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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 11 19 21
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Contract jobs citing Java 295 157 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.01% 7.01% 6.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.06% 19.77% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 103 99
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £291 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £474 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 10
Average hourly rate £47.50 £34.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.68% -11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.84 £31.84 £26.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.60 £50.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
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
1177 794 1081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 35.94% 35.46% 38.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 738 519 571
Average daily rate £375 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £238 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 65 85
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.90 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.71% -10.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £19.72 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 25 November 2014.

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 25 November 2014.

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 25 November 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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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
Bristol +5 100 £425 +21.42% 55
Gloucestershire +11 66 £450 +45.16% 20
Devon +8 41 £525 +40.00% 12
Somerset +10 31 £375 +15.38% 11
Wiltshire -6 23 £400 +33.33% 19
Dorset -10 12 £450 -5.26% 10
Cornwall - - - -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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.

1 218 (38.52%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (29.86%) SQL
3 153 (27.03%) Security Cleared
4 150 (26.50%) Spring
5 145 (25.62%) JavaScript
6 114 (20.14%) Linux
7 111 (19.61%) Web Services
8 106 (18.73%) Hibernate
9 103 (18.20%) Oracle
10 99 (17.49%) HTML
11 95 (16.78%) J2EE
12 92 (16.25%) Scrum
13 86 (15.19%) Software Engineering
14 83 (14.66%) CSS
15 81 (14.31%) XML
16 80 (14.13%) OO
17 77 (13.60%) PHP
18 76 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
19 71 (12.54%) SC Cleared
19 71 (12.54%) UNIX
20 69 (12.19%) DV Cleared
21 66 (11.66%) C++
22 62 (10.95%) Perl
22 62 (10.95%) Bash Shell
23 56 (9.89%) Finance
24 54 (9.54%) jQuery
24 54 (9.54%) TDD
25 53 (9.36%) Relational Database
26 52 (9.19%) Python
27 49 (8.66%) Apache

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 (8.66%) Apache
2 45 (7.95%) Tomcat
3 29 (5.12%) JBoss
4 18 (3.18%) WebSphere
5 15 (2.65%) WebSphere Application Server
6 14 (2.47%) WebLogic
7 12 (2.12%) Oracle Service Bus
7 12 (2.12%) CMS
8 10 (1.77%) GlassFish
9 8 (1.41%) nginx
10 7 (1.24%) MediaWiki
10 7 (1.24%) Confluence
11 5 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.88%) SharePoint
11 5 (0.88%) ColdFusion
11 5 (0.88%) Railo
12 4 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.71%) ArcGIS
12 4 (0.71%) Mule
13 3 (0.53%) Alfresco
Applications
1 4 (0.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.35%) MS Project
2 2 (0.35%) MS Office
3 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.18%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 22 (3.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (2.65%) Summit
3 10 (1.77%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.71%) Shopify
4 4 (0.71%) Magento
5 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.35%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.35%) SAP ECC
6 2 (0.35%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.18%) Cordys
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.18%) Tridion
7 1 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.18%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
1 13 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.59%) SaaS
3 8 (1.41%) GitHub
4 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.88%) PaaS
5 3 (0.53%) IaaS
5 3 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.18%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.18%) Firewall
2 16 (2.83%) VPN
3 12 (2.12%) LDAP
3 12 (2.12%) Internet
4 11 (1.94%) HTTP
5 10 (1.77%) TCP/IP
6 8 (1.41%) SAN
6 8 (1.41%) DNS
7 7 (1.24%) Network Security
7 7 (1.24%) EIGRP
7 7 (1.24%) OSPF
7 7 (1.24%) BGP
7 7 (1.24%) IPsec
7 7 (1.24%) LAN
7 7 (1.24%) WAN
7 7 (1.24%) IPv6
8 5 (0.88%) SSH
8 5 (0.88%) HTTPS
8 5 (0.88%) PuTTY
9 4 (0.71%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (9.36%) Relational Database
2 46 (8.13%) MySQL
3 44 (7.77%) Oracle Database
4 34 (6.01%) RDBMS
5 27 (4.77%) Oracle Database 11g
6 16 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (2.47%) MongoDB
8 13 (2.30%) Hadoop
8 13 (2.30%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (2.12%) DB2
9 12 (2.12%) SQL Server
10 11 (1.94%) Big Data
11 8 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
12 7 (1.24%) CouchDB
13 6 (1.06%) Hazelcast
13 6 (1.06%) JasperReports
14 5 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (0.88%) Ingres
15 4 (0.71%) NoSQL
16 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 44 (7.77%) Jenkins
1 44 (7.77%) Maven
2 41 (7.24%) Git (software)
3 38 (6.71%) JUnit
3 38 (6.71%) Eclipse
4 36 (6.36%) Subversion
5 35 (6.18%) Selenium
6 31 (5.48%) Ant
7 26 (4.59%) Cucumber
8 18 (3.18%) Hudson
8 18 (3.18%) ClearCase
8 18 (3.18%) JIRA
9 17 (3.00%) Apache Ivy
10 15 (2.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 14 (2.47%) Rational DOORS
12 12 (2.12%) WebDriver
12 12 (2.12%) FitNesse
13 11 (1.94%) PHPUnit
13 11 (1.94%) Rational Rhapsody
14 10 (1.77%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 56 (9.89%) Finance
2 32 (5.65%) Manufacturing
3 30 (5.30%) Telecoms
4 24 (4.24%) Marketing
5 23 (4.06%) Electronics
6 12 (2.12%) Retail
7 6 (1.06%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.71%) Military
8 4 (0.71%) Banking
9 3 (0.53%) Legal
9 3 (0.53%) Back Office
10 1 (0.18%) Billing
10 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 330 (58.30%) Developer
2 220 (38.87%) Java Developer
3 79 (13.96%) Architect
4 32 (5.65%) Analyst
5 31 (5.48%) Software Engineer
6 29 (5.12%) Senior Developer
7 28 (4.95%) Solutions Architect
8 27 (4.77%) Technical Architect
9 25 (4.42%) Tester
10 23 (4.06%) Senior Java Developer
11 22 (3.89%) DevOps Engineer
12 19 (3.36%) C++ Developer
13 17 (3.00%) Linux Engineer
14 16 (2.83%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 16 (2.83%) Java Architect
15 15 (2.65%) PHP Developer
16 14 (2.47%) Automation Tester
16 14 (2.47%) Java/J2EE Developer
17 13 (2.30%) Consultant
17 13 (2.30%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (26.50%) Spring
2 111 (19.61%) Web Services
3 106 (18.73%) Hibernate
4 99 (17.49%) HTML
5 95 (16.78%) J2EE
6 83 (14.66%) CSS
7 81 (14.31%) XML
8 54 (9.54%) jQuery
9 46 (8.13%) .NET
10 43 (7.60%) JSP
11 39 (6.89%) REST
12 37 (6.54%) SAML
13 33 (5.83%) Spring MVC
14 32 (5.65%) HTML5
15 30 (5.30%) LAMP
16 29 (5.12%) Java EE
17 26 (4.59%) SOAP
18 25 (4.42%) Middleware
18 25 (4.42%) Ajax
19 24 (4.24%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.95%) Open Source
2 25 (4.42%) Computer Science
3 22 (3.89%) DTV
4 18 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (2.47%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.77%) Clustering
7 8 (1.41%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.41%) Wiki
8 7 (1.24%) Cryptography
8 7 (1.24%) Mathematics
8 7 (1.24%) Reference Data
8 7 (1.24%) Algorithms
8 7 (1.24%) User Experience
9 6 (1.06%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.06%) N-Tier
9 6 (1.06%) Physics
10 5 (0.88%) PKI
10 5 (0.88%) RIA
10 5 (0.88%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.88%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 114 (20.14%) Linux
2 71 (12.54%) UNIX
3 42 (7.42%) Windows
4 34 (6.01%) CentOS
5 21 (3.71%) Ubuntu
6 18 (3.18%) Debian
7 15 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (2.30%) zOS
9 9 (1.59%) Fedora
10 8 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (1.06%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.06%) Solaris
11 6 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.88%) Android
12 5 (0.88%) VMS
13 2 (0.35%) SELinux
14 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (38.52%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (16.25%) Scrum
3 86 (15.19%) Software Engineering
4 80 (14.13%) OO
5 76 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
6 54 (9.54%) TDD
7 46 (8.13%) MVC
8 45 (7.95%) SOA
9 35 (6.18%) UML
10 34 (6.01%) E-Commerce
11 33 (5.83%) Automated Testing
11 33 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
12 32 (5.65%) Configuration Management
13 30 (5.30%) DevOps
14 29 (5.12%) Software Testing
15 28 (4.95%) Mentoring
15 28 (4.95%) Test Automation
16 25 (4.42%) Release Management
17 24 (4.24%) TOGAF
17 24 (4.24%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 169 (29.86%) SQL
2 145 (25.62%) JavaScript
3 77 (13.60%) PHP
4 66 (11.66%) C++
5 62 (10.95%) Perl
5 62 (10.95%) Bash Shell
6 52 (9.19%) Python
7 48 (8.48%) Ruby
8 42 (7.42%) C#
9 33 (5.83%) C
10 23 (4.06%) Scala
11 21 (3.71%) PL/SQL
12 13 (2.30%) Delphi
13 12 (2.12%) Lua
14 9 (1.59%) PHP5
14 9 (1.59%) T-SQL
14 9 (1.59%) VB.NET
15 8 (1.41%) MATLAB
16 6 (1.06%) Clojure
16 6 (1.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 153 (27.03%) Security Cleared
2 71 (12.54%) SC Cleared
3 69 (12.19%) DV Cleared
4 39 (6.89%) Degree
5 24 (4.24%) ISEB
6 18 (3.18%) ISTQB
7 10 (1.77%) Sun Certification
8 7 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.71%) HND
10 4 (0.71%) OCPJP
11 3 (0.53%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.18%) HNC
12 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.18%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.83%) QA
2 15 (2.65%) ISO 14001
2 15 (2.65%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.06%) DO-178B
4 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.35%) SLA
5 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.18%) COBIT
6 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 24 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (2.83%) XenServer
3 14 (2.47%) Shibboleth
4 11 (1.94%) Active Directory
5 10 (1.77%) Samba
6 9 (1.59%) Postfix
7 6 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.88%) NFS
8 5 (0.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (0.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (0.53%) UAG
10 2 (0.35%) vSphere
10 2 (0.35%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.35%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 32 (5.65%) Puppet
2 21 (3.71%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (2.30%) Salt
4 10 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (1.59%) ZABBIX
6 4 (0.71%) Ansible
7 3 (0.53%) MIIS
7 3 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.53%) OpenAM
8 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.18%) logstash
9 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.18%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.18%) YUM
Vendors
1 103 (18.20%) Oracle
2 39 (6.89%) SAP
3 36 (6.36%) Microsoft
4 31 (5.48%) Red Hat
5 30 (5.30%) VMware
6 26 (4.59%) IBM
7 23 (4.06%) Sun
8 18 (3.18%) Zend
9 11 (1.94%) Google
10 8 (1.41%) Citrix
10 8 (1.41%) HP
10 8 (1.41%) ATG
11 7 (1.24%) Sencha
12 6 (1.06%) Intel
13 5 (0.88%) Sitecore
14 3 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
14 3 (0.53%) Business Objects
14 3 (0.53%) Rackspace
15 2 (0.35%) BEA
15 2 (0.35%) Sybase
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