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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 14 16 17
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Java 35 22 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 10.00% 6.73% 8.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.82% 31.43% 25.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 9
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £371 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%
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
141 70 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 40.29% 21.41% 35.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 44 39
Average daily rate £350 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 19
Average hourly rate £21.63 £14.25 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.75% -44.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.38 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £19.61 £35.00
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 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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014, 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 56 (74.67%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (61.33%) Web Services
3 35 (46.67%) Scrum
4 34 (45.33%) Jenkins
5 32 (42.67%) Cucumber
6 26 (34.67%) TDD
6 26 (34.67%) Spring
7 22 (29.33%) Selenium
8 21 (28.00%) SQL
9 20 (26.67%) JavaScript
9 20 (26.67%) Puppet
10 19 (25.33%) SOAP
11 18 (24.00%) JUnit
11 18 (24.00%) Vagrant
12 17 (22.67%) Maven
13 16 (21.33%) .NET
13 16 (21.33%) Test Automation
14 15 (20.00%) RESTful
14 15 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
14 15 (20.00%) Amazon S3
14 15 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
14 15 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (18.67%) CentOS
15 14 (18.67%) Tomcat
15 14 (18.67%) VMware
15 14 (18.67%) Hibernate
15 14 (18.67%) JSON
16 13 (17.33%) Ajax
16 13 (17.33%) Apache
16 13 (17.33%) EMC

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 14 (18.67%) Tomcat
2 13 (17.33%) Apache
3 4 (5.33%) Node.js
3 4 (5.33%) Confluence
3 4 (5.33%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.00%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.33%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
1 15 (20.00%) Amazon S3
1 15 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) Internet
2 1 (1.33%) DAB
2 1 (1.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.00%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.33%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.33%) MySQL
3 4 (5.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.00%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.00%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.00%) Big Data
4 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.33%) QlikView
5 1 (1.33%) SQLite
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 34 (45.33%) Jenkins
2 32 (42.67%) Cucumber
3 22 (29.33%) Selenium
4 18 (24.00%) JUnit
5 17 (22.67%) Maven
6 13 (17.33%) SoapUI
7 12 (16.00%) SpecFlow
7 12 (16.00%) Mockito
8 10 (13.33%) Subversion
9 9 (12.00%) RSpec
10 7 (9.33%) Eclipse
11 6 (8.00%) JIRA
12 4 (5.33%) WebDriver
12 4 (5.33%) QUnit
12 4 (5.33%) Git (software)
12 4 (5.33%) FitNesse
12 4 (5.33%) JMeter
13 3 (4.00%) LoadRunner
13 3 (4.00%) Grunt
13 3 (4.00%) Hudson
General
1 6 (8.00%) Retail
2 5 (6.67%) Marketing
3 2 (2.67%) Turkish Language
4 1 (1.33%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 31 (41.33%) Developer
2 18 (24.00%) Java Developer
3 11 (14.67%) Analyst
3 11 (14.67%) Test Analyst
4 9 (12.00%) Software Engineer
5 8 (10.67%) Software Developer
6 6 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Product Owner
8 4 (5.33%) Test Leader
9 3 (4.00%) SQL DBA
9 3 (4.00%) Administrator
9 3 (4.00%) Test Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) DBA
9 3 (4.00%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (4.00%) Tester
9 3 (4.00%) Front-End Developer
10 2 (2.67%) Agile Test Analyst
10 2 (2.67%) Agile Java Developer
10 2 (2.67%) Automation Tester
10 2 (2.67%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (61.33%) Web Services
2 26 (34.67%) Spring
3 19 (25.33%) SOAP
4 16 (21.33%) .NET
5 15 (20.00%) RESTful
6 14 (18.67%) Hibernate
6 14 (18.67%) JSON
7 13 (17.33%) Ajax
8 11 (14.67%) Spring MVC
8 11 (14.67%) CSS
8 11 (14.67%) JPA
9 9 (12.00%) HTML
10 8 (10.67%) XML
11 5 (6.67%) PostGIS
12 4 (5.33%) Dojo
13 3 (4.00%) jQuery
13 3 (4.00%) .NET Framework
13 3 (4.00%) Java EE
13 3 (4.00%) ASP.NET
13 3 (4.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.00%) Open Source
2 10 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (13.33%) Algorithms
3 5 (6.67%) GIS
3 5 (6.67%) FMCG
4 4 (5.33%) Replication
5 3 (4.00%) Linked Data
6 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.67%) CentOS
2 12 (16.00%) Linux
3 2 (2.67%) Android
4 1 (1.33%) UNIX
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (74.67%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (46.67%) Scrum
3 26 (34.67%) TDD
4 16 (21.33%) Test Automation
5 15 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (17.33%) BDD
7 11 (14.67%) MVC
7 11 (14.67%) Software Engineering
7 11 (14.67%) User Stories
7 11 (14.67%) DevOps
8 9 (12.00%) Test Strategy
9 8 (10.67%) Data Transformation
9 8 (10.67%) Integration Testing
10 7 (9.33%) Web Development
11 5 (6.67%) CRM
11 5 (6.67%) SOA
12 4 (5.33%) Kanban
12 4 (5.33%) ITIL
12 4 (5.33%) PRINCE2
13 3 (4.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 21 (28.00%) SQL
2 20 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 9 (12.00%) Ruby
3 9 (12.00%) C#
4 6 (8.00%) C
5 5 (6.67%) PHP
6 4 (5.33%) Python
6 4 (5.33%) VB
7 3 (4.00%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.00%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.67%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.67%) C++
9 1 (1.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 10 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.67%) BC Cleared
3 7 (9.33%) Degree
4 4 (5.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.00%) ISEB
5 3 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.33%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.67%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.67%) QA
System Software
1 9 (12.00%) vCloud
2 7 (9.33%) VirtualBox
3 4 (5.33%) Docker
4 3 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (26.67%) Puppet
2 18 (24.00%) Vagrant
3 3 (4.00%) WebInspect
4 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (18.67%) VMware
2 13 (17.33%) EMC
3 12 (16.00%) Oracle
4 11 (14.67%) Red Hat
5 5 (6.67%) Tripwire
5 5 (6.67%) ESRI
6 3 (4.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.33%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.33%) JBoss
7 1 (1.33%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.33%) webMethods