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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Java Developer
Rank 288 343 384
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +41
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 410 299 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.80% 0.58% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.61% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 225 144
Average daily rate £525 £483 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.80% +1.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £364 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
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
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +67 376 £538 +7.50% 139
London +35 224 £575 +7.98% 58
South East +40 49 £420 +5.00% 24
City of London +37 45 £588 +6.81% 19
Yorkshire +10 34 £450 +36.36% 9
North West -7 31 £425 +6.25% 9
West Yorkshire +10 28 £450 +25.87% 7
Leeds +13 27 £450 +36.36% 6
Scotland -22 20 £400 -9.09% 4
East of England +16 19 £550 +41.93% 4
South West +1 13 £400 -11.11% 13
Lancashire +1 13 £433 +6.46%
Essex +7 12 £555 +43.22% 1
Edinburgh -6 12 £385 +6.20% 2
Manchester -9 11 £413 +8.55% 9
Buckinghamshire - 11 £355 - 6
Surrey - 11 £420 - 7
Milton Keynes - 11 £355 - 5
Berkshire +11 10 £475 - 8
Reading - 10 £475 - 5
Southend-on-Sea - 10 £555 -
Fleetwood - 9 £433 -
Northern Ireland +8 8 £325 -10.34%
Belfast +7 8 £325 -10.34%
County Antrim +6 8 £325 -10.34%
Cambridgeshire +15 7 £550 - 1
Cambridge - 7 £550 - 1
Hampshire +11 5 £370 +5.71% 1
Cheshire -3 5 £413 +3.77%
Croydon -6 5 £375 -6.25%

Senior Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 792 (100.00%) Java
2 468 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
3 359 (45.33%) TDD
4 335 (42.30%) Spring
5 273 (34.47%) HTML
6 228 (28.79%) JavaScript
7 207 (26.14%) REST
8 189 (23.86%) Finance
9 188 (23.74%) Scrum
10 187 (23.61%) Hibernate
11 167 (21.09%) Web Services
12 166 (20.96%) SQL
13 164 (20.71%) Unix
14 162 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
15 158 (19.95%) Linux
16 156 (19.70%) Maven
17 154 (19.44%) Git (software)
18 151 (19.07%) CSS
19 149 (18.81%) Oracle
20 146 (18.43%) Banking
21 142 (17.93%) BDD
22 133 (16.79%) XML
23 115 (14.52%) Subversion
24 114 (14.39%) NoSQL
25 111 (14.02%) Multithreading
26 109 (13.76%) Pair Programming
26 109 (13.76%) J2EE
26 109 (13.76%) Jenkins
27 104 (13.13%) OO
27 104 (13.13%) HTTP

Senior Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 81 (10.23%) Tomcat
2 54 (6.82%) Node.js
3 51 (6.44%) JBoss
4 47 (5.93%) Apache
5 31 (3.91%) WebLogic
6 27 (3.41%) Jetty
7 24 (3.03%) WebSphere
8 19 (2.40%) Oracle Coherence
9 16 (2.02%) Confluence
10 12 (1.52%) CMS
11 9 (1.14%) Alfresco
11 9 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (1.14%) Mule
11 9 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
12 8 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 8 (1.01%) GlassFish
13 7 (0.88%) Apache Solr
14 6 (0.76%) Apache Spark
15 5 (0.63%) GemFire
16 4 (0.51%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (1.89%) OpenText Process Suite
2 7 (0.88%) ION MarketView
3 6 (0.76%) RMDS
4 4 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.25%) BigMachines
6 2 (0.25%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.13%) OpenX
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 62 (7.83%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.77%) GitHub
3 8 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (0.63%) Amazon Kinesis
6 5 (0.63%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (0.63%) SaaS
7 3 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.38%) PaaS
8 2 (0.25%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.13%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 104 (13.13%) HTTP
2 47 (5.93%) TCP/IP
3 15 (1.89%) Internet
4 13 (1.64%) SSL
5 2 (0.25%) DSL
5 2 (0.25%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.25%) SSH
6 1 (0.13%) Extranet
6 1 (0.13%) Firewall
6 1 (0.13%) Intranet
6 1 (0.13%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.13%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.13%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (14.39%) NoSQL
2 101 (12.75%) MongoDB
3 90 (11.36%) Relational Database
4 72 (9.09%) MySQL
5 58 (7.32%) Apache Cassandra
6 48 (6.06%) Neo4j
7 46 (5.81%) Big Data
8 44 (5.56%) Oracle Database
9 42 (5.30%) Hadoop
10 30 (3.79%) SQL Server
11 27 (3.41%) Oracle Database 11g
12 24 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
13 17 (2.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 14 (1.77%) RDBMS
15 12 (1.52%) HBase
16 11 (1.39%) Hazelcast
17 10 (1.26%) Riak
18 8 (1.01%) CouchDB
18 8 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
19 5 (0.63%) DB2
Development Applications
1 156 (19.70%) Maven
2 154 (19.44%) Git (software)
3 115 (14.52%) Subversion
4 109 (13.76%) Jenkins
5 92 (11.62%) JUnit
6 80 (10.10%) Mockito
7 62 (7.83%) Cucumber
8 55 (6.94%) Eclipse
9 50 (6.31%) JIRA
10 47 (5.93%) Gradle
11 44 (5.56%) Ant
12 21 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 20 (2.53%) Selenium
14 19 (2.40%) Toad
15 15 (1.89%) JMeter
16 13 (1.64%) Hudson
16 13 (1.64%) Mercurial
17 12 (1.52%) jMock
18 11 (1.39%) JBehave
19 10 (1.26%) JProfiler
General
1 189 (23.86%) Finance
2 146 (18.43%) Banking
3 66 (8.33%) Front Office
4 56 (7.07%) Investment Banking
5 19 (2.40%) Retail
6 14 (1.77%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.39%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.26%) Games
9 6 (0.76%) Marketing
9 6 (0.76%) Publishing
10 5 (0.63%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.51%) Billing
11 4 (0.51%) Electronics
12 3 (0.38%) Law
13 2 (0.25%) Back Office
13 2 (0.25%) Legal
14 1 (0.13%) Advertising
14 1 (0.13%) Automotive
14 1 (0.13%) French Language
14 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 335 (42.30%) Spring
2 273 (34.47%) HTML
3 207 (26.14%) REST
4 187 (23.61%) Hibernate
5 167 (21.09%) Web Services
6 151 (19.07%) CSS
7 133 (16.79%) XML
8 109 (13.76%) J2EE
9 94 (11.87%) RESTful
10 91 (11.49%) HTML5
11 89 (11.24%) JMS
12 80 (10.10%) AngularJS
13 75 (9.47%) jQuery
13 75 (9.47%) SOAP
14 74 (9.34%) Java EE
15 67 (8.46%) JAX-RS
16 66 (8.33%) JPA
17 53 (6.69%) JSON
18 47 (5.93%) JSP
19 43 (5.43%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 67 (8.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 34 (4.29%) Derivative
3 25 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.16%) Equities
4 22 (2.78%) Fixed Income
5 20 (2.53%) Computer Science
6 18 (2.27%) N-Tier
7 13 (1.64%) Equity Derivative
8 12 (1.52%) Data Structures
9 11 (1.39%) Algorithms
9 11 (1.39%) Fintech
9 11 (1.39%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.26%) Blog
10 10 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.26%) Grid Computing
11 9 (1.14%) Data Integration
12 7 (0.88%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 7 (0.88%) Market Risk
13 5 (0.63%) Credit Risk
14 4 (0.51%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 164 (20.71%) Unix
2 158 (19.95%) Linux
3 68 (8.59%) Mac OS X
4 17 (2.15%) Windows
5 10 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.01%) CentOS
7 7 (0.88%) Android
7 7 (0.88%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.88%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.38%) Solaris
9 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.13%) SUSE
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 468 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 359 (45.33%) TDD
3 188 (23.74%) Scrum
4 162 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
5 142 (17.93%) BDD
6 111 (14.02%) Multithreading
7 109 (13.76%) Pair Programming
8 104 (13.13%) OO
9 84 (10.61%) Kanban
10 80 (10.10%) Low Latency
11 74 (9.34%) SOA
12 68 (8.59%) Responsive Web Design
13 59 (7.45%) MVC
13 59 (7.45%) Open Source
14 57 (7.20%) Unit Testing
15 56 (7.07%) Web Design
16 54 (6.82%) Software Engineering
17 52 (6.57%) Mentoring
18 51 (6.44%) DevOps
19 49 (6.19%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 792 (100.00%) Java
2 228 (28.79%) JavaScript
3 166 (20.96%) SQL
4 96 (12.12%) Python
5 78 (9.85%) Scala
6 58 (7.32%) Groovy
7 56 (7.07%) Ruby
8 44 (5.56%) PL/SQL
9 35 (4.42%) C#
10 30 (3.79%) Shell Script
11 25 (3.16%) Perl
12 23 (2.90%) C++
13 16 (2.02%) Jython
14 15 (1.89%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 14 (1.77%) PHP
16 11 (1.39%) Bash Shell
17 9 (1.14%) Smalltalk
18 4 (0.51%) C
18 4 (0.51%) Clojure
18 4 (0.51%) JPQL
Qualifications
1 66 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 37 (4.67%) Degree
3 28 (3.54%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (1.01%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.25%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.25%) PhD
7 1 (0.13%) OCMJD
7 1 (0.13%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.13%) OCPJWCD
7 1 (0.13%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.16%) Disclosure Scotland
2 20 (2.53%) QA
3 1 (0.13%) Basel III
3 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.13%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 18 (2.27%) Docker
2 2 (0.25%) Platform Symphony
2 2 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.13%) HDFS
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (3.91%) Puppet
2 19 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (1.52%) Graphite
4 9 (1.14%) MOM
5 6 (0.76%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 3 (0.38%) Control-M
7 2 (0.25%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.13%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.13%) Nagios
8 1 (0.13%) Oozie
8 1 (0.13%) Opsview
Vendors
1 149 (18.81%) Oracle
2 23 (2.90%) Sybase
3 18 (2.27%) TIBCO
4 11 (1.39%) Atlassian
4 11 (1.39%) IBM
4 11 (1.39%) SOASTA, Inc
5 10 (1.26%) Adobe
6 9 (1.14%) Solace
7 8 (1.01%) Vertica
8 7 (0.88%) Google
8 7 (0.88%) ION Trading
9 6 (0.76%) Microsoft
9 6 (0.76%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.63%) DataSynapse
10 5 (0.63%) SAP
10 5 (0.63%) VMware
11 4 (0.51%) FatWire
11 4 (0.51%) WorldPay
12 3 (0.38%) MuleSoft
12 3 (0.38%) Sonatype
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 400/Day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Coded People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates or excellent salary, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates or excellent salary, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 400/Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £650 - £675 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wrexham, Clwyd
TEKsystems
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Huxley
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Scotland
Huxley
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Camberley
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Ltd
Rate: £360 - £380 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Glasgow
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
London
OCC Computer Personnel
Rate: £310 - 340 per day + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago