The median contractor rate for a Java Programmer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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 Programmer
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 580 614 609
Rank change year-on-year +34 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Programmer 30 40 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.064% 0.074% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.078% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 25 26
Median daily rate £463 £400 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.62% -23.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £458
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £375 £450
% change year-on-year +23.33% -16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Java Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Java Programmer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Java Programmer in the UK

Java Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java Programmer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Programmer in the UK

Java Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Programmer over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Programmer in the UK

Java Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Programmer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Programmer in the UK

Java Programmer
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 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 +14 27 £431 +7.81% 15
South East +23 14 £325 - 1
London -1 8 £400 -17.94% 5
Sussex - 8 £463 -
Crawley - 6 £325 -
West Sussex - 6 £325 -
West Midlands - 3 £438 - 2
Yorkshire +31 1 £463 -
Leeds +18 1 £463 -
West Yorkshire +17 1 £463 -
City of London -1 1 - - 3
South West - 1 £475 -
Devon - 1 £475 -
Plymouth - 1 £475 -
Birmingham - 1 £400 -

Java Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Java Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 74 (100.00%) Java
2 43 (58.11%) Linux
3 41 (55.41%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (47.30%) CSS
5 34 (45.95%) Scala
5 34 (45.95%) MongoDB
6 32 (43.24%) NoSQL
6 32 (43.24%) Open Source
6 32 (43.24%) Puppet
6 32 (43.24%) Docker
6 32 (43.24%) JSON
7 31 (41.89%) XML
7 31 (41.89%) IntelliJ
7 31 (41.89%) Microservices
7 31 (41.89%) Play Framework
8 20 (27.03%) SQL
9 15 (20.27%) C
10 13 (17.57%) JavaScript
10 13 (17.57%) Hibernate
11 12 (16.22%) Finance
11 12 (16.22%) Spring
12 11 (14.86%) Degree
12 11 (14.86%) C++
13 10 (13.51%) Oracle
13 10 (13.51%) Multithreading
14 9 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (10.81%) Assembly Language
15 8 (10.81%) Shell Script
15 8 (10.81%) Sybase
15 8 (10.81%) C#

Java Programmer 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 2 (2.70%) Apache Spark
1 2 (2.70%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.35%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.35%) Liferay
2 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.35%) GitHub
2 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (45.95%) MongoDB
2 32 (43.24%) NoSQL
3 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (4.05%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.70%) Big Data
6 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.70%) Sqoop
7 1 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.35%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.35%) DB2
7 1 (1.35%) HBase
7 1 (1.35%) Impala
7 1 (1.35%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.35%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 31 (41.89%) IntelliJ
2 5 (6.76%) JUnit
3 4 (5.41%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.05%) Maven
4 3 (4.05%) Selenium
5 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.70%) JIRA
6 1 (1.35%) Eclipse
General
1 12 (16.22%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Banking
3 3 (4.05%) Front Office
4 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (47.30%) CSS
2 32 (43.24%) JSON
3 31 (41.89%) Play Framework
3 31 (41.89%) XML
4 13 (17.57%) Hibernate
5 12 (16.22%) Spring
6 7 (9.46%) Web Services
7 6 (8.11%) REST
8 5 (6.76%) AngularJS
8 5 (6.76%) J2EE
8 5 (6.76%) Spring Boot
9 4 (5.41%) HTML
9 4 (5.41%) Java EE
9 4 (5.41%) NHibernate
10 3 (4.05%) .NET
10 3 (4.05%) JPA
10 3 (4.05%) Node.js
10 3 (4.05%) SOAP
11 2 (2.70%) jQuery
11 2 (2.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
2 1 (1.35%) AS400
2 1 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.35%) iPad
2 1 (1.35%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 43 (58.11%) Linux
2 8 (10.81%) Unix
3 5 (6.76%) Windows
4 1 (1.35%) Solaris
4 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (55.41%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (43.24%) Open Source
3 31 (41.89%) Microservices
4 10 (13.51%) Multithreading
5 9 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (9.46%) Kalman Filter
6 7 (9.46%) Multithreaded Programming
6 7 (9.46%) OO
7 6 (8.11%) Data Modelling
7 6 (8.11%) Investment Management
7 6 (8.11%) Mathematics
8 5 (6.76%) Asset Management
8 5 (6.76%) Scrum
8 5 (6.76%) Software Engineering
9 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Office Automation
9 4 (5.41%) Office Automation
9 4 (5.41%) Test Automation
10 3 (4.05%) DevOps
10 3 (4.05%) Machine Learning
10 3 (4.05%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 74 (100.00%) Java
2 34 (45.95%) Scala
3 20 (27.03%) SQL
4 15 (20.27%) C
5 13 (17.57%) JavaScript
6 11 (14.86%) C++
7 8 (10.81%) Assembly Language
7 8 (10.81%) C#
7 8 (10.81%) Shell Script
8 4 (5.41%) Ruby
8 4 (5.41%) VB
9 1 (1.35%) Clojure
9 1 (1.35%) COBOL
9 1 (1.35%) Haskell
9 1 (1.35%) Perl
9 1 (1.35%) PHP
9 1 (1.35%) Python
9 1 (1.35%) RPG
9 1 (1.35%) RPG IV
9 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (14.86%) Degree
2 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.35%) PhD
2 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 32 (43.24%) Docker
2 1 (1.35%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.35%) HDFS
2 1 (1.35%) Samba
Systems Management
1 32 (43.24%) Puppet
2 2 (2.70%) Oozie
3 1 (1.35%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (1.35%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (13.51%) Oracle
2 8 (10.81%) Sybase
3 6 (8.11%) webMethods
4 4 (5.41%) Infragistics
5 2 (2.70%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.35%) Microsoft
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