The first table below looks at the demand for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Oxford region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 27 28 10
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -18
Contract jobs citing Java 3 7 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.24% 2.82% 9.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.29% 10.45% 25.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 20
Average daily rate £350 £323 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% -23.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £381 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Programming Languages Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
70 67 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 29.05% 27.02% 37.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 32 84
Average daily rate £300 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £429 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £42.50 £12.09 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+251.53% -59.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Java
Oxfordshire

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Java Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Java Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (41.18%) Ajax
2 6 (35.29%) C#
2 6 (35.29%) HTML
2 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) J2EE
2 6 (35.29%) CSS
2 6 (35.29%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (29.41%) Software Architecture
3 5 (29.41%) HTML5
3 5 (29.41%) DOM
3 5 (29.41%) JSON
3 5 (29.41%) Use Case
3 5 (29.41%) Finance
4 4 (23.53%) Retail
4 4 (23.53%) Dojo
4 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
4 4 (23.53%) SQL
5 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
5 3 (17.65%) Windows
5 3 (17.65%) ISEB
5 3 (17.65%) Selenium
5 3 (17.65%) FitNesse
5 3 (17.65%) JIRA
5 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
5 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
5 3 (17.65%) Bugzilla
5 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
6 2 (11.76%) Waterfall

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 1 (5.88%) SugarCRM
1 1 (5.88%) Jetty
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
1 1 (5.88%) Modbus
1 1 (5.88%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Selenium
1 3 (17.65%) FitNesse
1 3 (17.65%) JIRA
1 3 (17.65%) Bugzilla
1 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.88%) JUnit
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.88%) NetBeans
2 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) JavaScript Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Software Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) DBA
4 2 (11.76%) Java Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Developer
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
4 2 (11.76%) SQL DBA
4 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) SAP PI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) Ajax
2 6 (35.29%) HTML
2 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) J2EE
2 6 (35.29%) CSS
3 5 (29.41%) HTML5
3 5 (29.41%) DOM
3 5 (29.41%) JSON
4 4 (23.53%) Dojo
5 2 (11.76%) Spring
5 2 (11.76%) Web Services
6 1 (5.88%) XML
6 1 (5.88%) JMS
6 1 (5.88%) XML Schema
6 1 (5.88%) SAP ALE
6 1 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (5.88%) GWT
6 1 (5.88%) SAP PI
6 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
6 1 (5.88%) HornetQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (29.41%) Software Architecture
3 5 (29.41%) Use Case
4 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
6 1 (5.88%) UML
6 1 (5.88%) CRM
6 1 (5.88%) OOD
6 1 (5.88%) SOA
6 1 (5.88%) Database Tuning
6 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
2 6 (35.29%) C#
3 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) VB
5 1 (5.88%) ABAP
5 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.88%) C
5 1 (5.88%) C++
5 1 (5.88%) Python
5 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISEB
1 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) Tableau