The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Java Developer
London / City of London
Rank 75 106 153
Rank change year-on-year +31 +47  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 81 52 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.67% 1.58% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.80% 1.66% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 50 33
Median daily rate £625 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +4.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £449 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £670
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.04% +1.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2888 3140 4850
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 95.32% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2244 2502 3650
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 76
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +6.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £46.10 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Senior Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Senior Java Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Java Developer in the City of London

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Java Developer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Java Developer in the City of London

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Java Developer in the City of London over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Java Developer in the City of London

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Senior Java Developer 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 across the City of London region featuring Senior Java Developer in the job title.

1 154 (100.00%) Java
2 100 (64.94%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (45.45%) Spring
4 69 (44.81%) TDD
5 68 (44.16%) Banking
6 67 (43.51%) Finance
7 49 (31.82%) Multithreading
8 47 (30.52%) Front Office
9 40 (25.97%) Investment Banking
10 38 (24.68%) Oracle
10 38 (24.68%) Unix
11 37 (24.03%) BDD
12 34 (22.08%) Scala
13 31 (20.13%) Hibernate
13 31 (20.13%) Scrum
14 30 (19.48%) HTML
14 30 (19.48%) Jenkins
15 28 (18.18%) SQL
16 27 (17.53%) Linux
16 27 (17.53%) Low Latency
17 26 (16.88%) Big Data
17 26 (16.88%) NoSQL
18 25 (16.23%) Continuous Integration
18 25 (16.23%) Maven
19 24 (15.58%) CSS
20 23 (14.94%) OO
21 22 (14.29%) JavaScript
21 22 (14.29%) Oracle Coherence
21 22 (14.29%) Microservices
22 21 (13.64%) DevOps

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 22 (14.29%) Oracle Coherence
2 16 (10.39%) Apache Spark
3 7 (4.55%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.90%) Mule
4 6 (3.90%) WebLogic
5 5 (3.25%) Apache Pig
6 3 (1.95%) DataSynapse
6 3 (1.95%) GemFire
6 3 (1.95%) JBoss
7 2 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.65%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.34%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.49%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.95%) GitHub
5 1 (0.65%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.39%) HTTP
2 11 (7.14%) RTSP
3 7 (4.55%) RTP
4 4 (2.60%) MQTT
5 3 (1.95%) Internet
6 1 (0.65%) Multicast
6 1 (0.65%) SSH
6 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (16.88%) Big Data
1 26 (16.88%) NoSQL
2 16 (10.39%) Apache Cassandra
3 14 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 13 (8.44%) Hadoop
4 13 (8.44%) MySQL
5 9 (5.84%) Hazelcast
6 6 (3.90%) SQL Server
7 5 (3.25%) Data Lake
7 5 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (3.25%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.95%) DB2
8 3 (1.95%) KDB
8 3 (1.95%) Kdb+
8 3 (1.95%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.65%) HBase
9 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 30 (19.48%) Jenkins
2 25 (16.23%) Maven
3 15 (9.74%) Git (software)
3 15 (9.74%) JUnit
4 14 (9.09%) Mockito
5 12 (7.79%) Selenium
6 11 (7.14%) JIRA
7 9 (5.84%) Ant
7 9 (5.84%) Cucumber
8 7 (4.55%) Subversion
9 6 (3.90%) EasyMock
9 6 (3.90%) Hudson
10 5 (3.25%) Build Forge
10 5 (3.25%) CruiseControl
11 4 (2.60%) Gerrit
12 3 (1.95%) SoapUI
13 2 (1.30%) Gradle
13 2 (1.30%) Grunt
13 2 (1.30%) RSpec
13 2 (1.30%) Vagrant
General
1 68 (44.16%) Banking
2 67 (43.51%) Finance
3 47 (30.52%) Front Office
4 40 (25.97%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.25%) Retail
6 2 (1.30%) Advertising
6 2 (1.30%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (45.45%) Spring
2 31 (20.13%) Hibernate
3 30 (19.48%) HTML
4 24 (15.58%) CSS
5 19 (12.34%) JSON
5 19 (12.34%) REST
6 18 (11.69%) J2EE
7 16 (10.39%) JMS
7 16 (10.39%) XML
8 14 (9.09%) jQuery
8 14 (9.09%) RESTful
9 12 (7.79%) JPA
9 12 (7.79%) Spring Boot
9 12 (7.79%) Web Services
10 11 (7.14%) Java EE
10 11 (7.14%) JSP
11 10 (6.49%) Ajax
11 10 (6.49%) Dropwizard
12 9 (5.84%) SOAP
13 8 (5.19%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.34%) Derivative
1 19 (12.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 17 (11.04%) Equities
3 12 (7.79%) Fixed Income
3 12 (7.79%) Market Risk
4 10 (6.49%) Data Structures
5 8 (5.19%) Streaming Video
6 7 (4.55%) Mobile App
6 7 (4.55%) MPEG
7 6 (3.90%) Algorithms
7 6 (3.90%) Equity Derivative
8 5 (3.25%) Client/Server
8 5 (3.25%) Credit Risk
8 5 (3.25%) N-Tier
8 5 (3.25%) Public Cloud
9 4 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (2.60%) Fintech
9 4 (2.60%) Video on Demand
10 3 (1.95%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.95%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 38 (24.68%) Unix
2 27 (17.53%) Linux
3 7 (4.55%) Android
3 7 (4.55%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.25%) Windows
5 3 (1.95%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.65%) Solaris
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (64.94%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (44.81%) TDD
3 49 (31.82%) Multithreading
4 37 (24.03%) BDD
5 31 (20.13%) Scrum
6 27 (17.53%) Low Latency
7 25 (16.23%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (14.94%) OO
9 22 (14.29%) Microservices
10 21 (13.64%) DevOps
11 17 (11.04%) Concurrent Programming
11 17 (11.04%) Kanban
11 17 (11.04%) Risk Management
12 16 (10.39%) Electronic Trading
12 16 (10.39%) Functional Programming
12 16 (10.39%) Pair Programming
13 15 (9.74%) MapReduce
14 14 (9.09%) E-Commerce
15 13 (8.44%) Analytics
16 12 (7.79%) UML
Programming Languages
1 154 (100.00%) Java
2 34 (22.08%) Scala
3 28 (18.18%) SQL
4 22 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 15 (9.74%) Shell Script
6 11 (7.14%) Bash Shell
6 11 (7.14%) Haskell
6 11 (7.14%) PL/SQL
7 10 (6.49%) Python
8 5 (3.25%) C
8 5 (3.25%) C#
9 4 (2.60%) Groovy
10 3 (1.95%) Clojure
10 3 (1.95%) Jython
10 3 (1.95%) Kotlin
11 2 (1.30%) C++
12 1 (0.65%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.65%) Perl
12 1 (0.65%) SOQL
12 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (2.60%) Degree
2 3 (1.95%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.30%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.55%) MiFID
System Software
1 11 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (8.44%) Puppet
2 8 (5.19%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.60%) Ansible
4 2 (1.30%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.65%) Control-M
Vendors
1 38 (24.68%) Oracle
2 12 (7.79%) TIBCO
3 7 (4.55%) Brightcove
4 4 (2.60%) WorldPay
5 3 (1.95%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.95%) IBM
6 2 (1.30%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.30%) Reuters
7 1 (0.65%) Actimize
7 1 (0.65%) Apple
7 1 (0.65%) ATG
7 1 (0.65%) Black Duck
7 1 (0.65%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.65%) Google
7 1 (0.65%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.65%) Sybase
7 1 (0.65%) Vertica
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