Period
to 11 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 11 December 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 Developer
UK > Wales
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 12 25
Rank change year-on-year -17 +13 0
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 76 153 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.22% 10.87% 8.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.45% 11.14% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 106 101
Wales median daily rate £450 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +26.67% -1.96%
10th Percentile £260 £338 £210
90th Percentile £575 £581 £460
UK median daily rate £500 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Wales median hourly rate - - £58.50
UK median hourly rate £41.15 £37.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year +9.73% -12.28% +22.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Contract vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1179 1373 1504
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.48% 97.58% 96.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 933 1076
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £155 £200 £213
90th Percentile £550 £550 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 87 83
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% -1.75%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.48 £9.25
90th Percentile £39.75 £73.00 £35.55
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in Wales

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Developer in Wales

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in Wales over the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Developer in Wales

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Developer in Wales

Java Developer
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer within the Wales region over the 6 months to 11 December 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
West Wales -2 32 £513 +7.89% 1
South Wales -30 32 £400 -13.04% 7
North Wales -6 3 £450 +10.77% 1
Java Developer
UK

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, 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 across the Wales region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 76 (100.00%) Java
2 43 (56.58%) Web Services
3 42 (55.26%) JavaScript
3 42 (55.26%) SQL
4 40 (52.63%) Amazon AWS
5 38 (50.00%) HTML
6 37 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (47.37%) Dropwizard
8 33 (43.42%) RESTful
9 32 (42.11%) Git (software)
9 32 (42.11%) Open Source
10 31 (40.79%) CSS
11 29 (38.16%) NoSQL
11 29 (38.16%) Node.js
12 28 (36.84%) PaaS
13 27 (35.53%) Python
14 26 (34.21%) CQRS
14 26 (34.21%) Serverless
15 25 (32.89%) Security Cleared
16 24 (31.58%) Spring
17 23 (30.26%) Relational Database
18 21 (27.63%) MongoDB
19 20 (26.32%) SC Cleared
20 18 (23.68%) Linux
21 17 (22.37%) BPSS Clearance
22 13 (17.11%) Microservices
22 13 (17.11%) Unix
23 12 (15.79%) Mac OS X
23 12 (15.79%) Configuration Management
23 12 (15.79%) Hibernate

Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 4 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.95%) Apache Solr
2 3 (3.95%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.95%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.32%) Apache
3 1 (1.32%) GlassFish
3 1 (1.32%) JBoss
3 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 40 (52.63%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (36.84%) PaaS
3 26 (34.21%) Serverless
4 5 (6.58%) Google Analytics
5 4 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (3.95%) Amazon S3
7 2 (2.63%) BrowserStack
7 2 (2.63%) npm
8 1 (1.32%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.47%) HTTP
2 3 (3.95%) AMQP
3 1 (1.32%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (38.16%) NoSQL
2 23 (30.26%) Relational Database
3 21 (27.63%) MongoDB
4 7 (9.21%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (6.58%) Event Store
5 5 (6.58%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.95%) Neo4j
6 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.32%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 32 (42.11%) Git (software)
2 11 (14.47%) Jenkins
3 10 (13.16%) Cucumber
4 7 (9.21%) JUnit
5 4 (5.26%) Ant
5 4 (5.26%) IntelliJ
5 4 (5.26%) Maven
6 3 (3.95%) Eclipse
6 3 (3.95%) JIRA
6 3 (3.95%) Mockito
6 3 (3.95%) Subversion
7 2 (2.63%) Gradle
7 2 (2.63%) Grunt
7 2 (2.63%) gulp
7 2 (2.63%) JBehave
7 2 (2.63%) JProfiler
7 2 (2.63%) Selenium
7 2 (2.63%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.32%) Eclipse RCP
8 1 (1.32%) Hudson
General
1 8 (10.53%) Finance
1 8 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.26%) Electronics
2 4 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.26%) Marketing
3 3 (3.95%) Legal
4 1 (1.32%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (56.58%) Web Services
2 38 (50.00%) HTML
3 36 (47.37%) Dropwizard
4 33 (43.42%) RESTful
5 31 (40.79%) CSS
6 29 (38.16%) Node.js
7 24 (31.58%) Spring
8 12 (15.79%) Hibernate
9 11 (14.47%) REST
9 11 (14.47%) Spring Boot
10 10 (13.16%) XML
11 9 (11.84%) JSON
11 9 (11.84%) Play Framework
12 8 (10.53%) Kafka
13 7 (9.21%) J2EE
14 5 (6.58%) JPA
14 5 (6.58%) jQuery
15 4 (5.26%) AngularJS
16 3 (3.95%) JAX-RS
16 3 (3.95%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.32%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.32%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 18 (23.68%) Linux
2 13 (17.11%) Unix
3 12 (15.79%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.63%) Windows
5 1 (1.32%) Amazon Linux
5 1 (1.32%) CentOS
5 1 (1.32%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (42.11%) Open Source
3 26 (34.21%) CQRS
4 13 (17.11%) Microservices
5 12 (15.79%) Configuration Management
5 12 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (11.84%) Software Delivery
7 7 (9.21%) Software Engineering
7 7 (9.21%) Test Automation
8 6 (7.89%) TDD
9 5 (6.58%) Analytics
9 5 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (6.58%) RAD
9 5 (6.58%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (6.58%) Unit Testing
10 4 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
10 4 (5.26%) Domain-Driven Design
10 4 (5.26%) Migration
10 4 (5.26%) Programme Management
10 4 (5.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 76 (100.00%) Java
2 42 (55.26%) JavaScript
2 42 (55.26%) SQL
3 27 (35.53%) Python
4 12 (15.79%) Go
5 10 (13.16%) Perl
6 8 (10.53%) Scala
7 3 (3.95%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.95%) XPath
8 1 (1.32%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (32.89%) Security Cleared
2 20 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 17 (22.37%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.63%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.84%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.26%) Docker
2 1 (1.32%) KVM
Systems Management
1 10 (13.16%) Ansible
2 4 (5.26%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (6.58%) Google
1 5 (6.58%) Oracle
2 4 (5.26%) SAP
3 2 (2.63%) IBM
3 2 (2.63%) Perforce
4 1 (1.32%) Guidewire