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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 21 17 23
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing Java 14 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.07% 6.88% 3.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.00% 15.79% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 1
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£400 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -3.47%
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
70 95 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 25.36% 43.58% 42.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 60 49
Average daily rate £300 £313 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -7.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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 27 November 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 27 November 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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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 -1 13 £400 +14.28% 3
Southport - - - - 1
Wirral - - - -
Birkenhead - - - -
Java
North West

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 21 (60.00%) HTML
2 20 (57.14%) Oracle
3 18 (51.43%) Web Services
4 17 (48.57%) Spring
4 17 (48.57%) jQuery
5 15 (42.86%) EJB
6 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (37.14%) JSF
7 13 (37.14%) Hibernate
7 13 (37.14%) TIBCO
7 13 (37.14%) Swing
8 9 (25.71%) RDBMS
8 9 (25.71%) EJB 3.0
8 9 (25.71%) Relational Database
9 8 (22.86%) XML
9 8 (22.86%) E-Commerce
9 8 (22.86%) SQL
10 7 (20.00%) Oracle Database
11 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
11 6 (17.14%) Mentoring
11 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
11 6 (17.14%) XSLT
12 5 (14.29%) UNIX
12 5 (14.29%) JSP
12 5 (14.29%) PL/SQL
12 5 (14.29%) C#
12 5 (14.29%) .NET
12 5 (14.29%) J2EE
12 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
12 5 (14.29%) Microsoft

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (11.43%) Umbraco
1 4 (11.43%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) Internet
2 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) RDBMS
1 9 (25.71%) Relational Database
2 7 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.86%) Ant
2 1 (2.86%) JUnit
2 1 (2.86%) Toad
2 1 (2.86%) JMeter
2 1 (2.86%) Selenium
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
1 5 (14.29%) Multimedia
2 3 (8.57%) Retail
3 2 (5.71%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (65.71%) Developer
2 15 (42.86%) Java Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Java Software Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Web Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Java Software Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Oracle Financials Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Software Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Lead Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (60.00%) HTML
2 18 (51.43%) Web Services
3 17 (48.57%) Spring
3 17 (48.57%) jQuery
4 15 (42.86%) EJB
5 13 (37.14%) JSF
5 13 (37.14%) Hibernate
5 13 (37.14%) Swing
6 9 (25.71%) EJB 3.0
7 8 (22.86%) XML
8 6 (17.14%) XSLT
9 5 (14.29%) JSP
9 5 (14.29%) .NET
9 5 (14.29%) J2EE
10 4 (11.43%) .NET Framework
10 4 (11.43%) HTML5
10 4 (11.43%) SOAP
11 3 (8.57%) WSDL
11 3 (8.57%) Java EE
12 2 (5.71%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
1 3 (8.57%) PDA
2 2 (5.71%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) UNIX
2 3 (8.57%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.86%) E-Commerce
3 6 (17.14%) Mentoring
4 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 2 (5.71%) TDD
5 2 (5.71%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.86%) SOA
6 1 (2.86%) Regression Testing
6 1 (2.86%) Validation
6 1 (2.86%) Scrum
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (2.86%) Test Planning
6 1 (2.86%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.86%) Manual Testing
6 1 (2.86%) System Testing
6 1 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.86%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) SQL
2 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
3 5 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 5 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (2.86%) C
4 1 (2.86%) VB
4 1 (2.86%) C++
4 1 (2.86%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 5 (14.29%) Degree
3 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) ISEB
4 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (57.14%) Oracle
2 13 (37.14%) TIBCO
3 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.57%) Citrix
4 3 (8.57%) Symantec
4 3 (8.57%) ATG
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