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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 24 34 22
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -12
Contract jobs citing Java 18 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 6.21% 1.69% 3.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.98% 4.46% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 8
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£350 £475 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £307 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £505 £433
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 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -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
106 112 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 36.55% 37.97% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 72 40
Average daily rate £275 £348 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.86% -0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
Average hourly rate £10.00 £11.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -66.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 18 September 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 18 September 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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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 +3 9 £350 -
Maidstone - 6 £213 -
Sandwich - - - -
Sevenoaks - - - - 1
Sittingbourne - - - - 2
West Malling - - - - 1
Canterbury - - - - 2
Dartford - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Java
South East

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 33 (75.00%) XML
2 31 (70.45%) SQL
2 31 (70.45%) Spring
3 27 (61.36%) TDD
4 26 (59.09%) REST
5 25 (56.82%) SOA
6 24 (54.55%) Internet
6 24 (54.55%) Mobile App
7 23 (52.27%) Mobile Application Development
7 23 (52.27%) Facebook
7 23 (52.27%) Twitter
7 23 (52.27%) OAuth
7 23 (52.27%) Games
7 23 (52.27%) Google
7 23 (52.27%) JSON
7 23 (52.27%) Game Development
8 22 (50.00%) Use Case
8 22 (50.00%) Rapid Prototyping
9 14 (31.82%) HTML
9 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
10 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (22.73%) Web Services
12 9 (20.45%) CSS
12 9 (20.45%) Perl
12 9 (20.45%) Ruby
13 8 (18.18%) Hibernate
14 7 (15.91%) JPA
14 7 (15.91%) Apache
14 7 (15.91%) Cloud Foundry
15 6 (13.64%) Tomcat

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (15.91%) Apache
1 7 (15.91%) Cloud Foundry
2 6 (13.64%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) PaaS
2 4 (9.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (54.55%) Internet
2 2 (4.55%) LDAP
3 1 (2.27%) LAN
3 1 (2.27%) WAN
3 1 (2.27%) DHCP
3 1 (2.27%) HTTP
3 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.27%) DNS
3 1 (2.27%) Intranet
3 1 (2.27%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) MySQL
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.27%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) JIRA
2 4 (9.09%) JUnit
3 3 (6.82%) Eclipse
3 3 (6.82%) Subversion
3 3 (6.82%) Maven
3 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.27%) WebLOAD
General
1 23 (52.27%) Games
2 4 (9.09%) Financial Institution
2 4 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (75.00%) Developer
2 18 (40.91%) Mobile Developer
3 14 (31.82%) Lead Developer
4 7 (15.91%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Applications Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Junior
6 1 (2.27%) Systems Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Junior Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Junior Java Developer
6 1 (2.27%) webMethods Developer
6 1 (2.27%) webMethods Specialist
6 1 (2.27%) Java Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (75.00%) XML
2 31 (70.45%) Spring
3 26 (59.09%) REST
4 23 (52.27%) OAuth
4 23 (52.27%) JSON
5 14 (31.82%) HTML
6 10 (22.73%) Web Services
7 9 (20.45%) CSS
8 8 (18.18%) Hibernate
9 7 (15.91%) JPA
10 6 (13.64%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (13.64%) Java ME
10 6 (13.64%) .NET
10 6 (13.64%) J2ME
11 5 (11.36%) J2EE
11 5 (11.36%) PrimeFaces
12 4 (9.09%) J2SE
12 4 (9.09%) XSL
12 4 (9.09%) XHTML
12 4 (9.09%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 24 (54.55%) Mobile App
2 5 (11.36%) Open Source
3 3 (6.82%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Linux
2 3 (6.82%) Solaris
2 3 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.55%) UNIX
3 2 (4.55%) Windows
3 2 (4.55%) AIX
4 1 (2.27%) OS/400
4 1 (2.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (61.36%) TDD
2 25 (56.82%) SOA
3 23 (52.27%) Game Development
3 23 (52.27%) Mobile Application Development
4 22 (50.00%) Use Case
4 22 (50.00%) Rapid Prototyping
5 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (11.36%) OO
6 5 (11.36%) OOD
7 4 (9.09%) Software Engineering
8 3 (6.82%) Web Development
8 3 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.82%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (6.82%) UML
8 3 (6.82%) Scrum
9 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (4.55%) Migration
9 2 (4.55%) Data Modelling
9 2 (4.55%) DevOps
10 1 (2.27%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 31 (70.45%) SQL
2 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 9 (20.45%) Perl
3 9 (20.45%) Ruby
4 6 (13.64%) Python
5 2 (4.55%) PHP
5 2 (4.55%) C
5 2 (4.55%) C++
6 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) OCPJP
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.55%) NFS
2 2 (4.55%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.27%) vSphere
3 1 (2.27%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Puppet
2 2 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.27%) Nagios
Vendors
1 23 (52.27%) Google
1 23 (52.27%) Facebook
1 23 (52.27%) Twitter
2 3 (6.82%) VMware
2 3 (6.82%) Red Hat
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle
2 3 (6.82%) JBoss
3 2 (4.55%) Software AG
3 2 (4.55%) Veritas
3 2 (4.55%) webMethods
4 1 (2.27%) Riverbed
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco