The median contractor rate for a Java Programmer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Programmer
UK
Rank 566 598 565
Rank change year-on-year +32 -33  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Programmer 43 43 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.096% 0.081% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.085% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 32 48
Median daily rate £463 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -21.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £315 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £375 £394
% change year-on-year +22.66% -4.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.25 -

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 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
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 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
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 £11.30 £11.44 £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 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java Programmer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Programmer in the UK

Java Programmer
Top 17 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 26 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 +37 41 £463 +23.33% 12
London +27 16 £500 +11.11% 7
South East +31 13 £475 +26.66% 2
West Midlands +19 11 £460 -3.15%
West Sussex +9 8 £488 +30.00% 1
City of London +4 5 - - 4
Crawley - 2 £308 -
Scotland - 2 - -
North West +26 1 £425 +21.42%
Surrey +7 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £400 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £425 -
Hampshire - 1 £275 - 1
Egham - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -

Java Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 58 (100.00%) Java
2 36 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (46.55%) Linux
4 24 (41.38%) Scala
5 23 (39.66%) Docker
5 23 (39.66%) Open Source
5 23 (39.66%) Puppet
5 23 (39.66%) MongoDB
5 23 (39.66%) CSS
5 23 (39.66%) JSON
6 22 (37.93%) XML
6 22 (37.93%) IntelliJ
6 22 (37.93%) Microservices
6 22 (37.93%) Play Framework
7 21 (36.21%) NoSQL
8 16 (27.59%) SQL
9 13 (22.41%) Degree
10 12 (20.69%) JavaScript
11 10 (17.24%) Finance
11 10 (17.24%) SDLC
12 8 (13.79%) C
12 8 (13.79%) Sybase
12 8 (13.79%) Unix
13 7 (12.07%) C#
13 7 (12.07%) Hibernate
13 7 (12.07%) Spring
14 6 (10.34%) Computer Science
14 6 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (10.34%) Shell Script
14 6 (10.34%) C++

Java Programmer 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 2 (3.45%) Liferay
2 1 (1.72%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) MS Office
2 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.72%) GitHub
2 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (39.66%) MongoDB
2 21 (36.21%) NoSQL
3 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
4 4 (6.90%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (6.90%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.45%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.45%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.72%) Big Data
7 1 (1.72%) DB2
7 1 (1.72%) Spark SQL
7 1 (1.72%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 22 (37.93%) IntelliJ
2 3 (5.17%) JUnit
3 2 (3.45%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.45%) Maven
4 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.72%) JIRA
4 1 (1.72%) Selenium
General
1 10 (17.24%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Banking
2 3 (5.17%) Front Office
3 2 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (39.66%) CSS
1 23 (39.66%) JSON
2 22 (37.93%) Play Framework
2 22 (37.93%) XML
3 7 (12.07%) Hibernate
3 7 (12.07%) Spring
4 5 (8.62%) J2EE
5 4 (6.90%) Web Services
6 3 (5.17%) .NET
6 3 (5.17%) NHibernate
6 3 (5.17%) Node.js
7 2 (3.45%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.45%) Java EE
7 2 (3.45%) REST
7 2 (3.45%) RESTful
8 1 (1.72%) HTML
8 1 (1.72%) JMS
8 1 (1.72%) JPA
8 1 (1.72%) JSP
8 1 (1.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.45%) RIA
3 1 (1.72%) AS400
3 1 (1.72%) Equities
3 1 (1.72%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 27 (46.55%) Linux
2 8 (13.79%) Unix
3 4 (6.90%) Windows
4 1 (1.72%) Solaris
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (39.66%) Open Source
3 22 (37.93%) Microservices
4 10 (17.24%) SDLC
5 6 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (10.34%) OO
5 6 (10.34%) Waterfall
6 5 (8.62%) Investment Management
6 5 (8.62%) Mathematics
6 5 (8.62%) Scrum
7 4 (6.90%) Asset Management
7 4 (6.90%) Data Modelling
7 4 (6.90%) Software Engineering
7 4 (6.90%) Workflow
8 3 (5.17%) BDD
8 3 (5.17%) DevOps
8 3 (5.17%) Kanban
8 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Office Automation
8 3 (5.17%) Multithreading
8 3 (5.17%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 58 (100.00%) Java
2 24 (41.38%) Scala
3 16 (27.59%) SQL
4 12 (20.69%) JavaScript
5 8 (13.79%) C
6 7 (12.07%) C#
7 6 (10.34%) C++
7 6 (10.34%) Shell Script
8 4 (6.90%) PL/SQL
9 3 (5.17%) Ruby
9 3 (5.17%) VB
10 2 (3.45%) Assembly Language
11 1 (1.72%) Clojure
11 1 (1.72%) COBOL
11 1 (1.72%) Groovy
11 1 (1.72%) Haskell
11 1 (1.72%) PHP
11 1 (1.72%) RPG
11 1 (1.72%) RPG IV
11 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (22.41%) Degree
2 4 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 23 (39.66%) Docker
2 1 (1.72%) Samba
Systems Management
1 23 (39.66%) Puppet
2 1 (1.72%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.72%) Oozie
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) Sybase
2 5 (8.62%) webMethods
3 4 (6.90%) Oracle
4 3 (5.17%) Infragistics
5 2 (3.45%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.72%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.72%) HP
6 1 (1.72%) SAP
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