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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 21 25 27
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Java 693 594 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.27% 6.46% 5.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.84% 20.21% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 329 283
Average daily rate
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£400 £370 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -6.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £519 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 22
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.25 £23.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £59.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.37% -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
3326 2939 2890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.89% 31.96% 34.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2109 1613 1470
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 97 153
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.57 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -2.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £14.75 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.74 £50.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -1 165 £380 +1.33% 39
Berkshire +10 143 £408 +16.42% 81
Surrey -1 125 £418 +13.22% 60
Oxfordshire +20 74 £450 +20.00% 44
Buckinghamshire -9 73 £425 +17.24% 22
West Sussex +24 54 £393 -12.77% 21
East Sussex +4 31 £406 +12.06% 7
Middlesex -2 12 £375 +7.14% 2
Kent -15 10 £350 -30.00% 10
Sussex +5 2 £488 -
Thames Valley 0 1 - -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 488 (35.39%) Agile Software Development
2 394 (28.57%) Oracle
3 380 (27.56%) SQL
4 326 (23.64%) HTML
5 309 (22.41%) JavaScript
6 291 (21.10%) Web Services
7 273 (19.80%) XML
8 271 (19.65%) Linux
9 235 (17.04%) Spring
10 227 (16.46%) CSS
11 211 (15.30%) J2EE
12 204 (14.79%) TDD
13 194 (14.07%) Scrum
14 190 (13.78%) UNIX
15 173 (12.55%) Finance
16 166 (12.04%) SOAP
17 165 (11.97%) Security Cleared
18 153 (11.09%) SOA
19 152 (11.02%) Software Engineering
20 147 (10.66%) JUnit
21 139 (10.08%) C#
22 138 (10.01%) Windows
23 135 (9.79%) Selenium
24 131 (9.50%) C++
24 131 (9.50%) Maven
25 130 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
25 130 (9.43%) Hibernate
25 130 (9.43%) Jenkins
26 129 (9.35%) Java EE
27 126 (9.14%) OO

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 124 (8.99%) JBoss
2 122 (8.85%) WebLogic
3 110 (7.98%) WebSphere
4 103 (7.47%) Apache
5 94 (6.82%) Tomcat
6 40 (2.90%) CMS
7 33 (2.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 29 (2.10%) Confluence
9 27 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
10 23 (1.67%) Node.js
11 17 (1.23%) Commerce Server
11 17 (1.23%) IIS
12 15 (1.09%) Oracle Spatial
12 15 (1.09%) Mule
13 14 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 13 (0.94%) Documentum
15 12 (0.87%) Mule ESB
16 11 (0.80%) SAS
17 10 (0.73%) GlassFish
18 8 (0.58%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 40 (2.90%) MS Excel
2 22 (1.60%) MS Office
3 15 (1.09%) RoboHelp
3 15 (1.09%) FrameMaker
4 12 (0.87%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.73%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.44%) GIMP
7 5 (0.36%) MS Project
8 2 (0.15%) Simulink
8 2 (0.15%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.073%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.073%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (1.52%) Oracle BPM
2 20 (1.45%) BusinessWorks
3 8 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.29%) BusinessWare
6 4 (0.29%) Fredhopper
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.22%) SAP MII
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.15%) Retail-J
8 2 (0.15%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.15%) Staffware
8 2 (0.15%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 68 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (1.81%) Amazon SQS
3 22 (1.60%) SaaS
4 14 (1.02%) Amazon S3
5 12 (0.87%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 9 (0.65%) Boomi
7 8 (0.58%) GitHub
8 7 (0.51%) Google Analytics
9 6 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (0.36%) Google Checkout
11 3 (0.22%) IaaS
11 3 (0.22%) PaaS
12 2 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.073%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.073%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.073%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.073%) Office 365
13 1 (0.073%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 54 (3.92%) HTTP
2 48 (3.48%) Internet
3 31 (2.25%) SAN
4 28 (2.03%) TCP/IP
5 16 (1.16%) SSL
5 16 (1.16%) LDAP
5 16 (1.16%) Intranet
6 15 (1.09%) LAN
7 14 (1.02%) Fibre Channel
8 11 (0.80%) WAN
9 10 (0.73%) Firewall
10 9 (0.65%) DAB
11 8 (0.58%) FTP
11 8 (0.58%) iSCSI
12 7 (0.51%) Network Security
12 7 (0.51%) IPsec
13 6 (0.44%) SSH
13 6 (0.44%) NAS
13 6 (0.44%) FCoE
14 5 (0.36%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (9.06%) SQL Server
2 88 (6.38%) MySQL
3 85 (6.16%) Relational Database
4 75 (5.44%) Oracle Database
5 56 (4.06%) PostgreSQL
6 55 (3.99%) DB2
7 53 (3.84%) Hadoop
8 44 (3.19%) Big Data
9 39 (2.83%) RDBMS
10 31 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
11 22 (1.60%) NoSQL
12 20 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
13 18 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
13 18 (1.31%) MongoDB
14 17 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
15 15 (1.09%) OLTP
16 13 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
16 13 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 13 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
17 12 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 147 (10.66%) JUnit
2 135 (9.79%) Selenium
3 131 (9.50%) Maven
4 130 (9.43%) Jenkins
5 117 (8.48%) Git (software)
6 113 (8.19%) Subversion
7 112 (8.12%) Eclipse
8 98 (7.11%) Cucumber
9 66 (4.79%) JIRA
10 55 (3.99%) Ant
11 50 (3.63%) SoapUI
12 42 (3.05%) WebDriver
13 36 (2.61%) Mockito
14 29 (2.10%) Visual Studio
15 25 (1.81%) HP UFT
16 24 (1.74%) TeamCity
17 23 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 22 (1.60%) JMeter
19 18 (1.31%) TestNG
20 17 (1.23%) Gradle
General
1 173 (12.55%) Finance
2 71 (5.15%) Telecoms
3 53 (3.84%) Banking
4 52 (3.77%) Retail
5 22 (1.60%) Marketing
6 21 (1.52%) Publishing
7 18 (1.31%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.09%) Electronics
9 12 (0.87%) Legal
10 11 (0.80%) Automotive
10 11 (0.80%) Games
11 10 (0.73%) Military
12 8 (0.58%) Back Office
13 7 (0.51%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.29%) Billing
15 3 (0.22%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.22%) Front Office
16 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
17 1 (0.073%) Aerospace
17 1 (0.073%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 647 (46.92%) Developer
2 356 (25.82%) Java Developer
3 163 (11.82%) Analyst
4 134 (9.72%) Architect
5 93 (6.74%) Software Engineer
6 74 (5.37%) Test Analyst
7 61 (4.42%) Solutions Architect
8 52 (3.77%) Senior Developer
9 41 (2.97%) Tester
10 37 (2.68%) Senior Java Developer
11 34 (2.47%) Consultant
12 31 (2.25%) Administrator
12 31 (2.25%) Test Engineer
13 26 (1.89%) Data Analyst
13 26 (1.89%) Android Developer
14 25 (1.81%) ServiceNow Developer
14 25 (1.81%) AWS Developer
14 25 (1.81%) JavaScript Developer
15 24 (1.74%) Designer
15 24 (1.74%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 326 (23.64%) HTML
2 291 (21.10%) Web Services
3 273 (19.80%) XML
4 235 (17.04%) Spring
5 227 (16.46%) CSS
6 211 (15.30%) J2EE
7 166 (12.04%) SOAP
8 130 (9.43%) Hibernate
9 129 (9.35%) Java EE
10 122 (8.85%) jQuery
11 116 (8.41%) .NET
12 102 (7.40%) REST
13 96 (6.96%) AngularJS
14 87 (6.31%) JSON
15 84 (6.09%) HTML5
16 83 (6.02%) RESTful
17 75 (5.44%) Ajax
17 75 (5.44%) JMS
18 71 (5.15%) JSP
19 66 (4.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 84 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (4.57%) Computer Science
3 43 (3.12%) Mobile App
4 38 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
5 33 (2.39%) CMDB
6 28 (2.03%) GIS
7 25 (1.81%) User Experience
8 22 (1.60%) Management Information System
9 21 (1.52%) Clustering
10 20 (1.45%) PKI
11 16 (1.16%) Algorithms
12 14 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
13 10 (0.73%) Data Integration
14 9 (0.65%) Visualisation
15 8 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
16 7 (0.51%) Online Banking
16 7 (0.51%) Device Driver
17 6 (0.44%) Client/Server
17 6 (0.44%) W3C
17 6 (0.44%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 271 (19.65%) Linux
2 190 (13.78%) UNIX
3 138 (10.01%) Windows
4 81 (5.87%) Android
5 41 (2.97%) Apple iOS
6 35 (2.54%) AIX
7 33 (2.39%) Solaris
8 18 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.65%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.51%) HPUX
10 7 (0.51%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.44%) CentOS
12 5 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.36%) Windows NT
12 5 (0.36%) NetWare
13 4 (0.29%) VMS
13 4 (0.29%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (35.39%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (14.79%) TDD
3 194 (14.07%) Scrum
4 153 (11.09%) SOA
5 152 (11.02%) Software Engineering
6 130 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
7 126 (9.14%) OO
8 119 (8.63%) BDD
9 110 (7.98%) E-Commerce
10 93 (6.74%) MVC
11 88 (6.38%) UML
12 77 (5.58%) Unit Testing
13 75 (5.44%) Data Modelling
14 72 (5.22%) ITIL
14 72 (5.22%) SDLC
15 66 (4.79%) Automated Testing
16 65 (4.71%) Test Automation
16 65 (4.71%) Open Source
17 56 (4.06%) User Acceptance Testing
17 56 (4.06%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 380 (27.56%) SQL
2 309 (22.41%) JavaScript
3 139 (10.08%) C#
4 131 (9.50%) C++
5 116 (8.41%) Python
6 88 (6.38%) PL/SQL
7 87 (6.31%) Perl
8 83 (6.02%) C
9 59 (4.28%) PHP
10 58 (4.21%) Ruby
11 39 (2.83%) Shell Script
12 26 (1.89%) Bash Shell
13 25 (1.81%) PowerShell
14 23 (1.67%) VB
15 22 (1.60%) Scala
16 19 (1.38%) VBScript
17 18 (1.31%) Korn
18 17 (1.23%) Objective-C
18 17 (1.23%) Groovy
19 16 (1.16%) XPath
Qualifications
1 165 (11.97%) Security Cleared
2 125 (9.06%) SC Cleared
3 78 (5.66%) Degree
4 41 (2.97%) ISEB
5 30 (2.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 27 (1.96%) ISTQB
7 14 (1.02%) DV Cleared
8 9 (0.65%) Sun Certification
9 5 (0.36%) HND
10 4 (0.29%) OCPJWCD
10 4 (0.29%) OCPJP
10 4 (0.29%) OCMJD
11 3 (0.22%) SAP Certification
12 2 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.15%) HNC
12 2 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.15%) CCNP
12 2 (0.15%) CCNA
12 2 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.15%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.06%) QA
2 8 (0.58%) SLA
3 4 (0.29%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.29%) IEC 61508
3 4 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.22%) TickIT
5 2 (0.15%) ISO 8583
5 2 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.073%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.073%) COBIT
System Software
1 27 (1.96%) Active Directory
2 23 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.23%) Docker
4 5 (0.36%) Shibboleth
4 5 (0.36%) VirtualBox
4 5 (0.36%) GPFS
5 4 (0.29%) Firmware
6 3 (0.22%) Snort
6 3 (0.22%) vCloud
6 3 (0.22%) vSphere
7 2 (0.15%) XenServer
7 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.15%) NFS
7 2 (0.15%) Samba
8 1 (0.073%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.073%) Postfix
8 1 (0.073%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.073%) HDFS
8 1 (0.073%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.073%) iptables
Systems Management
1 48 (3.48%) Puppet
2 25 (1.81%) HP Quality Center
3 23 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (1.38%) Vagrant
5 15 (1.09%) Ansible
6 13 (0.94%) Oracle Identity Management
7 10 (0.73%) Tivoli
8 8 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (0.36%) XenMobile
10 4 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.29%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (0.22%) Control-M
11 3 (0.22%) CloudHub
12 2 (0.15%) Mesos
12 2 (0.15%) SELinux
12 2 (0.15%) OpenAM
12 2 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
12 2 (0.15%) Cisco UCCX
12 2 (0.15%) TIBCO Hawk
12 2 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 394 (28.57%) Oracle
2 74 (5.37%) IBM
3 64 (4.64%) HP
4 60 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 41 (2.97%) webMethods
6 38 (2.76%) CA
7 37 (2.68%) VMware
8 29 (2.10%) BMC
8 29 (2.10%) Adobe
9 28 (2.03%) ServiceNow
10 26 (1.89%) TIBCO
11 25 (1.81%) SAP
11 25 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
12 23 (1.67%) Red Hat
13 21 (1.52%) Google
14 15 (1.09%) Informatica
14 15 (1.09%) Cisco
15 14 (1.02%) Sybase
16 13 (0.94%) Talend
17 12 (0.87%) Dell
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