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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 12 16 24
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Contract jobs citing Java 293 227 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.51% 7.91% 6.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.75% 20.32% 18.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 144 84
Average daily rate
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£410 £399 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.82% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 9 5
Average hourly rate £42.75 £36.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.40 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.20 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.16% -4.00%
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
1184 1117 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 38.42% 38.93% 33.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 735 417
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 50 42
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £20.06 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +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 7 July 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 7 July 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 7 July 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 +8 71 £463 +23.33% 26
Devon +5 59 £425 - 16
Somerset +23 58 £400 +33.33% 14
Bristol -17 48 £401 -0.31% 80
Wiltshire -1 23 £395 +37.99% 18
Dorset -4 7 £300 -27.27% 15
Cornwall +3 1 - -
Avon - 1 - -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 247 (40.56%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (30.21%) Security Cleared
3 154 (25.29%) Web Services
4 147 (24.14%) SQL
5 137 (22.50%) Spring
6 131 (21.51%) JavaScript
7 129 (21.18%) HTML
8 114 (18.72%) Scrum
9 109 (17.90%) Linux
10 106 (17.41%) DV Cleared
11 99 (16.26%) CSS
12 97 (15.93%) Hibernate
13 96 (15.76%) Oracle
14 91 (14.94%) J2EE
15 85 (13.96%) Software Engineering
16 78 (12.81%) C++
16 78 (12.81%) XML
17 77 (12.64%) Python
18 76 (12.48%) TDD
19 75 (12.32%) SC Cleared
20 74 (12.15%) Ruby
21 72 (11.82%) Finance
22 71 (11.66%) Subversion
23 70 (11.49%) Maven
24 69 (11.33%) Git (software)
24 69 (11.33%) OO
25 68 (11.17%) JUnit
25 68 (11.17%) REST
26 63 (10.34%) .NET
27 60 (9.85%) UNIX

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 47 (7.72%) JBoss
1 47 (7.72%) Apache
2 41 (6.73%) Tomcat
3 30 (4.93%) Liferay
4 27 (4.43%) Mule
5 24 (3.94%) WebSphere
6 23 (3.78%) WebLogic
7 16 (2.63%) Mule ESB
8 15 (2.46%) Drupal
9 14 (2.30%) WebSphere Application Server
10 9 (1.48%) IIS
10 9 (1.48%) Node.js
11 7 (1.15%) MS Exchange
11 7 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.99%) ATG Dynamo
13 5 (0.82%) WebLogic Portal
13 5 (0.82%) SharePoint
14 4 (0.66%) LiveLink
14 4 (0.66%) CMS
15 3 (0.49%) GlassFish
Applications
1 11 (1.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.66%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 27 (4.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.99%) Summit
3 4 (0.66%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.16%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 38 (6.24%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.99%) SaaS
2 6 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (0.82%) GitHub
4 3 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.16%) Force.com
6 1 (0.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (5.09%) HTTP
2 17 (2.79%) Firewall
3 16 (2.63%) Internet
4 15 (2.46%) HTTPS
5 12 (1.97%) IPsec
6 11 (1.81%) DNS
7 10 (1.64%) TCP/IP
8 7 (1.15%) DHCP
9 6 (0.99%) VPN
9 6 (0.99%) LDAP
9 6 (0.99%) SSL
10 4 (0.66%) SAN
10 4 (0.66%) 3G
10 4 (0.66%) LAN
10 4 (0.66%) WAN
10 4 (0.66%) VLAN
10 4 (0.66%) Network Security
10 4 (0.66%) NAS
11 3 (0.49%) Multicast
12 2 (0.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (7.72%) Oracle Database
2 40 (6.57%) Relational Database
3 39 (6.40%) MongoDB
4 36 (5.91%) MySQL
5 35 (5.75%) SQL Server
6 25 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (3.61%) NoSQL
8 15 (2.46%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (1.81%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.48%) DB2
12 8 (1.31%) Big Data
13 7 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (1.15%) MS Access
13 7 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
15 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
15 5 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
16 4 (0.66%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 71 (11.66%) Subversion
2 70 (11.49%) Maven
3 69 (11.33%) Git (software)
4 68 (11.17%) JUnit
5 40 (6.57%) Jenkins
6 33 (5.42%) Eclipse
6 33 (5.42%) JIRA
7 24 (3.94%) Selenium
8 21 (3.45%) Ant
9 20 (3.28%) Cucumber
10 19 (3.12%) ClearCase
11 17 (2.79%) Apache Ivy
12 16 (2.63%) Visual Studio
12 16 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 15 (2.46%) SoapUI
14 13 (2.13%) WebDriver
14 13 (2.13%) Oracle APEX
15 12 (1.97%) Oracle Forms
16 9 (1.48%) TestNG
17 8 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 72 (11.82%) Finance
2 37 (6.08%) Telecoms
3 31 (5.09%) Manufacturing
4 28 (4.60%) Electronics
5 27 (4.43%) Marketing
6 11 (1.81%) Aerospace
7 10 (1.64%) Retail
8 9 (1.48%) Banking
9 6 (0.99%) Military
10 1 (0.16%) Billing
10 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 370 (60.76%) Developer
2 220 (36.12%) Java Developer
3 60 (9.85%) Software Engineer
4 42 (6.90%) Analyst
5 40 (6.57%) Senior Developer
6 32 (5.25%) Architect
7 27 (4.43%) DevOps Engineer
8 24 (3.94%) Senior Java Developer
9 21 (3.45%) Designer
9 21 (3.45%) Software Developer
10 20 (3.28%) Java Software Engineer
11 16 (2.63%) JavaScript Developer
12 14 (2.30%) Ruby Developer
13 13 (2.13%) Oracle Developer
13 13 (2.13%) SQL Developer
13 13 (2.13%) Test Analyst
13 13 (2.13%) Solutions Designer
14 12 (1.97%) Android Developer
15 11 (1.81%) Programmer
16 10 (1.64%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (25.29%) Web Services
2 137 (22.50%) Spring
3 129 (21.18%) HTML
4 99 (16.26%) CSS
5 97 (15.93%) Hibernate
6 91 (14.94%) J2EE
7 78 (12.81%) XML
8 68 (11.17%) REST
9 63 (10.34%) .NET
10 54 (8.87%) SOAP
11 46 (7.55%) JPA
11 46 (7.55%) Apache Camel
12 41 (6.73%) Java EE
12 41 (6.73%) JSP
13 38 (6.24%) JSON
14 37 (6.08%) RESTful
15 35 (5.75%) Spring MVC
16 33 (5.42%) jQuery
17 28 (4.60%) HTML5
18 27 (4.43%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.43%) DTV
2 24 (3.94%) Mobile App
3 19 (3.12%) Visualisation
3 19 (3.12%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (1.81%) User Experience
6 8 (1.31%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.31%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.15%) Linked Data
8 6 (0.99%) Smartcard
8 6 (0.99%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.66%) Derivative
9 4 (0.66%) NHS
9 4 (0.66%) VHDL
9 4 (0.66%) iPad
10 3 (0.49%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.49%) Mobile Payment
10 3 (0.49%) GIS
10 3 (0.49%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 109 (17.90%) Linux
2 60 (9.85%) UNIX
3 37 (6.08%) Windows
4 27 (4.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (2.79%) Android
6 10 (1.64%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.15%) Amazon Linux
8 6 (0.99%) CentOS
8 6 (0.99%) Windows 8
8 6 (0.99%) AIX
8 6 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (0.66%) Fedora
9 4 (0.66%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.49%) Windows Phone 7
10 3 (0.49%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.49%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.33%) Debian
11 2 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (40.56%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (18.72%) Scrum
3 85 (13.96%) Software Engineering
4 76 (12.48%) TDD
5 69 (11.33%) OO
6 60 (9.85%) E-Commerce
6 60 (9.85%) Continuous Integration
7 57 (9.36%) Configuration Management
8 53 (8.70%) UML
9 50 (8.21%) BDD
10 46 (7.55%) DevOps
11 44 (7.22%) MVC
12 39 (6.40%) Web Development
12 39 (6.40%) Open Source
13 36 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
14 32 (5.25%) Programme Management
15 31 (5.09%) SOA
15 31 (5.09%) SDLC
16 30 (4.93%) Migration
17 27 (4.43%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 147 (24.14%) SQL
2 131 (21.51%) JavaScript
3 78 (12.81%) C++
4 77 (12.64%) Python
5 74 (12.15%) Ruby
6 55 (9.03%) C
7 51 (8.37%) C#
8 39 (6.40%) PHP
9 33 (5.42%) Perl
10 32 (5.25%) Bash Shell
11 31 (5.09%) PL/SQL
12 16 (2.63%) Lua
13 15 (2.46%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.81%) VB.NET
15 10 (1.64%) T-SQL
16 8 (1.31%) XPath
16 8 (1.31%) Groovy
17 7 (1.15%) XQuery
18 6 (0.99%) VBA
18 6 (0.99%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 184 (30.21%) Security Cleared
2 106 (17.41%) DV Cleared
3 75 (12.32%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.30%) ISEB
5 13 (2.13%) Degree
5 13 (2.13%) Sun Certification
6 9 (1.48%) OCPJP
6 9 (1.48%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.33%) PMP
9 2 (0.33%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.16%) OCP
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.16%) HND
10 1 (0.16%) PhD
10 1 (0.16%) CCNP
10 1 (0.16%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.63%) QA
2 6 (0.99%) ISO 9001
2 6 (0.99%) ISO 14001
3 5 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.49%) SLA
5 2 (0.33%) COBIT
6 1 (0.16%) TickIT
6 1 (0.16%) BS25999
System Software
1 15 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.15%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.15%) VirtualBox
2 7 (1.15%) Docker
3 5 (0.82%) vSphere
4 4 (0.66%) Varnish
4 4 (0.66%) XenApp
5 3 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.33%) GPFS
6 2 (0.33%) Ceph
6 2 (0.33%) iptables
6 2 (0.33%) XenServer
6 2 (0.33%) Postfix
6 2 (0.33%) Samba
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.16%) NFS
7 1 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 39 (6.40%) Puppet
2 30 (4.93%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (3.45%) Ansible
4 13 (2.13%) Vagrant
5 4 (0.66%) Salt
5 4 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.49%) WSUS
6 3 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (0.33%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.33%) Nagios
8 1 (0.16%) AppManager
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.16%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.16%) SCCM
8 1 (0.16%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.16%) CA LISA
8 1 (0.16%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 96 (15.76%) Oracle
2 45 (7.39%) Red Hat
3 31 (5.09%) IBM
4 30 (4.93%) Microsoft
4 30 (4.93%) VMware
5 29 (4.76%) SAP
6 16 (2.63%) Luciad
7 13 (2.13%) Sun
8 11 (1.81%) Google
9 9 (1.48%) TIBCO
9 9 (1.48%) ATG
9 9 (1.48%) ForgeRock
10 8 (1.31%) hybris
10 8 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.99%) Cisco
11 6 (0.99%) Citrix
12 5 (0.82%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.66%) OpenText
13 4 (0.66%) Wyse
13 4 (0.66%) Talend
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