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 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 3 15 14
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Contract jobs citing Java 103 45 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 20.64% 7.96% 9.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 50.49% 22.73% 28.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 21 15
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£450 £290 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.17% -32.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £190 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £450 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 7
Average hourly rate £35.18 £30.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.32% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £26.50 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.55 £34.50 £34.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.63% -
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
204 198 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 40.88% 35.04% 32.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 107 59
Average daily rate £425 £285 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.12% -12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £133 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 33 16
Average hourly rate £35.18 £31.00 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.46% +2.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £12.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.60 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 December 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 29 December 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 29 December 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
Basildon 0 11 £350 +75.00%
Brentwood - 9 £341 -
Chelmsford - - - - 9
Colchester - - - - 1
Saffron Walden - - - -
Witham - - - -
Java
East of England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

1 132 (62.86%) HTML
2 126 (60.00%) SQL
3 110 (52.38%) XML
4 104 (49.52%) Linux
5 102 (48.57%) UNIX
6 96 (45.71%) Oracle
7 94 (44.76%) Agile Software Development
8 92 (43.81%) Relational Database
9 90 (42.86%) CSS
10 86 (40.95%) Spring
11 81 (38.57%) Web Development
11 81 (38.57%) JavaScript
12 76 (36.19%) Hibernate
13 75 (35.71%) PL/SQL
14 71 (33.81%) MySQL
14 71 (33.81%) JBoss
15 70 (33.33%) MVC
16 66 (31.43%) Spring MVC
17 61 (29.05%) Mac OS X
18 60 (28.57%) J2EE
19 55 (26.19%) JAAS
19 55 (26.19%) Enterprise Software
20 54 (25.71%) Web Services
20 54 (25.71%) LDAP
21 51 (24.29%) TDD
21 51 (24.29%) REST
22 49 (23.33%) MariaDB
23 45 (21.43%) JPA
24 41 (19.52%) Scrum
25 38 (18.10%) HTTP

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 71 (33.81%) JBoss
2 23 (10.95%) WebLogic
3 21 (10.00%) WebSphere
4 17 (8.10%) CMS
5 10 (4.76%) Apache
5 10 (4.76%) Tomcat
6 9 (4.29%) Adobe CQ
7 4 (1.90%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (1.43%) Node.js
8 3 (1.43%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.95%) LiveCycle
9 2 (0.95%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.48%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (5.24%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.86%) MS Office
2 6 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.95%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (4.76%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (25.71%) LDAP
2 38 (18.10%) HTTP
3 6 (2.86%) Internet
4 4 (1.90%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.95%) Intranet
5 2 (0.95%) Telnet
5 2 (0.95%) Firewall
5 2 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.95%) Wireless
5 2 (0.95%) NAS
5 2 (0.95%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.95%) Broadband
5 2 (0.95%) DHCP
6 1 (0.48%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (43.81%) Relational Database
2 71 (33.81%) MySQL
3 49 (23.33%) MariaDB
4 31 (14.76%) MongoDB
5 25 (11.90%) Neo4j
6 10 (4.76%) Oracle Database
6 10 (4.76%) SQL Server
7 7 (3.33%) DTS
8 2 (0.95%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.95%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 20 (9.52%) Eclipse
2 15 (7.14%) Ant
3 14 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 9 (4.29%) Selenium
5 8 (3.81%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 7 (3.33%) Maven
7 5 (2.38%) JIRA
7 5 (2.38%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.90%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.90%) Subversion
9 3 (1.43%) JUnit
10 2 (0.95%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.95%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.95%) Mockito
10 2 (0.95%) Hamcrest
10 2 (0.95%) jEdit
11 1 (0.48%) Trac
11 1 (0.48%) Redmine
11 1 (0.48%) Bugzilla
General
1 12 (5.71%) Publishing
2 11 (5.24%) Finance
3 9 (4.29%) Marketing
4 8 (3.81%) Legal
5 7 (3.33%) Automotive
6 3 (1.43%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.43%) Banking
6 3 (1.43%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.48%) Retail
7 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 161 (76.67%) Developer
2 123 (58.57%) Java Developer
3 32 (15.24%) Senior Developer
4 29 (13.81%) Senior Java Developer
5 11 (5.24%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 9 (4.29%) Agile Coach
7 8 (3.81%) Analyst
8 7 (3.33%) Software Developer
9 6 (2.86%) Web Developer
9 6 (2.86%) J2EE Developer
9 6 (2.86%) Project Leader
9 6 (2.86%) Software Project Leader
10 5 (2.38%) UI Developer
10 5 (2.38%) UI Programmer
10 5 (2.38%) C++ Developer
10 5 (2.38%) Architect
11 4 (1.90%) Software Engineer
11 4 (1.90%) Systems Analyst
11 4 (1.90%) Lead Developer
11 4 (1.90%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (62.86%) HTML
2 110 (52.38%) XML
3 90 (42.86%) CSS
4 86 (40.95%) Spring
5 76 (36.19%) Hibernate
6 66 (31.43%) Spring MVC
7 60 (28.57%) J2EE
8 55 (26.19%) JAAS
9 54 (25.71%) Web Services
10 51 (24.29%) REST
11 45 (21.43%) JPA
12 34 (16.19%) JAX-RS
13 31 (14.76%) Struts
14 30 (14.29%) Ajax
15 29 (13.81%) HTML5
16 28 (13.33%) XSLT
17 21 (10.00%) Struts2
18 20 (9.52%) JSP
19 18 (8.57%) XHTML
20 17 (8.10%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (26.19%) Enterprise Software
2 18 (8.57%) Visualisation
3 14 (6.67%) Biology
4 13 (6.19%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.29%) N-Tier
6 8 (3.81%) Life Science
6 8 (3.81%) Mathematics
7 6 (2.86%) Open Source
7 6 (2.86%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.90%) Web 2.0
9 3 (1.43%) User Experience
9 3 (1.43%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.43%) STB
10 1 (0.48%) LIMS
10 1 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.48%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 104 (49.52%) Linux
2 102 (48.57%) UNIX
3 61 (29.05%) Mac OS X
4 16 (7.62%) Windows
5 12 (5.71%) Solaris
6 3 (1.43%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.95%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.95%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (44.76%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (38.57%) Web Development
3 70 (33.33%) MVC
4 51 (24.29%) TDD
5 41 (19.52%) Scrum
6 36 (17.14%) Responsive Web Design
7 34 (16.19%) Web Design
8 32 (15.24%) Configuration Management
9 30 (14.29%) Mentoring
10 29 (13.81%) OO
11 27 (12.86%) UML
12 24 (11.43%) Content Management
13 20 (9.52%) Software Engineering
14 19 (9.05%) Validation
14 19 (9.05%) SOA
14 19 (9.05%) User Stories
15 16 (7.62%) Microservices
15 16 (7.62%) Bioinformatics
16 15 (7.14%) B2C
17 14 (6.67%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 126 (60.00%) SQL
2 81 (38.57%) JavaScript
3 75 (35.71%) PL/SQL
4 15 (7.14%) Python
5 14 (6.67%) Shell Script
5 14 (6.67%) C#
6 13 (6.19%) Ruby
7 8 (3.81%) C++
8 7 (3.33%) Perl
9 5 (2.38%) PHP
10 3 (1.43%) VB
10 3 (1.43%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.95%) VBA
11 2 (0.95%) VB6
12 1 (0.48%) Groovy
12 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.48%) FQL
12 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.48%) R
12 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (7.14%) Sun Certification
2 14 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 13 (6.19%) Degree
4 5 (2.38%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.48%) MCP
5 1 (0.48%) OCP
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.95%) Firmware
2 1 (0.48%) Docker
2 1 (0.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 96 (45.71%) Oracle
2 20 (9.52%) FatWire
3 19 (9.05%) AccuRev
4 15 (7.14%) Sun
5 14 (6.67%) IBM
6 12 (5.71%) Adobe
7 5 (2.38%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.43%) Business Objects
8 3 (1.43%) Twitter
9 2 (0.95%) webMethods
9 2 (0.95%) Software AG
10 1 (0.48%) Actuate
10 1 (0.48%) Vignette
10 1 (0.48%) Cognos
10 1 (0.48%) Terracotta
10 1 (0.48%) Facebook
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