The first table below looks at the demand for the Senior Java Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Java Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Java Developer
Rank 379 363 294
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -69
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 234 193 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.40% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.43% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 153 251
Average daily rate £455 £538 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.34% -10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £663 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53024 44938 56165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.25% 92.48% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32160 25752 30878
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2238 2624
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%

Senior Java Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Java Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 16 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Java Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -5 209 £475 -13.63% 121
London -31 147 £525 -8.69% 70
City of London -11 44 £550 -8.33% 23
South East +3 29 £438 +25.00% 18
Scotland -11 19 £428 +8.84% 8
North West -16 13 £406 +16.07% 8
Hampshire +8 12 £450 +40.62% 2
Edinburgh -19 10 £439 +46.25% 3
Aldershot - 10 £456 -
East of England -25 9 £375 -16.66% 5
South West -8 8 £425 +11.84% 8
Glasgow +4 7 £305 -18.66% 1
Manchester -9 7 £360 +2.85% 4
Docklands, London - 7 £543 -
Surrey -12 6 £444 +22.41% 7
East Sussex - 6 £288 -
Essex - 6 £335 - 1
Guildford - 6 £444 -
Cheshire -6 5 £425 - 4
Leeds - 4 £288 - 4
Chester - 4 £400 - 3
Somerset - 4 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £288 - 4
Yorkshire - 4 £288 - 8
Wales - 4 £450 - 2
Oxfordshire +3 3 - - 4
Street - 3 - -
Reading -14 2 £275 -26.66% 1
Berkshire -14 2 £275 -26.66% 1
Cardiff - 2 - -

Senior Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Java Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Java Developer in their job title.

1 395 (100.00%) Java
2 246 (62.28%) Spring
3 168 (42.53%) Hibernate
4 127 (32.15%) Agile Software Development
5 122 (30.89%) TDD
5 122 (30.89%) SQL
6 118 (29.87%) Scrum
7 113 (28.61%) Oracle
8 105 (26.58%) Web Services
9 90 (22.78%) J2EE
10 86 (21.77%) JavaScript
10 86 (21.77%) Finance
11 83 (21.01%) HTML
12 82 (20.76%) Maven
13 81 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
14 80 (20.25%) JBoss
15 77 (19.49%) Relational Database
16 76 (19.24%) Banking
17 74 (18.73%) Scala
18 73 (18.48%) UNIX
19 70 (17.72%) Multithreading
20 69 (17.47%) Linux
21 68 (17.22%) OO
22 67 (16.96%) CSS
23 65 (16.46%) JPA
24 61 (15.44%) MVC
25 60 (15.19%) XML
26 57 (14.43%) JMS
27 55 (13.92%) Struts
28 54 (13.67%) SOAP

Senior Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Java Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Java Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 45 (11.39%) Tomcat
2 25 (6.33%) WebLogic
3 19 (4.81%) WebSphere
4 17 (4.30%) CMS
5 15 (3.80%) Apache Solr
5 15 (3.80%) Adobe CQ
6 12 (3.04%) GlassFish
7 11 (2.78%) MQSeries
7 11 (2.78%) Escenic
8 10 (2.53%) Apache
9 9 (2.28%) Apache ServiceMix
10 5 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (1.27%) TIBCO EMS
11 4 (1.01%) Node.js
12 3 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.76%) AquaLogic Service Bus
12 3 (0.76%) Oracle Service Bus
12 3 (0.76%) WebLogic Portal
13 2 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.51%) IIS
Business Applications
1 15 (3.80%) ION MarketView
2 7 (1.77%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.25%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.05%) HTTP
2 6 (1.52%) Internet
3 2 (0.51%) LDAP
3 2 (0.51%) SAN
3 2 (0.51%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.51%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.25%) SSL
4 1 (0.25%) Network Security
4 1 (0.25%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (19.49%) Relational Database
2 53 (13.42%) RDBMS
3 44 (11.14%) MySQL
4 42 (10.63%) NoSQL
5 34 (8.61%) SQL Server
6 31 (7.85%) MongoDB
7 21 (5.32%) Big Data
8 20 (5.06%) Hadoop
9 12 (3.04%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (1.77%) CouchDB
11 5 (1.27%) Redis
11 5 (1.27%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.76%) DB2
12 3 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.76%) DTS
13 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.51%) OLAP
13 2 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 82 (20.76%) Maven
2 51 (12.91%) JUnit
3 44 (11.14%) Subversion
4 37 (9.37%) Jenkins
5 26 (6.58%) Hudson
6 23 (5.82%) Ant
7 21 (5.32%) Mockito
8 19 (4.81%) Eclipse
9 18 (4.56%) Git (software)
10 13 (3.29%) Apache Ivy
11 12 (3.04%) DbUnit
11 12 (3.04%) TestNG
12 8 (2.03%) TeamCity
12 8 (2.03%) JIRA
12 8 (2.03%) ANTLR
13 7 (1.77%) Cucumber
14 6 (1.52%) Selenium
15 4 (1.01%) EasyMock
15 4 (1.01%) jMock
15 4 (1.01%) CruiseControl
General
1 86 (21.77%) Finance
2 76 (19.24%) Banking
3 42 (10.63%) Investment Banking
4 38 (9.62%) Front Office
5 10 (2.53%) Marketing
6 7 (1.77%) Games
7 6 (1.52%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.01%) Retail
9 3 (0.76%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.76%) Back Office
9 3 (0.76%) Electronics
9 3 (0.76%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.76%) Advertising
10 2 (0.51%) Automotive
10 2 (0.51%) German Language
11 1 (0.25%) Publishing
11 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 246 (62.28%) Spring
2 168 (42.53%) Hibernate
3 105 (26.58%) Web Services
4 90 (22.78%) J2EE
5 83 (21.01%) HTML
6 67 (16.96%) CSS
7 65 (16.46%) JPA
8 60 (15.19%) XML
9 57 (14.43%) JMS
10 55 (13.92%) Struts
11 54 (13.67%) SOAP
12 42 (10.63%) Java EE
13 39 (9.87%) HTML5
14 37 (9.37%) jQuery
15 34 (8.61%) CSS3
16 33 (8.35%) REST
17 31 (7.85%) RESTful
18 30 (7.59%) JSON
19 29 (7.34%) Spring MVC
19 29 (7.34%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 52 (13.16%) Derivative
2 50 (12.66%) Open Source
3 22 (5.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 17 (4.30%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (3.29%) Fixed Income
6 9 (2.28%) Mathematics
7 8 (2.03%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.03%) Equities
8 5 (1.27%) Credit Derivative
8 5 (1.27%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.01%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (0.76%) Online Banking
10 3 (0.76%) DTV
10 3 (0.76%) Blog
10 3 (0.76%) Grid Computing
11 2 (0.51%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 2 (0.51%) Replication
11 2 (0.51%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.51%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.51%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 73 (18.48%) UNIX
2 69 (17.47%) Linux
3 13 (3.29%) Windows
4 10 (2.53%) Mac OS X
5 8 (2.03%) Solaris
6 3 (0.76%) Android
7 1 (0.25%) CentOS
7 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.25%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (32.15%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (30.89%) TDD
3 118 (29.87%) Scrum
4 81 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
5 70 (17.72%) Multithreading
6 68 (17.22%) OO
7 61 (15.44%) MVC
8 49 (12.41%) Unit Testing
9 41 (10.38%) Refactoring
10 40 (10.13%) BDD
11 34 (8.61%) Performance Tuning
12 31 (7.85%) Regression Testing
13 30 (7.59%) SOA
13 30 (7.59%) Low Latency
14 26 (6.58%) Pair Programming
15 23 (5.82%) Web Development
16 22 (5.57%) UML
17 19 (4.81%) Kanban
18 18 (4.56%) E-Commerce
19 17 (4.30%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 395 (100.00%) Java
2 122 (30.89%) SQL
3 86 (21.77%) JavaScript
4 74 (18.73%) Scala
5 41 (10.38%) Python
5 41 (10.38%) Ruby
6 40 (10.13%) Perl
7 31 (7.85%) Groovy
8 28 (7.09%) C#
9 23 (5.82%) PL/SQL
10 17 (4.30%) C++
11 14 (3.54%) Shell Script
12 11 (2.78%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.77%) C
14 4 (1.01%) XPath
15 3 (0.76%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.76%) Clojure
16 1 (0.25%) R
16 1 (0.25%) HQL
16 1 (0.25%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 32 (8.10%) Degree
2 9 (2.28%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.52%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.51%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.51%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.25%) OCPJWCD
5 1 (0.25%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.81%) QA
2 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.51%) Puppet
1 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.25%) Nagios
2 1 (0.25%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 113 (28.61%) Oracle
2 80 (20.25%) JBoss
3 31 (7.85%) GigaSpaces
4 26 (6.58%) Sybase
5 19 (4.81%) TIBCO
6 15 (3.80%) ION Trading
7 9 (2.28%) Atomikos
8 8 (2.03%) Google
9 5 (1.27%) 29West
9 5 (1.27%) Sun
10 3 (0.76%) SAP
10 3 (0.76%) Adobe
10 3 (0.76%) FatWire
11 2 (0.51%) Akamai
11 2 (0.51%) Microsoft
11 2 (0.51%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.51%) Infragistics
11 2 (0.51%) Murex
12 1 (0.25%) Calypso
12 1 (0.25%) Fidessa
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