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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 29 33 25
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing Java 30 27 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.33% 4.46% 5.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.64% 13.64% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 17
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £413 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £34.50 £175.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.28% +337.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
220 198 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.75% 32.67% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 111 121
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Average hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.75% +13.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Java
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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 23 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 26 (34.21%) JavaScript
2 25 (32.89%) SQL
2 25 (32.89%) HTML
3 24 (31.58%) .NET
3 24 (31.58%) J2EE
4 19 (25.00%) CSS
5 18 (23.68%) Oracle
6 16 (21.05%) SQL Server
7 15 (19.74%) UNIX
7 15 (19.74%) jQuery
8 14 (18.42%) SOA
8 14 (18.42%) XML
9 13 (17.11%) Spring
10 12 (15.79%) Linux
10 12 (15.79%) MVC
10 12 (15.79%) Finance
11 11 (14.47%) Shell Script
11 11 (14.47%) Telecoms
11 11 (14.47%) Apache
11 11 (14.47%) Tomcat
11 11 (14.47%) MySQL
11 11 (14.47%) Perl
11 11 (14.47%) HTML5
12 10 (13.16%) Software Engineering
12 10 (13.16%) VBA
12 10 (13.16%) JSP
12 10 (13.16%) LDAP
12 10 (13.16%) Migration
13 9 (11.84%) CMS
13 9 (11.84%) Ant

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 11 (14.47%) Apache
1 11 (14.47%) Tomcat
2 9 (11.84%) CMS
3 8 (10.53%) SharePoint
4 6 (7.89%) WebLogic
5 3 (3.95%) IIS
5 3 (3.95%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (2.63%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (1.32%) SAP Portal
7 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.32%) Magnolia
7 1 (1.32%) SAP EP
7 1 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (10.53%) MS Office
1 8 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.26%) TRIRIGA
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle CRM
2 2 (2.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.16%) LDAP
2 6 (7.89%) DDNS
3 5 (6.58%) LTE
3 5 (6.58%) 4G
4 4 (5.26%) SSL
5 3 (3.95%) IPv4
5 3 (3.95%) IPv6
5 3 (3.95%) Internet
5 3 (3.95%) 3G
5 3 (3.95%) 2G
6 2 (2.63%) HTTP
7 1 (1.32%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 11 (14.47%) MySQL
3 6 (7.89%) Oracle Database
3 6 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (6.58%) RDBMS
4 5 (6.58%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.95%) InterSystems Cache
5 3 (3.95%) DB2
6 1 (1.32%) MS Access
6 1 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (11.84%) Ant
2 8 (10.53%) Eclipse
3 7 (9.21%) Maven
4 6 (7.89%) Subversion
5 3 (3.95%) PhoneGap
5 3 (3.95%) ProC
6 2 (2.63%) Xcode
7 1 (1.32%) JIRA
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (15.79%) Finance
2 11 (14.47%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.89%) Banking
4 4 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.26%) Private Banking
5 2 (2.63%) Marketing
5 2 (2.63%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.32%) Electronics
6 1 (1.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 50 (65.79%) Developer
2 15 (19.74%) Java Developer
3 12 (15.79%) Architect
4 7 (9.21%) Technical Architect
4 7 (9.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) Database Developer
5 6 (7.89%) Software Developer
5 6 (7.89%) Software Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Web Developer
6 5 (6.58%) Senior Software Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.26%) Integration Architect
7 4 (5.26%) OSS Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Android Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Development Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Mobile Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (32.89%) HTML
2 24 (31.58%) .NET
2 24 (31.58%) J2EE
3 19 (25.00%) CSS
4 15 (19.74%) jQuery
5 14 (18.42%) XML
6 13 (17.11%) Spring
7 11 (14.47%) HTML5
8 10 (13.16%) JSP
9 8 (10.53%) Web Services
9 8 (10.53%) REST
10 7 (9.21%) Ajax
11 6 (7.89%) JMS
11 6 (7.89%) JSON
11 6 (7.89%) JSTL
11 6 (7.89%) SOAP
11 6 (7.89%) XSLT
12 4 (5.26%) CSS3
12 4 (5.26%) AngularJS
12 4 (5.26%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.63%) Equities
2 2 (2.63%) Open Source
2 2 (2.63%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.74%) UNIX
2 12 (15.79%) Linux
3 8 (10.53%) Android
4 7 (9.21%) Solaris
5 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (7.89%) Apple iOS
5 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (7.89%) Windows
6 4 (5.26%) SUSE
7 3 (3.95%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.42%) SOA
2 12 (15.79%) MVC
3 10 (13.16%) Migration
3 10 (13.16%) Software Engineering
4 9 (11.84%) Data Migration
5 7 (9.21%) Android Development
5 7 (9.21%) Web Development
6 6 (7.89%) OO
6 6 (7.89%) E-Commerce
6 6 (7.89%) EAI
7 5 (6.58%) CRM
7 5 (6.58%) UML
7 5 (6.58%) Risk Management
7 5 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (6.58%) TDD
7 5 (6.58%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (6.58%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (5.26%) Analytics
8 4 (5.26%) iOS Development
8 4 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 26 (34.21%) JavaScript
2 25 (32.89%) SQL
3 11 (14.47%) Perl
3 11 (14.47%) Shell Script
4 10 (13.16%) VBA
5 9 (11.84%) C++
6 8 (10.53%) PHP
7 7 (9.21%) C
8 6 (7.89%) PowerShell
9 5 (6.58%) Scala
10 4 (5.26%) C#
11 2 (2.63%) Python
11 2 (2.63%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.32%) VB
12 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (9.21%) SC Cleared
1 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 18 (23.68%) Oracle
2 7 (9.21%) IBM
2 7 (9.21%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.89%) Business Objects
3 6 (7.89%) Alterian
4 4 (5.26%) Sencha
4 4 (5.26%) SAP
4 4 (5.26%) JBoss
4 4 (5.26%) Sun
4 4 (5.26%) CA
5 3 (3.95%) hybris
6 2 (2.63%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.63%) JD Edwards
6 2 (2.63%) Sybase
7 1 (1.32%) Google
7 1 (1.32%) Nintex
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