The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 14 17 19
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Java 227 224 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.94% 8.46% 7.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.71% 20.93% 19.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 124 91
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £560 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £363 £361
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 6
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.58 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £29.35 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £36.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-9.00% +17.64%
Java
England

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

Programming Languages Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
883 1070 919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 34.78% 40.39% 39.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 586 511
Average daily rate £351 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 81 60
Average hourly rate £39.50 £37.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £23.20 £27.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.63 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.06 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.70%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Java Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Java
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Java Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the East of England region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Java Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Java
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the East of England region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Java Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Java
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the East of England region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +4 73 £375 -6.25% 34
Essex +6 69 £400 -11.11% 31
Cambridgeshire -6 34 £500 +33.33% 45
Bedfordshire +3 27 £428 +14.00% 6
Suffolk +4 18 £400 - 6
Norfolk -2 5 £300 +2.12% 6
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

1 195 (39.71%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (38.90%) HTML
3 168 (34.22%) SQL
4 156 (31.77%) XML
5 145 (29.53%) Linux
6 143 (29.12%) J2EE
7 142 (28.92%) Oracle
8 133 (27.09%) Spring
9 132 (26.88%) JavaScript
10 128 (26.07%) Web Services
11 125 (25.46%) CSS
12 124 (25.25%) UNIX
13 107 (21.79%) REST
14 97 (19.76%) Relational Database
15 96 (19.55%) Hibernate
16 87 (17.72%) TDD
17 83 (16.90%) MySQL
18 82 (16.70%) MVC
19 77 (15.68%) Scrum
20 70 (14.26%) JBoss
20 70 (14.26%) HTML5
21 68 (13.85%) Web Development
22 67 (13.65%) PL/SQL
23 65 (13.24%) SOAP
24 62 (12.63%) UML
25 61 (12.42%) Spring MVC
26 56 (11.41%) Git (software)
26 56 (11.41%) SOA
26 56 (11.41%) Eclipse
27 51 (10.39%) .NET

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 70 (14.26%) JBoss
2 44 (8.96%) WebSphere
3 43 (8.76%) WebLogic
4 21 (4.28%) CMS
5 19 (3.87%) Tomcat
5 19 (3.87%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (2.44%) Apache
7 11 (2.24%) MQSeries
8 9 (1.83%) Adobe CQ
8 9 (1.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (1.63%) Confluence
9 8 (1.63%) Node.js
9 8 (1.63%) Apache Pig
10 7 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (1.43%) SharePoint
11 6 (1.22%) WildFly
12 5 (1.02%) Apache Spark
12 5 (1.02%) Apache ServiceMix
13 4 (0.81%) Documentum
13 4 (0.81%) Liferay
Applications
1 11 (2.24%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.02%) MS Office
3 3 (0.61%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.20%) MS Project
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (1.63%) Oracle Payables
2 6 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.41%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.20%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.20%) AWD
4 1 (0.20%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.61%) PaaS
2 3 (0.61%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.41%) IaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.20%) GitHub
4 1 (0.20%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.20%) SaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 40 (8.15%) LDAP
2 39 (7.94%) HTTP
3 6 (1.22%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.22%) Internet
4 3 (0.61%) Wireless
5 2 (0.41%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.41%) DHCP
5 2 (0.41%) FTP
5 2 (0.41%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.41%) Broadband
5 2 (0.41%) SSL
5 2 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.41%) Firewall
5 2 (0.41%) Telnet
5 2 (0.41%) Intranet
5 2 (0.41%) SSH
5 2 (0.41%) NAS
6 1 (0.20%) Network Security
6 1 (0.20%) Extranet
6 1 (0.20%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (19.76%) Relational Database
2 83 (16.90%) MySQL
3 48 (9.78%) SQL Server
4 41 (8.35%) MariaDB
5 37 (7.54%) MongoDB
6 28 (5.70%) Oracle Database
7 26 (5.30%) Couchbase
8 24 (4.89%) Neo4j
8 24 (4.89%) NoSQL
9 14 (2.85%) Hadoop
10 10 (2.04%) Big Data
11 9 (1.83%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.83%) DTS
11 9 (1.83%) Apache Hive
12 8 (1.63%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
15 5 (1.02%) Ingres
15 5 (1.02%) Impala
Development Applications
1 56 (11.41%) Git (software)
1 56 (11.41%) Eclipse
2 51 (10.39%) Ant
3 50 (10.18%) JUnit
4 40 (8.15%) JIRA
5 39 (7.94%) Selenium
5 39 (7.94%) Maven
6 36 (7.33%) Jenkins
7 29 (5.91%) Subversion
8 19 (3.87%) SoapUI
9 16 (3.26%) IntelliJ
10 15 (3.05%) AccuRev
10 15 (3.05%) WebDriver
11 13 (2.65%) Cucumber
12 12 (2.44%) Talend Open Studio
13 9 (1.83%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
14 8 (1.63%) Mockito
14 8 (1.63%) Oracle Forms
15 7 (1.43%) JBehave
16 6 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 46 (9.37%) Finance
2 24 (4.89%) Retail
3 21 (4.28%) Marketing
4 19 (3.87%) Telecoms
5 15 (3.05%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.24%) Banking
7 5 (1.02%) Legal
8 4 (0.81%) Publishing
8 4 (0.81%) Automotive
9 2 (0.41%) Games
9 2 (0.41%) Electronics
9 2 (0.41%) French Language
9 2 (0.41%) German Language
9 2 (0.41%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.20%) Billing
10 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.20%) Front Office
10 1 (0.20%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 296 (60.29%) Developer
2 195 (39.71%) Java Developer
3 86 (17.52%) Architect
4 38 (7.74%) Senior Developer
5 34 (6.92%) Solutions Architect
5 34 (6.92%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 31 (6.31%) Senior Java Developer
7 24 (4.89%) Software Engineer
8 23 (4.68%) Technical Architect
9 21 (4.28%) Analyst
9 21 (4.28%) Java Architect
10 15 (3.05%) Lead Developer
11 14 (2.85%) Software Developer
12 13 (2.65%) Java Software Engineer
13 12 (2.44%) J2EE Developer
14 11 (2.24%) Tester
15 9 (1.83%) Lead Java Developer
15 9 (1.83%) Consultant
15 9 (1.83%) Agile Coach
16 8 (1.63%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (38.90%) HTML
2 156 (31.77%) XML
3 143 (29.12%) J2EE
4 133 (27.09%) Spring
5 128 (26.07%) Web Services
6 125 (25.46%) CSS
7 107 (21.79%) REST
8 96 (19.55%) Hibernate
9 70 (14.26%) HTML5
10 65 (13.24%) SOAP
11 61 (12.42%) Spring MVC
12 51 (10.39%) .NET
13 42 (8.55%) JAAS
14 41 (8.35%) Ajax
14 41 (8.35%) JAX-RS
15 39 (7.94%) JPA
16 34 (6.92%) TopLink
17 33 (6.72%) JSON
18 32 (6.52%) Struts
19 31 (6.31%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.37%) Enterprise Software
2 28 (5.70%) Open Source
3 19 (3.87%) Visualisation
4 16 (3.26%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.65%) Clustering
5 13 (2.65%) User Experience
6 11 (2.24%) N-Tier
7 8 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (1.63%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.63%) Data Integration
8 6 (1.22%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.22%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.22%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.22%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.02%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.02%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.02%) W3C
10 4 (0.81%) PMI
10 4 (0.81%) Biology
10 4 (0.81%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 145 (29.53%) Linux
2 124 (25.25%) UNIX
3 50 (10.18%) Mac OS X
4 42 (8.55%) Windows
5 34 (6.92%) Solaris
6 11 (2.24%) Android
7 7 (1.43%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.61%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.41%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.41%) CentOS
10 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (39.71%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (17.72%) TDD
3 82 (16.70%) MVC
4 77 (15.68%) Scrum
5 68 (13.85%) Web Development
6 62 (12.63%) UML
7 56 (11.41%) SOA
8 50 (10.18%) Continuous Integration
9 48 (9.78%) Software Engineering
10 46 (9.37%) OO
11 45 (9.16%) E-Commerce
12 39 (7.94%) Web Design
13 38 (7.74%) Mentoring
14 37 (7.54%) Configuration Management
15 35 (7.13%) Responsive Web Design
16 34 (6.92%) User Stories
17 30 (6.11%) Content Management
18 28 (5.70%) Unit Testing
19 27 (5.50%) Waterfall
20 25 (5.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 168 (34.22%) SQL
2 132 (26.88%) JavaScript
3 67 (13.65%) PL/SQL
4 41 (8.35%) Python
5 39 (7.94%) C#
6 26 (5.30%) Ruby
7 22 (4.48%) C++
8 14 (2.85%) Shell Script
9 9 (1.83%) C
9 9 (1.83%) Perl
9 9 (1.83%) PHP
10 8 (1.63%) Scala
11 5 (1.02%) XPath
12 4 (0.81%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.81%) VB
12 4 (0.81%) Objective-C
12 4 (0.81%) Groovy
13 3 (0.61%) VB6
13 3 (0.61%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (5.70%) Degree
2 26 (5.30%) Security Cleared
3 18 (3.67%) Sun Certification
4 15 (3.05%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.63%) VCP4
6 4 (0.81%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.61%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.61%) ISEB
8 2 (0.41%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.20%) OCP
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.20%) MCP
9 1 (0.20%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.44%) QA
2 4 (0.81%) SLA
3 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.20%) RosettaNet
3 1 (0.20%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5 (1.02%) HDFS
2 4 (0.81%) Docker
2 4 (0.81%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.41%) Firmware
4 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.20%) SAP ITS
4 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.22%) OpenAM
3 3 (0.61%) SCOM
3 3 (0.61%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 2 (0.41%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.41%) Oozie
5 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 142 (28.92%) Oracle
2 32 (6.52%) Microsoft
3 26 (5.30%) IBM
4 21 (4.28%) SAP
5 14 (2.85%) FatWire
5 14 (2.85%) Sun
6 12 (2.44%) Talend
7 11 (2.24%) Adobe
7 11 (2.24%) hybris
8 9 (1.83%) TIBCO
9 8 (1.63%) Business Objects
10 7 (1.43%) Google
10 7 (1.43%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.43%) HP
11 5 (1.02%) webMethods
11 5 (1.02%) ForgeRock
12 4 (0.81%) Vertica
12 4 (0.81%) Infobright
12 4 (0.81%) BEA
12 4 (0.81%) JD Edwards
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