Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 43 43
Rank change year-on-year +11 0 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 6107 4714 4542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.93% 4.49% 3.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.25% 4.74% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4713 3605 3249
UK median daily rate £500 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £360 £320 £313
90th Percentile £663 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 26 42
UK median hourly rate £41.15 £37.38 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.10% -12.57% +22.14%
10th Percentile £35.50 £30.75 £36.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.59 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.15 £37.25 £42.75
% change year-on-year +10.47% -12.87% +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 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 +13 5472 £500 +5.26% 713
London +21 3553 £550 +4.76% 413
UK excluding London +4 2503 £425 - 324
South East +9 732 £475 +2.70% 91
North of England -1 593 £425 - 93
Scotland +10 316 £380 +8.57% 23
North West -1 303 £425 - 52
Yorkshire -5 256 £425 - 35
South West -15 217 £420 +5.00% 35
Northern Ireland +4 203 £420 +9.09% 1
Midlands +11 192 £400 - 31
East of England -13 187 £425 -4.23% 49
East Midlands +17 96 £425 +1.19% 12
West Midlands -13 95 £363 -9.38% 18
Wales -12 75 £450 -5.26% 1
North East +35 38 £425 +13.33% 6

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, 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 6106 (99.98%) Java
2 3343 (54.74%) Agile Software Development
3 2659 (43.54%) Spring
4 1917 (31.39%) TDD
5 1553 (25.43%) Finance
6 1470 (24.07%) JavaScript
7 1401 (22.94%) SQL
8 1356 (22.20%) Banking
9 1267 (20.75%) Web Services
10 1207 (19.76%) Git (software)
11 1201 (19.67%) Hibernate
12 1167 (19.11%) Microservices
13 1153 (18.88%) REST
14 1030 (16.87%) Maven
15 1008 (16.51%) Scrum
16 999 (16.36%) HTML
17 994 (16.28%) RESTful
18 945 (15.47%) Continuous Integration
19 908 (14.87%) Linux
20 893 (14.62%) AngularJS
21 890 (14.57%) Jenkins
22 881 (14.43%) OO
23 879 (14.39%) Oracle
24 875 (14.33%) BDD
25 837 (13.71%) Test Automation
26 825 (13.51%) JUnit
27 804 (13.17%) Spring Boot
28 786 (12.87%) Multithreading
29 756 (12.38%) CSS
30 728 (11.92%) NoSQL

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 (7.42%) Tomcat
2 322 (5.27%) JBoss
3 286 (4.68%) WebSphere
4 257 (4.21%) Apache
4 257 (4.21%) Confluence
5 236 (3.86%) WebLogic
6 215 (3.52%) Elasticsearch
7 193 (3.16%) Apache Spark
8 84 (1.38%) Apache Solr
9 83 (1.36%) OpenStack
10 81 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 69 (1.13%) WildFly
12 65 (1.06%) Jetty
13 63 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
13 63 (1.03%) Mule
14 39 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
15 38 (0.62%) CMS
16 36 (0.59%) GemFire
17 32 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 31 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 16 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.11%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.065%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.033%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.016%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.016%) GIMP
6 1 (0.016%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.016%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.016%) Pipeline Pilot
Business Applications
1 85 (1.39%) ION MarketView
2 36 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
3 16 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 12 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
5 11 (0.18%) Actimize
6 8 (0.13%) R3 Corda
7 4 (0.065%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.049%) Kondor
8 3 (0.049%) OpenText Process Suite
8 3 (0.049%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.033%) assyst
9 2 (0.033%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 2 (0.033%) Loan IQ
9 2 (0.033%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 2 (0.033%) Postilion
9 2 (0.033%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.016%) BASE24
10 1 (0.016%) Lawson
10 1 (0.016%) Maximo
10 1 (0.016%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 697 (11.41%) Amazon AWS
2 202 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 128 (2.10%) GitHub
4 90 (1.47%) PaaS
5 70 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
6 67 (1.10%) Amazon S3
7 64 (1.05%) OpenShift
8 62 (1.02%) Serverless
9 49 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
10 43 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
11 39 (0.64%) npm
12 37 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
13 25 (0.41%) Slack
14 21 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
15 16 (0.26%) SaaS
16 13 (0.21%) Google Play
17 12 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
18 10 (0.16%) Google Analytics
19 8 (0.13%) Heroku
19 8 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 176 (2.88%) HTTP
2 70 (1.15%) TCP/IP
3 62 (1.02%) Internet
4 37 (0.61%) SSL
5 32 (0.52%) AMQP
6 29 (0.47%) SMS
7 23 (0.38%) FIX Connectivity
7 23 (0.38%) FTP
8 14 (0.23%) Kerberos
8 14 (0.23%) LDAP
9 10 (0.16%) Intranet
10 9 (0.15%) DSL
11 8 (0.13%) Firewall
12 6 (0.098%) DNS
12 6 (0.098%) SSH
13 4 (0.065%) HTTPS
13 4 (0.065%) Wireshark
14 3 (0.049%) Diameter Protocol
15 2 (0.033%) Network Security
15 2 (0.033%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 728 (11.92%) NoSQL
2 608 (9.96%) Relational Database
3 516 (8.45%) MongoDB
4 393 (6.44%) MySQL
5 370 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
6 345 (5.65%) RDBMS
7 322 (5.27%) Hadoop
8 307 (5.03%) Big Data
9 254 (4.16%) SQL Server
10 155 (2.54%) Apache Cassandra
11 145 (2.37%) HBase
12 143 (2.34%) Oracle Database
13 132 (2.16%) DB2
14 76 (1.24%) Redis
15 71 (1.16%) KDB
16 53 (0.87%) Apache Hive
17 36 (0.59%) Blockchain
18 31 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
18 31 (0.51%) DB2 UDB
18 31 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1207 (19.76%) Git (software)
2 1030 (16.87%) Maven
3 890 (14.57%) Jenkins
4 825 (13.51%) JUnit
5 456 (7.47%) JIRA
6 381 (6.24%) Subversion
7 351 (5.75%) Mockito
8 306 (5.01%) Cucumber
9 287 (4.70%) Eclipse
10 265 (4.34%) Gradle
11 237 (3.88%) Selenium
12 222 (3.64%) IntelliJ
13 180 (2.95%) Ant
14 176 (2.88%) TeamCity
15 113 (1.85%) SonarQube
16 104 (1.70%) NUnit
17 82 (1.34%) Grunt
18 79 (1.29%) MSTest
19 77 (1.26%) Mercurial
19 77 (1.26%) Vagrant
General
1 1553 (25.43%) Finance
2 1356 (22.20%) Banking
3 702 (11.50%) Front Office
4 549 (8.99%) Investment Banking
5 131 (2.15%) Telecoms
6 129 (2.11%) Retail
7 110 (1.80%) Games
8 81 (1.33%) Marketing
9 65 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 64 (1.05%) Retail Banking
11 58 (0.95%) Financial Institution
12 51 (0.84%) Electronics
13 34 (0.56%) Back Office
14 33 (0.54%) Publishing
15 25 (0.41%) Automotive
16 17 (0.28%) Advertising
17 14 (0.23%) French Language
18 13 (0.21%) Legal
19 12 (0.20%) Law
20 6 (0.098%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2659 (43.54%) Spring
2 1267 (20.75%) Web Services
3 1201 (19.67%) Hibernate
4 1153 (18.88%) REST
5 999 (16.36%) HTML
6 994 (16.28%) RESTful
7 893 (14.62%) AngularJS
8 804 (13.17%) Spring Boot
9 756 (12.38%) CSS
10 674 (11.04%) XML
11 649 (10.63%) J2EE
12 616 (10.09%) JSON
13 525 (8.60%) SOAP
14 496 (8.12%) HTML5
15 478 (7.83%) JMS
16 429 (7.02%) Node.js
17 422 (6.91%) Java EE
18 389 (6.37%) Spring MVC
19 370 (6.06%) React
20 336 (5.50%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 391 (6.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 378 (6.19%) Greenfield Project
3 308 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
4 263 (4.31%) Data Structures
5 249 (4.08%) Equities
6 228 (3.73%) Fixed Income
7 227 (3.72%) Computer Science
8 193 (3.16%) Derivative
9 147 (2.41%) Algorithms
10 137 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
11 128 (2.10%) User Experience
12 116 (1.90%) Virtual Team
13 99 (1.62%) Equity Derivative
14 94 (1.54%) Fintech
15 79 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
16 71 (1.16%) N-Tier
17 60 (0.98%) Market Risk
18 52 (0.85%) Mobile App
19 44 (0.72%) Credit Risk
20 32 (0.52%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 908 (14.87%) Linux
2 626 (10.25%) Unix
3 125 (2.05%) Windows
4 96 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 74 (1.21%) Android
6 63 (1.03%) Mac OS X
7 52 (0.85%) VMS
8 39 (0.64%) Apple iOS
9 28 (0.46%) Ubuntu
10 27 (0.44%) Solaris
11 19 (0.31%) CentOS
12 14 (0.23%) Mac OS
13 13 (0.21%) Windows Server
14 9 (0.15%) Debian
15 8 (0.13%) CoreOS
16 7 (0.11%) AIX
17 5 (0.082%) HPUX
17 5 (0.082%) Windows 7
18 4 (0.065%) Oracle Linux
18 4 (0.065%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3343 (54.74%) Agile Software Development
2 1917 (31.39%) TDD
3 1167 (19.11%) Microservices
4 1008 (16.51%) Scrum
5 945 (15.47%) Continuous Integration
6 881 (14.43%) OO
7 875 (14.33%) BDD
8 837 (13.71%) Test Automation
9 786 (12.87%) Multithreading
10 616 (10.09%) MVC
11 559 (9.15%) DevOps
12 534 (8.74%) Low Latency
13 479 (7.84%) Software Engineering
14 415 (6.80%) Electronic Trading
15 406 (6.65%) Open Source
16 400 (6.55%) Kanban
17 393 (6.44%) SDLC
18 360 (5.89%) Pair Programming
19 359 (5.88%) Unit Testing
20 341 (5.58%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6106 (99.98%) Java
2 1470 (24.07%) JavaScript
3 1401 (22.94%) SQL
4 441 (7.22%) Scala
5 402 (6.58%) Python
6 227 (3.72%) C#
7 176 (2.88%) Groovy
8 175 (2.87%) C++
9 164 (2.69%) PL/SQL
10 133 (2.18%) Ruby
11 112 (1.83%) Shell Script
12 81 (1.33%) Bash Shell
13 70 (1.15%) Perl
13 70 (1.15%) TypeScript
14 67 (1.10%) C
15 64 (1.05%) ES6
15 64 (1.05%) Go
16 49 (0.80%) Kotlin
17 48 (0.79%) JPQL
18 44 (0.72%) XPath
Qualifications
1 380 (6.22%) Security Cleared
2 274 (4.49%) SC Cleared
3 272 (4.45%) Degree
4 70 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 65 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
6 38 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
7 37 (0.61%) PhD
8 36 (0.59%) Sun Certification
9 31 (0.51%) DV Cleared
10 11 (0.18%) BC Cleared
11 8 (0.13%) DBS Check
11 8 (0.13%) Master's Degree
12 5 (0.082%) PMP
13 4 (0.065%) CTC Cleared
14 2 (0.033%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.033%) PMI Certification
15 1 (0.016%) CFA
15 1 (0.016%) ISEB
15 1 (0.016%) OCP
15 1 (0.016%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (2.96%) QA
2 86 (1.41%) MiFID
3 28 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
4 11 (0.18%) GCP
5 10 (0.16%) EMIR
6 9 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
7 6 (0.098%) GDPR
8 4 (0.065%) HL7
8 4 (0.065%) SLA
9 3 (0.049%) WCAG
10 2 (0.033%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.016%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.016%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.016%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.016%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.016%) SEPA
System Software
1 637 (10.43%) Docker
2 47 (0.77%) HDFS
3 46 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 14 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (0.13%) vSphere
7 6 (0.098%) Varnish
8 4 (0.065%) Active Directory
8 4 (0.065%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.049%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.033%) GridGain
10 2 (0.033%) LXC
10 2 (0.033%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.033%) OpenDJ
10 2 (0.033%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.016%) etcd
11 1 (0.016%) GeoWebCache
11 1 (0.016%) KVM
11 1 (0.016%) NFS
11 1 (0.016%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 276 (4.52%) Ansible
2 238 (3.90%) Puppet
3 182 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
4 166 (2.72%) Kubernetes
5 71 (1.16%) Kibana
6 52 (0.85%) Terraform
7 48 (0.79%) Grafana
8 33 (0.54%) Cobbler
8 33 (0.54%) logstash
9 32 (0.52%) Hadoop YARN
10 18 (0.29%) Consul
11 17 (0.28%) Prometheus
12 14 (0.23%) Rancher
13 12 (0.20%) Oozie
14 11 (0.18%) Mesos
15 9 (0.15%) Zipkin
16 8 (0.13%) Control-M
17 4 (0.065%) Business Desktop Deployment
17 4 (0.065%) Galera Cluster
17 4 (0.065%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 879 (14.39%) Oracle
2 198 (3.24%) TIBCO
3 181 (2.96%) Sybase
4 132 (2.16%) IBM
5 108 (1.77%) ION Trading
6 91 (1.49%) Google
7 86 (1.41%) Perforce
8 85 (1.39%) Microsoft
9 72 (1.18%) Red Hat
10 63 (1.03%) SAP
11 57 (0.93%) Atlassian
12 56 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
12 56 (0.92%) Splunk
13 48 (0.79%) Solace
14 46 (0.75%) Bloomberg
15 44 (0.72%) MuleSoft
16 41 (0.67%) hybris
17 39 (0.64%) AppDynamics
18 34 (0.56%) Currenex
18 34 (0.56%) Reuters