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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 18 27 26
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs citing Java 61 54 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.09% 5.46% 6.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.41% 15.52% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 28 35
Average daily rate
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£438 £356 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £210 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £441 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £370
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.95 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-0.13% +2.77%
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
231 348 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 26.86% 35.19% 30.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 190 129
Average daily rate £400 £350 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 11
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £21.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 - £13.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 - £26.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 (25.21%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (21.85%) SQL
3 25 (21.01%) Linux
4 23 (19.33%) Oracle
5 21 (17.65%) Apache
6 20 (16.81%) HTML
6 20 (16.81%) TDD
6 20 (16.81%) Spring
7 18 (15.13%) J2EE
8 17 (14.29%) PL/SQL
8 17 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 17 (14.29%) Web Services
8 17 (14.29%) Eclipse
8 17 (14.29%) Scrum
9 16 (13.45%) Finance
9 16 (13.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (13.45%) DevOps
10 15 (12.61%) Tomcat
10 15 (12.61%) PHP
11 14 (11.76%) UNIX
12 13 (10.92%) Git (software)
13 12 (10.08%) jQuery
13 12 (10.08%) MySQL
13 12 (10.08%) JUnit
14 11 (9.24%) .NET
14 11 (9.24%) CSS
14 11 (9.24%) SOAP
14 11 (9.24%) SOA
14 11 (9.24%) Cramer
14 11 (9.24%) BDD

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (17.65%) Apache
2 15 (12.61%) Tomcat
3 9 (7.56%) WebLogic
3 9 (7.56%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.20%) IIS
5 4 (3.36%) WebSphere Portal
5 4 (3.36%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (3.36%) NetWeaver
5 4 (3.36%) iPlanet
5 4 (3.36%) JBoss
6 3 (2.52%) CMS
7 2 (1.68%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (1.68%) Drupal
7 2 (1.68%) JCAPS
7 2 (1.68%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.68%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.84%) WordPress
8 1 (0.84%) LiveCycle
8 1 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (2.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.04%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.36%) SSL
2 4 (3.36%) HTTP
3 2 (1.68%) PuTTY
3 2 (1.68%) WinSCP
3 2 (1.68%) SSH
3 2 (1.68%) Internet
3 2 (1.68%) MPLS
3 2 (1.68%) SDH
3 2 (1.68%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.84%) VPN
4 1 (0.84%) Firewall
4 1 (0.84%) DNS
4 1 (0.84%) Network Security
4 1 (0.84%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.84%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.08%) MySQL
2 10 (8.40%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.04%) Oracle Database
4 5 (4.20%) DB2
4 5 (4.20%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.36%) SAP BW
5 4 (3.36%) Informix
6 3 (2.52%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.84%) SQLite
7 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 17 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 13 (10.92%) Git (software)
3 12 (10.08%) JUnit
4 9 (7.56%) Jenkins
5 7 (5.88%) Maven
5 7 (5.88%) Selenium
6 6 (5.04%) Cucumber
6 6 (5.04%) Subversion
7 4 (3.36%) JBehave
8 3 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.52%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.68%) Zephyr
9 2 (1.68%) Hudson
9 2 (1.68%) JIRA
9 2 (1.68%) Toad
9 2 (1.68%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.84%) Ant
10 1 (0.84%) JMeter
10 1 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.84%) Fiddler
General
1 16 (13.45%) Finance
2 7 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.68%) Back Office
4 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.84%) Retail
4 1 (0.84%) Advertising
4 1 (0.84%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (36.13%) Developer
2 25 (21.01%) Architect
3 20 (16.81%) Java Developer
4 10 (8.40%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (7.56%) Technical Architect
6 6 (5.04%) Administrator
6 6 (5.04%) Consultant
6 6 (5.04%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.20%) Test Engineer
8 4 (3.36%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (3.36%) SAP Basis Consultant
8 4 (3.36%) WebSphere Administrator
8 4 (3.36%) SAP Consultant
8 4 (3.36%) Data Architect
8 4 (3.36%) Web Developer
8 4 (3.36%) Tester
8 4 (3.36%) Support Engineer
9 3 (2.52%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.52%) QA Engineer
9 3 (2.52%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.81%) HTML
1 20 (16.81%) Spring
2 18 (15.13%) J2EE
3 17 (14.29%) Web Services
4 12 (10.08%) jQuery
5 11 (9.24%) .NET
5 11 (9.24%) CSS
5 11 (9.24%) SOAP
6 9 (7.56%) JSP
6 9 (7.56%) XML
6 9 (7.56%) Hibernate
6 9 (7.56%) REST
7 8 (6.72%) HTML5
7 8 (6.72%) Apache Camel
8 7 (5.88%) MCollective
9 6 (5.04%) Struts2
9 6 (5.04%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (5.04%) Struts
9 6 (5.04%) JMS
10 5 (4.20%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.56%) Open Source
2 7 (5.88%) GIS
3 3 (2.52%) PKI
3 3 (2.52%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.52%) Digital Media
3 3 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.68%) User Experience
4 2 (1.68%) IPTV
5 1 (0.84%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.84%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.84%) Tandem
5 1 (0.84%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.84%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 25 (21.01%) Linux
2 16 (13.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (11.76%) UNIX
4 10 (8.40%) Windows
5 6 (5.04%) Solaris
6 4 (3.36%) zOS
6 4 (3.36%) AIX
7 3 (2.52%) Android
8 2 (1.68%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.68%) Debian
8 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.84%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.84%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.84%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.21%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (16.81%) TDD
3 17 (14.29%) Scrum
4 16 (13.45%) DevOps
5 11 (9.24%) SOA
5 11 (9.24%) BDD
6 8 (6.72%) Technical Architecture
6 8 (6.72%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (6.72%) Kanban
7 7 (5.88%) MVC
7 7 (5.88%) Software Engineering
7 7 (5.88%) Process Architecture
7 7 (5.88%) Test Automation
7 7 (5.88%) People Management
8 6 (5.04%) Unit Testing
8 6 (5.04%) Pair Programming
8 6 (5.04%) OO
9 5 (4.20%) Data Modelling
9 5 (4.20%) Migration
10 4 (3.36%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 26 (21.85%) SQL
2 17 (14.29%) PL/SQL
2 17 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 15 (12.61%) PHP
4 10 (8.40%) Ruby
4 10 (8.40%) Python
5 8 (6.72%) Perl
6 6 (5.04%) Scala
7 5 (4.20%) C#
7 5 (4.20%) C++
8 4 (3.36%) ABAP
9 3 (2.52%) C
10 2 (1.68%) PHP5
11 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.84%) VB
11 1 (0.84%) VB6
11 1 (0.84%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (5.88%) Degree
2 5 (4.20%) ISEB
2 5 (4.20%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.52%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.68%) HND
5 1 (0.84%) CISSP
5 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.84%) MCTS
5 1 (0.84%) MCITP
5 1 (0.84%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.20%) QA
2 2 (1.68%) SLA
3 1 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (8.40%) Puppet
2 2 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 23 (19.33%) Oracle
2 11 (9.24%) Cramer
3 9 (7.56%) Red Hat
4 8 (6.72%) Amdocs
5 5 (4.20%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.36%) Alterian
6 4 (3.36%) webMethods
6 4 (3.36%) SAP
7 2 (1.68%) Zend
7 2 (1.68%) Sun
7 2 (1.68%) BEA
7 2 (1.68%) MetaSolv
8 1 (0.84%) Symantec
8 1 (0.84%) Cisco
8 1 (0.84%) Adobe
8 1 (0.84%) Citrix
8 1 (0.84%) Google
8 1 (0.84%) Open Text
8 1 (0.84%) RedDot
8 1 (0.84%) Cadence
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