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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 14 12 20
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing Java 286 273 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.55% 8.63% 6.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.33% 23.84% 19.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 168 94
Average daily rate
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£425 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 7 6
Average hourly rate £42.63 £35.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.78% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.77 £34.94 £34.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.94 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1281 1145 785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 38.30% 36.21% 35.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 722 477
Average daily rate £375 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 51 60
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £15.25 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -1 74 £425 +13.33% 32
Devon +12 62 £450 -17.80% 11
Bristol -11 47 £425 +6.25% 43
Somerset +9 42 £363 +20.83% 12
Wiltshire -8 26 £410 +36.66% 21
Dorset -11 12 £375 -11.76% 12
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 242 (43.29%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (34.70%) Security Cleared
3 161 (28.80%) SQL
4 125 (22.36%) DV Cleared
5 120 (21.47%) HTML
6 114 (20.39%) Web Services
7 106 (18.96%) Linux
7 106 (18.96%) Oracle
8 101 (18.07%) Scrum
9 99 (17.71%) Spring
10 93 (16.64%) JavaScript
10 93 (16.64%) C++
11 81 (14.49%) Software Engineering
12 80 (14.31%) CSS
13 79 (14.13%) Python
14 74 (13.24%) Hibernate
15 73 (13.06%) OO
16 72 (12.88%) UNIX
16 72 (12.88%) Continuous Integration
17 70 (12.52%) SC Cleared
17 70 (12.52%) J2EE
18 66 (11.81%) TDD
18 66 (11.81%) REST
19 64 (11.45%) XML
20 58 (10.38%) Finance
20 58 (10.38%) Maven
21 55 (9.84%) Subversion
21 55 (9.84%) C#
22 53 (9.48%) C
22 53 (9.48%) Jenkins

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (8.77%) Apache
2 46 (8.23%) Tomcat
2 46 (8.23%) JBoss
3 31 (5.55%) WebSphere
4 26 (4.65%) Liferay
5 22 (3.94%) WebLogic
6 14 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
7 12 (2.15%) Drupal
8 10 (1.79%) Mule
9 8 (1.43%) WebSphere Portal
9 8 (1.43%) Node.js
10 6 (1.07%) Mule ESB
10 6 (1.07%) IIS
10 6 (1.07%) SharePoint
11 5 (0.89%) CMS
12 4 (0.72%) ATG Dynamo
12 4 (0.72%) LiveLink
12 4 (0.72%) GlassFish
12 4 (0.72%) WebLogic Portal
13 3 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (0.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 24 (4.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (1.07%) Summit
3 5 (0.89%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.36%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.18%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.01%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.72%) SaaS
4 2 (0.36%) GitHub
4 2 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.18%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.40%) HTTP
2 17 (3.04%) Internet
3 15 (2.68%) HTTPS
4 7 (1.25%) Firewall
4 7 (1.25%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.89%) DNS
6 4 (0.72%) LDAP
6 4 (0.72%) SSL
6 4 (0.72%) SAN
6 4 (0.72%) NAS
7 3 (0.54%) Multicast
7 3 (0.54%) VLAN
7 3 (0.54%) DHCP
8 2 (0.36%) VoIP
8 2 (0.36%) IPsec
8 2 (0.36%) X.509
8 2 (0.36%) Skype
9 1 (0.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (8.23%) MongoDB
2 45 (8.05%) Oracle Database
3 41 (7.33%) MySQL
4 40 (7.16%) SQL Server
5 37 (6.62%) Relational Database
6 26 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
7 23 (4.11%) DB2
8 22 (3.94%) NoSQL
9 20 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (3.22%) Big Data
11 14 (2.50%) RDBMS
11 14 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (1.61%) Hadoop
14 8 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
15 7 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
16 6 (1.07%) Neo4j
16 6 (1.07%) SQLite
17 5 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 58 (10.38%) Maven
2 55 (9.84%) Subversion
3 53 (9.48%) Jenkins
4 51 (9.12%) JUnit
5 42 (7.51%) Git (software)
6 37 (6.62%) Eclipse
7 26 (4.65%) Selenium
8 23 (4.11%) JIRA
9 22 (3.94%) Ant
10 19 (3.40%) ClearCase
10 19 (3.40%) Talend Open Studio
10 19 (3.40%) Apache Ivy
11 17 (3.04%) Oracle APEX
11 17 (3.04%) Cucumber
11 17 (3.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 15 (2.68%) LoadRunner
13 11 (1.97%) Oracle Forms
13 11 (1.97%) JBehave
13 11 (1.97%) WebDriver
14 10 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 58 (10.38%) Finance
2 29 (5.19%) Telecoms
3 28 (5.01%) Manufacturing
4 25 (4.47%) Electronics
5 24 (4.29%) Marketing
6 11 (1.97%) Aerospace
7 8 (1.43%) Military
8 6 (1.07%) Banking
8 6 (1.07%) Retail
9 1 (0.18%) Automotive
9 1 (0.18%) Law
9 1 (0.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 328 (58.68%) Developer
2 211 (37.75%) Java Developer
3 51 (9.12%) Software Engineer
4 34 (6.08%) Analyst
5 28 (5.01%) Designer
6 27 (4.83%) DevOps Engineer
7 26 (4.65%) Senior Developer
8 25 (4.47%) Architect
9 20 (3.58%) Java Software Engineer
10 19 (3.40%) Senior Java Developer
11 18 (3.22%) Test Analyst
12 16 (2.86%) Software Developer
13 15 (2.68%) Oracle Developer
14 14 (2.50%) Solutions Designer
15 13 (2.33%) DBA
15 13 (2.33%) SQL Developer
16 12 (2.15%) Database Developer
16 12 (2.15%) Tester
16 12 (2.15%) JavaScript Developer
17 11 (1.97%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (21.47%) HTML
2 114 (20.39%) Web Services
3 99 (17.71%) Spring
4 80 (14.31%) CSS
5 74 (13.24%) Hibernate
6 70 (12.52%) J2EE
7 66 (11.81%) REST
8 64 (11.45%) XML
9 50 (8.94%) SOAP
10 48 (8.59%) .NET
11 44 (7.87%) Java EE
12 42 (7.51%) JSON
12 42 (7.51%) JSP
13 24 (4.29%) Struts
13 24 (4.29%) Middleware
13 24 (4.29%) jQuery
14 23 (4.11%) JAX-RS
14 23 (4.11%) Apache Camel
15 22 (3.94%) JPA
16 18 (3.22%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.29%) DTV
2 21 (3.76%) Mobile App
3 18 (3.22%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.15%) User Experience
4 12 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (1.79%) Mathematics
6 8 (1.43%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.07%) Replication
8 5 (0.89%) Linked Data
8 5 (0.89%) Mobile Payment
9 4 (0.72%) VHDL
9 4 (0.72%) NHS
10 3 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (0.54%) Statistics
10 3 (0.54%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (0.54%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.36%) Derivative
11 2 (0.36%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (0.36%) GIS
12 1 (0.18%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 106 (18.96%) Linux
2 72 (12.88%) UNIX
3 27 (4.83%) Windows
4 22 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (3.04%) Android
6 13 (2.33%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.07%) Amazon Linux
7 6 (1.07%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.89%) AIX
8 5 (0.89%) Windows Phone 7
8 5 (0.89%) Windows Phone
9 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.36%) CentOS
11 2 (0.36%) Fedora
11 2 (0.36%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.18%) Solaris
12 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (43.29%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (18.07%) Scrum
3 81 (14.49%) Software Engineering
4 73 (13.06%) OO
5 72 (12.88%) Continuous Integration
6 66 (11.81%) TDD
7 52 (9.30%) DevOps
8 51 (9.12%) E-Commerce
8 51 (9.12%) Configuration Management
9 49 (8.77%) UML
10 45 (8.05%) Web Development
11 41 (7.33%) Business Intelligence
11 41 (7.33%) Open Source
12 33 (5.90%) SOA
13 32 (5.72%) SDLC
14 30 (5.37%) BDD
15 29 (5.19%) Programme Management
16 27 (4.83%) Migration
17 26 (4.65%) Unit Testing
18 25 (4.47%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 161 (28.80%) SQL
2 93 (16.64%) C++
2 93 (16.64%) JavaScript
3 79 (14.13%) Python
4 55 (9.84%) C#
5 53 (9.48%) C
6 50 (8.94%) Ruby
7 44 (7.87%) Perl
8 34 (6.08%) PL/SQL
9 33 (5.90%) Bash Shell
9 33 (5.90%) PHP
10 18 (3.22%) Shell Script
10 18 (3.22%) Lua
11 11 (1.97%) XPath
12 9 (1.61%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.25%) XQuery
13 7 (1.25%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.89%) Objective-C
14 5 (0.89%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.72%) Ada
Qualifications
1 194 (34.70%) Security Cleared
2 125 (22.36%) DV Cleared
3 70 (12.52%) SC Cleared
4 19 (3.40%) ISEB
5 16 (2.86%) Degree
6 15 (2.68%) Sun Certification
7 12 (2.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (1.79%) ISTQB
9 7 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.07%) OCPJP
11 2 (0.36%) PMP
11 2 (0.36%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.18%) OCP
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.86%) QA
2 6 (1.07%) ISO 9001
2 6 (1.07%) SLA
2 6 (1.07%) ISO 14001
3 4 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.18%) BS25999
4 1 (0.18%) COBIT
4 1 (0.18%) TickIT
System Software
1 10 (1.79%) VirtualBox
1 10 (1.79%) Docker
2 9 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.54%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.36%) Varnish
4 2 (0.36%) GPFS
4 2 (0.36%) Ceph
5 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.18%) NFS
5 1 (0.18%) Firmware
5 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (8.23%) Puppet
2 40 (7.16%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (5.55%) Ansible
4 14 (2.50%) Vagrant
5 5 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.54%) WSUS
6 3 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.18%) Salt
8 1 (0.18%) CA LISA
8 1 (0.18%) Nagios
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.18%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 106 (18.96%) Oracle
2 42 (7.51%) Red Hat
3 37 (6.62%) IBM
4 25 (4.47%) SAP
5 23 (4.11%) VMware
6 19 (3.40%) Talend
6 19 (3.40%) Microsoft
7 16 (2.86%) Luciad
8 15 (2.68%) Sun
9 10 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.79%) Percona
10 9 (1.61%) OpenText
11 8 (1.43%) ATG
11 8 (1.43%) SaltStack
12 7 (1.25%) Google
12 7 (1.25%) Atlassian
12 7 (1.25%) TIBCO
13 6 (1.07%) ForgeRock
14 4 (0.72%) Cisco
14 4 (0.72%) webMethods
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Salt
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Competitive (market rates)
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Westbury, Wiltshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £40.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Glouceter, Gloucestershire, Stroud, Cheltenham,...
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Rate: £280-300/day
Posted: 18 days ago
South West England
Sanderson
Posted: 27 days ago