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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 11 15 22
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs citing Java 309 166 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.17% 7.72% 6.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.14% 20.93% 17.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 112 96
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £449 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 16
Average hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.94% -3.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -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
1229 793 1144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.46% 36.90% 38.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 777 518 608
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
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 61 66 95
Average hourly rate £39.50 £30.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.50% -12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £14.22 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 0 93 £388 +10.71% 31
Gloucestershire +6 76 £450 +45.16% 18
Devon -1 38 £550 +32.53% 14
Wiltshire +10 32 £400 +33.33% 19
Somerset -1 29 £375 +25.00% 12
Dorset -6 18 £425 -12.82% 11
Cornwall - - - - 1
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 211 (39.07%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (29.81%) SQL
3 150 (27.78%) Spring
4 133 (24.63%) Security Cleared
4 133 (24.63%) JavaScript
5 115 (21.30%) Web Services
5 115 (21.30%) Linux
6 104 (19.26%) Hibernate
7 101 (18.70%) Oracle
8 99 (18.33%) HTML
9 91 (16.85%) CSS
10 90 (16.67%) J2EE
10 90 (16.67%) Scrum
11 86 (15.93%) XML
11 86 (15.93%) OO
12 85 (15.74%) Software Engineering
13 74 (13.70%) Continuous Integration
14 71 (13.15%) PHP
15 65 (12.04%) TDD
16 64 (11.85%) UNIX
17 63 (11.67%) jQuery
18 62 (11.48%) DV Cleared
18 62 (11.48%) SC Cleared
19 60 (11.11%) C++
20 58 (10.74%) Bash Shell
21 56 (10.37%) Perl
21 56 (10.37%) Python
22 55 (10.19%) Finance
23 53 (9.81%) Tomcat
23 53 (9.81%) Relational Database

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 53 (9.81%) Tomcat
2 45 (8.33%) Apache
3 30 (5.56%) JBoss
4 14 (2.59%) WebLogic
4 14 (2.59%) WebSphere
5 12 (2.22%) Confluence
5 12 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
5 12 (2.22%) Oracle Service Bus
6 11 (2.04%) nginx
7 10 (1.85%) GlassFish
7 10 (1.85%) CMS
8 9 (1.67%) SharePoint
8 9 (1.67%) MediaWiki
9 5 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.93%) ColdFusion
9 5 (0.93%) Railo
10 4 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.74%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.56%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (1.30%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.37%) MS Office
3 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.19%) MS Project
3 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.19%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 25 (4.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (2.41%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (1.85%) Summit
4 5 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.74%) Shopify
5 4 (0.74%) Magento
6 2 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.37%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.37%) SAP ECC
6 2 (0.37%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.19%) CODA-Financials
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.19%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.19%) Cloud Computing
2 24 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.22%) SaaS
4 7 (1.30%) GitHub
4 7 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.93%) PaaS
6 3 (0.56%) IaaS
7 1 (0.19%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.70%) Firewall
2 18 (3.33%) VPN
3 14 (2.59%) LDAP
4 10 (1.85%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.67%) IPsec
5 9 (1.67%) Network Security
5 9 (1.67%) LAN
5 9 (1.67%) WAN
5 9 (1.67%) IPv6
5 9 (1.67%) Internet
5 9 (1.67%) OSPF
5 9 (1.67%) BGP
5 9 (1.67%) EIGRP
6 8 (1.48%) DNS
7 7 (1.30%) SAN
7 7 (1.30%) HTTP
8 5 (0.93%) HTTPS
8 5 (0.93%) PuTTY
8 5 (0.93%) SSH
9 4 (0.74%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (9.81%) Relational Database
2 47 (8.70%) MySQL
3 43 (7.96%) Oracle Database
4 30 (5.56%) RDBMS
5 28 (5.19%) Oracle Database 11g
6 16 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (2.96%) SQL Server
7 15 (2.78%) CouchDB
8 14 (2.59%) Hadoop
8 14 (2.59%) Big Data
9 12 (2.22%) MongoDB
9 12 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (2.22%) DB2
10 8 (1.48%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (1.11%) JasperReports
11 6 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (1.11%) Hazelcast
12 5 (0.93%) Ingres
13 4 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 39 (7.22%) JUnit
1 39 (7.22%) Jenkins
2 37 (6.85%) Subversion
2 37 (6.85%) Maven
3 36 (6.67%) Eclipse
4 35 (6.48%) Selenium
5 29 (5.37%) Git (software)
6 28 (5.19%) Ant
7 26 (4.81%) Cucumber
8 23 (4.26%) JIRA
9 19 (3.52%) Hudson
10 15 (2.78%) Apache Ivy
11 14 (2.59%) ClearCase
11 14 (2.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 13 (2.41%) Rational DOORS
13 12 (2.22%) FitNesse
14 10 (1.85%) QuickTest Pro
15 9 (1.67%) NetBeans
15 9 (1.67%) WebDriver
16 8 (1.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 55 (10.19%) Finance
2 35 (6.48%) Manufacturing
2 35 (6.48%) Telecoms
3 27 (5.00%) Marketing
4 26 (4.81%) Electronics
5 8 (1.48%) Retail
6 6 (1.11%) Military
7 5 (0.93%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.74%) Banking
9 3 (0.56%) Legal
9 3 (0.56%) Back Office
10 1 (0.19%) Billing
10 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 325 (60.19%) Developer
2 216 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 67 (12.41%) Architect
4 32 (5.93%) Senior Developer
5 31 (5.74%) Software Engineer
6 28 (5.19%) Tester
7 26 (4.81%) Analyst
7 26 (4.81%) Solutions Architect
8 23 (4.26%) Senior Java Developer
9 20 (3.70%) Java Architect
10 19 (3.52%) C++ Developer
10 19 (3.52%) DevOps Engineer
11 16 (2.96%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 15 (2.78%) Technical Architect
12 15 (2.78%) Linux Engineer
13 13 (2.41%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 13 (2.41%) Software Developer
13 13 (2.41%) Automation Tester
14 11 (2.04%) Java Software Engineer
15 10 (1.85%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (27.78%) Spring
2 115 (21.30%) Web Services
3 104 (19.26%) Hibernate
4 99 (18.33%) HTML
5 91 (16.85%) CSS
6 90 (16.67%) J2EE
7 86 (15.93%) XML
8 63 (11.67%) jQuery
9 44 (8.15%) JSP
10 43 (7.96%) .NET
11 38 (7.04%) REST
12 37 (6.85%) LAMP
13 36 (6.67%) SAML
14 33 (6.11%) Spring MVC
15 28 (5.19%) Ajax
16 27 (5.00%) SOAP
17 25 (4.63%) HTML5
18 24 (4.44%) CSS3
18 24 (4.44%) Java EE
19 23 (4.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.04%) Open Source
2 25 (4.63%) DTV
3 23 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 17 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.22%) Clustering
6 10 (1.85%) Wiki
7 7 (1.30%) Cryptography
7 7 (1.30%) Mathematics
7 7 (1.30%) Reference Data
8 6 (1.11%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.11%) User Experience
8 6 (1.11%) Physics
9 5 (0.93%) PKI
9 5 (0.93%) Mainframe
9 5 (0.93%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.93%) N-Tier
9 5 (0.93%) Social Media
9 5 (0.93%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 115 (21.30%) Linux
2 64 (11.85%) UNIX
3 43 (7.96%) Windows
4 32 (5.93%) CentOS
5 22 (4.07%) Ubuntu
6 20 (3.70%) Debian
7 13 (2.41%) Fedora
8 12 (2.22%) zOS
8 12 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (1.11%) Solaris
11 5 (0.93%) VMS
11 5 (0.93%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.74%) Android
12 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.19%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (39.07%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (16.67%) Scrum
3 86 (15.93%) OO
4 85 (15.74%) Software Engineering
5 74 (13.70%) Continuous Integration
6 65 (12.04%) TDD
7 46 (8.52%) MVC
8 41 (7.59%) SOA
9 36 (6.67%) UML
10 35 (6.48%) Business Intelligence
11 31 (5.74%) E-Commerce
11 31 (5.74%) BDD
12 30 (5.56%) Software Testing
13 29 (5.37%) Unit Testing
14 27 (5.00%) Web Development
14 27 (5.00%) Migration
14 27 (5.00%) Programme Management
14 27 (5.00%) Configuration Management
15 25 (4.63%) Automated Testing
15 25 (4.63%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 161 (29.81%) SQL
2 133 (24.63%) JavaScript
3 71 (13.15%) PHP
4 60 (11.11%) C++
5 58 (10.74%) Bash Shell
6 56 (10.37%) Perl
6 56 (10.37%) Python
7 51 (9.44%) Ruby
8 41 (7.59%) C#
9 32 (5.93%) C
10 30 (5.56%) Scala
11 18 (3.33%) PL/SQL
12 13 (2.41%) Delphi
12 13 (2.41%) PHP5
13 11 (2.04%) Lua
14 9 (1.67%) VB.NET
15 8 (1.48%) Shell Script
15 8 (1.48%) T-SQL
16 7 (1.30%) MATLAB
17 6 (1.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 133 (24.63%) Security Cleared
2 62 (11.48%) SC Cleared
2 62 (11.48%) DV Cleared
3 38 (7.04%) Degree
4 26 (4.81%) ISEB
5 20 (3.70%) ISTQB
6 8 (1.48%) Sun Certification
7 7 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.74%) HND
10 3 (0.56%) CCNA
10 3 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.56%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.37%) OCPJP
12 1 (0.19%) HNC
12 1 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.41%) QA
2 10 (1.85%) ISO 9001
2 10 (1.85%) ISO 14001
3 6 (1.11%) DO-178B
4 4 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.56%) SLA
6 1 (0.19%) COBIT
6 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 24 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (3.33%) XenServer
3 13 (2.41%) Shibboleth
3 13 (2.41%) Samba
4 11 (2.04%) Postfix
5 9 (1.67%) Active Directory
6 6 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (0.93%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 5 (0.93%) NFS
8 3 (0.56%) UAG
9 2 (0.37%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.37%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 30 (5.56%) Puppet
2 17 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (2.41%) Salt
4 11 (2.04%) ZABBIX
5 10 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.56%) MIIS
6 3 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.56%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.37%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.19%) Ansible
8 1 (0.19%) logstash
8 1 (0.19%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.19%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.19%) YUM
Vendors
1 101 (18.70%) Oracle
2 46 (8.52%) SAP
3 35 (6.48%) Red Hat
4 28 (5.19%) Microsoft
4 28 (5.19%) VMware
5 24 (4.44%) IBM
6 21 (3.89%) Sun
7 12 (2.22%) Zend
8 10 (1.85%) Citrix
9 8 (1.48%) HP
10 6 (1.11%) Intel
11 5 (0.93%) ATG
11 5 (0.93%) Google
11 5 (0.93%) JD Edwards
11 5 (0.93%) Sitecore
12 3 (0.56%) hybris
12 3 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.56%) Rackspace
12 3 (0.56%) Business Objects
12 3 (0.56%) Siebel
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
Exeter
WA Consultants
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 14 hours ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £440 - £516 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Wiltshire
DP Connect
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Bristol
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 37000-46500 Per Annum
Posted: 24 days ago