The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 5 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 27 34 21
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -13
Contract jobs citing Java 57 42 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 6.06% 4.33% 7.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.80% 15.05% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 30 35
Average daily rate
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£375 £364 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% -3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £421 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £373 £360
% change year-on-year
+7.16% +3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +17.64%
Java
Berkshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
274 279 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 29.12% 28.76% 38.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 167 132
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £423 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 16
Average hourly rate £44.08 - £19.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 - £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Java Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Reading region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Java Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 29 (23.58%) Oracle
1 29 (23.58%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (21.14%) SQL
2 26 (21.14%) Linux
3 21 (17.07%) Apache
4 20 (16.26%) HTML
4 20 (16.26%) Spring
5 18 (14.63%) Finance
6 17 (13.82%) Scrum
6 17 (13.82%) TDD
6 17 (13.82%) MySQL
6 17 (13.82%) Web Services
6 17 (13.82%) SOA
7 16 (13.01%) Tomcat
7 16 (13.01%) PL/SQL
8 15 (12.20%) SQL Server
8 15 (12.20%) JavaScript
8 15 (12.20%) PHP
8 15 (12.20%) .NET
8 15 (12.20%) J2EE
8 15 (12.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (12.20%) Git (software)
8 15 (12.20%) DevOps
9 14 (11.38%) UNIX
9 14 (11.38%) Eclipse
10 13 (10.57%) JUnit
10 13 (10.57%) Ruby
11 12 (9.76%) jQuery
11 12 (9.76%) Python
12 11 (8.94%) Software Engineering

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 21 (17.07%) Apache
2 16 (13.01%) Tomcat
3 10 (8.13%) WebSphere
3 10 (8.13%) WebLogic
4 6 (4.88%) IIS
5 5 (4.07%) NetWeaver
5 5 (4.07%) MQSeries
6 4 (3.25%) WebSphere Portal
6 4 (3.25%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (3.25%) JBoss
6 4 (3.25%) iPlanet
7 3 (2.44%) JCAPS
8 2 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.63%) Drupal
8 2 (1.63%) CMS
8 2 (1.63%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.63%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.81%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.81%) Fredhopper
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.88%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.07%) HTTP
3 3 (2.44%) SSL
4 2 (1.63%) SSH
4 2 (1.63%) MPLS
4 2 (1.63%) SDH
4 2 (1.63%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.81%) Internet
5 1 (0.81%) VPN
5 1 (0.81%) Firewall
5 1 (0.81%) Network Security
5 1 (0.81%) NFC
5 1 (0.81%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.81%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.81%) WinSCP
5 1 (0.81%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.82%) MySQL
2 15 (12.20%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.50%) Informix
4 7 (5.69%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.88%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.88%) DB2
6 5 (4.07%) SAP BW
7 3 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (2.44%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.81%) SQLite
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 15 (12.20%) Git (software)
2 14 (11.38%) Eclipse
3 13 (10.57%) JUnit
4 11 (8.94%) Jenkins
5 9 (7.32%) Maven
6 8 (6.50%) Subversion
7 7 (5.69%) Selenium
8 5 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (4.07%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.44%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.44%) JBehave
9 3 (2.44%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.63%) Hudson
10 2 (1.63%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (1.63%) Zephyr
10 2 (1.63%) JIRA
10 2 (1.63%) JMeter
10 2 (1.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (1.63%) Toad
11 1 (0.81%) Ant
General
1 18 (14.63%) Finance
2 7 (5.69%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.44%) Back Office
4 2 (1.63%) Marketing
4 2 (1.63%) Retail
5 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.81%) Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 39 (31.71%) Developer
2 31 (25.20%) Architect
3 18 (14.63%) Java Developer
4 10 (8.13%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (8.13%) Technical Architect
5 8 (6.50%) Data Architect
6 7 (5.69%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (5.69%) Administrator
7 6 (4.88%) Consultant
7 6 (4.88%) Software Engineer
8 5 (4.07%) Tester
9 4 (3.25%) Automation Tester
9 4 (3.25%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.25%) SAP Basis Consultant
9 4 (3.25%) SAP Consultant
9 4 (3.25%) Java Software Engineer
9 4 (3.25%) WebSphere Administrator
9 4 (3.25%) Support Engineer
10 3 (2.44%) Software Developer
10 3 (2.44%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.26%) HTML
1 20 (16.26%) Spring
2 17 (13.82%) Web Services
3 15 (12.20%) .NET
3 15 (12.20%) J2EE
4 12 (9.76%) jQuery
5 10 (8.13%) CSS
5 10 (8.13%) SOAP
6 9 (7.32%) XML
6 9 (7.32%) Hibernate
6 9 (7.32%) Apache Camel
7 7 (5.69%) Struts
7 7 (5.69%) MCollective
7 7 (5.69%) Struts2
7 7 (5.69%) HTML5
8 6 (4.88%) REST
8 6 (4.88%) Apache CXF
8 6 (4.88%) JMS
8 6 (4.88%) Middleware
9 5 (4.07%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.32%) Open Source
2 8 (6.50%) GIS
3 5 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.44%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.63%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.63%) User Experience
6 2 (1.63%) PKI
7 1 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.81%) EMV
7 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.81%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.81%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.81%) IPTV
7 1 (0.81%) PDA
7 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.81%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 26 (21.14%) Linux
2 15 (12.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (11.38%) UNIX
4 9 (7.32%) Windows
5 6 (4.88%) Solaris
6 5 (4.07%) Android
7 4 (3.25%) AIX
7 4 (3.25%) zOS
8 2 (1.63%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.81%) HPUX
9 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.81%) Debian
9 1 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.81%) CentOS
9 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.58%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (13.82%) Scrum
2 17 (13.82%) TDD
2 17 (13.82%) SOA
3 15 (12.20%) DevOps
4 11 (8.94%) Software Engineering
5 10 (8.13%) MVC
6 9 (7.32%) Data Modelling
6 9 (7.32%) Technical Architecture
6 9 (7.32%) BDD
7 8 (6.50%) Process Architecture
7 8 (6.50%) People Management
7 8 (6.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (5.69%) Unit Testing
8 7 (5.69%) Kanban
9 6 (4.88%) Test Automation
9 6 (4.88%) Migration
10 5 (4.07%) Test Scripting
10 5 (4.07%) Waterfall
11 4 (3.25%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 26 (21.14%) SQL
2 16 (13.01%) PL/SQL
3 15 (12.20%) JavaScript
3 15 (12.20%) PHP
4 13 (10.57%) Ruby
5 12 (9.76%) Python
6 8 (6.50%) Perl
7 6 (4.88%) C++
8 5 (4.07%) ABAP
8 5 (4.07%) C#
9 4 (3.25%) Scala
9 4 (3.25%) C
10 3 (2.44%) VB
11 2 (1.63%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.63%) VBScript
12 1 (0.81%) VB6
12 1 (0.81%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 6 (4.88%) Security Cleared
1 6 (4.88%) Degree
1 6 (4.88%) ISEB
2 4 (3.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (3.25%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.44%) HND
4 2 (1.63%) VCP4
5 1 (0.81%) CISSP
5 1 (0.81%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.07%) QA
2 2 (1.63%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.81%) SLA
3 1 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.81%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (8.13%) Puppet
2 1 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.81%) SELinux
2 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (23.58%) Oracle
2 11 (8.94%) Cramer
3 8 (6.50%) Amdocs
3 8 (6.50%) webMethods
3 8 (6.50%) Red Hat
4 6 (4.88%) Microsoft
5 5 (4.07%) SAP
6 2 (1.63%) Talend
6 2 (1.63%) Google
6 2 (1.63%) MetaSolv
6 2 (1.63%) Sun
6 2 (1.63%) BEA
7 1 (0.81%) Citrix
7 1 (0.81%) HP
7 1 (0.81%) Cisco
7 1 (0.81%) IBM
7 1 (0.81%) Adobe
7 1 (0.81%) Symantec
7 1 (0.81%) RedDot
7 1 (0.81%) Cadence
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