The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for POJO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited POJO over the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
POJO (Plain Old Java Object)
UK
Rank 589 643 622
Rank change year-on-year +54 -21  
Contract jobs citing POJO 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.002% 0.004%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.028% 0.007% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £450 £413 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 -
% change year-on-year +9.09% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

POJO 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 14208 14874 14049
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.37% 27.95% 26.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9856 10310 9097
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 £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 227 186
Median hourly rate £42.00 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.38% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £47.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

POJO
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for POJO in the UK

POJO
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for POJO in the UK

POJO
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 POJO within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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 +33 4 £450 +9.09%
North West +29 3 £450 +9.09%
Cheshire +29 3 £450 +9.09%
Chester +12 3 £450 +9.09%
City of London - 1 £400 -
London - 1 £400 -

POJO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing POJO 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 POJO.

1 5 (83.33%) SOAP
2 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) J2EE
3 3 (50.00%) XML
3 3 (50.00%) XSLT
3 3 (50.00%) WSDL
3 3 (50.00%) JAXB
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Spring
3 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (50.00%) AOP
3 3 (50.00%) JAX-WS
3 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (50.00%) JDBC
4 2 (33.33%) JiBX
4 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (33.33%) RESTful
4 2 (33.33%) JSON
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) Maven
4 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
4 2 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (33.33%) JBoss
4 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle

POJO
Top Related 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 2 (33.33%) JBoss
1 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (16.67%) Apache ServiceMix
2 1 (16.67%) Confluence
2 1 (16.67%) Jetty
2 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
1 2 (33.33%) Maven
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) JUnit
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Java Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Business Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Java Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Middleware Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Middleware Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Java Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) SOAP
2 4 (66.67%) J2EE
2 4 (66.67%) Web Services
3 3 (50.00%) JAXB
3 3 (50.00%) JAX-WS
3 3 (50.00%) JDBC
3 3 (50.00%) Spring
3 3 (50.00%) WSDL
3 3 (50.00%) XML
3 3 (50.00%) XSLT
4 2 (33.33%) JiBX
4 2 (33.33%) JSON
4 2 (33.33%) RESTful
5 1 (16.67%) Apache Camel
5 1 (16.67%) CSS3
5 1 (16.67%) HTML5
5 1 (16.67%) jQuery
5 1 (16.67%) OSGi
5 1 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (16.67%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) AOP
1 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Extreme Programming
2 1 (16.67%) Kanban
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) OOP
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Atlassian
2 1 (16.67%) IBM