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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 10 18 23
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +5
Contract jobs citing Java 281 157 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.64% 6.98% 6.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.06% 19.50% 16.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 96 108
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£390 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £450 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 14
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.25 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -2.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.96 £34.50 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.86 £42.75 £44.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.04% -0.66%
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
1168 805 1165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 35.93% 35.78% 36.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 730 491 618
Average daily rate £365 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 61 97
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -8.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.88 £12.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 2 September 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
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 2 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Gloucestershire +2 66 £375 +1.35% 16
Bristol +3 65 £400 +14.28% 25
Wiltshire +14 35 £294 -16.07% 30
Devon +1 34 £550 +32.53% 4
Somerset -8 29 £300 -6.25% 6
Dorset +4 26 £425 -8.10% 16
Cornwall - - - -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 149 (29.45%) Spring
2 127 (25.10%) SQL
3 116 (22.92%) Web Services
4 113 (22.33%) Agile Software Development
5 112 (22.13%) JavaScript
6 108 (21.34%) Linux
7 96 (18.97%) Oracle
8 95 (18.77%) Security Cleared
9 93 (18.38%) J2EE
10 92 (18.18%) Hibernate
11 89 (17.59%) HTML
12 87 (17.19%) CSS
12 87 (17.19%) XML
13 86 (17.00%) Scrum
14 85 (16.80%) OO
15 81 (16.01%) Software Engineering
16 78 (15.42%) TDD
17 74 (14.62%) jQuery
18 64 (12.65%) PHP
19 63 (12.45%) Finance
20 59 (11.66%) Tomcat
21 57 (11.26%) Ruby
22 55 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
22 55 (10.87%) DV Cleared
23 53 (10.47%) UNIX
24 49 (9.68%) Python
24 49 (9.68%) MySQL
25 48 (9.49%) C++
26 47 (9.29%) .NET
27 46 (9.09%) Apache

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 59 (11.66%) Tomcat
2 46 (9.09%) Apache
3 24 (4.74%) Confluence
4 22 (4.35%) WebLogic
5 16 (3.16%) nginx
6 13 (2.57%) MediaWiki
7 12 (2.37%) WebSphere
8 10 (1.98%) Oracle Service Bus
9 9 (1.78%) CMS
9 9 (1.78%) SharePoint
10 8 (1.58%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (0.99%) ColdFusion
11 5 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.99%) Railo
12 4 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.79%) Mule
12 4 (0.79%) IIS
13 3 (0.59%) Liferay
14 2 (0.40%) Escenic
14 2 (0.40%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 10 (1.98%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.19%) MS Project
3 2 (0.40%) MS Office
3 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) CATIA
4 1 (0.20%) Windchill
4 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) GIMP
4 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (2.17%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (1.38%) Summit
4 5 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.79%) Magento
5 4 (0.79%) Shopify
6 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.20%) Agresso
7 1 (0.20%) CODA-Financials
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 37 (7.31%) Cloud Computing
2 36 (7.11%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.17%) SaaS
4 7 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (1.19%) GitHub
6 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.59%) IaaS
7 3 (0.59%) PaaS
8 1 (0.20%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.74%) Firewall
2 23 (4.55%) LDAP
2 23 (4.55%) VPN
3 14 (2.77%) LAN
3 14 (2.77%) WAN
3 14 (2.77%) IPv6
4 13 (2.57%) OSPF
4 13 (2.57%) BGP
4 13 (2.57%) EIGRP
4 13 (2.57%) IPsec
4 13 (2.57%) Network Security
5 11 (2.17%) Internet
6 7 (1.38%) SSL
7 5 (0.99%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.99%) X.509
8 4 (0.79%) Multicast
8 4 (0.79%) HTTP
9 3 (0.59%) DNS
10 2 (0.40%) FTP
10 2 (0.40%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (9.68%) MySQL
2 46 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 33 (6.52%) Oracle Database
4 26 (5.14%) CouchDB
5 21 (4.15%) SQL Server
6 20 (3.95%) RDBMS
6 20 (3.95%) Big Data
7 19 (3.75%) Hadoop
8 18 (3.56%) Oracle Database 11g
9 16 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (2.57%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (1.98%) MongoDB
12 7 (1.38%) DB2
13 6 (1.19%) NoSQL
14 5 (0.99%) Hazelcast
15 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
16 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 3 (0.59%) InterSystems Cache
16 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 41 (8.10%) JUnit
1 41 (8.10%) Subversion
2 38 (7.51%) Jenkins
3 34 (6.72%) Git (software)
4 32 (6.32%) Maven
4 32 (6.32%) JIRA
5 26 (5.14%) Eclipse
5 26 (5.14%) Selenium
6 22 (4.35%) Hudson
7 17 (3.36%) Cucumber
8 13 (2.57%) Rational DOORS
8 13 (2.57%) Ant
9 11 (2.17%) WebDriver
10 7 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 6 (1.19%) NUnit
11 6 (1.19%) FitNesse
11 6 (1.19%) SoapUI
12 5 (0.99%) ClearCase
13 4 (0.79%) JDeveloper
13 4 (0.79%) JMeter
General
1 63 (12.45%) Finance
2 42 (8.30%) Telecoms
3 27 (5.34%) Manufacturing
4 24 (4.74%) Electronics
4 24 (4.74%) Marketing
5 5 (0.99%) Aerospace
6 4 (0.79%) Retail
7 3 (0.59%) Legal
7 3 (0.59%) Back Office
8 2 (0.40%) Military
8 2 (0.40%) Banking
9 1 (0.20%) Billing
9 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 302 (59.68%) Developer
2 191 (37.75%) Java Developer
3 54 (10.67%) Architect
4 33 (6.52%) Software Engineer
5 31 (6.13%) Senior Developer
6 23 (4.55%) Analyst
6 23 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
6 23 (4.55%) Java Architect
7 20 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
8 19 (3.75%) Tester
8 19 (3.75%) Scala Developer
9 18 (3.56%) DevOps Engineer
10 17 (3.36%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 16 (3.16%) Software Developer
12 15 (2.96%) C++ Developer
13 14 (2.77%) PHP Developer
13 14 (2.77%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 13 (2.57%) Project Manager
14 13 (2.57%) Linux Engineer
15 12 (2.37%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (29.45%) Spring
2 116 (22.92%) Web Services
3 93 (18.38%) J2EE
4 92 (18.18%) Hibernate
5 89 (17.59%) HTML
6 87 (17.19%) CSS
6 87 (17.19%) XML
7 74 (14.62%) jQuery
8 47 (9.29%) .NET
9 45 (8.89%) REST
10 43 (8.50%) LAMP
11 37 (7.31%) SAML
11 37 (7.31%) JSP
12 34 (6.72%) SOAP
13 30 (5.93%) SVG
14 27 (5.34%) RESTful
15 26 (5.14%) Akka
15 26 (5.14%) Play Framework
15 26 (5.14%) Ajax
15 26 (5.14%) Batik
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.94%) Open Source
2 24 (4.74%) DTV
3 18 (3.56%) Computer Science
4 14 (2.77%) Wiki
5 8 (1.58%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.38%) Clustering
6 7 (1.38%) Visualisation
6 7 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.19%) PMI
8 5 (0.99%) PKI
8 5 (0.99%) Web 2.0
8 5 (0.99%) Social Media
9 4 (0.79%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.79%) Reference Data
9 4 (0.79%) RIA
9 4 (0.79%) Replication
9 4 (0.79%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.79%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.59%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (0.59%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 108 (21.34%) Linux
2 53 (10.47%) UNIX
3 42 (8.30%) Windows
4 29 (5.73%) CentOS
5 27 (5.34%) Ubuntu
6 24 (4.74%) Debian
7 13 (2.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (1.98%) Fedora
8 10 (1.98%) Solaris
9 7 (1.38%) zOS
10 5 (0.99%) Android
10 5 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.79%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.20%) SELinux
13 1 (0.20%) VMS
13 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (22.33%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (17.00%) Scrum
3 85 (16.80%) OO
4 81 (16.01%) Software Engineering
5 78 (15.42%) TDD
6 55 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
7 45 (8.89%) Web Development
8 40 (7.91%) BDD
9 39 (7.71%) UML
10 36 (7.11%) MVC
11 31 (6.13%) Configuration Management
11 31 (6.13%) E-Commerce
12 30 (5.93%) Business Intelligence
12 30 (5.93%) Project Management
13 28 (5.53%) SOA
13 28 (5.53%) Unit Testing
14 27 (5.34%) Process Management
14 27 (5.34%) DevOps
15 25 (4.94%) Programme Management
16 24 (4.74%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 127 (25.10%) SQL
2 112 (22.13%) JavaScript
3 64 (12.65%) PHP
4 57 (11.26%) Ruby
5 49 (9.68%) Python
6 48 (9.49%) C++
7 45 (8.89%) Scala
8 44 (8.70%) Perl
9 35 (6.92%) Bash Shell
10 29 (5.73%) C#
11 23 (4.55%) C
12 21 (4.15%) PL/SQL
13 12 (2.37%) PHP5
14 9 (1.78%) Delphi
15 8 (1.58%) Shell Script
16 6 (1.19%) MATLAB
16 6 (1.19%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.99%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.99%) CFML
17 5 (0.99%) Lua
Qualifications
1 95 (18.77%) Security Cleared
2 55 (10.87%) DV Cleared
3 44 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 39 (7.71%) Degree
5 15 (2.96%) ISEB
6 11 (2.17%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.19%) PMP
7 6 (1.19%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.59%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.40%) HND
10 2 (0.40%) CCNA
11 1 (0.20%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.20%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.96%) QA
2 8 (1.58%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.38%) ISO 14001
4 5 (0.99%) DO-178B
5 4 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.79%) SLA
6 3 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.40%) ISO 9002
8 1 (0.20%) COBIT
8 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 25 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (4.35%) XenServer
3 18 (3.56%) Samba
4 16 (3.16%) Postfix
5 12 (2.37%) Shibboleth
6 10 (1.98%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.59%) UAG
7 3 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.40%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.40%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.20%) NFS
9 1 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 27 (5.34%) Puppet
2 15 (2.96%) ZABBIX
3 13 (2.57%) Salt
4 12 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (0.59%) OpenAM
5 3 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.59%) MIIS
6 2 (0.40%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.20%) Ansible
7 1 (0.20%) logstash
7 1 (0.20%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.20%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.20%) YUM
Vendors
1 96 (18.97%) Oracle
2 39 (7.71%) SAP
3 37 (7.31%) Red Hat
4 30 (5.93%) VMware
5 29 (5.73%) JBoss
6 27 (5.34%) Microsoft
7 17 (3.36%) IBM
8 16 (3.16%) Citrix
8 16 (3.16%) Zend
9 9 (1.78%) hybris
10 8 (1.58%) Sun
11 5 (0.99%) Intel
11 5 (0.99%) JD Edwards
12 3 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.59%) Siebel
13 2 (0.40%) HP
13 2 (0.40%) Sybase
13 2 (0.40%) CA
13 2 (0.40%) Capita
13 2 (0.40%) Rackspace
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day - dependent on experience
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £350 - £495 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Montash
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Sanderson
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Posted: 5 days ago
Somerset
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + (Potentially higher)
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per month + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 11 days ago
Swindon
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £450 - 480 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Swindon
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Exeter
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: 22 days ago