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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 26 23 20
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Java 567 553 701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.13% 6.35% 6.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.79% 17.87% 21.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 324 358
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £525 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 18
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £23.13 £21.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.40 £40.25 £58.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
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
3018 3095 3211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.64% 35.57% 31.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1682 1661 1526
Average daily rate £350 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 133 170
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £17.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £43.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 143 £350 -7.65% 49
Berkshire -3 124 £350 -6.66% 60
Surrey +3 102 £400 - 79
Buckinghamshire +4 72 £390 +11.42% 26
Oxfordshire -4 51 £450 +2.85% 26
East Sussex 0 19 £275 -24.13% 7
Middlesex +12 18 £350 +7.69% 2
Kent +9 17 £288 -39.47% 9
Home Counties -8 5 £413 +17.85%
Sussex -2 2 - -
West Sussex -3 2 £441 +26.07% 10
M4 Corridor - 2 £400 -
Thames Valley - 1 £450 -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

1 390 (32.02%) Agile Software Development
2 364 (29.89%) SQL
3 319 (26.19%) Oracle
3 319 (26.19%) Spring
4 271 (22.25%) Linux
5 255 (20.94%) XML
6 238 (19.54%) Web Services
7 236 (19.38%) HTML
8 217 (17.82%) JavaScript
9 198 (16.26%) .NET
9 198 (16.26%) UNIX
10 195 (16.01%) J2EE
11 172 (14.12%) Windows
12 168 (13.79%) CSS
12 168 (13.79%) Finance
13 165 (13.55%) Hibernate
13 165 (13.55%) Scrum
14 164 (13.46%) TDD
15 156 (12.81%) C#
16 149 (12.23%) Security Cleared
17 132 (10.84%) SOAP
17 132 (10.84%) Eclipse
18 130 (10.67%) C++
19 125 (10.26%) Subversion
20 124 (10.18%) SOA
21 121 (9.93%) Maven
22 120 (9.85%) JUnit
23 119 (9.77%) SQL Server
23 119 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
24 118 (9.69%) MVC

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 93 (7.64%) Tomcat
2 85 (6.98%) Apache
3 82 (6.73%) WebSphere
4 64 (5.25%) WebLogic
5 41 (3.37%) WebSphere Application Server
6 36 (2.96%) Documentum
7 34 (2.79%) Confluence
8 25 (2.05%) SharePoint
8 25 (2.05%) IIS
9 22 (1.81%) Liferay
10 17 (1.40%) GlassFish
10 17 (1.40%) CMS
11 16 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 16 (1.31%) Apache ServiceMix
12 12 (0.99%) IBM Notes
13 11 (0.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 11 (0.90%) Apache Pig
14 10 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
14 10 (0.82%) Node.js
14 10 (0.82%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 42 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.64%) MS Office
3 11 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.49%) MS Project
6 4 (0.33%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.16%) Mingle
7 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.082%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.082%) Simulink
8 1 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.082%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.082%) Quicktime
8 1 (0.082%) SPSS
8 1 (0.082%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.082%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 25 (2.05%) Oracle BPM
2 19 (1.56%) Oracle Applications
3 12 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.49%) Magento
6 5 (0.41%) Oracle CRM
7 4 (0.33%) Staffware
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.25%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.25%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.16%) HFM
9 2 (0.16%) SAP MM
9 2 (0.16%) SAP SD
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.16%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.082%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.082%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.87%) SaaS
2 22 (1.81%) Force.com
2 22 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
3 21 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (1.48%) Amazon S3
5 9 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.66%) GitHub
6 8 (0.66%) PaaS
7 6 (0.49%) IaaS
8 3 (0.25%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
10 1 (0.082%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.082%) Office 365
10 1 (0.082%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 65 (5.34%) Internet
2 55 (4.52%) SAN
3 52 (4.27%) HTTP
4 38 (3.12%) DNS
5 34 (2.79%) SSL
6 33 (2.71%) LDAP
7 25 (2.05%) Firewall
8 19 (1.56%) TCP/IP
9 17 (1.40%) Fibre Channel
10 15 (1.23%) Intranet
11 13 (1.07%) Network Security
11 13 (1.07%) SSH
12 11 (0.90%) NAS
12 11 (0.90%) HTTPS
12 11 (0.90%) FTP
12 11 (0.90%) DHCP
13 9 (0.74%) LAN
14 7 (0.57%) VoIP
14 7 (0.57%) ATM
14 7 (0.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (9.77%) SQL Server
2 83 (6.81%) MySQL
3 72 (5.91%) Oracle Database
4 56 (4.60%) Relational Database
5 34 (2.79%) DB2
6 31 (2.55%) Big Data
7 30 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
8 29 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
9 28 (2.30%) NoSQL
10 27 (2.22%) RDBMS
11 26 (2.13%) Hadoop
11 26 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
12 21 (1.72%) MongoDB
13 20 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
13 20 (1.64%) DTS
14 19 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
15 17 (1.40%) SQL Server 2000
16 15 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
17 13 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 12 (0.99%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 132 (10.84%) Eclipse
2 125 (10.26%) Subversion
3 121 (9.93%) Maven
4 120 (9.85%) JUnit
5 92 (7.55%) Selenium
6 88 (7.22%) Jenkins
7 72 (5.91%) JIRA
8 70 (5.75%) Ant
9 50 (4.11%) Git (software)
10 44 (3.61%) Cucumber
11 32 (2.63%) Mockito
12 26 (2.13%) WebDriver
13 25 (2.05%) Visual Studio
14 24 (1.97%) SoapUI
15 23 (1.89%) Hudson
15 23 (1.89%) JMeter
16 20 (1.64%) LoadRunner
17 18 (1.48%) QuickTest Pro
17 18 (1.48%) TestNG
18 16 (1.31%) SpecFlow
General
1 168 (13.79%) Finance
2 67 (5.50%) Telecoms
3 43 (3.53%) Retail
4 40 (3.28%) Marketing
5 37 (3.04%) Banking
6 29 (2.38%) Electronics
7 24 (1.97%) Games
8 22 (1.81%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.56%) Automotive
10 13 (1.07%) Publishing
11 12 (0.99%) Military
12 8 (0.66%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.66%) Back Office
13 7 (0.57%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.49%) Billing
15 5 (0.41%) Legal
16 2 (0.16%) Advertising
16 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.16%) Front Office
16 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 615 (50.49%) Developer
2 332 (27.26%) Java Developer
3 140 (11.49%) Analyst
4 88 (7.22%) Architect
5 67 (5.50%) Software Engineer
6 57 (4.68%) Senior Developer
7 49 (4.02%) Test Analyst
8 40 (3.28%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 38 (3.12%) Solutions Architect
10 37 (3.04%) Consultant
11 36 (2.96%) Software Developer
12 31 (2.55%) Senior Java Developer
13 29 (2.38%) Web Developer
14 28 (2.30%) Support Analyst
14 28 (2.30%) Lead Developer
15 27 (2.22%) Tester
15 27 (2.22%) Test Engineer
16 26 (2.13%) Project Manager
16 26 (2.13%) Front-End Developer
17 23 (1.89%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 319 (26.19%) Spring
2 255 (20.94%) XML
3 238 (19.54%) Web Services
4 236 (19.38%) HTML
5 198 (16.26%) .NET
6 195 (16.01%) J2EE
7 168 (13.79%) CSS
8 165 (13.55%) Hibernate
9 132 (10.84%) SOAP
10 112 (9.20%) JSP
11 97 (7.96%) Ajax
12 84 (6.90%) JSON
13 81 (6.65%) REST
14 76 (6.24%) jQuery
15 64 (5.25%) Middleware
16 62 (5.09%) Spring MVC
17 55 (4.52%) RESTful
18 53 (4.35%) JMS
19 49 (4.02%) Java EE
20 46 (3.78%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 77 (6.32%) Open Source
2 63 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (4.11%) Mobile App
4 34 (2.79%) Computer Science
5 29 (2.38%) User Experience
6 26 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 25 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (1.40%) Mathematics
9 16 (1.31%) DTV
10 14 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
11 13 (1.07%) GIS
12 10 (0.82%) Web 2.0
12 10 (0.82%) Smart Meter
13 9 (0.74%) Taxonomies
13 9 (0.74%) Clustering
14 8 (0.66%) Mainframe
14 8 (0.66%) Replication
15 7 (0.57%) Statistics
15 7 (0.57%) IPTV
15 7 (0.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 271 (22.25%) Linux
2 198 (16.26%) UNIX
3 172 (14.12%) Windows
4 43 (3.53%) Android
5 41 (3.37%) Solaris
6 32 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 30 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (1.97%) AIX
10 21 (1.72%) CentOS
11 19 (1.56%) Apple iOS
12 14 (1.15%) Windows XP
13 13 (1.07%) Windows NT
14 8 (0.66%) Windows 7
15 7 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
16 6 (0.49%) HPUX
16 6 (0.49%) Debian
17 5 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
18 4 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
19 3 (0.25%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 390 (32.02%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (13.55%) Scrum
3 164 (13.46%) TDD
4 124 (10.18%) SOA
5 119 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
6 118 (9.69%) MVC
7 117 (9.61%) OO
8 115 (9.44%) Software Engineering
9 97 (7.96%) E-Commerce
10 76 (6.24%) Unit Testing
11 71 (5.83%) CRM
12 63 (5.17%) BDD
13 58 (4.76%) Test Automation
14 56 (4.60%) UML
15 55 (4.52%) Migration
16 44 (3.61%) Web Development
17 41 (3.37%) Software Testing
17 41 (3.37%) ITIL
18 40 (3.28%) Integration Testing
19 37 (3.04%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 364 (29.89%) SQL
2 217 (17.82%) JavaScript
3 156 (12.81%) C#
4 130 (10.67%) C++
5 99 (8.13%) Perl
6 88 (7.22%) C
7 86 (7.06%) Python
8 60 (4.93%) PHP
9 58 (4.76%) VB
10 57 (4.68%) PL/SQL
11 51 (4.19%) Shell Script
12 39 (3.20%) Ruby
13 36 (2.96%) Groovy
14 27 (2.22%) Scala
14 27 (2.22%) Bash Shell
15 25 (2.05%) VBScript
16 22 (1.81%) Apex Code
17 21 (1.72%) Korn
18 19 (1.56%) XPath
19 16 (1.31%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 149 (12.23%) Security Cleared
2 98 (8.05%) SC Cleared
3 88 (7.22%) Degree
4 44 (3.61%) ISTQB
5 30 (2.46%) ISEB
6 27 (2.22%) DV Cleared
7 24 (1.97%) CCNA
7 24 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 16 (1.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 10 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.82%) Sun Certification
10 10 (0.82%) BC Cleared
11 9 (0.74%) JNCIA
12 8 (0.66%) MCSE
13 7 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.57%) RHCE
14 6 (0.49%) MCTS
14 6 (0.49%) CCVP
14 6 (0.49%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.11%) QA
2 7 (0.57%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.25%) HL7
4 2 (0.16%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.16%) SLA
5 1 (0.082%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.082%) TickIT
System Software
1 27 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (1.15%) vCloud
3 13 (1.07%) NFS
3 13 (1.07%) Active Directory
4 11 (0.90%) VirtualBox
5 7 (0.57%) vSphere
6 6 (0.49%) Docker
7 5 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.33%) OpenSSH
8 4 (0.33%) Shibboleth
9 3 (0.25%) GPFS
9 3 (0.25%) Xen
10 2 (0.16%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.16%) KVM
11 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.082%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 38 (3.12%) Puppet
2 26 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
3 25 (2.05%) Vagrant
4 19 (1.56%) Oracle Identity Management
5 17 (1.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 6 (0.49%) Tivoli
6 6 (0.49%) NetBackup
6 6 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (0.41%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.41%) Nagios
7 5 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.41%) nmon
8 4 (0.33%) WebInspect
8 4 (0.33%) CA Wily
9 2 (0.16%) SCCM
9 2 (0.16%) Ansible
10 1 (0.082%) Munin
10 1 (0.082%) YUM
10 1 (0.082%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.082%) WSUS
Vendors
1 319 (26.19%) Oracle
2 79 (6.49%) Microsoft
3 60 (4.93%) Salesforce.com
4 58 (4.76%) JBoss
5 54 (4.43%) VMware
6 53 (4.35%) IBM
7 51 (4.19%) Red Hat
8 49 (4.02%) Google
9 48 (3.94%) HP
10 42 (3.45%) SAP
11 28 (2.30%) Cisco
11 28 (2.30%) EMC
12 23 (1.89%) Facebook
12 23 (1.89%) Twitter
13 22 (1.81%) hybris
14 21 (1.72%) Adobe
14 21 (1.72%) Sun
15 17 (1.40%) ESRI
16 16 (1.31%) Juniper
17 15 (1.23%) Lotus
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 300 p/day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £540 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Richmond, Surrey
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £320 - £420 per day + DOE
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £480 - 500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hampshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum Rate is for an 8 hr day and 3 month renewa
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum Rate is for an 8 hr day and 3 month renewa
Posted: 3 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £320 per day + £320 / Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Proteus Europe
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
The Curve Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £315 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: Flexible Rates
Posted: 6 days ago