The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 28 15 31
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +16
Contract jobs citing Java 3 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.69% 5.98% 0.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.69% 26.19% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate
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£500 £403 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.22% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Halifax region.

Programming Languages Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
39 42 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 22.03% 22.83% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 22 36
Average daily rate £450 £350 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -19.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £282 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £413 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £24.00 -
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 Halifax

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the Halifax region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java across the Halifax region.

Java Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java across the Halifax region.

Java Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 4 (66.67%) SOA
2 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) DataPower
3 2 (33.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 2 (33.33%) J2EE
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) DB2
4 1 (16.67%) Ant
4 1 (16.67%) SAP
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) XSD
4 1 (16.67%) XSLT
4 1 (16.67%) UNIX
4 1 (16.67%) AIX
4 1 (16.67%) UML
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) ClearCase
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) Perl
4 1 (16.67%) ABAP
4 1 (16.67%) .NET

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Portal
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) DB2
2 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Ant
1 1 (16.67%) ClearCase
1 1 (16.67%) CruiseControl
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Architect
1 1 (16.67%) Consultant
1 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (16.67%) Configuration Manager
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Consultant
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Portals Consultant
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) J2EE
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) XSD
2 1 (16.67%) XSLT
2 1 (16.67%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) SOA
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Use Case
2 1 (16.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) ABAP
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Samba
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) SAP