The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £541 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 288 259 351
Rank change year-on-year -29 +92  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 370 492 326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.92% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.96% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 381 244
Median daily rate £541 £515 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.09% +14.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.04% +1.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Senior Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Java Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 30 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -40 324 £550 +4.76% 157
London -20 217 £600 +4.34% 67
City of London +15 80 £625 +8.69% 17
South East -7 33 £500 +14.28% 15
East of England +13 23 £538 +22.85% 8
Northern Ireland -4 20 £413 +26.92% 2
County Antrim -4 20 £413 +26.92% 2
Belfast -4 19 £413 +26.92% 2
Scotland +31 18 £400 +3.22% 8
North West +6 16 £488 +12.71% 23
Hertfordshire +18 15 £550 +29.41% 2
Yorkshire -12 15 £425 -5.55% 14
Edinburgh +30 14 £400 +3.22% 2
Leeds -17 10 £400 -11.11% 11
West Yorkshire -18 10 £400 -11.11% 13
Cheshire +29 9 £450 +12.50% 5
Essex -1 8 £350 -17.64% 3
Buckinghamshire -10 8 £363 -4.60% 3
South West -12 8 £425 +13.33% 15
West Midlands +18 7 £450 +12.50% 5
Milton Keynes -15 7 £363 -4.60% 3
Surrey +7 6 £513 -2.38% 2
Liverpool - 6 £500 -
Merseyside - 6 £500 - 1
Hatfield - 6 £550 -
Wales +15 5 £500 -
Camberley +7 5 - -
South Yorkshire +6 5 £450 +12.50%
Coventry +5 5 £450 - 2
Hampshire +3 5 £525 +5.00% 4

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 743 (100.00%) Java
2 528 (71.06%) Agile Software Development
3 353 (47.51%) TDD
4 339 (45.63%) Spring
5 193 (25.98%) Scrum
6 192 (25.84%) Finance
7 182 (24.50%) Banking
7 182 (24.50%) SQL
8 179 (24.09%) BDD
9 163 (21.94%) Hibernate
10 151 (20.32%) Continuous Integration
11 148 (19.92%) HTML
12 146 (19.65%) JavaScript
13 137 (18.44%) Oracle
14 135 (18.17%) REST
15 132 (17.77%) Git (software)
16 126 (16.96%) Maven
17 125 (16.82%) Linux
18 124 (16.69%) Microservices
19 117 (15.75%) CSS
20 116 (15.61%) Web Services
20 116 (15.61%) Unix
20 116 (15.61%) Jenkins
21 108 (14.54%) Multithreading
22 105 (14.13%) OO
23 99 (13.32%) XML
24 97 (13.06%) Front Office
25 96 (12.92%) Scala
26 95 (12.79%) Pair Programming
27 93 (12.52%) J2EE

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 41 (5.52%) Apache Spark
2 32 (4.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 31 (4.17%) Oracle Coherence
4 28 (3.77%) Tomcat
5 26 (3.50%) WebLogic
6 25 (3.36%) WebSphere
7 19 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
8 17 (2.29%) JBoss
9 16 (2.15%) Apache
10 15 (2.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 12 (1.62%) CMS
12 11 (1.48%) Apache Pig
13 9 (1.21%) Mule
13 9 (1.21%) WebLogic Portal
13 9 (1.21%) WebSphere Application Server
14 8 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
14 8 (1.08%) GemFire
15 6 (0.81%) Apache Solr
15 6 (0.81%) Confluence
16 5 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 12 (1.62%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.81%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.54%) ION MarketView
3 4 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.27%) RMDS
5 1 (0.13%) BondVision
5 1 (0.13%) Global One
5 1 (0.13%) Magento
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 63 (8.48%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.56%) GitHub
3 14 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.81%) PaaS
6 4 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.40%) Heroku
7 3 (0.40%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.27%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.27%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.13%) AWS OpsWorks
9 1 (0.13%) Datadog
9 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.52%) HTTP
2 11 (1.48%) RTSP
3 8 (1.08%) Internet
3 8 (1.08%) RTP
4 5 (0.67%) SSH
5 4 (0.54%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.54%) MQTT
6 3 (0.40%) LDAP
6 3 (0.40%) Multicast
6 3 (0.40%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.27%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.27%) SSL
8 1 (0.13%) AMQP
8 1 (0.13%) Firewall
8 1 (0.13%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.13%) Skype
8 1 (0.13%) STUN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (11.98%) NoSQL
2 79 (10.63%) Big Data
2 79 (10.63%) MongoDB
3 74 (9.96%) Relational Database
4 44 (5.92%) Apache Cassandra
5 43 (5.79%) Hadoop
6 42 (5.65%) PostgreSQL
7 34 (4.58%) MySQL
8 28 (3.77%) SQL Server
9 26 (3.50%) Oracle Database
10 17 (2.29%) RDBMS
11 16 (2.15%) Hazelcast
12 15 (2.02%) DB2
13 13 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
14 12 (1.62%) KDB
15 11 (1.48%) HBase
15 11 (1.48%) Neo4j
16 9 (1.21%) Apache Hive
16 9 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 132 (17.77%) Git (software)
2 126 (16.96%) Maven
3 116 (15.61%) Jenkins
4 80 (10.77%) JUnit
5 55 (7.40%) Mockito
6 47 (6.33%) Subversion
7 46 (6.19%) JIRA
8 43 (5.79%) Cucumber
8 43 (5.79%) Gradle
9 38 (5.11%) Ant
10 35 (4.71%) Selenium
11 31 (4.17%) Eclipse
12 25 (3.36%) Hudson
13 16 (2.15%) TeamCity
14 12 (1.62%) IntelliJ
15 10 (1.35%) CruiseControl
15 10 (1.35%) Spock
16 9 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 9 (1.21%) EasyMock
17 8 (1.08%) JBehave
General
1 192 (25.84%) Finance
2 182 (24.50%) Banking
3 97 (13.06%) Front Office
4 92 (12.38%) Investment Banking
5 19 (2.56%) Retail
6 10 (1.35%) Games
7 9 (1.21%) Back Office
8 6 (0.81%) Marketing
8 6 (0.81%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.67%) Advertising
9 5 (0.67%) Legal
9 5 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.54%) Electronics
11 3 (0.40%) Law
12 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.27%) German Language
12 2 (0.27%) Prime Brokerage
12 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.13%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 339 (45.63%) Spring
2 163 (21.94%) Hibernate
3 148 (19.92%) HTML
4 135 (18.17%) REST
5 117 (15.75%) CSS
6 116 (15.61%) Web Services
7 99 (13.32%) XML
8 93 (12.52%) J2EE
9 88 (11.84%) JMS
10 87 (11.71%) RESTful
11 84 (11.31%) AngularJS
12 78 (10.50%) Java EE
13 72 (9.69%) SOAP
14 67 (9.02%) jQuery
15 59 (7.94%) JSON
16 54 (7.27%) HTML5
17 40 (5.38%) Spring Boot
18 39 (5.25%) JPA
19 38 (5.11%) JSP
20 35 (4.71%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 51 (6.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 49 (6.59%) Derivative
3 44 (5.92%) Equities
4 41 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (5.25%) Fixed Income
6 29 (3.90%) Computer Science
7 25 (3.36%) Equity Derivative
8 16 (2.15%) Market Risk
9 15 (2.02%) Data Structures
10 14 (1.88%) Client/Server
10 14 (1.88%) Virtual Team
11 13 (1.75%) Algorithms
11 13 (1.75%) Mobile App
12 12 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (1.35%) User Experience
14 9 (1.21%) Credit Risk
14 9 (1.21%) Streaming Video
15 8 (1.08%) MPEG
15 8 (1.08%) N-Tier
16 6 (0.81%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 125 (16.82%) Linux
2 116 (15.61%) Unix
3 24 (3.23%) Android
4 21 (2.83%) Apple iOS
4 21 (2.83%) Windows
5 14 (1.88%) Mac OS X
6 9 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.81%) Solaris
8 2 (0.27%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.13%) HPUX
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 528 (71.06%) Agile Software Development
2 353 (47.51%) TDD
3 193 (25.98%) Scrum
4 179 (24.09%) BDD
5 151 (20.32%) Continuous Integration
6 124 (16.69%) Microservices
7 108 (14.54%) Multithreading
8 105 (14.13%) OO
9 95 (12.79%) Pair Programming
10 91 (12.25%) DevOps
11 84 (11.31%) Mentoring
12 78 (10.50%) Low Latency
13 64 (8.61%) Software Engineering
14 62 (8.34%) Kanban
15 57 (7.67%) E-Commerce
16 56 (7.54%) Open Source
17 54 (7.27%) SDLC
18 50 (6.73%) MVC
18 50 (6.73%) SOA
19 41 (5.52%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 743 (100.00%) Java
2 182 (24.50%) SQL
3 146 (19.65%) JavaScript
4 96 (12.92%) Scala
5 80 (10.77%) Python
6 42 (5.65%) PL/SQL
7 37 (4.98%) Shell Script
8 32 (4.31%) C#
9 29 (3.90%) Groovy
10 20 (2.69%) Bash Shell
10 20 (2.69%) Ruby
11 18 (2.42%) C++
12 15 (2.02%) Clojure
12 15 (2.02%) Haskell
13 14 (1.88%) Perl
14 10 (1.35%) XPath
15 9 (1.21%) Korn
16 8 (1.08%) C
16 8 (1.08%) ES6
17 7 (0.94%) Go
Qualifications
1 40 (5.38%) Degree
2 35 (4.71%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.75%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.62%) DV Cleared
5 11 (1.48%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.13%) ISEB
7 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.83%) MiFID
2 14 (1.88%) EMIR
3 13 (1.75%) Dodd-Frank
4 11 (1.48%) QA
5 7 (0.94%) SLA
6 5 (0.67%) FATCA
6 5 (0.67%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.13%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.13%) SDET
System Software
1 61 (8.21%) Docker
2 4 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.40%) HDFS
4 2 (0.27%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 32 (4.31%) Puppet
2 24 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (2.83%) Ansible
4 9 (1.21%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.67%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.27%) Grafana
6 2 (0.27%) Terraform
7 1 (0.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.13%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.13%) Consul
7 1 (0.13%) Control-M
7 1 (0.13%) Kibana
7 1 (0.13%) MOM
7 1 (0.13%) Nagios
7 1 (0.13%) Oozie
7 1 (0.13%) Packer
7 1 (0.13%) Salt
7 1 (0.13%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 137 (18.44%) Oracle
2 32 (4.31%) TIBCO
3 18 (2.42%) Adobe
4 14 (1.88%) IBM
5 13 (1.75%) Red Hat
6 9 (1.21%) Google
6 9 (1.21%) MuleSoft
6 9 (1.21%) Solace
7 8 (1.08%) Brightcove
7 8 (1.08%) Sybase
8 7 (0.94%) BEA
8 7 (0.94%) Fidessa
8 7 (0.94%) VMware
9 6 (0.81%) WorldPay
10 5 (0.67%) ION Trading
10 5 (0.67%) Perforce
11 4 (0.54%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.54%) SAP
12 3 (0.40%) hybris
12 3 (0.40%) Murex
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