The table below looks at the statistics for JCAPS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JCAPS over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Oracle Java CAPS
Rank 613 594 574
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -20
Contract jobs citing JCAPS 6 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.014% 0.010%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.064% 0.077% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 5
Average daily rate - £470 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +34.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £470 £381
% change year-on-year
- +23.27%
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 Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9427 9135 8717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.33% 18.03% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6123 5679 5159
Average daily rate £410 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £249 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 313 310
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.75 £38.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

JCAPS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing JCAPS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

JCAPS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

JCAPS
Daily Rate Trend

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

JCAPS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

JCAPS
Hourly Rate Trend

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

JCAPS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

JCAPS
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JCAPS within the UK over the 3 months to 5 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
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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 -1 6 - -
London -3 5 - -
Manchester -16 1 - -
North West -17 1 - -

JCAPS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing JCAPS 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 JCAPS.

1 10 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (90.00%) Middleware
3 7 (70.00%) Oracle
3 7 (70.00%) XML
4 6 (60.00%) JMS
5 4 (40.00%) Mule
5 4 (40.00%) Banking
5 4 (40.00%) Finance
5 4 (40.00%) FpML
5 4 (40.00%) Web Services
5 4 (40.00%) Control-M
5 4 (40.00%) Unix
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (40.00%) Sybase
5 4 (40.00%) DB2
6 3 (30.00%) SQL
6 3 (30.00%) SOA
6 3 (30.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (20.00%) Talend
7 2 (20.00%) Low Latency
7 2 (20.00%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (20.00%) REST
7 2 (20.00%) Mule ESB
7 2 (20.00%) SDLC
7 2 (20.00%) Spring
7 2 (20.00%) Java EE
7 2 (20.00%) XPath
7 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (20.00%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (20.00%) TDD

JCAPS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing JCAPS 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 JCAPS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (40.00%) Mule
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (20.00%) Apache ServiceMix
3 2 (20.00%) JBoss
3 2 (20.00%) Mule ESB
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle BPEL
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) BusinessWorks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) DB2
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (40.00%) Banking
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) JCAPS Developer
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle Developer
3 4 (40.00%) XML Developer
4 3 (30.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (20.00%) Middleware Developer
5 2 (20.00%) Middleware Engineer
5 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (10.00%) Consultant
6 1 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) Middleware
2 7 (70.00%) XML
3 6 (60.00%) JMS
4 4 (40.00%) FpML
4 4 (40.00%) Web Services
5 2 (20.00%) Java EE
5 2 (20.00%) REST
5 2 (20.00%) SOAP
5 2 (20.00%) Spring
5 2 (20.00%) XSLT
6 1 (10.00%) Ajax
6 1 (10.00%) CSS
6 1 (10.00%) EJB
6 1 (10.00%) GWT
6 1 (10.00%) HTML
6 1 (10.00%) J2EE
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) SOA
2 2 (20.00%) EAI
2 2 (20.00%) Low Latency
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) SDLC
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) BPEL
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) XPath
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) Sybase
3 2 (20.00%) Talend
3 2 (20.00%) TIBCO
3 2 (20.00%) webMethods