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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 27 23 21
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Java 562 547 654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.05% 6.25% 6.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.42% 17.77% 21.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 313 355
Average daily rate
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£375 £394 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £509 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 22 14
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.45 £23.13 £26.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.70 £49.25 £62.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £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
3051 3078 3111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.84% 35.19% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1681 1616 1515
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 145 185
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 £15.25 £17.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -4 157 £375 -0.79% 37
Berkshire -2 116 £375 -1.63% 48
Surrey +5 113 £350 -12.50% 57
Buckinghamshire -3 60 £380 -5.00% 16
Kent +16 26 £463 -6.32% 7
East Sussex +11 26 £275 -24.13% 10
Oxfordshire -16 25 £363 -14.70% 29
Middlesex +4 16 £350 - 3
West Sussex -1 8 £450 +28.57% 16
M4 Corridor +12 5 £400 -
Sussex -2 2 - -
Thames Valley +8 1 £450 -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 354 (29.82%) SQL
2 311 (26.20%) Oracle
3 304 (25.61%) Spring
4 265 (22.33%) Linux
5 249 (20.98%) HTML
6 244 (20.56%) Web Services
7 226 (19.04%) XML
7 226 (19.04%) JavaScript
8 202 (17.02%) .NET
9 196 (16.51%) UNIX
10 183 (15.42%) CSS
11 179 (15.08%) Agile Software Development
12 178 (15.00%) J2EE
13 177 (14.91%) Finance
14 172 (14.49%) Hibernate
15 161 (13.56%) Windows
16 157 (13.23%) C#
17 149 (12.55%) TDD
18 138 (11.63%) Scrum
19 134 (11.29%) Security Cleared
20 130 (10.95%) C++
21 124 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
22 123 (10.36%) SQL Server
23 118 (9.94%) SOAP
24 116 (9.77%) Subversion
25 112 (9.44%) Eclipse
26 111 (9.35%) OO
27 110 (9.27%) MVC
28 104 (8.76%) Maven
29 102 (8.59%) Software Engineering

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 84 (7.08%) Tomcat
2 82 (6.91%) Apache
2 82 (6.91%) WebSphere
3 47 (3.96%) WebLogic
4 37 (3.12%) WebSphere Application Server
5 30 (2.53%) Confluence
6 28 (2.36%) SharePoint
7 26 (2.19%) Documentum
8 25 (2.11%) Apache ServiceMix
9 20 (1.68%) CMS
10 19 (1.60%) IIS
10 19 (1.60%) Liferay
11 12 (1.01%) Node.js
11 12 (1.01%) GlassFish
12 11 (0.93%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 11 (0.93%) Apache Pig
13 10 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
13 10 (0.84%) ArcGIS
14 7 (0.59%) FileNet
14 7 (0.59%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 45 (3.79%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.52%) MS Office
3 11 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.59%) MS Project
4 7 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.34%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.17%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.17%) Mingle
6 2 (0.17%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.084%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.084%) Simulink
7 1 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.084%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.084%) Quicktime
7 1 (0.084%) SPSS
7 1 (0.084%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.084%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 20 (1.68%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.67%) Magento
4 7 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.59%) Oracle CRM
5 6 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.42%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.34%) Staffware
8 3 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.25%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.25%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.25%) SAP MM
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.25%) SAP SD
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.17%) BusinessWare
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.17%) HFM
9 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (2.44%) SaaS
2 22 (1.85%) Force.com
3 21 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (1.35%) Amazon S3
6 9 (0.76%) PaaS
6 9 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.76%) GitHub
7 7 (0.59%) IaaS
8 4 (0.34%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.17%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
10 1 (0.084%) Office 365
10 1 (0.084%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 62 (5.22%) Internet
2 61 (5.14%) SAN
3 47 (3.96%) HTTP
4 33 (2.78%) LDAP
5 27 (2.27%) DNS
5 27 (2.27%) Firewall
6 24 (2.02%) SSL
7 19 (1.60%) TCP/IP
7 19 (1.60%) Fibre Channel
8 15 (1.26%) Intranet
9 11 (0.93%) HTTPS
9 11 (0.93%) DHCP
9 11 (0.93%) Network Security
9 11 (0.93%) NAS
10 10 (0.84%) SSH
10 10 (0.84%) FTP
11 9 (0.76%) LAN
11 9 (0.76%) VPN
12 7 (0.59%) ATM
12 7 (0.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (10.36%) SQL Server
2 77 (6.49%) MySQL
3 75 (6.32%) Oracle Database
4 62 (5.22%) Relational Database
5 40 (3.37%) DB2
6 34 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
7 31 (2.61%) Oracle Database 11g
7 31 (2.61%) Big Data
8 29 (2.44%) NoSQL
8 29 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
9 28 (2.36%) Hadoop
10 27 (2.27%) RDBMS
11 23 (1.94%) MongoDB
12 22 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
13 21 (1.77%) DTS
14 17 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
14 17 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
15 16 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 15 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
17 12 (1.01%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 116 (9.77%) Subversion
2 112 (9.44%) Eclipse
3 104 (8.76%) Maven
4 101 (8.51%) JUnit
5 84 (7.08%) Jenkins
6 83 (6.99%) Selenium
7 62 (5.22%) JIRA
8 58 (4.89%) Git (software)
9 55 (4.63%) Ant
10 38 (3.20%) Cucumber
11 32 (2.70%) Mockito
12 26 (2.19%) WebDriver
13 25 (2.11%) TestNG
13 25 (2.11%) SoapUI
13 25 (2.11%) Visual Studio
14 23 (1.94%) Hudson
15 21 (1.77%) JMeter
16 19 (1.60%) DbUnit
17 18 (1.52%) QuickTest Pro
17 18 (1.52%) LoadRunner
General
1 177 (14.91%) Finance
2 55 (4.63%) Telecoms
3 53 (4.47%) Retail
4 37 (3.12%) Marketing
5 36 (3.03%) Banking
6 27 (2.27%) Electronics
7 26 (2.19%) Games
8 20 (1.68%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.52%) Automotive
10 14 (1.18%) Military
11 11 (0.93%) Publishing
12 8 (0.67%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.67%) Back Office
12 8 (0.67%) Billing
12 8 (0.67%) Spanish Language
13 6 (0.51%) Legal
14 2 (0.17%) Advertising
14 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.17%) Front Office
14 2 (0.17%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 597 (50.29%) Developer
2 325 (27.38%) Java Developer
3 142 (11.96%) Analyst
4 90 (7.58%) Architect
5 64 (5.39%) Senior Developer
6 63 (5.31%) Software Engineer
7 45 (3.79%) Test Analyst
8 40 (3.37%) Senior Java Developer
9 39 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
10 38 (3.20%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 35 (2.95%) Consultant
12 31 (2.61%) Software Developer
13 30 (2.53%) Web Developer
14 29 (2.44%) Front-End Developer
15 28 (2.36%) Project Manager
16 27 (2.27%) Test Engineer
17 24 (2.02%) Tester
17 24 (2.02%) Support Analyst
18 23 (1.94%) Lead Developer
19 22 (1.85%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 304 (25.61%) Spring
2 249 (20.98%) HTML
3 244 (20.56%) Web Services
4 226 (19.04%) XML
5 202 (17.02%) .NET
6 183 (15.42%) CSS
7 178 (15.00%) J2EE
8 172 (14.49%) Hibernate
9 118 (9.94%) SOAP
10 99 (8.34%) JSP
11 88 (7.41%) jQuery
12 78 (6.57%) JSON
13 71 (5.98%) Ajax
14 69 (5.81%) REST
15 53 (4.47%) RESTful
16 52 (4.38%) Spring MVC
17 51 (4.30%) Java EE
18 47 (3.96%) Middleware
19 44 (3.71%) HTML5
20 39 (3.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 75 (6.32%) Open Source
2 56 (4.72%) Mobile App
3 33 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 23 (1.94%) Management Information System
5 20 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (1.35%) Mathematics
7 14 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
8 12 (1.01%) GIS
8 12 (1.01%) DTV
9 11 (0.93%) Replication
9 11 (0.93%) Clustering
10 8 (0.67%) Mainframe
10 8 (0.67%) W3C
10 8 (0.67%) Data Integration
11 7 (0.59%) iPhone
11 7 (0.59%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.59%) Statistics
12 6 (0.51%) Blackberry
12 6 (0.51%) Social Media
13 5 (0.42%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 265 (22.33%) Linux
2 196 (16.51%) UNIX
3 161 (13.56%) Windows
4 42 (3.54%) Android
5 35 (2.95%) Solaris
6 29 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 29 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (2.27%) AIX
8 25 (2.11%) Apple iOS
9 21 (1.77%) CentOS
10 18 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (1.26%) Windows XP
12 12 (1.01%) Windows NT
13 9 (0.76%) HPUX
14 8 (0.67%) Windows 7
15 6 (0.51%) Debian
16 5 (0.42%) NetWare
16 5 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
18 3 (0.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (15.08%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (12.55%) TDD
3 138 (11.63%) Scrum
4 124 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
5 111 (9.35%) OO
6 110 (9.27%) MVC
7 102 (8.59%) Software Engineering
8 100 (8.42%) E-Commerce
9 97 (8.17%) SOA
10 64 (5.39%) CRM
11 59 (4.97%) Unit Testing
12 54 (4.55%) UML
13 53 (4.47%) Migration
14 51 (4.30%) Test Automation
15 48 (4.04%) BDD
16 45 (3.79%) Web Development
17 43 (3.62%) ITIL
18 38 (3.20%) OOD
18 38 (3.20%) Software Testing
19 37 (3.12%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 354 (29.82%) SQL
2 226 (19.04%) JavaScript
3 157 (13.23%) C#
4 130 (10.95%) C++
5 94 (7.92%) Python
6 92 (7.75%) Perl
7 88 (7.41%) C
8 66 (5.56%) VB
9 63 (5.31%) PL/SQL
10 62 (5.22%) PHP
11 59 (4.97%) Shell Script
12 39 (3.29%) Ruby
13 37 (3.12%) Groovy
14 28 (2.36%) Bash Shell
15 27 (2.27%) VBScript
16 22 (1.85%) Apex Code
17 21 (1.77%) Scala
18 19 (1.60%) Korn
19 17 (1.43%) VB.NET
20 14 (1.18%) VB6
Qualifications
1 134 (11.29%) Security Cleared
2 86 (7.25%) SC Cleared
3 81 (6.82%) Degree
4 43 (3.62%) ISTQB
5 26 (2.19%) ISEB
6 25 (2.11%) DV Cleared
7 23 (1.94%) CCNA
7 23 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 17 (1.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 10 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (0.76%) BC Cleared
12 8 (0.67%) MCSE
12 8 (0.67%) Sun Certification
13 7 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.59%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.59%) JNCIA
14 6 (0.51%) MCTS
14 6 (0.51%) CCVP
15 5 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (4.55%) QA
2 10 (0.84%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.34%) ISO 8583
4 3 (0.25%) HL7
5 2 (0.17%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.17%) SLA
6 1 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.084%) TickIT
6 1 (0.084%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (1.10%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.10%) vCloud
3 11 (0.93%) NFS
4 10 (0.84%) VirtualBox
5 5 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.42%) Docker
5 5 (0.42%) GPFS
6 4 (0.34%) Shibboleth
7 3 (0.25%) Xen
8 2 (0.17%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.17%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.17%) KVM
9 1 (0.084%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.084%) vSphere
9 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 38 (3.20%) Puppet
2 24 (2.02%) Vagrant
3 23 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.67%) Tivoli
5 6 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.42%) Nagios
6 5 (0.42%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.34%) CA Wily
8 3 (0.25%) WebInspect
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.25%) nmon
9 2 (0.17%) SCCM
10 1 (0.084%) Munin
10 1 (0.084%) OpenView
10 1 (0.084%) MOM
10 1 (0.084%) CA SiteMinder
10 1 (0.084%) YUM
10 1 (0.084%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 311 (26.20%) Oracle
2 75 (6.32%) Microsoft
3 55 (4.63%) Google
4 54 (4.55%) HP
5 52 (4.38%) JBoss
6 51 (4.30%) Salesforce.com
7 49 (4.13%) VMware
8 48 (4.04%) Red Hat
8 48 (4.04%) IBM
9 42 (3.54%) SAP
10 24 (2.02%) Cisco
10 24 (2.02%) EMC
11 23 (1.94%) Facebook
11 23 (1.94%) Twitter
12 20 (1.68%) hybris
13 19 (1.60%) Sun
14 17 (1.43%) ESRI
15 14 (1.18%) Adobe
15 14 (1.18%) Talend
15 14 (1.18%) Atomikos
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day £competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £250 to £280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £0 to £60 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + Market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Steria
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Bodleian Libraries
Rate: From £30,434 to £37,394 per annum (pro rata)
Posted: 9 days ago