The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Java Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Java Engineer
Rank 595 626 642
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Engineer 29 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.036% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.038% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 8
Median daily rate £460 £488 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.64% -17.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £393 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £615 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £475 £375
% change year-on-year
-17.10% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.13 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.13 - -

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
46813 52482 53624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.79% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 30599 33429 33859
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2038 2200
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

Senior Java Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 4 December 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 19 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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 4 December 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
(Click see detailed
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 +10 21 £550 +12.82% 17
London +2 14 £550 +10.00% 8
Scotland - 7 £338 -
Glasgow - 4 £338 -
South East +19 3 - - 1
Edinburgh - 3 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
East of England +7 2 £460 - 3
North West +4 2 - - 1
City of London -6 2 £513 +1.23% 3
Lancashire - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £460 - 1
Preston - 2 - -
Watford - 2 £460 -
West Wales - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £575 -
Wales - 1 - - 1
Swansea - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -

Senior Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, Senior Java Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 47 (100.00%) Java
2 25 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (46.81%) Software Engineering
4 14 (29.79%) Spring
5 13 (27.66%) JIRA
5 13 (27.66%) Jenkins
6 12 (25.53%) BDD
6 12 (25.53%) Scrum
7 11 (23.40%) TDD
7 11 (23.40%) Linux
8 9 (19.15%) Finance
8 9 (19.15%) Unix
9 8 (17.02%) SQL
9 8 (17.02%) Git (software)
10 7 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (14.89%) Maven
11 6 (12.77%) Hibernate
11 6 (12.77%) Web Services
11 6 (12.77%) Internet
11 6 (12.77%) Hadoop
11 6 (12.77%) DevOps
12 5 (10.64%) Docker
12 5 (10.64%) Cucumber
12 5 (10.64%) Test Automation
12 5 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
12 5 (10.64%) Open Source
12 5 (10.64%) Confluence
12 5 (10.64%) MongoDB
12 5 (10.64%) Swing
12 5 (10.64%) Python

Senior Java Engineer 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 5 (10.64%) Confluence
2 4 (8.51%) Apache
2 4 (8.51%) Apache Spark
2 4 (8.51%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.38%) IIS
4 2 (4.26%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (4.26%) JBoss
4 2 (4.26%) Mule
4 2 (4.26%) nginx
5 1 (2.13%) Apache Pig
5 1 (2.13%) Apache Solr
5 1 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.13%) Jetty
5 1 (2.13%) Mongrel
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.38%) GitHub
3 2 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (4.26%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (4.26%) IaaS
3 2 (4.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) Internet
2 3 (6.38%) SSL
3 2 (4.26%) DNS
3 2 (4.26%) HTTP
3 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.13%) BGP
4 1 (2.13%) DHCP
4 1 (2.13%) FTP
4 1 (2.13%) IPsec
4 1 (2.13%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.13%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) Hadoop
2 5 (10.64%) MongoDB
3 4 (8.51%) Big Data
4 3 (6.38%) NoSQL
4 3 (6.38%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (6.38%) Redis
4 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
5 2 (4.26%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (4.26%) Apache Hive
5 2 (4.26%) MySQL
6 1 (2.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.13%) Impala
6 1 (2.13%) Informix
6 1 (2.13%) MarkLogic
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.13%) Riak
6 1 (2.13%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 13 (27.66%) Jenkins
1 13 (27.66%) JIRA
2 8 (17.02%) Git (software)
3 7 (14.89%) Maven
4 5 (10.64%) Cucumber
4 5 (10.64%) JUnit
5 3 (6.38%) Ant
5 3 (6.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (6.38%) Selenium
5 3 (6.38%) SonarQube
5 3 (6.38%) Subversion
6 2 (4.26%) Bitbucket
6 2 (4.26%) Eclipse
6 2 (4.26%) FishEye
6 2 (4.26%) GoCD
6 2 (4.26%) Mockito
6 2 (4.26%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (4.26%) TestNG
6 2 (4.26%) Vagrant
6 2 (4.26%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Banking
2 4 (8.51%) Games
3 3 (6.38%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.13%) Front Office
4 1 (2.13%) Marketing
4 1 (2.13%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.79%) Spring
2 6 (12.77%) Hibernate
2 6 (12.77%) Web Services
3 5 (10.64%) J2EE
3 5 (10.64%) Java EE
3 5 (10.64%) Swing
4 4 (8.51%) AWT
4 4 (8.51%) JMS
4 4 (8.51%) Regular Expression
5 3 (6.38%) Node.js
5 3 (6.38%) Spring Boot
5 3 (6.38%) XML
6 2 (4.26%) ELK Stack
6 2 (4.26%) HTML
6 2 (4.26%) JDBC
6 2 (4.26%) Middleware
6 2 (4.26%) React
6 2 (4.26%) REST
6 2 (4.26%) Servlets
6 2 (4.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.26%) Online Banking
3 2 (4.26%) User Experience
4 1 (2.13%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.13%) BBC
4 1 (2.13%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.13%) Equities
4 1 (2.13%) Fintech
4 1 (2.13%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.13%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (2.13%) PKI
4 1 (2.13%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.40%) Linux
2 9 (19.15%) Unix
3 3 (6.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (46.81%) Software Engineering
3 12 (25.53%) BDD
3 12 (25.53%) Scrum
4 11 (23.40%) TDD
5 7 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (12.77%) DevOps
7 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
7 5 (10.64%) Open Source
7 5 (10.64%) Test Automation
8 4 (8.51%) Microservices
8 4 (8.51%) Pair Programming
9 3 (6.38%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (6.38%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (6.38%) Kanban
9 3 (6.38%) Load Balancing
9 3 (6.38%) Network Management
9 3 (6.38%) SOA
9 3 (6.38%) Test Scripting
9 3 (6.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 47 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (17.02%) SQL
3 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.64%) Python
3 5 (10.64%) Ruby
4 4 (8.51%) Scala
5 3 (6.38%) C
5 3 (6.38%) C++
5 3 (6.38%) Perl
5 3 (6.38%) R
5 3 (6.38%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.26%) C#
6 2 (4.26%) PHP
7 1 (2.13%) ES6
7 1 (2.13%) F#
7 1 (2.13%) Go
7 1 (2.13%) Groovy
7 1 (2.13%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.38%) Degree
2 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) Docker
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Ansible
2 3 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.38%) Puppet
3 2 (4.26%) Graphite
4 1 (2.13%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (2.13%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (2.13%) StatsD
4 1 (2.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.13%) Adobe
3 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.13%) Compuware
3 1 (2.13%) Hortonworks
3 1 (2.13%) HP
3 1 (2.13%) IBM
3 1 (2.13%) Mercator
3 1 (2.13%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (2.13%) Perforce
3 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.13%) Sybase
3 1 (2.13%) VMware