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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java CAPS
Rank 587 589 558
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -31
Contract jobs citing JCAPS 7 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.020% 0.002%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.069% 0.11% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 1
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£338 £325 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -31.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 -
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
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
10151 9676 8512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.22% 17.52% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6162 5939 4805
Average daily rate £390 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 314 420
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.60 £19.62
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% -5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £12.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JCAPS within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

JCAPS Daily Rate Histogram 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 8 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 24 April 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 -5 7 £338 +3.84%
North West -21 4 £300 +13.20%
St Helens +2 2 £283 +6.60%
Manchester -13 2 £375 +11.94%
Merseyside -18 2 £283 +13.00%
South East -8 1 £470 +44.61%
Reading - 1 £470 -
Berkshire - 1 £470 -

JCAPS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) Oracle
2 12 (85.71%) Java
3 10 (71.43%) Oracle Fusion
4 7 (50.00%) WebLogic
4 7 (50.00%) Middleware
5 6 (42.86%) Finance
6 5 (35.71%) MQSeries
6 5 (35.71%) EAI
6 5 (35.71%) EJB
6 5 (35.71%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database
7 4 (28.57%) SQL
7 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
7 4 (28.57%) Migration
7 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (21.43%) HL7
8 3 (21.43%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (21.43%) Hibernate
8 3 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (21.43%) NHS
8 3 (21.43%) SOA
8 3 (21.43%) J2EE
8 3 (21.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (14.29%) Open Source
9 2 (14.29%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (14.29%) Database Mirroring
9 2 (14.29%) MuleSoft
9 2 (14.29%) Mule ESB
9 2 (14.29%) Neverfail

JCAPS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 5 (35.71%) MQSeries
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (14.29%) Mule ESB
4 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle BPEL
4 2 (14.29%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (14.29%) MySQL
3 2 (14.29%) DB2
4 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Ant
1 2 (14.29%) Subversion
1 2 (14.29%) Maven
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Architect
2 5 (35.71%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (28.57%) Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Middleware Architect
5 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Database Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Technical Architect
6 1 (7.14%) JCAPS Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle Solutions Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (7.14%) Programmer
6 1 (7.14%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) Oracle Fusion
2 7 (50.00%) Middleware
3 5 (35.71%) EJB
4 3 (21.43%) Hibernate
4 3 (21.43%) J2EE
5 2 (14.29%) Web Services
5 2 (14.29%) .NET
5 2 (14.29%) JavaBeans
5 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 2 (14.29%) Spring
6 1 (7.14%) EJB 3.0
6 1 (7.14%) JMS
6 1 (7.14%) XML
6 1 (7.14%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (21.43%) NHS
3 2 (14.29%) Open Source
3 2 (14.29%) Mainframe
3 2 (14.29%) Clustering
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) EAI
2 4 (28.57%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) SOA
4 2 (14.29%) Database Mirroring
4 2 (14.29%) BPEL
4 2 (14.29%) Process Management
5 1 (7.14%) Release Management
5 1 (7.14%) Change Control
5 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) UML
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) MuleSoft
2 2 (14.29%) Neverfail
2 2 (14.29%) TIBCO
2 2 (14.29%) webMethods