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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 21 26 21
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing Java 607 492 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.71% 5.84% 6.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.92% 16.96% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 280 328
Average daily rate
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£365 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £292 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £523 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 23 16
Average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £23.13 £27.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £50.00 £41.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2902 2901 2965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.09% 34.41% 30.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1580 1475 1493
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 162 195
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £19.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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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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 -2 164 £375 - 61
Berkshire -5 124 £356 -16.17% 60
Surrey +3 121 £369 -7.81% 68
Buckinghamshire +13 97 £350 -15.15% 17
Kent +19 19 £438 -11.39% 11
East Sussex +9 19 £363 - 15
Oxfordshire -18 19 £369 -13.23% 25
Middlesex +7 16 £350 -13.58% 2
West Sussex -3 12 £450 +28.57% 13
Thames Valley +7 3 £450 -
Sussex -2 1 - -
Home Counties -3 1 £413 +17.85%
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 366 (30.83%) SQL
2 349 (29.40%) Oracle
3 304 (25.61%) Spring
4 268 (22.58%) Linux
5 247 (20.81%) Web Services
6 233 (19.63%) HTML
7 214 (18.03%) XML
8 213 (17.94%) JavaScript
9 210 (17.69%) UNIX
10 205 (17.27%) .NET
11 195 (16.43%) J2EE
12 187 (15.75%) CSS
12 187 (15.75%) Finance
13 183 (15.42%) Hibernate
14 167 (14.07%) Agile Software Development
15 152 (12.81%) C#
16 146 (12.30%) Windows
17 129 (10.87%) Scrum
18 124 (10.45%) SQL Server
18 124 (10.45%) Security Cleared
19 121 (10.19%) C++
20 119 (10.03%) OO
21 116 (9.77%) TDD
22 114 (9.60%) Continuous Integration
23 111 (9.35%) SOA
24 108 (9.10%) Eclipse
24 108 (9.10%) Subversion
25 107 (9.01%) SOAP
26 104 (8.76%) MVC
26 104 (8.76%) Maven

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 92 (7.75%) WebSphere
2 76 (6.40%) Tomcat
3 70 (5.90%) Apache
4 62 (5.22%) WebLogic
5 41 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
6 38 (3.20%) SharePoint
7 32 (2.70%) Apache ServiceMix
8 28 (2.36%) Confluence
9 23 (1.94%) CMS
10 19 (1.60%) IIS
11 18 (1.52%) Liferay
12 15 (1.26%) Node.js
12 15 (1.26%) Documentum
13 12 (1.01%) GlassFish
14 11 (0.93%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 11 (0.93%) Apache Pig
15 10 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
16 9 (0.76%) ArcGIS
17 6 (0.51%) FileNet
17 6 (0.51%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 37 (3.12%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.35%) MS Office
3 10 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.59%) MS Project
4 7 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.25%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.17%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.17%) Mingle
7 1 (0.084%) Quicktime
7 1 (0.084%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.084%) Simulink
7 1 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.084%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 20 (1.68%) Oracle Applications
2 12 (1.01%) Oracle CRM
2 12 (1.01%) Magento
3 9 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.42%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.34%) SAP SD
7 4 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.25%) Staffware
8 3 (0.25%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.25%) SAP MM
8 3 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.25%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.17%) HFM
9 2 (0.17%) BusinessWare
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.17%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.11%) SaaS
2 19 (1.60%) Force.com
3 14 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (0.93%) Amazon S3
6 9 (0.76%) PaaS
6 9 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.76%) GitHub
7 7 (0.59%) IaaS
8 5 (0.42%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.17%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.084%) Office 365
10 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Azure
10 1 (0.084%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 53 (4.47%) SAN
2 48 (4.04%) Internet
3 46 (3.88%) HTTP
4 35 (2.95%) LDAP
5 26 (2.19%) Firewall
6 24 (2.02%) DNS
7 22 (1.85%) SSL
8 18 (1.52%) TCP/IP
9 16 (1.35%) Fibre Channel
10 15 (1.26%) FTP
11 14 (1.18%) Intranet
12 11 (0.93%) HTTPS
13 10 (0.84%) SSH
14 9 (0.76%) VPN
15 8 (0.67%) DHCP
15 8 (0.67%) SNMP
16 7 (0.59%) Network Security
16 7 (0.59%) Radio Access Network
16 7 (0.59%) WAN
16 7 (0.59%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 75 (6.32%) Oracle Database
3 72 (6.07%) MySQL
4 65 (5.48%) Relational Database
5 43 (3.62%) DB2
6 33 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
7 32 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
7 32 (2.70%) NoSQL
8 31 (2.61%) Hadoop
9 30 (2.53%) Big Data
10 29 (2.44%) RDBMS
11 26 (2.19%) DTS
12 24 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
13 23 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
14 22 (1.85%) MongoDB
15 16 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
15 16 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 16 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
16 13 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
17 12 (1.01%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 108 (9.10%) Eclipse
1 108 (9.10%) Subversion
2 104 (8.76%) Maven
3 87 (7.33%) JUnit
4 78 (6.57%) Jenkins
5 66 (5.56%) Selenium
5 66 (5.56%) Git (software)
6 48 (4.04%) JIRA
6 48 (4.04%) Ant
7 36 (3.03%) TestNG
8 35 (2.95%) Mockito
9 29 (2.44%) DbUnit
9 29 (2.44%) Cucumber
10 26 (2.19%) Visual Studio
11 23 (1.94%) SoapUI
11 23 (1.94%) WebDriver
12 19 (1.60%) Talend Open Studio
13 18 (1.52%) LoadRunner
14 17 (1.43%) QuickTest Pro
15 16 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 187 (15.75%) Finance
2 66 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 59 (4.97%) Retail
4 34 (2.86%) Banking
4 34 (2.86%) Marketing
5 25 (2.11%) Electronics
6 22 (1.85%) Games
7 21 (1.77%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.18%) Military
8 14 (1.18%) Automotive
9 13 (1.10%) Back Office
10 9 (0.76%) Billing
10 9 (0.76%) Spanish Language
11 8 (0.67%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.59%) Publishing
13 5 (0.42%) Legal
14 4 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.25%) Front Office
15 3 (0.25%) Advertising
15 3 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 603 (50.80%) Developer
2 331 (27.89%) Java Developer
3 149 (12.55%) Analyst
4 101 (8.51%) Architect
5 69 (5.81%) Senior Developer
6 52 (4.38%) Software Engineer
7 46 (3.88%) Senior Java Developer
8 43 (3.62%) Test Analyst
9 41 (3.45%) Consultant
10 39 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
11 37 (3.12%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 31 (2.61%) Technical Architect
13 29 (2.44%) Web Developer
13 29 (2.44%) Front-End Developer
14 28 (2.36%) Project Manager
15 27 (2.27%) Business Analyst
16 26 (2.19%) Administrator
17 25 (2.11%) Tester
17 25 (2.11%) Test Engineer
18 24 (2.02%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 304 (25.61%) Spring
2 247 (20.81%) Web Services
3 233 (19.63%) HTML
4 214 (18.03%) XML
5 205 (17.27%) .NET
6 195 (16.43%) J2EE
7 187 (15.75%) CSS
8 183 (15.42%) Hibernate
9 107 (9.01%) SOAP
10 93 (7.83%) jQuery
11 77 (6.49%) JSP
12 66 (5.56%) JSON
13 56 (4.72%) HTML5
14 55 (4.63%) REST
14 55 (4.63%) Java EE
15 54 (4.55%) Middleware
16 53 (4.47%) Ajax
17 49 (4.13%) GWT
18 47 (3.96%) RESTful
19 43 (3.62%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 75 (6.32%) Open Source
2 53 (4.47%) Mobile App
3 37 (3.12%) Enterprise Software
4 27 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 20 (1.68%) Management Information System
6 16 (1.35%) Mathematics
7 13 (1.10%) Replication
8 11 (0.93%) Mainframe
9 10 (0.84%) GIS
9 10 (0.84%) Clustering
9 10 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
10 9 (0.76%) Data Integration
11 8 (0.67%) CMDB
11 8 (0.67%) W3C
11 8 (0.67%) DTV
12 7 (0.59%) Visualisation
12 7 (0.59%) iPhone
13 6 (0.51%) Social Media
13 6 (0.51%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.51%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 268 (22.58%) Linux
2 210 (17.69%) UNIX
3 146 (12.30%) Windows
4 39 (3.29%) Android
5 35 (2.95%) Solaris
6 30 (2.53%) Apple iOS
7 29 (2.44%) AIX
8 26 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (1.26%) CentOS
10 15 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (1.10%) Windows XP
12 9 (0.76%) HPUX
13 7 (0.59%) Windows NT
13 7 (0.59%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.42%) NetWare
14 5 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (0.25%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (14.07%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (10.87%) Scrum
3 119 (10.03%) OO
4 116 (9.77%) TDD
5 114 (9.60%) Continuous Integration
6 111 (9.35%) SOA
7 104 (8.76%) MVC
8 99 (8.34%) E-Commerce
9 89 (7.50%) Software Engineering
10 69 (5.81%) CRM
11 60 (5.05%) UML
11 60 (5.05%) Unit Testing
12 57 (4.80%) Web Development
13 55 (4.63%) Migration
14 53 (4.47%) ITIL
15 50 (4.21%) Multithreading
16 42 (3.54%) OOD
17 38 (3.20%) Project Management
18 37 (3.12%) Test Automation
19 36 (3.03%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 366 (30.83%) SQL
2 213 (17.94%) JavaScript
3 152 (12.81%) C#
4 121 (10.19%) C++
5 90 (7.58%) C
6 89 (7.50%) Python
7 84 (7.08%) Perl
8 76 (6.40%) PL/SQL
9 71 (5.98%) VB
10 59 (4.97%) Shell Script
11 58 (4.89%) PHP
12 42 (3.54%) Groovy
13 36 (3.03%) Ruby
14 22 (1.85%) Bash Shell
15 21 (1.77%) VBScript
16 19 (1.60%) VB.NET
16 19 (1.60%) Scala
16 19 (1.60%) Apex Code
17 18 (1.52%) Korn
18 14 (1.18%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 124 (10.45%) Security Cleared
2 85 (7.16%) SC Cleared
3 78 (6.57%) Degree
4 49 (4.13%) ISTQB
5 29 (2.44%) ISEB
6 20 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 19 (1.60%) CCNA
7 19 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (1.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 16 (1.35%) DV Cleared
10 9 (0.76%) Sun Certification
11 8 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.67%) MCSE
12 7 (0.59%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.42%) CCVP
13 5 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (0.42%) MCTS
13 5 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
14 4 (0.34%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.96%) QA
2 12 (1.01%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.51%) HL7
4 4 (0.34%) ISO 8583
5 3 (0.25%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.17%) SLA
6 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.17%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.084%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.084%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.84%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.76%) vCloud
4 6 (0.51%) NFS
5 5 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.42%) VirtualBox
5 5 (0.42%) GPFS
6 4 (0.34%) Shibboleth
7 3 (0.25%) Xen
7 3 (0.25%) Sendmail
8 2 (0.17%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.17%) KVM
8 2 (0.17%) Docker
9 1 (0.084%) XenApp
9 1 (0.084%) vSphere
9 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.084%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.084%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 27 (2.27%) Puppet
2 26 (2.19%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (1.18%) Vagrant
4 8 (0.67%) Tivoli
5 7 (0.59%) nmon
6 6 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (0.42%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.34%) Nagios
8 4 (0.34%) CA Wily
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.17%) SCCM
11 1 (0.084%) Munin
11 1 (0.084%) YUM
11 1 (0.084%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.084%) OpenView
11 1 (0.084%) MOM
11 1 (0.084%) CA SiteMinder
11 1 (0.084%) WebInspect
11 1 (0.084%) WMI
Vendors
1 349 (29.40%) Oracle
2 66 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 61 (5.14%) HP
4 56 (4.72%) IBM
4 56 (4.72%) Google
5 51 (4.30%) JBoss
6 48 (4.04%) SAP
7 42 (3.54%) Salesforce.com
8 37 (3.12%) VMware
9 32 (2.70%) Red Hat
10 22 (1.85%) Cisco
11 21 (1.77%) Sun
11 21 (1.77%) Atomikos
12 20 (1.68%) hybris
12 20 (1.68%) EMC
13 19 (1.60%) Facebook
13 19 (1.60%) Twitter
13 19 (1.60%) Talend
14 16 (1.35%) ESRI
15 15 (1.26%) JD Edwards
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