The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Java Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Java Developer
Rank 283 381 453
Rank change year-on-year
+98 +72
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 456 279 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 0.50% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.52% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 213 137
Median daily rate £500 £478 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.60% +6.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £413 £423
% change year-on-year
+12.12% -2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £49.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £49.50 -

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
50636 53208 51071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32918 33454 31276
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1521 2018 2067
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Senior Java Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior Java Developer in the job title.

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 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Java Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 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
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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +127 419 £525 +5.00% 137
London +56 242 £538 - 70
City of London +61 85 £550 +2.32% 20
South East +40 60 £525 +28.04% 23
Yorkshire +47 47 £450 +20.00% 5
North West +34 45 £475 +11.76% 13
West Yorkshire +45 43 £450 +20.00% 4
Leeds +36 41 £450 +20.00% 4
Scotland -18 32 £375 -2.59% 6
Manchester +21 25 £500 +25.00% 9
Edinburgh +18 24 £375 -2.59% 3
Cheshire +10 19 £475 +5.55% 2
Chester +8 18 £475 +5.55%
South West +3 13 £403 -2.42% 15
East Sussex - 11 £538 - 1
Brighton - 11 £538 - 1
Kent +15 10 £575 +64.28%
Surrey +3 10 £525 +16.66% 5
Tunbridge Wells - 8 - -
Glasgow -7 7 £425 +13.33% 3
West Sussex -6 6 £531 +63.23% 1
Camberley - 6 £525 -
Croydon - 6 £431 - 1
Buckinghamshire +14 5 £350 -5.40% 3
Berkshire +2 5 £500 +21.21% 8
Hampshire - 5 £400 -
Dorset - 5 £430 -
Milton Keynes +15 4 £350 -5.40% 2
Oxfordshire +3 4 £388 -11.93% 4
East of England +1 4 £425 -5.55% 6

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, Senior Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Senior Java Developer in the job title.

1 961 (100.00%) Java
2 615 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
3 500 (52.03%) Spring
4 456 (47.45%) TDD
5 314 (32.67%) Scrum
6 291 (30.28%) JavaScript
7 287 (29.86%) HTML
8 278 (28.93%) Finance
9 217 (22.58%) Maven
10 213 (22.16%) Hibernate
10 213 (22.16%) BDD
11 208 (21.64%) Pair Programming
12 206 (21.44%) REST
13 202 (21.02%) Web Services
14 199 (20.71%) CSS
15 198 (20.60%) Git (software)
16 188 (19.56%) Continuous Integration
17 186 (19.35%) Oracle
18 180 (18.73%) SQL
19 166 (17.27%) Banking
19 166 (17.27%) RESTful
20 158 (16.44%) JUnit
21 148 (15.40%) XML
22 145 (15.09%) OO
23 142 (14.78%) Scala
24 139 (14.46%) HTML5
24 139 (14.46%) Linux
25 135 (14.05%) J2EE
25 135 (14.05%) AngularJS
26 132 (13.74%) Kanban

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 115 (11.97%) Tomcat
2 47 (4.89%) JBoss
3 38 (3.95%) Apache
4 31 (3.23%) Jetty
5 30 (3.12%) WebSphere
6 19 (1.98%) Oracle Coherence
7 16 (1.66%) Apache TomEE
7 16 (1.66%) Mule
8 14 (1.46%) WebLogic
9 13 (1.35%) Cloud Foundry
9 13 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
10 12 (1.25%) Apache Spark
10 12 (1.25%) Confluence
11 11 (1.14%) Mule ESB
12 10 (1.04%) nginx
13 8 (0.83%) GlassFish
14 7 (0.73%) IBM HTTP Server
15 5 (0.52%) CMS
15 5 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
16 3 (0.31%) GemFire
Business Applications
1 14 (1.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (1.35%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.21%) BigMachines
4 2 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.21%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.21%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.21%) OpenText Process Suite
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 2 (0.21%) Revive Adserver
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.10%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 80 (8.32%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (5.83%) GitHub
3 20 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (1.98%) AWS CloudFormation
5 16 (1.66%) Google Analytics
6 9 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.73%) Amazon S3
8 7 (0.73%) Bluemix
8 7 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 6 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
11 4 (0.42%) SaaS
12 3 (0.31%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (0.31%) Boomi
13 2 (0.21%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.21%) PaaS
14 1 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.10%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 63 (6.56%) HTTP
2 18 (1.87%) TCP/IP
3 8 (0.83%) Internet
4 6 (0.62%) SSL
4 6 (0.62%) tcpdump
5 4 (0.42%) SSH
6 2 (0.21%) AMQP
6 2 (0.21%) DSL
6 2 (0.21%) SNMP
7 1 (0.10%) Broadband
7 1 (0.10%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (11.55%) NoSQL
2 99 (10.30%) MySQL
3 84 (8.74%) MongoDB
4 74 (7.70%) Relational Database
5 45 (4.68%) Apache Cassandra
6 39 (4.06%) Oracle Database
7 37 (3.85%) Hadoop
8 34 (3.54%) Neo4j
9 31 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
9 31 (3.23%) SQL Server
10 28 (2.91%) Big Data
11 22 (2.29%) Hazelcast
12 19 (1.98%) RDBMS
13 13 (1.35%) Apache Hive
14 12 (1.25%) DB2
15 11 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 11 (1.14%) Impala
16 10 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
17 9 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
18 8 (0.83%) Redis
Development Applications
1 217 (22.58%) Maven
2 198 (20.60%) Git (software)
3 158 (16.44%) JUnit
4 117 (12.17%) Jenkins
5 98 (10.20%) Subversion
6 94 (9.78%) Mockito
7 87 (9.05%) Eclipse
8 71 (7.39%) JIRA
9 67 (6.97%) Cucumber
10 47 (4.89%) Gradle
11 40 (4.16%) IntelliJ
12 39 (4.06%) Ant
13 38 (3.95%) Selenium
14 34 (3.54%) Mercurial
15 19 (1.98%) TeamCity
16 16 (1.66%) JMeter
17 15 (1.56%) Hudson
18 14 (1.46%) EasyMock
18 14 (1.46%) Hamcrest
19 11 (1.14%) TestNG
General
1 278 (28.93%) Finance
2 166 (17.27%) Banking
3 56 (5.83%) Front Office
4 50 (5.20%) Investment Banking
4 50 (5.20%) Retail
5 27 (2.81%) Marketing
6 19 (1.98%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.66%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.46%) Electronics
9 6 (0.62%) Games
10 5 (0.52%) Back Office
11 4 (0.42%) Legal
12 3 (0.31%) Law
13 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.21%) Publishing
13 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.10%) Advertising
14 1 (0.10%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.10%) Interactive Media
14 1 (0.10%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 500 (52.03%) Spring
2 287 (29.86%) HTML
3 213 (22.16%) Hibernate
4 206 (21.44%) REST
5 202 (21.02%) Web Services
6 199 (20.71%) CSS
7 166 (17.27%) RESTful
8 148 (15.40%) XML
9 139 (14.46%) HTML5
10 135 (14.05%) AngularJS
10 135 (14.05%) J2EE
11 99 (10.30%) JSON
11 99 (10.30%) SOAP
12 98 (10.20%) jQuery
13 94 (9.78%) CSS3
14 79 (8.22%) Node.js
15 71 (7.39%) Java EE
16 69 (7.18%) JPA
17 64 (6.66%) JMS
18 60 (6.24%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 72 (7.49%) Derivative
2 61 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (5.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 46 (4.79%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (2.71%) Fixed Income
6 15 (1.56%) Equities
6 15 (1.56%) Mathematics
6 15 (1.56%) N-Tier
6 15 (1.56%) Social Media
7 14 (1.46%) Computer Science
7 14 (1.46%) iPad
8 11 (1.14%) Credit Derivative
8 11 (1.14%) Data Structures
9 10 (1.04%) Algorithms
10 8 (0.83%) User Experience
11 6 (0.62%) Digital Media
11 6 (0.62%) Equity Derivative
11 6 (0.62%) Fintech
12 4 (0.42%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 4 (0.42%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 139 (14.46%) Linux
2 106 (11.03%) Unix
3 25 (2.60%) Mac OS X
4 17 (1.77%) Windows
5 10 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.42%) Android
7 3 (0.31%) Solaris
8 2 (0.21%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.21%) CentOS
8 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 615 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 456 (47.45%) TDD
3 314 (32.67%) Scrum
4 213 (22.16%) BDD
5 208 (21.64%) Pair Programming
6 188 (19.56%) Continuous Integration
7 145 (15.09%) OO
8 132 (13.74%) Kanban
9 112 (11.65%) Open Source
10 99 (10.30%) Microservices
11 97 (10.09%) Multithreading
12 96 (9.99%) E-Commerce
13 95 (9.89%) OOP
14 81 (8.43%) SOA
15 74 (7.70%) Mentoring
16 72 (7.49%) Software Engineering
17 63 (6.56%) MVC
18 60 (6.24%) Low Latency
19 52 (5.41%) Unit Testing
20 43 (4.47%) Concurrent Programming
Programming Languages
1 961 (100.00%) Java
2 291 (30.28%) JavaScript
3 180 (18.73%) SQL
4 142 (14.78%) Scala
5 80 (8.32%) Python
6 75 (7.80%) Groovy
7 54 (5.62%) Clojure
8 46 (4.79%) PL/SQL
9 37 (3.85%) Ruby
10 34 (3.54%) C#
11 24 (2.50%) Perl
12 20 (2.08%) Jython
13 18 (1.87%) C++
14 11 (1.14%) Shell Script
15 10 (1.04%) AspectJ
15 10 (1.04%) Bash Shell
15 10 (1.04%) PHP
16 9 (0.94%) CoffeeScript
17 8 (0.83%) Haskell
18 5 (0.52%) R
Qualifications
1 44 (4.58%) Degree
2 34 (3.54%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.35%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.31%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.21%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.21%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.81%) QA
2 14 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.10%) FATCA
System Software
1 34 (3.54%) Virtual Machines
2 31 (3.23%) Docker
3 3 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.31%) vSphere
4 2 (0.21%) GeoWebCache
5 1 (0.10%) iptables
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.10%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 32 (3.33%) Puppet
2 5 (0.52%) Graphite
3 4 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.21%) Ansible
4 2 (0.21%) Control-M
5 1 (0.10%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.10%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.10%) Kibana
5 1 (0.10%) MOM
5 1 (0.10%) Oozie
Vendors
1 186 (19.35%) Oracle
2 26 (2.71%) Google
3 22 (2.29%) Sybase
4 20 (2.08%) IBM
5 16 (1.66%) CyberSource
5 16 (1.66%) SAP
6 15 (1.56%) VMware
7 12 (1.25%) ION Trading
8 10 (1.04%) Bloomberg
8 10 (1.04%) Calypso
8 10 (1.04%) Murex
9 9 (0.94%) MuleSoft
10 8 (0.83%) Siebel
10 8 (0.83%) TIBCO
11 5 (0.52%) Facebook
11 5 (0.52%) SOASTA, Inc
12 4 (0.42%) ForgeRock
12 4 (0.42%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.31%) Dell
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