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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 15 19 26
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs citing Java 233 233 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.83% 7.47% 5.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.98% 19.53% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 134 57
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £290 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +42.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £32.75 £22.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
897 1193 879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 33.99% 38.26% 38.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 650 479
Average daily rate £370 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 77 79
Average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £26.00 £27.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Essex +9 92 £400 -5.88% 13
Cambridgeshire +17 59 £370 -7.50% 61
Hertfordshire -9 48 £375 -6.25% 29
Bedfordshire +2 24 £475 +26.66% 5
Norfolk +3 5 £350 +16.66% 2
Suffolk -10 5 £450 +28.57% 8
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 185 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (36.26%) HTML
3 155 (34.91%) J2EE
4 126 (28.38%) Web Services
5 123 (27.70%) XML
5 123 (27.70%) SQL
5 123 (27.70%) JavaScript
6 106 (23.87%) CSS
7 95 (21.40%) Linux
8 92 (20.72%) Oracle
9 89 (20.05%) Spring
10 86 (19.37%) HTML5
11 73 (16.44%) TDD
12 71 (15.99%) SOAP
13 69 (15.54%) REST
14 65 (14.64%) UNIX
15 64 (14.41%) Hibernate
16 61 (13.74%) Scrum
17 59 (13.29%) SQL Server
18 57 (12.84%) E-Commerce
19 53 (11.94%) Relational Database
20 52 (11.71%) SOA
21 50 (11.26%) Selenium
21 50 (11.26%) Continuous Integration
22 49 (11.04%) JUnit
23 48 (10.81%) .NET
24 46 (10.36%) Windows
24 46 (10.36%) Git (software)
24 46 (10.36%) Ajax
24 46 (10.36%) WebSphere

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 46 (10.36%) WebSphere
2 40 (9.01%) WebLogic
3 32 (7.21%) JBoss
4 21 (4.73%) CMS
5 19 (4.28%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (3.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 10 (2.25%) MQSeries
8 9 (2.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (1.80%) Confluence
9 8 (1.80%) Tomcat
10 7 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (1.58%) WebSphere Application Server
10 7 (1.58%) SharePoint
11 6 (1.35%) Apache Spark
12 5 (1.13%) IIS
12 5 (1.13%) Apache Pig
12 5 (1.13%) WildFly
13 4 (0.90%) Node.js
13 4 (0.90%) GlassFish
13 4 (0.90%) Documentum
Applications
1 10 (2.25%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.13%) Doxygen
3 4 (0.90%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.68%) MS Office
4 3 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.68%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.23%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.23%) MS Project
6 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.90%) Tridion
3 2 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.45%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.45%) ResourceLink
3 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.23%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.23%) AWD
4 1 (0.23%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.38%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.68%) Amazon S3
3 3 (0.68%) PaaS
4 2 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (0.45%) IaaS
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.23%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.23%) GitHub
5 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.70%) HTTP
2 9 (2.03%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.80%) LDAP
4 7 (1.58%) Internet
5 5 (1.13%) Wireless
6 2 (0.45%) NAS
6 2 (0.45%) SSH
6 2 (0.45%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.45%) Broadband
6 2 (0.45%) FTP
7 1 (0.23%) Firewall
7 1 (0.23%) Intranet
7 1 (0.23%) Telnet
7 1 (0.23%) SAN
7 1 (0.23%) SSL
7 1 (0.23%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.23%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (13.29%) SQL Server
2 53 (11.94%) Relational Database
3 39 (8.78%) MySQL
4 25 (5.63%) Oracle Database
5 22 (4.95%) Couchbase
6 14 (3.15%) NoSQL
7 13 (2.93%) MongoDB
8 11 (2.48%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.80%) MariaDB
9 8 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (1.80%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (1.58%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.35%) Impala
11 6 (1.35%) Apache Hive
11 6 (1.35%) Big Data
11 6 (1.35%) Sqoop
12 5 (1.13%) Ingres
12 5 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.68%) DB2
13 3 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 50 (11.26%) Selenium
2 49 (11.04%) JUnit
3 46 (10.36%) Git (software)
4 45 (10.14%) JIRA
4 45 (10.14%) Eclipse
5 38 (8.56%) Ant
6 29 (6.53%) Jenkins
7 24 (5.41%) Maven
8 20 (4.50%) SoapUI
9 18 (4.05%) Subversion
10 17 (3.83%) Cucumber
11 14 (3.15%) AccuRev
12 10 (2.25%) Talend Open Studio
13 9 (2.03%) WebDriver
13 9 (2.03%) Grunt
13 9 (2.03%) Bower
14 8 (1.80%) IntelliJ
15 7 (1.58%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
15 7 (1.58%) JBehave
15 7 (1.58%) Mercurial
General
1 38 (8.56%) Finance
2 28 (6.31%) Retail
3 20 (4.50%) Telecoms
3 20 (4.50%) Marketing
4 18 (4.05%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.25%) Banking
5 10 (2.25%) Games
6 8 (1.80%) Legal
6 8 (1.80%) Automotive
7 7 (1.58%) Electronics
8 3 (0.68%) Billing
9 2 (0.45%) Publishing
10 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.23%) Back Office
10 1 (0.23%) Law
10 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 260 (58.56%) Developer
2 157 (35.36%) Java Developer
3 77 (17.34%) Architect
4 42 (9.46%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 28 (6.31%) Solutions Architect
5 28 (6.31%) Senior Developer
6 23 (5.18%) Technical Architect
7 22 (4.95%) Senior Java Developer
8 21 (4.73%) Java Architect
9 18 (4.05%) Analyst
9 18 (4.05%) Software Engineer
10 17 (3.83%) Front-End Developer
11 12 (2.70%) Java Software Engineer
11 12 (2.70%) Software Developer
11 12 (2.70%) Lead Developer
12 11 (2.48%) J2EE Developer
13 9 (2.03%) Tester
13 9 (2.03%) Agile Coach
14 8 (1.80%) Hybris Developer
14 8 (1.80%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (36.26%) HTML
2 155 (34.91%) J2EE
3 126 (28.38%) Web Services
4 123 (27.70%) XML
5 106 (23.87%) CSS
6 89 (20.05%) Spring
7 86 (19.37%) HTML5
8 71 (15.99%) SOAP
9 69 (15.54%) REST
10 64 (14.41%) Hibernate
11 48 (10.81%) .NET
12 46 (10.36%) Ajax
13 45 (10.14%) TopLink
14 39 (8.78%) JSP
15 38 (8.56%) XHTML
16 37 (8.33%) jQuery
17 26 (5.86%) JSF
17 26 (5.86%) Struts
18 24 (5.41%) AngularJS
18 24 (5.41%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.86%) Open Source
2 20 (4.50%) User Experience
3 15 (3.38%) Clustering
4 13 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (2.70%) W3C
6 11 (2.48%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.25%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.80%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.58%) FMCG
9 7 (1.58%) Visualisation
9 7 (1.58%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (1.13%) 3D Graphics
10 5 (1.13%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.13%) PMI
10 5 (1.13%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.90%) Web 2.0
11 4 (0.90%) LIMS
12 3 (0.68%) Graphic Design
12 3 (0.68%) iSeries
12 3 (0.68%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 95 (21.40%) Linux
2 65 (14.64%) UNIX
3 46 (10.36%) Windows
4 43 (9.68%) Solaris
5 9 (2.03%) Android
6 8 (1.80%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.13%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.45%) CentOS
9 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.23%) AIX
10 1 (0.23%) HPUX
10 1 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (16.44%) TDD
3 61 (13.74%) Scrum
4 57 (12.84%) E-Commerce
5 52 (11.71%) SOA
6 50 (11.26%) Continuous Integration
7 41 (9.23%) Content Management
7 41 (9.23%) OO
8 40 (9.01%) Software Engineering
9 35 (7.88%) UML
10 32 (7.21%) User Stories
11 31 (6.98%) MVC
12 27 (6.08%) Web Development
12 27 (6.08%) Mentoring
13 26 (5.86%) Test Automation
14 21 (4.73%) B2C
15 20 (4.50%) BDD
16 18 (4.05%) DevOps
16 18 (4.05%) Digital Marketing
16 18 (4.05%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 123 (27.70%) SQL
1 123 (27.70%) JavaScript
2 40 (9.01%) C#
3 32 (7.21%) Python
4 29 (6.53%) Ruby
5 26 (5.86%) PL/SQL
6 20 (4.50%) C++
7 13 (2.93%) Perl
8 11 (2.48%) C
9 10 (2.25%) Scala
9 10 (2.25%) PHP
10 6 (1.35%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.35%) Groovy
11 5 (1.13%) Objective-C
12 4 (0.90%) XPath
12 4 (0.90%) VBA
12 4 (0.90%) VB
12 4 (0.90%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.68%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (6.31%) Degree
2 17 (3.83%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.93%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.25%) Sun Certification
5 5 (1.13%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.90%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.45%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.45%) ISEB
8 1 (0.23%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.23%) MCP
8 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.23%) OCP
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.15%) QA
2 6 (1.35%) SLA
3 1 (0.23%) RosettaNet
3 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (1.35%) HDFS
2 4 (0.90%) Docker
2 4 (0.90%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.45%) Firmware
4 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.35%) OpenAM
3 3 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.68%) Puppet
4 2 (0.45%) Ansible
4 2 (0.45%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.45%) Oozie
4 2 (0.45%) SCOM
4 2 (0.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 92 (20.72%) Oracle
2 32 (7.21%) IBM
3 28 (6.31%) Microsoft
4 20 (4.50%) hybris
5 17 (3.83%) SAP
6 12 (2.70%) FatWire
7 11 (2.48%) Google
8 10 (2.25%) Talend
9 9 (2.03%) Adobe
10 8 (1.80%) Sun
11 7 (1.58%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.35%) Atlassian
13 5 (1.13%) ATG
13 5 (1.13%) Business Objects
13 5 (1.13%) ForgeRock
14 4 (0.90%) HP
14 4 (0.90%) JD Edwards
14 4 (0.90%) TIBCO
15 3 (0.68%) OpenText
15 3 (0.68%) webMethods
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