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 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 24 23 26
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Java 23 25 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.79% 5.59% 1.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.38% 27.47% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 1
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£475 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.51% +6.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
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
84 91 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 21.16% 20.36% 29.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 50 30
Average daily rate £401 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £433 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £24.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +53.84%
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 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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015. 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 0 11 £475 +26.66% 1
Bedford -2 3 - - 1
Dunstable -3 1 - -
Java
East of England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 17 (40.48%) E-Commerce
2 16 (38.10%) Linux
2 16 (38.10%) Retail
3 15 (35.71%) hybris
4 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (28.57%) Oracle
6 10 (23.81%) Spring
7 9 (21.43%) Selenium
7 9 (21.43%) J2EE
7 9 (21.43%) JUnit
8 8 (19.05%) Solaris
9 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
9 7 (16.67%) Web Services
9 7 (16.67%) FMCG
10 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (14.29%) CSS
10 6 (14.29%) C++
10 6 (14.29%) Scrum
11 5 (11.90%) Eclipse
11 5 (11.90%) C#
11 5 (11.90%) .NET
11 5 (11.90%) XML
11 5 (11.90%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (9.52%) Automation Testing
12 4 (9.52%) EJB
12 4 (9.52%) Servlets
12 4 (9.52%) SOAP
12 4 (9.52%) HTML
12 4 (9.52%) SQL
12 4 (9.52%) Microsoft

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 2 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (4.76%) SAS
1 2 (4.76%) Apache Pig
1 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
1 2 (4.76%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.38%) Facebook Platform
2 1 (2.38%) Confluence
2 1 (2.38%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Office
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) SSH
1 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.38%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Hadoop
1 2 (4.76%) Apache Hive
1 2 (4.76%) Sqoop
1 2 (4.76%) InterSystems Cache
1 2 (4.76%) Impala
1 2 (4.76%) Big Data
2 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Selenium
1 9 (21.43%) JUnit
2 5 (11.90%) Eclipse
3 3 (7.14%) JIRA
4 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.76%) Robotium
4 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.76%) TestNG
4 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.76%) Calabash
4 2 (4.76%) Appium
5 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.38%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (2.38%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 16 (38.10%) Retail
2 4 (9.52%) Games
3 2 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) Developer
2 7 (16.67%) Architect
2 7 (16.67%) Technical Architect
2 7 (16.67%) Hybris Developer
3 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (14.29%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (9.52%) Software Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Designer
5 3 (7.14%) Development Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Solutions Designer
6 2 (4.76%) Hadoop Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Java Software Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Software Designer
7 1 (2.38%) C++ Developer
7 1 (2.38%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) Spring
2 9 (21.43%) J2EE
3 7 (16.67%) Web Services
4 6 (14.29%) CSS
5 5 (11.90%) .NET
5 5 (11.90%) XML
6 4 (9.52%) EJB
6 4 (9.52%) Servlets
6 4 (9.52%) SOAP
6 4 (9.52%) HTML
6 4 (9.52%) Hibernate
7 3 (7.14%) JSP
8 2 (4.76%) Struts
8 2 (4.76%) JDBC
8 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
8 2 (4.76%) JMS
8 2 (4.76%) JSON
9 1 (2.38%) LESS
9 1 (2.38%) Qt
9 1 (2.38%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) FMCG
2 2 (4.76%) Open Source
2 2 (4.76%) BeagleBone
2 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.38%) CMDB
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (38.10%) Linux
2 8 (19.05%) Solaris
3 1 (2.38%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (2.38%) UNIX
3 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) E-Commerce
2 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 6 (14.29%) Scrum
4 5 (11.90%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (9.52%) Automation Testing
5 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 4 (9.52%) Waterfall
5 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
5 4 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (4.76%) CRM
6 2 (4.76%) ERP
6 2 (4.76%) BDD
6 2 (4.76%) Analytics
6 2 (4.76%) Web Development
6 2 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (2.38%) Multithreading
7 1 (2.38%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.38%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 6 (14.29%) C++
3 5 (11.90%) C#
4 4 (9.52%) SQL
5 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.76%) C
6 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.38%) MUMPS
6 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.38%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.38%) Perl
6 1 (2.38%) PHP
6 1 (2.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Oozie
2 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) hybris
2 12 (28.57%) Oracle
3 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.76%) SAP
4 2 (4.76%) OpenText
4 2 (4.76%) InterSystems
4 2 (4.76%) TIBCO
4 2 (4.76%) Teradata
4 2 (4.76%) Endeca
4 2 (4.76%) Pega
5 1 (2.38%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.38%) Google
5 1 (2.38%) Xamarin
5 1 (2.38%) Facebook
5 1 (2.38%) Twitter
5 1 (2.38%) Citrix