Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Software Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 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 Software Engineer - Java
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 814 863 848
Rank change year-on-year +49 -15 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Software Engineer 17 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.018% 0.010% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.011% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 14
England median daily rate £500 £465 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +9.41% -22.73%
10th Percentile £363 £410 £338
90th Percentile £603 £553 £475
UK median daily rate £513 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +20.59% - -17.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
England median hourly rate - £41.13 -
UK median hourly rate - £41.13 -

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 88968 93021 99725
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 59275 61281 64512
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 £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2638 3004 3828
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Senior Java Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Java Software Engineer in England

Senior Java Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Java Software Engineer in England

Senior Java Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Java Software Engineer in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Java Software Engineer in England

Senior Java Software Engineer
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 Software Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Java Software Engineer in England

Senior Java Software Engineer
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 Software Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 18 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 -4 7 £525 +8.81% 7
North of England +68 6 - - 4
North West +31 6 - - 2
South East +14 3 £375 - 4
East Midlands - 1 £500 -
Midlands - 1 £500 -
Senior Java Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Senior Java Software Engineer 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (100.00%) Java
1 17 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (64.71%) Node.js
3 10 (58.82%) Git (software)
4 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (52.94%) TDD
4 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
5 8 (47.06%) REST
6 7 (41.18%) Microservices
6 7 (41.18%) MongoDB
6 7 (41.18%) Linux
6 7 (41.18%) Scrum
6 7 (41.18%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
6 7 (41.18%) Open Source
7 6 (35.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (35.29%) SQL
7 6 (35.29%) MySQL
7 6 (35.29%) NoSQL
7 6 (35.29%) Jenkins
8 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (29.41%) Spring
8 5 (29.41%) JIRA
8 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (23.53%) Kanban
9 4 (23.53%) Web Services
9 4 (23.53%) Python
9 4 (23.53%) Hibernate
9 4 (23.53%) Confluence
9 4 (23.53%) Slack

Senior Java Software Engineer 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 4 (23.53%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (23.53%) Slack
3 2 (11.76%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (11.76%) Amazon S3
3 2 (11.76%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (5.88%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (5.88%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (5.88%) GitHub
4 1 (5.88%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) MongoDB
1 7 (41.18%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (35.29%) MySQL
2 6 (35.29%) NoSQL
3 3 (17.65%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (11.76%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Git (software)
2 6 (35.29%) Jenkins
3 5 (29.41%) JIRA
4 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
4 3 (17.65%) Jasmine
4 3 (17.65%) JUnit
5 2 (11.76%) Subversion
6 1 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (5.88%) Hudson
6 1 (5.88%) IntelliJ
6 1 (5.88%) Maven
6 1 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (17.65%) Retail
1 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) Node.js
2 8 (47.06%) REST
3 5 (29.41%) Spring
4 4 (23.53%) Hibernate
4 4 (23.53%) Web Services
5 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
6 2 (11.76%) Lambda Expressions
6 2 (11.76%) OAuth
6 2 (11.76%) OAuth2
6 2 (11.76%) RESTful
7 1 (5.88%) .NET
7 1 (5.88%) Apache Camel
7 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (5.88%) HTML
7 1 (5.88%) J2EE
7 1 (5.88%) JMS
7 1 (5.88%) JPA
7 1 (5.88%) JSON
7 1 (5.88%) SOAP
7 1 (5.88%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
2 6 (35.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Android
3 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) TDD
3 7 (41.18%) Microservices
3 7 (41.18%) Open Source
3 7 (41.18%) Scrum
3 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
4 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (23.53%) Kanban
6 3 (17.65%) BDD
6 3 (17.65%) Case Management
6 3 (17.65%) Coaching
6 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
6 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
6 3 (17.65%) SDLC
7 2 (11.76%) DevOps
7 2 (11.76%) OO
8 1 (5.88%) Identity Management
8 1 (5.88%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
4 4 (23.53%) Python
5 2 (11.76%) Go
5 2 (11.76%) Scala
6 1 (5.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
1 1 (5.88%) OpenAM
1 1 (5.88%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Ansible
2 1 (5.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Pega
1 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
2 2 (11.76%) Google
3 1 (5.88%) Facebook
3 1 (5.88%) ForgeRock
3 1 (5.88%) Twitter