The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 11 19 18
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing Java 298 229 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.57% 7.93% 8.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.47% 21.69% 21.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 146 119
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£400 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £293 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £486 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 4
Average hourly rate £32.50 £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.13 £41.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-8.68% +22.79%
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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1170 1056 961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.57% 36.55% 39.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 643 551
Average daily rate £375 £335 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 45 65
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £13.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Java
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java across the South West region.

Java Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java across the South West region.

Java Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Java
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Java Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Java
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Gloucestershire +16 107 £413 -2.94% 18
Bristol +11 73 £425 +17.24% 53
Devon +19 35 £386 +94.33% 8
Wiltshire -12 34 £375 - 14
Somerset +10 25 £300 -21.31% 7
Dorset -2 12 £331 -31.70% 17
Avon -1 1 - -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 248 (40.92%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (30.36%) Security Cleared
3 174 (28.71%) JavaScript
4 169 (27.89%) SQL
5 148 (24.42%) Web Services
6 136 (22.44%) Spring
7 128 (21.12%) HTML
8 114 (18.81%) Oracle
9 106 (17.49%) Scrum
10 100 (16.50%) Hibernate
11 97 (16.01%) Linux
12 93 (15.35%) TDD
13 92 (15.18%) J2EE
14 89 (14.69%) DV Cleared
15 85 (14.03%) SC Cleared
16 84 (13.86%) CSS
16 84 (13.86%) Git (software)
17 80 (13.20%) .NET
17 80 (13.20%) Ruby
18 79 (13.04%) Software Engineering
18 79 (13.04%) XML
19 76 (12.54%) Python
20 72 (11.88%) PHP
21 70 (11.55%) OO
21 70 (11.55%) Finance
21 70 (11.55%) Subversion
22 69 (11.39%) Maven
23 67 (11.06%) C++
24 65 (10.73%) Continuous Integration
25 62 (10.23%) UNIX

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 39 (6.44%) Apache
2 33 (5.45%) JBoss
3 26 (4.29%) Mule
4 25 (4.13%) Tomcat
5 24 (3.96%) WebSphere
6 14 (2.31%) WebLogic
7 12 (1.98%) IIS
8 11 (1.82%) GlassFish
8 11 (1.82%) Liferay
9 10 (1.65%) WebSphere Application Server
10 9 (1.49%) CMS
10 9 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (1.32%) Oracle Service Bus
12 7 (1.16%) MS Exchange
12 7 (1.16%) Drupal
13 6 (0.99%) Node.js
14 5 (0.83%) MediaWiki
14 5 (0.83%) nginx
14 5 (0.83%) ArcGIS
14 5 (0.83%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 15 (2.48%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.16%) MS Project
3 1 (0.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 24 (3.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 16 (2.64%) Summit
3 6 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.83%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.33%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.33%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.33%) SAP ECC
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.17%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.32%) SaaS
2 8 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.66%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.66%) GitHub
6 3 (0.50%) PaaS
7 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.17%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.13%) HTTP
2 18 (2.97%) Firewall
3 14 (2.31%) IPsec
4 13 (2.15%) Internet
5 12 (1.98%) TCP/IP
6 11 (1.82%) DNS
7 10 (1.65%) VPN
7 10 (1.65%) DHCP
8 7 (1.16%) LAN
8 7 (1.16%) WAN
8 7 (1.16%) SAN
8 7 (1.16%) Network Security
9 6 (0.99%) NAS
10 5 (0.83%) EIGRP
10 5 (0.83%) IPv6
10 5 (0.83%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.83%) OSPF
10 5 (0.83%) BGP
10 5 (0.83%) LDAP
11 4 (0.66%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (8.91%) MySQL
2 46 (7.59%) SQL Server
3 45 (7.43%) Oracle Database
4 41 (6.77%) Relational Database
5 35 (5.78%) MongoDB
6 29 (4.79%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (3.14%) NoSQL
8 18 (2.97%) Oracle Database 11g
9 14 (2.31%) RDBMS
10 13 (2.15%) MS Access
11 12 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
12 10 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (1.32%) DB2
14 8 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (1.32%) Big Data
14 8 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
16 6 (0.99%) Hadoop
17 5 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 84 (13.86%) Git (software)
2 70 (11.55%) Subversion
3 69 (11.39%) Maven
4 50 (8.25%) JUnit
5 45 (7.43%) JIRA
6 36 (5.94%) Jenkins
7 35 (5.78%) Visual Studio
8 32 (5.28%) Eclipse
9 26 (4.29%) ClearCase
10 25 (4.13%) Ant
11 24 (3.96%) Selenium
12 19 (3.14%) Apache Ivy
12 19 (3.14%) Cucumber
13 17 (2.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 15 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (2.31%) SoapUI
16 13 (2.15%) Rational DOORS
17 12 (1.98%) Hudson
17 12 (1.98%) PHPUnit
18 11 (1.82%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 70 (11.55%) Finance
2 37 (6.11%) Telecoms
3 30 (4.95%) Manufacturing
4 26 (4.29%) Electronics
4 26 (4.29%) Marketing
5 19 (3.14%) Retail
6 7 (1.16%) Banking
7 6 (0.99%) Military
8 3 (0.50%) Back Office
9 2 (0.33%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.17%) Billing
10 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 364 (60.07%) Developer
2 203 (33.50%) Java Developer
3 57 (9.41%) Architect
4 47 (7.76%) Analyst
5 42 (6.93%) Software Engineer
5 42 (6.93%) Senior Developer
6 27 (4.46%) Technical Architect
7 23 (3.80%) Senior Java Developer
8 22 (3.63%) DevOps Engineer
9 19 (3.14%) PHP Developer
10 17 (2.81%) Programmer
11 16 (2.64%) AWS Developer
12 15 (2.48%) Solutions Architect
12 15 (2.48%) Consultant
12 15 (2.48%) SQL Developer
12 15 (2.48%) .NET Developer
13 14 (2.31%) Software Developer
13 14 (2.31%) Ruby Developer
14 13 (2.15%) Oracle Developer
14 13 (2.15%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (24.42%) Web Services
2 136 (22.44%) Spring
3 128 (21.12%) HTML
4 100 (16.50%) Hibernate
5 92 (15.18%) J2EE
6 84 (13.86%) CSS
7 80 (13.20%) .NET
8 79 (13.04%) XML
9 55 (9.08%) jQuery
10 52 (8.58%) REST
11 47 (7.76%) SOAP
12 43 (7.10%) HTML5
12 43 (7.10%) JPA
12 43 (7.10%) RESTful
13 40 (6.60%) Apache Camel
14 39 (6.44%) Spring MVC
15 38 (6.27%) JSON
16 31 (5.12%) Java EE
16 31 (5.12%) ASP.NET
17 23 (3.80%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.26%) Open Source
2 26 (4.29%) DTV
3 23 (3.80%) Computer Science
4 19 (3.14%) Visualisation
5 15 (2.48%) Mobile App
6 13 (2.15%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (1.65%) Linked Data
9 8 (1.32%) Mathematics
9 8 (1.32%) User Experience
10 7 (1.16%) Physics
11 6 (0.99%) Smartcard
11 6 (0.99%) RIA
12 5 (0.83%) Wiki
12 5 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.83%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.66%) Biometrics
13 4 (0.66%) iPad
13 4 (0.66%) Reference Data
14 3 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 97 (16.01%) Linux
2 62 (10.23%) UNIX
3 43 (7.10%) Windows
4 27 (4.46%) CentOS
5 25 (4.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (1.98%) Android
7 9 (1.49%) zOS
7 9 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.16%) Fedora
8 7 (1.16%) AIX
9 6 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.99%) Windows 8
9 6 (0.99%) Amazon Linux
10 5 (0.83%) Debian
10 5 (0.83%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.83%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (0.66%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.50%) Solaris
13 2 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (40.92%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (17.49%) Scrum
3 93 (15.35%) TDD
4 79 (13.04%) Software Engineering
5 70 (11.55%) OO
6 65 (10.73%) Continuous Integration
7 61 (10.07%) E-Commerce
8 60 (9.90%) BDD
9 55 (9.08%) MVC
10 49 (8.09%) Configuration Management
11 35 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
12 31 (5.12%) DevOps
13 29 (4.79%) UML
14 28 (4.62%) OOD
14 28 (4.62%) SOA
14 28 (4.62%) Automated Testing
15 27 (4.46%) Release Management
16 26 (4.29%) Waterfall
17 25 (4.13%) Mentoring
17 25 (4.13%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 174 (28.71%) JavaScript
2 169 (27.89%) SQL
3 80 (13.20%) Ruby
4 76 (12.54%) Python
5 72 (11.88%) PHP
6 67 (11.06%) C++
7 61 (10.07%) C#
8 59 (9.74%) Bash Shell
9 53 (8.75%) Perl
10 40 (6.60%) C
11 36 (5.94%) PL/SQL
12 18 (2.97%) VB.NET
13 17 (2.81%) Scala
13 17 (2.81%) Lua
14 11 (1.82%) Groovy
14 11 (1.82%) VB
15 10 (1.65%) T-SQL
15 10 (1.65%) VBA
16 6 (0.99%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.99%) VB6
Qualifications
1 184 (30.36%) Security Cleared
2 89 (14.69%) DV Cleared
3 85 (14.03%) SC Cleared
4 32 (5.28%) Degree
5 20 (3.30%) ISEB
6 12 (1.98%) Sun Certification
6 12 (1.98%) ISTQB
7 10 (1.65%) OCPJP
8 5 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.66%) HND
10 3 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.17%) PhD
11 1 (0.17%) CCNP
11 1 (0.17%) CCNA
11 1 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.97%) QA
2 16 (2.64%) ISO 9001
2 16 (2.64%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.33%) COBIT
3 2 (0.33%) SLA
4 1 (0.17%) TickIT
4 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (2.15%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.32%) vSphere
4 6 (0.99%) iptables
5 5 (0.83%) Samba
5 5 (0.83%) Postfix
5 5 (0.83%) XenApp
5 5 (0.83%) XenServer
6 3 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.33%) NFS
7 2 (0.33%) Shibboleth
7 2 (0.33%) Varnish
8 1 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.17%) Xen
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 34 (5.61%) Puppet
2 29 (4.79%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (1.82%) Ansible
4 10 (1.65%) Salt
5 8 (1.32%) ZABBIX
6 6 (0.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.66%) SELinux
9 3 (0.50%) logstash
9 3 (0.50%) yum
9 3 (0.50%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (0.50%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.50%) WSUS
10 2 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.17%) SCCM
11 1 (0.17%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.17%) Nagios
11 1 (0.17%) AppManager
11 1 (0.17%) Linux-HA
11 1 (0.17%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 114 (18.81%) Oracle
2 54 (8.91%) Microsoft
3 32 (5.28%) SAP
4 30 (4.95%) VMware
5 28 (4.62%) Red Hat
6 19 (3.14%) Google
7 17 (2.81%) Sun
8 16 (2.64%) IBM
9 13 (2.15%) ATG
9 13 (2.15%) hybris
10 12 (1.98%) Zend
11 10 (1.65%) Citrix
12 7 (1.16%) Sencha
12 7 (1.16%) TIBCO
13 6 (0.99%) HP
13 6 (0.99%) Cisco
13 6 (0.99%) ForgeRock
14 5 (0.83%) Wyse
15 4 (0.66%) Sybase
15 4 (0.66%) Business Objects
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