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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Java Developer
Rank 366 406 324
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -82
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 279 209 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.38% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.41% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 155 233
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£478 £490 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.44% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £635
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £55.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 - £45.00

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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +17 237 £500 - 150
London +18 153 £550 - 76
City of London +8 55 £575 +6.97% 24
East of England +30 31 £500 +53.84% 7
Scotland +2 30 £407 +15.31% 5
South East -3 25 £375 -12.79% 13
Essex - 19 £550 - 3
Glasgow +7 11 £375 +6.76% 3
South West -9 11 £413 -8.33% 16
Southend-on-Sea - 9 £583 -
Stirling +3 8 £410 +9.40%
Edinburgh -4 8 £413 +11.48% 1
North West -26 8 £475 +24.59% 17
Cambridgeshire - 8 £388 -
Oxfordshire - 8 £425 - 2
Gloucestershire +5 7 £463 +2.77% 1
Surrey +2 6 £475 +11.76% 1
West Sussex -3 5 £350 - 1
Oxford - 5 £463 - 2
Berkshire +4 4 £375 - 7
Hertfordshire -1 4 - - 3
Manchester -6 4 £475 +22.58% 9
Cheshire -6 4 £400 -25.92% 8
Horsham - 4 £350 -
Wales -1 3 £373 -0.66% 1
Reading -2 3 - - 4
Cheltenham -5 3 £478 +6.22% 1
Bristol -5 3 £413 -2.94% 7
Leeds -26 3 £375 - 5
West Yorkshire -27 3 £375 - 5

Senior Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 583 (100.00%) Java
2 318 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 268 (45.97%) Spring
4 229 (39.28%) TDD
5 157 (26.93%) Finance
6 156 (26.76%) HTML
7 154 (26.42%) SQL
8 153 (26.24%) Hibernate
9 152 (26.07%) Web Services
10 150 (25.73%) JavaScript
11 135 (23.16%) J2EE
12 132 (22.64%) Banking
13 131 (22.47%) Scrum
14 123 (21.10%) REST
15 109 (18.70%) Continuous Integration
16 104 (17.84%) Oracle
16 104 (17.84%) CSS
17 102 (17.50%) Linux
18 99 (16.98%) OO
19 98 (16.81%) Multithreading
20 97 (16.64%) Maven
21 96 (16.47%) XML
22 92 (15.78%) BDD
23 83 (14.24%) JUnit
24 81 (13.89%) Investment Banking
25 79 (13.55%) UNIX
25 79 (13.55%) Relational Database
26 78 (13.38%) Software Engineering
27 75 (12.86%) SOAP
28 70 (12.01%) Front Office

Senior Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 57 (9.78%) Tomcat
2 54 (9.26%) JBoss
3 43 (7.38%) WebSphere
4 33 (5.66%) WebLogic
5 26 (4.46%) Apache
6 17 (2.92%) WebSphere Application Server
7 16 (2.74%) Mule
8 13 (2.23%) GlassFish
8 13 (2.23%) Jetty
8 13 (2.23%) Node.js
9 12 (2.06%) CMS
10 11 (1.89%) Oracle Coherence
11 10 (1.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 9 (1.54%) FileNet
12 9 (1.54%) MQSeries
13 7 (1.20%) Apache Spark
13 7 (1.20%) Confluence
14 6 (1.03%) Mule ESB
14 6 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
15 5 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.17%) MS Office
1 1 (0.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (1.54%) ION MarketView
3 7 (1.20%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.69%) RMDS
4 4 (0.69%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.17%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
5 1 (0.17%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 38 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (0.51%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.34%) SaaS
6 2 (0.34%) PaaS
6 2 (0.34%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.17%) GitHub
7 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.97%) HTTP
2 12 (2.06%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.89%) Internet
4 9 (1.54%) SSL
5 5 (0.86%) LDAP
5 5 (0.86%) Firewall
6 3 (0.51%) X.509
6 3 (0.51%) FTP
6 3 (0.51%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.34%) SNMP
7 2 (0.34%) Intranet
8 1 (0.17%) DSL
8 1 (0.17%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (13.55%) Relational Database
2 37 (6.35%) MongoDB
3 30 (5.15%) Hadoop
4 29 (4.97%) MySQL
5 26 (4.46%) RDBMS
5 26 (4.46%) Big Data
6 24 (4.12%) NoSQL
7 23 (3.95%) SQL Server
8 21 (3.60%) DB2
9 18 (3.09%) Oracle Database
10 16 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (1.72%) KDB
12 9 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (1.37%) Neo4j
14 7 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (1.03%) HBase
16 5 (0.86%) Pentaho
16 5 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
17 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 97 (16.64%) Maven
2 83 (14.24%) JUnit
3 66 (11.32%) Git (software)
4 63 (10.81%) Jenkins
5 57 (9.78%) Subversion
6 43 (7.38%) Ant
7 42 (7.20%) Eclipse
8 30 (5.15%) Mockito
9 29 (4.97%) JIRA
9 29 (4.97%) Cucumber
10 27 (4.63%) Selenium
11 18 (3.09%) Hudson
12 12 (2.06%) ClearCase
13 10 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (1.72%) WebDriver
13 10 (1.72%) Gradle
14 9 (1.54%) CruiseControl
15 8 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 7 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
17 6 (1.03%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 157 (26.93%) Finance
2 132 (22.64%) Banking
3 81 (13.89%) Investment Banking
4 70 (12.01%) Front Office
5 25 (4.29%) Marketing
6 17 (2.92%) Telecoms
7 12 (2.06%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.89%) Electronics
9 9 (1.54%) Retail
10 6 (1.03%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.03%) Back Office
11 5 (0.86%) Publishing
12 4 (0.69%) Automotive
13 3 (0.51%) Legal
14 1 (0.17%) Law
14 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.17%) German Language
14 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 268 (45.97%) Spring
2 156 (26.76%) HTML
3 153 (26.24%) Hibernate
4 152 (26.07%) Web Services
5 135 (23.16%) J2EE
6 123 (21.10%) REST
7 104 (17.84%) CSS
8 96 (16.47%) XML
9 75 (12.86%) SOAP
10 67 (11.49%) JPA
11 66 (11.32%) JMS
12 65 (11.15%) HTML5
13 64 (10.98%) RESTful
14 59 (10.12%) JSON
15 57 (9.78%) Spring MVC
16 52 (8.92%) jQuery
17 48 (8.23%) AngularJS
18 39 (6.69%) JSP
19 36 (6.17%) Java EE
20 35 (6.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 38 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (5.15%) Derivative
4 28 (4.80%) Computer Science
5 24 (4.12%) Equities
6 16 (2.74%) Equity Derivative
7 15 (2.57%) Fixed Income
8 11 (1.89%) DTV
8 11 (1.89%) Market Risk
8 11 (1.89%) Data Structures
9 10 (1.72%) GIS
10 7 (1.20%) User Experience
11 6 (1.03%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.03%) N-Tier
12 5 (0.86%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.69%) Inversion of Control
13 4 (0.69%) Digital Media
14 3 (0.51%) Mathematics
14 3 (0.51%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 102 (17.50%) Linux
2 79 (13.55%) UNIX
3 18 (3.09%) Windows
4 16 (2.74%) Mac OS X
5 15 (2.57%) Solaris
6 11 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.69%) CentOS
8 3 (0.51%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.34%) VMS
10 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (39.28%) TDD
3 131 (22.47%) Scrum
4 109 (18.70%) Continuous Integration
5 99 (16.98%) OO
6 98 (16.81%) Multithreading
7 92 (15.78%) BDD
8 78 (13.38%) Software Engineering
9 70 (12.01%) MVC
10 50 (8.58%) Low Latency
11 46 (7.89%) E-Commerce
11 46 (7.89%) SOA
12 43 (7.38%) Unit Testing
13 42 (7.20%) Kanban
14 40 (6.86%) User Stories
15 37 (6.35%) SDLC
16 35 (6.00%) Pair Programming
17 33 (5.66%) UML
18 32 (5.49%) OOD
18 32 (5.49%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 583 (100.00%) Java
2 154 (26.42%) SQL
3 150 (25.73%) JavaScript
4 54 (9.26%) Scala
5 45 (7.72%) Python
6 31 (5.32%) C#
7 29 (4.97%) Ruby
8 20 (3.43%) Perl
8 20 (3.43%) Groovy
9 18 (3.09%) PL/SQL
10 15 (2.57%) C++
11 12 (2.06%) PHP
12 7 (1.20%) C
12 7 (1.20%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.03%) Lua
14 5 (0.86%) XPath
15 4 (0.69%) Clojure
15 4 (0.69%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.51%) CoffeeScript
16 3 (0.51%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 51 (8.75%) Security Cleared
2 46 (7.89%) Degree
3 18 (3.09%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.54%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.20%) PhD
6 6 (1.03%) Sun Certification
7 5 (0.86%) OCPJP
8 4 (0.69%) OCMJD
8 4 (0.69%) OCPJWCD
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 4 (0.69%) Docker
2 3 (0.51%) GridGain
3 2 (0.34%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.17%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.17%) Samba
4 1 (0.17%) Varnish
4 1 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 22 (3.77%) Puppet
2 11 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.03%) Nagios
4 4 (0.69%) Apache Shiro
5 2 (0.34%) TIBCO Hawk
5 2 (0.34%) Ansible
6 1 (0.17%) Graphite
6 1 (0.17%) OpenIDM
6 1 (0.17%) WSUS
6 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.17%) MOM
Vendors
1 104 (17.84%) Oracle
2 51 (8.75%) Sybase
3 22 (3.77%) TIBCO
4 20 (3.43%) IBM
5 12 (2.06%) SAP
6 9 (1.54%) Adobe
6 9 (1.54%) ION Trading
6 9 (1.54%) hybris
7 8 (1.37%) Splunk
7 8 (1.37%) Sun
8 7 (1.20%) FatWire
9 6 (1.03%) Google
9 6 (1.03%) Talend
10 5 (0.86%) VMware
11 3 (0.51%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.51%) Progress
11 3 (0.51%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.51%) ForgeRock
11 3 (0.51%) Solace
12 2 (0.34%) Microsoft
City, London
JM
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 12 hours ago
Tyneside
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 Per Day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Basildon, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £585 - £625 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £680.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago