The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills 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 over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 35 20 28
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +8
Contract jobs citing Java 20 35 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.33% 6.04% 4.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.89% 17.59% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 11
Average daily rate
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£325 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £447 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +3.47%
Java
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
144 199 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.96% 34.37% 33.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 118 80
Average daily rate £340 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 13
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -43.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £15.40 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £32.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Java Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Java Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Java also 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 that cited Java.

1 19 (36.54%) Windows
2 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (25.00%) Spring
3 13 (25.00%) .NET
4 12 (23.08%) J2EE
4 12 (23.08%) HTML
5 11 (21.15%) Banking
5 11 (21.15%) JavaScript
5 11 (21.15%) UNIX
5 11 (21.15%) CSS
6 10 (19.23%) Oracle
6 10 (19.23%) Linux
7 9 (17.31%) MVC
7 9 (17.31%) TCP/IP
8 8 (15.38%) Windows XP
8 8 (15.38%) MS Office
8 8 (15.38%) Finance
8 8 (15.38%) Blackberry
8 8 (15.38%) Citrix
8 8 (15.38%) Symantec
8 8 (15.38%) Back Office
8 8 (15.38%) WebSphere
8 8 (15.38%) jQuery
8 8 (15.38%) Windows 7
8 8 (15.38%) HTML5
9 7 (13.46%) Lotus
9 7 (13.46%) C
9 7 (13.46%) IBM Notes
10 6 (11.54%) Apache
10 6 (11.54%) Tomcat

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Java also 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 that cited Java. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (15.38%) WebSphere
2 7 (13.46%) IBM Notes
3 6 (11.54%) Apache
3 6 (11.54%) Tomcat
3 6 (11.54%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.85%) CMS
4 2 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (3.85%) JBoss
4 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.92%) Magnolia
5 1 (1.92%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.92%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.92%) Node.js
5 1 (1.92%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.92%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.92%) CICS
Applications
1 8 (15.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.92%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.85%) Wireless
2 2 (3.85%) HTTP
3 1 (1.92%) Internet
3 1 (1.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) Oracle Database
2 5 (9.62%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.85%) CouchDB
3 2 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.85%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.85%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.92%) DB2
4 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Git (software)
1 5 (9.62%) Ant
2 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.77%) JIRA
2 3 (5.77%) Maven
3 2 (3.85%) JMeter
3 2 (3.85%) Subversion
3 2 (3.85%) Selenium
4 1 (1.92%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.92%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.92%) JUnit
General
1 11 (21.15%) Banking
2 8 (15.38%) Finance
2 8 (15.38%) Back Office
3 5 (9.62%) Retail
4 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (51.92%) Developer
2 12 (23.08%) Java Developer
3 10 (19.23%) Analyst
4 8 (15.38%) Desktop Support
4 8 (15.38%) Support Analyst
4 8 (15.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 8 (15.38%) Desktop Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) UI Programmer
5 4 (7.69%) UI Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Mobile Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Architect
6 3 (5.77%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Consultant
7 2 (3.85%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Salesforce.com Developer
8 1 (1.92%) Mobile Solutions Architect
8 1 (1.92%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
8 1 (1.92%) Platform Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) Node.js Developer
8 1 (1.92%) Mobility Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.00%) Spring
1 13 (25.00%) .NET
2 12 (23.08%) J2EE
2 12 (23.08%) HTML
3 11 (21.15%) CSS
4 8 (15.38%) jQuery
4 8 (15.38%) HTML5
5 6 (11.54%) XML
6 5 (9.62%) AngularJS
6 5 (9.62%) JSON
6 5 (9.62%) Hibernate
7 4 (7.69%) PhoneGap
7 4 (7.69%) Spring MVC
8 3 (5.77%) Java EE
8 3 (5.77%) JSP
9 2 (3.85%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (3.85%) Servlets
9 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET
9 2 (3.85%) Web Services
9 2 (3.85%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Blackberry
2 5 (9.62%) FMCG
2 5 (9.62%) IVR
3 4 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.77%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.77%) User Experience
5 1 (1.92%) PDA
5 1 (1.92%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.92%) HACMP
5 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 19 (36.54%) Windows
2 11 (21.15%) UNIX
3 10 (19.23%) Linux
4 8 (15.38%) Windows XP
4 8 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 6 (11.54%) Solaris
6 5 (9.62%) Apple iOS
7 3 (5.77%) Android
8 1 (1.92%) AIX
8 1 (1.92%) HPUX
8 1 (1.92%) zOS
8 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (17.31%) MVC
3 5 (9.62%) Time Management
3 5 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (9.62%) SOA
3 5 (9.62%) Logistics
3 5 (9.62%) TDD
4 4 (7.69%) OO
4 4 (7.69%) OOP
4 4 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 4 (7.69%) Web Application Development
5 3 (5.77%) Android Development
5 3 (5.77%) iOS Development
5 3 (5.77%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (3.85%) Migration
6 2 (3.85%) Pair Programming
6 2 (3.85%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (3.85%) Refactoring
6 2 (3.85%) Memory Management
6 2 (3.85%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) JavaScript
2 7 (13.46%) C
3 5 (9.62%) C#
3 5 (9.62%) Perl
4 4 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.77%) Ruby
5 3 (5.77%) Scala
5 3 (5.77%) SQL
6 2 (3.85%) VC++
6 2 (3.85%) Python
6 2 (3.85%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.92%) JCL
7 1 (1.92%) PHP
7 1 (1.92%) C++
7 1 (1.92%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) HL7
1 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Puppet
1 1 (1.92%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) Oracle
2 8 (15.38%) Citrix
2 8 (15.38%) Symantec
3 7 (13.46%) Lotus
4 5 (9.62%) RedPrairie
4 5 (9.62%) Sun
4 5 (9.62%) webMethods
5 3 (5.77%) Sencha
5 3 (5.77%) HP
6 2 (3.85%) Apple
6 2 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.85%) Syclo
6 2 (3.85%) Nintex
7 1 (1.92%) Talend
7 1 (1.92%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.92%) IBM
7 1 (1.92%) Adobe
7 1 (1.92%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.92%) SAP
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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