The table below looks at the statistics for FindBugs skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FindBugs over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
FindBugs
Rank 601 605 579
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -26
Contract jobs citing FindBugs 27 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.008% 0.006%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.35% 0.057% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 1 1
Average daily rate £425 £350 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7623 7027 5839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.82% 13.62% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5092 4732 3679
Average daily rate £425 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 130 126
Average hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.55 £24.90 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.73 £47.50 £50.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% +2.77%

FindBugs
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing FindBugs within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

FindBugs Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

FindBugs
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing FindBugs within the UK.

FindBugs Daily Rate Trend in the UK

FindBugs
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FindBugs within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

FindBugs Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

FindBugs
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FindBugs within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
England +12 27 £425 +21.42% 2
South East - 17 £400 -
Hampshire - 14 £388 -
Winchester - 11 £400 -
London +15 9 £450 +28.57% 1
Berkshire - 3 £600 -
Reading - 3 £600 -
Chester - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

FindBugs
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing FindBugs 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 FindBugs.

1 37 (100.00%) Checkstyle
2 36 (97.30%) Java
3 28 (75.68%) Hibernate
3 28 (75.68%) Spring
3 28 (75.68%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (72.97%) Oracle
5 26 (70.27%) Subversion
6 25 (67.57%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (64.86%) JUnit
8 23 (62.16%) JIRA
9 21 (56.76%) Selenium
10 20 (54.05%) XML
11 19 (51.35%) SQL
11 19 (51.35%) Cucumber
12 18 (48.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 18 (48.65%) Apache Camel
12 18 (48.65%) ActiveMQ
12 18 (48.65%) PL/SQL
12 18 (48.65%) JBoss
13 17 (45.95%) Tomcat
13 17 (45.95%) UML
13 17 (45.95%) Gradle
13 17 (45.95%) Artifactory
14 16 (43.24%) JavaScript
14 16 (43.24%) IBM
15 15 (40.54%) Web Services
15 15 (40.54%) Unix
15 15 (40.54%) Unit Testing
15 15 (40.54%) Functional Testing
16 14 (37.84%) Mentoring

FindBugs
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing FindBugs 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 FindBugs. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (48.65%) JBoss
2 17 (45.95%) Tomcat
3 9 (24.32%) WebLogic
4 7 (18.92%) WebSphere
5 4 (10.81%) Apache
5 4 (10.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (2.70%) IBM HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) HTTP
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (35.14%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (16.22%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 37 (100.00%) Checkstyle
2 26 (70.27%) Subversion
3 24 (64.86%) JUnit
4 23 (62.16%) JIRA
5 21 (56.76%) Selenium
6 19 (51.35%) Cucumber
7 18 (48.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 17 (45.95%) Artifactory
8 17 (45.95%) Gradle
9 13 (35.14%) Maven
10 10 (27.03%) Jenkins
11 6 (16.22%) AccuRev
11 6 (16.22%) Ant
11 6 (16.22%) TestDirector
12 3 (8.11%) Cobertura
12 3 (8.11%) Hudson
12 3 (8.11%) Liquibase
12 3 (8.11%) SoapUI
12 3 (8.11%) Sonatype Nexus
13 1 (2.70%) SonarQube
General
1 13 (35.14%) Finance
2 6 (16.22%) Marketing
3 5 (13.51%) Automotive
4 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.70%) Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (83.78%) Developer
2 23 (62.16%) Java Developer
3 9 (24.32%) Oracle Developer
4 5 (13.51%) J2EE Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Applications Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Integration Specialist
5 3 (8.11%) J2EE Applications Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Java Applications Developer
5 3 (8.11%) SOA Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Software Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) Integration Developer
7 1 (2.70%) HTML Developer
7 1 (2.70%) JSP Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Lead Java Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Senior J2EE Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (75.68%) Hibernate
1 28 (75.68%) Spring
2 20 (54.05%) XML
3 18 (48.65%) ActiveMQ
3 18 (48.65%) Apache Camel
4 15 (40.54%) Web Services
5 13 (35.14%) NHibernate
6 12 (32.43%) REST
7 11 (29.73%) Entity Framework
8 10 (27.03%) Java EE
9 9 (24.32%) Ext JS
9 9 (24.32%) JMS
9 9 (24.32%) SOAP
10 7 (18.92%) JDBC
10 7 (18.92%) JSP
10 7 (18.92%) Servlets
11 6 (16.22%) HTML
11 6 (16.22%) J2EE
11 6 (16.22%) JRules
11 6 (16.22%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.70%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 15 (40.54%) Unix
2 3 (8.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (75.68%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (67.57%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (45.95%) UML
4 15 (40.54%) Functional Testing
4 15 (40.54%) Unit Testing
5 14 (37.84%) Mentoring
6 12 (32.43%) Scrum
6 12 (32.43%) Waterfall
7 11 (29.73%) Change Control
8 10 (27.03%) MVC
9 9 (24.32%) Concurrent Programming
9 9 (24.32%) Multithreading
9 9 (24.32%) OO
9 9 (24.32%) OOA/OOD
9 9 (24.32%) SDLC
10 8 (21.62%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (21.62%) Software Testing
11 7 (18.92%) TDD
12 6 (16.22%) Pair Programming
12 6 (16.22%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (97.30%) Java
2 19 (51.35%) SQL
3 18 (48.65%) PL/SQL
4 16 (43.24%) JavaScript
5 9 (24.32%) Erlang
6 3 (8.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Degree
1 3 (8.11%) OCA
1 3 (8.11%) OCP
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (5.41%) OCAJ
3 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) PCI DSS
1 9 (24.32%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (72.97%) Oracle
2 16 (43.24%) IBM
3 9 (24.32%) Atlassian
4 6 (16.22%) HP
4 6 (16.22%) Rally
5 1 (2.70%) Perforce