The median contractor rate for a Java Software Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 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.

Java Software Developer
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 520 568 588
Rank change year-on-year +48 +20  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Developer 80 72 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.13% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.14% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 45 31
Median daily rate £425 £449 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +19.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £663 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +5.80% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Median hourly rate £52.17 £42.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.47% +5.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.17 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +23.47% +5.62%  

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 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
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 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

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 30 March 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 30 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 +55 76 £425 -5.29% 63
London +32 35 £440 -20.00% 23
South East +24 17 £410 -4.92% 10
Hampshire +13 8 £450 +19.60% 2
East of England +10 8 £350 -6.66% 5
Oxfordshire - 7 £410 - 4
East Midlands - 6 £406 - 3
Oxford - 6 £410 - 4
Essex - 5 £350 - 1
North West +31 4 £456 +9.93% 8
City of London +13 4 £463 +8.82% 8
South West -7 4 £450 +9.75% 8
Cheshire +36 3 £450 +9.09% 1
Chester +14 3 £450 +12.50% 1
Portsmouth - 3 - -
Wimbledon - 3 £275 -
Hertfordshire +2 2 £250 -33.33% 1
Somerset 0 2 - - 1
Devon - 2 £450 -
Derbyshire - 2 £406 -
Middlesex - 2 £560 -
Fareham - 2 £350 -
St Albans - 2 £250 -
Derby - 2 £406 -
Exeter - 2 £450 -
Scotland +20 1 - - 2
Yorkshire +19 1 £510 +39.72% 4
Edinburgh +15 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire +15 1 £510 +39.72% 3
Leeds +6 1 £510 +39.72% 3

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 148 (100.00%) Java
2 94 (63.51%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (38.51%) Spring
4 54 (36.49%) Software Engineering
5 49 (33.11%) TDD
6 47 (31.76%) Scrum
7 42 (28.38%) JavaScript
7 42 (28.38%) SQL
8 31 (20.95%) DevOps
9 30 (20.27%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (18.92%) Maven
11 26 (17.57%) Web Services
12 25 (16.89%) HTML
12 25 (16.89%) Microservices
13 24 (16.22%) Linux
14 23 (15.54%) C#
14 23 (15.54%) JUnit
14 23 (15.54%) Docker
15 22 (14.86%) Cucumber
15 22 (14.86%) Jenkins
15 22 (14.86%) XML
15 22 (14.86%) RESTful
16 21 (14.19%) Automated Testing
16 21 (14.19%) Mentoring
16 21 (14.19%) Analytical Skills
17 19 (12.84%) SDLC
17 19 (12.84%) REST
18 18 (12.16%) C++
19 17 (11.49%) MVC
19 17 (11.49%) Degree

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 16 (10.81%) JBoss
2 12 (8.11%) WebSphere
3 11 (7.43%) WebSphere Application Server
3 11 (7.43%) WebSphere Process Server
4 10 (6.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 10 (6.76%) Alfresco
4 10 (6.76%) Apache
5 8 (5.41%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.70%) Apache Spark
6 4 (2.70%) Confluence
7 2 (1.35%) CMS
8 1 (0.68%) Apache Qpid
8 1 (0.68%) Documentum
8 1 (0.68%) Lightstreamer
8 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.68%) WebORB
8 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 7 (4.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.35%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (8.78%) GitHub
3 4 (2.70%) Google App Engine
3 4 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (2.70%) Google Compute Engine
4 3 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.35%) Amazon Kinesis
5 2 (1.35%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (1.35%) SaaS
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.68%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.68%) Dropbox
6 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.68%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.68%) PaaS
6 1 (0.68%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.76%) HTTP
2 6 (4.05%) LAN
3 2 (1.35%) Internet
3 2 (1.35%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.35%) VoIP
3 2 (1.35%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.68%) Firewall
4 1 (0.68%) FIX Connectivity
4 1 (0.68%) Intranet
4 1 (0.68%) Skype
4 1 (0.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.78%) MySQL
2 11 (7.43%) MongoDB
3 9 (6.08%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.41%) SQL Server
5 6 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (2.03%) Couchbase
7 3 (2.03%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.68%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.68%) Big Data
8 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.68%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 28 (18.92%) Maven
2 23 (15.54%) JUnit
3 22 (14.86%) Cucumber
3 22 (14.86%) Jenkins
4 15 (10.14%) Git (software)
5 13 (8.78%) JIRA
5 13 (8.78%) Mockito
6 11 (7.43%) Eclipse
7 9 (6.08%) Visual Studio
8 8 (5.41%) Selenium
9 7 (4.73%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (4.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (4.05%) WebDriver
11 5 (3.38%) Ant
12 4 (2.70%) Hudson
12 4 (2.70%) SoapUI
12 4 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 3 (2.03%) FitNesse
13 3 (2.03%) Gradle
13 3 (2.03%) Robot Framework
General
1 15 (10.14%) Finance
2 11 (7.43%) Publishing
3 10 (6.76%) Banking
4 8 (5.41%) Games
5 6 (4.05%) Investment Banking
6 5 (3.38%) Retail
7 2 (1.35%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.68%) Automotive
8 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.68%) Front Office
8 1 (0.68%) Law
8 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (38.51%) Spring
2 26 (17.57%) Web Services
3 25 (16.89%) HTML
4 22 (14.86%) RESTful
4 22 (14.86%) XML
5 19 (12.84%) REST
6 16 (10.81%) CSS
6 16 (10.81%) Hibernate
7 14 (9.46%) J2EE
8 13 (8.78%) AngularJS
8 13 (8.78%) Java EE
9 12 (8.11%) .NET
10 11 (7.43%) Spring Boot
11 10 (6.76%) HTML5
11 10 (6.76%) Ruby on Rails
12 8 (5.41%) JSON
13 7 (4.73%) Ajax
13 7 (4.73%) Spring MVC
13 7 (4.73%) Struts
13 7 (4.73%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.19%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (9.46%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.05%) Client/Server
3 6 (4.05%) Replication
4 4 (2.70%) Social Media
5 2 (1.35%) Derivative
5 2 (1.35%) Equities
5 2 (1.35%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (1.35%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.35%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.35%) RIA
5 2 (1.35%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.68%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.68%) TWAP
6 1 (0.68%) User Experience
6 1 (0.68%) VWAP
6 1 (0.68%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 24 (16.22%) Linux
2 14 (9.46%) Apple iOS
3 13 (8.78%) Android
4 10 (6.76%) Windows
5 6 (4.05%) Unix
6 2 (1.35%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.68%) CentOS
7 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (63.51%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (36.49%) Software Engineering
3 49 (33.11%) TDD
4 47 (31.76%) Scrum
5 31 (20.95%) DevOps
6 30 (20.27%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (16.89%) Microservices
8 21 (14.19%) Automated Testing
8 21 (14.19%) Mentoring
9 19 (12.84%) SDLC
10 17 (11.49%) MVC
11 16 (10.81%) BDD
12 15 (10.14%) Kanban
12 15 (10.14%) Unit Testing
13 14 (9.46%) OO
13 14 (9.46%) Pair Programming
14 12 (8.11%) Android Development
14 12 (8.11%) iOS Development
14 12 (8.11%) Migration
15 11 (7.43%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 148 (100.00%) Java
2 42 (28.38%) JavaScript
2 42 (28.38%) SQL
3 23 (15.54%) C#
4 18 (12.16%) C++
5 15 (10.14%) Python
6 13 (8.78%) Ruby
6 13 (8.78%) Scala
7 6 (4.05%) Groovy
8 5 (3.38%) C
8 5 (3.38%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.03%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.35%) ActionScript
10 2 (1.35%) Go
10 2 (1.35%) PHP
10 2 (1.35%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.68%) Perl
11 1 (0.68%) XPath
11 1 (0.68%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 17 (11.49%) Degree
2 15 (10.14%) Security Cleared
3 12 (8.11%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.35%) ISEB
5 2 (1.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.73%) QA
2 4 (2.70%) SDET
3 2 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.68%) ISO20022
4 1 (0.68%) MiFID
System Software
1 23 (15.54%) Docker
2 1 (0.68%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 4 (2.70%) Puppet
2 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (6.76%) Adobe
1 10 (6.76%) Oracle
2 7 (4.73%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.05%) Telerik
4 5 (3.38%) Google
5 4 (2.70%) Facebook
6 3 (2.03%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.35%) IBM
7 2 (1.35%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.68%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.68%) HP
8 1 (0.68%) Luciad
8 1 (0.68%) Sybase
8 1 (0.68%) Xamarin
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £420 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago