The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 36 20 33
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +13
Contract jobs citing Java 7 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.53% 5.46% 1.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.19% 15.85% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 5
Average daily rate
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£258 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £322 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £345 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +3.47%
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 Kent region.

Programming Languages Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
113 82 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 40.79% 34.45% 36.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 41 64
Average daily rate £375 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £228 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.00 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+135.29% -52.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Java Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Java Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Java
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Rochester - 2 - -
Sevenoaks - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - - 3
Tonbridge - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 3
West Malling - - - - 1
Canterbury - - - -
Chatham - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Deal - - - -
Faversham - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 2
Java
South East

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 (47.37%) SQL
1 9 (47.37%) XML
2 7 (36.84%) HTML
2 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
3 6 (31.58%) C++
3 6 (31.58%) CSS
3 6 (31.58%) OO
3 6 (31.58%) REST
3 6 (31.58%) PrimeFaces
4 5 (26.32%) Ionic Framework
4 5 (26.32%) PhoneGap
4 5 (26.32%) AngularJS
4 5 (26.32%) Mobile App
4 5 (26.32%) Hibernate
4 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (26.32%) jQuery
4 5 (26.32%) XSL
4 5 (26.32%) Web Services
4 5 (26.32%) Internet
5 4 (21.05%) Ada
5 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
5 4 (21.05%) J2EE
5 4 (21.05%) Delphi
5 4 (21.05%) Windows
5 4 (21.05%) UML
5 4 (21.05%) OOP
5 4 (21.05%) XHTML
5 4 (21.05%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (21.05%) JSF
5 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 (10.53%) JBoss
1 2 (10.53%) Apache
1 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) Internet
2 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) Intranet
2 2 (10.53%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
1 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 3 (15.79%) Maven
2 3 (15.79%) Subversion
2 3 (15.79%) JIRA
2 3 (15.79%) Eclipse
3 2 (10.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 3 (15.79%) Games
2 2 (10.53%) Publishing
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Back Office
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Java Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Software Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Mobile Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Software Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Software Development Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Software Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Development Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Junior Java Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Software Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) XML
2 7 (36.84%) HTML
3 6 (31.58%) CSS
3 6 (31.58%) REST
3 6 (31.58%) PrimeFaces
4 5 (26.32%) Ionic Framework
4 5 (26.32%) PhoneGap
4 5 (26.32%) AngularJS
4 5 (26.32%) Hibernate
4 5 (26.32%) jQuery
4 5 (26.32%) XSL
4 5 (26.32%) Web Services
5 4 (21.05%) J2EE
5 4 (21.05%) XHTML
5 4 (21.05%) JSF
5 4 (21.05%) JPA
5 4 (21.05%) HTML5
6 3 (15.79%) OAuth
6 3 (15.79%) Apache Cordova
6 3 (15.79%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) PDA
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
2 2 (10.53%) UNIX
2 2 (10.53%) AIX
2 2 (10.53%) Solaris
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) OO
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
3 4 (21.05%) UML
3 4 (21.05%) OOP
3 4 (21.05%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
3 4 (21.05%) Change Control
4 3 (15.79%) Rapid Prototyping
4 3 (15.79%) Use Case
4 3 (15.79%) Game Development
4 3 (15.79%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (15.79%) Mobile Application Development
4 3 (15.79%) TDD
4 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 3 (15.79%) SOA
5 2 (10.53%) OOD
5 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.53%) Web Design
5 2 (10.53%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
3 6 (31.58%) C++
4 4 (21.05%) Ada
4 4 (21.05%) Delphi
5 2 (10.53%) C
5 2 (10.53%) Perl
5 2 (10.53%) PHP
5 2 (10.53%) Python
5 2 (10.53%) Ruby
6 1 (5.26%) C#
6 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.26%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) NFS
1 2 (10.53%) VMware ESX
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (10.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Facebook
1 3 (15.79%) Twitter
1 3 (15.79%) Google
2 2 (10.53%) Symantec
2 2 (10.53%) Citrix
2 2 (10.53%) Veritas
2 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
2 2 (10.53%) VMware