Period
to 23 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 91 140
Rank change year-on-year -9 +49 +59
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 170 165 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.39% 2.69% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.54% 2.82% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 152 86
City of London median daily rate £600 £586 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +1.96% +4.55%
10th Percentile £474 £513 £425
90th Percentile £838 £688 £725
Central London median daily rate £575 £575 £550
% change year-on-year - +4.55% -
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 6,706 5,851 6,450
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.26% 95.43% 95.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,322 4,637 5,101
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +8.57%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £281
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 69 97
City of London median hourly rate £17.15 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.72% -9.98% +15.08%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £34.45 £48.80 £41.95
Central London median hourly rate £18.60 £17.47 £19.99
% change year-on-year +6.47% -12.61% +15.22%

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 23 February 2018.

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

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 170 (100.00%) Java
2 92 (54.12%) Banking
3 84 (49.41%) Finance
4 67 (39.41%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (36.47%) Electronic Trading
6 48 (28.24%) TDD
7 47 (27.65%) Linux
8 46 (27.06%) Spring
9 40 (23.53%) Front Office
10 39 (22.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 33 (19.41%) SQL
11 33 (19.41%) FIX Protocol
12 32 (18.82%) Sybase
12 32 (18.82%) TIBCO
12 32 (18.82%) Multithreading
13 31 (18.24%) TIBCO EMS
14 30 (17.65%) REST
15 29 (17.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 29 (17.06%) KDB
15 29 (17.06%) ION MarketView
15 29 (17.06%) Microservices
15 29 (17.06%) Integration Testing
15 29 (17.06%) ION Trading
16 28 (16.47%) Maven
17 26 (15.29%) Low Latency
18 25 (14.71%) Scala
18 25 (14.71%) Hibernate
19 23 (13.53%) Scrum
19 23 (13.53%) JMS
20 22 (12.94%) Unix

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 6 (3.53%) Elasticsearch
1 6 (3.53%) GemFire
2 3 (1.76%) Mule
2 3 (1.76%) Oracle Coherence
2 3 (1.76%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.18%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.59%) Apache
4 1 (0.59%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.59%) JBoss
4 1 (0.59%) Jetty
4 1 (0.59%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.59%) nginx
4 1 (0.59%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Business Applications
1 29 (17.06%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.59%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.94%) HTTP
2 2 (1.18%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (0.59%) Internet
3 1 (0.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (17.06%) KDB
2 19 (11.18%) Relational Database
3 15 (8.82%) RDBMS
3 15 (8.82%) SQL Server
4 13 (7.65%) Hazelcast
5 9 (5.29%) NoSQL
6 7 (4.12%) Blockchain
6 7 (4.12%) MongoDB
6 7 (4.12%) MySQL
7 5 (2.94%) Big Data
8 3 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.76%) Redis
9 1 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.59%) DB2
9 1 (0.59%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.59%) Mahout
9 1 (0.59%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.59%) QlikView
9 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 28 (16.47%) Maven
2 17 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 13 (7.65%) Gradle
3 13 (7.65%) Jenkins
4 8 (4.71%) JUnit
4 8 (4.71%) TeamCity
5 6 (3.53%) Eclipse
6 4 (2.35%) TestNG
7 3 (1.76%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.18%) Mockito
8 2 (1.18%) Selenium
9 1 (0.59%) Ant
9 1 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.59%) Build Forge
9 1 (0.59%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.59%) JIRA
9 1 (0.59%) Protractor
9 1 (0.59%) Spock
9 1 (0.59%) WebDriver
General
1 92 (54.12%) Banking
2 84 (49.41%) Finance
3 40 (23.53%) Front Office
4 16 (9.41%) Investment Banking
5 10 (5.88%) Retail
6 7 (4.12%) Games
7 1 (0.59%) Law
7 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.59%) Marketing
7 1 (0.59%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (27.06%) Spring
2 33 (19.41%) FIX Protocol
3 31 (18.24%) TIBCO EMS
4 30 (17.65%) REST
5 25 (14.71%) Hibernate
6 23 (13.53%) JMS
7 19 (11.18%) Web Services
8 15 (8.82%) Spring Boot
9 14 (8.24%) RESTful
9 14 (8.24%) SOAP
10 13 (7.65%) XML
11 9 (5.29%) AngularJS
11 9 (5.29%) HTML
12 8 (4.71%) XSD
13 7 (4.12%) .NET
13 7 (4.12%) J2EE
13 7 (4.12%) Kafka
14 6 (3.53%) Node.js
15 5 (2.94%) JMX
15 5 (2.94%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 39 (22.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 16 (9.41%) Credit Risk
3 10 (5.88%) Derivative
3 10 (5.88%) Fintech
4 6 (3.53%) Hedge funds
5 5 (2.94%) Online Games
6 4 (2.35%) User Experience
7 2 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.18%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.18%) Equities
7 2 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.59%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.59%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.59%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.59%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 47 (27.65%) Linux
2 29 (17.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 22 (12.94%) Unix
4 1 (0.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (39.41%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (36.47%) Electronic Trading
3 48 (28.24%) TDD
4 32 (18.82%) Multithreading
5 29 (17.06%) Integration Testing
5 29 (17.06%) Microservices
6 26 (15.29%) Low Latency
7 23 (13.53%) Scrum
8 21 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (11.18%) SDLC
10 17 (10.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
11 15 (8.82%) DevOps
12 13 (7.65%) Continuous Delivery
12 13 (7.65%) Kanban
13 12 (7.06%) BDD
13 12 (7.06%) MVC
14 11 (6.47%) E-Commerce
14 11 (6.47%) Unit Testing
15 10 (5.88%) Algorithmic Trading
15 10 (5.88%) Market Making
Programming Languages
1 170 (100.00%) Java
2 33 (19.41%) SQL
3 25 (14.71%) Scala
4 19 (11.18%) Python
5 15 (8.82%) JavaScript
6 12 (7.06%) Kotlin
7 8 (4.71%) Clojure
7 8 (4.71%) XPath
8 7 (4.12%) Bash Shell
8 7 (4.12%) C++
8 7 (4.12%) Groovy
8 7 (4.12%) VBA
9 4 (2.35%) C#
10 3 (1.76%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.18%) Java 9
12 1 (0.59%) Ruby
12 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (4.71%) Degree
2 7 (4.12%) Master's Degree
3 2 (1.18%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.59%) MiFID
1 1 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.35%) Ansible
2 2 (1.18%) Puppet
3 1 (0.59%) Grafana
3 1 (0.59%) Terraform
Vendors
1 32 (18.82%) Sybase
1 32 (18.82%) TIBCO
2 29 (17.06%) ION Trading
3 16 (9.41%) Oracle
4 2 (1.18%) Bloomberg
4 2 (1.18%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.59%) IBM
5 1 (0.59%) Progress
5 1 (0.59%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.59%) Solace