The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Basildon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 1 9 16
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +7
Contract jobs citing Java 28 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 39.44% 10.00% 2.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 77.78% 30.43% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 1
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£400 £288 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% +33.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.60 £37.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.54% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
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Essex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Basildon region.

Programming Languages Category
Basildon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
36 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 50.70% 32.86% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 3
Average daily rate £400 £338 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +56.97%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 7
Average hourly rate £38.30 £46.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.73% +41.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 £29.50 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £46.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Basildon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the Basildon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Basildon

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Basildon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java across the Basildon region.

Java Daily Rate Trend in Basildon

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in Basildon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Basildon region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in Basildon

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in Basildon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java across the Basildon region.

Java Hourly Rate Trend in Basildon

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basildon

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Basildon region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java.

1 30 (83.33%) HTML
2 27 (75.00%) Web Services
3 24 (66.67%) XML
4 23 (63.89%) J2EE
4 23 (63.89%) HTML5
5 22 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (55.56%) SQL
7 19 (52.78%) SOAP
8 18 (50.00%) SQL Server
9 17 (47.22%) JavaScript
9 17 (47.22%) TopLink
10 15 (41.67%) CSS
11 14 (38.89%) Hibernate
11 14 (38.89%) REST
12 13 (36.11%) Ajax
13 12 (33.33%) Windows
14 11 (30.56%) JSF
15 10 (27.78%) TDD
15 10 (27.78%) WebSphere
15 10 (27.78%) Solaris
15 10 (27.78%) Linux
15 10 (27.78%) UNIX
15 10 (27.78%) Relational Database
16 9 (25.00%) XHTML
16 9 (25.00%) Content Management
17 8 (22.22%) Ant
17 8 (22.22%) B2C
18 7 (19.44%) IBM
18 7 (19.44%) OO
18 7 (19.44%) Automotive

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Basildon region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (27.78%) WebSphere
2 4 (11.11%) GlassFish
2 4 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 4 (11.11%) JBoss
3 3 (8.33%) CMS
4 2 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.78%) Confluence
5 1 (2.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Google Analytics
1 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (27.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Ant
2 6 (16.67%) Eclipse
3 5 (13.89%) JUnit
4 4 (11.11%) Selenium
4 4 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 4 (11.11%) SoapUI
5 3 (8.33%) Maven
6 2 (5.56%) JIRA
6 2 (5.56%) AccuRev
7 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.78%) Hudson
7 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 1 (2.78%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (2.78%) JMeter
7 1 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 7 (19.44%) Automotive
1 7 (19.44%) Manufacturing
2 5 (13.89%) Legal
3 3 (8.33%) Marketing
4 2 (5.56%) Finance
5 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.78%) Banking
5 1 (2.78%) Retail
5 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (86.11%) Developer
2 23 (63.89%) Java Developer
3 10 (27.78%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 4 (11.11%) AWS Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
5 3 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Tester
6 2 (5.56%) Applications Developer
6 2 (5.56%) QA Tester
6 2 (5.56%) Lead Tester
6 2 (5.56%) Java Applications Developer
7 1 (2.78%) UI Programmer
7 1 (2.78%) Lead Java Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Automation Tester
7 1 (2.78%) Automation Specialist
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
7 1 (2.78%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.78%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (83.33%) HTML
2 27 (75.00%) Web Services
3 24 (66.67%) XML
4 23 (63.89%) J2EE
4 23 (63.89%) HTML5
5 19 (52.78%) SOAP
6 17 (47.22%) TopLink
7 15 (41.67%) CSS
8 14 (38.89%) Hibernate
8 14 (38.89%) REST
9 13 (36.11%) Ajax
10 11 (30.56%) JSF
11 9 (25.00%) XHTML
12 7 (19.44%) PrimeFaces
13 6 (16.67%) JSP
14 5 (13.89%) JAX-RS
14 5 (13.89%) JAX-WS
15 4 (11.11%) JPA
16 2 (5.56%) OSGi
16 2 (5.56%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Web 2.0
1 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Replication
2 1 (2.78%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Windows
2 10 (27.78%) Solaris
2 10 (27.78%) Linux
2 10 (27.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.78%) TDD
3 9 (25.00%) Content Management
4 8 (22.22%) B2C
5 7 (19.44%) OO
6 6 (16.67%) Validation
7 5 (13.89%) User Stories
7 5 (13.89%) SOA
8 4 (11.11%) BDD
8 4 (11.11%) Scrum
8 4 (11.11%) Use Case
9 3 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (8.33%) Analytics
9 3 (8.33%) Automation Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
9 3 (8.33%) RUP
9 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
10 2 (5.56%) RAD
10 2 (5.56%) MVC
10 2 (5.56%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 20 (55.56%) SQL
2 17 (47.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.56%) C#
3 2 (5.56%) VB
3 2 (5.56%) VB.NET
3 2 (5.56%) VBA
3 2 (5.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) MCP
1 1 (2.78%) OCP
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (2.78%) Sun Certification
1 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.78%) Degree
1 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) IBM
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.11%) FatWire
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle
5 1 (2.78%) Omniture
5 1 (2.78%) Google
5 1 (2.78%) Adobe
5 1 (2.78%) Sun
5 1 (2.78%) HP