Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Software Developer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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 Software Developer
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 710 727 826
Rank change year-on-year +17 +99 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Developer 179 160 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.15% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.16% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 113 60
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £381 £313 £319
90th Percentile £580 £595 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £432 £394
% change year-on-year +6.48% +9.71% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 5
UK median hourly rate £44.33 £43.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.08% -2.27% +35.38%
10th Percentile £39.23 £34.63 £34.40
90th Percentile £53.75 £55.50 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.33 £38.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +15.13% -12.50% +35.38%

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 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +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 +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Java Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 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 Software Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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 +52 166 £463 +2.78% 63
UK excluding London +14 101 £460 +6.48% 45
London +27 72 £500 +5.26% 19
North of England +86 43 £460 +15.00% 15
North West +49 31 £463 +15.63% 8
South East -3 25 £500 - 16
South West +9 19 £415 +10.67% 2
Yorkshire +22 11 £425 -5.56% 6
Midlands +20 6 £300 -27.71% 6
North East +70 5 £425 +30.77% 1
East Midlands - 4 £500 - 3
Wales +13 3 £438 -12.50%
Scotland 0 3 £400 -
West Midlands +26 2 £300 -27.71% 3
East of England -37 1 £300 -17.24% 5
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 179 (100.00%) Java
2 107 (59.78%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (42.46%) Software Engineering
4 71 (39.66%) Spring
5 68 (37.99%) Git (software)
6 64 (35.75%) TDD
7 52 (29.05%) SQL
8 50 (27.93%) JSON
8 50 (27.93%) Test Automation
9 47 (26.26%) Linux
9 47 (26.26%) REST
10 46 (25.70%) Web Services
11 42 (23.46%) Scrum
11 42 (23.46%) Microservices
12 40 (22.35%) Jenkins
12 40 (22.35%) JavaScript
12 40 (22.35%) JIRA
13 39 (21.79%) BDD
14 38 (21.23%) Finance
15 37 (20.67%) NoSQL
16 36 (20.11%) Cucumber
17 34 (18.99%) Amazon AWS
18 33 (18.44%) Spring Boot
19 32 (17.88%) RESTful
20 31 (17.32%) Open Source
21 30 (16.76%) Node.js
22 29 (16.20%) MongoDB
23 28 (15.64%) PostgreSQL
23 28 (15.64%) Python
24 27 (15.08%) Docker

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 24 (13.41%) Confluence
2 15 (8.38%) Apache Spark
3 10 (5.59%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (3.91%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (3.35%) Apache
6 5 (2.79%) Apache Solr
6 5 (2.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (2.23%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.23%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.68%) CMS
9 2 (1.12%) Alfresco
9 2 (1.12%) Drupal
9 2 (1.12%) Liferay
10 1 (0.56%) CoreMedia CMS
10 1 (0.56%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.56%) IIS
10 1 (0.56%) JBoss
10 1 (0.56%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.68%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 34 (18.99%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (8.38%) Slack
3 11 (6.15%) PaaS
4 10 (5.59%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (5.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (5.59%) OpenShift
5 4 (2.23%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (2.23%) Amazon S3
5 4 (2.23%) Serverless
6 3 (1.68%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.12%) npm
8 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.47%) HTTP
2 3 (1.68%) SMS
3 2 (1.12%) Intranet
4 1 (0.56%) Internet
4 1 (0.56%) LDAP
4 1 (0.56%) tcpdump
4 1 (0.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (20.67%) NoSQL
2 29 (16.20%) MongoDB
3 28 (15.64%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (8.94%) Big Data
4 16 (8.94%) MySQL
5 13 (7.26%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.68%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.68%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.12%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.56%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.56%) DB2
8 1 (0.56%) GIS
8 1 (0.56%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.56%) Redis
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 68 (37.99%) Git (software)
2 40 (22.35%) Jenkins
2 40 (22.35%) JIRA
3 36 (20.11%) Cucumber
4 22 (12.29%) JUnit
4 22 (12.29%) Maven
5 14 (7.82%) Eclipse
5 14 (7.82%) IntelliJ
6 12 (6.70%) TeamCity
7 11 (6.15%) Subversion
8 10 (5.59%) Selenium
9 8 (4.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (4.47%) Mockito
10 6 (3.35%) Gradle
10 6 (3.35%) Mercurial
11 5 (2.79%) NetBeans
11 5 (2.79%) Visual Studio
12 4 (2.23%) Jasmine
13 3 (1.68%) Bitbucket
13 3 (1.68%) SpecFlow
General
1 38 (21.23%) Finance
2 19 (10.61%) Telecoms
3 18 (10.06%) Banking
3 18 (10.06%) Electronics
4 17 (9.50%) Manufacturing
5 16 (8.94%) Marketing
6 10 (5.59%) Automotive
6 10 (5.59%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.68%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.12%) Front Office
8 2 (1.12%) Military
8 2 (1.12%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.56%) Games
9 1 (0.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (39.66%) Spring
2 50 (27.93%) JSON
3 47 (26.26%) REST
4 46 (25.70%) Web Services
5 33 (18.44%) Spring Boot
6 32 (17.88%) RESTful
7 30 (16.76%) Node.js
8 22 (12.29%) XML
9 20 (11.17%) Hibernate
10 13 (7.26%) AngularJS
11 11 (6.15%) Akka
11 11 (6.15%) SOAP
12 9 (5.03%) HTML
12 9 (5.03%) Swagger
13 8 (4.47%) J2EE
13 8 (4.47%) React
14 7 (3.91%) CSS
14 7 (3.91%) HTML5
14 7 (3.91%) JPA
15 6 (3.35%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.61%) Data Structures
2 8 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.47%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.47%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (3.91%) Algorithms
4 6 (3.35%) User Experience
5 5 (2.79%) Cloud Native
5 5 (2.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.68%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.68%) Fintech
7 2 (1.12%) Wiki
8 1 (0.56%) Bitcoin
8 1 (0.56%) Derivative
8 1 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.56%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.56%) New Media
8 1 (0.56%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.56%) STB
Operating Systems
1 47 (26.26%) Linux
2 13 (7.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (5.03%) Unix
3 9 (5.03%) Windows
4 2 (1.12%) Android
4 2 (1.12%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (59.78%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (42.46%) Software Engineering
3 64 (35.75%) TDD
4 50 (27.93%) Test Automation
5 42 (23.46%) Microservices
5 42 (23.46%) Scrum
6 39 (21.79%) BDD
7 31 (17.32%) Open Source
8 24 (13.41%) Mentoring
9 21 (11.73%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (11.17%) Pair Programming
11 19 (10.61%) SDLC
12 18 (10.06%) DevOps
12 18 (10.06%) SDET
13 17 (9.50%) OO
14 16 (8.94%) Coaching
14 16 (8.94%) Digital Marketing
14 16 (8.94%) Programme Management
15 14 (7.82%) High Availability
15 14 (7.82%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 179 (100.00%) Java
2 52 (29.05%) SQL
3 40 (22.35%) JavaScript
4 28 (15.64%) Python
5 23 (12.85%) Scala
6 14 (7.82%) Ruby
7 11 (6.15%) Go
8 9 (5.03%) C++
8 9 (5.03%) Shell Script
9 6 (3.35%) Clojure
9 6 (3.35%) Kotlin
10 5 (2.79%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.79%) C#
10 5 (2.79%) Groovy
11 3 (1.68%) PHP
11 3 (1.68%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.68%) SPARQL
12 2 (1.12%) C
13 1 (0.56%) Perl
13 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (14.53%) Security Cleared
2 22 (12.29%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.26%) Degree
4 5 (2.79%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (2.79%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.56%) ISEB
6 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.26%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 27 (15.08%) Docker
2 2 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.56%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (5.59%) Kubernetes
2 8 (4.47%) Ansible
3 5 (2.79%) Rancher
4 4 (2.23%) Puppet
5 2 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.56%) Grafana
6 1 (0.56%) Graphite
6 1 (0.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 22 (12.29%) Oracle
2 16 (8.94%) SAP
3 11 (6.15%) Google
4 3 (1.68%) IBM
4 3 (1.68%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.68%) Red Hat
4 3 (1.68%) Sencha
5 2 (1.12%) Apigee
5 2 (1.12%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.12%) Luciad
5 2 (1.12%) MuleSoft
5 2 (1.12%) OpenText
5 2 (1.12%) Software AG
5 2 (1.12%) VMware
5 2 (1.12%) webMethods
5 2 (1.12%) WSO2
6 1 (0.56%) Pega
6 1 (0.56%) Perforce
6 1 (0.56%) Sybase
6 1 (0.56%) Triple Point