The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 14 22 27
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +5
Contract jobs citing Java 22 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 8.03% 2.09% 3.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.29% 5.97% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 3
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£350 £318 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% -15.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £366 £365
% change year-on-year
+9.36% +0.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.95 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-0.13% +2.77%
Java
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Programming Languages Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
59 67 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 21.53% 35.08% 41.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 38 37
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £175 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £412 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Liverpool +10 21 £350 +11.11% 6
Wirral - 1 £335 - 1
Java
North West

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 20 (54.05%) Oracle
2 15 (40.54%) HTML
2 15 (40.54%) SQL
3 14 (37.84%) XML
4 13 (35.14%) Spring
4 13 (35.14%) jQuery
5 11 (29.73%) Web Services
5 11 (29.73%) TIBCO
6 9 (24.32%) UNIX
6 9 (24.32%) PL/SQL
6 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (24.32%) Finance
6 9 (24.32%) Hibernate
7 8 (21.62%) JSF
7 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
7 8 (21.62%) EJB
7 8 (21.62%) Swing
8 6 (16.22%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (16.22%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
9 5 (13.51%) QA
9 5 (13.51%) Banking
9 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
9 5 (13.51%) J2EE
9 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
10 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
10 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
10 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
10 4 (10.81%) C#
10 4 (10.81%) .NET

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
1 4 (10.81%) Umbraco
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (5.41%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) Internet
2 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database
3 4 (10.81%) Relational Database
4 3 (8.11%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (5.41%) RDBMS
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (5.41%) Ant
3 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.70%) Selenium
3 1 (2.70%) JMeter
3 1 (2.70%) JUnit
3 1 (2.70%) Toad
3 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (24.32%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Retail
4 2 (5.41%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Publishing
5 1 (2.70%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 21 (56.76%) Developer
2 8 (21.62%) Java Developer
3 5 (13.51%) Oracle Developer
3 5 (13.51%) Consultant
4 4 (10.81%) Web Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Business Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Perl Developer
5 2 (5.41%) TIBCO Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Software Tester
6 1 (2.70%) Rollout Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Financials Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Technical Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Financials Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Java Software Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (40.54%) HTML
2 14 (37.84%) XML
3 13 (35.14%) Spring
3 13 (35.14%) jQuery
4 11 (29.73%) Web Services
5 9 (24.32%) Hibernate
6 8 (21.62%) JSF
6 8 (21.62%) EJB
6 8 (21.62%) Swing
7 5 (13.51%) J2EE
8 4 (10.81%) .NET
8 4 (10.81%) SOAP
8 4 (10.81%) .NET Framework
8 4 (10.81%) HTML5
9 3 (8.11%) Java EE
9 3 (8.11%) XSLT
9 3 (8.11%) JDBC
9 3 (8.11%) JSP
9 3 (8.11%) WSDL
10 2 (5.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) PDA
1 3 (8.11%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.41%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) UNIX
2 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
2 3 (8.11%) Windows
3 2 (5.41%) Solaris
3 2 (5.41%) Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
3 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
3 3 (8.11%) Integration Testing
3 3 (8.11%) Data Migration
3 3 (8.11%) Migration
4 2 (5.41%) Change Management
4 2 (5.41%) UML
4 2 (5.41%) OO
4 2 (5.41%) Workflow
4 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
4 2 (5.41%) Test Scripting
4 2 (5.41%) Data Architecture
5 1 (2.70%) Test Planning
5 1 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.70%) Manual Testing
5 1 (2.70%) System Testing
5 1 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.70%) Scrum
5 1 (2.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (40.54%) SQL
2 9 (24.32%) PL/SQL
3 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.81%) C#
5 2 (5.41%) Perl
6 1 (2.70%) C
6 1 (2.70%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (54.05%) Oracle
2 11 (29.73%) TIBCO
3 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.11%) ATG
4 3 (8.11%) Citrix
4 3 (8.11%) Symantec
5 2 (5.41%) Perforce
6 1 (2.70%) Sybase
6 1 (2.70%) IBM
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