Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 857 893 886
Rank change year-on-year +36 -7 +2
Contract jobs citing JCAPS 21 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.001% 0.006%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.12% 0.005% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 1
UK median daily rate £350 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 - £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 17096 19657 20307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.63% 18.55% 17.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11208 12754 12776
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £227
90th Percentile £606 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 495 613
UK median hourly rate £20.22 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.09% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.20 £11.05
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.73 £19.19
% change year-on-year -3.52% +8.05% +9.63%

JCAPS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing JCAPS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 4 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
UK excluding London - 21 £350 -
Wales - 17 £350 -
England +21 4 £450 -
South West - 4 £450 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 20 (95.24%) SOAP
1 20 (95.24%) XML
2 17 (80.95%) Migration
2 17 (80.95%) Fiorano
2 17 (80.95%) HL7
3 16 (76.19%) Data Migration
3 16 (76.19%) WebSphere
3 16 (76.19%) IBM Integration Bus
3 16 (76.19%) SoapUI
3 16 (76.19%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (71.43%) IBM
4 15 (71.43%) XSLT
4 15 (71.43%) C++
4 15 (71.43%) SQL Server
4 15 (71.43%) InterSystems
4 15 (71.43%) VMware
4 15 (71.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (71.43%) Release Management
5 14 (66.67%) ITIL
6 13 (61.90%) Service Delivery
7 10 (47.62%) PRINCE2
7 10 (47.62%) ISTQB
8 9 (42.86%) Performance Analysis
8 9 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (42.86%) Project Management
9 7 (33.33%) Java
10 6 (28.57%) Business Analysis
10 6 (28.57%) Service Management
10 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (23.81%) Degree

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 16 (76.19%) BizTalk Server
1 16 (76.19%) WebSphere
2 4 (19.05%) GlassFish
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (71.43%) SQL Server
1 15 (71.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (76.19%) SoapUI
2 4 (19.05%) Subversion
3 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Analyst
1 10 (47.62%) Test Analyst
2 9 (42.86%) Lead Test Analyst
3 8 (38.10%) Team Leader
3 8 (38.10%) Test Leader
3 8 (38.10%) Test Team Leader
4 4 (19.05%) Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Java Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Integration Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Integration Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Service Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) C++ Team Leader
7 1 (4.76%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (95.24%) SOAP
1 20 (95.24%) XML
2 16 (76.19%) IBM Integration Bus
3 15 (71.43%) XSLT
4 4 (19.05%) REST
4 4 (19.05%) Web Services
4 4 (19.05%) XSD
4 4 (19.05%) XSL
5 2 (9.52%) JMS
5 2 (9.52%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) NHS
2 1 (4.76%) iPad
2 1 (4.76%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) Migration
2 16 (76.19%) Data Migration
3 15 (71.43%) Release Management
4 14 (66.67%) ITIL
5 13 (61.90%) Service Delivery
6 10 (47.62%) PRINCE2
7 9 (42.86%) Performance Analysis
7 9 (42.86%) Project Management
8 6 (28.57%) Business Analysis
8 6 (28.57%) Service Management
9 4 (19.05%) BPEL
9 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
10 3 (14.29%) Load Testing
10 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
11 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) C++
2 7 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) ISTQB
2 9 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (23.81%) Degree
4 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (80.95%) HL7
2 3 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) Fiorano
2 15 (71.43%) IBM
2 15 (71.43%) InterSystems
2 15 (71.43%) VMware
3 4 (19.05%) Oracle