Period
to 22 September 2021

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 2021.

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
22 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 353 277 366
Rank change year-on-year -76 +89 -70
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 570 245 590
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.82% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.89% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 210 422
10th Percentile £463 £450 £413
25th Percentile £517 £513 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £563 £550
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.27% +2.33%
75th Percentile £678 £722 £649
90th Percentile £750 £800 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £549 £520 £475
% change year-on-year +5.58% +9.47% -3.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £71.73 - £73.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £71.73 - -

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 74,587 27,475 82,324
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.13% 92.44% 94.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,552 18,377 55,027
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
25th Percentile £406 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £570
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,077 915 2,722
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.63 £14.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.74 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -8.00% +14.42% +8.57%
75th Percentile £45.00 £43.75 £43.75
90th Percentile £61.82 £53.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £19.90 £17.50
% change year-on-year -10.70% +13.71% -

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 22 September 2021.

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 22 September 2021. 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 -50 480 £600 - 162
London -19 379 £625 -10.71% 108
UK excluding London -136 122 £549 +5.58% 62
Work from Home -165 102 £550 +10.00% 42
North of England -65 25 £625 +21.95% 14
East of England -53 24 £575 +10.58% 9
Scotland -70 23 £518 +21.76% 7
Northern Ireland +6 21 £475 +10.21% 1
South East -78 17 £555 +5.71% 15
North East - 10 £625 - 2
North West -48 9 £635 +15.45% 8
South West -58 7 £517 -1.52% 5
Yorkshire -43 6 £550 +10.00% 4
Midlands -78 5 £525 +22.66% 8
West Midlands -62 4 £525 +22.66% 6

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2021, 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.

1 570 (100.00%) Java
2 326 (57.19%) Agile Software Development
3 299 (52.46%) Spring
4 261 (45.79%) Microservices
5 226 (39.65%) Finance
6 205 (35.96%) Spring Boot
7 188 (32.98%) Java 8
8 174 (30.53%) Banking
9 148 (25.96%) TDD
10 143 (25.09%) Docker
11 136 (23.86%) SQL
12 132 (23.16%) Kubernetes
12 132 (23.16%) AWS
13 120 (21.05%) Git (software)
14 118 (20.70%) Scrum
15 116 (20.35%) RESTful
16 115 (20.18%) REST
17 112 (19.65%) Oracle
18 103 (18.07%) Maven
18 103 (18.07%) Software Engineering
19 102 (17.89%) Multithreading
20 96 (16.84%) Jenkins
21 95 (16.67%) Investment Banking
22 93 (16.32%) Kafka
23 89 (15.61%) Linux
24 85 (14.91%) DevOps
25 83 (14.56%) Front Office
26 82 (14.39%) Social Skills
27 81 (14.21%) JavaScript
28 79 (13.86%) Test Automation

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 29 (5.09%) Confluence
2 20 (3.51%) JBoss
3 19 (3.33%) Apache
4 18 (3.16%) Apache Spark
5 14 (2.46%) Red Hat Fuse
6 13 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (2.11%) Mule
8 11 (1.93%) Tomcat
9 10 (1.75%) WebLogic
10 8 (1.40%) Jetty
11 7 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (0.88%) CMS
12 5 (0.88%) Oracle Coherence
12 5 (0.88%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (0.70%) Headless CMS
14 3 (0.53%) MQSeries
15 2 (0.35%) Camunda
15 2 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 2 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (0.88%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 132 (23.16%) AWS
2 61 (10.70%) Azure
3 48 (8.42%) GCP
4 23 (4.04%) Serverless
5 22 (3.86%) OpenShift
6 12 (2.11%) Amazon ECS
6 12 (2.11%) AWS Lambda
6 12 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (1.75%) Amazon SQS
8 9 (1.58%) GitHub
9 5 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.70%) Amazon Kinesis
10 4 (0.70%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.70%) CloudFront
10 4 (0.70%) Datadog
11 3 (0.53%) Akamai
11 3 (0.53%) Amazon EKS
11 3 (0.53%) Trello
11 3 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.91%) TCP/IP
2 27 (4.74%) SSL
3 16 (2.81%) HTTP
4 8 (1.40%) Internet
5 3 (0.53%) Broadband
5 3 (0.53%) FTP
6 1 (0.18%) DNS
6 1 (0.18%) Firewall
6 1 (0.18%) LAN
6 1 (0.18%) SSH
6 1 (0.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (11.75%) NoSQL
2 54 (9.47%) MongoDB
3 51 (8.95%) Relational Database
4 48 (8.42%) Hazelcast
5 46 (8.07%) Redis
6 33 (5.79%) MySQL
7 28 (4.91%) Apache Cassandra
8 26 (4.56%) PostgreSQL
9 25 (4.39%) Big Data
10 22 (3.86%) Oracle Database
11 15 (2.63%) RDBMS
12 14 (2.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 13 (2.28%) Flink
14 12 (2.11%) SQL Server
15 11 (1.93%) Couchbase
16 9 (1.58%) DB2
17 7 (1.23%) KDB
18 6 (1.05%) DB2 UDB
19 4 (0.70%) Hadoop
19 4 (0.70%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 120 (21.05%) Git (software)
2 103 (18.07%) Maven
3 96 (16.84%) Jenkins
4 71 (12.46%) JUnit
5 44 (7.72%) JIRA
6 34 (5.96%) Mockito
7 31 (5.44%) Cucumber
8 29 (5.09%) Gradle
9 27 (4.74%) GitLab
10 22 (3.86%) Selenium
11 20 (3.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 20 (3.51%) TeamCity
12 19 (3.33%) IntelliJ
13 18 (3.16%) Eclipse
14 15 (2.63%) Bitbucket
15 14 (2.46%) Ant
16 12 (2.11%) SonarQube
17 11 (1.93%) GoCD
18 10 (1.75%) Artifactory
18 10 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 226 (39.65%) Finance
2 174 (30.53%) Banking
3 95 (16.67%) Investment Banking
4 83 (14.56%) Front Office
5 82 (14.39%) Social Skills
6 29 (5.09%) Public Sector
7 19 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (2.81%) Retail
9 11 (1.93%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.75%) Games
11 5 (0.88%) Back Office
11 5 (0.88%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.53%) Documentation Skills
12 3 (0.53%) Influencing Skills
13 2 (0.35%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 2 (0.35%) Law
13 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.35%) Marketing
13 2 (0.35%) Publishing
13 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 299 (52.46%) Spring
2 205 (35.96%) Spring Boot
3 116 (20.35%) RESTful
4 115 (20.18%) REST
5 93 (16.32%) Kafka
6 73 (12.81%) Web Services
7 55 (9.65%) HTML
8 50 (8.77%) AngularJS
9 44 (7.72%) Hibernate
10 39 (6.84%) React
11 38 (6.67%) CSS
12 37 (6.49%) JSON
13 34 (5.96%) XML
14 32 (5.61%) Middleware
15 29 (5.09%) HTML5
15 29 (5.09%) JMS
15 29 (5.09%) Memcached
16 25 (4.39%) J2EE
16 25 (4.39%) Node.js
17 21 (3.68%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 72 (12.63%) Data Structures
2 71 (12.46%) Derivative
3 67 (11.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 55 (9.65%) Algorithms
5 43 (7.54%) Fixed Income
6 41 (7.19%) Greenfield Project
7 20 (3.51%) Market Risk
8 17 (2.98%) User Experience
9 12 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.93%) Grid Computing
10 11 (1.93%) Hedge funds
11 10 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (1.58%) Equities
12 9 (1.58%) Virtual Team
13 8 (1.40%) Cloud Native
14 7 (1.23%) Online Games
15 6 (1.05%) Public Cloud
16 5 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
16 5 (0.88%) Equity Derivative
16 5 (0.88%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 89 (15.61%) Linux
2 31 (5.44%) Unix
3 8 (1.40%) Windows
4 3 (0.53%) Android
4 3 (0.53%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.53%) Mac OS X
4 3 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.18%) Debian
5 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.18%) VMS
5 1 (0.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (57.19%) Agile Software Development
2 261 (45.79%) Microservices
3 148 (25.96%) TDD
4 118 (20.70%) Scrum
5 103 (18.07%) Software Engineering
6 102 (17.89%) Multithreading
7 85 (14.91%) DevOps
8 79 (13.86%) Test Automation
9 67 (11.75%) BDD
10 65 (11.40%) API Design
11 61 (10.70%) Continuous Integration
12 55 (9.65%) API Development
12 55 (9.65%) Performance Tuning
13 44 (7.72%) Functional Programming
14 41 (7.19%) Full Stack Development
14 41 (7.19%) OO
14 41 (7.19%) Pair Programming
15 39 (6.84%) SDLC
16 38 (6.67%) Low Latency
17 37 (6.49%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 570 (100.00%) Java
2 188 (32.98%) Java 8
3 136 (23.86%) SQL
4 81 (14.21%) JavaScript
5 58 (10.18%) Java 11
6 56 (9.82%) Scala
7 47 (8.25%) Python
8 39 (6.84%) PL/SQL
9 29 (5.09%) Haskell
10 17 (2.98%) Kotlin
11 11 (1.93%) Groovy
12 10 (1.75%) TypeScript
13 9 (1.58%) Java 9
14 7 (1.23%) C++
15 6 (1.05%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.88%) C#
16 5 (0.88%) Ruby
17 3 (0.53%) C
17 3 (0.53%) Perl
18 2 (0.35%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 41 (7.19%) Security Cleared
2 37 (6.49%) SC Cleared
3 24 (4.21%) Degree
4 16 (2.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.40%) OCPJP
5 8 (1.40%) Sun Certification
6 7 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.35%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.23%) QA
2 6 (1.05%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.18%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.18%) PMO
3 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 143 (25.09%) Docker
2 3 (0.53%) Varnish
3 2 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.18%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 132 (23.16%) Kubernetes
2 19 (3.33%) Grafana
3 15 (2.63%) Ansible
4 12 (2.11%) Prometheus
5 9 (1.58%) Kibana
5 9 (1.58%) Terraform
6 8 (1.40%) Puppet
7 3 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.18%) Consul
8 1 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.18%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.18%) Istio
8 1 (0.18%) Kiali
8 1 (0.18%) Oozie
8 1 (0.18%) PingFederate
8 1 (0.18%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.18%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 112 (19.65%) Oracle
2 15 (2.63%) ION Trading
2 15 (2.63%) Solace
3 13 (2.28%) Google
3 13 (2.28%) IBM
4 11 (1.93%) Atlassian
5 10 (1.75%) Adobe
6 8 (1.40%) Sun
7 6 (1.05%) Murex
7 6 (1.05%) TIBCO
7 6 (1.05%) webMethods
8 5 (0.88%) Bloomberg
8 5 (0.88%) Perforce
8 5 (0.88%) Sybase
9 4 (0.70%) MuleSoft
10 3 (0.53%) Confluent
10 3 (0.53%) New Relic
10 3 (0.53%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.35%) Microsoft
11 2 (0.35%) Salesforce.com