The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Engineer was £480 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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 Engineer
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 580 622 609
Rank change year-on-year +42 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Engineer 25 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.048% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.051% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 10
Median daily rate £480 £513 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.34% +18.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £476 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £675 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £500 £431
% change year-on-year -4.00% +15.94%  
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 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
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 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
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 £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Senior Java Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Java Engineer in the UK

Senior Java Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Java Engineer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Java Engineer in the UK

Senior Java Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Java Engineer over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Java Engineer in the UK

Senior Java Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Java Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Java Engineer in the UK

Senior Java Engineer
Top 27 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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 +45 21 £480 -6.34% 17
London +29 11 £475 -9.52% 4
North West +32 4 £600 +50.00% 2
South East +19 3 £560 -6.66% 3
Yorkshire +14 3 £480 - 1
West Yorkshire +13 3 £480 - 1
Leeds +3 3 £480 - 1
Scotland +29 2 £396 - 1
Edinburgh +21 2 £396 - 1
Middlesex - 2 £560 -
Wales - 2 £450 -
City of London - 2 £588 - 1
West Wales - 1 - -
South West - 1 - - 4
South Wales - 1 £450 -
Merseyside - 1 £600 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 2
Liverpool - 1 £600 -
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Swindon - 1 - -
Swansea - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - - 1
Oxford - 1 - - 2
Cardiff - 1 £450 -
Bath - 1 - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Senior Java Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 54 (100.00%) Java
2 35 (64.81%) Software Engineering
3 33 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (50.00%) Spring
5 19 (35.19%) TDD
5 19 (35.19%) Microservices
6 18 (33.33%) BDD
6 18 (33.33%) Linux
7 17 (31.48%) Open Source
8 16 (29.63%) Scrum
9 15 (27.78%) JavaScript
10 13 (24.07%) Spring Boot
11 12 (22.22%) MongoDB
11 12 (22.22%) REST
11 12 (22.22%) Jenkins
11 12 (22.22%) SQL
11 12 (22.22%) Git (software)
12 11 (20.37%) MySQL
12 11 (20.37%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (20.37%) Coaching
13 10 (18.52%) CSS
13 10 (18.52%) Kanban
14 9 (16.67%) RESTful
14 9 (16.67%) JIRA
14 9 (16.67%) HTML
14 9 (16.67%) NoSQL
15 8 (14.81%) DevOps
15 8 (14.81%) Unix
15 8 (14.81%) Finance
16 7 (12.96%) JMS

Senior Java Engineer 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 5 (9.26%) Confluence
1 5 (9.26%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.56%) Apache Spark
3 2 (3.70%) Apache
3 2 (3.70%) JBoss
4 1 (1.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.85%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.85%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.85%) CMS
4 1 (1.85%) Ethereum
4 1 (1.85%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.85%) Jetty
4 1 (1.85%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (5.56%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (5.56%) Slack
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (1.85%) BGP
2 1 (1.85%) DNS
2 1 (1.85%) HTTP
2 1 (1.85%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.85%) LDAP
2 1 (1.85%) SSL
2 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 11 (20.37%) MySQL
3 9 (16.67%) NoSQL
4 5 (9.26%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (7.41%) Big Data
5 4 (7.41%) Hadoop
5 4 (7.41%) Oracle Database
5 4 (7.41%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.70%) Apache Hive
6 2 (3.70%) Redis
7 1 (1.85%) Blockchain
7 1 (1.85%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.85%) Event Store
7 1 (1.85%) Impala
7 1 (1.85%) MarkLogic
7 1 (1.85%) Riak
Development Applications
1 12 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 12 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 9 (16.67%) JIRA
3 7 (12.96%) Cucumber
4 6 (11.11%) Maven
5 5 (9.26%) JUnit
6 4 (7.41%) Subversion
7 3 (5.56%) Bugzilla
7 3 (5.56%) Jasmine
8 2 (3.70%) Hudson
8 2 (3.70%) Selenium
9 1 (1.85%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.85%) Vagrant
9 1 (1.85%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (14.81%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (50.00%) Spring
2 13 (24.07%) Spring Boot
3 12 (22.22%) REST
4 10 (18.52%) CSS
5 9 (16.67%) HTML
5 9 (16.67%) RESTful
6 7 (12.96%) Hibernate
6 7 (12.96%) JMS
7 6 (11.11%) Java EE
8 5 (9.26%) Node.js
8 5 (9.26%) React
9 4 (7.41%) Ember.js
9 4 (7.41%) JPA
9 4 (7.41%) Web Services
10 3 (5.56%) AngularJS
10 3 (5.56%) J2EE
10 3 (5.56%) JSP
10 3 (5.56%) Spring MVC
11 2 (3.70%) ActiveMQ
11 2 (3.70%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.41%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (7.41%) User Experience
3 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.70%) Equities
4 2 (3.70%) Wiki
5 1 (1.85%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.85%) BBC
5 1 (1.85%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.85%) Derivative
5 1 (1.85%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.85%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (33.33%) Linux
2 8 (14.81%) Unix
3 3 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (64.81%) Software Engineering
2 33 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (35.19%) Microservices
3 19 (35.19%) TDD
4 18 (33.33%) BDD
5 17 (31.48%) Open Source
6 16 (29.63%) Scrum
7 11 (20.37%) Coaching
7 11 (20.37%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (18.52%) Kanban
9 8 (14.81%) DevOps
10 7 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (11.11%) High Availability
12 5 (9.26%) Low Latency
12 5 (9.26%) MVC
12 5 (9.26%) SDLC
13 4 (7.41%) Configuration Management
13 4 (7.41%) Event-Driven Architecture
13 4 (7.41%) Mentoring
14 3 (5.56%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (100.00%) Java
2 15 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 12 (22.22%) SQL
4 6 (11.11%) Python
5 4 (7.41%) Ruby
5 4 (7.41%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.56%) Perl
7 2 (3.70%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.70%) C
7 2 (3.70%) C++
7 2 (3.70%) R
7 2 (3.70%) Scala
8 1 (1.85%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.85%) Go
8 1 (1.85%) Groovy
8 1 (1.85%) SOQL
8 1 (1.85%) SOSL
8 1 (1.85%) XPath
8 1 (1.85%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) Degree
2 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Puppet
2 1 (1.85%) Ansible
2 1 (1.85%) Graphite
2 1 (1.85%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (12.96%) Oracle
2 3 (5.56%) Red Hat
2 3 (5.56%) VMware
3 2 (3.70%) Adobe
4 1 (1.85%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.85%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.85%) Hortonworks
4 1 (1.85%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com