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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Java Developer
Rank 348 378 344
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 318 255 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.46% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.50% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 176 224
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£500 £475 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £456 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+21.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £50.00

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
55134 51382 48884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 35199 31088 29037
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £234
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 2028 1976 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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 August 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 August 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 +29 279 £525 +7.14% 115
London +32 180 £550 +1.14% 53
City of London +22 56 £594 +1.06% 20
South East -12 32 £375 -14.28% 17
East of England +22 31 £500 +28.20% 4
Scotland -15 28 £401 +6.80% 5
North West -25 17 £475 +24.59% 12
Essex +2 16 £550 +41.02%
Surrey - 13 £500 - 1
Manchester -9 12 £475 +22.58% 6
Stirling +11 9 £410 +9.40%
Southend-on-Sea +7 9 £583 +49.35%
Cambridgeshire -1 9 £388 -20.51% 1
Edinburgh -18 9 £400 +9.00% 2
Glasgow -2 8 £375 +6.38% 3
Hertfordshire +4 6 - - 3
Berkshire -4 5 £419 +43.65% 7
West Sussex -16 5 £350 -
Tyne and Wear -20 5 £575 +27.77%
North East -22 5 £575 +27.77%
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 5 £575 +27.77%
West Midlands 0 4 £470 - 1
Gloucestershire -1 4 £431 -4.16% 3
Cheshire -6 4 £400 -12.56% 5
Reading -9 4 £463 - 2
South West -10 4 £431 +7.81% 18
Oxfordshire -21 4 £400 +18.51%
Yorkshire -33 4 £375 - 8
Kent - 4 £363 - 4
Horsham - 4 £350 -

Senior Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 591 (100.00%) Java
2 322 (54.48%) Agile Software Development
3 270 (45.69%) Spring
4 239 (40.44%) TDD
5 167 (28.26%) HTML
6 163 (27.58%) Finance
7 160 (27.07%) JavaScript
8 158 (26.73%) SQL
9 153 (25.89%) Web Services
10 141 (23.86%) Hibernate
11 137 (23.18%) Banking
12 136 (23.01%) Scrum
13 125 (21.15%) J2EE
14 123 (20.81%) Continuous Integration
14 123 (20.81%) REST
15 113 (19.12%) Oracle
16 112 (18.95%) XML
17 110 (18.61%) OO
17 110 (18.61%) Maven
18 107 (18.10%) Linux
19 105 (17.77%) CSS
19 105 (17.77%) Multithreading
20 89 (15.06%) BDD
21 88 (14.89%) JUnit
21 88 (14.89%) UNIX
22 84 (14.21%) SOAP
22 84 (14.21%) Jenkins
23 80 (13.54%) MVC
24 79 (13.37%) Investment Banking
25 78 (13.20%) Git (software)

Senior Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 61 (10.32%) JBoss
2 60 (10.15%) Tomcat
3 43 (7.28%) WebSphere
4 32 (5.41%) WebLogic
5 27 (4.57%) Apache
6 19 (3.21%) WebSphere Application Server
6 19 (3.21%) Jetty
7 16 (2.71%) Node.js
8 15 (2.54%) GlassFish
9 14 (2.37%) Oracle Coherence
10 11 (1.86%) Mule
11 10 (1.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 10 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
11 10 (1.69%) CMS
12 9 (1.52%) MQSeries
12 9 (1.52%) Confluence
13 7 (1.18%) Apache Solr
13 7 (1.18%) FileNet
14 6 (1.02%) WebSphere Portal
15 5 (0.85%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (0.34%) MS Excel
1 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.35%) BusinessWorks
2 6 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (1.02%) ION MarketView
3 4 (0.68%) Oracle 11i
3 4 (0.68%) Cordys
4 3 (0.51%) RMDS
5 1 (0.17%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 41 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (0.68%) SaaS
5 3 (0.51%) PaaS
5 3 (0.51%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.34%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.17%) Heroku
7 1 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.17%) GitHub
7 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.23%) HTTP
2 12 (2.03%) TCP/IP
2 12 (2.03%) SSL
2 12 (2.03%) Internet
3 5 (0.85%) SNMP
4 4 (0.68%) Firewall
5 3 (0.51%) LDAP
5 3 (0.51%) FTP
6 2 (0.34%) Intranet
7 1 (0.17%) X.509
7 1 (0.17%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.17%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (12.86%) Relational Database
2 38 (6.43%) MongoDB
3 34 (5.75%) NoSQL
3 34 (5.75%) Hadoop
3 34 (5.75%) MySQL
3 34 (5.75%) SQL Server
4 28 (4.74%) Big Data
5 26 (4.40%) RDBMS
5 26 (4.40%) Oracle Database
6 18 (3.05%) DB2
7 16 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (1.52%) Neo4j
8 9 (1.52%) KDB
9 8 (1.35%) HBase
10 7 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (0.68%) Informix
13 4 (0.68%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 110 (18.61%) Maven
2 88 (14.89%) JUnit
3 84 (14.21%) Jenkins
4 78 (13.20%) Git (software)
5 62 (10.49%) Subversion
6 48 (8.12%) Ant
7 46 (7.78%) Eclipse
8 37 (6.26%) Mockito
9 35 (5.92%) JIRA
10 32 (5.41%) Selenium
11 28 (4.74%) Cucumber
12 22 (3.72%) Hudson
13 13 (2.20%) ClearCase
14 12 (2.03%) Mercurial
14 12 (2.03%) WebDriver
15 11 (1.86%) Gradle
16 10 (1.69%) TeamCity
16 10 (1.69%) jMock
16 10 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 9 (1.52%) CruiseControl
General
1 163 (27.58%) Finance
2 137 (23.18%) Banking
3 79 (13.37%) Investment Banking
4 72 (12.18%) Front Office
5 15 (2.54%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.03%) Marketing
7 10 (1.69%) Retail
8 7 (1.18%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.02%) Electronics
9 6 (1.02%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.85%) Back Office
10 5 (0.85%) Publishing
11 4 (0.68%) Legal
12 2 (0.34%) Automotive
12 2 (0.34%) Advertising
13 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.17%) International Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Law
13 1 (0.17%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (45.69%) Spring
2 167 (28.26%) HTML
3 153 (25.89%) Web Services
4 141 (23.86%) Hibernate
5 125 (21.15%) J2EE
6 123 (20.81%) REST
7 112 (18.95%) XML
8 105 (17.77%) CSS
9 84 (14.21%) SOAP
10 74 (12.52%) JMS
10 74 (12.52%) RESTful
11 63 (10.66%) HTML5
12 62 (10.49%) JPA
13 60 (10.15%) JSON
14 56 (9.48%) Spring MVC
14 56 (9.48%) jQuery
15 43 (7.28%) Java EE
16 42 (7.11%) AngularJS
17 38 (6.43%) Struts
17 38 (6.43%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (6.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 28 (4.74%) Derivative
4 18 (3.05%) Computer Science
5 17 (2.88%) Equity Derivative
6 16 (2.71%) Equities
6 16 (2.71%) Data Structures
7 14 (2.37%) Market Risk
8 13 (2.20%) Fixed Income
9 8 (1.35%) N-Tier
10 7 (1.18%) GIS
10 7 (1.18%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.02%) User Experience
11 6 (1.02%) DTV
11 6 (1.02%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.85%) Inversion of Control
12 5 (0.85%) Credit Risk
13 4 (0.68%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 4 (0.68%) DataPower
14 3 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 107 (18.10%) Linux
2 88 (14.89%) UNIX
3 15 (2.54%) Mac OS X
3 15 (2.54%) Solaris
4 12 (2.03%) Windows
5 11 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.68%) CentOS
6 4 (0.68%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.34%) VMS
8 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (54.48%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (40.44%) TDD
3 136 (23.01%) Scrum
4 123 (20.81%) Continuous Integration
5 110 (18.61%) OO
6 105 (17.77%) Multithreading
7 89 (15.06%) BDD
8 80 (13.54%) MVC
9 68 (11.51%) Software Engineering
10 61 (10.32%) SOA
11 50 (8.46%) E-Commerce
12 48 (8.12%) Unit Testing
13 47 (7.95%) Pair Programming
13 47 (7.95%) Kanban
14 46 (7.78%) Low Latency
15 42 (7.11%) Mentoring
16 40 (6.77%) User Stories
16 40 (6.77%) Open Source
17 36 (6.09%) OOD
18 35 (5.92%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 591 (100.00%) Java
2 160 (27.07%) JavaScript
3 158 (26.73%) SQL
4 61 (10.32%) Scala
5 52 (8.80%) Python
6 37 (6.26%) C#
7 33 (5.58%) Groovy
8 31 (5.25%) Ruby
9 27 (4.57%) PL/SQL
10 21 (3.55%) Perl
11 17 (2.88%) Shell Script
12 15 (2.54%) C++
13 10 (1.69%) PHP
14 7 (1.18%) Lua
15 6 (1.02%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.85%) XPath
16 5 (0.85%) Jython
16 5 (0.85%) C
17 4 (0.68%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 4 (0.68%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 52 (8.80%) Security Cleared
2 38 (6.43%) Degree
3 22 (3.72%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.69%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.35%) PhD
6 7 (1.18%) Sun Certification
7 4 (0.68%) OCPJWCD
7 4 (0.68%) OCPJP
7 4 (0.68%) OCMJD
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 5 (0.85%) Docker
2 3 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.51%) vSphere
2 3 (0.51%) GridGain
3 2 (0.34%) Platform Symphony
3 2 (0.34%) HDFS
4 1 (0.17%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.17%) Samba
4 1 (0.17%) Varnish
4 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 24 (4.06%) Puppet
2 12 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.02%) Nagios
4 4 (0.68%) Apache Shiro
5 2 (0.34%) MOM
5 2 (0.34%) Ansible
6 1 (0.17%) Graphite
6 1 (0.17%) WSUS
6 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 113 (19.12%) Oracle
2 49 (8.29%) Sybase
3 25 (4.23%) TIBCO
4 18 (3.05%) IBM
5 9 (1.52%) Adobe
5 9 (1.52%) Sun
6 8 (1.35%) VMware
6 8 (1.35%) hybris
7 7 (1.18%) Splunk
7 7 (1.18%) FatWire
7 7 (1.18%) SAP
7 7 (1.18%) Solace
8 6 (1.02%) Talend
8 6 (1.02%) ION Trading
8 6 (1.02%) Google
9 5 (0.85%) Microsoft
10 4 (0.68%) Progress
11 3 (0.51%) WorldPay
12 2 (0.34%) MuleSoft
12 2 (0.34%) Vertica
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