Period
to 29 March 2020

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £540 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 61 43 37
Rank change year-on-year -18 -6 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 2,292 4,795 5,681
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.63% 4.93% 5.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.87% 5.20% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,785 3,804 4,476
Median daily rate £540 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £400 £400 £363
90th Percentile £700 £687 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £463 £425
% change year-on-year - +8.82% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 33 22
Median hourly rate £35.00 £48.40 £35.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.69% +35.31% -9.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £41.33
% change year-on-year -30.00% +20.99% +4.62%

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 59,181 92,161 96,362
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.83% 94.69% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 37,631 61,052 63,489
Median daily rate £455 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.62% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £230 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year - +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,528 2,844 2,932
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.56 £18.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.76% -0.38% +0.70%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.01 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.25 £49.50 £48.00
Median hourly rate £18.85 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.71% - -

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 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Java Developer in the UK

Java Developer
Top 18 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 29 March 2020. 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 -14 2,110 £550 +3.29% 738
London -7 1,431 £575 - 428
UK excluding London -39 836 £463 - 361
North of England -46 186 £475 +5.56% 90
South East -68 163 £475 - 90
South West -1 161 £500 +5.26% 57
Midlands -3 116 £425 -5.56% 51
West Midlands +19 101 £425 -5.56% 36
Scotland -32 100 £450 +5.88% 34
Yorkshire -24 76 £488 +2.63% 29
North West -48 71 £490 +8.89% 49
Work from Home -23 57 £500 +1.52% 43
East of England -49 52 £480 -5.88% 23
North East -2 39 £430 -4.44% 12
Northern Ireland +9 31 £425 +1.49% 5
Wales -18 28 £400 -11.11% 12
East Midlands -19 15 £424 -11.95% 15
Channel Islands -4 1 - -

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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 2,288 (99.83%) Java
2 1,274 (55.58%) Agile Software Development
3 1,165 (50.83%) Spring
4 880 (38.39%) Microservices
5 674 (29.41%) TDD
6 655 (28.58%) Java 8
7 624 (27.23%) Spring Boot
8 529 (23.08%) AWS
9 516 (22.51%) Finance
10 469 (20.46%) Docker
11 467 (20.38%) JavaScript
12 433 (18.89%) Web Services
13 428 (18.67%) SQL
14 409 (17.84%) Jenkins
15 394 (17.19%) Git (software)
16 383 (16.71%) Maven
17 378 (16.49%) AngularJS
18 359 (15.66%) DevOps
18 359 (15.66%) RESTful
19 355 (15.49%) REST
20 341 (14.88%) Scrum
21 333 (14.53%) Banking
22 326 (14.22%) BDD
23 322 (14.05%) Kubernetes
23 322 (14.05%) Security Cleared
24 319 (13.92%) JUnit
25 292 (12.74%) Test Automation
26 289 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
27 279 (12.17%) Oracle
28 275 (12.00%) Software Engineering

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
1 104 (4.54%) Confluence
2 83 (3.62%) Tomcat
3 80 (3.49%) Apache
3 80 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
4 61 (2.66%) WebLogic
5 47 (2.05%) Apache Spark
6 38 (1.66%) WebSphere
7 29 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 26 (1.13%) JBoss
9 25 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
10 24 (1.05%) Red Hat Fuse
11 23 (1.00%) Camunda
12 20 (0.87%) Mule
13 19 (0.83%) Oracle Service Bus
14 17 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
15 13 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
16 9 (0.39%) CMS
16 9 (0.39%) Jetty
17 5 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
17 5 (0.22%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (0.087%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.087%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.044%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.044%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 10 (0.44%) ION MarketView
2 9 (0.39%) FINCAD Analytics
3 5 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.087%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.044%) Eikon
6 1 (0.044%) Finacle
6 1 (0.044%) Oracle AML
6 1 (0.044%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.044%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 529 (23.08%) AWS
2 210 (9.16%) Azure
3 127 (5.54%) GCP
4 104 (4.54%) Amazon EC2
5 93 (4.06%) Amazon SQS
6 85 (3.71%) Serverless
7 82 (3.58%) OpenShift
8 70 (3.05%) AWS Lambda
9 54 (2.36%) Amazon S3
10 50 (2.18%) GitHub
11 45 (1.96%) Amazon ECS
12 37 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
13 16 (0.70%) SaaS
14 11 (0.48%) PaaS
15 10 (0.44%) Apigee
15 10 (0.44%) AWS Step Functions
15 10 (0.44%) npm
16 7 (0.31%) Amazon EKS
16 7 (0.31%) Power Platform
17 6 (0.26%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 53 (2.31%) HTTP
2 27 (1.18%) TCP/IP
3 20 (0.87%) Internet
4 16 (0.70%) SSL
5 13 (0.57%) FTP
6 9 (0.39%) DNS
6 9 (0.39%) HTTPS
6 9 (0.39%) Multicast
7 8 (0.35%) Ethernet
7 8 (0.35%) Firewall
7 8 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (0.31%) IPv4
8 7 (0.31%) IPv6
9 6 (0.26%) Kerberos
10 4 (0.17%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.13%) RTMP
11 3 (0.13%) SSH
12 2 (0.087%) Broadband
12 2 (0.087%) LAN
12 2 (0.087%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (7.81%) Relational Database
2 148 (6.46%) NoSQL
3 143 (6.24%) PostgreSQL
4 126 (5.50%) MongoDB
5 117 (5.10%) MySQL
6 108 (4.71%) Amazon RDS
7 104 (4.54%) SQL Server
8 67 (2.92%) RDBMS
9 61 (2.66%) Big Data
10 46 (2.01%) Hadoop
11 42 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
11 42 (1.83%) Oracle Database
12 40 (1.75%) Amazon Redshift
13 26 (1.13%) HBase
14 25 (1.09%) Amazon Aurora
14 25 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 25 (1.09%) DB2
15 23 (1.00%) Redis
16 17 (0.74%) Tick Data
17 16 (0.70%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 409 (17.84%) Jenkins
2 394 (17.19%) Git (software)
3 383 (16.71%) Maven
4 319 (13.92%) JUnit
5 200 (8.73%) Mockito
6 152 (6.63%) JIRA
7 138 (6.02%) Gradle
8 126 (5.50%) Cucumber
9 95 (4.14%) SonarQube
10 73 (3.18%) Bitbucket
11 66 (2.88%) GitLab
12 64 (2.79%) Selenium
13 59 (2.57%) Subversion
14 57 (2.49%) DbUnit
14 57 (2.49%) jMock
15 51 (2.23%) Artifactory
16 46 (2.01%) Ant
17 38 (1.66%) Eclipse
18 36 (1.57%) RStudio
19 35 (1.53%) Spock
General
1 516 (22.51%) Finance
2 333 (14.53%) Banking
3 257 (11.21%) Front Office
4 199 (8.68%) Public Sector
5 155 (6.76%) Investment Banking
6 53 (2.31%) Marketing
7 43 (1.88%) Retail
8 41 (1.79%) Telecoms
9 37 (1.61%) Manufacturing
10 36 (1.57%) Electronics
11 18 (0.79%) Financial Institution
12 17 (0.74%) Retail Banking
13 13 (0.57%) Games
14 8 (0.35%) Back Office
14 8 (0.35%) Law
15 5 (0.22%) Legal
15 5 (0.22%) Publishing
16 3 (0.13%) Automotive
16 3 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.13%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,165 (50.83%) Spring
2 624 (27.23%) Spring Boot
3 433 (18.89%) Web Services
4 378 (16.49%) AngularJS
5 359 (15.66%) RESTful
6 355 (15.49%) REST
7 265 (11.56%) HTML
8 264 (11.52%) Hibernate
9 249 (10.86%) Kafka
10 235 (10.25%) J2EE
11 231 (10.08%) React
12 222 (9.69%) CSS
13 197 (8.60%) SOAP
14 148 (6.46%) Node.js
15 136 (5.93%) JSON
16 125 (5.45%) XML
17 119 (5.19%) JPA
18 114 (4.97%) Spring Cloud
19 105 (4.58%) RabbitMQ
20 104 (4.54%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 177 (7.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 170 (7.42%) Greenfield Project
3 157 (6.85%) Fixed Income
4 103 (4.49%) Equities
5 100 (4.36%) Derivative
6 87 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
7 66 (2.88%) Data Structures
8 61 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
9 59 (2.57%) User Experience
10 57 (2.49%) Algorithms
11 44 (1.92%) Mobile App
12 42 (1.83%) Hedge funds
12 42 (1.83%) Virtual Team
13 25 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
14 22 (0.96%) Market Risk
15 20 (0.87%) Credit Risk
15 20 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
15 20 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
15 20 (0.87%) Semantic Web
16 16 (0.70%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 233 (10.17%) Linux
2 151 (6.59%) Unix
3 37 (1.61%) Windows
4 21 (0.92%) Mac OS X
5 16 (0.70%) Android
6 15 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (0.48%) CentOS
7 11 (0.48%) Ubuntu
8 10 (0.44%) Debian
9 8 (0.35%) Solaris
10 5 (0.22%) VME
11 4 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.13%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.087%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.044%) MVS
14 1 (0.044%) OS/2
14 1 (0.044%) VMS
14 1 (0.044%) Windows Server
14 1 (0.044%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,274 (55.58%) Agile Software Development
2 880 (38.39%) Microservices
3 674 (29.41%) TDD
4 359 (15.66%) DevOps
5 341 (14.88%) Scrum
6 326 (14.22%) BDD
7 292 (12.74%) Test Automation
8 289 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
9 275 (12.00%) Software Engineering
10 259 (11.30%) Multithreading
11 178 (7.77%) Open Source
12 166 (7.24%) Low Latency
13 161 (7.02%) Pair Programming
14 156 (6.81%) OO
15 140 (6.11%) Kanban
15 140 (6.11%) Unit Testing
16 134 (5.85%) Electronic Trading
17 119 (5.19%) Fintech
18 118 (5.15%) SDLC
19 113 (4.93%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2,288 (99.83%) Java
2 655 (28.58%) Java 8
3 467 (20.38%) JavaScript
4 428 (18.67%) SQL
5 255 (11.13%) Python
6 96 (4.19%) Scala
7 83 (3.62%) C#
8 76 (3.32%) R
9 74 (3.23%) C++
10 73 (3.18%) Kotlin
10 73 (3.18%) PL/SQL
11 71 (3.10%) TypeScript
12 61 (2.66%) Shell Script
13 60 (2.62%) ES6
14 41 (1.79%) Groovy
15 32 (1.40%) Bash Shell
16 24 (1.05%) Clojure
17 23 (1.00%) C
18 18 (0.79%) Ruby
18 18 (0.79%) XPath
Qualifications
1 322 (14.05%) Security Cleared
2 272 (11.87%) SC Cleared
3 93 (4.06%) Degree
4 51 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 33 (1.44%) DV Cleared
6 32 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (0.52%) DBS Check
8 11 (0.48%) Master's Degree
9 8 (0.35%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.13%) HND
10 3 (0.13%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.13%) PhD
11 2 (0.087%) MBA
12 1 (0.044%) CISA
12 1 (0.044%) CISM
12 1 (0.044%) CISSP
12 1 (0.044%) OCP
12 1 (0.044%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.01%) QA
2 13 (0.57%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.35%) WCAG
4 7 (0.31%) MiFID
5 5 (0.22%) GDPR
6 4 (0.17%) HL7
7 3 (0.13%) SEPA
8 2 (0.087%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.087%) PMO
9 1 (0.044%) PSD2
System Software
1 469 (20.46%) Docker
2 43 (1.88%) Postfix
3 8 (0.35%) HDFS
3 8 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.35%) vSphere
4 4 (0.17%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.13%) GridGain
6 2 (0.087%) Firmware
7 1 (0.044%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.044%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 322 (14.05%) Kubernetes
2 89 (3.88%) Terraform
3 48 (2.09%) Ansible
4 15 (0.65%) Puppet
5 12 (0.52%) Grafana
6 11 (0.48%) Kibana
7 8 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
7 8 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.35%) Prometheus
8 7 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
9 5 (0.22%) Consul
9 5 (0.22%) Istio
10 4 (0.17%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (0.13%) logstash
11 3 (0.13%) Rundeck
12 2 (0.087%) linkerd
13 1 (0.044%) ITRS Geneos
13 1 (0.044%) Oozie
13 1 (0.044%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 279 (12.17%) Oracle
2 75 (3.27%) Google
3 38 (1.66%) SAP
4 34 (1.48%) IBM
4 34 (1.48%) Microsoft
5 32 (1.40%) BEA
6 28 (1.22%) Sybase
7 25 (1.09%) ION Trading
7 25 (1.09%) webMethods
8 21 (0.92%) WSO2
9 20 (0.87%) Talend
10 19 (0.83%) Atlassian
11 16 (0.70%) Red Hat
12 13 (0.57%) Bloomberg
12 13 (0.57%) TIBCO
13 12 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (0.48%) VMware
15 10 (0.44%) Charles River
15 10 (0.44%) MuleSoft
16 9 (0.39%) Solace