Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in London 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
England > London
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 240 223 275
Rank change year-on-year -17 +52 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 424 289 162
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.11% 1.19% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.28% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 238 144
10th Percentile £528 £500 £500
25th Percentile £550 £525 £515
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £610 £600
Median % change year-on-year +6.56% +1.67% +0.63%
75th Percentile £775 £688 £703
90th Percentile £850 £713 £775
England median daily rate £625 £600 £545
% change year-on-year +4.17% +10.09% -3.54%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 35,544 22,529 18,595
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.86% 92.80% 93.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,101 16,227 13,446
10th Percentile £375 £338 £306
25th Percentile £468 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £685 £625 £610
90th Percentile £775 £703 £700
England median daily rate £525 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 223 241
10th Percentile £16.23 £15.00 £13.71
25th Percentile £21.82 £20.58 £17.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.64 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +10.62% +26.56% +21.95%
75th Percentile £49.25 £51.91 £43.75
90th Percentile £65.00 £66.50 £56.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £21.40 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.14% +12.63% +2.70%

Senior Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Senior Java Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Java Developer in London

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Senior Java Developer in London

Senior Java Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

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

Daily rate histogram for Senior Java Developer in London

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for Senior Java Developer in London

Senior Java Developer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London 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
Central London -9 51 £605 -4.35% 30
West London -7 3 £675 +28.57% 4
East London -9 2 £702 +30.60% 6
South London - 2 £563 -
Senior Java Developer
England

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

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 London region featuring Senior Java Developer in the job title.

1 424 (100.00%) Java
2 242 (57.08%) Agile
3 212 (50.00%) Finance
4 149 (35.14%) Spring
5 145 (34.20%) Banking
6 143 (33.73%) Microservices
7 136 (32.08%) Spring Boot
8 131 (30.90%) TDD
9 120 (28.30%) CI/CD
10 107 (25.24%) AWS
11 106 (25.00%) Docker
12 103 (24.29%) DevOps
12 103 (24.29%) Software Engineering
13 97 (22.88%) SQL
13 97 (22.88%) Jenkins
14 86 (20.28%) Maven
15 85 (20.05%) Multithreading
16 84 (19.81%) Front Office
17 82 (19.34%) Git (software)
18 81 (19.10%) Azure
19 78 (18.40%) Kubernetes
20 76 (17.92%) Python
21 74 (17.45%) Kafka
22 72 (16.98%) Analytics
23 66 (15.57%) JavaScript
24 65 (15.33%) REST
25 64 (15.09%) Investment Banking
26 63 (14.86%) Derivative
26 63 (14.86%) Full Stack Development
27 62 (14.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 9 (2.12%) Apache Spark
1 9 (2.12%) JBoss
2 8 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (1.65%) Apache
4 5 (1.18%) Confluence
5 3 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (0.71%) Red Hat Fuse
5 3 (0.71%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.24%) Jetty
7 1 (0.24%) Mule
7 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 107 (25.24%) AWS
2 81 (19.10%) Azure
3 60 (14.15%) GCP
4 18 (4.25%) OpenShift
5 13 (3.07%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.42%) Serverless
7 5 (1.18%) Amazon ECS
7 5 (1.18%) Amazon S3
7 5 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.94%) GitHub
8 4 (0.94%) npm
9 3 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.71%) Apigee
9 3 (0.71%) AWS CodePipeline
10 2 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.24%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.24%) IaaS
11 1 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.94%) Kerberos
2 3 (0.71%) FIX Connectivity
2 3 (0.71%) HTTP
2 3 (0.71%) MQTT
3 2 (0.47%) FTP
4 1 (0.24%) Internet
4 1 (0.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (10.38%) NoSQL
2 42 (9.91%) MongoDB
3 27 (6.37%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (6.13%) Relational Database
5 17 (4.01%) SQL Server
6 13 (3.07%) Big Data
7 11 (2.59%) Hadoop
8 10 (2.36%) Hazelcast
8 10 (2.36%) MySQL
8 10 (2.36%) RDBMS
9 9 (2.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 8 (1.89%) Impala
10 8 (1.89%) Redis
11 6 (1.42%) Apache Hive
11 6 (1.42%) HBase
12 5 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (1.18%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.94%) Flink
14 3 (0.71%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 97 (22.88%) Jenkins
2 86 (20.28%) Maven
3 82 (19.34%) Git (software)
4 29 (6.84%) JUnit
5 24 (5.66%) JIRA
6 20 (4.72%) Cucumber
7 19 (4.48%) GitLab
8 16 (3.77%) Selenium
9 15 (3.54%) TeamCity
10 14 (3.30%) Gradle
11 11 (2.59%) CircleCI
11 11 (2.59%) Mockito
12 10 (2.36%) IntelliJ
13 6 (1.42%) Eclipse
14 5 (1.18%) IBM UrbanCode
15 4 (0.94%) Bitbucket
15 4 (0.94%) Subversion
16 3 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 3 (0.71%) Mercurial
16 3 (0.71%) TestNG
General
1 212 (50.00%) Finance
2 145 (34.20%) Banking
3 84 (19.81%) Front Office
4 64 (15.09%) Investment Banking
5 39 (9.20%) Social Skills
6 16 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (2.83%) Publishing
8 11 (2.59%) Public Sector
9 6 (1.42%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.94%) Games
11 2 (0.47%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 2 (0.47%) Prime Brokerage
11 2 (0.47%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.24%) Advertising
12 1 (0.24%) Back Office
12 1 (0.24%) Electronics
12 1 (0.24%) Legal
12 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.24%) Marketing
12 1 (0.24%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (35.14%) Spring
2 136 (32.08%) Spring Boot
3 74 (17.45%) Kafka
4 65 (15.33%) REST
5 54 (12.74%) RESTful
6 53 (12.50%) React
7 45 (10.61%) Hibernate
8 34 (8.02%) Web Services
9 25 (5.90%) AngularJS
10 24 (5.66%) HTML
11 23 (5.42%) Protocol Buffers
12 22 (5.19%) gRPC
12 22 (5.19%) JSON
12 22 (5.19%) Node.js
13 18 (4.25%) XML
14 17 (4.01%) Middleware
15 14 (3.30%) J2EE
15 14 (3.30%) RabbitMQ
16 13 (3.07%) Apache Camel
16 13 (3.07%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 63 (14.86%) Derivative
2 62 (14.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 36 (8.49%) Data Structures
4 33 (7.78%) Hedge funds
5 32 (7.55%) Fixed Income
6 29 (6.84%) Algorithms
7 26 (6.13%) Equities
8 23 (5.42%) Greenfield Project
9 22 (5.19%) Video\Live Streaming
10 20 (4.72%) Media Streaming
11 8 (1.89%) Credit Risk
12 7 (1.65%) Cloud Native
12 7 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (1.18%) User Experience
13 5 (1.18%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.94%) Data Protection Act
14 4 (0.94%) Equity Derivative
14 4 (0.94%) Market Risk
15 3 (0.71%) Mainframe
15 3 (0.71%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.13%) Unix
2 22 (5.19%) Linux
3 11 (2.59%) Windows
4 5 (1.18%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.71%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.47%) Android
6 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (57.08%) Agile
2 143 (33.73%) Microservices
3 131 (30.90%) TDD
4 120 (28.30%) CI/CD
5 103 (24.29%) DevOps
5 103 (24.29%) Software Engineering
6 85 (20.05%) Multithreading
7 72 (16.98%) Analytics
8 63 (14.86%) Full Stack Development
9 55 (12.97%) Asset Management
9 55 (12.97%) OO
10 51 (12.03%) BDD
11 41 (9.67%) Low Latency
12 37 (8.73%) Scrum
13 36 (8.49%) Investment Management
14 35 (8.25%) Pair Programming
14 35 (8.25%) Test Automation
15 34 (8.02%) SDLC
16 32 (7.55%) Electronic Trading
16 32 (7.55%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 424 (100.00%) Java
2 97 (22.88%) SQL
3 76 (17.92%) Python
4 66 (15.57%) JavaScript
5 28 (6.60%) Kotlin
6 27 (6.37%) TypeScript
7 14 (3.30%) Shell Script
8 11 (2.59%) C#
9 9 (2.12%) Scala
10 7 (1.65%) C++
11 6 (1.42%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.71%) Ada
13 2 (0.47%) ANSI SQL
14 1 (0.24%) Go
14 1 (0.24%) Groovy
14 1 (0.24%) XPath
Qualifications
1 29 (6.84%) Degree
2 10 (2.36%) SC Cleared
2 10 (2.36%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.55%) QA
2 4 (0.94%) Accessibility
3 3 (0.71%) WCAG
System Software
1 106 (25.00%) Docker
2 9 (2.12%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 78 (18.40%) Kubernetes
2 32 (7.55%) Terraform
3 15 (3.54%) Ansible
4 14 (3.30%) Grafana
4 14 (3.30%) Prometheus
5 5 (1.18%) Kibana
6 4 (0.94%) Istio
7 2 (0.47%) Control-M
7 2 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.24%) Podman
8 1 (0.24%) Puppet
Vendors
1 52 (12.26%) Oracle
2 8 (1.89%) Google
2 8 (1.89%) IBM
3 7 (1.65%) Sybase
4 6 (1.42%) Red Hat
5 5 (1.18%) Microsoft
5 5 (1.18%) Solace
6 4 (0.94%) Bloomberg
6 4 (0.94%) ION Trading
7 2 (0.47%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.47%) Calypso
7 2 (0.47%) MuleSoft
7 2 (0.47%) New Relic
7 2 (0.47%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.24%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.24%) Apple
8 1 (0.24%) Databricks
8 1 (0.24%) hybris
8 1 (0.24%) Murex
8 1 (0.24%) SAP