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 12 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 12 17 18
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing Java 39 23 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 10.10% 6.85% 8.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.32% 29.87% 24.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 13 9
Average daily rate
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£325 £355 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.45% -21.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £303 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £517 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -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
154 77 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 39.90% 22.92% 35.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 41 48
Average daily rate £349 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.90% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £242 £230
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 9 10 20
Average hourly rate £26.50 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.42% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £12.25 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 12 September 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 12 September 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 58 (73.42%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (58.23%) Web Services
3 36 (45.57%) Scrum
4 35 (44.30%) Jenkins
5 30 (37.97%) Cucumber
6 27 (34.18%) Spring
7 26 (32.91%) SQL
8 24 (30.38%) TDD
9 21 (26.58%) JavaScript
9 21 (26.58%) Puppet
10 20 (25.32%) Selenium
11 19 (24.05%) Maven
11 19 (24.05%) SOAP
12 18 (22.78%) Vagrant
13 17 (21.52%) .NET
14 16 (20.25%) JUnit
14 16 (20.25%) Hibernate
14 16 (20.25%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (20.25%) Test Automation
15 15 (18.99%) RESTful
15 15 (18.99%) Tomcat
16 14 (17.72%) Apache
16 14 (17.72%) VMware
16 14 (17.72%) JSON
16 14 (17.72%) Ajax
16 14 (17.72%) Amazon AWS
16 14 (17.72%) CentOS
16 14 (17.72%) Open Source
17 13 (16.46%) SoapUI
17 13 (16.46%) Amazon EC2

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 15 (18.99%) Tomcat
2 14 (17.72%) Apache
3 8 (10.13%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.06%) Confluence
4 4 (5.06%) Node.js
5 3 (3.80%) Oracle Spatial
6 2 (2.53%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.27%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (17.72%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (16.46%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (16.46%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.06%) Internet
2 1 (1.27%) DAB
2 1 (1.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.46%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (13.92%) SQL Server
3 8 (10.13%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (10.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (8.86%) Oracle Database
5 6 (7.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (7.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (5.06%) MySQL
6 4 (5.06%) Big Data
7 3 (3.80%) MongoDB
7 3 (3.80%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.53%) QlikView
9 1 (1.27%) SQLite
9 1 (1.27%) JasperReports
9 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (44.30%) Jenkins
2 30 (37.97%) Cucumber
3 20 (25.32%) Selenium
4 19 (24.05%) Maven
5 16 (20.25%) JUnit
6 13 (16.46%) SoapUI
7 12 (15.19%) SpecFlow
7 12 (15.19%) Subversion
8 10 (12.66%) Mockito
9 9 (11.39%) RSpec
10 7 (8.86%) JIRA
10 7 (8.86%) Eclipse
11 4 (5.06%) JMeter
11 4 (5.06%) WebDriver
11 4 (5.06%) FitNesse
11 4 (5.06%) Git (software)
11 4 (5.06%) QUnit
12 3 (3.80%) Grunt
12 3 (3.80%) Hudson
12 3 (3.80%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (7.59%) Retail
2 5 (6.33%) Marketing
3 1 (1.27%) Dutch Language
3 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (37.97%) Developer
2 19 (24.05%) Java Developer
3 11 (13.92%) Analyst
3 11 (13.92%) Test Analyst
4 9 (11.39%) Software Engineer
5 7 (8.86%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) Software Developer
6 6 (7.59%) DBA
6 6 (7.59%) Administrator
6 6 (7.59%) SQL DBA
7 5 (6.33%) Product Owner
8 4 (5.06%) Test Leader
9 3 (3.80%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) Tester
9 3 (3.80%) Front-End Developer
10 2 (2.53%) Java Software Developer
10 2 (2.53%) Architect
10 2 (2.53%) Java Software Engineer
10 2 (2.53%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (58.23%) Web Services
2 27 (34.18%) Spring
3 19 (24.05%) SOAP
4 17 (21.52%) .NET
5 16 (20.25%) Hibernate
6 15 (18.99%) RESTful
7 14 (17.72%) JSON
7 14 (17.72%) Ajax
8 11 (13.92%) CSS
9 9 (11.39%) Spring MVC
9 9 (11.39%) JPA
10 8 (10.13%) HTML
10 8 (10.13%) XML
11 6 (7.59%) ASP.NET
11 6 (7.59%) PostGIS
12 5 (6.33%) JSP
13 4 (5.06%) Struts
13 4 (5.06%) Java EE
13 4 (5.06%) Dojo
13 4 (5.06%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.72%) Open Source
2 8 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.13%) Replication
3 5 (6.33%) FMCG
3 5 (6.33%) GIS
4 3 (3.80%) Linked Data
5 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.27%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.72%) CentOS
2 13 (16.46%) Linux
3 2 (2.53%) Android
4 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (1.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (73.42%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (45.57%) Scrum
3 24 (30.38%) TDD
4 16 (20.25%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (20.25%) Test Automation
5 12 (15.19%) DevOps
6 11 (13.92%) User Stories
6 11 (13.92%) BDD
6 11 (13.92%) Software Engineering
7 10 (12.66%) MVC
8 9 (11.39%) Test Strategy
9 8 (10.13%) Data Transformation
9 8 (10.13%) Integration Testing
9 8 (10.13%) ITIL
9 8 (10.13%) PRINCE2
10 7 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (7.59%) SOA
11 6 (7.59%) ETL
11 6 (7.59%) Web Application Development
12 5 (6.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 26 (32.91%) SQL
2 21 (26.58%) JavaScript
3 10 (12.66%) C
3 10 (12.66%) C#
4 9 (11.39%) PHP
4 9 (11.39%) Ruby
5 8 (10.13%) VB
6 4 (5.06%) Python
7 3 (3.80%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.80%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.53%) C++
9 1 (1.27%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 10 (12.66%) Degree
1 10 (12.66%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.13%) BC Cleared
3 6 (7.59%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (5.06%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.80%) ISEB
6 1 (1.27%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.13%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.53%) QA
System Software
1 9 (11.39%) vCloud
2 7 (8.86%) VirtualBox
3 4 (5.06%) Docker
4 3 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (26.58%) Puppet
2 18 (22.78%) Vagrant
3 3 (3.80%) WebInspect
4 2 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (17.72%) VMware
2 13 (16.46%) EMC
3 12 (15.19%) Oracle
4 11 (13.92%) Red Hat
5 6 (7.59%) Microsoft
6 5 (6.33%) ESRI
6 5 (6.33%) Tripwire
7 1 (1.27%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.27%) JBoss
7 1 (1.27%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.27%) webMethods