The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 10 3 8
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing Java 3 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 9.68% 21.74% 9.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.79% 38.46% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
Average daily rate
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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 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
Java
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Home Counties region.

Programming Languages Category
Home Counties
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 61.29% 56.52% 46.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 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 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 1 September 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%) MVC
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) MySQL
1 3 (75.00%) Ant
1 3 (75.00%) JUnit
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) JDBC
1 3 (75.00%) JSP
1 3 (75.00%) SOAP
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
1 3 (75.00%) XML
1 3 (75.00%) UNIX
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Apache
1 3 (75.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (75.00%) Eclipse
1 3 (75.00%) IntelliJ
1 3 (75.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
1 3 (75.00%) Subversion
1 3 (75.00%) Spring
1 3 (75.00%) Maven
1 3 (75.00%) Ajax
1 3 (75.00%) Marketing
1 3 (75.00%) JSON
1 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3 (75.00%) Apache
1 3 (75.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) BusinessWare
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) MySQL
1 3 (75.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Ant
1 3 (75.00%) JUnit
1 3 (75.00%) Eclipse
1 3 (75.00%) IntelliJ
1 3 (75.00%) Subversion
1 3 (75.00%) Maven
1 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (75.00%) Mockito
General
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (75.00%) Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) JDBC
1 3 (75.00%) JSP
1 3 (75.00%) SOAP
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
1 3 (75.00%) XML
1 3 (75.00%) Spring
1 3 (75.00%) Ajax
1 3 (75.00%) JSON
1 3 (75.00%) REST
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) UNIX
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) MVC
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
1 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Waterfall
1 3 (75.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Vitria