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 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 10 23 20
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -3
Contract jobs citing Java 307 193 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.89% 6.83% 8.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.63% 19.11% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 119 123
Average daily rate
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£400 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £279 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £373 £360
% change year-on-year
+7.16% +3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -11.76%
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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1153 1010 999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.15% 35.73% 40.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 740 591 575
Average daily rate £380 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 42 78
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.34 £14.05 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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 5 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 5 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 5 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 +23 94 £405 +24.61% 26
Bristol +14 88 £425 +21.42% 60
Devon +15 37 £399 +27.60% 10
Wiltshire -8 34 £375 +11.11% 11
Somerset +14 28 £350 - 17
Dorset -3 11 £331 -31.70% 21
Avon -1 1 - -
Cornwall - 1 £300 - 1
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 255 (42.01%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (31.14%) Security Cleared
3 186 (30.64%) SQL
4 185 (30.48%) JavaScript
5 150 (24.71%) Web Services
5 150 (24.71%) Spring
6 133 (21.91%) HTML
7 111 (18.29%) Hibernate
8 110 (18.12%) Linux
9 107 (17.63%) Scrum
10 105 (17.30%) Oracle
11 94 (15.49%) TDD
12 93 (15.32%) J2EE
12 93 (15.32%) CSS
13 89 (14.66%) SC Cleared
14 87 (14.33%) DV Cleared
15 86 (14.17%) Git (software)
16 79 (13.01%) Software Engineering
17 78 (12.85%) PHP
18 76 (12.52%) .NET
19 75 (12.36%) OO
19 75 (12.36%) Python
20 74 (12.19%) XML
21 71 (11.70%) Ruby
21 71 (11.70%) Continuous Integration
22 69 (11.37%) Maven
23 66 (10.87%) MVC
24 65 (10.71%) UNIX
24 65 (10.71%) C++
24 65 (10.71%) BDD

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 49 (8.07%) Apache
2 34 (5.60%) JBoss
3 30 (4.94%) Tomcat
4 26 (4.28%) Mule
5 23 (3.79%) WebSphere
6 13 (2.14%) WebLogic
7 11 (1.81%) GlassFish
8 10 (1.65%) CMS
9 9 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (1.48%) Oracle Service Bus
9 9 (1.48%) WebSphere Application Server
10 8 (1.32%) IIS
10 8 (1.32%) Liferay
11 5 (0.82%) MediaWiki
11 5 (0.82%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.82%) nginx
11 5 (0.82%) Confluence
11 5 (0.82%) ArcGIS
12 4 (0.66%) Drupal
12 4 (0.66%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (1.98%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.15%) MS Project
3 1 (0.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 25 (4.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 16 (2.64%) Summit
3 6 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.82%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.33%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.33%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.33%) SAP ECC
7 1 (0.16%) Cordys
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.16%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (1.32%) SaaS
2 8 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.82%) GitHub
5 4 (0.66%) PaaS
5 4 (0.66%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.16%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.28%) HTTP
2 16 (2.64%) Firewall
3 14 (2.31%) IPsec
3 14 (2.31%) Internet
4 12 (1.98%) DNS
5 10 (1.65%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.65%) VPN
6 8 (1.32%) DHCP
7 7 (1.15%) WAN
7 7 (1.15%) LAN
7 7 (1.15%) SAN
8 6 (0.99%) Network Security
8 6 (0.99%) LDAP
8 6 (0.99%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.82%) OSPF
9 5 (0.82%) BGP
9 5 (0.82%) IPv6
9 5 (0.82%) EIGRP
10 4 (0.66%) SSH
10 4 (0.66%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (9.88%) MySQL
2 50 (8.24%) Relational Database
3 38 (6.26%) SQL Server
4 37 (6.10%) Oracle Database
5 33 (5.44%) MongoDB
6 31 (5.11%) PostgreSQL
7 20 (3.29%) Oracle Database 11g
8 18 (2.97%) RDBMS
9 17 (2.80%) NoSQL
10 12 (1.98%) MS Access
11 11 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
12 9 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
13 8 (1.32%) DB2
14 7 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (0.99%) Hadoop
15 6 (0.99%) Big Data
16 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 86 (14.17%) Git (software)
2 69 (11.37%) Maven
3 62 (10.21%) Subversion
4 47 (7.74%) JIRA
4 47 (7.74%) JUnit
5 46 (7.58%) Jenkins
6 34 (5.60%) Selenium
7 32 (5.27%) Ant
7 32 (5.27%) Eclipse
8 31 (5.11%) Visual Studio
9 28 (4.61%) Cucumber
10 27 (4.45%) ClearCase
11 22 (3.62%) Apache Ivy
12 18 (2.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 16 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (2.47%) PHPUnit
15 13 (2.14%) Hudson
15 13 (2.14%) SoapUI
16 12 (1.98%) QuickTest Pro
16 12 (1.98%) Rational DOORS
General
1 64 (10.54%) Finance
2 36 (5.93%) Telecoms
3 33 (5.44%) Manufacturing
4 28 (4.61%) Electronics
5 27 (4.45%) Marketing
6 20 (3.29%) Retail
7 6 (0.99%) Banking
7 6 (0.99%) Military
8 3 (0.49%) Back Office
9 2 (0.33%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.16%) Billing
10 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 372 (61.29%) Developer
2 206 (33.94%) Java Developer
3 63 (10.38%) Architect
4 42 (6.92%) Senior Developer
5 41 (6.75%) Analyst
6 38 (6.26%) Software Engineer
7 27 (4.45%) Technical Architect
8 23 (3.79%) Senior Java Developer
9 19 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
9 19 (3.13%) PHP Developer
10 18 (2.97%) Tester
10 18 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
11 16 (2.64%) Programmer
12 15 (2.47%) Consultant
13 14 (2.31%) .NET Developer
13 14 (2.31%) Software Developer
13 14 (2.31%) Automation Tester
14 13 (2.14%) Ruby Developer
14 13 (2.14%) SQL Developer
14 13 (2.14%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (24.71%) Web Services
1 150 (24.71%) Spring
2 133 (21.91%) HTML
3 111 (18.29%) Hibernate
4 93 (15.32%) J2EE
4 93 (15.32%) CSS
5 76 (12.52%) .NET
6 74 (12.19%) XML
7 55 (9.06%) jQuery
8 50 (8.24%) HTML5
8 50 (8.24%) RESTful
9 49 (8.07%) Spring MVC
10 47 (7.74%) SOAP
10 47 (7.74%) REST
11 42 (6.92%) Apache Camel
12 39 (6.43%) JPA
13 38 (6.26%) Java EE
14 37 (6.10%) JSON
15 27 (4.45%) CSS3
15 27 (4.45%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (7.58%) Open Source
2 27 (4.45%) DTV
3 26 (4.28%) Computer Science
4 19 (3.13%) Visualisation
5 13 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (1.98%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.81%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.65%) Linked Data
9 9 (1.48%) User Experience
10 8 (1.32%) Mathematics
11 7 (1.15%) Physics
12 6 (0.99%) RIA
13 5 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.82%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.82%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.82%) Smartcard
13 5 (0.82%) Clustering
13 5 (0.82%) Wiki
14 4 (0.66%) Reference Data
14 4 (0.66%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 110 (18.12%) Linux
2 65 (10.71%) UNIX
3 38 (6.26%) Windows
4 26 (4.28%) CentOS
4 26 (4.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (1.81%) Android
6 9 (1.48%) zOS
7 6 (0.99%) Fedora
7 6 (0.99%) Debian
7 6 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.82%) Amazon Linux
8 5 (0.82%) Windows 8
8 5 (0.82%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.82%) AIX
8 5 (0.82%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (0.66%) Solaris
9 4 (0.66%) VMS
9 4 (0.66%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (42.01%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (17.63%) Scrum
3 94 (15.49%) TDD
4 79 (13.01%) Software Engineering
5 75 (12.36%) OO
6 71 (11.70%) Continuous Integration
7 66 (10.87%) MVC
8 65 (10.71%) BDD
9 57 (9.39%) E-Commerce
10 44 (7.25%) Configuration Management
11 36 (5.93%) Business Intelligence
12 33 (5.44%) Automated Testing
13 31 (5.11%) SOA
13 31 (5.11%) Release Management
14 28 (4.61%) UML
15 27 (4.45%) DevOps
16 26 (4.28%) Software Testing
16 26 (4.28%) Test Scripting
16 26 (4.28%) Mentoring
17 25 (4.12%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 186 (30.64%) SQL
2 185 (30.48%) JavaScript
3 78 (12.85%) PHP
4 75 (12.36%) Python
5 71 (11.70%) Ruby
6 65 (10.71%) C++
7 59 (9.72%) C#
8 58 (9.56%) Bash Shell
9 56 (9.23%) Perl
10 39 (6.43%) C
11 31 (5.11%) PL/SQL
12 20 (3.29%) Scala
13 17 (2.80%) Lua
14 16 (2.64%) VB.NET
15 12 (1.98%) VB
16 11 (1.81%) Groovy
17 9 (1.48%) VBA
18 7 (1.15%) T-SQL
19 6 (0.99%) PHP5
19 6 (0.99%) VB6
Qualifications
1 189 (31.14%) Security Cleared
2 89 (14.66%) SC Cleared
3 87 (14.33%) DV Cleared
4 36 (5.93%) Degree
5 25 (4.12%) ISEB
6 15 (2.47%) ISTQB
7 14 (2.31%) Sun Certification
8 10 (1.65%) VCP4
9 9 (1.48%) OCPJP
10 6 (0.99%) HND
10 6 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.33%) CCNA
12 2 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.16%) PhD
13 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.16%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.29%) QA
2 16 (2.64%) ISO 9001
2 16 (2.64%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.33%) COBIT
4 1 (0.16%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (2.14%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.32%) vSphere
4 5 (0.82%) Postfix
4 5 (0.82%) XenApp
4 5 (0.82%) XenServer
4 5 (0.82%) Samba
5 4 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.66%) NFS
5 4 (0.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.33%) Shibboleth
6 2 (0.33%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 34 (5.60%) Puppet
2 26 (4.28%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (1.81%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (1.65%) Salt
5 9 (1.48%) Ansible
6 8 (1.32%) ZABBIX
7 6 (0.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.66%) SELinux
9 3 (0.49%) logstash
9 3 (0.49%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.49%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (0.49%) yum
10 1 (0.16%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.16%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.16%) AppManager
10 1 (0.16%) Nagios
10 1 (0.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 105 (17.30%) Oracle
2 50 (8.24%) Microsoft
3 34 (5.60%) SAP
4 26 (4.28%) VMware
5 25 (4.12%) Red Hat
6 20 (3.29%) Sun
7 19 (3.13%) Google
8 16 (2.64%) IBM
9 13 (2.14%) hybris
9 13 (2.14%) ATG
9 13 (2.14%) Zend
10 10 (1.65%) HP
10 10 (1.65%) Citrix
11 7 (1.15%) Sencha
12 6 (0.99%) TIBCO
13 5 (0.82%) Wyse
14 4 (0.66%) Business Objects
14 4 (0.66%) Sybase
14 4 (0.66%) Sitecore
14 4 (0.66%) ForgeRock
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 1 hour ago
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £270 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £400 to £450 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Gold Group
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Somerset
UKHO
Posted: 7 days ago
South West England
Mason Frank
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Dorset
Mason Frank
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Creation Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 27 days ago