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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 24 27 33
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing Java 59 72 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 6.61% 6.64% 5.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.07% 17.02% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 39 13
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -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
280 423 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 31.35% 38.99% 28.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 257 126
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £168 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 11
Average hourly rate £13.00 £38.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.23% +75.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014, 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 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (27.00%) SQL
3 23 (23.00%) Spring
4 22 (22.00%) Web Services
4 22 (22.00%) Linux
5 20 (20.00%) PL/SQL
6 18 (18.00%) UNIX
7 17 (17.00%) Oracle
8 16 (16.00%) .NET
8 16 (16.00%) J2EE
8 16 (16.00%) JavaScript
9 15 (15.00%) SOAP
9 15 (15.00%) Python
9 15 (15.00%) Hibernate
10 14 (14.00%) Degree
11 13 (13.00%) TDD
11 13 (13.00%) Eclipse
11 13 (13.00%) Open Source
12 12 (12.00%) HTML
13 11 (11.00%) XML
13 11 (11.00%) Cramer
13 11 (11.00%) Git (software)
13 11 (11.00%) DevOps
14 10 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (10.00%) CSS
14 10 (10.00%) PHP
14 10 (10.00%) JUnit
14 10 (10.00%) Apache
14 10 (10.00%) Tomcat
15 9 (9.00%) JMS

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 10 (10.00%) Apache
1 10 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 6 (6.00%) WebSphere
3 5 (5.00%) WebLogic
4 4 (4.00%) ArcGIS
5 3 (3.00%) CMS
5 3 (3.00%) Oracle Spatial
6 2 (2.00%) Liferay
6 2 (2.00%) Apache ServiceMix
6 2 (2.00%) Drupal
6 2 (2.00%) Alfresco
6 2 (2.00%) IIS
7 1 (1.00%) JBoss
7 1 (1.00%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.00%) WordPress
7 1 (1.00%) LiveCycle
7 1 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (3.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.00%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.00%) Simulink
2 1 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.00%) SaaS
2 2 (2.00%) Force.com
2 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.00%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.00%) HTTP
2 5 (5.00%) SSL
3 4 (4.00%) Firewall
4 3 (3.00%) Internet
4 3 (3.00%) VPN
4 3 (3.00%) DNS
4 3 (3.00%) ATM
4 3 (3.00%) SSH
5 2 (2.00%) SDH
5 2 (2.00%) SMTP
5 2 (2.00%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.00%) MPLS
5 2 (2.00%) PuTTY
5 2 (2.00%) WinSCP
6 1 (1.00%) IPsec
6 1 (1.00%) LDAP
6 1 (1.00%) SNMP
6 1 (1.00%) WAN
6 1 (1.00%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.00%) MySQL
2 6 (6.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 6 (6.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (6.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (3.00%) Data Mining
5 3 (3.00%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.00%) DB2
6 2 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 13 (13.00%) Eclipse
2 11 (11.00%) Git (software)
3 10 (10.00%) JUnit
4 8 (8.00%) Maven
4 8 (8.00%) JBehave
4 8 (8.00%) Selenium
5 6 (6.00%) Subversion
5 6 (6.00%) Jenkins
6 5 (5.00%) Ant
7 4 (4.00%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.00%) Gradle
8 3 (3.00%) Zephyr
8 3 (3.00%) JMeter
8 3 (3.00%) JIRA
9 2 (2.00%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (2.00%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.00%) Toad
9 2 (2.00%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (2.00%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.00%) InstallAnywhere
General
1 4 (4.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.00%) Finance
3 1 (1.00%) Retail
3 1 (1.00%) German Language
Job Titles
1 56 (56.00%) Developer
2 29 (29.00%) Java Developer
3 8 (8.00%) Architect
3 8 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (6.00%) Analyst
4 6 (6.00%) Senior Developer
5 5 (5.00%) Software Developer
5 5 (5.00%) Designer
6 4 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (4.00%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.00%) Administrator
7 3 (3.00%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.00%) Technical Architect
7 3 (3.00%) Web Developer
7 3 (3.00%) Scala Developer
7 3 (3.00%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (2.00%) Performance Analyst
8 2 (2.00%) Performance Test Analyst
8 2 (2.00%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (2.00%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (23.00%) Spring
2 22 (22.00%) Web Services
3 16 (16.00%) .NET
3 16 (16.00%) J2EE
4 15 (15.00%) SOAP
4 15 (15.00%) Hibernate
5 12 (12.00%) HTML
6 11 (11.00%) XML
7 10 (10.00%) CSS
8 9 (9.00%) JMS
8 9 (9.00%) REST
9 7 (7.00%) JSP
10 6 (6.00%) MCollective
10 6 (6.00%) jQuery
11 5 (5.00%) HTML5
11 5 (5.00%) Apache Camel
11 5 (5.00%) JSON
12 4 (4.00%) Ajax
12 4 (4.00%) ASP.NET
12 4 (4.00%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.00%) Open Source
2 7 (7.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.00%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.00%) Mathematics
4 5 (5.00%) Physics
4 5 (5.00%) GIS
5 4 (4.00%) Client/Server
5 4 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.00%) Statistics
6 3 (3.00%) PKI
6 3 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.00%) Digital Media
7 2 (2.00%) Data Integration
7 2 (2.00%) IPTV
7 2 (2.00%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.00%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.00%) Tandem
8 1 (1.00%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.00%) iPhone
8 1 (1.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 22 (22.00%) Linux
2 18 (18.00%) UNIX
3 10 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (7.00%) Windows
5 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.00%) Debian
5 2 (2.00%) Android
5 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.00%) Solaris
6 1 (1.00%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (13.00%) TDD
3 11 (11.00%) DevOps
4 9 (9.00%) Scrum
5 8 (8.00%) Migration
5 8 (8.00%) OO
6 7 (7.00%) BDD
6 7 (7.00%) Unit Testing
7 6 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (6.00%) Software Engineering
7 6 (6.00%) Test Automation
7 6 (6.00%) E-Commerce
7 6 (6.00%) ETL
8 5 (5.00%) CRM
8 5 (5.00%) SOA
8 5 (5.00%) MVC
8 5 (5.00%) Validation
8 5 (5.00%) Kanban
9 4 (4.00%) Data Migration
9 4 (4.00%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (27.00%) SQL
2 20 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 16 (16.00%) JavaScript
4 15 (15.00%) Python
5 10 (10.00%) PHP
6 9 (9.00%) Perl
6 9 (9.00%) Ruby
7 7 (7.00%) C++
8 6 (6.00%) C#
8 6 (6.00%) Shell Script
9 4 (4.00%) Scala
10 3 (3.00%) C
11 2 (2.00%) PHP5
11 2 (2.00%) Apex Code
12 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.00%) SOQL
12 1 (1.00%) SOSL
12 1 (1.00%) XPath
12 1 (1.00%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 14 (14.00%) Degree
2 6 (6.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.00%) CISSP
4 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.00%) GIAC
4 1 (1.00%) MCTS
4 1 (1.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (1.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (8.00%) Puppet
2 2 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 17 (17.00%) Oracle
2 11 (11.00%) Cramer
3 8 (8.00%) Amdocs
4 5 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.00%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.00%) ESRI
5 4 (4.00%) Alterian
6 2 (2.00%) Zend
6 2 (2.00%) Talend
6 2 (2.00%) MetaSolv
6 2 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.00%) BEA
6 2 (2.00%) Nokia
6 2 (2.00%) SAP
6 2 (2.00%) Cisco
6 2 (2.00%) IBM
7 1 (1.00%) Adobe
7 1 (1.00%) Autodesk
7 1 (1.00%) Cadence
7 1 (1.00%) SolidWorks