The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 24 32 34
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Contract jobs citing Java 156 124 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.15% 4.90% 4.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.35% 17.95% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 79 72
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£400 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +17.16%
Java
South East

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

Programming Languages Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
668 691 752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.33% 27.30% 30.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 350 301
Average daily rate £360 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 60
Average hourly rate £39.00 £19.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.26% -44.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.92 £11.25 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Java Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Java Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Java
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 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
Reading +9 49 £388 +15.67% 30
Bracknell +17 34 £450 +18.42% 1
Newbury +5 11 £388 +10.71% 8
Maidenhead +5 7 £400 +100.00% 5
Slough -21 3 £413 +43.47% 3
Windsor - 1 - -
Java
South East

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 86 (25.60%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (24.70%) HTML
3 80 (23.81%) UNIX
4 79 (23.51%) Oracle
5 74 (22.02%) SQL
6 73 (21.73%) Linux
7 71 (21.13%) JavaScript
8 63 (18.75%) XML
9 52 (15.48%) J2EE
10 49 (14.58%) SOAP
10 49 (14.58%) TDD
11 46 (13.69%) Finance
12 44 (13.10%) Telecoms
13 43 (12.80%) CSS
13 43 (12.80%) Web Services
14 42 (12.50%) WebSphere
15 41 (12.20%) SOA
16 40 (11.90%) Apache
17 39 (11.61%) C++
18 38 (11.31%) E-Commerce
19 37 (11.01%) IBM
20 36 (10.71%) Python
21 35 (10.42%) C#
21 35 (10.42%) Perl
21 35 (10.42%) Retail
22 34 (10.12%) DB2
23 32 (9.52%) ITIL
24 30 (8.93%) Windows
25 29 (8.63%) WebLogic
26 28 (8.33%) .NET

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 42 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 40 (11.90%) Apache
3 29 (8.63%) WebLogic
4 23 (6.85%) Tomcat
5 16 (4.76%) JBoss
6 14 (4.17%) Commerce Server
7 11 (3.27%) MQSeries
8 10 (2.98%) IBM HTTP Server
9 9 (2.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 9 (2.68%) WebSphere Application Server
10 8 (2.38%) CMS
11 7 (2.08%) IIS
12 5 (1.49%) SharePoint
12 5 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (1.19%) WebSphere Portal
13 4 (1.19%) JCAPS
13 4 (1.19%) iPlanet
13 4 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.89%) Node.js
14 3 (0.89%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (2.98%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.89%) MS Office
3 2 (0.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.19%) BusinessWare
1 4 (1.19%) Fredhopper
2 3 (0.89%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.60%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.30%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.57%) SaaS
2 6 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.49%) Force.com
4 3 (0.89%) GitHub
5 2 (0.60%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.30%) IaaS
6 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.30%) Boomi
6 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.44%) HTTP
2 20 (5.95%) TCP/IP
3 12 (3.57%) SSL
4 10 (2.98%) Internet
5 8 (2.38%) Firewall
6 7 (2.08%) DNS
6 7 (2.08%) LAN
6 7 (2.08%) WAN
7 6 (1.79%) SSH
8 4 (1.19%) SAN
8 4 (1.19%) Skype
9 3 (0.89%) WLAN
9 3 (0.89%) VPN
9 3 (0.89%) DAB
10 2 (0.60%) NFC
10 2 (0.60%) Network Security
10 2 (0.60%) RTSP
10 2 (0.60%) IPsec
10 2 (0.60%) EIGRP
10 2 (0.60%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.12%) DB2
2 26 (7.74%) Relational Database
3 23 (6.85%) MySQL
4 22 (6.55%) SQL Server
5 21 (6.25%) RDBMS
6 16 (4.76%) OLTP
6 16 (4.76%) Oracle Database
7 8 (2.38%) Informix
7 8 (2.38%) DbVisualizer
8 7 (2.08%) SAP BW
9 6 (1.79%) InterSystems Cache
9 6 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.79%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.79%) NoSQL
10 5 (1.49%) SAP HANA
10 5 (1.49%) SAP Data Services
10 5 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 26 (7.74%) JUnit
2 24 (7.14%) Selenium
3 21 (6.25%) Subversion
4 19 (5.65%) Eclipse
4 19 (5.65%) Jenkins
5 18 (5.36%) Git (software)
6 17 (5.06%) WebDriver
6 17 (5.06%) Maven
7 11 (3.27%) JIRA
8 8 (2.38%) Ant
8 8 (2.38%) Cucumber
9 7 (2.08%) Visual Studio
9 7 (2.08%) LoadRunner
10 6 (1.79%) Talend Open Studio
10 6 (1.79%) QuickTest Pro
11 5 (1.49%) Hudson
11 5 (1.49%) JBehave
11 5 (1.49%) XMLSpy
11 5 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (1.19%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 46 (13.69%) Finance
2 44 (13.10%) Telecoms
3 35 (10.42%) Retail
4 10 (2.98%) Marketing
4 10 (2.98%) Banking
5 9 (2.68%) Back Office
6 6 (1.79%) Electronics
7 4 (1.19%) Spanish Language
7 4 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.89%) Front Office
8 3 (0.89%) Billing
9 2 (0.60%) Advertising
9 2 (0.60%) Automotive
9 2 (0.60%) Games
10 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 145 (43.15%) Developer
2 60 (17.86%) Java Developer
3 54 (16.07%) Architect
4 33 (9.82%) Analyst
5 23 (6.85%) Solutions Architect
6 16 (4.76%) C++ Developer
7 13 (3.87%) Tester
8 12 (3.57%) Test Analyst
8 12 (3.57%) Technical Architect
9 11 (3.27%) Consultant
9 11 (3.27%) Designer
10 10 (2.98%) Administrator
11 9 (2.68%) Software Engineer
11 9 (2.68%) Senior Developer
11 9 (2.68%) Agile Java Developer
12 8 (2.38%) Front-End Developer
12 8 (2.38%) Data Architect
12 8 (2.38%) Automation Tester
13 7 (2.08%) DevOps Engineer
13 7 (2.08%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (24.70%) HTML
2 63 (18.75%) XML
3 52 (15.48%) J2EE
4 49 (14.58%) SOAP
5 43 (12.80%) CSS
5 43 (12.80%) Web Services
6 28 (8.33%) .NET
6 28 (8.33%) Middleware
7 23 (6.85%) jQuery
7 23 (6.85%) Spring
8 18 (5.36%) Java EE
9 17 (5.06%) Ajax
10 16 (4.76%) XHTML
11 15 (4.46%) RESTful
12 14 (4.17%) JSP
13 13 (3.87%) HTML5
14 12 (3.57%) JSON
14 12 (3.57%) Struts
14 12 (3.57%) REST
15 11 (3.27%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.17%) Open Source
2 14 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 14 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 12 (3.57%) User Experience
4 6 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.79%) Device Driver
4 6 (1.79%) Performance Metrics
5 5 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.49%) Mainframe
5 5 (1.49%) W3C
5 5 (1.49%) GIS
5 5 (1.49%) PKI
6 4 (1.19%) CMDB
6 4 (1.19%) Web 2.0
7 3 (0.89%) Digital Media
7 3 (0.89%) EqualLogic
7 3 (0.89%) DTV
7 3 (0.89%) iPhone
8 2 (0.60%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 80 (23.81%) UNIX
2 73 (21.73%) Linux
3 30 (8.93%) Windows
4 22 (6.55%) AIX
4 22 (6.55%) Android
5 19 (5.65%) Solaris
6 13 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (2.68%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.19%) zOS
9 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.89%) CentOS
9 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.30%) HPUX
10 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.30%) SUSE
10 1 (0.30%) Debian
10 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (25.60%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (14.58%) TDD
3 41 (12.20%) SOA
4 38 (11.31%) E-Commerce
5 32 (9.52%) ITIL
6 25 (7.44%) Scrum
7 23 (6.85%) Multithreading
8 19 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (5.65%) TOGAF
9 18 (5.36%) Software Engineering
9 18 (5.36%) OO
10 17 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
11 16 (4.76%) Unit Testing
11 16 (4.76%) Test Automation
11 16 (4.76%) Data Modelling
12 13 (3.87%) Android Development
12 13 (3.87%) Release Management
12 13 (3.87%) Automated Testing
13 12 (3.57%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 74 (22.02%) SQL
2 71 (21.13%) JavaScript
3 39 (11.61%) C++
4 36 (10.71%) Python
5 35 (10.42%) C#
5 35 (10.42%) Perl
6 22 (6.55%) PHP
7 19 (5.65%) Ruby
8 15 (4.46%) C
9 8 (2.38%) Shell Script
9 8 (2.38%) VB
10 7 (2.08%) ABAP
11 6 (1.79%) Groovy
11 6 (1.79%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.79%) Apex Code
11 6 (1.79%) MUMPS
12 4 (1.19%) Scala
12 4 (1.19%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.89%) Assembly Language
13 3 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (6.85%) Degree
2 11 (3.27%) ISEB
2 11 (3.27%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (1.49%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.89%) Sun Certification
5 3 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.89%) HND
5 3 (0.89%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.30%) PMP
6 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.44%) QA
2 3 (0.89%) IEC 61508
2 3 (0.89%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.60%) ISO 8583
3 2 (0.60%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.49%) NFS
3 3 (0.89%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.60%) Postfix
4 2 (0.60%) XenServer
4 2 (0.60%) Samba
4 2 (0.60%) iptables
4 2 (0.60%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (1.79%) Puppet
2 4 (1.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (0.89%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.60%) ZABBIX
4 2 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.60%) TIBCO Hawk
4 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.60%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.60%) SELinux
5 1 (0.30%) Ansible
5 1 (0.30%) Salt
5 1 (0.30%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.30%) yum
5 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.30%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 79 (23.51%) Oracle
2 37 (11.01%) IBM
3 20 (5.95%) webMethods
4 17 (5.06%) Microsoft
4 17 (5.06%) VMware
5 16 (4.76%) Red Hat
5 16 (4.76%) HP
5 16 (4.76%) Sybase
6 15 (4.46%) SAP
7 10 (2.98%) Adobe
8 8 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (2.38%) Citrix
9 7 (2.08%) Software AG
10 6 (1.79%) InterSystems
10 6 (1.79%) TIBCO
10 6 (1.79%) Business Objects
10 6 (1.79%) Sun
10 6 (1.79%) Talend
11 5 (1.49%) Tekelec
11 5 (1.49%) Sandvine
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