The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Portlet Specification (JSR 168)
Rank 568 556 573
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +17
Contract jobs citing JSR 168 12 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.025% 0.024%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.081% 0.091% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 13
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£413 £438 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £278 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £290 -
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14863 14244 14823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.60% 27.94% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9592 9051 9048
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 297 366
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.20 £18.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £44.95
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
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 7 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 23 July 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 -16 11 £413 -5.71%
London +4 10 £450 -
Berkshire - 1 £375 -
City of London - 1 - -
South East - 1 £375 -
Slough - - - -
Bracknell - - - -

JSR 168
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 20 (100.00%) Java
2 14 (70.00%) SOA
3 13 (65.00%) Spring
4 10 (50.00%) JSR 286
4 10 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 9 (45.00%) HTML
5 9 (45.00%) Struts
5 9 (45.00%) JSP
5 9 (45.00%) JSF
5 9 (45.00%) Ajax
6 8 (40.00%) WSRP
6 8 (40.00%) CSS
6 8 (40.00%) J2EE
7 7 (35.00%) Apache Solr
7 7 (35.00%) CSS3
8 6 (30.00%) Open Source
9 5 (25.00%) RichFaces
9 5 (25.00%) Java EE
10 4 (20.00%) Hibernate
11 3 (15.00%) Middleware
11 3 (15.00%) XML
11 3 (15.00%) TDD
11 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (10.00%) BPMN
12 2 (10.00%) WebSphere Portal
12 2 (10.00%) Drools
12 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
12 2 (10.00%) Maven
12 2 (10.00%) jBPM
12 2 (10.00%) WebSphere

JSR 168
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 7 (35.00%) Apache Solr
2 2 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.00%) WebSphere Portal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) MySQL
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Ant
1 2 (10.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (10.00%) Maven
2 1 (5.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) Gradle
2 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (5.00%) Back Office
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (80.00%) Developer
2 11 (55.00%) Java Developer
2 11 (55.00%) Portal Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) WebSphere Portal Developer
4 2 (10.00%) WebSphere Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior WebSphere Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior WebSphere Portal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (65.00%) Spring
2 10 (50.00%) JSR 286
3 9 (45.00%) JSF
3 9 (45.00%) Ajax
3 9 (45.00%) HTML
3 9 (45.00%) JSP
3 9 (45.00%) Struts
4 8 (40.00%) J2EE
4 8 (40.00%) CSS
4 8 (40.00%) WSRP
5 7 (35.00%) CSS3
6 5 (25.00%) RichFaces
6 5 (25.00%) Java EE
7 4 (20.00%) Hibernate
8 3 (15.00%) Middleware
8 3 (15.00%) XML
9 2 (10.00%) XSL
9 2 (10.00%) J2SE
9 2 (10.00%) jBPM
9 2 (10.00%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) SOA
2 3 (15.00%) TDD
2 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (10.00%) BPMN
3 2 (10.00%) Workflow
3 2 (10.00%) Scrum
3 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.00%) MVC
4 1 (5.00%) BDD
4 1 (5.00%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) Java
2 10 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) Groovy
3 1 (5.00%) Scala
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle
1 2 (10.00%) JBoss
1 2 (10.00%) IBM