The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 10 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing Java 7 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 10.45% 2.70% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.82% 4.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -2.77%
Java
Bedfordshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
22 45 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 32.84% 60.81% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 4
Average daily rate £400 £238 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% -32.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £388 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

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

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Java Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford 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 11 (68.75%) XML
2 10 (62.50%) .NET
2 10 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (56.25%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 8 (50.00%) Logistics
4 8 (50.00%) WebSphere
4 8 (50.00%) SQL
4 8 (50.00%) UML
4 8 (50.00%) IBM
5 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 6 (37.50%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (37.50%) Middleware
5 6 (37.50%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
6 5 (31.25%) Degree
6 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
6 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (31.25%) Spring
6 5 (31.25%) Hibernate
6 5 (31.25%) Sun
6 5 (31.25%) Sun Certification
6 5 (31.25%) Eclipse
6 5 (31.25%) JSP
6 5 (31.25%) Servlets
6 5 (31.25%) Struts
6 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
6 5 (31.25%) J2EE
6 5 (31.25%) Oracle
6 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
6 5 (31.25%) JUnit

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford 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 8 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (37.50%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
2 6 (37.50%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (12.50%) MQSeries
4 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) JUnit
1 5 (31.25%) Eclipse
2 2 (12.50%) Maven
2 2 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 3 (18.75%) German Language
2 2 (12.50%) Spanish Language
2 2 (12.50%) French Language
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Senior Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Java Developer
2 5 (31.25%) J2EE Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Middleware Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Junior Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Junior Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Junior
5 1 (6.25%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) XML
2 10 (62.50%) .NET
3 9 (56.25%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 6 (37.50%) Middleware
5 5 (31.25%) Hibernate
5 5 (31.25%) Spring
5 5 (31.25%) J2EE
5 5 (31.25%) JSP
5 5 (31.25%) Servlets
5 5 (31.25%) Struts
6 3 (18.75%) EJB
6 3 (18.75%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (12.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) UML
1 8 (50.00%) Logistics
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Project Planning
4 3 (18.75%) Process Management
5 2 (12.50%) Validation
5 2 (12.50%) ERP
5 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
6 1 (6.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 4 (25.00%) C#
4 3 (18.75%) C
4 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Sun Certification
1 5 (31.25%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) IBM
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) Sun
3 5 (31.25%) Oracle
4 2 (12.50%) SAP
4 2 (12.50%) JD Edwards