Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 522 583 601
Rank change year-on-year +61 +18 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Engineer 118 59 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.25% 0.13% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.13% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 53 17
London median daily rate £575 £625 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +13.64% +10.00%
10th Percentile £475 £488 £445
90th Percentile £708 £638 £644
England median daily rate £575 £588 £476
% change year-on-year -2.13% +23.36% +0.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £176.50 - -
England median hourly rate £176.50 - £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 43,949 44,316 42,387
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.95% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,745 32,078 30,157
London median daily rate £500 £493 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.52% +7.07% +2.22%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 551 557
London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £19.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.88% +4.51% +3.24%
10th Percentile £12.58 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £55.21 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.67 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.92% +0.93% +2.78%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -9 35 £575 -8.00% 7
West London - 3 £615 - 7
South London - 1 £563 - 1
Senior Java Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 118 (100.00%) Java
2 56 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (35.59%) Finance
4 38 (32.20%) Java 8
5 34 (28.81%) Kafka
6 33 (27.97%) Software Engineering
7 28 (23.73%) Spring
8 26 (22.03%) Big Data
9 25 (21.19%) Microservices
10 24 (20.34%) Test Automation
11 23 (19.49%) Amazon AWS
11 23 (19.49%) Maven
11 23 (19.49%) TDD
12 22 (18.64%) SQL
12 22 (18.64%) Elasticsearch
13 21 (17.80%) Docker
13 21 (17.80%) Hadoop
13 21 (17.80%) Selenium
14 20 (16.95%) DevOps
14 20 (16.95%) BDD
15 19 (16.10%) AngularJS
15 19 (16.10%) Scrum
16 18 (15.25%) Low Latency
17 17 (14.41%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 17 (14.41%) Open Source
17 17 (14.41%) Continuous Integration
18 16 (13.56%) Apache Hive
19 15 (12.71%) MongoDB
19 15 (12.71%) Web Services
20 14 (11.86%) Web Development

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 22 (18.64%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (8.47%) Apache Spark
3 6 (5.08%) Apache
3 6 (5.08%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.85%) Jetty
4 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 23 (19.49%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (10.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.78%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (6.78%) Serverless
4 5 (4.24%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (4.24%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (3.39%) PaaS
5 4 (3.39%) SaaS
6 3 (2.54%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (2.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (1.69%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.85%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.85%) HTTP
1 1 (0.85%) Internet
1 1 (0.85%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (22.03%) Big Data
2 21 (17.80%) Hadoop
3 16 (13.56%) Apache Hive
4 15 (12.71%) MongoDB
5 14 (11.86%) NoSQL
6 8 (6.78%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (5.93%) RDBMS
7 7 (5.93%) Relational Database
8 4 (3.39%) SQL Server
9 3 (2.54%) Aerospike
9 3 (2.54%) MySQL
10 2 (1.69%) Couchbase
10 2 (1.69%) Flink
10 2 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.85%) Cloud Spanner
11 1 (0.85%) NewSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (19.49%) Maven
2 21 (17.80%) Selenium
3 13 (11.02%) Cucumber
4 10 (8.47%) Jenkins
5 8 (6.78%) Gradle
6 4 (3.39%) JUnit
7 2 (1.69%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.69%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.69%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.85%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.85%) Gatling
8 1 (0.85%) Mockito
8 1 (0.85%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.85%) The Grinder
8 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 42 (35.59%) Finance
2 3 (2.54%) Banking
2 3 (2.54%) Retail
3 1 (0.85%) Games
3 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
3 1 (0.85%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (28.81%) Kafka
2 28 (23.73%) Spring
3 19 (16.10%) AngularJS
4 15 (12.71%) Web Services
5 14 (11.86%) Spring Boot
6 13 (11.02%) RESTful
7 12 (10.17%) SOAP
8 9 (7.63%) Node.js
8 9 (7.63%) REST
9 6 (5.08%) IBM Integration Bus
10 3 (2.54%) .NET
10 3 (2.54%) GraphQL
10 3 (2.54%) React
11 2 (1.69%) MEAN Stack
11 2 (1.69%) RabbitMQ
11 2 (1.69%) WPF
12 1 (0.85%) Java SE
12 1 (0.85%) LDAP
12 1 (0.85%) Middleware
12 1 (0.85%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.17%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (5.93%) Public Cloud
3 5 (4.24%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.54%) Fintech
6 2 (1.69%) Credit Derivative
6 2 (1.69%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.85%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.85%) Equities
7 1 (0.85%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.85%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.85%) Online Games
7 1 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.85%) Social Media
7 1 (0.85%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.63%) Linux
2 2 (1.69%) Android
2 2 (1.69%) Unix
3 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (27.97%) Software Engineering
3 25 (21.19%) Microservices
4 24 (20.34%) Test Automation
5 23 (19.49%) TDD
6 20 (16.95%) BDD
6 20 (16.95%) DevOps
7 19 (16.10%) Scrum
8 18 (15.25%) Low Latency
9 17 (14.41%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (14.41%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 17 (14.41%) Open Source
10 14 (11.86%) Web Development
11 13 (11.02%) Continuous Delivery
12 12 (10.17%) Software Testing
13 11 (9.32%) Mentoring
13 11 (9.32%) Test Scripting
14 7 (5.93%) Problem-Solving
15 6 (5.08%) API Design
15 6 (5.08%) API Integration
Programming Languages
1 118 (100.00%) Java
2 38 (32.20%) Java 8
3 22 (18.64%) SQL
4 10 (8.47%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.78%) Python
6 7 (5.93%) Go
6 7 (5.93%) Scala
7 6 (5.08%) C#
8 4 (3.39%) Groovy
8 4 (3.39%) Kotlin
9 2 (1.69%) Ada
10 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (5.08%) Degree
2 4 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.54%) DBS Check
3 3 (2.54%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.69%) PhD
5 1 (0.85%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.08%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) PSD2
System Software
1 21 (17.80%) Docker
2 2 (1.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (11.02%) Kubernetes
2 6 (5.08%) Ansible
3 3 (2.54%) Consul
3 3 (2.54%) Puppet
3 3 (2.54%) Terraform
3 3 (2.54%) ZABBIX
4 2 (1.69%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (1.69%) Mesos
5 1 (0.85%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.85%) Kibana
5 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.85%) rkt
Vendors
1 4 (3.39%) Google
2 3 (2.54%) Oracle
3 2 (1.69%) IBM
3 2 (1.69%) Splunk
4 1 (0.85%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.85%) New Relic
4 1 (0.85%) Red Hat