Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 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 Java Developer
England > London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 190 218 271
Rank change year-on-year +28 +53 +53
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 687 517 404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.47% 1.16% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.22% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 459 345
London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £457 £425 £400
90th Percentile £711 £663 £675
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £29.53 -

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 44252 42345 44555
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.99% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 32037 30120 31401
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 553 693
London median hourly rate £20.22 £19.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.07% +3.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.35 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.57
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

Senior Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Senior Java Developer in the job title as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 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
Central London +3 170 £600 +9.09% 24
West London +16 27 £525 -10.64% 8
South London -20 19 £500 +11.11% 1
East London +6 16 £586 +17.25% 3
Senior Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 687 (100.00%) Java
2 356 (51.82%) Agile Software Development
3 273 (39.74%) Finance
4 249 (36.24%) Spring
5 245 (35.66%) TDD
6 223 (32.46%) Banking
7 175 (25.47%) Multithreading
8 163 (23.73%) Front Office
9 143 (20.82%) Linux
10 135 (19.65%) Microservices
11 129 (18.78%) SQL
12 125 (18.20%) Hibernate
13 121 (17.61%) JavaScript
14 118 (17.18%) Unix
15 110 (16.01%) Continuous Integration
16 104 (15.14%) Scrum
17 103 (14.99%) RESTful
18 99 (14.41%) Low Latency
19 98 (14.26%) Electronic Trading
20 95 (13.83%) Web Services
21 88 (12.81%) JMS
21 88 (12.81%) NoSQL
22 87 (12.66%) Investment Banking
23 85 (12.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 84 (12.23%) Oracle
24 84 (12.23%) AngularJS
25 82 (11.94%) Docker
25 82 (11.94%) BDD
25 82 (11.94%) TIBCO
26 79 (11.50%) Maven

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 49 (7.13%) Elasticsearch
2 46 (6.70%) Tomcat
3 33 (4.80%) WebSphere
4 28 (4.08%) Confluence
5 22 (3.20%) OpenStack
6 21 (3.06%) WebLogic
7 19 (2.77%) Apache
8 17 (2.47%) Oracle Coherence
9 11 (1.60%) JBoss
10 9 (1.31%) Apache Solr
11 8 (1.16%) Apache Spark
11 8 (1.16%) GemFire
12 4 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.44%) Jetty
14 2 (0.29%) CMS
14 2 (0.29%) GlassFish
15 1 (0.15%) Apache Pig
15 1 (0.15%) Liferay
15 1 (0.15%) MQSeries
15 1 (0.15%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 35 (5.09%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.15%) Endur
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 71 (10.33%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (3.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.02%) OpenShift
4 6 (0.87%) npm
4 6 (0.87%) PaaS
5 4 (0.58%) Bluemix
5 4 (0.58%) Heroku
5 4 (0.58%) IBM Cloud
6 3 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.44%) GitHub
6 3 (0.44%) SaaS
6 3 (0.44%) Serverless
7 2 (0.29%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.15%) AWS OpsWorks
8 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.47%) Internet
2 12 (1.75%) HTTP
3 10 (1.46%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.31%) SMS
5 3 (0.44%) AMQP
6 1 (0.15%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.15%) LDAP
6 1 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (12.81%) NoSQL
2 66 (9.61%) Relational Database
3 54 (7.86%) PostgreSQL
4 51 (7.42%) RDBMS
5 50 (7.28%) MySQL
6 41 (5.97%) SQL Server
7 40 (5.82%) Big Data
8 34 (4.95%) Hadoop
8 34 (4.95%) MongoDB
9 33 (4.80%) KDB
10 25 (3.64%) HBase
11 23 (3.35%) Apache Cassandra
12 16 (2.33%) Oracle Database
13 10 (1.46%) DB2
14 7 (1.02%) MariaDB
15 6 (0.87%) Jackrabbit
16 5 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
17 4 (0.58%) Blockchain
17 4 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
17 4 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 79 (11.50%) Maven
2 76 (11.06%) Git (software)
3 74 (10.77%) Jenkins
4 72 (10.48%) JUnit
5 50 (7.28%) JIRA
6 40 (5.82%) Mockito
7 29 (4.22%) TeamCity
8 27 (3.93%) Cucumber
8 27 (3.93%) Gradle
9 25 (3.64%) Subversion
10 24 (3.49%) NUnit
11 21 (3.06%) IntelliJ
11 21 (3.06%) MSTest
12 19 (2.77%) Eclipse
13 10 (1.46%) Spock
14 9 (1.31%) Ant
15 8 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 7 (1.02%) Hudson
16 7 (1.02%) jMock
17 6 (0.87%) Selenium
General
1 273 (39.74%) Finance
2 223 (32.46%) Banking
3 163 (23.73%) Front Office
4 87 (12.66%) Investment Banking
5 25 (3.64%) Games
6 22 (3.20%) Retail
7 6 (0.87%) Back Office
8 5 (0.73%) Online Betting
9 3 (0.44%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.29%) Law
10 2 (0.29%) Marketing
10 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.15%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (36.24%) Spring
2 125 (18.20%) Hibernate
3 103 (14.99%) RESTful
4 95 (13.83%) Web Services
5 88 (12.81%) JMS
6 84 (12.23%) AngularJS
7 79 (11.50%) REST
8 69 (10.04%) FIX Protocol
9 63 (9.17%) HTML
10 62 (9.02%) J2EE
11 50 (7.28%) Spring Boot
12 46 (6.70%) CSS
13 45 (6.55%) Spring MVC
14 44 (6.40%) HTML5
14 44 (6.40%) Kafka
15 43 (6.26%) XML
16 39 (5.68%) TIBCO EMS
17 34 (4.95%) Node.js
18 31 (4.51%) SOAP
19 27 (3.93%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 85 (12.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 68 (9.90%) Fixed Income
3 62 (9.02%) Greenfield Project
4 58 (8.44%) Derivative
5 50 (7.28%) Equities
6 44 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
7 34 (4.95%) Equity Derivative
8 25 (3.64%) Data Structures
9 23 (3.35%) Computer Science
10 17 (2.47%) Fintech
11 15 (2.18%) Grid Computing
12 14 (2.04%) Online Games
13 12 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (1.31%) Credit Risk
15 7 (1.02%) Market Risk
15 7 (1.02%) User Experience
16 6 (0.87%) Credit Derivative
16 6 (0.87%) Hedge funds
17 5 (0.73%) Algorithms
17 5 (0.73%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 143 (20.82%) Linux
2 118 (17.18%) Unix
3 27 (3.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (3.20%) Windows
5 9 (1.31%) Mac OS X
6 7 (1.02%) Solaris
7 6 (0.87%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (51.82%) Agile Software Development
2 245 (35.66%) TDD
3 175 (25.47%) Multithreading
4 135 (19.65%) Microservices
5 110 (16.01%) Continuous Integration
6 104 (15.14%) Scrum
7 99 (14.41%) Low Latency
8 98 (14.26%) Electronic Trading
9 82 (11.94%) BDD
10 78 (11.35%) OO
11 73 (10.63%) Test Automation
12 70 (10.19%) Pair Programming
13 58 (8.44%) DevOps
14 56 (8.15%) MVC
15 52 (7.57%) High Availability
16 43 (6.26%) Kanban
17 42 (6.11%) Analytics
18 41 (5.97%) E-Commerce
19 40 (5.82%) Integration Testing
20 34 (4.95%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 687 (100.00%) Java
2 129 (18.78%) SQL
3 121 (17.61%) JavaScript
4 74 (10.77%) Scala
5 46 (6.70%) Python
6 43 (6.26%) Groovy
7 29 (4.22%) C++
8 23 (3.35%) Kotlin
9 22 (3.20%) C#
10 17 (2.47%) Go
11 16 (2.33%) Shell Script
12 13 (1.89%) PL/SQL
13 11 (1.60%) Bash Shell
13 11 (1.60%) C
13 11 (1.60%) Clojure
13 11 (1.60%) VBA
14 8 (1.16%) Ruby
14 8 (1.16%) TypeScript
15 6 (0.87%) Perl
16 4 (0.58%) XPath
Qualifications
1 30 (4.37%) Degree
2 18 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (1.60%) Security Cleared
4 8 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (1.02%) PhD
5 7 (1.02%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.87%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.29%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.15%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.15%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.62%) QA
2 17 (2.47%) MiFID
3 2 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.29%) EMIR
4 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.15%) SEPA
4 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 82 (11.94%) Docker
2 8 (1.16%) HDFS
3 2 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.29%) Varnish
3 2 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 42 (6.11%) Puppet
2 40 (5.82%) Ansible
3 26 (3.78%) Kubernetes
4 24 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (2.33%) Terraform
6 15 (2.18%) Kibana
7 12 (1.75%) Prometheus
8 11 (1.60%) Grafana
9 10 (1.46%) logstash
10 3 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.29%) Consul
11 2 (0.29%) Mesos
12 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 84 (12.23%) Oracle
2 82 (11.94%) TIBCO
3 41 (5.97%) ION Trading
3 41 (5.97%) Sybase
4 21 (3.06%) Fidessa
5 17 (2.47%) IBM
5 17 (2.47%) Red Hat
6 16 (2.33%) Splunk
7 11 (1.60%) Solace
8 10 (1.46%) AppDynamics
9 6 (0.87%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.73%) Bloomberg
10 5 (0.73%) Google
10 5 (0.73%) Microsoft
10 5 (0.73%) MuleSoft
11 4 (0.58%) Cloudera
11 4 (0.58%) Perforce
12 3 (0.44%) ForgeRock
12 3 (0.44%) hybris
12 3 (0.44%) Murex