Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Programmer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 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 Programmer
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 848 851 831
Rank change year-on-year +3 -20 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Java Programmer 36 48 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.046% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.048% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 27 64
UK median daily rate £475 £400 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -23.81% +27.27%
10th Percentile £413 £360 £325
90th Percentile £650 £545 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +15.63% +6.67% +33.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £37.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.41% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.25 -
% change year-on-year +11.41% - -

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 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
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 +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

Java Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Java Programmer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 11 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 6 months to 22 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 +4 36 £475 +18.75% 7
UK excluding London +22 19 £463 +15.63% 4
London -34 17 £600 +33.33% 3
South East +5 7 £463 +29.28% 1
West Midlands - 7 £425 -
Midlands - 7 £425 -
North of England +64 3 £425 +6.25%
North West +5 2 £425 +6.25%
Yorkshire +24 1 £463 -
South West +7 1 £475 +18.75%
East of England -16 1 - - 3

Java Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 36 (100.00%) Java
2 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (33.33%) NoSQL
4 11 (30.56%) Scala
4 11 (30.56%) TDD
4 11 (30.56%) Linux
4 11 (30.56%) Docker
4 11 (30.56%) Microservices
5 10 (27.78%) IntelliJ
6 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 9 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 8 (22.22%) Puppet
7 8 (22.22%) MongoDB
7 8 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (22.22%) JUnit
7 8 (22.22%) CSS
8 7 (19.44%) XML
8 7 (19.44%) C++
8 7 (19.44%) JSON
8 7 (19.44%) Open Source
8 7 (19.44%) Apache Spark
8 7 (19.44%) Play Framework
9 6 (16.67%) RESTful
9 6 (16.67%) BDD
9 6 (16.67%) Kafka
9 6 (16.67%) QA
9 6 (16.67%) Git (software)
9 6 (16.67%) Hadoop
9 6 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (16.67%) SQL

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 7 (19.44%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.78%) Apache
2 1 (2.78%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.78%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) HTTP
2 2 (5.56%) HTTPS
2 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 8 (22.22%) MongoDB
3 6 (16.67%) Hadoop
4 5 (13.89%) Big Data
5 4 (11.11%) RDBMS
5 4 (11.11%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.78%) Neo4j
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (27.78%) IntelliJ
2 8 (22.22%) JUnit
3 6 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 6 (16.67%) Maven
4 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
5 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 3 (8.33%) Eclipse
6 2 (5.56%) Bitbucket
6 2 (5.56%) Hudson
6 2 (5.56%) Subversion
6 2 (5.56%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.78%) AccuRev
7 1 (2.78%) Ant
7 1 (2.78%) Mockito
7 1 (2.78%) Selenium
General
1 6 (16.67%) Banking
2 5 (13.89%) Front Office
3 4 (11.11%) Finance
4 3 (8.33%) Financial Institution
4 3 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
5 2 (5.56%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) CSS
2 7 (19.44%) JSON
2 7 (19.44%) Play Framework
2 7 (19.44%) XML
3 6 (16.67%) Kafka
3 6 (16.67%) RESTful
4 4 (11.11%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 4 (11.11%) Hibernate
4 4 (11.11%) Spring
5 3 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (8.33%) J2SE
5 3 (8.33%) React
5 3 (8.33%) Spring Boot
5 3 (8.33%) Web Services
6 2 (5.56%) Backbone.js
6 2 (5.56%) J2EE
6 2 (5.56%) Java EE
6 2 (5.56%) Java ME
6 2 (5.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
2 4 (11.11%) Derivative
3 3 (8.33%) Fixed Income
3 3 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (5.56%) STB
4 2 (5.56%) User Experience
5 1 (2.78%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (2.78%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (30.56%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Android
2 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.56%) Ubuntu
2 2 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (30.56%) Microservices
2 11 (30.56%) TDD
3 9 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (19.44%) Open Source
6 6 (16.67%) BDD
7 5 (13.89%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (13.89%) OO
7 5 (13.89%) Scrum
7 5 (13.89%) Unit Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Kanban
9 2 (5.56%) Android Development
9 2 (5.56%) Data Modelling
9 2 (5.56%) iOS Development
9 2 (5.56%) OOD
9 2 (5.56%) RAD
10 1 (2.78%) DevOps
10 1 (2.78%) Functional Programming
10 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 36 (100.00%) Java
2 11 (30.56%) Scala
3 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (19.44%) C++
5 6 (16.67%) SQL
6 5 (13.89%) PL/SQL
7 4 (11.11%) Python
8 3 (8.33%) C#
9 2 (5.56%) C
10 1 (2.78%) Haskell
10 1 (2.78%) Ruby
10 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (13.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (5.56%) EMIR
2 2 (5.56%) MiFID
System Software
1 11 (30.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) Puppet
2 4 (11.11%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (11.11%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.78%) Ansible
3 1 (2.78%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) AppDynamics
1 4 (11.11%) Splunk
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
2 2 (5.56%) SAP