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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Portlet Specification (JSR 168)
Rank 580 551 574
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +23
Contract jobs citing JSR 168 8 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.010% 0.018%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.053% 0.039% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 7
Average daily rate £313 £278 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.61% +0.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £278 £328
% change year-on-year
+12.61% -15.26%
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
15092 12752 15272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.79% 26.68% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9721 7959 9018
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 359 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell - - - -
London - - - - 1
Slough - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1
England - - - - 2

JSR 168
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (100.00%) Java
2 11 (91.67%) JSR 286
3 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
4 9 (75.00%) CSS
4 9 (75.00%) Apache Solr
5 8 (66.67%) HTML
5 8 (66.67%) SOA
5 8 (66.67%) CSS3
6 7 (58.33%) RichFaces
6 7 (58.33%) Java EE
7 5 (41.67%) Open Source
8 4 (33.33%) Spring
9 3 (25.00%) Maven
9 3 (25.00%) Hibernate
9 3 (25.00%) Middleware
9 3 (25.00%) XML
10 2 (16.67%) XSL
10 2 (16.67%) Eclipse
10 2 (16.67%) JBoss
10 2 (16.67%) Workflow
10 2 (16.67%) TDD
10 2 (16.67%) jBPM
10 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (16.67%) BPMN
10 2 (16.67%) Drools
10 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
11 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
11 1 (8.33%) Spring MVC
11 1 (8.33%) Apache Flex
11 1 (8.33%) Liferay

JSR 168
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 9 (75.00%) Apache Solr
2 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (8.33%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (8.33%) Liferay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Maven
2 2 (16.67%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (91.67%) Java Developer
3 8 (66.67%) Portal Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) JSR 286
2 9 (75.00%) CSS
3 8 (66.67%) HTML
3 8 (66.67%) CSS3
4 7 (58.33%) RichFaces
4 7 (58.33%) Java EE
5 4 (33.33%) Spring
6 3 (25.00%) XML
6 3 (25.00%) Middleware
6 3 (25.00%) Hibernate
7 2 (16.67%) XSL
7 2 (16.67%) jBPM
7 2 (16.67%) Drools
8 1 (8.33%) Spring MVC
8 1 (8.33%) Apache Flex
8 1 (8.33%) XSLT
8 1 (8.33%) J2EE
8 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (16.67%) Workflow
2 2 (16.67%) TDD
2 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (16.67%) BPMN
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) B2B
3 1 (8.33%) B2C
3 1 (8.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Java
2 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) JBoss
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle