Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 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
21 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 6,011 5,851 4,807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.87% 5.89% 4.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.20% 6.20% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,638 4,473 3,694
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 31 31 23
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 £35.00 £35.00 £30.75
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £54.00
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 96,952 94,329 100,711
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.95% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,720 61,949 65,599
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
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 3,111 2,809 3,298
UK median hourly rate £17.71 £18.70 £18.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +2.40% +1.46%
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 £17.50
% 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 -2 5,489 £525 +5.00% 1,275
London -2 3,337 £550 - 723
UK excluding London -2 2,616 £450 +5.88% 659
South East +9 769 £500 +5.26% 184
North of England -6 625 £425 - 145
Scotland -5 332 £400 - 64
Midlands +42 305 £446 +7.15% 84
North West -7 290 £425 - 80
Yorkshire -10 268 £450 +5.88% 48
East of England +22 236 £500 +17.65% 85
South West -15 215 £425 - 54
West Midlands +48 176 £450 +20.00% 40
East Midlands +40 125 £413 -2.94% 44
North East +20 69 £400 -5.88% 17
Wales -20 69 £450 - 29
Northern Ireland -3 66 £431 +4.55% 14
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 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 6,007 (99.93%) Java
2 3,394 (56.46%) Agile Software Development
3 3,015 (50.16%) Spring
4 2,159 (35.92%) TDD
5 2,106 (35.04%) Java 8
6 1,787 (29.73%) Microservices
7 1,478 (24.59%) Spring Boot
8 1,262 (20.99%) Hibernate
9 1,253 (20.85%) JavaScript
10 1,207 (20.08%) Git (software)
11 1,175 (19.55%) Finance
12 1,171 (19.48%) REST
13 1,153 (19.18%) Maven
14 1,130 (18.80%) Docker
15 1,093 (18.18%) Jenkins
16 1,045 (17.38%) RESTful
17 1,037 (17.25%) BDD
18 1,024 (17.04%) SQL
19 1,010 (16.80%) Web Services
20 1,002 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
21 976 (16.24%) Scrum
22 946 (15.74%) Continuous Integration
23 903 (15.02%) Banking
24 846 (14.07%) AngularJS
25 842 (14.01%) DevOps
26 790 (13.14%) Oracle
27 786 (13.08%) JUnit
28 781 (12.99%) OO
29 780 (12.98%) NoSQL
30 779 (12.96%) HTML

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
1 487 (8.10%) Tomcat
2 338 (5.62%) WebSphere
3 291 (4.84%) Apache
4 279 (4.64%) WebLogic
5 265 (4.41%) JBoss
6 252 (4.19%) Elasticsearch
7 249 (4.14%) Confluence
8 175 (2.91%) Apache Spark
9 129 (2.15%) Mule
9 129 (2.15%) OpenStack
10 94 (1.56%) Jetty
11 80 (1.33%) WildFly
12 78 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 65 (1.08%) MQSeries
14 54 (0.90%) Apache Solr
14 54 (0.90%) CMS
15 48 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
16 45 (0.75%) Oracle Service Bus
17 34 (0.57%) nginx
18 33 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.17%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (0.13%) GIMP
4 8 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.13%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.033%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.033%) EngageOne
5 2 (0.033%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 44 (0.73%) 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%) Distributed Ledger
8 1 (0.017%) Maximo
8 1 (0.017%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.017%) Oracle FAH
8 1 (0.017%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.017%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 1,002 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 310 (5.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 151 (2.51%) GitHub
4 71 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
5 69 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
6 63 (1.05%) Amazon S3
7 48 (0.80%) npm
7 48 (0.80%) PaaS
8 45 (0.75%) Serverless
9 43 (0.72%) OpenShift
10 34 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
11 32 (0.53%) Apigee
12 31 (0.52%) Heroku
13 28 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
14 24 (0.40%) IaaS
14 24 (0.40%) SaaS
15 21 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
16 20 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
17 17 (0.28%) Google Analytics
18 14 (0.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 166 (2.76%) HTTP
2 72 (1.20%) TCP/IP
3 64 (1.06%) SSL
4 40 (0.67%) Kerberos
5 36 (0.60%) FTP
6 29 (0.48%) AMQP
7 24 (0.40%) DNS
8 21 (0.35%) Firewall
9 18 (0.30%) SMS
10 15 (0.25%) SNMP
11 13 (0.22%) FIX Connectivity
11 13 (0.22%) Internet
12 10 (0.17%) Software-Defined Networking
12 10 (0.17%) SSH
13 9 (0.15%) HTTPS
14 8 (0.13%) DSL
14 8 (0.13%) Skype
15 5 (0.083%) Broadband
15 5 (0.083%) Cisco Nexus
15 5 (0.083%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 780 (12.98%) NoSQL
2 555 (9.23%) MongoDB
3 546 (9.08%) PostgreSQL
4 535 (8.90%) Relational Database
5 410 (6.82%) MySQL
6 298 (4.96%) Big Data
7 295 (4.91%) Hadoop
8 256 (4.26%) SQL Server
9 242 (4.03%) RDBMS
10 232 (3.86%) Apache Cassandra
11 112 (1.86%) HBase
12 111 (1.85%) Oracle Database
13 109 (1.81%) Redis
14 89 (1.48%) Couchbase
15 76 (1.26%) DB2
16 57 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 38 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
18 35 (0.58%) Neo4j
18 35 (0.58%) Riak
19 26 (0.43%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1,207 (20.08%) Git (software)
2 1,153 (19.18%) Maven
3 1,093 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 786 (13.08%) JUnit
5 502 (8.35%) JIRA
6 335 (5.57%) Cucumber
7 330 (5.49%) Mockito
8 311 (5.17%) Gradle
9 241 (4.01%) Subversion
10 239 (3.98%) Selenium
11 238 (3.96%) Eclipse
12 172 (2.86%) SonarQube
13 161 (2.68%) IntelliJ
14 131 (2.18%) NUnit
15 127 (2.11%) MSTest
16 124 (2.06%) TeamCity
17 121 (2.01%) Bitbucket
18 114 (1.90%) Ant
19 102 (1.70%) GitLab
20 101 (1.68%) jMock
General
1 1,175 (19.55%) Finance
2 903 (15.02%) Banking
3 515 (8.57%) Front Office
4 312 (5.19%) Investment Banking
5 130 (2.16%) Retail
6 121 (2.01%) Games
7 118 (1.96%) Telecoms
8 69 (1.15%) Marketing
9 46 (0.77%) Advertising
9 46 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 39 (0.65%) Back Office
11 37 (0.62%) Manufacturing
12 36 (0.60%) Electronics
13 28 (0.47%) Publishing
14 25 (0.42%) Automotive
15 22 (0.37%) Law
16 16 (0.27%) Billing
16 16 (0.27%) Retail Banking
17 14 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
18 9 (0.15%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,015 (50.16%) Spring
2 1,478 (24.59%) Spring Boot
3 1,262 (20.99%) Hibernate
4 1,171 (19.48%) REST
5 1,045 (17.38%) RESTful
6 1,010 (16.80%) Web Services
7 846 (14.07%) AngularJS
8 779 (12.96%) HTML
9 677 (11.26%) J2EE
10 620 (10.31%) CSS
11 607 (10.10%) Kafka
12 512 (8.52%) SOAP
13 503 (8.37%) XML
14 502 (8.35%) JSON
15 488 (8.12%) JMS
16 412 (6.85%) React
17 393 (6.54%) Java EE
18 391 (6.50%) HTML5
19 390 (6.49%) Apache Camel
20 380 (6.32%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 572 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
2 253 (4.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 210 (3.49%) Computer Science
4 193 (3.21%) Equities
5 190 (3.16%) Fintech
6 187 (3.11%) Fixed Income
7 179 (2.98%) Derivative
8 169 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
9 138 (2.30%) Algorithms
10 133 (2.21%) User Experience
11 114 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
12 104 (1.73%) Data Structures
13 91 (1.51%) Mobile App
14 69 (1.15%) Equity Derivative
15 62 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
16 58 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
17 48 (0.80%) Cloud Native
18 41 (0.68%) Hedge funds
19 27 (0.45%) Reference Data
20 24 (0.40%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 655 (10.90%) Linux
2 517 (8.60%) Unix
3 106 (1.76%) Windows
4 81 (1.35%) Android
5 70 (1.16%) VMS
6 58 (0.96%) Apple iOS
7 27 (0.45%) Mac OS X
8 26 (0.43%) Ubuntu
9 18 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (0.28%) Solaris
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%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,394 (56.46%) Agile Software Development
2 2,159 (35.92%) TDD
3 1,787 (29.73%) Microservices
4 1,037 (17.25%) BDD
5 976 (16.24%) Scrum
6 946 (15.74%) Continuous Integration
7 842 (14.01%) DevOps
8 781 (12.99%) OO
9 729 (12.13%) Test Automation
10 562 (9.35%) Multithreading
11 525 (8.73%) Software Engineering
12 459 (7.64%) MVC
13 417 (6.94%) Kanban
14 367 (6.11%) Low Latency
15 365 (6.07%) Open Source
16 338 (5.62%) Pair Programming
17 315 (5.24%) SOA
18 311 (5.17%) Problem-Solving
18 311 (5.17%) Unit Testing
19 292 (4.86%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6,007 (99.93%) Java
2 2,106 (35.04%) Java 8
3 1,253 (20.85%) JavaScript
4 1,024 (17.04%) SQL
5 384 (6.39%) Scala
6 371 (6.17%) Python
7 201 (3.34%) Groovy
8 198 (3.29%) C#
9 164 (2.73%) PL/SQL
10 153 (2.55%) C++
11 104 (1.73%) TypeScript
12 100 (1.66%) Shell Script
13 99 (1.65%) Java 9
13 99 (1.65%) Kotlin
14 80 (1.33%) Ruby
15 79 (1.31%) ES6
16 69 (1.15%) Bash Shell
17 68 (1.13%) C
18 65 (1.08%) Perl
19 60 (1.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 498 (8.28%) Security Cleared
2 398 (6.62%) SC Cleared
3 276 (4.59%) Degree
4 115 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 47 (0.78%) DV Cleared
6 41 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
7 31 (0.52%) Master's Degree
8 21 (0.35%) AWS Certification
9 10 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
10 9 (0.15%) BC Cleared
11 7 (0.12%) DBS Check
11 7 (0.12%) ISEB
11 7 (0.12%) Sun Certification
12 6 (0.100%) CTC Cleared
12 6 (0.100%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.083%) HND
13 5 (0.083%) OCPJP
14 1 (0.017%) MOS
14 1 (0.017%) Oracle Certification
14 1 (0.017%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (2.25%) QA
2 21 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 20 (0.33%) PMO
4 15 (0.25%) GDPR
5 9 (0.15%) ISO 20022
6 4 (0.067%) 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 1,130 (18.80%) Docker
2 58 (0.96%) HDFS
3 48 (0.80%) vSphere
4 47 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 45 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 16 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.067%) Active Directory
8 3 (0.050%) Firmware
8 3 (0.050%) Oracle RAC
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
1 383 (6.37%) Kubernetes
2 364 (6.06%) Ansible
3 281 (4.67%) Puppet
4 272 (4.53%) Opscode Chef
5 165 (2.74%) Terraform
6 61 (1.01%) Cobbler
7 52 (0.87%) Hadoop YARN
8 50 (0.83%) Kibana
9 42 (0.70%) Mesos
10 39 (0.65%) Grafana
11 34 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
11 34 (0.57%) logstash
12 31 (0.52%) Marathon
13 27 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
14 22 (0.37%) Prometheus
14 22 (0.37%) Rancher
15 17 (0.28%) Amdocs OSS
16 13 (0.22%) linkerd
17 12 (0.20%) CA Single Sign-On
17 12 (0.20%) Consul
Vendors
1 790 (13.14%) Oracle
2 138 (2.30%) Google
3 98 (1.63%) IBM
4 90 (1.50%) Sybase
5 87 (1.45%) TIBCO
6 69 (1.15%) Microsoft
7 66 (1.10%) MuleSoft
8 56 (0.93%) WSO2
9 55 (0.91%) VMware
10 54 (0.90%) Atlassian
11 50 (0.83%) SAP
12 45 (0.75%) ION Trading
13 44 (0.73%) Adobe
14 38 (0.63%) Splunk
15 33 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
16 32 (0.53%) webMethods
17 25 (0.42%) Red Hat
18 22 (0.37%) hybris
18 22 (0.37%) Perforce
19 21 (0.35%) AppDynamics