The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 6 4 24
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +20
Contract jobs citing Java 157 100 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 14.40% 16.72% 4.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.53% 38.17% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 69 9
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£450 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £214 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £87.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
Java
England

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

Programming Languages Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
378 262 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 34.68% 43.81% 26.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 170 44
Average daily rate £425 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.51% +0.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £246 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 23
Average hourly rate £37.50 £21.38 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.43% -34.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.20 £13.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £60.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.89 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.10% +2.94%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Java Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Java
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Java Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the North East region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Java Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Java
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the North East region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
Tyne and Wear -1 144 £448 +27.85% 31
Durham -8 4 £320 +28.00% 4
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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.

1 141 (50.90%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (45.85%) Linux
3 77 (27.80%) HTML
4 76 (27.44%) SQL
5 75 (27.08%) Python
5 75 (27.08%) TDD
6 73 (26.35%) Ruby
7 72 (25.99%) Oracle
8 65 (23.47%) RESTful
9 64 (23.10%) Jenkins
10 63 (22.74%) J2EE
11 62 (22.38%) Scala
12 61 (22.02%) Open Source
13 57 (20.58%) Web Services
14 56 (20.22%) Security Cleared
14 56 (20.22%) JSON
15 52 (18.77%) NoSQL
16 50 (18.05%) MongoDB
17 49 (17.69%) Spring
18 48 (17.33%) Selenium
19 46 (16.61%) Django
19 46 (16.61%) UNIX
20 45 (16.25%) CSS
20 45 (16.25%) .NET
21 42 (15.16%) JavaScript
22 41 (14.80%) Puppet
23 39 (14.08%) Opscode Chef
23 39 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
23 39 (14.08%) WebSphere
23 39 (14.08%) Configuration Management

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 39 (14.08%) WebSphere
2 37 (13.36%) Apache
3 35 (12.64%) WebLogic
4 29 (10.47%) Tomcat
5 28 (10.11%) JBoss
6 26 (9.39%) Jetty
6 26 (9.39%) Confluence
7 18 (6.50%) nginx
7 18 (6.50%) WebSphere Application Server
8 17 (6.14%) IIS
8 17 (6.14%) Node.js
9 14 (5.05%) AquaLogic
10 6 (2.17%) Tuxedo
11 5 (1.81%) MQSeries
11 5 (1.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 5 (1.81%) FileNet
11 5 (1.81%) Oracle Application Server
12 4 (1.44%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (1.08%) Oracle 10gAS
14 2 (0.72%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (2.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.36%) Windchill
2 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.17%) Teamcenter
1 6 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.08%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.36%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 24 (8.66%) Amazon AWS
1 24 (8.66%) Google Cloud Platform
2 19 (6.86%) Amazon EC2
2 19 (6.86%) Google App Engine
3 17 (6.14%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.36%) SaaS
5 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (12.64%) SSL
2 26 (9.39%) HTTP
3 25 (9.03%) TCP/IP
4 19 (6.86%) LDAP
5 18 (6.50%) DNS
6 17 (6.14%) DHCP
6 17 (6.14%) FTP
6 17 (6.14%) IPsec
7 8 (2.89%) Internet
7 8 (2.89%) SNMP
8 5 (1.81%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (1.44%) Network Security
10 1 (0.36%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.36%) Converged Networks
10 1 (0.36%) Firewall
10 1 (0.36%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (18.77%) NoSQL
2 50 (18.05%) MongoDB
3 35 (12.64%) Relational Database
4 29 (10.47%) Oracle Database
5 19 (6.86%) MySQL
6 13 (4.69%) Oracle Reports
7 12 (4.33%) SQL Server
8 8 (2.89%) RDBMS
9 6 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.81%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.72%) Sybase ASE
12 2 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.36%) Big Data
13 1 (0.36%) MariaDB
13 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 64 (23.10%) Jenkins
2 48 (17.33%) Selenium
3 30 (10.83%) JIRA
4 26 (9.39%) Cucumber
5 18 (6.50%) Git (software)
6 17 (6.14%) Ant
7 14 (5.05%) Subversion
7 14 (5.05%) WebDriver
8 12 (4.33%) JUnit
9 10 (3.61%) RSpec
9 10 (3.61%) SoapUI
10 6 (2.17%) HP UFT
11 4 (1.44%) Visual Studio
11 4 (1.44%) Eclipse
12 3 (1.08%) LoadRunner
12 3 (1.08%) JMeter
13 2 (0.72%) Maven
13 2 (0.72%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.72%) Sahi
13 2 (0.72%) WATIR
General
1 35 (12.64%) Finance
2 19 (6.86%) Manufacturing
3 9 (3.25%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.17%) Electronics
4 6 (2.17%) Games
4 6 (2.17%) Marketing
5 1 (0.36%) German Language
5 1 (0.36%) Banking
5 1 (0.36%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 100 (36.10%) Developer
2 67 (24.19%) Java Developer
3 60 (21.66%) Architect
4 32 (11.55%) Technical Architect
5 25 (9.03%) Solutions Architect
6 22 (7.94%) Digital Architect
7 16 (5.78%) Senior Developer
8 15 (5.42%) Analyst
9 14 (5.05%) Senior Architect
10 13 (4.69%) Digital Technical Architect
10 13 (4.69%) Senior Technical Architect
11 10 (3.61%) Administrator
12 9 (3.25%) Test Engineer
12 9 (3.25%) Automation Engineer
12 9 (3.25%) Test Automation Engineer
13 8 (2.89%) ScrumMaster
13 8 (2.89%) Digital Solutions Architect
13 8 (2.89%) QA Analyst
14 7 (2.53%) Support Engineer
14 7 (2.53%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (27.80%) HTML
2 65 (23.47%) RESTful
3 63 (22.74%) J2EE
4 57 (20.58%) Web Services
5 56 (20.22%) JSON
6 49 (17.69%) Spring
7 46 (16.61%) Django
8 45 (16.25%) .NET
8 45 (16.25%) CSS
9 33 (11.91%) XML
10 32 (11.55%) SOAP
11 30 (10.83%) HTML5
12 26 (9.39%) Servlets
13 23 (8.30%) XHTML
14 22 (7.94%) Play Framework
15 20 (7.22%) Java EE
16 18 (6.50%) Middleware
17 16 (5.78%) JMS
18 14 (5.05%) XSLT
19 13 (4.69%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.50%) User Experience
2 15 (5.42%) DataPower
3 14 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.05%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (3.61%) Social Media
4 10 (3.61%) Mainframe
4 10 (3.61%) Clustering
5 8 (2.89%) IBM Mainframe
5 8 (2.89%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.17%) DTV
6 6 (2.17%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.08%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.72%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.72%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.72%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.72%) GIS
8 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.72%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.72%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.36%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 127 (45.85%) Linux
2 46 (16.61%) UNIX
3 25 (9.03%) Windows
4 24 (8.66%) Solaris
5 23 (8.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (8.30%) AIX
6 16 (5.78%) Mac OS X
7 8 (2.89%) zOS
8 6 (2.17%) VME
9 5 (1.81%) OS/390
10 2 (0.72%) Android
11 1 (0.36%) CentOS
11 1 (0.36%) HPUX
11 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (50.90%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (27.08%) TDD
3 61 (22.02%) Open Source
4 39 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (14.08%) Configuration Management
5 36 (13.00%) Scrum
6 31 (11.19%) Problem Management
7 29 (10.47%) ITIL
7 29 (10.47%) BDD
8 25 (9.03%) Test Scripting
9 24 (8.66%) Test Automation
9 24 (8.66%) DevOps
9 24 (8.66%) Mentoring
10 23 (8.30%) Automated Testing
11 20 (7.22%) SOA
11 20 (7.22%) Microservices
12 19 (6.86%) Kanban
12 19 (6.86%) Business Analysis
13 18 (6.50%) Service Management
13 18 (6.50%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 76 (27.44%) SQL
2 75 (27.08%) Python
3 73 (26.35%) Ruby
4 62 (22.38%) Scala
5 42 (15.16%) JavaScript
6 33 (11.91%) C#
7 32 (11.55%) C++
8 30 (10.83%) Perl
9 25 (9.03%) Shell Script
10 17 (6.14%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 16 (5.78%) C
12 13 (4.69%) Bash Shell
13 12 (4.33%) PL/SQL
14 11 (3.97%) VB
15 10 (3.61%) Groovy
16 6 (2.17%) COBOL
17 5 (1.81%) PHP
18 4 (1.44%) PowerShell
19 2 (0.72%) VB.NET
20 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 56 (20.22%) Security Cleared
2 28 (10.11%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.25%) Degree
4 8 (2.89%) Oracle Certification
5 7 (2.53%) OCP
5 7 (2.53%) OCA
5 7 (2.53%) OCAJ
6 4 (1.44%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.72%) ISEB
8 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.39%) QA
2 16 (5.78%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (6.14%) Xen
3 8 (2.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 3 (1.08%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.72%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.72%) vSphere
6 1 (0.36%) Varnish
6 1 (0.36%) Docker
6 1 (0.36%) qmail
6 1 (0.36%) Postfix
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 41 (14.80%) Puppet
2 39 (14.08%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (2.89%) Tivoli
4 7 (2.53%) OpenView
5 6 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (1.44%) Ansible
7 3 (1.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (1.08%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.36%) systemd
9 1 (0.36%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.36%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 72 (25.99%) Oracle
2 33 (11.91%) Microsoft
3 25 (9.03%) Google
4 24 (8.66%) Red Hat
5 23 (8.30%) Informatica
6 21 (7.58%) IBM
7 20 (7.22%) HP
8 19 (6.86%) VMware
9 10 (3.61%) Sun
9 10 (3.61%) Axway
10 8 (2.89%) SAP
10 8 (2.89%) CA
11 6 (2.17%) Siemens
12 5 (1.81%) Siebel
12 5 (1.81%) Fujitsu
12 5 (1.81%) Tableau
12 5 (1.81%) Metastorm
13 2 (0.72%) Rackspace
13 2 (0.72%) SaltStack
13 2 (0.72%) Progress
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