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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 23 31 25
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing Java 670 488 477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.08% 5.60% 6.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.06% 17.44% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 268 245
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £366 £360
% change year-on-year
+9.36% +1.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 22
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £25.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +17.64%
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
3181 2798 2387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.62% 32.13% 31.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1782 1518 1197
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 115 191
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.06 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.70%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +14 188 £383 +2.00% 67
Berkshire +14 182 £375 - 89
Surrey 0 105 £325 -10.34% 92
Buckinghamshire +3 63 £375 - 40
Oxfordshire +9 51 £450 +5.88% 55
West Sussex +6 34 £351 -8.76% 10
East Sussex +19 23 £305 +6.08% 18
Middlesex -3 11 £413 -31.25% 3
Kent -9 9 £258 -28.96% 30
Home Counties +3 1 £450 -32.07%
M4 Corridor 0 1 - -
Sussex - - - -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 500 (36.47%) Agile Software Development
2 330 (24.07%) Oracle
3 312 (22.76%) SQL
4 284 (20.71%) Linux
5 276 (20.13%) Spring
6 257 (18.75%) Web Services
7 253 (18.45%) HTML
8 228 (16.63%) JavaScript
9 219 (15.97%) Scrum
10 218 (15.90%) TDD
11 211 (15.39%) XML
12 193 (14.08%) SOAP
13 190 (13.86%) CSS
14 178 (12.98%) UNIX
15 177 (12.91%) J2EE
16 167 (12.18%) Jenkins
17 166 (12.11%) Software Engineering
18 160 (11.67%) .NET
19 156 (11.38%) Finance
20 152 (11.09%) Hibernate
20 152 (11.09%) C#
21 151 (11.01%) Maven
22 150 (10.94%) Security Cleared
23 148 (10.80%) Subversion
23 148 (10.80%) SOA
24 144 (10.50%) JUnit
25 142 (10.36%) OO
26 141 (10.28%) Tomcat
27 138 (10.07%) Continuous Integration
28 137 (9.99%) Selenium

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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
1 141 (10.28%) Tomcat
2 132 (9.63%) Apache
3 126 (9.19%) WebLogic
4 72 (5.25%) WebSphere
5 66 (4.81%) JBoss
6 54 (3.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 38 (2.77%) CMS
8 25 (1.82%) Node.js
9 23 (1.68%) Confluence
10 22 (1.60%) WebSphere Application Server
11 17 (1.24%) Documentum
12 16 (1.17%) IIS
13 15 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
14 14 (1.02%) Alfresco
15 13 (0.95%) GlassFish
16 12 (0.88%) TeamSite
17 11 (0.80%) Mule
17 11 (0.80%) Adobe CQ
17 11 (0.80%) Apache Pig
18 9 (0.66%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 45 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 29 (2.12%) MS Office
3 15 (1.09%) Photoshop
4 13 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.36%) GIMP
6 5 (0.36%) RoboHelp
6 5 (0.36%) MS Project
6 5 (0.36%) FrameMaker
7 2 (0.15%) Simulink
8 1 (0.073%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 25 (1.82%) Oracle BPM
2 12 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.66%) BusinessWorks
4 8 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.44%) Oracle 11i
5 6 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.36%) TIBCO iProcess
6 5 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.22%) Magento
7 3 (0.22%) SAP SRM
8 2 (0.15%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.15%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.15%) Retail-J
9 1 (0.073%) assyst
9 1 (0.073%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.073%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
Cloud Services
1 53 (3.87%) SaaS
2 44 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
3 24 (1.75%) Force.com
3 24 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
4 22 (1.60%) Amazon S3
5 8 (0.58%) GitHub
6 6 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
6 6 (0.44%) PaaS
7 5 (0.36%) IaaS
7 5 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (0.073%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.073%) Heroku
9 1 (0.073%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.073%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 53 (3.87%) Internet
2 43 (3.14%) HTTP
3 27 (1.97%) TCP/IP
4 24 (1.75%) DNS
5 22 (1.60%) SAN
6 18 (1.31%) SSL
7 17 (1.24%) Firewall
8 16 (1.17%) Network Security
9 14 (1.02%) Fibre Channel
10 11 (0.80%) NAS
11 9 (0.66%) Intranet
11 9 (0.66%) LDAP
11 9 (0.66%) Ethernet
12 8 (0.58%) SSH
13 7 (0.51%) MPLS
14 6 (0.44%) DAB
14 6 (0.44%) SDH
15 5 (0.36%) DSL
15 5 (0.36%) 3G
15 5 (0.36%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (7.08%) SQL Server
2 91 (6.64%) Oracle Database
3 73 (5.32%) MySQL
4 58 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
5 48 (3.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 47 (3.43%) Relational Database
7 45 (3.28%) NoSQL
8 36 (2.63%) Hadoop
9 35 (2.55%) MongoDB
10 32 (2.33%) Big Data
11 27 (1.97%) DB2
12 26 (1.90%) RDBMS
13 24 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
14 16 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
14 16 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
15 14 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
15 14 (1.02%) SAP BW
16 13 (0.95%) Apache Hive
17 12 (0.88%) OLTP
18 11 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 167 (12.18%) Jenkins
2 151 (11.01%) Maven
3 148 (10.80%) Subversion
4 144 (10.50%) JUnit
5 137 (9.99%) Selenium
6 114 (8.32%) Git (software)
7 107 (7.80%) Eclipse
8 98 (7.15%) Cucumber
9 70 (5.11%) JIRA
10 62 (4.52%) Ant
11 53 (3.87%) Mockito
12 33 (2.41%) WebDriver
13 26 (1.90%) Visual Studio
13 26 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 25 (1.82%) SoapUI
15 24 (1.75%) RSpec
16 23 (1.68%) Toad
17 22 (1.60%) JMeter
18 21 (1.53%) ClearCase
19 18 (1.31%) Appium
General
1 156 (11.38%) Finance
2 59 (4.30%) Telecoms
3 57 (4.16%) Publishing
4 47 (3.43%) Banking
5 35 (2.55%) Retail
5 35 (2.55%) Marketing
6 18 (1.31%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.17%) Electronics
8 11 (0.80%) Turkish Language
9 10 (0.73%) Back Office
10 6 (0.44%) Spanish Language
11 5 (0.36%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.36%) Games
12 4 (0.29%) Military
12 4 (0.29%) Advertising
13 3 (0.22%) Front Office
14 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.15%) Legal
15 1 (0.073%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.073%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 683 (49.82%) Developer
2 357 (26.04%) Java Developer
3 159 (11.60%) Analyst
3 159 (11.60%) Architect
4 74 (5.40%) Software Engineer
5 73 (5.32%) Solutions Architect
6 55 (4.01%) Test Analyst
7 45 (3.28%) Tester
8 43 (3.14%) Software Developer
9 39 (2.84%) Android Developer
10 37 (2.70%) Consultant
11 36 (2.63%) Lead Developer
12 30 (2.19%) Senior Developer
13 28 (2.04%) Technical Architect
13 28 (2.04%) Agile Java Developer
14 25 (1.82%) Data Architect
14 25 (1.82%) Project Manager
14 25 (1.82%) Support Analyst
14 25 (1.82%) Oracle Developer
15 24 (1.75%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (20.13%) Spring
2 257 (18.75%) Web Services
3 253 (18.45%) HTML
4 211 (15.39%) XML
5 193 (14.08%) SOAP
6 190 (13.86%) CSS
7 177 (12.91%) J2EE
8 160 (11.67%) .NET
9 152 (11.09%) Hibernate
10 126 (9.19%) JSON
11 125 (9.12%) RESTful
12 115 (8.39%) Java EE
13 106 (7.73%) REST
14 95 (6.93%) jQuery
15 85 (6.20%) JSP
16 84 (6.13%) Middleware
17 82 (5.98%) HTML5
18 70 (5.11%) Ajax
19 55 (4.01%) Spring MVC
20 54 (3.94%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 88 (6.42%) Open Source
2 56 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
4 38 (2.77%) Mobile App
5 36 (2.63%) Computer Science
5 36 (2.63%) User Experience
6 25 (1.82%) Smart Meter
7 20 (1.46%) Algorithms
8 18 (1.31%) Management Information System
9 16 (1.17%) Digital Media
10 15 (1.09%) PKI
11 13 (0.95%) Data Structures
11 13 (0.95%) W3C
11 13 (0.95%) GIS
12 12 (0.88%) Web 2.0
13 11 (0.80%) Clustering
14 10 (0.73%) Data Integration
14 10 (0.73%) iPhone
15 9 (0.66%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.66%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 284 (20.71%) Linux
2 178 (12.98%) UNIX
3 122 (8.90%) Windows
4 92 (6.71%) Android
5 44 (3.21%) Apple iOS
6 37 (2.70%) Solaris
7 36 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 33 (2.41%) AIX
9 19 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (1.09%) Oracle Linux
11 13 (0.95%) Windows 7
12 12 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (0.73%) CentOS
14 8 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (0.51%) HPUX
15 7 (0.51%) Windows NT
16 6 (0.44%) NetWare
17 5 (0.36%) Windows XP
18 4 (0.29%) zOS
18 4 (0.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 500 (36.47%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (15.97%) Scrum
3 218 (15.90%) TDD
4 166 (12.11%) Software Engineering
5 148 (10.80%) SOA
6 142 (10.36%) OO
7 138 (10.07%) Continuous Integration
8 109 (7.95%) BDD
9 87 (6.35%) Test Automation
9 87 (6.35%) Unit Testing
10 86 (6.27%) Web Development
11 82 (5.98%) E-Commerce
12 81 (5.91%) MVC
13 61 (4.45%) UML
14 53 (3.87%) Configuration Management
15 52 (3.79%) Data Modelling
16 50 (3.65%) Project Management
16 50 (3.65%) TOGAF
17 48 (3.50%) Automated Testing
17 48 (3.50%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 312 (22.76%) SQL
2 228 (16.63%) JavaScript
3 152 (11.09%) C#
4 136 (9.92%) C++
5 115 (8.39%) Perl
6 109 (7.95%) Python
7 96 (7.00%) PL/SQL
8 73 (5.32%) C
9 64 (4.67%) Ruby
10 52 (3.79%) PHP
11 33 (2.41%) Shell Script
12 28 (2.04%) XPath
12 28 (2.04%) Bash Shell
13 27 (1.97%) Apex Code
14 26 (1.90%) XQuery
15 24 (1.75%) Scala
16 20 (1.46%) Groovy
17 19 (1.39%) Objective-C
17 19 (1.39%) VB
18 18 (1.31%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 150 (10.94%) Security Cleared
2 117 (8.53%) SC Cleared
3 63 (4.60%) Degree
4 42 (3.06%) ISEB
5 30 (2.19%) ISTQB
6 20 (1.46%) DV Cleared
7 18 (1.31%) VCP4
7 18 (1.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (0.44%) HND
8 6 (0.44%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.22%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.15%) RHCE
11 2 (0.15%) JNCIA
11 2 (0.15%) MCTS
11 2 (0.15%) PMP
11 2 (0.15%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.15%) CISSP
11 2 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.30%) QA
2 11 (0.80%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.44%) WCAG
4 3 (0.22%) ISO 8583
5 2 (0.15%) HL7
5 2 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.15%) SLA
5 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.073%) EMIR
6 1 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.073%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
3 14 (1.02%) VirtualBox
3 14 (1.02%) Docker
4 13 (0.95%) Active Directory
5 9 (0.66%) vSphere
6 8 (0.58%) NFS
6 8 (0.58%) Samba
7 6 (0.44%) GPFS
8 4 (0.29%) HDFS
9 3 (0.22%) OpenSSH
9 3 (0.22%) vCloud
10 2 (0.15%) Postfix
10 2 (0.15%) XenServer
10 2 (0.15%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.15%) Firmware
11 1 (0.073%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.073%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.073%) Nmap
11 1 (0.073%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 75 (5.47%) Puppet
2 39 (2.84%) Vagrant
3 26 (1.90%) Oracle Identity Management
4 12 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (0.73%) Tivoli
6 9 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 9 (0.66%) Ansible
7 6 (0.44%) NetBackup
8 5 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.29%) Control-M
10 3 (0.22%) Nagios
10 3 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.22%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 3 (0.22%) WSUS
10 3 (0.22%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.22%) Salt
11 2 (0.15%) OpenAM
11 2 (0.15%) SELinux
11 2 (0.15%) nmon
11 2 (0.15%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 330 (24.07%) Oracle
2 77 (5.62%) Microsoft
3 51 (3.72%) Salesforce.com
4 46 (3.36%) IBM
5 45 (3.28%) VMware
6 35 (2.55%) SAP
7 32 (2.33%) HP
7 32 (2.33%) Red Hat
8 29 (2.12%) Adobe
9 24 (1.75%) TIBCO
10 21 (1.53%) Google
11 20 (1.46%) webMethods
12 16 (1.17%) EMC
12 16 (1.17%) Cramer
13 15 (1.09%) Remedy
14 13 (0.95%) Sybase
15 12 (0.88%) Citrix
15 12 (0.88%) Hitachi
16 11 (0.80%) Cisco
17 10 (0.73%) Business Objects
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