The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for JCAPS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited JCAPS over the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Oracle Java CAPS
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 597 620 620
Rank change year-on-year +23 0  
Contract jobs citing JCAPS 4 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.009% 0.006% 0.012%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.056% 0.034% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £450 £365 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.28% -18.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £450
% change year-on-year -4.10% -18.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

JCAPS is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7207 8908 8916
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 16.67% 17.96% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4636 6044 5693
Median daily rate £438 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 211 295
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.95% -2.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.76% +23.80%  

JCAPS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing JCAPS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for JCAPS in England

JCAPS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JCAPS in England

JCAPS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for JCAPS in England

JCAPS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JCAPS within the England region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
South West - 4 £450 -
JCAPS
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing JCAPS 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 England region with a requirement for JCAPS.

1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) SOAP
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) XSD
1 4 (100.00%) XSL
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Subversion
1 4 (100.00%) BPEL
1 4 (100.00%) GlassFish
1 4 (100.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) JMS
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management

JCAPS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 4 (100.00%) GlassFish
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Subversion
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) REST
1 4 (100.00%) SOAP
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) XSD
1 4 (100.00%) XSL
2 2 (50.00%) JMS
2 2 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) BPEL
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle