The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 585 642 617
Rank change year-on-year +57 -25  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Engineer 25 12 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.022% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.023% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 23
Median daily rate £500 £450 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -8.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £360 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £360 £486
% change year-on-year +25.00% -25.96%  
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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +33 22 £550 +18.91% 29
London +10 12 £550 - 10
South East +16 6 £500 +38.88% 8
North West - 4 £550 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £500 - 1
Berkshire - 3 £375 - 4
City of London - 3 £550 - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £500 - 1
Manchester - 3 - - 1
Stockport - 3 - -
Wales - 2 £338 -
Scotland +34 1 £450 +100.00% 2
Edinburgh +22 1 £450 +100.00% 1
Oxford -2 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire -5 1 - - 1
West Wales - 1 £350 -
Cheshire - 1 £550 -
South West - 1 - - 3
South Wales - 1 £325 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £550 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Swansea - 1 £350 -
Reading - 1 - - 2
Cardiff - 1 £325 -
Bath - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 53 (100.00%) Java
2 39 (73.58%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (62.26%) Spring
4 31 (58.49%) Microservices
5 27 (50.94%) TDD
5 27 (50.94%) Software Engineering
6 24 (45.28%) Kanban
7 23 (43.40%) Scrum
8 19 (35.85%) Git (software)
8 19 (35.85%) JavaScript
9 18 (33.96%) Open Source
9 18 (33.96%) Jenkins
10 17 (32.08%) SQL
11 16 (30.19%) Linux
11 16 (30.19%) BDD
12 15 (28.30%) MongoDB
12 15 (28.30%) Test Automation
12 15 (28.30%) REST
12 15 (28.30%) Spring Boot
12 15 (28.30%) MySQL
13 14 (26.42%) Continuous Delivery
14 13 (24.53%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (24.53%) Hibernate
15 11 (20.75%) Coaching
16 10 (18.87%) High Availability
16 10 (18.87%) Finance
17 9 (16.98%) Maven
17 9 (16.98%) RESTful
17 9 (16.98%) NoSQL
18 8 (15.09%) Node.js

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 (9.43%) Apache
1 5 (9.43%) Apache Spark
1 5 (9.43%) Confluence
1 5 (9.43%) Tomcat
2 4 (7.55%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (3.77%) GlassFish
3 2 (3.77%) JBoss
3 2 (3.77%) Jetty
4 1 (1.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.89%) CMS
4 1 (1.89%) nginx
4 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.55%) Slack
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.89%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.89%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) HTTP
1 1 (1.89%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (28.30%) MongoDB
1 15 (28.30%) MySQL
2 9 (16.98%) NoSQL
3 7 (13.21%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (13.21%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (9.43%) Big Data
4 5 (9.43%) Hadoop
4 5 (9.43%) Relational Database
5 4 (7.55%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.89%) HBase
Development Applications
1 19 (35.85%) Git (software)
2 18 (33.96%) Jenkins
3 9 (16.98%) Maven
4 8 (15.09%) JUnit
5 7 (13.21%) JIRA
6 6 (11.32%) Cucumber
6 6 (11.32%) Jasmine
7 4 (7.55%) Subversion
8 3 (5.66%) Gradle
8 3 (5.66%) IntelliJ
9 2 (3.77%) Bugzilla
9 2 (3.77%) Hudson
9 2 (3.77%) Selenium
10 1 (1.89%) Artifactory
10 1 (1.89%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.89%) SonarQube
10 1 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (18.87%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Banking
2 3 (5.66%) Games
3 2 (3.77%) Retail
3 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.89%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (62.26%) Spring
2 15 (28.30%) REST
2 15 (28.30%) Spring Boot
3 13 (24.53%) Hibernate
4 9 (16.98%) RESTful
5 8 (15.09%) AngularJS
5 8 (15.09%) CSS
5 8 (15.09%) HTML
5 8 (15.09%) Node.js
5 8 (15.09%) React
6 6 (11.32%) JPA
7 5 (9.43%) JMS
8 4 (7.55%) Ember.js
8 4 (7.55%) Java EE
9 3 (5.66%) Grails
9 3 (5.66%) JSON
9 3 (5.66%) JSP
9 3 (5.66%) Middleware
9 3 (5.66%) Spring MVC
9 3 (5.66%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Computer Science
2 5 (9.43%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (9.43%) User Experience
3 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.77%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.89%) Clustering
5 1 (1.89%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.89%) Derivative
5 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.89%) Equities
5 1 (1.89%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.89%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.19%) Linux
2 7 (13.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (7.55%) Unix
4 1 (1.89%) Android
4 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.89%) Solaris
4 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (73.58%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (58.49%) Microservices
3 27 (50.94%) Software Engineering
3 27 (50.94%) TDD
4 24 (45.28%) Kanban
5 23 (43.40%) Scrum
6 18 (33.96%) Open Source
7 16 (30.19%) BDD
8 15 (28.30%) Test Automation
9 14 (26.42%) Continuous Delivery
10 13 (24.53%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (20.75%) Coaching
12 10 (18.87%) High Availability
13 7 (13.21%) DevOps
13 7 (13.21%) MVC
14 6 (11.32%) Low Latency
15 5 (9.43%) Configuration Management
15 5 (9.43%) Event-Driven Architecture
16 4 (7.55%) Data Modelling
16 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (100.00%) Java
2 19 (35.85%) JavaScript
3 17 (32.08%) SQL
4 6 (11.32%) Ruby
5 4 (7.55%) Go
5 4 (7.55%) Python
6 3 (5.66%) Groovy
7 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.89%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.89%) Perl
8 1 (1.89%) PHP
8 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.89%) SOQL
8 1 (1.89%) SOSL
8 1 (1.89%) XPath
8 1 (1.89%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) Degree
2 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Docker
2 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.89%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) Ansible
2 2 (3.77%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.77%) Puppet
3 1 (1.89%) Grafana
3 1 (1.89%) Kibana
3 1 (1.89%) OpenAM
3 1 (1.89%) OpenIDM
3 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.89%) Prometheus
3 1 (1.89%) Rancher
Vendors
1 8 (15.09%) Oracle
2 7 (13.21%) Red Hat
3 4 (7.55%) Cloudera
4 3 (5.66%) Pega
4 3 (5.66%) VMware
5 1 (1.89%) Adobe
5 1 (1.89%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (1.89%) Facebook
5 1 (1.89%) ForgeRock
5 1 (1.89%) Google
5 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.89%) Splunk
5 1 (1.89%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.89%) Twitter
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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