Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 785 843 860
Rank change year-on-year +58 +17 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Engineer 102 48 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.099% 0.046% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.048% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 30 30
UK median daily rate £575 £460 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -3.16% +13.43%
10th Percentile £450 £319 £341
90th Percentile £638 £612 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £393 £450
% change year-on-year +27.39% -12.78% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
UK median hourly rate - £41.13 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.13 -

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 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Senior Java Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Java Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 12 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +69 92 £575 +23.66% 40
London +23 60 £625 +13.64% 20
UK excluding London +52 42 £500 +27.39% 20
South East +17 18 £500 +38.89% 4
Scotland +1 10 £563 +66.67%
North of England +64 6 - - 8
North West +25 6 - - 5
Midlands +29 5 £500 +14.61%
East Midlands - 4 £506 -
East of England -22 2 £500 +9.89% 4
West Midlands +33 1 £470 +7.74%
South West - 1 £365 - 4

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 102 (100.00%) Java
2 51 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (42.16%) TDD
4 38 (37.25%) Spring
5 37 (36.27%) JavaScript
6 34 (33.33%) RESTful
7 32 (31.37%) SQL
8 31 (30.39%) Microservices
9 29 (28.43%) Software Engineering
10 28 (27.45%) Finance
10 28 (27.45%) Linux
11 26 (25.49%) Web Services
11 26 (25.49%) Kanban
12 24 (23.53%) NoSQL
13 23 (22.55%) Git (software)
13 23 (22.55%) Ansible
14 22 (21.57%) Go
14 22 (21.57%) Test Automation
14 22 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (21.57%) Apache
15 21 (20.59%) Scrum
16 20 (19.61%) SDLC
17 19 (18.63%) Banking
17 19 (18.63%) Node.js
17 19 (18.63%) Jenkins
18 18 (17.65%) Cucumber
19 17 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
19 17 (16.67%) HBase
19 17 (16.67%) Spring Boot
19 17 (16.67%) Apache Spark

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 22 (21.57%) Apache
2 17 (16.67%) Apache Spark
2 17 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (14.71%) Cloud Foundry
4 8 (7.84%) Confluence
5 5 (4.90%) IIS
5 5 (4.90%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.98%) JBoss
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.98%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (5.88%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.69%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.88%) GitHub
3 5 (4.90%) IaaS
3 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.90%) PaaS
4 4 (3.92%) Slack
5 2 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.96%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.96%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (1.96%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.96%) Serverless
6 1 (0.98%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.98%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.90%) Firewall
1 5 (4.90%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.96%) LDAP
3 1 (0.98%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.98%) HTTP
3 1 (0.98%) Internet
3 1 (0.98%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (23.53%) NoSQL
2 17 (16.67%) HBase
3 16 (15.69%) Hadoop
4 15 (14.71%) Big Data
4 15 (14.71%) Impala
5 14 (13.73%) Apache Hive
6 12 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (7.84%) MongoDB
8 7 (6.86%) MySQL
9 5 (4.90%) Oracle Database
9 5 (4.90%) Relational Database
10 4 (3.92%) DB2
11 3 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (2.94%) RDBMS
12 2 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (1.96%) Flink
12 2 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.98%) Aerospike
13 1 (0.98%) BigQuery
13 1 (0.98%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (22.55%) Git (software)
2 19 (18.63%) Jenkins
3 18 (17.65%) Cucumber
4 15 (14.71%) Maven
5 10 (9.80%) JIRA
5 10 (9.80%) JUnit
6 8 (7.84%) Selenium
7 7 (6.86%) Mockito
8 5 (4.90%) GitLab
9 4 (3.92%) IBM UrbanCode
9 4 (3.92%) JBehave
9 4 (3.92%) SoapUI
9 4 (3.92%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (3.92%) TeamCity
9 4 (3.92%) WebDriver
10 3 (2.94%) Bitbucket
10 3 (2.94%) Checkstyle
10 3 (2.94%) IntelliJ
10 3 (2.94%) Jasmine
11 2 (1.96%) Subversion
General
1 28 (27.45%) Finance
2 19 (18.63%) Banking
3 3 (2.94%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.94%) Retail
3 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.96%) Billing
4 2 (1.96%) Electronics
4 2 (1.96%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (37.25%) Spring
2 34 (33.33%) RESTful
3 26 (25.49%) Web Services
4 19 (18.63%) Node.js
5 17 (16.67%) Spring Boot
6 16 (15.69%) REST
7 13 (12.75%) React
7 13 (12.75%) Redux
8 12 (11.76%) Hibernate
9 9 (8.82%) JSON
10 6 (5.88%) .NET
10 6 (5.88%) Java EE
10 6 (5.88%) JMX
10 6 (5.88%) XML
11 5 (4.90%) Ajax
11 5 (4.90%) jQuery
12 4 (3.92%) Gherkin
12 4 (3.92%) J2EE
13 3 (2.94%) AngularJS
13 3 (2.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (13.73%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (4.90%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.94%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.96%) Credit Derivative
5 2 (1.96%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.96%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.98%) DataPower
6 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.98%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 28 (27.45%) Linux
2 16 (15.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (10.78%) Unix
4 6 (5.88%) Windows
5 5 (4.90%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.96%) Solaris
7 1 (0.98%) Android
7 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (42.16%) TDD
3 31 (30.39%) Microservices
4 29 (28.43%) Software Engineering
5 26 (25.49%) Kanban
6 22 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (21.57%) Test Automation
7 21 (20.59%) Scrum
8 20 (19.61%) SDLC
9 16 (15.69%) MapReduce
10 15 (14.71%) Multithreading
10 15 (14.71%) OO
11 14 (13.73%) Data Modelling
11 14 (13.73%) Use Case
12 13 (12.75%) OOD
13 12 (11.76%) BDD
14 11 (10.78%) Open Source
15 10 (9.80%) DevOps
16 8 (7.84%) High Availability
17 7 (6.86%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 102 (100.00%) Java
2 37 (36.27%) JavaScript
3 32 (31.37%) SQL
4 22 (21.57%) Go
5 15 (14.71%) Ruby
6 14 (13.73%) Python
7 12 (11.76%) Scala
8 6 (5.88%) Bash Shell
8 6 (5.88%) C#
8 6 (5.88%) Perl
9 5 (4.90%) C++
10 1 (0.98%) C
10 1 (0.98%) Groovy
10 1 (0.98%) PHP
10 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (5.88%) Degree
2 5 (4.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.92%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.92%) GDPR
3 1 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.98%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.98%) EMIR
3 1 (0.98%) MiFID
3 1 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 14 (13.73%) Apache Flume
1 14 (13.73%) HDFS
2 12 (11.76%) Docker
3 1 (0.98%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.98%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.98%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 23 (22.55%) Ansible
2 14 (13.73%) Oozie
3 9 (8.82%) Puppet
4 4 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.96%) Terraform
6 1 (0.98%) Grafana
6 1 (0.98%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.98%) Kibana
6 1 (0.98%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.98%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 10 (9.80%) Oracle
2 9 (8.82%) Red Hat
3 5 (4.90%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.92%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.94%) Google
5 3 (2.94%) Pega
5 3 (2.94%) Sonatype
6 1 (0.98%) Adobe
6 1 (0.98%) Citrix
6 1 (0.98%) F5
6 1 (0.98%) Facebook
6 1 (0.98%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.98%) IBM
6 1 (0.98%) Imperva
6 1 (0.98%) Perforce
6 1 (0.98%) Splunk
6 1 (0.98%) Sybase
6 1 (0.98%) Tableau
6 1 (0.98%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.98%) Twitter