The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 30 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 21 21 28
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing Java 689 668 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.32% 7.32% 5.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.38% 22.36% 17.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 357 271
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 25
Average hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +8.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £24.75 £23.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £59.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.12% -1.34%
Java
England

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

Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3223 2988 2795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.26% 32.75% 33.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2011 1642 1421
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 102 188
Average hourly rate £39.50 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £19.10 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +5.88%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Java Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Java
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Java Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Java Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Java
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

Java Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Java
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -4 159 £395 +5.33% 41
Berkshire +10 143 £400 +14.28% 70
Surrey -1 122 £413 +10.00% 57
Buckinghamshire 0 89 £375 +7.14% 18
Oxfordshire +16 84 £425 +21.42% 48
West Sussex +9 42 £350 -22.22% 11
East Sussex 0 30 £363 -19.44% 11
Kent -23 8 £313 -16.66% 8
Middlesex -9 2 £375 +11.11% 3
Thames Valley -1 1 - -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 468 (33.31%) Agile Software Development
2 368 (26.19%) SQL
3 365 (25.98%) Oracle
4 317 (22.56%) HTML
5 305 (21.71%) JavaScript
6 303 (21.57%) Web Services
7 289 (20.57%) Linux
8 269 (19.15%) XML
9 264 (18.79%) Spring
10 221 (15.73%) CSS
11 217 (15.44%) TDD
12 206 (14.66%) J2EE
13 191 (13.59%) Scrum
14 188 (13.38%) Finance
15 185 (13.17%) UNIX
16 176 (12.53%) SOAP
17 164 (11.67%) Software Engineering
18 161 (11.46%) SOA
19 152 (10.82%) JUnit
20 148 (10.53%) Windows
20 148 (10.53%) Security Cleared
21 146 (10.39%) C++
21 146 (10.39%) Jenkins
22 144 (10.25%) Hibernate
23 141 (10.04%) C#
24 135 (9.61%) OO
24 135 (9.61%) Selenium
25 132 (9.40%) Java EE
26 131 (9.32%) Maven
27 129 (9.18%) .NET

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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
1 127 (9.04%) Apache
2 124 (8.83%) WebLogic
3 122 (8.68%) JBoss
3 122 (8.68%) Tomcat
4 111 (7.90%) WebSphere
5 45 (3.20%) CMS
6 33 (2.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 31 (2.21%) Confluence
8 29 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
9 18 (1.28%) Node.js
10 17 (1.21%) IIS
10 17 (1.21%) Commerce Server
11 15 (1.07%) Mule
12 12 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 12 (0.85%) Mule ESB
13 11 (0.78%) Documentum
14 10 (0.71%) GlassFish
15 9 (0.64%) IBM HTTP Server
15 9 (0.64%) SAS
15 9 (0.64%) MQSeries
Applications
1 45 (3.20%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.92%) MS Office
3 14 (1.00%) RoboHelp
3 14 (1.00%) FrameMaker
4 12 (0.85%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.71%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (0.36%) MS Project
7 5 (0.36%) GIMP
8 3 (0.21%) Simulink
9 1 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.071%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 20 (1.42%) BusinessWorks
2 19 (1.35%) Oracle BPM
3 9 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.28%) BusinessWare
6 4 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
6 4 (0.28%) Fredhopper
6 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.28%) Magento
7 3 (0.21%) SAP MII
8 2 (0.14%) BigMachines
8 2 (0.14%) Staffware
8 2 (0.14%) Retail-J
8 2 (0.14%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.14%) TIBCO iProcess
9 1 (0.071%) SAP PSCD
9 1 (0.071%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 77 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (2.28%) SaaS
3 29 (2.06%) Amazon SQS
4 19 (1.35%) Amazon S3
5 12 (0.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 9 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (0.57%) GitHub
7 8 (0.57%) Boomi
8 6 (0.43%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (0.36%) Google Checkout
10 4 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.28%) PaaS
10 4 (0.28%) IaaS
10 4 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.071%) Force.com
12 1 (0.071%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.071%) Office 365
12 1 (0.071%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 63 (4.48%) Internet
2 61 (4.34%) HTTP
3 32 (2.28%) TCP/IP
3 32 (2.28%) SAN
4 20 (1.42%) Intranet
5 19 (1.35%) LDAP
6 17 (1.21%) LAN
7 16 (1.14%) SSL
7 16 (1.14%) Fibre Channel
8 14 (1.00%) Firewall
8 14 (1.00%) WAN
9 9 (0.64%) DNS
10 8 (0.57%) SSH
10 8 (0.57%) Network Security
10 8 (0.57%) DAB
11 7 (0.50%) iSCSI
11 7 (0.50%) IPsec
12 6 (0.43%) NAS
12 6 (0.43%) VPN
13 5 (0.36%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (8.54%) SQL Server
2 93 (6.62%) MySQL
3 81 (5.77%) Oracle Database
3 81 (5.77%) Relational Database
4 68 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
5 59 (4.20%) DB2
6 50 (3.56%) Hadoop
7 39 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
7 39 (2.78%) RDBMS
8 38 (2.70%) Big Data
9 23 (1.64%) NoSQL
10 20 (1.42%) MongoDB
11 18 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
12 17 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (1.14%) OLTP
14 14 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
14 14 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
15 13 (0.93%) Informix
16 11 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
16 11 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 152 (10.82%) JUnit
2 146 (10.39%) Jenkins
3 135 (9.61%) Selenium
4 131 (9.32%) Maven
5 122 (8.68%) Subversion
6 116 (8.26%) Git (software)
7 107 (7.62%) Eclipse
8 97 (6.90%) Cucumber
9 68 (4.84%) JIRA
10 56 (3.99%) Ant
11 42 (2.99%) Mockito
12 41 (2.92%) WebDriver
12 41 (2.92%) SoapUI
13 31 (2.21%) Visual Studio
14 26 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 24 (1.71%) HP UFT
16 20 (1.42%) JMeter
17 18 (1.28%) Gerrit
18 16 (1.14%) Gradle
19 15 (1.07%) TestNG
General
1 188 (13.38%) Finance
2 75 (5.34%) Telecoms
3 54 (3.84%) Retail
4 52 (3.70%) Banking
5 30 (2.14%) Publishing
6 21 (1.49%) Marketing
7 20 (1.42%) Manufacturing
8 19 (1.35%) Electronics
9 11 (0.78%) Legal
10 10 (0.71%) Military
11 9 (0.64%) Games
11 9 (0.64%) Back Office
12 8 (0.57%) Automotive
13 6 (0.43%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.28%) Billing
15 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.14%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.14%) Front Office
16 1 (0.071%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.071%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 673 (47.90%) Developer
2 378 (26.90%) Java Developer
3 159 (11.32%) Analyst
4 153 (10.89%) Architect
5 95 (6.76%) Software Engineer
6 74 (5.27%) Solutions Architect
7 63 (4.48%) Test Analyst
8 48 (3.42%) Senior Developer
9 37 (2.63%) Tester
10 35 (2.49%) Administrator
11 34 (2.42%) Consultant
12 32 (2.28%) Senior Java Developer
13 30 (2.14%) Test Engineer
13 30 (2.14%) Android Developer
14 28 (1.99%) Web Developer
15 27 (1.92%) Data Analyst
15 27 (1.92%) Java/J2EE Developer
16 26 (1.85%) C++ Developer
17 25 (1.78%) Lead Architect
17 25 (1.78%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (22.56%) HTML
2 303 (21.57%) Web Services
3 269 (19.15%) XML
4 264 (18.79%) Spring
5 221 (15.73%) CSS
6 206 (14.66%) J2EE
7 176 (12.53%) SOAP
8 144 (10.25%) Hibernate
9 132 (9.40%) Java EE
10 129 (9.18%) .NET
11 113 (8.04%) jQuery
12 112 (7.97%) REST
13 106 (7.54%) JSON
14 96 (6.83%) RESTful
15 86 (6.12%) HTML5
16 79 (5.62%) AngularJS
17 73 (5.20%) Ajax
18 71 (5.05%) JSP
19 68 (4.84%) JMS
19 68 (4.84%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 76 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (3.99%) Computer Science
3 45 (3.20%) Mobile App
4 35 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
5 32 (2.28%) CMDB
6 28 (1.99%) User Experience
7 22 (1.57%) Clustering
8 21 (1.49%) Management Information System
9 17 (1.21%) GIS
9 17 (1.21%) PKI
10 14 (1.00%) Mobile Banking
11 12 (0.85%) Algorithms
12 10 (0.71%) Visualisation
13 8 (0.57%) HACMP
14 7 (0.50%) DTV
14 7 (0.50%) Device Driver
14 7 (0.50%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.50%) N-Tier
14 7 (0.50%) W3C
14 7 (0.50%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 289 (20.57%) Linux
2 185 (13.17%) UNIX
3 148 (10.53%) Windows
4 86 (6.12%) Android
5 47 (3.35%) AIX
6 41 (2.92%) Solaris
7 38 (2.70%) Apple iOS
8 21 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (0.93%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.71%) HPUX
11 9 (0.64%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.57%) NetWare
12 8 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.57%) CentOS
13 7 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.28%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.28%) Windows NT
15 4 (0.28%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 468 (33.31%) Agile Software Development
2 217 (15.44%) TDD
3 191 (13.59%) Scrum
4 164 (11.67%) Software Engineering
5 161 (11.46%) SOA
6 135 (9.61%) OO
7 128 (9.11%) Continuous Integration
8 127 (9.04%) BDD
9 112 (7.97%) E-Commerce
10 91 (6.48%) Unit Testing
11 87 (6.19%) Open Source
11 87 (6.19%) UML
12 80 (5.69%) MVC
13 76 (5.41%) ITIL
14 74 (5.27%) Data Modelling
15 71 (5.05%) Web Development
16 69 (4.91%) SDLC
17 68 (4.84%) Automated Testing
18 60 (4.27%) Project Management
19 56 (3.99%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 368 (26.19%) SQL
2 305 (21.71%) JavaScript
3 146 (10.39%) C++
4 141 (10.04%) C#
5 97 (6.90%) Perl
5 97 (6.90%) Python
6 87 (6.19%) PL/SQL
6 87 (6.19%) C
7 62 (4.41%) PHP
8 59 (4.20%) Ruby
9 38 (2.70%) Shell Script
10 31 (2.21%) Bash Shell
11 27 (1.92%) VB
12 21 (1.49%) Korn
12 21 (1.49%) PowerShell
13 20 (1.42%) Scala
13 20 (1.42%) XPath
13 20 (1.42%) Objective-C
14 19 (1.35%) XQuery
15 18 (1.28%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 148 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 120 (8.54%) SC Cleared
3 78 (5.55%) Degree
4 39 (2.78%) ISEB
5 30 (2.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 22 (1.57%) ISTQB
7 11 (0.78%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.57%) Sun Certification
9 5 (0.36%) HND
10 3 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.21%) SAP Certification
10 3 (0.21%) OCPJWCD
10 3 (0.21%) OCPJP
10 3 (0.21%) OCMJD
11 2 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.14%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.14%) MCSE
11 2 (0.14%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.06%) QA
2 8 (0.57%) SLA
3 4 (0.28%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.28%) IEC 61508
3 4 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.21%) TickIT
5 2 (0.14%) ISO 8583
5 2 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.14%) HL7
6 1 (0.071%) WCAG
6 1 (0.071%) COBIT
6 1 (0.071%) EMIR
System Software
1 28 (1.99%) Active Directory
1 28 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (1.28%) Docker
3 8 (0.57%) GPFS
3 8 (0.57%) Samba
4 5 (0.36%) Shibboleth
4 5 (0.36%) VirtualBox
5 4 (0.28%) vCloud
5 4 (0.28%) Firmware
6 3 (0.21%) Snort
6 3 (0.21%) XenServer
6 3 (0.21%) vSphere
6 3 (0.21%) NFS
7 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.14%) Postfix
7 2 (0.14%) iptables
8 1 (0.071%) HDFS
8 1 (0.071%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.071%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.071%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 51 (3.63%) Puppet
2 20 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
3 19 (1.35%) Vagrant
4 13 (0.93%) Tivoli
4 13 (0.93%) Oracle Identity Management
4 13 (0.93%) Ansible
5 8 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (0.28%) ZABBIX
6 4 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (0.28%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (0.28%) Control-M
6 4 (0.28%) XenMobile
7 3 (0.21%) CloudHub
8 2 (0.14%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.14%) Salt
8 2 (0.14%) Kibana
8 2 (0.14%) OpenAM
8 2 (0.14%) SELinux
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 365 (25.98%) Oracle
2 73 (5.20%) IBM
3 69 (4.91%) Microsoft
4 64 (4.56%) HP
5 51 (3.63%) VMware
6 40 (2.85%) webMethods
7 38 (2.70%) CA
8 30 (2.14%) SAP
9 29 (2.06%) BMC
9 29 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
10 28 (1.99%) ServiceNow
11 26 (1.85%) Red Hat
11 26 (1.85%) Adobe
12 25 (1.78%) TIBCO
13 23 (1.64%) Google
14 22 (1.57%) Business Objects
15 16 (1.14%) Sybase
16 14 (1.00%) Cisco
17 13 (0.93%) Veritas
18 12 (0.85%) Informatica
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