Period
to 15 October 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

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
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 360 297 262
Rank change year-on-year -63 -35 +52
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 551 925 1,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.90% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.95% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 767 858
UK median daily rate £550 £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% -
10th Percentile £413 £413 £406
90th Percentile £723 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £485 £425
% change year-on-year -2.06% +14.12% -7.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
UK median hourly rate £73.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.76% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 -

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 80,312 97,673 93,435
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.14% 94.74% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,686 64,135 61,245
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £648 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,843 3,150 2,806
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +4.29% -2.78% -

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 15 October 2019.

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 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 15 October 2019. 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 -84 496 £575 +6.98% 253
London -41 354 £625 +11.11% 149
UK excluding London -34 194 £475 -2.06% 114
North of England +15 42 £475 -1.30% 29
South East -13 40 £519 +6.96% 40
Scotland +25 36 £444 +4.41% 10
East of England +13 31 £525 - 14
Yorkshire +34 22 £495 +4.21% 8
North West -2 19 £463 -7.50% 20
South West -17 18 £475 +13.77% 7
Northern Ireland +10 15 £425 +3.16%
Midlands +27 12 £400 -19.60% 14
East Midlands +32 8 £400 -15.79% 4
West Midlands +6 4 £400 -19.80% 10
Wales +21 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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.

1 551 (100.00%) Java
2 357 (64.79%) Agile Software Development
3 237 (43.01%) TDD
4 230 (41.74%) Microservices
5 211 (38.29%) Spring
6 199 (36.12%) Finance
7 177 (32.12%) Java 8
8 151 (27.40%) AWS
9 144 (26.13%) Banking
10 131 (23.77%) Docker
11 130 (23.59%) Spring Boot
12 119 (21.60%) Web Services
13 115 (20.87%) RESTful
14 112 (20.33%) JavaScript
15 95 (17.24%) Front Office
16 91 (16.52%) BDD
17 90 (16.33%) Equities
18 87 (15.79%) Scrum
19 80 (14.52%) Greenfield Project
20 79 (14.34%) SQL
20 79 (14.34%) REST
21 78 (14.16%) Git (software)
22 76 (13.79%) Jenkins
23 75 (13.61%) Kubernetes
24 73 (13.25%) Python
25 72 (13.07%) Node.js
26 69 (12.52%) Test Automation
27 67 (12.16%) NoSQL
28 65 (11.80%) AngularJS
28 65 (11.80%) Kafka

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 26 (4.72%) Apache Spark
1 26 (4.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 23 (4.17%) Apache
2 23 (4.17%) Mule
2 23 (4.17%) Oracle Service Bus
3 22 (3.99%) Elasticsearch
4 20 (3.63%) Confluence
5 10 (1.81%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.27%) Apache Solr
6 7 (1.27%) OpenStack
6 7 (1.27%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.73%) CMS
7 4 (0.73%) JBoss
7 4 (0.73%) Jetty
8 3 (0.54%) Magnolia
8 3 (0.54%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (0.54%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.54%) WildFly
9 2 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.18%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.91%) ION MarketView
2 4 (0.73%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.18%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 151 (27.40%) AWS
2 39 (7.08%) Azure
3 28 (5.08%) Amazon EC2
4 23 (4.17%) Amazon S3
4 23 (4.17%) OpenShift
4 23 (4.17%) Serverless
5 22 (3.99%) Amazon SQS
6 19 (3.45%) AWS Lambda
6 19 (3.45%) GCP
7 12 (2.18%) AWS CloudFormation
7 12 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (1.81%) Amazon ECS
9 9 (1.63%) GitHub
10 8 (1.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (1.27%) Amazon Glacier
11 7 (1.27%) AWS CloudTrail
11 7 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (1.09%) PaaS
13 4 (0.73%) SaaS
14 2 (0.36%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.81%) HTTP
2 15 (2.72%) Multicast
3 9 (1.63%) Internet
4 6 (1.09%) FTP
5 5 (0.91%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.73%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.36%) SSH
8 1 (0.18%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.18%) NFC
8 1 (0.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (12.16%) NoSQL
2 63 (11.43%) MongoDB
3 34 (6.17%) Relational Database
4 33 (5.99%) PostgreSQL
5 29 (5.26%) MySQL
6 27 (4.90%) Hadoop
7 25 (4.54%) Apache Cassandra
8 24 (4.36%) Big Data
9 17 (3.09%) Amazon RDS
10 16 (2.90%) SQL Server
11 15 (2.72%) RDBMS
12 11 (2.00%) Oracle Database
13 8 (1.45%) InfluxDB
13 8 (1.45%) Neo4j
14 7 (1.27%) Flink
14 7 (1.27%) Redis
15 6 (1.09%) DB2
16 4 (0.73%) Couchbase
16 4 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
16 4 (0.73%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 78 (14.16%) Git (software)
2 76 (13.79%) Jenkins
3 60 (10.89%) Maven
4 48 (8.71%) JUnit
5 41 (7.44%) Mockito
6 39 (7.08%) Cucumber
7 27 (4.90%) Gradle
7 27 (4.90%) JIRA
8 25 (4.54%) RStudio
9 23 (4.17%) Selenium
9 23 (4.17%) Subversion
10 14 (2.54%) SonarQube
10 14 (2.54%) TeamCity
11 10 (1.81%) Ant
11 10 (1.81%) Bitbucket
12 6 (1.09%) DbUnit
12 6 (1.09%) EasyMock
12 6 (1.09%) JConsole
12 6 (1.09%) jMock
12 6 (1.09%) JProfiler
General
1 199 (36.12%) Finance
2 144 (26.13%) Banking
3 95 (17.24%) Front Office
4 60 (10.89%) Investment Banking
5 42 (7.62%) Public Sector
6 30 (5.44%) Telecoms
7 27 (4.90%) Marketing
8 24 (4.36%) Electronics
8 24 (4.36%) Manufacturing
9 14 (2.54%) Games
10 10 (1.81%) Retail
11 4 (0.73%) Online Betting
12 3 (0.54%) Greek Language
13 2 (0.36%) Advertising
13 2 (0.36%) Automotive
13 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.18%) Billing
14 1 (0.18%) International Banking
14 1 (0.18%) Legal
14 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (38.29%) Spring
2 130 (23.59%) Spring Boot
3 119 (21.60%) Web Services
4 115 (20.87%) RESTful
5 79 (14.34%) REST
6 72 (13.07%) Node.js
7 65 (11.80%) AngularJS
7 65 (11.80%) Kafka
8 60 (10.89%) HTML
9 54 (9.80%) Hibernate
10 53 (9.62%) SOAP
11 50 (9.07%) J2EE
12 44 (7.99%) CSS
13 43 (7.80%) Apache Camel
14 36 (6.53%) React
15 33 (5.99%) HTML5
16 32 (5.81%) JSON
17 29 (5.26%) Middleware
18 18 (3.27%) JMS
18 18 (3.27%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 90 (16.33%) Equities
2 80 (14.52%) Greenfield Project
3 52 (9.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 43 (7.80%) Derivative
5 36 (6.53%) Fixed Income
6 35 (6.35%) Data Structures
7 20 (3.63%) Algorithms
8 19 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (3.09%) User Experience
11 15 (2.72%) Mobile App
12 11 (2.00%) Equity Derivative
13 9 (1.63%) Equity Risk
14 8 (1.45%) Credit Risk
14 8 (1.45%) Grid Computing
15 7 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
16 5 (0.91%) Cloud Native
16 5 (0.91%) Online Games
17 4 (0.73%) Market Risk
17 4 (0.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 60 (10.89%) Linux
2 40 (7.26%) Unix
3 11 (2.00%) Mac OS X
4 9 (1.63%) Windows
5 6 (1.09%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.36%) Android
6 2 (0.36%) CentOS
7 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.18%) Debian
7 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (64.79%) Agile Software Development
2 237 (43.01%) TDD
3 230 (41.74%) Microservices
4 91 (16.52%) BDD
5 87 (15.79%) Scrum
6 69 (12.52%) Test Automation
7 63 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
7 63 (11.43%) DevOps
8 59 (10.71%) Multithreading
9 58 (10.53%) OO
9 58 (10.53%) Software Engineering
10 50 (9.07%) Pair Programming
11 48 (8.71%) Analytics
12 42 (7.62%) SOA
13 40 (7.26%) Unit Testing
14 36 (6.53%) Low Latency
15 34 (6.17%) API Development
15 34 (6.17%) Concurrent Programming
16 30 (5.44%) Problem-Solving
17 27 (4.90%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 551 (100.00%) Java
2 177 (32.12%) Java 8
3 112 (20.33%) JavaScript
4 79 (14.34%) SQL
5 73 (13.25%) Python
6 32 (5.81%) Scala
7 22 (3.99%) C++
7 22 (3.99%) R
8 13 (2.36%) Groovy
8 13 (2.36%) Kotlin
9 12 (2.18%) Clojure
10 11 (2.00%) Bash Shell
10 11 (2.00%) C#
10 11 (2.00%) ES6
10 11 (2.00%) TypeScript
11 10 (1.81%) ClojureScript
12 8 (1.45%) C
12 8 (1.45%) Perl
13 7 (1.27%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (3.99%) Security Cleared
2 20 (3.63%) SC Cleared
3 16 (2.90%) Degree
4 11 (2.00%) AWS Certification
5 5 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.18%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.18%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.73%) GDPR
1 4 (0.73%) MiFID
2 3 (0.54%) QA
3 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 131 (23.77%) Docker
2 5 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.91%) vSphere
3 2 (0.36%) HDFS
4 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.18%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 75 (13.61%) Kubernetes
2 28 (5.08%) Terraform
3 17 (3.09%) Ansible
4 8 (1.45%) Grafana
5 6 (1.09%) Consul
6 5 (0.91%) Puppet
7 1 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.18%) Nagios
7 1 (0.18%) PingFederate
7 1 (0.18%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 59 (10.71%) Oracle
2 24 (4.36%) SAP
2 24 (4.36%) WSO2
3 18 (3.27%) Talend
4 15 (2.72%) Google
5 11 (2.00%) MuleSoft
5 11 (2.00%) Red Hat
5 11 (2.00%) Solace
6 6 (1.09%) Microsoft
6 6 (1.09%) VMware
7 5 (0.91%) ION Trading
7 5 (0.91%) TIBCO
8 4 (0.73%) Temenos
9 3 (0.54%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.54%) IBM
9 3 (0.54%) MapR
9 3 (0.54%) Sybase
10 2 (0.36%) Splunk
11 1 (0.18%) Samsung
11 1 (0.18%) ServiceNow