Period
to 23 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 307 385
Rank change year-on-year +63 +78 +62
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 1044 877 676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 0.83% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 0.88% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 888 737 525
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +7.53%
10th Percentile £406 £388 £363
90th Percentile £675 £647 £644
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £465 £450
% change year-on-year -8.60% +3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
UK median hourly rate - £29.53 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -46.32% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.53 £55.00
% change year-on-year - -46.32% -

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 94988 99866 108209
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.77% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62434 65085 68726
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £248
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2825 3256 4131
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.06%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +28 833 £550 +4.76% 97
London +36 632 £575 +4.55% 53
UK excluding London +57 404 £425 -8.60% 50
Northern Ireland +19 167 £421 +10.66% 1
South East -6 76 £500 +2.56% 15
North of England +3 72 £425 -15.00% 14
North West -16 43 £425 -15.00% 6
Scotland +4 35 £400 +10.34% 4
Yorkshire -5 24 £425 -10.53% 6
East of England -38 20 £550 +18.28% 4
South West -8 18 £425 -1.16% 6
Midlands +33 13 £500 +33.33% 5
West Midlands +32 7 £525 +40.00% 1
North East +75 6 £425 -15.00% 2
East Midlands +3 6 £469 +10.29% 4
Wales -2 3 £513 +13.89% 1

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1044 (100.00%) Java
2 594 (56.90%) Agile Software Development
3 439 (42.05%) Finance
4 414 (39.66%) Spring
5 362 (34.67%) Banking
6 352 (33.72%) TDD
7 244 (23.37%) JavaScript
8 206 (19.73%) Hibernate
9 200 (19.16%) SQL
10 199 (19.06%) Web Services
11 195 (18.68%) Microservices
12 187 (17.91%) OO
13 177 (16.95%) Multithreading
14 176 (16.86%) RESTful
15 173 (16.57%) Test Automation
16 172 (16.48%) Linux
17 169 (16.19%) Front Office
18 166 (15.90%) Scrum
19 158 (15.13%) Investment Banking
20 157 (15.04%) HTML
21 152 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
21 152 (14.56%) AngularJS
22 144 (13.79%) Git (software)
23 142 (13.60%) CSS
23 142 (13.60%) Unix
24 137 (13.12%) BDD
25 136 (13.03%) Jenkins
26 135 (12.93%) Oracle
27 128 (12.26%) Maven
28 125 (11.97%) REST

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 85 (8.14%) WebSphere
2 57 (5.46%) Tomcat
3 51 (4.89%) Elasticsearch
4 37 (3.54%) WebLogic
5 30 (2.87%) Apache
6 28 (2.68%) Confluence
7 19 (1.82%) JBoss
7 19 (1.82%) Oracle Coherence
8 14 (1.34%) Cloud Foundry
8 14 (1.34%) OpenStack
9 13 (1.25%) Apache Solr
10 10 (0.96%) Apache Spark
11 9 (0.86%) GemFire
12 8 (0.77%) Mule
12 8 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
14 6 (0.57%) CMS
15 3 (0.29%) GlassFish
15 3 (0.29%) Mule ESB
15 3 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (2.39%) ION MarketView
2 4 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.29%) Actimize
3 3 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.096%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 89 (8.52%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (2.01%) OpenShift
3 21 (2.01%) PaaS
4 11 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (0.86%) GitHub
6 8 (0.77%) npm
7 7 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.57%) SaaS
9 5 (0.48%) Serverless
10 4 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.38%) Bluemix
10 4 (0.38%) Heroku
10 4 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
11 3 (0.29%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.19%) Yarn
13 1 (0.096%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.72%) HTTP
2 12 (1.15%) Internet
2 12 (1.15%) SMS
3 8 (0.77%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.67%) AMQP
5 3 (0.29%) FTP
5 3 (0.29%) SSL
6 2 (0.19%) Firewall
7 1 (0.096%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (0.096%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.096%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.096%) LDAP
7 1 (0.096%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (10.44%) Relational Database
2 93 (8.91%) NoSQL
3 66 (6.32%) MySQL
3 66 (6.32%) RDBMS
4 56 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
5 50 (4.79%) MongoDB
6 48 (4.60%) SQL Server
7 40 (3.83%) DB2
8 37 (3.54%) Big Data
9 28 (2.68%) Apache Cassandra
10 27 (2.59%) Hadoop
11 26 (2.49%) KDB
11 26 (2.49%) Oracle Database
12 20 (1.92%) HBase
13 12 (1.15%) DB2 UDB
13 12 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (0.67%) MariaDB
16 6 (0.57%) Jackrabbit
16 6 (0.57%) Redis
Development Applications
1 144 (13.79%) Git (software)
2 136 (13.03%) Jenkins
3 128 (12.26%) Maven
4 114 (10.92%) JUnit
5 63 (6.03%) JIRA
6 48 (4.60%) Cucumber
7 44 (4.21%) Eclipse
8 40 (3.83%) Gradle
9 39 (3.74%) Mockito
9 39 (3.74%) Subversion
10 33 (3.16%) TeamCity
11 29 (2.78%) Selenium
12 21 (2.01%) IntelliJ
13 19 (1.82%) Ant
14 16 (1.53%) Hudson
14 16 (1.53%) NUnit
15 13 (1.25%) MSTest
16 11 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 11 (1.05%) Spock
17 10 (0.96%) jMock
General
1 439 (42.05%) Finance
2 362 (34.67%) Banking
3 169 (16.19%) Front Office
4 158 (15.13%) Investment Banking
5 29 (2.78%) Retail
6 20 (1.92%) Games
7 11 (1.05%) Automotive
8 10 (0.96%) Retail Banking
9 8 (0.77%) Back Office
10 7 (0.67%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.48%) Online Betting
12 4 (0.38%) French Language
13 3 (0.29%) Marketing
14 2 (0.19%) Advertising
15 1 (0.096%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.096%) Law
15 1 (0.096%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.096%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.096%) Private Banking
15 1 (0.096%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 414 (39.66%) Spring
2 206 (19.73%) Hibernate
3 199 (19.06%) Web Services
4 176 (16.86%) RESTful
5 157 (15.04%) HTML
6 152 (14.56%) AngularJS
7 142 (13.60%) CSS
8 125 (11.97%) REST
9 120 (11.49%) Spring Boot
10 107 (10.25%) XML
11 104 (9.96%) JMS
12 99 (9.48%) J2EE
13 72 (6.90%) HTML5
14 70 (6.70%) Node.js
15 69 (6.61%) JSON
16 67 (6.42%) Java EE
17 64 (6.13%) Spring MVC
18 62 (5.94%) FIX Protocol
18 62 (5.94%) SOAP
19 60 (5.75%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 106 (10.15%) Data Structures
2 94 (9.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 80 (7.66%) Greenfield Project
4 79 (7.57%) Fixed Income
5 72 (6.90%) Equities
6 57 (5.46%) Derivative
7 52 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
8 32 (3.07%) Equity Derivative
9 27 (2.59%) Virtual Team
10 24 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
11 22 (2.11%) Computer Science
11 22 (2.11%) User Experience
12 17 (1.63%) Fintech
12 17 (1.63%) Grid Computing
13 11 (1.05%) Online Games
14 9 (0.86%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.67%) Market Risk
16 6 (0.57%) Credit Risk
16 6 (0.57%) Management Information System
17 5 (0.48%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 172 (16.48%) Linux
2 142 (13.60%) Unix
3 23 (2.20%) Windows
4 19 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (1.25%) Mac OS X
6 8 (0.77%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.57%) Solaris
8 5 (0.48%) Android
9 2 (0.19%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.19%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.096%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.096%) CentOS
10 1 (0.096%) Debian
10 1 (0.096%) Fedora
10 1 (0.096%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 594 (56.90%) Agile Software Development
2 352 (33.72%) TDD
3 195 (18.68%) Microservices
4 187 (17.91%) OO
5 177 (16.95%) Multithreading
6 173 (16.57%) Test Automation
7 166 (15.90%) Scrum
8 152 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
9 137 (13.12%) BDD
10 121 (11.59%) MVC
11 119 (11.40%) Low Latency
12 94 (9.00%) Electronic Trading
12 94 (9.00%) Functional Programming
13 91 (8.72%) Pair Programming
14 88 (8.43%) DevOps
15 82 (7.85%) Kanban
16 63 (6.03%) Mentoring
17 58 (5.56%) Open Source
18 53 (5.08%) Unit Testing
19 50 (4.79%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1044 (100.00%) Java
2 244 (23.37%) JavaScript
3 200 (19.16%) SQL
4 82 (7.85%) Scala
5 64 (6.13%) Python
6 46 (4.41%) Groovy
7 33 (3.16%) TypeScript
8 32 (3.07%) Go
9 29 (2.78%) C#
10 23 (2.20%) C++
11 22 (2.11%) PL/SQL
12 19 (1.82%) Kotlin
12 19 (1.82%) Ruby
13 15 (1.44%) Shell Script
14 12 (1.15%) Clojure
14 12 (1.15%) Perl
15 11 (1.05%) VBA
16 9 (0.86%) ES6
17 8 (0.77%) C
18 6 (0.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 34 (3.26%) Degree
2 24 (2.30%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.53%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.67%) PhD
6 6 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.19%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.096%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.096%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.096%) HND
9 1 (0.096%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.096%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.096%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.20%) QA
2 17 (1.63%) MiFID
3 6 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.29%) EMIR
5 1 (0.096%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 102 (9.77%) Docker
2 4 (0.38%) HDFS
3 2 (0.19%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.19%) Varnish
3 2 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.096%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.096%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.096%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 49 (4.69%) Puppet
2 37 (3.54%) Ansible
3 35 (3.35%) Kubernetes
4 24 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (1.53%) Terraform
6 12 (1.15%) Kibana
6 12 (1.15%) Prometheus
7 8 (0.77%) Grafana
8 7 (0.67%) logstash
9 3 (0.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 3 (0.29%) Mesos
10 2 (0.19%) Consul
10 2 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.096%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.096%) Marathon
Vendors
1 135 (12.93%) Oracle
2 81 (7.76%) TIBCO
3 35 (3.35%) Sybase
4 32 (3.07%) ION Trading
5 22 (2.11%) IBM
6 21 (2.01%) Google
7 19 (1.82%) Fidessa
8 18 (1.72%) Red Hat
9 16 (1.53%) Solace
10 14 (1.34%) Splunk
11 8 (0.77%) Atlassian
11 8 (0.77%) hybris
12 7 (0.67%) AppDynamics
12 7 (0.67%) MuleSoft
12 7 (0.67%) Perforce
13 6 (0.57%) Bloomberg
13 6 (0.57%) Microsoft
14 5 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (0.48%) StreamBase
15 4 (0.38%) VMware