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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 14 25 19
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs citing Java 22 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 8.73% 3.14% 5.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.83% 8.70% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 5
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£350 £438 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
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
82 92 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 32.54% 36.08% 37.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 50 30
Average daily rate £323 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £493 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £23.00 £17.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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
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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 +11 18 £350 -20.00% 5
Southport - - - -
St Helens - - - -
Birkenhead - - - -
Java
North West

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 19 (52.78%) Oracle
2 18 (50.00%) HTML
2 18 (50.00%) Spring
3 16 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (38.89%) jQuery
4 14 (38.89%) Web Services
4 14 (38.89%) Hibernate
5 13 (36.11%) EJB
6 10 (27.78%) TIBCO
6 10 (27.78%) Swing
6 10 (27.78%) JSF
7 9 (25.00%) EJB 3.0
7 9 (25.00%) Relational Database
7 9 (25.00%) RDBMS
7 9 (25.00%) XML
7 9 (25.00%) SQL
7 9 (25.00%) J2EE
8 8 (22.22%) PL/SQL
9 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
9 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
9 7 (19.44%) Finance
10 6 (16.67%) .NET
10 6 (16.67%) C#
10 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
10 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 6 (16.67%) Oracle Database
11 5 (13.89%) TDD
11 5 (13.89%) Multimedia
11 5 (13.89%) Degree
11 5 (13.89%) XSLT

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 4 (11.11%) Umbraco
2 2 (5.56%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (2.78%) AquaLogic
3 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) Internet
2 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 9 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
3 6 (16.67%) Oracle Database
4 4 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (11.11%) MySQL
5 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (5.56%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (5.56%) Eclipse
2 2 (5.56%) Ant
3 1 (2.78%) JUnit
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (80.56%) Developer
2 17 (47.22%) Java Developer
3 8 (22.22%) Oracle Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Java Software Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Software Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Web Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Consultant
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Oracle Financials Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Java Consultant
5 4 (11.11%) J2EE Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Technical Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Java Software Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Team Leader
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Software Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Mobile Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Technical Team Leader
8 1 (2.78%) Java Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (50.00%) HTML
1 18 (50.00%) Spring
2 14 (38.89%) jQuery
2 14 (38.89%) Web Services
2 14 (38.89%) Hibernate
3 13 (36.11%) EJB
4 10 (27.78%) Swing
4 10 (27.78%) JSF
5 9 (25.00%) EJB 3.0
5 9 (25.00%) XML
5 9 (25.00%) J2EE
6 6 (16.67%) .NET
7 5 (13.89%) XSLT
8 4 (11.11%) .NET Framework
8 4 (11.11%) HTML5
9 3 (8.33%) Ajax
9 3 (8.33%) JSP
9 3 (8.33%) Struts
10 2 (5.56%) Middleware
10 2 (5.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) PDA
1 3 (8.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) UNIX
2 3 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 3 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.78%) Android
3 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 5 (13.89%) TDD
3 5 (13.89%) Scrum
3 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce
4 4 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
4 4 (11.11%) BDD
5 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 3 (8.33%) SOA
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (2.78%) Android Development
7 1 (2.78%) iOS Development
7 1 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.78%) System Testing
7 1 (2.78%) BPEL
7 1 (2.78%) OOP
7 1 (2.78%) OO
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) SQL
2 8 (22.22%) PL/SQL
3 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
4 6 (16.67%) C#
5 4 (11.11%) Scala
6 3 (8.33%) C++
7 2 (5.56%) XQuery
8 1 (2.78%) ActionScript 3.0
8 1 (2.78%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (2.78%) C
8 1 (2.78%) VB
8 1 (2.78%) ActionScript
8 1 (2.78%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.89%) Degree
3 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 19 (52.78%) Oracle
2 10 (27.78%) TIBCO
3 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.33%) Symantec
4 3 (8.33%) Citrix
5 1 (2.78%) BEA
5 1 (2.78%) Apple