Period
to 13 June 2021

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 June 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
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 336 362 349
Rank change year-on-year +26 -13 -73
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 426 271 656
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.62% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.67% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 241 511
10th Percentile £455 £475 £425
25th Percentile £501 £500 £481
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £538 £550
Median % change year-on-year +6.98% -2.27% +4.76%
75th Percentile £656 £675 £629
90th Percentile £700 £750 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -4.76% - +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £71.73 - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £71.73 - £55.00

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 56,935 40,636 85,665
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.86% 93.54% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 39,000 27,048 57,267
10th Percentile £300 £255 £269
25th Percentile £400 £363 £368
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £490 £475 £473
Median % change year-on-year +3.16% +0.53% +5.00%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £656 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +1.80% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,727 1,434 2,652
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.51 £11.04
25th Percentile £14.13 £14.25 £13.25
Median hourly rate £21.18 £19.50 £18.25
Median % change year-on-year +8.59% +6.85% +4.29%
75th Percentile £44.50 £39.72 £41.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.03% +5.69% +0.55%

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 13 June 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 13 June 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 +37 364 £600 +10.09% 141
London +42 300 £600 -0.41% 81
UK excluding London -23 89 £500 -4.76% 78
Work from Home -213 63 £525 +5.00% 35
South East +15 20 £525 - 18
Northern Ireland +14 20 £472 +4.55% 2
North of England +19 19 £635 +23.90% 17
Scotland -18 19 £460 -16.36% 12
North West +11 14 £635 +15.45% 11
East of England -26 6 £575 +10.58% 9
Yorkshire +16 4 - - 2
South West -16 4 £488 -7.14% 8
North East +13 1 £510 +18.60% 4
West Midlands -20 1 £525 +16.67% 6
Midlands -23 1 £525 +16.67% 8

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

For the 6 months to 13 June 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.

1 426 (100.00%) Java
2 239 (56.10%) Spring
3 235 (55.16%) Agile Software Development
4 190 (44.60%) Microservices
5 183 (42.96%) Finance
6 145 (34.04%) Banking
7 144 (33.80%) Spring Boot
8 129 (30.28%) Java 8
9 126 (29.58%) REST
10 123 (28.87%) Docker
11 111 (26.06%) Kubernetes
12 100 (23.47%) TDD
12 100 (23.47%) Maven
13 95 (22.30%) Git (software)
14 94 (22.07%) SQL
15 85 (19.95%) Scrum
15 85 (19.95%) Investment Banking
16 84 (19.72%) AWS
16 84 (19.72%) Jenkins
17 83 (19.48%) JavaScript
18 81 (19.01%) Linux
19 80 (18.78%) RESTful
20 69 (16.20%) Kafka
20 69 (16.20%) Oracle
21 68 (15.96%) Social Skills
22 66 (15.49%) Multithreading
23 65 (15.26%) Web Services
23 65 (15.26%) Front Office
24 62 (14.55%) DevOps
25 59 (13.85%) AngularJS

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 30 (7.04%) Red Hat Fuse
2 25 (5.87%) Apache
2 25 (5.87%) Apache Spark
3 23 (5.40%) Confluence
4 22 (5.16%) Mule
5 17 (3.99%) JBoss
6 14 (3.29%) Cloud Foundry
7 9 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (1.88%) Camunda
9 7 (1.64%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.64%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.17%) Jetty
11 4 (0.94%) Oracle Coherence
11 4 (0.94%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.70%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.47%) Jupyter
14 1 (0.23%) Apache Airflow
14 1 (0.23%) GeoServer
14 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 5 (1.17%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 84 (19.72%) AWS
2 29 (6.81%) Serverless
3 26 (6.10%) Azure
4 25 (5.87%) GCP
5 24 (5.63%) OpenShift
6 16 (3.76%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (3.29%) AWS Lambda
8 12 (2.82%) GitHub
9 8 (1.88%) Amazon S3
10 5 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.94%) Amazon ECS
11 4 (0.94%) Slack
12 3 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.70%) Amazon EKS
12 3 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.70%) BlazeMeter
12 3 (0.70%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.70%) Datadog
12 3 (0.70%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.76%) SSL
2 15 (3.52%) TCP/IP
3 14 (3.29%) HTTP
4 3 (0.70%) Broadband
4 3 (0.70%) Internet
5 2 (0.47%) SWIFTNet
6 1 (0.23%) Firewall
6 1 (0.23%) LAN
6 1 (0.23%) POP3
6 1 (0.23%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.23%) SMTP
6 1 (0.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (11.97%) MongoDB
2 45 (10.56%) NoSQL
3 34 (7.98%) Relational Database
4 25 (5.87%) Big Data
5 23 (5.40%) PostgreSQL
6 21 (4.93%) Hazelcast
7 18 (4.23%) SQL Server
8 17 (3.99%) Redis
9 16 (3.76%) Apache Cassandra
10 15 (3.52%) Flink
11 13 (3.05%) Couchbase
12 12 (2.82%) MySQL
13 6 (1.41%) Oracle Database
14 5 (1.17%) Apache Ignite
14 5 (1.17%) Hadoop
15 4 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 4 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
15 4 (0.94%) Data Lake
16 3 (0.70%) DB2
16 3 (0.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 100 (23.47%) Maven
2 95 (22.30%) Git (software)
3 84 (19.72%) Jenkins
4 56 (13.15%) JUnit
5 43 (10.09%) JIRA
6 34 (7.98%) Cucumber
7 28 (6.57%) Gradle
8 25 (5.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 22 (5.16%) Mockito
10 17 (3.99%) Bitbucket
11 14 (3.29%) Selenium
12 13 (3.05%) Eclipse
12 13 (3.05%) Subversion
12 13 (3.05%) TeamCity
13 12 (2.82%) Ant
13 12 (2.82%) IntelliJ
14 11 (2.58%) FishEye
15 10 (2.35%) SonarQube
16 8 (1.88%) Hudson
16 8 (1.88%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 183 (42.96%) Finance
2 145 (34.04%) Banking
3 85 (19.95%) Investment Banking
4 68 (15.96%) Social Skills
5 65 (15.26%) Front Office
6 21 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (3.76%) Public Sector
8 10 (2.35%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.64%) Retail
10 6 (1.41%) Telecoms
11 5 (1.17%) Marketing
12 3 (0.70%) Automotive
12 3 (0.70%) Back Office
12 3 (0.70%) Documentation Skills
12 3 (0.70%) Influencing Skills
12 3 (0.70%) Publishing
13 2 (0.47%) Electronics
13 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.47%) Presentation Skills
14 1 (0.23%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (56.10%) Spring
2 144 (33.80%) Spring Boot
3 126 (29.58%) REST
4 80 (18.78%) RESTful
5 69 (16.20%) Kafka
6 65 (15.26%) Web Services
7 59 (13.85%) AngularJS
8 53 (12.44%) HTML
9 52 (12.21%) Hibernate
10 40 (9.39%) Middleware
11 38 (8.92%) React
12 35 (8.22%) Apache Camel
13 33 (7.75%) JSON
14 32 (7.51%) XML
15 31 (7.28%) CSS
16 28 (6.57%) J2EE
17 27 (6.34%) HTML5
17 27 (6.34%) JMS
18 24 (5.63%) Spring Integration
19 21 (4.93%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.92%) Data Structures
2 37 (8.69%) Derivative
2 37 (8.69%) Greenfield Project
3 32 (7.51%) Fixed Income
4 30 (7.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 28 (6.57%) Algorithms
6 25 (5.87%) Market Risk
7 19 (4.46%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (3.76%) Grid Computing
9 9 (2.11%) User Experience
10 8 (1.88%) Clustering
10 8 (1.88%) Virtual Team
11 7 (1.64%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.41%) Credit Risk
12 6 (1.41%) Equity Derivative
12 6 (1.41%) Hedge funds
13 5 (1.17%) Cloud Native
13 5 (1.17%) Equities
13 5 (1.17%) Public Cloud
14 4 (0.94%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 81 (19.01%) Linux
2 43 (10.09%) Unix
3 8 (1.88%) Windows
4 6 (1.41%) Mac OS X
5 4 (0.94%) Android
6 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (0.23%) Debian
7 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.23%) VMS
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (55.16%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (44.60%) Microservices
3 100 (23.47%) TDD
4 85 (19.95%) Scrum
5 66 (15.49%) Multithreading
6 62 (14.55%) DevOps
7 54 (12.68%) Continuous Integration
8 52 (12.21%) Test Automation
9 51 (11.97%) Software Engineering
10 50 (11.74%) BDD
11 47 (11.03%) OO
12 40 (9.39%) Low Latency
13 39 (9.15%) Functional Programming
13 39 (9.15%) SDLC
14 37 (8.69%) API Design
14 37 (8.69%) Continuous Delivery
15 36 (8.45%) Electronic Trading
16 34 (7.98%) Performance Tuning
17 33 (7.75%) Problem-Solving
18 30 (7.04%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 426 (100.00%) Java
2 129 (30.28%) Java 8
3 94 (22.07%) SQL
4 83 (19.48%) JavaScript
5 45 (10.56%) Scala
6 42 (9.86%) Python
7 28 (6.57%) PL/SQL
8 22 (5.16%) Kotlin
9 21 (4.93%) Haskell
10 14 (3.29%) Groovy
11 11 (2.58%) C++
12 9 (2.11%) Java 9
12 9 (2.11%) TypeScript
13 6 (1.41%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.17%) C
15 4 (0.94%) Ruby
16 3 (0.70%) ES6
17 2 (0.47%) AspectJ
17 2 (0.47%) MATLAB
17 2 (0.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 32 (7.51%) Degree
1 32 (7.51%) SC Cleared
1 32 (7.51%) Security Cleared
2 20 (4.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.17%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.23%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.23%) CFA
5 1 (0.23%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.23%) OCPJP
5 1 (0.23%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.05%) QA
2 4 (0.94%) ISO 20022
3 3 (0.70%) MiFID
4 2 (0.47%) Accessibility
4 2 (0.47%) ISO 15022
5 1 (0.23%) PMO
5 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 123 (28.87%) Docker
2 3 (0.70%) Varnish
3 2 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.47%) GridGain
4 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 111 (26.06%) Kubernetes
2 15 (3.52%) Ansible
3 11 (2.58%) Terraform
4 8 (1.88%) Prometheus
5 7 (1.64%) Puppet
6 5 (1.17%) Grafana
7 3 (0.70%) Kibana
8 2 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.23%) PingFederate
9 1 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.23%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 69 (16.20%) Oracle
2 22 (5.16%) Atlassian
3 13 (3.05%) ION Trading
4 12 (2.82%) Google
5 9 (2.11%) Adobe
6 8 (1.88%) MuleSoft
6 8 (1.88%) Murex
6 8 (1.88%) Sybase
7 7 (1.64%) Solace
8 6 (1.41%) webMethods
9 4 (0.94%) IBM
9 4 (0.94%) Splunk
9 4 (0.94%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.70%) AppDynamics
10 3 (0.70%) New Relic
11 2 (0.47%) Confluent
11 2 (0.47%) Perforce
11 2 (0.47%) SAP
11 2 (0.47%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.23%) GoldenSource