The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java
Rank 30 23 26
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing Java 9 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.71% 5.96% 2.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.26% 29.87% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 6
Average daily rate £475 £415 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.45% -12.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £458 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.88 £37.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -3.22%
Java
East of England

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

Programming Languages Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
109 77 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 32.83% 19.95% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 52 49
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £259 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 3 4
Average hourly rate £47.50 £27.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.92% -36.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £25.40 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.75 £27.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Java Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Java Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Java
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -10 5 £525 +26.50% 6
Bedford +4 1 £425 +41.66%
Java
East of England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 4 (33.33%) Middleware
1 4 (33.33%) Data Architecture
1 4 (33.33%) Open Source
2 3 (25.00%) SaaS
2 3 (25.00%) Data Integration
2 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) Spring
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) Ruby
3 2 (16.67%) OO
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) QA
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 2 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (8.33%) User Experience
4 1 (8.33%) People Management
4 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (8.33%) Concurrent Programming
4 1 (8.33%) SDLC
4 1 (8.33%) Front End Development
4 1 (8.33%) AngularJS

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 1 (8.33%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) DB2
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
1 2 (16.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
1 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Architect
2 4 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Data Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Data Integration Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Integration Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Java Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Lead Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Test Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (8.33%) ETL Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Java Technical Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Middleware
2 3 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (16.67%) Spring
4 1 (8.33%) Android SDK
4 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (8.33%) Express
4 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
4 1 (8.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) AIX
1 1 (8.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Data Architecture
1 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 4 (33.33%) Open Source
2 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) OO
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Android Development
4 1 (8.33%) Concurrent Programming
4 1 (8.33%) ETL
4 1 (8.33%) Front End Development
4 1 (8.33%) Kanban
4 1 (8.33%) Low Latency
4 1 (8.33%) Multithreading
4 1 (8.33%) People Management
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) SDLC
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) Ruby
3 1 (8.33%) COBOL
3 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Google
3 1 (8.33%) Sunopsis