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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Portlet Specification (JSR 168)
Rank 572 546 548
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +2
Contract jobs citing JSR 168 7 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.012% 0.020%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.050% 0.042% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 9
Average daily rate
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£353 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.66% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £373 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £469 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £295 -
% change year-on-year
+11.86% -
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
13987 14142 14723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.94% 29.13% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9035 9265 9178
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 238 347
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.80 £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 20 August 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 20 August 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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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
London +13 4 £450 -
South East - 3 £330 -
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JSR 168
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 13 (100.00%) Java
1 13 (100.00%) Spring
2 10 (76.92%) Struts
3 9 (69.23%) J2EE
4 8 (61.54%) SOA
4 8 (61.54%) JSP
4 8 (61.54%) JSF
4 8 (61.54%) Ajax
4 8 (61.54%) WSRP
5 4 (30.77%) Open Source
5 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
6 3 (23.08%) Scrum
6 3 (23.08%) MVC
6 3 (23.08%) Servlets
6 3 (23.08%) XML
6 3 (23.08%) XSLT
6 3 (23.08%) XHTML
6 3 (23.08%) HTML
6 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
6 3 (23.08%) Scala
6 3 (23.08%) Gradle
6 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
6 3 (23.08%) Velocity
6 3 (23.08%) JIRA
6 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (23.08%) Groovy
6 3 (23.08%) TDD
6 3 (23.08%) Pair Programming
7 2 (15.38%) Subversion
7 2 (15.38%) WebSphere

JSR 168
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (15.38%) Apache
1 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
1 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
1 2 (15.38%) Alfresco
1 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Portal
1 2 (15.38%) Liferay
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) JIRA
1 3 (23.08%) Gradle
1 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 2 (15.38%) Ant
2 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
2 2 (15.38%) IntelliJ
2 2 (15.38%) Subversion
General
1 1 (7.69%) Back Office
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Portal Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Architect
3 4 (30.77%) Java Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Developer
4 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Portal Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior WebSphere Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior WebSphere Portal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) Spring
2 10 (76.92%) Struts
3 9 (69.23%) J2EE
4 8 (61.54%) JSP
4 8 (61.54%) JSF
4 8 (61.54%) Ajax
4 8 (61.54%) WSRP
5 3 (23.08%) HTML
5 3 (23.08%) Velocity
5 3 (23.08%) Servlets
5 3 (23.08%) XML
5 3 (23.08%) XSLT
5 3 (23.08%) XHTML
6 2 (15.38%) J2SE
6 2 (15.38%) Hibernate
6 2 (15.38%) JSR 286
7 1 (7.69%) REST
7 1 (7.69%) CSS
7 1 (7.69%) jQuery
7 1 (7.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) SOA
2 3 (23.08%) MVC
2 3 (23.08%) Scrum
2 3 (23.08%) TDD
2 3 (23.08%) Pair Programming
2 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
3 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.69%) BDD
4 1 (7.69%) Web Application Development
4 1 (7.69%) Extreme Programming
4 1 (7.69%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) Groovy
3 3 (23.08%) Scala
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
1 2 (15.38%) IBM
1 2 (15.38%) GigaSpaces