Period
to 19 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 426 359 430
Rank change year-on-year -67 +71 +77
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 490 721 468
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.70% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.73% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 522 355
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £412 £388 £325
90th Percentile £688 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £450 £418
% change year-on-year +4.44% +7.78% +0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 17
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% - +11.69%
10th Percentile £38.25 £40.50 £35.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £45.25
% change year-on-year -1.16% -4.97% +17.53%

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 88,055 98,140 90,397
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 94.85% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,893 64,291 58,579
UK median daily rate £468 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,939 3,163 2,919
UK median hourly rate £19.88 £18.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.46% -1.07% -1.58%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.17 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year +5.71% -1.52% -6.47%

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 July 2019.

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 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 July 2019. 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 -86 431 £550 +10.00% 212
London -41 284 £575 +4.55% 113
UK excluding London -73 203 £470 +4.44% 116
Scotland +52 43 £438 -5.41% 13
North of England -45 42 £475 +5.56% 26
South East -34 38 £444 -1.39% 20
South West -15 25 £500 +17.65% 30
East of England +16 24 £485 +2.11% 15
Yorkshire -12 22 £475 +5.56% 10
Midlands +36 18 £475 -13.64% 8
North West -25 15 £443 -6.84% 15
West Midlands +10 12 £473 -14.09% 5
Wales +4 8 £500 +17.65% 2
East Midlands +31 6 £525 - 3
Northern Ireland +7 6 £475 -26.92% 2
North East +20 5 £495 +13.79% 1

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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.

1 488 (99.59%) Java
2 224 (45.71%) Software Engineering
3 212 (43.27%) Agile Software Development
4 160 (32.65%) Amazon AWS
4 160 (32.65%) Microservices
5 154 (31.43%) DevOps
6 146 (29.80%) Docker
7 138 (28.16%) Spring
8 117 (23.88%) Python
9 115 (23.47%) Jenkins
10 110 (22.45%) Git (software)
11 102 (20.82%) Finance
12 99 (20.20%) TDD
13 97 (19.80%) Linux
14 90 (18.37%) SQL
15 88 (17.96%) Java 8
16 86 (17.55%) JavaScript
17 85 (17.35%) Web Services
18 84 (17.14%) Kubernetes
19 81 (16.53%) Test Automation
20 79 (16.12%) RESTful
21 77 (15.71%) Continuous Integration
22 75 (15.31%) Scrum
23 72 (14.69%) Big Data
24 67 (13.67%) Kafka
24 67 (13.67%) Spring Boot
25 63 (12.86%) Maven
26 57 (11.63%) Terraform
27 56 (11.43%) Ansible
27 56 (11.43%) C++

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 46 (9.39%) Apache Spark
2 36 (7.35%) Apache
3 21 (4.29%) Confluence
4 19 (3.88%) Tomcat
5 18 (3.67%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (2.86%) JBoss
7 9 (1.84%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.02%) OpenStack
8 5 (1.02%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.82%) Apache Qpid
9 4 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (0.82%) Jupyter
9 4 (0.82%) WildFly
10 3 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.41%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.41%) Documentum
11 2 (0.41%) GeoServer
11 2 (0.41%) Mule
11 2 (0.41%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 160 (32.65%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (10.41%) Serverless
3 46 (9.39%) AWS Lambda
4 42 (8.57%) Amazon EC2
5 38 (7.76%) Amazon S3
5 38 (7.76%) Microsoft Azure
6 34 (6.94%) GitHub
7 31 (6.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 27 (5.51%) Google Cloud Platform
9 21 (4.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 10 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (1.84%) Amazon SQS
11 9 (1.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 8 (1.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (1.43%) Amazon ECS
13 7 (1.43%) npm
13 7 (1.43%) PaaS
13 7 (1.43%) Route 53
14 5 (1.02%) Datadog
14 5 (1.02%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.43%) Internet
2 5 (1.02%) Firewall
3 4 (0.82%) HTTP
3 4 (0.82%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.61%) MQTT
4 3 (0.61%) Network Security
4 3 (0.61%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.41%) BGP
5 2 (0.41%) DNS
5 2 (0.41%) MPLS
5 2 (0.41%) Multicast
6 1 (0.20%) AMQP
6 1 (0.20%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.20%) DHCP
6 1 (0.20%) FTP
6 1 (0.20%) IPsec
6 1 (0.20%) Modbus
6 1 (0.20%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (14.69%) Big Data
2 51 (10.41%) PostgreSQL
3 43 (8.78%) Hadoop
4 38 (7.76%) MySQL
5 35 (7.14%) NoSQL
5 35 (7.14%) SQL Server
6 33 (6.73%) Relational Database
7 28 (5.71%) Amazon RDS
7 28 (5.71%) MongoDB
8 25 (5.10%) RDBMS
9 23 (4.69%) Amazon Redshift
10 21 (4.29%) GIS
11 14 (2.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 14 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
11 14 (2.86%) Apache Hive
11 14 (2.86%) HBase
12 7 (1.43%) Amazon Athena
12 7 (1.43%) Amazon Aurora
12 7 (1.43%) Oracle Database
13 5 (1.02%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 115 (23.47%) Jenkins
2 110 (22.45%) Git (software)
3 63 (12.86%) Maven
4 45 (9.18%) Cucumber
5 38 (7.76%) JIRA
6 37 (7.55%) Selenium
7 30 (6.12%) NetBeans
8 28 (5.71%) Gradle
9 27 (5.51%) JUnit
10 26 (5.31%) GitLab
11 18 (3.67%) Visual Studio
12 15 (3.06%) Mockito
12 15 (3.06%) Subversion
13 14 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
14 13 (2.65%) Bitbucket
15 10 (2.04%) IntelliJ
16 9 (1.84%) Artifactory
16 9 (1.84%) Eclipse
16 9 (1.84%) Hudson
16 9 (1.84%) JMeter
General
1 102 (20.82%) Finance
2 45 (9.18%) Banking
3 23 (4.69%) Retail
4 16 (3.27%) Front Office
4 16 (3.27%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.84%) Games
6 8 (1.63%) Legal
7 6 (1.22%) Advertising
8 5 (1.02%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.82%) Marketing
10 3 (0.61%) Automotive
10 3 (0.61%) Publishing
10 3 (0.61%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.41%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.20%) Back Office
12 1 (0.20%) French Language
12 1 (0.20%) German Language
12 1 (0.20%) Law
12 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.20%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (28.16%) Spring
2 85 (17.35%) Web Services
3 79 (16.12%) RESTful
4 67 (13.67%) Kafka
4 67 (13.67%) Spring Boot
5 54 (11.02%) Node.js
6 49 (10.00%) REST
7 45 (9.18%) .NET
8 42 (8.57%) AngularJS
9 37 (7.55%) SOAP
10 35 (7.14%) J2EE
11 32 (6.53%) React
12 25 (5.10%) HTML
13 24 (4.90%) CSS
14 22 (4.49%) J2SE
15 21 (4.29%) Swing
16 19 (3.88%) Hibernate
16 19 (3.88%) Java EE
16 19 (3.88%) JSON
17 18 (3.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (3.88%) Robotics
2 18 (3.67%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (2.86%) Algorithms
4 13 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 12 (2.45%) Cloud Native
6 11 (2.24%) Public Cloud
6 11 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (2.04%) Virtual Team
8 9 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (1.02%) Derivative
10 5 (1.02%) User Experience
11 4 (0.82%) Analytical Mindset
11 4 (0.82%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.82%) Fixed Income
12 3 (0.61%) PKI
12 3 (0.61%) Pricing Data
13 2 (0.41%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 97 (19.80%) Linux
2 30 (6.12%) Unix
3 22 (4.49%) Windows
4 10 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.22%) CentOS
6 4 (0.82%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.61%) Android
7 3 (0.61%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.41%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.41%) Debian
9 1 (0.20%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (45.71%) Software Engineering
2 212 (43.27%) Agile Software Development
3 160 (32.65%) Microservices
4 154 (31.43%) DevOps
5 99 (20.20%) TDD
6 81 (16.53%) Test Automation
7 77 (15.71%) Continuous Integration
8 75 (15.31%) Scrum
9 43 (8.78%) Open Source
10 40 (8.16%) BDD
11 37 (7.55%) Configuration Management
12 34 (6.94%) Software Testing
13 33 (6.73%) SOA
14 31 (6.33%) Computer Science
15 29 (5.92%) Problem-Solving
16 27 (5.51%) OO
17 26 (5.31%) Asset Management
18 25 (5.10%) Mentoring
19 23 (4.69%) Continuous Delivery
19 23 (4.69%) Innovative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 488 (99.59%) Java
2 117 (23.88%) Python
3 90 (18.37%) SQL
4 88 (17.96%) Java 8
5 86 (17.55%) JavaScript
6 56 (11.43%) C++
7 51 (10.41%) C#
8 35 (7.14%) Scala
9 20 (4.08%) Bash Shell
9 20 (4.08%) Ruby
10 18 (3.67%) PowerShell
11 15 (3.06%) C
12 12 (2.45%) Go
13 11 (2.24%) Kotlin
14 10 (2.04%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.84%) Groovy
16 7 (1.43%) Perl
17 6 (1.22%) TypeScript
18 3 (0.61%) COBOL
18 3 (0.61%) R
Qualifications
1 55 (11.22%) Security Cleared
2 52 (10.61%) Degree
3 43 (8.78%) SC Cleared
4 21 (4.29%) Numerate Degree
5 14 (2.86%) DV Cleared
6 13 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.63%) AWS Certification
9 5 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.82%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.61%) ISEB
12 2 (0.41%) CISSP
12 2 (0.41%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.41%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.41%) OCPJP
12 2 (0.41%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 1 (0.20%) CISA
13 1 (0.20%) CISM
13 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.27%) QA
2 3 (0.61%) PSD2
3 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.20%) EMIR
3 1 (0.20%) MiFID
3 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 146 (29.80%) Docker
2 6 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.41%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.41%) HDFS
5 1 (0.20%) Firmware
5 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 84 (17.14%) Kubernetes
2 57 (11.63%) Terraform
3 56 (11.43%) Ansible
4 36 (7.35%) Puppet
5 12 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (2.04%) Nagios
7 9 (1.84%) ZABBIX
8 5 (1.02%) ITRS Geneos
9 4 (0.82%) Consul
9 4 (0.82%) Oozie
10 3 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
10 3 (0.61%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.41%) Grafana
11 2 (0.41%) logstash
11 2 (0.41%) Marathon
11 2 (0.41%) Mesos
11 2 (0.41%) Rancher
11 2 (0.41%) Salt
11 2 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.20%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 46 (9.39%) Oracle
2 25 (5.10%) Google
3 17 (3.47%) Microsoft
4 14 (2.86%) Splunk
5 12 (2.45%) Atlassian
5 12 (2.45%) IBM
6 10 (2.04%) Perforce
7 6 (1.22%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.22%) Tableau
8 5 (1.02%) BMC
8 5 (1.02%) Remedy
8 5 (1.02%) ServiceNow
8 5 (1.02%) webMethods
9 4 (0.82%) BEA
9 4 (0.82%) Hortonworks
9 4 (0.82%) hybris
9 4 (0.82%) MuleSoft
10 3 (0.61%) Cloudera
10 3 (0.61%) MapR
10 3 (0.61%) VMware