The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 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 Portlet Specification (JSR 168)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 598 644 -
Rank change year-on-year +46 -  
Contract jobs citing JSR 168 7 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.007% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.049% 0.027% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Median daily rate £381 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.66% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14232 15083 14189
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.46% 28.02% 26.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9874 10486 9196
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 224 188
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.55 £13.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

JSR 168
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing JSR 168 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for JSR 168 in the UK

JSR 168
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JSR 168 in the UK

JSR 168
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for JSR 168 in the UK

JSR 168
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 JSR 168 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
England +52 7 £381 +1.66%
East of England - 5 £375 -
Bedfordshire - 5 £375 -
London +30 2 £400 -
City of London - 1 £400 -
Luton - 1 £388 -
Dunstable - 1 £365 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 with a requirement for JSR 168.

1 12 (100.00%) Java
2 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 10 (83.33%) HTML
3 9 (75.00%) J2EE
4 7 (58.33%) JSF
4 7 (58.33%) Servlets
4 7 (58.33%) XML
4 7 (58.33%) Eclipse
4 7 (58.33%) JSR 286
4 7 (58.33%) Web Application Development
5 6 (50.00%) WebSphere Portal
5 6 (50.00%) IBM
5 6 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (50.00%) OOP
5 6 (50.00%) OO
5 6 (50.00%) Oracle
5 6 (50.00%) SQL
5 6 (50.00%) JSP
5 6 (50.00%) WebSphere
5 6 (50.00%) Java EE
6 5 (41.67%) Struts
7 4 (33.33%) RAD
7 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 4 (33.33%) DB2
7 4 (33.33%) Liferay
7 4 (33.33%) OSGi
7 4 (33.33%) Rational Application Developer
7 4 (33.33%) GitHub
7 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing

JSR 168
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 6 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 6 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 6 (50.00%) WebSphere Portal
2 4 (33.33%) Liferay
3 3 (25.00%) Alfresco
3 3 (25.00%) Apache
3 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) DB2
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Eclipse
2 4 (33.33%) Rational Application Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Gradle
3 3 (25.00%) IntelliJ
3 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (25.00%) JIRA
3 3 (25.00%) Subversion
4 2 (16.67%) JMeter
4 2 (16.67%) JUnit
5 1 (8.33%) Babel
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (75.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Java Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Java WebSphere Developer
3 3 (25.00%) WebSphere Developer
4 2 (16.67%) J2EE Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (8.33%) J2EE WebSphere Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (8.33%) PHP Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) HTML
2 9 (75.00%) J2EE
3 7 (58.33%) JSF
3 7 (58.33%) JSR 286
3 7 (58.33%) Servlets
3 7 (58.33%) XML
4 6 (50.00%) Java EE
4 6 (50.00%) JSP
5 5 (41.67%) Struts
6 4 (33.33%) OSGi
7 3 (25.00%) Spring
7 3 (25.00%) Velocity
7 3 (25.00%) Web Services
7 3 (25.00%) XHTML
7 3 (25.00%) XSLT
8 2 (16.67%) Ajax
8 2 (16.67%) Oracle ADF
8 2 (16.67%) WebCenter
9 1 (8.33%) SAML
9 1 (8.33%) WSRP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Web Application Development
2 6 (50.00%) OO
2 6 (50.00%) OOP
3 4 (33.33%) RAD
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (25.00%) Extreme Programming
4 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (25.00%) IT Strategy
4 3 (25.00%) MVC
4 3 (25.00%) Open Source
4 3 (25.00%) Pair Programming
4 3 (25.00%) Quality Management
4 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 2 (16.67%) Build Automation
5 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 2 (16.67%) Personalization
6 1 (8.33%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Java
2 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) Groovy
4 3 (25.00%) Scala
5 1 (8.33%) ECMAScript
5 1 (8.33%) ES6
5 1 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) BC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) IBM
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) GigaSpaces