Period
to 20 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 February 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 Engineer
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 376 382 413
Rank change year-on-year +6 +31 +152
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 662 635 529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.63% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.66% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 491 414
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £466
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.41% -6.90%
10th Percentile £397 £385 £319
90th Percentile £688 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £475 £416
% change year-on-year -1.05% +14.11% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 26
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% -2.35%
10th Percentile £38.17 £39.23 £31.33
90th Percentile £112.13 £48.75 £50.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% -2.35%

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 93,856 96,346 90,370
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.63% 94.88% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,135 63,971 58,919
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £273 £263 £253
90th Percentile £644 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,947 2,871 3,224
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.91 £10.63
90th Percentile £48.94 £48.57 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 20 February 2019.

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 20 February 2019.

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 20 February 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 +27 619 £550 +10.00% 266
London +38 422 £575 +9.52% 117
UK excluding London -26 240 £470 -1.05% 170
North of England -33 82 £490 +13.95% 54
South East -7 58 £453 -9.50% 37
North West -1 52 £506 +15.71% 31
Scotland -20 36 £451 -17.34% 15
Yorkshire -30 29 £440 +1.44% 20
Midlands +6 25 £466 -3.87% 13
West Midlands -2 21 £456 +11.28% 5
South West -40 17 £500 +17.65% 22
East of England +6 15 £440 +0.57% 23
East Midlands -1 4 £488 -2.50% 8
Northern Ireland - 4 £325 - 2
Wales -11 2 £488 - 4
Channel Islands -2 1 - -
North East -16 1 £480 +9.71% 3

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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.

1 660 (99.70%) Java
2 309 (46.68%) Agile Software Development
3 257 (38.82%) Software Engineering
4 237 (35.80%) Spring
4 237 (35.80%) DevOps
5 198 (29.91%) Microservices
5 198 (29.91%) Java 8
6 184 (27.79%) Docker
7 170 (25.68%) Jenkins
8 164 (24.77%) Amazon AWS
9 160 (24.17%) Python
10 154 (23.26%) TDD
11 144 (21.75%) Maven
12 139 (21.00%) Test Automation
13 127 (19.18%) Spring Boot
14 123 (18.58%) Finance
15 121 (18.28%) Linux
16 119 (17.98%) Git (software)
17 116 (17.52%) Continuous Integration
18 114 (17.22%) BDD
19 105 (15.86%) Kubernetes
20 102 (15.41%) Kafka
21 98 (14.80%) JavaScript
22 93 (14.05%) Banking
23 91 (13.75%) Big Data
24 89 (13.44%) SQL
25 85 (12.84%) Web Services
26 84 (12.69%) Scrum
26 84 (12.69%) Gradle
26 84 (12.69%) Ansible

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 59 (8.91%) Apache Spark
2 30 (4.53%) Apache
2 30 (4.53%) Elasticsearch
3 23 (3.47%) Tomcat
4 22 (3.32%) WebSphere
5 19 (2.87%) JBoss
6 14 (2.11%) Cloud Foundry
7 11 (1.66%) Confluence
8 10 (1.51%) Mule
8 10 (1.51%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.06%) nginx
10 5 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.60%) CMS
12 3 (0.45%) Apache Qpid
12 3 (0.45%) Jupyter
12 3 (0.45%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.30%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.30%) IIS
13 2 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
13 2 (0.30%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 164 (24.77%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (8.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (4.98%) GitHub
4 26 (3.93%) AWS CloudFormation
4 26 (3.93%) Google Cloud Platform
5 21 (3.17%) PaaS
6 15 (2.27%) Serverless
7 13 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (1.81%) AWS Lambda
8 12 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (1.66%) SaaS
10 9 (1.36%) npm
11 8 (1.21%) Amazon S3
11 8 (1.21%) OpenShift
12 7 (1.06%) IaaS
13 6 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 5 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
15 4 (0.60%) Route 53
15 4 (0.60%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.96%) HTTP
2 7 (1.06%) TCP/IP
3 6 (0.91%) DNS
4 5 (0.76%) DHCP
4 5 (0.76%) Firewall
4 5 (0.76%) Kerberos
5 4 (0.60%) AMQP
5 4 (0.60%) FTP
5 4 (0.60%) IPsec
6 3 (0.45%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (0.45%) Network Security
6 3 (0.45%) VPN
7 2 (0.30%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.30%) Wireless
8 1 (0.15%) DLNA
8 1 (0.15%) OpenFlow
8 1 (0.15%) OpenVPN
8 1 (0.15%) SSH
8 1 (0.15%) UPnP
8 1 (0.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (13.75%) Big Data
2 53 (8.01%) NoSQL
3 52 (7.85%) PostgreSQL
4 51 (7.70%) Hadoop
5 49 (7.40%) MongoDB
6 40 (6.04%) MySQL
7 37 (5.59%) Relational Database
8 25 (3.78%) SQL Server
9 20 (3.02%) Apache Hive
10 16 (2.42%) Apache Cassandra
10 16 (2.42%) RDBMS
11 12 (1.81%) HBase
12 10 (1.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 10 (1.51%) Oracle Database
13 9 (1.36%) DB2
14 8 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
15 6 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
15 6 (0.91%) Flink
15 6 (0.91%) GIS
16 4 (0.60%) Redis
Development Applications
1 170 (25.68%) Jenkins
2 144 (21.75%) Maven
3 119 (17.98%) Git (software)
4 84 (12.69%) Gradle
5 78 (11.78%) Selenium
6 68 (10.27%) Cucumber
7 56 (8.46%) JUnit
8 31 (4.68%) JIRA
9 28 (4.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 27 (4.08%) Hudson
11 24 (3.63%) Artifactory
12 19 (2.87%) Gatling
13 18 (2.72%) Mockito
14 17 (2.57%) Spock
15 14 (2.11%) GitLab
15 14 (2.11%) IBM UrbanCode
15 14 (2.11%) WebDriver
16 13 (1.96%) Sonatype Nexus
17 12 (1.81%) JMeter
18 11 (1.66%) Subversion
General
1 123 (18.58%) Finance
2 93 (14.05%) Banking
3 30 (4.53%) Front Office
4 22 (3.32%) Retail
5 14 (2.11%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.21%) Marketing
6 8 (1.21%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.06%) Games
8 6 (0.91%) Back Office
8 6 (0.91%) Law
9 5 (0.76%) Legal
10 4 (0.60%) Electronics
10 4 (0.60%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.45%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.45%) Automotive
11 3 (0.45%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.30%) Advertising
12 2 (0.30%) Billing
13 1 (0.15%) Avionics
13 1 (0.15%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (35.80%) Spring
2 127 (19.18%) Spring Boot
3 102 (15.41%) Kafka
4 85 (12.84%) Web Services
5 82 (12.39%) REST
6 80 (12.08%) RESTful
7 74 (11.18%) AngularJS
8 55 (8.31%) Node.js
9 49 (7.40%) J2EE
10 46 (6.95%) HTML
11 42 (6.34%) Hibernate
12 33 (4.98%) JSON
13 32 (4.83%) React
14 29 (4.38%) SOAP
15 27 (4.08%) CSS
15 27 (4.08%) Elastic Stack
16 26 (3.93%) Java EE
17 21 (3.17%) XML
18 20 (3.02%) RabbitMQ
18 20 (3.02%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 69 (10.42%) Greenfield Project
2 30 (4.53%) Fintech
3 20 (3.02%) iPad
4 17 (2.57%) Public Cloud
5 14 (2.11%) Cloud Native
6 13 (1.96%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.51%) Algorithms
8 9 (1.36%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.36%) User Experience
9 8 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (1.21%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (1.06%) Fixed Income
11 6 (0.91%) Robotics
12 4 (0.60%) Equities
13 3 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.45%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.45%) PKI
14 2 (0.30%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 121 (18.28%) Linux
2 30 (4.53%) Unix
3 16 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (2.27%) Windows
5 12 (1.81%) Android
6 8 (1.21%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.06%) CentOS
8 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.15%) Debian
9 1 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (46.68%) Agile Software Development
2 257 (38.82%) Software Engineering
3 237 (35.80%) DevOps
4 198 (29.91%) Microservices
5 154 (23.26%) TDD
6 139 (21.00%) Test Automation
7 116 (17.52%) Continuous Integration
8 114 (17.22%) BDD
9 84 (12.69%) Scrum
10 67 (10.12%) Continuous Delivery
11 65 (9.82%) Open Source
12 56 (8.46%) Mentoring
13 53 (8.01%) E-Commerce
14 42 (6.34%) Problem-Solving
15 41 (6.19%) Configuration Management
16 33 (4.98%) OO
17 32 (4.83%) MVC
18 27 (4.08%) Pair Programming
19 26 (3.93%) Unit Testing
20 23 (3.47%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 660 (99.70%) Java
2 198 (29.91%) Java 8
3 160 (24.17%) Python
4 98 (14.80%) JavaScript
5 89 (13.44%) SQL
6 57 (8.61%) Scala
7 45 (6.80%) C++
8 39 (5.89%) Groovy
9 33 (4.98%) Bash Shell
10 32 (4.83%) C#
11 17 (2.57%) PHP
12 13 (1.96%) C
12 13 (1.96%) Kotlin
12 13 (1.96%) Ruby
13 12 (1.81%) Go
14 11 (1.66%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.06%) TypeScript
16 6 (0.91%) Clojure
17 5 (0.76%) PL/SQL
18 3 (0.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 44 (6.65%) Security Cleared
2 33 (4.98%) Degree
2 33 (4.98%) SC Cleared
3 20 (3.02%) AWS Certification
4 16 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.36%) Numerate Degree
6 7 (1.06%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.91%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.30%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.30%) ISEB
9 1 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.15%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.15%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.68%) QA
2 4 (0.60%) PSD2
3 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.15%) EMIR
3 1 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 184 (27.79%) Docker
2 8 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (1.06%) HDFS
4 6 (0.91%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.45%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.30%) Firmware
6 2 (0.30%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.15%) KVM
7 1 (0.15%) OpenDJ
7 1 (0.15%) OpenIDM
7 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 105 (15.86%) Kubernetes
2 84 (12.69%) Ansible
3 70 (10.57%) Terraform
4 49 (7.40%) Puppet
5 31 (4.68%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (1.36%) Packer
7 7 (1.06%) Hadoop YARN
8 5 (0.76%) Docker Swarm
8 5 (0.76%) Mesos
8 5 (0.76%) Rancher
8 5 (0.76%) Salt
8 5 (0.76%) ZABBIX
9 4 (0.60%) Oozie
10 3 (0.45%) Kibana
10 3 (0.45%) Nagios
11 2 (0.30%) Consul
11 2 (0.30%) Grafana
11 2 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.30%) logstash
11 2 (0.30%) rkt
Vendors
1 56 (8.46%) Oracle
2 25 (3.78%) Google
3 19 (2.87%) Splunk
4 17 (2.57%) Salesforce.com
5 15 (2.27%) IBM
6 12 (1.81%) Red Hat
7 10 (1.51%) Microsoft
8 8 (1.21%) AppDynamics
8 8 (1.21%) Atlassian
8 8 (1.21%) hybris
9 7 (1.06%) Hortonworks
9 7 (1.06%) Perforce
10 6 (0.91%) Tableau
10 6 (0.91%) WSO2
11 5 (0.76%) Cloudera
11 5 (0.76%) MapR
12 4 (0.60%) Cypress Semiconductor
13 3 (0.45%) Cisco
13 3 (0.45%) New Relic
13 3 (0.45%) Rackspace