The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 18 10 14
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing Java 28 42 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 8.19% 11.70% 7.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.18% 30.22% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 27 17
Average daily rate
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£370 £338 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.62% -4.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £290 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £413 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.37% -6.66%
Java
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Programming Languages Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
146 139 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 42.69% 38.72% 30.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 100 51
Average daily rate £340 £353 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.54% +11.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 11
Average hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% +47.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £27.63 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java across the Southampton region.

Java Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 5 August 2015.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java across the Southampton region.

Java Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 61 (67.78%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (43.33%) Scrum
3 37 (41.11%) Web Services
4 34 (37.78%) Cucumber
5 33 (36.67%) SOAP
6 31 (34.44%) BDD
7 27 (30.00%) TDD
8 26 (28.89%) Linux
9 24 (26.67%) Oracle
10 23 (25.56%) JUnit
10 23 (25.56%) Selenium
10 23 (25.56%) Jenkins
11 21 (23.33%) PostgreSQL
12 20 (22.22%) SOA
12 20 (22.22%) RESTful
13 18 (20.00%) Git (software)
13 18 (20.00%) Subversion
13 18 (20.00%) Spring
13 18 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (16.67%) J2EE
14 15 (16.67%) Test Automation
15 13 (14.44%) MySQL
15 13 (14.44%) JavaScript
15 13 (14.44%) Windows
15 13 (14.44%) Ruby
15 13 (14.44%) Mockito
16 12 (13.33%) Security Cleared
16 12 (13.33%) Maven
16 12 (13.33%) Apache
17 11 (12.22%) HTML

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 12 (13.33%) Apache
2 8 (8.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (7.78%) Confluence
3 7 (7.78%) JBoss
4 5 (5.56%) WebLogic
5 3 (3.33%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.33%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (1.11%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 9 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (6.67%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.78%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 6 (6.67%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.89%) Internet
2 2 (2.22%) X.509
3 1 (1.11%) Firewall
3 1 (1.11%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.11%) NAS
3 1 (1.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.33%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (14.44%) MySQL
3 10 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 6 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (5.56%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.33%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.11%) Big Data
7 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.11%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 34 (37.78%) Cucumber
2 23 (25.56%) JUnit
2 23 (25.56%) Selenium
2 23 (25.56%) Jenkins
3 18 (20.00%) Subversion
3 18 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 13 (14.44%) Mockito
5 12 (13.33%) Maven
6 11 (12.22%) JIRA
7 10 (11.11%) SoapUI
8 7 (7.78%) JMeter
8 7 (7.78%) WebDriver
9 6 (6.67%) RSpec
9 6 (6.67%) HP UFT
10 5 (5.56%) Appium
11 4 (4.44%) SpecFlow
12 3 (3.33%) Hudson
12 3 (3.33%) Ant
12 3 (3.33%) FitNesse
12 3 (3.33%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (8.89%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.56%) Finance
3 4 (4.44%) Banking
3 4 (4.44%) Retail
4 1 (1.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (38.89%) Developer
2 28 (31.11%) Java Developer
3 17 (18.89%) Architect
4 14 (15.56%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (10.00%) Test Leader
6 8 (8.89%) Analyst
6 8 (8.89%) Test Analyst
7 7 (7.78%) Software Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) Lead Architect
8 5 (5.56%) Android Developer
9 4 (4.44%) Java Architect
10 3 (3.33%) Agile Java Developer
10 3 (3.33%) Lead Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.33%) Tester
11 2 (2.22%) Consultant
11 2 (2.22%) Administrator
11 2 (2.22%) Automation Engineer
11 2 (2.22%) Front-End Developer
11 2 (2.22%) Siebel Administrator
11 2 (2.22%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (41.11%) Web Services
2 33 (36.67%) SOAP
3 20 (22.22%) RESTful
4 18 (20.00%) Spring
5 15 (16.67%) J2EE
6 11 (12.22%) EJB
6 11 (12.22%) HTML
6 11 (12.22%) Java EE
7 10 (11.11%) .NET
7 10 (11.11%) Hibernate
8 8 (8.89%) SAML
8 8 (8.89%) OAuth2
8 8 (8.89%) OpenID
9 7 (7.78%) HTML5
10 4 (4.44%) Spring MVC
10 4 (4.44%) CSS
10 4 (4.44%) Android SDK
11 3 (3.33%) XML
12 2 (2.22%) JSP
12 2 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.78%) GIS
2 5 (5.56%) Clustering
2 5 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.33%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.22%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.22%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.11%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 26 (28.89%) Linux
2 13 (14.44%) Windows
3 9 (10.00%) Android
4 5 (5.56%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.22%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.22%) UNIX
6 1 (1.11%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (67.78%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (43.33%) Scrum
3 31 (34.44%) BDD
4 27 (30.00%) TDD
5 20 (22.22%) SOA
6 18 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 11 (12.22%) Open Source
9 10 (11.11%) OO
10 9 (10.00%) UML
10 9 (10.00%) Change Control
10 9 (10.00%) Android Development
10 9 (10.00%) SDLC
11 8 (8.89%) Automated Testing
11 8 (8.89%) Software Engineering
12 7 (7.78%) Web Development
12 7 (7.78%) Process Management
12 7 (7.78%) Test Management
12 7 (7.78%) User Stories
12 7 (7.78%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.44%) JavaScript
1 13 (14.44%) Ruby
2 6 (6.67%) PHP
3 5 (5.56%) Python
4 4 (4.44%) C#
5 3 (3.33%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.22%) SQL
6 2 (2.22%) Perl
6 2 (2.22%) Groovy
6 2 (2.22%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.22%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.11%) C
7 1 (1.11%) VB
7 1 (1.11%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 12 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.22%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.56%) ISEB
4 4 (4.44%) Degree
5 1 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.11%) MCP
5 1 (1.11%) CCNP
5 1 (1.11%) CCNA
System Software
1 7 (7.78%) Docker
2 3 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.22%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (10.00%) Puppet
2 5 (5.56%) Vagrant
3 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.11%) WMI
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 24 (26.67%) Oracle
2 10 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.44%) VMware
4 3 (3.33%) WSO2
4 3 (3.33%) Apigee
4 3 (3.33%) ESRI
5 2 (2.22%) hybris
5 2 (2.22%) Siebel
6 1 (1.11%) Cisco
6 1 (1.11%) Apple
6 1 (1.11%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.11%) Lumension
6 1 (1.11%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.11%) Google