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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 10 15 10
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing Java 24 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 15.48% 1.67% 11.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.27% 4.76% 23.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 1 7
Average daily rate
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£450 £440 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £440 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +0.69%
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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
82 21 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 52.90% 35.00% 46.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 12 19
Average daily rate £450 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £290 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £390 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 11
Average hourly rate £39.00 £30.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.98% -18.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014, 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 30 (68.18%) JavaScript
2 29 (65.91%) DV Cleared
2 29 (65.91%) Security Cleared
3 25 (56.82%) Maven
3 25 (56.82%) Python
4 23 (52.27%) Perl
5 21 (47.73%) OO
5 21 (47.73%) Release Management
6 20 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (45.45%) Ant
6 20 (45.45%) Apache Ivy
7 18 (40.91%) UNIX
8 17 (38.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 17 (38.64%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (36.36%) Subversion
9 16 (36.36%) ClearCase
10 15 (34.09%) PHP
10 15 (34.09%) Lua
11 14 (31.82%) J2EE
12 13 (29.55%) Bash Shell
12 13 (29.55%) Spring
13 12 (27.27%) Scrum
14 11 (25.00%) Sun
14 11 (25.00%) Sun Certification
15 10 (22.73%) C++
16 9 (20.45%) HTML
16 9 (20.45%) SQL
17 8 (18.18%) Web Services
17 8 (18.18%) Hibernate
17 8 (18.18%) Ruby

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 1 (2.27%) IIS
1 1 (2.27%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.27%) Big Data
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (56.82%) Maven
2 20 (45.45%) Ant
2 20 (45.45%) Apache Ivy
3 17 (38.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 16 (36.36%) Subversion
4 16 (36.36%) ClearCase
5 5 (11.36%) Eclipse
5 5 (11.36%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.82%) LoadRunner
6 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio
6 3 (6.82%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.82%) Finance
3 3 (6.82%) Electronics
3 3 (6.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (79.55%) Developer
2 31 (70.45%) Java Developer
3 15 (34.09%) Senior Developer
4 13 (29.55%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) J2EE Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Java Web Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 1 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.27%) Architect
8 1 (2.27%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.27%) C++ Team Leader
8 1 (2.27%) Python Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.27%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.82%) J2EE
2 13 (29.55%) Spring
3 9 (20.45%) HTML
4 8 (18.18%) Web Services
4 8 (18.18%) Hibernate
5 7 (15.91%) jQuery
5 7 (15.91%) CSS
6 5 (11.36%) .NET
6 5 (11.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (11.36%) Spring MVC
6 5 (11.36%) Apache Camel
7 4 (9.09%) XML
8 2 (4.55%) WCF
8 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
8 2 (4.55%) SOAP
8 2 (4.55%) XSD
8 2 (4.55%) XSLT
8 2 (4.55%) DHTML
9 1 (2.27%) Middleware
9 1 (2.27%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.91%) UNIX
2 7 (15.91%) Linux
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.27%) Windows
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (47.73%) OO
1 21 (47.73%) Release Management
2 20 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (38.64%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (27.27%) Scrum
5 7 (15.91%) TDD
5 7 (15.91%) Unit Testing
6 5 (11.36%) MVC
6 5 (11.36%) OOD
6 5 (11.36%) BDD
7 3 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (6.82%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.82%) Software Testing
7 3 (6.82%) Programme Management
7 3 (6.82%) User Stories
7 3 (6.82%) Test Management
7 3 (6.82%) Test Scripting
7 3 (6.82%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (6.82%) Functional Testing
8 2 (4.55%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (68.18%) JavaScript
2 25 (56.82%) Python
3 23 (52.27%) Perl
4 15 (34.09%) PHP
4 15 (34.09%) Lua
5 13 (29.55%) Bash Shell
6 10 (22.73%) C++
7 9 (20.45%) SQL
8 8 (18.18%) Ruby
9 4 (9.09%) C#
10 3 (6.82%) VB
10 3 (6.82%) VB.NET
11 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
12 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (65.91%) DV Cleared
1 29 (65.91%) Security Cleared
2 11 (25.00%) Sun Certification
3 5 (11.36%) OCPJP
4 3 (6.82%) ISEB
4 3 (6.82%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) Sun
2 4 (9.09%) SAP
3 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.55%) Oracle
5 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.27%) Rackspace