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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Java Programmer
Rank 611 576 568
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Programmer 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.004% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.004% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£575 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.92% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £325 -
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
51627 47265 47439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.78% 92.65% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32694 28640 26630
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2053 2601
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 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 Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 November 2014. 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 - 1 £575 - 2
England - 1 £575 - 2
East of England - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Woking - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
City of London - - - -
South East - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -

Senior Java Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Low Latency
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Investment Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Front Office
2 2 (66.67%) Back Office
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) OLAP
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (33.33%) JDBC
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) XSD
3 1 (33.33%) XSLT
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) LDAP
3 1 (33.33%) JMS
3 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Fixed Income
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) ION Trading
3 1 (33.33%) Spring

Senior Java Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) OLAP
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Investment Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Front Office
1 2 (66.67%) Back Office
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) JDBC
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) XSD
1 1 (33.33%) XSLT
1 1 (33.33%) JMS
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (33.33%) Fixed Income
1 1 (33.33%) Learning Management System
1 1 (33.33%) Open Source
1 1 (33.33%) Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Low Latency
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 1 (33.33%) Electronic Trading
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) ION Trading