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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Java Developer
Rank 362 333 324
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 247 268 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.51% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.55% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 225 197
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£475 £525 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £675 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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
52000 48616 53775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.66% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31509 28830 30178
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2090 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £39.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -57 205 £488 -9.30% 129
London -54 139 £550 -3.08% 62
City of London -31 32 £575 - 27
Scotland +6 30 £371 -7.25% 5
East of England -16 15 £390 -2.50% 8
North West +4 12 £381 +1.66% 11
South East +3 12 £438 +25.00% 23
Edinburgh -7 12 £367 -5.30% 3
South West -31 12 £400 +14.28% 9
Glasgow 0 9 £353 -19.42% 1
Stirling -4 8 £375 -
Essex - 8 £390 - 3
Yorkshire - 7 - - 11
West Yorkshire - 7 - - 3
Berkshire +7 6 £292 - 7
Hertfordshire -19 6 £365 -8.75% 5
Manchester -12 5 £388 +3.33% 10
Leeds - 5 - - 3
East Midlands - 5 £363 - 1
Belfast +4 4 £550 - 1
County Antrim +3 4 £550 - 1
Northern Ireland +3 4 £550 - 1
Hampshire -7 4 £500 +42.85% 5
Bristol -16 4 £438 +20.68% 1
Leicester - 3 £338 -
Slough - 3 £292 - 1
Leicestershire - 3 £338 -
Basingstoke +20 2 £500 +42.85% 1
Cheshire +4 2 £458 +1.66% 1
North East - 2 £450 - 2

Senior Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 411 (100.00%) Java
2 242 (58.88%) Spring
3 162 (39.42%) Hibernate
4 133 (32.36%) TDD
5 116 (28.22%) Web Services
6 114 (27.74%) Agile Software Development
7 108 (26.28%) Scrum
8 97 (23.60%) Oracle
9 96 (23.36%) J2EE
10 93 (22.63%) Finance
11 91 (22.14%) Maven
12 89 (21.65%) JavaScript
12 89 (21.65%) SQL
13 84 (20.44%) HTML
13 84 (20.44%) Banking
14 82 (19.95%) XML
15 77 (18.73%) Continuous Integration
16 67 (16.30%) MVC
17 63 (15.33%) Multithreading
18 61 (14.84%) Linux
18 61 (14.84%) Front Office
19 57 (13.87%) CSS
20 56 (13.63%) jQuery
21 55 (13.38%) BDD
22 54 (13.14%) Investment Banking
22 54 (13.14%) REST
23 53 (12.90%) Relational Database
24 52 (12.65%) JUnit
24 52 (12.65%) UNIX
25 51 (12.41%) OO

Senior Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 41 (9.98%) Tomcat
2 30 (7.30%) WebLogic
3 25 (6.08%) WebSphere
4 21 (5.11%) Apache
5 16 (3.89%) Apache ServiceMix
6 14 (3.41%) Oracle Coherence
7 11 (2.68%) WebSphere Application Server
8 10 (2.43%) CMS
9 9 (2.19%) Adobe CQ
10 8 (1.95%) Jetty
10 8 (1.95%) MQSeries
11 7 (1.70%) Escenic
12 6 (1.46%) Apache Solr
12 6 (1.46%) Confluence
12 6 (1.46%) Alfresco
13 5 (1.22%) Mule
14 3 (0.73%) IIS
14 3 (0.73%) GemFire
15 2 (0.49%) Liferay
15 2 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 8 (1.95%) ION MarketView
2 4 (0.97%) RMDS
2 4 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
1 8 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.97%) SaaS
2 4 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.24%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.11%) HTTP
2 12 (2.92%) LDAP
3 8 (1.95%) Internet
4 3 (0.73%) AMQP
4 3 (0.73%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.73%) SSL
5 2 (0.49%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.49%) SSH
6 1 (0.24%) Network Security
6 1 (0.24%) SAN
6 1 (0.24%) LAN
6 1 (0.24%) WAN
6 1 (0.24%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (12.90%) Relational Database
2 42 (10.22%) NoSQL
3 37 (9.00%) MongoDB
3 37 (9.00%) MySQL
4 22 (5.35%) Oracle Database
5 21 (5.11%) Big Data
5 21 (5.11%) SQL Server
6 20 (4.87%) Hadoop
7 13 (3.16%) Apache Cassandra
8 12 (2.92%) RDBMS
9 9 (2.19%) Oracle Database 10g
9 9 (2.19%) Redis
10 8 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (1.70%) CouchDB
12 5 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (0.73%) Neo4j
14 3 (0.73%) DB2
15 2 (0.49%) KDB
15 2 (0.49%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 91 (22.14%) Maven
2 52 (12.65%) JUnit
3 39 (9.49%) Jenkins
4 31 (7.54%) Eclipse
5 28 (6.81%) Subversion
6 26 (6.33%) Git (software)
7 22 (5.35%) Ant
8 21 (5.11%) JIRA
8 21 (5.11%) Mockito
9 17 (4.14%) Hudson
10 16 (3.89%) TeamCity
11 13 (3.16%) DbUnit
12 12 (2.92%) TestNG
12 12 (2.92%) Selenium
12 12 (2.92%) Apache Ivy
13 8 (1.95%) jMock
13 8 (1.95%) Mercurial
13 8 (1.95%) CruiseControl
14 7 (1.70%) JMeter
14 7 (1.70%) Cucumber
General
1 93 (22.63%) Finance
2 84 (20.44%) Banking
3 61 (14.84%) Front Office
4 54 (13.14%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.70%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.22%) Publishing
7 4 (0.97%) Games
7 4 (0.97%) Marketing
7 4 (0.97%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.97%) Back Office
7 4 (0.97%) Electronics
7 4 (0.97%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.49%) Advertising
8 2 (0.49%) Legal
8 2 (0.49%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.24%) German Language
9 1 (0.24%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (58.88%) Spring
2 162 (39.42%) Hibernate
3 116 (28.22%) Web Services
4 96 (23.36%) J2EE
5 84 (20.44%) HTML
6 82 (19.95%) XML
7 57 (13.87%) CSS
8 56 (13.63%) jQuery
9 54 (13.14%) REST
10 50 (12.17%) JMS
11 46 (11.19%) Java EE
12 45 (10.95%) RESTful
13 40 (9.73%) SOAP
13 40 (9.73%) Struts
14 38 (9.25%) Spring MVC
15 36 (8.76%) JSON
16 32 (7.79%) JPA
17 24 (5.84%) JSP
18 23 (5.60%) HTML5
19 22 (5.35%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 26 (6.33%) Open Source
3 19 (4.62%) Fixed Income
4 17 (4.14%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (3.89%) Mathematics
6 13 (3.16%) Derivative
6 13 (3.16%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.43%) Equities
8 9 (2.19%) Credit Risk
9 5 (1.22%) Digital Media
9 5 (1.22%) Grid Computing
10 4 (0.97%) DTV
10 4 (0.97%) Mobile Payment
11 3 (0.73%) Market Risk
11 3 (0.73%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.73%) Credit Derivative
12 2 (0.49%) Tandem
12 2 (0.49%) GIS
12 2 (0.49%) Online Games
12 2 (0.49%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 61 (14.84%) Linux
2 52 (12.65%) UNIX
3 14 (3.41%) Mac OS X
4 11 (2.68%) Windows
5 9 (2.19%) Solaris
6 4 (0.97%) Android
7 3 (0.73%) CentOS
7 3 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.73%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.49%) AIX
9 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (32.36%) TDD
2 114 (27.74%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (26.28%) Scrum
4 77 (18.73%) Continuous Integration
5 67 (16.30%) MVC
6 63 (15.33%) Multithreading
7 55 (13.38%) BDD
8 51 (12.41%) OO
9 46 (11.19%) Pair Programming
9 46 (11.19%) Low Latency
10 36 (8.76%) SOA
11 33 (8.03%) Unit Testing
12 27 (6.57%) Web Development
12 27 (6.57%) UML
13 26 (6.33%) E-Commerce
14 25 (6.08%) Kanban
15 17 (4.14%) Configuration Management
16 16 (3.89%) OOP
17 15 (3.65%) OOD
17 15 (3.65%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 411 (100.00%) Java
2 89 (21.65%) JavaScript
2 89 (21.65%) SQL
3 48 (11.68%) Scala
4 35 (8.52%) Groovy
4 35 (8.52%) PL/SQL
5 25 (6.08%) C#
6 20 (4.87%) Shell Script
7 14 (3.41%) Python
7 14 (3.41%) Ruby
8 13 (3.16%) Perl
9 11 (2.68%) Bash Shell
10 9 (2.19%) C++
11 6 (1.46%) Clojure
12 4 (0.97%) XPath
12 4 (0.97%) PHP
13 3 (0.73%) Lua
13 3 (0.73%) Korn
14 2 (0.49%) Golang
14 2 (0.49%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (8.52%) Degree
2 15 (3.65%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.43%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.89%) QA
2 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (0.73%) Shibboleth
2 2 (0.49%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.49%) HDFS
3 1 (0.24%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 4 (0.97%) Puppet
2 3 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.49%) YUM
Vendors
1 97 (23.60%) Oracle
2 49 (11.92%) JBoss
3 15 (3.65%) Sybase
4 11 (2.68%) Google
5 10 (2.43%) Atomikos
6 9 (2.19%) TIBCO
7 8 (1.95%) ION Trading
8 7 (1.70%) 29West
8 7 (1.70%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.46%) StreamBase
10 5 (1.22%) IBM
11 4 (0.97%) SAP
11 4 (0.97%) HP
11 4 (0.97%) BEA
11 4 (0.97%) Informatica
11 4 (0.97%) Twitter
11 4 (0.97%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.73%) DataSynapse
12 3 (0.73%) Bloomberg
13 2 (0.49%) Reuters
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