The table below looks at the statistics for POJO skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited POJO over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
POJO (Plain Old Java Object)
Rank 655 628 617
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -11
Contract jobs citing POJO 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.005% 0.002%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.019% 0.020% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £413 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 - -
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
15413 14955 14841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.57% 26.78% 27.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10766 9686 9710
Average daily rate £413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 202 204
Average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

POJO
Jobs Demand Trend

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

POJO Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

POJO
Daily Rate Trend

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

POJO Daily Rate Trend in the UK

POJO
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing POJO within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Chester +2 3 £413 -
Cheshire -3 3 £413 -
North West -5 3 £413 -
England -29 3 £413 -

POJO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing POJO 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 POJO.

1 9 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (88.89%) Web Services
2 8 (88.89%) Apache Camel
3 7 (77.78%) Finance
4 5 (55.56%) Banking
4 5 (55.56%) JBoss
4 5 (55.56%) Apache
4 5 (55.56%) Tomcat
4 5 (55.56%) Multithreading
4 5 (55.56%) Concurrent Programming
5 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
5 4 (44.44%) XML
5 4 (44.44%) J2EE
5 4 (44.44%) Oracle
5 4 (44.44%) PL/SQL
5 4 (44.44%) SQL
5 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (44.44%) Spring
6 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 3 (33.33%) AOP
6 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
6 3 (33.33%) JIRA
6 3 (33.33%) Selenium
6 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
6 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (33.33%) JAX-WS
6 3 (33.33%) TDD
6 3 (33.33%) Subversion
6 3 (33.33%) Extreme Programming

POJO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing POJO 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 POJO. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (55.56%) Apache
1 5 (55.56%) JBoss
1 5 (55.56%) Tomcat
2 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (11.11%) NetWeaver
3 1 (11.11%) SAP Portal
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Endur
2 1 (11.11%) ION MarketView
2 1 (11.11%) SAP CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 3 (33.33%) JIRA
1 3 (33.33%) JUnit
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
1 3 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (11.11%) NWDS
General
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Front Office
3 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
1 6 (66.67%) Java Developer
2 2 (22.22%) J2EE Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Commodities Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) SAP Technical Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) Apache Camel
1 8 (88.89%) Web Services
2 4 (44.44%) J2EE
2 4 (44.44%) Spring
2 4 (44.44%) XML
3 3 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (33.33%) JAXB
3 3 (33.33%) JAX-WS
3 3 (33.33%) JDBC
3 3 (33.33%) Middleware
3 3 (33.33%) SOAP
3 3 (33.33%) WSDL
3 3 (33.33%) XSLT
4 2 (22.22%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (11.11%) Ajax
5 1 (11.11%) JMS
5 1 (11.11%) JSF
5 1 (11.11%) JSON
5 1 (11.11%) Spring MVC
5 1 (11.11%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Concurrent Programming
1 5 (55.56%) Multithreading
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) AOP
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (33.33%) Electronic Trading
3 3 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
3 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Kanban
3 3 (33.33%) OO
3 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 3 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (22.22%) Low Latency
4 2 (22.22%) MVC
5 1 (11.11%) B2B
5 1 (11.11%) CRM
5 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) PL/SQL
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) ABAP
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) IBM
2 3 (33.33%) OpenLink
3 2 (22.22%) TIBCO
4 1 (11.11%) ION Trading
4 1 (11.11%) SAP