Period
to 29 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 29 February 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 Engineer
UK
6 months to
29 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 373 389 384
Rank change year-on-year +16 -5 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 399 642 634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.65% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.69% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 425 494
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £412 £400 £378
90th Percentile £712 £695 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £470 £466
% change year-on-year +3.72% +0.80% +11.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 10
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.91%
10th Percentile £37.00 £38.17 £39.00
90th Percentile £45.80 £112.13 £48.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.75
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.01%

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 62,945 93,549 96,511
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.91% 94.71% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 40,489 61,880 63,962
UK median daily rate £450 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £234 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,518 2,943 2,869
UK median hourly rate £19.71 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.40% - +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.00 £10.98
90th Percentile £51.83 £49.80 £48.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.71% - -

Java Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Java Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Java Engineer in the UK

Java Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java Engineer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Engineer in the UK

Java Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Engineer over the 6 months to 29 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Engineer in the UK

Java Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Engineer in the UK

Java Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 29 February 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 +22 370 £550 - 228
London +43 284 £594 +3.26% 123
UK excluding London -2 112 £488 +3.72% 120
North of England +20 29 £500 +1.01% 24
South East +56 21 £438 -3.31% 27
Midlands +45 16 £441 -5.36% 15
South West +27 16 £563 +12.50% 28
Yorkshire +38 15 £500 +13.64% 9
Scotland -3 14 £525 +16.60% 9
North West -7 13 £575 +15.00% 15
East Midlands +48 12 £450 -14.29% 4
Wales +40 9 £450 -10.00% 4
West Midlands +35 4 £433 -5.21% 10
East of England +22 4 £475 +7.95% 11
Northern Ireland +11 3 £383 +17.69% 2
North East +29 1 £475 -1.04%

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 February 2020, Java Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 399 (100.00%) Java
2 196 (49.12%) Software Engineering
3 180 (45.11%) Agile Software Development
4 142 (35.59%) AWS
5 136 (34.09%) Finance
6 128 (32.08%) Microservices
7 109 (27.32%) Python
8 107 (26.82%) Spring
9 103 (25.81%) DevOps
10 100 (25.06%) Web Services
11 93 (23.31%) SQL
12 79 (19.80%) Kubernetes
13 77 (19.30%) Banking
14 75 (18.80%) Docker
15 72 (18.05%) TDD
15 72 (18.05%) Asset Management
16 67 (16.79%) Spring Boot
17 66 (16.54%) Java 8
18 64 (16.04%) J2EE
19 61 (15.29%) Front Office
19 61 (15.29%) Jenkins
20 60 (15.04%) Relational Database
21 56 (14.04%) Git (software)
22 55 (13.78%) Oracle
23 49 (12.28%) Kafka
24 48 (12.03%) Big Data
25 46 (11.53%) GCP
26 45 (11.28%) JavaScript
27 44 (11.03%) Linux
27 44 (11.03%) Fixed Income

Java Engineer 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 18 (4.51%) Apache
1 18 (4.51%) Apache Spark
2 13 (3.26%) Tomcat
3 7 (1.75%) Confluence
3 7 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (1.75%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (1.00%) JBoss
6 3 (0.75%) SAS
7 2 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.50%) CMS
7 2 (0.50%) Headless CMS
7 2 (0.50%) IIS
7 2 (0.50%) Mule
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.25%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.25%) nginx
8 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 11 (2.76%) FINCAD Analytics
2 5 (1.25%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.75%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.75%) PolarLake
4 1 (0.25%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 142 (35.59%) AWS
2 46 (11.53%) GCP
3 38 (9.52%) Azure
4 26 (6.52%) AWS Lambda
4 26 (6.52%) Serverless
5 24 (6.02%) Amazon EC2
6 22 (5.51%) GitHub
7 21 (5.26%) Amazon SQS
8 20 (5.01%) Amazon S3
8 20 (5.01%) OpenShift
9 19 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
10 18 (4.51%) Amazon ECS
11 11 (2.76%) AWS Step Functions
12 5 (1.25%) Amazon EMR
13 3 (0.75%) Amazon Kinesis
13 3 (0.75%) CloudFront
13 3 (0.75%) Power Platform
14 2 (0.50%) Apigee
14 2 (0.50%) PaaS
14 2 (0.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.76%) HTTP
2 7 (1.75%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.50%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (0.50%) Firewall
3 2 (0.50%) Internet
3 2 (0.50%) Network Security
3 2 (0.50%) SSH
3 2 (0.50%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.25%) MPLS
4 1 (0.25%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (15.04%) Relational Database
2 48 (12.03%) Big Data
3 41 (10.28%) RDBMS
4 35 (8.77%) MongoDB
5 34 (8.52%) Hadoop
6 32 (8.02%) PostgreSQL
7 31 (7.77%) Amazon RDS
8 29 (7.27%) MySQL
8 29 (7.27%) NoSQL
9 25 (6.27%) Amazon Aurora
10 20 (5.01%) SQL Server
11 19 (4.76%) Amazon Redshift
11 19 (4.76%) Redis
12 16 (4.01%) DB2
13 15 (3.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 15 (3.76%) Apache Cassandra
14 14 (3.51%) Amazon Athena
15 13 (3.26%) HBase
15 13 (3.26%) Neo4j
16 10 (2.51%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 61 (15.29%) Jenkins
2 56 (14.04%) Git (software)
3 42 (10.53%) Cucumber
4 32 (8.02%) Maven
5 23 (5.76%) Selenium
6 19 (4.76%) JUnit
7 18 (4.51%) Artifactory
8 16 (4.01%) RStudio
9 15 (3.76%) Gradle
10 13 (3.26%) SoapUI
11 12 (3.01%) GitLab
11 12 (3.01%) JIRA
11 12 (3.01%) Postman
12 10 (2.51%) Mockito
13 8 (2.01%) IntelliJ
14 7 (1.75%) Eclipse
14 7 (1.75%) SonarQube
15 6 (1.50%) Katalon Studio
15 6 (1.50%) NetBeans
16 5 (1.25%) Bitbucket
General
1 136 (34.09%) Finance
2 77 (19.30%) Banking
3 61 (15.29%) Front Office
4 17 (4.26%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.75%) Retail
6 3 (0.75%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.50%) Automotive
7 2 (0.50%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.25%) Games
8 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (26.82%) Spring
2 100 (25.06%) Web Services
3 67 (16.79%) Spring Boot
4 64 (16.04%) J2EE
5 49 (12.28%) Kafka
6 38 (9.52%) RESTful
7 32 (8.02%) AngularJS
7 32 (8.02%) React
8 29 (7.27%) HTML
9 28 (7.02%) J2SE
9 28 (7.02%) REST
10 26 (6.52%) CSS
11 25 (6.27%) gRPC
12 22 (5.51%) Node.js
13 20 (5.01%) JSON
14 16 (4.01%) .NET
14 16 (4.01%) HTML5
15 15 (3.76%) RabbitMQ
16 14 (3.51%) Protocol Buffers
17 13 (3.26%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.03%) Fixed Income
2 41 (10.28%) Derivative
3 26 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (6.27%) Equities
4 25 (6.27%) Greenfield Project
5 21 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 17 (4.26%) Hedge funds
6 17 (4.26%) Mobile App
7 15 (3.76%) Data Structures
8 13 (3.26%) Algorithms
9 12 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (2.76%) Equity Derivative
10 11 (2.76%) Pricing Data
11 8 (2.01%) Reference Data
12 7 (1.75%) Cloud Native
12 7 (1.75%) Smart City
13 6 (1.50%) OTC Derivatives
14 5 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
15 4 (1.00%) Credit Risk
15 4 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 44 (11.03%) Linux
2 14 (3.51%) Unix
3 8 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (1.75%) CentOS
5 6 (1.50%) Debian
5 6 (1.50%) Windows
6 5 (1.25%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.00%) Android
8 3 (0.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (49.12%) Software Engineering
2 180 (45.11%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (32.08%) Microservices
4 103 (25.81%) DevOps
5 72 (18.05%) Asset Management
5 72 (18.05%) TDD
6 41 (10.28%) Test Automation
7 40 (10.03%) Problem-Solving
8 35 (8.77%) Computer Science
9 34 (8.52%) Analytics
10 32 (8.02%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (8.02%) OO
11 31 (7.77%) SOA
12 28 (7.02%) Decision-Making
13 25 (6.27%) BDD
14 24 (6.02%) Fintech
15 21 (5.26%) Front End Development
15 21 (5.26%) SDLC
16 20 (5.01%) Scrum
17 17 (4.26%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 399 (100.00%) Java
2 109 (27.32%) Python
3 93 (23.31%) SQL
4 66 (16.54%) Java 8
5 45 (11.28%) JavaScript
6 41 (10.28%) R
7 32 (8.02%) Kotlin
8 29 (7.27%) C++
9 24 (6.02%) Scala
10 21 (5.26%) C#
11 9 (2.26%) Ruby
11 9 (2.26%) TypeScript
12 8 (2.01%) Go
13 7 (1.75%) Java 9
14 6 (1.50%) Perl
15 5 (1.25%) C
15 5 (1.25%) ES6
15 5 (1.25%) ES7
15 5 (1.25%) ES8
15 5 (1.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (10.28%) Degree
2 25 (6.27%) Security Cleared
3 19 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 14 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (2.51%) Numerate Degree
6 8 (2.01%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.25%) Master's Degree
8 4 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.00%) ISEB
9 3 (0.75%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (0.50%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.50%) CISSP
10 2 (0.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.01%) QA
2 8 (2.01%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.50%) COBIT
3 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 75 (18.80%) Docker
2 12 (3.01%) HDFS
3 2 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 79 (19.80%) Kubernetes
2 38 (9.52%) Terraform
3 18 (4.51%) Ansible
4 4 (1.00%) Nagios
4 4 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.00%) Puppet
5 2 (0.50%) Graphite
5 2 (0.50%) HP Fortify
5 2 (0.50%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.50%) Nessus
5 2 (0.50%) Rancher
5 2 (0.50%) SELinux
5 2 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.50%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.25%) Consul
6 1 (0.25%) Grafana
6 1 (0.25%) Kibana
6 1 (0.25%) Mesos
6 1 (0.25%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.25%) Salt
Vendors
1 55 (13.78%) Oracle
2 29 (7.27%) Google
3 25 (6.27%) Sybase
4 7 (1.75%) New Relic
4 7 (1.75%) Perforce
4 7 (1.75%) Splunk
5 5 (1.25%) AppDynamics
5 5 (1.25%) Bloomberg
5 5 (1.25%) Cloudera
5 5 (1.25%) Dynatrace
6 4 (1.00%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.75%) Adobe
7 3 (0.75%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.75%) CA
8 2 (0.50%) Cisco
8 2 (0.50%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.50%) SAP
9 1 (0.25%) Veracode
9 1 (0.25%) WorldPay