Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 123 100
Rank change year-on-year +9 -23 +80
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 157 126 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.27% 1.86% 2.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.39% 1.95% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 118 162
City of London median daily rate £600 £609 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.44% +10.68% -
10th Percentile £468 £463 £506
90th Percentile £725 £738 £674
Central London median daily rate £600 £600 £550
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +0.92%
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 6,578 6,461 6,466
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 95.27% 95.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,195 5,016 5,174
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £305
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £498 £463
% change year-on-year +0.50% +7.57% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 88 73
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.05 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.60% -5.00% +5.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.52 £11.30
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.23 £49.51
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.40 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.66% +5.11% -2.78%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
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 22 September 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.

1 157 (100.00%) Java
2 69 (43.95%) Java 8
3 60 (38.22%) Finance
4 53 (33.76%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (33.12%) TDD
6 49 (31.21%) Banking
7 46 (29.30%) Electronic Trading
8 43 (27.39%) Microservices
9 41 (26.11%) Spring
10 37 (23.57%) Linux
10 37 (23.57%) REST
11 35 (22.29%) Low Latency
12 33 (21.02%) Spring Boot
13 32 (20.38%) Front Office
14 29 (18.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 29 (18.47%) Docker
14 29 (18.47%) Git (software)
15 25 (15.92%) Kafka
16 24 (15.29%) Kubernetes
17 23 (14.65%) Big Data
17 23 (14.65%) MongoDB
18 22 (14.01%) Web Services
18 22 (14.01%) JMS
19 21 (13.38%) Continuous Integration
20 20 (12.74%) Multithreading
21 19 (12.10%) Jenkins
21 19 (12.10%) TIBCO
21 19 (12.10%) Maven
22 18 (11.46%) Amazon AWS
23 17 (10.83%) NoSQL

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 12 (7.64%) Apache Spark
1 12 (7.64%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (4.46%) Apache
3 4 (2.55%) CMS
3 4 (2.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.91%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (1.27%) JBoss
5 2 (1.27%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.64%) Jetty
6 1 (0.64%) Liferay
6 1 (0.64%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.55%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.46%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.10%) Heroku
3 3 (1.91%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.91%) Runscope
4 2 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.27%) GitHub
4 2 (1.27%) PaaS
5 1 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.64%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.64%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.01%) HTTP
2 10 (6.37%) TCP/IP
3 9 (5.73%) FTP
4 8 (5.10%) DNS
4 8 (5.10%) SSL
5 1 (0.64%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.65%) Big Data
1 23 (14.65%) MongoDB
2 17 (10.83%) NoSQL
3 16 (10.19%) Hadoop
4 9 (5.73%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (5.10%) Relational Database
5 8 (5.10%) SQL Server
6 6 (3.82%) MySQL
7 5 (3.18%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.91%) KDB
8 3 (1.91%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.27%) Cloud Spanner
9 2 (1.27%) DB2
9 2 (1.27%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.64%) Aerospike
10 1 (0.64%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.64%) Hazelcast
10 1 (0.64%) Redis
Development Applications
1 29 (18.47%) Git (software)
2 19 (12.10%) Jenkins
2 19 (12.10%) Maven
3 13 (8.28%) JUnit
4 11 (7.01%) Gradle
4 11 (7.01%) Mockito
5 9 (5.73%) Eclipse
6 8 (5.10%) GitLab
6 8 (5.10%) gulp
7 6 (3.82%) Cucumber
8 5 (3.18%) Subversion
9 3 (1.91%) IntelliJ
9 3 (1.91%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.27%) JIRA
10 2 (1.27%) Robot Framework
10 2 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.64%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.64%) Checkstyle
11 1 (0.64%) Mocha
11 1 (0.64%) TestNG
General
1 60 (38.22%) Finance
2 49 (31.21%) Banking
3 32 (20.38%) Front Office
4 5 (3.18%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.18%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (2.55%) Law
6 3 (1.91%) Publishing
6 3 (1.91%) Retail
7 2 (1.27%) Marketing
8 1 (0.64%) Advertising
8 1 (0.64%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (26.11%) Spring
2 37 (23.57%) REST
3 33 (21.02%) Spring Boot
4 25 (15.92%) Kafka
5 22 (14.01%) JMS
5 22 (14.01%) Web Services
6 17 (10.83%) Dropwizard
7 16 (10.19%) TIBCO EMS
8 15 (9.55%) Rendezvous
8 15 (9.55%) RESTful
9 14 (8.92%) HTML
10 12 (7.64%) HTML5
11 11 (7.01%) Guice
11 11 (7.01%) SOAP
12 10 (6.37%) AngularJS
12 10 (6.37%) JSON
13 9 (5.73%) CSS
14 8 (5.10%) Ember.js
14 8 (5.10%) OAuth
14 8 (5.10%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 15 (9.55%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (6.37%) Derivative
4 9 (5.73%) Credit Risk
5 6 (3.82%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.18%) Fintech
7 4 (2.55%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.55%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.91%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.91%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.91%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.91%) Market Risk
9 2 (1.27%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 2 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.64%) ASIC
10 1 (0.64%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.64%) DTCC
10 1 (0.64%) Equities
10 1 (0.64%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (23.57%) Linux
2 4 (2.55%) Unix
3 3 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (33.76%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (33.12%) TDD
3 46 (29.30%) Electronic Trading
4 43 (27.39%) Microservices
5 35 (22.29%) Low Latency
6 21 (13.38%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (12.74%) Multithreading
8 17 (10.83%) Market Making
9 16 (10.19%) BDD
9 16 (10.19%) Scrum
10 12 (7.64%) Ultra-Low Latency
11 9 (5.73%) Algorithmic Trading
11 9 (5.73%) Software Engineering
12 8 (5.10%) API Testing
12 8 (5.10%) Domain-Driven Design
12 8 (5.10%) Functional Programming
12 8 (5.10%) MapReduce
12 8 (5.10%) OO
12 8 (5.10%) OWASP
12 8 (5.10%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 157 (100.00%) Java
2 69 (43.95%) Java 8
3 16 (10.19%) Python
3 16 (10.19%) SQL
4 15 (9.55%) JavaScript
5 11 (7.01%) Kotlin
6 8 (5.10%) ES6
6 8 (5.10%) Scala
6 8 (5.10%) TypeScript
7 5 (3.18%) Clojure
8 3 (1.91%) Ruby
9 2 (1.27%) C
9 2 (1.27%) XPath
10 1 (0.64%) C#
10 1 (0.64%) Go
10 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.64%) R
10 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (4.46%) Degree
2 3 (1.91%) Master's Degree
3 2 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.64%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.27%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.64%) EMIR
System Software
1 29 (18.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (15.29%) Kubernetes
2 10 (6.37%) Puppet
3 8 (5.10%) Docker Swarm
4 3 (1.91%) Grafana
4 3 (1.91%) Graphite
4 3 (1.91%) Packer
4 3 (1.91%) Prometheus
4 3 (1.91%) Terraform
5 1 (0.64%) Ansible
5 1 (0.64%) rkt
Vendors
1 19 (12.10%) TIBCO
2 14 (8.92%) Oracle
3 6 (3.82%) Google
3 6 (3.82%) ION Trading
3 6 (3.82%) Progress
3 6 (3.82%) Sybase
4 4 (2.55%) Escenic
4 4 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.91%) Dynatrace
5 3 (1.91%) Solace
6 2 (1.27%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.27%) Kony
6 2 (1.27%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.27%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.64%) Sonatype