The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Java Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Java Engineer
Rank 618 619 602
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Engineer 22 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.029% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.030% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 14
Average daily rate £538 £439 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% +4.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £403 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £570 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £440 £444
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £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
53034 52811 51540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.93% 94.73% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34546 32021 31371
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £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 1532 2104 2098
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 Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Java Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Java Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Java Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Java Engineer within the UK.

Senior Java Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Java Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Java Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Senior Java Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Java Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Java Engineer within the UK.

Senior Java Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Java Engineer
Top 16 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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 -16 22 £538 +22.50% 22
London -11 11 £538 +22.85% 4
Yorkshire - 5 - - 7
Leeds - 5 - - 6
West Yorkshire - 5 - - 6
South East -13 3 £650 +52.94% 7
North West - 2 £400 -
Cheshire - 2 £400 -
Chester - 2 £400 -
Kent - 2 £650 -
Shropshire - 1 £500 -
West Midlands - 1 £500 -
Tonbridge - 1 £700 -
Telford - 1 £500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -

Senior Java Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Java Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 46 (100.00%) Java
2 29 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (43.48%) DevOps
4 18 (39.13%) Spring
5 15 (32.61%) JavaScript
5 15 (32.61%) Finance
6 14 (30.43%) HTML
6 14 (30.43%) CSS
6 14 (30.43%) Scrum
6 14 (30.43%) Software Engineering
6 14 (30.43%) Jenkins
6 14 (30.43%) BDD
7 13 (28.26%) J2EE
8 11 (23.91%) JSP
8 11 (23.91%) Puppet
8 11 (23.91%) HTML5
9 10 (21.74%) Ansible
9 10 (21.74%) SDLC
9 10 (21.74%) TDD
9 10 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (19.57%) Kanban
10 9 (19.57%) Linux
10 9 (19.57%) Hibernate
10 9 (19.57%) HTTP
10 9 (19.57%) REST
10 9 (19.57%) CSS3
11 8 (17.39%) Configuration Management
11 8 (17.39%) Tomcat
11 8 (17.39%) Servlets
11 8 (17.39%) Oracle

Senior Java Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Java Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (17.39%) Tomcat
2 7 (15.22%) Jetty
2 7 (15.22%) WebSphere
3 5 (10.87%) IIS
3 5 (10.87%) nginx
3 5 (10.87%) Node.js
4 2 (4.35%) Apache Spark
4 2 (4.35%) Confluence
4 2 (4.35%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (2.17%) Apache
5 1 (2.17%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.52%) PaaS
2 2 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.35%) Google App Engine
2 2 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (4.35%) SaaS
3 1 (2.17%) AdWords
3 1 (2.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (2.17%) Heroku
3 1 (2.17%) IaaS
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.57%) HTTP
2 6 (13.04%) TCP/IP
3 5 (10.87%) DHCP
3 5 (10.87%) DNS
3 5 (10.87%) FTP
3 5 (10.87%) IPsec
4 3 (6.52%) Internet
5 1 (2.17%) AMQP
5 1 (2.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.52%) MySQL
2 3 (6.52%) Redis
2 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (4.35%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.35%) MariaDB
4 1 (2.17%) DB2
4 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (30.43%) Jenkins
2 8 (17.39%) Maven
2 8 (17.39%) Selenium
3 7 (15.22%) Git (software)
3 7 (15.22%) JUnit
4 6 (13.04%) Ant
4 6 (13.04%) JIRA
5 5 (10.87%) Gradle
6 4 (8.70%) Mockito
6 4 (8.70%) Travis CI
7 3 (6.52%) Cucumber
7 3 (6.52%) SonarQube
8 2 (4.35%) Checkstyle
8 2 (4.35%) Eclipse
8 2 (4.35%) FindBugs
9 1 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (2.17%) ClearCase
9 1 (2.17%) FishEye
9 1 (2.17%) IntelliJ
9 1 (2.17%) Subversion
General
1 15 (32.61%) Finance
2 8 (17.39%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Advertising
3 2 (4.35%) Back Office
3 2 (4.35%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Front Office
4 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (39.13%) Spring
2 14 (30.43%) CSS
2 14 (30.43%) HTML
3 13 (28.26%) J2EE
4 11 (23.91%) HTML5
4 11 (23.91%) JSP
5 9 (19.57%) CSS3
5 9 (19.57%) Hibernate
5 9 (19.57%) REST
6 8 (17.39%) Servlets
7 6 (13.04%) .NET
8 5 (10.87%) Java EE
9 4 (8.70%) JMS
9 4 (8.70%) jQuery
9 4 (8.70%) XML
10 3 (6.52%) Akka
10 3 (6.52%) AngularJS
10 3 (6.52%) SOAP
10 3 (6.52%) Spring MVC
10 3 (6.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Fintech
2 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.35%) Derivative
2 2 (4.35%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.35%) Online Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.57%) Linux
2 4 (8.70%) Unix
2 4 (8.70%) Windows
3 1 (2.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (43.48%) DevOps
3 14 (30.43%) BDD
3 14 (30.43%) Scrum
3 14 (30.43%) Software Engineering
4 10 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (21.74%) SDLC
4 10 (21.74%) TDD
5 9 (19.57%) Kanban
6 8 (17.39%) Configuration Management
7 7 (15.22%) Automated Testing
7 7 (15.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (15.22%) Regression Testing
7 7 (15.22%) Software Testing
8 6 (13.04%) E-Commerce
8 6 (13.04%) Unit Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Integration Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Multithreading
9 3 (6.52%) MVC
9 3 (6.52%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 46 (100.00%) Java
2 15 (32.61%) JavaScript
3 7 (15.22%) SQL
4 5 (10.87%) Scala
5 3 (6.52%) PHP
5 3 (6.52%) Ruby
6 2 (4.35%) Haskell
6 2 (4.35%) Perl
7 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.17%) Clojure
7 1 (2.17%) Go
7 1 (2.17%) Groovy
7 1 (2.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) QA
System Software
1 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (23.91%) Puppet
2 10 (21.74%) Ansible
3 3 (6.52%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (6.52%) yum
4 1 (2.17%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) Oracle
2 6 (13.04%) Atlassian
2 6 (13.04%) VMware
3 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.70%) IBM
5 3 (6.52%) Google
6 2 (4.35%) Perforce
7 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.17%) WorldPay
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