The median contractor rate for a Java Software Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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 Software Developer
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 535 542 584
Rank change year-on-year +7 +42  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Developer 66 102 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.20% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 90 42
Median daily rate £450 £405 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £320 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £578 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £395 £369
% change year-on-year +9.36% +7.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Median hourly rate £52.50 £40.25 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.43% -2.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £40.25 £41.25
% change year-on-year +30.43% -2.42%  

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 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
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 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £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 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Java Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Software Developer in the UK

Java Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Software Developer in the UK

Java Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Software Developer over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Software Developer in the UK

Java Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Software Developer in the UK

Java Software Developer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +8 60 £450 +11.11% 68
London +13 21 £463 -2.63% 24
South West -5 11 £441 +21.65% 7
South East +20 9 £410 -8.88% 10
North West +19 8 £463 +42.30% 11
Somerset -2 5 £415 - 1
West Yorkshire +23 4 £430 -24.56% 3
Leeds +21 4 £430 -24.56% 3
Yorkshire +20 4 £430 -24.56% 6
Manchester +9 4 £463 +85.00% 6
Exeter +2 4 £450 +17.64%
Devon -2 4 £450 +17.64%
East of England -4 4 £515 +7.18% 5
Buckinghamshire - 4 £320 - 1
Cheshire +25 3 £463 +8.82% 3
Hampshire +14 3 £450 +15.38%
Southend-on-Sea - 3 £515 -
Essex - 3 £515 -
West Midlands +10 2 £435 +4.81% 2
Oxford -5 2 £410 +17.14% 2
Oxfordshire -10 2 £410 +17.14% 4
Chester - 2 £463 - 2
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Coventry +13 1 £400 +3.22% 1
Shropshire +5 1 £470 +13.25%
Telford +3 1 £470 +13.25%
Hertfordshire -1 1 £400 - 2
City of London -6 1 £600 +26.31% 4
Cheadle - 1 - -

Java Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Java Software Developer 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 143 (100.00%) Java
2 85 (59.44%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (43.36%) Spring
4 48 (33.57%) Software Engineering
5 40 (27.97%) Scrum
6 39 (27.27%) Test Automation
7 36 (25.17%) JavaScript
8 34 (23.78%) Microservices
8 34 (23.78%) SQL
9 33 (23.08%) Web Services
10 32 (22.38%) Linux
11 31 (21.68%) TDD
11 31 (21.68%) REST
12 30 (20.98%) RESTful
13 26 (18.18%) JSON
14 25 (17.48%) Git (software)
14 25 (17.48%) Jenkins
15 24 (16.78%) HTML
16 23 (16.08%) JUnit
16 23 (16.08%) Continuous Integration
17 22 (15.38%) CSS
17 22 (15.38%) Finance
17 22 (15.38%) SDLC
18 21 (14.69%) JIRA
19 20 (13.99%) Security Cleared
20 19 (13.29%) MVC
20 19 (13.29%) XML
20 19 (13.29%) C#
20 19 (13.29%) Docker
20 19 (13.29%) Open Source

Java Software Developer 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 13 (9.09%) Confluence
2 8 (5.59%) Apache
3 6 (4.20%) JBoss
3 6 (4.20%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (3.50%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.10%) Alfresco
5 3 (2.10%) CMS
6 2 (1.40%) Drupal
6 2 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.40%) Liferay
6 2 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.40%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.40%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.70%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.70%) Apache Qpid
7 1 (0.70%) Lightstreamer
7 1 (0.70%) WebORB
7 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.40%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.59%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.50%) Google App Engine
2 5 (3.50%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (3.50%) Google Compute Engine
3 4 (2.80%) Slack
4 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.40%) Amazon Kinesis
5 2 (1.40%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.70%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.70%) GitHub
6 1 (0.70%) PaaS
6 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.69%) HTTP
2 3 (2.10%) LAN
2 3 (2.10%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.40%) Internet
3 2 (1.40%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.40%) VoIP
4 1 (0.70%) Firewall
4 1 (0.70%) FIX Connectivity
4 1 (0.70%) Intranet
4 1 (0.70%) LDAP
4 1 (0.70%) SSL
4 1 (0.70%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.29%) MongoDB
2 15 (10.49%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (10.49%) Relational Database
3 12 (8.39%) MySQL
4 7 (4.90%) NoSQL
5 6 (4.20%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.80%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.80%) Big Data
6 4 (2.80%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.40%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.70%) Apache Accumulo
8 1 (0.70%) HBase
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.70%) Redis
Development Applications
1 25 (17.48%) Git (software)
1 25 (17.48%) Jenkins
2 23 (16.08%) JUnit
3 21 (14.69%) JIRA
4 16 (11.19%) Cucumber
4 16 (11.19%) Maven
5 12 (8.39%) Eclipse
6 10 (6.99%) Subversion
7 8 (5.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (4.90%) Mockito
9 6 (4.20%) IntelliJ
9 6 (4.20%) Selenium
10 5 (3.50%) Visual Studio
11 4 (2.80%) Ant
11 4 (2.80%) Hudson
11 4 (2.80%) Jasmine
11 4 (2.80%) JBehave
11 4 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (2.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (2.80%) WebDriver
General
1 22 (15.38%) Finance
2 8 (5.59%) Banking
3 6 (4.20%) Electronics
3 6 (4.20%) Games
4 5 (3.50%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.50%) Retail
5 4 (2.80%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.80%) Marketing
5 4 (2.80%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.40%) Publishing
6 2 (1.40%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.70%) Front Office
7 1 (0.70%) Law
7 1 (0.70%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (43.36%) Spring
2 33 (23.08%) Web Services
3 31 (21.68%) REST
4 30 (20.98%) RESTful
5 26 (18.18%) JSON
6 24 (16.78%) HTML
7 22 (15.38%) CSS
8 19 (13.29%) XML
9 18 (12.59%) HTML5
10 17 (11.89%) Spring Boot
11 15 (10.49%) Hibernate
12 13 (9.09%) CSS3
12 13 (9.09%) J2EE
12 13 (9.09%) Node.js
13 12 (8.39%) Ajax
14 11 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
15 10 (6.99%) AngularJS
16 9 (6.29%) Spring MVC
17 7 (4.90%) Play Framework
17 7 (4.90%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.90%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (4.20%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.80%) Social Media
6 3 (2.10%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.10%) Replication
7 2 (1.40%) Derivative
7 2 (1.40%) Equities
7 2 (1.40%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.40%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.40%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.40%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.40%) User Experience
8 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.70%) TWAP
8 1 (0.70%) VWAP
8 1 (0.70%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 32 (22.38%) Linux
2 11 (7.69%) Unix
2 11 (7.69%) Windows
3 8 (5.59%) Android
3 8 (5.59%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.70%) CentOS
5 1 (0.70%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (59.44%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (33.57%) Software Engineering
3 40 (27.97%) Scrum
4 39 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 34 (23.78%) Microservices
6 31 (21.68%) TDD
7 23 (16.08%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (15.38%) SDLC
9 19 (13.29%) MVC
9 19 (13.29%) Open Source
10 18 (12.59%) BDD
11 16 (11.19%) DevOps
12 15 (10.49%) OO
13 14 (9.79%) Mentoring
14 13 (9.09%) Kanban
15 11 (7.69%) SOA
16 9 (6.29%) Configuration Management
17 8 (5.59%) Android Development
17 8 (5.59%) UML
18 7 (4.90%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 143 (100.00%) Java
2 36 (25.17%) JavaScript
3 34 (23.78%) SQL
4 19 (13.29%) C#
5 16 (11.19%) Ruby
6 14 (9.79%) C++
6 14 (9.79%) Python
7 13 (9.09%) Scala
8 5 (3.50%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.80%) C
10 3 (2.10%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.10%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.40%) ActionScript
11 2 (1.40%) PHP
12 1 (0.70%) Clojure
12 1 (0.70%) Go
12 1 (0.70%) Groovy
12 1 (0.70%) Haskell
12 1 (0.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (13.99%) Security Cleared
2 17 (11.89%) SC Cleared
3 13 (9.09%) Degree
4 8 (5.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.80%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.70%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.70%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.59%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.70%) ISO 20022
2 1 (0.70%) MiFID
System Software
1 19 (13.29%) Docker
2 1 (0.70%) HDFS
2 1 (0.70%) Shibboleth
2 1 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (2.10%) Puppet
2 1 (0.70%) Ansible
2 1 (0.70%) Grafana
2 1 (0.70%) Graphite
2 1 (0.70%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.70%) Oozie
2 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (7.69%) Google
1 11 (7.69%) Oracle
2 6 (4.20%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.50%) Adobe
3 5 (3.50%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.80%) Atlassian
4 4 (2.80%) Facebook
4 4 (2.80%) IBM
4 4 (2.80%) Luciad
4 4 (2.80%) SAP
5 3 (2.10%) Telerik
6 2 (1.40%) Apigee
6 2 (1.40%) Cloudera
6 2 (1.40%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.40%) OpenText
6 2 (1.40%) Software AG
6 2 (1.40%) webMethods
6 2 (1.40%) WSO2
7 1 (0.70%) Perforce
7 1 (0.70%) VMware
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