Period
to 24 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Software Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 639 669 729
Rank change year-on-year +30 +60 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 241 188 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.21% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 132 128
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18% +35.80%
10th Percentile £401 £319 £321
90th Percentile £611 £600 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £469 £438 £381
% change year-on-year +7.02% +14.89% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 23
UK median hourly rate £42.75 £41.50 £43.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.01% -3.87% +0.10%
10th Percentile £39.00 £37.75 £38.80
90th Percentile £48.70 £45.03 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £41.50 £43.17
% change year-on-year +3.01% -3.87% +0.10%

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 95,407 90,891 102,711
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.79% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,339 59,264 65,754
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £250
90th Percentile £625 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,822 3,233 3,722
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.47 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year - -4.11% +10.61%

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 24 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Software Engineer over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 February 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 +38 217 £500 +6.38% 181
UK excluding London +14 131 £469 +7.02% 128
London +26 108 £525 +10.53% 62
North of England +82 77 £434 +5.79% 33
Yorkshire +36 43 £430 +4.88% 10
North West +39 33 £463 +5.11% 23
South West +3 14 £413 -17.00% 24
Scotland -19 13 £545 +61.48% 7
South East -30 13 £493 -3.05% 38
Wales -2 7 £525 +16.67%
Midlands +12 4 £500 +17.65% 11
East Midlands +2 4 £500 - 4
Channel Islands +3 2 - -
North East +59 1 £425 -2.97%
East of England -24 1 - - 13

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 241 (100.00%) Java
2 236 (97.93%) Software Engineering
3 170 (70.54%) Agile Software Development
4 121 (50.21%) TDD
5 96 (39.83%) Spring
6 93 (38.59%) Git (software)
6 93 (38.59%) Scrum
7 88 (36.51%) SQL
8 83 (34.44%) JavaScript
9 82 (34.02%) Microservices
10 79 (32.78%) Test Automation
11 77 (31.95%) Linux
12 69 (28.63%) Amazon AWS
13 66 (27.39%) BDD
14 65 (26.97%) REST
15 61 (25.31%) Jenkins
16 60 (24.90%) Node.js
16 60 (24.90%) NoSQL
17 55 (22.82%) Continuous Integration
18 52 (21.58%) Web Services
19 47 (19.50%) Cucumber
20 43 (17.84%) Open Source
21 42 (17.43%) MongoDB
22 41 (17.01%) Kanban
23 40 (16.60%) Docker
24 39 (16.18%) Maven
24 39 (16.18%) OO
25 38 (15.77%) JIRA
26 37 (15.35%) PostgreSQL
26 37 (15.35%) Mentoring

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 31 (12.86%) Confluence
2 11 (4.56%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (4.56%) Tomcat
3 9 (3.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (3.32%) Mule
5 7 (2.90%) Apache
6 5 (2.07%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.24%) Amazon Alexa
7 3 (1.24%) GlassFish
7 3 (1.24%) JBoss
7 3 (1.24%) Jetty
7 3 (1.24%) Oracle Beehive
7 3 (1.24%) WildFly
8 2 (0.83%) CMS
8 2 (0.83%) IIS
9 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.41%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.41%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.41%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.49%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.24%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 69 (28.63%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (11.62%) Slack
3 19 (7.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (4.56%) GitHub
5 10 (4.15%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (2.49%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (2.49%) PaaS
6 6 (2.49%) SaaS
6 6 (2.49%) Serverless
7 5 (2.07%) Amazon S3
7 5 (2.07%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.24%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.83%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.41%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.32%) HTTP
2 6 (2.49%) SMS
3 4 (1.66%) DNS
4 3 (1.24%) Internet
4 3 (1.24%) Network Security
5 1 (0.41%) 5G
5 1 (0.41%) DHCP
5 1 (0.41%) FTP
5 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (24.90%) NoSQL
2 42 (17.43%) MongoDB
3 37 (15.35%) PostgreSQL
4 36 (14.94%) MySQL
5 20 (8.30%) Relational Database
6 18 (7.47%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (2.49%) SQL Server
8 5 (2.07%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.66%) Big Data
10 3 (1.24%) HBase
10 3 (1.24%) Riak
11 2 (0.83%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.83%) Jackrabbit
11 2 (0.83%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.41%) Aerospike
12 1 (0.41%) Bigtable
12 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.41%) Neo4j
12 1 (0.41%) NewSQL
12 1 (0.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 93 (38.59%) Git (software)
2 61 (25.31%) Jenkins
3 47 (19.50%) Cucumber
4 39 (16.18%) Maven
5 38 (15.77%) JIRA
6 32 (13.28%) JUnit
7 28 (11.62%) Subversion
8 18 (7.47%) Mercurial
9 17 (7.05%) Jasmine
10 13 (5.39%) Eclipse
10 13 (5.39%) Mockito
11 12 (4.98%) Gradle
12 11 (4.56%) Selenium
13 7 (2.90%) Ant
13 7 (2.90%) GitLab
14 6 (2.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (2.49%) Hudson
14 6 (2.49%) IntelliJ
15 5 (2.07%) TestNG
16 4 (1.66%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (10.79%) Finance
2 15 (6.22%) Banking
3 7 (2.90%) Retail
4 4 (1.66%) Aerospace
4 4 (1.66%) Back Office
4 4 (1.66%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.24%) Games
5 3 (1.24%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.83%) Electronics
6 2 (0.83%) International Banking
6 2 (0.83%) Marketing
6 2 (0.83%) Military
7 1 (0.41%) Automotive
7 1 (0.41%) Front Office
7 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Law
7 1 (0.41%) Legal
7 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (39.83%) Spring
2 65 (26.97%) REST
3 60 (24.90%) Node.js
4 52 (21.58%) Web Services
5 36 (14.94%) Spring Boot
6 33 (13.69%) RESTful
7 29 (12.03%) Hibernate
8 27 (11.20%) JSON
9 25 (10.37%) AngularJS
10 24 (9.96%) React
11 18 (7.47%) J2EE
12 16 (6.64%) Java EE
12 16 (6.64%) XML
13 15 (6.22%) HTML
13 15 (6.22%) Spring MVC
14 14 (5.81%) jQuery
15 13 (5.39%) CSS
15 13 (5.39%) JMS
15 13 (5.39%) SOAP
16 12 (4.98%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.22%) Computer Science
1 15 (6.22%) Data Structures
2 14 (5.81%) Fintech
2 14 (5.81%) User Experience
3 13 (5.39%) Algorithms
4 10 (4.15%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.49%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.07%) Clustering
6 5 (2.07%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.66%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.24%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.83%) iSeries
9 2 (0.83%) NHS
9 2 (0.83%) Smart City
9 2 (0.83%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.41%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.41%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.41%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 77 (31.95%) Linux
2 31 (12.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (2.90%) Android
4 6 (2.49%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.24%) Windows
6 2 (0.83%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (97.93%) Software Engineering
2 170 (70.54%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (50.21%) TDD
4 93 (38.59%) Scrum
5 82 (34.02%) Microservices
6 79 (32.78%) Test Automation
7 66 (27.39%) BDD
8 55 (22.82%) Continuous Integration
9 43 (17.84%) Open Source
10 41 (17.01%) Kanban
11 39 (16.18%) OO
12 37 (15.35%) Mentoring
13 32 (13.28%) SDLC
14 31 (12.86%) DevOps
15 30 (12.45%) MVC
16 29 (12.03%) Coaching
16 29 (12.03%) Continuous Delivery
16 29 (12.03%) User Stories
17 24 (9.96%) SFIA
18 20 (8.30%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 241 (100.00%) Java
2 88 (36.51%) SQL
3 83 (34.44%) JavaScript
4 27 (11.20%) Python
5 24 (9.96%) Scala
6 16 (6.64%) C#
7 10 (4.15%) C
7 10 (4.15%) C++
8 9 (3.73%) VB
9 8 (3.32%) XPath
10 6 (2.49%) Go
11 5 (2.07%) Groovy
12 4 (1.66%) Kotlin
12 4 (1.66%) VBA
13 3 (1.24%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.24%) PHP
13 3 (1.24%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.24%) Ruby
13 3 (1.24%) XQuery
14 2 (0.83%) Ada
Qualifications
1 20 (8.30%) Degree
2 16 (6.64%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.98%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.83%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.05%) QA
2 5 (2.07%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.66%) PSD2
4 3 (1.24%) GDPR
4 3 (1.24%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.41%) GCP
System Software
1 40 (16.60%) Docker
2 3 (1.24%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (7.05%) Kubernetes
1 17 (7.05%) Puppet
2 16 (6.64%) Ansible
3 6 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.49%) Terraform
4 2 (0.83%) Grafana
4 2 (0.83%) Graylog
4 2 (0.83%) Rancher
5 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 24 (9.96%) Oracle
2 20 (8.30%) Red Hat
3 13 (5.39%) Microsoft
4 10 (4.15%) Google
5 4 (1.66%) IBM
6 3 (1.24%) MuleSoft
7 2 (0.83%) Sybase
8 1 (0.41%) Apigee
8 1 (0.41%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.41%) HP
8 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.41%) SAP
8 1 (0.41%) Splunk
8 1 (0.41%) VMware
8 1 (0.41%) Xamarin