The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 4 25 4
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -21
Contract jobs citing Java 27 2 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 18.12% 0.98% 11.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 55.10% 5.00% 35.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
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UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +17.64%
Java
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
49 40 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 32.89% 19.51% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 12
Average daily rate £365 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £250 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +12.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Java
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java across the Midlands region.

Java Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java across the Midlands region.

Java Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 17 (42.50%) SQL
1 17 (42.50%) WebSphere
2 15 (37.50%) SAP
3 13 (32.50%) IBM
4 12 (30.00%) J2EE
4 12 (30.00%) JDBC
5 11 (27.50%) Oracle
6 9 (22.50%) WebSphere Application Server
6 9 (22.50%) Eclipse
7 8 (20.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 8 (20.00%) XML
7 8 (20.00%) RAD
7 8 (20.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 7 (17.50%) MVC
8 7 (17.50%) Information Management
8 7 (17.50%) IBM InfoSphere
8 7 (17.50%) Relational Database
8 7 (17.50%) UNIX
8 7 (17.50%) DB2
8 7 (17.50%) RDBMS
9 6 (15.00%) JSP
9 6 (15.00%) Spring
10 5 (12.50%) Pega
10 5 (12.50%) Servlets
10 5 (12.50%) EJB
11 4 (10.00%) Ant
11 4 (10.00%) Struts
11 4 (10.00%) Web Services
11 4 (10.00%) HTTP
11 4 (10.00%) XML Schema

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 17 (42.50%) WebSphere
2 9 (22.50%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (7.50%) WebLogic
3 3 (7.50%) Documentum
3 3 (7.50%) MQSI
4 2 (5.00%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.50%) NetWeaver
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (2.50%) Apache Solr
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (2.50%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (2.50%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) DB2
1 7 (17.50%) RDBMS
1 7 (17.50%) IBM InfoSphere
1 7 (17.50%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (5.00%) Big Data
3 2 (5.00%) OLAP
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.50%) OLTP
4 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.50%) SAP BW
4 1 (2.50%) MySQL
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.50%) MaxDB
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Eclipse
2 8 (20.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 4 (10.00%) Ant
4 3 (7.50%) Subversion
4 3 (7.50%) Maven
4 3 (7.50%) Hudson
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (75.00%) Developer
2 7 (17.50%) WebSphere Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Java Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Architect
4 5 (12.50%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.50%) J2EE Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Hybris Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.50%) Analyst Programmer
8 1 (2.50%) Programmer
8 1 (2.50%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Architect
8 1 (2.50%) Senior WebSphere Developer
8 1 (2.50%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) J2EE
1 12 (30.00%) JDBC
2 8 (20.00%) XML
2 8 (20.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 6 (15.00%) Spring
3 6 (15.00%) JSP
4 5 (12.50%) Servlets
4 5 (12.50%) EJB
5 4 (10.00%) Struts
5 4 (10.00%) Web Services
5 4 (10.00%) JMS
5 4 (10.00%) XML Schema
6 2 (5.00%) Middleware
6 2 (5.00%) CSS
6 2 (5.00%) HTML
6 2 (5.00%) Ajax
6 2 (5.00%) XHTML
7 1 (2.50%) JSTL
7 1 (2.50%) Spring MVC
7 1 (2.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) N-Tier
1 3 (7.50%) DataPower
2 1 (2.50%) GIS
2 1 (2.50%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) UNIX
2 2 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Android
3 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) RAD
2 7 (17.50%) MVC
2 7 (17.50%) Information Management
3 4 (10.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (10.00%) SOA
4 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
4 3 (7.50%) Waterfall
4 3 (7.50%) EAI
4 3 (7.50%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (5.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.00%) CRM
6 1 (2.50%) UML
6 1 (2.50%) OO
6 1 (2.50%) Project Management
6 1 (2.50%) Change Management
6 1 (2.50%) ERP
6 1 (2.50%) BPEL
6 1 (2.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (42.50%) SQL
2 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (7.50%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.50%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) VCP4
2 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) SAP
2 13 (32.50%) IBM
3 11 (27.50%) Oracle
4 5 (12.50%) Pega
5 3 (7.50%) hybris
6 2 (5.00%) Adobe
6 2 (5.00%) Informatica
7 1 (2.50%) Business Objects