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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 25 33 22
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -11
Contract jobs citing Java 13 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.33% 1.39% 4.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.30% 3.48% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 9
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£288 £265 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.49% -24.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £265 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £265 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
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
115 115 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 38.33% 39.93% 28.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 75 55
Average daily rate £325 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 19
Average hourly rate £40.00 £11.00 £33.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+263.63% -66.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014. 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
Maidstone - 5 £200 - 1
Tunbridge Wells +2 4 £350 - 2
Rochester - 2 - -
Sandwich - - - -
Sevenoaks - - - - 2
Sittingbourne - - - - 2
Tonbridge - - - - 1
Canterbury - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Faversham - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
West Malling - - - -
Java
South East

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 20 (62.50%) SQL
1 20 (62.50%) XML
1 20 (62.50%) Spring
2 17 (53.13%) TDD
3 15 (46.88%) REST
4 14 (43.75%) HTML
4 14 (43.75%) JavaScript
5 13 (40.63%) Internet
5 13 (40.63%) Mobile App
5 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (37.50%) Games
6 12 (37.50%) Google
6 12 (37.50%) JSON
6 12 (37.50%) Use Case
6 12 (37.50%) OAuth
6 12 (37.50%) Mobile Application Development
6 12 (37.50%) Game Development
6 12 (37.50%) Facebook
6 12 (37.50%) Twitter
6 12 (37.50%) Rapid Prototyping
6 12 (37.50%) SOA
7 9 (28.13%) Ruby
7 9 (28.13%) CSS
8 8 (25.00%) Perl
8 8 (25.00%) Web Services
8 8 (25.00%) Hibernate
9 7 (21.88%) JPA
9 7 (21.88%) OO
9 7 (21.88%) Apache
10 6 (18.75%) Tomcat

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 7 (21.88%) Apache
2 6 (18.75%) Tomcat
2 6 (18.75%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (9.38%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) PaaS
2 3 (9.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (40.63%) Internet
2 2 (6.25%) LDAP
3 1 (3.13%) Firewall
3 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.13%) DNS
3 1 (3.13%) Intranet
3 1 (3.13%) LAN
3 1 (3.13%) WAN
3 1 (3.13%) DHCP
3 1 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) MySQL
2 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.13%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) JIRA
2 4 (12.50%) JUnit
3 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
3 3 (9.38%) Maven
3 3 (9.38%) Subversion
3 3 (9.38%) Eclipse
4 2 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (3.13%) WebLOAD
General
1 12 (37.50%) Games
2 4 (12.50%) Financial Institution
2 4 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (65.63%) Developer
2 11 (34.38%) Mobile Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Java Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Lead Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Junior Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Junior Java Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (62.50%) XML
1 20 (62.50%) Spring
2 15 (46.88%) REST
3 14 (43.75%) HTML
4 12 (37.50%) JSON
4 12 (37.50%) OAuth
5 9 (28.13%) CSS
6 8 (25.00%) Web Services
6 8 (25.00%) Hibernate
7 7 (21.88%) JPA
8 6 (18.75%) J2ME
8 6 (18.75%) .NET
8 6 (18.75%) Ruby on Rails
8 6 (18.75%) Java ME
9 5 (15.63%) PrimeFaces
9 5 (15.63%) J2EE
10 4 (12.50%) XSL
10 4 (12.50%) J2SE
10 4 (12.50%) XHTML
10 4 (12.50%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (40.63%) Mobile App
2 5 (15.63%) Open Source
3 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (9.38%) Solaris
1 3 (9.38%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) UNIX
2 2 (6.25%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) AIX
3 1 (3.13%) CentOS
3 1 (3.13%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) TDD
2 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (37.50%) Use Case
3 12 (37.50%) Mobile Application Development
3 12 (37.50%) Game Development
3 12 (37.50%) Rapid Prototyping
3 12 (37.50%) SOA
4 7 (21.88%) OO
5 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
6 5 (15.63%) UML
6 5 (15.63%) OOD
7 3 (9.38%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (9.38%) Web Development
7 3 (9.38%) Scrum
7 3 (9.38%) Configuration Management
8 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (6.25%) OOP
8 2 (6.25%) Migration
8 2 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (62.50%) SQL
2 14 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 9 (28.13%) Ruby
4 8 (25.00%) Perl
5 6 (18.75%) Python
6 4 (12.50%) C++
7 2 (6.25%) Ada
7 2 (6.25%) PHP
7 2 (6.25%) C
7 2 (6.25%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) OCPJP
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) NFS
1 2 (6.25%) VMware ESX
1 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Puppet
2 2 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Google
1 12 (37.50%) Facebook
1 12 (37.50%) Twitter
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle
2 3 (9.38%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.25%) Veritas
3 2 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) Riverbed
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco