The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 South East 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 27 21 18
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing Java 574 550 714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.93% 6.57% 6.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.50% 20.65% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 282 375
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 28 25
Average hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +20.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.88 £26.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.95 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3102 2664 3274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.03% 31.83% 30.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1750 1328 1593
Average daily rate £335 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 213 204
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.33 £19.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Java
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -8 158 £394 +12.50% 41
Surrey +8 128 £380 +3.05% 76
Berkshire -13 112 £350 -12.50% 55
Buckinghamshire +11 81 £375 +4.16% 15
Oxfordshire -3 21 £335 +4.68% 53
Kent +8 19 £375 +13.20% 5
Middlesex +4 19 £503 +34.00% 5
East Sussex -3 13 £288 -17.26% 10
West Sussex -22 11 £355 +1.42% 14
Home Counties -1 2 £450 -
Sussex - - - -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 314 (29.13%) Oracle
2 307 (28.48%) SQL
3 254 (23.56%) Spring
4 242 (22.45%) HTML
5 227 (21.06%) Web Services
6 224 (20.78%) Linux
7 221 (20.50%) JavaScript
8 210 (19.48%) XML
9 194 (18.00%) J2EE
10 188 (17.44%) .NET
11 181 (16.79%) CSS
12 176 (16.33%) UNIX
13 160 (14.84%) Hibernate
14 159 (14.75%) Finance
15 137 (12.71%) Agile Software Development
16 132 (12.24%) C++
17 125 (11.60%) Windows
17 125 (11.60%) OO
18 120 (11.13%) C#
18 120 (11.13%) Security Cleared
19 117 (10.85%) Scrum
20 114 (10.58%) jQuery
21 110 (10.20%) SOA
22 107 (9.93%) SQL Server
23 102 (9.46%) JSON
23 102 (9.46%) Subversion
24 99 (9.18%) Continuous Integration
24 99 (9.18%) Eclipse
25 95 (8.81%) C
26 94 (8.72%) Telecoms

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 90 (8.35%) WebSphere
2 85 (7.88%) WebLogic
3 63 (5.84%) Tomcat
4 54 (5.01%) Apache
5 44 (4.08%) SharePoint
6 35 (3.25%) Apache ServiceMix
7 30 (2.78%) Liferay
8 26 (2.41%) WebSphere Application Server
9 22 (2.04%) CMS
10 15 (1.39%) IIS
11 14 (1.30%) Adobe CQ
11 14 (1.30%) Confluence
12 10 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (0.93%) GlassFish
13 8 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 8 (0.74%) ArcGIS
13 8 (0.74%) NetWeaver
13 8 (0.74%) Documentum
13 8 (0.74%) Node.js
13 8 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 42 (3.90%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.95%) MS Office
3 12 (1.11%) MS Project
4 4 (0.37%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.093%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.093%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.093%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.093%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.093%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 17 (1.58%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (0.83%) Magento
2 9 (0.83%) Oracle CRM
3 5 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.28%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.19%) Staffware
6 2 (0.19%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.19%) BusinessWare
6 2 (0.19%) TIBCO iProcess
6 2 (0.19%) Retail-J
7 1 (0.093%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.093%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.093%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.093%) JDE World
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.39%) SaaS
2 8 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (0.74%) Force.com
3 7 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.65%) PaaS
3 7 (0.65%) IaaS
4 6 (0.56%) GitHub
5 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.28%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.093%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.53%) Internet
2 30 (2.78%) HTTP
3 28 (2.60%) TCP/IP
4 27 (2.50%) Firewall
5 21 (1.95%) LDAP
6 19 (1.76%) SAN
7 17 (1.58%) VPN
8 13 (1.21%) DNS
9 11 (1.02%) FTP
9 11 (1.02%) SSL
10 8 (0.74%) Network Security
10 8 (0.74%) SSH
11 7 (0.65%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (0.56%) Wireless
12 6 (0.56%) NGN
13 5 (0.46%) DHCP
13 5 (0.46%) VoIP
13 5 (0.46%) 3G
13 5 (0.46%) Intranet
13 5 (0.46%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (9.93%) SQL Server
2 75 (6.96%) Oracle Database
3 72 (6.68%) Relational Database
4 64 (5.94%) MySQL
5 36 (3.34%) Oracle Database 11g
6 33 (3.06%) DB2
7 29 (2.69%) RDBMS
8 27 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (2.41%) Big Data
10 25 (2.32%) Hadoop
11 24 (2.23%) NoSQL
12 23 (2.13%) Oracle Database 10g
13 21 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 20 (1.86%) MongoDB
15 18 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 16 (1.48%) DTS
16 16 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 15 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
18 11 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
18 11 (1.02%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 102 (9.46%) Subversion
2 99 (9.18%) Eclipse
3 70 (6.49%) Maven
4 62 (5.75%) Git (software)
5 54 (5.01%) JUnit
6 48 (4.45%) Jenkins
7 36 (3.34%) Ant
7 36 (3.34%) JIRA
8 32 (2.97%) Selenium
8 32 (2.97%) Talend Open Studio
9 27 (2.50%) TestNG
10 25 (2.32%) Mockito
10 25 (2.32%) DbUnit
11 19 (1.76%) Visual Studio
12 17 (1.58%) Cucumber
13 15 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (1.30%) Toad
15 13 (1.21%) SoapUI
16 12 (1.11%) QuickTest Pro
16 12 (1.11%) WebDriver
General
1 159 (14.75%) Finance
2 94 (8.72%) Telecoms
3 57 (5.29%) Retail
4 23 (2.13%) Electronics
4 23 (2.13%) Banking
5 20 (1.86%) Back Office
5 20 (1.86%) Marketing
6 16 (1.48%) Military
6 16 (1.48%) Billing
7 14 (1.30%) Games
8 13 (1.21%) Publishing
9 12 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
10 11 (1.02%) Spanish Language
10 11 (1.02%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.74%) Advertising
12 6 (0.56%) Automotive
12 6 (0.56%) German Language
13 4 (0.37%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.093%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 577 (53.53%) Developer
2 295 (27.37%) Java Developer
3 103 (9.55%) Analyst
4 83 (7.70%) Architect
5 58 (5.38%) Senior Developer
6 54 (5.01%) Project Manager
7 53 (4.92%) Software Engineer
8 46 (4.27%) Consultant
9 38 (3.53%) Senior Java Developer
10 34 (3.15%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 32 (2.97%) Python Developer
12 27 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
13 26 (2.41%) JavaScript Developer
14 25 (2.32%) Front-End Developer
14 25 (2.32%) Web Developer
15 24 (2.23%) Programmer
16 22 (2.04%) Technical Architect
17 21 (1.95%) SQL Developer
18 20 (1.86%) Test Analyst
19 19 (1.76%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (23.56%) Spring
2 242 (22.45%) HTML
3 227 (21.06%) Web Services
4 210 (19.48%) XML
5 194 (18.00%) J2EE
6 188 (17.44%) .NET
7 181 (16.79%) CSS
8 160 (14.84%) Hibernate
9 114 (10.58%) jQuery
10 102 (9.46%) JSON
11 84 (7.79%) SOAP
12 78 (7.24%) HTML5
13 77 (7.14%) Ajax
14 74 (6.86%) Java EE
15 55 (5.10%) Middleware
16 53 (4.92%) JSP
17 51 (4.73%) Struts
18 48 (4.45%) REST
19 45 (4.17%) GWT
20 44 (4.08%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 57 (5.29%) Mobile App
2 38 (3.53%) Open Source
3 37 (3.43%) Enterprise Software
4 27 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 16 (1.48%) Management Information System
6 13 (1.21%) Replication
7 10 (0.93%) Data Integration
8 9 (0.83%) Mainframe
9 8 (0.74%) Clustering
10 7 (0.65%) CMDB
10 7 (0.65%) Taxonomies
10 7 (0.65%) Visualisation
10 7 (0.65%) Blackberry
11 6 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (0.56%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.56%) iSeries
11 6 (0.56%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.46%) Smartphone
12 5 (0.46%) iPad
12 5 (0.46%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 224 (20.78%) Linux
2 176 (16.33%) UNIX
3 125 (11.60%) Windows
4 39 (3.62%) Android
5 29 (2.69%) Apple iOS
6 24 (2.23%) AIX
7 22 (2.04%) Solaris
8 19 (1.76%) Windows XP
9 16 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (0.93%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.74%) Windows Phone
13 6 (0.56%) HPUX
13 6 (0.56%) Windows NT
13 6 (0.56%) CentOS
14 4 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
15 3 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.28%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (12.71%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (11.60%) OO
3 117 (10.85%) Scrum
4 110 (10.20%) SOA
5 99 (9.18%) Continuous Integration
6 81 (7.51%) TDD
7 80 (7.42%) MVC
8 77 (7.14%) UML
9 76 (7.05%) E-Commerce
10 71 (6.59%) Software Engineering
11 58 (5.38%) Web Development
12 54 (5.01%) Multithreading
13 50 (4.64%) ITIL
14 49 (4.55%) OOD
15 47 (4.36%) Project Management
16 46 (4.27%) Unit Testing
17 45 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
18 41 (3.80%) OOP
18 41 (3.80%) ETL
19 38 (3.53%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 307 (28.48%) SQL
2 221 (20.50%) JavaScript
3 132 (12.24%) C++
4 120 (11.13%) C#
5 95 (8.81%) C
6 88 (8.16%) PL/SQL
7 74 (6.86%) Python
8 60 (5.57%) Perl
9 56 (5.19%) PHP
10 42 (3.90%) VB
11 35 (3.25%) Shell Script
12 25 (2.32%) Groovy
13 16 (1.48%) VB.NET
14 15 (1.39%) Ruby
14 15 (1.39%) Bash Shell
14 15 (1.39%) MATLAB
15 14 (1.30%) VBScript
16 11 (1.02%) Apex Code
17 10 (0.93%) Golang
17 10 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 120 (11.13%) Security Cleared
2 70 (6.49%) SC Cleared
3 66 (6.12%) Degree
4 22 (2.04%) ISTQB
5 17 (1.58%) ISEB
6 16 (1.48%) DV Cleared
7 7 (0.65%) MCSE
7 7 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.65%) CCNA
8 4 (0.37%) CCVP
8 4 (0.37%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.37%) MCTS
9 3 (0.28%) PMP
9 3 (0.28%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.19%) CISSP
10 2 (0.19%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.62%) QA
2 10 (0.93%) ISO 9001
2 10 (0.93%) HL7
3 6 (0.56%) SLA
4 5 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.37%) ISO 8583
6 3 (0.28%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.093%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (1.02%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.74%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.37%) Sendmail
4 4 (0.37%) Xen
5 3 (0.28%) NFS
6 2 (0.19%) KVM
6 2 (0.19%) XenServer
6 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.19%) Shibboleth
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.093%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.093%) vSphere
7 1 (0.093%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.093%) XenApp
7 1 (0.093%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.093%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.093%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (1.02%) Puppet
2 10 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.65%) Tivoli
4 6 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.56%) nmon
5 3 (0.28%) SCCM
5 3 (0.28%) SCOM
6 2 (0.19%) Ansible
6 2 (0.19%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.19%) MOM
6 2 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.19%) CA Wily
6 2 (0.19%) WMI
7 1 (0.093%) WSUS
7 1 (0.093%) OpenSSO
7 1 (0.093%) YUM
7 1 (0.093%) TIBCO Hawk
7 1 (0.093%) Nagios
7 1 (0.093%) OpenView
Vendors
1 314 (29.13%) Oracle
2 64 (5.94%) Microsoft
3 46 (4.27%) Google
4 45 (4.17%) SAP
5 38 (3.53%) IBM
6 36 (3.34%) JBoss
7 32 (2.97%) Talend
8 31 (2.88%) HP
9 26 (2.41%) VMware
10 21 (1.95%) Adobe
11 20 (1.86%) CA
12 18 (1.67%) Red Hat
12 18 (1.67%) Atomikos
13 17 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
14 16 (1.48%) Cisco
14 16 (1.48%) JD Edwards
15 14 (1.30%) hybris
16 12 (1.11%) Facebook
16 12 (1.11%) Sun
17 11 (1.02%) Twitter
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