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 19 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 13 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Java 14 18 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.14% 10.00% 15.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.56% 34.62% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Average daily rate
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£438 £488 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
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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
57 52 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 29.08% 28.89% 40.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 33
Average daily rate £338 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £273 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £588 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £175.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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
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 19 September 2014, 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 10 (58.82%) XML
2 9 (52.94%) Hibernate
2 9 (52.94%) Spring
2 9 (52.94%) WebSphere
2 9 (52.94%) Web Services
3 8 (47.06%) JMX
3 8 (47.06%) Internet
3 8 (47.06%) B2C
3 8 (47.06%) XSLT
3 8 (47.06%) JBoss
3 8 (47.06%) Apache
3 8 (47.06%) E-Commerce
3 8 (47.06%) JMS
3 8 (47.06%) J2EE
3 8 (47.06%) Oracle
3 8 (47.06%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (47.06%) WebLogic
3 8 (47.06%) JDBC
3 8 (47.06%) JSP
3 8 (47.06%) Servlets
3 8 (47.06%) SOAP
3 8 (47.06%) Struts
3 8 (47.06%) QA
3 8 (47.06%) Endeca
3 8 (47.06%) Content Management
3 8 (47.06%) ATG
3 8 (47.06%) CMS
3 8 (47.06%) Load Testing
3 8 (47.06%) Software Architecture
3 8 (47.06%) Capacity Planning

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 9 (52.94%) WebSphere
2 8 (47.06%) Apache
2 8 (47.06%) WebSphere Application Server
2 8 (47.06%) WebLogic
2 8 (47.06%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) JUnit
General
1 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Front-End Web Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Junior C++ Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Hybris Developer
4 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Project Officer
4 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Developer
4 1 (5.88%) C++ Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Project Support Officer
4 1 (5.88%) Junior Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Integration Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Junior
4 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) XML
2 9 (52.94%) Hibernate
2 9 (52.94%) Spring
2 9 (52.94%) Web Services
3 8 (47.06%) JMX
3 8 (47.06%) XSLT
3 8 (47.06%) JMS
3 8 (47.06%) J2EE
3 8 (47.06%) JDBC
3 8 (47.06%) JSP
3 8 (47.06%) Servlets
3 8 (47.06%) SOAP
3 8 (47.06%) Struts
4 4 (23.53%) HTML
5 2 (11.76%) jQuery
5 2 (11.76%) HTML5
6 1 (5.88%) Guice
6 1 (5.88%) CSS3
6 1 (5.88%) Backbone.js
6 1 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) iPad
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) B2C
1 8 (47.06%) E-Commerce
1 8 (47.06%) Content Management
1 8 (47.06%) Load Testing
1 8 (47.06%) Software Architecture
1 8 (47.06%) Capacity Planning
1 8 (47.06%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (11.76%) ERP
3 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
3 1 (5.88%) SOA
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) C++
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.76%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) Assembly Language
3 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) JBoss
1 8 (47.06%) Oracle
1 8 (47.06%) Endeca
1 8 (47.06%) ATG
2 4 (23.53%) SAP
3 2 (11.76%) IBM
4 1 (5.88%) hybris
4 1 (5.88%) Google