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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 12 25 24
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -1
Contract jobs citing Java 70 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 9.25% 3.89% 5.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.56% 12.12% 17.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 5 7
Average daily rate £450 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £199 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £680 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 10
Average hourly rate £37.75 £27.50 £26.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.27% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.45 £27.49 £23.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £44.96 £43.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Programming Languages Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
285 132 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 37.65% 32.12% 30.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 64 57
Average daily rate £350 £265 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £188 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 31 21
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.89 £26.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.39% +17.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £27.48 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood +4 15 £425 -
Basildon +9 11 £288 +42.85% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 9 £450 - 1
Colchester - 5 £500 - 5
Harlow -1 3 £450 -18.18% 2
Saffron Walden - - - -
Witham - - - - 2
Billericay - - - -
Chelmsford - - - - 2
Java
East of England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 70 (58.82%) SQL
2 65 (54.62%) Oracle
3 61 (51.26%) HTML
4 54 (45.38%) UNIX
5 47 (39.50%) Web Services
6 46 (38.66%) JavaScript
7 44 (36.97%) CSS
8 40 (33.61%) Web Development
9 39 (32.77%) XML
10 36 (30.25%) Linux
10 36 (30.25%) JBoss
10 36 (30.25%) Agile Software Development
11 34 (28.57%) OO
12 31 (26.05%) SQL Server
12 31 (26.05%) .NET
13 29 (24.37%) PL/SQL
14 25 (21.01%) WebLogic
14 25 (21.01%) J2EE
14 25 (21.01%) Relational Database
15 23 (19.33%) MySQL
16 22 (18.49%) Finance
17 21 (17.65%) Windows
18 20 (16.81%) TDD
19 18 (15.13%) SOA
19 18 (15.13%) Scrum
19 18 (15.13%) Marketing
20 17 (14.29%) UML
20 17 (14.29%) Mac OS X
20 17 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
21 16 (13.45%) JAX-RPC

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 25 (21.01%) WebLogic
2 11 (9.24%) Tomcat
3 8 (6.72%) IIS
4 7 (5.88%) Liferay
5 5 (4.20%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.52%) Apache
6 3 (2.52%) LiveCycle
6 3 (2.52%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.84%) CMS
7 1 (0.84%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (5.04%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.36%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.84%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (7.56%) Magento
2 8 (6.72%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (1.68%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.68%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.84%) Force.com
2 1 (0.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.40%) LDAP
2 6 (5.04%) Kerberos
3 5 (4.20%) HTTP
4 4 (3.36%) DNS
5 3 (2.52%) SAN
6 1 (0.84%) Internet
6 1 (0.84%) Firewall
6 1 (0.84%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (26.05%) SQL Server
2 25 (21.01%) Relational Database
3 23 (19.33%) MySQL
4 7 (5.88%) Oracle Database
5 6 (5.04%) DTS
5 6 (5.04%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (4.20%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (2.52%) EDRMS
7 3 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.68%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.68%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.68%) Ingres
9 1 (0.84%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (10.92%) Git (software)
1 13 (10.92%) Jenkins
2 10 (8.40%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 6 (5.04%) XDoclet
4 5 (4.20%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.52%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.52%) Subversion
5 3 (2.52%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.68%) Ant
7 1 (0.84%) JUnit
7 1 (0.84%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (18.49%) Finance
2 18 (15.13%) Marketing
3 6 (5.04%) Banking
4 5 (4.20%) Automotive
5 4 (3.36%) Retail
5 4 (3.36%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.52%) Back Office
7 1 (0.84%) Legal
7 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.84%) French Language
Job Titles
1 70 (58.82%) Developer
2 43 (36.13%) Java Developer
3 19 (15.97%) Analyst
4 16 (13.45%) Architect
5 12 (10.08%) Senior Developer
6 11 (9.24%) Senior Java Developer
7 10 (8.40%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (5.88%) Web Developer
9 6 (5.04%) Technical Architect
9 6 (5.04%) Applications Support
10 5 (4.20%) Analyst Programmer
10 5 (4.20%) Programmer
11 4 (3.36%) Lead Java Developer
11 4 (3.36%) Applications Support Analyst
11 4 (3.36%) Support Analyst
11 4 (3.36%) Systems Analyst
11 4 (3.36%) Project Manager
11 4 (3.36%) Lead Developer
12 3 (2.52%) Software Developer
12 3 (2.52%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (51.26%) HTML
2 47 (39.50%) Web Services
3 44 (36.97%) CSS
4 39 (32.77%) XML
5 31 (26.05%) .NET
6 25 (21.01%) J2EE
7 16 (13.45%) JAX-RPC
7 16 (13.45%) XSLT
8 14 (11.76%) Hibernate
9 13 (10.92%) Struts
9 13 (10.92%) Middleware
10 12 (10.08%) JAXB
11 11 (9.24%) Struts2
11 11 (9.24%) JPA
11 11 (9.24%) Spring
12 10 (8.40%) JSF
13 9 (7.56%) Java EE
14 8 (6.72%) HTML5
14 8 (6.72%) JSON
14 8 (6.72%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (4.20%) Social Media
2 5 (4.20%) Visualisation
2 5 (4.20%) Open Source
3 2 (1.68%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.68%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.68%) AS400
3 2 (1.68%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.84%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.84%) Web 2.0
4 1 (0.84%) DataPower
4 1 (0.84%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 54 (45.38%) UNIX
2 36 (30.25%) Linux
3 21 (17.65%) Windows
4 17 (14.29%) Mac OS X
5 11 (9.24%) Apple iOS
6 9 (7.56%) Solaris
7 3 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.68%) Android
9 1 (0.84%) AIX
9 1 (0.84%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (33.61%) Web Development
2 36 (30.25%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (28.57%) OO
4 20 (16.81%) TDD
5 18 (15.13%) SOA
5 18 (15.13%) Scrum
6 17 (14.29%) UML
7 16 (13.45%) OOD
8 15 (12.61%) Configuration Management
9 14 (11.76%) E-Commerce
9 14 (11.76%) RUP
10 10 (8.40%) Technical Architecture
10 10 (8.40%) CRM
11 9 (7.56%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (6.72%) TOGAF
13 7 (5.88%) Waterfall
14 6 (5.04%) ERP
14 6 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
15 5 (4.20%) MVC
15 5 (4.20%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 70 (58.82%) SQL
2 46 (38.66%) JavaScript
3 29 (24.37%) PL/SQL
4 14 (11.76%) PHP
5 13 (10.92%) C++
6 12 (10.08%) C#
7 6 (5.04%) Ruby
7 6 (5.04%) VB6
7 6 (5.04%) VB
8 4 (3.36%) Python
8 4 (3.36%) Perl
8 4 (3.36%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.68%) Groovy
9 2 (1.68%) Scala
10 1 (0.84%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.84%) VBA
10 1 (0.84%) C
10 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.84%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 15 (12.61%) Sun Certification
2 10 (8.40%) Degree
3 5 (4.20%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.52%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.84%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.52%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.84%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.52%) Puppet
1 3 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.84%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 65 (54.62%) Oracle
2 36 (30.25%) JBoss
3 14 (11.76%) Sun
4 13 (10.92%) AccuRev
4 13 (10.92%) SAP
5 10 (8.40%) Microsoft
6 9 (7.56%) JD Edwards
7 8 (6.72%) Business Objects
7 8 (6.72%) IBM
8 5 (4.20%) Facebook
8 5 (4.20%) Twitter
9 4 (3.36%) VMware
9 4 (3.36%) Adobe
9 4 (3.36%) webMethods
10 3 (2.52%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.52%) FatWire
11 1 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.84%) BMC
11 1 (0.84%) NetApp
11 1 (0.84%) Software AG