Period
to 21 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 245 307 288
Rank change year-on-year +62 -19 +103
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 1,101 732 913
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 0.80% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.84% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 947 575 735
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £418 £363 £363
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +8.57% - +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 96,028 87,287 101,432
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 94.87% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,193 56,709 65,411
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,954 3,007 3,316
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.93 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% -2.92% +14.71%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.56 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 21 April 2018.

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 21 April 2018. 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 +67 977 £540 -1.82% 232
London +56 737 £563 -2.17% 119
UK excluding London +29 357 £475 +8.57% 131
South East +26 110 £480 +1.05% 48
Northern Ireland +10 65 £455 +10.98% 2
North of England -11 62 £425 -5.56% 21
Scotland -19 42 £414 +3.44% 12
Yorkshire +3 36 £425 -1.45% 8
Midlands +10 31 £475 +5.56% 15
North West -19 25 £423 -6.11% 12
East of England -28 23 £525 - 11
East Midlands +16 16 £475 - 6
South West +7 15 £475 +18.75% 18
West Midlands +2 15 £485 +7.78% 9
Wales -15 9 £475 -8.43% 4
North East +37 4 £425 +21.43% 1

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, 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 1,101 (100.00%) Java
2 574 (52.13%) Agile Software Development
3 457 (41.51%) Spring
4 396 (35.97%) TDD
5 370 (33.61%) Java 8
6 365 (33.15%) Finance
7 305 (27.70%) Microservices
8 270 (24.52%) Banking
9 248 (22.52%) Hibernate
10 227 (20.62%) SQL
11 215 (19.53%) REST
12 208 (18.89%) Maven
13 203 (18.44%) Continuous Integration
14 195 (17.71%) Web Services
15 190 (17.26%) RESTful
16 179 (16.26%) Scrum
17 173 (15.71%) Git (software)
18 171 (15.53%) Linux
19 163 (14.80%) Oracle
20 162 (14.71%) Front Office
21 159 (14.44%) Unix
22 157 (14.26%) OO
22 157 (14.26%) JavaScript
22 157 (14.26%) BDD
23 154 (13.99%) Jenkins
24 149 (13.53%) Spring Boot
25 147 (13.35%) NoSQL
26 145 (13.17%) Multithreading
27 134 (12.17%) AngularJS
28 133 (12.08%) Electronic Trading

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
1 105 (9.54%) WebSphere
2 102 (9.26%) Tomcat
3 84 (7.63%) WebLogic
4 71 (6.45%) Elasticsearch
5 44 (4.00%) OpenStack
6 43 (3.91%) JBoss
7 32 (2.91%) Confluence
8 31 (2.82%) Apache
9 19 (1.73%) Apache Spark
10 17 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
11 16 (1.45%) Oracle Coherence
12 14 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
13 13 (1.18%) CMS
14 12 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 10 (0.91%) Apache Solr
16 9 (0.82%) MQSeries
17 8 (0.73%) GemFire
18 7 (0.64%) Jetty
18 7 (0.64%) Mule
18 7 (0.64%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.091%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 39 (3.54%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.27%) Global One
4 2 (0.18%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 129 (11.72%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (6.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 13 (1.18%) GitHub
5 10 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (0.91%) Heroku
6 8 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.73%) OpenShift
6 8 (0.73%) Serverless
7 6 (0.54%) SaaS
8 4 (0.36%) Google App Engine
8 4 (0.36%) PaaS
9 3 (0.27%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.18%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.18%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 52 (4.72%) HTTP
2 14 (1.27%) Internet
3 10 (0.91%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.64%) SMS
5 6 (0.54%) Kerberos
6 5 (0.45%) SSH
7 3 (0.27%) FIX Connectivity
8 2 (0.18%) FTP
9 1 (0.091%) DSL
9 1 (0.091%) Firewall
9 1 (0.091%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (13.35%) NoSQL
2 122 (11.08%) PostgreSQL
3 117 (10.63%) Relational Database
4 104 (9.45%) MySQL
5 93 (8.45%) MongoDB
6 64 (5.81%) Hadoop
7 55 (5.00%) Big Data
8 54 (4.90%) SQL Server
9 50 (4.54%) RDBMS
10 34 (3.09%) KDB
11 31 (2.82%) Hazelcast
12 30 (2.72%) HBase
13 27 (2.45%) Apache Cassandra
14 26 (2.36%) DB2
15 25 (2.27%) Neo4j
16 22 (2.00%) Redis
17 12 (1.09%) Blockchain
18 11 (1.00%) Oracle Database
19 10 (0.91%) DB2 UDB
19 10 (0.91%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 208 (18.89%) Maven
2 173 (15.71%) Git (software)
3 154 (13.99%) Jenkins
4 121 (10.99%) JUnit
5 89 (8.08%) Mockito
6 66 (5.99%) Cucumber
7 64 (5.81%) JIRA
8 59 (5.36%) Subversion
9 58 (5.27%) Eclipse
10 57 (5.18%) Gradle
11 44 (4.00%) MSTest
11 44 (4.00%) NUnit
12 28 (2.54%) IntelliJ
13 27 (2.45%) Ant
14 24 (2.18%) TeamCity
15 18 (1.63%) Hudson
16 13 (1.18%) Selenium
17 8 (0.73%) SoapUI
17 8 (0.73%) TestNG
18 7 (0.64%) SonarQube
General
1 365 (33.15%) Finance
2 270 (24.52%) Banking
3 162 (14.71%) Front Office
4 93 (8.45%) Investment Banking
5 24 (2.18%) Games
6 16 (1.45%) Retail
7 10 (0.91%) Back Office
8 9 (0.82%) Advertising
9 8 (0.73%) Retail Banking
9 8 (0.73%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.45%) Automotive
10 5 (0.45%) Law
11 4 (0.36%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.36%) Marketing
12 3 (0.27%) Legal
12 3 (0.27%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.18%) Electronics
13 2 (0.18%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.18%) Publishing
14 1 (0.091%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 457 (41.51%) Spring
2 248 (22.52%) Hibernate
3 215 (19.53%) REST
4 195 (17.71%) Web Services
5 190 (17.26%) RESTful
6 149 (13.53%) Spring Boot
7 134 (12.17%) AngularJS
8 130 (11.81%) JMS
9 114 (10.35%) XML
10 109 (9.90%) SOAP
11 105 (9.54%) J2EE
12 95 (8.63%) HTML
13 92 (8.36%) Node.js
14 74 (6.72%) JSON
15 72 (6.54%) FIX Protocol
16 71 (6.45%) Java EE
17 64 (5.81%) CSS
18 57 (5.18%) Kafka
19 49 (4.45%) Spring MVC
20 46 (4.18%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 84 (7.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 43 (3.91%) Greenfield Project
3 40 (3.63%) Derivative
4 33 (3.00%) Computer Science
5 32 (2.91%) Credit Risk
6 30 (2.72%) Data Structures
7 29 (2.63%) Fintech
8 28 (2.54%) Fixed Income
9 22 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
9 22 (2.00%) Equities
10 18 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (1.36%) Equity Derivative
12 14 (1.27%) User Experience
13 12 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
14 9 (0.82%) Virtual Team
15 8 (0.73%) Credit Derivative
16 7 (0.64%) Grid Computing
17 6 (0.54%) Online Games
18 5 (0.45%) Algorithms
18 5 (0.45%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 171 (15.53%) Linux
2 159 (14.44%) Unix
3 30 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (2.36%) Mac OS X
5 8 (0.73%) Windows
6 2 (0.18%) Solaris
7 1 (0.091%) Android
7 1 (0.091%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.091%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 574 (52.13%) Agile Software Development
2 396 (35.97%) TDD
3 305 (27.70%) Microservices
4 203 (18.44%) Continuous Integration
5 179 (16.26%) Scrum
6 157 (14.26%) BDD
6 157 (14.26%) OO
7 145 (13.17%) Multithreading
8 133 (12.08%) Electronic Trading
9 112 (10.17%) Test Automation
10 104 (9.45%) MVC
11 103 (9.36%) Low Latency
12 100 (9.08%) DevOps
13 92 (8.36%) Kanban
14 87 (7.90%) Pair Programming
15 79 (7.18%) Continuous Delivery
16 75 (6.81%) SOA
17 74 (6.72%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 72 (6.54%) Mentoring
19 70 (6.36%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,101 (100.00%) Java
2 370 (33.61%) Java 8
3 227 (20.62%) SQL
4 157 (14.26%) JavaScript
5 102 (9.26%) Scala
6 57 (5.18%) Groovy
7 50 (4.54%) Python
8 33 (3.00%) Bash Shell
9 31 (2.82%) C++
10 29 (2.63%) Kotlin
11 28 (2.54%) Shell Script
12 25 (2.27%) Clojure
13 24 (2.18%) C#
14 23 (2.09%) XPath
15 17 (1.54%) Ruby
16 13 (1.18%) C
17 12 (1.09%) PL/SQL
18 11 (1.00%) TypeScript
19 10 (0.91%) Haskell
20 9 (0.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 67 (6.09%) Security Cleared
2 66 (5.99%) Degree
3 46 (4.18%) SC Cleared
4 29 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 24 (2.18%) Numerate Degree
6 17 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
7 14 (1.27%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.45%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.36%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.18%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.18%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.63%) QA
2 16 (1.45%) MiFID
3 12 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
4 11 (1.00%) Dodd-Frank
4 11 (1.00%) EMIR
5 9 (0.82%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.36%) GCP
7 3 (0.27%) SLA
8 2 (0.18%) GDPR
9 1 (0.091%) PMO
9 1 (0.091%) SEPA
System Software
1 110 (9.99%) Docker
2 12 (1.09%) HDFS
3 5 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.18%) GeoWebCache
6 2 (0.18%) Platform Symphony
6 2 (0.18%) vSphere
7 1 (0.091%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 73 (6.63%) Puppet
2 70 (6.36%) Ansible
3 55 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (3.18%) Terraform
5 12 (1.09%) Kibana
5 12 (1.09%) Kubernetes
5 12 (1.09%) logstash
6 11 (1.00%) Grafana
7 7 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (0.54%) Consul
8 6 (0.54%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (0.27%) Oozie
10 2 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 2 (0.18%) Mesos
11 1 (0.091%) Graylog
11 1 (0.091%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.091%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 163 (14.80%) Oracle
2 50 (4.54%) TIBCO
3 42 (3.81%) IBM
4 41 (3.72%) Sybase
5 39 (3.54%) ION Trading
6 28 (2.54%) Google
7 14 (1.27%) Microsoft
8 12 (1.09%) AppDynamics
8 12 (1.09%) Splunk
9 10 (0.91%) Bloomberg
9 10 (0.91%) Perforce
9 10 (0.91%) WorldPay
10 8 (0.73%) Kony
11 6 (0.54%) hybris
11 6 (0.54%) Pega
12 5 (0.45%) Fidessa
12 5 (0.45%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.45%) WSO2
13 4 (0.36%) Cloudera
13 4 (0.36%) Solace