Period
to 6 June 2020

The median contractor rate for a SC Cleared Java Developer was £520 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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.

Security Check (SC) Clearance Java Developer
UK
6 months to
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 508 764 805
Rank change year-on-year +256 +41 -29
Contract jobs requiring a SC Cleared Java Developer 97 84 89
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.093% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.098% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 54 59
Median daily rate £520 £519 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.24% -1.19% +13.51%
10th Percentile £415 £412 £410
90th Percentile £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.22% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £45.00

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 41,847 85,677 95,254
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.61% 94.53% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,287 56,260 62,351
Median daily rate £473 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £268
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,720 2,773 3,018
Median hourly rate £21.54 £19.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.16% +5.72% -3.86%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% -0.74%

SC Cleared Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured SC Cleared Java Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared Java Developer in the UK

SC Cleared Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared Java Developer.

Daily rate trend for SC Cleared Java Developer in the UK

SC Cleared Java Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SC Cleared Java Developer over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SC Cleared Java Developer in the UK

SC Cleared Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared Java Developer.

Hourly rate trend for SC Cleared Java Developer in the UK

SC Cleared Java Developer
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared Java Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 6 June 2020. 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 +257 94 £520 +4.00% 1
London +193 62 £540 -1.82%
UK excluding London +179 33 £475 - 2
Midlands +71 10 £525 +10.53%
South West +59 10 £475 +5.56%
South East +134 8 £488 -18.75% 1
West Midlands +66 6 £538 +13.16%
Work from Home +11 5 £540 +12.21%
East Midlands +44 4 £423 -15.50%
North East - 3 £450 -
North of England - 3 £450 -
Wales - 2 £425 - 1

SC Cleared Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, SC Cleared Java Developer 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 SC Cleared Java Developer in the job title.

1 97 (100.00%) Java
1 97 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 97 (100.00%) SC Cleared
2 66 (68.04%) Spring
3 59 (60.82%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (44.33%) Maven
4 43 (44.33%) Java 8
5 40 (41.24%) Spring Boot
6 36 (37.11%) Docker
6 36 (37.11%) Apache Camel
7 35 (36.08%) Jenkins
8 34 (35.05%) Scrum
9 30 (30.93%) Kubernetes
10 28 (28.87%) Test Automation
10 28 (28.87%) AWS
11 27 (27.84%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (26.80%) TDD
12 26 (26.80%) Git (software)
13 24 (24.74%) Microservices
14 22 (22.68%) DevOps
15 21 (21.65%) RESTful
15 21 (21.65%) Software Engineering
15 21 (21.65%) SQL
16 20 (20.62%) JUnit
16 20 (20.62%) Web Services
17 18 (18.56%) Migration
17 18 (18.56%) Relational Database
18 17 (17.53%) Functional Programming
18 17 (17.53%) BDD
19 16 (16.49%) REST

SC Cleared 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 14 (14.43%) Camunda
2 12 (12.37%) JBoss
3 11 (11.34%) Tomcat
4 9 (9.28%) Red Hat Fuse
5 5 (5.15%) Apache ServiceMix
5 5 (5.15%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (5.15%) Confluence
5 5 (5.15%) WebSphere
6 4 (4.12%) Apache
7 1 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.03%) IIS
7 1 (1.03%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 28 (28.87%) AWS
2 11 (11.34%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (6.19%) Amazon SQS
3 6 (6.19%) Azure
4 5 (5.15%) Apigee
4 5 (5.15%) Boomi
5 4 (4.12%) OpenShift
6 3 (3.09%) GitHub
7 2 (2.06%) GCP
8 1 (1.03%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.03%) AWS Step Functions
8 1 (1.03%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.03%) HTTP
1 1 (1.03%) Kerberos
1 1 (1.03%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.56%) Relational Database
2 8 (8.25%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (6.19%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (6.19%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.15%) Big Data
5 4 (4.12%) GIS
5 4 (4.12%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.09%) Cloudera CDH
6 3 (3.09%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.09%) MySQL
6 3 (3.09%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.06%) Flink
7 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.06%) SAP HANA
8 1 (1.03%) Amazon Aurora
8 1 (1.03%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 43 (44.33%) Maven
2 35 (36.08%) Jenkins
3 26 (26.80%) Git (software)
4 20 (20.62%) JUnit
5 16 (16.49%) SonarQube
6 13 (13.40%) Mockito
7 12 (12.37%) DbUnit
7 12 (12.37%) jMock
8 6 (6.19%) Cucumber
8 6 (6.19%) GitLab
9 5 (5.15%) JIRA
10 4 (4.12%) Ant
10 4 (4.12%) Artifactory
10 4 (4.12%) Eclipse
10 4 (4.12%) Gradle
11 3 (3.09%) FindBugs
11 3 (3.09%) Log4j
11 3 (3.09%) Mercurial
11 3 (3.09%) Subversion
12 1 (1.03%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (15.46%) Public Sector
2 1 (1.03%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (68.04%) Spring
2 40 (41.24%) Spring Boot
3 36 (37.11%) Apache Camel
4 21 (21.65%) RESTful
5 20 (20.62%) Web Services
6 16 (16.49%) REST
7 15 (15.46%) SOAP
8 14 (14.43%) Kafka
9 13 (13.40%) JSON
10 12 (12.37%) J2EE
10 12 (12.37%) PowerMock
11 10 (10.31%) Hibernate
12 9 (9.28%) JPA
12 9 (9.28%) RabbitMQ
12 9 (9.28%) XML
13 7 (7.22%) AngularJS
13 7 (7.22%) Java EE
14 6 (6.19%) ActiveMQ
14 6 (6.19%) HTML
14 6 (6.19%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.43%) Semantic Web
2 6 (6.19%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.12%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.09%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.03%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.03%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.31%) Linux
2 4 (4.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (3.09%) CentOS
3 3 (3.09%) Debian
3 3 (3.09%) Oracle Linux
3 3 (3.09%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (60.82%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (35.05%) Scrum
3 28 (28.87%) Test Automation
4 27 (27.84%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (26.80%) TDD
6 24 (24.74%) Microservices
7 22 (22.68%) DevOps
8 21 (21.65%) Software Engineering
9 18 (18.56%) Migration
10 17 (17.53%) BDD
10 17 (17.53%) Functional Programming
11 15 (15.46%) Data Migration
11 15 (15.46%) Kanban
12 14 (14.43%) API Integration
12 14 (14.43%) RDF
13 13 (13.40%) Backlog Refinement
13 13 (13.40%) Open Source
14 12 (12.37%) Continuous Delivery
15 7 (7.22%) Problem-Solving
15 7 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (100.00%) Java
2 43 (44.33%) Java 8
3 21 (21.65%) SQL
4 15 (15.46%) JavaScript
5 11 (11.34%) Python
6 3 (3.09%) C++
6 3 (3.09%) Groovy
6 3 (3.09%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.06%) C#
8 1 (1.03%) ES6
8 1 (1.03%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.03%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 97 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 97 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.09%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.03%) Degree
3 1 (1.03%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.03%) WCAG
System Software
1 36 (37.11%) Docker
2 6 (6.19%) Postfix
3 4 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.12%) vSphere
4 2 (2.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 30 (30.93%) Kubernetes
2 6 (6.19%) Ansible
3 2 (2.06%) Terraform
3 2 (2.06%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.03%) Kibana
4 1 (1.03%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 1 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (15.46%) Oracle
2 5 (5.15%) Axway
2 5 (5.15%) Dell
2 5 (5.15%) Fiorano
2 5 (5.15%) ForgeRock
2 5 (5.15%) Jitterbit
2 5 (5.15%) MuleSoft
2 5 (5.15%) NetIQ
2 5 (5.15%) Talend
2 5 (5.15%) TIBCO
2 5 (5.15%) webMethods
3 4 (4.12%) VMware
4 3 (3.09%) Cloudera
5 2 (2.06%) CyberArk
5 2 (2.06%) IBM
5 2 (2.06%) Novell
5 2 (2.06%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.06%) SAP
6 1 (1.03%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.03%) Centrify