The first table below looks at the demand for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Home Counties region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 30 July 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 Home Counties 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 11 3 12
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs citing Java 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 7.41% 17.86% 3.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.29% 45.45% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
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£413 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -12.50%
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 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Programming Languages Category
Home Counties
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
14 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 51.85% 39.29% 48.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 11
Average daily rate £413 £350 £495
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -29.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Java
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Java
Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

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

Java Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

Java
Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

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

Java Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in the Home Counties

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

Java Hourly Rate Trend in the Home Counties

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Home Counties 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 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) UNIX
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) MySQL
2 2 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (50.00%) IntelliJ
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Subversion
2 2 (50.00%) Spring
2 2 (50.00%) Maven
2 2 (50.00%) Ajax
2 2 (50.00%) Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) JSON
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (50.00%) Mockito
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) Apache
2 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) Ant

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Home Counties 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 (50.00%) Apache
1 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) BusinessWare
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (50.00%) MySQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (50.00%) IntelliJ
1 2 (50.00%) Subversion
1 2 (50.00%) Maven
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) Mockito
1 2 (50.00%) Ant
1 2 (50.00%) JUnit
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Spring
1 2 (50.00%) Ajax
1 2 (50.00%) JSON
1 2 (50.00%) REST
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) JDBC
1 2 (50.00%) JSP
1 2 (50.00%) SOAP
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
1 2 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) UNIX
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) MVC
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
1 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Vitria