Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 345 314 382
Rank change year-on-year -31 +68 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 513 346 255
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.74% 0.75% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.80% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 281 227
10th Percentile £513 £475 £466
25th Percentile £550 £513 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £600 £545
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +10.09% -3.54%
75th Percentile £750 £675 £650
90th Percentile £845 £700 £738
UK median daily rate £625 £575 £538
% change year-on-year +8.70% +6.98% -2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £52.50 - -
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
75th Percentile £57.50 - -
90th Percentile - - -
UK median hourly rate £55.00 - -

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 65,038 42,984 40,469
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.23% 92.79% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 46,407 29,686 27,259
10th Percentile £313 £288 £250
25th Percentile £425 £388 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £490 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
75th Percentile £644 £588 £575
90th Percentile £744 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £525 £480 £468
% change year-on-year +9.38% +2.56% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,777 1,437 1,426
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.40 £11.63
25th Percentile £15.50 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.40 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +5.14% +12.63% +2.70%
75th Percentile £49.25 £43.75 £37.50
90th Percentile £64.75 £56.50 £51.75
UK median hourly rate £23.91 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +8.68% +15.79% +5.56%

Senior Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Senior Java Developer in England.

Daily rate trend for Senior Java Developer in England

Senior Java Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Senior Java Developer in England over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Senior Java Developer in England

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Senior Java Developer in England.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -17 424 £650 +6.56% 93
North of England -45 22 £545 -14.17% 25
North West -33 15 £575 -9.45% 18
East of England -21 12 £585 +1.74% 3
South West -19 11 £531 +8.97% 10
Midlands - 11 £525 - 8
West Midlands - 8 £554 - 7
South East -39 7 £550 +4.76% 9
Yorkshire -32 5 £513 - 7
North East -5 2 £500 -1.96%
East Midlands - 2 £450 - 1
Senior Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, Senior Java Developer contract jobs required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Senior Java Developer in the job title.

1 513 (100.00%) Java
2 285 (55.56%) Agile
3 223 (43.47%) Finance
4 197 (38.40%) Spring
5 175 (34.11%) Spring Boot
6 170 (33.14%) Microservices
7 153 (29.82%) Banking
7 153 (29.82%) TDD
8 140 (27.29%) AWS
9 136 (26.51%) Docker
9 136 (26.51%) CI/CD
10 120 (23.39%) Software Engineering
11 118 (23.00%) DevOps
12 115 (22.42%) Jenkins
13 103 (20.08%) Kubernetes
14 102 (19.88%) SQL
15 96 (18.71%) Kafka
16 94 (18.32%) Git (software)
17 93 (18.13%) Maven
18 91 (17.74%) Azure
19 86 (16.76%) Multithreading
20 84 (16.37%) Front Office
21 83 (16.18%) REST
22 80 (15.59%) Python
23 74 (14.42%) Analytics
24 72 (14.04%) JavaScript
25 67 (13.06%) Full Stack Development
26 65 (12.67%) RESTful
27 64 (12.48%) Investment Banking
27 64 (12.48%) Derivative

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 16 (3.12%) Confluence
2 10 (1.95%) Apache Spark
3 9 (1.75%) Apache
3 9 (1.75%) JBoss
4 8 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.78%) Red Hat Fuse
6 3 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.58%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.39%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.19%) Jetty
8 1 (0.19%) Mule
8 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 140 (27.29%) AWS
2 91 (17.74%) Azure
3 61 (11.89%) GCP
4 23 (4.48%) OpenShift
5 14 (2.73%) Serverless
6 13 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (0.97%) Amazon ECS
8 5 (0.97%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.97%) GitHub
8 5 (0.97%) npm
9 4 (0.78%) Amazon EKS
9 4 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.78%) Apigee
10 3 (0.58%) AWS CodePipeline
11 2 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.39%) Azure Service Bus
11 2 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.19%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.75%) HTTP
2 5 (0.97%) Kerberos
3 3 (0.58%) FIX Connectivity
3 3 (0.58%) MQTT
4 2 (0.39%) FTP
5 1 (0.19%) Internet
5 1 (0.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (9.16%) MongoDB
1 47 (9.16%) NoSQL
2 32 (6.24%) Relational Database
3 31 (6.04%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (4.09%) SQL Server
5 18 (3.51%) MySQL
6 14 (2.73%) Big Data
7 12 (2.34%) Hadoop
7 12 (2.34%) RDBMS
8 10 (1.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 10 (1.95%) Hazelcast
9 8 (1.56%) Impala
9 8 (1.56%) Oracle Database
9 8 (1.56%) Redis
10 7 (1.36%) HBase
11 6 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (1.17%) Apache Hive
12 4 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.78%) Flink
13 3 (0.58%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 115 (22.42%) Jenkins
2 94 (18.32%) Git (software)
3 93 (18.13%) Maven
4 41 (7.99%) JIRA
5 37 (7.21%) JUnit
6 23 (4.48%) Selenium
7 22 (4.29%) Cucumber
7 22 (4.29%) GitLab
8 16 (3.12%) Gradle
9 15 (2.92%) TeamCity
10 14 (2.73%) Mockito
11 11 (2.14%) CircleCI
12 10 (1.95%) IntelliJ
13 8 (1.56%) Eclipse
14 7 (1.36%) JMeter
14 7 (1.36%) LoadRunner
14 7 (1.36%) SoapUI
15 5 (0.97%) IBM UrbanCode
16 4 (0.78%) Bitbucket
16 4 (0.78%) Subversion
General
1 223 (43.47%) Finance
2 153 (29.82%) Banking
3 84 (16.37%) Front Office
4 64 (12.48%) Investment Banking
5 45 (8.77%) Social Skills
6 19 (3.70%) Public Sector
7 18 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (2.34%) Publishing
9 6 (1.17%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.17%) Games
10 3 (0.58%) Retail
10 3 (0.58%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.39%) Back Office
11 2 (0.39%) Electronics
11 2 (0.39%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 2 (0.39%) Law
11 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.39%) Marketing
11 2 (0.39%) Prime Brokerage
12 1 (0.19%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (38.40%) Spring
2 175 (34.11%) Spring Boot
3 96 (18.71%) Kafka
4 83 (16.18%) REST
5 65 (12.67%) RESTful
6 54 (10.53%) React
7 52 (10.14%) Hibernate
8 40 (7.80%) Web Services
9 32 (6.24%) JSON
10 28 (5.46%) AngularJS
10 28 (5.46%) HTML
10 28 (5.46%) Node.js
11 24 (4.68%) XML
12 23 (4.48%) Protocol Buffers
13 22 (4.29%) gRPC
13 22 (4.29%) J2EE
13 22 (4.29%) RabbitMQ
14 21 (4.09%) Middleware
15 20 (3.90%) SOAP
16 17 (3.31%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 64 (12.48%) Derivative
2 62 (12.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 38 (7.41%) Data Structures
4 33 (6.43%) Hedge funds
5 32 (6.24%) Fixed Income
6 30 (5.85%) Algorithms
7 28 (5.46%) Greenfield Project
8 26 (5.07%) Equities
9 22 (4.29%) Video\Live Streaming
10 20 (3.90%) Media Streaming
11 13 (2.53%) Cloud Native
12 12 (2.34%) User Experience
13 8 (1.56%) Credit Risk
14 7 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (1.17%) Virtual Team
16 5 (0.97%) Market Risk
17 4 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
17 4 (0.78%) Equity Derivative
17 4 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
18 3 (0.58%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 32 (6.24%) Linux
2 31 (6.04%) Unix
3 12 (2.34%) Windows
4 6 (1.17%) Mac OS X
5 5 (0.97%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.39%) Android
6 2 (0.39%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (55.56%) Agile
2 170 (33.14%) Microservices
3 153 (29.82%) TDD
4 136 (26.51%) CI/CD
5 120 (23.39%) Software Engineering
6 118 (23.00%) DevOps
7 86 (16.76%) Multithreading
8 74 (14.42%) Analytics
9 67 (13.06%) Full Stack Development
10 63 (12.28%) OO
11 59 (11.50%) BDD
12 55 (10.72%) Asset Management
13 52 (10.14%) Scrum
14 47 (9.16%) Test Automation
15 44 (8.58%) Continuous Integration
16 41 (7.99%) Low Latency
17 40 (7.80%) Pair Programming
18 37 (7.21%) SDLC
19 36 (7.02%) Investment Management
20 32 (6.24%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 513 (100.00%) Java
2 102 (19.88%) SQL
3 80 (15.59%) Python
4 72 (14.04%) JavaScript
5 38 (7.41%) Kotlin
6 27 (5.26%) TypeScript
7 16 (3.12%) Shell Script
8 11 (2.14%) C#
9 10 (1.95%) Scala
10 8 (1.56%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.36%) C++
12 3 (0.58%) Ada
13 2 (0.39%) ANSI SQL
13 2 (0.39%) Go
13 2 (0.39%) XPath
14 1 (0.19%) C
14 1 (0.19%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 31 (6.04%) Degree
2 20 (3.90%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.19%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.82%) QA
2 4 (0.78%) Accessibility
3 3 (0.58%) WCAG
System Software
1 136 (26.51%) Docker
2 10 (1.95%) HDFS
3 1 (0.19%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 103 (20.08%) Kubernetes
2 33 (6.43%) Terraform
3 23 (4.48%) Ansible
4 14 (2.73%) Grafana
4 14 (2.73%) Prometheus
5 5 (0.97%) Kibana
6 4 (0.78%) Istio
7 2 (0.39%) Control-M
7 2 (0.39%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.19%) Podman
8 1 (0.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 63 (12.28%) Oracle
2 11 (2.14%) IBM
3 9 (1.75%) Red Hat
4 8 (1.56%) Google
5 7 (1.36%) AppDynamics
5 7 (1.36%) Sybase
6 6 (1.17%) Microsoft
6 6 (1.17%) Solace
7 4 (0.78%) Bloomberg
7 4 (0.78%) ION Trading
8 3 (0.58%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.39%) Adyen
9 2 (0.39%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.39%) Calypso
9 2 (0.39%) New Relic
9 2 (0.39%) SAP
9 2 (0.39%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.19%) Avaya
10 1 (0.19%) Databricks
10 1 (0.19%) Refinitiv