Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Software Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 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 Engineer
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 668 726 711
Rank change year-on-year +58 -15 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 206 160 203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.16% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 117 150
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £368 £331 £313
90th Percentile £620 £575 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £440 £375
% change year-on-year -0.57% +17.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 42
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £43.00 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +6.49% +15.37%
10th Percentile £37.89 £38.38 £39.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £40.38
% change year-on-year +3.53% +5.25% +15.37%

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 97016 99195 108573
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64030 64673 69073
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2877 3313 4123
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.86% -0.28% +9.39%
10th Percentile £10.94 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

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 25 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Software Engineer over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Java Software Engineer in the UK

Java Software Engineer
Top 14 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 25 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 +44 177 £500 +7.30% 74
UK excluding London +53 117 £438 -0.57% 51
London +30 88 £525 +7.69% 24
North of England +82 51 £430 -2.05% 17
North West +47 31 £463 +15.63% 7
South West 0 23 £413 +10.00% 5
Yorkshire +41 20 £430 -15.69% 10
Scotland +5 17 £500 +42.86% 1
South East -25 11 £469 -6.25% 14
Wales +16 6 £450 -10.00%
Channel Islands - 5 - -
Midlands +21 4 £500 +19.05% 4
East Midlands - 4 £500 - 3
North East +55 1 £425 -9.38%

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, Java Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 206 (100.00%) Java
2 200 (97.09%) Software Engineering
3 140 (67.96%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (41.75%) Spring
5 85 (41.26%) TDD
6 75 (36.41%) Git (software)
7 72 (34.95%) Linux
7 72 (34.95%) Microservices
8 71 (34.47%) Scrum
9 67 (32.52%) Test Automation
10 66 (32.04%) REST
11 64 (31.07%) Web Services
12 63 (30.58%) JavaScript
13 62 (30.10%) SQL
14 56 (27.18%) Jenkins
15 53 (25.73%) BDD
15 53 (25.73%) NoSQL
16 48 (23.30%) Node.js
17 44 (21.36%) Amazon AWS
18 43 (20.87%) JSON
18 43 (20.87%) Cucumber
18 43 (20.87%) MongoDB
19 38 (18.45%) JIRA
19 38 (18.45%) Continuous Integration
20 37 (17.96%) Maven
21 35 (16.99%) PostgreSQL
22 34 (16.50%) Open Source
23 33 (16.02%) Mentoring
24 32 (15.53%) SDLC
24 32 (15.53%) Scala

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 26 (12.62%) Confluence
2 10 (4.85%) Apache Spark
2 10 (4.85%) Tomcat
3 9 (4.37%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (3.88%) Apache
5 6 (2.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (2.43%) Mule
6 5 (2.43%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.46%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.46%) JBoss
8 2 (0.97%) SAS
9 1 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.49%) CMS
9 1 (0.49%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.49%) Jetty
9 1 (0.49%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.49%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.43%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.91%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.46%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.46%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 44 (21.36%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (11.17%) Slack
3 9 (4.37%) GitHub
3 9 (4.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.91%) SaaS
5 5 (2.43%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.94%) PaaS
7 3 (1.46%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.46%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (1.46%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.46%) Serverless
8 2 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.94%) HTTP
2 3 (1.46%) Internet
2 3 (1.46%) Network Security
3 1 (0.49%) DHCP
3 1 (0.49%) DNS
3 1 (0.49%) DSL
3 1 (0.49%) LDAP
3 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (25.73%) NoSQL
2 43 (20.87%) MongoDB
3 35 (16.99%) PostgreSQL
4 30 (14.56%) MySQL
5 18 (8.74%) Apache Cassandra
6 14 (6.80%) Relational Database
7 9 (4.37%) Big Data
8 5 (2.43%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.94%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.97%) Aerospike
10 2 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.97%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.97%) HBase
10 2 (0.97%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.49%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.49%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.49%) DB2
11 1 (0.49%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.49%) Redis
11 1 (0.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 75 (36.41%) Git (software)
2 56 (27.18%) Jenkins
3 43 (20.87%) Cucumber
4 38 (18.45%) JIRA
5 37 (17.96%) Maven
6 32 (15.53%) JUnit
7 21 (10.19%) Eclipse
8 17 (8.25%) Jasmine
9 14 (6.80%) Gradle
9 14 (6.80%) Mockito
10 11 (5.34%) Subversion
11 8 (3.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (3.88%) GitLab
12 7 (3.40%) TeamCity
13 6 (2.91%) Ant
13 6 (2.91%) IntelliJ
13 6 (2.91%) Mercurial
14 5 (2.43%) NetBeans
14 5 (2.43%) Selenium
14 5 (2.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (14.56%) Finance
2 14 (6.80%) Banking
3 7 (3.40%) Retail
4 5 (2.43%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.94%) Aerospace
5 4 (1.94%) International Banking
5 4 (1.94%) Marketing
6 3 (1.46%) Military
7 2 (0.97%) Back Office
7 2 (0.97%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.97%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.49%) Automotive
8 1 (0.49%) Electronics
8 1 (0.49%) Front Office
8 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Law
8 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (41.75%) Spring
2 66 (32.04%) REST
3 64 (31.07%) Web Services
4 48 (23.30%) Node.js
5 43 (20.87%) JSON
6 28 (13.59%) RESTful
7 24 (11.65%) Spring Boot
8 19 (9.22%) Hibernate
9 17 (8.25%) AngularJS
10 15 (7.28%) jQuery
10 15 (7.28%) React
11 12 (5.83%) CSS
11 12 (5.83%) HTML
12 10 (4.85%) J2EE
13 9 (4.37%) Play Framework
13 9 (4.37%) SOAP
14 8 (3.88%) Apache Camel
14 8 (3.88%) JMS
14 8 (3.88%) OAuth2
14 8 (3.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.71%) Computer Science
2 13 (6.31%) Data Structures
3 11 (5.34%) Algorithms
4 10 (4.85%) User Experience
5 9 (4.37%) Fintech
6 8 (3.88%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.43%) Cloud Native
8 5 (2.43%) Clustering
8 5 (2.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (2.43%) iSeries
8 5 (2.43%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.94%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.46%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.97%) NHS
11 2 (0.97%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.49%) Acoustics
12 1 (0.49%) Fixed Income
12 1 (0.49%) Life Science
12 1 (0.49%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 72 (34.95%) Linux
2 28 (13.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (2.91%) Android
4 5 (2.43%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.94%) Unix
6 3 (1.46%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (97.09%) Software Engineering
2 140 (67.96%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (41.26%) TDD
4 72 (34.95%) Microservices
5 71 (34.47%) Scrum
6 67 (32.52%) Test Automation
7 53 (25.73%) BDD
8 38 (18.45%) Continuous Integration
9 34 (16.50%) Open Source
10 33 (16.02%) Mentoring
11 32 (15.53%) SDLC
12 30 (14.56%) Kanban
13 29 (14.08%) OO
14 26 (12.62%) DevOps
15 24 (11.65%) Coaching
15 24 (11.65%) Unit Testing
16 19 (9.22%) SFIA
17 18 (8.74%) Continuous Delivery
17 18 (8.74%) MVC
17 18 (8.74%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 206 (100.00%) Java
2 63 (30.58%) JavaScript
3 62 (30.10%) SQL
4 32 (15.53%) Scala
5 28 (13.59%) Python
6 16 (7.77%) C++
7 11 (5.34%) Groovy
8 10 (4.85%) C#
9 9 (4.37%) VB
10 7 (3.40%) C
10 7 (3.40%) Kotlin
11 6 (2.91%) Bash Shell
12 5 (2.43%) XPath
13 4 (1.94%) Perl
13 4 (1.94%) PHP
13 4 (1.94%) VBA
14 3 (1.46%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.46%) SPARQL
14 3 (1.46%) XQuery
15 2 (0.97%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (9.22%) Degree
2 17 (8.25%) Security Cleared
3 14 (6.80%) SC Cleared
4 13 (6.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.97%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.71%) QA
2 5 (2.43%) GDPR
2 5 (2.43%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.97%) PSD2
4 1 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.49%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.49%) EMIR
4 1 (0.49%) MiFID
System Software
1 23 (11.17%) Docker
2 4 (1.94%) OpenAM
2 4 (1.94%) OpenIDM
3 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.49%) vCloud
3 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (8.25%) Ansible
2 14 (6.80%) Puppet
3 10 (4.85%) Kubernetes
4 7 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.43%) Rancher
6 2 (0.97%) Terraform
7 1 (0.49%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.49%) Grafana
7 1 (0.49%) Graylog
7 1 (0.49%) Mesos
7 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 21 (10.19%) Oracle
2 17 (8.25%) Red Hat
3 12 (5.83%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.40%) IBM
5 4 (1.94%) ForgeRock
6 3 (1.46%) Pega
6 3 (1.46%) Sencha
6 3 (1.46%) Sybase
7 2 (0.97%) Google
7 2 (0.97%) Luciad
7 2 (0.97%) VMware
8 1 (0.49%) Adobe
8 1 (0.49%) Apigee
8 1 (0.49%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.49%) Facebook
8 1 (0.49%) Perforce
8 1 (0.49%) SAP
8 1 (0.49%) Splunk
8 1 (0.49%) Twitter
8 1 (0.49%) Xamarin