The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the East of England region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 16 26 16
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Contract jobs citing Java 232 124 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.53% 5.59% 7.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.64% 14.45% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 55 132
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £255 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 15
Average hourly rate £39.25 £27.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.72% -19.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £22.49 £26.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.44 £55.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Programming Languages Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1181 858 1317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 38.31% 38.65% 42.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 468 663
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 79 117
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £27.48 £26.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Java
England

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 2014.

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 2014.

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 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +2 84 £400 -11.11% 23
Essex +16 66 £425 +6.25% 9
Cambridgeshire -11 37 £400 +6.66% 32
Suffolk +11 21 £350 +40.00%
Bedfordshire 0 21 £375 - 5
Norfolk +9 6 £300 -25.00%
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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.

1 174 (41.53%) SQL
2 145 (34.61%) UNIX
3 142 (33.89%) Oracle
4 124 (29.59%) HTML
5 118 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
6 113 (26.97%) Finance
7 112 (26.73%) Linux
8 109 (26.01%) J2EE
9 105 (25.06%) JavaScript
10 103 (24.58%) OO
11 102 (24.34%) E-Commerce
12 87 (20.76%) Web Services
13 86 (20.53%) CSS
14 82 (19.57%) .NET
15 77 (18.38%) XML
16 72 (17.18%) TDD
17 69 (16.47%) SQL Server
18 61 (14.56%) Tomcat
19 55 (13.13%) Spring
20 53 (12.65%) MySQL
21 52 (12.41%) Solaris
21 52 (12.41%) IBM
21 52 (12.41%) Subversion
21 52 (12.41%) Relational Database
22 51 (12.17%) Retail
22 51 (12.17%) C#
23 50 (11.93%) Web Development
24 48 (11.46%) Apache
24 48 (11.46%) Scrum
25 45 (10.74%) WebSphere

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 61 (14.56%) Tomcat
2 48 (11.46%) Apache
3 45 (10.74%) WebSphere
4 41 (9.79%) WebLogic
5 16 (3.82%) CMS
6 15 (3.58%) IIS
7 10 (2.39%) MQSeries
8 9 (2.15%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (2.15%) Drupal
8 9 (2.15%) Liferay
9 6 (1.43%) Oracle Service Bus
10 5 (1.19%) Alfresco
10 5 (1.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 4 (0.95%) Node.js
12 3 (0.72%) Gentran
12 3 (0.72%) Sonic ESB
12 3 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.72%) LiveCycle
12 3 (0.72%) GlassFish
12 3 (0.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (3.10%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.19%) Fireworks
3 3 (0.72%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.24%) MS Office
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) FrameMaker
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 10 (2.39%) Magento
2 8 (1.91%) Oracle CRM
3 5 (1.19%) RiskWrite
3 5 (1.19%) Tridion
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.24%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.24%) Maximo
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.43%) SaaS
2 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.48%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (0.24%) Force.com
3 1 (0.24%) PaaS
3 1 (0.24%) GitHub
3 1 (0.24%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.44%) HTTP
1 27 (6.44%) Internet
2 13 (3.10%) LDAP
3 12 (2.86%) DNS
4 8 (1.91%) Kerberos
5 7 (1.67%) DHCP
6 6 (1.43%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.43%) NFC
7 4 (0.95%) SMPP
7 4 (0.95%) SAN
8 3 (0.72%) Intranet
8 3 (0.72%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.72%) FTP
8 3 (0.72%) SMS
9 2 (0.48%) SSL
9 2 (0.48%) X.509
9 2 (0.48%) Firewall
9 2 (0.48%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.48%) NAS
10 1 (0.24%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (16.47%) SQL Server
2 53 (12.65%) MySQL
3 52 (12.41%) Relational Database
4 19 (4.53%) RDBMS
5 17 (4.06%) Oracle Reports
6 16 (3.82%) Oracle Database
7 15 (3.58%) MongoDB
8 14 (3.34%) NoSQL
9 12 (2.86%) DB2
9 12 (2.86%) Crystal Reports
10 8 (1.91%) JasperReports
11 7 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.43%) DTS
12 6 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (0.95%) Essbase
14 4 (0.95%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 52 (12.41%) Subversion
2 37 (8.83%) Ant
3 36 (8.59%) Git (software)
4 29 (6.92%) Eclipse
5 26 (6.21%) JUnit
6 21 (5.01%) Maven
7 18 (4.30%) Jenkins
8 15 (3.58%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 12 (2.86%) Log4j
10 7 (1.67%) Selenium
11 6 (1.43%) XDoclet
11 6 (1.43%) IntelliJ
12 5 (1.19%) Visual Studio
12 5 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (1.19%) JIRA
12 5 (1.19%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.95%) LoadRunner
13 4 (0.95%) JMeter
14 3 (0.72%) NUnit
14 3 (0.72%) Mockito
General
1 113 (26.97%) Finance
2 51 (12.17%) Retail
3 26 (6.21%) Manufacturing
4 22 (5.25%) Marketing
5 12 (2.86%) Advertising
6 11 (2.63%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.39%) Banking
8 6 (1.43%) Automotive
9 4 (0.95%) Back Office
9 4 (0.95%) Electronics
10 2 (0.48%) Publishing
10 2 (0.48%) Games
10 2 (0.48%) Legal
11 1 (0.24%) French Language
11 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 215 (51.31%) Developer
2 105 (25.06%) Java Developer
3 56 (13.37%) Architect
4 38 (9.07%) Project Manager
5 33 (7.88%) Analyst
5 33 (7.88%) Solutions Architect
6 30 (7.16%) Senior Developer
7 16 (3.82%) Technical Architect
7 16 (3.82%) C# Developer
7 16 (3.82%) Senior Java Developer
7 16 (3.82%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 14 (3.34%) Java Architect
9 13 (3.10%) Java Engineer
9 13 (3.10%) Programmer
10 12 (2.86%) Applications Support
11 11 (2.63%) Software Developer
11 11 (2.63%) Agile Project Manager
11 11 (2.63%) Senior C# Developer
12 10 (2.39%) Web Developer
12 10 (2.39%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (29.59%) HTML
2 109 (26.01%) J2EE
3 87 (20.76%) Web Services
4 86 (20.53%) CSS
5 82 (19.57%) .NET
6 77 (18.38%) XML
7 55 (13.13%) Spring
8 44 (10.50%) Ajax
9 39 (9.31%) JSP
10 38 (9.07%) Hibernate
10 38 (9.07%) XSLT
11 33 (7.88%) Struts
12 28 (6.68%) jQuery
13 26 (6.21%) HTML5
14 25 (5.97%) JSON
15 24 (5.73%) Middleware
16 23 (5.49%) XHTML
16 23 (5.49%) SOAP
17 21 (5.01%) ASP.NET
17 21 (5.01%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.40%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (3.58%) Open Source
3 14 (3.34%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.10%) Web 2.0
5 10 (2.39%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.91%) Social Media
6 8 (1.91%) W3C
7 7 (1.67%) Clustering
7 7 (1.67%) PKI
8 6 (1.43%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.43%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.43%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.19%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.95%) Blog
10 4 (0.95%) GIS
11 3 (0.72%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.72%) iPhone
11 3 (0.72%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.48%) DataPower
12 2 (0.48%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 145 (34.61%) UNIX
2 112 (26.73%) Linux
3 52 (12.41%) Solaris
4 44 (10.50%) Windows
5 25 (5.97%) Apple iOS
6 23 (5.49%) Android
7 21 (5.01%) Mac OS X
8 8 (1.91%) Oracle Linux
9 7 (1.67%) HPUX
9 7 (1.67%) bada
10 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.72%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.48%) AIX
12 1 (0.24%) zOS
12 1 (0.24%) VMS
12 1 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (24.58%) OO
3 102 (24.34%) E-Commerce
4 72 (17.18%) TDD
5 50 (11.93%) Web Development
6 48 (11.46%) Scrum
7 42 (10.02%) Project Management
7 42 (10.02%) UML
8 41 (9.79%) SOA
9 32 (7.64%) OOD
9 32 (7.64%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (7.16%) Waterfall
11 28 (6.68%) MVC
12 21 (5.01%) Multithreading
13 20 (4.77%) Unit Testing
13 20 (4.77%) Configuration Management
14 18 (4.30%) Software Engineering
15 16 (3.82%) ITIL
16 15 (3.58%) RUP
17 14 (3.34%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 174 (41.53%) SQL
2 105 (25.06%) JavaScript
3 51 (12.17%) C#
4 40 (9.55%) PHP
5 36 (8.59%) Perl
6 35 (8.35%) PL/SQL
7 33 (7.88%) C++
8 22 (5.25%) C
9 20 (4.77%) Python
10 17 (4.06%) XPath
11 15 (3.58%) Shell Script
12 13 (3.10%) Ruby
13 9 (2.15%) Groovy
13 9 (2.15%) T-SQL
13 9 (2.15%) VB
14 7 (1.67%) VB6
15 6 (1.43%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.43%) VB.NET
15 6 (1.43%) Delphi
16 5 (1.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (9.31%) Degree
2 21 (5.01%) Sun Certification
3 13 (3.10%) Security Cleared
4 11 (2.63%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.95%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.48%) HND
7 2 (0.48%) ISEB
7 2 (0.48%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.06%) QA
2 6 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.95%) SLA
4 1 (0.24%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.24%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 5 (1.19%) Active Directory
1 5 (1.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 3 (0.72%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.48%) Squid
3 2 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.48%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.24%) KVM
4 1 (0.24%) Docker
4 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (1.67%) Tivoli
2 7 (1.67%) Puppet
3 2 (0.48%) OpenSSO
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.24%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Statspack
4 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 142 (33.89%) Oracle
2 52 (12.41%) IBM
3 40 (9.55%) Sun
4 38 (9.07%) JBoss
5 29 (6.92%) Sybase
6 26 (6.21%) Microsoft
7 16 (3.82%) SAP
7 16 (3.82%) hybris
8 13 (3.10%) AccuRev
9 12 (2.86%) Business Objects
10 11 (2.63%) JD Edwards
11 7 (1.67%) ATG
11 7 (1.67%) Endeca
11 7 (1.67%) Symbian
11 7 (1.67%) Interwoven
12 6 (1.43%) Adobe
12 6 (1.43%) Twitter
13 5 (1.19%) Elastic Path
13 5 (1.19%) Facebook
13 5 (1.19%) HP
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Hertfordshire
DP Connect
Rate: £50000 per day + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago
Ipswich
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £42000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Norwich
Polkadotfrog
Rate: £10 - £30 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Sanger Institute
Rate: £30196 - £38088 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 27 days ago