Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java/J2EE Developer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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 J2EE Developer
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 857 880 861
Rank change year-on-year +23 -19 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java/J2EE Developer 22 8 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.008% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.008% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 19
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +15.38% -8.24%
10th Percentile £308 £428 £321
90th Percentile £506 £482 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 - £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
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 2896 3271 4142
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/J2EE Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Java/J2EE Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Java/J2EE Developer in the UK

Senior Java/J2EE Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Java/J2EE Developer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Java/J2EE Developer in the UK

Senior Java/J2EE Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Java/J2EE Developer over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Java/J2EE Developer in the UK

Senior Java/J2EE Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Java/J2EE Developer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Java/J2EE Developer in the UK

Senior Java/J2EE Developer
Top 8 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/J2EE Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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 +36 17 £475 +5.56% 3
UK excluding London +47 13 £475 - 1
London -13 8 £450 - 2
South East +9 6 £475 - 1
Scotland - 4 £310 -
North of England - 3 £438 -
Yorkshire - 2 £475 -
North West - 1 £400 -

Senior Java/J2EE Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Senior Java/J2EE Developer 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/J2EE Developer in the job title.

1 22 (100.00%) Java
1 22 (100.00%) J2EE
2 14 (63.64%) Hibernate
3 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (59.09%) Spring
4 8 (36.36%) Web Services
5 7 (31.82%) TDD
6 6 (27.27%) Java EE
6 6 (27.27%) JDBC
6 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 6 (27.27%) Tomcat
6 6 (27.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (22.73%) Apache CXF
7 5 (22.73%) AngularJS
7 5 (22.73%) WebSphere
7 5 (22.73%) CRM
7 5 (22.73%) HTTP
7 5 (22.73%) Apache
7 5 (22.73%) IBM
7 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
7 5 (22.73%) HTML
8 4 (18.18%) MVC
8 4 (18.18%) CSS
9 3 (13.64%) BDD
9 3 (13.64%) JSP
9 3 (13.64%) Servlets
9 3 (13.64%) Scrum
10 2 (9.09%) Eclipse
10 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
10 2 (9.09%) Maven

Senior Java/J2EE Developer 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 6 (27.27%) Tomcat
2 5 (22.73%) Apache
2 5 (22.73%) WebSphere
3 2 (9.09%) JBoss
4 1 (4.55%) GlassFish
4 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) GitHub
1 1 (4.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Ant
1 2 (9.09%) Eclipse
1 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.09%) Maven
2 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.55%) Mercurial
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) J2EE
2 14 (63.64%) Hibernate
3 13 (59.09%) Spring
4 8 (36.36%) Web Services
5 6 (27.27%) Java EE
5 6 (27.27%) JDBC
5 6 (27.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (22.73%) AngularJS
6 5 (22.73%) Apache CXF
6 5 (22.73%) HTML
7 4 (18.18%) CSS
8 3 (13.64%) JSP
8 3 (13.64%) Servlets
9 2 (9.09%) RESTful
9 2 (9.09%) Spring MVC
9 2 (9.09%) Struts
9 2 (9.09%) XML
10 1 (4.55%) HTML5
10 1 (4.55%) JPA
10 1 (4.55%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.55%) Derivative
2 1 (4.55%) SWIFT
2 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Unix
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) TDD
3 5 (22.73%) CRM
4 4 (18.18%) MVC
5 3 (13.64%) BDD
5 3 (13.64%) Scrum
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.09%) DevOps
6 2 (9.09%) OO
6 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.55%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
7 1 (4.55%) Defect Management
7 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.55%) Microservices
7 1 (4.55%) OOP
7 1 (4.55%) Pair Programming
7 1 (4.55%) SOA
7 1 (4.55%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
1 1 (4.55%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.55%) QA
1 1 (4.55%) SEPA
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) IBM
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle