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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 8 11 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing Java 62 54 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 14.42% 10.09% 9.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.26% 26.34% 30.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 27 13
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£363 £375 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £203 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £465 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 6
Average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +18.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.31 £27.70 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £35.21 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.35 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.08% -1.80%
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
154 205 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 35.81% 38.32% 32.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 106 50
Average daily rate £393 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.83% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £133 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 34 16
Average hourly rate £39.50 £33.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.03% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 £12.50 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.14%

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 26 January 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
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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 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
Brentwood - 16 £287 - 4
Basildon +4 9 £350 +79.48% 1
Chelmsford - 1 - - 4
Colchester - - - - 2
Saffron Walden - - - -
Java
East of England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 129 (63.24%) HTML
2 113 (55.39%) SQL
3 104 (50.98%) XML
4 94 (46.08%) Agile Software Development
5 89 (43.63%) Linux
6 87 (42.65%) UNIX
7 81 (39.71%) Oracle
8 80 (39.22%) Relational Database
9 78 (38.24%) CSS
10 77 (37.75%) JavaScript
11 74 (36.27%) Spring
11 74 (36.27%) Web Development
12 69 (33.82%) J2EE
13 64 (31.37%) PL/SQL
14 63 (30.88%) Hibernate
15 59 (28.92%) MySQL
15 59 (28.92%) Web Services
15 59 (28.92%) JBoss
16 58 (28.43%) MVC
17 55 (26.96%) Spring MVC
18 54 (26.47%) REST
19 51 (25.00%) Mac OS X
20 48 (23.53%) TDD
21 46 (22.55%) Enterprise Software
22 45 (22.06%) JAAS
23 44 (21.57%) LDAP
24 39 (19.12%) MariaDB
25 37 (18.14%) Scrum
26 35 (17.16%) HTTP
26 35 (17.16%) HTML5

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 59 (28.92%) JBoss
2 21 (10.29%) WebLogic
3 15 (7.35%) WebSphere
4 13 (6.37%) CMS
5 9 (4.41%) Tomcat
6 7 (3.43%) Apache
6 7 (3.43%) Adobe CQ
7 3 (1.47%) Node.js
8 2 (0.98%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (0.98%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.98%) LiveCycle
8 2 (0.98%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.49%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.47%) MS Office
2 3 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.98%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.92%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (21.57%) LDAP
2 35 (17.16%) HTTP
3 4 (1.96%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.47%) Internet
5 2 (0.98%) Telnet
5 2 (0.98%) Firewall
5 2 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.98%) Wireless
5 2 (0.98%) NAS
5 2 (0.98%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.98%) Broadband
5 2 (0.98%) DHCP
6 1 (0.49%) FTP
6 1 (0.49%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (39.22%) Relational Database
2 59 (28.92%) MySQL
3 39 (19.12%) MariaDB
4 30 (14.71%) MongoDB
5 24 (11.76%) Neo4j
6 17 (8.33%) SQL Server
7 10 (4.90%) Oracle Database
8 7 (3.43%) DTS
9 2 (0.98%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects XI
10 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (8.82%) Eclipse
2 14 (6.86%) Git (software)
3 12 (5.88%) Ant
4 9 (4.41%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 9 (4.41%) Selenium
5 6 (2.94%) Maven
6 5 (2.45%) JIRA
6 5 (2.45%) SoapUI
7 4 (1.96%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.96%) Subversion
8 3 (1.47%) JUnit
9 2 (0.98%) IntelliJ
9 2 (0.98%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.98%) Mockito
9 2 (0.98%) Hamcrest
9 2 (0.98%) jEdit
10 1 (0.49%) Trac
10 1 (0.49%) Redmine
10 1 (0.49%) Bugzilla
General
1 12 (5.88%) Finance
2 9 (4.41%) Publishing
2 9 (4.41%) Marketing
3 7 (3.43%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.45%) Legal
5 4 (1.96%) Banking
5 4 (1.96%) Automotive
5 4 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.49%) Front Office
6 1 (0.49%) Retail
6 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 158 (77.45%) Developer
2 115 (56.37%) Java Developer
3 32 (15.69%) Senior Developer
4 29 (14.22%) Senior Java Developer
5 16 (7.84%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 10 (4.90%) J2EE Developer
7 9 (4.41%) Agile Coach
8 7 (3.43%) Analyst
9 6 (2.94%) Software Developer
9 6 (2.94%) Project Leader
9 6 (2.94%) Web Developer
9 6 (2.94%) Software Project Leader
10 5 (2.45%) UI Programmer
10 5 (2.45%) UI Developer
10 5 (2.45%) Architect
10 5 (2.45%) C++ Developer
11 4 (1.96%) Test Engineer
11 4 (1.96%) Team Leader
11 4 (1.96%) SQL Developer
11 4 (1.96%) Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (63.24%) HTML
2 104 (50.98%) XML
3 78 (38.24%) CSS
4 74 (36.27%) Spring
5 69 (33.82%) J2EE
6 63 (30.88%) Hibernate
7 59 (28.92%) Web Services
8 55 (26.96%) Spring MVC
9 54 (26.47%) REST
10 45 (22.06%) JAAS
11 35 (17.16%) HTML5
12 34 (16.67%) JPA
12 34 (16.67%) JAX-RS
13 29 (14.22%) Ajax
13 29 (14.22%) Struts
14 28 (13.73%) XSLT
15 24 (11.76%) SOAP
16 20 (9.80%) TopLink
17 19 (9.31%) JSP
17 19 (9.31%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 46 (22.55%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (7.84%) Visualisation
3 14 (6.86%) Biology
4 13 (6.37%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.41%) N-Tier
6 8 (3.92%) Life Science
6 8 (3.92%) Mathematics
7 6 (2.94%) Open Source
7 6 (2.94%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.47%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.47%) STB
9 2 (0.98%) Web 2.0
9 2 (0.98%) LIMS
9 2 (0.98%) User Experience
10 1 (0.49%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 89 (43.63%) Linux
2 87 (42.65%) UNIX
3 51 (25.00%) Mac OS X
4 16 (7.84%) Windows
5 12 (5.88%) Solaris
6 3 (1.47%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (46.08%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (36.27%) Web Development
3 58 (28.43%) MVC
4 48 (23.53%) TDD
5 37 (18.14%) Scrum
6 32 (15.69%) Responsive Web Design
7 31 (15.20%) Web Design
8 29 (14.22%) Configuration Management
9 28 (13.73%) UML
10 27 (13.24%) Mentoring
11 26 (12.75%) OO
12 22 (10.78%) Content Management
13 20 (9.80%) Software Engineering
14 19 (9.31%) User Stories
15 17 (8.33%) Validation
16 16 (7.84%) Bioinformatics
16 16 (7.84%) SOA
17 14 (6.86%) B2C
17 14 (6.86%) OOD
17 14 (6.86%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 113 (55.39%) SQL
2 77 (37.75%) JavaScript
3 64 (31.37%) PL/SQL
4 14 (6.86%) Python
4 14 (6.86%) Shell Script
5 13 (6.37%) Ruby
5 13 (6.37%) C#
6 8 (3.92%) C++
7 7 (3.43%) Perl
8 4 (1.96%) PHP
9 3 (1.47%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.98%) VBA
10 2 (0.98%) VB
10 2 (0.98%) VB6
11 1 (0.49%) Groovy
11 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.49%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (7.84%) Sun Certification
2 13 (6.37%) Degree
3 9 (4.41%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.98%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.49%) MCP
5 1 (0.49%) OCP
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.98%) Firmware
2 1 (0.49%) Docker
Vendors
1 81 (39.71%) Oracle
2 21 (10.29%) AccuRev
3 16 (7.84%) Sun
4 14 (6.86%) FatWire
5 11 (5.39%) IBM
6 9 (4.41%) Adobe
7 6 (2.94%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.47%) Software AG
8 3 (1.47%) webMethods
9 2 (0.98%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.98%) Twitter
10 1 (0.49%) Terracotta
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