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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Java Developer
Rank 323 385 359
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 278 177 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.36% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.39% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 134 132
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£500 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £375 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £380 £378
% change year-on-year
+10.19% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +45 238 £500 +3.09% 153
London +53 175 £525 - 75
City of London +32 57 £550 -4.34% 24
Scotland +20 32 £433 +15.33% 8
North West +11 18 £400 +6.66% 12
Glasgow +8 11 £426 +42.08% 1
South West -14 11 £478 +6.22% 10
Lancashire -8 10 £406 -
Gloucestershire - 10 £478 - 1
Edinburgh +1 9 £375 - 4
South East -15 9 £433 -10.82% 27
East of England -4 7 £388 +0.64% 11
East Midlands - 7 £454 - 1
Northamptonshire - 7 £454 -
Yorkshire -3 6 £385 - 11
Oxfordshire -14 5 £416 +3.93% 4
West Yorkshire - 5 £423 - 9
Northampton - 5 £453 -
Stirling - 4 £450 - 2
Cheshire - 4 £400 - 1
Essex +4 3 £388 +3.33% 2
Berkshire +3 3 £488 +0.51% 6
West Midlands +1 3 £370 +21.31% 5
Manchester -5 3 £380 +3.40% 11
Leeds - 3 £460 - 8
Altrincham - 3 £380 - 2
North East -11 2 £300 -20.00% 1
South Wales -14 2 £425 +0.29%
Oxford -15 2 £441 +10.17% 4
Wales -19 2 £425 +0.29%

Senior Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 557 (100.00%) Java
2 306 (54.94%) Agile Software Development
3 247 (44.34%) Spring
4 190 (34.11%) TDD
5 159 (28.55%) Hibernate
6 152 (27.29%) HTML
7 135 (24.24%) SQL
7 135 (24.24%) Scrum
8 125 (22.44%) J2EE
9 119 (21.36%) JavaScript
10 117 (21.01%) Web Services
10 117 (21.01%) Finance
11 116 (20.83%) Banking
11 116 (20.83%) Oracle
12 96 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
12 96 (17.24%) REST
13 95 (17.06%) Relational Database
14 91 (16.34%) Maven
15 90 (16.16%) Linux
16 88 (15.80%) UNIX
17 86 (15.44%) BDD
17 86 (15.44%) Multithreading
18 78 (14.00%) XML
19 77 (13.82%) CSS
20 73 (13.11%) Front Office
21 72 (12.93%) Git (software)
22 71 (12.75%) MVC
23 67 (12.03%) JBoss
24 66 (11.85%) JUnit
25 58 (10.41%) Investment Banking

Senior Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 67 (12.03%) JBoss
2 39 (7.00%) Tomcat
3 33 (5.92%) Apache
4 25 (4.49%) WebLogic
5 23 (4.13%) WebSphere
6 15 (2.69%) CMS
7 11 (1.97%) Oracle Coherence
8 10 (1.80%) WebSphere Application Server
8 10 (1.80%) Jetty
9 8 (1.44%) Node.js
10 7 (1.26%) Mule
10 7 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (1.26%) Apache ServiceMix
10 7 (1.26%) Adobe CQ
11 5 (0.90%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.54%) Confluence
12 3 (0.54%) WebLogic Portal
13 2 (0.36%) FileNet
13 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Process Server
13 2 (0.36%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 1 (0.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (1.62%) RMDS
2 7 (1.26%) ION MarketView
3 6 (1.08%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.72%) GitHub
3 4 (0.72%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.36%) IaaS
5 2 (0.36%) SaaS
6 1 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (6.28%) HTTP
2 12 (2.15%) LDAP
3 3 (0.54%) Internet
4 2 (0.36%) NFC
4 2 (0.36%) AMQP
5 1 (0.18%) SNMP
5 1 (0.18%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (17.06%) Relational Database
2 53 (9.52%) MongoDB
3 29 (5.21%) Neo4j
4 26 (4.67%) RDBMS
5 23 (4.13%) Oracle Database
6 21 (3.77%) MySQL
7 20 (3.59%) SQL Server
8 19 (3.41%) NoSQL
9 18 (3.23%) Hadoop
10 14 (2.51%) Big Data
11 12 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (2.15%) DB2
12 9 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
12 9 (1.62%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (0.90%) Couchbase
13 5 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
15 2 (0.36%) OLAP
15 2 (0.36%) Datomic
15 2 (0.36%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 91 (16.34%) Maven
2 72 (12.93%) Git (software)
3 66 (11.85%) JUnit
4 58 (10.41%) Subversion
5 43 (7.72%) Ant
6 38 (6.82%) Eclipse
7 35 (6.28%) Jenkins
8 33 (5.92%) JIRA
9 30 (5.39%) Selenium
10 18 (3.23%) Cucumber
11 15 (2.69%) jMock
12 14 (2.51%) TeamCity
13 12 (2.15%) ClearCase
14 10 (1.80%) Mockito
15 9 (1.62%) Hudson
15 9 (1.62%) Redmine
15 9 (1.62%) Apache Ivy
15 9 (1.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 9 (1.62%) CruiseControl
16 7 (1.26%) Checkstyle
General
1 117 (21.01%) Finance
2 116 (20.83%) Banking
3 73 (13.11%) Front Office
4 58 (10.41%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.15%) Back Office
6 11 (1.97%) Publishing
7 6 (1.08%) Games
7 6 (1.08%) Law
7 6 (1.08%) Marketing
8 5 (0.90%) Retail
9 4 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.72%) Advertising
9 4 (0.72%) Electronics
9 4 (0.72%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.36%) iGaming
11 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.18%) French Language
11 1 (0.18%) German Language
11 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.18%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 247 (44.34%) Spring
2 159 (28.55%) Hibernate
3 152 (27.29%) HTML
4 125 (22.44%) J2EE
5 117 (21.01%) Web Services
6 96 (17.24%) REST
7 78 (14.00%) XML
8 77 (13.82%) CSS
9 53 (9.52%) Java EE
9 53 (9.52%) Spring MVC
10 51 (9.16%) Struts
11 47 (8.44%) JMS
12 46 (8.26%) SOAP
13 43 (7.72%) JAX-RS
14 38 (6.82%) RESTful
15 37 (6.64%) jQuery
16 36 (6.46%) JSP
17 29 (5.21%) JSON
17 29 (5.21%) JPA
18 25 (4.49%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 30 (5.39%) Open Source
3 26 (4.67%) Derivative
4 25 (4.49%) Computer Science
5 23 (4.13%) Fixed Income
6 19 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (3.05%) Data Structures
8 13 (2.33%) Equity Derivative
9 11 (1.97%) Equities
10 10 (1.80%) Market Risk
11 6 (1.08%) Grid Computing
11 6 (1.08%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.90%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (0.90%) N-Tier
13 4 (0.72%) DTV
13 4 (0.72%) Digital Media
13 4 (0.72%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.72%) Credit Risk
13 4 (0.72%) User Experience
14 3 (0.54%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 90 (16.16%) Linux
2 88 (15.80%) UNIX
3 41 (7.36%) Mac OS X
4 6 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (0.90%) Windows
6 2 (0.36%) Solaris
6 2 (0.36%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.18%) CentOS
7 1 (0.18%) Android
7 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (54.94%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (34.11%) TDD
3 135 (24.24%) Scrum
4 96 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
5 86 (15.44%) BDD
5 86 (15.44%) Multithreading
6 71 (12.75%) MVC
7 55 (9.87%) OO
8 49 (8.80%) Low Latency
9 43 (7.72%) SOA
10 39 (7.00%) Web Design
10 39 (7.00%) Responsive Web Design
11 35 (6.28%) Web Development
12 32 (5.75%) User Stories
13 28 (5.03%) Performance Tuning
13 28 (5.03%) E-Commerce
13 28 (5.03%) Mentoring
14 26 (4.67%) Unit Testing
14 26 (4.67%) Kanban
15 25 (4.49%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 557 (100.00%) Java
2 135 (24.24%) SQL
3 119 (21.36%) JavaScript
4 41 (7.36%) PL/SQL
5 31 (5.57%) C#
6 27 (4.85%) Scala
7 18 (3.23%) Python
8 16 (2.87%) Ruby
8 16 (2.87%) Perl
9 14 (2.51%) C++
10 11 (1.97%) C
10 11 (1.97%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.80%) Bash Shell
12 9 (1.62%) PHP
13 8 (1.44%) Lua
14 7 (1.26%) Groovy
15 6 (1.08%) Clojure
16 4 (0.72%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.36%) SPARQL
18 1 (0.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 38 (6.82%) Degree
2 27 (4.85%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.44%) DV Cleared
4 7 (1.26%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.26%) Sun Certification
5 3 (0.54%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.03%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.36%) Shibboleth
1 2 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.18%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 6 (1.08%) Puppet
2 2 (0.36%) Control-M
2 2 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.36%) yum
3 1 (0.18%) OpenIDM
3 1 (0.18%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.18%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 116 (20.83%) Oracle
2 39 (7.00%) Sybase
3 15 (2.69%) IBM
4 14 (2.51%) Red Hat
5 10 (1.80%) ION Trading
5 10 (1.80%) TIBCO
6 8 (1.44%) Adobe
6 8 (1.44%) SAP
7 7 (1.26%) Canoo
7 7 (1.26%) FatWire
8 6 (1.08%) 29West
9 4 (0.72%) BEA
9 4 (0.72%) Sun
9 4 (0.72%) JD Edwards
9 4 (0.72%) StreamBase
9 4 (0.72%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.54%) hybris
10 3 (0.54%) Guidewire
11 2 (0.36%) ATG
11 2 (0.36%) Perforce
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