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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 25 31 34
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Contract jobs citing Java 53 73 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 6.16% 6.75% 5.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.78% 17.18% 18.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 40 13
Average daily rate
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£394 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £270 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £475 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.20% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.78% -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
268 425 368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 31.16% 39.28% 27.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 253 121
Average daily rate £385 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £168 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £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 21 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 21 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 28 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (26.04%) SQL
3 24 (25.00%) Spring
4 22 (22.92%) Web Services
4 22 (22.92%) Linux
5 18 (18.75%) UNIX
5 18 (18.75%) PL/SQL
6 16 (16.67%) J2EE
6 16 (16.67%) Oracle
6 16 (16.67%) Hibernate
7 15 (15.63%) .NET
7 15 (15.63%) JavaScript
7 15 (15.63%) SOAP
8 14 (14.58%) Degree
9 13 (13.54%) Python
9 13 (13.54%) Eclipse
9 13 (13.54%) Open Source
10 11 (11.46%) XML
10 11 (11.46%) TDD
11 10 (10.42%) Cramer
11 10 (10.42%) HTML
11 10 (10.42%) JUnit
11 10 (10.42%) Apache
11 10 (10.42%) Tomcat
11 10 (10.42%) DevOps
12 9 (9.38%) REST
12 9 (9.38%) JMS
12 9 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (9.38%) Git (software)
13 8 (8.33%) Ruby

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 (10.42%) Apache
1 10 (10.42%) Tomcat
2 6 (6.25%) WebSphere
3 5 (5.21%) WebLogic
4 4 (4.17%) ArcGIS
4 4 (4.17%) CMS
5 3 (3.13%) Oracle Spatial
6 2 (2.08%) IIS
6 2 (2.08%) Alfresco
6 2 (2.08%) Liferay
6 2 (2.08%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.04%) WordPress
7 1 (1.04%) Drupal
7 1 (1.04%) JBoss
7 1 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.04%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 2 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.04%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.04%) Simulink
2 1 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.04%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.17%) SaaS
2 2 (2.08%) Force.com
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.04%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.29%) HTTP
2 5 (5.21%) SSL
3 4 (4.17%) Firewall
4 3 (3.13%) Internet
4 3 (3.13%) VPN
4 3 (3.13%) DNS
4 3 (3.13%) ATM
4 3 (3.13%) SSH
5 2 (2.08%) SDH
5 2 (2.08%) SMTP
5 2 (2.08%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.08%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.08%) MPLS
5 2 (2.08%) PuTTY
5 2 (2.08%) WinSCP
6 1 (1.04%) IPsec
6 1 (1.04%) LDAP
6 1 (1.04%) SNMP
6 1 (1.04%) WAN
6 1 (1.04%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.33%) MySQL
2 6 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.21%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.21%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (4.17%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (3.13%) Data Mining
5 3 (3.13%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.08%) DB2
7 1 (1.04%) Pentaho
7 1 (1.04%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (13.54%) Eclipse
2 10 (10.42%) JUnit
3 9 (9.38%) Git (software)
4 7 (7.29%) JBehave
4 7 (7.29%) Selenium
4 7 (7.29%) Maven
5 5 (5.21%) Jenkins
5 5 (5.21%) Subversion
6 4 (4.17%) Ant
7 3 (3.13%) JMeter
7 3 (3.13%) JIRA
7 3 (3.13%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.13%) Gradle
7 3 (3.13%) Zephyr
8 2 (2.08%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (2.08%) Toad
9 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.04%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (1.04%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.04%) Fiddler
General
1 4 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.08%) Finance
3 1 (1.04%) Retail
3 1 (1.04%) German Language
Job Titles
1 56 (58.33%) Developer
2 30 (31.25%) Java Developer
3 8 (8.33%) Architect
4 7 (7.29%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 5 (5.21%) Software Developer
6 5 (5.21%) Analyst
7 4 (4.17%) Software Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.17%) Designer
8 3 (3.13%) Scala Developer
8 3 (3.13%) Technical Architect
8 3 (3.13%) Administrator
8 3 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.13%) Senior Java Developer
9 2 (2.08%) PHP Developer
9 2 (2.08%) Systems Developer
9 2 (2.08%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.08%) J2EE Developer
9 2 (2.08%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (25.00%) Spring
2 22 (22.92%) Web Services
3 16 (16.67%) J2EE
3 16 (16.67%) Hibernate
4 15 (15.63%) SOAP
4 15 (15.63%) .NET
5 11 (11.46%) XML
6 10 (10.42%) HTML
7 9 (9.38%) JMS
7 9 (9.38%) REST
8 8 (8.33%) CSS
9 7 (7.29%) JSP
10 5 (5.21%) JSON
10 5 (5.21%) jQuery
10 5 (5.21%) MCollective
10 5 (5.21%) Apache Camel
11 4 (4.17%) CCXML
11 4 (4.17%) HTML5
11 4 (4.17%) Ajax
11 4 (4.17%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.54%) Open Source
2 7 (7.29%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.21%) Mathematics
4 5 (5.21%) Physics
4 5 (5.21%) GIS
5 4 (4.17%) Client/Server
5 4 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.13%) Statistics
6 3 (3.13%) PKI
7 2 (2.08%) IPTV
7 2 (2.08%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.08%) Data Integration
7 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.04%) iPhone
8 1 (1.04%) iPad
8 1 (1.04%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.04%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.04%) Tandem
8 1 (1.04%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 22 (22.92%) Linux
2 18 (18.75%) UNIX
3 9 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (7.29%) Windows
5 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.08%) Debian
5 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.04%) Android
6 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.04%) Solaris
6 1 (1.04%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (11.46%) TDD
3 10 (10.42%) DevOps
4 8 (8.33%) Migration
4 8 (8.33%) OO
5 7 (7.29%) Scrum
5 7 (7.29%) Unit Testing
6 6 (6.25%) BDD
6 6 (6.25%) E-Commerce
6 6 (6.25%) ETL
7 5 (5.21%) MVC
7 5 (5.21%) SOA
7 5 (5.21%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (5.21%) Test Automation
7 5 (5.21%) Software Engineering
8 4 (4.17%) Kanban
8 4 (4.17%) Data Migration
8 4 (4.17%) Validation
8 4 (4.17%) CRM
9 3 (3.13%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 25 (26.04%) SQL
2 18 (18.75%) PL/SQL
3 15 (15.63%) JavaScript
4 13 (13.54%) Python
5 8 (8.33%) Perl
5 8 (8.33%) PHP
5 8 (8.33%) Ruby
6 7 (7.29%) C++
7 6 (6.25%) Shell Script
8 5 (5.21%) C#
9 4 (4.17%) Scala
10 3 (3.13%) C
11 2 (2.08%) Apex Code
11 2 (2.08%) PHP5
12 1 (1.04%) XPath
12 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.04%) SOQL
12 1 (1.04%) SOSL
12 1 (1.04%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.04%) XAML
Qualifications
1 14 (14.58%) Degree
2 6 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.13%) CISSP
4 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.04%) GIAC
4 1 (1.04%) MCTS
4 1 (1.04%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.17%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) SLA
2 1 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (7.29%) Puppet
2 2 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.04%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (16.67%) Oracle
2 10 (10.42%) Cramer
3 7 (7.29%) Amdocs
4 4 (4.17%) Alterian
4 4 (4.17%) ESRI
4 4 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.08%) BEA
5 2 (2.08%) Nokia
5 2 (2.08%) SAP
5 2 (2.08%) Cisco
5 2 (2.08%) IBM
5 2 (2.08%) MetaSolv
5 2 (2.08%) Zend
5 2 (2.08%) Talend
6 1 (1.04%) F5
6 1 (1.04%) Cadence
6 1 (1.04%) SolidWorks
6 1 (1.04%) Autodesk
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