The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 18 12 15
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing Java 20 30 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.25% 10.71% 8.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.58% 20.98% 17.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 18
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £375 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £42.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.58% +18.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +17.64%
Java
Cambridgeshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
159 143 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 49.69% 51.07% 49.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 73 110
Average daily rate £325 £375 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +23.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £266 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £448 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 28 21
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £13.50 £35.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £47.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Java Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Java Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 18 (41.86%) J2EE
2 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (30.23%) Microsoft
3 13 (30.23%) .NET
4 12 (27.91%) Web Services
4 12 (27.91%) Python
5 10 (23.26%) SOA
5 10 (23.26%) UML
6 9 (20.93%) SAP
7 8 (18.60%) UNIX
7 8 (18.60%) EAI
7 8 (18.60%) Waterfall
8 7 (16.28%) HTML
8 7 (16.28%) Middleware
8 7 (16.28%) Spring
8 7 (16.28%) Degree
9 6 (13.95%) TOGAF
9 6 (13.95%) Scrum
9 6 (13.95%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
9 6 (13.95%) PRINCE2
9 6 (13.95%) Linux
9 6 (13.95%) Business Transformation
10 5 (11.63%) Analytics
10 5 (11.63%) XML
10 5 (11.63%) OO
10 5 (11.63%) CSS
10 5 (11.63%) SQL
10 5 (11.63%) Software Engineering
11 4 (9.30%) Documentum

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 6 (13.95%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (9.30%) JBoss
2 4 (9.30%) Documentum
2 4 (9.30%) Apache ServiceMix
3 3 (6.98%) WebLogic
3 3 (6.98%) Apache Pig
3 3 (6.98%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.65%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (2.33%) Liferay
5 1 (2.33%) NetWeaver
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) Internet
2 2 (4.65%) SSH
2 2 (4.65%) HTTP
2 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.98%) Data Mining
2 3 (6.98%) Hadoop
2 3 (6.98%) Apache Hive
2 3 (6.98%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.98%) Big Data
3 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.33%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) JIRA
1 3 (6.98%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (4.65%) Selenium
2 2 (4.65%) JUnit
2 2 (4.65%) Eclipse
2 2 (4.65%) XMLSpy
3 1 (2.33%) Xcode
3 1 (2.33%) Maven
3 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.33%) TestNG
3 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.33%) NWDS
3 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.33%) Hudson
3 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (4.65%) Electronics
1 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
1 2 (4.65%) Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (39.53%) Architect
2 13 (30.23%) Solutions Architect
3 11 (25.58%) Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Project Manager
4 5 (11.63%) Java Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Agile Project Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Web Applications Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Tester
7 2 (4.65%) Integration Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Applications Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Android Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Consultant
8 1 (2.33%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.33%) Middleware Architect
8 1 (2.33%) iOS Developer
8 1 (2.33%) UI Programmer
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (41.86%) J2EE
2 13 (30.23%) .NET
3 12 (27.91%) Web Services
4 7 (16.28%) Middleware
4 7 (16.28%) HTML
4 7 (16.28%) Spring
5 5 (11.63%) CSS
5 5 (11.63%) XML
6 4 (9.30%) SAP PI
6 4 (9.30%) REST
6 4 (9.30%) Apache Camel
7 3 (6.98%) SOAP
7 3 (6.98%) RESTful
7 3 (6.98%) HTML5
7 3 (6.98%) Django
8 2 (4.65%) Google Maps API
8 2 (4.65%) LAMP
8 2 (4.65%) Hibernate
8 2 (4.65%) Bing Maps
9 1 (2.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Data Integration
2 3 (6.98%) Open Source
2 3 (6.98%) PMI
2 3 (6.98%) User Experience
2 3 (6.98%) Algorithms
3 2 (4.65%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.65%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.33%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.33%) PKI
4 1 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) UNIX
2 6 (13.95%) Linux
3 2 (4.65%) Android
3 2 (4.65%) Windows
4 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (23.26%) UML
2 10 (23.26%) SOA
3 8 (18.60%) EAI
3 8 (18.60%) Waterfall
4 6 (13.95%) TOGAF
4 6 (13.95%) Scrum
4 6 (13.95%) PRINCE2
4 6 (13.95%) Business Transformation
5 5 (11.63%) Analytics
5 5 (11.63%) OO
5 5 (11.63%) Software Engineering
6 3 (6.98%) MapReduce
6 3 (6.98%) Big Data Analytics
6 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (6.98%) ITIL
6 3 (6.98%) Project Management
6 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.65%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.91%) Python
2 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
3 5 (11.63%) SQL
4 2 (4.65%) ABAP
4 2 (4.65%) PHP
4 2 (4.65%) C
4 2 (4.65%) C++
4 2 (4.65%) Scala
5 1 (2.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) Degree
2 3 (6.98%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) VCP4
4 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) ISO 9000
1 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) SAP ITS
Vendors
1 13 (30.23%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.93%) SAP
3 3 (6.98%) IBM
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle
3 3 (6.98%) HP
3 3 (6.98%) BEA
3 3 (6.98%) TIBCO
3 3 (6.98%) webMethods
3 3 (6.98%) Vertica
3 3 (6.98%) Infobright
3 3 (6.98%) Talend
4 2 (4.65%) Temenos
4 2 (4.65%) Google
5 1 (2.33%) Business Objects
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