The table below looks at the statistics for jMock skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited jMock over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
jMock
Rank 550 523 514
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -9
Contract jobs citing jMock 42 47 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.092% 0.096%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.58% 0.79% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 29 28
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£575 £563 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
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
7223 5965 5730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.32% 11.65% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4980 3815 3554
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 148 226
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £20.35 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.40 £45.30 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

jMock
Jobs Demand Trend

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

jMock Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

jMock
Daily Rate Trend

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

jMock Daily Rate Trend in the UK

jMock
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing jMock within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

jMock Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

jMock
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing jMock within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 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 -40 34 £600 +6.66% 13
London -1 29 £600 +6.66% 4
Berkshire -1 3 £456 -
South East -28 3 £456 - 4
Reading - 3 £456 -
City of London -1 2 £608 +5.65% 2
South West - 1 £375 -
Wiltshire - 1 £375 -
Faversham - - - -
Kent - - - - 3
Surrey - - - - 1

jMock
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing jMock 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 jMock.

1 73 (93.59%) Java
2 71 (91.03%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (67.95%) Hibernate
4 50 (64.10%) TDD
5 49 (62.82%) Oracle
6 48 (61.54%) Relational Database
7 45 (57.69%) JUnit
8 42 (53.85%) JavaScript
9 41 (52.56%) OO
9 41 (52.56%) Continuous Integration
10 38 (48.72%) Linux
11 37 (47.44%) Pair Programming
12 35 (44.87%) Scrum
13 34 (43.59%) Spring
14 33 (42.31%) Banking
15 30 (38.46%) RDBMS
16 28 (35.90%) Python
16 28 (35.90%) SQL
16 28 (35.90%) Investment Banking
17 27 (34.62%) Maven
17 27 (34.62%) J2SE
18 26 (33.33%) OOD
18 26 (33.33%) Unit Testing
19 25 (32.05%) User Stories
19 25 (32.05%) Technical Analysis
20 24 (30.77%) Web Development
20 24 (30.77%) XML
21 23 (29.49%) Web Services
22 21 (26.92%) UNIX
22 21 (26.92%) Finance

jMock
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing jMock 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 jMock. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (20.51%) Tomcat
2 14 (17.95%) Apache
3 10 (12.82%) JBoss
4 7 (8.97%) Jetty
5 4 (5.13%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (1.28%) Alfresco
6 1 (1.28%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (1.28%) Documentum
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.97%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.69%) HTTP
2 4 (5.13%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (1.28%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (61.54%) Relational Database
2 30 (38.46%) RDBMS
3 6 (7.69%) DB2
4 4 (5.13%) Oracle Database
4 4 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.85%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.28%) Redis
7 1 (1.28%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.28%) MySQL
7 1 (1.28%) IDOL
7 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 45 (57.69%) JUnit
2 27 (34.62%) Maven
3 20 (25.64%) Mockito
4 17 (21.79%) Git (software)
5 10 (12.82%) EasyMock
6 8 (10.26%) TeamCity
6 8 (10.26%) FitNesse
6 8 (10.26%) Hudson
6 8 (10.26%) Jenkins
7 7 (8.97%) JIRA
8 6 (7.69%) Ant
9 4 (5.13%) DbUnit
9 4 (5.13%) CruiseControl
9 4 (5.13%) Subversion
10 3 (3.85%) Eclipse
11 2 (2.56%) IntelliJ
11 2 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (1.28%) Mercurial
12 1 (1.28%) JBehave
12 1 (1.28%) WebDriver
General
1 33 (42.31%) Banking
2 28 (35.90%) Investment Banking
3 21 (26.92%) Finance
4 7 (8.97%) Front Office
5 2 (2.56%) Legal
6 1 (1.28%) Advertising
6 1 (1.28%) Games
6 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 76 (97.44%) Developer
2 63 (80.77%) Java Developer
3 20 (25.64%) Agile Java Developer
4 14 (17.95%) Senior Java Developer
4 14 (17.95%) Senior Developer
5 4 (5.13%) Python Developer
6 2 (2.56%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (2.56%) Programmer
6 2 (2.56%) Analyst
6 2 (2.56%) Java Analyst Programmer
6 2 (2.56%) Developer Analyst
6 2 (2.56%) Java Programmer
6 2 (2.56%) Android Developer
7 1 (1.28%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (1.28%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (1.28%) Scala Developer
7 1 (1.28%) Java/J2EE Architect
7 1 (1.28%) Architect
7 1 (1.28%) Technical Leader
7 1 (1.28%) J2EE Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (67.95%) Hibernate
2 34 (43.59%) Spring
3 27 (34.62%) J2SE
4 24 (30.77%) XML
5 23 (29.49%) Web Services
6 14 (17.95%) SOAP
7 13 (16.67%) J2EE
8 12 (15.38%) JDBC
8 12 (15.38%) RESTful
9 10 (12.82%) REST
10 9 (11.54%) JMS
10 9 (11.54%) XML Schema
11 8 (10.26%) JSON
11 8 (10.26%) iBATIS
12 7 (8.97%) OpenSocial
13 6 (7.69%) jQuery
14 5 (6.41%) HTML
15 4 (5.13%) Spring MVC
15 4 (5.13%) ActiveMQ
15 4 (5.13%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.79%) Computer Science
2 8 (10.26%) Data Structures
3 6 (7.69%) Derivative
3 6 (7.69%) Equity Derivative
3 6 (7.69%) N-Tier
4 5 (6.41%) Fixed Income
4 5 (6.41%) Credit Risk
4 5 (6.41%) Market Risk
5 3 (3.85%) Reference Data
6 2 (2.56%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.28%) User Experience
7 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.28%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.28%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.28%) Open Source
7 1 (1.28%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.28%) Equities
7 1 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 38 (48.72%) Linux
2 21 (26.92%) UNIX
3 2 (2.56%) Windows
3 2 (2.56%) Android
4 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (91.03%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (64.10%) TDD
3 41 (52.56%) OO
3 41 (52.56%) Continuous Integration
4 37 (47.44%) Pair Programming
5 35 (44.87%) Scrum
6 26 (33.33%) OOD
6 26 (33.33%) Unit Testing
7 25 (32.05%) User Stories
7 25 (32.05%) Technical Analysis
8 24 (30.77%) Web Development
9 13 (16.67%) Kanban
10 12 (15.38%) Refactoring
10 12 (15.38%) Multithreading
11 10 (12.82%) Low Latency
11 10 (12.82%) SOA
12 8 (10.26%) Extreme Programming
13 7 (8.97%) Performance Tuning
14 6 (7.69%) Software Engineering
14 6 (7.69%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 73 (93.59%) Java
2 42 (53.85%) JavaScript
3 28 (35.90%) SQL
3 28 (35.90%) Python
4 4 (5.13%) VBA
5 2 (2.56%) C#
5 2 (2.56%) C++
6 1 (1.28%) Scala
6 1 (1.28%) R
6 1 (1.28%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (14.10%) Degree
2 2 (2.56%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) ZABBIX
1 3 (3.85%) Hyperic
1 3 (3.85%) logstash
Vendors
1 49 (62.82%) Oracle
2 3 (3.85%) Sybase
2 3 (3.85%) VMware
3 2 (2.56%) GoldenSource
3 2 (2.56%) Perforce
4 1 (1.28%) Trapeze
4 1 (1.28%) Adobe
4 1 (1.28%) EMC
4 1 (1.28%) Interwoven
4 1 (1.28%) Red Hat