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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Java Developer
Rank 255 355 395
Rank change year-on-year
+100 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 539 308 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 0.55% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.58% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 231 154
Average daily rate £525 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £375 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £413 £413
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £44.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £44.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Java Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +116 496 £525 +10.52% 140
London +81 320 £550 +2.32% 73
City of London +82 78 £550 +0.91% 16
Yorkshire +46 59 £450 +5.88% 9
South East +22 57 £488 +25.80% 18
West Yorkshire +40 52 £450 +5.88% 6
Leeds +31 50 £450 +5.88% 6
North West +17 33 £475 +18.75% 13
Manchester +9 22 £500 +11.11% 9
Scotland -42 20 £381 -9.22% 8
Surrey +1 13 £525 - 7
Buckinghamshire +19 11 £400 +8.47% 1
Milton Keynes +11 11 £400 +8.47% 1
South West +7 11 £375 -9.09% 12
Hampshire +10 10 £380 +8.57% 2
Edinburgh -7 10 £381 -7.01% 2
East of England -3 9 £431 +6.15% 10
Glasgow -8 9 £375 -14.77% 5
West Sussex - 7 £525 -
Leatherhead - 7 £538 -
Cheshire -2 6 £450 +13.92% 2
South Yorkshire -3 6 £400 -11.11% 1
Gloucestershire -4 6 £375 -9.09% 4
Sheffield -15 6 £400 -11.11% 1
Berkshire +8 5 £400 - 3
Lancashire +7 5 £449 -0.27% 2
Wales +7 5 £450 - 2
East Midlands +6 5 £438 -7.89% 1
Reading -11 5 £400 - 2
Chester - 5 £450 - 1

Senior Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 918 (100.00%) Java
2 574 (62.53%) Agile Software Development
3 457 (49.78%) Spring
4 442 (48.15%) TDD
5 294 (32.03%) HTML
6 278 (30.28%) Scrum
7 273 (29.74%) JavaScript
8 235 (25.60%) REST
9 225 (24.51%) Finance
10 210 (22.88%) Hibernate
11 197 (21.46%) Oracle
12 196 (21.35%) BDD
13 180 (19.61%) Maven
14 178 (19.39%) Pair Programming
15 175 (19.06%) Git (software)
16 174 (18.95%) Continuous Integration
17 170 (18.52%) CSS
17 170 (18.52%) Web Services
18 166 (18.08%) SQL
19 160 (17.43%) Banking
20 146 (15.90%) Linux
21 136 (14.81%) Unix
22 129 (14.05%) XML
22 129 (14.05%) J2EE
23 126 (13.73%) JUnit
24 125 (13.62%) RESTful
25 119 (12.96%) NoSQL
26 116 (12.64%) OO
27 115 (12.53%) HTML5
27 115 (12.53%) Kanban

Senior Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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
1 102 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 69 (7.52%) Node.js
3 46 (5.01%) Apache
4 42 (4.58%) JBoss
5 32 (3.49%) Jetty
6 29 (3.16%) Oracle Coherence
7 26 (2.83%) WebSphere
8 16 (1.74%) Apache TomEE
8 16 (1.74%) WebLogic
9 14 (1.53%) Mule
10 11 (1.20%) GlassFish
11 10 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
12 9 (0.98%) Confluence
12 9 (0.98%) Mule ESB
12 9 (0.98%) nginx
13 8 (0.87%) Apache Spark
14 7 (0.76%) IBM HTTP Server
15 6 (0.65%) CMS
16 5 (0.54%) GemFire
16 5 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (1.42%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.76%) OpenText Process Suite
4 4 (0.44%) BigMachines
4 4 (0.44%) Eloqua
4 4 (0.44%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.33%) RMDS
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.22%) Revive Adserver
7 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 64 (6.97%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (3.38%) GitHub
3 17 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
4 16 (1.74%) Google Analytics
5 13 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (0.54%) Amazon Kinesis
8 5 (0.54%) SaaS
9 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (0.33%) PaaS
10 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.22%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.11%) Bluemix
11 1 (0.11%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 103 (11.22%) HTTP
2 46 (5.01%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.42%) SSL
4 11 (1.20%) Internet
5 6 (0.65%) tcpdump
6 2 (0.22%) DSL
6 2 (0.22%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.22%) SSH
7 1 (0.11%) AMQP
7 1 (0.11%) Broadband
7 1 (0.11%) Firewall
7 1 (0.11%) Network Security
7 1 (0.11%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (12.96%) NoSQL
2 105 (11.44%) MySQL
3 98 (10.68%) MongoDB
4 83 (9.04%) Relational Database
5 69 (7.52%) Apache Cassandra
6 51 (5.56%) Oracle Database
7 46 (5.01%) Neo4j
8 39 (4.25%) Big Data
9 35 (3.81%) Hadoop
10 25 (2.72%) Hazelcast
11 21 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
11 21 (2.29%) SQL Server
12 18 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
13 17 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 15 (1.63%) RDBMS
15 12 (1.31%) CouchDB
16 11 (1.20%) Apache Hive
16 11 (1.20%) DB2
17 10 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
17 10 (1.09%) Riak
Development Applications
1 180 (19.61%) Maven
2 175 (19.06%) Git (software)
3 126 (13.73%) JUnit
4 115 (12.53%) Jenkins
5 108 (11.76%) Subversion
6 98 (10.68%) Mockito
7 66 (7.19%) Cucumber
8 59 (6.43%) JIRA
9 58 (6.32%) Eclipse
10 45 (4.90%) Gradle
11 32 (3.49%) Ant
12 30 (3.27%) Selenium
13 21 (2.29%) JMeter
14 18 (1.96%) IntelliJ
14 18 (1.96%) TeamCity
15 15 (1.63%) EasyMock
15 15 (1.63%) Hamcrest
15 15 (1.63%) JProfiler
15 15 (1.63%) Mercurial
16 13 (1.42%) ClearCase
General
1 225 (24.51%) Finance
2 160 (17.43%) Banking
3 66 (7.19%) Front Office
4 59 (6.43%) Investment Banking
5 47 (5.12%) Retail
6 24 (2.61%) Marketing
7 19 (2.07%) Telecoms
8 15 (1.63%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.53%) Electronics
10 10 (1.09%) Games
11 6 (0.65%) Publishing
12 5 (0.54%) Back Office
13 4 (0.44%) Billing
13 4 (0.44%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.33%) Legal
15 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.11%) French Language
16 1 (0.11%) Interactive Media
16 1 (0.11%) Local Government
16 1 (0.11%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 457 (49.78%) Spring
2 294 (32.03%) HTML
3 235 (25.60%) REST
4 210 (22.88%) Hibernate
5 170 (18.52%) CSS
5 170 (18.52%) Web Services
6 129 (14.05%) J2EE
6 129 (14.05%) XML
7 125 (13.62%) RESTful
8 115 (12.53%) HTML5
9 103 (11.22%) AngularJS
10 84 (9.15%) jQuery
11 79 (8.61%) Java EE
11 79 (8.61%) JSON
12 78 (8.50%) JMS
13 77 (8.39%) JPA
13 77 (8.39%) SOAP
14 72 (7.84%) CSS3
15 54 (5.88%) JAX-RS
15 54 (5.88%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 60 (6.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 59 (6.43%) Derivative
3 38 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (3.38%) Fixed Income
5 26 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (2.29%) Computer Science
7 18 (1.96%) Equities
8 16 (1.74%) N-Tier
9 14 (1.53%) iPad
10 13 (1.42%) Social Media
11 10 (1.09%) Data Structures
12 9 (0.98%) Credit Derivative
12 9 (0.98%) Grid Computing
13 8 (0.87%) Equity Derivative
14 7 (0.76%) Algorithms
14 7 (0.76%) Data Integration
15 6 (0.65%) Fintech
15 6 (0.65%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 5 (0.54%) Market Risk
16 5 (0.54%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 146 (15.90%) Linux
2 136 (14.81%) Unix
3 50 (5.45%) Mac OS X
4 16 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (1.09%) Windows
6 6 (0.65%) Android
7 5 (0.54%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.44%) Solaris
9 1 (0.11%) CentOS
9 1 (0.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 574 (62.53%) Agile Software Development
2 442 (48.15%) TDD
3 278 (30.28%) Scrum
4 196 (21.35%) BDD
5 178 (19.39%) Pair Programming
6 174 (18.95%) Continuous Integration
7 116 (12.64%) OO
8 115 (12.53%) Kanban
9 100 (10.89%) Multithreading
10 83 (9.04%) Open Source
11 80 (8.71%) Low Latency
12 74 (8.06%) SOA
13 71 (7.73%) Software Engineering
14 70 (7.63%) E-Commerce
14 70 (7.63%) Microservices
15 67 (7.30%) Mentoring
16 62 (6.75%) Responsive Web Design
17 58 (6.32%) OOP
18 57 (6.21%) Unit Testing
19 54 (5.88%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 918 (100.00%) Java
2 273 (29.74%) JavaScript
3 166 (18.08%) SQL
4 107 (11.66%) Scala
5 92 (10.02%) Python
6 57 (6.21%) Groovy
7 47 (5.12%) PL/SQL
8 45 (4.90%) Ruby
9 28 (3.05%) C#
10 26 (2.83%) Clojure
11 25 (2.72%) Perl
12 22 (2.40%) C++
13 18 (1.96%) Jython
14 17 (1.85%) Shell Script
15 12 (1.31%) Bash Shell
16 11 (1.20%) PHP
17 7 (0.76%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
18 6 (0.65%) C
19 5 (0.54%) Smalltalk
20 4 (0.44%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 49 (5.34%) Degree
1 49 (5.34%) Security Cleared
2 19 (2.07%) SC Cleared
3 11 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (0.65%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.40%) Disclosure Scotland
1 22 (2.40%) QA
2 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.11%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 29 (3.16%) Docker
2 2 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.22%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 38 (4.14%) Puppet
2 16 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (1.09%) Graphite
4 7 (0.76%) MOM
5 6 (0.65%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 3 (0.33%) Control-M
7 1 (0.11%) Ansible
7 1 (0.11%) Kibana
7 1 (0.11%) Nagios
7 1 (0.11%) Oozie
7 1 (0.11%) Opsview
Vendors
1 197 (21.46%) Oracle
2 27 (2.94%) Google
3 25 (2.72%) Sybase
4 16 (1.74%) CyberSource
4 16 (1.74%) IBM
4 16 (1.74%) SAP
5 12 (1.31%) ION Trading
6 11 (1.20%) TIBCO
7 10 (1.09%) Siebel
7 10 (1.09%) SOASTA, Inc
8 8 (0.87%) Bloomberg
8 8 (0.87%) Calypso
8 8 (0.87%) Murex
9 6 (0.65%) VMware
10 5 (0.54%) DataSynapse
10 5 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.44%) MuleSoft
11 4 (0.44%) WSO2
12 3 (0.33%) SaltStack
12 3 (0.33%) Solace
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