The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Halifax region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 23 21 23
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Java 3 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.68% 2.56% 3.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.50% 15.00% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 8
Average daily rate £450 £331 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.15% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £306 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £346 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
Programming Languages Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
24 20 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 13.41% 17.09% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 41
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £300 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Java
West Yorkshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Java Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 April 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 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 8 (57.14%) Web Services
2 8 (57.14%) SOA
3 7 (50.00%) UML
4 5 (35.71%) C#
4 5 (35.71%) .NET
4 5 (35.71%) J2EE
4 5 (35.71%) ITSM
4 5 (35.71%) BMC
4 5 (35.71%) Remedy
4 5 (35.71%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (28.57%) Java EE
5 4 (28.57%) Workflow
6 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
6 3 (21.43%) XML
6 3 (21.43%) XSD
6 3 (21.43%) XSLT
6 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
6 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
6 3 (21.43%) MS Visio
6 3 (21.43%) Use Case
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 2 (14.29%) Service Management
8 1 (7.14%) Samba
8 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
8 1 (7.14%) Middleware
8 1 (7.14%) DB2
8 1 (7.14%) Ant
8 1 (7.14%) ClearCase

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
1 3 (21.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) DB2
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Ant
1 1 (7.14%) ClearCase
1 1 (7.14%) CruiseControl
General
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Remedy Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Designer
3 2 (14.29%) Junior Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Junior
4 1 (7.14%) Remedy Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) Web Services
2 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 5 (35.71%) J2EE
3 4 (28.57%) Java EE
4 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
4 3 (21.43%) XML
4 3 (21.43%) XSD
4 3 (21.43%) XSLT
5 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.14%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) SOA
2 7 (50.00%) UML
3 5 (35.71%) ITSM
4 4 (28.57%) Workflow
5 3 (21.43%) Use Case
6 2 (14.29%) Service Management
7 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Samba
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) BMC
1 5 (35.71%) Remedy
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle