The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Java skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Java
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 20 18
Rank change year-on-year +10 -2  
Contract jobs citing Java 27 16 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 9.61% 5.18% 7.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.14% 18.18% 31.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 19
Median daily rate £425 £393 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.28% -12.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £375 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £438 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.75 £38.25
% change year-on-year +5.80% +1.30%  

Java is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 84 88 100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 29.89% 28.48% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 53 73
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £311 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £588 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £48.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.55% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Java as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Java in Bedfordshire

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in Bedfordshire

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in Bedfordshire

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in Bedfordshire

Java
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +9 5 £365 -10.97% 4
Dunstable - 4 £250 - 3
Bedford -5 3 £450 +5.88%
Java
East of England

Java
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Java also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Java.

1 24 (47.06%) SQL
2 20 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (35.29%) Java EE
3 18 (35.29%) JavaScript
4 14 (27.45%) Oracle
4 14 (27.45%) JSP
4 14 (27.45%) XML
5 13 (25.49%) Finance
5 13 (25.49%) Mobile App
6 12 (23.53%) Cucumber
6 12 (23.53%) Python
6 12 (23.53%) JSF
6 12 (23.53%) Ruby
7 11 (21.57%) JIRA
7 11 (21.57%) Spring
7 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
7 11 (21.57%) Web Services
7 11 (21.57%) PL/SQL
7 11 (21.57%) SoapUI
7 11 (21.57%) API Testing
8 10 (19.61%) Calabash
8 10 (19.61%) Oracle Database
8 10 (19.61%) Capybara
8 10 (19.61%) Apple iOS
8 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (19.61%) XSL
8 10 (19.61%) XSLT
8 10 (19.61%) Oracle Database 10g
8 10 (19.61%) E-Commerce
8 10 (19.61%) Hibernate

Java
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (11.76%) CMS
1 6 (11.76%) WebLogic
2 5 (9.80%) Drupal
2 5 (9.80%) WebSphere
2 5 (9.80%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (9.80%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (3.92%) JBoss
3 2 (3.92%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 4 (7.84%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (5.88%) Unica
3 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.88%) Silverpop
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.61%) Oracle Database
1 10 (19.61%) Oracle Database 10g
2 7 (13.73%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 7 (13.73%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.88%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (23.53%) Cucumber
2 11 (21.57%) JIRA
2 11 (21.57%) SoapUI
3 10 (19.61%) Calabash
3 10 (19.61%) Capybara
3 10 (19.61%) Selenium
4 3 (5.88%) Eclipse
4 3 (5.88%) Rational Application Developer
5 2 (3.92%) Appium
5 2 (3.92%) JUnit
5 2 (3.92%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.92%) TestNG
6 1 (1.96%) Ant
6 1 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.96%) JBehave
6 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.96%) Maven
6 1 (1.96%) SpecFlow
General
1 13 (25.49%) Finance
2 7 (13.73%) Retail
3 6 (11.76%) Banking
4 3 (5.88%) Marketing
4 3 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.96%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 22 (43.14%) Developer
2 11 (21.57%) Applications Engineer
2 11 (21.57%) Test Engineer
3 9 (17.65%) Applications Support
4 8 (15.69%) Java Developer
4 8 (15.69%) Mobile Engineer
5 7 (13.73%) Architect
5 7 (13.73%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (9.80%) Drupal Developer
6 5 (9.80%) E-Commerce Architect
6 5 (9.80%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
7 3 (5.88%) Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (5.88%) Java WebSphere Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) WebSphere Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (35.29%) Java EE
2 14 (27.45%) JSP
2 14 (27.45%) XML
3 12 (23.53%) JSF
4 11 (21.57%) Spring
4 11 (21.57%) Web Services
5 10 (19.61%) Hibernate
5 10 (19.61%) XSL
5 10 (19.61%) XSLT
6 9 (17.65%) Struts
7 8 (15.69%) HTML
7 8 (15.69%) J2EE
8 7 (13.73%) JSON
9 6 (11.76%) REST
9 6 (11.76%) Servlets
10 5 (9.80%) JSR 168
10 5 (9.80%) JSR 286
11 4 (7.84%) AngularJS
11 4 (7.84%) JMS
11 4 (7.84%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.49%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.61%) Android
1 10 (19.61%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (21.57%) API Testing
3 10 (19.61%) E-Commerce
4 9 (17.65%) High Availability
5 7 (13.73%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (11.76%) CRM
6 6 (11.76%) Mentoring
6 6 (11.76%) OO
6 6 (11.76%) Technical Analysis
6 6 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (9.80%) ITIL
7 5 (9.80%) OOP
7 5 (9.80%) Web Development
8 4 (7.84%) Asset Management
8 4 (7.84%) B2B
8 4 (7.84%) B2C
8 4 (7.84%) Content Management
8 4 (7.84%) Test Automation
8 4 (7.84%) TOGAF
9 3 (5.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 24 (47.06%) SQL
2 18 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 12 (23.53%) Python
3 12 (23.53%) Ruby
4 11 (21.57%) PL/SQL
5 3 (5.88%) C#
6 2 (3.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) ISEB
1 3 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.73%) SLA
2 6 (11.76%) QA
3 3 (5.88%) SDET
System Software
1 10 (19.61%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 14 (27.45%) Oracle
2 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
3 9 (17.65%) hybris
4 8 (15.69%) IBM
5 6 (11.76%) BEA
6 4 (7.84%) SAP
7 3 (5.88%) Pega
8 1 (1.96%) ServiceNow
Bedfordshire
Montash
Rate: £550 - £595 per day + potentially negotiable
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