The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Java Developer
UK / England
Rank 286 253 354
Rank change year-on-year -33 +101  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 331 455 260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.79% 0.93% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.97% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 355 205
Median daily rate £550 £525 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +12.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £646
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.04% +1.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 39636 46701 45542
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25783 30610 27944
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1458 1840
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +4.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 -12 220 £600 +4.34% 62
South East +2 36 £475 +8.57% 20
East of England +12 23 £538 +22.85% 7
North West +7 18 £488 +12.71% 21
Yorkshire -11 16 £413 -8.33% 10
West Midlands +16 7 £450 +12.50% 5
South West -9 6 £425 +13.33% 15
East Midlands -8 2 - - 9
Senior Java Developer
UK

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 679 (100.00%) Java
2 488 (71.87%) Agile Software Development
3 325 (47.86%) TDD
4 319 (46.98%) Spring
5 182 (26.80%) Scrum
6 168 (24.74%) Banking
6 168 (24.74%) BDD
7 166 (24.45%) Finance
8 153 (22.53%) SQL
9 150 (22.09%) Hibernate
10 136 (20.03%) HTML
11 132 (19.44%) REST
12 131 (19.29%) JavaScript
13 126 (18.56%) Oracle
14 125 (18.41%) Continuous Integration
15 124 (18.26%) Microservices
16 120 (17.67%) Git (software)
17 117 (17.23%) Maven
18 110 (16.20%) CSS
19 109 (16.05%) Web Services
20 107 (15.76%) Linux
21 104 (15.32%) Jenkins
22 102 (15.02%) Multithreading
23 97 (14.29%) Unix
23 97 (14.29%) Pair Programming
24 94 (13.84%) Investment Banking
24 94 (13.84%) XML
25 91 (13.40%) Scala
26 88 (12.96%) OO
27 86 (12.67%) DevOps

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 42 (6.19%) Apache Spark
2 30 (4.42%) Oracle Coherence
3 29 (4.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 26 (3.83%) WebSphere
5 25 (3.68%) Tomcat
6 24 (3.53%) WebLogic
7 19 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
8 15 (2.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 13 (1.91%) Apache
10 12 (1.77%) JBoss
11 11 (1.62%) Apache Pig
12 10 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
13 9 (1.33%) CMS
13 9 (1.33%) Mule
13 9 (1.33%) WebLogic Portal
14 8 (1.18%) GemFire
15 6 (0.88%) Apache Solr
15 6 (0.88%) Confluence
16 4 (0.59%) DataSynapse
16 4 (0.59%) Oracle Spatial
Business Applications
1 11 (1.62%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.88%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.59%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.29%) RMDS
4 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.15%) BondVision
5 1 (0.15%) Global One
5 1 (0.15%) Magento
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 59 (8.69%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.36%) GitHub
3 15 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.74%) PaaS
7 3 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.44%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.44%) Heroku
8 2 (0.29%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.29%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.15%) AWS OpsWorks
9 1 (0.15%) Datadog
9 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (5.74%) HTTP
2 12 (1.77%) RTSP
3 8 (1.18%) Internet
3 8 (1.18%) RTP
4 5 (0.74%) MQTT
4 5 (0.74%) SSH
5 4 (0.59%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.59%) Multicast
5 4 (0.59%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.44%) AMQP
6 3 (0.44%) LDAP
7 2 (0.29%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.29%) SSL
8 1 (0.15%) Firewall
8 1 (0.15%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.15%) Skype
8 1 (0.15%) STUN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (11.49%) NoSQL
2 76 (11.19%) MongoDB
3 67 (9.87%) Big Data
4 58 (8.54%) Relational Database
5 45 (6.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 42 (6.19%) Hadoop
7 38 (5.60%) PostgreSQL
8 33 (4.86%) MySQL
9 29 (4.27%) SQL Server
10 21 (3.09%) Oracle Database
11 14 (2.06%) Hazelcast
11 14 (2.06%) RDBMS
12 13 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (1.77%) DB2
13 12 (1.77%) Oracle Database 10g
14 11 (1.62%) HBase
15 10 (1.47%) KDB
15 10 (1.47%) Neo4j
16 9 (1.33%) Apache Hive
17 8 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 120 (17.67%) Git (software)
2 117 (17.23%) Maven
3 104 (15.32%) Jenkins
4 81 (11.93%) JUnit
5 54 (7.95%) Mockito
6 46 (6.77%) JIRA
7 43 (6.33%) Subversion
8 38 (5.60%) Gradle
9 37 (5.45%) Cucumber
10 31 (4.57%) Selenium
11 30 (4.42%) Ant
12 29 (4.27%) Eclipse
13 21 (3.09%) Hudson
14 15 (2.21%) TeamCity
15 12 (1.77%) IntelliJ
16 10 (1.47%) CruiseControl
16 10 (1.47%) Spock
17 9 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 9 (1.33%) EasyMock
18 7 (1.03%) JBehave
General
1 168 (24.74%) Banking
2 166 (24.45%) Finance
3 94 (13.84%) Investment Banking
4 84 (12.37%) Front Office
5 19 (2.80%) Retail
6 10 (1.47%) Games
7 9 (1.33%) Back Office
8 6 (0.88%) Advertising
9 5 (0.74%) Legal
9 5 (0.74%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.59%) Marketing
11 3 (0.44%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.29%) Electronics
12 2 (0.29%) German Language
12 2 (0.29%) Law
12 2 (0.29%) Prime Brokerage
12 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.15%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 319 (46.98%) Spring
2 150 (22.09%) Hibernate
3 136 (20.03%) HTML
4 132 (19.44%) REST
5 110 (16.20%) CSS
6 109 (16.05%) Web Services
7 94 (13.84%) XML
8 84 (12.37%) JMS
9 83 (12.22%) J2EE
10 81 (11.93%) RESTful
11 71 (10.46%) Java EE
12 67 (9.87%) AngularJS
13 62 (9.13%) SOAP
14 58 (8.54%) jQuery
15 57 (8.39%) JSON
16 48 (7.07%) HTML5
17 38 (5.60%) JSP
18 36 (5.30%) Spring MVC
19 35 (5.15%) JPA
20 34 (5.01%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 46 (6.77%) Derivative
3 37 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (5.15%) Equities
5 34 (5.01%) Fixed Income
6 29 (4.27%) Computer Science
7 17 (2.50%) Equity Derivative
8 14 (2.06%) Data Structures
8 14 (2.06%) Market Risk
8 14 (2.06%) Virtual Team
9 13 (1.91%) Algorithms
9 13 (1.91%) Client/Server
9 13 (1.91%) Mobile App
10 12 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.47%) User Experience
12 9 (1.33%) Credit Risk
12 9 (1.33%) Streaming Video
13 8 (1.18%) MPEG
13 8 (1.18%) N-Tier
14 6 (0.88%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 107 (15.76%) Linux
2 97 (14.29%) Unix
3 25 (3.68%) Android
4 22 (3.24%) Apple iOS
5 21 (3.09%) Windows
6 13 (1.91%) Mac OS X
7 9 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.88%) Solaris
9 2 (0.29%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.15%) HPUX
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (71.87%) Agile Software Development
2 325 (47.86%) TDD
3 182 (26.80%) Scrum
4 168 (24.74%) BDD
5 125 (18.41%) Continuous Integration
6 124 (18.26%) Microservices
7 102 (15.02%) Multithreading
8 97 (14.29%) Pair Programming
9 88 (12.96%) OO
10 86 (12.67%) DevOps
11 80 (11.78%) Low Latency
12 71 (10.46%) Mentoring
13 65 (9.57%) Software Engineering
14 58 (8.54%) E-Commerce
15 56 (8.25%) Kanban
16 55 (8.10%) Open Source
17 53 (7.81%) SDLC
18 52 (7.66%) MVC
19 45 (6.63%) SOA
20 40 (5.89%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 679 (100.00%) Java
2 153 (22.53%) SQL
3 131 (19.29%) JavaScript
4 91 (13.40%) Scala
5 69 (10.16%) Python
6 38 (5.60%) PL/SQL
7 36 (5.30%) Shell Script
8 29 (4.27%) Groovy
9 23 (3.39%) C#
10 20 (2.95%) Bash Shell
10 20 (2.95%) Ruby
11 16 (2.36%) Clojure
11 16 (2.36%) Haskell
12 14 (2.06%) Perl
13 11 (1.62%) C++
13 11 (1.62%) XPath
14 9 (1.33%) C
14 9 (1.33%) Korn
15 7 (1.03%) Go
16 6 (0.88%) R
Qualifications
1 34 (5.01%) Degree
2 29 (4.27%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.77%) DV Cleared
3 12 (1.77%) Sun Certification
4 8 (1.18%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.15%) ISEB
6 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.95%) MiFID
2 12 (1.77%) EMIR
3 11 (1.62%) Dodd-Frank
4 8 (1.18%) QA
5 7 (1.03%) SLA
6 5 (0.74%) FATCA
6 5 (0.74%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.15%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.15%) SDET
System Software
1 59 (8.69%) Docker
2 4 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.44%) HDFS
4 2 (0.29%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (4.27%) Puppet
2 23 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (3.09%) Ansible
4 10 (1.47%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.74%) Hadoop YARN
6 4 (0.59%) Terraform
7 3 (0.44%) Consul
7 3 (0.44%) Packer
8 2 (0.29%) Kibana
9 1 (0.15%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.15%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.15%) Control-M
9 1 (0.15%) Grafana
9 1 (0.15%) MOM
9 1 (0.15%) Nagios
9 1 (0.15%) Oozie
9 1 (0.15%) Salt
9 1 (0.15%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 126 (18.56%) Oracle
2 31 (4.57%) TIBCO
3 18 (2.65%) Adobe
4 14 (2.06%) IBM
5 11 (1.62%) Red Hat
6 10 (1.47%) Google
7 9 (1.33%) MuleSoft
7 9 (1.33%) Solace
8 8 (1.18%) Brightcove
9 7 (1.03%) BEA
9 7 (1.03%) Fidessa
9 7 (1.03%) Sybase
10 6 (0.88%) WorldPay
11 5 (0.74%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.74%) ION Trading
12 4 (0.59%) Perforce
12 4 (0.59%) Sun
12 4 (0.59%) VMware
13 3 (0.44%) ATG
13 3 (0.44%) Murex
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