Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 399 491 539
Rank change year-on-year +92 +48 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 587 454 386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.43% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.46% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 346 304
UK median daily rate £525 £455 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -4.21% +11.76%
10th Percentile £380 £328 £325
90th Percentile £638 £638 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 19 42
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £43.00 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.47% +6.49% +24.25%
10th Percentile £35.00 £39.68 £39.03
90th Percentile £54.00 £55.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £42.75 £40.38
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.87% +24.25%

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 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Java Engineer in the UK

Java Engineer
Top 16 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 19 November 2017. 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 +89 528 £525 +12.66% 112
London +80 360 £550 +10.00% 53
UK excluding London +24 225 £463 +8.82% 60
North of England +76 60 £463 +15.63% 21
South East -10 53 £500 +9.17% 17
Scotland +18 46 £500 +42.86% 1
North West +44 38 £463 +15.63% 9
South West +12 35 £381 -7.58% 5
Yorkshire +30 21 £430 -7.03% 11
Midlands +23 13 £485 +15.48% 3
East Midlands +18 11 £506 +44.64% 2
East of England -36 7 £500 +33.33% 13
Wales +4 6 £450 +5.88%
Channel Islands - 5 - -
North East +60 2 £425 +3.03% 1
West Midlands +15 2 £410 -4.65% 1

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 586 (99.83%) Java
2 304 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
3 231 (39.35%) Software Engineering
4 188 (32.03%) TDD
5 181 (30.83%) Linux
6 176 (29.98%) Spring
7 154 (26.24%) Test Automation
8 153 (26.06%) Git (software)
9 151 (25.72%) JavaScript
10 136 (23.17%) Jenkins
10 136 (23.17%) DevOps
11 135 (23.00%) SQL
11 135 (23.00%) Web Services
12 126 (21.47%) Amazon AWS
12 126 (21.47%) REST
13 123 (20.95%) Microservices
14 121 (20.61%) Finance
15 112 (19.08%) Python
16 111 (18.91%) BDD
17 109 (18.57%) Scrum
17 109 (18.57%) Docker
18 103 (17.55%) Cucumber
19 102 (17.38%) Continuous Integration
20 96 (16.35%) Maven
21 93 (15.84%) Banking
22 90 (15.33%) NoSQL
22 90 (15.33%) Big Data
23 83 (14.14%) Apache Spark
24 82 (13.97%) Node.js
25 79 (13.46%) 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 83 (14.14%) Apache Spark
2 54 (9.20%) Apache
3 41 (6.98%) Confluence
4 37 (6.30%) Tomcat
5 35 (5.96%) Elasticsearch
6 23 (3.92%) Cloud Foundry
7 14 (2.39%) JBoss
8 10 (1.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (1.53%) Apache Solr
9 9 (1.53%) IIS
10 8 (1.36%) WebLogic
11 7 (1.19%) WebSphere
12 6 (1.02%) Apache Pig
12 6 (1.02%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.85%) Mule
13 5 (0.85%) SAS
14 4 (0.68%) Jetty
15 3 (0.51%) GlassFish
15 3 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
16 2 (0.34%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.70%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 126 (21.47%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (4.94%) GitHub
3 26 (4.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (4.09%) Slack
5 12 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (1.87%) PaaS
7 8 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (1.36%) SaaS
8 7 (1.19%) Amazon S3
8 7 (1.19%) IaaS
9 5 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (0.68%) Bluemix
10 4 (0.68%) BrowserStack
10 4 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
10 4 (0.68%) npm
10 4 (0.68%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.51%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.58%) Firewall
2 12 (2.04%) HTTP
3 10 (1.70%) DNS
4 9 (1.53%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.36%) Internet
6 7 (1.19%) LDAP
7 5 (0.85%) DSL
7 5 (0.85%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.68%) BIG-IP
8 4 (0.68%) Network Security
9 3 (0.51%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (0.51%) NAS
10 2 (0.34%) DHCP
10 2 (0.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (0.34%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.34%) SSL
11 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.17%) PuTTY
11 1 (0.17%) VPN
11 1 (0.17%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (15.33%) Big Data
1 90 (15.33%) NoSQL
2 72 (12.27%) Hadoop
3 70 (11.93%) MongoDB
4 49 (8.35%) PostgreSQL
5 45 (7.67%) MySQL
6 35 (5.96%) Apache Hive
7 30 (5.11%) HBase
8 29 (4.94%) Apache Cassandra
9 23 (3.92%) Relational Database
10 21 (3.58%) Impala
11 17 (2.90%) Flink
12 10 (1.70%) Oracle Database
13 9 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (1.36%) Parquet
14 8 (1.36%) RDBMS
15 6 (1.02%) Blockchain
15 6 (1.02%) DB2
15 6 (1.02%) Sybase ASE
16 5 (0.85%) Redis
Development Applications
1 153 (26.06%) Git (software)
2 136 (23.17%) Jenkins
3 103 (17.55%) Cucumber
4 96 (16.35%) Maven
5 78 (13.29%) JIRA
6 64 (10.90%) JUnit
7 55 (9.37%) Selenium
8 34 (5.79%) TeamCity
9 28 (4.77%) WebDriver
10 27 (4.60%) Eclipse
10 27 (4.60%) Gradle
11 25 (4.26%) Mockito
12 22 (3.75%) Subversion
13 17 (2.90%) Jasmine
14 15 (2.56%) Ant
14 15 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 15 (2.56%) GitLab
14 15 (2.56%) JMeter
15 14 (2.39%) Bitbucket
15 14 (2.39%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 121 (20.61%) Finance
2 93 (15.84%) Banking
3 32 (5.45%) Investment Banking
4 13 (2.21%) Financial Institution
5 11 (1.87%) Billing
6 10 (1.70%) Marketing
7 9 (1.53%) Retail
8 7 (1.19%) Front Office
9 5 (0.85%) Games
9 5 (0.85%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.68%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.68%) Electronics
10 4 (0.68%) International Banking
11 3 (0.51%) Military
12 2 (0.34%) Back Office
12 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.34%) Publishing
12 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Automotive
13 1 (0.17%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (29.98%) Spring
2 135 (23.00%) Web Services
3 126 (21.47%) REST
4 82 (13.97%) Node.js
5 79 (13.46%) RESTful
6 61 (10.39%) JSON
7 57 (9.71%) Kafka
8 54 (9.20%) Spring Boot
9 49 (8.35%) React
10 48 (8.18%) Hibernate
11 41 (6.98%) AngularJS
12 35 (5.96%) HTML
13 30 (5.11%) J2EE
14 25 (4.26%) jQuery
15 23 (3.92%) HTML5
15 23 (3.92%) Java EE
16 22 (3.75%) XML
17 21 (3.58%) CSS
17 21 (3.58%) Redux
18 20 (3.41%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.98%) Greenfield Project
2 32 (5.45%) Computer Science
3 31 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (3.41%) Data Structures
5 19 (3.24%) Algorithms
6 16 (2.73%) Fintech
6 16 (2.73%) Virtual Team
7 13 (2.21%) User Experience
8 11 (1.87%) Hedge funds
9 9 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (1.02%) Clustering
12 6 (1.02%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.02%) Public Cloud
13 5 (0.85%) Cloud Native
13 5 (0.85%) DataPower
13 5 (0.85%) iSeries
14 4 (0.68%) Equities
14 4 (0.68%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 181 (30.83%) Linux
2 55 (9.37%) Unix
3 54 (9.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (4.43%) Windows
5 11 (1.87%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.70%) Android
7 7 (1.19%) Windows Server
8 6 (1.02%) CentOS
9 3 (0.51%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.51%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.34%) Solaris
11 1 (0.17%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (39.35%) Software Engineering
3 188 (32.03%) TDD
4 154 (26.24%) Test Automation
5 136 (23.17%) DevOps
6 123 (20.95%) Microservices
7 111 (18.91%) BDD
8 109 (18.57%) Scrum
9 102 (17.38%) Continuous Integration
10 73 (12.44%) SDLC
11 60 (10.22%) Continuous Delivery
12 59 (10.05%) Kanban
13 54 (9.20%) Open Source
14 52 (8.86%) OO
15 45 (7.67%) Configuration Management
16 38 (6.47%) Mentoring
16 38 (6.47%) MVC
17 35 (5.96%) E-Commerce
18 30 (5.11%) Analytics
18 30 (5.11%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 586 (99.83%) Java
2 151 (25.72%) JavaScript
3 135 (23.00%) SQL
4 112 (19.08%) Python
5 74 (12.61%) Scala
6 47 (8.01%) Bash Shell
7 39 (6.64%) Ruby
8 36 (6.13%) C++
8 36 (6.13%) Go
9 29 (4.94%) Perl
10 28 (4.77%) Groovy
11 19 (3.24%) C#
12 10 (1.70%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.53%) C
13 9 (1.53%) Kotlin
14 7 (1.19%) T-SQL
14 7 (1.19%) VB
15 6 (1.02%) PHP
15 6 (1.02%) R
16 5 (0.85%) XPath
Qualifications
1 35 (5.96%) Security Cleared
2 30 (5.11%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.77%) Degree
4 20 (3.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.36%) CEH
5 8 (1.36%) CISSP
5 8 (1.36%) SANS
6 4 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.68%) ISEB
6 4 (0.68%) PhD
7 3 (0.51%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.51%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.17%) HND
9 1 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (12.78%) QA
2 9 (1.53%) GDPR
2 9 (1.53%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.68%) GCP
4 3 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.51%) EMIR
4 3 (0.51%) MiFID
5 2 (0.34%) PSD2
6 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 109 (18.57%) Docker
2 26 (4.43%) HDFS
3 17 (2.90%) Apache Flume
4 6 (1.02%) OpenAM
5 4 (0.68%) OpenIDM
5 4 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.51%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.51%) NFS
6 3 (0.51%) Platform Symphony
6 3 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (0.51%) Veritas File System
6 3 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.34%) Xen
8 1 (0.17%) Firmware
8 1 (0.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 79 (13.46%) Ansible
2 59 (10.05%) Puppet
3 45 (7.67%) Opscode Chef
4 44 (7.50%) Kubernetes
5 18 (3.07%) Oozie
5 18 (3.07%) Terraform
6 10 (1.70%) Docker Swarm
7 7 (1.19%) logstash
8 6 (1.02%) Hadoop YARN
8 6 (1.02%) Mesos
8 6 (1.02%) Rancher
9 4 (0.68%) Nagios
10 3 (0.51%) Ambari
10 3 (0.51%) Grafana
10 3 (0.51%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.51%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.51%) rkt
11 2 (0.34%) Graphite
11 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.34%) Packer
Vendors
1 52 (8.86%) Oracle
2 39 (6.64%) Red Hat
3 27 (4.60%) Splunk
4 22 (3.75%) IBM
5 18 (3.07%) Microsoft
6 11 (1.87%) Sybase
7 10 (1.70%) Google
8 7 (1.19%) AppDynamics
8 7 (1.19%) Atlassian
8 7 (1.19%) VMware
9 6 (1.02%) Cloudera
9 6 (1.02%) Facebook
10 5 (0.85%) HP
10 5 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.85%) Tableau
11 4 (0.68%) Adobe
11 4 (0.68%) F5
11 4 (0.68%) Pega
11 4 (0.68%) Perforce
11 4 (0.68%) TIBCO