The median contractor rate for a Java Software Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 525 562 538
Rank change year-on-year +37 -24  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 62 90 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 72 64
Median daily rate £450 £437 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.97% -2.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £700 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £415 £410
% change year-on-year -0.60% +1.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 16
Median hourly rate £50.00 £38.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.87% -30.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £38.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +29.87% -30.00%  

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 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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 25 June 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 +4 47 £450 +2.97% 58
London 0 17 £519 +15.27% 20
North West +37 11 £463 +15.62% 8
South West +1 8 £415 +12.54% 9
Manchester +21 7 £463 +15.62% 7
Somerset -6 6 £415 +10.66% 1
Jersey - 6 - -
Channel Islands - 6 - -
Yorkshire +19 5 £430 -24.56% 5
West Yorkshire +18 5 £430 -24.56% 3
Leeds +15 5 £430 -24.56% 3
Scotland - 5 £363 - 3
South East +17 4 £413 -15.38% 7
City of London +6 4 £444 - 6
Wales - 4 £363 -
Edinburgh - 4 £350 - 3
Hampshire +8 3 £450 -
Stockport - 3 - - 1
Chester - 2 £463 -
Eastleigh - 2 - -
Newport - 2 £375 -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £463 - 1
Swansea - 2 £350 -
West Wales - 2 £350 -
South Wales - 2 £375 -
Berkshire +19 1 £375 - 4
Coventry +14 1 £400 +3.22%
West Midlands +7 1 £400 -3.61% 1
Bath +1 1 £415 +10.66% 1

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 138 (100.00%) Java
2 129 (93.48%) Software Engineering
3 87 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (51.45%) Spring
5 48 (34.78%) Scrum
6 44 (31.88%) TDD
7 39 (28.26%) Git (software)
8 38 (27.54%) Jenkins
9 36 (26.09%) Microservices
9 36 (26.09%) REST
10 32 (23.19%) Web Services
11 31 (22.46%) SQL
12 30 (21.74%) JavaScript
13 29 (21.01%) Linux
14 27 (19.57%) Maven
14 27 (19.57%) JIRA
15 26 (18.84%) MongoDB
15 26 (18.84%) Security Cleared
16 25 (18.12%) Test Automation
17 24 (17.39%) RESTful
17 24 (17.39%) JUnit
18 23 (16.67%) BDD
19 22 (15.94%) JSON
19 22 (15.94%) SDLC
20 20 (14.49%) MVC
20 20 (14.49%) Hibernate
20 20 (14.49%) Python
20 20 (14.49%) Kanban
20 20 (14.49%) SC Cleared
21 19 (13.77%) Node.js

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 10 (7.25%) Confluence
2 8 (5.80%) Apache
3 6 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.62%) JBoss
5 3 (2.17%) Apache Pig
5 3 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.17%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.45%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.45%) Ethereum
6 2 (1.45%) Hyperledger
6 2 (1.45%) SAS
7 1 (0.72%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.72%) CMS
7 1 (0.72%) DataSynapse
7 1 (0.72%) nginx
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.72%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (0.72%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.45%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.42%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.07%) GitHub
3 6 (4.35%) Slack
4 1 (0.72%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.72%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.45%) HTTP
2 1 (0.72%) Internet
2 1 (0.72%) IPv4
2 1 (0.72%) IPv6
2 1 (0.72%) LDAP
2 1 (0.72%) SMS
2 1 (0.72%) SSH
2 1 (0.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (18.84%) MongoDB
2 19 (13.77%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (12.32%) NoSQL
4 15 (10.87%) MySQL
5 12 (8.70%) Apache Cassandra
5 12 (8.70%) Relational Database
6 6 (4.35%) Big Data
7 5 (3.62%) Redis
8 4 (2.90%) Apache Hive
8 4 (2.90%) Blockchain
8 4 (2.90%) RDBMS
9 3 (2.17%) Hadoop
9 3 (2.17%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.45%) DB2
11 1 (0.72%) Apache Accumulo
11 1 (0.72%) GIS
11 1 (0.72%) HBase
11 1 (0.72%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.72%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 39 (28.26%) Git (software)
2 38 (27.54%) Jenkins
3 27 (19.57%) JIRA
3 27 (19.57%) Maven
4 24 (17.39%) JUnit
5 17 (12.32%) Cucumber
5 17 (12.32%) Eclipse
6 8 (5.80%) Jasmine
6 8 (5.80%) Mockito
7 6 (4.35%) Ant
7 6 (4.35%) Hudson
8 4 (2.90%) Gradle
8 4 (2.90%) Selenium
8 4 (2.90%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.17%) GitLab
9 3 (2.17%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (1.45%) Toad
10 2 (1.45%) Vagrant
General
1 14 (10.14%) Banking
1 14 (10.14%) Finance
2 8 (5.80%) International Banking
3 5 (3.62%) Games
3 5 (3.62%) Retail
4 3 (2.17%) Advertising
4 3 (2.17%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.17%) Electronics
4 3 (2.17%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.17%) Military
4 3 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.45%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.45%) Publishing
6 1 (0.72%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (51.45%) Spring
2 36 (26.09%) REST
3 32 (23.19%) Web Services
4 24 (17.39%) RESTful
5 22 (15.94%) JSON
6 20 (14.49%) Hibernate
7 19 (13.77%) Node.js
8 16 (11.59%) Spring Boot
9 13 (9.42%) J2EE
10 12 (8.70%) CSS
11 11 (7.97%) AngularJS
11 11 (7.97%) HTML
11 11 (7.97%) JPA
11 11 (7.97%) SOAP
12 9 (6.52%) XML
13 8 (5.80%) Java EE
13 8 (5.80%) JAX-RS
14 7 (5.07%) EJB
14 7 (5.07%) React
15 6 (4.35%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.59%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (7.25%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (5.80%) iSeries
5 7 (5.07%) User Experience
6 4 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.17%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.17%) RIA
8 2 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.45%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.45%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.45%) Wiki
9 1 (0.72%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.72%) Bitcoin
9 1 (0.72%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.72%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.72%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.72%) Fintech
9 1 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (21.01%) Linux
2 13 (9.42%) Unix
3 9 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (5.07%) Android
5 6 (4.35%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.72%) CentOS
6 1 (0.72%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.72%) Windows
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (93.48%) Software Engineering
2 87 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (34.78%) Scrum
4 44 (31.88%) TDD
5 36 (26.09%) Microservices
6 25 (18.12%) Test Automation
7 23 (16.67%) BDD
8 22 (15.94%) SDLC
9 20 (14.49%) Kanban
9 20 (14.49%) MVC
10 19 (13.77%) Open Source
11 18 (13.04%) DevOps
11 18 (13.04%) OO
12 16 (11.59%) Unit Testing
13 15 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (8.70%) UML
15 11 (7.97%) E-Commerce
16 10 (7.25%) Cash Management
17 9 (6.52%) High Availability
18 8 (5.80%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 138 (100.00%) Java
2 31 (22.46%) SQL
3 30 (21.74%) JavaScript
4 20 (14.49%) Python
5 16 (11.59%) C++
6 13 (9.42%) C#
7 8 (5.80%) PHP
8 6 (4.35%) C
8 6 (4.35%) Scala
9 3 (2.17%) Clojure
9 3 (2.17%) Go
10 2 (1.45%) Ada
10 2 (1.45%) Embedded C
10 2 (1.45%) F#
10 2 (1.45%) Haskell
10 2 (1.45%) Kotlin
10 2 (1.45%) Perl
10 2 (1.45%) Rust
10 2 (1.45%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 26 (18.84%) Security Cleared
2 20 (14.49%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.35%) Degree
4 3 (2.17%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.52%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) MiFID
System Software
1 15 (10.87%) Docker
2 1 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 7 (5.07%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (4.35%) Puppet
3 4 (2.90%) Ansible
3 4 (2.90%) OpenAM
3 4 (2.90%) OpenIDM
4 2 (1.45%) logstash
5 1 (0.72%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.72%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.72%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 9 (6.52%) Red Hat
2 8 (5.80%) IBM
3 7 (5.07%) Oracle
4 4 (2.90%) ForgeRock
4 4 (2.90%) Luciad
5 3 (2.17%) Pega
6 2 (1.45%) Google
7 1 (0.72%) Adobe
7 1 (0.72%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.72%) Facebook
7 1 (0.72%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.72%) hybris
7 1 (0.72%) Perforce
7 1 (0.72%) SAP
7 1 (0.72%) Sencha
7 1 (0.72%) Splunk
7 1 (0.72%) Sybase
7 1 (0.72%) Twitter
7 1 (0.72%) WSO2
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: Day rate only
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
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