The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Engineer
UK
Rank 355 454 488
Rank change year-on-year +99 +34  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 257 194 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.36% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.38% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 116 94
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 23 4
Median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £46.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -14.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.89 £35.00 £41.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £46.75
% change year-on-year +3.75% -14.43%  

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 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 March 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 +67 223 £475 +5.55% 105
London +70 116 £500 +2.56% 45
South East +16 32 £450 -10.00% 20
South West +6 28 £449 +5.58% 13
City of London +9 21 £550 +12.82% 13
Wales +24 19 £475 +5.55% 2
Berkshire +37 16 £575 +90.08% 5
North West +30 16 £350 -14.11% 10
Yorkshire +11 15 £410 -13.68% 4
Reading +28 13 £600 +44.57% 2
Leeds +5 12 £410 -13.68% 2
West Yorkshire +4 12 £410 -13.68% 2
Swansea -7 12 £475 +5.55%
West Wales -8 12 £475 +5.55%
East of England +4 10 £425 +9.67% 8
Somerset -4 10 - - 2
Scotland +24 9 £344 -11.29% 5
Edinburgh +22 8 £363 - 4
Wiltshire +6 8 £265 -
Swindon - 8 £265 -
Manchester +16 7 £295 -30.58% 7
Bristol +8 7 £320 - 4
South Wales - 7 £425 - 2
Yeovil +5 6 - -
Hertfordshire +8 5 £525 +40.00% 3
Hampshire +4 5 £450 +16.27% 2
East Midlands -1 5 £525 - 2
Oxfordshire -9 4 £500 -9.09% 9
Croydon - 4 £425 -
Surrey +12 3 £405 -2.40% 2

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 530 (99.81%) Java
2 300 (56.50%) Agile Software Development
3 193 (36.35%) Software Engineering
4 159 (29.94%) Linux
5 156 (29.38%) DevOps
6 147 (27.68%) Spring
7 134 (25.24%) Jenkins
8 126 (23.73%) TDD
9 120 (22.60%) Git (software)
10 117 (22.03%) Python
11 116 (21.85%) SQL
12 114 (21.47%) Continuous Integration
13 113 (21.28%) Scrum
14 103 (19.40%) BDD
15 98 (18.46%) Maven
16 96 (18.08%) Finance
17 94 (17.70%) JavaScript
18 90 (16.95%) Web Services
19 77 (14.50%) Amazon AWS
20 75 (14.12%) Selenium
20 75 (14.12%) Ansible
21 74 (13.94%) Cucumber
22 71 (13.37%) Unix
23 68 (12.81%) JIRA
24 67 (12.62%) Security Cleared
25 66 (12.43%) Puppet
25 66 (12.43%) REST
26 64 (12.05%) Microservices
27 63 (11.86%) Hadoop
28 59 (11.11%) QA

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 41 (7.72%) Apache
2 37 (6.97%) Apache Spark
3 33 (6.21%) Tomcat
4 30 (5.65%) JBoss
5 27 (5.08%) Confluence
6 22 (4.14%) Elasticsearch
7 21 (3.95%) WebSphere
8 15 (2.82%) WebLogic
9 13 (2.45%) Apache Solr
9 13 (2.45%) WebSphere Application Server
10 12 (2.26%) Apache Pig
11 11 (2.07%) Alfresco
11 11 (2.07%) WebSphere Process Server
12 6 (1.13%) nginx
13 4 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.56%) Ethereum
14 3 (0.56%) GlassFish
14 3 (0.56%) Jetty
14 3 (0.56%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.38%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (0.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.19%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.38%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.38%) Unica
3 1 (0.19%) Endur
3 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 77 (14.50%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (4.14%) GitHub
3 17 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (1.88%) Amazon S3
5 10 (1.88%) Amazon SQS
6 6 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.13%) PaaS
7 5 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.56%) SaaS
8 3 (0.56%) Slack
9 2 (0.38%) Heroku
9 2 (0.38%) IaaS
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.19%) G Suite
10 1 (0.19%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.19%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 36 (6.78%) HTTP
2 18 (3.39%) TCP/IP
3 16 (3.01%) Internet
4 14 (2.64%) SSH
5 9 (1.69%) ICMP
5 9 (1.69%) LDAP
6 6 (1.13%) SSL
7 4 (0.75%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.56%) Firewall
9 2 (0.38%) AMQP
9 2 (0.38%) BGP
9 2 (0.38%) DNS
9 2 (0.38%) OpenVPN
10 1 (0.19%) Broadband
10 1 (0.19%) DVB
10 1 (0.19%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.19%) IPv4
10 1 (0.19%) IPv6
10 1 (0.19%) SMS
10 1 (0.19%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (11.86%) Hadoop
2 53 (9.98%) Big Data
3 43 (8.10%) NoSQL
4 40 (7.53%) MongoDB
5 29 (5.46%) MySQL
5 29 (5.46%) PostgreSQL
5 29 (5.46%) Relational Database
6 26 (4.90%) Apache Hive
7 23 (4.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 23 (4.33%) HBase
8 16 (3.01%) Oracle Database
9 9 (1.69%) Redis
10 7 (1.32%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.94%) Blockchain
12 4 (0.75%) Data Lake
12 4 (0.75%) Flink
12 4 (0.75%) SQL Server
13 3 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.56%) Neo4j
13 3 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 134 (25.24%) Jenkins
2 120 (22.60%) Git (software)
3 98 (18.46%) Maven
4 75 (14.12%) Selenium
5 74 (13.94%) Cucumber
6 68 (12.81%) JIRA
7 47 (8.85%) JUnit
8 35 (6.59%) WebDriver
9 24 (4.52%) Subversion
10 23 (4.33%) Mockito
11 22 (4.14%) Gradle
12 20 (3.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 18 (3.39%) Eclipse
14 17 (3.20%) Ant
15 14 (2.64%) Hudson
15 14 (2.64%) SoapUI
16 8 (1.51%) JMeter
16 8 (1.51%) TeamCity
17 7 (1.32%) HP UFT
18 6 (1.13%) Rational DOORS
General
1 96 (18.08%) Finance
2 54 (10.17%) Banking
3 22 (4.14%) Retail
4 17 (3.20%) Publishing
5 12 (2.26%) Games
5 12 (2.26%) Marketing
6 11 (2.07%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.51%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.13%) Advertising
8 6 (1.13%) Back Office
8 6 (1.13%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.94%) Military
9 5 (0.94%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.75%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.75%) Electronics
11 3 (0.56%) Automotive
11 3 (0.56%) Front Office
12 2 (0.38%) International Banking
12 2 (0.38%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (27.68%) Spring
2 90 (16.95%) Web Services
3 66 (12.43%) REST
4 59 (11.11%) HTML
5 56 (10.55%) RESTful
5 56 (10.55%) XML
6 51 (9.60%) Hibernate
7 45 (8.47%) CSS
7 45 (8.47%) J2EE
8 32 (6.03%) Java EE
8 32 (6.03%) Kafka
8 32 (6.03%) Spring Boot
9 30 (5.65%) AngularJS
9 30 (5.65%) JSON
10 28 (5.27%) SOAP
11 27 (5.08%) Node.js
12 24 (4.52%) HTML5
13 20 (3.77%) JSP
14 19 (3.58%) Gherkin
14 19 (3.58%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (3.58%) Linux Command Line
2 18 (3.39%) Computer Science
3 15 (2.82%) User Experience
4 12 (2.26%) Algorithms
5 10 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (1.69%) Wiki
7 7 (1.32%) Credit Risk
7 7 (1.32%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.13%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (0.94%) RIA
10 3 (0.56%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.56%) Equities
10 3 (0.56%) Fintech
10 3 (0.56%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.56%) PKI
11 2 (0.38%) iPad
11 2 (0.38%) IPTV
11 2 (0.38%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 159 (29.94%) Linux
2 71 (13.37%) Unix
3 22 (4.14%) CentOS
4 19 (3.58%) Windows
5 17 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (2.45%) Ubuntu
7 12 (2.26%) Windows Server
8 10 (1.88%) Android
9 9 (1.69%) Debian
10 7 (1.32%) Amazon Linux
11 6 (1.13%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.75%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.19%) AIX
15 1 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.19%) MVS
15 1 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (56.50%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (36.35%) Software Engineering
3 156 (29.38%) DevOps
4 126 (23.73%) TDD
5 114 (21.47%) Continuous Integration
6 113 (21.28%) Scrum
7 103 (19.40%) BDD
8 64 (12.05%) Microservices
9 57 (10.73%) Open Source
10 55 (10.36%) OO
11 41 (7.72%) Test Automation
12 36 (6.78%) Unit Testing
13 33 (6.21%) Continuous Delivery
13 33 (6.21%) Kanban
13 33 (6.21%) MVC
14 31 (5.84%) Web Development
15 30 (5.65%) Configuration Management
16 29 (5.46%) UML
17 28 (5.27%) E-Commerce
17 28 (5.27%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 530 (99.81%) Java
2 117 (22.03%) Python
3 116 (21.85%) SQL
4 94 (17.70%) JavaScript
5 57 (10.73%) Scala
6 42 (7.91%) Bash Shell
7 33 (6.21%) Ruby
8 28 (5.27%) C#
9 27 (5.08%) Perl
10 26 (4.90%) C++
11 22 (4.14%) PL/SQL
12 17 (3.20%) C
13 16 (3.01%) Go
13 16 (3.01%) Shell Script
14 13 (2.45%) Groovy
15 9 (1.69%) PHP
16 7 (1.32%) Clojure
16 7 (1.32%) F#
16 7 (1.32%) Rust
17 6 (1.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 67 (12.62%) Security Cleared
2 55 (10.36%) SC Cleared
3 27 (5.08%) Degree
4 9 (1.69%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.38%) ISEB
5 2 (0.38%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.19%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (11.11%) QA
2 17 (3.20%) SDET
3 3 (0.56%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.19%) MiFID
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) SAS 70
5 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 59 (11.11%) Docker
2 8 (1.51%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.13%) HDFS
4 5 (0.94%) Apache Flume
4 5 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.19%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.19%) vCloud
7 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 75 (14.12%) Ansible
2 66 (12.43%) Puppet
3 29 (5.46%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (2.45%) Hadoop YARN
5 11 (2.07%) Terraform
6 10 (1.88%) Kibana
7 9 (1.69%) SELinux
8 8 (1.51%) logstash
9 7 (1.32%) Icinga
9 7 (1.32%) Kubernetes
10 5 (0.94%) OpenAM
11 4 (0.75%) Graphite
11 4 (0.75%) Oozie
12 3 (0.56%) Grafana
12 3 (0.56%) Marathon
12 3 (0.56%) Mesos
12 3 (0.56%) Nagios
13 2 (0.38%) Ambari
13 2 (0.38%) Chronos
13 2 (0.38%) Rancher
Vendors
1 57 (10.73%) Oracle
2 32 (6.03%) Atlassian
3 23 (4.33%) Red Hat
4 10 (1.88%) Adobe
5 9 (1.69%) Hortonworks
6 8 (1.51%) IBM
6 8 (1.51%) Microsoft
7 7 (1.32%) Google
7 7 (1.32%) Splunk
7 7 (1.32%) VMware
8 6 (1.13%) Cloudera
8 6 (1.13%) HP
8 6 (1.13%) SAP
9 5 (0.94%) ATG
9 5 (0.94%) Perforce
10 4 (0.75%) hybris
11 3 (0.56%) AppDynamics
11 3 (0.56%) Sybase
12 2 (0.38%) BEA
12 2 (0.38%) MuleSoft
Jersey, Channel Isles
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £300-400
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: Day rate only
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum (3 year contract)
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
TRG
Rate: 35000-45000 Per Annum (3 year contract)
Posted: 11 days ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: £550 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago