The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Java Developer
Rank 325 356 356
Rank change year-on-year
+31 0
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 285 222 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.44% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.47% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 155 134
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £360 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00

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
48551 46784 42135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.38% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29792 27671 24104
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1854 1968 2263
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015. 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 +32 243 £478 +0.63% 169
London +14 166 £538 +2.38% 82
City of London +2 39 £550 -3.50% 29
Scotland +6 34 £433 +9.49% 8
North West -7 20 £400 +6.66% 18
Yorkshire -3 14 £413 - 7
West Yorkshire - 14 £413 - 6
Glasgow +3 13 £440 +44.26%
South West +1 12 £413 +1.85% 14
Gloucestershire - 12 £413 - 4
Leeds - 11 £425 - 6
South East -31 10 £433 +4.84% 35
East of England 0 9 £369 -1.66% 7
Edinburgh -13 9 £380 -5.88% 6
Lancashire -9 8 £406 -18.75% 1
Northamptonshire - 7 £454 - 1
East Midlands - 7 £454 - 4
Cheltenham - 7 £478 - 2
Cheshire +1 6 £400 +6.66% 1
Essex +7 5 £350 -6.66% 6
Manchester -16 5 £380 +3.40% 16
Northampton - 5 £453 -
Berkshire +5 4 £475 - 14
Stirling - 4 £415 - 1
Gloucester - 4 £406 -
West Midlands -7 3 £438 +36.71% 1
Oxfordshire -16 3 £441 - 2
Hertfordshire - 3 £388 - 1
Altrincham - 3 £380 -
Warrington - 3 £400 -

Senior Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

1 558 (100.00%) Java
2 314 (56.27%) Agile Software Development
3 235 (42.11%) Spring
4 195 (34.95%) TDD
5 152 (27.24%) Hibernate
6 140 (25.09%) HTML
7 136 (24.37%) Scrum
8 134 (24.01%) J2EE
9 132 (23.66%) Finance
10 129 (23.12%) SQL
11 125 (22.40%) JavaScript
12 124 (22.22%) Web Services
13 119 (21.33%) Banking
14 98 (17.56%) BDD
15 97 (17.38%) Oracle
16 94 (16.85%) Maven
17 93 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
18 87 (15.59%) REST
19 86 (15.41%) Multithreading
20 84 (15.05%) Linux
21 78 (13.98%) Relational Database
22 77 (13.80%) UNIX
23 73 (13.08%) MVC
24 70 (12.54%) Front Office
24 70 (12.54%) CSS
25 66 (11.83%) JUnit
26 64 (11.47%) Investment Banking
27 62 (11.11%) XML
27 62 (11.11%) Git (software)
28 57 (10.22%) OO

Senior Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 46 (8.24%) JBoss
2 45 (8.06%) Tomcat
3 36 (6.45%) Apache
4 29 (5.20%) WebSphere
5 21 (3.76%) WebLogic
6 17 (3.05%) CMS
7 13 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
8 10 (1.79%) Mule
9 9 (1.61%) Node.js
10 8 (1.43%) Oracle Coherence
10 8 (1.43%) Jetty
10 8 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (1.08%) Adobe CQ
11 6 (1.08%) Apache ServiceMix
12 5 (0.90%) MQSeries
13 4 (0.72%) FileNet
14 3 (0.54%) GlassFish
14 3 (0.54%) ArcGIS
14 3 (0.54%) Oracle Spatial
14 3 (0.54%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (0.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (1.43%) BusinessWorks
2 8 (1.43%) ION MarketView
3 6 (1.08%) RMDS
4 5 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.72%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.36%) SaaS
5 2 (0.36%) IaaS
6 1 (0.18%) GitHub
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (5.02%) HTTP
2 3 (0.54%) LDAP
3 2 (0.36%) Firewall
3 2 (0.36%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.36%) Internet
3 2 (0.36%) X.509
3 2 (0.36%) NFC
4 1 (0.18%) AMQP
4 1 (0.18%) DSL
4 1 (0.18%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (13.98%) Relational Database
2 44 (7.89%) MongoDB
3 24 (4.30%) RDBMS
4 23 (4.12%) Neo4j
5 20 (3.58%) Hadoop
6 17 (3.05%) SQL Server
6 17 (3.05%) NoSQL
7 16 (2.87%) Oracle Database
7 16 (2.87%) Big Data
8 15 (2.69%) DB2
8 15 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (1.25%) MySQL
10 7 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.90%) Couchbase
11 5 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (0.72%) Pentaho
12 4 (0.72%) KDB
12 4 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 94 (16.85%) Maven
2 66 (11.83%) JUnit
3 62 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 49 (8.78%) Subversion
5 43 (7.71%) Ant
6 29 (5.20%) Eclipse
7 28 (5.02%) Jenkins
8 27 (4.84%) Selenium
9 23 (4.12%) JIRA
10 20 (3.58%) Cucumber
11 14 (2.51%) jMock
12 13 (2.33%) Mockito
13 11 (1.97%) TeamCity
13 11 (1.97%) ClearCase
14 10 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 10 (1.79%) Redmine
15 8 (1.43%) Apache Ivy
16 7 (1.25%) WebDriver
16 7 (1.25%) Hudson
16 7 (1.25%) Checkstyle
General
1 132 (23.66%) Finance
2 119 (21.33%) Banking
3 70 (12.54%) Front Office
4 64 (11.47%) Investment Banking
5 19 (3.41%) Marketing
6 13 (2.33%) Back Office
7 11 (1.97%) Publishing
8 10 (1.79%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.61%) Electronics
9 9 (1.61%) Telecoms
10 6 (1.08%) Games
11 5 (0.90%) Law
11 5 (0.90%) Retail
12 4 (0.72%) Advertising
13 3 (0.54%) Automotive
14 2 (0.36%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.36%) iGaming
15 1 (0.18%) French Language
15 1 (0.18%) German Language
15 1 (0.18%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (42.11%) Spring
2 152 (27.24%) Hibernate
3 140 (25.09%) HTML
4 134 (24.01%) J2EE
5 124 (22.22%) Web Services
6 87 (15.59%) REST
7 70 (12.54%) CSS
8 62 (11.11%) XML
9 56 (10.04%) Spring MVC
10 53 (9.50%) JMS
11 49 (8.78%) SOAP
12 44 (7.89%) RESTful
13 43 (7.71%) Java EE
14 41 (7.35%) JSP
15 40 (7.17%) jQuery
15 40 (7.17%) JAX-RS
16 39 (6.99%) Struts
17 38 (6.81%) JPA
18 34 (6.09%) JSON
19 25 (4.48%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 48 (8.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 33 (5.91%) Computer Science
3 30 (5.38%) Derivative
4 26 (4.66%) Open Source
5 22 (3.94%) Fixed Income
6 18 (3.23%) Equities
7 15 (2.69%) Equity Derivative
8 10 (1.79%) Market Risk
9 9 (1.61%) DTV
10 8 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.25%) Data Structures
12 6 (1.08%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.90%) Digital Media
13 5 (0.90%) N-Tier
14 4 (0.72%) GIS
14 4 (0.72%) Credit Risk
14 4 (0.72%) Hedge funds
15 3 (0.54%) Mobile App
15 3 (0.54%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 84 (15.05%) Linux
2 77 (13.80%) UNIX
3 27 (4.84%) Mac OS X
4 11 (1.97%) Windows
5 5 (0.90%) Solaris
6 4 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.36%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.36%) CentOS
8 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.18%) Android
8 1 (0.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (56.27%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (34.95%) TDD
3 136 (24.37%) Scrum
4 98 (17.56%) BDD
5 93 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 86 (15.41%) Multithreading
7 73 (13.08%) MVC
8 57 (10.22%) OO
9 51 (9.14%) Low Latency
10 34 (6.09%) Software Engineering
11 33 (5.91%) SOA
12 31 (5.56%) Web Design
12 31 (5.56%) User Stories
13 30 (5.38%) Responsive Web Design
14 29 (5.20%) E-Commerce
14 29 (5.20%) Performance Tuning
15 26 (4.66%) Unit Testing
15 26 (4.66%) Kanban
16 25 (4.48%) Web Development
17 22 (3.94%) UML
Programming Languages
1 558 (100.00%) Java
2 129 (23.12%) SQL
3 125 (22.40%) JavaScript
4 30 (5.38%) C#
5 28 (5.02%) Scala
6 20 (3.58%) PL/SQL
7 19 (3.41%) Perl
8 18 (3.23%) Python
9 15 (2.69%) Ruby
10 14 (2.51%) C++
11 11 (1.97%) C
11 11 (1.97%) PHP
12 10 (1.79%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.25%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.25%) Lua
14 4 (0.72%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.72%) Groovy
14 4 (0.72%) Clojure
15 3 (0.54%) Haskell
16 2 (0.36%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 46 (8.24%) Degree
2 29 (5.20%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.61%) VCP4
4 7 (1.25%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.25%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.90%) Sun Certification
6 4 (0.72%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.02%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (0.54%) Puppet
1 3 (0.54%) TIBCO Hawk
2 2 (0.36%) Control-M
2 2 (0.36%) OpenIDM
3 1 (0.18%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 97 (17.38%) Oracle
2 43 (7.71%) Sybase
3 18 (3.23%) IBM
4 13 (2.33%) SAP
5 12 (2.15%) TIBCO
6 11 (1.97%) Red Hat
6 11 (1.97%) ION Trading
7 7 (1.25%) Canoo
7 7 (1.25%) FatWire
8 6 (1.08%) Adobe
9 5 (0.90%) 29West
9 5 (0.90%) JD Edwards
10 4 (0.72%) Sun
10 4 (0.72%) hybris
11 3 (0.54%) Kony
11 3 (0.54%) Vertica
11 3 (0.54%) Microsoft
11 3 (0.54%) ESRI
11 3 (0.54%) Google
12 2 (0.36%) Yahoo!
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