Period
to 16 June 2021

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £633 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 16 June 2021.

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
16 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 128 128 157
Rank change year-on-year 0 +29 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 27 13 78
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.91% 0.46% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.49% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 12 70
10th Percentile £531 £593 £481
25th Percentile £540 £600 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £633 £653 £575
Median % change year-on-year -3.07% +13.48% +0.66%
75th Percentile £699 £741 £638
90th Percentile £700 £799 £714
Central London median daily rate £633 £600 £588
% change year-on-year +5.42% +2.13% +2.84%

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 2,797 2,667 6,006
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.89% 93.71% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,051 2,012 4,685
10th Percentile £350 £300 £325
25th Percentile £439 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £520
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £594
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £543 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +8.50% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 46 63
10th Percentile £12.19 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.16 £14.09 £12.76
Median hourly rate £22.75 £23.37 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -2.64% +16.84% +6.95%
75th Percentile £30.23 £38.75 £32.13
90th Percentile £40.00 £52.38 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +20.00% +6.95%

Senior Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Senior Java Developer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Senior Java Developer in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Senior Java Developer in the City of London

Senior Java Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Senior Java Developer in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 June 2021.

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 16 June 2021, 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 27 (100.00%) Java
2 13 (48.15%) Banking
2 13 (48.15%) Spring
3 12 (44.44%) Front Office
3 12 (44.44%) Kubernetes
4 10 (37.04%) Finance
4 10 (37.04%) Docker
5 9 (33.33%) Spring Boot
6 8 (29.63%) Fixed Income
6 8 (29.63%) Linux
7 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
7 7 (25.93%) ION Trading
7 7 (25.93%) Maven
7 7 (25.93%) Market Risk
7 7 (25.93%) Electronic Trading
8 6 (22.22%) Investment Banking
8 6 (22.22%) TDD
8 6 (22.22%) Unix
9 5 (18.52%) Risk Management
9 5 (18.52%) Grid Computing
9 5 (18.52%) Data Analysis
9 5 (18.52%) Credit Risk
9 5 (18.52%) Visualisation
9 5 (18.52%) REST
9 5 (18.52%) Low Latency
9 5 (18.52%) Microservices
9 5 (18.52%) Social Skills
10 4 (14.81%) MuleSoft
10 4 (14.81%) DevOps
10 4 (14.81%) Relational Database

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 4 (14.81%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Fuse
3 2 (7.41%) Apache
4 1 (3.70%) Apache Spark
4 1 (3.70%) Camunda
4 1 (3.70%) Confluence
4 1 (3.70%) JBoss
4 1 (3.70%) Mule
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Azure
2 1 (3.70%) GitHub
2 1 (3.70%) OpenShift
2 1 (3.70%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.41%) MongoDB
2 2 (7.41%) MySQL
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) Big Data
3 1 (3.70%) Flink
3 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Maven
2 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.41%) JIRA
2 2 (7.41%) Subversion
3 1 (3.70%) Ant
3 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.70%) FishEye
3 1 (3.70%) Gradle
3 1 (3.70%) Hudson
3 1 (3.70%) jMock
3 1 (3.70%) JUnit
General
1 13 (48.15%) Banking
2 12 (44.44%) Front Office
3 10 (37.04%) Finance
4 6 (22.22%) Investment Banking
5 5 (18.52%) Social Skills
6 1 (3.70%) Retail
6 1 (3.70%) Wearables
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) Spring
2 9 (33.33%) Spring Boot
3 5 (18.52%) REST
4 3 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 3 (11.11%) Apache Camel
4 3 (11.11%) Hibernate
4 3 (11.11%) JMS
4 3 (11.11%) Middleware
5 2 (7.41%) Ajax
5 2 (7.41%) GWT
5 2 (7.41%) HTML
5 2 (7.41%) HTML5
5 2 (7.41%) JDBC
5 2 (7.41%) jQuery
5 2 (7.41%) JSF
5 2 (7.41%) OSGi
5 2 (7.41%) XML
6 1 (3.70%) Java EE
6 1 (3.70%) JSON
6 1 (3.70%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Fixed Income
2 7 (25.93%) Market Risk
3 5 (18.52%) Credit Risk
3 5 (18.52%) Grid Computing
4 3 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (7.41%) Clustering
5 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
6 1 (3.70%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Linux
2 6 (22.22%) Unix
3 1 (3.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Electronic Trading
2 6 (22.22%) TDD
3 5 (18.52%) Data Analysis
3 5 (18.52%) Low Latency
3 5 (18.52%) Microservices
3 5 (18.52%) Risk Management
3 5 (18.52%) Visualisation
4 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.81%) DevOps
4 4 (14.81%) Migration
5 3 (11.11%) OO
5 3 (11.11%) Scrum
5 3 (11.11%) SDLC
6 2 (7.41%) BDD
6 2 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.41%) High Availability
6 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (7.41%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 27 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.11%) Java 8
4 1 (3.70%) Kotlin
4 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (44.44%) Kubernetes
2 4 (14.81%) Ansible
3 1 (3.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) ION Trading
2 4 (14.81%) MuleSoft
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle
4 1 (3.70%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.70%) Murex
4 1 (3.70%) Sybase