Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 309 375
Rank change year-on-year +67 +66 +48
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 1088 860 704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.07% 0.82% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 0.87% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 927 718 556
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £406 £379 £363
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -7.03% +2.78% +16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £29.53 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.53 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 6 months to 19 November 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 16 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
England +39 895 £550 +4.76% 93
London +29 680 £575 +4.55% 49
UK excluding London +69 397 £430 -7.03% 55
Northern Ireland +19 147 £423 +12.67% 2
South East +19 95 £500 +2.56% 12
North of England +17 68 £425 -15.00% 17
North West -8 38 £425 -15.00% 10
Scotland -7 34 £400 +9.59% 6
Yorkshire +12 25 £425 -10.53% 6
East of England -35 18 £475 +2.70% 3
South West +4 17 £425 -1.16% 6
Midlands +36 15 £488 +30.00% 6
East Midlands +18 9 £438 -16.67% 4
North East +71 7 £425 -15.00% 1
West Midlands +28 6 £525 +40.00% 2
Wales -3 3 £513 +5.13% 3

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 1088 (100.00%) Java
2 601 (55.24%) Agile Software Development
3 442 (40.63%) Spring
4 429 (39.43%) Finance
5 372 (34.19%) TDD
6 361 (33.18%) Banking
7 237 (21.78%) JavaScript
8 232 (21.32%) Hibernate
9 222 (20.40%) Web Services
10 212 (19.49%) Microservices
11 204 (18.75%) SQL
12 194 (17.83%) Multithreading
13 176 (16.18%) RESTful
14 175 (16.08%) Linux
15 174 (15.99%) OO
16 168 (15.44%) Test Automation
17 167 (15.35%) Front Office
18 165 (15.17%) Continuous Integration
18 165 (15.17%) AngularJS
19 161 (14.80%) Scrum
20 151 (13.88%) Investment Banking
21 142 (13.05%) Unix
22 141 (12.96%) Oracle
23 140 (12.87%) REST
24 139 (12.78%) Git (software)
25 138 (12.68%) BDD
26 136 (12.50%) MVC
27 135 (12.41%) Maven
27 135 (12.41%) Jenkins
28 134 (12.32%) JUnit

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 90 (8.27%) WebSphere
2 70 (6.43%) Tomcat
3 58 (5.33%) Elasticsearch
4 48 (4.41%) WebLogic
5 36 (3.31%) Apache
6 35 (3.22%) Confluence
7 21 (1.93%) OpenStack
8 20 (1.84%) JBoss
9 17 (1.56%) Oracle Coherence
10 14 (1.29%) Apache Solr
10 14 (1.29%) Cloud Foundry
11 13 (1.19%) Apache Spark
12 10 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 8 (0.74%) GemFire
13 8 (0.74%) Mule
13 8 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (0.46%) CMS
15 3 (0.28%) GlassFish
15 3 (0.28%) Jetty
15 3 (0.28%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 34 (3.13%) ION MarketView
2 6 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.28%) Actimize
3 3 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.092%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 94 (8.64%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (1.93%) OpenShift
4 20 (1.84%) PaaS
5 11 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (0.92%) GitHub
7 8 (0.74%) npm
8 7 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.64%) Serverless
9 5 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.37%) Bluemix
10 4 (0.37%) Heroku
10 4 (0.37%) IBM Cloud
10 4 (0.37%) SaaS
11 3 (0.28%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.092%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.092%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.11%) HTTP
2 17 (1.56%) Internet
3 12 (1.10%) SMS
4 10 (0.92%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.64%) AMQP
6 3 (0.28%) FTP
6 3 (0.28%) SSL
7 2 (0.18%) Firewall
8 1 (0.092%) Diameter Protocol
8 1 (0.092%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.092%) LDAP
8 1 (0.092%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (9.83%) NoSQL
2 98 (9.01%) Relational Database
3 74 (6.80%) RDBMS
4 65 (5.97%) PostgreSQL
5 62 (5.70%) MySQL
6 57 (5.24%) SQL Server
7 50 (4.60%) MongoDB
8 44 (4.04%) Big Data
9 41 (3.77%) DB2
10 37 (3.40%) Hadoop
11 34 (3.13%) KDB
12 28 (2.57%) Apache Cassandra
13 26 (2.39%) HBase
14 25 (2.30%) Oracle Database
15 17 (1.56%) DB2 UDB
16 10 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
17 7 (0.64%) MariaDB
18 6 (0.55%) Jackrabbit
18 6 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
18 6 (0.55%) Redis
Development Applications
1 139 (12.78%) Git (software)
2 135 (12.41%) Jenkins
2 135 (12.41%) Maven
3 134 (12.32%) JUnit
4 68 (6.25%) JIRA
5 51 (4.69%) Cucumber
5 51 (4.69%) Eclipse
6 48 (4.41%) Mockito
7 44 (4.04%) Gradle
8 42 (3.86%) Subversion
9 35 (3.22%) TeamCity
10 26 (2.39%) IntelliJ
11 25 (2.30%) Selenium
12 23 (2.11%) NUnit
13 21 (1.93%) Ant
14 20 (1.84%) MSTest
15 15 (1.38%) Hudson
16 10 (0.92%) Spock
17 9 (0.83%) Grunt
17 9 (0.83%) jMock
General
1 429 (39.43%) Finance
2 361 (33.18%) Banking
3 167 (15.35%) Front Office
4 151 (13.88%) Investment Banking
5 26 (2.39%) Games
6 25 (2.30%) Retail
7 12 (1.10%) Automotive
7 12 (1.10%) Retail Banking
8 9 (0.83%) Back Office
9 7 (0.64%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.46%) Online Betting
11 3 (0.28%) French Language
12 2 (0.18%) Law
12 2 (0.18%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.092%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.092%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.092%) Legal
13 1 (0.092%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.092%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.092%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 442 (40.63%) Spring
2 232 (21.32%) Hibernate
3 222 (20.40%) Web Services
4 176 (16.18%) RESTful
5 165 (15.17%) AngularJS
6 140 (12.87%) REST
7 130 (11.95%) CSS
8 129 (11.86%) Spring Boot
9 128 (11.76%) HTML
10 123 (11.31%) XML
11 121 (11.12%) JMS
12 104 (9.56%) J2EE
13 74 (6.80%) FIX Protocol
14 72 (6.62%) Java EE
14 72 (6.62%) JSON
15 70 (6.43%) Node.js
16 68 (6.25%) Spring MVC
17 64 (5.88%) SOAP
18 58 (5.33%) Spring Integration
19 56 (5.15%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 100 (9.19%) Data Structures
2 93 (8.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 76 (6.99%) Fixed Income
4 73 (6.71%) Greenfield Project
5 62 (5.70%) Equities
6 57 (5.24%) Derivative
7 49 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
8 34 (3.13%) Equity Derivative
9 33 (3.03%) Virtual Team
10 24 (2.21%) Computer Science
11 22 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (1.75%) User Experience
13 17 (1.56%) Fintech
14 15 (1.38%) Grid Computing
15 14 (1.29%) Online Games
16 9 (0.83%) Credit Risk
17 7 (0.64%) Market Risk
18 6 (0.55%) Credit Derivative
18 6 (0.55%) Hedge funds
18 6 (0.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 175 (16.08%) Linux
2 142 (13.05%) Unix
3 28 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 25 (2.30%) Windows
5 12 (1.10%) Mac OS X
6 8 (0.74%) Solaris
6 8 (0.74%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.28%) Android
8 2 (0.18%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.092%) CentOS
9 1 (0.092%) Fedora
9 1 (0.092%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 601 (55.24%) Agile Software Development
2 372 (34.19%) TDD
3 212 (19.49%) Microservices
4 194 (17.83%) Multithreading
5 174 (15.99%) OO
6 168 (15.44%) Test Automation
7 165 (15.17%) Continuous Integration
8 161 (14.80%) Scrum
9 138 (12.68%) BDD
10 136 (12.50%) MVC
11 111 (10.20%) Low Latency
12 98 (9.01%) Electronic Trading
13 94 (8.64%) Pair Programming
14 89 (8.18%) DevOps
15 86 (7.90%) Functional Programming
16 82 (7.54%) Kanban
17 58 (5.33%) Unit Testing
18 56 (5.15%) High Availability
19 53 (4.87%) E-Commerce
20 52 (4.78%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1088 (100.00%) Java
2 237 (21.78%) JavaScript
3 204 (18.75%) SQL
4 87 (8.00%) Scala
5 58 (5.33%) Python
6 49 (4.50%) Groovy
7 37 (3.40%) TypeScript
8 30 (2.76%) C++
9 28 (2.57%) C#
9 28 (2.57%) Go
10 24 (2.21%) Kotlin
11 21 (1.93%) PL/SQL
12 19 (1.75%) Ruby
13 16 (1.47%) Shell Script
14 12 (1.10%) Bash Shell
14 12 (1.10%) Perl
15 11 (1.01%) C
15 11 (1.01%) Clojure
15 11 (1.01%) VBA
16 7 (0.64%) XPath
Qualifications
1 38 (3.49%) Degree
2 23 (2.11%) Security Cleared
3 17 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (1.47%) SC Cleared
5 10 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (0.64%) PhD
7 5 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.18%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.18%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.092%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.092%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.092%) HND
9 1 (0.092%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.092%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.092%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.48%) QA
2 17 (1.56%) MiFID
3 5 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.18%) EMIR
5 1 (0.092%) SEPA
5 1 (0.092%) SLA
System Software
1 106 (9.74%) Docker
2 8 (0.74%) HDFS
3 3 (0.28%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.18%) Varnish
4 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.092%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.092%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 52 (4.78%) Puppet
2 50 (4.60%) Ansible
3 35 (3.22%) Kubernetes
4 30 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (1.47%) Terraform
6 15 (1.38%) Kibana
7 12 (1.10%) Prometheus
8 11 (1.01%) Grafana
9 10 (0.92%) logstash
10 4 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
11 3 (0.28%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 2 (0.18%) Consul
12 2 (0.18%) Mesos
12 2 (0.18%) Oozie
13 1 (0.092%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 141 (12.96%) Oracle
2 93 (8.55%) TIBCO
3 43 (3.95%) Sybase
4 40 (3.68%) ION Trading
5 26 (2.39%) IBM
6 21 (1.93%) Fidessa
6 21 (1.93%) Google
7 17 (1.56%) Red Hat
7 17 (1.56%) Splunk
8 11 (1.01%) Solace
9 10 (0.92%) AppDynamics
10 8 (0.74%) Atlassian
10 8 (0.74%) hybris
10 8 (0.74%) MuleSoft
11 6 (0.55%) Cloudera
11 6 (0.55%) Perforce
12 5 (0.46%) Bloomberg
12 5 (0.46%) Microsoft
12 5 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.37%) VMware