Period
to 21 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Software Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 629 725 749
Rank change year-on-year +96 +24 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 276 135 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.15% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 94 120
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +6.18%
10th Percentile £375 £358 £339
90th Percentile £665 £625 £703
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 21
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £50.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.00% +33.33% -9.78%
10th Percentile £40.65 £39.38 £32.50
90th Percentile £43.50 £53.75 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -14.00% +33.33% -16.43%

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 96,865 91,044 103,041
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.99% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,367 59,123 67,175
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,128 2,788 3,125
UK median hourly rate £17.87 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.47% -1.58% +6.38%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £46.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +9.83%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +139 262 £475 -1.04% 139
London +87 150 £500 -6.98% 55
UK excluding London +6 125 £450 +4.65% 96
South East +5 43 £450 +1.41% 22
North of England -2 42 £450 -2.70% 20
Yorkshire -4 21 £450 -1.10% 9
North West -15 18 £450 -2.70% 11
East of England - 14 £425 - 16
South West -16 12 £300 -22.58% 19
Scotland -39 6 - - 8
Wales -20 5 £425 +6.25% 2
North East - 3 £400 -
Channel Islands -6 2 - -
Midlands -16 1 £540 +48.97% 7
West Midlands -27 1 £540 +35.00% 6

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 276 (100.00%) Java
2 270 (97.83%) Software Engineering
3 168 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (36.59%) Spring
5 77 (27.90%) Amazon AWS
6 76 (27.54%) Scrum
7 75 (27.17%) JavaScript
8 71 (25.72%) Continuous Integration
9 68 (24.64%) Microservices
10 64 (23.19%) Linux
11 63 (22.83%) Docker
11 63 (22.83%) AngularJS
12 62 (22.46%) Python
13 60 (21.74%) NoSQL
14 59 (21.38%) TDD
15 57 (20.65%) Jenkins
16 56 (20.29%) Web Services
16 56 (20.29%) Java 8
17 55 (19.93%) SQL
18 52 (18.84%) DevOps
19 51 (18.48%) Git (software)
20 50 (18.12%) OO
21 45 (16.30%) Maven
22 42 (15.22%) Security Cleared
23 40 (14.49%) Node.js
23 40 (14.49%) Relational Database
23 40 (14.49%) Spring Boot
24 39 (14.13%) React
25 38 (13.77%) REST
25 38 (13.77%) Test Automation

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 19 (6.88%) Apache
1 19 (6.88%) Confluence
1 19 (6.88%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (6.52%) Tomcat
3 9 (3.26%) Apache Spark
4 6 (2.17%) Jetty
5 5 (1.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (1.81%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.45%) Apache Solr
6 4 (1.45%) JBoss
6 4 (1.45%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.09%) IIS
7 3 (1.09%) nginx
8 2 (0.72%) Alfresco
8 2 (0.72%) CMS
8 2 (0.72%) Liferay
8 2 (0.72%) Magnolia
8 2 (0.72%) Mongrel
8 2 (0.72%) SAS
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.36%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 77 (27.90%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (7.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (6.16%) PaaS
3 17 (6.16%) SaaS
4 9 (3.26%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (2.17%) GitHub
5 6 (2.17%) Slack
6 5 (1.81%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.45%) Serverless
8 3 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.72%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.72%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.72%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.36%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.09%) Internet
1 3 (1.09%) SNMP
2 2 (0.72%) DHCP
2 2 (0.72%) DNS
2 2 (0.72%) FTP
2 2 (0.72%) HTTP
2 2 (0.72%) IPsec
2 2 (0.72%) SMS
2 2 (0.72%) SSL
2 2 (0.72%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.72%) Wireless
3 1 (0.36%) DSL
3 1 (0.36%) DVB
3 1 (0.36%) Firewall
3 1 (0.36%) Junos
3 1 (0.36%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (21.74%) NoSQL
2 40 (14.49%) Relational Database
3 31 (11.23%) MongoDB
4 26 (9.42%) Big Data
4 26 (9.42%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (6.52%) MySQL
6 12 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
6 12 (4.35%) Hadoop
7 9 (3.26%) RDBMS
7 9 (3.26%) SQL Server
8 7 (2.54%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.45%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (1.45%) KNIME
10 3 (1.09%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.09%) BigQuery
10 3 (1.09%) Bigtable
10 3 (1.09%) Flink
10 3 (1.09%) Redis
11 2 (0.72%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 57 (20.65%) Jenkins
2 51 (18.48%) Git (software)
3 45 (16.30%) Maven
4 32 (11.59%) JIRA
5 24 (8.70%) JUnit
6 19 (6.88%) Cucumber
7 14 (5.07%) Eclipse
8 13 (4.71%) Subversion
9 12 (4.35%) Vagrant
10 11 (3.99%) Selenium
11 10 (3.62%) Gradle
12 9 (3.26%) Mockito
13 6 (2.17%) Ant
13 6 (2.17%) Hudson
13 6 (2.17%) WebDriver
14 5 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (1.81%) IntelliJ
14 5 (1.81%) NetBeans
15 4 (1.45%) JBehave
15 4 (1.45%) Rational DOORS
General
1 34 (12.32%) Finance
2 18 (6.52%) Banking
3 15 (5.43%) Front Office
4 8 (2.90%) Retail
5 7 (2.54%) Back Office
6 6 (2.17%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.81%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.45%) Games
9 3 (1.09%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.72%) Military
10 2 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.36%) Electronics
11 1 (0.36%) Legal
11 1 (0.36%) Marketing
11 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (36.59%) Spring
2 63 (22.83%) AngularJS
3 56 (20.29%) Web Services
4 40 (14.49%) Node.js
4 40 (14.49%) Spring Boot
5 39 (14.13%) React
6 38 (13.77%) REST
7 33 (11.96%) J2EE
8 25 (9.06%) Kafka
9 23 (8.33%) RESTful
10 20 (7.25%) Hibernate
11 16 (5.80%) J2SE
11 16 (5.80%) SOAP
12 14 (5.07%) JSON
13 13 (4.71%) RabbitMQ
13 13 (4.71%) XML
14 10 (3.62%) .NET
14 10 (3.62%) HTML
14 10 (3.62%) Spring MVC
15 9 (3.26%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.61%) Public Cloud
1 21 (7.61%) User Experience
2 15 (5.43%) Computer Science
3 14 (5.07%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (4.35%) Algorithms
4 12 (4.35%) Wiki
5 11 (3.99%) Data Structures
6 9 (3.26%) Hedge funds
7 8 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.90%) Equities
7 8 (2.90%) Fixed Income
7 8 (2.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.45%) e-Learning
9 4 (1.45%) Online Games
10 3 (1.09%) Derivative
10 3 (1.09%) Digital Media
10 3 (1.09%) PKI
10 3 (1.09%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 64 (23.19%) Linux
2 15 (5.43%) Unix
3 7 (2.54%) Android
3 7 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (2.54%) Windows
4 4 (1.45%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.09%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (0.72%) AIX
7 1 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (97.83%) Software Engineering
2 168 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (27.54%) Scrum
4 71 (25.72%) Continuous Integration
5 68 (24.64%) Microservices
6 59 (21.38%) TDD
7 52 (18.84%) DevOps
8 50 (18.12%) OO
9 38 (13.77%) Problem-Solving
9 38 (13.77%) Test Automation
10 31 (11.23%) BDD
11 28 (10.14%) E-Commerce
12 27 (9.78%) Open Source
13 25 (9.06%) Continuous Delivery
14 22 (7.97%) Pair Programming
15 20 (7.25%) Kanban
15 20 (7.25%) Mentoring
15 20 (7.25%) Multithreading
15 20 (7.25%) OOD
16 18 (6.52%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 276 (100.00%) Java
2 75 (27.17%) JavaScript
3 62 (22.46%) Python
4 56 (20.29%) Java 8
5 55 (19.93%) SQL
6 27 (9.78%) C++
7 24 (8.70%) C#
8 23 (8.33%) Scala
9 19 (6.88%) Groovy
10 11 (3.99%) Bash Shell
11 10 (3.62%) C
12 9 (3.26%) Go
12 9 (3.26%) Shell Script
13 8 (2.90%) Kotlin
13 8 (2.90%) R
14 7 (2.54%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.45%) Ada
15 4 (1.45%) Ruby
16 3 (1.09%) Clojure
17 2 (0.72%) XPath
Qualifications
1 42 (15.22%) Security Cleared
2 27 (9.78%) Degree
3 17 (6.16%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.45%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.72%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.72%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.36%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.36%) PhD
7 1 (0.36%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.45%) GCP
2 2 (0.72%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.36%) ECSS
3 1 (0.36%) MISRA
3 1 (0.36%) MISRA C
System Software
1 63 (22.83%) Docker
2 4 (1.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (1.09%) Firmware
4 2 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.72%) Xen
5 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.36%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 25 (9.06%) Kubernetes
2 16 (5.80%) Terraform
3 13 (4.71%) Puppet
4 6 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.81%) Ansible
5 5 (1.81%) Grafana
6 4 (1.45%) Kibana
6 4 (1.45%) logstash
7 3 (1.09%) Mesos
8 1 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.36%) Graylog
8 1 (0.36%) rkt
Vendors
1 27 (9.78%) Oracle
2 11 (3.99%) Google
3 8 (2.90%) Red Hat
4 6 (2.17%) AppDynamics
4 6 (2.17%) Atlassian
5 5 (1.81%) Splunk
5 5 (1.81%) VMware
6 4 (1.45%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.45%) Tableau
7 3 (1.09%) Infragistics
8 2 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.72%) WorldPay
9 1 (0.36%) Capita
9 1 (0.36%) JDA
9 1 (0.36%) Juniper
9 1 (0.36%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.36%) StreamBase
9 1 (0.36%) Sun
9 1 (0.36%) Sybase
9 1 (0.36%) TIBCO