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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 20 16 12
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing Java 246 209 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.55% 8.56% 9.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.85% 20.92% 23.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 79 141
Average daily rate
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£425 £371 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.55% -12.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £269 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.12% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 20 27
Average hourly rate £40.50 £37.88 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.93% +16.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £22.43 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -3.47%
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
1126 999 1212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 39.14% 40.91% 41.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 517 624
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 109 100
Average hourly rate £41.00 £36.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.05 £13.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 +9 116 £450 +31.29% 27
Hertfordshire -14 48 £396 -6.76% 52
Cambridgeshire -28 33 £469 +25.00% 53
Suffolk +22 22 £401 +3.35% 8
Norfolk +8 14 £500 +81.81% 4
Bedfordshire -4 14 £415 -7.77% 5
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 247 (47.23%) SQL
2 201 (38.43%) Oracle
3 184 (35.18%) HTML
3 184 (35.18%) XML
4 183 (34.99%) UNIX
5 180 (34.42%) Agile Software Development
6 178 (34.03%) Linux
7 158 (30.21%) Spring
8 143 (27.34%) JavaScript
9 142 (27.15%) J2EE
10 131 (25.05%) Web Services
11 126 (24.09%) Hibernate
12 121 (23.14%) CSS
12 121 (23.14%) MySQL
12 121 (23.14%) Relational Database
13 112 (21.41%) PL/SQL
14 103 (19.69%) Finance
15 99 (18.93%) REST
16 92 (17.59%) MVC
17 90 (17.21%) UML
18 88 (16.83%) Web Development
19 85 (16.25%) JBoss
20 80 (15.30%) Scrum
21 78 (14.91%) OO
22 71 (13.58%) TDD
23 70 (13.38%) Spring MVC
23 70 (13.38%) WebLogic
24 69 (13.19%) Eclipse
25 64 (12.24%) WebSphere
26 62 (11.85%) Mac OS X

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 85 (16.25%) JBoss
2 70 (13.38%) WebLogic
3 64 (12.24%) WebSphere
4 49 (9.37%) Tomcat
5 44 (8.41%) Apache
6 23 (4.40%) MQSeries
6 23 (4.40%) CMS
7 15 (2.87%) Adobe CQ
8 12 (2.29%) WebSphere Application Server
9 11 (2.10%) Node.js
10 10 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (1.91%) Apache ServiceMix
11 8 (1.53%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
12 7 (1.34%) Oracle Service Bus
13 5 (0.96%) Liferay
13 5 (0.96%) Apache Pig
14 4 (0.76%) Confluence
14 4 (0.76%) IBM HTTP Server
15 3 (0.57%) WebLogic Portal
15 3 (0.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (3.63%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.06%) MS Office
3 6 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.76%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.38%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.19%) MS Project
6 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.72%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.19%) Retail-J
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.19%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
2 4 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.57%) Amazon S3
3 3 (0.57%) CloudFront
4 2 (0.38%) GitHub
4 2 (0.38%) IaaS
4 2 (0.38%) PaaS
5 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.19%) SaaS
5 1 (0.19%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 54 (10.33%) LDAP
2 44 (8.41%) HTTP
3 29 (5.54%) Internet
4 13 (2.49%) TCP/IP
5 11 (2.10%) Firewall
6 8 (1.53%) Intranet
6 8 (1.53%) SAN
6 8 (1.53%) VPN
6 8 (1.53%) DNS
7 7 (1.34%) Extranet
8 6 (1.15%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (0.76%) Wireless
10 3 (0.57%) VRRP
10 3 (0.57%) DHCP
11 2 (0.38%) UMTS
11 2 (0.38%) WLAN
11 2 (0.38%) WCDMA
11 2 (0.38%) Bluetooth
11 2 (0.38%) Broadband
11 2 (0.38%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (23.14%) MySQL
1 121 (23.14%) Relational Database
2 49 (9.37%) MariaDB
3 44 (8.41%) Oracle Database
4 35 (6.69%) MongoDB
5 30 (5.74%) NoSQL
6 28 (5.35%) SQL Server
7 25 (4.78%) RDBMS
7 25 (4.78%) Neo4j
8 15 (2.87%) DB2
8 15 (2.87%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (1.91%) Big Data
10 8 (1.53%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (1.34%) DTS
11 7 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.96%) Data Mining
12 5 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.96%) Couchbase
12 5 (0.96%) DbVisualizer
12 5 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 69 (13.19%) Eclipse
2 60 (11.47%) Git (software)
3 53 (10.13%) Maven
4 51 (9.75%) JUnit
5 46 (8.80%) Ant
6 45 (8.60%) Subversion
7 32 (6.12%) Selenium
8 31 (5.93%) JIRA
8 31 (5.93%) Jenkins
9 19 (3.63%) IntelliJ
10 17 (3.25%) QuickTest Pro
11 14 (2.68%) Oracle Forms
12 13 (2.49%) WebDriver
12 13 (2.49%) Mockito
13 11 (2.10%) SoapUI
14 8 (1.53%) LoadRunner
15 7 (1.34%) NUnit
15 7 (1.34%) Cucumber
16 6 (1.15%) JBehave
16 6 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 103 (19.69%) Finance
2 31 (5.93%) Retail
3 21 (4.02%) Manufacturing
4 20 (3.82%) Marketing
5 15 (2.87%) Banking
6 12 (2.29%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.10%) Publishing
8 8 (1.53%) Automotive
9 5 (0.96%) Legal
10 3 (0.57%) Advertising
10 3 (0.57%) German Language
11 2 (0.38%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.38%) French Language
11 2 (0.38%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.38%) Electronics
12 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.19%) Front Office
12 1 (0.19%) Law
12 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 309 (59.08%) Developer
2 192 (36.71%) Java Developer
3 58 (11.09%) Architect
4 51 (9.75%) Senior Developer
5 37 (7.07%) Senior Java Developer
6 30 (5.74%) Analyst
7 27 (5.16%) Solutions Architect
8 26 (4.97%) Tester
9 24 (4.59%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 20 (3.82%) Java Architect
10 20 (3.82%) Software Developer
10 20 (3.82%) Software Engineer
11 13 (2.49%) Web Developer
12 12 (2.29%) Lead Developer
12 12 (2.29%) Project Manager
12 12 (2.29%) Oracle Developer
13 11 (2.10%) Technical Architect
13 11 (2.10%) Front-End Developer
13 11 (2.10%) Designer
14 10 (1.91%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (35.18%) HTML
1 184 (35.18%) XML
2 158 (30.21%) Spring
3 142 (27.15%) J2EE
4 131 (25.05%) Web Services
5 126 (24.09%) Hibernate
6 121 (23.14%) CSS
7 99 (18.93%) REST
8 70 (13.38%) Spring MVC
9 61 (11.66%) .NET
10 56 (10.71%) JAAS
11 51 (9.75%) JSP
12 50 (9.56%) JPA
13 49 (9.37%) SOAP
13 49 (9.37%) Ajax
14 44 (8.41%) Struts
15 37 (7.07%) jQuery
15 37 (7.07%) HTML5
16 36 (6.88%) XSLT
17 33 (6.31%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 56 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
2 31 (5.93%) Computer Science
3 27 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (4.59%) Open Source
5 22 (4.21%) User Experience
6 21 (4.02%) Mathematics
7 19 (3.63%) Visualisation
8 14 (2.68%) Biology
8 14 (2.68%) N-Tier
9 10 (1.91%) Replication
9 10 (1.91%) Data Integration
10 9 (1.72%) Life Science
10 9 (1.72%) Clustering
11 8 (1.53%) Data Structures
12 7 (1.34%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.34%) PKI
12 7 (1.34%) W3C
13 6 (1.15%) Mainframe
13 6 (1.15%) GIS
14 5 (0.96%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 183 (34.99%) UNIX
2 178 (34.03%) Linux
3 62 (11.85%) Mac OS X
4 49 (9.37%) Windows
5 28 (5.35%) Solaris
6 16 (3.06%) Oracle Linux
7 13 (2.49%) Android
8 7 (1.34%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.76%) SUSE
10 4 (0.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.57%) HPUX
11 3 (0.57%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.38%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.19%) bada
13 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone 7
13 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.19%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.19%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (34.42%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (17.59%) MVC
3 90 (17.21%) UML
4 88 (16.83%) Web Development
5 80 (15.30%) Scrum
6 78 (14.91%) OO
7 71 (13.58%) TDD
8 52 (9.94%) SOA
9 49 (9.37%) E-Commerce
10 45 (8.60%) Configuration Management
11 41 (7.84%) Software Engineering
12 39 (7.46%) Unit Testing
13 38 (7.27%) Web Design
14 36 (6.88%) Responsive Web Design
15 32 (6.12%) Mentoring
16 28 (5.35%) Waterfall
17 27 (5.16%) Continuous Integration
18 26 (4.97%) Test Automation
18 26 (4.97%) Enterprise Architecture
19 24 (4.59%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 247 (47.23%) SQL
2 143 (27.34%) JavaScript
3 112 (21.41%) PL/SQL
4 32 (6.12%) C++
5 31 (5.93%) Perl
6 30 (5.74%) Shell Script
7 29 (5.54%) C#
7 29 (5.54%) Python
8 21 (4.02%) C
9 17 (3.25%) PHP
10 12 (2.29%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.34%) Ruby
11 7 (1.34%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.34%) VBA
12 6 (1.15%) XPath
13 5 (0.96%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.96%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.57%) VB
14 3 (0.57%) Groovy
15 2 (0.38%) VB6
Qualifications
1 49 (9.37%) Degree
2 27 (5.16%) Security Cleared
3 26 (4.97%) Sun Certification
4 16 (3.06%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.91%) ISEB
6 7 (1.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (0.96%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.38%) APMP
8 2 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.38%) HND
8 2 (0.38%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.19%) CISM
9 1 (0.19%) CEH
9 1 (0.19%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.19%) CISSP
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.19%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.44%) QA
2 5 (0.96%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.38%) SNOMED CT
3 2 (0.38%) SLA
3 2 (0.38%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.19%) JTAG
4 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (0.96%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (0.76%) Xen
3 3 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.57%) KVM
3 3 (0.57%) Docker
4 2 (0.38%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.38%) Firmware
5 1 (0.19%) RACF
5 1 (0.19%) Samba
5 1 (0.19%) SAP ITS
5 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.19%) qmail
Systems Management
1 13 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (1.72%) Puppet
3 6 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.57%) Nagios
4 3 (0.57%) OpenAM
4 3 (0.57%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.38%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 2 (0.38%) SCOM
6 1 (0.19%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.19%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.19%) Oozie
6 1 (0.19%) Bacula
Vendors
1 201 (38.43%) Oracle
2 43 (8.22%) IBM
3 37 (7.07%) Microsoft
4 33 (6.31%) Sun
5 19 (3.63%) AccuRev
6 15 (2.87%) FatWire
6 15 (2.87%) Atlassian
7 14 (2.68%) HP
7 14 (2.68%) Adobe
8 11 (2.10%) SAP
9 8 (1.53%) Sybase
10 6 (1.15%) TIBCO
10 6 (1.15%) BEA
10 6 (1.15%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.96%) JD Edwards
12 4 (0.76%) webMethods
12 4 (0.76%) VMware
12 4 (0.76%) Business Objects
12 4 (0.76%) hybris
12 4 (0.76%) Twitter
Cambridge
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £380 to £425 per day £competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southend-on-Sea
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £550 - 650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Aquent
Rate: Up to £400 per day - 12 month contract, Immediate start
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough
The People Network
Rate: £1 per annum + contract, good rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £265 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough
The People Network
Rate: £1 per annum + Excellent rates
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Cambridgeshire
Sanger
Posted: 16 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
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