Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 225 293 330
Rank change year-on-year +68 +37 +64
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 1,139 829 760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.14% 0.86% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 0.90% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 983 682 597
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £406 £376 £363
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -1.11% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £29.53 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.53 -

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 95,011 91,868 102,819
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.80% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,133 59,980 65,551
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,784 3,231 3,883
UK median hourly rate £18.36 £18.00 £18.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.01% -3.64% +13.21%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +9.09%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +44 982 £550 +3.29% 290
London +30 743 £575 +4.55% 162
UK excluding London +63 386 £445 -1.11% 154
South East +24 108 £480 +6.67% 42
Northern Ireland +17 106 £440 +17.33% 6
North of England +19 68 £425 -15.00% 32
Scotland 0 34 £375 -3.23% 17
Yorkshire +15 32 £425 -6.85% 14
North West -18 32 £424 -15.25% 14
East of England -29 25 £525 +8.81% 19
South West +6 21 £438 +6.71% 22
Midlands +15 17 £463 +23.33% 12
East Midlands +11 10 £450 - 3
North East +57 8 £425 -15.00% 4
West Midlands +5 7 £500 +33.33% 9
Wales -9 7 £469 -3.85% 4

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 1,139 (100.00%) Java
2 597 (52.41%) Agile Software Development
3 471 (41.35%) Spring
4 404 (35.47%) Finance
5 403 (35.38%) TDD
6 322 (28.27%) Banking
7 256 (22.48%) Microservices
8 248 (21.77%) Hibernate
9 235 (20.63%) SQL
10 230 (20.19%) JavaScript
11 223 (19.58%) Web Services
12 195 (17.12%) Continuous Integration
13 182 (15.98%) REST
14 178 (15.63%) Multithreading
15 176 (15.45%) RESTful
16 175 (15.36%) Linux
17 174 (15.28%) Scrum
18 167 (14.66%) AngularJS
19 163 (14.31%) Front Office
20 156 (13.70%) Unix
20 156 (13.70%) OO
21 154 (13.52%) Oracle
21 154 (13.52%) Maven
22 153 (13.43%) Spring Boot
23 152 (13.35%) Git (software)
24 147 (12.91%) Jenkins
25 141 (12.38%) BDD
25 141 (12.38%) JMS
26 140 (12.29%) Test Automation
27 133 (11.68%) JUnit

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
1 104 (9.13%) WebSphere
2 90 (7.90%) Tomcat
3 69 (6.06%) Elasticsearch
4 58 (5.09%) WebLogic
5 39 (3.42%) Apache
6 35 (3.07%) Confluence
7 33 (2.90%) JBoss
8 32 (2.81%) OpenStack
9 20 (1.76%) WebSphere Application Server
10 17 (1.49%) Oracle Coherence
11 16 (1.40%) Cloud Foundry
11 16 (1.40%) GemFire
12 13 (1.14%) Apache Spark
12 13 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 12 (1.05%) Apache Solr
14 11 (0.97%) Mule
15 9 (0.79%) MQSeries
16 4 (0.35%) GlassFish
16 4 (0.35%) Jetty
16 4 (0.35%) Liferay
Business Applications
1 39 (3.42%) ION MarketView
2 7 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.088%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.088%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 130 (11.41%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (5.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
3 18 (1.58%) PaaS
4 14 (1.23%) GitHub
5 13 (1.14%) OpenShift
6 11 (0.97%) Heroku
7 10 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.70%) npm
10 7 (0.61%) SaaS
10 7 (0.61%) Serverless
11 4 (0.35%) Bluemix
11 4 (0.35%) Google App Engine
11 4 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.18%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.088%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 40 (3.51%) HTTP
2 21 (1.84%) Internet
3 14 (1.23%) SMS
3 14 (1.23%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.35%) FTP
5 2 (0.18%) AMQP
5 2 (0.18%) FIX Connectivity
6 1 (0.088%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (0.088%) Firewall
6 1 (0.088%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.088%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (11.41%) NoSQL
2 111 (9.75%) Relational Database
3 95 (8.34%) PostgreSQL
4 91 (7.99%) MySQL
5 76 (6.67%) MongoDB
6 72 (6.32%) RDBMS
7 68 (5.97%) SQL Server
8 50 (4.39%) Hadoop
9 45 (3.95%) Big Data
10 35 (3.07%) DB2
11 34 (2.99%) KDB
12 31 (2.72%) HBase
13 27 (2.37%) Apache Cassandra
14 19 (1.67%) DB2 UDB
14 19 (1.67%) Oracle Database
15 18 (1.58%) Hazelcast
16 14 (1.23%) Redis
17 11 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
18 8 (0.70%) Blockchain
19 7 (0.61%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 154 (13.52%) Maven
2 152 (13.35%) Git (software)
3 147 (12.91%) Jenkins
4 133 (11.68%) JUnit
5 73 (6.41%) JIRA
6 72 (6.32%) Mockito
7 63 (5.53%) Eclipse
8 54 (4.74%) Subversion
9 52 (4.57%) Gradle
10 51 (4.48%) Cucumber
11 32 (2.81%) NUnit
12 31 (2.72%) IntelliJ
12 31 (2.72%) MSTest
13 28 (2.46%) TeamCity
14 26 (2.28%) Ant
15 19 (1.67%) Selenium
16 14 (1.23%) Hudson
17 9 (0.79%) GitLab
18 8 (0.70%) Bower
18 8 (0.70%) Spock
General
1 404 (35.47%) Finance
2 322 (28.27%) Banking
3 163 (14.31%) Front Office
4 133 (11.68%) Investment Banking
5 33 (2.90%) Games
6 29 (2.55%) Retail
7 12 (1.05%) Retail Banking
8 11 (0.97%) Automotive
9 9 (0.79%) Back Office
10 7 (0.61%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.44%) Law
11 5 (0.44%) Online Betting
12 4 (0.35%) Advertising
12 4 (0.35%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.35%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.35%) Marketing
13 2 (0.18%) Electronics
13 2 (0.18%) French Language
14 1 (0.088%) Prime Brokerage
14 1 (0.088%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 471 (41.35%) Spring
2 248 (21.77%) Hibernate
3 223 (19.58%) Web Services
4 182 (15.98%) REST
5 176 (15.45%) RESTful
6 167 (14.66%) AngularJS
7 153 (13.43%) Spring Boot
8 141 (12.38%) JMS
9 126 (11.06%) XML
10 120 (10.54%) J2EE
11 117 (10.27%) HTML
12 109 (9.57%) CSS
13 87 (7.64%) FIX Protocol
14 86 (7.55%) JSON
14 86 (7.55%) SOAP
15 84 (7.37%) Java EE
16 82 (7.20%) Node.js
17 65 (5.71%) Spring MVC
18 64 (5.62%) jQuery
19 54 (4.74%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 94 (8.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 65 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
3 62 (5.44%) Data Structures
4 61 (5.36%) Derivative
5 59 (5.18%) Fixed Income
6 44 (3.86%) Equities
7 43 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
8 32 (2.81%) Equity Derivative
9 30 (2.63%) Computer Science
10 26 (2.28%) Virtual Team
11 22 (1.93%) Fintech
11 22 (1.93%) User Experience
12 17 (1.49%) Credit Risk
13 16 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (1.23%) Grid Computing
14 14 (1.23%) Online Games
15 8 (0.70%) Credit Derivative
16 6 (0.53%) Hedge funds
16 6 (0.53%) SWIFT
17 5 (0.44%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 175 (15.36%) Linux
2 156 (13.70%) Unix
3 31 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (1.14%) Mac OS X
5 12 (1.05%) Windows
6 3 (0.26%) Solaris
7 2 (0.18%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.18%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.088%) Android
8 1 (0.088%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 597 (52.41%) Agile Software Development
2 403 (35.38%) TDD
3 256 (22.48%) Microservices
4 195 (17.12%) Continuous Integration
5 178 (15.63%) Multithreading
6 174 (15.28%) Scrum
7 156 (13.70%) OO
8 141 (12.38%) BDD
9 140 (12.29%) Test Automation
10 131 (11.50%) MVC
11 121 (10.62%) Low Latency
12 117 (10.27%) Electronic Trading
13 91 (7.99%) DevOps
14 90 (7.90%) Pair Programming
15 81 (7.11%) Kanban
16 77 (6.76%) Unit Testing
17 66 (5.79%) Mentoring
18 57 (5.00%) SOA
19 56 (4.92%) Continuous Delivery
20 55 (4.83%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 1,139 (100.00%) Java
2 235 (20.63%) SQL
3 230 (20.19%) JavaScript
4 103 (9.04%) Scala
5 61 (5.36%) Groovy
6 54 (4.74%) Python
7 37 (3.25%) C++
8 32 (2.81%) Kotlin
9 29 (2.55%) TypeScript
10 24 (2.11%) Ruby
11 23 (2.02%) Bash Shell
12 22 (1.93%) C#
13 20 (1.76%) C
13 20 (1.76%) Shell Script
14 19 (1.67%) XPath
15 18 (1.58%) Go
16 16 (1.40%) PL/SQL
17 13 (1.14%) Clojure
18 10 (0.88%) Perl
19 9 (0.79%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 53 (4.65%) Degree
2 52 (4.57%) Security Cleared
3 38 (3.34%) SC Cleared
4 24 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (0.97%) Numerate Degree
6 10 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (0.79%) Master's Degree
8 7 (0.61%) PhD
9 2 (0.18%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.088%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.088%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.088%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.088%) HND
10 1 (0.088%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.088%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.088%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.28%) QA
2 11 (0.97%) MiFID
3 7 (0.61%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.26%) EMIR
6 2 (0.18%) GCP
6 2 (0.18%) SLA
7 1 (0.088%) SEPA
System Software
1 98 (8.60%) Docker
2 11 (0.97%) HDFS
3 5 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.26%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.18%) vSphere
6 1 (0.088%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.088%) GeoWebCache
6 1 (0.088%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.088%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 65 (5.71%) Puppet
2 56 (4.92%) Ansible
3 43 (3.78%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (1.84%) Terraform
5 19 (1.67%) Kubernetes
6 11 (0.97%) Grafana
6 11 (0.97%) Kibana
6 11 (0.97%) logstash
7 6 (0.53%) Hadoop YARN
8 4 (0.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 4 (0.35%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.26%) Oozie
10 2 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.088%) Graylog
11 1 (0.088%) Mesos
Vendors
1 154 (13.52%) Oracle
2 86 (7.55%) TIBCO
3 44 (3.86%) IBM
4 43 (3.78%) Sybase
5 42 (3.69%) ION Trading
6 34 (2.99%) Google
7 15 (1.32%) Fidessa
8 13 (1.14%) Microsoft
9 12 (1.05%) Red Hat
9 12 (1.05%) Splunk
10 11 (0.97%) AppDynamics
11 8 (0.70%) hybris
11 8 (0.70%) Kony
12 7 (0.61%) Atlassian
12 7 (0.61%) Solace
12 7 (0.61%) WorldPay
13 6 (0.53%) VMware
14 5 (0.44%) Bloomberg
14 5 (0.44%) MuleSoft
15 4 (0.35%) Cloudera