Period
to 25 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 364 416 498
Rank change year-on-year +52 +82 +44
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 679 494 410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.54% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.57% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 369 296
UK median daily rate £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £382 £313 £331
90th Percentile £650 £602 £644
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £415
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.20% +2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 30
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +8.28% -16.49%
10th Percentile £40.00 £32.80 £32.50
90th Percentile £43.63 £53.75 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year +1.18% +8.28% -16.49%

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 95,290 86,992 101,087
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.95% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,383 56,264 65,652
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,066 2,875 3,090
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.40 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.74% -11.85% +19.05%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +71 642 £500 +5.26% 279
London +57 388 £550 +10.00% 126
UK excluding London +1 284 £450 +7.14% 172
North of England +26 120 £450 +7.14% 40
South East +14 88 £450 - 45
Yorkshire +19 65 £450 +9.76% 21
North West -2 51 £463 +2.78% 18
East of England +16 22 £488 +14.71% 25
South West -23 21 £433 +18.49% 23
Scotland -38 18 £463 +27.59% 6
Wales -30 9 £425 -8.11% 6
North East +2 5 £425 +23.19% 1
Midlands -21 3 - - 20
Northern Ireland +20 2 £650 +62.50% 7
West Midlands -21 2 - - 13
East Midlands -6 1 - - 7
Channel Islands -7 1 - -

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 677 (99.71%) Java
2 394 (58.03%) Agile Software Development
3 297 (43.74%) Software Engineering
4 220 (32.40%) Spring
5 193 (28.42%) TDD
6 173 (25.48%) Linux
7 164 (24.15%) Jenkins
8 163 (24.01%) DevOps
8 163 (24.01%) Test Automation
9 160 (23.56%) Amazon AWS
10 157 (23.12%) Continuous Integration
11 156 (22.97%) JavaScript
11 156 (22.97%) Scrum
12 153 (22.53%) Finance
13 151 (22.24%) Java 8
14 136 (20.03%) Git (software)
15 134 (19.73%) Web Services
16 129 (19.00%) Docker
17 125 (18.41%) Microservices
18 122 (17.97%) BDD
19 119 (17.53%) SQL
20 114 (16.79%) Python
21 112 (16.49%) Maven
22 103 (15.17%) AngularJS
23 96 (14.14%) Selenium
24 87 (12.81%) NoSQL
25 86 (12.67%) RESTful
26 81 (11.93%) Node.js
27 79 (11.63%) OO
28 76 (11.19%) Cucumber

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 (7.07%) Elasticsearch
2 41 (6.04%) Apache
3 38 (5.60%) Tomcat
4 31 (4.57%) JBoss
5 30 (4.42%) Cloud Foundry
6 27 (3.98%) Confluence
7 25 (3.68%) Apache Spark
8 23 (3.39%) WebSphere
9 15 (2.21%) WebLogic
10 8 (1.18%) CMS
10 8 (1.18%) GemFire
10 8 (1.18%) IIS
10 8 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (1.03%) Apache Solr
11 7 (1.03%) Jetty
12 6 (0.88%) Mule
13 5 (0.74%) nginx
14 4 (0.59%) Amazon Alexa
14 4 (0.59%) Mongrel
15 3 (0.44%) Magnolia
Applications
1 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.15%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 160 (23.56%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (6.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (5.30%) PaaS
4 21 (3.09%) Amazon EC2
4 21 (3.09%) GitHub
5 18 (2.65%) SaaS
6 16 (2.36%) Amazon S3
6 16 (2.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (1.91%) OpenShift
8 10 (1.47%) Amazon ELB
8 10 (1.47%) Serverless
8 10 (1.47%) Slack
8 10 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 9 (1.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 8 (1.18%) npm
11 7 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (1.03%) Google App Engine
12 6 (0.88%) IaaS
13 4 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.59%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.95%) HTTP
2 13 (1.91%) SMS
3 11 (1.62%) Firewall
4 9 (1.33%) DNS
5 8 (1.18%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.03%) DHCP
7 6 (0.88%) SSL
8 5 (0.74%) FTP
9 4 (0.59%) IPsec
10 3 (0.44%) Internet
10 3 (0.44%) SNMP
11 2 (0.29%) 3G
11 2 (0.29%) ICMP
11 2 (0.29%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.29%) LAN
11 2 (0.29%) LTE
11 2 (0.29%) WAN
12 1 (0.15%) DSL
12 1 (0.15%) Junos
12 1 (0.15%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (12.81%) NoSQL
2 67 (9.87%) Big Data
3 53 (7.81%) Hadoop
4 48 (7.07%) MongoDB
5 47 (6.92%) PostgreSQL
6 42 (6.19%) Relational Database
7 41 (6.04%) MySQL
8 32 (4.71%) Apache Hive
9 26 (3.83%) Apache Cassandra
10 18 (2.65%) SQL Server
11 16 (2.36%) Amazon RDS
12 15 (2.21%) HBase
13 14 (2.06%) Redis
14 12 (1.77%) Oracle Database
15 9 (1.33%) RDBMS
16 7 (1.03%) Amazon Redshift
17 5 (0.74%) Cloud Spanner
17 5 (0.74%) Data Lake
17 5 (0.74%) Jackrabbit
17 5 (0.74%) NewSQL
Development Applications
1 164 (24.15%) Jenkins
2 136 (20.03%) Git (software)
3 112 (16.49%) Maven
4 96 (14.14%) Selenium
5 76 (11.19%) Cucumber
6 58 (8.54%) JIRA
7 54 (7.95%) JUnit
8 26 (3.83%) Subversion
8 26 (3.83%) TeamCity
9 23 (3.39%) Eclipse
10 22 (3.24%) WebDriver
11 21 (3.09%) Vagrant
12 17 (2.50%) Ant
13 16 (2.36%) Gradle
13 16 (2.36%) JMeter
14 15 (2.21%) Mercurial
15 14 (2.06%) Liquibase
15 14 (2.06%) Sonatype Nexus
16 13 (1.91%) IntelliJ
16 13 (1.91%) Mockito
General
1 153 (22.53%) Finance
2 66 (9.72%) Banking
3 21 (3.09%) Investment Banking
4 18 (2.65%) Retail
5 17 (2.50%) Front Office
6 12 (1.77%) Back Office
7 10 (1.47%) Games
8 8 (1.18%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.44%) Law
10 3 (0.44%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.29%) Electronics
11 2 (0.29%) Legal
11 2 (0.29%) Marketing
11 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.29%) Publishing
12 1 (0.15%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (32.40%) Spring
2 134 (19.73%) Web Services
3 103 (15.17%) AngularJS
4 86 (12.67%) RESTful
5 81 (11.93%) Node.js
6 72 (10.60%) Spring Boot
7 71 (10.46%) Kafka
7 71 (10.46%) REST
8 55 (8.10%) React
9 51 (7.51%) SOAP
10 47 (6.92%) J2EE
11 45 (6.63%) Hibernate
12 40 (5.89%) Spring MVC
13 39 (5.74%) JSON
14 33 (4.86%) HTML
15 31 (4.57%) RabbitMQ
16 30 (4.42%) Middleware
17 28 (4.12%) .NET
18 27 (3.98%) CSS
18 27 (3.98%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (6.33%) Greenfield Project
2 27 (3.98%) Computer Science
3 26 (3.83%) User Experience
4 25 (3.68%) Fixed Income
5 23 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (3.09%) Linux Command Line
7 20 (2.95%) Public Cloud
8 18 (2.65%) Data Structures
9 17 (2.50%) Algorithms
9 17 (2.50%) Virtual Team
10 12 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.62%) Fintech
11 11 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 10 (1.47%) Cloud Native
12 10 (1.47%) Hedge funds
12 10 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (0.88%) Video\Live Streaming
13 6 (0.88%) Wiki
14 5 (0.74%) e-Learning
14 5 (0.74%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 173 (25.48%) Linux
2 55 (8.10%) Unix
3 31 (4.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (3.83%) Windows
5 18 (2.65%) Android
6 13 (1.91%) CentOS
7 11 (1.62%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.29%) AIX
8 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.29%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.15%) Solaris
9 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (58.03%) Agile Software Development
2 297 (43.74%) Software Engineering
3 193 (28.42%) TDD
4 163 (24.01%) DevOps
4 163 (24.01%) Test Automation
5 157 (23.12%) Continuous Integration
6 156 (22.97%) Scrum
7 125 (18.41%) Microservices
8 122 (17.97%) BDD
9 79 (11.63%) OO
10 74 (10.90%) Continuous Delivery
11 66 (9.72%) Open Source
12 65 (9.57%) Multithreading
13 53 (7.81%) Kanban
14 51 (7.51%) Problem-Solving
15 46 (6.77%) Configuration Management
16 45 (6.63%) Low Latency
16 45 (6.63%) Software Testing
17 43 (6.33%) MVC
18 40 (5.89%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 677 (99.71%) Java
2 156 (22.97%) JavaScript
3 151 (22.24%) Java 8
4 119 (17.53%) SQL
5 114 (16.79%) Python
6 45 (6.63%) Scala
7 43 (6.33%) Ruby
8 36 (5.30%) C++
9 31 (4.57%) C#
10 27 (3.98%) Bash Shell
10 27 (3.98%) Groovy
11 23 (3.39%) Shell Script
12 19 (2.80%) Perl
13 18 (2.65%) C
13 18 (2.65%) Go
14 11 (1.62%) Kotlin
14 11 (1.62%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.18%) PHP
15 8 (1.18%) R
16 5 (0.74%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 41 (6.04%) Security Cleared
2 40 (5.89%) Degree
3 22 (3.24%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.03%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.03%) Master's Degree
6 6 (0.88%) ISEB
7 4 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.44%) PhD
9 2 (0.29%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.15%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.15%) CCSP
10 1 (0.15%) CEH
10 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.15%) CISM
10 1 (0.15%) CISSP
10 1 (0.15%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.15%) PMP
10 1 (0.15%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.63%) QA
2 7 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.44%) GCP
4 2 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.29%) PSD2
4 2 (0.29%) SEPA
5 1 (0.15%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.15%) ECSS
5 1 (0.15%) EMIR
5 1 (0.15%) GDPR
5 1 (0.15%) MiFID
5 1 (0.15%) MISRA
5 1 (0.15%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 129 (19.00%) Docker
2 17 (2.50%) HDFS
3 12 (1.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.59%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.59%) Xen
6 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.15%) Firmware
6 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 56 (8.25%) Puppet
2 54 (7.95%) Ansible
3 51 (7.51%) Kubernetes
4 35 (5.15%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (2.50%) Terraform
6 10 (1.47%) Docker Swarm
7 8 (1.18%) Kibana
8 7 (1.03%) logstash
9 6 (0.88%) Grafana
10 5 (0.74%) HP ALM
10 5 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.59%) Mesos
11 4 (0.59%) Packer
12 3 (0.44%) Nagios
13 2 (0.29%) Capistrano
13 2 (0.29%) Rancher
14 1 (0.15%) Consul
14 1 (0.15%) Graylog
14 1 (0.15%) Prometheus
14 1 (0.15%) rkt
Vendors
1 41 (6.04%) Oracle
2 33 (4.86%) Red Hat
3 24 (3.53%) Google
4 16 (2.36%) Splunk
5 15 (2.21%) AppDynamics
5 15 (2.21%) IBM
6 10 (1.47%) Microsoft
7 9 (1.33%) VMware
8 8 (1.18%) Atlassian
9 7 (1.03%) Cloudera
9 7 (1.03%) MuleSoft
10 5 (0.74%) HP
11 4 (0.59%) Ab Initio
11 4 (0.59%) hybris
11 4 (0.59%) Sybase
12 3 (0.44%) Informatica
13 2 (0.29%) CA
13 2 (0.29%) Citrix
13 2 (0.29%) Sun
13 2 (0.29%) TIBCO