Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 102 102
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +102
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 166 140 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.39% 2.27% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.53% 2.37% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 131 129
City of London median daily rate £575 £625 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +13.64% +0.92%
10th Percentile £451 £513 £503
90th Percentile £808 £688 £640
Central London median daily rate £575 £625 £550
% change year-on-year -8.00% +13.64% +2.33%
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 6,565 5,908 6,181
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.65% 95.77% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,174 4,537 4,935
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £295
90th Percentile £688 £656 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 61 85
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.44 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.22% -12.80% +8.11%
10th Percentile £11.81 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £37.05 £30.07 £45.63
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.46 £20.00
% change year-on-year +13.61% -17.70% +8.11%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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.

1 166 (100.00%) Java
2 85 (51.20%) Java 8
3 80 (48.19%) Banking
4 67 (40.36%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (39.16%) Finance
6 56 (33.73%) Electronic Trading
7 54 (32.53%) TDD
8 45 (27.11%) Front Office
9 40 (24.10%) Spring
10 39 (23.49%) Maven
11 38 (22.89%) Microservices
12 37 (22.29%) REST
12 37 (22.29%) Linux
13 34 (20.48%) Multithreading
14 33 (19.88%) Low Latency
15 30 (18.07%) Git (software)
16 28 (16.87%) SQL
17 26 (15.66%) Scrum
17 26 (15.66%) RESTful
18 25 (15.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 24 (14.46%) Web Services
20 23 (13.86%) Scala
20 23 (13.86%) Continuous Integration
20 23 (13.86%) Jenkins
21 22 (13.25%) Hibernate
22 21 (12.65%) Spring Boot
23 19 (11.45%) Python
23 19 (11.45%) Sybase
23 19 (11.45%) Ultra-Low Latency
23 19 (11.45%) Credit Risk

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 9 (5.42%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (3.61%) GemFire
3 3 (1.81%) Mule
3 3 (1.81%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (1.20%) Apache
4 2 (1.20%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.20%) JBoss
4 2 (1.20%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.60%) Jetty
5 1 (0.60%) Liferay
5 1 (0.60%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.60%) nginx
5 1 (0.60%) SAS
5 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (9.64%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.23%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.20%) GitHub
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.60%) Heroku
4 1 (0.60%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.60%) PaaS
4 1 (0.60%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.41%) HTTP
2 2 (1.20%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (0.60%) Firewall
3 1 (0.60%) FTP
3 1 (0.60%) Internet
3 1 (0.60%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.64%) KDB
2 15 (9.04%) Hazelcast
2 15 (9.04%) NoSQL
3 14 (8.43%) MongoDB
4 12 (7.23%) Relational Database
5 9 (5.42%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (4.82%) Big Data
7 7 (4.22%) Blockchain
7 7 (4.22%) MySQL
7 7 (4.22%) RDBMS
8 6 (3.61%) Redis
9 4 (2.41%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.20%) SQL Server
11 1 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.60%) DB2
11 1 (0.60%) Mahout
11 1 (0.60%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.60%) QlikView
11 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 39 (23.49%) Maven
2 30 (18.07%) Git (software)
3 23 (13.86%) Jenkins
4 14 (8.43%) Eclipse
4 14 (8.43%) Gradle
5 10 (6.02%) JUnit
6 8 (4.82%) TeamCity
7 7 (4.22%) TestNG
8 5 (3.01%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.20%) Ant
9 2 (1.20%) JIRA
9 2 (1.20%) Mockito
9 2 (1.20%) Selenium
9 2 (1.20%) Subversion
10 1 (0.60%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.60%) Build Forge
10 1 (0.60%) Checkstyle
10 1 (0.60%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.60%) WebDriver
General
1 80 (48.19%) Banking
2 65 (39.16%) Finance
3 45 (27.11%) Front Office
4 17 (10.24%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.41%) Retail
6 2 (1.20%) Games
7 1 (0.60%) Back Office
7 1 (0.60%) Marketing
7 1 (0.60%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (24.10%) Spring
2 37 (22.29%) REST
3 26 (15.66%) RESTful
4 24 (14.46%) Web Services
5 22 (13.25%) Hibernate
6 21 (12.65%) Spring Boot
7 18 (10.84%) FIX Protocol
8 16 (9.64%) TIBCO EMS
9 15 (9.04%) JMS
10 13 (7.83%) SOAP
11 11 (6.63%) AngularJS
12 10 (6.02%) HTML
12 10 (6.02%) Kafka
13 9 (5.42%) Node.js
14 6 (3.61%) J2EE
14 6 (3.61%) JDBC
14 6 (3.61%) jQuery
14 6 (3.61%) XML
15 5 (3.01%) CSS
15 5 (3.01%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 19 (11.45%) Credit Risk
3 10 (6.02%) Fintech
4 8 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (3.61%) Derivative
6 4 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.41%) User Experience
7 2 (1.20%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.20%) Equities
7 2 (1.20%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.20%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.60%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.60%) ASIC
8 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.60%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.60%) DTCC
8 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 37 (22.29%) Linux
2 16 (9.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (7.23%) Unix
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (40.36%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (33.73%) Electronic Trading
3 54 (32.53%) TDD
4 38 (22.89%) Microservices
5 34 (20.48%) Multithreading
6 33 (19.88%) Low Latency
7 26 (15.66%) Scrum
8 23 (13.86%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (11.45%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 17 (10.24%) Deployment Automation
11 16 (9.64%) BDD
11 16 (9.64%) DevOps
11 16 (9.64%) Integration Testing
12 15 (9.04%) Continuous Delivery
12 15 (9.04%) Kanban
13 13 (7.83%) Functional Programming
14 11 (6.63%) Algorithmic Trading
15 10 (6.02%) Market Making
15 10 (6.02%) Requirements Analysis
15 10 (6.02%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 166 (100.00%) Java
2 85 (51.20%) Java 8
3 28 (16.87%) SQL
4 23 (13.86%) Scala
5 19 (11.45%) Python
6 16 (9.64%) Kotlin
7 15 (9.04%) Clojure
8 8 (4.82%) JavaScript
9 7 (4.22%) XPath
10 5 (3.01%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.01%) Groovy
11 3 (1.81%) C#
11 3 (1.81%) Java 9
11 3 (1.81%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.20%) C++
13 1 (0.60%) C
13 1 (0.60%) Go
13 1 (0.60%) Ruby
13 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (4.22%) Degree
2 6 (3.61%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.60%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.60%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (0.60%) EMIR
1 1 (0.60%) GDPR
1 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 12 (7.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (4.82%) Puppet
2 3 (1.81%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.20%) Ansible
4 1 (0.60%) rkt
Vendors
1 19 (11.45%) Sybase
2 17 (10.24%) TIBCO
3 16 (9.64%) ION Trading
4 15 (9.04%) Oracle
5 4 (2.41%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.20%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.20%) Bloomberg
6 2 (1.20%) Google
6 2 (1.20%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.20%) Solace
7 1 (0.60%) IBM
7 1 (0.60%) Sonatype