The first table below looks at the demand for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Leeds region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 10 15 13
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Java 101 82 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 9.52% 9.41% 9.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.51% 22.53% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 50 64
Average daily rate
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£325 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £250 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £440 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 £43.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Programming Languages Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
396 364 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 37.32% 41.79% 47.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 206 344
Average daily rate £320 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £194 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 £36.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.90% +116.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £14.45 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £19.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Java Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Java Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 67 (26.07%) SQL
2 65 (25.29%) Spring
3 55 (21.40%) PHP
4 53 (20.62%) HTML
4 53 (20.62%) JavaScript
5 51 (19.84%) Oracle
6 50 (19.46%) J2EE
6 50 (19.46%) jQuery
7 49 (19.07%) CSS
7 49 (19.07%) TDD
8 46 (17.90%) MVC
8 46 (17.90%) Hibernate
9 43 (16.73%) XML
10 39 (15.18%) C#
11 37 (14.40%) Software Engineering
12 36 (14.01%) Agile Software Development
12 36 (14.01%) OO
12 36 (14.01%) Enterprise Software
13 35 (13.62%) Tomcat
13 35 (13.62%) Maven
14 34 (13.23%) Scrum
14 34 (13.23%) Finance
14 34 (13.23%) BDD
15 32 (12.45%) Linux
15 32 (12.45%) .NET
16 27 (10.51%) QA
17 26 (10.12%) Spring MVC
17 26 (10.12%) PL/SQL
17 26 (10.12%) JSP
17 26 (10.12%) Apache

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 35 (13.62%) Tomcat
2 26 (10.12%) Apache
3 24 (9.34%) WebLogic
4 12 (4.67%) Apache Solr
5 8 (3.11%) IIS
6 7 (2.72%) CMS
7 5 (1.95%) Apache ServiceMix
8 4 (1.56%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.56%) MQSeries
9 3 (1.17%) nginx
9 3 (1.17%) Confluence
9 3 (1.17%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (0.78%) LiveCycle
11 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.39%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.39%) AquaLogic
11 1 (0.39%) TIBCO EMS
11 1 (0.39%) Mule
11 1 (0.39%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.39%) AquaLogic Service Bus
Applications
1 7 (2.72%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.56%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) SAP IS-U
1 2 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.39%) Force.com
3 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.84%) OpenLDAP
2 6 (2.33%) HTTP
3 4 (1.56%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.17%) LAN
4 3 (1.17%) WAN
4 3 (1.17%) FTP
5 2 (0.78%) Firewall
6 1 (0.39%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.39%) SSL
6 1 (0.39%) DHCP
6 1 (0.39%) DNS
6 1 (0.39%) Internet
6 1 (0.39%) SSH
6 1 (0.39%) Wireless
6 1 (0.39%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.78%) Oracle Database
2 19 (7.39%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.39%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (7.39%) Redis
3 15 (5.84%) MySQL
4 10 (3.89%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (3.50%) Relational Database
6 8 (3.11%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (2.72%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (2.33%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.95%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.17%) SQLPlus
11 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.78%) QlikView
11 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.39%) DB2
12 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 35 (13.62%) Maven
2 21 (8.17%) Selenium
2 21 (8.17%) Git (software)
3 19 (7.39%) JUnit
4 17 (6.61%) JMeter
5 14 (5.45%) Cucumber
6 13 (5.06%) Subversion
7 11 (4.28%) WebDriver
8 10 (3.89%) Jenkins
9 9 (3.50%) SoapUI
10 8 (3.11%) JBehave
10 8 (3.11%) JIRA
10 8 (3.11%) Eclipse
11 7 (2.72%) TeamCity
12 5 (1.95%) NUnit
12 5 (1.95%) Hudson
12 5 (1.95%) PhoneGap
13 4 (1.56%) Oracle Forms
14 3 (1.17%) DbUnit
15 2 (0.78%) Behat
General
1 34 (13.23%) Finance
2 12 (4.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.56%) Banking
4 2 (0.78%) Marketing
5 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.39%) Electronics
5 1 (0.39%) Automotive
5 1 (0.39%) Law
5 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 148 (57.59%) Developer
2 83 (32.30%) Java Developer
3 33 (12.84%) Tester
4 29 (11.28%) Architect
5 23 (8.95%) Software Engineer
6 22 (8.56%) PHP Developer
7 19 (7.39%) Technical Architect
7 19 (7.39%) Java Software Engineer
8 15 (5.84%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 15 (5.84%) UI Developer
8 15 (5.84%) UI Programmer
9 14 (5.45%) Senior Developer
10 13 (5.06%) Functional Tester
10 13 (5.06%) Manual Tester
11 12 (4.67%) Analyst
12 11 (4.28%) Senior Java Developer
13 10 (3.89%) Oracle Developer
14 9 (3.50%) PHP Zend Developer
15 8 (3.11%) Automation Tester
16 6 (2.33%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (25.29%) Spring
2 53 (20.62%) HTML
3 50 (19.46%) J2EE
3 50 (19.46%) jQuery
4 49 (19.07%) CSS
5 46 (17.90%) Hibernate
6 43 (16.73%) XML
7 32 (12.45%) .NET
8 26 (10.12%) Spring MVC
8 26 (10.12%) JSP
9 24 (9.34%) Web Services
10 23 (8.95%) Java EE
10 23 (8.95%) HTML5
10 23 (8.95%) REST
11 20 (7.78%) SOAP
12 19 (7.39%) CSS3
13 16 (6.23%) JMS
14 13 (5.06%) Struts
14 13 (5.06%) Symfony
14 13 (5.06%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 36 (14.01%) Enterprise Software
2 26 (10.12%) Open Source
3 9 (3.50%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.50%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.50%) Reference Data
4 8 (3.11%) Data Integration
5 4 (1.56%) VLE
6 3 (1.17%) NHS
6 3 (1.17%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.78%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.78%) iPhone
7 2 (0.78%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.78%) Graphic Design
7 2 (0.78%) Statistics
8 1 (0.39%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.39%) DTV
8 1 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.39%) Animation
8 1 (0.39%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 32 (12.45%) Linux
2 16 (6.23%) Windows
3 11 (4.28%) UNIX
4 4 (1.56%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.56%) Android
5 3 (1.17%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.78%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.78%) AIX
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.39%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (19.07%) TDD
2 46 (17.90%) MVC
3 37 (14.40%) Software Engineering
4 36 (14.01%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (14.01%) OO
5 34 (13.23%) Scrum
5 34 (13.23%) BDD
6 25 (9.73%) User Stories
7 22 (8.56%) Test Scripting
8 20 (7.78%) Web Design
9 17 (6.61%) Performance Testing
10 16 (6.23%) Configuration Management
11 15 (5.84%) Data Modelling
12 13 (5.06%) Validation
12 13 (5.06%) Unit Testing
12 13 (5.06%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (4.67%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (4.67%) Test Automation
14 9 (3.50%) OOP
14 9 (3.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 67 (26.07%) SQL
2 55 (21.40%) PHP
3 53 (20.62%) JavaScript
4 39 (15.18%) C#
5 26 (10.12%) PL/SQL
6 24 (9.34%) C++
7 16 (6.23%) Ruby
8 12 (4.67%) Python
9 8 (3.11%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.56%) VB
11 3 (1.17%) C
11 3 (1.17%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.17%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 2 (0.78%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.39%) VC++
13 1 (0.39%) Perl
13 1 (0.39%) Scala
13 1 (0.39%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (4.28%) Security Cleared
2 10 (3.89%) ISEB
3 6 (2.33%) Degree
4 4 (1.56%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.78%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.78%) PMP
5 2 (0.78%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (10.51%) QA
2 4 (1.56%) COBIT
3 3 (1.17%) SLA
4 1 (0.39%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 1 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (1.56%) Puppet
2 2 (0.78%) HAProxy
2 2 (0.78%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.39%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.39%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 51 (19.84%) Oracle
2 17 (6.61%) Zend
3 16 (6.23%) Red Hat
4 14 (5.45%) hybris
5 10 (3.89%) Perforce
6 9 (3.50%) Adobe
7 7 (2.72%) Microsoft
8 6 (2.33%) JBoss
8 6 (2.33%) IBM
9 5 (1.95%) SAP
10 4 (1.56%) Splunk
10 4 (1.56%) Twitter
11 3 (1.17%) Cisco
11 3 (1.17%) FatWire
12 2 (0.78%) ATG
12 2 (0.78%) TIBCO
12 2 (0.78%) JD Edwards
13 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
13 1 (0.39%) Citrix
13 1 (0.39%) HP
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