The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 9 19 24
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +5
Contract jobs citing Java 70 45 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 13.26% 7.61% 6.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.25% 22.50% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 22 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £240 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £473 £660
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 8
Average hourly rate £43.00 £39.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.55% +42.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £31.45 £27.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.45 £42.70 £38.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +19.40%
Java
East of 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 Essex region.

Programming Languages Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
183 200 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 34.66% 33.84% 44.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 103 110
Average daily rate £363 £350 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +32.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £230 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 29
Average hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +50.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £32.75 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Java Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Java Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Java
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 May 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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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
Basildon +9 25 £400 - 1
Chelmsford - 5 £460 - 4
Southend-on-Sea +3 2 - -
Brentwood -13 2 - - 2
Java
East of England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 90 (63.38%) HTML
2 78 (54.93%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (51.41%) J2EE
3 73 (51.41%) Web Services
3 73 (51.41%) XML
4 66 (46.48%) SQL
5 60 (42.25%) HTML5
6 55 (38.73%) UNIX
7 53 (37.32%) SOAP
7 53 (37.32%) Linux
8 50 (35.21%) CSS
9 49 (34.51%) TDD
10 47 (33.10%) JavaScript
10 47 (33.10%) TopLink
11 45 (31.69%) SQL Server
12 43 (30.28%) Relational Database
13 41 (28.87%) REST
14 35 (24.65%) Ajax
15 34 (23.94%) Solaris
16 32 (22.54%) Hibernate
17 31 (21.83%) EclipseLink
18 30 (21.13%) Windows
19 28 (19.72%) OO
20 26 (18.31%) Eclipse
20 26 (18.31%) Content Management
21 25 (17.61%) JSF
21 25 (17.61%) IBM
22 24 (16.90%) Ant
22 24 (16.90%) Scrum
22 24 (16.90%) WebSphere

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 24 (16.90%) WebSphere
2 21 (14.79%) WebLogic
3 16 (11.27%) JBoss
4 8 (5.63%) CMS
5 7 (4.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 6 (4.23%) GlassFish
7 5 (3.52%) WildFly
8 4 (2.82%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.41%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.41%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.70%) LiveCycle
10 1 (0.70%) Confluence
10 1 (0.70%) Drupal
10 1 (0.70%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (2.11%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.11%) MS Office
2 1 (0.70%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) AWD
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) SaaS
1 1 (0.70%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.75%) HTTP
2 9 (6.34%) TCP/IP
2 9 (6.34%) LDAP
3 5 (3.52%) SSL
4 3 (2.11%) Internet
5 1 (0.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (31.69%) SQL Server
2 43 (30.28%) Relational Database
3 14 (9.86%) MySQL
4 8 (5.63%) MariaDB
5 7 (4.93%) MongoDB
6 5 (3.52%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (3.52%) Ingres
7 2 (1.41%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.70%) DTS
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (18.31%) Eclipse
2 24 (16.90%) Ant
3 19 (13.38%) SoapUI
4 17 (11.97%) Jenkins
5 16 (11.27%) Git (software)
6 12 (8.45%) AccuRev
7 10 (7.04%) Selenium
8 9 (6.34%) JUnit
9 8 (5.63%) Subversion
10 6 (4.23%) Maven
11 5 (3.52%) Cucumber
12 3 (2.11%) JIRA
12 3 (2.11%) QuickTest Pro
13 2 (1.41%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
13 2 (1.41%) JMeter
13 2 (1.41%) Hudson
14 1 (0.70%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (14.08%) Marketing
2 15 (10.56%) Manufacturing
3 13 (9.15%) Finance
4 12 (8.45%) Automotive
5 6 (4.23%) Legal
6 2 (1.41%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.41%) Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Publishing
7 1 (0.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 118 (83.10%) Developer
2 92 (64.79%) Java Developer
3 33 (23.24%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 20 (14.08%) Senior Developer
5 18 (12.68%) Senior Java Developer
6 10 (7.04%) Analyst
7 9 (6.34%) Architect
8 8 (5.63%) J2EE Developer
9 7 (4.93%) Technical Architect
10 4 (2.82%) Tester
10 4 (2.82%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
10 4 (2.82%) Automation Tester
11 3 (2.11%) EDI Developer
11 3 (2.11%) EDI Analyst
11 3 (2.11%) Software Developer
11 3 (2.11%) Selenium Tester
11 3 (2.11%) AWS Developer
12 2 (1.41%) Solutions Architect
12 2 (1.41%) Applications Developer
12 2 (1.41%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (63.38%) HTML
2 73 (51.41%) J2EE
2 73 (51.41%) Web Services
2 73 (51.41%) XML
3 60 (42.25%) HTML5
4 53 (37.32%) SOAP
5 50 (35.21%) CSS
6 47 (33.10%) TopLink
7 41 (28.87%) REST
8 35 (24.65%) Ajax
9 32 (22.54%) Hibernate
10 31 (21.83%) EclipseLink
11 25 (17.61%) JSF
12 22 (15.49%) XHTML
13 20 (14.08%) JAX-RS
14 18 (12.68%) JAX-WS
14 18 (12.68%) PrimeFaces
15 17 (11.97%) Spring
16 15 (10.56%) JSP
16 15 (10.56%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.04%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (4.93%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.52%) Fat Client
3 5 (3.52%) Thin Client
4 4 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.82%) LIMS
4 4 (2.82%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.11%) Web 2.0
6 2 (1.41%) User Experience
6 2 (1.41%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.70%) Clustering
7 1 (0.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 55 (38.73%) UNIX
2 53 (37.32%) Linux
3 34 (23.94%) Solaris
4 30 (21.13%) Windows
5 13 (9.15%) Mac OS X
6 3 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (54.93%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (34.51%) TDD
3 28 (19.72%) OO
4 26 (18.31%) Content Management
5 24 (16.90%) Scrum
5 24 (16.90%) User Stories
6 19 (13.38%) Digital Marketing
6 19 (13.38%) Web Development
6 19 (13.38%) SOA
7 16 (11.27%) Use Case
7 16 (11.27%) B2C
7 16 (11.27%) Validation
8 15 (10.56%) MVC
8 15 (10.56%) RUP
8 15 (10.56%) Mentoring
9 14 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (5.63%) Configuration Management
10 8 (5.63%) Web Design
11 7 (4.93%) Responsive Web Design
11 7 (4.93%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (46.48%) SQL
2 47 (33.10%) JavaScript
3 9 (6.34%) PL/SQL
4 5 (3.52%) VBA
5 4 (2.82%) Perl
6 3 (2.11%) Scala
6 3 (2.11%) C#
6 3 (2.11%) VB
7 2 (1.41%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.41%) Python
7 2 (1.41%) Ruby
7 2 (1.41%) VB6
8 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.70%) VBScript
8 1 (0.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (2.82%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.11%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.11%) ISTQB
2 3 (2.11%) Sun Certification
3 2 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.41%) Degree
4 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.70%) ISEB
4 1 (0.70%) OCP
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.82%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 5 (3.52%) Puppet
1 5 (3.52%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (17.61%) IBM
2 19 (13.38%) Oracle
3 9 (6.34%) FatWire
4 8 (5.63%) Adobe
5 7 (4.93%) Google
5 7 (4.93%) Microsoft
6 5 (3.52%) Business Objects
6 5 (3.52%) SAP
7 3 (2.11%) WSO2
7 3 (2.11%) webMethods
7 3 (2.11%) Sun
7 3 (2.11%) HP
8 2 (1.41%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.41%) Software AG
9 1 (0.70%) Terracotta
9 1 (0.70%) Omniture
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