Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 541 560 585
Rank change year-on-year +19 +25 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Engineer 93 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.060% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.064% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 24 20
London median daily rate £575 £495 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.16% -1.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £430 £415 £416
90th Percentile £650 £623 £676
England median daily rate £550 £489 £500
% change year-on-year +12.48% -2.25% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 43,578 37,769 41,303
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 95.01% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,524 26,936 29,657
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 682 508 533
London median hourly rate £21.70 £22.42 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.20% +17.99% -
10th Percentile £12.78 £12.25 £10.65
90th Percentile £49.95 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.44
% change year-on-year -2.61% -2.24% +11.06%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -12 32 £575 +4.55% 10
South London - 1 £675 - 2
Senior Java Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 93 (100.00%) Java
2 51 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (37.63%) Software Engineering
3 35 (37.63%) Java 8
4 32 (34.41%) Finance
5 29 (31.18%) Elasticsearch
6 28 (30.11%) Scrum
7 25 (26.88%) Maven
7 25 (26.88%) AngularJS
8 23 (24.73%) Spring
9 22 (23.66%) TDD
9 22 (23.66%) Microservices
10 21 (22.58%) Kafka
11 20 (21.51%) Docker
12 19 (20.43%) Amazon AWS
13 18 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (18.28%) Big Data
14 17 (18.28%) Hadoop
15 16 (17.20%) Apache Hive
16 14 (15.05%) BDD
16 14 (15.05%) Test Automation
17 13 (13.98%) JavaScript
17 13 (13.98%) Web Services
18 12 (12.90%) Python
18 12 (12.90%) Low Latency
19 10 (10.75%) Digital Transformation Programme
19 10 (10.75%) WebRTC
19 10 (10.75%) Web Development
20 9 (9.68%) Selenium
20 9 (9.68%) Linux

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 29 (31.18%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.23%) Apache
2 3 (3.23%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (3.23%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.08%) Confluence
3 1 (1.08%) Mule
3 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 19 (20.43%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.45%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.30%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (4.30%) Google App Engine
5 3 (3.23%) GitHub
6 2 (2.15%) Heroku
6 2 (2.15%) PaaS
7 1 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.08%) IaaS
7 1 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.28%) Big Data
1 17 (18.28%) Hadoop
2 16 (17.20%) Apache Hive
3 9 (9.68%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.30%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.30%) MySQL
5 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.23%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.15%) BigQuery
6 2 (2.15%) Bigtable
6 2 (2.15%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.08%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (26.88%) Maven
2 9 (9.68%) Selenium
3 6 (6.45%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.38%) JMeter
4 5 (5.38%) The Grinder
5 4 (4.30%) Cucumber
5 4 (4.30%) JUnit
6 3 (3.23%) Git (software)
6 3 (3.23%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.15%) Hudson
7 2 (2.15%) Mockito
7 2 (2.15%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.08%) Gatling
8 1 (1.08%) Gradle
8 1 (1.08%) JIRA
8 1 (1.08%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.08%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.08%) WebDriver
General
1 32 (34.41%) Finance
2 6 (6.45%) Retail
3 3 (3.23%) Banking
4 2 (2.15%) Games
4 2 (2.15%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (26.88%) AngularJS
2 23 (24.73%) Spring
3 21 (22.58%) Kafka
4 13 (13.98%) Web Services
5 10 (10.75%) WebRTC
6 9 (9.68%) React
7 8 (8.60%) REST
8 7 (7.53%) RESTful
8 7 (7.53%) SOAP
9 6 (6.45%) Node.js
9 6 (6.45%) Spring Boot
10 5 (5.38%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (3.23%) JSON
12 2 (2.15%) Backbone.js
12 2 (2.15%) Django
12 2 (2.15%) Express
12 2 (2.15%) Hibernate
12 2 (2.15%) jQuery
12 2 (2.15%) Ruby on Rails
12 2 (2.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.45%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (4.30%) Public Cloud
3 3 (3.23%) Algorithms
3 3 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.23%) User Experience
4 2 (2.15%) Cloud Native
4 2 (2.15%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.15%) Fintech
4 2 (2.15%) Online Games
4 2 (2.15%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (1.08%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (1.08%) Derivative
5 1 (1.08%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.08%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.68%) Linux
2 5 (5.38%) Unix
3 2 (2.15%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (37.63%) Software Engineering
3 28 (30.11%) Scrum
4 22 (23.66%) Microservices
4 22 (23.66%) TDD
5 18 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (15.05%) BDD
6 14 (15.05%) Test Automation
7 12 (12.90%) Low Latency
8 10 (10.75%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 10 (10.75%) Web Development
9 8 (8.60%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (8.60%) Kanban
9 8 (8.60%) Open Source
9 8 (8.60%) Software Testing
10 7 (7.53%) Test Scripting
11 6 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (6.45%) Refactoring
12 5 (5.38%) Mentoring
12 5 (5.38%) OO
Programming Languages
1 93 (100.00%) Java
2 35 (37.63%) Java 8
3 13 (13.98%) JavaScript
4 12 (12.90%) Python
5 7 (7.53%) SQL
6 5 (5.38%) Kotlin
7 3 (3.23%) C++
8 2 (2.15%) Ada
8 2 (2.15%) Clojure
8 2 (2.15%) Ruby
8 2 (2.15%) Scala
9 1 (1.08%) Groovy
9 1 (1.08%) Jython
Qualifications
1 4 (4.30%) Degree
2 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.08%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.08%) PhD
3 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) GCP
2 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 20 (21.51%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (7.53%) Kubernetes
2 6 (6.45%) Ansible
3 5 (5.38%) Mesos
4 3 (3.23%) Puppet
5 1 (1.08%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (1.08%) Kibana
5 1 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.08%) Packer
5 1 (1.08%) Salt
5 1 (1.08%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (7.53%) Oracle
2 3 (3.23%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.15%) AppDynamics
3 2 (2.15%) Google
3 2 (2.15%) IBM
4 1 (1.08%) Adobe
4 1 (1.08%) New Relic
4 1 (1.08%) SaltStack
4 1 (1.08%) Sybase