The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for JSR 168 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited JSR 168 over the 3 months to 29 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.

Java Portlet Specification (JSR 168)
UK > England
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 593 615 627
Rank change year-on-year +22 +12  
Contract jobs citing JSR 168 1 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.002% 0.014% 0.027%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.007% 0.049% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 9
England median daily rate - £375 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -22.68%  
UK median daily rate - £375 £485
% change year-on-year - -22.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

JSR 168 is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13930 14333 14266
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.22% 29.08% 27.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 37646 39873 36060
England median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
10th Percentile £310 £300 £271
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £434 £420 £388
% change year-on-year +3.21% +8.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 499 644
England median hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.27% -3.87%  
10th Percentile £19.82 £18.22 £16.43
90th Percentile £57.50 £48.99 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year +18.05% -4.76%  

JSR 168
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing JSR 168 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for JSR 168 in England

JSR 168
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing JSR 168 in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for JSR 168 in England

JSR 168
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing JSR 168 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for JSR 168 in England

JSR 168
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 JSR 168 within the England region over the 3 months to 29 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
London +5 1 - -
JSR 168
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing JSR 168 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 JSR 168.

1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (87.50%) J2EE
2 7 (87.50%) JSR 286
3 6 (75.00%) WebSphere Portal
3 6 (75.00%) WebSphere
3 6 (75.00%) Java EE
3 6 (75.00%) IBM
3 6 (75.00%) HTML
3 6 (75.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (75.00%) OOP
3 6 (75.00%) OO
4 5 (62.50%) SQL
4 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
4 5 (62.50%) XML
4 5 (62.50%) JSF
4 5 (62.50%) Eclipse
5 4 (50.00%) OSGi
5 4 (50.00%) Rational Application Developer
5 4 (50.00%) Web Application Development
5 4 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (50.00%) Oracle
5 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (50.00%) DB2
5 4 (50.00%) RAD
5 4 (50.00%) JSP
5 4 (50.00%) Servlets
6 3 (37.50%) Finance
7 2 (25.00%) Liferay
7 2 (25.00%) Content Management
8 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development

JSR 168
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 6 (75.00%) WebSphere
1 6 (75.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 6 (75.00%) WebSphere Portal
2 2 (25.00%) Liferay
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) DB2
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Eclipse
2 4 (50.00%) Rational Application Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Babel
3 1 (12.50%) Maven
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 6 (75.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Java WebSphere Developer
3 3 (37.50%) WebSphere Developer
4 2 (25.00%) J2EE Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Architect
5 1 (12.50%) J2EE WebSphere Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (12.50%) PHP Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) J2EE
1 7 (87.50%) JSR 286
2 6 (75.00%) HTML
2 6 (75.00%) Java EE
3 5 (62.50%) JSF
3 5 (62.50%) XML
4 4 (50.00%) JSP
4 4 (50.00%) OSGi
4 4 (50.00%) Servlets
5 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 1 (12.50%) CSS
5 1 (12.50%) D3.js
5 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
5 1 (12.50%) HTML5
5 1 (12.50%) JAX-RS
5 1 (12.50%) SAML
5 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (12.50%) Web Services
5 1 (12.50%) XSD
5 1 (12.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) OO
1 6 (75.00%) OOP
2 4 (50.00%) RAD
2 4 (50.00%) Web Application Development
3 2 (25.00%) Content Management
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) Information Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) ECMAScript
3 1 (12.50%) ES6
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) IBM
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Sun