The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Java Developer
England / London
Rank 201 192 239
Rank change year-on-year -9 +47  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 220 284 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.13% 1.29% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.36% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 238 143
Median daily rate £600 £575 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.34% +9.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £438 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £658 £700 £650
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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18463 20944 19902
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.85% 94.98% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13124 15012 13730
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 285 369
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -12.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Senior Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Java Developer in London

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Java Developer in London

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Java Developer in London over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Java Developer in London

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Java Developer in London.

Contractor 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 3 months to 24 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
City of London +31 81 £625 +8.69% 16
Wimbledon - 2 £550 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Senior Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region featuring Senior Java Developer in the job title.

1 468 (100.00%) Java
2 324 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 222 (47.44%) Spring
4 211 (45.09%) TDD
5 165 (35.26%) Banking
6 144 (30.77%) Finance
7 119 (25.43%) BDD
8 118 (25.21%) Scrum
9 114 (24.36%) Hibernate
10 105 (22.44%) SQL
11 99 (21.15%) Multithreading
12 95 (20.30%) HTML
13 94 (20.09%) Investment Banking
14 88 (18.80%) Microservices
15 85 (18.16%) REST
16 83 (17.74%) Front Office
17 82 (17.52%) Oracle
17 82 (17.52%) Unix
18 76 (16.24%) Git (software)
19 75 (16.03%) JavaScript
19 75 (16.03%) Pair Programming
20 74 (15.81%) Continuous Integration
21 72 (15.38%) Scala
21 72 (15.38%) Maven
22 70 (14.96%) CSS
22 70 (14.96%) Linux
22 70 (14.96%) Low Latency
23 69 (14.74%) Jenkins
24 63 (13.46%) OO
25 61 (13.03%) JMS

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 33 (7.05%) Apache Spark
2 30 (6.41%) Oracle Coherence
3 16 (3.42%) WebLogic
4 12 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (2.56%) Tomcat
4 12 (2.56%) WebSphere
5 11 (2.35%) Apache Pig
6 10 (2.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 8 (1.71%) Apache
7 8 (1.71%) WebLogic Portal
8 7 (1.50%) CMS
8 7 (1.50%) Mule
9 6 (1.28%) GemFire
9 6 (1.28%) JBoss
10 5 (1.07%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.85%) DataSynapse
12 3 (0.64%) GlassFish
12 3 (0.64%) Jetty
12 3 (0.64%) Liferay
13 2 (0.43%) EPiServer
Business Applications
1 4 (0.85%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.43%) RMDS
3 1 (0.21%) BondVision
3 1 (0.21%) Global One
3 1 (0.21%) Magento
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 43 (9.19%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.14%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (1.50%) GitHub
5 3 (0.64%) Google App Engine
5 3 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.64%) Heroku
6 2 (0.43%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.43%) PaaS
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.21%) AWS OpsWorks
7 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.21%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 31 (6.62%) HTTP
2 12 (2.56%) RTSP
3 8 (1.71%) RTP
4 7 (1.50%) Internet
5 5 (1.07%) MQTT
6 4 (0.85%) Multicast
6 4 (0.85%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.64%) SSH
8 2 (0.43%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.43%) LDAP
9 1 (0.21%) AMQP
9 1 (0.21%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (0.21%) Skype
9 1 (0.21%) STUN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (12.82%) NoSQL
2 56 (11.97%) Big Data
3 55 (11.75%) MongoDB
4 39 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 35 (7.48%) Hadoop
6 32 (6.84%) Apache Cassandra
7 27 (5.77%) MySQL
8 23 (4.91%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (3.42%) SQL Server
10 13 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (2.56%) Oracle Database
11 12 (2.56%) RDBMS
12 11 (2.35%) DB2
12 11 (2.35%) Hazelcast
13 10 (2.14%) KDB
14 9 (1.92%) HBase
14 9 (1.92%) Neo4j
15 8 (1.71%) Apache Hive
15 8 (1.71%) MarkLogic
15 8 (1.71%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 76 (16.24%) Git (software)
2 72 (15.38%) Maven
3 69 (14.74%) Jenkins
4 47 (10.04%) JUnit
5 37 (7.91%) Mockito
6 32 (6.84%) JIRA
6 32 (6.84%) Subversion
7 31 (6.62%) Cucumber
8 23 (4.91%) Selenium
9 22 (4.70%) Gradle
10 16 (3.42%) Ant
11 14 (2.99%) Hudson
12 11 (2.35%) TeamCity
13 10 (2.14%) CruiseControl
13 10 (2.14%) Spock
14 7 (1.50%) EasyMock
14 7 (1.50%) Eclipse
14 7 (1.50%) JBehave
15 6 (1.28%) Build Forge
15 6 (1.28%) Concordion
General
1 165 (35.26%) Banking
2 144 (30.77%) Finance
3 94 (20.09%) Investment Banking
4 83 (17.74%) Front Office
5 12 (2.56%) Retail
6 10 (2.14%) Games
7 9 (1.92%) Back Office
8 6 (1.28%) Advertising
9 4 (0.85%) Legal
9 4 (0.85%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.43%) Marketing
10 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Law
11 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.21%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.21%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (47.44%) Spring
2 114 (24.36%) Hibernate
3 95 (20.30%) HTML
4 85 (18.16%) REST
5 70 (14.96%) CSS
6 61 (13.03%) JMS
6 61 (13.03%) Web Services
7 60 (12.82%) XML
8 55 (11.75%) RESTful
9 53 (11.32%) J2EE
10 47 (10.04%) JSON
11 43 (9.19%) AngularJS
11 43 (9.19%) Java EE
12 40 (8.55%) HTML5
13 38 (8.12%) SOAP
14 37 (7.91%) jQuery
15 28 (5.98%) Dropwizard
15 28 (5.98%) Kafka
16 25 (5.34%) JSP
17 24 (5.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 48 (10.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 45 (9.62%) Derivative
3 35 (7.48%) Equities
4 34 (7.26%) Fixed Income
5 24 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (3.63%) Equity Derivative
7 16 (3.42%) Computer Science
8 14 (2.99%) Market Risk
9 12 (2.56%) Data Structures
9 12 (2.56%) Virtual Team
10 11 (2.35%) Algorithms
11 10 (2.14%) User Experience
12 9 (1.92%) Credit Risk
12 9 (1.92%) Mobile App
12 9 (1.92%) Streaming Video
13 8 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.71%) MPEG
13 8 (1.71%) N-Tier
14 6 (1.28%) Grid Computing
14 6 (1.28%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 82 (17.52%) Unix
2 70 (14.96%) Linux
3 13 (2.78%) Windows
4 12 (2.56%) Mac OS X
5 10 (2.14%) Android
5 10 (2.14%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.64%) Solaris
8 2 (0.43%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.21%) HPUX
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (45.09%) TDD
3 119 (25.43%) BDD
4 118 (25.21%) Scrum
5 99 (21.15%) Multithreading
6 88 (18.80%) Microservices
7 75 (16.03%) Pair Programming
8 74 (15.81%) Continuous Integration
9 70 (14.96%) Low Latency
10 63 (13.46%) OO
11 53 (11.32%) DevOps
12 46 (9.83%) Mentoring
12 46 (9.83%) Software Engineering
13 45 (9.62%) Kanban
13 45 (9.62%) SDLC
14 43 (9.19%) Open Source
15 40 (8.55%) Electronic Trading
16 36 (7.69%) E-Commerce
17 32 (6.84%) MVC
18 30 (6.41%) Concurrent Programming
Programming Languages
1 468 (100.00%) Java
2 105 (22.44%) SQL
3 75 (16.03%) JavaScript
4 72 (15.38%) Scala
5 46 (9.83%) Python
6 33 (7.05%) Shell Script
7 23 (4.91%) PL/SQL
8 18 (3.85%) Bash Shell
9 16 (3.42%) Groovy
10 15 (3.21%) C#
11 13 (2.78%) Haskell
11 13 (2.78%) Ruby
12 10 (2.14%) C++
13 9 (1.92%) C
13 9 (1.92%) Korn
13 9 (1.92%) Perl
14 7 (1.50%) Clojure
14 7 (1.50%) XPath
15 6 (1.28%) R
16 5 (1.07%) Jython
Qualifications
1 21 (4.49%) Degree
2 12 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.71%) Sun Certification
4 5 (1.07%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.64%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.21%) ISEB
6 1 (0.21%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.27%) MiFID
2 12 (2.56%) EMIR
3 11 (2.35%) Dodd-Frank
4 7 (1.50%) SLA
5 5 (1.07%) FATCA
6 4 (0.85%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.64%) QA
8 1 (0.21%) SDET
System Software
1 43 (9.19%) Docker
2 2 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.43%) HDFS
3 1 (0.21%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 20 (4.27%) Puppet
2 15 (3.21%) Ansible
3 10 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.28%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.07%) Hadoop YARN
6 4 (0.85%) Terraform
7 3 (0.64%) Consul
7 3 (0.64%) Packer
8 2 (0.43%) Kibana
9 1 (0.21%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.21%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.21%) Control-M
9 1 (0.21%) Grafana
9 1 (0.21%) MOM
9 1 (0.21%) Nagios
9 1 (0.21%) Oozie
9 1 (0.21%) Salt
9 1 (0.21%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 82 (17.52%) Oracle
2 25 (5.34%) TIBCO
3 9 (1.92%) IBM
3 9 (1.92%) MuleSoft
3 9 (1.92%) Solace
4 8 (1.71%) Brightcove
4 8 (1.71%) Google
5 7 (1.50%) BEA
5 7 (1.50%) Fidessa
6 6 (1.28%) Red Hat
6 6 (1.28%) Sybase
6 6 (1.28%) WorldPay
7 5 (1.07%) Adobe
7 5 (1.07%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.07%) ION Trading
8 4 (0.85%) Perforce
9 3 (0.64%) ATG
9 3 (0.64%) Murex
10 2 (0.43%) Reuters
10 2 (0.43%) Vertica
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