Period
to 12 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Engineer was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 12 December 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 Engineer
England > London
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 567 594 585
Rank change year-on-year +27 -9 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Engineer 61 23 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.051% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.054% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 18 20
London median daily rate £625 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.05% +5.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £494 £421 £341
90th Percentile £638 £641 £630
England median daily rate £575 £465 £475
% change year-on-year +23.66% -2.11% -5.00%
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 45117 42402 43780
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.86% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 32750 30119 30892
London median daily rate £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £295 £269
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 552 571 668
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.23 £19.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +1.13% +8.66%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 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 +26 34 £625 +21.95% 2
Senior Java Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, Senior Java Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 61 (100.00%) Java
2 31 (50.82%) JavaScript
3 24 (39.34%) SQL
4 22 (36.07%) RESTful
5 21 (34.43%) Apache
5 21 (34.43%) Finance
6 20 (32.79%) TDD
7 18 (29.51%) Web Services
7 18 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (27.87%) Banking
8 17 (27.87%) Hadoop
9 16 (26.23%) MapReduce
9 16 (26.23%) HBase
9 16 (26.23%) Elasticsearch
9 16 (26.23%) Apache Spark
10 15 (24.59%) SDLC
10 15 (24.59%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (24.59%) Impala
10 15 (24.59%) Big Data
10 15 (24.59%) NoSQL
10 15 (24.59%) OO
11 14 (22.95%) Data Modelling
11 14 (22.95%) Use Case
11 14 (22.95%) Multithreading
11 14 (22.95%) Apache Hive
11 14 (22.95%) Apache Flume
11 14 (22.95%) Oozie
11 14 (22.95%) HDFS
11 14 (22.95%) React
11 14 (22.95%) Greenfield Project

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 21 (34.43%) Apache
2 16 (26.23%) Apache Spark
2 16 (26.23%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (6.56%) IIS
4 3 (4.92%) Confluence
5 2 (3.28%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (3.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (21.31%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.56%) IaaS
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.56%) PaaS
3 2 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.28%) Amazon S3
3 2 (3.28%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (3.28%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (3.28%) Serverless
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.64%) GitHub
4 1 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.64%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) Firewall
1 4 (6.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.64%) HTTP
2 1 (1.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (27.87%) Hadoop
2 16 (26.23%) HBase
3 15 (24.59%) Big Data
3 15 (24.59%) Impala
3 15 (24.59%) NoSQL
4 14 (22.95%) Apache Hive
5 5 (8.20%) Oracle Database
6 3 (4.92%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (3.28%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (3.28%) DB2
7 2 (3.28%) Flink
7 2 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (3.28%) RDBMS
7 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.64%) BigQuery
8 1 (1.64%) Bigtable
8 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.64%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 10 (16.39%) Maven
2 8 (13.11%) Jenkins
3 6 (9.84%) Git (software)
4 5 (8.20%) Cucumber
4 5 (8.20%) JIRA
5 4 (6.56%) IBM UrbanCode
5 4 (6.56%) IntelliJ
5 4 (6.56%) JUnit
6 3 (4.92%) Eclipse
6 3 (4.92%) Selenium
6 3 (4.92%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (4.92%) TeamCity
7 2 (3.28%) Bitbucket
7 2 (3.28%) Checkstyle
7 2 (3.28%) Hudson
7 2 (3.28%) JBehave
7 2 (3.28%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.28%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.64%) TestNG
General
1 21 (34.43%) Finance
2 17 (27.87%) Banking
3 3 (4.92%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Billing
4 2 (3.28%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (36.07%) RESTful
2 18 (29.51%) Web Services
3 14 (22.95%) React
4 13 (21.31%) Redux
5 11 (18.03%) Node.js
6 10 (16.39%) Spring
7 7 (11.48%) REST
8 5 (8.20%) Hibernate
9 4 (6.56%) .NET
9 4 (6.56%) Ajax
9 4 (6.56%) Java EE
9 4 (6.56%) jQuery
9 4 (6.56%) XML
10 3 (4.92%) J2EE
11 2 (3.28%) Gherkin
11 2 (3.28%) JNI
11 2 (3.28%) Kafka
11 2 (3.28%) Lambda Expressions
11 2 (3.28%) WebRTC
12 1 (1.64%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.59%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (22.95%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (4.92%) Credit Derivative
4 2 (3.28%) Hedge funds
4 2 (3.28%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.64%) Derivative
5 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.64%) Fintech
5 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.31%) Linux
2 8 (13.11%) Unix
3 4 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (6.56%) Windows
3 4 (6.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.79%) TDD
2 18 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (26.23%) MapReduce
4 15 (24.59%) OO
4 15 (24.59%) SDLC
5 14 (22.95%) Data Modelling
5 14 (22.95%) Multithreading
5 14 (22.95%) Use Case
6 13 (21.31%) OOD
7 10 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (14.75%) DevOps
8 9 (14.75%) Software Engineering
9 6 (9.84%) ETL
10 5 (8.20%) BDD
10 5 (8.20%) Data Analysis
10 5 (8.20%) Microservices
10 5 (8.20%) Scrum
10 5 (8.20%) Test Automation
11 4 (6.56%) Application Performance Monitoring
11 4 (6.56%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 61 (100.00%) Java
2 31 (50.82%) JavaScript
3 24 (39.34%) SQL
4 13 (21.31%) Python
5 8 (13.11%) Scala
6 6 (9.84%) Bash Shell
6 6 (9.84%) C#
6 6 (9.84%) C++
6 6 (9.84%) Go
7 4 (6.56%) Perl
8 1 (1.64%) C
8 1 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 14 (22.95%) Apache Flume
1 14 (22.95%) HDFS
2 12 (19.67%) Docker
3 1 (1.64%) OpenAM
3 1 (1.64%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 14 (22.95%) Oozie
2 7 (11.48%) Ansible
3 4 (6.56%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (6.56%) Puppet
4 2 (3.28%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (3.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (8.20%) Oracle
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.56%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.28%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.28%) Google
3 2 (3.28%) Sonatype
4 1 (1.64%) ForgeRock
4 1 (1.64%) Tableau