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 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 13 15 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -13
Contract jobs citing Java 13 10 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 6.34% 5.92% 21.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.49% 24.39% 59.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 3
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£625 £400 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% +128.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.37% -6.66%
Java
England

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
51 41 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 24.88% 24.26% 37.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 15
Average daily rate £450 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £428 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £175.00 £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 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 12 (35.29%) Oracle
2 8 (23.53%) WebLogic
2 8 (23.53%) SAP
2 8 (23.53%) UNIX
2 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (23.53%) WebSphere
3 7 (20.59%) Pega
3 7 (20.59%) XML
3 7 (20.59%) SQL
3 7 (20.59%) IBM
4 6 (17.65%) J2EE
4 6 (17.65%) Web Services
4 6 (17.65%) hybris
4 6 (17.65%) Finance
5 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (14.71%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 5 (14.71%) Documentum
5 5 (14.71%) Oracle Database
6 4 (11.76%) SOA
6 4 (11.76%) Linux
6 4 (11.76%) Ant
7 3 (8.82%) Oracle OWB
7 3 (8.82%) Spring
7 3 (8.82%) Oracle OLAP
7 3 (8.82%) RESTful
7 3 (8.82%) PL/SQL
7 3 (8.82%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (8.82%) OLAP
7 3 (8.82%) XSLT
7 3 (8.82%) Oracle Financials

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 8 (23.53%) WebLogic
1 8 (23.53%) WebSphere
2 5 (14.71%) Documentum
3 3 (8.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.94%) MQSI
5 1 (2.94%) Apache
5 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (2.94%) Jetty
5 1 (2.94%) nginx
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) HTTP
1 2 (5.88%) Firewall
1 2 (5.88%) SSL
2 1 (2.94%) Internet
2 1 (2.94%) SMTP
2 1 (2.94%) IPsec
2 1 (2.94%) IMAP
2 1 (2.94%) OpenVPN
2 1 (2.94%) Skype
2 1 (2.94%) SNMP
2 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.94%) VPN
2 1 (2.94%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.82%) Big Data
2 3 (8.82%) OLAP
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle Discoverer
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle OWB
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (5.88%) MySQL
3 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.94%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Ant
2 2 (5.88%) Subversion
3 1 (2.94%) Maven
3 1 (2.94%) JIRA
3 1 (2.94%) Selenium
3 1 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.94%) JProfiler
3 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.94%) Hudson
3 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.94%) JConsole
3 1 (2.94%) VisualVM
3 1 (2.94%) YourKit
3 1 (2.94%) JMeter
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Developer
2 11 (32.35%) Architect
3 5 (14.71%) Senior Developer
3 5 (14.71%) WebSphere Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Principal Architect
3 5 (14.71%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Hybris Architect
4 4 (11.76%) Java Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Senior WebSphere Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (2.94%) DBA
7 1 (2.94%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Administrator
7 1 (2.94%) Integration Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (2.94%) J2EE Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Hybris Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) XML
2 6 (17.65%) Web Services
2 6 (17.65%) J2EE
3 5 (14.71%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 3 (8.82%) Spring
4 3 (8.82%) RESTful
4 3 (8.82%) XSLT
4 3 (8.82%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (5.88%) Middleware
5 2 (5.88%) JMS
5 2 (5.88%) XML Schema
5 2 (5.88%) SOAP
5 2 (5.88%) XSD
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (2.94%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (2.94%) Java EE
6 1 (2.94%) Dojo
6 1 (2.94%) Spring MVC
6 1 (2.94%) HTML5
6 1 (2.94%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) N-Tier
1 1 (2.94%) Clustering
1 1 (2.94%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) UNIX
2 4 (11.76%) Linux
3 1 (2.94%) SUSE
3 1 (2.94%) Debian
3 1 (2.94%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.94%) CentOS
3 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (11.76%) SOA
4 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.88%) MVC
5 2 (5.88%) E-Commerce
5 2 (5.88%) Integration Testing
5 2 (5.88%) Open Source
5 2 (5.88%) Waterfall
5 2 (5.88%) Test Strategy
5 2 (5.88%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (5.88%) API Design
6 1 (2.94%) DevOps
6 1 (2.94%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.94%) OO
6 1 (2.94%) High Availability
6 1 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.94%) BPEL
6 1 (2.94%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.88%) Ruby
4 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.94%) Python
4 1 (2.94%) RPG
4 1 (2.94%) C#
4 1 (2.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
1 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) NFS
1 1 (2.94%) Varnish
1 1 (2.94%) FreeRADIUS
1 1 (2.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Nagios
1 1 (2.94%) Cacti
1 1 (2.94%) Puppet
1 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.94%) logstash
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Oracle
2 8 (23.53%) SAP
3 7 (20.59%) IBM
3 7 (20.59%) Pega
4 6 (17.65%) hybris
5 2 (5.88%) Informatica
5 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.94%) SaltStack
6 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.94%) Dell
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