Period
to 9 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 9 December 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 Developer
UK > Wales
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 29 12
Rank change year-on-year -3 -17 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 104 75 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.01% 6.26% 10.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.18% 6.47% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 52 106
Wales median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26% +26.67%
10th Percentile £363 £255 £338
90th Percentile £575 £575 £581
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Wales median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.15 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.36% +9.73% -12.28%

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 1,684 1,159 1,379
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.34% 96.66% 97.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,145 778 936
Wales median daily rate £420 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £269 £157 £200
90th Percentile £588 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 59 88
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £10.39 £10.25 £10.48
90th Percentile £38.85 £40.11 £72.25
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 9 December 2018.

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 9 December 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
South Wales +9 70 £450 +12.50% 17
West Wales +4 29 £500 -2.44% 1
North Wales 0 1 £388 -13.89% 3
Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, 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 across the Wales region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 103 (99.04%) Java
2 59 (56.73%) Spring
3 43 (41.35%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (40.38%) SQL
5 39 (37.50%) Spring Boot
6 36 (34.62%) Maven
7 34 (32.69%) Microservices
8 33 (31.73%) Git (software)
8 33 (31.73%) Hibernate
9 30 (28.85%) Java 8
10 29 (27.88%) JavaScript
10 29 (27.88%) SOAP
10 29 (27.88%) Security Cleared
11 27 (25.96%) J2EE
11 27 (25.96%) SC Cleared
12 26 (25.00%) HTML
12 26 (25.00%) XML
13 24 (23.08%) JUnit
13 24 (23.08%) MongoDB
14 23 (22.12%) EJB
15 22 (21.15%) Oracle
15 22 (21.15%) Web Services
15 22 (21.15%) AngularJS
16 20 (19.23%) Dropwizard
16 20 (19.23%) JSP
16 20 (19.23%) Python
17 19 (18.27%) SQL Server
17 19 (18.27%) Docker
18 18 (17.31%) JDBC
18 18 (17.31%) Struts

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 18 (17.31%) WebSphere
2 17 (16.35%) WebLogic
3 10 (9.62%) Confluence
3 10 (9.62%) WebSphere Application Server
4 9 (8.65%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.88%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (2.88%) JBoss
5 3 (2.88%) nginx
6 2 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.92%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.96%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.96%) Gunicorn
7 1 (0.96%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (7.69%) GitHub
4 3 (2.88%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.88%) PaaS
4 3 (2.88%) Slack
4 3 (2.88%) Trello
5 2 (1.92%) IaaS
5 2 (1.92%) Serverless
6 1 (0.96%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.88%) AMQP
2 1 (0.96%) Internet
2 1 (0.96%) Intranet
2 1 (0.96%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (23.08%) MongoDB
2 19 (18.27%) SQL Server
3 11 (10.58%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.85%) Redis
5 4 (3.85%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.92%) Event Store
7 2 (1.92%) MySQL
8 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.96%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 36 (34.62%) Maven
2 33 (31.73%) Git (software)
3 24 (23.08%) JUnit
4 15 (14.42%) Jenkins
4 15 (14.42%) WebLogic Workshop
5 10 (9.62%) Artifactory
5 10 (9.62%) JIRA
6 8 (7.69%) Gradle
7 7 (6.73%) TestNG
8 6 (5.77%) Ant
8 6 (5.77%) Fiddler
8 6 (5.77%) SoapUI
9 5 (4.81%) Eclipse
10 4 (3.85%) Cucumber
10 4 (3.85%) Liquibase
11 3 (2.88%) Selenium
11 3 (2.88%) Subversion
12 2 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (1.92%) Flyway
13 1 (0.96%) Hudson
General
1 9 (8.65%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.81%) Finance
3 4 (3.85%) Banking
4 1 (0.96%) Electronics
4 1 (0.96%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.96%) Marketing
4 1 (0.96%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (56.73%) Spring
2 39 (37.50%) Spring Boot
3 33 (31.73%) Hibernate
4 29 (27.88%) SOAP
5 27 (25.96%) J2EE
6 26 (25.00%) HTML
6 26 (25.00%) XML
7 23 (22.12%) EJB
8 22 (21.15%) AngularJS
8 22 (21.15%) Web Services
9 20 (19.23%) Dropwizard
9 20 (19.23%) JSP
10 18 (17.31%) JDBC
10 18 (17.31%) Struts
11 17 (16.35%) REST
11 17 (16.35%) WSDL
12 16 (15.38%) Play Framework
13 12 (11.54%) CSS
13 12 (11.54%) JSF
14 11 (10.58%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.69%) Digital Media
2 4 (3.85%) Driving Licence
2 4 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.96%) Media Streaming
4 1 (0.96%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (41.35%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (32.69%) Microservices
3 15 (14.42%) Test Automation
3 15 (14.42%) Unit Testing
4 11 (10.58%) Scrum
5 8 (7.69%) Continuous Deployment
5 8 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (6.73%) SDLC
7 6 (5.77%) Migration
8 5 (4.81%) Kanban
8 5 (4.81%) OO
8 5 (4.81%) Open Source
8 5 (4.81%) Service Management
8 5 (4.81%) Web Application Development
9 4 (3.85%) MVC
9 4 (3.85%) TDD
10 3 (2.88%) Domain-Driven Design
10 3 (2.88%) Software Architecture
10 3 (2.88%) Software Engineering
10 3 (2.88%) UML
Programming Languages
1 103 (99.04%) Java
2 42 (40.38%) SQL
3 30 (28.85%) Java 8
4 29 (27.88%) JavaScript
5 20 (19.23%) Python
6 17 (16.35%) Scala
7 11 (10.58%) Groovy
8 4 (3.85%) Ruby
9 1 (0.96%) C#
9 1 (0.96%) C++
9 1 (0.96%) ES6
9 1 (0.96%) Java 9
9 1 (0.96%) PHP
9 1 (0.96%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 29 (27.88%) Security Cleared
2 27 (25.96%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.81%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.96%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 19 (18.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (9.62%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (4.81%) Ansible
3 4 (3.85%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.96%) Puppet
4 1 (0.96%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (21.15%) Oracle
2 6 (5.77%) IBM
3 3 (2.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.96%) Dell
4 1 (0.96%) Google
4 1 (0.96%) Jitterbit
4 1 (0.96%) MuleSoft
4 1 (0.96%) SAP
4 1 (0.96%) SnapLogic
4 1 (0.96%) TIBCO