The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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
South West / Somerset
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 2 26
Rank change year-on-year -5 +24  
Contract jobs citing Java 37 64 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 18.14% 24.33% 7.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.46% 54.24% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 5
Median daily rate £350 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +41.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 39 6
Median hourly rate £40.50 £42.25 £42.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.14% -0.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £25.50 £34.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.65 £57.00 £47.00
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 Somerset with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 114 118 137
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 55.88% 44.87% 38.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 55 87
Median daily rate £350 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +13.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £474 £673
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 42 8
Median hourly rate £41.50 £42.25 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.77% +17.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £25.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £57.00 £47.00
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 Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in Somerset

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in Somerset

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in Somerset

Java
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the Somerset 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
Yeovil -2 13 £450 - 1
Taunton -2 7 £240 -35.93% 5
Bath +3 5 £331 -33.75% 5
Street - 2 £483 -
Glastonbury - 1 £458 - 1
Java
South West

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 Somerset region with a requirement for Java.

1 58 (92.06%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (58.73%) Scrum
3 31 (49.21%) Software Engineering
4 27 (42.86%) C#
4 27 (42.86%) UML
4 27 (42.86%) Security Cleared
5 25 (39.68%) SC Cleared
6 24 (38.10%) SQL
6 24 (38.10%) C++
7 22 (34.92%) Time Management
8 21 (33.33%) OO
9 17 (26.98%) Web Services
9 17 (26.98%) Git (software)
10 16 (25.40%) Eclipse
10 16 (25.40%) TDD
11 15 (23.81%) HTML
11 15 (23.81%) CSS
12 13 (20.63%) Spring
12 13 (20.63%) Selenium
12 13 (20.63%) JSP
12 13 (20.63%) XML
12 13 (20.63%) User Experience
13 12 (19.05%) Test Automation
13 12 (19.05%) JavaScript
14 11 (17.46%) RIA
14 11 (17.46%) Unit Testing
15 10 (15.87%) Hadoop
15 10 (15.87%) Rational DOORS
15 10 (15.87%) Jenkins
15 10 (15.87%) SOAP

Java
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 (9.52%) Tomcat
2 5 (7.94%) Apache Spark
3 4 (6.35%) Apache
4 3 (4.76%) JBoss
4 3 (4.76%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.59%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.59%) ATG Dynamo
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Fredhopper
1 1 (1.59%) Magento
1 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.17%) GitHub
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.94%) Internet
2 1 (1.59%) Firewall
2 1 (1.59%) LDAP
2 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.87%) Hadoop
2 7 (11.11%) Big Data
3 5 (7.94%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.76%) Apache Hive
5 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.17%) QGIS
6 1 (1.59%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.59%) Apache Accumulo
6 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.59%) DB2
6 1 (1.59%) HBase
6 1 (1.59%) Informix
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.59%) Pentaho
6 1 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (26.98%) Git (software)
2 16 (25.40%) Eclipse
3 13 (20.63%) Selenium
4 10 (15.87%) Jenkins
4 10 (15.87%) Rational DOORS
5 9 (14.29%) Cucumber
6 8 (12.70%) Maven
6 8 (12.70%) Subversion
7 7 (11.11%) Ant
8 6 (9.52%) Apache Buildr
8 6 (9.52%) Gradle
8 6 (9.52%) JIRA
8 6 (9.52%) jMock
8 6 (9.52%) JUnit
8 6 (9.52%) Mercurial
8 6 (9.52%) WATIR
9 5 (7.94%) HP UFT
9 5 (7.94%) IntelliJ
9 5 (7.94%) Sahi
9 5 (7.94%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (11.11%) Aerospace
2 5 (7.94%) Finance
3 4 (6.35%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.76%) Military
5 2 (3.17%) Games
5 2 (3.17%) Retail
6 1 (1.59%) Banking
6 1 (1.59%) Electronics
6 1 (1.59%) Marketing
6 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (42.86%) Developer
2 19 (30.16%) Java Engineer
3 18 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 18 (28.57%) Software Engineer
4 14 (22.22%) Java Software Engineer
5 8 (12.70%) Architect
6 6 (9.52%) C# Developer
7 5 (7.94%) C# Software Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) C++ Software Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Software Developer
7 5 (7.94%) Technical Architect
8 4 (6.35%) Automation Tester
8 4 (6.35%) C++ Developer
8 4 (6.35%) C++/Java Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Tester
9 3 (4.76%) Ada Developer
9 3 (4.76%) C# Application Developer
9 3 (4.76%) C++/C# Developer
9 3 (4.76%) Developer in Test
9 3 (4.76%) Java Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.98%) Web Services
2 15 (23.81%) CSS
2 15 (23.81%) HTML
3 13 (20.63%) JSP
3 13 (20.63%) Spring
3 13 (20.63%) XML
4 10 (15.87%) SOAP
5 9 (14.29%) Hibernate
6 8 (12.70%) Ajax
7 7 (11.11%) EJB
8 6 (9.52%) JSF
8 6 (9.52%) JSON
8 6 (9.52%) RESTful
8 6 (9.52%) Struts
9 5 (7.94%) .NET
9 5 (7.94%) .NET Framework
9 5 (7.94%) Gherkin
10 4 (6.35%) REST
11 3 (4.76%) Apache Camel
11 3 (4.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.63%) User Experience
2 11 (17.46%) RIA
3 5 (7.94%) Web 2.0
4 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.59%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.76%) Linux
2 2 (3.17%) Unix
3 1 (1.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (92.06%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (58.73%) Scrum
3 31 (49.21%) Software Engineering
4 27 (42.86%) UML
5 22 (34.92%) Time Management
6 21 (33.33%) OO
7 16 (25.40%) TDD
8 12 (19.05%) Test Automation
9 11 (17.46%) Unit Testing
10 9 (14.29%) E-Commerce
11 8 (12.70%) BDD
11 8 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (12.70%) Refactoring
12 7 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (11.11%) MVC
12 7 (11.11%) Open Source
12 7 (11.11%) Pair Programming
13 6 (9.52%) Automated Testing
13 6 (9.52%) Web Development
13 6 (9.52%) XML Parsing
Programming Languages
1 27 (42.86%) C#
2 24 (38.10%) C++
2 24 (38.10%) SQL
3 12 (19.05%) JavaScript
4 6 (9.52%) Ada
4 6 (9.52%) Ruby
5 3 (4.76%) Scala
6 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.59%) Perl
6 1 (1.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 25 (39.68%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (11.11%) Docker
2 3 (4.76%) HDFS
3 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (12.70%) Ansible
2 3 (4.76%) Oozie
3 2 (3.17%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (1.59%) Puppet
4 1 (1.59%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (14.29%) ATG
1 9 (14.29%) Oracle
2 3 (4.76%) hybris
3 2 (3.17%) BEA
3 2 (3.17%) Cloudera
3 2 (3.17%) Google
4 1 (1.59%) Cognos
4 1 (1.59%) Hortonworks
4 1 (1.59%) Informatica
4 1 (1.59%) Jaspersoft
4 1 (1.59%) Luciad
4 1 (1.59%) SAP
4 1 (1.59%) Sybase
4 1 (1.59%) Talend
4 1 (1.59%) Teradata
4 1 (1.59%) VeriFone
4 1 (1.59%) VMware
4 1 (1.59%) WorldPay
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