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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 28 20 27
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Contract jobs citing Java 32 35 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.95% 5.67% 4.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.78% 14.96% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 8
Average daily rate
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£275 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +0.69%
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
180 234 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 27.82% 37.93% 33.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 144 80
Average daily rate £331 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -24.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £15.40 £27.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 (36.54%) Windows
2 18 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (26.92%) HTML
4 13 (25.00%) J2EE
4 13 (25.00%) Spring
5 12 (23.08%) MVC
5 12 (23.08%) .NET
5 12 (23.08%) UNIX
5 12 (23.08%) CSS
6 11 (21.15%) JavaScript
6 11 (21.15%) Banking
7 10 (19.23%) Oracle
7 10 (19.23%) Linux
7 10 (19.23%) HTML5
8 9 (17.31%) XML
8 9 (17.31%) TCP/IP
8 9 (17.31%) Finance
9 8 (15.38%) Back Office
9 8 (15.38%) Symantec
9 8 (15.38%) Blackberry
9 8 (15.38%) WebSphere
9 8 (15.38%) Windows XP
9 8 (15.38%) Citrix
9 8 (15.38%) MS Office
9 8 (15.38%) Windows 7
9 8 (15.38%) jQuery
9 8 (15.38%) Apple iOS
10 7 (13.46%) C
10 7 (13.46%) Lotus
10 7 (13.46%) SOA

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 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 3 (5.77%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.77%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (3.85%) JBoss
5 2 (3.85%) CMS
5 2 (3.85%) Magnolia
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.92%) Node.js
6 1 (1.92%) WebLogic Portal
6 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%) HTTP
2 2 (3.85%) Wireless
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%) Couchbase
3 2 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.85%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.85%) CouchDB
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.92%) DB2
4 1 (1.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Ant
2 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.77%) JIRA
3 3 (5.77%) Maven
4 2 (3.85%) JMeter
4 2 (3.85%) Subversion
5 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.92%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.92%) Selenium
5 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (21.15%) Banking
2 9 (17.31%) Finance
3 8 (15.38%) Back Office
4 5 (9.62%) Retail
5 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (51.92%) Developer
2 13 (25.00%) 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 6 (11.54%) Architect
6 5 (9.62%) Mobile Developer
6 5 (9.62%) Senior Developer
7 4 (7.69%) UI Programmer
7 4 (7.69%) UI Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Senior Architect
8 3 (5.77%) SharePoint Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (5.77%) J2EE Developer
9 2 (3.85%) Technical Architect
9 2 (3.85%) Consultant
9 2 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.85%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.92%) HTML
2 13 (25.00%) J2EE
2 13 (25.00%) Spring
3 12 (23.08%) .NET
3 12 (23.08%) CSS
4 10 (19.23%) HTML5
5 9 (17.31%) XML
6 8 (15.38%) jQuery
7 7 (13.46%) JSON
8 6 (11.54%) PhoneGap
8 6 (11.54%) AngularJS
9 5 (9.62%) Hibernate
10 4 (7.69%) Ajax
10 4 (7.69%) Spring MVC
11 3 (5.77%) Java EE
11 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET
11 3 (5.77%) JSP
12 2 (3.85%) Servlets
12 2 (3.85%) Web Services
12 2 (3.85%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Blackberry
2 6 (11.54%) Mobile App
2 6 (11.54%) User Experience
3 5 (9.62%) FMCG
3 5 (9.62%) IVR
4 4 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.92%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.92%) PDA
5 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.92%) HACMP
5 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 19 (36.54%) Windows
2 12 (23.08%) UNIX
3 10 (19.23%) Linux
4 8 (15.38%) Windows XP
4 8 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 8 (15.38%) Apple iOS
5 6 (11.54%) Solaris
5 6 (11.54%) Android
6 1 (1.92%) zOS
6 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.92%) AIX
6 1 (1.92%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (23.08%) MVC
3 7 (13.46%) SOA
4 6 (11.54%) OOP
4 6 (11.54%) Android Development
4 6 (11.54%) iOS Development
5 5 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (9.62%) Time Management
5 5 (9.62%) Logistics
5 5 (9.62%) TDD
6 4 (7.69%) Web Application Development
6 4 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.77%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (5.77%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (5.77%) Migration
7 3 (5.77%) OO
8 2 (3.85%) OOA/OOD
8 2 (3.85%) Pair Programming
8 2 (3.85%) Content Management
8 2 (3.85%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) JavaScript
2 7 (13.46%) C
3 6 (11.54%) C#
4 5 (9.62%) Perl
5 4 (7.69%) Bash Shell
6 3 (5.77%) Scala
6 3 (5.77%) SQL
7 2 (3.85%) VC++
7 2 (3.85%) Ruby
8 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.92%) JCL
8 1 (1.92%) Python
8 1 (1.92%) C++
8 1 (1.92%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
1 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) QA
1 1 (1.92%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Puppet
1 1 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.92%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) Oracle
2 8 (15.38%) Symantec
2 8 (15.38%) Citrix
3 7 (13.46%) Lotus
4 6 (11.54%) Sencha
5 5 (9.62%) RedPrairie
5 5 (9.62%) webMethods
5 5 (9.62%) Sun
6 3 (5.77%) Nintex
6 3 (5.77%) HP
7 2 (3.85%) Apple
7 2 (3.85%) Syclo
8 1 (1.92%) IBM
8 1 (1.92%) SAP
8 1 (1.92%) Business Objects