Period
to 4 December 2021

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

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
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 234 206 275
Rank change year-on-year -28 +69 -46
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 454 199 316
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.20% 1.22% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.34% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 166 242
10th Percentile £513 £463 £500
25th Percentile £550 £525 £532
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £650 £625
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% +8.70%
75th Percentile £738 £750 £700
90th Percentile £900 £800 £745
England median daily rate £600 £600 £600
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £59.00 - £73.00
England median hourly rate £59.00 - £73.00

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 35,113 14,906 32,841
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.11% 91.76% 93.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,532 10,810 23,996
10th Percentile £363 £313 £300
25th Percentile £458 £406 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £515 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +8.42% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 125 432
10th Percentile £14.50 £18.00 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.00 £22.50 £15.49
Median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £20.92
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +55.39% +11.49%
75th Percentile £51.75 £46.00 £40.00
90th Percentile £66.55 £61.45 £53.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -13.04% +24.32% +5.71%

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 4 December 2021.

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 4 December 2021. 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
Central London -26 45 £615 -7.17% 45
West London -8 13 £600 +60.00% 16
South London +4 5 £450 -
Senior Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, Senior Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT 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.

1 454 (100.00%) Java
2 273 (60.13%) Agile Software Development
3 235 (51.76%) Finance
4 179 (39.43%) Microservices
5 177 (38.99%) Spring
6 152 (33.48%) Banking
7 150 (33.04%) Java 8
8 143 (31.50%) Spring Boot
9 134 (29.52%) TDD
10 132 (29.07%) AWS
11 108 (23.79%) RESTful
12 106 (23.35%) Software Engineering
13 105 (23.13%) Multithreading
14 101 (22.25%) DevOps
15 98 (21.59%) Docker
16 97 (21.37%) Git (software)
17 95 (20.93%) Kubernetes
18 89 (19.60%) Derivative
19 87 (19.16%) Investment Banking
20 84 (18.50%) Azure
21 83 (18.28%) Kafka
21 83 (18.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 81 (17.84%) SQL
23 80 (17.62%) Front Office
24 79 (17.40%) Maven
25 74 (16.30%) Oracle
25 74 (16.30%) Jenkins
26 64 (14.10%) Web Services
26 64 (14.10%) Asset Management
27 62 (13.66%) GCP

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 11 (2.42%) Confluence
2 10 (2.20%) Apache
2 10 (2.20%) Apache Spark
3 9 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (1.98%) JBoss
4 8 (1.76%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.32%) Jetty
5 6 (1.32%) Oracle Coherence
6 4 (0.88%) CMS
6 4 (0.88%) Red Hat Fuse
6 4 (0.88%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.66%) Headless CMS
8 2 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.44%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.22%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.22%) Mule
9 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.22%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.22%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 132 (29.07%) AWS
2 84 (18.50%) Azure
3 62 (13.66%) GCP
4 20 (4.41%) OpenShift
5 12 (2.64%) Serverless
6 7 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (1.32%) Amazon ECS
8 4 (0.88%) Amazon Kinesis
8 4 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.88%) GitHub
9 3 (0.66%) Amazon EKS
9 3 (0.66%) Apigee
9 3 (0.66%) Kong
10 2 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.44%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.44%) Datadog
10 2 (0.44%) NuGet
10 2 (0.44%) SaaS
11 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.74%) SSL
1 17 (3.74%) TCP/IP
2 10 (2.20%) HTTP
3 3 (0.66%) MQTT
4 2 (0.44%) Internet
5 1 (0.22%) DNS
5 1 (0.22%) Firewall
5 1 (0.22%) SSH
5 1 (0.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (12.33%) NoSQL
2 47 (10.35%) Hazelcast
3 36 (7.93%) MongoDB
4 31 (6.83%) Relational Database
5 30 (6.61%) Redis
6 24 (5.29%) MySQL
7 23 (5.07%) Apache Cassandra
8 18 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (3.30%) RDBMS
10 10 (2.20%) Big Data
11 9 (1.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (1.76%) KDB
13 7 (1.54%) Couchbase
13 7 (1.54%) InfluxDB
14 6 (1.32%) Flink
14 6 (1.32%) Neo4j
14 6 (1.32%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.66%) Hadoop
16 2 (0.44%) Apache Ignite
16 2 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 97 (21.37%) Git (software)
2 79 (17.40%) Maven
3 74 (16.30%) Jenkins
4 35 (7.71%) Mockito
5 28 (6.17%) JUnit
6 25 (5.51%) Cucumber
7 24 (5.29%) Gradle
8 23 (5.07%) JIRA
9 18 (3.96%) Selenium
10 13 (2.86%) Ant
11 11 (2.42%) SonarQube
12 9 (1.98%) Bitbucket
12 9 (1.98%) TeamCity
13 8 (1.76%) GitLab
14 5 (1.10%) Bitbucket Server
14 5 (1.10%) Subversion
15 4 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 4 (0.88%) Build Forge
15 4 (0.88%) webpack
16 3 (0.66%) Gatling
General
1 235 (51.76%) Finance
2 152 (33.48%) Banking
3 87 (19.16%) Investment Banking
4 80 (17.62%) Front Office
5 50 (11.01%) Social Skills
6 16 (3.52%) Retail
7 12 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (2.64%) Public Sector
8 8 (1.76%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.76%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.54%) Electronics
9 7 (1.54%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.54%) Marketing
10 6 (1.32%) Publishing
11 5 (1.10%) Games
12 3 (0.66%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 2 (0.44%) Back Office
13 2 (0.44%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.22%) Legal
14 1 (0.22%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (38.99%) Spring
2 143 (31.50%) Spring Boot
3 108 (23.79%) RESTful
4 83 (18.28%) Kafka
5 64 (14.10%) Web Services
6 61 (13.44%) REST
7 34 (7.49%) React
8 29 (6.39%) Middleware
9 27 (5.95%) AngularJS
10 23 (5.07%) Node.js
11 19 (4.19%) HTML
11 19 (4.19%) Memcached
12 18 (3.96%) Hibernate
13 16 (3.52%) gRPC
14 14 (3.08%) JSON
15 13 (2.86%) Apache Camel
16 12 (2.64%) SOAP
17 11 (2.42%) HTML5
17 11 (2.42%) JMS
17 11 (2.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 89 (19.60%) Derivative
2 83 (18.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 58 (12.78%) Data Structures
4 53 (11.67%) Algorithms
5 33 (7.27%) Fixed Income
6 27 (5.95%) Hedge funds
7 24 (5.29%) Greenfield Project
8 17 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (3.52%) Equities
10 9 (1.98%) User Experience
11 7 (1.54%) Cloud Native
11 7 (1.54%) Credit Risk
11 7 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (1.32%) Legacy Systems
12 6 (1.32%) Market Risk
12 6 (1.32%) Media Streaming
12 6 (1.32%) N-Tier
12 6 (1.32%) Video\Live Streaming
12 6 (1.32%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.88%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 57 (12.56%) Linux
2 21 (4.63%) Unix
3 4 (0.88%) Mac OS
4 2 (0.44%) Android
4 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.44%) Windows
5 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (60.13%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (39.43%) Microservices
3 134 (29.52%) TDD
4 106 (23.35%) Software Engineering
5 105 (23.13%) Multithreading
6 101 (22.25%) DevOps
7 64 (14.10%) Asset Management
8 61 (13.44%) Scrum
9 57 (12.56%) Performance Tuning
10 55 (12.11%) API Design
10 55 (12.11%) Full Stack Development
11 52 (11.45%) BDD
12 49 (10.79%) API Development
13 48 (10.57%) Test Automation
14 44 (9.69%) Analytics
14 44 (9.69%) OO
15 43 (9.47%) Low Latency
16 41 (9.03%) Pair Programming
17 33 (7.27%) Algorithmic Trading
17 33 (7.27%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 454 (100.00%) Java
2 150 (33.04%) Java 8
3 81 (17.84%) SQL
4 61 (13.44%) Python
5 55 (12.11%) Java 11
6 54 (11.89%) JavaScript
7 41 (9.03%) Scala
8 26 (5.73%) PL/SQL
9 17 (3.74%) Haskell
10 12 (2.64%) Kotlin
11 11 (2.42%) TypeScript
12 7 (1.54%) C#
13 6 (1.32%) C++
13 6 (1.32%) XPath
14 5 (1.10%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.66%) Ada
15 3 (0.66%) Groovy
15 3 (0.66%) Perl
15 3 (0.66%) Ruby
16 2 (0.44%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 18 (3.96%) Security Cleared
2 16 (3.52%) Degree
2 16 (3.52%) SC Cleared
3 9 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.22%) CFA
4 1 (0.22%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.64%) QA
2 8 (1.76%) Accessibility
3 3 (0.66%) WCAG
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 98 (21.59%) Docker
2 2 (0.44%) HDFS
3 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.22%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 95 (20.93%) Kubernetes
2 24 (5.29%) Prometheus
3 23 (5.07%) Grafana
4 17 (3.74%) Terraform
5 9 (1.98%) Ansible
6 4 (0.88%) Puppet
7 2 (0.44%) Oozie
7 2 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.22%) Istio
8 1 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.22%) Kiali
Vendors
1 74 (16.30%) Oracle
2 19 (4.19%) Solace
3 9 (1.98%) SAP
4 7 (1.54%) Google
5 6 (1.32%) Bloomberg
6 5 (1.10%) ION Trading
7 4 (0.88%) IBM
7 4 (0.88%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.44%) Adobe
8 2 (0.44%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.44%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.44%) eSpeed
8 2 (0.44%) MarketAxess
8 2 (0.44%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.44%) Murex
8 2 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.44%) Splunk
8 2 (0.44%) Tradeweb
9 1 (0.22%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.22%) Sonatype