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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Java Developer
Rank 351 388 384
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 260 186 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.36% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.39% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 156 137
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£478 £525 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.95% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £385 £355
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +8.45%
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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +13 222 £500 -4.76% 82
London +26 164 £525 -4.54% 50
City of London +16 57 £550 -4.34% 15
Scotland +17 30 £425 +13.33% 2
East of England 0 14 £425 +4.93% 5
South West -18 12 £478 - 3
Essex 0 11 £425 +10.38% 2
Edinburgh -5 11 £425 +13.33% 2
North West -5 10 £390 +9.09% 5
South East -30 9 £400 -11.11% 9
Gloucestershire - 9 £478 -
Glasgow - 9 £413 -
Lancashire - 8 £413 -
Yorkshire -5 7 £380 - 7
Stirling - 7 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £385 - 5
Oxfordshire -15 4 £400 -0.12%
Leeds - 4 £418 - 5
Berkshire -9 2 £500 +6.95% 6
Cambridgeshire -11 2 £475 +11.76% 2
North Yorkshire - 2 £325 - 1
North East - 2 £300 -
Cambridge 0 1 £475 +11.76%
Surrey -4 1 £350 - 1
West Midlands -6 1 £370 +21.31% 3
Manchester -13 1 £380 +4.82% 4
Bristol -16 1 £500 - 2
Coventry - 1 £370 - 1
Altrincham - 1 £380 - 2
Norwich - 1 - -

Senior Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 529 (100.00%) Java
2 287 (54.25%) Agile Software Development
3 250 (47.26%) Spring
4 173 (32.70%) TDD
5 168 (31.76%) Hibernate
6 140 (26.47%) HTML
7 136 (25.71%) Scrum
8 135 (25.52%) SQL
9 123 (23.25%) Oracle
10 119 (22.50%) J2EE
11 118 (22.31%) Web Services
12 110 (20.79%) Finance
13 107 (20.23%) Banking
14 105 (19.85%) JavaScript
15 92 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
16 91 (17.20%) Relational Database
17 90 (17.01%) REST
18 89 (16.82%) XML
19 84 (15.88%) Maven
20 81 (15.31%) BDD
21 78 (14.74%) Multithreading
22 77 (14.56%) MVC
23 74 (13.99%) UNIX
23 74 (13.99%) CSS
24 72 (13.61%) Front Office
25 69 (13.04%) Linux
26 68 (12.85%) JUnit
27 63 (11.91%) Git (software)
28 61 (11.53%) OO
28 61 (11.53%) Investment Banking

Senior Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 55 (10.40%) JBoss
2 40 (7.56%) Tomcat
3 36 (6.81%) Apache
4 26 (4.91%) WebLogic
5 22 (4.16%) WebSphere
6 16 (3.02%) CMS
7 12 (2.27%) Oracle Coherence
8 11 (2.08%) Jetty
8 11 (2.08%) Apache ServiceMix
9 10 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
10 7 (1.32%) Adobe CQ
10 7 (1.32%) Mule
11 6 (1.13%) Confluence
12 5 (0.95%) Node.js
12 5 (0.95%) MQSeries
12 5 (0.95%) Alfresco
13 3 (0.57%) GlassFish
13 3 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.57%) WebLogic Portal
13 3 (0.57%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (0.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (1.89%) RMDS
2 7 (1.32%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.95%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.76%) GitHub
4 3 (0.57%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.38%) SaaS
5 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.43%) HTTP
2 13 (2.46%) LDAP
3 3 (0.57%) AMQP
3 3 (0.57%) Internet
4 1 (0.19%) Firewall
4 1 (0.19%) SSH
4 1 (0.19%) SNMP
4 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (17.20%) Relational Database
2 50 (9.45%) MongoDB
3 25 (4.73%) Neo4j
4 24 (4.54%) MySQL
5 22 (4.16%) RDBMS
5 22 (4.16%) NoSQL
5 22 (4.16%) Oracle Database
6 21 (3.97%) SQL Server
7 19 (3.59%) Hadoop
8 14 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (2.65%) Big Data
9 10 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (1.89%) DB2
9 10 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.95%) Redis
12 4 (0.76%) CouchDB
13 2 (0.38%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.38%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 84 (15.88%) Maven
2 68 (12.85%) JUnit
3 63 (11.91%) Git (software)
4 50 (9.45%) Subversion
5 41 (7.75%) Eclipse
6 37 (6.99%) Jenkins
7 35 (6.62%) Ant
8 34 (6.43%) JIRA
9 25 (4.73%) Selenium
10 15 (2.84%) TeamCity
11 14 (2.65%) jMock
12 13 (2.46%) Cucumber
13 10 (1.89%) Mockito
13 10 (1.89%) ClearCase
14 9 (1.70%) Hudson
14 9 (1.70%) Redmine
15 8 (1.51%) JMeter
15 8 (1.51%) CruiseControl
15 8 (1.51%) Apache Ivy
16 7 (1.32%) Checkstyle
General
1 110 (20.79%) Finance
2 107 (20.23%) Banking
3 72 (13.61%) Front Office
4 61 (11.53%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.51%) Publishing
6 6 (1.13%) Back Office
7 5 (0.95%) Games
7 5 (0.95%) Marketing
8 4 (0.76%) Law
8 4 (0.76%) Advertising
9 3 (0.57%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.57%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.57%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.57%) Electronics
9 3 (0.57%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.38%) Retail
11 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.19%) French Language
11 1 (0.19%) German Language
11 1 (0.19%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (47.26%) Spring
2 168 (31.76%) Hibernate
3 140 (26.47%) HTML
4 119 (22.50%) J2EE
5 118 (22.31%) Web Services
6 90 (17.01%) REST
7 89 (16.82%) XML
8 74 (13.99%) CSS
9 58 (10.96%) Java EE
10 55 (10.40%) Spring MVC
11 50 (9.45%) SOAP
12 47 (8.88%) Struts
13 46 (8.70%) jQuery
14 44 (8.32%) RESTful
15 42 (7.94%) JSP
16 37 (6.99%) JMS
16 37 (6.99%) JPA
17 34 (6.43%) JSON
18 33 (6.24%) JAX-RS
19 24 (4.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 31 (5.86%) Open Source
3 27 (5.10%) Derivative
4 25 (4.73%) Fixed Income
5 23 (4.35%) Computer Science
6 22 (4.16%) Data Structures
7 21 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.89%) Market Risk
8 10 (1.89%) Equity Derivative
8 10 (1.89%) Equities
9 9 (1.70%) Algorithms
10 8 (1.51%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (1.51%) Grid Computing
11 7 (1.32%) Credit Risk
12 6 (1.13%) Digital Media
12 6 (1.13%) Hedge funds
12 6 (1.13%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.95%) User Experience
14 4 (0.76%) Credit Derivative
14 4 (0.76%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 74 (13.99%) UNIX
2 69 (13.04%) Linux
3 34 (6.43%) Mac OS X
4 5 (0.95%) Windows
4 5 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.38%) Android
5 2 (0.38%) CentOS
5 2 (0.38%) Solaris
6 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.19%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (54.25%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (32.70%) TDD
3 136 (25.71%) Scrum
4 92 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
5 81 (15.31%) BDD
6 78 (14.74%) Multithreading
7 77 (14.56%) MVC
8 61 (11.53%) OO
9 55 (10.40%) Low Latency
10 46 (8.70%) SOA
11 35 (6.62%) Web Design
11 35 (6.62%) Responsive Web Design
12 33 (6.24%) Web Development
13 32 (6.05%) Mentoring
14 29 (5.48%) User Stories
15 28 (5.29%) E-Commerce
16 27 (5.10%) Software Engineering
16 27 (5.10%) Unit Testing
16 27 (5.10%) Kanban
17 23 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 529 (100.00%) Java
2 135 (25.52%) SQL
3 105 (19.85%) JavaScript
4 44 (8.32%) PL/SQL
5 27 (5.10%) C#
5 27 (5.10%) Scala
6 13 (2.46%) Ruby
7 12 (2.27%) Python
7 12 (2.27%) C++
7 12 (2.27%) Shell Script
8 10 (1.89%) Groovy
8 10 (1.89%) C
8 10 (1.89%) Perl
9 9 (1.70%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.70%) Clojure
10 8 (1.51%) PHP
11 7 (1.32%) Lua
12 4 (0.76%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.38%) XQuery
13 2 (0.38%) Golang
Qualifications
1 37 (6.99%) Degree
2 26 (4.91%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.89%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.32%) DV Cleared
4 7 (1.32%) Sun Certification
5 3 (0.57%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.73%) QA
System Software
1 3 (0.57%) Shibboleth
2 2 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.19%) RHEV
3 1 (0.19%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (1.13%) Puppet
2 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.38%) yum
3 1 (0.19%) OpenIDM
3 1 (0.19%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 123 (23.25%) Oracle
2 35 (6.62%) Sybase
3 14 (2.65%) IBM
4 13 (2.46%) Red Hat
4 13 (2.46%) TIBCO
5 8 (1.51%) ION Trading
5 8 (1.51%) 29West
5 8 (1.51%) Adobe
6 7 (1.32%) SAP
6 7 (1.32%) FatWire
6 7 (1.32%) Canoo
7 6 (1.13%) Atlassian
8 5 (0.95%) Google
9 4 (0.76%) hybris
9 4 (0.76%) Sun
9 4 (0.76%) JD Edwards
9 4 (0.76%) HP
9 4 (0.76%) BEA
9 4 (0.76%) Informatica
9 4 (0.76%) StreamBase
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