The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 30 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing Java 5 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 2.84% 1.30% 5.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.62% 9.09% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
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£415 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Luton region.

Programming Languages Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
52 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 29.55% 14.29% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 7 14
Average daily rate £430 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.36% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £375 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Java Daily Rate Trend in Luton

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Java Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Retail
2 5 (45.45%) C++
3 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) .NET
4 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
4 3 (27.27%) hybris
5 2 (18.18%) C#
5 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 2 (18.18%) APACS
5 2 (18.18%) ISO 8583
5 2 (18.18%) Banking
5 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 1 (9.09%) Retail-J
6 1 (9.09%) Marketing
6 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
6 1 (9.09%) Unica
6 1 (9.09%) Direct Marketing
6 1 (9.09%) QA
6 1 (9.09%) Selenium
6 1 (9.09%) WCF
6 1 (9.09%) WPF
6 1 (9.09%) WF
6 1 (9.09%) Silverlight
6 1 (9.09%) LINQ
6 1 (9.09%) Use Case
6 1 (9.09%) jQuery
6 1 (9.09%) Usability Testing

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 1 (9.09%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Retail-J
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) NUnit
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
1 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
1 1 (9.09%) MSTest
1 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (45.45%) Retail
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Software Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Development Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Developer
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) XSLT
2 1 (9.09%) Middleware
2 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
2 1 (9.09%) WCF
2 1 (9.09%) WPF
2 1 (9.09%) WF
2 1 (9.09%) Silverlight
2 1 (9.09%) LINQ
2 1 (9.09%) jQuery
2 1 (9.09%) RESTful
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) APACS
2 1 (9.09%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
2 4 (36.36%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) Direct Marketing
5 1 (9.09%) Use Case
5 1 (9.09%) Usability Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) Multivariate Testing
5 1 (9.09%) MVVM
5 1 (9.09%) Analytics
5 1 (9.09%) SOA
5 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
5 1 (9.09%) Workflow
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) UML
5 1 (9.09%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C++
2 2 (18.18%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
3 1 (9.09%) C
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) ISO 8583
2 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) hybris
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) TIBCO
2 1 (9.09%) Unica