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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 33 34 34
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Java 23 30 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.08% 4.21% 4.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.75% 13.45% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 20 12
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £250 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £478 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £34.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -80.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.37% -6.66%
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
236 223 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.59% 31.28% 32.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 138 112
Average daily rate £363 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
Average hourly rate £26.50 £34.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.18% -6.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.85 £20.00 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £34.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 16 (35.56%) JavaScript
2 12 (26.67%) Spring
3 11 (24.44%) SQL
4 10 (22.22%) Web Services
4 10 (22.22%) Scrum
5 9 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
5 9 (20.00%) .NET
6 8 (17.78%) XML
6 8 (17.78%) DataPower
7 7 (15.56%) Relational Database
7 7 (15.56%) UNIX
7 7 (15.56%) Linux
7 7 (15.56%) Oracle
7 7 (15.56%) HTML
7 7 (15.56%) Middleware
7 7 (15.56%) Hibernate
7 7 (15.56%) MVC
7 7 (15.56%) Finance
8 6 (13.33%) jQuery
8 6 (13.33%) CSS
8 6 (13.33%) JSP
8 6 (13.33%) SOAP
9 5 (11.11%) Servlets
9 5 (11.11%) Windows
9 5 (11.11%) SOA
9 5 (11.11%) IBM
9 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (11.11%) TDD
9 5 (11.11%) AngularJS
9 5 (11.11%) HTML5

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (8.89%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.67%) SAS
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (4.44%) Node.js
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle BPEL
3 2 (4.44%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.44%) JBoss
3 2 (4.44%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.22%) SAP Portal
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (6.67%) CouchDB
3 3 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.67%) Couchbase
4 2 (4.44%) MySQL
5 1 (2.22%) DB2
5 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Selenium
2 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.22%) Mockito
2 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.22%) Spock
2 1 (2.22%) JUnit
2 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Retail
3 2 (4.44%) Billing
4 1 (2.22%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (53.33%) Developer
2 10 (22.22%) Java Developer
3 9 (20.00%) Architect
4 5 (11.11%) Integration Architect
5 3 (6.67%) Technical Architect
5 3 (6.67%) Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Lead Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.44%) TIBCO Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Technical Leader
7 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Architect
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Programmer
7 1 (2.22%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) SAP Architect
7 1 (2.22%) SAP Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.67%) Spring
2 10 (22.22%) Web Services
3 9 (20.00%) .NET
4 8 (17.78%) XML
5 7 (15.56%) Middleware
5 7 (15.56%) Hibernate
5 7 (15.56%) HTML
6 6 (13.33%) jQuery
6 6 (13.33%) SOAP
6 6 (13.33%) CSS
6 6 (13.33%) JSP
7 5 (11.11%) Servlets
7 5 (11.11%) HTML5
7 5 (11.11%) AngularJS
8 4 (8.89%) DOM
9 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET
9 3 (6.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 3 (6.67%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (6.67%) Java EE
9 3 (6.67%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) DataPower
2 2 (4.44%) Health Informatics
2 2 (4.44%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.44%) Informatics
2 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.44%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) UNIX
1 7 (15.56%) Linux
2 5 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (2.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) Scrum
2 9 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 7 (15.56%) MVC
4 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (11.11%) TDD
4 5 (11.11%) SOA
5 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 3 (6.67%) OO
5 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (6.67%) Time Management
5 3 (6.67%) BDD
5 3 (6.67%) ATDD
6 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (4.44%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.44%) Workflow
6 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.44%) BPEL
6 2 (4.44%) Data Analysis
6 2 (4.44%) Bioinformatics
7 1 (2.22%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 16 (35.56%) JavaScript
2 11 (24.44%) SQL
3 3 (6.67%) VB.NET
3 3 (6.67%) C
3 3 (6.67%) C#
3 3 (6.67%) C++
4 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.44%) Python
4 2 (4.44%) R
5 1 (2.22%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.22%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) QA
1 2 (4.44%) SNOMED CT
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Oracle
2 5 (11.11%) IBM
3 3 (6.67%) webMethods
4 2 (4.44%) Pega
4 2 (4.44%) BEA
4 2 (4.44%) Cerner
4 2 (4.44%) Vitria
4 2 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (4.44%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.22%) Sun
5 1 (2.22%) HP
5 1 (2.22%) Sybase
5 1 (2.22%) SAP
5 1 (2.22%) hybris