Period
to 13 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

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.

Senior Java Developer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 117 110
Rank change year-on-year +13 -7 +59
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 180 152 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.56% 2.14% 2.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.69% 2.26% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 143 142
City of London median daily rate £575 £625 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +13.64% -4.35%
10th Percentile £475 £475 £464
90th Percentile £725 £775 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £609 £550
% change year-on-year -5.54% +10.68% -4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,693 6,713 6,323
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.31% 94.70% 95.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,311 5,303 5,032
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £311
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £470
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 95 77
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -0.96% -4.64%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.35 £11.40
90th Percentile £26.50 £29.18 £42.90
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.31% +6.47% -5.56%

Senior Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Senior Java Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 13 November 2018.

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

Senior Java Developer
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Java Developer within the City of London region over the 6 months to 13 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 29 £575 -
Moorgate - 1 £450 -
Senior Java Developer
Central London

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, Senior Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Senior Java Developer in the job title.

1 180 (100.00%) Java
2 81 (45.00%) TDD
3 78 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (42.22%) Java 8
5 75 (41.67%) Finance
6 62 (34.44%) Spring
7 60 (33.33%) Microservices
8 50 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
9 47 (26.11%) Spring Boot
10 46 (25.56%) Banking
11 45 (25.00%) Docker
12 42 (23.33%) NoSQL
13 37 (20.56%) Kubernetes
14 36 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
15 35 (19.44%) Electronic Trading
16 33 (18.33%) MongoDB
16 33 (18.33%) REST
16 33 (18.33%) Linux
17 29 (16.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 28 (15.56%) Oracle
19 27 (15.00%) Maven
20 26 (14.44%) Kafka
21 25 (13.89%) Low Latency
21 25 (13.89%) OO
22 24 (13.33%) Hibernate
22 24 (13.33%) Big Data
23 23 (12.78%) Apache Cassandra
23 23 (12.78%) DevOps
24 22 (12.22%) Front Office
25 21 (11.67%) JMS

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 17 (9.44%) Apache Spark
1 17 (9.44%) Tomcat
2 16 (8.89%) WebLogic
2 16 (8.89%) WebSphere
3 15 (8.33%) OpenStack
4 12 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (5.00%) Apache
6 6 (3.33%) CMS
7 5 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (2.22%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.56%) JBoss
9 1 (0.56%) Jetty
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.67%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 50 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.44%) Heroku
4 3 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.67%) Runscope
5 2 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.56%) GitHub
6 1 (0.56%) PaaS
6 1 (0.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.67%) HTTP
2 11 (6.11%) TCP/IP
3 8 (4.44%) DNS
3 8 (4.44%) FTP
3 8 (4.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (23.33%) NoSQL
2 33 (18.33%) MongoDB
3 24 (13.33%) Big Data
4 23 (12.78%) Apache Cassandra
5 21 (11.67%) MySQL
6 19 (10.56%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (8.89%) Hadoop
8 14 (7.78%) Redis
8 14 (7.78%) Riak
9 10 (5.56%) SQL Server
10 8 (4.44%) Relational Database
11 3 (1.67%) RDBMS
12 2 (1.11%) Cloud Spanner
12 2 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.11%) DB2
12 2 (1.11%) KDB
13 1 (0.56%) Aerospike
13 1 (0.56%) Flink
13 1 (0.56%) Neo4j
13 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (15.00%) Maven
2 20 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 15 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 15 (8.33%) MSTest
3 15 (8.33%) NUnit
4 12 (6.67%) JUnit
5 11 (6.11%) Mockito
6 10 (5.56%) Gradle
7 8 (4.44%) GitLab
7 8 (4.44%) gulp
8 5 (2.78%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.67%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.67%) IntelliJ
9 3 (1.67%) Subversion
10 2 (1.11%) Robot Framework
11 1 (0.56%) JIRA
11 1 (0.56%) Mocha
11 1 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
General
1 75 (41.67%) Finance
2 46 (25.56%) Banking
3 22 (12.22%) Front Office
4 8 (4.44%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.89%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (3.33%) Law
6 6 (3.33%) Publishing
7 3 (1.67%) Retail
8 2 (1.11%) Marketing
9 1 (0.56%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (34.44%) Spring
2 47 (26.11%) Spring Boot
3 33 (18.33%) REST
4 26 (14.44%) Kafka
5 24 (13.33%) Hibernate
6 21 (11.67%) JMS
6 21 (11.67%) RESTful
7 20 (11.11%) Web Services
8 17 (9.44%) Dropwizard
9 15 (8.33%) Rendezvous
9 15 (8.33%) TIBCO EMS
10 12 (6.67%) Guice
10 12 (6.67%) HTML
11 11 (6.11%) HTML5
12 10 (5.56%) AngularJS
12 10 (5.56%) Spring Batch
13 9 (5.00%) CSS
13 9 (5.00%) SOAP
13 9 (5.00%) Spring MVC
13 9 (5.00%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 20 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (7.78%) Computer Science
4 12 (6.67%) Fintech
5 9 (5.00%) Derivative
6 5 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.22%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.22%) Credit Risk
7 4 (2.22%) Fixed Income
7 4 (2.22%) Market Risk
8 3 (1.67%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.67%) Equities
8 3 (1.67%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.11%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 2 (1.11%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.11%) Reference Data
9 2 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.56%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (18.33%) Linux
2 4 (2.22%) Unix
3 2 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (0.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (45.00%) TDD
2 78 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (33.33%) Microservices
4 36 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 35 (19.44%) Electronic Trading
6 25 (13.89%) Low Latency
6 25 (13.89%) OO
7 23 (12.78%) DevOps
8 20 (11.11%) BDD
9 18 (10.00%) Multithreading
10 15 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 13 (7.22%) Scrum
12 9 (5.00%) Market Making
12 9 (5.00%) MVC
13 8 (4.44%) E-Commerce
13 8 (4.44%) Mathematics
13 8 (4.44%) OWASP
13 8 (4.44%) Risk Management
13 8 (4.44%) Software Engineering
13 8 (4.44%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 180 (100.00%) Java
2 76 (42.22%) Java 8
3 20 (11.11%) SQL
4 15 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.00%) Kotlin
5 9 (5.00%) TypeScript
6 8 (4.44%) ES6
7 7 (3.89%) Python
7 7 (3.89%) Scala
8 3 (1.67%) Ruby
9 2 (1.11%) C
10 1 (0.56%) Go
10 1 (0.56%) Haskell
10 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.56%) R
10 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (6.67%) Degree
2 5 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.11%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 45 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 37 (20.56%) Kubernetes
2 21 (11.67%) Puppet
3 17 (9.44%) Terraform
4 15 (8.33%) Ansible
4 15 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (4.44%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (1.67%) Grafana
6 3 (1.67%) Graphite
6 3 (1.67%) Packer
6 3 (1.67%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.56%) rkt
Vendors
1 28 (15.56%) Oracle
2 18 (10.00%) TIBCO
3 7 (3.89%) Progress
3 7 (3.89%) Sybase
4 6 (3.33%) Escenic
4 6 (3.33%) Google
4 6 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.78%) ION Trading
6 3 (1.67%) Dynatrace
6 3 (1.67%) MapR
7 2 (1.11%) Kony
7 2 (1.11%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.11%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.11%) Solace
8 1 (0.56%) AppDynamics