The first table below looks at the demand for the Java Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Birmingham region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Developer
Rank 49 40 36
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 9 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.47% 1.76% 2.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 1.88% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 5
Average daily rate £350 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £325 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £445 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +14.70%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
548 480 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 89.40% 93.75% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 257 315
Average daily rate £340 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £224 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 37
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.70 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Java Developer
West Midlands

Java Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java Developer in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Java Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Java Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java Developer across the Birmingham region.

Java Developer Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Java Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java Developer across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Java Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Java Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java Developer across the Birmingham region.

Java Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Java Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Java Developer in their job title.

1 15 (100.00%) Java
2 12 (80.00%) Spring
3 9 (60.00%) J2EE
4 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
4 7 (46.67%) HTML
4 7 (46.67%) CSS
4 7 (46.67%) JSP
4 7 (46.67%) UNIX
4 7 (46.67%) Hibernate
4 7 (46.67%) REST
5 5 (33.33%) JSTL
5 5 (33.33%) CMS
5 5 (33.33%) Maven
5 5 (33.33%) Alterian
5 5 (33.33%) Subversion
5 5 (33.33%) Use Case
5 5 (33.33%) jQuery
5 5 (33.33%) Linux
5 5 (33.33%) Eclipse
5 5 (33.33%) Apache
5 5 (33.33%) Tomcat
5 5 (33.33%) Ant
5 5 (33.33%) XML
5 5 (33.33%) XSLT
6 4 (26.67%) .NET
7 2 (13.33%) Web Services
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle
7 2 (13.33%) SOA
7 2 (13.33%) Finance
7 2 (13.33%) MVC

Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Java Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Java Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (33.33%) CMS
1 5 (33.33%) Apache
1 5 (33.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Maven
1 5 (33.33%) Subversion
1 5 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 5 (33.33%) Ant
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) Spring
2 9 (60.00%) J2EE
3 7 (46.67%) HTML
3 7 (46.67%) CSS
3 7 (46.67%) JSP
3 7 (46.67%) Hibernate
3 7 (46.67%) REST
4 5 (33.33%) JSTL
4 5 (33.33%) jQuery
4 5 (33.33%) XML
4 5 (33.33%) XSLT
5 4 (26.67%) .NET
6 2 (13.33%) Web Services
6 2 (13.33%) JSON
6 2 (13.33%) Play Framework
6 2 (13.33%) Akka
6 2 (13.33%) HTML5
7 1 (6.67%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) UNIX
2 5 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Use Case
2 2 (13.33%) SOA
2 2 (13.33%) MVC
2 2 (13.33%) OO
2 2 (13.33%) TDD
2 2 (13.33%) Scrum
2 2 (13.33%) BDD
3 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) Scala
4 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.67%) C
4 1 (6.67%) Perl
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Alterian
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) JBoss