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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Java Developer
Rank 355 334 329
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 277 259 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.49% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.53% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 222 173
Average daily rate
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£475 £525 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £50.00 £57.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 -

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
52499 48968 54351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.83% 92.75% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29332 30408
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 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2057 2099 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -44 229 £488 -7.14% 116
London -50 157 £500 -9.09% 56
City of London -30 37 £538 -6.52% 29
Scotland +23 34 £375 - 8
East of England -14 24 £420 +5.00% 5
Essex - 18 £475 -
Glasgow - 13 £350 - 4
Edinburgh +6 12 £388 +3.33% 3
North West -1 12 £381 +1.66% 12
South East 0 10 £375 +7.14% 14
South West -32 10 £375 +7.14% 7
Yorkshire +8 8 - - 16
West Yorkshire +1 8 - - 8
Stirling - 7 £375 -
Manchester -12 6 £500 +33.33% 9
Leeds - 6 - - 8
Hertfordshire -27 5 £378 -5.62% 2
Berkshire - 5 £292 - 4
Gloucestershire -14 4 £413 +10.00% 1
East Midlands - 4 £350 - 1
North East - 3 £450 - 1
Slough - 3 £292 - 1
Cheshire +7 2 £375 -16.66% 3
Oxfordshire -5 2 £356 - 2
Somerset -10 2 £353 +8.46%
Hampshire -15 2 £438 +25.00% 3
Tyne and Wear - 2 £450 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £450 - 1
South Wales -3 1 £300 - 1
Cardiff -6 1 £300 - 1

Senior Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 451 (100.00%) Java
2 253 (56.10%) Spring
3 224 (49.67%) Agile Software Development
4 173 (38.36%) Hibernate
5 139 (30.82%) TDD
6 122 (27.05%) Oracle
7 119 (26.39%) Web Services
8 116 (25.72%) Scrum
9 108 (23.95%) HTML
10 106 (23.50%) SQL
11 103 (22.84%) J2EE
12 96 (21.29%) XML
12 96 (21.29%) Finance
13 92 (20.40%) Banking
14 91 (20.18%) JavaScript
15 85 (18.85%) Maven
16 83 (18.40%) Continuous Integration
17 76 (16.85%) Relational Database
17 76 (16.85%) Linux
18 75 (16.63%) MVC
19 74 (16.41%) Multithreading
20 69 (15.30%) REST
20 69 (15.30%) Front Office
21 67 (14.86%) UNIX
22 65 (14.41%) BDD
23 64 (14.19%) CSS
24 60 (13.30%) Investment Banking
25 59 (13.08%) OO
26 58 (12.86%) Low Latency
27 56 (12.42%) jQuery

Senior Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 44 (9.76%) Tomcat
2 37 (8.20%) WebLogic
3 30 (6.65%) WebSphere
4 26 (5.76%) Apache
5 17 (3.77%) Oracle Coherence
6 13 (2.88%) Apache ServiceMix
6 13 (2.88%) WebSphere Application Server
7 11 (2.44%) MQSeries
7 11 (2.44%) CMS
8 8 (1.77%) Jetty
8 8 (1.77%) Adobe CQ
9 7 (1.55%) Escenic
10 6 (1.33%) Confluence
10 6 (1.33%) Alfresco
10 6 (1.33%) Mule
11 4 (0.89%) WebLogic Portal
11 4 (0.89%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.67%) GlassFish
12 3 (0.67%) Node.js
12 3 (0.67%) GemFire
Business Applications
1 11 (2.44%) ION MarketView
2 8 (1.77%) RMDS
3 4 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.89%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.89%) SaaS
3 4 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 32 (7.10%) HTTP
2 13 (2.88%) LDAP
3 6 (1.33%) Internet
4 3 (0.67%) SSL
4 3 (0.67%) AMQP
4 3 (0.67%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.44%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.44%) SSH
6 1 (0.22%) LAN
6 1 (0.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (16.85%) Relational Database
2 47 (10.42%) MongoDB
3 39 (8.65%) MySQL
4 35 (7.76%) NoSQL
5 27 (5.99%) Oracle Database
6 24 (5.32%) SQL Server
7 19 (4.21%) Hadoop
8 18 (3.99%) Big Data
9 17 (3.77%) RDBMS
10 16 (3.55%) Neo4j
11 13 (2.88%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
14 7 (1.55%) CouchDB
14 7 (1.55%) Redis
15 6 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
16 5 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 4 (0.89%) DB2
18 2 (0.44%) KDB
18 2 (0.44%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 85 (18.85%) Maven
2 55 (12.20%) JUnit
3 45 (9.98%) Git (software)
4 44 (9.76%) Subversion
5 41 (9.09%) Jenkins
6 33 (7.32%) Eclipse
7 25 (5.54%) Ant
8 24 (5.32%) JIRA
9 18 (3.99%) Mockito
10 17 (3.77%) Hudson
11 15 (3.33%) TeamCity
12 14 (3.10%) Selenium
13 11 (2.44%) jMock
14 10 (2.22%) Cucumber
15 9 (2.00%) Apache Ivy
15 9 (2.00%) CruiseControl
16 8 (1.77%) Mercurial
16 8 (1.77%) DbUnit
17 7 (1.55%) TestNG
17 7 (1.55%) JMeter
General
1 96 (21.29%) Finance
2 92 (20.40%) Banking
3 69 (15.30%) Front Office
4 60 (13.30%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.55%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.11%) Marketing
6 5 (1.11%) Publishing
7 4 (0.89%) Games
7 4 (0.89%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.89%) Back Office
7 4 (0.89%) Electronics
7 4 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.89%) Advertising
8 3 (0.67%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.44%) Legal
10 1 (0.22%) Billing
10 1 (0.22%) German Language
10 1 (0.22%) Retail
10 1 (0.22%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (56.10%) Spring
2 173 (38.36%) Hibernate
3 119 (26.39%) Web Services
4 108 (23.95%) HTML
5 103 (22.84%) J2EE
6 96 (21.29%) XML
7 69 (15.30%) REST
8 64 (14.19%) CSS
9 56 (12.42%) Java EE
9 56 (12.42%) jQuery
10 55 (12.20%) JMS
11 51 (11.31%) Spring MVC
12 47 (10.42%) RESTful
13 46 (10.20%) SOAP
14 45 (9.98%) Struts
15 33 (7.32%) JSON
16 32 (7.10%) JSP
17 31 (6.87%) JPA
18 24 (5.32%) Ajax
18 24 (5.32%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 25 (5.54%) Open Source
3 22 (4.88%) Fixed Income
4 18 (3.99%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (3.55%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.88%) Derivative
7 12 (2.66%) Mathematics
8 10 (2.22%) Equities
8 10 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (2.00%) Credit Risk
10 8 (1.77%) Grid Computing
11 6 (1.33%) User Experience
12 5 (1.11%) Digital Media
12 5 (1.11%) Market Risk
12 5 (1.11%) N-Tier
13 4 (0.89%) DTV
13 4 (0.89%) Visualisation
14 3 (0.67%) Mobile Payment
14 3 (0.67%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 76 (16.85%) Linux
2 67 (14.86%) UNIX
3 27 (5.99%) Mac OS X
4 9 (2.00%) Windows
5 7 (1.55%) Solaris
6 4 (0.89%) Android
7 3 (0.67%) CentOS
7 3 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.67%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.67%) AIX
8 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (49.67%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (30.82%) TDD
3 116 (25.72%) Scrum
4 83 (18.40%) Continuous Integration
5 75 (16.63%) MVC
6 74 (16.41%) Multithreading
7 65 (14.41%) BDD
8 59 (13.08%) OO
9 58 (12.86%) Low Latency
10 53 (11.75%) Mentoring
11 41 (9.09%) Pair Programming
12 39 (8.65%) SOA
13 35 (7.76%) UML
13 35 (7.76%) Web Development
14 33 (7.32%) Unit Testing
15 32 (7.10%) E-Commerce
16 26 (5.76%) Configuration Management
17 25 (5.54%) Responsive Web Design
18 24 (5.32%) Kanban
19 23 (5.10%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 451 (100.00%) Java
2 106 (23.50%) SQL
3 91 (20.18%) JavaScript
4 45 (9.98%) PL/SQL
5 40 (8.87%) Scala
6 29 (6.43%) Groovy
7 25 (5.54%) C#
8 20 (4.43%) Shell Script
9 13 (2.88%) Python
9 13 (2.88%) Perl
9 13 (2.88%) Ruby
9 13 (2.88%) Bash Shell
10 11 (2.44%) C++
11 7 (1.55%) Clojure
12 4 (0.89%) Korn
12 4 (0.89%) C
12 4 (0.89%) PHP
13 3 (0.67%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.67%) Lua
14 2 (0.44%) Golang
Qualifications
1 36 (7.98%) Degree
2 14 (3.10%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.44%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.10%) QA
2 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (0.67%) Shibboleth
2 2 (0.44%) HDFS
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.22%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 6 (1.33%) Puppet
2 3 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.44%) YUM
4 1 (0.22%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 122 (27.05%) Oracle
2 55 (12.20%) JBoss
3 23 (5.10%) Sybase
4 13 (2.88%) TIBCO
5 11 (2.44%) ION Trading
6 10 (2.22%) 29West
6 10 (2.22%) IBM
7 9 (2.00%) Google
8 7 (1.55%) Atomikos
8 7 (1.55%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.33%) StreamBase
9 6 (1.33%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.11%) Informatica
11 4 (0.89%) SAP
11 4 (0.89%) HP
11 4 (0.89%) BEA
11 4 (0.89%) Twitter
12 3 (0.67%) hybris
12 3 (0.67%) DataSynapse
12 3 (0.67%) Adobe
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