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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 41 30 31
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs citing Java 11 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.66% 1.84% 1.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.25% 6.33% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 3
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£415 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +38.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +0.69%
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
83 79 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.10% 29.04% 17.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 47 29
Average daily rate £415 £275 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.90% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £200 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £406 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Average hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.47% +18.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £22.75 £30.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 -14 4 £415 +10.66% 7
Bedford +4 2 £225 -
Dunstable - 1 - -
Java
East of England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 15 (50.00%) SQL
1 15 (50.00%) .NET
2 12 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (36.67%) XML
3 11 (36.67%) UML
3 11 (36.67%) IBM
3 11 (36.67%) WebSphere
3 11 (36.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 8 (26.67%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (26.67%) Logistics
5 8 (26.67%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 7 (23.33%) Middleware
7 6 (20.00%) C#
7 6 (20.00%) C++
7 6 (20.00%) Project Planning
7 6 (20.00%) Retail
8 5 (16.67%) C
8 5 (16.67%) UNIX
8 5 (16.67%) E-Commerce
8 5 (16.67%) Process Management
8 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
8 5 (16.67%) Scrum
9 4 (13.33%) Oracle
9 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
9 4 (13.33%) hybris
9 4 (13.33%) Unit Testing
10 3 (10.00%) jQuery
10 3 (10.00%) German Language

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (36.67%) WebSphere
2 8 (26.67%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (26.67%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 3 (10.00%) MQSeries
4 2 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (3.33%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.33%) Retail-J
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Eclipse
1 2 (6.67%) LoadRunner
1 2 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (3.33%) MyEclipse
2 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (3.33%) MSTest
2 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.33%) NUnit
2 1 (3.33%) Maven
2 1 (3.33%) JUnit
General
1 6 (20.00%) Retail
2 3 (10.00%) German Language
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Finance
3 2 (6.67%) French Language
3 2 (6.67%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) Senior Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Middleware Consultant
3 3 (10.00%) Consultant
3 3 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Software Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Junior
4 2 (6.67%) Software Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
4 2 (6.67%) .NET Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Junior Business Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Test Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (50.00%) .NET
2 11 (36.67%) XML
2 11 (36.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 7 (23.33%) Middleware
4 3 (10.00%) jQuery
4 3 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (6.67%) Struts
5 2 (6.67%) Web Services
5 2 (6.67%) JSP
6 1 (3.33%) WCF
6 1 (3.33%) WPF
6 1 (3.33%) WF
6 1 (3.33%) Silverlight
6 1 (3.33%) LINQ
6 1 (3.33%) RESTful
6 1 (3.33%) ICEfaces
6 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.33%) Java EE
6 1 (3.33%) Ajax
6 1 (3.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) APACS
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) PKI
3 1 (3.33%) EMV
3 1 (3.33%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) UNIX
2 1 (3.33%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) UML
2 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (26.67%) Logistics
4 6 (20.00%) Project Planning
5 5 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 5 (16.67%) Process Management
5 5 (16.67%) Scrum
6 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
6 4 (13.33%) Unit Testing
7 2 (6.67%) ERP
7 2 (6.67%) OO
7 2 (6.67%) Migration
7 2 (6.67%) Resource Management
7 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy
7 2 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.33%) Usability Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Use Case
8 1 (3.33%) Multivariate Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (20.00%) C#
2 6 (20.00%) C++
3 5 (16.67%) C
3 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 3 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.33%) Perl
5 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Sun Certification
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) ISO 8583
1 2 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.33%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) IBM
2 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle
3 4 (13.33%) hybris
4 2 (6.67%) HP
4 2 (6.67%) JD Edwards
4 2 (6.67%) SAP
5 1 (3.33%) Unica
5 1 (3.33%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.33%) Sun
Luton, Bedfordshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 2 days ago