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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Java Developer
Rank 394 315 337
Rank change year-on-year
-79 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 206 281 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.55% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.60% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 233 194
Average daily rate
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£481 £525 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £635 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £57.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -97 178 £500 -4.76% 111
London -72 128 £550 - 60
City of London -25 38 £513 -8.88% 21
Scotland -8 19 £353 -19.42% 5
South East -3 18 £430 +20.27% 16
South West -20 12 £450 +26.31% 8
Glasgow +7 10 £351 -29.75% 3
North West -5 7 £381 +3.74% 12
Yorkshire +13 6 £415 +59.61% 6
West Yorkshire +11 5 - - 3
Berkshire +6 5 - - 5
Milton Keynes +1 5 £418 +21.89%
Stirling -3 5 £375 -
Buckinghamshire -4 5 £418 +21.89% 2
Hampshire -15 5 £500 +41.84% 5
Bristol -18 5 £425 +17.24%
County Antrim +8 4 £550 -
Belfast +8 4 £550 -
Northern Ireland +7 4 £550 -
Leeds +6 4 - - 2
East Midlands +1 4 £363 -
Edinburgh -14 4 £370 -7.50% 2
Liverpool - 4 £375 - 1
Merseyside - 4 £375 - 1
Reading - 3 - -
Basingstoke +21 2 £500 +42.85%
Cheltenham -1 2 £450 +20.00%
Surrey -3 2 £425 +3.03% 1
Gloucestershire -11 2 £450 +20.00%
Wales -15 2 £413 - 1

Senior Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 416 (100.00%) Java
2 249 (59.86%) Spring
3 163 (39.18%) Hibernate
4 132 (31.73%) TDD
5 124 (29.81%) Web Services
6 122 (29.33%) Agile Software Development
7 118 (28.37%) Scrum
8 108 (25.96%) J2EE
9 106 (25.48%) Maven
10 95 (22.84%) Finance
11 90 (21.63%) JavaScript
12 87 (20.91%) SQL
13 86 (20.67%) Oracle
14 85 (20.43%) Banking
15 83 (19.95%) HTML
16 75 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
17 71 (17.07%) XML
17 71 (17.07%) MVC
18 63 (15.14%) JMS
18 63 (15.14%) CSS
18 63 (15.14%) Multithreading
19 59 (14.18%) Front Office
20 55 (13.22%) Investment Banking
20 55 (13.22%) OO
20 55 (13.22%) JBoss
21 54 (12.98%) Linux
21 54 (12.98%) jQuery
21 54 (12.98%) Relational Database
22 51 (12.26%) NoSQL
23 50 (12.02%) BDD

Senior Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 49 (11.78%) Tomcat
2 26 (6.25%) WebSphere
3 23 (5.53%) WebLogic
4 16 (3.85%) Apache Solr
5 15 (3.61%) Apache
6 14 (3.37%) Apache ServiceMix
7 11 (2.64%) WebSphere Application Server
8 10 (2.40%) Oracle Coherence
9 9 (2.16%) GlassFish
9 9 (2.16%) CMS
10 8 (1.92%) MQSeries
10 8 (1.92%) Adobe CQ
11 7 (1.68%) Escenic
12 5 (1.20%) Jetty
12 5 (1.20%) Alfresco
13 3 (0.72%) Mule
13 3 (0.72%) IIS
13 3 (0.72%) Confluence
13 3 (0.72%) GemFire
14 2 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 7 (1.68%) ION MarketView
2 4 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.72%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.48%) RMDS
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.96%) SaaS
2 4 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.61%) HTTP
2 7 (1.68%) Internet
3 4 (0.96%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.72%) SSL
4 3 (0.72%) LDAP
5 2 (0.48%) SAN
5 2 (0.48%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.48%) SSH
6 1 (0.24%) Network Security
6 1 (0.24%) AMQP
6 1 (0.24%) LAN
6 1 (0.24%) WAN
6 1 (0.24%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (12.98%) Relational Database
2 51 (12.26%) NoSQL
3 32 (7.69%) MongoDB
4 31 (7.45%) MySQL
5 26 (6.25%) RDBMS
6 24 (5.77%) SQL Server
7 17 (4.09%) Hadoop
8 16 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
8 16 (3.85%) Big Data
9 15 (3.61%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.68%) CouchDB
10 7 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.44%) Redis
12 5 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (0.72%) DB2
15 2 (0.48%) KDB
15 2 (0.48%) MariaDB
15 2 (0.48%) HBase
Development Applications
1 106 (25.48%) Maven
2 50 (12.02%) JUnit
3 37 (8.89%) Jenkins
4 35 (8.41%) Subversion
5 27 (6.49%) Ant
6 25 (6.01%) Mockito
7 24 (5.77%) Eclipse
8 23 (5.53%) Hudson
9 16 (3.85%) Apache Ivy
10 15 (3.61%) DbUnit
11 14 (3.37%) TestNG
11 14 (3.37%) Git (software)
12 12 (2.88%) TeamCity
12 12 (2.88%) JIRA
13 10 (2.40%) Selenium
14 7 (1.68%) CruiseControl
14 7 (1.68%) Cucumber
15 6 (1.44%) JMeter
16 5 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 4 (0.96%) JBehave
General
1 95 (22.84%) Finance
2 85 (20.43%) Banking
3 59 (14.18%) Front Office
4 55 (13.22%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.16%) Games
6 8 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.44%) Marketing
8 5 (1.20%) Publishing
8 5 (1.20%) Back Office
9 4 (0.96%) Electronics
9 4 (0.96%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.48%) Advertising
10 2 (0.48%) Legal
10 2 (0.48%) German Language
10 2 (0.48%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.24%) Retail
11 1 (0.24%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (59.86%) Spring
2 163 (39.18%) Hibernate
3 124 (29.81%) Web Services
4 108 (25.96%) J2EE
5 83 (19.95%) HTML
6 71 (17.07%) XML
7 63 (15.14%) CSS
7 63 (15.14%) JMS
8 54 (12.98%) jQuery
9 50 (12.02%) SOAP
10 48 (11.54%) Java EE
11 43 (10.34%) REST
12 41 (9.86%) JPA
12 41 (9.86%) RESTful
12 41 (9.86%) JSON
13 38 (9.13%) Struts
14 36 (8.65%) Spring MVC
15 35 (8.41%) HTML5
16 28 (6.73%) CSS3
17 24 (5.77%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 28 (6.73%) Open Source
2 18 (4.33%) Mathematics
3 17 (4.09%) Derivative
4 16 (3.85%) Fixed Income
5 12 (2.88%) Equities
6 11 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.40%) Computer Science
8 9 (2.16%) Credit Risk
9 5 (1.20%) Digital Media
9 5 (1.20%) Mobile Payment
10 4 (0.96%) DTV
11 3 (0.72%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.72%) Online Games
12 2 (0.48%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.48%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.48%) Market Risk
12 2 (0.48%) Mobile Banking
12 2 (0.48%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.48%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 54 (12.98%) Linux
2 45 (10.82%) UNIX
3 10 (2.40%) Windows
4 8 (1.92%) Solaris
5 4 (0.96%) Android
5 4 (0.96%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.72%) CentOS
6 3 (0.72%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.48%) AIX
8 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (31.73%) TDD
2 122 (29.33%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (28.37%) Scrum
4 75 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
5 71 (17.07%) MVC
6 63 (15.14%) Multithreading
7 55 (13.22%) OO
8 50 (12.02%) BDD
9 45 (10.82%) Pair Programming
10 40 (9.62%) SOA
10 40 (9.62%) Low Latency
11 38 (9.13%) Unit Testing
12 28 (6.73%) E-Commerce
13 27 (6.49%) UML
14 20 (4.81%) Kanban
15 19 (4.57%) Web Development
16 17 (4.09%) Refactoring
17 16 (3.85%) Configuration Management
17 16 (3.85%) Software Engineering
18 15 (3.61%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 416 (100.00%) Java
2 90 (21.63%) JavaScript
3 87 (20.91%) SQL
4 50 (12.02%) Scala
5 36 (8.65%) Groovy
6 25 (6.01%) C#
7 20 (4.81%) PL/SQL
7 20 (4.81%) Shell Script
7 20 (4.81%) Ruby
8 19 (4.57%) Python
8 19 (4.57%) Perl
9 10 (2.40%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.92%) C++
11 4 (0.96%) Clojure
11 4 (0.96%) XPath
12 3 (0.72%) Korn
12 3 (0.72%) C
12 3 (0.72%) PHP
12 3 (0.72%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.48%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 41 (9.86%) Degree
2 11 (2.64%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.68%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.09%) QA
2 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.48%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.48%) HDFS
2 1 (0.24%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 1 (0.24%) Puppet
1 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 86 (20.67%) Oracle
2 55 (13.22%) JBoss
3 15 (3.61%) Sybase
4 14 (3.37%) TIBCO
5 11 (2.64%) Google
5 11 (2.64%) Atomikos
6 8 (1.92%) 29West
7 7 (1.68%) ION Trading
8 6 (1.44%) GigaSpaces
8 6 (1.44%) IBM
9 4 (0.96%) SAP
9 4 (0.96%) HP
9 4 (0.96%) Informatica
10 3 (0.72%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.72%) Twitter
11 2 (0.48%) StreamBase
11 2 (0.48%) Akamai
11 2 (0.48%) Bloomberg
11 2 (0.48%) Murex
12 1 (0.24%) Calypso
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