 60 (8.13%) Degree
4 35 (4.74%) Computer Science Degree
5 30 (4.07%) DV Cleared
6 17 (2.30%) Master's Degree
7 6 (0.81%) PhD
8 3 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.27%) OCP
10 1 (0.14%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.14%) Azure Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.90%) QA
2 10 (1.36%) Accessibility
3 5 (0.68%) MiFID
3 5 (0.68%) MISRA
4 4 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.54%) WCAG
5 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.14%) NCSC
6 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 116 (15.72%) Docker
2 2 (0.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.14%) Cronacle
3 1 (0.14%) GridGain
3 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.14%) zsh
Systems Management
1 111 (15.04%) Kubernetes
2 28 (3.79%) Terraform
3 19 (2.57%) Ansible
3 19 (2.57%) Single Sign-On
4 17 (2.30%) Grafana
5 11 (1.49%) Prometheus
6 8 (1.08%) Docker Swarm
6 8 (1.08%) Zipkin
7 6 (0.81%) Kibana
7 6 (0.81%) Podman
8 3 (0.41%) Control-M
8 3 (0.41%) Istio
9 1 (0.14%) Argo
9 1 (0.14%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.14%) Kustomize
9 1 (0.14%) Packer
9 1 (0.14%) Rancher
Vendors
1 71 (9.62%) Oracle
2 50 (6.78%) Google
3 37 (5.01%) Microsoft
4 34 (4.61%) ION Trading
5 10 (1.36%) Solace
6 9 (1.22%) Splunk
7 8 (1.08%) TIBCO
8 6 (0.81%) IBM
9 5 (0.68%) SAP
9 5 (0.68%) Virgin Media
10 4 (0.54%) Bloomberg
10 4 (0.54%) MuleSoft
10 4 (0.54%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.54%) Salesforce
10 4 (0.54%) Tradeweb
11 3 (0.41%) Databricks
11 3 (0.41%) Reuters
11 3 (0.41%) Sybase
12 2 (0.27%) Dynatrace
12 2 (0.27%) MarketAxess