The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Java Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Java Developer
Rank 308 364 386
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 399 322 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 0.55% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.58% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 251 185
Median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £29.53 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.53 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51405 55416 53365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.83% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33502 35230 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2066 2092
Median hourly rate £16.58 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.89% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Senior Java Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior Java Developer in the job title.

Senior Java Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Java Developer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Senior Java Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Java Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Java Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Senior Java Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Java Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Senior Java Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Java Developer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Java Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +68 372 £500 -4.53% 150
London +17 226 £530 -3.63% 78
City of London +40 61 £575 -4.16% 24
North West +40 44 £500 +5.26% 14
South East +24 44 £525 +40.00% 17
Manchester +19 32 £500 +5.26% 12
Scotland +8 23 £360 -10.05% 8
Yorkshire +19 19 £500 +33.33% 8
Edinburgh +17 19 £360 -7.09% 4
East of England 0 18 £465 -7.00% 8
Leeds +22 17 £500 +33.33% 5
West Yorkshire +19 17 £500 +33.33% 6
South West +19 14 £430 -0.28% 11
Oxfordshire +7 13 £425 - 3
Cheshire +16 12 £475 +18.75% 1
Chester +10 12 £475 +26.66%
Brighton - 12 £531 -
East Sussex - 12 £531 -
Oxford -4 9 £450 +2.85% 2
Hertfordshire +15 8 £465 - 3
Hampshire - 7 £625 - 2
Watford - 6 £458 - 1
Cambridgeshire +17 5 £438 +7.36% 4
North East -22 5 £500 -13.04% 3
Tyne and Wear -26 5 £500 -13.04% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -33 5 £500 -13.04% 2
Dorset - 5 £430 -
Bedfordshire - 5 £525 -
Luton - 5 £525 -
Croydon - 5 £450 -

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, Senior 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 Senior Java Developer in the job title.

1 920 (100.00%) Java
2 625 (67.93%) Agile Software Development
3 465 (50.54%) Spring
4 451 (49.02%) TDD
5 336 (36.52%) Scrum
6 259 (28.15%) JavaScript
7 256 (27.83%) Finance
8 238 (25.87%) HTML
9 226 (24.57%) BDD
10 207 (22.50%) Pair Programming
11 200 (21.74%) Maven
12 195 (21.20%) Hibernate
13 193 (20.98%) Continuous Integration
14 190 (20.65%) Git (software)
15 186 (20.22%) CSS
16 181 (19.67%) Web Services
17 178 (19.35%) REST
18 173 (18.80%) RESTful
18 173 (18.80%) Scala
19 167 (18.15%) SQL
20 157 (17.07%) JUnit
21 153 (16.63%) Banking
22 151 (16.41%) Oracle
23 149 (16.20%) HTML5
23 149 (16.20%) AngularJS
24 139 (15.11%) OO
25 127 (13.80%) XML
26 124 (13.48%) Kanban
27 116 (12.61%) Open Source
28 113 (12.28%) Linux

Senior 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 96 (10.43%) Tomcat
2 51 (5.54%) JBoss
3 33 (3.59%) WebSphere
4 25 (2.72%) Apache Spark
5 24 (2.61%) Jetty
6 20 (2.17%) Apache
7 15 (1.63%) Cloud Foundry
7 15 (1.63%) Mule
8 14 (1.52%) Oracle Coherence
9 13 (1.41%) Mule ESB
10 11 (1.20%) Confluence
10 11 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (1.20%) nginx
10 11 (1.20%) WebLogic
10 11 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
11 9 (0.98%) Apache TomEE
12 7 (0.76%) GlassFish
13 5 (0.54%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.43%) CMS
15 3 (0.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 15 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.11%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.11%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.11%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 85 (9.24%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (7.28%) GitHub
3 19 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.98%) Google Analytics
6 8 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 7 (0.76%) Bluemix
7 7 (0.76%) IBM Cloud
8 6 (0.65%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.43%) PaaS
11 3 (0.33%) Boomi
12 2 (0.22%) SaaS
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.11%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.11%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.83%) HTTP
2 6 (0.65%) SSL
3 5 (0.54%) Internet
3 5 (0.54%) SSH
4 3 (0.33%) AMQP
4 3 (0.33%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.22%) SNMP
5 2 (0.22%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.11%) Broadband
6 1 (0.11%) FTP
6 1 (0.11%) MQTT
6 1 (0.11%) Network Security
6 1 (0.11%) RTSP
6 1 (0.11%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (10.87%) NoSQL
2 84 (9.13%) MySQL
3 83 (9.02%) MongoDB
4 63 (6.85%) Relational Database
5 56 (6.09%) Hadoop
6 41 (4.46%) Big Data
7 39 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
8 36 (3.91%) Apache Cassandra
9 34 (3.70%) Oracle Database
10 25 (2.72%) SQL Server
11 20 (2.17%) Neo4j
12 19 (2.07%) Apache Hive
12 19 (2.07%) Hazelcast
13 16 (1.74%) RDBMS
14 11 (1.20%) DB2
14 11 (1.20%) Impala
15 10 (1.09%) HBase
16 9 (0.98%) Redis
17 7 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
18 5 (0.54%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 200 (21.74%) Maven
2 190 (20.65%) Git (software)
3 157 (17.07%) JUnit
4 109 (11.85%) Jenkins
5 89 (9.67%) Eclipse
6 79 (8.59%) Subversion
7 75 (8.15%) JIRA
8 74 (8.04%) Mockito
9 56 (6.09%) Cucumber
10 45 (4.89%) IntelliJ
11 44 (4.78%) Mercurial
12 42 (4.57%) Selenium
13 41 (4.46%) Ant
14 38 (4.13%) Gradle
15 23 (2.50%) TeamCity
16 16 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 16 (1.74%) Hudson
17 13 (1.41%) Hamcrest
18 12 (1.30%) JBehave
19 11 (1.20%) TestNG
General
1 256 (27.83%) Finance
2 153 (16.63%) Banking
3 49 (5.33%) Retail
4 45 (4.89%) Investment Banking
5 43 (4.67%) Front Office
6 27 (2.93%) Marketing
7 20 (2.17%) Telecoms
8 17 (1.85%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.63%) Electronics
10 7 (0.76%) Advertising
11 6 (0.65%) Games
12 5 (0.54%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.33%) Back Office
13 3 (0.33%) Law
13 3 (0.33%) Legal
14 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.11%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.11%) Interactive Media
15 1 (0.11%) Publishing
15 1 (0.11%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 465 (50.54%) Spring
2 238 (25.87%) HTML
3 195 (21.20%) Hibernate
4 186 (20.22%) CSS
5 181 (19.67%) Web Services
6 178 (19.35%) REST
7 173 (18.80%) RESTful
8 149 (16.20%) AngularJS
8 149 (16.20%) HTML5
9 127 (13.80%) XML
10 110 (11.96%) J2EE
11 108 (11.74%) SOAP
12 107 (11.63%) CSS3
13 93 (10.11%) JSON
14 80 (8.70%) jQuery
15 79 (8.59%) Node.js
16 62 (6.74%) Java EE
17 61 (6.63%) JPA
18 54 (5.87%) JDBC
19 52 (5.65%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 67 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (5.65%) Derivative
2 52 (5.65%) Enterprise Software
3 31 (3.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 17 (1.85%) Mathematics
4 17 (1.85%) User Experience
5 15 (1.63%) Computer Science
6 14 (1.52%) Fixed Income
7 13 (1.41%) Algorithms
8 12 (1.30%) N-Tier
9 11 (1.20%) Virtual Team
10 10 (1.09%) Credit Derivative
10 10 (1.09%) Equities
10 10 (1.09%) Fintech
10 10 (1.09%) Social Media
11 7 (0.76%) Data Structures
11 7 (0.76%) iPad
11 7 (0.76%) Market Risk
12 5 (0.54%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.54%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 113 (12.28%) Linux
2 68 (7.39%) Unix
3 13 (1.41%) Windows
4 6 (0.65%) Android
4 6 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (0.54%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.43%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.33%) Solaris
8 2 (0.22%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 625 (67.93%) Agile Software Development
2 451 (49.02%) TDD
3 336 (36.52%) Scrum
4 226 (24.57%) BDD
5 207 (22.50%) Pair Programming
6 193 (20.98%) Continuous Integration
7 139 (15.11%) OO
8 124 (13.48%) Kanban
9 116 (12.61%) Open Source
10 110 (11.96%) Microservices
11 100 (10.87%) OOP
12 92 (10.00%) E-Commerce
13 88 (9.57%) SOA
14 77 (8.37%) Multithreading
15 74 (8.04%) Mentoring
16 71 (7.72%) MVC
17 70 (7.61%) Software Engineering
18 49 (5.33%) Low Latency
18 49 (5.33%) Software Delivery
19 44 (4.78%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 920 (100.00%) Java
2 259 (28.15%) JavaScript
3 173 (18.80%) Scala
4 167 (18.15%) SQL
5 82 (8.91%) Groovy
6 75 (8.15%) Clojure
7 68 (7.39%) Python
8 38 (4.13%) PL/SQL
9 35 (3.80%) Ruby
10 29 (3.15%) C#
11 18 (1.96%) Haskell
11 18 (1.96%) Jython
11 18 (1.96%) Perl
12 11 (1.20%) C++
12 11 (1.20%) Shell Script
13 10 (1.09%) AspectJ
14 9 (0.98%) CoffeeScript
15 8 (0.87%) XPath
16 7 (0.76%) C
17 6 (0.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (3.70%) Degree
2 32 (3.48%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.41%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.22%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.22%) PhD
5 2 (0.22%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.11%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.83%) QA
2 8 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.43%) FATCA
3 4 (0.43%) SDET
4 2 (0.22%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 44 (4.78%) Virtual Machines
2 35 (3.80%) Docker
3 3 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.33%) HDFS
3 3 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.33%) vSphere
4 2 (0.22%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.22%) GeoWebCache
4 2 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.11%) iptables
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 40 (4.35%) Puppet
2 8 (0.87%) Ansible
3 4 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.33%) Packer
5 2 (0.22%) Control-M
5 2 (0.22%) Oozie
6 1 (0.11%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.11%) Graphite
6 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.11%) Nagios
Vendors
1 151 (16.41%) Oracle
2 17 (1.85%) SAP
3 15 (1.63%) MuleSoft
4 14 (1.52%) IBM
4 14 (1.52%) Sybase
4 14 (1.52%) VMware
5 13 (1.41%) Google
6 10 (1.09%) Murex
7 9 (0.98%) Bloomberg
7 9 (0.98%) Calypso
7 9 (0.98%) CyberSource
7 9 (0.98%) ION Trading
8 7 (0.76%) TIBCO
9 6 (0.65%) Solace
10 5 (0.54%) Facebook
11 4 (0.43%) ForgeRock
11 4 (0.43%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.43%) Siebel
12 3 (0.33%) Charles River
12 3 (0.33%) Dell
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