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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 32 17 14
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -3
Contract jobs citing Java 7 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.97% 5.88% 9.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.14% 15.49% 27.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 8
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£300 £413 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £300 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £413 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
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
69 71 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 19.44% 37.97% 33.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 38 31
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £225 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £404 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £16.23 £175.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-90.72% +946.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £55.00 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.01 £175.00 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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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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 -12 7 £300 -27.27% 4
Java
North West

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 18 (62.07%) Oracle
2 16 (55.17%) SQL
3 14 (48.28%) XML
4 10 (34.48%) UNIX
5 9 (31.03%) PL/SQL
5 9 (31.03%) Finance
6 8 (27.59%) TIBCO
6 8 (27.59%) Spring
7 7 (24.14%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (24.14%) HTML
8 6 (20.69%) Web Services
8 6 (20.69%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
9 5 (17.24%) Banking
9 5 (17.24%) J2EE
10 4 (13.79%) BusinessWorks
10 4 (13.79%) Middleware
10 4 (13.79%) JDBC
10 4 (13.79%) SOAP
10 4 (13.79%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (13.79%) Hibernate
10 4 (13.79%) jQuery
10 4 (13.79%) Oracle ODI
10 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
10 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
10 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
11 3 (10.34%) Data Migration
11 3 (10.34%) Oracle Fusion
11 3 (10.34%) Oracle Service Bus

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 3 (10.34%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (6.90%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (13.79%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
3 4 (13.79%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (6.90%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
5 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
6 1 (3.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (6.90%) Eclipse
2 2 (6.90%) Ant
3 1 (3.45%) JUnit
3 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Publishing
4 1 (3.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) Consultant
2 5 (17.24%) Java Developer
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle Consultant
3 4 (13.79%) TIBCO Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Oracle Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Business Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Perl Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Financials Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Financials Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (48.28%) XML
2 8 (27.59%) Spring
3 7 (24.14%) HTML
4 6 (20.69%) Web Services
5 5 (17.24%) J2EE
6 4 (13.79%) JDBC
6 4 (13.79%) SOAP
6 4 (13.79%) Middleware
6 4 (13.79%) Hibernate
6 4 (13.79%) jQuery
7 3 (10.34%) JSF
7 3 (10.34%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (10.34%) WSDL
7 3 (10.34%) XSLT
7 3 (10.34%) Swing
7 3 (10.34%) JSP
7 3 (10.34%) EJB
8 2 (6.90%) JAXB
8 2 (6.90%) JiBX
8 2 (6.90%) POJO
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Online Banking
2 1 (3.45%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) UNIX
2 2 (6.90%) Solaris
2 2 (6.90%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Android
3 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
2 3 (10.34%) Migration
2 3 (10.34%) SOA
2 3 (10.34%) Data Migration
3 2 (6.90%) Data Architecture
3 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
3 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
3 2 (6.90%) Test Planning
3 2 (6.90%) Change Management
3 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
3 2 (6.90%) UML
3 2 (6.90%) OO
3 2 (6.90%) Workflow
3 2 (6.90%) Validation
3 2 (6.90%) Scrum
3 2 (6.90%) TDD
3 2 (6.90%) Test Scripting
3 2 (6.90%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) SQL
2 9 (31.03%) PL/SQL
3 2 (6.90%) Perl
4 1 (3.45%) C++
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.45%) XQuery
4 1 (3.45%) REXX
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
1 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) ISEB
2 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Oracle
2 8 (27.59%) TIBCO
3 2 (6.90%) Perforce
4 1 (3.45%) ATG
4 1 (3.45%) Sybase
4 1 (3.45%) IBM
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