Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 505 565 605
Rank change year-on-year +60 +40 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Engineer 124 41 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.27% 0.096% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.10% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 38 16
London median daily rate £575 £588 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.13% +17.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £473 £451 £449
90th Percentile £666 £675 £731
England median daily rate £575 £550 £494
% change year-on-year +4.55% +11.39% +3.95%
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 43,463 40,624 43,050
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 95.07% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,371 28,984 30,993
London median daily rate £500 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +1.25%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 629 499 481
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.03 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.90% +10.68% -3.14%
10th Percentile £13.10 £12.52 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £48.38
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.01% -2.63% +6.83%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -24 34 £575 -8.00% 6
South London - 1 £563 -
Senior Java Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 124 (100.00%) Java
2 76 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (42.74%) Finance
4 44 (35.48%) Java 8
5 34 (27.42%) Maven
6 33 (26.61%) Software Engineering
7 32 (25.81%) TDD
7 32 (25.81%) AngularJS
7 32 (25.81%) Elasticsearch
8 31 (25.00%) Kafka
9 30 (24.19%) Docker
10 29 (23.39%) Scrum
11 27 (21.77%) Microservices
12 26 (20.97%) Low Latency
12 26 (20.97%) Amazon AWS
13 25 (20.16%) Test Automation
14 24 (19.35%) Big Data
15 23 (18.55%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 23 (18.55%) Hadoop
15 23 (18.55%) Continuous Integration
16 22 (17.74%) Web Development
17 21 (16.94%) Spring
18 20 (16.13%) BDD
18 20 (16.13%) Apache Hive
19 19 (15.32%) JavaScript
20 18 (14.52%) Web Services
21 17 (13.71%) Open Source
22 16 (12.90%) Selenium
23 15 (12.10%) Kubernetes
24 14 (11.29%) Software Testing

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 32 (25.81%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (4.03%) Apache
3 3 (2.42%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.61%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.61%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.81%) Confluence
5 1 (0.81%) Jetty
5 1 (0.81%) Mule
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
Cloud Services
1 26 (20.97%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.84%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (4.84%) PaaS
4 5 (4.03%) SaaS
5 4 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.42%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (2.42%) GitHub
6 3 (2.42%) Google App Engine
6 3 (2.42%) Serverless
7 2 (1.61%) Heroku
8 1 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.81%) IaaS
8 1 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.35%) Big Data
2 23 (18.55%) Hadoop
3 20 (16.13%) Apache Hive
4 12 (9.68%) MongoDB
5 10 (8.06%) NoSQL
6 5 (4.03%) MySQL
7 4 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (3.23%) SQL Server
8 3 (2.42%) Aerospike
9 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.61%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.61%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.81%) BigQuery
10 1 (0.81%) Bigtable
10 1 (0.81%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (27.42%) Maven
2 16 (12.90%) Selenium
3 10 (8.06%) Jenkins
4 6 (4.84%) Cucumber
5 5 (4.03%) JMeter
5 5 (4.03%) JUnit
5 5 (4.03%) The Grinder
6 4 (3.23%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.42%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.61%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.61%) IntelliJ
8 2 (1.61%) Mockito
8 2 (1.61%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.81%) Gradle
9 1 (0.81%) Hudson
9 1 (0.81%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.81%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.81%) WebDriver
General
1 53 (42.74%) Finance
2 7 (5.65%) Retail
3 4 (3.23%) Banking
4 2 (1.61%) Games
4 2 (1.61%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (25.81%) AngularJS
2 31 (25.00%) Kafka
3 21 (16.94%) Spring
4 18 (14.52%) Web Services
5 14 (11.29%) SOAP
6 12 (9.68%) Node.js
7 11 (8.87%) Spring Boot
8 10 (8.06%) React
9 7 (5.65%) REST
10 5 (4.03%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (4.03%) RESTful
11 3 (2.42%) WebRTC
12 2 (1.61%) .NET
12 2 (1.61%) Elastic Stack
12 2 (1.61%) GraphQL
12 2 (1.61%) jQuery
12 2 (1.61%) Middleware
12 2 (1.61%) Spring Cloud
12 2 (1.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 2 (1.61%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.26%) Public Cloud
2 8 (6.45%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.23%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.42%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.42%) Cloud Native
4 3 (2.42%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.42%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.42%) Video\Live Streaming
5 2 (1.61%) Credit Derivative
5 2 (1.61%) Online Games
5 2 (1.61%) User Experience
6 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.81%) Fintech
6 1 (0.81%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.81%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.81%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.48%) Linux
2 4 (3.23%) Unix
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (26.61%) Software Engineering
3 32 (25.81%) TDD
4 29 (23.39%) Scrum
5 27 (21.77%) Microservices
6 26 (20.97%) Low Latency
7 25 (20.16%) Test Automation
8 23 (18.55%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (18.55%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 22 (17.74%) Web Development
10 20 (16.13%) BDD
11 17 (13.71%) Open Source
12 14 (11.29%) Software Testing
13 13 (10.48%) Test Scripting
14 12 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
15 10 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
16 9 (7.26%) DevOps
17 8 (6.45%) Kanban
18 6 (4.84%) E-Commerce
18 6 (4.84%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 124 (100.00%) Java
2 44 (35.48%) Java 8
3 19 (15.32%) JavaScript
4 12 (9.68%) SQL
5 6 (4.84%) Kotlin
5 6 (4.84%) Python
5 6 (4.84%) Scala
6 4 (3.23%) Ada
6 4 (3.23%) Go
7 3 (2.42%) Groovy
8 2 (1.61%) Clojure
9 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.81%) C#
9 1 (0.81%) C++
9 1 (0.81%) Jython
9 1 (0.81%) Ruby
9 1 (0.81%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (4.03%) Degree
1 5 (4.03%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.42%) DBS Check
3 2 (1.61%) PhD
4 1 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.81%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.81%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.23%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) GCP
System Software
1 30 (24.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (12.10%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.23%) Ansible
2 4 (3.23%) Mesos
3 3 (2.42%) Puppet
4 2 (1.61%) Kibana
5 1 (0.81%) Consul
5 1 (0.81%) rkt
5 1 (0.81%) Terraform
5 1 (0.81%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (3.23%) Atlassian
1 4 (3.23%) Google
1 4 (3.23%) Oracle
2 3 (2.42%) IBM
3 2 (1.61%) AppDynamics
3 2 (1.61%) New Relic