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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 5 17 19
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +2
Contract jobs citing Java 29 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 19.33% 2.47% 1.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.71% 6.06% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 0 1
Average daily rate
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£419 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £363 £360
% change year-on-year
+8.96% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-9.00% +17.64%
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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
79 33 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 52.67% 40.74% 57.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 14 16
Average daily rate £450 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £29.10 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 March 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 March 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 34 (58.62%) JavaScript
2 32 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (55.17%) Security Cleared
3 31 (53.45%) DV Cleared
4 29 (50.00%) Maven
5 28 (48.28%) OO
5 28 (48.28%) Python
6 25 (43.10%) Perl
6 25 (43.10%) J2EE
7 24 (41.38%) Release Management
8 23 (39.66%) Ant
8 23 (39.66%) Apache Ivy
9 21 (36.21%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (34.48%) UNIX
11 19 (32.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 19 (32.76%) ClearCase
11 19 (32.76%) Scrum
11 19 (32.76%) Subversion
12 18 (31.03%) Lua
12 18 (31.03%) PHP
13 17 (29.31%) Spring
14 16 (27.59%) Bash Shell
15 14 (24.14%) Sun Certification
15 14 (24.14%) Sun
15 14 (24.14%) SQL
15 14 (24.14%) Web Services
16 13 (22.41%) Hibernate
17 12 (20.69%) C++
18 11 (18.97%) TDD
18 11 (18.97%) Ruby

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (6.90%) Mule
2 1 (1.72%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.72%) ArcGIS
Business Applications
1 4 (6.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.45%) MySQL
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.72%) Star Schema
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 29 (50.00%) Maven
2 23 (39.66%) Ant
2 23 (39.66%) Apache Ivy
3 19 (32.76%) Subversion
3 19 (32.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 19 (32.76%) ClearCase
4 5 (8.62%) Eclipse
4 5 (8.62%) Jenkins
5 3 (5.17%) JUnit
6 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.45%) LoadRunner
6 2 (3.45%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.72%) MSTest
7 1 (1.72%) ERwin
7 1 (1.72%) NUnit
General
1 7 (12.07%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.34%) Finance
3 5 (8.62%) Manufacturing
4 4 (6.90%) Electronics
4 4 (6.90%) Marketing
5 1 (1.72%) Banking
5 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (81.03%) Developer
2 42 (72.41%) Java Developer
3 16 (27.59%) Senior Developer
4 14 (24.14%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (5.17%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (3.45%) Analyst
6 2 (3.45%) Test Analyst
6 2 (3.45%) C++ Team Leader
6 2 (3.45%) Java Team Leader
6 2 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (3.45%) Team Leader
6 2 (3.45%) Technical Team Leader
7 1 (1.72%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (1.72%) GIS Developer
7 1 (1.72%) C# Developer
7 1 (1.72%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (1.72%) Python Developer
7 1 (1.72%) Java Web Developer
7 1 (1.72%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (43.10%) J2EE
2 17 (29.31%) Spring
3 14 (24.14%) Web Services
4 13 (22.41%) Hibernate
5 10 (17.24%) HTML
6 9 (15.52%) Apache Camel
7 8 (13.79%) jQuery
7 8 (13.79%) CSS
8 7 (12.07%) Spring MVC
9 6 (10.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (8.62%) .NET
11 4 (6.90%) XML
11 4 (6.90%) RESTful
12 3 (5.17%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (5.17%) JPA
12 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET
12 3 (5.17%) Apache Flex
12 3 (5.17%) WCF
12 3 (5.17%) ActiveMQ
12 3 (5.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) DTV
2 1 (1.72%) GIS
2 1 (1.72%) Replication
2 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (34.48%) UNIX
2 6 (10.34%) Linux
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (1.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (48.28%) OO
3 24 (41.38%) Release Management
4 21 (36.21%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (32.76%) Scrum
6 11 (18.97%) TDD
7 7 (12.07%) Test Scripting
7 7 (12.07%) BDD
7 7 (12.07%) User Stories
7 7 (12.07%) MVC
7 7 (12.07%) OOD
8 6 (10.34%) Unit Testing
9 5 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (6.90%) Programme Management
10 4 (6.90%) Digital Marketing
11 3 (5.17%) Software Engineering
11 3 (5.17%) UML
11 3 (5.17%) E-Commerce
12 2 (3.45%) Configuration Management
12 2 (3.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (58.62%) JavaScript
2 28 (48.28%) Python
3 25 (43.10%) Perl
4 18 (31.03%) PHP
4 18 (31.03%) Lua
5 16 (27.59%) Bash Shell
6 14 (24.14%) SQL
7 12 (20.69%) C++
8 11 (18.97%) Ruby
9 6 (10.34%) C#
10 3 (5.17%) T-SQL
10 3 (5.17%) VB
10 3 (5.17%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (55.17%) Security Cleared
2 31 (53.45%) DV Cleared
3 14 (24.14%) Sun Certification
4 9 (15.52%) OCPJP
5 2 (3.45%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.45%) ISEB
6 1 (1.72%) VCP4
6 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 14 (24.14%) Sun
2 4 (6.90%) SAP
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle
4 1 (1.72%) TIBCO
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