Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Java Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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.

Lead Java Developer
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 761 765 802
Rank change year-on-year +4 +37 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Java Developer 128 121 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 83 55
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +22.22% -
10th Percentile £419 £410 £368
90th Percentile £638 £638 £670
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £420
% change year-on-year -10.00% +19.05% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Lead Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Lead Java Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Java Developer in the UK

Lead Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Lead Java Developer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Java Developer in the UK

Lead Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Java Developer over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Java Developer in the UK

Lead Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Java Developer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Java Developer in the UK

Lead Java Developer
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Java Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +32 107 £525 -4.55% 15
London -22 70 £530 -3.64% 6
UK excluding London +56 57 £450 -10.00% 10
Scotland - 20 £400 - 1
South East +19 16 £575 +9.52% 1
North of England +64 10 £440 -12.00% 4
Yorkshire +25 9 £440 -21.78% 1
Midlands +31 7 £500 -13.04% 3
East Midlands - 7 £500 -
South West - 4 £625 -
North West +25 1 £425 -15.00% 3

Lead Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Lead Java Developer 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 Lead Java Developer in the job title.

1 128 (100.00%) Java
2 87 (67.97%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (49.22%) Spring
4 57 (44.53%) TDD
5 40 (31.25%) Hibernate
6 38 (29.69%) Microservices
7 35 (27.34%) Git (software)
7 35 (27.34%) Maven
8 26 (20.31%) Scrum
8 26 (20.31%) Tomcat
9 25 (19.53%) JUnit
9 25 (19.53%) Docker
10 24 (18.75%) REST
10 24 (18.75%) Jenkins
10 24 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
10 24 (18.75%) JMS
11 23 (17.97%) JBoss
11 23 (17.97%) BDD
11 23 (17.97%) RESTful
11 23 (17.97%) Spring Boot
12 21 (16.41%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (16.41%) Mockito
13 19 (14.84%) JavaScript
14 18 (14.06%) JIRA
14 18 (14.06%) Jetty
14 18 (14.06%) Greenfield Project
15 17 (13.28%) Puppet
15 17 (13.28%) MongoDB
16 16 (12.50%) Java EE
16 16 (12.50%) Banking

Lead Java Developer 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 26 (20.31%) Tomcat
2 23 (17.97%) JBoss
3 18 (14.06%) Jetty
4 9 (7.03%) Apache
4 9 (7.03%) Confluence
5 8 (6.25%) WildFly
6 6 (4.69%) Apache Solr
6 6 (4.69%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (4.69%) GemFire
7 4 (3.13%) WebLogic
8 3 (2.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.56%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.56%) CMS
10 1 (0.78%) Mule
10 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) ION MarketView
1 2 (1.56%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 24 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (8.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.56%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.56%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (1.56%) Serverless
4 1 (0.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.69%) Internet
2 4 (3.13%) HTTP
3 1 (0.78%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (0.78%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.28%) MongoDB
2 14 (10.94%) NoSQL
3 10 (7.81%) Relational Database
4 8 (6.25%) Hadoop
4 8 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 8 (6.25%) RDBMS
5 7 (5.47%) MySQL
6 6 (4.69%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (3.91%) Big Data
8 3 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.56%) HBase
9 2 (1.56%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.78%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.78%) Qlik Sense
10 1 (0.78%) QlikView
10 1 (0.78%) Redis
10 1 (0.78%) Riak
Development Applications
1 35 (27.34%) Git (software)
1 35 (27.34%) Maven
2 25 (19.53%) JUnit
3 24 (18.75%) Jenkins
4 21 (16.41%) Mockito
5 18 (14.06%) JIRA
6 14 (10.94%) Vagrant
7 11 (8.59%) Subversion
8 10 (7.81%) Cucumber
8 10 (7.81%) Selenium
8 10 (7.81%) SonarQube
9 8 (6.25%) Checkstyle
9 8 (6.25%) Eclipse
9 8 (6.25%) Liquibase
10 7 (5.47%) Hudson
11 6 (4.69%) Ant
12 5 (3.91%) TeamCity
13 4 (3.13%) IntelliJ
14 3 (2.34%) SoapUI
15 2 (1.56%) Gradle
General
1 16 (12.50%) Banking
1 16 (12.50%) Finance
2 8 (6.25%) Retail
3 6 (4.69%) Front Office
4 3 (2.34%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Law
5 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.78%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (49.22%) Spring
2 40 (31.25%) Hibernate
3 24 (18.75%) JMS
3 24 (18.75%) REST
4 23 (17.97%) RESTful
4 23 (17.97%) Spring Boot
5 16 (12.50%) HTML
5 16 (12.50%) J2EE
5 16 (12.50%) Java EE
5 16 (12.50%) Web Services
6 14 (10.94%) AngularJS
7 13 (10.16%) SOAP
8 12 (9.38%) JPA
9 10 (7.81%) CSS
9 10 (7.81%) Drools
9 10 (7.81%) jQuery
10 9 (7.03%) XML
11 8 (6.25%) HTML5
11 8 (6.25%) JAX-RS
11 8 (6.25%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.06%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (7.03%) Linux Command Line
3 8 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.34%) User Experience
5 2 (1.56%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.78%) Derivative
6 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.78%) Fintech
6 1 (0.78%) iPad
6 1 (0.78%) IVR
6 1 (0.78%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.78%) STB
6 1 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.94%) Unix
2 13 (10.16%) Linux
3 8 (6.25%) VMS
4 3 (2.34%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (67.97%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (44.53%) TDD
3 38 (29.69%) Microservices
4 26 (20.31%) Scrum
5 23 (17.97%) BDD
6 21 (16.41%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (10.94%) DevOps
7 14 (10.94%) E-Commerce
7 14 (10.94%) MVC
7 14 (10.94%) Test Automation
8 13 (10.16%) OO
9 12 (9.38%) Multithreading
10 11 (8.59%) SOA
11 10 (7.81%) Domain-Driven Design
12 9 (7.03%) Dependency Injection
12 9 (7.03%) Front End Development
12 9 (7.03%) Low Latency
12 9 (7.03%) Mentoring
13 8 (6.25%) CQRS
13 8 (6.25%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 128 (100.00%) Java
2 19 (14.84%) JavaScript
3 13 (10.16%) C#
4 12 (9.38%) SQL
5 8 (6.25%) JPQL
6 4 (3.13%) PL/SQL
6 4 (3.13%) Scala
7 3 (2.34%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.56%) Apex Code
8 2 (1.56%) Groovy
8 2 (1.56%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.78%) Korn
9 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.78%) Python
9 1 (0.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (7.03%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.56%) Degree
3 2 (1.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.91%) QA
System Software
1 25 (19.53%) Docker
2 2 (1.56%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 17 (13.28%) Puppet
2 13 (10.16%) Ansible
3 11 (8.59%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (4.69%) Cobbler
5 4 (3.13%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (10.16%) Oracle
2 2 (1.56%) ION Trading
2 2 (1.56%) MuleSoft
2 2 (1.56%) New Relic
2 2 (1.56%) Red Hat
2 2 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (0.78%) ForgeRock
3 1 (0.78%) IBM
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.78%) Solace