Period
to 20 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 57 37 35
Rank change year-on-year -20 -2 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 3,625 5,894 5,406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.03% 5.77% 5.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.27% 6.08% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,712 4,541 4,099
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £400 £375 £350
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 38
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £41.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +1.61% -1.01%
10th Percentile £35.00 £21.25 £35.00
90th Percentile £60.53 £55.00 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £41.15
% change year-on-year +22.22% +9.36% +0.06%

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 84,920 96,975 90,896
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.32% 94.86% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,773 63,444 59,037
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,893 3,108 2,782
UK median hourly rate £19.97 £17.83 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.01% -4.68% -1.58%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.83 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +5.71% -2.18% -5.84%

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 20 August 2019.

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 20 August 2019.

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 20 August 2019. 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 -21 3,321 £530 +3.41% 1,074
London -20 2,124 £575 +4.55% 631
UK excluding London -26 1,459 £450 +2.86% 531
North of England -15 394 £463 +8.82% 116
South East -53 333 £475 - 160
North West -19 191 £444 +5.65% 65
Scotland -7 187 £450 +9.09% 62
Yorkshire -19 173 £475 +8.57% 35
Midlands -22 160 £450 +5.88% 63
East of England -11 156 £475 -5.00% 49
South West -33 146 £450 +5.88% 55
West Midlands -9 109 £450 - 41
East Midlands -30 47 £450 +5.88% 22
Northern Ireland -6 44 £455 -1.09% 11
North East -15 29 £475 +18.75% 16
Wales -22 28 £413 -8.33% 16
Channel Islands +5 15 £413 -

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, 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 3,625 (100.00%) Java
2 2,115 (58.34%) Agile Software Development
3 1,704 (47.01%) Spring
4 1,297 (35.78%) TDD
5 1,288 (35.53%) Microservices
6 1,212 (33.43%) Java 8
7 913 (25.19%) Finance
8 897 (24.74%) Amazon AWS
9 852 (23.50%) Spring Boot
10 761 (20.99%) Docker
11 750 (20.69%) JavaScript
12 639 (17.63%) Jenkins
13 626 (17.27%) Web Services
13 626 (17.27%) Git (software)
14 624 (17.21%) Scrum
15 623 (17.19%) SQL
16 587 (16.19%) BDD
17 585 (16.14%) REST
18 576 (15.89%) Banking
19 561 (15.48%) RESTful
20 536 (14.79%) DevOps
21 526 (14.51%) Maven
22 518 (14.29%) AngularJS
23 506 (13.96%) Hibernate
24 502 (13.85%) Linux
25 468 (12.91%) JUnit
26 455 (12.55%) Oracle
27 454 (12.52%) HTML
28 427 (11.78%) Continuous Integration
29 409 (11.28%) Kubernetes

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
1 179 (4.94%) Apache
2 135 (3.72%) Confluence
3 128 (3.53%) Tomcat
4 114 (3.14%) Apache Spark
5 98 (2.70%) JBoss
6 94 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
7 72 (1.99%) WebSphere
8 69 (1.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 54 (1.49%) Mule
10 51 (1.41%) Oracle Service Bus
11 50 (1.38%) CMS
12 48 (1.32%) WebLogic
13 37 (1.02%) Apache Solr
14 35 (0.97%) Jetty
15 31 (0.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 24 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
17 22 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
18 16 (0.44%) Magnolia
19 15 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
20 12 (0.33%) Alfresco
Applications
1 10 (0.28%) GIMP
1 10 (0.28%) Photoshop
2 7 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.055%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.028%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 18 (0.50%) ION MarketView
2 8 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
2 8 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
3 6 (0.17%) Magento
3 6 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.14%) Fredhopper
4 5 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (0.11%) PolarLake
5 4 (0.11%) R3 Corda
6 3 (0.083%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.083%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.055%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.028%) Actimize
8 1 (0.028%) CSG Singleview
8 1 (0.028%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.028%) Loan IQ
8 1 (0.028%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.028%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 897 (24.74%) Amazon AWS
2 279 (7.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 192 (5.30%) Amazon EC2
4 139 (3.83%) Serverless
5 132 (3.64%) Amazon SQS
6 127 (3.50%) Amazon S3
7 115 (3.17%) AWS Lambda
8 102 (2.81%) AWS CloudFormation
9 96 (2.65%) GitHub
10 92 (2.54%) Google Cloud Platform
11 72 (1.99%) OpenShift
12 49 (1.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 47 (1.30%) Amazon ECS
14 34 (0.94%) Amazon Glacier
15 33 (0.91%) AWS CloudTrail
16 32 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 29 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
18 27 (0.74%) PaaS
19 24 (0.66%) SaaS
20 22 (0.61%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 85 (2.34%) HTTP
2 36 (0.99%) FTP
3 35 (0.97%) Internet
4 33 (0.91%) TCP/IP
5 16 (0.44%) DNS
6 15 (0.41%) SSL
7 10 (0.28%) Kerberos
8 8 (0.22%) Skype
9 5 (0.14%) Firewall
9 5 (0.14%) SSH
10 4 (0.11%) DSL
10 4 (0.11%) FIX Connectivity
10 4 (0.11%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.11%) Intranet
11 3 (0.083%) Bluetooth
11 3 (0.083%) Diameter Protocol
11 3 (0.083%) NFC
12 2 (0.055%) AMQP
12 2 (0.055%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (0.055%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 312 (8.61%) NoSQL
2 309 (8.52%) MongoDB
3 243 (6.70%) Relational Database
4 239 (6.59%) PostgreSQL
5 220 (6.07%) MySQL
6 183 (5.05%) Big Data
7 164 (4.52%) SQL Server
8 149 (4.11%) Hadoop
9 129 (3.56%) Amazon RDS
10 109 (3.01%) RDBMS
11 103 (2.84%) Apache Cassandra
12 96 (2.65%) Oracle Database
13 67 (1.85%) HBase
14 59 (1.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 58 (1.60%) Redis
16 50 (1.38%) Amazon Redshift
17 49 (1.35%) DB2
18 45 (1.24%) Neo4j
19 23 (0.63%) Apache Hive
20 22 (0.61%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 639 (17.63%) Jenkins
2 626 (17.27%) Git (software)
3 526 (14.51%) Maven
4 468 (12.91%) JUnit
5 326 (8.99%) Mockito
6 252 (6.95%) JIRA
7 192 (5.30%) Cucumber
8 126 (3.48%) Gradle
9 125 (3.45%) SonarQube
10 115 (3.17%) Selenium
11 113 (3.12%) Subversion
12 96 (2.65%) Eclipse
13 86 (2.37%) jMock
14 75 (2.07%) Bitbucket
15 74 (2.04%) DbUnit
16 65 (1.79%) Ant
17 63 (1.74%) TeamCity
18 60 (1.66%) IntelliJ
19 54 (1.49%) Artifactory
20 48 (1.32%) SoapUI
General
1 913 (25.19%) Finance
2 576 (15.89%) Banking
3 275 (7.59%) Front Office
4 234 (6.46%) Public Sector
5 219 (6.04%) Investment Banking
6 97 (2.68%) Marketing
7 86 (2.37%) Telecoms
8 71 (1.96%) Manufacturing
9 66 (1.82%) Electronics
10 59 (1.63%) Retail
11 39 (1.08%) Financial Institution
12 38 (1.05%) Games
13 24 (0.66%) Retail Banking
14 17 (0.47%) Legal
15 15 (0.41%) Publishing
16 14 (0.39%) Back Office
17 12 (0.33%) Advertising
17 12 (0.33%) Law
18 9 (0.25%) Automotive
19 6 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,704 (47.01%) Spring
2 852 (23.50%) Spring Boot
3 626 (17.27%) Web Services
4 585 (16.14%) REST
5 561 (15.48%) RESTful
6 518 (14.29%) AngularJS
7 506 (13.96%) Hibernate
8 454 (12.52%) HTML
9 398 (10.98%) Kafka
10 395 (10.90%) SOAP
11 354 (9.77%) CSS
12 340 (9.38%) J2EE
13 312 (8.61%) JSON
14 299 (8.25%) React
15 278 (7.67%) Node.js
16 265 (7.31%) XML
17 230 (6.34%) HTML5
18 195 (5.38%) Apache Camel
19 173 (4.77%) JMS
20 168 (4.63%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 402 (11.09%) Greenfield Project
2 160 (4.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 123 (3.39%) Derivative
3 123 (3.39%) Equities
4 119 (3.28%) Fixed Income
5 116 (3.20%) Data Structures
6 113 (3.12%) Analytical Skills
7 97 (2.68%) Algorithms
8 91 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
9 85 (2.34%) User Experience
10 72 (1.99%) Data Protection Act
11 61 (1.68%) Equity Derivative
12 52 (1.43%) Virtual Team
13 48 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
14 44 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
15 43 (1.19%) Mobile App
16 37 (1.02%) Cloud Native
17 26 (0.72%) Public Cloud
18 24 (0.66%) Credit Risk
19 18 (0.50%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 502 (13.85%) Linux
2 289 (7.97%) Unix
3 93 (2.57%) Mac OS X
4 81 (2.23%) Windows
5 48 (1.32%) CentOS
6 37 (1.02%) Android
7 21 (0.58%) Ubuntu
8 16 (0.44%) Apple iOS
9 11 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.28%) Mac OS
11 6 (0.17%) Debian
12 4 (0.11%) VMS
13 2 (0.055%) Solaris
14 1 (0.028%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.028%) Windows Server
14 1 (0.028%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,115 (58.34%) Agile Software Development
2 1,297 (35.78%) TDD
3 1,288 (35.53%) Microservices
4 624 (17.21%) Scrum
5 587 (16.19%) BDD
6 536 (14.79%) DevOps
7 427 (11.78%) Continuous Integration
8 361 (9.96%) Test Automation
9 319 (8.80%) Software Engineering
10 305 (8.41%) OO
11 288 (7.94%) Multithreading
12 257 (7.09%) Pair Programming
13 239 (6.59%) Kanban
14 213 (5.88%) Fintech
15 205 (5.66%) E-Commerce
16 199 (5.49%) Unit Testing
17 195 (5.38%) Open Source
18 191 (5.27%) Low Latency
19 189 (5.21%) Problem-Solving
20 182 (5.02%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3,625 (100.00%) Java
2 1,212 (33.43%) Java 8
3 750 (20.69%) JavaScript
4 623 (17.19%) SQL
5 324 (8.94%) Python
6 176 (4.86%) Scala
7 126 (3.48%) TypeScript
8 90 (2.48%) ES6
9 81 (2.23%) PL/SQL
10 73 (2.01%) Groovy
11 72 (1.99%) C#
12 71 (1.96%) Shell Script
13 64 (1.77%) Kotlin
14 62 (1.71%) C++
15 53 (1.46%) Bash Shell
15 53 (1.46%) Ruby
16 45 (1.24%) Perl
17 43 (1.19%) C
18 33 (0.91%) R
19 31 (0.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 324 (8.94%) Security Cleared
2 266 (7.34%) SC Cleared
3 118 (3.26%) Degree
4 30 (0.83%) DV Cleared
5 27 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
6 22 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
7 18 (0.50%) Sun Certification
8 17 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
9 13 (0.36%) AWS Certification
9 13 (0.36%) OCPJP
10 11 (0.30%) Master's Degree
11 8 (0.22%) DBS Check
12 7 (0.19%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.17%) ISEB
14 5 (0.14%) BC Cleared
15 4 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
16 1 (0.028%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 1 (0.028%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (2.15%) QA
2 24 (0.66%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.22%) GDPR
3 8 (0.22%) MiFID
4 6 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.17%) EMIR
5 3 (0.083%) SEPA
5 3 (0.083%) SLA
5 3 (0.083%) WCAG
6 2 (0.055%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.055%) HL7
7 1 (0.028%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.028%) PMO
System Software
1 761 (20.99%) Docker
2 39 (1.08%) HDFS
3 30 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (0.80%) vSphere
5 24 (0.66%) Postfix
6 14 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 9 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (0.19%) Active Directory
8 7 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.083%) OpenAM
9 3 (0.083%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.083%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.055%) OpenDJ
10 2 (0.055%) OpenIDM
10 2 (0.055%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 1 (0.028%) GridGain
11 1 (0.028%) LXC
Systems Management
1 409 (11.28%) Kubernetes
2 155 (4.28%) Terraform
3 120 (3.31%) Ansible
4 52 (1.43%) Puppet
5 34 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (0.80%) Hadoop YARN
7 16 (0.44%) Kibana
8 13 (0.36%) linkerd
8 13 (0.36%) logstash
9 12 (0.33%) Grafana
10 11 (0.30%) Cobbler
10 11 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
11 8 (0.22%) Istio
12 7 (0.19%) Consul
13 6 (0.17%) Prometheus
14 5 (0.14%) Graphite
15 4 (0.11%) Nagios
15 4 (0.11%) StatsD
15 4 (0.11%) ZABBIX
16 2 (0.055%) Control-M
Vendors
1 455 (12.55%) Oracle
2 112 (3.09%) Google
3 80 (2.21%) SAP
4 59 (1.63%) WSO2
5 57 (1.57%) Red Hat
6 54 (1.49%) IBM
7 50 (1.38%) MuleSoft
8 44 (1.21%) Sybase
9 36 (0.99%) Microsoft
10 35 (0.97%) VMware
11 33 (0.91%) Talend
12 29 (0.80%) TIBCO
13 24 (0.66%) Atlassian
13 24 (0.66%) hybris
14 23 (0.63%) Adobe
15 20 (0.55%) ION Trading
16 19 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
17 18 (0.50%) webMethods
18 17 (0.47%) Cloudera
18 17 (0.47%) Splunk