The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Cambridge region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 18 22 10
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Contract jobs citing Java 26 24 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.12% 6.22% 11.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.36% 12.44% 18.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 39
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £268 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Average hourly rate £41.25 - £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Programming Languages Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
181 193 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 49.59% 50.00% 64.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 91 167
Average daily rate £336 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.08% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 27 37
Average hourly rate £39.75 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.75 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £51.50 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Java
Cambridgeshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 41 (63.08%) SQL
2 39 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (53.85%) UNIX
4 32 (49.23%) Tomcat
5 31 (47.69%) OO
6 28 (43.08%) Finance
7 26 (40.00%) Linux
8 24 (36.92%) Perl
8 24 (36.92%) Subversion
9 22 (33.85%) Solaris
10 21 (32.31%) Sybase
10 21 (32.31%) CGI
11 20 (30.77%) TDD
12 19 (29.23%) Sun
13 18 (27.69%) Oracle
13 18 (27.69%) J2EE
13 18 (27.69%) Apache
14 16 (24.62%) Multithreading
15 15 (23.08%) C#
16 12 (18.46%) E-Commerce
16 12 (18.46%) Software Engineering
17 10 (15.38%) Advertising
17 10 (15.38%) QA
17 10 (15.38%) Internet
17 10 (15.38%) J2SE
18 9 (13.85%) UML
18 9 (13.85%) Continuous Integration
19 8 (12.31%) Ajax
19 8 (12.31%) OOA/OOD
19 8 (12.31%) C++

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 32 (49.23%) Tomcat
2 18 (27.69%) Apache
3 5 (7.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) MS Visio
1 3 (4.62%) FrameMaker
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.38%) Internet
2 3 (4.62%) IPv6
2 3 (4.62%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) MongoDB
1 7 (10.77%) MySQL
2 6 (9.23%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.62%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.54%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 24 (36.92%) Subversion
2 7 (10.77%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.62%) Maven
4 2 (3.08%) JUnit
4 2 (3.08%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.54%) Apache Continuum
5 1 (1.54%) Robotium
5 1 (1.54%) WinRunner
5 1 (1.54%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.54%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.54%) Ant
5 1 (1.54%) JMeter
5 1 (1.54%) Selenium
5 1 (1.54%) JIRA
General
1 28 (43.08%) Finance
2 10 (15.38%) Advertising
3 2 (3.08%) Electronics
4 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (55.38%) Developer
2 17 (26.15%) Java Developer
3 11 (16.92%) Java Engineer
4 10 (15.38%) Architect
5 9 (13.85%) Senior Developer
5 9 (13.85%) Java Architect
6 7 (10.77%) C# Developer
7 6 (9.23%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 6 (9.23%) Senior C# Developer
8 5 (7.69%) Software Engineer
9 4 (6.15%) Java Programmer
9 4 (6.15%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 4 (6.15%) Programmer
9 4 (6.15%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (6.15%) Java/J2EE Architect
10 3 (4.62%) Author
10 3 (4.62%) Technical Author
10 3 (4.62%) Technical Architect
10 3 (4.62%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (4.62%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (32.31%) CGI
2 18 (27.69%) J2EE
3 10 (15.38%) J2SE
4 8 (12.31%) Ajax
5 7 (10.77%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (9.23%) HTML
7 3 (4.62%) DHTML
7 3 (4.62%) .NET
7 3 (4.62%) Struts
7 3 (4.62%) Web Services
7 3 (4.62%) XML
7 3 (4.62%) Spring
7 3 (4.62%) JSF
7 3 (4.62%) Spring MVC
7 3 (4.62%) jQuery
8 2 (3.08%) REST
9 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.54%) SOAP
9 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.54%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) Clustering
2 3 (4.62%) Open Source
3 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.54%) NHS
3 1 (1.54%) Blog
3 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 35 (53.85%) UNIX
2 26 (40.00%) Linux
3 22 (33.85%) Solaris
4 8 (12.31%) Oracle Linux
5 7 (10.77%) Android
6 2 (3.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (47.69%) OO
3 20 (30.77%) TDD
4 16 (24.62%) Multithreading
5 12 (18.46%) E-Commerce
5 12 (18.46%) Software Engineering
6 9 (13.85%) UML
6 9 (13.85%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (12.31%) OOA/OOD
7 8 (12.31%) OOD
7 8 (12.31%) CQRS
8 7 (10.77%) Pair Programming
8 7 (10.77%) Performance Testing
8 7 (10.77%) Unit Testing
8 7 (10.77%) Load Balancing
9 6 (9.23%) OOP
10 5 (7.69%) Scrum
10 5 (7.69%) MVC
11 4 (6.15%) User Stories
11 4 (6.15%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 41 (63.08%) SQL
2 24 (36.92%) Perl
3 15 (23.08%) C#
4 8 (12.31%) C++
5 7 (10.77%) C
6 6 (9.23%) PHP
7 5 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 5 (7.69%) PHP5
8 4 (6.15%) Embedded C
9 2 (3.08%) Ruby
9 2 (3.08%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.54%) Python
10 1 (1.54%) Delphi
10 1 (1.54%) Korn
10 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.54%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 7 (10.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Docker
1 1 (1.54%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) Vagrant
1 1 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.54%) Puppet
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 21 (32.31%) Sybase
2 19 (29.23%) Sun
3 18 (27.69%) Oracle
4 5 (7.69%) Atlassian
5 3 (4.62%) hybris
5 3 (4.62%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.08%) Perforce
6 2 (3.08%) Intel
6 2 (3.08%) Hitachi
6 2 (3.08%) Motorola
7 1 (1.54%) Google
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