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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Java Developer
Rank 335 399 353
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -46
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 301 199 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.37% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.40% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 140 172
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £660
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £425 £383
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £44.00 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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
51527 50292 44718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.33% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31396 30820 25579
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% -3.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2008 2205
Average hourly rate £17.30 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +52 247 £475 +3.26% 120
London +43 170 £545 +3.80% 72
Scotland +24 45 £415 -2.92% 4
City of London +6 38 £541 -1.59% 27
Glasgow +7 20 £440 +41.93% 2
East of England +19 16 £406 -0.91% 5
South West +11 14 £413 -2.94% 7
Essex +14 13 £425 +13.33% 2
Yorkshire -2 13 £438 +16.66% 4
Gloucestershire -2 12 £413 -2.94%
South East -22 12 £388 -12.67% 14
Stirling - 12 £415 -
West Yorkshire -7 11 £413 +10.00% 1
North West -21 11 £400 -9.09% 10
Leeds -13 10 £413 +10.00% 1
Cheltenham -4 7 £463 +8.82%
Edinburgh -2 5 £410 -4.09% 1
Cheshire -5 5 £395 -7.05% 3
Manchester -14 5 £450 - 7
East Midlands - 5 £475 -
West Midlands - 4 £400 - 6
Gloucester - 4 £406 -
Hertfordshire +5 3 £388 -5.48% 1
Berkshire -3 3 £400 +45.45% 4
Oxfordshire -17 3 £440 - 1
Warwickshire - 3 £400 - 4
Watford +5 2 £388 -5.48%
South Wales +2 2 - - 1
Surrey -1 2 - - 6
Wales -5 2 - - 1

Senior Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 580 (100.00%) Java
2 336 (57.93%) Agile Software Development
3 265 (45.69%) Spring
4 222 (38.28%) TDD
5 157 (27.07%) Hibernate
6 150 (25.86%) Scrum
7 146 (25.17%) Finance
8 143 (24.66%) J2EE
9 141 (24.31%) JavaScript
10 136 (23.45%) HTML
11 134 (23.10%) Web Services
12 133 (22.93%) SQL
12 133 (22.93%) Banking
13 104 (17.93%) Continuous Integration
13 104 (17.93%) BDD
14 103 (17.76%) Maven
15 102 (17.59%) REST
16 96 (16.55%) Oracle
17 91 (15.69%) Linux
18 86 (14.83%) Multithreading
19 81 (13.97%) Relational Database
20 80 (13.79%) Investment Banking
21 76 (13.10%) Front Office
21 76 (13.10%) CSS
22 74 (12.76%) UNIX
23 73 (12.59%) MVC
24 71 (12.24%) XML
24 71 (12.24%) OO
25 67 (11.55%) JUnit
25 67 (11.55%) JMS

Senior Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 63 (10.86%) JBoss
2 43 (7.41%) Tomcat
3 42 (7.24%) WebSphere
4 31 (5.34%) WebLogic
5 28 (4.83%) Apache
6 19 (3.28%) WebSphere Application Server
7 14 (2.41%) CMS
8 12 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (1.90%) GlassFish
9 11 (1.90%) Mule
10 10 (1.72%) Oracle Coherence
10 10 (1.72%) Node.js
11 8 (1.38%) MQSeries
11 8 (1.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 5 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.86%) Mule ESB
13 4 (0.69%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.69%) FileNet
14 3 (0.52%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 2 (0.34%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (1.55%) ION MarketView
2 7 (1.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.69%) Oracle 11i
3 4 (0.69%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.69%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.34%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (0.34%) IaaS
5 1 (0.17%) GitHub
5 1 (0.17%) SaaS
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.79%) HTTP
2 7 (1.21%) Internet
3 6 (1.03%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.52%) X.509
4 3 (0.52%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.52%) LDAP
5 2 (0.34%) SNMP
5 2 (0.34%) Firewall
5 2 (0.34%) NFC
6 1 (0.17%) AMQP
6 1 (0.17%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (13.97%) Relational Database
2 42 (7.24%) MongoDB
3 27 (4.66%) RDBMS
4 23 (3.97%) Hadoop
5 18 (3.10%) Big Data
5 18 (3.10%) DB2
6 17 (2.93%) SQL Server
6 17 (2.93%) Oracle Database
6 17 (2.93%) NoSQL
7 15 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (2.41%) Neo4j
9 7 (1.21%) MySQL
10 6 (1.03%) Pentaho
11 5 (0.86%) Couchbase
11 5 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.86%) KDB
12 4 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.69%) Oracle8/8i Database
12 4 (0.69%) Oracle9i Database
12 4 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 103 (17.76%) Maven
2 67 (11.55%) JUnit
3 54 (9.31%) Git (software)
3 54 (9.31%) Ant
4 52 (8.97%) Subversion
5 37 (6.38%) Selenium
6 33 (5.69%) Eclipse
7 32 (5.52%) Jenkins
8 30 (5.17%) JIRA
9 21 (3.62%) Cucumber
10 14 (2.41%) ClearCase
10 14 (2.41%) Mockito
11 13 (2.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 12 (2.07%) Hudson
12 12 (2.07%) WebDriver
13 10 (1.72%) jMock
13 10 (1.72%) Artifactory
13 10 (1.72%) Apache Ivy
14 8 (1.38%) TeamCity
15 6 (1.03%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 146 (25.17%) Finance
2 133 (22.93%) Banking
3 80 (13.79%) Investment Banking
4 76 (13.10%) Front Office
5 19 (3.28%) Marketing
6 13 (2.24%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.55%) Back Office
8 8 (1.38%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.21%) Publishing
9 7 (1.21%) Electronics
10 5 (0.86%) Law
10 5 (0.86%) Games
11 4 (0.69%) Legal
11 4 (0.69%) Automotive
12 3 (0.52%) Retail
13 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.34%) iGaming
14 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.17%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (45.69%) Spring
2 157 (27.07%) Hibernate
3 143 (24.66%) J2EE
4 136 (23.45%) HTML
5 134 (23.10%) Web Services
6 102 (17.59%) REST
7 76 (13.10%) CSS
8 71 (12.24%) XML
9 67 (11.55%) JMS
10 63 (10.86%) SOAP
11 54 (9.31%) Spring MVC
12 47 (8.10%) RESTful
13 46 (7.93%) JPA
14 40 (6.90%) JAX-RS
14 40 (6.90%) Struts
15 37 (6.38%) jQuery
16 36 (6.21%) JSON
17 33 (5.69%) JSP
18 32 (5.52%) HTML5
19 28 (4.83%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 34 (5.86%) Computer Science
2 34 (5.86%) Derivative
3 33 (5.69%) Open Source
4 26 (4.48%) Equities
5 20 (3.45%) Fixed Income
6 17 (2.93%) Equity Derivative
7 14 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (1.21%) Digital Media
8 7 (1.21%) Market Risk
8 7 (1.21%) DTV
9 5 (0.86%) User Experience
10 4 (0.69%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.69%) GIS
10 4 (0.69%) Mathematics
10 4 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.52%) Reference Data
11 3 (0.52%) Credit Derivative
11 3 (0.52%) Clustering
12 2 (0.34%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 91 (15.69%) Linux
2 74 (12.76%) UNIX
3 19 (3.28%) Mac OS X
4 17 (2.93%) Windows
5 12 (2.07%) Solaris
6 3 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.34%) CentOS
8 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (57.93%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (38.28%) TDD
3 150 (25.86%) Scrum
4 104 (17.93%) Continuous Integration
4 104 (17.93%) BDD
5 86 (14.83%) Multithreading
6 73 (12.59%) MVC
7 71 (12.24%) OO
8 54 (9.31%) Software Engineering
9 49 (8.45%) Low Latency
10 39 (6.72%) Unit Testing
11 35 (6.03%) Kanban
12 34 (5.86%) E-Commerce
12 34 (5.86%) SOA
13 33 (5.69%) User Stories
14 25 (4.31%) UML
14 25 (4.31%) Performance Tuning
15 24 (4.14%) Pair Programming
16 23 (3.97%) OOP
17 22 (3.79%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 580 (100.00%) Java
2 141 (24.31%) JavaScript
3 133 (22.93%) SQL
4 36 (6.21%) Scala
4 36 (6.21%) Python
5 35 (6.03%) C#
6 24 (4.14%) Perl
7 22 (3.79%) Ruby
8 16 (2.76%) PHP
9 13 (2.24%) C++
10 10 (1.72%) Lua
11 9 (1.55%) Bash Shell
11 9 (1.55%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.38%) C
12 8 (1.38%) Groovy
13 6 (1.03%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.69%) XPath
14 4 (0.69%) Clojure
15 3 (0.52%) Haskell
15 3 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (9.48%) Degree
2 42 (7.24%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.90%) DV Cleared
4 9 (1.55%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.03%) Sun Certification
6 4 (0.69%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.93%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (0.52%) TIBCO Hawk
2 2 (0.34%) Control-M
2 2 (0.34%) OpenIDM
3 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.17%) Puppet
3 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 96 (16.55%) Oracle
2 47 (8.10%) Sybase
3 20 (3.45%) IBM
4 12 (2.07%) ION Trading
5 11 (1.90%) TIBCO
6 10 (1.72%) SAP
7 9 (1.55%) Red Hat
8 8 (1.38%) hybris
9 7 (1.21%) Adobe
10 6 (1.03%) Talend
11 5 (0.86%) FatWire
11 5 (0.86%) Sun
12 4 (0.69%) JD Edwards
12 4 (0.69%) Canoo
13 3 (0.52%) ForgeRock
13 3 (0.52%) Vertica
13 3 (0.52%) Cloudera
13 3 (0.52%) Atlassian
13 3 (0.52%) ESRI
13 3 (0.52%) Microsoft
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