The median contractor rate for a Lead Java Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Java Developer
UK
Rank 577 592 575
Rank change year-on-year +15 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Java Developer 32 49 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.072% 0.092% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.097% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 39 38
Median daily rate £500 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £445 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £655 £686
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -18.85% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
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 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £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%  

Lead Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Lead Java Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lead Java Developer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Java Developer in the UK

Lead Java Developer
Top 21 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 3 months to 26 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 +19 29 £513 -14.58% 25
London +9 21 £594 -5.00% 11
City of London +2 6 £488 -22.00% 2
South East +26 4 £308 -27.64% 3
Berkshire +29 3 £290 -35.55% 1
Newbury - 3 £290 -
Edinburgh - 2 £342 - 1
Scotland - 2 £342 - 3
Docklands, London - 2 £619 -
South West - 2 £378 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 1 £450 -
North East -12 1 £450 -
Tyne and Wear -13 1 £450 -
Manchester - 1 - - 3
Kent - 1 £525 -
Wiltshire - 1 £355 -
Bristol - 1 £400 - 1
Faversham - 1 £525 -
Swindon - 1 £355 -
Stockport - 1 - - 1
North West - 1 - - 4

Lead Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 70 (100.00%) Java
2 38 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (38.57%) Spring
4 26 (37.14%) TDD
5 25 (35.71%) Finance
5 25 (35.71%) JavaScript
6 22 (31.43%) Banking
7 20 (28.57%) SQL
7 20 (28.57%) HTML
8 19 (27.14%) XML
8 19 (27.14%) Hibernate
9 18 (25.71%) Software Engineering
9 18 (25.71%) Git (software)
10 16 (22.86%) CSS
10 16 (22.86%) Oracle
11 15 (21.43%) SOAP
11 15 (21.43%) REST
12 14 (20.00%) Open Source
13 13 (18.57%) Linux
13 13 (18.57%) J2EE
14 12 (17.14%) Web Services
14 12 (17.14%) Middleware
14 12 (17.14%) SOA
14 12 (17.14%) Scrum
14 12 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (17.14%) Multithreading
14 12 (17.14%) SDLC
15 11 (15.71%) MVC
15 11 (15.71%) Investment Banking
15 11 (15.71%) JMS

Lead Java Developer 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 7 (10.00%) Apache
1 7 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (8.57%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.29%) Apache Spark
3 3 (4.29%) Confluence
3 3 (4.29%) JBoss
3 3 (4.29%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.86%) Mule
4 2 (2.86%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (1.43%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) GitHub
2 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.43%) Google App Engine
3 1 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) HTTP
1 4 (5.71%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.57%) NoSQL
2 5 (7.14%) Big Data
2 5 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.29%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.86%) Hazelcast
4 2 (2.86%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.86%) QlikView
5 1 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.43%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.43%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.43%) HBase
5 1 (1.43%) KDB
5 1 (1.43%) MySQL
5 1 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.43%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 18 (25.71%) Git (software)
2 10 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 10 (14.29%) JIRA
2 10 (14.29%) Maven
3 9 (12.86%) JUnit
4 8 (11.43%) Mockito
5 5 (7.14%) jMock
5 5 (7.14%) TeamCity
6 4 (5.71%) Eclipse
6 4 (5.71%) Subversion
7 3 (4.29%) Bitbucket
7 3 (4.29%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.86%) Ant
8 2 (2.86%) Gradle
8 2 (2.86%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.43%) Hudson
9 1 (1.43%) JBehave
9 1 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 25 (35.71%) Finance
2 22 (31.43%) Banking
3 11 (15.71%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.71%) Retail
5 3 (4.29%) Marketing
6 2 (2.86%) Automotive
7 1 (1.43%) Advertising
7 1 (1.43%) Electronics
7 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.43%) Front Office
7 1 (1.43%) Games
7 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.43%) Publishing
7 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (38.57%) Spring
2 20 (28.57%) HTML
3 19 (27.14%) Hibernate
3 19 (27.14%) XML
4 16 (22.86%) CSS
5 15 (21.43%) REST
5 15 (21.43%) SOAP
6 13 (18.57%) J2EE
7 12 (17.14%) Middleware
7 12 (17.14%) Web Services
8 11 (15.71%) JMS
9 9 (12.86%) AngularJS
10 8 (11.43%) HTML5
10 8 (11.43%) Java EE
11 7 (10.00%) Apache Camel
11 7 (10.00%) RESTful
11 7 (10.00%) Spring MVC
12 6 (8.57%) J2SE
13 5 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
13 5 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
1 7 (10.00%) Fixed Income
2 5 (7.14%) Algorithms
3 3 (4.29%) Derivative
3 3 (4.29%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.86%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.86%) iPad
4 2 (2.86%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.43%) BBC
5 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.43%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.43%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (1.43%) User Experience
5 1 (1.43%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.57%) Linux
2 3 (4.29%) Unix
3 1 (1.43%) Android
3 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (37.14%) TDD
3 18 (25.71%) Software Engineering
4 14 (20.00%) Open Source
5 12 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (17.14%) Multithreading
5 12 (17.14%) Scrum
5 12 (17.14%) SDLC
5 12 (17.14%) SOA
6 11 (15.71%) MVC
7 10 (14.29%) BDD
7 10 (14.29%) Workflow
8 8 (11.43%) DevOps
8 8 (11.43%) Mentoring
8 8 (11.43%) Microservices
8 8 (11.43%) OO
8 8 (11.43%) Pair Programming
9 7 (10.00%) Migration
9 7 (10.00%) UML
10 6 (8.57%) Economics
Programming Languages
1 70 (100.00%) Java
2 25 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 20 (28.57%) SQL
4 6 (8.57%) Groovy
4 6 (8.57%) Scala
5 4 (5.71%) Apex Code
5 4 (5.71%) SOQL
5 4 (5.71%) SOSL
6 3 (4.29%) Python
6 3 (4.29%) Ruby
7 2 (2.86%) C#
8 1 (1.43%) C++
8 1 (1.43%) Clojure
8 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.43%) XPath
8 1 (1.43%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (2.86%) Degree
1 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) PA-DSS
1 4 (5.71%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) Docker
2 1 (1.43%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.43%) Varnish
2 1 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) MOM
2 2 (2.86%) Ansible
2 2 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.86%) Puppet
3 1 (1.43%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.43%) Oozie
3 1 (1.43%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 16 (22.86%) Oracle
2 5 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (4.29%) MuleSoft
4 2 (2.86%) Cloudera
4 2 (2.86%) Google
4 2 (2.86%) Informatica
4 2 (2.86%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.86%) Tableau
4 2 (2.86%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.43%) hybris
5 1 (1.43%) IBM
5 1 (1.43%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.43%) SAP
5 1 (1.43%) VMware
City of London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Good market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 11 days ago