The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 309 279 407
Rank change year-on-year -30 +128  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 319 429 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.74% 0.87% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.91% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 364 193
Median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £450 £413
% change year-on-year -6.61% +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £49.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40980 47134 47634
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.05% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26691 31127 30520
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1258 1393 1823
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Senior Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Senior Java Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -9 228 £581 +8.13% 85
North West +9 31 £425 -10.52% 11
South East -22 23 £475 -9.52% 23
East of England +9 14 £550 +29.41% 13
South West 0 8 £550 +27.90% 15
Yorkshire -13 8 £425 -5.55% 9
West Midlands +24 5 £575 +17.34% 2
North East +70 1 £350 -30.00%
Senior Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 641 (100.00%) Java
2 425 (66.30%) Agile Software Development
3 286 (44.62%) TDD
4 265 (41.34%) Spring
5 206 (32.14%) Finance
6 158 (24.65%) Banking
7 148 (23.09%) Scrum
8 144 (22.46%) JavaScript
9 137 (21.37%) HTML
10 127 (19.81%) BDD
11 122 (19.03%) SQL
12 119 (18.56%) Oracle
12 119 (18.56%) Microservices
13 118 (18.41%) Git (software)
14 117 (18.25%) Linux
15 114 (17.78%) Front Office
15 114 (17.78%) Multithreading
16 107 (16.69%) CSS
17 106 (16.54%) Hibernate
18 102 (15.91%) Maven
19 100 (15.60%) Unix
20 99 (15.44%) Continuous Integration
21 90 (14.04%) RESTful
21 90 (14.04%) Web Services
22 86 (13.42%) Jenkins
23 85 (13.26%) REST
24 84 (13.10%) OO
24 84 (13.10%) DevOps
25 79 (12.32%) Low Latency
26 78 (12.17%) Investment Banking

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 30 (4.68%) Oracle Coherence
2 28 (4.37%) Tomcat
2 28 (4.37%) WebSphere
3 26 (4.06%) Apache Spark
4 23 (3.59%) Elasticsearch
5 19 (2.96%) Apache
5 19 (2.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 17 (2.65%) WebLogic
7 11 (1.72%) Confluence
8 10 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
9 9 (1.40%) Apache Solr
10 8 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 7 (1.09%) CMS
11 7 (1.09%) Mule
11 7 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.94%) JBoss
13 5 (0.78%) GemFire
14 4 (0.62%) Apache Pig
15 3 (0.47%) GlassFish
15 3 (0.47%) Liferay
Business Applications
1 8 (1.25%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.09%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.78%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.16%) Actimize
4 1 (0.16%) BondVision
4 1 (0.16%) Endur
4 1 (0.16%) Global One
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 36 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.56%) OpenShift
3 7 (1.09%) GitHub
4 4 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.47%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.47%) PaaS
5 3 (0.47%) SaaS
6 2 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.16%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (0.16%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.12%) HTTP
2 5 (0.78%) SSH
3 3 (0.47%) HTTPS
3 3 (0.47%) Internet
4 2 (0.31%) AMQP
4 2 (0.31%) LDAP
4 2 (0.31%) SMS
4 2 (0.31%) SSL
5 1 (0.16%) Firewall
5 1 (0.16%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.16%) RTP
5 1 (0.16%) RTSP
5 1 (0.16%) Skype
5 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (10.14%) NoSQL
2 63 (9.83%) MongoDB
3 57 (8.89%) Big Data
4 45 (7.02%) Relational Database
5 44 (6.86%) MySQL
6 39 (6.08%) Apache Cassandra
7 31 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
8 28 (4.37%) Hadoop
8 28 (4.37%) SQL Server
9 27 (4.21%) Oracle Database
10 17 (2.65%) Hazelcast
10 17 (2.65%) KDB
11 16 (2.50%) DB2
12 14 (2.18%) RDBMS
13 10 (1.56%) HBase
13 10 (1.56%) Kdb+
13 10 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
15 6 (0.94%) Apache Hive
15 6 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 118 (18.41%) Git (software)
2 102 (15.91%) Maven
3 86 (13.42%) Jenkins
4 67 (10.45%) JUnit
5 43 (6.71%) JIRA
6 36 (5.62%) Cucumber
7 31 (4.84%) Mockito
8 30 (4.68%) Gradle
9 28 (4.37%) Selenium
10 26 (4.06%) Subversion
11 22 (3.43%) TeamCity
12 18 (2.81%) Eclipse
13 15 (2.34%) Ant
14 13 (2.03%) IntelliJ
15 12 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 10 (1.56%) Hudson
17 9 (1.40%) Bitbucket
18 6 (0.94%) EasyMock
19 5 (0.78%) ANTLR
19 5 (0.78%) jMock
General
1 206 (32.14%) Finance
2 158 (24.65%) Banking
3 114 (17.78%) Front Office
4 78 (12.17%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.72%) Retail
6 8 (1.25%) Games
7 6 (0.94%) Back Office
8 5 (0.78%) Advertising
8 5 (0.78%) Legal
9 4 (0.62%) Marketing
9 4 (0.62%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.31%) French Language
10 2 (0.31%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.16%) Automotive
11 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.16%) Electronics
11 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (41.34%) Spring
2 137 (21.37%) HTML
3 107 (16.69%) CSS
4 106 (16.54%) Hibernate
5 90 (14.04%) RESTful
5 90 (14.04%) Web Services
6 85 (13.26%) REST
7 72 (11.23%) AngularJS
8 71 (11.08%) SOAP
9 69 (10.76%) J2EE
10 66 (10.30%) JMS
11 65 (10.14%) XML
12 61 (9.52%) HTML5
13 41 (6.40%) Node.js
14 40 (6.24%) Java EE
15 39 (6.08%) Spring Boot
16 37 (5.77%) jQuery
17 33 (5.15%) Middleware
18 31 (4.84%) JSON
18 31 (4.84%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 55 (8.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 55 (8.58%) Greenfield Project
2 52 (8.11%) Fixed Income
3 48 (7.49%) Derivative
3 48 (7.49%) Equities
4 36 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (4.37%) Computer Science
6 23 (3.59%) Client/Server
7 18 (2.81%) Equity Derivative
8 15 (2.34%) Data Structures
8 15 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.72%) Market Risk
10 10 (1.56%) Fintech
11 8 (1.25%) User Experience
11 8 (1.25%) Virtual Team
12 7 (1.09%) OTC Derivatives
13 6 (0.94%) Credit Risk
13 6 (0.94%) Grid Computing
14 4 (0.62%) Algorithms
14 4 (0.62%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 117 (18.25%) Linux
2 100 (15.60%) Unix
3 28 (4.37%) Windows
4 12 (1.87%) Android
5 11 (1.72%) Solaris
6 8 (1.25%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.25%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.47%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.16%) CentOS
9 1 (0.16%) Debian
9 1 (0.16%) Fedora
9 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 425 (66.30%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (44.62%) TDD
3 148 (23.09%) Scrum
4 127 (19.81%) BDD
5 119 (18.56%) Microservices
6 114 (17.78%) Multithreading
7 99 (15.44%) Continuous Integration
8 84 (13.10%) DevOps
8 84 (13.10%) OO
9 79 (12.32%) Low Latency
10 68 (10.61%) Test Automation
11 67 (10.45%) Pair Programming
12 66 (10.30%) Electronic Trading
13 58 (9.05%) Mentoring
14 57 (8.89%) Open Source
15 52 (8.11%) Kanban
16 41 (6.40%) Software Engineering
17 38 (5.93%) E-Commerce
17 38 (5.93%) MVC
17 38 (5.93%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 641 (100.00%) Java
2 144 (22.46%) JavaScript
3 122 (19.03%) SQL
4 75 (11.70%) Scala
5 63 (9.83%) Python
6 33 (5.15%) Groovy
7 28 (4.37%) PL/SQL
8 26 (4.06%) Shell Script
9 22 (3.43%) C#
10 21 (3.28%) Go
11 12 (1.87%) Bash Shell
11 12 (1.87%) Clojure
12 10 (1.56%) Ruby
13 9 (1.40%) C++
14 7 (1.09%) ES6
15 6 (0.94%) Perl
16 5 (0.78%) Jython
17 4 (0.62%) Korn
17 4 (0.62%) Kotlin
17 4 (0.62%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (4.52%) Degree
2 20 (3.12%) Computer Science Degree
2 20 (3.12%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.25%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.94%) Numerate Degree
4 6 (0.94%) Sun Certification
5 4 (0.62%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.31%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.16%) OCMJD
7 1 (0.16%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.16%) OCPJWCD
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.59%) MiFID
2 17 (2.65%) QA
3 8 (1.25%) EMIR
4 7 (1.09%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.31%) SLA
6 1 (0.16%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 46 (7.18%) Docker
2 2 (0.31%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.31%) HDFS
2 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (4.84%) Puppet
2 20 (3.12%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (2.65%) Kubernetes
4 15 (2.34%) Ansible
5 7 (1.09%) Grafana
6 5 (0.78%) Kibana
6 5 (0.78%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.47%) Marathon
7 3 (0.47%) Mesos
7 3 (0.47%) Terraform
8 2 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.16%) Control-M
9 1 (0.16%) Oozie
9 1 (0.16%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 119 (18.56%) Oracle
2 30 (4.68%) TIBCO
3 20 (3.12%) IBM
4 12 (1.87%) Red Hat
5 10 (1.56%) Adobe
5 10 (1.56%) ION Trading
5 10 (1.56%) Solace
6 9 (1.40%) Sybase
7 8 (1.25%) Fidessa
7 8 (1.25%) Google
7 8 (1.25%) Splunk
8 6 (0.94%) MuleSoft
9 5 (0.78%) Bloomberg
9 5 (0.78%) Perforce
9 5 (0.78%) StreamBase
10 4 (0.62%) FatWire
10 4 (0.62%) New Relic
10 4 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.47%) Cloudera
11 3 (0.47%) Sun
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