Period
to 25 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 36 39
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 5,500 4,697 4,733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.42% 5.20% 4.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.71% 5.47% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,268 3,547 3,669
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £369 £331 £318
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 28 32
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £42.75 £42.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.49% +0.88% +8.65%
10th Percentile £21.25 £34.75 £32.75
90th Percentile £55.15 £53.83 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.75 £42.38
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.88% +11.51%

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 96,302 85,805 100,552
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.92% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,219 55,693 65,164
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £253
90th Percentile £631 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.69% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,024 2,888 3,149
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.97% -6.28% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -7.69% +16.63%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 5,018 £500 +5.26% 1,266
London +4 3,121 £550 +4.76% 662
UK excluding London -1 2,324 £430 +2.38% 699
South East +7 761 £450 - 194
North of England -9 590 £425 +1.19% 189
Yorkshire -8 294 £425 +1.19% 66
Scotland -13 250 £400 +11.89% 68
Midlands +8 249 £425 +1.19% 91
North West -11 243 £425 - 99
South West -30 153 £438 +6.06% 50
West Midlands +19 151 £425 - 53
East of England -24 148 £475 +5.91% 80
Northern Ireland +8 120 £460 +11.52% 14
East Midlands -4 97 £450 +9.76% 37
Wales -16 62 £450 +9.09% 13
North East +7 56 £400 +14.29% 24

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 5,497 (99.95%) Java
2 2,925 (53.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2,557 (46.49%) Spring
4 1,887 (34.31%) TDD
5 1,810 (32.91%) Java 8
6 1,369 (24.89%) Microservices
7 1,147 (20.85%) JavaScript
8 1,132 (20.58%) Finance
9 1,126 (20.47%) Hibernate
10 1,101 (20.02%) REST
11 1,081 (19.65%) Git (software)
12 1,006 (18.29%) Web Services
13 1,005 (18.27%) SQL
14 994 (18.07%) Maven
15 984 (17.89%) Spring Boot
16 965 (17.55%) RESTful
17 935 (17.00%) BDD
18 916 (16.65%) Jenkins
18 916 (16.65%) Scrum
19 840 (15.27%) Banking
20 817 (14.85%) Amazon AWS
21 784 (14.25%) Continuous Integration
22 770 (14.00%) Linux
23 735 (13.36%) AngularJS
24 729 (13.25%) OO
25 704 (12.80%) HTML
26 696 (12.65%) Test Automation
27 687 (12.49%) Oracle
28 677 (12.31%) JUnit
28 677 (12.31%) Docker

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
1 392 (7.13%) Tomcat
2 291 (5.29%) Apache
3 274 (4.98%) WebSphere
4 248 (4.51%) Elasticsearch
5 245 (4.45%) JBoss
6 200 (3.64%) Confluence
7 184 (3.35%) WebLogic
8 140 (2.55%) Apache Spark
9 74 (1.35%) Mule
10 70 (1.27%) OpenStack
11 66 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
12 63 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 58 (1.05%) Jetty
14 57 (1.04%) CMS
15 54 (0.98%) WildFly
16 51 (0.93%) Apache Solr
17 43 (0.78%) MQSeries
18 42 (0.76%) GlassFish
18 42 (0.76%) Liferay
19 41 (0.75%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 15 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.16%) GIMP
2 9 (0.16%) MS Visio
2 9 (0.16%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.073%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.036%) SPSS
5 1 (0.018%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.018%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 64 (1.16%) ION MarketView
2 19 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.073%) Global One
3 4 (0.073%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 4 (0.073%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.055%) AquaLogic BPM
5 2 (0.036%) Magento
5 2 (0.036%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.036%) Postilion
5 2 (0.036%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.036%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.018%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.018%) Kondor
6 1 (0.018%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.018%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.018%) SunGard GMI
6 1 (0.018%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 817 (14.85%) Amazon AWS
2 218 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 98 (1.78%) GitHub
4 94 (1.71%) Amazon S3
5 86 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
6 68 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
7 50 (0.91%) PaaS
8 47 (0.85%) Serverless
9 41 (0.75%) Heroku
10 40 (0.73%) OpenShift
11 39 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
11 39 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
11 39 (0.71%) npm
12 33 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
13 26 (0.47%) Slack
14 23 (0.42%) SaaS
15 21 (0.38%) IaaS
16 12 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
16 12 (0.22%) NuGet
16 12 (0.22%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 175 (3.18%) HTTP
2 88 (1.60%) TCP/IP
3 36 (0.65%) Internet
3 36 (0.65%) SSL
4 30 (0.55%) Kerberos
5 29 (0.53%) FTP
6 27 (0.49%) DNS
6 27 (0.49%) SMS
7 16 (0.29%) Firewall
7 16 (0.29%) SSH
8 13 (0.24%) Skype
9 9 (0.16%) FIX Connectivity
10 6 (0.11%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.091%) AMQP
11 5 (0.091%) SMTP
12 4 (0.073%) Intranet
12 4 (0.073%) SNMP
13 3 (0.055%) Network Security
14 2 (0.036%) DSL
14 2 (0.036%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 643 (11.69%) NoSQL
2 504 (9.16%) Relational Database
3 478 (8.69%) MongoDB
4 474 (8.62%) PostgreSQL
5 414 (7.53%) MySQL
6 294 (5.35%) Big Data
7 259 (4.71%) SQL Server
8 229 (4.16%) Hadoop
9 217 (3.95%) RDBMS
10 158 (2.87%) Apache Cassandra
11 128 (2.33%) Oracle Database
12 106 (1.93%) HBase
13 101 (1.84%) DB2
14 90 (1.64%) Redis
15 77 (1.40%) Neo4j
16 52 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 50 (0.91%) Couchbase
18 45 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
19 43 (0.78%) Hazelcast
20 38 (0.69%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1,081 (19.65%) Git (software)
2 994 (18.07%) Maven
3 916 (16.65%) Jenkins
4 677 (12.31%) JUnit
5 384 (6.98%) JIRA
6 340 (6.18%) Mockito
7 308 (5.60%) Gradle
8 300 (5.45%) Cucumber
9 232 (4.22%) Subversion
10 228 (4.15%) Selenium
11 203 (3.69%) Eclipse
12 113 (2.05%) Ant
13 109 (1.98%) IntelliJ
14 108 (1.96%) SonarQube
15 91 (1.65%) TeamCity
16 80 (1.45%) Bitbucket
17 71 (1.29%) NUnit
18 65 (1.18%) MSTest
19 61 (1.11%) gulp
19 61 (1.11%) jMock
General
1 1,132 (20.58%) Finance
2 840 (15.27%) Banking
3 485 (8.82%) Front Office
4 277 (5.04%) Investment Banking
5 112 (2.04%) Games
6 110 (2.00%) Retail
7 78 (1.42%) Telecoms
8 46 (0.84%) Publishing
9 43 (0.78%) Marketing
10 40 (0.73%) Financial Institution
11 38 (0.69%) Retail Banking
12 36 (0.65%) Advertising
13 28 (0.51%) Electronics
14 27 (0.49%) Manufacturing
15 23 (0.42%) Back Office
16 21 (0.38%) Automotive
16 21 (0.38%) Law
17 12 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
18 10 (0.18%) Legal
19 7 (0.13%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,557 (46.49%) Spring
2 1,126 (20.47%) Hibernate
3 1,101 (20.02%) REST
4 1,006 (18.29%) Web Services
5 984 (17.89%) Spring Boot
6 965 (17.55%) RESTful
7 735 (13.36%) AngularJS
8 704 (12.80%) HTML
9 671 (12.20%) J2EE
10 540 (9.82%) CSS
11 536 (9.75%) SOAP
12 493 (8.96%) XML
13 438 (7.96%) JSON
14 424 (7.71%) JMS
15 422 (7.67%) Kafka
16 405 (7.36%) Node.js
17 397 (7.22%) Java EE
18 334 (6.07%) React
19 314 (5.71%) HTML5
20 283 (5.15%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 386 (7.02%) Greenfield Project
2 291 (5.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 195 (3.55%) Computer Science
4 175 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
5 162 (2.95%) Derivative
6 161 (2.93%) Algorithms
7 155 (2.82%) User Experience
8 149 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
9 129 (2.35%) Equities
10 118 (2.15%) Data Structures
11 110 (2.00%) Fixed Income
12 107 (1.95%) Fintech
13 65 (1.18%) Mobile App
14 62 (1.13%) Self-Motivation
15 60 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
15 60 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
16 53 (0.96%) Virtual Team
17 42 (0.76%) Credit Risk
18 36 (0.65%) Hedge funds
19 24 (0.44%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 770 (14.00%) Linux
2 546 (9.93%) Unix
3 87 (1.58%) Windows
4 74 (1.35%) Android
5 72 (1.31%) Mac OS X
6 54 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 47 (0.85%) Apple iOS
8 32 (0.58%) VMS
9 27 (0.49%) Ubuntu
10 24 (0.44%) CentOS
11 16 (0.29%) AIX
12 8 (0.15%) Solaris
13 7 (0.13%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.11%) HPUX
14 6 (0.11%) Windows Server
15 5 (0.091%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.036%) Debian
16 2 (0.036%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.036%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.036%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,925 (53.18%) Agile Software Development
2 1,887 (34.31%) TDD
3 1,369 (24.89%) Microservices
4 935 (17.00%) BDD
5 916 (16.65%) Scrum
6 784 (14.25%) Continuous Integration
7 729 (13.25%) OO
8 696 (12.65%) Test Automation
9 558 (10.15%) DevOps
10 545 (9.91%) Multithreading
11 482 (8.76%) Software Engineering
12 472 (8.58%) MVC
13 433 (7.87%) Low Latency
14 407 (7.40%) Kanban
15 356 (6.47%) Electronic Trading
16 341 (6.20%) E-Commerce
17 340 (6.18%) Pair Programming
18 332 (6.04%) Unit Testing
19 313 (5.69%) Open Source
20 286 (5.20%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 5,497 (99.95%) Java
2 1,810 (32.91%) Java 8
3 1,147 (20.85%) JavaScript
4 1,005 (18.27%) SQL
5 426 (7.75%) Scala
6 310 (5.64%) Python
7 208 (3.78%) Groovy
8 123 (2.24%) PL/SQL
9 122 (2.22%) C#
10 117 (2.13%) C++
11 110 (2.00%) Shell Script
12 105 (1.91%) Kotlin
12 105 (1.91%) Ruby
13 96 (1.75%) TypeScript
14 93 (1.69%) Bash Shell
15 73 (1.33%) C
16 69 (1.25%) ES6
17 60 (1.09%) Perl
18 56 (1.02%) PHP
18 56 (1.02%) XPath
Qualifications
1 417 (7.58%) Security Cleared
2 299 (5.44%) Degree
3 295 (5.36%) SC Cleared
4 101 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 48 (0.87%) DV Cleared
6 42 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
7 41 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
8 38 (0.69%) Master's Degree
9 16 (0.29%) PhD
10 9 (0.16%) DBS Check
10 9 (0.16%) Sun Certification
11 7 (0.13%) BC Cleared
12 6 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
13 5 (0.091%) AWS Certification
14 3 (0.055%) OCP
14 3 (0.055%) Oracle Certification
15 2 (0.036%) HND
15 2 (0.036%) ISEB
15 2 (0.036%) OCPJP
16 1 (0.018%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (2.18%) QA
2 34 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
3 28 (0.51%) GCP
4 19 (0.35%) MiFID
5 17 (0.31%) GDPR
6 12 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
6 12 (0.22%) EMIR
6 12 (0.22%) PMO
7 11 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 11 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.20%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.15%) SLA
9 6 (0.11%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.11%) SEPA
10 3 (0.055%) HL7
11 1 (0.018%) WAI
System Software
1 677 (12.31%) Docker
2 76 (1.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 45 (0.82%) HDFS
3 45 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (0.56%) vSphere
5 10 (0.18%) Active Directory
6 7 (0.13%) VirtualBox
7 6 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.091%) GeoWebCache
9 2 (0.036%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.036%) Platform Symphony
10 1 (0.018%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.018%) OpenDJ
10 1 (0.018%) OpenIDM
10 1 (0.018%) Xen
Systems Management
1 228 (4.15%) Ansible
2 214 (3.89%) Puppet
3 173 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
4 150 (2.73%) Kubernetes
5 111 (2.02%) Terraform
6 72 (1.31%) Hadoop YARN
7 37 (0.67%) Grafana
8 31 (0.56%) Kibana
9 28 (0.51%) HP ALM
10 27 (0.49%) logstash
11 25 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
12 18 (0.33%) Mesos
12 18 (0.33%) Prometheus
13 16 (0.29%) Cobbler
14 15 (0.27%) Rancher
15 13 (0.24%) Business Desktop Deployment
16 12 (0.22%) Opsview
17 11 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
18 10 (0.18%) Graylog
19 8 (0.15%) Marathon
Vendors
1 687 (12.49%) Oracle
2 138 (2.51%) IBM
3 101 (1.84%) Google
4 96 (1.75%) Sybase
5 78 (1.42%) TIBCO
6 69 (1.25%) ION Trading
7 62 (1.13%) Splunk
8 56 (1.02%) Microsoft
9 53 (0.96%) MuleSoft
10 52 (0.95%) Red Hat
11 50 (0.91%) VMware
12 37 (0.67%) Perforce
13 35 (0.64%) Adobe
13 35 (0.64%) Atlassian
14 34 (0.62%) hybris
15 33 (0.60%) Hortonworks
16 30 (0.55%) AppDynamics
16 30 (0.55%) HP
17 21 (0.38%) SAP
17 21 (0.38%) webMethods