The first table below looks at the demand for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Liverpool 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 15 15 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Java 9 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 6.38% 7.89% 7.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.31% 26.09% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 9
Average daily rate £413 £450 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
Programming Languages Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
52 46 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 36.88% 30.26% 25.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 28
Average daily rate £308 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £460 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £175.00 £15.46 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1031.95% +71.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Java
Merseyside

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

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

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Java Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Java Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 6 (37.50%) Scrum
1 6 (37.50%) C++
1 6 (37.50%) Spring
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle
3 4 (25.00%) .NET
3 4 (25.00%) J2EE
3 4 (25.00%) MySQL
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) TDD
3 4 (25.00%) Hibernate
4 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
4 3 (18.75%) Banking
4 3 (18.75%) Scala
4 3 (18.75%) BDD
4 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
4 3 (18.75%) Middleware
4 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 3 (18.75%) C#
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
4 3 (18.75%) UNIX
4 3 (18.75%) Windows
4 3 (18.75%) OOA/OOD
4 3 (18.75%) OO
5 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 2 (12.50%) XML
5 2 (12.50%) VB
5 2 (12.50%) VB.NET

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.25%) NetWeaver
2 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (6.25%) AquaLogic
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) Alfresco
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) MySQL
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 1 (6.25%) DB2
4 1 (6.25%) SAP BW
4 1 (6.25%) SQLPlus
4 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
2 1 (6.25%) Toad
2 1 (6.25%) Maven
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Ant
2 1 (6.25%) JUnit
General
1 3 (18.75%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Publishing
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Back Office
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Java Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Consultant
4 3 (18.75%) J2EE Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Java Consultant
4 3 (18.75%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) NetWeaver Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Development Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Development Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) Spring
2 4 (25.00%) Hibernate
2 4 (25.00%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) J2EE
3 3 (18.75%) Middleware
4 2 (12.50%) HTML
4 2 (12.50%) XML
4 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 2 (12.50%) WinForms
4 2 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (12.50%) .NET Remoting
4 2 (12.50%) WCF
4 2 (12.50%) WPF
5 1 (6.25%) Zend Framework
5 1 (6.25%) Spring Security
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (6.25%) iOS SDK
5 1 (6.25%) Android SDK
5 1 (6.25%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Biometrics
1 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.25%) E-Learning
1 1 (6.25%) PDA
1 1 (6.25%) Learning Management System
1 1 (6.25%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) UNIX
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Solaris
2 1 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Scrum
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) TDD
3 3 (18.75%) OOA/OOD
3 3 (18.75%) OO
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) BDD
4 2 (12.50%) SOA
4 2 (12.50%) MVC
4 2 (12.50%) Workflow
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) Web Development
5 1 (6.25%) Data Mapping
5 1 (6.25%) MSF
5 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.25%) Content Management
5 1 (6.25%) BPEL
5 1 (6.25%) Logistics
5 1 (6.25%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) C++
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
3 3 (18.75%) Scala
3 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (12.50%) VB
4 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
5 1 (6.25%) ActionScript
5 1 (6.25%) XQuery
5 1 (6.25%) PHP
5 1 (6.25%) C
5 1 (6.25%) ActionScript 3.0
5 1 (6.25%) ActionScript 2.0
5 1 (6.25%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) PMP
1 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) Citrix
2 1 (6.25%) BEA
2 1 (6.25%) Apple
2 1 (6.25%) Symantec
2 1 (6.25%) GoldenSource
2 1 (6.25%) Zend
2 1 (6.25%) WSO2