Period
to 18 February 2019

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 18 February 2019.

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
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 116 107 95
Rank change year-on-year -9 -12 +50
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 149 162 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.20% 2.31% 2.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.33% 2.45% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 156 152
City of London median daily rate £575 £600 £580
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +3.45% +0.87%
10th Percentile £489 £474 £513
90th Percentile £725 £838 £688
Central London median daily rate £575 £575 £575
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 6,401 6,620 5,858
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.45% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,011 5,263 4,640
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £304 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 97 73
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.88% -11.11% -9.98%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £12.55
90th Percentile £35.00 £31.00 £54.03
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £17.47
% change year-on-year +3.89% +3.03% -12.61%

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 18 February 2019.

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 18 February 2019. 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 - 33 £575 -
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 18 February 2019, 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.

1 149 (100.00%) Java
2 74 (49.66%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (49.66%) TDD
3 62 (41.61%) Microservices
4 60 (40.27%) Finance
5 57 (38.26%) Spring
6 50 (33.56%) Docker
6 50 (33.56%) Java 8
7 48 (32.21%) Amazon AWS
8 41 (27.52%) Spring Boot
8 41 (27.52%) NoSQL
9 38 (25.50%) Kubernetes
10 34 (22.82%) Banking
11 32 (21.48%) DevOps
12 30 (20.13%) Maven
13 28 (18.79%) MongoDB
14 27 (18.12%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (18.12%) Hibernate
14 27 (18.12%) Oracle
15 24 (16.11%) OO
15 24 (16.11%) Apache Cassandra
16 22 (14.77%) RESTful
17 20 (13.42%) REST
17 20 (13.42%) Big Data
18 19 (12.75%) Electronic Trading
18 19 (12.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 18 (12.08%) PostgreSQL
19 18 (12.08%) MySQL
19 18 (12.08%) Computer Science
19 18 (12.08%) Redis

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 18 (12.08%) Apache Spark
2 16 (10.74%) WebLogic
3 15 (10.07%) OpenStack
3 15 (10.07%) Tomcat
3 15 (10.07%) WebSphere
4 10 (6.71%) Apache
5 6 (4.03%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (3.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (2.68%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (2.68%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (2.01%) CMS
9 1 (0.67%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 48 (32.21%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (12.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.36%) Heroku
4 4 (2.68%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.34%) PaaS
6 1 (0.67%) AWS Fargate
6 1 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.67%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.04%) HTTP
1 9 (6.04%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.36%) DNS
2 5 (3.36%) FTP
2 5 (3.36%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (27.52%) NoSQL
2 28 (18.79%) MongoDB
3 24 (16.11%) Apache Cassandra
4 20 (13.42%) Big Data
5 18 (12.08%) MySQL
5 18 (12.08%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (12.08%) Redis
5 18 (12.08%) Riak
6 8 (5.37%) Hadoop
6 8 (5.37%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.34%) Cloud Spanner
8 2 (1.34%) DB2
9 1 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.67%) Apache Ignite
9 1 (0.67%) Flink
9 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 30 (20.13%) Maven
2 15 (10.07%) Git (software)
2 15 (10.07%) MSTest
2 15 (10.07%) NUnit
3 11 (7.38%) Jenkins
4 9 (6.04%) JUnit
5 6 (4.03%) Gradle
6 5 (3.36%) GitLab
6 5 (3.36%) gulp
7 4 (2.68%) Mockito
8 3 (2.01%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.34%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.34%) Robot Framework
9 2 (1.34%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.34%) Subversion
9 2 (1.34%) TestNG
10 1 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.67%) Mocha
General
1 60 (40.27%) Finance
2 34 (22.82%) Banking
3 10 (6.71%) Front Office
4 6 (4.03%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.03%) Publishing
5 3 (2.01%) Law
5 3 (2.01%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.34%) Retail
7 1 (0.67%) Advertising
7 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (38.26%) Spring
2 41 (27.52%) Spring Boot
3 27 (18.12%) Hibernate
4 22 (14.77%) RESTful
5 20 (13.42%) REST
6 14 (9.40%) Kafka
7 12 (8.05%) AngularJS
7 12 (8.05%) Web Services
8 9 (6.04%) Guice
9 7 (4.70%) Dropwizard
9 7 (4.70%) HTML
10 6 (4.03%) CSS
10 6 (4.03%) HTML5
10 6 (4.03%) JMS
10 6 (4.03%) React
11 5 (3.36%) FIX Protocol
11 5 (3.36%) OAuth
11 5 (3.36%) SOAP
11 5 (3.36%) Spring MVC
11 5 (3.36%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 16 (10.74%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (9.40%) Fintech
4 9 (6.04%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (4.03%) Equities
6 5 (3.36%) Derivative
6 5 (3.36%) Fixed Income
7 4 (2.68%) Market Risk
8 3 (2.01%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.01%) Reference Data
9 2 (1.34%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.34%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.34%) Cloud Native
9 2 (1.34%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.67%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.67%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.67%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.37%) Linux
2 5 (3.36%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (49.66%) Agile Software Development
1 74 (49.66%) TDD
2 62 (41.61%) Microservices
3 32 (21.48%) DevOps
4 27 (18.12%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (16.11%) OO
6 19 (12.75%) Electronic Trading
7 18 (12.08%) BDD
7 18 (12.08%) Computer Science
8 17 (11.41%) Low Latency
9 16 (10.74%) Test Automation
10 15 (10.07%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 12 (8.05%) E-Commerce
11 12 (8.05%) Mathematics
11 12 (8.05%) SDLC
12 11 (7.38%) Scrum
13 10 (6.71%) Pair Programming
13 10 (6.71%) Software Engineering
14 8 (5.37%) Multithreading
15 7 (4.70%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 149 (100.00%) Java
2 50 (33.56%) Java 8
3 17 (11.41%) SQL
4 11 (7.38%) Scala
5 10 (6.71%) JavaScript
6 8 (5.37%) Kotlin
7 6 (4.03%) TypeScript
8 5 (3.36%) ES6
9 1 (0.67%) Go
9 1 (0.67%) Haskell
9 1 (0.67%) Python
9 1 (0.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (10.07%) Degree
2 6 (4.03%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 50 (33.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 38 (25.50%) Kubernetes
2 18 (12.08%) Terraform
3 15 (10.07%) Ansible
3 15 (10.07%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (10.07%) Puppet
4 5 (3.36%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.67%) rkt
Vendors
1 27 (18.12%) Oracle
2 7 (4.70%) Google
3 4 (2.68%) Sybase
4 3 (2.01%) Escenic
4 3 (2.01%) MapR
4 3 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.01%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.34%) ION Trading
5 2 (1.34%) Kony
5 2 (1.34%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.67%) Calypso
6 1 (0.67%) Progress