Period
to 20 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 100 107
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7 +106
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 163 147 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.29% 2.28% 2.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.42% 2.38% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 138 142
City of London median daily rate £575 £625 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +13.64% +0.92%
10th Percentile £430 £491 £464
90th Percentile £838 £694 £650
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 6,737 6,176 6,539
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 95.84% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,296 4,737 5,244
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £488 £451
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.21% +0.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 77 84
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.03% -1.61% -
10th Percentile £12.70 £12.52 £11.33
90th Percentile £30.60 £30.07 £32.18
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.77 £19.25
% change year-on-year +5.23% -7.68% +2.93%

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 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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.

1 163 (100.00%) Java
2 83 (50.92%) Java 8
3 61 (37.42%) Finance
4 59 (36.20%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (36.20%) Banking
5 52 (31.90%) TDD
6 49 (30.06%) Electronic Trading
7 48 (29.45%) Linux
8 45 (27.61%) Front Office
9 40 (24.54%) Spring
10 39 (23.93%) Microservices
11 38 (23.31%) REST
12 35 (21.47%) Git (software)
12 35 (21.47%) Maven
13 32 (19.63%) Multithreading
13 32 (19.63%) Low Latency
14 31 (19.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 29 (17.79%) Jenkins
16 28 (17.18%) Spring Boot
17 23 (14.11%) RESTful
17 23 (14.11%) TIBCO
17 23 (14.11%) Web Services
18 22 (13.50%) SQL
18 22 (13.50%) TIBCO EMS
18 22 (13.50%) Continuous Integration
18 22 (13.50%) Docker
19 20 (12.27%) Kafka
19 20 (12.27%) MongoDB
19 20 (12.27%) JMS
20 19 (11.66%) JUnit

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 11 (6.75%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (3.68%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.45%) Apache
4 3 (1.84%) Oracle Coherence
4 3 (1.84%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.23%) JBoss
5 2 (1.23%) Jetty
6 1 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.61%) Liferay
6 1 (0.61%) SAS
6 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (7.36%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.04%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.68%) Heroku
3 5 (3.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.84%) Runscope
5 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.23%) GitHub
6 1 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.61%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.61%) PaaS
6 1 (0.61%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.52%) HTTP
2 7 (4.29%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.68%) FTP
4 5 (3.07%) DNS
4 5 (3.07%) SSL
5 1 (0.61%) Firewall
5 1 (0.61%) FIX Connectivity
5 1 (0.61%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.27%) MongoDB
2 17 (10.43%) NoSQL
3 14 (8.59%) Big Data
4 13 (7.98%) Hadoop
5 12 (7.36%) KDB
6 10 (6.13%) Relational Database
7 9 (5.52%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (4.91%) Hazelcast
9 7 (4.29%) MySQL
10 6 (3.68%) RDBMS
11 5 (3.07%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (3.07%) Blockchain
11 5 (3.07%) Redis
11 5 (3.07%) SQL Server
12 2 (1.23%) Neo4j
12 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 35 (21.47%) Git (software)
1 35 (21.47%) Maven
2 29 (17.79%) Jenkins
3 19 (11.66%) JUnit
4 15 (9.20%) Eclipse
5 14 (8.59%) Gradle
6 11 (6.75%) Mockito
7 8 (4.91%) Cucumber
8 6 (3.68%) TestNG
9 5 (3.07%) GitLab
9 5 (3.07%) gulp
9 5 (3.07%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.84%) IntelliJ
10 3 (1.84%) JIRA
10 3 (1.84%) Subversion
11 2 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.61%) Ant
12 1 (0.61%) Artifactory
12 1 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.61%) Selenium
General
1 61 (37.42%) Finance
2 59 (36.20%) Banking
3 45 (27.61%) Front Office
4 11 (6.75%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.07%) Retail
6 2 (1.23%) Marketing
7 1 (0.61%) Back Office
7 1 (0.61%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (24.54%) Spring
2 38 (23.31%) REST
3 28 (17.18%) Spring Boot
4 23 (14.11%) RESTful
4 23 (14.11%) Web Services
5 22 (13.50%) TIBCO EMS
6 20 (12.27%) JMS
6 20 (12.27%) Kafka
7 15 (9.20%) Hibernate
8 14 (8.59%) SOAP
9 13 (7.98%) FIX Protocol
10 12 (7.36%) AngularJS
10 12 (7.36%) HTML
11 10 (6.13%) Rendezvous
12 9 (5.52%) HTML5
13 8 (4.91%) CSS
13 8 (4.91%) Dropwizard
13 8 (4.91%) Guice
13 8 (4.91%) JSON
14 7 (4.29%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 31 (19.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 15 (9.20%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (8.59%) Credit Risk
4 9 (5.52%) Derivative
5 7 (4.29%) Fintech
6 4 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.45%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.84%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.23%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.23%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.23%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 2 (1.23%) User Experience
9 1 (0.61%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.61%) ASIC
9 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.61%) Credit Derivative
9 1 (0.61%) DTCC
9 1 (0.61%) Equities
9 1 (0.61%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 48 (29.45%) Linux
2 12 (7.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (4.91%) Unix
4 2 (1.23%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (36.20%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (31.90%) TDD
3 49 (30.06%) Electronic Trading
4 39 (23.93%) Microservices
5 32 (19.63%) Low Latency
5 32 (19.63%) Multithreading
6 22 (13.50%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (11.66%) Scrum
8 16 (9.82%) Market Making
9 13 (7.98%) BDD
9 13 (7.98%) Deployment Automation
9 13 (7.98%) DevOps
9 13 (7.98%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 12 (7.36%) Functional Programming
10 12 (7.36%) Integration Testing
11 11 (6.75%) Kanban
12 10 (6.13%) Algorithmic Trading
13 8 (4.91%) MapReduce
13 8 (4.91%) Requirements Analysis
13 8 (4.91%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 163 (100.00%) Java
2 83 (50.92%) Java 8
3 22 (13.50%) SQL
4 19 (11.66%) Python
5 13 (7.98%) Scala
6 12 (7.36%) Clojure
6 12 (7.36%) Kotlin
7 10 (6.13%) JavaScript
8 5 (3.07%) ES6
8 5 (3.07%) TypeScript
9 4 (2.45%) XPath
10 3 (1.84%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.84%) Ruby
11 2 (1.23%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.23%) C
11 2 (1.23%) Groovy
11 2 (1.23%) Java 9
11 2 (1.23%) VBA
12 1 (0.61%) Go
12 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (2.45%) Degree
2 3 (1.84%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.61%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.23%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.61%) EMIR
2 1 (0.61%) GDPR
System Software
1 22 (13.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (8.59%) Kubernetes
2 11 (6.75%) Puppet
3 5 (3.07%) Docker Swarm
4 3 (1.84%) Grafana
4 3 (1.84%) Graphite
4 3 (1.84%) Packer
4 3 (1.84%) Prometheus
4 3 (1.84%) Terraform
5 1 (0.61%) Ansible
5 1 (0.61%) rkt
Vendors
1 23 (14.11%) TIBCO
2 15 (9.20%) Sybase
3 14 (8.59%) Oracle
4 12 (7.36%) ION Trading
5 4 (2.45%) Google
5 4 (2.45%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.45%) Solace
6 3 (1.84%) Dynatrace
7 2 (1.23%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.23%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.23%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.23%) Progress
8 1 (0.61%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.61%) Sonatype