Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 May 2022.

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
25 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 351 378 372
Rank change year-on-year +27 -6 +64
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 626 348 286
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.59% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.64% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 234 234
10th Percentile £440 £400 £402
25th Percentile £528 £460 £468
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £700 £667 £638
90th Percentile £750 £750 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +26.32% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 3 3
10th Percentile - £37.50 £40.21
25th Percentile - £41.25 £42.38
Median hourly rate £65.00 £50.00 £46.00
Median % change year-on-year +30.00% +8.70% -
75th Percentile £75.00 £64.25 £55.77
90th Percentile - £71.30 £61.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £42.50 £43.59
% change year-on-year +52.94% -2.49% -

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 81,559 54,422 44,799
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.17% 92.82% 93.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,407 37,298 29,727
10th Percentile £313 £293 £250
25th Percentile £425 £388 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £480 £470
Median % change year-on-year +9.38% +2.13% -0.53%
75th Percentile £638 £584 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,960 1,700 1,632
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.50
25th Percentile £15.75 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £23.91 £21.78 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +9.78% +14.63% +5.56%
75th Percentile £49.25 £44.50 £38.75
90th Percentile £65.00 £57.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.78 £18.00
% change year-on-year +6.52% +4.31% +2.86%

Java Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Engineer in the UK

Java Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Java Engineer.

Daily rate trend for Java Engineer in the UK

Java Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Java Engineer over the 6 months to 25 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Java Engineer in the UK

Java Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Java Engineer.

Hourly rate trend for Java Engineer in the UK

Java Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Java Engineer over the 6 months to 25 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Java Engineer in the UK

Java Engineer
Top 15 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 25 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England +34 539 £625 +13.64% 211
London +45 421 £640 +6.67% 135
Work from Home +27 325 £600 +20.00% 113
UK excluding London -55 128 £600 +26.32% 86
South West -5 58 £600 +9.09% 9
North of England -50 21 £650 +52.94% 23
North West -41 16 £650 +56.63% 16
South East -33 14 £535 +12.63% 18
Wales -5 13 £525 -4.11% 1
Scotland -11 12 £445 +11.25% 10
Midlands -35 8 £620 +67.57% 9
West Midlands - 7 £679 - 8
Yorkshire -40 5 £519 +2.72% 5
East of England -23 2 £493 -17.83% 15
East Midlands -21 1 £620 +67.57% 1

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 2022, Java Engineer contract jobs required the following 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.

1 626 (100.00%) Java
2 381 (60.86%) Software Engineering
3 343 (54.79%) Agile
4 282 (45.05%) Microservices
5 279 (44.57%) AWS
6 231 (36.90%) CI/CD
7 224 (35.78%) DevOps
8 213 (34.03%) Kafka
9 181 (28.91%) Finance
10 177 (28.27%) Azure
11 159 (25.40%) Docker
12 153 (24.44%) Kubernetes
13 151 (24.12%) Spring Boot
13 151 (24.12%) Spring
14 146 (23.32%) GCP
15 138 (22.04%) JavaScript
16 127 (20.29%) React
16 127 (20.29%) Python
17 109 (17.41%) TDD
18 107 (17.09%) Test Automation
19 100 (15.97%) Investment Management
20 98 (15.65%) Terraform
21 97 (15.50%) Asset Management
22 95 (15.18%) Analytics
23 87 (13.90%) gRPC
24 81 (12.94%) Maven
24 81 (12.94%) Front Office
25 80 (12.78%) Security Cleared
25 80 (12.78%) BDD
26 78 (12.46%) Hedge funds

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 48 (7.67%) Apache Spark
2 27 (4.31%) Confluence
3 26 (4.15%) Apache
4 18 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (1.76%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.12%) Apache Airflow
6 7 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (0.96%) Jetty
8 3 (0.48%) Mule
8 3 (0.48%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.32%) WildFly
10 1 (0.16%) CMS
10 1 (0.16%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.16%) GemFire
10 1 (0.16%) IIS
10 1 (0.16%) nginx
10 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 6 (0.96%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 279 (44.57%) AWS
2 177 (28.27%) Azure
3 146 (23.32%) GCP
4 42 (6.71%) Serverless
5 34 (5.43%) AWS Lambda
6 30 (4.79%) GitHub
7 28 (4.47%) Amazon EC2
8 24 (3.83%) OpenShift
9 23 (3.67%) Amazon S3
10 12 (1.92%) Azure Data Factory
11 10 (1.60%) Apigee
12 8 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (1.12%) Amazon EKS
13 7 (1.12%) Amazon EMR
13 7 (1.12%) Amazon SQS
13 7 (1.12%) Azure Key Vault
13 7 (1.12%) Azure Monitor
13 7 (1.12%) SaaS
14 6 (0.96%) AWS Fargate
15 5 (0.80%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.08%) HTTP
2 10 (1.60%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.32%) Firewall
3 2 (0.32%) Internet
3 2 (0.32%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.16%) DNS
4 1 (0.16%) FTP
4 1 (0.16%) Intranet
4 1 (0.16%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.16%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.16%) SMTP
4 1 (0.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (8.15%) NoSQL
2 50 (7.99%) Big Data
3 44 (7.03%) MongoDB
4 37 (5.91%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (3.35%) Delta Lake
5 21 (3.35%) Relational Database
6 18 (2.88%) Oracle Database
7 16 (2.56%) MySQL
8 14 (2.24%) Amazon Redshift
8 14 (2.24%) SQL Server
9 10 (1.60%) GIS
10 9 (1.44%) Geospatial Data
10 9 (1.44%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.12%) Data Lake
12 6 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.96%) Hazelcast
13 5 (0.80%) BigQuery
13 5 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.80%) Flink
14 3 (0.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 81 (12.94%) Maven
2 72 (11.50%) Jenkins
3 69 (11.02%) Git (software)
4 60 (9.58%) JIRA
5 54 (8.63%) Gradle
6 29 (4.63%) Selenium
7 27 (4.31%) GitLab
8 26 (4.15%) Cucumber
9 19 (3.04%) JUnit
9 19 (3.04%) TeamCity
10 14 (2.24%) Sonatype Nexus
11 11 (1.76%) Eclipse
11 11 (1.76%) Postman
12 10 (1.60%) JMeter
13 9 (1.44%) Mockito
14 7 (1.12%) Bitbucket
15 6 (0.96%) Rational DOORS
15 6 (0.96%) Rational Rhapsody
15 6 (0.96%) Rational Team Concert
15 6 (0.96%) REST Assured
General
1 181 (28.91%) Finance
2 81 (12.94%) Front Office
3 71 (11.34%) Social Skills
4 68 (10.86%) Banking
5 25 (3.99%) Retail
6 22 (3.51%) Investment Banking
7 18 (2.88%) Public Sector
8 15 (2.40%) Marketing
9 8 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (1.12%) Influencing Skills
10 7 (1.12%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.96%) Publishing
12 4 (0.64%) Back Office
12 4 (0.64%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.48%) Legal
13 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.32%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.32%) Military
15 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.16%) Wearables
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (34.03%) Kafka
2 151 (24.12%) Spring
2 151 (24.12%) Spring Boot
3 127 (20.29%) React
4 87 (13.90%) gRPC
5 54 (8.63%) REST
6 42 (6.71%) RESTful
7 38 (6.07%) AngularJS
8 35 (5.59%) Protocol Buffers
8 35 (5.59%) Web Services
9 33 (5.27%) Node.js
10 31 (4.95%) Apache Camel
11 29 (4.63%) GraphQL
12 28 (4.47%) SOAP
13 24 (3.83%) Vue.js
14 14 (2.24%) Hibernate
14 14 (2.24%) J2EE
15 13 (2.08%) JSON
16 12 (1.92%) ActiveMQ
17 11 (1.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 78 (12.46%) Hedge funds
2 56 (8.95%) Cloud Native
3 50 (7.99%) Fixed Income
4 47 (7.51%) Equities
4 47 (7.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 31 (4.95%) Derivative
6 30 (4.79%) Greenfield Project
7 17 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (1.76%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.44%) Algorithms
9 9 (1.44%) iPad
10 8 (1.28%) Blockchain
10 8 (1.28%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.96%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (0.96%) Legacy Applications
11 6 (0.96%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.48%) Equity Derivative
13 3 (0.48%) Music Streaming
Operating Systems
1 43 (6.87%) Linux
2 12 (1.92%) Unix
3 10 (1.60%) Windows
4 8 (1.28%) Android
5 6 (0.96%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.16%) CentOS
6 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (60.86%) Software Engineering
2 343 (54.79%) Agile
3 282 (45.05%) Microservices
4 231 (36.90%) CI/CD
5 224 (35.78%) DevOps
6 109 (17.41%) TDD
7 107 (17.09%) Test Automation
8 100 (15.97%) Investment Management
9 97 (15.50%) Asset Management
10 95 (15.18%) Analytics
11 80 (12.78%) BDD
12 75 (11.98%) Full Stack Development
13 65 (10.38%) Continuous Integration
14 60 (9.58%) Scrum
15 58 (9.27%) Data Analytics
16 47 (7.51%) Event-Driven
17 44 (7.03%) Clean Code
18 43 (6.87%) Mentoring
19 38 (6.07%) Fintech
20 37 (5.91%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 626 (100.00%) Java
2 138 (22.04%) JavaScript
3 127 (20.29%) Python
4 73 (11.66%) TypeScript
5 59 (9.42%) SQL
6 43 (6.87%) Scala
7 28 (4.47%) C++
8 17 (2.72%) C#
9 16 (2.56%) Kotlin
10 14 (2.24%) C
10 14 (2.24%) Groovy
11 12 (1.92%) Go
11 12 (1.92%) R
12 6 (0.96%) Bash
13 3 (0.48%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.32%) Perl
14 2 (0.32%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.16%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.16%) PHP
15 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 80 (12.78%) Security Cleared
2 62 (9.90%) SC Cleared
3 27 (4.31%) DV Cleared
4 13 (2.08%) Degree
5 7 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.32%) MBA
7 2 (0.32%) OCP
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.32%) PhD
8 1 (0.16%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (10.06%) QA
2 2 (0.32%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 159 (25.40%) Docker
2 5 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.48%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.16%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 153 (24.44%) Kubernetes
2 98 (15.65%) Terraform
3 20 (3.19%) Grafana
4 19 (3.04%) Prometheus
5 18 (2.88%) Ansible
6 10 (1.60%) Consul
7 6 (0.96%) Istio
8 2 (0.32%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.32%) Kibana
8 2 (0.32%) Rancher
9 1 (0.16%) Graphite
9 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.16%) SCCM
9 1 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 35 (5.59%) Databricks
1 35 (5.59%) Oracle
2 23 (3.67%) Google
3 22 (3.51%) Confluent
4 14 (2.24%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 14 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (1.92%) Splunk
6 8 (1.28%) Microsoft
7 7 (1.12%) AppDynamics
8 5 (0.80%) Avaya
8 5 (0.80%) Red Hat
9 4 (0.64%) ForgeRock
10 3 (0.48%) Cadence
10 3 (0.48%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.32%) CyberTech
11 2 (0.32%) HP
11 2 (0.32%) IBM
11 2 (0.32%) Sybase
12 1 (0.16%) Informatica
12 1 (0.16%) New Relic