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 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 13 17 18
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing Java 38 33 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 9.92% 9.04% 6.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.89% 18.13% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 12
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£350 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £381 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £475 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 1
Average hourly rate £26.25 £35.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +19.40%
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
166 182 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 43.34% 49.86% 52.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 123 84
Average daily rate £340 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 32
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £35.00 £36.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £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 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

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

Java Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 21 (36.84%) HTML
2 19 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (29.82%) JavaScript
4 16 (28.07%) CSS
5 14 (24.56%) Linux
5 14 (24.56%) J2EE
6 12 (21.05%) .NET
7 10 (17.54%) XML
7 10 (17.54%) Degree
7 10 (17.54%) HTML5
8 9 (15.79%) Ruby
8 9 (15.79%) jQuery
8 9 (15.79%) Python
8 9 (15.79%) C++
8 9 (15.79%) PHP
8 9 (15.79%) SQL
8 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
9 8 (14.04%) Oracle
9 8 (14.04%) Spring
9 8 (14.04%) Software Engineering
9 8 (14.04%) Scrum
9 8 (14.04%) Puppet
9 8 (14.04%) REST
9 8 (14.04%) CSS3
9 8 (14.04%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (14.04%) DevOps
9 8 (14.04%) SDLC
10 7 (12.28%) Ansible
10 7 (12.28%) Bash Shell
10 7 (12.28%) Amazon AWS

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 4 (7.02%) Documentum
1 4 (7.02%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (7.02%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.75%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.75%) Node.js
2 1 (1.75%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.75%) Apache
2 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Doxygen
2 1 (1.75%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (1.75%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.75%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Temenos T24
2 1 (1.75%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.28%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) HTTP
2 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.51%) Internet
2 2 (3.51%) SSH
3 1 (1.75%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.51%) MySQL
3 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Selenium
2 4 (7.02%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.02%) Mercurial
3 3 (5.26%) JIRA
3 3 (5.26%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.51%) IntelliJ
4 2 (3.51%) JMeter
4 2 (3.51%) JBehave
4 2 (3.51%) WebStorm
4 2 (3.51%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.51%) Appium
5 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.75%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.75%) Grunt
5 1 (1.75%) PhantomJS
5 1 (1.75%) eggPlant
5 1 (1.75%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.75%) NWDS
5 1 (1.75%) Xcode
5 1 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 7 (12.28%) Electronics
2 5 (8.77%) Games
3 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.26%) Retail
4 2 (3.51%) Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (35.09%) Developer
2 10 (17.54%) Java Developer
3 9 (15.79%) Architect
4 8 (14.04%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (14.04%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Front-End Developer
6 5 (8.77%) Project Manager
6 5 (8.77%) Author
6 5 (8.77%) Technical Author
7 3 (5.26%) Agile Project Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Android Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Applications Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Web Applications Developer
8 2 (3.51%) QA Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) IT Graduate
8 2 (3.51%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Web Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Tester
8 2 (3.51%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (36.84%) HTML
2 16 (28.07%) CSS
3 14 (24.56%) J2EE
4 12 (21.05%) .NET
5 10 (17.54%) XML
5 10 (17.54%) HTML5
6 9 (15.79%) jQuery
7 8 (14.04%) Spring
7 8 (14.04%) REST
7 8 (14.04%) CSS3
8 7 (12.28%) Ajax
9 6 (10.53%) Web Services
9 6 (10.53%) Servlets
10 5 (8.77%) Middleware
11 4 (7.02%) JSP
11 4 (7.02%) JPA
11 4 (7.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 3 (5.26%) Spring MVC
12 3 (5.26%) PhoneGap
12 3 (5.26%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) User Experience
2 5 (8.77%) 3D Graphics
3 4 (7.02%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.26%) PMI
5 2 (3.51%) Internet of Things
5 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.51%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.75%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.75%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.75%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.56%) Linux
2 6 (10.53%) UNIX
3 3 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (14.04%) Scrum
2 8 (14.04%) Software Engineering
2 8 (14.04%) DevOps
2 8 (14.04%) SDLC
3 7 (12.28%) Content Management
3 7 (12.28%) OO
4 6 (10.53%) SOA
4 6 (10.53%) Waterfall
5 5 (8.77%) PRINCE2
5 5 (8.77%) 3D Programming
6 4 (7.02%) Business Transformation
6 4 (7.02%) UML
6 4 (7.02%) E-Commerce
6 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.02%) Regression Testing
6 4 (7.02%) TOGAF
6 4 (7.02%) UX Design
7 3 (5.26%) BDD
7 3 (5.26%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.82%) JavaScript
2 9 (15.79%) PHP
2 9 (15.79%) SQL
2 9 (15.79%) Python
2 9 (15.79%) Ruby
2 9 (15.79%) C++
3 7 (12.28%) Bash Shell
3 7 (12.28%) Perl
3 7 (12.28%) C
3 7 (12.28%) C#
4 3 (5.26%) Scala
5 2 (3.51%) TypeScript
5 2 (3.51%) Dart
5 2 (3.51%) ECMAScript
6 1 (1.75%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) Degree
2 3 (5.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (14.04%) Puppet
1 8 (14.04%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (12.28%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.04%) Oracle
3 5 (8.77%) SAP
4 3 (5.26%) Intershop
4 3 (5.26%) Google
4 3 (5.26%) hybris
4 3 (5.26%) Demandware
5 2 (3.51%) Temenos
6 1 (1.75%) BEA
6 1 (1.75%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.75%) webMethods
6 1 (1.75%) Perforce
6 1 (1.75%) Talend
6 1 (1.75%) IBM
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