The table below looks at the statistics for JSR 168 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JSR 168 over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Portlet Specification (JSR 168)
Rank 660 646 616
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -30
Contract jobs citing JSR 168 1 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.027% 0.014%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.006% 0.098% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 4
Median daily rate £316 £475 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.47% +34.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £316 £475 £330
% change year-on-year
-33.47% +43.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
16193 16315 15394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.70% 27.91% 27.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11229 11015 9789
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 286 218
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.97 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £55.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +15.44%

JSR 168
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing JSR 168 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JSR 168 within the UK over the 3 months to 24 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -13 1 £316 -33.47%
Slough - 1 £316 -
Berkshire - 1 £316 -
South East - 1 £316 -

JSR 168
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing JSR 168 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for JSR 168.

1 7 (63.64%) Java
2 6 (54.55%) J2EE
2 6 (54.55%) Liferay
3 4 (36.36%) Spring
3 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 4 (36.36%) HTML
4 3 (27.27%) Middleware
4 3 (27.27%) Hibernate
4 3 (27.27%) Struts
4 3 (27.27%) Web Services
4 3 (27.27%) CSS
4 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 3 (27.27%) Spring Web Flow
4 3 (27.27%) Open Source
5 2 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (18.18%) JSR 286
5 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Portal
5 2 (18.18%) Content Management
5 2 (18.18%) Jython
5 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
5 2 (18.18%) JSF
5 2 (18.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (18.18%) Marketing
5 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
5 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (18.18%) IBM
5 2 (18.18%) Python
5 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (18.18%) SAP

JSR 168
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (54.55%) Liferay
2 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
2 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (9.09%) Alfresco
3 1 (9.09%) Apache
3 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
1 1 (9.09%) Gradle
1 1 (9.09%) IntelliJ
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
1 1 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 2 (18.18%) Electronics
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
1 2 (18.18%) Marketing
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Architect
3 4 (36.36%) Java Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Designer
4 2 (18.18%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Portal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) J2EE
2 4 (36.36%) HTML
2 4 (36.36%) Spring
3 3 (27.27%) CSS
3 3 (27.27%) Hibernate
3 3 (27.27%) Middleware
3 3 (27.27%) Spring Web Flow
3 3 (27.27%) Struts
3 3 (27.27%) Web Services
4 2 (18.18%) JSF
4 2 (18.18%) JSR 286
5 1 (9.09%) Servlets
5 1 (9.09%) Velocity
5 1 (9.09%) XHTML
5 1 (9.09%) XML
5 1 (9.09%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
1 3 (27.27%) Open Source
1 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
2 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (18.18%) Content Management
2 2 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 1 (9.09%) Extreme Programming
3 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
3 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
3 1 (9.09%) MVC
3 1 (9.09%) Pair Programming
3 1 (9.09%) Quality Management
3 1 (9.09%) TDD
3 1 (9.09%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) Jython
3 2 (18.18%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) Groovy
4 1 (9.09%) Scala
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) IBM
1 2 (18.18%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) GigaSpaces