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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 6 22 33
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +11
Contract jobs citing Java 80 29 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.84% 6.28% 3.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.55% 17.90% 10.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 11 3
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£425 £450 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +140.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £650 £208
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 8
Average hourly rate £30.00 £37.25 £32.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.46% +15.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.45 £30.35 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.96 £39.95 £40.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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
188 162 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 39.58% 35.06% 35.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 74 88
Average daily rate £350 £350 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 25 26
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £9.14 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 27 August 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
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 27 August 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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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
Southend-on-Sea +4 14 £460 - 1
Saffron Walden - 11 - -
Brentwood - 10 £238 -
Basildon 0 8 £488 -31.57% 1
Chelmsford +5 2 £225 -65.38% 1
Colchester - 1 £350 - 1
Halstead - - - -
Witham - - - -
Chigwell - - - -
Braintree - - - -
Java
East of England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 80 (64.00%) SQL
2 69 (55.20%) Oracle
3 64 (51.20%) HTML
4 57 (45.60%) XML
5 56 (44.80%) UNIX
5 56 (44.80%) Linux
6 46 (36.80%) JavaScript
7 45 (36.00%) CSS
8 41 (32.80%) Relational Database
9 40 (32.00%) JBoss
10 38 (30.40%) PL/SQL
10 38 (30.40%) Agile Software Development
10 38 (30.40%) Web Development
11 36 (28.80%) J2EE
12 34 (27.20%) MySQL
12 34 (27.20%) Spring
13 30 (24.00%) Hibernate
14 29 (23.20%) OO
15 27 (21.60%) LDAP
15 27 (21.60%) WebLogic
15 27 (21.60%) WebSphere
16 24 (19.20%) Finance
17 22 (17.60%) JAAS
17 22 (17.60%) Windows
17 22 (17.60%) Web Services
18 20 (16.00%) SOA
18 20 (16.00%) MVC
18 20 (16.00%) Ajax
18 20 (16.00%) Enterprise Software
19 19 (15.20%) HTML5

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 27 (21.60%) WebLogic
1 27 (21.60%) WebSphere
2 13 (10.40%) Apache
3 11 (8.80%) Tomcat
4 7 (5.60%) MQSeries
5 5 (4.00%) CMS
5 5 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (3.20%) Adobe CQ
6 4 (3.20%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (3.20%) IIS
7 3 (2.40%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.60%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.60%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.60%) Documentum
8 2 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.80%) Node.js
9 1 (0.80%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 12 (9.60%) MS Office
1 12 (9.60%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.60%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.80%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Oracle CRM
1 3 (2.40%) Magento
2 2 (1.60%) assyst
2 2 (1.60%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.40%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.80%) Force.com
2 1 (0.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (21.60%) LDAP
2 8 (6.40%) HTTP
3 7 (5.60%) Internet
4 4 (3.20%) Kerberos
5 2 (1.60%) SAN
5 2 (1.60%) Firewall
6 1 (0.80%) NAS
6 1 (0.80%) Modbus
6 1 (0.80%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.80%) CTI
6 1 (0.80%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (32.80%) Relational Database
2 34 (27.20%) MySQL
3 17 (13.60%) Oracle Database
4 16 (12.80%) MariaDB
5 8 (6.40%) SQL Server
6 7 (5.60%) DB2
7 6 (4.80%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (4.00%) RDBMS
9 4 (3.20%) MongoDB
10 3 (2.40%) NoSQL
10 3 (2.40%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.80%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 12 (9.60%) Eclipse
2 11 (8.80%) Ant
3 5 (4.00%) Maven
3 5 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.40%) Subversion
5 2 (1.60%) JUnit
5 2 (1.60%) JIRA
5 2 (1.60%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.60%) VisualVM
6 1 (0.80%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.80%) Mockito
6 1 (0.80%) Hamcrest
6 1 (0.80%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.80%) Gradle
6 1 (0.80%) QADirector
6 1 (0.80%) Selenium
6 1 (0.80%) Lombardi
6 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (19.20%) Finance
2 11 (8.80%) Automotive
3 9 (7.20%) Publishing
4 7 (5.60%) Banking
4 7 (5.60%) Legal
5 5 (4.00%) Marketing
6 3 (2.40%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.60%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.80%) French Language
Job Titles
1 76 (60.80%) Developer
2 52 (41.60%) Java Developer
3 23 (18.40%) Analyst
4 10 (8.00%) Support Analyst
5 9 (7.20%) Architect
5 9 (7.20%) Systems Analyst
5 9 (7.20%) Senior Developer
5 9 (7.20%) Senior Java Developer
6 7 (5.60%) Applications Support
7 5 (4.00%) Web Developer
8 4 (3.20%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.20%) Software Developer
8 4 (3.20%) Project Leader
8 4 (3.20%) Applications Support Analyst
8 4 (3.20%) Software Project Leader
8 4 (3.20%) UI Developer
8 4 (3.20%) UI Programmer
9 3 (2.40%) Provisioning Engineer
9 3 (2.40%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.40%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (51.20%) HTML
2 57 (45.60%) XML
3 45 (36.00%) CSS
4 36 (28.80%) J2EE
5 34 (27.20%) Spring
6 30 (24.00%) Hibernate
7 22 (17.60%) Web Services
7 22 (17.60%) JAAS
8 20 (16.00%) Ajax
9 19 (15.20%) .NET
9 19 (15.20%) HTML5
10 18 (14.40%) Spring MVC
10 18 (14.40%) JPA
11 17 (13.60%) JSP
12 14 (11.20%) REST
13 13 (10.40%) Struts
14 12 (9.60%) XHTML
14 12 (9.60%) jQuery
15 11 (8.80%) XSLT
15 11 (8.80%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.00%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (9.60%) Computer Science
3 10 (8.00%) Biology
4 7 (5.60%) Open Source
5 6 (4.80%) Visualisation
6 5 (4.00%) Life Science
6 5 (4.00%) Web 2.0
6 5 (4.00%) Mathematics
7 4 (3.20%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.80%) DataPower
8 1 (0.80%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.80%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.80%) AS400
8 1 (0.80%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 56 (44.80%) Linux
1 56 (44.80%) UNIX
2 22 (17.60%) Windows
3 19 (15.20%) Mac OS X
4 7 (5.60%) Solaris
5 5 (4.00%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.20%) SUSE
7 2 (1.60%) Android
7 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (30.40%) Agile Software Development
1 38 (30.40%) Web Development
2 29 (23.20%) OO
3 20 (16.00%) SOA
3 20 (16.00%) MVC
4 19 (15.20%) Scrum
5 17 (13.60%) TDD
6 16 (12.80%) RUP
7 14 (11.20%) Content Management
8 12 (9.60%) Release Management
8 12 (9.60%) Configuration Management
9 11 (8.80%) RAD
9 11 (8.80%) Validation
9 11 (8.80%) Bioinformatics
10 10 (8.00%) Responsive Web Design
11 9 (7.20%) UML
12 8 (6.40%) Web Design
13 7 (5.60%) OOD
13 7 (5.60%) Software Engineering
13 7 (5.60%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 80 (64.00%) SQL
2 46 (36.80%) JavaScript
3 38 (30.40%) PL/SQL
4 11 (8.80%) Shell Script
5 9 (7.20%) VBA
6 8 (6.40%) C++
7 5 (4.00%) Perl
7 5 (4.00%) PHP
8 4 (3.20%) C#
8 4 (3.20%) Python
9 3 (2.40%) VB
10 2 (1.60%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.60%) ABAP
11 1 (0.80%) C
11 1 (0.80%) COBOL
11 1 (0.80%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.80%) JCL
11 1 (0.80%) Ruby
11 1 (0.80%) Groovy
11 1 (0.80%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (9.60%) Degree
2 9 (7.20%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.40%) Sun Certification
4 5 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.80%) CSSLP
5 1 (0.80%) CISM
5 1 (0.80%) CEH
5 1 (0.80%) CISSP
5 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.40%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.40%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.60%) XenApp
3 1 (0.80%) RACF
3 1 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.60%) Opsview
2 1 (0.80%) WebInspect
2 1 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 69 (55.20%) Oracle
2 40 (32.00%) JBoss
3 15 (12.00%) AccuRev
4 14 (11.20%) IBM
5 13 (10.40%) FatWire
6 7 (5.60%) Sun
7 6 (4.80%) Adobe
8 5 (4.00%) SAP
9 4 (3.20%) Microsoft
9 4 (3.20%) webMethods
10 3 (2.40%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.40%) JD Edwards
10 3 (2.40%) Software AG
11 2 (1.60%) EMC
11 2 (1.60%) Citrix
11 2 (1.60%) Business Objects
11 2 (1.60%) NetApp
11 2 (1.60%) Splunk
11 2 (1.60%) Twitter
12 1 (0.80%) Facebook
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Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
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Basildon, Essex
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Posted: 6 days ago
Southend on Sea
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £495 - 500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago