The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 Essex 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 13 29 26
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -3
Contract jobs citing Java 46 24 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 9.33% 5.19% 4.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.54% 12.57% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 8 4
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£440 £438 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +118.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £228 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £618 £221
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 12
Average hourly rate £30.00 £28.71 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.49% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.10 £27.50 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.80 £35.25 £39.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Programming Languages Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
167 191 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 33.87% 41.34% 34.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 102 81
Average daily rate £350 £295 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 33
Average hourly rate £31.00 £27.41 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.09% -14.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £9.23 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.20 £38.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Java
East of England

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 25 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Essex region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Java Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 July 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
Brentwood -2 10 £238 -56.81%
Basildon -2 4 £488 -4.87%
Colchester - 3 £350 -
Halstead - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - - 1
Witham - - - -
Braintree - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Chigwell - - - -
Java
East of England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 64 (58.72%) SQL
2 63 (57.80%) Oracle
3 51 (46.79%) HTML
4 48 (44.04%) UNIX
5 46 (42.20%) Linux
6 40 (36.70%) XML
6 40 (36.70%) CSS
7 37 (33.94%) JavaScript
8 35 (32.11%) JBoss
9 34 (31.19%) Web Development
10 32 (29.36%) Relational Database
11 30 (27.52%) Agile Software Development
11 30 (27.52%) WebLogic
12 28 (25.69%) J2EE
12 28 (25.69%) OO
13 27 (24.77%) PL/SQL
14 25 (22.94%) Finance
14 25 (22.94%) Hibernate
15 24 (22.02%) WebSphere
15 24 (22.02%) Windows
16 23 (21.10%) Web Services
16 23 (21.10%) MySQL
17 21 (19.27%) .NET
18 20 (18.35%) Mac OS X
18 20 (18.35%) TDD
18 20 (18.35%) Enterprise Software
19 19 (17.43%) Scrum
19 19 (17.43%) Spring
19 19 (17.43%) JPA
19 19 (17.43%) SOA

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 30 (27.52%) WebLogic
2 24 (22.02%) WebSphere
3 8 (7.34%) Tomcat
4 7 (6.42%) MQSeries
4 7 (6.42%) Apache
5 6 (5.50%) IIS
6 5 (4.59%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (4.59%) CMS
7 3 (2.75%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.83%) LiveCycle
8 2 (1.83%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (1.83%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.83%) Adobe CQ
8 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.83%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.83%) Documentum
8 2 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.92%) Liferay
Applications
1 11 (10.09%) MS Office
1 11 (10.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.75%) Fireworks
2 3 (2.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.92%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Oracle CRM
1 4 (3.67%) Magento
2 3 (2.75%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.83%) assyst
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.75%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.92%) Force.com
2 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.51%) LDAP
2 6 (5.50%) HTTP
3 5 (4.59%) Internet
4 4 (3.67%) Kerberos
5 2 (1.83%) SAN
5 2 (1.83%) Firewall
5 2 (1.83%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.92%) NAS
6 1 (0.92%) Modbus
6 1 (0.92%) CTI
6 1 (0.92%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (29.36%) Relational Database
2 23 (21.10%) MySQL
3 14 (12.84%) SQL Server
3 14 (12.84%) Oracle Database
4 10 (9.17%) MariaDB
5 7 (6.42%) DB2
6 6 (5.50%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (4.59%) RDBMS
8 4 (3.67%) DTS
8 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (2.75%) EDRMS
10 2 (1.83%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.92%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.92%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 10 (9.17%) Ant
2 7 (6.42%) Eclipse
2 7 (6.42%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.67%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.75%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 3 (2.75%) TeamCity
4 3 (2.75%) XDoclet
5 2 (1.83%) Maven
5 2 (1.83%) Subversion
5 2 (1.83%) JUnit
5 2 (1.83%) VisualVM
6 1 (0.92%) Gradle
6 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.92%) Lombardi
6 1 (0.92%) QADirector
General
1 25 (22.94%) Finance
2 10 (9.17%) Automotive
3 9 (8.26%) Banking
4 7 (6.42%) Marketing
5 6 (5.50%) Legal
6 4 (3.67%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.75%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.75%) Publishing
8 1 (0.92%) French Language
Job Titles
1 62 (56.88%) Developer
2 44 (40.37%) Java Developer
3 19 (17.43%) Analyst
4 11 (10.09%) Architect
5 10 (9.17%) Support Analyst
6 8 (7.34%) Applications Support
6 8 (7.34%) Systems Analyst
7 6 (5.50%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (4.59%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.67%) Lead Developer
9 4 (3.67%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.67%) Applications Support Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (3.67%) Lead Java Developer
10 3 (2.75%) Provisioning Engineer
10 3 (2.75%) Integration Engineer
10 3 (2.75%) Web Developer
10 3 (2.75%) Software Developer
11 2 (1.83%) Software Engineer
11 2 (1.83%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (46.79%) HTML
2 40 (36.70%) CSS
2 40 (36.70%) XML
3 28 (25.69%) J2EE
4 25 (22.94%) Hibernate
5 23 (21.10%) Web Services
6 21 (19.27%) .NET
7 19 (17.43%) Spring
7 19 (17.43%) JPA
8 13 (11.93%) HTML5
8 13 (11.93%) JAAS
9 12 (11.01%) JAX-RPC
10 11 (10.09%) Ajax
10 11 (10.09%) Spring MVC
11 10 (9.17%) Struts
11 10 (9.17%) XHTML
12 9 (8.26%) JSP
12 9 (8.26%) Middleware
13 8 (7.34%) Struts2
14 7 (6.42%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.35%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (4.59%) Web 2.0
2 5 (4.59%) Visualisation
3 3 (2.75%) Open Source
3 3 (2.75%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.83%) Social Media
4 2 (1.83%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.92%) AS400
5 1 (0.92%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.92%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.92%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 48 (44.04%) UNIX
2 46 (42.20%) Linux
3 24 (22.02%) Windows
4 20 (18.35%) Mac OS X
5 7 (6.42%) Solaris
5 7 (6.42%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.67%) SUSE
7 3 (2.75%) Android
8 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.92%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (31.19%) Web Development
2 30 (27.52%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (25.69%) OO
4 20 (18.35%) TDD
5 19 (17.43%) Scrum
5 19 (17.43%) SOA
6 16 (14.68%) RUP
7 14 (12.84%) Configuration Management
8 12 (11.01%) MVC
9 11 (10.09%) RAD
10 9 (8.26%) UML
10 9 (8.26%) Validation
10 9 (8.26%) Content Management
11 8 (7.34%) Web Design
11 8 (7.34%) Responsive Web Design
12 7 (6.42%) TOGAF
12 7 (6.42%) Data Analysis
12 7 (6.42%) Release Management
13 6 (5.50%) Data Protection
13 6 (5.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 64 (58.72%) SQL
2 37 (33.94%) JavaScript
3 27 (24.77%) PL/SQL
4 9 (8.26%) VBA
5 7 (6.42%) C++
6 5 (4.59%) C#
6 5 (4.59%) PHP
7 4 (3.67%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.75%) VB
9 2 (1.83%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.83%) ABAP
9 2 (1.83%) C
9 2 (1.83%) Python
10 1 (0.92%) COBOL
10 1 (0.92%) Perl
10 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.92%) JCL
10 1 (0.92%) Ruby
10 1 (0.92%) Groovy
10 1 (0.92%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (7.34%) Sun Certification
2 7 (6.42%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.67%) Degree
3 4 (3.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.92%) CSSLP
4 1 (0.92%) CISM
4 1 (0.92%) CEH
4 1 (0.92%) CISSP
4 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (4.59%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.83%) XenApp
3 1 (0.92%) RACF
3 1 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.75%) Puppet
1 3 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.83%) Opsview
3 1 (0.92%) WebInspect
3 1 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 63 (57.80%) Oracle
2 35 (32.11%) JBoss
3 16 (14.68%) IBM
4 12 (11.01%) FatWire
5 8 (7.34%) AccuRev
6 7 (6.42%) Microsoft
6 7 (6.42%) Sun
7 6 (5.50%) SAP
7 6 (5.50%) Adobe
8 5 (4.59%) webMethods
9 4 (3.67%) JD Edwards
9 4 (3.67%) VMware
10 3 (2.75%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.75%) Facebook
10 3 (2.75%) Twitter
10 3 (2.75%) Business Objects
11 2 (1.83%) NetApp
11 2 (1.83%) EMC
11 2 (1.83%) Citrix
11 2 (1.83%) Splunk