The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Reading 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 30 27 45
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +18
Contract jobs citing Java 47 45 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.38% 5.83% 3.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.46% 17.86% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 24 23
Average daily rate £350 £373 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% -12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £229 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Programming Languages Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
304 252 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.31% 32.64% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 104 103
Average daily rate £335 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 18 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Java
Berkshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 49 (45.79%) Spring
2 42 (39.25%) HTML
3 34 (31.78%) JavaScript
4 31 (28.97%) SQL
5 27 (25.23%) XML
5 27 (25.23%) jQuery
6 26 (24.30%) CSS
7 25 (23.36%) Web Services
7 25 (23.36%) Oracle
8 23 (21.50%) Hibernate
9 21 (19.63%) UNIX
10 19 (17.76%) Linux
11 18 (16.82%) .NET
12 17 (15.89%) Struts
12 17 (15.89%) Unit Testing
13 16 (14.95%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (14.95%) Ajax
13 16 (14.95%) J2EE
14 15 (14.02%) MySQL
14 15 (14.02%) Windows
14 15 (14.02%) Tomcat
15 14 (13.08%) MVC
15 14 (13.08%) Telecoms
15 14 (13.08%) Finance
15 14 (13.08%) Security Cleared
16 13 (12.15%) Struts2
16 13 (12.15%) Scrum
16 13 (12.15%) Continuous Integration
17 12 (11.21%) Subversion
17 12 (11.21%) SOA

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (14.02%) Tomcat
2 12 (11.21%) WebLogic
3 9 (8.41%) Apache
4 7 (6.54%) CMS
4 7 (6.54%) WebSphere
5 6 (5.61%) Confluence
6 4 (3.74%) Alfresco
7 2 (1.87%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.87%) IIS
8 1 (0.93%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.93%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.93%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (4.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.80%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.93%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.61%) HTTP
1 6 (5.61%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.67%) Internet
3 1 (0.93%) Wireless
3 1 (0.93%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.93%) SSL
3 1 (0.93%) DNS
3 1 (0.93%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.02%) MySQL
2 7 (6.54%) MongoDB
3 6 (5.61%) NoSQL
3 6 (5.61%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.61%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (3.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.74%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.80%) DB2
6 3 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.87%) Redis
7 2 (1.87%) Voldemort
7 2 (1.87%) BigTable
7 2 (1.87%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.93%) DataStage
8 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 12 (11.21%) Subversion
2 11 (10.28%) Eclipse
3 9 (8.41%) Maven
4 8 (7.48%) JUnit
5 7 (6.54%) Selenium
5 7 (6.54%) JIRA
5 7 (6.54%) Git (software)
6 5 (4.67%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.74%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.74%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.93%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.93%) PowerBuilder
9 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.93%) Ant
9 1 (0.93%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.93%) Xcode
9 1 (0.93%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.93%) FogBugz
General
1 14 (13.08%) Telecoms
1 14 (13.08%) Finance
2 5 (4.67%) Publishing
3 4 (3.74%) Retail
4 3 (2.80%) Banking
5 2 (1.87%) Military
6 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (65.42%) Developer
2 46 (42.99%) Java Developer
3 9 (8.41%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 9 (8.41%) Consultant
4 7 (6.54%) Analyst
5 6 (5.61%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 6 (5.61%) Mobile Developer
6 5 (4.67%) Architect
6 5 (4.67%) Senior Developer
6 5 (4.67%) Technical Leader
7 4 (3.74%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (3.74%) Mobile Web Developer
7 4 (3.74%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 4 (3.74%) Web Developer
7 4 (3.74%) Analyst Programmer
7 4 (3.74%) Programmer
8 3 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (2.80%) Tester
8 3 (2.80%) Software Engineer
8 3 (2.80%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (45.79%) Spring
2 42 (39.25%) HTML
3 27 (25.23%) XML
3 27 (25.23%) jQuery
4 26 (24.30%) CSS
5 25 (23.36%) Web Services
6 23 (21.50%) Hibernate
7 18 (16.82%) .NET
8 17 (15.89%) Struts
9 16 (14.95%) Ajax
9 16 (14.95%) J2EE
10 13 (12.15%) Struts2
11 12 (11.21%) HTML5
12 10 (9.35%) JSON
13 9 (8.41%) JSP
13 9 (8.41%) SOAP
13 9 (8.41%) ASP.NET
14 8 (7.48%) XHTML
15 7 (6.54%) Spring MVC
16 6 (5.61%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.67%) Smartphone
1 5 (4.67%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.74%) iPad
2 4 (3.74%) Open Source
2 4 (3.74%) VLE
3 3 (2.80%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.80%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.80%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.87%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.87%) GIS
5 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.93%) W3C
5 1 (0.93%) Life Science
5 1 (0.93%) Ontologies
5 1 (0.93%) Semantic Web
5 1 (0.93%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 21 (19.63%) UNIX
2 19 (17.76%) Linux
3 15 (14.02%) Windows
4 6 (5.61%) Android
5 4 (3.74%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.80%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.93%) AIX
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.93%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.89%) Unit Testing
2 16 (14.95%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (13.08%) MVC
4 13 (12.15%) Scrum
4 13 (12.15%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (11.21%) SOA
6 11 (10.28%) OO
7 9 (8.41%) TDD
8 8 (7.48%) Project Management
9 7 (6.54%) E-Commerce
9 7 (6.54%) Kanban
10 6 (5.61%) Android Development
10 6 (5.61%) Data Modelling
10 6 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (5.61%) B2C
11 5 (4.67%) Configuration Management
11 5 (4.67%) SEO
11 5 (4.67%) Time Management
11 5 (4.67%) Content Management
11 5 (4.67%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (31.78%) JavaScript
2 31 (28.97%) SQL
3 9 (8.41%) Shell Script
3 9 (8.41%) C#
4 7 (6.54%) VB.NET
5 6 (5.61%) PHP
5 6 (5.61%) PL/SQL
5 6 (5.61%) Python
6 4 (3.74%) Perl
6 4 (3.74%) C++
6 4 (3.74%) VBA
6 4 (3.74%) VBScript
7 3 (2.80%) C
8 2 (1.87%) VB
8 2 (1.87%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.93%) Delphi
9 1 (0.93%) Groovy
9 1 (0.93%) Ruby
9 1 (0.93%) Google Apps Script
9 1 (0.93%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 14 (13.08%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.35%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.61%) Degree
4 4 (3.74%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.93%) ISEB
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.93%) MCSE
5 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.93%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (23.36%) Oracle
2 7 (6.54%) Google
2 7 (6.54%) hybris
3 5 (4.67%) Red Hat
3 5 (4.67%) Sencha
4 4 (3.74%) Blackboard
5 3 (2.80%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.80%) JBoss
6 2 (1.87%) Remedy
6 2 (1.87%) IBM
7 1 (0.93%) ESRI
7 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.93%) Citrix
7 1 (0.93%) Informatica
7 1 (0.93%) SAP
7 1 (0.93%) Sybase
7 1 (0.93%) Siebel
7 1 (0.93%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.93%) Amdocs
7 1 (0.93%) VMware