Period
to 5 June 2020

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

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
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 360 348 256
Rank change year-on-year -12 -92 +49
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 264 657 1,032
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.73% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.77% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 523 892
Median daily rate £525 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% -1.18%
10th Percentile £462 £425 £413
90th Percentile £741 £711 £719
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £525 £463
% change year-on-year - +13.51% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 -

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 41,845 85,062 94,878
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.61% 94.54% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,287 55,858 62,111
Median daily rate £473 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £268
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,720 2,755 2,999
Median hourly rate £21.54 £19.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.16% +5.72% -3.97%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% -1.52%

Senior Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Java Developer in the UK

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Senior Java Developer.

Daily rate trend for Senior Java Developer in the UK

Senior Java Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Senior Java Developer over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Senior Java Developer in the UK

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Senior Java Developer.

Hourly rate trend for Senior Java Developer in the UK

Senior Java Developer
Top 15 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 5 June 2020. 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 -7 249 £533 -3.18% 60
London -14 155 £600 +4.35% 36
UK excluding London +60 105 £525 - 27
South West +84 36 £525 +31.25% 2
East of England +30 31 £516 -1.67% 6
South East +81 14 £525 +5.00% 5
Work from Home 0 10 £500 -0.99% 4
West Midlands +67 7 £450 - 2
Midlands +54 7 £450 -14.29% 3
North of England +42 7 £500 -4.76% 8
Northern Ireland +17 6 £451 +9.33% 1
Scotland +23 4 £550 +29.41% 1
North West +39 3 - - 6
Yorkshire +31 2 £513 -2.38% 1
North East +29 2 £430 -15.69% 1

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

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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.

1 264 (100.00%) Java
2 198 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (47.73%) Microservices
4 123 (46.59%) Spring
5 108 (40.91%) TDD
6 99 (37.50%) AWS
7 97 (36.74%) Finance
8 87 (32.95%) Spring Boot
9 86 (32.58%) Java 8
10 81 (30.68%) Web Services
11 71 (26.89%) Banking
12 64 (24.24%) RESTful
13 52 (19.70%) BDD
14 50 (18.94%) Maven
15 47 (17.80%) Oracle
15 47 (17.80%) Jenkins
16 43 (16.29%) Front Office
16 43 (16.29%) Security Cleared
17 42 (15.91%) SC Cleared
17 42 (15.91%) Multithreading
17 42 (15.91%) Docker
18 41 (15.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 40 (15.15%) Investment Banking
20 37 (14.02%) REST
20 37 (14.02%) SOAP
20 37 (14.02%) Kubernetes
21 36 (13.64%) Git (software)
22 35 (13.26%) SOA
22 35 (13.26%) Fixed Income
23 34 (12.88%) JavaScript

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 28 (10.61%) Mule
1 28 (10.61%) Red Hat Fuse
2 26 (9.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 25 (9.47%) Oracle Service Bus
4 14 (5.30%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (4.92%) Confluence
6 7 (2.65%) Apache Spark
6 7 (2.65%) WebLogic
7 6 (2.27%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.89%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.14%) Apache
10 2 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.76%) CMS
10 2 (0.76%) Jetty
11 1 (0.38%) JBoss
11 1 (0.38%) JCAPS
11 1 (0.38%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.38%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) FINCAD Analytics
1 2 (0.76%) ION MarketView
1 2 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 99 (37.50%) AWS
2 20 (7.58%) Azure
3 14 (5.30%) GCP
4 7 (2.65%) Serverless
5 5 (1.89%) OpenShift
6 4 (1.52%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.52%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.14%) Amazon EKS
7 3 (1.14%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.76%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (0.76%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (0.76%) AWS Step Functions
8 2 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.76%) GitHub
8 2 (0.76%) Heroku
9 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.38%) PaaS
9 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.79%) HTTP
2 2 (0.76%) Internet
2 2 (0.76%) Multicast
2 2 (0.76%) RTMP
2 2 (0.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.38%) AMQP
3 1 (0.38%) SMTP
3 1 (0.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.47%) MongoDB
2 21 (7.95%) NoSQL
3 20 (7.58%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (5.30%) Relational Database
5 13 (4.92%) Big Data
6 7 (2.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 7 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (2.65%) Redis
7 6 (2.27%) DB2
7 6 (2.27%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.27%) SQL Server
8 5 (1.89%) MySQL
8 5 (1.89%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.52%) Amazon Aurora
9 4 (1.52%) Couchbase
9 4 (1.52%) Flink
10 3 (1.14%) Amazon Athena
10 3 (1.14%) HBase
10 3 (1.14%) Neo4j
10 3 (1.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 50 (18.94%) Maven
2 47 (17.80%) Jenkins
3 36 (13.64%) Git (software)
4 28 (10.61%) JUnit
5 19 (7.20%) Mockito
6 17 (6.44%) Gradle
7 15 (5.68%) JIRA
8 10 (3.79%) Cucumber
9 7 (2.65%) GitLab
10 6 (2.27%) Eclipse
11 5 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (1.89%) SonarQube
11 5 (1.89%) Subversion
11 5 (1.89%) TeamCity
12 4 (1.52%) Spock
13 3 (1.14%) Bower
13 3 (1.14%) Grunt
13 3 (1.14%) IntelliJ
13 3 (1.14%) Jasmine
14 2 (0.76%) JMeter
General
1 97 (36.74%) Finance
2 71 (26.89%) Banking
3 43 (16.29%) Front Office
4 40 (15.15%) Investment Banking
5 34 (12.88%) Public Sector
6 25 (9.47%) Electronics
6 25 (9.47%) Manufacturing
6 25 (9.47%) Marketing
6 25 (9.47%) Telecoms
7 8 (3.03%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.14%) Games
8 3 (1.14%) Retail
9 2 (0.76%) Back Office
10 1 (0.38%) Advertising
10 1 (0.38%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (46.59%) Spring
2 87 (32.95%) Spring Boot
3 81 (30.68%) Web Services
4 64 (24.24%) RESTful
5 37 (14.02%) REST
5 37 (14.02%) SOAP
6 34 (12.88%) JSON
7 33 (12.50%) Apache Camel
8 32 (12.12%) XML
9 30 (11.36%) Middleware
10 23 (8.71%) AngularJS
10 23 (8.71%) Swagger
10 23 (8.71%) XSLT
11 22 (8.33%) WireMock
12 21 (7.95%) Node.js
13 20 (7.58%) Hibernate
13 20 (7.58%) Kafka
14 17 (6.44%) Spring Integration
15 14 (5.30%) CSS
15 14 (5.30%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (15.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 35 (13.26%) Fixed Income
3 29 (10.98%) Equities
4 20 (7.58%) Derivative
5 18 (6.82%) Data Structures
6 17 (6.44%) Hedge funds
7 8 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.89%) Grid Computing
9 5 (1.89%) Market Risk
10 4 (1.52%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (1.52%) User Experience
11 3 (1.14%) Equity Derivative
12 2 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.76%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.76%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.76%) Wiki
13 1 (0.38%) Mainframe
13 1 (0.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.47%) Unix
2 23 (8.71%) Linux
3 11 (4.17%) Mac OS X
4 3 (1.14%) Android
4 3 (1.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (47.73%) Microservices
3 108 (40.91%) TDD
4 52 (19.70%) BDD
5 42 (15.91%) Multithreading
6 35 (13.26%) SOA
7 32 (12.12%) Pair Programming
7 32 (12.12%) Test Automation
8 27 (10.23%) DevOps
9 25 (9.47%) Business Intelligence
9 25 (9.47%) Digital Marketing
9 25 (9.47%) Programme Management
10 24 (9.09%) Scrum
11 23 (8.71%) Concurrent Programming
12 22 (8.33%) Software Engineering
13 20 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (6.06%) Asset Management
14 16 (6.06%) Kanban
14 16 (6.06%) Low Latency
15 15 (5.68%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 264 (100.00%) Java
2 86 (32.58%) Java 8
3 34 (12.88%) JavaScript
4 29 (10.98%) Python
5 28 (10.61%) SQL
6 21 (7.95%) XPath
7 10 (3.79%) Kotlin
8 9 (3.41%) Groovy
9 8 (3.03%) PL/SQL
10 6 (2.27%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.52%) C#
11 4 (1.52%) C++
11 4 (1.52%) Go
11 4 (1.52%) Haskell
11 4 (1.52%) Scala
11 4 (1.52%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.14%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.14%) ES6
13 1 (0.38%) Clojure
13 1 (0.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 43 (16.29%) Security Cleared
2 42 (15.91%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.68%) Degree
4 10 (3.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.76%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.38%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.65%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) HL7
2 1 (0.38%) MiFID
System Software
1 42 (15.91%) Docker
Systems Management
1 37 (14.02%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.65%) Consul
2 7 (2.65%) Terraform
3 6 (2.27%) Ansible
4 1 (0.38%) Grafana
4 1 (0.38%) Kibana
4 1 (0.38%) logstash
4 1 (0.38%) Marathon
4 1 (0.38%) Mesos
Vendors
1 47 (17.80%) Oracle
2 27 (10.23%) WSO2
3 25 (9.47%) SAP
4 22 (8.33%) Talend
5 15 (5.68%) Bloomberg
6 7 (2.65%) ION Trading
7 5 (1.89%) Sybase
8 3 (1.14%) Google
8 3 (1.14%) IBM
9 2 (0.76%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.76%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.38%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.38%) BEA
10 1 (0.38%) Informatica
10 1 (0.38%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.38%) Murex
10 1 (0.38%) Pega
10 1 (0.38%) Splunk
10 1 (0.38%) StreamBase
10 1 (0.38%) webMethods