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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Java Developer
Rank 298 372 415
Rank change year-on-year
+74 +43
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 424 299 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.79% 0.52% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.55% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 230 164
Median daily rate £500 £498 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.50% +4.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £375 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 -

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
51031 54127 51833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.79% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33206 34317 31392
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1549 2019 2086
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +89 393 £500 - 151
London +54 238 £533 -3.18% 86
City of London +49 68 £550 -4.34% 26
South East +34 52 £525 +38.15% 12
North West +38 45 £500 +5.26% 23
Manchester +23 29 £500 +5.26% 17
Scotland -2 29 £375 -6.30% 5
Yorkshire +26 28 £475 +15.15% 7
West Yorkshire +24 26 £500 +21.21% 4
Leeds +26 24 £500 +21.21% 4
Edinburgh +11 23 £365 -5.80% 3
Cheshire +14 16 £475 +5.55% 3
Chester +7 15 £475 +5.55%
South West -3 14 £430 +4.24% 12
Oxfordshire +5 9 £463 +1.09% 2
Surrey -7 9 £525 +16.66% 3
East Sussex - 9 £538 - 1
Croydon - 9 £444 - 1
Brighton - 9 £538 - 1
East of England -6 8 £445 -11.00% 6
Kent +18 7 £400 +14.28% 1
Camberley - 7 £525 -
Oxford -4 6 £463 - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 6 - - 1
Glasgow -6 5 £425 +13.33% 2
North East -34 5 £500 -18.69%
Newcastle upon Tyne -38 5 £500 -18.69%
Tyne and Wear -39 5 £500 -18.69%
Dorset - 5 £430 -
Buckinghamshire +19 4 £350 - 1

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 963 (100.00%) Java
2 636 (66.04%) Agile Software Development
3 485 (50.36%) Spring
4 462 (47.98%) TDD
5 328 (34.06%) Scrum
6 286 (29.70%) JavaScript
7 277 (28.76%) Finance
8 270 (28.04%) HTML
9 231 (23.99%) BDD
10 214 (22.22%) Maven
11 208 (21.60%) REST
12 207 (21.50%) Hibernate
13 205 (21.29%) Pair Programming
13 205 (21.29%) Git (software)
14 198 (20.56%) CSS
15 188 (19.52%) Web Services
16 184 (19.11%) Continuous Integration
17 181 (18.80%) SQL
18 179 (18.59%) Oracle
19 170 (17.65%) RESTful
20 169 (17.55%) Banking
21 163 (16.93%) JUnit
22 161 (16.72%) Scala
23 151 (15.68%) HTML5
23 151 (15.68%) AngularJS
24 150 (15.58%) OO
25 141 (14.64%) XML
26 136 (14.12%) Linux
27 131 (13.60%) J2EE
28 129 (13.40%) Kanban

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
1 112 (11.63%) Tomcat
2 54 (5.61%) JBoss
3 30 (3.12%) WebSphere
4 27 (2.80%) Apache
5 26 (2.70%) Jetty
6 19 (1.97%) Mule
7 18 (1.87%) Apache Spark
8 16 (1.66%) Apache TomEE
8 16 (1.66%) WebLogic
9 14 (1.45%) Cloud Foundry
9 14 (1.45%) Oracle Coherence
10 13 (1.35%) Confluence
11 12 (1.25%) Mule ESB
11 12 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
12 11 (1.14%) nginx
13 10 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (0.83%) GlassFish
15 6 (0.62%) IBM HTTP Server
16 4 (0.42%) Apache Solr
16 4 (0.42%) CMS
Business Applications
1 16 (1.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (1.35%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.21%) BigMachines
4 2 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.21%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 2 (0.21%) Revive Adserver
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 83 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (6.33%) GitHub
3 20 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
4 16 (1.66%) Google Analytics
5 9 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 7 (0.73%) Amazon S3
6 7 (0.73%) Bluemix
7 6 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
7 6 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (0.42%) SaaS
10 3 (0.31%) Boomi
10 3 (0.31%) PaaS
11 2 (0.21%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.10%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 46 (4.78%) HTTP
2 6 (0.62%) Internet
2 6 (0.62%) SSL
2 6 (0.62%) TCP/IP
2 6 (0.62%) tcpdump
3 4 (0.42%) SSH
4 3 (0.31%) AMQP
5 2 (0.21%) SNMP
6 1 (0.10%) Broadband
6 1 (0.10%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.10%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (10.70%) NoSQL
2 98 (10.18%) MySQL
3 88 (9.14%) MongoDB
4 74 (7.68%) Relational Database
5 49 (5.09%) Hadoop
6 42 (4.36%) PostgreSQL
7 38 (3.95%) Oracle Database
8 35 (3.63%) Apache Cassandra
9 33 (3.43%) Big Data
10 30 (3.12%) SQL Server
11 28 (2.91%) Neo4j
12 21 (2.18%) Hazelcast
13 18 (1.87%) Apache Hive
13 18 (1.87%) RDBMS
14 13 (1.35%) DB2
15 11 (1.14%) Impala
16 10 (1.04%) Redis
17 9 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
18 8 (0.83%) HBase
19 7 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 214 (22.22%) Maven
2 205 (21.29%) Git (software)
3 163 (16.93%) JUnit
4 118 (12.25%) Jenkins
5 90 (9.35%) Mockito
6 87 (9.03%) Eclipse
6 87 (9.03%) Subversion
7 80 (8.31%) JIRA
8 68 (7.06%) Cucumber
9 45 (4.67%) IntelliJ
10 43 (4.47%) Selenium
11 42 (4.36%) Gradle
12 38 (3.95%) Mercurial
13 36 (3.74%) Ant
14 22 (2.28%) TeamCity
15 17 (1.77%) Hudson
16 15 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 14 (1.45%) TestNG
18 13 (1.35%) EasyMock
18 13 (1.35%) Hamcrest
General
1 277 (28.76%) Finance
2 169 (17.55%) Banking
3 52 (5.40%) Front Office
4 50 (5.19%) Investment Banking
5 48 (4.98%) Retail
6 28 (2.91%) Marketing
7 21 (2.18%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.87%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.66%) Electronics
10 5 (0.52%) Games
11 4 (0.42%) Back Office
11 4 (0.42%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.31%) Law
12 3 (0.31%) Legal
13 2 (0.21%) Advertising
13 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.10%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.10%) Interactive Media
14 1 (0.10%) Publishing
14 1 (0.10%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 485 (50.36%) Spring
2 270 (28.04%) HTML
3 208 (21.60%) REST
4 207 (21.50%) Hibernate
5 198 (20.56%) CSS
6 188 (19.52%) Web Services
7 170 (17.65%) RESTful
8 151 (15.68%) AngularJS
8 151 (15.68%) HTML5
9 141 (14.64%) XML
10 131 (13.60%) J2EE
11 106 (11.01%) SOAP
12 104 (10.80%) CSS3
13 100 (10.38%) JSON
14 93 (9.66%) jQuery
15 81 (8.41%) Node.js
16 75 (7.79%) Java EE
17 70 (7.27%) JPA
18 59 (6.13%) JMS
19 57 (5.92%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 71 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (6.85%) Derivative
3 50 (5.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 48 (4.98%) Enterprise Software
5 23 (2.39%) Fixed Income
6 17 (1.77%) Social Media
7 16 (1.66%) Mathematics
8 14 (1.45%) iPad
8 14 (1.45%) N-Tier
8 14 (1.45%) User Experience
9 12 (1.25%) Computer Science
9 12 (1.25%) Equities
10 11 (1.14%) Algorithms
10 11 (1.14%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.04%) Credit Derivative
12 7 (0.73%) Fintech
13 6 (0.62%) Digital Media
14 5 (0.52%) Market Risk
15 4 (0.42%) Equity Derivative
15 4 (0.42%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 136 (14.12%) Linux
2 88 (9.14%) Unix
3 17 (1.77%) Mac OS X
4 12 (1.25%) Windows
5 11 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.62%) Android
7 5 (0.52%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.31%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.31%) Solaris
9 2 (0.21%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 636 (66.04%) Agile Software Development
2 462 (47.98%) TDD
3 328 (34.06%) Scrum
4 231 (23.99%) BDD
5 205 (21.29%) Pair Programming
6 184 (19.11%) Continuous Integration
7 150 (15.58%) OO
8 129 (13.40%) Kanban
9 119 (12.36%) Open Source
10 109 (11.32%) Microservices
11 101 (10.49%) E-Commerce
12 97 (10.07%) OOP
13 84 (8.72%) Multithreading
13 84 (8.72%) SOA
14 80 (8.31%) Mentoring
15 70 (7.27%) MVC
16 68 (7.06%) Software Engineering
17 59 (6.13%) Low Latency
18 45 (4.67%) Continuous Delivery
19 44 (4.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 963 (100.00%) Java
2 286 (29.70%) JavaScript
3 181 (18.80%) SQL
4 161 (16.72%) Scala
5 82 (8.52%) Groovy
6 81 (8.41%) Python
7 65 (6.75%) Clojure
8 46 (4.78%) PL/SQL
9 37 (3.84%) Ruby
10 28 (2.91%) C#
11 23 (2.39%) Perl
12 22 (2.28%) Jython
13 14 (1.45%) C++
14 11 (1.14%) Bash Shell
14 11 (1.14%) Shell Script
15 10 (1.04%) AspectJ
15 10 (1.04%) CoffeeScript
15 10 (1.04%) Haskell
15 10 (1.04%) PHP
16 6 (0.62%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (3.74%) Degree
1 36 (3.74%) Security Cleared
2 17 (1.77%) SC Cleared
3 7 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.21%) PhD
5 1 (0.10%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.10%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.12%) QA
2 10 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.31%) SDET
4 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.10%) FATCA
4 1 (0.10%) MiFID
System Software
1 38 (3.95%) Virtual Machines
2 31 (3.22%) Docker
3 3 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.31%) vSphere
4 2 (0.21%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.21%) GeoWebCache
5 1 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.10%) HDFS
5 1 (0.10%) iptables
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 40 (4.15%) Puppet
2 5 (0.52%) Ansible
2 5 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.31%) Control-M
4 2 (0.21%) Graphite
4 2 (0.21%) Oozie
5 1 (0.10%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.10%) Kibana
5 1 (0.10%) Nagios
Vendors
1 179 (18.59%) Oracle
2 25 (2.60%) Google
3 20 (2.08%) Sybase
4 19 (1.97%) IBM
5 18 (1.87%) SAP
6 16 (1.66%) CyberSource
6 16 (1.66%) VMware
7 12 (1.25%) MuleSoft
8 10 (1.04%) ION Trading
8 10 (1.04%) Murex
9 9 (0.93%) Bloomberg
9 9 (0.93%) Calypso
10 8 (0.83%) Siebel
11 7 (0.73%) TIBCO
12 5 (0.52%) Facebook
12 5 (0.52%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.42%) ForgeRock
13 4 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
14 3 (0.31%) Dell
14 3 (0.31%) WSO2
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