The table below looks at the statistics for the Java Consultant role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Consultant
Rank 559 551 527
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Java Consultant 18 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.014% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.016% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 8
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£410 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £336 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £355 £300
% change year-on-year
+21.12% +18.33%
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 Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46978 45024 42156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.46% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29483 26863 23894
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1824 1987 2469
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.15 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% -7.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Java Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Java Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Java Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

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

Java Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Java Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Java Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Java Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java Consultant within the UK.

Java Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Java Consultant
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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
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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 -9 18 £410 -8.88% 7
South West - 4 £400 -
East of England - 4 £450 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £450 -
South East - 3 £493 -
London -10 2 £240 -46.66% 7
North West -11 2 - -
North East - 2 £275 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £400 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £275 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £275 -
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £575 -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 5
Stevenage - - - -
Woking - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Scotland - - - -

Java Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Java Consultant in their job title 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 with Java Consultant in their job title.

1 38 (100.00%) Java
2 16 (42.11%) J2EE
3 14 (36.84%) Spring
4 13 (34.21%) Web Services
5 12 (31.58%) Oracle
6 11 (28.95%) JavaScript
6 11 (28.95%) SOAP
6 11 (28.95%) Security Cleared
7 10 (26.32%) SC Cleared
7 10 (26.32%) REST
8 9 (23.68%) JUnit
9 8 (21.05%) JSON
10 7 (18.42%) TDD
10 7 (18.42%) MVC
11 6 (15.79%) Banking
11 6 (15.79%) Maven
11 6 (15.79%) JBoss
11 6 (15.79%) Linux
11 6 (15.79%) HTML
11 6 (15.79%) SQL
12 5 (13.16%) XML
12 5 (13.16%) CSS
12 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (13.16%) Finance
12 5 (13.16%) Hibernate
12 5 (13.16%) BDD
13 4 (10.53%) Apache Camel
13 4 (10.53%) Ajax
13 4 (10.53%) jQuery
13 4 (10.53%) Integration Testing

Java Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Java Consultant in their job title 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 with Java Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (15.79%) JBoss
2 4 (10.53%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.26%) Sonic ESB
3 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.63%) ColdFusion
4 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.63%) AquaLogic
4 1 (2.63%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (2.63%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.63%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) GitHub
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) HTTP
2 2 (5.26%) SSH
2 2 (5.26%) LDAP
2 2 (5.26%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) MySQL
2 1 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (23.68%) JUnit
2 6 (15.79%) Maven
3 4 (10.53%) Eclipse
4 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.26%) TestNG
5 2 (5.26%) Ant
6 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (2.63%) JIRA
6 1 (2.63%) Subversion
6 1 (2.63%) Xcode
6 1 (2.63%) Introscope
6 1 (2.63%) Gradle
6 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.63%) Grunt
6 1 (2.63%) QUnit
6 1 (2.63%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (2.63%) Hudson
6 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (15.79%) Banking
2 5 (13.16%) Finance
3 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.26%) Marketing
5 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.63%) Publishing
5 1 (2.63%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (42.11%) J2EE
2 14 (36.84%) Spring
3 13 (34.21%) Web Services
4 11 (28.95%) SOAP
5 10 (26.32%) REST
6 8 (21.05%) JSON
7 6 (15.79%) HTML
8 5 (13.16%) XML
8 5 (13.16%) CSS
8 5 (13.16%) Hibernate
9 4 (10.53%) Apache Camel
9 4 (10.53%) Ajax
9 4 (10.53%) jQuery
10 3 (7.89%) J2SE
10 3 (7.89%) JSP
10 3 (7.89%) Struts
10 3 (7.89%) GWT
10 3 (7.89%) Ext JS
10 3 (7.89%) Java EE
10 3 (7.89%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.26%) Open Source
2 2 (5.26%) Fixed Income
2 2 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.63%) DTV
3 1 (2.63%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.63%) Market Risk
3 1 (2.63%) Derivative
3 1 (2.63%) Clustering
3 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.42%) TDD
1 7 (18.42%) MVC
2 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (13.16%) BDD
3 4 (10.53%) Integration Testing
3 4 (10.53%) OO
3 4 (10.53%) SOA
4 3 (7.89%) Web Development
5 2 (5.26%) Web Application Development
5 2 (5.26%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.26%) UML
6 1 (2.63%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.63%) CRM
6 1 (2.63%) EAI
6 1 (2.63%) Data Modelling
6 1 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.63%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (2.63%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (2.63%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.63%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (100.00%) Java
2 11 (28.95%) JavaScript
3 6 (15.79%) SQL
4 2 (5.26%) XPath
4 2 (5.26%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.63%) C
5 1 (2.63%) C#
5 1 (2.63%) C++
5 1 (2.63%) Perl
5 1 (2.63%) PHP
5 1 (2.63%) VB
5 1 (2.63%) VB6
5 1 (2.63%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 11 (28.95%) Security Cleared
2 10 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Sun Certification
3 1 (2.63%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) CA SiteMinder
1 1 (2.63%) OpenView
1 1 (2.63%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Oracle
2 4 (10.53%) Informatica
3 3 (7.89%) Google
3 3 (7.89%) Sencha
4 2 (5.26%) GoldenSource
4 2 (5.26%) Pega
4 2 (5.26%) SAP
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.63%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.63%) Sun
5 1 (2.63%) HP
5 1 (2.63%) CA
5 1 (2.63%) Siebel
5 1 (2.63%) Splunk