The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Java Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Java Programmer
Rank 570 545 523
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Programmer 1 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.029% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.031% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 8
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£575 £348 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.46% -33.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £338 £325
% change year-on-year
- +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

Senior Java Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Java Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Java Programmer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Senior Java Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Java Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Senior Java Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Java Programmer
Top 19 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 Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 January 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
London +14 1 £575 +54.15% 1
England -26 1 £575 +41.36% 1
East of England - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Oxford - - - -
York - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -

Senior Java Programmer
Top 25 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Java Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) OLAP
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSD
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (100.00%) Front Office
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office
1 1 (100.00%) Fixed Income
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) ION Trading
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Electronic Trading
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) Low Latency
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring

Senior Java Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Java Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) OLAP
General
1 1 (100.00%) Front Office
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSD
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (100.00%) Fixed Income
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Electronic Trading
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) Low Latency
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) ION Trading