The table below looks at the statistics for JSR 168 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JSR 168 over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Portlet Specification (JSR 168)
Rank 606 580 600
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +20
Contract jobs citing JSR 168 6 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.011% 0.007%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.038% 0.039% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
Average daily rate
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£332 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £363 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £469 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.83% +29.16%
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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15650 15213 15616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.17% 28.83% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10137 9787 9367
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 266 374
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

JSR 168
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing JSR 168 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

JSR 168 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

JSR 168
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing JSR 168 within the UK.

JSR 168 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

JSR 168
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JSR 168 within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

JSR 168 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

JSR 168
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing JSR 168 within the UK.

JSR 168 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

JSR 168
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 JSR 168 within the UK over the 3 months to 19 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 -8 5 £332 -23.13%
Berkshire +9 3 £330 -12.00%
South East +6 3 £330 -12.00%
Slough - 3 £330 -
London +14 2 £450 -4.00%
Bracknell - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Isleworth - - - -

JSR 168
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing JSR 168 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 JSR 168.

1 15 (100.00%) Java
2 14 (93.33%) Spring
3 12 (80.00%) Struts
4 10 (66.67%) J2EE
5 9 (60.00%) JSP
5 9 (60.00%) JSF
5 9 (60.00%) Ajax
6 8 (53.33%) WSRP
6 8 (53.33%) SOA
7 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
8 5 (33.33%) Open Source
8 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (33.33%) HTML
9 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
9 4 (26.67%) XHTML
9 4 (26.67%) XML
9 4 (26.67%) XSLT
9 4 (26.67%) Servlets
9 4 (26.67%) MVC
9 4 (26.67%) TDD
9 4 (26.67%) Pair Programming
9 4 (26.67%) Velocity
9 4 (26.67%) JIRA
9 4 (26.67%) Scala
9 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (26.67%) Groovy
9 4 (26.67%) Gradle
9 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
10 3 (20.00%) Alfresco
10 3 (20.00%) Liferay

JSR 168
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing JSR 168 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 JSR 168. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (20.00%) Alfresco
1 3 (20.00%) Liferay
1 3 (20.00%) Apache
1 3 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Portal
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (13.33%) MySQL
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) JIRA
1 4 (26.67%) Gradle
1 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (20.00%) Subversion
2 3 (20.00%) Eclipse
2 3 (20.00%) IntelliJ
3 2 (13.33%) Ant
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.67%) Publishing
1 1 (6.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Java Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Portal Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Developer
4 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Portal Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior WebSphere Portal Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (93.33%) Spring
2 12 (80.00%) Struts
3 10 (66.67%) J2EE
4 9 (60.00%) JSP
4 9 (60.00%) JSF
4 9 (60.00%) Ajax
5 8 (53.33%) WSRP
6 5 (33.33%) HTML
7 4 (26.67%) XHTML
7 4 (26.67%) XML
7 4 (26.67%) XSLT
7 4 (26.67%) Servlets
7 4 (26.67%) Velocity
8 2 (13.33%) J2SE
8 2 (13.33%) Hibernate
8 2 (13.33%) JSR 286
9 1 (6.67%) REST
9 1 (6.67%) WebCenter
9 1 (6.67%) JSON
9 1 (6.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) SOA
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
3 4 (26.67%) MVC
3 4 (26.67%) TDD
3 4 (26.67%) Pair Programming
3 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) Quality Management
5 2 (13.33%) Extreme Programming
5 2 (13.33%) Web Application Development
6 1 (6.67%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (26.67%) Scala
3 4 (26.67%) Groovy
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) GigaSpaces
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) IBM