Period
to 25 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Software Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 624 692 717
Rank change year-on-year +68 +25 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 270 143 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.17% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 103 100
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £437
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.97% +6.59%
10th Percentile £400 £313 £319
90th Percentile £625 £575 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 29
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +7.79% -17.20%
10th Percentile £40.20 £35.55 £32.50
90th Percentile £44.95 £53.75 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +2.38% +9.09% -17.20%

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 96,302 85,805 100,552
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.92% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,219 55,693 65,164
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £253
90th Percentile £631 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.69% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,024 2,888 3,149
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.97% -6.28% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -7.69% +16.63%

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 May 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 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 May 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 +88 251 £500 +5.26% 170
UK excluding London +14 140 £450 +5.88% 124
London +29 127 £500 - 67
North of England +38 74 £450 +8.43% 25
Yorkshire +13 43 £450 +9.76% 9
South East -2 36 £450 -10.00% 34
North West +10 29 £475 +4.11% 14
Wales -14 8 £440 +0.57% 2
Scotland -32 8 £545 +67.69% 11
South West -6 7 £250 -49.39% 15
East of England +6 6 £375 -16.20% 15
North East - 2 £390 - 2
East Midlands -3 1 £500 +53.85% 4
Midlands -11 1 £500 +37.93% 14

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 270 (100.00%) Java
2 264 (97.78%) Software Engineering
3 174 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
4 117 (43.33%) Spring
5 88 (32.59%) TDD
5 88 (32.59%) JavaScript
6 84 (31.11%) Scrum
7 79 (29.26%) SQL
8 77 (28.52%) Linux
9 76 (28.15%) Amazon AWS
10 75 (27.78%) Git (software)
11 73 (27.04%) Microservices
12 64 (23.70%) Java 8
13 63 (23.33%) NoSQL
13 63 (23.33%) Jenkins
14 62 (22.96%) Docker
15 60 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
16 58 (21.48%) Test Automation
16 58 (21.48%) AngularJS
17 51 (18.89%) Node.js
18 50 (18.52%) Python
18 50 (18.52%) Web Services
19 49 (18.15%) REST
20 45 (16.67%) OO
21 44 (16.30%) Spring Boot
22 41 (15.19%) Maven
23 39 (14.44%) BDD
24 37 (13.70%) Kanban
25 36 (13.33%) MongoDB
25 36 (13.33%) Relational Database

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 20 (7.41%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (7.04%) Confluence
3 18 (6.67%) Apache
4 13 (4.81%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (2.22%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.85%) Apache Solr
7 5 (1.85%) Jetty
7 5 (1.85%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.48%) CMS
8 4 (1.48%) IIS
9 3 (1.11%) Amazon Alexa
9 3 (1.11%) Mule
9 3 (1.11%) Oracle Beehive
9 3 (1.11%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.11%) WildFly
10 2 (0.74%) Liferay
10 2 (0.74%) Magnolia
10 2 (0.74%) Mongrel
10 2 (0.74%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.37%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.11%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 76 (28.15%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.81%) Slack
4 11 (4.07%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (3.70%) GitHub
6 9 (3.33%) PaaS
6 9 (3.33%) SaaS
7 7 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (2.59%) Amazon S3
8 6 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (1.11%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.11%) Serverless
10 2 (0.74%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.74%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.74%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.33%) HTTP
2 8 (2.96%) SMS
3 5 (1.85%) DNS
4 3 (1.11%) FTP
4 3 (1.11%) SNMP
5 2 (0.74%) DHCP
5 2 (0.74%) Internet
5 2 (0.74%) IPsec
5 2 (0.74%) SSL
5 2 (0.74%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.37%) 5G
6 1 (0.37%) DSL
6 1 (0.37%) DVB
6 1 (0.37%) Firewall
6 1 (0.37%) Junos
6 1 (0.37%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (23.33%) NoSQL
2 36 (13.33%) MongoDB
2 36 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 33 (12.22%) PostgreSQL
4 27 (10.00%) MySQL
5 20 (7.41%) Big Data
6 18 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (3.33%) Hadoop
7 9 (3.33%) SQL Server
8 7 (2.59%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (2.22%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.85%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.48%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (1.48%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.48%) Jackrabbit
11 4 (1.48%) KNIME
11 4 (1.48%) Redis
12 3 (1.11%) Flink
12 3 (1.11%) Neo4j
12 3 (1.11%) Riak
Development Applications
1 75 (27.78%) Git (software)
2 63 (23.33%) Jenkins
3 41 (15.19%) Maven
4 33 (12.22%) JIRA
5 30 (11.11%) JUnit
6 29 (10.74%) Subversion
7 28 (10.37%) Cucumber
8 15 (5.56%) Selenium
9 14 (5.19%) Gradle
9 14 (5.19%) Mercurial
10 13 (4.81%) Eclipse
11 11 (4.07%) Mockito
12 10 (3.70%) Jasmine
13 9 (3.33%) Ant
14 6 (2.22%) Hudson
14 6 (2.22%) Liquibase
14 6 (2.22%) WebDriver
15 5 (1.85%) NetBeans
16 4 (1.48%) GitLab
16 4 (1.48%) JMeter
General
1 22 (8.15%) Finance
2 15 (5.56%) Banking
3 8 (2.96%) Retail
4 7 (2.59%) Front Office
4 7 (2.59%) Games
5 5 (1.85%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.48%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.11%) Back Office
8 2 (0.74%) Electronics
8 2 (0.74%) Legal
8 2 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.37%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (43.33%) Spring
2 58 (21.48%) AngularJS
3 51 (18.89%) Node.js
4 50 (18.52%) Web Services
5 49 (18.15%) REST
6 44 (16.30%) Spring Boot
7 35 (12.96%) RESTful
8 33 (12.22%) React
9 32 (11.85%) Hibernate
10 26 (9.63%) J2EE
11 20 (7.41%) JSON
11 20 (7.41%) SOAP
11 20 (7.41%) Spring MVC
11 20 (7.41%) XML
12 19 (7.04%) Kafka
13 16 (5.93%) JPA
14 15 (5.56%) Java EE
15 13 (4.81%) RabbitMQ
16 12 (4.44%) HTML
16 12 (4.44%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.04%) Computer Science
2 17 (6.30%) User Experience
3 12 (4.44%) Algorithms
3 12 (4.44%) Data Structures
3 12 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (4.07%) Public Cloud
5 8 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.59%) Digital Media
7 5 (1.85%) e-Learning
7 5 (1.85%) Fintech
8 4 (1.48%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.48%) Online Games
8 4 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.48%) Wiki
9 3 (1.11%) Equities
9 3 (1.11%) PKI
10 2 (0.74%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.74%) Oracle Exalogic
10 2 (0.74%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 77 (28.52%) Linux
2 18 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (5.19%) Unix
4 7 (2.59%) Windows
5 5 (1.85%) Android
6 4 (1.48%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.74%) AIX
7 2 (0.74%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (97.78%) Software Engineering
2 174 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (32.59%) TDD
4 84 (31.11%) Scrum
5 73 (27.04%) Microservices
6 60 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 58 (21.48%) Test Automation
8 45 (16.67%) OO
9 39 (14.44%) BDD
10 37 (13.70%) Kanban
11 34 (12.59%) Open Source
12 33 (12.22%) DevOps
13 28 (10.37%) Continuous Delivery
14 24 (8.89%) Mentoring
14 24 (8.89%) MVC
15 22 (8.15%) SDLC
16 21 (7.78%) E-Commerce
17 20 (7.41%) SOA
18 18 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
19 17 (6.30%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 270 (100.00%) Java
2 88 (32.59%) JavaScript
3 79 (29.26%) SQL
4 64 (23.70%) Java 8
5 50 (18.52%) Python
6 24 (8.89%) Scala
7 21 (7.78%) C++
8 18 (6.67%) C#
9 13 (4.81%) C
10 11 (4.07%) Go
11 10 (3.70%) Kotlin
12 9 (3.33%) Groovy
12 9 (3.33%) PL/SQL
13 8 (2.96%) Shell Script
14 6 (2.22%) Ruby
15 5 (1.85%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.85%) XPath
16 4 (1.48%) R
17 3 (1.11%) PHP
18 2 (0.74%) Ada
Qualifications
1 29 (10.74%) Degree
2 24 (8.89%) Security Cleared
3 14 (5.19%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.74%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.74%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.37%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.96%) QA
2 5 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.11%) GCP
4 2 (0.74%) PSD2
5 1 (0.37%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.37%) ECSS
5 1 (0.37%) MISRA
5 1 (0.37%) MISRA C
System Software
1 62 (22.96%) Docker
2 4 (1.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.74%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.74%) Xen
4 1 (0.37%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 23 (8.52%) Kubernetes
2 20 (7.41%) Puppet
3 8 (2.96%) Ansible
3 8 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (2.96%) Terraform
4 6 (2.22%) Grafana
5 4 (1.48%) Kibana
5 4 (1.48%) logstash
6 2 (0.74%) Graylog
7 1 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.37%) Mesos
7 1 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 28 (10.37%) Oracle
2 16 (5.93%) Google
2 16 (5.93%) Red Hat
3 6 (2.22%) AppDynamics
4 5 (1.85%) Atlassian
4 5 (1.85%) Microsoft
4 5 (1.85%) Splunk
4 5 (1.85%) VMware
5 3 (1.11%) MuleSoft
6 2 (0.74%) Sybase
6 2 (0.74%) Tableau
7 1 (0.37%) Cisco
7 1 (0.37%) HP
7 1 (0.37%) Juniper
7 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.37%) Solace
7 1 (0.37%) StreamBase
7 1 (0.37%) WorldPay