The first table below looks at the demand for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 18 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 Merseyside 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 18 14 27
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +13
Contract jobs citing Java 11 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.76% 9.22% 4.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.07% 27.94% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 9
Average daily rate £400 £438 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +32.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £262 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £500 £510
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 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Programming Languages Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
73 68 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 38.22% 33.01% 27.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 26 41
Average daily rate £300 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £155 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.72 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.52% -23.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £11.08 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £34.80 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Java
North West

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Java Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Java Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Java
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +2 9 £413 -8.33% 7
Southport - - - -
Java
North West

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 11 (55.00%) Spring
2 9 (45.00%) J2EE
3 7 (35.00%) Hibernate
4 6 (30.00%) Scrum
4 6 (30.00%) Workflow
4 6 (30.00%) C++
4 6 (30.00%) HTML
4 6 (30.00%) SQL
4 6 (30.00%) Oracle
5 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (25.00%) MVC
6 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (20.00%) TDD
6 4 (20.00%) Spring MVC
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
6 4 (20.00%) MySQL
6 4 (20.00%) CSS
7 3 (15.00%) Eclipse
7 3 (15.00%) Shell Script
7 3 (15.00%) Middleware
7 3 (15.00%) UNIX
7 3 (15.00%) Windows
7 3 (15.00%) OOA/OOD
7 3 (15.00%) OO
7 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
7 3 (15.00%) .NET
7 3 (15.00%) C#
7 3 (15.00%) Scala
7 3 (15.00%) CSS3

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (10.00%) Alfresco
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (5.00%) NetWeaver
3 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (5.00%) AquaLogic
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (20.00%) MySQL
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.00%) SQLPlus
3 1 (5.00%) SAP BW
3 1 (5.00%) DB2
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (10.00%) Maven
2 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.00%) JUnit
3 1 (5.00%) Toad
3 1 (5.00%) Ant
3 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (15.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Publishing
3 1 (5.00%) Back Office
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Developer
2 10 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Java Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) J2EE Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
6 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Team Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) NetWeaver Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) Spring
2 9 (45.00%) J2EE
3 7 (35.00%) Hibernate
4 6 (30.00%) HTML
5 4 (20.00%) Spring MVC
5 4 (20.00%) CSS
6 3 (15.00%) Middleware
6 3 (15.00%) .NET
6 3 (15.00%) CSS3
6 3 (15.00%) HTML5
7 2 (10.00%) .NET Remoting
7 2 (10.00%) Ajax
7 2 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (10.00%) WinForms
7 2 (10.00%) WCF
7 2 (10.00%) WPF
7 2 (10.00%) Struts
7 2 (10.00%) XML
7 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
8 1 (5.00%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Biometrics
1 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.00%) Open Source
1 1 (5.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) UNIX
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Solaris
2 1 (5.00%) Android
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Scrum
1 6 (30.00%) Workflow
2 5 (25.00%) MVC
3 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) TDD
4 3 (15.00%) OOA/OOD
4 3 (15.00%) OO
4 3 (15.00%) BDD
5 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.00%) SOA
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) Migration
6 1 (5.00%) DSDM
6 1 (5.00%) OOP
6 1 (5.00%) Data Mapping
6 1 (5.00%) MSF
6 1 (5.00%) Android Development
6 1 (5.00%) iOS Development
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) C++
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (15.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (15.00%) C#
4 3 (15.00%) Scala
5 2 (10.00%) VB
5 2 (10.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.00%) Objective-C
6 1 (5.00%) XQuery
6 1 (5.00%) ActionScript
6 1 (5.00%) PHP
6 1 (5.00%) C
6 1 (5.00%) ActionScript 3.0
6 1 (5.00%) ActionScript 2.0
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Symantec
2 1 (5.00%) IBM
2 1 (5.00%) Citrix
2 1 (5.00%) BEA
2 1 (5.00%) Apple
2 1 (5.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) Zend
2 1 (5.00%) WSO2
2 1 (5.00%) GoldenSource