Period
to 26 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 348 426 519
Rank change year-on-year +78 +93 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 746 528 431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.53% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.56% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 394 339
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £401 £356 £325
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £444 £415
% change year-on-year +7.04% +6.93% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 13
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £50.25 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.43% +16.86% +6.49%
10th Percentile £42.68 £35.00 £37.40
90th Percentile £47.15 £53.88 £52.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £50.25 £43.00
% change year-on-year -14.43% +16.86% +6.49%

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 97,367 94,039 101,286
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.91% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,971 61,522 66,115
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,155 2,815 3,206
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.92 £18.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.51% +1.60% +3.52%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.31
90th Percentile £48.25 £48.75 £46.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.28
% change year-on-year -2.78% -1.50% +4.43%

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 26 September 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
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 26 September 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 +99 709 £528 +5.50% 249
London +81 474 £575 +4.55% 107
UK excluding London +27 270 £475 +7.04% 161
South East +31 92 £500 +11.11% 31
North of England +17 81 £450 - 49
Yorkshire +16 45 £438 +1.74% 24
North West -13 31 £475 +2.70% 25
South West -29 28 £440 +20.55% 27
East of England +7 20 £475 -5.00% 11
Scotland -42 18 £451 -7.59% 13
Midlands -12 14 £550 +26.44% 24
West Midlands -6 13 £550 +26.44% 17
Northern Ireland - 8 £575 - 2
Wales -19 7 £500 +33.33% 5
North East -7 5 £400 -
Channel Islands -6 2 - -
East Midlands +5 1 £475 +13.43% 7

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 744 (99.73%) Java
2 423 (56.70%) Agile Software Development
3 330 (44.24%) Software Engineering
4 217 (29.09%) DevOps
5 202 (27.08%) Spring
5 202 (27.08%) Amazon AWS
6 192 (25.74%) Java 8
7 173 (23.19%) Continuous Integration
8 171 (22.92%) TDD
8 171 (22.92%) Linux
9 168 (22.52%) Docker
10 163 (21.85%) Microservices
11 157 (21.05%) Jenkins
12 156 (20.91%) Finance
13 153 (20.51%) Test Automation
14 146 (19.57%) Python
15 145 (19.44%) Scrum
16 144 (19.30%) Maven
17 136 (18.23%) JavaScript
18 129 (17.29%) Web Services
19 124 (16.62%) Git (software)
20 110 (14.75%) BDD
20 110 (14.75%) AngularJS
21 109 (14.61%) Kafka
22 99 (13.27%) SQL
23 93 (12.47%) Selenium
23 93 (12.47%) Spring Boot
24 79 (10.59%) Kubernetes
24 79 (10.59%) Big Data
24 79 (10.59%) NoSQL

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 47 (6.30%) Elasticsearch
2 42 (5.63%) Apache
3 41 (5.50%) Apache Spark
4 35 (4.69%) Tomcat
5 31 (4.16%) Confluence
6 26 (3.49%) Cloud Foundry
7 22 (2.95%) JBoss
8 15 (2.01%) WebSphere
9 10 (1.34%) Jetty
10 9 (1.21%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.80%) GemFire
11 6 (0.80%) IIS
12 5 (0.67%) CMS
12 5 (0.67%) nginx
12 5 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.54%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.54%) Mongrel
14 3 (0.40%) Alfresco
14 3 (0.40%) Liferay
14 3 (0.40%) Magnolia
Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (1.07%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 202 (27.08%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (8.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (4.56%) PaaS
4 27 (3.62%) Google Cloud Platform
5 24 (3.22%) SaaS
6 20 (2.68%) GitHub
7 15 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (1.74%) Amazon S3
8 13 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
8 13 (1.74%) Serverless
9 9 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (1.07%) OpenShift
11 7 (0.94%) Google App Engine
12 5 (0.67%) IaaS
12 5 (0.67%) Slack
13 4 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
14 3 (0.40%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.34%) HTTP
2 7 (0.94%) SSL
3 5 (0.67%) DHCP
3 5 (0.67%) DNS
3 5 (0.67%) FTP
3 5 (0.67%) IPsec
3 5 (0.67%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.54%) Kerberos
4 4 (0.54%) Wireless
5 3 (0.40%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (0.40%) Internet
5 3 (0.40%) SMS
5 3 (0.40%) SNMP
6 2 (0.27%) AMQP
6 2 (0.27%) Firewall
6 2 (0.27%) SSH
6 2 (0.27%) VPN
7 1 (0.13%) Junos
7 1 (0.13%) Network Security
7 1 (0.13%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (10.59%) Big Data
1 79 (10.59%) NoSQL
2 67 (8.98%) Hadoop
3 57 (7.64%) MongoDB
4 44 (5.90%) Relational Database
5 40 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
6 32 (4.29%) MySQL
7 31 (4.16%) Apache Hive
8 26 (3.49%) Apache Cassandra
9 16 (2.14%) SQL Server
10 15 (2.01%) Redis
11 14 (1.88%) HBase
12 13 (1.74%) Oracle Database
12 13 (1.74%) RDBMS
13 10 (1.34%) Amazon RDS
14 8 (1.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 7 (0.94%) Flink
16 5 (0.67%) Amazon Redshift
17 4 (0.54%) KNIME
17 4 (0.54%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 157 (21.05%) Jenkins
2 144 (19.30%) Maven
3 124 (16.62%) Git (software)
4 93 (12.47%) Selenium
5 73 (9.79%) Cucumber
6 54 (7.24%) JIRA
7 42 (5.63%) JUnit
8 31 (4.16%) Gradle
9 28 (3.75%) Vagrant
10 25 (3.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 23 (3.08%) Eclipse
11 23 (3.08%) Subversion
12 21 (2.82%) WebDriver
13 20 (2.68%) Hudson
14 18 (2.41%) Artifactory
15 17 (2.28%) Ant
15 17 (2.28%) JMeter
16 16 (2.14%) IntelliJ
17 13 (1.74%) TeamCity
18 11 (1.47%) The Grinder
General
1 156 (20.91%) Finance
2 73 (9.79%) Banking
3 28 (3.75%) Front Office
4 13 (1.74%) Back Office
5 12 (1.61%) Investment Banking
5 12 (1.61%) Retail
6 9 (1.21%) Games
7 8 (1.07%) Telecoms
8 7 (0.94%) Marketing
9 6 (0.80%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.40%) Electronics
11 2 (0.27%) Automotive
11 2 (0.27%) Military
11 2 (0.27%) Publishing
12 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (27.08%) Spring
2 129 (17.29%) Web Services
3 110 (14.75%) AngularJS
4 109 (14.61%) Kafka
5 93 (12.47%) Spring Boot
6 73 (9.79%) Node.js
6 73 (9.79%) RESTful
7 68 (9.12%) React
8 61 (8.18%) REST
9 60 (8.04%) J2EE
10 49 (6.57%) SOAP
11 37 (4.96%) RabbitMQ
12 32 (4.29%) Hibernate
13 27 (3.62%) J2SE
13 27 (3.62%) JSON
14 26 (3.49%) HTML
15 21 (2.82%) Gherkin
16 20 (2.68%) .NET
16 20 (2.68%) JMS
16 20 (2.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (6.57%) Greenfield Project
2 31 (4.16%) Public Cloud
2 31 (4.16%) User Experience
3 21 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 20 (2.68%) Computer Science
5 19 (2.55%) Fixed Income
6 18 (2.41%) Fintech
7 17 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (2.01%) Algorithms
9 14 (1.88%) Data Structures
9 14 (1.88%) Wiki
10 12 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
11 11 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
11 11 (1.47%) Mobile App
11 11 (1.47%) Virtual Team
12 9 (1.21%) Cloud Native
12 9 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.07%) Hedge funds
14 7 (0.94%) Equities
14 7 (0.94%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 171 (22.92%) Linux
2 49 (6.57%) Unix
3 20 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (2.41%) Windows
5 16 (2.14%) CentOS
6 15 (2.01%) Android
7 11 (1.47%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (0.40%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.13%) AIX
10 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 423 (56.70%) Agile Software Development
2 330 (44.24%) Software Engineering
3 217 (29.09%) DevOps
4 173 (23.19%) Continuous Integration
5 171 (22.92%) TDD
6 163 (21.85%) Microservices
7 153 (20.51%) Test Automation
8 145 (19.44%) Scrum
9 110 (14.75%) BDD
10 76 (10.19%) OO
11 73 (9.79%) Open Source
12 70 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
13 64 (8.58%) Continuous Delivery
14 50 (6.70%) Low Latency
15 47 (6.30%) Configuration Management
15 47 (6.30%) E-Commerce
15 47 (6.30%) Software Testing
16 44 (5.90%) Multithreading
17 40 (5.36%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 40 (5.36%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 744 (99.73%) Java
2 192 (25.74%) Java 8
3 146 (19.57%) Python
4 136 (18.23%) JavaScript
5 99 (13.27%) SQL
6 64 (8.58%) Scala
7 46 (6.17%) C#
8 45 (6.03%) C++
9 42 (5.63%) Groovy
10 32 (4.29%) Bash Shell
11 24 (3.22%) Shell Script
12 21 (2.82%) Ruby
13 19 (2.55%) Go
14 12 (1.61%) Kotlin
15 11 (1.47%) C
15 11 (1.47%) Perl
16 10 (1.34%) R
17 9 (1.21%) PHP
18 8 (1.07%) Clojure
18 8 (1.07%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (8.71%) Security Cleared
2 35 (4.69%) Degree
2 35 (4.69%) SC Cleared
3 12 (1.61%) AWS Certification
3 12 (1.61%) ISTQB
4 9 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.07%) DBS Check
6 7 (0.94%) ISEB
7 4 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.40%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.40%) PhD
9 2 (0.27%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.62%) QA
2 2 (0.27%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.27%) PSD2
3 1 (0.13%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.13%) MISRA
3 1 (0.13%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 168 (22.52%) Docker
2 13 (1.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 11 (1.47%) HDFS
4 7 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.67%) Firmware
6 4 (0.54%) Xen
7 3 (0.40%) Active Directory
8 2 (0.27%) OpenAM
8 2 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.13%) KVM
9 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 79 (10.59%) Kubernetes
2 58 (7.77%) Ansible
3 55 (7.37%) Terraform
4 46 (6.17%) Puppet
5 16 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.07%) Mesos
6 8 (1.07%) Packer
7 7 (0.94%) Kibana
8 5 (0.67%) Grafana
9 4 (0.54%) logstash
10 3 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
10 3 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.27%) Oozie
12 1 (0.13%) Consul
12 1 (0.13%) Graphite
12 1 (0.13%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.13%) rkt
12 1 (0.13%) Salt
12 1 (0.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 54 (7.24%) Oracle
2 40 (5.36%) Google
3 20 (2.68%) Red Hat
4 15 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (1.61%) IBM
6 11 (1.47%) Microsoft
7 10 (1.34%) Splunk
7 10 (1.34%) VMware
8 9 (1.21%) Atlassian
9 8 (1.07%) AppDynamics
10 6 (0.80%) Tableau
11 5 (0.67%) WorldPay
12 4 (0.54%) Adyen
12 4 (0.54%) Cisco
12 4 (0.54%) Juniper
13 3 (0.40%) CA
13 3 (0.40%) Citrix
13 3 (0.40%) Infragistics
13 3 (0.40%) JDA
13 3 (0.40%) New Relic