The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East 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 Developer
England / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 213 212 258
Rank change year-on-year -1 +46  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 35 54 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.44% 0.58% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.61% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 45 7
Median daily rate £500 £438 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +12.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £355 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7404 8887 9270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.10% 95.11% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4201 5439 4953
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 384 451
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Senior Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Senior Java Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Java Developer in the South East

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Java Developer in the South East

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Java Developer in the South East over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Java Developer in the South East

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Java Developer in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Java Developer in the South East

Senior Java Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Java Developer within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire -12 8 £363 -4.60% 4
Surrey -6 6 £513 -2.38% 2
Berkshire +27 5 £340 -24.44% 2
Hampshire +6 5 £525 +5.00% 4
Oxfordshire -2 5 £500 +21.21% 5
West Sussex +2 3 £512 -2.57%
Middlesex - 2 £560 -
Senior Java Developer
England

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Senior Java 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 South East region featuring Senior Java Developer in the job title.

1 67 (100.00%) Java
2 52 (77.61%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (62.69%) Spring
4 30 (44.78%) Maven
5 28 (41.79%) TDD
5 28 (41.79%) Scrum
6 25 (37.31%) Oracle
6 25 (37.31%) Web Services
6 25 (37.31%) REST
7 23 (34.33%) SQL
8 22 (32.84%) Jenkins
9 21 (31.34%) Git (software)
10 20 (29.85%) JavaScript
10 20 (29.85%) Linux
10 20 (29.85%) SOA
11 18 (26.87%) JMS
12 17 (25.37%) JUnit
12 17 (25.37%) Java EE
13 16 (23.88%) Hibernate
13 16 (23.88%) XML
14 15 (22.39%) Unit Testing
14 15 (22.39%) BDD
14 15 (22.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 14 (20.90%) Eclipse
16 13 (19.40%) Python
16 13 (19.40%) MVC
16 13 (19.40%) CSS
16 13 (19.40%) Spring MVC
16 13 (19.40%) Continuous Integration
17 11 (16.42%) jQuery

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 15 (22.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (8.96%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (8.96%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.97%) Confluence
3 4 (5.97%) Oracle Spatial
3 4 (5.97%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.99%) Apache
4 2 (2.99%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.99%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (2.99%) GemFire
4 2 (2.99%) JBoss
4 2 (2.99%) nginx
4 2 (2.99%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.49%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (8.96%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.45%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.46%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (7.46%) GitHub
3 2 (2.99%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (2.99%) PaaS
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.49%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.48%) HTTP
2 2 (2.99%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.49%) AMQP
3 1 (1.49%) Firewall
3 1 (1.49%) Skype
3 1 (1.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.93%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.94%) Relational Database
3 6 (8.96%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (7.46%) Hadoop
4 5 (7.46%) MongoDB
5 4 (5.97%) Big Data
5 4 (5.97%) Geospatial Data
5 4 (5.97%) GIS
6 3 (4.48%) Hazelcast
6 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database
6 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (2.99%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.99%) HBase
7 2 (2.99%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.49%) JasperReports
8 1 (1.49%) OLTP
8 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 30 (44.78%) Maven
2 22 (32.84%) Jenkins
3 21 (31.34%) Git (software)
4 17 (25.37%) JUnit
5 14 (20.90%) Eclipse
6 10 (14.93%) Gradle
7 9 (13.43%) Ant
8 8 (11.94%) JIRA
9 7 (10.45%) Mockito
10 6 (8.96%) ANTLR
10 6 (8.96%) Subversion
11 4 (5.97%) Selenium
11 4 (5.97%) TeamCity
12 3 (4.48%) Cucumber
12 3 (4.48%) IntelliJ
13 2 (2.99%) Hudson
13 2 (2.99%) Mercurial
14 1 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 1 (1.49%) Gerrit
14 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (7.46%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Retail
3 2 (2.99%) Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.49%) Law
4 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (62.69%) Spring
2 25 (37.31%) REST
2 25 (37.31%) Web Services
3 18 (26.87%) JMS
4 17 (25.37%) Java EE
5 16 (23.88%) Hibernate
5 16 (23.88%) XML
6 13 (19.40%) CSS
6 13 (19.40%) Spring MVC
7 11 (16.42%) jQuery
8 10 (14.93%) AngularJS
8 10 (14.93%) EJB
8 10 (14.93%) HTML
8 10 (14.93%) RESTful
8 10 (14.93%) SOAP
9 8 (11.94%) J2EE
9 8 (11.94%) JPA
9 8 (11.94%) JSF
9 8 (11.94%) Play Framework
10 7 (10.45%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.99%) Linux Command Line
1 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (29.85%) Linux
2 4 (5.97%) Android
3 3 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (4.48%) Unix
3 3 (4.48%) Windows
4 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (77.61%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (41.79%) Scrum
2 28 (41.79%) TDD
3 20 (29.85%) SOA
4 15 (22.39%) BDD
4 15 (22.39%) Unit Testing
5 13 (19.40%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (19.40%) MVC
6 10 (14.93%) Microservices
7 9 (13.43%) Pair Programming
7 9 (13.43%) User Stories
8 8 (11.94%) BPMN
9 6 (8.96%) DevOps
9 6 (8.96%) Software Engineering
9 6 (8.96%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (7.46%) E-Commerce
10 5 (7.46%) High Availability
10 5 (7.46%) Information Security
10 5 (7.46%) Kanban
11 4 (5.97%) OO
Programming Languages
1 67 (100.00%) Java
2 23 (34.33%) SQL
3 20 (29.85%) JavaScript
4 13 (19.40%) Python
5 6 (8.96%) Groovy
6 5 (7.46%) PL/SQL
7 4 (5.97%) Scala
7 4 (5.97%) XPath
8 3 (4.48%) C#
8 3 (4.48%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.99%) ECMAScript
9 2 (2.99%) ES6
9 2 (2.99%) Perl
9 2 (2.99%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (14.93%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.48%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) PA-DSS
2 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (10.45%) Docker
2 1 (1.49%) HDFS
2 1 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) Ansible
1 3 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (4.48%) Puppet
2 2 (2.99%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 25 (37.31%) Oracle
2 6 (8.96%) TIBCO
3 3 (4.48%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.99%) IBM
4 2 (2.99%) VMware
5 1 (1.49%) Apple
5 1 (1.49%) F5
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.49%) Talend