The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Software Engineer was £480 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Software Engineer - Java
UK
Rank 583 635 609
Rank change year-on-year +52 -26  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Software Engineer 13 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.013% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.014% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 6
Median daily rate £480 £525 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +29.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £380 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £700 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £500 £413
% change year-on-year -4.00% +21.21%  
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 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
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 1510 1582 1977
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 £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Senior Java Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Java Software Engineer.

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

Senior Java Software 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 Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +38 11 £480 -8.57% 11
London +29 6 £481 -8.33% 3
Yorkshire - 3 £480 - 2
Leeds - 3 £480 - 2
West Yorkshire - 3 £480 - 2
South East +28 2 £560 -6.66% 2
Middlesex - 2 £560 -
Wales - 2 £450 -
Swansea - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £450 -
South Wales - 1 £450 -
West Wales - 1 - -

Senior Java Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 30 (100.00%) Java
1 30 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (46.67%) Spring
4 13 (43.33%) TDD
5 10 (33.33%) Scrum
5 10 (33.33%) Linux
5 10 (33.33%) Open Source
5 10 (33.33%) BDD
5 10 (33.33%) Microservices
6 8 (26.67%) REST
6 8 (26.67%) Unix
7 7 (23.33%) JIRA
7 7 (23.33%) Java EE
8 6 (20.00%) Kanban
8 6 (20.00%) Cucumber
8 6 (20.00%) JMS
8 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 6 (20.00%) Spring Boot
9 5 (16.67%) SDLC
9 5 (16.67%) Node.js
9 5 (16.67%) JUnit
9 5 (16.67%) SQL
9 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
9 5 (16.67%) Hibernate
9 5 (16.67%) Confluence
9 5 (16.67%) MongoDB
9 5 (16.67%) NoSQL
9 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
9 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS

Senior Java Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (16.67%) Confluence
2 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (3.33%) Apache
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Pig
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Solr
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.33%) CMS
3 1 (3.33%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.00%) Slack
3 2 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (6.67%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) BGP
1 1 (3.33%) DNS
1 1 (3.33%) HTTP
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
1 1 (3.33%) SSL
1 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 5 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 4 (13.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (10.00%) MySQL
3 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.67%) Big Data
4 2 (6.67%) Hadoop
4 2 (6.67%) Redis
5 1 (3.33%) Apache Hive
5 1 (3.33%) CouchDB
5 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.33%) Event Store
5 1 (3.33%) Impala
5 1 (3.33%) MarkLogic
5 1 (3.33%) Riak
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) JIRA
2 6 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 5 (16.67%) JUnit
4 3 (10.00%) Jasmine
4 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (6.67%) Bugzilla
5 2 (6.67%) Maven
5 2 (6.67%) Subversion
6 1 (3.33%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
1 3 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (46.67%) Spring
2 8 (26.67%) REST
3 7 (23.33%) Java EE
4 6 (20.00%) JMS
4 6 (20.00%) Spring Boot
5 5 (16.67%) Hibernate
5 5 (16.67%) Node.js
6 3 (10.00%) JPA
6 3 (10.00%) Spring MVC
7 2 (6.67%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
7 2 (6.67%) CSS
7 2 (6.67%) Dropwizard
7 2 (6.67%) Spring Cloud
7 2 (6.67%) Web Services
8 1 (3.33%) Angular 2
8 1 (3.33%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (3.33%) JSP
8 1 (3.33%) Kafka
8 1 (3.33%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
1 4 (13.33%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) User Experience
3 2 (6.67%) Wiki
4 1 (3.33%) BBC
4 1 (3.33%) Derivative
4 1 (3.33%) Equities
4 1 (3.33%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (3.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Linux
2 8 (26.67%) Unix
3 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (43.33%) TDD
4 10 (33.33%) BDD
4 10 (33.33%) Microservices
4 10 (33.33%) Open Source
4 10 (33.33%) Scrum
5 6 (20.00%) Kanban
6 5 (16.67%) SDLC
7 4 (13.33%) Coaching
7 4 (13.33%) High Availability
7 4 (13.33%) Mentoring
7 4 (13.33%) MVC
8 3 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (10.00%) DevOps
8 3 (10.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 3 (10.00%) Low Latency
8 3 (10.00%) Network Management
8 3 (10.00%) Pair Programming
8 3 (10.00%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 30 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 5 (16.67%) SQL
4 3 (10.00%) Ruby
5 2 (6.67%) C
5 2 (6.67%) Perl
5 2 (6.67%) Python
6 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.33%) C++
6 1 (3.33%) R
6 1 (3.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
1 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Graphite
1 1 (3.33%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.33%) Adobe
2 1 (3.33%) MicroStrategy