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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 7 21 29
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +8
Contract jobs citing Java 75 38 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 11.68% 7.51% 5.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.55% 21.84% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 19 9
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £229 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £455 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% +9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.16% -4.00%
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
211 174 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 32.87% 34.39% 45.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 84 112
Average daily rate £375 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £165 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 31
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +33.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.45 £25.00 £9.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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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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 +7 20 £400 -17.94% 2
Southend-on-Sea -1 11 £583 +60.68% 6
Chelmsford - 5 £435 - 5
Brentwood -8 1 - -
Java
East of England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 98 (60.87%) HTML
2 84 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (45.96%) J2EE
4 72 (44.72%) Web Services
4 72 (44.72%) XML
5 65 (40.37%) SQL
6 64 (39.75%) UNIX
6 64 (39.75%) HTML5
7 63 (39.13%) Linux
8 57 (35.40%) TDD
9 56 (34.78%) REST
10 55 (34.16%) SOAP
11 52 (32.30%) CSS
12 48 (29.81%) TopLink
13 45 (27.95%) Relational Database
14 43 (26.71%) JavaScript
14 43 (26.71%) SQL Server
15 39 (24.22%) Ajax
16 38 (23.60%) Hibernate
17 32 (19.88%) Solaris
17 32 (19.88%) EclipseLink
18 31 (19.25%) User Stories
18 31 (19.25%) Scrum
19 28 (17.39%) Eclipse
19 28 (17.39%) Windows
20 26 (16.15%) OO
20 26 (16.15%) Continuous Integration
21 25 (15.53%) Jenkins
21 25 (15.53%) JSF
22 24 (14.91%) Ant

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 23 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 21 (13.04%) WebLogic
3 17 (10.56%) JBoss
4 8 (4.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (3.73%) GlassFish
6 5 (3.11%) WildFly
7 4 (2.48%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (2.48%) CMS
8 2 (1.24%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.62%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.62%) Drupal
9 1 (0.62%) LiveCycle
9 1 (0.62%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (3.11%) MS Office
2 4 (2.48%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.62%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) AWD
1 1 (0.62%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.62%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.80%) HTTP
2 13 (8.07%) TCP/IP
3 11 (6.83%) SSL
4 10 (6.21%) LDAP
5 2 (1.24%) Internet
6 1 (0.62%) SMS
6 1 (0.62%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (27.95%) Relational Database
2 43 (26.71%) SQL Server
3 15 (9.32%) MySQL
4 11 (6.83%) MongoDB
5 8 (4.97%) MariaDB
6 6 (3.73%) Neo4j
7 5 (3.11%) Ingres
7 5 (3.11%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.62%) DTS
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 28 (17.39%) Eclipse
2 25 (15.53%) Jenkins
3 24 (14.91%) Ant
4 22 (13.66%) Git (software)
5 19 (11.80%) SoapUI
6 15 (9.32%) AccuRev
7 14 (8.70%) Subversion
8 10 (6.21%) JUnit
9 8 (4.97%) Selenium
10 6 (3.73%) Maven
11 5 (3.11%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.86%) JIRA
12 3 (1.86%) HP UFT
13 2 (1.24%) JMeter
13 2 (1.24%) Hudson
14 1 (0.62%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
14 1 (0.62%) WebDriver
General
1 22 (13.66%) Marketing
2 15 (9.32%) Finance
3 13 (8.07%) Manufacturing
4 12 (7.45%) Automotive
5 5 (3.11%) Legal
6 2 (1.24%) Back Office
6 2 (1.24%) Banking
7 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 130 (80.75%) Developer
2 110 (68.32%) Java Developer
3 34 (21.12%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 29 (18.01%) Senior Java Developer
4 29 (18.01%) Senior Developer
5 12 (7.45%) Analyst
5 12 (7.45%) Architect
6 9 (5.59%) Technical Architect
7 7 (4.35%) J2EE Developer
8 6 (3.73%) Lead Java Developer
8 6 (3.73%) Lead Developer
9 4 (2.48%) Report Analyst
9 4 (2.48%) Tester
9 4 (2.48%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
9 4 (2.48%) Automation Tester
10 3 (1.86%) EDI Developer
10 3 (1.86%) Selenium Tester
10 3 (1.86%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (1.86%) Service Analyst
10 3 (1.86%) EDI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (60.87%) HTML
2 74 (45.96%) J2EE
3 72 (44.72%) Web Services
3 72 (44.72%) XML
4 64 (39.75%) HTML5
5 56 (34.78%) REST
6 55 (34.16%) SOAP
7 52 (32.30%) CSS
8 48 (29.81%) TopLink
9 39 (24.22%) Ajax
10 38 (23.60%) Hibernate
11 32 (19.88%) EclipseLink
12 25 (15.53%) JSF
13 23 (14.29%) JAX-RS
14 20 (12.42%) Spring
15 19 (11.80%) XHTML
16 18 (11.18%) JAX-WS
17 17 (10.56%) PrimeFaces
18 16 (9.94%) JPA
18 16 (9.94%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.21%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (3.73%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.11%) Fat Client
3 5 (3.11%) Thin Client
3 5 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.48%) LIMS
4 4 (2.48%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.24%) User Experience
5 2 (1.24%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.62%) Social Media
6 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.62%) Replication
6 1 (0.62%) Clustering
6 1 (0.62%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 64 (39.75%) UNIX
2 63 (39.13%) Linux
3 32 (19.88%) Solaris
4 28 (17.39%) Windows
5 23 (14.29%) Mac OS X
6 8 (4.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (35.40%) TDD
3 31 (19.25%) Scrum
3 31 (19.25%) User Stories
4 26 (16.15%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (16.15%) OO
5 23 (14.29%) SOA
6 22 (13.66%) Content Management
7 19 (11.80%) Digital Marketing
8 18 (11.18%) Web Development
8 18 (11.18%) Mentoring
9 16 (9.94%) Use Case
9 16 (9.94%) MVC
10 15 (9.32%) RUP
11 14 (8.70%) Kanban
12 13 (8.07%) Validation
13 12 (7.45%) B2C
13 12 (7.45%) Responsive Web Design
14 11 (6.83%) Web Design
15 9 (5.59%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (40.37%) SQL
2 43 (26.71%) JavaScript
3 11 (6.83%) PL/SQL
4 9 (5.59%) Scala
5 8 (4.97%) Ruby
6 5 (3.11%) Perl
6 5 (3.11%) VBA
7 2 (1.24%) Python
7 2 (1.24%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.24%) C#
8 1 (0.62%) C++
8 1 (0.62%) VBScript
8 1 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (3.11%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.48%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.86%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.24%) Degree
4 2 (1.24%) Sun Certification
4 2 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.62%) ISEB
5 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.48%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) HL7
2 1 (0.62%) SLA
2 1 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.62%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.62%) Samba
Systems Management
1 13 (8.07%) Puppet
1 13 (8.07%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.86%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.62%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (13.66%) IBM
2 19 (11.80%) Oracle
3 9 (5.59%) Adobe
4 8 (4.97%) Google
5 6 (3.73%) WSO2
6 5 (3.11%) FatWire
6 5 (3.11%) Business Objects
6 5 (3.11%) SAP
6 5 (3.11%) Microsoft
7 4 (2.48%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.86%) webMethods
8 3 (1.86%) HP
9 2 (1.24%) Software AG
9 2 (1.24%) Sun
10 1 (0.62%) VMware
10 1 (0.62%) Omniture
10 1 (0.62%) Terracotta
Essex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £500 per day
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