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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 37 22 37
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +15
Contract jobs citing Java 10 21 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.37% 7.72% 0.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.04% 19.27% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £500 £494
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £350 £479
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £700 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.37% -6.66%
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
142 109 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 47.81% 40.07% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 60 59
Average daily rate £338 £295 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.40% -15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £47.00 £27.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +71.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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
Tunbridge Wells -6 5 - - 1
Maidstone -8 2 £275 -60.71% 1
Dover - 1 £360 -
Java
South East

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (55.56%) Android
2 9 (50.00%) OpenGL
2 9 (50.00%) Android Development
3 6 (33.33%) Web Services
3 6 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 6 (33.33%) REST
3 6 (33.33%) JSON
4 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
4 4 (22.22%) Degree
4 4 (22.22%) Spring
4 4 (22.22%) Eclipse
5 3 (16.67%) MVC
5 3 (16.67%) XML
5 3 (16.67%) Hibernate
5 3 (16.67%) Memory Management
5 3 (16.67%) Dojo
5 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (16.67%) Android SDK
5 3 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
5 3 (16.67%) Mobile Development
6 2 (11.11%) Data Architecture
6 2 (11.11%) TDD
6 2 (11.11%) Java EE
6 2 (11.11%) Workflow Management
6 2 (11.11%) UML
6 2 (11.11%) J2EE
6 2 (11.11%) C++

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Eclipse
2 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) PHPUnit
3 1 (5.56%) Subversion
3 1 (5.56%) Maven
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (83.33%) Developer
2 9 (50.00%) Android Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Java Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Junior
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Junior Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Junior Java Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Report Writer
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) OpenGL
2 6 (33.33%) Web Services
2 6 (33.33%) JSON
2 6 (33.33%) REST
3 4 (22.22%) Spring
4 3 (16.67%) Dojo
4 3 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 3 (16.67%) Android SDK
4 3 (16.67%) XML
4 3 (16.67%) Hibernate
5 2 (11.11%) J2EE
5 2 (11.11%) Java EE
6 1 (5.56%) Spring Integration
6 1 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (5.56%) CSS
6 1 (5.56%) HTML
6 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Android
2 6 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Android Development
3 3 (16.67%) Memory Management
3 3 (16.67%) MVC
3 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (16.67%) Mobile Development
4 2 (11.11%) Data Architecture
4 2 (11.11%) Workflow
4 2 (11.11%) TDD
4 2 (11.11%) Workflow Management
4 2 (11.11%) UML
4 2 (11.11%) SOA
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.56%) Project Management
5 1 (5.56%) OO
5 1 (5.56%) OOD
5 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.56%) Scrum
5 1 (5.56%) Time Management
5 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) C++
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) VB
2 1 (5.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle