Period
to 18 June 2021

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 311 337 338
Rank change year-on-year +26 +1 -57
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 378 250 629
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.76% 0.65% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.70% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 224 493
10th Percentile £475 £488 £425
25th Percentile £513 £513 £490
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +0.05%
75th Percentile £688 £700 £638
90th Percentile £710 £775 £700
UK median daily rate £575 £538 £550
% change year-on-year +6.98% -2.27% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £71.73 - £55.00
UK median hourly rate £71.73 - £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 46,135 35,888 78,401
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.88% 93.75% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,869 24,270 52,945
10th Percentile £300 £263 £275
25th Percentile £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £592 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,509 1,195 2,371
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.62 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.00 £14.12 £13.43
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.28% +6.86%
75th Percentile £43.75 £39.55 £42.06
90th Percentile £56.50 £52.50 £51.00
UK median hourly rate £21.28 £19.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +9.10% +5.41% +5.71%

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 18 June 2021.

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 18 June 2021. 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 +37 313 £600 -7.69% 75
South East +4 20 £525 - 17
North of England +18 19 £635 +23.90% 27
North West +11 14 £635 +15.45% 17
East of England -24 6 £575 +10.58% 8
Yorkshire +9 4 - - 5
South West -14 4 £550 +4.76% 10
North East +16 1 £510 +18.60% 5
Midlands -14 1 £525 +13.51% 6
West Midlands -25 1 £525 +13.51% 4
Senior Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 England region featuring Senior Java Developer in the job title.

1 378 (100.00%) Java
2 206 (54.50%) Spring
3 200 (52.91%) Agile Software Development
4 164 (43.39%) Finance
5 157 (41.53%) Microservices
6 137 (36.24%) Banking
7 126 (33.33%) Spring Boot
8 124 (32.80%) Java 8
9 115 (30.42%) Docker
10 108 (28.57%) Kubernetes
11 96 (25.40%) REST
12 94 (24.87%) Maven
13 86 (22.75%) Investment Banking
14 84 (22.22%) TDD
15 80 (21.16%) Git (software)
16 79 (20.90%) Scrum
16 79 (20.90%) SQL
17 78 (20.63%) RESTful
17 78 (20.63%) AWS
17 78 (20.63%) Jenkins
18 74 (19.58%) Linux
19 68 (17.99%) Kafka
20 67 (17.72%) Oracle
20 67 (17.72%) Front Office
21 66 (17.46%) JavaScript
21 66 (17.46%) DevOps
22 65 (17.20%) Multithreading
23 63 (16.67%) Social Skills
24 60 (15.87%) Web Services
25 49 (12.96%) Test Automation

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 27 (7.14%) Red Hat Fuse
2 24 (6.35%) Apache Spark
3 19 (5.03%) Confluence
3 19 (5.03%) Mule
4 18 (4.76%) Apache
5 14 (3.70%) Cloud Foundry
6 10 (2.65%) JBoss
7 9 (2.38%) Camunda
7 9 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.85%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.59%) Jetty
10 4 (1.06%) Oracle Coherence
10 4 (1.06%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.79%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.53%) Jupyter
12 2 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.53%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.26%) DataSynapse
13 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 5 (1.32%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 78 (20.63%) AWS
2 27 (7.14%) Serverless
3 25 (6.61%) Azure
3 25 (6.61%) GCP
4 22 (5.82%) OpenShift
5 16 (4.23%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (3.44%) AWS Lambda
7 10 (2.65%) GitHub
8 7 (1.85%) Amazon S3
9 5 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (1.06%) Slack
11 3 (0.79%) Akamai
11 3 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.79%) Amazon ECS
11 3 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.79%) BlazeMeter
11 3 (0.79%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.79%) Datadog
11 3 (0.79%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.76%) SSL
2 17 (4.50%) TCP/IP
3 14 (3.70%) HTTP
4 3 (0.79%) Broadband
4 3 (0.79%) Internet
5 2 (0.53%) SWIFTNet
6 1 (0.26%) Firewall
6 1 (0.26%) LAN
6 1 (0.26%) POP3
6 1 (0.26%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.26%) SMTP
6 1 (0.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 40 (10.58%) NoSQL
3 32 (8.47%) Relational Database
4 25 (6.61%) Big Data
5 23 (6.08%) Hazelcast
6 19 (5.03%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (5.03%) Redis
7 18 (4.76%) SQL Server
8 17 (4.50%) Apache Cassandra
9 15 (3.97%) Flink
10 13 (3.44%) Couchbase
11 11 (2.91%) MySQL
12 5 (1.32%) Apache Ignite
12 5 (1.32%) Oracle Database
13 4 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (1.06%) Data Lake
13 4 (1.06%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.79%) DB2
14 3 (0.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 94 (24.87%) Maven
2 80 (21.16%) Git (software)
3 78 (20.63%) Jenkins
4 40 (10.58%) JUnit
5 38 (10.05%) JIRA
6 33 (8.73%) Cucumber
7 27 (7.14%) Gradle
8 23 (6.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 16 (4.23%) Mockito
10 12 (3.17%) Ant
10 12 (3.17%) Subversion
11 10 (2.65%) Bitbucket
11 10 (2.65%) FishEye
12 9 (2.38%) Selenium
13 8 (2.12%) Eclipse
13 8 (2.12%) Sonatype Nexus
14 7 (1.85%) Hudson
14 7 (1.85%) jMock
14 7 (1.85%) Log4j
14 7 (1.85%) TeamCity
General
1 164 (43.39%) Finance
2 137 (36.24%) Banking
3 86 (22.75%) Investment Banking
4 67 (17.72%) Front Office
5 63 (16.67%) Social Skills
6 16 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (2.65%) Financial Institution
8 9 (2.38%) Public Sector
9 8 (2.12%) Retail
10 5 (1.32%) Marketing
10 5 (1.32%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.79%) Automotive
11 3 (0.79%) Back Office
11 3 (0.79%) Documentation Skills
12 2 (0.53%) Electronics
12 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.53%) Presentation Skills
13 1 (0.26%) Games
13 1 (0.26%) Publishing
13 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (54.50%) Spring
2 126 (33.33%) Spring Boot
3 96 (25.40%) REST
4 78 (20.63%) RESTful
5 68 (17.99%) Kafka
6 60 (15.87%) Web Services
7 41 (10.85%) AngularJS
7 41 (10.85%) Hibernate
8 39 (10.32%) HTML
8 39 (10.32%) Middleware
9 32 (8.47%) Apache Camel
10 30 (7.94%) React
11 28 (7.41%) JMS
12 23 (6.08%) XML
13 20 (5.29%) JDBC
13 20 (5.29%) Spring Integration
14 18 (4.76%) CSS
14 18 (4.76%) J2EE
14 18 (4.76%) Memcached
15 17 (4.50%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.26%) Derivative
1 35 (9.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 34 (8.99%) Fixed Income
3 30 (7.94%) Algorithms
3 30 (7.94%) Data Structures
4 28 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
5 25 (6.61%) Market Risk
6 19 (5.03%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (4.23%) Grid Computing
8 9 (2.38%) User Experience
9 8 (2.12%) Clustering
9 8 (2.12%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.59%) Credit Risk
10 6 (1.59%) Equities
10 6 (1.59%) Equity Derivative
10 6 (1.59%) Hedge funds
11 5 (1.32%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.32%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.06%) Mainframe
12 4 (1.06%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 74 (19.58%) Linux
2 35 (9.26%) Unix
3 8 (2.12%) Windows
4 6 (1.59%) Mac OS X
5 4 (1.06%) Android
6 3 (0.79%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (0.26%) Debian
7 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.26%) VMS
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (52.91%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (41.53%) Microservices
3 84 (22.22%) TDD
4 79 (20.90%) Scrum
5 66 (17.46%) DevOps
6 65 (17.20%) Multithreading
7 49 (12.96%) Test Automation
8 47 (12.43%) Continuous Integration
9 45 (11.90%) BDD
10 41 (10.85%) Low Latency
11 40 (10.58%) OO
12 38 (10.05%) Electronic Trading
13 37 (9.79%) Performance Tuning
14 35 (9.26%) Functional Programming
15 34 (8.99%) API Design
15 34 (8.99%) Software Engineering
16 30 (7.94%) Continuous Delivery
17 28 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
17 28 (7.41%) SDLC
18 25 (6.61%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 378 (100.00%) Java
2 124 (32.80%) Java 8
3 79 (20.90%) SQL
4 66 (17.46%) JavaScript
5 42 (11.11%) Scala
6 39 (10.32%) Python
7 30 (7.94%) PL/SQL
8 23 (6.08%) Haskell
9 22 (5.82%) Kotlin
10 14 (3.70%) Groovy
11 9 (2.38%) C++
11 9 (2.38%) Java 9
12 5 (1.32%) C
12 5 (1.32%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.06%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.79%) ES6
15 2 (0.53%) C#
15 2 (0.53%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.53%) Perl
15 2 (0.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 34 (8.99%) SC Cleared
1 34 (8.99%) Security Cleared
2 22 (5.82%) Degree
3 16 (4.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.32%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.26%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.26%) CFA
6 1 (0.26%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.44%) QA
2 4 (1.06%) ISO 20022
3 3 (0.79%) MiFID
4 2 (0.53%) ISO 15022
5 1 (0.26%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.26%) PMO
5 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 115 (30.42%) Docker
2 3 (0.79%) Varnish
3 2 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.53%) GridGain
4 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 108 (28.57%) Kubernetes
2 15 (3.97%) Ansible
3 11 (2.91%) Terraform
4 8 (2.12%) Prometheus
5 5 (1.32%) Grafana
6 3 (0.79%) Kibana
7 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.53%) Puppet
8 1 (0.26%) PingFederate
8 1 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.26%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 67 (17.72%) Oracle
2 21 (5.56%) Atlassian
3 15 (3.97%) ION Trading
4 12 (3.17%) Google
5 9 (2.38%) MuleSoft
6 7 (1.85%) Murex
6 7 (1.85%) Solace
6 7 (1.85%) Sybase
7 5 (1.32%) IBM
8 4 (1.06%) Adobe
8 4 (1.06%) Splunk
8 4 (1.06%) TIBCO
9 3 (0.79%) AppDynamics
9 3 (0.79%) Bloomberg
9 3 (0.79%) New Relic
10 2 (0.53%) Perforce
10 2 (0.53%) SAP
10 2 (0.53%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.26%) Microsoft
11 1 (0.26%) webMethods