Period
to 18 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 280 270 296
Rank change year-on-year -10 +26 +110
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 957 928 936
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 0.96% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.01% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 810 775 781
UK median daily rate £538 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £416 £406 £365
90th Percentile £713 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +14.12% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
UK median hourly rate £50.00 - £29.53
10th Percentile £45.00 - £26.11
90th Percentile £55.00 - £32.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - £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 97,739 91,628 103,208
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.99% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,002 59,514 67,274
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.09% +3.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,132 2,817 3,130
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.67%
10th Percentile £11.03 £10.75 £10.31
90th Percentile £47.98 £48.75 £46.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +9.64%

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 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 2018. 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 +28 888 £538 -2.27% 191
London +15 653 £550 -4.35% 95
UK excluding London -70 300 £485 +14.12% 114
South East +6 79 £488 -2.50% 31
North of England -27 69 £475 +11.76% 19
East of England +10 45 £525 -4.55% 24
Scotland -29 44 £415 +0.61% 14
North West -19 41 £500 +15.94% 11
Midlands +6 28 £485 -7.62% 11
Yorkshire -3 26 £450 +5.88% 6
Northern Ireland -28 17 £443 +7.27% 3
West Midlands -14 16 £485 -7.62% 9
South West -21 14 £409 -7.37% 11
East Midlands +8 12 £475 -5.00% 2
Wales -12 5 £550 +4.76% 1
North East -7 2 £324 -7.43% 2

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, Senior Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Senior Java Developer in the job title.

1 956 (99.90%) Java
2 535 (55.90%) Agile Software Development
3 419 (43.78%) Spring
4 391 (40.86%) Java 8
5 384 (40.13%) TDD
6 311 (32.50%) Microservices
7 273 (28.53%) Finance
8 220 (22.99%) REST
9 193 (20.17%) Continuous Integration
10 192 (20.06%) BDD
11 181 (18.91%) Web Services
12 180 (18.81%) Banking
13 179 (18.70%) Jenkins
13 179 (18.70%) Spring Boot
14 178 (18.60%) Maven
15 176 (18.39%) Docker
16 175 (18.29%) Hibernate
17 171 (17.87%) Git (software)
18 166 (17.35%) Scrum
19 163 (17.03%) RESTful
20 147 (15.36%) SQL
21 143 (14.94%) Front Office
22 142 (14.84%) Oracle
23 137 (14.32%) Linux
24 135 (14.11%) Amazon AWS
25 128 (13.38%) PostgreSQL
26 118 (12.33%) JavaScript
27 113 (11.81%) OO
27 113 (11.81%) DevOps
28 110 (11.49%) NoSQL

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 65 (6.79%) WebSphere
2 62 (6.48%) Elasticsearch
3 60 (6.27%) WebLogic
4 58 (6.06%) Tomcat
5 35 (3.66%) OpenStack
6 27 (2.82%) Apache
6 27 (2.82%) Apache Spark
7 26 (2.72%) Confluence
8 23 (2.40%) JBoss
8 23 (2.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 20 (2.09%) Mule
10 18 (1.88%) Cloud Foundry
11 16 (1.67%) Oracle Service Bus
12 15 (1.57%) Jetty
13 12 (1.25%) CMS
14 9 (0.94%) GlassFish
15 7 (0.73%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.73%) WildFly
16 6 (0.63%) Documentum
16 6 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 29 (3.03%) ION MarketView
2 4 (0.42%) Endur
3 3 (0.31%) Global One
4 2 (0.21%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.21%) Postilion
4 2 (0.21%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.10%) AquaLogic BPM
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 135 (14.11%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (6.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.40%) GitHub
4 20 (2.09%) Google Cloud Platform
5 15 (1.57%) Heroku
6 12 (1.25%) PaaS
7 10 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (1.04%) OpenShift
8 5 (0.52%) Serverless
9 4 (0.42%) SaaS
10 3 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.31%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.31%) Runscope
11 2 (0.21%) Akamai
11 2 (0.21%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.21%) G Suite
12 1 (0.10%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 43 (4.49%) HTTP
2 15 (1.57%) Kerberos
3 13 (1.36%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.04%) FTP
4 10 (1.04%) SSL
5 8 (0.84%) DNS
6 5 (0.52%) SSH
7 4 (0.42%) FIX Connectivity
7 4 (0.42%) SMS
8 2 (0.21%) DSL
9 1 (0.10%) AMQP
9 1 (0.10%) Firewall
9 1 (0.10%) RTP
9 1 (0.10%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (13.38%) PostgreSQL
2 110 (11.49%) NoSQL
3 98 (10.24%) Relational Database
4 75 (7.84%) MongoDB
5 66 (6.90%) MySQL
6 61 (6.37%) Big Data
7 53 (5.54%) Hadoop
7 53 (5.54%) RDBMS
8 39 (4.08%) Apache Cassandra
9 33 (3.45%) SQL Server
10 26 (2.72%) Neo4j
11 24 (2.51%) HBase
12 15 (1.57%) DB2
12 15 (1.57%) KDB
13 10 (1.04%) Oracle Database
14 8 (0.84%) Redis
15 6 (0.63%) Endeca
15 6 (0.63%) Hazelcast
16 4 (0.42%) Aerospike
16 4 (0.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 179 (18.70%) Jenkins
2 178 (18.60%) Maven
3 171 (17.87%) Git (software)
4 78 (8.15%) JUnit
5 72 (7.52%) Cucumber
6 63 (6.58%) Mockito
7 61 (6.37%) JIRA
8 52 (5.43%) Gradle
9 46 (4.81%) Subversion
10 43 (4.49%) Eclipse
11 35 (3.66%) MSTest
11 35 (3.66%) NUnit
12 23 (2.40%) Hudson
13 20 (2.09%) TeamCity
14 18 (1.88%) IntelliJ
15 17 (1.78%) Selenium
16 15 (1.57%) Ant
17 12 (1.25%) Mercurial
18 11 (1.15%) gulp
19 10 (1.04%) GitLab
General
1 273 (28.53%) Finance
2 180 (18.81%) Banking
3 143 (14.94%) Front Office
4 57 (5.96%) Investment Banking
5 32 (3.34%) Telecoms
6 17 (1.78%) Games
6 17 (1.78%) Marketing
6 17 (1.78%) Retail
7 13 (1.36%) Back Office
8 12 (1.25%) Electronics
8 12 (1.25%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.15%) Advertising
10 9 (0.94%) Automotive
10 9 (0.94%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.31%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.31%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.31%) Law
12 3 (0.31%) Legal
13 2 (0.21%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 419 (43.78%) Spring
2 220 (22.99%) REST
3 181 (18.91%) Web Services
4 179 (18.70%) Spring Boot
5 175 (18.29%) Hibernate
6 163 (17.03%) RESTful
7 99 (10.34%) SOAP
8 97 (10.14%) J2EE
9 89 (9.30%) JMS
9 89 (9.30%) Kafka
10 84 (8.78%) AngularJS
11 79 (8.25%) HTML
12 78 (8.15%) XML
13 65 (6.79%) Node.js
14 63 (6.58%) JSON
15 60 (6.27%) Spring MVC
16 54 (5.64%) JPA
17 52 (5.43%) Dropwizard
18 50 (5.22%) CSS
19 49 (5.12%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 67 (7.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 66 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
3 39 (4.08%) Derivative
4 32 (3.34%) Fixed Income
5 25 (2.61%) Equities
5 25 (2.61%) Fintech
6 20 (2.09%) Computer Science
6 20 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (1.88%) User Experience
8 17 (1.78%) Equity Derivative
9 16 (1.67%) Data Structures
10 15 (1.57%) Credit Risk
11 14 (1.46%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
13 12 (1.25%) Online Games
14 11 (1.15%) Algorithms
14 11 (1.15%) Mobile App
15 4 (0.42%) Credit Derivative
15 4 (0.42%) e-Learning
15 4 (0.42%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 137 (14.32%) Linux
2 104 (10.87%) Unix
3 20 (2.09%) Mac OS X
4 12 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (0.63%) Windows
6 4 (0.42%) Android
6 4 (0.42%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.21%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.10%) CentOS
8 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.10%) VMS
8 1 (0.10%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 535 (55.90%) Agile Software Development
2 384 (40.13%) TDD
3 311 (32.50%) Microservices
4 193 (20.17%) Continuous Integration
5 192 (20.06%) BDD
6 166 (17.35%) Scrum
7 113 (11.81%) DevOps
7 113 (11.81%) OO
8 106 (11.08%) Multithreading
9 104 (10.87%) SOA
10 103 (10.76%) Pair Programming
11 98 (10.24%) Kanban
12 94 (9.82%) MVC
13 92 (9.61%) Electronic Trading
14 83 (8.67%) Test Automation
15 72 (7.52%) Low Latency
16 71 (7.42%) Continuous Delivery
17 70 (7.31%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 55 (5.75%) Mentoring
19 53 (5.54%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 956 (99.90%) Java
2 391 (40.86%) Java 8
3 147 (15.36%) SQL
4 118 (12.33%) JavaScript
5 60 (6.27%) Scala
6 54 (5.64%) Python
7 52 (5.43%) Groovy
8 22 (2.30%) Kotlin
9 21 (2.19%) Clojure
10 18 (1.88%) Bash Shell
11 17 (1.78%) C#
11 17 (1.78%) Shell Script
12 16 (1.67%) Ruby
13 15 (1.57%) C++
13 15 (1.57%) XPath
14 14 (1.46%) TypeScript
15 13 (1.36%) Java 9
15 13 (1.36%) PL/SQL
16 12 (1.25%) Go
16 12 (1.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 42 (4.39%) Security Cleared
2 40 (4.18%) Degree
3 24 (2.51%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (0.94%) Master's Degree
6 7 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.52%) AWS Certification
8 5 (0.52%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.42%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.31%) PhD
11 1 (0.10%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.10%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (0.94%) QA
2 7 (0.73%) GCP
3 5 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
3 5 (0.52%) EMIR
3 5 (0.52%) MiFID
4 3 (0.31%) GDPR
5 2 (0.21%) PMO
6 1 (0.10%) WAI
System Software
1 176 (18.39%) Docker
2 10 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 6 (0.63%) HDFS
4 2 (0.21%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.10%) vCloud
5 1 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 70 (7.31%) Kubernetes
2 61 (6.37%) Puppet
3 53 (5.54%) Ansible
4 40 (4.18%) Opscode Chef
5 39 (4.08%) Terraform
6 14 (1.46%) Single Sign-On
7 12 (1.25%) Consul
8 8 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (0.52%) Grafana
10 4 (0.42%) Kibana
10 4 (0.42%) logstash
10 4 (0.42%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.31%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 3 (0.31%) Graphite
11 3 (0.31%) Packer
11 3 (0.31%) Rancher
12 2 (0.21%) linkerd
12 2 (0.21%) Salt
13 1 (0.10%) Mesos
13 1 (0.10%) rkt
Vendors
1 142 (14.84%) Oracle
2 49 (5.12%) TIBCO
3 30 (3.13%) Google
4 29 (3.03%) ION Trading
5 21 (2.19%) Sybase
6 17 (1.78%) IBM
7 15 (1.57%) SAP
8 14 (1.46%) WSO2
9 9 (0.94%) hybris
9 9 (0.94%) Microsoft
10 8 (0.84%) Pega
11 7 (0.73%) Progress
12 5 (0.52%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.52%) Bloomberg
12 5 (0.52%) Perforce
12 5 (0.52%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.42%) AppDynamics
13 4 (0.42%) FatWire
13 4 (0.42%) OpenLink
13 4 (0.42%) Solace