Period
to 17 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £539 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 352 408 493
Rank change year-on-year +56 +85 +52
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 715 589 461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.57% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.60% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 449 354
UK median daily rate £539 £525 £461
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.62% +13.82% -2.89%
10th Percentile £400 £378 £327
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 18
UK median hourly rate £44.25 £47.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.84% +10.47% +6.49%
10th Percentile £39.90 £35.00 £39.51
90th Percentile £86.28 £54.00 £55.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £47.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -8.42% +11.76% +5.25%

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 97,705 97,629 100,490
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.94% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,456 64,345 65,505
UK median daily rate £450 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £260 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,047 2,921 3,329
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.96 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.74 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.35% +1.37% -

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 17 November 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Engineer over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Java Engineer in the UK

Java Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 November 2018. 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 +52 669 £550 +4.76% 215
London +57 449 £575 +4.55% 90
UK excluding London +25 264 £475 +2.70% 140
North of England +2 85 £475 +2.70% 31
South East +11 74 £488 -2.50% 48
North West +4 51 £500 +8.11% 23
Yorkshire -2 28 £438 +1.74% 8
Scotland -23 27 £463 -7.45% 7
South West -37 23 £413 +8.20% 21
East of England +14 20 £500 - 15
Midlands -14 17 £550 +13.40% 10
West Midlands -9 16 £550 +34.15% 6
Northern Ireland - 10 £500 - 5
North East 0 6 £418 -1.76%
Wales -17 5 £500 +11.11% 4
Channel Islands -5 3 - -
East Midlands +1 1 £475 -6.17% 4

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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.

1 714 (99.86%) Java
2 366 (51.19%) Agile Software Development
3 301 (42.10%) Software Engineering
4 240 (33.57%) DevOps
5 212 (29.65%) Spring
6 200 (27.97%) Java 8
7 192 (26.85%) Amazon AWS
8 176 (24.62%) Docker
9 165 (23.08%) Microservices
10 159 (22.24%) Python
11 152 (21.26%) Finance
12 144 (20.14%) Jenkins
13 142 (19.86%) Continuous Integration
14 141 (19.72%) TDD
15 136 (19.02%) Test Automation
16 134 (18.74%) Maven
17 133 (18.60%) Linux
18 115 (16.08%) JavaScript
19 111 (15.52%) Scrum
20 108 (15.10%) BDD
21 106 (14.83%) Spring Boot
22 105 (14.69%) Kafka
23 104 (14.55%) Git (software)
24 102 (14.27%) Web Services
25 96 (13.43%) AngularJS
26 95 (13.29%) SQL
27 86 (12.03%) Kubernetes
28 84 (11.75%) Selenium
29 82 (11.47%) Big Data
30 78 (10.91%) Banking

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 42 (5.87%) Apache Spark
2 40 (5.59%) Elasticsearch
3 29 (4.06%) Apache
4 28 (3.92%) Tomcat
5 25 (3.50%) Confluence
6 17 (2.38%) JBoss
6 17 (2.38%) WebSphere
7 14 (1.96%) Cloud Foundry
8 9 (1.26%) Mule
9 8 (1.12%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.70%) CMS
10 5 (0.70%) Jetty
11 4 (0.56%) IIS
11 4 (0.56%) nginx
12 2 (0.28%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.28%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.14%) Jupyter
13 1 (0.14%) Magnolia
13 1 (0.14%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.14%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (1.12%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 192 (26.85%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (9.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.64%) Google Cloud Platform
4 24 (3.36%) PaaS
5 21 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
6 19 (2.66%) SaaS
7 18 (2.52%) Serverless
8 12 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
8 12 (1.68%) GitHub
9 8 (1.12%) OpenShift
10 7 (0.98%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.84%) npm
12 5 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.56%) IaaS
13 4 (0.56%) Slack
13 4 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.98%) HTTP
2 4 (0.56%) Firewall
2 4 (0.56%) Wireless
3 3 (0.42%) AMQP
3 3 (0.42%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (0.42%) SMS
3 3 (0.42%) VPN
4 2 (0.28%) DHCP
4 2 (0.28%) DNS
4 2 (0.28%) Internet
4 2 (0.28%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.28%) Network Security
4 2 (0.28%) SNMP
4 2 (0.28%) SSH
4 2 (0.28%) SSL
4 2 (0.28%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.14%) Broadband
5 1 (0.14%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.14%) FTP
5 1 (0.14%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (11.47%) Big Data
2 72 (10.07%) NoSQL
3 60 (8.39%) Hadoop
4 56 (7.83%) MongoDB
5 48 (6.71%) PostgreSQL
6 44 (6.15%) MySQL
7 42 (5.87%) Relational Database
8 25 (3.50%) Apache Cassandra
9 23 (3.22%) Apache Hive
10 22 (3.08%) SQL Server
11 16 (2.24%) RDBMS
12 12 (1.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 9 (1.26%) Oracle Database
14 7 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
14 7 (0.98%) HBase
15 6 (0.84%) DB2
15 6 (0.84%) Redis
16 5 (0.70%) Couchbase
16 5 (0.70%) Flink
17 4 (0.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 144 (20.14%) Jenkins
2 134 (18.74%) Maven
3 104 (14.55%) Git (software)
4 84 (11.75%) Selenium
5 66 (9.23%) Cucumber
6 55 (7.69%) Gradle
7 45 (6.29%) JIRA
7 45 (6.29%) JUnit
8 31 (4.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 28 (3.92%) Hudson
10 23 (3.22%) Artifactory
11 22 (3.08%) Vagrant
12 21 (2.94%) Gatling
13 16 (2.24%) WebDriver
14 15 (2.10%) JMeter
15 13 (1.82%) Eclipse
15 13 (1.82%) Spock
15 13 (1.82%) Subversion
16 11 (1.54%) Mockito
17 9 (1.26%) The Grinder
General
1 152 (21.26%) Finance
2 78 (10.91%) Banking
3 30 (4.20%) Front Office
4 18 (2.52%) Retail
5 10 (1.40%) Back Office
5 10 (1.40%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.26%) Marketing
7 8 (1.12%) Games
7 8 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.12%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.70%) Electronics
9 3 (0.42%) Automotive
9 3 (0.42%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.42%) Military
10 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.28%) Law
10 2 (0.28%) Publishing
11 1 (0.14%) Advertising
11 1 (0.14%) Billing
11 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (29.65%) Spring
2 106 (14.83%) Spring Boot
3 105 (14.69%) Kafka
4 102 (14.27%) Web Services
5 96 (13.43%) AngularJS
6 74 (10.35%) Node.js
7 64 (8.95%) REST
8 63 (8.81%) J2EE
9 58 (8.11%) React
10 55 (7.69%) RESTful
11 39 (5.45%) Hibernate
12 32 (4.48%) SOAP
13 30 (4.20%) J2SE
14 27 (3.78%) HTML
15 25 (3.50%) JSON
16 21 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
17 20 (2.80%) Elastic Stack
18 19 (2.66%) Gherkin
19 18 (2.52%) NumPy
19 18 (2.52%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 62 (8.67%) Greenfield Project
2 23 (3.22%) Public Cloud
2 23 (3.22%) User Experience
3 19 (2.66%) Fintech
4 18 (2.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 16 (2.24%) Mobile App
6 13 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 13 (1.82%) Fixed Income
7 12 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (1.68%) iPad
8 11 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (1.40%) Algorithms
9 10 (1.40%) Cloud Native
9 10 (1.40%) Wiki
10 9 (1.26%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.12%) Hedge funds
12 7 (0.98%) Equities
13 6 (0.84%) Derivative
14 5 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 133 (18.60%) Linux
2 32 (4.48%) Unix
3 18 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (2.10%) Android
5 14 (1.96%) Windows
6 13 (1.82%) CentOS
7 11 (1.54%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.42%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.14%) Debian
10 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (51.19%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (42.10%) Software Engineering
3 240 (33.57%) DevOps
4 165 (23.08%) Microservices
5 142 (19.86%) Continuous Integration
6 141 (19.72%) TDD
7 136 (19.02%) Test Automation
8 111 (15.52%) Scrum
9 108 (15.10%) BDD
10 67 (9.37%) Open Source
11 64 (8.95%) Continuous Delivery
12 57 (7.97%) Problem-Solving
13 53 (7.41%) OO
14 48 (6.71%) E-Commerce
15 45 (6.29%) Low Latency
16 44 (6.15%) Mentoring
17 34 (4.76%) Configuration Management
18 30 (4.20%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 30 (4.20%) Pair Programming
18 30 (4.20%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 714 (99.86%) Java
2 200 (27.97%) Java 8
3 159 (22.24%) Python
4 115 (16.08%) JavaScript
5 95 (13.29%) SQL
6 58 (8.11%) Scala
7 46 (6.43%) C#
8 44 (6.15%) Groovy
9 43 (6.01%) C++
10 27 (3.78%) Bash Shell
11 19 (2.66%) Go
11 19 (2.66%) PHP
12 17 (2.38%) Ruby
13 12 (1.68%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.26%) R
15 8 (1.12%) Perl
16 7 (0.98%) C
17 6 (0.84%) Java 9
18 5 (0.70%) Kotlin
18 5 (0.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (9.51%) Security Cleared
2 38 (5.31%) SC Cleared
3 28 (3.92%) Degree
4 19 (2.66%) AWS Certification
5 11 (1.54%) ISTQB
6 8 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (0.98%) DBS Check
7 7 (0.98%) ISEB
8 3 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.28%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.28%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.28%) PhD
9 2 (0.28%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.76%) QA
2 3 (0.42%) PSD2
3 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.14%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.14%) MISRA
4 1 (0.14%) MISRA C
System Software
1 176 (24.62%) Docker
2 5 (0.70%) Firmware
3 4 (0.56%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.42%) HDFS
5 2 (0.28%) OpenAM
5 2 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.14%) KVM
6 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 86 (12.03%) Kubernetes
2 75 (10.49%) Ansible
3 73 (10.21%) Terraform
4 40 (5.59%) Puppet
5 17 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (1.26%) Packer
7 6 (0.84%) Mesos
8 5 (0.70%) Docker Swarm
8 5 (0.70%) Hadoop YARN
9 4 (0.56%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.42%) Consul
10 3 (0.42%) Kibana
10 3 (0.42%) Oozie
10 3 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.28%) Grafana
11 2 (0.28%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.28%) rkt
11 2 (0.28%) Salt
12 1 (0.14%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.14%) Rancher
Vendors
1 54 (7.55%) Oracle
2 36 (5.03%) Google
3 18 (2.52%) Red Hat
4 16 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (1.54%) IBM
6 10 (1.40%) Splunk
7 9 (1.26%) Tableau
8 8 (1.12%) Microsoft
9 6 (0.84%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.70%) WorldPay
11 4 (0.56%) Adyen
11 4 (0.56%) Cisco
11 4 (0.56%) Cloudera
11 4 (0.56%) Juniper
12 3 (0.42%) Hortonworks
12 3 (0.42%) Infragistics
12 3 (0.42%) JDA
12 3 (0.42%) SAP
12 3 (0.42%) VMware
12 3 (0.42%) WSO2