The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 216 211 251
Rank change year-on-year -5 +40  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 23 59 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.30% 0.66% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.70% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 38 17
Median daily rate £475 £525 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +27.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £384 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £575 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £421 £450 £413
% change year-on-year -6.55% +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £49.50

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 7221 8475 8976
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.54% 94.99% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4232 5056 5117
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 385 431
Median hourly rate £17.77 £20.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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
Berkshire +26 7 £450 -10.00% 9
Buckinghamshire -13 7 £394 +12.50% 1
Oxfordshire -7 4 £525 +35.48% 7
West Sussex +14 3 £480 -8.57%
Surrey -5 2 £475 -9.52% 7
Senior Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 59 (100.00%) Java
2 49 (83.05%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (54.24%) Spring
4 30 (50.85%) Web Services
5 25 (42.37%) Scrum
6 24 (40.68%) TDD
6 24 (40.68%) Maven
7 22 (37.29%) SOA
8 21 (35.59%) REST
9 20 (33.90%) Git (software)
10 19 (32.20%) SQL
11 17 (28.81%) JavaScript
12 16 (27.12%) Oracle
12 16 (27.12%) Jenkins
13 15 (25.42%) RESTful
13 15 (25.42%) BDD
14 14 (23.73%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (22.03%) Microservices
15 13 (22.03%) Linux
16 12 (20.34%) XML
16 12 (20.34%) SOAP
16 12 (20.34%) JMS
16 12 (20.34%) Unit Testing
16 12 (20.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 11 (18.64%) JIRA
17 11 (18.64%) Hibernate
18 10 (16.95%) Pair Programming
18 10 (16.95%) CSS
18 10 (16.95%) JUnit
18 10 (16.95%) HTML

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 12 (20.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (8.47%) Confluence
2 5 (8.47%) Tomcat
2 5 (8.47%) WebLogic
3 4 (6.78%) Apache
3 4 (6.78%) WebSphere
4 3 (5.08%) JBoss
4 3 (5.08%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (3.39%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (3.39%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.69%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.69%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 5 (8.47%) BusinessWorks
1 5 (8.47%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.39%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (3.39%) GitHub
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.69%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.69%) CloudFront
3 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) HTTP
2 1 (1.69%) AMQP
2 1 (1.69%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.69%) Skype
2 1 (1.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.17%) MongoDB
2 6 (10.17%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.47%) Hazelcast
4 4 (6.78%) Oracle Database
4 4 (6.78%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (6.78%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (6.78%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (5.08%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (5.08%) Big Data
5 3 (5.08%) MySQL
5 3 (5.08%) NoSQL
5 3 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (3.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (3.39%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 24 (40.68%) Maven
2 20 (33.90%) Git (software)
3 16 (27.12%) Jenkins
4 11 (18.64%) JIRA
5 10 (16.95%) JUnit
6 9 (15.25%) Eclipse
7 5 (8.47%) ANTLR
7 5 (8.47%) Subversion
8 4 (6.78%) Gradle
8 4 (6.78%) IntelliJ
9 3 (5.08%) Mockito
9 3 (5.08%) Selenium
10 2 (3.39%) Cucumber
10 2 (3.39%) Grunt
10 2 (3.39%) gulp
10 2 (3.39%) Mercurial
11 1 (1.69%) Gerrit
11 1 (1.69%) git-flow
11 1 (1.69%) Hudson
11 1 (1.69%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (6.78%) Finance
1 4 (6.78%) Retail
2 3 (5.08%) Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.69%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (54.24%) Spring
2 30 (50.85%) Web Services
3 21 (35.59%) REST
4 15 (25.42%) RESTful
5 12 (20.34%) JMS
5 12 (20.34%) SOAP
5 12 (20.34%) XML
6 11 (18.64%) Hibernate
7 10 (16.95%) CSS
7 10 (16.95%) HTML
8 8 (13.56%) Play Framework
9 6 (10.17%) Drools
9 6 (10.17%) EJB
9 6 (10.17%) Java EE
9 6 (10.17%) Spring MVC
10 5 (8.47%) Grails
10 5 (8.47%) JPA
10 5 (8.47%) JSP
10 5 (8.47%) XACML
10 5 (8.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
1 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (1.69%) Fintech
1 1 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.03%) Linux
2 5 (8.47%) Android
3 4 (6.78%) Unix
4 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.69%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (83.05%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (42.37%) Scrum
3 24 (40.68%) TDD
4 22 (37.29%) SOA
5 15 (25.42%) BDD
6 14 (23.73%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (22.03%) Microservices
8 12 (20.34%) Unit Testing
9 10 (16.95%) Pair Programming
10 9 (15.25%) Kanban
11 8 (13.56%) MVC
11 8 (13.56%) Software Engineering
12 7 (11.86%) E-Commerce
13 6 (10.17%) BPMN
13 6 (10.17%) DevOps
14 5 (8.47%) Information Security
14 5 (8.47%) SDLC
14 5 (8.47%) Technical Architecture
14 5 (8.47%) User Stories
15 4 (6.78%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 59 (100.00%) Java
2 19 (32.20%) SQL
3 17 (28.81%) JavaScript
4 9 (15.25%) Python
5 7 (11.86%) PL/SQL
6 6 (10.17%) Groovy
6 6 (10.17%) Scala
7 4 (6.78%) ES6
8 2 (3.39%) ECMAScript
9 1 (1.69%) C#
9 1 (1.69%) Java 9
9 1 (1.69%) Perl
9 1 (1.69%) PHP
9 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) PA-DSS
2 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (15.25%) Docker
2 1 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.69%) Marathon
1 1 (1.69%) Mesos
1 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (27.12%) Oracle
2 5 (8.47%) TIBCO
3 2 (3.39%) New Relic
3 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.69%) IBM
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.69%) VMware
Reading, Berkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago