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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java CAPS
Rank 613 576 -
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -
Contract jobs citing JCAPS 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.004% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.010% 0.022% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £300 -
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
10235 9223 10237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.71% 17.50% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6174 5458 5741
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 369 508
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.47 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.70 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 12 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 23 September 2014. 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 -20 1 - -
East of England - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
South East - - - -

JCAPS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 8 (66.67%) .NET
1 8 (66.67%) Middleware
2 7 (58.33%) MVC
2 7 (58.33%) Scrum
2 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
2 7 (58.33%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (58.33%) C#
2 7 (58.33%) Web Services
2 7 (58.33%) MSMQ
2 7 (58.33%) JMS
2 7 (58.33%) EAI
2 7 (58.33%) SOA
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) TDD
2 7 (58.33%) Maven
2 7 (58.33%) WCF
2 7 (58.33%) Kanban
2 7 (58.33%) REST
2 7 (58.33%) RavenDB
2 7 (58.33%) NServiceBus
2 7 (58.33%) TeamCity
2 7 (58.33%) Apache Solr
2 7 (58.33%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
4 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (25.00%) NUnit
5 2 (16.67%) HL7
5 2 (16.67%) NHS
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle

JCAPS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 7 (58.33%) BizTalk Server
1 7 (58.33%) Apache Solr
1 7 (58.33%) NServiceBus
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
1 7 (58.33%) RavenDB
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) DTS
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
1 7 (58.33%) Maven
1 7 (58.33%) TeamCity
2 3 (25.00%) NUnit
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 7 (58.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Delphi Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) .NET
1 8 (66.67%) Middleware
2 7 (58.33%) WCF
2 7 (58.33%) REST
2 7 (58.33%) Web Services
2 7 (58.33%) MSMQ
2 7 (58.33%) JMS
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) EAI
1 7 (58.33%) SOA
1 7 (58.33%) MVC
1 7 (58.33%) Scrum
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (58.33%) TDD
1 7 (58.33%) Kanban
1 7 (58.33%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
3 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Document Management
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (8.33%) VB
3 1 (8.33%) VB6
3 1 (8.33%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) LiteSpeed
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) CommVault