Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 271 308 375
Rank change year-on-year +37 +67 +78
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 925 793 636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.98% 0.81% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.86% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 659 518
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +7.42%
10th Percentile £419 £413 £370
90th Percentile £688 £650 £666
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
England median hourly rate - £29.53 -
UK median hourly rate - £29.53 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89884 92670 98656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.76% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59938 60988 63819
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2667 3006 3819
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.97 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.90 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Senior Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Senior Java Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Java Developer in England

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Java Developer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Java Developer in England

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Java Developer in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Java Developer in England

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Java Developer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Java Developer in England

Senior Java Developer
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
London +34 702 £575 +4.55% 80
South East +25 102 £500 - 13
North of England +20 70 £425 -15.00% 22
North West -7 41 £425 -15.00% 12
Yorkshire +8 24 £431 -9.21% 8
South West -8 17 £425 -1.16% 9
East of England -43 17 £463 -0.54% 6
Midlands +33 15 £488 +30.00% 4
East Midlands +1 9 £438 -16.67% 4
North East +64 7 £425 -15.00% 2
West Midlands +33 6 £525 +40.00%
Senior Java Developer
UK

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Senior Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Senior Java Developer in the job title.

1 925 (100.00%) Java
2 488 (52.76%) Agile Software Development
3 380 (41.08%) Spring
4 341 (36.86%) TDD
5 306 (33.08%) Finance
6 248 (26.81%) Banking
7 210 (22.70%) Microservices
8 187 (20.22%) Web Services
9 182 (19.68%) Hibernate
9 182 (19.68%) Multithreading
10 177 (19.14%) JavaScript
11 165 (17.84%) Linux
12 164 (17.73%) SQL
13 163 (17.62%) Front Office
14 159 (17.19%) Continuous Integration
15 153 (16.54%) Scrum
16 139 (15.03%) RESTful
17 132 (14.27%) BDD
17 132 (14.27%) REST
17 132 (14.27%) Maven
17 132 (14.27%) Jenkins
18 130 (14.05%) AngularJS
19 128 (13.84%) JUnit
20 127 (13.73%) Git (software)
21 126 (13.62%) Unix
22 124 (13.41%) JMS
23 109 (11.78%) Docker
24 108 (11.68%) Spring Boot
25 105 (11.35%) Low Latency
26 103 (11.14%) Oracle

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 73 (7.89%) Tomcat
2 62 (6.70%) Elasticsearch
3 61 (6.59%) WebSphere
4 38 (4.11%) Apache
4 38 (4.11%) Confluence
5 33 (3.57%) WebLogic
6 23 (2.49%) OpenStack
7 17 (1.84%) Oracle Coherence
8 14 (1.51%) Apache Solr
8 14 (1.51%) Cloud Foundry
8 14 (1.51%) JBoss
9 13 (1.41%) Apache Spark
10 11 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 9 (0.97%) GemFire
11 9 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (0.76%) Mule
13 3 (0.32%) CMS
13 3 (0.32%) Jetty
13 3 (0.32%) Mule ESB
14 2 (0.22%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 37 (4.00%) ION MarketView
2 7 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 93 (10.05%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (2.27%) OpenShift
4 17 (1.84%) PaaS
5 11 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (0.97%) GitHub
7 6 (0.65%) npm
8 5 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.54%) SaaS
8 5 (0.54%) Serverless
9 4 (0.43%) Bluemix
9 4 (0.43%) Heroku
9 4 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.32%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.11%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.81%) HTTP
2 18 (1.95%) Internet
3 12 (1.30%) SMS
4 10 (1.08%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.76%) AMQP
6 3 (0.32%) SSL
7 1 (0.11%) Firewall
7 1 (0.11%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.11%) LDAP
7 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (10.81%) NoSQL
2 70 (7.57%) PostgreSQL
3 68 (7.35%) Relational Database
4 62 (6.70%) MySQL
5 54 (5.84%) SQL Server
6 50 (5.41%) RDBMS
7 49 (5.30%) MongoDB
8 43 (4.65%) Big Data
9 39 (4.22%) Hadoop
10 34 (3.68%) KDB
11 29 (3.14%) HBase
12 26 (2.81%) Apache Cassandra
13 24 (2.59%) Oracle Database
14 11 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (1.19%) DB2
15 7 (0.76%) MariaDB
16 6 (0.65%) Jackrabbit
16 6 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
16 6 (0.65%) Redis
17 5 (0.54%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 132 (14.27%) Jenkins
1 132 (14.27%) Maven
2 128 (13.84%) JUnit
3 127 (13.73%) Git (software)
4 71 (7.68%) JIRA
5 47 (5.08%) Mockito
6 44 (4.76%) Cucumber
7 41 (4.43%) Eclipse
7 41 (4.43%) Gradle
8 37 (4.00%) Subversion
9 34 (3.68%) TeamCity
10 26 (2.81%) IntelliJ
11 25 (2.70%) NUnit
12 22 (2.38%) MSTest
13 20 (2.16%) Selenium
14 19 (2.05%) Ant
15 11 (1.19%) Hudson
15 11 (1.19%) Spock
16 9 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 9 (0.97%) jMock
General
1 306 (33.08%) Finance
2 248 (26.81%) Banking
3 163 (17.62%) Front Office
4 88 (9.51%) Investment Banking
5 26 (2.81%) Games
6 23 (2.49%) Retail
7 12 (1.30%) Automotive
7 12 (1.30%) Retail Banking
8 10 (1.08%) Back Office
9 6 (0.65%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.54%) Online Betting
11 3 (0.32%) French Language
12 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.22%) Law
12 2 (0.22%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.22%) Marketing
13 1 (0.11%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.11%) Legal
13 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.11%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 380 (41.08%) Spring
2 187 (20.22%) Web Services
3 182 (19.68%) Hibernate
4 139 (15.03%) RESTful
5 132 (14.27%) REST
6 130 (14.05%) AngularJS
7 124 (13.41%) JMS
8 108 (11.68%) Spring Boot
9 100 (10.81%) J2EE
10 97 (10.49%) HTML
11 76 (8.22%) FIX Protocol
12 73 (7.89%) CSS
13 72 (7.78%) XML
14 70 (7.57%) Spring MVC
15 67 (7.24%) SOAP
16 54 (5.84%) HTML5
16 54 (5.84%) Kafka
17 48 (5.19%) Node.js
18 44 (4.76%) jQuery
19 43 (4.65%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 90 (9.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 69 (7.46%) Greenfield Project
3 68 (7.35%) Fixed Income
4 59 (6.38%) Derivative
5 50 (5.41%) Equities
6 46 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
7 35 (3.78%) Equity Derivative
8 25 (2.70%) Computer Science
8 25 (2.70%) Data Structures
9 18 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (1.73%) Fintech
10 16 (1.73%) Grid Computing
11 14 (1.51%) Online Games
12 9 (0.97%) Credit Risk
12 9 (0.97%) User Experience
13 8 (0.86%) Market Risk
14 6 (0.65%) Credit Derivative
14 6 (0.65%) Hedge funds
15 5 (0.54%) Algorithms
15 5 (0.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 165 (17.84%) Linux
2 126 (13.62%) Unix
3 30 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 24 (2.59%) Windows
5 12 (1.30%) Mac OS X
6 8 (0.86%) Solaris
6 8 (0.86%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.32%) Android
8 2 (0.22%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.11%) CentOS
9 1 (0.11%) Fedora
9 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (52.76%) Agile Software Development
2 341 (36.86%) TDD
3 210 (22.70%) Microservices
4 182 (19.68%) Multithreading
5 159 (17.19%) Continuous Integration
6 153 (16.54%) Scrum
7 132 (14.27%) BDD
8 105 (11.35%) Low Latency
9 103 (11.14%) Electronic Trading
10 97 (10.49%) Pair Programming
11 95 (10.27%) MVC
12 93 (10.05%) OO
12 93 (10.05%) Test Automation
13 88 (9.51%) DevOps
14 77 (8.32%) Kanban
15 55 (5.95%) High Availability
15 55 (5.95%) Unit Testing
16 54 (5.84%) E-Commerce
17 47 (5.08%) SOA
18 45 (4.86%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 925 (100.00%) Java
2 177 (19.14%) JavaScript
3 164 (17.73%) SQL
4 86 (9.30%) Scala
5 50 (5.41%) Groovy
6 46 (4.97%) Python
7 32 (3.46%) C++
8 28 (3.03%) C#
9 26 (2.81%) Go
10 24 (2.59%) Kotlin
11 20 (2.16%) Ruby
12 19 (2.05%) PL/SQL
13 18 (1.95%) TypeScript
14 16 (1.73%) Shell Script
15 12 (1.30%) Bash Shell
15 12 (1.30%) C
16 11 (1.19%) VBA
17 10 (1.08%) Clojure
18 8 (0.86%) XPath
19 6 (0.65%) Perl
Qualifications
1 35 (3.78%) Degree
2 22 (2.38%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
4 17 (1.84%) SC Cleared
5 8 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (0.76%) PhD
7 6 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.22%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.22%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.11%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.11%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.81%) QA
2 18 (1.95%) MiFID
3 2 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.22%) EMIR
4 1 (0.11%) SEPA
4 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 109 (11.78%) Docker
2 9 (0.97%) HDFS
3 3 (0.32%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.22%) Varnish
4 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 53 (5.73%) Ansible
1 53 (5.73%) Puppet
2 35 (3.78%) Kubernetes
3 32 (3.46%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (1.95%) Terraform
5 15 (1.62%) Kibana
6 12 (1.30%) Prometheus
7 11 (1.19%) Grafana
8 10 (1.08%) logstash
9 4 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
10 3 (0.32%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 3 (0.32%) Oozie
11 2 (0.22%) Consul
11 2 (0.22%) Mesos
12 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 103 (11.14%) Oracle
2 87 (9.41%) TIBCO
3 44 (4.76%) Sybase
4 43 (4.65%) ION Trading
5 29 (3.14%) IBM
6 22 (2.38%) Google
7 21 (2.27%) Fidessa
8 18 (1.95%) Red Hat
9 16 (1.73%) Splunk
10 10 (1.08%) AppDynamics
10 10 (1.08%) Solace
11 8 (0.86%) Atlassian
11 8 (0.86%) hybris
11 8 (0.86%) MuleSoft
12 6 (0.65%) Bloomberg
12 6 (0.65%) Cloudera
12 6 (0.65%) Microsoft
13 5 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
14 4 (0.43%) Perforce
15 3 (0.32%) Murex