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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 44 21 30
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +9
Contract jobs citing Java 24 46 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.95% 7.18% 2.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.96% 19.83% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 29 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £249 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £34.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +17.16%
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
241 232 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 29.64% 36.19% 30.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 155 60
Average daily rate £325 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 4
Average hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -32.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 15 (33.33%) Spring
2 11 (24.44%) HTML
2 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
2 11 (24.44%) .NET
3 10 (22.22%) Finance
4 9 (20.00%) SQL
4 9 (20.00%) CSS
5 8 (17.78%) J2EE
5 8 (17.78%) Linux
5 8 (17.78%) jQuery
5 8 (17.78%) HTML5
6 7 (15.56%) AngularJS
6 7 (15.56%) MVC
6 7 (15.56%) XML
6 7 (15.56%) UNIX
7 6 (13.33%) SOA
7 6 (13.33%) Hibernate
7 6 (13.33%) Middleware
7 6 (13.33%) Computer Science
7 6 (13.33%) Degree
7 6 (13.33%) WebSphere
7 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (13.33%) Relational Database
8 5 (11.11%) Banking
8 5 (11.11%) IBM
8 5 (11.11%) Web Services
8 5 (11.11%) Windows
8 5 (11.11%) DOM
8 5 (11.11%) SOAP
8 5 (11.11%) JSP

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 6 (13.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.67%) JBoss
2 3 (6.67%) SAS
2 3 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.44%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle BPEL
3 2 (4.44%) Node.js
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (2.22%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.22%) SAP Portal
4 1 (2.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (2.22%) CMS
4 1 (2.22%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.22%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (2.22%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) HTTP
2 2 (4.44%) Wireless
3 1 (2.22%) Internet
3 1 (2.22%) SSL
3 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.67%) CouchDB
2 3 (6.67%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.67%) Couchbase
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.44%) MySQL
3 2 (4.44%) DB2
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Selenium
1 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.22%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.22%) JIRA
2 1 (2.22%) Ant
2 1 (2.22%) JUnit
General
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Retail
4 2 (4.44%) Billing
4 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (55.56%) Developer
2 9 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 8 (17.78%) Architect
4 4 (8.89%) UI Programmer
4 4 (8.89%) UI Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Salesforce.com Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Lead Architect
6 2 (4.44%) TIBCO Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Integration Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Oracle Architect
7 1 (2.22%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Head of Development
7 1 (2.22%) Mainframe Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Middleware Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Head of Software Development
7 1 (2.22%) Oracle Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (33.33%) Spring
2 11 (24.44%) HTML
2 11 (24.44%) .NET
3 9 (20.00%) CSS
4 8 (17.78%) J2EE
4 8 (17.78%) jQuery
4 8 (17.78%) HTML5
5 7 (15.56%) AngularJS
5 7 (15.56%) XML
6 6 (13.33%) Hibernate
6 6 (13.33%) Middleware
7 5 (11.11%) Web Services
7 5 (11.11%) DOM
7 5 (11.11%) SOAP
7 5 (11.11%) JSP
8 3 (6.67%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (6.67%) Java EE
8 3 (6.67%) Spring MVC
9 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET
9 2 (4.44%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.44%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.44%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.44%) Informatics
2 2 (4.44%) Health Informatics
2 2 (4.44%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.22%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.22%) FMCG
3 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.22%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) Linux
2 7 (15.56%) UNIX
3 5 (11.11%) Windows
4 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.56%) MVC
2 6 (13.33%) SOA
2 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (8.89%) OO
3 4 (8.89%) Web Application Development
4 3 (6.67%) Time Management
4 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (6.67%) ATDD
4 3 (6.67%) BDD
4 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 3 (6.67%) TDD
5 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.44%) UML
5 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce
5 2 (4.44%) BPEL
5 2 (4.44%) Data Analysis
5 2 (4.44%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (4.44%) Bioinformatics
5 2 (4.44%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
2 9 (20.00%) SQL
3 4 (8.89%) C
4 3 (6.67%) Apex Code
4 3 (6.67%) Python
4 3 (6.67%) C++
5 2 (4.44%) C#
5 2 (4.44%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.44%) VC++
5 2 (4.44%) R
5 2 (4.44%) Scala
6 1 (2.22%) JCL
6 1 (2.22%) Ruby
6 1 (2.22%) COBOL
6 1 (2.22%) PHP
6 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Degree
2 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) SNOMED CT
1 2 (4.44%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Puppet
1 1 (2.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) IBM
1 5 (11.11%) Oracle
2 4 (8.89%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (6.67%) webMethods
4 2 (4.44%) SAP
4 2 (4.44%) Vitria
4 2 (4.44%) Cerner
4 2 (4.44%) Apple
4 2 (4.44%) BEA
4 2 (4.44%) TIBCO
4 2 (4.44%) Syclo
4 2 (4.44%) Pega
5 1 (2.22%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.22%) RedPrairie
5 1 (2.22%) Talend
5 1 (2.22%) Adobe
5 1 (2.22%) Sun
5 1 (2.22%) HP
5 1 (2.22%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.22%) Sybase
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