The median contractor rate for a Senior Java/J2EE Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 29 March 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 J2EE Developer
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 405 438 397
Rank change year-on-year +33 -41  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java/J2EE Developer 3 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.015% 0.004% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.005% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 7
Median daily rate £425 £415 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% -7.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £355 £419
% change year-on-year +33.80% -15.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18549 21328 20201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.82% 95.03% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13193 15310 13939
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 285 368
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Senior Java/J2EE Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Senior Java/J2EE Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Java/J2EE Developer in London

Senior Java/J2EE Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Java/J2EE Developer in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Java/J2EE Developer in London

Senior Java/J2EE Developer
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/J2EE Developer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Java/J2EE Developer in London

Senior Java/J2EE Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Senior Java/J2EE Developer 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/J2EE Developer in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) J2EE
1 9 (100.00%) Java
1 9 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 9 (100.00%) Spring
1 9 (100.00%) TDD
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) Oracle
2 8 (88.89%) XML
3 7 (77.78%) Web Services
4 6 (66.67%) Programme Management
4 6 (66.67%) PL/SQL
4 6 (66.67%) SQL
4 6 (66.67%) JSF
4 6 (66.67%) Ajax
4 6 (66.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (66.67%) Java EE
4 6 (66.67%) UML
4 6 (66.67%) OOA/OOD
4 6 (66.67%) OO
4 6 (66.67%) SOA
4 6 (66.67%) SLA
4 6 (66.67%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (66.67%) Sun Certification
4 6 (66.67%) BEA
4 6 (66.67%) WebLogic Portal
4 6 (66.67%) WebLogic
4 6 (66.67%) EJB
4 6 (66.67%) Multithreading
4 6 (66.67%) Subversion
4 6 (66.67%) JIRA

Senior Java/J2EE Developer 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 6 (66.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 6 (66.67%) WebLogic
1 6 (66.67%) WebLogic Portal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle Database
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) JIRA
1 6 (66.67%) Subversion
2 1 (11.11%) Build Forge
2 1 (11.11%) CruiseControl
2 1 (11.11%) Hudson
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 9 (100.00%) J2EE
1 9 (100.00%) Spring
2 8 (88.89%) XML
3 7 (77.78%) Web Services
4 6 (66.67%) Ajax
4 6 (66.67%) EJB
4 6 (66.67%) Java EE
4 6 (66.67%) JSF
5 3 (33.33%) JPA
6 1 (11.11%) JSON
6 1 (11.11%) JSP
6 1 (11.11%) REST
6 1 (11.11%) Spring Boot
6 1 (11.11%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) TDD
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (66.67%) BDD
3 6 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
3 6 (66.67%) Defect Management
3 6 (66.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (66.67%) Multithreading
3 6 (66.67%) OO
3 6 (66.67%) OOA/OOD
3 6 (66.67%) Programme Management
3 6 (66.67%) SDLC
3 6 (66.67%) SOA
3 6 (66.67%) UML
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (11.11%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (66.67%) PL/SQL
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Oracle
2 6 (66.67%) BEA
3 1 (11.11%) TIBCO