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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 32 33 34
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Java 20 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.13% 1.46% 3.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.50% 3.96% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 11
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£400 £275 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £275 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £6.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
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
129 101 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 26.65% 36.86% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 47 63
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Average hourly rate £46.47 £22.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.51% -36.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.64 £22.50 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.29 £37.75 £89.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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
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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
Bedford +9 11 £400 - 2
Luton -19 5 £488 +77.27% 4
Dunstable - 1 - - 1
Java
East of England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 14 (37.84%) XML
1 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (37.84%) WebSphere
2 12 (32.43%) UNIX
2 12 (32.43%) SQL
2 12 (32.43%) .NET
3 11 (29.73%) UML
3 11 (29.73%) Middleware
3 11 (29.73%) IBM
3 11 (29.73%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
4 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
5 9 (24.32%) JSP
5 9 (24.32%) Struts
5 9 (24.32%) Eclipse
5 9 (24.32%) Spring
6 8 (21.62%) Logistics
6 8 (21.62%) Ajax
6 8 (21.62%) Unit Testing
6 8 (21.62%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
6 8 (21.62%) E-Commerce
6 8 (21.62%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 7 (18.92%) J2EE
7 7 (18.92%) Oracle
7 7 (18.92%) hybris
7 7 (18.92%) jQuery
7 7 (18.92%) Endeca
8 6 (16.22%) Project Planning

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 14 (37.84%) WebSphere
2 8 (21.62%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
2 8 (21.62%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (13.51%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (8.11%) Apache
4 3 (8.11%) Tomcat
5 2 (5.41%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Retail-J
1 1 (2.70%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
1 1 (2.70%) PaaS
1 1 (2.70%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) DB2
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (10.81%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Eclipse
2 5 (13.51%) JUnit
2 5 (13.51%) Maven
3 4 (10.81%) MyEclipse
4 3 (8.11%) Git (software)
4 3 (8.11%) Ant
5 2 (5.41%) Selenium
6 1 (2.70%) MSTest
6 1 (2.70%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.70%) NUnit
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Banking
2 2 (5.41%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) German Language
3 1 (2.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (62.16%) Developer
2 9 (24.32%) Java Developer
2 9 (24.32%) Senior Developer
3 5 (13.51%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 5 (13.51%) J2EE Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Java Software Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Software Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Middleware Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Support Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Support Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Software Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Tester
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (2.70%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.70%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (37.84%) XML
2 12 (32.43%) .NET
3 11 (29.73%) Middleware
3 11 (29.73%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 9 (24.32%) Spring
4 9 (24.32%) JSP
4 9 (24.32%) Struts
5 8 (21.62%) Ajax
6 7 (18.92%) jQuery
6 7 (18.92%) J2EE
7 5 (13.51%) Web Services
7 5 (13.51%) Servlets
7 5 (13.51%) Hibernate
7 5 (13.51%) Java EE
8 4 (10.81%) ICEfaces
8 4 (10.81%) JSF
9 3 (8.11%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (8.11%) EJB
10 1 (2.70%) CSS
10 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.51%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (13.51%) Client/Server
2 5 (13.51%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.11%) APACS
4 1 (2.70%) PKI
4 1 (2.70%) Open Source
4 1 (2.70%) EMV
4 1 (2.70%) EFT
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (32.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (29.73%) UML
3 8 (21.62%) E-Commerce
3 8 (21.62%) Logistics
3 8 (21.62%) Unit Testing
4 6 (16.22%) OO
4 6 (16.22%) Project Planning
5 5 (13.51%) Analytics
5 5 (13.51%) Validation
5 5 (13.51%) Migration
5 5 (13.51%) Software Engineering
5 5 (13.51%) Process Management
6 4 (10.81%) Web Development
6 4 (10.81%) Load Balancing
6 4 (10.81%) RAD
7 3 (8.11%) Performance Testing
8 2 (5.41%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.41%) SOA
9 1 (2.70%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) SQL
2 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
3 5 (13.51%) C#
4 4 (10.81%) C++
4 4 (10.81%) Shell Script
4 4 (10.81%) AWK
5 3 (8.11%) C
6 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Sun Certification
1 6 (16.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) ISO 8583
2 1 (2.70%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) IBM
2 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
3 7 (18.92%) Oracle
3 7 (18.92%) Endeca
3 7 (18.92%) hybris
4 5 (13.51%) Sun
5 4 (10.81%) F5
5 4 (10.81%) JBoss
6 1 (2.70%) HP
6 1 (2.70%) Unica
6 1 (2.70%) SAP
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