The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 26 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 597 648 635
Rank change year-on-year +51 -13  
Contract jobs citing JCAPS 10 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.006% 0.011%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.13% 0.031% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
Median daily rate £350 £365 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.10% -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 with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7805 9592 9971
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.60% 18.07% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4978 6396 6230
Median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 235 339
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 £11.50 £12.49 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +19.04%  

JCAPS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

JCAPS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JCAPS in the UK

JCAPS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JCAPS over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JCAPS in the UK

JCAPS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for JCAPS in the UK

JCAPS
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JCAPS within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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
Cardiff - 6 £350 -
South Wales - 6 £350 -
Wales - 6 £350 -
England +35 4 £450 +23.28%
Exeter - 4 £450 -
South West - 4 £450 -
Devon - 4 £450 -

For the 6 months to 26 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 with a requirement for JCAPS.

1 23 (88.46%) XML
2 22 (84.62%) SQL Server
2 22 (84.62%) ITIL
2 22 (84.62%) IBM
2 22 (84.62%) BizTalk Server
2 22 (84.62%) InterSystems
2 22 (84.62%) Fiorano
2 22 (84.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 22 (84.62%) WebSphere
2 22 (84.62%) Release Management
2 22 (84.62%) IBM Integration Bus
3 21 (80.77%) Service Delivery
4 19 (73.08%) HL7
5 18 (69.23%) XSLT
6 17 (65.38%) PRINCE2
7 15 (57.69%) Project Management
8 11 (42.31%) Service Management
8 11 (42.31%) ITIL V3
9 10 (38.46%) SOAP
9 10 (38.46%) Business Analysis
10 8 (30.77%) ITSM
10 8 (30.77%) Performance Analysis
11 7 (26.92%) Degree
12 6 (23.08%) ISTQB
12 6 (23.08%) VMware
12 6 (23.08%) C++
12 6 (23.08%) Migration
12 6 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (23.08%) SoapUI
12 6 (23.08%) Data Migration

JCAPS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 22 (84.62%) BizTalk Server
1 22 (84.62%) WebSphere
2 4 (15.38%) GlassFish
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (84.62%) SQL Server
1 22 (84.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) SoapUI
2 4 (15.38%) Subversion
3 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
1 2 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Analyst
1 10 (38.46%) Applications Support
2 8 (30.77%) Applications Manager
2 8 (30.77%) Applications Support Manager
2 8 (30.77%) Support Manager
3 6 (23.08%) Business Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Java Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Lead Test Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Support Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Team Leader
5 3 (11.54%) Test Leader
5 3 (11.54%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL Business Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Support Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (88.46%) XML
2 22 (84.62%) IBM Integration Bus
3 18 (69.23%) XSLT
4 10 (38.46%) SOAP
5 4 (15.38%) REST
5 4 (15.38%) Web Services
5 4 (15.38%) XSD
5 4 (15.38%) XSL
6 2 (7.69%) JMS
6 2 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) NHS
2 3 (11.54%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (84.62%) ITIL
1 22 (84.62%) Release Management
2 21 (80.77%) Service Delivery
3 17 (65.38%) PRINCE2
4 15 (57.69%) Project Management
5 11 (42.31%) ITIL V3
5 11 (42.31%) Service Management
6 10 (38.46%) Business Analysis
7 8 (30.77%) ITSM
7 8 (30.77%) Performance Analysis
8 6 (23.08%) Data Migration
8 6 (23.08%) Migration
9 4 (15.38%) BPEL
10 3 (11.54%) Change Management
10 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
10 3 (11.54%) Performance Management
10 3 (11.54%) Problem Management
11 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
11 1 (3.85%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) C++
2 5 (19.23%) Java
3 3 (11.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Degree
2 6 (23.08%) ISTQB
2 6 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (11.54%) ISEB
3 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (73.08%) HL7
2 2 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 22 (84.62%) Fiorano
1 22 (84.62%) IBM
1 22 (84.62%) InterSystems
2 6 (23.08%) VMware
3 4 (15.38%) Oracle