The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 10 15 7
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing Java 17 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 12.69% 3.57% 12.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.64% 9.30% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 9
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £386 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £36.40 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.93% -2.93%
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Gloucestershire

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

Programming Languages Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
69 43 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 51.49% 38.39% 34.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 13 17
Average daily rate £408 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.44% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £300 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £450 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Java Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

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

Java Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Java Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 (69.49%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (49.15%) Security Cleared
3 26 (44.07%) Python
4 25 (42.37%) DV Cleared
5 24 (40.68%) UNIX
6 22 (37.29%) J2EE
6 22 (37.29%) Scrum
7 21 (35.59%) Subversion
7 21 (35.59%) JavaScript
7 21 (35.59%) Perl
7 21 (35.59%) OO
8 18 (30.51%) Maven
9 17 (28.81%) Release Management
9 17 (28.81%) Ant
9 17 (28.81%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (28.81%) Apache Ivy
10 16 (27.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 16 (27.12%) PHP
10 16 (27.12%) ClearCase
10 16 (27.12%) Lua
11 14 (23.73%) Ruby
11 14 (23.73%) Bash Shell
12 13 (22.03%) Sun
12 13 (22.03%) Sun Certification
13 12 (20.34%) Web Services
14 10 (16.95%) OCPJP
14 10 (16.95%) Oracle
15 9 (15.25%) User Stories
15 9 (15.25%) Test Scripting
16 8 (13.56%) Oracle Database

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 (6.78%) Mule
1 4 (6.78%) Mule ESB
2 1 (1.69%) IIS
2 1 (1.69%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.69%) ArcGIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) Oracle Database
2 6 (10.17%) MySQL
3 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (35.59%) Subversion
2 18 (30.51%) Maven
3 17 (28.81%) Ant
3 17 (28.81%) Apache Ivy
4 16 (27.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 16 (27.12%) ClearCase
5 5 (8.47%) Eclipse
5 5 (8.47%) LoadRunner
5 5 (8.47%) Rational Functional Tester
6 3 (5.08%) JUnit
7 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.69%) MSTest
7 1 (1.69%) NUnit
General
1 5 (8.47%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.69%) Electronics
3 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.69%) Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (77.97%) Developer
2 37 (62.71%) Java Developer
3 13 (22.03%) Senior Developer
4 12 (20.34%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (8.47%) Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Python Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Senior Python Developer
8 2 (3.39%) webMethods Developer
8 2 (3.39%) DBA
8 2 (3.39%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.39%) Programme Manager
8 2 (3.39%) Oracle DBA
9 1 (1.69%) Oracle Developer
9 1 (1.69%) .NET Developer
9 1 (1.69%) C# Developer
9 1 (1.69%) Senior Software Engineer
9 1 (1.69%) Senior Test Analyst
9 1 (1.69%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (37.29%) J2EE
2 12 (20.34%) Web Services
3 6 (10.17%) Hibernate
3 6 (10.17%) HTML
3 6 (10.17%) Spring
4 5 (8.47%) OC4J
4 5 (8.47%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 4 (6.78%) Apache Camel
5 4 (6.78%) Django
5 4 (6.78%) Middleware
5 4 (6.78%) SOAP
5 4 (6.78%) XML
6 3 (5.08%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (5.08%) .NET
6 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET
6 3 (5.08%) CSS
6 3 (5.08%) JDBC
6 3 (5.08%) JPA
6 3 (5.08%) RESTful
6 3 (5.08%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.69%) DTV
1 1 (1.69%) GIS
1 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 24 (40.68%) UNIX
2 4 (6.78%) Linux
3 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (69.49%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (37.29%) Scrum
3 21 (35.59%) OO
4 17 (28.81%) Release Management
4 17 (28.81%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (15.25%) Test Scripting
5 9 (15.25%) User Stories
6 6 (10.17%) JVM Tuning
7 5 (8.47%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (8.47%) Functional Testing
7 5 (8.47%) TDD
7 5 (8.47%) Test Management
7 5 (8.47%) E-Commerce
7 5 (8.47%) OOD
7 5 (8.47%) Software Engineering
7 5 (8.47%) Software Testing
8 3 (5.08%) Programme Management
8 3 (5.08%) UML
8 3 (5.08%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (44.07%) Python
2 21 (35.59%) JavaScript
2 21 (35.59%) Perl
3 16 (27.12%) PHP
3 16 (27.12%) Lua
4 14 (23.73%) Bash Shell
4 14 (23.73%) Ruby
5 7 (11.86%) C++
5 7 (11.86%) SQL
6 3 (5.08%) C#
7 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.69%) VB
8 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (49.15%) Security Cleared
2 25 (42.37%) DV Cleared
3 13 (22.03%) Sun Certification
4 10 (16.95%) OCPJP
5 3 (5.08%) ISTQB
5 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.08%) ISEB
6 2 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.39%) PMP
6 2 (3.39%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (22.03%) Sun
2 10 (16.95%) Oracle
3 2 (3.39%) webMethods
4 1 (1.69%) SAP
4 1 (1.69%) HP
4 1 (1.69%) TIBCO