The table below looks at the statistics for JSR 168 skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JSR 168 over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Portlet Specification (JSR 168)
Rank 568 567 581
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +14
Contract jobs citing JSR 168 5 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.008% 0.007%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.035% 0.028% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Average daily rate
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£332 £431 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.13% -17.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.83% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
JSR 168
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14295 14191 15028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.43% 29.39% 27.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9375 9302 9191
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 253 346
Average hourly rate £34.00 £36.00 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.69 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

JSR 168
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing JSR 168 across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

JSR 168 Jobs Demand Trend in England

JSR 168
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing JSR 168 across the England region.

JSR 168 Daily Rate Trend in England

JSR 168
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JSR 168 across the England region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

JSR 168 Daily Rate Histogram in England

JSR 168
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing JSR 168 across the England region.

JSR 168 Hourly Rate Trend in England

JSR 168
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JSR 168 within the England region over the 3 months to 16 September 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
South East -5 3 £330 -12.00%
London +17 2 £450 -4.00%
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JSR 168
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing JSR 168 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 JSR 168.

1 14 (100.00%) Java
1 14 (100.00%) Spring
2 11 (78.57%) Struts
3 10 (71.43%) J2EE
4 8 (57.14%) SOA
4 8 (57.14%) JSP
4 8 (57.14%) JSF
4 8 (57.14%) Ajax
4 8 (57.14%) WSRP
5 5 (35.71%) Open Source
5 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
6 4 (28.57%) MVC
6 4 (28.57%) Servlets
6 4 (28.57%) XML
6 4 (28.57%) XSLT
6 4 (28.57%) XHTML
6 4 (28.57%) HTML
6 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
6 4 (28.57%) TDD
6 4 (28.57%) Pair Programming
6 4 (28.57%) Velocity
6 4 (28.57%) JIRA
6 4 (28.57%) Gradle
6 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
6 4 (28.57%) Scala
6 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (28.57%) Groovy
7 3 (21.43%) Alfresco
7 3 (21.43%) Liferay

JSR 168
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing JSR 168 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 JSR 168. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) Apache
1 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
1 3 (21.43%) Alfresco
1 3 (21.43%) Liferay
2 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Portal
2 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) MongoDB
2 2 (14.29%) MySQL
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) JIRA
1 4 (28.57%) Gradle
1 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 3 (21.43%) Eclipse
2 3 (21.43%) IntelliJ
2 3 (21.43%) Subversion
3 2 (14.29%) Ant
General
1 1 (7.14%) Back Office
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) Portal Developer
3 5 (35.71%) Java Developer
4 4 (28.57%) Architect
5 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Portal Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior WebSphere Portal Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) Spring
2 11 (78.57%) Struts
3 10 (71.43%) J2EE
4 8 (57.14%) JSP
4 8 (57.14%) JSF
4 8 (57.14%) Ajax
4 8 (57.14%) WSRP
5 4 (28.57%) HTML
5 4 (28.57%) Velocity
5 4 (28.57%) Servlets
5 4 (28.57%) XML
5 4 (28.57%) XSLT
5 4 (28.57%) XHTML
6 2 (14.29%) J2SE
6 2 (14.29%) Hibernate
6 2 (14.29%) JSR 286
7 1 (7.14%) REST
7 1 (7.14%) CSS
7 1 (7.14%) jQuery
7 1 (7.14%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) SOA
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) TDD
3 4 (28.57%) Pair Programming
3 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (28.57%) MVC
3 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
4 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) Extreme Programming
5 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
5 2 (14.29%) Web Application Development
6 1 (7.14%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 4 (28.57%) Groovy
3 4 (28.57%) Scala
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) GigaSpaces
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) IBM