The table below looks at the statistics for Castor skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Castor over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Castor
Rank 888 879 894
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +15
Permanent jobs citing Castor 3 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.009% 0.001%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.007% 0.023% 0.002%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 0
Average salary £55,000 £31,875 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+72.54% -
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £31,875 -
% change year-on-year
+72.54% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
42258 42660 46897
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.54% 39.74% 40.29%
Number of salaries quoted 35576 37010 41087
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

Castor
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Castor Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Castor
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Castor within the UK.

Castor Salary Trend in the UK

Castor
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Castor within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England -10 3 £55,000 +144.78%
Hertfordshire -15 3 £55,000 +10.00%
England -30 3 £55,000 +72.54%
Hertford - 2 £55,000 -

Castor
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Castor 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Castor.

1 9 (100.00%) Java
1 9 (100.00%) JSP
1 9 (100.00%) JAXB
2 8 (88.89%) JBoss
3 7 (77.78%) Swing
3 7 (77.78%) CRM
3 7 (77.78%) ERP
3 7 (77.78%) MVC
3 7 (77.78%) J2EE
3 7 (77.78%) JDBC
3 7 (77.78%) Hibernate
3 7 (77.78%) XMLBeans
3 7 (77.78%) JiBX
4 6 (66.67%) Maven
4 6 (66.67%) WebSphere
4 6 (66.67%) WebLogic
4 6 (66.67%) Ant
4 6 (66.67%) Tomcat
5 5 (55.56%) Servlets
5 5 (55.56%) Oracle
5 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
5 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
6 4 (44.44%) SQL
6 4 (44.44%) Struts
6 4 (44.44%) Web Services
6 4 (44.44%) XML
6 4 (44.44%) SOA
6 4 (44.44%) Workflow
6 4 (44.44%) Eclipse
6 4 (44.44%) Subversion

Castor
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Castor also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Castor. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (66.67%) WebSphere
1 6 (66.67%) WebLogic
1 6 (66.67%) Tomcat
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (22.22%) Confluence
3 2 (22.22%) Mule
3 2 (22.22%) GlassFish
3 2 (22.22%) Apache ServiceMix
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Maven
1 6 (66.67%) Ant
2 4 (44.44%) Eclipse
2 4 (44.44%) Subversion
3 2 (22.22%) JUnit
3 2 (22.22%) IntelliJ
3 2 (22.22%) Checkstyle
3 2 (22.22%) EasyMock
3 2 (22.22%) JIRA
3 2 (22.22%) FitNesse
3 2 (22.22%) Hudson
3 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
3 2 (22.22%) FindBugs
3 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 2 (22.22%) Mockito
3 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
1 9 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Java Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Graduate
3 2 (22.22%) Graduate Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Graduate Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) JSP
1 9 (100.00%) JAXB
2 7 (77.78%) Swing
2 7 (77.78%) J2EE
2 7 (77.78%) JDBC
2 7 (77.78%) Hibernate
2 7 (77.78%) XMLBeans
2 7 (77.78%) JiBX
3 5 (55.56%) Servlets
4 4 (44.44%) Struts
4 4 (44.44%) Web Services
4 4 (44.44%) XML
4 4 (44.44%) Spring
5 3 (33.33%) XML Schema
5 3 (33.33%) XSLT
6 2 (22.22%) EJB
6 2 (22.22%) CSS
6 2 (22.22%) HTML
6 2 (22.22%) SOAP
6 2 (22.22%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Android
1 4 (44.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) CRM
1 7 (77.78%) ERP
1 7 (77.78%) MVC
2 4 (44.44%) SOA
2 4 (44.44%) Workflow
2 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Multithreading
2 4 (44.44%) Mobile Application Development
2 4 (44.44%) Android Development
2 4 (44.44%) iOS Development
3 3 (33.33%) Web Development
4 2 (22.22%) Validation
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 2 (22.22%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) JBoss
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle