The median contractor rate for a Java Software Engineer was £470 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Software Engineer
UK
Rank 526 550 547
Rank change year-on-year +24 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 73 78 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 37 44
Median daily rate £470 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.42% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £700 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +29.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 22 4
Median hourly rate £41.50 £39.00 £46.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.41% -16.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £35.00 £41.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £39.00 £46.75
% change year-on-year +6.41% -16.57%  

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 42403 50275 49651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.18% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27453 32530 30008
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 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 1573 1955
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Java Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Java Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Java Software Engineer in the UK

Java Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 +22 59 £478 +6.11% 56
London +22 24 £500 - 18
South West -8 11 £488 -2.50% 10
Yorkshire +17 10 £410 -2.38% 5
Wales - 9 £438 - 3
Leeds +11 8 £410 -2.38% 3
West Yorkshire +10 8 £410 -2.38% 3
South East +6 8 £450 -21.73% 10
Somerset -4 7 - - 1
Yeovil +6 6 - -
South Wales - 5 £425 - 3
City of London +11 4 £500 +17.64% 4
East Midlands +1 4 - - 1
West Wales - 4 £463 -
Swansea - 4 £463 -
Scotland +24 3 £270 -28.00% 3
Edinburgh +18 3 £270 - 3
Gloucestershire 0 2 £500 - 3
Hampshire -1 2 £450 +33.53% 1
Oxfordshire -8 2 £348 -36.81% 2
South Yorkshire - 2 £325 - 1
Channel Islands - 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 £560 -
Jersey - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £475 - 3
Cardiff - 2 £438 -
Newport - 2 £450 - 1
Cheshire +30 1 £450 +12.50% 1
Berkshire +22 1 - - 4
Reading +20 1 - - 1

Java Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 171 (99.42%) Java
2 162 (94.19%) Software Engineering
3 107 (62.21%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (38.37%) Spring
5 63 (36.63%) TDD
6 62 (36.05%) Scrum
7 48 (27.91%) Linux
8 45 (26.16%) Jenkins
9 42 (24.42%) Web Services
9 42 (24.42%) Maven
10 40 (23.26%) BDD
11 39 (22.67%) SQL
12 35 (20.35%) DevOps
13 33 (19.19%) Security Cleared
14 32 (18.60%) REST
15 31 (18.02%) OO
16 29 (16.86%) JUnit
16 29 (16.86%) Git (software)
17 28 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
17 28 (16.28%) JavaScript
18 27 (15.70%) Python
18 27 (15.70%) RESTful
18 27 (15.70%) Amazon AWS
18 27 (15.70%) Cucumber
19 25 (14.53%) Open Source
19 25 (14.53%) Unit Testing
20 24 (13.95%) JIRA
20 24 (13.95%) UML
21 23 (13.37%) C#
21 23 (13.37%) HTML

Java Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 18 (10.47%) JBoss
2 17 (9.88%) Apache
3 16 (9.30%) Tomcat
4 14 (8.14%) WebSphere
5 11 (6.40%) Confluence
5 11 (6.40%) WebSphere Application Server
5 11 (6.40%) WebSphere Process Server
6 10 (5.81%) Alfresco
7 7 (4.07%) WebLogic
8 5 (2.91%) Apache Pig
8 5 (2.91%) Apache Spark
8 5 (2.91%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (2.33%) nginx
10 2 (1.16%) Apache Solr
10 2 (1.16%) GlassFish
10 2 (1.16%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.58%) Ethereum
11 1 (0.58%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (0.58%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (15.70%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (6.98%) GitHub
3 9 (5.23%) Amazon SQS
4 7 (4.07%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.91%) Amazon S3
5 5 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (1.16%) Slack
8 1 (0.58%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.58%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.58%) Heroku
8 1 (0.58%) PaaS
8 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.81%) HTTP
2 4 (2.33%) Internet
2 4 (2.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.16%) BGP
3 2 (1.16%) DNS
3 2 (1.16%) SSL
4 1 (0.58%) Broadband
4 1 (0.58%) DVB
4 1 (0.58%) IPv4
4 1 (0.58%) IPv6
4 1 (0.58%) SMS
4 1 (0.58%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.88%) MongoDB
2 16 (9.30%) NoSQL
3 13 (7.56%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (5.81%) Relational Database
5 9 (5.23%) Big Data
5 9 (5.23%) MySQL
6 8 (4.65%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (4.65%) Hadoop
7 6 (3.49%) Apache Hive
8 5 (2.91%) Redis
9 3 (1.74%) Apache Accumulo
10 2 (1.16%) DB2
10 2 (1.16%) Neo4j
10 2 (1.16%) OrientDB
10 2 (1.16%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.58%) GIS
11 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.58%) Riak
11 1 (0.58%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 45 (26.16%) Jenkins
2 42 (24.42%) Maven
3 29 (16.86%) Git (software)
3 29 (16.86%) JUnit
4 27 (15.70%) Cucumber
5 24 (13.95%) JIRA
6 14 (8.14%) Mockito
7 13 (7.56%) Eclipse
8 9 (5.23%) Ant
9 8 (4.65%) Gradle
9 8 (4.65%) Selenium
10 7 (4.07%) Hudson
11 6 (3.49%) Rational DOORS
12 5 (2.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (2.91%) TeamCity
13 4 (2.33%) Bugzilla
13 4 (2.33%) RSpec
13 4 (2.33%) Subversion
14 3 (1.74%) Jasmine
15 2 (1.16%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (9.30%) Finance
2 12 (6.98%) Publishing
3 11 (6.40%) Retail
4 8 (4.65%) Banking
5 6 (3.49%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.91%) Military
7 4 (2.33%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.74%) Games
8 3 (1.74%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.16%) Electronics
9 2 (1.16%) International Banking
9 2 (1.16%) Marketing
10 1 (0.58%) Advertising
10 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (38.37%) Spring
2 42 (24.42%) Web Services
3 32 (18.60%) REST
4 27 (15.70%) RESTful
5 23 (13.37%) HTML
6 21 (12.21%) Java EE
7 17 (9.88%) Hibernate
7 17 (9.88%) J2EE
8 16 (9.30%) Spring Boot
9 13 (7.56%) CSS
9 13 (7.56%) HTML5
10 12 (6.98%) Node.js
10 12 (6.98%) XML
11 11 (6.40%) JSON
12 10 (5.81%) JMS
13 9 (5.23%) SOAP
14 8 (4.65%) EJB
15 7 (4.07%) JSP
15 7 (4.07%) XSLT
16 6 (3.49%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.23%) Computer Science
1 9 (5.23%) User Experience
2 6 (3.49%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (2.91%) Algorithms
3 5 (2.91%) RIA
3 5 (2.91%) Wiki
4 4 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.33%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.16%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.16%) iSeries
5 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.58%) BBC
6 1 (0.58%) Clustering
6 1 (0.58%) Derivative
6 1 (0.58%) Equities
6 1 (0.58%) IVR
6 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.58%) MPEG
6 1 (0.58%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 48 (27.91%) Linux
2 17 (9.88%) Unix
3 6 (3.49%) Android
4 5 (2.91%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.74%) Windows
6 2 (1.16%) CentOS
6 2 (1.16%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.58%) MVS
7 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (94.19%) Software Engineering
2 107 (62.21%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (36.63%) TDD
4 62 (36.05%) Scrum
5 40 (23.26%) BDD
6 35 (20.35%) DevOps
7 31 (18.02%) OO
8 28 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (14.53%) Open Source
9 25 (14.53%) Unit Testing
10 24 (13.95%) UML
11 22 (12.79%) Microservices
12 19 (11.05%) Pair Programming
13 18 (10.47%) SDLC
14 16 (9.30%) MVC
15 14 (8.14%) Kanban
16 13 (7.56%) Migration
16 13 (7.56%) Time Management
17 12 (6.98%) Mentoring
18 11 (6.40%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 171 (99.42%) Java
2 39 (22.67%) SQL
3 28 (16.28%) JavaScript
4 27 (15.70%) Python
5 23 (13.37%) C#
6 21 (12.21%) C++
7 13 (7.56%) C
7 13 (7.56%) Ruby
8 10 (5.81%) Scala
9 7 (4.07%) Go
9 7 (4.07%) Shell Script
10 6 (3.49%) PHP
11 5 (2.91%) Bash Shell
12 4 (2.33%) Clojure
12 4 (2.33%) F#
12 4 (2.33%) Groovy
12 4 (2.33%) Perl
12 4 (2.33%) Rust
13 3 (1.74%) Ada
14 2 (1.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (19.19%) Security Cleared
2 23 (13.37%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.23%) Degree
4 5 (2.91%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.81%) QA
2 4 (2.33%) SDET
3 3 (1.74%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.58%) MiFID
4 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.58%) SAS 70
System Software
1 15 (8.72%) Docker
2 2 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.58%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.58%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (2.91%) Puppet
2 4 (2.33%) Ansible
3 2 (1.16%) Grafana
3 2 (1.16%) Graphite
3 2 (1.16%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.58%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.58%) Kibana
4 1 (0.58%) Oozie
Vendors
1 6 (3.49%) Atlassian
1 6 (3.49%) Oracle
1 6 (3.49%) Red Hat
2 3 (1.74%) Google
2 3 (1.74%) hybris
3 2 (1.16%) IBM
3 2 (1.16%) SAP
3 2 (1.16%) VMware
4 1 (0.58%) Adobe
4 1 (0.58%) AppDynamics
4 1 (0.58%) Avaya
4 1 (0.58%) Hortonworks
4 1 (0.58%) Luciad
4 1 (0.58%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (0.58%) Splunk
4 1 (0.58%) Twitter
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