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 29 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.

Oracle Java CAPS
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 595 642 616
Rank change year-on-year +47 -26  
Contract jobs citing JCAPS 10 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.011% 0.017%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.13% 0.065% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 7
Median daily rate £325 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 - £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 - £375
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 7828 9271 9247
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.31% 17.22% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5120 5927 5476
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £563 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 224 340
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

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 29 March 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 6 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 29 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
Wales - 10 £325 -
Cardiff - 6 £313 -
South Wales - 6 £319 -
West Wales - 2 £318 -
Swansea - 2 £318 -
Newport - 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 17 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 16 (94.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 16 (94.12%) Release Management
2 16 (94.12%) IBM Integration Bus
2 16 (94.12%) InterSystems
2 16 (94.12%) Fiorano
2 16 (94.12%) SQL Server
2 16 (94.12%) ITIL
2 16 (94.12%) IBM
2 16 (94.12%) BizTalk Server
3 15 (88.24%) Service Delivery
4 14 (82.35%) XML
5 13 (76.47%) HL7
6 12 (70.59%) XSLT
7 11 (64.71%) PRINCE2
7 11 (64.71%) ITIL V3
8 9 (52.94%) Project Management
9 8 (47.06%) Service Management
9 8 (47.06%) ITSM
10 7 (41.18%) Business Analysis
11 4 (23.53%) NHS
11 4 (23.53%) Degree
12 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
12 3 (17.65%) Performance Management
12 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
12 3 (17.65%) Finance
12 3 (17.65%) Change Management
12 3 (17.65%) Client/Server
12 3 (17.65%) ISEB
12 3 (17.65%) Performance Analysis

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 17 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 16 (94.12%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (94.12%) SQL Server
1 16 (94.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Ant
1 1 (5.88%) Maven
1 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Applications Support
2 8 (47.06%) Applications Manager
2 8 (47.06%) Applications Support Manager
2 8 (47.06%) Support Manager
3 6 (35.29%) Analyst
3 6 (35.29%) Business Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Business Integration Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Integration Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL Business Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Business Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Support
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Middleware Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (94.12%) IBM Integration Bus
2 14 (82.35%) XML
3 12 (70.59%) XSLT
4 1 (5.88%) DOM
4 1 (5.88%) Java EE
4 1 (5.88%) JDBC
4 1 (5.88%) JMS
4 1 (5.88%) Middleware
4 1 (5.88%) SAX
4 1 (5.88%) Spring
4 1 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (5.88%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) NHS
2 3 (17.65%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) ITIL
1 16 (94.12%) Release Management
2 15 (88.24%) Service Delivery
3 11 (64.71%) ITIL V3
3 11 (64.71%) PRINCE2
4 9 (52.94%) Project Management
5 8 (47.06%) ITSM
5 8 (47.06%) Service Management
6 7 (41.18%) Business Analysis
7 3 (17.65%) Change Management
7 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
7 3 (17.65%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (17.65%) Performance Management
7 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
8 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
8 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (5.88%) PRINCE
8 1 (5.88%) SDLC
8 1 (5.88%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.88%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) ISEB
3 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (76.47%) HL7
2 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Fiorano
1 16 (94.12%) IBM
1 16 (94.12%) InterSystems