The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 265 282 382
Rank change year-on-year +17 +100  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 412 463 281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.86% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.91% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 391 215
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
10th Percentile £400 £363 £363
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £450 £411
% change year-on-year -6.66% +9.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £49.50
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44648 50928 53153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.82% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98440 117183 122955
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4470 5127 7601
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Senior Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Java Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Java Developer in the UK

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Java Developer in the UK

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Java Developer over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Java Developer in the UK

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Java Developer in the UK

Senior Java Developer
Top 11 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England -31 317 £550 +4.76% 164
London -13 231 £575 +6.97% 85
UK excluding London +30 177 £420 -6.66% 88
Northern Ireland +7 81 £413 - 1
North of England -1 39 £425 -10.52% 17
South East -21 23 £490 -6.66% 28
East of England +3 13 £550 +29.41% 11
Scotland +11 10 £413 +10.00% 8
South West -6 6 £475 +18.01% 16
Midlands +15 4 £575 +17.34% 7
Wales -4 1 £525 +20.00%

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 featuring Senior Java Developer in the job title.

1 783 (100.00%) Java
2 501 (63.98%) Agile Software Development
3 307 (39.21%) TDD
3 307 (39.21%) Spring
4 304 (38.83%) Finance
5 230 (29.37%) Banking
6 174 (22.22%) SQL
7 171 (21.84%) JavaScript
8 165 (21.07%) Scrum
9 161 (20.56%) OO
10 155 (19.80%) HTML
11 149 (19.03%) Linux
12 137 (17.50%) Unix
12 137 (17.50%) Oracle
13 136 (17.37%) BDD
14 131 (16.73%) Front Office
15 130 (16.60%) Hibernate
16 129 (16.48%) Git (software)
17 127 (16.22%) Multithreading
18 123 (15.71%) Microservices
19 121 (15.45%) CSS
20 117 (14.94%) Maven
20 117 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
21 113 (14.43%) Investment Banking
22 108 (13.79%) Test Automation
23 105 (13.41%) Web Services
24 104 (13.28%) RESTful
25 99 (12.64%) Jenkins
26 93 (11.88%) Low Latency
27 89 (11.37%) DevOps

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 44 (5.62%) WebSphere
2 32 (4.09%) Tomcat
3 31 (3.96%) Oracle Coherence
4 27 (3.45%) Apache Spark
5 23 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
6 21 (2.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 20 (2.55%) Apache
8 17 (2.17%) WebLogic
9 13 (1.66%) Confluence
10 10 (1.28%) CMS
11 9 (1.15%) Apache Solr
11 9 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
12 8 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 8 (1.02%) JBoss
12 8 (1.02%) Mule
12 8 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (0.64%) GemFire
14 4 (0.51%) Apache Pig
15 3 (0.38%) DataSynapse
Business Applications
1 8 (1.02%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (0.89%) ION MarketView
3 6 (0.77%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.51%) Actimize
5 1 (0.13%) BondVision
5 1 (0.13%) Endur
5 1 (0.13%) Global One
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 42 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.28%) GitHub
2 10 (1.28%) OpenShift
3 9 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.38%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.38%) PaaS
5 3 (0.38%) SaaS
6 2 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.13%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (0.13%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.55%) HTTP
2 4 (0.51%) SSH
3 3 (0.38%) Internet
4 2 (0.26%) AMQP
4 2 (0.26%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.26%) LDAP
4 2 (0.26%) SMS
4 2 (0.26%) SSL
5 1 (0.13%) Firewall
5 1 (0.13%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.13%) RTP
5 1 (0.13%) RTSP
5 1 (0.13%) Skype
5 1 (0.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (10.98%) Relational Database
2 71 (9.07%) NoSQL
3 70 (8.94%) MongoDB
4 69 (8.81%) Big Data
5 48 (6.13%) MySQL
6 39 (4.98%) Apache Cassandra
7 37 (4.73%) SQL Server
8 35 (4.47%) PostgreSQL
9 33 (4.21%) Hadoop
10 29 (3.70%) Oracle Database
11 21 (2.68%) DB2
12 19 (2.43%) KDB
13 18 (2.30%) Hazelcast
13 18 (2.30%) RDBMS
14 14 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 13 (1.66%) Apache Hive
16 12 (1.53%) Kdb+
17 11 (1.40%) HBase
17 11 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
18 8 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 129 (16.48%) Git (software)
2 117 (14.94%) Maven
3 99 (12.64%) Jenkins
4 71 (9.07%) JUnit
5 45 (5.75%) JIRA
6 41 (5.24%) Cucumber
7 37 (4.73%) Gradle
8 33 (4.21%) Mockito
9 32 (4.09%) Selenium
10 30 (3.83%) Subversion
11 24 (3.07%) Ant
12 23 (2.94%) TeamCity
13 20 (2.55%) Eclipse
14 17 (2.17%) Hudson
15 14 (1.79%) IntelliJ
16 12 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 9 (1.15%) Bitbucket
18 6 (0.77%) ANTLR
18 6 (0.77%) EasyMock
19 5 (0.64%) jMock
General
1 304 (38.83%) Finance
2 230 (29.37%) Banking
3 131 (16.73%) Front Office
4 113 (14.43%) Investment Banking
5 12 (1.53%) Retail
6 8 (1.02%) Games
7 7 (0.89%) Back Office
8 5 (0.64%) Advertising
8 5 (0.64%) Legal
8 5 (0.64%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.51%) Marketing
10 2 (0.26%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.26%) French Language
11 1 (0.13%) Automotive
11 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.13%) Electronics
11 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.13%) Publishing
11 1 (0.13%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 307 (39.21%) Spring
2 155 (19.80%) HTML
3 130 (16.60%) Hibernate
4 121 (15.45%) CSS
5 105 (13.41%) Web Services
6 104 (13.28%) RESTful
7 89 (11.37%) AngularJS
8 88 (11.24%) REST
9 84 (10.73%) XML
10 77 (9.83%) J2EE
10 77 (9.83%) SOAP
11 71 (9.07%) JMS
12 67 (8.56%) HTML5
13 54 (6.90%) Java EE
14 52 (6.64%) Node.js
14 52 (6.64%) Spring Boot
15 46 (5.87%) JSON
16 42 (5.36%) jQuery
17 34 (4.34%) JSP
18 31 (3.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 68 (8.68%) Equities
1 68 (8.68%) Greenfield Project
2 60 (7.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 59 (7.54%) Fixed Income
4 50 (6.39%) Data Structures
5 48 (6.13%) Derivative
6 46 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (3.58%) Computer Science
8 23 (2.94%) Client/Server
9 19 (2.43%) Equity Derivative
10 18 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (2.17%) Virtual Team
12 13 (1.66%) Market Risk
13 10 (1.28%) Fintech
14 8 (1.02%) User Experience
15 7 (0.89%) OTC Derivatives
16 6 (0.77%) Credit Risk
16 6 (0.77%) Grid Computing
17 5 (0.64%) Algorithms
18 4 (0.51%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 149 (19.03%) Linux
2 137 (17.50%) Unix
3 29 (3.70%) Windows
4 12 (1.53%) Android
5 11 (1.40%) Solaris
6 8 (1.02%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.02%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.51%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.13%) CentOS
9 1 (0.13%) Debian
9 1 (0.13%) Fedora
9 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 501 (63.98%) Agile Software Development
2 307 (39.21%) TDD
3 165 (21.07%) Scrum
4 161 (20.56%) OO
5 136 (17.37%) BDD
6 127 (16.22%) Multithreading
7 123 (15.71%) Microservices
8 117 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
9 108 (13.79%) Test Automation
10 93 (11.88%) Low Latency
11 89 (11.37%) DevOps
12 78 (9.96%) Mentoring
13 71 (9.07%) Pair Programming
14 67 (8.56%) Electronic Trading
15 58 (7.41%) Open Source
16 56 (7.15%) Functional Programming
16 56 (7.15%) Kanban
17 46 (5.87%) MVC
18 42 (5.36%) Software Engineering
19 41 (5.24%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 783 (100.00%) Java
2 174 (22.22%) SQL
3 171 (21.84%) JavaScript
4 77 (9.83%) Scala
5 69 (8.81%) Python
6 34 (4.34%) Groovy
7 30 (3.83%) PL/SQL
8 29 (3.70%) Shell Script
9 26 (3.32%) C#
10 21 (2.68%) Go
11 12 (1.53%) Bash Shell
11 12 (1.53%) Clojure
12 11 (1.40%) ES6
13 10 (1.28%) C++
13 10 (1.28%) Ruby
13 10 (1.28%) TypeScript
14 5 (0.64%) Jython
14 5 (0.64%) Perl
15 4 (0.51%) Korn
15 4 (0.51%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (3.83%) Degree
2 22 (2.81%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (1.28%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.77%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (0.77%) Sun Certification
6 4 (0.51%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.26%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.13%) OCMJD
8 1 (0.13%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.13%) OCPJWCD
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.45%) MiFID
2 18 (2.30%) QA
3 12 (1.53%) EMIR
4 11 (1.40%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.26%) SLA
6 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 50 (6.39%) Docker
2 2 (0.26%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.26%) HDFS
3 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (4.21%) Puppet
2 20 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (2.30%) Kubernetes
4 16 (2.04%) Ansible
5 7 (0.89%) Grafana
6 5 (0.64%) Kibana
6 5 (0.64%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.38%) Marathon
7 3 (0.38%) Mesos
7 3 (0.38%) Terraform
8 2 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.13%) Control-M
9 1 (0.13%) Oozie
9 1 (0.13%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 137 (17.50%) Oracle
2 31 (3.96%) TIBCO
3 19 (2.43%) IBM
4 13 (1.66%) Red Hat
5 11 (1.40%) Sybase
6 10 (1.28%) Adobe
6 10 (1.28%) ION Trading
6 10 (1.28%) Solace
7 9 (1.15%) Perforce
8 8 (1.02%) Fidessa
8 8 (1.02%) Splunk
9 7 (0.89%) Google
10 6 (0.77%) MuleSoft
11 5 (0.64%) Bloomberg
11 5 (0.64%) StreamBase
12 4 (0.51%) FatWire
12 4 (0.51%) Microsoft
12 4 (0.51%) New Relic
12 4 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.51%) VMware
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