The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £456 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 362 442 432
Rank change year-on-year +80 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 237 216 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.41% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.43% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 176 152
Median daily rate £456 £449 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.61% -0.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £350 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +1.25% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 19
Median hourly rate £47.50 £38.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.37% -30.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £38.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +23.37% -30.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Java Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Java Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Java Engineer in the UK

Java Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +49 213 £463 +2.77% 115
London +42 133 £513 +2.50% 48
South West +19 26 £350 -5.08% 14
South East +17 24 £415 +3.75% 16
City of London -1 22 £585 +6.27% 10
North West +28 17 £456 +14.06% 12
Somerset -1 11 £425 +13.33% 1
Berkshire +28 10 £300 - 4
Yorkshire +13 10 £410 -13.68% 9
Scotland +49 9 £375 +66.66% 3
Manchester +19 9 £463 +15.62% 10
West Yorkshire +11 9 £420 -11.57% 5
Edinburgh +21 8 £363 +61.11% 3
Leeds +8 8 £420 -11.57% 5
Wales - 8 £369 -
Wiltshire +11 7 £350 - 3
Bristol 0 7 £325 - 9
Swindon - 7 £350 - 3
Bath +6 6 £425 +13.33% 1
Newbury - 6 £300 -
Channel Islands - 6 - -
Jersey - 6 - -
Buckinghamshire -10 5 £500 +166.66% 4
Hampshire +9 4 £450 -
Oxfordshire -15 4 £415 +3.75% 4
Liverpool - 4 £450 -
Merseyside - 4 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £500 - 4
Swansea - 4 £475 -
West Wales - 4 £475 -

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Java Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Java Engineer in the job title.

1 494 (100.00%) Java
2 233 (47.17%) Agile Software Development
3 152 (30.77%) Spring
4 149 (30.16%) Linux
5 147 (29.76%) Software Engineering
6 145 (29.35%) DevOps
7 139 (28.14%) Git (software)
8 132 (26.72%) Jenkins
9 118 (23.89%) Test Automation
10 117 (23.68%) TDD
11 104 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
12 98 (19.84%) Microservices
13 97 (19.64%) JavaScript
14 94 (19.03%) Maven
14 94 (19.03%) Ansible
15 91 (18.42%) Python
16 88 (17.81%) Scrum
17 85 (17.21%) Amazon AWS
18 83 (16.80%) Docker
19 78 (15.79%) SQL
20 77 (15.59%) Web Services
21 75 (15.18%) BDD
22 74 (14.98%) REST
23 67 (13.56%) Hadoop
24 66 (13.36%) Finance
25 64 (12.96%) Cucumber
26 62 (12.55%) Puppet
27 61 (12.35%) MongoDB
28 60 (12.15%) Big Data
29 59 (11.94%) Hibernate

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 36 (7.29%) Apache Spark
2 35 (7.09%) Apache
2 35 (7.09%) Confluence
3 29 (5.87%) Tomcat
4 26 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (3.64%) JBoss
6 12 (2.43%) WebLogic
7 9 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (1.42%) Apache Pig
9 5 (1.01%) Facebook Platform
9 5 (1.01%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.81%) Alfresco
10 4 (0.81%) Jetty
11 3 (0.61%) Mule
11 3 (0.61%) nginx
11 3 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.40%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.40%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.20%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 85 (17.21%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.24%) GitHub
4 7 (1.42%) OpenShift
4 7 (1.42%) Slack
5 5 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.61%) SaaS
6 3 (0.61%) Sauce Labs
7 2 (0.40%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.40%) PaaS
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.20%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.20%) Heroku
8 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.09%) HTTP
2 18 (3.64%) LDAP
3 13 (2.63%) Internet
4 10 (2.02%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.62%) SSH
6 6 (1.21%) ICMP
7 5 (1.01%) Firewall
7 5 (1.01%) SSL
8 4 (0.81%) DNS
8 4 (0.81%) tcpdump
8 4 (0.81%) VPN
8 4 (0.81%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.40%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.20%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.20%) IPv4
10 1 (0.20%) IPv6
10 1 (0.20%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (13.56%) Hadoop
2 61 (12.35%) MongoDB
3 60 (12.15%) Big Data
4 55 (11.13%) MySQL
5 38 (7.69%) NoSQL
6 35 (7.09%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (5.47%) Apache Cassandra
8 22 (4.45%) Relational Database
9 20 (4.05%) Oracle Database
10 14 (2.83%) HBase
11 12 (2.43%) Apache Hive
12 9 (1.82%) Redis
13 8 (1.62%) RDBMS
14 6 (1.21%) SQL Server
15 5 (1.01%) Blockchain
16 4 (0.81%) Data Mining
16 4 (0.81%) DB2
16 4 (0.81%) Sqoop
17 3 (0.61%) Hazelcast
17 3 (0.61%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 139 (28.14%) Git (software)
2 132 (26.72%) Jenkins
3 94 (19.03%) Maven
4 64 (12.96%) Cucumber
5 58 (11.74%) JIRA
6 53 (10.73%) Selenium
7 42 (8.50%) JUnit
8 26 (5.26%) WebDriver
9 24 (4.86%) Subversion
10 22 (4.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 19 (3.85%) Eclipse
12 18 (3.64%) Ant
12 18 (3.64%) Gradle
13 16 (3.24%) Mockito
14 13 (2.63%) Hudson
14 13 (2.63%) JMeter
15 11 (2.23%) Sonatype Nexus
16 10 (2.02%) SoapUI
17 9 (1.82%) Jasmine
18 8 (1.62%) Bitbucket
General
1 66 (13.36%) Finance
2 52 (10.53%) Banking
3 16 (3.24%) Retail
4 14 (2.83%) Marketing
5 13 (2.63%) Games
6 9 (1.82%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.82%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.62%) Back Office
7 8 (1.62%) International Banking
8 6 (1.21%) Advertising
9 5 (1.01%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.81%) Electronics
10 4 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.81%) Publishing
10 4 (0.81%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.61%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.61%) Military
12 2 (0.40%) French Language
12 2 (0.40%) Front Office
13 1 (0.20%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (30.77%) Spring
2 77 (15.59%) Web Services
3 74 (14.98%) REST
4 59 (11.94%) Hibernate
5 47 (9.51%) Spring Boot
6 46 (9.31%) HTML
7 45 (9.11%) RESTful
8 44 (8.91%) J2EE
9 42 (8.50%) CSS
10 38 (7.69%) Node.js
11 36 (7.29%) Kafka
12 35 (7.09%) AngularJS
12 35 (7.09%) JSON
12 35 (7.09%) XML
13 24 (4.86%) React
14 23 (4.66%) JPA
15 22 (4.45%) .NET
15 22 (4.45%) Elastic Stack
15 22 (4.45%) SOAP
16 18 (3.64%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.11%) Greenfield Project
2 26 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 21 (4.25%) Linux Command Line
4 15 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (2.83%) User Experience
6 12 (2.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (1.62%) iSeries
9 6 (1.21%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.01%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.81%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.81%) Market Risk
11 4 (0.81%) Wiki
12 3 (0.61%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.61%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.61%) Fintech
12 3 (0.61%) iPad
12 3 (0.61%) PKI
12 3 (0.61%) RIA
13 2 (0.40%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 149 (30.16%) Linux
2 59 (11.94%) Unix
3 27 (5.47%) CentOS
4 25 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (3.64%) Windows
6 11 (2.23%) Android
7 9 (1.82%) Ubuntu
7 9 (1.82%) Windows Server
8 7 (1.42%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.42%) Debian
9 6 (1.21%) Amazon Linux
10 3 (0.61%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.40%) Solaris
11 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.20%) AIX
12 1 (0.20%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (47.17%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (29.76%) Software Engineering
3 145 (29.35%) DevOps
4 118 (23.89%) Test Automation
5 117 (23.68%) TDD
6 104 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
7 98 (19.84%) Microservices
8 88 (17.81%) Scrum
9 75 (15.18%) BDD
10 44 (8.91%) Kanban
11 43 (8.70%) E-Commerce
12 42 (8.50%) Continuous Delivery
13 41 (8.30%) Open Source
14 33 (6.68%) OO
15 32 (6.48%) Configuration Management
16 30 (6.07%) MVC
16 30 (6.07%) SDLC
17 24 (4.86%) Continuous Deployment
17 24 (4.86%) Unit Testing
18 22 (4.45%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 494 (100.00%) Java
2 97 (19.64%) JavaScript
3 91 (18.42%) Python
4 78 (15.79%) SQL
5 39 (7.89%) Bash Shell
6 31 (6.28%) Scala
7 21 (4.25%) Groovy
7 21 (4.25%) Ruby
8 20 (4.05%) C#
9 19 (3.85%) C++
9 19 (3.85%) Perl
10 11 (2.23%) Go
10 11 (2.23%) PHP
10 11 (2.23%) PL/SQL
11 10 (2.02%) Shell Script
12 8 (1.62%) C
13 6 (1.21%) R
14 4 (0.81%) Clojure
15 3 (0.61%) F#
15 3 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (11.13%) Security Cleared
2 48 (9.72%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.25%) Degree
4 8 (1.62%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.81%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.20%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.20%) ISEB
7 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.20%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (7.29%) QA
2 1 (0.20%) MiFID
System Software
1 83 (16.80%) Docker
2 13 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (1.82%) HDFS
4 7 (1.42%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.40%) Xen
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.20%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 94 (19.03%) Ansible
2 62 (12.55%) Puppet
3 39 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (5.47%) Kubernetes
5 16 (3.24%) OpenAM
6 11 (2.23%) Terraform
7 10 (2.02%) Icinga
8 8 (1.62%) Kibana
8 8 (1.62%) logstash
8 8 (1.62%) Nagios
9 6 (1.21%) Graphite
9 6 (1.21%) Mesos
9 6 (1.21%) SELinux
9 6 (1.21%) ZABBIX
10 5 (1.01%) Hadoop YARN
11 4 (0.81%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (0.81%) OpenIDM
11 4 (0.81%) Salt
12 3 (0.61%) Grafana
12 3 (0.61%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 55 (11.13%) Oracle
2 30 (6.07%) Red Hat
3 19 (3.85%) Atlassian
4 15 (3.04%) Splunk
5 10 (2.02%) IBM
6 8 (1.62%) Facebook
7 7 (1.42%) Google
8 6 (1.21%) Dynatrace
8 6 (1.21%) Sybase
9 5 (1.01%) Cloudera
9 5 (1.01%) Microsoft
10 4 (0.81%) AppDynamics
10 4 (0.81%) ForgeRock
10 4 (0.81%) Luciad
10 4 (0.81%) New Relic
10 4 (0.81%) TIBCO
10 4 (0.81%) VMware
11 3 (0.61%) Hortonworks
11 3 (0.61%) HP
11 3 (0.61%) Perforce
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: Day rate only
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Explore Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Neg (Day Rate)
Posted: 4 days ago