The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 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 of the Programming Languages category 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 20 23 32
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Contract jobs citing Java 46 26 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.55% 5.09% 3.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.54% 15.03% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 10
Average daily rate £325 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £325 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £458 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
224 173 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 36.78% 33.86% 36.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 91 123
Average daily rate £313 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £37.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.40% +111.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £37.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Java
West Midlands

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 17 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Java Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 28 (37.84%) SQL
2 24 (32.43%) Oracle
3 22 (29.73%) .NET
3 22 (29.73%) J2EE
4 21 (28.38%) JavaScript
5 20 (27.03%) HTML
6 18 (24.32%) CSS
6 18 (24.32%) Spring
7 16 (21.62%) SQL Server
8 15 (20.27%) UNIX
8 15 (20.27%) jQuery
9 12 (16.22%) Oracle Database
9 12 (16.22%) SOA
10 11 (14.86%) Business Objects
11 10 (13.51%) Windows
11 10 (13.51%) Telecoms
11 10 (13.51%) Migration
11 10 (13.51%) Hibernate
11 10 (13.51%) Data Migration
11 10 (13.51%) Software Engineering
12 9 (12.16%) Microsoft
12 9 (12.16%) Active Directory
12 9 (12.16%) Shell Script
12 9 (12.16%) XML
12 9 (12.16%) MS Office
12 9 (12.16%) SOAP
12 9 (12.16%) Perl
13 8 (10.81%) C
13 8 (10.81%) C++
13 8 (10.81%) MySQL

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 7 (9.46%) SharePoint
1 7 (9.46%) CMS
2 5 (6.76%) IIS
2 5 (6.76%) Apache
2 5 (6.76%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.70%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (2.70%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.35%) SAP Portal
5 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.35%) SAP EP
Applications
1 9 (12.16%) MS Office
2 8 (10.81%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.35%) Magento
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.46%) LDAP
2 6 (8.11%) DDNS
3 5 (6.76%) 4G
4 3 (4.05%) 2G
4 3 (4.05%) LTE
4 3 (4.05%) IPv4
4 3 (4.05%) IPv6
4 3 (4.05%) Internet
4 3 (4.05%) 3G
5 1 (1.35%) HTTP
5 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.35%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.62%) SQL Server
2 12 (16.22%) Oracle Database
3 8 (10.81%) MySQL
4 7 (9.46%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (9.46%) RDBMS
4 7 (9.46%) Relational Database
4 7 (9.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.05%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 3 (4.05%) MS Access
5 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (4.05%) InterSystems Cache
5 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.05%) DB2
6 2 (2.70%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.70%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.35%) Xcelsius
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (10.81%) Maven
2 5 (6.76%) Eclipse
2 5 (6.76%) ProC
2 5 (6.76%) Subversion
2 5 (6.76%) Ant
3 3 (4.05%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (4.05%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.35%) JUnit
5 1 (1.35%) Selenium
5 1 (1.35%) TestNG
General
1 10 (13.51%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.11%) Finance
3 4 (5.41%) Retail
4 2 (2.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.35%) Back Office
5 1 (1.35%) Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (67.57%) Developer
2 15 (20.27%) Java Developer
3 7 (9.46%) Software Engineer
4 6 (8.11%) Senior Software Engineer
4 6 (8.11%) Database Developer
5 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Software Developer
5 5 (6.76%) Architect
5 5 (6.76%) C Developer
6 3 (4.05%) Senior Applications Developer
6 3 (4.05%) OSS Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) Development Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.05%) Analyst
6 3 (4.05%) Web Developer
6 3 (4.05%) Technical Project Manager
6 3 (4.05%) DBA
6 3 (4.05%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.05%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (29.73%) .NET
1 22 (29.73%) J2EE
2 20 (27.03%) HTML
3 18 (24.32%) CSS
3 18 (24.32%) Spring
4 15 (20.27%) jQuery
5 10 (13.51%) Hibernate
6 9 (12.16%) SOAP
6 9 (12.16%) XML
7 7 (9.46%) JSP
7 7 (9.46%) Web Services
7 7 (9.46%) JMS
7 7 (9.46%) REST
8 6 (8.11%) HTML5
9 5 (6.76%) Java EE
9 5 (6.76%) JSTL
9 5 (6.76%) XSLT
10 4 (5.41%) COM+
10 4 (5.41%) DCOM
10 4 (5.41%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.70%) AS400
1 2 (2.70%) Open Source
2 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.35%) Replication
2 1 (1.35%) PDA
2 1 (1.35%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.27%) UNIX
2 10 (13.51%) Windows
3 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (6.76%) Linux
6 3 (4.05%) AIX
6 3 (4.05%) Solaris
7 2 (2.70%) Android
8 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.22%) SOA
2 10 (13.51%) Migration
2 10 (13.51%) Software Engineering
2 10 (13.51%) Data Migration
3 8 (10.81%) Scrum
4 7 (9.46%) EAI
4 7 (9.46%) MVC
5 6 (8.11%) OO
6 5 (6.76%) ERP
6 5 (6.76%) TDD
6 5 (6.76%) Use Case
7 4 (5.41%) Web Design
7 4 (5.41%) CRM
7 4 (5.41%) E-Commerce
7 4 (5.41%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (4.05%) User Stories
8 3 (4.05%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.05%) UML
8 3 (4.05%) Risk Management
8 3 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 28 (37.84%) SQL
2 21 (28.38%) JavaScript
3 9 (12.16%) Perl
3 9 (12.16%) Shell Script
4 8 (10.81%) C++
4 8 (10.81%) VBA
4 8 (10.81%) C
5 6 (8.11%) PHP
5 6 (8.11%) PowerShell
6 5 (6.76%) PL/SQL
7 4 (5.41%) Scala
8 3 (4.05%) VB
9 2 (2.70%) RPG
9 2 (2.70%) C#
9 2 (2.70%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
1 3 (4.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 9 (12.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) MOM
1 1 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 24 (32.43%) Oracle
2 11 (14.86%) Business Objects
3 9 (12.16%) Microsoft
4 8 (10.81%) IBM
5 5 (6.76%) Alterian
5 5 (6.76%) SAP
6 3 (4.05%) JD Edwards
6 3 (4.05%) hybris
7 2 (2.70%) Sitecore
7 2 (2.70%) JBoss
8 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.35%) Symantec
8 1 (1.35%) Citrix
8 1 (1.35%) Informatica
8 1 (1.35%) Sencha