Period
to 9 December 2021

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Engineer was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 9 December 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 Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
9 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 160 118 216
Rank change year-on-year -42 +98 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Engineer 26 3 5
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.63% 0.15% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.16% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 5
10th Percentile " £705 £518
25th Percentile £613 £713 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £725 £625
Median % change year-on-year -10.34% +16.00% +8.70%
75th Percentile £788 £738 £675
90th Percentile £886 £745 "
Central London median daily rate £650 £550 £544
% change year-on-year +18.18% +1.15% -5.43%

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 3,806 1,834 5,296
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.51% 92.11% 93.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,931 1,387 4,183
10th Percentile £350 £308 £313
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £520 £513
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% +1.46% +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £602 £600
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 25 62
10th Percentile £13.88 £17.60 £12.04
25th Percentile £17.34 £22.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £32.40 £27.00 £19.41
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% +39.09% +3.81%
75th Percentile £47.75 £40.00 £23.35
90th Percentile £65.15 £47.05 £36.11
Central London median hourly rate £33.75 £28.45 £19.75
% change year-on-year +18.65% +44.03% +5.61%

Senior Java Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Senior Java Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Java Engineer in the City of London

Senior Java Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

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

Senior Java Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Senior Java Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 9 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Senior Java Engineer in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 2021, Senior Java Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 26 (100.00%) Java
2 22 (84.62%) Kafka
3 21 (80.77%) NoSQL
4 20 (76.92%) AWS
5 19 (73.08%) Software Engineering
5 19 (73.08%) Microservices
6 18 (69.23%) Technology Roadmap
6 18 (69.23%) Confluent
7 17 (65.38%) REST
8 16 (61.54%) Spring Boot
8 16 (61.54%) SQL
9 15 (57.69%) HTTP
9 15 (57.69%) HTTPS
9 15 (57.69%) SOAP
10 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (34.62%) Scrum
13 8 (30.77%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (30.77%) Serverless
14 6 (23.08%) Kotlin
14 6 (23.08%) UML
14 6 (23.08%) Scala
15 5 (19.23%) Spring
16 3 (11.54%) Kanban
16 3 (11.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 3 (11.54%) TDD
16 3 (11.54%) Python
16 3 (11.54%) OOD
16 3 (11.54%) Oracle
16 3 (11.54%) SQL Server

Senior Java Engineer 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:

Cloud Services
1 20 (76.92%) AWS
2 8 (30.77%) AWS Lambda
2 8 (30.77%) Serverless
3 2 (7.69%) Azure
3 2 (7.69%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 15 (57.69%) HTTP
1 15 (57.69%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (80.77%) NoSQL
2 3 (11.54%) Couchbase
2 3 (11.54%) RDBMS
2 3 (11.54%) Redis
2 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.69%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (7.69%) Gradle
2 2 (7.69%) Maven
2 2 (7.69%) Postman
General
1 2 (7.69%) Marketing
1 2 (7.69%) Social Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (84.62%) Kafka
2 17 (65.38%) REST
3 16 (61.54%) Spring Boot
4 15 (57.69%) SOAP
5 5 (19.23%) Spring
6 3 (11.54%) JDBC
7 2 (7.69%) .NET
7 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
7 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
7 2 (7.69%) Express
7 2 (7.69%) GraphQL
7 2 (7.69%) NHibernate
7 2 (7.69%) Node.js
7 2 (7.69%) React
7 2 (7.69%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (73.08%) Microservices
1 19 (73.08%) Software Engineering
2 18 (69.23%) Technology Roadmap
3 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (34.62%) Scrum
6 6 (23.08%) UML
7 3 (11.54%) BDD
7 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
7 3 (11.54%) Kanban
7 3 (11.54%) Lean Software Development
7 3 (11.54%) OOD
7 3 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (11.54%) SDLC
7 3 (11.54%) TDD
8 2 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (7.69%) Performance Optimisation
8 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (100.00%) Java
2 16 (61.54%) SQL
3 6 (23.08%) Kotlin
3 6 (23.08%) Scala
4 3 (11.54%) Python
5 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.69%) TypeScript
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Ansible
1 3 (11.54%) Kubernetes
1 3 (11.54%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (11.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) Confluent
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle