Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Software Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 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 Software Engineer - Java
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 870 871 877
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Software Engineer 26 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.014% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.015% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 14
UK median daily rate £525 £450 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +7.46% -25.56%
10th Percentile £363 £319 £338
90th Percentile £600 £535 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £338 £450
% change year-on-year +33.33% -25.00% +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 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
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 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Senior Java Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Java Software Engineer in the UK

Senior Java Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Java Software Engineer in the UK

Senior Java Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Java Software Engineer over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Java Software Engineer in the UK

Senior Java Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Java Software Engineer in the UK

Senior Java Software Engineer
Top 9 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 Software Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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
UK excluding London +41 18 £450 +33.33% 16
England +1 18 £500 +3.63% 24
Scotland +7 8 £600 +77.78%
London -6 8 £525 +8.81% 8
North of England +61 6 - - 7
North West +33 6 - - 4
South East +4 3 £375 - 3
East Midlands - 1 £500 -
Midlands - 1 £500 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Senior Java Software 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 26 (100.00%) Java
1 26 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (61.54%) Git (software)
4 13 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 13 (50.00%) Linux
5 12 (46.15%) Scrum
5 12 (46.15%) Spring
5 12 (46.15%) Node.js
5 12 (46.15%) REST
5 12 (46.15%) Test Automation
5 12 (46.15%) Microservices
6 11 (42.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (38.46%) TDD
7 10 (38.46%) Web Services
7 10 (38.46%) JavaScript
8 9 (34.62%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (34.62%) Cucumber
9 8 (30.77%) MongoDB
9 8 (30.77%) RESTful
9 8 (30.77%) Finance
9 8 (30.77%) JSON
10 7 (26.92%) SQL
10 7 (26.92%) SOA
10 7 (26.92%) NoSQL
10 7 (26.92%) Open Source
11 6 (23.08%) Mockito
11 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
11 6 (23.08%) Degree

Senior Java Software 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 4 (15.38%) Confluence
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.85%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (23.08%) GitHub
2 4 (15.38%) Slack
3 2 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (7.69%) Amazon S3
3 2 (7.69%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (7.69%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (7.69%) Serverless
4 1 (3.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (30.77%) MongoDB
3 7 (26.92%) NoSQL
4 6 (23.08%) MySQL
5 3 (11.54%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (3.85%) Aerospike
7 1 (3.85%) DB2
7 1 (3.85%) HBase
7 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
7 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (61.54%) Git (software)
2 13 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 9 (34.62%) Cucumber
4 6 (23.08%) Mockito
5 5 (19.23%) GitLab
5 5 (19.23%) JIRA
6 3 (11.54%) Jasmine
6 3 (11.54%) JUnit
7 2 (7.69%) Hudson
7 2 (7.69%) Maven
7 2 (7.69%) Subversion
8 1 (3.85%) Ant
8 1 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (3.85%) Gradle
8 1 (3.85%) IntelliJ
8 1 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Retail
2 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (46.15%) Node.js
1 12 (46.15%) REST
1 12 (46.15%) Spring
2 10 (38.46%) Web Services
3 8 (30.77%) JSON
3 8 (30.77%) RESTful
4 6 (23.08%) JMX
5 4 (15.38%) Hibernate
6 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
7 2 (7.69%) Lambda Expressions
7 2 (7.69%) OAuth
7 2 (7.69%) OAuth2
7 2 (7.69%) SOAP
7 2 (7.69%) WebRTC
8 1 (3.85%) .NET
8 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (3.85%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (3.85%) J2EE
8 1 (3.85%) Spring Boot
8 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
2 3 (11.54%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) Linux
2 11 (42.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Android
3 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (46.15%) Microservices
3 12 (46.15%) Scrum
3 12 (46.15%) Test Automation
4 10 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (38.46%) TDD
5 7 (26.92%) Open Source
5 7 (26.92%) SOA
6 6 (23.08%) Configuration Management
7 5 (19.23%) Kanban
7 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
8 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
9 3 (11.54%) BDD
9 3 (11.54%) Case Management
9 3 (11.54%) Coaching
9 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
9 3 (11.54%) High Availability
9 3 (11.54%) Integration Testing
9 3 (11.54%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 26 (100.00%) Java
2 10 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 7 (26.92%) SQL
4 5 (19.23%) Python
5 4 (15.38%) Scala
6 2 (7.69%) Go
7 1 (3.85%) Perl
7 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Degree
2 5 (19.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) PCI DSS
2 4 (15.38%) GDPR
3 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.85%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (3.85%) EMIR
3 1 (3.85%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Docker
1 1 (3.85%) OpenAM
1 1 (3.85%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Puppet
2 2 (7.69%) Ansible
3 1 (3.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) Pega
2 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
3 2 (7.69%) Google
4 1 (3.85%) Facebook
4 1 (3.85%) ForgeRock
4 1 (3.85%) Perforce
4 1 (3.85%) Sybase
4 1 (3.85%) Twitter