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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 11 16 5
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -11
Contract jobs citing Java 49 25 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 9.94% 6.87% 14.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.68% 17.48% 24.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 14 44
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £258 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £386 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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
237 143 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 48.07% 39.29% 58.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 73 138
Average daily rate £363 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 55
Average hourly rate £57.50 £38.88 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.90% +2.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £30.75 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.25 £50.70 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014, 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 42 (51.22%) OO
2 40 (48.78%) SQL
3 34 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (39.02%) Oracle
5 31 (37.80%) UNIX
6 30 (36.59%) Linux
7 29 (35.37%) J2EE
8 25 (30.49%) J2SE
9 23 (28.05%) UML
10 22 (26.83%) Apache
10 22 (26.83%) WebLogic
11 21 (25.61%) Tomcat
11 21 (25.61%) Multithreading
12 20 (24.39%) Git (software)
12 20 (24.39%) Scrum
13 18 (21.95%) Finance
13 18 (21.95%) Sun
13 18 (21.95%) Solaris
13 18 (21.95%) Perl
14 17 (20.73%) Oracle Linux
15 16 (19.51%) TDD
15 16 (19.51%) Atlassian
16 15 (18.29%) HTML
16 15 (18.29%) MySQL
17 14 (17.07%) PHP
17 14 (17.07%) Maven
17 14 (17.07%) REST
18 13 (15.85%) Jenkins
18 13 (15.85%) Open Source
18 13 (15.85%) JavaScript

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 22 (26.83%) Apache
1 22 (26.83%) WebLogic
2 21 (25.61%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.88%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (2.44%) Node.js
5 1 (1.22%) Confluence
5 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.22%) nginx
5 1 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.22%) IIS
5 1 (1.22%) Documentum
5 1 (1.22%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) MS Office
1 1 (1.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.88%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (4.88%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (3.66%) CloudFront
3 3 (3.66%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.41%) Internet
2 4 (4.88%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.66%) HTTP
4 1 (1.22%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.22%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (1.22%) ZigBee
4 1 (1.22%) PBX
4 1 (1.22%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.29%) MySQL
2 6 (7.32%) Big Data
2 6 (7.32%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.10%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.10%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.66%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (3.66%) InterSystems Cache
4 3 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.44%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.44%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.44%) Triplestore
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.22%) SimpleDB
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.22%) SQLite
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (24.39%) Git (software)
2 14 (17.07%) Maven
3 13 (15.85%) Jenkins
4 10 (12.20%) Subversion
4 10 (12.20%) JIRA
4 10 (12.20%) Selenium
5 6 (7.32%) Eclipse
6 5 (6.10%) MSBuild
6 5 (6.10%) JUnit
6 5 (6.10%) NUnit
6 5 (6.10%) CruiseControl
7 4 (4.88%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.66%) FitNesse
9 2 (2.44%) JMeter
9 2 (2.44%) IntelliJ
10 1 (1.22%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.22%) Robotium
10 1 (1.22%) Apache Continuum
10 1 (1.22%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (1.22%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (21.95%) Finance
2 4 (4.88%) Advertising
3 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.22%) Games
4 1 (1.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 40 (48.78%) Developer
2 19 (23.17%) Architect
3 18 (21.95%) Java Architect
4 17 (20.73%) Java Developer
5 8 (9.76%) Java/J2EE Architect
6 7 (8.54%) Principal Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) Design Engineer
7 6 (7.32%) Software Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.88%) C# Developer
9 4 (4.88%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.88%) Lead Developer
9 4 (4.88%) Technical Architect
9 4 (4.88%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Automation Tester
10 3 (3.66%) Lead Java Developer
10 3 (3.66%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Tester
10 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (35.37%) J2EE
2 25 (30.49%) J2SE
3 15 (18.29%) HTML
4 14 (17.07%) REST
5 13 (15.85%) Web Services
6 12 (14.63%) Spring
6 12 (14.63%) jQuery
7 11 (13.41%) XML
7 11 (13.41%) .NET
8 8 (9.76%) Ajax
9 6 (7.32%) Hibernate
9 6 (7.32%) CGI
9 6 (7.32%) ASP.NET
10 5 (6.10%) AngularJS
10 5 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (6.10%) Dojo
10 5 (6.10%) Spring MVC
10 5 (6.10%) WCF
11 4 (4.88%) JSF
11 4 (4.88%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.85%) Open Source
2 9 (10.98%) Clustering
3 5 (6.10%) Mathematics
3 5 (6.10%) GIS
4 3 (3.66%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.66%) Internet of Things
5 2 (2.44%) Machine to Machine
5 2 (2.44%) Ontologies
6 1 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.22%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.22%) MPEG
6 1 (1.22%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.22%) NHS
6 1 (1.22%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 31 (37.80%) UNIX
2 30 (36.59%) Linux
3 18 (21.95%) Solaris
4 17 (20.73%) Oracle Linux
5 11 (13.41%) Windows
6 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.66%) Android
8 1 (1.22%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (51.22%) OO
2 34 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (28.05%) UML
4 21 (25.61%) Multithreading
5 20 (24.39%) Scrum
6 16 (19.51%) TDD
7 11 (13.41%) OOP
7 11 (13.41%) MVC
8 10 (12.20%) OOA/OOD
9 9 (10.98%) Load Balancing
9 9 (10.98%) Performance Testing
10 8 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (9.76%) Software Engineering
10 8 (9.76%) Enterprise Architecture
10 8 (9.76%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (8.54%) BDD
11 7 (8.54%) Kanban
11 7 (8.54%) Unit Testing
12 6 (7.32%) SOA
13 5 (6.10%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 40 (48.78%) SQL
2 18 (21.95%) Perl
3 14 (17.07%) PHP
4 13 (15.85%) JavaScript
4 13 (15.85%) C#
5 11 (13.41%) Ruby
5 11 (13.41%) Python
6 10 (12.20%) C
7 8 (9.76%) C++
8 5 (6.10%) PowerShell
8 5 (6.10%) PHP5
9 4 (4.88%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.44%) SPARQL
10 2 (2.44%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.22%) sed
11 1 (1.22%) Korn
11 1 (1.22%) Groovy
11 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.22%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.22%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 7 (8.54%) Degree
2 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) QA
2 3 (3.66%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.66%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) qmail
1 1 (1.22%) Samba
1 1 (1.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.66%) Puppet
2 1 (1.22%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 32 (39.02%) Oracle
2 18 (21.95%) Sun
3 16 (19.51%) Atlassian
4 7 (8.54%) Sybase
4 7 (8.54%) JBoss
5 4 (4.88%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.66%) hybris
7 2 (2.44%) Perforce
8 1 (1.22%) Red Gate
8 1 (1.22%) Google
8 1 (1.22%) HP
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