Period
to 22 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

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 Engineer
England > London
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 587 570 573
Rank change year-on-year -17 +3 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Engineer 59 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.053% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.056% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 19 22
London median daily rate £575 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% - -
10th Percentile £433 £423 £340
90th Percentile £638 £665 £650
England median daily rate £525 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 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 44,510 39,231 42,062
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.94% 95.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,425 27,934 29,829
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 564 645
London median hourly rate £20.56 £21.69 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.21% +14.16% +6.65%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.97 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +12.12%

Senior Java Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Java Engineer in London

Senior Java Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Java Engineer in London

Senior Java Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Java Engineer in London over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Java Engineer in London

Senior Java Engineer
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 Engineer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Java Engineer in London

Senior Java Engineer
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 Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 22 February 2018. 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 26 £625 +31.58% 10
South London - 1 £675 -
Senior Java Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, Senior Java Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 59 (100.00%) Java
2 24 (40.68%) SQL
3 22 (37.29%) JavaScript
3 22 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (33.90%) Python
5 19 (32.20%) TDD
5 19 (32.20%) RESTful
5 19 (32.20%) Software Engineering
6 17 (28.81%) Spring
7 16 (27.12%) Web Services
7 16 (27.12%) Docker
7 16 (27.12%) Greenfield Project
8 13 (22.03%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (22.03%) Amazon AWS
8 13 (22.03%) OO
8 13 (22.03%) React
9 11 (18.64%) SDLC
9 11 (18.64%) Redux
9 11 (18.64%) OOD
9 11 (18.64%) Scrum
10 10 (16.95%) Finance
10 10 (16.95%) Maven
10 10 (16.95%) Elasticsearch
10 10 (16.95%) Node.js
10 10 (16.95%) WebRTC
11 9 (15.25%) Linux
12 8 (13.56%) NoSQL
12 8 (13.56%) Scala
12 8 (13.56%) Hadoop
12 8 (13.56%) Big Data

Senior Java Engineer 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 10 (16.95%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (6.78%) Apache Spark
3 3 (5.08%) Apache
3 3 (5.08%) Confluence
3 3 (5.08%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (3.39%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (22.03%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.47%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (8.47%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (5.08%) Google App Engine
4 2 (3.39%) Amazon S3
4 2 (3.39%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (3.39%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (3.39%) Serverless
5 1 (1.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.69%) GitHub
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.69%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) HTTP
2 1 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) Big Data
1 8 (13.56%) Hadoop
1 8 (13.56%) NoSQL
2 6 (10.17%) Apache Hive
3 5 (8.47%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.08%) HBase
4 3 (5.08%) Impala
4 3 (5.08%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (5.08%) RDBMS
4 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.39%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (3.39%) BigQuery
5 2 (3.39%) Bigtable
5 2 (3.39%) DB2
6 1 (1.69%) MySQL
6 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.69%) QlikView
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (16.95%) Maven
2 6 (10.17%) JUnit
3 5 (8.47%) Cucumber
3 5 (8.47%) Git (software)
3 5 (8.47%) Jenkins
4 4 (6.78%) IntelliJ
5 3 (5.08%) Eclipse
5 3 (5.08%) JIRA
5 3 (5.08%) Selenium
6 2 (3.39%) Bitbucket
6 2 (3.39%) Checkstyle
6 2 (3.39%) Hudson
6 2 (3.39%) JBehave
6 2 (3.39%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.39%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (3.39%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.69%) Mockito
7 1 (1.69%) Subversion
7 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.69%) TestNG
General
1 10 (16.95%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (32.20%) RESTful
2 17 (28.81%) Spring
3 16 (27.12%) Web Services
4 13 (22.03%) React
5 11 (18.64%) Redux
6 10 (16.95%) Node.js
6 10 (16.95%) WebRTC
7 6 (10.17%) AngularJS
7 6 (10.17%) Kafka
7 6 (10.17%) REST
8 3 (5.08%) Hibernate
9 2 (3.39%) Gherkin
9 2 (3.39%) HTML
9 2 (3.39%) JNI
9 2 (3.39%) JSON
9 2 (3.39%) Lambda Expressions
10 1 (1.69%) Java EE
10 1 (1.69%) JSF
10 1 (1.69%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (27.12%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.08%) Credit Derivative
3 2 (3.39%) Fintech
4 1 (1.69%) Derivative
4 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.25%) Linux
2 5 (8.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (32.20%) Software Engineering
2 19 (32.20%) TDD
3 13 (22.03%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (22.03%) OO
4 11 (18.64%) OOD
4 11 (18.64%) Scrum
4 11 (18.64%) SDLC
5 8 (13.56%) Microservices
6 6 (10.17%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (10.17%) ETL
7 5 (8.47%) BDD
7 5 (8.47%) Data Analysis
8 4 (6.78%) Business Development
8 4 (6.78%) DevOps
8 4 (6.78%) MapReduce
9 3 (5.08%) High Availability
9 3 (5.08%) Integration Testing
9 3 (5.08%) Refactoring
9 3 (5.08%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 59 (100.00%) Java
2 24 (40.68%) SQL
3 22 (37.29%) JavaScript
4 20 (33.90%) Python
5 8 (13.56%) Scala
6 6 (10.17%) Bash Shell
6 6 (10.17%) C#
7 5 (8.47%) C++
7 5 (8.47%) Go
8 1 (1.69%) C
8 1 (1.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (1.69%) Degree
1 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) GCP
1 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 16 (27.12%) Docker
2 2 (3.39%) Apache Flume
2 2 (3.39%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) Ansible
2 3 (5.08%) Mesos
3 2 (3.39%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (3.39%) Oozie
4 1 (1.69%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.69%) Packer
4 1 (1.69%) Puppet
4 1 (1.69%) Salt
4 1 (1.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (11.86%) Oracle
2 2 (3.39%) Atlassian
2 2 (3.39%) Google
2 2 (3.39%) Sonatype
3 1 (1.69%) Adobe
3 1 (1.69%) SaltStack
3 1 (1.69%) Sybase
3 1 (1.69%) Tableau