Period
to 14 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Software Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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 Engineer
UK
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 636 692 733
Rank change year-on-year +56 +41 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 267 194 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.20% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 139 118
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £379 £374 £338
90th Percentile £675 £604 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £479 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +9.43% -0.11% +16.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 17
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £43.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.15% +1.16% +6.49%
10th Percentile £37.40 £38.11 £39.35
90th Percentile £45.90 £53.75 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £43.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.15% +2.35% +5.25%

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 98,884 97,779 100,179
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.91% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,251 64,406 65,253
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £262 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,108 2,926 3,323
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.96 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.92 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.52% +1.54% -

Java Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Software Engineer in the UK

Java Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Software Engineer in the UK

Java Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Software Engineer over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Software Engineer in the UK

Java Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Software Engineer in the UK

Java Software Engineer
Top 15 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 Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 14 November 2018. 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 +93 253 £500 - 162
London +67 155 £513 -2.38% 49
UK excluding London -19 111 £479 +9.43% 122
South East +23 40 £500 +14.29% 32
North of England -28 26 £450 -2.70% 35
North West -22 16 £450 -2.70% 25
East of England - 16 £475 - 17
South West -38 11 £475 +15.15% 20
Scotland -24 8 £475 -5.00% 5
Yorkshire -23 6 £478 +11.05% 10
Midlands -8 5 £505 +1.00% 9
West Midlands - 5 £505 - 7
North East +3 4 £418 -1.76%
Channel Islands -6 3 - -
Wales -24 2 £450 +2.80% 3

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, Java Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Java Software Engineer in the job title.

1 267 (100.00%) Java
2 265 (99.25%) Software Engineering
3 162 (60.67%) Agile Software Development
4 110 (41.20%) Spring
5 85 (31.84%) Microservices
6 77 (28.84%) Amazon AWS
7 73 (27.34%) Java 8
8 70 (26.22%) DevOps
9 65 (24.34%) Continuous Integration
10 62 (23.22%) TDD
11 61 (22.85%) AngularJS
12 59 (22.10%) Python
13 57 (21.35%) Scrum
14 56 (20.97%) Maven
15 55 (20.60%) Finance
16 54 (20.22%) Jenkins
17 53 (19.85%) Docker
18 52 (19.48%) Web Services
19 51 (19.10%) Linux
20 47 (17.60%) Spring Boot
20 47 (17.60%) J2EE
21 46 (17.23%) Git (software)
22 45 (16.85%) JavaScript
23 44 (16.48%) Security Cleared
24 42 (15.73%) React
25 41 (15.36%) Problem-Solving
25 41 (15.36%) NoSQL
26 40 (14.98%) MongoDB
27 36 (13.48%) Oracle
28 35 (13.11%) SQL

Java Software Engineer 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 15 (5.62%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (5.24%) Confluence
3 13 (4.87%) Apache
4 11 (4.12%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.62%) Mule
5 7 (2.62%) WebSphere
6 6 (2.25%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.12%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.12%) JBoss
7 3 (1.12%) Jetty
8 1 (0.37%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.37%) CMS
8 1 (0.37%) Liferay
8 1 (0.37%) Magnolia
8 1 (0.37%) nginx
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.37%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (3.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 77 (28.84%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (7.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.99%) SaaS
4 14 (5.24%) PaaS
5 12 (4.49%) AWS CloudFormation
6 10 (3.75%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (2.62%) Serverless
8 6 (2.25%) GitHub
9 4 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.12%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (1.12%) Slack
11 2 (0.75%) Yarn
12 1 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.37%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.50%) Wireless
2 3 (1.12%) HTTP
3 2 (0.75%) AMQP
3 2 (0.75%) SMS
3 2 (0.75%) SNMP
4 1 (0.37%) Firewall
4 1 (0.37%) Internet
4 1 (0.37%) Junos
4 1 (0.37%) Skype
4 1 (0.37%) Tactical Data Link
4 1 (0.37%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (15.36%) NoSQL
2 40 (14.98%) MongoDB
3 34 (12.73%) Relational Database
4 20 (7.49%) Hadoop
5 19 (7.12%) Big Data
6 18 (6.74%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (5.62%) RDBMS
8 14 (5.24%) MySQL
9 11 (4.12%) SQL Server
10 10 (3.75%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
14 2 (0.75%) BigQuery
14 2 (0.75%) Bigtable
14 2 (0.75%) Couchbase
14 2 (0.75%) Data Mining
14 2 (0.75%) DB2
14 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
14 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 56 (20.97%) Maven
2 54 (20.22%) Jenkins
3 46 (17.23%) Git (software)
4 26 (9.74%) Hudson
5 24 (8.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 23 (8.61%) JIRA
7 19 (7.12%) Artifactory
8 17 (6.37%) JUnit
9 12 (4.49%) Gradle
9 12 (4.49%) Vagrant
10 11 (4.12%) Eclipse
11 10 (3.75%) Cucumber
12 8 (3.00%) Selenium
12 8 (3.00%) Subversion
13 7 (2.62%) Mockito
14 6 (2.25%) IntelliJ
14 6 (2.25%) Rational DOORS
15 5 (1.87%) Gatling
16 4 (1.50%) Spock
16 4 (1.50%) The Grinder
General
1 55 (20.60%) Finance
2 32 (11.99%) Banking
3 25 (9.36%) Front Office
4 9 (3.37%) Back Office
5 7 (2.62%) Marketing
6 6 (2.25%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.25%) Retail
7 5 (1.87%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.50%) Electronics
9 3 (1.12%) Military
9 3 (1.12%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.37%) Automotive
10 1 (0.37%) Games
10 1 (0.37%) International Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (41.20%) Spring
2 61 (22.85%) AngularJS
3 52 (19.48%) Web Services
4 47 (17.60%) J2EE
4 47 (17.60%) Spring Boot
5 42 (15.73%) React
6 33 (12.36%) Node.js
6 33 (12.36%) REST
7 31 (11.61%) J2SE
8 26 (9.74%) Kafka
9 21 (7.87%) Hibernate
10 18 (6.74%) NumPy
10 18 (6.74%) SciPy
11 16 (5.99%) RESTful
12 11 (4.12%) HTML
12 11 (4.12%) JSON
12 11 (4.12%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (3.37%) CSS
14 8 (3.00%) XML
15 7 (2.62%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.99%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (7.12%) Public Cloud
3 15 (5.62%) User Experience
4 10 (3.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (3.75%) Wiki
5 9 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (3.00%) Computer Science
6 8 (3.00%) Fixed Income
7 7 (2.62%) Hedge funds
8 6 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.87%) Cloud Native
9 5 (1.87%) Equities
10 4 (1.50%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (1.50%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.50%) Smart Home
11 3 (1.12%) Derivative
12 2 (0.75%) Fintech
12 2 (0.75%) Video\Live Streaming
13 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 51 (19.10%) Linux
2 10 (3.75%) Unix
3 7 (2.62%) Android
4 5 (1.87%) Windows
5 4 (1.50%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (99.25%) Software Engineering
2 162 (60.67%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (31.84%) Microservices
4 70 (26.22%) DevOps
5 65 (24.34%) Continuous Integration
6 62 (23.22%) TDD
7 57 (21.35%) Scrum
8 41 (15.36%) Problem-Solving
9 34 (12.73%) BDD
10 32 (11.99%) OO
11 31 (11.61%) Test Automation
12 29 (10.86%) Asset Management
13 27 (10.11%) Continuous Delivery
14 24 (8.99%) Pair Programming
15 23 (8.61%) E-Commerce
16 19 (7.12%) Software Delivery
17 18 (6.74%) OOD
18 17 (6.37%) Mentoring
19 16 (5.99%) Continuous Deployment
20 15 (5.62%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 267 (100.00%) Java
2 73 (27.34%) Java 8
3 59 (22.10%) Python
4 45 (16.85%) JavaScript
5 35 (13.11%) SQL
6 29 (10.86%) C++
7 18 (6.74%) C#
8 17 (6.37%) Scala
9 14 (5.24%) Groovy
10 11 (4.12%) Bash Shell
11 9 (3.37%) Go
12 5 (1.87%) PHP
12 5 (1.87%) R
13 4 (1.50%) Clojure
13 4 (1.50%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.50%) Ruby
14 3 (1.12%) Ada
14 3 (1.12%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.37%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 44 (16.48%) Security Cleared
2 22 (8.24%) Degree
3 19 (7.12%) SC Cleared
4 18 (6.74%) AWS Certification
5 6 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.50%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.37%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.37%) PhD
7 1 (0.37%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.50%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) Def Stans
2 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.37%) MISRA
2 1 (0.37%) MISRA C
2 1 (0.37%) PSD2
System Software
1 53 (19.85%) Docker
2 5 (1.87%) Firmware
3 1 (0.37%) HDFS
3 1 (0.37%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 34 (12.73%) Terraform
2 22 (8.24%) Kubernetes
3 7 (2.62%) Ansible
4 5 (1.87%) Puppet
5 4 (1.50%) Mesos
6 2 (0.75%) Grafana
6 2 (0.75%) Kibana
6 2 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.37%) Graphite
7 1 (0.37%) logstash
7 1 (0.37%) rkt
Vendors
1 36 (13.48%) Oracle
2 12 (4.49%) Salesforce.com
3 9 (3.37%) Google
4 5 (1.87%) IBM
4 5 (1.87%) WorldPay
5 4 (1.50%) Adyen
5 4 (1.50%) Atlassian
5 4 (1.50%) Tableau
6 3 (1.12%) Infragistics
6 3 (1.12%) JDA
6 3 (1.12%) WSO2
7 2 (0.75%) AppDynamics
7 2 (0.75%) Microsoft
7 2 (0.75%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (0.75%) SAP
7 2 (0.75%) Splunk
8 1 (0.37%) Cisco
8 1 (0.37%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.37%) Sun
8 1 (0.37%) TIBCO