The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java 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
Rank 6 22 5
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -17
Contract jobs citing Java 130 34 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 16.86% 6.16% 13.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.53% 18.18% 40.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 27 41
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£350 £275 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -19.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £369 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £145.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Java
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Programming Languages Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
313 187 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 40.60% 33.88% 32.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 134 100
Average daily rate £325 £286 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.53% -11.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 11
Average hourly rate £21.80 £13.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.48% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £11.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.08 £16.45 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java across the Wales region.

Java Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Wales region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java across the Wales region.

Java Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Java
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the Wales region 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
South Wales +12 71 £325 +18.18% 35
West Wales +6 30 £420 +33.33% 12
North Wales - - - -
Mid Wales - - - -
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Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Java 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 Java.

1 190 (63.55%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (43.81%) Web Services
3 129 (43.14%) TDD
4 113 (37.79%) Spring
5 93 (31.10%) BDD
6 92 (30.77%) Security Cleared
7 83 (27.76%) Scrum
8 81 (27.09%) XML
8 81 (27.09%) SC Cleared
9 79 (26.42%) Open Source
10 77 (25.75%) SQL
10 77 (25.75%) J2EE
11 73 (24.41%) Selenium
12 68 (22.74%) Scala
13 67 (22.41%) Hibernate
14 62 (20.74%) Maven
14 62 (20.74%) SOAP
15 60 (20.07%) OO
15 60 (20.07%) Subversion
16 55 (18.39%) JUnit
16 55 (18.39%) Jenkins
17 47 (15.72%) HTML
18 46 (15.38%) XSLT
18 46 (15.38%) REST
19 45 (15.05%) JavaScript
19 45 (15.05%) JIRA
20 44 (14.72%) Relational Database
21 43 (14.38%) Ant
22 42 (14.05%) WebDriver
23 41 (13.71%) MongoDB

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Java 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 Java. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 31 (10.37%) FileNet
2 25 (8.36%) SharePoint
3 24 (8.03%) WebSphere
4 15 (5.02%) WebLogic
4 15 (5.02%) Confluence
5 8 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (2.68%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.01%) IIS
7 4 (1.34%) Apache
8 2 (0.67%) Mule
8 2 (0.67%) Node.js
8 2 (0.67%) Documentum
8 2 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.33%) MediaWiki
9 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.33%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (0.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.67%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 27 (9.03%) Cloud Computing
1 27 (9.03%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.34%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.01%) AMQP
2 9 (3.01%) HTTP
3 2 (0.67%) SSL
3 2 (0.67%) Internet
4 1 (0.33%) Network Security
4 1 (0.33%) LDAP
4 1 (0.33%) Firewall
4 1 (0.33%) IPsec
4 1 (0.33%) OSPF
4 1 (0.33%) BGP
4 1 (0.33%) EIGRP
4 1 (0.33%) VPN
4 1 (0.33%) LAN
4 1 (0.33%) WAN
4 1 (0.33%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (14.72%) Relational Database
2 41 (13.71%) MongoDB
3 35 (11.71%) SQL Server
4 27 (9.03%) CouchDB
5 22 (7.36%) RDBMS
6 19 (6.35%) NoSQL
7 15 (5.02%) Apache Cassandra
8 13 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (3.01%) MySQL
10 8 (2.68%) DB2
11 7 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (2.01%) Oracle Database
13 3 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (1.00%) Hadoop
13 3 (1.00%) Pentaho
14 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
15 1 (0.33%) InterSystems Cache
15 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
15 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
15 1 (0.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 73 (24.41%) Selenium
2 62 (20.74%) Maven
3 60 (20.07%) Subversion
4 55 (18.39%) JUnit
4 55 (18.39%) Jenkins
5 45 (15.05%) JIRA
6 43 (14.38%) Ant
7 42 (14.05%) WebDriver
8 27 (9.03%) Bugzilla
8 27 (9.03%) JMeter
9 26 (8.70%) TestNG
10 25 (8.36%) Team Foundation Server
11 23 (7.69%) TortoiseSVN
12 18 (6.02%) Hudson
13 15 (5.02%) Apache Ivy
14 9 (3.01%) Eclipse
14 9 (3.01%) Cucumber
14 9 (3.01%) Git (software)
15 6 (2.01%) JBehave
16 5 (1.67%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 34 (11.37%) Finance
2 8 (2.68%) Banking
3 3 (1.00%) Retail
3 3 (1.00%) Legal
4 2 (0.67%) Games
5 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.33%) Local Government
5 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 186 (62.21%) Developer
2 128 (42.81%) Java Developer
3 38 (12.71%) Architect
4 24 (8.03%) Analyst
5 22 (7.36%) Scala Developer
5 22 (7.36%) Tester
6 18 (6.02%) Technical Architect
6 18 (6.02%) Java Architect
7 16 (5.35%) Test Analyst
8 12 (4.01%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 9 (3.01%) .NET Developer
10 8 (2.68%) Junior
10 8 (2.68%) Software Engineer
10 8 (2.68%) Junior .NET Developer
10 8 (2.68%) Junior Developer
10 8 (2.68%) Perl Developer
10 8 (2.68%) Junior Java Developer
11 7 (2.34%) Team Leader
11 7 (2.34%) Web Developer
12 6 (2.01%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (43.81%) Web Services
2 113 (37.79%) Spring
3 81 (27.09%) XML
4 77 (25.75%) J2EE
5 67 (22.41%) Hibernate
6 62 (20.74%) SOAP
7 47 (15.72%) HTML
8 46 (15.38%) XSLT
8 46 (15.38%) REST
9 41 (13.71%) .NET
10 36 (12.04%) Play Framework
11 34 (11.37%) Akka
12 30 (10.03%) Struts
13 27 (9.03%) Batik
13 27 (9.03%) SVG
14 24 (8.03%) JSF
14 24 (8.03%) .NET Framework
14 24 (8.03%) JSON
15 23 (7.69%) CSS
16 20 (6.69%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 79 (26.42%) Open Source
2 21 (7.02%) Client/Server
3 7 (2.34%) Mathematics
3 7 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.01%) Mobile Payment
5 5 (1.67%) Clustering
5 5 (1.67%) iSeries
6 4 (1.34%) AS400
7 3 (1.00%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.00%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.67%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.67%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.67%) GIS
8 2 (0.67%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.33%) Wiki
9 1 (0.33%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.33%) User Experience
9 1 (0.33%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 19 (6.35%) UNIX
1 19 (6.35%) Windows
2 18 (6.02%) Linux
3 6 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.00%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.67%) Solaris
6 1 (0.33%) Debian
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.33%) CentOS
6 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (63.55%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (43.14%) TDD
3 93 (31.10%) BDD
4 83 (27.76%) Scrum
5 60 (20.07%) OO
6 37 (12.37%) MVC
7 34 (11.37%) Configuration Management
8 33 (11.04%) Automation Testing
8 33 (11.04%) Continuous Integration
9 32 (10.70%) Load Testing
9 32 (10.70%) Web Development
9 32 (10.70%) Kanban
10 30 (10.03%) Test Scripting
11 29 (9.70%) SOA
12 28 (9.36%) UML
12 28 (9.36%) Process Management
13 26 (8.70%) Test Management
13 26 (8.70%) Software Engineering
14 25 (8.36%) Pair Programming
15 24 (8.03%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (25.75%) SQL
2 68 (22.74%) Scala
3 45 (15.05%) JavaScript
4 39 (13.04%) C#
5 12 (4.01%) PHP
6 10 (3.34%) Perl
7 8 (2.68%) PL/SQL
7 8 (2.68%) Ruby
8 7 (2.34%) Groovy
9 5 (1.67%) XPath
9 5 (1.67%) Python
10 2 (0.67%) XQuery
10 2 (0.67%) C++
11 1 (0.33%) VB
11 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 92 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 81 (27.09%) SC Cleared
3 28 (9.36%) ISTQB
4 26 (8.70%) ISEB
5 10 (3.34%) Degree
6 1 (0.33%) MCSD
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.33%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 7 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.33%) Samba
2 1 (0.33%) Postfix
2 1 (0.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (9.03%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.01%) Hyperic
3 1 (0.33%) Puppet
3 1 (0.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 40 (13.38%) IBM
2 33 (11.04%) Oracle
3 20 (6.69%) Microsoft
4 14 (4.68%) Twitter
5 13 (4.35%) JBoss
6 8 (2.68%) Red Hat
7 7 (2.34%) VMware
8 6 (2.01%) BMC
9 5 (1.67%) Zend
9 5 (1.67%) Guidewire
10 4 (1.34%) Informatica
10 4 (1.34%) Thunderhead
11 3 (1.00%) HP
11 3 (1.00%) Talend
12 1 (0.33%) Citrix
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