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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Java Developer
Rank 357 422 335
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -87
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 280 164 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.31% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.34% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 129 186
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£475 £450 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -12.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £395
% change year-on-year
- +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £49.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 - £40.00

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Java Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Senior Java Developer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 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 +48 227 £478 +6.22% 151
London +56 160 £530 +7.34% 81
City of London +29 44 £535 +18.88% 35
Scotland +27 41 £375 -2.91% 3
Glasgow +10 20 £420 +20.00%
East of England +22 16 £425 -1.16% 7
South East -27 15 £413 -4.06% 19
Essex - 14 £425 - 3
South West +13 13 £444 +4.41% 9
North West -21 9 £400 -7.51% 13
Gloucestershire -3 8 £478 +12.47% 2
Cheltenham -7 8 £478 +12.47%
Stirling - 8 £413 -
Oxfordshire -16 7 £449 - 2
Yorkshire -15 6 £450 +20.00% 7
Edinburgh 0 5 £413 +11.48% 2
Cheshire -11 5 £394 -7.35% 3
East Midlands - 5 £475 - 1
West Yorkshire -12 4 £450 +20.00% 5
Leeds -15 4 £450 +20.00% 3
Wales +4 3 £345 -23.33%
Surrey +2 3 £450 +5.88% 4
Bristol +2 3 £413 +10.00% 6
Manchester -13 3 £400 - 8
Oxford - 3 £455 - 1
Warwickshire - 3 £400 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £400 - 11
South Wales +3 2 - -
Hertfordshire +1 2 £388 -5.48% 1
Milton Keynes 0 2 £369 -11.67% 1

Senior Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 568 (100.00%) Java
2 314 (55.28%) Agile Software Development
3 270 (47.54%) Spring
4 215 (37.85%) TDD
5 151 (26.58%) Hibernate
6 148 (26.06%) Finance
7 141 (24.82%) JavaScript
8 138 (24.30%) SQL
9 137 (24.12%) Scrum
10 135 (23.77%) J2EE
11 133 (23.42%) Web Services
11 133 (23.42%) Banking
12 132 (23.24%) HTML
13 101 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
14 99 (17.43%) Linux
15 98 (17.25%) Oracle
16 97 (17.08%) REST
17 94 (16.55%) Maven
18 87 (15.32%) BDD
18 87 (15.32%) Multithreading
19 80 (14.08%) Investment Banking
20 79 (13.91%) CSS
20 79 (13.91%) Relational Database
21 77 (13.56%) OO
22 75 (13.20%) XML
22 75 (13.20%) UNIX
23 72 (12.68%) MVC
24 70 (12.32%) Front Office
25 67 (11.80%) JUnit
26 65 (11.44%) JBoss

Senior Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 65 (11.44%) JBoss
2 48 (8.45%) WebSphere
3 44 (7.75%) Tomcat
4 33 (5.81%) WebLogic
5 24 (4.23%) Apache
6 18 (3.17%) WebSphere Application Server
7 15 (2.64%) Mule
8 12 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (2.11%) GlassFish
8 12 (2.11%) Oracle Coherence
9 11 (1.94%) Node.js
10 10 (1.76%) CMS
11 8 (1.41%) MQSeries
12 7 (1.23%) Mule ESB
13 6 (1.06%) Apache Spark
13 6 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (1.06%) Jetty
14 5 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (0.70%) WildFly
15 4 (0.70%) FileNet
Applications
1 2 (0.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (1.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 9 (1.58%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.88%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.70%) RMDS
3 4 (0.70%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.53%) Amazon S3
3 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.35%) IaaS
5 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.05%) HTTP
2 10 (1.76%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.41%) Internet
4 4 (0.70%) LDAP
4 4 (0.70%) SSL
5 3 (0.53%) X.509
5 3 (0.53%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.35%) NFC
6 2 (0.35%) Firewall
6 2 (0.35%) SNMP
6 2 (0.35%) FTP
7 1 (0.18%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (13.91%) Relational Database
2 37 (6.51%) MongoDB
3 28 (4.93%) RDBMS
4 24 (4.23%) Hadoop
5 22 (3.87%) Big Data
6 20 (3.52%) NoSQL
6 20 (3.52%) DB2
7 17 (2.99%) SQL Server
7 17 (2.99%) Oracle Database
8 14 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (2.11%) MySQL
10 9 (1.58%) Neo4j
11 6 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (1.06%) Pentaho
12 5 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.88%) KDB
12 5 (0.88%) Couchbase
13 4 (0.70%) Informix
13 4 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.70%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 94 (16.55%) Maven
2 67 (11.80%) JUnit
3 61 (10.74%) Git (software)
4 54 (9.51%) Subversion
5 51 (8.98%) Ant
6 39 (6.87%) Jenkins
7 34 (5.99%) Selenium
8 32 (5.63%) Eclipse
9 29 (5.11%) JIRA
10 21 (3.70%) Cucumber
11 17 (2.99%) Mockito
12 13 (2.29%) ClearCase
13 12 (2.11%) Hudson
13 12 (2.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 11 (1.94%) WebDriver
15 9 (1.58%) Artifactory
15 9 (1.58%) Apache Ivy
16 8 (1.41%) jMock
17 6 (1.06%) Talend Open Studio
17 6 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 148 (26.06%) Finance
2 133 (23.42%) Banking
3 80 (14.08%) Investment Banking
4 70 (12.32%) Front Office
5 21 (3.70%) Marketing
6 15 (2.64%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.76%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.58%) Electronics
8 9 (1.58%) Back Office
8 9 (1.58%) Retail
9 7 (1.23%) Publishing
10 5 (0.88%) Law
10 5 (0.88%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.70%) Automotive
12 3 (0.53%) Games
12 3 (0.53%) Legal
13 2 (0.35%) iGaming
14 1 (0.18%) Advertising
14 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (47.54%) Spring
2 151 (26.58%) Hibernate
3 135 (23.77%) J2EE
4 133 (23.42%) Web Services
5 132 (23.24%) HTML
6 97 (17.08%) REST
7 79 (13.91%) CSS
8 75 (13.20%) XML
9 65 (11.44%) JMS
10 63 (11.09%) SOAP
11 57 (10.04%) Spring MVC
12 53 (9.33%) RESTful
13 47 (8.27%) JPA
14 40 (7.04%) jQuery
15 38 (6.69%) JSON
16 37 (6.51%) HTML5
16 37 (6.51%) Struts
17 35 (6.16%) JAX-RS
18 34 (5.99%) AngularJS
19 30 (5.28%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 34 (5.99%) Open Source
2 34 (5.99%) Computer Science
3 30 (5.28%) Derivative
4 25 (4.40%) Equities
5 21 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (3.17%) Fixed Income
7 16 (2.82%) Equity Derivative
8 9 (1.58%) DTV
9 7 (1.23%) Digital Media
10 5 (0.88%) N-Tier
10 5 (0.88%) User Experience
11 4 (0.70%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.70%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.70%) Market Risk
11 4 (0.70%) GIS
12 3 (0.53%) Credit Derivative
12 3 (0.53%) Clustering
12 3 (0.53%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 99 (17.43%) Linux
2 75 (13.20%) UNIX
3 18 (3.17%) Mac OS X
4 17 (2.99%) Windows
5 13 (2.29%) Solaris
6 6 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.35%) CentOS
7 2 (0.35%) VMS
8 1 (0.18%) Android
8 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (55.28%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (37.85%) TDD
3 137 (24.12%) Scrum
4 101 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
5 87 (15.32%) BDD
5 87 (15.32%) Multithreading
6 77 (13.56%) OO
7 72 (12.68%) MVC
8 62 (10.92%) Software Engineering
9 45 (7.92%) Low Latency
10 38 (6.69%) E-Commerce
11 36 (6.34%) SOA
12 34 (5.99%) Kanban
13 33 (5.81%) Unit Testing
13 33 (5.81%) User Stories
14 27 (4.75%) UML
15 26 (4.58%) OOD
16 25 (4.40%) Web Development
17 24 (4.23%) Mentoring
18 23 (4.05%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 568 (100.00%) Java
2 141 (24.82%) JavaScript
3 138 (24.30%) SQL
4 45 (7.92%) Scala
5 39 (6.87%) Python
6 34 (5.99%) C#
7 25 (4.40%) Ruby
8 24 (4.23%) Perl
9 16 (2.82%) PHP
10 13 (2.29%) C++
11 11 (1.94%) PL/SQL
11 11 (1.94%) Groovy
12 9 (1.58%) Lua
12 9 (1.58%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.41%) C
14 6 (1.06%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.70%) XPath
16 3 (0.53%) Haskell
16 3 (0.53%) Clojure
17 2 (0.35%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 52 (9.15%) Degree
2 48 (8.45%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.64%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.94%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.88%) Sun Certification
6 3 (0.53%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.18%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.35%) Docker
1 2 (0.35%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 9 (1.58%) Puppet
2 7 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.53%) TIBCO Hawk
4 2 (0.35%) OpenIDM
4 2 (0.35%) Ansible
4 2 (0.35%) Control-M
5 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 98 (17.25%) Oracle
2 47 (8.27%) Sybase
3 23 (4.05%) IBM
4 13 (2.29%) TIBCO
5 11 (1.94%) ION Trading
6 10 (1.76%) SAP
7 8 (1.41%) hybris
7 8 (1.41%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.06%) Talend
8 6 (1.06%) Adobe
9 4 (0.70%) FatWire
9 4 (0.70%) Sun
10 3 (0.53%) ESRI
10 3 (0.53%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.53%) DataSynapse
10 3 (0.53%) Vertica
10 3 (0.53%) Cloudera
10 3 (0.53%) ForgeRock
11 2 (0.35%) Solace
11 2 (0.35%) Canoo
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